OCCUPY WALL STREET – IS IT REALLY HAPPENING?
** AND JUST WHAT IS IT? MEDIA BLACKOUT? YOU TELL ME. ** Click the titles for info:
* “The problem in a nutshell is this: Inequality in this country … (click to continue)”
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* “For Me, to write is no longer enough” – Poet on Occupy Wall Street –
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* Sat., September 24th, 2011 – Footage on Wall Street –
* What Occupy Wall Street does Right –
* On Mainstream Media Coverage @ Salon
* On Mainstream Media Coverage @ The Nation
* MSNBC on NYPD Police Brutality during Occupy Wall Street Lawrence O’donnell with “The Last Word” – VIDEO
* Countdown with Keith Olberman: Michael Moore on support of Occupy Wall Street protest —
* Occupy Philadelphia’ joins ‘Occupy Wall Street’ effort –
* Susan Sarandon lends star power to Wall Street protests –
* The Revolution Begins at Home: Join the Wall Street Occupation –
* ‘Occupy Wall St.’ joins postal workers in budget protest –
* Occupying–Not Rioting–Wall Street – HuffPo
* Occupy Wall Street Protest Escalates On Eighth Day (VIDEO) –
* NYC Transit Union Joins Occupy Wall Street –
* Noam Chomsky on the Wall Street protests –
* Dr. Cornel West Joins Occupy Wall Street, Will Lead Meeting Tonight –
* Occupy Wall Street to Publish Newspaper to Control Their Message –
* What’s Behind the Scorn for the Wall Street Protests?
* Cornel West on Occupy Wall Street: It’s the Makings of a U.S. Autumn Responding to the Arab Spring
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“The only war is the war against the imagination…” –Diane di Prima
“Anyone with eyes open knows that the gangsterism of Wall Street — financial institutions generally — has caused severe damage to the people of the United States (and the world). And should also know that it has been doing so increasingly for over 30 years, as their power in the economy has radically increased, and with it their political power. That has set in motion a vicious cycle that has concentrated immense wealth, and with it political power, in a tiny sector of the population, a fraction of 1%, while the rest increasingly become what is sometimes called “a precariat” — seeking to survive in a precarious existence. They also carry out these ugly activities with almost complete impunity — not only too big to fail, but also ‘too big to jail.’” –Noam Chomsky
“We are your every day Americans, who are against the corporate greed that has plagued this country, and the politics who allow this greed to occur. We include teachers, college students, labor members, unemployed workers, and the other 99 percent. We are standing in solidarity with friends in New York City, and across the country.” –Occupy Philadelphia
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Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She co-edited with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edits the anthology series, Bettering American Poetry, and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.
Go Amy , another great blog, I will look at all the stuff on here later . I am off the grab some Vit D rays and excercise. I need to get this Pylori hiccup off my back so I can absorb and enjoy creativity like yours. Blessings Steve.
Hope you enjoyed your time in the sun, Steve!
The “Raging Grannies” were great. That is a nice picture of them. I hope to see them again.
Oh, if you want to host my link, it is nycmoveon.wordpress.com. My focus has been on interviewing random people at the protest so I can document and proliferate ordinary protester’s views. I tried to use “Send me your links” button, but it does not seem to be working.
Thanks much for the link!
Occupy Wall Street still contains many problematic aspects, but it nevertheless presents an opportunity for the Left to engage with some of the nascent anti-capitalist sentiment taking shape there. Hopefully, the demonstrations will lead to a general radicalization of the participants’ politics, and a commitment to the longer-term project of social emancipation. To this end, I have written up a rather pointed Marxist analysis of the OWS movement so far that you might find interesting:
Reflections on Occupy Wall Street: What It Represents, Its Prospects, and Its Deficiencies
THE LEFT IS DEAD! LONG LIVE THE LEFT!
I recently walked through Occupy Sydney and like Occupy Wall Street I am inspired by those that take certain action. It’s very reliant though. Relying on something or someone else to change, I have found, too restrictive and way too difficult. I prefer to change the one thing that I can truly control and that’s my mind. It may not be like a strong protest but at least I am in control and I believe the changes I make will have an effect. I joined the wordpress fraternity and here is my latest blog, a letter to My Mind.