É.-U. : Wall Street assiégé, les médias majoritairement muets
Des milliers de protestants occupent Wall Street pour une semaine, dans le plus grand silence des médias…
À partir du 17 septembre dernier, des milliers de personnes sont rassemblées pour dénoncer les bandits de Wall Street et ce, dans une visée de protestation pacifique. Il semble que les médias ne se sont pas encore intéressés à cette grogne populaire, peut-être parce qu’ils sont la propriété des géants de Wall Street!
e ne prône en rien la révolution, inutile puisque souhaitée par ceux qui nous dirigent afin d’instaurer la loi martiale et la fin des droits et libertés, mais je dois tout de même avouer que la chanson (intense) et les images de la vidéo soulèvent cette indignation qui nous ronge parfois la raison!
Ils sont campés, ils sont organisés et ils pourraient être déterminés…
Manifestation bruyante à Wall Street face à de nombreux policiers déployés dans tout le quartier financier
A l’appel du réseau Anonymous et d’Adbusters, plusieurs milliers de manifestants ont occupé les rues avoisinantes de Wall Street samedi 17 Septembre 2011 et ont planifié de planter un campement sur place, à l’image des Indignés en Espagne ou en Grèce, obligeant les autorités à un large déploiement policier et à la fermeture du block financier dimanche 18 Septembre 2011…
Le mot d’ordre est l’occupation de Wall Street pendant plusieurs mois s’il le faut, afin de réclamer à Obama (sic !) la modification du Système économique mondial :
Vidéo (VO en anglais) : À l’appel d’Anonymous, plusieurs milliers de manifestants
défilent dans les rues autour de Wall Street à New York et prévoient
de planter la tente pour une occupation de longue durée – Youtube
Les manifestations à Wall Street se poursuivent avec au moins 6 arrestations
In a continuation of the demonstrations that began on Saturday, nearly 200 protesters marched along Wall Street and other parts of the financial district Monday morning, brandishing American flags and signs denouncing the economic system. At least six of them were arrested.
Office workers heading to their desks passed the protesters on the sidewalks with little incident. At times, the two groups squeezed shoulder to shoulder through narrow passages formed by metal police barricades.
The first three arrests came on Pine Street, when a police lieutenant ordered that two men wearing ski masks be taken into custody. Officers then arrested a woman wearing a plastic mask on the back of her head.
The next arrest came a few minutes later on when a deputy inspector standing on Wall Street ordered a man wearing an orange hat to keep moving. The man, who had turned around in a crowded sidewalk just west of Broad Street, spoke to the inspector for a moment, then lifted his hands and said that he was having difficulty moving.
At that, the inspector reached over a curbside barricade, grabbed the man and tried to haul him from the sidewalk onto the street. As the man backed away, the inspector lunged forward, holding onto the man and toppling the metal barricade. The inspector fell to the sidewalk and a moment later the man in the orange hat was also on the ground, being handcuffed.
The police confirmed that three men and a woman were arrested under provisions that make it illegal for two or more individuals to wear masks, and that another man was arrested on charges of jumping a police barrier and resisting arrest. (A reporter and a photographer for The Times who witnessed the episode between the man in the orange hat and the police did not see him attempting to jump a barrier.)
Another woman was arrested around 11:45 a.m. as she was writing in chalk on the sidewalk on Broadway near Zuccotti Park. “They just came up and grabbed her,” said Jessica Davis, 19, who identified the arrested woman as Andrea Osborne. The police confirmed a sixth arrest, of a woman.
On Saturday, two people were arrested as they tried to enter the building housing the Bank of America while wearing masks, said Paul J. Browne, the chief police spokesman. Those arrested came from several states, including Massachusetts, Michigan, Virginia, New Jersey and Washington State, Mr. Browne said. One person arrested was from Manhattan.
It was the third day of anticorporate protests that were promoted by a range of groups including AdbustersMedia Foundation, an advocacy group based in Canada, as well as a New York City group that called itself the General Assembly. Participants said that the demonstrations were meant to criticize a financial system that unfairly benefits corporations and the rich and undermines democracy.
