Occupy Wall Street Newslinks 10-11 October 2011

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11 October 2011

Student march backs Occupy Boston
World Socialist Web Site Today at 12:55
On Monday afternoon, several thousand students from the Boston area came out to back the Occupy Boston movement.

A letter from Charlotte, North Carolina on the anti-Wall Street protest
World Socialist Web Site Today at 12:55
The World Socialist Web Site publishes here a letter from a reader on the demonstration in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Workers’ incomes plummet during the Obama “recovery”
World Socialist Web Site Today at 12:55
As the anti-Wall Street protests against social inequality and the tyranny of the financial oligarchy spread across the US, a new study released Monday documents the devastating decline in working class living standards over the past four years.

New York: Youth speak on the Democratic Party and socialism
World Socialist Web Site Today at 12:55
In this video, shot last weekend at the Wall Street Occupation, young people speak about the political issues and tasks confronting the growing social movement against the banks.

New York: “At this point a social revolution is necessary”
World Socialist Web Site Today at 12:55
As Occupy Wall Street entered its fourth week, the WSWS spoke with protestors who described the lack of jobs, crippling debt, attacks on vital social services, and the dismal prospects for the future driving them to join the protests.

Anti-Wall Street protests spread to hundreds of cities
World Socialist Web Site Today at 12:55 The protest movement against social inequality and unemployment has spread to every region of the United States.

Washington, DC: “This country has slipped out of the hands of the people”
World Socialist Web Site Today at 12:55
Several hundred people rallied in Washington DC Saturday as part of the anti-Wall Street protests. Protesters staged a march around noon, and then held a General Assembly.

THE ROVING EYE : Liquid modernity, solid elites
Asia Times Online Today at Noon
The Occupy Wall Street campaign is flying the flag for the peaceful rejects of liquid modernity – all but the 1% solids, the fat-cat Masters of the Universe who take all the cream but still don’t have a clue that 99% of Americans are as mad as hell and can’t take it anymore. Derided as a bunch of nuts or criminals, the protesters are defying the elites and challenging their logic in a movement that could sow the seeds of a humanistic neo-Renaissance for the masses. – Pepe Escobar (Oct 11, ’11)

$7.3 trillion in debt downgraded in past 10 days.
The Wild Wild Left – Front Page Today at 07:59 Compound F
I keep telling you guys, what I know about economics you could write on the back of an envelope and still have room for a tediously long and grievous lamentation for an old buddy.  Even so, as I divine the sweet breads, the numbers seem impossibly large.  The yew that nets my dreamless head is this table showing debt ratings’ downgrades in the past 10 days:

Same struggle, same fight
Recent articles from SocialistWorker.org Today at 06:00 Lee Sustar
A Chicago union demonstration highlighted the growing connections between organized labor and the Occupy Wall Street protest movement.

Autonomy zone on Wall Street?
Recent articles from SocialistWorker.org Today at 06:00Doug Singsen
The Occupy movement is spurring debates about activist strategies, including whether we can ‘prefigure’ a future society in the present one.

10 October 2011

Occupy Wall Street – a day in the life of a protester
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 22:15
Some of the US mainstream media outlets have called the Occupy Wall Street protesters unorganized slackers who don’t know what they’re really doing out on the streets. RT takes a look at what a day in the life of a…

Inside Occupied Wall Street
New Left Project Yesterday at 20:50
by Jamie

#OccupyWallStreet to Create a New Currency – This Is What Revolution Looks Like!
ampedstatus.org Yesterday at 20:07
From last night’s GA meeting: ‘Work began today on a proposal trying to implement a currency for this movement. The Wall Street banks and their best customers, the multinational corporations control the source and flow of $$$$. This is an open invitation for you to join us in this process! We will be meeting at 11am every day, every week, until we’re done, at the red cube in the Southeast corner of Liberty Park.’

Democrats want to hijack Occupy Wall Street?

US government seizes Gmail of WikiLeaks volunteer
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 18:50
Apparently volunteering isn’t always nice. At least not to the DoJ. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Justice Department forced Google and an ISP to hand over personal data pertaining to a human rights activist…

Susie Day, “Occupy Wall Street’s Inner-Peace Officers”
MRZine.org Yesterday at 18:11
Although the Wall Street Occupation is galvanizing about 84% of the marginalized 99%, no one stops to think that it’s the New York Police Department that helps to make this possible.

