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OCCUPY WALL STREET!!! (People, you have GOT to see this!)
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any cop that hurts a protester should be fired and arrested immediately. If we start seeing this, then we will start seeing real change.

The pluralism of the ideas and demands of the movement should not matter because we have many problems to address.

People cannot sit back in their chairs, and demand a common goal from protesters.

Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street! Mad
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:04 pm    Post subject: Occupy Boston Mass Arrests Reply with quote

Huffington Post:

WASHINGTON -- Early this morning, the Boston Police Department arrested at least 100 Occupy Boston activists after they refused to abandon a second encampment at the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. The police blamed "anarchist" elements among the demonstrators for drawing the response, and argued that the city did not want the newly renovated space trampled on by activists.




http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/11/occupy-bostons-mass-arres_n_1005170.html
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Democratic mayor of beantown(boston) says civil disobedience will not be tolerated. Who cares if wall street bankers are raping you. Disobedience will be punished. Did I already say this is coming from a democrat!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:05 pm    Post subject: Occupy Atlanta | Protesters face Monday deadline Reply with quote

Atlanta News 1:23 p.m. Thursday, October 13, 2011:
"Occupy Atlanta protesters continued their camp-out in Woodruff Park on Thursday, a day after Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed gave them five days to vacate the park.

'I am committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the laws of the city are respected," Reed said in a statement. "I will not allow public safety to be jeopardized in any way by the protesters. So far, all of their actions have been peaceful and nonviolent.' "

http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/occupy-atlanta-protesters-face-1199482.html
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/275-42/7964-the-elite-are-trembling-in-their-boots




I sometimes get the impression that the protesters are not loud enough.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:55 pm    Post subject: Australian riot police break up ‘Occupy Melbourne’ prote Reply with quote

"MELBOURNE, Australia — Riot police in Australia’s second-largest city broke up a demonstration linked to the “Occupy Wall Street” movement Friday, after a group of around 100 people protesting corporate greed defied an order to vacate a plaza.

Between 15 and 20 members of the “Occupy Melbourne” group were arrested and around 20 people, including two police officers, suffered minor injuries in the scuffle, Victoria state Police Assistant Commissioner Stephen Fontana said. . . . "

Wow, going global alright.

source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/australian-riot-police-break-up-occupy-melbourne-protest-linked-to-wall-street-demonstration/2011/10/20/gIQAIsZ61L_story.html
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:38 am    Post subject: heard david freaking brooks on npr today say the tea party Reply with quote

is about 10% of the population and Occupation Wall Street is about 1 to 2%.We don't have to take crap like that from weasels like david freaking brooks.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is video from Oakland OWS. Drove through Oakland tonight on 880 and could see a buttload of police cars parked on one street and some smoke? Was with a business friend (a repug) on return from Fremont. Wanted to check out scene. but couldn't. What Oakland PD are doing is abmissmal. They are doing everything they can to provoke a fight or serious violence. If Jerry Brown was still Mayor (now Governor) of Oakland, the police would likely be ordered to stand-down. SFPD or other cbay area cities are not engaging protestors as Oakland is. Oakland PD has had some problems over the years--and being the antagonist is one of them.

I also read this morning that DA in Sacramento County will NOT prosecute Sacramento OWS. YIPPY-SKIPPY!!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bytMNoKNeRA


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:54 am    Post subject: Re: Australian riot police break up ‘Occupy Melbourne’ p Reply with quote

lkmpls wrote:
"MELBOURNE, Australia — Riot police in Australia’s second-largest city broke up a demonstration linked to the “Occupy Wall Street” movement Friday, after a group of around 100 people protesting corporate greed defied an order to vacate a plaza.

Between 15 and 20 members of the “Occupy Melbourne” group were arrested and around 20 people, including two police officers, suffered minor injuries in the scuffle, Victoria state Police Assistant Commissioner Stephen Fontana said. . . . "

Wow, going global alright.




Damn anti-greed hippies are all over the place.... world!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

K.O calls out the Mayor of Oakland--as he should!!

It is time someone call out this egotistical moron(who will probably say during their election campaign) he kept the city safe from all those loud and noisy protestors simply speaking their mind. What harm could possibly occur from a bunch of protestors speaking their mind?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhOIMO87JrE
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A writer from the U.K. and their take on Scott Olsen.

