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Retribution Against the Financial Elite

"Occupy will never die; Evict us, we multiply!"

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 10, 2011, 8:01 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

Boston

Following last week's raid on Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco police evicted Occupy SF from their last camp, in front of the Federal Reserve, at 4am this morning. 55 people were arrested. Occupy Pittsburgh is also facing an eviction deadline today, continuing an escalating trend of harassment and eviction of nonviolent protesters across the country and the world.

To the 1%'s pundits who claim Occupy is over: We are still here. Even as the agents of the 1% evict our communities and eviscerate our rights, we are evolving. What we have set in motion cannot be stopped with tear gas, bulldozers, rubber bullets, or metal barricades.

Occupations across the country have found creative ways to persist, resist, and rebuild. We aren't giving up our public spaces. Last we checked, tents still stand in DC, Chicago, Boise, Oklahoma City, Buffalo, Miami, Chapel Hill, Cleveland, Providence, Baltimore, Orlando, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Pensacola, Lexington, Newark, Gainesville, Peoria, Eugene, Rochester, Orlando, Tacoma, Reno, Charlotte, Raleigh, New Haven, Houston, Austin, Tampa, Louisville, and elsewhere. In Anchorage, they even have igloos. On their two month anniversary, Occupy Minnesota will gather at The People’s Plaza to reclaim their space and continue the fight for equality and justice.

Occupiers in cities like Atlanta, Oakland, Fort Worth, Jackson, and Phoenix have cleverly responded to evictions by staying in the parks during the day and moving to the sidewalk at night. In Los Angeles, Toronto, Boston, San Diego, Portland, Tulsa, San Jose, Dayton, Tucson, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Sacramento, Hartford, Charlottesville, Denver, Dallas, Norfolk, Richmond, Philadelphia, New Orleans, and New York, evicted Occupations continue to hold General Assemblies and maintain busy calendars with daily meetings, events, workshops, teach-ins, marches, direct actions, and demonstrations at their local city hall, bank branch, corporate office, and courts.

We are also disrupting business-as-usual from Wall Street to K Street. We have brought the festivity of Broadway into the streets. We mic check corrupt politicians and 1%ers everywhere they go. We have moved homeless families into empty foreclosed homes. We have spread our message by occupying the highway. In DC, Oakland, Santa Cruz, London, and Seattle we have liberated buildings from the banks and greedy corporations and begun to turn them into vibrant community centers.

While maintaining our nonpartisan focus on economic inequality and connecting a diversity of issues that impact the 99%, Occupations have begun to refine and hone our messaging around the big banks, foreclosures, evictions, and housing. Foreclosure auctions have been disrupted in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Bremerton, Reno, and New Orleans. Occupiers foreclosed on bank offices in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Buffalo and elsewhere. Today, a few weeks after Occupiers took over the Washington State Capital, Occupy Providence is marching on their State house to "ask this house for homes!" After the recent Day of Action to Occupy Our Homes, many cities continue to support families, especially in communities of color, as they fight back against unfair evictions. In Atlanta, Cleveland, Oakland, Chicago, Detroit, Philly, Rochester, New York, and Oakland, Occupiers are helping homeless families find shelter and resist eviction.

Brooklyn

In solidarity with all oppressed communities, we are actively supporting the many social movements that comprise the global revolution. We have marched on U.S.-companies that supply teargas to the Egyptian government to support our comrades in Tahir Square; with immigrants rights activists against deportation, detention and wage-theft in Birmingham and New York; with seniors to advocate for social services; with students against tuition-hikes, with workers and unions for jobs, better working conditions, and fair wages; and with farmers fighting for food justice. Occupations in solidarity with OWS have arisen in Manila, Auckland, London, Amsterdam, South Africa and beyond. We've marched to draw attention to the connections between the corrupt banking system and issues like the prison industrial complex and climate change.

This is merely a sketch of the ongoing work of the Occupy Wall Street movement. It would be nearly impossible to compile a comprehensive list of the brave actions that are happening all across the United States and the world. And we're just getting started. Tomorrow, December 12th, in response to the coordinated effort to crush Occupy Wall Street, Occupiers in every major West Coast port city – San Diego, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver – are joining Occupy Oakland in a coordinated effort of our own: West Coast Port Shutdown. Solidarity actions are being organized around the world, including in Japan, Houston, Albuquerque, Denver, Greensboro, Austin, Honolulu, Salt Lake City, and New York.

