Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Occupy Wall Street news

Occupy Portland Is Born with Ten Thousand Strong

On October 6th, in Portland, Oregon, ten thousand people assembled at noon at Waterfront Park on a workday in anticipation of the non-permitted march, which would make a pit stop before ending at its official, secret "Occupation" spot.

Occupy Wall Street: We Danced Waiting for the Police Who Never Came

Last night, our permit officially ran out in Freedom Plaza. Early in the evening the police reminded us our permit ended at 10PM and they ‘had to do their job.’ We held an emergency meeting of many of the organizers and decided to stay. We took it to the General Assembly (see 1:49:22 of video) which agreed. We were in solidarity – Freedom Park was paid for by our tax dollars; the Constitution says “Congress shall make no law abridging” our right to freedom of speech and right to assemble to redress grievances against the government. We had grievances, so we were staying.

Why the Occupied Wall Street Movement Scares the Democratic Party

We are witnessing the birth of a social movement that has the potential to win economic justice. Having only recently exploded onto the scene, there are many directions this movement may take. The only certainty is that, since the conditions that fueled it are not going away any time soon, it is, at the very least, a harbinger of larger struggles to come.


  1. these protests are small. No more than 10 thousand in Manhattan as of a few days ago.

    What does justice mean anyway?

    What are the protestors' plans to facilitate private sector growth and job creation?

  2. Was that a ventriloquist's dummy I heard? A sock puppet perhaps? Or has the one percent that owns forty percent of US wealth begun posting here?

  3. I'm going to treat you in much nicer way than Jemmy, here.
    Eat shite, anan.

  4. I can't stand this creep anymore..

  5. Free markets [simpler and less regulation, a simpler tax code with fewer tax deductions, fewer tax credits, lower marginal tax rates; less government spending], pro high tech policies, greater human capital [better education] helps poor people, facilitates higher real incomes and lower unemployment.

    There are many ideas on how to facilitate economic growth. Does Jemmy present any? If not, why not? Is it because he hopes to facilitate an economic depression on 7 billion homo sapiens to prevent them from exceeding Britain's record?

  6. anan
    It's these Free markets crap and your other ideas that will eventually lead you to walk on all four. ( I believe you walk on 3 at the moment).

  7. Free market pro high tech policies are why India, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Turkey, Brazil, Chile, Indonesia are such massive international success stories.

    Look at how relatively more socialist big government Britain is doing be contrast.