When NYC Mayor Bloomberg announced the "cleanup" of Zuccotti Park for Oct. 14 at 6 a.m, thousands of people including many union members - transit workers, teachers, Teamsters, communications workers - showed up in the early morning to support the Occupy Wall Street youth.
The rowdy but nonviolent roving protest was directed both at the BART's cell phone shutdown and BARTs police' fatal shooting of a homeless man last month.
The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit shut off cell phone access to commuters at train stations and protestors say the police violated their right to free expression.
Hundreds marched peacefully to protest the release from prison of Johannes Mehserle, former BART police officer who killed passenger Oscar Grant III, after Mehserle had served just one year in prison.
Young and undocumented, immigrant youth take a stand for justice in Georgia.
Leaders in labor, faith, civil and immigrant rights groups held a March 29 teleconference to announce coordinated actions nationwide on April 4 to commemorate the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr and stand in solidarity with public workers.
Protestors in St. Louis crashed an annual breakfast where corpoarte leaders, politicans and bank executives were meeting, demanding they be held responsible for wrecking the economy.
More than 10,000 Ohioans held angry protests Tuesday in dreary cold rain in 18 cities and towns throughout the state against Republican Gov. John Kasich's extremist, slash-and-burn budget proposals.
One nurse summed up the legal victory to keep Wisconsin state Capitol open: "What Walker has done is sad. So we came dressed for a funeral but we are ready to dance. We expect that we will win this battle."
If Republicans have their way with the federal budget it would close Social Security offices across the country.