November 30, 2011

Theodore Treehouse is doing a kickstarter



theodore treehouse is a band that I'm in.

we're raising money for our next album.

if you click the link above, you'll get to see a list of all sorts of cool things that you can get for pledging.

The 1% believes their own bullshit



Yeah yeah, you're totally essential for all of humanity to continue existing, rather than a parasite on society who exploits an imbalanced system that rewards your sociopathy and greed. Uh-huh. Sure...

November 29, 2011

November 27, 2011

60 minutes: Congress and Inside Trading

This is not a GOP vs DNC problem. They BOTH do it. And it SHOULD be ILLEGAL.

THIS is why it makes equal sense to Occupy both DC and Wall Street.



h/t @NaomiWolf

Joey Quits

This is a slow burn. Worth the wait.




Visit JoeyQuits.com if you're a hotel worker who wants to make public your story of an unjust workplace!

Write to joeyquits@gmail.com for info on submitting your story.




YOU COULD PROBABLY BUY THIS SHIRT AND WEAR IT AND STUFF:


November 26, 2011

Black Friday & Pepper Spray



So Black Friday has become more hilariously stupid than ever before, thanks in large part to the occupy movement, and the ongoing double standards of the corporate-owned media.

Now the Occupy Movement, as far as I know, hasn’t actually done anything in regards to Black Friday. All they did was camp out in a public space for the last two months, and then get assaulted by police officers for exercising the most sacred right in our democracy- the first amendment.

I guess who I should actually be thanking then, are the assholes in the NYPD and other police departments around the united states who have reacted to the peaceful demonstrators in the Occupy movement with insanely stupid shows brutality and violence.

Now it’s long been a tradition that on Black Friday, people camped out, not on public property, but on PRIVATE PROPERTY. For DAYS! Using TENTS and SLEEPING BAGS, in the hopes of being first in line to tithe their meager and ever shrinking income to the golden calf of consumption. It’s long been the case here in the USA that you can camp out for capitalism, but not for democracy. Black Friday shoppers didn’t get pepper sprayed.

At least not right away. In a Los Angeles area Wal Mart there was a woman who found a crowd grabbing wildly for discounted XBox game consoles like so many zombies tearing at the flesh of a live victim in a scene from dawn of the dead (which appropriately enough, takes place in a shopping mall).

Now competitive shopping is nothing new here in America. It’s long been something beloved by the news media and retailers alike. Economic Analysts actually use the number of people trampled on black friday as an economic indicator, the more people trampled, injured, and killed, the better the outlook-- which of course carries with it a whole other set of moral implications for capitalism which I won’t even bother to get into here. And this woman proceeded to take Competitive Shopping to a whole new level of batshit insane.

She pulled out a spray canister of that same chemical weapon used against the youth in Oakland, NYC, UC Davis and countless other occupations around the united states, she pulled out a canister of pepper spray, and proceeded to spray 30 people with the product to break up the crowd, so that she could get her hands on an XBox before they were all gone.
Now apparently, in the court of public opinion, Police cannot be held responsible for their actions, but consumers can, because she is potentially facing 20 counts of assault and battery for the injuries caused by the use of this chemical agent.

Now, I want to repeat this, because it’s really interesting how the media covers the same substance being used in two different incidents.

When pepper spray is used against mindless consumer zombies who are engaged in the idiocy that is consumer capitalism, THAT is assault and battery, and the victims are described as having “injuries.” Yes, apparently if pepper spray is used on you while shopping, it can cause injuries.

However, when pepper spray is used on peaceful demonstrators, it’s merely a “chemical irritant.”

Well, I’m pretty irritated by this double standard.




A real life example of what I'm talking about:

Motherf**king Huey Long



Just came across this and felt a need to share.

November 24, 2011

Oakland Police start "The Thanksgiving Potty Police-Riot of 2011"



Police attack Oakland residents at Thanksgiving dinner 2011. Porta-potties were delivered, police prevented them from being unloaded. People had to pee.

While attempting to get the potties unloaded, a police officer attacked one resident dragging him to ground and arresting him.

Later in the video, you can see a cop drawing his taser, and a resident preventing him from discharging his weapon.

Another example of cops creating civil unrest at peaceful gatherings by showing force for ridiculous reasons, such as guarding portapotties, camping, and exercising freedom of speech and assembly.

h/t to Lauren for bringing this to my attention

Black Friday / Buy NOTHING Day / Giftmas

Begin the running of the idiots!





There's going to be a bunch of videos like this one from 2010 surfacing on YouTube tomorrow, I'm sure.

So there's this video I made like two years ago:


And here's a video I made in 2008:



^^Music: Modulation Experiment #3 by Asher Platts^^
Video: The Punk Patriot

Wear this while occupying the mall




November 23, 2011

Pregnant 'Occupy Seattle' Protester miscarries after Police brutality

It was reported today that Jennifer Fox, the 19 year-old protester who was pepper sprayed and kicked in the stomach by Seattle Police, has miscarried.

The Daily Mail reports:

'I was standing in the middle of the crowd when the police started moving in,' Ms Fox has said.
‘I was screaming, “I am pregnant, I am pregnant. Let me through. I am trying to get out,”’ she continued.

After being kicked and sprayed, she was rushed to the hospital by ambulance where she said an ultrasound confirmed that her baby had not been affected.

But she began cramping and went back to the hospital five days later, and she said she was then told by doctors that there was no heartbeat for the baby.




Jennifer Fox shortly after the brutality occured:


My reaction on the day of the incident

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From Kevin Farrell:

Seattle police sergeant Sean Whitcomb: “We are aware of a claim that a pregnant woman who attended the November 15 Occupy Seattle march has been treated for miscarriage. We are also aware that she has attributed the miscarriage to the use of pepper spray and physical contact by Seattle police officers. No formal complaint has been made. Consistent with standard procedure, the Office of Professional Accountability, or OPA, has initiated an internal investigation to look into the matter further. The OPA investigators will be actively searching for any information that will support this claim.”



