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October 15th - Global Day Of Action

Posted 3 years ago on Oct. 15, 2011, 6:12 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

NYC Live Updates

  • 12:40 a.m. Police are barricading Washington Square Park from the public. Property not people.

  • 12:12 a.m. Police are advancing on bystanders standing outside the South side of Washington Square Park.

  • 12:09 a.m. Police have sealed the North and South side of Washington Square Park.

  • 11:54 p.m. Police in riot gear are advancing on peaceful occupiers in Washington Square Park.

  • 11:34 p.m. Police are massing at Washington Square Park. Police are moving on #occupychicago

  • 9:48 p.m. 3,000 at Washington Square now, about to have a General Assembly, 70 arrests total for today.

  • 9:02 p.m. 42 arrests on 47th.

  • 8:50 p.m. 700 reported in Washington Square Park. Music and food there.

  • 8:30 p.m. Scanner says riot cops in full gear, nets out, headed to the crowd, 47th and 6th.

  • 8:11 p.m. White shirt just ordered #NYPD line AWAY from barricades. Crowd ROARS

  • 8:08 p.m. Tension escalating, police ordering protesters to step away from barricades.

  • 8:02 p.m. Mario: 4 paddy wagons and arrests at 46 and 6th ave.

  • 8:00 p.m. Police are arresting occupiers at 46th and 6th.

  • 7:30 p.m. Unconfirmed estimates ranging as high as 50,000 people in Times Square.

  • 6:45 p.m. Police have trapped people in times square with barricades.

  • 6:35 p.m. A horse just went down. Crowd is going wild. NYPD says anyone near barricade is going to jail. This is is inexcusable. (Source)

  • 6:22 p.m. Police on horseback arrive. Police pulling people out of crowd and attacking them. Protesters are rushing barricades.

  • 6:10 p.m. Police in riot gear retreat.

  • 6:05 p.m. Police are in riot gear.

  • 6:00 p.m. Backup has arrived. Estimated 15,000 in Times Square

  • 5:49 p.m. Orange nets along Broadway.

  • 5:45 p.m. Five thousand more on their way from Liberty Square and other locations.

  • 5:30 p.m. Thousands arrive in Time Square. Now livestreaming: http://www.livestream.com/occupywallstnyc

  • 5:13 p.m. March now 7 blocks from Times Square.

  • 4:18 p.m. March from Washington Square Park is at 20th St and 6th Ave.

  • 3:40 p.m. March from Washington Square Park is at 11th St and 6th Ave. At least five thousand strong.

  • 3:36 p.m. It appears that Twitter is censoring our updates.

  • 3:26 p.m. General Assembly of Washington Square Park marches on Times Square. 8th st and 6th ave.

  • 3:19 p.m. Zombie group arriving in Washington Square Park. Hundreds march from Liberty Square to Citibank at 555 La Guardia Place in solidarity with arrested occupiers.

  • 2:43 p.m. Around four thousand in Washington Square Park. Around three thousand in Liberty Square.

  • 2:28 p.m. Police at 555 La Guardia Place are arresting occupiers in Citibank who are attempting to close their accounts.

  • 2:23 p.m. At least 22 arrested in Citibank.

  • 2:19 p.m. Citibank action 555 La Guardia Place. Occupiers are inside and currently being arrested.

  • 1:57 p.m. March from Liberty Square reaches Washington Square Park. Thousands in the General Assembly meet them chanting, "Wall Street, no thanks - we don't need your greedy banks."

  • 1:49 p.m. March from Liberty Square passes Waverly Place, nears Washington Square Park.

  • 1:29 p.m.. Two thousand are gathered for General Assembly in Washington Square Park. Thousands more are marching to meet them.

  • 1:23 p.m. At least twenty NYPD vehicles heading to Washington Square Park.

  • 1:16 p.m. March from Liberty Square to Washington Square Park passes 6th and Broome.

  • 1:05 p.m. Poetry cipher broke out during the Bronx General Assembly on the 4 train.

  • 12:54 p.m. Bronx Police hold entrance to subway open for Bronx General Assembly - march heads downtown for free, filling two entire cars.

  • 12:35 p.m. March from Liberty Square to Washington Square Park passes Church and Chambers - numbers more than a thousand.

Schedule

11AM - MARCH ON THE BANKS
From Liberty Square to Chase
We will then march to student meet up at Wash. Sq. Park
Facebook
moveyourmoneyproject.org

11AM - OCCUPY THE BRONX MEET-UP
Facebook

12PM - ANTI-WAR MARCH AND TEACH-IN
Wall Street And Broadway
Facebook

12PM - MASS STUDENT GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Washington Square Park -
Student meet up and student loan lender bank action
Facebook

1PM - #SankofaDay
Sponsered by the Malcolm X Grass Roots Movement
Liberty Plaza/Zuccotti Park
Facebook

3:30PM - ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION AGAINST MOUNTAIN TOP REMOVAL
New York Public Library Main Entrance
42 and 5th avenue

4PM - OCCU-PIE TIMES SQUARE RECRUITMENT CENTER
Facebook

5PM - TAKE TIME SQUARE CONVERGENCE/ OCCUPATION PARTY
The Occupation Party & Facebook

Media

Washington Square Park, NYC

Times Square, NYC

Bronx, NYC

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Rome

Berlin

Tel Aviv

Amsterdam

Los Angeles

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[-] 5 points by Becker (12) 3 years ago

'LloydJHart' I was expecting 'you' to turn up. If-IF OWS simply does not stop-they WILL bring about change;they cannot fail to do so. It will be denied all the way by those who will resist it,- but it will come. You are so accurate about the Iraq Marches for Peace, but those occurred over a period of weeks. I expect this to occur over a period of months and years if it is necessary.

This has to endure PERMANENTLY=until Governments (who are the cause of all this), bring about Legislative change. They haven't done so because they want a piece of the pie! Civil disobedience is the ONLY way to bring about change. Those who control; those who take money from the poor CANNOT be reasoned with,-they have to be forced. They have to be forced by sheer weight of numbers, NOT by violence. Violence will get OWS condemned,-and people will drop away.

ANY movement for change WILL breed those who want to highjack it for their own ideals;-that is inevitable, but if the core group is aware of this type of infiltration-they will have to handle it,-what is happening is a damned hard and long road.

I have waited 30 years for something like this to occur. YES-I AM aware of the movements in Europe, but the US is perceived by the rest of the World;-and Wall Street particularly-as the axis of pure greed.

Real global change has to start right there!

Any great change DOES take time. I am considered a 'Senior' in my country,-but I will demonstrate at the head of the queue if I have to.

[-] 2 points by realitywickersham (10) 3 years ago

well done. i do not believe in process anymore. first, there is not enough time for process as we know it. we have all been led into a grand series of distractions, and now a massive tower of babel is being erected from our words, while a police state thrives within a free society.

NYPD itself is being abused and disenfranchised from its true mission. New York City police officers Were heroes! And they are being used as goons.

You are quite right, Sir. The movement has to endure. It was done one thing really well, though. It has exposed the Orwellian reality. And that reality is way too alive and well in this supposed bastion of freedom.

[-] 0 points by LloydJHart (190) from Vineyard Haven, MA 3 years ago

What the hell are you talking about I filmed a feature documentary on the rise of the American peace movement against the war on Iraq. The first major rally took place in Sept. 2002 in Washington DC, Then the next one took place on on October 26th. in DC of over 250,000. The next one was also in DC and drew out over 500,000 on Jan. 19th. 2003, then the next one was in NYC on Feb. 15 and drew nearly 2 million.

Yeah and don't worry about OWS being highjacked as it has not risen to the status of a real movement as they have done nothing to truly challenge the oligarchs. Nothing that would actually force change from the ruling class. Marching around police designated free speech zones is not going to make the oligarch's shake in their boots.

OWS Must Engage In Non-violent Civil Disobedient Traffic Blocking Now! http://occupywallst.org/forum/ows-must-engage-non-violent-civil-disobedient-traf/

[-] 2 points by MadAsHellInTX (598) from Shepherd, TX 3 years ago

They may not be shaking in their little jackboots yet, but they are getting nervous. The cops sent to beat up on Occupy protesters, for example. And there's more: Their official mouthpieces, the mainstream media, produces shitty coverage if at all, they lie, spin it, and outright insult. Lobbyist controlled, big wheel politicians have said some awful things - go look up what Sen. King had to say for an example. And they send trolls to forums like this one to spew vitriol and bullshit. Sociopaths act that way when they feel threatened.

[-] 2 points by LloydJHart (190) from Vineyard Haven, MA 3 years ago

You need to read some history on union movement of the teens, twenties and thirties of the twentieth century in which thousands of workers were killed by the Oligarch's in union organizing efforts and there was no revolution. The workers just kept fighting till they won a living wage.

[-] 1 points by Turtle (268) 3 years ago

Current information in some news media re. the Citizens United case indicates that the Koch Bros and Antonin Scalia, as well as Clarence Thomas, enjoyed a blatantly unethical (illegal?) relationship, considering the case at hand at that time.

Persons in some locations are advocating marching on the SCOTUS.

Do you believe the numbers would be there if such a march were planned/organized on the SCOTUS.

The punctuation on the sentence that turned individuality into corporate slavery bears the bloody signatures of the two Justices mentioned.

Your thoughts?

Would it dilute the current focus or needs?

[-] 2 points by LloydJHart (190) from Vineyard Haven, MA 3 years ago

The American public's pain right now is centered in the inability to properly provide for their family's, friend's and community's welfare. The public will support anything that they can see will lead to the creation of living wage jobs with benefits.

When the power of the working class rises so to does it's ability to effect more nuanced change like the enforcement of ethics on justices who use the court to enrich themselves.

It is my deepest conviction right now that OWS must keep the central focus of the protest campaign, the economic and environmental welfare of the working people of this country and the world.

Keep stating over and over again the right to a living wage job, universal healthcare, clean water and clean air and that OWS will fight for these demands until we succeed. This will maintain public support and give the oligarch's a clear understanding they must give in on these issues or be pushed aside and out of power.

The public support OWS has received so far is based on the fact that so many are willing to sacrifice their personal comfort, possible well being and freedom to confront one of the greatest centers of power in America over the collapsing well being of the rest of the people in this country and the world. So it is my humble opinion that continued sacrifice of our selves in direct confrontation in the form of non-violent civil disobedience is the only way forward but symbolism for symbolism's sake is not going to cut it with those that are trying to feed the 30 million children going hungry in America every day.

I agree that the members of the court that do not recuse themselves from cases where they are caught in a clear conflict of interest should be impeached immediately and without prejudice and the lack of this kind of action should be made an issue but a march on the court is about as futile as a march to Times Square. It would be strictly symbolic. However, a one time march to SCOTUS by Occupy DC over corporate personhood I think would be appropriate.

[-] 1 points by Turtle (268) 3 years ago

Thank you for your well-thought-out reply, Lloyd.

I'll be covering the OWS movement when I get there, but will also be trraveling to D.C.

There are persons where I live, far away from this action, who have stated that they would not hesitate for a minute to drop their work, and travel to D.C. for a march on the SCOTUS.

They want Thomas and Scalia impeached for impropriety, if not arrested (We all have entertained pipe-dreams at one point or another, right?).

I appreciate your comment. I will pass it along to others, with the acknowledgement that it was the opinion of an eduucated and supportive person, and not that of the movement as a whole.

I appreciate your taking the time to respond so well.

Thank you!

[-] 5 points by jams (5) 3 years ago

I am 70 years old, on oxygen and just released from the hospital. I can only watch live stream and know my heart is with all those whose legs are marching for me today. Stay strong, have courage, you will prevail for you are America and involved in a cause bigger than us all.

I am the 99%.

[-] 3 points by fromberlin (3) 3 years ago

The photo shown here from Berlin is actually not from Berlin. The windows and police uniforms are from the US, most likely NYC. Here a link to "Die Zeit" Online showing videos and photos of Occupy Frankfurt and Occupy Berlin: http://www.zeit.de/politik/deutschland/2011-10/bewegung-deutschland-finanzmarkt. More than 40,000 persons, of all all ages and all sectors of society were peacefully protesting on the streets today in Germany. Approx. 6,000 in Frankfurt and 10,000 in Berlin and in many other German cities. A tent city has been set up in Frankfurt, being situated right in front of the EZB (European Central Bank), even so we start to have very low degrees at night. One of the banners, held up by a 63 year old elegantly dressed German lady said, "We are all Greeks". Thanks Occupy Wall Street - you sure did kick off something here :)

[-] 3 points by CarolinaDanni (6) from Morrisville, NC 3 years ago

From what I have seen from the incredible videos taken by very brave people today on Youtube, it is going to be unrealistic for people not to start using verbal vindictives and shocked (less than pristine) adjectives when they see their friends and loved ones dragged through the streets, beaten, and arrested for wanting to withdraw their money out of Citibank. I did not once see anyone who was beaten and arrested today breaking the law. Dannie Horton (Raleigh, NC). Thinking that Homeland Security is probably writing my name down as I post this..but I don't care anymore.

[-] 3 points by thesoulgotsoldontheroadtogold (148) 3 years ago

Omg, they're arresting people who are trying to close their bank accounts! Wow, they're getting desperate.

[-] 1 points by Turtle (268) 3 years ago

Not a new ploy. Close your account by yourself; you're a dissatisfied customer making a personal statement.

Close your account with your friends; you're a criminal, allegedly causing a disruption.

Go figger'....

What other arbitrary and despicable distinctions will these Oligarchs and their minions conjure to preserve their ivory towers?

Power to the People.

[-] 3 points by struggleforfreedom80 (6584) 3 years ago

The movement is growing and growing. Nothing can stop us now. Keep on struggling for freedom, democracy and justice! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27gfHU6G-hI

Please read my post on ows.org: http://occupywallst.org/forum/replace-capitalism-with-democracy/

Greetings and solidarity from Norway http://struggleforfreedom.blogg.no/

[-] 1 points by LloydJHart (190) from Vineyard Haven, MA 3 years ago

"Nothing can stop us now." You have to stop over rating the effect OWS is having. The oligarchs are ignoring OWS and with good reason. OWS is doing nothing to effect the day to day operations of the grand theft larceny that the oligarchs are perpetrating.

Until OWS adopts militant union tactics nothing will change. OWS has lots of bluster but no teeth. OWS supporters will soon feel powerless again and will turn away.

Until OWS truly challenges the power of the oligarchs OWS can only be seen as vanity protests.

Obama and congress just sent more American jobs over seas by approving the Colombia, Panama and South Korean free trade deal. OWS tactics are just not working.

[-] 2 points by TeaRex (36) from Hannover, NDS 3 years ago

We mustn't give the 1% any excuse to bring down the military on us and get away with it in the public opinion. When real violence starts (and I agree with you that, likely enough, at some point it will) it has to be ultra clear that it did not start with the protesters. Things like what happened in Rome today are totally counter productive, 98% of the 99% are put off by that and will think twice before they come back.

[-] 2 points by LloydJHart (190) from Vineyard Haven, MA 3 years ago

Protests like that which occurred in Rome are normal in Europe which is why Europeans have universal healthcare and American don't. Those protests are completely productive because they produce results. Governments in Europe are afraid of the people. So the European people get the services they want their taxes to pay for, not a bloated military budget like you have in America.

The American public would not tolerate National Guardsmen or police violently attacking OWS which is why I have been recommending non-violent civil disobedient traffic blocking during the working hours of every week day as the tactic which will get the most done to force policy change.

[-] 2 points by hopeemily (3) from Dragør, Capital Region of Denmark 3 years ago

I completely agree with this. "Non-violent" doesn't have to mean utterly toothless. From what I have seen and read about this movement- while I am hugely inspired-- it is seriously lacking in the DISOBEDIENCE part of Civil Disobedience. Yeah, a few people got arrested, but you are not disrupting business as usual! The evil conservatives, financiers, and politicians we are trying to hold responsible can ignore you so long as you stick to the established role of "peaceful hippies" and don't do anything truly damaging.

I am an American expat living in Denmark, but I strongly urge the people of OWS to truly take over the streets, and not continue to be law-abiding citizens by staying to the corners the city has deigned appropriate. You MUST break out of the fear mentality. NO BUSINESS AS USUAL.

[-] 2 points by MadAsHellInTX (598) from Shepherd, TX 3 years ago

When Bloomberg tried to boot OWS from the park, what happened? The public backlash was so overwhelming he had to change his home phone number! LOL

Call in the military? That would really be pushing his luck. The public backlash from that would make the last backlash look like a storm in a teacup. Besides the Jarheads are backing the movement.

[-] 2 points by CarryTheGripsUpToTheAttic (133) 3 years ago

ANYTIME the "99%" police come down to the park, gently ENCOURAGE them to leak documents/information about this crackdown!

Hold up signs describing where to leak documents, and how to switch to our side!

Follow them! Gently, but CONSTANTLY plead with them to help us!

[-] 2 points by MadAsHellInTX (598) from Shepherd, TX 3 years ago

If the po won't indulge, which BTW is to be expected, there are ways to find out. Most of which aren't quite, shall we say, on the up and up.

