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#whilewewatch is a gripping look at the media revolution that emerged from Zuccoti Park in New York City to the world. It is the story of how many people came together in the sun and rain, day and night, broke and loaded with energy and hope to get their story out to the world. #OWS has galvanized the world. #whilewewatch is the real inside story of great people who have no fear. They don't back down from the police, big business or a city government … #whilewewatch is a gripping look at the media revolution that emerged from Zuccoti Park in New York City to the world. It is the story of how many people came together in the sun and rain, day and night, broke and loaded with energy and hope to get their story out to the world.
Post written by Monica Wilson at GAIA , the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives. GAIA is a worldwide alliance of more than 650 grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in over 90 countries whose ultimate vision is a just, toxic-free world without incineration. The U.S. could create 1.5 million jobs through recycling.
Gretchen Ertl for The New York Times John Ford, who owns the Metacomet alternative bookstore in Plymouth, Mass., organized the Occupy Boston library. The growing collection includes more than 500 books, sorted by genre — consumerism, gender, activism/organizing — and overseen by a bookstore owner and a number of librarians supporting the movement, including some from the Boston Radical Reference Collective.
L e mouvement « Occuper Wall Street » – car c’est aujourd’hui devenu un mouvement – est le plus important événement politique intervenu aux Etats-Unis depuis les soulèvements de 1968 dont il est un prolongement, sinon le descendant direct. Pourquoi ce mouvement a-t-il démarré aux Etats-Unis à ce moment-là, et pas trois jours, trois mois ou trois ans plus tôt ou plus tard ? Nous ne le saurons sans doute vraiment jamais.
Depuis le 17 septembre dernier, des manifestants qui appellent leur mouvement "Occupy Wall Street" se relaient pour manifester dans le quartier des affaires, près de la bourse de New York. Ils protestent contre la responsabilité des banques et des financiers dans la crise économique actuelle. Le mouvement commence à trouver sa place dans les médias, américains et internationaux. Et aux Etats-Unis, de petits groupes informels étendent le mouvement à d'autres villes.
('Occupy Wall Street' demonstartors stage a march dressed up as corporate zombies in New York, October 3, 2011.) Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images. UPDATE: As the Occupy Wall Street protests continue to spread to other cities, New York’s protesters are doubling down as unions, community groups, college students and the unemployed stream to the Financial District to protest against corporate greed and financial inequality.
With #OccupyWallStreet, the linguist and political critic sees a reason for hope that lies closer to home. By **Noam Chomsky** When Guernica interviewed Noam Chomsky in 2009, it seemed notable that he was emphasizing “hopes and prospects.” This was the title of his book and to be hopeful, Professor Chomsky was having none of it when it came to the newly elected President Barack Obama. Aside from the credit he gave to protest movements in the sixties for electing a black president, much of the hope he saw in the 21st century world he had to find to the south, in Latin America, among the presidents of the “pink tide” movement there who initially fought as true populists and union leaders (Lula in Brazil), rose from poverty, and beat back privatization (Evo Morales in Bolivia).
Dennis Kucinich and Chris Hedges on the 99 Percent Posted on Oct 6, 2011 This week on Truthdig Radio in collaboration with KPFK : Rep. Dennis Kucinich and Chris Hedges explain why the 99 percenters are “the best among us.” Plus: Occupy L.A., Obama’s “secure communities” and modern midwifery.