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  • 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...
  • Rising up, again: Occupy, 99Rise & activism’s big comeback-Sacramento to host Occupy Nat'l Gathering

    07/29/2014 10:04:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Sacramento News & Review ^ | July 24, 2014 | Nick Miller
    After the so-called death of the Occupy movement, political activism is making a comeback in Sacramento. In June and July, law enforcement arrested 47 protesters over 12 days at the state Capitol. Those hauled away were members of the newly formed 99Rise movement. They peacefully remained in the building under the rotunda after curfew, in solidarity with their goal of getting big money out of politics. That hasn’t happened yet, of course, but the protesters made headlines by lobbying a few bills—and actually getting two passed. Some of these activists marched nearly 500 miles from Los Angeles to Sacramento, and...
  • Hamas Propaganda War Being Waged on World’s Main Street

    07/27/2014 7:24:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/27/14 | Judi McLeod
    Even thousands of miles away from Gaza, citizens live in fear. And that’s just the way Western leaders want it. With their people living in fear, Western leaders escape citizen wrath for their lack of leadership in failing world economies.
  • A left-wing Tea Party may be closer than you think

    06/28/2014 9:43:07 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    Salon ^ | 6-28-2014 | AP/Susan Walsh/Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/AP/Jason DeCrow
    After supposed RINO Thad Cochran relied in part on African-American voters to defeat Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel and win the Mississippi GOP’s nomination to the Senate, FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe was very upset. Kibbe was so angry, in fact, that he was moved to petulantly declare, “If the only way the K Street wing of the GOP establishment can win is by courting Democrats to vote in GOP primaries then we’ve already won.” This Black Knight-like declaration of victory following conspicuous defeat was widely mocked as yet another example of the Tea Party’s preference to curate reality.
  • Where are the Occupy protesters now?

    06/26/2014 12:02:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    .theguardian.com ^ | June 17, 2014 | Todd Gitlin
    Social media makes it easier and cheaper to build movements quickly – but bypassing the business of creating decision-making infrastructure means they can disappear just as fast.Where have all the chanters gone; the gospel-minded Christians and the denouncers of ‘banksters’ and tyrants; the homeless and the indebted and unemployed who filled our urban squares in 2011-12, crying out such slogans as "We are the 99 percent" and "The people want the end of the regime"? Where are the leaderless revolutionaries who turned cities around the world upside down? The simple answer is: they were dispersed. When the sometimes public parks...
  • Surprise! The Vegas Cop Killers Weren't So Right-Wing After All

    06/16/2014 6:40:53 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Every. Damn. Time. Tucked away in their backstory of anti-social behavior, an inconvenient nugget of truth about the couple responsible for killing three people, including two police officers, in Las Vegas:
  • If the Left Had a Tea Party… Dan Cantor and the making of a liberal uprising.

    06/05/2014 7:25:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | June 5, 2014 | David Sirota
    Suburban Albany is not known for its rip-roaring weekend scene, but this most recent Saturday night, it was the momentary center of the political universe, as an underfunded political party was using its quadrennial convention to try to force America’s most powerful and best-financed governor to submit to its demands. Though the Working Families Party’s conventions are typically low-key affairs, this one had drawn 800 activists and operatives and most of the New York press corps—all to see if the party would endorse conservative Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo or run a third-party candidate against him. In the end, when the...
  • Occupy Movement in Circles

    05/24/2014 12:50:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Guardian Liberty Voice of Las Vegas ^ | May 20, 2014 | Grace Pollari
    The occupy movement is circling back on itself with the announcement of the final prosecution of protester Cecily McMillian. Sentenced to three months for elbowing a police officer, those within and without the movement are wondering where they go from here and what it all means. The founders of the movement have moved from cities into the country, and are organizing to occupy the polls to rout out corruption. However, there are questions within the confines of the Electoral College as to how much change this focus can produce. One element of the occupy movement from its headquarters in Zuccotti...
  • Pussy Riot Visits NYC Jail to Support Occupy Wall Street Hero

    05/18/2014 6:35:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Mashable ^ | May 9, 2014 | Colin Daileda
    RIKERS ISLAND, New York — Two members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot visited Rikers Island, New York City's main jail complex, to meet with an inmate who is a hero of Occupy Wall Street. The Occupy protestor, 25-year-old Cecily McMillan, was arrested in March 2012 after she elbowed a police officer in the eye. She faces seven years behind bars after a jury found her guilty on May 5, but McMillan and her supporters say she should never have been convicted in the first place. Pussy Riot members Nadezhda "Nadya" Tolokonnikova and Maria "Masha" Alyokhina entered Rikers around...
  • Woman Found Guilty of Assaulting Officer at an Occupy Wall Street Protest

    05/06/2014 6:18:36 AM PDT · by Beagle8U · 19 replies
    NYT ^ | May 5, 2014 | James C. McKinley Jr.
    A jury of eight women and four men took less than three hours to decide that the protester, Cecily McMillan, 25, was responsible for assaulting the officer, rejecting her contention that she had reacted instinctively when he grabbed her breast during a protest on St. Patrick’s Day. Ms. McMillan had said she could not distinctly recall what happened amid the chaos of the night.
  • Chris Hayes: Would Fox News Defend Bundy Ranch Supporters if They Were Black?