Shut down the ports

"The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers."

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[-] 18 points by struggleforfreedom80 (6213) 2 years ago

It´s really wonderful to see these movements grow and stand their ground. I adore you guys. The earth and its habitants desperatly need this kind of engagement and solidarity. Another world is possible, and the sky´s the limit for these movements - the true heroes of this world.

"The Transition Phase: The Road to Freedom"

"The Society We Should Strive For"

solidarity from Norway

struggleforfreedom

[-] 4 points by shadz66 (17768) 2 years ago

Solidaritet Norge !!!

In the scheme of "Agitate ; Educate ; Organise", we are still in the early stages of each !!

The Only Way Is Up : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtKADQnjQmc !

IViva Los 99% y Viva Los Indignados!

et per ardua ad astra ...~~~***

[-] 2 points by struggleforfreedom80 (6213) 2 years ago

hey! Some norwegian even..Solidaritet, ja! hehe :)

struggleforfreedom

[-] 2 points by ediblescape (235) 2 years ago

OWS is Tsunami for 1%?

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[-] 11 points by mikedenis (49) 2 years ago

I beleive that all the arrests made during the occupy protests should be considered as political , and all the people sent to jail or prison should be considered political prisioners and they should demand a Pardon from the president of the USA , or Obama should grant them all a pardon.

[-] 1 points by SayNO2GovInc (99) 2 years ago

speaking of political prisoners: URGENT CALL +++++ UPDATE - 12/12/11- RE: NDAA (Indefinite Military Detainment of US citizens and legal residents) "United For Peace and Justice has sent an URGENT CALL saying the Senate and House versions of the bill were reconciled this weekend, with a final version expected either today or tomorrow. Once complete, the House and Senate will be asked to vote on it very quickly. THERE IS NO TIME TO WASTE! Let your Senators and Representatives know that you are opposed to the 2012 Defense Authorization bill because it imperils civil liberties, continues an endless war in Afghanistan and elsewhere, wastes billions of dollars that 99% of Americans need for a more secure life here at home. " READ MORE ->> 'Obama strips Americans' rights in NDAA bill, proclaims human rights week' http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/obama-required-americans-no-rights-ndaa-bill-proclaimed-human-rights-week

Tell Congress: Say NO to Indefinite Detention and Endless Worldwide War https://secure.aclu.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3895&s_sbsrc=111205_AdvocacyNDAA_fixNDAAredirect +++++ CALL, WRITE, OCCUPY and Stand up for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights of the American people! +++++ PETITION - "IMPEACH every single Senator who voted FOR the McCain/Levin "U.S. is a Battlefield" bill that gives the military the right to go to the houses of U.S. citizens and take them without charges or rights to a lawyer or trial for the rest of their lives! The Senators COMMITTED TREASON directly against the United States citizens!" Impeach the Senators who Voted For Military Detainment of U.S. Citizens! - The Petition Site http://www.thepetitionsite.com/892/petition-to-impeach-all-senators-who-voted-for-us-is-a-battlefield-and-to-detain-us-citizens-without/

    STOP TREASON NOW!!!
[-] 0 points by celticpatriot (5) 2 years ago

Do you understand that people are going to have to be willing to get organized and take up arms and take over Congress and the Senate. I have been screaming up and down about this bill and non of the occupy groups seem to find it an issue. It absolutely blows my mind. The occupy groups ought to be putting 100% of their effort on this and doing everything they can to tell the American public about this bill, but, nope, nuthin'. I've lost faith in the occupy groups and feel they are doing more harm than good by not being assertive enough and prioritizing their focus on the fly as it is needed. The enemy knows they are not keeping up and that they can put legislation like the NDAA bill in. This bill can and will end the occupy movement. The protesters will be arrested and put in FEMA camps. It'll be "see ya" for the occupy movement and the government will try to come and get the rest of us. We'll see if the American public will be willing to take up arms then. Because that's the only thing that's going to save this country.

[-] 1 points by plainscott (79) from Bowling Green, KY 2 years ago

Yeah, I worry about that myself, Celtic. I have been speaking up, petitioning, and advocating for animal rights for several years now, and I'm a little worried that even though I have never, and would never harm anyone, they may label me "eco-terrorist" and send me up the river into permanent detention, with no vegetarian food to eat, and leaving my poor cats to die alone with no one to care for them. Maybe I should make arrangements for their care in case something happens to me...

