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  • Wall Street Protest

    It has been hard to get news about this protest. Hasn't been much on TV (not surprising) or the major internet news (a bit surprising). Kat posted a couple of useful links elsewhere. So, I'm re-posting them here and if anyone else has decent coverage pieces, I'm hoping they'll do the same:

    MSNBC (good camera work and exposition of police brutality)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwPn_...layer_embedded

    And from The Guardian

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...st?INTCMP=SRCH

    On broader based appeal

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain...y-wall-street/
    Kevin McCabe
    The future is there, looking back at us. Trying to make sense of the fiction we will have become. William Gibson

  • #2
    I don't watch a lot of tv so thanks for the MSNBC links and videos. Good grief. I am proud of the bravery of the protesters to take a demonstration to (however one sees it) the Gates of Hell, Capitalist Paradise, Money Mecca, The Hallowed Trading Floors, etc.

    If anything I hope that it will indeed get more news coverage and get people to understand that (a) as citizens we can protest anything and (b) nothing is immune from peaceful expressions of vast discontent. Not even Wall Street.

    "When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained."
    - Mark Twain, notebook entry, 1898.

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    • #3
      I actually heard about this on NPR yesterday. One of the things they mentioned was the fact that the group has no leadership and no real agenda. Unless they get more organized I don't think they will achieve anything.

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      • #4
        Watching this video at around the 50 second mark I get a strange feeling some of the smirks are ill-advised

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PiXDTK_CBY
        http://final-frame-final.blogspot.com/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ThanosShadowsage View Post
          I actually heard about this on NPR yesterday. One of the things they mentioned was the fact that the group has no leadership and no real agenda. Unless they get more organized I don't think they will achieve anything.
          I sort of agree with you but maybe it is a start. Was thinking last week and wondering where the protest spirit had gone. You get the occasional one against a nebulous entity like the World Bank but there has been no major storm of protests against an intolerable situation as happened in the 60's and 70's with Viet Nam. If what big business is doing these days isn't thought as bad if not worse then we have truely become a herd of sheeple. Protests were able to change government policy and a national viewpoint back then and might still have the same effect today.

          Unfortunately, those most affected by current conditions, youth, seem to have no motivation to lead the way the manner they did back then, Too many video games or are they just too indoctrinated in to thinking they can get the MBA and move themselves in to the elite that has sent the sales of the super luxury brands soaring? unfortunately if so they are no better than the urban youth who skip school to play sports figuring they are goig to make it in the big leagues. In business as in athletics there are only so many positions in the major and nepotism and the advantage of birth have even more effect one who is going to fill those spots in the former. The American Dream is dying a slow death among those not born in to families that can already supply them with a running start. Even those proffessionals such as doctors who can still make a decent living will soon find themselves squeezed in to worker positions in the hive once other are compressed to maximum. By the time they are shaken from their complacency it may be too late. By then it may be a choice between company stores or The Greve
          herb

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          • #6
            Well, I think that is maybe what is happening. I think a lot of the protesters are well-educated, but under-employed. Probably more than a few looking at paying back student loans. The question is whether class will be as strong a motivator as war once was. It was good to see union support. I wonder if the longshoreman will weigh in.
            Kevin McCabe
            The future is there, looking back at us. Trying to make sense of the fiction we will have become. William Gibson

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            • #7
              Originally posted by zilch View Post
              Watching this video at around the 50 second mark I get a strange feeling some of the smirks are ill-advised

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PiXDTK_CBY
              I would have thought that Marie Antionette provided a pretty straightforward object lesson.
              Kevin McCabe
              The future is there, looking back at us. Trying to make sense of the fiction we will have become. William Gibson

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              • #8
                There's been a fair amount of news (papers, radio, TV) in the city about this, but my impression is that there seems to be a determined effort by the local mainstream media outlets to portray the protesters as dopey dope-smoking clowns, e.g., http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/...radiohead.html

                There are other opinions elsewhere, e.g.,
                http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth...419837365.html

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Guzzlecrank View Post
                  There's been a fair amount of news (papers, radio, TV) in the city about this, but my impression is that there seems to be a determined effort by the local mainstream media outlets to portray the protesters as dopey dope-smoking clowns, e.g., http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/...radiohead.html

                  There are other opinions elsewhere, e.g.,
                  http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth...419837365.html
                  Yeah, considering this would be considered a "leftist" type thing one wonders where all the coverage form the so called leftist msm is. If they truely were of the left you think they would be on this like white on rice. Of course except for FOX broadcasters and its fellow travellers i don't think anyone buys in to that leftist msm bs anyway.
                  herb

                  Man spends his time on devising a more idiot proof computer. The universe spends its time devising bigger idiots. So far the universe is winning.

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                  • #10
                    https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=282473051782707

                    The movement does not seem to be stoping ssoon and the trades unions seem to be supporting it.....

                    Repression seems over proportionned ....

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                    • #11
                      Anonymous Twitter

                      iPhone app Vibe may be useful

                      http://forums.theregister.co.uk/foru...py_wallstreet/

                      http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vibe/id433067417?mt=8

                      Use caution, I can't validate the your information is actually gotten. Apple will know that your phone downloaded the app. Your carrier can probably sniff the stream. Maybe men-in-the-middle are capturing too.
                      Infinite complexity according to simple rules.

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                      • #12
                        Just a note. The wife, dog & I were over at the big dog park by the Brooklyn Bridge Saturday and Sunday, and it looked like the protests were picking up, with a noticeable presence of more cops than usual on our end of the bridge on a weekend.

                        Edit: Here's the protesters' web page! http://occupywallst.org/
                        Last edited by Guzzlecrank; 10-03-2011, 05:14 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Tell me this doesn't stink.

                          http://www.disinfo.com/2011/10/jp-mo...e-of-protests/

                          Coming to Canada?

                          http://www.thestar.com/news/article/...ding-to-canada
                          Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.

                          ~Henry David Thoreau

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Wanderlust View Post
                            Very irresponsible for the rozzer to accept the payment. Especially at that time and from that source, but frankly anytime from non-public sources.

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                            • #15
                              True, Rothie, and maybe a sign of the state we're in when the don't even try to hide these sleazy games.
                              Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.

                              ~Henry David Thoreau

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