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  • Occupy Oakland: Mayor Quan maintaining hands-off position on protesters

    11/03/2011 6:49:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 11/3/11 | Cecily Burt - Oakland Tribune
    OAKLAND -- After a massive and mostly peaceful demonstration against large corporations Wednesday eroded into late night clashes with police and 80 arrests, people on both sides of the fence were in damage control mode, with Occupy Oakland organizers and city officials trying to figure out what to do next. And in a press briefing Thursday afternoon, it appears that as far as Mayor Jean Quan is concerned the city will maintain its hands-off status quo. She blamed the destruction on a small group and said the larger Occupy group was not the problem. ... She also said that because...
  • Memo to Canadian Occupiers: Go south

    11/03/2011 8:36:52 AM PDT · by Clive · 14 replies
    QMI Agency via Sun Media via Toronto Sun ^ | 2011-11-03 | Eric Duhaime
    MONTREAL - Over the past few weeks, leftist activists invaded public spaces in all major cities across Canada, beginning in downtown Toronto. Their actions were inspired by the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) encampment in Zucotti Park. There are, however, a few differences. American protesters are outraged by: The widening gap in wealth between the poor and the rich, to the benefit of the 1% of the most fortunate. Bank bailouts with public money. The impoverishment of the middle class. The drop in the home values. Growing poverty. Increases in health insurance premiums. The phenomenal public deficit. None of these problems...
  • Occupying Retards in Pictures

    11/02/2011 12:22:21 AM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 19 replies
    Wisdom of Dave ^ | November 1, 2011 | Dave
    The Occupy Wall Street village idiots association has come out across this great nation to try to stink it up with bad breath, tent cities, crime, stench, mini riots, sex assaults and much more as they seek an America they can't even define in vocabulary that fools can understand. This link to the pictures is both funny and sad when seeing it because so much potential is nothing but wasted in the useful idiot tank. LINK TO WALL STREET FREAKS
  • The 99%: Official list of Occupy Wall Street’s supporters, sponsors and sympathizers

    11/01/2011 4:01:20 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 31, 2011 | Zombie
    The Occupy Wall Street movement has received so much media coverage in recent weeks that it’s nearly impossible to keep abreast of all the developments. So many endorsements and criticisms coming from all directions enter the news cycle in such rapid succession that even the most dedicated news junkies may have missed out on many of the pronouncements. Supporters and detractors of OWS both might find it useful to have a handy all-inclusive list of who has endorsed or embraced the protest. To satisfy that demand, we hereby present a list of groups, organizations, individuals and entities that have expressed...
  • Man Vs Winter

    10/31/2011 9:52:33 AM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 8 replies
    Wisdom of Dave ^ | 10/31/2011 | Dave
    Protesting Wall Street and the gap between rich and poor? The system needs to be changed and you don't know to what? Well, winter has given the protesters an early welcome. Occupy Wall Street, New York chapter has been blasted with snow and rain. Ah Damn! With today being Halloween and seeing the pictures roll in it is a beautiful blending of the weird, weather, and spooky. The OWS movement is asking for blankets, heaters, generators, tarps. In the interest of public decency please DO NOT send the protesters any aid. Let them EARN IT! They can take jobs that...
  • Anti-Wall St protesters to join NY Halloween parade

    10/25/2011 7:50:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/25/11 | Michelle Nichols - Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anti-Wall St protesters plan to join New York City's Halloween parade on Monday and although several people have been arrested at recent rallies for wearing masks, demonstrators will have a free pass for the holiday. New York state has a law that bans masked gatherings and police have enforced the rule at protests by the Occupy Wall Street movement against economic inequality, which set up camp in a park in the city's financial district on September 17. But the law, dating back to 1845, allows people to wear masks if it is for "a masquerade party...
  • All charges dropped against lemonade protesters

    10/24/2011 3:05:50 PM PDT · by martosko · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/2011 | CJ Ciaramella
    The lemonade three are free. The Superior Court of the District of Columbia dropped all charges Monday against three activists arrested in August for selling 10-cent cups of lemonade on the lawn of the Capitol building. Will Duffield, Meg McLain and Kathryn Dill were arrested on Aug. 20 for selling the lemonade as part of National Lemonade Freedom Day — a nationwide protest formed in response to a recent rash of children’s lemonade stands being shut down by police.
  • All charges dropped against lemonade protesters

