Posts Tagged OWS
by: Hanni Fakhoury
Friday, July 6, 2012
We’ve been following the case of Malcolm Harris‘ — arrested in connection with the OWS Brooklyn Bridge protest in October 2011 — very closely. Charged with disorderly conduct, New York City prosecutors sent a broad subpoena to Twitter, seeking to obtain any and all information it had on Harris — tweets, subscriber information, email addresses. From the very beginning, we suspected that the government was really after location information. And sure enough, after Harris challenged the subpoena, the NYC prosecutors admitted they wanted the information to show he was on the bridge at the time of his arrest.
In April, the court denied Harris’ motion to quash, writing an opinion filled with troubling legal conclusions, finding Harris had no legal standing to challenge the subpoena since he didn’t own his tweets, and allowing the government to access content and location data without a search warrant. Thankfully, Twitter stepped up to challenge the subpoena since the court ruled Harris couldn’t do it himself, and together with the ACLU and Public Knowledge, we filed an amicus brief in support of Twitter’s motion to quash.
Jun 21, 2012
Student loan debt has surpassed the $1 trillion mark and in July things can get a little trickier for college grads struggling to pay off their school loans. If Congress doesn’t act fast, interest rates on government subsidized loans can potentially increase two-fold by July First. President Obama has publicly addressed Congress in hopes of something being done soon. Stef Gray, economic justice organizer for Change.org, joins us with more.
This Saturday, March 17th marked 6 months since the Occupy movement began. And while the winter months have been fairly quiet, the events this weekend give the impression that Spring will be anything but. On Saturday night, hundreds of people in New York tried to re-Occupy Zuccotti Park. First person accounts have said that police were punching protesters, stomping on shoulders and arms, violently choking them. Alyona discusses with Molly Knefel Co-Host of Radio Dispatch.
It was a National Day of Action for the members of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. On Monday the movement spoke out against the private prison industry. The prison industry is said to have a lot of influence and power and gains major profits from keeping people behind bars. In all, thirteen cities took part in the day of action and Rania Khalek, independent journalist, helps take a deeper look at America’s incarceration problem.