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/275-42/8170-focus-scott-olsens-example-for-the-occupy-movement


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:26 pm    Post subject: Crowd swells at peaceful Occupy Oakland general strike rally Reply with quote

Crowd swells at peaceful Occupy Oakland general strike rally
By Cecily Burt, Kristin Bender, Sean Maher, Thomas Peele
Oakland Tribune


"OAKLAND -- Hundreds have gathered for a mostly peaceful rally this morning in downtown Oakland to launch the general strike called by the Occupy Oakland movement, with nary a police officer in sight.

Several businesses, including the Men's Wearhouse and the Grand Lake Theater closed their doors Wednesday in support of today's planned General Strike as thousands of people are expected to join the Occupy Oakland movement to protest the inequality of wealth and power. The UC office of the President is also closed today over concerns that BART might be shut down at some point and more than 1,000 people who work in the building wouldn't be able to get to or from work.

Contrary to rumors, the Port of Oakland is not shut down, said ILWU spokesman Craig Merrilees. About 40 longshore workers out of about 325 expected on the morning shift didn't show up, however trucks are going through the gates and cranes are moving cargo on and off the ships....."

http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_19246904
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How to Occupy the moral and political high ground
The worldwide protest can be a critical force for change if it follows some simple rules

By Naomi Wolf
The Observer, Sunday 6 November 2011

As UK citizens are being told once again to "trust" the gatekeepers of the global banking system and as US citizens are realising that, despite a first amendment that guarantees freedom of speech and assembly, they are facing potentially lethal rubber bullets in Oakland and police brutality ranging from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to the streets of Manhattan, what is becoming clear is that a game-changing global shift is taking place. The conflict is no longer between right and left, but between the "one per cent" – a corporatocracy that, without transparency or accountability, is claiming the lion's share of the planet's resources and capital, while disregarding democratic processes – and, well, the rest of us.'

This single global family, transcending national boundaries, just wants a peaceful life, a sustainable future, economic justice and basic democracy. On the other side, the global corporatocracy, also transcending national boundaries, has purchased governments and legislative processes, developed its own military, mercenary or quasi-military enforcers, engaged in systemic economic fraud and plundered treasuries and ecosystems.

What should global protest movements learn from what's happening around the world and what lessons should they draw from their own experiences? My study of successful protest movements leads me to suggest the following:

■ Democracy is disruptive. Around the world, peaceful protesters are being demonised for this, but there is no right in a democratic civil society to be free of disruption. Protesters ideally should read Gandhi and King and dedicate themselves to disciplined, long-term, non-violent disruption of business as usual – especially disruption of traffic. If they are peaceful, they can't be infiltrated by provocateurs as easily, while the unjust militarisation of the police response is more transparent. Also, the winning protest movements of the past were a matter of months or years, not days or hours; they involved sitting down or "occupying" areas for the long haul.

■ Protesters need to raise their own money and use it to hire their own lawyers. The corporatocracy is terrified that citizens will get their hands on the mechanism of the law.

■ Protesters should make their own media and not rely on mainstream media to cover them. They should learn to write opinion pieces and press releases, blog about and document their experiences and create web platforms where cases of police abuse (and the abusers) are logged and documented. Protesters should use their cameras and video cameras religiously. There are, unfortunately, many documented cases of violent provocateurs in demonstrations. This is why it is so important not to cover one's face in a protest: provocateurs need to be photographed and logged.

■ Protesters in democracies should create email lists locally, sync the email lists nationally and start registering voters. They need to email their representatives the list of Occupy-registered voters in each district and commit to getting out the vote in congressional or parliamentary elections for Occupy-supporting candidates – while working to defeat Occupy-bashing candidates.

In Oakland, California, the right has started a recall effort to force the mayor from office for being "soft on the protesters". Protest groups need to organise to oust politicians who are brutal to or suppressive of protesters. This tips the scale: in Albany, New York, for instance, police and the district attorney refused to crack down on protesters and chose to support their first amendment rights.

■ The movement has been shy of identifying leaders, but I believe this is a mistake. A leader does not have to be a top-down hierarchist: a leader can be a simple representative. Protesters should elect representatives – for a given term just like in any democracy – and train them to talk to the press and to negotiate with politicians. These should span the spectrum: young people and grandparents, truckers and teachers and businesspeople. It is hard to cover the protest effectively if there are no spokespeople.

