WATCH: The Origins Of #OccupyWallStreet: An Interview With Adbusters’ Micah White
For those wondering how the revolutionary #OccupyWallStreet movement — which now spans the entire globe — came into being, look no further than Vancouver’s activist magazine & website, Adbusters, and its Senior Editor, Micah White.
In this interview, White discusses the movement’s origins, its leaderless (general assembly) decision-making model — vital to ensuring it doesn’t get co-opted, and its underlying goal: economic justice.
The original concept behind the #OccupyWallStreet movement, was outlined in a July 13, 2011 Adbusters post entitled: #OCCUPYWALLSTREET: A shift in revolutionary tactics.
This post was followed by a succession of Tweets (the first few shown here) which would go on to “launch a thousand ships:”
WATCH: Police Brutality Against #OccupyWallStreet Protesters In Times Square – 15 Oct 2011
As tens of thousands of occupy wall street protesters made their way into Times Square last night, the NYPD barricaded them, and then began to push them back, provoking screams from the protesters that there was no place for them to move.
The riot police were reported to have entered the fray with orange kettling nets and horses. Things quickly turned ugly.
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Bank Transfer Day: Simple Step-By-Step Guide To Finding A Credit Union And Ditching Your Greedy Bank
November Fifth is officially ‘Bank Transfer Day’ — a day when tens-of-thousands of Americans plan to collectively transfer all their money from the corrupt and greedy Wall Street banks to not-for-profit, cooperative credit unions. The steps involved in this process, however, can present some potential challenges to overcome. The key to a happy November Fifth […]
WATCH (Video): Footage And Interviews Of #OccupyWallStreet Protesters
RT heads downtown in New York City to cover the outrage behind the largest anti-Wall Street rally since the credit crunch:
Wall Street Protesters Plan To Turn Lower Manhattan Into America’s ‘Tahrir Square’
Thousands of peaceful protesters have descended on New York City’s financial district today to send a loud message to President Barack Obama: “End the influence money has over our representatives in Washington”. The protesters intend to create a ‘city of tents’ and remain there for as long as it takes for their “one demand” to […]
Watch: BBC Reports ‘Hacktivist’ Groups Moving From DDoS Attacks To Journalism
Here’s an interesting BBC World News America clip that documents how a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack actually works. The news program then brings on Jeff Jarvis, author and Professor of Journalism at the City University of New York, and Tom Blanton, Executive Director of the National Security Archives. They discuss WikiLeaks and the hacktivist groups […]
Watch: First Interview With Mastermind Of ‘Anonymous’ Hacker Group
RT just released an exclusive interview with the mastermind of the ‘Anonymous’ hacker group. The group has for some time been conducting something of a cyber war using distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against anti-piracy groups — including Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). They refer to their […]
Cyber Wars: ‘Anonymous’ Hacker Group Declares War On WikiLeaks’ Censorers
A hacker collective, identified as ‘Anonymous’, has declared war on WikiLeaks’ censorers. The group has earned itself a reputation in the tech world for targeting the entertainment and software security industries who lobby for pro-Copyright (anti-piracy) laws. The controversial UK Digital Economy Act, passed June 8, 2010, which liberal critics claim is “too heavily weighted […]