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[+] -4 points by Frizolio (80) 2 years ago

Demand away. The FEMA camps are waiting. I heard they have plenty of jobs also awaiting. I think Obummer will be begging for his own pardon before this is over.

[-] 6 points by LoveAndRespect (106) 2 years ago

Beautiful article summing up the developments of OWS. Thank you!

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

Apparently Wells Fargo is going to launch a new bank for the ultra-rich called Abbot Downing. Except they forgot to park the .ORG domain. http://www.abbotdowning.org

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (17768) 2 years ago

@ "ftl' : That is extremely funny ! Just "lol" doesn't do it justice !!

"Abbot Downing" my (x) ; these half-wit jokers always want to attach themselves to an English "Olde Worlde" name by way of suggesting something old, well established and with gravitas ; whereas born and bred Brits like me, ROFLMAO at their deluded pretensions !!!

Well done ; kudos and big hugs to whoever was involved and with a firm nod to 'The Addams Family' ;-)

"Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc" ...

[-] 6 points by sqrltyler (207) 2 years ago

OWS has awakened the world, and this is only the beginning!

America has been on a steady decline for 30 years, and without real change things will never get better for the 99%.

We have seen the way that money has corrupted our political system.

We've watched as Wall St and banks were allowed to write policies that destroyed our economy, and flushed our prosperity down the toilet.

We've seen banks socialize their losses with our tax dollars.

We've watched the oil lobby stop us from moving towards clean energy.

We see the industrial military complex profiting from waging wars for global corporations.

We see our corrupt government shredding our constitution with The NDAA.

We have watched our republic become a plutocracy.

We have had enough! Together we will fight to win our representative government back.

Here's a video and song for the 99% http://youtu.be/Inncl71jOeU This is only the beginning...

[-] 4 points by Excited (9) from Ruskin, FL 2 years ago

We have also seen our press and news organizations totally censored and are serving as propaganda machines for the 1%. This is their most powerful weapon as a lot of Americans don't know the truth and might side with the 1% during the next election just because they don't know the facts. Here is what I propose. Everyone must contact your local newspapers and TV news stations and demand unbiased coverage of the OWS movement and all world events or you will boycott the paper or TV station and call all their advertisers and boycott the advertisers. If a local business receives a few hundred calls demanding they stop advertising on the 5:00 news or in the local paper they will pull their ads. If enough advertisers pull their ads the newspapers will have to change or lose tons of money. The 1% hates to lose money. Starting tomorrow start contacting your local newspapers and TV stations and tell them your going to contact their advertisers and boycott them if they don't cover OWS in a totally unbiased manner.

[-] 0 points by Frizolio (80) 2 years ago

I can see the truth now. The port shutdowns have already delayed shipments for our small business and a few hundred workers at our company will probably have to work Christmas day now because of deadlines. This doesn't affect the 1% even remotely. It screws the working man. Screw you Occutards.

[-] 1 points by ineptcongress (648) 2 years ago

yeah, i golman can take a 70 million loss today and laugh... but the small business cannot lose $1,000 today. this is pestering people and support will be lost.

[-] -1 points by rman916 (9) 2 years ago

Funny that your movement is 'totally censored' when CNN aired your day of action for 6 hours straight. When there are articles and videos everyday on television of your evictions from major cities. In my humble opinion, OWS has been getting TOO much media attention for the amount of substantial change it is bringing.

If anything, this website sensationalizes everything that happends more so than any MSM news outlet. When the MSM described Zuccotti park as infested and raunchy, they were spot on. It didn't take much to walk down to the park myself and notice that it was occupied by 1 of 2 individuals: homeless individuals who had little economic education besides that of watching youtube conspiracy videos all day or B) rich trust fund babies who thought the alternative to working a 9-5 was much 'cooler' and 'fun'.

If you asked me if I'd rather work a 9-5 or sit down in a park and sing songs and yell at cops, I'd much more be enticed to do the latter. It sounds much more entertaining than doing deals with my clients. But you see, I MUST work. Everyone must work. There is no free ticket in this world. You call yourselves the 99%, yet you have totally given up (or not even tried) at finding work. No sir, the real 99% are those who are either searching or working to support their families. There is no lie in saying that this true 99% despises you. I see them everyday on the subways and I am one of them.

This post I am replying to is not very much unlike the movement on a whole. First, it is completely biased and untrue. Second, it lacks specificity and just generalizes to make it seem like it is correct. Third, the only action you have up your sleeve is complaining and such a passive aggressive manner. 'If I don't get this I will sit here and whine about it till I get my way. Wah.'

