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Posts Tagged: Occupy Wall Street

Have you heard of The Rolling Jubilee?

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Occupy, once again, has devised a clever way of thwarting Wall Street.

The Rolling Jubilee is an organization created to “free debtors from their debt” and claims:

“We buy debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, we abolish it.  We cannot buy specific individuals’ debt – instead, we help liberate debtors at random through a campaign of mutual support, good will, and collective refusal.”

On November 15, the Rolling Jubilee along with “The People’s Bailout,” will present a live streaming show and telethon at rollingjubilee.org.

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Sean Stewart and the Underground Press

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“No matter how you feel about the whole thing, what can’t be denied is that millions of people feel betrayed. The people held up their end of the bargain and rightly feel that they got sold out.”

At Guernica, Matthew Newton interviews Sean Stewart, former owner of the now closed Babylon Falling, a radical bookstore and gallery space in San Francisco, and editor of On The Ground: An Illustrated Anecdotal History of the Sixties Underground Press in the US.

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People’s Library Reoccupation

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After this morning’s eviction of Zuccotti Park, the 5,000 books that encompassed the People’s Library have depressingly ended up in a dumpster. However, writers are planning to restock the People’s Library this evening in Liberty Plaza.

“Authors will bring their books, readers will bring their favorite books to donate and together we will rebuild to create the revolution this country needs,” according to the Library’s blog.

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An Occupy Roundup

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Yesterday was Veterans Day and the American Occupation of America was focused on its members who have served in the armed forces.

In the hot front city of Oakland, Scott Olsen, the first veteran seriously injured when police fired ordinance against their fellow American citizens, was released from the hospital, and much more is going on as well.

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It’s Time: The Oakland General Strike Is Here

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An Occupy Wall Street Roundup

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The Occupy Wall Street protests enter their second month, and have started to garner a lot more media attention. One of the people responsible for that attention is NYPD Deputy Inspector Johnny Cardona, who spun a protestor around and punched him in the face.

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Saturday Morning Links

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Saturdays may belong to me, but today I belong to Occupy Des Moines. We’re marching to the Wells Fargo building this morning, located at 666 Walnut St. Not making that up. Feel free to post your own occupation stories in the comments today.

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Artists Coming Out To Support Occupy San Francisco

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Last night, as part of the Occupy SF Art and Performance Series, Foxtails BrigadeSherilynn Connelly, and others came out to support the protestors at Bierman Park. By pretty much all accounts, it was incredible.

Foxtails Brigade—with Laura Weinbach, Anton Patzner (Judgement Day, Bright Eyes), Jo Lewis (Os Beaches, F-Pod B-Pod) and Jascha Hoffman—even played an encore presentation at the main camp in front of the Federal Reserve when they finished at Bierman.

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Occupy Wall Street Update

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“The paper’s tone is revolutionary: ‘What is occurring on Wall Street right now is remarkable. For over two weeks, in the great cathedral of capitalism, the dispossessed have liberated territory from the financial overlords and their police army.’ Its editors, Jed Brandt and Michael Levitin, told the actual Wall Street Journal that they started the paper in response to what they saw as insufficient coverage of the protests in the mainstream press.

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