News for 2011-10-08

Saturday, October 8, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] DC Protests: Reports Of Pepper-Spray Incident At Air And Space Museum
WASHINGTON -- According to dispatches on Twitter, security officials at the Smithsonian Air and Space museum used pepper spray on "Stop the Machine" demonstrators protesting an exhibition on drone aircraft, which is described as a "glorification of extra-judicial executions and the military...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Wall Street Protesters Want World to Know They're Just Like Us
NEW YORK -- As other protesters chanted vigorously around her, Nancy Pi-Sunyer stood off to the side at the Occupy Wall Street rally, clutching her sign, looking a little like a new teacher on the first day of school. In a way, she was: At 66, this retired teacher was joining a protest for the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Washington Struggles to Keep Occupiers Straight
With so many liberal protesters waving signs in the streets of Washington, D.C., it's not surprising that many news reports have muddled who is in charge of what. But activists camping out in McPherson Square with the Occupy DC movement want to make one thing perfectly clear: Occupy DC has nothing...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Chilean Girls Stage 'Occupation' of Their Own School in Education Rights Protest
Sleeping on a tiled classroom floor, sharing cigarettes and always on the lookout for police raids, the students of Carmela Carvajal primary and secondary school are living a revolution.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Occupy Wall Street Protestors Plan Another March As Campout Grows In Zuccotti Park
NEW YORK — Saturday marks exactly three weeks since the Occupy Wall Street protest began at Zuccotti Park and with the numbers swelling by the day, the movement has outgrown the area. As the protesters awakened to begin their day, a change of venue was on the agenda. The demonstrators feel it’s...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Billionaire Mayor Bloomberg: Occupy Wall Street is Trying to Destroy Jobs
The New York mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has accused the Occupy Wall Street protesters of trying to destroy jobs in the city. In his weekly radio show, Bloomberg said the protests against the city's financial services were "not productive" given the importance of the sector to the local economy. "...
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