Occupy Wall Street Expands to Washington Square Park

Max Read · 10/08/11 03:00PM

Occupy Wall Street is growing! The demonstration, entering its fourth week, has gotten a little too big for Zuccotti Park downtown; today, at around 3 p.m., it founded another encampment in Washington Square Park (they're holding a General Assembly right now).

Egyptian Army Kills Two in Attack on Protestors

Max Read · 04/09/11 08:24AM

Two protestors are reportedly dead following an early-morning army raid on a mass demonstration in Cairo's Tahrir Square, where hundreds of thousands had gathered to call for the prosecution of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and the resignation of army chief Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, the current head of state. The army denied using live ammunition, though, according to The Guardian, "images on social media websites appeared to show spent casings of both blank and live shells." Eyewitnesses said protestors were beaten and taken away in vans; the military, unsurprisingly, doesn't remember it like that:

Cairo Mania

Max Read · 02/03/11 03:52AM

[Pro-Mubarak forces (reportedly hired by Egypt's president to cause chaos) clash with anti-government protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square. At least three died and 639 were injured during Wednesday's surprisingly violent protests. Photo via AP]

Hand-Written Signs Prove Legitimacy of Town Hall Protests

Pareene · 08/10/09 11:09AM

Some liberals and elected Democrats have asserted that the anti-health care reform town hall protesters are engaged in "astroturfing," a term meaning corporate-sponsored pretend grassroots activity. But Fox has definitively disproved that.