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#J20: Occupy The Courts Nationwide, San Francisco to Occupy Wall Street West

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 14, 2012, 2:59 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

occupy the courts

via Occupy Portland:

This is a national day of action just one day before the second anniversary of the infamous Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which held that corporations (as people entitled to the rights of the U.S. Constitution) can spend unregulated and undisclosed sums of money in order to influence elections. [There are] over 80 rallies at federal courthouses around the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Actions planned in New York City:

5 OR 5:30pm - March from Liberty Sq to Foley Sq
6pm - Rally across from Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse
@ 40 Centre St.

Meanwhile, in San Francisco, we will Occupy Wall Street West with a day of mass mobilization, nonviolent direct action, and civil disobedience centered around the SF Financial District:

"Wall St.", shorthand for corporate power, is not just in New York City. The San Francisco Financial District has long been nicknamed "Wall St. West" because it is also a major center of corporate power and wealth. We have named and mapped these financial institutions so that we can occupy them. Let's expose how Wall St. operates in our midst, attacking our communities, homes, education, environment, democracy, livelihood, and well being. Let's push back against corporate power, overthrow the rule of the 1% and its legal foundation of corporate personhood. Let's build a better world!

Occupiers there have asked people, groups, movements, and communities from San Francisco, the Bay Area, and across California to walk out of school or work, self-organize, and take action to disrupt business-as-usual. If you're interested in joining them, click here for more information and resources!

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[-] 13 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

Occupy the Courts is hitting right at the heart of the problem. So is the Occupy Congress action on January 17th. These two actions are spot on. Cheers to all those attending!

[-] 8 points by struggleforfreedom80 (6584) 2 years ago

This is a great initiative. The courts have caused a lot of pain to the 99%. Go Occupy!

yours s sff http://struggleforfreedom.blogg.no/

[-] 1 points by falcon1961 (24) 2 years ago

Do any of you know a good attorney. We have the goods in legal cause to bring a part of wallstreet to its knees. Family of three use to gain untold amounts of money in lawsuit in MS. from major corporations then left for dead. www.classvictim.wordpress.com

Temple Inland, Gaylord Paper, Gaylord Chemical, Gaylord container, Kansas City Rail Road, Vicksburg Chemical and at least 9 sub companies, Illinions Central Rail Road, Union Tank Car.

Documents sought billions as we were told we would not be allowed to bankrupt the worlds largest corporations.

[-] 8 points by ronimacarroni (1089) 2 years ago

Awesooome

[-] 7 points by JamesS89118 (646) from Las Vegas, NV 2 years ago

I'm in!!!

[-] 4 points by Wolfchen (6) 2 years ago

The Occupy the Courts is attacking one of the heads of the monster that is inflicting wounds to our democracy. The bought and paid for U. S. Supreme Court majority is a national disgrace. There should be no doubt as to their committing perjury during their confirmation hearings.

[-] 4 points by Joeboy32 (72) 2 years ago

This makes perfect sense. I mean after all, the Corporations and the wealthy have been doing this for the past 30 years and they get away with it because they have "money".

The OWS has the "people" period. I'm with this.

LET'S MOVE THIS THING FORWARD INTO 2013, 2014 AND SO ON!!!.

[-] 1 points by sufinaga (513) 2 years ago

let's get this sorted in 2012!! let's make this the END OF THEIR WORLD in 2012!!! the earthquakes are coming too! 5 big quakes at southern end of atlantic ridge today 1.15.12 -could unzip like a banana! let's see the evil fascist tyranny that invented the corpoations and property rights. we need a total ground up revolution. seize your local land from the big landowners! seize the banks and automated means of production! stop listening to the divisive preachers! war justifies human life being expendable. peace means no human life is expendable. you should have us all or you should have us fall. IT'S NOW OR NEVER!!!

[-] 0 points by ronjj (-241) 2 years ago

I will do all that is within my power to make it NEVER.

