Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Save a Bleeding Nation; Stop The Aggravation; Join The Occupation!

Blame it on Wall Street, Blame on it the Banks, and Blame it on The Congress, But Occupy The Streets!

Occupied Wall Street Journal: The Revolution Begins at Home

The New American
RIGHT WING SCUM, for instance, has received millions of dollars from the billionaire banker. And now, the group is urging its supporters to join the Occupy Wall Street movement as well. “Over the last two weeks, an amazing wave of protest against Wall ... (CLICK IT Please)See all stories on this topic »

MoveOnorg Democracy in Action
The 99% protesters are occupying Wall Street in an unrelenting, nonviolent campaign against the corporate takeover of our democracy. Check out and join the

Unions, MoveOn.Org Set to Join Occupy Wall - The Blaze
Occupy Wall Street is set to create a perfect storm of leftist protest groups today in lower Manhattan to form its biggest march yet. Unions, community organizers ...

OccupyWallStreet Grows MoveOn Transport Workers Union Working ...
Among those planning to join the clamor were members of the Chinatown Tenants Union and the Transit Workers Union the liberal group MoveOnorg and community ...

Greg Palast | Uber-Vultures: The Billionaires Who Would Pick Our President
Greg Palast, Truthout: "Hedge fund magnate Paul Singer likes to breakfast on decayed carcasses. What he chews down is sickening, but just as nausea-inducing are his new tablemates: billionaires Ken Langone and the Koch Brothers, Charles and David. Singer has called together the billionaire boys' club for the purpose of picking our next president for us. The old-fashioned way of choosing presidents - democracy and counting ballots and all that - has never been a favorite of this pack."Read the Article 

Jim Hightower | Something Big Is Happening: Occupy Together
Jim Hightower, Truthout: "To paraphrase one of Bob Dylan's songs of youthful protest, 'Something's happening here, and you don't know what it is, do you Ms. Bellafante?' A New York Times writer, Ginia Bellafante, is but one of many establishment reporters and pundits who've been covering the fledgling 'Occupy Wall Street' movement - but completely missing the story. Instead of really digging into what's 'happening here,' they've resorted to fuddy-duddy mockery of an important populist protest that has sprouted right in Wall Street's own neighborhood." Read the Article 

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Occupy Wall Street Movement Continues to Grow, and More 
In today's On the News segment: Members from several prominent labor unions are expected to take to the streets in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, International Monetary Fund report shows that low level of wealth inequality is greatest factor for prolonged economic growth in a nation, Bruce Bartlett drills a hole in the Republicans' "regulatory uncertainty" argument, and more. Watch the Video and Read the Transcript 

Welcome to the Revolution: Life @ Occupy Wall Street's Liberty Park
David DeGraw, AmpedStatus: "I've spent countless hours at Liberty Park talking with people of all political persuasions, from all walks of life, from all over this country, no, check that, from all over the world. The second you walk into the occupation, you can't help but get knocked around like a volleyball. At every turn, there is an amazingly in depth debate on deep political, philosophical, economic and cultural issues."Read the Article 

Van Jones on America's Uprising: It's Going to Be an Epic Battle
Adele M. Stan and Don Hazen, AlterNet: "As the grassroots sit-ins and marches that originated as Occupy Wall Street spread to other cities, Van Jones, lead evangelist for the American Dream movement, took the stage Monday at a Washington, DC hotel where organizers of the institutional element of the progressive movement converged at Take Back the American Dream." Read the Article 

The Laura Flanders Show Live From Occupy Wall Street Labor March (Video)
GRITtv, The Uptake, Free Speech TV and the Media Consortium: "Occupy Wall Street is in its third week, but even though the local media teams have been doing extraordinary work, the money media are still covering the protest as if it were a wildlife park. If the networks won't bring the protesters into the studio, we're going to bring a broadcast 'studio' to the protesters. Yup, it's another collaboration from GRITtv, The Uptake, Free Speech TV and the Media Consortium. TODAY, from 4-7 pm eastern, we will produce a three-hour special show featuring coverage of the Occupy Wall Street Labor March on satellite in all 50 states on Free Speech TV and online."
Watch the Video 

