Posted on January 23, 2012 at 11:10 AM EST
As the U.S. economy worsens, protests such as those carried out by the Occupy Wall Street movement will turn ugly, breaking down into waves of violent unrest across the nation, says billionaire financier George Soros.
“It will be an excuse for cracking down and using strong-arm tactics to maintain law and order, which, carried to an extreme, could bring about a repressive political system, a society where individual liberty is much more constrained, which would be a break with the tradition of the United States,” Soros tells Newsweek.
Posted on January 18, 2012 at 9:08 AM EST
Several hundred protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement converged on the West Lawn of the Capitol Tuesday to decry the influence of corporate money in politics and voice myriad other grievances.
Organizers had touted the rally, known as Occupy Congress, as the largest national gathering of Occupy protesters to date and secured a permit that would have allowed up to 10,000 people to participate. By mid-afternoon, the protest appeared to have fallen far short of those goals.
Posted on January 8, 2012 at 11:57 PM EST
Nigerian lawmakers on Sunday turned against the president’s decision to end government fuel subsidies that kept gasoline prices low, just ahead of a planned labor strike that could paralyze Africa’s most populous nation.
Posted on January 8, 2012 at 11:54 PM EST
The cash is burning a hole in their pockets.
Posted on January 8, 2012 at 11:50 PM EST
The upcoming Occupy Congress protest is shaping up to be one of the largest demonstrations Occupy DC has produced, but that doesn’t mean protesters are planning to play by the rules.
Posted on January 8, 2012 at 11:47 PM EST
A group of female Occupy New Hampshire protesters who infiltrated a Mitt Romney event on Sunday night got a New Jersey-style putdown from the state’s firebrand conservative governor on stage.
Posted on January 8, 2012 at 12:21 AM EST
Anger at President Goodluck Jonathanâ€™s elimination of the fuel subsidy appears to have united Nigerians in a way not seen for many years. There have been popular protests in virtually all of Nigeriaâ€™s major cities. According to the Nigerian press, protestors have shut-down economic activity in Lagos, Ibadan, and Kano. In the capital, Abuja, most gas stations are closed. It is likely that road haulage will decline in the face of a tripling of gasoline prices since the end of the fuel subsidyâ€“ most Nigerian goods move by road. It remains to be seen when or if civil aviation will be affected.
Posted on January 8, 2012 at 12:13 AM EST
Protesters inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement gathered at the Republican presidential debate Saturday to blame “corporate greed” for economic turmoil being felt around the globe.
Posted on January 8, 2012 at 12:10 AM EST
They’re the faces of the foreclosure crisis, and Occupy Las Vegas wants to set up camp in their yards.