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washingtonpoststyle:

The United States has fallen 27 places in the Press Freedom Index. The reason? The many arrests of journalists covering Occupy protests.

washingtonpoststyle:

The United States has fallen 27 places in the Press Freedom Index. The reason? The many arrests of journalists covering Occupy protests.

Jan. 6, 2012 at 11:03am with 11 notes
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Of course corporations are not people," joked Huntman. "Who would say such an outlandish thing!
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Remember when the occupy camps were called dangerous?

Shots fired at NC mall altercation

Shots fired near Des Moines mall

Shopper pepper sprays shoppers over Xbox 360

These are just some of the incidents I could list.

Nov. 20, 2011 at 4:10pm with 15 notes
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sympathyfortheartgallery | thedailywhat


Hope Has A Posse of the Day: Street artist Shepard Fairey remixes his iconic Obama “Hope” poster with the Anonymous-associated Guy Fawkes mask in support of the Occupy movement.
He writes on his blog:

Change is not about one election, one rally, one leader, it is about a constant dedication to progress and a constant push in the right direction. Let’s be the people doing the right thing as outsiders and simultaneously push the insiders to do the right thing for the people.

[obey.]

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sympathyfortheartgallery | thedailywhat

Hope Has A Posse of the Day: Street artist Shepard Fairey remixes his iconic Obama “Hope” poster with the Anonymous-associated Guy Fawkes mask in support of the Occupy movement.

He writes on his blog:

Change is not about one election, one rally, one leader, it is about a constant dedication to progress and a constant push in the right direction. Let’s be the people doing the right thing as outsiders and simultaneously push the insiders to do the right thing for the people.

[obey.]

(Source: thedailywhat)

Nov. 17, 2011 at 5:07pm with 9 notes
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sanityscraps:

PREGNANT TEENAGER AND ELDERLY WOMAN PEPPER SPRAYED AT OCCUPY SEATTLE

(AP)  

SEATTLE - A downtown march and rally in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement turned briefly chaotic as police scattered a crowd of rowdy protesters — including a pregnant 19-year-old and an 84-year-old activist — with blasts of pepper spray.

Protest organizers denounced the use of force, saying that police indiscriminately sprayed the chemical irritant at peaceful protesters.

The Occupy Seattle movement released a written statement late Tuesday expressing support for “a 4-foot 10-inch, 84-year-old woman, a priest and a pregnant woman who as of this writing is still in the hospital.”

Dorli Rainey is an activist who has supported liberal causes in the Seattle area for decades. A photo showing Rainey being cared for by fellow activists in the immediate aftermath of the police incident appeared on news websites around the world.

Seattle Police officers deploy pepper spray into a crowd

Seattle Police officers deploy pepper spray into a crowd during an Occupy Seattle protest, Nov. 15, 2011 at Westlake Park in Seattle.

 (Credit: AP)

Seattle police spokesman Jeff Kappel said he didn’t have specifics on the Rainey incident, but he said pepper spray is “is not age specific. No more dangerous to someone who is 10 or someone who is 80.”

He added, that if it were harmful, “we probably wouldn’t be using pepper spray if that was the case.”

Kappel said police had not yet established whether a pregnant woman was involved.

Paramedics examined a handful of people, including a 19-year-old woman who was three-months pregnant, Seattle fire department spokesman Kyle Moore said. The Seattle Times reported on its website that the woman was taken by ambulance to Harborview Medical Center.

Her identity and status were not immediately available.

Moore added that the protester’s own medical response team had taken care of others.

“These protesters are well organized, they’re using homemade remedies to counter pepper spray,” he said.

Seattle police said plenty of verbal warnings were given to demonstrators attempting to block intersections and streets during rush hour.

“Pepper spray was deployed only against subjects who were either refusing a lawful order to disperse or engaging in assaultive behavior toward officers,” Kappel wrote on the department’s blog.

Source on other photo.

I’m appalled.

Nov. 15, 2011 at 11:10pm with 6,475 notes
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bedbugsbiting:

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lau-ra-sau-rus:

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mindbabies:

Hahahahahaha, I wonder who this whiteshirt is and if he knows he’s going down in internet history?

Meme the shit out of this guy.

omg “PROTECTING AND SERVING THE SHIT OUT OF YOU” is killing me

YES. Spread it, baby!

The internet is fast.

