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  • New York police eject Occupy protesters, arrest six (the freeloader spring thaw)

    03/21/2012 6:02:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/21/12 | Barbara Goldberg
    New York police eject Occupy protesters, arrest sixBy Barbara Goldberg | Reuters – 2 hrs 5 mins ago NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 100 protesters from the reawakened Occupy Wall Street movement were ejected from Union Square Park early Wednesday after a standoff with police resulted in six arrests. **SNIP** One person, Paul Schoechert, who refused to leave the park was arrested at 12:20 a.m. for disorderly conduct and violating a local law on park closure. The crowd continued to mill around the area and before dawn five other men were arrested for blocking pedestrian traffic, police said. Charges...
  • Iowa House Democrats leave Statehouse in protest (Demoncrats flee pro-RKBA bills, 2nd Amendment)

    02/29/2012 9:04:22 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 29 FEB 2012 | James Q. Lynch
    Iowa House Democrats left the Capitol in protest Wednesday, saying they were betrayed by the Republican majority that decided this morning to debate controversial gun rights legislation. “We’ve been doubled-crossed,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, D-Des Moines, just before he lead his 40-member caucus out of the Statehouse. Democrats had been led to believe a constitutional amendment spelling out Iowans’ right to bear arms and the so-called “Castle Doctrine” giving Iowans the right to defend themselves would not be debated Feb. 29, McCarthy said. However, he was told after both parties went into their routine closed-door meetings to discuss...
  • Breaking News: Indiana Dems Run Again, Right-to-Work Bill On Hold

    01/23/2012 11:12:10 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/23/2012 | Jack Spencer
    INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's march toward becoming the nation's 23rd right-to-work state is once again in limbo. House Democrats here refused to return to the Indiana House floor Tuesday evening, abandoning a deal that was supposed to lead to a vote on right-to-work legislation by the end of this week. Indiana Senate Bill 269 and House Bill 1001 would make it a Class A misdemeanor to require an individual to join or remain in a union or to pay any dues, fees or other charges to that same labor organization. After the Democrats refused to come back from a recess in...
  • Burn! Split! Invest! Occupy Wall Street organizers left with decisions

    01/08/2012 9:12:33 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 1+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 8, 2012 | Meghan Keneally
    It seems that railing against big banks and the reviled 1 per cent is actually a big business in itself for the Occupy Wall Street protesters. Over the past three months since the Occupy Wall Street protests began, the movement raised a whopping $706,855.91 through online and personal donations. After massive amounts of laundry, food, and subway passes, the group now has $300,000 left to spend as they see fit.
  • ‘Occupy LA’ Hoping To Make Presence Known At Rose Parade

    01/01/2012 3:37:40 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    CBS) | January 1, 2012 1:55 PM
    Members of the “Occupy LA” movement are planning to make their presence felt at the 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade. The demonstrators plan to walk banners ahead of a 250-foot by 50-foot blowup of the U.S. Constitution on Monday, as well as, a new version of a giant octopus puppet that was assembled during their two-month stay at City Hall. “The new octopus is much more glorious and fully reflect Wall Street and all its ugliness,” said Pete Thottam, organizer of the Occupy Rose Parade. Two marching bands will follow along with several people in costume but “Occupy” is not...
  • $1 million OT tab needed to quash Occupy Boston

    12/10/2011 9:25:33 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 10, 2011 | Dave Wedge
    Mayor Thomas M. Menino hailed police for their "professionalism" in peacefully breaking up the Occupy Boston encampment in Dewey Square after 70 days, and also thanked protesters for showing "restraint."
  • Boston Mayor Menino gives Occupy protesters midnight deadline, threatens ‘further action’

    12/08/2011 8:29:35 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 8, 2011 | David Filipov and Martin Finucane
    Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino today gave Occupy Boston protesters a midnight deadline to leave their Dewey Square encampment. “If not, we’ll take further action,” he said.
  • Occupy L.A.: 30 tons of debris left behind at City Hall tent city

    12/01/2011 2:00:40 PM PST · by greatdefender · 8 replies
    Sanitation officials said Wednesday that they expect to haul away 30 tons of debris from the Occupy L.A. encampment –- everything from clothing to heaps of garbage to oddball curiosities left behind by the protesters who lived at the City Hall tent city for two months. Andrea Alarcon, president of the city Public Works board, said workers already have removed 25 tons of belongings from the City Hall park, all of it heading straight to a landfill. Sanitation crews also have vacuumed up about 3,000 gallons of water that had washed into a catch basin in recent days and are...
  • Occupy Boston accused of racism by own offshoot

    11/22/2011 2:37:35 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Boston Metro ^ | November 21, 2011 | STEVE ANNEAR
    A member of Occupy the Hood Boston, an activist group focused on social inequities in urban communities, said the group formally separated from Occupy Boston. Community activist Jamal Crawford said elements such as “racism and white privilege” have been “hindrances to forward progress,” in an e-mail he sent to occupiers, demanding certain things change. “I can’t say all of OB is racist or OB itself is racist [but] we witnessed and experienced white privilege and racism,” he said.
  • National Cost of “Occupation” to Top $12 Million [and only 3621 arrests!]

