Posts Tagged ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Wealth and talent occupy tent city

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

A former millionaire property guru and a wealthy business owner now call tents their homes.

Chris Glen claims he has slept in Aotea Square for 50 nights as part of the global Occupy protest. Glen is financially stable as an owner of two pubs and a cafe in Manchester in the UK and doesn’t need to be working.

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The Occupy Wall Street protesters are neither unrealistic nor impractical

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

The Occupy Wall St movement is being criticised by some as a crowd of malcontents having no solutions to offer to the problems they are protesting about.  To start with they were portrayed  as a movement that objected to what they deemed to be unfair bank regulations. Two months down the track, the novelty has dimmed, the objectives Read more

Another way to occupy Wall St — meet the Sisters of St Francis

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

The Sisters of St Francis are finally getting their due, in the pages of the New York Times, for demonstrating another way to occupy Wall St. Not long ago, an unusual visitor arrived at the sleek headquarters of Goldman Sachs in Lower Manhattan. It wasn’t some C.E.O., or a pol from Athens or Washington, or even a sign-waving occupier Read more

Occupy movement poses the question – do we have the answer?

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

All is connected – a vast intricate web of relationships in three dimensions. If one strand or knot is disturbed or damaged, the repercussions spread out in every direction, in time and space. Do we have the wisdom, the knowledge, the experience even to understand what we have set in motion, much less how to Read more

Occupy Wall Street — economics as if people mattered

Friday, November 11th, 2011

This article is by Fr Chris Middleton SJ, the Principal of St Aloysius College, Milson’s Point, in Sydney. It is an edited version of an article that originally appeared in the college’s newsletter   The Occupy Wall Street protests have swept around the globe. While it is hard to identify a coherent program in these protests, it is Read more