You represent anything but the GOOD of this nation.

[-] 1 points by sufinaga (513) 2 years ago

nationalism is fascism! we are the global community for world revolution. nationalism is the disease of mankind according to einstein. so you believe there was a terrorist attack on 911 and that justifies killing afghanis in afghanistan. so you are a warmonger. we do not want any thought of crucifixion in our minds. we do not believe in the virgin son of a virgin! it is your delusion of national superiority that is the proven enemy of humanity. you feel powerless against our community. you cannot bully us with your speaking with authority BS. prophecy will fulfill! it is your days that are ending. we lovers of the tree of life live forever!!

[-] 0 points by ronjj (-241) 2 years ago

Hey Sufinaga:

You really know the steps well:

  1. Deny
  2. Downgrade
  3. Substitute
  4. Subjugate

Way to go - I can hardly wait to meet you as our ultimate leader. Don't forget to wear something nice.

Do you really think that most people care what you believe to not believe. What you posted is equivalent to saying that God exists but I do not believe it.

[-] 1 points by falcon1961 (24) 2 years ago

There isn't a day that goes by that we see those who. 1. know little to nothing about the meaning of life 2. the meanings of scripture 3. have eyes which can't see or ears which can not hear 4. its OK for those who don't belive because they will 5. have no desire to know or understand 6. Now remember for those who seek more will be given and for thiose who don't want little is known God will remove.

[-] 0 points by ronjj (-241) 2 years ago

Yes, Yes.

One life and not to be wasted. I love my life, my family etc. There are bad things out there but they are not my life and do not control my life.

If really feel for sufinaga - in that her life seems to be totally devoted to fighting history - regardless of what you call the past (barbaric) etc, it does not change a thing that actually happened.

[-] 1 points by sufinaga (513) 2 years ago

i believe in our final victory against crucifixion merchants. it is totally unacceptable to preach christ crucified to our children. stop frightening our kids with your medieval horror.

[-] 1 points by falcon1961 (24) 2 years ago

There is no victory going against the Lord, if that is your meaning. Your victory is the grave. It becomes clear who studies scripture an who doesn't

[-] 1 points by sufinaga (513) 2 years ago

yes there is victory against the gospel snare. fishers of men are predators of men. the INTENT of putting images of crucifixion, a man nailed to a cross, into children's minds is to frighten them. that is the CHILD PROTECTION ISSUE. christians constantly relive the crucifixion, pretend they're eating dead jesus and talking to their imaginary friend: christianity is BAD MENTAL HEALTH.

[-] 0 points by ronjj (-241) 2 years ago

I really feel for you and your pathetic excuses. You relate all of your opinions and ill will to "children" as an excuse for your corrupted mind.

If anything, you are the one with the potential to corrupt the minds of our children - not pictures that you, I am sure ban from your children's sight.

Please be very careful if you have any contact with children at all. You are more of a predator than any being put on trial in our country today.

Sorry - but the truth is STILL the truth.

[-] 1 points by sufinaga (513) 2 years ago

yes the truth is our movement is against the fascist tyranny that controls christianity. the queen is head of corporate america, the christian church and a german fascist. the pope is head of the christian church and a german fascist. we know our enemy and its brainwashed stooges.

[-] 0 points by ronjj (-241) 2 years ago

Sure you do. Sure you do.

Just keep one eye on your backside and one on the ground. You will see the real truth in what you believe.

You might try a little of the King's English in a better form just to make your point. You do not even make good sense when you write much less when you share your "craft"

[-] 1 points by sufinaga (513) 2 years ago

the point is simple. you are attacking me personally because you are not a member of our community. we are equalsin our community. you follow your lord who is also not a member of our community. he is your imaginary friend. you are controlled by your pastor. he is controlled by his bishop: an all male hierarchy we will not accept. you preach christ crucified. we cannot accept any violence for any reason. the INTENT of putting images of christ crucified into children's minds is to FRIGHTEN them into submission. the gospel is a snare to brutalise and enslave us. the gospel is a scam to money shark the poor and vulnerable. FISHERS OF MEN ARE PREDATORS OF MEN.

