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Retribution Against the Financial Elite

This Weekend: Reclaim Zuccotti Park

Posted 10 months ago on May 31, 2013, 6:34 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: reoccupy, liberty square, direct action

Wall Street's power has gone unchallenged for too long!

Starting Saturday June 1st, 2013, Occupy will be holding a homecoming celebration in Zuccotti Park, NYC to occupy the space where our movement began. By day we will celebrate and reconnect with old friends to plan the future of this movement, and by night we will take a militant stand against the NYPD to assert our right to exist in public spaces (nonviolently of course).

If you have questions or need help, please call: +1 (516) 708-4777

Schedule

Saturday, June 1st

9AM: Convergence Begins! Bring your signs, your opinions, your children – bring your willingness to support your fellow human beings and speak truth to power! Bring your books, to rebuild the People’s Library… and your willingness to read and share, to compare facts and help identify where things went wrong so we can put things right together!

Noon: Protest In Solidarity with Istanbul Gezi Parki Occupiers. A peaceful international solidarity event, with the goal to direct public attention to Istanbul Gezi Parki protests and consequent police brutality of AKP/Erdogan government! For more information, see the facebook event.

6PM: People’s Assembly! Come be a part of political dissent and talk to others in a non-oppressive, horizontal assembly. We invite performers, musicians, puppeteers and artists to come perform at the assembly. We will be fluid and will respond to the needs of the community in stewarding the assembly. Simply raising your voice in public and saying “Enough!” can be a radically transformative act, and our voice shared together is a mighty thing to behold! For more information on The People’s Assembly, visit this facebook event page.

Sleeping on the sidewalk as an act of protest is completely legal.

8PM: Sleep Cell Convergence! Occupy Wall Street changed the conversation by putting our bodies on the line in protest to the corruption we see eroding the very world around us, and while a mass re-occupation effort at Liberty Square will end only with police violence and put us in harm’s way in the attempt, smaller groups acting on a temporary basis with greater mobility can succeed far more effectively at spreading our message and challenging the worldview that is tearing us apart.

When the sun sets on Saturday, all who are willing to take hard ground and take a stand will converge together to decide their targets and their tactics autonomously without central direction – a process that can’t be predicted and prepared against by the NYPD. No experience necessary – we will be spreading legal training and our experience in what has worked (and what has not worked) in past efforts by mixing NYC sleep-cell activists in each group as-needed, so that locals and visitors, new activists and experienced Sleepful Protestors can work together keeping each other safe and achieving the objective. We also encourage you to read the zine Basic Blockading by Delia Smith.

Sunday, June 2nd

9AM: Convergence Begins Again! Each and every day, we will meet in Liberty Plaza to reclaim the public forum and work together to change the world!

2PM: Planning Meeting for Monday, June 3rd Direct Action. We are seeking to re-commit to a weekly direct action in the Financial District, to make our voices echo against the walls of power and overcome them by overcoming the culture that allows them to be in the first place! Join us in determining how together we will stand up to Wall Street and their captured politicians in Washington!

8PM: Sleep Cell Convergence! Liberty Plaza is the home of Occupy Wall Street, but we express our power by direct action, and sleep on the streets as a political action to expose the corrosion that is corrupting our world. Our targets may consistently change, but we can always be found here first as we choose our actions of resistance on a nightly basis!

Monday, June 3rd

9AM: Convergence For Direct Action! While the details of this action are still being planned and will not be finalized before we as a wider whole have come together to agree upon how we are going to work together in resistance on Sunday, we will be meeting at Liberty Plaza at 9AM no matter which target is selected and what the nature of the action is – our resistance effort will be in the heart of the Financial District, and we will meet at Liberty Plaza and march together from there.

8PM: Sleep Cell Convergence! Liberty Plaza is the home of Occupy Wall Street, but we express our power by direct action, and sleep on the streets as a political action to expose the corrosion that is corrupting our world. Our targets may consistently change, but we can always be found here first as we choose our actions of resistance on a nightly basis!

For more information visit the organizing website.

Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at livestream.com

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[-] 6 points by beautifulworld (20418) 10 months ago

Awesome! Go for it. Do it for the 99%!

