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Signal 7 October 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Occupy Wall Street.
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The demonstrators are protesting bank bailouts, foreclosures and high unemployment [Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images]

Ten 6 October 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Afghanistan War, Culture of Death, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, WAR!.
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October 7, 2001: Afterburners create streaks of light during catapult launches from the flight deck aboard USS Enterprise as US Navy fighter aircraft depart for strike missions over Afghanistan.
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October 7, 2001:   Afterburners create streaks of light during catapult launches from the flight deck aboard USS Enterprise as US Navy fighter aircraft depart for the first strike missions over Afghanistan.    Picture: US Navy / Todd A. Bent / REUTERS

Ten long and lousy years.

White 5 October 2011

Posted by marisacat in Divertissements, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.
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Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) hovering in flight, Iceland
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Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) hovering in flight, Iceland      [Markus Varesvuo / Rex Features]

Arrest 3 October 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Occupy Wall Street.
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Police prepare to arrest demonstrators     [Mario Tama/Getty Images]

One thing is certain, the Occupations, in particular Zuccotti Park/Wall St but others too, are being covered the world over…

NHK, the Japanese public TV, just ran video of Stiglitz going down to the encampment…

AND, the OWS crowd might want to refuse, or respectfully decline! the support of the UAW.  They, the UAW, just agreed to the Korea Trade mess.

Gah.


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A protester is carried away by the NYPD on the Brooklyn bridge [James Fassinger]

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Taking a ride 1 October 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Occupy Wall Street.
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A four-day-old African spurred tortoise sits on the head of its mother in their enclosure in Nyiregyhaza Animal Park in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary
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A four-day-old African spurred tortoise sits on the head of its mother in their enclosure in Nyiregyhaza Animal Park in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary   [EPA/Attila Balazs]

I see OWS moved toward the Brooklyn Bridge… and there were more arrests..

AP (at Forbes) says “dozens”, NYT says “hundreds” arrested…

Associated Press

Wall Street protest shuts half of Brooklyn Bridge

By COLLEEN LONG , 10.01.11, 06:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Bridge has been shut down in one direction after protesters camped out near Wall Street spilled onto the roadway.

Police have made dozens of arrests and were continuing to stop people illegally blocking the roadway Saturday evening.

Demonstrators are railing against corporate greed, global warming and social inequality, among other grievances.

The group has been camped near the Financial District for two weeks and clashed with police on earlier occasions. A Friday march to police headquarters was peaceful.

Earlier Saturday, two other marches went over the bridge without problems. One was from Brooklyn to Manhattan by a group opposed to genetically modified food. Another in the opposite direction marched against poverty.

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Madman posted these at the end of the last thread, moving them forward:

United Steelworkers union, North America’s largest, joins Occupy Wall Street

“[The USW] stands in solidarity with and strongly supports Occupy Wall Street. The brave men and women, many of them young people without jobs, who have been demonstrating around-the-clock for nearly two weeks in New York City are speaking out for the many in our world.”

And this too:

Hot Off the Press: The Occupied Wall Street Journal

A reported 100,000 copies of The Occupied Wall Street Journal have just arrived. The young occupiers are busy handing out the four page broadsheet to curious passersby and the protest tourists, who linger on the outskirts of Zuccotti Park, snapping photos of signs and the occasional blue-haired hippie.

“The Revolution Begins at Home” reads a headline. “Learning from the World” reads another piece about Americans taking lessons from the spontaneous Arab Spring. In anticipation of an Oct 5th student walkouts and union marches, a caption reads, “New York Unites!”

The rained on, camping crowd of about 200 has swelled to a respectable 400–or so–with a march planned for 3 pm, which is said will attract more