[-] 0 points by ronjj (-241) 2 years ago

The more you talk, the more you reveal.

Bishops - we DO NOT have bishops.

Imaginary friend - who told you that?

Brutalise and enslave - I have no intent of hurting you or yours. Never even in a serious fight (well maybe a little one in kindergartenJ)

DO YOU have any plans of ever outgrowing your hatred and condemnation of others. I have spent many years working with people who hold entirely differeent beliefs that I do and we were able to get along fine - because we respected each other and the lives that each of us decided to live.

You know way too much about something that you deny. I am sorry that you came out of a situation where you felt that you were violated, frightened and snared-enslaved. That was not my world, so I offer you not apologies - only the respect and love of a fellow human being, living in the same natural world that you live in, but a totally different outlook that you hold.

[-] 1 points by sufinaga (513) 2 years ago

we are a nonviolent movement. preaching crucifixion is preaching violence. look at the treatment of the Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib. they follow the treatment of the prisoner jesus by the romans. so the christian soldiers are taught by their christian preachers how to treat prisoners! they are preachers of violence. we have been brutalised by 2000 years of this violent onward christian soldiers preaching. the ruling fascist elite use the two BS religions of christianity and islam to divide mankind in a perpetual war. both religions damning the rest of us to eternal hellfire. thats the point i logically expose the obvious INTENT behind christian preaching. to jerk you off!! first put you through the horrible fear of death in a gruesome crucifixion then the BIG LIE of the resurrection to relieve the distress and give you a happy ending!! then the preacher hooker asks for his money!!! thats the truth isn't it? so being a christian is to be a brainwashed stooge of the fascist elite. it'either US or THEM, either USA or FEMA, where are you camping this summer?!?!

[-] 0 points by ronjj (-241) 2 years ago

I will be camping in the beautiful mountains of southern Colorado, under the stars, breathing the mountain air and living life to the fullest.

I have to stay out of the valleys of death of this world. You might want to try it sometime too. Meanwhile, if you get it all together and can separate man's ways (FEMA) from whatever god you wish to serve, let me know - otherwise, you simply represent a confused vision of man, religion, all gods and the insane.

[-] 0 points by ronjj (-241) 2 years ago

Who is preaching to your children - AND DO NOT make any reference to mine - it is absolutely not your place to do so. If you believe that it is wrong for your children - it is your responsibility to protect your children and then you may glory in any final victory that you achieve.

If the truth be known, I fully know who you are and what your belief system consists of - however, you are ranting and raving about mine when you have NO IDEA who I am or what I believe.

More than anything, yours is a great cry for HELP and I sincerely hope and pray that you find the held that you need.

[-] 1 points by sufinaga (513) 2 years ago

we need no help seeing the evil of the INTENT of putting images of crucifixion, a man nailed to a cross into a child's mind. that INTENT is to frighten into submission. let's just examine the christian doctrines. virgin birth LMFAO the rest of it is a scam to rip off the dumbasses who listen to you. we can all see how you attack me for challenging the evil INTENT of christianity and refuse to debate its insane doctrines. eating dead jesus? don't make me sick. we have had 2000 years of your lording over us with the jesus myth. now we know jesus is the antichrist.

[-] 0 points by ronjj (-241) 2 years ago

Yeah Yeah Yeah

Sounds like you are very well versed in the Christian Way - Don't know who did the indoctrination for you but they must have actually been associated WITH the antichrist of whom you are less than honestly familiar.

Your children will confront crucifixion at some point in their life regardless of what you do. IT WAS the official method of capital punishment during the Roman Era - you did know that did you not. Christianity really didn't invent that method of death, not a lot of the other things that you refer to such as dumbasses - you did that.

