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UC Davis: Thousands of students protest pepper spray incident

More than 5,000 students, faculty members and protesters gathered in the main quad at University of California, Davis Monday to protest the use of pepper spray by university police against peaceful student protesters last week.

UC Davis Occupy protesters pepper sprayed by police (VIDEO)

Videos surfaced Saturday of seated Occupy protesters at University of California, Davis being pepper sprayed by campus police. Faculty and protesters are calling for the Chancellor's resignation.

#OWS: The hidden message behind protests

It's all about the broken social contract. What can be done now?
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A man who identified himself as Brendan Watts is seen with blood on his face while surrounded by three police officers in Zuccotti Park on November 17, 2011, in New York City. A fight broke out between protesters affiliated with Occupy Wall Street and police, in which Watts was injured. (Andrew Burton/AFP/Getty Images)

In case you missed it today on GlobalPost here's my latest column, which deals with the ongoing Occupy Wall Street movement.

Here's the big idea, as police crack down and the movement plots its next move:

It all comes down to the social contract.

For most of our history, Americans have been okay with hard-working people getting rich, as long as the rules of the game were fair to all. 


Occupy London protesters 'repossess' empty UBS bank

Occupy London protesters say the empty UBS office block in Hackney, east London, is their third encampment.

Occupy Wall Street: the hidden meaning behind protests

BOSTON — The social contract in America is broken. The optimistic glue that has held together so much diversity, so many disparate dreams, for so long, is coming undone. This is the unspoken message behind the ongoing Occupy Wall Street movement.

Mayor urged to evict Occupy Boston: Greenway Conservancy

BOSTON — The Greenway Conservancy has asked Mayor Menino to evict the protesters at Occupy Boston, according to a memo. 

Bloomberg: OWS assaults on police officers will not be tolerated

"Make no mistake about it, if anyone's actions cross the line, we will respond accordingly," said Bloomberg to reporters at the conference. Bloomberg made it clear that while everyone has the right to protest and they will be allowed to, if it continues to get rowdy police officers have the right to respond as they see fit.

Day of Action: Photos capture arrests, protests

Protesters around the country are marking the two-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street by taking to the streets with a day of action. In New York, hundreds of protesters began marching through the city's financial district at 7 a.m. to protest economic inequality, according to Reuters.  By 10 a.m., a police spokesperson said about 50 people had already been arrested for disorderly conduct or for resisting arrest.

OWS Day of Action videos show protests in New York

Protesters all over the United States are planning a day of action to mark the two-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.

OWS: Occupy protesters mark 2-month anniversary with nationwide day of action (UPDATES)

Protesters marched to the New York Stock Exchange early this morning, clashing with police, which led to about 177 arrests.
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