Please, grow up everyone. You act as if complaining and 'sleeping' on things is going to solve your problems. No, the only way to solve your problems is to take action. And I don't mean setting up a tent in the middle of a park where everyday people like to enjoy it's surroundings. I'm talking about making a living for yourself and changing things from within. And don't tell me it is not possible. There is a reason that Ron Lawl actually has a shot to win the GOP nomination now. It's because he persevered. Get up off your asses and persevere.

[-] 1 points by ineptcongress (648) 2 years ago

plenty of people who support it are fully employed, as doctors, lawyers, dentists, UPS drivers and business owners of all sorts. they may visit when their work is done for 2 hours on a weeknight or perhaps even overnight on a weekend... since you write reasonably well, i would assume you know that. in addition, you complained about generalizations in your rant. are you aware your entire statement is a ridiculous generalization? besides all generalizations are false:):) in some instances...

[-] 0 points by zucnei (103) 2 years ago

Didn't you hear that the media is trying to silence OWS by talking about them non-stop and granting them endless interviews after events that 30 people show up to? Its reverse psychology!

[-] 4 points by RockyJ (208) 2 years ago

The more they try to silence our voices the more voices join in!

[-] 1 points by ineptcongress (648) 2 years ago

and seen the rise of crony capitalism where the oligarchs benefit primarily, while others barely tread water.

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

Communism is fascism and fascism is communism. So why are people debating which despotic form of totalitarianism has gripped our nation? The croneys don't care what ISM we have.

[-] 6 points by ropeknot (359) 2 years ago

The ideas have all been here for a while !

Now that the world has seen us rise up , wait 'till we sit down and see what they think !

You can't silence an idea !

The corrupt unions don't know what a union of ideas is !

Time has proven to show all in my life , and I don't see an end to the peoples beliefs , rather just the beginning of a new America !

[-] 4 points by SoldOut (150) 2 years ago

Don't be naive with your anti-union talk! There are some corrupt and bad unions. Don't think for one moment they all are.

If the West Coast ports get shut down tomorrow it will be because of the Teamsters, Operating Engineers, Longshoremen, and other middle class workers unions supporting and respecting OWS

Just say thanks and I appreciate what you have done for the middle class

[-] 2 points by ropeknot (359) 2 years ago

I may sound anti union , but I'm all for a union that can do what it's supposed to do .

A federal law allows employers to hire temporary workers until the strike is over ; What good is that ?

I also heard the union dock workers can't cross a line which is why we're there , to fill the space they can't !

If that's true, what good is that also !

The government can , and , has made workers go back to work !

What good are unions then ?

[-] 2 points by SoldOut (150) 2 years ago

You are not very knowledgeable about unions or how they work. I am not trying to insult you, but it just seems you don't know much about how unions work.

There are very many federal laws that limit what unions can do. Many members of the GOP (and right wing media) openly want to destroy unions. That's where most of the laws that limit what the unions can do come from.

That's why most union members usually donate and vote to Democrats

Unions are the only entity in this country that stands up for the working class

Read a little history about unions. You will probably end up with a different point of view. They are not the demons that the 1% has most of the population believing

[-] 5 points by TaraSmith (5) 2 years ago

When OWS marches on Wash, DC, I say they also call for a global day of action for the entire world to march on their capitals. For those who are unable to march, they should be called on to at least go on strike. All non essential personnel should take the day off, call in sick, whatever, no purchases. Shut the system down!

[-] 5 points by kkalmes (5) 2 years ago

"In solidarity with all oppressed communities, we are actively supporting the many social movements that comprise the global revolution."

Most of the 1% has no idea where true inner strength comes from because they ignore their moral compass and pander to their 'worst angels'.

The 99% will occupy America's moral compass, occupy the polling booth, occupy the streets where the hungry and homeless live forgotten, occupy voter registration, occupy honesty in government, occupy the conscience of moral turpitude (a legal concept in the United States that refers to "conduct that is considered contrary to community standards of justice, honesty or good morals.")

Occupy is a revolution.. a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time.. whether the revolution requires a year or a decade..

We the People will Occupy Justice!

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[-] 3 points by bettydonnelly (115) 2 years ago

CEO of Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream on C- Span Supporting OWS LIVE> 10:30 AM Buy Ice Cream!

