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.
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.