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Rolling Jubilee Kicks Off Occupy Fundraiser

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An offshoot of Occupy Wall Street is raising money to help alleviate consumer debt. By Caroline Lewis “Whoa, did you see that?” asked Annie Spencer, a professor at Hunter College and a member of the Occupy group Strike Debt. “The live ticker on the Rolling Jubilee website just crossed $200,000 being raised.” That was enough [&hellip
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Occupy Fundraiser Rolling Jubilee Kicks Off in the Village

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Strike Debt Watch live streaming video from lepoissonrouge at livestream.com By Caroline Lewis A “postmodern grassroots variety show” may sound like just another one of the dismissive names people have been lobbing at Occupy ever since it cropped up in Zuccotti Park last September. But that’s what activist Laura Hanna promises in the fundraising extravaganza the Occupy [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: OWS vs. NYPD, Nadler Pressures OSHA, LES Murderer Sentenced

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

OCCUPY-WALL-STREET-PROTESTS Against NYPD A lawsuit brought by three alleged Occupy Wall Street protesters against the NYPD was settled by the city last week. On Nov. 7, 2011, Kira Moyer-Sims, Angela Richino and Matthew Vrvilo claim they were arrested without cause, detained for 24 hours and subjected to a strip search after leaving a coffee shop near [&hellip
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Happy Birthday, Occupy Wall Street

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occupy Protesters return to the Financial District to celebrate movement’s one-year anniversary By Paul Bisceglio Double-decker bus tourists had plenty to see when they reached the Financial District on Monday: grungy drum lines parading down the streets, crowds dressed in mock business suits, anarchist vests and polar bear costumes, and donuts hooked to fishing poles dangling [&hellip
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(Re)Occupy Wall Street

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Occupy_n   By Paul Bisceglio Last September, protesters set up camp in Zuccotti Park and launched Occupy Wall Street, a global campaign for economic equality, political transparency and just about every other cause people fight for these days. The occupation drew disparate activists from across the country to the Financial District for two months until police [&hellip
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Brookfield Security Company Implements Zero Tolerance Policy for OWS at Zuccotti Park

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By Alissa Fleck Ever since OWS encampments were ejected from Zuccotti Park last fall, Brookfield Properties security company, in conjunction with the NYPD, has drawn up a set of rules aimed at stamping out any fledgling Occupy activity. These rules are “akin to being subjected to a TSA screening” for park patrons, reports Gothamist. Brookfield [&hellip
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Where to Occupy Next?

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occupy Planner looks at public spaces most vulnerable to an OWS takeover By Paul Bisceglio With Occupy Wall Street’s one-year anniversary celebration in the Financial District scheduled for Sept. 17, New York city officials are wondering if OWS protestors might have anything else in the works to commemorate their inaugural occupation of Zuccotti Park. Another takeover, [&hellip
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Chase Bank (Finally) Addresses One Chase Manhattan Plaza Closure

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One Chase Manhattan Plaza. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. By Paul Bisceglio   Following downtown residents’ and the Community Board 1 (CB1) Urban Planning Committee’s demands for an explanation, three representatives of JP Morgan Chase met with the CB1 Quality of Life Committee yesterday evening to discuss the closure of One Chase Manhattan Plaza, home of the bank’s Financial District skyscraper and a privately [&hellip
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Zuccotti Park Security Guard Plays Computer Games, Smashes Occupy Camera

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It’s just another day in the life of a Zuccotti Park security guard. The park, which remains under watch by security 24/7 since the dissolution of the Occupy encampment, is still witnessing acts of rebellion. A Brookfield Properties security guard was playing computer games in the park last night, until he realized he was being [&hellip
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Link Between OWS Protest and Unsolved 2004 Murder is Result of Lab Mistake (Updated)

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UPDATE: It turns out that the only connection between the DNA sample lifted from a subway gate at a recent Occupy Wall Street protest and DNA collected in the unsolved 2004 murder of Juilliard student Sarah Fox was an NYPD lab worker who processed both, the Daily News reported Wednesday. The matching DNA was found [&hellip
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