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On the March, Wednesday the 5th of October

We are gathering at Broadway and Worth. These are the marchers streaming in.

The march is massive. Going on right now.

At the largest march to date.

Unions, students, and protesters all over the country have joined marchers. Many marchers will join this one from various points in the city until all of them come together at on point, Foley Square, otherwise known as City Hall.

Opinion/Editorial: My Thoughts on the Deegan Interview

Opinion/Editorial: Opinion/Editorial: My Thoughts on the Deegan Interview by Joseph Wade As veteran of two armed services—both the Army and the Navy—I have attended basic training two times. I’ve also attended numerous training institutions within the military that are geared to break down the psyche as Richard Deegan stated during my interview with him. At least … Continue reading

The Protester’s Voice: Anarchist Among the Movement

The Protester’s Voice: Anarchist Among the Movement By Joseph Wade Richard Deegan, a 48 year old anarchist, is at the protest to end police brutality, support eating organic food and offer political education on the situation of Troy Davis. Deegan also wants to teach people about movements, how to organize without a leader and “how … Continue reading

The Movement Grows Blended

The Movement Grows Blended by Joseph Wade An NYPD crowd-control tower, an accordion performance, more committees and many more people: by the end of Wednesday night—Occupy the Wall (OW) movement had strengthened—as it has every day. The random, spritzing rain proved impotent in the face of the excited protesters. Among the flurry of chatter were … Continue reading

The Protester’s Voice: As a Reason for his Protest Paolo, 23, Unknowingly Echoes Newly Formed Sentiments of the Federal Reserve

Protester’s Voice: As a Reason for his Protest Paolo, 23, Unknowingly Echoes Newly Formed Sentiments of the Federal Reserve By Joseph Wade Daniel de Paola, a 23 year old undergrad from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts— has been at the Occupy the Wall (OW) movement since Sunday the 18th of September. … Continue reading

Late Night Life

Late Night Life By Joseph Wade At 2:00am, the Occupy the Wall (OW) encampment was silent with most of the die-hard protesters asleep in the park. A fine mist sprayed sporadically, pushed by random gusts of wind, but a few people were toiling into the night. Protesters on the kitchen crew were putting away food, … Continue reading

Protester’s Voice: Candid NYPD Interview

The Protester’s Voice: Candid NYPD Interview by Joseph Wade Walking toward the protest from the Subway, I passed several police officers standing at barricades around Wall Street. I stopped to ask one of them if they knew a good place to interview some people who worked on Wall Street. The impromptu interview I got was … Continue reading

The Protester’s Voice: Smith-A Medic Team Member

Protestor’s Voice: Smith—A Medic Team Member by Joseph Wade Occupy the Wall (OW) in New York City has a medic team consisting of 20 medics—many of them first responder qualified—that are here for people at the OW protest. Treating people for simple cases of dehydration to bruising and lacerations, the medics are busy around the … Continue reading

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