Photographer Bradford Gregory recently turned his camera away from the fashion world and started snapping pictures of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Taking powerful black and white photos, Gregory captures the action behind these now famous scenes saying that the "young people on Wall Street are giving voice to many of the problems that working people in America have been confronting over the last several years."
I love you. And I didn’t just say that so that hundreds of you would shout “I love you” back, though that is obviously a bonus feature of the human microphone. Say unto others what you would have them say unto you, only way louder.
Dezentrale Aktionen zum 15. Oktober Der 15. Oktober ist als weltweiter Aktionstag angekündigt. Infos dazu sind etwa unter takethesquare.net oder 15october.net nachzulesen. Auch in Deutschland werden am 15. Oktober dezentrale Proteste stattfinden, viele davon mit Attac-Beteiligung. Hier eine Übersicht der bekannten Aktionen.
Wer weitere Informationen zu Aktionen sucht oder mitteilen möchte, kann in der Aktionsbörse zum 15. Oktober nachschauen und inserieren.
One of the tactics the 99 Percenters are using to take back the country from the 1 percent is to move their money from big banks to credit unions, community banks, and other smaller financial unions that aren’t gambling with our nation’s future.
The Occupy Wall Street movement has captured much the nation’s attention with a clear message: A U.S. economy driven by the interests of business and the wealthy has generated increasingly unequal economic outcomes where the top 1 percent did exceptionally well but the vast majority did not do well at all.
According to the data, they’re fundamentally right. This paper presents 12 figures that demonstrate how skewed economic rewards (in income, wages, capital income, and wealth) have become in the United States. These figures, most of which cover 1979 through 2007 (prior to the recession) generally break out trends for the top 1 percent, the next richest 9 percent, and then the bottom 90 percent of households or earners. While income growth at the very top—the richest 1 percent and above—has been truly staggering, incomes at roughly the 90th percentile and above (the richest 10 percent) have generally at least matched the rate of economy-wide productivity. It is below the 90th percentile where one really sees the potential fruits of economic growth (as measured by economy-wide productivity) failing to reach American households. An economy that fails to cut in 90 percent of American households on a fair share of economic growth is one that needs serious reform. As the figures show:
Welcome to OCCUPY TOGETHER, an unofficial hub for all of the events springing up across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall St. As we have followed the news on facebook, twitter, and the various live feeds across the internet, we felt compelled to build a site that would help spread the word as more protests organize across the country. We hope to provide people with information about events that are organizing, ongoing, and building across the U.S. as we, the 99%, take action against the greed and corruption of the 1%.
We will try our best to provide you with the most accurate information possible. However, we are just a few volunteers and errors are bound to occur. Please be patient as we get this site off the ground and populated and please contact us if you have any info on new events, corrections, or suggestions for this site. You can contact us at info[at]occupytogether[dot]org.
We will only grow stronger in our solidarity and we will be heard, not just in New York, but in echoes across this nation.
Even by participants’ own estimates, the ongoing OccupyWallStreet demonstration in New York City hasn’t been very big--between 500 and 700 protestors near the famous bronze bull statue at its peak on Saturday afternoon attended, and perhaps 200...