Occupy Wall Street

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Chuck

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Sep 24, 2011
 
This is beautiful. It is an achievement. And it has the potential to grow into something even more wild and wonderful over the next few weeks and months

https://occupywallst.org/
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Sep 24, 2011
 
Occupy Wall Street

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Chuck

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Sep 25, 2011
 
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Sep 26, 2011
 
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Sep 26, 2011
 

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Those who make peaceful protest impossible make violent revolution inevitable!!!!
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Sep 26, 2011
 
Seriously. I don't know how to put into words the pride, joy, relief, sympathy, hope, and determination I have for this movement. It's like a beautiful glimpse into the stunning and tumultuous 60s. If I had it my way, I would be there, and drag every one else up that I possibly could.

I just started working again, I have a broken back, and disability still is hard to get. I can't lose my place in this world voluntarily when I need such serious surgery and support.

TO EVERYONE THINKING OF GOING TO OR ALREADY AT NY/OTHER ORGANIZED PROTESTS AROUND THE COUNTRY: Please stay strong, please don't go! I love you, and stand your ground! So many silent spectators are counting on you! So many future generations, and so many folks who don't even know that they need you!

I am so proud to just even be aware of this movement and see it in my lifetime, regardless of outcome. And don't be afraid to get radical!!

Those who make peaceful protest impossible make violent revolution inevitable!!!!

I will do my best to get there as soon as possible, that much is sure! There is barely a thing in this world more important than recognizing the corporate greed destroying our air, water, soil, and health, as well as the "ponzi scheme" social security we've been handed. Without change in this regard, we are surely doomed as a nation.

I just wanted to speak my feelings to you guys, I'm overwhelmed with emotion for many, many reasons.=)
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Sep 26, 2011
 
Chuck wrote:
Those who make peaceful protest impossible make violent revolution inevitable!!!!
“The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%,”
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Sep 26, 2011
 
http://www.commondreams.org/further/2011/09/2...

Identified: NYPD Officer Who Maced Peaceful Protesters
Mike

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Sep 26, 2011
 
Anonymous wrote:
http://www.commondreams.org/fu rther/2011/09/26-1
Identified: NYPD Officer Who Maced Peaceful Protesters
The cruel and cowardly NYPD supervisor who point blank maced a penned in group of young women and then slinked away Saturday at the Occupy Wall Street protests is Deputy Inspector Anthony V. Bologna of the NYPD Patrol Borough Manhattan South.Deputy Inspector Bologna should be fired and prosecuted for his abuse of power or disciplined accordingly.

Article 19 of the ICCPR states that "Everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference" and "everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression.

This right was clearly violated.
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Sep 26, 2011
 
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Sep 27, 2011
 
"Today we received unconfirmed reports that over one hundred blue collar police refused to come into work in solidarity with our movement. These numbers will grow. We are the 99 percent."
Sept 27

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Sep 27, 2011
 
Police are union members too, and they know once all of the other organized labor is done with, they're next on the chopping block. We were reminded of that awfully fast here in Wisconsin when the officers and firefighters came out in strong support for their fellow labor. Off duty union officers slept over int he capital in solidarity occupation and union firefighters lead the march through the capital halls playing their bagpipes.

Just remember that trying to be understanding with the police will encourage them to understand our cause in return.
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Sep 27, 2011
 
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Sep 27, 2011
 
'Occupy Wallstreet' is getting bigger with planed occupations in SF and Sacramento
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Sep 28, 2011
 
Anonymous wrote:
http://www.commondreams.org/fu rther/2011/09/26-1
Identified: NYPD Officer Who Maced Peaceful Protesters
Anthony V. Bologna
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/09/26/1...
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Sep 28, 2011
 
At some point the number of people occupying Wall Street -- whether that's 5,000, 10,000 or 50,000 -- will force the powers that be to offer concessions. No one can say how many people it will take or even how things will change exactly, but there is a real potential for bypassing a corrupt political process and for realizing a society based on human needs, not hedge fund profits.

After all, who would have imagined a year ago that Tunisians and Egyptians would oust their dictators?

At Liberty Park, the nerve center of the occupation, more than 500 people gather every day to debate, discuss and organize what to do about our failed system that has allowed the 400 richest Americans at the top to amass more wealth than the 180 million Americans at the bottom.
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Sep 29, 2011
 
Today is a nice day for a REVOLUTION...

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2011/09/19/occup...
Chuck

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Sep 29, 2011
 
If the police viewed themselves as part of the citizenry then we'd be OK, but many view themselves as "ABOVE IT" that part and parcel a large reason that the protest are their to begin with. Average citizens are tired of Authority in government being outside the Law or hidden and protected behind it.

I think it's important that we maintain perspective on what is said that forum, lest we alienate a significant group of people who support us.

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/09/new-yo...

I have no idea what the ratio is, so I'll just say that a LOT of police officers are actually very good people who have the common good in mind. To discount them because of the loud, powerful minority, is to do them a great disservice. The last thing we should be doing is distancing ourselves from good police officers.
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Sep 30, 2011
 

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From MLK’s autobiography – very powerful message:

“On one dramatic occasion even Bull Connor’s men were shaken. It was a Sunday afternoon, when several hundred Birmingham Negroes had determined to hold a prayer meeting near the city jail. They gathered at the New Pilgrim Baptist Church and began an orderly march. Bull Connor ordered out the police dogs and fire hoses. When the marchers approached the border between the white and Negro areas, Connor ordered them to turn back. The Reverend Charles Billups, who was leading the march, politely refused. Enraged Bull Connor whirled on his men and shouted:“Dammit. Turn on the hoses.”

“What happened in the next thirty seconds was one of the most fantastic events of the Birmingham story. Bull Connor’s men stood facing the marchers. The marchers, many of them on their knees, ready to pit nothing but the power of their bodies and souls against Connor’s police dogs, clubs, and fire hoses, stared back, unafraid and unmoving. Slowly the Negroes stood up and began to advance. Connor’s men, as though hypnotized, fell back, their hoses sagging uselessly in their hands while several hundred Negroes marched past them, without further interference, and held their prayer meeting as planned. I felt there, for the first time, the pride and the power of nonviolence.”

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