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occupy wall street fights ‘vampire squid’ bankers with art

NEW YORK — The drums begin sounding early in the morning, and they don’t stop for hours. Lacquered red drums, glittery blue marching band type bass drums, bongo drums, tambourines and a cowbell, an overturned bin painted streaky red and hand-lettered with “OCCUPY WALL STREET,” slapped at with palms and mallets and drumsticks, anything really. […] Read more…

photos: inside occupy wall street at liberty square

October 5, 2011 marked the 18th day of Occupy Wall Street, a protest that has filled a small park in downtown Manhattan for weeks and sparked copycat protests across the country and abroad. Hundreds have been arrested over the past few weeks — at least 20 were arrested last night — and the world has […] Read more…

occupy wall street welcomes union involvement in weeks-long rally

NEW YORK — On the 18th day of Occupy Wall Street, the protest against corporate greed that began as a small group of grassroots activists and spread to dozens of cities across the U.S. and abroad, several big names joined the shouting masses in Liberty Square. Read more behind the cut, or at Raw Story, […] Read more…

former wisc. gov. tommy thompson files for senate race

Tommy Thompson, the former governor of Wisconsin, officially filed his paperwork to become a Republican candidate for the state’s Senate seat in 2012, his campaign confirmed to Raw Story. Thompson filed his Statement of Candidacy with the Federal Election Commission Tuesday, the final step that establishes him as a candidate. Read more behind the cut, […] Read more…

nyc construction union brings $7 million corruption suit against developers

A New York City metalworking union has filed a RICO suit, alleging corruption and wrongdoing, against the major developers who they say are denying workers fair wages and benefits. In addition to the suit, however, union leaders say they aim to rehabilitate the public’s perception of unions. Read more behind the cut, or at Raw […] Read more…

the 5 most awesome jewish holiday parody music videos

If you’re noticing a wealth of leftover brisket sandwiches suddenly proliferating your office, or certain coworkers apologizing for long-passed misdeeds and wrongdoing, don’t panic: beef consumption will drop to normal levels soon, and your colleagues will go back to being their usual, less apologetic selves. It’s Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year, a time for […] Read more…

florida may set early primary and trigger holiday campaigning

The old adage is “better late than never,” but when it comes to the Florida Republican primary, the saying might as well go “better early than unpunished.” The state commission that decides the date for Florida’s primary presidential elections meets this Friday, and they are expected to choose January 31, 2012. The Republican National Committee […] Read more…

‘l-word’ actress reacts to southwest’s gay snub: i won’t apologize

Leisha Hailey, an actress who starred on “The L-Word” and performs in electro-pop band Uh Huh Her, took to the Twittersphere Monday evening in a tirade against Southwest Airlines. Hailey said that she had kissed another woman on a Southwest flight, and was told by an employee that Southwest was a “family airline” and was […] Read more…

‘l-word’ actress kicked off southwest air flight for being gay

Actress Leisha Hailey, known for her work on lesbian-centric television show “The L-Word,” claimed that she was escorted off a flight operated by Southwest Airlines this week because she is gay. “I have been discriminated against by @SouthwestAir. Flt. attendant said that it was a “family” airline and kissing was not ok,” Hailey tweeted Monday […] Read more…

arnold schwarzenegger to publish memoir titled ‘total recall’

Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has garnered fame both as the former Republican governor of California and as an Austrian-born bodybuilding champion-turned-action movie star, announced that he will write a memoir for publication in October 2012. The book, according to Entertainment Weekly, will be titled “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.” Read more behind the cut, […] Read more…

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