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Will the TPP feed consumers to the wolves of Wall Street?

Two new trade deals threaten financial protections for consumers, writes ANU College of Law associate professor Dr Matthew Rimmer. The wolves are still at the door of Wall Street.

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Occupy Sandy: hipsters help commit insurance fraud

Keiller Macduff, a New Zealander living in Brooklyn, joined a faux fur covered bus of hipsters and hippies to help clean up New York’s Rockaways, including clearing out the basement of a black-marketeer.

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How Occupy moved to help storm-hit New Yorkers

The Occupy movement left their camps on Wall Street to help with the recovery effort in storm-hit New York communities. Brooklyn resident Keiller Macduff joined them on the journey.

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Village Voice | LINKS|

Occupy Wall Street: still alive and slowly growing up

Countless obituaries have been written for the Occupy movement, but as it prepares to enter its second year there are signs it is not just alive but maturing, writes Nick Pinto.

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Media Bistro | LINKS|

US court rules that your tweets don’t belong to you

In the case of Occupy Wall Street protestor Malcolm Harris, a New York judge has ruled that prosecutors are entitled to access Harris’ tweets on the grounds that they are not actually owned by him, reports Mary Long.

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Reuters | LINKS|

Mass arrests on Occupy’s six month anniversary

In a new sign that the Occupy movement is waning — if not dying — dozens of protestors inspired by the Arab Spring were arrested in New York on the weekend, reports Chris Francescani.

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Wired | LINKS|

From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Facebook

Occupy movement computer geeks are turning their attention away from the street and onto the creation of a new social media platform designed to encourage and facillitate protests, writes Sean Captain.

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Naparstek quits The Monthly … Leveson latest … UK journos tweet from court …

Ben Naparstek — the baby-faced wonder who was roundly ridiculed for becoming editor of The Monthly at the age of 23 only to make the magazine more widely-read than ever — has now quit to join Fairfax. Plus other media news.

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Gawker | LINKS|

I punk’d Occupy Wall Street

Remember when the internet buzzed with rumours that Radiohead would visit Occupy Wall Street for a secret performance? Malcolm Harris admits that he pranked the protests via Gmail.

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It’s up to you New York, New York

Brilliant footage from the recent Occupy Wall Street raid (with particular focus on the behaviour of the NYPD), juxtaposed with the soundtrack of Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York.

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Gawker | LINKS|

Celebrating two months of Occupy Wall Street with 200 new arrests

Around 10,000 people have taken to the streets of Lower Manhattan on an official Occupy Movement Day of Act, after police removed protesters from their camp at Zuccotti Park earlier this week.

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The Atlantic Wire | LINKS|

Meet the 84-year-old Occupy Wall Street protester

The image of 84-year-old activist Doril Rainey being pulled out of the Occupy Wall Street crowd after she was pepper sprayed by police during the late night raid has made her the new face of the Occupy movement.

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New York Magazine | JOURNALISM|

AP staff tweet and scoop the wire

The rules at Associated Press state that staff can’t break news via social media that isn’t yet on the wire. Which is why staff aren’t getting rapped over the knuckles for tweeting that an AP journo and photographer were arrested in the Occupy Wall St raid.

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Gizmodo | LINKS|

The Occupy Wall Street raid, as seen by protesters

The NYPD cleared out Occupy Wall Street protesters at 1am this morning. How did they do it? Check out this footage and photos from protesters, showing tear gas, sound cannons and a bulldozer.

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New York Times | LINKS|

Occupy Wall Street no more?

A surprise late night raid by police cleared Zuccotti Park of all its Occupy Wall Street protesters, who have been camping for weeks. The park has been reopened but a judge declared the city could ban protesters from sleeping there.

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Crikey Blogs | EUROPE|

Two occupations: Occupy London and Palestine

As someone who has witnessed the humiliations daily endured by Palestinians living decade after decade under ‘occupation’ the word occupation was for Richard A. Falk an inalterably dirty word. That is until he visited the Occupy London protests.

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Crikey Blogs | FEDERAL|

Let’s not occupy ourselves with simplistic messages

The lack of a unifying — but inevitably simplistic — message is in fact the strength of the Occupy movement. The call for messages is divisive and too definitive, writes Robin Cameron.

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Crikey Blogs | LINKS|

Occupy Melbourne: a strategic failure for Robert Doyle and the police

Camping in Melbourne City Square was almost sure to be seen as a provocation by a Lord Mayor whose tone has eerily channelled a private school headmaster’s, writes Peter Chambers.

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THE POWER INDEX | LINKS|

A tale of two cities: Occupy Melbourne and Sydney

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has expressed solidarity with the Occupy movement, a stark contrast to the vitriolic attitude held by Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, writes Matthew Knott.

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Crikey Blogs | FEDERAL|

I, litmus: reflecting on arrests at Occupy Melbourne and Sydney

For all the criticism of the lack of direction and focus and solutions that the local Occupy movement is engendering, maybe that’s precisely why it is politicising people: because it’s accessible, writes NAJ Taylor.

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Doyle breaks up the Occupy Melbourne party in the city square

Victoria Police have acted on Lord Mayor Robert Doyle’s demands to evict members of Occupy Melbourne from their indefinite camp in City Square, calling in the force’s shield-wielding riot squad to disperse the tent city.

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Occupy Melbourne turns violent

The Occupy Melbourne protest turned violent this morning when police descended on demonstrators shouting chants such as “the whole world is watching”. This video, filmed on a demonstrator’s iPhone, is best watched full screen.

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Overland | LINKS|

Melbourne Occupied

There were around a thousand people in Melbourne City Square this morning, estimates Jeff Sparrow, before confrontation unfolded. It will take time for the Occupy movement to develop a program but that’s to be expected.

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Crikey Blogs | FOOD & TRAVEL|

New York, how do I love thee

There are 14 million people in the United States currently looking for work. But that’s not enough to stop Caroline Regidor moving to the city of dreams to hang out with artists, hipsters and Occupy Wall Street protestors.

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Chronicle of Occupy explanation stupidity

There’s an early front-runner in “dumbest explanation of the Occupy Wall Street movement” — in a field with some stiff competition — and it comes from The Chronicle of Higher Education, another pseudo-pluralist right-wing outfit, writes Guy Rundle.

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