    10/24/2011 3:05:45 PM PDT · by martosko · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/2011 | CJ Ciaramella
    The lemonade three are free. The Superior Court of the District of Columbia dropped all charges Monday against three activists arrested in August for selling 10-cent cups of lemonade on the lawn of the Capitol building. Will Duffield, Meg McLain and Kathryn Dill were arrested on Aug. 20 for selling the lemonade as part of National Lemonade Freedom Day — a nationwide protest formed in response to a recent rash of children’s lemonade stands being shut down by police.
  • Occupy Charlotte founder resists efforts to oust him (OWS Greed)

    10/22/2011 2:53:22 AM PDT · by personalaccts · 20 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 10/22/11 | Doug Miller
    Occupy Charlotte founder resists efforts to oust him Group's attorney says Tom Shope misused funds; he calls claims 'rhetoric and lies.' By Doug Miller By Doug Miller The Charlotte Observer Posted: Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 Tom Shope says his opponents have tried to hack into his Facebook accounts, a major source of organization. Ortega Gaines - The lack of portable bathrooms has gained attention. Officials say they're not required to allow facilities on city property for demonstrations. Campers use those in transit and businesses. Photos by Jeff willhelm - A battle for control over Occupy Charlotte has...
  • Occupy Calgary protesters post plea for toiletries and condoms

    10/18/2011 10:22:34 AM PDT · by sarah palin rocks · 41 replies ^ | October 17, 2011 | Calgary Sun
    Occupy Calgary protesters entrenched in Olympic Plaza have put out a call for donations from the public, asking for medical supplies, toiletries and condoms. The group, which expanded from its city-granted camp on St. Patrick’s Island following a Saturday protest at Bankers Hall, posted the plea for supplies on Facebook as city officials kept a close watch on the latest annexation of public property. Donations from the public have been coming in for the movement, which organizers say will be used to buy supplies such as food, but a plea has also been posted on Facebook for condoms, antibiotic ointment,...
  • Thieves preying on fellow protesters (Occupy Wall Street)

    10/18/2011 3:14:36 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 91 replies · 1+ views
    Occupy Wall Street protesters said yesterday that packs of brazen crooks within their ranks have been robbing their fellow demonstrators blind, making off with pricey cameras, phones and laptops -- and even a hefty bundle of donated cash and food. “Stealing is our biggest problem at the moment,” said Nan Terrie, 18, a kitchen and legal-team volunteer from Fort Lauderdale. “I had my Mac stolen -- that was like $5,500. Every night, something else is gone. Last night, our entire [kitchen] budget for the day was stolen, so the first thing I had to do was . . . get...
  • Alienating the Middle

    10/18/2011 1:42:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 18, 2011 | Mona Charen
    It doesn't come as a huge surprise that President Obama has decided to embrace the Occupy Wall Street movement. There has always been a certain drum circle flavor to this administration. In fact, nothing illustrated the point so well as when, a couple of weeks ago (before the president decided that OWS was his ticket to re-election), Vice President Biden referred in a radio interview to one of the agitators as "Van Jones, whoever he is." The program's host interjected that Jones was the former "green jobs" czar in the Obama administration. Ah. But that's no longer an embarrassment because...
  • Powerful Ad Wonders Why Politicians Are Ignoring Occupy Protesters’ Anti-Semitism

    10/17/2011 7:07:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/17/11 | Mike Opelka
    The Blaze has covered several instances of anti-Semitism emanating from the Occupy Wall St. movement (despite the organizers’ attempts to trivialize it). And now, the group over at has posted a powerful new web ad from the Emergency Committee for Israel, wondering why, despite the anti-Semitism, so many liberal politicians have come out in support of the movement. “Why are our leaders turning a blind eye to anti-Semitic, anti-Israel attacks?” it asks:
  • Media Shill For OWS

