Occupy Wall Street Tweets That One-Year Anniversary (Sept. 17) Will Be a “Date to Remember”

Tonight on our stream, the Twitter account for OccupyWallSt tweeted out the following:

To those who think the movement continues to get weaker, it looks like it is just getting started.

#MillionHoodies Demonstration and Social Media Push Martin Petition to Over 1.1 Million Signatures

Yesterday, the #MillionHoodies demonstration in NYC as well social media shares successfully achieved a goal of surpassing more than 1 million signatures of a Change.org petition created by the family of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, who was killed on February 26 by self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in Sanford, FL. The NYC protest also gained support from the Occupy Wall Street movement.

The protest began at 6pm EST and continued well into the night at Union Square, where eyewitness accounts and UStream sites (including TimCast) estimated the NYPD presence to be around 500 officers, including top-ranking NYPD officials. Accounts estimated that about 200 protesters were at Union Square late last night.

The official #OWS page provides a detailed account of the events, including a video of protesters that occupied the iconic Wall Street bull.

Additional video footage of last night's event and police presence were also streamed. Here are just a few video embeds that were recorded from streaming sites for news-gathering purposes.

The day did not have its controversy, as one #OWS protester was caught on tape and arrested for dumping excrement into a plaza on March 14.

 

Raw Video Shows Romney Slamming The 99%: “America Is Right and You’re Wrong”

Spend a day off protesting SOPA and the next day, the GOP political world is buzzing. After a crazy day on the GOP trail, candidate Mitt Romney steps in with this video slamming The 99% movement.

Romney was forceful, a bit angry, and said that the 99% movement is dividing America and that the US system is the best in the world. Also, he told the 99er that if models like those of Russia, China, Cuba, and North Korea were better, he was all ears.

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: #OWS Days 41-50

We are proud to post the works of independent photojournalist Rebecca Beard of http://rebeccabeard.com.

And a special assist from our music library: Dylan and Rush. Perfect together.

Daily Show’s Jon Stewart: #OccupyWallStreet Is Just Like Tea Party Movement

Leave it to Jon Stewart to hit another one out of the park. This time, it's #OccupyWallStreet.

Enjoy.

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September 20, 2011 VIDEO from #OccupyWallStreet

This is video taken from this morning in Wall Street.

You decide for yourself.

If You Protest in NYC, Don’t Wear Masks

 

With news coming out of Wall Street via Twitter (#OccupyWallStreet, #TakeWallStreet, #OurWallStreet), an obscure 150-year-old New York City law banning wearing masks has led to five arrests in the past four days of demonstrations. As reported by New York Magazine:

 

Since the start of the Occupy Wall Street protest on Saturday, at least five people have been cited for violating a little-known New York law that bans masks at gatherings of two or more people unless it's "a masquerade party or like entertainment." Carnival-style fun isn't exactly the point at the financial district demonstrations, albeit exact goals are still pretty undefined. Nonetheless, demonstrators are now "acutely aware" of the obscure statute, which dates back to uprisings in 1845, when the price of wheat dipped:

After [landowner Stephen Van Rensselaer IV] moved to evict tenants, disgruntled farmers disguised themselves as "Indians," dressed in "calico gowns and leather masks" and attacked agents of the landlords. The court papers said the tactics adopted by these rebel groups ranged from "tarring and feathering" to murder, including a sheriff.

 

 

 

#OccupyWallStreet Modeled After Recent European Protests to Create a New Democracy

The theory that all political parties have sold out is the crux of the problem behind #OccupyWallStreet. A movement of educated, underemployed college-educated young people that has started in Cairo could now be spreading into America. Could this even be possible?

David Graeber explains.

Wall Street Protests Continue: Social Media Plays Key Role

Could the American Fall (no pun intended) be near? In a social media move inspired by the original Egyptian Revolt, a growing group of protesters are starting to cause a stir on Wall Street, as they enter their third day of protests against corporate policies.

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The website, OccupyWallStreet.org, has shot up the Alexa Web Trafic rankings. The organizers have also seen a quick spike on Twitter and Facebook, while over 9,000 people had replied to a Facebook event that they would ve attending.

The hashtag #OccupyWallStreet is being used as the most reliable hashtag on Twitter.

A livestream can be seen here: http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution. (Ironic that a Jack Daniels ad shows up before the streaming begins).

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CBS News reported the following this afternoon

 

At least five people were arrested on the third day of protests in New York's Financial District, spearheaded by a coalition of groups rallying against the influence of corporate money in politics.

 

 

Beginning on Saturday – on what was called a U.S. Day of Rage – several groups of activists vowed to occupy Wall Street, to express their anger over a financial system they say favors the rich and powerful, and about a democratic process they deem to be corrupt.

Organizers of the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstration have called for 20,000 people to "flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months."

Channeling the occupation of Cairo's Tahrir Square by Egyptians protesting the rule of Hosni Mubarak, protesters have camped out in lower Manhattan over the weekend, seeking to occupy the center of the financial world. They hope to attract many more.

Protest organizers seek to persuade President Barack Obama to establish a commission that would end "the influence money has over representatives in Washington."