Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Occupy Wall Street -- Commercializing the Revolution

Occupy Wall Street -- Commercializing the Revolution



5 weeks into the Occupy Wall Street camp-out. As RT's Anastasia Churkina finds out, businesses in the area and around the U.S. have been catching up with the movement's popularity and making an extra buck.


Pepe Escobar: NATO wanted Gaddafi dead all along

Pepe Escobar: NATO wanted Gaddafi dead all along



Gaddafi at one point was a hero to the Western world, but for the last year Gaddafi was looked at as a villain. There are many reports explaining the reasons why the change of heart from the Western powers. Pepe Escobar, correspondent for the Asia Times, helps us understand what happened and what lies ahead for Libya.


Are Regulations and the Fed keeping the US Economy down? Part 1

Are Regulations and the Fed keeping the US Economy down? Part 1


The US Federal Reserve reportedly has more leeway to act to stimulate the economy with consumer inflation falling but is Operation Twist already failing miserably? The SEC may appear to be going after Wall Street but is a $285 million settlement with Citigroup chump change compared to their $3.8 billion in quarterly earnings? Edward Harrison founder and lead contributor of Credit Writedowns tackles the bigger question: Is government helping US economic woes or making them worse?

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Occupy Wall Street -- War on the wealthy

Occupy Wall Street -- War on the wealthy


The Occupy Wall Street movement continues to wage war on the 1 percent of Americans. Armed with signs and catchy slogans, thousands of occupiers nationwide are calling for changes to the system that have increased the income gap in America. Richard Eskow, senior fellow at The Campaign for America's Future, shares his thoughts.

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Gaddafi friend turned foe

Gaddafi friend turned foe


The death of Mohmar Gaddafi marks a victory for the West. But the dictator was once a dear friend to the United States and other Western powers. Leaders from former Secretary of State Condeleezza Rice, to Silvio Burlesconi, to British Prime ministers have gotten cozy with him. Today they celebrate death of a dictator, of a friend turned enemy.


Cenk Uygur to OWS: 'Occupy the states!'

Cenk Uygur to OWS: 'Occupy the states!'



After nearly a two month manhunt, former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was found and killed. Revolutionary forces flooded his hometown, Sirte, and according to some reports, the US fired a drone missile at his convoy causing his death. Michel Chossudovsky, director for the Centre for Research on Globalization, tells us more about today's events.


Cenk Uygur to OWS: 'Occupy the states!'

Cenk Uygur to OWS: 'Occupy the states!'

Wednesday night Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks attended the Occupy Wall Street protest at Zuccotti Park to support the movement and introduce his new website wolf-pac.org, aimed to organize people all over the US to fight corporate personhood.




Are we headed for another Lehman moment in Europe?

Are we headed for another Lehman moment in Europe?



With the Eurozone crisis heating up, protests getting violent in Greece and rating agencies renewing their downgrades of PIIGS nations, what does all of this mean for some of Europe's biggest banks that are most exposed to these countries? Are we headed towards another banking crisis, this time in Europe? Where will it start, and can contagion reach the US? You are going to be shocked to find out what entrepreneurial investor and independent analyst Reggie Middleton says US taxpayers could be on the line for.


One-percenter supports 99% in Occupy Wall Street protests, calls for ending the Fed

This is the debut episode for "Capital Account," with Lauren Lyster. Watch the full Capital Account with Lauren Lyster here http://www.youtube.com/capitalaccount

Occupy Wall Street protests have now moved into their second month spreading across not just the United States but the world and looking more like Occupy Everywhere. Washington and Wall Street may criticize the movement but when you look at the economic facts -- they back up protesters' grievances. And one-percenters like Michael Pento, President of Pento Portfolio Strategies, see that very clearly. The unlikely sympathizer believes the root of the problem is the Federal Reserve -- calls to end the Fed and bring back manufacturing. He also reveals his favorite protest slogan.

Protester confronts Dylan Ratigan at Occupy Wall Street

Protester confronts Dylan Ratigan at Occupy Wall Street



Dylan Ratigan, host of the MSNBC program The Dylan Ratigan Show, made an appearance in Lower Manhattan on Wednesday amid the growing Occupy Wall Street protests. One demonstrator, however, verbally unleashed on the pundit, calling him out for making far too much money off of Wall Street himself to show his support. Former MSNBC co-hort Cenk Uygur looks on as a protester explains in the aftermath why he is anti-Ratigan.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Occupy Wall Street -- The news network

Occupy Wall Street -- The news network



The Epicenter of the Occupy movement, Zuccotti Park, continues to grow even a month after its birth. Occupy Wall Street has been broadcasted via the internet on GlobalRevolution.TV. This is in reaction to the lack of news coverage on TV. Many other demonstrations are joining in on the online broadcast. Could this replace the mainstream media?


