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Occupy Bat Signal for the 99%

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 22, 2011, 12:18 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

On November 17th, tens of thousands of people peacefully gathered in Foley Square in solidarity with #OWS. It was a powerful night of music, chant, and protest. We marched across the Brooklyn Bridge finding strength in our numbers and inspiration in our shared resolve to challenge the neoliberal economic system that controls our government and destroys our communities. As we marched a beautiful light appeared in downtown Manhattan.......



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[-] 11 points by adidibidiboy (18) 12 years ago

I don't care what anybody says; That is beautiful!!!

[-] 6 points by struggleforfreedom80 (6584) 12 years ago

Much cooler than that 1%´er Bruce Wayne`s signal. It´s not Batman who´s gonna save the world, it´s the 99% so it´s very fitting :)

Loved it.

keep on growing, keep on fighting yours s.


btw please read my new article Our Democratic Deficit Thanks

[-] 2 points by NiceLovelyDay (55) 12 years ago

In the real world, the bat cave would have been a place of meditation, and Bruce Wayne a humble monk.

[-] 1 points by corbini157 (91) 12 years ago

haha that 1%'er Bruce Wayne lol...

[-] 3 points by equality7 (8) 12 years ago

The richness of music and colors makes NY look awesome, great for tourism. Mayor B. should give keys to the city to director/s for capturing it's beauty or perhaps a free loft/warehouse?

[-] 1 points by Jimmy44 (-57) from New York, NY 12 years ago

Seriously, just 'give them' a free loft/warehouse? entitlement brats.

[-] 2 points by corbini157 (91) 12 years ago

I disagree with basically everything Jimmy44 says, but I have to agree with him on this. You can't be serious.

[-] 1 points by greg2 (55) 12 years ago

I take back calling you a Troll. Your insults are getting better.


"City officials have pulled back on an offer that would have given Occupy Los Angeles protesters a downtown office space in exchange for their removal of encampments, according to a protest organizer.

"Unhappy with the media attention the offer got, staffers in Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's office told Occupy organizer Ryan Rice that the deal was off in a meeting Tuesday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles Daily News ( http://bit.ly/vhQHtZ). The mayor's office declined comment.

"The now apparently defunct deal was the result of a series of meetings between Occupy organizers and city officials, who initially welcomed campers when they set up their tents seven weeks ago. However, officials indicated several weeks ago that they'd had enough and wanted to negotiate an end to the protest.

"The offer would have leased a 10,000-square-foot space that once housed a bookstore in the Los Angeles Mall to the protesters for $1 a year and given them two empty lots for a community garden if they dismantled their tents from the City Hall lawn."


"Occupy L.A. protesters said Los Angeles officials have offered them office space and farmland to end their encampment at City Hall.

"The proposals eceived with a mix of excitement, anger and disbelief among protesters, many of whom did not know that members of the camp were in negotiations with city officials.

"I don't appreciate people appointing themselves to represent me, to represent us," one woman called out during the assembly. "Who was in those meetings?"

"It's divide and conquer," another protester said.

"The details of the proposal were revealed Monday during the demonstration's nightly general assembly meeting by Jim Lafferty, an attorney with the National Lawyers Guild who has been advocating on behalf of the protest since it began seven weeks ago.

"Lafferty said city officials have offered protesters a $1-a-year lease on a 10,000-square-foot office space near City Hall. He said officials also promised land elsewhere for protesters who wish to farm, as well as additional housing for the contingent of homeless people who joined the camp.

"A spokesman for the mayor would not comment on the proposal, saying only: "We are in negotiations with organizers of Occupy L.A."

OWS is growing and gaining power, "If you can't beat 'em, put them off somewhere in a little garden...." Negotiations have now been attempted.

Join us.

[-] 0 points by Jimmy44 (-57) from New York, NY 12 years ago

Like I said, OWS are their own worst enemy.

[-] 0 points by JosephCouture (45) 12 years ago

If you don’t want real, don’t read this. Here you have the story of a homeless man who says he would love to be with you, but his life is all ready over. In the next, a young family rejoices in the ending of a meaningless life.

Make it stop. Read: “Preoccupied in Hell” and “Cruelty: Great Fun For the Whole Family” at www.josephcouture.com

[-] 0 points by talkinboutarevolution (54) 12 years ago

"Preoccupied in Hell," is awful, true, and mostly the responsibility of the states for closing hospitals that used to house and treat the mentally ill. The 1% was tired of paying that bill.

[-] 1 points by Jimmy44 (-57) from New York, NY 12 years ago

Actually the 99% are getting pretty damn sick of paying bills for entitlement brats. Clearly this guy needs help, but for every valid case, there are dozens of abusers. Did you know Brooklyn is the medicaid fraud capital of the USA?

[-] 0 points by redneckjesus3 (1) 12 years ago

Could you provide a link for that assertion? Otherwise, it sounds like batsh-t.

