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Robert Scheer on Wall Street Protests

By Robert Scheer

September 29, 2011

Pat Thurston filled in for Ronn Owens on the Ronn Owens Show and talked about how the Wall Street protests in NYC are not getting much attention from the media with Robert Sheer from Truth Dig.  Should this crisis be blamed on both parties?  Why aren’t more people pissed off?  We took your calls about this mis-carriage of justice in New York.

Posted on Sep 29, 2011

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Michael Moore on Occupy Wall Street

Michael Moore dropped by “Democracy Now!” to talk about the Occupy Wall Street protests, what he says is just the beginning of a movement spreading across the nation.

Posted on Sep 28, 2011

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Chris Hedges Occupies Wall Street

The Truthdig columnist sits in with protesters and says the power elite are “very, very frightened,” adding, “They do not want movements like this to grow.”

Posted on Sep 26, 2011


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Police Respond With Aggression to Wall Street Protests

Protesters claim 80 arrests were made Saturday as the occupation of Wall Street by scores of mostly young demonstrators turned violent, with police corralling, wrestling and appearing to pepper-spray participants. (more)

Posted on Sep 25, 2011


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99 Percenters Occupy Wall Street

If 2,000 tea party activists descended on Wall Street, you would probably have an equal number of reporters there covering them.

Posted on Sep 20, 2011

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Author and Academic Comments on Wall Street Protests

Protesters continued to occupy Manhattan’s financial district Monday. “Democracy Now!” has footage of the demonstration and interviews with activists, including a conversation with distinguished anthropologist, author and protest-goer David Graeber. (more)

Posted on Sep 19, 2011

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Anti-Corporate Protesters Demonstrate on Wall Street

Hundreds of people remained gathered in New York’s financial district Sunday as part of the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration called for by Adbusters, Anonymous and other anti-corporate groups. (more)

Posted on Sep 18, 2011

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Background

Long before Occupy Wall Street took form, and long before the corporate media caught on, two of our top columnists at Truthdig foresaw the economic calamity that still grips our country. Chris Hedges devoted his time and energy warning Americans about the disastrous symbiosis between big business and our government, both in his columns and in the streets. Meanwhile, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer covered the buildup to the meltdown for over a decade, naming names and taking no prisoners in his latest book, in his own columns and in his zinger of an acceptance speech at the 2010 Webby Awards -- held, as it happened, in the heart of Wall Street.

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