Posts Tagged 'OWS':
On May 8th I conducted an interview with Cecily McMillan. I had some questions prepared in advance by myself and a handful of the collective but the interview went where it went the way a river might. We first covered basic biographical information; Cecily grew up mainly in Southeast Texas and Georgia between her mother’s home and her father’s. She ran away at 14 and even though they were poor it was well hidden from her. She recalls donating canned goods for her school’s canned food drive unaware at the time that was where her family was getting some of their food from.
By JOHN RILEY | June 27, 2013 6:09 PM New York City agreed Thursday to pay a $55,000 settlement to an Occupy Wall Street demonstrator who claimed he was "sucker punched" by an NYPD inspector in an incident that became an Internet video sensation. In his complaint in federal court in Manhattan, demonstrator Felix Rivera-Pitre charged that Deputy Inspector Johnny Cardona punched him in the head and knocked him out without provocation. [source]
NEW YORK – Anatolia News Agency | June/23/2013 Protesters from Turkey, Greece, Brazil and Mexico jointly demonstrated in New York in support of the ongoing protests in their countries. (Photo: DHA) Around 300 people, mostly Brazilians, gathered at Zucotti Park in New York’s Manhattan neighborhood to chant slogans, shouting, “We are the public, we are strong, we will not be defeated,” and “This is just the beginning, resistance goes on.”
OWS Reclaims Zuccotti Park (Forum)
May 31, 2013, 6:34 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt Wall Street's power has gone unchallenged for too long!
Received today from Rodney Passave, filmmaker... Hello I launched at the end of 2012 a subscription to finalize the movie "take the square" which I shot in 2011, covering the various social movements (arabic revolutions, Occupy Wall Street, Indignados...) which unsettled the planet. I wanted to write these few lines to you to explain my initiative and how, if you wish, you can help me. Needless to say, I have knocked on every possible door (National Cinematographic center, local administrations, TV chanels, ...) before resorting myself to call upon your sense of solidarity. But the nepotism and the nervousness of the French broadcasting scene don't leave me, as of now, any other choice. you can watch the trailer
Occupy Sandy: People-Powered Relief (Blogpost)
OccupyWallStreet The revolution continues worldwide! Occupy Sandy: People-Powered Relief Posted on Nov. 1, 2012, 1:38 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Police and Occupy: An Abusive Relationship (Blogpost)
How the NYPD Uses Memories of Brutality to Intimidate A Movement by Kit OConnell Tuesday September 18, 2012 8:24 am As a survivor of an abusive intimate relationship, I find chilling similarities with how the New York City Police Department treats Occupy Wall Street and other peaceful protesters.
Free University NYC: S18-S22 (News)
Posted on Sept. 18, 2012, 12:03 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt To mark the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, a coalition of students, educators, and community groups will host the Free University Week—creating education that is democratic, critical, and accessible to all. This event will be held in Madison Square Park from Tuesday through Friday, September 18 - 21, from 2pm to 7pm, and on Saturday, September 22, from 10am to 2pm. Participants will gather in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street’s one year anniversary, as well as with education movements in Chicago, Quebec, Chile, and beyond.
Ahead of tomorrow's highly anticipated marches set for the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, thousands of activists have retaken Zuccotti Park. by The Troubadour | DailyKOS | Sep 16 2012 The crowds occupying Zuccotti Park are an eclectic mix. Some of those who have retaken the park streamed in on buses from all across the country. There is also a large contingency of activist Jews (many of whom have been inspired by Occupy Judaism) who are holding Rosh Hashanah services in Zuccotti to celebrate the Jewish New Year.
by Yates McKee | September 15, 2012 “The whole world is watching! The whole world is watching!” cried voices across Zuccotti Park on Wednesday night as 30 people sat with their arms interlocked, surrounded by cameras and sympathetic onlookers. NYPD officers were positioned some distance away at the concrete barricades that had begun surrounding the park. Confronting the sit-in with mock dispersal orders were Sam Corbin and Logan Price, OWS Direct Action trainers tasked with helping to prepare participants for the People’s Wall, a nonviolent civil disobedience action in the Financial District planned for the morning of Monday, September 17.
from Occupy Wall Street/Strike Debt. Click here to download (20 meg PDF) I will resist! STRIKE DEBT!!
