by: George Lakoff, Truthout | Op-Ed ||
I was asked weeks ago by some in the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement to make suggestions for how to frame the movement. I have hesitated so far because I think the movement should be framing itself. It’s a general principle: Unless you frame yourself, others will frame you – the media, your enemies, your competitors, your well-meaning friends. I have [...]
By Chris Hedges | Truth-Dig | Op-Ed ||
Ketchup, a petite 22-year-old from Chicago with wavy red hair and glasses with bright red frames, arrived in Zuccotti Park in New York on Sept. 17. She had a tent, a rolling suitcase, 40 dollars’ worth of food, the graphic version of Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States” and a sleeping bag. She had no return ticket, [...]
By David Weidner ||
October 03, 2011 – NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — It had to be a case of mistaken identity.
Protesters had been swarming Wall Street and Lower Manhattan for a week. There were at least six arrests the first day Occupy Wall Street camped out and chanted near the New York [...]
For the thousands that are now involved in the Occupy Wall Street protests, it is important to realize, as I am sure many of the protestors do, that the average Wall Street worker is not to blame for the incredible social and economic inequality that has grown in the past several decades. The problem is the structural procedures and rules, and the lack of regulation to enforce them. Slowly, and [...]
Keep The Middle Class Alive! is striving to be one of the few media sources to cover in detail the Occupy Wall Street Protests. We are raising money to go to New York to film and interview protestors participating in this historic moment. Any little bit will help, our goal is to raise around 1000 dollars in order to pay for plane ticket and lodging. We thank you for your [...]
September 25, 2011 “The Guardian” | By David Graeber |
The young people protesting in Wall Street and beyond reject this vain economic order. They have come to reclaim the future.