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There’s a New Newspaper on Wall Street

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Posted on Oct 8, 2011
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Some say the media has done a less-than-stellar job of reporting on the Occupy Wall Street protests these last few weeks, but the 99 percent found a way to circumvent that: They published and distributed their own newspaper Saturday, aptly named The Occupied Wall Street Journal.

The paper, dedicated to coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protests, was paid for by pledges from the “crowdfunding” website Kickstarter.com. With more than $54,000 pledged from worldwide supporters of the movement, the project was able to print 50,000 copies of its first issue, with enough left over for at least one more. —BF

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“PLEASE KEEP CONTRIBUTING! We don’t have billions like FOX News nor are we bankrolled by the Koch brothers,” reads an update to the paper’s Kickstarter page. “We only have YOU! You have our tremendous gratitude, but this money will only pay for two issues.”

Resulting pledges have put The Occupied Wall Street Journal in ranks with Kickstarter’s most funded projects in the writing and publishing category. It’s just $2,000 behind the periodical in the section with the most funding, a website for smart sports writing.

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By Aristedes, October 9, 2011 at 11:31 am Link to this comment
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The NO COMMENT SHOW/Auction for Occupy Wall Street 10/08/2011
by Aristedes Philip DuVal on Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Landmark, Historic, most important ART AUCTION of the year! Over 100 artists represented, benefitting Occupy Wall Street.  Inside, I sang my new song on Global Revolution TV,  “We Are The 99 Percent” with my guitar@ the opening last night after cautiously avoiding Mounted Police, White Shirts & regular NYPD brandishing batons. Everyone must visit this most excellent exhibition @ the old JP Morgan building 23 Wall St, across from the NY Stock Exchange & Historic Federal Hall home of the first US Congress where Washington took the oath of President.  Kudos to the charming & brilliant curator MARIKA MAIOROVA, & Famous ULTRA VIOLET, Ingrid de Granier, Benny Zable, Erik Hendrickson, Peggy Cyphers, Brad Baker, Justice Marchi, Andrew Lipow, Odane Whilby, Wolf Geyr. This show will be remembered for years into the future & can only grow in stature!

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By bpawk, October 9, 2011 at 5:30 am Link to this comment

While it’s good to see people finally getting excited about what’s going on in their society (and not so much celeb worshipping) they again are hitting the wrong targets - now a museum. Nothing in their little paper criticizes the government or Obama. They are going after everything BUT THE GOVERNMENT. Why don’t they go to the source, who are the enablers of bailouts, unfair tax breaks and deregulation. Look to the government who is making the laws and who is by law answerable to the taxpayer. All their targets are wrong. Wall Street or a museum is not answerable to the public but the government is. Why are they afraid to criticize obama! He enabled Wall Street to take advantage of tax breaks, deregulation and bailouts. If government, as some say, is just as bad as Wall Street, why are there not demonstrations there? mmm…

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