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  • Bloomberg is quite similiar to Crassus …

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    … says Jeff Hirshorn, native New Yorker. I talked to him at Liberty Square Saturday around noon. He’s been observing the protests from its very beginnings and has some interesting thoughts to share. He compares Mayor Bloomberg with Crassus in Rome, says that Liberty Square is just the “front stage” […]

  • First we take Manhattan …

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    … Do you remember this song by Leonard Cohen (lyrics, video). And indeed New York could have some signalling effect for the rest of the world. Yesterday the rallies swept the globe: in 951 cities and 82 countries people voiced discontent with the economy. Saturday, October 15, 2011: We started […]

  • Cleanup of Liberty Park

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    Friday morning, Oct. 13, 7 am: Over 3,000 people gathered at Liberty Plaza in the pre-dawn hours this morning to defend the peaceful Occupation near Wall Street. The crowd cheered at the news that multinational real estate firm Brookfield Properties will postpone its so-called “cleanup” of the park and that […]