Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, whose anti-greed message spread worldwide during an eight-week encampment in Lower Manhattan last year, plan marches across the globe tomorrow calling attention to what they say are abuses of power and wealth.
Organizers say they hope the coordinated events will mark a spring resurgence of the movement after a quiet winter. Calls for a general strike with no work, no school, no banking and no shopping have sprung [...]
Paul Craig Roberts
January 25, 2012
The US government is so full of self-righteousness that it has become a caricature of hypocrisy. Leon Panetta, a former congressman who Obama appointed CIA director and now head of the Pentagon, just told the sailors on the USS Enterprise, an aircraft carrier, that the US is maintaining a fleet of 11 aircraft carriers in order to project sea power against Iran and to convince Iran [...]
Tina Fineberg for The New York TimesOccupy Wall Street demonstrators were in Times Square on Wednesday night to protest an event for President Obama.
10:06 p.m. | Updated More than 100 Occupy Wall Street protesters marched to a Midtown hotel on Wednesday night to protest a fund-raising event for President Obama.
Escorted by police vehicles as they helped snarl traffic across the Times Square area, beginning at Bryant Park, the group settled [...]
Occupy Alaska protestors keep vigil despite the cold Wed, Nov 23 2011
By Yereth Rosen
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – Forget pepper spray. anti-Wall Street demonstrators in Alaska have a different challenge — bitter cold that tests their commitment to around-the-clock protests.
Groups backing the nationwide Occupy movement are protesting in Anchorage and Fairbanks, often defying sub-zero temperatures and the risk of frostbite to protest against economic inequality and excesses of the financial system.
CHICAGO — Anti-Wall Street demonstrators of the Occupy Chicago movement stood their ground in a downtown park in noisy but peaceful defiance of police orders to clear out, prompting 130 arrests early Sunday, authorities said.
Occupy Chicago spokesman Joshua Kaunert vowed after the arrests that protests would continue in the Midwest city.
“We’re not going anywhere. There are still plenty of us,” Kaunert told The Associated Press after the arrests, which took [...]
(Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican October 23, 2011/Giampiero Sposito)
The Vatican called on Monday for the establishment of a “global public authority” and a “central world bank” to rule over financial institutions that have become outdated and often ineffective in dealing fairly with crises. The document from the Vatican’s Justice and Peace department should please the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrators and similar movements around the world who have protested against [...]
Students, who are members of the Basij militia, a part of the Iran Revolutionary Guard, attend a gathering in support of anti-Wall Street demonstrators in front of the U.S. interest section of the Swiss embassy in Tehran October 22, 2011. (REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi)
A group of Iranian demonstrators chant slogans in a gathering to show their support of US Wall Street protestors, as one of them holds Muslims holy book, Quran, at [...]
White House supports ‘Occupy’ movement as part of campaign stunt
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones
Monday, October 17, 2011
President Barack Obama’s public support for the Occupy Wall Street movement, whether welcomed or not by the protesters, represents a clear effort on behalf of the White House to use class warfare as an election campaign tool, but it could lead to a complete financial collapse in the United [...]
by Washington Blog
Marine Sergeant Schools the NYPD on Wall Street Protests
Last night at Occupy Wall Street in Times Square, Marine Sergeant Shamar Thomas boldly defended the occupiers. Sergeant Thomas calmly asked the NYPD why they aren’t protecting the peaceful protestors. The NYPD ignored his questions and continued telling protestors to leave the sidewalk otherwise “they’d get hurt.”
Then, in an [...]
Protesters Accused of Hurting NYC Economy: MyFoxNY.com
NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday accused the Wall Street demonstrators of trying to cripple New York City’s economy.
“What they’re trying to do is take the jobs away from people working in this city,” the mayor declared in his harshest criticism of the three-week-old protest that has caught the attention of the nation.
“They’re trying to take away [...]