Policing the Prophets of Wall Street

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By Amy Goodman ||

The Occupy Wall Street protest grows daily, spreading to cities across the United States. “We are the 99 percent,” the protesters say, “that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1 percent.”

The response by the New York Police Department has been brutal. Saturday, the police swept up more than 700 protesters in one of the largest mass arrests in U.S. [...]

Michael Moore: Arrest Wall St. Bankers, Not Wall St. Protestors

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Moore: The majority of Americans are really upset at Wall St. You’ve got an army just waiting for somebody to do something, and the something has started.

In the following Democracy Now! broadcast, Amy Goodman and Michael Moore discuss the Occupy Wall St. protests, where Moore spoke Monday despite the fact that police have forbidden protestors from using a PA system.

AMY GOODMAN: Today we spend [...]

Why 2,000 People Needed to Occupy Wall Street: Banks Are Raking in Profits While Taxpayers Are Getting Screwed

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– By Amy Goodman –

Banks are sitting on cash hoards and corporate profits are riding high — yet ordinary US taxpayers face joblessness and cuts.

If 2,000 Tea Party activists descended on Wall Street, you would probably have an equal number of reporters there covering them. Yet 2,000 people did occupy Wall Street last Saturday. They weren’t carrying the banner of the Tea Party, the Gadsden [...]

Joseph Stiglitz on the Budget and ‘the 1%’

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Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz was Amy Goodman’s timely guest on “Democracy Now!” on Thursday, giving his much-needed perspective on the proposed 2012 budget and his must-read Vanity Fair article, “Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%.”

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