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More people show!

 Over 1,000 people have arrived in NYC. Several groups and such are on their way there as well.

"Organized Labor is joining the movement. The President of the Professional Staff Congress, a union of 20,000 employees from the City University of New York just arrived and pledged solidarity to the movement."

As well as the Troy Protestors came to wallstreet to join the movement as well.

There were 6 more Arrest today. Posted by Anonymous Worldwide at 7:24 PM

http://anonymous-worldwide.blogspot.com/2011/09/more-people-show.html

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A Message From Occupied Wall Street (Day Six)

Posted 2011-09-23 07:30:16 UTC by OccupyWallSt

This is the sixth communiqué from the 99 percent. We are occupying Wall Street.

On September 22nd, 2011, sixteen cities from around the country and the world stood in solidarity with us, protesting the disparity of power and wealth that exists in our society. In Liberty Square, no such disparity exists. Everyone's needs are taken care for, food, medicine, water. The only need, the only right, that we cannot take care of is shelter, though this is not our choice. Mayor Bloomberg said that he would give us a space to protest but at every moment he attempts to erode us. He uses absurd police tactics – arresting protesters for using chalk on sidewalks, for wearing masks on the back of their heads in violation of a law that is a century and a half old, for... what, exactly? He uses the tactics of media suppression only available to a billionaire with a media empire. It has not worked. It will not work. We are growing. Each day more cities join us. Each day our movement grows. We demand real change. We will see it.

As organized by our labor working group and outreach working group, we stood in solidarity with Teamsters local 814 and picketed Sotheby's. We are joined and will act in solidarity with the Professional Staff Congress, a union of 20,000 employees from the City University of New York.

As always, our General assembly and work groups kept busy maintaining and securing our space and our freedoms.

Tonight we were joined by a protest against the for-profit legal lynching of Troy Davis. We are all Troy Davis. If Troy Davis had been a member of the 1% he would still be alive. Together we numbered nearly a thousand strong and marched on Wall Street. The police arrested six of us and attempted to incite violence by splitting the march and boxing in protesters, in spite of this, we remained true to our principles of nonviolence. After the police arrested our members we marched on their First Precinct as phone calls from supporters flooded in, urging the police to release the jailed peaceful protesters.

We are unions, students, teachers, veterans, first responders, families, the unemployed and underemployed. We are all races, sexes and creeds. We are the majority. We are the 99 percent. And we will no longer be silent.

As members of the 99 percent, we occupy Wall Street as a symbolic gesture of our discontent with the current economic and political climate and as an example of a better world to come. Therefore we invite the public, our fellow 99 percent, to join us in a march on SATURDAY AT NOON, starting from LIBERTY SQUARE (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY.

This is a call for individuals, families and community and advocacy groups to march in solidarity.

We stand in solidarity with Madrid, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Madison, Toronto, London, Athens, Sydney, Stuttgart, Tokyo, Milan, Amsterdam, Algiers, Tel Aviv, Portland and Chicago. Soon we will stand with Phoenix, Montreal, Cleveland, Atlanta, Kansas City, Dallas, Seattle and Orlando. We're still here. We are growing. We intend to stay until we see movements toward real change in our country and the world.

We speak as one. All of our decisions, from our choice to march on Wall Street to our decision to continue occupying Liberty Square in spite of police brutality, were decided through a consensus based process by the group, for the group.

https://occupywallst.org/article/a-message-from-occupied-wall-street-day...

 

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Lawyers back Occupy Wall Street Protesters!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIJAZ90Dk8o

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Michael Moore calls for support of Occupy Wall Street protest, decries execution of Troy Davis

September 22, 2011 at 11:40 pm

http://current.com/shows/countdown/videos/michael-moore-support-of-occup...

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...occupy wall street sketches

http://imgur.com/a/BobTs

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Occupy Chicago: We are out there! (x-post from r/Chicago (self.occupywallstreet)

submitted 5 hours ago by hemlocky_ergot

About 30 of us are out in the streets of the loop, half of us are walking around with signs and chanting, the other half are in front of the Federal Reserve Building on LaSalle and Jackson. Look for us. Watch for us. See us.

