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    are you fucking kidding me

    talldarkbishoujo:

    So I’m watching the local news, WNBC. And the President was here tonight doing some fundraising. They showed him up at the Apollo in Harlem (this is when he was singing Al Green).

    And OWS showed up to protest. Nothing but white kids, of course. One sign they showed had the President in a Hitler mustache and some bullshit about WW3.

    Now, by all means, protest how the political process in the US and how it’s all about rich people buying access. By all means.

    But can we talk about protesting our black President at the Apollo Theater in Harlem? With Hitler signs? And, the news pointed out, this particular event wasn’t even the most expensive fundraiser President Obama attended tonight. It was actually the cheapest per plate

    OWS, you want to know why POC side eye the shit out of you? This kind of thing would be why.

    So, wait, because the President happens to be black and speaking at the Apollo Theater, suddenly white people are disallowed their constitutional rights to demand accountability for the crimes perpetrated by Wall Street? Or point out the fact that President Obama has encouraged these folks by promoting people into his administration that had a direct hand in it? Does the message become less important because you’re bothered by the presence of white people at a historically black-affiliated venue?

    Really?

    Do you know that the protest was comprised entirely of white people?  Did your local news interview every participant?  Or did you just get a twenty second clip and happen to see mostly white people in the crowd?

    I agree that equating politicians with Hitler is patently moronic, and especially offensive given the racial implications and environment this person was in.  As such, I must conclude that the person doing it was a mindless schmuck. Every movement has a portion of them, and they come in all shapes, sizes, creeds, and colors.

    However, when I read this, you sounded to me just like the Wall Street crooks who think that hippies shouldn’t be allowed to protest in front of bank buildings.  And if you insert the word ‘hippies’ where you typed ‘white people’, you sound every bit as dismissive as they do.

    Anyway, nice move discrediting an entire protest based upon one white dumbass holding a Hitler sign. (Who could just as well be a government stooge.) That really helps us bring about the accountability we need from Wall Street.

    231 01.20.12
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    Hundreds of Cops Mobilizing against OWS in NYC as we speak…

    This is not going to end well.

    http://www.ustream.tv/timcast

    5 12.31.11
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    And imagine the uproar if a cop pepper sprayed a banker on Wall Street….

    And imagine the uproar if a cop pepper sprayed a banker on Wall Street….

    499 12.13.11
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    Some Politics: US Senate To Vote On Bill That Will Allow The Military To Arrest Americans On American Soil And Hold

    ladyatheist:

    Since Occupy Wall Street began, American police officers have arrested thousands of people for exercising their constitutionally protected right to protest. On Monday or Tuesday, the US Senate will vote on a bill that would give the President the ability to order the military…

    If you open a dictionary and look up the word ‘fucked’, it will have a copy of this news story under it.  What the hell is this even doing up for a vote in a Democratically-controlled Senate?

    However, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised.  After all, the US military has used tanks against our own citizens before.

    46 11.27.11
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    NYPD pepper sprays man to death

    stfuhypocrisy:

    The death of a Bronx man who suffered a fatal asthma attack after cops pepper-sprayed him has been ruled a homicide by the city medical examiner.

    An autopsy found that Kemp Yarborough cause of death was by“acute bronchial asthma attack during a physical altercation including pepper spray,” the city medical examiner told….

    More at link

    http://rt.com/usa/news/death-pepper-yarborough-nypd/

    Are you fucking kidding me? sdkjghsdkghsdfgjkhsdg No faith, I have no fucking faith left. These fucking cops are monsters. Where is the accountability?

    And what’s even stranger is the NY Daily News reported it, and has since taken down the story. (Did a google search to make sure this story was true before reblogging it, and there on google in all of its cached glory is the link to the NY Daily News.)

    I’m guessing Rupert Murdoch was tapping the reporter’s phone or something.

    2293 11.22.11
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    occupyonline:

    occupyallstreets:

    Don’t let the media have you fooled. This is what really happened to the protesters property after the OWS raid last week. 

    The NYPD smashed/broke laptops, camera’s, tents, all electronics, bikes, etc. and took $5,000 of cash from a man’s backpack. That was all the money he had left to get by.

    The cops are now facing legal charges for violating their own rules and not giving protesters receipts for materials “confiscated”.

    Source

    Signal boost.

    1724 11.22.11
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    Lobbying firm's memo spells out plan to undermine Occupy Wall Street - Open Channel

    These people are despicable, but what really saddens me, is that Wall Street has actually gotten much stronger with the Democrats in power.  Corporate profits are at historic levels, and many major corporations can count on the Federal Government for billions in tax breaks every year, even as tens of millions in this country starve and see the value they get back in their taxes reduced.

    And does anyone think the House would hesitate to borrow that 850,000 dollars if it means putting the unemployed back in the gutter?

    Per MSNBC:

    A well-known Washington lobbying firm with links to the financial industry has proposed an $850,000 plan to take on Occupy Wall Street and politicians who might express sympathy for the protests, according to a memo obtained by the MSNBC program “Up w/ Chris Hayes.”

    The proposal was written on the letterhead of the lobbying firm Clark Lytle Geduldig & Cranford and addressed to one of CLGC’s clients, the American Bankers Association.

    CLGC’s memo proposes that the ABA pay CLGC $850,000 to conduct “opposition research” on Occupy Wall Street in order to construct “negative narratives” about the protests and allied politicians. The memo also asserts that Democratic victories in 2012 would be detrimental for Wall Street and targets specific races in which it says Wall Street would benefit by electing Republicans instead.

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    Truth.

    Truth.

    13 11.18.11
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    no-ideaisoriginal:

    crosscrowdedrooms:

    It’s proved impossible for me to get this shot of former Philadelphia Police Cpt. Ray Lewis being arrested, anywhere.  I was adamantly rebuffed by the Philadelphia Inquirer, NYT, local NY papers, and Newsweek, before even looking at the photograph.  One of the only published photos of this paradoxical and intense event is located here at the NYC Observer:

    http://www.observer.com/2011/11/former-philadelphia-police-captain-ray-lewis-arrested-ows/

    Still waiting on the Wall Street con artists to be put behind bars.  They, after all, admitted before Congress that they perpetrated a fraud against the American people.

    29443 11.18.11
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