NYC authorities agree to pay $583 thousand dollars to 14 participants of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement to settle allegations of illegall detainment. This was stated today by lawyers of "Stecklow Cohen & Thompson" - law firm, representing the interests of protesters.
Protesters have met a New York court decision to find a young ‘Occupy Wall Street’ activist guilty with loud cries of "Shame! Shame!" Cecily McMillan, who was allegedly sexually assaulted and brutalized by a police officer at Zuccotti Park, is now facing up to seven years in prison for what the court accepted was the "2nd Degree assault" of a police officer.
With the drums of war being beaten in Washington, the economy in tatters and about to collapse and a government which is not representative of the people and only serves the interests of banks and corporations, the American people are coming to a point where they are ready to stand up and revolt.
The Occupy movement is calling for a worldwide “wave of action” which starts in New York, April, 4. As spring arrives new series of anti-capitalism rallies is being prepared in the US. The protesters are demanding “peace, nuclear disarmament, and investment of nuclear dollars in defense against real threats, like climate change, disease, and guns.”
An Iraq war veteran critically injured in 2011 Occupy protests in California has won $4.5 million in a legal settlement with local authorities, his lawyers said Friday. Scott Olsen, who served two tours in Iraq, suffered brain damage when riot police used tear gas to disperse protestors in Oakland on October 25.
Over 3,000 people were arrested across the United States as massive anti-government protests swept through America. The Voice of Russia has talked to Martin Stolar, a defense attorney of 25-year-old student Cecily McMillan - seized and severely beaten in New York in connection with a 2012 rally - who is to go on trial this week.
Massive 2011 Occupy protests that swept across the United States, mainly Washington and New York, have shown that American democracy may actually be on its last legs. At least that’s what it looks now that one of the arrested protesters is about to go on trial for having been assaulted by a riot policeman two years ago. Cecily McMillan, a young student and activist, was nabbed while demonstrating in Manhattan and then beaten black and blue until she went into a seizure.
Gerald Koch, who is also known as Jerry Koch, has been released from prison after being held in Manhattan's Metropolitan Correction Center jail for 241 days without being formally charged for a crime. The New York anarchist was jailed for refusing to tell all about what he knew of a NYC bomb plot, the legal backing he gave to Occupy Wall Street, his political stance, and friends for testimony to a federal grand jury.
Their message is that, to purge the system in the United States, corporate money must be taken out of the political process. Exposing that corruption is a goal for whistle blowers and Hacktivists alike, on the 5th of November the Hacktivist group Anonymous, the Occupy Movement, supporters of WikiLeaks, the Pirate Party and other activists will join forces to make their voices heard as they meet to protest against US Government corruption and fight for a better world. A member of the Hactivist group Anonymous spoke to the Voice of Russia on these issues and more. The contributor does not speak for the entire collective as that would entail polling thousands of members to get a consensus, nor is he/she claiming to be a leader. The voice has been digitized to protect the speaker's identity.
Activists in support of Anonymous, WikiLeaks and the Occupy Movement are organizing mass demonstrations worldwide on the 5th of November in protest of what they say is massive government corruption, war crimes, the crackdown on internet freedom and the war on whistleblowers and those who seek the truth behind the mass media façade and the government lies. The Voice of Russia’s John Robles spoke to Christine Ann Sands, regarding the upcoming Million Mask March, an event she is helping to organize. The level of illegality affected Christine to the point where she decided to do something about it, her fight leading her to become one of the few public faces of Anonymous.
Christine Ann Sands one of the chief organizers and one of the few public faces of Anonymous spoke to the Voice of Russia, in an exclusive interview, about the Million Mask March, Hacktivism, WikiLeaks and the truth movement. According to Ms. Sands the American people have been hijacked by evil forces that were behind the 9-11 attacks and that continue to control the US government, the media and political parties.
Occupy Wall Street activists, who proclaim to fight against financial injustice, are working on creation of their own international bank. The Times notes that "two years after they camped in Zuccotti Park and marched against bankers and capitalism, members of the Occupy Wall Street movement are starting a bank."
In America, First Amendment does not apply if the free speech upsets a bank. Jeff Olson, a 40-year-old man from San Diego, is being prosecuted for scrawling anti-bank messages on a sidewalk. He faces a 13-year jail sentence.
Natalie Wahlberg, a spokesperson for Occupy Chicago, spoke to the Voice of Russia on the heels of the US presidential elelction and filled us in on the latest developments with the NATO 5 and the Occupy Movement. She stated that the Occupy Movement is going to begin buying up the debts of the poor and forgiving them. Occupy Wall Street has also been instrumental in assisting after Hurrican Sandy when FEMA was nowhere to be seen.
In an interview with the VOR, Natalie Wahlberg, an organizer, spokesperson and activist with the Occupy Chicago movement, speaks about Obama as “the drone President”, US’s capitalist system being broken, as well as support for anti-NATO protesters. She finds it outrageous that $58 mln were spent by Chicago’s mayor on NATO summit rather than on Mental Health clinics.
In part 2 of an interview with our correspondent John Robles, Occupy Chicago member and spokesperson Natalie Wahlberg speaks about the worsening employment situation in the U.S., the Chicago "5" who were arrested on trumped up sate charges during the past NATO summit and how you can support them and the future of the Occupy Movement. You can find part one here on our website. On September 23, Occupy Chicago celebrates their one year anniversary.
The Occupy Movement has recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. Natalie Wahlberg from Occupy Chicago shares her view on the future of the movement with our correspondent John Robles.
New York City is the birthplace of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, which recently, has shown signs of fizzling out. Due to lack of support lately, the Occupy movement has failed to make any new strides in its protesting efforts. Some point to the fact of there being no clear message driving it forward.
Hundreds of people gathered in Manhattan in central New York for a jubilee Occupy Wall Street action.