N17 from Dennis Trainor

Thanksgiving Message to the Occupy Movement



Occupy Wall Street: What do they want?

I think its obvious what we want. Any idiot who spends 15 minutes at any occupation talking with the people at it can come away with a sense of what our demands are.

The economic mode upon which our society is based, by whatever name you want to call it, is a homicidal machine, which requires us to ignore the connections between the way we live, and the problems in the world. For the machine to continue working, requires us to devalue the lives of others-- the lives of people we will never meet, either because they live far away in another state or another country, or because we will not live to see them born.

For the machine to continue working, requires us to ignore the fact that the lights are on in your house right now are powered most likely by coal, and that extracting that coal from the ground means that there are people in Pennsylvannia and West Virginia are going to die of cancer and mercury poisoning.

For the machine to continue working, requires us not to think about the fact that your cell phone or laptop’s wifi is made possible through the rape and forced labor of women in central africa, who are brutalized and forced to work in mines to extract the rare earth minerals used in wireless devices.

For the machine to continue working, requires us to ignore that our grandchildren’s grandchildren will inherit an earth characterized more by toxic chemicals and poisoned air, water, and soil, and less by unspoiled wilderness than the one we were born into.

For the machine to continue working, requires us to ignore the fact that we are killing the very planet that sustains us. Requires us to ignore the fact that human beings are so in control of the elements of nature, that we have fundamentally altered the chemistry of the ocean, causing massive dieoffs of coral reefs. We have filled the ocean with garbage. There is an island the size of Texas, made of garbage, floating in the Pacific Gyre.

We all know that this is wrong. We all know that there is a better way to do things, though we may not be sure how to get there from here.

The machine must be stopped. The homicidal machine that is western crony capitalism, it’s made of all of us. When we comply with the roles that the system has set for us, when we “do what we’re supposed to” we become more and more trapped by it.

But we cannot simply walk away. The grip of the machine on our lives is too great.

If the machine has a brain, the center of that machine is in Washington DC.
If the machine has a heart, it’s the Stock Exchange on Wall Street.

I would like to revitalize the call of the Occuppy Wall Street movement. This is not about sleeping outside. That is not what the movement is about. It’s about creating a new world. That new world is in its infancy right now, and the old world has been trying to crush it before it even has a chance to take hold. But this new world has taken hold. Now that it is in its infancy, the machine is going to try to destroy it. This new world is a direct threat to the old world’s existence.

In order to make this new world possible, we must stop the machine from working. We must shut down the heart and brain of the homicidal machine.

There is a prophesy by the elders of the indigenous people who live now where the Keystone XL pipeline will soon be. This prophesy says, that one day, the ways of mankind will be so wrong, and so dangerous to the earth, that mother earth will rise up to correct things, and that the people of the world must either rise up with Mother Earth, or face extermination.

Those of us in the Occupy Movement, we are like White Blood Cells.

Our world has been infected by a homicidal mode of economy, a homicidal mode of thought.

We must heal the earth, we must heal ourselves.

We must clog the New York Stock Exchange with our bodies and prevent it from functioning, we must clog the halls of congress with our bodies and prevent it from functioning. We must remain there, like white blood cells attacking an infection, until the homicidal machine is dismantled.

Have you ever been surfing?

Right now there is a wave of energy gathering. When a large wave gathers energy, the ocean pulls backwards away from the shore. The ocean becomes thin and shallow. There is a lull. The larger the wave, the greater the lull.

This winter will most likely prove to be the lull before that next wave.

At the point before things turn in the other direction, the draw out to sea is strong, and it looks like you are being pulled away from the shore. But if, during this low point, you are able to look around and position yourself well, you can ride the coming surge all the way in to the shore.

So occupiers, this winter, stay strong. Hold your ground, but don’t worry too much about short term direct action this winter. It’s cold. It’s time to focus our energy inward, to focus on staying warm, and on survival. This spring, during the week of the Vernal Equinox, when the earth’s life force surges forward, let us surge with it. Let us descend by the hundreds of thousands on both Wall Street and DC, and shut the machine down.

A homeless man came up to me while I was at the Occupation of Freedom Plaza in DC, and he said to me out of the blue, “I’m going to say this to you, because you seem like the kind of person who can appreciate this-- Being here in this space, I don’t have to say anything to be heard. I have power that comes from simply being here.”

That’s turned out to be true for the entire occupy movement.

While I spent time on Wall Street, and in Washington, DC, I’ve seen how scared the machine is of us.
At the Chamber of Commerce, all we had to do was show up, and they shut the building down.

At the Hart Senate office building, we showed up, and they shut the building down.

At the Rayburn House offices, 15 people showed up, and they shut down the hallways, not even allowing congressional staffers through.

Our power comes from simply being there. The machine is used to us misdirecting our anger into online petitions, facebook groups, rallies, symbolic protests. But if we simply SHOW UP to the scene where the crime is happening, suddenly the homicidal machine is exposed for exactly how powerless, naked, and illegitimate it really is.

It’s true. You want to stop the machine? All you have to do is show up, and the machine, which knows exactly how weak and frail it is, will go into self-preservation mode. At that point, the only thing we need to do is wait. If we scare the machine into shutting itself down out of fear, every day, for weeks on end, the machine will starve itself to death. If the machine lashes out with violence, it only betrays the total lack of legitimacy that this machine has a right to exist. It does not. The homicidal machine must be stopped for the sake of all of humanity.

On this vernal equinox, March 20th, let’s simultaneously, invade the New York Stock Exchange in, and the halls of Congress in DC and bring the gears of the machine to a halt.

Will I see you there? I hope so.

November 17, 2011

Photos from #N17 #OWS

Bloomberg says less than 1,000 people protested today. He must have had his back turned to the other 29,000 who were out in the streets today when he was counting.

