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  • Occupy demonstrates the messiness of democracy (National Gathering)

    07/05/2012 8:44:34 AM PDT · by GVnana · 11 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 7/5/2012 | Julie Zauzmer
    At the Occupy National Gathering's information desk, where someone might go to ask why a meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. had not yet started at 7, a sign read, "Whenever it starts is the right time." Among the roughly 200 protesters who gathered from Occupy sites nationwide, no one seemed bothered by the delay in the final meeting Wednesday, where they were to hear the completed vision list drafted in small groups that day. The protesters spent most of the holiday in Franklin Square debating items to include on the list, leaving them largely out of the sight of tourists...
  • Free Speech, the Tea Party, and Occupy Wall Street

    06/30/2012 8:26:53 AM PDT · by Sark · 1 replies
    Protests in free speech-permissive societies are peculiar creatures. Consider this: Every year, the March for Life draws between a quarter and a half million Americans to Washington D.C. to protest the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling on abortion. That’s a massive protest, especially for a nation as physically large as the United States, with such a far-flung population. So, how many stories did you see in the news about the giant protest? Dozens? A few? …Even one? Chances are, you probably saw one or two stories about it, maybe a brief mention and a ten second clip of...
  • Brother Ali reflects on his arrest & involvement in Occupy Homes movement(White Muslim rapper)

    06/24/2012 3:10:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | June 22, 2012 | Andrea Swensson
    Hip-hop artist Brother Ali has never been one to shy away from social justice causes. But his participation in last night's Occupy Homes protest and subsequent arrest are by far his boldest political statements to date. I called up Brother Ali this morning to learn more about where he was coming from last night. As is common practice with Ali, we touched on far more than just what happened over the past 24 hours; the conversation quickly evolved into a deeper meditation on our current cultural climate. Below is a lightly edited transcript of our 30-minute conversation. Local Current: I...
  • Happy 237th Army Birthday and Happy Father’s Day - Olney, MD-Wk. 334, June 16, 2012

    06/17/2012 4:05:02 PM PDT · by trooprally · 12 replies
    Late in the day for a HAPPY FATHER’S DAY but here it is. And it is a few days late (Army Birthday is Flag Day, June 14) but a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Army. On Saturday the patriots played a numbers game with the moonbatty occupiers. We eventually had 8 while the maggots had 7. The 8 patriots this week include Veterans Glenn (USMC - Iwo Jima), Halsey (USMC - Korea), Carl (Army- Vietnam), Lurker Jim (Army- Vietnam), and [Mrs] T (Army - early 70s), along with Lurker Bill, Fraxinus and myself. A Big THANK YOU to [Mrs] T for...
  • Moonbats are back and morphing into Occupiers - Olney, MD-Wks. 332 and 333, June 2 and 9, 2012

    06/15/2012 3:58:06 PM PDT · by trooprally · 20 replies
    After 3 weeks of not showing up, the moonbats have once again miraculously appeared. The following week they morphed right before our eyes into Occupy Olney. WEEK 332, June 02,2012The 8 patriots this week include Veterans Dave (Army- WWII), Glenn (USMC - Iwo Jima), Lurker Jim (Army- Vietnam) and [Mrs] T (Army - early 70s), along with Lurker Bill, Janet, GunsAreOK and myself. A Big THANK YOU to [Mrs] T for her continuous picture taking. MOONBATS : Two BELOW LEFT: Dave and Glenn - both WWII Vets, Navy and Marines. Fitting reunion they have almost every Saturday. BELOW RIGHT: Janet,...
  • Adbusters Admits OWS Flopped; Now Promoting 'Flash Encampments'

    06/10/2012 4:21:06 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 10, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Occupy Wall Street movement was first proposed by the leftwing Canadian magazine, Adbusters. However, now even they are forced to admit the obvious about the failure of their creation which you can read their sad OWS obituary: Burned out, out of money, out of ideas
 seduced by salaries, comfy offices, book deals, old lefty cash and minor celebrity status, some of the most prominent early heroes of our leaderless uprising are losing the edge that catalyzed last year’s one thousand encampments. Bit by bit, Occupy’s first generation is succumbing to an insidious institutionalization and ossification that could be fatal...
  • Tents banned in Los Angeles parks; Occupy activists upset

