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Wall Street has long been the home of the biggest threat to American Democracy.
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1 October 2011 Last updated at 01:49 GMT The crowds in Zuccotti Park are frustrated at a lack of employment and opportunity in the US
This document was accepted by the NYC General Assembly on September 29, 2011 Translations: French , Slovak , Spanish , German , Italian , Arabic , Portuguese [ all translations »] As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together.
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The resolution would remove these protections.
Jon Stewart on Thursday condemned the New York police officer who maced several protesters participating in the "Occupying Wall Street" demonstration, but not before having a bit of fun with the story. "Who was this human crop-duster, raining habanero misery on the crowd?"
Since September 17 protesters united under the banner of "We are the 99%" have occupied Wall Street—or at least a park a few blocks north. This loose and varied encampment of several hundred mostly young people has been taking a stand against runaway corporate power in the United States and the incredible inequality that exists today. To this end, they have been practicing nonviolent direct action: leading small and larger marches around the Wall Street area, protesting Georgia’s execution of Troy Davis, picketing at Verizon headquarters with Communications Workers fighting for good contracts, and disrupting auctions at Sotheby’s —which has locked out its unionized workers. (For a good story on the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon, check out Liza Featherstone's coverage in Newsday .) Readers might not have heard about Occupy Wall Street had it not been for what happened last Saturday, when OWS marched to Union Square.
First news, Radiohead will be appearing at Liberty Square in support of #OccupyWallStreet at 4pm ET. Awesomeness Sorry, postponed/cancelled until further notice, but encouraging that they support us! Bernie Sanders supports us as well!
Via Ilene Kent aka @runforfun54 with permission You’ll have to go here for the photos: Huge Crowd Of 5,000 Now At Occupy Wall Street Protests As First Wave Of Union Support Arrives (h/t: Leftpalm) Now, NYPD police scanners are estimating a crowd up to 5,000 are occupying liberty square in a scene that is now starting to look more like Egypt’s Tahrir square.
In New York City's Financial District, hundreds of activists have been converging on Lower Manhattan over the past two weeks, protesting as part of a burgeoning "Occupy Wall Street" movement.
If anything can make fat-assed professional young media liberals maybe get up and go see the revolution brewing in New York (where most professional young media liberals live) instead of just twittering insults at people who are taking some action, it will be the famous liberal rock-star English group “Radiohead” performing for the protesters.