Posts tagged Occupy Wall Street
If we continue as we are, fighting over a shrinking pie, and if those who have made vast fortunes over the past three decades refuse to contribute their share to solving it, and if ordinary Americans believe that these people have bought the Congress, then we’re talking serious social unrest. Occupy Wall Street is a puppet show compared with what could be coming. Americans aren’t Japanese. They do not take decline and depression stoically - and if such decline is seen as one that exempts the global moneyed elite, watch out.
Andrew Sullivan argues for “a big infrastructure package with full-scale tax reform to raise revenues and reduce rates”—or else.
tanya77:

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Some might see a crass corporate attempt to latch onto a movement that fits well with the company’s branding. We see a progressive company showing its pre-corporate roots. (via Percolate)

Why don’t these companies set up a job fair at each one of the Occupy sites?

So will Ben & Jerry’s put their money where their mouth is and hire the 99%? That’s the question. Related: We’ll go ahead and call it.  B&J’s should release a 99%-ers flavor of ice cream! Broken dreams, endless debt, and peanuts. Lots and lots of peanuts.

tanya77:

shortformblog:

Some might see a crass corporate attempt to latch onto a movement that fits well with the company’s branding. We see a progressive company showing its pre-corporate roots(via Percolate)

Why don’t these companies set up a job fair at each one of the Occupy sites?

So will Ben & Jerry’s put their money where their mouth is and hire the 99%? That’s the question. Related: We’ll go ahead and call it.  B&J’s should release a 99%-ers flavor of ice cream! Broken dreams, endless debt, and peanuts. Lots and lots of peanuts.

(via motherjones)

wearethe99percent:

[I’ve worked in the Customer Service industry all of my adult life. Health insurance and Care seems like a luxury. A savings account is a luxury. Taking time off of work when I’m sick is a luxury. And I’m lucky. Is this the American Dream? I am the 99%]

Still rolling in: these. wearethe99percent is collecting stories of the 99%-ers.

wearethe99percent:

[I’ve worked in the Customer Service industry all of my adult life. Health insurance and Care seems like a luxury. A savings account is a luxury. Taking time off of work when I’m sick is a luxury. And I’m lucky. Is this the American Dream? I am the 99%]

Still rolling in: these. wearethe99percent is collecting stories of the 99%-ers.

There’s NYPD brass with guns on buses saying ‘Move the bus, this bus is now under the control of the NYPD. What room to protest is there? It’s not a transit supervisor you’re dealing with.
New York Transport Workers Union Local 100 President John Samuelsen • Discussing the way that the Brooklyn Bridge Occupy Wall Street arrests went down, particularly how the NYPD commandeered buses to arrest protesters en masse. The union is seeking injunctions (preliminary and permanent) against the NYPD to prevent them from doing this again. “The actions of the NYPD on Oct. 1, 2011, amounted to a seizure of the bus drivers,” the union’s lawyer, Arthur Schwartz, claimed in court. Will be curious to see how this goes. source (viafollow)

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As our resident archivist notes, our November 1965 cover on protesters in New York City is an interesting forbearer of big things to come. Who are these protesters!? Why are they here?! At the time, one could pay 35 cents to read and find out. Now, all you need is a hashtag.

As our resident archivist notes, our November 1965 cover on protesters in New York City is an interesting forbearer of big things to come. Who are these protesters!? Why are they here?! At the time, one could pay 35 cents to read and find out. Now, all you need is a hashtag.

A Quick Round-up of #OccupyWallStreet Coverage

We asked our new intern to round-up a slew of media reports about the Wall Street protests, as many on the ground there continue to raise concerns over a lack of media coverage. In case you’ve missed it entirely, protesters united under the hashtag #OccupyWallStreet have been occupying Zuccotti Park near Wall Street since Saturday, Sept. 17th. Some have said their mission is quirky, their organization not-so-tightly bound—but they’re sticking it out. While media coverage started slow and late, especially from the TV networks, the curious band of demonstrators now find themselves in the spotlight.

Here’s an overview of the media coverage, or lack-there-of, thus far.

  • The NYTimes’ Ginia Bellafante wonders if protesters are off the mark. Also: Is the NYPD, a police force trained for more dangerous threats, being tested by demonstrations?
  • An NYU student camps out Monday night (#longread).
  • Protesters regroup for pizza and tales of battle—and a new publicist finds his voice. Plus: A slideshow of their signs and faces.
  • NPR explains why they haven’t covered the protests.
  • The Awl mocks the relevance of perceptions.
  • Yahoo maybe was but then probably wasn’t censoring initial emails about the protests.
  • Alec Baldwin is in favor of more permits for protests.

What else?

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