    10/17/2011 5:20:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 17, 2011 | Editorial
    Journalism: A cache of new Occupy Wall Street emails shows several press types offering advice to the protesters. We'd be shocked, except the mainstream media have been openly helping the Occupy movement all along. In one of the hundreds of Occupy Wall Street emails now posted online, MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan warns occupiers that they shouldn't issue demands. "The focus on simple shared principle and intent to align with all who agree with that principle is a unique strength," he advised. Dylan isn't an activist. He's not a PR guy, either. He's allegedly a journalist, and one with a long list...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread -- Monday, October 17, 2011

    10/17/2011 8:10:36 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 64 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | 10/17/2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Forget the Wall Street Protesters: Why We Should All Hate "Capitalism"

    10/17/2011 9:38:45 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | Monday, 17 October 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    Okay, you can lift your lower jaw off the floor. I haven’t joined the dark side: My problem isn’t economic but lexical. I do hate capitalism — the term. As you know, in the eyes of many, “capitalism” has become both a four-letter word and the target of such. For example, New York Magazine questioned a group of Wall Street protesters on October 2 and found that 37 percent believed capitalism was “inherently immoral.” If you find this unremarkable for Woodstock-meets-Wall Street rabble, consider a 2009 Rasmussen poll showing that “only 53% of American adults believe capitalism is better than...
  • Protesters Debate What Demands, if Any, to Make (Laugh Alert)

    10/17/2011 3:39:29 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 32 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 16 Oct 2011 | MEREDITH HOFFMAN
    In a quiet corner across the street from Zuccotti Park, a cluster of 25 solemn-faced protesters struggled one night to give Occupy Wall Street what critics have found to be most lacking. “We absolutely need demands,” said Shawn Redden, 35, an earnest history teacher in the group. “Like Frederick Douglass said, ‘Power concedes nothing without a demand.’ ” The influence and staying power of Occupy Wall Street are undeniable: similar movements have sprouted around the world, as the original group enters its fifth week in the financial district. Yet a frequent criticism of the protesters has been the absence of...
  • Wall Street Protesters Trample American Flag

    Earlier this week I posted pictures highlighting the difference between the Tea Party and the Occupy Wall Street protesters. If that didn’t make you question the patriotism of these protesters, maybe this will. A new photograph has surfaced that shows Occupy Wall Street protesters trampling the American flag, showing utter disrespect and contempt for all the men who have fought and died to protect their freedom.
  • Occupy protesters lack real focus

    10/15/2011 4:28:56 PM PDT · by Clive · 19 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2011-10-15 | (editorial page)
    Government money must not be squandered. That's the one point on which we agree with the Occupy movements sweeping North America. And from that point on we diverge. The Canadian occupation begins Saturday. Organizers in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary and Halifax are promising thousands will take up the banner in support of their cause. But what exactly will those banners say? We already know from the Manhattan version how muddy their message is. If it was strictly a message of fiscal prudence, we'd say everyone should jump on board. We don't like bailouts. We don't like, for example, the...
  • Branstad Moves Occupy Iowa Off Statehouse Grounds

    10/15/2011 3:16:54 PM PDT · by stillafreemind
    Yahoo/AC ^ | Oct. 15, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Smack dab in the middle of the country, surrounded by harvested corn and bean fields, cities in Iowa are experiencing their version of Occupy Wall Street. Occupy Iowa came to Des Moines and promptly found that Gov. Branstad was willing to be fair, but not be taken advantage of.
  • "October 15th people from all over the world will take to the streets"

    10/14/2011 7:48:42 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    "The ruling powers work for the benefit of just a few, ignoring the will of the vast majority and the human and environmental price we all have to pay. This intolerable situation must end."
  • Newt Slams Media For Not Demanding Transparency Of Federal Reserve

    10/11/2011 7:29:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 10/11/2011
    Newt Gingrich is asked about the Occupy Wall Street movement at the Bloomberg debate in New Hampshire: New Gingrich: "If they want to change things, the first thing to do is fire Bernanke, who is a disaster as chairman of the Federal Reserve. The second person to fire is Geithner. The fact is, in both the Bush and the Obama administrations the fix has been in. And I think it's perfectly reasonable to be angry. But let's be clear about who put the fix in. The fix was put in by the federal government. If you want to put people...
  • SCACE - Student Committee Against Capitalist Exploitation