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (17766) 10 months ago

''Do It For The 99%'' !!! ~{:-) & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7CfyFT7G1c !! Solidaridad Siempre !

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20418) 10 months ago

Nice, :). Solidarity with occupiers around the globe today!

[-] 6 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

The dead bull - now THAT is a BEAUTIFUL picture.

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (17766) 10 months ago

Brilliant Image !!! Also Taksim Square in Istanbul has just been retaken after Police Retreat !!

Celebrations & Festival Atmosphere Now ! Hundreds of thousands all over Turkey rose up :-)

@ OWS, OTS & all in Zucotti today : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7CfyFT7G1c ~*~

SOLIDARITY & DAYANISMA @ US ALL, EVERYWHERE - OCCUPY ALL STREETS !!!

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 months ago

I was walking south down Broadway figuring i would get a cup of coffee before going to Zuccotti Park, and about a block away i could hear a roar going up

I canceled the coffee and continued to the park. I was amazed. It was packed with so many good people.

~Odin~

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

A healthy start to June!

[-] -2 points by hamletandcornell (-27) 10 months ago

I don't like dead animals. I get the picture, it works as a metaphor for a dead Wall Street, but still, I don't like dead animals. I would have liked to see many bulls running through the Wall Street district instead. Kind of a Spanish thing. As in, we the people are taking over! The dead bull shows things after the fact, not much energy. Having bulls running through the streets would have primed people for protest. It would have provided energy! Still the image works. Not very imaginative, but it works.

Or the bulls could have represented Wall Street execs running away as the human protesters invaded Wall Street.

[-] 3 points by windyacres (1002) 10 months ago

Maybe a even better picture would be of him turned into a steer! He's still healthy but he can't screw anything.

[-] 3 points by muzoid (4) from Redmond, WA 10 months ago

This might sound crazy but you need to try to get the police on your side. They are part of the 99% too. I've worked with Seattle Hempfest and we've found that an open dialogue with the cops goes a long way. You can convince them to work with you and even for you when they realize it's in their best interest also.

[-] 2 points by aramiska (19) 10 months ago

True, we remind the NY police of Occupy Sandy and those neighbourhoods on Staten Island and Breezy that are all NYPD homesteads, Occupy was the first responder and most willing provider. Not FEMA not Red Cross, not NGOs, not Govt. NYPD have seen how the karmic wheel turns and Zuccotti expects mutual respect and assistance from them in return, now.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

GR8 point - the powers that be left them out in the cold after Sandy - but OWS did not.

[-] 0 points by hamletandcornell (-27) 10 months ago

True indeed. I wish the above article didn't state this.

and by night we will take a militant stand against the NYPD to assert our right to exist in public spaces

It's kind of a taunt against police before the fact. The police aren't even there yet. Nobody really knows how they will react. Perhaps militant actions against them won't be necessary. Perhaps they would like to be friendly because of what Occupy did for Sandy. With such a taunt it's hard to know. If the police read this, they'll be ready for some "action".

We should always assume to best from others.

[-] 1 points by hamletandcornell (-27) 10 months ago

and by night we will take a militant stand against the NYPD

Occupy organizers already expect a clash with police. If you want the police to have mutual respect, then you shouldn't draw first blood by taking a militant stance.

What you must understand is that Occupy Sandy is completely different than Occupy doing occupations and mass strikes. The goal of Occupy Sandy is to help the populace directly. The same could be said of many Occupy offshoots like the Rolling Jubilee used to strike debt. When Occupy occupies parks, calls for mass strikes, occupies ports, etc... it wants to replicate what happened in May 68 in France. It wants the government to fall to its knees. The May 68 protest started from mass rage against the way people were treated by police. The best thing that could happen would be for the police to mess up. It happened at UC Davis, but, unfortunately, not enough people were outraged and went to the streets.

Announcing the taking of a militant stance against the NYPD before they are even there is a taunt.

[-] -1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 10 months ago

The proper way to protest is to expose the object of injustice, in our case corporate/government corruption. Protest at Wall Street, the Capitol, and the White House.

If we become the object of injustice by blockading ports, or bridges, or traffic, we defeat our message by trampling on the rights of the innocent. In effect we become terrorists.

