Archive for 2011/10/15
Police at 555 La Guardia Place are arresting occupiers in Citibank who are attempting to close their accountsPosted: 2011/10/15 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement
Salman Rushdie, Neil Gaiman and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelists Jennifer Egan and Michael Cunningham are among more than 100 authors who in an online petition are declaring their support for Occupy Wall StreetPosted: 2011/10/15 in Education / Awareness
The ‘Occupy London Stock Exchange’ protests receive a media blackout in Britain as peaceful protesters were kettled outside St. Paul Cathedral in LondonPosted: 2011/10/15 in Education / Awareness
“This occupation and 20 other occupations all around the UK have been directly inspired by what’s happening all across America and especially Wall Street.”
President Obama appears to be trying to harness anti-Wall Street sentiment as the Occupy Wall Street protests spread across the United StatesPosted: 2011/10/15 in Education / Awareness
“We intend to make it one of the central elements of the campaign next year,” one of the president’s top advisers, David Plouffe, told The Washington Post. “One of the main elements of the contrast will be that the president passed Wall Street reform and our opponent and the other party want to repeal it.”
In a Washington Post-ABC News poll, 68 percent of independents and 60 percent of Republicans said they do not trust major financial institutions. Obama hopes to tie former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who is touting his own business experience as a presidential qualification, to the financial industry.
But Obama is also linked to the industry with many senior members of his administration coming from Wall Street.
“The fact that Obama has been so close to Wall Street makes this tough going for him,” Van Jones, a former Obama aide, told the Post.
It’s a sad day when Peggy Noonan and Bill Clinton, and a cadre of other talking heads all agree that the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon lacks focus and an agenda. And it’s a near miracle that the institutional defender of traditional American values, the editorial page of the New York Times, actually has it right.
Going to an Occupy Wall Street protest tomorrow? Read this EFF guide to your cellphone security & rightsPosted: 2011/10/15 in Education / Awareness
A day of worldwide protests inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement in the United States began Saturday with the hundreds of people gathering in cities from Japan and South Korea to AustraliaPosted: 2011/10/15 in Education / Awareness
Michael Reagan: So, to all you spoiled brats marching and wanting better pay or bigger allowances, take a good, long look in the mirror, not at Wall StreetPosted: 2011/10/15 in Education / Awareness
Viewing these unruly mob scenes, featuring numerous public sexual activities posing as protests, I am reminded of the manner in which my Dad dealt with such malcontents. If they were government employees he simply fired them. It worked. The remaining ones slinked back to work.
Go home. Now. But before you do, clean up the messes you have made.
Michael Reagan is a political consultant and founder and chairman of The Reagan Group and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation.