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10,000+ Occupying Wall Street NYC

Postby NEOREV » Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:48 am

Finally Americans are waking up and taking a stand and trying to get this nation back under control from greedy bankers and crooked politicians. What started out with only several hundred folks planning to stay camped in Wall Street for as long as it takes. It is going on Day 15. After the video below of a NYPD cop intentionally macing peaceful protesters for no reason and inciting a riot, the number has grown to over 10,000. Me and Erin really wanna pack up and head out to the city to join the fight. This on the ground footage of this cowardly and disgusting human being who doesn't deserve the title of police officer makes my blood boil. Luckily enough, MSNBC called this officer out and now launched an investigation.

http://youtu.be/meT8CJgEBQw

This was organized by Anonymous and spreading to various cities in the US. Occupy Boston just started, LA, and Chicago next.

Official website...
https://occupywallst.org/

Official Facebook page...
https://www.facebook.com/OccupyWallSt

The first official statement from Occupy Wall Street...
https://occupywallst.org/forum/first-of ... ll-street/

October 5th - COMMUNITY/LABOR MARCH TO WALL ST.
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=282473051782707
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Re: 10,000+ Occupying Wall Street NYC

Postby NEOREV » Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:35 pm

Marines and veterans joining the cause and heading to Wall Street to protect the protesters.

http://www.in5d.com/occupy-wall-street- ... stors.html
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Re: 10,000+ Occupying Wall Street NYC

Postby Mo » Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:27 am

Hey Matt, just wanted to say that I have been reading this thread and hearing the news, but haven't had a chance to put my thoughts/feelings into words yet... But I have every intention of doing so.

Thanks for bringing it to my attention, as sad as it is.
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Re: 10,000+ Occupying Wall Street NYC

Postby NEOREV » Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:20 am

Matt? :cry:
Ok, Craig. :P

But yes, I would love to hear your thoughts.

People mocked this movement as unfocused and without any meaning... which is not true and, I believe, these negative mouths missed the real point to what was happening right in front of their face.
This is a message. This is awareness.
This is getting people from all walks of life getting together to actually talk and interact...
from the voices gone unheard, silenced by our corporate sponsored government.
A government that should be for the people, but has fought against us and stripping us bit by bit.
Together, those occupying Wall Street discussed what actions they felt should be taken.
You can hear folks chanting, "We are the 99%."
The rest of the chumps being ruled by a crooked and selfish rich 1% that are suppose to be the "job makers."
This was the most democratic process I have ever seen happen in this nation in the last decade...
after the downward spiral of 9-11 hysteria this country has slipped into.

Like all governments and media outside the US, I'm sure only certain aspects of what is actually going on over here get any real attention in the rest of the world's media. For example, our media makes sure to only focus on certain upheavals and uprisings in the media when it sees fit. Many of the marches organized to protest the economy in other nations usually get glossed over. Especially the important ones that go against the establishment. There's always that filter to uphold certain images and feelings. I'm sure to viewers from around the world, America comes off as a lazy, greedy, spoiled, and pushy country. I can see why we look that way. But you got understand, we're not all like that here. There are people here who want to see a change... who wants to see one human being helping another... see people taking care of people, respect the planet and our surroundings, to be held accountable, to end pointless wars, and move to a less destructive future. Yes, it sounds hippie-ish. But it doesn't mean it's not such a bad world to live in. These are the people whose voice you don't get to hear in the news. The people who really want to make a change. We just don't have the money to spend in making sure our voice gets heard like corporations do. We want to see fairness and accountability. The last couple of years has been one strange and wild ride. Americans were late to game once again, but hey, better late than never. And I'm happy to see people are waking up. Footage on the scene in NYC is quite moving and I feel like I'm missing out on an important moment in our history by staying home. In this past year, I've watched this country slide down a slippery and scary slope... teetering on the edge, and now suddenly, here we are. Tens of thousands of us banding together... and that number is rising. A lot of these images and emotions went into writing this new album. It really felt like there was no hope. Humans have the ability to do such great and selfless things... and the ability to self-destruct and disappear from the face of this planet.

http://youtu.be/8NZLqV2QOBo

Watch please, especially around the 32 second mark... this lady makes me feel like a fat, lazy ass for staying home.

Also, police arrested around 500 demonstrators on the Brooklyn Bridge....
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/ ... yn-bridge/

“Protesters who used the Brooklyn Bridge walkway were not arrested,” said the head police spokesman, Paul J. Browne. “Those who took over the Brooklyn-bound roadway, and impeded vehicle traffic, were arrested.”

But many protesters said that they thought the police had tricked and trapped them, allowing them onto the bridge and even escorting them across, only to surround them in orange netting after hundreds of them had entered.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/ ... yn-bridge/

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Re: 10,000+ Occupying Wall Street NYC

Postby NEOREV » Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:28 am

The demands...

A Message From Occupied Wall Street (Day Five)
Published 2011-09-22 07:51:42 UTC by OccupyWallSt
at OccupyWallStreet.org

This is the fifth communiqué from the 99 percent. We are occupying Wall Street.

On September 21st, 2011, Troy Davis, an innocent man, was murdered by the state of Georgia. Troy Davis was one of the 99 percent.

Ending capital punishment is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, four of our members were arrested on baseless charges.

Ending police intimidation is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, the richest 400 Americans owned more than half of the country’s population.

Ending wealth inequality is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, we determined that Yahoo lied about occupywallst.org being in spam filters.

Ending corporate censorship is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly eighty percent of Americans thought the country was on the wrong track.

