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  • Is Cattlemen Armed Insurrection the New Form of American Protest? (Amazing!)

    04/17/2014 10:07:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The cattle-ranch protest in Nevada was an armed insurrection by the Tea Party. One thousand Tea Party, so-called “patriots,” came to Bunkerville, NV, brandished weapons and the government backed down. Other mass protests in America have either ended in arrests or violent clashes between authorities and protesters. There is an obvious double standard here because the government relented and turned away. Why did the government do this? The main difference between many other mass protests and the cattle-ranch protest is that the cattle-ranch protesters were armed with handguns and assault rifles. Is American in such a state where the new...
  • Beck Warns Americans Against Falling in With ‘Right’s Version of Occupy Wall Street’ (Bundy)

    04/15/2014 7:20:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 200 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 14, 2014 | Erica Ritz
    The controversy over a Nevada rancher’s decades-long use of public land without paying federal grazing fees has quickly become a national issue — one that Glenn Beck on Monday urged Americans to fully understand before taking a side on. “We did some research online with PsyID today, and found that there’s about 10 or 15 percent of the people who are talking about this online that are truly frightening,” Beck said on his television program. “They don’t care what the facts are. They just want a fight.” Beck said there are many “decent, small-government proponents from groups like the Tea...
  • Trial of Occupy activist struggles to find jurors impartial to protest movement

    04/13/2014 4:32:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | April 10, 2014 | Jon Swaine
    It is the most important question being asked of dozens of New Yorkers lined up as potential jurors for the trial of Cecily McMillan, an Occupy Wall Street activist accused of assaulting a police officer: what do you think of her protest movement? Unfortunately for those keen on the swift procession of justice, a series of Manhattan residents who presented themselves at the criminal courthouse this week declared that they strongly disagreed with it – and could not promise to be impartial about one of its members. “I’m involved in Wall Street things. I’m on the Wall Street side, not...
  • They're back! Occupy plans springtime 'wave of action'

    04/03/2014 8:47:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    WND.com ^ | April 2, 2014 | Aaron Klein
    Springtime is here. The birds are singing, temperatures are on the rise and the Occupy movement is emerging from winter hibernation, calling for a worldwide “wave of action” Friday to re-launch anti-capitalism protests. Occupiers have been instructed by the movement’s official Twitter feed to congregate at Zuccotti Plaza in New York City Friday morning. The plan is to march to nearby Federal Plaza. Zuccotti was the stronghold of Occupy Wall Street the last two years. An associated Facebook page announced a protest against the “regressive 1% agenda of Governor Andrew Cuomo and for a truly progressive one that includes the...
  • Occupy founder calls on Obama to appoint Eric Schmidt "CEO of America"

    03/21/2014 4:34:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 21, 2014 | Alex Hern
    One of the co-founders of the Occupy Wall Street movement has called on Barack Obama to resign as president, and “appoint Eric Schmidt CEO of America”.
  • The Tyrant in the Gray Flannel Suit

    03/07/2014 9:43:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 7, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Traditional American distrust of the centralized state is based on some lessons learned the hard way.Russia’s takeover of Crimea is already so complete that commercial flights to Kiev from the region’s main airport, located outside Simferopol, the regional capital 50 miles from Sevastopol, now leave from the international terminal instead of the domestic one as they did until last week. The shift suggests that Kiev and the rest of Ukraine are now classified as foreign territory. New York Times, March 6, 2014 There is no one who can be trusted with political power. Lord Acton’s famous epigram — “Power corrupts,...
  • If milk isn't careful socialist liberals might try to ban it...

    03/07/2014 10:10:59 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-7-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Hey, makes about as much sense as anything else they've been doing since 2009.
  • Dem Congresswoman on Obama’s Second Term: ‘Just Occupy the Spot…That Would Be an A’

    02/11/2014 1:54:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/10/14 | Craig Millward
    (CNSNews.com) - Speaking with reporters from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last month, Democratic Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) said she was “so relieved when [Obama] won,” and would give Obama an ‘A’ in his second term if he would “just occupy the spot.” When asked by a reporter to give a progress report on Obama’s second term and to grade him, Moore declined to at first saying, “I'm not going to give Obama a grade. I’m glad he’s there. A Grade compared to what? Compared to Mitt Romney being there?” She then compared Obama’s second term to what would have happened...
  • Hillary vs. The 99 Percent (The progressive mindset in a nutshell)

