Saturday, October 15, 2011

Occupation: World - Oct. 15

Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy' is played to thousands in Madrid
by the Solfonica Orchestra live, making me cry.

"spirit fingers"

History erupts today. Twitter is the new News [as always, tweets in italics]. Do not count on complete accuracy; all is in motion and churn.

I'm Getting Arrested app for Android: lets you quickly notify your family, friends, and legal team (if you have one) of your situation with a single tap of your finger.

National Lawyers Guild Occupy protest support and hotlines

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I went to OccupyCincinnati today as long as I could; illness forced me to go home. I do what I can from here for my beloved Internet, which is justifying the faith I have placed in it for 25 years. My heart is bursting with pride for the people of my neighborhood and my home. Finally, I live in the America (and world) of my 7-yr-old heart again. I wish I had someone to share this moment with tonight... but I am with all of you, so... it's ok ^_^

How To Occupy An Abstraction
The digital domain of the Occupy movement

Thank you, world. TY Internet. TY #OccupyWallStreet #ows #O15

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Today Is The Day

Perhaps these moments are what all those 2012 predictions were about: an apocalypse is a change-state; nothing says it cannot go positive as easy as negative.

Goosebumps all day long. It's been amazing, and it's just the beginning

Israelis launch world protest day with solidarity demo on Syrian border

60,000 plus protested in Chile today!

It's going on all over the world; in Canada, Spain, Melbourne, Barcelona, Rome, Brussels, Paris, Toronto, Oakland, London, Syntagma, Warsaw, Hong Kong, Madrid, Venezuela, Orlando, Regina, Berlin, New York, Bucharest, Dublin, Los Angeles, Finland, Reno, Zurich, Columbus, Santa Rosa, Cibeles Square, Santiago, Amsterdam, China, Tel Aviv...

Flags of #Palestine, #Mohawk Nation flying on Bay Street!

Julian Assange gets taken into custody in London for wearing mask to the demo; "detained" of course, not arrested... he is freed about 25 minutes later and says, "I can't wear masks and be anonymous but swiss bank accounts can be" while speaking to the OccupyLSX folks. He also says, "This movement is not about the destruction of law, but the construction of law." Unfortunately, he then gets stuck in #OccupyLSX kettle and needs to be back in Norfolk by 5pm to avoid breaching bail ...

Lech Wałęsa to visit at Occupy Wall Street
Former President of Poland, Nobel Peace Prize winner and pivotal in ending the Soviet era in Poland. This is tremendous news.

RT @OccupyWallStNYC: At NYU building at corner of BWay and Waverly streetfront window monitor is playing our livestream!

This lonely, brave woman Occupies the Tundra while this small crowd Occupies the Bering Sea... and at the other end of the world is OccupyAntarctica. In Rome an estimated 200,000 people clog the streets. This video from OccupyPerth has the Perth Clock Tower in it.

Madrid: Must be at least 15,000 here now- from a few hundred half an hour ago. Sudden explosion of noise and chanting

Photos from Times Square say it all, as does t : Occupy is not "a small, rag-tag bunch of hippies."

You can only push decent hard working people so far before they inevitably force change. Check your history books.

#OccupyKorea #OccupySeoul #OccupyYeouido [video]

Over 10 blocks of San Francisco have been taken over. #Occupy your streets! Thousands upon thousands are pouring into Civic Center

A look into the "HOW" of the Occupy Wall Street movement: The consensus process [video]

SF:10,000 NY:60,000 Denver:3,000 Chicago:2,000 Seattle:2,000 L.A:15,000 The 1% has probably crapped their pants.

Young boy's sign: Occupy My Future [photo]

I don't have words to say how inspiring peaceful beautiful cooperative #OWS NYC. Maybe America IS going to be able to save itself.

A Spanish tweet... mentioning French politics. Truly global!
¿Dónde están los señores que decían que este movimiento no tenía comparación con "El gran Mayo francés"? ['Where are the gentlemen who said that this movement was not opposed to "The great French May"?']

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The New Media

Social Media continues to prove itself, particularly Twitter; indicating just how corrupted and beholden to political interests Lamestream Media is. New Media is also about transparency: "we are the eyes of the world." Police, corporations, stores watch us constantly. We can watch back now, but soon we might be unable to:

"The Federal Reserve is planning on monitoring social networking sites because they want to see what the public's response will be to economic policy" Yeah, sure. Now you know.

Please see the Legal Section on the right sidebar here for information on protecting your Internet.

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Media blackout... 70% uninstalled.

An Intense Moment of Truth on MSNBC

[Leading coverage in many foreign media]

Congratulations, everyone.

Wall to wall coverage of Arab Spring in the US cable nooooz media. #OWS? Maybe 3 mins/day, tops. Oh well, there's still Al Jazeera and RT [Russia Today]

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The Banksters

Citibank locks protesters (all Citibank customers) inside and starts arresting them for attempting to close thier bank accounts. Watch the video - a woman in a business suit, entirely calm, a customer, is manhandled and shoved into the locked bank with the rest of the protesters. Police are claiming the act was announced as a sit-in so that is why they decided to make arrests, but this video blows that excuse to smithereens. Let Citibank know this was shameless. BTW, Citigroup paid no taxes and received a $2.5trillion bailout.

And they weren't the only ones: Santa Cruz BofA refuses to close woman's account. Manager: "You cannot be a customer and a protester at the same time - corporate orders." And this was on Oct. 7th.

