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April 20, 2012 5:14 pm
BREAKING: Feds Standoff with Occupy against NYPD Eviction on Wall Street (Live Link)

via Charlie Grapski

COPS ISSUE NEW RULES to NY OCCUPIERS:

No Signs Bigger Than 3’x4’x.25”

No bags of belongings larger than Subway Carry-On limit

http://fdl.me/I1sHWq from @firedoglake

This is breaking. I will try and put more info up shortly. But right now there is a stand-off on Wall Street between the Occupiers backed by the Federal Park Police and the NYPD. For a week Occupiers have camped out on the steps of Federal Hall, location of the authoring of the Bill of Rights, af…

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Watch Live as it Unfolds: http://www.ustream.tv/occupiedair

December 3, 2011 1:11 pm November 15, 2011 11:33 am
Zuccotti Park Cleared Out: Occupy Wall Street Supporting Celebs Speak Out (TWEETS)

[These TWEETS are REALLY GOOD - some excellent links, too]

As the New York City Police Department raided the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park in the early hours of Tuesday morning, protestors scattered and reassembled, undeterred at what they saw as a violation of their First Amendment rights. Many have reassembled at the city’s Foley Square, and others have marched through the city.

10:42 am
"The one thing I was able to pick up from the grounds of Zuccotti Park was a book that had not yet been thrown into the dump truck - Aldous Huxley’s, ‘Brave New World Revisited’."
~ Amy Goodman

"The one thing I was able to pick up from the grounds of Zuccotti Park was a book that had not yet been thrown into the dump truck - Aldous Huxley’s, ‘Brave New World Revisited’."

~ Amy Goodman

9:50 am

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/12841293794/i-think-we-should-refer-to-them-as-peace-officers-at">I THINK WE SHOULD REFER TO THEM AS “PEACE OFFICERS” AT ALL TIMES.

…just to rub their noses in their own dirt, and remind them of their oath to PROTECT INNOCENT CIVILIANS, who are LAWFUL TAXPAYERS, who were EXECUTING THEIR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS…

and maybe we should call ourselves “Occupiers” NOT “Protesters”….

Just a thought.

9:37 am

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/12840932165/file-a-complaint-against-a-nypd-police-officer-with-the">FILE A COMPLAINT AGAINST A NYPD POLICE OFFICER WITH THE NYC CIVILIAN COMPLAINT REVIEW BOARD

Unfortunately, you will have to know the “Peace Officer’s” Badge Number in order to file such a report. Considering that the NYPD has been engaging in the highly illegal practice of COVERING THEIR BADGE NUMBERS, this could be difficult to accomplish.

If, however, you were “fortunate enough” to have had your rights trampled by a Peace Officer who was sporting a visible badge, then this might be the place for you to launch your complaint.

[NOTE* from Leftish: I normally frown upon calling “Peace Officers” by the term “Pigs”, however, it seems like an entirely valid description of their behavior in this particular situation.]

POLICE THE POLICE, GODDAMMIT!

CALL THEM AT 212-442-8815

8:55 am
Livestream of NYC Situation

Cops raided and gutted OccupyWallStreet at Zuccotti Park at 1 am this morning.

They destroyed personal property, and are refusing to let the tents and “personal property” back into the park.

Follow the Livestream here.

8:52 am 8:40 am

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/12839312049/lets-flood-the-white-house-complaint-line-with-our">LET’S FLOOD the WHITE HOUSE COMPLAINT LINE with OUR CALLS!

CALL THE WHITE HOUSE COMPLAINT LINE:

202-456-1111

OR

Call the White House Switchboard:

202-456-1414

Mention that you are part of the 99%, and that you know that the Federal Government is behind the nationwide crackdowns on the Occupy Movements, and that you DEMAND that the White House PROTECT THE TAX PAYER’S RIGHT TO ASSEMBLE!

You might also mention that the Constitution does NOT MENTION that our Rights can be suspended due to Camping, Curfews or Cleanliness.

And you might also mention that this POLICE BRUTALITY on Innocent Peaceful Protesters is a DISGRACE to our Country’s world-wide reputation, and proves to the rest of the world that our Government’s claims that we have Freedom of Speech and Right to Assembly is a complete LIE.

Seems we can have those rights - as long as we don’t try to use them!