    01/23/2014 3:12:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Art Voice ^ | January 23, 2014 | Professor Michael I. Niman, SUNY Buffalo State
    On the looming battle for the soul of the Democratic Party.Just over two years after the inception of Occupy Wall Street, and one year after the corporate media wrote it off as dead, an unabashed progressive, Bill de Blasio, took the movement’s rhetoric and mobilized the 99 percent to give him a landslide victory over four decades of class war against poor and working New Yorkers. Mayor de Blasio’s progressive campaign rhetoric could have come from the Occupy movement’s “human microphone,” and no amount of Koch brothers funded attack ads could derail the zeitgeist that drove de Blasio and a...
  • Right says Republicans must get specific to roll back liberal tide

    01/20/2014 3:15:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 20, 2014 | Niall Stanage
    Get specific. That’s the message conservative intellectuals and strategists have for the Republican Party as it faces an assault from President Obama and Democrats on issues resonant with struggling voters such as the minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits. Obama’s income inequality push comes as the tide appears to be rising for the left on economic and social issues, something evident in everything from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s election to the legal selling of marijuana in Colorado. Some conservatives fear that the party has failed to make its case on how its policies can improve the lives...
  • Is New York’s New Mayor De Blasio Really a Lefty or Just Another Progressive Poseur?

    01/10/2014 10:18:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    This Can't Be Happening! ^ | January 6, 2014 | Dave Lindorff
    Time to invite Occupy back to Wall Street. There is no question but that New York’s new mayor, Bill De Blasio, owes his landslide victory in the November election to the Occupy Movement. It was Occupy Wall Street’s minions, hemmed in by thug-like NYPD officers armed with sidearms, clubs and pepper spray cans, who in 2011 abruptly changed the national conversation about capitalism, introducing the concept of “We are the 99%,” and focusing attention on the enormous enrichment of the top 1% of Americans at the expense of the other 99% over the past several decades, as a direct result...
  • Hacker Network Anonymous Issues Call To Arms (Revolution Calling)

    01/05/2014 8:27:51 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 128 replies
    As more and more human rights of U.S. citizens are violated in the name of safety and security, the group Anonymous stands to fight at the side of Americans. Over the holiday weekend, they have even gone as far to announce a call to arms. The fact that many people are still unaware of the “hacker” group Anonymous is sign of censorship by today’s mainstream media. There is a clear need for groups such as Anonymous as the fact of this direct censorships shows just how clouded the media’s freedom of speech has become. anon5 (See also: Obama Secretly Signs...
  • Rats force closure of Occupy Frankfurt camp (old news but watch for more rats next elections)

    01/02/2014 3:32:29 AM PST · by lavaroise · 4 replies
    MARKET WATCH ^ | 6 august 2012 | WILLIAM L. Watts
    Police estimated there were between 40 and 60 people still at the site before they moved in to evict them, with only around 20 actual protesters, German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported — a figure disputed by Occupy organizers
  • Court: Gov. Nikki Haley, SC officials can be sued for Occupy arrests

    12/17/2013 1:31:33 PM PST · by Theoria · 19 replies
    The State ^ | 16 Dec 2013 | ANDREW SHAIN
    Gov. Nikki Haley and state law enforcement agencies can be sued by Occupy Columbia protestors who were arrested in 2011 after living for a month on the S.C. State House grounds, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. Haley and the chiefs of the state Bureau of Public Safety and state Department of Public Safety had asked the court to protect them from civil legal penalties, saying they only were carrying out their duties. While Monday’s ruling centered on whether state officials were immune from the lawsuit, the Fourth Circuit of Appeals in Richmond, Va., said the Occupy protestors have “a...
  • Occupy . . . . (Kitty vanity)

    12/13/2013 2:31:58 AM PST · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 30 replies
    12/13/13 | me
    I've long thought that part of why liberals succeed in villifying conservatives is because they're not afraid to use ridicule (whether deserved or not). In the interests of throwing that ridicule right back where it belongs, I offer this unabashed vanity: Photos of two of our cats in a slightly political pose. Please feel free to "steal" these and "occupy" any Internet space you care to with them!
  • Sarah On Their Minds

