Thursday, October 6, 2011

Grow The Movement; Occupy The Streets; Shut Down Corporate Casinos And Take This Nation Back.

Grow The Movement; Occupy The Streets; Shut Down Corporate Casinos And Take This Nation Back.

'Occupy Wall Street' Uses The Street As A Stage
By Matthias Reiss, Special to CNN Occupy Wall Street protests are taken up in Los Angeles, as demonstrators march through downtown October 3. Editor's note: Matthias Reiss is a historian and lecturer for modern history at the University of Exeter in ...See all stories on this topic »

Herman Cain: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Are Un-American, Anti-Capitalist
Huffington Post
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain continued his criticism of the Occupy Wall Street movement on Wednesday, suggesting to reporters in Florida that the progressive protesters are un-American. The Associated Press reports: Republican ...See all stories on this topic »

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain continued his criticism of the Occupy Wall Street movement on Wednesday, suggesting to reporters in Florida that the progressive protesters are un-American.

The Associated Press reports:

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain says the Occupy Wall Street protesters are un-American and against capitalism.

Speaking to The Associated Press during a book signing event Wednesday in St. Petersburg, Fla., Cain said the protesters shouldn't rally against Wall Street bankers or brokers because "they're the ones who create the jobs."

Cain also used the anti-capitalist refrain earlier this week in describing the Occupy Wall Street movement. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Cain suggested that the protests were staged, and that the conditions demonstrators were speaking out against were consequences of their own actions, not of malpractice by Wall Street.

"I don't have facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration. Don't blame Wall Street, don't blame the big banks, if you don't have a job and you're not rich, blame yourself!" Cain said. "It is not a person's fault if they succeeded, it is a person's fault if they failed."

Cain isn't the only GOP presidential candidate with negative things to say about the Occupy Wall Street movement. Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and co-founder of Bain Capital who's now worth upwards of $250 million, called it "dangerous ... class warfare."
Follow the latest developments from the Occupy Wall Street protests on our live blog.

Another Confrontation With Occupy Wall Street Protesters
It seems like every other person at Occupy Wall Street events is a photographer. It's not very clear at times who is a journalist and who is a protester. One person at the scene described it as a "mistake." "Last night was supposed to be about the ...See all stories on this topic »

Obama: Occupy Wall Street protests show Americans' frustration
Los Angeles Times
By Michael A. Memoli President Obama said Thursday that the Occupy Wall Streetprotests show a "broad-based frustration" among Americans about how the US financial system works. Speaking at an East Room news conference, Obama said he has monitored the ...See all stories on this topic »-Los Angeles Times

Biden: Occupy Wall Street,Tea Party Have Frustration in Common
ABC News (blog)
Vice President Joe Biden today likened the Occupy Wall Street protests to expressions of grassroots frustration by members of the Tea Party. “Let's be honest with one another,” Biden told an audience on camera at the Washington Ideas Forum. ...See all stories on this topic »

Does Occupy Wall Street Make Mainstream American Media Irrelevant?
Huffington Post (blog)
For a few weeks now the amount of buzz about the Occupy Wall Street protests has been steadily increasing, spiking with the arrests last weekend and yesterday with the engagement of organized labor unions in the protests. This is despite being largely ...See all stories on this topic»

'Occupy Wall Street'
Washington Post (blog)
By Elizabeth Flock The Occupy Wall Street movement staged what is believed to have been its largest demonstration yet Wednesday, as protesters were joined by labor unions and students in their march from Manhattan's Zuccotti Park to Foley Square. ...See all stories on this topic »

Gossip Girl's Penn Badgley Joins Occupy Wall Street
by Jamie Peck | Leave a comment | Share a Tip Among the myriad of protestors atOccupy Wall Street yesterday, one stood out as being just a little more chiseled than the rest. That person was none other than Penn Badgley of Gossip Girl, out to use his...See all stories on this topic »-

Brooklyn Remains in Sights of Wall Street Protesters After Arrests for ...
The Brooklyn Ink
(Photo: Shane Hunt / The Brooklyn Ink) Thousands of anti-corporation protesters converged in Manhattan's financial district yesterday in a march organized by theOccupy Wall Street movement and backed by several major unions. ...See all stories on this topic »-The Brooklyn Ink

