Occupy Wall Street Fights Corporate Greed

Posted: September 28, 2011
Occupy Wall Street Fights Corporate Greed

The ongoing Occupy Wall Street protest fights against corporate greed and Kevin Pereira talks to Majority FM host Sam Seder to learn exactly what is going on, why corporate media isn't covering the event and what this movement is all about.

RELATED: Kevin Pereira attends the Occupy LA protest in Los Angeles!

Comments are Closed

  • MaceMan2091

    First of all, I kinda want to point out the idiocy of these OWS demands: 20 dollar minimum wage?
    Twenty-dollar minimum wage: I spoke to a liberal buddy of mine who thought this was fantastic. He said, "Yeah, more money in people s pockets - more money to spend." I looked at him with a grave stare. I started to ask him simply, where the money came from, and how it's obtained. In a naive sort-of-sense, he claimed that it was from the greedy businesses. Now, backtrack here a little bit, here's your cream of the crop liberal who claims that he's a hippie. The last time I heard hippies were peaceful people; they stuck to themselves, their own style. They wanted to be left alone by the man and live off their own small bands of communities. However, he didn't realize how the money was to be obtained; through thievery - through the code of "Robin hood". I told him that it was government you were using to take from the rich/ 1% what you claimed to be "yours." I told him you are proposing at pointing a gun to another humans head, demanding (whether or not they have earned their keep rightfully or not) that he pay everyone back for what is theirs. I pointed it out to him that it was government who even bailed out these big corporations in the name of the "people" for the "good of the economy" and "to avoid a catastrophe." Yes, government sells you off to the wolves in order to line their pockets with wool. Who is at fault: The wolves for their ravenous hunger or the shepherd who has no moral code? Which is the system more prone to abuse: the business or the government? He couldn't answer these questions critically only giving me: Government is supposed to be for the people.
    I then reverted back to the real objection of a $20 minimum-wage. I told him what he thinks a business does with the money they earn. He said that they pay their workers, and then keep the rest. Basically, yes, I answered. What do you think happens when the employer now has to pay 20 dollars to each employee? They re going to cut employees, I answered. No small business can afford paying 20 dollars for every employee and remain functioning unless, they place the burden of the cost on the consumer which I pointed out to him, is the most realistic outcome. Expect prices to inflate by the rate of adjusting price wages and fluctuate above and below it, expect massive lay-offs, expect more poverty, more expensive goods. Do you want that? He said no and claimed that he didn t think of it that way.

    Posted: October 4, 2011 10:04 AM
  • Geo50wall

    Finally some coverage...a bit of violence I'm sure is the only reason. Fox waits for blood. CNN I am ashamed of you...thought you were more for the people. I totally support Occupy Wall Street. Hang in there people couldn't be more proud. I was wondering what happened to our young people why they weren't fighting the system. It took awhile but my hat is off to you and the system hasn't beaten you down. Power to the people!

    Posted: October 1, 2011 2:01 AM
  • nicoliD

    Yawn, apathy.

    Posted: September 30, 2011 3:40 PM
  • Griever2112

    See this is where the Occupy fails... you DO need direction in order to make change...
    I'm middle class and I live in NJ, so I am just ultimately screwed, but I am not marching in NY or anywhere else, because yes, it is showing we the people want change. However, what is the change you want?

    You can go to your boss and say, I don't like whats going on here, I want you to change things... the first thing he or she will ask, what do you want changed. Without an answer you will be ignored or dismissed.

    With direction change can happen, but marching in the streets because your pissed a CEO got a $100,000 bonus because his company did good, that is called Capitalism, that is the joy of free enterprise, THAT is the American Dream. Not playing the nice guy and making everyone equal.. that is socialism. In every society, their are the rich, the middle class and the poor. and it always has been since the dawn of commerce.

    And what are you hoping will happen? the Government step in and tell these private companies how to run their business, if that is what you want then the government might as well take over all companies and businesses so that if someone does something that the people don't like we have the government fix it and be done with it.

    Or is it that you hope that the change will be private business owners will see the people in the streets and say, you know what, I'm not taking that bonus, i want to give it to the people. Then you are trying to do the same thing I wrote except we replace the government and we are telling people how to run their private business.

    Does a change need to happen, yes, absolutely, but we need to define what those changes need to be. We all know that the system currently doesn't work. But the question, the real question is, What can we do to fix it and not loose what we as a country were founded on.