We are having no problems with police! Yay! :)

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At Sotheby's, Finally, the 99 Percent Were the Highest Bidder

Posted 2011-09-23 08:11:39 UTC by OccupyWallSt

At 10 a.m. yesterday morning, activists involved in #OCCUPYWALLSTREET paid a visit to a Sotheby's art auction. Last year Sotheby's made record profits, enough so that their CEO Bill Rupprecht awarded himself a 125 percent raise. At the same time the company decided to use union-busting tactics, demanding over 100 concessions to the IBT 814 Art Handlers Union Contract. With their unionized workforce currently on lockout, Sotheby's continues to operate using scabs and a non-union subcontractor and wants all new hires to have no collective bargaining rights, no health benefits and no job security....

https://occupywallst.org/article/At-Sothebys-Finally-the-99-Percent/

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Food fund will be used as a general fund

Published 2011-09-24 12:03:08 UTC by OccupyWallSt

Occupy Wall Street is elated to announce that, through the efforts of our brothers and sisters in the upcoming October 6th occupation of DC (october2011.org), we have today acquired fiscal sponsorship through the Alliance for Global Justice, a registered 501C3 non-profit (afgj.org).

Over the past month and a half, occupywallst.org has been assisting with the collection of monetary donations for food purchases, spearheaded by the Food Committee. These funds have been collected through wepay.com and to this point have remained inaccessible due to bureaucratic difficulties. Through the generosity of The Alliance for Global Justice and October 2011 we have expedited the process for accessing the funds that we desperately need....

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Tea Party Crashes ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protest, Finally Brings Press To Event
September 23, 2011
quote: Up until now, there has been virtually no press coverage for the event. Just a smattering on some news outlets, with a little more coverage on liberal news outlets such as MSNBC and Current. However in recent days, a group of five Tea Party members have set up a lawn chairs directly across the street from the Wall Street protesters, so that they can protest “this liberal agenda of shutting down capitalism.” Since arriving on the scene, news trucks from around the world have focused their attention on this protest of the protest by these few Tea Party Patriots.

http://www.freewoodpost.com/2011/09/23/tea-party-crashes-occupy-wall-str...

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At least four arrested, one for shooting photos UPDATE: at least eighty arrested, five maced LIVE UPDATES ON TWITTER | RETRACTION: no tear gas used

Published 2011-09-24 06:08:54 UTC by OccupyWallSt

We have at least four arrests today during a community march, a fifth arrest is suspected but police will not confirm.

A legal observer attempting to contact an arrested member was not allowed to due to “an emergency situation,” we are currently unsure of what this means. At least one arrest was due to a protester taking photographs. At least one protester's possessions have not been returned.

Please call the first precinct, central booking and the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information and urge them to release these peaceful protesters....

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A Message From Occupied Wall Street (Day Seven)

Published 2011-09-24 04:02:49 UTC by OccupyWallSt

This is the seventh communiqué from the 99 percent. We are occupying Wall Street.

On September 21st, 2011, it rained. We organized what shelter the police would allow us and thought. We thought about everything that is wrong with this country, with this world. We talked. We talked about everything that is wrong in this world. There has been no real conversation in this country and this world about wealth and the way it is misused. We are that conversation. Join us and make your voice heard. What is your one demand?

Our voice will no longer be ignored. There are too many things wrong with this world for our voices to be silenced. You know this. We know this. This is why we are here, why we grow every day....

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Nobody Can Predict The Moment Of Revolution

We want to share insights into the formation of a new social movement as it is still taking shape in real time. The video was shot during the 5th and 6th day of the occupation....

http://vimeo.com/29513113

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“This is Just Practice”—The Story of the Wall Street Occupation
Sep 23, 2011
A lot of what you’ve probably seen or read about the #occupywallstreet action is wrong, especially if you’re getting it on the Internet. The action started as an idea posted online and word about it then spread and is still spreading, online. But what makes it really matter now is precisely that it is happening offline, in a physical, public space, live and in person. That’s where the occupiers are assembling the rudiments of a movement....

http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/this-is-just-practice-the-story-...

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Update: 2 of the 3 computers and equipment used for the livestream have been confiscated and the people arrested. They need people with laptops to come help them out, they are down to just one computer! (self.occupywallstreet)

submitted 2 hours ago by Antranik

Sooo around 1130am PST someone on the livestream got tasered (we don't know why, the police could've been in the right, who knows)... and the place got even more hectic and the cops started unrolling an impromptu orange fence to separate the people and then the stream got shut off immediately after that.