    06/10/2012 6:59:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    KABC) -- ^ | Thursday, June 07, 2012
    The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday unanimously voted to ban tents from city parks. Some Occupy L.A. activists called it an assault on the Occupy Wall Street movement. They said homeless people are the ones who will be hurt by the ordinance. Occupy protesters took over a park in front of City Hall for about two months before it was dismantled by a police raid last November.
  • Reuters Notices OWS Dying...While Tea Party Thriving

    06/08/2012 4:31:05 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 8, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    We begin tonight with what has become by any measure a pretty massive protest movement. While it goes by the official name ‘Occupy Wall Street,’ it has spread steadily and far beyond Wall Street, and it could well turn out to be the protest of this current era. ---Brian Williams on Oct. 5, 2011 gushing with extreme hype over OWS. Despite all the friendly hype given to the Occupy Wall Street protests by much of the mainstream media, OWS is now in its death throes according to this Reuters report by Chris Francescani. He also notes that as OWS is...
  • 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...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-23-12 ("So, what are your plans since the glorious revolution is not coming?")

    05/23/2012 6:22:57 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 45 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 23, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    They were hoping for this . . . They ended up with this . . . A guy in a Guy Fawkes mask. And that, for about six weeks last fall. The 1% are trembling in their custom-made gecko-skin boots. This was the time that the Occupy movement was supposed to reenergize itself and sweep across the country in a massive wave of revolutionary fervor. The Prog Spring of 2012. Wha' hoppen? Kinda fell flat, didn't it? Oh sure, you still have Know-it-all Nadin Brzezinski, Girl Reporter, sniffing out stories at her local OWS GA. You still have Trust Fund...
  • U.C. police clear out Albany Occupy protest

    05/14/2012 8:47:51 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/14/12 | Michael Cabanatuan
    Police cleared out Monday morning the small group of protesters who had set up an urban farming camp in a patch of UC Berkeley agricultural research land in Albany. University police officers in riot helmets gave the protesters 1o minutes to leave the Gill Tract before they marched across the fields near Marin and San Pablo avenues at about 6:15 a.m. The handful of protesters who had not obeyed the police order were sent scurrying off the property and onto San Pablo, which is closed to traffic. Two protesters were arrested for trespassing after they disobeyed police orders to leave...
  • Video: What a history lesson can do for an Occupier

    05/09/2012 10:20:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    hot air ^ | 5/9/12 | Ed Morrissey
    The irony here, of course, is that the history lesson of democracy gets delivered by a former refugee from the former Soviet Union, but the history lesson doesn’t just end with the USA. One young man tried to pass an “Occupy Wall Street Journal” to two men observing the protests, and ended up gaining an education in history, politics, economics, and statecraft. Give the young Occupier credit, as Joe Schoffstall says — he was at least willing to listen. I’m not sure he was actually convinced, but he at least knew better than to keep arguing:
  • Occupy's farm goal pales against research effort

    05/11/2012 9:22:15 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/11/12 | Chip Johnson
    Message to the Occupy the Farm folk. Don't fence us in. Because when you trespass on another person's land and claim it as your own, you leave the rest of us law-abiding folk with very few options. The property owners can ask police to throw you off the land, they can throw you off themselves or present a legal argument to have you removed and barred from ever returning. UC Berkeley officials chose option three earlier this week, filing a lawsuit seeking an injunction to have more than a dozen protesters removed from the university's Gill Tract, a 10-acre research...
  • Occupier Thanks Former Soviet Citizen for 'Converting' Him to Capitalism, Pro-Israel, Pro-USA

