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Tom Perkins: Another Person Clueless About Holocaust

Tom Perkins represents a number of people who have this annoying tendency to make references to historic events without bothering to know what it is they are actually talking about. A person who is a stickler for perfect grammar or who calls themselves a feminist might be referred to as a “Nazi”. If someone thinks of you as a tyrant …

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Buy Your Occupy Wall Street Poster at Wal-Mart

Since its conception by anti-consumerist Canadians Kalle Lasn and Micah White on September 17, 2011, Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protested against the widening income gap between the rich and the poor, as well as many other economic injustices in America. Wal-Mart is the perfect example of what the Occupy Movement is against: High CEO-to-worker pay ratio; Michael Duke, Wal-Mart’s CEO …

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Occupy Wall Street Buys Debt at 50-1, Abolishes It

Reuters and the Guardian both report one of Occupy Wall Street’s spinoff groups, the Rolling Jubilee Project, announcing this week that they have successfully bought $14.7 million in healthcare debt accumulated by Americans for roughly $400,000. Rolling Jubilee was set up by the OWS debt group Strike Debt! after the widespread financial protests in 2011. Andrew Ross, a member of …

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$10 Minimum Wage to be in California by 2016

Reuters reported via NBC News this morning that minimum wage workers in California would see their wages rise a dollar a year from $8 today to $10 in January 2016. California Republicans argued that hiking minimum wages would hurt the smaller employers, or the “mom and pop operations” as they said. Many business-friendly Democrats were also skeptical, as was Gov. …

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Twitter Finally Gives Up Occupy Protester’s Tweets

The saga of New York criminal court, Twitter, and #Occupy protestor Malcolm Harris appears to have come to a close, as Twitter has officially handed over tweets that they had been fighting to protect for months. The story, which begins with an arrest stemming from Occupy Wall Street protests, has a few twists and turns. Here’s the recap: In October …

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Twitter Appeals Occupy Wall Street Tweet Ruling

When a New York judge ruled that Malcolm Harris did not have fourth amendment protections for his tweets because they are not physical property, Twitter had every reason to just give up and let the courts have the tweets. Instead, the company challenged the court ruling, stating that the subpoena of Harris’ tweets violates its terms of service, the Stored …

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Judge Orders Twitter to Hand Over Protest Tweets

A New York judge this week ordered Twitter to hand over months of tweets from an Occupy Wall St. protester. Malcolm Harris, the protester, was arrested while trying to cross the Brooklyn Bridge with hundreds of other protesters in October of last year. The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that the prosecution for his case want his tweets to prove …

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Occupy Wall Street Twitter Death Threat Spurs NYPD Probe

Occupy Wall Street returned to its ideological home at Zuccotti Park this past Saturday to commemorate the six-month anniversary of the movement and, not much later after they arrived, police evicted the occupying protesters. As you may expect, the protesters did not go quietly into the night and an ensuing clash with police resulted in 73 arrests. While this is …

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