#OWS protesters took their stories of being screwed by the US financial system to the Subway, using the People's Mic:

For no reason, NYPD kettled people into Zuccotti, with riot helmets on, and billy clubs drawn:

Police using Barricades as a weapon on the kettled protesters:

Brendan "Romania" who sustained a head injury when NYPD pushed him to the ground, hitting his head on a curb:

Police acting like 3rd grade bullies, pulling on people's ponytails:


The Gothamist reports on Unions and #OWS coming together at Foley Square:

OWS and Unions at Foley Square from Gothamist on Vimeo.


With the unions involved, the Police led this march as escorts:

Live Interview with #OWS protester on the ground



So this just finally uploaded. I finished this video at 2:30 and uploaded it directly at that point.

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Undercover Cops assaulting #OWS protesters




The Plainclothes Officer on the left is the man who @LukeRudkowski videotaped after being punched in the stomach by him.

This is a common police tactic, in which plainclothes cops assault peaceful protesters in an attempt to spur them to violence, giving the police the excuse they need to legitimately (in the public's eye) start mass arrests.

They tried performing Mass Arrests earlier today, but ended up quitting half way through when they were unable to spur #OWS protesters to violence.

#OWS Stay strong.
SOLIDARITY

November 16, 2011

Seattle Police Mace 84 year-old woman; Pregnant Teen



Today Occupy Seattle held a solidarity march for Occupy Wall Street-- which was evicted yesterday in a suprise raid by the NYPD. Now there are reports of police brutality coming from the raid on Occupy Wall Street, but I actually want to focus on this Solidarity March that happened in Seattle.

Seattle police spokesman Jeff Kappel said he didn't have specifics on this incident, but he said pepper spray is "is not age specific. No more dangerous to someone who is 10 or someone who is 80."

Oh good, so the Seattle Police Department feels equally okay pepper spraying both our children and our grandparents with a chemical weapon. That makes me feel really safe and secure. Thanks Officer Friendly for your kindly neighborhood watch.

I guess the Seattle Police feel that Chemical Weapons need to be deployed to protect us all from cheek pinching and lemonade stands.

Now reports from the protesters say that the Police were firing pepper spray indescriminately into the crowd. This is probably the case because Jeff Kappel, when asked if it were harmful said, "we probably wouldn't be using pepper spray if that was the case."

Jeff Kappel, meet me at camera three. What’s that? I’ve just got the one camera?
And you’re saying there’s nobody else here, it’s just me. And you’re saying I don’t actually have an earpeice. Okay.

Jeff Kappel, your job as spokesperson for the Seattle Police department means that you need to be able to talk with a well-informed authority. But I have to ask-- have you ever been pepper sprayed? Because I have. Sort of. I wasn’t directly hit, I was just pushed into a hanging cloud that had disbursed into the air after somebody 40 feet away from me had been sprayed. You know what this minor exposure felt like? My lungs were burning. My throat was burning. My eyes were burning. I could barely breathe. The people who were hit directly with pepperspray experienced a level of pain that I cannot imagine. They were writhing in pain on the ground, vomiting, barely able to draw a breath. Some elderly women I was with were suddenly unable to breathe and had to be taken away in an ambulance.

Those sprayed described the feeling of pepper spray on the skin as being akin to placing one’s hand on a hot stove, but being unable to pull it away for hours. And the effects don’t go away after just a few minutes. They don’t go away in a few hours. They don’t even go away in a day. The injuries sustained by the use of this chemical weapon last for days.

And you used this chemical weapon on a pregnant woman.
And somebody’s grandmother.

I want that sink into your conscience for a little while. Would you pepper spray your grandmother, Jeff?

So Jeff Kappel, do us all a favor, would you? Before you start to open your yap and spout some bullshit about how this chemical weapon probably isn’t harmful, I want you to ask one of your fellow officers to give you a faceful of pepper spray, to stab you in the gut with a night stick, lock you in a jail cell, and then deny you access to treatment for 24 hours.

Then you will have the knowledge and authority to tell us all exactly how harmless it really is.

For Posterity: My livetweet coverage of the #OWS eviction

@PunkPatriot
#OWS Sustainability Working Group's press release re the #NYPD forced eviction from Zuccotti. fb.me/1lEWRrT9g
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Colbert Report has scathing coverage of the NYPD and Bloomberg. #ows fb.me/10TwVvFdD
2 hours ago

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New Video in the works. Stay tuned.
2 hours ago

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SPD pepper sprays pregnant 19 year old & 84 year old woman. #assholes #occupySeattle #ows fb.me/vxBtEBJR
3 hours ago

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#Occupy Baltimore confronts Karl Rove nblo.gs/q6oHo
3 hours ago

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TOMORROW IS #N17 BE THERE AT 7AM - SHUT DOWN WALL STREET #ows #p2 \\ fb.me/1jALJTqMW
3 hours ago

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Musician holds his own Occupy protest at World Leader summit in Hawai' nblo.gs/q6l3T
4 hours ago

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NYPD have barricades around Zuccotti Park w/ 1 small guarded entrance. The park is WAY less accessible to the... fb.me/13j2T6wVl
5 hours ago

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Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein Condemns Police Assaults on #Occupy Mvmt. Where's Obama on this?... fb.me/1ozE6YWim
5 hours ago

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Another Infographic from Peter Kim: Student Debt nblo.gs/q64sW
5 hours ago

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@paxromana5777 I saw that now! Ret Philly Police Captain! "Police are the 99%"
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@SagDec15 you should still look
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@V1ct0rCR0cc0 @current @TYTonCurrent whoa!
8 hours ago

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America, WTF? #p2 #tcot #nowar #etsy #tshirt #ows #WTF fb.me/1nws9bIKu
8 hours ago

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Democracy Now! was at #OWS filming during eviction. Their report: fb.me/1oi972CAc
8 hours ago

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65% of bikes have been returned! #OWS Sustainibility needs help carrying 13 stands, 10 bikes, at 56th Street between 11 and 12th
8 hours ago

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Protesters return to Zuccotti. Photo Tumbler by Nytimes #ows #p2 #tcot fb.me/1ctv7QMYs
8 hours ago