Anons, Anarchy Underground, pirates, you know, groups expert at exposing coverups to Wikilweaks. Not that I'd PERSONALLY ask those groups to do anything illegal, mind, oh hell no. The movement is now in enough trouble as it is.

[-] 1 points by Fluffles (18) 3 years ago

Aren't the police already militarized? How long before they deploy the sonic cannons like in Pittsburgh?

Chanting and occupying only build solidarity. If that doesn't lead to actions then all is lost.

[-] 2 points by struggleforfreedom80 (6584) 3 years ago

What youre seeing now is just the beginning, my friend. The struggle for freedom might last a while, but we will win. OWS has inspired the whole world, as we have seen today - OWS is growing, ows-inspired movements all across america and all across the world are growing. Maybe you`re right about the need for more than just protesting, but I´m sure the movements all over the world will figure out the best way to deal with this.

[-] -1 points by LloydJHart (190) from Vineyard Haven, MA 3 years ago

What crap, OWS is radically far behind the austerity protests of the last three years. The French started the protests first against Sarkozy's attempt at rolling back the social contract and youth labor laws in France. The student tuition and austerity protests in Britain over the last couple of years were far more impressive than anything OWS has done and brought out far greater numbers than anything OWS has done in a nation with a much larger population and that includes today.

Then came the protest in Egypt that were directly related to the radical lack of jobs for graduates there. Typical Americans, taking credit for a party there always late in arriving at.

I think what OWS is attempting to do is admirable but horribly naive. In 2003 the Peace Movement put 2 million people on the streets of NYC on Feb. 15th. but to no avail. The war on Iraq went ahead anyway and after 1.5 million Iraqi men, women and children were slaughtered, American, Dutch and British oil companies control the oil in Iraq.

[-] 3 points by MadAsHellInTX (598) from Shepherd, TX 3 years ago

The protests in Britian were a horrible fuckup, with violence and looting. BBC news loves to spread as much misery as it can in HD, so of course the violence and looting got lots of coverage there.

Are you suggesting the Occupy movement deliberately get into fights and steal shit? I hope not! We're supposed to have the high moral ground, which our oppressors totally lack. We start acting like common hoods, then we've lost.

[-] 1 points by Fluffles (18) 3 years ago

You're misinformed.

[-] 1 points by LloydJHart (190) from Vineyard Haven, MA 3 years ago

What the fuck are you talking about. The most recent riots in Britain were as a result of a racist cop shooting a popular unarmed black leader in Britain's segregated black neighborhoods where unemployment is easily twice as high, social programs are being cut and children are going without meals. I would say the rioting was an act of collective self defense provoked by a systematically racist government. Get a grip.

Prior to the collective self defense provoked by a systematically racist government in Britain the organized austerity protests were 10 times larger than anything OWS has done to date in the US. And the only reason that the left in other countries are joining in is because they are so happy the Americans are finally waking up out of their shackles and cable TV.

[-] 2 points by MadAsHellInTX (598) from Shepherd, TX 3 years ago

You make a good point, sir. Well played, I concede.

So far the Occupy movement doesn't want to take violent measures. There's almost total consensus on that. But we have families to protect, not just our own asses. I'd really hate to see us have to psychically kick ass and take names, but if they try force us into that measure, well as the Duke said, a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do. Right now though, baseball bat justice would be the wrong move; it would give credibility to the vitriol slung at us from the hostile media.

I think we can all agree on this, though. The uber-rich are traitors, not just to America but to the world. They're a virus and deserve as much respect, that is none.

[-] 1 points by MadAsHellInTX (598) from Shepherd, TX 3 years ago

@LloydJHart: "OWS Must Engage In Non-violent Civil Disobedient Traffic Blocking Now!"

Like a Critical Mass without the bicycles? hmmm... Though the NYPD would go crazy with the spray and sticks again. 'To serve and protect', riiiight. It's obvious who they're serving and protecting.

[-] 1 points by LloydJHart (190) from Vineyard Haven, MA 3 years ago

OWS Must Engage In Non-violent Civil Disobedient Traffic Blocking Now! http://occupywallst.org/forum/ows-must-engage-non-violent-civil-disobedient-traf/

[-] 2 points by Courtney (111) from New York, NY 3 years ago

Ya, the French kidnap their bosses.

[-] 1 points by Fluffles (18) 3 years ago

If every OWS participant bought 10 ounces of silver, it would bankrupt JP Morgan.

But participants' lack of education about finance means that financial attacks on the banks will never happen.

In a war, you have to choose weapons and tactics carefully. Chanting and occupying are ineffective tactics...except for building solidarity.

If that solidarity never leads to actions, all is lost.

[-] 2 points by Zafar (2) 3 years ago

Its amazing and I salute u people / I pray 4 ur success & u pray 4 ours too ( Zafar / PAKISTAN)

[-] 2 points by zygarch (83) 3 years ago

A great day! But honestly, it's 1:00am and people are still marauding through the streets and have crossed over from demonstrating and protesting to being rowdy, agitating, provocateurs. Really, people, have you ever heard of shutting down for the night while you're still making your point? Right now it's like a party where the bar is closed, everone's left, and there's still this drunk guy who still wants to par-tay... groping at a girl passed out on the floor.... You're just giving NYPD stuff to get pissed off about.

[-] 2 points by will (6) 3 years ago

Every body must do a bank run on wall street to bring them down. Call attention to the police state that is preventing us to exercise our bank withdrawal right:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KtI85Zc6Oik

[-] 2 points by JK4USA (3) 3 years ago

Going Global means millions and billions of people now have a stronger voice ... we will be heard and our concerns will be answered. Keep the SOLIDARITY MORE SOLID. Our strength will be realized by the 1%. PEACE TO ALL. Happy to be there.

[-] 2 points by CarryTheGripsUpToTheAttic (133) 3 years ago

ANYTIME the "99%" police come down to the park, gently ENCOURAGE them to leak documents/information about this crackdown!

Hold up signs describing where to leak documents, and how to switch to our side!

Follow them! Gently, but CONSTANTLY plead with them to help us!

[-] 2 points by MadAsHellInTX (598) from Shepherd, TX 3 years ago

Hey, Anonymous! Masks on, boys! Fire up Operation Fuck The Banks!

You said you were behind us, now prove it!

[-] 2 points by Nicthewonderpuppy (2) 3 years ago

Hi, I'm Nic the wonder puppy. I'm calling for a national call in sick day for the first Monday in November.

[-] 1 points by Turtle (268) 3 years ago

Sounds mighty Italian of you, Nic.

I think you've got an excellent idea. A no-work, walk-out, got the anti-corporate virus, sniffly sorta' day...

A couple days like that ought to get a bit of attention, as well as providing for some crude numbers as the overall level of support. ..

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

"Do not question what we do for we know what is best for you. Do not seek to ask us why, for ours is but to do, and yours is but to die." (KEEP GOING. DO NOT STOP. 66 yo lawyer Australia. Global Corporate greed is now completely out of control. We can stop it, but to do so we must not back down;-not this week/next week/next year. We have been conditioned in the First World to be 'civilised' = obedient. These Political and Corporate scum have relied on that for decades to amass fortunes at our expense. Australia is notoriously apathetic. The movement IS starting here;-I hope it builds and doesn't fizzle out. GOOD LUCK. WATCH YOUR BACKS!)

[-] 2 points by CarolinaDanni (6) from Morrisville, NC 3 years ago

Everybody..Please read Matt Taibbli's article in the Rolling stone: "My Advice to the Occupy Wall Street Protesters-Hit bankers where it hurts" This guy has been investigating Wall Street corruption for the past three years and he has some great "concrete" ideas for the movement.

[-] 2 points by JDub (218) 3 years ago

Holy shit, if you havent watched the Citi bank arrests yet you need to. This is how corporations have bought our police. Arresting people for closing accounts??? WTF!

[-] 2 points by Vet4Peace (32) 3 years ago

How do I talk people in DC into occupying K Street? How can we suggest to our compatriots in NW Arkansas that now would be a good time to occupy Walmart? Don't pinch me if I'm dreamin'. I'm not the only one. I hope someday they'll join us and occupy the World as one. Where's John when you need him? Oh yeah! There he is! Peace

[-] 2 points by MadAsHellInTX (598) from Shepherd, TX 3 years ago

Hell yeah! But why stop there?

Got a PC running Windows? Microsoft is a freedom-hating big fucking abuser. They despise all choice, all competition, and they think they have the "right" to dictate to you how you use your computer. Windows doesn't come free when you buy a computer, they stick it to you by including the price of that crapware onto the price of the hardware. Fuck 'em! Occupy your computer, ditch Windows and embrace the freedom of Linux.

[-] 2 points by 4PeasInMyPod (5) 3 years ago

You are not the only one. I can do something.

