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  • Images coming from Ferguson, Mo., reveal unfiltered, uncomfortable truths

    08/14/2014 11:40:48 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2014 | Philip Kennicott
    A photograph is never sufficiently proportional to truth. The truth — the full story, the context of things — is too large and complicated to be encompassed by any single image. So from Ferguson, Mo., where daily protests have erupted after Saturday’s police shooting of an unarmed African American teenager, we get only photographic data points. A man lights a rag in a bottle and prepares to throw a Molotov cocktail; militarized police sit atop armored vehicles, guns drawn and aimed at protestors who have their hands raised. Both are volatile images, and both confirm aspects of the truth: There...
  • End “Hegemonic Capitalism” to Solve Human-Caused Climate Change?

    08/10/2014 9:32:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 8/10/2014 | Jaana Woiceshyn
    Recently, 130 environmentalist groups gathered in an UN-backed event in Venezuela to gather more civilian support to combat climate change, reports the Daily Caller. A number of them signed the Margarita Declaration which calls for an end to the “hegemonic capitalist system” as the only solution to human-caused climate change. The environmentalists argued that measures such as carbon capture and trade and conservation efforts are not sufficient to prevent the environmental disasters they are predicting; instead, they demanded a radical system change. Although they did not spell out what their ideal social system would be, we can assume they want...
  • Monsanto drops GM crop plan in EU

    07/20/2013 1:07:52 PM PDT · by opentalk · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | July 18, 2013
    Biotechnology giant Monsanto is scrapping plans to win approval to grow new types of genetically modified crops in the European Union. It says the move is due to the lack of prospects for cultivation in the EU... It comes just days after the EU began talks with the US on a wide-ranging trade deal, with agriculture likely to be one of the toughest issues. The company said it would now concentrate on growing its conventional seeds business in Europe. It will also look to get EU approval to import its genetically modified crop varieties from the US and South America...
  • GM food off the menu in Parliament's restaurants- ministers telling public to drop their opposition

    06/30/2013 2:03:25 PM PDT · by opentalk · 27 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 21, 2013 | Sean Poulter
    GM foods are banned from restaurants in the Houses of Parliament despite government claims it is ‘probably safer’ than other meals. Government ministers are demanding that ordinary families should abandon their reluctance to eat genetically modified food, however they are banned from MPs’ plates. This week the food and farming secretary, Owen Paterson, launched an extraordinary propaganda campaign to encourage the nation to accept GM crops and farming. He bolstered his campaign with claims that some seven million children in the Far East could have been saved from blindness or death in the last 15 years if only people had...
  • Northwest FBI Raids Target Occupy's 'Black Bloc'

    08/01/2012 8:58:17 AM PDT · by Baynative · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 31, 2012 | John Sexton
    The FBI has performed multiple raids of homes belonging to suspected anarchists in Portland, Oregon and in Olympia and Seattle, Washington. Five grand jury subpoenas have been issued in connection with the searches. Photos from a raid carried out in Portland show law enforcement seizing computers and boxes from a home. The raids appear to be part of an investigation into activities by the Occupy movement's "black bloc."
  • Stealing as Policy, from the Iron Curtain to Robert Byrd

    11/25/2011 4:43:27 AM PST · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/25/2011 | Ion Mihai Pacepa
    History often repeats itself, and if you have lived two lives, as I have done, you may have a chance of seeing that reenactment with your own eyes. “Stealing from capitalists is our duty,” I repeatedly heard Nikita Khrushchev shout. “Don’t raise your eyebrows, Comrades. I intentionally used the word steal. We have a historical duty to steal from capitalists.” “Stealing from capitalists is our historical duty,” I also often heard my former boss, Nicolae Ceausescu, shout as he banged the table with true Khrushchev-like fervor. Both leaders rose to lead their countries without ever having earned a single penny...
  • OWS Protesters Calling For ‘Day Of Action’ Following Loss Of Camp In Zuccotti Park

    11/16/2011 8:39:47 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 128 replies
    CBS New York.com ^ | 11/16/11 | CBS Staff
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The loss of their camp at Zuccotti Park doesn’t seem to be slowing down the Occupy Wall Street movement as protesters are calling for “a national day of direct action” on Thursday. It all starts with a rally in Liberty Square starting at 7 a.m. to “put an end to Wall Street’s reign of terror.” They plan on gathering at 16 subways stations around New York City to take their message to the trains. Finally, they say tens of thousands of protesters will end the day in Foley Square followed by a march to the Brooklyn...
  • Court order allows Occupy Wall St. protesters back

    11/15/2011 6:18:17 AM PST · by justlurking · 195 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 2011-11-15 | COLLEEN LONG and VERENA DOBNIK
    The National Lawyers Guild says it has obtained a court that allows Occupy Wall St. protesters to return with tents to a New York City park. The guild says the injunction prevents the city from enforcing park rules on Occupy Wall Street protesters. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city knew about the court order but has not seen it. He says the city plans to go court immediately.
  • NYPD Moves Into Zuccotti Park To Clear Out ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters

    11/15/2011 6:06:37 AM PST · by ETL · 11 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | November 14, 2011
    Hours After Manhattan Residents March On City Hall, Bloomberg Responds [snip] "...The OWS movement in New York City had become a serious detriment to residents and business owners living and working in the area near Zuccotti. Bloomberg was constantly under siege from residents to do something about the noise and reports of unsanitary conditions, in addition to the negative impact the demonstrations were having on local businesses. Residents got so enraged they decided to do something about it on Monday by marching on City Hall. WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond On The Story (see link) “No, I’m not going to take...
  • Lessons learned by a '60s activist for Occupy

    11/14/2011 6:00:25 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 13, 2011 | Daniel Raskin
    I was an activist and organizer in the antiwar and civil rights movements of the 1960s and '70s - movements that are reborn today in the Occupy protests. I hope today's activists can learn from our experience. I was in Students for a Democratic Society and was affiliated with the Weather Underground. As a member of Weather's aboveground support network, I worked to forge bonds between clandestine and public activists. I ran bail bond money when people got arrested and the donors wanted anonymity. I helped a brave man find a place to hide from the police. I studied martial...
  • Oregon Police Fear 'Occupy' Protesters Arming Themselves for Looming Confrontation

    11/12/2011 6:38:10 AM PST · by ETL · 74 replies
    Associated Press, via FoxNews.com ^ | November 11, 2011 | AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland police believe that some protesters inside the Occupy Portland encampments are building shields and makeshift weapons -- including nails hammered into wood -- in preparation for when authorities attempt to clear the parks this weekend, police said Friday. Occupy Portland organizers have repeatedly said the movement is nonviolent and have appealed to demonstrators to resist peacefully when the camps close at midnight on Saturday. They planned public marches and a potluck dinner before the deadline and hoped the public would take part. But police said as many as 150 anarchists may come to Portland to take...
  • Occupy Wall Street – Of Course Obama is OK With it – It’s Just More Alinsky

    11/11/2011 9:05:11 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 11 replies
    AlinskyDefeater's Blog ^ | 2011-10-24 | AlinskyDefeater
    Rules for Radicals, p. 113, “The first step in community organization is community disorganization.” It’s no wonder that President Obama and other politicos on the Left have embraced the Occupy Wall Street movement. They do it, not in spite of the excesses, but because of the excesses. In true Alinsky fashion Obama finds affinity with a group of anti-capitalists who defecate on police vehicles. Obama is a product of his Alinsky training, and of the 1960′s counter-revolution. It is second nature for Obama to sanction the types of political dissent with which he is familiar. When he saw a peaceful...
  • "Occupy DC" Violently Raids Tea Party's "Defending the American Dream Summit"...many injured

    Occupy DC protesters violently injured peaceful Tea Party go-ers (some elderly) and attemped to force entry into the Washington Convention Center on Friday (Nov 4, 2011), where Americans for Prosperity is hosting their "Defending the American Dream Summit." The protesters also formed roadblocks, surrounding the convention center and only allowing non-luxury cars to pass. Parents with their children were caught in the violence. Some injured... Auto/pedestrian accidents occured as Occupy protestors rushed into the streets hurling profanities at drivers and attempting to block drivers' paths. This has to stop...
  • Occupy Oakland in flames: Cops use tear gas and protesters are run over on violent night..

