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08.13.13 Andy Cush

At around noon today, a group of protesters associated with Occupy Sandy arrived at the Women’s National Republican Club on West 51st Street, just in time for a fundraiser ostensibly to benefit the likely presidential campaign of Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). Bags of garbage slung conspicuously over their backs, clad in yellow and red trash-collectors’ […]

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06.07.13 Justin Wedes

Justin Wedes of Occupy Wall Street is reporting from the front lines of the protests in Turkey for ANIMAL. He’s also tweeting from the field continuously.  I’m walking with Seda, my 18-year old Turkish translator, down Gumussuyu Street that slopes sea-ward out of Gezi Park in downtown Istanbul. She has taken me here to show me where her and her […]

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06.05.13 Justin Wedes

Justin Wedes of Occupy Wall Street is reporting from the front lines of the protests in Turkey for ANIMAL all week. He’s also tweeting from the field continuously.  So you’re watching #OccupyGezi from your laptop on the couch and want to do something about it? Here’s a novel idea: Come to Istanbul. I know. I know. That sounds insane. There’s […]

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06.04.13 Justin Wedes

Justin Wedes of Occupy Wall Street is reporting from the front lines of the protests in Turkey for ANIMAL all week. He’s also tweeting from the field continuously.  It’s been eight days since the sit-in against a shopping mall development in Istanbul’s Gezi Park and something magical is happening. After extensive police skirmishes in the streets around Gezi, the […]

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06.03.13 Justin Wedes

Justin Wedes of Occupy Wall Street is reporting from the front lines of the protests in Turkey for ANIMAL all week. He’s also tweeting from the field continuously.  Walking down Istiklal Street — a broad pedestrian path leading out of Istanbul’s downtown Taksim Square — the air is festive. It feels like a vibrant party scene, with techno music […]

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