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Occupy DC faces camping ban after Monday's noon deadline passes

Tensions are high in Washington as Occupy DC protesters are banned from overnight camping, just a few blocks from the White House

Swaziland: King Mswati challenged by economic crisis

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Occupy Charlotte protesters burn US flags

"I did it to display my utter contempt for American greed, not (the military)," Alex Tyler explained at a camp meeting later, the Charlotte Observer reported.

Occupy Princeton: Michael Lewis scores with #ows satire

The writer dishes on "a disturbing new trend: the uprisings by students on elite college campuses." Heh.
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A protester affiliated with Occupy Wall Street is arrested a few blocks away from the New York Stock Exchange on Nov. 17, 2011, in New York City. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Michael Lewis has scored again, this time with a great column on a particularly funny slice of the Occupy Wall Street movement. 

Check out this brilliant satire in Bloomberg that Lewis wrote in response to a recent Occupy Princeton event where protesters disrupted a JP Morgan recruiting session. 

As usual with Lewis it's funny, smart and on-the-money. 

Written as a "memo" from the Princeton Strategy Committee, the Lewis piece responds to the "a disturbing new trend: the uprisings by students on elite college campuses."

Here's a quick sample:

"The whole point of going to Princeton for the past several decades has been to get a job at Goldman Sachs or, failing that, JPMorgan. That Princeton students are now identifying their interests with the Lower 99 percenters is, in its way, as ominous as the return of the Jews to Jerusalem."

Here's the YouTube clip of the Princeton Occupy protest. 

And here's the mic check incantation in print, spelled out by our friends at Business Insider:


Occupy Wall Street: Where did all the money go?

OAKLAND — In between facing off with riot police over tent cities and disrupting port traffic along the West Coast, Occupy protesters have managed to rake in some serious cash. 

Chile protest winds down, at least for now

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Top 11 people who rocked 2011

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West Coast Occupy protesters target major ports

The latest “Wall Street on the waterfront” Occupy movement is a result from American ports being “economic engines for the elite,” protesters say. 

Occupy Boston protesters evicted peacefully

“You cannot evict an idea whose time has come,” Occupy Boston said in a statement it released today, Bloomberg Businessweek reported. “Boston Occupiers will persist in rejecting a world created by and for the 1 percent."
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