On Oct. 1, Occupy Wall Street protesters marched onto the Brooklyn Bridge. The protesters, along with several of the country's largest worker's unions, are planning an even larger march on Oct. 5. AP/Stephanie Keith. On Oct. 1, the two-week anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street protest, 700 protesters and one New York Times reporter were arrested in the middle of the Brooklyn Bridge. Protest Like an Egyptian: An Occupation of Wall Street | MetroFocus Protest Like an Egyptian: An Occupation of Wall Street | MetroFocus
Felix Salmon is a respected and interesting Reuters blogger, and in a recent post entitled American Plutocracy he makes some good points which are exactly in line with what I write about in Treasure Islands. I hope he won’t mind my pasting quite a lot of his blog: Michael Lewis puts his finger on something important:“Ordinary Greeks seldom harass their rich, for the simple reason that they have no idea where to find them. To a member of the Greek Lower 99 a Greek Upper One is as good as invisible.He pays no taxes, lives no place and bears no relationship to his fellow citizens. Felix Salmon misses the point on #Occupy and the global elite | Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the men who stole the world | A book by Nicholas Shaxson Felix Salmon misses the point on #Occupy and the global elite | Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the men who stole the world | A book by Nicholas Shaxson
Adbusters: MicahWhite Revolution in America
David Graeber David Graeber “The funny thing is,” my Egyptian friend told me, “you’ve been doing this so long, you kind of forget that you can win. All these years, we’ve been organizing marches, rallies … And if only 45 people show up, you’re depressed. If you get 300, you’re happy.
"Let me tell you the story of a man killed by advertising." So begins Émile Zola's satirical Death by Advertising, a short fiction story published in 1866 that describes the swift decline of Pierre Landry, a naïve believer in all claims of advertisers. What is remarkable about this story is not just that Zola had developed a compelling – and widely read – critique of advertising a hundred and forty years ago, but that within his imagined world we glimpse the beginnings of the mental environment movement. Pierre Landry is a caricature whose purpose is to show both the absurdity and the dangerous consequences of incessant advertising. He was brought up reading and admiring newspaper and billboard advertising and taught to believe the claims made by advertisers without question. Death by Advertising Death by Advertising
Chris Hedges: A Master Class in Occupation - Chris Hedges' Columns A Master Class in Occupation Posted on Oct 31, 2011 By Chris Hedges Chris Hedges: A Master Class in Occupation - Chris Hedges' Columns
Keith Kahn-Harris recently wrote about the genesis of a movement that is currently underway and represents no less than a “...spectre ...haunting the early 21st century world”. Kahn-Harris observes that this movement possesses the ability to radically transform the world as we know it, and yet he notes, it does not yet recognize itself as a movement. The 'Movement' and the Twilight of Neo-Liberalism: Aaron Peeters: The movement that needs no name Aaron Peeters: The movement that needs no name
From the Middle East to the streets of London and cities across the US there is a discontent with the status quo. Whether it is with the iron grip of entrenched governments or the widening economic divide between the rich and those struggling to get by. But where are those so hungry for change heading? How profound is their long-term vision to transform society? Slavoj Zizek: 'Now the field is open' - Talk to Al Jazeera Slavoj Zizek: 'Now the field is open' - Talk to Al Jazeera
Naomi Klein: The Most Important Thing in the World
Photo: (Gusto NYC, Mr. GIF, Spleen Latifa) By now, you’ve no doubt heard a lot of Occupy Wall Street buzz. Maybe you’ve even gotten word that an Occupy Together protest is coming to a downtown near you. With poster board in one hand and a Sharpie in the other, you’re ready to get your march on and support the movement’s mission, which is … erm … well … what exactly? We have the lowdown. Why Occupy Wall Street? We’ve Got The Lowdown Why Occupy Wall Street? We’ve Got The Lowdown
It’s no use pretending that what has obviously happened has not in fact happened. The upper 1 percent of Americans are now taking in nearly a quarter of the nation’s income every year. In terms of wealth rather than income, the top 1 percent control 40 percent. Stiglitz: Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the1% (may2011) Stiglitz: Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the1% (may2011)
Joseph Stiglitz talks Occupy Wall Street [NBC 10-03-2011]
Chris Hedges & Amy Goodman
Bloomberg Says He Seeks Balance Between Right to Protest and 'Right to Be Silent'
marine veteran rant against NYPD brutality - times square
Marine vs. 30 Cops (Marine Wins)
'Occupy Wall Street' CNN interview with Michael Moore DBickford 360-773-1318
Citizen Radio Watches Occupy Wall Street Grow | News Video
Occupy Wall Street Really 'Becoming A Force' Occupy Wall Street Really 'Becoming A Force' On Monday, Kanye West and Russell Simmons stopped by to show support for the Occupy Wall Street protesters. But they weren't the first hip-hop celebs to lend their time to the cause. Last week, Talib Kweli also made a surprise appearance, which included a performance of his new song "Distractions."
NEW YORK — Although the unseasonably warm weather has been favorable to Occupy Wall Street protesters who have set up shop in Zuccotti Park, the logistics and potential problems of living in a public space are not lost on the occupiers. Early concerns about basic needs and safety for the demonstrators quickly spawned a democratic system to provide resources for those on the ground who need them. A Tour Of Occupy Wall Street Occupy Wall Street: A Guided Tour
NYPD Dangerously Uses Horses to Control Crowd at Occupy Wall Street in Times Square (Video)
Salman Rushdie: Excellent, thought provoki
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#OCCUPYWALLSTREET WINS! Bloomberg backs down, protestors stay in park
Mashable: *Occupy Wall Street Protesters and Police Clash Occupy Wall Street, the social media-spawned movement that has gone viral across the U.S., turned violent Friday morning after the New York City mayor's office announced cleanup of Zuccotti Park would begin at 7 a.m. Protesters have held their ground in lower Manhattan since Sept. 17, and though this morning's arrests are not the first, many across the web say the movement is heating up. Word of the cleanup came Thursday afternoon, when Zuccotti Park owner Brookfield Properties stated they would spend Friday cleaning the location, which had become unsanitary.
