Dreaming Big: The Occupy Movement and The Media There is a kind of hysteria brewing in Canadian media these days. The Occupy movement has been going on for three weeks in Toronto, for several months in New York, and it's driving some conservative Canadian media pundits -- like Andrew Coyne of Maclean's magazine -- crazy. In a recent article, he declares that the Occupy movement is a "phony class war." He quotes statistics on dishwashers and microwaves, proudly declaring that 90 per cent of Canadian homes have the ability to nuke their food. Writes Nick Fillmore of Vancouver Observer: "Nowhere in the article does Coyne address many of the key issues Canadian Occupy supporters are angry about, such as the cost of student education, a lack of employment for young people, a real unemployment rate of some 13 per cent, high household debt, a lack of savings, and the undermining of our pension system." But it's always interesting to compare different national media. And in Canada? A few days ago, I went to St. But trouble is brewing.
US protests spread to 1,000 cities US protests spread to 1,000 cities Sun Oct 9, 2011 7:7AM Widening US protest rallies against the prevalence of top-level corruption, poverty, and social inequality in America, which began two weeks ago in New York, have now spread to more than 1,000 cities across the country, Press TV reports. Protest superstars such as Green Party leader and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader have boosted protester enthusiasm. The "Occupy Wall Street" movement began demonstrations against corporate greed and unemployment in mid-September and has continued staging protest rallies. As of Friday morning, the website "Occupy Together," a hub for nationwide events in solidarity with "Occupy Wall Street" reported gatherings in 1,000 cities. On Thursday, activists kicked off the "October 2011" protest by occupying Freedom Plaza, near the White House and Washington DC's downtown business and corporate section. "We need to stop investing in privatization.
11.11.11 Occupy The Streets. Occupy The World. Occupy Wall Street: Children of the 1% out for a good time at the protests Teens from Bard and Parsons show their solidarity in NYChicago protesters heckle financial industry eventsDozens are arrested, including girl, 14, in first Des Moines protestWall St demonstrators plan march today on millionaires' mansions100 arrested as police clash with protesters in BostonMan falls to his death from car park near San Diego protestersObama senior adviser says President is on demonstrators' side By Paul Bentley and Micaela Mclucas Updated: 16:23 GMT, 11 October 2011 They have branded themselves the 99 per cent, camping out in New York's financial district to protest against corporate greed and financial inequality. But on the ground at the epicentre of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration, a closer look at some of the impassioned protesters is starting to suggest that while many of them have genuine grievances, all may not be completely as advertised. Financial inequality? Tight knit: Among the group are now a growing number of privileged college students No money? Bored?
Occupy Wall Street 2011 -- OWS Protest Info via Social Medai #OccupyTheWorld @AnonDr_X Occupying Wall Street MAP and Beyond The loose-knit protest movement known as Occupy Wall Street has stirred action from New York City to LA and spread overseas. Here we present an expanding map of protest hot spots and reported arrests, and track the movement's growth. Check back often for updates—and check out all the rest of MoJo's #OWS coverage here. Protests taking place beyond Manhattan: What began as a call for Americans to gather in New York's Financial District has given rise to like-minded actions nationwide and far beyond. Know of more locations for this map? Map production by Lauren Ellis, Samantha Oltman, and Tasneem Raja. How rich are the superrich? A huge share of the nation's economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. A timeline of the Occupy Wall Street movement: July 13: The Canadian magazine Adbusters makes a call to Occupy Wall Street.
Occupy DC K St Occupy Wall Street | September 17th | #OCCUPYWALLSTREET The joyous freedom of possibility. Dissent can be personal, collective, creative — whatever you want it to be. Revolt can be physical or spectral, a blackspot on a corporate logo or a digital mindbomb posted online. The revolutionary spark is the same one that lit human existence. Print & Post If you only do one thing today and during the heady days of climate protest that follow, print out as many copies of this #WORLDREVOLUTION poster as you can and tape them up on bus stops, bank and shop windows, cash machines, government buildings, everywhere in your city where people will see them. Download September 11, 2014 What will you do on the September 17th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street? September 16, 2013 Revolution is a Rhizome September 19, 2012 Tactical Briefing #38. September 12, 2012 Where do we stand? July 23, 2012 Tactical Briefing #36 June 5, 2012 Occupy morphs into a new model! May 24, 2012 The fork in the road ahead. May 16, 2012 Tactical briefing #33. May 10, 2012 April 26, 2012 April 12, 2012
The Zeitgeist Movement #N17 Global Day Of Action! Sixty days into the struggle #OccupyWallStreet was violently evicted by the NYPD, who leveled our homes at Liberty Square to the ground. Our movement, however, is stronger than it has ever been. In these sixty days we have brought about a massive awakening, perhaps the largest one in the country since the Civil Rights Movement fifty years ago, and certainly the first global one in modern history. People around the world, from Spain to Australia, from Chile to the U.S. have opened their eyes together to the decadence and injustice of the common system that exploits us. The occupation that began on the 17th of September in Zuccotti Park has proven that we still have a chance, as human beings, to unite and reform these corrupt structures, to cleanse our Government and restore our dignity. We will no longer tolerate the oppression of the 1% who do not want to see a creative movement, based on inclusiveness and tolerance, triumph over a system deeply rooted in social inequality.
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Occupy Wall St. Occupy Wall Street protests: 'Millionaires March' to target Rupert Murdoch's home Today protesters will protest at JP Morgan Chase headquarters in New YorkWent to homes of Rupert Murdoch and JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon Also targeted houses of David Koch, Howard Milstein and John PaulsonAround 1,000 demonstrators began Manhattan march yesterday at 12:30pmSome travelled by subway from base at Zuccotti Park to 59th Street to startObama senior adviser David Plouffe confirms President is on protesters' side By Mark Duell Updated: 14:35 GMT, 12 October 2011 New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has criticised the Occupy Wall Street protesters for unfairly blaming 'hard-working' people for problems facing the U.S. Around 1,000 protesters tried to confront some of New York's wealthiest tycoons yesterday afternoon as they held a 'Millionaires March' in Manhattan to the homes of five top businessmen. But Mayor Bloomberg fumed: 'I don't appreciate the bashing of all the hard working people who live and work here and pay the taxes that support our city.' Organiser Doug Forand