Former restaurant lobbyist Herman Cain doubled down tonight on his attacks against the Occupy Wall Street movement. In previous weeks, Cain blasted protesters for daring to stand-up to Wall Street power, at one point referring to the Americans in Zuccotti Park as un-American. Cain also reiterated his point that the jobless should blame themselves, not the speculators who crashed the economy.
United States Marine Corps. veteran Sgt. Shamar Thomas from Roosevelt, NY goes toe-to-toe with the New York Police Department
Thanks to C&L OccuPies, we have a lot of new Occupy readers. So when I ran across this incredibly useful blog post by Milwaukee blogger Drew Jacob over at Rogue Priest, I wanted to make sure a wider audience saw it - especially the part about the Sacred Dry Socks. If you're in for the duration, be sure to read the whole thing:
As Occupy Wall Street protesters and their anti-bank message pick up momentum, among the unofficial list of grievances is a demand to have creditors forgive student loans.
On Saturday, the Washington Post splashed a photo on its front page of an Occupy Wall Street protester apparently tackling a police officer during a march Friday morning in lower Manhattan.
California has long been a hotbed of political activism, so it’s no real surprise that residents across the state are expressing their solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement. In fact, in the relatively small tract of land between Los Angeles and San Diego, a number of groups have staged protests of their own. Here’s a roundup:
Nineteen OccupyDC protesters who emerged from an overnight stay in Washington jail this afternoon were greeted by the veteran civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson. Among the freed detainees were Princeton professor Cornel West and Grammy-nominated singer Raheem DeVaughn, who embraced Jackson as a drum-beating crowd of supporters chanted, “We are the 99 percent.”
Wow, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is running a little scared now. Ten days ago, he denounced Occupy Wall Street as a “growing mob.” On Fox News Sunday, he softened his stance, agreeing “there is too much income disparity” and promising to work on getting the top 1 percent to create jobs and opportunity for the rest of us.
Occupy Wall Street could bring disaffected blue-collar workers back into the progressive fold by recasting the left as the voice of the middle class.
Will the worldwide “occupy” demonstrations make 2011 the new 1968?
And this is exactly what we are doing here at Occupy For Accountability. We are compiling a list of those we hold accountable for the disaster that this country has become. Watch here in the coming weeks as we expand this list of those that are in our opinion, accountable. We will try to document their destructive activity and report that here on this site. Lists? We got them in spades.
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