Posts tagged Occupywallst
Posts tagged Occupywallst
Twitter feed of #OccupyPhilly and #OccupyLA evictions
Twitter Feed of #OccupyPhilly and #OccupyLA evictions
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.
ugh, this shit kills me.
why is it that absolute power corrupts absolutely?
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.(via douchebags-of-the-occupation)
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.
Keith Olbermann on a brief history of “American freedom”, protests, mayor Bloomberg, and Occupy Wall St.
This is amazing.
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.
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%.
Remember, Bank Transfer Day is tomorrow November 5! Click here to find a credit union near you.
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.
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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.”
Visited Zuccotti Park on Sunday and took some pictures of Occupy Wall St.
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.