This video is on the protests near Wall Street and worldwide.
“It Should Be Like This Everywhere”: The Free Economy of Liberty Plaza Park. J.A. Myerson, Truthout: “Just as important to the process is the economy that has sprung up at Liberty Plaza Park, the one-block-long strip sandwiched between Wall Street proper and the World Trade Center, where no one pays for anything…. If the process is the demand, then esteem for a robust welfare state providing equal access to free social services is easy to extrapolate, park to nation…. If the process is the demand, the ownership class might do well to take note: the people camped out in Liberty Plaza Park won’t rest until they get it in line and it cuts right”: here.
Which Bank Is the Worst for America? Five Behemoths That Hold Our Political System Hostage. Sarah Jaffe and Joshua Holland, AlterNet: “AlterNet, in partnership with the Media Consortium, looked at the five banks that exert the most influence on our democracy. Based on their size, the amount of money they spend on campaign donations and lobbying, and the number of employees who’ve gone through the revolving door into public service, or vice versa, we determined which banks have had the worst impact on the country. We’ll rank each one based on our research, and come up with the worst of the worst – the big bank that’s done the most damage to America’s economy and society”: here.
Depth Needed in News Coverage of Wall Street. Jesse Laird, Truthout: “What is less certain, however, is whether American media will take upon themselves the more useful tasks of analyzing these underlying moral failures and of providing a fair hearing to the people most damaged by the economy. So far, media coverage tends to focus on dramatic encounters and confrontation without going deeper into the underlying causes or dynamics. America needs greater depth of insight by media into the present crisis”: here.
How to Make Banks Really Mad: Occupy Foreclosures. Mike Konczal, New Deal 2.0: “Could the next step after camping in Zuccotti Park be camping out in homes facing foreclosure? As people think a bit more critically about what it means to ‘occupy’ contested spaces that blur the public and the private and the boundaries between the 99% and the 1%, and as they also think through what Occupy Wall Street might do next, I would humbly suggest they check out the activism model of Project: No One Leaves”: here.
#OccupyMarines are Preparing to Occupy America Nationwide: here.
Anti-cuts activists outside St Paul’s Cathedral continued to seek sanctuary in vain today, with church officials adamant their doors would remain closed: here.
Occupy movement spreads to Pakistan: here.