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Julia Botello and other protesters occupy

the lobby of a Bank of America on Oct. 6 in Los Angeles, CA.

 

The demonstrators are marching to major bank offices

to protest the role of Wall Street banks

in the federal budget crisis

and in solidarity with protesters

in New York and other US cities.

 

David McNew/Getty Images

 

Boston Globe > Big Picture

The Occupy Wall Street movement spreads        October 12, 2011

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/10/the_occupy_wall_street_movemen.html 

 

 

 

What started in NewYork City in mid September,

a call to "flood lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens,

peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street,"

has continued to feed similar groups around the United States

taking up the name and cause.

 

Groups have gathered to bring attention to many issues,

with a central focus on the economic hardships and inequality

they say many Americans face.

-- Lloyd Young

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/10/the_occupy_wall_street_movemen.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

99% v 1%: the data behind the Occupy movement - animation        Guardian        18 November 2011

 

It has been the rallying cry

of the Occupy movement for the past two months

- but is the US really split 99% v 1%?

 

As poverty and inequality reach record levels,

how much richer have the rich got?

 

This animation explains what the key data says

about the state of America today

 

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxvVZe2fnvI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Occupy movement        2011-2012

https://www.theguardian.com/world/occupy 

 

 

 

 

Occupy the Caucus

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/31/
for-occupy-the-caucus-protesters-a-successful-day-of-arrests/

 

 

 

 

protest > Occupy Charlotte, N.C.        April 2012

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/24/us/
politics/occupy-movement-prepares-for-democratic-convention.html

 

 

 

 

protest > Occupy D.C.        December 2011-Jannuary 2012

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/30/occup-dc-protesters-standoff-police

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/05/us/occupy-dc-stopped-from-putting-up-a-building.html

 

 

 

 

protest > Occupy L.A.        November 2011

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/01/us/
occupy-los-angeles-philadelphia-camps-cleared-by-police.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/26/us/
occupy-los-angeles-to-be-evicted-from-city-hall-park.html

 

 

 

 

protest > Occupy Oakland        October 2011-January 2012

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/occupy-oakland

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/oct/27/occupy-oakland-iraq-veteran-movement-video

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/30/us/occupy-oakland-protest-leads-to-hundreds-of-arrests.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/us-news-blog/2012/jan/30/occupy-oakland-new-york-clashes

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/us/occupy-protesters-and-police-clash-in-oakland.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/14/us/occupy-oakland-angers-labor-leaders.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/15/us/police-raid-occupy-oakland-camp.html

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/14/us-usa-protests-newyork-idUSTRE7AD20G20111114

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/09/opinion/trouble-beside-the-bay.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/03/us/occupy-oakland-protesters-set-sights-on-closing-port.html

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/02/latest-updates-on-occupy-oakland-protest/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/01/occupy-oakland-police-scott-olsen

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/us/Oakland-Protests-Test-Mayor-Jean-Quan-Activist-Background.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/26/occupy-oakland-veteran-critical-condition

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/26/scott-olsen-occupy-oakland-review

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/nyregion/occupy-wall-street-march-to-support-oakland-protests.html

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/26/police-said-to-fire-tear-gas-at-protesters-in-oakland-calif/

 

 

 

 

protest > Occupy Philadelphia        November 2011

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/01/us/occupy-los-angeles-philadelphia-camps-cleared-by-police.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/us/for-occupying-protesters-deadlines-and-decisions.html

 

 

 

 

Occupy protests mapped around the world        October 2011

 

Where are the Occupy protests

taking place in the world

after the camps

in Wall Street and Madrid?