Demand that the “Peace Officers” act Peacefully, and DEFEND THE RIGHTS OF THE CITIZENS, NOT THE POCKETS OF THE 1%.

8:21 am

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/12838776448/this-nationwide-crackdown-is-coming-down-from-above">THIS NATIONWIDE CRACKDOWN IS COMING DOWN FROM ABOVE!!

COPS ARE COVERING THEIR BADGE NUMBERS!  HOW IS THIS CONSTITUTIONAL?

Call White House Switchboard:

202-456-1414

Demand an end to the violent crackdowns around the country!

September 29, 2011 6:48 pm

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/10831529237/my-name-is-kelly-schomburg-im-the-girl-with-the-red">My name is Kelly Schomburg, I’m the girl with the red hair in these pictures.

rosinhabela:

I was protesting at the Occupy Wall Street march yesterday when I and several other women were sprayed with mace and subsequently arrested. Many have already seen the video, which has been spreading like wildfire over twitter, Facebook, tumblr, and other video feeds, along with hundreds of other photos and videos. This is my recount of what happened.

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September 25, 2011 10:09 pm
OCCUPY WALL STREET REDISCOVERS THE RADICAL IMAGINATION

David Graeber
guardian.co.uk,	Sunday 25 September 2011 

The young people protesting in Wall Street and beyond reject this vain economic order. They have come to reclaim the future
Why are people occupying Wall Street? Why has the occupation –despite the latest police crackdown – sent out sparks across America, within days, inspiring hundreds of people to send pizzas, money, equipment and, now, to start their own movements called OccupyChicago, OccupyFlorida, in OccupyDenver or OccupyLA?
There are obvious reasons. We are watching the beginnings of the defiant self-assertion of a new generation of Americans, a generation who are looking forward to finishing their education with no jobs, no future, but still saddled with enormous and unforgivable debt. Most, I found, were of working-class or otherwise modest backgrounds, kids who did exactly what they were told they should: studied, got into college, and are now not just being punished for it, but humiliated – faced with a life of being treated as deadbeats, moral reprobates.
Is it really surprising they would like to have a word with the financial magnates who stole their future?
Just as in Europe, we are seeing the results of colossal social failure. The occupiers are the very sort of people, brimming with ideas, whose energies a healthy society would be marshaling to improve life for everyone. Instead, they are using it to envision ways to bring the whole system down.
Read entire article…

OCCUPY WALL STREET REDISCOVERS THE RADICAL IMAGINATION

The young people protesting in Wall Street and beyond reject this vain economic order. They have come to reclaim the future

Why are people occupying Wall Street? Why has the occupation –despite the latest police crackdown – sent out sparks across America, within days, inspiring hundreds of people to send pizzas, money, equipment and, now, to start their own movements called OccupyChicago, OccupyFlorida, in OccupyDenver or OccupyLA?

There are obvious reasons. We are watching the beginnings of the defiant self-assertion of a new generation of Americans, a generation who are looking forward to finishing their education with no jobs, no future, but still saddled with enormous and unforgivable debt. Most, I found, were of working-class or otherwise modest backgrounds, kids who did exactly what they were told they should: studied, got into college, and are now not just being punished for it, but humiliated – faced with a life of being treated as deadbeats, moral reprobates.

Is it really surprising they would like to have a word with the financial magnates who stole their future?

Just as in Europe, we are seeing the results of colossal social failure. The occupiers are the very sort of people, brimming with ideas, whose energies a healthy society would be marshaling to improve life for everyone. Instead, they are using it to envision ways to bring the whole system down.

Read entire article…

12:17 pm

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/10653290279/i-cant-stop-watching-the-livestream-of">I can’t stop watching the LIVESTREAM of #OCCUPYWALLSTREET

The feed is mesmerizing!  Everyone who comes before the cameras of the LIVE FEED has something important to say. These people are making sense!  I don’t know where this is going, but I definitely support #OCCUPYWALLSTREET!

Here’s the LIVE FEED

and here’s a link to the “DEMANDS

PLEASE SHARE, REBLOG, POST TO FACEBOOK, POST TO TWITTER!

If you are unhappy with the current situation, here’s a chance to get involved. These people are doing it right! They are organizing their numbers, feeding the hungry, keeping their “city” clean, making sensible demands, behaving non-violently and with courage.

PASS IT ON, PLEASE!