    10/11/2011 5:07:54 PM PDT · by donna · 5 replies
    The Godwulf Manuscript | 1973 | Robert B. Parker
    This (Spenser For Hire) novel was written almost 40-years ago. Within the first 20-pages, at an unidentified college, we find: SCACE - Student Committee Against Capitalist Exploitation Questions: ...tell me about SCACE, then." Answer: "We're a revolutionary organization. We are trying to develop a new consciousness; we're committed to social change, to redistribution of wealth, to real liberty for everyone, not just for the bosses and the rip-off artists." Question: "How you go about getting these things instituted?" Answer: "By continuous social pressure. By pamphleteering, by marching, by demonstrating our support for all causes that crack the establishment's united front....
  • Glenn Beck Stands By His Comments On Protesters: 'It Ends In Violence With Marxists Every...Time'

    10/11/2011 4:33:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 11th, 2011 | Jon Bershad
    Quite a lot has been said about the Occupy Wall Street protesters both positive and negative but it’s unsurprising that Glenn Beck’s comments from yesterday quickly went viral. Out of everything that’s been said, warning that the protesters would “drag us out into the streets and kill us” kind of stood out. Today on his show, Beck spoke about the outcry over his comments. However, he didn’t budge, steadfastly standing by what he said. At first it seemed like the segment would take a different track as co-host Pat Gray began
  • The children of the one per cent out for a good time at Occupy Wall Street

    10/11/2011 9:18:56 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2:26 PM on 11th October 2011 | By Paul Bentley and Micaela Mclucas
    They have branded themselves the 99 per cent, camping out in New York's financial district to protest against corporate greed and financial inequality. But on the ground at the epicentre of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration, a closer look at some of the impassioned protesters is starting to suggest that while many of them have genuine grievances, all may not be completely as advertised. The flash of a designer belt, a watch or even, in one case, a huge wad of cash reveals many activists are not quite so hard done by.
  • The Milquetoast Radicals

    10/11/2011 7:46:24 AM PDT · by Beave Meister
    The New York TImes ^ | 10/10/2011 | David Brooks
    The U.S. economy is probably going to stink for a few more years. It is beset by short-term problems (low consumer demand, uncertain housing prices, too much debt) and long-term problems (wage stagnation, rising health care costs, eroding human capital). Realistically, not much is going to be done to address the short-term problems, but we can at least use this winter of recuperation to address the country’s underlying structural ones. Do tax reform, fiscal reform, education reform and political reform so that when the economy finally does recover the prosperity is deep, broad and strong. Unfortunately, the country has been...
  • Occupy Atlanta Protesters Use "Assembly" Rules to Prevent Rep. Lewis From Speaking

    10/10/2011 9:08:00 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 33 replies | October 10, 2011 |
    Rep. John Lewis is prevented from speaking to "Occupy Atlanta Protesters"
  • Occupy Atlanta Protesters Use "Assembly" Rules to Prevent Rep. Lewis From Speaking

    10/10/2011 9:07:47 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 5 replies | October 10, 2011 |
    Rep. John Lewis is prevented from speaking to "Occupy Atlanta Protesters"
  • Company that Owns Zuccotti Park Received Green Loan Guarantee from Obama Admin

    10/10/2011 6:00:46 AM PDT · by opentalk · 19 replies
    The Lonely Conservative ^ | October 9, 2011 | Lonely Conservative
    It’s been a bit of a puzzle as to why the owners of Zuccotti Park that the Occupy Wall Street gang has taken over have allowed them to stay. They’re angering residents and pretty much stinking up the place. The owners have mentioned that the park is normally cleaned every night, but they have not been able to clean it in three weeks. Sanitation was “becoming an issue” a few days ago. Lord knows what it’s like now, I hear it’s pretty bad. Could the fact that the parent company of Brookfield Properties received a “green energy” loan guarantee from...
  • American Autumn [Mark Steyn]

    10/09/2011 5:04:12 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/8/2011 | Mark Steyn
    <p>The zombie youth “occupying” Wall Street are contemptuous of the world that sustains their comforts.</p> <p>Michael Oher, offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, was online on Wednesday night when his Twitter feed started filling up with tributes to Steve Jobs. A bewildered Oher tweeted: “Can somebody help me out? Who was Steve Jobs!”</p>
  • Protesters prepare to dig in for winter (Global warming to the rescue?)