    05/09/2012 9:57:05 PM PDT · by hamboy · 30 replies
    MRCTV ^ | May 8, 2012 | Joe Schoffstall
      This is just downright amazing and frankly I'm surprised this video slipped under the radar. Here, a man who was born and lived for decades in the Soviet Union successfully converts an Occupier to Capitalism, to understand Israel's side of the Middle East conflict, and to pro-American ideals all within a 15 minute time frame. He even thanks the man afterwards. Give props where they're due, at least the Occupier was willing to hear the man out without screaming in his face, unlike almost every single one of them.  The video was shot during the May Day protests in...
  • Occupation of UC Berkeley Land Continues for 17th Day

    05/08/2012 10:05:14 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 5/8/12 | Jeff Shuttleworth
    A standoff between protesters and the University of California at Berkeley over a 10-acre plot of university-owned agricultural land in Albany continued into its 17th day today. Anya Kamanskaya, of the group Occupy The Farm, said the ball is in the university's court after protesters issued a response late Monday to the university's proposal to resolve the standoff. UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said the university planned to respond to the protesters' letter later today. Occupy the Farm activists moved onto the site, which is known as the Gill Tract and is located near the corner of Marin and San...
  • The Moral Infrastructure (Thomas Sowell on OWS)

    05/07/2012 12:24:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 8, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    The "Occupy" movement, which the Obama administration and much of the media have embraced, has implications that reach far beyond the passing sensation it has created. The unwillingness of authorities to put a stop to their organized disruptions of other people's lives, their trespassing, vandalism and violence is a de facto suspension, if not repeal, of the 14th Amendment's requirement that the government provide "equal protection of the laws" to all its citizens. How did the "Occupy" movement acquire such immunity from the laws that the rest of us are expected to obey? Simply by shouting politically correct slogans...
  • May Day 2012 (Marxists, Communists, and Librarians)

    05/07/2012 1:41:11 PM PDT · by OddLane · 6 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 7, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    One of the hallmarks of demonstrations organized by the left-as anyone who lives in this city can attest-is a consistently muddled message-or assemblage of messages-which often has little bearing on the theme ostensibly animating the protest movement in question. I’m not sure if the occupiers displaying the words of anti-USSR, Marxist Polish philosopher-turned anti-Marxist Solidarity activist-Leszek Kolakowski appreciate their import-considering the number of CCCP t-shirts and Soviet flags I saw displayed throughout May Day, I doubt most of them do. However, the Kolakowski quote did strike an ironic note when juxtaposed against the sea of slogans chanted by protesters this...
  • 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."
  • THE DARK KNIGHT RISES... Against Occupiers?!

    05/03/2012 7:19:30 PM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 1 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | May 3, 2012 | Steven Crowder
    Great youtube sketch/monologue with "Batman" dissing OWS
  • Occupy Protester Throws Brick Off Roof, Hits One Of His Own

    05/03/2012 9:05:10 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 97 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | MAY 2, 2012 | DANIEL NOE
    I really feel sorry for these idiots. They have absolutely no idea what they are doing, and they pose a danger to the well-being of this country. The police need to keep a tight leash on these trouble-makers before another person gets hurt.
  • Good Riddance. (Vanity)

    05/03/2012 8:55:00 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 141 replies
    May 2, 2012 | By Lazamataz
    About 17 years ago, in Rochester, NY, I befriended a small group of people. It was in my druggie days, and they were all big potheads. There was one couple in particular, the T's, I will call them.I used to go to their frequent dinner parties, and all of us would have a grand old time. They loved inviting me, they called me the 'life of the party'.Fast forward to now. I happen to look them up on FaceBook. We are all delighted to have reconnected. Things are cool. Over the course of time, the female starts bringing up politics,...
  • Oakland businesses shaken by Occupy confrontations

    05/02/2012 6:39:08 PM PDT · by thecodont · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate.com ^ | Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | Carolyn Said
    Owners of small businesses near the center of Tuesday's noontime clash between police and protesters in downtown Oakland said they were shaken and on high alert. "If things get ugly again, I'll put up plywood," said Jean Assuncao, manager of the Pizza Man on Broadway near 14th Street, as he stood at the restaurant's locked doors to admit customers one at a time minutes after protesters had marched farther down the street and clouds of tear gas had dissipated. Next door, a man and a woman nailed boards over the front of the Broadway Beauty store. Down the block, employees...
  • Arrests and Clashes Downtown (NYC) as May Day Protests Spread

