There have been record sleep-ins. Numbers soon.
CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller reported on “The Early Show on Saturday Morning,” demonstrations were held in more than a dozen cities, from Los Angeles to Richmond, Va., to downtown Minneapolis, Minn.
The Nova Scotian reports: These people do not believe that the business of America should be business.
“To judge by the diversity of their slogans, placards and websites, you pay your money (metaphorically) and you takes your choice. But there is no mistaking the gist.”
Reuters: Chavez slams “horrible repression” of U.S. protests
CBS’ The Early Show reports (with video)
“The one thing that runs through all of them is that a feeling that there is just a fundamental unfairness. From their point of view, the very people who almost wrecked the U.S. economy on Wall Street continue to get wealthy while working people are struggling to pay their bills. I mean, it comes down to that.”
ABC: An expedition of protesters from the Occupy Wall Street movement is scheduled to hold a “general assembly” at 3 p.m, in Washington Square Park . Which they describe as an opportunity to recruit new supporters and share ideas.
ABC News reports that GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain reiterated his criticism of the Occupy Wall Street protesters Friday, saying the groups are “anti-capitalism” and “anti-free market.”
Connecticut’s version of “Occupy Wall Street” had its largest gathering to date Friday as more than 200 people joined an “Occupy Hartford” march through downtown and prepared to camp in a park.
Ben & Jerry’s made the following statement:
“We, the Ben & Jerry’s Board of Directors, compelled by our personal convictions and our Company’s mission and values, wish to express our deepest admiration to all of you who have initiated the non-violent Occupy Wall Street Movement and to those around the country who have joined in solidarity. The issues raised are of fundamental importance to all of us.”
The company specified:
- The inequity that exists between classes in our country is simply immoral.
- We are in an unemployment crisis. Almost 14 million people are unemployed. Nearly 20% of African American men are unemployed. Over 25% of our nation’s youth are unemployed.
- Many workers who have jobs have to work 2 or 3 of them just to scrape by.
- Higher education is almost impossible to obtain without going deeply in debt.
- Corporations are permitted to spend unlimited resources to influence elections while stockpiling a trillion dollars rather than hiring people.
CBS Video: At the Value Voters Summit on Friday, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said he is “increasingly concerned” by “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations which began in New York and spread to other major cities.
Opinion from NYT: The Occupy Wall Street Quiz
“If you look at the results, you’ll see a sort of historically familiar pattern: Democrats sympathizing with the protestors, Republicans railing against them and Michael Bloomberg worrying about his city’s tax base.”
CNN Tweeted: Press Secretary Carney is expected to discuss the #OccupyWallStreet protests at today’s White House briefing.
CBSNews Photo gallery
The Guardian also has a photo gallery up.
Friday Fun: 1% of the population (the cookie monster) eats 100% of the cookies.
Washington Post: Who are the 99 percent?
“I am young. I am educated and hard working. I am not able to pay my bills. I am afraid of what the future holds.”
Who are the 99 percent? Part 2
“I did everything I was supposed to and I have nothing to show for it.”
NYDaily Mail reports that approximately $35,000 has been raise by the protesters so far. “Some money will be used to pay bail for arrested demonstrators.”
Gothamist reports that Jeff Mangum Played at the protest Last Night
The NYCLU Tweeted that they are sending a team of legal observers today.
From Politico - Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren came out swinging against the financial industry in her first U.S. Senate primary debate, arguing that “the people on Wall Street broke this country.”
From CNN - Transport Workers Union Local 100 spokesman Jim Gannon says, ‘Their Goals Are Our Goals’
The Massachusetts Nurses Association says “hundreds” of the city’s nurses will rally with the Occupy Boston protesters on Wednesday.
Protesters have begun publishing The Occupied Wall Street Journal, NYT reports.
Protest FAQ’s by The Nation
Fox Footage on YouTube interview with a protester.
The “Occupy Wall Street” protests “appears to be settling in for the long term,” NPR’s Jeff Brady reports.
Tuesday morning 10/4/11
Warren Buffett: Wall Street doesn’t feel loved
Bloomberg: Anti-Wall Street protests spread nationwide
Baltimore Sun. Occupy Wall Street protests spread to Baltimore, other cities
Daily Kos – Three Concrete Demands
Monday morning: 10/3/11
The New Yorker on Rational Irrationality
In Arabia news: protests have spread to cities across the country as well as overseas in London and Germany http://bit.ly/njd2Pb
Dangerous Minds shows footage of the arrest of a 13 year old girl.
How to Occupy an Abstraction Opinion
Occupy Wall Street Protesters Coming To Providence
I’m finding it hard to find actual news. There seems to be a blackout of some kind. There are over 7000 said to be marching nationally, not much coverage. Chicago itself has over 3000 protesters. Around 10% of the NY citizens marching have been arrested, according to sources.
Also trending: Thatcher on the poor
Occupy Wall Street Protesters: We Are Americans (ABC)
Protesters ask New Yorkers: We need blankets, water and food.
Wall Street protests gain steam | Detroit Free Press
NYPD accused of heavy-handed tactics | World news | The Guardian
MSNBC Reporter SLAMS NYC Police Brutality! http://youtu.be/meT8CJgEBQw
“There’s been class warfare for the last 20 years, and my class has won” – Warren Buffett http://wapo.st/rpQi4h
More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest | Reuters http://reut.rs/qomSGL
Declaration of the Occupation of New York City | NYC General Assembly http://bit.ly/pLf0sL
The Marines are Coming to PROTECT the Protesters – YouTube bit.ly/nDwyki
Protester describes NYPD Brooklyn Bridge Bottleneck. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og_o4krKRMA&feature=related
NYT changes the Brooklyn Bridge Bottleneck story http://bit.ly/nkjJUh
Fox’s Faux pas http://bit.ly/nPfD6P Ouch!
According to Gothamist, the police officers have arrested NYT contributing writer Natasha Lennard. @natashalennard
Occupy Wall Street: Interview with Chris Hedges Part 1/6 – http://bit.ly/o0lXZW
I see: (blogger Interviews)
A timeline of the Occupy Wall Street movement: (via MOJo)
- July 13: The Canadian magazine Adbustersmakes a call to Occupy Wall Street.
- August 30: The hacktivist collective known as Anonymous releases a video answering the call and encouraging others to follow suit.
- September 17: Nearly 1,000 gather to protest corporate greed and begin occupying the financial district in New York City.
- September 19:Roseanne Barr is the first celebrity to lend support to the so-calledNYC General Assembly.
- September 20: The NYPD starts arresting protestors for wearing masks, citing an arcane law that prohibits masked gatherings of two or more people with an exception: “a masquerade party or like entertainment.” The police soon become more forceful.
- September 22: Demonstrators interrupt a Sotheby’s Auction, “in a show of solidarity with the art handler’s union that had been locked out.” This is the first instance of labor unions and the movement locking step.
- September 24: 80 protestors are arrested during a peaceful march; a video of a policeofficer pepper-spraying a nonthreatening woman goes viral.
- September 26: Anonymous allegedly leaks the name and details of the police officerwho wielded the pepper spray.
- September 27: The Occupy Wall Street campaign comes out in support of postal workers who are protesting their reduced five-day work week.
- September 28:Transport Workers Union votes to support Occupy Wall Street; over 700 Continental and United Airline pilots demonstrate in front of Wall Street.
- September 30: More than 1,000 demonstrators march on NYPD headquarters, protesting the police response against the demonstrators.
- October 1:Over 700 demonstrators are arrested for marching across the Brooklyn Bridge and blocking traffic.
Live updates by Alex Akesson