Occupy Wall Street And Union Solidarity March: 7,000 and more…

Wednesday Evening Crowd Estimate Update: Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! said “tens of thousands”. Some press reports say the organizers claim “15,000”. Someone on Fox News said at least 7,000. Here are some good websites to follow the Occupy Wall Street march today: Live coverage at the Guardian UK: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/oct/05/occupy-wall-street-protests-live The official website for Occupy […]

10/4 Occupy Wall Street Update: Today’s events, tomorrow’s plan

Tuesday 10/4: Economist Richard Wolff spoke at Liberty Square. He said some very clear and hopeful things about the power of the people to invent a new system that would be better than capitalism. A late night (10:45pmish) serenade by Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel. My friend Rose Zacchi from Long Island was on […]

Occupy Wall Street declarations: One demand, twenty grievances, lots of consensus

Comparison of the two sets of demands/grievances published by Occupy Wall Street by Kimberly Wilder 10/4/2011 The first document I will refer to as the “One Demand Document” The second document I will refer to as the “Grievances Document” To see both documents in text, go to my previous post: here. Up front, I would […]

Is this union news related to Occupy Wall Street?

KW: I can’t help but wonder if the background pressure that Occupy Wall Street is putting on corporate accountability and economic justice is part of the reason that this deal was settled, and in a way that seems to be better for workers than things often go.  Wednesday, there will be a labor rally connected […]

Peter Yarrow at Occupy Wall Street : Puff the Magic Dragon

Live! Peter Yarrow singing Puff the Magic Dragon and more. Supporting Occupy Wall Street at Liberty Square/Zucotti Park. Happened from about 3:45pm to 4:15pm The great spirit of Peter, Paul, and Mary’s music blesses the Wall Street protesters. First, singing Puff the Magic Dragon, adding words about pirates who are really stock traders, and sailing […]

Blow by Blow: Brooklyn Bridge “taken” by Occupy Wall Street *

Want to understand exactly what happened on the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday? GO HERE for Excellent coverage by D. Eris at Poli-Tea website. Excerpt only below (The Poli-Tea website has eyewitness accounts, photo, and video)…Over 700 Arrested in Occupy Wall Street Protest as Movement Continues to Grow Across the Country (The link for this excellent coverage […]

Occupy Wall Street takes the Brooklyn Bridge…

Well, at least the news is interesting. The Occupy Wall Street protesters marched across the Brooklyn Bridge. And, they succeeding in stopping all traffic leaving Manhattan on the Brooklyn Bridge. That is quite an accomplishment for a nonviolent demonstration. Now, it appears the police have trapped or “kettled” hundreds (or is it a thousand or […]

Today! Saturday 10/1/2011: Vigil for Peace in Bellport, LI at 11am

If you are on Long Island, and admiring the Occupy Wall Street demonstration, here is a very local opportunity for you to gain visibility for peace and justice. Bellport on Sat. Oct 1st at 11am. This request was reposted by Bill McNulty of “Lunch with Bill” on WUSB radio Stony Brook: A [local newspaper] has […]

“Peace Song of the Day” and a new statue for Wall Street

As some of you know, Ian and Kimberly have alter egos, and a new website, trying to channel activist energy towards good energy and good shopping. The website is Peace Couple, and it often features posts by Duke Augustus and Duchess Susanna, The Duke and Duchess of Peace. For every day of the year, there […]

Occupy Wall Street: Sunday morning update…

For Sunday, October 30th update, go: here. _______________ Update on Sunday, 9/25/2011 at 5:58 am: Had insomnia. Wanted to be useful, so I watched the Occupy Wall Street video feed. There had been a rumor that at 10pm last night, something would happen. But, I watched until about 11pm, and all was pretty calm. Now […]

Occupy Wall Street protest continues: At least 80 people arrested

The Occupy Wall Street Protest continued on Saturday, September 24, 2011. There is an article at The Seattle PI: here. In order to keep up with what is actually going on, I think it helps to look at media reports and protester reports, and balance them to what probably happened. At the Occupy Wall Street […]

Occupy Wall Street finally releases their one demand

Demands Update 10/2/2011: Directly below, is the first list of demands, as presented on September 22, 2011 by Occupation Wall Street. There is a new document. The link for a new document, agreed to on September 29, 2011 and published on September 30, 2011 is available at the NYC General Assembly website HERE, and in […]

Yesterday was some day…

So, yesterday was World Peace Day. And, Ian and I hoped to do some comment or post about it, but it slipped by. Here are some things that took our attention on Peace Day:

Wed. morn update: Occupy Wall Street protest

There is a brief update for Wednesday 10/19/2011: here (Mostly – it is raining!) ______________ It is Wednesday morning, at 7:11am, live video shows that there is still an encampment. At 7:21am, they say “Welcome to Wednesday”. The Live Feed says there was a record number of campers in the park, about 200 people. They […]

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