[-] 1 points by Jimmy44 (-57) from New York, NY 12 years ago

Call the Kings County District Attorney's Office and ask for the Medicaid Fraud Division. Anyone there will confirm it for you. You'll probably claim they're all batsh-t too because it doesn't fit your agenda.



[-] 0 points by xxcONScIENcExx (172) 12 years ago

Undeniably amazing.... So infatuated with the symbols, music and methods of this and past movements.... Projections... so 2012!

[-] 10 points by Echoes310 (15) from Wantagh, NY 12 years ago

That walk may have been the most beautiful and powerful moment of my life


[-] -1 points by JosephCouture (45) 12 years ago

Just when I thought I could no longer be surprised by how carefully thought out, calculated and premeditated the endless acts of cruelty we perpetrate against each other are, someone somewhere manages to outdo themselves.

The essay below tries to explain the wanton violence against the peaceful protesters all around the world, but seems to have inspired as much hate, ridicule and scorn directed at me as has been directed at the other poor souls pleading for peace.

“Cruelty: Great Fun For the Whole Family” www.josephcouture.com

[-] 8 points by Crimzon (91) from Arizona City, AZ 12 years ago

I love occupy wall street!!! I love all of you so much, your impressive your strong, you are the true leaders of the world, not those set in power by old money.

You are my heroes! This is worth fighting for this is a cause worth existing for!

[-] 7 points by freeows (84) 12 years ago

Oh god, so beautiful, such a powerful presentation! (Is it out on youtube yet???) I felt the chill, I teared with joy, I am speechless and touched ... To all all the fighters out there day in and day out, I LOVE YOU!! When we celebrate Thanksgiving, I will toast to you thinking about you. Dear OWS leaders, wherever you are, you are doing great!


[-] 6 points by Ravila88x (14) 12 years ago

This was amazing!! Nov 17 2011 is one for the History books!

[-] 6 points by jhonel (23) from New York, NY 12 years ago

together we live together we die together we win.

WE, THE 99%.

[-] 2 points by Zendude (75) from New York, NY 12 years ago

All for one, once and for all!

[-] 1 points by jhonel (23) from New York, NY 12 years ago

dude im ready to give my life for this shit.

[-] 6 points by powertothepeople (1264) 12 years ago

I love these! Do more! Powerful message.

[-] 6 points by TheoSocrates (51) 12 years ago

I teared up watching this. It warmed my heart to be there.

This was one of the most amazing moments of my life too.

We Are Unstoppable.

Another World Is Possible!

[-] 5 points by ellelit (9) 12 years ago

People are so ignorant. "These people are lazy", "These people have no jobs", "These people are homeless and drug addicts", "there is no clear focus of this protest", "Can't they just go out and get a job? Is it really that hard?". Seriously, there needs to be more education as to who the protesters actually are and what they are trying to accomplish. This movement is just over 2 months old. It started in NYC and spread like wildfire across North America and over a vast part of the world.

The numbers may seem minute to the average person, but in terms of a slow burn and gaining momentum, I believe the movement is doing very well. The protest in in the initial stages, people. Citizens are fed up, and they are letting their frustrations with big business led government and overt capitalism and greed and are collectively funneling their energy so as to be heard. They have a focused argument, but many people are too blind to see what they are displeased with and what they are fighting for and too deaf to hear that what they want would really be a benefit to the rest of the world.

Being controlled by big business is ruining people's lives. Look at the price of "basic human rights and needs". I'm not talking the laptops, Iphones, and fancy cars, I'm talking FOOD. HOUSING. MEANS TO SUPPORT yourself and your family. HEALTHCARE. Look at how much it costs to feed yourself using the basic staples and little to nothing superfluous. A carton of eggs 5 years ago hovered around $2.00 in Canada. Now it is close to $3.50. And that is just one example in a cart full of inflated products. Yet minimum wages have stagnated, if you are fortunate enough to find employment.

One of the major tenets of the OWS movement is that the normal, everyday citizen is working much harder and accomplishing so much less. It's not a matter of being lazy or not wanting to work for a living, WE WANT TO WORK!!! But we also want our work to afford us the opportunity to live in relative comfort with our basic needs covered and hope that if we dedicate our lives to bettering ourselves, we won't be f--ed in the end because big business decided to keep us girded. It's a form of slavery, and not everyone is complacent. Some people know that this is wrong and aren't going to put up with it anymore.

Well done OWS. You have my full support. #occupyedmonton

[-] 1 points by ivanostra (3) 12 years ago

So what's your point?

[-] 5 points by wciwci (8) 12 years ago

We need a signal that says Rloveution

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19985) 12 years ago

Niice !!! rLOVEution & revoluJAH !! 1<3 !