 

See the full list of places

we have found so far

- and help us collect more

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/interactive/2011/oct/18/occupy-protests-map-world

 

 

 

 

protest > Occupy London        October 2011- February 2012

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/occupy-london

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/feb/12/occupy-uncertain-future-st-pauls

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2011/dec/16/jesse-jackson-occupy-london-video

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/dec/07/gig-radiohead-massive-attack-occupy-london-free-album

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/nov/30/occupy-activists-xstrata-hq-london

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/world/europe/london-
protesters-watch-warily-the-crackdown-in-new-york.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/nov/15/occupy-london-occupies-cif

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/nov/01/st-pauls-corporation-occupy-camp

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/video/2011/nov/01/st-pauls-occupy-london-video

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/blog/2011/nov/01/occupy-london-live-coverage-of-protests-and-reaction

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/video/2011/nov/01/occupy-london-st-pauls-video

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2011/nov/01/church-of-england-occupy-london-protesters

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/nov/01/city-london-spending-income

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/oct/31/corporation-london-city-medieval

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/oct/21/occupy-london-protesters-asked-leave-cathedral

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/video/2011/oct/15/occupy-london-st-pauls-cathedral

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/oct/16/occupy-london-protest-second-day

 

 

 

 

protest > Occupy Wall Street        USA        September-December 2011

 

Occupy Wall Street

is a diffuse group of activists

who say they stand against

corporate greed,

social inequality

and other disparities

between rich and poor.

 

On Sept. 17, 2011,

the group began

a loosely organized protest

in New York's financial district,

encamping in Zuccotti Park,

a privately owned park open to the public,

in Lower Manhattan.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/topic/organization/occupy-movement-occupy-wall-street

http://www.adbusters.org/

 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/09/17/
opinion/Occupy-Wall-Street.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/14/
opinion/blow-occupy-wall-street-legacy.html

 

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/17/
arrests-made-as-protesters-mark-occupy-wall-streets-six-month-anniversary/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/us-news-blog/2012/jan/30/occupy-oakland-new-york-clashes

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/31/protesters-surge-back-into-zuccotti-park/

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/18/nyregion/occupy-wall-street-protesters-march-against-trinity-church.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/17/nyregion/church-that-aided-wall-st-protesters-is-now-their-target.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/15/nyregion/occupy-wall-street-members-report-to-court-for-brooklyn-bridge-rally.html

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/30/occupy-protesters-mobilize-for-obamas-visit/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/nov/25/shocking-truth-about-crackdown-occupy

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/21/business/media/occupy-wall-street-puts-the-coverage-in-the-spotlight.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/19/business/occupy-wall-street-has-plenty-of-potential.html

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/17/protesters-and-officers-clash-near-wall-street/

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/18/us/occupy-protests-across-the-country.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/18/us/occupy-protests-across-the-country.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/nyregion/occupy-wall-street-organizers-consider-value-of-camps.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/nyregion/ousted-wall-street-protesters-face-an-uncertain-future.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/opinion/mayor-bloomberg-confronts-occupy-wall-street.html

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/11/15/nyregion/20111116_Zuccotti_GoBig.html#1

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/zuccotti-largely-unoccupied-and-quiet/

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/nyregion/
police-clear-zuccotti-park-with-show-of-force-bright-lights-and-loudspeakers.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/nyregion/police-begin-clearing-zuccotti-park-of-protesters.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/nyregion/zuccotti-park-protesters-its-happening.html

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/15/us-usa-protests-newyork-idUSTRE7AE0CS20111115

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/14/us-usa-protests-newyork-idUSTRE7AD20G20111114

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/13/opinion/sunday/the-new-progressive-movement.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/09/business/occupy-movement-inspires-unions-to-embrace-bold-tactics.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/09/nyregion/at-occupy-wall-street-protest-rising-concern-about-crime.html

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/03/occupywallst-roundup-day-48/

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/04/nyregion/for-bloomberg-wall-street-protest-poses-a-challenge.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/04/nyregion/first-set-of-arrested-occupy-wall-street-protesters-arrive-to-court.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/31/us/occupy-wall-street-protesters-arrested-in-denver-and-portland.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/us/legal-successes-and-weather-trials.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/nyregion/occupy-wall-street-march-to-support-oakland-protests.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/28/us/oakland-and-other-cities-crack-down-on-occupy-protests.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/26/opinion/will-extremists-hijack-occupy-wall-street.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/oct/19/occupy-live-debate-london-frankfurt-wall-street

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/19/nyregion/
commander-who-pepper-sprayed-wall-street-protesters-faces-disciplinary-charges.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/19/naomi-wolf-arrested-occupy-wall-street