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Anonymous: THE COMING BLOODY REVOLUTION - Quote essay by Anonymous

anoncentral:

Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes…

Nov. 10, 2011 at 6:29pm with 17 notes
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paxamericana:

Cover of Authority - Larry Holdaway
A composite image of 100 uniformed peace officers that were photographed taking part in the raids on #OccupyOakland from Oct 25th, 2011 to Nov 3rd, 2011.A large number of departments were involved, including (but not limited to): Oakland Police Dept., Alameda County Sheriff’s Dept., San Mateo County Sheriff’s Dept., Contra Costa County Sheriff Dept., Concord Police Dept., Palo Alto Police Dept., Union City Police Dept., San Leandro Police Dept., and Hayward Police Dept.Some of the officers involved on the Nov 2nd/3rd assault were caught covering their names and badge numbers with tape, a clear violation of California Penal Code Section 830.10:Any uniformed peace officer shall wear a badge, nameplate, or other device which bears clearly on its face the identification number or name of the officer.The “less-than-lethal” weapons and crowd control techniques used by the police against #OccupyOakland were employed in a fashion that violates the military rules of engagement for use of force, including the use of beanbag shots and rubber bullets against non-violent, compliant protesters.(click the photo for the source)The People grant a certain amount Authority to The Government, for establishing and maintaining The Common Good. When Crimes are committed against The People under the cover of said Authority, the contract between The People and The Government is voided, and The Government must be held responsible for said Crimes.

paxamericana:

Cover of Authority - Larry Holdaway

A composite image of 100 uniformed peace officers that were photographed taking part in the raids on #OccupyOakland from Oct 25th, 2011 to Nov 3rd, 2011.

A large number of departments were involved, including (but not limited to): Oakland Police Dept., Alameda County Sheriff’s Dept., San Mateo County Sheriff’s Dept., Contra Costa County Sheriff Dept., Concord Police Dept., Palo Alto Police Dept., Union City Police Dept., San Leandro Police Dept., and Hayward Police Dept.

Some of the officers involved on the Nov 2nd/3rd assault were caught covering their names and badge numbers with tape, a clear violation of California Penal Code Section 830.10:
Any uniformed peace officer shall wear a badge, nameplate, or other device which bears clearly on its face the identification number or name of the officer.

The “less-than-lethal” weapons and crowd control techniques used by the police against #OccupyOakland were employed in a fashion that violates the military rules of engagement for use of force, including the use of beanbag shots and rubber bullets against non-violent, compliant protesters.

(click the photo for the source)
The People grant a certain amount Authority to The Government, for establishing and maintaining The Common Good. When Crimes are committed against The People under the cover of said Authority, the contract between The People and The Government is voided, and The Government must be held responsible for said Crimes.

Nov. 4, 2011 at 10:32pm with 741 notes
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thepoliticalnotebook:

That’s right… a second veteran has been injured, pretty severely at Occupy Oakland. Kayvan Sabehgi, who has served with the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan, was apparently beaten by three or four policeman after being told to move (and having nowhere to move to). He was arrested and jailed, despite being in poor medical condition and a considerable amount of pain. He is currently in intensive care with a lacerated spleen, let out on bail 18 hours after his arrest.
Read the story at the Guardian.
(Above photo of police forming a line at Occupy Oakland. Credit: Kimihiro Hoshino/AP)

thepoliticalnotebook:

That’s right… a second veteran has been injured, pretty severely at Occupy OaklandKayvan Sabehgi, who has served with the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan, was apparently beaten by three or four policeman after being told to move (and having nowhere to move to). He was arrested and jailed, despite being in poor medical condition and a considerable amount of pain. He is currently in intensive care with a lacerated spleen, let out on bail 18 hours after his arrest.

Read the story at the Guardian.

(Above photo of police forming a line at Occupy Oakland. Credit: Kimihiro Hoshino/AP)

Oct. 27, 2011 at 11:06pm with 1,088 notes
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thedailywhat:

