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How a College Grad Helped Sink BofA's Debit Card Fee

'That is it. I'm sick of this,' Molly Katchpole said of the bank plan

(Newser) - Bank of America's $5-debit-card-fee hit the dustbin after "a great deal of feedback from customers," it said—but the bank didn't mention a 22-year-old college grad who got angry enough to rally 360,000 signatures against the plan. "I heard the news about the fee... More »

Occupy Wall Street Alternative— Return Junk Mail to Banks

Those pre-paid envelopes make it easy, says advocate

(Newser) - Want to send the big banks a message, but don't have the time (or the drums) to join Occupy Wall Street? Poet Artie Moffa has come up with an alternative—just start returning all that junk mail the banks are always sending, notes ABC News . Because the banks' offers... More »

Oakland Cops Fire Tear Gas at Occupiers

...who throw bottles, paint back at police

(Newser) - Hundreds of people protesting the eviction of the Occupy Oakland camp clashed with police last night. Police fired tear gas at least five times into a crowd attempting to retake the camp outside Oakland City Hall, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The protesters regrouped after each tear-gassing, with some throwing... More »

Cornel West Busted in Protest at Supreme Court

Professor had just come from Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication

(Newser) - Activist Princeton University professor and well-known commentator Cornel West was one of 19 people arrested on the steps of the Supreme Court yesterday afternoon while protesting the influence of corporate money in politics, reports AP . The group was busted when they refused to leave the grounds, according to a spokeswoman... More »

'Occupy' Amasses $230K War Chest

Donations overwhelm $40-a-month UPS box

(Newser) - "Occupy Wall Street" has racked up $230,000 in donations and has a warehouse stacked with supplies ranging from peanut butter to tampons, the New York Post reports. Money orders, online donations, and about $1,000-a-day stuffed into a plastic jug in Zuccotti Park, New York, account for the... More »

'Occupiers' Arrested Across US; Rome Tallies Damage

Police handcuff 175 in Chicago for not clearing public plaza

(Newser) - Police arrested hundreds of "Occupy Wall Street" protesters today who endured chilly nights outdoors in Chicago, New York, Denver, and Arizona, the New York Daily News reports. As the Chicago Tribune has it, officers rounded up about 175 demonstrators who refused to clear Congress Plaza after 1am. The arrests... More »

NY Protesters to Target Millionaires' Homes

Rupert Murdoch, David Koch on list

(Newser) - No wonder the super rich are freaked out about the Occupy Wall Street movement. Now protesters are planning to target millionaires' homes for demonstrations. They plan to head this afternoon in a "Millionaires March" to the tony Manhattan digs of Rupert Murdoch, JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, financier... More »

Krugman: Why Occupy Has Super-Rich Freaking Out

'Plutocrats' realize their position is 'morally indefensible': Paul Krugman

(Newser) - As the Occupy Wall Street protests gain traction, we're seeing a vicious backlash from the nation's "plutocrats" and the politicians and pundits who back them up, writes Paul Krugman in the New York Times . Eric Cantor has decried the "mobs," which CNBC says are "... More »

Protesters Force Closure of Air & Space Museum

Egypt activist address protester in New York City

(Newser) - About 200 anti-war protesters forced the closing of the Air and Space Museum yesterday afternoon, after clashing with the museum's guards at the building's entrance, reports the Washington Post . October 2011, a group opposed to US involvement in Afghanistan and allied with Occupy DC, was demonstrating against the... More »

Bust Bankers, Not Protesters

Wall Street occupiers jailed when bankers are the real criminals: Michael Daly

(Newser) - The big banks’ financial maneuvers brought our economy to the brink of collapse, but you don’t see any bankers behind bars. Instead, it’s the Occupy Wall Street protesters who are getting arrested—for such heinous crimes as stopping traffic, writes Michael Daly in the Daily Beast . Goldman Sachs... More »

Labor Unions Get Behind Occupy Wall Street

Union support could bring movement into the mainstream

(Newser) - First they got support from the Marines , and now labor unions are coming to back up the Occupy Wall Street protesters. A transport workers union went to court to stop the NYPD from commandeering city buses for use in transporting arrested protesters. A healthcare workers union is sending food and... More »

Anti-Corporate Protests Spread Across America

Boston, Chicago, Denver, LA, and Seattle see demos, more expected

(Newser) - Occupy Wall Street is spreading to Main Streets across the US, with anti-corporate protests welling up in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, and Seattle, reports the Daily Mail . Occupy Boston appears to be the biggest so far, with nearly 1,000 people setting up in downtown Dewey Square. The Reserve... More »

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