Occupy Wall Street” should be occupying university business offices instead
Wizbang (blog)
Last night Instapundit linked to this CNN Money story by Dan Primack who asks, “When will “The 99%” turn its attention away from Wall Street and toward the university?” Take a look at We Are the 99 Percent – a website on which protest sympathizers ...See all stories on this topic »

Lansing residents heading to Occupy Wall Street protest
CNN reported Wednesday that several New York labor unions had endorsed the Occupy Wall Street movement. The Occupy Wall Street protests began about two weeks ago. A crowd of thousands has set up camp in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, near the Financial ...See all stories on this topic »

Wall Street protest grows as unions swell ranks
Laredo Sun
An Occupy Wall Street protester holds a sign during a demonstration in New York City, October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar The Occupy Wall Street march, estimated at about 5000 people, was mostly orderly and the largest so far, while smaller protests ...See all stories on this topic »-Laredo Sun

It's Easier to Occupy Wall Street Than it is to Change It
By Martin Zehr (about the author) Writing about Occupy Wall Street is unquestionably an exercise in futility. Those of us in the baby boomer generation have the impulse to wrap our arms around them and sigh in recognition of the sense of exasperation, ...See all stories on this topic »

Got Class Warfare? Occupy Wall Street Now!
Protesters from the Occupy Wall Street movement, the United Federation of Teachers and members of other unions at Foley Square in New York, on October 5, 2011. (Photo: Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times) We're young; we're poor; we're not going to take ...See all stories on this topic »-truthout

'Occupy' Movement Threat Extends Beyond Wall St. to Target Big Business ...
Sacramento Bee
Because of the evolving risks of this situation and the need to understand potential threats of theOccupy movement, ListenLogic has setup a publicly-available Occupy Threat Center that will provide current threat level assessments, ...See all stories on this topic »

Spirit of Wisconsin Seen in Occupy Wall Street Protests
But the energy from that movement still exists, and can be seen in the Occupy Wall Streetprotests. “I think the protests were talking about the same things,” said Mary Bell of the Wisconsin Education Association Council, the state affiliate of the NEA ...See all stories on this topic »

Occupy Kabul? Afghans March Against U.S. in Captial
International Business Times
In a scene now not unfamiliar to Wall Street bankers in New York, residents of Kabul watched hundreds of Afghans march against the United States government on Thursday. Protestors in the capital demanded the immediate withdrawal of all American and ...See all stories on this topic »

Sheriff, Wall Street protesters meet over occupying government center
The Republic
AP MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota activists who plan to join thousands of people around the country demonstrating against Wall Street say they have permission to occupy the Hennepin County Government Center plaza. The protesters met with Hennepin County ...See all stories on this topic »

Democratic lawmakers embrace Occupy Wall Street protests as they ...

By Russell Berman and Alicia M. Cohn
Democratic lawmakers have begun to embrace the Occupy Wall Street protests as they spread to Washington on Thursday, with some likening the movement to a Tea Party of the left. Democratic lawmakers have begun to embrace the Occupy ...Top News

Occupy Wall Street: Video Allegedly Shows NYPD Officer Striking ...
By The Huffington Post News Team
Just before 8 p.m. Wednesday, reportedly at the corner of Broadway and Wall Street, a New York Police Department officer appeared to turn on a throng of activists with the Occupy Wall Streetmovement, hitting them with a baton.Video on Huffington Post

Dems endorse Occupy Wall Street in droves | The Raw Story
By Stephen C. Webster
As labor unions flocked to their side Wednesday for a massive demonstration in New York City,Occupy Wall Street picked up some fresh political capital with prominent Democrats, and they're not ashamed to say it. Speaking to The National ...The Raw Story

Police Arrest Dozens Of Occupy Wall Street Protesters In Late-Night ...
By wcbsmark
"Occupy Wall Street" protesters are occupying more jail cells Thursday. New video surfaced Thursday showing police clashing with protesters in a night of explosive emotions.’CBS New York

