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Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 21, 2011, 5:54 p.m. EST by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT9y9HFHpU0

I'm having problems viewing the forums

does anyone else ?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/irs-official-pleads-the-fifth/#comment-973147

https://twitter.com/Matt_Holck

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." -

This is a tread to organize forum Topics by category

Please do not respond to posts here. Follow the link to the thread and post there.

I've been collecting and organizing thread heads. Each thread head post has a link to thread on this forum so some threads have been ordered and can be brought back up.

The Protest

The Issues

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discuss Fed, bank and well street issues The Economy



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[-] 2 points by shooz (26706) 2 months ago

LOL......!

Did you get a job yet....hippie?

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

no.

[-] 2 points by shooz (26706) 2 months ago

You need to get out of South California.

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

I like the sun

[-] 2 points by shooz (26706) 2 months ago

It was sunny and 18 degrees here today.

Needed sun glasses.....................:)

Snow glares something fierce.

[-] -1 points by OWSdefender (20) 2 months ago

Why would you insult another occupier like that? Last time I checked, the republicans were calling occupiers hippies and other such foul names. It's the first time I here a (so-called?) occupier calling another one a hippie. Depressing.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (21783) 2 months ago

Twist much? Just all the time?

[-] 0 points by shooz (26706) 2 months ago

it was an "inside" joke.

He got it.

I got it.

You tried to smear me with it.

It was why you came back here........again.

To smear people.

[-] 0 points by shooz (26706) 2 months ago

There you go casting aspersions again.

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

what if the sea hawks drink coke

[-] -1 points by OWSdefender (20) 2 months ago

I herd dizzy hawks during coke.

Don't let shooz put you down. You aren't a useless hippie just because you don't have a job. We all have a part tp play. Keep your head up and good luck. People who call occupiers hippies are usually part of the 1%. We heard that all the time from bankers in Zucotti.

[-] 2 points by HempTwister (667) from Little Rock, AR 2 years ago

Too late for failure. Raise awareness? Done. Educate the masses? Done. Change the political dialog? Done.

But if you want to match the Tea Party for political power, which may not be your goal but is my hope, then you have to root out the poison pills in your rhetoric. Namely leaderless, non-partisan and non--political. They are just as meaningless as the Tea Party tenets.Yet they hamstring the movement and make it the toothless dog that it currently is. "Leaderless" hampers organization. You can't elect an officer because that would be a leader. You can't affect change in the only parties that have power to make that change because that would be partisan. Non-political? Pffft. The internal politics are a minefield.

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

party label should be moved out of relevant news

that should help focus on the issues

and thanks

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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 11 months ago

I can't access the forums

[-] 1 points by Mattholck (51) 2 years ago


the environment



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

Fracking Firm Admits to Causing Earthquakes

Posted 2 months ago on Dec. 4, 2011, 7:12 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (2781) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Following seismic tremors in North-West England this Spring, the firm exploring for natural shale gas in the region has admitted that the disturbances were caused by the controversial exploration process of fracking.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/fracking-firm-admits-to-causing-earthquakes/

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

HR 1084---------A Fracking Issue

Posted 3 days ago on March 4, 2012, 12:06 p.m. EST by Nevada1 (664) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

H.R. 1084 the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals (FRAC) Act, would again put hydraulic fracturing under regulation of the Safe Drinking Water Act. This bill introduced by Representative Diana Degette last year, has been recommended to committee. Let's push HR 1084 to the floor, by contacting our Representatives in Congress.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/hr-1084/


OK - People of the northeastern U.S. Wake the $&@#% up!!! - this $&@%#* fracking thing has gotten way out of hand. I'M MAD AS HELL AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANY MORE!!!!!

Posted 3 weeks ago on Feb. 10, 2012, 1:40 a.m. EST by therising (3174) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://occupywallst.org/forum/ok-people-of-the-northeastern-us-wake-the-up-this-/

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

Keystone Pipeline Bill Passed By U.S. House, Senate Action Uncertain

Posted 1 day ago on Feb. 17, 2012, 12:33 p.m. EST by HitGirl (1127) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed an energy bill on Thursday that would wrest control of a permit for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline away from President Barack Obama, who has put the project on hold.

The bill...would also expand offshore oil drilling and open up parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling.

Link to complete story...

http://occupywallst.org/forum/tea-party-republicanscount-on-them-to-fk-america/

[-] 1 points by BlueRose (1437) 2 years ago

Interesting!

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

I thought of this a while ago but wouldn't know where to begin .

Order is good .

I think you should have offered this to the behind the scenes O.W.S. site operators otherwise you would have gotten all these opinions as you have gotten .

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

good try. once again, you tried to create order in a shitstorm thats been designed on purpose to be a noisy shit storm. And then everyone answered with shit. You would have done better to attempt such organization from the wiki, then you would have one link to share, and could remove he BS posted by trolls.

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

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

I find it useful

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

i'd find it a lot more useful if it was ten times as long and that much more organized and didn't have trollshit scrawled all over it.

in short, WTF why can't you people get to the wiki?

your attached to a trollhatten? makes sense to come and post things here linking back to the wiki... but trying to get work done here.. is nuts.

http://occupythiswiki.org/wiki/Article_5_Convention

http://occupythiswiki.org/wiki/THE_99%25_POLITICAL_PARTY

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

[-] 1 points by bullfrogma (448) 1 year ago

Thanks gawd. You've also reminded me that i miss Santa Barbara.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago
[-] 1 points by gawdoftruth (3698) from Santa Barbara, CA 2 years ago

please do not insult my intelligence with religious rhetoric. I'm all full up. I'm sick and tired and frustrated and annoyed and pissed off, i am not interested.

either get to the work of an actual paradigm shift and thus revolution, or everyone dies. religious rhetoric is not part of that.

http://occupythiswiki.org/wiki/Article_5_Convention

http://occupythiswiki.org/wiki/THE_99%25_POLITICAL_PARTY

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

[-] 1 points by Alternatives2WallSt (15) 2 years ago

Nice work. Ows.org could be separated into subforums according to a similar plan as you have done here. As many internet forums are.

However I think it's kind of nice that Ows.org emphasizes one master forum that displays everything. It is of course possible to have both a master-forum view and subforums, as is done at OccupyTogether.com.

Another possibility: split view. A dual-forum with two columns. 'Cheerleader' threads on one side and 'detractor' threads on the other. (I am developing an "alternative to wall st" business model which uses internet forums in this manner to assure transparency. The future such business will be required to maintain a 'split view' forum so that detractions or whistle-blowing will not be buried--but at the same time, you never see an imbalanced perspective of detractions-only.)

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

there are no opposed views organized here

a detractor is just that a detractor

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


Health Issues



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

A part of the solution to Healtcare costs.

Posted 1 hour ago on March 14, 2012, 1:16 a.m. EST by toukarin (296) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

MUMBAI(India): In a landmark decision that could set a precedent on how life-saving drugs under patents can be made affordable, the government has allowed a domestic company, Natco Pharma, to manufacture a copycat version of Bayer's patented anti-cancer drug, Nexavar, bringing down its price by 97%.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/a-part-of-the-solution-to-healtcare-costs/

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

Healthcare? Government does it cheaper.

Posted 1 day ago on Feb. 13, 2012, 6:26 a.m. EST by factsrfun (284) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I was asked to start this thread, this was quick response to a comment didn’t check latest numbers, might be 97 cents vs, 62 cents now or a bit different. I had not really planned to defend this, on this fine morning, but here we go.

The government gets 93 cents out of every dollar taken in out to pay for healthcare, while the private sector gets about 67 cents to the providers, you've made a great case for socialized healthcare. We spend a lot more on healthcare than we welfare so fixing this first is an even better idea.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/healthcare-government-does-it-cheaper/

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

Forum Post: Occupy Health Care

Posted 26 minutes ago on Dec. 5, 2011, 11:35 a.m. EST by mfarhm (Roswell, GA) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Who feels that they are a slave to the health care system, overpaying thousands of dollars per month to receive hundreds of dollars per year worth of health treatment. We are kept in this bondage by fear of something happening to us or worse to our children. What if we broke the bonds of fear and all or at least a large percentage of people in the system opted out... stopped paying. How long until that crippled the insurance companies and hospitals and forced them to drop premiums and stop gouging us for our basic need? How can we make this happen?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-health-care/

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

Why Health insurance IS a scam, and how you're being scammed

Posted 3 days ago on Nov. 28, 2011, 4:51 p.m. EST by Jackofhearts This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EauueItZFE

Does anyone see the logic in this? It's only 46 seconds but powerful points.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/why-health-insurance-is-a-scam-and-how-youre-being/

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


Platforms and Goals



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

Forum Post: If This Is Our Movement, What Is Our Message?

Posted 23 hours ago on Nov. 22, 2011, 9:03 p.m. EST by Innervision This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Please send me your top 10 list of issues, that should be addressed, by this movement. We need to come up with our demands for the 1%. If we don't know where we are going, how can we possibly get there?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/if-this-is-our-movement-what-is-our-message/

[-] 1 points by bre0001 (50) from Brooklyn, NY 2 years ago

Once again who the eff is MattLHolck? He isn't admin of this board or he wouldn't have 'This content is user submitted and not an official statement' below his title every time he makes a new post.

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

I started collecting news from the front page

but that's already easy to find

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


Posters



[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago
[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago
[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

Deconstructing Occupy: Is it really non-violent? Help me analyze the imagery.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/deconstructing-occupy-a-message-within-a-message/

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


International Protest and News



[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

'Biggest Act of Civil Disobedience in Canadian History'

Posted 10 hours ago on May 23, 2012, 3:25 p.m. EST by PeterKropotkin (189) from Oakland, CA This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://occupywallst.org/forum/biggest-act-of-civil-disobedience-in-canadian-hist/

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

Sweden should be our model

Posted 4 days ago on Jan. 23, 2012, 8:23 a.m. EST by Underdog (129) from Orlando, FL This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Below is paste excerpt from SWEDEN.SE

http://occupywallst.org/forum/sweden-should-be-our-model/

About Non-Violent Change ...

Posted 7 hours ago on Jan. 27, 2012, 6:23 p.m. EST by shadz66 (1735) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Please : Read ; Consider ; Cogitate & Meditate On ...

How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the ‘1 Percent’,

http://occupywallst.org/forum/for-those-of-the-99-truly-serious-about-non-violen/

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

England

more than 1,000 demonstrations are due across the UK.

Posted 2 days ago on Nov. 30, 2011, 12:03 a.m. EST by barbara12 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15953806

begins shorty after midnight---

Up to two million public sector workers are staging a strike over pensions in what is set to be the biggest walkout for a generation.

Schools, hospitals, airports, ports and government offices will be among sites disrupted, as more than 1,000 demonstrations are due across the UK.

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

Ice Land

Forum Post: Learning from Iceland

Posted 1 minute ago on Nov. 21, 2011, 3:13 p.m. EST by justanobserver This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/countingthecost/2011/11/20111112112247893482.html

Lessons for the world with regards to handling banks.

Iceland's banking system collapse may be the best thing that happened for the country.

rather than bailing out the banks, lawmakers were pursuaded by public revolt not to takeover the debts of the banks.

This week on Counting the Cost, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, Iceland's president, discusses his thoughts on the eurozone crisis, what countries should learn from Iceland, and how austerity measures worked for his country.

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

Iceland's Banksters Arrested, not Bailed Out

Posted 1 day ago on Dec. 4, 2011, 4:19 p.m. EST by fjolsvit (Washington, DC) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE7AT2UX20111130?irpc=932

REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - Iceland's special prosecutor arrested the former chief executive of Glitnir Bank on Wednesday and questioned nearly two dozen people related to the collapse of the bank in 2008.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/icelands-banksters-arrested-not-bailed-out/

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

London

With 250 people living in the London churchyard, the “unprecedented” decision, which will cost the church £23,000 a day, was announced by the dean, the Rt Rev Graeme Knowles.

UK police club thousands of protesting students!!

http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/11/10/thousands-of-students-take-to-londons-streets-to-protest-tuition-hikes/?xid=newsletter-daily


LONDON -- Thousands of students march 11-9-2011

Posted 0 minutes ago on Nov. 10, 2011, 11:14 p.m. EST by MattLHolck | edit | delete This content is user submitted and not an official statement

LONDON -- Thousands of students marched through central London on Wednesday to protest cuts to public spending and a big increase in university tuition fees.

At Trafalgar Square, a group of protesters erected more than 20 tents at the foot of Nelson's Column in the latest spinoff of the Occupy Wall Street protest camp movement. The tents were quickly cleared away by police.

VIDEO

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2011/nov/10/london-student-protests-video

The marchers had planned to link up with an existing protest camp against corporate greed outside St. Paul's Cathedral, but were stopped by lines of police in riot gear.

Police said more than 2,000 people were taking part as the march set off with chants of "No ifs, no buts, no education cuts." Organizers estimated the crowd at 10,000.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/11/09/london-student-protest-over-fees-draws-thousands/#ixzz1dMnCVaEo

forum topic -> http://occupywallst.org/forum/london-thousands-of-students-march-11-9-2011/

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

Sunday: Global Uprisings--Egypt, Tunisia, Iran & Activists @ OWS

Posted Nov. 6, 2011, 12:35 a.m. EST (11 hours ago) by OccupyWallSt

GLOBAL REVOLUTIONS: The U.S., Middle East and North African Uprisings

Sunday, November 6th, 5pm Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park) - under the red sculpture (directly after the multi-faith service.)

We are honored that three Middle Eastern and North African activists: Esraa Abdel Fattah - Egypt, Jamel Bettaieb - Tunisia, Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh - Iran, will be with us at OWS.

Esraa Abdel Fattah - Cyber activist and creator of the April 6th Facebook page which called for the first successful Egyptian general strike in 2008. Jailed for her efforts, she quickly became one of the most recognizable and prominent spokespersons for the Egyptian opposition. She was short listed for the 2011 Nobel Peace prize.

Jamel Bettaieb - Tunisian activist and labor leader from the birth city of the Arab Spring - Sidi Bouzid. He recently won the 2011 NED Democracy award.

Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh - Iranian women’s rights activist, journalist, and filmmaker - one of the founders of the Iranian Green Movement, the Stop Stoning Forever campaign, the Iranian Women's Charter Movement, and the coordinator for Meydan Zanan Network, Former Director of the women's NGO Training Centre (NGOTC), and editor-in-chief of Farzaneh Women’s Studies Journal.

For further information please contact: Kobi Skolnick, kskolnickATgmail.com

http://occupywallst.org/forum/sunday-global-uprisings-egypt-tunisia-iran-activis/

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

Moldovan

Forum Post: Hi. I'm a white Moldovan. I want to move from Moldova to Botswana, in Africa. Help me.

Hello.

I live in Moldova, a landlocked European country with a population of 3,560,400 people, and I want to move to Botswana, a landlocked African country with a population of 2,029,307 people.

I want to move there because the economy of Botswana is doing much better than the economy of Moldova. Just check these stats:

http://www.nationmaster.com/compare/Botswana/Moldova/Economy

http://occupywallst.org/forum/hi-im-a-white-moldovan-i-want-to-move-from-moldova/

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

Australian

orum Post: Go Quantas employees!! Fight the power!

Posted Oct. 29, 2011, 6:32 p.m. EST (13 minutes ago) by demonspawn79 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

In an unprecedented move, employees of Australian airline Quantas said "fuck this, we're going home", and grounded all it's flights in response to a labor dispute with the company's management. One plane even turned around while taxiing on the runway and told passengers he had "to take an important phone call".

Please respond to this thread by showing your support for Quantas employees who face massive layoffs and salary reductions while management continue to get huge bonuses.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45087583/ns/business-world_business/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/go-quantas-employees-fight-the-power/

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

Greece

Forum Post: Unbelievable - Greece proposed Interim leader, Former European Central Bank vice president

Posted Nov. 7, 2011, 7:07 a.m. EST (4 minutes ago) by clarity This content is user submitted and not an official statement

"Former European Central Bank vice president Lucas Papademos is being tipped as the most likely new head of the government that would serve until a Feb. 19 general election"

Another scam - All sovereign debt should be cancelled.

Return the right to issue money to an elected government, whose members are audited, until after three years of government posts. The money should be issued for the prosperous benefit of the 100%. Only sovereign governments should be given this right. No fractional banking by private banks nor banks posing as government agencies

Nations of the world arise and unleash the stranglehold of corruption and lies. Our lives and those of posterity depend upon this, let us make this happen.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/unbelievable-greece-proposed-interim-leader-former/

Greece

Forum Post: Protest in Athens Greece 2011-02-23 General strike - Which side are you on?

Posted Nov. 4, 2011, 2:43 p.m. EST (0 seconds ago) by MattLHolck | edit | delete This content is user submitted and not an official statement

This is my view of the protest march downtown Athens during the general strike of February 23rd. It is a sequence of pictures and small videos in the exact order they were recorded in my camera from 12:00 to 14:30pm, so you figure out what happened. I read the BBC news reporting 30.000 people protesting. That's a laugh! Most probably somewhere between 100.000 and 200.000 thousand... Workers, civil servants, retired, unemployed, teachers, professors, students, everybody was there, and most of the rest wish they were. The march was interrupted many times by provoked clash between the usual hot blooded company and the police, who grabbed the opportunity to make excessive use of tear gas, just to make sure the Syntagma (Constitution) square in front of the Parliament would remain empty for the cameras. However, there were so many people coming into the square that it kept filling up again and again. The Union of journalists, sold out to the government, went on strike just the same day of the general strike in Greece, so you 'll see no news reports on this one, as usual.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De6NB3lTO8A&feature=fvst

http://occupywallst.org/forum/protest-in-athens-greece-2011-02-23-general-strike/

Forum Post: Greece - Papadermos: the first of the Banktators

Posted 1 hour ago on Nov. 10, 2011, 11:59 a.m. EST by looselyhuman This content is user submitted and not an official statement

The imposition of unelected technocrats in Italy and Greece is just the sharp edge of a general slide away from democratic values in Europe. That fact that this is coinciding with an economic crisis highlights the incompatibility of neo-liberal capitalism and democracy itself. In this contradiction lies both the cause and solution to the crisis.

...

The original and classic crisis response has been austerity, but it is becoming quite clear that this is not only morally wrong but, furthermore, impractical. Firstly, at the root of any recession lies a slump in aggregate demand; taking money out of people’s’ pockets is only going to worsen this. Secondly, offering the people “no alternative” than to austerity, as well as imposing this upon Eurozone countries such as Greece and Italy when they do not comply is far from democratic and goes against a cornerstone of what it is to be European. Italy and Greece are quite literally seeing technocrats, imposed upon them by the bonds markets, replacing politicians; All hail Papademos, the first of the “Banktators”!

...

http://indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/11/488281.html

http://occupywallst.org/forum/greece-papadermos-the-first-of-the-banktators/


Former European central banker Lucas Papademos, a well-respected technocrat with strong economic expertise has been chosen to succeed George Papandreos as prime minister of Greece.

Central Banker

Posted 16 minutes ago on Nov. 10, 2011, 8:29 p.m. EST by riethc This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Central Bank leader succeeds Papandreo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL-ZScvG6BQ

Former European central banker Lucas Papademos, a well-respected technocrat with strong economic expertise has been chosen to succeed George Papandreos as prime minister of Greece.

Currently, the primary goal of Papademos' three short months in office prior to national elections, will be to pass the 180 billion dollar bail out package that brought down his predecessor's government. Then, Papademos must set a course for reform, including more austerity measures which have already proven unpopular with the Greek people.

Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from Athens.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/greek-leadership-usurped-by-central-banker/

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

Canada

Montréal, Canada

Forum Post: Montréal, je t'aime

Posted 0 minutes ago on Nov. 9, 2011, 4:34 p.m. EST by Thrasymaque (Saint-Laurent, QC) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

MONTREAL - Almost every evening, Stéphane Marceau is lending a hand to the city's homeless.

One night he might be washing and dressing feet raw from fungal infections. Other nights he's dispensing pacifying doses of alcohol to men on a withdrawal rampage. Sometimes, all he provides is a warm cup of coffee.

Usually, he does this out of his truck at any downtown street, but over the last Montreal, Canada

week he has been a regular sight at Victoria Square, base camp of Occupy Montreal.

"I heard that's where a lot of them are, so I went there," said Marceau, a psychiatric nurse who runs the Groupe Humanitaire Montréal charity in his spare time.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/montreal-je-taime/


Forum Post: Canada is with you!! OWS

Posted Oct. 27, 2011, 1:06 p.m. EST (22 hours ago) by Fresh2Death13 (Windsor, ON) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I must say to any and all upset and disenfranchised with the way things are going in America we are with you. If there is any servicemen/women who want to escape death at the hands of an unjust war we are with you and WE will help you. Your leaders have lied to you about weapons in Iraq and bin Laden in Afghanistan we know now he has been there since before Afghanistan was invaded when do the LIES end. If you need a place to go WE will help you protect yourself from death at the hands of the military industrial complex. I am going to be setting up an e-mail account soon for this purpose this offer is serious and we can even offer support and tips to help get asylum or Canadian I.D for those in need. We of the 99% must stand by each other in any and all ways. In an Amazing show of Solidarity between America and Canada yesterday 100's of protesters from Occupy Detroit and Windsor Respectively blocked the Ambassador Bridge which has the most traffic daily of any bridge in North America way to go !! and Keep it up !! We are the 99%

http://www.windsorstar.com/news/Protesters+Block+Trucks+Bridge/5618301/story.html

http://occupywallst.org/forum/canada-is-with-you-ows/


Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

protesters rejected a notice of removal on Monday and marched to City Hall to deliver a letter of protest.

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Protesters have vowed they will not leave voluntarily.

Quebec City Canada

Police carried out a raid that same day, carrying away firewood, tarps and other equipment.

Nova Scotia, Canada

Occupy protesters have made a deal with authorities to temporarily relocate their camp to allow city officials to organize Remembrance Day ceremonies at the city’s main war memorial.

http://www.wsws.org/mobile/articles/2011/nov2011/owsr-n09.shtml

Forum Post: --URGENT!-- Occupy Nova Scotia Being Forceably evicted/raided

Posted 11 minutes ago on Nov. 11, 2011, 2:03 p.m. EST by Binary This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Right now the police are foceably evicting The Occupy movement in Nova Scotia from Victoria park. During a massive rain storm. They are showing no reguard for personal property, and throwing entire tents into garbage bags then dragging them through water to be thrown into moving trucks.

When some of the protesters refused to move one man was maced. There have been several arrests.

The Occupy movement was supposed to relocate today but that was near impossible in this level of cold wind and rain. Then police swooped in.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/-urgent-occupy-nova-scotia-being-forceably-evicted/

[-] 1 points by LiveAndLetLive (79) from Fort Lauderdale, FL 2 years ago

Great job in organizing the scattered content, but now what?

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

cohesion of conversation has already begun

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


History



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

Rioting Across America - The Great Depression

Posted 1 day ago on Feb. 1, 2012, 6:28 a.m. EST by Matifesto (4) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

This is what preceded The New Deal.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/rioting-across-america-the-great-depression/

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

Forum Post: FDR wanted these rights for all

Posted 4 hours ago on Nov. 12, 2011, 7 p.m. EST by FedWallFedWellFedUP This content is user submitted and not an official statement

FDR wanted these rights for all: a job;to earn enough to pay for food&clothing;for businessmen to be free of unfair competition&domination by monopolies; have decent home;right to adequate medical care and...enjoy good health;to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment; to a good education.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/fdr-wanted-these-rights-for-all-a-jobto-earn-enoug/

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

Forum Post: Founding Fathers question. What were THEY entitled to?

Posted 5 hours ago on Nov. 12, 2011, 6:13 p.m. EST by mynameismoe This content is user submitted and not an official statement

They didnt has for entitlements, why are you so lame to need them?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/founding-fathers-question-what-were-they-entitled-/

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

Forum Post: I Think Thomas Jefferson Should Be The Official Inspiration For This Movement

Posted 1 day ago on Nov. 9, 2011, 5:13 a.m. EST by GypsyKing This content is user submitted and not an official statement

After seeing the fake-post of someone defecating on an American flag, and having that lie thrust on the occupy movement, I think it is imperitive that we stand staunchly behind real American values; not the trumped up, psudo-American, Neo-fasciest values of corporate oligarchy, but real American Values. I think Thomas Jefferson held clearly to the exact same vision as the Occupy Movement, and we should embrace that! It is a great starting point!

http://occupywallst.org/forum/i-think-thomas-jefferson-should-be-the-official-in/

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

Forum Post: You are Not like the Founding Fathers

Posted 45 minutes ago on Nov. 7, 2011, 3:54 p.m. EST by GaiaGirl This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Don't compare yourselves to the Founding Fathers of the US.

You do know that the Founding Fathers were mostly members of the 1%

http://occupywallst.org/forum/you-are-not-like-the-founding-fathers/

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

Since the New York Police work for the people, how about a petition for a law to reduce their salaries, benefits and pension. Does New York State allow for laws to be put before the people by petition process? The people the Police are beating are the same ones who are paying for salaries, benefits and pensions. The 1% does not pay taxes. Withhold their pay. The NYC Police will soon realize that the 99% pays for them. They will think twice about beating on the 99% to protect the interests of the 1%

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

This Thread is not for discussions

this response needs to be it's own post

with a link here under

Police Conflict

http://occupywallst.org/forum/forum-topics/#comment-299334

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

MattL- I'm new to the forum- do you need me to repost my views about a petition process under the link above? Please let me know. Marcbinsb

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

[-] HeavySigh 1 points 1 week ago

This cannot be a serious post. WOW

I guess those with superior fire power those in control

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


Unions



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

In response to a brain dead douche bag. The so called simple laborer is who makes this country great. The so called simple laborer is the heart and soul of inovation. The so called simple laborer is on the front line everyday making dreams real.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/in-response-to-a-brain-dead-douche-bag/

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

What Occupy taught the unions

While union organizers stress the importance of the movement’s autonomy, they are also joining in, providing advice, experience, supplies and access to money and space. Many believe, as one Chicago labor activist put it, that “Occupy is too big to fail.” In fact, the Occupy movement is in the vanguard of labor, enticing workers into the streets, making them negotiate harder and think bigger.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/what-occupy-taught-the-unions/

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

Why are unions unable to take on Walmart?

Posted 1 day ago on Jan. 28, 2012, 5:15 p.m. EST by francismjenkins (560) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I've heard it said that where unions try to unionize a Walmart, they simply close shop. Well, as far as I'm concerned, the more Walmart's with plywood on their windows the better ... and I would assume, they won't close down ALL their stores (and thus if enough pressure is applied, eventually they'll have to accept unionization).

http://occupywallst.org/forum/why-are-unions-unable-to-take-on-walmart/

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

Am I the only one here fighting for worker's rights?

Posted 4 days ago on Jan. 21, 2012, 2:33 p.m. EST by warbles (125) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

People like to act like the struggle for the rights of the american worker ended in the 1950s. Nonsense, there are still oppressive anti-worker laws on the books today, and I am fighting for their repeal.

allow workers to form unions. Did you know it is illegal in the US for workers to form unions? Currently, when a company's labor force becomes unionized, the representing union must come from an outside body. The workers of a company are not allowed to organize on their own terms, they merely have the 'right' to vote yes or no to the terms of some outside corporate 'union' conglomerate.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/am-i-the-only-one-here-fighting-for-workers-rights/

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

Forum Post: Standing with unions is not a smart thing.

Posted 1 hour ago on Nov. 23, 2011, 4:07 p.m. EST by mandodod This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I notice you folks are letting big unions stand with you at rallys. This is a bad move. From what I have read here the number one thing you want to stop is Millionaires or corporations giving to the political system. Unions take dues from the workers and part of that money goes to the DNC. What is the difference? Millions of dollars to to the DNC over a years time. You will be called out on this at a later date. If you keep on going the way you are, it will just make you look like a hypocrite type of group. You cannot have it both ways.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/standing-with-unions-is-not-a-smart-thing/

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

A victory for the 99% in Ohio

"Ohio voters sent Governor John Kasich a clear message about restricting public union rights and denying their right to strike. SB5, the bill he initiated last spring, was struck down by a 60% to 39% margin. We, the people have spoken. This movement is not going away."

http://occupywallst.org/forum/victory-99-ohio/#comment-322979

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

Forum Post: Breaking News: Ohio voters reject Republican-backed union limits

Posted 1 day ago on Nov. 9, 2011, 12:41 a.m. EST by HitGirl This content is user submitted and not an official statement

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's new collective bargaining law was defeated Tuesday after an expensive union-backed campaign that pitted firefighters, police officers and teachers against the Republican establishment.

For more see the story...

http://news.yahoo.com/ohio-voters-reject-republican-backed-union-limits-021951331.html


http://occupywallst.org/forum/breaking-news-ohio-voters-reject-republican-backed/

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

Virgina

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia will provide legal assistance to a photographer who was arrested for trespassing while taking pictures of the police during the recent sweep of Occupy demonstrators encamped at Kanawha Plaza in Downtown Richmond.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/magazine-photographer-arrested-at-occupy-richmond-/


Are OWS exchanging union support in exchange for pimping out their protestors as political mercenaries?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/is-ows-renting-out-protestors/

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

Forum Post: Union workers = greedy skilless overpaid goons

Posted Nov. 5, 2011, 2:24 p.m. EST (1 day ago) by bannedbyfascists This content is user submitted and not an official statement

So you should get paid 35 bucks an hour, have full benefits, and have 100% retirement to do a job ANYONE can do? I hope the company you work for goes under because YOU are the blame for the loss of jobs in America.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/union-workers-greedy-skilless-overpaid-goons/

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


Police Conflict



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

Im confused as to why everyone seems to be upset by UC Davis students being pepper sprayed

Posted 1 day ago on Nov. 23, 2011, 9:57 p.m. EST by owschico This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Im confused as to why everyone seems to be upset by UC Davis students being pepper sprayed for breaking the law, if you are engaged in Civil Disobedience non violently you are just breaking the law in a non violent manor. What did you expect?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/im-confused-as-to-why-everyone-seems-to-be-upset-b/

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

Links to UC Davis police brutality! This is sick!!

http://occupywallst.org/forum/links-to-uc-davis-police-brutality-this-is-sick/

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

Whom Do You Serve?

