Voilà maintenant une semaine que je me rends quotidiennement aux actions et aux assemblées générales quotidiennes d’Occupy SF. Dans la dynamique des mobilisations de New York, Boston, Washington et autres grandes villes états-uniennes, des femmes et des hommes de San Francisco, d'Oakland, et d'autres villes de Californie, occupent depuis plus de deux semaines maintenant un morceau de trottoir pour protester. À San Francisco, le mouvement d’occupation a d’abord pris place en face de la Federal Reserve, au 101 Market Street.
Joining the Occupy Wall Street protests has its dangers. You could get pepper-sprayed or end up in handcuffs. Or, as Brooklyn-based journalist Caitlin Curran explains, your boss could see a photo of you holding up a sign at a protest and fire you the next day.
UPDATE: Some in the Anonymous collective believe the threat against the NYSE and the group behind it don't really represent the Anonymous movement or the Occupy Wall Street protests. We've published a report on those counter-claims here . Anonymous declared "war" on the New York Stock Exchange this weekend and vowed to "erase" the NYSE from the Internet on Oct. 10 as the Occupy Wall Street protest entered its third week in New York City after a weekend that saw hundreds of protesters arrested during a planned march across the Brooklyn Bridge. "On Oct. 10, NYSE shall be erased from the Internet. On Oct. 10, expect a day that will never, ever be forgotten," intoned a computer-generated male voice common to many Anonymous videos, in a warning posted on TheAnonMessage YouTube channel (video below).
The "Occupy Wall Street" protests are gaining momentum, having spread from a small park in New York to marches to other cities across the country. So far, the protests seem fueled by a collective sense that things in our economy are not fair or right. But the protesters have not done a good job of focusing their complaints—and thus have been skewered as malcontents who don't know what they stand for or want. (An early list of "grievances" included some legitimate beefs, but was otherwise just a vague attack on "corporations." Given that these are the same corporations that employ more than 100 million Americans and make the products we all use every day, this broadside did not resonate with most Americans). So, what are the protesters so upset about, really?