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Philip Glass speaks at Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Wall Street went up to protest at Lincoln Center last night during a performance of Philip Glass' opera Satyagraha. New Yorker music critic Alex Ross was there and captured the protest on video, which included Glass himself reading the closing lines from the opera, amplified to the crowd by the people's mic. It is an amazing scene.
occupy  ows  philipglass 
december 2011 by deusx
Why Occupy? - Alexis Madrigal - Technology - The Atlantic
Let me float that the encampments are fundamentally about using government power against itself. By staking out a little ground and saying, "No, the government does not rule this space," it gets the mayors and police chiefs worked up. They deploy their increasingly militarized police officers to say, "Yes, the government does rule that space." Then, the protesters link arms and chant, and the riot cops come in with pepper spray and batons.
occupy  ows  police  protest 
december 2011 by deusx
How Republicans are being taught to talk about Occupy Wall Street | The Ticket - Yahoo! News
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Republican Governors Association met this week in Florida to give GOP state executives a chance to rejuvenate, strategize and team-build. But during a plenary session on Wednesday, one question kept coming up: How can Republicans do a better job of talking about Occupy Wall Street?
republicans  ows  occupy  language 
december 2011 by deusx
Occupy George
Money talks, but not loud enough for the 99%. By circulating dollar bills stamped with fact-based infographics, Occupy George informs the public of America's daunting economic disparity one bill at a time. Because money knowledge is power.
occupy  ows  george  politics  money  economy 
december 2011 by deusx
Mayor, er, King Bloomberg announces that NYPD is his Army - Boing Boing
"I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world."—New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
scary  army  bloomberg  police  occupy  ows 
november 2011 by deusx
Mayor Bloomberg: ‘I Have My Own Army’ | PolitickerNY
“I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world. I have my own State Department, much to Foggy Bottom’s annoyance. We have the United Nations in New York, and so we have an entree into the diplomatic world that Washington does not have,” Mayor Bloomberg said.
scary  politics  newyork  police  ows  occupy 
november 2011 by deusx
Did Mayors, DHS Coordinate Occupy Attacks? - Uprising
When a series of crackdowns on the Occupy camps suddenly occurred in, more or less, the same week, many observers wondered if perhaps the attacks had been coordinated at a national level. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan confirmed that suspicion during an appearance on the BBC - excerpted on The Takeaway radio program - when she casually mentioned taking part in a conference call with the leaders of 18 US cities right before the raids.
ows  occupy  corruption  us  politics  government 
november 2011 by deusx
Raids on OWS coordinated with Obama’s FBI, Homeland Security & others :: News From Underground
Over the past ten days, more than a dozen cities have moved to evict “Occupy” protesters from city parks and other public spaces. As was the case in last night’s move in New York City, each of the police actions shares a number of characteristics. And according to one Justice official, each of those actions was coordinated with help from Homeland Security, the FBI and other federal police agencies.
ows  occupy  corruption  dhs  government  politics 
november 2011 by deusx
The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy | Naomi Wolf | Comment is free |
So, when you connect the dots, properly understood, what happened this week is the first battle in a civil war; a civil war in which, for now, only one side is choosing violence. It is a battle in which members of Congress, with the collusion of the American president, sent violent, organised suppression against the people they are supposed to represent. Occupy has touched the third rail: personal congressional profits streams. Even though they are, as yet, unaware of what the implications of their movement are, those threatened by the stirrings of their dreams of reform are not.
ows  occupy  politics  corruption  usa 
november 2011 by deusx
Occupy language: the struggle over meaning | Dan Gillmor | Comment is free |
If we know anything about the recent income and accumulated assets of the now notorious 1%, it is that much of this wealth, by any rational standard, is undeserved. This applies especially to the Wall Street bankers who looted the global economy with sleazy tactics and, sadly, also with impunity.

