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05.01.15 Prachi Gupta

Migrant workers toiling away in Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island have been working under under slave-like conditions for at least five years to build branches for world-class institutions, including the Guggenheim and NYU, but warnings from the Human Rights Watch and other activists have fallen on deaf ears. On Friday, a few minutes after 12 PM, […]

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09.23.14 Amy K. Nelson

On Monday morning, following the world’s largest environmental march ever, an estimated 1,000-plus people took over Broadway in lower Manhattan for a protest dubbed #FloodWallStreet. Activists wanted to voice their displeasure over what they call the climate crisis, many emphasizing that capitalism is a huge cause for the decimation of our planet. (Click gallery above […]

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Amy K. Nelson

It was just following the lunch rush in downtown Manhattan on Monday afternoon when the NYPD took a young blonde woman out of the crowd to question her. They saw her possibly illegally entering buildings that surrounded the #FloodWallStreet protest — in which 1,000-plus people shut down blocks of Broadway in the heart of the […]

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06.10.14 Sophie Weiner

The City of New York will pay $583,000 in compensation to falsely arrested Occupy protestors, the largest settlement yet in any case against the NYPD for their conduct throughout the Occupy Wall Street protests. The previous highest was $350,000, won by lawyer Norman Siegel for the destruction of property when officers cleared Zuccotti Park in […]

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05.19.14 Andy Cush

Cecily McMillan, the Occupy protester who was charged with assaulting a police officer after an incident the night of March 17, 2012, was sentenced to 90 days in prison minus time served and five years probation on Monday. The courtroom inside the Criminal Courts Building was at capacity when ANIMAL arrived this morning as dozens of demonstrators […]

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05.09.14 Andy Cush

Cecily McMillan, who was arrested for elbowing a cop during an Occupy Wall Street demonstration 2012, was found guilty of assaulting a police officer earlier this week. Now, nine of the twelve jurors who convicted her have written a letter to the judge, urging him not to send her to prison “We the jury petition […]

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05.06.14 Andy Cush

Cecily McMillan who allegedly elbowed a cop after he grabbed her breast during Occupy demonstrations on March 17, 2012, was found guilty of assaulting a police officer yesterday afternoon. She was denied bail, and will be held at Rikers Island until her sentencing May 19. Assaulting a police officer carries a maximum sentence of seven years. […]

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05.02.14 Aymann Ismail

“Jobs are modern day slavery,” Pastor Brown told me at the annual May Day protest gathering in Union Square. Others suggested getting rid of NATO and promoting “psychoanalytic education.” There were socialists, secularists, anarchists, groups representing people of the Dominican Republic, Palestine, the Philippines and though it was very loud, the overarching message was clear: Raise […]

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02.10.14 Andy Cush

Cecily McMillan, the Ocuppy Wall Street activist who suffered seizures after a violent encounter with cops in Zuccotti Park in 2012, goes to trial this week, and faces up to seven years in jail. The crime is the assault of a police officer; she allegedly elbowed a cop after he grabbed her breast during the […]

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10.14.13 Andy Cush

It’s an inspiring story: Chris Cox, a “chainsaw sculptor” from South Carolina, decides to start mowing the lawn and picking up trash at the National Mall last week, as furloughed federal employees have been unable to maintain the grounds. His actions go viral across social media, and a group of concerned patriots (who happen to […]

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