[-] 1 points by sufinaga (513) 2 years ago

do not cloud the issue with history. conversion is bullying into the fear of death. you will die suffering forever for all your sins. but jesus is the only way to escape! now get your hair cut, get a job and give me a tenth of your income for saving you. then bring your kids so i can tell them you are sinners! so we KNOW YOUR GAME it's a pyramid salvation 10% money making scheme so you don't have to work. your work is to keep us dying in insane wars and poisonous jobs for your fascist masters. this movement is against everything you belisve in. you are the ENEMY. you are here to save and recruit for your community and to exploit for your personal gain.

[-] 0 points by ronjj (-241) 2 years ago

And you are here to tear down that which you have no knowledge of. You are merely living in a distant past under such dilusion that you do not even make any sense in your denial. I have nothing against you or what you believe in. I fully believe in "free will" which gives you the same basis for living that I have. Your denial of my life and my beliefs have no more validity than mine would if I denied you the same free will and made all the same claims against you and yours.

You are simply yelling at the world - who you are and what you believe. In the large scheme of things you are merely one voice crying in the wilderness of humanity - the sooner you realize that and get over your grand scheme to destroy others - the happier you might be.

All you have the ability to express is what you DO NOT believe in or accept in any way - that means nothing to any of us - each of us holds many beliefs in what we DO NOT believe in (be it ghosts, the tooth fairy, or the wind.

What has VALUE is what we do believe in and what we work towards in this life. There is not really a system of NON BELIEF anywhere in the world that I am aware of except in sufinaga's world.

Enjoy, you are truly alone in your little world of hate and destruction.

[-] 1 points by sufinaga (513) 2 years ago

prophecy will fulfill! heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away. before abraham was I AM BRAHMAN. Ras Tafari is the True Christ, the Incarnation of Vishnu, the Heart. Marijuana is the Tree of Life for the healing of the nations. there shall be no more curse means mass unemployment. that is the reality of the prophecy of revelations in this time. the queen is the whore of babylon, head of corporate america. she is a german fascist and head of the christian church. the pope is a german fascist and head of the christian church. your house is divided.

[-] 0 points by ronjj (-241) 2 years ago

I do not even know you or your children and I DID NOT bring up the subject. Please don't blame me for YOUR problems.

[-] 1 points by sufinaga (513) 2 years ago

the crucified jew is a RACIST ABOMINATION and not acceptable in our minds or our community. you are suffering PTSD from constantly reliving the crucifixion. crucifixion is barbaric and has nothing to do with religion. you use that nightmare threat to control your family, church and you are trying to use the gospel snare to recruit followers from our community. telling people jesus died for their sins is a SCAM. we must protect our community from predators frightening our people into submitting to your BS account of god's will. every suicide bomber believes their death will save mankind. you say that jesus had the same psychotic belief!

[-] 0 points by falcon1961 (24) 2 years ago

Christ didn't commit suicide, he was murdered. Now the word of God is the truth and the Devil is the father of lies. Anyone who intentionally lies is a child of the Devil. So some folks think them came from a germ growing in the ocean and evolved. And the germ was created by......

[-] 1 points by sufinaga (513) 2 years ago

the word of god in revelations 5v5 Ras Tafari is the True Returned Christ, the Incarnation of Vishnu. marijuana is the holy tree of life.

[-] 1 points by sufinaga (513) 2 years ago

let's get this sorted in 2012!! let's make this the END OF THEIR WORLD in 2012!!! the earthquakes are coming too! 5 big quakes at southern end of atlantic ridge today 1.15.12 -could unzip like a banana! let's see the evil fascist tyranny that invented the corpoations and property rights. we need a total ground up revolution. seize your local land from the big landowners! seize the banks and automated means of production! stop listening to the divisive preachers! war justifies human life being expendable. peace means no human life is expendable. you should have us all or you should have us fall. IT'S NOW OR NEVER!!!

