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New York City police officers keeps a demonstrator affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement from entering  Zuccotti Park Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 in New York.  Hundreds of police officers in riot gear before dawn Tuesday raided the New York City park where the Occupy Wall Street protests began, evicting and arresting hundreds of protesters from what has become the epicenter of the worldwide movement protesting corporate greed and economic inequality.   (AP)

New York City police officers keeps a demonstrator affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement from entering Zuccotti Park Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 in New York. Hundreds of police officers in riot gear before dawn Tuesday raided the New York City park where the Occupy Wall Street protests began, evicting and arresting hundreds of protesters from what has become the epicenter of the worldwide movement protesting corporate greed and economic inequality. (AP)

The police in numerous cities have recently cracked down and cleared out many of the Occupy protests that began on Wall Street and spread across the nation.

We first reported on the Occupy movement back in September, mentioned it several times during Week In The News segments, and devoted an hour to talking to several protesters nationwide, which you can find here.

 

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  • PictureDarkens

    Once again, NPR doesn’t report the how and why:

    But just when Americans thought we had the picture – was this crazy police and mayoral overkill, on a municipal level, in many different cities? – the picture darkened. 

    The National Union of Journalists and the Committee to Protect Journalists issued a Freedom of Information Act request to investigate possible federal involvement with law enforcement practices that appeared to target journalists…

    This was clearly not simply a case of a freaked-out mayors’, city-by-city municipal overreaction against mess in the parks and cranky campers. As the puzzle pieces fit together, they began to show coordination against OWS at the highest national levels.

     - Naomi Wolf  http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/11/25-7

    Once again, NPR not reporting, only promoting the Establishment Rules.

  • Rebecca Rowley

    I listened to a portion of your program yesterday that addressed OWS as leaderless. I have a different opinion and concept to explore. Consider the the idea of “LEADERFUL”. From Joe Raelin at NEU. Leaderfulness is collaborative and concurrent with a common goal. OWC may have different and diverse opinions, but they all have a common purpose and even anemerging common language. I would like to hear Raelin opinion on OWC based on his research and book about Leaderful Organizations.

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