    11/14/2013 1:37:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | November 14, 2013 | Ben Crystal
    For someone the Democrats have declared irrelevant, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin seems to be surprisingly relevant. According to the left, Palin hasn’t been a real factor since 2008. Yet every time she so much as makes a run to the grocery store, liberals scrutinize her behavior like disgraced Internal Revenue Service thug Lois Lerner reading Tea Party tax returns. While conservatives, many of whom genuinely like Palin, invite her to break bread with them at various functions, liberals whine about her near omnipresence — all while fawning like groupies in an effort to entice her as an interview subject....
  • Occupy Wall Street buys $15 million of Americans' medical debt

    11/13/2013 7:11:28 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 27 replies
    Al Reuters ^ | 11/13/2013 | Elizabeth Dilts
    Occupy Wall Street buys $15 million of Americans' medical debt Tue, Nov 12 2013By Elizabeth Dilts(Reuters) - An Occupy Wall Street spin-off group has bought up $14.7 million worth of Americans' personal medical debt and forgiven it over the last year as part of its Rolling Jubilee project, the group announced Monday.The Rolling Jubilee project, organized by Occupy Wall Street's Strike Debt group, has so far spent $400,000 to buy the debt, in the process relieving 2,693 people of the money they owed for medical services Occupy thinks should be free."Think of it as a bailout of the 99 percent...
  • Ft. Collins man, Benjamin Gilmore, guilty in $10M arson fire that damaged condo complex, other bldg.

    10/18/2013 5:27:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Denver Channel ^ | 10/18/2013
    Colorado - The Gilmore case attracted national attention because he supported demonstrations at an Occupy Wall Street encampment a block away from where the fire was started. Occupy activists were protesting against economic inequality and government policies favoring the wealthy. The early-morning fire caused an estimated $10 million damage to a four-story apartment complex under construction and the occupied Penny Flats condominium and retail building next door.
  • Grilling the Park Service Bullies

    10/18/2013 12:26:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    NRO ^ | October 18, 2013 | John Fund
    The House Oversight Committee wants to find out why the Park Service behaved so bizarrely. ... Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, a former prosecutor, almost drove National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis into incoherence with his relentless questioning. Gowdy wanted to know why Jarvis had allowed “pot-smoking” Occupy Wall Street protesters to camp overnight illegally in Washington’s McPherson Square park for 100 days, yet put up barricades to keep veterans out of war memorials on the first day of the shutdown. By not issuing a single citation to the Occupy campers, Gowdy argued, the Park Service was treating them...
  • Trey Gowdy Goes Off on National Park Service Director

    10/17/2013 7:47:49 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10-16-13 | Jason Howerton
    During a U.S. House hearing concerning the closure of national parks and monuments during the partial government shutdown, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) scolded the director of the National Park Service for treating “pot-smoking” demonstrators in the Occupy movement with more respect than the nation’s war veterans. Gowdy relentlessly challenged National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis to cite the federal regulation that prompted his department to put up barricades to keep veterans out of war memorials on the first day of the shutdown. He also pointed out that the Park Service failed to issue a single citation when Occupiers camped out...
  • The Occupy Movement and “Tiny Houses” in Madison (98 square foot homes!)

    10/15/2013 4:02:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Non-Profit Quarterly ^ | October 4, 2013 | Rob Meiksins
    To those people paying only casual attention, the Occupy movement has become nothing more than a footnote in history. Their ragtag encampments have been removed for the most part, and there is little to indicate they made much of an impact. In Madison, Wisconsin, however, the Occupy movement has suddenly resurfaced, but with a totally new mission: addressing the basic needs of people who are homeless. As issues around collective bargaining rights for public employees and other significant alterations to the social contract were initiated by Governor Walker and the Republican-dominated legislature, Madison became famous for very loud and angry...
  • Cop Charged in SUV Assault Worked Undercover for Occupy Wall Street, Sources Say

    10/11/2013 10:14:43 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    WABC77 ^ | 10/11/13
    The undercover narcotics cop accused of assaulting the driver of an SUV in the highly publicized incident of road rage last month infiltrated the Occupy Wall Street group for police, according to law enforcement sources. He was even "arrested" at one of their protests, one member of the group says. Police this week charged the cop, Wojciech Braszczok, 32, with gang assault, assault and criminal mischief in connection with the Sept. 29 attack in New York City on SUV driver Alexian Lien. But new details have emerged about Braszczok's apparent double-life as a member of the New York City Police...
  • Why Aren't Those New, Millennial Liberals Protesting the Shutdown?

