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Max Keiser: US Banksters stole over $1 trillion

Press TV interviews financial journalist and broadcaster, Max Keiser from Paris to discuss the “Occupy Wall Street” protests — the campaign against corporate greed, social inequality and the banking industry has gone global.

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Day of Rage: Occupy movement spreads to 80 countries

By Alan Taylor
The Atlantic

The Occupy Wall Street movement continues to grow and has now spread across the world, motivating thousands to voice their anger at financial and social inequality, and in some places merging with existing anti-government protests. On Saturday, a global “Day of Rage” was observed, and demonstrations took place in more than 80 countries around the world. Protesters took their messages and anger to the streets from Hong Kong to Fairbanks, from Miami to London, from Berlin to Sydney, and hundreds more cities large and small. The demonstrations were largely peaceful — with the exception of some violent clashes in Rome. Collected here are some images from the past several days as the Occupy Wall Street message continues to resonate and grow.

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99% to Bankers: We’ve Got the Guillotine!

By Keiser Report

This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, talk about Marie Antoinette’s last words on a banner at the Chicago Board of Trade, and much more.

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In Print: The Occupied Wall Street Journal

By Meryl Ann Butler

New Yorkers are saying, “Enough already!” And so are the rest of the 99 percent.

Boasting its second issue, the Occupied Wall Street Journal began publication from a secret location, documenting the occupation and offering practical information on getting involved. According to Anastasia Churkina of RT, NY, 50,000 copies of the first issue of the paper were gone within two days. So were 100,000 of the second issue. The paper does not have advertisers. $75,000 was donated to start it up.

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When workers occupied: Subterranean Fire

Flint sit-down strikers celebrate their victory inside one of the occupied plantsFlint sit-down strikers celebrate their victory inside one of the occupied plants

By Sharon Smith

Today’s Occupy movement stands in a long tradition of radical struggles in the U.S. that have used similar tactics. In particular, the U.S. labor movement owes some of its greatest victories to the determination of workers that “we shall not be moved.”

In this excerpt from her book Subterranean Fire: A History of Working-Class Radicalism in the United States, Sharon Smith tells the story of the legendary Flint sit-down strike against General Motors that began 75 years ago, and how labor’s victory at GM unleashed a wave of sit-down strikes across the country. ~SW Ed.

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Occupy: Populist Financiers Supporting Protesters Is Part of the Problem, Not the Solution

By Finian Cunningham
Global Research

How can financiers and speculators who are the embodiment of everything that is awry with the American economy be part of the solution? This is an example of where the movement needs to make tough political choices and to demonstrate that it understands the structural nature of the challenge that lies ahead, writes Finian Cunningham

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Cell Phone Privacy Guide for Occupy Wall Street Protesters

By Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Occupy Wall Street movement is spreading. Protesters of all political persuasions are increasingly documenting their protests – and encounters with the police – using electronic devices like cameras and cell phones. The following tips apply to protesters in the United States who are concerned about protecting their electronic devices when questioned, detained, or arrested by police. These are general guidelines; individuals with specific concerns should talk to an attorney.

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Occupy: Operation Bank Transfer Day Nov. 5

By TheAnonPress

Over the past month, we have witnessed the Occupy protests grow to unbelievable strengths. 82 countries and 1000 cities are currently joining in the Occupy movement. Occupy Wall Street is currently heading into its 30th day of protest and is showing little signs of stopping.

This November the 5th, we invite you to join us, for Bank Transfer day. We invite you to remove all funds from your bank account and transfer them to a not-for-profit credit union.

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Your Primary Purpose

by Volaar

The Occupy Wall Street protesters and their partners, globally, have a lot of agendas that they would like to see activated towards the cause of economic justice.

We only need one agenda item activated and it is worth its weight in gold. Continue reading

AFL-CIO ALERT: Go to Wall Street Now; Stop the Eviction

Below is a call from the AFL-CIO to go to Wall Street to try to stop Mayor Bloomberg plans to evict the Occupy Wall Street protesters at 7 am Monday, Oct. 17.  We urge everyone to get to Wall Street, sign the emergency petition and call New York City at 212-NEW-YORK and tell them to keep stop their attack on the Wall Street occupiers.