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/17/opinion/krugman-wall-street-loses-its-immunity.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/17/nyregion/occupy-wall-street-trying-to-settle-on-demands.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/16/occupy-protests-europe-london-assange

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/oct/16/occupy-wall-street-barack-obama

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2011/oct/15/occupy-wall-street-movement-global

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/opinion/sunday/sunday-dialogue-the-wall-street-protest.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/sunday-review/wall-street-protest-shows-power-of-place.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/14/protesters-london-stock-exchange

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/told-to-leave-protesters-talk-pre-emptive-strategy/

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/occupy-wall-streets-political-disobedience/

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/us/occupy-wall-street-protests-a-growing-news-story.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/nyregion/occupy-wall-street-protests-not-on-wall-street-but-felt-there.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/nyregion/protesters-told-they-will-have-to-leave-zuccotti-park-temporarily.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/12/opinion/theres-something-happening-here.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/12/opinion/messages-of-the-wall-st-demonstration.html

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/11/finally-making-sense-on-wall-street/

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/12/us/police-response-expands-with-protests.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/11/us/politics/wall-street-protests-gain-support-from-leading-democrats.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/10/opinion/panic-of-the-plutocrats.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/09/nyregion/wall-street-protest-spurs-online-conversation.html

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/10/08/opinion/sunday/20111008_McFadden_Cartoon.html

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/10/06/can-occupy-wall-street-spark-a-revolution

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/07/opinion/krugman-confronting-the-malefactors.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/06/opinion/occupied-wall-street-seen-from-abroad.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/06/nyregion/major-unions-join-occupy-wall-street-protest.html

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/10/05/nyregion/
how-occupy-wall-street-turned-zuccotti-park-into-a-protest-camp.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/06/nyregion/wall-st-protest-lures-many-new-to-this-sort-of-thing.html

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/oct/05/occupy-wall-street-direct-action

 

 

 

 

Occupy Newark        2012

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/16/nyregion/police-evict-occupy-newark-protesters.html

 

 

 

 

Public Opinion and the Occupy Movement        November 2011

 

The Occupy Wall Street protests

continue to spread around the country,

highlighting grievances

some Americans have about banks,

income inequality

and a sense that the poor and middle class

have been disenfranchised.

 

A recent New York Times/CBS News poll

found that almost half of the public

thinks the sentiments at the root of the movement

generally reflect the views of most Americans.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/11/09/us/ows-grid.html

 

 

 

 

Boston Globe > Big Picture

Occupy Wall Street global protests        USA        October 17, 2011

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/10/occupy_wall_street_global_prot.html

 

 

 

 

Boston Globe > Big Picture

The Occupy Wall Street movement spreads        USA        October 12, 2011

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/10/the_occupy_wall_street_movemen.html

 

 

 

 

evict

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/16/nyregion/police-evict-occupy-newark-protesters.html

 

 

 

 

be evicted

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/26/us/occupy-los-angeles-to-be-evicted-from-city-hall-park.html

 

 

 

 

'V for Vendetta' mask / protest mask        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/nov/27/
alan-moore-v-vendetta-mask-protest 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twitter Turns Over User’s Messages

in Occupy Wall Street Protest Case

 

September 14, 2012

The New York Times

 

Twitter on Friday turned over to a judge a printed stack of messages written by an Occupy Wall Street protester in October, around the time he and hundreds of others were arrested after walking on the roadway of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Manhattan prosecutors subpoenaed the records in January, because the messages could show that the police did not lead protesters off the bridge’s pedestrian path and then arrest them, an argument that the protester, Malcolm Harris, of Brooklyn, is expected to make at trial.

The judge, Matthew A. Sciarrino Jr., of Criminal Court in Manhattan, said he would keep the messages sealed in an envelope in his chambers until Sept. 21, when a hearing is scheduled in a challenge to his earlier ruling requiring that the messages be turned over to prosecutors.

If that challenge fails, Judge Sciarrino said he would review the messages and then turn over the relevant material to prosecutors.

Mr. Harris was one of about 700 protesters who were arrested on the bridge. He was charged with disorderly conduct, a violation.