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[-] -1 points by zucnei (103) 2 years ago

Don't you mean Unilever multinational chemical fat pusher?

[-] 2 points by Occupytilltheydrop (2) from Erie, PA 2 years ago

best of luck to all cities!! i send my regards and love to you all, stay strong and never give up!!

[-] 2 points by squarerootofzero (81) 2 years ago

I am overwhelmed by how much the "occupation" is working, both in terms of its tactic and representation of the homelessness, persecution, and discrimination of the middle-class and underprivileged members of this country. The attempted removals are evidence that message is being heard and is, ironically, representative of the unwillingness of Wall Street and the Government's ability to listen and use judgement, but act only with brutish force.

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

In this season of caring, OWS probably can start OccupyCaring on the Christmas day by visiting hospitals, old-people's homes, orphanages, etc for the evening singing carols, sharing love with patients, elderly and orphans. OWS also can think about OccupyCaring as a monthly event.

[-] 1 points by SuzannahBeTroy (28) 2 years ago

Dear Occupy Wall Street: Here is a link to read famed Civil Rights lawyer Norman Siegel’s letter to Deutche Bank's and NYPD’s lawyers re: 60 Wall Street and prohibition of signs. http://suzannahbtroy.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-post.html

[-] 1 points by pjts (7) 2 years ago

...."Evict us, we multiply"? you mean like cockroaches?

[-] 1 points by OWSMusic (57) 2 years ago

A song for the banksters on Wall Street... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FM3KR9dEOk

[-] 1 points by Kevabe (81) 2 years ago

OWS SUCKS!! Thanks for wasting taxpayers money.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20593) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

hoo rah!!

[-] 1 points by Toynbee (656) from Savannah, GA 2 years ago
  • The issues will not go away on their own.

  • The issues are real and they threaten core values of a society. You can evict a protestor, but you cannot evict an idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt9d2iwSBMc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVljZ35Jahg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePoKwgL6NUM

[-] 1 points by gawdoftruth (3698) from Santa Barbara, CA 2 years ago

occupy is pretty much already dead. It failed to understand the difference between the battles that matter and the battles that don't. You went and occupied ports, instead of the wiki, and so now here we are...running in circles like chickens with our heads cut off.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/im-quitting-unless-you-all-start-working-stay-the-/

the one thing that Isn't happening is any actual work for a revolution. I'm sure it all felt warm and fuzzy and powerful to shut down some ports. Try to keep that as a warm teary eyed happy memory when you are being shuffled over to the guillotine in the rail road car bound for a fema camp you won't actually ever see.

[-] 1 points by SuzannahBeTroy (28) 2 years ago

http://suzannahbtroy.blogspot.com/2011/12/bill-rudin-might-get-to-celebrate-i-may.html This is not the news I will have you for you OWS and 60 Wall Street I hope to post in aprox. 2 days. In this post which I sent to Deutsche Bank I suggest they re-open the public bathrooms at 60 Wall Street and point out their Nazi toilet treatment past and present.

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

Occupy movement strengthens and is sure to remove the evil system.

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[-] 1 points by OccupYrCorner (7) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

A new tactic we've started in San Diego in opposition to eviction: OccupYrCorner!

http://www.occupyrcorner.com

Don't Stop Protesting! No Tents Required!

[-] 1 points by Thisisthetime (200) from Kahlotus, WA 2 years ago

I agree. Foreclose On Banks Not People.

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[-] 1 points by SuzannahBeTroy (28) 2 years ago

Dear Occupy Wall Street: Deutsche hired thugs with no id’s dress in black military attire and it was Nazi German early stages at 60 Wall Street tonight here is video http://suzannahbtroy.blogspot.com/2011/12/deutsche-bank-re-creates-early-stages.html and http://youtu.be/kK5odi345tc plus another video is being posted tonight -- it involves in interview by an OWS activist that was harassed by the monster I was harassed by. They will not let you walk in wearing a sign or display a sign in any way. This monster says thinks like I f#%d your mom and when I was posting my tube an activist alerted same guy went out with the F bomb. He refuses to verify Deutsche hired him, his name, he kept repeating to me he is no civil servant. What the YouTube and read the link. Another tube coming tonight from another activist same problem. Deutsche hired mercenaries possible US Veterans hired by German bank to act like Nazis and way worse than police will not identify and hide their faces from being filmed. Watch.

