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Protesters target bank, City Hall in Houston this morning

Houston Chronicle
Oct. 6, 2011

About 200 protesters, an outgrowth of the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York, have gathered in downtown Houston this morning to denounce what they describe as social and economic inequality and corporate greed.

The Occupy Houston protesters assembled at 8:30 a.m. at Market Square Park, 301 Milam.

Accompanied by a 10-piece marching band, the placard-carrying protesters headed to JP Morgan Chase Tower at 600 Travis to continue the protest before moving on to City Hall.

“One in seven children in America are dying of starvation,” said Maeven Eller, 50, a Houston business owner who took part in the march. “The state of Texas is writing Thomas Jefferson out of our school books.

“I want what our forefathers gave to us to carry on to our children — the freedom of our nation.”

Simultaneous protests are expected to take place in Austin, Dallas, Portland, Ore., Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C.

Houston police plan to monitor the demonstration, an HPD spokesman said.

“We don’t discuss plans that we have,” spokesman Victor Senties said. “We’re going to treat this like any other protest or demonstration. We’ll have officers on hand and monitoring” the demonstration.

Full Article Here – http://blog.chron.com/newswatch/2011/10/protesters-target-bank-city-hall-in-houston-this-morning/#1285-7

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LA protesters get official support from city

San Fransisco Chronicle
Oct. 5, 2011

The five-day old campout demonstration outside Los Angeles City Hall to protest Wall Street greed is getting official thumbs up from the city.

City News Service says the office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa distributed 100 rain ponchos to the demonstrators on Wednesday while seven of the 15 councilmembers voted in favor of a resolution in support of the Occupy LA protest.

The resolution, which is slated for a final vote next week, called the protest “a peaceful and vibrant exercise in First Amendment rights.”

As part of the resolution, the council will vote later this month on a measure that would require the city to divest from financial institutions that have not cooperated with measures to prevent foreclosures.


US labor unions join anti-Wall St protest in march

Oct. 5, 2011

AFP – Thousands of anti-corporate demonstrators and union members poured through New York’s financial district Wednesday to protest inequality in the US economy.

The ranks of the more than two weeks-long sit-in protest in New York swelled hugely ahead of the start of the march as US labor unions lent their powerful voice to the movement, watched by large numbers of police.

Crowds banging drums and carrying signs like “Save our Republic” and “Equality, democracy, revolution,” crammed into the narrow, teeming streets near Wall Street, symbolic headquarters of the US corporate world.

Chanting “this is what democracy looks like” and “we are 99 percent,” the loosely woven coalition of protesters was now backed by major unions including the AFL-CIO, United Auto Workers and Transit Workers Union.

The sheer numbers meant that protestors, who have marched daily into Wall Street and other nearby symbols of corporate power, were likely to flood the busy, narrow streets.

“More numbers, more power, more publicity,” said Kelly Wells, 26, who said she came all the way from Oregon to join the peaceful street rebellion.

Protestors have a huge list of grievances, ranging from the mountain of US student debt to shrinking retirement benefits for the elderly, as the United States struggles to regain its once powerful economic stride.

“The way our society is now headed it does not work for 99 percent of people,” said Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers, who expressed support and pride for the mostly-young demonstrators.

“They’ve been able to create a national conversation that we think should have been going on for years,” said Mulgrew, whose union is one of several which have signed on to the demonstrations, now in their third week.

The protestors’ main anger is directed at corporate influence in politics and the government bailout in 2008 and it comes against a backdrop of dismay at the lack of leadership from either President Barack Obama’s Democrats or the opposition Republicans a year from a presidential election.

“I think everyone out here feels robbed. They are struggling to make a living, to keep a roof over their heads, they’re struggling to pay student loans,” Lindsey Personette, a 29-year-old dancer, said.

“This is a revolution. This is not going to go away. It’s only going to get bigger.”

Full Article Here – http://www.france24.com/en/20111005-us-labor-unions-join-anti-wall-st-protest-march