From World Socialist Web Site: http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/oct2011/nywa-o13.shtml
By Sandy English
13 October 2011
Hundreds of protesters continue to occupy Zuccotti Plaza, renamed Liberty Plaza, in the heart of New York City’s financial district. The occupation continues to attract thousands of workers and young people from around the US and the city itself. In the last few days, the sentiment is one of discontent and hostility to the financial and political establishment.
On Wednesday, supporters of the World Socialist Web Site distributed hundreds of reprints of its articles and engaged in lively discussions with dozens of people who were angry at the capitalist system. Many of those who had come to show their support for the occupation felt that the political establishment, through the medium of the Democratic Party, was attempting to co-opt the movement for the benefit of the Wall Street billionaires.
The action continues to bear a deeply contradictory character. It remains without a program—and susceptible to a pro-Democratic Party influence though the unions and the media, but is swelled by a growing number of people who are hard pressed by the lack of jobs and educational debt. Others oppose the wars the United Sates is engaged in. Many of them are young and are looking for a way to fight.
The coalition Beyond May 12th, an alliance of ex-lefts, trade unions and community groups who sponsored a rally of several thousand in the financial district on May 12, organized a march Wednesday by a few hundred to 1 Chase Plaza next to Wall Street to protest the $436,000 tax cut that JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Diamond will receive this year.
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