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Old 10-11-2011, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I was talking about this "Occupy Wall Street" thing with a friend of mine the other day, and I told him that if there was anything legitimate about it, I figured there would be similar protests in other cities. He sort of surprised me by saying that there are--although he couldn't tell me where.

Have any of you heard anything about other protests starting up as a direct result of what's happening here in New York?
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Oh yes, Fred.

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In Manhattan on Monday, hundreds of protesters dressed as corporate zombies in white face paint lurched past the New York Stock Exchange clutching fistfuls of fake money. In Chicago, demonstrators pounded drums in the city's financial district. Others pitched tents or waved protest signs at passing cars in Boston, St. Louis, Kansas City, Mo., and Los Angeles.
A slice of America's discontented, from college students worried about their job prospects to middle-age workers who have been recently laid off, were galvanized after the arrests of 700 protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge over the weekend.
Some protesters likened themselves to the tea party movement - but with a liberal bent - or to the Arab Spring demonstrators who brought down their rulers in the Middle East.
Occupy Wall Street Protests Inspire Demonstrations In Other Cities

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - A sun-soaked noon rally within blocks of the White House brought out hundreds of protesters Thursday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Afghanistan War.
On Freedom Square, sign-carrying demonstrators banged drums, sang and cheered a series of fiery speeches by anti-war activists, who decried the federal government's continued funding of the Afghan and Iraqi wars while calling for cuts to social programs for the elderly, poor and people with disabilities.
Planning for the rally began six months ago, but the event's timing dovetailed perfectly with nationwide protests in support of the ongoing Occupy Wall Street demonstration in New York. There were similar protests against income inequality and perceived corporate profiteering Thursday in Austin, Texas, Sacramento, Calif., Houston, Philadelphia, Boise, Idaho, Portland, Ore., and other cities.
Demonstrations sprout in DC, cities across US | GazetteNET

You don't hear a lot about it on the news because the " CorporateNews" in the United States is really only supposed to glorify uprisings against regimes in OTHER countries. Local dissent is always played down...as we saw all through the 60's and most recently of the millions marching against the pre-planned Iraq War in the week before the Bush-Cheney invasion.
If you hear about local dissent at all it's only a whisper.

But the YANKEES WON...that you hear til you're driven deaf. And women in Queens are having their asses grabbed...story at 10, 11, 11:30, 11:45, 12, 1, 2.

But I guess since Egypt and Libya and Syria can now organize and report dissent over the internet, perhaps we can too, without the superfluous blessings of CNN, NBC, ABC and FOX who can only gas about the exploits of Senator Bl0wjob and his mistress...and ass-grabbing in Queens.
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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I was talking about this "Occupy Wall Street" thing with a friend of mine the other day, and I told him that if there was anything legitimate about it, I figured there would be similar protests in other cities. He sort of surprised me by saying that there are--although he couldn't tell me where.

Have any of you heard anything about other protests starting up as a direct result of what's happening here in New York?

The Truth Denied Breaking News - Occupying Everywhere!

World Blog - Occupy Wall Street-style protests spread to Britain


Occupy Wall St. Spreads Across the Atlantic | Gather
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:29 AM
 
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Fred you are able to manuever city-data pretty well, and post all sorts of links to things, but can't figure out whether there are other demonstrations happening anywhere else? Really? Something smells fishy.

Kefir great post.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:15 AM
 
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Fred you are able to manuever city-data pretty well, and post all sorts of links to things, but can't figure out whether there are other demonstrations happening anywhere else? Really? Something smells fishy.

Kefir great post.

Really. Even the mainstream media is covering protests in different cities now.

It's not that difficult (http://tinyurl.com/6emnldk - broken link).
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:08 AM
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We'll see if the Wall st. protestors are having any effect on policy, or whether its all just hand waving and camping, when the jobs bill/millionaire's surtax bill gets to the Senate very soon. If it doesn't pass, I don't hold out hope for the movement being of much consequence after that.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:59 AM
 
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Tuesday October 11th, Democracy Now has some very in depth coverage of the movement: A daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, airing on over 900 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the United States.

Author Naomi Klein speaks about the movement: http://www.thenation.com/article/163...hing-world-now
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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They might have some good points but now these demonstrations are costing the city $ and taking police away from high crime areas. Also, shouldn't the main protests be in DC?

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Old 10-11-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Enwhycee
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I think they should be in DC too, in front of the Senate, Congress but I security is very tight.
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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They might have some good points but now these demonstrations are costing the city $ and taking police away from high crime areas. Also, shouldn't the main protests be in DC?
DC is full of puppets who get their orders from Wall Street.
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