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A look at the day's news, opinions and stories of the protests on Wall Street and beyond


Huffington Post (Michael McAuliff, Max Rosenthal): Occupy’s message gains momentum in Congress with Wall Street Trading Tax bill

Occupy Wall Street is finding a louder voice in Congress as lawmakers invoked its rhetoric repeatedly Wednesday in attempts to crack down on speculation, punish dangerous mine operators and pass a jobs bill.

NY Post (Editorial): Time to throw the bums out of Zuccotti Park

Time's up: The Zuccotti Park vagabonds have had their say - and trashed lower Manhattan - for long enough. They need to go. Be it voluntarily - by packing their tents and heading off in an orderly fashion. Or by having the NYPD step in - and evict them. But go they must: Their lease on Zuccotti Park has expired. And it's their own fault.

NY Daily News Blog (Celeste Katz): Pols say things looking up in OWS nabes

The city's already taking action on one of the politicos' demands -- removing some of the barriers set up in lower Manhattan so residents and businesses can go about their day in a semi-normal way. And the pols say they're giving credit where credit's due.

The Nation (Richard Kim): The audacity of Occupy Wall Street

Like a lot of the young protesters who have flocked to Occupy Wall Street, Joe had thought that hard work and education would bring, if not class mobility, at least a measure of security (indeed, a master’s degree can boost a New York City teacher’s salary by $10,000 or more). But the past decade of stagnant wages for the 99 percent and million-dollar bonuses for the 1 percent has awakened the kids of the middle class to a national nightmare: the dream that coaxed their parents to meet the demands of work, school, mortgage payments and tuition bills is shattered. Down is the new up.

Slate (Josh Voorhees): Oakland OWS protests again turn violent

What was generally a peaceful demonstration in Oakland on Wednesday turned violent overnight, with police using tear gas for the second time in two weeks as officers clashed with a small group of demonstrators.

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Associated Press: Occupy protests go from peace to ‘chaos’


CNN (Chris Isidore): OWS stages walk-out of Harvard econ class

An Occupy Wall Street group at Harvard University staged a walk-out Wednesday afternoon of the introductory economics class of Greg Mankiw, a former Bush administration economic advisor now working with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Politico (Patrick Gavin): Wall Street will ‘occupy’ social media

If rage against Wall Street and economic inequality is fueling the “Occupy” movement, its conduit to the masses (and each other) is social media— and Twitter in particular. That message has been heard - by the other side. The New York Stock Exchange is making Friday “Social Media Day” (the first of its kind for the exchange) when various politicos and social media experts will gather just blocks away from Zuccotti Park to discuss how Wall Street can more effectively utilize social media.

Huffington Post (Joe Lapointe): Meet some of the OWS protesters

On a ledge at the edge of Zuccotti Park on Monday afternoon sat a neatly groomed young man wearing casual pants and a clean, light jacket. He held two large graphs showing the distribution of wealth over the last several decades. They illustrated how a growing and disproportionate share has gone to the richest 1 percent.

CNN (Annalyn Censky): Bernanke chides Occupy Wall Street ‘misconceptions’

America's top central banker "sympathizes" with the Occupy Wall Street protesters and thinks many of their frustrations with the sluggish economy are "understandable." But there's one complaint Ben Bernanke does take issue with: the backlash against the Federal Reserve.

Huffington Post (Michael Hunt): Iowa activists: ‘Occupy Wall Street is the third party’

This revolution probably will be televised. Representatives of Occupy Des Moines on Monday announced their intention to occupy the January 3 Iowa Caucuses. But first, they plan to make their presence felt at the campaign headquarters of presidential candidates.

CNN (Kevin Liptak): More Americans supporting Occupy Wall Street

As Americans learn more about Occupy Wall Street, they are becoming more supportive of the movement's positions, according to a new poll from ORC International.

Associated Press: 78 Occupy protesters arrested in September due in NYC court

Dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters are packed into a Manhattan courtroom for a hearing on their September arrests. Thursday marks the first court date for 78 demonstrators arrested while marching from their lower Manhattan base to Union Square on Sept. 24. Police said the protesters were blocking traffic. Most were arrested on disorderly conduct charges, and a few on resisting-arrest charges.

NY Post (Marsh, Goldenberg, Fredericks): Raging shop owners claim OWS scares away customers

The protesters have had their say -- and now hard-working New Yorkers want to be heard. Backlash against the chaos caused by Occupy Wall Street intensified yesterday, as outraged family-business owners near Zuccotti Park complained that their rights were being trampled on in the name of free speech for the ragtag demonstrators.

NY Post (Jamie Schram): Protester busted in tent grope, suspected in rape of other demonstrator

An Occupy Wall Street kitchen worker has been charged with groping one female demonstrator -- and is a suspect in the horrifying rape of another, law-enforcement sources told The Post.

The Brooklyn Ink (Michael Wilner): Food for OWS cabbed in from Boerum Hill

Even diehard true-believers have to eat, and for those in the Occupy Wall Street protest, that means eating food prepared not in Manhattan, but in Brooklyn.

Time (Aylin Zafar): Occupy Wall Street, the coloring book

Wondering the best way to explain Occupy Wall Street to your 9-year-old? How about a coloring book? Out today, “Occupy” is a 36-page coloring book depicting the events and opinions surrounding the Occupy movement.

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