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$16 TRILLION. Enough to pay off the entire national debt AND feed every hungry child on the planet for a year.
Second Occupy Movement News Update of the Day: As Occupy Wall Street enters its fifth week, the movement has grown exponentially to include hundreds of cities across the country and around the world.
Mother Jones has been keeping tabs on the solidarity protests around the country, while the Guardian has put together a list of global events. Solidarity for the movement has officially spread to all seven continents, as the photo above clearly shows.
Occupy Wall Street organizers today announced that they have raised nearly $300,000 in cash, all of which has been deposited at Amalgamated Bank — “the only 100 percent union-owned bank in the United States.” OWS is also storing large amounts of food and other supplies “for long-term occupation” at a space donated by the United Federation of Teachers.
“We’re moving fast, without a hierarchical structure and lots of gears turning,” college student-cum-political organizer Justin Strekal is quoted as saying. “Egos are clashing, but this is participatory democracy in a little park.” Both The New Yorker and TIME magazine have dedicated their cover stories to the Occupy Wall Street movement.
According to a just-published Quinnipiac University poll, 67% of New Yorkers said they support the Occupy Wall Street movement. 87% think they should be allowed to remain in Zuccotti Park, so long as they behave lawfully.
The Boston Globe’s Big Picture and The Atlantic’s In Focus posted photos from this past weekend’s global “Day of Rage.” In Russia, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin promised CEOs of leading corporate entities that approved increases in social spending would prevent similar protests from taking place there.
Back in the United States, the White House, referring to “frustrations” felt by middle and working-class citizens, used the term “99 percent” for the first time.
Dr. Cornel West, who was arrested while protesting with Occupy D.C. outside the Supreme Court, will not be prosecuted. Elsewhere, Bo Diddley’s son and Occupy Gainesville participant Ellas Anthony McDaniel was arrested, of all places, on Bo Diddley Community Plaza.
Making the Rounds: Geraldo Rivera returns to Zuccotti Park, gets “powdered” with strawberry drink mix; an Occupy Wall Street antagonist chugs a $260 bottle of Cristal; a new Android app inspired by OWS lets users quickly text relevant parties in case of an arrest; more on NYPD Community Affairs Detective Rick, AKA “Hipster Cop”; this was bound to happen: Protester proposes to his girlfriend in Zuccotti Park by asking her to “occupy my heart” (watch below).
The rational mind of America is awakening.
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That guy definitely looks like a radical marxist murderer…with emphasis on the murderer part.
heard glenn beck talk…now i want to punch something
It’s totally what we’re all about, gaiz!
Glenn Beck, you sexy, intelligent conservative, you!
It only takes 20 minutes for the NYT to shift the blame.After allowing them onto the bridge, police cut off and arrested dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters.
becameIn a tense showdown over the East River, police arrested hundreds of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators after they marched onto the bridge’s Brooklyn=bound roadway.
Don’t let this simply vanish, people. Don’t let them get away with this. Force the NYT to own this, and accept responsibility for lying to their readers, to protect the 1%.
They’re terrified of us.
They know that we’re coming for them.
This is only the beginning.
(image via Reddit. Quote via Daily Kos)
[Image: Two screencaps of the New York Times, side by side, displaying the slight changes to the news that occurred over 20 minutes.
At 6.59PM ET:
Headline: Protestors Arrested on Brooklyn Bridge
Text highlighted: After allowing them onto the bridge, the police cut off and arrested dozens of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators.
At 7.19PM ET:
Headline: Hundreds Arrested on Brooklyn Bridge
Text highlighted: In a tense showdown over the East River, police arrested hundreds of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators after they marched onto the bridge’s Brooklyn-bound roadway.
Over the accompanying images, in bright pink text: “it only takes 20 minutes to shift the blame”]
Thanks for the image description, jhameia! :)
what the fuuuuuuuuck
Re-reblogging to add this:
What the fuck.
Fucked. Up. Did some googling - Colin Moynihan is the East Village community editor for the City Room blog, whereas Al Baker, the second writer whose credit was added to the revised article, is the Times’ police bureau chief. Explains the difference in perspective; one of them wants to tell the real story and the other wants to tell it from the cops’ point of view.
Really good fucking point.
From Reddit, where the comments are also worth reading:
Guys, listen. Here’s the deal.
I love you guys with every shred of my hard-left leaning heart. But I think you might be doing something wrong. Here is one thing that can help you.
Tomorrow, wear a polo and khakis
Seriously. polos and khakis. Every time you guys DO finally get some fucking press, it’s a scrawny dude with dreads in a ratty t-shirt. You’re going big here, dress it. Tomorrow, Polo shirt and Khakis.
Why? Because you need to get the right-leaning equivalent of me on your side. I’m 35 right now. I understand where the hippy thing comes from. I get it as well as a guy who’s 35 can. My Counterparts do not. They think you are scummy druggies on welfare and when they see on tv a bunch of people who they think are S.D’s on W, they root for the cops to hit you again.
Speaking of the cops, Who do you think they’ll mace first? SD’s on W, or a guy in khakis and a polo? Seriously, it’s fucking cop camouflage. And if they DO come for you. When people at home see PEOPLE THAT LOOK LIKE THEMgetting abused by police… That’s when shit changes.
Seeing protesters get beat up means nothing because protesters get beat up all the time. Therefore, don’t look like a protester! This connects you to the person watching and opens them to your side!
So for serious. Do it. You’re almost about to tip this thing over. Polos and khakis. Cop Camo + target audience = Shave, shower and polos and khakis.
TL;DR: Polo shirt and Khakis = dress code for nyc protests tomorrow.
Edit: Going to bed soon, one more thing before I turn it over to all of you.
Please spread this as much as you can. Professionalism will help push this thing over the edge. You have labor pushing you. National Media is starting to wake up to you. You’re almost there. Keep pushing.
Think: Business Casual Friday. Don’t play it up like the Billionaires for healthcare. You’re just a guy, going to work in this big office building here.
Even if you don’t think that you SHOULD be judged on appearances (which I do agree), You have to realize that you ARE. Fight the appearance fight another day. Polos and khakis.
THIS. THIS IS IT.