    11/03/2011 7:46:52 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 60 replies · 1+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 3 Nov 2011 | Hannah Roberts and Mark Duell
    Occupy Oakland protesters claimed victory after they shut down one of the nation's busiest shipping ports - escalating a movement whose tactics had largely been limited to marches, rallies and camps. In a five-hour stand-off protesters vandalised businesses and smashed bank windows, as they tried to shut down the city - and police appeared to respond using tear gas and flash bang grenades. The California demonstrators blocked operations at the city's port and stopped traffic on Wednesday in protests against economic inequality and police brutality, marred by scattered vandalism. Police in riot gear arrested dozens of protesters who had marched...
  • The 99%: Official list of Occupy Wall Street’s supporters, sponsors and sympathizers

    11/01/2011 4:01:20 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 31, 2011 | Zombie
    The Occupy Wall Street movement has received so much media coverage in recent weeks that it’s nearly impossible to keep abreast of all the developments. So many endorsements and criticisms coming from all directions enter the news cycle in such rapid succession that even the most dedicated news junkies may have missed out on many of the pronouncements. Supporters and detractors of OWS both might find it useful to have a handy all-inclusive list of who has endorsed or embraced the protest. To satisfy that demand, we hereby present a list of groups, organizations, individuals and entities that have expressed...
  • ‘Occupy' not in America's traditions

    10/28/2011 1:17:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | October 27, 2011 | Nicholas Wishek
    Protesters want government to punish Wall Street. Who’s next? Accolades are being heaped on the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators by the Left and their mainstream media cheerleaders. President Barack Obama proclaimed, "The protesters are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works." Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, "God bless them for their spontaneity!" The list goes on. OWS supporters paint the protesters as examples of what involved Americans should do. Since the original demonstrations began Sept. 17 the protesters have delivered numerous leftist socialist demands that would change our country, but they still been...
  • Cops surrounding Occupy Oakland

    10/25/2011 5:05:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies · 1+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 10/25/11 | Demian Bulwa
    Cops surrounding Occupy OaklandDemian Bulwa, Chronicle Staff Writer Tuesday, October 25, 2011 (10-25) 04:48 PDT OAKLAND -- Oakland police are arriving this morning in force, apparently preparing to remove hundreds of people from a plaza outside City Hall, two weeks after the protesters began building an intricate encampment as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement against corporate greed and economic inequality. Officers in riot helmets began arriving at Frank Ogawa Plaza at the corner of 14th Street and Broadway at 4:45 a.m. and formed a line in the street adjacent to the plaza. Some protesters began shouting, "Cops, go...
  • Return to Zuccotti Park (Occupy Wall Street)

    10/23/2011 11:04:56 PM PDT · by OddLane · 22 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | October 23, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    That is a photo of myself and Andrew Wilkow, host of the Wilkow Majority on the Sirius XM Patriot channel, standing outside of Zuccotti Park. He was there this weekend co-hosting a live remote with David Webb, seen below, at the scene of Occupy Wall Street.
  • Capitalist Offering Jobs at Occupy Portland Finds Few Takers

    10/21/2011 2:19:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies · 1+ views
    breitbart tv ^ | October 18, 2011 | Laughing at Liberals
    An evil capitalist goes to Occupy Portland looking to help people find work. Most people just pass by. One prospective worker is apparently a felon. Another gentleman declines after asking if the work is from a union... others merely mock the capitalist, or are more concerned with publicizing their marches. Out of the hundreds of people there, most of which complain about being out of work, only about 15 signed up for work.
  • Does Susan Sarandon's OWS support have anything to do with selling $40 sweaters?

    10/21/2011 8:42:58 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 22nd October 2011
    She is just one of the legions of celebrities who have dropped by the Occupy Wall Street protests to show their support... and perhaps gain a few column inches. But critics have pointed to the timing of it Susan Sarandon's support of the protest and the launch of a her as the face of clothing manufacturer Uniqlo. Her latest appearance was to support a Teamsters protest on Tuesday and the 65-year-old Oscar winner has stopped by the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park several times since September 27. -SNIP- Two weeks ago, the Dead Man Walking star was revealed...
  • NYPD arrests OWS organizer Debra Sweet

    10/21/2011 4:25:17 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 139 replies
    PressTV ^ | 10/21/2011
    Debra Sweet, the organizer of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, has been arrested by New York police, just minutes before her interview with Press TV channel.
  • Alinsky to Obama to Occupiers