S17 Anniversary: Where do we stand? (Blogpost)
12 Sep 2012 Hey all you hacktivists, cypherpunks, mystical anarchists and global revolutionaries out there, As the one year anniversary of OWS approaches, where do we stand? To put it in a nutshell: the Zuccotti encampment model might have passed its heyday, but the spirit of Occupy is still very much alive ... evolving and inspiring, expanding our understanding of the possible, exploding our political imagination. Before S17 we relied on the same dinosaur paradigm of the dusty old left. We looked backward for inspiration instead of forward. With Occupy we jumped over that old dead goat. Now it's time to leap fresh again.
by Yves Smith | Monday, September 10, 2012 Sheila Bair, the former FDIC chairman who heads the Systemic Risk Council, and Ricardo Delfina, a fellow Systemic Risk Council member, met on Sunday with members of several Occupy Wall Street working groups: Occupy Bank, Alternative Banking, and Occupy the SEC. I’ve watched presentations by Bair twice previously: once when she was at the FDIC, another not long after she had left government service. Even though she had been pretty direct in those discussions, she was surprisingly specific in this meeting about some of the impediments she faced during the crisis. Some of the topics:
Nearly one year ago a bottom up protest movement erupted in New York City, calling attention to the role of Wall Street in robbing the 99% and wrecking the economy. It was a movement that inspired millions. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a global leader of the 1%, unleashed his ‘private army’ to pepper spray, beat, arrest, imprison and evict us. As we prepare for the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street on September 17th, what will his response be this time? Tell Mayor Bloomberg to respect Occupy’s right to peaceably assemble.
[img]http://veritasvirtualvengeance.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/trapwire.gif[/img] Ignored by corporate media, Wikileaks has exposed a CIA-linked Orwellian thoughtcrime surveillance network that goes far beyond "suspicious activity reporting". )( TRAPWIRE: SPYING ON YOU. PREDICTING YOUR MOVES.
Guerrilla Marketing Multi-Chem Style: Fracker Registers CITIZENSAGAINSTMULTICHEM and CITIZENSAGAINSTMULTI-CHEM domains to block fracking and pollution protests. )( PARENTS OF MULTI-CHEM MARKETING COORDINATOR IN FIGHT AGAINST HALLIBURTON FRACKING? Citizens Against Multi-Chem founder Marcella Manuel attempted to register the domain name CITIZENSAGAINSTMULTICHEM.COM only to see that apparently Lawrence H. and Charlotte J. Fishlock Griffin - the parents of Multi-Chem Marketing Coordinator Amy Griffin Reese - or one of their house guests beat her to the draw on that name and others like it:
A poem in protest of the ongoing worldwide population reduction agenda of the ruling global fascist elite kleptocracy... DEPOPULATION by IronBoltBruce )( I thought it was all about money And the power that it buys; But it's about a depleted planet And with what who survives. It's simple mathematics, Dividing what by who; They can't make more resources, But they can make less of you. Forget the genocide of Third World Warlords, U.S. trained; It's nothing next to body counts For corporations' gain. Depopulation: Fighting unjust wars Where suicide Takes more of best and bravest than Those lost to other side. )(
Corporate puppet and wannabe fascist dictator Barack Obama aka Bushbama aka Bushbamney wants to keep the power to make you disappear asserted in AUMF 2001. NDAA 2012 UPDATE: ODRONA DEMANDS DISMISSAL OF SECTION 1021 INJUNCTION "Dissent without civil disobedience is consent."-Henry David Thoreau
Dissent Without Permission: Will Protest Permits & Free Speech Zones Halt Or Hasten Rebellion? (Forum)
"Dissent without permission" may sound like Orwellian doublespeak, but for Chinese, Russians, Americans and others it's a criminal offense. Will that backfire? DISSENT WITHOUT PERMISSION: WILL PROTEST PERMITS & FREE SPEECH ZONES HALT OR HASTEN REBELLION? )( IN CHINA, "protesting" without a permit - which defines and limits where, when and how you are allowed to "protest" - is punishable by stiff fines and/or imprisonment for several years: Rising Protests in China http://tinyurl.com/84epz4j Lack of Freedom of Speech and Censorship in China http://tinyurl.com/74j9eln
Lowering their fracking profile after a bungled blending blast, this self-proclaimed master fracker can now be found hawking "cleaner fracs through chemistry". MULTI-CHEM: LESS BRAGGING ABOUT FRACKING? A few days ago we issued a release about Multi-Chem - Halliburton's newly-acquired oilfield production chemicals and fracking subsidiary - that included the following:
Divide and Conquer in America - 2012! (A Poem of Protest by a 74-Year-Old Great-Grandmother) (Forum)
Read this poem properly formatted here: http://veritasvirtualvengeance.com/2012/07/14/divide-and-conquer-in-america-2012-a-poem-of-protest-by-a-74-year-old-great-grandmother/ ### Divide and Conquer in America - 2012! HISTORIC OPPRESSORS WITH INNOCUOUS NAMES By: Alice Connally Fisk The generic word "oppressor" is rarely heard today their game's the same but the label itself is very much passé. Oppressors all have brand names now to conceal their old-time aim to confuse, outfox and at last destroy the rank and file, their game.
