“Showdown” seems to be the word of the day as provocateurs continue to arrive for the purpose of instigating police responses. This appears to be a strategy, the fallout from the Oakland shooting providing a good example of how a few of these people can generate enough bad publicity to justify police action.
There was a shooting in Oakland yesterday. Of course, there are lots of shootings in Oakland, but this one occurred near the Occupy Oakland encampment, so it will be assigned to the Occupation Movement which is obliged to repeat over and over that violence has no part in the goals and objectives we discuss here.
Students in Berkeley made a valiant attempt to occupy the University of California. The result was seven arrests. Graduate student Andrew Snyder, 25, had this to say: "This just shows us how afraid they are of the Occupy movement."
The rumor mill is turning out new grist in the form of alleged threats by the Central City Association to “force” the city council to prohibit overnight camping. The CCA is lobbying group that represents a lengthy list of corporate giants engaging in exactly the sort of activities that launched the Occupation Movement.
There are very few examples of consumers targeting a few major business entities, but on this occasion (Bank Transfer Day), they apparently jumped on board in numbers. There isn’t much disagreement that Bank Transfer Day made an impact. How much will probably never become public since the banks have no desire participate in the public relations disaster they caused for themselves.
After sifting through many news accounts from the mainstream news organizations, I found that some of the best material was to be found right here at this website. Here is a sample of a thread from the Forum section that goes on. The majority of the participants have something to say that is well-founded and clearly worthy of consideration.
If you thought your account was insignificant to the monolithic banking behemoths, think again. At least a million people have switched to small local banks or credit unions where their money is probably in better (local) hands, and also insured by FDIC: