Occupy Wall Street Day 21: Naomi Klein speaks, Chris Hedges is amazing, Obama says basically nothing
Congratulations to Occupy Wall Street for making it to Week Three!
Author and activist Naomi Klein spoke to the Occupy Wall Street protesters in Liberty Plaza yesterday (October 6). She answers questions from the crowd in the video below.
David Shankbone has an excellent photo gallery of Occupy Wall Street from October 6.
Some Occupy Wall Street protesters, including the Indypendent's Arun Gupta and Jed Brandt, are publishing a four-page broadsheet, The Occupied Wall Street Journal.News for Youse mentioned this morning, writer (and Hero of the Day) Chris Hedges is awesome for standing up to the CBC's Kevin O'Leary. Hedges appeared on The Lang & O'Leary Exchange yesterday to speak about Occupy Wall Street, and O'Leary seemed more concerned with calling Hedges names than actually discussing the topic at hand. Both Dianne Buckner (filling in for Amanda Lang) and O'Leary continued the atrocious line the mainstream media is parroting: that no one knows what is being protested on Wall Street.
You know, if I showed up for classes in high school as unprepared as these talking heads are, I would have failed high school. If I went to work with no idea what's going on and displayed an unwillingness to learn even the most basic concepts, I would get fired. C'mon, MSM types. Stop being willfully ignorant and do your jobs.
U.S. president Barack Obama was forced to respond to the ongoing protest action. "I think it expresses the frustrations that the American people feel," said the former community organizer, who has a net worth of $10.5 million.
Amanda Palmer stopped in at Occupy Boston yesterday (protesters have been occupying Dewey Square Park), and debuted a new tune for the crowd.
There's just so much going on every day that it's hard to keep up. Here are a couple of things we overlooked.
Michael Moore spoke at Occupy Wall Street on October 5, and warned protesters to not let politicians co-op the movement.
Think Progress offered up a great piece comparing current protest actions to the Boston Tea Party. Revolution is in our blood, yo.
Keith Olbermann continues to be awesome. His report on the events of October 5 is below.
Want to read previous coverage? Check it out here.
Follow the "wishes she was Amanda Palmer" Miranda Nelson on Twitter at @charenton_.