Occupy U.S.

Media and articles from OccupyWallStreet protests across the United States.

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Sgt Shamar Thomas (man whose video berating NYPD went viral) holding photo of Scott Olsen.

Awesome. All those credit card offers you get? Send them back, just like this…

This article amazed me.

“I hear your complaints,” Bloomberg said. “Some of them are totally unfounded. It was not the banks that created the mortgage crisis. It was, plain and simple, Congress, who forced everybody to go and give mortgages to people who were on the cusp. Now, I’m not so sure that was terrible policy, because a lot of those people who got homes still have them and they wouldn’t have had them without that.

But they were the ones who pushed Fannie and Freddie to make a bunch of loans that were imprudent, if you will. They were the ones that pushed the banks to loan to everybody. And now we want to go vilify the banks because it’s one target, it’s easy to blame them and Congress certainly isn’t going to blame themselves.”

However:

More than 84 percent of the subprime mortgages in 2006 were issued by private lending institutions.

Private firms made nearly 83 percent of the subprime loans to low- and moderate-income borrowers that year.

Victory for #OWS?! I’d say so. There would be much less consumer backlash without the heavy-lifting of the Occupy movement.

In the previous article I posted, there is a link to Mankiw’s blog, where this is stated:

Here is a fact that you might not have heard from the Occupy Wall Street crowd: The incomes at the top of the income distribution have fallen substantially over the past few years. 

According to the most recent IRS data, between 2007 and 2009, the 99th percentile income (AGI, not inflation-adjusted) fell from $410,096 to $343,927.  The 99.9th percentile income fell from $2,155,365  to $1,432,890.  During the same period, median income fell from $32,879 to $32,396. 

These recent numbers illustrate the broader phenomenon, discussed in this paper, that high-income households have riskier-than-average incomes.


I recently finished an MSc in International Economics, and I literally loled in my flat after reading the last sentence. For those who may not understand, this economist is claiming that very high income households experience more volatile income than, say, the average worker - which is all fine and good, and is well-discussed in the linked paper, but what is absolutely laughable is the fact that he’s making this argument as if level of income risk (for households with multi-million-dollar yearly incomes, where they might get $400,000 less than the year before) is a valid argument against democratic and economic corruption, which is appalling.

Michael Moore speaks at OccupySF, giving credit to Tunisia and Bradley Manning for sparking the global Occupy movement.

The Occupy movement sees growth in Veteran support as the stories of Sgt. Shamar Thomas and Scott Olsen go viral.

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"Now I’m PISSED."

From Orbis 2007, a database listing 37 million companies and investors worldwide, they pulled out all 43,060 TNCs and the share ownerships linking them. Then they constructed a model of which companies controlled others through shareholding networks, coupled with each company’s operating revenues, to map the structure of economic power.

With generators confiscated, Occupiers begin using pedal-bikes to charge batteries.image

International citizens outside the U.S. fear the U.S. military. American citizens fear their city and state police. The military-industrial complex has stretched its evil hand into our own domestic, law-enforcing arm of the nation. The Occupy protests have not only successfully changed the political discussion regarding money, but they’ve successfully uncovered the slowly-growing desire of our domestic leaders for total control and pure power.

This should scare you.

Video montage and some good discussion on Oakland PD, support from the Pope, and support from Jews and Muslims, and a portion of Obama’s speech in Denver showing implied support for OWS.

NYC solidarity march for Oakland clash with NYPD. In NYC, you get arrested for not walking on the sidewalk. “Watch your language, young lady!” is another line heard towards the end of the video - the NYPD are now apparently the Thought Police for you Orwell readers.