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  • From Occupy to Black Lives Matter: how nonviolent resistance is shaping the 2016 elections

    04/20/2016 4:38:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Vox ^ | April 18, 2016 | Professor Erica Chenoweth
    Violence has gotten a lot of attention in the 2016 presidential race — from the kicking and punching of protestors at Trump’s rallies to incitements of violence against Muslim refugees and Mexican immigrants to promises by various candidates to use overwhelming military force to destroy the Islamic State. But nonviolent resistance — that is, when unarmed civilians use a coordinated set of actions, such as protests, strikes, and noncooperation to directly confront opponents without harming or threatening to harm them — has actually been incredibly influential in this election. On both the left and the right, popular movements have brought...
  • Ben & Jerry's co-founders arrested at U.S. Capitol

    04/20/2016 2:48:35 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 25 replies
    Upi via GOPusa ^ | April 19, 2016 | staff reporter
    WASHINGTON (UPI) — The co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream were arrested at a U.S. Capitol protest on Monday. Ice cream icons Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were part of the Democracy Awakening protests in Washington, D.C. A total of about 300 people were arrested.
  • Rosario Dawson Arrested After Crossing Police Line at Democracy Spring Protest in D.C.

    04/16/2016 11:09:42 AM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 14 replies
    MSN News/ET ^ | 4/15/16 | John Boone
    Rosario Dawson says she's "grateful" following her arrest in Washington, D.C. on Friday. The Daredevil actress was arrested for crowding, obstructing or incommoding after crossing police lines during the Democracy Spring rally at the U.S. Capitol, ET has confirmed. While she was not handcuffed, Dawson was given a ticket for a $50 fine and was processed on site. "This is a tremendous issue and I'm really grateful that I could be here and be a part of it," the 36-year-old actress told reporters following her arrest. "I wanted for me, personally, to be in solidarity with the people who put...
  • Trump touts terrific tariff to fix manufacturing job loss in New York

    04/11/2016 5:10:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 10, 2016 | Kyle Feldscher
    Donald Trump played up his plans to tax companies that move jobs out of the United States as he tried to appeal to blue collar workers in a New York rally Sunday. Speaking for about an hour Sunday in Rochester, N.Y., Trump recited statistics about the area's loss of manufacturing jobs and economic hardship in recent years. He reiterated his desire to tax goods sold by companies once based in the United States that moved away to find cheaper labor. The plan has been widely panned by economic experts. But the Rochester crowd ate it up. "I'm the only one...
  • Hundreds flock to US Capitol to protest money in politics, hundreds arrested

    04/11/2016 5:05:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    AP/Fox News ^ | 4/11/16
    Hundreds of protesters flocked to the U.S. Capitol Monday for a demonstration against the role of money in politics, prompting arrests of more than 400 by the Capitol police force. The demonstration was part of a series of "Democracy Spring" protests planned in Washington this week by a coalition of groups. The demonstrators chanted slogans like "one person, one vote" and "money out of politics" as they sat on the East Front of the Capitol. One sign read "Things go better without Koch," a reference to the billionaire businessmen David and Charles Koch, who have promised to lead an almost...
  • Donald Trump as the Isolationist in Chief… Not a Recipe for Success

    03/30/2016 10:52:06 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 42 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-30-16 | Vince
    As I’ve said before, if Donald Trump is the nominee I will vote for him over anyone the donkey party runs. Why? One reason… the single greatest threat to our nation is open borders and the continued entry of people from failed states with no understanding or appreciation for limited government or individual rights. The Democrat Party, which has a similar disdain for both things, has almost destroyed the country on its own and with open borders it seeks to tip the scales of our Republic towards their tyranny by packing the voting rolls with such invaders… The candidate who...
  • A European PATRIOT Act Will Not Keep People Safe

    03/28/2016 11:21:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2016 | Ron Paul
    It was not long after last week's horrifying bombings in Brussels that the so-called security experts were out warning that Europeans must give up more of their liberty so government can keep them secure from terrorism. I guess people are not supposed to notice that every terrorist attack represents a major government failure and that rewarding failure with more of the same policies only invites more failure. I am sure a frightened population will find government promises of perfect security attractive and may be willing to allow more surveillance of their personal lives. They should pause a little beforehand and...
  • How the G.O.P. Elite Lost Its Voters to Donald Trump

