Brian Stelter's piece on the media coverage of Occupy Wall Street is a pretty solid read, with some good numbers.
21.11.11
So, when you connect the dots, properly understood, what happened this week is the first battle in a civil war; a civil war in which, for now, only one side is choosing violence. It is a battle in which members of Congress, with the collusion of the American president, sent violent, organized suppression against the people they are supposed to represent. Occupy has touched the third rail: personal congressional profits streams. Even though they are, as yet, unaware of what the implications of their movement are, those threatened by the stirrings of their dreams of reform are not. Sadly, Americans this week have come one step closer to being true brothers and sisters of the protesters in Tahrir Square. Like them, our own national leaders, who likely see their own personal wealth under threat from transparency and reform, are now making war upon us.

Naomi Wolf (via azspot)

Definitely read all of Naomi Wolf’s piece about WHY local police departments and the US Department of Homeland Security have coordinated responses to the Occupy Movement across the US.

So peaceful, non-violent protesters deserve scrutiny and attention from the US Department of Homeland Security? Exactly how is the Occupy Movement on par with terrorist threats?

Or maybe, just maybe, the Occupy Movement is a real threat to the US financial & government power structure.   

From the UK Guardian.

(via underpaidgenius)

27.11.11
This graphic visually demonstrates Naomi Wolf’s point of why the Occupy Wall Street Movement has made no friends in the US Congress by touching the third rail: personal congressional profit streams.  

This graphic visually demonstrates Naomi Wolf’s point of why the Occupy Wall Street Movement has made no friends in the US Congress by touching the third rail: personal congressional profit streams.  

(Source: timnolan)

27.11.11