[-] 2 points by madeinusa (393) 3 years ago

It's Time to GET MONEY OUT of politics:

http://www.getmoneyout.com/

[-] 2 points by gallardo (4) from Aveiro, Aveiro 3 years ago

today i realize that persons can figure ways to work together globaly,and thats something positive. world, united for comon cause. why does people shouldnt want what is best for their own lives? should people accept what society rulers dictate ? i have made the same question before, what can be done after the actual politics leave, or if theres a real change?? i would expect and hope that people have respect for themselves and others. real education should prevail. www.3dthought.blogspot.com

[-] 2 points by Javier (283) from Villa Maipú, Buenos Aires 3 years ago

Support and solidarity from Argentina.

When the youth awakens, change is inevitable.

Beautiful day to let the 1% know that this movement is global.

[-] 2 points by JDub (218) 3 years ago

Hell yeah! Solidarity! United we stand, Divided we fall. Time to reunite!

[-] 2 points by madhampster (2) from Joplin, MO 3 years ago

Solidarity from Joplin, Missouri. Keep up the good fight guys. Wish I could join you.

[-] 2 points by easinelephant (32) 3 years ago

solidarity from Indiana. stay strong! build knowledge, spread peace, transform the world.

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

The only reason that your OWS is spreading to other Countries is because George Soros and Union Bosses are perpetuating it in other countries. In some Countries, they have purposely made food so expensive that this is why many came out in the first place, and then the Unions riled them up. You people want to live under a dictatorship or communist rule? Go to Iran, Russia, Somalia, Iraq. But ladies, make sure you are covered head to foot so that you are not stoned to death. Gays? Better go back to adopting that "don't ask don't tell" policy unless you want to be hung by the neck until dead. Is this the kind of government you want? Or is it that you just want the American govt to take care of your every need from cradle (if you are lucky enough to make it past the democratic push to murder infants in the womb, of course) to grave, and unless you want the 53% of us WHO DO PAY MULTIPLE TAXES to pay for the student loan that YOU SIGNED FOR, AND WHICH YOU PROMISED THE LENDER YOU WOULD PAY. You never should have taken a loan if you had no desire or intent to pay the money back. Have you not any honor, integrety, or self-worth? Or was that just another bunch of stuff that was stolen by your co-protestors? Go home, take a shower and let the responsible of us clean up the garbage pit you've created in the parks that WE PAY FOR, not you.

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

Gee, you forgot the 53%; the 1% pay the majority of all taxes in the UNited States; 49% pay NOTHING AND USUALLY GET A CHECK BACK ANYWAY (??). Then there's me and the rest of the 53% in America who pay ALL THE TAXES THAT THE 1% DO NOT HAVE TO PAY. SO WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM???? You want change and you want fairness, but you keep bowing down to the very millionaires you say you are against. Roseanne Barr suggests that all millionaires be beheaded. Well, this is the list of people you vote for constantly, and who are using you are pawns, idiots for their own gain. And remember, NOBODY IS IN BED WITH THE RICH INCLUDING WALL STREET THAN BARACK OBAMA. THIS IS THE NET WORTH AS OF 2010: Susan Sarandon - $50 million Roseanne Barr - 80 million John Kerry - $210 million Ted Kennedy estate $49 million, not counting all the properties and assets he gave to relatives before he died. AL GORE: $100 Million Hillary Clinton: $21.5 Million (not counting Bill's worth) Harry Reid $5 million (he's one of the poorest, and I feel sooooo sorry for him, don't you? JIMMY CARTER $5 MILLION Joe Scarborough (morning Joe) $12 million JESSE JACKSON - $10 Million (off the poor, directly - the thing that scares jackson the worse is that racism will no longer exist, because he makes his money off of it. AL SHARPTON: $5 million (does the same thing jackson does) AL FRANKEN - $8 MILLION RAHM EMANUEL - $14 mILLION BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA $NET WORTH: 10.5 million plus an annual salary of $400,000.00 on top of it. None of this income is any part of his almost one billion in campaign funds so far, WHICH HE GOT FROM WALL STREET DEMOCRATS AND OTHER LENDING INSTITUTIONS AND DEMOCRAT-RUN CORPORATIONS WHO ARE AFRAID IF THEY DON'T PAY OBAMA OFF, HE WILL ATTACK THEIR BUSINESS. NANCY PELOSI: one of the wealthiest in Washington, Pelosi has net worth of over $10.5 MILLION, AND INCREASED HER WEALTH IN 2010 BY 62% WHEN THE REST OF US WERE LOSING OUR HOMES. So if you want to attack people who have millions of dollars, there is a partial list for you, and yet people like Susan Sarandon you welcome with open arms. A bit contradictory, isn't it? I don't hear these hollywood millionaires writing any checks to pay more taxes, in fact, many of them OWE MONEY IN TAXES AND REFUSE TO PAY THEM: EXAMPLE: CHARLIE RANGEL. He has never gone to court because Pelosi, Reid and Obama protect any of those tax cheats like Tim tax-cheat Geithner, from being indicted as long as they do as they are told. Want to make it fair for all of us? THEN STOP PUTTING INTO POWER THE DEMOCRATS WHO ARE TAX CHEATS, THUGS AND USING YOUR LITTLE PROTESTS FOR THEIR OWN POLITICAL GAIN. YOU MEAN NOTHING TO OBAMA, YET HE TOUTS HIS SUPPORT FOR YOU. DO YOU KNOW WHO OBAMA CARES ABOUT? OBAMA, PERIOD.

Are you guys that unlearned? Stop reading bumper stickers and start picking up a damn book for a change. So much for the richy Ivy league liberal schools you guys go to; they are doing nothing but indoctrinating you into good little puppets for the brand new democrat revolutionary party. Is that what you want? To destroy all our freedoms and rights? To destroy America? Go to Iran and occupy a park there and see how fast you become DEAD. Start appreciating your Country and stop this 5yr old nonsense, go home, and take a damn shower so the rest of us tired taxpayers can get off our second or third job of the DAY, and go there and clean up after you.

[-] 1 points by Fluffles (18) 3 years ago

NYPD white shirts are doing more damage in a week than Skinheads do in a year.

[-] 1 points by Turtle (268) 3 years ago

In pushing anything uphill, MOMENTUM IS THE KEY!!

Fan the spark, feed the flame, and push forward as though our lives depended upon it!!!!

[-] 1 points by TarigAnter (33) from Khartoum, Khartoum 3 years ago

From my long experience in dealing with governments in more than a dozen of them I assure you that if you slash more than half of government officials or the so-called public dis-service and throw them to the streets you will definitely get better, effective and efficient administrations.

I am sure they are the source of corruption and corporate greed support. I have never seen in my long life any government department or an office functioning properly. They are excesses, idles, and the antithesis of innovation, ethics and productivity.

People must have regular and uninterrupted access to monitor what are going on in any government office, low or high, including the judiciary, the police, the security, and the military.

When you deal personally with a successful private business you feel your power as a valued customer even if it was unethical business. But when I personally deal with any government office I feel their arrogance and wickedness; I wish I could spit on their faces.

The public service anywhere in the world is ten times it’s optimal size, and they are very good in employing the failures and the dishonest for life.

To Occupy Wall Street and bring social, political, and economic justice people must axe useless officials first.

[-] 1 points by LetsBeSerious (18) 3 years ago

you people blame everything on those more fortunate. Take a look at yourselves before going after someone else. Everyone makes their living somehow and who are you to say their families shouldn't benefit from the work they are doing. You can't blame your hardcomings on the people at the top. A company does not decide to lay off people, they are forced to or else the entire company would go down and all of the workers with it. Protestors fight for unity between corporate giants and small town people when you are really singling out that 1% and their families. Don't bite the hand that feeds you.

[-] 1 points by Turtle (268) 3 years ago

I'm not certain you're getting a totally accurate reading on what 'this' is all about.. Seriously. I'm not trying to be contrite or a smart-aleck in any way. But I think you may be missing a bunch of 'the point.'

[-] 1 points by LetsBeSerious (18) 3 years ago

Then what is the point? Im stating my opinion and you do not have to agree with it.

[-] 1 points by Turtle (268) 3 years ago

The point in much of this is that a select group of corporations and wealthy individuals have gained unfair representation in the government that is supposed to be "by, for, and of, the People," and are influencing government in ways that displace the significance of individual persons' votes. This undermines many concepts, including 'equal protection under the law.'

We're now in an economic implosion, in part due to the fact that persons who played with others money, and have yet to be prosecuted for any alleged crimes (over 50 investigations re. mortgage securities fraud on Wall St. at the moment) dumped trillionsof dolars in worthless mortgages onto Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, taking advantage of an avenue that allowed irresponsible (perhaps criminal) parties to leave US holding the bag; the U.S. tax-payer..