    05/02/2012 10:40:04 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 16 replies
    nyt ^ | May 1, 2012, 11:31 am | COLIN MOYNIHAN, IVAN PEREIRA and ANDY NEWMAN
    Updated, May 2 | About 30 protesters have been arrested on Tuesday around Manhattan in a day of May Day demonstrations organized by Occupy Wall Street, the police said. Most of the arrests were on disorderly conduct charges, but some people were charged with assault, the police said. And some demonstrators who tried to avoid being detained on various charges were charged with resisting arrest, the police said. Protesters were arrested near Bryant Park in Midtown, on the Williamsburg Bridge, at a park on the Lower East Side and near Washington Square Park as marchers kept on the move and...
  • Occupy Cleveland Coming to Lakewood (Flashback: Bridge bomb suspect was Occupy Cleveland organizer)

    05/02/2012 7:00:38 AM PDT · by Qbert · 10 replies
    Lakewood Patch ^ | October 27, 2011 | Cory Shaffer
    Occupy Cleveland has decided it's time to broaden its base. Members of the movement will set up an information table in front of Marc’s Plaza on Detroit Avenue this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. “I just want to be very clear: we are not occupying Lakewood,” said Anthony Hayne, who is organizing the information session. Hayne, a Lakewood resident since 2001, said there will be about six or seven members of Occupy Cleveland, which stems from the Occupy Wall Street movement, at the table Saturday. “We’re not doing this to try to force people to join our movement,”...
  • Bridge bomb plot: Anthony Hayne lived for (OWS) movement, but some questioned his lack of...

    05/01/2012 7:50:28 PM PDT · by Qbert · 13 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | May 01, 2012 | John Caniglia, The Plain Dealer
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Anthony Hayne appeared to live for the Occupy Movement. "Remember, we are the 99 percent," Hayne said in a recorded greeting on his home answering machine, referring to the push by a loosely organized groups in Cleveland and other cities against the financial elite. The FBI arrested Hayne and four other men Monday evening, saying they had planted what were believed to be explosive devices under the Ohio 82 bridge over Cuyahoga Valley National Park as part of a May Day protest today. The five men were “self-proclaimed anarchists,” who intended to detonate two improvised explosive devices (IEDs)...
  • May Day filled with Occupy protests (domestic terrorism and violence)

    05/01/2012 6:09:14 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/1/2012 | ap
    Thousands of protesters in New York demanded an end to income inequality and housing foreclosures. Police fired tear gas to disperse marchers in Oakland, Calif. And black-clad demonstrators smashed windows in Seattle. Activists across the United States joined in worldwide May Day protests Tuesday, with anti-Wall Street demonstrators leading the way in some cities as they tried to recapture the enthusiasm that propelled their movement last fall. While some protesters clashed with police, the melees were far less violent than ones that erupted last fall when the movement was at its peak. Marches and strikes led to a handful of...
  • Oakland: Hundreds rally at Fruitvale BART station

    05/01/2012 4:33:46 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 8 replies
    insidebayarea.com ^ | 5/1/12 | Robert Salonga, Matthew Artz, Katy Murphy
    OAKLAND -- A May Day protest heated up in downtown Oakland Tuesday afternoon as protesters repeatedly scuffled with police in riot gear, who responded with tear gas and orders to clear the streets. As of mid-afternoon, at least five demonstrators had been arrested, and AC Transit announced detours for bus routes passing through downtown. Police declared an unlawful assembly on 14th Street, between Clay and Broadway, minutes later. While some remained downtown, others headed to the East Oakland Fruitvale neighborhood for a rally and march on the BART station made infamous by the shooting death of Oscar Grant III by...
  • Occupy Cleveland cancels 'May Day' rally, says bomb suspects involved with movement

