Occupy Wall Street and then the World Newslinks 7-10 November 2011

10 November 2011 — williambowles.info

10 November 2011
Introducing the Robin Hood tax
Links – International journal of socialist renewal Today at 13:09
Notes from a talk at Occupy Wellington on October 29, 2011, to coincide with the #RobinHood global march By Grant Brookes, Tax Justice Campaign (New Zealand)
The campaign for a Robin Hood tax began a little over 18 months ago with a little-noticed launch in London. Supporters from a handful of British charities, faith groups and trade unions projected images onto the Bank of England, in an effort to lobby the British government to introduce a new tax on banks to tackle poverty and climate change. Today, it has become a global movement.

Occupy the Press
In These Times Today at 10:00
So here’s the question: Despite the media’s appalling coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement, is a more sustained and sustainable assault on the injustices of corporate capitalism gaining a foothold?

The unions weigh in for Occupy
Recent articles from SocialistWorker.org Today at 06:00
The November 17 national day of action promises to be the biggest union show of union support yet for Occupy Wall Street.

The new challenge to inequality
Recent articles from SocialistWorker.org Today at 06:00
A veteran of the 1960s anti-poverty movement says the Occupy struggle is lifting the shroud from the lives of poor people.

The aspirations of Occupy Wall Street
Recent articles from SocialistWorker.org Today at 06:00
The Occupy movement is starting from a systemic critique and gradually building its way toward local demands and specific political forms.

Occupying America: Sowing the Seeds of a Second American Revolution
The Greanville Post Today at 00:56
By Lori Spencer ||  ThisCantBeHappening!
‘There are combustibles in every state which a spark might set fire to.’

9 November 2011
Thank Obama for the Occupy Wall Street Movement

The Greanville Post Yesterday at 23:42
By BAR executive editor Glen Ford
The anti-Wall Street slogans and rhetoric have their own logic and dynamic that should – in struggle and over time – push aside left-liberal pabulum and weak reformist nostrums that cannot possibly even begin to contain, much less defeat, the hegemonic power of massed capital.

Peter Ranis, “Occupy Wall Street: An Opening to Worker-Occupation of Factories and Enterprises in the U.S.”
MRZine.org Yesterday at 23:00
It should not be lost on the OWS movement that the watchword for Argentine workers recuperating their factories was ‘Occupy, Resist, and Produce!’

The moral crisis of modern capitalism
The Greanville Post Yesterday at 22:35
Even conservative idol William F. Buckley took issue with ‘executive plunder.’ Can fairness be restored? BY JOHN PAUL ROLLERT, NEW DEAL 2.0

Occupy “Fuck off and die!” Oakland
The Wild Wild Left – Front Page Yesterday at 21:10
Un-fucking-believable.
Occupy Oakland has voted to deposit $20,000 with Wells Fargo Bank — just days after Occupy protesters shattered windows of one of the bank’s downtown Oakland branches during the group’s attempt to stage a general strike in the embattled East Bay city.

Tom Friedman: Wall Street Will Save Us From Wall Street
Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting Yesterday at 19:34
New York Times columnist Tom Friedman (11/9/11) went to India in order to appreciate how the grassroots movement to stamp out political corruption there is superior to Occupy Wall Street.

Fawke ’em Occupy Wall Street W 11.09.11
The Wild Wild Left – Front Page Yesterday at 17:12
For more Info & latest updates, DAILY editions in this series can be found HERE

Occupy protesters face more arrests, threats to encampments
World Socialist Web Site Yesterday at 13:49
Anti-Wall Street protesters across the US and Canada continue to face police harassment, arrests and threats to their encampments.

Occupy Los Angeles: “Obama promised us hope and change, and we got war and poverty instead.”
World Socialist Web Site Yesterday at 13:49
The Occupy Los Angeles movement has entered its second month, with several hundred protesters encamped next to city hall.

Bank Transfer Day: Kristen Christian on How She Inspired Mass Exodus From Big Banks to Credit Unions
Democracy Now! Yesterday at 13:48
Protests were held across the country Saturday to mark Bank Transfer Day, a campaign to move accounts from big banks into community banks or credit unions.

Random Thoughts / Open Thread
The Wild Wild Left – Front Page Yesterday at 13:24
YAAAAAAAAY! Mississippi’s eggs are people law (read – women are incubators even if we have to die to do so) did NOT pass. Women are born with 2 million eggs. If that law passed, I would petition, that has their guardian, I should have the right to vote in their stead. Yep – give us 2 million votes each. Until men get sperm-as-people laws passed, imprisoning them for jacking off? They only get one vote. Heh.

