NEWS

"Occupy Wall Street" Protest - New York City

6 Oct 2011, 09:35 AM

By: Jeff

New York - The sacred walls of wall street might be falling as protesters continue to occupy the area where many riches for the rich have been made over time. This "wall" which has successfully separated the rich from the poor seems to be tumbling, as demonstrations have been orchestrated to place pressure on, and therefore highlight, social and economic inequality, corporate greed, and the influence of corporate money and lobbyists on government.

The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protest which started on September 17, 2011 by what is believed to be a dozen students, has now propagated into multiple protest accross the north American continent into such cities as, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, and San Francisco. Each city has inculcated the "Occupy" concept, with such slogans as "Occupy San Francisco".

Demonstrations throughout the USA appear to be to gaining momentum as persons involved become more organized, with placards, websites, communication station, tents, medical aid, legal help, and even they own newspaper called the 'The Occupied Wall Street Journal'.

Similar Protest Across the Globe

Israel

In July, Israelis, including hundreds of students and young people decided to sleep under the sky, erecting a couple of hundred tents along the well-to-do Rothschild Boulevard in protest over the rising housing and rent prices. House prices in Israel rose 3.5 per cent in the first six months of 2011 but rent in most cities has gone up by over 10 per cent in the past year. (Jewish Chronicle Online)

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