Posted 22 hours ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 12:23 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

PIctures of incidents unfortunately common. Brutal repression has long been a daily reality for people of color, trans and queer people, criminalized drug users, sex workers, and other marginalized communities. But now that the 99% and the Occupy movement are standing up for social and economic justice, we all are subject to those same violent tactics of repression. How can the police protect and serve the public, when they repeatedly assault the public in the interest of the 1%? What exactly are the police defending -- our right to free speech and peaceful assembly, or broken financial and government institutions?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/whom-do-you-serve/

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

Forum Post: Retired Police Captain Ray Lewis's Arrest

Posted 1 hour ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 2:12 a.m. EST by lisa This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://www.readersupportednews.org/news-section2/316-20/8473-focus-police-captain-joins-occupy-protest-arrested

“They complained about the park being dirty," he said over the OWS Livefeed last night. "Here they are worrying about dirty parks when people are starving to death, where people are freezing, where people are sleeping in subways and they're concerned about a dirty park. That's obnoxious, it's arrogant, it's ignorant, it's disgusting."

http://occupywallst.org/forum/retired-police-captain-ray-lewiss-arrest/

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

Forum Post: Concern about mounting tensions between OWS participants and NYPD

Posted 25 minutes ago on Nov. 18, 2011, 2:53 p.m. EST by AndrewK47 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I am concerned that using media footage of officers using excessive force against protestors in order to gain support has negative implications. I feel like the men and women of the NYPD are being turned into the enemy. Some individuals in uniform choose to use excessive force but they do not represent everyone in the NYPD. However I feel like the actions of these individuals is projected onto all individuals. Today a girl told me about how she and others had been yelling at officers in the heat of the moment telling them they should be ashamed of their actions. These were the people simply trying to respectfully do their job. She said that she had seen tears in a few of their eyes. This was a powerful eye-opening story for me. Today in the park I experienced something similar myself. I saw group of people yelling at one officer calling him a Fascist and a Nazi. In my opinion he was respectfully doing his job and not doing anything wrong. I could see on the officer’s face this insulted and frustrated him. Later on I saw the officer kindly conversing with a few of the protestors. This was a good man, who would probably be on our side if he didn’t have to do his job. In the eyes of the law the police are justified in using pepper spray and tear gas. The right to Occupy is not technically considered valid under the Right to Assembly. Occupation and blocking traffic are considered to be Civil Disobedience. There is a difference between a freedom and civil disobedience. It is important for people to know the difference and be aware of the risk involved when pushing boundaries.

Please stay peaceful. Violence is never justified

http://occupywallst.org/forum/concern-about-mounting-tensions-between-ows-partic/

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

Forum Post: "It is historically always safe to assume that if u see a "protester" being violent, he is probably an undercover cop." - Moore

Posted Nov. 6, 2011, 6:17 p.m. EST (19 minutes ago) by precipice This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Cops love violent protests. It means overtime-pay and job security...

FULL STORY http://www.occupyr.com/General/thread.php?id=711

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

Richmond Virginia

Occupy Richmond Virginia rally

Posted Nov. 4, 2011, 6:34 p.m. EST (0 seconds ago) by MattLHolck | edit | delete This content is user submitted and not an official statement

"Posted by afp on Nov 4, 2011 in Local/State | 0 comments

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia will provide legal assistance to a photographer who was arrested for trespassing while taking pictures of the police during the recent sweep of Occupy demonstrators encamped at Kanawha Plaza in Downtown Richmond.

Ian Graham, a photographer for RVA Magazine in Richmond, was attempting to document the removal of Occupy demonstrators when he was told by police that he must confine his picture-taking to an area designated for press. Graham went to the press area but left when he determined that it restricted his view of the unfolding events. When he questioned the police’s authority to require him to remain there, he was arrested for trespassing."

http://augustafreepress.com/2011/11/04/aclu-to-represent-magazine-photographer-arrested-at-occupy-richmond-rally/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/magazine-photographer-arrested-at-occupy-richmond-/

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

Forum Post: Occupy Oakland police shoots a guy for recording video. I am totally speechless. How on Earth is this OK in America?

Posted Nov. 6, 2011, 6:50 p.m. EST (2 minutes ago) by precipice This content is user submitted and not an official statement

This is pretty incredible footage.

http://www.occupyr.com/General/thread.php?id=713

A guy is filming a police line in Oakland. It's fairly boring at first, there is no action going on. At about the 30 second mark, a cop raises a gun and shoots the guy with a rubber bullet. This is absolutely unwarranted. Guns are generally used when there is a direct and immediate threat that cannot otherwise be prevented, as a last resort. How on earth a man who is simply filming even represents a threat is incredulous.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-oakland-police-shoots-a-guy-for-recording-v/

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

Forum Post: The NYPD needs to stop suspending the 1st amendment. We have right to peaceful protest.

Posted Nov. 6, 2011, 6 a.m. EST (9 hours ago) by Peterbrauer This content is user submitted and not an official statement

We have a right to peacefully assemble guaranteed by the constitution. The NYPD does not have the right to suspend it whenever they choose. These occupy patriots get arrested for all of our freedom. We will continue to occupy this nation until the 99% wins back our freedom from the 1%. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrzcTZWLh4A

http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-nypd-needs-to-stop-suspending-the-1st-amendmen/

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

Virgina

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia will provide legal assistance to a photographer who was arrested for trespassing while taking pictures of the police during the recent sweep of Occupy demonstrators encamped at Kanawha Plaza in Downtown Richmond.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/magazine-photographer-arrested-at-occupy-richmond-/


Atlanta

Police moved into a downtown Atlanta park and arrested around 50 Occupy Wall Street protesters who had been encamped there for about two weeks early Wednesday,

http://occupywallst.org/forum/must-see-this-video-on-protests-around-the-country/


Oakland, CA

Skull-fracture of 24-year old Iraq Veteran by police at #OccupyOakland (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 26, 2011, 5:27 p.m. EST (3 hours ago) by escort

This is completely unacceptable. I am beyond outrage.

http://www.occupyr.com/News/thread.php?id=337

http://occupywallst.org/forum/skull-fracture-of-24-year-old-iraq-veteran-by-poli/

Woman hit point blank in head with tear gas canister; how do we respond to Oakland violence (User Submitted)

http://occupywallst.org/forum/woman-hit-point-blank-in-head-with-tear-gas-canist/


Albany NY

Police Refuse to arrest in Albany (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 24, 2011, 2:08 p.m. EST (14 minutes ago) by PROTESSTONER (New York, NY)

Evidently State and Albany police refused to arrest Occupy Albany Protesters

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/10/24/new-york-cops-defy-order-to-arrest-hundreds-of-occupy-protesters/


Occupy Wall Street, New York, NY

The mayor sent 40 firefighters, accompanied by police, into the encampment on Friday to remove several canisters of gasoline and six electrical generators. Bloomberg said during his weekly WOR-AM radio show, “It came to our attention cans of gasoline and generators were in the park. These are fire hazards (and) against the law.”

http://occupywallst.org/forum/wsws-new-york-city-mayor-steps-up-harassment-of-oc/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/police-refuse-to-arrest-in-albany/

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

Forum Post: Why does OWS focus on confrontation with the police?

Posted Nov. 6, 2011, 12:16 p.m. EST (14 minutes ago) by thomasmiller This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I thought OWS was a peaceful group. Why do they do things in which they know the police are going to get involved? For example, its pretty obvious the police would get involved when they blocked the entrance to Goldman Sachs. What were they trying to do? Get a youtube moment of the police taking them away and then claim police brutality?

Is the point of this movement confrontation with the police or is it truly against corporate greed? I don't get it. Someone please explain...

http://occupywallst.org/forum/why-does-ows-focus-on-confrontation-with-the-polic/

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

this is not a place for comment

this is a library of post subjects organized by category

if one wishes to respond, he/she should follow the link listed below to the thread

http://occupywallst.org/forum/why-does-ows-focus-on-confrontation-with-the-polic/#comment-300729

[-] 1 points by david157ts (54) 2 years ago

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Boycott Issues

http://occupywallst.org/forum/black-friday-boycott/

[-] 1 points by screwtheman (122) 2 years ago

Yeah right. I love Black Friday. I can get the best deals on things. I need a bigger tv for my bathroom.

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

This should be listed under

Planning Protest

http://occupywallst.org/forum/forum-topics/#comment-172247

[-] 1 points by DavitchFarynVago (128) from Massena, NY 2 years ago

Look me up...gotta water my lab...

[-] 1 points by Indepat (924) from Minneola, FL 2 years ago

This is a great idea. It should be organized by subject matter. Or better yet, there should be an option where the user can choose to filter based on a set of subject matters.

Sometimes you might want to see the whole picture.

But I agree, this forum should be broken up into groups based on subject matter.

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

thank you

I'm more for categorizing and sub-categorizing as the data base builds than filtering

[-] 1 points by Indepat (924) from Minneola, FL 2 years ago

No, I agree, it should be categorized and sub-categorized, but should allow for some to "view all" if they want to take a look at the whole picture. But yes, yes, yes, this thing needs to get just a little more organized.

Unfortunately I don't think anyone is running this thing or monitoring it. At least I don't think so.

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

drop down menu for main categories

could lead to parallel boards to the main board

New Post could be told to select a category

sub categories could come after

[-] 1 points by Indepat (924) from Minneola, FL 2 years ago

Yes, I agree, hope you can make it happen.

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

I've seen improvements in usability of this site since I've been here

[-] 1 points by Indepat (924) from Minneola, FL 2 years ago

Well good, and good luck. I hope they take you up on your idea, because it's a good one, and it's definitely needed.

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

It is clear that the political/financial lines are in collusion. Look at Ct. with Dodd, Lieberman and Blumenthal. My well water is poisoned from an illegal landfill that was to be cleaned up, Blumenthal illegally dismissed the suit to clean up not only the landfill poisoning my water, but 23 other sites as well. I have found him to be a liar protected by the media. During his tenure as Attorney General for Ct. he has handed his ex law partner 1/4 BILLION in state funds as well as having bought virtually all the Ct. Judicial system. This helps keep the lid on the on-going road contract corruption as well as the past and current illegal dumping. His father-in-law owns a lot of media and the Empire State Building as well. His ex-partners name is David Golub. By coincidence? two of the top execs in UBS are also named Golub. UBS, Switzerland, where they hide the money. Funny that bank has also been spared prosecution on predatory home lending charges.

[-] 1 points by GinaLola (210) 2 years ago

Wow, you have your hands full over there. Do the voters not know this? Can't they vote him out of office?

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

this belongs under the sub category of celebrity names

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


War Issues



[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

CIA seeks to Expand the Drone Wars

Posted 23 hours ago on Oct. 19, 2012, 1:05 p.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic (4468) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

"The CIA is urging the White House to approve a significant expansion of the agency’s fleet of armed drones, a move that would extend the spy service’s decade-long transformation into a paramilitary force, U.S. officials said.

The proposal by CIA Director David H. Petraeus would bolster the agency’s ability to sustain its campaigns of lethal strikes in Pakistan and Yemen and enable it, if directed, to shift aircraft to emerging al-Qaeda threats in North Africa or other trouble spots, officials said."

Because you know... now we need to bomb North Africa.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/cia-seeks-to-expand-the-drone-wars/

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

Chronicle of a Guantanamo death foretold

Posted 18 minutes ago on Sept. 23, 2012, 8:45 p.m. EST by MattLHolck (12697) | edit | delete This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Two weeks ago, the Pentagon quietly released a statement that another Guantanamo detainee had died in custody, the ninth since the prison was opened in 2001. Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif, a 32-year-old man from Yemen who had spent eleven years incarcerated, was found dead in his cell on September 8.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/chronicle-of-a-guantanamo-death-foretold/

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

Oakland Obama Office Occupied in Support of Pfc. Manning. Video.

Posted 5 days ago on Aug. 16, 2012, 11:12 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt Tags: direct action, oakland, pfc. manning, veterans

http://occupywallst.org/article/oakland-obama-office-occupied-support-pfc-manning-/

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

Balochistan: Next Stop In Corporate Fascist Amerika's War-For-Profit Tour?

Posted 1 day ago on June 18, 2012, 3:06 p.m. EST by vvv0617 (0) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Are the human rights issues raised over Baluchistan real or just another ruse and excuse for the U.S. to invade a former ally and install a puppet government?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/balochistan-next-stop-in-corporate-fascist-amerika/#comment-766630

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

US War Veterans Tossing Medals Back at NATO Was Heroic Act

Posted 8 hours ago on May 24, 2012, 7:35 p.m. EST by Renneye (57) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

[[ looks like we have some real thinkers amongst our patriots....brave]]

It was one of the most moving experiences many of us had witnessed in our lives. It is hard to describe in words. I couldn’t get the lump out of my throat. Out of the corner of my eye, I caught a woman next to me crying. Their words, their voices, crackling under the emotion of their courageous act, breaking under the weight of the pain, the trauma, their anger, sadness, and hope – theirs was a heroic and beautiful act, a moving ceremony. It was a privilege to be there with these women and men who served in our wars.

Operation Iraqi Freedom medal. Tossed. Global War on Terror medal. Thrown. National Defense medal. Pitched. Marine Corps Good Conduct medal. Flung. Navy and Marine Corps medal. Chucked.

Rest of article here.....

http://occupywallst.org/forum/us-war-veterans-tossing-medals-back-at-nato-was-he/

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

War With Iran in 2013? Congress Prepares for War - HR 4310

Posted 2 days ago on May 18, 2012, 1:51 a.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic (2910) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Dennis Kucinich speaks in Congress about HR 4310

"Section 1221 makes military action against Iran a US policy."

"(b) Declaration of Policy- It shall be the policy of the United States to take all necessary measures, including military action if required, to prevent Iran from threatening the United States, its allies, or Iran's neighbors with a nuclear weapon."

"Section 1222 directs our armed forces to prepare for war."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZnTnkBIdk0&feature=relmfu

HR 4310 full: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.4310.rH:

President Obama stated on January 24, 2012, `Let there be no doubt: America is determined to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and I will take no options off the table to achieve that goal.'.

Do you understand what's happening here?

"Iran is the prize in the center." - Dick Cheney portrayed in the movie W by Oliver Stone

http://occupywallst.org/forum/congress-getting-ready-for-war-with-iran-hr-4310-t/

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

US attacks Yemen AGAIN

Posted 10 hours ago on May 7, 2012, 10:26 a.m. EST by hchc (2538) from Tampa, FL This content is user submitted and not an official statement

No asking for permission from the UN, or NATO. We don't care. We bomb them and anyone else whenever we feel like it. Disgusting.

How many innocent people, or people who simply don't want AMERICA in their own country, died in this one?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/us-attacks-yemen-again/

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

"THE GROUND TRUTH" ; The Human Cost Of War - Sometimes the greatest act of courage is to tell the truth ... ((VIDEO))

Posted 9 hours ago on March 19, 2012, 9:37 a.m. EST by shadz66 (2912) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

"THE GROUND TRUTH" : The Human Cost Of War.

Sometimes the greatest act of courage is to tell the truth ...

In the opening scenes of Patricia Foulkrod's powerful documentary, we're introduced to a number of young soldiers who speak candidly and powerfully about the motivations that led them to join the military. As their stories unfold, we hear their surprised reactions to boot camp and combat training as they were taught to dehumanize their enemy, to "kill hadjis and ragheads."

"The Ground Truth" - is a documentary film, that should be watched by everyone who has a friend, relative or loved one who's served - or is about to serve - in Iraq and Afghanistan.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-ground-truth-the-human-cost-of-war-sometimes-t/#comment-682274

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

US Conquered the Philippines 100 years ago like Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan

Posted 1 day ago on Feb. 19, 2012, 8:07 a.m. EST by bklynsboy (340) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Driving the Spanish out, the US decided to do "democracy at gunpoint" for profit; they had tobacco and sugar cane. Then it all went bad. The liberated population soon hated Americans and fought guerrilla war. We lost lives and treasure. Here is an exerpt from the anti-imperialist senator from Massachusetts, George F. Hoar:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/us-conquered-the-philippines-100-years-ago-like-vi/

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

Marines Pissing on Corpses [Reinstate the Draft]

Posted 2 days ago on Jan. 13, 2012, 10:04 a.m. EST by bklynsboy (274) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

This is called an "atrocity"? It's like equating a stupid prank with putting Jews by the millions in ovens and gas chambers in WWII?

We have wounded our soldiers with multiple tours in unnecessary wars. Our mission ended with Bin Laden's death. We could have gotten him years ago, if Bush didn't start the Iraq war. Trillions could have been saved. Thousands of GIs' lives would not have been lost. 70,000 soldiers wouldn't be maimed. 100s of thousands of Iraqi civilians would be alive. Iran would be weaker. Now tens of thousands of damaged veterans must be cared for for life, which we must do, costing billions, due to wars for profit instead of just cause. Korea was a threat? Vietnam was a threat? Iraq was a threat? The Congo (now with SEAL teams) is a threat? If you want to save the military and help our soldiers, reinstate the draft. We don't have to burn them out with multiple tours and get cancer from burn pits and depleted uranium shells, and pay mercenaries $300,000 a year as substitutes.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/marines-pissing-on-corpses/

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

IRAN


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

Why Doesn't Iran go "Solar" instead of the "Nuclear Option"?

Posted 4 weeks ago on Dec. 23, 2011, 4:50 a.m. EST by OccupyNews (575) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

If Iran cannot make solar energy work in their desert regions, than the planet's humanoid inhabitants are mostly doomed as they continue to over rely on petroleum.

If Iran succeeds developing solar energy, the excuse to invade Iran would vaporize as well.

(edit note, I changed the phrase "desert environment" to "desert regions".

http://occupywallst.org/forum/why-doesnt-iran-go-solar-instead-of-the-nuclear-op/

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

why Iranians hate the USA so much...

http://occupywallst.org/forum/i-think-now-i-understand-why-iranians-hate-the-usa/

Do You Support WAR with IRAN?

Posted 5 days ago on Jan. 15, 2012, 1:53 p.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic (1647) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

It's weird how many people support going to war with Iran even though,

1: THEY ARE NOT BUILDING A NUCLEAR WEAPON.

2: THEY HAVE NO WAY OF ATTACKING THE USA.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/do-you-support-war-with-iran/

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

Forum Post: Justifying War with Iran

Posted 1 day ago on Jan. 17, 2012, 8:06 p.m. EST by fiftyfourforty (6) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

A growing body of evidence points to a concerted campaign to prepare Americans and the world for war against Iran. This is not idle speculation. It fits a pattern that repeatedly preceded previous hostilities.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/justifying-war-with-iran/

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

Mainstream Media Lie for War With Iran

Posted 20 hours ago on Jan. 10, 2012, 5:36 p.m. EST by bklynsboy (248) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

The Pres., VP, Secty of State, generals, Secty of defense, corporate media, all swore Saddam had WMD and caused 9/11. All Lies. We lost 5000 GIs with 75,000 maimed in Iraq with over $2 trillion borrowed taxpayer money. 100's of thousands of Iraqi civilian casualties. This also destabilised the region, empowered Iran.

Now the media and government are replaying the same bullshit for war with Iran. Endless war for profit and oil.


The Drums Of War Have Begun Again And There Isn't A Damn Thing We Can Do About It.

Posted 22 hours ago on Dec. 9, 2011, 1:12 a.m. EST by puff6962 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

The retrieval of the RX-170 drone by the Iranians has confirmed my worst fears.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/what-war-with-iran-will-look-like/


War With Iran

Posted 2 days ago on Dec. 4, 2011, 6:14 p.m. EST by patriot76 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://occupywallst.org/forum/war-with-iran/


AIPAC, the Israel lobby, forces bill to block Obama or the government to enter diplomatic talks with Iran, to force a war.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/aipac-the-israel-lobby-forces-bill-to-block-obama-/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/mainstream-media-lie-for-war-with-iran/

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

I want to Occupy the Military

Posted 1 day ago on Jan. 10, 2012, 10:58 a.m. EST by 4TheHumanSocietyProject (258) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I was thinking about joining the military to educate the men and women of what is occurring in the world and try to enlighten them. I believe when shit hits the fan we will need the military to come to our side of the fence. Please do not rant or say something with out thinking about this very deeply.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/i-want-to-occupy-the-military/

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

Forum Post: ~~~ It has been said we should take up arms

Posted 1 month ago on Nov. 12, 2011, 9:51 a.m. EST by ZenDog (3998) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://occupywallst.org/forum/it-has-been-said-we-should-take-up-arms/

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

US Plans Nuclear Missiles 300 mi. off China

Posted 1 day ago on Dec. 17, 2011, 9:17 a.m. EST by bklynsboy This content is user submitted and not an official statement

If there's no crisis, the US manufactures one. Anything to spend money on the Military-Industrial complex and take away from the 99%.

Since 2007, residents of Jeju Island, also officially designated the Island of World Peace, have been risking their lives and their freedom to prevent the construction of a naval base. This military base, if completed, will be home to both US and South Korean naval vessels and a sea-based Aegis ballistic missile defense system. At last count, more than 125 international organizations were listed as supporters of the anti-base effort.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/us-plans-nuclear-missiles-300-mi-off-china/

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

'Occupied Afghanistan' : Some facts, points and observations from beyond The MSM Veil.

Posted 1 month ago on Nov. 4, 2011, 1:25 p.m. EST by shadz66 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

With reference to Afghanistan - "Graveyard of Empires" but alas also an early grave for so many of its long suffering people, I post the following :

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupied-afghanistan-some-facts-points-observation/

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

Forum Post: More "Terror" Bullshit to Scare Us

Posted 12 hours ago on Dec. 3, 2011, 6:36 a.m. EST by bklynsboy This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Homeland Security director Janet Napolitano issues another threat of a lone wolf terrorist stalking you and striking at any time, and there's nothing we can do. Lions and tigers and bears, Oh My! The world, Europe, America has had Lone Wolves attacking throughout history. Remember the IRA? NYC had the Mad Bomber in the 1940's and 1950's with 33 bombs exploded in the city. There were bombs BEFORE the terrorists of the Middle East. Remember Oklahoma city?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/more-terror-bullshit-to-scare-us/

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

War Profiteers Meet Tomorrow In NYC. They Won't Be Alone.

Posted 1 day ago on Nov. 29, 2011, 12:46 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt Walmart

Tomorrow, the Aviation Week and Credit Suisse will be holding their 17th annual Aerospace & Defense Finance Conference in NYC. These war profiteers export death in the name of defense. They have obscene influence over our democracy with politicians in their pockets and hundreds of lobbyists working congress. They sell arms to to the 1% so that war can be waged against the 99% in efficient and technologically advanced ways. #OWS will not stand silent as these dangerous parasites take our tax dollars and turn them into arms and profit.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/war-profiteers-meet-tomorrow-nyc-they-wont-be-alon/

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

Why do you think other countries hate the USA?

Posted 22 minutes ago on Nov. 28, 2011, 1:23 a.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Did you know that the original Bush administration and the UN used Hitler military tactics against Iraq? Bombing their clean water resources, bombing factories that provided food... which was needed by their INNOCENT civilians to survive... It's how you exterminate a society. Cut off their food. And people in America called it PATRIOTIC. Another Hitler tactic that was used was the long distance missile strikes. Using guided missiles, weapons that could be used to kill at a distance, they do that so those doing the killing need not have to face the reality of what they were doing. It's all just a point on a map. They have no idea a child is in that house eating dinner with their family.

Madeline Albright said the price of half a million deaths of children was worth it! Why do you think other countries hate the USA? It's not too late. We can save our nations reputation in the world. All you have to do is be aware and informed and act upon that knowledge. Everyone must be aware. Tyrants run our country.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/why-do-you-think-other-countries-hate-the-usa/

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

Forum Post: Why are we Fighting in Iraq & Afghanistan?

Posted 3 hours ago on Nov. 25, 2011, 1:50 p.m. EST by 666isMONEY This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Me: I think we went into Afghanistan for minerals recently discovered there, an oil pipeline and because, after we lost Vietnam and the Golden Triangle, Heroin production moved to Mexico but then Afghanistan.

Iraq was a war for Israel & oil. May also have been because Saddam wanted to trade oil in Euros instead of USD. Bush thinks he will go down in history as saving western civilization from high oil prices due to Peak Oil. Saddam was Israel's #1 enemy.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/why-are-we-fighting-in-iraq-afghanistan/

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

Forum Post: Military spending vs millions dying for lack of drinkable water

Posted 5 hours ago on Nov. 21, 2011, 9:20 a.m. EST by Jackofhearts This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcuda89NiKM

Imho, it's shocking how much good we actually could do if congress would take their heads out of their arses. Or if human life wasn't a political game to our leaders.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/military-spending-vs-millions-dying-for-lack-of-dr/

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

Forum Post: US Wars steal from the 99%

Posted 2 days ago on Nov. 17, 2011, 6:55 a.m. EST by bklynboy This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/us-troops-headed-to-australia-irking-china/2011/11/16/gIQAiGiuRN_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines

Now Obama is building a new military base in Australia, to counter the "Chinese Threat." The US has over 1000 bases around the world. No other country does this. What would the US do if China built a base in South America? We spend almost more than the rest of the world combined on military and war. Everything is cut except the war budget. America crumbles because there is no money to create jobs, save our homes and lower taxes.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/us-wars-steal-from-the-99/

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

It Is Always A Simple Matter To Drag The People Along,....All You Have To Do Is To Tell Them They Are Being Attacked, And Denounce The Pacifists For Lack Of Patriotism

Posted 4 days ago on Nov. 13, 2011, 5:06 p.m. EST by puff6962 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

“Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”

http://occupywallst.org/forum/it-is-the-leaders-of-the-country-who-determine-pol/

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

'Occupy Portland' Man calls for bombings to stop on Fox News

Posted 1 hour ago on Nov. 9, 2011, 11:26 a.m. EST by blacksabor This content is user submitted and not an official statement

'Occupy Portland' Man Attacks News Crew. A must see video for anyone doubting how out of control and propagandized OWSers are becoming and will only get worse.

http://nation.foxnews.com/occupy-portland/2011/11/09/occupy-portland-attacks-news-crew

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

Forum Post: "Beware The Military Indistrial Complex" - Dwight Eisenhower

Posted 8 hours ago on Nov. 9, 2011, 3:48 a.m. EST by GypsyKing This content is user submitted and not an official statement

This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence -- economic, political, even spiritual -- is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.

--Excerpted from Dwight Eisenhower's farewell

http://occupywallst.org/forum/beware-the-military-indistrial-complex-dwight-eise/

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

Forum Post: WAKE UP!!! isreal want's American kids to fight and die in Iran - DO SOMETHING!!! http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/IranvIsrael.php

Posted 20 hours ago on Nov. 7, 2011, 10:29 a.m. EST by UKfighback This content is user submitted and not an official statement

WAKE UP!!! isreal wants to send your kids off to die in Iran - DO SOMETHING

http://occupywallst.org/forum/wake-up-isreal-wants-american-kids-to-fight-and-di/#comment-313151

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

Forum Post: Declare Peace Now

Posted Nov. 5, 2011, 1:06 p.m. EST (1 day ago) by jpbarbieux (Palmetto Bay, FL) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Declare Peace Now

http://occupywallst.org/forum/declare-peace-now/

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

Forum Post: God invented war so Americans could learn geography.

Posted Oct. 16, 2011, 10:12 p.m. EST (21 days ago) by Dontbedaft This content is user submitted and not an official statement

700 military bases in 150 countries worldwide.

Forget taxing the rich. Try not policing the world and there would be enough money for all.

People don't hate us because we are free, they hate us cause we invade whoever we want at will.

Think about it.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/god-invented-war-so-americans-could-learn-geograph/

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

Forum Post: Violence is as American as apple pie.

Posted Nov. 6, 2011, 4:09 a.m. EST (13 hours ago) by alouis (New York, NY) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I don't advocate that OWS be violent. Not at this time in this place. It's a question of strategy and tactics though and not one of principle. I have a problem with people who would oppose all violence in all circumstances. Violence is, as one man once said, as American as apple pie. Let's not forget our country ws born in violence, and preserved itself and ended slavery through a terribly violent civil war. George Washington was violent. Abraham Lincoln was violent. We have named streets and schools for Malcolm X and what did he say? "By any means necessary."

Malcolm X never initiated violence and as far as I know did not participate in any violent action, his words were answered with hysteria and alarm and he was painted the bad guy until well after he was murdered.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/violence-is-as-american-as-apple-pie/

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

Forum Post: Endless war steals from the 99%

Posted Nov. 5, 2011, 7:25 a.m. EST (3 hours ago) by schrubs This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Korea, Vietnam: Millions of civilians dead, 88,000GIs dead, billions spent. . Bush starts the Iraq war on the lies of WMD and causing 9/11. Obama escalates Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Trillions spent. Payoffs to Taliban and contractors. Obama redeploys thousands of troops out of Iraq into surrounding Middle East countries to be ready for the next war. Obama sends US troops and supplies to Africa. Obama sends navy task forces to Asia. Obama greatly expands military bases around the world (over 1000). Obama builds new nuclear weapons, subs, carriers, bombers, missiles. The government and media are priming the public for the next war with Iran. What happened to diplomacy?

No other country on earth spends trillions of dollars for war like the US. This money should used to create civilian jobs, lower taxes and save our homes from foreclosure. Everything in America is cut and crumbling but the military budget is left barely touched. Cuts to veterans, seniors, education, roads, tunnels, bridges, ports, colleges, hospitals, states, cities, towns, villages, arts, research, clean energy, Wall St. oversight, worker safety, fire and police departments, etc. But we're building more submarines and bombers.

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

http://occupywallst.org/forum/endless-war-steals-from-the-99/

[-] 1 points by SandyEnglish (60) 2 years ago

WSWS: NATO declares formal end to criminal war on Libya

http://occupywallst.org/forum/wsws-nato-declares-formal-end-to-criminal-war-on-l/

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

Forum Post: You want justice? You want freedom? Demand we STOP our occupations of foreign countries!

How can you demand freedom, equity, equality, honesty, justice at home when we as citizens are funding and complicit with killing, bombing, droning, imprisoning, torturing innocent civilians in 7 (or 8?) other countries?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/you-want-justice-you-want-freedom-demand-we-stop-o/

[-] 1 points by SandyEnglish (60) 2 years ago

Obama’s withdrawal from Iraq: Prelude to wider war

http://occupywallst.org/forum/wsws-obamas-withdrawal-from-iraq-prelude-to-wider-/

[-] 2 points by GinaLola (210) 2 years ago

Happened the next day. Forces were doubled in friendly countries like Kuwait and special forces were sent into 4 black African countries for covert missions-sweet crude oil. They are not leaving there until they occupy Iran.

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

that you these should be thread heads in the main forum with links to those here

[-] 1 points by SandyEnglish (60) 2 years ago

Got it.

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

You want justice? You want freedom? Demand we STOP our occupations of foreign countries! (User Submitted)

http://occupywallst.org/forum/you-want-justice-you-want-freedom-demand-we-stop-o/

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

Why do the protests have to remain peaceful (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 27, 2011, 9:41 p.m. EST (28 minutes ago) by esebille

Do you think anyone cares as long as things stay peaceful. Why not mob the Goldman Sachs building or the Federal Reserve and get violent? Just walking up and down streets is not going to make any change. Economic damage and havoc will need to be created for the real change to happen.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/why-do-the-protests-have-to-remain-peaceful/#comment-222564

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

America has Become a Military State (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 23, 2011, 8:31 a.m. EST (2 hours ago) by shrubs

We sell the most weapons in the world. We make the most weapons in the world. We spend 6 times more than the next 3 countries combined for war. We have over 1000 military bases around the world. Our military is involved in over 100 countries around the world.

Just like the human body exists to keep the brain alive, the USA exists to make money to feed the military budget.

Democrats and republicans act as one to make cuts everywhere and hollow out America but not cut military activities or spending. No other country in the world can conquer us. Use diplomacy instead of guns. Rebuild America instead of blowing up the world.


http://occupywallst.org/forum/america-has-become-a-military-state/

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

NO WAR (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 8, 2011, 1:19 p.m. EST (13 days ago) by MattLHolck | edit | delete

destruction cannot be profitable it only destroys goods, properties and people

war is used to take from others it produces nothing on it's own

http://occupywallst.org/forum/no-war/

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

Is Bringing All of the Troops home the right decision? (User Submitted)

http://occupywallst.org/forum/is-bringing-all-of-the-troops-home-the-right-decis/

[-] 1 points by davebrestensky (59) 2 years ago

Are you kidding?? Oris your last name Gump.

