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  • 'Occupy' terrorists now called 'Radical Right' by Southern Poverty Law Center

    09/10/2012 9:34:08 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sep 9, 2012 | Thomas Lifson
    The media has done its best to ignore the Occupy terrorists, but have now confessed. Perhaps drawing inspiration from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who can lie with an utterly straight face about reality (what she said on tape about the Israeli ambassador, what happened on the floor of the DNC when the words Jerusalem and God were excised and then restored to the platform), the Southern Poverty Law Center has stepped in to solve the problem for the left. Re-define the Occupy movement as "radical right."
  • How the Tea Party Beat Occupy Wall Street

    08/21/2012 6:16:39 AM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 21, 2012 | David Weidner
    About a year ago I called Occupy Wall Street a “tea party with brains.” Today, I’m the one who needs his head examined. Occupy Wall Street, the movement critical of banks, the super rich and their influence in our politics and daily lives, has failed to live up to its promise as an important social and political force. Though its core message — that big finance and greed undermines society and corrupts our political system — is fundamentally correct, Occupy hasn’t lived up to the standard set by the tea party in its ability to turn grievance into a political...
  • 'Occupy' Movement Member Ticketed for Trespassing as Fire Alarm Is Pulled Disrupting Conference

    08/01/2012 2:37:16 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/30/2012 | Tom Gantert
    One Occupy Wall Street protester was ticketed for trespassing and a fire alarm went off over the weekend at the hotel holding the American Legislative Exchange Council's 39th annual meeting in Salt Lake City, according to Salt Lake City police. Salt Lake City Police Detective Joshua Ashdown said that police were investigating how the fire alarm was pulled, but that nobody was seen doing it. Pulling a fire alarm is a misdemeanor, Ashdown said. The Occupy movement’s Salt Lake City branch had posted on its website that it wanted to disrupt the ALEC convention. The American Legislative Exchange Council works...
  • “Occupy the RNC” Instructional Video Advises Firebombing Police Officers

    07/12/2012 6:16:06 PM PDT · by massmike · 26 replies
    “ResistRNC,” a five day Occupy protest of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida this August, has some chilling new videos posted on their website that encourages horrific protestor violence towards police. In a statement at the top of the action webpage, resistRNC says, “if you are looking for ideas to help you with your action planning, here are some helpful videos!” In one of ResistRNC’s “helpful videos,” a young man is seen lighting a Molotov cocktail on fire, and then hurling the firebomb towards a group of police. The video is actually a mashup of a Jay-Z and Kanye...
  • Liberal WaPo Columnist: 'OWS Is Going Nowhere Fast'

    05/23/2012 9:01:56 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 23, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember the Coffee Party or No Labels? You don't? Both those movements quickly disappeared from the scene shortly after being heavily hyped in the mainstream media so you can be forgiven their absence from your memories. And now the latest liberal fad, Occupy Wall Street, seems to be fading fast as well. This is the claim made by liberal Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart in this obituary: The massive protests over the weekend in Chicago during the NATO summit have folks wondering if that marked a resurgence of the Occupy Wall Street movement. But I have to tell you, if...
  • Occupy's anarchists seen as both divisive, crucial

    05/07/2012 8:20:29 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/7/12 | Kevin Fagan, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Every time windows are smashed and clashes erupt with police at Occupy protests in Oakland and San Francisco, one group is in the thick of it: masked, black-clad anarchists known as the Black Bloc. Police say they are pure trouble and point to conflicts at last week's May Day rallies as the most recent example. Most pacifist protesters wish they would go away. Hard-core Occupiers say they like having them around to diversify their movement's tactics. Exactly who makes up the Black Bloc is, by design, a bit of a mystery. Adherents rarely reveal their identity and say they aren't...
  • Cleveland Bridge Bombing Suspect Confirmed as Occupier

    05/06/2012 11:04:17 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    Copyright © 2012 Breitbart ^ | 05/06/12 | by Lee Stranahan
    One of the five self-described anarchists arrested last week for attempting to blow up a local bridge signed the lease for a West Side warehouse where about a dozen members of the Occupy Cleveland group live. In a one-hour recording of a Friday evening general assembly meeting of the group posted on its website, occupy leaders expressed concern about Anthony Hayne's name being on the lease, which strengthens his link to the group.... "If this gets into the media, it would be a disaster."
  • Occupy the Southern Poverty Law Center

    05/04/2012 5:08:30 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 5/4/2012 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    In light of the May Day arrests of the Cuyahoga 5, the Occupy Wall Street–affiliated group of men who planned to blow up a bridge in Cleveland, Ohio, I called the Southern Poverty Law Center to find out of they had any plans to start tracking the Occupy movement. The first person I spoke to was so shocked by the question that she paused for a good 15 seconds before promising to put me in touch with a representative. This she eventually did, however, and after a game of cat-and-mouse — the person she’d found for me was busy “hosting...
  • "Well Lookie Here" [Occupy human waste 'bombs' found in Chicago - ignored by Enemedia & Rahmbots]

    05/02/2012 5:30:52 AM PDT · by tomkat · 89 replies
    Second City Cop ^ | Apr 29, 2012 | Second City Cop
    This photo is making the rounds: This is part or the whole of an extensive stash of bottles recovered in the 010th District the other day. All filled with human waste and no doubt whatever extra fecal matter the ne'er-do-wells were able to pick up on the parkways. Counts range from 100 to 500 bottles recovered depending on the rumor you believe. We're sure this isn't the only stash floating around out there. How about the Department try something novel and get the media to cover what the protestors and anarchists are planning and maybe get the public overwhelmingly on...
  • 5 Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Blow Up Ohio Bridge

    05/01/2012 9:53:52 AM PDT · by Fennie · 78 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 1, 2012
    URGENT: Five people described as anarchists were arrested Monday in a Cleveland-area park for allegedly trying to blow up a bridge, sources tell Fox News.
  • Occupy's Communist Problem

    05/01/2012 9:16:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 1, 2012 | Josh Barro
    Last night’s vandalism in the Mission District of San Francisco has drawn some criticism from Occupy activists—for its violent tactics and also for its direction against local businesses. But while many Occupiers would like to limit their focus to big banks and other entities they perceive as getting unwarranted special treatment in the economy, others are just opposed to capitalism altogether. For these protesters, small businesses are fair game. Though last night’s vandalism was in San Francisco, the event that sparked it was organized by Occupy Oakland. And OO describes today’s general strike as an “anti-capitalist” action that also sees...
  • Occupy squatters finally flushed from B’klyn home

    05/01/2012 7:20:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    NYP ^ | 5/1/2012 | CANDICE M. GIOVE
    It’s finally un-Occupied. Police arrested six Occupy Wall Street members squatting inside a Brooklyn home five months after the movement seized the property amid grand promises to “renovate” it and move in “a homeless family.” Instead, the group moved itself in, wrecked the place, and made a hard situation even worse for a single father who actually owned the East New York home and was trying to save it from foreclosure. Cops cuffed the occupiers after they allegedly smashed a window to get into 702 Vermont St. on April 1.
  • Van Jones: 'Progressives Have Another Century to Win!'

    04/17/2012 10:36:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | April 17, 2012 | Rick Perlstein
    Van Jones, one of the most effective organizers and strategists on the left, is out with a new book. Rebuild the Dream, which debuted last week on the New York Times bestseller list, takes its name from the organization Jones helped found a year ago to stir up a grass-roots insurgency against the plutocrats we now call the 1%—and now seek harness the insurgent energies expressed by the Occupy movement into lasting institutional reform. “The American dream—the idea that ours is a land where any hard-working person can better herself or himself—is at risk of being wiped out, right before...
  • Actual Bill Ayers Rant: Why Do ‘Uniformed Military’ Get to Board Planes First?

    04/04/2012 11:24:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 118 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/4/12 | Benny Johnson
    Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn paid an impromptu visit to Occupy Wall Street in New York City Friday, bestowing their advice to a gaggle of elated protesters. Ayers and Dohrn, former leaders of the violent leftist Weather Underground group, were greeted like rock stars at the camp. A reception, you’ll soon hear, they wouldn‘t want to give the nation’s military members. The couple passed along protesting and anti-military nuggets of wisdom to the youngsters who received it in good spirits. For example, the former confidants to President Obama made sure to mention that America is “a declining power”...
  • William Ayers: 'I get up every morning thinking ... today I'm gonna end capitalism'

    04/01/2012 7:11:49 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/1/2012 | fox news
    William Ayers, in a pep talk to an Occupy Wall Street gaggle, said he wakes up every morning thinking about how he's going to end capitalism -- though he acknowledged he goes to bed "every night disappointed." The co-founder of the radical, Vietnam-era Weather Underground was videotaped chatting up what was identified as an Occupy Union Square group this past week in New York City. In the tape, he told the crowd that he doesn't consider himself an optimist or a pessimist.
  • How Occupy Wall Street plans to spring back to action (after awfully cold global warming winter)

    03/31/2012 3:36:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/30/12 | Gloria Goodale
    How Occupy Wall Street plans to spring back to actionBy Gloria Goodale | Christian Science Monitor – 23 hrs ago **SNIP** Dubbed National Occupy Washington (NOW), the event began with a march on the Environmental Protection Agency – accompanied by a brace of alpacas, a large polar bear, and a even larger blow-up of planet Earth. **SNIP** “We are preparing to give people the skills and training they need for longer and more powerful involvement,” he says, adding, “the tents were just a tactic, not the purpose of this movement.”
  • Occupy Protester Dumped Tub of Feces: Police (at NYC Bank ATM)

    03/21/2012 8:03:03 PM PDT · by kristinn · 62 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Wednesday, March 21, 2012
    Police say an Occupy Wall Street protester dumped a tub of human waste down a public stairwell and inside a bank vestibule, and got caught on video. Police said Occupy Wall Street protesters were captured on surveillance video dragging a large receptacle of human urine and feces to an open-air plaza at the corner of Nassau and Cedar streets last Wednesday evening, just before 8 p.m. They then poured the waste down a set of stairs there, police said. SNIP (Rest of the story plus video of the dirty deed at sourcelink.)
  • Occupy Protesters Arraigned, Ordered to Stay Away from Berkeley Campus

    03/20/2012 2:21:46 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 3/19/12 | Jeff Shuttleworth
    Four Occupy Cal protesters were arraigned today on misdemeanor charges for their involvement in a demonstration at Sproul Plaza at the University of California at Berkeley campus on Nov. 9. At the request of the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, Superior Court Judge Paul Seeman issued orders which require that the protesters stay away 100 yards from all UC property, except for when they go to and from class and work. Attorney Ronald Cruz, who represents three Occupy Cal protesters but not the four people who were arraigned today, attended today's hearing and said Seeman made it clear that the...
  • Pittsburgh shooter possibly influenced by Occupy Protests?

    03/14/2012 8:00:09 AM PDT · by tosh · 12 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | Western Psych shooter's flat full of rants, medications | Michael A. Fuoco
    . . . Mr. Shick also ranted in his writings about the evils of "corporate America," sources said, and had a gas mask and a biohazard suit in the apartment.
  • Occupy St. Pete Elders demonstrating against big banks at Bank of America today

    03/09/2012 10:19:38 AM PST · by GILTN1stborn · 5 replies
    ABC Action News-Tampa ^ | 03/09/2012 | Kristal Roberts
    ST. PETE, Fla. - Customers who come to the St. Pete Bank of America on Third St. S will be greeted by protesters telling them to take their money else where. Occupy St. Pete Elders will host a demonstration at the bank Friday to urge customers to ditch big corporate banks for credit unions or small community banks instead.Read more: http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_south_pinellas/st_petersburg/occupy-st-pete-elders-demonstrating-against-big-banks-at-bank-of-america-today#ixzz1oe2XTspU
  • Occupy Nashville protestors strike camp

    03/09/2012 8:21:50 AM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies
    Members of Occupy Nashville have apparently heeded the new law that would have evicted them from War Memorial Plaza overnight. Gov. Bill Haslam originally signed the new law a week ago, but Occupy Nashville members were given a week to comply. A handful of tents remained on the plaza Thursday, but WSMV Ch. 4 reports that the last remaining protestors packed up their belonging overnight. Occupy Nashville was camped out on the plaza for more than four months. Under the new law, those who camp on state property that is not properly designated can face a $2,500 fine, a year...
  • PORTLAND OR - OWS VIOLENCE ALERT!

    02/29/2012 9:53:07 AM PST · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 37 replies · 2+ views
    Self | 02/29/2012 | PhilStone
    Unconfirmed - Was outside having a smoke when a homeless I talk to occasionally was riding by and stopped to tell me to watch out going downtown. OWSers have turned violent and are massing downtown. They started out breaking windows of two Starbuck's on SE 39th (Cesar Chavez) and have moved downtown where they broke windows on two banks. Police were not notified of any planned protest march route. Will try to confirm through local media.
  • OWS Letter to the Editor in USA Today: We Will Storm Wall Street With Guns

    02/22/2012 12:49:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 2/22/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Over at USA Today, a self-employed massage therapist from Austin, TX has a letter to the editor responding to an editorial suggesting that Occupy Wall Street has lost its way. (Snip) '' So maybe they should take up their Second Amendment-sanctioned guns and storm Wall Street and our nation’s capitals. If our country doesn’t change, it could very well come to that one day.'' Notice the language here. Rich Latta, the author, threatens outright to head to Wall Street with firearms. Janet Napolitano, where are you? He says they out to head to Washington, D.C. packing heat. Secret Service, you’re
  • Occupy CPAC Protestor: It's OK To Abort A Baby Because It Might Be Gay (video)

    02/11/2012 8:57:28 PM PST · by massmike · 9 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 02/11/2012 | n/a
    At a protest "Occupying CPAC" in Washington DC, a protester admits that it would be legitimate to abort a baby because it was gay, all for the woman's "Right to Choose".
  • Occupy Wall Street Now Promoting the Weather Underground

    02/10/2012 5:54:11 AM PST · by tutstar · 26 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2 8 2012 | Rusty Weiss
    Occupy Albany has announced an event in March called, The Weather Underground Meets Occupy Wall Street. The event will be held March 3rd, and is co-sponsored by The Sanctuary For Independent Media and the Albany Social Justice Center. It is described as, “A book event and multi-generational dialog to celebrate U.S. political prisoner David Gilbert’s new memoir, “Love and Struggle.” Gilbert is currently serving time in the Auburn Correctional Facility and is described as “an American radical leftist organizer and activist.” He was imprisoned for his role in the Brinks Robbery of 1981, a botched effort that led to the...
  • The Delousing of a Movement (Occupy Wall Street)

    02/09/2012 12:30:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | February 9, 2012 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    This health hazard and social menace is what the Left regards as America's next great political cause? As the tents were coming down at McPherson Square, the dead rats and mice being retrieved, the urine and feces and filthy bedding disposed of by District of Columbia employees dressed in hazardous-materials suits like their contemporaries at Fukushima, I thought of the left-wing press. You see, I read the left-wing press. Not the urban throwaway rags, but I read the Nation, the Progressive, the American Prospect, and more -- I read them all. They have been raving for months about the exciting...
  • Exclusive: Occupy DC Plans Mayhem for Major Conservative Conference ("Physical assault" planned)

    02/07/2012 9:16:58 AM PST · by Qbert · 92 replies
    Heritage ^ | February 7, 2012 | Lachlan Markay
    The “Occupy DC” protest group is planning to disrupt the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference using a range of potentially illegal tactics that could even include violence against participants, Scribe has learned. The planned disruptions at CPAC come only days after U.S. Park Police raided Occupiers’ tent cities at McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., confiscating a number of tents, and prohibiting Occupiers from camping out there any longer. During a Thursday meeting at McPherson Square, until Saturday the epicenter of the protests, Occupiers brainstormed tactics for shutting down or disrupting the conference, according to a source who...
  • HEADS UP CPAC 2012 - Occupiers and Unions to Protest There

    02/06/2012 1:54:24 PM PST · by trooprally · 55 replies
    HEADS UP CPAC 2012 - Occupiers and Unions to Protest There Keep your powder dry at CPAC this week and be ready. From past experience, when the anarchists know there will be push back, they change their plans. In Oakland this past week the cowardly occupiers “occupied” places where they knew the police were not going to be around. Of course the police finally caught up to them and arrested 400. If anyone has a good contact with the Metro police, you might give them a heads up. And let the Marriott and Omni hotels know that they may have...
  • Miami-Dade County to remove Occupy Miami protesters

    01/31/2012 9:28:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Local 10 ^ | 1/31/12 | Christina Vazquez
    Protesters have been on location since October 15 A spokesman for Miami-Dade County has confirmed it has served Occupy Miami protesters an eviction notice. They must leave the West Lawn of the Stephen P. Clark County building by sundown or face arrest for trespassing. Miami-Dade police say they do plan to issue the disperse order starting at 5 p.m.
  • Let Oakland protesters occupy a county jail cell

    01/31/2012 9:02:01 AM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/31/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    Occupy Oakland is aptly named. When forces occupy a city, they know that occupied turf is not their home. They can maraud, loot, vandalize, abuse the locals, and then leave. They can treat other people's property as their own. The occupiers don't have to clean up after themselves. They don't have to worry about paying for the workers who clean up after them, either. Occupiers don't have to exert self-control. They can freely act upon their rage, while defenders of occupied territory must concentrate on protecting what others want to harm. Occupiers do not have to fear that they will...
  • Occupy Wall Street protesters throw condoms, drown out speakers at Rhode Island pro-life rally

    PROVIDENCE, RI, January 30, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street movement threw condoms on Catholic schoolgirls, refused to allow a Catholic priest to give a closing prayer, and shouted down a pro-life speaker at a Rhode Island right to life rally on Thursday, according to its organizer. The event marked the third time protesters associated with the movement have disrupted a pro-life meeting in a week. About two-dozen members of Occupy Providence hiked from Burnside Park to the 39th Annual Pro-Life State House Rally organized by the Rhode Island State Right to Life Committee on Thursday. The...
  • Carney Dodges Question Asking If Occupy Protests Are "Taking Things Too Far"

    01/30/2012 1:14:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 1/30/12 | Staff
    White House press secretary Jay Carney dodges when asked for the administration's response to the news that nearly 400 people at the Occupy Oakland encampment were arrested over the weekend. "What is your reaction, is the administration concerned that some of these protesters are taking things too far?," a reporter asked during his Monday briefing. "With regards to Oakland, that's obviously a local law enforcement matter," Carney said. "Here in Washington I would refer you for specifics to the U.S. National Park Services and U.S. Park Police. And our position has been and continues to be that we need to...
  • Oakland police arresting about 100 protesters

    01/28/2012 8:43:51 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 28. 2012 | AP
    Police were in the process of arresting about 100 Occupy protesters for failing to disperse Saturday night, hours after officers used tear gas on a rowdy group of demonstrators who threw rocks and flares at them and tore down fences. Police Sgt. Christopher Bolton said the arrests came after protesters marched through downtown Oakland a little before 8 p.m. Saturday, with some of them entering a YMCA building. Meanwhile, about 100 police officers surrounded City Hall while others were swept the inside of the building to see if any protesters broke in.
  • State (Idaho) accuses Occupy (Boise) campers of vandalism, trespassing and theft

    01/26/2012 9:37:49 AM PST · by Domandred · 13 replies
    KTVB ^ | 1/25/2012 | Scott Evans
    BOISE -- With a bill aimed at getting rid of the Occupy Boise encampment making its way through the Idaho Legislature, new pictures of people identified as Occupy members may not do much to help their cause. The pictures don't reveal any crimes, rather the Department of Administration says they are violations of the good neighbor policy, meaning it shows Occupy members taking things and using things they shouldn't. Since Occupy Boise set up camp in early November, the Director of the Department of Administration, Teresa Luna, says they have dealt with vandalism, violence, trespassing and theft. Earlier this month,...
  • Occupy Oakland tab up to $3 million and counting

    01/23/2012 8:49:44 AM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/23/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnist
    The news spotlight has moved elsewhere, but Oakland continues to shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars a month for the Occupy protests. Every week for the past month, more than 100 cops, or roughly one-fifth of the city's patrol force, are called in to work the Saturday night Occupy demonstration held downtown. Estimated cost: about $50,000 a week. City officials now estimate their overall Occupy tab is up to $3 million and counting - this at a time when up to 400 city workers will likely be laid off Feb. 1 for lack of money.
  • (Obama Supported) 'Occupy' protesters suspected of throwing smoke bomb over White House fence

    01/17/2012 6:45:09 PM PST · by tobyhill · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/17/2012 | fox news
    The Secret Service was responding Tuesday night to an escalating protest that may have involved a smoke bomb being thrown over the White House fence. An estimated 1,000 protesters have gathered. No arrests have been made, but authorities are on alert. The tense scene outside the White House follows an earlier protest on the West Lawn of the Capitol, in which several hundred protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement decried the influence of corporate money in politics and voice myriad other grievances. Organizers had touted the rally, known as Occupy Congress, as the largest national gathering of Occupy...
  • Occupy protesters rally against Congress at Capitol ["Face it liberals, the Dems sold us out,"]

    01/17/2012 10:35:13 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Occupy protesters rally against Congress at Capitol Photo 12:56pm EST By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Demonstrators from the Occupy movement rallied outside the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday to protest against the influence of money on Congress. In a sign of renewed vigor for the Occupy movement, which staged protests in many U.S. cities last fall, several hundred protesters gathered on the Capitol's West Front Lawn to greet members of Congress returning from a holiday break with a day of rallies and protests they said would include attempts to occupy lawmakers' offices. Occupy protesters from around the country who gathered...
  • Occupy Congress: Could it be politics as unusual? (Obama supported Occupy wants more freebies)

    01/17/2012 4:14:23 AM PST · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    msnbc ^ | 1/17/2012 | Miranda Leitsinger
    Thousands of Occupy protesters from across the country are expected to converge Tuesday on Capitol Hill to take their message to the halls of Congress, in what some observers say is the movement’s overdue moment to engage the American political system. Protesters already have set up camps in public spaces, taken over foreclosed homes and shut down key shipping ports, but for the most part they have shunned the political system, viewing it as beyond salvation. The congressional protest – which falls on the movement's four-month mark and the beginning of a new session of Congress – appears to represent...
  • Communist Party: This is an FDR/MLK moment ("Big progressive change is closer then we think")

    01/14/2012 6:22:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Communist Party-USA ^ | December 21 2011 | Jarvis Tyner, Exec. Vice Chair, Communist Party
    The following is edited from remarks given at the Nov. 11, 2011 meeting of the Communist Party National Committee.2012 is a big election year and as we know the stakes are very high. The right-wing Republican opposition unashamedly defends the wealth and privilege of the 1% over the 99% that includes tens of millions who are struggling to survive. These self-proclaimed patriots are willing to wreck our country in order to defeat Barack Obama in 2012 elections. Our party and youth league are an active part of the great democratic mass that is standing against them. These so called patriots...
  • Report: Obama admin sends Coast Guard to protect ships from violent union members, occupiers

    01/12/2012 12:22:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/12/12 | Matthew Boyle
    United States Coast Guard. Image by U.S. Coast Guard President Barack Obama’s administration has ordered the United States Coast Guard to protect grain ships at the Port of Longview from violent “Occupy” protesters and dockworker union members, according to a local news report. The Daily News in Longview, Wash., reported that the Coast Guard will protect a grain shipment from an onslaught of “Occupy” protesters and members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). The ship will be transporting grain to Asia. A date for the shipment has not yet been set. The group of leftwing activists had shut...
  • Ron Paul supporters, OWS protesters join forces to harass Gingrich, Santorum

    01/12/2012 12:07:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Examiner ^ | January 12, 2012 | Joe Newby
    On Monday, militant Ron Paul supporters joined forces with Occupy Wall Street protesters to harass former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Fox News reported that Gingrich was forced to cancel an appearance at his New Hampshire campaign headquarters when Ron Paul supporters and Occupy Wall Street protesters swarmed the entrance: About 40 protesters showed up Monday evening carrying placards reading "Ron Paul" and "Occupy." One played speeches by presidential candidate Ron Paul from a loud speaker. Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond says the former House speaker's private security detail decided to cancel the event because of...
  • After encampment ends, NYC Occupiers become nomads

    01/12/2012 11:41:46 AM PST · by SmithL · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/12/12 | MEGHAN BARR
    NEW YORK (AP) -- It was only a few nights after the Occupy protesters began sleeping in his church sanctuary when the Rev. Bob Brashear realized that his laptop was missing. The refugees from Manhattan's Zuccotti Park had found their way to his cavernous Presbyterian church on a cold winter evening, hoping to stay for a few nights, maybe longer. It was the latest stopover for the nomadic group, which has been living in a rotating series of churches since the city shut down its camp in November. "There was a sense of shock and sadness that it had happened,"...
  • Occupy 2012: Firmly disorganized, driven by dreams (protest fatigue?)

    01/09/2012 9:13:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/09/12 | Laird Harrison, Michelle Nichols
    Occupy 2012: Firmly disorganized, driven by dreamsBy Laird Harrison and Michelle Nichols | Reuters – 1 hr 3 mins ago Oakland, Calif./New York (Reuters) - (Repeats with no change to text) It's been a long, cold winter already for Occupy Wall Street, the protest movement that burst onto the scene in September to focus national attention on income inequality and the perceived greed of the rich and powerful. Police have cleared the signature "Occupy" encampments in New York, Los Angeles, Oakland and other major cities. Cold weather, and perhaps protest fatigue, have weakened the handful of camps that remain around...
  • Christie Clashes with "Occupy" protesters at Romney Rally

    01/09/2012 8:51:53 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Updated: 10:43 AM 01/09/2012 | Will Rahn
    EXETER, N.H. — At a Sunday evening campaign rally for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie clashed with “Occupy” protesters and called President Obama “the most pessimistic man I’ve ever seen.” Christie, whose presence drew thousands to a local high school, said Obama was intentionally looking to exploit Americans’ anxiety and frustration with their government in “the most cynical re-election strategy you could ever think of.” “He doesn’t care that you’re angry,” he said. “He just wants you to be angry at somebody else.” When a group of Occupy Wall Street protesters tried to shout him...