Call Your Mayor: Complete List of Numbers for Occupied Cities On October 13, I started calling Mayor Bloomberg’s office to protest his threatened attack on Zuccotti Park, and urged others to do the same. Apparently they did, mostly without any urging from me, because the high volume of calls from around the country was credited, by the New York Times, with making the mayor back off. The next day, prompted by reports from occupiers, I used Facebook to tell people to call the mayor of San Diego. Then it occurred to me: We need a list of the phone numbers of the mayors of all the occupied cities. When a movement has no leaders and no staff, the only way to get something done is to do it yourself – or, in my case, to get some friends and relatives to do it for me.
The 'Last Place Aversion' Paradox If ever Americans were up for a bit of class warfare, now would seem to be the time. The current financial downturn has led to a $700 billion tax-payer-financed bank bailout and an unemployment rate stuck stubbornly above nine percent. Onto this scene has stepped the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, which seeks to bring together a disparate group of protesters united in their belief that the current income distribution is unfair. “The one thing we all have in common is that We are the 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%,” says their website. In an era of bank bailouts and rising poverty – and where recent data show that the top 1 percent control as much as 35 percent of the total wealth in America – it would appear that the timing of this movement to reconsider the allocation of wealth could not be more perfect.
Occupy U.S. on USTREAM: MBN Live Streams from Occupy Wall St Sept 17th until ? & From Oct 6th until ? in Freedom Plaza DC. Watch without ads Ustream © Search Log in / Sign up With Facebook (faster) Log in or sign up with Facebook See what your friends like and watch, get awesome recommendations Instant login, no passwords 11 Things You Can Do to Help the 'Occupy Wall Street' Movement September 20, 2011 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Editor's note: Today is the fifth day demonstrators have staged an "occupation" of Wall St. and other parts of lower Manhattan in protest of America's staggering economic inequality and the influence of big finance on our politics. As of Tuesday night, 16 people had been arrested.
Zuccotti Park Being Raided NOW, If You Can, Join #OWS I just got the alert via e-mail. They are doing open mike now and calling for people in NYC to come to Zuccotti Park in large numbers. I’m not clear on the immediate conflict. The current open mike discussion has a black disabled person objecting to police stop and frisk, which is apparently being done in the park. Will go to Twitter and update. Update 1:25 AM: A fresh Tweet from the Mayor’s office (after midnight!). At Occupy Camps, Veterans Bring the Wars Home - Tina Dupuy - Politics Expert at living in tents, some veterans are finding new purpose in the streets We're in a coffee shop near McPherson Square, the location of Occupy DC, and Michael Patterson, 21, and I are having hot cocoa on a cold November night. He's wearing an Iraq Veterans Against the War sweatshirt and baggy shorts.
Are You Among The '99 Percent?' : The Two-Way hide caption The scene at an Occupy Los Angeles demonstration earlier this month. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images As the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to spread, one of its rallying cries is generating a fair amount of debate. The protesters say they represent the "99 percent" — that is, everyone except the richest 1 percent of Americans or those who have been benefiting from the way things are going. Occupy Wall Street - Official Demands The Sovereign People's Movement, represented nationally through the people occupying the various Liberty Square locations across this great country, have laid out and democratically submitted and are currently voting on the list of following Demands to then be distilled into one Unified Common demand of the people. First of all. There are no Official Demands of the Occupy Movement. that being said, multiple factions of the movement have been assembling to discuss and vote on the output and message for the movement. Below is a LIST OF PROPOSED "DEMANDS FOR THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT" proposed by the website (occupywallstreet.org) which does not entirely represent the Occupy Wall Street General Assembly. Below this list is a list of grievance that citizens have provided nationally and have voted on in solidarity of the movement.
Why #OccupyWallStreet Matters Up until now, I haven’t been very involved or excited about the #OccupyWallStreet protests. While the protests are circling around economic reform, a new subject of debate, and ultimately protest, has surfaced. The big three media companies – Fox, NBC, & CNN have knowingly shelved the story as much as possible. Shooting at UC Berkeley during Occupy protest Protestors gather outside Sproul Hall at the University of California at Berkeley in an Occupy Cal rally on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 in Berkeley, Calif. Protesters descended on the university after ReFund California, a coalition of student groups and university employee unions, called for a campus strike, and protesters marched and rallied to protest banks and budget cuts to higher education. AP Photo Updated 9:23 p.m. ET BERKELEY, Calif. - A man with a gun was shot by police Tuesday inside the business school at the University of California, Berkeley, after hundreds of students and anti-Wall Street activists descended on the campus for a day of protests.
UC cops' use of batons on Occupy camp questioned A debate over the use of police force has reignited at the UC Berkeley campus after videos surfaced showing officers repeatedly shoving and jabbing screaming students who tried to keep officers from dismantling a nascent Occupy encampment. The videos taken by protesters, journalists and casual observers show UC Berkeley police and Alameda County sheriff's deputies in riot gear ordering students with linked arms to leave a grassy area outside the campus administration building Wednesday. When the students didn't move, police lowered their face shields and began hitting the protesters with batons. University police say the students, who chanted "You're beating students" during the incident, were not innocent bystanders, and that the human fence they tried to build around seven tents amounted to a violent stance against police.
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: Voluntaryists on USTREAM: We work to advance the voluntary society, one mind at a time. We're active with CopBlock.org, LibertyOnTour.com, FreeKeene.com an Watch without ads Ustream © Search Log in / Sign up With Facebook (faster) 5 Conservative Economic Myths Occupy Wall St. Is Helping Bust October 10, 2011 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. For decades the corporate media has force-fed “conventional wisdom” free-market economic nonsense to the American public.