Friday, November 25, 2011

'Occupy DC' Shows No Signs of Letting Up

AIR DATE: Nov. 24, 2011 After Infusion of New Energy, 'Occupy DC' Shows No Signs of Letting Up
SUMMARY Hari Sreenivasan reports on the 'Occupy' movement in Washington, D.C., where demonstrators have settled in after getting a shot in the arm from some energetic protesters who traveled down from New York City. Transcript

Zuccotti Park Thanksgiving 2011
Occupy Wall Street protestors host Thanksgiving dinner in Zuccotti park, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, in New York. Protestors used the holiday to give thanks alongside strangers at outdoor Occupy encampments nationwide, serving turkey or donating their time in solidarity with the anti-Wall Street movement.

Occupy movement does Thanksgiving nationwide
November 24, 2011 - Most Americans spent Thanksgiving snug inside homes with families and football. Others used the national holiday to give thanks alongside strangers at outdoor Occupy encampments, serving turkey or donating their time in solidarity with the anti-Wall Street movement that has gripped a nation consumed by economic despair.

In San Francisco, 400 occupiers at a plaza in the financial district were served traditional Thanksgiving fixings sent by the renowned Glide Memorial Church to volunteers and supporters of the movement fighting social and economic inequality.

"We are thankful that we are, first and foremost, in a country where we can protest," said the Rev. Cecil Williams, the founder of Glide and a fixture in the city's activist community. "And we are thankful that we believe that there are things that could be worked out and that we have a sense of hope. But we know that hope only comes when you make a stand."

Across the bay in Oakland, where protesters and police previously clashed when an Occupy encampment was broken up, occupiers enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast outside City Hall with music and activist speakers, including Clyde Bellecourt, co-founder of the Minnesota-based American Indian Movement. read more>>>

And as to those who were a huge part of the financial collapse, along with the collapse of responsibility on all fronts, the once 'the buck stops at the top' is no longer any part of corporate, and many other area's, responsible human behavior nor their concern. The more those at the top receive for just being there, and touted as the best there is, the less they need to do to actually earn that booty. Something happens just say they didn't know what was going on or lay blame down the rungs of that corporate/political ladder that they were told it was all legit. Those pointed too then lay blame down the rungs just below them and that continues on down, with no shame.

AIR DATE: Nov. 24, 2011 In Aftermath of Financial Crisis, Who's Being Held Responsible?
SUMMARY As anger over the financial crisis lingers, questions remain as to who has been held accountable for their role in creating the conditions that led to the meltdown ... and who has not. Ray Suarez reports. Transcript

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