[-] 0 points by hamletandcornell (-27) 10 months ago

If we become the object of injustice by blockading ports, or bridges, or traffic, we defeat our message by trampling on the rights of the innocent. In effect we become terrorists.

This is but a question of numbers. If only a few do these things, then yes, we are seen as terrorists. But, if the majority rises up against injustice in this way, then we are seen as revolutionary heroes. It's very relative.

The problem is we didn't get the numbers like in the Arab Spring protests or May 68. Take the student protests in Montreal last summer. At first, they were targeted by the media as being terrorists. But, eventually the numbers grew high enough that they were perceived as young heroes fighting against government oppression. In the end, the government had to step down and call a new election.

The other relative aspect is whether or not the people (government) we fight against is considered oppressive. Even with small numbers of people, if the vast majority consider the government as being oppressive, then the people in the street will not be considered terrorists. They will be considered heroes. A good example is Nelson Mandela. His groups bombed buildings like post offices and banks. They never killed anyone because they always made sure the buildings were unoccupied. Because they were fighting the colonialist invaders, they were not perceived as being terrorists by many of the people. Now, Mandela is perceived as being a hero who freed his people.

Many did perceive Occupy's early actions as being those of terrorists, but that's only because we didn't have large enough numbers supporting us.

In any case, we are now doing things very differently which is good. Our reputation could have been tarnished completely. Luckily it wasn't.

[-] -1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 10 months ago

When the majority become terrorists, then we have gone from the frying pan into the fire.

[-] 0 points by hamletandcornell (-27) 10 months ago

If a girl is being raped by five men and the others in the village use force to stop those men, are they terrorists?

If a government is corrupting laws to rape the people and enrich itself, are the people terrorist if they rise against it?

Terrorism is a very relative word. You need to look at the context. Occupy blocking a port was considered a type of terrorist act because not enough people considers that the government is raping us. However, the people who blocked that port do consider this. That's why they did it. If the whole country would have risen with them, they would have been deemed heroes. It's a question of numbers and interpretation.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

It is more of a question of awareness as to what is going on in the world around you. Just because you may be doing fine does not mean that everyone is doing fine. Protests work to make people wake the fuck up and have a good look around themselves.

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[-] 0 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 10 months ago

Are the five men terrorists, of course not.

Terrorism is not a relative term. Because the U.S. was at war with Japan, did not also justify the deliberate incineration of civilians during the firebombing of Tokyo. It was a clear case of terrorism, even though the majority of Americans likely supported it.

Terrorism didn't change, the American people changed. They became less human.

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 months ago

My deceased uncle whom I knew to be a gentle, caring and very classy person was a bomber pilot in the Pacific during World War II

He never talked about the War, other than searching for a friend in his off-time who was shot down over New Guinea, because i believe that he was part of the fire-bombing in Japan

My point, unless you are faced with a life or death situation, you should not judge those who are

I do agree though that Americans have become less human especially if it is not an American life

~Odin~

[-] 0 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 10 months ago

"My point, unless you are faced with a life or death situation, you should not judge those who are"

While the perception of justice may be slanted by national affiliation or close family ties in their favor, justice itself is never swayed.

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 months ago

I can agree with that, but still what about a life or death situation, as in either, 'you live' or 'he dies,' or on a societal level, either you live 'free' or in' subjugation'? What side is "justice" on then?

Fortunately, I have never been confronted with that horrible choice, but other people and countries have including our own

Assuming World War II was a war of survival, and we were the good guys which is arguable, I know, but if it was... or we honestly believed we were the victims, then what?

I hate the wars we get involved in, and the poster Trevor was a very passionate writer in speaking out against them, and i really admired him for it, but these are questions not easiy answered.

~Odin~

[-] 0 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 10 months ago

"What side is justice on?" It doesn't pick sides, we do.

In the choice of whether to bomb the100,000 innocent civilians of Hiroshima in order to save a million soldiers lives, justice says that the soldiers deserved to die because their cooperation with tyranny was the reason the war existed. Not a single child deserved to die for the sins of millions.

I miss Trevor a lot. Hope his passion is still shining a light on injustice.

