This video from the USA is called Occupy Wall Street Protests.
USA: Is a Flat Tax Fair? Dave Johnson, Campaign for America’s Future: “Conservatives are always pushing for a ‘flat tax.’ So simple, but it turns out it is a simple trick, a scam to enrich the 1%, like so much else that conservatives are selling. Don’t fall for it – it means taxes will go up for the 99% of us who aren’t really, really rich”: here.
How the Austerity Class Rules Washington. Ari Berman, The Nation: “In September the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB), a bipartisan deficit-hawk group, held a high-profile symposium urging the Congressional ‘supercommittee’ to ‘go big’ and approve a $4 trillion deficit reduction plan over the next decade”: here.
Figures from the Social Security Administration and Bureau of the Census found that the median income in the United States was barely above the official poverty line: here.
Robert Scheer, Truthdig: “Funny, he doesn’t look like Marie Antoinette. But when former New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller asks his readers if they are “bored by the soggy sleep-ins and warmed-over anarchism of Occupy Wall Street,” it displays the arrogance of disoriented royal privilege…. Perhaps his contempt for anti-corporate protesters was honed by the example of his father, once the chairman of Chevron. In any case, it is revealing, given the cheerleading support that the Times gave to the radical deregulation of Wall Street that occurred when Keller was the managing editor of the newspaper”: here.
US Military Paid $1.1 Trillion to Contractors That Defrauded the Government. Mike Ludwig, Truthout: “The Pentagon has paid $1.1 trillion to hundreds of defense contractors and their parent companies that have defrauded the government over the past ten years, according to a Department of Defense report released Thursday…. The Department of Defense reported that it has sanctions in place and several contractual and administrative “remedies” are available to deal with contract fraud, but the report admits that ‘it is unclear, however, that these remedies are sufficient'”: here.
Time to Move from Occupy Wall Street to Prosecute Wall Street: here.
Taxpayer Funds Supporting Massive, Corporate-Controlled Surveillance Regime in Lower Manhattan: here.
Occupy Washington DC protesters speak out: here.
Last Saturday I was one of the 200 occupiers who were arrested standing up for free speech and assembly and against corporate greed, when Occupy Chicago attempted to establish an encampment at the edge of the city’s Grant Park: here.
Inspired by Occupy Wall Street and the international movement against social inequality, an Occupy Bristol camp in the UK was set up on Saturday, October 15. The occupation is based on College Green, directly outside The Council House, the seat of local government in Bristol: here.
Anti-capitalist protesters were expecting thousands to turn up on Saturday to celebrate the one-week anniversary of the London Stock Exchange occupation by St Paul’s cathedral: here.