Organizers said that the protests were inspired by demonstrations in Egypt and Spain and could continue for weeks or even months.
For two nights, protesters have used Zuccotti Park, near Broadway and Maiden Lane, as a staging ground. Hundreds of people gathered there for mass meetings to discuss and plan their actions. They used granite benches inside the park as pantry shelves, piling jars of peanut butter, and bags of apples there along with jumbo-size cardboard containers of coffee.
For two nights, the park was turned into a campsite. Protesters slept wrapped in blankets and sleeping bags, partly insulated from the chilly ground by pieces of cardboard scavenged from nearby stores.
On Monday morning dozens of those scraps of cardboard doubled as signs, duct-taped to part of the park facing Liberty Street and emblazoned with handwritten messages including “Kill the Zombie Banks,” “I came here because I am scared for my country,” and “End corporate welfare.”
Just after 8 a.m. Monday, protesters emerged from the park and began a winding march through the streets of Lower Manhattan, accompanied by police officers equipped with plastic handcuffs and video cameras that they used to record the march.
At times, the marchers congregated at intersections, blowing horns, beating drums and dancing. At one point, near the New York Stock Exchange, a police lieutenant announced through a megaphone that members of the crowd would be arrested for disorderly conduct if they remained there. The crowd then resumed marching, as they chanted “All day, all week, occupy Wall Street.”
Among them was Alexander Holmes, 26, from Oakland, California.
“There’s a major divide between the rich and the poor in this country,” he said. “One in 10 people are unemployed and my vote is nullified by corporate lobbyists.”
Les médias américains ignorent une manifestation d’ampleur sur Wall Street
Last weekend thousands of demonstrators marched on Wall Street to protest economic inequality in America. However, most Americans were likely unaware of the protests since they were largely ignored by every major media outlet.
On what was a relatively slow weekend for news, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News all devoted significant coverage to other stories including an air show crash in Reno. While the death of nine spectators at the Reno event was certainly worthy of some attention, the demand for Wall Street reform, which affects millions in poverty, would arguably warrant as much coverage given the size of the protests.
In 2009 and 2010 Tea Party demonstrations numbering in the hundreds would routinely receive national coverage when protesting against « death panels » the dangers of « socialism » through government-run healthcare.
Foreign media outlets actually devoted more coverage to a protest in the middle of New York City than American media outlets. The protesters intend to engage in long-term civil disobedience in order to demand accountability for misdeeds by the financial firms and call for structural economic reforms. examiner.com
Since the 2008 financial crisis zero Wall Street executives have been indicted for any crimes despite the loss of trillions of dollars in value through questionable accounting practices. In the end the American government, using taxpayer funds, was forced to intervene with the now-infamous « bailout » program that saved the financial industry and American economy from collapse. examiner.com
Many Wall Street executives, including those at unsuccessful firms like AIG and Lehman Brothers, received significant bonuses even after their businesses lost billions. national.com
Income inequality has also become an increasing problem in America over the last three decades. Since 1980 America’s GDP has more than doubled, but the average worker’s wages have stayed flat when accounting for inflation. Meanwhile, the richest 1% of Americans have seen their income more than triple over the same time period. The top 1% of Americans now own over 40% of the wealth in the country. The top 20% of Americans now own over 85% of the wealth, and earn approximately 60% of the income. examiner.com
The ranks of the U.S. poor have swelled to a record 46.2 million — nearly 1 in 6 Americans — as the prolonged pain of the recession leaves millions still struggling and out of work, according to Census data in September. The 15.1 percent poverty rate tied the level of 1993 and was the highest since 1983. Business Week
When unemployment is measured according to the formula that was used when President Bill Clinton took office, it is actually around 20%. Free Republic
A Gallup poll states that U.S. unemployment continues to be seen as the most important problem in America. Rttnews.com