    03/28/2016 8:03:06 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 92 replies
    NY Times ^ | 28 Mar 2016 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    The manufacturing executives had gathered in an Atlanta conference room last year to honor their senior United States senator, Johnny Isakson, for his tireless efforts on their behalf in Washington. But as the luncheon wound down, Mr. Isakson found himself facing a man from Coweta County. The man, Burl Finkelstein, said trade policies with Mexico and China were strangling the family-owned kitchen-parts company he helped manage, and imperiling the jobs it provided. Mr. Isakson politely brushed him off, Mr. Finkelstein recalled, as he had many times before. So when the Georgia primary rolled around this month, Mr. Finkelstein, along with...
  • Anti-Trump Protesters Take Over Janesville, Wisconsin Hotel Where Trump Set to Speak Tuesday

    03/28/2016 7:57:56 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 28, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    Leftist protesters have been missing Donald Trump’s rallies so much as he took a break from the road that they are already protesting the leading Republican presidential candidate by taking over the lobby of the Holiday Inn Express at the Janesville, Wisconsin Conference Center where Trump is scheduled to speak at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Protesters are seated in the lobby wearing tubes covering and connecting the arms of protesters together, likely with handcuffs–a tactic leftists use to make it difficult for police to remove protesters. ... The Janesville Gazette reported about sixty protesters took over the hotel lobby, including a...
  • Thousands Pledge to Get Arrested in D.C. Protests Next Month

    03/25/2016 10:37:10 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Mar 2016 | Aaron Klein
    The leaders of Democracy Spring, a coalition of far-left groups plotting a mass civil disobedience movement to begin next month, told Breitbart News they have already confirmed 2,912 protesters who pledged specifically to risk arrest. Those protesters signed an option on the coalition’s website explicitly stating, “I pledge to be one among thousands who will risk arrest to save democracy in DC between April 11 – 16.” Other pledge options for protests include: •*I pledge to come to Washington DC to support the sit in through legal protest but cannot risk arrest. •*I want to join the march from Philadelphia...
  • No Safe Space for the Wicked {Lashing of the the brownshirt "social-justice-warriors"}

    03/17/2016 8:35:19 AM PDT · by drpix · 6 replies
    takimag.com ^ | 3/14/16 | Jim Goad
    One of the most inane verbal constructions in the modern leftist lexicon—right up there with “rape culture,” “white privilege,” and “transphobia”—is the idea that the piteous lambs who constantly squirm under Evil White Maledom’s pale, oppressive thumb require “safe spaces” wherein they can segregate themselves without fear of reprisal... As with everything that hangs leftward these days, the progressives’ idea of a “safe space” is based on a rancid double standard. Just as nonwhites are deemed incapable of racism…and women cannot possibly be sexist…and gay people can’t possibly hate heterosexuals…there are to be absolutely no safe spaces for straight white...
  • Team Led BY Middle Eastern Woman Caught Surveilling U.S. Facility on Mexican Border

    12/16/2015 12:50:06 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 55 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 12/16/2015 | staff
    A Middle Eastern woman was caught surveilling a U.S. port of entry on the Mexican border holding a sketchbook with Arabic writing and drawings of the facility and its security system, federal law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch. The woman has been identified as 23-year-old Leila Abdelrazaq, according to a Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) report obtained by JW this week. Abdelrazaq appeared to have two accomplices, a 31-year-old man named Gabriel Schivone and a 28-year-old woman named Leslie Mcafee. CBP agents noticed the trio "observing the facilities" at the Port of Mariposa in Nogales, Arizona on December 2. Schivone...
  • Trump on Gadhafi death:'Big deal. What do we get out of it?'

    10/20/2011 6:41:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 20, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Moammar Gadhafi’s death is not enough for Donald Trump, who says the United States did not get enough for the kill. On his YouTube page on Thursday, the one-time prospective Republican presidential candidate said, “So the reports are that we caught Gadhafi. Big deal. What do we get out of it? They have the oil. The rebels would have given us everything if we had some leader that knew how to negotiate. The rebels were being routed four months ago — absolutely routed by Gadhafi and his men.” Trump went on to lament the outcome as a missed opportunity and...
  • On Twitter, Bernie Sanders’s supporters are becoming one of his biggest problems

