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Occupy Wall Street (OWS) - ongoing series of demonstrations in New York City based in Zuccotti Park in the Wall Street financial district. Click, if you support this.
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ENG: Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is an ongoing series of demonstrations in New York City based in Zuccotti Park in the Wall Street financial district. Initiated by the Canadian activist group Adbusters, the protests were inspired by the Arab Spring movement, especially Cairo's Tahrir Square protests, and the Spanish Indignants. They are mainly protesting social and economic inequality, corporate greed, and the power and influence of corporations, particularly from the financial service sector, and of lobbyists, over government. The participants' slogan "We are the 99%" refers to the difference in wealth between the top 1% and the other citizens of the United States. By October 9, similar demonstrations were either ongoing or had been held in 70 major cities and over 600 communities in the ...
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What’s the message? Guru George Lakoff has some advice...


... for Occupy Wall Street What’s the message? A lot of the traditional media has been whining that question… not because they really care, but because that IS the framing they are trying to attach to Occupy Wall Street: That these are a bunch of ignorant kids who don’t know why they’re out there or what they want. George Lakoff has made his career around framing. It’s important stuff; as he puts it, “It’s a general principle: Unless you frame yourself, others will frame you — the media, your enemies, your competitors, your well-meaning ...


Republicans accuse Dems of supporting Occupy Wall Street...


... antisemitism Republicans this week criticized Democratic members of Congress who support the Occupy Wall Street movement amid reports of a small number of protesters expressing antisemitism. The Republican National Committee on Tuesday issued a memo from communications director Sean Spicer entitled: "OWS Anti-Semitism: Where's the Outrage?" By Rachel Rose Hartman Read more: The Ticket - Yahoo! News (October 20,2011)


Occupy Wall Street: Who Are We?


For weeks, reporters, pundits, and political strategists have been puzzling over this question. Now, the organizers of the protest have provided at least part of the answer. A couple of weeks ago, they invited a CUNY sociologist, Héctor Cordero-Guzmán, to survey visitors to their main Web site, occupywallst.org. More than sixteen hundred people responded to Cordero-Guzmán’s questionnaire. The results are particularly interesting because they get beyond the hard core activists in Zuccotti Park to people who support the O.W.S. protesters, but not to the extent of ...


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