Still trying to figure out what happened on Friday night in Oakland? It isn't any wonder ...
Protests marking May Day were held worldwide on Tuesday, including at least 100 Occupy protests across the U.S. Marches in some areas turned violent. In Oakland, protesters banged on bank windows and went head-to-head with a police line. In Seattle, protesters smashed windows and police resorted to pepper spraying some of the crowds. 1,000 Occupy protesters gathered at New York City’s Bryant Park, before marching up Fifth Avenue. One co-organizer said, “We're trying to find new, positive community-building ways to engage and protest and be a part of the burgeoning civil dialogue about what this country should be doing.”
If there's one way to unite the 99 percent, it’s direct actions aimed at the big banks. People are angry, and it's not hard to see why: Massive bailouts; exorbitant executive salaries; huge bonuses; dishonest and illegal lending practices; fee and
An estimated crowd of 10,000 Occupy Wall Street protesters took to the streets of Oakland in what activists call the nation’s first general strike since 1946.