    09/25/2015 6:37:07 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 9/25/15 | Terrell Jermaine Starr
    <p>Sanders’s predominately white backers are targeting black activists and journalists who dare question the candidate’s civil rights record.</p> <p>Earlier this month, I announced on Twitter that I planned to report on the disconnect between Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and black voters. Immediately, some of Sanders’s self-described supporters raided my mentions with patronizing tweets.</p>
  • Carly Fiorina Was Paid $48,000 For A Speech To Bank That Violated U.S. Sanctions On Iran

    09/22/2015 5:22:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 9/21/15 | Megan Apper
    Republican presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina — a vocal critic of lifting economic sanctions on Iran as part of the nuclear deal — delivered a paid speech to French bank BP Paribas in June of last year, six days after the Wall Street Journal reported the bank was the subject of a federal criminal probe for flouting U.S. economic sanctions on Iran. According to a June 2015 financial disclosure, Fiorina was paid $48,000 for the speech on June 3, 2014. The Wall Street Journal’s report, last updated on May 29, 2014, said that U.S. authorities were pressuring...
  • Northwest FBI Raids Target Occupy's 'Black Bloc'

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

    08/21/2015 10:50:51 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 17 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | 8/19/15 | Elizabeth Yore
    "This is a Machiavellian Pope. His encyclical is a very good issue for us progressives.” ~Tom Hayden, 60s radical, former environmental advisor to Gov. Jerry Brown The echo chamber from the anarchists at Occupy Wall Street chanting ‘down with the 1%’ reverberates in the pontifical palaces at the Vatican. Although the ‘60s radicals are greying, they are still around wreaking havoc. In 2011, they dusted off their Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, armed with Molotov cocktails, drugs, and revolutionary rage, and headed for lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park. Make no mistake, the Occupy Wall Street (Occupy) movement was fomented by socialists from...
  • Occupy Wall Street organizers out to “swing” Canadian election

    05/27/2015 5:53:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/27/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Adbusters magazine—the flagship of the Canadian non-profit Adbusters Media Foundation that spawned Occupy Wall Street (OWS)—is out to take down Stephen Harper’s Conservative Government in October elections. The magazine that calls all restless millennials to arms in a revival of 1960-styled protests for ultimate Marxist takeover—is printed in the United States. The message of its 100,000 international circulation, found mostly in corner convenience stores like 7-Eleven is a clarion call to Marxism: “Let the Global Revolution Begin”, “Cultural Revolution is Our Business”. Adbusters lure to disaffected youth of the day is the raunchy: “Having fun, Kicking #”. (Canada Free Press,...
  • Can a One-Percenter Lead the Democrats?

    04/30/2015 4:42:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Does it strike you as an indication of a political party's robust vitality that in a country of more than 300 million people that party has just one likely nominee for president? Notwithstanding the fact that she has at her disposal nearly a billion dollars, she is 67 years old and stands accused of committing at least one felony. What country are we talking about, the old USSR? No, we are talking about the contemporary U.S. of A. This is the condition in which the Democratic Party now finds itself, and it calls itself the party of youthful...
  • Baltimore Burns While Obama Plots

    04/28/2015 2:27:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 4/28/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Baltimore is burning because community organizers and various thugs are tearing the city apart in the aftermath of the strange death of a young black man who was in the custody of police — and President Obama is trying to make things worse.In an incredible non-coincidence the rioting follows a weekend rally by the Occupy Wall Street-like Baltimore Peoples Assembly. There also was a first wave of rioting over the weekend. Outside activists have been flooding into Baltimore, according to reports. Police and civilians have been injured. A CVS store was looted and set on fire. Rioters chopped up fire...
  • Hillary at meeting with economists: We need to “topple” the wealthiest one percent

    04/21/2015 9:10:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/21/2015 | AllahPundit
    The first thing I thought of while reading this was Romney trying to impress CPAC a few years ago by calling himself “severely” conservative. Coming from a committed populist ideologue like Elizabeth Warren, this might sound ominous. Coming from Hillary, it reeks of someone trying way, way too hard to sound like they’re part of the tribe. In her 2008 campaign, Mrs. Clinton touted the prosperity of the 1990s. Today, the trade deals, Wall Street deregulation, and deficit reduction Mr. Clinton oversaw are often blamed as contributing to the current divide between a tiny sliver of the wealthiest and...
  • Man who shot himself dead on steps of Capitol was carrying 'Tax the 1%' sign

