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Common Dreams staff
As heads of state, corporate leaders, and token civil society organizations meet behind the UN Climate Summit's closed doors Tuesday, the streets continue to resound with the messages of the 400,000 people who marched on Sunday, the thousands who flooded Wall Street , the ongoing People's Climate Justice Summit, and the workshops, teach-ins, and...
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Talk about iconic. Among the over 100 protesters arrested at Flood Wall Street were two Captain Planets and Frostpaw, the ubiquitous polar bear and activist. His arrest prompted boos and chants from the crowd, the P.R.- perfect image for protesters, and a swift, often gleeful response from online commenters. Noted one, "There's now been 100% more polar bears arrested than bankers." From another, "Thanks NYPD, you always deliver."