Rush to Sensationalize "Occupy Murder Link" Leads to Major Media Mistakes; Where are Retractions? (News)
Despite dubious, anonymous sourcing and the total lack of evidence to implicate Occupy Wall Street protesters, the media jumped on the would-be scandal. by John Knefel | AlterNet | July 12, 2012
Last year Frac King Multi-Chem sold out to Halliburton after they blew up their own blending plant in New Iberia LA. Now over in Vermilion Parish, they're breaking ground on their next Ground Zero. MULTI-CHEM & THE INSANITY OF LETTING THE FRACKERS DO IT AGAIN )) Blend (( Frac King Multi-Chem blends oil & gas production chemicals such as viscosity reducers, wetting agents and "biocides" - toxins whose sole purpose is to kill living organisms.
"Imagine you purchase a USB drive. Imagine you take it to your work place. Imagine you collect evidence of illegality and corruption. Imagine together we expose all lies. Imagine we leak it ALL!" PROJECT MAYHEM 2012: RE-EVOLUTION OR NEW AGE GHOST DANCE?
Who Benefits from Obamacare? Democrats, Republicans & the Corporations that Control Both Parties. (Forum)
Both Democrats & Republicans are lying for their corporate masters: Obamacare was not primarily about healthcare OR taxes. The goal was the individual mandate. WHO BENEFITS FROM OBAMACARE? DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS & THE CORPORATIONS THAT CONTROL BOTH PARTIES.
SCOTUS Obamacare Decision Makes Individual Mandate A Fact & Universal Healthcare Coverage A Fiction (Forum)
Supreme Court ruling re "National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius" means corporations can use federal law to force people to buy their products. SCOTUS OBAMACARE DECISION MAKES INDIVIDUAL MANDATE A FACT & UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE COVERAGE A FICTION If you want to read all 974 pages of the deceptively-titled "Patient Protection And Affordable Healthcare Act" (the actual Obamacare law) you can do so here: http://www.healthcare.gov/law/full/ If you want to read all 193 pages of the obscurely-styled "National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius" U.S. Supreme Court decision (the actual Obamacare ruling) you can do so here:
[img]http://veritasvirtualvengeance.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/sensenbrenner_0.gif[/img] How can Bikers be "against totalitarian enactments" yet align themselves with the fascist "1%er" stooge who sponsored the most totalitarian act in U.S. history? MANY AMERICAN BIKERS SUFFER FROM SENSENBRENNER SYNDROME. DO YOU?
The following notes were taken from an interOccupy teleconference called on Jun 19 2012 by David Graeber of OWS. The purpose was to discuss how the GA model has been modified and to what extent it serves useful - or has it served its use? - TF Agenda & Notes Tuesday, 6/19/12 Call Host: Jennifer Sacks Call Facilitators: David Graeber Maestro Board Manager(s): Jennifer Sacks Note Taker(s) : Jennifer Sacks Maestro Call Registration Link for This Call: http://interoccupy.org/occupytogether-ga/ ___________________________________________ NOTES [Jennifer Sacks - email@example.com] Intros: Facilitator: David Graeber, OWS Jennifer Sacks, Occupy Together/Occupied Wall Street Journal
Reuters | Sunday 17 June 2012 Seven months after Occupy Wall Street’s eviction from Zuccotti Park, the round-the-clock encampment in lower Manhattan that was once the movement’s center, one protester has created his own version of the communal living experiment in Brooklyn. The spacious apartment in Crown Heights where Austin Guest, a 31-year-old Harvard University graduate, lives with another seasoned protester is a far cry from the crowded, chaotic Zuccotti Park of last fall, where hundreds of protesters camped out each night. Nevertheless, inspired by Zuccotti, with its free meals and free books, Guest said he and his friends are pursuing an Occupy-like experiment in mutual aid.
Are the human rights issues raised over Baluchistan real or just another ruse and excuse for the U.S. to invade a former ally and install a puppet government? BALOCHISTAN: NEXT STOP IN CORPORATE FASCIST AMERIKA'S WAR-FOR-PROFIT TOUR?
