The Occupy photo that launched a thousand tweets Many saw pepper spray as a violent means of suppressing protest, and they were quick to express their disgust: I just can not imagine looking another person in the face and pepper spraying them or beating them with a baton. Sick, sick people. 1000 Americans Spell Out "TAX THE 1%" on San Francisco Beach CONTACT: Brad Newsham, 415-305-8294, firstname.lastname@example.org Chuck Collins, 617/308-4433, email@example.com Andrew Boyd, 347-228-7416, firstname.lastname@example.org On Saturday over 1000 Americans laid their bodies down on a San Francisco beach to spell out “TAX THE 1%.” This protest was just the latest, and possibly most spectacular yet, in the wave of protests that have swept the nation since protesters occupied Wall Street, launching the “We are the 99%” movement. (Photos courtesy: ©2011 John Montgomery) – Click to view in high resolution. “I work hard every day,” said event organizer and Bay Area cab driver, Brad Newsham. “It isn’t right that I pay higher taxes than billionaires like Warren Buffet.
Occupy the Web Hackathon - Occupytogether- Eventbrite Invalid quantity. Please enter a quantity of 1 or more. The quantity you chose exceeds the quantity available. Please enter your name. Please enter an email address. Please enter a valid email address. Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a “Battlefield” They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window UPDATE III: The Senate rejected the Udall amendment 38-60. While nearly all Americans head to family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, the Senate is gearing up for a vote on Monday or Tuesday that goes to the very heart of who we are as Americans. The Senate will be voting on a bill that will direct American military resources not at an enemy shooting at our military in a war zone, but at American citizens and other civilians far from any battlefield — even people in the United States itself. Senators need to hear from you, on whether you think your front yard is part of a “battlefield” and if any president can send the military anywhere in the world to imprison civilians without charge or trial. The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. Even Rep.
Conflict of interest The presence of a conflict of interest is independent of the occurrence of impropriety. Therefore, a conflict of interest can be discovered and voluntarily defused before any corruption occurs. A widely used definition is: "A conflict of interest is a set of circumstances that creates a risk that professional judgement or actions regarding a primary interest will be unduly influenced by a secondary interest. Occupy Wall Street: Eight ideas for making the protests even more successful Photograph by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images. This is the question frequently—and properly—asked of Occupy Wall Street and its fans. Those of us who have written and spoken vigorously in support of OWS and for its capacity, almost unparalleled in today’s political environment, to shift our political focus, have an obligation to contribute our answers to the question of what OWS should do. We should answer not because there is any reason for this organic movement—which has done just fine without advice from outsiders—to listen to any of the advice rendered, but because it will help those of us outside the movement clarify our own political ideas. So here are my answers: From an organizing perspective, OWS should:
About - Occupy Connect OccupyConnect is a tool created by and for the growing “occupy” movement around the world. It’s a place where we can meet each other, stay connected with each other, and discover ways to support each other. OccupyConnect doesn’t represent any one occupation or working group -- and it doesn’t represent the movement as a whole. Occupy Oklahoma City Now Facing Eviction Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 28, 2011, 11:17 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt Call Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett (405-297-2424 - email email@example.com) and voice your opposition to the eviction of this peaceful expression of free speech! The coordinated crackdown on free speech continues. While Occupations in Los Angeles and Philadelphia are still holding strong (as of 11pm EST) and Washingtonians are occupying their State Capitol, the encampment at Occupy Oklahoma City is now under threat of eviction.
Pregnant Seattle protester miscarries after being kicked, pepper sprayed By David EdwardsTuesday, November 22, 2011 9:45 EDT A woman who was pepper sprayed during during a raid on Occupy Seattle last week is blaming police after she miscarried Sunday. Jennifer Fox, 19, told The Stranger that she had been with the Occupy protests since they started in Westlake Park.