    10/21/2011 4:07:54 AM PDT · by radioone · 28 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.21.11 | Quin Hillyer
    Civil unrest is President Barack Obama's crutch, his comfort zone, and his trump card. That's why he has encouraged the "Occupy Wall Street" protest and its progeny across the country, despite significant political dangers to him for doing so. Closer looks at Obama's career roots and at the protesters' behaviors help explain both why the protests are worrisome developments and why the president actually likes them. First, it helps to understand just how radical most of these protesters are -- and just how obscene. Clearly, they are mostly socialist or communist in orientation. And reports are rampant about the lewdness,...
  • Crime Surging at "Occupier" Sites - Scenes From "Lord of the Flies"

    10/20/2011 10:25:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 20, 2011 | JWF
    As the national media continues to promote the idea that these absurd "Occupy" protests demonstrate some groundswell of popular opinion, reports continue to emerge from localized media showing how ugly these encampments are becoming. A report out of Cleveland that  police are investigating a rape claim made by a 19-year-old woman last weekend has received little attention. Do you suppose if a rape claim was made against a tea partier that it would receive more attention?It's gotten so bad in Baltimore that organizers are discouraging alleged victims from going to the police (maybe they should go to Sheriff Biden).Meanwhile,...
  • RADICAL JIHADIST WEBSITE IN ARABIC SUPPORTING "OCCUPY WALL STREET" MOVEMENT (Just Found)

    10/20/2011 5:10:13 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 57 replies
    Hanein Website (in Arabic) ^ | 20 October 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
    Some Islamist (Wahhabist/Sunni) fundamentalist anti-American terrorists have been uncovered and are apparantly in support of the "Occupy Wall Street Movement" in the United States, and providing moral and perhaps personnel support based on monitoring of their Arabic language website. FBI and local law enforcement anti-terrorist units should be notified. Apologies for the link to this group's site (and the specific web section in which they promote "Occupy Wall Street"), but it proves the wider point for evidence' sake. FR of course does not condone nor support such activity (disclaimer). For information and investigative journalist purposes only. The site supporting...
  • NY protesters receive $435,000 in donations

    10/20/2011 6:28:23 AM PDT · by marty60 · 36 replies
    AP via klfy ^ | Posted: Oct 19, 2011 2:18 AM CDT | By KAREN MATTHEWS and VERENA DOBNIK
    NEW YORK (AP) - The Occupy Wall Street movement, which has spent a month bashing banks and other corporations, has become a money manager itself. The movement has $435,000 - $85,000 of it donated in person at the Manhattan park that's become the epicenter of the global "anti-greed" protests and the remainder from online credit-card donations, said Darrell Prince, an activist using his business background to keep track of the daily donations. "It's way more support than we ever thought would come in," Prince said.
  • Occupy L.A. protesters plan to expand their encampment [LA Police Support Idea]

    10/20/2011 1:13:55 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 31 replies · 15+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Kate Linthicum
    Occupy L.A. protesters camped outside City Hall plan to expand their demonstration to other downtown city property, perhaps as early as Wednesday evening. [snip]
  • Wall Street Protesters Half Right

    10/19/2011 4:12:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2011 | John Stossel
    What's there to say about Occupy Wall Street? The answer isn't so simple. Some complain about taxpayer bailouts of businesses. Good for them. In a true free market, failing firms would go out of business. They couldn't turn to Washington for help. But many protesters say they're against capitalism. Now things get confusing. What do they mean? If by "capitalism" they mean crony capitalism (let's call it crapitalism), a system in which favored business interests are supported by government, I'm against that, too. But if they mean the free market, then they are fools. When allowed to work, the market...
  • Obama: Occupy Wall Street ‘Not That Different’ From Tea Party Protests

    10/18/2011 10:48:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Obama: Occupy Wall Street ‘Not That Different’ From Tea Party Protests President Obama, who has become a target of the Occupy Wall Street protests sweeping the country, today embraced the economic frustration voiced on the streets and said in an exclusive interview with ABC News that his vision for the U.S. economic system is best suited to resolve protesters’ concerns. “I understand the frustrations being expressed in those protests,” Obama told ABC News senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper in the interview to air this evening on ABC News “Nightline” from Jamestown, N.C. “In some ways, they’re not that different...
  • OccupyWallStreet - Not

