This video is about the Occupy movement, in New York and worldwide.
After the Storm: The Instability of Inequality. Nouriel Roubini, Project Syndicate: “This year has witnessed a global wave of social and political turmoil and instability, with masses of people pouring into the real and virtual streets…. While these protests have no unified theme, they express in different ways the serious concerns of the world’s working and middle classes about their prospects in the face of the growing concentration of power among economic, financial, and political elites”: here.
USA: Anatomy of a Victory: Occupy Wall Street Wins a Big One. J.A. Myerson, Truthout: “Mayor Bloomberg’s Wednesday night visit to Liberty Plaza Park, during which he delivered news (on behalf of his girlfriend’s corporation) that the park would be cleaned Friday morning, made me very nervous…. Over the next 20-or-so hours, there precipitated one of the most impressive single days of organizing I can recall or even imagine, and by 6 AM the next day, when the cleaning was set to begin, the Wall Street occupiers and our allies around the world had won. It’s worth looking into what made that happen, if for no other reason than to derive best practices for like operations in the future”: here.
Owners of New York’s Zuccotti Park Received Nearly $700,000 in Goverment Handouts Since 9/11: here.
12 Most Absurd Laws Used to Stifle the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Rania Khalek, AlterNet: “As Occupy Wall Street protests spring up in cities across the country, authorities are thinking up creative ways to contain this peaceful and inspiring uprising. Although laws and municipal ordinances vary from city to city, there is a consistency in the tactics being used to stifle the movement…. Here are 12 desperate and unsuccessful measures the authorities are using to discourage, deter and crack down on peaceful protests”: here.
Global 99 Percent Rally Worldwide in Solidarity With Occupy Wall Street: here.
Occupy London protest continues into second day: here.
In pictures: Occupy protests happening across the globe: here.
NYC Labor Against the War
10.15 Occupy Wall Street Report:
The Whole World Is Moving
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‘Today we call the citizens of the world: let us globalise Tahrir Square! Let us globalise Puerta del Sol!’
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Protesters Push For Solidarity As “Occupy Wall Street” Enters Fifth Week
“Occupy Wall Street” protesters moved beyond Zuccotti Park throughout the day, gathering in locations across the five boroughs and staging demonstrations outside of banks. Several hundred gathered in front of a Chase bank earlier in the day, and thousands of protesters were joined by union members as they made their way to the Greenwich Village park from the Financial District. Protesters said the goal of the march was to show solidarity and uniformity with the 1,400 “Occupy” protests happening around the globe.
Thousands of protesters fill NY’s Time Square
Other demonstrations were planned around the city all day Saturday, including an anti-war march to mark the 10th anniversary of the Afghanistan War. Among the people participating in that march was Sergio Jimenez, 25, who said he quit his job in Texas to come to New York to protest. “These wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were all based on lies,” Jimenez said.
NYPD can’t mass arrest 50K marchers in Times Square, police horse killed trying
On October 15, police tried one violent attack after another in a futile attempt to either drive off or mass arrest up to 50,000 protesters marching on Times Square. Before the police were ordered back, one of their horses reportedly had to be “put down” after going down during a violent attack on protesters by mounted police.
A manifesto for regime change on behalf of all humanity
Today we call the citizens of the world: let us globalise Tahrir Square! Let us globalise Puerta del Sol!
The Guardian says protests in nearly 1000 cities around the world today.
Occupy Wall Street protests spread across the world on ‘global day of revolution’
Galvanized by the Occupy Wall Street movement, the protests began in New Zealand, rippled round the world to Europe and were expected to return to their starting point in New York.
Occupy Wall Street inspires global protests against the ‘1%’ (reports, videos, pics) | Links Interna
Below are just a few reports from around the world. More will be added as they come to hand, so please check back. If you are a participant in any of the global Occupy actions, please leave a report in the Comments box at the end.
