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Social Issues
What’s New with the Occupy Wall Street Protests
October 1, 2011
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So many updates on Occupy Wall Street we barely know where to begin. Here's a link roundup of a few of the latest stories about the two-week-old protests.

No Radiohead

Yesterday in the early afternoon, organizers posted an announcement on their coordinating website that one of the biggest rock bands on the planet, Radiohead, were going to play a surprise 4pm show for the Occupy Wall Street protestors. Twitter freaked out. Protestors felt validated. It was a hoax.

Addition of Labour

The protests got an official boost this week when several organized labour groups pledged their support. The New York Transit Workers Union, the United Federation of Teachers, Workers United and Service Employees International all joined the chorus of angry voices.

The Occupy Wall Street Journal

Protestors were complaining that the movement wasn't being covered properly by traditional news outlets; now they don't have to worry, because they're getting their own newspaper. The first issue of the four-page broadsheet - cheekily titled The Occupy Wall Street Journal - is coming soon, thanks to the generous donations promised on the project's Kickstarter page.

Take a Lesson From SlutWalk

Occupy Wall Street is getting flack from some other activists for not having a unifying message; Good associate editor Nona Willis Aronowitz explains in an essay why the Toronto-born SlutWalk protest worked so well, and what Occupy Wall Street could learn from them.

Not Everybody's A Fan

The New York Daily News published a story the other day calling the protesters "precious insufferables"


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