That is why, if I was the editor in charge of any news organisation, I would flatly ban the use of the word "earned", when "profited" or "made" (as in money) would be much more accurate, or at least neutral. I would not try to say who "deserved" profits; only that profits were made.
politics  economy  occupy  ows  money  finance  anger 
november 2011 by deusx
Amazon Users Post Rave ‘Reviews’ Of UC Davis Pepper Spray | TPMDC
In the name of due diligence, TPM called up UC Davis to make sure we identified the same pepper spray police used on protesters last week. It’s the same brand, though the police use a 7 percent formula. It’s not clear whether this formula matches exactly what the police used.
amazon  occupy  ows  ucdavis  pepperspray  police  funny 
november 2011 by deusx
America Occupies Wall Street Because Wall Street Occupies America
Why New York's Zuccotti Park is filled with people is no mystery. Reporters keep scratching their heads and asking: "Why are you here?" But it's clear they are occupying Wall Street because Wall Street has occupied the country. And that's why in public places across the country workaday Americans are standing up in solidarity. Did you see the sign a woman was carrying at a fraternal march in Iowa the other day? It read: "I can't afford to buy a politician so I bought this sign."
politics  ows  occupy  wealthinequality  journalism 
november 2011 by deusx
Memo Reveals How Seriously Powerful Interests Take OWS | The Nation
But if Rove thinks Occupy doesn’t present a clear message, why is he spending millions of dollars to attack them? Similarly, CLGC staffers are political professionals with many Wall Street clients, and the memo shows how seriously they consider the threat presented to powerful financial firms by the Occupy protests.
ows  occupy  politics 
november 2011 by deusx
Lt. John Pike Pepper Sprays Sitting Protesters, Boss ‘Very Proud’ of Her Officers - International Business Times
“This was a tough scene to walk into. This was 50 people and before you knew it, it probably grew close to 200. When you encircle a group of officers that are just trying to do their jobs, it’s kinda scary,” she said.

Those poor, scared, armored and armed police officers.
police  occupy  ows  ucdavis 
november 2011 by deusx
John Boehner’s Lobbyists Plan A Massive Hit Job On Occupy Wall Street
In short, they are going to run a smear campaign that would use the same Fox News talking points that haven’t worked so far. They are going to claim that George Soros is funding Occupy Wall Street, and that the movement is being run by the Democratic Party. Most troubling is their plan to carry surveillance on social media. They are going to monitor the social media used by OWS and what they intend to do that the memo didn’t directly state was spam social media with anti-Occupy Wall Street propaganda.
boehner  republicans  ows  occupy  protest 
november 2011 by deusx
Who Smashed the Laptops from Occupy Wall Street? Inside the NYPD's Lost and Found | Motherboard
it was as if someone along the way purposefully destroyed all confiscated electronics, a strategic smashing of at least part of the digital record logged by full-on occupiers. “Dude, all the laptops are in a row," he tells us, baffled and raking his shock of brown hair. "They’ve all been smashed with bats.” When asked about the mangled property, LiPani admits that, inevitably, certain items could’ve been damaged in the shuffle: “I’m not surprised,” he says, to hear of damaged laptops. He adds that the DSNY is providing clearance forms to those occupiers concerned their property may’ve been mishandled or misplaced.
ows  occupy  nypd  protest  laptops 
november 2011 by deusx
Police pepper spraying and arresting students at UC Davis - YouTube
Favorite: Police pepper spraying and arresting students at UC Davis, by terrydatiger Title says all. During peacefully Occupy Movement, police came in to tear down tents and proceeded to arrest students who stood in their way. Once students peacefully demanded the release of the arrested, a polic...
youtube  videos  ows  occupy  protest  ucdavis 
november 2011 by deusx
Daily Kos: Confirmed: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) coordinating Occupy raids
Many of us have been wondering why the raids on Occupy camps across the country have had such a coordinated feel. If only the official response to real social ills could have been as timely and widespread as the crackdown on peaceful demonstrators expressing their freedom of speech, assembly, and the press covering their protest. An article at was understandably derided as being under-sourced for a charge as serious as a national DHS crackdown on non-violent protests. However, we have now received confirmation via Amy Goodman's interview on the 11/17 episode of Democracy Now! with PERF Executive Director Chuck Wexler that this private NGO coordinated high-level conference calls amongst 40 police chiefs, distinct from the mayoral "therapy session" referred to by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, in order to broadcast advice and documentation about cracking down on the Occupy social movement.