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

Forum Post: If The Rich Are Jobs Creators, Where Are The Jobs?

Posted 1 month ago on Oct. 17, 2011, 9:10 a.m. EST by Puzzlin This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Those making over $250,000 a year have been paying less income taxes because of a unfunded Bush tax cut for the rich that was supposed to help generate jobs. We were promised great prosperity, home ownership, and wealth. So where are the jobs we were promised? The American people are still waiting after 8 years of those Bush tax cuts. The rich still have them. What happened to those rich job creators?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/if-the-rich-are-jobs-creators-where-are-the-jobs/

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

Forum Post: What Happened Today

Posted 1 day ago on Nov. 17, 2011, 6:31 p.m. EST by lolwth This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Your first attempts to bring down our way of life were prevented today with force, as it should have been. We should have got the national guard to take all of you freeloading scum and throw you into a third world country and then you may finally appreciate how good you really have it here. Do you know what the main difference is between the hardworking executives, managers, and CEOs compared to you? Its one simple thing; THEY WANT TO BE THE BEST THEY CAN BE! Can you say you put in 16 hour days,initially sacrificed having a better social life in order to reach your full potential, or even worked for anything your entire life? Of course you didn't do any of these things, you have this wild view of the world and you think that everyone owes you degenerate parasites something when all you do is leech from society and the hardworking people of America. Just because you are lazy and don't want a better life does not mean that people who are capable of providing a great lifestyle for themselves should not be entitled to have it. This state is already in enough of a financial crisis we do not need you ignorant fools costing us more money from more police offer shifts or the cost of cleaning up the park you so blatantly defiled. If you want to have money, be happy, and feel safe, than do something that is useful to society instead of blaming everyone else for your problems. Its not the corporations fault that your intelligence, logic, and problem solving skills are equivalent to those of a 13 year old. And before you think that I am some person making $150,000 a year and "threatened" by you, think again. I am just a college student that wants to make something of himself one day. All of you parasites of society who actually believe in this ridiculous movement need to step back and look at the situation again. Is it the corporations fault that you chose the wrong paths in life? Is it their fault you have no ambition or drive? Is it their fault you cant support yourself because you've never known what its been like to really want something? I think not. So stop thinking that the hard working individuals of this country need to be punished and give in to your ridiculous, society diminishing demands because they made the right choices and had the determination to fulfill their dreams.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/what-happened-today/

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

Forum Post: I Disagree With OWS

Posted 1 hour ago on Nov. 17, 2011, 9:13 p.m. EST by RobertFemenella This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I am one of the majority of that 99% that works and pays taxes. I know unemployment is high and good jobs are scarce, but there are jobs to be had. Many of these are low-paying jobs and many are only part-time, but they are jobs. How about hanging out at a shape-up area with the day laborers and picking up some work? No? I didn’t think so. Being part of a “Movement” is definitely more life-enriching and fun, too.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/i-disagree-with-ows/

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

Forum Post: Get a fucken job! Do you know what that means...workkkk!

Posted 1 hour ago on Nov. 13, 2011, 1:53 p.m. EST by anony1 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Let me get this straight! You come to Manhattan, squat on public property, the police think you are a bunch of nuts (as do we all) and naturally treated you as such, you pay no rent...no permit fees and now you want toilets. Do you want a shower with that too?

Listen, you are living off of mom and dad's donations to you. You are living off of people that work. Instead of shitting on the street and blaming Bloomberg because he wont let you into his apartment to shower how about getting a fucken job and paying for an apartment so you can shit and shower?

I know this sounds a bit raw, but I think this is all common sense. Only Democrats would want someone else to pay their way. Tea Party pays its own way motherfucker!

http://occupywallst.org/forum/get-a-fucken-job-do-you-know-what-that-meansworkkk/

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

Forum Post: Brothers and sisters you need to work harder, strive for admirable virtues and you will succeed.

Posted 2 days ago on Nov. 4, 2011, 11:16 p.m. EST by queenann This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://occupywallst.org/forum/people-you-need-to-work-hard-and-be-honest-and-you/

Do not be jealous of those who have more than you. Why don't you pick yourself up and go out and try to make a success of your life. You can do it if you lose the bitterness. Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.

Obama gave all our $$$ to wall street, Detroit unions, acorn, planned parenthood, etc.

Obama is the root cause of all of this.

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

Forum Post: Protesters - whats in this for you? - When its over, what about you?

Posted Nov. 6, 2011, 7:12 p.m. EST (33 minutes ago) by thomasmiller This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Ok, lets talk some common sense. When all is said and done, what is in it for you? You could be searching for a job right now or getting educated or improving your situation somehow. If and when this is over with, what is going to happen to you after you spent all this time at the camp? Are there jobs out there for professional protesters? I think you are wasting time right now because when its all over there will be a few people behind the scenes who benefited...the labor unions will benefit, but you will go on your merry way with EMPTY HANDS.

Think about it...you can't change the world, but you can change your own personal situation. There are jobs out there. For example, there are good paying jobs out in Williston, North Dakota...hey its not the best place in the world, but the pay is very good and jobs available. You will not accomplish anything by living in a park. Please think about this...

http://occupywallst.org/forum/protesters-whats-in-this-for-you-when-its-over-and/

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

If The Rich Are Jobs Creators, Where Are The Jobs? (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 17, 2011, 9:10 a.m. EST (5 days ago) by Puzzlin

Those making over $250,000 a year have been paying less income taxes because of a unfunded Bush tax cut for the rich that was supposed to help generate jobs. We were promised great prosperity, home ownership, and wealth. So where are the jobs we were promised? The American people are still waiting after 8 years of those Bush tax cuts. The rich still have them. What happened to those rich job creators?

The rich have gotten richer, that's indisputable, and the poor have gotten poorer. Am I living in some kind of twilight zone fantasy nightmare or has the American Dream started leaving us all behind except those 1% who enjoy all the money but just decided not to create any jobs with it.

Isn't this that recycled crap from Reagan, Trickle Down! Well, I think the jury isn't out on this one any more. It doesn't work. For the 1 %, it's time for you to pay for those roads and bridges you drive on, and the employees you hire who are educated in our public schools.

beautifulworld 7 points 5 days ago

Demand creates jobs, not tax breaks.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/if-the-rich-are-jobs-creators-where-are-the-jobs/

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

Self Employ Ourselves (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 21, 2011, 11:15 p.m. EST (1 hour ago) by Marc526 (Lodi, NJ)

One of the ideas I had as a small business teacher was trying to teach more and more people to be their own business. That's right cut out corporate rules. Cashiers join in business and make MomsCashiers they work a circuit of Target and Kohl's stores independently of corporate. They get breaks when they need, care that they need and they don't take shit from fucking bullshit managers that think they're cocks are the biggest things on this Earth besides their wallets. Seriously we need to employ ourselves and cut out corporate! Whose with me?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/forum-topics/

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

Simple Economics (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 10, 2011, 10:33 p.m. EST (11 days ago) by gibsone76m (Washington, NJ)

Investment drives technological advancement. Anyone who is part of OWS and uses their computer/Facebook is being a hypocrite. I saw someone post "At OWS" on Facebook from their blackberry. It is laughable.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/simple-economics/

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

osted Oct. 21, 2011, 9:30 p.m. EST (11 minutes ago) by veryconfused

I challenge all of you to put your money where your mouths are:

So you're all Down with Capitalism...Why not:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/i-challenge-all-of-you/

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

So.... can anyone just send me money instead?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/send-me-a-check/

[-] 0 points by queenann (-220) from New Rochelle, NY 2 years ago

I have a job. hippies work too, you know, Somebody has to work to support all of these peep's hanging out in zucchini park in nyc.

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


Parallel Discussion Websites



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

Article V Convention Advocacy

This forum is for citizens interested in advocating for a convention provided for in Article V of the U.S. Constitution. Feel free to discuss any issue of course, however our main focus is on promoting and raising awareness of the Article V Convention.

http://articlevconvention.org/forum.php

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

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

Forum Post: Occupy Better, Overcome Disinformation

Posted 1 minute ago on Nov. 22, 2011, 4:26 p.m. EST by Jue This content is user submitted and not an official statement

May I attract your attention to this Facebook-group:

https://www.facebook.com/board.php?uid=123467207698187

A collection of informations.

I wish to herewith declare that the nature of this collection is global, in no way national.

Kind regards Jue

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-better-overcome-disinformation/

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

http://www.nycga.net/

New York City General Assembly

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

Forum Thread Organizational Map 2 (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 12, 2011, 6:34 p.m. EST (9 days ago) by gawdoftruth (Santa Barbara, CA)

http://occupywallst.org/forum/organizational-map-2/

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

We have a forum with topics here: http://www.occupyr.com/

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

Tired of the trolls? (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 20, 2011, 6:25 p.m. EST (1 day ago) by RichardGates (Fort Walton Beach, FL)

don't let these a$$ hats run you off. we need your support. please visit one of these support forums and start networking with folks. this is not about party its about people.

http://occupybrooklyn.org

http://occupywallst.org

http://occupytogether.org

http://occupyr.com

http://TheMultitude.org

http://teaoccupyunited.com

http://occupywallst.org/forum/tired-of-the-trolls/

[-] 1 points by RichardGates (1529) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 2 years ago

lmao, you rock homie.

[-] 1 points by mgiddin1 (1057) from Linthicum, MD 2 years ago

Thanks for doing this - I don't understand why no one has done this before.

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

I will need help

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


Political Parties



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

Do Republicans serve a purpose in American politics today?

Posted 3 days ago on Feb. 14, 2012, 9:28 a.m. EST by factsrfun (432) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I remember in the 1980’s when the GOP was working the “politics of envy” hard against the evil auto unions whose fat lazy members were drinking beer on the job and building crappy cars, I’m sure Mitt’s father knows all about this and so does Mitt. Today the GOP is still trying to turn Americans who aren’t lucky enough to have a good paying union job against those who do, telling Americans that it’s the fault of people trying to build a middle class life that their state has no money, pay no attention to the billionaires. In those days I was often told that there was once a need for unions, when people were dying in mines (BTW they still do) and sweat shops (there still are) but not anymore. So it got me thinking, seems the only purpose of the GOP is to cut/hold down taxes on the wealthiest Americans, back in the 1950’s when the top rate was 90% there might have been a need for Republicans, but now when you can make 20 million and pay less than 14% I think the time for Republicans has past.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/do-republicans-serve-a-purpose-in-american-politic/

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

why not vote for the green party (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 22, 2011, 7:30 p.m. EST (6 minutes ago) by MattLHolck | edit | delete

I. DEMOCRACY A. Political Reform B. Political Participation C. Community

Families and Children Alternative Community Service

D. Free Speech and Media Reform E. Foreign Policy

Peace and Disarmament A Real Road to Peace in the Middle East Trade Human Rights Women's Rights Puerto Rican Independence

http://occupywallst.org/forum/why-not-vote-for-the-green-party/

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

MOVEON.ORG EMAIL:

Hi Subscriber,

I wanted to make sure you saw this important petition calling for forgiveness of student loan debt—a step that's sure to do more to stimulate the economy than giving more tax cuts to billionaires and big corporations!

http://occupywallst.org/forum/moveonorg-hijacking-ows-new-moveonorg-email/

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

The GOP must not win the presidency! (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 20, 2011, 2:37 p.m. EST (1 day ago) by flamingliberal

If the GOP wins the presidency they are going to austerity us to hell. They dont understand that taxes are the oil that keep the American engine running for all. I guess when they are making millions and billions selling the American dream in China, you just dont give a fuck about Americans anymore. Through out history it is taxes that have saved America from becoming 3rd world Mexico. Ronald Reagan, Bush Sr., and Bill Clinton new this, that is why they raised taxes and you saw booms in economic growth. The GOP have planned to not pay taxes and spend the Clinton surplus in order to bankrupt the government and privitize the Nation. Gaining complete control of Government and creating a corporate monarchy. The GOP is the enemy a greater threat then the Democrats. Don't get me wrong im for replacing both, but in the meantime lets keep the devil at bay.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-gop-must-not-win-the-presidency/

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

A Third Party cannot survive in the US (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 21, 2011, 6:32 p.m. EST (6 hours ago) by Growth11

Because there is not enough money to fund it. Is this true?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/a-third-party-cannot-survive-in-the-us/

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

Tea baggers and conservatives are getting scared of the word "Socialism" around here so lets change it (User Submitted)

http://occupywallst.org/forum/tea-baggers-and-conservatives-are-getting-scared-o/

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

Are OWS exchanging union support in exchange for pimping out their protestors as political mercenaries?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/is-ows-renting-out-protestors/

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

Why OWS needs us conservatives, And how you can attract us

http://occupywallst.org/forum/why-ows-needs-us-conservatives-and-how-you-can-att/

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

GOP making it harder for the elderly to vote, since they plan on looting their social security and medicaid. Suppressing college students, minorities,from voting since they are the people they gonna loot the future from.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/gop-at-it-again-suppressing-votes-4-the-ppl-the-ai/

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


Tax Issues



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

Taxing the Wealthy is Not Socialism. It is Common Sense.

Posted 7 hours ago on Jan. 29, 2012, 10:35 a.m. EST by HitGirl (859) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://occupywallst.org/forum/taxing-the-wealthy-is-not-socialism-it-is-common-s/

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

The next time you hear some half-wit fool claim the rich pay most of the taxes in America, smack them in the face and tell them to consider this:

Posted 14 hours ago on Dec. 15, 2011, 10:54 a.m. EST by ModestCapitalist This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-next-time-you-hear-some-half-wit-fool-say-the-/

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

Right wing cry babies. Shut the hell up and raise those god damn taxes on filthy rich pigs. Stop being a bunch of god damn cry babies when it comes to taxes. Do that, and I for one, will stop ripping on you for it. I already agree more with your party whe

Posted 14 hours ago on Nov. 22, 2011, 12:44 a.m. EST by nuclearradio This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://occupywallst.org/forum/lets-get-the-facts-straight-taxes/

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

Forum Post: Permanent Tax Cuts For the Wealthy! WTF!

Posted 1 day ago on Nov. 17, 2011, 11:35 a.m. EST by HitGirl This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://news.yahoo.com/gop-tax-plan-targets-itemized-deductions-080710390.html

That is the latest Republican offer on the Super Committee: Significant cuts to Social Security and Medicare with some token revenue by limiting deductions. And they call that a fair offer.

These people are toxic. Vote them out!

http://occupywallst.org/forum/permanent-tax-cuts-for-the-wealthy-wtf/

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

The 30% on a million or more tax

will bring in less than $5 billion per year. ... Enough to pay one week’s interest on the national debt."

Posted 6 days ago on April 24, 2012, 6:23 a.m. EST by chatman (-141) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Rob Portman says Buffett Rule would raise just enough to cover 1 week's interest on national debt

http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-buffett-rule-will-bring-in-less-than-5-billion/#comment-721766

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

Should anyone have to pay 30% of their income in taxes???

Posted 2 days ago on Jan. 25, 2012, 3:04 p.m. EST by sampson (35) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://occupywallst.org/forum/should-anyone-have-to-pay-30-of-their-income-in-ta/

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

Forum Post: Tax System Insures That Bottom 50% Holds Le$$ Than 1% Our Nation's Wealth

Posted Oct. 22, 2011, 7:43 p.m. EST (15 days ago) by PeteG2 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

All attempts to improve the economic fortunes of working poor and middle class must include consideration of this shameful fact:

Warren Buffett, a billionaire, pays a total tax rate (combined federal, state, local .. yes including indirect corporate taxes) of 11% of his total income and investment gains. A millionaire couple can easily pay only 20% of their investment gains in total taxes (again fed, state, local taxes and 75% of these taxes are indirect corporate taxes: their out-of pocket direct tax rate is 4%). A typical single person earning a minimum wage pays total taxes (fed, state, local) amounting to 37% of her wages, more than triple Mr. Buffett’s rate. Annually, Mr. Buffett pays taxes that are 2% of his wealth (net worth), while the majority of minimum-wage earners pay more than a 100-fold higher rate on their wealth. No joke. See http://fairsharetaxes.org for spreadsheets.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/tax-system-insures-that-bottom-50-holds-le-than-1-/

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

Forum Post: New Income Tax Plan

Posted Nov. 6, 2011, 3:43 p.m. EST (1 hour ago) by MortgagedTent This content is user submitted and not an official statement

The current income tax bracket system is unfair, antiquated, and overly complicated. I propose a simple new formula-based system as follows:

Income Tax = [(Income^1.1)*0.1]-4500

Its so simple is beautiful. To verbalize the math, we raise the salary by the exponent 1.1, take 10% of that, and subtract $4,500 dollars.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/new-income-tax-plan/

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

Forum Post: How To Create A Fair And Balanced Federal Tax Code.

Posted Nov. 4, 2011, 5:55 p.m. EST (1 day ago) by fwankie123 (Immokalee, FL) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

The marginal tax rate ought to be raised to 50 percent on income between $500,000 and $5 million, 60 percent on income between $5 million and $15 million, and 70 percent on income over $15 million.

There should be a 2 percent annual surtax on all fortunes over $7 million.

The estate tax should be 55 percent and kicks in after $1 million.

Capital gains should be taxed at 35 percent.

End the home mortgage deduction on all homes over $750,000.

Keep the corporate tax at 35 per cent and eliminate corporate loopholes, unfair tax breaks, exemptions and deductions, subsidies, end offshore tax haven abuse. Those who take their money abroad in an effort to avoid paying American taxes should lose their American citizenship.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/how-to-create-a-fair-and-balanced-federal-tax-code/#

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

Tax the Rich


Forum Post: The Bush Tax Cuts Gave Your Social Security Money to the Wealthy

Posted Nov. 4, 2011, 10:51 p.m. EST (1 hour ago) by AmericanCuChulainn This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Here's something that most people don't realize:

The ONLY reason Social Security is having any problems is that politicians from both parties looted this huge pool of surplus money to pay for other problems.

Every time they did so, they put an IOU into the system, saying that this money, which was--by law-- intended to pay Social Security recipients, would one day be paid back.

Well. At the end of the Clinton Administration, that money was there. Had that money gone t

http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-bush-tax-cuts-gave-your-social-security-money-/


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

Tax System Insures That Bottom 50% Holds Le$$ Than 1% Our Nation's Wealth (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 22, 2011, 7:43 p.m. EST (3 days ago) by PeteG2

All attempts to improve the economic fortunes of working poor and middle class must include consideration of this shameful fact:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/tax-system-insures-that-bottom-50-holds-le-than-1-/

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

Adbuster Campaign for Oct. 29 Global March for Robin Hood Tax on Financial Transactions (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 24, 2011, 1:32 p.m. EST (12 hours ago) by VoterMarch (New York, NY)

Adbusters has initiated a new campaign for a global march for this Saturday, Oct. 29 in support of the Robin Hood Tax. Oct. 29 is the eve of the G-20 summit in Southern France set for November 3 and 4. The Robin Hood Tax (or Financial Transaction Tax) is a type of sales tax on financial transactions, such as trades of stocks or bonds.

For more information, see Adbusters - Oct. 29 RobinHood Global March @ http://www.adbusters.org/ or Tax Wall Street blog @ http://www.TaxWallSt.org

http://occupywallst.org/forum/adbuster-campaign-for-oct-29-global-march-for-robi/ reply permalink edit delete

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

Forum Post: Dont fall for the Robin Hood Tax! Think again...

Posted Nov. 1, 2011, 12:18 a.m. EST (1 hour ago) by octopodes This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Hi. I have seen a few oppupy cities saying that they support the Robin Hood Tax, and it concerns me. This tax would tax unjust banking practices and use that $ at a slush fund for bailing out banks. So in other words it just lets them carry on with their irresponsible banking & investment practices and the gov't would get to pat themselves on the back for looking like they are doing something about it, when in fact tehy are just enabling it to happen. No! What we need is to stop these bad practices from happening in the first place! Don't let the gov't try to placate the movement with these deceiving tax systems. Just because it's called the Robin Hood Tax doesn't mean it has anything to do with taxing the rich and giving it to the poor. Take a closer look!!

http://occupywallst.org/forum/dont-fall-for-the-robin-hood-tax-think-again/

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

any thoughts on the "Robin Hood Tax" (i.e., in conjunction with occupy?) (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 26, 2011, 4:58 p.m. EST (2 minutes ago) by Harlequin (Wakefield, England)

for those who don't already know what this is: http://robinhoodtax.org/

check it out. I support these people and I support what they're trying to do here in the UK. I really think both movements could benefit from each other.

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

thanks

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

please post this on as its own subject and provide a link here to the thead

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

The people paying the taxes need to have some control over how much we pay.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/how-to-regain-control-of-government/

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


Other US Site Events and NeWS



[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 months ago
[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

Arizona


The Homeless Of Phoenix Arizona

The Homeless of Phoenix, Arizona. The economic Collapse has hit hard in America and more n more people are going homeless every day. The economy is just going to get worse, It can happen to you just as easy as it has happened to the people of Phoenix featured in this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeeVEpJElQc&feature=related

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 11 months ago

http://occupywallst.org/forum/dissent-or-terror-how-arizonas-counter-terrorism-a/

How Arizona's Counter Terrorism Apparatus, in Partnership with Corporate Interests, Turned on Occupy Phoenix

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

occupy the ports


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

Forum Post: Occupiers didn't succeed in Shutting down any Port

Posted 1 day ago on Dec. 13, 2011, 4:01 p.m. EST by Karl101 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Occupiers didn't succeed in Shutting down any Port. Unions don't support them. Just a bunch of idealistic college kids.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupiers-didnt-succeed-in-shutting-down-any-port/

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

Today in Oakland

Posted 37 minutes ago on Dec. 12, 2011, 6:54 p.m. EST by lisa This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Tim is in Oakland reported " At the time of writing, I am getting conflicting reports. Some say that the Unions DO support this shut down, or at least factions within them.

Video

http://occupywallst.org/forum/today-in-oakland/


An Open Letter from America's Port Truck Drivers on Occupy the Ports

Posted 26 minutes ago on Dec. 12, 2011, 7:15 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

We are the front-line workers who haul container rigs full of imported and exported goods to and from the docks and warehouses every day.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/open-letter-americas-port-truck-drivers-occupy-por/


Highlights of the #D12 West Coast Port Shutdown

http://occupywallst.org/forum/watch-live-west-coast-port-shutdown/

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

Washington (state)


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

Washington State Capitol Building OCCUPIED

Posted 14 hours ago on Nov. 28, 2011, 9:14 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

Today in Olympia, Washington, the Washington State Capitol was occupied. Several occupiers were arrested and forcibly removed by Washington State Troopers. In yet another display of excessive force, three people were reportedly tased by police. Last Updated, 12:28 EST


Seattle, WA

Forum Post: Seattle City Council UNANIMOUSLY passes a resolution in support of Occupy Seattle!

Posted 4 days ago on Nov. 14, 2011, 10:11 p.m. EST by nowoccupy This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Here's a MSM link but you get the idea. This is a HUGE win for Seattle! http://www.komonews.com/news/local/133846698.html


WTO Protests: Seattle (1/3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JUZOGkw6tQ&feature=related

November 30th, 1999 Protest activity surrounding the WTO Ministerial Conference.

forum thread http://occupywallst.org/forum/seattke-191999-november-30th-1999-protest-the-wto-/


Occupy Seattle Occupies Wal-Mart

Posted 2 days ago on Nov. 23, 2011, 1:46 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt Walmart

On Friday, November 25th, Occupy Seattle will join Occupy Tacoma, Occupy Bellingham and Occupy Everett in a statewide protest at Wal-Mart in Renton at 2:00pm.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-seattle-occupies-wal-mart/

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

Florida


Pensacola

Forum Post: Please come to Occupy Pensacola Florida!

Posted 4 hours ago on Nov. 16, 2011, 7:05 a.m. EST by PensacolaFL This content is user submitted and not an official statement

There are only a few Occupy protesters here. The Pensacola Mayor and City Council are very passive & have allowed us to camp out at city hall. NO police harassment here! Pensacola (Escambia County) is one of the most corrupt towns in Florida. We need others to come join us immediately. Our website: http://occupypensacola.org/ We need hundreds of Occupy volunteers to join us and help us make a difference! Thanks

http://occupywallst.org/forum/please-come-to-occupy-pensacola-florida/


Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – Florida is touting the new jobs it created Friday after a positive unemployment report. But based on numbers from all W-2’s filed in the country, the wages simply aren’t keeping up.

According to the Social Security Administration, 50 percent of U.S. workers made less than $26,364 in 2010. In addition, those making less than $200,000, or 99 percent of Americans, saw their earnings fall by $4.5 billion collectively.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/latest-report-income-for-richest-1-percent-way-up-/

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

Colorado


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

Fort Collins CO

Forum Post: Occupy Fort Collins CO

Posted 0 minutes ago on Nov. 7, 2011, 5:04 p.m. EST by MattLHolck | edit | delete This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Fort Collins CO

Urgent. OFC is NOT moving as of today. There was talk at GA today. No decision will be made until benefits can be proposed and voted on!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/OccupyFortCollins/278375945514642

Occupy Fort Collins protesters have struck their tents from private property, as requested, and they spent last night out on the public sidewalk without shelters.

Members of the group who have been occupying the corner at College Avenue and Jefferson Street in Old Town since Oct. 10 were told on Friday that they had to stop camping on bank-owned property by today.


Occupy Denver Under Attack: Occupiers Take Streets Facing Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets

Posted 14 hours ago on Nov. 12, 2011, 7:41 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

UPDATE 8:44pm 16 arrests confirmed. The march is headed to the courthouse by Civic Center Park.**

UPDATE 8:29pm The march is heading to the “Justice” center at 1331 Cherokee st.

UPDATE 8:20pm Live feeds lost after entering a parking garage at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Last words were that riot cops have surrounded them on all sides.

UPDATE 8:15pm Mayor Hancock has been found at Starz Film Festival. Occupiers are chanting and letting him hear it, since he’s tried to shut Occupy Denver off.

UPDATE 8:01pm Protesters are now moving down the street, not to S

http://occupywallst.org/forum/livestream-occupy-denver-faces-eviction/

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

MASSACHUSETTS

Harvard

Dozens of Harvard University students have set up tents in Harvard Yard in the shadow of the Ivy league school’s founder to protest what they say is a growing wealth gap in the country and the university’s perceived role in creating that inequality.

The tents were set up after some tense moments when university police and security guards blocked and locked the gates to Harvard Yard to keep more than 300 protesters out.

School officials say they wanted to keep people who were not Harvard students out, but many protesters pushed at the gates while holding up Harvard IDs.


Boston

http://www.occupyboston.org/

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

44,000 Union Workers Rally in Philly

Posted 2 minutes ago on Aug. 13, 2012, 4:33 p.m. EST by MattLHolck (10958) | edit | delete This content is user submitted and not an official statement

An estimated 44,000 union members gathered in Philadelphia to take a stand for their rights along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Saturday. The Workers Stand for America are calling attention to issues they say are crippling the middle class. NBC 10's Byron Scott reports.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/44000-union-workers-rally-in-philly/

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

OREGON


Portland

Thousands Rally to Resist Occupy Portland Evictions

Posted 5 hours ago on Nov. 13, 2011, 2:04 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

10,000 filled the areas around the Occupy Portland encampments last night as the deadline approached for eviction. 12:01 am came and went but the cops could do nothing: too many supporters blocked their path. It was peaceful.

The cops waited it out and are clearing out the Chapman and Lownsdale Park camps this morning, tearing down the remaining tents. There is a General Assembly meeting at Pioneer Square at noon today. Occupy Portland will continue. The whole world is watching!

http://occupywallst.org/forum/thousands-rallying-resist-occupy-portland-eviction/

Portland

Portland’s mayor on Thursday ordered Occupy Portland to take down its tent city on two adjacent downtown parks by midnight Saturday, saying conditions at the camp have become dangerous, unhealthy and a refuge for criminals.

Mayor Sam Adams said Occupy Portland “has had considerable time to share its movement’s messages with the public, but has lost control of the camps it created.”

A 29-year-old man at the Occupy Portland encampment was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of throwing an improvised incendiary device at a downtown office building, the latest in a series of incidents that has shaken the confidence of many of the movement’s supporters in city government.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/portlands-mayor-ordered-occupy-portland-pull-tent-/

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Mosier

Too Small to Fail: Occupy Mosier

Posted Nov. 6, 2011, 5:27 p.m. EST (27 minutes ago) by OccupyWallSt

occupy mosier, Oregon

http://occupywallst.org/forum/too-small-fail-occupy-mosier/

There are no stoplights, the only gas station closed years ago and there is not a single multinational corporation within five miles. With a population of just 430, Mosier, Oregon will become the smallest U.S. town to have an active Occupy camp. Participants from Mosier and other small communities of the Columbia Gorge are working to highlight their vision for a family-friendly camp that includes music, movies and round-table discussions with the community. While the group has stressed its solidarity with Occupy camps in urban cities across the United States, Occupy Mosier is adopting tactics and strategies they say reflect Wasco County’s rural community values.


Salem

occupy Salem Oregon

http://www.osoga.com/c/home

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

Honolulu. Hawaii

Forum Post: Occupy Honolulu Needs direct communiqué / advice

Posted 12 minutes ago on Nov. 9, 2011, 4:58 p.m. EST by HawaiiJim This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Hi all my name is Jim, we are currently occupying Thomas Square in Honolulu, Hawaii. This is day 5 of our occupation and need urgent contact with anyone that can explain how to correctly accept donations (what are some good parameters) we need help fast because things are moving quickly here and we want to make some good decisions. Please someone knowledgable call me Jim @ 808 232-8001 1 Comments

Read the Rules [-] MattLHolck 1 points 0 minutes ago

“People are ready to stand up and say that, 'We are not OK with this, and we want to change things and make a better country,'” said Megan Brooker, the facilitator of Occupy Honolulu.

Read more: http://www.kitv.com/news/29498127/detail.html#ixzz1dFTa6TW0

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-honolulu-needs-direct-communique-advice/

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

HOMELESS IN HAWAII HD

Homeless in Hawaii...the ongoing problem in Paradise...Like any other city, there are homeless...but here in Paradise they are out in the open year around and have taken up camp in many of the beach parks. It's not only a problem in Hawaii but a problem across the United States that is getting worse! The goverment continues to cover it up and push these people aside as the standard of living continues to go down, in what use to be, the greatest Country in the world...no more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF2xBin9uzI

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

What I wonder is?

Is an economic disaster ( Emergency ) not as bad as say a Hurricane (natural disaster - Emergency )?

I mean people in the Gulf area who lost homes got FEMA help and housing until they could get into other permanent housing.

I mean can't they reuse those trailers that were sent to the gulf region?

They aren't a one time use and dispose item, are they?

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

Calformia


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

Davis

Call on UC Davis chancellor to resign

Posted 1 day ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 9:18 p.m. EST by LetsGetReal (Grants, NM)

http://occupywallst.org/forum/call-on-uc-davis-chancellor-to-resign/ This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Chancellor Katehi has not condemned the pepper spraying.

http://www.change.org/petitions/police-pepper-spray-peaceful-uc-davis-students-ask-chancellor-katehi-to-resign

Katehi phone #: 530-752-2065

I got a message that said the voice mail was full, but maybe she needs a reminder call Monday.

