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#OWS DAILY ROUNDUP
A look at the day's news, opinions and stories of the protests on Wall Street and beyond
NY Daily News (AP): Shootings rock Occupy Wall Street encampments in Oakland, Vermont
A man was shot Thursday outside the Oakland encampment that anti-Wall Street protesters have occupied for the last month, but an organizer for Occupy Oakland said the attack was unrelated to the ongoing protest of U.S. financial institutions.
CNN (Wire Staff): Occupy Wall Street to hold Veterans Day concert
Occupy Wall Street organizers are planning a Veterans Day rally and concert featuring Joan Baez in New York City on Friday, as the movement marks its 56th day.
NY Post (Campbell, Rappleye, Fredericks): Scam artists going for ‘beg’ bucks at OWS
Two booze-swilling grifters raked in as much as $200 a day at the Occupy Wall Street protest by taking turns holding the same handwritten sign that read, “Diabetic . . . Need donations for juice and other supplies . . . Please help me . . . My meds are expensive.”
NY Post (Steve Cuozzo): Bloomberg blowing it: No leadership amid Zuccotti mess
As an air of permanence steals over the occupation of Zuccotti Park, the mayor’s blind eye to the campaign of civic terrorism is the most shameful abdication since David Dinkins stood idly by for the Crown Heights riots.
Salon (Arun Gupta): Is Occupy Wall Street too white?
There is some truth to the contention that the nationwide Occupy Wall Street is largely a white-led movement, as indicated in a recent Maynard Institute article by Nadra Kareem Nittle. But claiming there are “few people of color among the participants,” as Nittle does, is simply not true.
NY Daily News (Christina Boyle, Matt Lysiak): Jay-Z sent to launch OWS T-shirt line
Millionaire rapper Jay-Z is set to launch an Occupy Wall Street T-shirt line Friday — but he doesn’t plan to share the profits with the 99%.
NY Times (Matt Flegenheimer): A petri dish of activism, and germs
The chorus began quietly at a recent strategy session inside Zuccotti Park, with a single cough from a security team member, a muffled hack between puffs on his cigarette. Then a colleague followed. Then another.
Wall Street Journal (Jessica Firger): Protest finds unlikely father figure
A former Chinese democracy activist who helped lead the Tiananmen Square protests is putting his work on hold at a software firm he founded in New York to devote all his time to the Occupy Wall Street protests.
Huffington Post (Matt Sledge): Reawakening the radical imagination: The origins of OWS
Three months ago, a loosely organized group of activists concerned about growing income inequality, corporate greed and the global influence of powerful financial institutions decided to make Lower Manhattan its home, setting in motion a movement known as Occupy Wall Street. Since then, tens of thousands of people who share Occupy Wall Street's concerns have taken to the streets throughout the United States and around the globe, shifting the national discourse away from the federal deficit and toward financial woes of a more personal nature, like student debt.
Forbes (Eric Schoenberg): Why should I pay less taxes than someone who earns it all by hard work?
Most people view the Occupy Wall Street movement as the ideological opposite of the Tea Party, yet they share a remarkably similar motivating principle: a concern that our economic system has become fundamentally unfair.
-News clips compiled by NY Working Families Party staff member Ted Mero
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