    10/05/2011 8:42:05 PM PDT · by Oceander · 158 replies · 3+ views
    Myself | Oct 5, 2011 | Oceander
    A little tourists' cornucopia from the big, bad OccupyWallStreet thingey. I took the images below on my way to work this morning - discarded most of 'em cause they were just too pathetic - and thought I'd share them. My absolute fave is that earnest-looking upper middle class white kid in the bottom 4 pix (my "vignettes") - especially the last one, where he's so neatly folding his Buzz Lightyear towel - probably still smells like the Downy fabric softener mommie used when she washed it for him. Please feel free to borrow as you wish, and to editorialize as...
  • Proof! Wall Street protests no 'spontaneous uprising' Major demonstration directed by leftist

    10/16/2011 10:35:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    wnd ^ | 10/16/11 | Aaron Klein
    A public relations firm closely partnered with the George Soros-funded Tides Foundation represented last week's anti-Wall Street march past millionaires' homes in New York, WND has learned. Fenton Communications has been behind the public relations strategy of a who's who of far-left causes, organizations and activists, from Soros himself to Health Care for America Now to crafting strategies for MoveOn.org and a litany of anti-war groups. Fenton, which works closely with Tides, first made its name representing communist dictatorships in the 1980s. Fenton's founder is tied to President Obama and to a slew of Saul Alinsky-style community organizing groups directly...
  • Are the communist revolutionaries behind "Occupy Wall Street" trying to recreate Kent State?

    10/16/2011 8:50:21 AM PDT · by ETL · 31 replies
    various sources | various authors
    Re: Occupy Wall Street, 2011 He [NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly] said that following Wednesday's [Oct 12, 2011] 10,000-strong union march, a much smaller group tried to storm police barricades at Wall Street and Broadway. "They locked their arms. They counted down - 10, 9, 8, 7, 6. Then they decided to charge the police. That is going to be met with some physical force," Kelly said. (Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ... ********************************************************************************************************************* Re: Kent State, 1969 "the purpose of all this agitation at Kent State was to recruit as much cannon fodder as possible, and then to provoke...
  • Thousands of Protesters Fill NYC's Times Square

    10/16/2011 6:22:52 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 73 replies
    Philly.com & AP ^ | 10/16/11 | CHRIS HAWLEY
    NEW YORK - Thousands of demonstrators protesting corporate greed filled Times Square on Saturday night, mixing with gawkers, Broadway showgoers, tourists and police to create a chaotic scene in the midst of Manhattan. "Banks got bailed out, we got sold out!" protesters chanted from within police barricades. Police, some in riot gear and mounted on horses, tried to push them out of the square and onto the sidewalks in an attempt to funnel the crowds away. Sandy Peterson of Salt Lake City, who was in Times Square after seeing "The Book of Mormon" musical on Broadway, got caught up in...
  • Occupy Wall Street Twinkle Time - OWSers give the twinkle sign

    10/16/2011 5:14:06 AM PDT · by vrwc54 · 31 replies
    You Tube ^ | RobtKraft/Granny Jan
    Twinkle, twinkle little star, Occupy Wall Street is bizarre.
  • "Occupy" Protests Go Worldwide (Fox News)

    10/15/2011 6:10:29 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/15/2011 | Fox News
    <p>Fox News had Breaking News this AM that the "occupy wall street" proteats are not happening all over the worlds. They had a live video of Rome where they were starting fires.</p>
  • The battle of Wall Street: Violence erupts as police clash with protesters

    10/14/2011 7:47:53 AM PDT · by Beckett08 · 21 replies
    Violence erupted on Wall Street this morning with hundreds of jubilant protesters clashing with police as they march - jumping over barriers, pushing over police scooters and blocking traffic. Fifteen protesters have already been arrested in New York today after they got into fights with police officers after a planned 'eviction' was postponed following a last-minute standoff with authorities. Park owners - backed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg - put off the scheduled clean-up.
  • Violence Breaks Out During ‘Occupy Wall Street’ March Toward New York Stock Exchange

    10/14/2011 6:56:34 AM PDT · by ETL · 196 replies · 1+ views
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Just a few hours after protesters learned they’d be able to stay in Zuccotti Park indefinitely, violence broke out as a group marched away from it. Protesters, apparently jubilant over being able to stay in the park after their furious cleanup efforts, took their brooms, flags and signs and started fanning out at around 7:30 a.m. 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reported the protesters were saying things to the effect that now that they’d cleaned up the park, they were going to clean up Wall Street. A group of protesters headed south on Broadway toward the New...
  • Who's behind the Wall St. protests? (Billionaire Soros busted!)

