Occupy Wall Street Newslinks 6-7 October 2011

7 October 2011 — williambowles.info

Todos contra Wall Street
Recent articles from SocialistWorker.org Tomorrow at 02:20 Lee Sustar
El apoyo sindical a Ocupa Wall Street puede dar al movimiento un nuevo poder social.

Occupy Wall Street: Actor Mark Ruffalo Shares His First-Person Account of the Movement
ampedstatus.org Today at 09:51
It was great to see Mark spending quality time at Liberty Park. He gives an excellent summation of what this movement is all about:

The Bullet: Occupy Wall Street: Why Bother the Bankers?
Socialist Project Today at 09:00
When he ran for president in 1948, Harry Truman complained of the ‘blood-suckers of Wall Street,’ an unkind characterization of the upstanding bankers and financiers who manage America’s money so brilliantly.

Democrats blame China, not Wall Street
World Socialist Web Site Today at 08:58
The Senate is preparing to pass legislation that would mandate a US trade war with China.

Anti-Wall Street protests spread across the US
World Socialist Web Site Today at 08:58
With anti-Wall Street protests spreading to over 100 US cities and towns, President Obama cynically sought to exploit the expressions of social anger as a vehicle for his reelection bid.

Portland: “The government does not represent the people”
World Socialist Web Site Today at 08:58
In one of the largest protests in Portland in years, thousands of demonstrators converged on Water Front Park in sympathy with the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Discussion: Left critiques of Occupy Wall Street — How did I get here? By know-it-all subtraction?
Links – International journal of socialist renewal Today at 07:28 normd

Wall Street Spirit (Music Video by Dan Bull)
ampedstatus.org Today at 07:00

How to Save the U.S. Labor Movement
The Greanville Post Today at 07:00
July 07, 2011 
By Shamus Cooke 
Will Obama’s new promises in 2012 fool labor leaders once again or will they engage in self-deception? Sadly, the nation’s largest teachers union, the NEA, has pledged to support Obama’s next campaign.

Archives: Fake Debt Crisis Strikes Blow at Safety Net

What Do They Want? Justice
The Greanville Post Today at 06:00
October 6, 2011
By Robert Scheer

Occupy comes to your town
Recent articles from SocialistWorker.org Today at 06:00 Elizabeth Schulte
The message of Occupy Wall Street–that it’s time for the bosses to pay–is contagious, so it’s no surprise activists are duplicating it around the U.S.

Occupy Main Street
The Greanville Post Today at 05:06
October 6, 2011 by legitgov
By Michael Rectenwald 
The movement must utterly reject all ties to the Democratic Party, including its boosters, apologists, ginger groups and union surrogates. These can be spotted by their suggestions and deflections. Do they call on the removal of greed and a character change of individuals, or do they reject a system that necessarily promotes and rewards greed? Do they point to the other political party as the culprit, or to the Federal Reserve, or do they recognize the complicity of the entire political and economic establishment in the conditions that obtain for the vast majority? Do they appeal to and petition the lords and masters for mercy, or do they work to mobilize the vast majority for a showdown against them?’

How #OccupyWallStreet Is Evolving and Gaining Power
The Greanville Post Today at 01:43

6 October 2011

‘Police reaction benefits protesters’
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 22:26
The police reaction in New York, where pepper spray and batons have been used against thousands of ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters, brings a lot of attention to the issue and advances the protesters’ goals, believes…

Russia Today, “Unions Join ‘Occupy Wall Street’: Interview with Mike Elk”
MRZine.org Yesterday at 22:15
Mike Elk: There are a number of comparisons between the two [the ‘Arab Spring’ and Occupy Wall Street]. In the protests in the Middle East you had people protesting for a number of reasons. . . .

ARCHIVES: The Great Bi-Partisan Deception
The Greanville Post Yesterday at 21:32
February 17, 2010 
Articles you should have read the first time around, but missed.
By Shamus Cooke 

Wall Street protest achievements ‘fascinating’
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 18:39
US citizens are angry with their government for favoring banks while doing little to help the people, as they have been rallying for more than two weeks. And, as ex-Wall Street executive Richard Eskow told RT,

Report from the Frontlines: Police Attack Protesters, 28 #OccupyWallStreet Arrests (Videos)
ampedstatus.org Yesterday at 18:20
By David DeGraw
We had huge crowds at Liberty Park last night. So big that police had to shutdown and block off the the streets north and south of the park. We decided to gather people together and march to Wall Street later into the night. It seems every time we have a massive crowd, Mike Moore shows up a little later. He helped us rally people to start the march. Once we got to the barricades near Wall Street and things began to get intense, Moore was nowhere to be found, he vanished into the night.

Naomi Klein: Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Controversy Shows How Wall Street Is Occupying U.S. Gov’t
Democracy Now! Yesterday at 13:54mail
Last month, award-winning journalist and author Naomi Klein was in Washington, D.C., where she was arrested along with more than 1,000 people in two-week campaign of civil disobedience outside the White House against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from Canada’s tar sands field to Gulf Coast refineries.

Naomi Klein: Protesters Are Seeking Change in the Streets Because It Won’t Come From the Ballot Box
Democracy Now! Yesterday at 13:42
Among the thousands at last night’s Occupy Wall Street protest here in New York City was award-winning journalist and author Naomi Klein. She is the author of the bestselling book, ‘The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.’

“We Are the 99%”: Voices From the Occupy Wall Street March
Democracy Now! Yesterday at 13:33
People of all ages and backgrounds were on hand for Wednesday’s Occupy Wall Street march that drew tens of thousands into the streets in downtown New York City. Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman reports from the street to bring you some of their voices.

Decrying Debt and Budget Cuts, Students Stage Walk-Out to Join Growing Occupy Wall Street Movement
Democracy Now! Yesterday at 13:26mail@democracynow.org (Democracy Now!)
Students made up a large contingent of Wednesday’s march in support of Occupy Wall Street. A national day of student walk-outs was held to protest budget cuts and to show support for Occupy Wall Street.

Occupy Wall Street March Gets Massive Turnout; 28 Arrested in Police Crackdown
Democracy Now! Yesterday at 13:13
Labor unions and students joined the growing Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City on Wednesday in the largest march since the protest began 20 days ago.