#OccupyWallStreet Updates

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by Anonymous, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. slobeck Member

    Al Jazeera's The Stream Looks at #occupywallstreet

    Al Jazeera's #occupywallstreet mega-thread from the show "The Stream" which looks at news through social media tools. Say what you want about Al Jazeera (inb4glennBeckRespondsWithFoxNewsCoverage) but I think they're taking a good approach with this.

    (I still love you GB)
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    NYC bus drivers don't want buses used in protest

  4. Orson Member

    Oh shit. LOL

    Wall Street warned about possible hacking attack by 'Anonymous'

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  8. Stickman Member

    Occupy LA
    Food committee would like to let it be known that anyone is welcome to bring any and all food at their convenience. Look for the food station (blue tops). This is the priority things are needed in: 1st priority is starchy staples: potatoes, rice, pasta, beans. Garlic & oils & spices. 2nd is hearty veg for stew: carrots, yam, mushrooms. 3rd is protein: meat, cheese, tofu, nuts, eggs. 4th is fresh fruit and veg, like for salad. Keep meat, eggs, dairy, and nuts separate.
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    An un-aired interview between a Fox News reporter and an Occupy Wall Street protester:
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    Justin Rocket Silverman stops by the Occupy Wall Street protests in Manhattan to talk to the protesters about their message. Full story:

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    'This is Revolution Not Reform' Occupy Wall Street Organizer to 'Excited' Al Sharpton: We Are Anarchists and Revolutionaries, 'This s The Beginning Of A Revolution In This Country'

    Gosh, it sounds beautiful doesn't it? We Egypt now.
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  15. xenubarb Member

    This was a plea to find the article below. I found it. It's relevant.

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  16. Glenn Beck Member

    People can realize that the real problem is the overextended powers of the federal government.

    'We need larger federal government with stricter laws to prevent totalitarianism' -- LOL

    Because it's worth repeating.

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    The "Occupy Wall Street" protesters have listed 13 proposed demands from their website.

    Demand one: Restoration of the living wage. This demand can only be met by ending "Freetrade" by re-imposing trade tariffs on all imported goods entering the American market to level the playing field for domestic family farming and domestic manufacturing as most nations that are dumping cheap products onto the American market have radical wage and environmental regulation advantages. Another policy that must be instituted is raise the minimum wage to twenty dollars an hr.

    Demand two: Institute a universal single payer healthcare system. To do this all private insurers must be banned from the healthcare market as their only effect on the health of patients is to take money away from doctors, nurses and hospitals preventing them from doing their jobs and hand that money to wall st. investors.

    Demand three: Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment.

    Demand four: Free college education.

    Demand five: Begin a fast track process to bring the fossil fuel economy to an end while at the same bringing the alternative energy economy up to energy demand.

    Demand six: One trillion dollars in infrastructure (Water, Sewer, Rail, Roads and Bridges and Electrical Grid) spending now.

    Demand seven: One trillion dollars in ecological restoration planting forests, reestablishing wetlands and the natural flow of river systems and decommissioning of all of America's nuclear power plants.

    Demand eight: Racial and gender equal rights amendment.

    Demand nine: Open borders migration. anyone can travel anywhere to work and live.

    Demand ten: Bring American elections up to international standards of a paper ballot precinct counted and recounted in front of an independent and party observers system.

    Demand eleven: Immediate across the board debt forgiveness for all. Debt forgiveness of sovereign debt, commercial loans, home mortgages, home equity loans, credit card debt, student loans and personal loans now! All debt must be stricken from the "Books." World Bank Loans to all Nations, Bank to Bank Debt and all Bonds and Margin Call Debt in the stock market including all Derivatives or Credit Default Swaps, all 65 trillion dollars of them must also be stricken from the "Books." And I don't mean debt that is in default, I mean all debt on the entire planet period.

    Demand twelve: Outlaw all credit reporting agencies.

    Demand thirteen: Allow all workers to sign a ballot at any time during a union organizing campaign or at any time that represents their yeah or nay to having a union represent them in collective bargaining or to form a union.

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    From MSNBC:

    For those of you too lazy and retarded to read:

    The TL;DR version:

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    Looking for a lost post? That really important one where you told someone who was wrong on the internet to fuck off? Those posts are now in the other OWS thread in this same sub-forum. Please keep this thread for information and updates and grace that other one with your precious utterances of opinionation.
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  32. Enturbulette Member

    Has this been discussed here?

