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#occupywallstreet, is an ongoing nonviolent demonstration, a social movement opposing what participants view as negative corporate influence over politics and a lack of legal repercussions over the global financial crisis.
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Daily Show’s John Oliver asks protesters, ‘Am I the man?’

Daily Show’s John Oliver asks protesters, ‘Am I the man?’ | #OccupyWallstreet | Scoop.it

Comedy Central’s John Oliver wanted to join the Occupy Wall Street movement, but after visiting Zuccotti Park this week, he found that he just didn’t fit in.

“We’re fighting the man,” several protesters in Guy Fawkes masks explained to Oliver.

“Am I the man?” Oliver worried. “Because you’re making me feel like the man.”

“You have a suit,” one protester noted.

The Daily Show correspondent was also disturbed by the system of hand signals demonstrators used to communicate.

“You can’t just make up gestures!” Oliver explained. “Because clapping already exist.”

Still not feeling like he fit in, Oliver went to a local bar to visit “the 98 percent of Americans who might agree with the protesters message if it were not for the protesters themselves.”

“The do have a point,” one patron remarked.

“I sympathize with them as well,” another woman agreed. “When one percent has so much money and the other 99 percent doesn’t, it just doesn’t seem right.”

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Author Naomi Wolf arrested outside Huffington Post awards ceremony | The Raw Story

Author Naomi Wolf arrested outside Huffington Post awards ceremony | The Raw Story | #OccupyWallstreet | Scoop.it

Feminist author Naomi Wolf was arrested last night outside the Huffington Post’s “Game Changers” awards ceremony as she marched with about 150 members of “Occupy Wall Street” to protest New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) resistance to raising taxes on the wealthy.

Cuomo, who was being honored by the AOL news group for supporting same sex marriage in New York, has recently been criticized for pushing back against a tax on millionaires, which is supported by a large majority of New York voters.

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Harvard professor: Tea party, 99 Percent must unify against Wall St. abuses | The Raw Story

Harvard professor: Tea party, 99 Percent must unify against Wall St. abuses | The Raw Story | #OccupyWallstreet | Scoop.it

Even as many in the partisan media attempt to embrace or shun the 99 Percent movement, there is another, quieter voice that’s rising, urging unity to fight the greed on Wall Street — and if polls are any indicator, that voice has already found deep sympathy with a great many Americans.

Speaking to a crowd gathered for “Occupy D.C.” this week, Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig touched upon that small but rising tide, which says and says again that the tea party is also part of the 99 Percent.

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