Photos tell stories that would take paragraphs otherwise. The Occupy Wall Street movement has been spreading across the globe, and The Atlantic does a terrific job of aggregating photographs. Most of the countries were ripe for protesting (Italy) or had been already (Greece and Spain). That...
Occupy Wall Street's Most Unlikely Ally: The Pope
Pope Benedict XVI is paraphrased in this article. He has come out for the redistribution of wealth and economic regulation. This isn't that much of a leap for the Catholic church. Famed Italian socialist Ignazio Silone, writer of "Bread And Wine", mixed the sentiments of socialism and...
Occupy Italy: Police raid homes after riots
"Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York," may unfortunately become a tagline. The protests on American soil have been peaceful, at least on the side of the protesters, as of this being written. However, it reflects very badly on the US if we're seen as "inspiring" or inciting...
Interview with German Opposition Leader: 'Commercial Banking Should Be Split From Investment Banking
Sigmar Gabriel is the leader of the main opposition party in Germany (the Social Democrats). He actually cites the Occupy Wall Street protests as an example to change policy in Germany. The protesters wanted to change the USA's relationship with major banks. That other major countries, such...
Occupy Wall Street-style protest in Indonesia leads to closure of world's largest gold mine
The first labor strike "inspired by" or "in style of" Occupy Wall Street is, again, not on US soil. Resentment has grown in the American-owned Indonesian gold mine over the years; whether or not the protests are actually tied to the resentment of financial institutions in the US remains to be...
Occupy Everywhere: Pictures of the Global Movement
On the actual Guardian page, it's interesting that they're choosing the Guy Fawkes mask image to denote where protests are occurring. Ever since the comic book-movie adaptation "V for Vendetta," the mask, and figure, have been transformed centuries after the act. From Greek protests to the...
Occupy Windsor: 'There is too much disparity between the rich and the poor.'
It isn't just the young protesting. This profile is about a 53-year-old Canadian man. There are quite a few stories out there like this; articles meant to distinguish the protesters from the jobless, college-age youth.
Occupy Wall Street returns to Canada
The problem with the Occupy Wall Street movement is that any allies it makes may also work against it. The article mentions "Adbusters", an "Anti-Capitalist" bi-monthly magazine in Canada, as being the newest proponent of the movement. It is effectively a global movement at the moment which,...
Protesters set up camp in Birmingham Square
Whether or not the politicians in the UK will actually respond to the protests is another matter. London had some of the largest protests against the Afghanistan and Iraq wars in 2003; policy remained unchanged in the meantime.
Live Blog: Occupy Sydney and Melbourne
Protesters in Australia have met some of the strongest resistance. Even more conservative, Murdoch-owned papers have written against the police brutality. The America-born movement, again, is causing sparks elsewhere other than it's own soil.
It's interesting to note that only a small part of the video shows an Israeli flag being burned. An attempt to paint the movement, worldwide, as anti-Semitic could be the reasoning behind it. The immediate part of it could be painting Iran's people as anti-Israel as a slow, acceptable pretext...
NKorea: Protests show capitalism is doomed
Coming from North Korea, any condemnation comes across as a joke. What has been happening is a far cry from Adam Smith's proposed system of capitalism. On the other hand, the U.S.S.R., the People's Republic of China, and North Korea are all a far cry from Karl Marx's original communism; the...