    10/13/2011 8:56:28 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 28 replies
    reuters ^ | 10/13/2011 | Mark Egan and Michelle Nichols
    Anti-Wall Street protesters say the rich are getting richer while average Americans suffer, but the group that started it all may have benefited indirectly from the largesse of one of the world's richest men. There has been much speculation over who is financing the disparate protest, which has spread to cities across America and lasted nearly four weeks. One name that keeps coming up is investor George Soros, who in September debuted in the top 10 list of wealthiest Americans. Conservative critics contend the movement is a Trojan horse for a secret Soros agenda. Soros and the protesters deny any...
  • "Occupy Wall Street" now in 25 cities (and none of them know what they're yelling about)

    10/10/2011 3:40:18 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 51 replies
    cbs ^ | 10/10/2011 | Bigad Shaban
    The movement known as "Occupy Wall Street" has spread far beyond its starting point in lower Manhattan. CBS News correspondent Bigad Shaban reports that it now has offshoots in 25 cities nationwide, and political leaders from both sides are weighing in. From D.C. to Alabama to Portland, demonstrators protest everything from corporate greed to joblessness to economic inequality. Back in N.Y., 39-year-old Jesse LaGreca is one of the more prominent voices. "You've got people here being told they need to face a lower standard of living, that we can't pay the wages that we used to enjoy, that the promises...
  • Democrats Seek to Own 'Occupy Wall Street' Movement

    10/09/2011 10:35:27 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 59 replies
    Occupation can lead to ownership, whether or not you want it. The spread of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement was met with initial hesitation in both the Democratic and Republican parties. That might be an appropriate response to any protests that aim themselves squarely at the establishment, particularly those with goals that are diverse and diffuse as the current protesters' are. But a consensus is emerging among Democrats that the "Occupy" movement is worth tapping into, even helping along and joining with in some instances. "I support the message to the establishment," House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said on...
  • Occupy Cleveland movement gains support from Tea Party, Ben & Jerry's

    10/09/2011 7:29:15 AM PDT · by EBH · 75 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 10/8/11 | Michael Sangiacomo, The Plain Dealer
    FedCLEVELAND, Ohio -- Speakers at an Occupy Cleveland rally near the Free Stamp in Willard Park said the movement was endorsed today by supporters on the left and the right, which tells them they are on to something. "The board of directors of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream said today they backed the movement," Chris Sobolewski told a crowd of about 200 people Saturday afternoon. "Then we learned that Fed Up USA, one of the founding groups of the Tea Party also support the movement. "I figure any time you can get a bunch of hippies who make ice cream...
  • Occupy Wall Street costing taxpayers $2 million in police overtime – and counting – NYPD says

    10/09/2011 5:16:24 AM PDT · by ETL · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Oct 7, 2011 | Rocco Parascandola, Reuven Blau, Helen Kennedy
    The NYPD said Thursday that three weeks of anti-Wall Street demonstrations have cost the city $2 million in police overtime and defended the use of pepper spray and batons to control rowdy crowds. "I think the vast majority of people who protest were peaceful," said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. "But there's clearly a core group of self-styled anarchists - that's what they call themselves - who want to have a confrontation with police." OCCUPY WALL STREET: SCENES OF PROTEST He said that following Wednesday's 10,000-strong union march, a much smaller group tried to storm police barricades at Wall Street and...
  • How did we get to the tea partyers and the Occupiers?