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

Letter to UC President about attacks at UC Davis

Posted 1 hour ago on Nov. 22, 2011, 12:53 p.m. EST by peacefulperson This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://occupywallst.org/forum/letter-to-uc-president-about-attacks-at-uc-davis/

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

Forum Post: Berkeley: Occupy Cal

Posted 1 week ago on Nov. 10, 2011, 2:12 a.m. EST by FHampton This content is user submitted and not an official statement

lots of links here

http://occupywallst.org/forum/berkeley-occupy-cal/

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

Oakland

WSWS: Thousands march in Oakland to defend Occupy movement

http://occupywallst.org/forum/wsws-thousands-march-in-oakland-to-defend-occupy-m/


Learning from Oakland

(they were teargassed) (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 26, 2011, 12:12 a.m. EST (10 minutes ago) by deaconsyre (Athol, MA)

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

So, I'm wondering if it might be possible to perform a citizen's arrest if these kind of events happen in the future.

Some quick research on Wiki says that any citizen (in most states) can arrest someone for committing a felony.

Is a felony occurring during these break ups? How do we enforce or leverage a citizen's arrest?

Also, is this a nuke that we shouldn't be using? Can you ruin a police officer's career by arresting them for a felony?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/learning-from-oakland-they-were-teargassed/


Occupy Oakland Riot Nov 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSxKwiML6T0&feature=youtu.be

http://occupywallst.org/forum/woman-cried-do-to-violence-towards-her-store/

fringe violence


Occupy Oakland Calls For City-Wide General Strike, Nov 2

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-oakland-calls-city-wide-general-strike-nov-/


We know who the felons are - they wear badges - OWS Oakland (User Submitted)

http://occupywallst.org/forum/we-know-who-the-felons-are-they-wear-badges-ows-oa/ ↥like ↧dislike reply edit delete permalink


Skull-fracture of 24-year old Iraq Veteran by police at #OccupyOakland (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 26, 2011, 5:27 p.m. EST (3 hours ago) by escort

This is completely unacceptable. I am beyond outrage.

http://www.occupyr.com/News/thread.php?id=337

http://occupywallst.org/forum/skull-fracture-of-24-year-old-iraq-veteran-by-poli/


We know who the felons are - they wear badges - OWS Oakland (User Submitted)

http://occupywallst.org/forum/we-know-who-the-felons-are-they-wear-badges-ows-oa/


Tear gas! Thrown at Occupy Oakland!

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


Solidarity with Oakland | Exposing Police Lies

http://occupywallst.org/forum/solidarity-oakland/


Woman hit point blank in head with tear gas canister; how do we respond to Oakland violence (User Submitted)

http://occupywallst.org/forum/woman-hit-point-blank-in-head-with-tear-gas-canist/


Forum Post: Assasination near Occupy Oakland prompts calls for camp to disband

Posted 1 hour ago on Nov. 11, 2011, 12:18 p.m. EST by MattLHolck | edit | delete This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Shooting death near Occupy Oakland prompts calls for camp to disband

By Scott Johnson, Angela Woodall, Matt Krupnick and Robert Salonga Posted: 11/11/2011 07:08:46 AM PST Updated: 11/11/2011 07:56:00 AM PST

The scene was relatively quiet early Friday morning around Occupy Oakland and a shrine has been erected near the spot where a man was shot and killed the previous night.

Officials have not yet released the man's name, pending notification of next of kin, and are only saying that he may have been in his 20s.

The shrine, however, names him as "Alex". Lit by about 100 candles, it carries messages pinned to poster board that say "We love you Alex," "You will not be forgotten," and "Go in light and love."

....

"Everyone is focusing on Occupy, but this guy has a family," said Todd Walker, a resident who works with troubled Oakland youth, "Everyone is worried about a patch of grass, but the problem is too many murders in Oakland."

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

Los Angelis, CA

Forum Post: On Occupy LA

Posted Oct. 30, 2011, 2:49 p.m. EST (1 day ago) by WeUsAll This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-1030-lopez-occupy-20111030,0,4348313.column

http://occupywallst.org/forum/on-occupy-la/


Los Angelis. CA

Forum Post: Occupy Los Angelis

Posted Nov. 7, 2011, 7:08 a.m. EST (1 second ago) by MattLHolck | edit | delete This content is user submitted and not an official statement

posted by MikeyD (Alameda, CA) 1 points 5 hours ago

Really? There were real petitions to legalize pot? That sounds like the single most productive thing I've heard of coming out of from this movement.

If that were the one out product of OWS, I would say it was worth the taxpayer dollars in clean up, police, etc. I'm skeptical.

Last week, OccupyLA was marching to have all mortgage debt forgiven.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-los-angelis/


Los Angelis CA

Forum Post: Nothing positive can come about unless you get rid of America and everything it stands for…

Posted Nov. 6, 2011, 7:58 p.m. EST (1 hour ago) by nikka This content is user submitted and not an official statement

That's what this Occupy LA protestor says:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--O0OIjhZiw

I'm sure this will be minimized and explained away.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/nothing-positive-can-come-about-unless-you-get-rid/


Fox News Shareholders Meeting Occupied by FreePress.net (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 24, 2011, 3:22 p.m. EST (9 minutes ago) by thebeastchasingitstail

http://www.thenation.com/blog/164118/occupy-fox-news-message-murdoch

Only in LA: On one side of Pico Blvd., the Rancho Park golf course, with joggers, dog walkers and of course, golfers; on the other, a hundred “Occupy Fox News” demonstrators outside Fox Studios, chanting “We – are – the 99 per cent!”; in between, a hundred LA cops, many with riot gear at the ready, and an entire city block of TV news trucks, bristling with giant satellite dishes, power cables up and down the street, and news reporters under lights talking earnestly into the cameras.

A Fox News helicopter hovered overhead while demonstrators marched with homemade signs including “Fox and Friends Stink!” “Rich Media = Poor Democracy,” and “Lying is Wrong.” Inside Fox Studios, Rupert Murdoch himself, along with his son James, was facing the annual shareholders meeting of News Corp.

Occupy Fox News, organized by Free Press (www.freepress.net) had a brilliant idea: the world’s media were coming to see whether shareholders would kick out Rupert and his son James because of the phone hacking scandal in Britain. But the media are not allowed inside the shareholders meeting. So they set up outside, and as a result, all the pictures they broadcast were of the demonstrators.

Read more...

http://www.thenation.com/blog/164118/occupy-fox-news-message-murdoch

http://occupywallst.org/forum/fox-news-shareholders-meeting-occupied-by-freepres/

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

Forum Post: Occupy San Diego

Posted Nov. 5, 2011, 9:31 p.m. EST by MattLHolck | edit | delete This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I stopped by the protest at the civic center today

there was a drum and 3 dancers, 2 guitars and a rapper there

tents are not allowed anymore

all the sleepers occupy a strip of grass between the side walk and and the

windowless wall of the civic theater

about 40 protesters and 6 police officers are there

.

I've heard they've been clear out two times but they keep coming back

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-san-diego/

Chico CA


Forum Post: Occupy Chico,Ca Courthhouse 11-11-11

Posted Oct. 29, 2011, 10:47 a.m. EST (8 days ago) by organic This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://americansforsafeaccess.org/downloads/ASA_v_Holder.pdf ASA has filed a Federal lawsuit on behalf of Ms. Carmel Mireles a member of our collective. Help Occupy MMJ Rally Chico Courthouse 11-11-11

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-chicoca-courthhouse-11-11-11/

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

Fresno, CA

nine Occupy Fresno protesters early Tuesday morning. 11-9

Riverside, CA

n Riverside, east of Los Angeles, 11 protesters were arrested

WSWS: Occupy protesters face more arrests, threats to encampments http://occupywallst.org/forum/wsws-occupy-protesters-face-more-arrests-threats-t/

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

Forum Post: Berkeley: Occupy Cal Berkley CA

Posted 32 minutes ago on Nov. 10, 2011, 2:12 a.m. EST by FHampton This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45231013#.Trt5G3Eh01g

Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Harry le Grande addressed the protesters who had erected tents in front of Sproul Hall earlier this afternoon after a noon rally and march to protest tuition and fee increases for university students and funding cuts to all levels of public education.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/berkeley-occupy-cal/

[-] 1 points by SandyEnglish (60) 2 years ago

WSWS: Occupy protesters face more arrests, threats to encampments http://occupywallst.org/forum/wsws-occupy-protesters-face-more-arrests-threats-t/

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

Philadelphia PA

Occupy Philadelphia Protesters Faced With Decision

17 hrs ago - CBS 3 Philadelphia 2:08 | 607 views

http://news.yahoo.com/video/philadelphiacbs3-15751053/katie-s-monday-forecast-at-noon-27181677.html

Protesters were faced with a decision to either move or face arrest. Robin Rieger reports.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-philadelphia/

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

Washington DC


Forum Post: Hands Across the White House: Success!

Posted 4 hours ago on Nov. 7, 2011, 12:38 p.m. EST by HarryCrew07 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

For anyone who was in DC yesterday, November 6th, 2011. Hands around the White House was a Success. 10,000 people gathered from all backgrounds, a vast majority of states, and foreign countries to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline from Texas to Canada. Many people commented that this event would result in mass arrests. These arrests did NOT take place!! And the desired goal of holding hands around the ENTIRE White House was met!

http://occupywallst.org/forum/hands-across-the-white-house-success/

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

Forum Post: NOW you people are starting to MOVE: Occupy Washingtion DC is underway...

Posted 1 day ago on Nov. 22, 2011, 4:58 p.m. EST by turak This content is user submitted and not an official statement

The White house and the Congress and Senate Buildings ARE NOT PRIVATE PROPERTY. Screw the tent cities: Occupy them WHERE THEY LIVE. When you people starting occupying the WHITE HOUSE and the CONGRESS and the SENATE... INSIDE the buildings not outside: then you will have their ATTENTION and you will have the Media's attention whether they like it or want it or not. I wish I was an American citizen right now so I could join all of you.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/if-the-police-wont-listen-lets-talk-to-the-militar/

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

Forum Post: VIDEO - Democrats (occupy DC) behaving badly

Posted 0 minutes ago on Nov. 7, 2011, 11:34 p.m. EST by electrictroy This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Harassing pedestrians, endangering children, attacking camerawomen, fighting fellow protesters, raiding a Tea Party building..... many injured.

6 minute video - http://youtu.be/prgkEAuSQT0

This is sooo sad. I thought the violence in Oakland was just an isolated thing, but now it's spreading to other Occupy cities too.

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

Dallas TX

Dallas Calls for General Strike: Nov. 30th

http://occupywallst.org/forum/dallas-calls-general-strike-nov-30th/

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

Chicago, IL

When Wisconsin Governor gave a speech at Chicago's Union League Club the morning of Nov 3rd, he has some unexpected guests: Stand Up! Chicago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oHRdiklTlU&feature=player_embedded#!

http://occupywallst.org/forum/99-visit-governor-walker/

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

Richmond Virginia

Occupy Richmond Virginia rally

Posted Nov. 4, 2011, 6:34 p.m. EST (0 seconds ago) by MattLHolck | edit | delete This content is user submitted and not an official statement

"Posted by afp on Nov 4, 2011 in Local/State | 0 comments

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia will provide legal assistance to a photographer who was arrested for trespassing while taking pictures of the police during the recent sweep of Occupy demonstrators encamped at Kanawha Plaza in Downtown Richmond.

Ian Graham, a photographer for RVA Magazine in Richmond, was attempting to document the removal of Occupy demonstrators when he was told by police that he must confine his picture-taking to an area designated for press. Graham went to the press area but left when he determined that it restricted his view of the unfolding events. When he questioned the police’s authority to require him to remain there, he was arrested for trespassing."

http://augustafreepress.com/2011/11/04/aclu-to-represent-magazine-photographer-arrested-at-occupy-richmond-rally/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/magazine-photographer-arrested-at-occupy-richmond-/

[-] 1 points by SandyEnglish (60) 2 years ago

WSWS: Thousands march in Oakland to defend Occupy movement

http://occupywallst.org/forum/wsws-thousands-march-in-oakland-to-defend-occupy-m/

[-] 1 points by SandyEnglish (60) 2 years ago

World Socialist Web Site: Anti-Wall Street protesters in New York denounce “Governor 1 percent”

http://occupywallst.org/forum/world-socialist-web-site-anti-wall-street-proteste/

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

Iowa Iowa

Forum Post: Whoo Hoo! Score One for Iowa We Hit 'em Where It Will Hurt- The Caucuses!! Please Read

Posted Oct. 31, 2011, 8:45 p.m. EST (16 hours ago) by Alithea (Iowa City, IA) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/31/first-on-cnn-occupy-des-moines-ctivists-to-propose-shutting-down-candidate-offices-during-iowa-caucuses/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/whoo-hoo-score-one-for-iowa-we-hit-em-where-it-wil/

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

Oklahoma

Forum Post: OKC protester passes due to suspected natural causes

Posted Nov. 1, 2011, 2:13 a.m. EST (26 minutes ago) by Ksentre This content is user submitted and not an official statement

An occupy protester in OKC has passed away of suspected natural causes in OKC occupy protest. He was found in his tent by other protesters. I will provide a link to a local news site regarding it. The man introduced himself simply as The Poet. I didn't have a chance to meet him, but I wish I had.

http://www.news9.com/story/15917745/occupy-okc-protester-found-dead-in-tent

http://occupywallst.org/forum/okc-protester-passes-due-to-suspected-natural-caus/

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

Occupy Oklahoma City Now Facing Eviction

Posted 11 hours ago on Nov. 28, 2011, 11:17 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-oklahoma-city-now-facing-eviction/

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[-] 1 points by SandyEnglish (60) 2 years ago

WSWS: The Occupy movement and the rightward lurch of musician Billy Bragg

http://occupywallst.org/forum/wsws-the-occupy-movement-and-the-rightward-lurch-o/

[-] 1 points by SandyEnglish (60) 2 years ago

WSWS: Occupy Portland threatened by Oregon’s leading newspaper

http://occupywallst.org/forum/wsws-occupy-portland-threatened-by-oregons-leading/

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

Portland Oregon

'Occupy Portland' Man calls for bombings to stop on Fox News

Posted 1 hour ago on Nov. 9, 2011, 11:26 a.m. EST by blacksabor This content is user submitted and not an official statement

'Occupy Portland' Man Attacks News Crew. A must see video for anyone doubting how out of control and propagandized OWSers are becoming and will only get worse.

http://nation.foxnews.com/occupy-portland/2011/11/09/occupy-portland-attacks-news-crew

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-portland-man-attacks-news-crew/

[-] 1 points by SandyEnglish (60) 2 years ago

WSWS: Occupy Pittsburgh: “The rich own both the Democrats and Republicans”

http://occupywallst.org/forum/wsws-occupy-pittsburgh-the-rich-own-both-the-democ/

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

Video: Kentucky students join Occupy Wall Street protest

On October 8, a delegation of over 40 students arrived at the Wall Street protest from Berea College in Kentucky, seeking to represent the working class and poor of Appalachia.

Just one day before the group was scheduled to depart, the college administration froze the funds raised by the student government for the trip. The students fought the school’s decision, and raised thousands of dollars in additional donations to make trip possible.

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/oct2011/vide-o19.shtml

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

Atlanta GA

Forum Post: 'Protesting against equality and change." Occupy Atlanta represents!

Posted Oct. 28, 2011, 1:27 p.m. EST (1 minute ago) by hahaha This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://youtu.be/OW56Z-0xwIQ

Atlanta

Police moved into a downtown Atlanta park and arrested around 50 Occupy Wall Street protesters who had been encamped there for about two weeks early Wednesday, while across the country in Oakland, Calif., officers in riot gear stood watch after clashes there with demonstrators overnight.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/must-see-this-video-on-protests-around-the-country/

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

Beatys, Task Force is out of Peachtree-Pine in 10 days — UPDATE

Posted 2 days ago on Feb. 5, 2012, 6:12 a.m. EST by GirlFriday (2401) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

In the end, it was Occupy Atlanta and an apparent sweetheart tax dodge that did in Anita Beaty and the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless. "I'm going to enter an order to close the shelter in 10 days," Judge Craig Schwall told a packed courtroom just minutes ago, after two hours of heated arguments by attorneys. Then he called a 20-minute recess and walked back into his chambers even as Task Force lawyer Steve Hall was still calling out his objections.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/beatys-task-force-is-out-of-peachtree-pine-in-10-d/#comment-629760

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

Indianapolis , Indiana

Forum Post: Occupy Indianapolis numbers dwindle

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-indianapolis-numbers-dwindle/

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

Occupy Phoenix, a non-partisan movement that began its occupation of Phoenix's Cesar Chavez Plaza over the weekend, is indefinitely protesting "the collusion between the government and financial institutions," and economic inequality, acting in solidarity with New York City's Occupy Wall Street.

http://ithp.org/articles/occupyphoenix.html

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-phoenix-infiltrated-by-nazis-pictures/

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

Occupy Findlay Ohio (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 25, 2011, 12:49 a.m. EST (9 seconds ago) by OccupyFindlayOhio (Findlay, OH)

http://www.facebook.com/occupyfindlayohio

Occupy Findlay is a group ranging from 75-100 members in the first 3 weeks. It's a small progression but with the support of the network, we should be able to expand. Already we've been featured in the headlines of the local paper twice. We're definitely stirring up communication which is good. Please, if you know anyone in the area, keep them informed and let them know to contact us on the site.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-findlay-ohio/

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

Police Refuse to arrest in Albany (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 24, 2011, 2:08 p.m. EST (14 minutes ago) by PROTESSTONER (New York, NY)

Evidently State and Albany police refused to arrest Occupy Albany Protesters

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/10/24/new-york-cops-defy-order-to-arrest-hundreds-of-occupy-protesters/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/police-refuse-to-arrest-in-albany/

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

Now your coming around..Loud Protesters Occupy jeffrey Immelt HOUSE! (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 22, 2011, 9:39 p.m. EST (10 minutes ago) by 1percenter4life

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – Daisy Franklin of Norwalk was among the nearly 100 protesters who went to the New Canaan home of General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt on Saturday to take part in the first known Occupy Wall Street rally in Fairfield County. DER LEADER will not be pleased*

http://www.thedailynewcanaan.com/news/loud-protesters-occupy-quiet-new-canaan

http://occupywallst.org/forum/now-your-coming-aroundloud-protesters-occupy-jeffr/

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

Why are TV cameras being barred at Oakland OWS? (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 21, 2011, 11:15 p.m. EST (2 hours ago) by happy

Why is Susan Mizner (an Oakland OWS organizer) not allowing reporters to video the OWS Occupation of Oakland? (Heard about it on the radio, found a couple of blurbs on line.)

What is that all about? It's a real disappointment to hear this.... what are you afraid they will show to the public?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/why-are-tv-cameras-being-barred-at-oakland-ows/

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

Infuriated lower Manhattan residents went ballistic on Zuccotti Park protesters at a chaotic Community Board 1 meeting tonight while blasting politicians for allowing the siege to continue without any end in sight.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/angry_manhattan_residents_lambast_RjpTU0jG2z9yrgf5o4bRcO#ixzz1bTXqGaM7

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

Eric Cantor speech in Philly cancelled due to occupy - Yeah! Philly Occupy

http://occupywallst.org/forum/eric-cantor-speech-in-philly-cancelled-due-to-occu/

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 2 years ago

I am looking for writers

http://citicommons.com

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 2 years ago

http://occupyeverywhere.com

these guys are looking for help getting their site up as of this post

[-] 1 points by mgiddin1 (1057) from Linthicum, MD 2 years ago

What about a surveillance state / fascism / homeland security type of thread?

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

government reform

[-] 1 points by mgiddin1 (1057) from Linthicum, MD 2 years ago

ok.

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


celebrity names (Obama , Ron Paul, Kosh, ..)



[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

Howard Stern

Howard Stern Exposes More Idiots at Occupy Wall Street. #OWS pt3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_ZjWFHjO4Y&feature=related

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

Political Celebrity Bias in the Media

Ted Nugent vs Dixie Chicks

http://occupywallst.org/forum/look-its-time-to-stop-pretending-that-republicans-/

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

Rush Limbaugh


Don't Blame Rush Limbaugh!

Posted 3 hours ago on March 4, 2012, 11:29 a.m. EST by HitGirl (1445) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Don't Blame Rush Limbaugh for calling an educated, honest and well-meaning law student a slut and a prostitute. Unfortunately it has long been a right-wing tactic, practiced even by Republican elected officials, to personally attack, disparage, smear, degrade, and abuse the character of anybody who isn't on board with their loot-the-government agenda. The more educated, honest and well-meaning the person is, the more violent and outrageous the attacks. We've seen it happen with Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren.

Why do they do it? Because they have to. Honest people are a threat to them and because there are billions of tax-payer dollars at stake and that is what they are all about.

So don't blame Rush Limbaugh, but do sign the petition to get his fat lying ass off the air...

http://campaigns.dailykos.com/p/dia/action/public/index.sjs?action_KEY=81 15 Comments

http://occupywallst.org/forum/dont-blame-rush-limbaugh/


Occupy Rush Limbaugh

Posted 1 day ago on March 2, 2012, 6:03 p.m. EST by sencha (36) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

This is an updated list of Rush Limbaugh's sponsors. They continue to drop! Keep the pressure on: We cannot tolerate the oppression of women on public airways.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/rush-limbaughs-sponsors/


What YOU dont understand about Rush Limbaugh

Posted 2 hours ago on March 4, 2012, 11:46 a.m. EST by FreeDiscussion5 (5) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Rush is POWERFUL because of US,,, not the other way around. If it wasnt Rush it would be someone else. You can try to get rid of Rush all you want but Rush is just ONE of MILLIONS of examples of the RIGHT way America should be ran. Spend all your time on Rush,,,, we are glad,,, because we got MILLIONS and MILLIONS that could take his place in a second. Dont think that bringing down Rush will change any of our minds. Rush is a 'GUY' with only ONE microphone. 4 Comments

http://occupywallst.org/forum/what-you-dont-understand-about-rush-limbaugh/

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

Gingrich wins BIG in SCarolina. Poor like him

Posted 22 hours ago on Jan. 21, 2012, 9:34 p.m. EST by FreeDiscussion1 (65) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Results - CNN. Gingrich gets 40% of the vote by people making less than $50K. He also gets 40% of the votes by people making between $50K and 100K. 38% for those making $100K or more. 40% were people between 45-64 of age. 36% of his votes came from Urban areas. VERY COOL. The elite media has tried to do everything they can to kick him and he kicks THEIR liberal democrat butts. I hope he wins and cuts 20% from every federal budget.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/gingrich-wins-big-in-scarolina-poor-like-him/

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

Romney

pays 15% income tax. Hes not the only one.

Posted 3 days ago on Jan. 17, 2012, 7:09 p.m. EST by gestopomillyy (371) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

This is by his own words. Proof that the rich do not pay thier fair share.

Mitt Romney tried Tuesday to defuse a growing controversy dogging his front-runner campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination by saying that he "probably" pays a tax rate of 15 percent, far lower than the 35 percent top rate one might assume that a multimillionaire pays.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/romney-pays-15-income-tax-hes-not-the-only-one/

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

The Tea Party and the Koch Brothers

Posted 1 day ago on Jan. 10, 2012, 1:27 p.m. EST by ZenDog (4447) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-tea-party-and-the-koch-brothers/

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

Jacque Fresco talking at the Occupy Miami movement

Posted 12 hours ago on Nov. 28, 2011, 9:37 p.m. EST by blackpanther6389 (Peoria, IL) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

This man and his research is, in my opinion, the greatest single hope for humanity. He provides a solution. And you can hear him speak to better understand what I'm talking about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=g5g449WbFcU

http://occupywallst.org/forum/jacque-fresco-talking-at-the-occupy-miami-movement/

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

Forum Post: Even Bill Mahr is on your side...

Posted 1 hour ago on Nov. 27, 2011, 11:36 p.m. EST by turak This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6qPTwjj7bM

More and more people on the national media are getting on your side and using your rhetoric... Your movement is growing and getting bigger all the time.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/even-bill-mahr-is-on-your-side/

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

Bernie Sanders as spokesman

Posted 17 hours ago on Nov. 20, 2011, 8:04 p.m. EST by outsidethebox (Dorset, VT) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Bernie Sanders is the perfect spokesman for #OWS. He is an avowed socialist, which is what we are proposing to some degree although in a somewhat inarticulate manner. But it is an honorable proposal - share the wealth. The goodness of the Earth belongs to all of humanity.

The wit and wisdom of Bernie Sanders can be found at http://sanders.senate.gov/.

And thank you all for what you have accomplished. You are the unsung heroes of a new paradigm. Many of you have endured conditions others would never tolerate. We honor you. Your sacrifices will long be remembered and appreciated. Thank you.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/bernie-sanders-as-spokesman/

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

Forum Post: Al Sharpton or Bill Cosby - Who has done more to advance the cause of black people in America?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/al-sharpton-or-bill-cosby-who-has-done-more-to-adv/

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

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert's Plot to Co-opt Occupy Wall Street Foiled by Ketchup and Justin

http://occupywallst.org/forum/ketchup-and-justin-foil-colbert-optation/

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

Ronald Paul


[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

Ron Paul wants HUGE tax cuts for the 1%

Posted 27 minutes ago on Aug. 2, 2012, 4:14 p.m. EST by struggleforfreedom80 (2301) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Ron Paul has really done a good job claiming that he's on the side of the people - the hard working americans, but in reality he wants to give the financial elite and the corporations HUGE tax cuts - making them even more wealthy and powerful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwQEgOKEEXI&feature=plcp

http://occupywallst.org/forum/ron-paul-wants-to-give-huge-tax-cuts-for-the-1/#comment-795209

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

Forum Post: R-O-N-P-A-U-L: Really Obnoxious Naive People Advocating Unregulated Libertarianism

Posted 1 week ago on Nov. 10, 2011, 6:57 p.m. EST by Rico This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I'm pretty sure John D Rockefeller, Jon Pierpont Morgon, Cornelius Vanderbilt , Ayn Rand, et al, would be BIG supporters.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/r-o-n-p-a-u-l-really-obnoxious-naive-people-and-un/

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

Ron Lawl Mic checked!! In Keene NH. Just 20 minutes ago

Posted 6 hours ago on Nov. 21, 2011, 6:01 p.m. EST by OccupyGUY23 (Keene, NH) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Video will certainly come up. News teams were there but we certainly know that they will announce nothing regarding this victory for Occupy Groups across the world

http://occupywallst.org/forum/ron-paul-mic-checked-in-keene-nh-just-20-minutes-a/

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

Forum Post: We march in the Manhattan streets with our Ron Paauulll signs!

Posted Nov. 6, 2011, 2:25 p.m. EST (2 hours ago) by thomasmiller This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I am setting this up right here, right now. I believe we all have one common agreement in this forum and that Ron should be President of the United States. The main reason why the NYPD chose to use pepper spray is because they were pissed we voted for Obama and you know what...I dont blame the NYPD because I feel like I deserve to get sprayed with it after voting for Obama.

Please join me on Monday and march for Ron Lawllll. I bet you the NYPD would gladly mount a sign on the back of their vans and Bloomberg would join in the march! We might even get Ed Koch too.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/we-march-in-the-manhattan-streets-with-our-ron-paa/


Vote for Ron Lawl 2012 (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 21, 2011, 6:24 a.m. EST (15 hours ago) by mgbincn

The guy is a superstar!! http://www.ronpaul2012.com/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/vote-for-ron-paul-2012/


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

Obama


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

We need to help Obama win and here is how. You will agree?

Posted 1 day ago on Feb. 15, 2012, 4:47 p.m. EST by FreeDiscussion4 (67) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Bloomberg - President Barack Obama will return to New York on March 1 for a fundraiser with investment bankers and hedge fund managers, according to a campaign invitation, marking his first high dollar event there since calling for increased taxes on the wealthy in his 2013 budget.

Hosts of the fundraiser, including Ralph Schlosstein, chief executive officer at Evercore Partners Inc., and his wife, Jane Hartley, co-founder of the economic and political advisory firm Observatory Group LLC, were assured last week by Jim Messina, Obama’s campaign manager, that the president would not demonize Wall Street in his re-election.

The $35,800-per-person dinner at ABC Kitchen, the first of the evening’s four fund-raising events, is being hosted by many of Obama’s top Wall Street donors, according to a person familiar with the matter. Sponsors include Blair W. Effron, partner and co-founder of Centerview Partners LLP; Marc Lasry, managing partner and founder of Avenue Capital Group; Mark Gallogly, a managing principal of Centerbridge Partners; James Rubin, managing director of BC Partners; Robert Wolf, UBS AG’s chairman for the Americas; and Antonio Weiss, global head of investment banking at Lazard Ltd.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/we-need-to-help-obama-win-and-here-is-how-you-will/

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

"If Bush should have been impeached, Obama should be impeached." - Ralph Nader

Posted 3 days ago on Jan. 7, 2012, 9:03 p.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic (1589) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Liberal democrat and congressman Dennis Kucinich calls out Obama for the war in Libya.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/if-bush-should-have-been-impeached-obama-should-be/

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

http://occupywallst.org/forum/obama-wants-socialism/

Forum Post: Obama Wants Socialism

Posted 29 minutes ago on Nov. 7, 2011, 3:18 p.m. EST by hopskotch This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Obama's plan will be a success what makes socialism a reality? public disfavor uprisings which are happening now no jobs distrust of banks a breakup of society We now are living under Socialism no doubt about it democracy is a fading dream Now I know what it's like to live in Cuba even though I've never been there Har Har Har

[-] GirlFriday 1 points 22 minutes ago

Obama does not want socialism. :/ None of his prior actions support that.

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

Forum Post: If Obama only had a backbone in 2009 OWS would not exist

Posted Oct. 17, 2011, 10:39 a.m. EST (20 days ago) by johnny This content is user submitted and not an official statement

The way he handled Wall Street or the way Wall Street easily handled him... I guess you can't change the past.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/if-obama-only-had-a-backbone-in-2009-ows-would-not/

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

Forum Post: Get Behind Obama!

Posted Nov. 5, 2011, 11:48 a.m. EST (1 day ago) by mattyhag This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I was initially delighted to see the goings-on at Wall Street, but you folks are in danger of becoming irrelevant. Why has the Tea Party had such success? Because they expressed themselves at the ballot box. The President is trying to make the changes you seek, but is getting blocked by Congress and even members of his own party. Swarm Congress and demand that they pass the Obama Jobs Act. Make sure that Obama gets re-elected. Or would you rather have no new jobs legislation and President Mitt Romney? Support the one person who is fighting for the things you believe in. Otherwise, the Republicans will roll right over you and things will be much worse.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/get-behind-obama/

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

Bill Moyers

Forum Post: Bill Moyers: America Occupies Wall Street Because Wall Street Occupies America

Posted Nov. 6, 2011, 6:21 p.m. EST (10 seconds ago) by depth This content is user submitted and not an official statement

"America Occupies Wall Street Because Wall Street Occupies America"

http://www.readersupportednews.org/opinion2/275-42/8222-america-occupies-wall-street-because-wall-street-occupies-america

Incredible speech on the history of how politics was co-opted by money all the way back in the 19th century and definitively in 1971 with Supreme Court Justice Powell .

http://occupywallst.org/forum/bill-moyers-america-occupies-wall-street-because-w/

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

You sound like an idiot after listening to their official statement:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8o3peQq79Q

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

Micheal Moore

You have a spokesperson like it or not (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 24, 2011, 8:37 a.m. EST (4 hours ago) by paulg5


Forum Post: "It is historically always safe to assume that if u see a "protester" being violent, he is probably an undercover cop." - Moore

Posted Nov. 6, 2011, 6:17 p.m. EST (19 minutes ago) by precipice This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Cops love violent protests. It means overtime-pay and job security...

