Live From Rikers: Cecily McMillan on the Horrific Conditions Inside

On May 19, after a two year-long trial, Cecily McMillan was found guilty of assaulting an NYD police officer, Officer Grantley Bovell. She was sentenced to 90 days in Rikers Island Correctional Facility, plus five years of probation. A pacifist activist and grad school student, she had testified that she reacted… » 7/01/14 4:35pm 7/01/14 4:35pm

​Cecily McMillan Sentenced to 90 Days in Prison, 5 Years Probation

Today, Judge Ronald Zweibel sentenced Occupy protester Cecily McMillan to three months in prison and five years probation. After the sentencing, McMillan's lawyer Martin Stolar thanked her supporters grouped outside 100 Centre Street and confirmed he has already begun the process of appealing the sentence and… » 5/19/14 11:30am 5/19/14 11:30am

Brutally Tear-Gassed 'Woman in Red' Is Symbol of Turkey's Occupy Gezi

Turkey's prime minister says the thousands of protesters gathering in Istanbul's Gezi Park are militant activists "living arm in arm with terrorism." This photo of a cop tear-gassing an unthreatening young woman in a simple summer dress implies otherwise. » 6/04/13 10:00am 6/04/13 10:00am

Sheriff Criticized in Steubenville Rape Investigation Tells Reporters…

In the face of increasing national scrutiny (and the dogged pursuit of Anonymous' internet vigilantes), Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla of Steubenville rape investigation infamy took the stage Saturday and boldly chided booing protesters for jumping to conclusions about the way he handled the investigation. He… » 1/06/13 12:00pm 1/06/13 12:00pm

Occupy Wall Street Resurgence Marked by Rumors of Police Violence

Last night, as police arrested dozens of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators gathered at Zuccoti Park to commemorate the six-month anniversary of the original protests, a video was taken that purports to show police tackling and handcuffing activist Cecily McMillan, who was once profiled as part of Rolling Stone's… » 3/18/12 12:10pm 3/18/12 12:10pm

Shirtless Protesters Fail to Ruffle Bank of America Automaton

Things got a little naked yesterday at what proved to be an unusually engaging iteration of Citi's Financial Services conference when three women interrupted Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan's talk by stripping to their pink bras and shouting, "Bust up Bank of America before it busts up America." » 3/09/12 10:00am 3/09/12 10:00am

Topless FEMEN Protesters Risk Windburn at Davos

Police in Davos, Switzerland detained and later released three Ukrainian women who were denouncing the World Economic Forum of insidious rich people, armed only with their bare breasts and pithy chants such as, "Poor because of you." The women were members of the group FEMEN, which has been gaining attention… » 1/29/12 5:15pm 1/29/12 5:15pm

Rick Santorum Gets Glitter Bombed by the Gay Menace

Two jaunty young people glitter bombed Rick Santorum yesterday because, well, he pretty much had in coming. While the former Senator from Pennsylvania was trying very hard not to seem heartbroken at his loss in the South Carolina Republican Primary, two protesters threw glitter at him and screamed, "Occupy!" with just… » 1/22/12 12:00pm 1/22/12 12:00pm

Conservatives Freak Out After Third Graders Sing Song About the…

There's an uproar in Charlottesville, Virginia over a bunch of third graders who sang a song that contains references to the Occupy Wall Street movement while in a school music workshop. The kids, working with a group called Kid Pan Alley that runs the workshops, composed the song and performed it at Woodbrook… » 1/16/12 12:00pm 1/16/12 12:00pm

The 1% Walk Among Us

The Timesposted a rollover graphic of eclectic 1% occupations this morning that will help you calibrate your stink eye the next time you're surrounded by seemingly 99 percenters. At first glance, you might be surprised to find that 0.2% of butlers, maids, cleaners, and whatever other servile occupations (human… » 1/15/12 5:30pm 1/15/12 5:30pm

Michele Bachmann Hides In Her Car, Afraid Obama's Occupier Army Will…

Things got a little crazier than usual yesterday at Michele Bachmann's campaign HQ in Iowa. A few dozen people associated with Occupy Iowa turned up to protest outside her offices, and, unwilling to face them, Bachmann did the political equivalent of hiding under the bed. » 1/01/12 4:45pm 1/01/12 4:45pm

Say Goodbye To 'Baby Bump' And 'Man Cave'

Another year is drawing to a close, and that means it's time for Lake Superior State University's annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness. After tens of thousands of nominations were submitted, LSSU narrowed it down to the twelve words and phrases which most… » 12/30/11 3:00pm 12/30/11 3:00pm

High School Closed After Weird YouTube Threats

Administrators at Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance, CA cancelled classes today after a student threatened the school in a bizarre YouTube video. The teenage internet vigilante has now been arrested. » 12/12/11 6:30pm 12/12/11 6:30pm

Occupy Melbourne 'Tent Monster' Forcibly Stripped To Her Underwear By…

Around the world police have been dismantling tents as they shut down Occupy protest sites, and this week Occupiers in Melbourne, Australia came up with an original way to stand up to authorities: They turned their tents into costumes. Judging from a report by CNN's Jeanne Moos, the "Occupy Tent Monsters" are just the… » 12/06/11 10:35pm 12/06/11 10:35pm

Why Is Miley Cyrus's Protest Song Any Worse Than The Others?

Miley Cyrus may be catching a lot of flak for her anthem to Occupy Wall Street protesters, "Liberty Walk," but in at least one way it is the only piece of protest music ever to personify the very drastic change which its lyrics call for: it relies heavily on auto-tune. In fact, "Auto-Tune This Economy" might have… » 12/02/11 1:30pm 12/02/11 1:30pm

Here's That Miley Cyrus Occupy Wall Street Song That You Didn't Ask For

Occupiers, here's the rock anthem to keep you inspired. Just kidding! It's Miley Cyrus' "It's A Liberty Walk," and it sounds like something the cast of Jersey Shore would fist-bump to. » 11/29/11 3:05pm 11/29/11 3:05pm

Occupy Thanksgiving: Steal, Forage & Barter Your Way To An Off-the-Grid…

Though your oven is already yawning for a twenty-seven pound steroidal turkey in a way that will grotesquely foreshadow your Uncle Jerry's reaction to the drumstick you'll wave in front of his face tomorrow, you, like the other 99 percent (and some self-loathing members of 1 percent) of Americans who will celebrate… » 11/23/11 4:00pm 11/23/11 4:00pm

What You Should Know About Pepper Spray, The 'Food Product' That Can…

Megyn Kelly's claim that pepper spray is "a food product, essentially" has quickly become infamous. Let's take a look at the ways this "food product" fucks people up. » 11/22/11 4:40pm 11/22/11 4:40pm

Occupy Protester Says Police Caused Her Miscarriage

At Occupy Seattle last week, a pregnant woman was among those pepper-sprayed by cops (another victim was 84 years old). Now she says she's had a miscarriage. » 11/22/11 3:40pm 11/22/11 3:40pm

UC Davis Chancellor Says She Won't Resign After Horrific…

After police brutally pepper-sprayed peaceful protesters at UC Davis on Saturday, almost 50,000 people signed a petition asking university chancellor Linda Katehi to resign. And students held a silent vigil to protest her press conference yesterday. Nonetheless, Katehi told George Stephanopoulos today that she… » 11/21/11 11:30am 11/21/11 11:30am