TPP FTA (TPPA): Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement Subordinates Nations (And People) To Corporations (Forum)
Negotiated in secret but now exposed as a "corporate power tool of the 1%", TPP grants powers to corporations that supersede all laws and rights of citizens. TPP FTA (TPPA): TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP FREE TRADE AGREEMENT SUBORDINATES NATIONS (AND PEOPLE) TO CORPORATIONS
by Max Braverman | June 8, 2012 Jesuit priest and war resister Daniel Berrigan, soft-spoken but still eloquent at 91, and journalist Chris Hedges joined members of Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Faith at Zuccotti Park on Thursday morning. They gathered to sing, pray and denounce the continued determination of Trinity Church, an Episcopal parish, to cooperate with the prosecution of OWS protesters.
By Michael Richmond (@Sisyphusa) | June 6, 2012 5:39 pm Two direct actions in three nights. Both started out from Washington Square Park in Lower Manhattan, and both were ostensibly in solidarity with the huge mobilisation of protesters in Québec against raised tuition fees and the commodification of education. The two protests were quite different in nature but both revealed much, not only about the current state of play in the US Occupy movement but also about the position we all find ourselves in more generally, as those who actively seek to find an alternative to the rigor mortis that is post-crash neoliberalism.
If you are charged with a crime in Amerika, you are guilty unless you are rich. If you are struck by a drone from Amerika, you are guilty unless you survive. AMERIKA: NEITHER LAND OF THE FREE NOR HOME OF THE BRAVE "None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." - Goethe
America's two-party tyranny has authorized endless wars, warrantless surveillance, homeland drones and indefinite detention. Now they're legalizing the Big Lie. NDAA 2012 CODIFIED INDEFINITE DETENTION. NOW NDAA 2013 LEGALIZES DOMESTIC PROPAGANDA.
Julian Assange in Court on Wednesday ... Hillary Clinton in Sweden on Sunday ... Rally4JA 5/30-31! (Forum)
As corporate puppet Bushbamney co-opts to kill Occupy Wall Street at home, the global elite's go-to girl sets sights on sealing Wikileaks founder's fate abroad. JULIAN ASSANGE IN COURT ON WEDNESDAY ... HILLARY CLINTON IN SWEDEN ON SUNDAY ... RALLY4JA 5/30-31! On Saturday May 26 Sweden's Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt tweeted the following: "We will warmly welcome Secretary Clinton to Stockholm next Sunday. First bilateral visit to Sweden by a US SecState for a very long time." https://twitter.com/carlbildt/statuses/206306344553287680 The timing is telling, as one day earlier WL Central reported the following:
Is the government unleashing the same methods of entrapment against OWS that it has used against left movements and Muslim-Americans? By Arun Gupta | AlterNet | May 24, 2012 With the high-profile arrest of activists on terrorism charges in Cleveland on May Day and in Chicago during the NATO summit there, evidence is mounting that the FBI is unleashing the same methods of entrapment against the Occupy Wall Street movement that it has used against left movements and Muslim-Americans for the last decade.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results - like voting on false choices in rigged elections with predetermined outcomes. AMERICANS HAVE THREE CHOICES IN NOVEMBER: BUSHBAMNEY, THIRD-PARTY OR NOBODY
How the Left’s talk of co-optation missed the real critical questions that 99% Spring offers our movements by Harmony Goldberg & Joshua Kahn-Russell Also posted on Znet Last month, a broad alliance of organizations from across the progressive spectrum came together to train 100,000 people in nonviolent direct action in the hopes of supporting a wave of action targeting corporations and the politicians that own them. It was called 99% Spring. Some also called it "co-optation." We call it "alliance building."
OWNED & OPERATED (by Crackin Films) THE POINT & WHY WE MUST GET TO IT The traditional Left/Right, Liberal/Conservative, Democrat/Republican dichotomy is a false and failing paradigm propagated by the powers-that-be to perpetuate division. The true political spectrum is not a straight line but a circle: There is a point where Far Left meets Far Right, where Anarchism merges with Libertarianism and these and the rest of our outmoded labels melt away. In that point must we place our hope, for only from that point can we build a better future. NO MORE LEFT. NO MORE RIGHT. TIME TO UNITE. STAND AND FIGHT!