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 months ago

Thanks...I "Hope" so too

~Odin~

[-] 0 points by hamletandcornell (-27) 10 months ago

Sure, but that's because they weren't targeting the enemy, they were targeting civilians. If people judge the government as being oppressive, and we target that government to stop the oppression, then it's not really terrorism except in the eyes of the government who's being attacked.

[-] 0 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 10 months ago

Using violence against the government is the surest way to have violence come back at us, and with the full support of the majority of people.

Peaceful non cooperation is more powerful than violence. Do you think Martin Luther King would have had more success using violence against the system of segregation during the 60's?

Beyond educating people about the corporate/government octopus that has ensnared us in it's tentacles, our most powerful weapon is withholding our dollars. The lifeblood that nourishes the corporations must be cut. It's the simplest strategy and the most effective because they have no defense against it.

[-] 0 points by hamletandcornell (-27) 10 months ago

Who talked about being violent? You can offer peaceful resistance. Everyone could simply ignore the government for example by stoping to vote, stoping to pay taxes, and stoping to care about it entirely.

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 months ago

Good comment aramiska

~Odin~

[-] 1 points by gsw (2727) 10 months ago

Good thinking progressive WAshingtonian. Helps too that it's now decriminalized by people's initiative lawmaking.

You guys ought to try for that, or it could be a negative In right wing state. liberal governor too.

[-] 1 points by hamletandcornell (-27) 10 months ago

The idea is for the police to mess up by using to much force. This can potentially outrage the population and provide us with the numbers we need in the streets. This is how May 68 in France worked out where 35% of workers went on strike, where the President had to flee the country, where new elections were called. The goal is to make the government fall to its knees.

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 months ago

If the police use excessive force to quell peaceful protests, you're right this may well be the impetus that causes our struggle to grow by leaps and bounds

The opposite is true too though, and what begets what is often in question. And what makes it more difficult for us is the coporate-owned MSM who like to paint us in a negative manner

~Odin~

[-] 0 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 10 months ago

There is no doubt at all that the police brutality chased away people.

The RNC was a ghost town. Granted the hurricane threat didnt help, but even locals wouldnt come down to Naziland. The worst was the city claiming it really showed itself off.

We were all like "This was an absolute embarrassment".

The stuff we had planned with even all local people was near no show.

The threat of macings and getting your head cracked open by cops cannisters, yanking people off the sidewalk and arresting them, and then the eventual realization that Dems- and certainly not Republicans- were NOT going to make a stand with us was an absolute tragedy.

I dont think the population was use to people organizing like that, and certainly not the crackdown by the state of it either.

That being said, it was an awakening that no doubt has opened eyes and transformed the way lots of people view the state in general.

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 months ago

It's that "awakening" in how the people view the state in general though

That will 'eventually' spurr people to get out there, if not ....

It's is only when people are willing to risk short term possible harm for definite long term misery...will we be able to break the shackles of neoliberalism

~Odin~

[-] -1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 10 months ago

"It's is only when people are willing to risk short term possible harm for definite long term misery"

Excellent point.

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 months ago

Thanks. That's the story in Istanbul now, renamed on a sign in Zuccotti, RESISTANBUL

~Odin~

[-] -2 points by Narley (-634) 10 months ago

I don’t know. I’m not sure this is a good idea, Baiting the cops specifically to cause them to overreact seems like a poor plan. The problem is too many of the masses know that’s what going on and thus won’t give a shit if you bet your ass beat. Taunting and harassing the cops may have worked a few times, but now the people are wise to the strategy. OWS lost a lot of support with the unruly encampments. Whether we like it or not most people see cops as good guys.

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 months ago

Who said anything about "taunting and baiting" the cops?!

Too many of the fucking "masses" got their heads up their 'asses' and believe everything they hear on the corporate-owned MSM

You're obviously one of them Narley?!

"Unruly encampments"?? Do you mean before or after the NYPD were dropping off freed prisoners from Riker's Island at Zuccotti Park, where there was free food?!

Texas..YOUR HOME!! has the 4th highest incarceration rate in the country! Can i deduce from that you are ALL a bunch of murderers, robbers and rapers?!

You're not one of them Narley??...well are YOU Narley?!

