Occupy Wall Street & the World Newslinks 20-21 October 2011

21 October 2011 — williambowles.info

21 October 2011
Wall Street and Student Debt Foregiveness
GlobalResearch.ca Today at 11:21
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Long Beach, California: Anti-Wall Street protesters speak out
World Socialist Web Site Today at 10:23
Calling themselves Occupy Long Beach, protesters assembled Saturday, October 15, in Lincoln Park, in the vicinity of the city’s World Trade Center.

The Bullet: Occupy Actions: From Wall Street to a Campus Near You?
Socialist Project Today at 09:00
The Occupy Wall Street movement and the mobilizations of the ‘indignant’ in Europe have sparked solidarity actions in many places around the world. October 15, 2011 was a massive day of action that included over 60 marches in Spain, a huge demonstration of over 100,000 in Rome and Occupy actions in cities and towns across North America and in many other places.

Chris Hedges’ Teach-In at Occupy Wall Street Q&A: Nonviolence is your best weapon
Dandelion Salad Today at 04:00
with Chris Hedges Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Oct. 20, 2011 freespeech108 on Oct 19, 2011 Part 2 of Chris Hedges teach-in at Occupy Wall Street on October 9th, 2011. Here, Hedges answers questions regarding: How movements succeed, Who to vote for in the upcoming elections, and Why it is imperative to maintain a leaderless movement. […]

­‘Hope invested in Obama will end up in museum of lost hope’
Russiatoday.ru Today at 03:29
With the Occupy Wall Street movement showing no sign of abating, author and blogger James Kunstler told RT he believes President Obama is a hostage to big business – and the mainstream media’s double standards will push…

20 October 2011

Occupy Wall Street – Commercializing the Revolution
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 22:53
Could the Occupy Wall Street trademark be on its way to becoming a successful business trick?

What’s New: #OWS, a debate on left politics and strategy
Socialist Project Yesterday at 20:30
Since the beginning of Occupy Wall Street, voices from across the spectrum, both friendly and otherwise, have accused it of vagueness, incoherence, and demanded it produce some kind of program for the public to inspect. At Jacobin, our concerns are slightly different. We have lamented the absence of political debate within the movement.

Charles Hugh Smith on the Occupy Wall Street (#OWS) Movement
ampedstatus.org Yesterday at 20:10
Here are some notes on the Occupy Wall Street movement, based partly on some ‘insider’ contacts. I am honored to have long been in email correspondence with David DeGraw of AmpedStatus. As a result of our mutual support society/correspondence, I am also honored to be included in an email group of people I consider the leading lights in the movement to restore democracy and fiscal sanity to this nation, people like Matt Taibbi, Barry Ritholtz, William Black, Max Keiser, Dylan Ratigan, Karl Denninger, Yves Smith, Michael Hudson, Nomi Prins, David Cay Johnston, Paul Craig Roberts, ‘George Washington’ and Tyler Durden, to name some whose work you have probably read.

­‘Wall Street is directly responsible for US unemployment’
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 19:39
As the Occupy Wall Street movement continues its protests on US streets, the American Jobs Alliance executive director hails them for pinpointing the source of their troubles.

What ‘Diversity of Tactics’ Really Means for #OccupyWallStreet
By Nathan Schneider, Waging NonViolence
Even as Occupy Wall Street shapes the public conversation about high finance, political corruption, and the distribution of wealth, it has also raised anew questions about how resistance movements in general should operate. I want to consider one of the matters that I’ve returned to over the past month, as I’ve watched the occupation up close and its means of making its presence felt on the streets of New York and in the media

Occupy Wall Street Thursday 10.20.11
The Wild Wild Left – Front Page Yesterday at 17:15

Obama is full of Wall Street money
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 17:04
Barack Obama has remained mostly mum regarding Occupy Wall Street, but did tell reporters that he understands the frustration at ‘how our financial system works.’ Bank industry bigwigs, however, have donated more to…

Clinton and Bush next targets for Occupy protesters
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 16:32
If you thought that the Occupy Wall Street protesters would stop at bankers, think again. At an event outside of Vancouver, British Columbia today, demonstrators are preparing to go after former US Presidents George W…

Resurrection Cities
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:02
The 99% will convene a National Convention in Philadelphia, so that’s the good news. Where America was born, they will try to bring her back to life, save her from this deepening degradation.

Class War: It’s About Time
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:01
Whenever murmurs among the people indicate growing awareness that they are paying an exorbitant price in order to enrich a tiny minority, the terrified cry of ‘class war’ is raised by the poor huddled masses of billionaires, millionaires and their corporate servants in politics and media. This contradicts the fictional notion that there are no classes in American society, that we are all ‘middle class’ and oh, a few unfortunates are poor but that’s only temporary. As soon as their investments pay off they too will arrive at the exalted status of ‘middle’. That would be right after the Easter bunny delivers chocolate covered Tooth Fairies to all the little boys and girls.

Democratic Learning/Action Communities
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:00
Occupy Wall Street gatherings on October 15 at around 1500 sites in some 80 countries revealed a global uprising for building democratic learning and action communities. People were joyous to be together in streets and parks, on church steps, outside banks, and elsewhere—playing music, chanting, and exercising their freedoms. They sat in circles, paraded around with bands, and fed each other in dramatic outpourings of anger, aspiration, feelings, energy, humor, yearning, and wisdom.

Occupy! More reports from the frontline: Wellington, Dublin, Canada, US cities
Links – International journal of socialist renewal Yesterday at 07:59

The Soup Kitchen. On Being a “Bad” Mother. Why I’m part of the 99 percent.
The Wild Wild Left – Front Page Yesterday at 04:46
In 2003, I was a few days past my 40th birthday, out of work, a writer who couldn’t seem to get published, a mother who didn’t have custody of her children, a woman who frequently did not eat meals because she was completely out of money. Did I mention my two advanced college degrees? Did I mention my feminist faith in self-sufficiency? Did I mention how difficult it was to maintain my dignity, let alone faith, in the face of failure?

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