January 22, 2012 : Occupy West Footage, Protesters Expected at Davos


OWSW (Occupy Wall Street West) protesters on balance sound pleased with the results of Friday's Occupation of the Banks which included non-invitation visits to Wells Fargo and Bank of America. While some decreid protesters' tactics of chainging themselves to the banks' doors , occupiers say they are necessary to combat injustice meted out by nation's top financial institutions. Fogcityjournal.com picks up Eric Louie's account for the Pacific Media Workers (CWA Newspaper Guild.)

Eslewhere out West, the SF Chronicle bemoans not only the 49ers NFC Championship loss, but also the ongoing cost of Occupy Oakland, said to be $3M and counting. The tab is said to be hefty during a time when public employees are being laid off, 1/5 of the city's police force is working the weeekly demonstration. Some may ask : necessary?

Occupy West : According to the Stanford Daily, the Occupy Stanford movement is extending its efforts beyond Meyer Library with new on-campus initiatives, in addition to participation in neighboring city protests and collaboration with other universities on a new Occupy Education movement.

Chicago was one of many cities where protesters met up at the Courthouse to protest the anniversary of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, in this case in a driving snowstorm.

Adding to the list of closing encampments, Occupy Des Moines is folding their tents on January 31. desmoinesregister.com

Occupy Raleigh marked 100 days of Occupation with a march and 2 arrests. In contrast to some of the other encampments, the protesters are actually leasing their space, and personal camping and small tents are allowed in it. Wral.com Occupy Lincoln is also holding strong, according to the Daily Nebraskan

Around the globe, in Auckland, New Zealand, protesters resisted arrest as police moved in to break the camp. Video here In fact, high finance newshounds thestreet.com have an in-depth piece on the global nature of Occupy at the outset of the Davos forum.

Finally, truthout.org carries a long essay by Gregg Levine calling for “Occupy Innovation,” discussing and analyzing the notion of American Innovation in both the US military and US marketplace.