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November 11, 2011—Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens for Legitimate Government

November 11, 2011

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Breaking news from the multi-partisan activist group.

By arrangement with LegitGov.org.

Nov112011-575.jpgPhotograph via Flickr by Michael Nugent.

Occupy Wall Street to hold Veterans Day concert

November 11, 2011—Occupy Wall Street organizers are planning a Veterans Day rally and concert featuring Joan Baez in New York City on Friday, as the movement marks its 56th day. The Foley Square event dubbed “Honor the Dead, Fight Like Hell For the Living” marks the first time the Occupy Wall Street movement will hold a permitted event in New York, organizers say.

British authorities launch “Total Policing” at student protest

November 11, 2011—The policing of Wednesday’s students protest in London was unprecedented in its repressive character. Around 10,000 students gathered to oppose the Conservative/Liberal-Democrat government’s attack on the right to higher education. This includes tripling of tuition fees to £9,000, abolishing the Education Maintenance Allowance of £30 per week for young people from low-income families in post-16 education and severe cuts in university and college funding. The protest Wednesday centred on the new Education White Paper, which allows private providers to offer degrees for the first time and reduces the numbers of places on courses.

Occupy Oakland: Fatal shooting brings new push to close camp

November 11, 2011—A fatal shooting near the Occupy Oakland site Thursday night has sparked a new call from city leaders to clear out the protesters.

Man fatally shot on plaza near Occupy Oakland camp

November 10, 2011—A man was shot and killed Thursday just outside the Oakland encampment that anti-Wall Street protesters have occupied for the last month, but organizers said the attack was unrelated to their ongoing protest of U.S. financial institutions and that some of their own were the first ones to administer first aid.

Twitter must give user info in WikiLeaks probe

November 10, 2011—A federal judge on Thursday sided with government attorneys investigating the disclosure of classified documents on WikiLeaks, and upheld a ruling that the website Twitter must turn over certain account information to prosecutors. Lawyers for three Twitter account holders, all of whom have some connection to WikiLeaks, had argued that forcing Twitter to cooperate with the investigation by turning over the data amounts to an invasion of privacy and chills Twitter users’ free speech rights.

Tuberculosis Breaks Out at Occupy Atlanta’s Base

November 10, 2011—The home base for Occupy Atlanta has tested positive for tuberculosis. The Fulton County Health Department confirmed Wednesday that residents at the homeless shelter where protesters have been occupying have contracted the drug-resistant disease.

Report: Paterno sought criminal defense lawyer

November 10, 2011—Embattled former Penn State coach Joe Paterno has contacted a criminal defense attorney in the child sex abuse case that has rocked the university, NBC News has reported. A source told NBC that Paterno’s advisers Thursday reached out to J. Sedgwick Sollers, who had previously represented President George H.W. Bush. NBC said that the attorney has not met with the ex-coach and no retainer agreement has been formalized.

Man dies from gunshot at Vermont “Occupy” protest

November 10, 2011—Witnesses say a man shot himself in an encampment of the Occupy Wall Street in Burlington, Vermont. The shooting was reported around 2 p.m.

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This link roundup originally appeared at LegitGov.org.

  Juan Cole: Protest Planet: How a neoliberal shell game created an age of activism. More
 
  Tom Engelhardt: An All-American Nightmare: This is what defeat looks like. More
     
  Russ Baker: Corporate Media Stumped on How to Cover the Occupy Movement: Does conventional journalism fail to do Occupy Wall Street justice? More
 
  Frances Fox Piven: How the 99% Could Stop the War Against the Poor: Occupy Wall Street may well be the beginning of a new kind of moral economy. More

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