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1) End the Collusion Between Government and Large Corporations/Banks, So That Our Elected Leaders Are Actually Representing the Interests of the People (the 99%) and Not Just Their Rich Donors (the 1%).
2) Investigate Wall Street and Hold Senior Executives Accountable for the Destruction in Wealth that has Devastated Millions of People.
3) Return the Power of Coining Money to the U.S. Treasury and Return to Sound Money, End the Fed
4) Limit the Size, Scope and Power of Banks so that None are Ever Again “Too Big to Fail” and in Need to Taxpayer Bailouts
5) Eliminate “Personhood” Legal Status for Corporations
6) Repeal the Patriot Act, End the War on Drugs and Protect Civil Liberties
7) End All Imperial Wars of Aggression, Bring the Troops Home from All Countries, Cut the Military Budget and Limit The Military Role to Protection of the Homeland
Global Revolution - Livestream - live video - Occupy Wall Street - Occupy the World - with streaming updates ~ link
Finding Order in the Orwellian Chaos ~ link ~ This is an excellent article that I strongly recommend. Stirling
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Lord Stirling's Fifes & Drums ~ link ~ Music page ~ link
Spoiling for Another Fight ~ link ~ Yes but this might be a case of 'one war too many'. Stirling
Italian government bond yields went up to 6.64% before falling back, a euro-era high, making it more expensive to service debt or borrow fresh money.
Milan’s stock market jumped two percent on Monday afternoon on word that Berlusconi was going. It fell again after he denied he would resign.
The US government on the other hand is growing more inclined to use disproportionate force against the protesters.
What started out on September 17 as an outcry against income disparity and corporate control over the US government has now reached a point where the American people are questioning Washington's domestic and foreign policies.
Among those policies is, of course, the United States' carte blanche support for Israel. The protesters called for an end to Washington's practice of spending taxpayer money on Israeli crimes.
A contingent from the Occupy Boston protest camp marched on Friday to the building that houses the Israeli consulate in Boston and held a brief sit-in in the building's lobby.
They chanted various slogans, including, "hey hey, Ho ho! Israeli apartheid's got to go!," "long live the intifada! intifada intifada!," "not another nickel! Not another dime! No more money for Israel's crimes!," and "Viva, viva Palestina!"
The incident comes as the police have been increasingly using force in their crackdown on the protesters in an attempt to put an end to the popular show of dissatisfaction with the US government.
Last week in Oakland, police used tear gas, flash grenade and rubber bullet against the protesters, creating scenes like the streets of Bahrain. They arrested over 200 people.
Despite the international recognition that the occupy protesters across the United States have gained, in the US, the broadcast media coverage of the protests does not come anywhere near the coverage of the protests held in other parts of the world.