If you only get your news from mainstream broadcast and print media, you may not be aware that thousands of people have been participating in an occupation of Wall Street (yes, that Wall Street in Manhattan) for over a week. About 300 are there right now (Sunday morning). Many people have been arrested for things like “disorderly conduct” ie: annoying the police without breaking any real laws.
Here’s a live streaming video from the street, below this I’ll post some more links.
Just heard on the live stream from a protester named Lizzie, who just finished telling the story of her arrest: “You don’t need to be here (on Wall Street), light that fire in your own community.” A lot of my friends have been pointing out the difference between how this is (or isn’t) being covered compared to your average Tea Party protest. Can you imagine if a bunch of Republicans took an action this dramatic, or were treated this inhumanely? Not just FOX but CNN and even MBNBC would be en fuego.
- Occupy Wall Street
- Occupy Together (for folks outside NYC)
- Open source occupation guide (a wiki for demonstrators)
- #OccupyWallStreet & @OccupyWallSt
- Updates from my friend Liza Sabater who went down to visit the protesters last night