    10/02/2013 12:09:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New Republic ^ | September 30, 2013 | Prof. Michael Kazin, Georgetown, co-editor of Dissent magazine
    Is a new, young left really on the rise? A few weeks ago, Peter Beinart wrote a long online essay which argued strongly in the affirmative. It drew a lot of attention—20,000 “Likes” and almost 5,000 tweets, at last count. And it made a lot of the progressives who read it feel better about politics than at any time since Mitt Romney learned 47 percent was actually the percentage of his popular vote. Beinart cobbled together an impressive set of poll results to show that Millennials (Americans under 30) swing left on a broad range of issues—from such obvious ones...
  • Occupy’s Legacy: A MASSIVE BURBLING OF POSSIBILITIES (Know your enemy)

    09/28/2013 6:08:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Indypendent ^ | September 27, 2013 | Ethan Earle
    I’d like to propose a toast to Occupy Wall Street, which celebrated its second birthday this September 17 with protests, marches, puppet shows and ballet lessons atop the Financial District’s iconic Charging Bull. Not quite ready to join me in celebration? You’re not alone. Popular sentiment today largely wavers between ignoring, dismissing, making fun of and lamenting the death of Occupy. Nor has the view from the left been a whole lot cheerier. With an old and familiar penchant for criticism, its many tendencies — from liberal to progressive to socialist to anarchist — have caught Occupy in a veritable...
  • The struggle for power and the cost of conscience

    09/21/2013 9:07:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Inter Lake ^ | September 21, 2013 | Frank Miele
    Nothing about the political battle between conservatives and liberals is new — not the passion, not the beliefs and not the absolute certainty on both sides that the country is doomed. You could go back to the nation’s founding, and you would find similar disputes such as we are engaged in today. Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson waged a fierce fight over the notion of a central bank, for instance, and the same underlying themes were apparent then that are now being discussed regarding the need for federal oversight of health care, education, law enforcement, marriage and virtually every other...
  • Occupy activists in NYC to mark 2nd anniversary

    09/17/2013 4:33:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Press TV ^ | 9/17/13
    Occupy Wall Street activists in New York City are to gather in lower Manhattan on Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of their movement against social and economic inequality in the US. The Occupy Wall Street Movement began on September 17, 2011, when protesters began camping in Zuccotti Park near the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Some CEOs Are Still Cashing In at Our Expense

    08/28/2013 4:07:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 08/28/2013 | By JOSH BOAK
    Many of the highest paid CEOs are profiting at the expense of their stockholders – and at the expense of American taxpayers, according to a study released Wednesday morning by the progressive Institute for Policy Studies.A surprising 38 percent of these corporate titans were either fired involuntary, led companies that were penalized for fraud, or received a taxpayer bailout after the 2008 financial crash.“This report should put an end to any remaining sense that we have ‘pay for performance’ in corporate America,” said Sarah Anderson, a co-author of the report and a director at the Washington-based think tank.Most CEOs defend...
  • Fast Food Strikes Underline Big National Problem

    08/29/2013 9:16:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 77 replies
    CBS Money Watch ^ | August 29, 2013 | Erik Sherman
    (MoneyWatch) Employees of fast food restaurants are striking in cities around the country, bolstered by support from labor unions, churches, and other groups, demanding $15 an hour wages and a greater ability to unionize. Many consumers have complained that the expectations are unreasonable, given the type of work and the skills and drive they assume must be lacking in the workers.
  • Fast Food Strikes Ignore Technology

    08/29/2013 8:40:20 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Employment Policies Institute ^ | Aug 7,2013 | — Michael Saltsman
    Last week, the SEIU helped organize employee walk-outs at fast food restaurants in seven major cities, with the promise that more would follow in the future. The strikers demanded a $15 minimum wage, which represents a greater than 100 percent increase over the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Today, many stores are also turning to robots to do the jobs that employees would otherwise do. This isn’t science fiction: San Francisco-based Momentum Machines recently announced a new robotic burger-flipper that does the work equivalent of three full-time kitchen employees. That’s 360 burgers per hour—and there’s no SEIU to organize a...
  • Fast-food strikes set for cities nationwide

