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I support the #OccupyWallStreet Protesters

"To the young men and women who are braving the overreaction of local authorities to raise their voices against the corruption and manipulation of our nation that emanates from Wall Street: I say to you that your presence is making a difference. You are exercising the right every American holds most dear, the right of freedom of expression, and with that expression you are finally getting the attention of the nation."

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So short... so true...

#occupywallstreet not Afghanistan. #10yearstoolong
Oct 05 via TweetDeckFavoriteRetweetReply

... and this great testimony from a young american soldier joining the protest :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bBb1U-PLJE

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Twitter trends are... curated ? Censored.

After days of silence... #OccupyWallStreetMovies is the first #OWS#occupywallstreet hashtag to appear in #twitter trends for the US
Oct 05 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

Although comparing http://trendistic.indextank.com/occupywallstreet with http://trendistic.indextank.com/occupywallstreetmovies do not explain why the firts never appeared in twitter trends...  

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BypassCensor's comment, October 5, 2011 7:30 PM
well, it has been removed... a few hours of glory only !
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Reality check. #occupywallstreet @AJStream

Reality check. #occupywallstreet @AJStream | occupy_together | Scoop.it

"Small business owner from Texas 'I was offered a $50k loan, banks wanted $850k collateral." http://yfrog.com/h8urghxaj

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Putting Pundits to Shame: Protesters Know Exactly What They're Fighting For | News & Politics | AlterNet

Putting Pundits to Shame: Protesters Know Exactly What They're Fighting For | News & Politics | AlterNet | occupy_together | Scoop.it

“We stand for the 99 percent who don't have much of a voice in this system,” a young woman named Melissa told me. A recent graduate with “not much in the way of job prospects,” she said she'd never been involved in a protest before."

“We need to bring back Glass-Steagal,” he said, referring to the Depression-era law that created a firewall between investment- and commercial-banking. “It's really ironic that a law whose purpose was to prevent another Great Depression was repealed and now we have an economy that is worse than at any time since the Depression”

“We need a massive investment in infrastructure, in green technology, high-speed rail, things like that,” he said. “We need to abandon or significantly modify these free-trade agreements like NAFTA... these weren't the result of some democratic groundswell. They were written by lobbyists,”

 

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Social Media and Our Atmosphere of Augmented Dissent » Cyborgology

Social Media and Our Atmosphere of Augmented Dissent » Cyborgology | occupy_together | Scoop.it

"Social media is linking the potential of occupying physical space with the ability of social media to provide the average person with information and an audience."

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A teacher making a radio broadcasting from #occupywallstreet

I am a Communications Technology professor at York College/CUNY
http://michaelbransonsmith.net

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@aramina thanks twitter for excluding #occupy wall street from trending topics

Thanks, @twitter. It's so nice of you to censor things like #occupywallstreet but leave slurs up in the trending topics. Classy.
Oct 05 via TweetDeckFavoriteRetweetReply

Thanks, @twitter. It's so nice of you to censor things like #occupywallstreet but leave slurs up in the trending topics. Classy.

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Knowing Your Rights is the First Step in Standing up for Them! | New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) - American Civil Liberties Union of New York State

Knowing Your Rights is the First Step in Standing up for Them! | New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) - American Civil Liberties Union of New York State | occupy_together | Scoop.it

"Going to a demonstration in New York City? Know your rights! The New York Civil Liberties Union has two guides that can help you know what to do if you’re protesting or if you have a police interaction."

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Protests born on Wall Street spreading across US

Protests born on Wall Street spreading across US | occupy_together | Scoop.it

"In Florida, a weekend protest drew a crowd carrying signs reading "End Corporate Welfare" and "It is Time for a Revolution." Another protest was planned for Tampa on Thursday.

The nation's largest union of nurses, National Nurses United, said it would join a New York march on Wednesday. And Healthcare-Now, which advocates for a national single-payer system, said it was joining the Washington protest to "demand human needs over corporate greed."

