Posts Tagged ‘free to be’
Occupy Buffalo: 1st General Assembly Meeting In Niagara Square (2011-10-01) – Part 1
Occupy Buffalo: 1st General Assembly Meeting In Niagara Square (2011-10-01) – Part 2
Occupy Buffalo: 1st General Assembly Meeting In Niagara Square (2011-10-01) – Part 3
NYPD Arresting a Child At #OccupyWallStreet– Brooklyn Bridge Shut Down
Brooklyn Bridge Video: Police clash with #OccupyWallStreet protesters
#OccupyWallStreet Rage: 700 arrested on Brooklyn Bridge
Hundreds held in #OcuppyWallStreet protests
New York - The International Press is starting to watch the activity by a group of young, peaceful protesters in the Wall Street area of New York City even if the United States press is not widely reporting the event. Arrests are also being reported from the area.
ABC News is one of the few United States media networks that has begun to report on the Occupy Wall Street movement. These reports come after a week long peaceful stand protesting the corporate giants that protesters say are harming the 99 percent of Americans suffering from economic struggles.
Occupy Wall Street protest demands outline complete and complex reforms to our financial system
The protesters behind Occupy Wall Street and their supporters, of which I am one, share a gut feeling of utter disgust, rage and frustration at the havoc our nation’s policies, from Washington to Wall Street, have wreaked not only on this current economy, but on hope of a more stable, widespread financial security for the future.
As such, the manifesto released by Occupy Wall Street is actually fairly complete, more so than its detractors would have people believe. The list includes requirements that others and I have argued for years, such as bringing back Glass-Steagall (i.e., breaking up the banks) and detaching corporate money and its influence from the political system.
More than at any other time in our nation’s history, bipartisan political leaders, regulatory bodies and quasi-private entities, like the Federal Reserve, have subsidized an unstable, risk-laden, abusive and sometimes criminal banking system, which, through its unchecked practices, has catalyzed what I consider another Great Depression that will last for years.