‘Occupy’ anti-capitalism protests spread around the world

Thousands march in Rome, Sydney and Madrid as Occupy Wall Street protests go global

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Saturday 15 October 2011 21.26 BST

Economic protests inspired by Spain‘s “Indignants” and the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York spread to cities around the world on Saturday. Tens of thousands went on the march in London, Frankfurt, Madrid, Rome, Sydney and Hong Kong as organisers aimed to “initiate global change” against capitalism and austerity measures. Rallies were expected in 82 countries.

As dusk fell on more than 2,000 protesters assembled in front of St Paul’s Cathedral in London, earlier addressed by the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, New York was bracing itself for a takeover of Times Square in a continuation of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Manhattan has seen a regular encampment of protesters in Zuccotti Park and violent clashes with police and officials.

There was civil unrest in Rome, where police turned teargas and water cannon on the crowds. Smoke hung over Rome as a small group broke away from the main demonstration and smashed windows, set cars on fire and assaulted television news crews. Others burned Italian and EU flags. “People of Europe: Rise Up!” read one banner in Rome. Fights broke out and bottles were thrown between demonstrators as some tried to stop the violence.

In London, police made seven arrests and kept the crowd “kettled” near St Paul’s. Assange made a dramatic appearance, bursting through the police lines just after 2.30pm, accompanied by scores of supporters. To clapping and some booing, he climbed the cathedral steps to condemn “greed” and “corruption”. In particular he attacked the City of London, accusing its financiers of money laundering and tax avoidance. “The banking system in London is the recipient of corrupt money,” he said, adding that WikiLeaks would launch a campaign against financial institutions.

Assange is on bail as he fights extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over claims of rape and sexual molestation made by two women.

Among the protesters there was a sizeable presence from Spain, home of the “Indignant” movement. Media student Sergio, 27, said he hoped London would copy protests in Madrid, where camps have been set up for weeks at a time. “Initially there were only three tents, but when the police kicked them out hundreds followed. I hope we see the same here,” he said.

By mid-afternoon seven tents had been erected in bright sunshine outside St Paul’s. Audrey Versteegen, 27, from Manchester, owned one. “I will stay here as long as possible,” she said.

Assange aside, perhaps the strangest event of the day came when a bride arrived at the side-chapel in St Paul’s. Across the road, scores of police were changing into riot gear as she entered the cathedral. It was clear that Scotland Yard had opted for pre-emptive strong-arm tactics in the wake of the summer riots. Last week the new Met commissioner, Bernard Hogan-Howe, had pledged to “win days of action”.

Tens of thousands of people take a part in a demonstration in Puerta del Sol square in Madrid on Saturday, part of the global movement against corporate greed. Photograph: Arturo Rodriguez/AP

In Germany, about 4,000 people marched through the streets of Berlin, with banners calling for an end to capitalism. Some scuffled with police as they tried to get near parliamentary buildings. In Frankfurt, continental Europe’s financial capital, some 5,000 people protested in front of the European Central Bank.

In the Bosnian city of Sarajevo, marchers carried pictures of Che Guevara and old communist flags that read “Death to capitalism, freedom to the people”.

Another 500 people gathered at a peaceful rally in Stockholm, holding up red flags and banners that read “We are the 99%” – a reference to the richest 1% of the world’s population who control its assets while billions live in poverty.

“There are those who say the system is broke. It’s not,” trade union activist Bilbo Goransson shouted into a megaphone. “That’s how it was built. It is there to make rich people richer.”

A protest was due to begin in Lisbon and six marches were expected to converge on Madrid’s Puerta del Sol plaza. Asian nations, where the fallout from the banking crisis has been less severe, saw less well attended protests – 100 turned out in the Philippines.

A group of 100 prominent authors including Salman Rushdie, Neil Gaiman and Pulitzer prize-winning novelists Jennifer Egan and Michael Cunningham signed an online petition declaring their support for “Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy movement around the world”.

Source: The Guardian

Occupy Wall St. comes to Canada

Protestors set up camp in a Toronto park

by Nicholas Köhler, and Richard Warnica on Saturday, October 15, 2011.

One of the first arrivals early this morning at Bay and King, the financial district launch spot for today’s Occupy Toronto demonstration, was a transgendered woman named Stephanie who parked her silver Dodge Dakota SLT pickup truck on the southwest corner, erected a hefty P.A. system, a microphone and stand, and began blasting dated top-40 hits at high volume into the gathering crowd. At one point, Robert Palmer’s “Simply Irresistible”, from 1988, welcomes the arrival of young people in Guy Fawkes masks and skinny jeans.

