Occupy Wall Street Day 19: Mass march planned for afternoon; Jeff Mangum, Michael Franti, Deepak Chopra stop by

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      Today is Day 19 of Occupy Wall Street.

      The day is going to be a big day for the movement. On postsecondary campuses, students will be walking out, oh, nowish. College students are disproportionately in debt, many incurring tens of thousands of dollars of student loan and credit card debt.

      This afternoon, the Liberty Square occupiers will be joined by several unions along with other progressive for a solidarity march from Foley Square to the Financial District. Who will be joining them? Here's the list.

      • AFL-CIO (AFSCME)
      • United NY
      • Strong Economy for All Coalition
      • Working Families Party
      • TWU Local 100
      • SEIU 1199
      • CWA 1109
      • RWDSU
      • Communications Workers of America
      • CWA Local 1180
      • United Auto Workers
      • United Federation of Teachers
      • Professional Staff Congress - CUNY
      • National Nurses United
      • Writers Guild East
      • VOCAL-NY
      • Community Voices Heard
      • Alliance for Quality Education
      • New York Communities for Change
      • Coalition for the Homeless
      • Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project (NEDAP)
      • The Job Party
      • NYC Coalition for Educational Justice
      • The Mirabal Sisters Cultural and Community Center
      • The New Deal for New York Campaign
      • National People's Action
      • ALIGN
      • Human Services Council
      • Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State
      • Citizen Action of NY
      • MoveOn.org
      • Common Cause NY
      • New Bottom Line
      • 350.org
      • Tenants & Neighbors
      • Democracy for NYC
      • Resource Generation
      • Tenants PAC
      • Teachers Unite

      We Are Change is producing fantastic video coverage of #occupywallst. They interviewed Deepak Chopra, who discussed the economic empowerment of the poor, social justice, and how to combate greed and fear.

      Michael Franti stopped by as well to play some tunes for the crowd in the We Are Change video below.

      And in this video from earlier in the week, Brian, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp talks about why he's standing in support of the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

      While Radiohead didn't make it down to Liberty Plaza, Jeff Mangum showed up for a short set on October 4.

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      Just how much will the Occupy Wall Street action cost the city?

      "We're going to spend hundreds of thousands, maybe even $1 million on this that we don't have," NYC councilman Peter Vallone told the WNYC News Blog. "Because of these protests, we might even wind up shutting down schools and firehouses because this is costing a lot of money." The NYPD have yet to comment on the cost of policing.

      Newsflash, Peter: an investment in your citizens could have prevented this.

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