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  • OWS Day of Action: Storm Wall Street disguised in … business suits; Update

    11/17/2011 7:56:55 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11-17-11 | Ed Morrissey
    So this has been the marketing strategy for Mens Wearhouse all along, huh? The “day of action” is to begin early, with protesters converging on Wall Street camouflaged in business suits hoping to blend in with office workers trooping out of the subway. “We will rise from beneath. They can’t stop all of us. It’s going to get crazy,” vowed one organizer. “They took the first shot Tuesday night. [Thursday] we return fire. We will be peaceful, but we will resist.” The city said it was bracing for tens of thousands of people in the streets. “The protesters are calling...
  • Angry 'Occupy' Protesters Plan to Take It to the Streets, as Some Threaten Violence

    11/16/2011 3:50:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/16/11
    Angry 'Occupy' Protesters Plan to Take It to the Streets, as Some Threaten ViolencePublished November 16, 2011 | Associated Press NEW YORK – Organizers of protests and marches Thursday in New York City for the two-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement are calling for non-violent demonstrations, but that hasn't stopped some protesters from demanding a fiery confrontation with authorities. "On the 17th, we’re going to burn New York City to the ground," one protester can be heard saying in video recorded after the protesters' home base, Zuccotti Park, was cleared Tuesday. “No more talking. They’ve got guns, we’ve...
  • Jolted [Ousted], Wall St. Protesters Face Challenge for Future (the poor widdle things!)

    11/16/2011 3:26:38 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 20 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 15 Nov 11 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER and MICHAEL BARBARO
    Hours after being evicted by the police, protesters returned to Zuccotti Park on Tuesday, without tents and sleeping bags Emergency-service trucks rumbled up Broadway to positions on two sides of Zuccotti Park. Powerful klieg lights blinked on, illuminating about 220 protesters in tents and sleeping bags. The one-square-block plaza was as bright as day. But it was only 1 a.m. Voices of the police, booming from loudspeakers, echoed through the financial district. Officers swept through the park, picking their way around tents and over sleeping bags, handing out leaflets. Dozens of protesters linked arms and shouted “This is our...
  • Occupy roundup: Rising costs and a surprise eviction - (27.8 TONS OF DEBRIS IN OAKLAND!)

    11/15/2011 6:44:29 AM PST · by yorkie · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/15/11 | CNN wire staff
    What started as the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York in September has spread across major cities worldwide as a call to action against unequal distribution of wealth. Here is a roundup of some of the movement's recent developments
  • Protesters hope to shut down New York's Wall Street

    11/14/2011 5:48:22 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Monday November 14, 2011 | Chris Francescani
    (Reuters) - Protesters hope to shut down Wall Street on Thursday -- home to the New York Stock Exchange -- by holding a street carnival to mark the two-month anniversary of their campaign against economic inequality. Protest organizers acknowledged that the "day of action" could be the group's most provocative yet, and could lead to mass arrests and further strain relations with city authorities. "I think we're certainly going into this with our eyes wide open, but (the march is) to provoke ideas and discussion, not to provoke any violent reactions," said Occupy Wall Street spokesman Ed Needham. "I think...
  • OCCUPYOAKLAND PROTESTERS ATTACK NEWS CREW COVERING FATAL SHOOTING

    11/12/2011 3:49:50 AM PST · by expat1000 · 22 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | Nov 11, 2011 | Breitbart TV
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  • Protesters Coming Down With the "Zuccotti Lung"

    11/11/2011 9:59:39 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 14 replies · 1+ views
    NBCNewYork.com ^ | November 11, 2011 | Unattributed
    With wintry weather poised to swoop into the cramped outdoor quarters of Occupy Wall Street protesters, it may not be long before more campers catch what's being called "Zuccotti lung." That's what demonstrators have dubbed the sickness that seems to be spreading among them at an unpleasantly high rate these days: "It's a real thing," Willie Carey, 28, told the New York Times.
  • Protesters Coming Down With the "Zuccotti Lung"

    11/11/2011 9:56:23 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 82 replies
    NBC NY ^ | 11/11/11 | Staff
    With wintry weather poised to swoop into the cramped outdoor quarters of Occupy Wall Street protesters, it may not be long before more campers catch what's being called "Zuccotti lung." That's what demonstrators have dubbed the sickness that seems to be spreading among them at an unpleasantly high rate these days: "It's a real thing," Willie Carey, 28, told the New York Times. With little sleep in cold conditions, cigarettes and drinks being passed from mouth to mouth, and few opportunities to wash hands, Zuccotti Park may now just be the best place to catch respiratory viruses, norovirus (also known...
  • President of the Protesters?

    11/06/2011 8:32:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2011 | Austin Bay
    What happens to a U.S. President when he aligns himself with civil unrest? Barack Obama’s pledge to the occupy protesters that he is “on their side” is – to use the President’s word of choice to describe himself – “unprecedented.” Where this association takes him and his fellow Democrats will be very interesting to watch. American history is replete with corruption and legally questionable behavior at the White House, much of which pre-dates those of us who are alive today. President Andrew Jackson, for example, was caught transferring taxpayer money out of federal coffers and “investing” it into private banks...
  • Eight arrests at Dallas bank protest (Assaulting the police)

    11/05/2011 4:14:57 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 6 replies
    wfaa ^ | 11/5/2011 | MONIKA DIAZ
    On the day when people across the country are moving their money out of big banks, eight protesters outside a bank in Dallas were arrested. The national movement is called Bank Transfer Day, a response to plans by Bank of America and other large financial institutions to add fees to debit card users. But it was Occupy Dallas protesters creating the scene on Saturday, where an estimated 150 people joined in, marching from bank-to-bank in downtown Dallas. Police officers were close behind, watching every move. "We had the banks that we wanted to go to, and from what happened at...
  • Washington protesters hit by car, no visible injuries: police (ticketed for obstructing traffic)

    11/05/2011 10:46:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 105 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/5/11 | Eric Johnson in Chicago - Reuters
    (Reuters) - Three activists protesting economic inequality were struck by a car and mildly injured late on Friday night as they attempted to block traffic near a gathering of conservatives in the nation's capital, police said on Saturday. The protesters, who were transported to area hospitals with no signs of visible injury, were cited for obstructing traffic late on Friday night, said Araz Alali, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Department. "The driver saw he had the green light and the protesters then basically jumped in front of the vehicle to block traffic," Alali said. "It appears that the protesters...
  • 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 dmiller@charlotteobserver.com 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 - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com 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 - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com A battle for control over Occupy Charlotte has...