Tag Archives: Occupy Wall Street protest

Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? New E-Book By Activist Couple Available

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For Immediate Release
Occupy Wall Street. What Just Happened? is a new eBook by activist couple Kimberly and Ian Wilder
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Which scenes from the Occupy Wall Street movement do you remember most? Is it the General Assembly working by consensus by the red statue at Zuccotti Park/Liberty Plaza? The glory (and then the destruction) of the People’s Library?… Read more ...

Burning Man To Connect Occupy/TEA Movements In Funded Art Project

The Burning Man organization, host of an annual event expected to attract over 60,000 participants to a dry lakebed northeast of Reno later this month (see: http://www.burningman.org) has provided funding to an art project titled “Burn Wall Street” with the following description:

Burn Wall Street is a large scale, outdoor art installation that is sprouting powerful conversations countrywide. 

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PSL: Are the police forces part of the 99% or tools of the 1%?

Party for Socialism and Liberation at LiberationNews.org:

The
following article was written by a participant in the
Oct. 1

Occupy Wall Street march on the Brooklyn
Bridge
, and
among the 700 protesters trapped and arrested there. Police brutality and
illegal arrests are taking place in cities and towns throughout the U.S.
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Freedom Socialist Party on Occupy Wall Street: Fight corporate rule with working-class power

Freedom Socialist Party at socialism.com:

As the Occupy Wall Street spirit of rebellion spreads
from NY to LA and around the globe, Establishment
politicians are looking for ways to turn the growing
movement into “the Tea Party of the liberals.” But
what is happening in Liberty Square can be a far
more powerful and fundamental force to remake
society.… Read more ...

Cheri Honkala: Occupy Homes! – A Sheriff to Protect People Over Banks

Emailed to IPR:

Dear Independent,

ARE YOU READY?

TO BE BOLD!

AND FOLLOW THE WISDOM OF YOUR HEART…

Last February Cheri Honkala held a press conference announcing that she planned to run for Sheriff of Philadelphia with the Green Party. It was quite unconventional that a formerly homeless single mother who has been arrested over 200 times in the past 25 years for her anti-poverty work would seek the office of Sheriff however this move was almost inevitable.… Read more ...

Tim Iacono: The Nascent Occupy Wall Street Movement and the Rise of the American Independents

Tim Iacono writes (excerpts):

Should the OWS effort turn into a real movement that maintains political power outside of the current two-party system, then there is real reason to hope for a better future though, like the Tea Party movement was hijacked by the Republican party two years ago, the odds are very high that OWS will eventually succumb to the will of the Democratic Party and, gradually, be diverted from what should be a central focus – that the unholy nexus of Wall Street and Washington must be end.… Read more ...

Darryl Perry: Occupying One Half of the Problem

By Boston Tea Party national committee chair Darryl Perry:

Several weeks ago a mass protest began in New York City with the intent to Occupy Wall Street. The group wants to remove influence of corporations from elections. On October 6, Occupy groups from across the nation began to “occupy” certain parts of their city.… Read more ...

Green Party to Democratic apologists: The message of the Wall Street protests is not ‘Vote Democrat’

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES

http://www.gp.org

For Immediate Release:

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Contacts:

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org

Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

Video and Livestreaming:

Green Party Occupy America http://www.gp.org/campaigns/occupy-america/index.php

Cheri Honkala, Green candidate for Sheriff of Philadelphia, visits Occupy Wall Street  http://vimeo.com/29997382

Cheri Honkala speaks at Occupy DC Â http://www.vimeo.com/30200014

Interview with New York Green Mark Dunlea at Occupy Wall Street  http://www.gp.org/video/display.php?ID=59

Interview with Michael O’Neil, Secretary of the Green Party of New York State, Occupy Wall Street  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orcQYUyfUyY

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders sharply criticized Democratic Party supporters online and in the media who have tried to turn the ongoing Occupy Wall Street, Occupy America, and October 2011 demonstrations across America into an appeal to vote Democrat and reelect President Obama in 2012.… Read more ...

Rep. Chris Pearson, Vermont Progressive Party: ‘I’m Pro Occupation’

Posted at Progressive Party Blog:

What the devil is going on on Wall Street these days? And how on earth are Wall Street protests popping up in Burlington, Asheville, Boston, St. Louis; in hundreds of cities in the US? The media certainly couldn’t tell you why it’s happening. They are befuddled by the lack of a clear agenda or concrete demands.… Read more ...

Travis Irvine: Occupy What Street?

Video sent to IPR by Travis Irvine, 2010 Libertarian candidate for Congress from Ohio and professional videographer, takes a satirical look at the Occupy movement that is growing around the nation. Toward the end of the video, Irvine has an encounter with a man in a suit who claims to be some kind of authority figure and disputes his right to film or interview people:

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Jesse Ventura speaks at Occupy Minnesota

Minnesota Public Radio (excerpts):

Minneapolis — Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Minneapolis Friday for the opening of the OccupyMN demonstration, patterned after weeks of protest in New York’s financial district.

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The protest featured an appearance by Independence Party and former Gov. Jesse Ventura, who spoke as people started to gather.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader Encourages #OccupyWallStreet

Posted at Nader.org:

Consumer Advocate Ralph Nader Encourages #OccupyWallStreet Protesters to Challenge Wall Street Abuses

Statement by consumer advocate, Ralph Nader October 8, 2011

The frustration seen in the protests on Wall Street over the past few weeks demonstrates a widespread and growing citizen discontent with the two political parties in Washington, D.C.… Read more ...