App Assignment: Send Us Your Occupy Wall Street Photos

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 11:07 AM

Sign at Occupy Wall Street Rally. (Arun Venugopal/WNYC)

As Occupy Wall Street has spread from a rag tag group of protesters to a nationwide movement and media fixation, Takeaway listeners have been sharing with us their photos from the demonstrations. We want the sights and sounds of protest in your own city. Use the Takeaway iPhone app to take a picture, record video, or interview one of the demonstrators. Don't have an iPhone? Send your submissions to MyTake@TheTakeaway.org, or call us at 877-8-MY-TAKE.

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Mcarthur Welwolie from cleveland, OH

Occupy Wall Street? I agree with what this movement is trying to accomplish, but I think they are going about it the wrong way, by inconveniencing others who are trying to make ends meet. If this group in my opinion really wants to be successful, I think they should assemble in front of Capital Hill to inconvenience the lawmakers who do not feel the need to work together to solve this nation's problems.

Nov. 15 2011 08:14 AM
Charles

It really is a pity; the amateurs running the show at Occupy Wall Street have been doing such a poor job.

They could up their game so much, with more professional help from NPR, PRI, WNYC, The New York Times, the Service Employees International Union, MoveOn, etc.

Clearly the employees of those institutions are on board with the plan. They just want to get the go-ahead.

Oct. 29 2011 12:26 AM
Sophia Katt

Be careful what you submit, or you may get someone who is exercising their right to free speech fired:

http://boingboing.net/2011/10/28/how-occupy-wall-street-cost-me-my-job.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+boingboing%2FiBag+%28Boing+Boing%29

Oct. 28 2011 05:55 PM
Pierce Allen from NYC

Here's a OWS photo for you: http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Ab0_CalCEAAt6Y1.jpg

But I guess you saw that one already hmm?

The Takeaway should re-examine their decision to fire Caitlin Curran. Personally I'm going to switch to a different morning show in an effort to find journalistic honesty and integrity.

Oct. 28 2011 05:55 PM
Charles

Could The Takeaway please explain the journalistic purpose of this exercise?

Is it to encourage listeners to participate in "Occupy" protests? And to help publicize the events and glorify the activities? This isn't really a mass journalism exercise; I presume that Takeaway producers and/or web editors pick and choose which photos to put up, right?

If, for instance, I went to a local "Occupy" gathering and took a photo of protesters holding up anti-Jewish placards, I suspect it wouldn't make your cut:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=358449

Nor, I suspect, would you post photos of violence committed by protestors, marxist sloganeering, etc.

Oct. 21 2011 01:21 AM
HomeBuilding from Oklahoma


OWS will last a long time because all aspects of the power structure is totally occupied with 'horse race' coverage of any and all aspects of US/World problems.

We want something far deeper and thoughtful--partisanship is not part of our equation.

Health care can be provided far more efficiently, and will be, with FEWER workers.

There has been and will be continuing massive gains in all aspects of blue collar productivity.

Nearly all white collar work can be done with fewer workers.

Massive overpayment of CEOs is NOT the solution--and stands in stark contrast to the willing workers who, increasingly cannot find work to pay their own way.

More thoughtful discussions, please--no more 'lifestyles of the rich and famous" (preoccupations).

We Are 99

Oct. 14 2011 10:34 AM
Dave Hanley from Worcester, MA

Wall St. is properly responsible for the component of these economic doldrums caused by the mortgage securitization scam, but the essence of the economic divide—the income/wealth/opportunity gap—and the current stasis rests the gusher flow of money from corporate America to Congress. It has resulted in a system where the wealthy get wealthier for doing and producing nothing. Want to increase your wealth? Just compel Congress to modify the tax code to exempt your special area of concern by way of a huge campaign contribution. Pay them off. We need a realignment of incentives in the tax code and the removal of all non-public monies from the political process. Eliminate capital gains tax treatments for all but initial, domestic, at-risk investments. No more capital gains on secondary stock trades. Penalize the hoarding of cash by corporations, and reward their domestic investment. Tax their overseas profits. With the proper alignment of incentives, this economy can be righted. Short of that, I'm afraid it might have to come to violence to get the Haves to concede any of their wealth and loosen their stranglehold on this economy.

Oct. 12 2011 08:19 AM

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