Occupy Wall Street: The scene on the ground
CBS News
NEW YORK - 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 Park in the Lower ...See all stories on this topic »

Occupy Wall Street Gets Hacker Support
The group said it is launching an attack as a way to protest against the greed on Wall Street, throwing their weight behind "Occupy Wall Street" protesters. "On Oct.10 the NYSE will be erased from the Internet", the message said. ...See all stories on this topic »

Occupy Wall Street Goes to College
NBC Los Angeles
If you're wondering why the Occupy Wall Street movement is drifting over to college campuses, take a minute to listen to Salina Mendoza. The 19-year-old Chapman University sophomore works hard outside of class for a marketing company, but she's still ...See all stories on this topic »

Occupied Wall Street Journal: The Newspaper Of Occupy Wall Street (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post
The Occupy Wall Street protesters have become somewhat famous for embracing retro methods of communication, such as the "people's mic" that substitutes for an actual microphone. Moreover, a movement dominated by young people and the Internet has also ...See all stories on this topic »

Occupy Wall St. Protests: Live Blog
ABC News (blog)
1:20 pm ET: The protest today in lower Manhattan is expected to be Occupy Wall Street's largest demonstration yet. Organizers are planning for at least 2000 people to participate and the movement is getting a significant boost from at least 15 major ...See all stories on this topic »

'Occupy Wall Street' Tries to Harness Anger on the Left
U.S. News & World Report
By Meg Handley Initially written off as a rag-tag bunch of angry co-eds camping out in New York City, the Occupy Wall Street movement has gained attention and traction nationwide since beginning demonstrations three weeks ago. Clashes with police have ...See all stories on this topic »

Capitol Report: Occupy Wall Street branching out to Madison
AP Protesters sit with arms linked on New York's Brooklyn Bridge before police began making arrests during the Oct. 1 march by Occupy Wall Street. The movement against corporate greed spreads to Madison Friday. Jessica is the State Capitol reporter for ...See all stories on this topic »

Occupy Wall Street rally in downtown Dayton
More than 50 people lined Main Street in downtown Dayton on Wednesday to rally against greed and corruption in Corporate America. The group, billed as “Occupy Dayton,” was spawned by the organizers of Occupy Wall Street, the protest movement that led ...See all stories on this topic »

Trying To Discern Occupy Wall Street's 'Demands'? Think 'Jubilee'
Huffington Post
Over at Salon, Alex Pareene writes about the struggle that the media is having discerning the "demands" of the Occupy Wall Street movement. As I noted earlier, I think it's pretty easy to discern the larger concerns of the 99% if you just start paying ...See all stories on this topic »

GEORGE CLOONEY: Occupy Wall St. "Seems Like A Good Idea"
Business Insider
Asked about Occupy Wall Street, Clooney added himself to the list of celebrity endorsers: "every time I turn on the TV and see it, it seems like a good idea." So would Clooney ever run for President? "No, I would run from," adding, "my job is much more...See all stories on this topic »-

Van Jones: 'Watch Out,' Occupy Wall Street, Leftist Groups to Eclipse Tea ...
By Matt Cover ( – Left-wing activist and former Obama administration official Van Jones said “watch out” because his Save the American Dream movement, along with the Occupy Wall Street protest movement, would eclipse the Tea Party in 2012. ...See all stories on this topic »

Occupy Portland: Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Portland, in peaceful solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, will begin with a march from Tom McCall Waterfront Park to Pioneer Courthouse Square. After the march and rally, the occupation will move to an as yet undisclosed location to set up camp ...See all stories on this topic

Poll: Occupy Wall Street Starts Off With Favorable Ratings

Slate Magazine (blog)
By David Weigel 'Occupy Wall Street' demonstrators stage a march past the New York Stock Exchange dressed as corporate zombies during a protest on Wall Street in New York, October 3, 2011. The protestors, speaking out against corporate greed and other ...See all stories on this topic »-

Occupy Wall Street: Joining Up!
Huffington Post (blog)
Ok, after a week of trying to keep my emotional distance, I can't do it any more. There's something happening here. In New York, and in Boston, and Chicago, and San Francisco and Los Angeles and Denver and Seattle and please tell me all the other ...See all stories on this topic »