ows  occupypolice  protest  politics 
november 2011 by deusx
Open Letter to Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi | UCDavis Bicycle Barricade
I call for your resignation because you are unfit to do your job. You are unfit to ensure the safety of students at UC Davis. In fact: you are the primary threat to the safety of students at UC Davis. As such, I call upon you to resign immediately.
ucdavis  ows  protest  california  occupy  police 
november 2011 by deusx
Yes of course pepper spray is a torture device - Hullabaloo
In 1997, environmentalists were staging a sit-in against the cutting of old forest in Humboldt county. The police sprayed pepper spray directly into the protesters eyes in similar fashion to what happened in UC yesterday and then used liquified pepper spray and applied it directly to the protesters eyes with q-tips. I'm not kidding. There's video:
pepperspray  police  ows  protest 
november 2011 by deusx
UC Davis Police Pepper-Spray Seated Students In Occupy Dispute (VIDEO) (UPDATES)
WASHINGTON -- On Friday, a group of University of California, Davis students, part of the Occupy Wall Street movement on campus, became the latest victims of alleged police brutality to be captured on video. The videos show the students seated on the ground as a UC Davis police officer brandishes a red canister of pepper spray, showing it off for the crowd before dousing the seated students in a heavy, thick mist.
police  pepperspray  ows  occupy 
november 2011 by deusx
Police Defend Use Of Force On ‘Occupy UC Davis’ « CBS Sacramento
DAVIS (CBS13) – Law enforcement officials defended the tactics used Friday to dismantle an encampment set up by “Occupy Wall Street” sympathizers on the UC Davis quad, a raid that drew accusations of excessive force from students after sitting protesters were subjected to pepper spray at point-blank range.
ows  ucdavis  polie 
november 2011 by deusx
Memo to American Bankers Association from lobbyists spells out $850,000 anti-OWS plan - Boing Boing
MSNBC's "Up with Chris Hayes" broke the story today of a memo by Washington D.C. lobbyists to the American Bankers Association on how to go about discrediting the Occupy Wall Street movement, which is evidently perceived as a powerful threat to the interests of the financial industry.
ows  politics  banks 
november 2011 by deusx
A Guide to the Occupy Wall Street API, Or Why the Nerdiest Way to Think About OWS Is So Useful - Technology - The Atlantic
This idea crystallized for me yesterday when Jonathan Glick, a long-time digital journalist, tweeted, "I think #OWS was working better as an API than a destination site anyway." If you get the idea, go ahead and skip ahead to the documentation below. If you don't get, let me explain why it might be the most useful way of thinking about #Occupy.
ows  apis  internet  twitter 
november 2011 by deusx
Photo of the day: police drag #OWS protester by her hair at #N17 - Boing Boing
NYPD cracking down on Occupy Wall Street protesters near the New York Stock Exchange on the November 17 Day of Action in NYC. Photograph by Jon Tayler (web), Columbia School of Journalism student, reporter, photographer. Via @katz, also as seen on The Awl.
police  ows  nyc  wtf 
november 2011 by deusx
Report: NYPD cop pushes New York Supreme Court Judge into wall - Boing Boing
I was there to take down the names of people who were arrested… As I’m standing there, some African-American woman goes up to a police officer and says, ‘I need to get in. My daughter’s there. I want to know if she’s OK.’ And he said, ‘Move on, lady.’ And they kept pushing with their sticks, pushing back. And she was crying. And all of a sudden, out of nowhere, he throws her to the ground and starts hitting her in the head,” says Smith. “I walk over, and I say, ‘Look, cuff her if she’s done something, but you don’t need to do that.’ And he said, ‘Lady, do you want to get arrested?’ And I said, ‘Do you see my hat? I’m here as a legal observer.’ He said, ‘You want to get arrested?’ And he pushed me up against the wall.