Her sound equipment, pink Roots sweatshirt and skirt, as well as her wide shoulders and commanding style, evidently persuaded police and at least a few protestors to identify her as a principle organizer. Officers stopped on their bicycles to discuss with her the route the protestors would march. “We’re going to shut down a few streets and make some noise,” Stephanie told someone nearby. “They’re giving us no hassle.”

The corner had over a period of an hour or so become bloated with people—perhaps a thousand, but it was hard to tell. Not far away, a young boy, maybe 10 or 11, stood with his brother as the backdrop for a television reporter’s standup. The boy wore a black baseball cap perched backwards on his head; a tuft of blond hair popped out from the front. He looked healthy and middle class. “We are the 99 per cent,” his sign read.

“What time is it,” Stephanie asked someone. “Ten-thirty? I think we should start moving.” Another organizer with red hair said the idea was to wait a little longer. A young woman with dark hair strode up. “I just came back from Wall Street,” she told Stephanie, referring to the Occupy mobilization that for the past month has been headquartered in lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park, near New York’s financial district, protesting greed and inspiring echo movements across North America, including this one.

Stephanie approached her microphone and, her voice booming, greeted the crowd. “We’re going to share this mike today,” she told them. Suddenly, a stranger commandeered the P.A. system—an older man in a straw cowboy hat and grey mustache who began describing people eating garbage from the bins below a window at his home.

“Sir, sir, we’re using the people’s mike,” pleaded a younger man wearing a green top hat affixed with a luxurious red feather—the well-known environmental activist Dave Vasey. The man at the mike—Eddie Tilley, a 59-year-old unemployed carpenter—continued nevertheless. The younger activists standing behind him nervously began tapping Tilley’s shoulder. Someone cut the mike.

“Mike check!” one activist cried. “Mike check,” the crowd, now spread out across Bay Street, responded, in a strong and stentorian unison. This was the “people’s mike,” perhaps the Occupy movement’s most central custom. Someone takes the floor by crying “Mike check” and begins speaking in short bursts that are then repeated by the crowd in one voice, allowing others to hear from afar.

It was in this way—now that the floor had been taken by a core group of organizers—that it was announced the crowd would march three blocks away from the headquarters of the big banks on Bay Street to St. James Park, a piece of municipal greenery next to a church. St. James wasn’t perfect, as even Vasey admitted. “I mean, it’s close to the financial district,” he said in an interview, “which is where we want to be. But unfortunately, there aren’t many commons left. And you just can’t, in a strategic sense, go on private property, because you’ll get evicted right away.”

The mob crawled without incident north to Adelaide and turned east. This is a maniacally self-documenting movement: every second protester had a camera, many of them high-end shooters. Others carted tents and camping gear. Unions were well represented, the multi-coloured banners of big labour fluttering in the strong, cold winds and turning the crowd surprisingly grey. Meanwhile, Occupy Toronto marshals wearing orange arm bands directed the protestors, a display of good planning. “Arrest the 1%,” one sign read. “The only gay I hate is politicians sucking corporate cock,” read another.

In a departure from last summer’s G20 demonstrations, not one police cruiser was visible; instead, officers on low-key cycles monitored the scene. The occupiers set up in St. James. A logistics committee chose the location beforehand and signs of organization, including caution tape demarcating spaces like a clinic and media centre, were already visible by the time the crowd arrived. Within a couple of hours, the place had been transformed into a marketplace of left-leaning ideas, an accumulation of soapboxes, an activists’ trade fair.

Many of the participants here are veterans of earlier fights. Vasey is best known as the first person arrested at last year’s G20 demonstrations; he spoke of fighting against Canadian mining practices oversees and the environmental toll of Alberta’s oilsands. Other organizers have popped up in the periodic fights against Mayor Rob Ford. (“Save Transit City,” read the button on one of their backpacks. “Atwood For Mayor,” another proclaimed.) Anti-war demonstrators chanted near one banner. Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents flight attendants locked in a battle with Air Canada, were particularly vocal, chanting and reading speeches near the street corner for hours.

In the park itself, many looked set up for a long stay. More than a dozen tents and tarps were erected and volunteers were handing already out food. Vasey says Saturday night will give organizers a better sense of how many plan to actually occupy the space. “But this is also about building the infrastructure to resist,” he says. “Don’t underestimate the power of the 1,000 plus cities that are doing this.”

Source: Rogers Communications

Occupy Wall Street Protest Culminates With 6,000 in Times Square

By: Esmé E. Deprez

Oct. 15 (Bloomberg) — Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in New York City today culminated with a Times Square rally that drew thousands opposed to economic inequality, echoed by protests from London to Tokyo.

Participants in the month-old movement marched past a JPMorgan Chase & Co. branch early in the day to urge clients to close accounts. Twenty-four were arrested later at a Citigroup Inc. office, the police said, and about 6,000 gathered in Times Square, the organizers estimated.

Hong Kong, Sydney, Toronto and other cities also saw protests, which turned violent in Rome, in what organizers called a “global day of action against Wall Street greed.” Backers say they represent “the 99 percent,” a nod to Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz’s study showing the top 1 percent of Americans control 40 percent of U.S. wealth.

“The world will rise up as one and say, ‘We have had enough,’” Patrick Bruner, an Occupy Wall Street spokesman, said in an e-mail. A news release from the organization said there were demonstrations in 1,500 cities worldwide, including 100 in the U.S.

New York participants walked from an encampment in lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park to 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza near Wall Street. They passed out fliers urging clients to transfer accounts to “a financial institution that supports the 99 percent.”

The fliers provided a list of alternatives, including the Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union and Amalgamated Bank, described as the nation’s only union-owned bank.

Message to Banks

“I’m interested in sending a message to support banks that actually support the community as opposed to those like Chase that took government money and fired workers anyway,” said Penny Lewis, 40, a City University of New York labor professor. She said she planned to close her Chase account on Monday.

Howard Opinsky, a Chase spokesman, declined to comment. The second-largest U.S. bank received and repaid $25 billion from the government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program.

A group left a demonstration at Washington Square Park and entered a downtown branch of Citibank at nearby LaGuardia Place, Deputy New York City Police Commissioner Paul J. Browne said in an e-mail.

They refused the bank manager’s request to leave and 24 were arrested for trespassing, he said. One was charged additionally with resisting; the others were compliant, he said.

More than 700 have been arrested in New York since the movement began Sept. 17, mostly for disorderly conduct. Police said they arrested 15 yesterday for infractions such as sitting in the street and overturning trash bins.

Confrontation Avoided

A wider confrontation was avoided after Zuccotti Park’s owner, Brookfield Office Properties Inc., postponed a cleanup that would have removed and banned protestors’ sleeping bags, tents and other gear that provided overnight accommodations.

Protesters and local politicians had gathered 300,000 signatures, flooded the city’s 311 information line and drew more than 3,000 people to the park to oppose the cleanup, Bruner said.

The protesters have sought to transform Zuccotti Park into a self-sustaining community with donated food, medical supplies, hygiene products, sleeping bags and clothing. Pete Dutro, a member of the group’s finance committee, said it had received at least $150,000 in donations.

Justin Strekal, a Cleveland native and member of the protestors’ shipping, inventory and storage committee, said about 200 packages are being received daily. He said names and return addresses are being recorded so thank-you notes can be sent.

Letters of Support

Letters of solidarity are also being archived to post online, he said. One that was included in a box holding 10 packets of ramen noodles said the sender couldn’t afford more because they were unemployed for two years and their house was in foreclosure, Strekal said.

David Gorman, who lives on Wall Street and works nearby as president of capital markets at Kern Suslow Securities Inc., said the area’s activity is a nuisance.

“They’re banging drums and screaming and it’s a quarter to eight in the morning and this is literally in my back yard,” he said. “People live here. If someone was protesting in front of my house in the suburbs, I don’t think they’d let that happen.”

The Occupy Wall Street protest has spread to U.S. cities including Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco. While New York’s participants have been allowed to stay at their encampment, other cities haven’t been as tolerant.

Near the Colorado state Capitol in Denver, police in riot gear took down protesters’ campsite and arrested two dozen people, the Associated Press reported. In San Diego, police used pepper spray to split up a human chain formed around a tent, the news agency said. In Trenton, New Jersey, police removed tents and other gear from an area near a war memorial yesterday.

Occupy Wall Street builds in Denver

By Sarah Ford

Published: Tuesday, October 11, 2011

More than 200 protesters rallied again on the steps of the Denver Capitol Building last Saturday in support of the spreading rallies against corporate greed that started in New York’s financial district.