NEW YORK—As the Occupy Wall Street protest expands and grows into a nationwide movement, Americans are eagerly awaiting a list of demands from the group so they can then systematically disregard them and continue going about their business, polls showed this week. "The protesters need to unify around a shared agenda with precise policy goals so I can begin paying no attention to them whatsoever," said Tulsa, OK poll respondent Kaye Petrachonis, echoing the thoughts of millions across the country. "If they don’t have a clear power structure organized around specific demands first, then I'll never be able to completely tune them out due to a political conflict of interest or an inability to comprehend complex, detailed economic concepts. These people really need to get their act together." Nation Waiting For Protesters To Clearly Articulate Demands Before Ignoring Them
Chris Hedges: A Movement Too Big to Fail - Chris Hedges' Columns A Movement Too Big to Fail Posted on Oct 16, 2011 By Chris Hedges
Occupy Wall Street NYPD runs over a protester with motorcycle
Occupy Wall Street to a global intifada? On Wednesday, October 5, I joined thousands of others and marched down lower Manhattan to 'occupy Wall Street'. Seeing thousands of people marching peacefully together under the banner of occupying struck me in profound and contradictory ways. The marches and occupation were orderly and disciplined. There was neither a mob mentality, nor a sense of anarchy, nor any violence. No one crushed anyone else, in fact people apologised if they so much as tread over each other's toes.
'Occupy': A catalyst for change? - Inside Story
Students storm Goldman Sachs building in Milan
M. Hardt A. Negri The Fight for 'Real Democracy ' at the Heart of Occupy Wall Street
The Fight for 'Real Democracy' at the Heart of Occupy Wall Street
Goldman Sachs to Employees: Avoid Occupy Wall Street - US Business Blog
10-14 A brief history of the 15th of October: where it comes from, what it means and the future of the global uprising
Social media and the Wall Street protests: #Occupytheweb
The 'Last Place Aversion' Paradox
Occupy Wall Street's Greatest Strength Is Neutering It - Conor Friedersdorf - Politics
djripley On Occupy Wall Street
Occupy-beweging groeit als een inktvlek
Occupy Wall Street Protests Rock New York City - NY Daily News
Mass Arrest Resembles Infamous, Costly Police Tactic, Critics Say
The call to occupy Wall Street resonates around the world | Micah White and Kalle Lasn | Comment is free
Proposal For A New Constitutional Amendment: A Separation of Corporation and State
#occupywallstreet vs Avaaz « halfiranian.com
10-11 Žižek at Wall Street: “don’t fall in love with yourself” #occupywallstreet #ows
Bartleby’s Occupation of Wall Street
Occupy Protests’ Seismic Effect
Global protests: Occupy the London Stock Exchange takes over the City
Instant succes
Wall Street Crash | Groupthink
The Fantastic Success of Occupy Wall Street | Immanuel Wallerstein
'Occupy Wall Street' CNN interview with Michael Moore DBickford 360-773-1318
Micah Sifry: OWS is here to stay
Occupy Your Heart, Then Occupy Wall Street
Hans Achterhuis: Ik kom in opstand, dus wij zijn
@RobWijnberg fantomeconomy too big to fail, democratie not important enoughto save.
VK: Steeds meer Amerikanen steunen Occupy Wall Street
NRC: Democratie en kapitalisme gaan scheiden. Ontferm je over kind Occupy
TheEconomist: OWS~Leaderless, consensus-based participatory democracy and its discontents
Occupy weet het (nog) niet | rutgerlemm.com
Het Grote Media Debat
Globalizing Dissent, From Tahrir Square to Liberty Plaza
Occupy Wall Street and the deradicalized Rawls | The Moral Sciences Club
Thirty Years of Unleashed Greed | Truthout
People power versus the global economy - Inside Story
Winter is Coming for Occupy Wall Street…But Are They Ready? | The New York Observer
Occupy first. Demands come later | Slavoj Žižek | Comment is free

The Audacity of Occupy Wall Street
Chris Hedges: Finding Freedom in Handcuffs - Chris Hedges' Columns
George Monbiot: The 1% are the very best destroyers of wealth the world has ever seen | George Monbiot
David Harvey: The Party of Wall Street Meets its Nemesis
Governing the Occupy Movement through Crime
The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy | Naomi Wolf | Comment is free
Anne Applebaum: Occupy protests undermine democracy
Occupy has succeeded in reframing the debate where Labour has failed
Cenk predicts 2012 will 'be the year of the revolution' - The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur
The Rush to Archive Occupy
Occupation 101: NYU to Offer Two ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Classes | The New York Observer
Columbia Uni Offering Course In Occupy Wall Street, With Field Work
Occupy the Classroom: NYU to Offer Classes on Occupy Protests
Why Now? What's Next? Naomi Klein and Yotam Marom in Conversation About Occupy Wall Street
A Eulogy for #Occupy | Wired Opinion
Game or be gamed: Douglas Rushkoff on prototyping democracy through play
Kalle Lasn – Meme Wars: The Creative Destruction Of Neoclassical Economics
"The Revolution Will Be Hashtagged": The Visual Culture of the Occupy Movement
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Waarom Occupy wél een succes was - Vonk
Don’t Shoot the Messenger - Nieuw W!J