The Protest Wave: Why the Political Class Can’t Understand Our Demands

The protests that began in Wisconsin this year, and which now also fill the streets of Manhattan, Boston, Chicago, and this week, Washington D.C., have gotten the attention of the American political class. And how could they not? 2011 is becoming a remake of the 1999 Battle of Seattle, except this time the protests are ongoing, national and global, and the target is not just the World Trade Organization, but the entire edifice of corporate capitalism.


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700 Arrested On Brooklyn Bridge As Occupy Wall Street Enters Third Week ~ Protests Grows Nationwide

Tue Oct 4 , 2011
The “Occupy Wall Street” protests in the financial district took a dramatic turn on Saturday when protesters tried to march across the Brooklyn Bridge. When police arrested 700 of the demonstrators, the event quickly turned into one of the largest arrests of non-violent protesters in recent history. [youtube]ezYoxIYJjSo[/youtube] Some protesters […]