This is aside from the bail-outs from the back door of the Federal Reserve that totaled over $16.4 trillion dollars, some of which went to a number of foreign banks, and was more clearly revealed in an audit this year.

There is now evidence that the Koch bros. (tightly connected to both SCOTUS Justices Scalia and Thomas), were even selling hardware to Iran; illegal as all get-out. Why aren't they in jail right now awaiting arraignment? **See the previous assertions re. unequal treatment under the law...

We won't even talk in-depth about bthe sweet-heart deals between the DoD and the contractors whose CEOs walk away with pockets full of quesiotnable profits, and the CEOs who took TARP money and gave themselves $150-$200 million dollar bonuses.... with public funds.

Our basic boiler-plate freedoms and respresentation are at stake now, not to mention our economy, as a result of 'Citizens United,' and the amounts of money now permitted in the election process.

Incomes are now so lop-sided between the Oligarchy and the commoners that working persons are gradually (or more quickly in some places) losing their ability to provide for basics. The average person's spending power (the value of the U.S. dollar, coupled with rates of increases to their income), has seen an overall drop of 6.7% over the last 3 years alone.

Many major corporations making mega-bucks pay zero, or nearly zero income tax for their earnings, due to special tax credits and loop holes.

The need for -both- parents, in many place in this country, to work at least one job, if not two or more, just to make basic ends meet, has a dramatic effect over time on all kinds of things, to include the issue of parenting children.

The list goes on and on, and the number of persons living below what is considered to be the economic threshhold defining poverty continues to grow.

There's more, but if "biting the hand that feeds you" is forbidden at a time like this, then perhaps we should bring back the plantations; at least then the Masters had an obligation to feed and house the slaves..

[-] 1 points by LetsBeSerious (18) 3 years ago

but very dramaatic

[-] 1 points by Turtle (268) 3 years ago

Then I guess you really don't want to understand what this is, or may, be about? You just want to criticize the impact it represents to the status quo?? Without understanding it? Without researching it?

That says a whole lot; not much of it admirable, either.

And yes, much of what has happened to the America I/we/they grew up in -is- very dramatic. Though it required a long time for the transition to occur. Thus, much of the "transition' went relatively unnoticed by many... apparently including you.

It's unfortunate that so many persons would rather pay attention to sit-coms and sporting events, or troill boards involving subjects they either don't understand, or pretend not to understand, rather than obliging their civic duty.

Or perhaps they're merely propping up injustice for the sake of preserving an imbalanced status quo from which they enjoy benefits that cost others their share of equal protection under the law..

Is that you? Merely questioning, without really wanting answers? Or is it an attention span thing?? Or a selfish benefits thing? Or perhaps a fear of the unknown sort of issue ( pretty comon attribute, I might add.)?

Sorry, but encapsulating the number of issues that bolster this movement's necessity into an abbreviated statement would leave out significant, specific, current events that provide punctuation to what it is that needs to change now.

And I'm sorry that I entertained your question as one which was serious, when you clearly were not very sincere at all..

[-] 1 points by LetsBeSerious (18) 3 years ago

and you were sincere about "bringing back the plantations" really? that was veeeery mature of you. This issue you are so fired up about has nothing to do with african american rights.
Trust me, I have researched and I am involved, just not on the side you may want. One's "civic" duty is to complain? When the not only the country but the entire world is in a recession and you are blaming American corporate execs for it...doesn't seem legit. I believe those executives have worked hard to be where they are today and it is just as much your fault as anyone else's that the economy is where it is.

[-] 1 points by Turtle (268) 3 years ago

No, the point about the plantations had to do with the fact that slaves were at least housed and clothed for the most part. They also suffered major indignities and lack of significant amounts of freedom. Greater than the freedom that stands suspended today, but both eras saw/see preferential treatment.

The corporate execs worked hard to get to where they did? Some, not all. Not by a long shot.

And you take no offense at those CEOs who took public money, and rather than using it for its intended purpose, gave themselves lavish bonuses... for failing? While the dollar fell, the unemployment rose, and inflation increased?

Yes, the mortgage lenders took substantial risks, then dumped losses on the public's dole. That's what you call working hard? Honest business practices? Integrity? You might want to pay closer attention to those who've blown the whistle on their own profession, or to those 51 fraud investigations. And an absence of any serious charges as of yet.

Or perhaps take a peek at the Koch Bros, the export of equipment to the Middle-East by the same Bros., and the absence of come-uppance for them..

But you're enough of an apologist to have some strong suspicions as to where it is you're coming from. That, and your obvious blindered over-simplifciation of the issues and desires of some within this movement.

And yes, every issue, every protest, every litigation, and every prosecution, begins with a statement of the problem. That's what's going on here. A statement of the problem. A problem that was largely being ignored by both primary political parties. Until recently. And even now, the attention is insincere.. for now.

Unfortunately, the pertinent prosecutions have been slow to come, but the fire to the feet of those who are lethargic or coopted is only beginning to be turned up.

As to my part in the economy, you are talking blindly now, as you have no idea who I am, what I do, my work history, my buying or spending habits, savings habits or anything else. You're simply guessing... Pitifully, at that.

And unlike the Koch bros. I never wined and dined SCOTUS Justices in order to undermine your representation or to marginalize your vote. But I s'pose that was all a part of them 'working hard'?

Continue in your fantasy with your ballots constructed by those who shovel vast amounts of money into a system that now bows to cash rather than the Bill of Rights or the remainder of the Constitution.

You wear blinders because you choose to.

[-] 1 points by LetsBeSerious (18) 3 years ago

actually im not old enough to vote and i dont live in the USA so your problems aren't my problems

[-] 1 points by Turtle (268) 3 years ago

Well, I guess that makes a lot of sense, considering your replies.

So, while you're trolling, perhaps you could digest this set of tid bits for a while:

FACT #1: The wealthiest 1 percent of households own 34.6 percent of all privately held wealth

FACT #2: The United States has more income and wealth inequality than most countries that have been studied, including India and China

FACT #3: Among the 299 companies listed in the S&P 500 Index, the average CEO's compensation was $11.4 million in 2010, or 343 times more than the median pay ($33,190) of American workers. The ratio of CEO pay to median worker pay was just 42:1 in 1980, and is currently 25:1 in Europe.

FACT #4: Between 1979 and 2005, the average after-tax income for the top 1 percent increased by 176 percent, compared with an increase of only 6 percent for the bottom 20 percent. Between 1990 and 2005, the purchasing power of the federal minimum wage actually declined by 9.3 percent when adjusted for inflation.

This is linked to Fact #2 below. The degree of income inequality in each country is assigned a "Gini coefficient" — a number that ranges from zero (if everyone in the country has the same income) to 1 (if one person in the country has all the income). According to data gathered by the Central Intelligence Agency for 2010, the United States has a Gini coefficient of 0.45, on par with such countries as Iran (0.44) and Mexico (0.48); this is higher than the Gini coefficients of 94 of the 134 countries that have been studied, including China (0.42) and India (0.37), and much higher than Canada, Australia and all of Europe. Sweden has the lowest Gini coefficient at 0.23.

The United States' Gini coefficient has been rising for decades; it was just 0.35 in the 1960s.

**Source: Livescience.com

Quite the industrialized, 1st-world nation we've got going here, huh?

[-] 1 points by LetsBeSerious (18) 3 years ago

too long i didnt read it

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

Here is a solution, and possibly a way to get 'the rich', and the rest of us pulling in the same direction. Modify the progressive tax curve such that those making more than X million dollars per year are in a 70% tax bracket. Then provide tax breaks of Y% to those same people -IN EVERY YEAR THE MEDIAN INCOME (median, not average) RISES BY Z percent. Maybe another break if unemployment drops below a certain percentage. Certainly a penalty for oursourcing jobs to other countries. They make more when we make more.

[-] 1 points by TarigAnter (33) from Khartoum, Khartoum 3 years ago

To achieve healthy capitalism and to protect the people from corporate abuses and corruption a new universal system of labeling of all products and services must be designed and implemented globally. The ingredients of each product or service are composed from not only the physical components but more importantly from the processes involved in the final output.

All corporations and businesses in general must be held accountable and be observed by consumers, employees, the community, and the state departments. For this purpose a tagging system shall be put in place to measure and publicize on any product and any service on the performance of the production business for the total and each of at least the following issues: Executive pay Excessive advertisement Unfair advertisement Labor welfare Unions’ participation Capital distribution Political leverage Environmental responsibility Social contributions Fair play Equal opportunities Financial transparency http://tariganter.wordpress.com/2011/10/17/ethical-corporatism-tagging-system/

[-] 1 points by amiribm (1) 3 years ago

OWS may change Mr Change... http://amiribm.spi-blog.com/

[-] 1 points by PennTellerShermerFan (13) 3 years ago

"The Difference: Barack Obama and Ron Paul": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVKSfwfy0h8

"Ron Paul Blasts Corporatism": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwwXgPiySto "Corporatism is Soft Fascism": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI6Bh971aDY

You are all on the same page (corporatists vs anti-corporatists).

