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Protesters boogie down (Disclosure: so did I.)

If there weren’t signs expounding on the evils of capitalism everywhere, you might have thought that the gathering in Zuccotti Park on Sunday, a day after seven hundred protesters were arrested while blocking traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge, was simply an outdoor dance party with a free buffet.

But apart from such merriment, most of the people there to support the Occupy Wall Street movement, now in its third week, believe strongly that the occupation make a serious political statement with a clear message. In a nutshell, that message claims to speak against an unequal distribution of wealth wherein one percent of the American population benefits from the capitalism system, while the other ninety-nine percent is exploited. The protesters say that they are that ninety-nine percent and that, unless you are a millionaire, so are you. Read more

John Cassidy on NYPD Macing Protesters at Wall Street

NYPD monitoring protesters armed with dangerous signs made out of heavy cardboard

Cassidy writes on the New Yorker blog about how police brutality is aiding the Occupy Wall Street protesters’ cause by bringing media to their side and creating tension within the Bloomberg administration: Read more