What i saw at Zuccotti Park on my many visits there when it was Occupied was beautiful, and the overwhelming majority of people in Occupy Wall Street are really good people. Some of them are the best people that I have ever known are in Occupy...really!

Feel free to leave anytime you want. We don't need you, and your folksy, twisted, narrow-minded critique on here Narley.

Go back to sleep Narley

~Odin~

[-] 0 points by Narley (-634) 10 months ago

Overreact much. I’m just suggesting the defiant attitude toward the cops turns the average person on the street away from OWS. As for unruly encampments, yes, they did occur. You know it as well as I do. I can’t speak on Zuccotti park. All I know is what was on the news; and this current event has been completely ignored by the MSM. I haven’t seen or read a single thing about it other than here.

As for the people participating in Zuccotti Park, I’m sure, for the most part, they are good and well intentioned people. The same is true in Texas, mostly good decent people were involved in the encampments. But there’s always a few who want to cause problems. Unfortunately that’s what gets on the news and causes people to step away from OWS.

So, my point is just stay cool, don’t hassle the cops and keep the black blocs under control and maybe the people will at least listen to the message. Even though you may not like it, those “masses who have their head up their asses” can make or break OWS. Remember, you can’t do this alone.

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 months ago

That's the trouble Narley."All...[you] know is what was on the news." That's it in a nut-shell!...really

Tell me Narley, have you ever mentioned the heavy-handed police tactics?! You know, the unneeded pepper spraying, bashing kids' heads to the ground while making an arrest. Often what you don't say speaks louder than what you do say as I have told you before. You are unable or unwilling to share your inner feelings about what is good about this struggle, and only inform us what is bad. After all this time, I still don't wether you are part of this or not as you seem disconnected from it, like a news reporter. You think your doing us some kind of service by letting us know that we will not 'reach' your right wing-nut friends if we do not heed your advice

This struggle can easily weather a few over-zealous Occupiers, especially when the knowledge of what is going on and hence the frustration grows in the general populace, which it will

Like in Istanbul when the cumulative effects of repression peaked, so did the resistance to it, as people finally had enough of the bullshit

"They are good and well intentioned people," but they lack your savvy, right? Hmmm?.... sounds a bit pompous and condascending to me, but that' not unusual for you, as i have also said before

~Odin~

[-] 1 points by Narley (-634) 10 months ago

Wow, That’s a lot to respond to. You say that after all this time you’re still not sure if I’m part of this. I would say “yes”, I believe very strongly in most of the ideals and principles of OWS. I think government is corrupt and owned by corporations, I believe Wall Street are mostly swindlers and most corporations are evil. I probably don’t need to get into detail at this point, you get my drift.

What disturbs me is people thinking having a street party and putting on a show will accomplish anything. It was a good start to get people attention, but it’s no longer useful. Nobody cares about street party protests anymore. Time to do the more mundane work. Put on a suit, get on a TV talk show and sell the OWS ideas.

I know a lot of people view OWS as a revolution, a changing of the guard in how things work. But it doesn’t look like a revolution. It looks more like a bunch of political science majors just learning about the world. No one is paying attention anymore except a few hot head radicals who think everyone else is full of shit.

I want very much for OWS to succeed, to prosper and grow. We have to focus on issues the masses can relate to and identify with. Alas, it seem too often we speak in hypothetical terms, like saying “if people would just wake up”. I got news for you saying people won’t wake up is just another way of saying they should agree with me.

So, I think it’s time for OWS to mature, pick some issues to work on. For instance, wouldn’t it be great if OWS played a part in finding a way to reduce the cost of daycare child care; maybe cooperatives. Do I still sound condescending; or maybe just a little more thoughtful.

[-] 3 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 months ago

Narley are you suggesting that i or someone else in Occupy who is better at articulating himself go on the MSM? Really..lol..don't you get it?? They're part of the problem otherwise if they weren't people in your neck of the woods and in the rest of the country would understand what has and continues to go on. I mean.... a really fucking good barometer and proof of that is that RT...that's Russia Today!... & Al Jazeera even!... is reporting this revolution far more accurately than CBS, MSNBC, ABC, FOX or just about any of the other MSM. That's with the added bonus of not having to wear a fking suit and tie for an interview!....lol

It's a 'Catch 22'...how much do we work on making our movement more palatable to the American people?.. vs how much do we lose by doing so? We are still in the REACHING OUT /EDUCATING phase of our struggle. When people become aware of what is going on, it is them who will rise, not us who lowers ourselves.

