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Quick Clips: #OccupyWallStreet Today

Bloomberg Tells Occupy Wall Street Protestors to Clear Park by Friday
Wall Street may not be occupied for much longer. Two days after Mayor Michael Bloomberg said protesters could stay in Zuccotti Park "indefinitely" if they followed the law, the mayor visited them tonight to say they had to be out of there by Friday, according to the mayor's office. The reason given by the mayor tonight was that the park needs to be cleaned.
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Power in the Message: "We Are the 99 percent"
While the GOP has been searching behind bowling alleys and between couch cushions for a new mascot, the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement has managed to refocus political debate on one of the most basic and important questions: Who should hold the reins of political power in America?
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Occupy Wall Street and the Demand for Economic Justice
Around the world, young people -- students, workers, and the unemployed -- are bringing their grievances to the public square. The specific grievances differ across the countries, yet the animating demands are the same: democracy and economic justice. These demands will bring millions around the world together in protest and public education on October 15.
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Fox's Gasparino Asks If "The Rights Of [Wall Street] Protesters Conflict With The Rights Of People To Live Peacefully"

Meet the Occupants (from October 2)
The organizers of Occupy Wall Street hoped for a turnout of 90,000 when protests began on September 17. Only a few hundred activists showed up, but those who did have been a hardy bunch. They're still camped in the open air in Zuccotti Park (near the WTC site)-and just got some big labor groups to promise to join their cause. We polled 100 protesters who are in it for the long haul.
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Can Occupy Wall Street give progressives a lift?
The Tea Party's splendid successes, which have altered the nation's political vocabulary and agenda, have inspired a counter-movement - Occupy Wall Street (OWS). Conservatives should rejoice and wish for it long life, abundant publicity and sufficient organization to endorse congressional candidates deemed worthy. All Democrats eager for OWS's imprimatur, step forward.
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Tea party goes after Occupiers
The tea party isn't about to make room for the new protesters on the block. Big tea party groups have launched an attack against the Occupy Wall Street protests, challenging the line that the anti-corporate uprising is the "the tea party of the left."
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Wall Street Journal circulation scam claims senior Murdoch executive
One of Rupert Murdoch's most senior European executives has resigned following Guardian inquiries about a circulation scam at News Corporation's flagship newspaper, the Wall Street Journal. The Guardian found evidence that the Journal had been channelling money through European companies in order to secretly buy thousands of copies of its own paper at a knock-down rate, misleading readers and advertisers about the Journal's true circulation.
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Goldman Sachs Employees Told To Stay Away From Occupy Wall Street
Goldman Sachs employees better not think of grabbing lunch or taking in the scenery at Zucotti Park. "The firm" as it's known among its workers has banned employees from going to the site of the Occupy Wall Street protests for any reason, CNBC reports.
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The Union and Foreign Influence Behind the #OccupyWallSt Crowd
There is more to the disheveled crowd that has been entertaining Americans for the past three weeks than meets the eye. Don't let looks fool you. Sure it's hard to overlook the general lack of hygiene and proper grooming. Some may go without bras while others sleep on sidewalks. So are we to somehow be convinced that a bunch of dirty children can produce this much attention?
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