[-] 5 points by OccupyMissouri (8) 12 years ago


[-] 4 points by Peretyatkov (241) from город Пенза, Пензенская область 12 years ago

Another World is Possible!


[-] 4 points by NiceLovelyDay (55) 12 years ago

Hve a wonderful Thanksgiving, all of you good occupiers! Take the week off!

[-] 4 points by Bellaciao29 (99) 12 years ago

The success of the Movement is so evident that you could call it "Occupy the World". You are really right and those who strongly believe in the birth of a new age have to assume as their motto:"There's only a solution. The world revolution". Don't replay to the comments of the trolls. They are literally dying owing to their envy.

[-] 4 points by richardkentgates (3269) 12 years ago

that is fk'n awesome :)

[-] 4 points by dorianwong (5) 12 years ago

watching u guys doing such a good job, i can say the dawn is coming up . ............................

[-] 4 points by poorexiles (18) from Bellingham, WA 12 years ago

one of the coolest things I ve seen so far

[-] 4 points by equality7 (8) 12 years ago

Wow, sharp, clear, quality that's some impressive sh*t! Who did this video??

[-] 10 points by infokat (25) 12 years ago

Some dirty, unemployed hippie of course! ;-) jk It was awesome and inspiring!! They used a borrowed $10k projector and a working woman with kids in the projects let them project from her apartment (and would not take the money offered to do so!!).

[-] 6 points by shadz66 (19985) 12 years ago

I love "dirty hippies" ... and am prone to reverting to being one .. as and when circumstances demand & I look forward to the next time !!

Huge Love, Respect and SOLIDARITY to 'The Projection Project ... Projecting from The Projects' and to Mrs. Vega !!!

semper fidelis ...

[-] 3 points by wciwci (8) 12 years ago

or End the Fed

[-] 3 points by professorzed (308) from Hamilton, ON 12 years ago


[-] 3 points by Idaltu (662) 12 years ago

That was inspirational . I loved it !

[-] 3 points by michael4ows (224) from Mountain View, CA 12 years ago


[-] 3 points by UnitedWeStandDividedWeFall (9) 12 years ago

Very inspirational video, i absolutely loved it!!

99% we will not be defeated.

[-] 3 points by BreadLandPeace (359) 12 years ago

This is fantastic!

[-] 3 points by finally3 (21) from Jersey City, NJ 12 years ago

That was beautiful, it made me smile and does my heart good! :-)

[-] 3 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 12 years ago

This action marks the beginning of moving to the next level. This is exactly what the occupy movement has to start doing. Congrats!

I think OWS should morph into OLB, Occupy Liberty Bell or OIH Occupy Independence Hall. Have small peaceful assemblies all winter long in every congressional district spreading the word about the National General Assembly starting July 4th in Philadelphia. Ask the people of Philadelphia to invite their fellow Americans into their homes for the NGA and coordinate this all winter too. Have occasional "occupations" throughout the winter, growing in size as the spring approaches, the WE ARE THE 99% growing louder with each event. This keeps the light shining and the movement looks smart, smells like a rose. Imagine the city of Philadelphia's population doubling or tripling for four days in July 2012.

NGA NOW all roads lead to Philadelphia https://sites.google.com/site/the99percentdeclaration/

[-] 3 points by sufinaga (513) 12 years ago

love for OUR COMMUNITY in our hearts to destroy and replace this psychopathic society. how do Lt JOHN PIKE'S neighbours feel now they know their children are not safe while he is on the streets?

[-] 3 points by brightonsage (4494) 12 years ago

This was very cool. I saw it on Maddow on MSNBC and was impressed with the creativity and the follow through to pull it off.

We need more of this, I think. Were there any downsides that we haven't heard about?

[-] 2 points by jms54321 (2) 12 years ago

GOD LOVE YOU GUS!!! WE ARE WITH YOU. What an awesome thing you have started. Thank you.

[-] 2 points by kerbauer (74) 12 years ago

Very moving and inspiring:) Occupy Earth indeed!

[-] 2 points by profkprabhakar (2) 12 years ago

This is one of the finest movements of Revolutions. Long live Occupy Wall street Movement. Dr.K.Prabhakar

[-] 2 points by MachineShopHippie (216) from Louisville, KY 12 years ago

Brilliant and amazing! I kind of wonder... when this movement becomes a college course, will they be teaching about how the voices of many united to be heard, or will it be a story about how technology enabled a revolution?

I mean... we're instantly connected, we all have a camera, our sit-ins have facebook pages, and our rallying cry is projected on the side of a skyscraper. This movement is like a textbook case of how technology can change the world. Personally, I'm fascinated. This is history, happening right in our hands.

[-] 2 points by infokat (25) 12 years ago

and at 57 years of age I am proud I have been part of this historical moment since week 2! Happy Thanksgiving to all! Keep up the good fight!

