Live #OccupyWallStreet: Sunday Updates

Sunday 10/9/11
Day 23

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.”

Saturday: 10/8/11
Day 22

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.”

Friday  10/7/11
Day 21

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.

Wednesday 10/5/11
Day 19

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.”

From NPR: The Occupy Colleges movement called for a “nationwide college student walk out” at noon today, their website lists 75 colleges where walkouts are expected to happen.

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.

Retro: Wall Street Protest, Circa 1967

Tuesday morning 10/4/11

Day 18

Anti-Wall Street protests spread to South Florida

NYT: Wall Street Closes Sharply Lower


CNN:  Demanding Accountability


Warren Buffett: Wall Street doesn’t feel loved

Bloomberg: Anti-Wall Street protests spread nationwide

9: 57

Baltimore Sun. Occupy Wall Street protests spread to Baltimore, other cities


CNN Occupying Wall Street, demanding accountability


BBC: George Soros’ sympathy for Wall Street protesters

WGA East Endorses Occupy Wall Street Protests

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

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

Albuquerque protesters

St Louis

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.

Virtual March by @moveon (This coming Wednesday)

Ouch: George Carlin is trending on Twitter

Also trending: Thatcher on the poor

Live Tweeters



Occupy Wall Street Protesters:  We Are Americans (ABC)

Protesters ask New Yorkers: We need blankets, water and food.

Mashable photos


Wall Street protests gain steam | Detroit Free Press

NYPD accused of heavy-handed tactics | World news | The Guardian

Sunday: 10/2/11

MSNBC Reporter SLAMS NYC Police Brutality!

“There’s been class warfare for the last 20 years, and my class has won” – Warren Buffett

More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest | Reuters

Declaration of the Occupation of New York City | NYC General Assembly

The Marines are Coming to PROTECT the Protesters – YouTube

Protester describes NYPD Brooklyn Bridge Bottleneck.

NYT  changes the Brooklyn Bridge Bottleneck  story

Fox’s Faux pas 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 –

I see: (blogger Interviews)

A timeline of the Occupy Wall Street movement: (via MOJo)


Live updates by Alex Akesson



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