Occupy News

UWS Digital News covers all the Occupy News of the day, from East Coast to West, and around the globe, and rolls it up in one big Occupy News Digest for you, dear readers. We try to identify significant Occupy trends so you're always in the loop about what's coming next from Occupy and how it impacts working people and organized labor in the United States and beyond. "We Cover those who Cover Occupy!"

June 13, 2012 : Russia Rally, Occupy SEC Urges Senate Committee on Dimon

When tens of thousands demonstrate against the system in the United States, it occasions media hand-wringing over the demise of a movement, and commentary over how the demonstrators have failed to achieve anything.


Not so when the same rally takes place in Russia.


Upwards of 50,000 clog the streets of Moscow to demand reforms from/to Putin's strongman government, undeterred by threats of enormous fines for participation, and in spite of having speakers brought before an “investigative board.”

June 12, 2012 : Oakland Roils, Does Occupy Need to Get Back?

What is Occupy and what is not? Tens of thousands of protesters gather in the middle of Moscow to protest Putin's iron-fisted rule and for a more democratic society. For activists, attending demonstrations carries risks – more than being pepper-sprayed. The Kremlin denounces rising radicalism and says $9,000 fines for any one attending rallies that “cause harm to people or property.” A stiff fine given the average Russian yearly salary amounts to less. Several leading activists called before an Investigative Committee on an alleged criminal case, an attempt to deprive the event of its headline speakers. NY Times

June 11, 2012 : Berrigan, Packard : Priests Belong with the 99%

June 1, 2012 : Quebec Picks Up US Support; Introducing Occupy Rap Candidate

This Changes Everything : Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement consists of 84 pages and sixteen articles, said to be a largely self-congratulatory early history. The book is reviewed by recent VT Grad Avery Pittman at towardfreedom.org Pittman notes the book's lack of emphasis on international trade imbalances as a potential source for the current income disparities the movement addresses.

You know your movement or protest is making headway when the world's financial blogs take notice and chastise you for “not taking responsibility” being “leaderless,” and acting out “lawlessness.” Such is the panic the Quebec street protests provoke in blogger Larry Elkin, who gets worked up over the 100,000 who took to the streets May 22nd to celebrate their 100th day of protests.

May 31, 2012 : Chevron Activism, Arizona Prosecutor Stands Up for Occupy

Shareholder activism is a growing tactic for the 99% percent who have been Occupying board rooms and annual meetings. The latest company hit is Chevron, where several resolutions are filed at the company's annual board meeting, including one which attempts to separate the CEO from the board. Other cite the company's “risky business practices,” several of which are outlined by triplepundit.com


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