From:   shaista husain <>
Sent time:   Tuesday, November 01, 2011 11:36:06 AM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Fwd: #OWS Daily Roundup

"Poverty kills"


On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 1:34 PM, shaista husain <> wrote:

> Please take a look The Poet's youtube video "You don't even know what

> pain is"  and consider last Sunday's cold freezing weather and our own

> predicament, we are dealing with an economic crisis and a broken

> system of dealing with homelessness, drugs, psychiatry--our hospitals

> and clinics are part of the problems of our society. We must show

> another way is possible. Please join the safety group/cluster let's

> make sure we implement safety measures as well as outside help with

> social workers--support and healing for all our occupiers with utmost

> compassion and service.


> Here is statement released by #occupyokc


> "Occupy OKC is saddened by the passing of one of the participants

> camping at Kerr Park in Oklahoma City earlier this afternoon. Known

> simply as 'The Poet,' he was a very friendly and outgoing person.

> Known to be homeless, Occupy OKC provided him with food, clothing, and

> shelter. At a Candlelight Vigil last night to honor first responders,

> The Poet delivered a powerful poetic commentary about the complexities

> of homelessness and drug abuse, and the system's failure to adequately

> deal with these issues. The Poet was found dead in his tent at Kerr

> Park earlier this afternoon by other participants. Police and

> emergency personnel were immediately contacted. Occupy OKC is

> withholding information concerning The Poet's identity pending

> notification of his family by authorities. Police are currently at the

> scene investigating his cause of death which is presently unknown and

> Occupy OKC is in full cooperation with their investigation. Occupy OKC

> has been actively cooperating with the Oklahoma City Police Department

> to ensure the safety of all participants at the Kerr Park occupation."


> According to Occupy OKC, all their scheduled events on Monday have

> been canceled.


> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 12:52 PM, shaista husain <> wrote:

>> One young protester, a poet, has died in Oklahoma City--(his death is

>> not suspicious..but there are not any more details on it)



>> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 12:38 PM, beka economopoulos

>> <> wrote:

>>> Can't take credit - just forwarding them along!


>>> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 11:35 AM, grimwomyn <> wrote:


>>>> These are great beka-- thank you so much for compiling.


>>>> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 11:02 AM, beka economopoulos

>>>> <> wrote:



>>>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------




>>>>> A Look at the Day's News, Opinions and Stories of the Protests on Wall

>>>>> Street and Beyond


>>>>> NY Daily News (Edgar Sandoval, Joe Kemp): OWS protesters’ security detail

>>>>> sets conduct standards


>>>>> Protesters in Zuccotti Park may be free spirits, but they’ve decided they

>>>>> need some rules all the same. And if you dare break them - you’re out. The

>>>>> group has formed its own security detail to enforce a code of ethics mapped

>>>>> out during their general assembly meeting Monday.


>>>>> CBS New York: OWS takes their message to Halloween parade


>>>>> The streets crawled with spooky sights, from floating eyeballs and

>>>>> skeletons to Occupy Wall Street protesters dressed as budget axes, for the

>>>>> annual Halloween parade Monday.


>>>>> Huffington Post: OWS battles New York snow (VIDEO)


>>>>> Occupy Wall Street protestors got their first taste of winter on Saturday

>>>>> as the city experienced record snow and chilling temperatures atypical of a

>>>>> normal October weekend.


>>>>> The Guardian (Ari Paul): Occupy’s dilemma: Are police part of the 99

>>>>> percent?


>>>>> Despite the images of a New York police commander pepper spraying

>>>>> non-violent female protesters and police use of tear gas and other

>>>>> projectiles against Occupy demonstrators in Oakland, there is a continuous

>>>>> plea to the police: join us. After all, police officers' union benefits and

>>>>> pensions are under attack around the country, putting them in the ranks of

>>>>> all other public-sector workers, who make up the last remaining vestige of

>>>>> the American blue-collar middle class.


>>>>> NY Times (Adam Nagourney): Dissenting, or seeking shelter? Homeless stake

>>>>> claim at protests


>>>>> From Los Angeles to Wall Street, from Denver to Boston, homeless men and

>>>>> women have joined the protesters in large numbers, or at least have settled

>>>>> in beside them for the night.


>>>>> Huffington Post (Trymaine Lee): Occupy Harlem: ‘Occupy Wall Street is not

>>>>> a white thing’


>>>>> The Occupy Wall Street movement went Uptown on Friday night, as more than

>>>>> 100 people filled the second-floor sanctuary at St. Philip's Church in

>>>>> Harlem for the first general meeting of Occupy Harlem. Unlike their downtown

>>>>> comrades, those in attendance were mostly black and Latino, save for a

>>>>> handful of whites who sat and listened intently, a few lifting their fists

>>>>> to shouts of "Power to the People."


>>>>> Christian Science Monitor (Gloria Goodale): Who is Occupy Wall Street?

>>>>> After 6 weeks, a profile emerges


>>>>> The Occupy Wall Street signs in New York’s Zuccotti Park may be catchy,

>>>>> but they tell little about the nitty-gritty of the rank and file. Now, six

>>>>> weeks into what is becoming a global movement, pollsters and online data

>>>>> sources have begun to answer some basic questions about participants: What

>>>>> are their political beliefs and who is supporting them?