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

Occupy Providence is still going strong! Tents were put up in Burnside Park downtown on October 15 and they are still there. Saturday, Dec.10 was State House, Our House! march and rally, a day of action for housing justice in Rhode Island. http://www.occupyprovidence.com/2011/12/state-house-our-house/#more-992

[-] 1 points by wiseone60 (3) 2 years ago

it's ok to campaign but not protest... both are the same... people rallying holding signs for a cause..yet one side tells lies for change..and the other speaks the truth for change..well mabe 99% of us are sick of hearing 1% lies .. i know i am

[-] 1 points by MiMi1026 (937) from Springfield, VA 2 years ago

We The People will continue to grow,while the rest of world sleeps its winter nap. But the people who are homeless,jobless and hungry will come together with more ideas to form a perfect union.By Spring We The People will be in full force. Our Ideas formatted and completly evolved. Occupy Congress.

[-] 0 points by Frizolio (80) 2 years ago

You should be occupying Congress already. That is the root of the problem.

[-] 1 points by debbierl (72) from Adams, MA 2 years ago

I IMPLORE the administrators to please share this post on the top of front page: http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-must-act-one-day-left-until-american-citize/

[-] 1 points by SayNO2GovInc (99) 2 years ago

ABSOLUTELY, Number One PRIORITY URGENT ISSUE!!!
UPDATE - 12/12/11- RE NDAA "United For Peace and Justice has sent an URGENT CALL saying the Senate and House versions of the bill were reconciled this weekend, with a final version expected either today or tomorrow. Once complete, the House and Senate will be asked to vote on it very quickly. There is no time to waste! Let your Senators and Representatives know that you are opposed to the 2012 Defense Authorization bill because it imperils civil liberties, continues an endless war in Afghanistan and elsewhere, wastes billions of dollars that 99% of Americans need for a more secure life here at home. " 'Obama strips Americans' rights in NDAA bill, proclaims human rights week' http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/obama-required-americans-no-rights-ndaa-bill-proclaimed-human-rights-week

The Senate came up with and passed a "compromised amendment" that some say will protect due process; they are very wrong (globalist propaganda). The compromised amendment says [2012] NDAA should not be construed to affect 'existing law' relating to the detention of United States citizens. So here's the problem. Lower courts are conflicting and SCOTUS hasn't ruled on the issue as in the case of Jose Padilla (see Rumsfeld v. Padilla). Jose Padilla, a US citizen that was captured INSIDE the US and was held in MILITARY prison for years, without charge, after George W Bush declared him an 'enemy combatant'. The Supreme Court of the United States took the case of Rumsfeld v. Padilla to decide the question of whether Congress's Authorization for Use of Military Force authorized the President to detain a U.S. citizen, but SCOTUS never ruled on the issue, they just said the case was improperly filed. There is also the 1940s case where a US citizen was prosecuted by the military and executed; SCOTUS said it was legitimate. So recent actions or existing law doesn't look so good. Liberty, whether it's the SCOTUS-approved-military-killing-of-citizen or the conflicting lower court cases.. MORE HERE-- http://saynotocorporateamerica.blogspot.com/2011/12/proof-obama-will-sign-ndaa-1031-citizen.html ++++++ Tell Congress: Say NO to Indefinite Detention and Endless Worldwide War https://secure.aclu.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3895&s_sbsrc=111205_AdvocacyNDAA_fixNDAAredirect +++++ CALL, WRITE, OCCUPY and Stand up for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights of the American people! PETITION- "IMPEACH every single Senator who voted FOR the McCain/Levin "U.S. is a Battlefield" bill that gives the military the right to go to the houses of U.S. citizens and take them without charges or rights to a lawyer or trial for the rest of their lives! The Senators COMMITTED TREASON directly against the United States citizens!" IMPEACH All the Senators who Voted For Military Detainment of U.S. Citizens! - The Petition Site http://www.thepetitionsite.com/892/petition-to-impeach-all-senators-who-voted-for-us-is-a-battlefield-and-to-detain-us-citizens-without/

[-] 0 points by MiMi1026 (937) from Springfield, VA 2 years ago

Which is WHY I end each post with Occupy Congress and its happening now. Looks like troll parol happen too.LOL!

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[-] 0 points by celticpatriot (5) 2 years ago

Evicted occupations. You bunch of pussies. Get your fuckin' tents back up and hold your ground at all costs.

[-] 0 points by fishb8 (62) 2 years ago

we must get rid of the entire cancer of corruption, greed and especially entitlements and arrogance . . . starting with OWS.... and their shadow puppeteers.