How Apple Inc. exploits slave labor and misplaced customer loyalty to maintain a market cap comparable to ExxonMobil and a bank balance on par with Uncle Sam. SEVEN WAYS APPLE IS FLEECING THE AMERICAN SHEEPLE
Ma Bell was notorous for corporate greed and customer abuse long before Lily Tomlin lampooned her on Laugh-In. And in today's ATT Screw-U-Verse, the corruption continues. IS AT&T U-VERSE (ATT UVERSE) SERVING THE PEOPLE OR FLEECING THE SHEEPLE? Those of you still relying on mainstream media for news may be unaware of what Occupy Wall Street and the Global Revolution have planned for Tuesday, May 1 2012: http://tinyurl.com/occupy-mayday-2012 MSIE users Google this: (occupy AND ("may day" OR mayday)) -site:facebook.com
May Day March Flyers (Gallery)
These are the official flyers in English and Spanish along with a few variations that our own JR created from them.
Is "Spring99%" a rejuvenation of Occupy Wall Street, or a false flag psyop aimed at absorbing OWS into the elite-controlled, false-choice Demopublican facade? IS THE 99% SPRING INITIATIVE AN ATTEMPT TO ABSORB THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT INTO THE CORPORATE-CONTROLLED TWO-PARTY SYSTEM? co-opt (verb): To absorb, assimilate or take into a larger group. See also co-opted, co-option, co-optive, co-optate, co-optated, co-optation, co-optative, coopt, coopted, cooptive, cooptate, cooptated, cooptation, cooptative, taken in, taken over, annexed, appropriated, subverted and screwed.
[img]http://veritasvirtualvengeance.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/anonymous_has_been_occupied.jpg[/img] "Anonymous" may once have been a homogenous band of high-minded hacktivist heroes working selflessly for the greater good. But sadly, that ship has sailed. WORLD WAR WEB ADVISORY #7: ANONYMOUS HAS BEEN OCCUPIED "Anonymous" has been occupied. And no longer just by web warriors laying waste to websites of the wicked, computer wizards worming their way into the iPhones of "Internet Security" frauds, or digital do-gooders doxing Congressional dolts and other corporate-controlled degenerates.
by Nathan Schneider | WagingNonviolence.org | April 6, 2012, 11:40 am I’ve lately been getting the feeling that Occupy Wall Street’s past successes are starting to go to the heads of some people in the movement. There were, of course, the glory days of Liberty Plaza, and now also the spurt of momentum during and following the brief March 17 six-month-anniversary reoccupation there. But as the NYPD and police departments across the country make it quite clear that occupations of any kind will not be tolerated, the mood has gotten sour. The good old days, it seems, are not coming back.
Crowdfunding Act (HR 3606): Will JOBS Act Jumpstart Business Startups Or Open Fraud Floodgates? (Forum)
Former SEC Chief Accountant warns that the JOBS Act - sponsored by one of the most corrupt Congressmen in Washington - won't increase employment but will simplify swindling. JOBS ACT OF 2012: WILL H.R. 3606 JUMPSTART OUR BUSINESS STARTUPS OR OPEN THE CROWDFUNDING FRAUD FLOODGATES?
Even the Fed is admitting that Dodd-Frank perpetuates rather than regulates the "Too Big To Fail" banking corporations that continue to rape and plunder America and the global economy. FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF DALLAS ADVISES WE MUST END TOO BIG TO FAIL - NOW! The following is a letter from Richard W. Fisher, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas:
World War Web Advisory #6: NSA Big Brother Utah Data Center To Achieve "Total Information Awareness" By September 2013 (Forum)
While Americans focus on Kim, Kony, Clooney and the slave-produced iPad 3, the totalitarian takeover that assures their own subjugation draws near - and only 29 years later than Orwell predicted. WORLD WAR WEB ADVISORY #6: NSA BIG BROTHER UTAH DATA CENTER TO ACHIEVE "TOTAL INFORMATION AWARENESS" BY SEPTEMBER 2013
If You Vote in Elections or Sign Online Petitions, Are You Making a Difference or Wasting Your Time? (Forum)
Q. IF YOU VOTE IN ELECTIONS OR SIGN ONLINE PETITIONS, ARE YOU MAKING A DIFFERENCE OR WASTING YOUR TIME? Are you an effective political activist, or an impotent "feel-good" slacktivist? You may be fighting for the right cause, but are you fighting in the right way? Have you challenged "The Man", or played right into his hands? A1. CAMPAIGNING AND VOTING IN ELECTIONS
http://takethesquare.net/2011/10/18/naomi-klein-occupy-wall-street-is-the-most-important-thing-in-the-world-now/ I was honored to be invited to speak at Occupy Wall Street on Thursday night. Since amplification is (disgracefully) banned, and everything I said had to be repeated by hundreds of people so others could hear (a.k.a. “the human microphone”), what I actually said at Liberty Plaza had to be very short. With that in mind, here is the longer, uncut version of the speech. I love you. And I didn’t just say that so that hundreds of you would shout “I love you” back, though that is obviously a bonus feature of the human microphone. Say unto others what you would have them say unto you, only way louder.
