I spent my morning at Freedom Plaza in Washington DC for the beginning of the October 2011 rally. While the event was heavily focused on ending the highly unpopular and expensive wars, it is also about economic justice and stopping the corporate control of government that is destroying the country for the other 99 percent. This was a protest not just against the Republican policies that started under George W Bush, but also the policies that Barack Obama chooses to continue and expand on a daily basis.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday October 6, 2011 10:20 am|
I’m at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC with Jon Walker and Kevin Gozstola, where we’ll be livestreaming the occupation. Chip in $10 to our OccupyWallStreet coverage fund and help us do what the mainstream media won’t do.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday September 29, 2011 9:29 am|
The media cheered the astro-turf Tea Party protests as genuine populist expressions of justifiable outrage, whereas Kevin Gosztola has been almost alone in giving fair coverage to the Wall Street protesters.
If you value the work he has been doing, please consider donating to help us not only continue to pay his salary, but to bring him to Washington DC to join the Occupy Wall Street and October2011.org protesters in Freedom Plaza on October 6.