Ending the modern gilded age is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly 15% of Americans approved of the job Congress was doing.

Ending political corruption is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly one sixth of Americans did not have work.

Ending joblessness is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly one sixth of America lived in poverty.

Ending poverty is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly fifty million Americans were without health insurance.

Ending health-profiteering is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, America had military bases in around one hundred and thirty out of one hundred and sixty-five countries.

Ending American imperialism is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, America was at war with the world.

Ending war is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, we stood in solidarity with Madrid, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Madison, Toronto, London, Athens, Sydney, Stuttgart, Tokyo, Milan, Amsterdam, Algiers, Tel Aviv, Portland and Chicago. Soon we will stand with Phoenix, Montreal, Cleveland and Atlanta. We’re still here. We are growing. We intend to stay until we see movements toward real change in our country and the world.

You have fought all the wars. You have worked for all the bosses. You have wandered over all the countries. Have you harvested the fruits of your labors, the price of your victories? Does the past comfort you? Does the present smile on you? Does the future promise you anything? Have you found a piece of land where you can live like a human being and die like a human being? On these questions, on this argument, and on this theme, the struggle for existence, the people will speak. Join us.

We speak as one. All of our decisions, from our choice to march on Wall Street to our decision to continue occupying Liberty Square, were decided through a consensus based process by the group, for the group.
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Re: 10,000+ Occupying Wall Street NYC

Postby NEOREV » Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:18 am

Oh and an update on that Brooklyn Bridge incident...

NY Times reports the police allowed the protesters to go on the bridge just to trap them and a Times reporter and a 13 year old girl were in the 400 arrested. Things are getting tense.
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Re: 10,000+ Occupying Wall Street NYC

Postby s0ren » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:37 pm

It sounds very interesting, but where is the media? Havent seen ANYTHING about this on tv or established news websites, and that seems kinda strange :?
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Re: 10,000+ Occupying Wall Street NYC

Postby NEOREV » Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:12 pm

That's a good question, s0ren... and welcome to the American media filter.
Like all mainstream media news outlets, controlled by corporations, this is being ignored... if anything not being taken serious in order to discourage more folks from joining. This is about people going against the establishment, the same very people who pay off politicians and own media outlets, why would they want to report on and give credence to a movement that is going after them?

My first post contains a YouTube link to one and only real segment on television by MSNBC. MSNBC called out that cop and gave his name and rank. On top of that, Anonymous found a clear image of the officer with his badge number and posted all of his info online.

The live stream...

http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution

Things have been getting crazy here over the last decade... there's been a divide in this country.
Media likes to call it the "Haves" versus the "Have Nots" when it's really the "Selfish" versus the "Selfless."


Here's an older video from a Tea Party movement, another ignorant bunch of people actually trying to say they are against the government's hands getting ahold of everything yet have all the love in the world for the corporations, the same people draining this country.

http://youtu.be/6ik4f1dRbP8

Watch the douchey business man come in and throw dollars bills at a man who needs government health care to cover his disease. I'm ashamed this guy can call himself a patriotic American. This video makes me wanna grab that guy by the tie and break his fucking nose... and you know what?... I hope my tax dollars that would have been going toward having "health care for all" pays all his doctor bills after breaking his fucking nose into his pathetic face because that's the kinda of loving American I am.

This is the kinda hate being spewed into our society while the politicians who are running for office let it fly because they need the votes no matter how inhumane and unpatriotic the rhetoric gets. And Americans fall for this shit... we actually fight with each other... while the government and corporations get away with murder. The media helps spread this bullshit and further divide our country instead of banding together and fighting for the real things that matter.

Most of the presidential run is about who is for and/or against abortion and for and/or against gays. This is usually a very heated debate that's takes over the headlines while the real atrocities go unnoticed. A human has a right to choose what they do to their body and fuck who they want and why this becomes a government issue is beyond me. It's time to grow up and get serious. I know we probably come off as foolish, lazy, and arrogant douchebags through the international news filter that is allowed to slip through, but there's a large number of us being silenced. We're a movement about helping each other.

This shows you the type of disgusting shit going on over here... from a party that call themselves Christians nonetheless!

People cheering Rick Perry for executing the most people
http://youtu.be/MZlDF9VCbrg

People cheering that a person should be left to die if they get really sick and chose not to be insured
http://youtu.be/PepQF7G-It0

This is the crazy, inhumane shit that people are cheering for! This is the news. What the hell happened to us?

It scares me because many times it feels we're the minority in the crowd of bunch of crazy people that want to murder, steal, and run this country into the ground. You know many of our Republican leaders believe we are in the end times? That Obama could be the antichrist? These are not people that I want running the show... a self fulfilling prophecy... people leading us in this direction and who would rather sacrifice other people's safety and health for the sake of being able to say that they were right.
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Re: 10,000+ Occupying Wall Street NYC

Postby NEOREV » Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:19 pm

The Brooklyn Bridge incident...

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/ ... yn-bridge/

Video from the scene...
You can watch them arrest and take the 13 year old girl here...
people chanting on the bridge, "Let her go! Let us go! We're not the criminals. We're fighting for your pensions! You belong us!"
http://youtu.be/36e57Ntp-8g
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Re: 10,000+ Occupying Wall Street NYC

Postby NEOREV » Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:24 pm

OccupyWallStreet protesters at 1st police precinct 9/30
http://youtu.be/7Ts6LA6JdCE

http://youtu.be/3ZMUxN7Cf30

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