Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street Poster Courtesy of Adbusters

In-depth reporting you won’t find in corporate media.

Financial Giants Put New York City Cops On Their Payroll: October 10, 2011

Videos are springing up across the internet showing uniformed members of the New York Police Department in white shirts (as opposed to the typical NYPD blue uniforms) pepper spraying and brutalizing peaceful, nonthreatening protestors attempting to take part in the Occupy Wall Street marches.  Corporate media are reporting that these white shirts are police supervisors.  Recently discovered documents suggest something else may be at work.

If you’re a Wall Street behemoth, there are endless opportunities to privatize profits and socialize losses beyond collecting trillions of dollars in bailouts from taxpayers.  One of the ingenious methods that has remained below the public’s radar was started by the Rudy Giuliani administration in New York City in 1998.  It’s called the Paid Detail Unit and it allows the New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street corporations, including those repeatedly charged with crimes, to order up a flank of New York’s finest with the ease of dialing the deli for a pastrami on rye.

Wall Street Firms Spy on Protesters in Tax-Funded Center: October 18, 2011

Wall Street’s audacity to corrupt knows no bounds and the cooptation of government by the 1 per cent knows no limits.  How else to explain $150 million of taxpayer money going to equip a government facility in lower Manhattan where Wall Street firms, serially charged with corruption, get to sit alongside the New York Police Department and spy on law abiding citizens.

NYPD Surveillance Towers Were Deployed During Occupy Wall Street Protests

Occupy the SEC in Spotlight:February 16, 2012

A subgroup of Occupy Wall Street, Occupy the SEC, has filed an awesome 325-page comment letter with the SEC regarding implementation of the so-called Volcker Rule, the rule that would restrict the Wall Street casino’s ability to trade for the house. Wall Street is hell bent on watering down the rule.  Read an in-depth report at link above.

View Photos of the Historic Occupy Wall Street March on May Day 2012

Occupy Wall Street’s Alternative Banking Group Files Amicus Brief in Matter of SEC’s Settlement With Citigroup: May 21, 2012 

Occupy shows it can be brilliant in the court of public opinion as well as in the court of law. The brief calls the SEC an “imperfect” protector of the public interest.

Occupy the SEC Demands Sarbanes-Oxley Enforcement Action Against JPMorgan: July 25, 2012 

Suppressing Protest: Human Rights Violations in the U.S. Response to Occupy Wall Street/Report from the Protest and Assembly Rights Project: July 27, 2012

The Disappearing Line Between Surveillance and Social Control: August 15, 2012

The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund Has Created a Public Web Site to Address the Sprawling Surveillance of Americans: BigBrotherAmerica.org

Occupy Wall Street to Protest on September 17, 2012: Why It’s Still the Most Important Thing in the World

Occupy Goldman Sachs — Bring Pitch Fork (And Property Tax Bills) October 26, 2012

10 Steps You Can Take Now to Help Occupy Wall Street Move the People’s Agenda Forward

In a country where consumers represent more than two-thirds of GDP, individuals have more power than they acknowledge.  Putting that power to work in decisive ways is the key.

Occupy Movement Files Lawsuit Against Every Federal Regulator of Wall Street: February 28, 2013

As It Spied on Occupy Wall Street, Department of Homeland Security Fixated on Media Coverage: April 3, 2013

The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) has released new documents it obtained under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) filing with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The documents show that DHS, the sprawling Federal agency ostensibly created to combat terrorism after the September 11 attacks, routinely spies on peaceful First Amendment activities and required daily briefing on the extent of media attention being given to Occupy Wall Street.


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