Roemer Supports Occupy Wall Street | The Weekly Standard
By Daniel Halper
Read conservative news, blogs and opinion about Buddy Roemer and Occupy Wall Street from The Weekly Standard, the must read magazine available in online edition.The Weekly Standard Blog

Daily Kos: Occupy Wall Street roundup: Day 19
By (Hunter)
The AFL-CIO, Teamsters, and UAW have all announced support for Occupy Wall Street. Politicians voicing support for the protests now include Raul Grijalva, Keith Ellison, John Larson, Louise Slaughter, Dennis Kucinich, Barbara Lee, Ron ...Daily Kos

Environmental Economics: Occupy Wall Street. Then what?
By Tim Haab
I'm trying to understand the Occupy Wall Street movement. Best I can tell, the issue is a deep, long, unevenly distributed recession that has resulted in an even more (perceived?) unequal distribution of wealth. I'm having trouble seeing the ...Environmental Economics

Occupy Wall Street « Blog
By Charles Burris
If the Occupy Wall Street protesters were serious, they would be storming the Harold Pratt House, 58 E. 68th Street at Park Avenue, New York, NY (Headquarters of the Council on Foreign Relations) and the New York Fed, 33 Liberty Street, Blog

Stunner. Occupy Wall Street Stands in Solidarity With Greek Thugs ...
By Jim Hoft
The Occupy Wall Street hoodlums just aligned themselves with the Greek rioters. ... You know this Wall Street protest will turn ugly. ... All the street level shops on Wall Street should CLOSE and board up thier windows with steel sheeting. ...The Gateway Pundit

Occupy Wall Street & What Liberals Now Aim to Do with the ...
By Kevin Gosztola
Somewhere between 15000 and 25000 people were out in the streets of New York City on October 5 for a march on Wall Street. Firedoglake

Occupy Wall Street Grows | The Democratic Daily
By Pamela Leavey
I've been watching the Occupy Wall Street movement grow with awe, as so many have. Last night my 67 year old cousin called and said let's go to New York! O...The Democratic Daily

Balloon Juice » Occupy Wall Street: “Pay It Forward”
By Anne Laurie
Over the past couple of days, they've taken to having their lunch in Zuccotti Park, in the middle of theOccupy Wall Street protesters who have set up camp here. The event has grown sufficiently that it's now attracted almost as many food trucks ...Balloon Juice
What's Next for the American Dream Movement?
Joan Blades, co-founder of and, pointed to MomsRising's successes to show that may of the issues near and dear to progressives also appeal to independent voters, again incorporating the theme of reaching across issue-based and ..See all stories on this topic »

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Occupy Wall Street Lands On Private Property
By Laura Batchelor @CNNMoney October 6, 2011: 2:32 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Many of the Occupy Wall Street protesters might not realize it, but they got really lucky when they elected to gather at Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan. ...See all stories on this topic »

Can Occupy Wall Street Spark Entrepreneurship?
Fox Business
By Kate Rogers The Occupy Wall Street protests that began in New York City in mid-September have spread their message nationwide, speaking out in cities across the country against big banks and corporations. The "99 %" are calling for health care, ...See all stories on this topic »

Occupy Wall Street Vs. Erin Burnett: A Primer In Media Failure
Huffington Post
Yesterday, Salon's Glenn Greenwald did a fairly masterful job filleting the myopic and condescending way CNN's new hire Erin Burnett chose to cover the ongoing Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. Greenwald is hardly alone in his criticism. ...See all stories on this topic »

'Occupy Wall Street' movement hits Tampa streets
Frustrated people have been waiting for something like the Occupy Wall Street movement now sweeping the country, she said. “When the banks and financial institutions crashed instead of free market economics they were bailed out,” Oliver said. ...See all stories on this topic »

Occupy Wall Street spreads to Philadelphia, 250 at City Hall
Occupy Wall Street-style protesters swarmed Philadelphia City Hall Thursday with messages of anger and hope. An estimated 250 people amassed on the 15th Street side, holding banners, picket signs and props. Teresa Shoatz of West Philadelphia held a ..See all stories on this topic »