FULL STORY http://www.occupyr.com/General/thread.php?id=711

Looks like OWS has a spokesperson whether you guys like it or not. Watch Michael Whore on CNN tonight discussing the 1%. I knew he'd would find a way to make a buck off of this thing!

http://occupywallst.org/forum/you-have-a-spokesperson-like-it-or-not/

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

Moamar Gadhaffi

Gadafi is killed and I get angry. (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 20, 2011, 8:33 a.m. EST (2 days ago) by soloenbarcelona (Barcelona, CT)

Seems we killed Gadafi but the story of how will not be told. Some informants on the ground, in live tell that he was captured and was going to be brought to justice and same time we read he was killed while he was escaping.... It´s all a cover-up so he doesn´t tell all the secret arrangement he made with most of our countries.

I think Gadafi ain´t an example to follow but my country, Italy and many more where shaking his hands 1-2 years ago.

I´ll take a deep breath and except I´m nobody and the truth is whatever you want to believe....

Update: I didn´t know that Libya under Gadaffi was the richest country in Afrika, no crime, good education.... In other words, its gonna be hard to make life better for the Libyans under a new regime. So I can understand it wans´t celebrationday for everyone yesterday.

All my solidarity and love to the people and wish them a strong and healthy recovery.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/gadafi-is-killed-and-i-get-angry/

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

Moamar Gadhaffi

A lesson to OWS in two words (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 21, 2011, 11:03 p.m. EST (18 seconds ago) by paulg5

Moamar Gadhaffi

http://occupywallst.org/forum/a-lesson-to-ows-in-two-words/

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

Why so much hate for wealthy business owners here and so much love for celebrities

http://occupywallst.org/forum/why-so-much-hate-for-wealthy-business-owners-here-/

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


Produced Videos



[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

American Awakening

Press TV keeps a close eye on the American Awakening and Occupy Wall Street movement.

Tags:

United States
US
Wake up America
American Awakening
Press TV
news coverage
short movie
clip
reports
Occupy Wall Street movement
99 percent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4gCgNEwsTE

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

Culture in Decline | Episode #1 "What Democracy?" by Peter Joseph

This opening show addresses the coming 2012 US Presidential Election and the subject of what we perceive as "Democracy" in the world today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTbLslkIR2k&feature=youtu.be

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago
[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

The Hegelian Dialectic Explained

Posted 1 week ago on July 9, 2012, 11:48 a.m. EST by lunyluvgood (26) from Portland, ME This content is user submitted and not an official statement

This not only explains national and international panics that are majorly created, but also explains the main reason why a Two-Party System is shoved down our throats, creating an impulsive urge to choose between one or the other.

An excellent point that was made by user MattLHolck in another thread, "Both parties support the other by opposing the other party policy. More tea?"

Please check out video for an explanation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IxnNWZu-Ak

Lastly, the Hegelian Dialectic was cited by the article I read from Occupy Earth, and the video can be found in my forum post here: http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-top-five-reasons-why-your-vote-is-just-a-cruel/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-hegelian-dialectic-explained/

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

Bernie Sanders talking about the state of the union

The American People Are Angry

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

BREAKING: You Know That TED Talk You Weren't Supposed To See? Here It Is.

Posted 2 hours ago on May 23, 2012, 4:54 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (4660) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://www.upworthy.com/breaking-you-know-that-nick-hanauer-ted-talk-you-werent-supposed-to-see-here-it-?g=3&c=dfa1

http://occupywallst.org/forum/breaking-you-know-that-ted-talk-you-werent-suppose/

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

Stupid USA FUBAR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSLwj0neLWk

A 10 minute rant by joepublic on the stupidity of the Usa people and their inability to come to terms with their corrupt politics, their financial elite, their decent into fascism and poverty.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

How did the land of the free and the home of the brave arrive at a place where citizens could be manipulated with such efficiency and on such a massive scale ? See :

"PSYWAR" - This film explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States, with an emphasis on the elitist theory of democracy and the relationship between War, Propaganda and Class : ,

"Mind Control : Weapon of Mass Persuasion", (3min. Video) : http://www.informati...rticle30368.htm &

"Propaganda", by "Father of PR" & Sigmund Freud's nephew, Edward Bernays : http://www.informati...rticle26193.htm .

""The Art of War, Democracy and Public Relations", by Ramzy Baroud : http://www.informati...rticle18221.htm .

ipsa scientia potestas est ...

Sean Insanity & Bill 'Oh Really' in particular & 'Fairly Imbalanced' (Lame)FUX SNEWzzz in general, are really little more than Wholly Corporate Owned vulgar propagandists and as such, please also see :

"OUTFOXED" : http://video.google....097743434902428 . A film which examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a "race to the bottom" in television news. This film provides an in-depth look at Fox News and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public's right to know.

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

Fault Lines follows key Occupy organisers through the winter as they continue to build a movement even after violent evictions across the country.

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

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

When Should a government fear it's People?

Posted 8 hours ago on March 17, 2012, 1:11 p.m. EST by DKAtoday (4412) from Coon Rapids, MN This content is user submitted and not an official statement

When Should a government fear it's People? NEVER. What happens when they do ( having mis-served their population ) have reason to fear?

A snap shot of these times:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/when-should-a-government-fear-its-people/

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

AMAZING VIDEO: Instead of Flowers We Sent a Message (Our Valentine's Day Money Drop) #MicCheckWallSt

Posted 2 days ago on March 5, 2012, 9:18 p.m. EST by MicCheckWallSt (85) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://youtu.be/61cUZHH97Cc

Money can't buy love... but it can buy speech? Our Valentine's Day Money Drop in Seattle (yes, it's all real money) You can read more about this action here:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/video-instead-of-flowers-we-sent-a-message-our-val/

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

On trolls and troll affects. The more you know. This is a public service anouncement.

Posted 1 hour ago on March 7, 2012, 11:30 a.m. EST by DKAtoday (4236) from Coon Rapids, MN This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Thank you so much for a look inside the propaganda machine.

This is how we are manipulated people.

Not so much anymore as we become aware.

We move forward.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/on-trolls-and-troll-affects-the-more-you-know-this/#comment-668157 \

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

The banks and the corporations had a simple plan: to remake America to serve them. But pulling it off would require electing a spokesmodel as president. And on November 4th, 1980, that's what we did." -- Michael Moore

http://occupywallst.org/forum/want-to-see-how-we-ended-up-where-we-are-today-in-/#comment-663973

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

Wall Street Frat Mocks Occupy Wall Street

Posted 5 days ago on Feb. 8, 2012, 6:03 p.m. EST by BradB (1063) from Washington, DC This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FTyTJJW1KqE#!

http://occupywallst.org/forum/wall-street-frat-mocks-occupy-wall-street/

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

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (2509) from Coon Rapids, MN 13 minutes ago

Here hate this too:

This youtube vid brilliantly shows the farce behind unemployment numbers calculation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ulu3SCAmeBA&list=FLrOjqCWV6SL8AEBvkeXX5ow&index=59&feature=plpp_video

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

Mumia Abu Jamal on Occupy Wall Street

Posted 7 minutes ago on Dec. 20, 2011, 5:11 a.m. EST by alouis (New York, NY) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=b7upJglVcN0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-uVrAWS5dk&feature=related

Sunday, November 20, 2011 Mumia on Occupy Wall Street In Lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park (renamed “Liberty Square” by the demonstrators), the cast of thousands swell in rebellion against the betrayals by the banks, Wall Street’s relentless greed, the plague of joblessness and the craven servility of the political class—both Republicans and Democrats—to their moneyed masters.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/mumia-abu-jamal-on-occupy-wall-street/

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

I am not moving !

Posted 19 minutes ago on Nov. 28, 2011, 11:59 a.m. EST by smartenough This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://occupywallst.org/forum/i-am-not-moving/

international protest montage

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

Forum Post: Cynthia McKinney: My Country Has Been Hijacked

Posted 0 minutes ago on Nov. 25, 2011, 4:35 p.m. EST by fjolsvit (Washington, DC) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

"My Country Has Been Hijacked"

Munich Peace Rally Speech

By Cynthia McKinney

Posted February 10, 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ3QgUw7-zQ&feature=player_embedded

See here for a full transcript:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24641.htm

antiwar speech

http://occupywallst.org/forum/cynthia-mckinney-my-country-has-been-hijacked/

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

Noam Chomsky schools the Ron Lawlish fake libertarians

Posted 8 hours ago on Nov. 23, 2011, 9:24 a.m. EST by frankchurch1 (Jersey City, NJ) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Ah, to truly think:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIpJQEcXP7A

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

Forum Post: Must see documentaries

Posted 6 hours ago on Nov. 18, 2011, 8:05 p.m. EST by Diamondjim (Inverness, FL) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Burzynski, Buying the war, Capitalism- a love story, How Ohio pulled it off, Inside Job, Maxed out- hard times- easy credit, Roger and me, Uncounted and who killed the electric car. I think these documentaries say it all.

  • more in the comments

http://occupywallst.org/forum/must-see-documentaries/

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

Forum Post: Voices of OWS

Posted Nov. 7, 2011, 4:23 a.m. EST (27 seconds ago) by tjimenez This content is user submitted and not an official statement

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

interviews about loss of social services

http://occupywallst.org/forum/voices-of-ows/

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

Forum Post: 'Superhero' protesters take on Wall Street

Posted Nov. 4, 2011, 5:14 a.m. EST (1 hour ago) by Rivalry (Moore, OK) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

What can you really say about this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9KeMteLyDM&NR=1

It amazes me how these people never get that the silly masks and ridiculous props doom any initiative they push. Halloween or not. It not only provides great entertainment for those who understand this, but sets back any progress made by the movement as a whole.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/superhero-protesters-take-on-wall-street/

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

Forum Post: Videos you MUST WATCH (they all are little more than 30' duration)

Posted Oct. 29, 2011, 3:51 a.m. EST (3 days ago) by msx (Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

(This one is in spanish and is about a chilean journalist interviewed by a co-worker from CNN Chile who talks about how actual world finantial situation could lead to a World Central Bank and a possible New (Tiranny) World Government. He even points at an open letter from the Vatican which textually calls for an unified finantial control center... FUCKERS!!!)

Nibaldo Mosciatti ( http://ciperchile.cl/2010/10/15/el-provocador-discurso-de-nibaldo-mosciatti-al-recibir-el-premio-de-periodismo-embotelladora-andina-2010/ ) afirma que crisis económica podría llevar a una dictadura mundial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4kB1xB2ErhY

David Icke: Something you must know, OccupyWallStreet movement people: (2011) Pt. 1 - dur, 19'36": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEr1CxJvurw&feature=related Pt. 2 - dur. 13'10": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnVRG5pp31M

Money as Debt - Part. 1/5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArfPytAoeZ0&feature=related "Some of the biggest men in United States, in the fields of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know there's a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they have better not speak about their breath when they speak in condemmnation of it." Woodrow Wilson, former U.S. President [Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921]

The Story of Your Enslavement ("Human Farming") http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbp6umQT58A&feature=related @6'25": "You're now allowed to choose your own occupation -which raises your productivity- and thus, the taxes you can pay to your masters." IIBB? Imp. a las ganancias? :)

All worth watching.

Best, we support you.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/30-video-you-must-watch-people/

[-] 1 points by SandyEnglish (60) 2 years ago

WSWS Video: Kentucky students join Occupy Wall Street protest

http://occupywallst.org/forum/wsws-video-kentucky-students-join-occupy-wall-stre/

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

JeffCallahan 0 points 30 minutes ago

Here are some documentaries on finance, and politics, I think you would both enjoy, and find interesting. Your obviously a smart guy so you may have seen them, if so, let me know I have a few more that might interest you. Finance: Born Rich, Breaking the Bank, College Inc, I want your Money, Inside The meltdown, IOUSA, Maxed Out, Mind Over Money, Money Masters, Speaking Freely, Ten Trillion and Counting, The American Ruling Class, The Best Government Money Can Buy, The Big One, The Card Game, The Corporation, The Madoff Affair, The Warning, Trading on Thin Air,

Politics: After Innocence, An Inconvenient tax, An Unreasonable Man, Burzynski, Business of Being Born, Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington anymore, Casino Jack, Electile Dysfunction, Flow, Freedom Fries, Homo Toxicus, Ken Burns America the Congress, The American drug War, XXI Century,

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PJ-fvCEd4U

we will prevail

instrumental montage

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

Declaration of Grievances

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmrCK8xcnkI

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

original song about the working man's plight

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


Why OWS will fail



[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

CRACKED: 5 Ways to Spot a B.S. Political Story in Under 10 Seconds

Posted 1 hour ago on April 30, 2012, 12:23 p.m. EST by XenuLives (1233) from Charlotte, NC This content is user submitted and not an official statement

5 Ways to Spot a B.S. Political Story in Under 10 Seconds

Read more: 5 Ways to Spot a B.S. Political Story in Under 10 Seconds | Cracked.com http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-ways-to-spot-b.s.-political-story-in-under-10-seconds/#ixzz1tXe7oX6E

"An election year is a shit blizzard. Every place you go for news online -- whether it's portal sites like Reddit, or aggregators like Google News or Yahoo! News or RealClearPolitics, or goddamned clips from late night talk shows -- they're all about to get buried under a brown storm of bullshit inflammatory headlines desperate for your click.

This turdstorm of pointless click-bait filler is a problem for anyone who wants to be an informed voter. To learn anything useful, you need to be able to sort through all of the garbage to find the actual information and insight. So let me just tell you right now that you can safely ignore any story if ..."

http://occupywallst.org/forum/cracked-5-ways-to-spot-a-bs-political-story-in-und/

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

6 Things rich people need to stop saying.

Posted 18 hours ago on March 15, 2012, 8:04 p.m. EST by toukarin (309) This content is user submitted and not an official statement 6. "Well, $500,000 a Year Might Sound Like a Lot, but I'm Hardly Rich." 5. "Hey, I Worked Hard to Get What I Have!" 4. "If I Can Do It, So Can You!" 3. "You're Just Jealous Because I Made It and You Didn't!" 2. "You Shouldn't Be Punishing the Very People Who Make This Country Work!" 1. "Stop Asking for Handouts! I Never Got Help from Anybody!"

http://occupywallst.org/forum/6-things-rich-people-need-to-stop-saying/

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

Forum Post: blah,blah,blah

Posted 2 hours ago on Nov. 17, 2011, 7:25 p.m. EST by mac17ez This content is user submitted and not an official statement

This is movement is aimless and pointless not because there is no light in sight, but because of the way you want to world to perceive you: unorganized mob. I think the world already knows us social inequality, but we live in capitalist society, so unless you're ready to give up democracy and capitalism stop bitching... 17 Comments

http://occupywallst.org/forum/blahblahblah/

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

Forum Post: Egypt and Libya were not successful revolutions...

Posted 1 day ago on Nov. 6, 2011, 8:13 a.m. EST by thomasmiller This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I guess we can all listen to this song for better clarification of this post:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Won't_Get_Fooled_Again

The Egyptian people were oppressed under the old leader, but overthrowing him did not make their situation better. In fact, the economy is even worse off now then it was before and the new leaders are no better then the old leaders. Churches are being burned and the Israel embassy under attack. Is that an improvement over the old system? IMHO, no it isnt and the revolution was for not.

In Libya, it is now ruled by various militias and strongment. There is still opression. Its not an improvement over the old leader.

So its business as usual and like the song goes eventually the new system becomes as corrupt as the old one...

http://occupywallst.org/forum/egypt-and-libya-were-not-successful-revolutions/

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

call it a terrorist group , can't do it yet, well what if the 1% blew up a object of your hate.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/how-to-stop-ows/

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

You People Will Never Change Anything!!!! (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 21, 2011, 9:54 p.m. EST (1 hour ago) by DEEDS

You people have put all this effort into protesting and acting like idiots, that you, yourselves don't even know why your protesting anymore! Or could it be that your all unemployed and have nothing better to do? I'm sure you are the same people with the exception of the younger xbox 360, or playstation dorks, that dodged the draft during vietnam and the same a$$holes who called the men coming home baby killers!!!! You people are pathetic to think your going to change $hit camped out on the sidewalks eating vienna sausages and crackers!! G E T - A - G R I P

http://occupywallst.org/forum/you-people-will-never-change-anything/

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


racial, religious and national distinction



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

Support Israel this Summer

Posted 2 weeks ago on Feb. 16, 2012, 2:29 p.m. EST by toonces (242) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I was thinking that when OWS reorganizes this spring and summer, we should make sure that we make it a point to support Israel and the Jewish people. Israel has been, and is going to be under tremendous pressure to cede to the Islamic Arab countries to give up land and settlements. It hardly seems fair that of all the huge tracts of land controlled by Arabs in the middle east, the tiny country of Israel is the one being strong armed by the UN to give up their land. It is also the only country in the mid east that protects the rights of individuals to worship freely and practice unpopular lifestyles (like being a homosexual or woman).

I definitely think it is important to make it a point to make it clear that we are supporting the underdog, no matter what part of the world they are in.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/support-israel-this-summer/

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

We now have 4 Americans killed in Afganastan because of the burnings.

Posted 2 days ago on Feb. 25, 2012, 5:14 p.m. EST by SteveKJR (447) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

The burning of the quran was done with an attempt to do it properly. After that we had 2 Americans killed.

Obama steps in, bowes his head and apologizes - we now have 2 more Americans killed.

I don't hear him asking for apologies from Hamid Karzai. Just goes to show how "spinless" Obama is.

I doubt very seriously that the people in the Armed Forces are going to vote for him when his time is up.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/we-now-have-4-americans-killed-in-afganastan-becau/

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

Has American honor been diluted with immigrants ?

Posted 3 days ago on Feb. 19, 2012, 8:40 a.m. EST by FriendlyObserverB (400) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://occupywallst.org/forum/has-american-honor-been-diluted-with-immigrants/

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

What would Jesus say about OccupyWallSt

Posted 4 months ago on Oct. 9, 2011, 2:55 p.m. EST by Matthias (915) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Jesus said you cannot serve both God and riches.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/what-would-jesus-say-about-occupywallst/

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

War With Iran

Posted 2 months ago on Dec. 4, 2011, 6:14 p.m. EST by patriot76 (10) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

This political cartoon says it all:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_1_WxkOeIxkk/S-Vn5ILEELI/AAAAAAAAAWU/oeSCGudqsSY/s1600/fight4israel.gif

http://occupywallst.org/forum/war-with-iran/

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

Between 1915 and 1970, “an African American was lynched every four days..”

Posted 4 days ago on Feb. 9, 2012, 12:30 p.m. EST by OurTimes2011 (542) from Arlington, VA This content is user submitted and not an official statement

AND IT CONTINUES TO THIS DAY......Every four days, an African-American dies of HIV/AIDS in DC.

HIV/AIDS RATE IS AT EPIDEMIC LEVELS IN WASHINGTON, DC AND IS THE HIGHEST IN THE COUNTRY.

Washington, DC has America's highest median income, surpassing even Silicon Valley. The average pay of District-based federal workers is $126,369. The District of Columbia also has higher BLACK-WHITE income inequality than any state.

The clearest example yet of how this government does not work for the people.

THIS IS GENOCIDE!

http://occupywallst.org/forum/between-1915-and-1970-an-african-american-was-lync/

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

Islam


Reality of Islam : Revolution against Corruption, lie, oppression and Injustice (Such as OccupyWallStreet Movement)

Posted 2 days ago on Feb. 8, 2012, 2:44 p.m. EST by smmv2005 (27) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Do you know USA and his friends are trying so hard to introduce Al-Qaida and Taliban (Wahhabi & Salafi) as real islamic model to world, Whereas this groups are created by themselves to destruct the prestige of islam?

They are exactly in conflict with Islam. islam is different as 180 degree with their way.

PLEASE study islamic books such as Nahj al-Balaghah To understand the REALITY OF ISLAM....JUST STUDY...PLEASE.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/reality-of-islam-revolution-against-corruption-lie/

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

Was Muhammad - woman hater ?

Posted 2 days ago on March 8, 2012, 6:31 a.m. EST by FriendlyObserverB (562) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Islam treats women horrible.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/was-muhammed-woman-hater/

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

Pro Muslims

Posted 4 days ago on March 4, 2012, 11:04 p.m. EST by Chugwunka (90) from Willows, CA This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I have to admit I'm surprised at the amount of pro Muslim/anti Christian posts on this site. I never knew so many members of OWS were lovers of Islam. I'm humbled.. 114 Comments

http://occupywallst.org/forum/pro-muslims/

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

Forum Post: Hi. I'm a Muslim, and I'm confused why women in Western countries are forced to cover their chest, and men are not.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/hi-im-a-muslim-and-im-confused-why-women-in-wester/

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

Obamacare forces Catholic Health Care service to provide contraception

Posted 4 days ago on Feb. 6, 2012, 11:27 a.m. EST by tomahawk99 (45) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

There goes the Catholic vote.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/obamacare-forces-catholic-health-care-service-to-p/

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

This is employment law – pure and simple. No one is forced to use contraception – even though over 90% of Catholic women have. And 28 states already have similar laws. Our country is not based on the religious freedom of CHUCHES. Our country is based on the religious freedom for PEOPLE.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/how-does-requiring-all-employers-to-offer-a-standa/

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

Forum Post: Why do you guys hate the Jews?

Posted 3 hours ago on Nov. 9, 2011, 11:27 a.m. EST by andy55 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I've noticed that the Occupy protesters don't like Jewish people. I'd greatly appreciate it if someone could explain why. I'm all ears. Thank you very much.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/why-do-you-guys-hate-the-jews/

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

Forum Post: OWS Must Officially Renounce Anti-Semitism And ALL Hatred Or The Battle Will Be Lost

Posted 2 hours ago on Nov. 7, 2011, 1:46 p.m. EST by Spankysmojo This content is user submitted and not an official statement

OWS is about to go under. Don't let that happen. If the anti-semitic thugs are permitted to march side-by-side with OWS then the movement has already lost. Hatred is the demise of every organization. To blame a tiny minority for anything as big as the fleecing of America is tantamount to blaming all African Americans for an act commited by one African American. We must stand together. If not with a solution to America's problems then in the very least we must unite to remove those that hijack the movement and spread hate and violence. We must unite so that the divisive trolls and hate mongers are extricated. I implore the leaders of OWS, the caretakers of donations and the spokespeople and ALL the people to REMOVE the hatred or fall victim to it. People, this is so old, why can't you see it?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/ows-must-officially-renounce-anti-semitism-and-all/

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

Forum Post: Multiculturalism is a complete failure.

Posted 12 hours ago on Nov. 7, 2011, 2:07 a.m. EST by DemocratPRO This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I am thinking multiculturalism is a failure now. Nothing good came from it. All it did was demoralize a country. Now we got future inventors, business owners, etc... All being suppress from dealing with there neighborhood ethnic gang members killing and stuff.

Obama said America needs to be more innovating, but how can you when you spend most of your time just trying to protect your family from gang members trying to break in your house or rob and kill you when your outside.

Democrats and Republicans push it to far. Now deal with a fading dying country.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/multiculturalism-is-a-complete-failure/

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

Forum Post: Since OWS is So Pro-Israel Will You "Occupy" Iran for the jews? Will You Die or Be Mutilated In Another Of Their Wars? Or Will You Expect Someone Else To Do It?

Posted Nov. 6, 2011, 9:22 a.m. EST (8 hours ago) by OccupyIran This content is user submitted and not an official statement

dump israhell, dump it hard and then nuke it and then nuke it again and again

http://occupywallst.org/forum/since-ows-is-so-pro-israel-will-you-occupy-iran-fo/

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

written by dimestorepoet78 1 points 42 seconds ago

AIPAC is the Israeli Lobby....the should really be called IPAC....they are very powerful and buy out all the politicians at election time....they are probably the most powerful lobby in Washington...AIPAC are hard core zionists - perhaps the greatest evil known to man...

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-aipac-before-they-start-world-war-3/

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

The movie MONSTER'S BALL was a slam dunk in terms of White Supremacy programming. Under the refined form of White Supremacy that is up and running today, people are encouraged to DESCRIBE the problems that Black people face but are discouraged from making an accurate diagnosis of the root causes and more importantly, suggesting a solution. This allows White people to use the term "unfortunate" to describe the condition of victims of racism. They use this word because of its ability to ascribe a type of "neutrality" to things that happens. Getting struck by lightening, getting cancer, having an impacted wisdom tooth...these things are "Unfortunate" because although they are "bad," I didn't have anything to do with it; I'm not responsible... Watch that word and how they use it.............

http://occupywallst.org/forum/monsters-ball-and-burning-the-race-card/

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

Message for the Voters from Occupy Wall Street should be... (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 21, 2011, 10:47 p.m. EST (14 minutes ago) by suehudson73

  1. Stop buying from companies that supply Chinese goods! Everytime a company (or you) buy Chinese, they are supporting the Chinese Communist regime. Buy only goods made in free countries (preferably the USA)! It will create more jobs here and support our economy.
  2. Stop allowing the banks and investment firms to hold back monies from US companies and people, they need to take measured risk.
  3. Totally revise the tax code so that Americans know exactly what they are due to pay and there is no guessing game at the end of the year.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/message-for-the-voters-from-occupy-wall-street-sho/

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

The Jew Boss Blomberg, say he will evict protesters from liberty park.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/warning-warning-warning-warning-warning-warning/

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

Incomes for 2009 and 2010 reported today. Richest one percent way up. Lower 99 percent down. BIG SURPRISE!

http://occupywallst.org/forum/incomes-for-2009-and-2010-reported-today-richest-o/

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

while demanding more and more production from ridiculously overworked, overstressed employees whose salaries have not kept up with inflation,

http://occupywallst.org/forum/i-support-ows-and-i-am-a-suburban-mom-financial-ex/

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

It takes over 70 hours at minimum wage, to pay rent in most states.

Posted 2 days ago on March 17, 2012, 7:02 a.m. EST by factsrfun (1797) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

It’s got nothing to do with “fair”, it’s all about building an economy.

A “slave” based economy simply cannot work; do you guys really think it can?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/it-takes-over-70-hours-at-minimum-wage-to-pay-rent/

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

Equal pay: everyone should receive equal pay

Posted 1 day ago on Dec. 3, 2011, 10:24 a.m. EST by FriendlyObserverA This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Regardless of trade or profession everyone should receive equal pay. To do otherwise could be considered Discrimination.

All jobs are important and should be paid equally.

The CEO and janitor should make equal pay.

234 Comments

http://occupywallst.org/forum/equal-pay-everyone-should-receive-equal-pay/

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

Forum Post: SOLUTION: Raise the minimum wage to $110,000 per year

Posted 4 hours ago on Nov. 10, 2011, 3:49 p.m. EST by DemandTheGoodLifeDotCom This content is user submitted and not an official statement

The problem in society is income inequality. So the ONLY solution that will fix it is income equality.

We produce $15 trillion in income each year which is enough to make every worker wealthy. If that income was allocated equally, for example, it is enough to pay every full time worker $135,000 per year.

That's right, the average income in the U.S. is $135k. And that is more than what 97% of all workers make. That means 97% of all workers make a below-average income. That is simply not fair and the root cause of all our problems.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/solution-raise-the-minimum-wage-to-110000-per-year/

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

Forum Post: Insist on a living wage and not a minimum wage

Posted 15 hours ago on Nov. 8, 2011, 8:24 a.m. EST by thezencarpenter This content is user submitted and not an official statement

My comment is directed at the issue which is central to the conflict between the 1% and the 99%, and that is "JOBS" and the need for a realistic living wage. It is absurd to think that a person could "live on a wage of $10.00/$15.00 per hour when you ad up all the living expenses that a person has to pay each month such as housing, transportation, food, clothing, fuel, car ins., etc..,as well as health care costs, a retirement plan. And why should they have to? The greed that has infected our society the past several decades has brainwashed some people (I will call them the 1% wannabes) to think we should all do without the basic needs of a decent way of life. This is the problem. Prosperity for all is a better solution than poverty for all to this economic problem. the phrase "The working poor" needs to be seen as an oxy-moron, working should not make you poor, how ridiculous. The numbers in the discussion for a living wage are so unrealistic it shows how out of touch the decision makers are. A family of 4 needs more than $38000 a year minimally, and that is to live in the poorest nighborhoods, drive used cars and skimp on groceries. It covers only insurance required by law, and presumes these people do not get sick, don't deserve any entertainment, and will never establish a rainy day fund. This form of economic oppression is what is fueling our 'recession' directly into depression. Who has a plan for a strong economy that doesn't include good paying jobs? We will not have a strong economy if we do not have a buying public that does not have to rely on predatory lending practices to participate in it. What is it that makes that so hard to understand? The answer of course is GREED. These unethical people that make up the 1% and the 1% wannabes that support their philosophy have created this predatory system and they simply don't care about anyone but themselves. Although, to be fair, there are many members of the 99% that are are just as guilty of buying into the "Greed is good" mentality by ignoring the need for a living wage in their daily transactions. Thanks for reading and good luck to all the talented and hard working people that are sacrificing during these desperate times.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/insist-on-a-living-wage-and-not-a-minimum-wage/

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

Forum Post: What is a living wage?

Posted Nov. 4, 2011, 1:13 a.m. EST (2 days ago) by MrsPhil This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Corporations don't pay a living wage, so we take up the slack through our social programs. They dictate the level of our subsistence. Take away the social programs, and you will get your Armageddon. Stay on the path of subsisting through social programs, they get all of the money and the power.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/04/us/experts-say-bleak-account-of-poverty-missed-the-mark.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss


http://occupywallst.org/forum/what-is-a-living-wage/

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

Half of the American workforce live on $26,000 a year or less... (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 22, 2011, 12:06 a.m. EST (45 minutes ago) by MarkDuwe

The 50% need a lot of help. They probably can't afford to take a day off to protest, even though I know many who share your ideas and vision.

http://www.barefootandprogressive.com/2011/10/the-wealth-of-nations-half-the-american-work-force-living-on-26000-or-less.html

http://occupywallst.org/forum/half-of-the-american-workforce-live-on-26000-a-yea/

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

Basic income guarantee for the US (User Submitted)

http://occupywallst.org/forum/basic-income-guarantee-for-the-us/

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

Too much concentration of wealth also leads to an exorbitant growth of the financial sector, which doesn't add to productivity. I am not saying we don't need a financial sector, but due to concentration of wealth, it is bigger than is good for the economy.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/its-not-about-individual-rich-people-but-about-inc/

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



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

Forum Post: Women Safety Tent!

Posted 1 hour ago on Nov. 7, 2011, 1:52 p.m. EST by dugfmjamul This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/zuccotti_park_big_top_ilBy4VfYIwDGt2I1rM33vL

"It’s a safe house from the sex fiends.

Zuccotti Park has become so overrun by sexual predators attacking women in the night that organizers felt compelled to set up a female-only sleeping tent yesterday to keep the sickos away.

The large, metal-framed “safety tent” -- which will be guarded by an all-female patrol -- can accommodate as many as 18 people and will be used during the day for women-only meetings, said Occupy Wall Street organizers.

“This is all about safety in numbers,” said Becky Wartell, 24, a protester from Portland, Maine.