    08/28/2013 5:05:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/28/13 | Candice Choi and Karen Matthews - ap
    NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food customers in search of burgers and fries on Thursday might run into striking workers instead. Organizers say thousands of fast-food workers are set to stage walkouts in dozens of cities around the country, part of a push to get chains such as McDonald's, Taco Bell and Wendy's to pay workers higher wages. It's expected be the largest nationwide strike by fast-food workers, according to organizers. The biggest effort so far was over the summer when about 2,200 of the nation's millions of fast-food workers staged a one-day strike in seven cities. Thursday's planned walkouts follow...
  • Fast-food strikes scheduled for August 29, day after March on Washington [Nationwide]

    08/28/2013 10:17:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    The Grio ^ | 8/27/13 | Carrie Healey
    On August 29th, the day after the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, fast-food workers around the nation are planning to strike for better pay and working conditions. Workers going on strike are demanding $15 an hour wages, mirroring the demand for $2 an hour the organizers of the 1963 march made.
  • Florida Sit-In Against ‘Stand Your Ground’

    08/11/2013 1:40:35 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11 August 2013 | LIZETTE ALVAREZ
    Florida Sit-In Against ‘Stand Your Ground’ By LIZETTE ALVAREZ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The college and high school students arranged themselves in the colonial-style chairs and on the green carpet, a portrait of the state’s Old Capitol building above them, as they exchanged stories about their lives and the travails of the “black and brown youth” in Florida. One young woman whose parents were both drug addicts spoke about how she had defied the odds; she will graduate from college next year. A young man mentioned that he was one of the few in his family who had not ended up...
  • Jury Finds Police Not Liable for Occupy Protester's Injuries (CAPTION fun - AGAIN!)

    08/09/2013 10:40:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    OPB ^ | 8/09/13
    **SNIP** Jurors heard closing arguments, then deliberated four hours before returning their verdict. Their decision: Officers did not violate Elizabeth Nichols’ free speech rights. Nor did they use excessive force when they shoved her in the throat with a baton, pepper sprayed her open mouth and dragged her by her hair.
  • Myth of the Day: Raising Tax Rates on the Rich will Not Harm the Economy

    07/30/2013 4:03:17 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 7 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 7-30-13 | Will Freeland
    As states consider fundamental tax reform this session, misconceptions about sound tax policy abound. Perhaps one of the most popular misconceptions is the notion that raising tax rates on the rich will not harm the economy. In Tax Myths Debunked, co-authors Dr. Eric Fruits and Dr. Randall Pozdena use extensive evidence to demonstrate that taxing higher-income earners will certainly not generate economic growth and will not close the gaping budgetary gaps that plague many states governments as well as the federal government. Dr. Pozdena, former vice president of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and Dr. Eric...
  • Green Paint Found at National Cathedral, Smithsonian Statue, Luther Place Memorial Church

    07/30/2013 6:11:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Jiamei Tian, 58, was arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly covering the National Cathedral's organ inside the historic Bethlehem Chapel, as well as the Children's Chapel on the main level, with green paint. Tian, of no fixed address, was found in the Children's Chapel Monday. Sources say she was found with paint on her clothing and hands and a container of paint in one of her bags. She got loud during the arrest but did not resist and was charged with defacing property.
  • Dream Defenders in Florida Capitol say: ‘This is not temporary’

    07/29/2013 4:42:27 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies
    workers.org ^ | July 28, 2013 | Imani Henry and Scott Williams
    Tallahassee, Fla., July 28 — In response to the freeing of George Zimmerman, the killer of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was stalked and shot to death simply because he was young, Black and male, the students of color group — the Dream Defenders — have been sitting in and sleeping over in the Florida Statehouse here since July 16. Initially calling this action, #takeovertuesdays, the Dream Defenders seized the outer office of Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s 12 days ago. They are calling on Scott to convene a special session of the Florida Legislature, “to repeal the state Stand Your Ground...
  • The Occupy Movement Is Launching A Money Cooperative (aka a Bank)

