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

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

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

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 been a… » 12/02/11 1:30pm 12/02/11 1:30pm

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

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

Does Occupy Support People Who Aren't White?

People often tell me that I don't look like your average Occupy protestor. I was initially drawn to the Occupy movement for several reasons. As an educator, anything that gets young people paying attention to the world around them is something that I feel the need to support. As an activist and organizer, I generally… » 11/18/11 12:20pm 11/18/11 12:20pm

Extremely Dangerous 84-Year-Old Woman Pepper-Sprayed By Police At…

Unlike New York and Oakland, the city of Seattle has recently expressed support for occupy protesters. However, this may not include the police, who yesterday took the eminently necessary step of pepper-spraying a tiny octogenarian. » 11/16/11 11:55am 11/16/11 11:55am