    05/01/2012 2:17:59 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 22 replies
    newsnet5.com ^ | May 1, 2012 | Connor Kiesel
    CLEVELAND - Occupy Cleveland canceled a scheduled rally Tuesday after a group of men connected to the organization were arrested by the FBI. In a news release, Occupy Cleveland said the five men arrested in a terror plot to blow up the Route 82 bridge in Brecksville were "in no way representing or acting on behalf of Occupy Cleveland" and Occupy is rooted in non-violent principles.
  • FBI says Occupy Cleveland not under investigation though suspects were actively involved in group.

    05/01/2012 2:26:23 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 69 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | 01May12 | Michael Scott
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – FBI officials today said that while the members of a group arrested in an attempt to blow up a bridge over the Cuyahoga Valley National Park were also involved in the Occupy Cleveland movement, that organization is not under federal investigation. "Let me be clear, the FBI and Department of Justice are not conducting an investigation of any specific group," said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. "We do not investigate movements or groups, we investigate individuals." The Occupy movement is never identified by name in the affidavit filed by federal officials...
  • Terrorist Suspects 'Connected' to Occupy Cleveland; Occupy Tries to Spin

    05/01/2012 5:44:42 PM PDT · by forty_years · 17 replies
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | May 1, 2012 | Editor
    Occupy Cleveland canceled a scheduled rally Tuesday after a group of men connected to the organization were arrested by the FBI. ... newsnet5.com, Scripps TV Station Group, 5/1/12 These "group of men" -- terrorist thugs -- "...had planted what were believed to be explosive devices under the Ohio 82 bridge over Cuyahoga Valley National Park as part of a May Day protest today." Note that, "More than 13,000 vehicles travel over the bridge each day..." These guys wanted blood, and I emphasize that: FBI officials today said that while the members of a group arrested in an attempt to...
  • Yes, The 99% Spring Is A Fraud

    05/01/2012 9:05:32 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    This Can't Be Happening ^ | 04/13/2012 | Charles M. Young
    With hindsight gained by googling “MoveOn” and “co-opt” after the fact, I can’t claim that nobody tried to warn me. Many websites with left and even liberal politics had said in so many words, “Be wary of this organization called the 99% Spring. It is a Trojan horse for the Democrats.” I just didn’t read that anywhere in a timely fashion. I’ve had a lot of stuff on my plate lately. That’s my excuse. And in my ignorance, I responded to some spam about “nonviolent direct action training” organized by MoveOn and got invited to this 99% Spring thing on...
  • ,,,, Occupy': Activists fear being 'pulled to the right,' becoming Democratic 'pet'

    05/01/2012 8:46:15 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    msnbc ^ | 5/1/2012 | Miranda Leitsinger
    As Occupy protesters hit the streets for a nationwide general strike on Tuesday, some in the movement fear the emergence of two new activist outfits made up of "old left" advocacy groups and unions is an attempt to turn them into a "pet" for the Democratic Party and President Obama’s reelection effort. The new groups, 99% Power and 99% Spring, include backers such as MoveOn.org, Rebuild The Dream, AFL-CIO, United Auto Workers, CODEPINK: Women for Peace, and The Ruckus Society. The groups bring money with them – something in short supply for Occupy – but their efforts are being eyed...
  • Occupy's May Day protests off to slow, soggy start in NYC

    05/01/2012 7:57:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 1, 2012 | By Edith Honan and Mike Segar
    (Reuters) - Occupy Wall Street's call for a general strike to mark International Workers Day got off to a slow start on Tuesday, with sparse gatherings at a handful of spots around a rainy New York City. At Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan, about 100 activists gathered where the group had promised a "pop-up encampment" emblematic of the movement's early days in lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park near the Wall Street financial district.
  • 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.
  • What the... OWS Threatens Violence Against Rebecca Black