Ten years ago, most Americans believed Saddam Hussein had WMDs. Today, most Americans believe Iran has nuclear weapons. And once again, Big Lie propagandists like Erin Burnett are (mis)leading us into war. ERIN BURNETT: OUT FRONT CORPORATE FASCIST, IRAN WAR DRUMBEATER, ONE PERCENTER Various versions have been circulating for weeks, but if there's anyone left in America who hasn't seen the video of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Persian posse strolling around in those white lab coats that our perpetual war profiteers want us to believe are clear indications of their diabolical nuclear capabilities, they can view it here:
Once signed, HR 347 will empower federal agents to arrest and bring felony criminal charges against citizens engaged in political protests anywhere in the USA. OUTLAWING THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT: HR 347 MAKES FREE SPEECH A FELONY The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America reads as follows: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
An Open Letter to the Year of Occupy (Blogpost)
http://www.thegic.org/profiles/blogs/an-open-letter-to-the-year-of-occupy An Open Letter to the Year of Occupy by Matthew Forbes It's 2012, people. The year of the Dragon. A year of unexpected changes, of power to those bearing noble hearts, of perseverance in the actions we have taken, of adherence to new undertakings. We have each lost our way at some point, have felt that tightening of our hearts that comes from facing our fears that this could be hopeless, that we cannot achieve the goals or changes we would see come to fruition. We have had our clarity at times diminished by infighting, by despair, by the sheer vast power and strength of our opposition.
In Post-NDAA Amerika, What is a Terrorist and Who Can Make You Disappear by Calling You One? (Forum)
IN POST NDAA AMERIKA, WHAT IS A TERRORIST AND WHO CAN MAKE YOU DISAPPEAR BY CALLING YOU ONE?
FASCISM ANYONE? THE 14 DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS OF FASCISM BY LAURENCE W. BRITT Originally published in the Spring 2003 edition of Free Inquiry Magazine Laurence Britt has examined the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia) and several Latin American regimes. He found 14 defining characteristics common to each: 1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism - Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.
World War Web Advisory #5: CyberWar: First SOPA/PIPA/PCIPA/S2105, Now HR2096/HR3523/HR3674/S1152/S2111 (Forum)
WORLD WAR WEB ADVISORY #5: CYBERWAR: FIRST SOPA/PIPA/PCIPA/S 2105, NOW HR 2096/HR 3523/HR 3674/S 1152/S 2111 With NDAA 2012 in place and EEA in process to control the citizens, and HR 658 enabling DHS WAASS Skynet drones to surveil the skies, America's corporate-controlled Congress now shifts its focus to fast-tracking cyberfascism.
WORLD WAR WEB ADVISORY #4: S. 2015 CYBERSECURITY ACT OF 2012 A.K.A. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Before eyes not blinded by a mainstream media controlled by the corporate fascist elite, Orwell's 1984 nightmare continues to unfold as the powers and reach of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are once again extended and codified:
Call to Action: Demand that President Obama Veto H.R. 658 And Scrub The DHS Wide Area Aerial Surveillance System (WAASS) (Forum)
[img]http://veritasvirtualvengeance.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/hr658_1984_meets_terminator1.jpg[/img] DEMAND THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA VETO H.R. 658 AND SCRUB THE DHS WIDE AREA AERIAL SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM (WAASS) IT ENABLES Known to the clueless as the "FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012", but recognized by the concerned as the "Skynet Surveillance Enabling Act of 2012", H.R. 658 is now hovering at the White House just one corporate fascist puppet presidential signature away from authorizing the filling of America's skies with as many as 30,000 "1984 Meets Terminator" Big Brother Police State citizen surveillance drones: http://tinyurl.com/73ck6sx http://tinyurl.com/7squjdh
The Nowman Interview - Part One Submitted by nowman on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 12:23pm February marks the anniversaries of two key developments in the 99% and Occupy Wall Street Movements. In part one, one of the original organizers, David DeGraw talks about money out of politics, Interoccupy, Occupy 2.0, how he deals with ego issues, and more. On February 15th, 2010, AmpedStatus.com published the first of six articles called The Economic Elite Vs. the People of the United States.
