Occupy Wall Street & the World Newslinks 24-25 October 2011

25 October 2011 — williambowles.info

25 October 2011
Brutal arrests at Occupy Oakland
Russiatoday.ruToday at 16:31
Police officers in Oakland, California arrested upwards of 75 protesters early this morning as they launched a crackdown on participants in the local Occupy Wall Street offshoot.

Richard Cohen: OWS isn’t Anti-Semitic–Just Clueless, Repugnant
Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting Today at 16:17
Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen (10/24/11), tipped off by at least one of his Post colleagues, decided to pay a visit to Liberty Plaza to see the festival of anti-Semitism firsthand. Lo and behold, he found none:

Meet the Press Panel: From GE to Morgan Stanley
Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting Today at 16:05
There’s an old joke about how the pundit spectrum in corporate media debates goes from GE all the way to GM. On Sunday’s Meet the Press, viewers got a chance to see that joke come to life.

Goldman Sachs v. Occupy Wall Street: A Greg Palast Investigation
Democracy Now! Today at 13:34
A controversy in the banking community has arisen around the Occupy Wall Street movement. Greg Palast investigates the story behind Goldman Sachs’ recent decision to pull out of a fundraiser for the Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union in New York City after it learned the event was honoring the protesters at Occupy Wall Street. The investment bank withdrew its name from the fundraiser and also canceled a $5,000 pledge. Was the $5,000 a Goldman Sachs donation or actually American taxpayer bail-out money Goldman set aside for community banks?

Dozens Arrested at Occupy Oakland as Police Raid Encampment, Tear Down Tents
Democracy Now! Today at 13:26
Oakland police stormed the Occupy Oakland protest encampment outside City Hall just before 5:00 a.m. PDT. Police lobbed flash grenades and reportedly fired tear gas. Initial reports say at least 70 people have been arrested and the police tore apart the protest camp. We get a live report from the park by legal observer Marcus Kryshka. Nearly 2,500 people have now been arrested in protests since the start of Occupy Wall Street movement on September 17. [includes rush transcript]

From Tahrir to Wall Street: Egyptian Revolutionary Asmaa Mahfouz Speaks at Occupy Wall Street
Democracy Now! Today at 13:11
Occupy Wall Street received a surprise visit Monday from several leading Egyptian activists, including 26-year-old Asmaa Mahfouz. She is one of the founders of the April 6 Youth Movement, which is the group credited with helping to organize the January 25 protests that eventually toppled the regime of former president Hosni Mubarak. Prior to the protest in January, Mahfouz recorded a YouTube video urging people to fill Tahrir Square. Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman spoke to her at Occupy Wall Street. ‘Many of U.S. residents were in solidarity with us,’ Mahfouz said. ‘I am here to be in solidarity and support the Wall Street Occupy protesters, to say to them, ’the power to the people,’ and to keep it on and on, and they will succeed in the end.’ [includes rush transcript]

Stepped-up repression against anti-Wall Street protesters
World Socialist Web Site Today at 09:42
The response of the US government to the spread of anti-Wall Street protests in the US and internationally has been a marked increase in police repression and intimidation.

Deepening OWS ties to labor
Recent articles from SocialistWorker.org Today at 06:00
The Occupy Wall Street protest movement is continuing to relate to the struggles of working-class New Yorkers.

OWS demand introduction of “Robin Hood” tax
Russiatoday.ru Today at 05:41
Occupy Wall Street activists have called for worldwide protests ahead of Saturday’s G20 summit in France, demanding that the G20 leaders introduce a ‘Robin Hood’ tax on high-finance transactions and currency trades by…

Occupy Wall Street: Problems of the dialectics of diversity, uniformity, and unity by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.
Dandelion Salad Today at 05:17
by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D. Guest Writer Dandelion Salad October 21, 2011 A brief note on the origins of the protests Occupy Wall Street (OWS) and the related protests have been centered around the rage of the unemployed, poor, those burdened with exorbitant amounts of student loans in the most expensive higher education system in the […]

24 October 2011
The Granny Peace Brigade Stands Their Ground by Jill Dalton

Dandelion Salad Yesterday at 23:28
by Jill Dalton Guest Writer Dandelion Salad Oct. 21, 2011 On Tuesday I found this information on the Occupy Wall Street website and was intrigued. Trust me these dames have been around the block more than once and good for them. ‘Six years ago, 18 women attempted to enlist in the U.S. Military at the […]

Occupy Wall Street Visited by Joel S. Hirschhorn
Dandelion Salad Yesterday at 21:39
by Joel S. Hirschhorn Featured Writer Dandelion Salad http://www.foavc.org October 18, 2011 Last Saturday while in New York City I went downtown to visit the Occupy Wall Street group and also ended up walking in their protest march around big bank buildings. A terrific experience with a huge group chanting things like ‘Banks got bailed […]

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