Lessons from the 1960s for the 99 Percent
In These TimesYesterday at 10:00
The Occupy phenomenon has radically changed the conversation. But while Occupy Wall Street has inspired Occupiers in cities throughout the country–and the world–this is not yet a mass movement.

Put the boot into this crisis ridden Government!
Socialist Resistance Yesterday at 09:18
The vote by UNISON, Britain’s biggest union, to take strike action on November 30 in defence of pension rights, with 245,358 in favour and 70,253 against, put the strike on course to be the most important such action for a generation. It is now by far the most significant initiative in the fight against the coalition cuts. It means that the around three million workers will be taking action on that day.

Occupy America by Michael Parenti
Dandelion Salad Yesterday at 08:52
by Michael Parenti Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Michael Parenti Blog http://www.michaelparenti.org Nov. 9, 2011 Beginning with Occupy Wall Street in September 2011, a protest movement spread across the United States to 70 major cities and hundreds of other communities. Similar actions emerged in scores of other nations. For the first two weeks, the corporate-owned mainstream […]

Occupy Melbourne: Dare to share teddy bears picnic
Green Left Weekly issue #782 Yesterday at 06:47
Across the planet 800 million people suffer from hunger and malnutrition, 1.1 billion people do not have access to clean drinking water and, every hour, 1200 children die from preventable diseases. In Australia the number living in poverty is 2.2 million, while homelessness is at 100,000. Currently, in Victoria funding is being cut to 9000 ‘take a break’ occasional care places, impacting on shift workers, single parents and families in crisis. Meanwhile the 1% continues to grow richer.

Guerrilla librarians in our midst
Recent articles from SocialistWorker.org Yesterday at 06:00
A library was one of the first things Occupy Wall Street activists organized–and that’s been repeated in city after city.

A movement that’s here to stay
Recent articles from SocialistWorker.org Yesterday at 06:00
With a November 17 day of action one week away, Occupy camps are under attack by police and the media–but the movement has changed U.S. politics for good.

A letter from Cairo to the Occupy movement
Recent articles from SocialistWorker.org Yesterday at 06:00
Egyptian revolutionaries, inspired by the success of Occupy Wall Street, are asking U.S. activists to help defend their revolution.

Indian communists on challenges for the Arab Spring and the American Autumn; Revolt of the 99 per cent
Links – International journal of socialist renewal Yesterday at 01:11
By the Communist Party of India (Marxist Leninist) Liberation
November 7, 2011 — ML Update — It was Iraq in 2006. It is Libya today in 2011. In 2006, the administration of US President George Bush had celebrated the conquest of Iraq by exhibiting the mutilated body of Saddam Hussein as a prized trophy.

8 November 2011
Occupy Systemic Change

Michael Hudson 08/11/2011 at 23:45
Hudson with Lauren Lyster, discussing shocking new census poverty figures and the coming change.

Occupy Wall Street plans march to Washington
Russiatoday.ru 08/11/2011 at 18:37
The Occupy Wall Street protests may have already spread to cities across the world, but the movement’s next major migration will be easy to see if you’re on the East Coast anytime soon. Protesters are taking the…

Chicago Board of Trade
Dissident Voice 08/11/2011 at 16:00
I wonder what it’s like to be part of the 9 or so percent who think they are part of the 1 percent but don’t want to admit they are part of the 99 percent?

Fawke ’em Occupy Wall Street Tu 11.08.11
The Wild Wild Left – Front Page 08/11/2011 at 15:53
For more Info & latest updates, DAILY editions in this series can be found HERE

OCCUPY FORT BENNING – Shut Down the School of the Americas
GlobalResearch.ca 08/11/2011 at 15:32
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

The MF Global collapse, the Democratic Party and Wall Street
The Greanville Post 08/11/2011 at 14:24
By BARRY GREY, WSWS.ORG
Corzine’s troubles will complicate the cynical attempts by Obama and the Democrats to appropriate the anti-Wall Street anger expressed in the Occupy movement and channel it behind the Obama reelection campaign

First arrests in Occupy Detroit protest
World Socialist Web Site 08/11/2011 at 14:11
Police arrested two supporters of Occupy Detroit at Wayne State University last week during a videotaping of New York Stock Exchange CEO Duncan Niederauer.

