Posted 3 years ago on Dec. 7, 2013, 2:27 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
"As an active duty airman married with two kids. I qualified for food stamps, even though I was living on base. I would have been one of the 47% the GOP classifies as a freeloader even though I was serving my country in Desert Storm. If you work full time and are unable to make a living for your family that is the fault of the company not the worker."
Is nationalization of companies really that bad of an idea?
(image via Occupy Posters)
Posted 3 years ago on Dec. 4, 2013, 11:21 a.m. EST by occupyalerts
A demonstration in solidarity with Anonymous Hacker Jeremy Hammond occurred last night at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park, Brooklyn where he is temporarily being held. Just two weeks ago, the 28 year old was sentenced to 10 years in federal detention for cyber crimes. Amongst other high-profile breaches, he leaked confidential intelligence data to Wikileaks from a private intelligence firm known as Stratfor. Many consider Stratfor to be a "shadow CIA" operating under even less regulation and oversight than a government entity.
Demonstrators brought various instruments, pots + pans, and their voices to make noise loud enough to be heard within the walls of the detention center. An activist collective called The Illuminator projected messages of solidarity on the bleak walls of the prison. "Free Jeremy Hammond!", "Solidarity with all Hacktivists!", and images of the infamous Guy Fawkes mask lit up the night. Prisoners raised fists from their windows and flicked lights on and off in a show of appreciation.
For more information about Jeremy Hammond, refer to:
His Wikipedia Page
His Official Defense Network Page
Click here to see more photos from last night's demonstration