Noam Chomsky - How To Achieve Social Change. Ultimate Exposure Computer. Imagine an exposure computer so advanced that it uses your eyes as a sensor.
The processing unit is as powerful as your brain. The computer is accurate over a light range from reflected starlight through the light produced in a hydrogen fusion reaction. This computer weighs nothing and operates without batteries. It comes with instructions to allow you to implant the capabilities of the computer directly into your own memory so you can accurately judge a correct exposure by simply looking at the type of light that the subject is in. Pepper Spray Developer Shocked At Its Widespread Use, As Is Hitler. Why Naomi Wolf got it wrong. On Friday, Naomi Wolf made the attention-grabbing accusation in the Guardian that federal officials were involved in, indeed ordered, the violent crackdowns against Occupy Wall Street protesters that we've been seeing across the country these past few weeks.
Congressional overseers, with the blessing of the White House, told the DHS [Department of Homeland Security] to authorise mayors to order their police forces - pumped up with millions of dollars of hardware and training from the DHS - to make war on peaceful citizens. The next day, Joshua Holland debunked Wolf's claims on Alternet.
I don't have much to add to Holland's critique. Wolf gets many of her facts wrong, and Holland shows it. The problem, though, is bigger than that: The reason Wolf gets her facts wrong is that she's got her theory wrong. Like many critics of state coercion in the United States, Wolf seems to assume that political repression requires or entails national coordination and centralised direction from the feds. Mobile Phones and Activism. I’m giving a talk on activist uses of mobile phones in the developing world later this month.
Prior to the talk, the organizers have asked me to submit a short paper on the topic - here’s a draft of what I’m planning on turning in, with the hope that you guys can offer some comments and make it better. If you ask a US-based activist the most important technical development of the past five years, they’ll likely tell you about the rise of citizen media, the use of blogs and web community sites to disseminate information, organize events and raise money. Bloggers helped make Howard Dean a contender for the democratic nomination for president in 2004, and many of the people involved with his online campaign have gone on to develop increasingly complicated software, helping support efforts towards Congressional transparency as well as political organizing. Market estimates suggest that there are over 2 billion mobile phone users in the world today, heading towards 3.3 billion in 2010. Faceoff at 55 Wall St.
MSNBC on NYPD Police Brutality during Occupy Wall St. Lawrence O'donnell with "The Last Word". Slavoj Zizek en Occupy Wall Street. Cavalry Arrives for Occupy Wall Street. George carlin Bankers. Rachel Maddow gives compelling argument for Occupy Wall Street protest. Rachel Maddow: History frowns on violent response to protests. Rachel Maddow: Can you bail me out now? Keith Olbermann On Occupy Wall Street Protest (27-Sept-11)(POLITICS IS ACTION series) Keith Olbermann calls out Media Blackout on 'Occupy Wall Street' Protest. Michael Moore 'Occupy Wall Street will only get Bigger' 99GetSmart. Open Assembly. “Occupy Wall Street”: Thousands March in NYC Financial District, Set Up Protest Encampment. This is a rush transcript.
Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Today President Obama is set to unveil a deficit-reduction plan that includes tax increases as well as cuts to programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. The cuts are meant to reduce government spending by more than $3 trillion over the next decade. The plan also calls for $1.1 trillion in savings from winding down the U.S. occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. With the United States facing record levels of unemployment, poverty and inequality, Obama’s plan will include higher taxes on the rich. In his weekly radio and video address Saturday, he talked about his jobs bill and said everyone would need to help reduce the U.S. deficit. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: It will create new jobs. AMY GOODMAN: According to White House officials, the President will announce a new tax rate for people earning more than $1 million a year so they pay at least the same percentage of their earnings in taxes as middle-income Americans.
Mobile Broadcast News. Originally Posted on www.uneditedmedia.com Come and Take a Walk with Me Finally, I bent over and picked a sprig of sage – whose ancestors in 1890 had been nourished by the blood of Red babies, ripped from their mothers dying grasp and bayonetted by the evil ones – As I washed myself with that sacred herb I became cold in my determination and cleansed of fear.
I looked for Big Foot and YellowBird in the darkness and I said aloud — ”We are back my relations, we are home”. Hoka-Hey. Cops Tackle, Mace Wall St. Protesters for No Obvious Reason. Wait, the cops are at fault for "incit[ing] people to fuck with them physically"?
Give me a break. Your comment, along with a lot of others in this thread, makes the assumption that the police are trying to beat the shit out of people to somehow protect their friends in Wall Street. Having had a few friends in the force, let me clue you in - the police do not give a flying fuck about this cause or any other cause when they're doing protest control. They're not for it, they're not against it, they really just don't give a shit. ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protests Turn Violent; Video Shows Police Macing Women. Sep 25, 2011 1:03pm (Tina Fineberg/AP Photo) ABC News’ Olivia Katrandjian reports: Video posted by the group Occupy Wall St from the eighth day of protests against corporations show police using Tasers and mace to control the crowd, which the group says has only made it more committed to keep up the demonstrations in lower Manhattan for the long haul.
A New York Police Department spokeswoman today confirmed the group’s claim that approximately 80 people were arrested Saturday, mainly for disorderly conduct and obstructing vehicular and pedestrian traffic. “One person was arrested for assaulting a police officer,” she said. Police Arresting Protesters on Brooklyn Bridge. Nathan Schneider: Who Will Occupy Wall Street on September 17? When the culture-jamming activist group Adbusters put out a call on July 13 for "20,000 people" to "flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months," it never said who those people would be.
Now, the question on the minds of everyone from the Department of Homeland Security to the Lower East Side anarchist set is just who and how many will actually show up. The simplest cop-out of an answer is to say that nobody exactly knows. To an extent, it's true. The large, established, membership groups -- unions, lobbies, etc. -- have kept quiet about it, so their rank-and-file can't be counted on en masse. There's no central planning committee, no permit with the city, and not even an official website, so there's no obvious person to ask for a prediction or a figure. The group is mainly young, with a tendency toward black T-shirts, bicycles, and hand-rolled cigarettes. Their stories are ordinary, but in a charmed sort of way. PhotOH! What CNN and MSNBC are not covering today: Protesters Occupy Wall Street.
Protesters have been occupying Wall Street for days to draw attention to "the economic occupation" of Big Banks, Big Corporations, Big Money, Big Greed.
Remember when civil disobedience like this used to get the attention of the news media? Now that kind of coverage only happens at tea party rallies like the ones below (as opposed to the ongoing march by thousands on Wall Street), and when the signs look like this: Now here are a few screen grabs I took of Occupy Wall Street, where you can bet there would be 24/7 reporting on MSNBC and CNN if these were tea baggers: Live stream here. Amazing photo here. And as a reminder, this is what class warfare looks like: Wall Street protesters won’t leave financial avenue - BlogPost. Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 09/19/2011 Sep 19, 2011 02:22 PM EDT TheWashingtonPost.
Wall Street protesters promise to continue - Americas. Members of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement have vowed to stay through winter in a park near New York's iconic financial district, where they are protesting issues including the 2008 bank bailouts, foreclosures and high unemployment in the United States. Protests inspired by New York's have emerged in other US cities in recent days, including Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. A group in Boston has taken on the tactics of New York's protesters and on Friday night set itself up in the city's Dewey Square. "Something Has Started": Michael Moore on the Occupy Wall St. Protests That Could Spark a Movement. This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.
AMY GOODMAN: Today we spend the hour with one of the most famous independent filmmakers in the world, Michael Moore. For more than two decades, Michael’s been one of the most politically active, provocative and successful documentary filmmakers in the business. His films include Roger & Me; Bowling for Columbine, for which he won the Academy Award; Fahrenheit 9/11, SiCKO, and Capitalism: A Love Story. Today, we speak with Michael Moore about his new book.
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. 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 Wall Street protests: 'The rich get richer' - video.
Source: Reuters The Occupy Wall Street protests continue with hundreds of union members joining the march at Zuccotti Park as students walk out over rising tuition fees and levels of student debt. Why “Occupy Wall Street” Critics Are More Clueless Than the Protesters. Henry Blodget purports to have no idea what the " Occupy Wall Street" protestors in Manhattan's Liberty Plaza really want.
The NYT and other major media outlets are equally baffled, characterizing the movement as rudderless or downright loony. Even Mother Jones , the lefty pub named after a famous 19th century labor organizer, sniffs at what it describes as the demonstrators' feckless "posturing. " Do tell. Such critiques say far more about the media's discomfort with popular dissent than about the dissent itself, let alone the public fury animating it.
Occupy Wall Street Protest Media Coverage Hypocrisy - Tina Dupuy Crooks and Liars. Occupy Wall Street wins over union backing, more protesters. Day After Zuccotti Raid, Few Occupy Wall Street Protesters Gathering In Park. On Wednesday afternoon, a day and a half after the city temporarily evicted protesters from Zuccotti Park, security and media were in large supply. More than 200 arrested as Occupy Wall Street protesters, police clash. NYPD Sergeants Union Blasts Protesters In Oakland For Violence. McDonald's Job Applications Dumped On 'Occupy' Protesters By Chicago Board Of Trade. Occupy Wall Street Newspaper Raises $54,000 on Kickstarter. Occupy Wall Street: The First Twenty-Four Hours : un album.
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Occupy Cleveland can demonstrate on Public Square 24 hours a day. Occupy Cleveland Wins Injunction Against City of Cleveland In Federal Court to End Curfew of Protest. SOLIDARITY WITH #OCCUPYWALLSTREET. OCCUPY SACRAMENTO. Occupy Oakland. Rachel Maddow: Oakland shuts down for general strike. Rachel Maddow: Police respond to Occupy Oakland with violence. Iraq War Vet Hospitalized with Fractured Skull After Being Shot by Police at Occupy Oakland Protest. Occupy San Diego. Occupy San Diego Live Feed!! Occupy Berkeley. Occupy Colleges.