    04/12/2015 4:44:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/12/15
    A precautionary lockdown of the U.S. Capitol was lifted after about two hours Saturday following a suicide by a man carrying a sign demanding taxes for the '1%'. The man died after shooting himself on the west front of the Capitol building just after 1 p.m., Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider said. No one else was hurt. Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine said the man had a backpack and a rolling suitcase, triggering an hours-long lockdown, and a sign that said something about 'social justice.'
  • A revolt is growing as more people refuse to pay back student loans

    04/02/2015 10:13:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/31/2015 | By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel
    Remember those 15 people who refused to repay their federal student loans? Their “debt strike” has picked up 85 more disgruntled borrowers willing to jeopardize their financial future to pressure the government into forgiving their student loans. And the government is starting to listen. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has invited the group to Washington on Tuesday to discuss their demand for debt cancellation. Although the CFPB doesn’t have the power to grant that request, the agency’s overture shows that the strike is being taken seriously. It’s been a month since 15 former students of the failing for-profit giant Corinthian...
  • White #BlackLivesMatter Boston Protesters Found Living with Parents in Luxury Mansions

    01/18/2015 3:21:33 PM PST · by servo1969 · 55 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-18-2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Screen grab by TurtleBoySports.comBoston reporters went to the homes of several Boston area protesters who were arrested for blocking highways on Thursday. What they found were adult children playing revolutionary while living with their rich parents. A reporter for WBZ-TV, Ken MacLeod was run off a property while seeking to interview protesters. At another he was told he was harassing the protester he was seeking to interview by ringing her apartment call box. “WBZ-TV’s Ken MacLeod went to (Mark) Schwaller’s apartment in Jamaica Plain hoping for some perspective. He didn’t get that but he did get tossed by another man...
  • Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow—all over OWS

    01/16/2015 9:46:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/16/15 | Judi McLeod
    In the case of the hibernating OWS members, the weather is helping the rest of us. Commuters: Your best defense against protesters who would keep you from getting to work turns out to be the weather. That’s because if the wind is howling in subzero temps and the snow is falling, the protesters will be where they spend 90 percent of their time: hunkered down in Mommy’s over-heated basement. In the upside-down world we live in, folks who actually earn money by going to work are held back by those paid pocket money for protesting rather than having the inconvenient...
  • Robbing the Revolutionary Communist Party USA of its innocent children

    01/04/2015 10:39:26 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/04/15 | Judi McLeod
    Resist socialism because resisting socialism is fighting communism It’s early days in 2015. Do you know where your children and grandchildren are? Well on their way to a Common Core-trained empty life of Communism, where only the elite like Barack Obama’s children and his top advisor Valerie Jarrett’s daughter and potential grandchildren can possibly escape it. While out and out communism is making hostages of the children, worried and looking for intervention is where their parents and grandparents should be. Let there be no room for lost time through second guessing. The violent blowback to the Michael Brown, Eric Garner...
  • No, Dems Don't Need a Tea Party: Liz Warren is no Ted Cruz, and the left doesn't need her to be

    12/24/2014 7:04:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | December 24, 2014 | Robert Schlesinger
    The tea party has, to date, been a uniquely Republican movement, with would-be progressive analogs fizzling and fading. “Occupy Wall Street” seemed more interested in drum circles than political engagement. And do you remember the Coffee Party? I didn’t think so. The lack of a tea party left is in part because having the White House helps paper over a lot of intraparty divisions. And it’s also in part a function of the parties’ differing structures, with the GOP’s recent purity pushes abetted by a media-entertainment complex that incentivizes ideological fidelity over electability as well as the conservative movement’s historical...
  • Who Started New York’s Dead Cops Chant?

    12/23/2014 4:50:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 23, 2014 | Jacob Siegel
    ".......An Instagram of that “No Cops No Prisons” banner displays a number of hashtags, including #turnuptheanger, a hashtag associated with TMOC. (The first mention of #turnuptheanger on Twitter, for example, directs to a Facebook page hosted by the Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee NYC.) It’s not the only apparent link between the “dead cops” chant and TMOC. At the beginning of the video and before the call to kill police, you can hear what sounds like, “arms up, shoot back!” That slogan appears on TMOC’s Twitter account....... [SNIP] ......There are not many TMOC members willing to openly admit that they’re part...
  • The Left's Love Affair with the 4-letter N-word

