Future of Occupy
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Ever since the rise of Occupy , corporatist authorities have been trying to figure how to squash our emerging social movement. First they tried a media blackout, but when over 700 nonviolent meme warriors were arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge our Gandhian ferocity catalyzed a thousand encampments and the 1% could ignore us no more. Next elites tried the Bloomberg model of midnight paramilitary raids backed up by excessive force and sometimes-lethal munitions.
Email Share 0 Email Share Nikki, 32: “I would like to see the Occupation gone next year.
<img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-32842" title="6228002319_39c06d8e5a_b" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/2011/11/6228002319_39c06d8e5a_b-660x436.jpg" alt="" width="660" height="436" /> For those wondering what might become of the Occupy movement over time, it might be useful to consider the path of UK Uncut, an activist group in Britain that recently enjoyed its first birthday. And it’s still going strong: On Wednesday, UK Uncut activists infiltrated a business conference in suits and harangued the government’s top tax official during his scheduled speech.
The initial phase of the #OCCUPY movement was marked by several weeks of viral growth that peaked on October 15 with a global day of action. In the next phase, there will be a turn towards addressing the deep philosophical and strategic questions of how to escalate this democracy moment into a revolutionary people's movement. Across the nation there are clear signs that the #OCCUPY movement is simultaneously maturing and growing more militant.
“Remember, the guy who suggests getting the dynamite is usually the Fed.” - Old hippie saying
By Jonathan Larsen and Ken Olshansky, MSNBC TV
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In anticipation of another round of corporate bonuses, and with fears that OWS protesters will join with the Tea Party in a massive populist movement, the lobbying firm Lytle Geduldig & Cranford has proposed to the American Banking Association that it conduct “opposition research” and construct “negative narratives” about the OWS movement, and the politicians who support it. In their proposal they planned to target key elections and dig into sources of OWS funding. The ABA declined the offer.
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Clark Lytle Geduldig & Cranford (CLGC) is a political lobbying firm in the United States. [ 1 ]
The American Bankers Association ( ABA ) is a professional association founded in 1875. It represents US banks of all sizes and charters.
Over the past ten days, more than a dozen cities have moved to evict "Occupy" protesters from city parks and other public spaces. As was the case in last night's move in New York City, each of the police actions shares a number of characteristics. And according to one Justice official, each of those actions was coordinated with help from Homeland Security, the FBI and other federal police agencies.
Police in New York cleared the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park in the early hour of Tuesday morning, in what could possibly a coordinated effort to break up Occupy protests in Denver , Salt Lake City , Portland , and, notably, Oakland .
Remember when people were freaking out over the Patriot Act and Homeland Security and all this other conveniently ready-to-go post-9/11 police state stuff, because it would obviously be just a matter of time before the whole apparatus was turned against non-Muslim Americans when they started getting complain-y about the social injustice and economic injustice and income inequality and endless recession and permanent unemployment?
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan (photo: Ella Baker Center)
What Next for the Occupy Movement?
Michael Walzer by Jan 17