    07/25/2013 6:34:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 23, 2013 | Laura Shin
    In an ironic twist, the Occupy Wall Street movement, which, two years ago, galvanized resentment against Wall Street and gave birth to the phrase “the 99%,” has given birth to something new: a financial institution. Or, as they call it — the Occupy Money Cooperative. “We launched [the Occupy Money Cooperative] because we felt that the way the for-profit banking industry operates in the U.S., it intrinsically exposes the U.S. economy to risk and makes us vulnerable to the consequences but, above all, fails many millions of Americans who don’t have bank accounts and are denied banking services,” founder and...
  • DOJ helped bogus “student group” target George Zimmerman and the Sanford police chief

    07/22/2013 3:01:13 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 30 replies
    The Badger ^ | July 16, 2013 | Badger Pundit
    Here’s a video documenting how the U.S. Dept. of Justice helped the Dream Defenders — a bogus “student group” run by paid activists with links to ACORN and Occupy — target George Zimmerman and the Sanford police chief in April, 2012. It includes excerpts from an 82-minute audio recording of an April 19, 2012, meeting headed up by the DOJ official................. Highlights: 1. The DOJ official called Dream Defenders a “student group” and referenced the “students” talking at the meeting. (5:45 to 6:10) Yet none of the three members of Dream Defenders who were at the event is a student....
  • New Black Panther Party, Concealed Carry Counterprotesters Face Off in Houston

    07/21/2013 8:36:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 21, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    UPDATE: 7:55 PM EST: The march ended without any major acts of violence. There were tussles, but the Houston Police Department did a great job keeping things from escalating. At one point there was a disagreement between the New Black Panther Party and fellow marchers from the Occupy movement. One of the Occupy protesters began marching in front of Quanell X, so a few Panthers asked the man to move--to let Quanell lead. The Occupy member said he didn't see why Quanell X had to be in the front. At the end of the event, people recognized Breitbart News' Brandon...
  • #Occupy joins the anti-Zimmerman crusade

    07/15/2013 11:58:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | July 15, 2013 | Mandy Nagy
    <p>In the wake of Saturday’s not guilty verdict in the Zimmerman trial, demonstrations to protest the outcome have erupted all across the country, with more scheduled Monday and throughout the week. Most have been peaceful, others not so much. We’ve collected a handful of tweets, photos and videos from some of them here.</p>
  • Thousands Protesting The Zimmerman Trial Verdict Have Taken Over Times Square

    07/15/2013 8:33:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/15/2013 | PAUL SZOLDRA
    George Zimmerman was found not guilty Saturday of the second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., — and many are not happy about it. Protests are taking place in cities across the U.S., and one of the larger protests is happening in New York City's Times Square. Thousands have taken to the streets to protest the verdict, shouting "No justice" and "Trayvon." There's a large police presence to ensure the protests remain peaceful, and so far they have been. The protests, which began in Union Square, morphed into a march headed towards Times Square. From Reuters: About 1,000 to...
  • Martin Protests In New York

    07/14/2013 7:45:01 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 167 replies
    Pinkbell
    Anyone watching the huge Trayvon Martin protests in New York City? According to the guy filming, he's seen at least 8 arrests, there has been pepper spray, and several groups of protestors have joined together. The people out are using Occupy Wall Street chants, so I think they are involved. Link to a video that is not of great quality: http://www.vice.com/read/live-streaming-trayvon-martin-protests-in-new-york Another stream: http://www.ustream.tv/occupyeye One more at Times Square cam: http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/timessquare/
  • Occupy Philly joins in nationwide protest as Nutter makes statement on Zimmerman acquittal

    07/14/2013 5:01:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Newsworks ^ | 7/14/13 | Marilyn D’Angelo
    Across the nation, demonstrators are rallying against yesterday's Florida verdict acquitting former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin. Protests, vigils and rallies began in cities across the country just moments after a jury of six women found Zimmerman not guilty. Here in Philadelphia, those moved by the verdict gathered before midnight last night as part of a 17-hour vigil which began around 11:30 p.m. last night at the Municipal Services Building on Thomas Paine Plaza. Today, Sunday, July 14, at 6:00 p.m., supporters of Occupy Philadelphia have called for a rally at 15th and JFK...
  • Occupy Site Organizing Trayvon Martin Post-Verdict ‘Actions’