    04/22/2014 2:26:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 22, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    Monday night, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes used an essay on Slate about the Bundy Ranch standoff and race as a jumping off point to discuss how this story would be different if rancher Cliven Bundy’s armed supporters were black. “When is it that people take up arms against the federal or state government, point their arms at federal agents and face no consequence for it?” Hayes asked. “The answer is to that is hardly ever.” Hayes went on to imagine how Fox News react to the New Black Panthers if they decided to “greet law enforcement with long guns.” Or what...
  • Beck Warns Americans Against Falling in With ‘Right’s Version of Occupy Wall Street’ (Bundy)

    04/15/2014 7:20:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 201 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 14, 2014 | Erica Ritz
    The controversy over a Nevada rancher’s decades-long use of public land without paying federal grazing fees has quickly become a national issue — one that Glenn Beck on Monday urged Americans to fully understand before taking a side on. “We did some research online with PsyID today, and found that there’s about 10 or 15 percent of the people who are talking about this online that are truly frightening,” Beck said on his television program. “They don’t care what the facts are. They just want a fight.” Beck said there are many “decent, small-government proponents from groups like the Tea...
  • Trial of Occupy activist struggles to find jurors impartial to protest movement

    04/13/2014 4:32:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | April 10, 2014 | Jon Swaine
    It is the most important question being asked of dozens of New Yorkers lined up as potential jurors for the trial of Cecily McMillan, an Occupy Wall Street activist accused of assaulting a police officer: what do you think of her protest movement? Unfortunately for those keen on the swift procession of justice, a series of Manhattan residents who presented themselves at the criminal courthouse this week declared that they strongly disagreed with it – and could not promise to be impartial about one of its members. “I’m involved in Wall Street things. I’m on the Wall Street side, not...
  • They're back! Occupy plans springtime 'wave of action'

    04/03/2014 8:47:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    WND.com ^ | April 2, 2014 | Aaron Klein
    Springtime is here. The birds are singing, temperatures are on the rise and the Occupy movement is emerging from winter hibernation, calling for a worldwide “wave of action” Friday to re-launch anti-capitalism protests. Occupiers have been instructed by the movement’s official Twitter feed to congregate at Zuccotti Plaza in New York City Friday morning. The plan is to march to nearby Federal Plaza. Zuccotti was the stronghold of Occupy Wall Street the last two years. An associated Facebook page announced a protest against the “regressive 1% agenda of Governor Andrew Cuomo and for a truly progressive one that includes the...
  • VIDEO: Out of Occupy, a New Populist Political Party Forms (In Order to Scam $$$$ From Democrats)

    03/13/2014 6:59:35 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dennis Trainor, Jr
    Carl Gibson, co-founder of U.S. Uncut, is joining with other Occupy Wall Street organizers to launch a new populist political party. While more details (including the name of the party and the identities of other key organizers) will be available when the group launches on March 20, the party will be explicitly anti-capitalist. Says Gibson: "A new party that actively opposes capitalism and unites people around the basic ideas of meeting human needs would be widely respected and immediately acknowledged. This new party could stand apart from the two corporate-owned parties by refusing to take campaign donations from corporations, banks...
  • Rats force closure of Occupy Frankfurt camp (old news but watch for more rats next elections)

    01/02/2014 3:32:29 AM PST · by lavaroise · 4 replies
    MARKET WATCH ^ | 6 august 2012 | WILLIAM L. Watts
    Police estimated there were between 40 and 60 people still at the site before they moved in to evict them, with only around 20 actual protesters, German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported — a figure disputed by Occupy organizers
  • Seattle City Councilmember-elect shares radical idea with Boeing workers

    11/19/2013 2:54:09 PM PST · by Baynative · 138 replies
    KIROTV ^ | 11/19/13 | Gary Horcher
    SEATTLE — Seattle City Councilmember-elect Kshama Sawant told Boeing machinists her idea of a radical option, should their jobs be moved out of state “The workers should take over the factories, and shut down Boeing’s profit-making machine,” Sawant announced to a cheering crowd of union supporters in Seattle’s Westlake Park Monday night.
  • Occupy Wall Street buys $15 million of Americans' medical debt

    11/13/2013 7:11:28 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 27 replies
    Al Reuters ^ | 11/13/2013 | Elizabeth Dilts
    Occupy Wall Street buys $15 million of Americans' medical debt Tue, Nov 12 2013By Elizabeth Dilts(Reuters) - An Occupy Wall Street spin-off group has bought up $14.7 million worth of Americans' personal medical debt and forgiven it over the last year as part of its Rolling Jubilee project, the group announced Monday.The Rolling Jubilee project, organized by Occupy Wall Street's Strike Debt group, has so far spent $400,000 to buy the debt, in the process relieving 2,693 people of the money they owed for medical services Occupy thinks should be free."Think of it as a bailout of the 99 percent...