Occupy Wall Street

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    Let The Occupiers Eat Cake (Purchased With A Prepaid Debit Card)

    Some people tangentially linked to the movement have figured out what it was all about: getting access to all of those things enjoyed by the 1%, like prepaid debit cards.

    / Oct 3, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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    Bank Reform Bitch/ Spandex-Clad Roller Girl/ Better Banking Butterfly/ Ethical Fiscal Fairy/ Money Bunny Commemorating Birth of Occupy Wall Street With Book Signing, Spankings

    She’ll only be there ’til 4 so interested parties had best get their asses out there ASAP. [Twitter, MH] Related: Spandex-Clad, Billy-Club Brandishing Roller Girl Also Moonlights As ‘Ethical Fiscal Fairy’; Spandex-Clad Roller Girl Was Not Only Prepared To Put Citi Execs Over Her Knee But Read Them Their Rights; Blow-Up Jamie Dimon Recieved An […]

    / Sep 17, 2013 at 2:21 PM
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    Occupy Wall Street Celebrity Is Back

    Back in October, we met Stacey Hessler, a woman made famous by the Post because she’d decided to leave her financial adviser husband and four kids in Florida and join Occupy Wall Street protesters camping out in Zuccotti Park. Although Hessler’s family was apparently not happy with her decision, at the time she declared, “I’m […]

    / May 1, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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    Mayor Bloomberg Doesn’t Get Why Occupy Wall Street Protesters Don’t Just Take Their $10 Million Severance Package And Start A Terminal Business

    Law enforcement is prepared for the resurgence of Occupy Wall Street protesters today, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg questioned the point of the protests. “If you want to change things, I don’t know what protesting does,” he said. “Why not try to go out and do something and make it better. Help kids get a better […]

    / May 1, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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    JPMorgan (Et Al) Sued By Occupy Wall Street

    Four New York City Council members sued the city today over the handling of Occupy Wall Street protestors, claiming the police used excessive force and should be subject to an outside monitor. The city and the Police Department made false arrests and violated the free-speech rights of protestors and journalists last year, 15 people including […]

    / Apr 30, 2012 at 1:27 PM
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    Occupy Wall Street Defense Specialist: “Try In Vain to Sprint Away Alone” At Your Own Risk

    Remember Occupy Wall Street? After being evicted from its Zuccotti Park global headquarters in Lower Manhattan last year the group seemed to loose a bit of steam but has vowed a resurgence, starting with a May 1 “spring offensive.” Protests have been planned in 115 cities where “the financial elite play and plan,” including the midtown offices of JPMorgan and Bank of America. Worried your place of business or home might be the target of some uninvited guests and/or a surly gigantic check? Then you might want to get in touch with your fellow prey and start strategizing.

    Planning for May 1 in New York began in January in a fourth-floor workspace at 16 Beaver St., about two blocks from Wall Street, according to Holmes. The date serves as an international labor day, commemorating a deadly 1886 clash between police and workers in Chicago’s Haymarket Square. The midtown demonstrations will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a march from Bryant Park to Union Square and a 4 p.m. rally there, according to an online schedule. Protesters, including labor unions and community groups, have a permit to march from Union Square to lower Manhattan, according to police. Goldman Sachs Group’s headquarters is among financial- district picketing options, Holmes said.

    Brian McNary, director of global risk at Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations, a subsidiary of Sweden’s Securitas AB works with international financial firms to “identify, map and track” protesters across social media and at their assemblies, he said. The companies gather data “carefully and methodically” to prevent business disruptions. Banks are preparing for Occupy demonstrations at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Chicago summit on May 20 and 21 by sharing information from video surveillance, robots and officers in buildings, giving “a real-time, 360-degree” view, said McNary, who works on the project. Banks cooperating on surveillance are like elk fending off wolves in Yellowstone National Park, he said. While other animals try in vain to sprint away alone, elk survive attacks by forming a ring together, he said.

    As for what to do in the interim, pre-attack by wolf pack, lock it up. You’re not doing anything. You’re not teaming up with other elks, you haven’t even heard about the demonstrations. What is Occupy Wall Street? Sayeth Mcnary, “When you portray a position of weakness, it invites attack. [Banks] don’t want to provide the perception that they’re hunkering down behind their bulwarks and putting up big walls.”

