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Occupy Wall Street march. (Photo by joanneleon. September 18, 2011 )
They’re complaining about the fact that Wall Street wrecked the economy three years ago and nobody’s held responsible for that. Not a single person has been indicted or convicted for destroying twenty percent of our national net worth accumulated over the course two centuries. They’re upset about the fact that Wall Street has iron control over the economic policies of this country and that one party is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wall Street and the other party caters to them as well.
Alan Grayson, October, 2011
|#OccupyWallStreet Sunday, September 18, 2011
#OccupyWallStreet Zuccotti Park 4 10/9/11
#Occupy Bat Signal for the 99% (11/17/11)
I AM NOT MOVING - Short Film - Occupy Wall Street
One People flash mob - Occupy (11/19/11)
Occupy Congress - J17 VIDEO (1/17/12)
OWS May Day NYC Protests (5/1/12)
Solidarity with Striking Students of Québec - New York City (5/22/12)
Occupy Guitarmy Begins 99MileMarch from Philadelphia to NYC -- Occupy National Gathering (July, 2012)
Occupy Wall Street #S15 NYPD Madness (9/15/12)
This Land Is Your Land - #S16 - the Nightwatchmen (9/16/12)
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Occupy Wall Street 1st Anniversary Convergence GuideSpecific information for today at s17nyc.org:
Click image to view full Occupy Wall Street 1st Anniversary Convergence Guide. For more information and event listings, see S17NYC.org, here and/or here. To find livestream video and live on-the-grounds updates, follow follow @OccupyWallSt and @OWSTactical on Twitter, or use the hashtags #OWS, #S17, and #S17NYC.
S17: ALL ROADS LEAD TO WALL STREETOddly enough, one of the best stories I've seen so far is on Bloomberg News. Not all of their journalists are like their namesake.
On September 17, we will occupy Wall Street with non-violent civil disobedience and flood the area around it with a roving carnival of resistance. After assembling in parks throughout the Financial District at 7am, we will converge on the Stock Exchange at 7:30am and surround it with the “People’s Wall” sit-in. We will then fill the Financial District with “99 Revolutions,” a swirl of mobile occupations of corporate lobbies and intersections. [ ... ]
Occupy Wall Street Celebrates First Year With `Carnival’
Occupy Wall Street, the protest movement that sparked a global revolt against economic inequality, plans to celebrate its one-year anniversary today with a “roving carnival of resistance.”
The schedule includes “nonviolent civil disobedience” beginning near the New York Stock Exchange at 7 a.m. local time, a rally at Bowling Green and marches around the city’s downtown as night falls, according to planning materials. Events are planned in at least 15 other cities, including Asheville, North Carolina, and Hilo, Hawaii.
“Occupy Wall Street won’t stop until the 99 percent gets what it deserves -- economic justice,” organizers said in an e- mailed statement. Protesters say the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans benefit at the expense of the rest.
Huge Crowd Already At Zuccotti Park For Occupy Wall Street Anniversary
On the night before the big one-year anniversary march, a large swarm of people is already in Zuccotti park.
4 troops killed in southern Afghanistan insider attack
KABUL — Four U.S. troops were killed Sunday at a remote checkpoint in southern Afghanistan when a member of the Afghan security forces opened fire on them, military officials said. The attack brought to 51 the number of international troops shot dead by their Afghan partners this year.
The insider attack came on the same day that NATO warplanes killed nine women gathering firewood in the mountains outside their village in an eastern province, according to local officials, adding to long-festering outrage here over civilian casualties. Although the coalition said it regretted any civilian deaths, the incident was likely to further strain relations between Afghans and the international forces.
The weekend’s events touched the core of the U.S.-led war’s problems. The escalating insider attacks and continuing civilian casualties both deepen mistrust and alienate NATO forces from the people they are supposed to be protecting, undermining an already fragile partnership.
Afghan women killed on black weekend
'In this raid, eight women are killed and another eight women are wounded,' provincial spokesman Sarhadi Zwak told AFP.
Tribesmen carried bodies to the provincial capital, Mihtarlam, shouting 'death to America, death to the Jews' outside the governor's office, an AFP reporter said.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the killing of the women. Seven other women were wounded and a delegation had been ordered to travel to the remote area to investigate, his office said.
Tweets and Blog Posts of Interest
A Year of Occupy by Kevin Gosztola
Pre-Anniversary Occupy Arrests by the NYPD by Kevin Gosztola
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