Occupy Wall Street Movement News Update of the Day: 24-year-old Iraq vet Scott Olsen, who has become “a figurehead of the Occupy Wall Street movement” since being hit in the head by an as-yet-unidentified police projectile, is awake and alert after being unconscious for 12 hours.
According to Highland General hospital spokesman Warren Lyons, Olsen is “able to write and hear but has a little difficulty with his speech.” Doctors will likely perform brain surgery to reduce swelling, but are holding off for the time being to see if it eases on its own. 
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, who reportedly met with Olsen, released a statement earlier today expressing support for the goals of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and announcing a reduction in police presence at the plaza where Occupy Oakland protesters congregate. 
Interim police chief Howard Jordan promised a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident, telling reporters “It’s unfortunate it happened. I wish that it didn’t happen.” 
Around the country vigils were held for Olsen, who is a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War. “I think people would have been outraged even had this been a civilian,” said the group’s executive director Jose Vasquez, “but the fact that he survived two tours of duty and then to have this happen to him, people are really upset about that.” 
The Obama administration has released no official statement on the matter, except to say that the Justice Department is not investigating potential abuse of power on the part of the Oakland PD. An Anonymous member has taken matters into his own hands, offering $1,000 for the name of officer directly responsible for injuring Olsen.
Both Iraq Veterans Against the War and Veterans for Peace has started funds to help Olsen and his family members cover their medical expenses. 
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly, in front of whom Quan is expected to speak tonight (livestream here), passed a proposal last night calling for a city-wide strike to commence next Wednesday, November 2nd.
Elsewhere: 
— San Francisco police called off their late-night raid on Justin Herman Plaza, where Occupy SF protesters have set up camp. Police spokesman Carlos Manfredi said his department was concerned that Occupy Oakland protesters would join their San Francisco counterparts in an effort to thwart the raid. 
Mayor Ed Lee appeared to have reversed course on the threat to remove protesters, saying officials would be “dialoguing” with demonstrators. 
— In New York, Occupy Wall Street protesters marched through downtown Manhattan in solidarity with sister protest, Occupy Oakland. Police intercepted some 400 protesters walking toward City Hall, causing the march to about face toward Union Square. 
After running into a police barricade, organizers attempted to call the whole thing off, but some demonstrators decided to force their way through the line of cops. The police officers pushed back, but were ultimately unable to prevent protesters from reaching Union Square. 
10 people were arrested before the crowd eventually made its way back to Zuccotti Park. 
— Across the pond, Rev Dr Giles Fraser has resigned his post as canon chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral over the decision to seek the protesters’ eviction. “I resigned because I believe that the chapter has set on a course of action that could mean there will be violence in the name of the church,” Dr. Fraser said in a prepared statement.
Further Reading: Occupy Wall Street surpassed the Tea Party in online search interest on September 24th, and has remained higher ever since; a New York couple has filed an application to trademark “Occupy Wall St”; Occupy Portland is throwing a “Cuddle Party” this Saturday.
[photo: guardian.]

thedailywhat:

Occupy Wall Street Movement News Update of the Day: 24-year-old Iraq vet Scott Olsen, who has become “a figurehead of the Occupy Wall Street movement” since being hit in the head by an as-yet-unidentified police projectile, is awake and alert after being unconscious for 12 hours.

According to Highland General hospital spokesman Warren Lyons, Olsen is “able to write and hear but has a little difficulty with his speech.” Doctors will likely perform brain surgery to reduce swelling, but are holding off for the time being to see if it eases on its own.

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, who reportedly met with Olsen, released a statement earlier today expressing support for the goals of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and announcing a reduction in police presence at the plaza where Occupy Oakland protesters congregate.

Interim police chief Howard Jordan promised a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident, telling reporters “It’s unfortunate it happened. I wish that it didn’t happen.”

Around the country vigils were held for Olsen, who is a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War. “I think people would have been outraged even had this been a civilian,” said the group’s executive director Jose Vasquez, “but the fact that he survived two tours of duty and then to have this happen to him, people are really upset about that.”

The Obama administration has released no official statement on the matter, except to say that the Justice Department is not investigating potential abuse of power on the part of the Oakland PD. An Anonymous member has taken matters into his own hands, offering $1,000 for the name of officer directly responsible for injuring Olsen.

Both Iraq Veterans Against the War and Veterans for Peace has started funds to help Olsen and his family members cover their medical expenses.

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly, in front of whom Quan is expected to speak tonight (livestream here), passed a proposal last night calling for a city-wide strike to commence next Wednesday, November 2nd.

Elsewhere:

— San Francisco police called off their late-night raid on Justin Herman Plaza, where Occupy SF protesters have set up camp. Police spokesman Carlos Manfredi said his department was concerned that Occupy Oakland protesters would join their San Francisco counterparts in an effort to thwart the raid.

Mayor Ed Lee appeared to have reversed course on the threat to remove protesters, saying officials would be “dialoguing” with demonstrators.

— In New York, Occupy Wall Street protesters marched through downtown Manhattan in solidarity with sister protest, Occupy Oakland. Police intercepted some 400 protesters walking toward City Hall, causing the march to about face toward Union Square.

