I keep hearing about plans to occupy wallstreet and seeing the "success" of the earlier stunts, I can assure you that it will mount up to a big ball of failure.
Reason: Wallstreet doesn't give a shit if protestors smash up the place. To them it's good business. That means they can charge extra for repairs, "risk factors" and other junk.
Also, we have seen that the police are more than willing to "forget" the bill of rights. And since it's illegal to defend yourself from an attacking officer (read "corporate footsoldier"), It's kinda pointless to put one's self in harm's way. Also, you could take up arms, and attack anyways, but if we look at countries in the middle east, while there is this romanticized idea about a "revolution", on the long run, the damage and loss of infrastructure will only harm the poor, not the rich and the elite.
But if you really want to occupy wallstreet, there is another way. In fact there are several ways.
1) If you have no credit card debt, destroy your credit card. Or only keep one for when they need one for identification (hotel reservations).
2) Just as Jello Biaffra said "don't hate the media, become the media" I say, "don't hate wallstreet, become wallstreet". If the masses of people pooled together and bought stocks AWAY from the rich, a balance would be struck. they would no longer be in control.
3) When your bank calls you to ask you if you want XYZ service added, tell them NO!!
4) Be more active in your community about what companies are doing. If a local company is doing some serious good. invest with THEM. Not some big corporation. Support your local market in any way you can. If you live in a large city, Support the little guy that's willing to listen to his customers. Not the cheapest or the most convenient.
5) If you need to buy consumer goods. Go to a local business first, a liquidation store second and only, and if you must, only buy from a big box store as a last resort.
6) Buying food? Try to see if you can't buy your goods directly from a local farmer rather than some corporate grocery store. Farmer's market should always be FIRST in the summer and big box stores LAST.
Any one what to add on this?