Make Way For WAASS: H.R. 658 Accelerates Drone Deployment For Surveillance Of American Citizens (Forum)
MAKE WAY FOR WAASS: H.R. 658 ACCELERATES DRONE DEPLOYMENT FOR SURVEILLANCE OF AMERICAN CITIZENS Perhaps emboldened by the impotence of the ACLU, BORDC, Center for Constitutional Rights, "Oath Keepers" and other toothless rights watchdogs, as well as the inability of the Occupy Movement to break through the corporate-controlled mainstream media blackout of efforts to "Undo NDAA", yesterday H.R. 658 - euphemistically entitled the "FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act" - sailed through the U.S. Senate (75-20-5) and is now headed to the White House where our corporate fascist puppet President Barack Obama is expected to swiftly sign it into law:
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE! A CALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT: IronBoltBruce and VVV PR need your financial support NOW to continue using veracity with tenacity to expose, resist and reverse the tide of corporate fascist greed and political corruption that is stripping our people of their rights and our planet of its resources. If you want your children and grandchildren to live as free citizens in a sustainable world tomorrow, please give whatever you can to make that possible today! Please donate then tweet, post and share this link: https://www.wepay.com/donate/ironboltbruce ### REMINDER: NATIONWIDE NDAA PROTESTS TODAY (Friday 3 Feb 2012):
Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 by Common Dreams Movement is calling for protests to support 60 family farmers, small seed businesses, organizations challenging Monsanto's patents on genetically modified seed - Common Dreams staff The Occupy Wall Street movement has highlighted the tremendous corporate greed and power that has benefited the 1%. One company helping the 1% is Monsanto. Food Democracy Now! writes that: Monsanto’s seed monopoly has grown so powerful that they control the genetics of nearly 90% of five major commodity crops including corn, soybeans, cotton, canola and sugar beets.
(Reuters) - Prosecutors have subpoenaed the Twitter records of an Occupy Wall Street protester who was arrested in October during a mass protest on the Brooklyn Bridge. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/01/us-protests-twitter-newyork-idUSTRE81003H20120201
Petition to Supreme Court of Alaska to Block NDAA Indefinite Detention Provides Model For All (Forum)
[img]http://veritasvirtualvengeance.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/ndaa_obama_patriot_act_bush_same_fascism.jpg[/img] PETITION TO SUPREME COURT OF ALASKA TO BLOCK NDAA INDEFINITE DETENTION PROVIDES MODEL FOR CITIZENS OF ALL STATES While the mainstream media blackout keeps millions of Americans clueless about the consequences of NDAA 2012 and Constitutional Rights groups do little more than milk the issue, in Alaska one bold patriot is taking action. ###
British author and researcher David Icke presents his experiences and thoughts from on the ground at the Occupy Wall Street protest.
Trump trumps OWS (Forum)
A 99%er goes down and a 1%er takes over. Donald Trump Takes Over Cafe Hurt by OWS I think we have to be aware of the cause and effect of actions to make sure that we are not causing damage to the 99%, while the 1% can afford to go on as usual or profit from our actions.
Occupy Wall Street Meets Winter (Blogpost)
By Yotam Marom Saturday, December 17, 2011 Winter Has Arrived. We Do Not Fear the Cold.
Writing for Salon.com, Chris Dovi reports: RICHMOND, Va. — Members of the Occupy Richmond and local Tea Party movements found acres of common ground during an unlikely meeting held Tuesday at a police station-turned-art gallery in the city’s historic Jackson Ward neighborhood. But first and foremost, the 12 men and women from seemingly polar spots on the political spectrum agreed on this: The meeting never happened. [source]
A Collection of Venn Diagrams (Gallery)
The first is a diagram of the overlap between OWS and the Tea Party, and comes from an anonymous source. Subsequent slides indicate the relationships between government and key employees at Goldman Sachs, GE and Monsanto [source].
BY ROBERT REICH FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2011 Wall Street is its own worst enemy. It should have welcomed new financial regulation as a means of restoring public trust. Instead, it’s busily shredding new regulations and making the public more distrustful than ever. The Street’s biggest lobbying groups have just filed a lawsuit against the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, seeking to overturn its new rule limiting speculative trading. For years Wall Street has speculated like mad in futures markets – food, oil, other commodities – causing prices to fluctuate wildly. The Street makes bundles from these gyrations, but they have raised costs for consumers.