When the stream came back on the person airing it was pleading for people with a decent laptop to come so they could use their computer to stream stuff.

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Thanks for these updates, epaulo. It seems like the MSM has this on IGNORE.

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laine lowe wrote:

It seems like the MSM has this on IGNORE.

The online version of the New York Post has a lead story on "Occupy Wall Street" on its webpage right now.

Were the organizers actually expecting 20,000 protesters for two months, as the NYP story indicated?

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Wish someone would organise a protest on Bay Street!

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Police clashes with 'Occupy Wall Street' protesters as hundreds march on Union Square

Originally Published:Saturday, September 24th 2011

Protesters calling for greater financial reform and social equality clashed fiercely with police in Manhattan Saturday.

Scores of arrests were made as hundreds of people marched near Union Square waving banners and calling for the end of a system which benefits the rich and hinders the poor....

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/09/24/2011-09-24_police_clashes...

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PRINCIPLES OF SOLIDARITY – working draft

quote: Through a direct democratic process, we have come together as individuals and crafted these principles of solidarity, which are points of unity that include but are not limited to:

  • Engaging in direct and transparent participatory democracy;
  • Exercising personal and collective responsibility;
  • Recognizing individuals’ inherent privilege and the influence it has on all interactions;
  • Empowering one another against all forms of oppression;
  • Redefining how labor is valued;
  • The sanctity of individual privacy;
  • The belief that education is human right; and
  • Endeavoring to practice and support wide application of open source.

http://nycga.cc/2011/09/24/principles-of-solidarity-working-draft/

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Benefit Concert – Call for Sponsors, Producers, Artists, etc.

Posted on September 23, 2011 by

The Benefit Concert committee would like to announce that Saturday, October 8th is the target date for an all day Occupy Wall Street music festival/healing and peace fair. The goal is to broaden outreach and awareness of the movement through arts and entertainment, and provide a convergence space for artists, activists, peacemakers, healers and the spiritual community....

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Day 8: One Week Strong & Growing

http://ampedstatus.org/occupywallstreet-day-8-one-week-strong-growing/

At least 80 protesters arrested...

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Attempted police crackdown on Wall Street — in pictures

http://roarmag.org/2011/09/attempted-police-crackdown-on-wall-street-in-...

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Day 8: Recap
Posted on September 25, 2011 by kellyh
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On a day that featured a march to Union Square that shut down Broadway, violent police repression resulting in 100 or more arrests, and a stand off at Liberty Plaza between NYPD and protesters, the Occupy Wall Street movement is alive and well and will fight another day.

Around 12:15, a march commenced and proceeded to Wall Street. The column of protesters swelled and quickly became too much for NYPD to contain. The first arrest occured on Wall Street, and tensions between the peaceful protesters and overwhelmed police began to escalate. As the march turned onto Broadway, protesters spilled into the streets defying police orders to remain on sidewalks. The march would continue 2.5 miles to Union Square, snarling traffic along the way with turns onto Canal and Houston, and a brief stop in Washigton Square Park....

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US protesters rally to occupy Wall Street

Building on the momentum of the Arab Spring movements, protesters in the US are gathering in New York City's financial district in a bid to show mass resistance against the dominance of the country's financial system....

http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/us-protesters-rally-occupy-wall-street

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epaulo13 wrote:

Building on the momentum of the Arab Spring movements, protesters in the US are gathering in New York City's financial district in a bid to show mass resistance against the dominance of the country's financial system....

This statement represents a fundamental misunderstanding of what is happening in the USA by Al Jazeera and the protesters.  The meager protest on Wall Street is not a well-spring for revolution that is "building on the momentum of the Arab Spring movements".  Rather, it is wishful thinking that is reflected in epaulo13's breathless reporting of the goings-on in these protests.  The real political shift in the USA has been rightward over the last year or two.  The New Republic (a center-left publication) outlines that shift here.

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Sven wrote:

epaulo13 wrote:

Building on the momentum of the Arab Spring movements, protesters in the US are gathering in New York City's financial district in a bid to show mass resistance against the dominance of the country's financial system....