[-] 1 points by falcon1961 (24) 2 years ago

It won't be the end of the earth but world age. Like the age of the dinosarus we are in the second age. the next age will be eternity after the thousand year reign. Dig it.

[-] 3 points by Riley2011 (110) from New Britain, CT 2 years ago

For those who oppose what we are saying...please remember that 50% of America is already on the poverty line or skidding towards it-teetering if you will. If anyone thinks that it is ok for corporations to buy elections, so be it...but think about how policies, that are already screwed up,would be affected. I do recognize that as time ticks on , more people are going over the edge despite the government and media lies about more jobs being created and the upswing on the stock market even while Europe is going down the financial toilet....because we are not a part of a global economy....in our own minds, I guess... So, if we want to live in a land of corporations shifting elections, think about little things like illegal dumping, slave labor in other countries...etc. While closing the port can be argued as a waste of time, laying down and watching America disintegrate into a two tiered wealth system (rich/poor) , have education only for the wealthy and have our media controlled by corps does not sound too thrilling...

[-] 2 points by TheirLyingPropaganda (54) 2 years ago

Both Alito and Roberts under oath, said they would respect precedent. Yet they tossed about 100 years of precedent when they voted that corporations were people. I don't know about you but I find a much larger basis for impeachment than the Big Deal and impeachment proceedings they brought against Clinton.

PLUS I believe their actions violate the Federal Judicial Code of Conduct for any Federal Judge to engage in activities the appearance of which would have the appearance of partiality. I believe, both Roberts and Alito, not to mention Scalia, have affiliations with the Federalist Society dedicated to takeover of the Federal Judiciary by Conservatives.

[-] 2 points by zoom6000 (430) from St Petersburg, FL 2 years ago

l`m in too!

[-] 1 points by timothyprice (5) from Fairlee, VT 2 years ago

January 28, 2012 at 8:24 am FYI More illegal government destruction of the Bill of Rights: The 9/11Truth Movement has been discussing the use of the Grand Jury process as one approach of furthering the prosecution of the events of 9/11, those who perpetrated it, the 9/11 Commission which was fraudulent, and to being charges against them.

In doing some research I have discovered another perversion of the Bill of Rights. We now have to reverse this illegal act taken by our government in 1946: an action that is very similar to the perversion of the Corporations as also having the rights as people under the 14th amendment, and is completely unconstitutional. Please read:

http://www.dcdave.com/article5/070119.htm

http://www.dcdave.com/article5/110605.htm

Regardless of the 9/11 issue, the Grand Jury process has been corrupted. (watch “A Noble Lie” to see the perversion in action) The Grand Jury as a citizen’s right, is ancient common low. It has been a principle tool and is the foundation of our Constitutional protections. But is has been cut apart by the government, all illegally. It does not matter what the courts, the Congress, or the Executive Branches may have done in 1946.

It is our Constitution, our rights against an abusive government, and we have not surrendered these rights. I hope that the Occupy General Assembly will take an interest in restoring the powers of the Grand Jury as it is granted in the Constitution.

Please do an article on this.

[-] 1 points by timothyprice (5) from Fairlee, VT 2 years ago

FYI

More illegal government destruction of the Bill of Rights:

The 9/11Truth movement has been discussing the use of the Grand Jury process as one approach of furthering the prosecution of the events of 9/11, those who perpetrated it, the 9/11 Commission which was fraudulent, and to being charges against them.

In doing some research I have discovered another perversion of the Bill of Rights. We now have to reverse this illegal act taken by our government in 1946: an action that is very similar to the perversion of the Corporations as also having the rights as people under the 14th amendment, and is completely unconstitutional.

Please read: http://www.dcdave.com/article5/110605.htm

http://www.dcdave.com/article5/070119.htm

Regardless of the 9/11 issue, the Grand Jury process has been corrupted. It does not matter what the courts, the Congress, or the Executive Branches may have done in 1946. It is our Constitution, our rights against an abusive government, and we have not surrendered these rights.