Can you come out to Zuccotti Park to support Occupy Wall Street?

To find Zuccotti Park on Google maps, click here.

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The 99 Percent Declaration

By OWS Working Group

A Declaration, Petition for the Redress of Grievances and Action Plan

WHEREAS THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDES:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

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Occupy Boca Raton Airport 10 am Saturday

Corporate Welfare Takes Wing at Boca Raton Airport  [Image]

10 AM Saturday, Oct. 15
3300 Airport Road
Boca Raton, Florida

Let corporate welfare recipients hear our displeasure with taxpayer underwriting of their jets.

Over the last two years, Boca airport lost $650,000 because users don’t even cover current operating expenses.

But don’t worry, dear corporate welfare recipient.  Big government is there when you need it.  The airport received over ten million in government subsidies in 2009 and 2010 alone.

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OccupyWallStreet initiated by funding from Soros, Gates, Ford and Rockefeller

Just for the record…

10/19 Update: George Soros donated $3.5 million to Tides. (Reuters)

You may have read Adbusters’ Kalle Lasn Talks About OccupyWallStreet to The Tyee, or perhaps OccupyWallStreet Is a Church of Dissent, Not a Protest, by Matt Stoller, the former Senior Policy Advisor to Rep. Alan Grayson and a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute.

Some bloggers found that OWS is funded by the Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation.

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OWS Revolution: The Times They Are A-Changin’

by EatingTheRedPill

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Reprise George Carlin: The American Dream

 

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Anger and Anarchy on Wall Street: The 1920 bombing

The aftermath of the September 16, 1920 Wall Street bombing. Photo: Library of Congress, New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph

By Gilbert King
Smithsonian Magazine

Descriptions of the event on Wall Street might seem eerily familiar. “It was a crush out of a blue sky—an unexpected, death-dealing bolt,” one witness observed, “which in a twinkling turned into a shambles the busiest corner of America’s financial center and sent scurrying to places of shelter hundreds of wounded, dumb-stricken, white-faced men and women—fleeing from an unknown danger.… Looking down Wall Street later I could see arising from the vicinity of the subtreasury building and the J.P. Morgan and Co. bank, a mushroom-shaped cloud of yellowish, green smoke which mounted to a height of more than 100 feet, the smoke being licked by darting tongues of flame.”

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The Bankers Are the Problem

By Anonymous

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Our Overripe Moment

By Robert C. Koehler

“The Future is calling and has some serious concerns. Please pick up.”

It’s a Sunday afternoon, fivish, the sun is sinking and a chill is in the air. Ah, Chicago, vibrant with culture, crime and capital, but sort of dead at this hour of the ebbing weekend. I’m downtown and I’m not sure if the future is calling, but my heart is pounding as I walk west on Jackson to LaSalle, in the shadow of the great edifices of capitalism.

At 230 South LaSalle, in front of the Federal Reserve Bank, about a hundred people are gathered in informal clusters. Signs abound, some in people’s hands, others propped against the curb or a wall: “Trillions are missing from the Department of Defense.” “Wall Street needs adult supervision.” “I am Troy Davis.” “Sick and tired and denied all benefits. I am the 99%.” Written in orange chalk on the sidewalk: “If Iceland can let banks fail so can we.”

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Occupy Wall Street protesters sue New York City


Image by AP

By Rady Ananda

After the New York Police Dept. arrested over 700 protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge last Saturday, six of those arrested filed a class action lawsuit on Oct. 4, alleging constitutional violations for intentional entrapment and false arrest.

“The NYPD engaged in a premeditated, planned, scripted and calculated effort to sweep the streets of protesters and disrupt a growing protest movement in New York,” plaintiffs charged in the complaint.

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Anonymous promises to take NYSE offline on Oct. 10

RECANTED: TheAnonPress recants Operation Invade Wall Street

By TheAnonPress

A new Anonymous statement to the media regarding a DDOS attack set forth to take place October 10th. DDOS information is annotated. (Transcript below.)

IRC LINK: irc.project-pm.org #invadewallstreet (or for NetTalk users, 85.115.208.246)

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