Mayor Bloomberg Bemoans OWS Police Injuries, But Not a Word Spoken About THIS

police-pepper-spray-seated-protesters-at-uc-davisIt’s true what they say.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Take note that these officers stood over these students, and pepper sprayed them while they were sitting. 

However, with corporate-owned U.S. news outlets overwhelmingly focused on the trials and tribs of corporations, their ruling moguls, and OWS police officers, it seems that Americans must turn to alternative news sources – including foreign news media – to get accurate reports of the other side of the Occupy Wall Street story.

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Weapons of Poor Destruction

middle-class-group-of-peopleWeapons of mass destruction are taking a back seat to a more imminent threat on the horizon: the destruction of America’s poor and middle class.

As detailed by political scientist Frances Fox Piven of the Graduate School of the City University of New York, there’s a secret war against the poor in America.

Secret, because according to Piven, “You wouldn’t have found the casualty figures from this particular conflict in your local newspaper or on the nightly TV news. Devastating as it’s been, the war against the poor has gone largely unnoticed – until now.”

In an in-depth opinion piece for Al Jazeera news, Piven connects the historical dots behind the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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Why do you think of mainstream news media’s scant coverage of the disappearing middle-class, and the poor?

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Michael Moore Pleads for More Thorough News Coverage of Corporate America’s Liability in Income Inequality

michael-mooreFilmmaker/Documentarist Michael Moore put out an impassioned plea to U.S. mainstream news media regarding their coverage of corporate interests and the Occupy Wall Street protests.

This is a rigged casino,” says Moore, in an interview with a CNBC news anchor.

The guys on [Wall Street] played with people’s futures, people’s pension funds, credit default swaps, no regulation from D.C. And it’s still going on!

And if I could just very respectfully ask you and CNBC, you know, you are in this, you are journalists, it’s your job not just to report that the DOW is up 95 points already today, but to go in there and find out what’s really happening. Who’s making this money? Who’s dividing this pie up so that the one percent get the majority of it? That’s really the story. That’s the story your fellow Americans want you to do,” Moore pleaded. “So, please do your job! Please!

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Do you agree with Michael Moore’s appeal for more thorough news coverage of corporate America’s role in income inequality?

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AFL-CIO President Appalled by Treatment of OWS Protestors

AFL-CIO President, Richard Trumka, released a video this week of his visit to the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York’s Zucatti Park.

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Trumka expressed outrage at harsh” police treatment of protestors: “We are extremely alarmed by the increasing number of arrests of peaceful protestors across the country and call on elected leaders to stop ordering the police to make these arrests.”

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What is your opinion about how police are treating Occupy Wall Street protestors?

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Occupy the Tundra

The Arab Spring has birthed protest movements around the world.

Even to the far reaches of the South Pole.

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As reported by The Washington Post‘s Melissa Bell, photographs of the Arab Spring and the worldwide protests now erupting from it are images of inspiration: “Instead of witnesses to violence, the photographs are instead an encouragement, a reminder that there are others out there like them.”

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What do you feel when you see photos of these worldwide protests?

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Legacy of the Arab Spring

It’s a global insurrection against terrorist bankers, dictators, crooked oligarchs and deceitful politicians.”

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I am amazed by the world-wide protests happening simultaneously.

The way I see it, there are 2 ways to look at this

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Bill O’Reilly on Occupy Wall Street Protestors: “They’re Jobless Because They Don’t Want to Work!”

This week’s Smackdown goes to Fox News ‘anchor’ Bill O’Reilly for his obtuse assessment of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement.

All these people need to do is take a shower, and they can get a job if they went to college. That’s all.

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