Occupy Wall Street Round Up: October 21, 2011

on Friday, Oct. 21st

Mercury News: The city of Oakland, declaring concern over reports the Occupy Oakland encampments were “hazardous”, has officially released an eviction notice to all protesters.

Adbusters: Creators of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the magazine has now called for a rally on October 29, 2011 to promote what they call a “Robin Hood” tax — a 1% on financial transactions and currency trades.

The New York Times: Taking a page out of the Occupy Wall Street playbook, the Occupy Boston protesters have arranged and organized their own library for protesters.

AlterNet: Law enforcement has taken an aggressive stand against Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York, Boston, Oakland and San Francisco. But can OWS actually inspire them to take off their shield and participate in protests?

Oregonian: Occupy Portland is now entering its third week.

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