This video from the USA is called Police turn nasty & arrest peaceful protesters during march – Occupy Wall Street – Day 19.
USA: Got Class Warfare? Occupy Wall Street Now! Henry A. Giroux, Truthout: “Class warfare has once again entered the vocabulary of mainstream national politics, but this time with a strange twist. Right-wing politicians such as Paul Ryan and various high-profile conservative media pundits and corporate-funded think-tank spokespersons have made visible what ruling classes have long tried to bury beneath the discourse of meritocracy and the myth of the classless society – that is, the harsh consequences of class power, hierarchical rule and savage inequality”: here.
On the Ground Report From Day 19: “The Whole World Is Watching!” Shouts Occupy Wall Street. Paul Mutter, Truthout: “Wednesday, October 5 constituted the largest mass action so far in support of the Occupy Wall Street activists who have established a base camp in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan. The evening march, which counted as many as 10,000-20,000 participants, included many new supporters and a large number of union workers from National Nurses United, the Transport Workers Union, Services Workers International Union, the Teamsters as well as the city’s teachers’ and public service employees’ unions, among others”: here.
What Role for Labor in the Progressive Uprising? A Conversation With Stephen Lerner. Amy Dean, Truthout: “No force did more to build the American middle class than organized labor. In recent decades, however, unions have been decimated. Despite concerted efforts to turn the tide, the movement now represents only 7 percent of workers in the private sector. Never have working people in this country been more in need of a collective voice. Yet, we must ask, can labor alone create the change we need? If it can’t do it by itself, what role can unions play in supporting a wider progressive uprising?” Here.
Congressman Dennis Kucinich and Chris Hedges, Truthdig: Rep. Dennis Kucinich and Chris Hedges explain why the 99 percenters are “the best among us”: here.
Occupy Boston: Day One. Mark Provost, Truthout: “The $64 trillion dollar question, ‘When will Americans hit the streets like people in other countries?’ has been answered. Over the last several days, occupations have spread from Wall Street, and erupted in more than 50 cities across America. The ’99 percent’ are rising to voice their grievances against an economic and political system which has disenfranchised them for too long. We share painful stories and common concerns, and want profound changes to how this country is governed – and for whom it is governed”: here.
Poor New Yorkers Can’t Afford Milk Anymore, But Mayor Bloomberg Says Priority is to “Help” the Banks: here.
Russ Feingold endorses Occupy Wall Street: “This will make the Tea Party look like … a tea party”: here.
Wall Street occupation: And the walls will come tumbling down: here.
Congress Looks Abroad to Distract from Wall Street Protests: here.