    12/19/2014 9:07:12 PM PST · by akalinin · 34 replies
    gunnews.com ^ | 12/19/2014 | Darryl Blonski
    “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” - Aldous Huxley I like quotes. Quotes are wisdom for those with short attention spans. They are disregarded by many as irrelevant platitudes or obsolete; however, they are knowledge, often hard-earned and considered by their authors to be important enough to be passed on. I’ve chosen the above quote for today, not only because it is always relevant, but because we bear witness to a time where the political left of this country is trying...
  • Occupy Returns as Ferguson/Garner Protests Spread Nationwide

    12/18/2014 7:35:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 18, 2014 | Michelle Moons
    “TOMORROW (Tues), #OccupyCountycouncil, 2:30PM! We demand an end to a justice system that jails nonviolent offenders but lets cops kill! 41 S. Central, 63105.” These were the words of a mass text sent to subscribers to the “Ferguson Action” list. The list includes groups that formed in response to the August shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, by police officer Darren Wilson and have fueled the protest movement that has continued since. Video was posted online of the Tuesday meeting showing that a few protesters had indeed attended. Four members of the group spoke to the St....
  • Protesting Law and Order

    12/08/2014 8:41:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/08/14 | Alan Caruba
    I worry that too many Americans fail to respect the police who put their lives on the line to protect them. They are not the enemy. The criminals are. I doubt there was ever a time in America, pre-Revolution and since, that race was not an issue. It was for the framers of the Constitution who, in order to get the southern colonies to accept it, included in Article Two that, for the purpose of taxation, slaves were to be identified as only “three-fifths” of being a person. In Section 9, it was agreed that the issue of slavery was...
  • Who Boycotts Wal-Mart? Social-justice warriors too enlightened to let their poor neighbors..

    11/30/2014 8:40:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The National Review Online ^ | November 30, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Columbia County, Ark. — There’s no sign of it here in Magnolia, Ark., but the boycott season is upon us, and graduates of Princeton and Bryn Mawr are demanding “justice” from Wal-Mart, which is not in the justice business but in the groceries, clothes, and car-batteries business. It is easy to scoff, but I am ready to start taking the social-justice warriors’ insipid rhetoric seriously — as soon as two things happen: First, I want to hear from the Wal-Mart-protesting riffraff a definition of “justice” that is something that does not boil down to “I Get What I Want, Irrespective...
  • WHY I AM GOING TO VOTE FOR RON PAUL!!!

    01/31/2012 3:54:11 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 74 replies
    a sick twisted mind... ^ | 01/31/2012 | RaceBannon
    I have decided, finally, I am going to vote for Ron Paul. Scroll down to see why
  • Paul supports anti-Wall Street protests

    10/03/2011 11:41:28 AM PDT · by Baladas · 27 replies
    The Hill's BLOG BRIEFING ROOM ^ | 10/03/11 | Justin Sink
    Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) offered support for some of the Occupy Wall Street protests that have built up in lower Manhattan over the weekend in an interview Friday with Reason magazine, where he also denounced the "militarization of our police forces." "If they were demonstrating peacefully, and making a point, and arguing our case, and drawing attention to the Fed — I would say, good!" Paul said following a town-hall meeting in New Hampshire. Paul has long been an outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve, which he says manipulates American currency and is excessively secretive. The Occupy Wall Street...
  • Occupy Wall Street Supporters Push Ron Paul for President

    10/09/2011 9:25:35 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 20 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/9/11 | Aurelius
    The 'Occupy Wall Street' "movement" demands free money, free living, free education, and free jobs from the government. Another thing many of their supporters are pushing for: Ron Paul in 2012. The amount of pro-Paul writing is quite surprising, particularly because the group has stated that they believe "all politicians" are corrupt and evil. Apparently Mr. Paul is an exception. That's why you have declarations like this on OccupyWallSt.org: And comment: After comment: After comment: After comment:
  • Ron Paul Joins George Soros In Supporting “Occupy Wall Street” Protests

    10/04/2011 7:45:48 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/3/2011
    Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) offered support for some of the Occupy Wall Street protests that have built up in lower Manhattan over the weekend in an interview Friday with Reason magazine, where he also denounced the "militarization of our police forces." "If they were demonstrating peacefully, and making a point, and arguing our case, and drawing attention to the Fed — I would say, good!" Paul said following a town-hall meeting in New Hampshire. Paul has long been an outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve, which he says manipulates American currency and is excessively secretive.
  • Ron Paul Defends Occupy Wall Street and Middle Class at Republican Debate