    10/09/2011 10:11:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 71 replies
    Newsday ^ | 10/08/11 | EMILY NGO
    Protesters prepare to dig in for winterBy EMILY NGO. Special to Newsday Updated: October 8, 2011 11:24 PM The cold is coming -- and they know it. As the Occupy Wall Street protesters head into their fourth week, the camp is preparing to dig in for the long haul. Saturday, thoughts were turning to basic human needs and ways to plan and strategize for the challenges ahead. At Saturday's 9 a.m. coordination meeting, representatives on the numerous task forces dealt with the need for more donations of sleeping bags, ground pads and shoes. Right now there's an oversupply of socks,...
  • Washington's Air & Space museum shut after protesters storm in (off-shoot protest targets drones)

    10/08/2011 10:38:32 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 8, 2011 | news services
    Washington's National Air and Space Museum was closed Saturday afternoon after sign-wielding demonstrators tried to storm the building on the National Mall. At least one person was pepper sprayed when the crowd pinned a guard against a wall and another guard came to his rescue, Smithsonian spokesperson Linda St. Thomas told NBC station WRC. "You cannot bring that stuff in the museum under any circumstances," St. Thomas told WRC. Protesters included people from the October 2011 Stop the Machine group and Occupy D.C., an offshoot of the larger Occupy Wall Street movement in New York. ......Ann Wilcox, a lawyer working...
  • Vanity: Who Remembers The POTUS Election of 1972? I Do! Is History About To Repeat?

    10/08/2011 4:34:36 PM PDT · by Silverhair · 28 replies
    Me | 10/8/2011 | Me
    It was a year of one radical leftist demonstration after another. McGovern became their darling, promising $1,000 a year to every man, woman, and child in America. The rest of his platform was the list the left would have given to Santa if he would listen to such naughty boys and girls. McGovern rode the wave of protest all the way to the Democratic convention and to the nomination. Meanwhile, the Yippies (Youth International Party) did everything they could to disrupt the Republican convention. I remember live TV coverage showing a Yippie crowd blocking the way for a bus of...
  • Apple under Jobs was quintessentially corporate (Hey Protesters, Wall St. brought us Apple)

    10/07/2011 6:33:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 10/07/2011 | Terence Corcoran
    In the overflow of tributes to one of the greatest entrepreneurs in history, to his genius and drive and amazing qualities as an innovator and leader, maybe a few words could be added to highlight another element in the rise and phenomenal success of Steve Jobs. Nothing can take away from Mr. Jobs achievement as a creator and one-man economic transformer who made billions of dollars and millions of people happy. But he could not have done it outside the corporation-dominated economic system that is American capitalism. Nor could he have done it without the international economic structure of free...
  • Occupy Wall Street protesters turn violent

    It was only a matter of time before the Wall Street protesters turn violent. The leftist protesters always do resort to violence whether they’re protesting the G8 or the World Bank they always resort to violence while giving lip service to peace. Gubenyasha who posted the video titled it This is What a Police State Looks Like, however, it appears to me that the protesters surrounded NYPD’s finest and they had no choice but to defend themselves. You be the judge…
  • Cavuto Corners Dem Congressman Supporting Wall Street Protesters: Why Didn't You Back The Tea Party?