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Have 30 Minutes To Leave Westlake Park
At 1:30 pm today, a pair of Parks Department Rangers will ask protesters from the Occupy Wall Street group—which settled in Westlake Park Satuday afternoon—to remove their tents and camping equipment, according to Parks spokeswoman Dewey Potter, ...See all stories on this topic »

ACORN Behind Occupy Wall Street Protest
The Moral Liberal
Best known as Occupy Wall Street, the rowdy protests have received quite a bit of mainstream media coverage around the world. Besides New York, disruptive marches have been held in other major US cities such as Los Angeles, Seattle, Miami and Boston ...See all stories on this topic »

"Occupy Wall Street" Comes to Berkeley
Berkeley Daily Planet
(If you're too young to remember him and/or don't come from Brooklyn, Everybody Wants to Get into the Act.) After a frustratingly slow start, the Occupy Wall Street action finally has legs. Over the weekend, it became front page news in the big ...See all stories on this topic »

Wall St. Protest Attracts Many New to This Sort of Thing
New York Times
The Occupy Wall Street gathering, now midway through its third week in a Lower Manhattan park, was hatched by a Canadian magazine, Adbusters, and is heavily populated by youthful out-of-towners. But it has also become a magnet for scores of New Yorkers ...See all stories on this topic »-

The Occupy Wall Street Megamarch That's Happening Today: What's Slated To Go Down
New York Observer
By Adrianne Jeffries 2:29pm Down at the increasingly-permanent looking camp of Occupy Wall Street protesters at Liberty Plaza, aka Zuccotti Park, there is a tendency to hype future events. The cops are going to do something tonight! ...See all stories on this topic »

Brown U. students join Occupy Providence protest
Boston Globe
Occupy Providence plans to begin a protest later this month. Similar protests are under way in many cities and campuses. They're modeled on the Occupy Wall Street protest which began last month to criticize corporate greed and social inequality. ...See all stories on this topic »

Pro "Occupy" Michael Moore: Wall Street and the Rich Hate Free Market
Opposing Views
Speaking at Vanderbilt University Tuesday night, Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore told the audience to “occupy everything” in order to restore democracy in America. Referencing the Occupy Wall Street movement, Moore said: “These Occupy protests ...See all stories on this topic »

ABC News (blog)
By BEN FORER Occupy Wall Street protesters march to join a union rally in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. The protests have gathered momentum and gained participants in recent days as news of mass arrests and a coordinated media campaign by the ..See all stories on this topic »-
ABC News (blog)

Occupy Wall Street: Los Angeles Branch
Huffington Post
There were lots of posters with a range of themes, the majority condemning Wall Street greed. I saw one supporting Ron Paul and another calling for a Communist Revolution. I liked one reading; "I will believe corporations are people, ...See all stories on this topic »

What's driving Occupy Wall Street, in one chart
Washington Post (blog)
Much of the fervor behind the Occupy Wall Street movement is wrapped up in a the idea of a divide, namely one between Wall Street (which has a lot of money) and everyone else (who doesn't.) That's the thrust of “We are the 99 percent” Tumblr, ...See all stories on this topic »

Geithner Dodges On Sympathy For Occupy Wall St, Expresses Shock At Wall Street...
Indeed Geithner's critics regard him as an obstacle to the sorts of tough regulations and reforms they believe Wall Street needs. Geithner didn't go to bat for the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has spread across the country over the last several ...See all stories on this topic »-

Occupy Wall Street Protests: Thousands Rally In New York
Neon Tommy
Protesters were out in full force in New York as thousands marched in support of theOccupy Wall Street movement on Wednesday afternoon. Aaron Katersky of ABC News reports on thee ABC News blog: "Here in Foley Sq the demonstrators are streaming in via .See all stories on this topic »-Neon Tommy

Wall Street: Welcome To The Occupation
New York Daily News (blog)
BY Celeste Katz Thousands of union workers joined protesters marching in downtown Manhattan today for Occupy Wall Street's largest rally yet against corporate greed. Members of the city's biggest labor unions put on their marching boots and picked up ...See all stories on this topic »

