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Wall Street Protest Starting to Look Like Egypt

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Wall Street Protest Starting to Look Like Tahrir Square, Egypt

Alexander Higgins reports:

NYPD police scanners are estimating a crowd up to 5,000
are occupying liberty square in a scene that is now starting to look
more like Egypt’s Tahrir square.


The protests have become so large that Fox News has set up a live stream covering the protests. Here are some screen shots from their camera.


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Here are some additional photographs from a helicopter.

Who Are the Protesters?

Wall Street is trying to write all of these people off as being
“hippies” who “need to get a job” (to which the protesters would
respond: That’s the point – There are no jobs, because Wall Street has destroyed the economy.)

 Wall Street Protest Starting to Look Like Egypt.

The poor and the desperate, formerly-middle class people participating in the protests are not taking well to Wall Street’s “Let them eat cake” response.

But all types are marching, including grannies and pilots:

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Marines and other military men and women.

Wealthy folks such as Russel Simmons and Alec Baldwin.

Liberals and conservatives.

On the other side of the protest line, Mayor Bloomberg is whining that the protesters are targeting bankers who “are struggling to make ends meet”.
He has a point: if Wall Street is reined in so that the rest of the
country has a chance, the bankers might have to cut back on their mistresses, prostitutes and solid gold toilets.
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Class Warfare?

Yes, this is class warfare. But it is class warfare by the 1% against the other 99% (and see this). Specifically, it is the looting of the country by the top .1% through fraud.

As Warren Buffet – one of America’s most successful capitalists and defenders of capitalism – points out:

There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war ….

Leading economists note that rampant inequality was one of the main causes of the Great Depression and of the current economic crisis.

Indeed, given that inequality in America is worse than Egypt (or Tunisia, or Yemen or most Latin American banana republics), and that social mobility is lower in America than in most European countries (and see this), we have been predicting these types of protests for years.

If Wall Street is starting to look like Tahir Square, it is because
America is starting to look more and more like Egypt – with a handful of
super-rich, and crumbs for everyone else.


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Sat, 10/01/2011 - 06:44 | 1728446 williambanzai7
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Another think we can do is produce placards and provide them to the protestors. They are well organized down there.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 14:03 | 1729176 FinalCollapse
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Independent truckers can add huge posters to their trailers on the road.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 10:39 | 1728799 Mae Kadoodie
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The giant red cube in front of the HSBC building (140 Broadway) would make a fine temporary canvas for your art.  It's right across the street from Liberty Park.  Think of the irony.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 11:34 | 1728927 Wakanda
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Too red for projections, but OK for print media.  It might last 20 minutes or half an our before being taken down.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 06:53 | 1728451 Wakanda
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I had my local copy shop divide one jpg color image of Tahir protests into four, and print them on 11x17 stock.  I then taped them together - re assembling the image for a good size poster of 22x34 for only about 5 bucks, muck cheaper than one big print.  I taped it to my big plastic drum on wheels and pounded on it during our local winter carnival parade.  The image could also be re-assembled on poster board with a stick.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 06:43 | 1728445 johnQpublic
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1000 and 2000 watt honda porrtable generators would run the projector, are virtually silent and light enuf to carry with one hand

1000 watter would prolly do the trick....i think they cost about 700 bucks


super fuel efficient too

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 04:50 | 1728404 williambanzai7
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Guess whose image that is. Good for them!


Sun, 10/02/2011 - 12:50 | 1730896 monoloco
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Sat, 10/01/2011 - 23:54 | 1730157 DaveyJones
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way to go

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 05:33 | 1728416 Wakanda
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Congrats WB7!!!!

Fucking awesome to see your art at the best gallery downtown - the protests!!!

From my point of view, it does not get better than that!!!

Yeee - Haaaaa!!!!!!

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 16:59 | 1729504 narapoiddyslexia
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You can donate money. Click this link.

You can send them food, or supplies, at:

The UPS Store
Re: Occupy Wall Street
118A Fulton St. #205
New York, NY 10038

Here is their note:

Money orders only please, cannot cash checks yet. Non-perishable goods only. We can accept packages of any size. We're currently low on food.

Some people on this site have complained about the politics of some of the protestors. I find this boggling, as they are there, and the complainers are not.

If anyone knows, or should know, the justice of occupying Wall Street, it should be the readers of ZH.

Politics be damned.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 17:33 | 1729575 calltoaccount
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20000 watching live feed of cops arresting NYC protestors:

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!