Occupy Wall Street

Occupy SF plans rallies in response to police raid

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Occupy San Francisco protesters are calling for emergency rallies at noon outside 101 Market Street and 6 p.m. at Justin Herman Plaza in response to an early morning police raid carried out today, Dec. 7, which cleared the entire encampment. Read more »

In her words: SF Occupier Kelly

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We spoke with Kelly at Occupy SF on Monday, November 21. Originally from Michigan, she stumbled upon the Occupy camp and has remained for more than a month. Listen to our interview with Kelly after the jump.

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Occupy standoffs continue as poll finds public support for the movement

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As OccupyOakland moves to reoccupy Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza today and the burgeoning OccupySF encampment braces for another long-threatened raid by police, a new Field Poll finds that about half of registered California voters identify with the Occupy movement and support its goals, which include taxing the rich and limiting the ability of large corporations to corrupt the political and economic systems.Read more »

Protesters target UC to demand openness, accountability, and the restoration of cuts

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UPDATED BELOW -- Protesters with ReFund California and other groups are gathering today (Mon/28) at UCSF-Mission Bay and three other UC campuses to protest a teleconference of the UC Board of Regents, which will discuss state funding levels and tuition increases, as well as recent incidents of police violence against nonviolent student protesters.Read more »

In his words: SF Occupier Derek

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We spoke with Derek at Occupy SF on Monday, November 21. He spoke about his Cherokee roots and how he feels like he's been an activist since he was "in the womb." Listen to our interview with Derek after the jump.

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In his words: SF Occupier Adam

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Art director Mirissa Neff and photographer David Bornfriend had the chance to talk with Adam at Occupy SF on Monday, November 21. The recent Cornell grad discusses why he felt it was important to participate in Occupy as well as the solidarity he feels with the UC Davis and Berkeley students. Listen to his interview here Read more »

The faces and voices of Occupy

A mechanic, a nurse, a leukemia patient, a cat owner, and a pair of queer activists: Don't believe the hype, they are occupiers too

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Who are the 99 percent — and what are they saying? It's not what you read in the daily papers

To read some of the accounts in the daily papers in San Francisco, and hear some of the national critics, you'd think the people in the local Occupy movement were mostly filthy, drunk, violent social outcasts just looking for a place to party. Or that they're mad-eyed anarchists who can't wait to break windows and throw bottles at the police. Or that they're a confused and leaderless band that can't figure out what it wants.Read more »

Anonymous targets cop group that coordinated calls on Occupy

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The hacker group Anonymous has targeted the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), taking down the website and publicly releasing home phone numbers, addresses, emails, and other personal information of directors and staff. Read more »

Period Piece: A fight we won

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As steadfast Occupiers confront growing police and official opposition comparisons to historical protest movements are cropping up. 

San Francisco, of course, has been home to more than a few spirited speeches, many of which have resulted in real protest-driven change. Local protests here have long been loci of larger nationwide movements. One cool example: the freeway revolt movement, a national pushback against the autofication of cities in the 1960s and '70s which reached its peak in San Francisco in the fight against the Western Freeway. Read more »

Occupy Wall Street, two months later

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Today marks the two-month anniversary of the beginning of the Occupy Wall Street movement, which started when protesters began setting up tents in New York City Sept. 17. And following a police raid of Zucotti Park, renamed Liberty Square by activists, occupiers in the Big Apple are marching through the streets of Manhattan en masse right now, following an afternoon of demonstrations intended to shut down Wall Street that resulted in 175 arrests and numerous instances of police brutality. You can watch the livestream here. Read more »