Occupy Wall Street: You've Got Mail
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Jessica Firger Casey O'Neill stood outside the UPS Store on Fulton Street, just four blocks from the protesters' encampment, and wondered at the contents of six boxes addressed to “Occupy Wall Street.” It was just a small fraction of the 400 parcels ...See all stories on this topic »

"Occupy Wall Street" gaining steam in some Montana communities
KRTV Great Falls News
The "Occupy Wall Street" protests, with thousands of people flooding the streets and parks of lower Manhattan, have triggered a reaction among some people in Montana. There are several Facebook campaigns underway trying to rally people in several ...See all stories on this topic »

White House Chief of Staff on 'Occupy Wall Street': 'I Don't Know if It's Helpful'
Fox News (blog)
AP After the speech, I asked Daley about Occupy Wall Street. Why not? I asked if it was helpful to the White House, in its current jobs bill campaign, to have economic angst protests in dozens of cities. "I don't know if it's helpful," he said. ...See all stories on this topic »-
Fox News (blog)

Rep. Betty Sutton to join Occupy Wall Street labor march in New York
Plain Dealer
Betty Sutton is travelling to New York today to participate in a labor rally that's part of the Occupy Wall Street protests that have been underway for the past few weeks. "She has heard a lot of the same concerns and frustrations from people in Ohio ...See all stories on this topic »-
Plain Dealer

Local students join the "Occupy Wall Street" protest
(See video, left) Students from NC State University, UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University have launched their own version of Occupy Wall Street protests on their respective campuses. Protesting everything from a weak economy to "US imperialism" to ...See all stories on this topic »

Occupy Wall Street movement grows in Grand Rapids
It's an organizational meeting for Occupy Grand Rapids, people sympathetic to the concerns expressed in recent weeks by people in New York, Occupy Wall Street. Hundreds of protesters have camped out near Wall Street recently, and police have made ...See all stories on this topic »

'Occupy Wall Street' Protest: NY Bus Drivers File Restraining Order Against NYPD
Christian Post
By Katherine Weber | Christian Post Contributor The Transport Workers Union Local 100 has joined “Occupy Wall Street” protestors in their fight to save middle class jobs and would be participating in the Union March scheduled for this afternoon in ...See all stories on this topic »

Boston students protest spiraling education costs
Boston Globe
By Mark Pratt AP / October 5, 2011 BOSTON—Dozens of Northeastern University students have joined a nationwide student walk-out to support the Occupy Wall Street movements against what they say is corporate control of government, and spiraling ...See all stories on this topic »

The Basics of Occupy LA and How the Media is Reacting
KCET (blog)
The protesters have been camped out on the City Hall lawn since Saturday, in solidarity with the 3-week strong Occupy Wall Street movement in New York. If America is a democracy, why does 1 percent of the population control 40 percent of the wealth, ...See all stories on this topic »

A Tree Grows in Wall Street
Huffington Post (blog)
The seed was planted on Wall Street, and the demonstrators in New York have been flexing their constitutional muscles for weeks now. In fact, while I was at Occupy LA, a friend showed me a tweet about the Brooklyn Bridge getting shut down by protesters ...
A Comment on Occupy Wall Street's First Statement
By Dave Lindorff (about the author) By Dave Lindorff While the first "official" statement by Occupy Wall Street released today is a powerful list of grievances against capitalism, it fails to even once mention the word "war. ...See all stories on this topic »-OpEdNews

Anti-Capitalist Protestors Face Dilemma: Should They Buy Stuff?
Fox News
RUSH: Well, there's a big dilemma down on Wall Street. The Occupy Wall Street crowd, I got hold of the minutes of their most recent meeting from their website, and they have realized that chilly temperatures have set in, which means that they are going ...See all stories on this topic »

Occupy Wall Street
 Has Company In Washington, D.C.

