Occupy Wall Street fights on


This video is about the Occupy Wall Street movement.

USA: Why the Elites Are in Trouble. Chris Hedges, Truthdig: “Ketchup, a petite 22-year-old from Chicago with wavy red hair and glasses with bright red frames, arrived in Zuccotti Park in New York on Sept. 17. She had a tent, a rolling suitcase, 40 dollars’ worth of food, the graphic version of Howard Zinn’s ‘A People’s History of the United States’ and a sleeping bag. She had no return ticket, no idea what she was undertaking, and no acquaintances among the stragglers who joined her that afternoon to begin the Wall Street occupation. She decided to go to New York after reading the Canadian magazine Adbusters, which called for the occupation, although she noted that when she got to the park Adbusters had no discernable presence”: here.

Robert Reich, Robert Reich’s Blog: “Will the Wall Street Occupiers morph into a movement that has as much impact on the Democratic Party as the Tea Party has had on the GOP? Maybe. But there are reasons for doubting it”: here.

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Conservatives Trying to Sabotage the 99 Percent Movement, and More: here.

When Being Rich Makes Us Poor, People Should Occupy Wall Street. Dean Baker, Truthout: “The Very Serious People in Washington are busy trying to find creative ways to cut Social Security and Medicare and take other benefits from middle-class and moderate-income families. The refrain here is that we just can’t afford this level of generosity any more”: here.

Bloomberg: Occupy Wall Street Can Stay Indefinitely: here.

Another Reason to Break Up the Big Wall Street Banks: Bank of America’s Outrageous Debit Fee: here.

Occupy Chicago and labor join in taking aim at Wall Street: here.

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  1. NYC Labor Against the War

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    Occupy Wall St.: Direction action
    We will be doing a Direct Action every day this week. It will culminate in our largest day of action yet, on Saturday October 15th. We will call on all U.S. occupations to join the world and make October 15th a Day of Action against Banks. Details coming soon.

    Occupy Wall St.: Immediate Needs
    Comfort Committee’s Current NEEDS: thermal wear (especially smaller sizes), blankets, toiletries (especially toothpaste), hats & gloves, towels for showers We do NOT need more ponchos or space blankets. All donations can be sent to: The UPS Store Re: Occupy Wall Street 118A Fulton St. #205 New York, NY 10038

    Issue #2 ‘The Occupied Wall Street Journal’ to read/download

    OWS-NYC: OUR SIDE

    Wall Street Protesters Have Ink-Stained Fingers
    There is a well-designed timeline of recent protests dating to the Arab Spring and continuing through the demonstrations in Wisconsin and protests in Europe. The first issue also included a charming photo essay on protest signs and the people who carry them, along with a call to action from Chris Hedges, a former reporter for The New York Times.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/10/business/media/wall-street-protesters-have-ink-stained-fingers-media-equation.html?ref=nyregion

    Geraldo Rivera Met With Chants Of ‘Fox News Lies’ At Occupy Wall Street (VIDEO)
    Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera faced a hostile crowd over the weekend when he went to Lower Manhattan to report on the Occupy Wall Street protests. Rivera had been to the encampment the week before, but this time his report was met with an endless chant of “Fox News lies!”
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/10/geraldo-rivera-fox-news-lies-occupy-wall-street_n_1003523.html

    Bus driver hauling Occupy Wall Street protest prisoners can see both sides of tension
    ‎”Do I agree with people jumping on the Brooklyn Bridge and stopping traffic? I can’t say that I do,” he said. “Do I agree that sometimes it’s the only way to get your point across to the powers that be? Yes, I do.”
    http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/10/10/2011-10-10_bus_driver_hauling_protest_prisoners_can_see_both_sides.html

    Occupy Wall Street through Egyptian eyes
    Zeinab, for one, immediately connects with the protesters as a result of her experiences. It seems that other food vendors would relate better to a clear message against American intervention in the Middle East and North Africa from the movement. This is also perhaps a reflection of the hopes people from around the world have for the movement. While Occupy Wall Street has mostly focused on the debt crises, it is very likely that the movement will at least articulate a position against the military occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.
    http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/10/2011107121722142311.html#.TpLCJmXd0Dk.facebook

    Oct. 9: Happy Birthday John Lennon: Imagine (song) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Happy Birthday John Lennon. You helped us imagine a different world. Thank You. Your life was not lived in vain.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imagine_(song)

    OWS-NYC: THEIR SIDE

    Wall St. Has Poured Millions into the NYPD — Are They Getting Their Pay Back Now? |
    Financial firms have given millions of dollars to the department, raising the ire of Occupy Wall St. protesters.
    http://www.alternet.org/story/152655/wall_st._has_poured_millions_into_the_nypd_–_are_they_getting_their_pay_back_now?akid=7682.150287.lc4GTX&rd=1&t=5

