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January 14, 2012 10:29 am

WHY U NO CARE?

Rahm Emanuel pushing legislation to restrict RIGHTS OF ASSEMBLY IN CHICAGO.

Let’s STAND UP AGAINST THIS!

This is how they get you.

They terrify you, that by even signing your name to a petition, you will be targeted.  The only way to fight this is WITH OUR NUMBERS.  If enough people stay on track with protecting our freedoms, THEY CAN’T ARREST US ALL!

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

January 13, 2012 11:18 am

bankruptingamerica:
Via Understory:

Bank of America ATMs In San Francisco Turned Into Truth Machines
RAN activists took to the streets of San Francisco last night and turned every Bank of America ATM in the city into an Automated Truth Machine. The activists used special non-adhesive stickers designed to look exactly like BoA’s ATM interface. But instead of checking and savings accounts, these new menus offered a list of everything BoA customers’ money is being used for, including investment in coal-fired power plants, foreclosure on Americans’ homes, bankrolling of climate change, and paying for fat executive bonuses. Go here to see a handy map showing all 85 ATMs we made a little more truthful last night. The stickers also encourage BoA customers to “Stop doing business with Bank of America until they start behaving responsibly” and have the URL to this here blog (BankruptingAmerica.tumblr.com), which RAN launched along with New Bottom Line. We’re using Bankrupting America to track all the ways BoA is bankrupting America, hence the name. We’ve received so many submissions it’s clear to us that this website was badly needed. There are lots of grievances to be aired with regard to how Bank of America is conducting its business these days, as it turns out. (Not that that’s terribly surprising.) Feel free to submit if you’re so inclined.

[NOTE* from Leftish:  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS!  This is EXACTLY the kind of stuff that OWS should focus on - raising public awareness!]

bankruptingamerica:

Via Understory:

Bank of America ATMs In San Francisco Turned Into Truth Machines

RAN activists took to the streets of San Francisco last night and turned every Bank of America ATM in the city into an Automated Truth Machine.

The activists used special non-adhesive stickers designed to look exactly like BoA’s ATM interface. But instead of checking and savings accounts, these new menus offered a list of everything BoA customers’ money is being used for, including investment in coal-fired power plants, foreclosure on Americans’ homes, bankrolling of climate change, and paying for fat executive bonuses.

Go here to see a handy map showing all 85 ATMs we made a little more truthful last night.

The stickers also encourage BoA customers to “Stop doing business with Bank of America until they start behaving responsibly” and have the URL to this here blog (BankruptingAmerica.tumblr.com), which RAN launched along with New Bottom Line.

We’re using Bankrupting America to track all the ways BoA is bankrupting America, hence the name. We’ve received so many submissions it’s clear to us that this website was badly needed. There are lots of grievances to be aired with regard to how Bank of America is conducting its business these days, as it turns out. (Not that that’s terribly surprising.)

Feel free to submit if you’re so inclined.

[NOTE* from Leftish:  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS!  This is EXACTLY the kind of stuff that OWS should focus on - raising public awareness!]

(via rainforestactionetwork)

January 10, 2012 1:04 pm
A little late, but worth a chuckle…

A little late, but worth a chuckle…

December 20, 2011 10:18 am
LOOKING BACK AT THE BEGINNINGS OF THE ARAB SPRING AND OWS MOVEMENTS:
“A handout picture released by the Tunisian Presidency shows President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, second left, visiting patient Mohamed Bouazizi at the Ben Arous hospital near Tunis on Dec. 28, 2010. Bouazizi died in hospital on Jan. 4, 2011 and Ben Ali fled the country on Jan. 14, 2011.”
[Here’s what started the whole Arab Spring…on December 17, 2010, this man,  Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire after having his fruit stand, including scales, confiscated by the Tunisian Government…
This was the spark that started a movement. ]
“David R Arnott writes
It began with a minor dispute between a street vendor and a municipal inspector in the provincial Tunisian city of Sidi Bouzid. Six weeks on, the repercussions continue to resonate around the Arab world.
The man who inspired the people of Tunisia to rise up against their government was Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26 year old fruit vendor who set himself on fire in protest at his treatment by the local authorities. President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali visited Bouazizi in hospital in a vain attempt to stem the criticism of his regime, as shown in the first photograph above. But within ten days of Bouazizi’s death, Ben Ali was forced to flee the country.
Kareem Fahim of the New York Times wrote a detailed account of Bouazizi’s life and death, and Kim Sengupta of theIndependent interviewed his grieving mother. ‘The government drove him to do what he did; they never gave him a chance. We are poor and they thought we had no power,’ she said. ‘My son is lost, but look what is happening, how many people are now getting involved.’”

