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Julian Assange Hijacks Occupy The Stock Exchange: Photos

by | 15th, October 2011

LIKE most things American, Occupy Wall Street is now a global franchise. Today, the movement that champions non-moving occupation arrived in the City of London under the banner ‘Occupy the Stock Exchange’. This would be a peaceful protest’ against the global financial system. And it has been.

But then Julian Assange rrived to address the crowd outside St Paul’s Cathedral, London. Non-violence had a spokesman – a man who once, reportedly, claimed responsibility for many dead. Movements do not need vanity and grandstanding to succeed; they need people who can actually foment and achieve change to join the cause. Assange is not one of them.

Is Assange rich? These people are also backing the movement that says “we are the 99%” – a slogan “derived from the idea that they represent the difference in wealth that separates the top 1% and every other American citizen” (via Celebrity Net Worth):

Yoko Ono – $500m: “I love ‘Occupy Wall Street’! John is sending his smile to ‘Occupy Wall Street’. I am sending my love to ‘Occupy Wall Street’. We are all working together. ”

Russell Simmons –  $325 million.

Roseanne Barr – $80 million: “I first would allow the guilty bankers to pay… back anything over 100 million in personal wealth because I believe in a maximum wage of 100 million dollars and if they’re unable to live on that amount then they should go to the reeducation camps, and if that doesn’t help, then be beheaded.’

Deepak Chopra – $80 million.

Kanye West – $70 million

Alec Baldwin – $65 million

Susan Sarandon – $50 million

Michael Moore – $50 million

Tim Robbins – $50 million

Nancy Pelosi – $35.5 million

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Protestors leave signs on cash machines near St Paul's Cathedral in London as people protest against the global financial system.

Meanwhile, in Rome:

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Demonstrators walk past a broken statue of the Virgin Mary as clashes broke out between protesters and police in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. Protesters smashed the windows of shops in Rome and torched a car as violence broke out during a demonstration in the Italian capital, part of worlwide protests against corporate greed and austerity measures. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)



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