After running into a police barricade, organizers attempted to call the whole thing off, but some demonstrators decided to force their way through the line of cops. The police officers pushed back, but were ultimately unable to prevent protesters from reaching Union Square.

10 people were arrested before the crowd eventually made its way back to Zuccotti Park.

— Across the pond, Rev Dr Giles Fraser has resigned his post as canon chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral over the decision to seek the protesters’ eviction. “I resigned because I believe that the chapter has set on a course of action that could mean there will be violence in the name of the church,” Dr. Fraser said in a prepared statement.

Further Reading: Occupy Wall Street surpassed the Tea Party in online search interest on September 24th, and has remained higher ever since; a New York couple has filed an application to trademark “Occupy Wall St”; Occupy Portland is throwing a “Cuddle Party” this Saturday.

[photo: guardian.]

Oct. 25, 2011 at 1:11pm with 574 notes
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think-progress:

Police use gas to evict Occupy Oakland protesters in the middle of the night.

They also reportedly used rubber bullets

Oct. 10, 2011 at 6:15pm with 205 notes
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itsyourhomegirl:

being the “99%” in my gap hoodie. loljknot.
i saw a homeless woman walking around with no shoes in Center City. i changed my shoes 3x today. but clearly we’re the same class, cause we’re both the “99%.” or at least that’s what i’ve been told…or what people want me to say and believe.
let’s be real here; the whole 99/1 index is used as a marketing technique to be all inclusive and single out the “enemy,” the “corporations.”
what about the people that have multimillion dollar homes, multiple vacation homes, multiple vehicles, multiple degrees, multiple assets, but still don’t control corporations?  in other words: what about the petite bourgeois ? are they not the “enemy” as well? do they not support, enable, and encourage an unfair American capitalistic society that so many people suddenly want to address?
furthermore, the cries (for lack of a better word at 2 am) of the  “99%” are NOT, i repeat, are NOT, any different (or more serious)  than  issues that have been plaguing communities of color since the foundation  of the United States.
i need to know why people want to “occupy” when the economy is no longer hunkydory, but the American economic structure has never been favorable for people of color or dirt poor white folk. WHY ARE YOU OCCUPYING NOW?
i also can’t find myself being in any agreement with a phenomenon that includes police (people are also overjoyed by the police being apart of the “99%” and them showing support for the Occupy phenomenon). i’ve never had any positive interactions with a police officer. i can’t forget police brutality, scandal, abuse, and harassment. i can’t get down with the 99%. but i can’t ignore this Occupy phenomenon either. i guess i’ll just have to keep talkin to folks and keep being critical, skeptical, and cynical about all of this.
i’ll upload videos soon. like tomorrow maybe. but in the meantime can someone provide me with some thoughtful explanations? please?

itsyourhomegirl:

being the “99%” in my gap hoodie. loljknot.

i saw a homeless woman walking around with no shoes in Center City. i changed my shoes 3x today. but clearly we’re the same class, cause we’re both the “99%.” or at least that’s what i’ve been told…or what people want me to say and believe.

let’s be real here; the whole 99/1 index is used as a marketing technique to be all inclusive and single out the “enemy,” the “corporations.”

what about the people that have multimillion dollar homes, multiple vacation homes, multiple vehicles, multiple degrees, multiple assets, but still don’t control corporations?  in other words: what about the petite bourgeois ? are they not the “enemy” as well? do they not support, enable, and encourage an unfair American capitalistic society that so many people suddenly want to address?

furthermore, the cries (for lack of a better word at 2 am) of the “99%” are NOT, i repeat, are NOT, any different (or more serious)  than issues that have been plaguing communities of color since the foundation of the United States.

i need to know why people want to “occupy” when the economy is no longer hunkydory, but the American economic structure has never been favorable for people of color or dirt poor white folk. WHY ARE YOU OCCUPYING NOW?

i also can’t find myself being in any agreement with a phenomenon that includes police (people are also overjoyed by the police being apart of the “99%” and them showing support for the Occupy phenomenon). i’ve never had any positive interactions with a police officer. i can’t forget police brutality, scandal, abuse, and harassment. i can’t get down with the 99%. but i can’t ignore this Occupy phenomenon either. i guess i’ll just have to keep talkin to folks and keep being critical, skeptical, and cynical about all of this.

i’ll upload videos soon. like tomorrow maybe. but in the meantime can someone provide me with some thoughtful explanations? please?

Oct. 1, 2011 at 10:54pm with 6,340 notes
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