Noteworthy individuals who have expressed support for the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement include convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal, Hatem Abudayyeh (executive director of the Arab-American Action Network), media critic Eric Alterman, longtime Marxist radical Bill Ayers, actor Alec Baldwin, entertainer Roseanne Barr, black nationalist Charles Barron, actress Kathy Bates, Vice President Joe Biden, longtime professor Noam Chomsky, public speaker Deepak Chopra, former President Bill Clinton, radical Marxist Angela Davis, high-ranking Democrat Howard Dean, former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, congressman Keith Ellison, Jodie Evans, Minister Louis Farrakhan, former U.S. senator Russ Feingold, radical media operative David Fenton, rapper Lupe Fiasco, longtime activist Lisa Fithian, film star Jane Fonda, congressman Barney Frank, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, labor leader Leo Gerard, former Vice President Al Gore, congressman Raul Grijalva, folk singer Arlo Guthrie, leftwing activist Roger Hickey, labor leader Jimmy Hoffa Jr., former ACORN national president Maude Hurd, General Electric CEO and President Obama's "jobs czar" Jeffery Immelt, civil-rights agitator Jesse Jackson, revolutionary communist Van Jones, Peter Joseph (founder of the “Zeitgeist movement”), longtime ACORN lobbyist Jon Kest, labor leader Bob King, congressman Dennis Kucinich, anti-consumerism activist Kalle Lasn, longtime communist Judith LeBlanc, New York Times reporter Natasha Lennard, labor leader Stephen Lerner, former ACORN chief executive Bertha Lewis, congressman John Lewis, political commentator Rachel Maddow, environmentalist Bill McKibben, entertainer Bette Midler, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee director Robby Mook, filmmaker Michael Moore, President Barack Obama, TV personality Keith Olbermann, activist Yoko Ono, congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, radical academic Frances Fox Piven, congressman Charles Rangel, ACORN founder Wade Rathke, MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan, television journalist Geraldo Rivera, actor Tim Robbins, the actor/producer Mark Ruffalo, senator Bernie Sanders, actress Susan Sarandon, television host Tavis Smiley, congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, folk singer Pete Seeger, civil-rights agitator Al Sharpton, former NPR host Lisa Simeone, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, billionaire financier George Soros, journalist Matt Taibbi, labor leader Richard Trumka, preacher Jim Wallis, former Obama advisor Elizabeth Warren, Marxist professor Cornel West, hip-hop star Kanye West, and journalist Juan Williams.
OWS's mission is supported also by a host of activist organizations and leftwing labor unions, including 350.org, 9/11Truth.org, ACORN, the AdBusters Media Foundation, the Adriel Nation, the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, ALIGN (Alliance for a Greater New York), the Alliance for a Just Society, the Alliance For Global Justice, the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (a reconstituted chapter of ACORN), the American Nazi Party, the hacking collective Anonymous, the globalist "e-advocacy" organization Avaaz.org, the Ben & Jerry's corporation, the Black Panthers (original), the Blue America organization, the California Labor Federation, the Campaign for America's Future, the Campaign for Peace and Democracy, Citizen Action, Classroom Struggle, the Coalition for the Homeless, Code Pink, the Colorado Progressive Coalition, Common Cause, the Communications Workers of America, the Communist Party of China, the Communist Party USA, the Community Voices Heard organization, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Deep Dish TV, the Democratic Socialists of America, the Democracy for NYC organization, Fenton Communications, the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, the Human Services Council, the Idaho Community Action Nettwork, the Independent Media Center, the Industrial Workers of the World, the Institute for Policy Studies, the group International ANSWER, the International Bolshevik Tendency organization, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, the International Painters and Allied Trades, the International Socialist Organization, the Job Party, the Jobs With Justice organization, the Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State, the Laborers’ International Union of America, the website Little Green Footballs, the Main Street Alliance, the Marxist Student Union, the Mirabal Sisters Cultural and Community Center, the Move to Amend, MoveOn.org, the National Lawyers Guild, National Nurses United, National People's Action, the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project, the New Bottom Line, the New Deal for New York Campaign, New York Communities for Change (a reconstituded chapter of ACORN), the New York State United Teachers, New York Transit, the Newspaper Guild, the NYC Coalition for Educational Justice, October 2011, the Organization United for Reform, Oregon Action, the Party for Socialism and Liberation, the Peace and Freedom Party, the People's World, the Professional Staff Congress of CUNY, the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, the Rainforest Action Network, the Rebuild the Dream movement, the Resource Generation group, the Revolutionary Communist Party, Russia Today, the RWDSU, the Service Employees International Union, the Socialist Party USA, the Strong Economy for All Coalition, the Student Labor Action Project, Take The Square, the Teachers Unite organization, the Teamsters union, the Tenants & Neighbors coalition, the Tenants PAC, Think Progress, the Transit Workers Union, the U.S. Border Guard, UNITE HERE, the United Auto Workers, the United Federation of Teachers, the United Food and Commercial Workers International, United NY, the United Steelworkers Union, the United Teachers of Los Angeles, USDayOfRage, the USA Job Party, Venice for Change, Vocal New York, the Washington Community Action Network, the White Revolution, WikiLeaks, the Workers World Party, the World Social Forum, VOCAL-NY, the Working Families Party, the Writers Guild East, and the Young Communist League.
On October 18, 2011, the Communist government of North Korea released a statement praising OWS for facilitating "the working masses’ struggle against capitalism." Added the North Koreans:
"The Occupy Wall St[reet] movement was an eruption of the exploited classes’ pent-up wrath at the exploiters. It was also an expression of the will to remove the stronghold of capitalism as a whole which brings only exploitation, oppression, unemployment and poverty to the popular masses ... [in a] corrupt society where the rich get ever richer and the poor get ever poorer.
Additional foreign entities that have expressed support for OWS include the Islamist terror group Hezbollah, PressTV (an Iranian government outlet), Iran’s Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, the Revolutionary Guards of Iran, and the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee.