Monday, October 17, 2011

Good People Rising - Occupy Souls

"This is not a war zone! This is not justice!"

USMC Sgt. Shamar Thomas, a 24-year-old Marine Veteran who comes from a long line of people who sacrifice for their country - Mother, Army Veteran (Iraq), Step father, Army, active duty (Afghanistan), Grand father, Air Force veteran (Vietnam), Great Grand Father Navy veteran (World War II) - takes on police at Occupy Wall Street. Here is the full video: USMC Sgt. Thomas at Occupy Wall Street. And here is the interview with Keith Obermann on Countdown.

"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell

Thank you, Sgt, for defending your country in two places: (2) tours in Iraq, and at Occupy Wall Street. Your courage is exemplary; your honesty is heart-breaking; your upholding of the Constitution which you fought for is heroic. You are one of the "few good men." You gave me hope today.

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Global revolution: protests in 1,000+ cities — in videos [Roar]

From a single hashtag, a protest circled the world [Reuters]

Occupy Wall Street Marks One Month [OccupyWallStreet statement]

10,000 people Occupy San Francisco... and then camp raided, torn down; police brutality continues.

Dr Cornel West, Princeton University professor, is arrested at the Supreme Court along with 16 other protesters from Occupy.

Peaceful revolution rises on 5 pillars: persistence, courage, visibility, numbers, and calm.

Rev. Bernice King, Dr. Martin Luther King's daughter, says that her father would have been heartened by the Occupy and 99% movements.

Today the Reverend Jesse Jackson stood up the NYPD when they came to destroy the Medical Tent.

RT @OccupyWallSt: #nypd is trying to bust down our medical tent, but @revjjackson is in the way

Meanwhile, in my own Cincinnati, a lawsuit was filed today in federal court by Occupy Cincinnati, alleging that the City of Cincinnati’s Parks Rule has kept Cincinnatians from exercising their constitutionally-protected rights to free speech and assembly.

This series of photos from the Berlin Occupation could come right out of a history book.

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OccupyGeorge: campaign to send messages to the banksters on their own "letterhead"

Occupy The Banks - listserv

Cyberactivism From Egypt to Occupy Wall Street [Nation]

This Cell Phone Guide for Occupy Wall Street Protesters (and Everyone Else) from the Electronic Frontier Foundation is a must-read.

More hand signals from Occupy Wall Street
Non-verbal semantic arts in play

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Hijacking the Movement

Hamsher: Dems Co-opting Occupy Wall St.

Democrats want to hijack Occupy Wall Street? [RT]

A good synopsis of MoveOn.Org's moves from Alex Jones

A Letter From Goldman Sachs [Borowitz Report]
Monetize the Occupation! [HUMOR]

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An Inarticulate Articulation of Why Occupy Wall Street Doesn't Need to Articulate a Damn Thing
Beautiful, articulate bullshit-calling.

The Contrasting Psychologies of 'Occupy Wall Street' and the 'Tea Party' [Forbes]
Written by a 20-yr clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst

This article from Frank Pasquale titled "The Moral Authority of Occupy Wall Street" is a concise refutation of all the "talking points" of the OWS deniers/astroturfers/vituperative trolls.

Why Occupy Wall Street is Bigger Than Left vs. Right [Rolling Stone]
Matt Tabibi

You can't fix today's problems with yesterday's thinking. So move over, the millennials are here, #ows; bring ideas, leave party at home

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"It's the economy, stupid"

Financial crisis protests: the world versus the bankers [Guardian]

The Quiet Coup: the finance industry has effectively captured our government [Atlantic]

Wall Street Buys Washington: Here's How Much Banks Gave To The 2012 Presidential Candidates [Business Insider]

Rabbit-Hole Economics: Paul Krugman examines Tuesday’s Republican debate on the economy [NYT/Opinion]

Royal Dutch Shell: The World's Dirtiest Oil Company
More news the news didn't tell you

Have you noticed that throughout all this no one has said I'M SORRY. Not ONE apology or semblance of responsibility from #the1%

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Top CIA clandestine operative is working with the NYPD.
Questions abound as to why

CNN badgers protesters
Just as good as Faux News for pretending to be "news"

Honolulu Police Load Up on Taser Ammo, Pepper Spray, Bean Bags for APEC
My friends know that in the early 90s I traveled to Hawai'i 5 yrs in a row; helped out in the Mau'i Hawai'ian Language Reclaimation Project; helped wire the first cybercafe there; collected legends from the Aunties and Oncles, walked the volcanos for Pelé and studied the politics of Hawai'i, Matson Shipping Lines and C&H Sugar. Real Kanaka are mostly SO POOR outside the one-mile "tourist Hawai'i" strip... this is disgusting.

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Race-Baiting Bigoted Smear Job

Occupy protest critics exploit anti-Semitism --- must-read

Charges Of Occupy Wall Street Anti-Semitism Find Audience On The Right

I want to comment on the ugly assertions surfacing of "Anti-Jewish" propaganda being currently spewed. This is one of the lowest, insanest, ugliest political smear campaigns I have ever witnessed; it is something I'd expect from Karl Rove. It also goes back hundreds of years and is currently used to stifle debate about Israel's policies.

I question these assertions; I question this entire line of propaganda. I question whether these few people are representative of the movement; I question israel today Magazine's pushing of this issue; according to their own article, they quote the American Nazi Party's website, which has "come out in support of OWS."

First of all, israel today, you're going to quote Nazis?!?!? Your argument is invalid; Godwin'd right there. You ignore the reports that these people have been shown to be local crazies with a history of showing up at every large gathering for many years, or even wandering the streets randomly. You push this racism using three examples (besides your Nazi Party one). These are the same people that sniff and dig and triumphantly post anti-Muslim diatribes. They are professional agitators and propagandists who whine when someone uses their own tactics against them. I'd like to see them DOX'd and find out exactly who is behind them.

I have nothing against Jews; only the Israeli government; like all governments lately, it show signs of rabid insanity and paranoia. And so does israel today Magazine. I can certainly criticise the government for their actions and policies without being anti-Semitic.

ADL Slams Rush Limbaugh Calling His Remarks 'Borderline Anti-Semitic' [2010]
from the Yiddish News - and here's a transcript of the phone call session

Maybe they don't read the Yiddish News? Maybe israel today thinks the Yiddish News is anti-Semitic? Maybe this is a way to shut off debate about the policies of the Israeli government? Or is it just an ugly piece of psywar/propaganda warfare to destroy a movement that is shaking the world's governments?

10 Craziest Things Said About Occupy Wall Street

[And don't start flooding my Comments with racist bigoted bullshit from either side of this. If you are exclusionist, you're wasting your wind on me; I've seen what you do for the last 25 years. You aren't part of any change or justice to me, and if you start out bigoted, that is your message and I hear nothing more]

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