2:58 PM, Dec 16, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Occupy Wall Street was full of proto-revolutionary fervor at its founding, with a mission statement that opened:
As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.
And, then, so on and so forth with the usual stuff about how the corporations:
… have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.
… deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.
They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.
But all glory is fleeting and after a good run, OSW is pretty much gone but not forgotten. Not by Walmart anyway, which is offering for $42.75, a poster print with the title:
Occupy Wall Street at Zuccotti Park, Lower Manhattan, Manhattan, New York City, New York State
Order now and, since the corporations rip you off for everything, don’t forget to add $5.49 for shipping.
9:21 AM, Jul 2, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Hofstra University Law School has released a press release celebrating a settlement its "Occupy Wall Street Clinic" reached with the City of New York over "a protester who sustained injuries while being arrested at an Occupy Wall Street demonstration."
6:02 PM, Jan 14, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced today that "it will use Amalgamated Bank’s cash management services to handle most of its day-to-day banking needs for the 2013 Inaugural activities," according to a press release.
1:12 PM, Sep 24, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
A report today in an official outlet of the Iranian regime claims that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, will meet with members of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Ahmadinejad is currently in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly, where these reported meetings will take place.
3:09 PM, Sep 17, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren turned down a cake celebrating the Occupy Wall Street movement's first birthday on Monday. Staffers from the state Republican party tried to hand her the cake at a press conference, the Boston Herald reports:
The Fed's policy is crony capitalism.9:50 AM, Sep 17, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Last week, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke announced the central bank would begin another round of quantitative easing, the term of art for the Fed's policy of purchasing securities in an attempt to stimulate the economy.
8:30 AM, Sep 17, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Massachusetts Republican party is wishing a happy birthday to the "Matriarch" of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren:
1:32 PM, Jul 30, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren says Wall Street types tell her she could "save capitalism" if she wins her race for U.S. Senate. Here's what Warren recently told a reporter, National Journal reports:
10:39 AM, Apr 21, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
An alarming news report from Iran's Press TV, a propaganda arm of the Iranian government, showing American professors gathering in Tehran to discuss the Occupy Wall Street Movement:
The professors interviewed on Press TV include Alex Vitale of Brooklyn College, Heather Gautney of Fordham University, and John Hammond of City University of New York.
9:31 PM, Mar 22, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
A group of Occupy Wall Street protesters recently decided to torment New York Police Department officers tasked with keeping the unruly group out of Union Square in New York City. First, the Occupiers threw a doughnut on a string to the men in blue standing shoulder-to-shoulder, yanking the doughnut back only to toss it again.
National Park Police tells Occupy DC they don't have to go home, but they can't stay here. 4:48 PM, Jan 30, 2012 • By ZACK MUNSON
I’m not sure you’ve heard, but freedom of the press is on the wane in the United States. Just last week the U.S. dropped 27 places in Reporters Without Borders’ annual Press Freedom Index, in large part due to the “many arrests of journalists covering Occupy Wall Street protests.” Apparently we now rank 47th in the world, just behind such noted champions of liberty as Hungary, Botswana, and South Africa.
10:09 AM, Jan 9, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
There was something different about the rally on Sunday for Mitt Romney at Exeter High School. The signs, buttons, and campaign stickers were emblazoned with Romney’s name, but it was clear the former governor of Massachusetts was just the opening act at his own campaign stop. The real rock star, Chris Christie, was the evening’s main event.