I hope that some of the General Assembly will also take an interest in restoring the powers of the Grand Jury as it is granted in the Constitution.

[-] 1 points by timothyprice (5) from Fairlee, VT 2 years ago

I have just discovered another perversion of the Bill of Rights. We have to reverse this illegal act taken by our government in 1946. Please read: http://www.dcdave.com/article5/110605.htm http://www.dcdave.com/article5/070119.htm

The Occupy movement should use the grand jury to indict George Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Paul Wolfowitz. It must be done now, and through the Grand Jury process, as it our right under the Constitution, which has not been amended regarding the powers of the Grand Jury. It does not matter what the courts, the Congress, or the Executive Branches may have done. It is our Constitution, our rights against corrupt government, and we have not surrendered these rights.

[-] 1 points by timothyprice (5) from Fairlee, VT 2 years ago

“The best defense is a good offense ” Stop the Empire in its tracks. The information we have gained regarding 9/11 is sufficient to arrest and charge the Commander in Chief, George W. Bush; the VP, Richard Cheney– in charge on 9/11, the Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld; , and the Vice-Secretary of Defense, Paul Wolfowitz, with the offenses of planning and facilitating the events of 9/11. It is time for a trial of those who have been perpetrating terrorism against the USA and the world. When this is done, it will also place Bradley Manning’s contribution in its rightful perspective. We have to do this right way to stop the wars, to stop the aggression. To expose the media. The people have to act in their own interest. Charge the civilian controllers of the military with treason.

[-] 1 points by robes (63) from Maplewood, NJ 2 years ago

im done...

i will still try to be involved...

but if you insist on having every day of action on a weekday, i cannot contribute. some of has have jobs and have to work for a living... i would love to help but i cant on the weekdays...

the lack of organization and thought in this movement is really getting to me... i still support you all. but this is just sad.

[-] 1 points by PatrickOxOethafulm (35) 2 years ago

I wish you all good luck

[-] 1 points by falcon1961 (24) 2 years ago

S.O.S. Please help us find an attorney. Major Corporate Corruption and court extortion plot provides a legal cause to recover the hundreds of millions known and billions hid in a lawsuit settled on my family of three who were left for dead. Politicians, the court and the justice department have used our awards to promote their political agendas. www.classvictim.wordpress.com

[-] 1 points by BatonMassage (4) 2 years ago

WORLD REVOLUTION is the Marxist concept of overthrowing capitalism in all countries through the conscious revolutionary action of the organized working class. In many Marxist schools, such as Trotskyism, the essentially international character of the class struggle and the necessity of global scope are critical elements and a chief explanation of the failure of socialism in one country. The end goal is to achieve world socialism, and later, stateless communism.

'World Revolution' @ Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_revolution

What is wrong with you people? The answer to our problems is World Communism? How many of your families would be ashamed you, to find out the fact you march on the soil of the USA, in a call for Stateless, Worldwide COMMUNISM? All of you should be ashamed.

How can one speak of amending the U.S. Constitution within a movement that calls for World Revolution? If such an asinine disaster is successful, the Constitution of the United States would no longer exist to amend or to uphold any amendments.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (34909) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Occupy them on petitions as well. Petitions demanding that they get to work as well as demanding that corporations are not people. Ask them whether they are ready to put corporations behind bars for breaking the law and how that would work. Also ask them if Mitten R. is a mass murderer along with other venture capitalists who dismantle corporations that they take over.

See samples of how below.

