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COMMENTARY: Where does Occupy Wall Street go from here? A proposal from Michael Moore

(Editor's note: This commentary by Academy Award-winning filmmaker and best-selling author Michael Moore appears on Michaelmoore.com.)


Reporters Committee disturbed by detention of credentialed journalists at "Occupy" protests

WASHINGTON —The singling out of credentialed journalists in an attempt to separate them from the news events unfolding at the police disbanding of the Occupy Wall Street protests is outrageous and unacceptable, according to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

“It’s extremely disturbing that credentialed reporters would be singled out in a roundup aimed at preventing them from witnessing police activity at the disbanding of the Occupy Wall Street camp,” Executive Director Lucy A. Dalglish said. “What country are we living in?

Occupy Equality aims to unite LGBT economic protesters

A lesbian activist in New York is trying to unite LGBT members of Occupy Wall Street protests across the country to highlight the economic issues gay and transgender people face for simply being who they are.

Jessica Naomi, 60, from Catskills, N.Y., started the Occupy Equality movement, an Internet gathering of LGBT activists involved in the nationwide OWS protests, a month ago and has held several working group meetings online.

“We’re trying to connect the street to the net,” Naomi said in a phone interview. “We’re using it as a way to do direct action.”

TONIGHT: Local LGBT groups to participate in Occupy San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- With the Occupy Wall Street movement taking place in New York City in its third week, many similar campaigns are popping up in cities across the nation, including tonight in San Diego.

While those involved seem to have a number of "demands" they wish to have met, the movement centers around the notion that one percent of the United States population controls most of the country's wealth.

According to Occupy Wall Street's official website, "We are the 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%."