A New York judge on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order allowing protesters to return to Zuccotti Park only hours after police forcibly removed them, arresting dozens.
The order by Justice Lucy Billings set a hearing date for Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. and said that until the matter was considered at that hearing, the city and Brookfield Properties, the owners of Zuccotti Park, would be prohibited from evicting protesters or “enforcing ‘rules’ published after the occupation began or otherwise preventing protesters from re-entering the park with tents and other property previously utilized.”
It was not immediately clear what effect the order would have on the protesters meeting in nearby Foley Square. Some had advocated returning to the park.
A debt based economy siphons money out of the economy into the hands of the super rich (ie. the banks) in the form of interest payments. This happens on the level of the individual, in the form of personal debt, and at a government level…as we’ve seen with the current crisis in Greece and throughout Europe. If Greece were to default on all of it’s loans then next year it would be running a budget surplus. The only reason that Greece is in such a mess is because money is being siphoned out of the Greek economy to service huge interest payments.