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300,000 Organic Farmers Sue Monsanto in Federal Court: Decision on March 31st to Go to Trial. Little did Willie Nelson know when he recorded “Crazy” years ago just how crazy it would become for our cherished family farmers in America.

300,000 Organic Farmers Sue Monsanto in Federal Court: Decision on March 31st to Go to Trial

Nelson, President of Farm Aid, has recently called for the national Occupy movement to declare an “Occupy the Food System” action. Nelson states, “Corporate control of our food system has led to the loss of millions of family farmers, destruction of our soil…” Hundreds of citizens, (even including NYC chefs in their white chef hats) joined Occupy the Food System groups, ie Food Democracy Now, gathered outside the Federal Courts in Manhattan on January 31st, to support organic family farmers in their landmark lawsuit against Big Agribusiness giant Monsanto.

(Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association v. Monsanto) Oral arguments were heard that day concerning the lawsuit by 83 plaintiffs representing over 300,000 organic farmers, organic seed growers, and organic seed businesses. Occupy Psychopaths 1 (OWS vs. the Pathology of the 1%) OWS is over - The Insiders. Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 11/16/2011 Nov 16, 2011 06:57 PM EST TheWashingtonPost I think it’s safe to say the Occupy Wall Street experiment as a political force is over.

OWS is over - The Insiders

Police shut down Occupy London *The Indignants* Homeless Man thanks Occupy Vancouver. Occupy Vancouver death dooms protest camp - British Columbia. The death of a woman taking part in the Occupy Vancouver protest at the city's art gallery has led the city's mayor to announce the protest movement's tent city will be cleared.

Occupy Vancouver death dooms protest camp - British Columbia

"I have directed the city manager to expedite the appropriate steps to end the encampment as soon as possible with a safe resolution being absolutely critical to that," Mayor Gregor Robertson said Saturday night. Police said a woman in her 20s was found unresponsive inside a tent at the encampment at about 4:30 p.m. PT Saturday. Police talk to people at the scene. (CBC) "Tragically, she could not be revived," Vancouver police Const. Police said the cause of death has not been determined and would not confirm reports the woman died of a drug overdose. [Occupytimessquare] 1 Marine vs. 30 Cops (Marine Wins) On standing down from the Pastoral Team at St Paul's Cathedral. There’s A Revolution Brewing, Occupy Wall Street Enters Week Two. Observations of a Jailed Journalist.

MetroFocus Web Editor John Farley, kneeling, was arrested while reporting on the Occupy Wall Street protest.

Observations of a Jailed Journalist

Farley was working on a story about citizen journalism at the time. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis. On Sept. 24, while working on a story about citizen journalism for my employer, I found myself arrested, along with many other people. My arrest gave me a unique vantage point on the risks and rewards of citizen journalists, those non-professionals who capture stories (usually without pay) using videos and images via portable technology like a cell phone camera. Anyone, even a passerby or a police officer can be a citizen journalist.

Here’s what happened. My colleague Sam Lewis and I had previously covered Occupy Wall Street, an ongoing demonstration against economic inequality, on the first day it began, Sept.17. The call to occupy Wall Street resonates around the world. People protest during the 'Occupy Wall Street' rally at Bowling Green Plaza on 17 September.

The call to occupy Wall Street resonates around the world

Photograph: Steven Greaves/Demotix/Corbis On Saturday 17 September, many of us watched in awe as 5,000 Americans descended on to the financial district of lower Manhattan, waved signs, unfurled banners, beat drums, chanted slogans and proceeded to walk towards the "financial Gomorrah" of the nation. They vowed to "occupy Wall Street" and to "bring justice to the bankers", but the New York police thwarted their efforts temporarily, locking down the symbolic street with barricades and checkpoints. Undeterred, protesters walked laps around the area before holding a people's assembly and setting up a semi-permanent protest encampment in a park on Liberty Street, a stone's throw from Wall Street and a block from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

‘Occupy’ Forms Alliance With Obama Lobby Group. OWS protesters fear movement is being turned into a Democratic election campaign front Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com Monday, October 10, 2011 The “official” Occupy Wall Street website has publicly formed an alliance with yet another Obama campaign front group, the New Jersey branch of the American Federation of Teachers, the parent organization of which spent $1.9 million on Obama’s 2008 election campaign.

‘Occupy’ Forms Alliance With Obama Lobby Group

Fears that the OWS movement is being subverted by Democratic Party operatives will only be heightened after OccupyWallSt.org celebrated the fact that “AFT fully endorses Occupy Wall Street,” noting that the local chapter stood in “solidarity” with ‘Occupy’ demonstrators. The American Federation of Teachers financed Obama’s 2008 campaign to the tune of $1.9 million and has also recently offered its strong support for Obama’s “Jobs Plan,” which critics have pointed out will lead to higher taxes not for the super-rich, but for middle class Americans. OCCUPY VICTORIA - JOSH STEFFLER. Marine Says Oakland Used Crowd Control Methods That Are Prohibited In War Zones. Wikipedia commons 40mm tear gas launcher As the events that led to Oakland protester Scott Olsen's head injury continue to unfold and investigations begin, we thought it important to offer some perspective.

Marine Says Oakland Used Crowd Control Methods That Are Prohibited In War Zones

This comment is from a former Marine with special operations in crowd control. » Robin Hood Tax: Occupy Movement now marching straight into the globalist trap Alex Jones. Patrick HenningsenInfowars.com October 25, 2011.

» Robin Hood Tax: Occupy Movement now marching straight into the globalist trap Alex Jones

Scott Olsen 'cannot talk' after injury at Occupy Oakland protest. Scott Olsen and his sister.

Scott Olsen 'cannot talk' after injury at Occupy Oakland protest

Photograph: Kathy Pacconi Scott Olsen, the Iraq war veteran who was seriously injured by a police projectile during a protest in Oakland, has regained consciousness but "cannot talk". Olsen, 24, is communicating with friends and family at his bedside by writing notes, but his injury is believed to have damaged the speech centre of his brain, according to Keith Shannon, who served with Olsen in Iraq.