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Title: Occupy Wall Street One Year Later: Ten Key Charts About Inequality
Post by: Riney on September 17, 2012, 22:19:29 PM
Occupy Wall Street One Year Later: Ten Key Charts About Inequality

By Pat Garofalo on Sep 17, 2012 at 9:45 am

Today marks the one year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street protests, and activists intend to mark the milestone by holding a new round of demonstrations. Dozens have already been arrested, even before the main protests began.
Occupy Wall Street managed to turn the attention of America’s politicians, at least for a moment, to income inequality, economic mobility, and the dismal state of both in the U.S. Here are some key facts and figures to know as Occupy once again takes to the streets:

1) Income inequality grew in 2011. According to data released last week by the Census Bureau, the gap between the wealthiest Americans and those in the middle grew last year, as all but the richest 20 percent of the country saw their income drop.

(http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/census-income-inequality-chart2.jpg)
http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/census-income-inequality-chart2.jpg

2) America’s 1 percent have 288 times as much wealth as the median household. This constitutes a huge increase from 1962, when the ratio was 125-1.

(http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/wealthgap288.png)
http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/wealthgap288.png


continue reading: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/09/17/856711/ten-inequality-charts-occupy/?mobile=nc
Title: Re: Occupy Wall Street One Year Later: Ten Key Charts About Inequality
Post by: Riney on September 18, 2012, 00:45:14 AM
Kevin Gosztola ‏@kgosztola
Any legitimate discussion by media of how #Occupy is floundering 1 yr later should include focus on police repression.

Yep, the police have done their job well. I visited Occupy Wall Street in NYC - was astounded that there appeared to be more police than people at first- but then saw that the Occupy group did span out much larger.  :o
Title: Re: Occupy Wall Street One Year Later: Ten Key Charts About Inequality
Post by: Riney on September 18, 2012, 00:53:44 AM
Occupy Wall Street Protesters Swarm NYC Financial District to Mark 1st Anniversary of 99% Struggle


http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/17/occupy_wall_street_at_1_protesters
Title: Re: Occupy Wall Street One Year Later: Ten Key Charts About Inequality
Post by: Jerbar on September 18, 2012, 01:15:57 AM
The Colbert Report
‎"Folks it is no secret that I furiously oppose Occupy Wall Street. If you really want to affect economic change kids, do it the old fashioned way. Get off your ass, get a job at Goldman Sachs, and then get hired by the US Treasury. It's that simple."
-- Stephen Colbert

 :D
Title: Re: Occupy Wall Street One Year Later: Ten Key Charts About Inequality
Post by: Riney on September 18, 2012, 17:38:57 PM
the WikiLeaks truck is always on the move>

The WikiLeaks Truck in front of Judson Memorial Church near an Occupy Wall Street gathering in Washington Square Park.


(http://www.demotix.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/a_scale_large/1400-0/1347700-4/photos/1347763357-occupy-wall-street-gathers-in-washington-square-park--new-york_1451080.jpg)
http://www.demotix.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/a_scale_large/1400-0/1347700-4/photos/1347763357-occupy-wall-street-gathers-in-washington-square-park--new-york_1451080.jpg
Title: Re: Occupy Wall Street One Year Later: Ten Key Charts About Inequality
Post by: Riney on September 19, 2012, 18:11:35 PM
FBI says monitoring Occupy protests within rules
The Associated Press
Published: Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2012 - 5:58 am

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The FBI says surveillance of the Occupy Oakland fall protests was within federal rules and there was no intrusion into the lives of law-abiding people.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California complained earlier this month that documents obtained through a public records request included FBI reports on Occupy Oakland.

The FBI told the San Francisco Chronicle (bit.ly/QilQrV) on Monday that the bureau is required to conduct investigations in a way that respects liberty and privacy.

FBI monitoring of the Occupy movement, the bureau says, stayed within federal rules.

The documents obtained by the ACLU include FBI reports on Occupy protests, a meeting on how to deal with a possible airport demonstration and an alert to corporate security officials before December's attempt to shut down the Port of Oakland.

the link: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/09/18/4830438/fbi-says-monitoring-occupy-protests.html