Category Archives: Protests

Westboro Baptist Church to picket Steve Jobs’ funeral

It’s nice to see Rev. Phelps and his congregants continuing to do their bit to make the world a better place: If you’re ever at a loss for what the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, is all about, take … Continue reading

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Give this Wall Street protester a microphone !!!

Actually, Fox News did give him a microphone. But they didn’t air the interview. Can’t imagine why. (The New York Observer via Balloon Juice)

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Photo: Scary Wall Street protester — no wonder the NYPD needs mace and pepper spray

Apart from the fact that she’s allegedly 13 years old, who could arrest someone wearing that adorable hat?

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Working man to Wall Street protesters: Get off my bridge!

The Occupy Wall Street group — which portrays itself as representing 99% of Americans against the 1% who are wealthiest — closed down the Brooklyn Bridge for 2 1/2 hours yesterday, stranding 100 cars and leading to the arrest of … Continue reading

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Citizen videos: both cause and potential remedy for NYPD misconduct in pepper-spraying Wall Street protesters

James Fallows¬†follows up on the NYPD officer who recently pepper-sprayed a peaceful Wall Street protester: To me it’s obvious that the abuse stories would have disappeared if not for the videos. Very much like the original Rodney King police-beating video, … Continue reading

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Why is the New York Times’ coverage of the Wall Street protests so snarky and disparaging?

Here’s an excerpt from Ginia Bellafante’s snotty¬†New York Times piece: By late morning on Wednesday, Occupy Wall Street, a noble but fractured and airy movement of rightly frustrated young people, had a default ambassador in a half-naked woman who called … Continue reading

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