So when are all you 'CONS' going to admit OWS is doing everything it can to protect women from 'Sexual Predators' that may infiltrate the OWS Movement?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/women-safety-tent/

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

While we work for these goals, we also occupy a physical space in lower Manhattan, and we work hard to create a safe, secure, and positive environment for everyone who comes to Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park). We have been working diligently to be good neighbors to area residents and businesses. Here are some of the ways we have been making measurable progress on quality of life issues:

NYPD Barriers to Business: Down.

Noise Level: Reduced and time-limited

Scurity/Community Watch: Active and delivering results

Sanitation: Active and effective

Toilets: Installed.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-wall-street-improving-quality-life-99/

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

OWS Teams Up with the Street Vendor Project

Posted 4 hours ago on Nov. 7, 2011, 9:23 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

New Partnership Allows OWS Supporters to Purchase Food from Local Street Vendors, to Donate to the Protest

http://streetvendor.org/ows

In the wake of the NYPD's escalating harassment of street cart vendors, Occupy Wall Street (OWS) and the Street Vendor Project have teamed up to create an online donation platform for street vendors who call Liberty Square (aka Zuccotti Park) their home. Through the website, supporters across the country and around the world can view vendor profiles and purchase food to be donated to the People's Kitchen at OWS.

New York City street vendors, as small business entrepreneurs, represent a diverse cross-section of the 99%. Through this platform, vendors will be able to participate in the growing excitement of the OWS movement and contribute to sustaining it.

"City street vendors are no strangers to police harassment and excessive fines," said Sean Bazinski of the Street Vendor Project, which advocates for the city's 10,000 vendors. "Last week the FDNY abruptly seized a generator from a legally-permitted street vendor in Zuccotti Park — that’s just one example of an all-too-common trend of harassment of vendors that hampers their ability to pursue their own livelihood and make an honest living."

The Street Vendor Project (http://streetvendor.org/), part of the non-profit Urban Justice Center, organizes and represents the thousands of people that sell food and merchandise on our city's streets and sidewalks.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/ows-teams-street-vendor-project/

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

Forum Post: OWS Finance group releases 1st financial report to public: they raised $450k september 17-october 18

Posted Oct. 31, 2011, 7:25 p.m. EST (1 minute ago) by sooth This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/wnyc-news-blog/2011/oct/31/occupy-wall-street-releases-first-financial-report/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/ows-finance-group-releases-1st-financial-report-to/

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

Where are all the recent donations? (User Submitted)

http://occupywallst.org/forum/where-are-all-the-recent-donations/

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

VOTE on how to spend the $300k in donations (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 17, 2011, 1:32 p.m. EST (4 days ago) by precipice

Greetings all, I'm setting up a website where we can post ideas on how to spend the $300k in donations. Post your ideas, and then we can vote on whichever we think is the best. Each post is votable, so we can see what everyone agrees on. That will help us reach some sort of consensus on what we think this movement needs most.

Let me know if you have any questions, thanks!

Here is the site http://www.occupyr.com/Treasury/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/vote-on-how-to-spend-the-300k-in-donations/

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

Last night's General Assembly meeting in Zuccotti Park was "one of most contentious ever," in large part due to a heated debate over whether the drummers at Occupy Wall Street should be given $8,000 from the movement's coffers to buy more drums

http://occupywallst.org/forum/drummers-at-ows-general-assembly-demand-8000-from-/

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

A group claiming to be affiliated with the General Assembly of Liberty Square and #ows has been speaking to the media on behalf of our movement.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/so-called-demands-working-group/

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


Named Banks and Corporations



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

Greg Smith Resigns and Spills The Beans on Goldman Sachs! Is OWS's message starting to resonate?

Posted 6 days ago on March 16, 2012, 3:15 a.m. EST by Odin (990) from Island Heights, NJ This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Greg Smith was the executive director and head of Goldman Sach's US equity derivatives business in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa......and this past Wednesday on the 14th of March, Mr. Smith resigned. It wasn't just his resignation that made news, but it was the spectacular way he did it. His resignation appeared in the New York Times op-ed page..... and in his letter he slammed the unscrupulous practices of Goldman Sachs.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/greg-smith-resigns-and-spills-the-beans-on-goldman/

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

Wheat has gone from $4 to $25 on Speculation alone! Stop Goldman Sachs from ripping off the world!!

Posted 23 hours ago on Dec. 9, 2011, 2:40 p.m. EST by fucorporatemedia This content is user submitted and not an official statement

from 2005 to 2008, the worldwide price of food rose 80 percent — and has kept rising.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/wheat-has-gone-from-4-to-25-on-speculation-alone-s/

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

SparkyJP (Westminster, MD) 2 points 1 day ago

http://www.businessinsider.com/these-are-the-30-american-companies-that-paid-less-than-zero-income-tax-from-2008-2010-2011-11?op=1#ixzz1ejBOPiGq

Here is an article that speaks to your point. I knew it was happening, but not to this degree. No wonder we're going broke !!

REVEALED: The 30 American Companies That Paid Less Than $0 In Income Tax Over The Last 3 Years

http://occupywallst.org/forum/re-taxes-and-taxation-let-justice-be-done-though-t/#comment-426003

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

PROSECUTE THE ATLANTA VA LOAN GUARANTEE OFFICER! Unsealed Complaint | Wells Fargo, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, GMAC Mortgage, Atlanta VA Loan Guarantee Office Engaged in “A Brazen Scheme to Defraud Our Nation’s Veterans”

Posted 6 hours ago on Nov. 26, 2011, 5:37 a.m. EST by nighttalker (New York, NY) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

PROSECUTE THE ATLANTA VA LOAN GUARANTEE OFFICER! “This is a massive fraud on the American taxpayers and American veterans,” James E. Butler Jr., one of the lawyers bringing the suit, said Tuesday. Tens of thousands of the VA loans have gone into default or resulted in foreclosures, resulting in “massive damages” to the U.S. government, the suit alleges. The faulty loans will cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, with the costs rising as more VA loans go into default, according to the suit.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/prosecute-the-atlanta-va-loan-guarantee-officer-un/

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

1) Exxon Mobil made $19 billion in profits in 2009. Exxon not only paid no federal income taxes, it actually received a $156 million rebate from the IRS, according to its SEC filings.

2) Bank of America received a $1.9 billion tax refund from the IRS last year, although it made $4.4 billion in profits and received a bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department of nearly $1 trillion.

3) Over the past five years, while General Electric made $26 billion in profits in the United States, it received a $4.1 billion refund from the IRS.

4) Chevron received a $19 million refund from the IRS last year after it made $10 billion in profits in 2009.

5) Boeing, which received a $30 billion contract from the Pentagon to build 179 airborne tankers, got a $124 million refund from the IRS last year.

6) Valero Energy, the 25th largest company in America with $68 billion in sales last year received a $157 million tax refund check from the IRS and, over the past three years, it received a $134 million tax break from the oil and gas manufacturing tax deduction.

7) Goldman Sachs in 2008 only paid 1.1 percent of its income in taxes even though it earned a profit of $2.3 billion and received an almost $800 billion from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury Department.

8) Citigroup last year made more than $4 billion in profits but paid no federal income taxes. It received a $2.5 trillion bailout from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury.

9) ConocoPhillips, the fifth largest oil company in the United States, made $16 billion in profits from 2007 through 2009, but received $451 million in tax breaks through the oil and gas manufacturing deduction.

10) Over the past five years, Carnival Cruise Lines made more than $11 billion in profits, but its federal income tax rate during those years was just 1.1 percent.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-critics-of-ows-have-been-trying-to-vote-up-the/

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

J .P Morgan

Banksters J .P Morgan caught stealing customer money !!!!

Posted 1 day ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 4:36 a.m. EST by Scout This content is user submitted and not an official statement

" JPMorgan has been slapped with the largest fine ever issued by the Financial Services Authority and the watchdog also warns that it has 'several more' banks in its sights.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/article-1283817/JPMorgan-hit-record-33m-fine.html

The Wall Street firm, where Tony Blair works as an adviser, has been told to pay £33.32million for failing to keep client funds separate from its own in its futures and options business."

http://occupywallst.org/forum/banksters-j-p-morgan-caught-stealing-customer-mone/

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

Bank of America

HOLY BAILOUT - Federal Reserve Now Backstopping $75 TRILLION Of Bank Of America's Derivatives Trades

http://occupywallst.org/forum/taxpayersbeware-holy-bailout-federal-reserve-now-b/

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

WalMart

If You're So Anti-Corporate Greed Why Haven't You Occupied WalMart Corporate Headquarters Or Monsanto Headquarters or WalMart Store Flash Mobs (User Submitted)

http://occupywallst.org/forum/if-youre-so-anti-corporate-greed-why-havent-you-oc/


Forum Post: Boycot Wal-Mart on Black Friday

Posted 2 days ago on Nov. 18, 2011, 12:08 p.m. EST by hirez3 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Please everyone lets contact all our friends and family, and ask them to PLEASE stay away from Wal-Mart at least on Black friday, lets send the kind of message to the Walton's that they can understand . . . . . . MONEY. I would also beg all of you to consider, like my wife and myself to take Wal-Mart completely off you list of shopping locations, lets not help them kill another small town!

http://occupywallst.org/forum/boycot-wal-mart-on-black-friday/

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


On site reports Wall Street



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

No More Press at Zuccotti Park?

Posted 2 hours ago on Dec. 4, 2011, 9:50 a.m. EST by fgdesign This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Is it just me or is the press simply gone from Zuccotti Park? looks like Bloomberg has convinced them that the movement is over. Your thoughts?

My blog:

The City of New York has a great many regulations for privately-owned public space, and some of the more important ones provide for the areas to be inviting to the public, visible, and easy to access.

Completely surrounding the park with chest-height steel barricades clearly violates these rules.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/no-more-press-at-zuccotti-park/

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

NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Detained in Zuccotti Raid, Urges Mass Involvement in OWS

Posted 1 minute ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 3:28 a.m. EST by powertothepeople This content is user submitted and not an official statement

See him interviewed on today's Democracy Now:

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/11/18/nyc_council_member_ydanis_rodriguez_detained

Rodriguez’s arrest came just a week after he helped organized an 11-mile march from the his district in the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights, a largely immigrant community, to Occupy Wall Street. He describes his ordeal in police custody and why the experience has only emboldened him to continue his involvement with the Occupy movement. "We wanted to bring more black and Latino participants to that movement, because we believe that this movement is not only for the college students, this movement is not only for the unemployed, it’s for the working class, it’s for the middle class,"

http://occupywallst.org/forum/nyc-council-member-ydanis-rodriguez-detained-in-zu/

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

Transforming Harm & Building Safety: Confronting Sexual Violence At Occupy Wall Street & Beyond

Posted Nov. 4, 2011, 7:22 p.m. EST (1 day ago) by OccupyWallSt

Statement by members of sexual assault survivor’s team at OWS

http://occupywallst.org/forum/transforming-harm-building-safety/

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

Forum Post: 111 333 420 1010 1010

Posted 14 minutes ago on Nov. 17, 2011, 8:11 p.m. EST by specialagent333 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KgbGm-SIJU

http://occupywallst.org/forum/111-333-420-1010-1010/

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

Forum Post: Want to make it through the cold NY winter?

Posted Nov. 6, 2011, 4:14 p.m. EST (1 hour ago) by MountainMan This content is user submitted and not an official statement

If anyone in interested I can get my hands on a large amount of military sleep system sleeping bags. These are a waterproof Gore-tex outer bag with two layered sleeping bags inside. If you're wearing thermal undies and a ski cap these are rated to 20 below zero. These are a complete one person shelter and sleeping bag. They will keep you warm and dry in snow, rain or whatever. Anyone who has used them will vouch for that. Here is the catch, I can't donate what is not mine but I can get them in excellent condition shipped to your drop address for $190 Maybe even cheaper if I have several orders. I can also get large amounts new military issue thermal undies but I'll have to check on the price.

If interested contact me.

This is what they are right here. http://www.uscav.com/productinfo.aspx?productID=5727&TabID=548

http://occupywallst.org/forum/want-to-make-through-the-cold-ny-winter/

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

Forum Post: Promote micro-housing in municipalities to give affordable homes!!

Posted Nov. 6, 2011, 5:01 p.m. EST (17 seconds ago) by TH3W01F (Ottawa, ON) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Micro homes are tiny houses, and an exciting new trend in housing options. I define them as ones with less than 500 square feet. Why have more house than you need? A little place is cheap and easy to own and maintain. Consider a micro home if you are tired of homes that are too large, hard to maintain, cost alot in heating/electrical bills and well, are just a testament to crass commercialism.

Here are some examples.

http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/

http://green.yahoo.com/blog/daily_green_news/8/twelve-amazing-shipping-container-houses.html

http://www.microcompacthome.com/

http://www.tinyhousetalk.com


http://occupywallst.org/forum/promote-micro-housing-in-municipalities-to-give-af/

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

Forum Post: I wonder how Occupy will be in 2-3 months with zero degree weather...

Posted Nov. 6, 2011, 3:41 p.m. EST (26 seconds ago) by thomasmiller

For your health and safety, I do not recommend anyone being in Zucotti during December, January or February. Normally, I weather out the NYC area with a Northface Down Jacket, ski pants, insulated boots and snow-hat during those months. I cant imagine living outside during that time...

http://occupywallst.org/forum/i-wonder-how-occupy-will-be-in-2-3-months-with-zer/

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

Forum Post: Occupy lasting through the winter? Ideas?

Posted Nov. 4, 2011, 8:33 p.m. EST (4 minutes ago) by mamajama This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Mother of 2 here watching protesters begining to get mighty cold. Most mainstream media & gov. waiting for true winter weather to set in & occupy to dispurse. Please occupy lets not let that happen! Although myself and many like me are unable to physically protest, we are with you in mind and spirit! With that I have a few ideas to possibly help the occuppy movement last through the winter and not be a passing craze.1) Create a donation site with the specific agenda of helping all occupy movements last through the winter.$1 a month donation min. going to specific causes. Such as warmth(i.e. tents, heat,& blankets), food & warm beverages, & portable bathroom up keep. Visually show the donater each month which division of the cause they're $ went towards.2) More bodies in one place together equals more warmth! With the money raised for heat, tents and blankets by the donation site each occupy movement shuold acquire massive tents (like the ones used at the Kentucky Derby) to house all of the smaller tents!!! Inside this semi indoor tent city as many propane outdoor heat lamps as possible can be set up to help generate more heat. Those are a couple of ideas I felt like might plant a seed & help the movement. As I stated although I am not physically in the N.Y. occupy movement my mind and my spirit are with all of you living out in the cold and standing up for me, my children and my childrens children. And I would gladly donate time & money to a legitamate organization supporting your voices through the cold winter.Thanks and just wanted to add since this movement began I am finally becoming proud to be an american & so very happy to see this countries people finally waking up & moving towards a true country for the people by the people!

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-lasting-through-the-winter-ideas/

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

Forum Post: Let OWS protestors come in from the cold this winter, and occupy another public space, an indoor one at MNN,

Posted Oct. 31, 2011, 6 p.m. EST (20 minutes ago) by sunshower This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Let OWS protestors come in from the cold this winter, and occupy another public space, an indoor one at MNN, from which we can reach millions of tv viewers who want to hear our voices, which have been limited to selected, short sound bites on corporate owned Big Media News stations.

MNN, (Manhattan Neighborhood Network) is a non-profit organization that broadcasts programming on four public-access television cable TV stations in Manhattan, and provides a community media center that enables individuals and groups to produce shows for its network – FOR FREE!

For over 20 years, MNN has enabled Manhattan residents to practice their First Amendment rights, and is always looking for new ideas and accepts proposals for regular , ongoing series from Manhattan residents, and also proposals for one-time shows from all over the world. SEE: http://www.mnn.org/

If OWS’ Media Center asks, MNN can and will send an APPLICATION FORM to fill out as our Proposal, or we can do it online. It’s easy to do and it's FREE to use our public airwaves.

Come on all my OWS brothers and sisters, let’s get cracking with new strategies like this to effectively increase our numbers and momentum in reaching the American people with irrefutable facts through interviews, discussions, film clips, and even artful performances and exhibitions that support our messages of democracy in action to inspire strength of purpose for our generation as we move into the future. I, for one, call upon OWS’s Media Center to foster this idea and invite those who are interested to participate on behalf of all of us. Those who are can take initiative and contact the Media Center directly.

Never doubt the power of a group of committed people to change the world. That's about the only way it has ever happened in the past

Winners never quit and quitters never win!

I send my good wishes to every member of OWS

http://occupywallst.org/forum/let-ows-protestors-come-in-from-the-cold-this-wint/

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

Forum Post: Winter cold

Posted Oct. 29, 2011, 11:15 p.m. EST (2 hours ago) by Ahzeer This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I think the best way to survive this winter is to invest in the purchase or manufacturing of teepees. The indigeneous people of this land once helped the Europeans survive by giving them food and teaching them how to farm. We can still learn so much by the first people and their way of life can save us once again. I think this ties in with the occupy movement because it would be shining light and paying respect to those whose voices are rarely if ever heard, the people who have been lied to and exploited. No one knows better than native Americans how to live in harmony with nature, no matter how harsh the climate. I hope my idea helps. I'll try to think of more...

http://occupywallst.org/forum/winter-cold/

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

Urgent: Winter Donation Needs

Posted Oct. 29, 2011, 10:54 p.m. EST (1 hour ago) by OccupyWallSt

It's been dumping snow here in NYC all day, high winds and 3 inches of slush on the ground. With the NYPD and FDNY confiscating six generators on Friday and this unprecedented October snow, those occupying Liberty Plaza in downtown NYC are in need of emergency supplies crucial for cold weather survival (and occupation).

We've made a lot of headway on getting winter gear here in the last 48 hrs but definitely need more. Please help by purchasing or donating supplies directly. Winter gear and other necessities can be dropped off in person, delivered, or shipped.

1) NEEDS insulated gloves, wool hats, scarves long underwear / smart wool thermal socks 300 hand warmers, 300 foot warmers waterproof boots in all sizes disposable shoe covers winter coats hot beverages thermal heaters all weather sub-thermal sleeping bags tarps all-weather tents foam padding / insulation for inside of tents wooden pallets to get tents off the ground cots to get people off the ground (don't currently have any - could really use these)

2) DROPPING OFF IN PERSON IN NYC

Daily until 9pm at the OWS storage space at 52 Broadway Ave, ground floor.

After 9pm at the OWS Comfort Station on the east side of Liberty Square (aka Zuccotti Park)

3) WHERE TO SHIP Occupy Wall Street 118a Fulton St PO Box 205 NY NY 10038

Please show your support for the stalwart occupiers who are braving the winter storm!

http://occupywallst.org/forum/urgent-winter-donation-needs/

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

Moving out of Zuccotti Park (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 21, 2011, 11:30 p.m. EST (45 minutes ago) by shishudas

I would like to suggest that the NYC OWS group seriously consider moving to the Winter Garden Atrium in the World Financial Center 2 blocks from its current location.

It's a huge glass-vaulted pavilion 10 stories high, one vast open area filled with palm trees.

It would provide warmth and shelter for the winter months, and more space than Zuccotti Park. It is also owned by the same company that owns Zuccotti.

As a symbol of "Wall Street", it would be just as effective, since the World Financial Center is filled with firms like American Express, Merrill Lynch, Deloitte & Touche, Infinium Capital Management, etc.

I imagine a kind of "flash mob" takeover, around 5pm when everyone is swarming around there anyway leaving work. Suddenly, hundreds of people plop down on the floor, and boom, it is occupied...

-- Charlie

http://occupywallst.org/forum/moving-out-of-zuccotti-park/


A helpful idea... (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 21, 2011, 10:30 p.m. EST (8 minutes ago) by hahaha

I don't really have a helpful idea. I'm just hoping that some of you blue tarp park squatters are reading this. Getting cold yet? Not too bad, right? No snow expected until next weekend! So that means what, 30 degrees then? Well, it has to be below freezing to snow. Jeez, tonight is downright balmy by comparison, it's what, 47? So 30 by the end of the month. I'll check back about November 15th or so.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/a-helpful-idea/

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

OWS RESEARCH PROJECT - Get Zuccotti Park designated a NYC SHELTER the subzero weather is just around the corner - best scenarios - add to this list: (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 25, 2011, 4:04 a.m. EST (44 minutes ago) by AtomicZ

Who runs the city shelter system in NYC ? - get to know the opposition - research how a shelter is created in Manhattan? If you make the Zuccotti Park the best damn NYC Shelter in Manhattan's history ! & get legal help to accomplish this... they can't haul everyone out of Zuccotti Park and into lots of different designated "NYC SHELTERS" remember "divide and concur" They do! When the temperature drops below freezing in Manhattan they will remove you ALL which is mandatory by law to save the helpless freezing in the streets... They will move all of you into different shelters! Once they have you out of the park they will close it for renovations - they already have plans ticking in the wings...

North Face - research cold weather tents - heating systems that stay within NYC law. Laundry - you must have clean clothes in the winter believe me I know I have slept on the streets in Manhattan in the winter. It can be an adventure [ if you have clean dry clothing ] or a nightmare if the clothing is dirty which traps in moisture / sweat - which drains off all of your body heat. You will catch pneumonia - Get a real doctor to check on everyone's health all the time - hell get a hospital emergency room designated to receive injuries [ slip on the ice and crack a rib ] someone will need this, believe me. Outshine Manhattan and remember Washington At Valley Forge !!! peace AtomicZ...

http://occupywallst.org/forum/ows-research-project-get-zuccotti-park-designated-/


Cold Weather Basics (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 22, 2011, 10:10 p.m. EST (22 minutes ago) by Redmist

The cold can be a spirit crushing force from hell so it would be smart to prepare because it’s coming. I have been so cold and wet before to the point I almost broke while I was in the service; I doubt it will get bad in New York but 24 hours a day, every day in 30 degree weather is going to test your resolve far more than you can imagine.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/cold-weather-basics/

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

The mayor sent 40 firefighters, accompanied by police, into the encampment on Friday to remove several canisters of gasoline and six electrical generators. Bloomberg said during his weekly WOR-AM radio show, “It came to our attention cans of gasoline and generators were in the park. These are fire hazards (and) against the law.”

http://occupywallst.org/forum/wsws-new-york-city-mayor-steps-up-harassment-of-oc/

[-] 1 points by SandyEnglish (60) 2 years ago

WSWS: New York City Mayor steps up harassment of Occupy Wall Street protesters

http://occupywallst.org/forum/wsws-new-york-city-mayor-steps-up-harassment-of-oc/

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

Mobile hygiene solutions for OWS? :) (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 24, 2011, 9:35 a.m. EST (39 minutes ago) by jhecht11

Some of us were at a Drinking Liberally event talking about OWS, and the idea arose to provide mobile hygiene solutions for OWS residents. Mayor Bloomberg has forbidden OWS to have porta-potties - that's outrageous!

But what if OWS rented some big trucks and put porta-potties in them? Drove them down to the occupation, and then had them circle Freedom Square? Put handrails and safe steps on them, so people could get on and off safely at stoplights?

At that point the truck is private property - OWS rented it. It is providing a (much-needed) public function in a safe and legal manner. Will the police try and stop it by citing some obscure regulation? Very likely! So every truck should carry video cameras/Internet feeds to document harassment. Any attempt to block a truck goes viral immediately (grin).

The trucks are not parking - although they could if a space was found. They are just obeying the law and driving slowly... But a few large trucks circling the square will certainly slow down traffic in a big way!

Plus, the trucks can carry our SIGNS! Why not? OWS rented them, and has a legal right to place advertising on them! If NYC allows billboard trucks and ads on taxis, OWS is well within the law to place signs on any vehicle we rent.

Nor does the concept have to stop with mobile porta-potties. OWS has some serious coin now - last I heard, about $450K. Spending some of that on caring for our own people in legal ways could give an enormous boost to our efforts - and to the morale and comfort of the Freedom Square occupiers!

How about mobile showers with the grey water recycled? Mobile warming stations for when it gets really cold? Mobile health clinics and libraries? Mobile Internet - much harder to shut down...

And the trucks ARE mobile. If we need to move to a different occupation site, they can be there with us - and quickly! Or they can be scheduled to visit many DIFFERENT occupation sites. "The toilets will be here at 7 am, and back at 9 pm. Between those times they'll be uptown supporting #Occupy Harlem." That could be SO cool...

These are the kinds of things that will make people say, "Look at them - they are organizing to care for each other. They are spending the money that's been donated in productive and creative ways. That's amazing!"

I'm down for the project - contact me at jhecht@ix.netcom.com. Anybody else on board?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/mobile-hygiene-solutions-for-ows/

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

For Adults With ADD/ADHD (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 22, 2011, 3:24 p.m. EST (1 day ago) by SupportForADHD

We has a meeting last week, and two people from OWS came and told us they thought the group was good.. We never ask for personal info, so we don't know their identities.....

If anyone in down there in Zuccotti Park has ADD/ADHD, Please visit our website for our schedule of meetings..... As A POI... We are Not subsidized, so we ask for a $5.00 Contribution per person at our meetings...

Please visit our website for more info.. and... our website has NO ads.. (Google: Manhattan Adult ADD Support Group)

http://occupywallst.org/forum/for-adults-with-addadhd/

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

A new uncompromising movement against NYPD's notorious Stop & Frisk program began yesterday as hundreds of demonstrators marched from the Harlem State Office Building to Harlem’s 28th precinct. At the station, Cornel West, author and Princeton professor, Carl Dix of the Revolutionary Communist Party, Rev. Stephen Phelps, interim senior minister of Riverside Church, and dozens of others were arrested in an act of non-violent civil disobedience. Among those arrested and protesting was a large contingent from downtown’s Occupy Wall Street.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/stop-frisk-has-got-go-solidarity-occupyharlem/

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

Is the Family Sleepover in OWS a Success? (User Submitted)

http://occupywallst.org/forum/is-the-family-sleepover-in-ows-a-success/

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


News Articles

as explicitly listed in the topic



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

Stop The Spectra Pipeline | Meet-Up at Liberty Square at 5 P.M. For Die-In at P.S. 41

http://occupywallst.org/forum/stop-spectra-pipeline-meet-liberty-square-5-pm-die/

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

10 a.m. All Hands on Deck for Square Reorganizing!

http://occupywallst.org/forum/10-am-all-hands-deck-square-reorganizing/

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago
[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

ALERT !!!!! Thrasymaque Has Hijacked My "Renneye" Moniker And Posting Fake Messages From Me

http://occupywallst.org/forum/alert-thrasymaque-has-hijacked-my-renneye-moniker-/

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

Troll Tactic For Today: Violence Slander

Posted 1 day ago on Jan. 24, 2012, 3:10 a.m. EST by GypsyKing (2633) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

It appears that having failed in their other efforts to discredit us, the opposition is going to go back to the "Tar OWS with the accusation of violence" tactic. Be on your guard, and ready to counter this slander with truth. The truth is that the violence has been done by the very people paid to protect the citizens - law enforcement.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/troll-tactic-for-today-violence-slander/

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

Forum Post: this thraed is not going to the top when updated

Posted 52 minutes ago on Dec. 15, 2011, 12:22 p.m. EST by MattLHolck | edit | delete This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://occupywallst.org/forum/this-thraed-is-bot-going-to-the-top-when-updated/

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

A Trolling Paradise for Trolls

Posted 3 days ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 7:17 a.m. EST by Puzzlin This content is user submitted and not an official statement

For me I'm not smiling. I feel somehow swindled, and wonder why I even bothered with this post. I realize it's my fault for hanging here way too long. Maybe it's a clue for others. Frankly, I look forward to using my time more productively somewhere else.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/a-trolling-paradise-for-trolls/

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

Forum Post: From Sam Adams To All the Anti-Protestor Trolls:

Posted 12 minutes ago on Nov. 18, 2011, 1:14 p.m. EST by nuclearradio This content is user submitted and not an official statement

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!”

– Samuel Adams

http://occupywallst.org/forum/from-sam-adams-to-all-the-anti-protestor-trolls/

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

Forum Post: Listen UP: How we are being censored by SOCKPUPPETS

Posted 1 hour ago on Nov. 17, 2011, 2:25 a.m. EST by looselyhuman This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Here's one thread full of stuff they don't want anyone to see (from http://occupywallst.org/forum/liberalism-is-not-socialism/ ) . They are using sockpuppets and other fraudulent methods to vote down comments they disagree with. The moderators seem to be powerless to stop it. Anyway, for the record:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/how-we-are-being-censored-by-sockpuppets/

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

Forum Post: This trolls voted down statement

Posted 0 minutes ago on Nov. 16, 2011, 11:16 a.m. EST by MattLHolck | edit | delete This content is user submitted and not an official statement

this is a thread addressing statement voted down by others on the OWS forum

click the [+] next to the name to see the voted down statements

http://occupywallst.org/forum/this-trolls-voted-down-statement/

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

Forum Post: you troll

Posted 4 minutes ago on Nov. 14, 2011, 8:45 p.m. EST by MattLHolck | edit | delete This content is user submitted and not an official statement

this thread is for you trolls

http://occupywallst.org/forum/you-troll/#comment-355016

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

Forum Post: Bring it on TROLLS, I've had a great week !!

Posted 1 hour ago on Nov. 11, 2011, 2:50 p.m. EST by debndan This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Boy, oh boy, after helping defeat neocon legislation in Ohio I've come back to OWS to defeat neocon arguements

So far you guys are becoming a caricature

I've won every single arguement on this forum, you neocons and trolls know who I'm talking about.

If you don't believe it, then bring it on!!

I've had the best week in a long long time, and am flying high

bring your best arguement, get your best game on, I'm on fire!! 37 Comments

Read the Rules [-] MattLHolck 1 points 0 minutes ago

the system of hiding unpopular posts

(Those trolled by DISLIKE by 4 or more people)

is covering popular post response to that unpopular post .

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while the user may open and read these unpopular post ,

the user will not be able to know what popular posts beneath it.

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the closing of unpopular posts is throwing the negation to specific post

as the post may be hidden on a thread

due to a post above it being censured

http://occupywallst.org/forum/bring-it-on-trolls-ive-had-a-great-week/

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

Forum Post: Feeding Trolls Perpetuates Their Myths

Posted 11 minutes ago on Nov. 11, 2011, 11:01 a.m. EST by aahpat This content is user submitted and not an official statement

It gives their delusions an undeserved and unhealthy legitimacy.

Let them play with themselves. It is all that they deserve.

Especially the ronpaul spam crappers.

George Washington's observations about political parties can just as easily apply to these mostly partisan trolls:

"They serve to Organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force--to put in the place of the delegated will of the Nation, the will of a party; often a small but artful and enterprizing minority of the Community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public Administration the Mirror of the ill concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the Organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common councils and modefied by mutual interests." http://home.ptd.net/~aahpat/aandc/gw.htm

http://occupywallst.org/forum/feeding-trolls-perpetuates-their-myths/

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

Forum Post: Adult conversation with Occupy detractors

Posted Nov. 6, 2011, 5:45 p.m. EST (2 hours ago) by ThisIsNotCapitalism (Redmond, WA) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I would like to extend an offering to the detractors on this forum, to engage in a legitimate, meaningful discussion of why you disagree. I respectfully ask that we please keep to real topics, such as; political/economic philosophy(ies), reforms (election/campaign, financial, legislative and so forth), etc.

