Democracy Now: "Occupy Wall Street": Thousands March In NYC Financial District, Set Up Protest Encampment

Our corporate media largely ignored the protests that are still going on this week in New York. I saw CNN mention it once or twice in about a thirty second segment over the weekend, but if five of those "tea partiers" show up somewhere with

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Our corporate media largely ignored the protests that are still going on this week in New York. I saw CNN mention it once or twice in about a thirty second segment over the weekend, but if five of those "tea partiers" show up somewhere with signs in their hands, they've got twenty reporters out there to cover it.

Susie wrote about the demonstrations over the weekend here -- Occupy Wall Street: 'This Is Not A One-Day Demonstration, We're Not Leaving'.

Here's more ongoing coverage of the demonstrations from Democracy Now -- "Occupy Wall Street": Thousands March in NYC Financial District, Set Up Protest Encampment:

Demonstrators are marching on Wall Street today on the third day of a campaign dubbed "Occupy Wall Street," which began on Saturday when thousands gathered in New York City’s Financial District. Inspired by the massive public protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and Madrid’s Puerta del Sol Square, hundreds have slept outside near Wall Street for the past two nights. We play a video report on the protest by Democracy Now!'s Sam Alcoff and get a live update from the streets from Nathan Schneider, editor of the blog "Waging Nonviolence." We also speak with David Graeber, an anthropologist who participated in the activities. "If you look at who showed up [in Egypt and Spain], it was mostly young people, and most of them were people who had gone through the educational system, who were deeply in debt, and who found it completely impossible to get jobs," says Graeber. "The system has completely failed them... If there's going to be any kind of society worth living in, we’re going to have to create it ourselves."

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