Occupy Wall Street is a protest movement, but beyond a few reports on macings and arrests, you'd never know it from the main stream press.
This time protestors are a little smarter on media blackouts. They have their own website, with live streams, news and events.
Who are they? They claim to be the 99% that is sick to death of the unabated greed of the uber-rich, or top 1% wealthy in this country. A major demand is to get corporate money out of elections, politics and government. Wonder why when 85% of the nation wants something and supposedly the majority of Congressional representatives do too, that same policy never gets enacted into law or action? That's your corporate money at work. Corporations and uber-rich literally control government these days and can kill any legislative bill, any government action, regardless of what the majority demand.
What are they doing there?
Like our brothers and sisters in Egypt, Greece, Spain, and Iceland, we plan to use the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic of mass occupation to restore democracy in America. We also encourage the use of nonviolence to achieve our ends and maximize the safety of all participants.
They are clearly hoping the rest of the 99% who have little join them, help them shut down Wall Street until we get some real financial reform and change in favor of working America. Can you believe it has taken this long to get any sorts of protests going on in America considering the state of the economy and unbridled theft of the nation by corporations?
The below video, about a minute in, shows the protests and scans up to the super-rich, drinking champagne and mocking the protestors, laughing at them. Does the stark haves and have nots need a better illustration than the below video clip?
The organizers have also set up a conference bridge, otherwise known as a party line, have a live video stream on their website, along with usual twitter, facebook, share. The site even has adiscussion forum.
Readers of this site know we have repeatedly statistically shown what the protests are about. Multinationals do not act in the national interest, our entire political system is corrupt and does not act in citizens or the national interest, won't even consider policy for the U.S. worker and has been selling us down the river for 30 years now.
If you cannot protest, consider at least pulling out your meager wages from financial institutions giving you the never ending shaft and consider at least buying American. If you are an employer, hire an American.
We really need people in the streets at this point for it's clear both parties are corrupt as hell and if we were going to get any real change in favor of the U.S. middle class, it would have happened by now. Below is the live stream of the protests.
In Solidarity, The Economic Populist