    05/01/2012 10:23:29 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 6 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/1/12 | Aurelius
    In another move that shows the members of Occupy Wall Street are completely out of their minds, a picture of Rebecca Black, famous for singing the poorly-reviewed song "Friday," has appeared on "AnarchistNews.org." The picture inexplicably has a man with a gas mask and probably an ax creeping behind Ms. Black. There is no explanation for the picture whatsoever. However, the photo appears in a lengthy article about how corporations are destroying the world and how people need to "fight back" against a sort of omni-present oppressor. However, the article does state clearly who will save the downtrodden. To quote,...
  • 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...
  • OWS ‘May’ get ugly out there

    05/01/2012 5:37:55 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 52 replies
    NYPost ^ | May 1, 2012 | LARRY CELONA, SALLY GOLDENBERG and LEONARD GREENE
    New York is braced for May Day mayhem. Workers are staring at hellacious commutes today when the flagging Occupy Wall Street movement hopes to get a second wind with a full slate of “general strike" protests across the five boroughs. That could not only make it difficult for people to get to their jobs, but it also could put angry demonstrators on a collision course with beefed-up police. From Bryant Park to Bushwick, demonstrators will protest everything from economic injustice to school privatization in a series of planned and also potentially arrest-inducing unpermitted rallies, marches and walkouts. If the Williamsburg...
  • Occupy Wall Street sends May Day mail with suspicious powder (May day, 'radical left terrorism')

    05/01/2012 4:07:28 AM PDT · by Milagros · 13 replies
    AP/ABC ^ | May 1, 2012
    NEW YORK -- Labor groups, immigration advocates, Occupy protesters and other activists are planning marches and other events in Manhattan with the aim of bringing daily business to a standstill on International Workers Day, or May Day.
  • Left-Wing Teachers Plan to ‘Occupy’ Justice Department to Defend Cop-Killer

    04/21/2012 11:23:09 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 4/21/12 | Education Action Group
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The memo has gone out, the date has been saved. This coming Tuesday, radicals of all stripes will descend upon the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C. to rally in support of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Organizers are hoping to speak with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder about why Mumia should be set free. They’re also planning acts of civil disobedience to draw media attention to their cause. Officially known as "Occupy the Justice Department," the event is endorsed by the usual group of malcontents, including "Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal" – a collection of left-wing...
  • Muppets Revenge: Outraged Homeless Muppets to Converge on Goldman Sachs (Occutard freeloaders)

    04/21/2012 8:39:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/21/12
    Muppets Revenge: Outraged Homeless Muppets to Converge on Goldman SachsPRWeb – 6 hrs ago At 11:00 a.m., April 23, 2012, artist Joey Skaggs will lead a band of outraged costumed muppets down to Goldman Sachs offices at 200 West Street in NYC. Skaggs will be peddling his Mobile Homeless Homes prototype -- a low cost alternative living space for the millions of upside-down, underwater or foreclosed homeowners who have lost their houses due to the banking crisis that caused the real estate collapse.
  • Leftist U.S. Professors Huddle With Genocidal Islamists in Tehran

    04/21/2012 10:13:07 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 5 replies
    Iran Bulletin ^ | 21 April 2012 | TerrorTrends
    If you or a family member attend Brooklyn College, Fordham University or City University of New York, there are three professors that you should avoid at all costs. These three geniuses are featured in an Iranian state-controlled media video segment at a conference in Tehran about the radical leftist Occupy Wall Street movement.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 04-20-12 (Prog Spring: OWSies coming out of hibernation, preparing for May Day!