>>>>> Huffington Post (Adrienne Parks): Occupy Wall Street and the gay movement


>>>>> What does the gay movement have to do with Occupy Wall Street? We have a

>>>>> once-empowered class of people challenging powerful bullies. That should

>>>>> sound only too familiar. This is one of those perfect Buckminster Fuller

>>>>> moments of critical mass, a time like when the labor movement initially

>>>>> stood up, Vietnam-era anti-war protesters said, "Enough," feminists marched

>>>>> for equality, and the Stonewall men said, "No more."


>>>>> WNYC (Arun Venugopal): Occupy Wall Street releases first financial report


>>>>> In a bid to remain transparent as it amasses hundreds of thousands of

>>>>> dollars in donations, Occupy Wall Street released its first financial report

>>>>> Monday. The report, compiled by the OWS Finance working group, covers

>>>>> revenues and expenses from September 16 through October 18, during which

>>>>> time the protest raised $454,437.47 in donations.


>>>>> The Nation (Ben Adler): Is Occupy Wall Street responsible for a New York

>>>>> crime wave?


>>>>> If you go down to Zuccotti Park, you’re not likely to witness any

>>>>> dangerous activity, but according to the conservative media the Occupy Wall

>>>>> Street demonstration is causing an outbreak of sex, drugs and violence in

>>>>> New York City. According to articles in the New York Post, and conservative

>>>>> bloggers, television and radio shows that take their cues from Rupert

>>>>> Murdoch’s tabloid, the protests themselves are not only filled with

>>>>> criminals, they are indirectly responsible for an increase in violent crimes

>>>>> miles away. There’s only one problem with the claims: they vary from thinly

>>>>> to totally unsupported.


>>>>> Huffington Post (Art Chang): NYC’s pursuit of a model for 21st Century

>>>>> Democracy


>>>>> Does one need any further proof of the disconnect between people and

>>>>> government than Occupy Wall Street? Here in New York City -- the largest

>>>>> city in the country, the home of Wall Street and Occupy Wall Street -- a

>>>>> public and private partnership is attempting to address this disconnect

>>>>> head-on.


>>>>> Politico (Seung Min Kim): John Boehner: I understand Occupy Wall Street

>>>>> ‘frustrations’


>>>>> Speaker John Boehner said Monday that he understood the “frustrations”

>>>>> driving the Occupy Wall Street movement – but urged protesters to be

>>>>> peaceful to prevent demonstrations from blowing out of control.


>>>>> The Street (Dan Freed): Bank fee debacle is first OWS victory


>>>>> For a movement without an agenda, Occupy Wall Street is off to a pretty

>>>>> good start--scaring JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and SunTrust Banks away from

>>>>> their plans to charge customers who use their debit cards to make purchases.


>>>>> NY Times (Thomas Friedman): Did you hear the one about the bankers?


>>>>> Citigroup is lucky that Muammar el-Qaddafi was killed when he was. The

>>>>> Libyan leader’s death diverted attention from a lethal article involving

>>>>> Citigroup that deserved more attention because it helps to explain


>>>>> why many average Americans have expressed support for the Occupy Wall

>>>>> Street movement.


>>>>> NY Times (Bill Keller): New Delhi: Beyond Occupy


>>>>> Back home, the Occupiers have been pandered to (“Love your energy!”);

>>>>> patronized (“Here, I’ve drafted you a list of demands ...”); co-opted by

>>>>> unions, celebrities and activists for various causes; demonized by the

>>>>> right; arrested and tear-gassed in some cities; and taken lightly by the

>>>>> likes of me. They have been a combination national mood ring and political

>>>>> Rorschach test.


>>>>> NY Times (Opinion): The road ahead for Occupy Wall Street


>>>>> Letters to the editor re: Friedman and Keller columns.


>>>>> MarketWatch (David Weidner): Occupy Wall Street: Get real or go home


>>>>> Let’s be honest. Occupy Wall Street needs some tangible goals. It needs

>>>>> something for which it can declare victory. It needs something that the

>>>>> hardcore kids can point to and say “we did it.” And it needs it soon.


>>>>> NY Daily News (Simone Weischelbaum): OWS site suits impromptu

>>>>> businesswoman to a tee


>>>>> A Midwood t-shirt maker is cashing in on Occupy Wall Street by selling

>>>>> her "ioccupy" wares at Zuccotti Park - and defending her hustle as part of

>>>>> the American Dream.


>>>>> The Washington Post Blog (Greg Sargent): Did you know OWS validates the

>>>>> conservative worldview?


>>>>> Who says income and wealth inequality doesn’t exist or isn’t much of a

>>>>> problem? Politico reports that more and more Republicans are seeing the need

>>>>> to address rising concerns about it, a clue to how much the conversation has

>>>>> changed.


>>>>> Huffington Post (Ralph Gomory): Occupy Wall Street deserves our respect


>>>>> I must admit that there is something about Occupy Wall Street that makes

>>>>> me think of the American Revolution. Not the fully developed American

>>>>> Revolution complete with an army, George Washington, and Valley Forge; I'm

>>>>> thinking of the earlier days, when there were only sporadic protests and

>>>>> occasional clashes.


>>>>> NY Post (Italiano, Rosario, Fredericks): Occupy ‘ball’ street – rush for

>>>>> STD tests


>>>>> It’s the Autumn of Love! Occupy Wall Street protesters are flocking to

>>>>> nearby health clinics for STD and HIV testing after getting their freak on

>>>>> in ’60s-style hookups with crusty strangers, sources told The Post

>>>>> yesterday.



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