    10/19/2011 1:05:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    death and taxesmag.com ^ | Oct 19 2011 | By DJ Pangburn
    Rep. Ron Paul is definitely the only Republican candidate who has displayed a degree of sympathy for the Occupy Wall Street protesters, and last night he proved it on a national stage by addressing resident Republican crazy man (one of many), Herman Cain.
  • Ron Paul Praises Occupy Wall Street

    01/13/2012 3:11:36 AM PST · by detective · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Dec 29, 2011 | John Mccormack
    While campaigning in Iowa on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul praised the Occupy Wall Street movement, comparing it to the Tea Party movement. "In many ways, I identify with both groups," Paul said. Both groups are fed up with problems in Washington and "the two-party-system," Paul said while speaking at an insurance company in Des Moines. Praising the left-wing Occupy Wall Street movement is an unusual move for a Republican presidential candidate, but Ron Paul is, of course, an unusual Republican presidential candidate. He jumped to first place in the Iowa caucus polls partly because of support from people...
  • Top Occupy organizer trained Ferguson protesters

    11/29/2014 11:53:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 26, 2014 | Aaron Klein
    In a development that may portend extended disruptions, veteran street organizer Lisa Fithian, previously dubbed “Professor Occupy,” recently trained Ferguson protesters how to “simulate chaos.” Fithian is a legendary organizer who once announced she seeks to “create crisis, because crisis is that edge where change is possible.” She was one of the luminaries of the Occupy Wall Street movement and was a lead organizer in the infamous 1999 Seattle riots against the World Trade Organization that descended into violence. The 1999 WTO event in Seattle devolved into widespread rioting in which more than 40,000 protesters, some using violent tactics, descended...
  • Occupy Ferguson: Like the People of OWS and Walmart only more racist.

    11/18/2014 7:23:59 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-18-2014 | MOTUS
    Have you ever wondered what happened to all the POWIES, the People of Occupy Wall Street? You know, all those pathetically sad people who signed on to the Progs’ last populist class warfare movement?It was the story of the year in 2011, and you may recall it was also the story that gave MOTUS her international creds. My post, The People of OWS: like the people of Wal-Mart, only not as smart, was Instalanched and picked up by the Daily Mail Online and read ‘round the world: I’ve been kind of a big deal on the Internet ever since. A...
  • Out: Far Left 9/11 Truthers. In: Far Left ISIS Truthers

    10/04/2014 5:50:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    PJ Media's Ed Driscoll ^ | October 4, 2014 | Ed Driscoll
    Al Gore was driven (further) insane when he lost to GWB in 2000, going from a man who attacked Bush #41 in 1992 for not removing Saddam Hussein from power, to demonizing Bush #43 for removing Saddam Hussein from power, and smearing his supporters as “digital brownshirts.” Gore, whose political career was reborn in 1989, when he made an about-face from a relatively conservative Democrat in the 1980s to comparing global warming to “An Ecological Kristallnacht” in a New York Times op-ed, sold his Current TV channel to Al Jazeera, owned by the ISIS-funding petro-state Qatar for $500 million at...
  • Occupy Wall Street Dog Officially Begins Campaign for Oakland Mayorship

    10/02/2014 10:30:06 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 14 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/2/14 | Aurelius
    Occupy Oakland has finally found their candidate, who arguably has the same intelligence as them: a dog. Called "Einstein," Occupy Oakland released a pun-laden announcement in February declaring the dog's intent to run for office. As the group of ultra-liberals explained, "Einstein has thrown his collar in the ring, his leash in the pond, and his id chip in the circular file. Yes, Occupy Oakland’s unofficial official non-human with personhood status has announced, on the steps of City Hall, that he will be a candidate in Oakland’s mayoral race for 2014... ANOTHER OAKLAND IS POSSIBLE!" Eight months since then, the...
  • Occupy Wall Street: America Run by "White Supremacists"

    09/29/2014 8:57:58 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 25 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/29/14 | Aurelius
    Occupy Wall Street, which surprisingly still has at least one supporter, is declaring that the United States is run by white supremacists, despite the fact that the President is an African American. In an article published yesterday, "OWS" declares that America has suffered through a "Summer of White Supremacy." Referencing Ferguson, Detroit, and "white cops," the article explains that throughout the United States, white people are oppressing black people as much as they can. Not only is it the police, but racist elected officials in the government are doing the same... The same anger toward whites and Republicans is seen...
  • Return To Republicanism?

