84-Year-Old Dorli Rainey, Pepper-Sprayed at Occupy Seattle, Denounces "Worsening" Police Crackdowns. This is a rush transcript.
Copy may not be in its final form. JUAN GONZALEZ: Police departments across the country are coming under criticism for using excessive force against Occupy Wall Street protesters over the past two months. In Seattle, Mayor Mike McGinn apologized Wednesday hours after an 84-year-old retired Seattle school teacher named Dorli Rainey was pepper-sprayed in the face during a protest.
Photographs of the woman moments after she was pepper-sprayed went viral. One photograph shows the chemical irritant and liquid used to treat it dripping from her chin. AMY GOODMAN: To talk more about what happened, Dorli Rainey is joining us right now from Seattle. Dorli Rainey, welcome to Democracy Now! DORLI RAINEY: Good morning. I am a member of Occupy Seattle. I got pepper-sprayed because we were penned in by the motor—by the bicycle groups, until there was no way out. My problem is not only with police brutality, it is with the progressive getting worse attitude of the police. Occupy Together #ows Takes The Streets In Solidarity With #occupyoakland. Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 27, 2011, 2:53 p.m.
EST by OccupyWallSt Last night hundreds marched through the streets of NYC, chanting "New York is Oakland, Oakland is New York. " We circled City Hall, ran in the streets, refused to be kettled or have our voices silenced, marched up broadway, North on 6th Ave, circled around on Bleecker, and marched south against traffic on 6th ave, running past police barricades, running past our fear, running in solidarity with each other and #occupyoakland.
Occupytechnology.org. "OCCUPY" 2012 Indy Info. Abramoff: How to end corruption - MJ Lee. He ought to know.
Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff says in a new book that the 1,299 nights he spent in jail have opened his eyes about how to rid Washington of corruption. Continue Reading Abramoff, who was convicted for his involvement in a massive corruption scheme in which he pleaded guilty to cheating Indian tribes out of tens of millions of dollars in lobbying fees and bribing lawmakers and staffers with lavish gifts, writes that he had “an epiphany” in prison. POLITICO obtained an advanced copy the autobiography, “Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption From America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist,” set to be released on Nov. 7.
WallStreetProtest4_4_09-JW.jpg 750×597 pixels. Occupy Wall Street Demographics » Graphic Sociology. What works The graphic above was constructed using 5,006 surveys filled out by people who visited occupywallst.org.
Here’s what the survey found: Gender Men 61% Women 37.5% Other 1.5% Age 45 y/o 32% Race/Ethnicity White 81.4% Black, African American 1.6% Hispanic 6.8% Asian 2.8% Other 7.6% Education H.S. or less 9.9% College 60.7% Grad. Annual Income $50,000 30.1% The Word - Bite the Hand That Feeds You - The Colbert Report - 2011-02-11. Colbert Platinum - Wealth Under Siege - The Colbert Report - 2011-08-11. Occupy Protests Plagued By Reports Of Sex Attacks, Violent Crime. Protestors set up a "safe haven tent" at Zuccotti Park this week after reports of sexual assaults at the protest site.
The miltary-grade tent can accomodate up to 19 people.AP2011 A rash of reports of sexual assaults at Occupy Wall Street protests across the country has both police and activists raising red flags. Nearly a half-dozen assaults have been reported at Occupy camps, including three at the New York City protests, which have prompted protesters to set up a “women only” tent in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park to provide a safe haven.
“The concern would be the rapes and attacks that aren’t reported,” said Sgt. Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, a police union in New York City. He also noted how young many of the protesters are. "They are in the lion’s den, so it’s not surprising that they are more susceptible to crimes,” he said. Iketubosin, a volunteer at the Occupy Wall Street “kitchen,” was questioned about the alleged rape of a second woman on Oct. 29. How Occupy Wall Street Cost Me My Job. 1.
You don't fire someone for potentially iffy cause if you can just lay them off due to budget cutbacks. One is majorly lawyer-uppable and the other mostly isn't. I've managed hiring/firing and this is a no-brainer. Also, if you have a choice as to firing someone for cause over poor job performance as opposed to political controversy, you always go with poor performance, which will be harder to defeat in court. OWS: The Revolutionaries, Their Plan and Liberty's Last Stand. By Robert F Beaudine The “occupying” protests here in America have been characterized as spontaneous and leaderless.
Protesters, politicians, and the mass media have compared it to the so-called spontaneous uprisings of the Arab Spring. In reality, neither has been spontaneous nor leaderless. The Arab Spring was planned years ago and then executed by the forces of oppression that the people thought they were attempting to overthrow. In an AFP article last April, Michael Posner, Assistant Secretary of State, admitted that the US trained 5000 activists last February from Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, and Lebanon. Occupy Wall Street Is Without Power.
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I'm not talking about some deep ideological shift that magically happened. I'm talking about how different "Us vs. Them" looked in 2001 from how it looks now. How The Media Is Covering #OccupyOakland's Horrific Night. YouTube. How Unequal We Are: The Top 5 Facts You Should Know About The Wealthiest One Percent Of Americans. By Zaid Jilani Posted on Share this: "How Unequal We Are: The Top 5 Facts You Should Know About The Wealthiest One Percent Of Americans" Share: Source: As the ongoing occupation of Wall Street by hundreds of protesters enters its third week — and as protests spread to other cities such as Boston and Los Angeles — demonstrators have endorsed a new slogan: “We are the 99 percent.”
It may shock you exactly how wealthy this top 1 percent of Americans is. 1. As Professor Elizabeth Warren has explained, “there is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Update For an excellent resource about how much income Americans at these different income levels have, see the Tax Policy Center. Before & After: Occupy Oakland. 2011-11-01. The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy. US citizens of all political persuasions are still reeling from images of unparallelled police brutality in a coordinated crackdown against peaceful OWS protesters in cities across the nation this past week.
An elderly woman was pepper-sprayed in the face; the scene of unresisting, supine students at UC Davis being pepper-sprayed by phalanxes of riot police went viral online; images proliferated of young women – targeted seemingly for their gender – screaming, dragged by the hair by police in riot gear; and the pictures of a young man, stunned and bleeding profusely from the head, emerged in the record of the middle-of-the-night clearing of Zuccotti Park. But just when Americans thought we had the picture – was this crazy police and mayoral overkill, on a municipal level, in many different cities? – the picture darkened. To Europeans, the enormity of this breach may not be obvious at first. 13179713620859_5.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 632x356 Pixel) 20111015-occupyTO-alt-lead.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 590x391 Pixel)
Day_8_Occupy_Wall_Street_September_24_2011_Shankbone_12.JPG (JPEG-Grafik, 2560x3568 Pixel) - Skaliert (23. McDonald's Job Applications Dumped On 'Occupy' Protesters By Chicago Board Of Trade. On top of cold weather and logistical pains, "Occupy" protesters in Chicago last week dealt with an embarrassing stunt. Dozens of photocopied McDonald's job applications were reportedly thrown from the Chicago Board of Trade building and onto Occupy Chicago protestors earlier this week, according to Chicagoist (h/t Mediaite). In April, McDonald's announced plans to hire 50,000 new employees in a single day. The fast food giant was subsequently flooded with more than one million applications, a McDonald's spokeswoman told HuffPost in April. As of October, there are officially 13.9 million unemployed people in America today The Chicago protesters quickly spread the news via Twitter: Who Actually Owns the Fed and Why That Must End - Watching Frogs Boil.
Hungry for Jobs and for Change, Scientists Join the Occupy Movement. Traffic backed up along Baltimore’s inner harbor last week as protestors from the “Occupy” movement waved signs and shouted at the passing drivers. And among the protestors were scientists and science students, unhappy with their job prospects, their funding prospects, and the way science is viewed in America. I had heard about the protests on the news, and hadn’t paid too much attention. But as I drove by the crowd, a sign held by one of the protesters caught my eye: “PhD. 6oent.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 500x500 Pixel) Occupywallst.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 640x480 Pixel) 00-01g-vor-occupy-wall-street-02-10-11.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 1024x768 Pixel)
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. Sir No Sir! - About the Film. In the 1960’s an anti-war movement emerged that altered the course of history. This movement didn’t take place on college campuses, but in barracks and on aircraft carriers. It flourished in army stockades, navy brigs and in the dingy towns that surround military bases.
It penetrated elite military colleges like West Point. And it spread throughout the battlefields of Vietnam. It was a movement no one expected, least of all those in it. Challenging Authority: How Ordinary People Change America (Polemics) (9780742515352): Frances Fox Piven. Open Story: Occupy Wall Street protests. The protests, dubbed Occupy Wall Street, began on September 17, 2011, as hundreds of people descended on the streets of Manhattan's financial district. Since then, the movement has spread to dozens of other cities. And, on October 15, the movement went global with protests in dozens of countries. The movement, which is modeled after social-media-driven demonstrations in the Middle East, aims to raise awareness about the role financial institutions played in the continued economic downturn affecting the world markets, and to show their discontent at the lukewarm attempts to prosecute those at fault.
Demonstrators are also rallying against the state of the war in Afghanistan, the state of the environment, and a wide array of other domestic and international issues. Occupy protests spread worldwide: Read more on CNN.com. Occupy Wall Street in China: Representation and Social Networks. By Dandan (澹澹) Did you know? The Demographics Of Occupy Wall Street. YouTube. OccupyNYC.
YouTube. Colbert Report 27oct2011 Shockupy Wall Street Fad. For the 99% - The NEW COMMON SENSE - Must distribute FAST! MTV's 'True Life: Occupy Wall Street' Turns Movement Into Reality Show. Though networks typically dispatch embeds during campaign season, MTV took a different approach to the tactic when it dispatched youth into the Occupy Wall Street protests for its show "True Life. " "True Life: I'm Occupying Wall Street" will premiere on Saturday, November 5, at 6 p.m. et. Real World: Occupy Wall Street? MTV Issues Casting Call for Protesters. (hotchicksofoccupywallstreet.tumblr.com) 4 Reasons the Right-Wing Propaganda Machine Has Failed to Destroy OWS.
November 1, 2011 | Like this article? 3 Remarkable Occupations You Haven't Heard Enough About. November 3, 2011 | 3 Things That Must Happen for Us To Rise Up and Defeat the Corporatocracy. August 25, 2011 | Like this article? We Are the 99 Percent. 14th October 2013. Occupy Wall Street: Goldman Sachs Protest Ends in 16 Arrests - Metropolis. Occupy Wall Street, brought to you by social media. 2011-09-25-brooklynstreetartoccupywallstreetcopyrightjaimerojo092211web5.JPG (JPEG-Grafik, 740x493 Pixel) Transcripts. Return to Transcripts main page. Think Occupy Wall St. is a phase? You don't get it. Fired NPR host sees "McCarthyism" - Occupy Wall Street. 111004103034-rushkoff-occupy-wall-street-story-top.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 640x360 Pixel)
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