Did the US Co-opt OWS in Order to Legitimize Egypt's Flawed Elections? By Jacob Levich

22 November 2011 — MRZine

Although Occupy Wall Street protesters have so far resisted attempts by the Democratic Party to co-opt their movement, a New York City “General Assembly” was bamboozled by what may be a State Department and/or NED initiative aimed at granting legitimacy to Egypt’s flawed election process.

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NATO’s Law of the Jungle in Libya BY Peter Dyer

12 November 2011 — Global ResearchConsortiumnews – 2011-11-11

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The murder of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi was widely hailed in the West as a just outcome. But it involved powerful nations making up the rules as they went along, the law of the jungle disguised as international justice, observes Peter Dyer.

If there is one thing the ‘humanitarian’ intervention in Libya has convincingly demonstrated it is this: the only real international law is the law of brute force.

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VIDEO: Occupy Movement in Canada: Occupy Nova Scotia (ONS),The Role of the Top-Down OWS "Media Coordinators" By Amir Alwani

21 October 2011 — Global Researchprisonplanet.comActivist Post

Contributor Amir Alwani was back at Occupy Nova Scotia to document some of the speakers and protesters.  He made some interesting discoveries.  In the first segment, a protester voices his concern over the structure of the General Assembly within the overall movement.  He illustrates the irony that people have taken to the streets as the 99% fed up with the rule by the 1%, yet many congregate in choir fashion around one speaker, often chanting the message of the “leader.”  He is quick to point out that this does not invalidate the entire movement, but it is something we certainly should be mindful of as activists. Continue reading

A Chill Descends On Occupy Wall Street; "The Leaders of the allegedly Leaderless Movement" By Fritz Tucker

4 November 2011 — Global ResearchFritz Tucker

On Sunday, October 23, a meeting was held at 60 Wall Street. Six leaders discussed what to do with the half-million dollars that had been donated to their organization, since, in their estimation, the organization was incapable of making sound financial decisions. The proposed solution was not to spend the money educating their co-workers or stimulating more active participation by improving the organization’s structures and tactics. Instead, those present discussed how they could commandeer the $500,000 for their new, more exclusive organization. No, this was not the meeting of any traditional influence on Wall Street. These were six of the leaders of Occupy Wall Street (OWS).

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Tent 1948 by Abir Kopty

6 August 2011 — Mondoweiss

If you are Palestinian, it will be difficult to find anything to identify with in Tel Aviv’s tents’ city on Rothschild Boulevard, until you reach Tent 1948. My first tour there was a few days ago, when I decided to join Tent 1948. Tent 1948’s main message is that social justice should be for all. It brings together Jewish and Palestinian citizens who believe in shared sovereignty in the state of all its citizens.

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