[-] 2 points by JIMQ (2) 12 years ago
[-] 1 points by suyabaa01 (244) from Milford, CT 12 years ago

Another beautiful work. Messages are very sharp.

[-] 2 points by wealthyslave639 (3) 12 years ago

Watching this video literally gave me goosebumps. I wish I could have been there. Thank you to all the occupiers. Without all of you the local media would have never reported on what is going on in America and the world. Many people out there do not have cable or internet so you are reaching some that have no idea what the wealthy have been doing for the last thirty years. Thank you again. I am one of the 99%

[-] 2 points by Darius (2) 12 years ago

¿qué proyector habéis usado para hacer esa maravilla?

[-] 2 points by tsdevi (307) 12 years ago

This economic injustice is the culmination of a the past decade's gross injustice. As journalist Greg Palast asserted years ago, when the unethical and illegal wars in the Middle East began, the powers of the United States government were taking aim on the citizens of the United States. When Frontline reveals that there are secret underground cities that have been developed in the wake of the creation of the Dept. of Homeland Security, it should be cause for alarm. Tax dollars spent to subjugate the people, to create a secret society, and to subsidize the wealthy....this is not our finest hour as a nation.

[-] 2 points by epa1nter (4650) from Rutherford, NJ 12 years ago

That was one of the most beautiful, creative, inspiring things I have ever seen. If OWS continues to tap into that level of creativity and brains, there is no stopping it. Wow!

[-] 2 points by RomCath (24) 12 years ago


[-] 2 points by Violetarojo (119) from Washington, DC 12 years ago

Chills down my spine! So beautiful! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! God bless!

[-] 2 points by CrossingtheDivided (357) from Santa Ysabel, CA 12 years ago

On a less lighter note....Chris Nolan claimed he didn't want to include the OWS people when his filmmaking caravan rolled through New York, although they considered it, because in all his wisdom he decided it would be like co-opting something so much bigger and more important than his Batman sequel. Right, uh-huh.

I guess Haskell Wexler had no such moral qualms about filmming parts of 'Medium Cool' at the Chicago DNC protests in '68 with Robert Forester.

[-] 1 points by lisagroovacious (4) from Cedar City, UT 12 years ago

Do you have the actual text of what was displayed?

[-] 1 points by ivanostra (3) 12 years ago

I am shocked by how little or no information gets to the world through mainstream media. Truth is, we are ruled by organized crime. I don't want some criminal to make decisions for me or my children. That is just not cool. I support and wish best of luck to all conscious americans who see this injustice, and are ready to stand their ground. Be strong and leave them with nothing! From Belgrade.

[-] 1 points by redneckjesus3 (1) 12 years ago


[-] 1 points by owsthentic (81) 12 years ago

Powerful messages across the nation! Amazing and influential, it truly touched me. Keep up the good work, you bunch of talented OWS folks. This video made me so happy ahd hopeful! :-)))

[-] 1 points by jk1234 (257) 12 years ago

Great Job!

[-] 1 points by blazedd (1) from Oklahoma City, OK 12 years ago

Every time I visit occupywallst.org I get a new sense of direction, an angry cry that roars throughout my body, and a redefinition of my surroundings. My, they looked so nice on the outside. Even the smallest glimpse I've seen of the inside made me cough, hack, and run from the plague that currently overruns the inside.

But when I wonder, why do we allow this to happen to us? Passively we take it and pretend nothing is wrong. Rub your eyes and look past your smallest problems and see what the work around you truly is. This isn't a movie, a story, or a book that you can read and put back on the shelf. It's your life, it's my life, and it's our experience. Lets make it a beautiful epic to be relived by our children and our children's children.

[-] 1 points by steadilsr (1) from Brooklyn, NY 12 years ago

congrats OWS

YES we are Unstoppable!! keep the faith this is just the BEGINNING!

[-] 1 points by corbini157 (91) 12 years ago

This was sweet! Best moment for Occupy!

[-] 1 points by jwe (16) 12 years ago

Brilliant and very moving. Thank you and please do it again.

[-] 1 points by xavier (28) 12 years ago

beautiful . . .

[-] 1 points by CBexpat (1) from Aspen, CO 12 years ago

This was fantastic Occupy! I would love to leave my life behind and come join you! Talk about a revolution...Keep up the peaceful pressure.

[-] 1 points by JonValle (133) 12 years ago

Just plain awesome. That day one was of the best and most inspiring days of my life.

[-] 1 points by andi74g (3) 12 years ago

this video filled my heart with such joy and inspiration! I believe! Another world IS possible! Thank you!!!!! It will come. I pray everyday for every single one of you out there, in every city that you be protected and keep strong- THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[-] 1 points by wilster200 (4) 12 years ago

The single most inspiring thing that I have ever seen in my 54 years on this Earth. You/we really are unstoppable and incredible! God bless you all....

