We Are the 99 Percent 14th October 2013 Question with 172 notes Anonymous asked: How can you claim to speak for 99% of people? We don’t claim to speak for anyone, we merely present stories. 14th October 2013 Photo with 186 notes I am 23 years old I am a female (not that it should make a difference, but apparently in our society it does…) From the day I moved out of my parent’s house, I’ve supported myself 100%, not because they don’t love me but because they can’t support my dreams financially. For over two years I schlepped 2-for-1’s and shots to pay for my rent, a used car, and tuition at a community college. Now I’m attending the University of MN and I depleted all of my savings just so I wouldn’t have to take out a loan this semester. I’m majoring in journalism, a profession I consider a civic duty. I am the 99%. occupywallst.org 14th October 2013 Question with 12 notes Anonymous asked: We are the 99 percent- Why don't we RECALL these extremist NUTS that are in Washington, DC.??!!!! 9th September 2013 Thank you!
Police brutality at Occupy Portland today 27 members of Occupy Portland were arrested in the early hours Sunday. They were severely manhandles by police without provocation, and several report being injured while in police custody. Portland has been practically a poster child of good city/Occupation relations. Mayor Sam Adams has been a supporter; and Oregon Congressment Peter DeFazio and Earl Blumenauer spoke at an Occupation rally yesterday. (See video, next page) When the occupation shut down a main city street it was several days before the police moved in to make arrests, and even then it was only a few die-hards; the rest of the Occupation had already come to an agreement with police to free up the street. So why on earth would we be looking at the spectacular police over-reaction that happened at 3 this morning, personally witness by Mayor Adams? Occupiers have been allowed to camp in a pair of facing parks in downtown Portland, but had been warned they wouldn’t be able to take over other parks. Like what you just read?
Police Respond With Aggression to Wall Street Protests Police Respond With Aggression to Wall Street Protests Posted on Sep 25, 2011 Protesters claim 80 arrests were made Saturday as the occupation of Wall Street by scores of mostly young demonstrators turned violent, with police corralling, wrestling and appearing to pepper-spray participants. WNYC radio reported that the arrests were mostly for “disorderly conduct, obstructing vehicular and pedestrian traffic, resisting arrest and, in one case, assaulting a police officer, the police said.” In response to the aggressive tactics used by police, organizers of the protest on their website Sunday demanded the arrest of one officer and the resignation of Police Commissioner Raymond W. The Huffington Post: Tensions are rising at the Occupy Wall Street protest, currently in its eighth day, as organizers for the protest claim that 80 have been arrested. More Below the Ad New and Improved Comments If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page.
Occupy Wall Street finally releases their one demand « OntheWilderSide Demands Update 10/2/2011: Directly below, is the first list of demands, as presented on September 22, 2011 by Occupation Wall Street. There is a new document. The link for a new document, agreed to on September 29, 2011 and published on September 30, 2011 is available at the NYC General Assembly website HERE, and in full text in the middle of this post. _____________________________________ KW writes: My goodness. For a discussion on the media’s quest for one, clear demand from the Wall Street protesters, the group created the following consensus document: A Message From Occupied Wall Street (Day Five) Published 2011-09-22 07:51:42 UTC by OccupyWallSt at OccupyWallStreet.org This is the fifth communiqué from the 99 percent. On September 21st, 2011, Troy Davis, an innocent man, was murdered by the state of Georgia. Ending capital punishment is our one demand. On September 21st, 2011, four of our members were arrested on baseless charges. Ending police intimidation is our one demand. Related
Occupy Melbourne. Peaceful, until their rights denied | Ryan Carlisle Thomas Legal Blog About this blog The authors of this blog are lawyers or consultants employed by the RCT Group of companies, which includes staff who work mainly within our Stringer Clark offices. From time to time, we may also invite guest bloggers to contribute, in which case this will be made clear. Authors who are part of the RCT Group are qualified to practice law in Victoria, Australia. Any advice applies to Victorian State law as at the date of first publication. Residents of other Australian States or Territories or countries are advised to seek legal advice from a lawyer practising in their own area, as laws may vary from region to region. Recent Authors Christian Farrelly is a solicitor whose professional focus is superannuation. Michael Burdess joined Stringer Clark in early 2006 and practices in the area of personal injury including WorkSafe and TAC. Penny Savidis is an Partner of the firm and practices predominantly in the area of employment law. Published: 31 October 2011 Yours disturbedly,
ANTHONY BOLOGNA = GUILTY : Occupy Wall Street: 'Pepper-spray' officer named in Bush protest claim | World news A senior New York police officer accused of pepper-spraying young women on the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations is the subject of a pending legal action over his conduct at another protest in the city. The Guardian has learned that the officer, named by activists as deputy inspector Anthony Bologna, stands accused of false arrest and civil rights violations in a claim brought by a protester involved in the 2004 demonstrations at the Republican national convention. Then, 1,800 people were arrested during protests against the Iraq war and the policies of president George W Bush. Alan Levine, a civil rights lawyer representing Post A Posr, a protester at the 2004 event, told the Guardian that he filed an action against Bologna and another officer, Tulio Camejo, in 2007. Levine said that when he heard about the pepper spray incident "a bunch of us were wondering if any of the same guys were involved". Levine said: "Police contend that Posr hit the man with a rolled-up newspaper.