Occupy Wall Street coming to Minneapolis
Similar demonstrations have sprung up across the country since the Occupy Wall Streetdemonstrations began a few weeks ago. One in Dayton, Ohio, had 50 protesters. The demonstrators will meet at 9 am and rally on the plaza at 5 pm, according to MPR. See all stories on this topic »

Occupy Wall Street March and Rally a Sublime Moment
Death and Taxes
By DJ Pangburn Thursday, October 06, 2011 Many have been curious about Occupy Wall Street; whether it has a vision or it is a disorganized rabble. Well, one certainly wouldn't have been confused yesterday at the October 5th march and rally that found ...See all stories on this topic »

Police Arrest 'Occupy Wall Street' Protestors in Santa Barbara
SANTA BARBARA - The grassroots national protest movement against corporate greed and social injustice that began on Wall Street has come to the Central Coast. Protestors in downtown Santa Barbara spent overnight and most of the day in county jail after ...See all stories on this topic »

Wall Street March Comes to Washington as Obama Cites Frustration
By Holly Rosenkrantz Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) -- The Occupy Wall Street protests came to Washington today, as marchers gathered near the White House and President Barack Obama said the demonstrations are “giving voice” to frustrations with the financial ...See all stories on this topic »

'Occupy Wall Street' Union March Attracts 10000
Christian Post
By Katherine Weber | Christian Post Contributor The “Occupy Wall Street” Union March, represented by over thirty unions, had thousands come out Wednesday afternoon – marching in protest against the “one percent.” An estimated 10000 protestors and union ...See all stories on this topic »

The Big Banks Lose Control of the Optics
Huffington Post
The mainstream press has been predictably abysmal in its coverage of the Occupy Wall Streetprotests. Andrew Ross Sorkin, one of the "money honeys" over at the New York Times, looks at the demonstrators as anthropological curiosities, as if they're ...See all stories on this topic »

Occupy Wall Street's Outrage at Greed Can Expand to Corporate Stock Manipulation
Huffington Post (blog)
Occupy Wall Street is keeping our focus on the insatiable greed and undemocratic influence of those who run our major financial institutions. But the quest for personal wealth and political power by the top executives of US business corporations goes ...See all stories on this topic »

Obama addresses Occupy Wall Street, financial reform
Business Review USA
Protestors connected with Occupy Wall Street are giving a voice to the frustration about corporate greed and the corrupt financial system. Demonstrations are starting to move from New York City to other metropolitan areas, including San Francisco, ...See all stories on this topic

5 Reasons Why Public School Teachers are Occupying Wall Street
Huffington Post
As I watch the Occupy Wall Street protest grow from a few isolated voices into a national movement, from a media side-story into politicians' central talking points, the number of public school teachers that are occupying Wall Street have increased ...See all stories on this topic

Generations Intersect at Wall Street Protest
Huffington Post (blog)
For the briefest of moments, Michael Moore, filmmaker and champion of the underdog over big corporations, on Tuesday went unrecognized in Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan, where Occupy Wall Street protesters are calling attention to many of the same ...See all stories on this topic »

Dems attempt to harness anger at Wall Street
CNN (blog)
(CNN) – Democrats decided to strike while the iron is hot Thursday and released a new web video that blasts Republican presidential candidates for railing against Wall Street reform. On the same day the "Occupy Wall Street" protests are expected to ...See all stories on this topic »

Did Woody Allen Write The Script For The Occupy Wall Street Demonstrations?
Business Insider
So we were channel surfing last night and watching the big Occupy Wall Street demo on TV while we flipped back and forth between the news and the Classic Movie channel. Once again, we were faced with the eternal question: "Does art imitate life or does ...
See all stories on this topic »-Business Insider

Wall St protests spread, unlikely sympathy from Fed
Reuters India
An Occupy Wall Street demonstrator sits with his dog as authorities begin to remove all camping materials outside the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco, California October 6, 2011. By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - Protests that began in New ...See all stories on this topic »

