Photos and updates for the OCCUPY cities.
October 7, 2011 6:44pm CST
Awesome photos! All ages, all creeds, all walks of life. Some are doctors, some work at delis. So many different careers. (Just for those of you silly enough to suggest they don’t have jobs.) http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/10/occupy-wall-street-spreads-beyond-nyc/100165/ You can keep up with the live blog here, but each city has their own livestream. This mostly addresses them all. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/07/live-updates-occupy-wall-street_n_1000770.html#liveblog RALPH NADER went! San Jose may see some arrests tonight. Santa Barbara had arrests, including their legal observer. St Louis had some, and I am not sure how either of those cities have bounced back yet. Ron Paul supporters are showing up, but Rand Paul and Eric Canton are referring to these peaceful protestors as “mobs” who may start looting. Anything to try to discredit the 99%. It is only working for those watching the main stream media. Join one in your local city. www.occupytogether.org That site is getting more traffic than it can handle, so do a search for occupy and then a city near you. IE – keywords – ‘occupy’ ‘san francisco’ Occupy Canada begins October 15th. Sadly, we have to go to the Canadian news pages to find out more about this movement because the US news is not covering it. Go to each websites, watch the livestreams, go on youtube and facebook. Get the real news. And then get mad that the news stations are not providing it to you. This crosses party lines. We are the 99%!
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• United States
8 Oct 11
It was Canadian news and Al Jazeera that fist showed what was going on in New York. The arabs were cheering the US Days of Rage which is what this was called when it first started. Someone has since changed the name. This whole thing is backed by folks you do not want to know. It is herd mentality that is keeping it going. They do not even agree on what they are protesting. Everyone has a different priority, but the main theme is more Free Stuff from the Government. Bad news when the young people have decided to go on the dole instead of working. Just who do they think is going to support them when all the Corporations and Rich Folks move offshore?
• United States
14 Oct 11
So what would you advise these people to do? Get a job? That is the point. Decent jobs are very scarce, but even with the middle class sinking into poverty, Wall Street gets fatter. If there were enough jobs to go around, these people would not be in the street. As for "when all the Corporations and Rich Folks move offshore" many already have. They hide their income from taxes.
• United States
25 Nov 11
I think it is great that you are sharing so many articles about this topic! Although I haven't followed it much over the last month, I did follow it quite a bit when I first came back from New York in September. My brother had wanted me to make a trip back there (at my expense) to attend OW. I didn't do it, but might consider going somewhere warm if the opportunity comes up this winter. I did go to the local gathering a couple of times and it seemed ok to me. I think it is ridiculous to see that the media doesn't cover the information except to make the people look bad. I'm glad that there are outlets that aren't run by the government. Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!!!