A dozen people protesting the holding of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay were arrested Monday as they staged a “die-in” on the steps of the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse Monday.
Singer Michelle Shocked has been denounced in New York and elsewhere in the country after going on an anti-gay tirade at a West Coast concert.
“Occupy is a different kind of movement because we’re not trying to work within the political system,” said demonstrator Emily Reynolds. “We’re trying to build people power and we’re trying to push from the outside.”
Organizers said Sunday’s events focus on people power and the use of culturally creative tactics to build the movement.
The zip line was one of the most popular activities in the fifth annual Summer Streets, which consisted of seven miles of car-free streets.
At the southern end of this year’s Summer Streets festivities will be a high-flying attraction, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.
Hundreds of protesters marched in New York City against what they say are setbacks to equal rights and reproductive rights for women. The march against the “war on women” was one of dozens around the country.
New York University says it plans to offer two classes next semester on Occupy Wall Street through the school’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis.
More than 100 people have been arrested and there’s been some pushing and shoving between Occupy Wall Street protesters who launched their “Day of Action” this morning in lower Manhattan.
It’s not over yet. In fact, it may be just beginning. New York City leaders are warning that thousands of protesters could converge on Manhattan on Thursday. The NYPD is now getting ready for the next stage of “Occupy Wall Street” protests.
“This movement can’t be contained in one square block in lower Manhattan. It is bigger than that. You can’t evict an idea whose time had come,” read a message posted on the Occupy Wall Street website.
The 1960s protest singer is the third performer to put on a show for protesters this week.
The Story Corps project gives strangers a place to share and connect through quick audio clips recorded in booths around New York City.