(CBS) Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon and Penn Badgley are only some of the stars lending their celebrity to the Occupy Wall Street cause.
Ruffalo has been using his Twitter account to post news about the rallies and voice his support; Yoko Ono professed her love for the movement on her account. And Alec Bladwin responded to a tweet asking him what he would do about Occupy Wall Street if he was mayor of NYC by writing "Stiffer penalties for white collar crime!!"
Other celebrities have been donating their time and resources to help keep protester's spirits high. Rapper Lupe Fiaso donated tents and supplies in mid-September. He also wrote a poem to the protesters, which he posted on his official website. MTV wrote that Talib Kweli lead the crowd in chants using inspirational words. He also performed "Distraction" and "Thieves In The Night" for the eager listeners. Record executive and business leader Russell Simmons posted his support on his Global Grind website, and reportedly handed out 500 bottles of water on Sept. 28, 2011 according to Gothamist.Rosanne Barr both made speeches at Occupy Wall Street protest sites. Many clips from Barr's speeches have gone viral online. (Click here to watch one of her speech. Warning: Graphic language.) CBS News also reported that Michael Moore stopped by on Sept. 27, 2011 to lend his voice to the cause.