Saturday, November 5, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Scene 4

There is so much to talk about regarding the Occupy Wall Street movement. This week a general strike was held in Oakland, CA by occupy protestors and supporters. Recently Rachel Maddow talked on her show about the rarity of a general strike and Bank Transfer Day which is the Occupy protestors’ commitment on November 5th to move their money from big banks to credit unions. Later she talked with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author, Ron Suskind about President Obama’s support for a federal transaction tax which would raise revenue and stamp out speculative trading and behavior. Last night Maddow also had this outstanding interview with Author, Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket about his thirteen observations on the Occupy Wall Street protests that he wrote for the Occupy Writers website. Earlier this month Ms. Maddow reported about how the income gap has grown enormously in the last thirty years since Reagan’s trickle down economics and later she had this great talk on her show with contributing editor for  Salon and author of the new book, “With Liberty and Justice for Some,” Glenn Greenwald about how the 99% are now viewing the 1% as beneficiaries of an unfair justice system where powerful people are not prosecuted for crimes. Maddow said of Greenwald’s new book, “I liked it so much I blurbed it on the back and I don’t go around blurbing willy nilly.” Maddow more recently analyzed the Occupy movement with filmmaker and author, Michael Moore. The Moore interview is in two parts which can be viewed here and here. Columnist Frank Rich wrote this amazing piece about the Occupy movement for New York magazine entitled “The Class War Has Begun.” The Huffington Post recently featured this article about how a new poll shows even millionaires want to raise taxes on other millionaires. Finally, Executive Editor of, Richard Kim wrote this great article, “The Audacity of Occupy Wall Street” based on three weeks of field reporting at Occupy Wall Street.

I plan on doing more Occupy Wall Street illustrations but I'm going to shift gears and focus away from the police brutality and more on the Occupy protestors and the movement.

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Occupy Wall Street Scene 4 by Gary Bedard is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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