This video is about the big Occupy Wall Street demonstration on Liberty Plaza, New York City, USA, on 5 October.
USA: AFL-CIO’s Trumka endorses Occupy Wall Street: here.
From daily News Line in Britain today:
Occupy Wall Street youth campaigners have joined CWA members demonstrating for jobs at Verizon and Verizon Wireless, and CWA members are to join the demonstrations to focus public attention on the impact of Wall Street’s greed on ordinary Americans. The organised working class and the masses of youth are beginning to come together.
The CWA said of the ‘Occupy’ movement: ‘The 700,000 members of the Communications Workers of America strongly support the Occupy Wall Street Movement. It is an appropriate expression of anger for all Americans, but especially for those who have been left behind by Wall Street.’
It added: ‘The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations are spreading throughout the country. We will support them and encourage all CWA Locals to participate in the growth of this protest movement.’
The movement says that it is defending ‘99% of the US population against the wealthiest 1%.’ That this is a revolutionary task is obvious.
The attractive power of the movement of youth is also becoming obvious. Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), says of Occupy Wall Street: ‘It has brought into sharp focus a reality that cannot be denied.’
He added: ‘Corporate greed is responsible for harming the lives of millions of working people and unemployed people.… A small group of firms, banks, and corporations now hold trillions worth of our collective wealth and assets. That money should be invested in job creation on a massive scale and used to rebuild countless lives damaged by the recklessness that caused the recession.’
Jim Gannon, a spokesman for the Transport Workers (TWU) said: ‘We view the protests as young people who are articulating the same kind of things that we’ve been trying to articulate… they’ve really thrown a spotlight on issues that are bothering people, especially bothering workers like our members.’
Meanwhile, Verizon Communications workers who abandoned their two-week strike in August have resumed picketing and are expected to resume their strike action.
Meanwhile, the crisis of US capitalism is sharpening and with it the numbers of the jobless, and the homeless, workers and youth are growing rapidly. The demands of the bosses and their political frontmen for tax cuts for the rich and for the abolition of Medicare and Medicaid are adding gallons of fuel to the flames.
The masses of youth, the most revolutionary section of the working class, are being driven forward by the crisis, and are inspiring the trade unions into joining the struggle to break the stranglehold that the bankers and the bosses have on the USA.
By Bill Van Auken in New York City:
Tens of thousands of people joined Wednesday in a mass march that wound its way through lower Manhattan before pouring into a tightly packed crowd in Foley Square, which was ringed on three sides by metal police barricades and ranks of New York City cops.
It was the largest demonstration seen since the Occupy Wall Street protests began nearly three weeks ago, and one of the biggest protests to take the streets of the city in several years.
The World Socialist Web Site spoke to many of those who joined Wednesday’s mass demonstration against Wall Street: here.
The mood was jubilant as organized labor and thousands of workers crowded the streets of lower Manhattan to march in the largest and most diverse demonstration to date of the Occupy Wall Street movement, reports Danny Lucia: here.
Occupy Wall Street: Video Allegedly Shows NYPD Officer Striking Protesters With Baton: here.
Footage Surfaces of Police Brutality at Occupy Wall Street Rally: here.
Noam Chomsky on #OccupyWallStreet, Israel, Bush, Obama and more: here.
LA joins the We are the 99 percent movement: here.
Occupy Wall Street, the US protest against the financial elite and the banking sector, is spreading round the world. There are demonstrations planned for London’s financial district – and also for The Hague and Amsterdam. Occupy The Hague is demanding attention for a gamut of economic and political problems: here.