Can we please keep this post free of; propaganda, pissing contests and all of the other typically unproductive dirt that gets tossed back and forth? We are all mature enough to realize that individuals have personal opinions that may or may not reflect the other members of the 99%. For instance, I adamantly adhere to a capitalistic economic philosophy (with democratic checks and balances) and I am well aware some do not share this view.

No reasonable, peaceful and legal topic is off limits for me and I invite anyone and everyone to respectfully chime in. Thanks.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/adult-conversation-with-occupy-detractors/

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

Forum Post: I am NOT a Troll... So why scrub my account?

Posted Nov. 6, 2011, 8:11 p.m. EST (13 minutes ago) by happier This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I have been posting on this forum for the past 3 weeks...

Have I been critical of the movement? YES!

Have I used profanity, threatened anyone, posted things just to gin things up? NO!

Have I promoted a politician or any political party? NO

Have I called people out for bad behavior from both sides of the fence? YES!

Did I answer a post that asked for honest answers "If we are not in support of the movement please tell me why?" YES !

I went off this site right after that, came back 1/2 hour later and my account had been scrubbed.

If I was considering changing my stance on this movement you have killed any chance of that. If your intention is to have a movement that only represents those that follow lock step behind you then you better change that mantra of yours "We are the 99%" because your going to lose a lot of that percentage.

happier... formerly known as happy

http://occupywallst.org/forum/i-am-not-a-troll-so-why-scrub-my-account/

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

Forum Post: Where is RANTCASEY? Sister ray?

Posted Nov. 4, 2011, 7:14 p.m. EST (1 day ago) by canalstreeter This content is user submitted and not an official statement

You both are a human pile of shit. Why don't you go to North Korea with Jaimo and fudgepack the shit out of one another while leaving us Americans to change us back to a GIANT CAPITALIST country. You flaming jew, shine, spik, wetback loving liberals ought to be ashamed of yourselves

http://occupywallst.org/forum/where-is-rantcasey-sister-ray/

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

Forum Post: Known Trolls: Tulcak, RantCasey, Tiousse and SisterRay

Posted Nov. 6, 2011, 9:54 a.m. EST (6 hours ago) by canalstreeter This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Are no good liberal trolls who post on these boards to spread their animosity towards banks? Why don't you losers go get a job and stop trying to ruin my great country. Better yet, go withdraw your $20.00 out of your bank account and move to Mexico or perhaps N. Korea and leave us all the fuck alone you loser douche bags.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/known-trolls-tulcak-rantcasey-tiousse-and-sisterra/

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

Profile of our trolls. (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 27, 2011, 1:14 a.m. EST (3 hours ago) by RichardGates (Fort Walton Beach, FL)

lack of forum bumping techniques as well as unintentionally bumping thread in retaliation attempts, shows little experience: unpaid

adolescent approach and language enough to get continually banned: young

The use of social stigmas as an association of the protesters indicates a socially conservative position: Conservative (R/T)

this is what i have so far. i will add to the profile as we go.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/profile-of-our-trolls/

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

My two posts were erased in a super shady way!!!!! (User Submitted)

http://occupywallst.org/forum/my-two-posts-were-erased-in-a-super-shady-way/

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

known trolls- legal assitant, equasion ows 9999, nyny occupation, mom called, occupy wall st (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 21, 2011, 9:47 p.m. EST (7 minutes ago) by Tednugent

what a bunvh of fucking liberal queer jew bags. You pole smokers ought to fingerbang your assholes

http://occupywallst.org/forum/known-trolls-legal-assitant-equasion-ows-9999-nyny/

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

We are winning. The trolls are getting increasingly angry and spiteful.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/we-are-winning-the-trolls-are-getting-increasingly/

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

Troll Awards!! Pick your Favorite Troll: RichardGates, RantCasey, rp2012, FObama, booshinton, (User Submitted)

http://occupywallst.org/forum/troll-awards-pick-your-favorite-troll-richardgates/#comment-173020

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

the trolls are posting their own list of names including some core members of this forum as "Trolls". Its pure and utter chaos.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/time-to-get-serious-a-simple-proposal/

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


Discuss Big Media



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

The media is overplaying the "threat" of violent protests to manipulate the public (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 23, 2011, 11:35 a.m. EST (58 minutes ago) by odiug

By Cheryl Saban in the Huffintton Post

"Protesters can learn from some of the most courageous, beloved leaders of the past, who knew that to bring about lasting change, the movement is best served if it refrains from using violence, and violent rhetoric. And, humankind would be best served if we never again allow another Witch Hunt."

: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cheryl-saban/protest-or-witch-hunt_b_1022320.html And this is the Huffington Post which in general is a decent news paper considering the rest!

This is kind of annoying ... Where have the OWS protests been violent? What happened, that this "threat" has deen so amplified?

So far it is the protesters who have been cubbed, pepper sprayed, arrested and harassed.

I would be wondering what would happen if the OWS protesters would insist on their second amendment right like some tea bags during their "revolt" against "Obama care"

This double standard how protesters are depicted in the media is actually very telling about their intentions!

http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-media-is-overplaying-the-threat-of-violent-pro/

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

Journalist Chris Hedges loves OWS, calls MoveOn "reprehensible" (User Submitted)

http://occupywallst.org/forum/journalist-chris-hedges-loves-ows-calls-moveon-rep/

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

URGENT Government is ordering Youtube to CENSOR protest videos

http://occupywallst.org/forum/urgent-government-is-ordering-youtube-to-censor-pr/

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


OWS Music



[-] 1 points by Mattholck (51) 2 years ago

The writing of "Oh What A Day!" was begun by Vic Sadot in November 2008 on the day after the election of the first Black President of the United States, Barack Obama, formerly Barry Sotero. It was completed not long after the Inauguration to celebrate the departure of the lawless, lying, war-mongering Bush-Cheney regime. The 2008 Democratic Party election victory seemed to indicate that the American electorate were hoping for a "CHANGE" along the lines of Roosevelt's "New Deal" program. Now that the Obama "honeymoon" period is long over, many in the electorate are feeling that the "CHANGE" promised was betrayed. We are getting the policies of the old war profiteering and torture regime with a new wave of austerity policies and further dismantling of the "New Deal". We need leaders who serve "JUSTICE", not the money masters, manipulators, and oppressors who bomb weaker resource rich countries in our name under all manner of ridiculous rationales and unproven pretexts. The song was recorded at Robot Envy Studio in Berkeley, CA with Sammy Fielding as sound engineer. Vic Sadot is on vocals and acoustic guitar. Eric Golub is featured on violin.

Oh What A Day!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZPGGp4DqD0&feature=youtu.be

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


general catch all



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

Forum Post: Hey!!! Any 1960's Revolutionaries Have Wisdom to Share? WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!!

Posted Oct. 31, 2011, 10:27 a.m. EST (6 days ago) by Banjarama (Little Elm, TX) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Whenever I see post from you guys, I feel like I get some needed insight and perspective.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/hey-any-1960s-revolutionaries-have-wisdom-to-share/

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

I Protest Because......... (User Submitted)

http://occupywallst.org/forum/i-protest-because/

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

In Case of Revolution, Break Glass (pic) (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 21, 2011, 8:39 p.m. EST (14 minutes ago) by precipice

PIC http://www.occupyr.com/General/thread.php?id=266

http://occupywallst.org/forum/in-case-of-revolution-break-glass-pic/

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

assuming not shaking hands mean a war without end expiring my life and the lives around me, I shake your hands in unity to defend myself from all that are about bring harm to us both if it means the only means possible to save our race ? The other shit we can deal with later?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/someone-tell-me-if-this-came-to-my-email-from-the-/

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

Public Opinion of Occupy Wall St. Favorable (User Submitted)

http://occupywallst.org/forum/public-opinion-of-occupy-wall-st-favorable/

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

The whole world seems to be changing all over sudden. Everyone seems to be noticing this sensation of change - men, women, aplha, beta and what do you have - all alike. Paradigm shift,

http://occupywallst.org/forum/is-it-just-me-or/

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


Protest Planning



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

December 12, 2011

Forum Post: occupy oakland just voted to close down the ports. 204 for, 0 against

Posted 2 hours ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 12:51 a.m. EST by zootsuit This content is user submitted and not an official statement

december 12. voted at 9:45pm EST http://www.ustream.tv/occupyoakland

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-oakland-just-voted-to-close-down-the-ports-/

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

STRIKE


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A General Strike (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 22, 2011, 12:20 p.m. EST (5 hours ago) by FHampton

Let's redouble the outreach to labor. The UK labor movement has called for a general strike on November 30th. Occupy Wall Street must show solidarity with comrades in the UK, Greece, Chile and around the world.

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/09/14-3

http://occupywallst.org/forum/a-general-strike/

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

Question - Why are so many of the middle class Americans ...

complacent

http://occupywallst.org/forum/question-why-are-so-many-of-the-middle-class-ameri/

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

Dallas Calls for General Strike: Nov. 30th

http://occupywallst.org/forum/dallas-calls-general-strike-nov-30th/

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

READY TO SEE SERIOUS TRACTION? What if millions of Americans & most GA's supported THIS massive action on AUGUST 4th??

Posted 11 hours ago on Feb. 26, 2012, 4:09 a.m. EST by therising (2864) This content is user submitted and not an official statement What: Massive Non-Violent Direct action to accomplish specific goals using proven nonviolent tactics. When: August 4th Where: Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

http://occupywallst.org/forum/ready-to-see-serious-traction-what-if-millions-of-/

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

The We Are Woman March on Washington DC, April 28th, 2012

http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-we-are-woman-march-on-washington-dc-april-28th/

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

Don't you think Women should be convened to discuss women's health? Emergency call for action, your voice is needed before the end of the day tomorrow 2/17/2012

http://occupywallst.org/forum/dont-you-think-women-should-be-convened-to-disscus/

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

Call to Boycott the 2012 Presidential Election!

Posted 6 days ago on Feb. 10, 2012, 9:39 p.m. EST by TerriLee (-10) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I am suggesting that #OWS not 'Occupy the Elections' but instead join in a call to Boycott the 2012 Presidential Election!

As it is the system we oppose, let's reject it!

Join in calling for an organized and very public Boycott of the 2012 Presidential Election!

Reject the electoral system of oppression.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/call-to-boycott-the-2012-presidential-election/

*Matt Holck: I will vote. Probably for the Green Party

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

Monday 13 February 2012

National Defense Authorization Act Protest Scheduled: Occupy Movement & Tea Party Join Together on Monday 13 February 2012 to Demand We Undo NDAA

http://occupywallst.org/forum/national-defense-authorization-act-protest-schedul/#comment-637090

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

12-12-2011

West Coast port shutdown announcement video.mov I

Shut Down Wall Street on the Water Front

Posted 12 hours ago on Dec. 5, 2011, 12:10 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

http://occupywallst.org/forum/shut-down-wall-street-water-front/

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

OWS Motion- I seek a 2nd.

Posted 6 days ago on Nov. 24, 2011, 10:21 a.m. EST by KofA This content is user submitted and not an official statement

"I move that all OWS Protests be composed of 3 elements- Protesters, Constitutional Shields (A cardboard or paper shield embossed with the U.S. Constitution on one side, and a blank space on the other for the day's march message.), and an Action (Trash Pick-up, Street Sweeping, or Volunteer Brigade). Such that each march accomplishes 3 things- makes the world a cleaner place, carries a unified message, and protects protesters with the Constitution."

http://occupywallst.org/forum/ows-motion-i-seek-a-2nd/

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

December 6: Occupy Wall Street “Goes Home”

Posted 6 days ago on Nov. 23, 2011, 11:17 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

December 6 will be a big day of action for the Occupy Wall Street movement. #OWS will join the struggle of families and communities that have been on the front lines of a struggle for economic justice. We will stand in solidarity and ask our fellow occupations to join us for a national day of action on the foreclosure crisis. We are fighting Wall Street's reach on every block, every farm, every house in America with sit-ins at foreclosed properties to right this moral injustice.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/december-6-occupy-wall-street-goes-home/

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

July 4, 2012, in the City Of Philadelphia. National General assembly

Posted 0 minutes ago on March 2, 2012, 3:51 p.m. EST by MattLHolck (5333) | edit | delete This content is user submitted and not an official statement

https://sites.google.com/site/ngaphilly2112/

WE, THE NINETY-NINE PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in order to form a more perfect Union, by, for and of the PEOPLE, shall elect a NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY to convene on July 4, 2012, in the City Of Philadelphia.

https://sites.google.com/site/ngaphilly2112/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/july-4-2012-in-the-city-of-philadelphia-national-g/

why doesn't the occupy movement adopt the declaration and support it.

Posted 34 minutes ago on Nov. 26, 2011, 11:40 a.m. EST by paulg5 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

why doesn't the occupy movement as a whole adopt the declaration and support it. As far as this website presents the movement it seems fractured into small group that seldom agree on any issue. The declaration seems to be an idea that finally gets the movement off the ground but on here it's treated like just another post. By not recognizing and implementing ideas that unify and categorize grievances nothing is going to get done! At least http://occupywallst.org/ should create a tab at the top of the home page so visitors can vote for it, and if this website doesn't support the declaration they should say so and give the reasons why not! As for me voting I had not luck signing the petition because I forgot my password and for some reason yet to be explained the website will not email me a password reset message.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/why-doesnt-the-occupy-movement-adopt-the-declarati/


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

June 16, 2012,

every City and Town in the USA on June 16, 2012, the 79th Anniversary of the G-S Act (or sooner the better!).

Proposal to the OWS on "How to Accomplish the Marches for the Return of the Glass-Steagall Act & to Close All Loopholes for Oil Speculators."

Posted 5 days ago on Nov. 20, 2011, 7:32 p.m. EST by Howtodoit This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://occupywallst.org/forum/howtodoits-proposal-on-how-to-accomplish-the-march/

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

November 28, 2011

Forum Post: UPDATE...UPDATE...Protest of Fox News....CHANGED to Next Monday, the 28TH. Meet At Fox Heaquarters

Posted 4 days ago on Nov. 17, 2011, 11:45 p.m. EST by puff6962 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

We live in a society where image guides substance. I don't like saying that, but it is true. Therefore, the world is now guided by who controls the narrative. So, I will tell you this now.....The first step in a modern movement is to define and shame your enemy. By doing so, you have taken over the narrative. The second step in a modern movement is to stay on top of the narrative. This means, in an America with a very short attention span, doing things creative and switching up your targets. Essentially, you have to be interesting and entertaining while making your point.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/you-may-think-your-enemy-is-wall-street-but-your-r/

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

Marches


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

Forum Post: Occupy Macy's Day Parade in Native American Garb

Posted 19 hours ago on Nov. 18, 2011, 4:23 p.m. EST by theDaniel This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Imagine NYPD billy clubbing thousands of Native Americans at the Thanksgiving day parade on national television

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-macys-day-parade-in-native-american-garb/

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

March to Washington Nov 9-23, 2011 NYC to DC


Occupy The Highway: The 99% March to Washington

Posted 1 hour ago on Nov. 7, 2011, 5:30 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

On November 3rd, the Congressional Deficit Reduction Super-Committee will meet to decide on whether or not to keep Obama's extension to the Bush tax-cuts - which only benefit the richest 1% of Americans in any kind of significant way. Luckily, a group of OWS'ers are embarking on a two-week march from Liberty Plaza to the Whitehouse to let the committee know what the 99% think about these cuts. Join the march to make sure these tax cuts for the richest 1% of Americans are allowed to die!

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-highway-99-march-washington/


Forum Post: 30 people walking from NYC (Zuuccoti Park) to D.C.

Posted 41 minutes ago on Nov. 18, 2011, 11:22 p.m. EST by freemeplz This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Who's joining along the way, and who is occupying the corrupt Government? There sits the answers to everything....

As one nation we can do this.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/30-people-walking-from-nyc-zuuccoti-park-to-dc/

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

July 4th, 2112

Forum Post: National General Assembly proposed for July 4, 2012

Posted 1 month ago on Oct. 12, 2011, 9:11 a.m. EST by publicus1 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

We will start implementing this plan on 10-15-11 at the GA in NYC.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/national-general-assembly-proposed-for-july-4-2012/

Forum Post: Upcoming July 4th LOD: Bring it to Vote!!!

Posted 1 week ago on Nov. 4, 2011, 6:59 p.m. EST by likeadog (Portland, OR) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I've seen some news about the possible release of a list of demands from the Occupy Wall Street on July 4th, 2012. As far as I can tell, 2 representatives from each district are to be chosen to create and release a list of demands.

This has the same intrinsic problem as the electoral college. We have to trust our representative to vote for us. A better way to handle it would be to hold a vote that all citizens residing in America can attend and get there own personal voices heard. This way, each individuals voice is heard and their concerns validated through majority. You know...Democracy?

If we really want to show people what Democracy looks like, we should start coordinating a nationwide vote now.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/upcoming-july-4th-lod-bring-it-to-vote/

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

Flash Protesting

Forum Post: Flash Protesting: an idea to consider

Posted 1 day ago on Nov. 14, 2011, 1:07 p.m. EST by bigbangbilly This content is user submitted and not an official statement

You walk down into a crowded street and mix in in the crowd (don't forget to pretend to be non-protesters) then pull your sign out and then protest. The people to the left and right of you will be considered as protesters. The bystanders next to you will either be part of it or not but they would puff up the protest. Those nonprotesters will provide us refuge with their presence as it will hurt our enemy if they hurt non protesters.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/flash-protesting-an-idea-to-consider/


Forum Post: Flash Mobs WILL work!

Posted 59 minutes ago on Nov. 16, 2011, 10:28 a.m. EST by NLake72 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://occupywallst.org/forum/flash-mobs-will-work/

[-] 1 points by Puzzlin (2898) 2 years ago

Very Admirable. Good Job instilling Order where we previously found disorder!!!

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

Boycott


[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

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

Boycott Apple ? CEO paid $378 million pay package for off-shore production.

Posted 22 hours ago on Jan. 10, 2012, 2:19 p.m. EST by Rico (2991) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://occupywallst.org/forum/apple-ceo-cook-pay-could-lead-in-2011-with-378-mil/

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

Boycott media sponsors

First thing that any occupation does is to seize the 'State TV' aka: Main Stream Media. That way the Media cannot continue disseminating their lies against the Occupiers. So, how do we occupy the Main Stream Media? You occupy their Advertiser Sponsors. By that I mean: you first warn the Advertisers who sponsor and pay the salaries of (for example) the 'Hannity Show' on Fox TV that they are supporting the dissemination of lies and abuse against the 99% . You advise them that the 99% demand fair and accurate news coverage. You advise them that their Product Brands are in severe jeopardy if this behavior continues to be subsidized by their marketing agents. If they do not immediately cease and desist sponsoring the deliberate lies and distortions against the 99% / 'Occupy Movement' that their advertised products will be boycotted by the 99%. The 99% will not tolerate their Brands to be complicit to the lies and slurs against them. The Occupiers will expose their complicity and shame anyone who purchases their products. We refuse to be complicit! And so too must the Advertisers refuse to be complicit and stop funding the MSM lies, distortions and propaganda abuse. Their failure to do so will invite their products to be openly and forcefully shamed by the 99%. No advertiser would knowingly risk their Brand being negatively impacted in such a manner.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/anatomy-of-a-successful-occupy-strategy/

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

Forum Post: Boycot Wal-Mart on Black Friday

Posted 59 minutes ago on Nov. 18, 2011, 12:08 p.m. EST by hirez3 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Please everyone lets contact all our friends and family, and ask them to PLEASE stay away from Wal-Mart at least on Black friday, lets send the kind of message to the Walton's that they can understand . . . . . . MONEY. I would also beg all of you to consider, like my wife and myself to take Wal-Mart completely off you list of shopping locations, lets not help them kill another small town!

http://occupywallst.org/forum/boycot-wal-mart-on-black-friday/

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

Black Friday Boycott (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 22, 2011, 4:53 a.m. EST (5 days ago) by outwrangle

Black Friday is coming up, so I propose that we have a nationwide general strike of consumerism on the one day of the year that is all about mindless consumption. Corporations rely on Black Friday to boost sales figures, so they are going to expect us to flock to their stores and buy their products. I say we give them a nasty surprise.

We have a golden opportunity to hit the big corporations where it hurts, and I don't think we should pass it up. Let's take a day that is all about consumption and make it our own, and let's make it loud and clear that we will not support the corporations that destroyed our economy and undermined our Republic.

What do you guys think? How should this Black Friday Boycott work?

EDIT Here's a rough promotional poster I made.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/black-friday-boycott/


Forum Post: Close YOur Bank Account

Posted Nov. 3, 2011, 8:49 a.m. EST (1 day ago) by Spankysmojo This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I can't stress how important it is to strike while the iron is hot. The best way to show our power is to strike at their most vulnerable part. Their money. Peace wins. OWS uses the proven method of winning...peace. We will gain some advantage with numbers and words but we will win when we close our bank accounts. Then we can watch the banks bleed out and revel in their demise. Don't use their money. Don't be fooled into thinking that they offer services. They are thieves! Close your bank account! Spread the word everywhere.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/close-your-bank-account/


Forum Post: Buy Nothing

Posted Nov. 6, 2011, 5:57 p.m. EST (31 minutes ago) by SilentProtesters This content is user submitted and not an official statement

If you guys really want to effect real change on Wall Street and in government, damage the leaders, the big corporations, the top Dow Jones companies, the McDonald's the Coke's, etc. Don't buy their products. The best protest ever -- you don't have to leave your couch and you can't get arrested, and it will make a meaningful impact on the bottom line of these companies that buy out the politicians who are NOT working in our best interests. Let's say we boycott the big department stores on Black Friday or better yet for the entire holiday shopping season. Change would come so fast your head would spin. My husband and I have been doing this since the 2008 downturn and we'd love some company. Vote with your wallet!

http://occupywallst.org/forum/buy-nothing/

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

Chico CA

Forum Post: Occupy Chico,Ca Courthhouse 11-11-11

Posted Oct. 29, 2011, 10:47 a.m. EST (8 days ago) by organic This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://americansforsafeaccess.org/downloads/ASA_v_Holder.pdf ASA has filed a Federal lawsuit on behalf of Ms. Carmel Mireles a member of our collective. Help Occupy MMJ Rally Chico Courthouse 11-11-11

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-chicoca-courthhouse-11-11-11/

[-] 1 points by freedomfighter2 (5) 2 years ago

I think that we should plan for a distant protest in the spring in NYC... put a countdown clock on the OWS homepage, publicize it.... I live in Idaho, but if there was going to be a million man march in NYC in March or April, I would be there... people come from all over the world to the NYC protest, why not give a date so that they can plan on coming at the same time.

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

Let's also surround

Goldman Sachs

world headquarters on 11/11/11. It's only a 19 minute walk from Zuccotti Park.

Here's the link. http://www.occupywallst.org/forum/call-to-action-111111-goldman-sachs-has-engaged-in/ . Detailed info on Goldman profiting from prisons, profiting from cornering the world's food commodities market and driving 250 million people into hunger and much much more.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/matt-taibbi-of-rolling-stone-famously-described-go/

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

ows Response To Government Violence At #occupyoakland | Solidarity March At 9PM From Liberty Square

http://occupywallst.org/forum/ows-response-government-violence-occupyoakland/

[-] 1 points by minerva1 (3) 2 years ago

Striking with UK on the 30th is a great idea. Perhaps also on Nov 2, with #occupyoakland.

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

if it can be pulled off at such an early date

please do not reply to subjects in this thread

follow the link to the subject thread and reply there

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

Occupy Wall Street Takes On Health Insurance Industry

WHEN: Wednesday, October 26, 3pm - 7pm

WHERE: Starting at Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park), Broadway and Cedar MARCH DETAILS:

ASSEMBLE 3pm - Liberty Square (corner of Bway and Cedar)

SPEAK-OUT 4pm – Liberty Square

MARCH 4:30pm – Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield / One Liberty Plaza

ARRIVE 5:30pm - WellCare / 110 5th Ave

6pm – St Vincent’s Community Hospital / 12th St & 7th Ave

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-wall-street-takes-health-insurance-industry/

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

Adbuster Campaign for Oct. 29 Global March for Robin Hood Tax on Financial Transactions (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 24, 2011, 1:32 p.m. EST (12 hours ago) by VoterMarch (New York, NY)

Adbusters has initiated a new campaign for a global march for this Saturday, Oct. 29 in support of the Robin Hood Tax. Oct. 29 is the eve of the G-20 summit in Southern France set for November 3 and 4. The Robin Hood Tax (or Financial Transaction Tax) is a type of sales tax on financial transactions, such as trades of stocks or bonds.

For more information, see Adbusters - Oct. 29 RobinHood Global March @ http://www.adbusters.org/ or Tax Wall Street blog @ http://www.TaxWallSt.org

http://occupywallst.org/forum/adbuster-campaign-for-oct-29-global-march-for-robi/

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

CALL TO ACTION 11/11/11: GOLDMAN SACHS has engaged in practices that cost countries around the world countless jobs. It's time to get those jobs back. On 11/11/11, go to Goldman & ask to apply for 1 of those jobs they stole. World locations list below. (User Submitted)

http://occupywallst.org/forum/call-to-action-111111-goldman-sachs-has-engaged-in/

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

Stop The Spectra Pipeline | Meet-Up at Liberty Square at 5 P.M. For Die-In at P.S. 41

http://occupywallst.org/forum/stop-spectra-pipeline-meet-liberty-square-5-pm-die/

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

Occupy Your Capitol National Event -Oct. 29th 12pm-3pm

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-your-capitol-national-event-oct-29th-12pm-3/

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

marches should be organized to protest at the right-wing media network stations and even at the homes of their most prominent hosts.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/expand-the-protest/

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

enough-is-enough-half-of-us-are-surrounding-the-fed

http://occupywallst.org/forum/enough-is-enough-half-of-us-are-surrounding-the-fe/

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


civil disobedience



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

Forum Post: Gandhi's Rules for Resistance Campaigns (satyagrahis)

Posted 16 hours ago on Nov. 21, 2011, 12:07 a.m. EST by NLake72 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Learn from the best, study Gandhi, inspire a nation!

The silent protest / walk of shame against the UC Berkley Chancellor showed magnificent discipline, graceful restraint... It would have been unnerving to anyone in that position. This is the exact heat we want the collective "them" to feel.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/gandhis-rules-for-resistance-campaigns-satyagrahis/

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

Forum Post: What benefit is Occupy Wall Street Nonviolence?

Posted Nov. 4, 2011, 9:53 a.m. EST (2 days ago) by skinny This content is user submitted and not an official statement

"The freewill of another cannot be forced or subverted without a push back."

http://notetoanon.com/2011/11/04/what-benefit-is-occupy-wall-street-nonviolence/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/what-benefit-is-occupy-wall-street-nonviolence/

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

Miranda Rights were created in 1966 as a result of the United States Supreme Court case of Miranda v. Arizona. The Miranda warning is intended to protect the suspect’s Fifth Amendment right to refuse to answer self-incriminating questions.

It is important to note that Miranda rights do not go into effect until after an arrest is made. The officer is free to ask questions before an arrest, but must inform the suspect that the questioning is voluntary and that he or she is free to leave at any time. The answers to these questions are admissible in court.

If the suspect is placed under arrest and not read Miranda rights, spontaneous or voluntary statements may be used in evidence in court. For example, if the suspect starts using excuses justifying why he or she committed a crime these statements can be used at trial.

Silence can be used against the suspect if it occurs before he or she is read the Miranda rights. For example, an innocent person would proclaim his or her evidence or try to give an alibi rather than staying quiet. The prosecution will try to use the suspect’s silence against him or her in court.

If you are being investigated for a crime and wish to remain silent before being Mirandized, you can inform the officer that your attorney told you to never speak to law enforcement without talking to him or her first. This looks less suspicious than simply refusing to answer questions.

http://www.mirandarights.org/

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

Making Arrests Difficult (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 24, 2011, 8:40 p.m. EST (8 minutes ago) by LilStinker

When people get booked law enforcement takes an inventory of the arrested persons possessions. If protestors filled their pockets and backpacks with small trinkets such as fake jewelry and small packets of material that looks like drugs it would certainly impact the ability of law enforcement to process mass arrests. Insisting on a jury trial and having a huge list of witnesses could overwhelm the courts.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/making-arrests-difficult/

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

Campaign Finance Reform


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

OCCUPIED Amendment to Ban Corporate Money In Politics - A Constitutional Amendment For The 99%! Spread the Word!

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupied-amendment-spread-the-word/#comment-426704

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

Forum Post: The Only Issue, The Only Issue, Get Money out of Politics.....Here's How

Posted 2 weeks ago on Nov. 4, 2011, 9:56 p.m. EST by puff6962 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

The key is to overturn the influence of money in our political process. Here's how:

A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT overruling Citizens' United with language banning ALL corporate donations to political campaigns, PAC's, and 527's, as well as requiring that ALL interactions between lobbyists and members of Congress be in written form or recorded. This interaction would then be entered into the Congressional record for all to see. No unrecorded personal meetings would be allowed.

No corporate money, no concentrated influence, and no backroom deals.

There are a million ideas out there, but this is the issue that must be tackled first and must be tackled completely.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-only-issue-the-only-issue-get-money-out-of-pol/

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

Forum Post: If it is OK for unions for push up wages for the working class by giving money to politicians, why is it not OK for billionaries to give money to the same politicians to lower wages for the working class?

Posted 1 day ago on Nov. 6, 2011, 12:40 p.m. EST by VladimirMayakovsky This content is user submitted and not an official statement

If you want a fair playing field, eliminate both sources of money and have the market decide how much to pay the working class, which should be the prevailing world market wages, far below the current American wage structure.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/if-it-is-ok-for-unions-for-push-up-wages-for-the-w/

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

lobbyist creating secrete deals

Forum Post: Did you see ABRHAMHOFF on 60 mins last night????? He's made IT public!!!! Now CONGRESS do something about this!

Posted 2 hours ago on Nov. 7, 2011, 11:27 a.m. EST by changeinmotion2 (Portland, ME) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/06/politics/abramoff-ethics/?hpt=us_c2

Abramoff said that his firm, for one, became expert at slipping in seemingly innocuous, often confusing language into legislation to benefit his clients. Other techniques included lavishing sports and events tickets on congressmen and their staffers and providing them with free food and drink (such as at his former Washington restaurant, Signatures). "It is being done every day, and it is still being done," he told CBS of what he deemed "bribery," giving gifts to policymakers. "Our system is flawed and has to be fixed."

http://occupywallst.org/forum/did-you-see-abrhamhoff-on-60-mins-last-night-hes-m/

Campaign Finance Reform. Boom!

All of the successful protest movements of the 20th century in the U.S. had a very clear and concise goal. The civil rights movement had integration. The counter culture movement of the 60's wanted to end the Vietnam War. The Women's Suffrage movement wanted women to vote. The Anti-Saloon league wanted prohibition of alcohol.

Wayne Wheeler, of the Anti-Saloon league, was known for insisting on a very clear and singular goal to the exclusion of all else, a constitutional amendment prohibiting the sale of alcohol. His model for political influence through demonstration has been replicated over and again. The prohibition movement might have been misguided, but no one could argue that it wasn't successful.

Could it be, that it is time for OWS to focus? I believe many more people would become active, if a singular goal could be devised.

Campaign Finance Reform! Boom.

Many Americans could line up behind getting the big money out of politics, I think.

What I am saying is that, imho, OWS needs a clear goal, complete with a kick ass sound bite!

Any good sound bite is concise, crunchy, and tastes good with ketchup. “BUY BACK the VOTE.” Boom.


We need to get the money out of politics. I am interested in connecting with people who are interested in working towards that goal.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/get-the-money-out-of-politics/

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

PROPOSED LIST OF DEMANDS (please help edit/add so this can be submitted for consideration to those maintaining the official list)

http://occupywallst.org/forum/proposed-list-of-demands-please-help-editadd-so-th/

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

Education


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

school is slavery

Posted 5 days ago on Feb. 21, 2012, 7:21 p.m. EST by human6 (56) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

its forced labor without pay 168 Comments

http://occupywallst.org/forum/school-is-slavery/

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

Public schools are failing horribly. What should we do?

Posted 2 days ago on Feb. 17, 2012, 6:25 p.m. EST by Bullmooseparty (12) from West Orange, NJ This content is user submitted and not an official statement

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (5030) 2 days ago

public schools are not failing

what scale is being applied to imply failing?

it is the job of the school to teach

i can't think of a single school that doesn't teach

http://occupywallst.org/forum/public-schools-are-failing-horribly-what-should-we/

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

Human Rights


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

National Defense Authorization Act Protest Scheduled: Occupy Movement & Tea Party Join Together on Monday 13 February 2012 to Demand We Undo NDAA

http://occupywallst.org/forum/hr-3166-enemy-expatriation-act-declaring-citizens-/

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

10/12/2011--Introduced.

Enemy Expatriation Act -

Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act

to include engaging in or purposefully and materially supporting hostilities

against the United States to the list of acts for which

U.S. nationals would lose their nationality.

Defines "hostilities" as any conflict subject to the laws of war.

. http://occupywallst.org/forum/hr-3166-enemy-expatriation-act-declaring-citizens-/

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

Privileges are NOT Rights

Posted 1 day ago on Jan. 26, 2012, 11:25 a.m. EST by slammersworldisback (-101) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://occupywallst.org/forum/privileges-are-not-rights/

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

abolish Social Security.

Posted 1 month ago on Nov. 17, 2011, 8:48 p.m. EST by Puzzlin (1629) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://occupywallst.org/forum/tea-party-leaders-say-they-would-absolutely-abolis/

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

BRAIN STORMING

Forum Post: Lets develop a Perfect World.

Posted 1 day ago on Jan. 5, 2012, 6:54 a.m. EST by FriendlyObserverA (937) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

okay everyone lets all stop squabbling with one another ..for a moment.

With the freedoms we have of speech and the press , and with democracy , the sky is truly the limit.

Let's look to the future .. far far into the future , all the way to a time when mankind finally develops the " perfect civilization."

Can anyone see that far ?

What will it be like .. ? How will we govern ourselves .. our monetary system , what will it look like ?

Using everything we know now , through trials and experience how will we develop into that perfect world ?

Here is a chance to brainstorm .

I have suggested an " hour-coin " system . Which will remove the tax collecting system and provide an unlimited budget for anyone wanting to work. This will create a contentful feeling where we will no longer worry about tomorrows income. And with unlimited use of our labor source we can truly achieve the greatest dream imaginable.

All eductaion will be paid equally as will labor. there will never be inequality . fairness will be our guiding principle.

Would anyone like to share a thought?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/lets-develop-a-perfect-world/

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

Explanation and history of Corporate person hood

Posted 3 hours ago on Dec. 16, 2011, 1:52 p.m. EST by Rico This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://occupywallst.org/forum/get-our-government-back-no-ammendment-or-article-v/

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

Congress


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

One Step at a Time Bill is a TRICK

Posted 5 hours ago on March 30, 2012, 2:47 p.m. EST by GumbyDamnit (0) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

https://secure.downsizedc.org/etp/one-subject/

How should anyone here know this?

It is supported by (R) Ron Paul, who OWS insists is a nut case lunatic AND IS NOT a (D).

How can anyone argue with such clear logic?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/one-step-at-a-time-bill-is-a-trick/

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

How To Fix Congress

connect their health care and social net with the public's

http://occupywallst.org/forum/how-to-fix-congress/


the US population is 312,465,970. There are 435 voting Representatives in the House of Representatives. Therefore, each member represents a little over 700,000 people.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/we-need-more-representation/


I think everyone should download a list of everyone in Congress so that we make sure we vote everyone of them out of office. I am so sick of our do nothing Congress

http://occupywallst.org/forum/mission-chef/

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

Glass-Steagall


Forum Post: Glass-Steagall. Can we all agree on this?

Posted 4 hours ago on Nov. 11, 2011, 1:02 p.m. EST by number2 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

I think this is the one thing OWS should have on it's agenda right now.

We should get some candidates to run on this as independents.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/glass-steagall-can-we-all-agree-on-this/


Let's get focused and bring back Glass-Steagall Act of 1933, they got it right 1933, we don't need to REINVENT the wheel because bringing this Act back will create an even playing field once again...

http://occupywallst.org/forum/lets-get-focused-and-bring-back-glass-steagall-act/


Mail Mob Congress in support of H.R. 1489

Posted 0 minutes ago on Nov. 17, 2011, 8:02 p.m. EST by RDK1974 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

H.R. 1489: Return to Prudent Banking Act of 2011 repeals certain provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and revive the separation between commercial banking and the securities business, in the manner provided in the Banking Act of 1933, the so-called "Glass-Steagall Act", and for other purposes.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/mail-mob-congress-in-support-of-hr-1489/

[-] 1 points by david19harness (87) 2 years ago

White House website sponsored petition: http://wh.gov/bhC

PUBLIC VOTE on the COMPETING FINAL DEMOCRATIC vs FINAL REPUBLICAN vs INDEPENDENT VERSIONS of a CONGRESSIONAL BILL. For example, both the Republican and Democratic parties claim to have tax code and healthcare reform plans. It is time to show these plans to the public in writing. Here the media polls and media talk shows would have something real to talk about before submitting the competing versions to the final decision-making responsibility of We the People.

We the Signers demand a PUBLIC VOTE OPTION be incorporated as a new legislative continuing JOINT RESOLUTION. Binding on Congress itself to pass along the public majority winning version of a bill to the President. The legislative precedent being no legal difference between a joint resolution and a bill.

Petitions receiving 25,000 votes in 30 days, are referred to evaluation followed by OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE STATEMENT. Website RULES are sponsored petitions CANNOT be SEARCHED until receiving 150 VOTES. This link, same as above, is only way to initiate petition: http://wh.gov/bhC

http://occupywallst.org/forum/public-vote-option-on-competing-democratic-vs-repu/

The first thing this here PUBLIC VOTE OPTION would do is effect CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM Re-directing the CASH FLOW so that the CORPORATIONS would cut out the middlemen lobbyists and create media ads to tell their truths, half-truths, and OUTRIGHT LIES to We the People directly...instead of having to rely on the UNSCRUPULOUS POLITICIANS to do it for them.

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

direct democracy


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

Forum Post: IDEA - Replace House of Reps voting with Internet voting

Posted 3 hours ago on Nov. 7, 2011, 12:48 p.m. EST by electrictroy This content is user submitted and not an official statement

What we should do is "leave things the way they are" but replace the House of Representatives "ayes and nays" session with direct voting by internet. Whenever the Representatives produce a bill for voting, all 100 million homes would login and cast a vote. (The Senate would still remain the States' House.)

If we had that kind of system, the Banker Bailout Bill (TARP) would have been voted down. Ditto the Megacorp Welfare Bill (socalled stimulus). 1.5 trillion would not have been stolen from taxpayers to bankers/ corporations.

All it takes is a constitutional amendment to delete one sentence in the Constitution and replace it with voting by electronic ballot (1 vote per household).

Thoughts?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/idea-replace-house-of-reps-voting-with-internet-vo/

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

Direct Democracy = FREEDOM

Posted 2 days ago on Jan. 12, 2012, 11:14 a.m. EST by struggleforfreedom80 (1060) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Libertarian Socialism explained:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/direct-democracy-freedom/

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

"Vote Smart, or not at all."

Posted 1 week ago on Jan. 3, 2012, 9:17 a.m. EST by KofAIII (129) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

This was my message to OWS, that 'never got through'...(http://betterliberalarguments.blogspot.com/2010/10/call-to-action.html)

We HAVE a democratic republic, right at our fingertips. We don't need a revolution, or direct democracy (we already have that too, they are called ballot initiatives). What we NEED is for voters to research (www.votesmart.org) before they vote, or to STA

http://occupywallst.org/forum/vote-smart-or-not-at-all/#comment-580811

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

Forum Post: Come over to Lobby Democracy and stay for awhile. Tents and sleeping bags welcome.

Posted 3 days ago on Nov. 22, 2011, 3:41 p.m. EST by LobbyDemocracy This content is user submitted and not an official statement

The issues and concerns of Occupy Wall Street are too important to fade away because of the restrictions placed on public gathering. We need to find a way to reach out and pull the 99% together. We need a way to accomplish the goals of the majority.

I would like to welcome you all to Lobby Democracy. We are a lobbying organization designed to represent the interests of the majority. I know that the term lobbying comes with a certain negativity, but I say it is time that we reappropriate the term and make it our own.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/come-over-to-lobby-democracy-and-stay-for-awhile-t/#comment-431068

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

Forum Post: Direct Democracy light.

Posted 2 days ago on Nov. 6, 2011, 6:11 p.m. EST by LobbyDemocracy This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Wish that you had more of a say in what is going on with the government, but not convinced that Direct Democracy is the right answer? I have a middle ground proposal that is already up and running.

Welcome to Lobby Democracy. We are a lobbying organization dedicated to representing the perspectives of the majority. Essentially we will convey the desires of a direct democracy to our indirect democracy. If our elected leaders act responsibly, and listen, then they can keep their jobs and represent your perspectives. If they don't, we will vote them out of office and bring someone in who does.

I too have been frustrated by the control that the 1% has gained over our government, but would prefer to try to take it back before we scrap the whole system. If you are interested, please check us out at www.lobbydemocracy.com and let us know what you think. If you like what you see or have questions please post them here so that we can rise to the top of the list and be seen by others.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/direct-democracy-light/

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

Forum Post: Replace Capitalism with Democracy

Posted 3 weeks ago on Oct. 14, 2011, 8:17 a.m. EST by struggleforfreedom80 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

In my opinion, the people must take the power back from the non-elected elites so they can take control over their own lives by creating a more democratic society. In other words, more direct democracy and direct participation. That means democratic control of communities, democratic control of workplaces and so on; a society where people participate in the decision-making and cooperate in building a society where we focus on people´s needs, not billionaire´s short term profit.

Replace capitalism with democracy!

http://occupywallst.org/forum/replace-capitalism-with-democracy/

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

Forum Post: Do you support the US Constitution?

Posted Nov. 1, 2011, 1 a.m. EST (5 days ago) by Pope This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Have you read the US Constitution and do you support it?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/do-you-support-the-us-constitution/

[-] 1 points by aphrodite837 (145) 2 years ago

http://occupywallst.org/forum/get-the-money-out-of-politics/

We need to get the money out of politics. I am interested in connecting with people who are interested in working towards that goal.

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

Insanity is thinking the President is responsible for fixing our country.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/ows-stop-the-insanity/

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


discuss Fed, bank and well street issues The Economy



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

Foreclosures and the Homeless


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

"Slab City" a desert haven for recession's victims

Posted 2 months ago on Dec. 15, 2011, 2:24 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (2781) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Since the housing bubble burst, nearly 4 million American homes have been lost to foreclosure. Now 1.6 million children will be homeless at some time during the year -- 38 percent more than at the start of the recession. As CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy explains, unemployment has driven some families to the southern California desert.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/slab-city-a-desert-haven-for-recessions-victims/


The Great Hunger Lottery-Food Speculation Report

Posted 2 months ago on Dec. 11, 2011, 8:46 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (2781) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

The Great Hunger Lottery - How banking speculation causes food crises

http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-great-hunger-lottery-food-speculation-report/

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

Yes and unlike the FEMA ( slow but eventual ) response to the Hurricane damage and disaster in the gulf.

Where is the Federal aid for the victims of the Economic disaster?

They just packed up the last of the trailers in New Orleans.

Why are these same efforts not being put forward for the economic victims?

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

Corporations


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

Allow me to Insult Everyone's intelligence.

Posted 4 weeks ago on Oct. 21, 2011, 6:38 p.m. EST by SmallBizGuy (Savannah, GA) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

"Corporations hate poor people and love rich people".....your damn right they hate poor people. Corporations hate poor people so much....they wish that there were NO poor people in America. Poor people can't afford to by the corporations products.....so if it was up to the corporations.....everybody would be rich. (That was for you dumb-ass OWS people that think the corporations are trying to "hold down the poor")

http://occupywallst.org/forum/allow-me-to-insult-everyones-intelligence/

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

the fed


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

Forum Post: Demand the creation of state-owned banks, like the Bank of North Dakota

Posted 6 minutes ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 12:35 a.m. EST by jhurlburt This content is user submitted and not an official statement

The creation of public banks, owned and operated by individual states, would provide many financial benefits not possible with established corporate banks.

By requiring all state taxes and fees to be deposited to the bank a captive deposit base would be created. This would allow the bank to offer low interest loans to spur local economic development.

Each state could also use the bank as a source for it's own loans. Backed up by the captive deposit base and state owned resources these banks could loan their state money at extremely low rates.... saving each state millions of dollars a year in interest payments.

Currently the only other publicly owned bank in the United States is the Bank of North Dakota, which has helped the state of North Dakota run budget surpluses for years. Recreating this type of bank in the other 49 states would create jobs, save money, and promote local economic development.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/demand-the-creation-of-state-owned-banks-like-the-/

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

Two more amendments to OWS Vision Statement:

Posted 5 hours ago on Nov. 24, 2011, 12:29 p.m. EST by Elipsis This content is user submitted and not an official statement

1) Make it illegal for government to borrow money from ANY financial institution:

2) Ban fractional lending across the board

http://occupywallst.org/forum/two-more-amendments-to-ows-vision-statement/

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

Forum Post: ATTENTION: If things are ever going to change, this is what you must be making a fuss about.

Posted 9 hours ago on Nov. 7, 2011, 3:24 a.m. EST by jeffersonjackson1913 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Dear Occupy Wall St.,

I don't frequent this forum, so forgive me if this has been mentioned before. If it has, I can't understand why it is not the main focus of this movement.

The heart of all of the problems you are seeing lies with the current BANKING system. It has little to do with capitalism as an economic philosophy. Our current banking system, which has been practiced since currency was a thing, is a massive pyramid scheme, to say the least. Money creation (or lack thereof) is completely controlled by the BANKING "class", if you will.

We must amend the constitution so that the government issues our currency, and it is not tied to debt. Money should only be created proportionately to the size of the population. Our central bank, the Federal Reserve, can expand and contract the money supply as it wishes. I can go into it more but I want to see if people will read this.

This will solve many problems of scarcity when it comes to money.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/attention-if-things-are-ever-going-to-change-this-/

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

Why did a private bank group we call THE FEDERAL RESERVE raise interest rates 17X in a row causing Mortgage Foreclosures and World Economic Meltdown? Why? Why? Why? Greed? Evil? World Domination? Need PHD level economists to comment on this!

http://occupywallst.org/forum/why-did-a-private-bank-group-we-call-the-federal-r/


. The Federal Reserve is a PRIVATE central bank that prints money out of thin air and loans it to banks on WALL STREET or overseas.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-root-of-the-problem-the-federal-reserve/

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

inflation


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

Forum Post: The dollar has lost 42% of its value since 1985

Posted 2 days ago on Nov. 6, 2011, 9:21 a.m. EST by aquainted This content is user submitted and not an official statement

That means we now got about 1/4 of what we should have because the dollar would have gained in value under competent economic leadership.

This is mostly due to the wonderful leadership of the Federal Reserve.

So exactly how are we going to get rid of this useless group of incompetent thieves without disturbing our lives too much? 68 Comments

http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-dollar-has-lost-42-of-its-value-since-1985/

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

Forum Post: I Can't Believe Grocery Store Prices

Posted Nov. 6, 2011, 11:19 a.m. EST (3 hours ago) by hopskotch This content is user submitted and not an official statement

oscar mayer beef bologne $3.99 oscar mayer ham $5.99 half gallon milk $3.99 package of swiss cheese $3.78 loaf of white bread $1.79

http://occupywallst.org/forum/i-cant-believe-grocery-store-prices/

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

economy


[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

start our own "Social Reserve Bank" ... right now ....

We have the PERFECT OPPORTUNITY to start our own "Social Reserve Bank" ... right now ....

Posted 3 months ago on Feb. 2, 2012, 9:58 a.m. EST by BradB (1380) from Washington, DC This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://occupywallst.org/forum/we-need-to-create-our-own-bank/

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

Communism? Socialism? Capitalism?

Posted 2 days ago on March 3, 2012, 6:43 a.m. EST by toonces (227) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Why would Communism or Socialism be a superior way to govern than Democratic Capitalistic Republic? 102 Comments

http://occupywallst.org/forum/communism-socialism-capitalism/

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

Replace Capitalism with Democracy

Posted 3 days ago on March 3, 2012, 1:05 a.m. EST by DemandTheGoodLifeDotCom (1419) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

If we made the economy democratic, it would enable us to:

  • Raise the minimum wage to $115,000 per year
  • Cut the work week to 20 hours
  • Guarantee everyone a job
  • Eliminate interest which would cut your mortgage in half
  • Guarantee 100% financing to everyone who wants to own a home without the need for a down payment
  • Pay students an income to go to school
  • Guarantee everyone a pension at retirement
  • Make everyone wealthy
  • And when you make everyone wealthy, you eliminate nearly every social problem we have

http://occupywallst.org/forum/1-replace-capitalism-with-democracy/

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

The problem with money

Posted 2 months ago on Oct. 12, 2011, 1:02 a.m. EST by Coreupt (290) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

It's fake. Its a myth just like religion.

Technology is the impetus for the dawning of the new era. For the first time all of humanity can instantaneously communicate on a global scale. We can control our birth rate with the use of safe effective birth control. We have the resources to feed and house the world’s population. Most all human suffering is manmade or worsened by greed and lack of empathy. Technology has also given us the ability choose our destiny. We can continue the current trajectory: depletion of resources, growing inequalities and war. Or, we can choose a new way.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-problem-with-money/

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

Attention to detail

Posted 1 minute ago on Dec. 14, 2011, 8:51 p.m. EST by TheStop This content is user submitted and not an official statement

money is useful.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/attention-to-detail/

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

Feeding the World? Twelve Years Later, U.S. Grain Exports Are Up, So Too Is Hunger

Posted 1 hour ago on Dec. 12, 2011, 6:46 p.m. EST by GirlFriday This content is user submitted and not an official statement

http://occupywallst.org/forum/feeding-the-world-twelve-years-later-us-grain-expo/#comment-497803

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

Jobs are becoming obsolete due to advances in technology

Posted 1 week ago on Nov. 14, 2011, 9:06 p.m. EST by rbe This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Jobs are becoming obsolete due to advances in technology. This should be a key issue with the OWS movement.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/jobs-are-becoming-obsolete-due-to-advances-in-tech/

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

We need government regulation on capitalism

Posted 1 day ago on Nov. 23, 2011, 5:35 p.m. EST by FriendlyObserverA This content is user submitted and not an official statement

The idea is to place a percentage style "profit CAP" on the products bought and sold. example an item bought for one dollar with a profit CAP of 10% would resell for $1.10. [the actual percentage would be determined by federal interest rates ]

http://occupywallst.org/forum/we-need-government-regulation-on-capitalism/

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

Forum Post: Hour Coin : the New World Currency

http://occupywallst.org/forum/hour-coin-the-new-world-currency/

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

Forum Post: Socialism Only Works In Theory

Posted Nov. 4, 2011, 7:19 p.m. EST (1 day ago) by number2 This content is user submitted and not an official statement

This is to supplement another thread. The truth is that we have a mixed economy: part capitalism and part socialism. The US constitution has the interstate commerce clause. That wouldn't be a 100% laissez faire capitalist document.

On the other hand a 100% socialist economy wouldn't work for a day. In fact if you get over 50% socialism you are in trouble. Look at Greece. Look at us: can't pay social security, medicare, medicaid and other social programs because we are bankrupt.

When more people take than put in, then you go in to debt and it's a matter of time, from there. On the other hand, I think we can see that laissez faire didn't work out so well for the banks.

What should we do then? Well this country with it's mixed economy has been the most prosperous nation in the world. Let's go back and copy what we did in the past. I think it is about an 80/20 capitalism/socialism ratio. I say this because if I am given the choice to take a free ride I'll do it 100% of the time. And so will you.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/socialism-only-works-in-theory/

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

Forum Post: Capitalism Only Works In Theory

Posted Nov. 3, 2011, 1:56 p.m. EST (3 days ago) by TrevorMnemonic This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Capitalism only works in theory. In theory it is assumed that assholes and sociopaths can't be on top.

If capitalism works, then why is everything going bankrupt? Our country is in debt 680,000 dollars per person, which is trillions of dollars. Our banks needed bail outs. The dollar is decreasing in value. The economy is depleting. Major companies are going broke. Most state governments are broke. And most of the people are in debt. This is capitalism. It's a fucking massive pyramid scheme where the guys at the top have everything.

We live in a monetary dictatorship. What else needs to happen for you to realize this?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/capitalism-only-works-in-theory/

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

Forum Post: Eliminate the monetary system!

Posted Nov. 4, 2011, 12:56 p.m. EST (1 day ago) by sandpirate This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Rid our society of the classes and begin to work together as a unified people. Instead of arguing, blaming, and reacting, let us act as responsible adults and embrace major changes. This begins with each one of us, it begins with our outlook, our attitude, our willingness to accept indifference, change, conflict, debate, and scrutiny. At no time have we ever dreamed of walking away from our secure lifestyles that we admit are unfulfilling, unfair, and unjust, no matter how uncomfortable it becomes. The real question is; are you willing to act on something that you may never benefit from in your lifetime so that others may benefit from your loss?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/eliminate-the-monetary-system/


All of you are haggling about money.

Get rid of it.

Instead of a money economy: based upon corruption, opposition, selfishness and greed: create your own self-sufficient communities and economies based upon cooperation, trust and fun.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/all-of-you-are-missing-the-point/

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

Resource Based Economy - YES or NO? (User Submitted)

Posted Oct. 19, 2011, 1:18 p.m. EST (2 days ago) by lifesprizes

A Resource Based Economy means All resources become the common heritage of all of the inhabitants, not just a select few. Everybody gets equal share.

Do you agree on such a system - YES or NO?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/resource-based-economy-yes-or-no/

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

Still confused about REAGANOMICS??

anecdotal

http://occupywallst.org/forum/still-confused-about-reaganomics/


Forum Post: why is everyone so terrified about markets collapsing?

Posted Nov. 2, 2011, 4:18 p.m. EST (16 minutes ago) by RichardGates (Fort Walton Beach, FL) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

you act as if they can't be replaced

http://occupywallst.org/forum/why-is-everyone-so-terrified-about-markets-collaps/#comment-266258


It's not about individual rich people but about income distribution

http://occupywallst.org/forum/its-not-about-individual-rich-people-but-about-inc/

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

Forum Post: You guys are kidding yourselves if you think capitalism will change

Posted Oct. 5, 2011, 11:12 p.m. EST (1 month ago) by DemandTheGoodLifeDotCom This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Capitalism is a system of inequality. I'm not sure why you expect anything but inequality.

Capitalism is a system of greed. I'm not sure why you expect anything but greed.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/you-guys-are-kidding-yourselves-if-you-think-capit/

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

banks


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

Forum Post: DEMAND A CRIMINAL TRIAL!: Focus on this case! It emcompasses it ALL!: Unsealed Complaint: ATLANTA VA LOAN GUARANTEE OFFICE | Wells Fargo, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase and GMAC Mortgage, Engaged in “A Brazen Scheme to Defraud Our Nation’s Veterans”

Posted Oct. 27, 2011, 12:22 p.m. EST (10 days ago) by nighthalk (New York, NY) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Suit alleges banks and mortgage companies cheated veterans and U.S. taxpayers. Or is it an INSIDE JOB!? With Bank loan officers, Loan brokers/originators, and the VA Loan guarantee officer in COLLUSION?! Defrauding the BANKS AND INVESTORS? “God help any bank that takes this case to trial,” Burns said. “A jury’s only question is going to be ‘How much do they have?’ ” DAMN RIGHT! We DEMAND a CRIMINAL TRIAL:! We want to know HOW much and WHERE is the money and WHO got it!? http://4closurefraud.org/2011/10/05/unsealed-complaint-wells-fargo-bank-of-america-j-p-morgan-chase-and-gmac-mortgage-engaged-in-a-brazen-scheme-to-defraud-our-nations-veterans/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/demand-a-criminal-trial-focus-on-this-case-it-emco/

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

Top banks accused of colluding on ATM fees

http://occupywallst.org/forum/forum-topics/#comment-173295

US debt is currently $3.5 trillion higher than where it would be had America’s banks not received a rescue.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/us-debt-is-currently-35-trillion-higher-than-where/

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

Forum Post: B of A cancels they're $5 a month Debit Card Fees

Posted Nov. 6, 2011, 11:29 a.m. EST (1 minute ago) by hopskotch This content is user submitted and not an official statement

they are such phonies!! don't fall for these low self esteem tactics to get your business back once they do they'll start charging you again

http://occupywallst.org/forum/b-of-a-cancels-theyre-5-a-month-debit-card-fees/

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

Banks & Wall St. Hurt the World Economy by Creating, Selling TOXIC MORTGAGES and made money every step of the way while screwing investors and homeowners. They must DISGORGE PROFITS for gaming the financial system. (User Submitted)

http://occupywallst.org/forum/banks-wall-st-hurt-the-world-economy-by-creating-s/

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

loans


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

MattLHolck 1 points 14 days ago

Student Loans Forgiveness Plan (User Submitted)

http://occupywallst.org/forum/student-loans-forgiveness-plan/


Forum Post: Help/advice (real, not troll) for those with heavy student loan debt

Posted Nov. 6, 2011, 5:44 p.m. EST (6 minutes ago) by LaughinWillow This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Hi folks. I've seen lots of people talking about student loan debt, and just wanted to make people aware of a program that isn't mentioned a lot by financial aid departments or lenders (though now I guess all govt lending is done by one federal agency, so maybe this will change). If you have really high student loan payments and can't cover them or are having trouble paying for other things you really need (good food, decent housing, etc) because your payments are too high, look up the Direct Loans Income Contingent program. This is a federal program. If you contact them, they can adjust your loans to reflect your income. If the balance isn't paid off in 25 years, the remainder is forgiven. The only negative about this is that whatever is forgiven will be taxable, so you could end up owing taxes on it, but at that point you can make a payment arrangement with the IRS that is usually similar or less than loan payments anyway.

I have my loans on this plan and right now my payment is zero. I can pay something if I want, but since my family's income is low and we have kids, we are not currently liable for anything.

I just want people to know about this - it's a way better option than defaulting and having your wages attached and a bunch of stress. And often they don't tell you about this until you default because they hope you'll just make crazy high payments and not find out you have this option.

Peace to ya'll - hope this info helps someone! :)

Willow

http://occupywallst.org/forum/helpadvice-real-not-troll-for-those-with-heavy-stu/


Student Loans should be forgiven given that trillions of dollars went to banks. Total student loan debt is around $1 trillion. If forgiven, economy will start growing faster than any job plan currently lost in the political arena.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/forgive-student-loans/

[-] 1 points by EducationReform (13) 2 years ago

I agree. Forgiving student loan debt would stimulate the economy. Student borrowers should at least have the right to discharge the loans.

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

Forum Post: Everybody, walk away from your debt

Posted Oct. 30, 2011, 12:13 p.m. EST (6 days ago) by tulcak (Prague, Prague) This content is user submitted and not an official statement

If we all walk away from our debts, whether we are individuals or countries, then, global corporations have no more power over us. Just walk away from it. Don't pay it. Do you really think that continuing to make your payments on your debt is going to make your future any better? it's only going to postpone the inevitable. But, if all of us, all together on one day say "we will no longer pay", the power that corporations have over us will collapse. I say to Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy "just walk away from the debt". Your debt is to Goldman Sachs anyways - the very institution that caused your economic crisis and the global economic meltdown. We can die by a thousand cuts or we can stop the corporations from completely destroying our societies, our governments, and our very lives. Now! Haven't we waited too long to take action? How long should we wait to take real action after we have voiced our concerns (finally)? How long are we just going to talk?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/everybody-walk-away-from-your-debt/


I just want to see your logic.

How is removing student loans going to bust the economy. It will shut down banks for your mistake. If you get rid of debt thousands of banks and people will go unemployed. Where does that get us?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/what-would-happen-if-we-got-rid-of-everything/

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

(1) Moratorium on Foreclosures for all Residential, Single-Family Homes;

(2) Loan Modifications for Residential, Single-Families Homes Whose Values are Less than What is Owed; and

(3) Student Loan Amnesty.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/three-3-point-list-of-real-actionable-feasible-dem/

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

Newsflash: If you make the payments you promised to make, the Bank will not foreclose on your arse

http://occupywallst.org/forum/newsflash-if-you-make-the-payments-you-promised-to/

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

unemployment


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

Early last year, 75 percent were receiving checks. The figure is now 48 percent — a shift that points to a growing crisis of long-term unemployment. Nearly one-third of America's 14 million unemployed have had no job for a year or more.

Most of the unemployed no longer receive benefits

http://news.yahoo.com/most-unemployed-no-longer-receive-benefits-135836370.html

respond to http://occupywallst.org/forum/most-of-the-unemployed-no-longer-receive-benefits/

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[-] 0 points by pinker (586) 2 years ago

Why don't they put the search link in the top menu?

[-] 0 points by puff6962 (4052) 2 years ago

There should be a great many more divisions here.... On war issues: Should we bring back a draft, what troops to leave overseas, our role in the UN and NATO, military spending, evangelical spread into our armed forces

An entire separate division on OWS objectives.....fair trade, the minimun wage, a constitutional amendment providing for collective worker rights, illegal immigration, an american citizen GI bill, student loans, foreclosures, jobs, etc.

On Governmet....the role of campaign fund, lobbyists, evangelicals/Christians, illegal immigration, bank regulation and the fed.

With the divisions in place, you're just turning a big bag of chaos into a slightly smaller bag of chaos.

[-] 1 points by GinaLola (210) 2 years ago

Occupy is not currently trying to fix every problem just the few that really matter and have the biggest effect.

[-] 0 points by puff6962 (4052) 2 years ago

Occupy needs a moral cause that will separate it from being just a group of bored, middle clase, hippie wannabees.

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

was that a doom statement of my efforts ?

[-] 0 points by ChristopherABrownART5 (46) from Santa Barbara, CA 2 years ago

In all cases, solution is needed. This thread is one demand, Article 5 Now!, that covers all other demands.----

http://occupywallst.org/forum/only-1-demand-includes-all-others-article-v-of-the/

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

this thread needs restructure

[-] 0 points by ChristopherABrownART5 (46) from Santa Barbara, CA 2 years ago

At this point I think the forum needs a polling feature and a gorilla to create accountability towards provide opinion so numbers count.

[-] 0 points by mmaguiera (20) 2 years ago

We have a forum with topics here: http://www.occupyr.com/

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

this belongs in the category of parallel discussion sites