Does That New 'Anti-Occupy' Bill Criminalize Protest Activity?

The Internet has been abuzz in recent days with stories about how the U.S. Congress swiftly and almost unanimously passed legislation that essentially tramples on Americans' First Amendment right to assemble.

Outrage over 'anti-Occupy' bill is misguided but not unwarranted

There has been an outcry during the last few weeks against what has been dubbed the anti-Occupy bill, or HR 347.

Occupy Wall Street Monitored By U.S. Conference Of Mayors, Emails Show

After denying that they are coordinating responses to Occupy Wall Street, the U.S. Conference of Mayors recently surveyed city administrations across the country about the movement.

Control of the Mall’s Union Square changes hands

Control of key area on DC Mall for demos being transferred without public awareness from NPS to Capitol Police.

Nonprofit Wants to Know if CIA Is Responsible for Evicting Occupy Camps

The CIA denial comes on the heels of a series of Associated Press articles revealing the CIA's involvement with the NYPD.

Tactics to disperse Occupy shaped by police experience, lawsuits

In 2002, police in the nation's capital rounded up hundreds of people protesting the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

U.N. Envoy: U.S. Isn't Protecting Occupy Protesters' Rights

The United Nations envoy for freedom of expression is drafting an official communication to the U.S. government demanding to know why federal officials are not protecting the rights of Occupy demonstrators whose protests are being disbanded -- sometimes violently -- by local authorities.