Occupationalist.org

With well over a month of protesting under it’s belt, the Occupy Movement doesn’t seem to be losing steam.  Protestors, originally labeled by the media as disorganized, extremists without a clear objective are starting to show some wherewithal.  Make no mistake, the Occupy Movement is far from making any tangible strides towards narrowing the growing inequality gap between citizens and the omnipotent banks that control our country.  The U.S. now ranks 4th in the world in income inequality as measured by the Gini coefficient.

The movement’s objective?

#OWS is fighting back against the corrosive power of major banks and multinational corporations over the democratic process, and the role of Wall Street in creating an economic collapse that has caused the greatest recession in generations. The movement is inspired by popular uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, Spain, Greece, Italy and the UK, and aims to expose how the richest 1% of people who are writing the rules of the global economy are imposing an agenda of neoliberalism and economic inequality that is foreclosing our future. (via OccupyWallStreet.org)

As great as this sounds, if the Occupy Movement is going to create any tangible benefits for America’s working class, it has to start getting clear on it’s list of demands.  Mike Taibbi, contributing editor for Rolling Stone, has been doing a tremendous job of covering the events and takes a solid crack at a top 5 list of demands.

Anyway, there’s a lot happening out there everyday and even more misinformation making it’s way through both traditional and nontraditional news sources.  However, this week a collaboration between The FearLess Revolution and Boulder Digital Works resulted in the creation of Occupationalist.org, an impartial, real-time view of the Occupy Wall Street movement as told through a multitude of sources.  The site features tons of constantly updating content including posts from the deeply moving Tumblr, “We Are The 99%” as well as Twitter conversations broken down by city, news, photo and video feeds, enough information to ensure that any reader is able to form an independent and unbiased opinion about the events as they unfold.

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Comments

  1. Greetings from NYC. At this time, occupiers are in front of the NYSE on the steps of Federal Hall. There may have been some tenoisn Friday between the NYPD and the Federal police. If true, it might be because the NYPD makes its own arrest rules, but the feds are not so cavalier about incarceration of protesters who are within their rights. Meanwhile, new groups and new policies from existing ones are happening throughout the city.

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