The group continued their slogan chants of "We are the 99 percent" and "This is what democracy looks like," while they assembled at the capitol. The protesters marched through the streets of Denver, including gathering and protesting in front of the Federal Reserve.

"I’m here because, as a law student, I’ve seen how corruption can affect and permeate the law itself," said DU law student Daniel Garcia.

He also said he was concerned with the amount of debt he has accumulated throughout graduate school at the Sturm College of Law and believes the government is not supporting students who must build up large loans to attend college.

"Money should not be equivalent to voice," he said.

As the Occupy movement continues with great strength both in Denver and throughout the country and world, more students have taken up the cause with the movement to protest college debt, access to health care and a myriad of other issues.

"I’m just here as a college student worried about my future," said Hoyt Parkinson, a student at Colorado Mountain College. "This is a democracy, and people need to have a voice and use it."

Within the last week, the Occupy movement has seen both an increase in support throughout the world, as well as a rise in media coverage. There have been demonstrations in approximately 1,025 cities, according to the events document by OccupyTogether.org. On Saturday alone there were over 20 movements in other cities besides Denver, including Modesto and Napa, Calif., Los Angeles, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Portland, Ore., Albany, N.Y., Philadelphia and Bismarck, N.D.

Protesters also began in "General Assembly" meetings to discuss the direction of their movement.

"We have been threatened and intimidated," said one protester at the Occupy Denver rally in a "talk-back," in which one protester speaks his opinion in front of the group who echoes back each sentence. "But if you think that’s going to scare us away, you’re wrong."

Some members of the movement also camped out in the Civic Center Park in direct view of the capitol. About 20 tents can be seen from the steps where protesters have set up a permanent home. This action follows the hundreds who continue to camp out in New York’s Zuccotti Park.

The group has not released a list of goals for the movement, preferring to focus on garnering support. The sitewww.nycga.cc released a declaration expressing the core meaning of the movement. It lists a range of issues with corporations and calls the people to action.

"Our system must protect our rights, and, upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights and those of their neighbors," it reads. "No true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice and oppression over equality, run our governments."

"To live in the future it’s important to care now," said protester George Laws, who received a Masters in social work but has been out of work for four years after he was laid off by his construction company. "We don’t need a change in laws. What we need is a new paradigm based on respect."

This statement expresses the larger belief of the Occupy movement: respect for hard-working average citizens. Many come protesting their large amounts of debt, lack of a job, health care and desire for equal pay.

"I was paid $7.28 for a job in social work," said Laws. "We need to wake up and find a heart."

However, response to the movement, has seen controversy from those who believe the protesters are fighting a necessary part of society, including corporations, many Republicans and more. They argue that the financial corporations are fundamental to a fully-functioning economy and that the protesters are arguing against a necessary portion of the financial stability of the country.

Protesters continue to march, saying they represent those who have not joined the movement or are unaware of its message.

"If you have time to go have a beer or go to a party or talk for an hour on the phone with your friend, you have time to find out what we’re about," said Garcia.

Occupy Wall Street movement moves to Magic Island, in Honolulu, Hawaii

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The Occupy Wall Street movement moved to Magic Island on Monday. After gathering in Honolulu for three straight days, the various demonstrators are still trying to figure out their group’s identity. They’re all frustrated and they want to see change. They said there is no leader, however, since it’s a direct democracy, and everything must be agreed to by consensus.

The protestors have different agendas. They’re loosely organized and staying connected through the internet. They’re all inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began nearly a month ago.

"When I found out about Occupy Wall Street I got really excited and was kind of antsy about getting out in the streets and demonstrating to do the same thing that they’re doing which is raise awareness," said protestor Lucas Miller.

The group’s latest name is Occupy Honolulu, but some in the Native Hawaiian sovereignty movement find the word "occupy" offensive.

"It’s just an emotionally-charged word with the natives of the islands. I no really care. It’s up to you guys. Whatever you guys decide to use the name, but try think about the people, too," said protestor Kelii Aipia.

The demonstrators are fighting what they call corporate greed and financial inequality. The group is gaining followers, but others are criticizing the campaign.

"Wall Street, sure there’s rich people who take money and get big salaries, but the solution is not standing in the street saying take it all away from you," said California visitor Dorothy Ralphs.