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/12/a-fascinating-chinese-view-of-the-occupy-movement/249737/ By James Fallows Dec 8 2011, 11:42 PM ET For an essay that says interesting things about America, and even more interesting ones about China, please check out a new dispatch at China Geeks. It is a translation, by Alec Ash, of a Chinese essay by Wu Yun called "Let's 'Occupy Chang'An Avenue.' " To get the joke you mainly need to know that Chang'An -- "Eternal Peace" -- Avenue runs between Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in Beijing, so it is shorthand for the Chinese locus of combined political/financial power.
OWS Political Cartoons
Uploaded to YouTube by juliacreinhart on Oct 9, 2011 Training video on how to run a general assembly in your own community as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement.Hand signs, roles etc. This training session was held at Washington Square Park in New York City on October 8, 2011.
From the very beginning, this movement was based upon civil disobedience to bring attention to a very horrifying issue. The camping, going against the rules, the standing up and saying what needs to be said.
By Allison Kilkenny | In These Times | Updated 10:26 a.m. For all his trouble organizing a raid that was meant to deal a swift, crushing blow to Occupy Wall Street, Mayor Bloomberg last night was rewarded with the largest Occupy event yet - a day full of actions that resulted in approximately 250 arrests and culminated in thousands of protesters crossing the Brooklyn Bridge in a peaceful demonstration. After a series of morning intersection occupations at the financial district, occupiers moved the protests underground into subway stations.
Philadelphia Police Capt Ray Lewis Joins OWS Protest and Gives Message to NYPD from Zuccotti Park .
By Alex Moore Friday, November 11, 2011 | deathandtaxes.com Cold and flu season has come to Zuccotti Park. Will the challenges of winter hurt the movement’s perception by the outside world, or galvanize even more support around the protesters?
Amendment to Overturn Citizen's United Introduced in Senate (Announcement)
SENATORS INTRODUCE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO OVERTURN CITIZEN'S UNITED By Zaid Jilani on Nov 2, 2011 at 9:50 am One of the overarching themes of the 99 Percent Movement is that our democracy is too corrupted by corporate special interests. This corruption was worsened last year by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which allowed for huge new unregulated flows of corporate political spending.
by Joseph Ax; additional reporting by Erin Geiger Smith and Joan Gralla - Reuters Legal NEW YORK, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Early Friday morning, under a looming forecast of unseasonable cold and snow, a cadre of firefighters and police officers swept through the Occupy Wall Street camp at Zuccotti Park, confiscating generators and gasoline cans that the city considered a safety hazard.
Hey, good to know we're not alone, right? (d/r) The NYCGA-True Hollywood Story: The 99Declaration Group, an Exposé [...] on 10/31/11 at 11:15 AM, the group vanished from the site. At around 7:30 PM that same day, one of the admins of the former group (under his user account on the site) began to post a series of hate-filled, disparaging remarks about the site administration team and the movement overall. Some of those are quoted below:
I Am Not Moving (Video)
A short film from Occupy Wall Street
EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION!!! (Forum)
THIS IS VITAL! Bloomberg is going to shut down Occupy Wall Street tomorrow at 7a.m. please please call +1 (212) NEW-YORK and tell Bloomberg that he can not and must not shut down Occupy Wall Street, this is serious!! Check the link for more information: http://www.occupywallst.org/article/emergency-call-action-prevent-forcible-closure-occ/ John
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ORIGINAL LINK: http://www.dangerousminds.net/comments/first_official_statement_from_the_occupy_wall_street_movement/ 09.30.2011 @ 02:36 pm This was unanimously voted on by all members of Occupy Wall Street last night, around 8pm, Sept 29. It is our first official document for release. We have three more underway, that will likely be released in the upcoming days: 1) A declaration of demands. 2) Principles of Solidarity 3) Documentation on how to form your own Direct Democracy Occupation Group. This is a living document. you can receive an official press copy of the latest version by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
I just wanted to say we need solution to this movement, we need our government with the 99%. We need our government to stop making policies in favor of corporate america. Should there be reform on policies that's allowing the major corporation to control the economy of this nation and destroying our globe? We're all here because we want change but it's too vague, should we be discussing to demand specific actions?
A Report from the Frontlines (Forum)
Excellent overview of how we - the 99% - got to this point. Written by David DeGraw of AmpedStatus.com, reporting live from the front lines in Liberty Park.How Anonymous, AmpedStatus, the NYC General Assembly, US Day of Rage, Adbusters and Thousands of Individual Actions Led to the Occupation of Liberty Park and the Birth of a Movement"As the occupation of Wall Street moves into its third week, there are many questions about the organizers behind the ongoing protests and the origins of the 99% Movement.