[-] 1 points by earthling9 (2) 12 years ago

only thing i have to say is you guys are still so focused on the US, its incredible... that sign listed a bunch of US cities, listed Brazil (I guess because they're too ignorant to be able to actually name or know any cities in Brazil), and then said occupy the earth. You guys are still way too patriotic, way too nationalistic. Where was London, Sydney, Melbourne, Paris, Berlin, etc etc? I have been part of the global movement since it began, and its frustrating to have you guys constantly ignore us. Do you even know where this movement started? Wall St? Wrong! They started occupying in Spain in May, they're already 6 months in! Yet no mention of them anywhere on this site, let alone in the above vid. When I went to Occupy Phoenix, they didnt even klnow that there ewas an occupy thing happening outside of the US. Get with the picture guys, there is a whole world outside your borders. You make up less than 5% of the global population, please realise that.

[-] 2 points by corbini157 (91) 12 years ago

Americans focused on America... what's crazy about that? There's a double standard as an American, where the rest of the world looks to you for leadership, but then gets pissed off when you lead. I hope this movement does become a global revolution and eventually I would like to see us become one humanity with shared global resources, but we're kidding ourselves if we think that's going to happen any time soon. Americans do need to focus on America.

[-] 1 points by earthling9 (2) 12 years ago

the fact that you even view yourself as an "american" is troubling. You still believe in the concept of nations. You still believe in separation. We are one. This planet is ours. We need to come together globally. We need to realise that nationality is a false construct, created to separate and imprison us. The movement will never get anywhere if you think you are separate from everyone else.

[-] 1 points by corbini157 (91) 12 years ago

You may be correct, but if you think America is going to implement a zeitgeist kind of economic system it's not going to happen...

[-] 1 points by Mystical (1) 12 years ago

That video was fantastic! Actually made me cry as it was so moving. Good job :)

[-] 1 points by PeaceMinister (6) from Philadelphia, PA 12 years ago

Less than 1% of the population is protesting. When 99% of people start protesting...that'll make change!

[-] 1 points by KnaveDave (357) 12 years ago

Keep up the good works. Especially loved the words projected on the side of the building -- does no violence to the building and makes a loud clear message. Inspiring. Occupy the world to stop corruption, greed and crony politics!

--Knave Dave http://TheGreatRecession.info/blog

[-] 1 points by j88z (1) 12 years ago

It was a great experience but I would have liked to have seen more marching band instrumentation. Apparently we need more musicians to be part of the movement (more people, period).

Graffiti Research Lab's projection on the same building years ago was cool http://graffitiresearchlab.com/NSA/VerizonequalsNSAzoom.jpg

[-] 1 points by JohnRambo (1) 12 years ago

We are unstoppable Another world is possible We are beaten and bruised and still strong!

[-] 1 points by RedDread (57) from Bethel, CT 12 years ago

This really was one of the most amazing, inspiring, and yes beautiful moments of the movement so far. We will prevail!


[-] 1 points by LastWaltz (115) from Medford, NY 12 years ago

We should start using that for flash-mob protesting haha It was really amazing, Glad I made it!

[-] 1 points by BTKcongress (149) 12 years ago

OWS would support this harvard law professor on campaign finance reform with a most interesting solution:


[-] 1 points by Justice4all (133) 12 years ago

That is awesome no doubt! For the next one they should put the names of all the banks/bankers, politicians, lobbyists and cops who should be wanted for the crimes they have commited. To etch their names in our psyches.

[-] 1 points by nfreeman81 (1) 12 years ago

It is time to walk/march on washington DC and congress. How can a congress, where some members are worth 100s of millions of dollars and has a lower approval rating than porn, actually relate to the general public and have the best interests of the US at heart when they want political favors instead of doing what is best and right? If an employee can be fired or let go due to inadequately and failing to perform their job, why can't we fire and let go members of congress for failing to do theirs?

[-] 1 points by SuzannahTroy (31) 12 years ago

Michael NY Times critical of NYPD treatment of OWS. That is brave because most reporters to afraid to report the truth. News reporters do informericials selling lies for their rich powerful bosses and their friends to protect real investments. Read my email I sent out. Adrian Schoolcraft NYPD whiste blower put in psych ward by supervisors suing for 21 million dollars...read on....http://mayorbloombergkingofnewyork.blogspot.com/2011/11/house-beautiful-magazine-hate-homeless.html

Norman Siegel gives Christine Quinn's lawyer lesson on US Constitution when she banned homeless group from attending City Council meetings open to the public.


The news not reported -- largest white collar crimes ever NYC gov history no arrests NYC gov officials

why murdoch rubenstein bloomberg consider John Liu a dead man JOHN LIU took on Murdoch exposed Bloomberg as a sham CityTime ECTP aka CityTime 2 and bigger fraud so far no prosecution!