183,361 signatures so far for Bernie Sanders petition as of 10:15am central time 01/15/2012

http://sanders.enews.senate.gov/mail/util.cfm?mailaction=clickthru&gpiv=2100081904.557411.411&gen=1&mailing_linkid=34578

The petition to save abandoned houses has 15 signatures. We picked one up at around 9:50pm 01/13/2012. Were just rolling right along.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Savingpeople-savinghomes-payingdowntheNationaldeficit/

Here is a place where you can directly address change. Take part, it does not hurt and may very well heal/help. Forward the cause of reform and rebirth.

http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/Ag8nw/zL2Q/B18Bb

Sierra Club has some good things to take part in as well. Set-up and ready for you to take part in. http://sierraclub.org/

[-] 1 points by i8jomomma (80) 2 years ago

how do we get a movement started to occupy the greene county family court located in catskill ny?...........those tea bags are as corrupt as anybody you can think of ...........how can we give them a wake up call.?.........although they are not the type of courts you want to occupy............those tea bags down there think they can do whatever they want to whoever they want.........is it fair to want to disrupt business-as-usual or should we just bend over and take in the ass? how can we fight a corrupt court system that has nothing to do with the types of court houses your occupying?

[-] 1 points by PatrickOxOethafulm (35) 2 years ago

Nope that's private property because I'm unenlightened and i think i can own land which i did not even create

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[-] 1 points by icfmike (173) 2 years ago

No consecutive terms for any elected official...terms to be one year. Educate worldwide, especially women...

[-] 1 points by mserfas (652) from Ashland, PA 2 years ago

I think such sentiments should be considered carefully. For example, look at the SOPA legislation (see http://americancensorship.org , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act ). The legislation significantly threatens sites with user-generated content; it is unpopular with ordinary people who understand it, and some politicians (Leahy) have started backing down in the face of public opposition, but to be sure it remains dangerous, and extends related moves that have been made every few years for decades. Large amounts of money are going to support the legislation by lobbyists from Viacom and such; but large amounts are also going to oppose it from Google and the like. Now it turns out, disturbingly, that one of the major backers of the legislation is the AFL-CIO, apparently because it is representing Hollywood unions, which side with their corporations. Also I'm not sure if the RIAA would be affected by limits on corporations, likewise in opposition the EFF. So I don't see that banning corporate funds necessarily means taking corporate money out of the equation, nor corporate influence, via other organizations and even their employees.

While I very much think that we need to reconsider our economic model for corporations - especially whether company officers' sole priority should be to maximize short term stockholder profits. For instance, consider when BP opposed drilling safety regulations which, in the long term, would have saved them a fortune in money, bad publicity, and drilling restrictions. There is no law of nature that says the people who ran BP had to look only to the next quarterly report, rather than a year or ten years in advance. There is no law of nature that says the computers that trade stocks five times a second have a vote over company policy, but a 25-year employee has no say at all. Companies like Viacom might, given some other model of governance, consider looking further forward to find a genuine alternative to the copyright model that can work in an age of easy communication, rather than harsh policies which can only improve their profits momentarily at the cost of alienating the consumer. And with a sufficiently democratic governance - with one which gives employees real control and a real stake in the enterprise - I hope we might fundamentally improve how corporations function altogether, by removing institutional inefficiencies that result from the intrinsic antagonism between officials and the rank and file.

[-] 1 points by JohnWa (513) 2 years ago

Public good has to become a strong factor in allowing any model of corporate operation. Corporations are not people and the shonky judgment that allowed corporations to assume th erights of people needs to be thrown out as it is not in the public good.

[-] 1 points by ThemAhdi (6) 2 years ago

In the courts today Truth has no weight. Money is heavy and rules the law. Judgement Day is coming and the Gavel will shout in the Gathering. Witness Justice balance the scale.

[-] 1 points by ronimacarroni (1089) 2 years ago

Posted 8 hours ago.

4 replies.

Wtf?

Is this because this because this goes against your anarchist philosophies or something?

[-] 5 points by ADangName (4) 2 years ago

This is because were tired of the government being of the money by the money and for the money. Please read the Constitution as to what it should mean. That means were tired of corporations buying government regulations that go against the people. It means we want laws that protect the people and not the corporations and the big-money. It's because we want people educated.

[-] 2 points by freakyfriday (179) 2 years ago

then why not support this protest day?