nys  ows  police 
november 2011 by deusx
carton rouge
“Something funny happened on my way to a transportation meeting in Northgate. As I got off the bus at 3rd and Pine I heard helicopters above. Knowing that the problems of New York would certainly precipitate action by Occupy Seattle, I thought I better check it out. Especially since only yesterday the City Government made a grandiose gesture to protect free speech. Well free speech does have its limits as I found out as the cops shoved their bicycles into the crowd and simultaneously pepper sprayed the so captured protesters. If it had not been for my Hero (Iraq Vet Caleb) I would have been down on the ground and trampled. This is what democracy looks like. It certainly left an impression on the people who rode the No. 1 bus home with me. In the women’s movement there were signs which said: “Screw us and we multiply.’”
ows  politics  freedom  protest 
november 2011 by deusx
Surprise, Homeland Security Coordinates #OWS Crackdowns
Remember when people were freaking out over the Patriot Act and Homeland Security and all this other conveniently ready-to-go post-9/11 police state stuff, because it would obviously be just a matter of time before the whole apparatus was turned against non-Muslim Americans when they started getting complain-y about the social injustice and economic injustice and income inequality and endless recession and permanent unemployment? That day is now, and has been for some time. But it’s also now confirmed that it’s now, as some Justice Department official screwed up and admitted that the Department of Homeland Security coordinated the riot-cop raids on a dozen major #Occupy Wall Street demonstration camps nationwide yesterday and today. (Oh, and tonight, too: Seattle is being busted up by the riot cops right now, so be careful out there.)
ows  police  politics  patriotact  dhs 
november 2011 by deusx
Did Bloomberg do Occupy Wall Street a favor? - The Washington Post
In aggressively clearing them from the park, Bloomberg spared them that fate. Zuccotti Park wasn’t emptied by weather, or the insufficient commitment of protesters. It was cleared by pepper spray and tear gas. It was cleared by police and authority. It was cleared by a billionaire mayor from Wall Street and a request by one of America’s largest commercial real estate developers. It was cleared, in other words, in a way that will temporarily reinvigorate the protesters and give Occupy Wall Street the best possible chance to become whatever it will become next.
ows  occupywallstreet  politics  winter  occupy 
november 2011 by deusx
Are police becoming militarized? -
ust how bad is the civil unrest associated with the Occupy protests in some U.S. cities?

This bad: There is an online petition calling on California Gov. Jerry Brown to send the National Guard to protect Occupy Oakland protesters from the city's police department.
ows  occupywallstreet  occupyoakland  police  occupy 
november 2011 by deusx
Opposers of #Occupying | Trase Rants
The irony is that they are just playing into the hands of those in the 1% who want to see this cultural uprising squashed. They are the Kent to Prof. Terry Hathaway.
politics  ows  occupywallstreet  funny  occupy 
november 2011 by deusx
Occupier/Army Ranger in ICU: Oakland PD "jumped me" - Boing Boing
Kayvan Sabeghi, a veteran of the US Army Rangers, is in the ICU at Oakland's Highland General Hospital after a clash with Oakland PD during the Occupy Oakland protests. Sabeghi claims he was "jumped" by OPD officers who severely beat him and subsequently denied him medical treatment.
politics  ows  occupyoakland 
november 2011 by deusx
How I Learned to Love the Goddamn Hippies - The Daily Beast
Andrew Sullivan on how he learned to love the ‘goddam hippies’—and why their protests aren’t going to end.
politics  occupywallstreet  ows  hippies  occupy 
november 2011 by deusx
Watch an Innocent Guy Get Shot with a Rubber Bullet By the Oakland Police for No Reason
If you watch the video, you can hear Campbell repeatedly ask the police if "this is okay?". I think it's safe to assume that Campbell was verifying with the police if it was okay to film them and if he was at a proper distance from the police line. He asks this question multiple times before continuing to film. Hearing nothing back, Campbell films the rest of the police line at a respectable distance until... he gets shot by an asshole police officer. What the hell? You can see the rubber bullet (bean bag? another projectile?) being fired and hitting Campbell in the video.
to:tumblr  ows  occupyoakland  police 
november 2011 by deusx
Rich Class fighting 99%, winning big-time - Paul B. Farrell - MarketWatch
They’re fighting you, winning big-time, and you’re the loser. It’s just one generation since conservatives put Reagan in office: In those three short decades the income and wealth of the top 1% has tripled while the income of the bottom 99% of all Americans has stagnated or dropped.
