Friday, October 21, 2011

Notes on "Occupy Wall Street"

New World Notes News
Vol. 4, No. 43 -- October 21, 2011

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This week in New World Notes, radio program #190, October 25, 2011

Notes on "Occupy Wall Street"

Times Square.  Most photos: Click to enlarge.

In brief

With insight and wit, current commentators explore the strategy, politics, and social contexts of "Occupy Wall Street" and similar gatherings around the country. And they give the movement a solid "Thumbs up!"

Features comments by Jim Hightower, Glen Ford, and moi ... new songs by David Rovics and Attila the Stockbroker ... and a stirring speech by Chris Hedges at "Occupy DC."

Above: D.C. Below: Manila

Notes, credits, & links

Music added:
  • David Rovics, "Occupy Wall Street"
  • Attila the Stockbroker, "It's All About the Bankers"
First 6 photos courtesy of El Pais. See here for more. Thanks to Dr. Susan Rosenthal for the link. Last photo courtesy Black Agenda Report.

Thanks to BCFM's "Friday Drive-Time" show (Bristol, UK; September 16, 2011) for the Attila song.

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Above: Seoul. Below: Madrid

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