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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wall Street gets occupied

A group called AnonOps has organized a large demonstration against Wall Street which started last Saturday. So far seven people have been arrested. Although this many not be as big as the group hoped it would,(about 200estimated by the end) it follows a need to begin to block off and shut down the institutions that cause us obvious misery. This group gave short notice and the news has tried to ignore this action. We need more such actions and bigger ones. Revolution means we need experience in struggle and this was a form of struggle.
The mainstream press still gives all publicity to the right, but people will find out that we are not just paper revolutionaries. We will take actions. -សតិវ អតុ
From other news sources:
From the Guardian (UK);

Why '
Occupy Wall Street
' makes sense

Banks are sitting on cash hoards and corporate profits are riding high – yet ordinary US taxpayers face joblessness and cuts
If 2,000 Tea Party activists descended on Wall Street, you would probably have an equal number of reporters there covering them. Yet 2,000 people did occupy Wall Street last Saturday. They weren't carrying the banner of the Tea Party, the Gadsden flag with its coiled snake and the threat "Don't Tread on Me". Yet their message was clear: "We are the 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%." They were there, mostly young, protesting the virtually unregulated speculation of Wall Street that caused the global financial meltdown.
One of New York's better-known billionaires, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, commented on the protests: "You have a lot of kids graduating college, can't find jobs. That's what happened in Cairo. That's what happened in Madrid. You don't want those kinds of riots here."
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From Bloomberg;
Sept. 19 (Bloomberg) -- New York City police limited access to parts of Wall Street for a third day after a weekend of protests targeting financial firms. At least seven people were arrested since the demonstrations began.
The size of the protest, dubbed “#OccupyWallStreet,” dwindled to about 200 people early today near Chase Manhattan Plaza, down from 1,000 on Sept. 17.
Four demonstrators were arrested today for wearing masks in violation of a law that bars two or more participants from doing so, and one was arrested for jumping a police barrier and resisting arrest, Paul Browne, a police spokesman, said in an e- mailed statement. Two masked protesters were arrested Saturday for trying to enter a building used by Bank of America Corp., he said.
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