    11/18/2011 9:02:47 AM PST · by freespirited · 19 replies
    Commentary ^ | 11/17/11 | Alana Goodman
    On the eve of the Occupy Wall Street protests, it’s useful to take a look at its legacy. There are plenty of ways to measure the depravity that we’ve seen during the past several months, but it’s simplest to focus on the following themes: arrests, assaults, death and disease – plus the financial burden that the rest of the country has to shoulder in order to clean it all up:Number of arrests: 3,621 (via Occupy Arrests )Number of deaths: 4 – one murder, one suicide, one suspected drug overdose and one mystery.Number of sexual assaults: At least seven that have...
  • OWS: The Failures of Socialism in High Speed

    11/16/2011 8:22:22 AM PST · by Mr. K · 27 replies
    Free Republic Freepers Rule! ^ | 11/16/2011 | self/vanity
    Occupy wall street is a great demonstration for us all. It is all the failures of Socialism captured in high speed! like a time-lapse photo of 40 years squeezed down to 2 months. First the exhilaration and chanting. All the liberal propogandists showing smiling happy 'protesters' organizeing to help 'The Workers'. The democrats and media propogandists express their loving support for 'The Workers'. Unlike their disdain for those other people with actual jobs- the TEA party. Then we see the lazy people sitting around waiting to be fed, crapping all over themselves (no one ‘assigned’ to wash them, I guess)...
  • Occupy Boston asserts its staying power

    11/16/2011 5:58:22 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 16, 2011 | John Zaremba, Christine McConville and Dave Wedge
    Occupy Boston protesters vow they won’t be forced out of their tent city like New York’s Wall Street campers were yesterday — even as Mayor Thomas M. Menino promised they can stay — but legal advocates launched a pre-emptive strike anyway to bar the city from evicting them. “Mayor Menino you should know, hell no, we won’t go!” a protester tweeted at @Occupy_ Boston, marking progress online as a chanting group marched through downtown last night.
  • Sex at Plaza Steams Up OccupyMN Protest

    11/16/2011 7:47:55 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    FOX 9 News ^ | November 15, 2011 | Leah Beno / Shelby Capacio
    MINNEAPOLIS - The Occupy Minnesota protest has been going on for 40 days, and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office says the protests have been calm over all -- but it hasn't all been squeaky clean. In fact, there have been multiple reports of sex on the Hennepin County Government Center plaza. "People have sex. When you have people, there are needs to be fulfilled -- not that I advocate that, but yeah. That did happen," said John Steitz. Steitz wasn't the protestor involved in the in-the-open intercourse, but he knows who was. Still, he says he and other occupiers are...

    11/16/2011 3:47:58 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Consulate of Japan in the United States (New York City) Website ^ | 16 November 2011 | Consulate of Japan in New York (in Japanese)
    Here is the link to the just-issued-warning to Japanese residents and visitors in New York City by their Consulate to stay away from those "Occupy" people. LINK
  • 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 ^ | 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...

    11/14/2011 6:10:54 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 84 replies
    Occupy Oakland Livestream Link ^ | 15 November 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
    Communist/Anarchist OWS Demonstrators have been taunting the local police for HOURS on end to provoke them into a fight, and now the police in Oakland, with support by many other local agencies, appear to have had just about enough and appear ready to restore order to the streets of the city.Live Leftist Link Here6:00 a.m. Pacific/9:00 a.m. Eastern.
  • New Anthem of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) Has Been Released (Humor)

    11/14/2011 12:01:20 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 15 November 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
  • 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 ^ | 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 Charleston protestors take over Bachmann's speech (Michelle escorted off for her own safety)