Should the mainstream media fear Occupy Wall Street?

Should the mainstream media fear Occupy Wall Street?


The mainstream media as a whole has ignored the Occupy movement. Now the protesters have taken matters into their own hands and started broadcasting the movement online. Are the news networks afraid? Are their jobs in jeopardy? Adam Klugman, host of Mad as Hell in America, tells us what's going on.

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Occupy Wall Street vs The Tea Party - what's the difference?

Occupy Wall Street vs The Tea Party - what's the difference?



As the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to grow and spread around the world, people on both sides of the political spectrum are starting to notice certain similarities between the ultra conservative tea party and the liberal Occupy Wall Street crowd. So can Americans tell the difference? RT producer Adriana Usero hits the streets to find out.


Gerald Celente: Wall St is Washington and Washington is Wall St

Gerald Celente: Wall St is Washington and Washington is Wall St


Occupy Wall Street continues to spread across the global. The movement which started in Lower Manhattan began to voice its disdain for the economic structure a little over a month ago. The message is to end corporations' grip on governments worldwide. Gerald Celente, publisher for The Trends Journal, tells us who the source of the people's frustration is and who's to blame.

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Chilean protests turn violent

Chilean protests turn violent


In the Chilean capital of Santiago protests have ignited. The demonstrations have turned violent and the people of Chile are calling for education reform and for the government to step in and put money into the educational system. Brittany Peterson, freelance multimedia journalist, gives us the latest from Chile.

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Occupy Wall Street - capitalism to blame?

Occupy Wall Street - capitalism to blame?


Occupy Wall Street continues to voice its disdain for the economic system. The movement's voice has gone global and people all over are tired of corporations influencing government actions worldwide. So who's to blame - Wall Street or Washington? Heather Cirmo, a conservative political commentator and strategist, and Michael Prysner, an Iraq War veteran, help us answer that question.

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First video of Athens night clashes as Greece fights austerity

First video of Athens night clashes as Greece fights austerity



Firefighters were called in late on Wednesday to extinguish piles of rubbish set ablaze by protesters in Athens after riots broke out during a demonstration by about 100-thousand people on the first of a two-day general strike. Violence spread across the centre of the city earlier in the day, following the massive anti-government rally against painful new austerity measures. Authorities said about 3,000 police were deployed on the capital's streets.


Naomi Wolf arrested at Occupy Wall Street

Naomi Wolf arrested at Occupy Wall Street


Author and activist Naomi Wolf has been added to the list now hundreds of names long of protesters arrested during the ongoing Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. A group of around 50 participants in the movement, including Wolf, had been in attendance outside of a gala that was honoring New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at New York's Skylight Studios. While Gov. Cuomo was being lauded as "Game Changer of the Year" at the awards ceremony, Occupy Wall Street protesters were expressing their detest over the politician's opposition to extending a tax on millionaires and his support of hydraulic fracking.
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Occupy San Diego protesters maced by police

Occupy San Diego protesters maced by police


The incident occurred on Friday, October 14 when Occupy San Diego protesters formed a human chain to protect their site from the police in the San Diego Civic Center. In this effort to remove the camp, the police maced several protesters, threw at least two of them on the ground, twisted one protester's arm, and another protester, who was badly maced, was taken to the hospital. As of now, the protesters are still occupying the plaza.

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Actor Billy Baldwin supports Occupy Wall Street

Actor Billy Baldwin supports Occupy Wall Street



Actor Billy Baldwin dropped by the Occupy Wall Street protests to show his support on Monday. Baldwin tells RT that he would be spending the next couple of days at the protest to support the occupiers' right to assemble. Baldwin shares his thoughts on the movement.


The Capital Account with Lauren Lyster

The Capital Account with Lauren Lyster


Please join Lauren Lyster on her new show Capital Account. The show premieres Wednesday October 19th! Only on RT.

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Cenk Uygur at OWS: 'Obama is the establishment'

Cenk Uygur at OWS: 'Obama is the establishment'


The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur stopped in Lower Manhattan on Monday to report from the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests on what was officially it's one-month anniversary. Uygur tells RT that even though the mainstream media and most of America have acknowledged the demonstrations, President Barack Obama has yet to. With protesters angry at how the establishment is treating 99 percent of America, Uygur says it is no surprise that Obama isn't representing the bulk of the country. After all, he says, Obama is the establishment.