■ Protests should be scenes not of clashes but instead should model the kind of civil society this emerging human family wants to live in. In Zuccotti Park, in Manhattan, for instance, there is a kitchen, food is donated for free, kids are invited to sleep over and there are teach-ins organised. Musicians should bring instruments, the vibe should be joyful and positive. If there is mess, protesters should clean it up themselves. The idea is to build a new city within the corrupt city and show that this is a reflection of the majority of society, not a marginal destructive element.

■ Finally, we should understand that it is not a "list of demands" that is so profound about any of these protest movements; it is the very infrastructure of a common humanity that is being created. For decades, the global family has been told to keep its head down and leave leadership to the elites; in wealthy countries, to zone out in front of TV or at the mall; in the rest of the world, to submit to poverty and drudgery. What is transformative about the protest movement is that people are emerging and encountering one another face to face and remembering the habits of freedom: face to face, they build new institutions, new relationships and new organisations.

And, I hope, pass laws sooner rather than later to demilitarise the police; ban Tasers and rubber bullets; criminalise police and politician violence against free speech activities; demand prosecutions for financial fraud; compel the corporate books that unaccountably swallow billions in tax revenue to be audited; investigate torturers; bring home soldiers from corporate wars of choice – and rebuild society, this time from the grassroots up, accountably, lawfully and democratically.

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/nov/06/naomi-wolf-occupy-movement
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Occupy Wall Street: Protesters To Demonstrate Outside Courthouses



MEGHAN BARR 01/20/12 04:30 PM ET Associated Press

NEW YORK — Facing freezing temperatures and snowy weather, several hundred protesters gathered at courthouses across the nation Friday and some clashed with police as they protested a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that removed most limits on corporate and labor spending in federal elections.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/20/occupy-wall-street-courthouses_n_1218196.html
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:47 pm    Post subject: Occupy Wall Street protesters win legal victory in Brooklyn Reply with quote

guardian.co.uk, Friday 8 June 2012 16.54 EDT:



A federal judge has ruled that the NYPD failed to sufficiently warn Occupy Wall Street protesters against walking on the roadway of the Brooklyn bridge in October, resulting in the arrest of roughly 700 people.

After reviewing video footage from both parties, judge Jed S Rakoff of the federal district court in Manhattan sided with the protesters.

The arrests marked one of the most famous moments of the early stages of the Occupy protests, drawing international headlines and more participants to the movement.....

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/08/occupy-wall-street-bridge-victory
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:12 pm    Post subject: CHRIS HEDGES - OCCUPY WILL BE BACK Reply with quote

“Elections are something that Occupy needs to continue to avoid,” Zeese said. “The Obama-Romney debate is not a discussion of the concerns of the American people. Obama sometimes uses Occupy language, but he puts forth virtually no job creation, nothing to end the wealth divide and no real tax reform. ....."

Occupy Will Be Back


Posted on Jun 18, 2012


By Chris Hedges

In every conflict, insurgency, uprising and revolution I have covered as a foreign correspondent, the power elite used periods of dormancy, lulls and setbacks to write off the opposition. This is why obituaries for the Occupy movement are in vogue. And this is why the next groundswell of popular protest—and there will be one—will be labeled as “unexpected,” a “shock” and a “surprise.” The television pundits and talking heads, the columnists and academics who declare the movement dead are as out of touch with reality now as they were on Sept. 17 when New York City’s Zuccotti Park was occupied. Nothing this movement does will ever be seen by them as a success. Nothing it does will ever be good enough. Nothing, short of its dissolution and the funneling of its energy back into the political system, will be considered beneficial......

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/occupy_will_be_back_20120618/
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:37 pm    Post subject: Jamie Dimon confronted by Occupy Our Homes DC Reply with quote

At Senate Hearing, Jamie Dimon confronted by Occupy Our Homes DC
Source: OccupyWallStreet

Occupy Our Homes DC - Wednesday June 13th, five members of Occupy Our Homes DC temporarily silenced former J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon while he stood in front of a Congressional hearing.

Deborah Harris, a disabled former paramedic who lost the title to her home due to J.P. Morgan’s unethical business practices and is now facing eviction, confronted Mr. Dimon over a microphone, asking him to face the thousands of homeowners like herself that are loosing their homes because of his work. She was quickly dragged away while fellow Occupy Our Homes members chanted and loudly accused Mr. Diamond of being a crook.....

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014143623



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There should be a major movement incorporated with people who could lose their homes--as a result of the bastards who created this crisis. There is a human aspect to this--and it is very demoralizing to any human being. I'm sick of it. Absolutely sick.
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