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Opinion: Clean up Occupy Wall Street Another Victory for the 99 %

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The people who stepped out of their comfort zones on a rainy Friday morning saw that they could have impact. Their presence helped their fellow New Yorkers, their courage and idealism furthered a cause they had followed online.

              -Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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'Hope' Artist Shepard Fairey Designs Inspire Wall Street Protest Invite

Friday, October 14, 2011

Street artist and controversial graphic designer Shepard Fairey's imagery is being used by Wall Street protesters: using a palate of red, black and beige, the “Hope” artist's designs have been used for an invitation to the Occupation Party, a protest planned in Times Square on Saturday.

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Private Space Gone Public at Wall Street

Friday, October 14, 2011

Kurt Andersen and Michael Kimmelman head to Lower Manhattan to check out the transformation of Zuccotti Park, the plaza at the center of the Occupy Wall Street protest. Kimmelman is the architecture critic for the New York Times. The protesters haven’t built permanent structures, but Kimmelman believes they are creating ...

Slideshow: On Location at Zuccotti Park

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Handful of Arrests After Zuccotti Park Protest Cleanup Postponed

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Police made 14 arrests when a few hundred Wall Street protesters left Zuccotti Park and marched near the Stock Exchange after owners of the Lower Manhattan park that has become the demonstrators' makeshift headquarters made a last-minute decision to postpone the planned cleanup.

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Opinion: Rich Kid Wall Street Protester the Symbol of a Misguided Movement

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Instead of donating her money to charity, or finding another way to help those truly in need, she is counting on the government to give her money away.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Citigroup CEO Says He Understands Wall Street Protesters

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit said he would meet with Wall Street protesters "anytime" and that their sentiments were understandable.

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Interactive Timeline | Wall Street Protests

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Track the developments in the protest on Wall Street using WNYC's interactive timeline, which chronicles the key moments from the demonstrations since they began on September 17. Here you'll find original reporting from our politics, culture and news desks, segments from WNYC's radio programs as well as opinion and analysis pieces from our team of bloggers.

What are we missing? Send your suggested news stories, photos and videos in the comments below.

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Occupying Wall Street and Trying to Be a Good Neighbor

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

As the occupation of Wall Street rolls into another week, protesters say they are doing their best to reduce their impact on the surrounding neighborhood. But sanitation, noise and the extensive police presence remain concerns for some residents according to Community Board 1 chair Julie Menin.

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Opinion: To Actually be Meaningful, Occupy Wall Street Should Move to K Street

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The problem isn't Wall Street. These people are protesting at the wrong place entirely. The problem is K Street, the capital of special interest lobby groups in Washington, DC.

-Solomon Kleinsmith, It's A Free Country blogger.

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DiNapoli: Wall St. Tax Revenue Drops, Threatens Balanced Budgets

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Anybody that thinks this is a return to the old days, where at the end of the fiscal year overheated Wall Street profits took care of any budget imbalance, that's not happening this year.

— New York State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Wall Street Protests Target City's Millionaires

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hundreds of protesters demonstrating against Wall Street headed uptown and staged a "Millionaires March" to the homes of capitalists in Manhattan.

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Religious Groups Join in Wall Street Protests

Monday, October 10, 2011

Following the lead of labor unions, some religious organizations joined the Wall Street protests this weekend.

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Wall Street Protest Heads to Washington Square Park

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Demonstrators marched Saturday from Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, the group's unofficial headquarters where protesters have been camped out for the last 22 days.

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Opinion: America Wanted a Job, but Got an Occupation

Friday, October 07, 2011

The Democrats ignored rising frustrations and let the Tea Party steal part of the story. When debt and deficit overtook jobs and economic security, the media had a completely different fable to run with.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Kelly: NYPD Prepared for Protests

Friday, October 07, 2011

Saturday marks the third straight week of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Organizers said there are no large actions planned for the weekend. Still, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the NYPD was prepared.

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Occupy Wall Street and the Real Numbers of Income Inequality

Friday, October 07, 2011

We have more of a culture of equality in this country. We don't have nobility from the past, we have a belief that you can rise, but inequality has gotten so big in this country that the rungs on the ladder are further apart than they used to be and further apart than they are in other countries and so it's harder to jump from one rung to another than it used to be.

—  David Leonhardt, Washington bureau chief for the New York Times, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Obama Says Wall Street Protests Express Public Anger

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Meanwhile, the city's top cop, Commissioner Ray Kelly, said protesters can continue to remain in Zuccotti Park for as long as they remain peaceful because the space is part of a land-use deal that requires it to be open 24-hours a day.

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From Unions to Anarchists, Wall Street Protests Draw Diverse Support

Thursday, October 06, 2011

The Wall Street protests have recent endorsements from interested factions — large and small — making for some strange bedfellows in Zuccotti Park, the protesters’ defacto headquarters, as businessmen, union members and anarchists are among the otherwise unlikely to rub elbows.

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Look | Demonstrators Gather for Wall Street Protest

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Thousands of union workers, community groups and Occupy Wall Street protesters rallied in Foley Square late Wednesday during a demonstration in Lower Manhattan where 23 people were arrested and pepper spray was used in one instance, police said.

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Labor, Community Groups Join Wall Street Protest

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

A diverse group of unions and community groups joined the demonstrations near Wall Street during a protest on Wednesday in Lower Manhattan.

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