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As Zuccotti Park was cleared, Congress was gutting the Financial Reform Bill #p2 #ows #WTF fb.me/1q1kCaW6e
8 hours ago

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#OWS seranades police: "WTF?!" nblo.gs/q5iKa
9 hours ago

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So #OWS protesters will be able to get their stuff (that NYPD poured trash cans out onto) from NY Sanitation Wed... fb.me/JCk1fx0x
10 hours ago

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New York, New York nblo.gs/q4X5z
11 hours ago

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ACRONYM TV: NYPD brutality only makes #OWS Stronger nblo.gs/q4We8
11 hours ago

@PunkPatriot
Footage of arrests at #OWS that the NYPD didn't want you to see nblo.gs/q4UOr
11 hours ago

nykcsa chuck robinson
everyone go read @ @PunkPatriot's tweets from the last 48 hrs. #OWS evicted by #NYPD...
15 Nov
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The 1% Don't Understand How The World Works youtube.com/watch?v=oz9Il1… via @ @PunkPatriot
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Unions say crackdown on #OWS will make Thursday's day of action even bigger. #ThanksNYPD! #ThanksBloomberg! fb.me/u1FRdoYh
17 hours ago

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It goes like this: nonviolent resistance > violent repression > growing nonviolent resistance (repeat until... fb.me/10jqEJIfB
17 hours ago

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#OWS vows to shut down subways, wall st, NYSE etc. #N17 BE THERE fb.me/wOzbBa63
19 hours ago

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#N17 MASS DAY OF ACTION - SHUT DOWN WALL ST! Occupy The Subways! Shut Down Wall St! #ows #p2 #BeThere! fb.me/1qiDnHboL
19 hours ago

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Keith Olbermann: Jean Quan must repent, or resign. #ows #oo #p2 fb.me/VMBqjZS2
19 hours ago

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Keith Olbermann: Why #OWS needs Bloomberg nblo.gs/q3Itg
20 hours ago

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@GetRidOfH8ters we'd created an incubator for a new way to structure society & inspired a global movement against the financial system...
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@taboo1099 true
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@nykcsa thank you!
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NYPD Occupying Zuccotti Park: Demands Remain Unclear #ows fb.me/1tiM6xVRN
21 hours ago

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NYPD assaults man, punches woman in face, laughs while doing it nblo.gs/q31Zy
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
NYPD illegally occupies Zuccotti, assaults man, punches woman in the face #OWS fb.me/LvEGfjyU
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
come support #OWS, come down to Zuccotti and support the jailed protestors at 1 police place by Foley Square
15 Nov

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Photo of the Police Destroying #OWS Sustainability's bike generators #NYPD #POLICESTATE #ASSHOLES fb.me/U88q2n9w
15 Nov

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@Buddhagem I remind everybody.
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
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@GetRidOfH8ters oh really? We probably shouldn't have been protesting either, right? We should just let everything keep going as usual?
15 Nov

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15 Nov
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@billf227 why are you a dick?
15 Nov

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@
@lizavp I plan on being back at #OWS for thursday... #N17
15 Nov

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@lizavp I'm not, I had left #OWS for my homestate that morning. I was watching two livestreams, and listening to WBAI.
15 Nov

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@trg83 what?
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Just woke up. It's 6pm. 72 hours awake was a baaaad idea.
15 Nov

ferox35 Earthling....
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@ @PunkPatriot dumptrucks are the new 'fires'
15 Nov
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Well, now that #OWS has been evicted, Zuccotti can go back to being an unused public park in a souless part of NYC.
15 Nov

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NO FUCKING WAY. In an effort to "clean and restore" the park, the NYPD cut down the trees to remove the hard... fb.me/NP4URNRL
15 Nov

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Occupy Wall Street was evicted. My reaction. Yours? fb.me/viUrEwsa
15 Nov

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OWS EVICTED nblo.gs/q0yvF
15 Nov

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Just a reminder about Nonviolence. #ows fb.me/1hTP1huuY
15 Nov

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@ @PunkPatriot Bullies and jack-booted lapdogs have no use for knowledge.
15 Nov
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@ @PunkPatriot Amen. Why save books? LIteracy breeds critical thinking.
15 Nov
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Yeah, Nazis burned books. But were ideologically driven by the CONTENT of the books. NYPD threw away the entire... fb.me/1ghzmDGl1
15 Nov

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9am there's a GA at Canal Street. Arrests at Pine and Broadway. I'm toast. I'm going to sleep. #ows
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Watching the livestream and seeing friends of mine, and wishing I was back at #OWS right now.
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
NYPD threw our entire library into a garbage truck. That seems fitting, that they would toss a library full of books into the trash. #ows
15 Nov

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I can't fucking wait to hear Mayor corporate overlord @MikeBloomberg try to justify the beating of #NYC protestors by the #NYPD.#OWS
15 Nov

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police scanner report: ARREST VANS HEADED TO BROADWAY AND PINE STREETS right now #OWS #OCCUPY
15 Nov

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police scanner report: ARREST VANS HEADED TO BROADWAY AND PINE STREETS right now #OWS #OCCUPY
15 Nov
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Frankie7500 Frankie ™
I can't fucking wait to hear Mayor corporate overlord @MikeBloomberg try to justify the beating of #NYC protestors by the #NYPD.#OWS
15 Nov
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@PunkPatriot
RT @iiamelii Al Jazeera English is livestreaming #OWS. None of the 24 hr American news stations are. Shameful.
15 Nov

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Unionized NY Dept of Sanitation workers are currently loading all our stuff into garbage trucks. #scabs #shame
15 Nov

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Apparently a bunch of people were advocating violence against the cops earlier, but they all ran away once the cops came. #ows #provocateurs
15 Nov

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Transparency is a principal of solidarity. Anybody who says otherwise isn't actually part of #OWS
15 Nov

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"Anarchists" are trying to shut down the livestream, they are committing property destruction. They are also... fb.me/Q3gy4dFT
15 Nov

