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Our Revolution is Global: Solidarity With Occupy Russia

Posted 12 years ago on May 12, 2012, 1:10 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

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Protesters in Moscow are occupying Chistye Prudy square under a statue of Kazakh poet Abai. #OccupyAbai is demanding free and fair elections after the third fraudulent election of President Vladimir Putin. On Sunday, the eve of Putin’s inauguration, tens of thousands of people occupied streets in Chinatown and elsewhere in Moscow. In scenes reminiscent of Bahrain or Oakland, police brutally attacked the peaceful demonstrations with batons. Hundreds were arrested, but thousands persisted - taking the streets during the day, and occupying squares at night. Although police have banned tents, the occupiers have adopted mobile tactics using sleeping bags and generators to disperse and re-occupy when evicted by police. Social media covering the protests has been targeted and heavily repressed; last weekend, two of the largest global livestreaming websites (Ustream and Bambuser) went offline due to DDoS attacks on opposition livestreamers in Moscow.

Today, Occupy Abai is marching in solidarity with the indignad@s, Occupy, and allied social movements in the #12M Global Day of Action.

#OccupyRussia on Facebook



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[-] 2 points by Jessicawilde23 (6) 12 years ago

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[-] 2 points by Bighead1883 (285) 12 years ago

And so it goes on,the worlds corporate media calling the mass demonstrations in Spain as a protest by the"indignants".The absolute denial of this being an affiliated Occupy Movement where a world wide protest against the crocked Financial Institutions running countries unelected and having socialised debt and privatised profits is coming to an end.AS this Occupy Movement grows this denial by corporate run media against the legitimate concern of the 99% for the usury imposed by the bailed out banks will be seen to be the evil it really is.As laws have been passed to aid and abet the Kleptocrats,so too they can be reversed.Also they can be reversed in retrospect,because the Investment Banks broke many laws prior to having them changed by complicit and complacent governments.The crooks are still embezzling it all,they call it a 'bonus'.They still manipulate the stock and money markets,now by HFT and selling what they do not have[shorting].These inside traders have brought the whole world to it`s knees by their greed even to the stage of where a job is only for the few.http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-05-13/one-year-on-spains-indignants-take-to-the-streets/4007918

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

Just a tip: There is no actually Chinatown in Moscow. Name of this place origins from slavic "Кита" [Kita] - a Wall, which sounds similiar to "Китай" [Kitai] - China. So it's actually means 'City beyond the wall' and should be directly transliterated as 'Kitai-Gorod' for use in english texts.

[-] 2 points by ShubeLMorgan2 (1088) from New York, NY 12 years ago

Putin won. He's defending his country. Don't go State Department on us, please.

[-] 1 points by HelenaSun (7) 12 years ago

"Opposition" in Moscow stands for freedom for the rich and NATO, the U.S. government funded it. Tycoon Prokhorov, participated in its meetings. It is called "mink revolution" What do it with the movement OccupyWallStreet? 18% of the population of Russia supports its slogan "Russia without Putin", 67% are against it


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

If you understand who's who of the organizers of the Sabbath, it is unlikely that these will be to post the news on its website.






[-] 0 points by infonomics (393) 12 years ago

Putin's inaugural motorcade looked so phony without a corridor of people.


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

Putin is a communist. It carries out mass repressions against the opposition of the capitalist. From morning to evening with media screens spread communist propaganda, criticism of the oligarchs and curses against the Right Opposition. Putin's policies is a direct continuation of the policy of the USSR. Against which the protest is directed is unclear, as the main enemies of democracy - the Communists, backed by Putin. Who then are the protesters? Among the opponents of Putin have left a lot of people like Putin himself.

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

ahahaha... Putin is a communist? =))) Funny to hear that. Already 20 years communists is in opposition in Russia. Becouse the authority has been usurped in 1993 and has since in Russia been established kleptocratic dictatorship.

[-] -1 points by GreatTrue1 (0) 12 years ago

I do not see anything funny. Putin years of communist opposition reared by hand while directing all their propaganda machine on the right, the bourgeois opposition. Socialists and Communists support Putin. Putin also supports the theory of inferiority and inadequacy of European nations, which prevails in its media. Too bad that some of the European left and all the forces of Nazi sympathy to Putin and his policies.


[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 12 years ago

Luv U 2.


Examples of QUISLING

<warned that all quislings would be punished without mercy>

Origin of QUISLING Vidkun Quisling †1945 Norwegian politician who collaborated with the Nazis First Known Use: 1940 Related to QUISLING Synonyms: apostate, backstabber, betrayer, double-crosser, double-dealer, Judas, traitor, recreant, serpent, snake, turncoat



Sounds just like you and your blind marching crew of greedy corrupt criminal supporters.

Good one.

Thanks for raising your hand and waving for those who might not have recognized you yet.

OH - BTW this is OWS.org I think they would likely get rid of me if I were the enemy of the movements against greed corruption and crime.

OH & BTW - my posts and comments are available for any one to review who would like to take the time and look them up.

[-] 2 points by HelenaSun (7) 12 years ago

What are you smoking? Communists are in opposition


[-] 2 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 12 years ago

What difference does it make if he's a communist? Putin represents a trade off between security and liberties. We are experiencing the same dilemma in the US. Everyone in Russia knows Putin's story but many are second guessing the security versus liberties deal. It's not about ideology.

[-] 2 points by HelenaSun (7) 12 years ago

People compare Putin and Yeltsin, Putin has continued a lot of what Yeltsin did, but at least he has started paying pensions and salaries to teachers and somehow defends the interests of Russia Yeltsin's followers are at the head of "opposition" Russian people do not support them.

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

I'm personally glad Putin is cracking down on all the riff raff and gays in his homeland. If only we had that kind of courageous leader over here...


[-] 2 points by HelenaSun (7) 12 years ago

A "girl" from the video - the guy from the crowd who threw stones at police

[-] 2 points by HelenaSun (7) 12 years ago

it is a lie. The demonstrators attacked the police, they used gas and Molotov cocktails. I've seen it in direct on-line broadcasts. You can see numerous video clips on YouTube

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

Could we please stop calling them batons? Let's say what they really are: clubs! The police are beating us with clubs. A baton is something my 8-yr old cousin twirls in her girl scout parade. A club is what the thug in riot gear uses to try to split your head open.