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Bloomberg Urges Residents, Protests to Strike Balance

Friday, October 21, 2011

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he has been listening to the complaints of residents near Zuccotti Park that their quality of life has declined because of the ongoing protests there.

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A Newspaper to Accompany a Protest: The Occupied Wall Street Journal Readies Next Issue

Friday, October 21, 2011

From the Wall Street protests has emerged the irregularly published Occupied Wall Street Journal, a four-page broadsheet that editors claim has a circulation equivalent to a small town publication.

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Anna and the Independent Voter: Maine's Rebellious Streak

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

As the autumn chill begins its descent southward, it's not just the crisp air that's making the rest of the country feel a little like Maine. Here, anti-establishment rebelliousness and economic populism is nothing new. This is the state where Ross Perot came in second in 1992. This year, a deep sense of alienation from Washington political representatives is polishing the independent streak, with some unexpected results.

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Bloomberg Takes Jab at Wall Street Protesters

Friday, October 07, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg took a few verbal jabs at the anti-Wall Street protesters on Friday, saying the demonstrators who have camped out in Lower Manhattan for nearly three weeks are "trying to destroy the jobs of working people."

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Unlike Tea Party, Wall Street Protests Ignore Electoral Politics

Friday, October 07, 2011

Obama knows protesters at Occupy Wall Street are frustrated. Like Clinton and our pain, Obama feels that frustration.

“I think people are frustrated and the protesters are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system work,” he said at his press conference Thursday.

It’s nothing new that the American people see the banks’ recovery in opposition to their own standing. This week, Rasmussen poll found that 79 percent of Americans agree with the statement that "the big banks got bailed out but the middle class got left behind."

As Occupy Wall Street looks to build power as it spreads across the country, the Tea Party has taken those numbers, well, right to the bank.

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Naomi Klein on Occupy Wall Street

Thursday, October 06, 2011

You watch US media and the question is “why are they protesting?” where, everywhere else in the world, the question is, “what took them so long?”

—  Naomi Klein, syndicated columnist for The Nation and The Guardian and author of The Shock Doctrine  and No Logo, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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