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A New York City police officer on a motor scooter runs over a Legal Aid Society observer as Occupy Wall Street demonstrators march through the streets near Wall Street, Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. (Photo: Mary Altaffer / AP via WCBS 880 AM)
Updated, 11:06 a.m. | The cleanup of the Lower Manhattan park that has been occupied by protesters for nearly a month was postponed Friday shortly before it was supposed to begin, averting a feared showdown between the police and demonstrators who had vowed to resist any efforts to evict them from their encampment.
But sporadic clashes between protesters and the police erupted anyway when demonstrators started marching through the winding streets of the financial district after learning that the cleanup had been called off. At least 14 were arrested, the police say.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, in a radio interview on Friday morning, sought to make it clear that the the decision to postpone the clean up was made by Brookfield.
He said that the company made its decision after receiving a flurry of threatening phone calls from elected officials.
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I laughed. From now on, I am using the phrase “three shades of boring.” Especially when listening to people talk about how Ron “Not McDonald” Paul is going to save our lives by changing the tax code and destroying the Fed.
“Lauren Conrad, well-known chronicler of the down and out in Orange County, wore shorts to the polo match to show her support for people who can’t afford long pants, something she read about online one time or something.”
I am howling omg these are brutal and hilarious
I AM NOT MOVING - Short Film - Occupy Wall Street (by CoreyOgilvie)
Wonderful editing. I feel sick to my stomach. Absolutely a must watch.
Reblogging because it only got 22 notes and it’s the most heart-rending piece of media about Occupy Wall Street that I’ve witnessed to date. Check it out.
Yeah. Just watch it, ok? And reblog it.
Thousands of Americans have non-violently occupied Wall St — an epicentre of global financial power and corruption. They are the latest ray of light in a new movement for social justice that is spreading like wildfire from Madrid to Jerusalem to 146 other cities and counting, but they need our help to succeed.
As working families pay the bill for a financial crisis caused by corrupt elites, the protesters are calling for real democracy, social justice and anti-corruption. But they are under severe pressure from authorities, and some media are dismissing them as fringe groups. If millions of us from across the world stand with them, we’ll boost their resolve and show the media and leaders that the protests are part of a massive mainstream movement for change.
This year could be our century’s 1968, but to succeed it must be a movement of all citizens, from every walk of life. Click to join the call for real democracy — a giant live counter of every one of us who signs the petition will be erected in the centre of the occupation in New York.
Click below to sign the petition - every signature will be counted on a giant live counter in the middle of the Wall St. occupation:
The people have as expected risen up against those who have perpetuated the conditions that have held you in their control. We see you as being very restrained, and endeavouring to keep them as peaceful as possible. It is your right to demonstrate, but authorities fear such opposition to them. It is why they try to prevent such news being reported. However, it will not make any difference as the movement for change has progressed beyond their grasp.
Truth through comedy: Occupy Wall Street
this is why I’m taking Occupy Wall Street — or, perhaps more specifically, the ‘We Are The 99 Percent’ movement — seriously. There are a lot of people who are getting an unusually raw deal right now. There is a small group of people who are getting an unusually good deal right now. That doesn’t sound to me like a stable equilibrium.
The organizers of Occupy Wall Street are fighting to upend the system. But what gives their movement the potential for power and potency is the masses who just want the system to work the way they were promised it would work. It’s not that 99 percent of Americans are really struggling. It’s not that 99 percent of Americans want a revolution. It’s that 99 percent of Americans sense that the fundamental bargain of our economy — work hard, play by the rules, get ahead — has been broken, and they want to see it restored.
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.