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The people who refuse to be filmed, and who are committing property destruction, are cops or hired by cops (live at ustre.am/DOkR)
15 Nov

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These ppl who don't want to be filmed are probably cops (live at ustre.am/DOkR)
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
I haven't slept since I woke up yesterday and spent the day at the Sustainability table at #OWS. 48 hrs w/o sleep slowly becomes 72
15 Nov

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@jamiekilstein listening to NYPD scanner online, they can't get the garbage trucks to #OWS. HOLD THE STREET!
15 Nov

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@jamiekilstein @OccupyWallStNYC there are 100 people holding a GA there right now
15 Nov

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.@OccupyWallStNYC Been listening to Police scanner online: #NYPD can't find a way for sanitation to get their trucks to #OWS. HOLD POSITION
15 Nov

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HOLD BROADWAY AND PINE! The Police cannot find any way for garbage trucks to get to #ows right now!
15 Nov

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HOLD THE STREET! BLOCK THE TRUCKS! #ows (live at ustre.am/DOkR)
15 Nov

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HOLD PINE AND BROADWAY! Police scanner: looking for a way to get garbage trucks to #ows, but can't (live at ustre.am/DOkR)
15 Nov

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From Police Scanner: Looking for way to get garbage trucks to #OWS. HOLD PINE AND BROADWAY! (live at ustre.am/DOkR)
15 Nov

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From Police Scanner : "We need to find a way for sanitation to get to Zuccotti Park."
15 Nov

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Broadway and Pine is trending on twitter right now #ows
15 Nov

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Al Jazzera the first mainstream media to cover #OWS eviction today. #MediaBlackout
15 Nov

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@spinflux @mmflint There's a standoff in the center of the intersection of Pine and Broadway
15 Nov

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RT @spinflux @mmflint Ustream wants to know if they should go to Foley or stay, please tweet
15 Nov

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"Fuck the Police State! Pardon my language, but #ows is being evicted, they have shut down trains in the... fb.me/1nlHS7LPj
15 Nov

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"You're sexy, you're cute, take off your riot suit." #OWS to #NYPD
15 Nov

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"DROP YOUR WEAPONS!" - #OWS #NYPD
15 Nov

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Listen to NYPD dist 1-3 scanners online #ows fb.me/NSm0ay4j
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
audio down? (live at ustre.am/DOkR)
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Police are overwhelmed on broadway. there's a SEA of people. #ows fb.me/1gKwKE5CT
15 Nov

cdinicolo Chris DiNicolo
@
@ @PunkPatriot Thank science for twitter and facebook, otherwise there would be no information about the #OWS raid. #CorporateMedia
15 Nov
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@PunkPatriot
@
@champain2 @MMFlint the march is headed from Foley back to Zuccotti right now
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Hey there. That's correct. ULocks around the neck, together, was last line of defence (live at ustre.am/DOkR)
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
is that abe? (live at ustre.am/DOkR)
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Pine street totally blocked with protesters. #ows
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
RT @MMFlint #OWS: Go to Foley Square right now to regroup. Centre and Worth Sts.
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Garbage truck backing down pine street, finding another route. #ows
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
#OWS blocking garbage truck with their stuff in it. Police guarding the garbage truck. Shit could go down soon.
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Garbage trucks coming through Pine Street right now filled with tents, sleeping bags, bikes, tables, chairs #ows
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
MT @MMFlint Occupy's across US raided this weekend- now NYC- Planned & coordinated by the Dept. of Homeland... fb.me/1oRSPDnu5
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
There are multiple LRADs deployed at #OWS right now
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Evicted #OWS protesters about to form a GA in the center of the intersection of Broadway and Pine. #Beautiful fb.me/113eLdN3X
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Last line of defense is still in the park, total media blackout. The NYPD could kill them and nobody would know. #OWS
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
There is a group of people who have hard locked themselves as park defense using U-Locks around their necks in the center of the park. #ows
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
@
@changetheworldt @JoshHarkinson that is FUCKED
15 Nov

changetheworldt ChangeTheWorldTees
@JoshHarkinson @ @PunkPatriot Video of people in kitchen tent being tear gassed yfrog.com/163yiz
15 Nov
Retweeted by @PunkPatriot