    10/05/2011 10:17:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/5/11 | Noel Sheppard
    Change font size: A | A Noel Sheppard's picture A number of Democratic members of Congress came out Wednesday throwing their support behind the protest known as Occupy Wall Street. Fox News's Neil Cavuto interviewed one of them on Your World marvelously asking Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Oh.), "So why didn’t you celebrate when Tea Partiers were running around the country and protesting all the spending and protesting the budget and the debt getting out of control? I don’t remember you glomming on to that one" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Occupy Wall Street Protesters Hurl Anti-Semitic Remarks

    A young belligerent union member hurls anti-Semitic remarks at an old Jewish man. He claims to be enlightening people intellectually but I’ll let you be the judge…
  • Los Angeles lawmakers cheer on protesters outside City Hall

    During Tuesday’s Los Angeles City Council meeting, where the most scintillating item on the agenda was a proposal to increase ticket prices at the L.A. Zoo, a speaker stood up and told lawmakers they were ignoring an obvious fact: “You are surrounded by tents.” He was referring to the large group of protesters camped a few hundred feet away, on a grassy lawn outside City Hall. The group, which calls itself Occupy L.A., has been there since Saturday in a demonstration against economic policies that benefit corporations and the wealthiest Americans. The speaker, a well-known political gadfly named John Walsh,...
  • The Wall Street Protesters’ Website of Tears

    10/01/2011 6:34:50 AM PDT · by Fester Boyle · 33 replies
    The Morning Spew ^ | September 30, 2011 | Penny Thawtz
    The Wall Street protesters have a web site called, “We Are The 99 Percent.” This site permits the supporters and participants of the Wall Street protests (the 99 percent) to submit and publish to the site handwritten notes of their own personal hardship stories, apparently all caused by rich corporations. The idea seems to have been created to generate support for the protesters and to offer insight to the effects of the supposedly injurious behavior by successful corporations and the richIt appears to me that the transgressions attributed to Wall Street by some of these people are rather endless and...
  • 'Peaceful Palestinian protesters' murder two more Jews

    09/25/2011 10:07:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 9/25/11 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Police have now concluded that a car that overturned and crashed between Kiryat Arba and Carmei Tzur on Friday, in which a 25-year old father and his infant son were killed, was attacked by stone-throwing 'Palestinians.' The car turned over on Route 60 in the West Bank, between Kiryat Arba and Karmei Tzur. Soldiers who were at the scene claimed that they did not witness rocks being thrown toward the road, but at a court hearing the police representative said that there was reasonable suspicion that the car veered off the road due to a rock shattering the windshield. The...
  • Gunning for Wall Street, With Faulty Aim

    09/25/2011 5:40:09 AM PDT · by proxy_user · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sept 23, 2011 | Ginia Bellafante
    "By late morning on Wednesday, Occupy Wall Street, a noble but fractured and airy movement of rightly frustrated young people, had a default ambassador in a half-naked woman who called herself Zuni Tikka. A blonde with a marked likeness to Joni Mitchell and a seemingly even stronger wish to burrow through the space-time continuum and hunker down in 1968, Ms. Tikka had taken off all but her cotton underwear and was dancing on the north side of Zuccotti Park, facing Liberty Street, just west of Broadway. Tourists stopped to take pictures; cops smiled, and the insidiously favorable tax treatment of...
  • Remaining Capitol Protesters Irk Police, Lawmakers

    09/21/2011 8:55:12 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 3 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | September 21, 2011
    A small group of protesters left over from the thousands that descended on the state Capitol this spring is frustrating politicians on both sides of the aisle...Copyright 2011 by Channel 3000. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • Anti-government protesters storm Yemeni university

    09/18/2011 10:28:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 18/9/11 | Ahmed al-Haj
    SANAA, Yemen -Thousands of anti-government protesters in Yemen stormed the capital's main university Saturday, preventing the first day of classes from beginning and tearing down pictures of the longtime leader whose ouster they seek. The crowds are aiming to keep Yemen's protest movement alive and out on the streets as the school year begins. Protests since February have failed to push President Ali Abdullah Saleh from power. He is currently in Saudi Arabia recovering from wounds sustained during an attack on the presidential compound in June. "No studying, no teaching until the president goes," the students chanted as they marched...
  • Protesters storm EGT grain terminal in Washington state (local ILWU chapter Gone Wild!)

    09/08/2011 12:42:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    Yhaoo ^ | 9/8/11 | Karl Plume - Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - More than 500 protesting port workers stormed the EGT grain terminal at the Port of Longview, Washington, on Thursday and damaged railcars and other property, Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha said. The incident came a day after several of Longshoremen were arrested after blocking a train from arriving at the newly constructed facility owned by EGT, LLC, which is a joint venture of Bunge Ltd, ITOCHU International Inc and STX Pan Ocean Inc. Early on Thursday, the protesters stormed the EGT facility, smashed guard shack windows, pushed a security vehicle into a ditch, cut brake lines on...

