Charlie Rose - Amy Goodman of Democracy Now talks about Occupy Wall Street

truthcontrol:

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10.20.11
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Chicago, IL

truthcontrol:

“More and More Donations!”

10.20.11

Jackson & LaSalle

Chicago, IL

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cultureofresistance:

While an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 Occupy Wall Street protesters flooded into Times Square on Saturday, there was still a regular New York general assembly at 7 p.m. During that meeting, according to sources who contacted The Huffington Post, the Zuccotti Park General Assembly — though at a reduced presence due to the Times Square march — approved the formation of a new working group.

This “Demands Working Group” then immediately “established a website and fairly educated/articulated list of solutions.” A separate group out of Zuccotti Park has also been working on a list of possible proposals, but a member of the Education and Empowerment Working Group said he suspects the Demands Working Group’s list will become the national platform.

They’ve posted the list online but they’ve also made this announcement under the radar — a national convention to be held July 4, 2012:

WE, THE NINETY-NINE PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in order to form a more perfect Union, by, for and of the PEOPLE, shall elect and convene a NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY beginning on July 4, 2012 in the City Of Philadelphia.

They plan to elect delegates by direct vote, one male and one female per each of the 435 Congressional Districts. The office would be open to any United States citizen over the age of 18. The 870 delegates would then compose a petition of grievances that would be non-partisan.

The posted “demands” are only a working list of “suggestions,” however. Number one and two are a ban on private contributions to politicians seeking or holding federal office and instead public financing for campaigns, and a constitutional amendment to reverse the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court.

The list then goes on to suggest single-payer national health care, immediate passage of the DREAM Act, a jobs plan, a deficit reduction plan and recalling military personnel at all non-essential bases.

The movement would also reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act, increase regulation and increase taxes by way of eliminating corporate tax loopholes.

The idea of coming up with a list of demands has been controversial among protesters.

David Sauvage, who directs videos for the Occupy Wall Street protests and supports the movement, said he viewed demands as being too similar to talking points.

But Daniel Lerner, a physicist and member of the Demands Working Group, argued to Mother Jones that their demands would have wide appeal.

In their list, however, they close with one last warning: if Congress, the President and the Supreme Court do not act on the settled grievances the movement eventually comes up with, its members are prepared to form a third, independent political party to run in every Congressional seat in 2014 and 2016.

(Source: socialuprooting, via occupywallstreet)

occupyboston:

Internationally-recognized author, linguist, and activist Noam Chomsky will be speaking at Occupy Boston in Dewey Square tomorrow, October 19 at 6:15 pm as part of the Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture Series. Chomsky has already released statements of support for both Occupy Boston and Occupy Wall Street, and we are honored to be hosting him.

(via occupywallstreet)

good:

From cardboard to Photoshop: Occupy Design brings infographics to the aid of the 99 Percent.
Browse the full collection on GOOD→

good:

From cardboard to Photoshop: Occupy Design brings infographics to the aid of the 99 Percent.

Browse the full collection on GOOD→

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liberalsarecool:

The rational mind of America is awakening.

liberalsarecool:

The rational mind of America is awakening.

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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Anti-Wall Street protests have won broad support among New York City voters, who would overwhelmingly favor tougher regulations on the financial industry, new poll results showed on Monday. 

Sixty-seven percent of those who responded to a Quinnipiac University survey said they agreed with the Occupy Wall Street protesters, who are upset that banks were allowed to earn huge profits after being bailed out during the recession, while average Americans remained under financial strain. 

An even wider margin, 87 percent, agreed with the protesters’ right to camp out in Lower Manhattan, as long as they obeyed the law. The movement began staging rallies more than a month ago.

(via occupyonline)


Occupy Miami (Oct 15) Credit: Annie Segarra

Occupy Miami (Oct 15) Credit: Annie Segarra

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I know petitions aren’t the best way to help the Occupy Movement, but there are an easy way, that doesn’t take much time out of anyone’s day to sign and spread.

More helpful ways that can help, are e-mailing the mayor of Atlanta, at mayorreed@atlantaga.gov or calling him at 404-330-6100.

Also, the Atlanta Council can be reached at (404) 330-6030.

Of course, there’s always occupying that can be done, if you’re around the area, last time I checked Occupy Atlanta was only about 200 strong. I just figured I’d link to a petition as again, that’s easiest thing anyone can do, is sign an online petition, and then list some other options that help as well.  

occupyonline:

Everything You Need to Know About Occupy Wall Street
A timeline of the movement, from February to today       
By David Weigel and Lauren Hepler 
Posted Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at 7:17 PM ET
Occupy Wall Street and the whole Occupy movement grew quickly. Their origins were little-covered and obscure; their later actions have been mobbed by reporters and cameras, with a lot of confusion about their goals. Above, you can see a timeline of the movement, which will be updated as it evolves.
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SOURCE: Sorry everyone if it wasn’t obvious from the fact this was re-blogged from real-news but all the above text is credited to real-news. For future reference, please assume that any text accompanying a reblog is the original author’s text. I apologize if I mistakenly assumed most people commenting on the occupy movement had taken the time to compile information in order to share news with people rather than for credit and acclaim. Personally, that is so far from my mind, I didn’t consider how removing block quotes in order to make it easier for others to locate and read news might breach social protocol of credit sourcing.  I truly apologize for my transgression to real-news - who, it should be repeated, solely did the work in locating and blogging this fantastic piece of real news for your education. Please be sure to send all your thanks to real-newspersonally, for it was not I who found or wrote anything to do with this timeline.             

occupyonline:

Everything You Need to Know About Occupy Wall Street

A timeline of the movement, from February to today       

Posted Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at 7:17 PM ET

Occupy Wall Street and the whole Occupy movement grew quickly. Their origins were little-covered and obscure; their later actions have been mobbed by reporters and cameras, with a lot of confusion about their goals. Above, you can see a timeline of the movement, which will be updated as it evolves.

(full size image)

SOURCE: Sorry everyone if it wasn’t obvious from the fact this was re-blogged from real-news but all the above text is credited to real-news. For future reference, please assume that any text accompanying a reblog is the original author’s text. I apologize if I mistakenly assumed most people commenting on the occupy movement had taken the time to compile information in order to share news with people rather than for credit and acclaim. Personally, that is so far from my mind, I didn’t consider how removing block quotes in order to make it easier for others to locate and read news might breach social protocol of credit sourcing.  I truly apologize for my transgression to real-news - who, it should be repeated, solely did the work in locating and blogging this fantastic piece of real news for your education. Please be sure to send all your thanks to real-newspersonally, for it was not I who found or wrote anything to do with this timeline.             

(via occupyonline)

Why does the media choose not to cover the global revolution?

occupyallstreets:

It is not in the financial  interests of mainstream media corporations to prioritise #Occupy demonstrations because the investments of said corporations are tied into the financial instruments within the financial system which the Occupy movement has the potential to bring down.

What do you think?

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