@PunkPatriot
Original report seems to have been correct. Police have been blocking subways stops around the #OWS two block blockade
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
#OWS protesters in Kitchen HAVE BEEN TEARGASSED fb.me/12joev8Td
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Why the fuck are police dumping trash out of trash cans onto people's sleeping bags? That's fucking childish and stupid. #ows
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
#NYPD is controlling airspace. No news helicopters are allowed above #ows. Total media blackout. #POLICESTATE #FASCISM #TahrirUSA
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
#N17 November 17, we're going to SHUT DOWN WALL STREET #OWS fb.me/10kdliIJo
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
CONFIRMED: LRAD is deployed at #OWS fb.me/1pKz4HPgx
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
I'm hearing an unconfirmed reports that ALL subways in NYC are shut down #ows
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Bridges shut down, subways shut down, the press is shut down, freedom is shut down, first amendment rights are... fb.me/Av7KkdUp
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
@thesciencebabe I'm not actually the one who designed them. It's pretty simple tho. I can get you in contact with them.
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
If you're going down to #ows right now, I guess you have to go by cab or foot
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Brooklyn bridge apparently also shut down #OWS
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Just in: NYC shut down all the train stops around zucotti #OWS
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
@
@freddoso don't be an asshole
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
@
.@derekahunter It's public property. And yes, it IS their home. You clearly haven't been there.
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
@
.@AnitaStewart I haven't slept in 48 hours #ows
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
And so Wall Street manages to kick people out of their homes ONCE AGAIN. #p2 #OWS #TCOT
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Just got word my friend Keegan was arrested. #ows
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
"FIGHT REAL CRIMES!" - #ows
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
The press is completely blockaded outside of #ows
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
@
.@MikeBoring @freddoso If police smashed the coal plants in, you'd have similar results in your house.
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
@
@thesciencebabe @michellemalkin @freddoso We will begin rebuilding tomorrow. That's what we do. We get stuff done. #ows
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
@
@jsanzone it IS public space
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
@
.@kyleraccio What's to laugh at exactly?
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
@
.@freddoso Clearly the bikes were a threat, providing light and cell phone charging stations.
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
@
@bri930 @michellemalkin @freddoso The police removed the biodiesel power generator, so we build generators from bikes
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Retraction, just Todd Starnes was being a dick. Michelle Malkin wasn't.
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Sweet. Michelle Malkin and Todd Starnes Are making fun of #OWS raid. #Assholes
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
@
@thesciencebabe @michellemalkin @freddoso I feel so bad for the electricians and machinists who donated their time #OWS
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
@
.@jsanzone More specifically George and Keegan worked their asses off on those bikes.
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
@
.@jsanzone We worked our asses off on those bike generators. #ows
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
UNCONFIRMED: Possible LRAD on site
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Police are now giving orders to remaining protesters to leave immediately. They are locking arms. #ows
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
NYPD pushing press away from the scene, trying to keep it from being covered, I'm sure they had a version of... fb.me/ytCbnwhy
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
The police destroyed our fucking bike generators. #ASSHOLES #OWS #Sustainability
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
The POLICE are the ones acting like Black Bloc anarchist punks that they say we are, THEY are the ones trashing stuff, beating people #ows
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Its clear why the NYPD have been trying to "Boy Who Cried" wolf us at #OWS, showing up with a gazillion wagons... fb.me/1qMrx9jh6
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
WBAI covering #OWS eviction. Talking about fascism. Fuck yes these guys rule. #p2 fb.me/1snb94BHy
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Fucking A. These kids are dancing and singing while riot police are arresting them. #bravery #OWS
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
REMINDER: THERE IS A NONVIOLENT MASS DAY OF ACTION AT THE NYSE on NOV 17th!!! #OWS
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
RT @RDevro: #NYPD Police just stole NBC press pass from anchor
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
"Half a million dollars, that you're throwing into a landfill. How does that feel in your conscience?" - Anon girl at #OWS to cops
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
BREAKING: Sounds of #NYPD flash grenades going off in park #ows
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
@NickGulotta: many arrests, many injured, 100s of riot cops
15 Nov

_rosiegray Rosie Gray
A cop just grabbed me by the arm and threw me across the sidewalk - I yelled "don't push me" but that pissed him off I think
15 Nov
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@PunkPatriot
The #WallStreet thugs #NYPD made the mistake of doing this tonight. The Day of Mass Action on Nov17th at the NYSE is going to be #EPIC
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
You would think the #NYPD would at least let people take their stuff out of the park, but no, they're fucking... fb.me/1qcEYPfyB
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
They're fucking dumping garbage cans out on top of people's backpacks and tents. #ASSHOLES #NYPD #OWS
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
.@_rosiegray Push your way into the park!
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
RT @DemocracyNow: Police now tearing apart #OWS library
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
MT @_rosiegray (Village Voice) Me: "I'm Press!" - Cop: "Not Tonight."
15 Nov

blogdiva Liza Sabater
PRESS denied access to #OWS RT @Newyorkist: RT @quinnnorton: Yeah me too RT @_rosiegray: Me: "I'm press!" Lady cop: "not tonight" #ows
15 Nov
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@PunkPatriot
The Unionized sanitation workers are assisting the NYPD to trash the park #SHAME #ows #union #scab
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
RT @Kristengwynne (AlterNet) Holyshit, this is crazy pepper spra, pushing us, beating and arresting peaceful protesters #OWS
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
As soon as you threaten power, the homicidal machine lashes out #ows #N17 #TwoMonthAnniversary #NYSE #NYPD
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
I think this is a strategic move to weaken #ows prior to the #N17 day of action at the NYSE
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
#OWS last time NYPD tried a big action against OWS, over 60,000 people took to the street. What will happen next... fb.me/TzjXIsjd
15 Nov

Ghostpickles poems
#OWS last time NYPD tried a big action against OWS, over 60,000 people took to the street. What will happen next will dwarf that.
15 Nov
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@PunkPatriot
#OWS occupiers are sitting down, nonviolently, as riot police loom over them, and arrest them one by one
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
#OWS Livestream here. fb.me/1sf3B77Jh
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
WBAI radio is broadcasting live from Zuccotti Park, NYC as police raid it now: stream.wbai.org #ows fb.me/18fpCwYvg
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
People are camping out in tents for the next five days for tickets to the Twilight premiere. WHERE ARE THE RIOT... fb.me/Dsas6AW7
15 Nov

davidcolburn David Colburn
People are camping out in tents for the next five days for tickets to the Twilight premiere. WHERE ARE THE RIOT POLICE? #occupyoakland #ows
14 Nov
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@PunkPatriot
#NYPD RAID IN PROGRESS NOW. ZUCOTTI PARK IS BEING CLEARED RIGHT NOW. #ows
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Tents, beds, personal belongings, tables, chairs, are being broken and thrown into piles
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Sharing the link to the Global Revolution LiveStream is nice, but if you're in the NY area, GO TO Liberty and Broadway NOW
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Firetrucks are being used to block footage of the raid from the LiveStream team in the Media Working Group #ows
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Okay, I've just heard confirmation from @kristengwynne (AlterNet) that pepper spray has been used at #OWS
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
If you are in NYC, get to #OWS... NOW
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
#OWS singing "America the Beautiful" while riot cops push their way into the park
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
I'm hearing from a friend on the ground, a two block radius around #ows has been sealed off #raid #nypd
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Police have been working to block park off for 1 block in every direction #ows #BeingRaided by #NYPD #p2
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Somebody is getting needlessly violent. Can't tell if it's a plainclothes cop, a cop, or a protester #ows
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Livestream team from #ows are being dragged across the street from Zuccottii
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Police are walking into #OWS right now
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
Ironic-- the "Are you ready for a revolution? 11/11/11" Ads from the NY historical society are on the buses driving by #ows
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
#OWS protesters are only being allowed one armful of belongings
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
The Police are not allowing mainstream media to come in to the park or surrounding sidwalks to cover the upcoming raid #ows
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
I feel so useless right now. I was just at #OWS yesterday, I haven't slept since 10am yesterday. Looks like I'm... fb.me/ZHARTPNu
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
From what I understand, the Police have stolen the bike generators from sustainability? #ows
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
#OWS completely surrounded. The only thing getting in or out is screaming.
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
GET DOWN TO THE PARK NOW. WE NEED 100,000 PEOPLE HERE #OWS - #globalrevolution live on livestream.com/globalrevoluti…
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
ZUCCOTTI PARK IS BEING EVICTED RIGHT NOW fb.me/zhAAqQOH
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
New Rule: If your city tries to arrest Occupy Protesters, then it also has to arrest people camping in frount of... fb.me/OFnOo5uH
15 Nov