    09/08/2011 8:31:28 AM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 14 replies
    San Francisco and Oakland’s Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) recently blocked cell phone signals in an effort to control mobs and protesters. While the debate about the wisdom of blocking communication systems continues, the protesters are moving forward with various plans to try and impose their demands on the transit system. Today, September 8th, plans are in place for a protest called “Spare The Fare” that will test the limits of the public transit system and the police officers charged with protecting the riders and employees of BART. The details are covered on Day of Rage website (a self-declared...
  • Report: 'Clinton Adviser Greenberg is Behind Israeli Protests'

    09/03/2011 3:14:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/9/11 | Gil Ronen
    The protesters demand "social justice" and a more equitable economy but their exact demands are not clear. According to an investigative report by Maariv's Kalman Libeskind, the protests were engineered by a group of media strategists who are directed by prominent Democratic strategist Stanley Greenberg, a former adviser to Bill Clinton, John Kerry and others. Greenberg directed the strategists to create a protest that was not led by one specific group, in order to create social ferment. An unnamed left-wing leader would eventually step into this ferment and take the reins, Greenberg predicted. The Israeli strategists reportedly include Boaz Gaon,...
  • No Class Vandals, Union Protesters Disrupts Succesful Choice Protesters

    08/28/2011 12:28:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/27/11 | Brett Healy
    The event was a perfect storm for the unhinged Left: A chance to combine their absolute hatred of the Republican governor with their complete disdain for the nation’s longest running school choice program. SEIU, AFSCME and Milwaukee Public School officials combined forces with Students for a Democratic Society, self-professed Hippies and others to march, sing, chant and yell at not only the governor, but the students and staff of Messmer Preparatory School. The Messmer story is inspiring, and one I’ll tell in greater detail here soon. What’s really striking to me is this obnoxious display of thuggery comes onthe heels...
  • London riots: BBC criticised for branding thugs as 'protesters'

    08/09/2011 1:30:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    London riots: BBC criticised for branding thugs as 'protesters' The BBC was criticised for its political correctness last night after continually referring to the yobs rioting across London as “protesters”. By Tom Whitehead, and Andrew Hough 6:30AM BST 09 Aug 2011 Two days after a peaceful protest over the death of suspected gangster Mark Duggan in Tottenham ended, the corporation was still using the term to describe violent looters. That was despite the fact that hundreds of youths, with no connection to events in Tottenham, had since run riot across the capital. Theresa May, the Home Secretary, Boris Johnson, the...
  • Violent Riots Ravage Tottenham After Shooting

    08/06/2011 11:58:51 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 20 replies
    Sky News ^ | Sunday August 07, 2011 | Breaking News
    Petrol bombs were thrown, shops looted and eight officers injured during violent riots in Tottenham following a protest over the fatal shooting of a man by police. A crowd of around 300 set fire to buildings, bins and vehicles, while missiles and petrol bombs were thrown in Tottenham High Road on Saturday night and into Sunday morning. Eight police officers were taken to hospital and at least one suffered head injuries. By the early hours of Sunday, many protesters had moved to nearby Tottenham Hale retail park, where some were spotted looting PC World and JJB Sports. Sky's Simon Newton,...
  • Protesters disrupt House during debate on debt deal; 22 arrested

    08/01/2011 2:29:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/1/11 | Felicia Sonmez
    More than 20 protesters were arrested Monday afternoon after causing a disruption in the House gallery as lawmakers debated the debt-reduction deal negotiated by the White House and congressional leaders. Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider said 22 protesters were arrested and charged with disruption of Congress. The protesters, who were sitting in one of the visitors’ galleries overlooking the Republican side of the chamber, unfurled a large black banner and began chanting against the debt-limit compromise. They chanted several slogans, including: “Boehner, get off it; it’s time to tax corporate profits.” It appeared that after one officer tried to...