Honolulu police officers from the Civil Affairs unit monitor all of the group’s gatherings. Authorities said they’re making sure the rallies are peaceful and that the demonstrators are protected. The protestors are still working on goals and a plan of action. Critics have said the demonstrators lack a cohesive message.

"I would say that there’s some truth to that. We are still in the process of forming our message and you can definitely look forward to us agreeing on our actual official message," said protestor Michael Broady Jr.

"There is nothing for nothing. We all have to pay. I’m sorry. I totally disapprove of this. They don’t understand what they’re talking about," said Ralphs.

The group at the general assembly at Magic Island decided to support drafting a solidarity statement with indigenous peoples.

Protests have also been taking place on the neighbor islands. Global demonstrations are planned on October 15.

Source: Hawaii News Now.

A Day in the life of Protestor–Russia Today Report

Some of the U.S. mainstream media outlets have called the Occupy Wall Street protesters unorganized slackers who don’t know what they’re really doing out on the streets. RT’s Anastasia Churkina takes a look at what a day in the life of a demonstrator is really like.

 

Some of the US mainstream media outlets have called the Occupy Wall Street protesters unorganized slackers who don’t know what they’re really doing out on the streets. RT takes a look at what a day in the life of a demonstrator is really like.

When not maced in the face or dragged around during police arrests, a peaceful tone prevails at the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Hundreds of people have been out on the streets of New York’s financial district for over three weeks, all day and all night. Sleep here is scarce with the camp abuzz around the clock.

“It’s only really the dead of night, maybe for three hours, maybe from 3 to 5, when it really calms down some,” said Rick DeVoe, a volunteer with the Occuyp Wall Street press team.

The crowds have been consistently growing.

“I just took the train down from Buffalo, New York to show support,” said student Dave Koszka.

A daily schedule has kept the occupation in order.

“Breakfast is 9 a.m., we have a General Assembly meeting or working group meeting, so that working groups can address the things that they might need for that day,” said outreach group volunteer Ronnie Nunez.

Volunteers at these groups are busy all day long. The media center live streams video of developments from the ground. Others spread information and petitions on paper.

“We don’t want to give any more tax cuts for millionaires. The economy is not in any position right now to give millionaires a tax cut when everyone is suffering. We can’t pay teachers. We can’t pay for people’s healthcare. Basically, people don’t have jobs,” said activist Amy Miller.

The Occupied Wall Street Journal published by the people, for the people, is spread around.

“We had a media blackout so no one knew about it. You’d talk to common people, and they’d be like, ‘we don’t know what’s even happening,’" added Koszka.

A big screen with messages set up by occupiers reflects growing global support.

“What we have here is now over 250,000 people have signed a pledge of support for the occupiers saying we’re with you, we stand with you, we are united in the fight for real democracy and against corruption and for a government that’s truly accountable to the people and not corrupt elite,” said global campaigner Mia Cambronero.

The kitchen is constantly abuzz with people preparing meals for other occupiers. Those working in sanitation are busy keeping the camp clean. Comfort and medication area volunteers give out warm clothes and emergency assistance.

“As the matter for rest rooms, we make due. There are surrounding areas to use the facilities. As far as intimacy, in the crowds, you know, it’s dark at night, so I couldn’t imagine wondering about what’s going on under everyone else’s covers,” described protester Cory Thompson.

Daily needs brushed aside, self-education has occupied many.

“I spend a lot more time reading, versus like television or playing video games,” said newspaper stand volunteer Michael Wallace.

When they are not marching the streets of the Financial District, they demonstrate at the camp. Those with a creative streak paint and draw sketches to document the revolution.To relax some play chess or take yoga and meditation classes.

The General Assembly meetings pull everyone together. Held during the day and then at night, that’s where the big decisions are made through direct democracy, as protesting continues for one cause – to change a corrupt economic and financial system.

“99 percent of the country don’t have control of the wealth as they should – it’s not evenly distributed. One percent of the country owns 42 percent of the wealth,” said hip-hop artist and poet Talib Kweli to RT.

The day of a protester is packed. The mind occupied with revolution. The people out on the street want to bring real change to America through protest – the only way they see left.

Own the Media own the democracy

The OccupyWallstreet protest has been three weeks old. At the very start there was no media coverage of OccupyWallstreet, None whatsoever. All major news outlets refused to acknowledge if there was protest on Wall Street.

American public had no idea that a massive movement was unfolding right in Media’s own backyard here in New York City. Within blocks from their offices, they could hear the sounds of marching, charging feet, and the roll of drums. A determined group of youth were about to start what has now become a full fledged national conversation and a movement touching the lives of millions of Americans, weighed in by the President and the members of Congress.