SAIC in trouble again

how Bloomberg and SAIC conspiring to prevent Enron ending as they screw NYC tax payers yet again so we don't get pay-out we deserve for being duped all these years starting with.... Rudy? Peter Powers BFF for ever and Agostino Cangemi Rudy's lawyer pensions lobbyist for corrupt thieving companies NYC gov like CityTime and ECTP!!!! (ECTP 911 tech system_

Let us hope the NYT and NYPD do not give Michael Powell the Adrian Schoolcroft treatment.

usually women are put in mental wards told their are crazy burned at the stake -- nice to know men get treated that way sometimes!

I include Rudin's luxury condos in St. Vincent's vs we need a hospital life or death

Civil Rights Lawyers pay attention to this.....it is violent as NYPD punching a woman with a court order in the face at Liberty Park.

I am home sick in bed and disgusted. http://youtu.be/v7JJU-CjhXo Rudin sales office - make viagra joke but it is life or death

folks if you don't know something google it -- I have lots of posts google Suzannah ECTP

[-] 1 points by suyabaa01 (244) from Milford, CT 12 years ago

You are a true inspiration to the world. You are the power of world liberation. I'm proud of each and every one of you. I LOVE YOU ALL.

[-] 1 points by EndCorporateAmerica (2) 12 years ago

Your support is growing! Keep up the good work!

[-] 1 points by SuzannahBTroy (10) 12 years ago

We joined OWS in solidarity. OWS healthcare joined us in front of St Vincent's Hospital. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkGvTLJloMk&sns=em it is 2nd time OWS health care joined us NY Post etc fear OWS won't cover serious crisis hospitals needed and healthcare instead trivialize OWS. We need u when ever u can to stand outside 120 west 12 th st with signs rudin profits people die. p.s. Rudin, Goldman Sachs, NYU cooper union crush out community evil real estate magnates cooper union threatened St Marks with eviction ditto NYU supermarket! We must vote Quinn out she cannot be mayor aka Mike for 4th term. http://mayorbloombergkingofnewyork.blogspot.com/2011/11/people-of-nyc-want-mayor-that-supports.html


[-] 1 points by Edwin (47) from Anseong-si, Gyeonggi-do 12 years ago

Donation sent. Feels so good.

[-] 1 points by Edwin (47) from Anseong-si, Gyeonggi-do 12 years ago

Thanks so much to everyone. This is great.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 12 years ago
[-] 0 points by newearthorder (295) 12 years ago

Whoever did this should enter it for an academy award nomination in the short film category. I think it's that good.


[-] 0 points by Sharpie933 (20) 12 years ago

Check it out! Look what I found! A Youtube video that perfectly sums up my sentiment on the issue.


[-] 0 points by Friend (0) 12 years ago

You all have no idea what you are doing. Despite how badly we need a revolution, you need to understand what the consequences are for your demands. The people of the government should not be your concern. Do your research and don't follow blindly into this. You will only hurt yourself more if you continue down this path and if you wait to find out what that Pain is, it will be too late. There will be no response if anyone fights me on this. It's only a friendly warning to read and think about carefully.

[-] 0 points by markadrian (0) from Canandaigua, NY 12 years ago

"Fight Club", "V for Vendetta"




[-] 0 points by sinead (474) 12 years ago

Very neat! Does anyone know who projected the 99% on the Verizon buildng?

[-] 0 points by economicallydiscardedcitizen (761) 12 years ago

WoW! Is Verizon doing anything to help OWS besides allow the side of their building for use as a projection screen?

-Occupying in Reno, NV (not far from Carson which you projected-thanks!)

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 12 years ago

I found myself very moved by 'The Projection Project' ... but what has "allow" got to do with it ?! L0L !!

[-] -1 points by economicallydiscardedcitizen (761) 12 years ago

I know it sounds silly, but believe it or not there are laws about property usage that can include the simple projection of messages or images.

Also, Verizon is getting a 'shameless plug' as in FREE ADVERTISING from OWS, they may or may not be 'happy' with this, in fact they may even not want it, this is where the weirdness of our legal system comes in and this is why I asked just being a 'curious Georgette.'

There are actually laws that protect the usage of company names and logos, this is why sometimes you will see company names and logos blurred out in some videos. Since corporations have similar legal rights as individuals a perfect example is when Hollywood film makers are filming in publicly trafficed space and clearly capture the face of individuals If you are ever called aside and asked to be an 'extra' for a film being made for example, you're crossing a street and a film crew from a major filming house ie: Warner Bros. or MGM (not necesarily an indie film crew) is filming because of the Union/Screen Actor's Guild they will stop you and actually tell you that you were just filmed by them and do they have your permission to show your image in the film? If you say yes, you sign paperwork and are issued an actual Screen Actor's Guild Membership-you're now a Union Member! This happened to an Uncle of a friend of ours who was a postman delivering mail.

Anyway, as the saying goes-'truth is stranger than fiction!'

