- The seed planted on September 17th in New York City has grown into a national and international movement. Occupy Wall Street has branched out with hundreds of groups organizing Occupy protests in their own communities. Reader Supported News highlights some of the more significant actions from around the country here. Share this page with your friends and associates and check back often for the latest developments.
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- Great-Grandma: Ready to 'Lose' My Life Protesting
- Has the FBI Launched a War of Entrapment Against the Occupy Movement?
- An Open Letter to the Mainstream English Media, From Montreal
- Police: 5 Arrested for Occupying S. Minneapolis Home
- Occupy Wall Street Sues NYC Over Confiscated Books
- Occupy Frankfurt. German Police Take Off Helmets and March With Protest Clearing the Way For Them
- Live Events: Protests On Day 100 of the Quebec Student Conflict
- A nation-by-nation look at Arab Spring's progress
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Highlights Week of June 3
Has the FBI Launched a War of Entrapment Against the Occupy Movement?, Arun Gupta, AlterNet
Is the government unleashing the same methods of entrapment against OWS that it has used against left movements and Muslim-Americans?
An Open Letter to the Mainstream English Media, From Montreal, Translating the printemps érable, OccupyWallSt.org
Thank you; you are a little late to the party, and you are still missing the mark a lot of the time, but in the past few days, you have published some not entirely terrible articles and op-eds about what's happening in Quebec right now. Welcome to our movement.
Occupy Frankfurt. German Police Take Off Helmets and March With Protest Clearing the Way For Them. Democratic Underground
How about this! From Occupy Frankfurt. May 19, 2012. The German police took off their helmets and marched with the protesters- clearing the way for them.
Police: 5 Arrested for Occupying S. Minneapolis Home, WCCO-TV / CBS News
Police arrested five Occupy Homes MN protesters early Friday (May 25) morning after they chained themselves together in a "sleeping dragon" device inside a south house that officers were attempting to evict.
Occupy Wall Street Sues NYC Over Confiscated Books, Joseph Ax, Reuters / Chicago (IL) Tribune
Occupy Wall Street filed a federal lawsuit Thursday (May 24) against New York City, claiming authorities destroyed $47,000 worth of books, computers and other equipment confiscated from the protesters' encampment in lower Manhattan last fall.
Live Events: Protests On Day 100 of the Quebec Student Conflict, Carl Gibson, Montreal (Quebec) Gazette
Students take to the streets again in large numbers to mark the 100th day of their fight against tuition hikes and Bill 78. Announced after the tentative deal with the province fell apart, demonstrators bussed in from all over the province and were joined by supporters like teachers, professors, parents, unions and other social movements who have rallied around their cause to express a larger social malaise. Now, with a special law attempting to impose an end to the 15-week strike, tensions are at an all-time high. Two months after a huge and peaceful demonstration brought as many as 200,000 into the streets, another massive protest makes its way through downtown Montreal. The Gazette brings you the day’s events live as they unfold.
Great-Grandma: Ready to 'Lose' My Life Protesting, Miranda Leitsinger, msnbc.com
- Nan Wigmore brought her walker and packed her sign, "Grateful Great Grandmas Circle The Wagons, Support Occupy," and rode on a bus for some three days, sleeping in the same clothes, to make it to the NATO protests in Chicago.
- The 75-year-old from Portland, Ore., says she couldn't imagine being anywhere else despite the discomfort of her journey.
A nation-by-nation look at Arab Spring's progress, Associated Press / Seattle (WA) Times
Here's where things stand.