Archive for the ‘WALL STREET’ Category

Oct
2011
26

Videos Show Police Pushing #OccupyOakland to Unthinkably Dangerous Level

Videos Show Police Pushing #OccupyOakland to Unthinkably Dangerous Level
Last night the #OccupyOakland protest, a thus far entirely peaceful assembly of local demonstrators, faced the most aggressive police onslaught of any U.S. occupation since the #OccupyWallStreet movement began. The story is only able to be told in short bursts, piece by piece from photos and videos recorded by those who were there. Here is ...
Oct
2011
25

“We Are the 99% (And So Are You!)” T-Shirts Hit #OccupyWallStreet Protests Nationally

Leading up to Occupy Wall Street’s October 15th International Day of Solidarity which featured the big New York march to Times Square and nearly 1000 occupations globally, We Party Patriots was able to print 1100 long sleeve T-shirts that donned the We Party logo integrated into the “We Are the 99%” slogan (see graphic above). ...
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Oct
2011
20

Finding #OccupyWallStreet a Place Among Moderates Will Be Crucial

Finding #OccupyWallStreet a Place Among Moderates Will Be Crucial
Greg Sargent, who writes The Plum Line for Washington Post, recently wrote a piece discussing what would happen if the Occupy Wall Street movement found support among the working class. The article makes some excellent points about what the movement could mean for the 2012 elections. If Occupy Wall Street remains what it currently is, ...
Oct
2011
17

Governor, AFL-CIO Leader Take Trip to Dewey Square, Lend Support, Supplies to #OccupyBoston

Governor, AFL-CIO Leader Take Trip to Dewey Square, Lend Support, Supplies to #OccupyBoston
#OccupyBoston got some high-profile visitors this weekend as Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and AFL-CIO leaders Steven Tolman and Edward Kelly made their way to speak to the occupiers of Dewey Square. Offering gifts of tarps, hand sanitizer, duct tape, water and flashlights, Steven Tolman walked the camp talking to the occupiers and offering...
Oct
2011
17

WAIT, IT GETS WORSE: Wall St. Responsible for Sky-Rocketing Oil and Gas Prices, Too. 

WAIT, IT GETS WORSE: Wall St. Responsible for Sky-Rocketing Oil and Gas Prices, Too. 
The spike in oil prices has not been caused by natural market supply and demand.  In fact, U.S. demand for oil has declined since 2005, while global demand has grown less than four percent.  In addition, the global oil reserves have been growing faster than consumption and now stand at a higher level than they ...
Oct
2011
15

VIDEO: OCTOBER 15 — International Day of Solidarity

VIDEO: OCTOBER 15 — International Day of Solidarity
Today, tens of thousands of Americans will “Occupy” different cities of the U.S., but today is not just about Wall Street. There has been a push to make today an International Day of Solidarity for some time, with 951 cities in 82 countries poised to participate. Below is the video produced by the folks at ...
Oct
2011
12

Italian Government Considers Drug-Testing Stock Brokers

The Italian government may be on to something. As Italian undersecretary Carlo Giovanard looks for causes to the countries fluctuating markets, he has called for mandating drug testing for stock brokers. He has cited studies that link drug use to market problems and has begun to promote the idea wholeheartedly. According to Bloomberg Businessweek,...
Oct
2011
10

Tea Party-Backed HR2587 Passes House, Would Facilitate (Even Further) Corporate Control of Politics

The Tea Party is reaching new heights of anti-worker effort with the House passage of HR 2587, the “Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act.” The law, according to Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN), allows corporations to bust unions and outsource jobs to keep corporate profits high. The law is a direct response to Boeing’s desire...
Oct
2011
10

#OccupyRoundUp 10.10: The Pics, Clicks, News and Views We Think Are “Can’t Miss”

Some fantastic thinking about/analysis of #OccupyWallStreet hit the ‘Net yesterday. First, the reliably unique @Rortybomb blog (Mike Konczal of the Roosevelt Institute), released a statistical analysis of the We Are 99% Tumblr blog: His conclusion is clear: Upon reflection, it is very obvious where the problems are. There’s no universal...
Oct
2011
9

#OccupyRoundUp 10.9: The Protest Pics, Clicks, News and Views We Think Are “Can’t Miss”

#OccupyRoundUp 10.9: The Protest Pics, Clicks, News and Views We Think Are “Can’t Miss”
Apparently, a photograph of a police officer with a heart (above) has royally pissed off some members of the NYPD. We’re gonna need a fresh batch of angry cops if that’s the case, since over 300 #Occupy solidarity events are taking place in the U.S. DailyKos has this great listing. Meanwhile, #OccupyLondon sprung up this ...
Oct
2011
9

CON-SERVATIVE: Right-Wing Journo Infiltrates OccupyDC, Incites Museum Police to Pepper-Spray

CON-SERVATIVE: Right-Wing Journo Infiltrates OccupyDC, Incites Museum Police to Pepper-Spray
Firedoglake has a story this morning linking American Spectator “journalist” Patrick Howley to the minor pepper-spraying incident at the National Air and Space Museum this weekend in Washington, D.C. Apparently Howley, on assignment for the Right-Wing rag, performed the inciteful ruse “in order to mock and undermine in the pages...
Sep
2011
30

“What Kind of Pie? OCCUPY!”

“What Kind of Pie? OCCUPY!”
On Wednesday, I had the privilege of visiting the #OccupyWallStreet protest at Liberty Plaza in New York City. I shot some video, I listened to the organizers and I marched. I had a falafel and some juice. What struck me the most about the developing scene set at the base of high-rises and bustling businesses ...