 

We have been covering Occupywallstreet from day one. So how do we know where to find what is happening in our country apart from the traditional assist from our media ? It is called Social Media. It is made up via Social contacts, where no one controls anything, and there are no limits, on any conversation. There are no gate keepers and Inkwell owners and print press owners, to hold back the truth.

HOW THE MEDIA LIED TO AMERICAN PEOPLE

What started on September 17 , 2011 in New York City has now become a national movement. From the start the Media deliberately ignored the events. But with the star powers of Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon, they had to report it and they did it in a very muted fashion.

You wonder if there is a protest or gathering in far off Arab lands like Tahrir Square, Tripoli or Tunisia the media is all over the Arab world and imprints every little detail, and throws a gauntlet of news stream around you so you can’t escape it. But when the events unfold in our own country ,and in our own backyard, and in New York City and Lower Manhattan, where the media is hunkered down, you don’t hear a thing ? Why? Because the gatekeepers decide you don’t need to know about Wall Street’s corruption and Greed and the imbalance of Wealth and Social inequality in America. They want to block your mind set like they have done numerous other times, and mold your opinions in a democracy, which will suit their own interests, and their own people. These are thoughts and ideas, that can dislodge a powerful elite in America and change the social structure forever.

SOCIAL MEDIA REPLACES OLD MEDIA

The media in the US is made up of few giant sized news outlets. They are top down. Executives and editors decide what is good and whats bad for you in advance. But those were the days when cigar chomping fat cats would dictate a copy, place an order, and shout down your days worth of news.

But not anymore in this day and age. With the proliferation of Internet, it is at it’s best, degraded from it’s former glory. Now there is a thing called the Web and there are web sites like this one, that you are reading, who have just as much control on the news as they have. The proverbial inkwell is now replaced by the mighty Internet. It’s funny to see how these cigar chomping, aging, Media moguls are sitting like bewildered rabbits in this fast moving digital divide. They are completely out of their wits ! Some of them don’t even know how to operate laptops and computers. What has replaced them and degraded them into such antiquity ? Twitter, Face book, You Tube and Iphone and the newly emerging technologies plus the growing population of Americans.

Now there is no need to have a paid camera men shooting film for the evening news cast. Anyone with a cell phone can just shoot a segment and upload it on You tube where it will be picked up by millions without any royalties or hassles. It is all free to access and use. The video attached here is an example of this brand of Journalism that is free and open and knows no bounds.

OCCUPYWALLSTREET BEATS THE ODDS

The Unions have been demonstrating against Wall Street’s greed for the last three years. You probably never heard about or did you? Every time they will come in New York and demonstrate the Media will ignore them flat out. They will picket and demonstrate the old fashioned way. The old crowd was totally ineffective against the owners of democracy the traditional US Media .The media has protected Wall Street for three long years and the Unions have failed to make a dent themselves and their voices heard.

This is what the Media did to the OccupyWallstreet movement. Ignored them flat out and completely- just like the Unions. But here comes America’s elite from Ivy League schools, students from Fordham, Columbia and Harvard and other places, who have been dealt a severe blow in this economic downturn. They had nowhere to go. They had nothing to lose. They were young. They knew their way around Internet. They had the technology on their side. They had the Media in their own hands. Twitter, Face book and You tube. It didn’t take long for the conversation and awareness to spread like wild fire. Live stream broadcasts gave viewers minute by minute updates. A movement was born out of nowhere puzzling the traditional gatekeepers as it spread to nationally just under three weeks.

It was only when the news became too big to ignore, than the US media got involved. Their own credibility took a hit, and they reported it with condescending attitude and ridicule. You can see in this video, how they get treated as the crowd chants and ridicules back.

HOW THIS WILL WORK NOW

The media does not wants you to know there is a protest against big banks. As always the media has protected the rich and powerful elite. They are cut from the same cloth as the rich Wall Street Barron and Institutions. They are their mouth pieces. They hardly have any sympathy to the poor in America or those who have suffered long and hard in this economic distress. They have no reason to be on the side of those who have lost jobs, homes and the American Dream.

They will continue to muddle the waters and shine the spotlight somewhere else. The only thing you can do is peel yourself off their grip and create your own media and enjoy the benefits like we do.

Source: http://www.financemoz.com

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