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NYPD probed over assault on OWS protesters

NYPD probed over assault on OWS protesters


New York police officers may be given a sharp rap over the knuckles for allegedly heavy-handed tactics against 'Occupy Wall Street' protesters. And it's this video, taped last Friday, that gave ground for one of the inquiries. The officer, thought to be a deputy inspector, was filmed grabbing an activist from behind, punching him in the face, and knocking him to the ground. An independent agency that deals with complaints against New York's police says it's also looking into an officer using pepper spray on peaceful female protesters. The campaign against big business and banking in the U.S. has entered its fifth week. And as RT's Lucy Kafanov reports, the movement is becoming more and more popular.

What do Americans know about Uganda?

What do Americans know about Uganda?


As the US prepares to send advisory troops into Uganda in order to assist securing the country, RT producer Adriana Usero went out on the streets of Washington DC in order to ask Americans a simple question -- what's so important about Uganda?


Occupy Wall Street vs. Tahrir Square

Occupy Wall Street vs. Tahrir Square


Before there was Occupy Wall Street there was Tahrir Square. Many worldwide believe Tahrir Square played a major role in influencing the Occupy Wall Street movement. We speak to Christina Gonzalez, an Occupy Wall Street protester, who was at both demonstrations. We compare the Egyptian demonstration to the current American movement.

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Why is Obama ignoring Occupy Wall Street?

Why is Obama ignoring Occupy Wall Street?


Occupy Wall Street is one month old. The protests displayed their enormity this past weekend when Occupy movements went worldwide and also stopped up Times Square. Katie Davison, a member of the Occupy Wall Street Media Center, gives us her thoughts if Obama matters to the movement or its demonstrators.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Occupy Wall Street: What's the latest?

Occupy Wall Street: What's the latest?


There is a lot going on with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Our very own Lucy Kafanov is in the epicenter of the movement with the very latest and hottest news.

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Washington calls Pakistan a safe haven for terrorists

Washington calls Pakistan a safe haven for terrorists



Washington has recently accused Pakistan for being a safe haven for terrorists. Leon Panetta has been speaking out against Pakistan, where he says members of the Haqqani Network attack US forces in Afghanistan then flee back. Some fear this blame game will turn to full blown aggression.


Katie Davison on Occupying Wall Street

Katie Davison on Occupying Wall Street



Occupy Wall Street is not just a crowd, but individuals who want real change in the US. Katie Davison is just one of the many faces taking part in the revolution. Davison left her native Texas to come work the media center in the Lower Manhattan hub at Occupy Wall Street, and RT's Anastasia Churkina takes a look at her role.


Boston cops cuff Occupy protesters

Boston cops cuff Occupy protesters


movement has surfaced. In the video, Boston police are struggling with demonstrators as they are being arrested. Over 100 people were taken in including some members of Veterans for Peace. According to some protesters, the cops destroyed their tents and just started handcuffing people. Jason Pramas, editor and publisher of Open Media Boston, speaks out about the confrontation.

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Occupy Wall Street bashes Fox News

Occupy Wall Street bashes Fox News


Street movement. Over the weekend, Geraldo Rivera got chased out of Zuccotti Park and a recent protester during an interview criticized Fox harshly on the lack of coverage, calling the media outlet a propaganda machine. Jesse LaGreca, an Occupy Wall Street protester, explains why he let Fox News have it.
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Immortal Technique at Occupy Wall Street: "We are here to stay"

Immortal Technique at Occupy Wall Street: "We are here to stay"



Immortal Technique, hip-hop artist and political activist, came to support the Occupy Wall Street movement. RT's Marina Portnaya caught up with Immortal Technique to talk about the message behind the movement, the police brutality and media backlash it has caused, US politics, democracy, his new project "Martyr" and his upcoming tour.


Occupy Wall Street becoming Occupy Everywhere?

Occupy Wall Street becoming Occupy Everywhere?


Street. Even though it has mostly been criticism of the protesters, its seems Paul McCartney demanded more coverage. Why is the mainstream media ignoring the growing movement? Kristine Frazao covers the coverage.

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Immortal Technique at Occupy Wall Street: Tea Party is anti-GOP

Immortal Technique at Occupy Wall Street: Tea Party is anti-GOP



Immortal Technique has hit the streets with the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators to speak out against corporations. Lately there have been many comparisons between the Occupy Wall Street movement and the Tea Party movement. Immortal Technique, hip hop artist and political activist, speaks out about the differences.


Occupy Wall Street: Over 100 arrested in Boston

Occupy Wall Street: Over 100 arrested in Boston



Over night in Boston police cracked down on the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators and arrested over 100 people. According to some protesters the cops destroyed their tents and just started handcuffing people. Rob Kall, publisher at OpedNews.com, discusses the police's actions.

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Police arrest Veterans for Peace at Occupy Boston protest

Police arrest Veterans for Peace at Occupy Boston protest


Early Tuesday morning, over 50 people are reported to be arrested at the Occupy Boston protest, one of the latest extensions of the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests sweeping the nation.


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