US citizens of all political persuasions are still reeling from images of unparallelled police brutality in a coordinated crackdown against peaceful OWS protesters in cities across the nation this past week. An elderly woman was pepper-sprayed in the face; the scene of unresisting, supine students at UC Davis being pepper-sprayed by phalanxes of riot police . . . → Read More: USA Ends Freedom of Speech & Expression Rights
The scrum of Zuccotti Park defines the media image of the Wall Street protests. A maze of police barricades, signs, and the mass of tents and soup kitchens, a festival of disaffection that makes for good video.
Advertised less is that the de facto headquarters of the protest isn’t in the park. It’s four blocks . . . → Read More: Irony – “60 Wall Street” is the headquarter of OWS
The month-old Occupy Wall Street movement continues to grow, with nearly $300,000 in the bank and participants finding satisfaction in the widening impact they hope will counter the influence on society by those who hold the purse strings of the world’s economies.
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