    09/28/2014 6:27:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    IÂ’m a republican. YouÂ’re a republican. It used to be that most Democrats were also republicans. Today, IÂ’m not even sure that most Republicans are republicans. But IÂ’m hoping you are, whether you vote R or D or something else. Or donÂ’t vote at all. This is not an essay in political latitudinarianism. Or its opposite. Actually, IÂ’m trying to argue against anarchism. Let me start again. A republican is someone who upholds the idea of a republic, of a people-initiated government with limited powers and purview. This notion brewed in early Roman times, and the history and demise of...
  • Austin Police Officer Tries To Paint Police Accountability...

    09/18/2014 6:29:54 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 6 replies
    TechDirt ^ | 9/17/2104 | Tim Cushing
    ... As 'Domestic Extremists' In FOIA'ed Emails An activist is a terrorist, at least according to Senior Police Officer Justin Berry of the Austin Police Dept. While the terms aren't mutually exclusive, a person can be one without being the other. In Berry's mind, they're both, and he feeds off the FBI's paranoia to reach his conclusion.
  • OWS Sues Scam Artist Leader Over Stolen Twitter Account

    09/18/2014 11:05:53 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 18, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    It appears that the folks in Occupy Wall Street would have done themselves a favor if they had followed Newsbusters. Why? Because over three years ago your humble correspondent wrote about how Justin Wedes, who was one of the OWS leaders, attempted to cheat taxpayers by forging documents in order to fraudulently obtain a government grant. Now the OWS people have learned the hard way that Wedes can't be trusted. As reported by the New York Times, OWS activists are now suing Wedes for taking over their Twitter account. In addition they are asking for $500,000 in damages. So now...
  • Occupy Movement abolishes $4 million in other people's student loan debt

    09/18/2014 6:35:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Money ^ | 09/18/2014 | Blake Ellis
    After forgiving millions of dollars in medical debt, Occupy Wall Street is tackling a new beast: student loans. Marking the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the group's Strike Debt initiative announced Wednesday it has abolished $3.8 million worth of private student loan debt since January. It said it has been buying the debts for pennies on the dollar from debt collectors, and then simply forgiving that money rather than trying to collect it. In total, the group spent a little more than $100,000 to purchase the $3.8 million in debt. While the group is unable to purchase...
  • The People Who Organized Occupy Wall Street Are Now Suing Each Other

    09/17/2014 6:48:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | September 17, 2014 | Rosie Gray
    The movement descends into litigation. “We can either go and beat him up or we can go to court.” WASHINGTON — Activists who organized the dormant Occupy Wall Street movement are suing another activist for control of the main Twitter account, and one of the plaintiffs says there was no other option but to turn to litigation to solve the dispute. The conflict centers around @OccupyWallStNYC, one of the main Twitter feeds that distributed information during the movement’s heyday in 2011. The OWS Media Group filed a lawsuit against organizer Justin Wedes on Wednesday, which is also the third anniversary...
  • United in Hatred: Occupy and Ferguson

    08/28/2014 9:38:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 29, 2014 | Charlotte Hays
    A Washington Post story headlined “Not Their Grandfather’s Protest” sought to depict the Ferguson riots, triggered by the fatal shooting of a black youth by a white police officer, as a new generation of the Civil Rights movement. Not so. As much as we mourn the tragic death of Michael Brown, we can’t help noticing that the mob in Ferguson was destructive, hateful, and only too eager to liquidate small businesses that provided a livelihood for people whose only sin was doing business in Ferguson, Mo. Watching the Ferguson riots on TV, I spotted a sign that said, “Begin the...
  • Occupy National Gathering Draws 50 to Sacramento

    08/03/2014 12:45:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | August 1, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    SACRAMENTO -- David A.R. Barnitz surveys the lawn on the north side of the State Capitol--the handful of tents, the small circle of activists seated in the shade. This is not "the nirvana I was hoping for," he admits. Still, as roughly 50 people gathered Thursday in the sweltering 97-degree heat for the start of the four-day Occupy National Gathering, he was encouraged by the "unity" and "sense of purpose" among those present. "It's Occupy in its evolutionary stages," he says hopefully. In the fall of 2011, thousands gathered in lower Manhattan for Occupy Wall Street, and thousands more staged...