Occupy World http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20150/all en North Korea loves #occupywallstreet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/north-korea-loves-occupywallstreet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> "Hard living conditions of commoners" spurring protests, says North Korean propaganda </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patrick Winn </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The irate ranks of <a href="https://occupywallst.org/">&quot;Occupy Wall Street&quot;</a> protesters have attracted a dubious fan: Kim Jong-Il.</p> <p> In North Korea, protesting against the ruling Kim dynasty -- or protesting period -- ensures a one-way ticket to one of the totalitarian state&#39;s many prison camps.</p> <p> But <a href="http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm">North Korea&#39;s propaganda service</a>, devoted to deifying the Kim clan, is practically cheering on the anti-Wall Street protests.</p> <p> The state&#39;s news bureau first described the demonstrations on Sept. 21:</p> <p> <em>&quot;The protestors bitterly accused the authorities of squandering a fabulous amount of public funds to relieve big banks in disregard of the people&#39;s life.&quot;</em></p> <p> A Sept. 25 missive exalts the protesters for defending the American &quot;commoners&quot;:</p> <p> <em>&quot;A large number of protesters, mostly young people, shouted slogans slashing the authorities&#39; erroneous policy of benefiting only big businesses despite hard living conditions of commoners, pushing economy to serious depression.&quot;</em></p> <p> The <a href="https://occupywallst.org/article/Day9/">&quot;Occupy Wall Street&quot; movement&#39;s Web site</a> describes drum-beating activists crying out, &quot;We are daring to imagine a new socio-political and economic alternative that offers greater possibility of equality.&quot;</p> <p> I suppose unity under the exalted guiding hand of Kim Jong-Il is not what they have in mind.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/north-korea-loves-occupywallstreet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Occupy World Asia-Pacific Diplomacy Politics South Korea The Rice Bowl Tue, 27 Sep 2011 07:05:00 +0000 Patrick Winn 5676235 at http://www.globalpost.com China loves #occupywallstreet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/china-loves-occupywallstreet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> "Long Live the Great Wall Street Revolution!" </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patrick Winn </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> We already know that the <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/north-korea-loves-occupywallstreet">North Korean regime is all giddy</a> over the &quot;Occupy Wall Street&quot; protests.</p> <p> Now some Chinese pundits are showing sympathy for the protesters as well.</p> <p> The state-owned China Daily&#39;s English edition carried an editorial titled <a href="http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2011-09/30/content_13823311.htm">&quot;U.S. Media Blackout of Protest is Shameful,&quot;</a> which alleges that corporate media refuses to acknowledge the scope and scale of the demonstrations.</p> <p> A New York-based China Daily editor writes: <i>&quot;</i>Why have those journalists, who made their names covering various protests around the world, suddenly become silent in reporting the mass rally? That clearly does not match their enthusiasm to cover demonstrations in recent months in places such as North Africa and the Middle East.&quot;</p> <p> &quot;I am not sure if they are all left-leaning,&quot; the China Daily piece said, &quot;but a schedule I saw did include sessions on the Communist Manifesto and Spanish Revolution.&quot;</p> <p> But this condemnation of media neglect is nothing compared to headlines appearing in Chinese-language media.</p> <p> A Beijing-based writer for The New Yorker points to articles proclaiming <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/evanosnos/2011/10/wall-street-protests-from-china.html">&quot;Long Live the Great Wall Street Revolution!&quot;</a> and another dubbing protesting American youth the &quot;occupy generation.&quot;</p> <p> A published letter of solidarity, signed by Chinese intellectuals and activists, offers&nbsp;<a href="http://chinastudygroup.net/2011/10/message-from-chinese-activists-and-academics-in-support-of-occupy-wall-street/">this warning</a>&nbsp;to the world&#39;s capitalists:</p> <p> &quot;The eruption of the &ldquo;Wall Street Revolution&rdquo; is an historical indicator that the popular democratic revolution that will soon sweep the world is set to begin.