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Occupy National Gathering Updates & Live Video

Posted 2 years ago on July 1, 2012, 5:48 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

occupyphiladelphia on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free

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This is a press release from the Occupy National Gathering Team

  • The Occupy National Gathering kicked off on June 30th, 2012 with a myriad of workshops, speakers, and a peaceful march against corporate personhood, making stops at Wells Fargo to protest racist predatory lending, Fox News to confront corporate profit at the expense of the peoples' airwaves, and ended with an attempt to set up a space away from Independence Mall - in a park behind the Second Bank of the United States, located at 4th and Chestnut. This was promptly -- and brutally -- followed by a National Park Service raid, which included the assistance of the Philadelphia police department, on approximately 150--200 people peacefully assembled for a redress of political grievances. The raid resulted in one arrest.

  • The Occupy National Gathering working group strongly condemns this disproportionate law enforcement response - a trend repeatedly played out against the movement across the country - but will continue to urge Occupy protesters to remain nonviolent despite federal and municipal authorities' unwillingness to display restraint in the face of peaceful protesters.

  • The Occupy National Gathering working group feels that disproportionate law enforcement response needlessly exacerbates peaceful protesters. We do not want this, and neither do the people who are visiting this city to enjoy their holiday weekend.

  • ONG working group has publicly and repeatedly stated that we do not wish to disrupt people's holiday plans. We hope that the Philadelphia police department and the National Park Service share this sentiment as activists continue to arrive in Philadelphia to peacefully exercise their First Amendment right and people from across the country come to enjoy vacations.

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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (22313) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22313) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Get your own identity: [-] 0 points by DKAtaday (0) from Brooklyn Park, MN 16 minutes ago


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[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (9870) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 minute ago

Occupy supporters please share/circulate.

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[-] 1 points by Treadlightly (2) 2 years ago

When more people no longer have the basic essentials just to survive, then will the barricades appear. Which side will you be on?

[-] 1 points by friendlyopposition (574) 2 years ago

It seems to me like too much of the live feed is dedicated to issues with the police, as opposed to coverage of the actual event. I'm guessing it is because the live streamers want to capture the drama, and people recounting the drama, and people recounting people recounting the drama as opposed to the boring coverage of the GAs, workshops, speakers etc. Granted, I haven't been tuned in 24/7 but the last half-dozen times that I have clicked on the stream it was either people at night wandering around talking about the police, or a daytime shot of someone talking about what happened. I understand that the conflict with the police is a significant issue for the people there, but it seems to overshadow what is actually trying to be accomplished.

Funny how this independent media is so similar to the corporate media - if it bleeds, it leads.

[-] 1 points by ElectoralReform (73) 2 years ago

Occupy needs to start thinking about what it'll do for the election. This is how to influence our democracy. Only Jill Stein and the Green Party stand against corporate politics and for the common man. Get occupy talking about how they'll affect the election! Hit the ground in every state for the green party, get them on every ballot, get quality, vetted candidates for all seats, pull democrats from the party, end the two party duopoly! Get talking about how Occupy is going to get political! The tea party have taken over the republican party, we can END the democrat party that has FAILED the American people and our democracy! End the Two Party Duopoly! Support Electoral Reform, real reform, the Greens, and Jill Stein!

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

"jesus" is a CORPORATE PERSONHOOD. we must not recognise its hierarchical "bishops" and "archbishops"! we must avoid the DOUBLETHINK of "respecting religious beliefs" when those beliefs are detrimental to the happy development of our children's minds and the harmonious functioning of our community. putting an image of a man nailed to a cross into children's mind is CHILD ABUSE. telling children their mothers and fathers are sinners is GROOMING. the INTENT of this evil doctrine of "original sin" is to break up and destroy our community! that was how the evil british empire used christianity to destroy the native tribes and steal their land! we are the native tribe of this planet! we want our planet back, please!

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[-] 0 points by GregOrr (113) 2 years ago

If you are at the gathering, I encourage you to use the ideas proposed on http://the99vote.com and/or use the site to facilitate your discussions. Let me know if I can help you.

[-] 0 points by Odin (583) 2 years ago

Philadelphia is a great place to have an a national gathering of Occupy. At a different time the people there were fighting an unjust system as we are today. I wish all my fellow Occupiers a safe, and productive meeting.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22313) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Hear Hear - let a rebirth of the spirit of justice and freedom reign.

[-] 0 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

haven't seen a live feed in a while

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (22313) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago
[-] -1 points by Odin (583) 2 years ago

Yes the same thing they wanted in 1776 is what we want now.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (22313) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Yes - so simple in concept - so hard to get across in reality.