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 12 years ago

Though living in the UK, I'm vaguely aware of these 'laws' but in a situation and circumstance like The March & 'The Projection Project' being instigated to raise OWS morale after a difficult time (cf. Police Assault on OWS), my perspective as an ex London Squatter {cf Self-Empowered Housing !} is to dispense with pedantic, legalistic considerations and do that which feels right and necessary as I can sometimes draw clear distinction between 'Unlawful' and 'Unethical' .

OWS have been extremely non-violent [and I honour and give sincere thanx for that] but occasionally a few eggs can get justifiably broken for a morale boosting metaphorical omelette to sustain the spirits of The 99% !!

"Whose Laws ?! THEIR Laws !!!"

ad iudicium ...

[-] -1 points by economicallydiscardedcitizen (761) 12 years ago

Thanks for your support in the UK!

What is necessary is what is right as long as it doesn't infringe on the rights of others and most of the time those who use the law are more than flexible right down to the local police who have been known to let things 'slide' or even deliberately fail to show up at traffic court thus allowing a driver on a minor infraction to go without having a penalty to pay and a record that would result in more costly insurance premiums.

We've got to be glad that the police here in the US have really been supportive: they have families too who are among the 99ers-(the long term unemployed whose unemployment benefit has run out after 99 weeks of unemployment and who have lost their homes too) and like yourself resort to extremes to live/survive including 'self empowered housing' such as you describe.

At the rate unemployment and underemployment is growing with no end in sight I'm surprised more 'Tent Cities' or even yet another 'movement' such as something titled 'World Wide Camp Out-Strike Out' in response hasn't occurred. This could include low impact forms of housing camps on unused lands for the displaced unemployed and underemployed including Yurts and other similar structures along with the usual needs of residents and communities provided by charitable groups of people and companies so that the support is stepped up in terms of quality vs. what goverment programs here provide-heck, having used government sponsored Food Banks in both California and Nevada and then using the privately owned and sponsored food pantries I have to say the private ones offer much better quality food-whole food vs. canned and packaged even making unbleached whole flour artisan breads only a day old from local bakeries available..

Now, that sort of movement along with OWS would be ad iudicium....

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 12 years ago

Though "We've got to be glad that the police here in the US have really been supportive" leaves me a tad cold, I doff my cap at your otherwise excellent post here. ad iudicium indeeed ~{;-)

[-] 0 points by economicallydiscardedcitizen (761) 12 years ago

Had to see if anybody else would jump all over my response concerning the police. It's 12:40 AM here in Reno, NV so I guess the rest are asleep while you in the UK are just starting the day at 8:40.

There's absolutely no excuse for the recent incidents of pepper spraying, bombing protesters with those gas cans in Oakland (and seriously injuring a Vet there too see KTVU.com video with Claire Chadwick's comments if it's still up) demolishing and confiscating protester's personal property and making it irretrievable beyond 3 days once they've taken it!

Ciao for now...

[-] 0 points by JosephCouture (45) 12 years ago

Are you trying to understand how wanton violence could be perpetrated against peaceful men and women? It’s really not that hard to comprehend. It seems we are born that way. Read about how entertaining it can be to make lesser creatures suffer-

“Cruelty: Great Fun For the Whole Family” www.josephcouture.com

[-] 1 points by corbini157 (91) 12 years ago

You're a good writer, but are you going to plug your blog on every single thread? Sometimes your articles have nothing to do with the thread's topic...

[-] 1 points by JosephCouture (45) 12 years ago

I'm sorry. It is rather shameless. But what's a guy to do? The mainstream media aren't as generous as the folks here. They censor everything.

[-] -1 points by kmacdoug (0) 12 years ago

Really, you've got to be kidding me. This National/Global movement has no leadership to speak of, no tangible realistic plan to accomplish anything other than the complete demise of the US economy? So this is really a bunch of folks that are pissed off and protesting without a spelled out agenda or plan of attack? Other than disruption of the economy. Are you people really that stupid? Wow.

At the birth of this nation, freedom of religion meant the separation of church and state. The freedom to practice any religion you desire. And not have the Government dictate your religion. What needs to happen is not a shutdown of Wall Street and further collapse of the US economy, But the castration of Corporate Americas and Foreign market control and influence in the US government and politics. The U.S. Government that is, not some pie in the sky OPEN BOARDERED new world order. Did you bump your HEAD? What we need is a separation of Corporate America GREED and State. Another word for the redistribution of wealth to the rest of the world in the name of corporate competition in a Global market is THEFT. You can take your Global economy and shove it. Because that THEFT has happened to the US middle class not Corporate America. They have profited in the Billions while the middle class is disappearing. Isnt that right "WALMART" This is what OWS should be about. That’s the fight we should be fighting. I know there’s a lot of pissed of people out there, and I am one of them. I am pissed that the leadership in this country has done nothing to stop the export of US middle class wealth driven by the corporate GREED that influences and drives US policy in Washington.