Occupy Wall Street Monday 10.10.11
The Wild Wild Left – Front Page Yesterday at 18:10RiaD

From Tunisia to “Occupy Wall Street”: Who is the AFL-CIO’s Stuart Appelbaum?
GlobalResearch.ca Yesterday at 17:44
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

GOP Sees ‘Mob’ in Wall St. Protests
Consortiumnews.com Yesterday at 17:32
The Republican complaint that any talk about raising taxes on the rich is ‘class warfare’ has now refocused on the protests against Wall Street greed as an example of ‘mob’ rule, instigated by President Barack Obama.

Occupy Wall Street: controlled burn or fierce blaze?
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 17:31
A spark in the heart of the United States’ financial center has slowly begun to ignite the public as the pro-democracy Occupy Wall Street movement spreads across America. But can a movement with no driver steer itself…

Dominant Finance Capital Institutions
The Greanville Post Yesterday at 16:07
By Stephen Lendman
Issue one for Occupy Wall Street protesters across America and others in Europe and the Middle East is stopping the international banking cliques  so money power returns to public hands where it belongs.

“Get off that Net. It’s Cognitive Dissonance Week!”
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:01 Kathleen Wallace Peine
My iphone usually does a good job reminding me of important things, like holidays, birthdays and such, but I’m not sure how come it didn’t alert me of Cognitive Dissonance Week, exhibited, if not exactly celebrated, during the last 7 days.

A Clear Message for Occupy Wall Street
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 15:59 Rand Clifford
In the late Douglas Adams’ masterpiece of wit, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything is: 42.

“The Occupied Wall Street Journal, Issue 2″
MRZine.org Yesterday at 15:28
‘If there is one thing I know, it’s that the 1% loves a crisis.’ — Naomi Klein

Occupy Wall Street and Occupy the Fed Are Two Sides of the Same Coin
GlobalResearch.ca Yesterday at 15:15
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Why the Occupied Wall Street Movement Scares the Democratic Party
GlobalResearch.ca Yesterday at 15:07
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Occupy Wall Street: We Danced Waiting for the Police Who Never Came
GlobalResearch.ca Yesterday at 15:02
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Anti-Wall Street protesters rally in Norfolk, Virginia
World Socialist Web Site Yesterday at 14:20
Around 100 supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement demonstrated on Saturday in downtown Norfolk, just outside of the local Bank of America headquarters.

New York: Kentucky college students send delegation to Wall Street protest
World Socialist Web Site Yesterday at 14:20
A contingent of over 40 students from Berea College in Kentucky arrived by bus in New York City Saturday to participate in the ongoing Wall Street protests after raising thousands of dollars from the student body and supporters.

Occupy Wall Street Emerges as “First Populist Movement” on the Left Since the 1930s
Democracy Now! Yesterday at 13:22
As the ‘Occupy’ movement expand from the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest in New York City throughout the United States, we look its historical significance.

Occupy Wall Street Spreads: 32 Arrested in Iowa; Right-Wing Editor Infiltrates D.C. Anti-Drone Protest
Democracy Now! Yesterday at 13:16
Protests inspired by the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ encampment in New York City continued to expand this weekend with protests taking place in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, San Francisco and Oakland, among others.

Protests building momentum as they enter fourth week
World Socialist Web SiteYesterday at 09:20
The anti-Wall Street protests continued to spread over the weekend, with plans for actions in more than a thousand cities both in the US and internationally.

OpEds: Occupy Wall Street and the Democratic Party
The Greanville Post Yesterday at 06:09
By Bill Van Auken, WSWS.ORG, a socialist organization
8 October 2011

Protests building momentum as they enter fourth week
World Socialist Web Site Yesterday at 09:20
The anti-Wall Street protests continued to spread over the weekend, with plans for actions in more than a thousand cities both in the US and internationally.

A Little Off the Top—Some Clear Message for Occupy Wall Street
The Greanville Post Yesterday at 05:48
By Rand Clifford

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Posted 11th October 2011 by InI in category Capitalism, USA

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