"Ron Paul Says Barack Obama is "Not a Socialist" - Calls Him "Corporatist" Instead": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSaQ7WPd_LM

[-] 1 points by pegasus (1) 3 years ago

Just returned from seeing Les Miserables. Here are some lyrics for "occupiers" all over the world: " The color of the world Is changing Day by day... Red - the blood of angry men! Black - the dark of ages past! Red - a world about to dawn! Black - the night that ends at last!"

And here are lyrics which could be the 1% Theme Song: "But we're the ones who take it We're the ones who make it in the end! Watch the buggers dance Watch 'em till they drop Keep your wits about you And you stand on top! Masters of the land Always get our share Clear away the barricades And we're still there! We know where the wind is blowing Money is the stuff we smell And when we're rich as Croesus Jesus! Won't we see you all in hell!"

[-] 1 points by dnka (4) 3 years ago

ows is agood start now we must show our power. Withdraw all your accounts from bank of america if they have aright to make money the 99% have a right to take their money elseware. Lets choose a company like exxon and stop buying from them until everyone realizes that the 99% have all the power.

[-] 1 points by dnka (4) 3 years ago

ows is agood start now we must show our power. Withdraw all your accounts from bank of america if they have aright to make money the 99% have a right to take their money elseware. Lets choose a company like exxon and stop buying from them until everyone realizes that the 99% have all the power.

[-] 1 points by dnka (4) 3 years ago

ows is agood start now we must show our power. Withdraw all your accounts from bank of america if they have aright to make money the 99% have a right to take their money elseware. Lets choose a company like exxon and stop buying from them until everyone realizes that the 99% have all the power.

[-] 1 points by dnka (4) 3 years ago

ows is agood start now we must show our power. Withdraw all your accounts from bank of america if they have aright to make money the 99% have a right to take their money elseware. Lets choose a company like exxon and stop buying from them until everyone realizes that the 99% have all the power.

[-] 1 points by madeinusa (393) 3 years ago

To fight corporate media influence we need the Fairness Doctrine back:

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

[-] 1 points by mpjbay (8) 3 years ago

this needs to happen. it has been too long. we are the 99% percent and have control if we take control. i am so thankful this happening and i see this as just the beginning.

[-] 1 points by hvezda (1) from Sao Paulo, São Paulo 3 years ago
[-] 1 points by RSfromVT (2) 3 years ago

GREAT WORK!! Love and Gratitude from Central Vermont!!! <3

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

OWS could exercise more pressure on establishment : 1) collective withdrawal of 10$ from a bank on a certain date; 2) consumption strike of big companies; 3) referendum on an issue by non-conventional channel. Turn their big size into their "Achilles' heel"

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

OWS could now be more efficient on exercising pressure on establishment : 1) collective withdrawal of 10$ from a bank on a certain date; 2) consumption strike of big companies; 3) referendum on an issue by non-conventional channel. Turn their big size into their "Achilles' heel"

[-] 1 points by hopeemily (3) from Dragør, Capital Region of Denmark 3 years ago

We had a turnout in Copenhagen too! Here's a link to some photos! http://www.flickr.com/photos/bjerring/6246313973/ http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-689340?ref=feeds/oncnn

[-] 1 points by brandonbradley (1) from Phoenix, AZ 3 years ago

Here is the live Feed for Occupy Phoenix: http://downtowndevil.com/2011/10/15/15082/phoenix-occupy-protest/ Since there is no where in the city you can apparently legally camp, police have arrested those that tried to stay through the night.

.... So much for public spaces.

[-] 1 points by Turtle (268) 3 years ago

This is incredible!!

We are so proud for and of you!! Our hearts are warmed, our eyes clouded by the outpouring of tears of joy this day has brought!!

Bless you all! Bless you all!! Bless you all!!

[-] 1 points by 0moom0 (6) 3 years ago

beta democracy

[-] 1 points by MadAsHellInTX (598) from Shepherd, TX 3 years ago

Banksters, trying to slay this particular dragon with the pinpricks of crude insults and smatterings of frothing rhetoric, only amuses the dragon and betrays your fear. The dragon isn't scared of you, you are afraid of the dragon. The dragon is bigger than you, it's smarter than you, it's stronger than you, it's tougher than you, it's in your face, and it's not going away. It grows stronger and ever more powerful by the day. It's announcing it's presence with the earthshaking roar of it's People's Voice, while it patiently waits for you to make a fatal mistake. Then, it shall pounce, and eat you alive. It can wait, it has nothing to lose by waiting, yet much to gain; the taste of your defeat is to be savored, for you have grown fat and complacent on the hoard you have stolen from it. What better prey for this noble creature but the king of thieves?

This great purple dragon is your creation, birthed of the blood of your crimes, and your abuses as a bully. This dragon is your greatest nightmare come to life, and it knows your weaknesses better than you do. It smells your fear, and it finds the scent delicious.

Behold, know the name and nature of your failure! This dragon is called Movement, Occupy, OWS, and formally, Unity. It is a vast legion, yet one, and it can't be bribed, coerced, purchased, destroyed, conquered, divided, or diminished. It embodies a cohesion, a purpose, a drive, an energy, that you will never know or have, much less comprehend. It cares not for your lust and greed; it is above such petty things, and that is the source of it's dominion over you. To the dragon, you deserve no more respect than a virus. It views your actions and words with contempt, for you are nothing before it.

[-] 1 points by MadAsHellInTX (598) from Shepherd, TX 3 years ago

Let me explain the prose here. This was written by a friend of mine, who's a lot better at words than I'll ever be. She took all that's been happening at OWS and in the movement, the purple OWS GA decided was to be the official color of the movement, and gave us a symbol, something to rally around. Unity the dragon, cause all of us as one are a powerful force to be reckoned with, and not to be taken lightly. When Unity roars with our single voice, he's too loud to be ignored.

Enjoy. This is a gift from the heart. :)

[-] 1 points by MadAsHellInTX (598) from Shepherd, TX 3 years ago

Unity shakes the world with it's roar tonight. The world is in awe, and the thieves tremble. :)

[-] 1 points by mels (15) 3 years ago

Recommend for everybody the book

"From Dictatorship to Democracy" by Gene Sharp Available for free download from http://www.aeinstein.org/organizations/org/FDTD.pdf

This book was written by the professor in political science (U. Mass.), an expert in nonviolent resistance. Though the book was written to assist the fight against dictatorships in the developing countries, most of the methods discussed in that book are applicable for the struggle against dictatorship of the corporations and financial institutions in the United States. The methods discussed in that book will allow You to avoid unnecessary legal risks and maximize public support.

[-] 1 points by MadAsHellInTX (598) from Shepherd, TX 3 years ago

Momentum! Occupy The Planet!

It's our world and we're taking it back!

[-] 1 points by mels (15) 3 years ago

Think that the first and the foremost important thing we should demand is a modification of the election process. As of now, in the congress and in the government there is NO any representatives of the "99%". Even the democrats are members of the "elite" 1%-class (Do You beleive they will ever approve any really "anti-elite" law ?). And this situation is not a occasional: with modern system only the candidates heavily sponsored by large corporations have chances to win.

We MUST request that private sponsoring of election campaign should be completely banned and that all candidates should get equal chances. This will open the door for the true representatives of 99% to the White House.

[-] 1 points by chango (26) 3 years ago

time for some creative folks to wreak havoc on the financial computer systems. the 1% parasites need to feel it where it hurts, their pockets. they only see this movement as venting of the peasants and slaves. they are betting that the cold will make it all go away. the streets are ruled by the jackbooted thugs of nypd but the digital world they dont understand. this is the weakness of the enemy. exploit it and make them feel it. the objective is to get the govts attention since they gave wall street free reign. do this and watch!

[-] 1 points by chango (26) 3 years ago

the 1% have sent there jackbooted thugs to end this movement. they are getting scared and just hoping it all goes away. the nypd rec'd over $1m from JP Morgan in equipment to "thank them" for protecting the public. the nypd is bought and paid for by these parasites.

[-] 1 points by 4PeasInMyPod (5) 3 years ago

"......... the world will rise up as one and say, "We have had enough! We are a new beginning, a global fight on on all fronts that will usher in an era of shared prosperity, respect, mutual aid, and dignity."

