Ok, so I have been hanging out on Broadway and Liberty St. at Zucotti Park on Wall St, where a few hundred activists & pissed off citizens have been protesting since the 11th of September. There was a protest march of approximately 2000 people which turned into a planned long haul sleep in. The hard core and committed are camped out with sleeping bags and make-shift food centers and they have supplies coming in from all over the country. Day protestors are coming in each day just to show their love and make sure the others are not all dead or in jail since they are not moving. This is a protest against corporatism ie: wall st. & bank bailouts, a failed political system where both dems and repubs alike pander to corporate interests at the expense of the american people, the privatization of everything like the present attempt to privatize postal services. The privatization of everything means the commodification of everything. The organization is similar to that of the WTO protests that took place in Seattle in '99. There is no 'head' nor even a 'head' organization, this is a conglomeration of the Green people, the anti-war people, the fiscal responsibility people, fair trade, anti-nafta, GMO, the We Hate The Police State people, against the occupation of iraq, afghanistan and Gaza people, I really hate foreclosures folk, and gimme back my job guys. Anyone who is against corporations running governmental protection agencies, buying politicians, emptying the treasury and selling out democracy for the illusion of democratic process. There have been some interesting moments here like when a high ranking police officer named Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna pepper sprayed some female activists who were peacefully protesting and attacked indy media journalists. You can find the footage of that on youtube I'm sure or occupywallst.org. And of course there have been arrests. Still those who are there are not moving. The mainstream media ran an article claiming that the protestors edited the footage to 'make the police officers look bad', this is untrue. If you look at the footage you will understand why. We have had celebrities such as Cornel West who showed up in solidarity last night to give some words of inspiration, Susan Sarandon, Michael Moore (of coursePlease Register or Log in to view the hidden image!), Amy Goodman and Chris Hedges have all made an appearance. It has become apparent to me that the will is there and no one is going to leave, its being live streamed 24/7, there is now solidarity being shown from groups in Europe, Canada and south America, and there are other locations where this is taking place. If you haven't heard about this never fear its just your mainstream media black out, if they focus on the happening its dismissed as misguided young people who don't know what they are doing (disorganized, without intent etc) or they claim we're all just a bunch of radical anarchists and communists misfits. This is the same tactic the mainstream press used when describing the protestors in Greece, they were described as 'wayward unions' or 'anarchists' when they were everyday people like the cute grannies wearing straw hats with paper flowers I see hanging around here among the protestors. This event is not isolated to NYC, there is an Occupy Chicago at the Sears Tower which has had much more difficulty keeping their sleep-in together (you know how those chicago cops are! Worse than our donut eating, shooters of pedestrians-minding-their-own-businessPlease Register or Log in to view the hidden image!) Varda, if you live in Chicago, get off your tukus and find a grass-roots org (they're all involved) and find out how you can join or support. There is also an Occupy Boston, one being organized in Dallas and other places around the nation. If you want to find out the other locations where this is taking place go to The Indypendent.org or Occupywallst.org You can send supplies (NO MONEY) like medical supplies etc to: The UPS Store Re: Occupy Wall Street 118A Fulton St. #205 New York, NY 10038 If you want to create the same action in your community then contact your local indypendent.org media, organize from your local university or grass roots organization. If you don't belong to a grass roots organization join one. THEY ARE NOT MOVING! THEY'RE PREPARING FOR WINTER! Methinks they are anticipating a US Spring. For those of you who have no clue go and visit the website occupywallst.org because this is what democracy looks like.