Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in 'Occupy' Movement
Posted on 10/26/2011 9:11:44 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
EXCLUSIVE: ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in 'Occupy' Movement
By Jana Winter
Published October 26, 2011 | FoxNews.com
The former New York office for ACORN, the disbanded community activist group, is playing a key role in the self-proclaimed leaderless Occupy Wall Street movement, organizing guerrilla protest events and hiring door-to-door canvassers to collect money under the banner of various causes while spending it on protest-related activities, sources tell FoxNews.com.
The former director of New York ACORN, Jon Kest, and his top aides are now busy working at protest events for New York Communities for Change (NYCC). That organization was created in late 2009 when some ACORN offices disbanded and reorganized under new names after undercover video exposes prompted Congress to cut off federal funds.
NYCCs connection to ACORN isnt a tenuous one: It works from the former ACORN offices in Brooklyn, uses old ACORN office stationery, employs much of the old ACORN staff and, according to several sources, engages in some of the old organizations controversial techniques to raise money, interest and awareness for the protests.
Sources said NYCC has hired about 100 former ACORN-affiliated staff members from other cities paying some of them $100 a day - to attend and support Occupy Wall Street. Dozens of New York homeless people recruited from shelters are also being paid to support the protests, at the rate of $10 an hour, the sources said.
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Why not combine the OWS idiots AND the ever growing Obamaville tent city residents? What a crowd THAT would be!
Obama has helped create them BOTH.
Brilliant plan! :)
Our favorite Marxist, moral-less community agitators are at it again. No wonder Obama approves.
They probably provided the witness intimidation staff.
If you have any doubt that Obama is connected to the occupy protests, take a look at this article. He is still the community organizer. Accept the community is Wall Street. And Atlanta and Baltimore and Boston and Los Angeles and San Diego, and so on.
Barack Obama not only participated in #OccupyChicago protests He led them.
Yesterday Joel Pollack at Big Government reported on how Barack Obama led #OccupyChicago style protests in Chicago in 1988.
From Stanley Kurtzs essential Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism, pp. 117-8:
PHOTO EVIDENCE Barack Obama LED #OccupyChicago Protests Circa 2000
War is coming, and we’re not the ones bringing it. It’s not going to be pretty, so you’d better prepare now because one minute after is no time to start...
What a POS O is.
“paying some of them $100 a day - to attend and support Occupy Wall Street. Dozens of New York homeless people recruited from shelters are also being paid to support the protests, at the rate of $10 an hour...”
-—> “Captitalism” at work, huh, Acorn?
i didn’t think they were still interested in doing actual news
hmph. another random act of journalism
‘Dozens of New York homeless people recruited from shelters are also being paid to support the protests, at the rate of $10 an hour...’
Finally, Obama’s economic job policies are starting to kick in!
I’m shocked! Really! I just cannot wrap my head around that!
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