    11/11/2011 6:30:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Count on 2 ^ | 11/10/11 | Andy Wontor
    Occupy Charleston protestors take over Bachmann's speechBy: Andy Wontor Updated: November 10, 2011 - 9:54 PM "Mic check!! Mic check! This will only take a minute. We have a message for Mrs. Bachmann...." Michelle Bachmann, Presidential candidate, interrupted as Occupy Charleston took over her foreign policy speech. The protestors read a speech of their own to the Minnesota congresswoman, calling her out because they believe she caters to the 1%. "As an elected official, her obligation should be to the electorate, not just to the few people writing checks," says Christopher Ingleice of the Occupy Charleston movement. **SNIP** After the...
  • It’s crime all the time at Zuccotti Park (Obamaville Tent City is becoming Camp Crime)

    11/09/2011 5:32:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    It’s crime all the time at Zuccotti ParkBy LARRY CELONA, JAMIE SCHRAM and KIRSTAN CONLEY Last Updated: 9:36 AM, November 7, 2011 Tent City is becoming Camp Crime. Occupy Wall Street squatters at Zuccotti Park have been busted in recent weeks for incidents ranging from petty thefts to menacing threats and from low-life drug sales to sicko sex attacks, law-enforcement sources told The Post. The complaints have been a near-daily phenomena since Oct. 11, just about three weeks after a few dozen anti-greed activists began occupying the private park. “There’s been a spike in crime the last few weeks,” one...
  • Occupy Boston arrests continue to mount

    11/08/2011 5:20:37 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 8, 2011 | Marie Szaniszlo and Ramin Edmond
    Four Occupy Boston demonstrators were arraigned in Boston Municipal Court today following their arrests Saturday on charges ranging from disorderly conduct to stealing a police bicycle. Langston Peace, 29, of Boston was arrested about 1:30 p.m. Saturday when he allegedly walked off with an officer’s bike during a march in Downtown Crossing. Peace was charged with larceny over $250 and is due back in court on Dec. 14.
  • Occupiers terrorize us: eatery (Occupy Wall Street)

    11/08/2011 3:41:05 AM PST · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 8, 2011 | AMBER SUTHERLAND and BOB FREDERICKS
    “I’ve been told, ‘Watch your back!’ 10 times,” Stacey Tzortzatos, owner of Panini & Co. Breads, located across from Zuccotti Park, told The Post yesterday. She and her employees are terrified by the constant threats, which she said began after she demanded the protesters stop using her shop’s restroom as a place to bathe every day. The final straw came about two weeks ago, when the demonstrators broke a bathroom sink, flooding the shop, and clogged the toilet -- setting her back $3,000 in damages. She put up a sign that said the bathroom was out of order, but they...
  • Where do you stand on the Occupy and Tea Party movements? (Freep this poll)

    11/07/2011 6:56:47 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 7, 2011 | Joe Battenfeld
    The Occupy Wall Street movement may be starting to lose its luster with the American public, with four in ten now saying they have an unfavorable view of the protests, a new nationwide UMass Lowell/Boston Herald poll shows. The online poll of 1,005 American adults reveals that 35 percent still have a positive impression of the Occupy movement, but 40 percent now say they have an unfavorable opinion. About one quarter of the poll respondents had no opinion or were unsure.
  • "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...
  • Hub to Occupy: Shape up or ship out

    11/04/2011 10:25:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 5, 2011 | Dave Wedge and John Zaremba
    City officials are vowing to keep the heat on derelict protest-crashers at Occupy Boston, while some demonstrators are calling for drug dealers and lawbreakers to hit the road. “We are looking to get our act together,” said Mike Ippolito, an Occupier who has lived in the makeshift camp since its first day. “Actions are being taken to tighten up. ... I believe weapons, drugs and alcohol have no place here.”
  • Milk Street Cafe Owner Sacks 21 Employees As Consequence Of Occupy Wall Street Demonstration

    11/03/2011 1:54:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    CBS NewYork ^ | November 1, 2011
    The Occupy Wall Street movement, which says its goals include improving the economic lot for 99 percent of Americans, may have some explaining to do to some cafe workers now out of a job. Marc Epstein, owner of the Milk Street Cafe at 40 Wall Street, just let 21 employees go. The reason? The barricades police have set up throughout Wall Street as a consequence of the ongoing demonstration. ... “I think this is an issue of both Occupy Wall Street and the city officials. There’s protest and how you react to protest,” Epstein said. “If the barriers do not...
  • Hackers attack ‘Occupy Wall Street’ opposition website

    11/02/2011 6:18:31 PM PDT · by markomalley
    Daily Caller ^ | Nov 2, 2011 | Josh Peterson
    OWS Exposed, a blog that aggregates Occupy Wall Street news, suffered a cyber attack late last week. The site’s owner, a conservative opponent of the left-wing protest movement, discovered malicious code had been inserted into his website’s infrastructure.“Somebody found a back door to our website and planted a bunch of PHP scripts,” Jeff Davis, president of the conservative issue advocacy group Minnesota Majority, told The Daily Caller Monday. PHP, a general-purpose scripting language, is often used for Web development and can be embedded into HTML to produce dynamic web pages. Power Line’s John Hinderaker first blogged about the website on October 27, and...
  • End the Occupation

    11/03/2011 5:00:18 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 7 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Nov 2, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    The big lie of Occupy Wall Street begins with its name, it isn't occupying Wall Street, it's occupying the resources of a city with a budget crisis on its hands. Wall Street has been locked down since after September 11 and the Zuccotti Park encampment and its associated barricades isn't doing much to impact the lives of the brokers and financial analysts the idiots in their best protest gear are braying about. The people who are being impacted are the small businesses adjacent to the protesters who are experiencing a return of the post 9/11 lockdown that wiped out so...
  • Message to Occupy Wall Streeters: "Bring it!"

    10/28/2011 10:16:02 PM PDT · by Windflier · 11 replies
    Common Sense Government Views ^ | 28 October 2011 | Stan Dubin
    You gotta love the Occupy Wall Street protesters. They make it SO easy for the rest of us. They show up and protest. This is good. We cherish having the right to protest. We love when anyone exercises this right. But with the Occupy crowd, things started getting a bit rough around the edges. The areas they occupied started getting a bit dirty. Then VERY dirty. Local retailers and residents were put upon. In some areas VERY put upon. Then we heard some of the protesters were stealing from each other. Ouch! Then came violating city ordinances. Then scuffles with...
  • Occupy Oakland Protester admits bottles were thrown at Police BEFORE police responded

    10/28/2011 8:30:45 PM PDT · by grundle · 7 replies
    Occupy Oakland Protester admits bottles were thrown at Police BEFORE police responded
  • Wall Street protesters prepare for harsh weather (Pampered Fleebaggers giving up, going home...)

    10/28/2011 3:45:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/28/11 | ERIKA NIEDOWSKI
    Anti-Wall Street protesters around the country who are vowing to stand their ground against the police and politicians are also digging in against a different kind of adversary: cold weather. -snip- The activists also know full well that the number of demonstrators is likely to drop as the weather gets colder.
  • Why Occupy Wall Street Needs a Republican President

    10/28/2011 5:23:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 28, 2011 | Jonah Goldberg
    There's only one way the Occupy Wall Street movement can become like the tea parties, and that's for Barack Obama to lose in 2012. Why? Because Obama is the most divisive figure in American politics today. I suspect that sentence reads funny to some people because in the mainstream press, "divisive" is usually a term reserved for "conservatives we disagree with." But as a factual matter it can apply to anybody who is, well, divisive. Obviously, Obama divides the right and left. That's not all that interesting or relevant (even if it does represent a failure to live up to...
  • ‘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...
  • Occupy Boston expels 2 finance team members

    10/27/2011 10:27:01 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 27, 2011 | John Zaremba
    Occupy Boston has booted two members of its finance team after accusations they spent money without permission and tried to set up a fundraiser with the city teacher’s union.The group identified the accused in a blog posting and in an apologetic letter to the teacher’s union. The Herald is withholding their names because they have not been charged. "We strongly recommend against giving them any funds for any reason whatsoever," the group said in a letter to the teacher’s union. "We regret that our first point of contact with you had come with such a negative tone. We cherish your...
  • Occupy Wall Street kitchen staff protesting fixing food for freeloaders (Brown rice for everyone!)

    10/27/2011 4:47:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/27/11 | SELIM ALGAR and BOB FREDERICKS
    Occupy Wall Street kitchen staff protesting fixing food for freeloadersBy SELIM ALGAR and BOB FREDERICKS Last Updated: 7:05 AM, October 27, 2011 The Occupy Wall Street volunteer kitchen staff launched a “counter” revolution yesterday -- because they’re angry about working 18-hour days to provide food for “professional homeless” people and ex-cons masquerading as protesters. For three days beginning tomorrow, the cooks will serve only brown rice and other spartan grub instead of the usual menu of organic chicken and vegetables, spaghetti bolognese, and roasted beet and sheep’s-milk-cheese salad. They will also provide directions to local soup kitchens for the vagrants,...
  • Health conditions ripe for disaster, officials fear

    10/26/2011 5:17:13 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 22 replies
    Food-borne illnesses, a flu outbreak, hypothermia, sexually transmitted diseases and vermin are just some of the hazards experts say make Occupy Boston a public health disaster waiting to happen — as City Hall turns a blind eye. “The longer you’ve got a big group of people in an unsanitary location, the more at risk they’re going to be for infectious diseases. Time is only beginning to tell where this is going to go,” said Janelle Vaesa, a public health researcher who has studied similar deteriorating conditions at Occupy Wall Street in New York. San Francisco health officials report they’ve subjected...
  • 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.
  • Alec Baldwin joins Occupy Wall Street to tell protesters 'capitalism is worthwhile'...