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/china-loves-occupywallstreet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Occupy World World Leaders Asia-Pacific Politics China The Rice Bowl Wed, 05 Oct 2011 09:43:00 +0000 Patrick Winn 5676881 at http://www.globalpost.com Biden explains Occupy Wall Street movement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111006/occupy-wall-street-dc-joe-biden-atlantic-aspen-institute <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111006/occupy-wall-street-dc-joe-biden-atlantic-aspen-institute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Economic Crisis Occupy World World Leaders Politics United States Thu, 06 Oct 2011 23:39:00 +0000 News Desk 5677123 at http://www.globalpost.com Michael Bloomberg: Occupy Wall Street "trying to destroy the jobs of working people" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111007/michael-bloomberg-occupy-wall-street <p> <br /> &quot;Everyone&#39;s got a thing they want to protest, some of which is not realistic,&quot; Bloomberg said in his weekly radio appearance.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111007/michael-bloomberg-occupy-wall-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Occupy World Business Politics United States Fri, 07 Oct 2011 22:38:00 +0000 News Desk 5677294 at http://www.globalpost.com Rev. Al Sharpton broadcast from Occupy Wall Street: US news reports (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111010/occupy-wall-street-manhattan-new-york-bankers-sharpton <p> The Rev. Al Sharpton will reportedly broadcast his radio show from the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111010/occupy-wall-street-manhattan-new-york-bankers-sharpton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Occupy World Business United States Mon, 10 Oct 2011 11:25:00 +0000 News Desk 5677428 at http://www.globalpost.com Occupy Wall Street: Stalwarts of Arab Spring offer advice http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111010/occupy-wall-street-arab-spring-protests <p> Whether its carrying onions dipped in vinegar or maintaining a leaderless movement, the Arab Spring organizers know how to roll. Here&#39;s what they have to say.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111010/occupy-wall-street-arab-spring-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Egypt Occupy World Syria World Leaders Americas Conflict Zones Politics Israel and Palestine Middle East United States Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:17:00 +0000 News Desk 5677488 at http://www.globalpost.com Ben & Jerry’s backs Occupy Wall Street http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111010/ben-jerry%E2%80%99s-occupy-wall-street <p> &quot;We, the Ben &amp; Jerry&rsquo;s Board of Directors, compelled by our personal convictions and our Company&rsquo;s mission and values, wish to express our deepest admiration to all of you who have initiated the non-violent Occupy Wall Street Movement and to those around the country who have joined in solidarity,&quot; the statement said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111010/ben-jerry%E2%80%99s-occupy-wall-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Occupy World Food & Drink Politics Culture & Lifestyle United States Mon, 10 Oct 2011 22:32:00 +0000 News Desk 5677502 at http://www.globalpost.com VIDEO: Occupy Boston: Police arrest 100 protesters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111011/occupy-boston-police-arrest-protesters <p> &quot;Civil disobedience will not be tolerated,&quot; Boston Mayor Thomas Menino told local media early Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111011/occupy-boston-police-arrest-protesters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Occupy World Global Economy United States Tue, 11 Oct 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Hanna Ingber 5677535 at http://www.globalpost.com Occupy Boston protesters inspired by Arab Spring (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111011/occupy-boston-protesters-arrested-inspired-arab- <p> Police arrested about 100 Occupy Boston demonstrators Tuesday, and some of the protestors are counting it as another influence from the Arab Spring.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111011/occupy-boston-protesters-arrested-inspired-arab-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Occupy World Politics Middle East United States Tue, 11 Oct 2011 15:50:00 +0000 Jordan Helton 5677545 at http://www.globalpost.com Occupy Wall Street heads Down Under http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/down-under/occupywallstreet-occupy-wall-street-australia-occupybrisbane Occupy Wall Street sympathizers in Brisbane, Australia, have a choice of two anti-corporate greed protests this weekend. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/down-under/occupywallstreet-occupy-wall-street-australia-occupybrisbane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Occupy World Asia-Pacific Down Under Tue, 11 Oct 2011 21:10:00 +0000 Freya Petersen 5677615 at http://www.globalpost.com Occupy Wall Street: John Paulson speaks out http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/macro/occupy-wall-street-john-paulson-speaks-out <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Protesters on Wall Street and around the country aren't going to like what this billionaire hedge fund manager just said. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomas Mucha </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The Occupy Wall Street movement certainly has the attention of Wall Street.