8 October 2011 — williambowles.info
8 October 2011
Occupy Wall Street and the Democratic Party
World Socialist Web Site Today at 10:43
As the Occupy Wall Street protest enters its fourth week, the movement confronts increasingly sharp political pressures and choices that center on what its relationship will be to the Democratic Party.
Plans for anti-Wall Street protests spread across US and globally
World Socialist Web Site Today at 10:43
Anti-Wall Street protests continued to spread yesterday to cities across the US, with protests also being planned globally in more than 15 countries.
America rises to battle fat cats
Russiatoday.ru Today at 09:55
As the Occupy Wall Street movement grows in America, campaigners are getting the idea that they are battling the wealthy minority of their own population that has adjusted the country’s legislation to their own benefit,…
Krugman: Confronting the Malefactors
The Greanville Post Today at 06:00
By PAUL KRUGMAN, The New York Times
Editor’s Note: We’re not ingrates. We appreciate Paul Krugman’s analysis and his good intentions concerning the #Occupy Wall Street phenomenon but we feel that he, too, shortchanges, perhaps unwittingly, the potential of this movement and its demands. His call for the Democrats to ‘come home’ and become the party they pretend to be, is woefully misguided. The man, for all his brilliance, is simply ignorant or blind to the systemic dynamic fueling these developments. For if OWS is quickly (and cheaply) appeased and essentially bought off by a momentary wave of concessions from the system—which may very well happen as there’s a confluence of forces pulling in that direction (including the fact that Obama and the treasonous Democrats want to get re-elected), the whole experiment will have been wasted. It’s too late for mere reforms, the crisis is radical in nature, and no short-term liberal bandaid is likely to turn the tide.—PG
There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear, but we may, at long last, be seeing the rise of a popular movement that, unlike the Tea Party, is angry at the right people.
Dear MoveOn.org: We Would Like to Take This Moment to Say ‘Fuck Off’ – Truly, #OccupyWallStreet
The Greanville Post Today at 04:58G
The danger of co-optation from getting into bed with Democratic party appendages is growing by the minute, and the pressure will intensify as the system deploys harsher repressive measures to snuff it out. The heart of the dilemma is how can unions and [established] political organizations and politicians lend support to Occupy Wall Street without killing it?
7 October 2011
US turmoil: Mayor Bloomberg lashes out at protesters
Russiatoday.ru Today at 03:53
The ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests are gaining momentum and have spread to more than a dozen cities across the US. The protesters have come under attack by politicians, with NY mayor Michael Bloomberg claiming they are…
Occupy Wall Street – The camp organization
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 22:50
Accused of being anarchist and disorganized, the Occupy Wall Street encampment is far from chaotic.
The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur supports Occupy Wall Street protest
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 22:12
It has taken weeks, but the mainstream media has finally focused their cameras — at least some of them — on the Occupy Wall Street movement. Journalist Cenk Uygur, however, says they aren’t doing all they could.
Charles Andrews, “Occupy Wall Street: Search Party for a New Equality in What We Have, What We Do”
MRZine.org Yesterday at 19:54
Occupy Wall Street is like an advance search party, scouting the terrain held by an enemy who blocks our march to a new land.
Is Glenn Beck Back at Fox News Channel?
Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting Yesterday at 19:45 Peter Hart
It sounded like it, but it was just Bill O’Reilly channeling Beck’s Soros/MoveOn/Big Labor paranoia, minus the chalkboard:
The Nation, ISO seek to channel Wall Street protests back to the Democratic Party
World Socialist Web Site Yesterday at 18:57
The Nation magazine and the International Socialist Organization are intervening in the Wall Street protests to prevent the emergence of a movement in opposition to the Democratic Party and capitalism.
Chris Hedges at October2011 Occupy DC: The Corporate State is in Trouble
Dandelion Salad Yesterday at 18:56
with Chris Hedges Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Oct. 7, 2011 TheAlyonaShow on Oct 6, 2011 Between Occupy Wall Street, in New York, and the other cities it’s spread to, as well as the October 2011 movement that just began here in D.C, something seems to be happening in this country. Earlier at Freedom Plaza Chris […]
“Occupy Wall Street” arrests – strategic attack
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 17:45
Echoes from the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests have reached the US capital as crowds march through downtown Washington DC. Activist Yotam Marom was arrested in downtown Manhattan and shared his views with RT.
Tomasky’s Liberal Education
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:01 Clifton Ross
The ‘Occupy’ movement is only beginning and already the liberals are giving it instructions for how to make its way through traffic.
Occupy Wall Street: Surrounding the Bull
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:00 Linh Dinh
Hundreds of cops, some on horsebacks, are now protecting Wall Street 24 hours a day. At Bowling Green Park, they have also blocked access to the Merryll Lynch bull. To be warmed by the methane gas of a healthy market, no doubt, a group of New York’s Finest gathered near their sacred bovine’s digestive exit, just below its up-lashing tail.
Occupy Wall Street Protesters Sue New York City
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:00 Rady Ananda
After the New York Police Dept. arrested over 700 protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge last Saturday, six of those arrested filed a class action lawsuit on Oct. 4, alleging constitutional violations for intentional entrapment and false arrest.