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Taking over Wall Street in 1979

10/17/11 07:17PM

This is what democracy looks like in 1979. Indignation with Wall Street is nothing new as is evident from a vintage clip from the film "Early Warnings," which gives a glimpse into the sit-in that happened on Wall Street on the 50th anniversary of the 1929 stock market crash. These protesters demonstrated against the financial support... read more

Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial (file)

Talk of OWS at MLK memorial dedication

10/17/11 06:48PM

What would MLK think about Occupy Wall Street? President Obama drew parallels between the slain civil rights leader and the OWS movement during Sunday's dedication ceremony at the new Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in D.C.Obama honored Dr. King's legacy of fighting for equality and justice using peaceful resistance and civil... read more

First Word: Monday, October 17

10/17/11 03:10PM

We hope you are having a great start to the week. These are the some of the stories kicking off ours. Occupy Wall Street protests reach one-month anniversary as protests spread worldwide over the weekend. President Obama kicking off bus tour across North Carolina and Virginia. Obama gives stirring speech at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial... read more

The very Last Word

10/14/11 11:00PM

Michael Moore gives a plea to the police, and Lawrence talks about the show, after the show. Check out the new web-exclusive video. read more

Why the OWS movement 'can't be stopped'

10/14/11 10:50PM

The Occupy Wall Street movement now extends well beyond the confines of Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan. Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore discusses the "assault on the middle class" with msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell. To him, the real "clean-up needs to happen on Wall Street." read more

'We Do' campaign's moving message

'We Do' campaign's moving message

10/14/11 08:00PM

Marriage equality takes a step forward in North Carolina, but only a step. We have important video for you to see of people trying to obtain their basic human rights right here in the United States. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell has more in the Rewrite. watch

A San Diego Police officer maces a demonstrator at the Civic Center Plaza on Friday.

'Occupy' protests grow, protesters maced

10/14/11 07:56PM

A standoff between police and anti-Wall Street protesters today in San Diego resulted in more pepper spray being used by officers. The Associated Press reports that police were breaking up a human chain formed by the "Occupy" protesters after they refused to remove a tent.Police in the early morning began removing about a half-dozen... read more

Leader of the Lord's Resistance Army Joseph Kony in 2006 (file)

Obama sends U.S. troops to Uganda

10/14/11 07:16PM

In a letter to Congress, President Obama announced today he's deploying around 100 U.S. military advisers to lend their expertise in Uganda to help in the fight against the Lord's Resistance Army.The White House and human rights groups accuse the rebel group of murdering, raping and abducting thousands of civilians over the course of... read more

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About The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

Lawrence O’Donnell brings his extraordinary background in politics and entertainment to “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” airing weeknights on MSNBC. Drawing upon his experience as a former chief of staff on the Senate Finance Committee and as an Emmy-winning executive producer and writer of “The West Wing,” O’Donnell gives the last word and rewrites the most compelling stories of the day.

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