This episode of the show covers the Chicago Boeing protests, Teachers’ Union demos and Stand Up Chicago anti-corporate tax dodgers protest. OWS Week’s correspondents also attended the Occupy general assembly for planning in Washington and Chicago and compiled a report on Occupy farms: A movement to counter genetically modified crops.
All eyes turn towards Chicago, beginning May 17th, as 99 percenters rode solidarity bosses from New York City and other cities across the country to meet up with fellow patriots and protest against NATO.
NATO has killed many civilians in Afghanistan, bombed Libya into the Stone Age to plunder its oil. This is while it ignores repressive regimes in Bahrain, Yemen and Egypt.
NATO forces, backed by the US, invaded Iraq and as a result Iraqi petroleum sources ended up in Western hands. Cuts are being made to healthcare and students are being crushed by a trillion-dollar debt.
In a protest against NATO warmongering policies, veterans returned their medals. They protested the huge amounts of money being spent on wars at a time of austerity.
This episode of the show reviews protest actions from BoA Charlotte North Carolina to New York Hunger strike. The program also attempts to highlight the large number of deaths among US war veterans on their return to “civi-street” from tours of duty overseas. OWS Week has for a one-off included the massive European Occupy protests with over a million 99ers taking part in the UK, Spain and Germany.
Next week’s show should be chock full of footage from the massive
G8 and NATO protests scheduled this weekend.
Press TV’s new program; ‘OWS Week’ highlights 7 days of the protest movement’s happenings as viewed from American protesters’ eyes. The program also examines the wide range of social issues addressed by the ‘occupy’ movement in the US.
This episode of the show covers a range of actions across America. They included the Occupy DC/DC Now; a protest march in Washington against student fee hikes. Thousands of 99ers joined the transit Union workers in 20 US cities including New York and Boston. The Chicago Spring rallies against social, economic and political injustices were called to “educate, inspire and unite.”
And in Tampa Florida protests hit the “State of the City 2012” mayoral address against the coming Republican National Convention.
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