Building COMMUNITY in our struggle is not just a platitude. We are going up against enormous odds Narley, a corrupt system that has a lot to lose. In grassroots movements which this is, it is absolutely essential that we connect with each other in every way possible. That includes building coalitions, alliances between different groups both in and out of Occupy, and friendships which will be much needed down the road.

What went on at Zuccotti this past Saturday may have looked like a party to you, but there were conversations going on all over the place and for the most part they were not trivial ones. Rather they were ones about our common world-wide struggle. Friendships, bonds were made and alliances were formed...Solidarity!

Lastly there are all kinds of initiatives aimed at RESISTANCE to this corrupt system we live under, and they are being waged by the many affinity groups in the different towns & cities throughout the country. But the fact remains they are just the symptoms of the problem. The problem is neoliberalism which is quickly heading towards facism

And for you to think that we will ever have the disposal of the MSM to advance our movement is naieve to say the least. Let me know though if after they announce the hog futures on Texas Today if they have an interview with an Occupier coming up.. OK?

~Odin~

[-] 0 points by Narley (-634) 10 months ago

Eloquently stated, and you make some good points. Unfortunately I’m still not convinced your strategy will bear fruit. I admit I’m a long way from OWS ground central in NYC, so maybe there is some success there that I don’t see in Texas.

I like to think I’m a practical and rational person, and think forwarding OWS goals and ideals should be much like selling a product. You present it as a way to solve problems or displaying it as something the average person on the street wants to learn more about. And, yes, the MSM can be a tool toward that goal. Don’t be so quick to write off the MSM as the enemy.

LoL, As for hog futures. Now that’s an insult to a Texan. Not many hog farms in Texas. A little trivia. This is a cattle State. Most hogs in Texas are feral hogs. The ruin several hundred million dollars in crops every year. Not to mention they are dangerous and kill people. Texas has a bounty of feral hogs. They even pay a bonus to the county who kills the most feral hogs. Farmers pay for people to come kill them on their property. I’ve probably killed over a hundred myself. Damn stinking, dangerous animals. But I digress.

Good luck with the Zuccotti park thing. I’m just not sure it’ll play outside NYC.

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 months ago

There is no other way Narley for us to progress this movment. This is a grass-roots movement that is connecting with alot of other groups in realizing we have a common oppressor

Although we will never have the MSM reporting accurately for us, but we have the extra-ordinary advantage of having social media to advance our struggle

Both those facts are unlike any other movement that this country has ever seen, so we are in unchartered waters

OK Texas = cattle, Arkansas = chicken & pigs, right? I know those feral hogs can be dangerous and are a problem in a lot of places including Sweden

~Odin~

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[-] 1 points by muzoid (4) from Redmond, WA 10 months ago

The goal should be for the government to stop protecting and taking orders from these criminal bankers and to prosecute them.

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 months ago

There is empathy to our struggle with some of the NYPD, and I have done my part in trying to reach out to them

But there are many others who act like they are on steroids, and unfortunately many of them are the 'white shirts'

~Odin~

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

Carry a friendly sign - like - who was there to help you out after Sandy? - OWS. Not the local government nor the federal government not even major charities not even your insurance - NOPE - just OWS until eventually these others came weeks and months after to offer often times ineffectual aid.

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 months ago

Good idea DK. We have had some differences in the past, but to prove to you that i have put them aside

I'll get on it right now as i do have some half sheets of poster board, and some markers

If i don't carry it, I will lay it down on the sidewalk alongside the other signs, and with any kind of luck, someone will take a picture of it and it may show up in social media or as one of my signs did in the MSM, the WSJ

Solidarity...~Odin~

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

We have had our differences in the past - but I hope that it never prevents me from spreading a good idea of yours - or of - anyone else.

Change for the better for "ALL" will come from the involvement and actions of "The PEOPLE".

