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Occupy Wall Street Photo November 30, 2011

Baghdad, California: LAPD Evicts OccupyLA with Embedded Media. (X's Indy Cams, Too)

Well, the revolution actually will be televised -- the same way the Iraq and Afghan wars were, which is with a few hand-picked embedded reporters and photographers escorted around by the men and women in blue.

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International Focus Photo November 29, 2011

Iran British Embassy Attack Meets Quentin Tarantino

Given the worldwide protests we've been seeing for months filled with robo-cops, civilians in gas masks and cardboard commentary across the spectrum, this certainly takes those visuals to the next level of "post-modern."

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Occupy Pepper Spray Attacks Beyond Davis and Bologna

So, how often has pepper spray been used to attack Occupy protesters? The likely answer is: more often than the more widely circulated photos would have us assume.

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Campaign '12 Photo

Taking Mitt's Temperature

For all the Levis and plain-language answers that supposedly constitute Mitt 2.0, what we continue to see in Romney is someone who is excitable, always right and constantly taking offense.

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Middle East Watch Photo November 28, 2011

Simeon to Cyborg: Is Anti-Democratic Meme (& "Arresting" Pics) Dooming Progressive Protest?

The photo may be fitting too well with the anti-democratic meme of late that progressive movements are incoherent. Worse, he looks grotesquely simian, as if political demonstrations were a form of devolution.

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Occupy Wall Street Photo November 27, 2011

As Occupy Encampments Dwindle, the Legacy

This photo, from Occupy LA, brought to mind the rite of passage so many young people have experienced over the past few months.

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Protest Focus Photo November 26, 2011

Pepper Spray Friday: The Issue Still Pattern of Abuse by Police

Bill Johnson, director of the Kinston Department of Public Safety, confirmed the use of pepper spray but downplayed the incident. “(There was) a little pushing and shoving going on in the crowd and that type of thing, and it started to elevate a little bit,” Johnson said Friday. “The...

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Business Focus Photo November 25, 2011

Black Friday

In any other year, this photo — fronting the NYT on Thanksgiving — would be perfectly straight-forward: it’s those people, once again, camping out at a chain store waiting to get unimaginable deals on stuff they don’t need and likely can’t afford, the future of our economy resting, between today...

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Occupy Wall Street Photo November 24, 2011

Occupy: Weathering the Early Phase

Given its fortitude and creativity, I'm pretty sure Occupy will survive this first chapter. And despite the bitterness of the past few weeks, I believe the gonzo will survive also.

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Photo November 22, 2011

Occupy Obama 2

It's no surprise that the agendas of Team Obama and the Occupy movement would intersect at the President's first public rally since his Pacific trip, and first appearance since Occupiers were evicted from Liberty Park, then pepper sprayed at UC Davis.

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Was the UC Davis Pepper Spray Attack Just Waiting to Happen?

The question is, was the UC Davis pepper spray incident almost predictable based on a standing green light to law enforcement to take a hardline with students?

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Taking it to the Kittens: The Pepper Spray Cop Meme — and What It Means

It's in that exaggeration and incomprehensibility of these cascading photoshopped images that we feel some relief that, no, nobody would go that far -- that our iconic images of Marilyn, and the indelible vision of John and Yoko meeting the press in bed, and all our kittens (and kitten...

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Occupy Wall Street Photo November 21, 2011

The Spray

Color shock.

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BagNewsSalon: The Visual Politics of Occupy Wall Street

Talking 9 pics in 90 minutes. The BagNewsSalon, a program of BagNewsNotes, is dedicated to understanding how the visual media frames the key social and political events of the day. An invited panel will discuss the visual culture of the Occupy Wall Street Movement.

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Occupy Davis: The Walk of Shame

If there has been a strong moral and collective dimension to the Occupy movement from the beginning, it only continues to grow stronger. The behavior we see in the "sit down" is truly extraordinary. That kind of focus and intent cannot be meditated, it can only be inspired.

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Photo November 20, 2011

Homeland Security

After all the cracking down that’s been going on Stateside, a fresh look at Egyptian riot cops today reminds me how much we do things bigger and better in America. (photo 1:Khalil Hamra/AP. caption: Egyptian riot police beat a protester during clashes in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday,...

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Occupy Wall Street Photo November 18, 2011

Occupy Oblivion

Following Occupy's eviction from Zuccotti Park just 36 hours before, and in light of similar evictions across the country, nerves were raw as protesters marked the two month anniversary of the movement.

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Occupy is not a Frickin' Maybelline Ad

You know what's messed up? It's when a cosmetics company turns a populist and embattled movement for economic justice into giggly, jiggly mind-numbing hamburger for the sake of peddling lip balm.

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