I know I'm not the only one to secretly think this is the beginning of a new era, with global changes for the world and its' people. So not only am I going to admit it here but I'm going to voice my opinion to whoever I'm talking with.

Never before in human history have we been able to unite worldwide instantly, as we can right here and right now, thanks to technology.

Get rid of any preconceived thoughts about the limits, maybe all the limits have fallen away.

I can do something to change the world for the better. You can too. I have the power to better the life of a fellow human being. So do you.

Each one of us on our own may not accomplish much, but together - is there anything we can't do?

The next time someone says "Think outside the box." just reply "What box?"

[-] 2 points by MadAsHellInTX (598) from Shepherd, TX 3 years ago

Power of the people + power of the network = infinite possibility :)

[-] 1 points by nparker (39) 3 years ago

THIS IS THE ANTHEM FOR THE MOVEMENT. PLEASE WATCH AND PASS IT ON.

htttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23h7sGh6xIw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

[-] 1 points by mserfas (652) from Ashland, PA 3 years ago

I hope you mean "two entire trains"? Filling two entire subway cars wouldn't really wow me.

[-] 1 points by peacejam (114) 3 years ago

Wow, amazing so many people are gathering under the same movement globally. i know we have many differences in our statements all across he world, but i'm blown away to see such solidarity globally, what, for the first time ever?

[-] 1 points by Turtle (268) 3 years ago

Thank you for the most provoking, moving, and solidifying photographs I have seen in many years.

The turn-out around the world brings tears of joy and relief. Truly.

Bless you all. Bless you forever. Stay safe and strong in your hearts, minds, convictions, and knowledge.

We are coming to you.

[-] 1 points by Korsen (53) from Fairfield, CT 3 years ago

I think it's funny they'll throw that many police against peaceful occupation in citibank, while dozens of people are probably out right now committing murder and selling large quantities of drugs because there's nobody out looking for them... man their priorities are fucked up...

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

do not underestimate the enemy. this babylon of property rights and our slavery is 5000 years old. the prophecy of revelation is key. cannabis is the tree of life FOR THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS. there shall be no more curse, no more slavery so with our jobs automated we demand our rightful share of that means of production. child protection will destroy christianity just as surely as womens liberation will destroy islam. both the bible and the koran end with cannabis growing everywhere. so lets keep marching and drumming and chanting until we bring down the walls of this babylon. lets INTRODUCE DEMOCRACY TO AMERICA!!!

[-] 2 points by 4PeasInMyPod (5) 3 years ago

"cannabis is the tree of life FOR THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS''

I wonder why cannabis is outlawed almost everywhere in the entire world, could it because cannabis IS so powerful?

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

cannabis is the holy communion. the cloud that guides by day the fire that guides by night. cannabis is brain food. alcohol is a chemical lobotomy the compulsory communion. cannabis is the tree of life growing in the midst of the streets ie in people's houses, and on either side of the river (on both sides of the tracks) means in all classes of society. all cannabis charges are MALICIOUS PROSECUTIONS. the end of cannabis prohibition is the RAPTURE. cannabis improves the quality of life!!!!!

[-] 1 points by changeisfact (3) 3 years ago

Mankind has reached at such a point where no proggress is possible with in such a system where the purpose of all economical activities are just personal which results in social upheavals like OWS is going on every where in the world. If the 1% percent and thier puppets in parliament are unhappy with the way of our protestes. So they should try to free their minds from the clutch of greed and selfishness but sory to say, in general, it is impossible for them to do so. thats why they have been throwing their dirts on us from generations to generations and whenever we raised our rights they dodged us in the beautifull hollow solgans of patteriotism ,race,religion and nationalism etc . If such slogans were the solutions, then why mums are bringing their lovely youngs in demonstrations where police savagely ride their motor bikes over the protesters and hit them on the faces ? Todays demonstration across the world have wiped up the blind faith in capitalism. If capitalism were still useful so world would have been peaceful .

[-] 1 points by madeinusa (393) 3 years ago

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders sharply criticized Democratic Party supporters online and in the media who have tried to turn the ongoing Occupy Wall Street, Occupy America, and October 2011 demonstrations across America into an appeal to vote Democrat and reelect President Obama in 2012.

Many of the protesters have expressed their disgust with two-party politics and the influence of corporate money. Organizers have rejected attempts to shoehorn the movement into any party and assert that the protesters come from diverse political persuasions.

Greens, who are participating in the protests and among the organizers, have pointed to the Green Party’s alternative vision for America, as expressed in the Green New Deal and on the party’s web site.

The Green Party offers a platform for peace, economic security for working people, millions of new green jobs in conservation and clean energy development, an end to fossil fuel addiction, real steps for curbing global climate change and restoring the health of the planet, universal health care (Medicare For All), and reforms that would limit the power of corporations and restore the promise of participatory democracy and fair elections. Green candidates do not accept corporate money.

[-] 1 points by changeisfact (3) 3 years ago

we have at the point where v should go for social bailout by taking all the banks and other productive and sevices sectors in wokers ownership.

[-] 1 points by ctompkins2760 (4) 3 years ago

How many people in the park?

[-] 1 points by buvo (8) from Skopje, Aerodrom 3 years ago
[-] 1 points by ctompkins2760 (4) 3 years ago

How I wish i was there!!

[-] 1 points by buvo (8) from Skopje, Aerodrom 3 years ago
[-] 1 points by ctompkins2760 (4) 3 years ago

AWESOME!!!!

[-] 1 points by buvo (8) from Skopje, Aerodrom 3 years ago

we must change it,we must be united no matter rase, religion or color...what is enough is enough...food for the masses and equality..peace people and hallo from Macedonia..we gathered here too

[-] 1 points by ctompkins2760 (4) 3 years ago

How many marchers?

[-] 1 points by DonHawkins (37) 3 years ago

We human's have been on Earth now about 150,000 years and now it begins not myth and illusion but truth and knowledge.

[-] 1 points by madeinusa (393) 3 years ago

True patriots buy products Made in USA. Support your friends and neighbors. Our country first. No globalization, no deregulation.

[-] 2 points by bjanarch (23) 3 years ago

My brother, it's not about patriotism, it's not about national, religious, or political pride. It's about being a human. It's about wanting what's best for the people, what's best for life around he world, no matter where, no matter what form. The American system needs to be fixed because it has so much control over the rest of the world. That being said, the way in which it needs to be fixed is that it needs to re-grow in a way that is both sustainable and unharmful to the people that do not have the privilege of holding American citizenships.

[-] 1 points by madeinusa (393) 3 years ago

I agree but we need to start here before the rich in the usa take over the world. Its happening when the same exact things are happening in other countries too. I say "true patriot" because I am sick of a group (corporate tea party) that claims to be patriots but tells us free markets are more important than the people of USA and jobs and they also tell us buying chinese products are good. This is anti american.

[-] 1 points by notaneoliberal (2269) 3 years ago

Free Market is a euphemism for freedom to exploit and enslave.

[-] 1 points by Vet4Peace (32) 3 years ago

I understand and empathize. An observation I've made is that those you speak of use the same short patriotic phrases that they've been taught by the Koch Bros. of Kansas and the John Birch Society(remember the "red menace") thru "Americans for Prosperity". It's not grassroots, it's "Astroturf". Anything with the word "free" is appealing and so is useful in propaganda. As is "patriot" or "Tea Party". Free trade is not fair trade. We, American workers, can not compete w/ slave labor. Like the Uzbek children who are forced into the cotton fields to harvest cotton so children and people who are beaten for trying organize in Bangladesh can make crappy clothes for Walmart. What if it were illegal to import or sell products made by excessive exploitation. We ban ivory to protect elephants. We pass laws in this country to protect our environment and our labor force from excessive exploitation. Our trade policies need to restrain those who would exploit us here from exploiting others elsewhere. China is evolving and has excepted and is adapting to global warming. Soon, they, too, will take their freedoms. One thing's for sure, it's not Communism. Chairman Mao is rolling in his grave. I never would have believed that the Chinese would allow exploitation of their workers. Peace

[-] 2 points by Urbanleaf (4) 3 years ago

I like this and have a few small words to add. You want to help change things? Start by pulling your money from the stock market. It's fictitious; Pull money from banks and put them in credit unions. Better yet, demand public banking where you live. (See North Dakota, no recession) Lastly, buy locally. If you buy from a local farmer, you know where your money is going and how your food was made.

[-] 2 points by madeinusa (393) 3 years ago

I agree. I buy dairy and veg from the local farmers in NY and bypass the stores who are ripping off the farmers.

[-] 1 points by DonHawkins (37) 3 years ago

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee."