    04/20/2012 5:15:05 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 59 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | April 20, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    Ah, spring! The trees are greening up like so many broccoli sprouts across the landscape. The daffodils and daisies and dandelions are dotting the lawns of many a foreclosed home. Young men's hearts turn to thoughts of beer. And the Cubs are in last place. Yes, spring is in the air (see the pollen and mold counts). Spring. It's a magical season. The earth comes to life, and we do with it. So it is with the young progressives. Their hearts turn to thoughts of occupying places. And so it is that after the long winter of their packed-up...
  • Occupy Tampa posts anti-Semitic cartoon on Holocaust Day

    04/19/2012 12:47:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 5/19/12 | Nadan Feldman
    The Occupy Tampa movement posted an anti-Semitic cartoon on their Facebook page on Thursday, which coincided with Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day. The cartoon, shown below, depicted a Jewish man with a big nose and large beard driving a car with the symbol of the United Nations as the wheel and U.S. President Barack Obama's head as the stick shift. Within five hours the cartoon received more than 400 comments, mostly from outraged users, including many Israelis. "Putting this on Holocaust day just makes it even more sickening than it already is," one user said. "This is an outrage. All OWS...
  • Ten Arrested as Obama Endorsed #OWS Goons and Thugs Try to Occupy Federal Building across from NYSE

    04/17/2012 1:33:16 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | April 17, 2012 | Pam Geller et al
    Fresh off this past weekend's #OWS anarchy and the panic that ensued (#OWS Leader assaulted NYPD with metal pipes, #OWS occupiers tried to take over a federal building across the the New York Stock Exchange. Expect a long, brutal hellish summer from these goons. May day will be gruesome.The attempt to create a Zucotti like camp on Federal grounds was successfully thwarted. I ❀ NYPD!I, for one, will actively work for NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly for mayor.  Let us all urge him to run. All of America would get behind his campaign. Resident living across the street from  the...
  • The Occupy Handbook, coming next week (Written by the 1%)

    04/14/2012 4:04:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    AMERICAblog ^ | April 13, 2012 | Gaius Publius
    Via Paul Krugman, we learn about what promises to be an excellent new book of essays, background, and analysis — The Occupy Handbook.The work has 66 contributors include, including these luminaries: Paul Krugman Robin Wells Michael Lewis Robert Reich David Graeber Nouriel Roubini Matt Taibbi David Cay Johnston Martin Wolf Robert Shiller Peter Diamond Emmanuel Saez Amy Goodman Barbara Ehrenreich Plus a great many others. From the editorial description: The Occupy Handbook is a source for understanding why 1% of the people in America take almost a quarter of the nation's income and the long-term effects of a protest movement...
  • Occupiers litter, while immigrants achieve

    04/13/2012 10:04:59 AM PDT · by pietraynor · 4 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 4/13/2012 | Peter Lucas
    You can learn something from immigrants. One thing you can learn is how, working within the system, you can get things done. Nowhere was that clearer than a couple of events that took place at the Statehouse this past week. Inside the building Monday were a gathering of more than 600 immigrants -- the vast majority of them citizens, or on their way to becoming citizens -- who packed Gardner Auditorium during a daylong immigrant advocacy gathering sponsored by MIRA, the Massachusetts Immigrant & Advocacy Coalition. They arrived early and they stayed late. They were there to lobby for their...
  • 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.
  • Judge to hold hearing on Occupy New Haven

    03/28/2012 9:05:24 AM PDT · by matt04 · 2 replies
    Protesters are still on the New Haven Green two weeks after the city had given the Occupy movement an eviction notice, and Wednesday they will find out how long they will be able to stay. For nearly six months the Occupy New Haven movement has taken over a portion of the city green. They said it's public space, and they're exercising their First Amendment rights to free speech. The city said they're limiting the public's access to public space and issued an eviction notice two weeks ago. But a federal judge in Bridgeport said the protesters could stay a little...
  • A Guide to Good Etiquette When You're Under Arrest (10 handy tips for occupy freeloaders)

    04/06/2012 1:00:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/06/12 | Adam Martin
    A Guide to Good Etiquette When You're Under ArrestBy Adam Martin | The Atlantic Wire – 2 hrs 14 mins ago We're not here to pass judgment on why you wound up in police custody, but if it happens you should know how to comport yourself while getting arrested and once your'e in a holding cell. Now that jail authorities can strip search you even if they don't suspect you of carrying contraband, etiquette is especially important. There are all kinds of reasons you could find yourself behind bars: Maybe you got scooped up at a protest such as Occupy...