| Sep 22, 2012
| 6:02 PM
Well, if the original start date of the Occupy movement (i.e. Occupy Wall Street, Occupy New Haven and elsewhere) was so arbitrary and spontaneous, then we shouldn’t be disappointed if the movement’s first anniversary seemed rather desultory...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 6:42 PM
"Down with terrorists! Down with Ahmadinejad!" screamed protesters on Saturday as they drove by the Warwick Hotel in Midtown, where Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is expected to stay in preparation for his speech Wednesday at the United Nations....
| Sep 27, 2012
| 6:57 PM
The mass arrests of Occupy Chicago demonstrators that city leaders held up as a model for how to respect protesters' rights has been ruled unconstitutional and tossed out of court by a Cook County judge.
In a 37-page ruling issued today, Associate...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 8:21 AM
A jaywalking Occupy Orlando protester was taken down by an Orlando police officer after he ignored the cop's orders and fled Monday night, police said.
Louis Levite, 47, was charged with resisting arrest without violence and was given a jaywalking...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 6:14 PM
Occupy Orlando demonstrator Tina Houser said she can't figure out the Orlando police.
"You never know what the cops are going to do," said Houser, 21.
For the first few nights of the two-week-old protest at downtown's Sen. Beth Johnson Park, Houser...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 12:11 PM
Lawyers for the city of Chicago told a federal judge today they have reached a $6.2 million settlement with more than 800 plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit stemming from the mass arrests of protesters during a 2003 demonstration against the Iraq war....
| Apr 4, 2012
| 5:13 PM
After weeks of disagreement, the city of Chicago and anti-war demonstrators have settled on an alternate route for a protest march on the first day of the NATO summit in May.
The city today granted a parade permit to the Coalition Against NATO/G8 War and...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 10:35 AM
The City Council today approved paying more than $12 million to settle two wrongful arrest lawsuits stemming from the Chicago Police Department’s handling of a 2003 anti-Iraq War march.
In one settlement, the city will pay a total of $11 million...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 11:38 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today marked what he called "a different kind of Veteran's Day," urging Chicagoans to honor the small number of volunteers who have allowed the rest of America to remain safe and free.
Emanuel, Gov. Pat Quinn, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and...
| Feb 10, 2012
In Wisconsin, a group of environmentalists plans to bicycle to Chicago's G-8 and NATO summits to protest an economy that relies too heavily on fossil fuel.
In California, a nurses union has a permit for a Chicago march the day before the summits to...
| Feb 10, 2012
When Chicago agreed Thursday to pay $6.2 million to settle a lawsuit over police conduct at a war protest nine years ago, both city officials and demonstrators were looking ahead to the May gathering of world leaders in Chicago.
About 800 people were...