@PunkPatriot
So a friend of mine has suddenly started have the same problem with text messages being delayed for days at a time... fb.me/OxHQOS2b
15 Nov

#Occupy Baltimore confronts Karl Rove



“Karl Rove is the architect of Occupy Iraq, the architect of Occupy Afghanistan!”


Karl Rove completely loses his shit.

"Who gave you the right to occupy America?


Uhm, Karl-- first, they're American Citizens. Second, check out the Bill of Rights.

Occupy Baltimore: "We are the 99%"

Karl Rove: "No you're not. No You're Not!"


Wow, Karl, what a brilliant response. You can really think on your feet, can't you?

Karl Rove: "You wanna keep jumping up and yelling that you’re the 99 percent? How presumptuous and arrogant can you think you are?”


Is that even a sentance? So let me get this straight, you are stating essentially that the 99 are presumptuous and arrogant, and that the protesters are thinking they, like the 99%, are ALSO presumptious and arrogant?

Nothing makes me happier than seeing a baggadouche like Karl Rove, who is normally a silver tongued demon of doublespeak, so completely flummoxed that he can't come up with a coherent sentence, let alone a cogent argument.

Wish you could do this in your town, but are afraid about getting arrested? Don't be.

About 15 protesters were asked to leave and some were forcibly removed. No one was arrested.

Musician holds his own Occupy protest at World Leader summit in Hawai'



Another Infographic from Peter Kim: Student Debt

New Student Loan Deal
Created by: Online University

#OWS seranades police: "WTF?!"



I've been asking the same question over at my Etsy shop with this t-shirt:



Granted right now, it's just a design... to save money, I'm going to wait until I have an order to make the screens and print a copy... but then I'll have photos of the real deal!

New York, New York



From AmericaForKids




Another version:

ACRONYM TV: NYPD brutality only makes #OWS Stronger



From AcronymTV, because you stand for something.

Footage of arrests at #OWS that the NYPD didn't want you to see

Tear gassing in Kitchen:






Marine Sgt Thomas was there:

November 15, 2011

Keith Olbermann: Why #OWS needs Bloomberg

NYPD assaults man, punches woman in face, laughs while doing it



There is a court order that protesters be allowed back into the park. That means that the NYPD are illegally blockading the park.

They proceed to illegally assault a man, and punch a woman in the face.

OWS EVICTED

November 14, 2011

The Top 1% DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW THE WORLD WORKS

"We have a fundamental misunderstanding of how the world works." - Alan Greenspan



Toppling the rule of the 1% should be pretty easy.

Why? Because they have no fucking clue about how the world actually works. All we have to do is stop playing their sociopathic game, and wait for them to punch themselves in their own testicles so hard that they puke.

For instance, dozens of photocopied McDonald's job applications were reportedly thrown from the Chicago Board of Trade building and onto Occupy Chicago protestors last week.

Last month, the Board of Trade had signs in their windows saying, “WE are the 1%” followed by a similar flurry of litter being dumped out their windows, peices of paper saying, “We are the 1% who are paying for this.”

Paying for what exactly? Paying for the protesters? How exactly is it that you’re doing that? You assume that all the protesters are mooching? I’ve been down to Occupy DC and Occupy Wall Street for extended periods of time, and trust me, the one thing that is at the heart of this movement is not mooching-- it’s an incredible ability to create something from nothing. The people occupying these parks are not keeping their kitchen full by swiping their EBT card, and the tarps and ground pads that they are using to build shelters are not subsidized by Section 8 housing.

They are recieving donations from those who understand the systemic inequity that our capitalist system creates and relies on to function. The occupiers are dumpster diving, scrapping, recycling, up cycling.

They are using the excesses of capitalism that would normally be tossed out, and taking abundance that would normally be wasted, disposed of to keep it out of the market and keep prices artificially high, and they are sharing that abundance with the community.

And really-- McDonald’s applications? This just shows how out of touch these assholes on the Chicago board of trade really are. There are people who have masters degrees, who can’t find jobs, and are now so desperately looking for work that they ALREADY HAVE applied to McDonald’s in the hopes that they can put that masters degree to use earning minimum wage flipping burgers.

This whole incident just makes it crystal clear that the assholes who run our economy have no fucking clue how things in the real world work.

And when they respond by with stupid shit like this, they’re doing the PR equivalent of punching themselves in the testicles. So keep it up guys.

Stay strong.

SOLIDARITY!

Walk Away From Student Debt: STUDENT DEBTORS UNION



FUCK THE BANKS-- DEFAULT EN MASSE TOGETHER -- TANK THE ECONOMY!

Excessive student debt is your problem right now. But it's not something you should have to deal with. So make it their problem again. Default. On purpose.

