This post is a nice reminder to the Mainstream (Corporate) Media in this country and some friendly help for those trying to explain to their friends/families/co-workers what exactly it is that people are so outraged about in this country…plenty of people have managed to eloquently state what exactly this movement is standing up against, much to the chagrin of the MSM. Send this post to whomever needs clarification. Much Love to our Brothers & Sisters across the USA and in Chile, UK, Greece, Portugal, Madrid, Israel, Egypt, Syria, Bahrain, Ireland etc etc!!
Does anyone really not know what the basic message is of this protest: that Wall Street is oozing corruption and criminality and its unrestrained political power — in the form of crony capitalism and ownership of political institutions — is destroying financial security for everyone else? Beyond that, criticizing protesters for the prominence of police brutality stories is pure victim-blaming (and, independently, having police brutality highlighted is its own benefit).
Why Establishment Media & the Power Elite Loathe Occupy Wall Street By: Kevin Gosztola, FireDogLake
Matt Taibbi: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ can spark movement, motivate change
Prof. Cornel West on Occupy Wall Street: It’s the Makings of a U.S. Autumn Responding to the Arab Spring
Senator Bernie Sanders on Occupy Wall Street:
Noam Chomsky on Occupy Wall Street & on collapsing infrastructure
“Something Has Started”: Michael Moore on Occupy Wall St. Protests That Could Spark Movement
Lawrence O’donnel on Occupy Wall Street Police Brutality
John Samuelsen: Why Transport Workers Union is joining the Occupy Wall Street Protests
Video: Occupy Wall Street protests spread across U.S (Telegraph UK)
Dozens arrested after foreclosure protesters target Bank of America (Occupy Boston)
Occupy San Francisco Calls for Arrest of NY Federal Board Member / JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon (Video)
Economic protesters take to the streets in L.A (Occupy LA)
Activists continue to ‘Occupy Chicago’
‘Occupy Denver’ speaks out against Wall Street
More than 100 turn out for anti-corporate protest (Occupy Seattle)
Unions and liberal groups to join ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest (+ Postal Employees & Verizon Employees)
Calling all Military Veterans of Reddit. We took an oath to protect the people and the constitution of the United States of America. Meet me on Wall St.
Roseanne Barr & Economist Max Keiser Discuss Occupy Wall Street and Banksters
Boots Riley wants radical militant movement
other sites w/ daily video & picture updates on the situation: