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Guardian: Maps and Lists of Occupy Everywhere Sites

 

The below Guardian article provides a map and lists of where Occupy Everywhere protests are emerging.  They are primarily, but not exclusively in the U.S. and Europe, in countries where the economy is in significant decline and inequities are significant.  In most of these places, the youth fear that their future will be worse than their parents, due to the greed of a global elite insensitive to the destruction they have caused economically and environmentally.

 

The list includes 951 cities in 82 countries.

 

To see the story and full list, go to:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/oct/17/occupy-protests-world-list-map

 

 

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Guardian: Snapshots of the Occupy Everywhere Protesters Views

 

This Guardian photo slideshow depicts how the Occupy Everywhere movement is growing globally. The protesters talk about what is motivating them.  In generzl, they are talking about how their governments have failed to provide the fundamentals of resilience to their generation.  They intend to take these matters into their own hands. 

 

Occupy protests: Rita Maestre, Madrid

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2011/oct/23/protests-around-the-world-in-pictures

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Occupy Sydney

In Sydney, as well as Melbourne, the police have been very aggressive against the Occupy Syndney demonstrators.

Many arrests have been made.

 

http://www.theage.com.au/nsw/police-deny-excessive-force-used-in-occupy-sydney-raid-20111023-1me59.html

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Police Attack Demonstrators in Occupy Melbourne

The word from the streets of Melbourne is that the police have been very aggressive.  The violence against demonstrators is leading to investigations and legal actions against the city.  The violence by the police, instead of suppressing the crowds, has amplified the numbers of people joining the protests.

 

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/doyle-defiant-as-protesters-plan-legal-action-20111022-1mdvu.html

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ABC News: "I'm a One Percenter Who's Pre-Occupied with Wall Street"

The Occupy Everywhere movement is growing in its distaste for corporate media.  This ABC news site provides the corporate perspective on Occupy Wall Street.  It features investment portfolio company advertisements and President Obama's speech on his jobs bill.

Would it be fair to say that this site is depicting the problem or viable solutions that the 99% can embrace?  What about 50%, or 30%?

For more information of this story:

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/views-percent-occupy-wall-street-bank-america-fee/story?id=14787924

 

If 70% of Americans in the Occupy Everywhere movement are independent, will the President be able to rally them to support political solutions to unemployment and other key issues against a recalcitrant Congress?

Who are depicted as victims, villains, and heroes in this site and why?

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Here Are Occupy Wall Street's Plans For A National Convention That Could Change The Face Of America

       

(Photo - Daniel Goodman / Business Insider)

Business Insider / Linette Lopez / October 14, 2011

It's in the works. A massive Occupy Wall Street gathering with delegates from all over the country. And if these plans are carried out, Occupy Wall Street will be a major force to be reckoned with on Election Day 2012.

The date? July 4, 2012.

Put aside questions of whether or not the movement will survive that long. Imagine that they do, because they have no doubt.

If only our economy had that kind of confidence.

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Climate Change 'Grave Threat' to Security and Health

submitted by Nguyen Huu Ninh, friend of The Global Resilience System, lead author of 2007 IPCC report

by Richard Black - BBC News - October 17, 2011

                  

Food security was interwoven with the climate issue, speakers told the conference

Climate change poses "an immediate, growing and grave threat" to health and security around the world, according to an expert conference in London.

Officers in the UK military warned that the price of goods such as fuel is likely to rise as conflict provoked by climate change increases.

A statement from the meeting adds that humanitarian disasters will put more and more strain on military resources.

It asks governments to adopt ambitious targets for curbing greenhouse gases.

The annual UN climate conference opens in about six weeks' time, and the doctors, academics and military experts represented at the meeting (held in the British Medical Association's (BMA) headquarters) argue that developed and developing countries alike need to raise their game.

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Challenges Loom as World Population Hits 7 Billion

submitted by Samuel Bendett

by David Crary - Associated Press - October 17, 2011

She's a 40-year-old mother of eight, with a ninth child due soon. The family homestead in a Burundi village is too small to provide enough food, and three of the children have quit school for lack of money to pay required fees.

"I regret to have made all those children," says Godelive Ndageramiwe. "If I were to start over, I would only make two or three."

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4 Dead Dolphins Wash Up on Gulf Coast Beaches in 5 Days; Deaths Part of 'Unusual Mortality Event'

by Ben Raines - al.com - October 12, 2011

Photo - Courtesy of John C. S. Pierce

This dolphin was found on the Mobile Bay side of the Fort Morgan peninsula Saturday morning, one of four found since Friday. The death brings the total number of dead dolphins found since the BP oil spill to more than 400. Federal officials say an "Unusual Mortality Event" has been declared for the Gulf's dolphin population, which have been dying at a rate 5 to 10 times higher than average.

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Alabama -- A dolphin carcass, bloated and violet in the morning sun, was found on Fort Morgan early Saturday, bringing the number lost since the BP oil spill to more than 400. 

Three other dolphins have washed up in Alabama in the past week, including a pregnant female on Dauphin Island and a mother and calf pair on Hollingers Island in Mobile Bay.

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