LOOKING BACK AT THE BEGINNINGS OF THE ARAB SPRING AND OWS MOVEMENTS:

A handout picture released by the Tunisian Presidency shows President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, second left, visiting patient Mohamed Bouazizi at the Ben Arous hospital near Tunis on Dec. 28, 2010. Bouazizi died in hospital on Jan. 4, 2011 and Ben Ali fled the country on Jan. 14, 2011.”

[Here’s what started the whole Arab Spring…on December 17, 2010, this man,  Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire after having his fruit stand, including scales, confiscated by the Tunisian Government…

This was the spark that started a movement. ]

David R Arnott writes

It began with a minor dispute between a street vendor and a municipal inspector in the provincial Tunisian city of Sidi Bouzid. Six weeks on, the repercussions continue to resonate around the Arab world.

The man who inspired the people of Tunisia to rise up against their government was Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26 year old fruit vendor who set himself on fire in protest at his treatment by the local authorities. President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali visited Bouazizi in hospital in a vain attempt to stem the criticism of his regime, as shown in the first photograph above. But within ten days of Bouazizi’s death, Ben Ali was forced to flee the country.

Kareem Fahim of the New York Times wrote a detailed account of Bouazizi’s life and death, and Kim Sengupta of theIndependent interviewed his grieving mother. ‘The government drove him to do what he did; they never gave him a chance. We are poor and they thought we had no power,’ she said. ‘My son is lost, but look what is happening, how many people are now getting involved.’”

December 16, 2011 1:24 pm 11:46 am November 30, 2011 3:16 pm
OCCUPY LA PROTESTERS LIGHT CANDLES, WHILE WAITING TO BE RAIDED.

OCCUPY LA PROTESTERS LIGHT CANDLES, WHILE WAITING TO BE RAIDED.

12:33 pm
The movement may be forced to change…but as we’ve discovered, we are not the encampments - maybe we don’t even need them any more.
Make Way for OWS 2.0…
We are the 99%, and WE WILL PREVAIL!!

The movement may be forced to change…but as we’ve discovered, we are not the encampments - maybe we don’t even need them any more.

Make Way for OWS 2.0…

We are the 99%, and WE WILL PREVAIL!!

November 28, 2011 12:44 am November 25, 2011 12:55 pm
Captain Ray Lewis, and “Angry Pacifist” sign.

Captain Ray Lewis, and “Angry Pacifist” sign.

November 24, 2011 9:50 pm
"The  moment when I was walking across that intersection was the proudest  moment of my life, because I thought I was doing the greatest thing that  I have ever done. I’ve had many academic achievements. I’ve been  recognized, had professional achievements but I consider that to be the  most important thing I ever did."


~ Capt. Ray Lewis, RetIred - arrested while protesting with Occupy Wall Street
"The moment when I was walking across that intersection was the proudest moment of my life, because I thought I was doing the greatest thing that I have ever done. I’ve had many academic achievements. I’ve been recognized, had professional achievements but I consider that to be the most important thing I ever did."
~ Capt. Ray Lewis, RetIred - arrested while protesting with Occupy Wall Street
9:13 am
Captain Ray Lewis, Retired - arrested later this day while protesting with Occupy Wall Street.

Captain Ray Lewis, Retired - arrested later this day while protesting with Occupy Wall Street.

November 17, 2011 5:24 pm
Here’s Kames (yes, Kames, it’s not a typo), sweeping up outside the new OccupySF Working Groups Tent, 11/16/11

Here’s Kames (yes, Kames, it’s not a typo), sweeping up outside the new OccupySF Working Groups Tent, 11/16/11

November 15, 2011 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!