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Our own fellow Kossack HankNYNY was just interviewed by a reporter from Countdown with Keith Olbermann here at the #OccupyWallStreet protests. W00T W00T!

I will have more info on the interview as events unfold.

If you'd like to help overcome the media blackout please contribute to our media fund at wepay.com

Meanwhile, to all you wonderful people following this story around the world and here at DailyKos, I have some help I need to ask you for. Simple stuff, really, I just thought it would be easier to crowdsource these questions, so here goes.

#1.   We desperately need wi-fi hotspots for internet access, does anyone know where we can get some cheap without having to sign a long term contract?

#2.   I need graphs depicting the stark inequality in pay between the richest !% and teachers, police officers, firefighters and construction workers. I have been assigned the task of helping create a message, and I could use all the help I can get. If you can post up graphs or info on this in the comments below, or if you can post links to those graphs or email them to me, please do, and we will use them for signs and posters tomorrow.

#3    If you know Kossacks or friends who are heading to the #OccupyWallStreet events, contact me here via DM or in the contacts, and I will be your unofficial contact point for the time being.

   As promised, pictures are on the way, but because of difficulty with my internet accessibility it might be a while. I appreciate your patience.

As for other #OccupyWallStreet news.

Iranian PressTV was here interviewing protestors, and French and other European news outlets have been reacinh out to us in every way they can, as well as other Americans who are hosting similar events in other cities such as Chicago and San Francisco. The whole world IS watching. I will keep you updated as best as I can. NYU media and other outlets are here too, and despite the poor weather of the last few days we are holding strong and growing in numbers, with people traveling in from as far out as California and Florida to participate in these grassroots protests.

   As for our own HankNYNY, he doesn't look like your typical liberal protestor. He is dressed in a nice tie and shirt, and he is very well informed, so I can imagine that Countdown enjoyed speaking to him. As soon as I find out where that part of our story is going you will find out too.

   And, of course, for more action and how you can help, please go below the Great Orange Squiggle below for more details.

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Okay, first the links for where to find out more, and how you can help.

First, check out occupywallst.org, which is the main site for the protests, as far as I can see.

Next, if you use twitter, check out what's trending under #OccupyWallStreet and retweet it, or put in your own thoughts and comments. Indeed, the whole world is watching, and tweeting too.

If you use Facebook or other social media sites, like, follow, post about ti, whatever it takes. The more eyes the better, the more the merrier.

Next, if you would like to contribute to our media fund, follow this link at TheOther99%'s wepay.com account

There are other funds for food and other supplies, I will include links as soon as I find the most appropriate ones.

If you are looking to send other supplies, we need blankets, bottled water, first aid products and other things. If I can put together a list I will post it as well as other useful information.

And finally, before I publish and start uploading pictures, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who is supporting these efforts, whether in person or through action or in spirit. We are here for you. We are here for each other.

This is Jesse LaGreca, reporting from the battlefront of the class war, wishing peace and love to one and all.

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Cheers

You can follow me @JesseLaGreca on twitter, and please also follow the hashtag #OccupyWallStreet and #WeAreTheOther99%

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Originally posted to MinistryOfTruth on Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 01:15 PM PDT.

Also republished by Occupy Wall Street, Anonymous Dkos, In Support of Labor and Unions, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, Progressive Hippie, and Anonymiss Dkos.

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