An Occupy Wall Street Roundup

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Make sure you check out Seth Fischer’s excellent Occupy Oakland roundup from earlier today. One update to that story–Scott Olsen, the Iraq War veteran who was shot in the head with a “police projectile” is in the hospital in critical condition.

Matt Taibbi points out that this conflict is more than simply rich versus poor. The problem is that Wall Streetis cheating, and they’re getting rewarded for it.

Charles Pierce has some opinions on last night’s happenings in Oakland as well.

Slavoj Žižek says Occupy now. Demands come later.

Jay Rosen smacks down NPR’s decision to stop distributing a show about opera because one of its hosts was involved with the Occupy Movement.

We’re still looking for your Occupy stories, as well as interviews with occupiers. Send your work to either [email protected] or [email protected]


Brian Spears is Senior Poetry Editor of The Rumpus and the author of A Witness in Exile (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011). His poem “Upon Reading That Andromeda Will One Day Devour Triangulum and Come For Us Next” was featured in Season 9 of Motion Poems. More from this author →