Skip to comments.Social Networking Spurs Wall Street Protest
Posted on 09/18/2011 10:00:25 AM PDT by ponygirl
Lisa Fithian said she's not part of any official group and that the occupation of Wall Street is the work of many people coming together with the same message.
"Wall Street is certainly the heart of why we're here. It's the corporations the big banks in this country have been destroying this country, said Fithian. "Overfees or high mortgages, student loans, the banks are touching every aspect of our lives."
She added that banks and the wealthy have taken money for their own interests and their own survival.
The people here are saying enough of that," said Fithian.
Inspired by events around the world, she drew the analogy to Tahrir Square in Egypt and said the power of the people is leading to change.
"I'm here, I'm tweeting," said one protester.
(Excerpt) Read more at ny1.com ...
Pretty much says it all.
I’ll bet that this “Lisa” person would find HS algebra to be beyond her meagre comprehensive capabilities.
If she wants to know why our economy has collapsed, she might want to check out Bawny Fwank and his squadron of ill-educated felons.
It sounds as though the Twits are ready to Tweet their way into the slavery of communism. Brilliant.
“Inspired by events around the world, she drew the analogy to Tahrir Square in Egypt and said the power of the people is leading to change.”
I usually don’t wish harm on anyone, but is it bad to wish to see a small re-enactment of that? Just a little? Please?
Just club ONE more Hippie for me and my life will be complete. D@mn I miss the 70’s, LOL!
These people are going to be in shock when they are no longer useful!
Notice that those that ‘aren’t any part of an official group’ always protest corporations but not govt.
*cough* leftists *cough*
Lisa Fithian is a leader of the “professional left”. She lied to the reporter. Fithian managed Cindy Sheehan’s Crawford protest in August 2005, for example.
Yeah, that could make the world a better place.
Now that’s just dirty right there.
Its just a hunch, mind you.
But for some reason, I suspect
This guy as the organizer of this particular community.
Well, that solves my dilemma.
How many people showed up? Yesterday, was the day of rage...not much whatsoever happened.
August 29, 2005, 9:01 a.m.
Cindy Sheehans Radical Strategist
Have you heard of Lisa Fithian? A veteran of the Seattle WTO riots and scores of other protests, shes been with Sheehan from the start.
A notice on Cindy Sheehan's website, meetwithcindy.org, asks for donors who might be able to offer a camper, or an RV, or just money, for Sheehan's upcoming cross-country tour, scheduled to begin Wednesday in Crawford, Texas, and end in Washington at the big antiwar demonstration scheduled for September 24. At the end of the note, readers with something to offer are asked to "please call organizer Lisa Fithian."
To anyone familiar with the world of professional protesting protests against globalism, capitalism, war, police tactics, and dozens of other causes the presence of Fithian is a sign of how far Cindy Sheehan has strayed from the roots of her "one mom" crusade against George W. Bush. Or, perhaps more accurately, it is a sign that the "one mom" crusade was never just one mom. Fithian is a legendary organizer who operates in the world of anti-globalism anarchists, antiwar protesters, and union activists; an advocate of aggressive "direct action" demonstrations, she protested the first Gulf war, played an important role in the violent shutdown of Seattle during the 1999 World Trade Organization meeting, was a key planner in protests at the Republican and Democratic national conventions in 2000 and 2004, and organized demonstrations at trade meetings in Washington, D.C., Prague, and Genoa.
And she was a tough-minded leader, not at all a peace-and-love type. Her specialty was action; she wanted to break in, cut through fences, and shut things down. "You don't go to Fithian when you want to carry a placard," the Times profile said. "You go to her when you want to make sure there are enough bolt cutters to go around." Asked for a fuller explanation of her role in the protests, Fithian said, "When people ask me, 'What do you do?' I say I create crisis, because crisis is that edge where change is possible."
yeah they are going after metrosexual daytraders who voted for Obama because he was so hip and cool.
Typing is for the working class? LOL. What a bunch of numbnuts!
I wonder how long this girl has been sponging off her parents or the government (local/state/federal)? If she actually works at job or occupation does she feel guilty about being paid for her labor?
You tube vid of Day of Rage Moron:
uh, uh, like, ya know..
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