    07/12/2013 10:57:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | July 12, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    "We are all Trayvon, the whole damned system is guilty!"InterOccupy.Net has set itself up as a hub for demonstrations to react to the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman. The prosecution and defense have both rested, and the case is expected to go to the jury shortly. The Stop Mass Incarceration Network has set up a Facebook Page for people to list any planned actions responding to the imminent verdict in the George Zimmerman Murder Trial. Below are some planned actions. If you don’t see yours here please email us at info@interoccupy.net AND contact the Stop Mass Incarceration Network...
  • Oakland Agrees to Pay $1.17 to Settle Occupy Suit

    07/07/2013 12:09:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/03/13
    The Oakland City Council has agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a dozen Occupy Oakland protesters who said they were the victims of excessive force during clashes with police in 2011. **SNIP** Plaintiffs Suzi Spangenberg and Sukay Sow say they were injured by flash-bang grenades thrown by officers. Spangenberg will get $500,000. Sow says she suffered a second-degree chemical burn on her foot during the clash at a City Hall camp and will get $210,000.
  • You Say You Want a Revolution? Protests & riots are spreading around the world.

    06/23/2013 8:39:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 23, 2013 | Christopher Dickey
    Not long before he went to the altar of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris last month and put a pistol to his head and killed himself, the French historian Dominique Venner was contemplating the contagion of revolt that occasionally sweeps around the globe like a pandemic. “How are revolutions born?” he asked. Despite Venner’s radical right-wing background the principles he listed in a blog post were not so much ideological as sociological. And as we look at the tumult in the streets from Brazil to Turkey; the ferocious politics of post-uprising Egypt and the sucking wound of the Syrian civil...
  • ISLAMISTS & LEFTISTS CHASE College Republicans Out of Their Own Movie Screening (Video)

    06/08/2013 2:42:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 56 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | May 31, 2013 | jim hoft
    Portland State University College Republicans screened the film “Obsession” this week at a campus event. The film focuses radical Islam’s fascination and war with western civilization. During the screening a large contingent of socialists and Muslims stormed into the room and interrupted the show. The Islamo-leftists intimidate and shout down the College Republicans, effectively bullying them out of their own campus event. Then the videographer was escorted out of the public event.
  • Zero Wall Street Executives Have Been Arrested, While Over 7,700 Wall Street Protesters Have

    06/06/2013 10:14:26 AM PDT · by grundle · 32 replies
    Too Big Has Failed ^ | May 23, 2013
    An article in The Contributor today tells the startling news from Occupy Arrests: Over 7,700 Wall Street protesters have been arrested since September 2011. That’s 7,700 more protesters arrested than Wall Street executives, even after the largest financial crisis in history. Some people wonder if no Wall Street executives were jailed because no Wall Streeters actually did anything illegal, however unethical their actions. We strongly don’t think this is the case. You can read the cases against specific individuals like Jon Corzine (here, here, and here), Dick Fuld (here, here, and here), and Angelo Mozilo (here, here, and here). But...
  • Frankfurt 'Blockupy' protesters clash with police

    06/01/2013 3:17:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 1, 2013 | by Tilman Blasshofer
    German police used pepper spray and batons against thousands of anti-capitalist demonstrators from the Blockupy movement on Saturday during a second day of protests in Frankfurt against Europe's austerity policies. Planned rallies in struggling euro zone members Spain and Portugal drew fewer people than expected, but in Germany's financial capital around 7,000 protesters marched with signs reading "Make love, not war" and "IMF - get out of Greece". Protests against the "troika" of international lenders that has bailed out struggling euro zone states - the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Union - were planned...
  • May 25 - March Against Monsanto

    05/06/2013 10:04:36 AM PDT · by freeB · 77 replies
    This is a Call to Action for a Non-Hierarchical Occupation of Monsanto Everywhere Whether you like it or not, chances are Monsanto contaminated the food you ate today with chemicals and unlabeled GMOs. Monsanto controls much of the world's food supply at the expense of food democracy worldwide. This site is dedicated to empowering citizens of the world to take action against Monsanto & it's enablers like the FDA, USDA, EPA, GMA, BIO, and the processed food companies that use Monsanto's products. We urge you to help organize and attend the closest March Against Monsanto taking place on Saturday, May...