Published on The Guardian, by Adam Gabbatt, Thursday 6 October 2011 04.03h.
- Read about the direct action committee driving the protest;
- Read our news story on the Occupy Wall Street march.
October 5, 2011 /11.00pm: Another big day for the Occupy Wall Street protesters is drawing to a close. Thousands of protesters – with conservative estimates putting the number at around 15,000 – marched through Lower Manhattan, bringing the area to a halt. Numbers were swelled by support from unions and students. The mood was largely festive, but tension built up when the march pushed down Broadway towards Wall Street … go on live …
Links around Occupy Wall Street:
- … protests spreading to Knoxville?
- … Movement Occupying Ohio?
- … Comes To Southeast Idaho;
- … Coming To Philly?
- … Los Angeles Branch, on Huffington Post?
- Nurses, college students join Occupy Boston demonstration?
- BlackRock CEO Fink Defends ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Demonstrators;
- Occupy Wall Street: legal observers give protesters advice – video: Members of the National Lawyers Guild give Occupy Wall Street protesters advice on dealing with the police during their march to Foley Square in New York, published on The Guardian, October 5, 2011.
- … and on YouTube, 2.56 min, 17 sept. 2011;
Links around the theme on en.wikipedia:
- Portal Social movements: Social movements are a type of group action. They are large informal groupings of individuals and/or organizations focused on specific political or social issues, in other words, on carrying out, resisting or undoing a social change … more …;
- Social movements;
- Portal Politics: Politics is the process and method of gaining or maintaining support for public or common action: the conduct of decision-making for groups. Although it is usually applied to governments, political behavior is also observed in corporate, academic, religious, and other institutions … (more) …
- Direct democracy;
- Minority influence;
- Occupy Wall Street;
- Economic inequality;
- Corporate greed, redirected to Criticism of capitalism.