Views: Why Occupy Colleges? At noon Wednesday, thousands of college students from at least 75 colleges walked out of class as part of Occupy Colleges, which is the collegiate version of Occupy Wall Street. Students are angry and they want to show their support for the 99 percent of American citizens whom they feel are being ignored by our political leaders and fleeced by Wall Street. Given the Arab Spring and the unrest caused by the youth in these countries, is it surprising that America could be on the brink of a College Fall?
Occupy Wall Street wins over union backing, more protesters Reporting from New York— In a sign that it is shifting from a loose-knit fringe group to a bloc that could draw in mainstream America, the movement called Occupy Wall Street brought thousands of people to the streets of New York on Wednesday after major labor unions gave their backing to its anti-greed message. The march, from Occupy Wall Street's makeshift headquarters at a small park in the financial district to Foley Square in Lower Manhattan, was the largest since the group launched its movement Sept. 17. At its peak, the crowd of several thousand filled Foley Square and covered the steps of the courthouse across the street as speakers from several labor groups railed against corporate America. "Every one of us is here because of corporate greed," yelled Christopher Shelton, vice president of the regional branch of the Communication Workers of America. "It's time not to occupy Wall Street, but to take back Wall Street."
Occupy Colleges: Student Supporters of OWS Plan Third Act of Support NEW YORK -- College students at more than 70 campuses around the country will hold teach-ins late Wednesday and on Thursday as a way of building awareness and showing solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Over the past month, Occupy Colleges, a student-led initiative based in Los Angeles, has organized three acts of nationwide support. As with the two walkouts held last month, the goal behind this week's teach-ins is for students to gather together and make their demands known -- with many expressing frustration over the rising cost of tuition and increasing debt levels, not to mention pervasive jobless rates among their peers.
We ARE the 99 Percenters ! In history, the FBI has infiltrated the mob, some 1% biker gangs, white Aryan resistance , KKK, Neo-Nazis, and more groups. For the majority of these groups, arguably, there were actually bad people, many of them committing murder, selling drugs, in short, engaging in much of what legally would be called “malum in se” meaning, something like murder or child abuse, something that is wrong from a moral and ethical viewpoint. There are other classes of “crimes” which are called “malum prohibitum” meaning they are wrong solely because you have passed a law making them wrong.
Nought 101 » Where are the college occupiers? Occupy Wall Street’s academic affiliate, Occupy Colleges, is slow to catch on in Vermont. But then, the notion of “occupying” seems to be at odds with “walking out of class,” the inaugural activity promoted by Occupy Colleges. Of the 75 schools across the country listed in the Occupy Colleges initiative, Champlain College was the only Vermont entry. Students there had the best of both worlds Wednesday: At noon they walked out of class (about 15 minutes before the period ended), and then they occupied the Hauke Courtyard during the lunch hour, chanting slogans and discussing the issues raised by the Wall Street protesters.
Occupy Wall Street Newspaper Raises $54,000 on Kickstarter There's a new newspaper on Wall Street, and it's targeting a very different demographic than the classic publication. The Occupied Wall Street Journal, a newspaper dedicated to the Occupy Wall Street protests that began on Sept. 17, distributed its first issue on Saturday. Backers on crowdfunding site Kickstarter have picked up the printing bill for 50,000 copies and have already chipped in enough money for a second issue. The New York Times says that at the time of its first issue, the paper had raised more than its goal of $12,000 using the site. Colleges Occupy Boston WEBSITE: Intervention: FLASH MIC WHEN: every Friday (RSVP for announcements)
ExposeOccupy Soros: Collapsing US Economy to Spark Street Violence Posted on January 23, 2012 at 11:10 AM EST As the U.S. economy worsens, protests such as those carried out by the Occupy Wall Street movement will turn ugly, breaking down into waves of violent unrest across the nation, says billionaire financier George Soros. “It will be an excuse for cracking down and using strong-arm tactics to maintain law and order, which, carried to an extreme, could bring about a repressive political system, a society where individual liberty is much more constrained, which would be a break with the tradition of the United States,” Soros tells Newsweek.
'Children's Brigade' Joins Occupy Wall Street On Two-Month Anniversary NEW YORK -- As college students took center stage at a Tuesday afternoon Union Square rally on Occupy Wall Street's two-month anniversary, a smaller but equally loud group of younger protesters refused to miss out on the action. "We have power, we have friends, nothing will stop us, we fight till the end!" hollered Patrick Inosanto, a 10-year-old fifth grader at Brooklyn's P.S. 261.
Occupy Wall Street Media by Jed Brandt THE FIRST ISSUE IS OUT! So is the Spanish Edition! And as of 9am, October 8th, Issue #2! PLEASE KEEP CONTRIBUTING! 5 Tips on Holding an Occupy Colleges Teach-In By Krystie Yandoli, The Nation | October 31, 2011 at 11:43 pm This article is part of our campaign on Civic Engagement. Check out more reporting, research, and actions on Civic Engagement → One of the biggest myths about the Occupy Colleges movement, similar to misconceptions about Occupy Wall Street, is that there is a lack of focus. OccupyUCD UC Davis police move protesters who were attempting to block the walkway on the Quad and the removal of other protestors who had been arrested during the removal of tents on Friday afternoon. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo UC Davis Police Lt.