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Forum Post: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Washington Lobbying Firm Offers to Undermine Occupy Movement

Posted 7 years ago on Nov. 22, 2011, 6:07 a.m. EST by mha (142)
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According to MSNBC, the lobbying firm Clark Lytle Geduldig & Cranford sent the memo to the American Bankers Association and offered to conduct "opposition research" on Occupy Wall Street in order to construct "negative narratives" for a fee of $850,000.

"It may be easy to dismiss OWS as a ragtag group of protesters but they have demonstrated that they should be treated more like an organized competitor who is very nimble and capable of working the media, coordinating third party support and engaging office holders to do their bidding. To counter that, we have to do the same."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbOCsIj2rtI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDiQb0K0TXk

http://themoderatevoice.com/129558/john-boehner-and-the-lobbying-firm-planning-to-undermine-occupy-wall-street/

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[-] 1 points by OccupyLink (529) 7 years ago

"It may be easy to dismiss OWS as a ragtag group of protesters but they have demonstrated that they should be treated more like an organized competitor who is very nimble and capable of working the media, coordinating third party support and engaging office holders to do their bidding."

I love it. We in the Movement got our $850,000 worth out of this. The best thing is that the banks are paying the bill.

[-] 1 points by mha (142) 7 years ago

what baffles me ist the police brutality against PEACEFUL protesters and how the public and political leadership just ignores or even supports it. They basically just beat up defenseless citizens as they please. WTF?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl_hIVgGz1c&feature=related

[-] 1 points by OccupyLink (529) 7 years ago

The police have won round one with their brutality. We are winning the hearts and minds. That may prove to be the greater victory in the end. The banks will be shown for what they are. Even the police will get sick of defending crooks.

[-] 1 points by mha (142) 7 years ago

have you read this?:

"In one of the greatest signs yet that the 99 Percenters are having an impact, Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, today introduced an amendment that would ban corporate money in politics and end corporate personhood once and for all."

http://teddeutch.house.gov/UploadedFiles/DEUTCH_036_xml.pdf

http://teddeutch.house.gov/UploadedFiles/OCCUPIED_Amendment_Information.pdf

SPREAD THE WORD!!!

[-] 1 points by OccupyLink (529) 7 years ago

Very good. Ted Deutch is quite correct of course. The Occupy Movement is great in that it can give people in the Congress a good climate in which to right wrongs. They also have a greater understand of what needs to be changed. We know what is wrong. Sometimes we don't know the mechanics of getting it changed for the better. That is what our representatives are there for.