    Activist Post: Delusional NYC Mayor Bloomberg goes on the offensive against Occupy Wall Street
    The protests appear to be working, at least in the sense that it is forcing Wall Street crony and New York City Mayor and multi-billionaire Michael Bloomberg (who literally claimed he didn’t know what the word “responsible” was in court) to out himself as a friend of the elite and an enemy of the people.
    http://www.activistpost.com/2011/10/delusional-nyc-mayor-bloomberg-goes-on.html

    Occupy Wall Street isn’t the left’s Tea Party
    It was President Obama’s unwillingness to place conditions on the bailout of Wall Street – not demanding, for example, that the banks reorganize the mortgages of distressed homeowners, and that they accept the resurrection of the Glass-Steagall Act, as conditions for getting hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars – that contributed to the new populist insurrection.
    http://politics.salon.com/2011/10/10/democrats_occupy_wall_street/

    Occupy Wall Street Emerges as “First Populist Movement” on the Left Since the 1930s
    AMY GOODMAN: And in terms of democratic politics, like Democrats and Republicans, the issue of co-optation and how careful people are to not let this be captured by either party, particularly the Democrats? DORIAN WARREN: Yes, and it’s key that the critique is not about Republicans and Wall Street. The critique is about the entire political system, which people see as corrupt, and both parties have participated in this corruption of the political system. So I think it’s key that especially the Democratic Party not try to co-opt and the protesters themselves make sure that the party does not co-opt their movement or their energy.
    http://www.democracynow.org/2011/10/10/occupy_wall_street_emerges_as_first

    Herman Cain steps up attacks on Occupy Wall Street protests
    “To protest Wall Street and the bankers is basically saying you’re anti-capitalism.”
    http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-cain-occupy-wall-street-20111009,0,972806.story

    The class warfare the rich don’t understand
    It’s only a matter of time before these poor victimised millionaires seek some sort of anti-discrimination protection.
    http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/10/2011106141230738325.html

    Panic of the Plutocrats
    The way to understand all of this is to realize that it’s part of a broader syndrome, in which wealthy Americans who benefit hugely from a system rigged in their favor react with hysteria to anyone who points out just how rigged the system is.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/10/opinion/panic-of-the-plutocrats.html

    BEYOND OWS: U.S.

    About OCCUPY TOGETHER
    Welcome to OCCUPY TOGETHER, an unofficial hub for all of the events springing up across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall St.
    http://www.occupytogether.org/

    Downloadable Posters
    The posters provided on this page are free for you to download, print, and hang up within your community, not only to promote local efforts, but the solidarity of all occupiers around the country. In fact, we highly encourage it as this will be a great means of spreading the word and getting others involved.
    http://www.occupytogether.org/downloadable-posters/

    Occupy Wall Street Protests Gaining Momentum Cross-Country
    It’s Day 23 of the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests, and they’ve now spread to more than a dozen cities. And the focus is no longer just about corporate greed, but unemployment, the Afghanistan war, and the environment.
    http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-occupy-wall-street-spreading-story,0,6544981.story

    Organizer: DC protest is an ‘occupation’
    A deadline for protesters to leave Washington’s Freedom Plaza came and went Monday with organizers saying they planned to stay indefinitely, NBC News reported.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44844713/ns/us_news-life/#.TpMW7HGOLs0

    Occupy Asheville Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples Resolution
    The following resolution was passed by the Occupy Asheville General Assembly on October 9th, 2011 with assistance from Cante Tenza Okolakiciye – the Strong Heart Warrior Society of the Oglala Lakota Nation.
    http://occupyasheville.org/forum/announcements/occupy-asheville-solidarity-with-indigenous-peoples-resolution/#p301

    ‘Sesame Street’s’ Hunger Crusade
    In a special episode, ‘Sesame Street’ introduced a muppet who has to get food from a food pantry.
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/10/08/sesame-street-s-hunger-crusade-lily-the-muppet.html

    Ohio unions push back
    Workers today who are standing up to their employers by refusing to accept concessions and limits on their right to collectively bargain are showing the way forward and sowing the seeds of a reborn, fighting working-class movement.
    http://www.socialistworker.org/2011/10/10/ohio-unions-push-back

    BEYOND OWS: INTERNATIONAL

    AUSTRALIA: Beyond Wall Street: ‘Occupy’ protests go global – CNN.com
    Wall Street is more than 10,000 miles away from Melbourne, but 24-year-old Australian Alex Gard felt a kinship to the outrage expressed on the streets of Manhattan.
    http://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/07/business/wall-street-protest-global/index.html

    BAHRAIN: Dying to live
    Thousands mourn the killing of a teenager on Friday amid growing outrage over continued government crackdown.
    http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/inpictures/2011/10/2011109114313571407.html

    EGYPT: Eyewitness in Cairo: Copts were gunned down by military
    The international media has reported there were “clashes”—but the truth is the authorities cracked down brutally using live ammunition, while army armoured vehicles ran over protesters in cold blood.
    http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=26307

