Despite the best attempts by the lamestream media to keep folks around the country and the world from seeing anything about it, because the ongoing protest in New York City has now lasted nearly three-weeks and shows no sign of dispersing, the word has definitely gotten out. Commonly known as a scheme to ” OccupyWallStreet” the demonstration that started out small, with less than a dozen college students, has exponentially grown to include thousands of people from communities all across the country.
Thus far, none of the regular news media seems to have been able to grasp why the self-defined “99 percent” of Americans are flocking to Wall Street, other than to generally protest the that way our political leaders have economically and socially favored the one percent among us who are politically advantaged by the sheer fact that they’re far richer.
To get a brief overview of the protest, all anyone needs to do is check out the website OccupyWallst.org, where, on Oct. 6, 2011, someone posted the following brief overview:
“The American Dream has been stolen from the world. Workers are told that they aren’t allowed health care, shelter, food. Students are told that they aren’t allowed jobs, and that they will be in debt for the rest of their lives, unable to declare bankruptcy. The 1% has destroyed this nation and its values through their greed. The 1% has stolen this world. We will not allow this to occur.
In the short video below, (after the brief ad) Newsman Keith Olbermann reports the first nationally broadcast reading of the first collective statement of the movement.
Watch “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” live each weeknight at 8/7c on Current TV.