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New York’s Finest Are Neither Amused Nor Inspired

In the battle protesters are waging against U.S. corporations in lower Manhattan, appeals to NYPD officers’ sense of class solidarity have so far failed to shake them from their traditional role. (more)

Posted on Oct 5, 2011


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The Origin and Future of the Occupy Wall Street Movement

Salon reporter Justin Elliott sat down with Adbusters co-founder and editor-in-chief Kalle Lasn to talk about the formation of the Occupy Wall Street movement, which began in print with a poster published in Lasn’s “culture-jamming” magazine in mid-July. (more)

Posted on Oct 5, 2011

Policing the Prophets of Wall Street

The Occupy Wall Street protest grows daily, spreading to cities across the United States. The response by the New York Police Department has been brutal.

Posted on Oct 4, 2011

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Now that reporters are starting to check out the occupation near Wall Street (it took only three weeks), they have begun echoing the notion that protesters don’t know why they’re there. As Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities huffs in a pro-demonstration article, “Do these news analysts think it’s a coincidence ...” (more)

Posted on Oct 4, 2011


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Frequently Asked Questions About the Wall Street Protests

Who’s in charge? What are the protesters’ demands? How big is the movement? How can I get involved? Answers to these and other basic questions about the ongoing occupation of Wall Street are offered by The Nation magazine’s Nathan Schneider. (more)

Posted on Oct 3, 2011

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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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