'Occupy' protests pick up steam, spread to hundreds of cities
(Source: CNN) (RNN) - As the Occupy Wall Street movement enters into its third week, it is arguably more powerful than ever before, as support groups spring up across the nation and in many international cities. "To me, it's the collective frustration ...See all stories on this topic »

Occupy Wall Street Comes To Our Streets
The Occupy Wall Street movement is making its way to Music City. College student Elli Whiteway is determined to help stomp out corporate greed and big business by localizing the protest. At sunset Wednesday, Whiteway was handing out fliers and hoping ...See all stories on this topic »

Thousands Protest Wall Street Corruption
He's been with the protests, now called “Occupy Wall Street”, since the third day. Like many in the country, he's been struggling finding a job. "One of the days I was down there, it was raining and there was about 50 people in the square and I think ...See all stories on this topic »

Occupy Portland: Mayor Sam Adams issues statement as protest begins
By The Oregonian Demonstrators, many unified by feelings of social and economic injustice, are gathering in Portland on Thursday as part of the Occupy Wall Streetmovement. Loosely organized, Portland demonstrators say they plan to meet at Tom McCall ...See all stories on this topic »

Occupy Wall Street
 merited a slow media reaction

Washington Post (blog)
By Erik Wemple Hystericist Keith Olbermann was a pioneer in the media coverage of the media coverage of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protests. Just days into that ongoing event, Olbermann was attacking the New York Times, attacking the New York ...See all stories on this topic »

I'm a Tea Party Activist and 'Occupy Wall Street' Is No Tea Party
Fox News
By Deneen Borelli In a recent Washington Post article, Occupy Wall Street protestors were called a diverse group with “no single leader and no organized agenda. Organizers are “drawing inspiration from the Arab Spring” and “hope the New York protests ...See all stories on this topic »

'Occupy Wall Street' and '99 Percent' movements gain steam, supporters as ...
Washington Post
From humble beginnings, the “Occupy Wall Street” movement and affiliated “99 Percent” group have sparked a protest movement that has spread to many major cities in the US and has gained support from labor unions and celebrities, among others. ...See all stories on this topic »

Wall St protests spread, Fed official sympathizes
The Occupy Wall Street movement was sparking rallies in Austin, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Washington; Trenton and Jersey City, New Jersey; Houston, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. The protesters gained some support from Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher, ...See all stories on this topic »

Bloomberg On Occupying Wall Street -- Safely
New York Daily News (blog)
BY Celeste Katz As accusations fly in both directions of unruly and even dangerous behavior by theOccupy Wall Street protesters and the police, here are some excerpts of what Mayor Bloomberg had to say about the situation to reporters earlier today. ...See all stories on this topic »

Occupy Wall Street protesters target Trenton, Jersey City
By Andrew Kitchenman The Occupy Wall Street protest spread to Trenton and Jersey City on Thursday, with protesters alleging the government is not representing them. Heath Weaver, owner of Media in Motion, a Toms River-based wedding video business, ...See all stories on this topic »

'Occupy Wall Street' SF Protestors Confronted by Police
Christian Post
By Wesley Ernst | Christian Post Correspondent Almost 800 people marched through downtown San Francisco on Wednesday as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement that has sprung up across the country since mid September, voicing their concern over the ...See all stories on this topic »

'Occupy Wall Street' Protests Like Tea Party, Says VP Joe Biden
Christian Post
By Ivana Kvesic | Christian Post Reporter Vice President Joe Biden has addressed the “Occupy Wall Street” Protests Thursday, while speaking at the Washington Ideas Forum. At the forum, Biden was asked if he and President Barack Obama stood in ...See all stories on this topic »

'Occupy Wall Street' won't bring solutions
Deseret News
A large crowd outside listened to a speaker characterize the volunteers as "hired assistants of the interests." Seth Wenig, AP Commuters walk through Zuccotti Park in the financial district where Occupy Wall Street protestors are encamped.See all stories on this topic »-Deseret News

State workers mobilize to occupy Wall St.
Michigan Messenger
By Eartha Jane Melzer | 10.06.11 State workers in Michigan are organizing a convoy to New York to join in the Occupy Wall Street protests. By Todd A. Heywood | 10.05.11 Nearly 1000 Michigan State University students, administrators and community ...See all stories on this topic »