Donne lived in Tudor and Stewart England, and at that time the tolling of church bells, to mark various events, was an important feature of daily life. The tolling referred to in the quotation is, of course, that of funeral bells. Donne's view, which has, oddly for a 17th century Christian, much in common with 21st century eastern religions, was that all people are socially and religiously interconnected; for example, the contemporary Buddhist view is demonstrated by the reply given by the Dalai Lama, when asked during a visit to Northern Island how the warring Protestants and Catholics could co-exist: "Remember we are all one - all the same". Donne seems to be saying, whatever affects one affects us all. This is highlighted by the famous 'no man is an island' line at the beginning of the 'for whom the bells tolls' paragraph.

[-] 1 points by Vicewatch (43) 3 years ago

Let the global cleanup begin -- occupiers, you mop my world!

[-] 0 points by RichieRich (0) 3 years ago

Dear 99%,

I am the 1%. Most likely, I donate millions of dollars to charities every year. Yeah, I have my one bedroom apartment in Manhattan but I also may have paid for your (and your friends') college education. $100,000 scholarship to a top college! Say it ain't so! Hey, this foundation offers over one hundred (anonymous) $100,000 scholarships to low-income students! Amazing! What else do they do with $30M?

Well, they might pay for AIDS medications in Africa. Or perhaps they provide (anonymous) grants to fund creative work. Hey, I also hear they (anonymously) fund scientific research! Those smart science guys could find cures for diseases! Thanks rich person for funding scientific research!

Wait, I thought these rich people sat on their fat asses all day, smoked cigars ans bought yachts? I've never even been on a yacht. Who the f*** would want to own a yacht anyway?

The Top 1%

[-] 1 points by MadAsHellInTX (598) from Shepherd, TX 3 years ago

"Well, they might pay for AIDS medications in Africa. Or perhaps they provide (anonymous) grants to fund creative work. Hey, I also hear they (anonymously) fund scientific research! Those smart science guys could find cures for diseases! Thanks rich person for funding scientific research!"

That's cool, and I'm all behind the sciences. It pisses me off that deranged bible slapping pricks want to kill scientific education and research, and push 'intelligent design' bullshit, which is neither intelligent nor scientific in it's place. And we both know that a rocket isn't launched on dimes, and they don't put ignorant bibleslappers in the space shuttle.

Now then, bring my job back, and I won't have to kick your ass and take your wallet.

[-] 0 points by RichieRich (0) 3 years ago

Sorry, I find homeless, starving children in Ethiopia to be a bit more deserving of mt funds at this time. But hey, you can get a nursing degree img only two years from a technical school and come and work overseas with AIDS patients. Maybe then you'll realize that you don't really have it THAT bad.

The Top 1%

[-] 2 points by attorneysomewhere (22) 3 years ago

I find this personally amusing. I like how people keep calling themselves the "job creators", yet when job demand versus unemployment is staggering, they have the nerve to tell you, "I find X to be better use of my funds than you." Don't tell people to get a job out of one corner of your mouth and then chastize them from the other when they aren't able to find one due to the current economy, executives slipping more into their pocket and less into their company's coffers, or just general outsourcing of jobs for tax/fair wage evasion. (Gotta afford that salary at the expense of something, after all.)

By the by, though, would those charities you donate to happen to be tax deductible? Philanthropic and commendable as it may be, it's hard to act the martyr when you're getting kickbacks as a result of your actions.

[-] 2 points by MadAsHellInTX (598) from Shepherd, TX 3 years ago

Oh, forget this chump. I bet only work the bastard ever did was getting up to go take a shit, and he bitched about having to wipe his own ass. Hell, maybe he got Jeeves to wipe his ass. I hope Jeeves told him to go fuck himself.

The saying goes that you'll never know a guy till you walk a mile in his shoes. This fool isn't fit to fill my boots. He'll never get what this is about, he doesn't live in the real world, wondering where his next meal is coming from, or losing sleep, or hearing the repo man banging on his door, or worrying if he'll have a door come next month. Nope, he whips out the mastercard and it's all magically taken care of.

The mastercard ain't gonna make Unity the Purple Dragon go away. Unity is getting hungry, hear him roar tonight. America-hating fat cat is on the menu.

[-] 2 points by MadAsHellInTX (598) from Shepherd, TX 3 years ago

How delightfully snobbish of you. Just so you know, I was one of those guys that made great quality electronics, right here in the once good ol' USA, you know, the country you and your friends smashed to bits cause you couldn't stand to be patriots.

Alrighty then, this is going to be fun. Unfortunately, not for you. Enjoy the fireworks as we take it back, buddy.

[-] 0 points by fredz36 (0) 3 years ago

it`s time ,you Paunchy Americans kill each other like dogs for a piece of bone.

[-] 0 points by DonHawkins (37) 3 years ago

“All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated…As therefore the bell that rings to a sermon, calls not upon the preacher only, but upon the congregation to come: so this bell calls us all: but how much more me, who am brought so near the door by this sickness….No man is an island, entire of itself…any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”

[-] -1 points by davidking (-1) 3 years ago

OWS, join Obama Supporters Videos/ Song! I believe Barack Obama will be known as the M.L.K. of our day & will continue to bring the world together to progress it like never before. In my own way, I want to play a big part in this major place in our history. People need help all around the world. There's one song for everyone & everything! For Obama 2012, I'm inviting Occupy Wall Street to be in my Obama Supporters Videos/ Song of celebrities, people of places named after Obama & Obama supporters posting a video of themselves singing the chorus of Obama For The World (world's Obama tribute song)! ITunes! For Obama's change & America's freedom! 50% of the sales will go to OWS protesters & Obama For America. Just video everyone in every Wall Street Occupy protest singing (in unison) the chorus of Obama For The World. You will eventually have to support Obama for 2012. The Republicans sure aren't going to support your causes. You're the answer to the Tea Party! Now answer back, singing Obama For The World! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=KaAeSaj-xJc http://nycga.cc/donate https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/davidking http://www.tunecore.com/music/david-king

[-] -1 points by davidking (-1) 3 years ago

OWS, join Obama Supporters Videos/ Song! I believe Barack Obama will be known as the M.L.K. of our day & will continue to bring the world together to progress it like never before. In my own way, I want to play a big part in this major place in our history. People need help all around the world. There's one song for everyone & everything! For Obama 2012, I'm inviting Occupy Wall Street to be in my Obama Supporters Videos/ Song of celebrities, people of places named after Obama & Obama supporters posting a video of themselves singing the chorus of Obama For The World (world's Obama tribute song)! ITunes! For Obama's change & America's freedom! 50% of the sales will go to OWS protesters & Obama For America. Just video everyone in every Wall Street Occupy protest singing (in unison) the chorus of Obama For The World. You will eventually have to support Obama for 2012. The Republicans sure aren't going to support your causes. You're the answer to the Tea Party! Now answer back, singing Obama For The World! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=KaAeSaj-xJc http://nycga.cc/donate https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/davidking http://www.tunecore.com/music/david-king

[-] -1 points by getoffyourassandwork (0) 3 years ago

You guys should march due west into the river

[-] 2 points by struggleforfreedom80 (6584) 3 years ago

A common reaction from people who have ran out of arguments and realize that their opponents are winning. We´re growing and growing - we´ve gone global; nothing can stop us now!

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

OWS, join Obama Supporters Videos/ Song! I believe Barack Obama will be known as the M.L.K. of our day & will continue to bring the world together to progress it like never before. In my own way, I want to play a big part in this major place in our history. People need help all around the world. There's one song for everyone & everything! For Obama 2012, I'm inviting Occupy Wall Street to be in my Obama Supporters Videos/ Song of celebrities, people of places named after Obama & Obama supporters posting a video of themselves singing the chorus of Obama For The World (world's Obama tribute song)! ITunes! For Obama's change & America's freedom! 50% of the sales will go to OWS protesters & Obama For America. Just video everyone in every Wall Street Occupy protest singing (in unison) the chorus of Obama For The World. You will eventually have to support Obama for 2012. The Republicans sure aren't going to support your causes. You're the answer to the Tea Party! Now answer back, singing Obama For The World! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=KaAeSaj-xJc http://nycga.cc/donate https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/davidking http://www.tunecore.com/music/david-king

[-] 2 points by notaneoliberal (2269) 3 years ago

Obama just pushed through 3 free trade agreements. More neoliberalism. Obama is no MLK.

[-] 2 points by mattyg (2) 3 years ago

obama's cabinet is full of bankers.

This makes me very nervous -- if the democratic party effectively re-routes and tames the anger and frustration of the occupy movement (which they will certainly try to do in the coming months) we will lose our force and ideological diversity. Neither parties have worked for us in the past, why should they start now? That is, unless we can be more powerful than their corporate constituents.