Occupy Wall Street: At ‘Day of Action’ the Movement Vows to Fight On

In the days leading up to the Nov. 17 Global Day of Action, Occupy Wall Street protesters planned several events, including a 7 a.m. march to shut down Wall Street..

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Timeline of Occupy Wall Street

The following is a timeline of Occupy Wall Street (sometimes called OWS or #OWS) which began on Saturday, September 17, 2011 as an occupation of Wall Street, the financial district of New York City and is an ongoing demonstration…

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Pepper Spray. What is it?

Pepper spray, also known as OC spray (from “Oleoresin Capsicum”), OC gas, and capsicum spray, is a lachrymatory agent (a chemical compound that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and even temporary blindness) that is used in riot control, crowd control and personal self-defence, including defence against dogs and bears.

Pepper spray has also been used against peacefully-assembled protestors.Its inflammatory effects cause the eyes to close, taking away vision. This temporary blindness allows officers to more easily restrain subjects and permits persons using pepper spray for self-defense an opportunity to escape.

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Shocking Photo of 84-year-old woman hit by pepper spray at Occupy Seattle

An 84-year-old woman in Seattle has quickly become a face of the national Occupy Wall Street movement after she was hit with pepper spray..

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New trillion-dollar reparations lawsuit filed


(FinalCall.com)—A $1.4 trillion reparations lawsuit, the largest ever, was filed Sept. 10 by Timothy Hurdle and Chester A. Hurdle in San Francisco Superior Court, seeking restitution from corporations that helped to finance the domestic and transatlantic slave trade or used labor of enslaved Africans.

The plaintiffs are biological sons of Andrew Jackson Hurdle, who lived as a slave. The lawsuit defendants are from the insurance, finance, textile, tobacco, and transportation industries. They include FleetBoston Financial Corporation, Aetna Inc., Lloyd’s of London, New York Life Insurance Company, Westpoint Stevens, R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corporation, Loews Corporation, and Canadian National Railway Company.

This latest legal action followed a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of the brothers Sept. 3, which seeks reparations from a different set of companies.

“The $1.4 trillion is for compensation at the present value for labor. Wages can be considered restitution as well,” explained Attorney Deadria Farmer-Paellmann to The Final Call. “That figure can rise with additional restitution from profits earned on investment of those wages in other areas of business. It’s called unjust enrichment. We want to see the records so we can be clear,” the attorney said.


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