Wall Street Protests Expand to DC to 'Take Back Our Country'
ABC News (blog)
While the event was originally planned four months ago as an anti-war protest to mark the 10 th anniversary of America's invasion of Afghanistan, it morphed into a broad, catch-all protest inspired in part by the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York ...See all stories on this topic »

Cuomo on Occupy Wall Street protestors: Mixed emotions
North Country Public Radio
(10/06/11) Talking to reporters Thursday, Governor Andrew Cuomo expressed admiration and concern about the "occupy wall street" protests. He said he understands the "frustration" of the demonstrators--but admits the state depends on revenues from the ...See all stories on this topic »-North Country Public Radio

GOP Rep. Broun: 'Occupy Wall Street' is 'Attack upon Freedom'
ABC News (blog)
As Democrats move to embrace the emerging “Occupy Wall Street” rallies popping up around the country, Republicans are starting to push back. On ABC's “Top Line” today, Rep. Paul Broun, a tea party Republican from Georgia, said the protests amount to an ...See all stories on this topic

Occupy Wall Street rally draws small crowd to Trenton
By Phil Gregory The Occupy Wall Street protest spread to New Jersey's capital Thursday. It was a small demonstration compared with the others rallies that have been sweeping the country. About three dozen protesters showed up across the street from the ...See all stories on this topic »

Occupy Wall Street movement spreads to Columbia
Columbia Missourian
People have been demonstrating outside of the Boone Building for about 10 days under the banner of Occupy COMO. The group, which is also tweeting its activity, is part of a movement to support Occupy Wall Street in New York City. ...See all stories on this topic »-Columbia Missourian

Ben & Jerry's Board of Directors Statement in Support of Occupy Wall Street
MarketWatch (press release)
... are working to source fairly traded ingredients for all our products. But we realize that Occupy Wall Street is calling for systemic change. We support this call to action and are honored to join you in this call to take back our nation and democracy.See all stories on this topic »

Talib Kweli Headed To Occupy Wall Street Tonight At 8 PM
Kweli published a very pro-Occupy Wall Street essay by Kevin Powell on his website today as well. Yesterday, Kweli appeared on The Colbert Report to perform a few songs from his fantastic late '90s one-off underground hip hop project, Mos Def And Talib ...See all stories on this topic »-

Wall Street-style protests target downtown Los Angeles bank
Los Angeles Times
Occupy LA has stepped up its protests by picketing the residence of a banking executive and staging a rally Thursday in front of a downtown Chase bank branch. About 100 protesters picketed outside the bank at 330 S. Grand Avenue beginning around 11 am ...See all stories on this topic »

'Occupy Wall Street' movement comes to Alaska
Alaska Dispatch
Count Anchorage as the newest chapter of Occupy Wall Street, a protest movement that began last month in New York City and has grown across the country. A Wednesday demonstration in the town square of Alaska's largest city drew more than 100 protesters ...See all stories on this topic »-
Alaska Dispatch

Congressman Raul Grijalva says he supports "Occupy Wall Street"
AP Entertainment News Video By Juliana Vasquez - email TUCSON, AZ (KOLD)- Congressman Raul Grijalva, is sending his support to the "Occupy Wall street" protestors in New York City. "Occupy Wall Street" protests began two weeks with a small group of ...See all stories on this topic »

Occupy Wall Street: Spitting in the Wind
Dakota Voice
By Bob Ellis on October 6th, 2011 It was nearly noon on Wednesday morning, and many of the demonstrators who had gathered to “Occupy Wall Street” – that is, sleep, eat, hang out and, sometimes, protest against greed and economic inequality in Zuccotti ..See all stories on this topic »

Occupy Wall Street Posters Get Artist Revamp, and Further Branding Strides for ...
Village Voice (blog)
He's designed a line of posters for Occupy Wall Street protesters, with half written by him and the other half written by @blulaces. He says, "I don't have the time to dedicate to actually being down there as much as many of the protesters, ...See all stories on this topic »

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