MORE INFO on the EDU HERE : http://edudebtorsunion.org





Here's a homework assignment I called for on this same subject back in March of this year:



Responses so far, by viewers --though no economic professors yet:

From YouTube user zigzigerblat:



From Libertarian Alex Merced:

November 8, 2011

RATM - Sleep Now In the Fire #ows edition

[MUSIC] - WAR CRY



Lyrics: 


I don’t know what I’ve been told

you can win the war but you’ll lose your soul

you can drop a bomb that will burn a hole

through everything you love and know



Brothers face down in the soil

your machine it runs on oil

brothers face down in the mud

your machine it runs on blood



you pretend that it’s anything but wrong

(war cry)



All this death and all this strife

so you can life your American life

we cannot quench our lust for more

we lost our soul but we won the war



Uncle sam can lend a hand

brothers face down in the sand

I don’t know what I’ve been told

you can win the war, but you lose your soul



you pretend that it’s anything but wrong  

(war cry)







OTHER STUFF:


* I'm headed back down to #OWS tonight, and I'll be there till very late Sunday night (actually 1:30am Sunday morning).  I'm doing some volunteer work for the documentary I worked on previously.  I really want to see the project through now that I've been working on it for so long.  If you're at OWS at anytime during that period, say hello!



* Yet another big thank you to PE Nolan for letting me crash on her couch.



THIS is extremely exciting:  A contingent from #OWS is marching from NYC all the way to Washington DC, covering 20 miles a day for two weeks straight.  Holy smokes this is awesome.



* The next 16 people to order t-shirts from my Etsy store will get a copy of my band's cd FOR FREE!



* My band, Theodore Treehouse, just launched a kickstarter project for our second album.  We're trying to raise $8,000 to a) pay for recording b) pay for mastering c) pay for publishing and d) repair our van so we can e) go on a tour of all the Occupied cities in the USA.  Which is getting to be a larger number every day.  We're raising the money in $10 and $20 increments.  So that's a lot of people.


November 7, 2011

#OWS is Creating a New World on the Ruins of the Old



Sorry about the little watermarks, I used my new p2 media setup, and I had to use a workaround to get it to work in Vegas.

As far as the dingy light quality, I just didn't pay close enough attention to the iris adjustment on the lens. Something I will deal with in the future.

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November 5, 2011

When will the Revolution come? [Full Version]



When will the revolution come?
I don't know
but I bet it will be fun.

Didn't Jesus feed the poor?
I don't know
but he doesn't anymore (it's up to us now)

CHORUS:
My heart is filled with broken glass
and I know in my soul that this cannot last
kicking all the kids out in the street
but they land on their feet
and they're marching to the beat
of their own drum

Why are you willing to kill?
Son, I've got to kill
cuz I gotta pay my bills

When will we end all the wars?
The wars will end when we figure out
what the fuck we're fighting for

CHORUS

When will the empire fall?
I don't know, but when it does
I won't feel so small

When will the Revolution come?
I don't know, but I
bet it will be fun.

CHORUS

Scott Walker gets Mic Check'd

"We're all about the free expression of ideas..." - Gov. Scott Walker



When Wisonsin Governor gave a speech at Chicago's Union League Club the morning of Nov 3rd, he has some unexpected guests:
Stand Up! Chicago


Dear 1%

The people's voice will not be silenced.

The world of the Occupation, which values unity, diversity, and freedom of expression is slowly invading and destroying the old world that values hierarchy, ignorance, and silence. We are like white blood cells rushing to the site of an infection.

When public officials are mic checked, we're not interrupting a meeting, we are creating a new world in the same space as the old one. We are using your old world's space to host the creation of a new one. We are participating in a new, parallel form of government. Since we are many, and you are few, our actions don't seek to just disrupt business as usual, but to disband with it altogether.

Occupy's goal is not to fight your system, but to make it completely irrelevant.

Here's the thing about the 99%-- We are everywhere, and we don't need you. Expect us.

Agent Provocateur from Air & Space museum Identified






Get to know his face.

He is an agent provocateur. His name is Mike Stack.

From OccupyWallSt.org:

Patrick Howley confessed in a piece in The American Spectator where he is an Assistant Editor. Michael Stack was identified from OpEdNews photos and video on YouTube. Stack is the very large individual who charged the Museum guard starting off what turned into mayhem. The one big question for identifications this morning is whether James O'Keefe was also present wearing a disguise, in violation of his parole conditions in New Jersey.

Howley and Stack have been involved for years with right wing organizations including Leadership Institute people, plus having ties to the Koch brothers. Their actions at Air&Space resulted in dozens of peaceful demonstrators getting hit with pepper spray -- resulting in eye pain, nausea, and headaches. Media coverage of the event was turned to imply that these people had acted unlawfully.

Was this Howley-Stack-Unknown start-a-riot scheme replicated in New York and Boston? Did peaceful demonstrators find themselves hit with police batons (a.k.a. night sticks) and pepper spray as a direct result of right wing conspiracies?




Occupy Boston Occupies Israeli Consulate



A flotilla with as many as a dozen activists – including Code Pink’s Kit Kittredge- was bound to Gaza bearing humanitarian aide on November 4th. The Israeli military boarded seized the ship, and took all of the activists into custody. Occupy Boston then marched on the Israeli Consulate in solidarity

via Dennis Trainor Jr

November 3, 2011

Next Time You Fuck America, Use This #OWS



Thanks!

Sincerely,
#OWS

Occupy Xmas

Oh hell yes




Unregulated hyper-capitalism is a homicidal force.

When you use coal-fired electricity, people in West Virginia are dying of cancer because of it. When you buy a cell phone, women are raped and forced into slave labor in mines in central africa to extract the minerals used to build that phone.

These are just two of an unending list of examples of how unregulated hyper-capitalism is a homicidal force that requires the devaluation of life.

The Christmas season is celebrated in large part by events in which we submit to and cooperate with this force.

Just DON’T DO IT.

#OccupyXmas


Here are the links you need:
web: http://www.occupyXmas.org
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/occupyxmas
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/OccupyXmasTime

video directed by Dennis trainor, Jr shot by Dennis Trainor, Kevin Egan, Asher Platts of No Cure For That