Occupy Wall Street & the World Newslinks 18-19 October 2011

19 October 2011 — williambowles.info

19 October 2011

Occupy Wall Street protesters raise nearly $500,000
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 07:55

A victory for the outraged
Recent articles from SocialistWorker.org Today at 06:00
The huge day of action October 15 inspired by Occupy Wall Street was the first global protest against those responsible for the economic crisis.

Rage Against Wall Street Crooks
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts)Today at 04:01

“Don’t Let Me Get Me!” OWS Kabuki.
The Wild Wild Left – Front Page Today at 03:01
We need to talk. Seriously. I shit thee not.

18 October 2011

Romney-backer is biggest Occupy Wall Street donor
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 20:03
Ex-banker Robert S Halper says he is ‘a little A.D.D.’ with his philanthropy. Though he’s reached the cap on contributions to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, that hasn’t stopped the giving — he pledged $20,000 to…

Attention Fox News, Reuters: Mitt Romney Is Funding OWS!
Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting Yesterday at 19:10
The New York Times has an interesting profile today (10/18/11) of a retired Wall Street trader named Robert Halper who, it turns out, made an early donation to Adbusters to help with the Occupy Wall Street movement:

#OWS Interview: Prosecute the Wall Street Mafia! Bill Black, Dylan Ratigan & David DeGraw on the Destruction of the Rule of Law
ampedstatus.org Yesterday at 18:39
When it comes to prosecuting the lead players involved in the fraudulent financial activities that have led to the destruction of our economy, the Obama Administration, loaded with Wall Street campaign contributions and led by major financial firm operatives such as Tim Geithner and Bill Daley, has delivered empty rhetoric and minimal action.

Much Respect to the Mighty Sha! United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Shamar Thomas Schools NYPD on Police Brutality: “These Are Peaceful US Citizens! There Is No Honor In This!”
ampedstatus.org Yesterday at 18:21
The Mighty Sha, as I affectionately call him, has a new video, which is going viral as we type, featuring his verbal schooling of the NYPD in defense of the #OWS movement concerning police brutality against peaceful protesters.

We are not your human resources
The Greanville PostYesterday at 18:00
DAVID MICHAEL GREEN

Buffalo: “This movement does not support the current political system”
World Socialist Web Site Yesterday at 17:22
On October 15, hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters gathered for a second week at Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo, New York.

Portland, Oregon: “A democracy run by the wealthy is a plutocracy”
World Socialist Web Site Yesterday at 17:22
Several blocks of demonstrators marched through the downtown core of Portland, Oregon Saturday with Occupy Portland in opposition to Wall Street and the war in Afghanistan

Seattle: “The Democratic Party is not doing anything for the people”
World Socialist Web Site Yesterday at 17:22
A reporter for the WSWS spoke to protesters at Westlake Plaza on Friday, the day after Seattle police forcibly arrested a group of protesters who had erected a tent in the park in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protest.

Obama, Martin Luther King and the Occupy Wall Street protests
World Socialist Web Site Yesterday at 17:22
One day after hundreds of thousands of people around the world demonstrated against inequality and the domination of society by the banks, President Barack Obama invoked the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. to preach the ‘common humanity’ of the oppressor and the oppressed.

The Greeks Are Being Unfairly Maligned by Global Financiers: The Truth Is Very Different
The Greanville Post Yesterday at 17:06
By Lynn Parramore, AlterNet 
Greece is again illuminating the path for humanity. Few people have fought so hard as the brave Greeks to get rid of tyranny—from ancient times to our epoch.

JP Morgan Chase Donates $4.6 Million To NYPD On Eve Of Protests
The Greanville Post Yesterday at 16:22
ARCHIVES: Articles you should have read the first time around, but missed.

The Occupy Outposts
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:0
1 of 1,500.
That’s the rough ballpark estimate, anyway, around 1,500 protests that have organically blossomed in response to the central Occupy group near Wall Street.

The Beginning Is Near
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:00
The anti-Wall Street protest has often resembled a street party. In occupied Liberty Park, people banged on drums, danced, performed mime, even dangled donuts to bait cops.

Why I “Assaulted” Defense Chief Leon Panetta
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:00
‘Assault? Who – or what – did I assault??’ I asked the police officer incredulously as I sat in his office at the police station, handcuffed to the wall. ‘Well, looks like it was Leon Panetta himself,’ the officer responded as he flipped through a pile of paperwork.

Occupy Wall Street enters second month amid global protests
World Socialist Web Site Yesterday at 15:22
The Occupy Wall Street protest marked its one month anniversary in Lower Manhattan Monday as demonstrations spread worldwide.

Occupy Wall Street Tuesday 10.18.11
The Wild Wild Left – Front Page Yesterday at 15:40

Wall Street protesters refresh presidential campaign
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 14:49

The #OccupyWallStreet Praying Man
ampedstatus.org Yesterday at 11:20
There are so many powerful and inspiring videos covering #OWS, it’s hard to keep track of them. This is one of a man silently reciting a prayer in the middle of Wall Street just before being arrested. As he was being cuffed and put into a police car, people asked him for his name, but he never spoke.

Cenk Uygur at OWS: ‘Obama Is the Establishment’
ampedstatus.org Yesterday at 10:44
The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur stopped in Lower Manhattan on Monday to report from the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests on what was officially it’s one-month anniversary.

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