&nbsp;</p> <p> Check out what billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson said today in a statement:</p> <p> &ldquo;Instead of vilifying our most successful businesses, we should be supporting them and encouraging them to remain in New York City and continue to grow,&rdquo; Paulson said in a statement, as reported by the <a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/2011/10/11/billionaire-tells-occupy-wall-street-to-get-off-his-lawn/?mod=wsj_share_twitter" target="_blank">Wall Street Journal&#39;s Deal Journal blog</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> Paulson had plenty more to say in his statement:</p> <blockquote><p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#fff;">&ldquo;The top 1% of New Yorkers pay over 40% of all income taxes, providing huge benefits to everyone in our city and state. Paulson &amp; Co. and its employees have paid hundreds of millions of dollars in New York City and New York State taxes in recent years and have created over 100 high paying jobs in New York City since its formation.</span></p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#fff;">New York currently has the highest income taxes of any state in the country and thousands of businesses have fled New York to states with no income taxes such as Florida, Texas and Nevada, or moved offshore.</span></p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#fff;">Instead of vilifying our most successful businesses, we should be supporting them and encouraging them to remain in New York City and continue to grow.&rdquo;</span></p> </blockquote> <p> That statement &mdash; which pretty sums up the general mood on Wall Street and the attitudes of many other financial industry workers &mdash; comes on a day when protesters marched on a&nbsp;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2011/10/11/occupy-wall-street-protesters-millionaires-march-on-rupert-murdoch-david-koch-homes/" target="_blank">tour of &quot;rich guy&#39;s houses&quot;</a> in New York City&#39;s Upper East Side.</p> <p> Meanwhile, the protests continue.</p> <p> They&#39;re also beginning to take on a global flavor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/macro/occupy-wall-street-john-paulson-speaks-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Occupy World Business Macro Tue, 11 Oct 2011 22:14:00 +0000 Thomas Mucha 5677625 at http://www.globalpost.com Ayatollah Khamenei on Occupy Wall Street: "It will bring down the capitalist system and the West" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111012/ayatollah-ali-khamenei-occupy-wall-street-iran <p> Khamenei made the comments at a rally in the city of Kermanshah, and his speech was broadcast live on state TV.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111012/ayatollah-ali-khamenei-occupy-wall-street-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Occupy World World Leaders Politics Middle East United States Wed, 12 Oct 2011 21:01:00 +0000 Eric Lach 5677736 at http://www.globalpost.com Occupy Wall Street style protests growing in Europe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/occupy-wall-street-style-protests-growing-europe-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The indignados of Spain inspired the Occupy Wall Street folks and now the protests have hit Rome. Next stop? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Like the return of some oscillating wave, the idea of street protests has come back to the Mediterranean.</p> <p> The wave began early in the year on the southern shore of what the Romans called &quot;our sea,&quot; as Arabs took to the streets ... and eventually to the battlefield to challenge and overthrow the political establishment.</p> <p> It stopped to pick up momentum in Spain with the indignados occupying the center of Madrid</p> <p> It reached the shores of North America last month in the form of the Occupy Wall Street encampment.</p> <p> Now it has returned to the Med.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/occupy-wall-street-style-protests-growing-europe-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring indignados Italy Mario Draghi Occupy World Spain Europe Italy Spain United Kingdom Europa GlobalPost Blogs Thu, 13 Oct 2011 09:34:00 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5677768 at http://www.globalpost.com Photos: #OccupyWallstreet Spreads Throughout America http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5677876 <p> The #occupy movement is no longer limited to NYC. It now reaches across the US.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5677876" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Occupy World Debt Crisis Elections Global Economy United States Fri, 14 Oct 2011 10:15:00 +0000 News Desk 5677876 at http://www.globalpost.com Al Gore backs Occupy Wall Street http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111013/al-gore-occupy-wall-street <p> &quot;From the economy to the climate crisis our leaders have pursued solutions that are not solving our problems, instead they propose policies that accomplish little,&quot; Gore wrote.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111013/al-gore-occupy-wall-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Occupy World World Leaders Business Debt Crisis Politics Culture & Lifestyle Global Economy United States Thu, 13 Oct 2011 22:02:00 +0000 Eric Lach 5677897 at http://www.globalpost.com