2 thoughts on “Occupy Wall Street movement getting stronger

  1. NYC Labor Against the War

    10.8 Occupy Wall Street Report:
    Rising Strong, Everywhere

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    “If the Occupy Wall Street protests included labour strikes, they would have the power to inflict heavy economic losses.”
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    OWS-NYC

    OWS Live

    http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution

    The Occupy Wall Street Press

    http://www.paper.li/occupymanhattan/1317517749

    What chance a general strike in Manhattan?
    If the Occupy Wall Street protests included labour strikes, they would have the power to inflict heavy economic losses.

    http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/10/2011107135115719238.html

    Michael Bloomberg: Occupy Wall Street is trying to destroy jobs
    The New York mayor says the protests are ‘not productive’ given the importance of financial services to the city’s economy.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/08/bloomberg-occupy-wall-street-jobs

    672 School Jobs Are Lost in Largest Single-Agency Layoff Under Bloomberg
    The laid-off workers are among the city’s lowest paid. School aides make $14 an hour for four to eight hours of work a day, while parent coordinators and family workers are salaried employees whose pay is about $35,000 a year, according to union representatives.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/08/nyregion/new-york-city-lays-off-672-school-employees.html?ref=nyregion

    OWS Letter of Solidarity with Bahrain healthcare workers
    Letter of Solidarity with imprisoned Bahrain doctors and nurses from the Occupy Wall Street Medics.

    https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=286860828008081

    From Tunisia to “Occupy Wall Street”: Who is the AFL-CIO’s Stuart Appelbaum?
    These are the deeply reactionary and sinister circles in which Appelbaum lives and breathes. What he brings to the Occupy Wall Street protests is a ferocious hostility to the working class and to socialism. AFL-CIO officials such as this should be driven out of the protests as the agents of big business and political reaction that they are.

    http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/oct2011/appe-o08.shtml

    BEYOND OWS: U.S.

    Occupy America: protests against Wall Street and inequality hit 70 cities
    The generation that opposed Vietnam has joined Facebook anarchists amid anger at tax breaks for the rich while ordinary folk tighten their belts

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/08/occupy-america-protests-financial-crisis

    Amazing Pix: Occupy Wall Street Spreads Beyond NYC – Alan Taylor – In Focus – The Atlantic
    Collected here are a some of the scenes from these protests across the U.S. over the past week, as the movement moves forward with no signs of slowing.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/10/occupy-wall-street-spreads-beyond-nyc/100165/

    Protestors Mark 10th Year of Afghan War
    Many of the protesters merged with about 100 people affiliated with another group — Occupy Chicago — which has been rallying in the financial district against corporate influence in government for more than two weeks. That group is a spinoff of anti-wall Street protests in New York.

    http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-anti-war-protest-131393558.html

    Protesters rally in downtown Chicago
    The anti-war marchers made a stop at President Obama’s 2012 campaign headquarters in the Prudential Building, with some protesters likening Obama to many of his Republican predecessors in the way he is handling both the war and economy. The group held signs and chanted “This is what Democracy looks like,” among other slogans. Part of the group, some carrying Palestinian flags, also stopped near the Israeli consulate near Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue. While the marchers gathered on the 10th anniversary of the start of the Afghanistan War to call for an end to U.S. military action there, economic issues weren’t far from protesters’ minds.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-protesters-rally-in-downtown-chicago-20111008,0,7219087.story#tugs_story_display

    Standoff with protesters closes D.C. museum – CBS News
    The museum has an exhibit, “Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,” that covers the history of unmanned aircraft and their current use as offensive weapons. Drones are often called the weapon of choice of the Obama administration, which quadrupled drone strikes against al Qaeda targets in Pakistan’s lawless tribal areas, up from less than 50 under the Bush administration to more than 220 in the past three years.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/10/08/national/main20117708.shtml

    USA Anti-War Afganistan Demonstration Pictures – Monsters and Critics
    We have added a set of pictures of the Anti-War Demonstrators Protest on 10th Anniversay of Afghanistan War.

    http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/usa/features/article_1667534.php/USA-Anti-War-Afganistan-Demonstration-Pictures

    Hunger Strike Resumes in California Prisons as Sides Dig In
    “I’m ready to take this all the way,” J. Angel Martinez, one of the strike leaders at Pelican Bay State Prison, said in a message conveyed through a lawyer this week. “We are sick and tired of living like this and willing to die if that’s what it takes.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/08/us/hunger-strike-resumes-in-california-prisons.html?ref=us

    BEYOND OWS: INTERNATIONAL

    Around the Globe, Workers Demand Decent Work – IPS ipsnews.net
    Not only in Greece but workers from every corner of the world are resisting economic practices that they say reap profit for the wealthy by exploiting the labour of the average working person. A global wave of protest, buoyed by the ongoing Arab Spring, is crashing over capitals as far-flung as Tunis and Madrid, New York City and Beijing.

    http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=105384

    U.K.: Stop the War Coalition demo in London marks 10th anniversary of Afghan war
    Hetty Bower, who was born in 1905, told demonstrators how she remembered the start of the first world war, and said “lies” were still told in order to justify conflict. “I hear my father clearly saying: ‘So, we are at war. This is where the lies begin.’ And begin they did,” she said.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/oct/08/stop-the-war-coalition-demo

    CHILE: Camila Vallejo — Latin America’s 23-year-old new revolutionary folk hero
    “For years, Chilean youth have been consumed by a neo-liberal model that highlights personal achievement and consumerism; it is all about mine, mine, mine. There is not a lot of empathy for the other,” said Vallejo in her office, decorated with a large photograph of Karl Marx. “This movement has achieved just the opposite. The youth has taken control and revived and dignified politics. This comes hand in hand with the questioning of worn-out political models — all they have done is govern for big business and powerful economic groups.”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/08/camila-vallejo-latin-america-revolutionary

    BAHRAIN: Bahrain Shias mourn teen protester’s death
    Security forces opened fire with tear gas, sound grenades and rubber bullets, injuring at least 11 protesters, activists said.

    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/10/20111071362401501.html

    SYRIA: Syrian security forces ‘fire on mourners’
    At least 13 people have been killed by security forces across Syria, according to the Syrian Revolution General Commission.

    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/10/2011108102053580831.html

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