    10/22/2011 2:35:28 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 21 October 2011 | Louise Boyle
    This is the two faces of Alec Baldwin, an actor well known for his liberal views, who joined Occupy Wall Street with the message that 'capitalism is worthwhile'. The 30 Rock star was mobbed at the demonstration in Manhattan with protesters clamouring for his opinion - all the while he remains the public face of one of America's biggest banks, splashed across billboards and on TV commercials. Baldwin showed his support for the cause, now in its second month, which has already been attended by other celebrities including Susan Sarandon, Mark Ruffalo, Kanye West and Russell Brand. At the event,...
  • Winter woes threaten Wall Street occupiers

    10/22/2011 9:28:31 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Asiaone ^ | Oct 22, 2011 | AFP
    NEW YORK - They put on a gritty war face and insist they are more determined now than ever, but the Occupy Wall Street campers now face the slow advance of an unrelenting enemy: the New York winter. As freezing winds blew Friday over the epicenter of their protests, Zuccotti Park in Manhattan, the demonstrators were already huddling in significantly reduced numbers.At night, the several hundred people who sleep on site in the financial district bundle up as best they can under plastic tarps, hunkering down in sleeping bags and emergency blankets as tents are forbidden on the plaza.Many sleep...
  • 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.
  • Bill O'Reilly: Are We the Wall Street Protesters?

    10/21/2011 11:44:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 22, 2011 | Bill O'Reilly
    If you believe a column in Newsweek magazine, most of the Occupy Wall Street protesters are just regular folks, people like you and me. Writer Michael Daly puts forth that the demonstrators simply have had enough of an unfair economic system, and what's wrong with that? But a survey taken at the protest site in New York City tells quite another story. Pollster Doug Schoen, who once worked for President Clinton, had his staff ask 200 protesters to define themselves. -- Just 15 percent are unemployed. -- Most voted for Barack Obama in 2008, but now only 44 percent approve...
  • Occupy Toronto "This Man Was in my Tent Sniffing my Girlfriend’s Feet”

    10/20/2011 3:24:08 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 87 replies · 1+ views
    MRC TV ^ | Thursday, October 20, 2011 | Stephen Gutowski
    A man is arrested at Occupy Toronto after allegedly smelling a woman's feet and trying to get other protesters to drink urine. The Protester who uploaded this video also left this comment on it claiming his girlfriend was groped by this man as well: "He was also groping her but I failed to mention due to being a bit emotionally tied up. Evidently the cop and I cleared it up wish I could have reacted perfectly. If I didn`t get this evidence I feel those who were still in the tent would have discovered it."
  • Community Board Asks "Occupy Wall Street" Protesters To Clean Up, Quiet Down [urinating in street]

    10/21/2011 8:03:17 AM PDT · by ETL · 33 replies
    NY-1 News ^ | Oct 20, 2011 | Michael Herzenberg
    “This has been a nightmare,” said Brian Summers, who lives near Zuccotti Park. Summers said those trying to force corporations to become better corporate citizens should learn to be better citizens themselves. “It makes us feel horrible. We work down here, we live down here,” said Summers. Drums are played each and every day. The noise registers as 117 on a decibel meter. According to the federal government, regular exposure to 110 decibels can lead to permanent hearing loss. From blocks away, it might not be physically harmful, but neighbors say it's damaging lives. “We support the message, and a...
  • 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,...
  • Oakland orders Occupy protesters to leave plaza

    10/21/2011 12:37:18 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 20 replies · 1+ views
    San Fran Chron ^ | 10/21/11 | Demian Bulwa
    Oakland officials Thursday night ordered protesters inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement to vacate Frank Ogawa Plaza outside City Hall, where hundreds of people have lived since Oct. 10 in an elaborate tent city complete with a kitchen, a school and a medical tent. A document titled "Notice to Vacate Frank Ogawa Plaza" was posted on the city's website at 8 p.m. by the office of City Administrator Deanna Santana. It said Oakland was committed to allowing free speech, but also had a responsibility to protect public safety. "We believe that after 10 days, the City can no longer...