Voices From the Occupations
In These Times 08/11/2011 at 10:00
The Occupy protesters have been ridiculed by the press, celebrated by the left, and reviled by the right–but rarely allowed to speak for themselves.

Views in brief
Recent articles from SocialistWorker.org 08/11/2011 at 06:00
Why we chose ‘(un)Occupy’ | Unions up against the wall | Behind the scrapped Greek referendum | Watching Occupy from Australia | Making Occupy more inclusive

Reports of Occupy: 11/8
Recent articles from SocialistWorker.org 08/11/2011 at 06:00
Look here for regularly updated news of the Occupy movement. In this round-up: Portland, Ore.

Occupy everywhere
Recent articles from SocialistWorker.org 08/11/2011 at 06:00
Occupy Wall Street is giving expression to the accumulated discontent that has been seething below the surface of society.

Reports of Occupy: 11/7
Recent articles from SocialistWorker.org 08/11/2011 at 01:37
Look here for regularly updated news of the Occupy movement. In this round-up: November 2 solidarity actions in Boston, Asheville, N.C., and Austin, and a report from Providence.

7 November 2011
Protester shot by cops at Occupy Oakland General Strike (VIDEO)

Russiatoday.ru 07/11/2011 at 19:51
The video of an Occupy Oakland protester shot by police has been made available, showing perhaps the most outrageous act of overzealous law enforcement action in the weeks since the movement began.

More arrests made at protest camp
Morning Star 07/11/2011 at 17:20
Police arrested another five protesters at Atlanta’s Woodruff park today, following a weekend attack on the Occupy Wall Street camp there in which 20 people were arrested.

Fawke ’em Occupy Wall Street M- 11.07.11
The Wild Wild Left – Front Page 07/11/2011 at 17:17
For more Info & latest updates, DAILY editions in this series can be found HERE

Occupy Wall Street’s Tough Challenges
Consortiumnews.com 07/11/2011 at 16:40
Occupy Wall Street has succeeded far beyond its early dreams, but the protests face challenges, from the coming winter to troublemakers acting to discredit the movement. But Danny Schechter notes that changing a well-entrenched status quo is never easy. By Danny Schechter The tarps are flapping and the tents are not bringing much warmth. Harsh winter-like winds are lashing the encampment at Zuccotti Park, or as many would prefer. ‘Liberty Plaza,’ the symbol of a wannabe revolution against the…

Australia: Police seek to block Occupy demonstrations
World Socialist Web Site 07/11/2011 at 15:13
The police response again demonstrates the concern in ruling circles that the Occupy movement could trigger wider opposition in the working class.

Police arrest 20 Occupy Atlanta protesters during late-night rally
World Socialist Web Site 07/11/2011 at 15:13
Mayor Kasim Reed, a Democrat, deployed police against peaceful Occupy Atlanta protesters Saturday night, arresting 20, including journalists and a passerby.

Occupy Pittsburgh protesters oppose police repression in California
World Socialist Web Site 07/11/2011 at 15:12
About 150 workers, students, and unemployed are beginning the fourth week of their tent city, known as Occupy Pittsburgh, as part of the nationwide Occupy Wall Street protesters around the country.

City government in Duluth, Minnesota prepares to evict Occupy protesters
World Socialist Web Site 07/11/2011 at 15:12
Supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement in Duluth, Minnesota rallied over the weekend in the wake of last week’s call by a city official for the removal of protesters encamped in front of city hall.

Dehumanizing Late-Stage Capitalism
Consortiumnews.com 07/11/2011 at 14:30
Occupy Wall Street (OWS) — and similar protests — don’t fit into the trite frames of America’s mainstream news, but rather represent a collective message of people laying their bodies down against the depredations of modern-day capitalism, as poet Phil Rockstroh explains. By Phil Rockstroh In my opinion, when people opine that the OWS movement is about — or should be about — the airing of this particular grievance or that it must bandy this or that particular demand…

Educators use Occupy Movement to Empower Students, Defend Public Education
The Real News Network 07/11/2011 at 14:11
FSRN: An unequal financial system that contributes to poverty and joblessness is an ongoing focus of the Occupy movement but little attention has been paid to educators

Corporations Occupy Fair Trade
GlobalResearch.ca 07/11/2011 at 14:08
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

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