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The Occupy Wall Street movement

December 17, 2011

Chris and Stress Occupy the Streets of Exeter

Chris Rogue and Stress Together on the Streets of Exeter

Chris Rogue and Stress Together on the Streets of Exeter

I first bumped into Chris Rogue in cyberspace, when we were both "tweeting" simultaneously using the #OccupyExeter hashtag. Here's an extract from that conversation:

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December 4, 2011

Andy from Occupy Exeter Advocates Social Justice

Watch a video in which Andy Marlow of Occupy Exeter advocates social justice, and deplores inequality

Andy and Jim discuss social justice and inequality

We here at econnexus.org rather fortuitously found ourselves filming events on Exeter Cathedral Green on the afternoon of Sunday 27th November 2011. After filming a conversation with photographer "Stone" Naylor we then listened to Nicci Wonnacott from the International Women's Arts Group explain why she had helped organise the Women Occupy Exeter "happening".

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November 16, 2011

US Financial Regulators Rethink Dodd-Frank After MF Global Scandal

We reported at the beginning of the month on the sudden demise of MF Global Inc.  If you recall Jon Corzine, an ex "Democratic" governor and senator, and (coincidentally?) also an ex CEO of Goldman Sachs, presided over the seventh largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.  The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, one of the regulators charged with keeping an eye on shady dealings on Wall Street on behalf of U.S. taxpayers, has just released a long statement about the affair. Amongst other things CFTC Commisioner Scott D. O’Malia has this to say:

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October 22, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Finds Support in Some Unlikely Places

One way or another it's been an eventful week for protesters around the world, loosely gathered together under the "Occupy Wall Street" banner.

Amongst the usual suspects, last Friday Michael Moore spoke to Lawrence O'Donnell in an interview broadcast on MSNBC:

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