Thursday, September 19, 2013


Multiple actions were planned for s17, or the second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.

The Gothamist has a photo stream here, including pictures of a demonstration for a Robin Hood Tax with about 1,000 protesters in attendance. You may remember Robin and his merry men from Sherwood here in 2011 and mentioned here in Chicago in 2012.  More than 200 organizations were represented in that rally, calling on President Obama and Congress to support the Inclusive Prosperity Act, H.R. 1579, sponsored by Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.)  The AFL-CIO reports that the bill would "add a tax of a fraction of a percent on transactions done by Wall Street firms and stock traders. Along with raising significant revenue to fund vital domestic needs, a financial transaction tax would also reduce harmful financial market speculation, discourage high-volume, high-speed trading and slow down the proliferation of ever more complex derivatives."  

Footage of yet more protesting here:


Some news coverage at Liberty Square:


Looking back and forward with Democracy Now!, 


Several arrests including  New York State Senator Brad Hoylman, while expressing support for the Robin Hood tax,


as well as this lawyer while simply standing on the sidewalk by the square,


From twitter:

Photo credits/top, Gothamist, photographer: Scott Lynch, Robin Hood Tax demonstrators on s17 in New York City/bottom, via Gothamist Senator Brad Hoylman arrested while demonstrating for the Robin Hood tax.

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