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[-] 0 points by Toynbee (656) from Savannah, GA 2 years ago

“When it gets down to having to use violence, then you’re playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you, pull your beard, flick your face to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle in non-violence and humor.” ~John Lennon

[-] 0 points by Frizolio (80) 2 years ago

They also know every human has a breaking point. The peace love thing didn't do John Lennon much good now did it.

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

jump and shout and get the people to come out! join us now before it is too late! this is NOT paranoia. this is a fascist state with FEMA CONCENTRATION CAMPS and incinerators for the RED LIST and slavery for the homeless and unemployed and a 2,000,000 man camp for those with mental health problems in Alaska. the slave camps are for YOU! so good to see our beautiful community on the streets, a mighty army for TRUTH and LIBERTY!!

[-] 0 points by MiMi1026 (937) from Springfield, VA 2 years ago

Is this sarcasm or are you speaking with some facts???!

[-] 0 points by SuzannahBeTroy (28) 2 years ago

2nd Video http://youtu.be/_V6hOPjpr58 Must watch how OWS is mistreated pure Nazi treatment courtesy of Deutsche Bank 66 Wall Street

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[-] 0 points by Jester (30) 2 years ago

Yes! These are memorable actions, they are potent. They will maintain the attention of the wandering minds of all of the 99%. We must always endeavor to remain fresh and inspirational in our actions, in our resistance. Consider this THE PORTS OF THE WEST COAST ARE AS THE INTERSTATE #I-95 IS TO THE EAST COAST. Occupy the Interstates, in every coastal state, from beginning to end! It's pretty much a parking lot already and fairly easy to control for a few days at least. In the '70s, truckers parked their rigs and walked away. Nobody received any product. Talk about a media event... it was solid. http://books.google.com/books?id=oB2SIlhlvu8C&pg=PA300&lpg=PA300&dq=1970s+CT+trucker+demonstrations+i-95&source=bl&ots=-vBAQPtE5M&sig=WdLAcnYMZWUalIG8Fp0yJvc4O4o&hl=en&ei=32TlTo23FeX40gH91tC8BQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&sqi=2&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false

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[-] 0 points by mikedenis (49) 2 years ago

If you (we ) have enough followers why dont we try to make at least one thing work by e-mailing all our contacts , why dont we try just one thing to see if we have enough persuasion , something like tell everyone you know not to get gas at a certain gas station for example (like Mobile ) just to see if we can make a difference...a consencus....try to unite to do one thing to start , if it works imagine what could be accomplished...

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[-] -1 points by SuzannahBeTroy (28) 2 years ago

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/police_arrest_occupy_protesters_zHMyQoA2Ko6QN8IKmcZr5N

FYI: Arrests today protesting Goldman and I did some research on Deutsche Bank Nazi banking past and present -- Nazi tactics at 60 Wall Street abusing OWS and anyone in their “private” public space.

http://suzannahbtroy.blogspot.com/2011/12/deutsche-bank-nazi-attack-on-written.html

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

What kind of reaction do you intend to get from the 1%? They have power and I doubt they will give it up anytime soon. What will you do if protesters start getting shot?Can you peacefully persuade them not to kill you?Meant the 1%. You know, a cornered beast may get extremly violent.

[-] -1 points by hbtotl (0) 2 years ago

multiply. Most parasites do.

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

Once the parasites get violent and they will the Jackboots will have a hay day on their heads.

[-] 1 points by hattiecat2 (17) 2 years ago

isn't that what they are trying to provoke?

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[-] 1 points by ineptcongress (648) 2 years ago

true... OWS if it is to survive needs to stop hindering small business owners. people of power can build great sympathy for them to sway public opinion against OWS. love the yosemite sam comment.

[-] 1 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 2 years ago

Yes, because everything in this country is ONLY about money, isn't it? That exactly is why OWS exists.

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[-] -2 points by zucnei (103) 2 years ago

Looks like the ILWU is figuring out what those of us in Lower Manhattan realized in mid-October: OWS is undemocratic. To declare a strike without going through actually democratic leadership channels is about as sad and undemocratic as trying to shut down the NYSE without bothering to figure out when it actually opens.

OWS is democratic only if you are one of the ten people who happen to be in either the Deutsche Bank atrium or their secret office when they make a decision or allocate their giant pile of money. These decisions effect communities they are not a part of and which already have democratically elected officials from real elections.