Los Angeles Times
First there was Occupy Wall Street. Beginning Thursday, there will also be Stop the Machine. The capital's version of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration has been held in Washington's McPherson Square since Oct. 1. Known as Occupy DC, the event has ...
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UPDATED: Occupy Wall Street Moves to Hartford [VIDEO]
By David Moran The populist-themed, and increasingly popular, Occupy Wall Street movement hit Connecticut's capital city on Wednesday, as dozens of protestors of all ages and races gathered near Bushnell Park to express their dissatisfaction with what ...See all stories on this topic »

Occupy Wall Street Gets Union Backing; Approval Rating Tops Congress
Occupy Wall Street is getting a shot in the arm, as some of America's largest unions have announced that they're now supporting the movement. The gain in momentum comes as off-shoots of the original Manhattan group plan marches and protests around the ...See all stories on this topic »

Q&A transcript, Thursday
Washington Post (blog)
By Elizabeth Flock These are not the few bedraggled Occupy Wall Street protesters we knew in September. Representatives from some of the most powerful labor unions in the country have arrived to march alongside the protesters, and students from New ...See all stories on this topic »

'Occupy Seattle' protesters removed from Westlake Park
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Eric Bacon cleans out his tent during the Occupy Seattle protest at Westlake Park on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 in Seattle. The protest mirrored the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York. Protesters were expecting an eviction notice from the City of ...See all stories on this topic »

Occupy Wall Street effort coalesces in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake Tribune
By cathy mckitrick As the Occupy Wall Street protest movement and its offshoots gain strength nationwide, the Salt Lake City version is gearing up for a rally and downtown march Thursday before it sets up a base camp in Pioneer Park. ...See all stories on this topic »

Wall Street protest grows as unions swell ranks
College students walked out of classes in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has grown in less than three weeks from a ragged group in downtown Manhattan to protesters of all ages demonstrating from Seattle to Tampa. ...See all stories on this topic »

Capitol Hill Democrats Show Solidarity With 'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters
NPR (blog)
by Frank James Tevor Roulstin of Durango, Colo., hold a sign at the Occupy Wall Street Protest at New York City's Zucotti Park as police confer, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. Tevor Roulstin of Durango, Colo., hold a sign at the Occupy Wall Street Protest at ...See all stories on this topic »

HUFFPOST HILL - Tricorne Hat-less Grassroots Movement Growing On Wall Street
Huffington Post
If the Occupy Wall Street folks really want to make an impact, they should occupy the nail salon where Steve King and his colleagues get their mani-pedis. We look forward to Herman Cain flawlessly pivoting from questions about his conflation of ...See all stories on this topic »

Suit Filed by Occupy Wall Street Protesters Arrested on Brooklyn Bridge (blog)
By Julian Kimble | Oct 5, 2011 | 12:33 pm | Permalink In the wake of Saturday's mass arrest, DC's Partnership for Civil Justice Fund has filed a federal class action lawsuit against New York City, Mayor Bloomberg, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and a rack ...See all stories on this topic »

Local protesters join 'Occupy Wall Street' in Manhattan
I pay my taxes. I pay my bills. I have integrity. I work hard to work well with others. I work hard at that and i think that my government should do the same thing.” University at Albany students noted theoccupy Wall Street march today on campus, ...See all stories on this topic »

Brent Batten: "Occupation" writer beats columnist to the punch line
Naples Daily News
By BRENT BATTEN Kindred spirits to the Occupy Wall Street crowd are planning events in Tampa and even Fort Myers to spread their message of dissatisfaction with the capitalist system that has brought us the iPhone and an Internet capable of connecting ...See all stories on this topic »

Big Labor Gets Behind the Occupy Wall Street Campers
Pajamas Media
Unions gave a high-profile boost to the long-running protest against Wall Street and economic inequality Wednesday, with their members joining thousands of protesters in a lower Manhattan march. Across the country, students at several colleges walked ...See all stories on this topic »

'Occupy Wall Street' Has Their List of Demands -- Let's Hear Your Demands
Fox News
Among the 13 demands on the list are..."free college education", "open borders migration. anyone can travel anywhere to work and live" and "Outlaw all credit reporting agencies." Now we want to hear from YOU. Give us your proposed list of demands. ...See all stories on this topic »

BlackRock Chief Fink Defends 'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters
By Laura Marcinek and Matt Walcoff - Wed Oct 05 23:03:00 GMT 2011 BlackRock Inc. (BLK) Chief Executive Officer Laurence D. Fink said he understands the concerns of people demonstrating against financial firms in New York and other US cities. ...See all stories on this topic »

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