‘Inhuman Microphone’ App Circumvents Occupy Wall Street’s Megaphone Ban

One of the most recognizable hallmarks of the Occupy Wall Street movement has been its "human microphone," a technique through which protesters make speeches louder without the use of megaphones, which are banned from the protests. (Amplifying sound outdoors requires a permit in New York.) » 12/05/11 9:40pm 12/05/11 9:40pm

Forget Pepper Spray—Destroying Protestors Gets Even Easier!

The next time you need to incapacitate a bunch of people sitting on the ground silently protesting corporate greed, think outside the box—face-burning spray canisters are becoming passé. Mother Jones' Dave Gilson wraps up the best eye-melters around. » 11/22/11 1:20pm 11/22/11 1:20pm

What Pepper Spray Does to Your Body

When Lieutenant John Pike casually hosed down a line of seated protesters with pepper spray, a lot of weird stuff immediately followed. No, we're not talking about the evolution of the meme. Or even the nationwide backlash. » 11/22/11 11:00am 11/22/11 11:00am

Here's What Last Night's Occupy Wall Street Raid Looked Like Through…

Early this morning, Mayor Bloomberg had the NYPD clear out Zuccotti Park—the site for the Occupy Wall Street encampment—on the grounds that the protestors were, umm, really gross and posed a health risk. » 11/15/11 9:41am 11/15/11 9:41am

This one's got the NYPD rolling in under cover of either pepper spray or tear gas in what looks like a scene…

Ken Jennings Wants to Occupy Jeopardy

Once he was the insurmountable apogee of Jeopardy excellence. Then IBM devised a machine that defeated him. Today Ken Jennings posted a photo blasting IBM. The dethroned champ is casting his lot with the OWS crowd in protest of Watson. » 10/26/11 7:13pm 10/26/11 7:13pm

The Coup : Dig It

Man, you think the #OWS movement new? Raymond "Boots" Collins and DJ Pam the Funktress—better known as Oakland's The Coup—have been talking about this shit for years. » 10/25/11 11:00pm 10/25/11 11:00pm