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By Alexander Zaitchik
Velvet Disappointment: Vaclav Havel's Complicating Final Chapter

Václav Havel’s death last week was less surprising than the reminder he was still alive. How he came close to reaching the Czech median life expectancy of 76, I have no idea. The perpetually wheezing, intermittently pneumonic Havel had been…

Dec 30, 2011 | Comments (30)

By Yasha Levine
War On OWS: Berkeley Police Threaten To Shoot Protesters With Same Deadly Tear Gas Grenade Launcher Used Against Palestinian Protesters...

A video recorded during last week’s early-morning raid on Occupy Berkeley shows a burly Berkeley cop strutting around with a repeat-fire tear gas grenade launcher, menacingly pointing it at protesters without provocation. At one point the bloodlusting cop threatens to shoot pointblank the guy with the camera…

Dec 26, 2011 | Comments (21)

By Sean Guillory
Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny: Uniting Nationalists and the Urban, Educated Middle Class

On December 5, the day after Russia’s Duma elections, the anti-corruption crusader and popular blogger, Alexei Navalny, told a raucous crowd, “I want to say to you: Thank you. Thank you for playing you part as a citizen. Thank you…

Dec 26, 2011 | Comments (28)

By Yasha Levine
NYPD Continues to Harass, Arrest Video Streamers & Journalists Covering the Occupy Movement

I gotta say, this newfangled live phone cam streaming technology is off the hook. Now anyone with an Android and an unlimited data plan can stream amazing embedded protest footage from anywhere to anyone–all of it in real time. Forget…

Dec 22, 2011 | Comments (25)

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By Yasha Levine
Tracking the Domestic War on Press Freedom: List of Journalists Arrested Covering the Occupy Movement

Free Press’ Josh Stearns has put together, and continues to maintain, a great up-to-date resource that’s keeping track of all the journalists arrested while covering the Occupy movement. As of today that number stands at 36, and includes the recent…

Dec 21, 2011 | Comments (5)

By Mark Ames
The Massacre Everyone Ignored: Up To 70 Striking Oil Workers Killed In Kazakhstan By US-Supported Dictator

With violence and government crackdowns making headlines from so many familiar parts of the world, there’s hardly been a peep in the media about the biggest and ugliest massacre of all: Last Friday in Kazakhstan, riot police slaughtered up 70…

Dec 19, 2011 | Comments (32)

By Peter Berard
Occupy Atlantic Avenue! The Night Before the Occupy Boston Clearance

BOSTON—Occupy Boston! It was one of the last big ones to get cleared out, as I understand. I wasn’t there for the police clearance operation–but I was there the night before, when OB chumped down Boston Mayor Tom Menino, at…

Dec 19, 2011 | Comments (5)