In our case they were an outside group dictating the use of a public space for tens of thousands of people - now they are telling a union with its own reps what to do.

[-] -2 points by SayNO2GovInc (99) 2 years ago

ADD IT UP!!!
OWS grows, GOV is about to make a law for indefinite military detainment of 'terror threats', even LEGAL US citizens, PLUS - the Army is hiring INTERMENT GUARDS... and POLICE JUST LABELED OCCUPY a "TERROR THREAT"...

EVERYONE, ANYBODY, GO TO DC, NOW, STOP THEM FROM PASSING NDAA WITHOUT CLEAR LANGUAGE TO EXCLUDE CITIZEN IMPRISONMENT!!! The bums will be stealing in a few days, and this is URGENT! They are doing another organized raid, NYC and Oakland tonight... Just GO to DC for a few days, or make a plan to address this at State Capitol Buildings... WHATEVER, JUST ADDRESS THIS, RESPOND TO IT... IT IS IN RESPONSE TO THE PEOPLE GROWING DISSENT!!!

WATCH!!!!! Proof Obama will sign NDAA 1031 Citizen Imprisonment Law in a few days
http://saynotocorporateamerica.blogspot.com/2011/12/proof-obama-will-sign-ndaa-1031-citizen.html
Occupy Suspects: Police brand campers a terror threat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j1C0roFm9o&feature=player_embedded#! ** The US Army Now Offers A Prison Guard Specialty Securing 'Civilian Detainees' http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-12-07/news/30485067_1_command-and-control-custody-operation#ixzz1gCoTHKxT '

[-] 1 points by MiMi1026 (937) from Springfield, VA 2 years ago

This new police state is enforce right now. They've made themeselves quite visable in the last few weeks. Everyday that I see the police state grow. The powers that be are really scared.

[-] 2 points by SayNO2GovInc (99) 2 years ago

Yes, they are scared... and they are pushing back, and we should be out in mass protest against this WHILE WE STILL CAN! We can not leave it to our military to face court martial

** UPDATE - 12/12/11- 'RE: NDAA Citizen Imprisonment Act ** "United For Peace and Justice has sent an urgent call saying the Senate and House versions of the bill were reconciled this weekend, with a final version expected either today or tomorrow. Once complete, the House and Senate will be asked to vote on it very quickly. There is no time to waste! Let your Senators and Representatives know that you are opposed to the 2012 Defense Authorization bill because it imperils civil liberties, continues an endless war in Afghanistan and elsewhere, wastes billions of dollars that 99% of Americans need for a more secure life here at home. " 'Obama strips Americans' rights in NDAA bill, proclaims human rights week' http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/obama-required-americans-no-rights-ndaa-bill-proclaimed-human-rights-week

Tell Congress: Say NO to Indefinite Detention and Endless Worldwide War https://secure.aclu.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3895&s_sbsrc=111205_AdvocacyNDAA_fixNDAAredirect

CALL, WRITE, OCCUPY and Stand up for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights of the American people! PETITION- "IMPEACH every single Senator who voted FOR the McCain/Levin "U.S. is a Battlefield" bill that gives the military the right to go to the houses of U.S. citizens and take them without charges or rights to a lawyer or trial for the rest of their lives! The Senators COMMITTED TREASON directly against the United States citizens!" IMPEACH All the Senators who Voted For Military Detainment of U.S. Citizens! - The Petition Site -
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/892/petition-to-impeach-all-senators-who-voted-for-us-is-a-battlefield-and-to-detain-us-citizens-without/

    STOP TREASON NOW!!!
[-] -3 points by Frizolio (80) 2 years ago

This is so wonderful. I just found out our shipments are being delayed because of the Occutards. That means that many of us in the 99% are going to get screwed and probably have to work on Christmas. Thanks guys! This is terrific. Im so glad the Occutards are making our lives so much better now. I can sleep better at night. My kids are happy to that daddy won't be home for Christmas.

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[+] -5 points by Smallbizpers0n (-1) 2 years ago

I have a very small business, with 100 cartons coming in to port on a shared container- my entire year's worth of inventory.. You need to think about how occupying the ports will be devastating to small businesses like mine, while the big guys can survive the effects if delays. We already are at the mercy of customs department delays caused by increased security measures post 9/11. We don't need this too.

[-] 0 points by zucnei (103) 2 years ago

They didn't think about how occupying Zuccotti Park would effect small businesses in Lower Manhattan - why would they start now?