Seeing as how banks are refusing customers service, and will even lie to you, during the next week, open an account at a local, small bank or credit union then phone transfer your account balance, or get a bank check for your balance and get it right to your new account. Be sane; be careful with large amounts of cash or checks until they are safe in your new account.

Long ties to Koch brothers
key to Herman Cain's campaign

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I am praying tonight to all Goddesses/Gods and the thousands of men and women who have fought for freedom for hundreds of years. Please help us.

500 lock arms in Chicago as police move in [2:33amEDT]

100+ police + horses attack peaceful #OccupySYDNEY protest tearing down tents & putting everything in rubbish trucks – arrests.

They use horses to charge the crowd
I knew they would; been there DNC 2000 LA

Occupy London reporting police using shields and batons on demonstrators who are sitting peacefully. The demonstrators set up a camp that the police are in the process of trying to disperse [8 pm London time].

Police entrapment: given permission to walk, then arrested in 15 seconds

Riot police surrounded fountain. I was one of last to leave. Kicked legal green hats [Observers] out [Washington Square Park, Midnight]

Cops For Sale
The new Praetorian Guard

@BreakingNews: Police in New York, Chicago,Seattle warning Occupy protesters to clear out

How To Escape From Zip-Ties
in case some thug or kidnapper breaks in and uses them on you or your family...

500 arrested including ANSWER Coalition organizers! #OccupyCHI

What We Know About 'Hipster Cop'
You've seen him... now see him.

St Paul's deacon happy for assemblies to happen during mass. The word used was "co-existence" - tells police "we are in support of the protest" #occupylsx

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Buy Nothing Day is your special day to unshop, unspend and unwind. Relax and do nothing for the economy and for yourself - at least for a single day.

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Why I Went to Occupy L.A. Instead of Synagogue
A 14-yr-old girl explains

How the Wall Street Protesters Win
loving advice and encouragement

Why Occupy Wall Street Has Already Won [Slate]

America’s ‘Primal Scream’ [NYT]

Twenty reasons why it's kicking off everywhere
Prescient article from BBC's Paul Mason

Who is Your Leader?
The Entrenched are frustrated in not having a target to attack.

A Billionaire's advice to OccupyWallStreet
very interesting read by Mark Cuban

Meet the Guy Who Snitched on Occupy Wall Street to the FBI and NYPD
Isn't this hacking and assorted computer crimes? See how the double standard works now?

Police Infiltrate Peaceful Protests, Videotape Shows [NYT]

Propaganda Bust: Deconstructing "One of the 53%"
Brilliant expose of propaganda photoshopping & crowdsourced busting

On the front lines in Times Square, NYPD in full fight mode
blow-by-blow account of horrific police action in Times Square

Beyond the Corporate Veil The Good The Bad The Ugly (hidden revealed)
Please read this post

The Guys in the 1% Brought This On
Barbara Ehrenreich

Which 10 Giant Corporations Don't Pay Taxes?
Exxon Mobil, Bank of America, General Electric , Chevron, Boeing, Valero Energy, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Carnival Cruise Lines

Wall Street's Long Occupation of the Middle Class
David Rohde

Turkish media report

Greece's fiscal mess, all thanks to Goldman Sachs

What’s Going On? Protests, Riots, the Internet and a Changing Civilisation

The Truth About Occupy Wall Street: It’s Much Smaller Than It Seems
Walter Shapiro writes a bit too hastily


International photo set from The Guardian

Huge photoset from NYC

Huge global photoset at Cryptome

BigFatWhale Comic: BofA's future plans
brill, as my Brit friends say

Teach Your Children Well
Reading to kids at #OccupyWallStreet

We Deserve Better [Ottowa]
Yes, we do.

"Someone left a flower outside our tent last night"
more like a bouquet... in Taipei

Hundreds sit at 2am in front of ABC Studios on Broadway
Hard to ignore the news when it's outside your door...


Hand Signals of the General Assembly [video]

Occupy Dame Street [Ireland]

Police use scooters to ram crowds; mass arrests 10.14

Sean Penn speaks about Occupy Wall Street

Glenn Beck primes people for The Apocalypse; accuses "The Left" of being killers, rapists
Now you see who the real anarchists and terrorists are - people like this, urging their followers to violence and murder.

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I'm not a big name; my blog is small. I haven't been really promoting it that much and I am a Tweet babbler. The media blackout has at least been breached; there are finer and more experienced writers out there. But every once in awhile, some kind soul tweets something like this:

This is an #epic face & twitter *^_^*!<3 @misosusanowa

... and makes me cry even more. TY RazorBladeDoll.

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And this series of tweets from Hollywood Boulevard helped me wash off some of my bitterness from living under this Iron Empire for almost all my adult life:

Don't hate the conservatives who mock u & argue w u. Don't respond to their anger in kind. Love them. They can't help it.

They've been duped by the machine into fighting for the very interests intent upon using them up & spitting them out.

They can't understand that what we want is what they need & that in most cases we're doing it 4 them more than 4 ourselves.

We're trying 2 help & if they'll just let us, we can help get that paw fixed, but they don't know, they can't think straight.

Eventually, even the conservatives in middle class will come around. They'll begin to get it, & we can be friends again.

Fight & keep fighting, but do it w/ love in your heart. #OWS #OLA #O15 #Occupywallstreet #OccupyLa #Occupyeverywhere

... and made me cry and lose my place typing again. Thx Hollywood.

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