Occupy Wall Street Demands

October 17th, 2011

Great video on the demands of the Occupy Wall Street protests. He presents a list of demands that I hadn’t heard before, which are pretty good, and clearly summarize what the folks who are protesting are talking about.

But the best part of this video is when he talks about how the protestors DONT need to present a list of demands at all.

Check it out!

 

Occupy Wall Street Demands

October 13th, 2011

List of Occupy Wall Street Demands:

Glenn Greenwald said it well:

“Does anyone really not know what the basic message is of this protest: that Wall Street is oozing corruption and criminality and its unrestrained political power—in the form of crony capitalism and ownership of political institutions—is destroying financial security for everyone else?”

There have been a few lists of demands circulating the Internet, but no official list. Most of the demands center around finding jobs, student loans, and trying to discover how they can finish their education when there is no money left. Some demands also center on globalism, the environment, and immigration. But many of them center on the problem of a small group of wealthy big players influencing the political and economic system for their own benefit, at the expense of everyone else.

What is more important is that these issues are being raised. Keep watching…

Occupy Wall Street Protester Protests with a Baby

October 11th, 2011
Protester with a Baby

Peaceful female protester carrys a baby. Nearly 100 protesters were arrested in a Union Square Sleep in: The protesters were sleeping in Zuccotti Park, formerly called Liberty Plaza Park. Police say the arrests were mostly for blocking traffic.

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Arrested

October 10th, 2011
Protesters Arrested

Occupy Wall Street protesters being arrested. At least 80 arrests were made on September 24, after protesters started marching uptown and forcing the closure of several streets.

Occupy Wall Street Protesters at Liberty Plaza

October 10th, 2011
Protesters

Hundreds of protesters gathered at night at Liberty Plaza. The movement is leaderless, centered upon the statement: "The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%."

Occupy Wall Street Protest Signs Cover the Ground

October 9th, 2011
Posters

Protest signs and posters cover the ground at an Occupy Wall Street Protest. On October 1, 2011, protesters set out to march across the Brooklyn Bridge. The New York Times reported that more than 700 arrests were made.

Occupy Wall Street Protesters at Night

October 9th, 2011
Night time Protester

A protester trying to stay awake on a curb at night. Prior to the protest's beginning on September 17, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a press conference, "People have a right to protest, and if they want to protest, we'll be happy to make sure they have locations to do it."

Peaceful Protesters Occupy Wall Street

October 8th, 2011
Peaceful Protesters

Protesters peacefully line the streets. The movement claims to be leaderless, as an auto-organizing entity.

Occupy Wall Street Protester Screaming in Pain as She is Cuffed

October 8th, 2011
Femail Protester Screams

Female protester is screaming in pain as she is cuffed. The protests have brought together people of many political positions including liberals, political independents, socialists, conservatives, anarchists, and libertarians.

Occupy Wall Street – Group of Protesters Tote Signs

October 7th, 2011
Protesters with Signs

Protesters occupying Wall Street, carrying signs. They are protesting economic inequality and corporate greed.