    10/09/2011 1:56:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 9, 2011 | Joseph N. DiStefano
    The struggle for America is financed by the most successful people in the country, working through some of the most worried. Occupy Wall Street, and its campout demonstrations by underemployed Americans, is backed by labor unions and armed with share-the-wealth ideas from the liberal-advocacy groups financed by George Soros, the currency speculator who ranks high on the new Forbes magazine list of the richest Americans. The tea party cut-the-government movement, born from similar if better-dressed rallies a few years back, is funded by other wealthy Americans, like the industrialist and antiregulation brothers Charles and David Koch, who rank just above...
  • ‘Kill the cops!’ shout reported during ‘Occupy New Orleans’ protest

    10/07/2011 9:55:24 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies
    ‘Kill the cops!’ shout reported during ‘Occupy New Orleans’ protest By James Plummer - The Daily Caller 12:42 AM 10/07/2011 ADVERTISEMENT NEW ORLEANS – The “Occupy Wall Street” movement came to the Big Easy on Thursday, but its expression of varied and often clashing political messages quickly turned difficult. As about 500 New Orleans protesters marched, complete with a small brass band, from Orleans Parish Prison to the Federal Reserve and then inside City Hall, one activist told The Daily Caller she heard shouts of “Kill the cops!” With tensions running high between police and protesters outside the prison, marcher...
  • Occupy Wall Street! Collective statement of the protesters… (Bill Ayers)

    10/06/2011 9:43:05 AM PDT · by mnehring · 87 replies
    Bill Ayers ^ | 10/05 | Bill Ayers
    What follows is the first official, collective statement of the protesters in Zuccotti Park: As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies. As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals...
  • Obama, Democrats Plan to Tie GOP to Wall Street

    The burgeoning of populist protests in New York and other cities shows that resentment over the economy is growing, and Democratic strategists are moving aggressively to show that President Obama and his party are taking steps to solve the problem while Republicans are standing in the way.
  • Occupy Wall Street? Do you even understand Wall Street?

    10/06/2011 8:34:50 AM PDT · by joethedrummer · 32 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Oct. 3, 2011 | Doug Hirschhorn
    Go ahead, Occupy Wall Street until your heart is content, but could you please be a little more specific on who or what you are angry at? The Sell-side? The Buy-side? Financial advisors? Retail traders? Mutual funds? The Sales traders? The Execution traders? The Market makers? The flow traders? The Research analysts? The Quants? The High Frequency traders? The Administrative Assistants? The Human Resource departments? The IT departments? Prime Brokerage sales? The Risk Managers? I am confused. Do you even know the difference between sell-side and buy-side? Or is it everyone you are angry at and just taking the lazy...
  • Wayseers Manifesto - Occupy the Wall Street Occupiers

    10/06/2011 7:59:34 AM PDT · by charlene4 · 9 replies
    OathKeepers ^ | Oct. 5,2011 | OathKeepers
    The Occupation! This introductory article has been up online less than twelve hours and has already spawned a range of reactions, most of which are pre-judgments rendered by readers who do not have the full story. That is my fault, and I apologize to those readers. Please let me explain what this article is about. Oath Keepers has an assessment of what is currently happening in America regarding the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, which is spreading. On Tuesday, October 04, 2011, we came up with a plan, a new initiative which shall be Oath Keepers’ response to the demonstrations billed...
  • Occupy Wall Street: A Manifesto

    10/05/2011 6:28:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2011 | David Harsanyi
    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men, women and transgendered -- and any other human who is able to elude the tyranny of work for a couple of weeks -- are created equal. We gather to be free not of tyranny, but of responsibility and college tuitions. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that a government long established and a nation long prosperous be changed for light and transient causes. So let our demands* be submitted to a candid world. First, we are imbued with as many inalienable rights as a few thousand college kids and a gaggle of...
  • Occupy Wall Street: George Soros Understands Protesters’ Pain

    10/04/2011 8:55:56 AM PDT · by Beckett08 · 23 replies
    IB Times ^ | 10/04/2011
    Billionaire investor George Soros said he sympathizes with the protesters who have camped out near Wall Street in New York and inspired similar anti-corporate demonstrations in other major cities across the United S While announcing a $40-million aid pledge at the United Nations for rural African development, Soros told media that he understood the protesters’ rage over big government bailout for banks "Actually I can understand their [protesters] sentiment, frankly," he said. "And at the same time the decision not to inject capital into the banks, but to effectively relieve them of their bad assets and then allow them to...
  • Anonymous Threatens to Shut Down Wall Street (Leftists Gear up for October)

    10/04/2011 6:29:43 AM PDT · by Beckett08 · 132 replies
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