"It was a classic David-and-Goliath fight, fueled by the growing populist outrage against the nation's financial system."
Occupy Memphis features several caucuses devoted to women's rights, diversity, homelessness, LGBT, anti-Capitalism, and Agnosticism/Atheism. The protests have been peaceful and widely supported by the citizens of the Mid-South.
Walking through Liberty Plaza Park (Zuccotti Park) Sunday, October 30, the day after an untimely winter storm, gave proof that Occupy Wall Street is here to stay.
Daunting weather did little to dampen the protestors' collective spirit of resolve among the participants in Occupy Albany.
More than 100 arrests in Oakland, unions, their allies, and now Amnesty International have all condemned the use of tear gas.
With the crowd chanting and drums and brass playing, the police slowly started surrounding the crowd.
In the wake of the early morning police eviction of Occupy Oakland protesters from their encampments Oct. 25, confrontation between protesters and police came to a head in the early evening after protesters regrouped at the city's main library to march through the city.
Getting lost is the goal of the burgeoning Occupy Wall Street movement, which is to make the banks accountable to the people and pay for the mess they created.
In a massive pre-dawn raid Oct. 25, Oakland and other area police evicted hundreds of Occupy Oakland protesters from their two-week-old encampment in front of City Hall and a smaller camp in a nearby park.
A new movement is emerging to divest from bank responsible for the housing mortgage crisis and the global capitalist meltdown.