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Daily Israel Report

'Occupy Wall Street' Visit Home of the Wealthy One Percent

The Occupy Wall Street Movement is hoping to stay in the frame by adopting new tactics.
By Aryeh ben Hayim
First Publish: 10/12/2011, 4:37 AM

The protesters from the Occupy Wall Street Movement, the USA version of Israel's tent protests, have consolidated their beachhead in the financial district and have announced plans to keep the tent city alive when inclement weather sets in but they face the usual problem of supplying fresh items to keep the media interested in publicizing them.

Therefore the protesters are having their first road trip. They are journeying to the swank Upper East Side as part of a "Millionaires March" to visit the homes of some of New York City's wealthiest residents to condemn their extravagant life style.

Amongst those being targeted are JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, billionaire businessman David Koch, financier Howard Milstein, and News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, Crain's New York Business reported

The protesters did not arrive in chauffeured limousines but used the plebeian subway to emerge near Central Park, where a noon press was to kick off their real estate tour.

On Saturday a "Call to Action Against Banks" is scheduled according to the movement's, Facebook site. The manifesto reads:

"No longer will banks take our homes. No longer will banks rob students of our future. No longer will banks destroy the environment. No longer will banks fund the misery of war. No longer will banks cause massive unemployment. And no longer will banks create and profit from economic crisis without a struggle."  

As part of the protest people are called upon to visit the local branch of the major banks to "let them know, we will not allow business as usual."