Occupy Wall Street continues

Occupy Oakland demonstrators

USA: A one-day protest in Oakland, California on Wednesday that involved more than ten thousand people was followed by police action in the early morning hours of Thursday, including the use of tear gas and rubber bullets, followed by dozens of arrests: here.

Journalists, Including AlterNet Contributor, Jailed and Held in Oakland After Protests: here.

New York City: Dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters going to trial for arrests: here.

The release of [the film] Margin Call—which fictionally (and rather scathingly) chronicles 24 hours in the life of a major Wall Street firm during the September 2008 financial crisis—in the midst of the Occupy Wall Street protests is a further indication of a change in global popular mood: here.

A new Brookings Institution report reveals that the population in extreme-poverty neighborhoods rose by one third in the US from 2000 to 2005-2009: here.

Number of poor reaches record high: here.

3 thoughts on “Occupy Wall Street continues

  1. Protesters hold Occupy Wall Street-style event in Mumbai

    By Rajendra Jadhav

    MUMBAI | Fri Nov 4, 2011 6:01pm IST

    (Reuters) – At least 40 protesters at the first “Occupy Wall Street”-style demonstration in Mumbai were arrested on Friday, police said.

    Roughly 100 protesters raised placards and shouted slogans outside the Bombay Stock Exchange in an event organised by a union of bank employees opposed to privatisation of state-owned banks and plans to grant new bank licenses.

    Demonstrators also spoke out against corruption, inefficient government and inequality. The number of protesters was roughly matched by members of the media.

    “Such a protest is required to shake up the complacency of the government, which gauges economic progress with the stock market,” said protester Tushar Gandhi, the great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.

    “It should be hunger and starvation which should be looked at,” he said.

    The Occupy Wall Street movement began in September in the United States and has spread around the globe. The protests against the current state of capitalism have not so far caught on in fast growing India. Instead a mass movement fighting corruption caught the hearts and minds of millions.

    Police said the 40 arrests were for unlawful gathering.

    “There is an urgent need for transparency in economic decision-making to avoid scams. We are not saying ‘Occupy Dalal Street’. Occupy every establishment which has marginalised the common man,” said Sanjeev Khandekar, a 52-year-old painter, who heard about the protest on Facebook.

    (Writing by Swati Pandey; Editing by Tony Munroe and Frank Jack Daniel)


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