Daily Archives: November 25, 2011

Occupy the Docket

Peter Dunne As the Occupy Movement continues to make national headlines, the struggle to hold America’s ‘1%’ accountable is increasingly being played out through the Federal and State Court Systems. On Wednesday, a South Carolina State Circuit Judge permitted Occupy Columbia protesters to return to the grounds of the State Capitol after attempts by Governor Haley to evict them. This followed…

Enough is enough: End the arrests of journalists documenting police activity in public places

Jonathan Peters An AP reporter, an AP photographer, a Daily Newsreporter, a Vanity Fair correspondent, a New York Timesblogger—all arrested or detained while covering Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protests. And that’s just a sample. Josh Stearns, associate program director at Free Press, for two months has tracked journalist arrests at OWS protests, and as of this writing the total is 26.  That’s 26 people…

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