Civil Unrest In American Has Begun. it Will Grow

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THE RELIC

United States

#1 Oct 2, 2011
As Wall Street protest enters 3rd week, movement gains steam nationwide

By the CNN Wire Staff

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UPDATED: 08:59 PM EDT 10.02.11

A spirited and leaderless protest in the Wall Street section of New York has entered its third week, helping to inspire a growing number of demonstrations united in their passion if not necessarily their reasons for hitting the streets.

The hub of the movement, in Lower Manhattan, was abuzz with activity on Sunday as activists continued to vent their frustrations with everything from "corporate greed" to high gas prices to insufficient health insurance.

No single group or person heads the effort, which has adopted the name "Occupy Wall Street." While a "general assembly" is held daily for those gathered -- be it for a few short hours or by camping out long-term -- to discuss the goings-on and work toward a common mission, the stances being touted currently are diverse.

"We've gathered here in this place ... to shape a statement of what it is we want, and how we're going to get to it," said Robert Segal, one of the New York protesters.

The lack of coherent message has not stopped similar efforts from popping up elsewhere in the United States.

"Occupy Chicago," for instance, entered its 10th day on Sunday, a day after an associated website touted "a huge afternoon march."

The motto atop a website for "Occupy Los Angeles," which kicked off Saturday with a march from Pershing Square to City Hall, reads: "The revolution is happening ... It's just not in the news."

There are 34 organizations -- from unions to ethnic organizations to activist groups focused on everything from foreclosure prevention to climate change to justice-related issues -- listed as being involved in a like-minded activist coalition in Boston. This group, which held a festival and march Friday and Saturday and has explicitly targeted Bank of America in recent weeks, states on its website that its aim is to "stop their greed," "fight for an economy that works for all of us" and "build cities that are democratic, just and sustainable."

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THE RELIC

United States

#2 Oct 2, 2011
Anti-Wall Street fury spreads to West Coast

Anti-corporate activists in San Francisco, fired up by a fortnight of protest on Wall Street, vent their fury against banks and financial players in a mass protest.

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Street protest the only recourse for disempowered Americans

Sept. 30: Senator Bernie Sanders talks with Dylan Ratigan about Occupy Wall Street and the growing frustration across America that the needs of average citizens are being ignored in favor of corporate greed

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Satan

Sand Lake, MI

#3 Oct 2, 2011
It's about damn Time.

TAKE AMERICA BACK!
THE RELIC

United States

#4 Oct 2, 2011
hey kracka

Level 8

Since: May 08

Pacific Northwest

#5 Oct 2, 2011
Satan wrote:
It's about damn Time.
TAKE AMERICA BACK!
Will not happen.
Too many deluded people think corporations are our nice, cuddly friends.

Even here on Topix, people are frustrated that The Man will not moderate this corporate-owned forum properly. They think The Man is supposed to be nice to them. For free.

LOL
THE RELIC

United States

#6 Oct 2, 2011
There is a time and season for everything under the sun.
Dim Wit

Hounslow, UK

#7 Oct 2, 2011
Capitalist theory is proving socially unacceptable. The trickle down philosophy needs to be trickling across socail divides.The gap between the top 5% and others have been increasing without any economic benefits to taxpayers.

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Pacific Northwest

#8 Oct 2, 2011
Dim Wit wrote:
Capitalist theory is proving socially unacceptable...
Maybe... or maybe not.

As long as you have millions of dizzy high-school-dropouts believing that "This is America! Someday I can be a millionaire too!!" then "capitalist theory" will OWN the masses.

The system gains its legitimacy from a deluded populace.
THE RELIC

United States

#9 Oct 2, 2011
Every world power like a dog had it's day and the greater the power, the greater the fall.
Dim Wit

London, UK

#10 Oct 2, 2011
Harrisson wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe... or maybe not.
As long as you have millions of dizzy high-school-dropouts believing that "This is America! Someday I can be a millionaire too!!" then "capitalist theory" will OWN the masses.
The system gains its legitimacy from a deluded populace.
That has always been the con, to feel comfortable in a deluded state.The reality is now being felt knowledge is becoming the genie out of the bottle.The mask is wearing thin at long last.
THE RELIC

United States

#11 Oct 2, 2011
All of the people that sat snug in their high towers are now down in the streets. It's hard to tell the well to do from the wino.

Addiction comes in many ways and withdrawal is always the same.
Dim Wit

UK

#12 Oct 3, 2011
The Greek tragedy is coming your way soon!

Since: Oct 09

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#13 Oct 3, 2011
I wish we could get more coverage of the protest because this morning was only the second time I heard about it. And CNN only reported on it because the Mayor sent them home. Where is Glenn Beck when you need him.
THE RELIC

United States

#14 Oct 3, 2011
Video: Police arrest hundreds of protesters in NYC

The lack of coherent message has not stopped similar efforts from popping up elsewhere in the United States

http://att.mw.cnn.com/viewarticle...
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#15 Oct 3, 2011
All Power to the People!

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#16 Oct 3, 2011
bappie wrote:
All Power to the People!
college kids and signs don't change things. guns and rape do.

maybe it will turn into that though. i hope the cops kill some of the protesters. i think that could do it.
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#17 Oct 3, 2011
Grey December wrote:
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college kids and signs don't change things. guns and rape do.
maybe it will turn into that though. i hope the cops kill some of the protesters. i think that could do it.
I disagree. It was the college kids and others who changed this country in the 60s and they can do it again. There is unrest all of the world and it's because of the greed of corporations and our political leaders who are their paid hoars. People are telling them in no uncertain terms, enough!

IDK about guns and rape. I do know that people are not going to continue losing their jobs, homes, medical benefits and not being able to feed their families while those crooks on Wall Street and CEOs of Corporations make obscence amounts of money at the people's expense and rob them of their lifes savings and homes. They'd better put a lid on it or the lid will be blown off.

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#18 Oct 3, 2011
Are we sure they should be protesting wall street or maybe it is our government they should be mad at?
Dim Wit

UK

#19 Oct 3, 2011
sassyntrashy wrote:
Are we sure they should be protesting wall street or maybe it is our government they should be mad at?
They exists at each others behest.
ROMPER STOMPER

Laramie, WY

#20 Oct 4, 2011
Will not happen anytime soon. Too many people in this country continue to have their heads buried 2 feet up their asses.

The "Occupy Wall Street" event? A start , but 90% of the people down there really have no clue why they are there. This has been shown in numerous TV broadcasts from the scene. Idiotic responses to simple questions......"Why are you here?"......."How have the actions of the "too big to fails" affected you?......."Name ONE C.E.O. of a major financial institution"......." How does "Wall Street" have to change?"

The movement has no set agenda , and no leadership. Someone needs to step-up and take control of media relations , because they often times come across as brainless dolts who are getting laughed at by many Americans.

As long as the average American can go home, turn on the "idiot box" and "Dancing with the Stars" , "Jersey Shore" , "Bad Girls Club" or any other mindless TV show is on , all is good. As long as INTERNET PORN is still available , nothing is going to happen. You know , the important stuff that distracts too many people from worrying about truly important stuff. Sigh.

Besides , we are beyond peaceful protest in this country. REAL change will come about the moment the lead starts to fly.

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