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 months ago

I agree. The sign is done, and will be in my car as soon as I hit save on here. It reads; WHO WAS THERE TO HELP YOU AFTER SANDY? Small lettering in the Rockaways and Staten Island..then OCCUPY WAS THERE LONG BEFORE THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT, FEMA OR INSURANCE CO's. Err..i ran out of room in the end, but it looks decent

As you implied though, just as important as the sign... is our setting the tone for putting aside our past differences, and working together for the greater good of the struggle

~Odin~

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

Excellent - I hope others will pick-up on the intent.

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 months ago

The above sign (your idea) I made spent most of the day under the steel sculpture on the corner of Broadway & Cedar St on the temporary fencing, along with another sign I had made quite a while ago

Both signs though were lost when i went to have coffee and charge my phone, so I don't know if they were saved in the big pile of signs or thrown out by the sanitation crew or the cops

But they did get a lot of exposure before being taken down

~Odin~

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

Very good - hopefully they were saved for further use.

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 months ago

Hope so, but they had a 'good show' and we can always make another one

I'm not sure if i will make it out of poster paper or the customary pizza box

Both have their down-sides especially with your (my) waist-line on the latter

As i told another poster here, friends in OTS made many of the cloth banners and flags for Saturday's event

~Odin~

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

It is good to have positive message boards for the general public to see as well as for the cops to see and consider. If new ones need to be made - it really is not a bad thing - as more and varying presentations will catch more eyes - sometimes a message can be repeated a thousand ways and only one of the thousand may catch an individuals attention - because it was in the right place at the right time or because something about the presentation caught their attention/thought/consideration.

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 months ago

When one person sees a message and tells another about it, and....

The power of exponential growth is incredible

~Odin~

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

6 degrees of separation.

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 months ago

Me too

~Odin~

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (20604) from South Burlington, VT 10 months ago

Be good

be safe

[-] 1 points by Theeighthpieceuv8 (-32) from Seven Sisters, Wales 10 months ago

That's not just a dead bull; it's a conquered bull - a testament to the past and present behavior of NYers.

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[-] 1 points by freedomphoenix (1) 10 months ago

I don't know if anyone else will show up, But I'm going to go Occupy Kansas City in Solidarity!!

http://facebook.com/freedompho3nix

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/379011518875290/

[-] -1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 months ago

Solidarity from OWSNY

Try some of that barbecue while you're in KC if you are not vegan

~Odin~

[-] 1 points by gsw (2727) 10 months ago

Have a great time!!!

Yea. Each day!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!

[-] -1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 months ago

Thanks, i always have agood time with those 'people of substance'

~Odin~

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 months ago

"La Beaute Est Dans La Rue"

I'll be there for a few hours tomorrow afternoon

~Odin~

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[-] 0 points by Fez (20) 10 months ago

we will take a militant stand against the NYPD to assert our right to exist in public spaces (nonviolently of course).

So... which is it? Are you going to be militant or not?

[-] 0 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 10 months ago

NUR

if the banks expect us to honor them, they should honor us

[-] 0 points by hamletandcornell (-27) 10 months ago

I hope the Istanbul protests help infuse power to the people of NYC. Perhaps it will draw bigger crowds!

[-] 0 points by romimo (0) from Akron, OH 10 months ago

I want to know how I can contribute to this effort from another area since I am unable to be in NY.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/

Browse the site - like the above link. Also look into this link http://occupywallst.org/infotent/

[-] 0 points by romimo (0) from Akron, OH 10 months ago

What can those of us do in different areas? I'm dying to get involved but it seems like all the action is in NY. :[

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

TWEET -

DKAtoday ‏@DKAtoday

reoccupy message suggestion? GREED #1 Cause of Disease Death & Destruction World Wide.

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[-] -1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 10 months ago

Also today June 1st is Julie, the OWS silk screener's Birtday so

Happy Birtday Julie and Thank You so much for your tireless efforts to make this a better World

~Odin~

[-] -1 points by hamletandcornell (-27) 10 months ago

It might work this time. Who knows? If the cops mess up, we might have enough outrage to get the numbers we need to create a revolution. If we could only get the kind of numbers of May 68 in France where 35% of workers went on strike. My fingers are crossed.