Occupy anti-capitalism protests spread around the world
Economic protests inspired by Spain’s “Indignants” and the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York spread to cities around the world on Saturday. Tens of thousands went on the march in London, Frankfurt, Madrid, Rome, Sydney and Hong Kong as organisers aimed to “initiate global change” against capitalism and austerity measures. Rallies were expected in 82 countries.
BEYOND OWS: ARAB SPRING
EGYPT: Candle light vigil for Maspero martyrs.
On October 13, 2011 thousands of Egyptians gathered downtown at Talaat Harb square in a silent stand with candles in solidarity with the massacre victims who were slain by the Army on October 9 in front of Maspero. In fact it wasn’t a silent stand.
YEMEN: Security forces fire on protesters in Yemen – CNN.com
Yemeni security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters Saturday, killing 10 and wounding 38 others, a medic said.
CONTEXT AND ANALYSIS
Occupying Word Street : Word Routes : Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus
Viva l’occupazione! The etymology of the term “occupy” as a political term dates back to Italy in the 1920’s: “About 600,000 workers took control of the factories, and the movement was known in Italian as l’occupazione delle fabbriche, or “the occupation of the factories.”
Will Occupy Wall Street be a global catalyst?
Confrontations with the Praetorian Guard of the status quo and its elite benefactors is hardly a surprise. The police exist in large measure to maintain the existing order. In the eyes of Occupy Wall Street’s supporters, that order has failed too many for too long and must be replaced. Some amount of friction between the two groups in this relationship is all but inevitable.
GENERAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES
PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY: If you are arrested at an Occupy Event, call the National Lawyers Guild: New York City: (212) 679-6018 Los Angeles: (323) 696-2299 Washington, DC: (202) 957 2445 Chicago: (773) 309-1198 San Francisco: (415) 285-1011 New Orleans: (504) 875-0019 Baltimore: (410) 205-2850 Minnesota: (612) 656-9108 Michigan: (313) 963-0843 Portland: (503) 902-5340 Boston: (617) 227-7335 Pennsylvania & Delaware: (267) 702-4654 Idaho: (208) 991-4324 Be very sure to write the applicable phone number in PERMANENT marker somewhere concealed on your body, protected from the elements. Do NOT assume you will be able to retrieve the number from a phone or a notebook. It is very likely you will be stripped of all your belongings.
The resistance continues at Liberty Square and Nationwide!
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The Official Website of the GA at #OccupyWallStreet
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
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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is flagrantly advocating for war profiteers at the expense of real security for the American people. He’s trying to browbeat Congress and other officials into continuing to send huge sums of our money to war profiteers who are killing jobs and ripping off the taxpayer. Our new video busts Panetta’s scare tactics and talking points–please watch it and share it.
Huge military budgets cost jobs. That’s an established fact. The corporations like Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman and General Dynamics that make billions every year selling the Pentagon super-expensive and often useless weaponry don’t care about the effects of their profiteering. They just want to keep the gravy train rolling (For example, Lockheed Martin’s CEO made $21.9 million last year, with most of the money coming from your taxes.). These contractors held a closed-door meeting with Panetta on September 13, and since then, he’s parroted their untrue talking points and warned of “doomsday” if elected officials make even modest cuts to the bloated, corruption-filled war budget.
Panetta repeated more misleading spin when he testified before Congress this week. War spending kills jobs and productivity in the economy, but Panetta recently claimed just the opposite. Even the largest cuts to the military budget on the table in deficit reduction talks would simply return us to spending at 2007 levels–which was the highest level ever at the time–but Panetta strangely claims this is “doomsday.”
We don’t need to spend six times China’s military budget on war to keep America safe, and the last thing our economy needs right now is more job-killing spending on war profiteers.
Please watch our video and share it with your friends as soon as you can. Don’t let Panetta and the war industry get away with misleading Congress again.
Derrick Crowe, Robert Greenwald
and the Brave New Foundation team
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