The case has broader significance for the effect it may have on how much access law enforcement has to material published on social media Web sites. Judge Sciarrino said that once the material was broadcast, it was no longer a private record.

Twitter objected to the demand for messages that were no longer on its public site and has appealed Judge Sciarrino’s ruling.

Twitter Turns Over User’s Messages
in Occupy Wall Street Protest Case,
NYT,
14.9.2012,
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/15/nyregion/
twitter-turns-over-messages-in-occupy-protest-case.html

 

 

 

 

 

Protesters Against Wall Street

 

October 8, 2011

The New York Times

 

As the Occupy Wall Street protests spread from Lower Manhattan to Washington and other cities, the chattering classes keep complaining that the marchers lack a clear message and specific policy prescriptions. The message — and the solutions — should be obvious to anyone who has been paying attention since the economy went into a recession that continues to sock the middle class while the rich have recovered and prospered. The problem is that no one in Washington has been listening.

At this point, protest is the message: income inequality is grinding down that middle class, increasing the ranks of the poor, and threatening to create a permanent underclass of able, willing but jobless people. On one level, the protesters, most of them young, are giving voice to a generation of lost opportunity.

The jobless rate for college graduates under age 25 has averaged 9.6 percent over the past year; for young high school graduates, the average is 21.6 percent. Those figures do not reflect graduates who are working but in low-paying jobs that do not even require diplomas. Such poor prospects in the early years of a career portend a lifetime of diminished prospects and lower earnings — the very definition of downward mobility.

The protests, though, are more than a youth uprising. The protesters’ own problems are only one illustration of the ways in which the economy is not working for most Americans. They are exactly right when they say that the financial sector, with regulators and elected officials in collusion, inflated and profited from a credit bubble that burst, costing millions of Americans their jobs, incomes, savings and home equity. As the bad times have endured, Americans have also lost their belief in redress and recovery.

The initial outrage has been compounded by bailouts and by elected officials’ hunger for campaign cash from Wall Street, a toxic combination that has reaffirmed the economic and political power of banks and bankers, while ordinary Americans suffer.

Extreme inequality is the hallmark of a dysfunctional economy, dominated by a financial sector that is driven as much by speculation, gouging and government backing as by productive investment.

When the protesters say they represent 99 percent of Americans, they are referring to the concentration of income in today’s deeply unequal society. Before the recession, the share of income held by those in the top 1 percent of households was 23.5 percent, the highest since 1928 and more than double the 10 percent level of the late 1970s.

That share declined slightly as financial markets tanked in 2008, and updated data is not yet available, but inequality has almost certainly resurged. In the last few years, for instance, corporate profits (which flow largely to the wealthy) have reached their highest level as a share of the economy since 1950, while worker pay as a share of the economy is at its lowest point since the mid-1950s.

Income gains at the top would not be as worrisome as they are if the middle class and the poor were also gaining. But working-age households saw their real income decline in the first decade of this century. The recession and its aftermath have only accelerated the decline.

Research shows that such extreme inequality correlates to a host of ills, including lower levels of educational attainment, poorer health and less public investment. It also skews political power, because policy almost invariably reflects the views of upper-income Americans versus those of lower-income Americans.

No wonder then that Occupy Wall Street has become a magnet for discontent. There are plenty of policy goals to address the grievances of the protesters — including lasting foreclosure relief, a financial transactions tax, greater legal protection for workers’ rights, and more progressive taxation. The country needs a shift in the emphasis of public policy from protecting the banks to fostering full employment, including public spending for job creation and development of a strong, long-term strategy to increase domestic manufacturing.

It is not the job of the protesters to draft legislation. That’s the job of the nation’s leaders, and if they had been doing it all along there might not be a need for these marches and rallies. Because they have not, the public airing of grievances is a legitimate and important end in itself. It is also the first line of defense against a return to the Wall Street ways that plunged the nation into an economic crisis from which it has yet to emerge.

Protesters Against Wall Street,
NYT,
8.10.2011,
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/09/
opinion/sunday/protesters-against-wall-street.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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