#Occupy Wall Street continues to spin off new heroes.
"She wouldn't take my money. That was the day of the eviction of Zuccotti, the same day. And she'd been listening to the news all day, she saw everything that had happened."
"I can't charge you money, this is for the people," she said.
She was born in the projects. She opened up her home to us.
Commenter in response thread - "Throughout the United States a million conservative heads just exploded."
The above is a comment thread response to the posted excerpt of an interview with the 45-year old creator of the Verizon Building-projected 'bat-signal' designed to celebrate the two-month birthday of Occupy Wall Street.
"99% / MIC CHECK! / LOOK AROUND / YOU ARE A PART / OF A GLOBAL UPRISING / WE ARE A CRY / FROM THE HEART / OF THE WORLD / WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE / ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE / HAPPY BIRTHDAY / #OCCUPY MOVEMENT / OCCUPY WALL STREET / list of cities, states and countries / OCCUPY EARTH / WE ARE WINNING / IT IS THE BEGINNING OF THE BEGINNING / DO NOT BE AFRAID / LOVE."
- Attorney for the Department of Justice, California, Northern District (Melinda L. Haag)
- FBI Special Agent in Charge, FBI San Francisco (Stephanie Douglas)
Investigate Oakland Police actions on 10/25/11 against OWS Protesters
Our bureaucracy and law enforcement is practicing acts of violence and tactical terrorism against its own citizens. These citizens are fully backed by their legal rights afforded to them by the US Constitution. These acts are unacceptable on moral, legal, and humanitarian grounds. We the people will not stand for this abuse. This is about democracy. This is about human rights, your human rights.
The Mayor Ms. Jean Quan ordered these attacks, and we request that she be investigated thoroughly for human rights violations against the American people. The police officers who obeyed her unconstitutional, unethical, and illegal orders are legally responsible for what they have done. They had a choice to obey or disobey, as their counterparts in Albany recently did. They proceeded with these actions and they are fully culpable for the choice they made and the harm and injuries that they caused.
#OccupyWallStreet has issued an emergency appeal for support tonight, after New York City mayor (and billionaire) Michael Bloomberg directed NYPD to force the #OWS protesters out of the public space they have been camping in for over three weeks. Ostensibly, Mayor Billionberg wants the park area to be "cleaned," and so the protesters need to leave "temporarily."
The situation at the site of the #OWS camp is reportedly tense as police gather to begin their assault.
So, tonight, October 13, 2011, one more time, Mayor Billionberg and USA elites are showing us just how outrageously corrupt they have made America. A corporation giving unlimited contributions towards political campaigns: according to these elites, that is "free speech," and they even have a Supreme Court ruling, the notorious Citizens United v. FEC, that explicitly says so. Corporations have free speech rights, and no one can interfere, no matter how obviously corrupt our political system is made by the billions of dollars of corporate campaign contributions, and secret funding of attack ads.
But, American citizens camping in a public space to make an explicitly political message? Oh, no, no, NO, that is NOT free speech. Not in the United States of America, home of the free and land of the brave, on October 13, 2011.
I feel only shame and disgust for this sorry spectacle of cruelly twisted definitions of freedom. Corporations have rights. People don’t. And I feel loathing and contempt for the conservatives and economists and MBAs and rentiers and speculators and usurers, who have brought the republic to this nadir, with their evil, anti-human "free market" theology.
Senator Sanders addresses the dangers of class warfare that Presidential-aspirant, Mit Romney, detects rising from the ranks of the Occupiers of Wall Street.
But, first, I found actual evidence of the real danger, in the form of pissed-off librarians!
As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.
As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known.
This is a whitehouse.gov petition asking President Obama's Administration to recognize the protest movement, #OccupyWallStreet. .
we petition the obama administration to:
Mr.Obama, this is a petition for you to publicly recognize, whether in a live speech, or in one of your weekly youtube addresses, the #occupywallstreet movement that is currently taking place in NYC.
These men and women are trying to send a message to their fellow Americans and to the world- the big banks and the super-rich, who is "buying out congress", are the primary drivers of the ongoing recession.
Unfortunately, they are largely being ignored by the media in the United States due to the "small size" of the protests. Note that "small size" has not deterred Fox, CNN and other US news channels/newspapers from covering, and even putting on the front page, Tea Party and other far right protests, some of which have had as little as 100 people (#occupywallst varies from 500-3000)
From what I'm able to tell, the organized protest movement that began a sustained encampment in Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park (aka Liberty Park) under the banner of #OccupyWallStreet, is filling the classic script presaged by Gil Scott-Heron.
Of course, the owners of the commercial broadcast media responsible for keeping the wheels of American commerce spinning so favorably and so fast, in their direction, probably don't see so much editorial room in their broadcast day for news about the protests against the investment banks that have done so much damage to the world's finanicial markets.
So, of oourse, in full irony, I refer you to Current TV and Keith Olbermann's chat with Michael Moore to help make that point, you know that they know.
So, how much of the Wall Street protest does anyone get piping through their commercial advertisement sustained broadcasting?
The Guardian piece, "Occupy Wall Street - the protestors speak," seems one of the few reports I have encountered that gives substantial coverage of what the protestors have to say.