Infoshop News (October 1, 2011) — The Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City continue to grow after two weeks. They’ve braved bad weather and police brutality. A march this afternoon took thousands of protesters to the Brooklyn Bridge. Reports are coming in that the police are arresting people.
The Occupy movement has spread to other cities, including Chicago, Miami, Kansas City and Denver. The protests are now getting widespread media coverage.
- New York: Protest enters third week
- New York: Around 700 arrested this weekend.
- As Wall Street protest enters 3rd week, movement gains steam nationwide
- Getting A Boost From Unions And Online Tools, Occupy Wall Street Protests Go Global
- Occupy Seattle protests against corporate America
- Inside Occupy Wall Street: A Tour of Activist Encampment at the Heart of Growing Protest
- Wall St. protesters shut down Brooklyn Bridge
- Wall Street Protest Starting to Look Like Egypt
- Wall Street protests spread to other cities
- Economic protesters gather at Los Angeles City Hall
- Occupy Wall Street protests grow amid Radiohead rumour
- NYC: Wall Street protesters march on police
- ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protests Spread Across the Country
Local Occupy Events
- Occupy Austin
- Occupy Boston
- Occupy Canada
- Occupy Chicago
- Occupy Denver
- Occupy Dallas
- Occupy Houston
- Occupy Philadelphia
- Occupy Portland
- Occupy San Francisco
- Occupy Seattle
- Occupy Tampa
On behalf of our union, the General Executive Board of the Industrial Workers of the World sends our support and solidarity to the occupation of Wall Street, those determined to hold accountable our oppressors.
This occupation on Wall Street calls into question the very foundation in which the capitalist system is based, and its relentless desire to place profit over and above all else.
When 1% of the ruling class holds the wealth created by the other 99%, it is clear that the watchwords found in our union’s preamble, “the working class and the employing class have nothing in common”, ring true more than ever.?The IWW does not follow a business union model. We believe that the working class and the employing class have nothing in common and we don’t foster illusions to the contrary.
Throughout the world, from Egypt to Greece, from China to Madison, Wisconsin, working class people are starting to rise up. The IWW welcomes this. We see the occupation of Wall Street as another step – no matter how large or small – in this process.
The Occupy Wall Street happening has managed to make me feel both old and young at the same time. Old, perhaps, because I am, and because I am not out there sleeping in the streets, staying up half the night, having fun, discussing politics and philosophy, drinking wine, and doing who knows what else. Old, because I have grown cynical while these “kids” are still full of hope and power and passion and all that being young is. It makes me feel young because despite it all I relate so well to it, the birth of something new without the machinations of the old old and old new lefts.