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kwikset:

#OCCUPYPHILLY NEW YEARS EVE PARTY!!! What better way to ring in 2012?! #ows #occupyla #occupyoakland #occupywallst “Occupy Philly will throw the best party in the city to ring in 2012!  Come celebrate the successful first two months of our growing nonviolent  movement against Wall Street crooks. We’re build a better world  together. Phase 1 was awesome, and we’re really excited about Phases 2  & 3! Join us to celebrate victories, build bonds, share drinks and stories, imagine the future, and DANCE, DANCE, DANCE! We need your support. Please comment if you can donate or help get us the following for one night only: - WAREHOUSE SPACE (preferably something legal – this isn’t a direct action, it’s a party!) - Bands/ DJ’s (The Roots anyone?) - Sound equipment - Lighting - A stage - Food - Drinks - Bartenders - Security team (no riot gear) - Art/ decorations Let’s party like the 99%!”~(OccupyPhilly ll facebook)

kwikset:

#OCCUPYPHILLY NEW YEARS EVE PARTY!!! What better way to ring in 2012?! #ows #occupyla #occupyoakland #occupywallst

“Occupy Philly will throw the best party in the city to ring in 2012! Come celebrate the successful first two months of our growing nonviolent movement against Wall Street crooks. We’re build a better world together. Phase 1 was awesome, and we’re really excited about Phases 2 & 3! Join us to celebrate victories, build bonds, share drinks and stories, imagine the future, and DANCE, DANCE, DANCE!

We need your support. Please comment if you can donate or help get us the following for one night only:

- WAREHOUSE SPACE (preferably something legal – this isn’t a direct action, it’s a party!)
- Bands/ DJ’s (The Roots anyone?)
- Sound equipment
- Lighting
- A stage
- Food
- Drinks
- Bartenders
- Security team (no riot gear)
- Art/ decorations

Let’s party like the 99%!”~(OccupyPhilly ll facebook)

(via chaosnewsinc)

Filed under occupyphilly philadelphia pennsylvania PA New year's eve 2012 Jan1 99% ows occupytogether Occupy oo occupyla occupyoakland OO Occupywallst

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I was there to take down the names of people who were arrested… As I’m standing there, some African-American woman goes up to a police officer and says, ‘I need to get in. My daughter’s there. I want to know if she’s OK.’ And he said, ‘Move on, lady.’ And they kept pushing with their sticks, pushing back. And she was crying. And all of a sudden, out of nowhere, he throws her to the ground and starts hitting her in the head,” says Smith. “I walk over, and I say, ‘Look, cuff her if she’s done something, but you don’t need to do that.’ And he said, ‘Lady, do you want to get arrested?’ And I said, ‘Do you see my hat? I’m here as a legal observer.’ He said, ‘You want to get arrested?’ And he pushed me up against the wall.

Retired New York Supreme Court Judge Karen Smith, working as a legal observer after the raids on Zucotti Park this Tuesday, via Paramilitary Policing of Occupy Wall Street: Excessive Use of Force amidst the New Military Urbanism (via seriouslyamerica)

And they wonder why we say fuck the police. Asshole.

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ugh, this shit kills me. 

why is it that absolute power corrupts absolutely? 

(via marfmellow)

At least someone is calling them out on their DOUCHEBAGGERY.

It’s going to get worse before it gets better; stay peaceful anyway, fellow Occupants.

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WATCH LIVE USTREAM - NYPD Surround Zuccotti and Not Letting Anyone In or Out

occupyonline:

Reports of beatings, lost teeth, arrests, people being pushed down.

People are confused and unsure why police raided the park. 

A crowd of several hundred protesters marched from Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan to the New York Stock Exchange a few blocks away on Thursday as Occupy Wall Street demonstrators across the country promised mass gatherings to mark the movement’s two-month anniversary.

Lines of helmeted police, some on horseback, blocked every approach to the financial district in New York. Several streets in the area were closed.

The demonstrators chanted “Shut down wall street!’ and carried signs, such as “Tax Wall Street” and “Why Wait for Permission to Claim Freedom? Occupy Your Mind.”

Police said about 75 were arrested, including a woman in a wheelchair who was trying to block traffic. There was some minor scuffling as those arrested refused to walk and were carried away.

Protesters had to break into two groups as they encountered police at each intersection leading to the exchange. Broadway was closed because of snarling traffic.

Most New York Stock Exchange workers reported little difficulty getting into the building. Workers had to pass through checkpoints to reach the building on Broad Street, and trading began on time.

(Source: occupyonline)

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JUDGE ISSUES TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER #OCCUPYWALLST

occupylosangeles:

A New York judge on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order allowing protesters to return to Zuccotti Park only hours after police forcibly removed them, arresting dozens.

The order by Justice Lucy Billings set a hearing date for Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. and said that until the matter was considered at that hearing, the city and Brookfield Properties, the owners of Zuccotti Park, would be prohibited from evicting protesters or “enforcing ‘rules’ published after the occupation began or otherwise preventing protesters from re-entering the park with tents and other property previously utilized.

Source: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/15/updates-on-the-clearing-of-zuccotti-park/?src=twt&twt=cityroom#judge-says-protesters-can-return-to-park-for-now

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650,000 Americans Joined Credit Unions Last Month — More Than In All Of 2010 Combined

stfuconservatives:

abaldwin360:

The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) reports that a whopping 650,000 Americans have joined credit unions since Sept. 29 — the date that Bank of America announced it would start charging a $5 monthly debit fee, a move it backed down on this week.

To put that in perspective, there were only 600,000 new members for credit unions in all of 2010.

No small victory for the 99%.

-Joe

Remember, Bank Transfer Day is tomorrow November 5! Click here to find a credit union near you.

(via stfuconservatives)

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Almost seven percent of Americans live below half the poverty line - RT

johnwillflow:

As unemployment remains stagnant, it’s easy to see that impoverished Americans are growing in numbers. A recent analysis of census data offers an even sadder insight, as a report reveals that 1-in-15 Americans live below half of the poverty line.

Filed under occupywallst Inequality Wealth Disparity Capitalism OWS OccupyLA OccupySFV Occupy Everything Occupy Together Socialism is the Cure PSL Party for Socialism and Liberation

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Occupy L.A. Protesters Will Not Back Down

occupiedworld:

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who has supported the movement from day one, and at least one other councilman - Bill Rosendahl - are losing patience and feel that the time has come for occupiers to pack up camp and create a new tent city elsewhere. Will occupiers disperse? Survey says: Not likely.

One protester said, “They can try to shut us down until the cows come home. We’re just going to come back stronger.”

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Occupy America National School Walkout October 28th

occupyonline:

On Friday 28 October there will be a National School Walkout in support and solidarity with the protests at Wall St and those which have swept across America. Those who want more information or would like to organize a similar event in their own community can go here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=243582649024545 

Even if you are not a student, or want to take part, it would be helpful for you to get the word out to as many people as you can so that we can make this vision a reality.

(Source: occupyonline)

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