    'Invade Wall Street': Occupy Wall Street's Evil(And Probably Fake) Twin "Invade Wall Street" is a planned DDoS attack on the New York Stock Exchange. Sounds pretty typical, except Anonymous is denying that it's involved. Or is it? Here we go again.

    Remember when Anonymous wanted to destroy Facebook? But they didn't actually want to destroy Facebook? This might be something like that. The original call to action swears that ""On October 10th, NYSE shall be erased from the Internet. On October 10th, expect a day that will never, ever, be forgotten." Thing is, Anonymous says the people behind Invade Wall Street are just imposters:

    "Citizens of the world

    We are Anonymous! Recently something very disturbing has come to our attention. You must take all notices and information claiming to be 'Anonymous' with a grain of salt. Consider EVERYTHING.

    Operation Invade Wall Street is bullshit! It is a fake planted operation by law enforcement and cyber crime agencies in order to get you to undermine the Occupy Wall Street movement. It proposes you use depreciated tools that have known flaws such as LOIC.

    Anonymous would never tell you to use LOIC - Not after the arrests and failures of Operation Payback.

    Anonymous wouldn't attack NYSE on a HOLIDAY - It is debatable if Anonymous would ever even attack NYSE.

    Be wary friends!"
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  34. Stickman Member

    Great story up at LATimes blog, LA lawmakers telling protestors they can stay as long as they like!

    L.A. NOW

    Los Angeles lawmakers cheer on protesters outside City Hall

    October 4, 2011 | 3:40 pm


    During Tuesday’s Los Angeles City Council meeting, where the most scintillating item on the agenda was a proposal to increase ticket prices at the L.A. Zoo, a speaker stood up and told lawmakers they were ignoring an obvious fact: “You are surrounded by tents.”

    He was referring to the large group of protesters camped a few hundred feet away, on a grassy lawn outside City Hall. The group, which calls itself Occupy L.A., has been there since Saturday in a demonstration against economic policies that benefit corporations and the wealthiest Americans.
    The speaker, a well-known political gadfly named John Walsh, invited the council members to tour the tent city outside. So when the meeting adjourned, several of them did.

    “It’s an entourage of peace makers!” Walsh said giddily as he walked toward the protest with Councilmen Bill Rosendahl, Eric Garcetti, Ed Reyes and Dennis Zine.

    “It’s the right thing to do,” said Zine, who until recently was a registered Republican. “We could just drive by them, or we could go talk to them.”
    The lawmakers, dressed in dark suits and surrounded by aides, caused a stir when they approached the rag-tag collection of tents, tarps and sleeping bags just off of Temple Street. News media and protesters armed with video cameras swarmed as the officials shook hands and introduced themselves.

    Rosendahl told one woman that he empathized with the demonstrators, especially with their complaints about the role of banks in the foreclosure crisis.
    “We are not enemies with the people here,” Rosendahl said. “Many of us totally agree with you that the situation we’re in is truly intolerable.”
    Another woman, a 21-year-old protester named Katherine Knox-Davis, thanked Rosendahl for his support and asked for a hug. He obliged.
    In the weeks leading up to the demonstration, which began Saturday with a march from Pershing Square, protesters devised a loose governing structure that in some ways resembles the City Council.
    At Occupy L.A., every protester is a member of what is known as the “General Assembly," and many sit on one of several committees (Security, Print Media).
    It is customary that any time someone has news to share, the entire group echoes the words of the speaker, to make sure everyone hears. So when a man shouted out, "We’ve got two guests today who want to talk to the General Assembly,” the whole crowd repeated him.
    “Do I hear any objections?” he asked. There were none.
    Rosendahl and Garcetti, the two council members who remained, called for equality in fiery speeches. When Garcetti shouted, “This is your City Hall!” the crowd repeated, "This is our City Hall!"
    “Stay as long as you need," Garcetti told them. "We’re here to support you.”
    Rosendahl said he hopes to introduce a resolution supporting the demonstrators during Wednesday's City Council meeting.
    Many of those camped outside are expected to attend. It should be an interesting scene. Inside City Hall, the protesters will encounter not only politicians and city bureaucrats but also a bustling film set: The office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been temporarily taken over by the cast and crew of "Gangster Squad," a movie set in the 1950s and starring Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte and Sean Penn.
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  38. Anonymous Member

    From Al Jazeera:


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