So far, the protests seem fueled by a collective sense that things in our economy are not fair or right. But the protesters have not done a good job of focusing their complaints—and thus have been skewered as malcontents who don't know what they stand for or want.
During the Great Depression, these kinds of protests revolutionized America. It could happen again
Occupy Wall Street, the ongoing demonstration-cum-sleep-in that began a month ago not far from the New York Stock Exchange and has since spread like wildfire to cities around the country, may be a game-changer. If so, it couldn’t be more appropriate or more in the American grain that when the game changed, Wall Street was directly in the sights of the protesters.
The "Occupy Wall Street" protests are gaining momentum, having spread from a small park in New York to marches to other cities across the country.
Mayor's plan to have the NYPD clear protesters from Zuccotti Park for cleaning on Friday is met with skepticism
I’m told the best thing about having a hearing aid is being able to turn it off; selectively, of course, around boring or annoying people. When someone wants to ask you for money. When you’d just like some quiet. There’s a switch. You have the power to tune voices out.
Which is what the media have been doing to the Occupy Wall Street protesters.
The demonstrators have said they want “economic justice.”
And inevitably a talking head will wonder: “What do they want?”
The demonstrators will say they want economic justice.
Last night was Occupy Night at Virtually Speaking Susie, my internet radio show. I was fortunate enough to have as my guests online organizer Ali Savino, who's camping with OccupyDC, and Jesse LaGreca (The Ministry of Truth at Daily Kos), who became a viral internet sensation after Fox News interviewed him at Wall Street -- and didn't run the tape. He made such an impression, even Christiane Amanpour grabbed him as a guest for This Week on Sunday.
The latest news from the Federal Reserve shows a plan to monitor all social networking streams up to and including the streams coming from the Occupy movement.
WallStreetCheatSheet.com: "The global economy and stock markets took a nose dive in 2008. But that hasn’t stopped some of the biggest masterminds from escaping a day of luxury."