    Wall Street Tracks ‘Wolves’ as May 1 Protests Loom [Bloomberg]

    / Apr 26, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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    Michael Lewis Would Like To See Occupy Wall Street Start A Run On Some Banks

    …if I were in charge I would probably reorganize the movement around a single, achievable goal: a financial boycott of the six “ too big to fail ” Wall Street firms: Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo. We would encourage people who had deposits in these firms to withdraw […]

    / Apr 18, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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    Hedge Fund Manager/Singer-Songwriter Dan Loeb Pens Protest Song For Today’s Oppressed

    Last evening at Columbia College Dan Loeb, among others, was given the John Jay Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement. In his speech, the Third Point founder spoke of happy times, like his days at Columbia, spent taking economics classes and reading the texts of Don Quixote, Epictetus, King Lear and Candide, and his nights spent […]

    / Mar 8, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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    Is There A Horse Semen Pie In Brian Moynihan’s Future?

    In the freezing rain a few yards away from Bank of America’s New York headquarters on 42nd Street, the man who made America see Goldman Sachs as a “vampire squid” was describing his research on a forthcoming article. “I called up my source and told him that I wanted to highlight all the really bad […]

    / Feb 29, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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    Occupy Wall Street To Give Fashion Week A Piece Of Its Mind

    A group of protesters plans to infiltrate the Calvin Klein show at 2 p.m. today by persuading attendees to wear makeup that gives the illusion of eyes dripping blood. The look is designed to show solidarity with protesters who have been pepper-sprayed and to draw attention to the conditions of the 99 percent — certainly […]

    / Feb 16, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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    Wells Fargo Also Making Its Way Up Not Taking Shit Or Prisoners League Tables

    Occupy protesters, taking aim at what they dubbed Wall Street West, were arrested after converging on Wells Fargo & Co.’s headquarters in San Francisco today in a bid to shut down the city’s Financial District. Demonstrators shouting “Give Us Our Money Back” and saying they wanted the bank to stop foreclosures chained themselves to entrances […]

    / Jan 20, 2012 at 2:54 PM
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    Occupy Wall Street Assignment Forces NYU Undergrad To Lose Her Shit Via Open Letter To School President, Demand Professor’s Resignation OR SHE GOES PUBLIC

    Last semester, NYU undergraduate Sara Ackerman was given an assignment by to visit Occupy Wall Street and turn in an ethnography of what was going on down in Zuccotti Park. This did not sit right with Sara. Mingle with “criminals, drug addicts, mentally ill people, rapist, and paranoid schizophrenics”? The fuck she would, and Ackerman […]

    / Jan 6, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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    Occupy Darien Could Use A Hand Here

    The first day of the Occupy Darien demonstration got off to a slow start at a wet Tilley Park in Darien on Wednesday morning with about 10 protesters coming out for the event…Tommy Fox, a veteran of several Occupy Wall Street protests, came from New York to take part in the event. He blamed the […]

    / Dec 21, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    Did Occupy Wall Street Mess With The Wrong Writers?

    As fans of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit know, many episodes of the drama are often loosely based on crimes that have been “ripped from the headlines.” Over the summer, SVU shot its Dominique Strauss-Kahn show and last Friday, it attempted to roll the tape on an Occupy Wall Street ep. Unfortunately, a crucial […]

    / Dec 16, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    Goldman Sachs Will Recruit At Harvard When Goldman Sachs Feels Welcome

    Several weeks back, emboldened with a thesaurus and having decided they’d had enough, the Harvard Crimson staff ran an impassioned editorial urging Occupy Wall Street protestors on campus to leave Goldman Sachs, and those hoping to gain employment with the firm, alone. It’d been a “group of Occupy Harvard Protesters who attempted to disrupt a […]

    / Dec 13, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    Former Occupy Wall Street Protester Can Sleep At Night Knowing Few People Would Recognize Her New Employer As Being On Wall Street

    Other than when writing Penthouse forum entries or relaying tales of experimentation with barnyard animals, it’s not often that people tell stories which include the words “I never thought I’d be doing this.” On that note, remember John Thomas Financial? To recap, it’s a four year-old brokerage best known for being run by a guy […]

    / Dec 5, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    Adam Carolla Feels Like A Plane Is Being Flown Into His Universe

    What does Adam Carolla think of the Occupy Wall Street movement? Glad you asked. According the former Loveline co-host, who expounded on the topic on his podcast yesterday, we are dealing with “the first wave of self-entitled pricks who think the world owes them a living.” You know what it reminds him of? If you […]

    / Dec 2, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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    Mayor Bloomberg Expected More From Occupy Wall Street’s ‘Day of Protest’

    Instead he was left feeling pretty meh about the whole thing.

    / Nov 18, 2011 at 4:55 PM

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