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The crowd at OccupyWallStreet learns they defeated an attempt to close down the park!
Friday, October 14, 2011
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Update: Occupy Wall Street Responds to Bloomberg’s Cleaning ‘Eviction Notice’
After being told that they would have to “temporarily” vacate Zuccotti Park for sanitation reasons by Mayor Bloomberg, Occupy Wall Street responded to what one member is calling “an eviction notice.”
"We won’t allow Bloomberg and the NYPD to foreclose our occupation.
This is an occupation, not a permitted picnic."
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While the MSM criticizes the demonstrators for being anarchist hippies, corporate media outlets don't actually go into the crowd that much to listen to what the frustrated people have to say. Reporters go live from across the street. TV satellite trucks are on stand-by for violence and arrests. The independent and foreign channels are the ones covering the important issues from within the action. RT's Anastasia Churkina takes a look at media coverage of Occupy Wall Street.
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How Anonymous emerged to Occupy Wall Street
Mocked at first by some, Occupy Wall Street is showing the potential of online 'hacktivism' allied with street protest
Defying harsh critiques from Stephen Colbert and slews of bloggers who scoffed last week at the "leaderless", "directionless", Frisbee-throwing hipsters camping out on cardboard at a random New York City park in the financial district, Occupy Wall Street appears to be gaining ground. From the modest 200 occupiers last week, numbers of protesters rose to an estimated peak of approximately 3,000 to 5,000 at the weekend's march. Media attention has grown exponentially.
After taking their inspiration from the Egyptian "one demand" model, Occupy Wall Street have now released their list of "one" demands, bringing much-needed clarity to their objectives. The movement has moved to reach out to a broader base, including labor unions. Last week's execution of Troy Davis also contributed to the growth of Occupy Wall Street as crowds of protesters in Zucotti Park, renamed Liberty Plaza, swelled to approximately 1,500 last Thursday night demanding an end to capital punishment.
Violence caught on camera over the weekend of police arresting approximately 80 protesters and, in one now-notorious case, apparently spraying mace into the faces of female protesters has generated an outcry over the NYPD's "cowardly" use of force on peaceful protesters. Thanks to these two incidents, says one protester, Danny Garza, "Occupy Wall Street has gotten bigger than we ever thought it could be."
But the protest's profile cannot be measured purely in numbers of street protesters: on the periphery of Liberty Plaza is a parallel internet-based activism buttressing the movement. Under the banner of the virtual collective Anonymous, these "hacktivists" are now engaged in the physical action of street protest. "Groundfags" in Liberty Park communicate back and forth with online activists. The new dynamics of combined street and online activism have significantly underpinned Occupy Wall Street as a distinctive new movement.
"We can physically be at a protest one day and the next day show up online," according to an Anonymous activist who goes by the name of "MotorMouth". The most concrete example of this symbiotic relationship is the rapid online identification by Anonymous activists of an NYPD officer they claim to have been the perpetrator in the pepper-spray incident.
Naming an individual police officer may be a controversial tactic, but Occupy Wall Street has used social networking media as a positive organisational tool. When it emerged that a handful of activists were prepared to incite rioting and provoke the police days before Occupy Wall Street was to begin, Anonymous developed a Twitter application called URGE, launching an online campaign designed to quell potential violence. Anonymous "culture-jammed" Twitter with messages to keep protests peaceful, using top Twitter trends from around the world.
The involvement of Anonymous activists has also helped the movement make new connections. When activists expressed outrage at Troy Davis's execution on Wednesday night, Anonymous linked the death penalty with the protests. One Anonymous figure, by the name of "Jackal", says: "This is a new way to protest. Many of us have done our fair share of street protesting. But they drag us into the streets, and they mace us. Now we have brought our protests into the online social media space. We do it all at once -- the street protesting along with our distributed denial of service [DDoS] attacks. We are a bit of an online flash mob."
What will become of Occupy Wall Street is uncertain: protesters now face eviction from Zucotti Park; yet the movement has sparked similar activism in Chicago, Boston, Denver and other cities throughout the United States. Much has been written about the "Twitter revolution" dimension of the Arab Spring; now it looks as though, in this emerging alliance between street protest and online activism, the Arab Spring is turning to American Fall.
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Occupy Dame Street:: Irish Central Bank in Dublin's City Center
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In 1967, Howard and Rosemary Harris were two of many Americans that were tired of seeing the damage done to their country by the Vietnam War. In a time when many were taking to the streets, protesting with actions and words, the Bellingham couple decided to do their part in the resistance. Howard declared he would stand in front of the Bellingham Federal Building in a silent peace vigil every day until the war ended.
This dedication sparked a movement, and Bellingham’s Friday afternoon peace vigil is recognized as the longest-running weekly peace demonstration in the nation, according to the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center.
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One Indignant marcher brutally kicked in the face by a policeman in civilian cloth[es]
Wednesday 12th of October of 2011, a group of 30 indignant decided to occupy the headquaters on Dexia Bank in Brussels. As characteristic of this movement, the occupation was done pacifically sitting in the sofas of the reception hall and pasting flyers on the windows on that floor. Minutes after uniformed police and other citizens appeared in the building and began to push them with the objective of throwing them out.
They directed them to the door. Some of them stayed behind and began to be reduced to the floor violently, pushed down with their hands behind their backs and handcuffed.
One of the officers, dressed in civilian clothing and without identifying himself pushed one of the idignants, a girl of Greek origin, making her fall to the floor, grabbing her by the hair and dragging her on the floor, finally punching her in the face. Those already in the exterior of the building began to offer their support to their colleages by shouting and singing against the violence.
When all those detained were together on the floor in a circle, the same police officer responsable for the aggression minutes earlier returned to the same girl and kicked her in the face while she was handcuffed and defenseless.
After a while, the people outside managed to speak with the police. They promised the police to leave if they let go of those detained. 20 minutes later, the 7 people were freed and they exchanged a big collective hug and continued on their way.
Should the situation become too much for the nation states’ baton-wielding police, we have a paramilitary force waiting in the wings – Eurogendfor (European Gendarmerie Force).
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Jesus loves everyone. He loves innocents, he loves sinners, he loves cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels. And according to the United States Air Force, Jesus loves atomic intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear mass-murdering too. That's basically what they have been telling their nuclear missile officers for decades under a special ethics training program colloquially known as Jesus Loves Nukes. It seems that the use of nuclear weapons to destroy enemy populations is perfectly fine according to their interpretation of Christian ethics. Now, after being exposed by Truth-Out and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, the Air Force is canceling it.
What is it?
The "ethics" training—imparted by USAF chaplains—uses many passages of the Old and New Testament to justify the use of atomic weapons to obliterate innocent populations (aka the enemy). Its core document, a 43-page Powerpoint presentation, also quotes St Augustine's Causes to Just War. It contains references to Hiroshima and Nagasaki too, teaching the official—and much debated—excuse for the bombing of those two Japanese cities.
The document also dedicates an entire slide to rocket scientist Wernher Von Braun, who justifies the use of missiles as a morally just decision:
We knew that we had created a new means of warfare and the question as to what nation, to what victorious nation we were willing to entrust this brainchild of ours was a moral decision more than anything else. We wanted to see the world spared another conflict such as Germany had just been through and we felt that only by surrendering such a weapon to people who are guided by the Bible could such an assurance to the world be best secured.
Braun, before becoming one of the fathers of the space program, was a Nazi scientist who used Jewish prisoners to make the V-2 missiles that terrorized London during the end of World War II. Those words were his justification for the use of those bombs. By the way, the emphasis on that quote is in the original document.~ more... ~
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