    EGYPT: Revolution: Egyptians return to Tahrir Square – 60 Minutes – CBS News
    ‎60 Minutes on CBS News: Revolution: Egyptians return to Tahrir Square – Despite ousting the dictator whose regime repressed and tortured citizens for decades, Egyptians are now facing the same treatment from the country’s military that they endured under President Hosni Mubarak.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7384064n&tag=contentMain%3BcontentAux

    EGYPT: A firsthand account: Marching from Shubra to deaths at Maspiro
    And then it happened: an APC mounted the island in the middle of the road, like a maddened animal on a rampage. I saw a group of people disappear, sucked underneath it. It drove over them. I wasn’t able to see what happened to them because it then started coming in my direction.
    http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/503496

    EGYPT: Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists statement on massacre of Copts at Maspero
    We will continue to defend our revolution, and the people’s right to free expression, to protest, demonstrate and strike, in order to restore our stolen rights, and to cleanse the country of the roots of corruption, which is still poisoning our revolution and attempting to overturn it.
    http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=26308

    INDONESIA: Miner shot dead in Indonesian strike
    Indonesian police have shot and killed one protester and wounded at least six others when they clashed with striking workers at a mine run by US company Freeport McMoran, a union official said. More than 1,000 workers were involved in the clashes on Monday at the Grasberg complex, one of the world’s biggest gold and copper mines, in Indonesia’s Papua province.
    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/10/2011101052724758754.html

    IRAQ: In western Iraq, a bloody American legacy
    Shortly after noon, on the roadside east of Fallujah, an Iraqi teenager was repairing a bike tire. As Bryant’s vehicle passed by, the boy lifted his head, then his arm, and appeared to wag a single digit toward the convoy. “Did you see that kid give us the finger?” asked a soldier in the front of the vehicle. No one answered. The exhausted men of Bravo company had closed their eyes to rest.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/in-western-iraq-a-bloody-american-legacy/2011/09/29/gIQAXZWXZL_story.html

    PALESTINE: Support grows for Palestinian’s prison strike
    Rights groups said the clampdown included preventing access to books, educational programmes and new clothing. It also expanded the use of solitary confinement, reduced family visits and forced detainees to meet their lawyers with their hands cuffed. According to a March 2011 United Nations report, about 6,000 Palestinians are currently in 22 prisons in Israel and the West Bank. Some have been denied contact with the outside world, including their families, for as long as five years, the report said.
    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/10/2011109125412622383.html

    UAE: Families plea for release of UAE activists
    “The real insult to the Emirati government is not anything these men said, but the fact that the country’s leaders have jailed them for it.”
    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/10/201110941315993555.html

    UK: Occupy the London Stock Exchange
    8000 in the community and no signs of slowing down! Well done everyone for yesterday – for those who didn’t make it a blog post will be up on the website very soon!! And finally if you haven’t already, check out the event page and attend!!!
    https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=255151111189948

    UK: Unison ballots 1m public sector workers on strike action
    Other unions are also balloting workers, raising the prospect of a strike by millions of people on 30 November on what could be the biggest day of industrial action held in the UK.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/oct/10/unison-ballots-workers-strike-action

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  2. To tell the truth, I assumed that nothing would come of “occupy Wall Street” because it was created by Adbusters. I don’t really like or trust them. Some of their local supporters were claiming that 10,000 people would spontaneously converge on Wall Street at which point troops would be sent in and all 10,000 would be massacred. They talked about this like it was a GOOD thing. For some reason the Occupy movement has captured the imagination of the country. I was at Occupy San Francisco last week. There were only a few dozen people “occupying” the city, but hundreds of people waved and cheered as they drove by, or offered words of encouragement as they walked by. Some people are concerned that Occupy has no leadership and no coherent program. Keep in mind that there is effectively no such thing as a political Left in America. All sorts of groups like MoveOn.org, a Democratic Party front group, would love to take over Occupy but so far they’ve been unsuccessful. In fact, we might be seeing the rebirth of some kind of Left in this country. I’m very excited that big chunks of the labor movement have deliberately snubbed the Democrats and endorsed Occupy. For the last 30 or so years a small group of moralistic, middle class, white people have called themselves “The Left”. The traditional American Left was always composed of Labor, Immigrant and Civil Rights groups along with a small group of Marxist intellectuals and disaffected youth. In recent years those groups were either tied to The Democrats or pushed to the margins of society. Occupy is starting to look a little bit more like the historic American Left.

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  3. Hi Jon, I cannot say whether the conservation you had with local Adbusters supporters was representative for Adbusters as a whole.

    Anyway, the 1905 Russian revolution was more or less started by Father Gapon, not just an Orthodox state church priest, but a secret police agent as well … so still rather more problematic than the Canadian Adbusters.

    Best wishes for you and for the Occupy movement!

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