    Posted: September 30, 2011 11:26 AM
  • Wraydar

    does anyone else think that these people need to spend more time at an unemployment office or filling out resumes and less time on the streets protesting? lol

    Posted: September 30, 2011 11:05 AM
  • aaron.wimchester.73@gmail.com

    This guy is a fn idiot!

    Posted: September 29, 2011 9:58 PM
  • ogma11

    A Real Answer.

    Totally Publicly funded elections.
    Free airtime on the Public airwaves (for debates, commercials, etc.)
    Absolutely.!. no private (corporate, union, or individual) money enters the system.

    We can turn the titanic if politicians stop worrying about funding their next election, and start worrying about The Country.

    That s it.

    Do you think it s impossible? What happened to Americans can do anything?

    We The People

    Posted: September 29, 2011 9:14 PM
  • Jacky75

    Support Poll

    Posted: September 29, 2011 4:20 PM
  • Jacky75

    Support Poll
    http://gopollgo.com/do-you-s upport-the-occupy-wall-street- movement

    Posted: September 29, 2011 4:19 PM
  • SSGSTrunks

    Glad to see this get coverage. Wish DirecTV still had G4.

    Posted: September 29, 2011 11:01 AM
  • PrometheanArsonist

    This can't possibly change anything. Nothing is being said! It's just nebulous platitudes. "The masses are the message." What!? What do Occupy Wallstreet protestors want to change? If anyone is involved in this movement, please let me know what you're trying to do.

    Posted: September 29, 2011 10:12 AM
  • xloppielx

    I am all for the idea that people need to stand together on this, but seriously with out any kind of idea of what specifically needs to be changed or some kind of actual intelligent argument for what you want done is this any more than a bunch of people standing around throwing a fit because the worlds not fair? Unless the whole idea is that because of corporate america we honestly cant think for our selves and can not come up with an idea to change anything, so we just gather together and cry about it. In order for this to end up being effective and not just some joke, there has to be some kind of plan of action on how to fix the problem and hold those responsible accountable.

    Posted: September 29, 2011 9:03 AM
  • ThadeusButtons

    Thank you for covering this!

    Posted: September 29, 2011 7:04 AM
  • Deviknyte

    Let's be real. Why would corporate media cover a protest against them?

    Posted: September 29, 2011 5:37 AM
  • ogma11

    The U.S.A is a duelopoly run by Corporate cash through lobbies. Notice no regulations were put back on the Banks after they brought us to the brink (deregulated by pres. Reagan in the 80 s, continued by the rest of them ..). We bailed the Banks out, and its back to BIZNESS AS USUAL..!!.. Who loses?? Your Children and our Country.. Look up from the grind, what s left of Middle America.
    Eyes open

    Posted: September 29, 2011 12:14 AM
  • 84mopar

    It's cool to stand up for what you believe in, but shouldn't we fix the biggest problem with our country first? The government has way too much control over every aspect of our lives. Big government is sucking the life out of the greatest nation in history. These people should be protesting in Washington. Lets vote out this administration and stop the downward spiral first, then go after other corruption.

    Posted: September 29, 2011 12:00 AM
  • 84mopar

    It's cool to stand up for what you believe in, but shouldn't we fix the biggest problem with our country first? The government has way too much control over every aspect of our lives. Big government is sucking the life out of the greatest nation in history. These people should be protesting in Washington. Lets vote out this administration and stop the downward spiral first, then go after other corruption.

    Posted: September 28, 2011 11:48 PM
  • streetex101

    I wish a presence meant change, but it doesn't. The fact there is no coverage proves the point that peaceful protests have lost their power, especially when police begin to fight the crowds.

    Posted: September 28, 2011 8:49 PM
  • DanWally

    Check out more Sam Seder on http://majority.fm He does a podcast M-F...Great stuff!

    Posted: September 28, 2011 7:44 PM
  • ThePiousPriest

    You think this is bad? This won't do anything. If people are dead serious about fighting the Wall Street Banksters, get out of the US Dollar. Places like Zero Hedge know what is going on. People should also look up the fraud JP Morgan is pulling with Silver. The Police State will shut this down if it poses a real threat. While much in the Tea Party has been hijacked, there are others that are truly incorruptible, and that person is Ron Paul.

    "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable."

    Posted: September 28, 2011 6:37 PM