[-] 1 points by falcon1961 (24) 2 years ago

Corporate Corruption and the Mississippi courts use family of three for hundreds of millions with documents seeking billions to gain lawsuit awards then leaves them for dead. S.O.S. Family seek legal action against extortion. court documents at www.mftms13.wordpress.com

[-] 1 points by i8jomomma (80) 2 years ago

i don't know what you been told but being an anarchist means you believe the people should govern themselves and not some corrupt government telling them how they should be living their lives

[-] 1 points by ronimacarroni (1089) 2 years ago

Well yeah, that's what I meant.

[-] 0 points by Carlitini99 (-167) 2 years ago

Sounds a little too revolutionary for my taste. I don't understand what the protest are trying to achieve other than cause chaos. The problem is that the 99% don't support the occupy movement, they never will in its current mode. That makes the occupy movement an unpopular movement of the few.

[-] 1 points by JohnWa (513) 2 years ago

Then what is your considered solution to end the growing inequity.

How do you see some form of limited democracy being launched as the present system is not democracy and most know it.

48% vote and most of them are confused just following what the media tells them. Look who own the media.

There is no way out of the mess unless some drastic measures are formulated. The Problem is those who have rorted the system and now control wealth in such measure that the majority of the population is becoming excluded.

It is no longer rational just to go along with the growing injustice and theft.

America has other growing problems overshadowed by the wealth shift to the few.

We have been part of creating the largest amount of damage to the biosphere per head of population of any other group of people in the history of the world.

Our children and grandchildren and all the people of the world will pay dearly for this. Much of our wastefulness has been driven by free market ideology run by the 1% and growth propaganda promoted through the 1% owned media and their advertising mindwash.

What is your answer to the radical changes ahead that will be unavoidable. Do we try to act now or just do as we are told by the 1%.

The growing confidence is ignoring the 1% is a very healthy sign of people accepting responsibility for the mess and looking for change.

[-] 1 points by Carlitini99 (-167) 2 years ago

I see your points, but we do have things called elections.....may not be a perfect system but its the best the world's got.

[-] 2 points by JohnWa (513) 2 years ago

I agree that elections are the most desirable way. Perhaps if we could cut out the big money support for corporate puppets using the media they own without any limits on expenditure then the honest man may have a chance. Some countries put restrictions on election money spent and others the government is the only body to allocate money spent on electioneering.

Breaking the deadlock to allow democracy to happen is a hard task ahead.

There is corruption such as Congressmen cannot be prosecuted for insider trading and whistle blowers get no protection against congressmen reported.

It has become a club for wealthy corrupt players backing corporations and banks not the people.

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[-] 0 points by LloydJHart (190) from Vineyard Haven, MA 2 years ago

Until free and fair elections are established in America this is a waste of time.

[-] 5 points by proudofOKC (361) 2 years ago

Indeed, we need free and fair elections for sure. "Here are your choices, now vote between A or B, and if we don't like your decision we'll overrule it." Gotta love the democracy around here! I have issues with asking the puppet masters for our rights back, but peacefully protesting makes us visible and we need to keep organizing publicly to make it clear we're not going to go away.

[-] 3 points by JohnWa (513) 2 years ago

A lot has to be dismantled before democracy can have a chance in America.

Private and corporate money has to be taken out of the election process.

Capitalism has to have some competition which has been missing since the rich land owners wrote the one sided constitution to protect their selfish interests.

Media ownership and control cannot be left in the hands of a relatively small wealthy group many of whom have dual citizenship.

[-] 1 points by proudofOKC (361) 2 years ago

All good ideas, agreed.

[-] 2 points by freakyfriday (179) 2 years ago

But I suppose you think closing the Port of Oakland was a good use of time?

[-] 2 points by ronimacarroni (1089) 2 years ago

We all get ipads and stand outside polls and ask people who they're going to vote for. Afterwards we compare the official results with ours. Problem solved. Foreeeever.

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