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Occupy Wall Street Day 5: This is What Democracy Looks Like

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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After yesterday’s rain and violent arrests, I’m afraid of what to expect as I approach Liberty Plaza for the fifth day of Occupy Wall Street. Mainstream media report that numbers have dwindled; our own media’s livestream was shut down yesterday while people were arrested for trying to cover the equipment with tarps. I am bracing [...]

The 99% Demand: Occupy Wall Street! Bring Our War $$ Home!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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-Edited to add: this morning (Tuesday, September 20th) seven more protesters were arrested — some violently. One is currently reported to be in hospital. Day three of the encampment at Liberty Plaza, formerly known as Zuccotti park, is coming to a close. A lively group stands at the corner waving cardboard signs to passersby: JOIN [...]

“Beyond War” in NYC

Monday, April 6, 2009

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We felt pretty dismal, the dozen or so of us CODEPINK women gathered at Franklin and Lafayette Streets in lower Manhattan around 11:30 a.m. Saturday for United for Peace and Justice‘s “Beyond War” mass mobilization on to Wall Street, designed to link poverty, the economic crisis, and racism with war and occupation. We were frozen, [...]

Wall Street hearts tourists! Really!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

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Gotta love tourists. What began as a relatively mild, 60-person crowd of CODEPINK women, Rainforest Action Network folks and others protesting the bailout today near the Wall St. charging bull statue boomed into an incredible brouhaha when tourists blanketing the area were totally tickled and bug-eyed by the action.  They snapped photo after photo of [...]

Op-ed: Time for a Taxpayer’s Revolt

Monday, September 29, 2008

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From the Indypendent, Sept. 28: Time for a Taxpayers Revolt By Medea Benjamin and Arun Gupta September 28, 2008 | Posted in IndyBlog , National | Email this article Congress will be voting this week on the biggest give-away of our tax dollars to the financial sector in our nation’s history. Despite attempts by legislators [...]

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