This statement represents a fundamental misunderstanding of what is happening in the USA by Al Jazeera and the protesters.  The meager protest on Wall Street is not a well-spring for revolution that is "building on the momentum of the Arab Spring movements".  Rather, it is wishful thinking that is reflected in epaulo13's breathless reporting of the goings-on in these protests.  The real political shift in the USA has been rightward over the last year or two.  The New Republic (a center-left publication) outlines that shift here.

Because something is happening here
But you don't know what it is
Do you, Mister Jones ?

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Because something is happening here

The question isn't whether or not "something is happening".  The question is: Is that "something" going to have a meaningful and long-lasting impact in light of the movement of voters towards the right?

I suspect not.  A year from now, my bet is that "Occupy Wall Street" will be a distant and forgotten event.

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..so why are you here? to say nothing is happening? to set the world straight? because it looks like your here to shit on something you clearly don't understand. and if you do understand you don't agree with.

NDPP

This 'progressive' website is rapidly becoming anything but..

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9/11 First Responder Occupying Wall Street

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCo_bx8s1Z4&feature=youtu.be

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Occupy Wall St S24 Police Riot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLEIVMki0D8

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2 grandmothers WALKING 200 miles to Occupy DC

Here's what they have to say :

Dear Friend,

You and I represent the vast majority of Americans -- the 99% who have been unfairly burdened by the misconduct of the wealthiest 1% who drove the world's economy over a cliff. People are no longer willing to sit idly by as politicians use their power to protect the wealthy as they cut programs that help the middle class.

For the past week, hundreds of activists have camped out in Liberty Plaza on Wall Street in NYC to protest Wall Street greed and corruption.

And soon - on October 6 - hundreds more concerned citizens will converge in Washington DC to camp out on Freedom Plaza. We are two of those people.

In fact, we are so committed to this cause that we are WALKING 200 miles (22 miles per day for 9 days) from our home in West Virginia to Washington DC.....

https://occupywallst.org/forum/2-grandmothers-walking-200-miles-to-occup...

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RT: Wall St. Protests: Police Harsh, Media Silent? (and vid)

http://rt.com/news/wall-street-protest-arrests-331/

"...Police have been harsh in quelling the rally. However, not much of their violence is being reported by the mainstream media. Protesters' spokesman, Patrick Bruner slammed the police response as 'exceedingly violent', saying that the protesters sought to remain peaceful.."

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A Message from Occupied Wall Street (Day Nine)

Published 2011-09-26 08:03:45 UTC by OccupyWallSt

This is the ninth communiqué from the 99 percent. We are occupying Wall Street. The police barricades that have been surrounding the Stock Exchange help.

Sunday has been decreed, once again, a day of rest. We didn't march. We have made a new world, a new city within the city. We are working on a new sky for where the towers are now.

Throughout the day our sisters and brothers arrested yesterday came back home to Liberty Plaza. They greeted the new faces that have joined us here. They shared their stories of imprisonment, of medical care denied and delayed. We welcomed them and listened.

We had visitors...

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Unbelievable protest footage. NYPD drag girl across the street

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU9Dx0x9h4A&feature=player_embedded#!

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"The New Republic (a center-left publication) outlines that shift here."

 

Center-left? Yeah, right. It's a Likudnick-DLC rag, with an occasional progressive article or two thrown into the mix.

 

As for Galston's (a classic DLCer) article, it suffers from the same mistaken premise as all DLCers suffer from. It views the electorate as static. That cannot be changed by the presentment of an actual progressive alternative. It also, as even Galston, recognizes ignores the fact that when it comes to specific programs and policies, the electorate is not as conservative as the "ideology" question would indicate.

 

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..finally decent coverage from democracy now. it was to long in coming in my view.

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/9/26/occupy_wall_street_protest_enters_...

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Occupy Wall Street rediscovers the radical imagination

quote: Why are people occupying Wall Street? Why has the occupation – despite the latest police crackdown – sent out sparks across America, within days, inspiring hundreds of people to send pizzas, money, equipment and, now, to start their own movements called OccupyChicago, OccupyFlorida, in OccupyDenver or OccupyLA?