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Estimated number of protesters in NYC

Source : Guardian journalist http://twitter.com/#!/AdamGabbatt

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A tipping point for Occupy Wall Street

A tipping point for Occupy Wall Street | occupy_together | Scoop.it

"Ultimately, what’s fascinating about Occupy Wall Street is how big something that small has become. There were hundreds of people in that park, but not thousands. Today’s march might have thousands or tens of thousands of people, but not hundreds of thousands. But it’s growing, and fast. And just as with the tea party, the media are interested in covering it, and the political establishment is interested in joining it. Occupy Wall Street has created a space for some type of populist movement to emerge. What exactly that will look like remains anyone’s guess."

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Cornel West on Occupy Wall Street: It's the Makings of a U.S. Autumn Responding to the Arab Spring

Cornel West on Occupy Wall Street: It's the Makings of a U.S. Autumn Responding to the Arab Spring | occupy_together | Scoop.it

"Well, I think we’ve got to keep the momentum going because it’s impossible to translate the issue of the greed of Wall Street into one demand, or two demands. We’re talking about a democratic awakening. We’re talking about raising political consciousness, so it spills over; all parts of the country so people can begin to see what’s going on through a different set of lens." said Dr. Cornel West.

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Nueva York vive una nueva marcha de sindicatos e indignados | Internacional | EL PAÍS

Nueva York vive una nueva marcha de sindicatos e indignados | Internacional | EL PAÍS | occupy_together | Scoop.it

"La llamada Community-labor march to Wall Street fue organizada inicialmente por el grueso de los trabajadores neoyorquinos para demostrar oficialmente su apoyo a los jóvenes que protagonizan el movimiento Occupy Wall Street, pero a la convocatoria se han sumado más de 60 grupos que incluyen sindicatos grandes y pequeños tan dispares como el de guionistas de cine, el de profesores, el de mecánicos o el de empleados del transporte público, organizaciones de apoyo a la comunidad negra y latina, colectivos independientes de artistas y hasta el colectivo Moveon.org, que tan importante fue para captar el voto joven en la elección de Barack Obama hace tres años."

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Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com

CNN video and article coverage : http://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/05/politics/occupy-wall-street/index.html

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Tracking Journalist Arrests During the #Occupy Protests Around the Country

"http://twitter.com/#!/jcstearns is tracking, confirming and verifying reports of journalist arrests at #Occupy protests all over the country. We are just getting started but hearing lots of reports. Help me by sending tips and tweets to @jcstearns.

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Occupy Wall Street protests - live coverage @guardian

Occupy Wall Street protests - live coverage @guardian | occupy_together | Scoop.it

Follow updates on New York & the rest of the US here, & tweet your experiences & views http://twitter.com/#!/AdamGabbatt

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The Brian Lehrer Show - Unions Join Occupy Wall Street

"President of 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Mike Fishman and president of the United Federation of Teachers in New York Michael Mulgrew explain why their unions are joining the Occupy Wall Street protests today."

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To occupy Wall Street, occupy the internet first

To occupy Wall Street, occupy the internet first | occupy_together | Scoop.it

"Occupy Wall Street is movement, but it is also a Twitter hashtag, a Facebook page and a Livestream event, which means the protest does not even need a physical home. By one estimate Tuesday morning, "Occupy" events were happening in 147 cities, and much of that is the result of social media being used to recruit the young and the computer-literate...

There has clearly been some fragmentation. On Facebook, the Occupy Wall Street page has nearly 22,000 "likes." Yet there are another 9,000-plus for the Boston page, more than 13,000 in Los Angeles, over 6,600 in Philadelphia, and on and on. It is not clear how many of those overlap.

The movement's official Twitter name, @OccupyWallSt, had nearly 39,000 followers. The "Global Revolution" Livestream channel had nearly 4,000 viewers."

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How to Occupy an Abstraction

How to Occupy an Abstraction | occupy_together | Scoop.it

"It may sound counter-intuitive, but there really is no politics in the United States. There is exploitation, oppression, inequality, violence, there are rumors that there might still be a state. But there is no politics. There is only the semblance of politics. Its mostly just professionals renting influence to favor their interests. The state is no longer even capable of negotiating the common interests of its ruling class."

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