You want to occupy some place, Occupy WASHINGTON with the leadership to STOP and REVERSE this GREED driven effort to put profit above the needs of US citizens.. That’s right DAMIT US Citizens. Not 10 million illegal aliens sucking off the TIT of our liberal social programs. Make it a crime against the nation. Not any other nations citizens but US citizens. The lesson is that what makes a buck is not always in the best interest of the nation as whole, and that is what needs to STOP.

[-] 0 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 12 years ago

"At the birth of this nation, freedom of religion meant the separation of church and state. The freedom to practice any religion you desire. And not have the Government dictate your religion. What needs to happen is not a shutdown of Wall Street and further collapse of the US economy, But the castration of Corporate Americas and Foreign market control and influence in the US government and politics. The U.S. Government that is, not some pie in the sky OPEN BOARDERED new world order. Did you bump your HEAD? What we need is a separation of Corporate America GREED and State."

These things have been speaking points of this movement since its inception.

"You can take your Global economy and shove it. Because that THEFT has happened to the US middle class not Corporate America. They have profited in the Billions while the middle class is disappearing."

Who in the hell are you talking to here? OWS is NOT for this at all.

You are ranting and pointing the finger at OWS, yet OWS has the same goals as you mentioned. Get a grip, please.

[-] 0 points by kmacdoug (0) 12 years ago

I am talking to YOU and everyother liberal DO FOR ME WHILE I SIT ON MY ASS SOB OUT THERE..COrporate America needs to be STOPPED without destroying whats left of the middle class economy. Not on a SOCILAIST agenda, where those that have are ROBBED by those that dont have, STOP the RAPE of the Middle class, GET A JOB or MAKE A JOB and ADD to the middle class economy, do not go looking to STEAL your prosperity from those. who are working to support themselves.. get up off your ASS and support yourself. What do you think the average New York "woker" on Wall street makes for a living. and you want to take away? I'm not talking about Corp America and Wall Street , Im talking about the folks who have day to day jobs- the moderate incomes would go away too if you shut down Wall Street.. everyone wants to point their finger at the super rich, shut down business, ports, transportation in protest. But no one is taking into account the impact that these actions are having on the middle class. Your shooting yourselvs in the foot. Did ANYONE learn a lesson from the WATTS Riots? Because thats very simular to this.. March on Washington, Occupy Washington... a UNIFIED third party for the poople could push this agenda into reality defeat the gridlocked 2 party govenment (the pupet government of corp. america) with out throwing the BABY out with the bath water.!!!! Thats what I dont agree with this OWC protest.. so you get a Grip..

[-] 0 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 12 years ago

I do support myself 100%, thank you..... from my professional career And I already have prosperity. I'm not rich, but being rich doesn't necessarily mean you have prosperity.

Instead of ranting like a lunatic, why don't you learn about what OWS really stands for?

[-] -3 points by bohratom (22) 12 years ago

LOL, the ten of thousands, every main stream media in that town including MSNBC says it was afew thousand.....BTW that 32,650 number came from an OWS supporter named jstetser that said he "thought he heard it on the NYPD scanner". I doubt anyone from OWS cares about facts though....LOL

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19985) 12 years ago

You seem to do a lot of LOLing ! Have your head & shoulders become loosened from you talking out the back of your neck ? "!o!" ...

[-] 0 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 12 years ago

Did you see the live shots of it? If so, then anyone with even a limited capacity to think could see that it was WAY MORE than just a few thousand. If you haven't seen the actual shots of this, shut the hell up and quit drinking the MSM Kool-Aid.

[-] 1 points by bohratom (22) 12 years ago

Bite me...

[-] -1 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 12 years ago

You couldn't think of anything else to say? I feel sorry for you.

[-] 1 points by bohratom (22) 12 years ago

U started it with the "shut the hell up", I ended it.

[-] -1 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 12 years ago

Um.... I told you to shut the hell up, because if you are not checking out the situation yourself (either in person or by opening your eyes to see actual footage of the event, which clearly shows there were way more than just a few thousand there), then your opinion is nothing but crap.... and it's clear you haven't checked out that event.

[+] -5 points by Sharpie933 (20) 12 years ago
[-] 1 points by suyabaa01 (244) from Milford, CT 12 years ago

Spy. Go home.

[-] 0 points by Sharpie933 (20) 12 years ago

Wouldn't a spy prefer to remain hidden and not call attention to himself? I think your secret decoder ring must be on the fritz.

[-] 1 points by suyabaa01 (244) from Milford, CT 12 years ago

Sorry for that, correction: Betraying Spy. How does it sound?

[-] 0 points by Sharpie933 (20) 12 years ago

Sarcastic slow clapping is the cause of 90% of blown covers for field agents. I'll give you that.