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Call to action: #OCCUPYWALLSTREET

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ruth67
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maybe i missed it in this thread im posting here  a link to a live stream coverage  from wall street

http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution


epaulo13
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..awesome pics
Wall Street occupation goes into 4th day — in pictures

http://roarmag.org/2011/09/wall-street-occupation-goes-into-4th-day-in-p...

 

ruth..there is a link up thread. also anonymous carries the stream.

http://anonymous-worldwide.blogspot.com/


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A Message From Occupied Wall Street (Day Five)

Published 2011-09-22 07:51:42 UTC by OccupyWallSt

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

On September 21st, 2011, Troy Davis, an innocent man, was murdered by the state of Georgia. Troy Davis was one of the 99 percent.

Ending capital punishment is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, four of our members were arrested on baseless charges.

Ending police intimidation is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, the richest 400 Americans owned more than half of the country's population.

Ending wealth inequality is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, we determined that Yahoo lied about occupywallst.org being in spam filters.

Ending corporate censorship is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly eighty percent of Americans thought the country was on the wrong track.

Ending the modern gilded age is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly 15% of Americans approved of the job Congress was doing.

Ending political corruption is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly one sixth of Americans did not have work.

Ending joblessness is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly one sixth of America lived in poverty.

Ending poverty is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly fifty million Americans were without health insurance.

Ending health-profiteering is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, America had military bases in around one hundred and thirty out of one hundred and sixty-five countries.

Ending American imperialism is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, America was at war with the world.

Ending war is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, we stood 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 and Atlanta. We're still here. We are growing. We intend to stay until we see movements toward real change in our country and the world.

You have fought all the wars. You have worked for all the bosses. You have wandered over all the countries. Have you harvested the fruits of your labors, the price of your victories? Does the past comfort you? Does the present smile on you? Does the future promise you anything? Have you found a piece of land where you can live like a human being and die like a human being? On these questions, on this argument, and on this theme, the struggle for existence, the people will speak. Join us.

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


epaulo13
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Seattle Activists Shut Down Intersection in Front of Chase Bank; 11 Arrested

September 22nd, 2011

In solidarity with #OccupyWallStreet, Pay US Back big bank fall actions launch in Seattle as activists shut down the corner of 3rd and University Avenues in front of JP Morgan Chase Headquarters for 45 minutes. 11 people were arrested....

http://ampedstatus.org/seattle-activists-shut-down-intersection-in-front...



epaulo13
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From the Show Will Bunch, author of ‘The Backlash,’ on mainstream media’s failure to cover Wall Street protests

http://current.com/shows/countdown/videos/will-bunch-author-of-the-backl...


epaulo13
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Rare Charge Is Unmasked By SEAN GARDINER And JESSICA FIRGER

New York City police monitoring a social media-fueled protest in Manhattan's Financial District have charged demonstrators with violating an obscure, 150-year-old state statute that bans masked gatherings.

Since Saturday, five people connected with the protest to "occupy" Wall Street have been issued a violation for running afoul of the antimask law, according to police.....

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405311190419460457658117144315156...


Sven
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epaulo13 wrote:

From the Show

Will Bunch, author of 'The Backlash,' on mainstream media's failure to cover Wall Street protests

http://current.com/shows/countdown/videos/will-bunch-author-of-the-backl...

Why are so few people paying attention to this protest?  Well, it might just have something to do with the low level of participation in the event.

From what I've heard, there have been, at most, about a thousand protesters - but usually only "a few hundred" - at any given time (they call themselves "The 99.0%" - but, as a percentage of NYC's population, they might be more appropriately called "The 0.01%").

The numbers are insignificant.

By way of contrast, in Wisconsin earlier this year, there were protests (in the relatively tiny Madison) of up to 100,000 people at a time.  That got a fair amount of coverage (here in the neighboring state of Minnesota, it was in the news constantly).


epaulo13
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sven

..in post #51 the estimate is 2,000. another number i've seen was upwards to 3,00 at one point. it depends when the report was made.  some people stay back to protect the park. a couple places reported 5,000 but i believe that is high. today around 200 remain but it is expected that the numbers will rise again on the weekend.

quote: On September 17, 2011 approximately 15,000 peaceful demonstrators in dozens of cities around the USA gathered, marched - and occupied public space to protest the unjust policies of the US government and the corruption in our financial institutions. The central protest site was in the financial district of New York City, where peaceful protesters faced phalanxes of heavily armed paramilitary police officers from local and federal jurisdictions. The arrests began almost immediately, many for violating the 1845 so called "mask" laws.

https://occupywallst.org/article/communique-from-anonymous-usa-day-of-vengence/

..but i don't believe that numbers is the reason the msm isn't reporting this event. shit, i don't even believe that you believe that.

 


epaulo13
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Occupy Wall Street: the protesters speak

The anti-capitalist protesters who have set up camp in lower Manhattan are becoming a fixture of the area

Casey O'Neill had no regrets. He had travelled thousands of miles across the country – and gave up a well-paying job as a data manager in California – to sleep rough in a downtown Manhattan public square, enduring rain and increasingly chilly nights. Police keep a close eye on him every day....

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/sep/21/occupy-wall-street-prot...


epaulo13
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'Occupy Wall Street' - Dylan Ratigan Show: "Wall Street Protests over Wealth Gap"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyWrjvN3hvA


2dawall
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Loads of Tea Party protests that are much, much smaller get much, much more attention. So do pro-Israeli protests. Not that I fully, completely endorse this action but I cannot stand how utterly dishonest this jab of yours was. Others should have already slapped you for this Faux News-like lie.

Sven wrote:

 

epaulo13 wrote:

From the Show

Will Bunch, author of 'The Backlash,' on mainstream media's failure to cover Wall Street protests

http://current.com/shows/countdown/videos/will-bunch-author-of-the-backl...

Why are so few people paying attention to this protest?  Well, it might just have something to do with the low level of participation in the event.

From what I've heard, there have been, at most, about a thousand protesters - but usually only "a few hundred" - at any given time (they call themselves "The 99.0%" - but, as a percentage of NYC's population, they might be more appropriately called "The 0.01%").

The numbers are insignificant.

By way of contrast, in Wisconsin earlier this year, there were protests (in the relatively tiny Madison) of up to 100,000 people at a time.  That got a fair amount of coverage (here in the neighboring state of Minnesota, it was in the news constantly).


2dawall
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I saw something on CNN on Saturday night with TJ Holmes speaking  to some female journalist on the phone; they focused on the idea that there did not appear to be a main focus to the demo and they mentioned Adbusters as being the prime organizer.

I also saw a clip on WPIX early Monday morning and they have video of mostly two neo-hippies dancing.

The organizers should have insisted that everyone dress in business attire to confuse everyone else.

And they should have had a no smoking rule.

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So far, ala Wisconsin, the MSM is not covering this. 

But they will give wall to wall coverage of an obscure pastor with a handfull of followers who burns the Qur'an.


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