There are obvious reasons. We are watching the beginnings of the defiant self-assertion of a new generation of Americans, a generation who are looking forward to finishing their education with no jobs, no future, but still saddled with enormous and unforgivable debt. Most, I found, were of working-class or otherwise modest backgrounds, kids who did exactly what they were told they should: studied, got into college, and are now not just being punished for it, but humiliated – faced with a life of being treated as deadbeats, moral reprobates.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/sep/25/occupy-wa...

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The Occupy Portland Model

quote: We wanted to feature Portland as an example for those of you would like a model to follow or to take from as they have done a great job joining and organizing efforts in a very short amount of time. Of course, each group dynamic is going to vary and what worked for Portland may not work for you, but at least this will give you an idea of how others are doing it.

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Officer Bologna

Published 2011-09-26 07:53:19 UTC by OccupyWallSt

Late last night we found out which white collar officer had maced our innocent protesters. We did not release this information as we had not yet come to a consensus on how to approach the situation. Earlier today we discovered that this information had already been released.

Yesterday, an NYPD spokesperson implied that we had edited the video to remove incriminating actions on the part of our peaceful protesters. Here are a few different angles and cuts of the event that we had not previously released:

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General Assembly Minutes 9/26 2PM

 

Posted on September 26, 2011 by

General Assembly 9/26 2PM

WORKING GROUP REPORT BACKS

Comfort—Alan.  Needs more people, needs a number of things like space blankets, blankets, pillows, etc....

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Groups

Help build the General Assembly by joining a Working Group or Thematic Group.

Working Groups – groups that work toward building and maintaining the functions of the General Assembly.

Thematic Groups – groups that address a specific topic or theme  within the General Assembly.....

http://nycga.cc/groups/

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Upcoming Events

  • Occupy Birmingham (Planning Meeting)
    September 27, 2011 10:00 am
  • Occupy San Diego (Second General Assembly and Planning Meeting)
    September 27, 2011 6:00 pm
  • Occupy Omaha (First General Assembly)
    September 27, 2011 7:00 pm
  • Occupy Boston (First General Assembly)
    September 27, 2011 7:30 pm
  • Occupy Lexington (KY)
    September 29, 2011 12:00 pm
  • Occupy San Francisco
    September 29, 2011 3:00 pm
  • Occupy Philly (Planning Meeting)
    September 29, 2011 6:00 pm
  • Occupy Kansas City
    September 30, 2011 9:00 am
  • Occupy D.C.
    October 1, 2011 9:00 am
  • Occupy Sacramento
    October 1, 2011 10:30 am
  • Occupy San Jose
    October 2, 2011 12:00 pm
  • Occupy Las Vegas
    October 6, 2011 12:00 am

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Noam Chomsky Announces Solidarity With #occupywallstreet

Posted 2011-09-26 10:57:09 UTC by

Anyone with eyes open knows that the gangsterism of Wall Street -- financial institutions generally -- has caused severe damage to the people of the United States (and the world). And should also know that it has been doing so increasingly for over 30 years, as their power in the economy has radically increased, and with it their political power. That has set in motion a vicious cycle that has concentrated immense wealth, and with it political power, in a tiny sector of the population, a fraction of 1%, while the rest increasingly become what is sometimes called "a precariat" -- seeking to survive in a precarious existence. They also carry out these ugly activities with almost complete impunity -- not only too big to fail, but also "too big to jail."

The courageous and honorable protests underway in Wall Street should serve to bring this calamity to public attention, and to lead to dedicated efforts to overcome it and set the society on a more healthy course.

Noam Chomsky

https://occupywallst.org/article/noam-chomsky-solidarity/

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Immortal Technique

Posted 2011-09-27 08:20:40 UTC by OccupyWallSt

https://occupywallst.org/article/immortal-technique/

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MSNBC on NYPD Police Brutality during Occupy Wall St. Lawrence O'donnell with "The Last Word"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgr3DiqWYCI

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An Open Letter to Join the Wall Street Occupation

By Arun Gupta

Source: Naomiklein.org

What is occurring on Wall Street right now is truly remarkable. For over 10 days, in the sanctum of the great cathedral of global capitalism, the dispossessed have liberated territory from the financial overlords and their police army....

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Thanks epaulo13.  Great work keeping us informed.

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