Yes, folks, America really is under attack daily. We are fighting on the defense in an historic class warfare. Yes, the Rich Class really did start this war. And yes, they really are winning, big-time. And yes, they are addicted to winning at all costs, to get richer and richer just for the sake of getting richer and richer.
economy  jobs  wealth  money  politics  ows  occupywallstreet  occupy 
november 2011 by deusx
Daily Kos: The bank said 'You'll be back.'
Anyway, the bankster told her "You'll be back. Credit unions can't provide the services you need." We'll see about that.
money  banking  ows 
november 2011 by deusx
Assholes and proud of it - Hullabaloo
In the middle of an Occupy Chicago teach-in this week, traders at the Chicago Board of Trade dumped several sheets of paper on top of the heads of protesters below. Demonstrators were angered to find out they were showered with employment applications for McDonald’s.
ows  occupychicago  politics  mcdonalds 
november 2011 by deusx
We ask a OPD officer why he had his name badge covered.... on Vimeo
This how to properly engage with police when they do suspicious things. We were riding by on bikes and noticed hes hiding his name and has no badge number. SO we decided to ask him. He did not answer, we asked a ranking officer is that policy? The LT. quickly went about fixing his attitude. This is a common practice among cops at occupy's around the US .That way he/she cannot be named or referenced if he participates in police miss-conduct . Its in most police departments policies that all officers in uniform must show some form of identification. OPD does not wear badges with #'s, how do we hold anyone accountable?
occupyoakland  ows  occupywallstreet  police  video  to:tumblr  occupy 
november 2011 by deusx
Grace Lee Boggs' Message to Occupy Wall Street Part 2 on Vimeo
The conversation continues with Detroit philosopher and activist Grace Lee Boggs. Grace has more than 70 years experience as a movement activist and offers this message to the 99%.
detroit  revolution  ows  occupywallstreet  videos  to:tumblr  occupy 
november 2011 by deusx
Jon Stewart Scolds the 'Bad Occupiers' of Occupy Wall Street
Jon Stewart started out on tonight's Daily Show by acknowledging that the Occupy Wall Street movement resonates with many people across the country. Except for "one small caveat." Stewart then replayed footage from a previous episode in which he warned the movement against violence, followed by ...
ifttt  shared  occupywallstreet  ows  occupy 
november 2011 by deusx
"He has the right to speak," said the cop to the banker : occupywallstreet
TL;DR - I handed out flyers. The bankers panicked and called their private security people, then more private security and finally the cops. That's when they found out that they didn't have a leg to stand on
banks  bofa  law  police  occupywallstreet  ows  occupy 
november 2011 by deusx
Cops defend posting Occupy protester photos
The Portland (Ore.) Police Bureau is posting photos of Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested in that city onto its Facebook page, and this has got some members of the public buzzing.
facebook  occupywallstreet  police  portland  oregon  ows  occupy 
november 2011 by deusx
Satire on Occupy Wall Street Trips Up Rick Perry - Washington Wire - WSJ
Problem is, there is no “Jeremy.” The quote was from a satirical piece by columnist Mark Schatzker, entitled “Occupy Toronto: The one-week anniversary party.” Above that headline was the word, “Satire.”
funny  politics  satire  occupywallstreet  rickperry  ows  occupy 
november 2011 by deusx
Mayor Bloomberg: 'It Was Not The Banks That Created The Mortgage Crisis' | ThinkProgress
A favorite conservative pastime since the financial crisis of 2008 struck is to try and deflect blame away from Wall Street and its excesses and onto Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and government housing policy. No matter how many times the theory that the government mortgage giants caused the crisis gets debunked, it keeps on coming back to life.
politics  occupywallstreet  economy  bloomberg  ows  occupy 
november 2011 by deusx
Bank Of America CEO To Activists: The Pressure Is Working » Rainforest Action Network Blog
Via Crooks & Liars we learn that Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan is “incensed” about all the pressure being brought to bear on his bank and its shady practices. In other words, what Moynihan is saying is: “The pressure is working. Keep it up.”
occupywallstreet  banks  economy  bofa  ows  occupy 
november 2011 by deusx
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