Occupy Protester Could Serve 7 Years for Her Own Sexual Assault

Almost three years later, the consequences of Occupy Wall Street are still being felt, especially for Cecily McMillan. The protester was found guilty of striking a police office yesterday without provocation, though McMillan's camp maintains that she elbowed him in self-defense, after he grabbed her right breast. » 5/06/14 6:15pm 5/06/14 6:15pm

Michele Bachmann Thinks Occupy Wall Street Wants 'Other People To Pay…


Our beloved confusing quote generator, Michele Bachmann, took to the airwaves today to spout all manner of nonsense, but among the most amusing things she said—and it's only amusing because we're so far past the point of taking anything she says seriously that we can barely even remember a time when we did—was… » 12/04/11 4:20pm 12/04/11 4:20pm

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

87-Year-Old Woman Tries But Fails To Get Arrested At Occupy Wall Street


Frances Goldin is an 87-year-old literary agent and activist with a bold streak of purple in her otherwise grey hair. She's joined the Occupy Wall Street movement and has been protesting in Zuccotti Park, but she's not new to activism. She's been demonstrating in support of various social justice causes for decades… » 11/20/11 3:35pm 11/20/11 3:35pm

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

Fabulousness Expert Joan Rivers: OWS Could Use Some More Fabulous Gay…

Sentient silicone packet Joan Rivers has some thoughts on Occupy Wall Street style: you see, all the protesters are dirty, drum-circle-loving hippies — because there are no gay men down there. (Someone should tell her about Hipster Cop!) If there were gay men, see, then they could go all Queer Eye For The 99%: Occupy… » 10/31/11 12:55pm 10/31/11 12:55pm

Naomi Wolf Arrested At Occupy Wall Street Protest

A familiar face was among the dozen or so people arrested last night at Occupy Wall Street. Naomi Wolf, who writes for the Huffington Post, was attending an event where New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was presented with the site's "Game Changer of the Year Award." About 50 protesters showed up and when Wolf heard… » 10/19/11 9:30am 10/19/11 9:30am