Posts tagged: POLITICS
Ok… so my politics are moving. For real this time. It’s a tough call to make, because well - i wanna share it with my (weird/awesome/freaky) followers - but all this news is taking over my personal blog - so clearly needs a roll of it’s own. So for more anarchi-occupy shit - you know where to go.
GEEZ, ARREST BANKERS NOT HIPSTERS!
(and, I have to ask, what is the Female Cop looking at?)
Michelle Malkin makes the claim that Occupy Wall Street is 99% white. It hurts my irony bone for someone on Fox News to criticize a social movement for being “99% white.” It hurts real bad.
According to Malkin:
“The protesters have taken to calling themselves the ‘99 percent’ in the country, labeling the capitalists they wish to remove from power the other ‘1 percent.’ When Occupy Wall Street activists call themselves the ‘99 percent,’ it turns out they mean 99 percent non-diverse (by their own politically correct measurements). It’s as pale out there at Camp Alinsky as MSNBC’s prime-time lineup or the New York Times editorial board. Not counting the cameos by Jesse Jackson and Cornel West, that is.”
Uh-huh… love the photo choice showing a rather diverse crowd, Fox Nation. I don’t need to debunk your claim since you, um, did it yourselves.
Oh, Malkin, you race-baiting fact-mangler, you.
Oh dear, I don’t feel too good about this…
Anonymous Announces Next Target: The New York Stock Exchange
This past weekend, as #OccupyWallSt entered its third week in existence, the “hack-tivist” group Anonymous declared war on the New York Stock Exchange, threatening to “erase NYSE from the Internet.”
In a video, posted to the TheAnonMessage Youtube channel, the an electronic voice warns that, “On Oct. 10, NYSE shall be erased from the Internet. On Oct. 10, expect a day that will never, ever be forgotten.”
The threats come on the heels of another Anonymous declaration, although the earlier release was directed at the NYPD in retaliation for their mass arrests and reports of brutality against #OccupyWallSt protesters.
The new Anonymous video, and a transcript, are below
Greetings, institutions of the media.
We are Anonymous.
The events transpiring within Wall Street have caught our eye.
It seems that the government and federal agencies enjoy enforcing the law a little bit too much. They instate unjust laws as mindless automatons, blindly following orders with soulless precision.
We witness the government enforcing the laws that punish the 99 percent while allowing the 1 percent to escape justice, unharmed, for their crimes against the people.
We have observed this same government failing to enforce even the minimal legal restraints of Wall Street’s abuses. This government who has willingly ignored the greed at Wall Street has even bailed out the perpetrators that have caused our crisis.
We will not stand by and watch the system take over our way of life.
We the people shall stand against the government’s inaction.
We the people will not be witnesses to your corruption and ill-gotten profits.
We will not labor for your leisure.
We will not assist you in any way.
This is why we choose to declare our war against the New York Stock Exchange. We can no longer stay silent as the population is being exploited and forced to make sacrifices in the name of profit.
We will show the world that we are true to our word. On Oct. 10, NYSE shall be erased from the Internet. On Oct. 10, expect a day that will never, ever be forgotten.
Vox Populi, Vox Anon.
The Voice of The People is The Voice of Anonymous.
We are Legion. We are the 99 percent.
We do not forgive. We do not forget.
Wall Street: Expect us
(transcript courtesy of PCMag)
#occupywallstreet People Power Overwhelms NYPD with chant “Fight Crime Not Freedom”
Uploaded by GoldishackGuerrillas on Oct 1, 2011
Occupy Wall Street meeting was interrupted with the news that bicycle riders from Critical Mass were surrounded by NYPD just a block away from Zuccotti / Liberty Plaza. 200 of us went over to see for ourselves. police, overwhelmed by our numbers, fled the scene.
Hip hop magnate Russell Simmons said Thursday on MSNBC that he planned on joining the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” in lower Manhattan.
Simmons, who has an estimated net-worth of $340 million, noted that all his employees paid more taxes than he did.
“Last time I got involved in a protest I brought a hundred thousand people there, for the Rockefeller Drug Laws,” he said. “And if I get involved really heavily in this one, we find the agenda and have a common ground… we can bring hundreds of thousands of people… small seeds are planted, but it could grow into something very big.”
Well shit yes!
Up until this announcement, the Occupy Wall Street movement has been unwieldy and somewhat lacking in a coherent voice, but that’s all about the change. New York City labor unions have decided to descend upon the streets of Lower Manhattan on Friday.
The leadership of the Transit Workers Union Local 100—comprised of subway and bus workers—voted unanimously to support the protestors. With a membership of 38,000, 5 Oct. will easily be the largest day yet in the protest. On 12 Oct., SEIU 32BJ, representing doormen, security guards, and maintenance workers around the city, is also staging a rally in support of the cause.
It’s unclear for now whether the transit system will be completely shut down while the 38,000 workers are participating in the protest. If it is, the Occupy Wall Street movement will definitely make its mark in history. And either way, it now has a substantial footing to make a real statement about American economy policy.
Jackie DiSalvo, an #OccupyWallStreet organizer, summarized the movement’s policy as such: “Occupy Wall Street will not negotiate watering down its own message.”
You have no idea how excited I am to see this.
Those are good cops. The others should find their spine and do the same thing. Cops protecting the scum in Wall Street are protecting those who are enslaving them and their own kids and grand kids.
Over 100 NYPD Officers Refuse to Work in Support of Occupy Wall Street MovementThe Occupy Wall Street movement issued the following statement on their website:
“Today we received unconfirmed reports that over one hundred blue collar police refused to come into work in solidarity with our movement. These numbers will grow. We are the 99 percent. You will not silence us.”
Just to show not all cops are slaves to their masters.