"The Whole World Is Watching!" "Enough!" Shouts Occupy Wall StreetWednesday 5 October 2011
by: Paul Mutter, Truthout | Report
New York City - Wednesday, October 5 constituted the largest mass action so far in support of the Occupy Wall Street activists who have established a base camp in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan. The evening march, which counted as many as 10,000-20,000 participants, included many new supporters and a large number of union workers from National Nurses United, the Transport Workers Union, Services Workers International Union, the Teamsters as well as the city’s teachers' and public service employees' unions, among others.....
As the demonstrators shouted on Broadway while the NYPD moved to bludgeon, mace and cuff them, “The whole world is watching!” With solidarity demonstrations ( and arrests) in at least 75 American cities and worldwide, the whole world is indeed watching this small Lower Manhattan park.
Occupy Boston: Day OneMark Provost, Truthout: "The $64 trillion dollar question, 'When will Americans hit the streets like people in other countries?' has been answered. Over the last several days, occupations have spread from Wall Street, and erupted in more than 50 cities across America. The '99 percent' are rising to voice their grievances against an economic and political system which has disenfranchised them for too long. We share painful stories and common concerns, and want profound changes to how this country is governed - and for whom it is governed"
Russ Feingold endorses Occupy Wall Street: “This will make the Tea Party look like ... a tea party.”
By Greg Sargent
“I’m really encouraged by what I’m seeing. People around the country are finally organizing to stand up to the huge influence of corporations on government and our lives. This kind of citizen reaction to corporate power and corporate greed is long overdue.”