‘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. She added that no arrests have been made today. The spokeswoman could not confirm whether police officers are using mace, Tasers or netting against protesters. Among the video clips on the Occupy Wall Street website is one that shows a police officer macing a group of young women penned in by orange netting. “You can still leave without being arrested.
US Day of Rage ☮: . @MayorSamAdams @Portland... Economic Rebellion Update – This Is What Decentralized Resistance Looks Like By David DeGraw, AmpedStatus Report “There’s something happening here… Hey, what’s that sound? Everybody look what’s going down…” - Buffalo Springfield Exciting times over here, to say the least! The June 14th Flag Day Rebellion against economic tyranny is growing much stronger and more rapidly than anticipated. As a small part of a decentralized movement, it’s hard to measure the overall impact, but my email inbox is exploding with support and interest. People who spent their career working on Wall Street are “done sitting idle while the market is rigged in favor of a handful of politically connected global banks and firms.” For those not up to date, this is what everyone is uniting and rallying around: This Flag Day, Tuesday June 14th, we will launch a non-violent movement with this list of demands:* End the campaign finance and lobbying racket * Break up the Fed & Too Big to Fail banks * Enforce RICO laws against organized criminal class * Order Ben Bernanke to step down
AnonOps Communications One account. All of Google. Sign in to continue to Blogger Find my account Forgot password? Sign in with a different account Create account One Google Account for everything Google Anonymous Goes After Cop In Wall Street Pepper-Spray Video People were understandably upset after watching the YouTube video of several unarmed women being pepper-sprayed during the Occupy Wall Street protests this weekend. Whether or not the pepper-spray was used “judiciously” as the NYPD claimed, or whether it was a show of excessive force by one officer is probably only known by those that were part of the confrontation. But the video was pretty damming, and Anonymous, one of the groups associated with the protests, decided to do what they do best and take vigilante Internet justice into their own hands. Thankfully we live in the type of world where two wrongs make a right, and that the mistake of pepper-spraying a potentially innocent protestor could be taken out on someone’s daughter.
#OccupyWallStreet NYPD Police (Tough Guys) Beat Peaceful Protesters : List of banks sued over mortgage securities sales By The Associated Press A federal agency on Friday sued 17 financial firms, including the largest U.S. banks, for selling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac billions of dollars worth of mortgage-backed securities that turned toxic when the housing market collapsed. Here is a list of those named in the lawsuits and the amount in securities the institutions are said to have sold to the government mortgage buyers: -- JPMorgan Chase & Co., $33 billion -- The Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC, $30.4 billion -- Countrywide Financial Corp. -- Merrill Lynch & Co. -- Deutsche Bank AG, $14.2 billion -- Credit Suisse Holdings (USA) Inc., $14.1 billion -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc., $11.1 billion -- Morgan Stanley, $10.6 billion -- HSBC North America Holdings, Inc., $6.2 billion -- Ally Financial Inc., formerly known as GMAC LLC, $6 billion -- Bank of America Corp., $6 billion -- Barclays Bank PLC, $4.9 billion -- Citigroup Inc., $3.5 billion -- Nomura Holding America Inc., $2 billion -- Societe Generale, $1.3 billion