Occupy Wall Street: Live Blog
BANKS OF MARBLE
11:08 AM - Oh Goodie - The Banks of Marble
A singer! Channeling Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger - a new American original. Where's Simon? Catchy chorus..."the banks are made of marble." I'm going to be singing this all day.
11:07 AM - Read, Read, Read
Our next speaker wants Americans to read all they can about all the issues.
11:04 AM - Here's the Deal
For those of you not there, we've set up a podium where anyone is given the chance to have their say. The microphone stands empty for a bit while passersby ponder if they have anything to share. The biggest question they have for our field producer there on location, "Do people actually watch this?"
11:03 AM - Another Californian
Speaker wants corporate America to "invest in real jobs" and calls for an end of climate change.
11:00 AM - Visiting from London
Another call to end the Federal Reserve -- saying "go right for the guts" a visitor from across the pond wants an end to the Fed and calls on people to "love the earth."
10:57 AM - Patriot from Long Island
Calls for an end to the Federal Reserve. He says the protests offer a true marketplace for ideas.
10:56 AM - Visiting from Pennsylvania
Coming in from Bucks County, this speaker took the day off to be a part of what he calls, "something important."
10:52 AM - Visiting from Colorado
Taking the mic next - a doctor from Colorado who is upset about the current state of health care in the country. She wants the health insurance companies to be "removed" from the system so that the costs will go down.
10:49 AM Visiting from California
Our next speaker a visitor says these protestors are folks who want something for nothing and that they should get off their "butts and get back to work."
10:46 AM You can watch the Speaker's Corner Now
On CNBC.com's homepage, we are streaming the Speaker's Corner as well as live chats. Feel free to join the conversation.
10:43 AM Peaceful Protests
Our first protestor - Aaron - took to the mic saying, "Yes, there will be some troublemakers - but this is a peaceful protest."
10:30 AM:A Very Organized Anarchy at Occupy Wall Street
CNBC's John Carneyis with the group in NYC's Zuccotti Square. In his first post this morning he writes:
"The protesters have organized themselves into a dozen or so "working groups" that deal with various issues. There's a security working group that handles crowd control and relations with police. An arts and culture group puts on art exhibits at the site. There's even an Occupy Wall Street archivist group that collects pamphlets, signs, and protest diaries in hopes if creating a historical record of the event."
10:39 AM "Ignorance on Display"
Our first speaker didn't hold back. Calling herself a "dangerous woman" she says ignorance is not an excuse – saying, "ignorance is as bad as greed." A mother of four, she slammed many who are there saying she is fed up with the ignorance that has gathered in NYC. She wants the group to "read a book."