This video is about the Occupy Wall Street movement.
USA: William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: “Anyone who still thinks the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests are some kind of fluke, an exercise in ego inflation by spoiled college kids and aging hippies, needs to go back to bed. This thing is very much for real, is very large, and is growing exponentially. Similar protests have sprung up in dozens of cities all across the country, and with an ‘Occupy the London Stock Exchange’ action set to take place on Saturday, the movement is poised to become an international affair”: here.
Naomi Klein: From Madrid to Madison – the 99 Percent Speak Out Against Pro-Corporate Policies. Naomi Klein, The Nation: “If there is one thing I know, it is that the 1 percent loves a crisis. When people are panicked and desperate and no one seems to know what to do, that is the ideal time to push through their wish list of pro-corporate policies: privatizing education and social security, slashing public services, getting rid of the last constraints on corporate power. Amidst the economic crisis, this is happening the world over”: here.
Paul Mutter, Truthout: “Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City has announced yesterday that the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) demonstrators will be allowed to remain in Zuccotti Park and continue demonstrating: ‘the bottom line is – people want to express themselves. And as long as they obey the laws, we’ll allow them to,’ he told reporters, though he then added that he imagined the onset of colder weather will partly determine how much longer OWS remains camped out in lower Manhattan”: here.
US Jobs in Danger as NAFTA-Style Deal Heads to Congress. Rose Aguilar, Truthout: “Despite campaign promises to reform trade deals, President Obama has asked Congress to approve three NAFTA-style deals – negotiated by former President George W. Bush – with Panama, Korea and Colombia. The House and Senate are expected to vote on these deals on Wednesday”: here.
The Occupy Wall Street Movement and the Coming Demise of Crony Capitalism. Ravi Batra, Truthout: “In 1978, to the laughter of many and the derision of a few, I wrote a book called, ‘The Downfall of Capitalism and Communism,’ which predicted that Soviet communism would vanish around the end of the century, whereas crony or monopoly capitalism would create the worst-ever concentration of wealth in its history, so much so that a social revolution would start its demise around 2010. My forecasts derived from the law of social cycles, which was pioneered by my late teacher and mentor, P. R. Sarkar. Lo and behold, Soviet communism disappeared right before your eyes during the 1990s, and now, just a year after 2010, middle-class America, spearheaded by a movement increasingly known as ‘Occupy Wall Street (OWS),’ is beginning to revolt against Wall Street greed and crony capitalism. Will the revolt succeed? It surely will, because the pre-conditions for its success are all there”: here.
The OWS Movement: More Than Meets the Eye: here.
Union activists are overwhelmingly happy to build links with #OWS in the common fight against banks & greedy CEO’s: here.
“Occupy Wall Street”: Approved! Here.