#OccupyWallSt Roundup, Day 81

Occupy Our Homes began nationwide demonstrations on Tuesday to protest the foreclosure crisis. Protesters in New York are visiting neighborhoods with high foreclosure rates and plan to “reoccupy” a foreclosed home. [Mother Jones, The Guardian]

Meanwhile, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and legislators agreed on a tax increase on wealthy individuals and a reduction in rates for the middle class. [The New York Times]

Gloria Steinem said that the Occupy movement inspired her, because women are especially hit by income inequality, making 81 cents to every dollar that a man earns. [BusinessWeek]

One woman in the upper echelons of banking, Ruth Porat, chief financial officer of Morgan Stanley, said that the 1 percent could afford a tax increase. “We cannot cut our way to greatness,” she said of budget cuts in lieu of tax increases. [Huffington Post]

Are bankers getting on board with Occupy Wall Street? In a quarterly letter, the investor Jeremy Grantham said that he found himself “worrying increasingly about the 1 percent and the 99 percent and the appearance we give of having become a plutocracy.” [GMO.com]

An encampment in New Orleans was evicted Monday night from Duncan Plaza, outside City Hall. One protester was arrested. [Washington Post]

After a segment on Fox Business Network argued that Occupy Wall Street protesters and others had been indoctrinated with anticorporate views promoted by the latest Muppets movie, the hashtag #GOPMuppetHearings is spreading on Twitter, with contributors imagining a McCarthy-like trial of the beloved children’s puppets. [Hollywood Reporter]

Congressman Jerrold Nadler, who represents the district that includes Zuccotti Park, wrote a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday to ask him to investigate reports of police misconduct during Occupy Wall Street. [City Room]

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