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+154 # JontyPTraveler 2011-10-06 12:41
I wish I was there!
+52 # Billy Bob 2011-11-02 20:26
This isn't an Oakland movement.

It's global and local everywhere. You don't have to go to Oakland to participate.
+23 # noitall 2011-11-17 14:39
You can be "THERE" where YOU are! Be there now! What we are protesting is happening EVERYWHERE!!!!
+18 # noitall 2011-11-17 14:40
Make IT happen where YOU are!! BE THERE NOW!!!!
+9 # paulkinzelman 2012-01-15 17:45
Start an Occupy in your town. We did. See
+109 # chick 2011-10-06 20:56
Those Whit shirt police officers should be arrested.
What a black mark to put on the NYPD who are good officers.

Especially that baton bashing one. What a monster.
+18 # Capn Canard 2011-10-21 16:04
he should be up against the wall
+15 # Rita Walpole Ague 2012-01-09 10:26
The Occupy Colorado Springers adopted a young man, SLIC (significantly limited intellectual capacity) barely surviving on the streets after his Mom's recent suicide as she was about to be evicted. One more tragic life today in our U.S. of (greed and power) A.(ddiction).

I stood next to the young man in Denver as he was baton bashed, for no reason whatsoever, by the 'this is war' style cop. Then came the young man, recovering from a bad case of bronchitis, being barely able to breath as the pepper spray/tear gas hit - again, with no justification whatsoever.

We rushed away, and running past us came a bright and oily, redfaced young woman blinded by pepper spray, a terrified, barely breathing young woman crying she was pregnant, and then came the cries for help from the OWSers for the young man who was having severe, lifetreatening seizures. Cops ignored them (too busy with their torture m.o.), and they carried him while he seized to a nearby library, where the young themselves called in 911 to save him.

And, save ourselves and our kids and generations to come we must, from the evil takeover. Deliver us from evil, and God helps those who help themselves and others in our so needed fight to.....
+106 # Pirate King 2011-10-07 00:15
When they ask what we are pissed about it would be easier to list what we are not pissed about! Never shall we be co opted or stereotyped. If you do not understand what we want, free yourself from Darwin's waiting room. Evolve and think!
+102 # SouthBrun 2011-10-07 05:36
"In the centuries leading up to 1900, Britain built an empire of countries around the globe to increase its wealth, in part by granting monopolies to its own citizens and the expense of the citizens of the colony. Chief among these British colonies was India, and chief among those trying to cast off the colonial yoke was Mohandas Gandhi. One of his first broad efforts in this regard was leading a boycott of the British monopoly of India's salt. To Winston Churchill, this made Gandhi an enemy:

"Mohandas Gandhi walked to the ocean with his followers. He had decided to resist the British imperial salt monopoly. [For this], he and sixty thousand followers were imprisoned. In Peshawar, near India's Northwest Frontier [and now part of Pakistan], British troops fired on a crowd of Muslim salt protesters, killing some of them. Air raids 'cleaned up' the Peshawar region afterward, according to The New York Times. ...
Today's protests parallell Gandhi's and he would be proud. Be strong and it will grow. The keening of the opressed is growing louder.
+46 # irvingwood 2011-10-09 13:34
Great SouthBrun. Well put into historical context. I detested Churchill for his Imperialism, his contempt for working people, his preference for Naziism over Communism. In 1964, when he died, I was a cadet at a merchant marine officers' training school, and I refused to stand at his funeral, nor mourn his passing. I said then, 47 years ago, when I was the fledgling socialist that I became, that he was an elitist, colonial thug. But please provide the source for your quotation, and please repeat it as the final quotation mark is missing. 50 years of observing human nature, politics and the class system at work has never shown me any reason to doubt that a form of democratic socialism is the only future possible for humankind. In the USA it is less obvious because there is almost complete control of the media, and you don't have a history of political dissent as Europe does. Forward to the barricades!!
0 # Gevurah 2012-07-18 14:34
irvingwood, Churchill "preference for Naziism over Communism"? Who got the Nazi-loving British royal/upper class through WW II BUT Churchill, who warned against Hitler "while England slept"??

This is indeed a grotesque distortion of history based, it appears, on your own political views.
+2 # ardvaark 2012-06-06 14:59
Gandhi knew how to protest is right. He picked an objective and went for that. Just whining around the streets and being "pissed at everything" is not going to be taken seriously by anyone. Or get anything done. Reconsider Gandhi. He had vision and knew how to target.
+116 # mkyankee 2011-10-07 19:44
I spent the day at Liberty Park Monday. Exciting, exhilarating. Proud.

My thinking is that--finally-- this may be the beginning of the end of a malaise on the part of the working/middle class that has persisted for too long.

Congrats to all those who have been organizing and participating. Know that there is enormous respect and support for what you are doing
+86 # unitedwestand 2011-10-08 02:44
This is the most exciting, life affirming, most needed event ever.
I just hope that enough people are able to participate and make sure these wonderful protestors stay strong and can endure, until things get rectified.
+53 # Vardette 2011-10-09 20:20
And it must be a protracted movement that expands. The sleeping giant has awoken.
+53 # bobob 2011-10-10 07:27
It irks me to read that these bail-out
recipients were benifiaries of "socialism". Not True! These guys are what one-time Canadian Socialist leader
David Lewis termed "corporate welfare bums". These people are "anti socialists"
You are watching "Corporatism" not socialism. Mussolini prefered the name
Corporatist instead of Fascist. A turd by any other name would smell as bad.
0 # Doubter 2011-11-15 16:32
And yet, as these corporate beneficiaries have themselves demonized the word, it makes for enjoyable irony to see them tagged with it. Why help them explain their way out of it?
+30 # lbn108 2011-10-12 11:33
Go Bob! Great you're down there talking sense! Thanks! Push against anger, hatred, jealousy and greed! You have some good historical perspectives to share...between 'isms... Redemocratize now!
+47 # SharonToji 2011-10-15 18:38
We had about 1000 people minimum at Occupy Orange County (the most "conservative" county in California, although we actually have more Democrats here than there are people in San Francisco. And most of the Democrats are progressives -- pretty far left. Otherwise, there's no point to being a Democrat here! I know this movement is not about parties. We don't consider ourselves spokespeople for the Democratic Party organization. We are individuals, with individual issues. Most of us are anti-war, definitely anti-corporate, and us "old folks" who never let our anti-Viet Nam spirit die, are so glad to see young people taking to the streets. We wondered when they would finally wake up! Our voices have seemed so lonelyBelieve me, many of us have been gathering for years on street corners holding up signs with these same messages.

I'm watching now the demonstrations all across the world -- even in highly regulated communist China. Thank you Wall Street Occupiers. You have finally broken the dam loose. We can't let this end.

Again -- thank you Occupy Wall Street!
+3 # IronHead83 2011-10-20 09:20
Irvingwood - it appears that the quote is a slightly edited version of a section from the book Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization
By Nicholson Baker
-5 # iris 2011-10-21 12:26
wtf is wrong with this video.?. stop star... stop start ... stop start.
+34 # Mermaid19 2011-10-22 15:10
Why are the police bothering these individuals. They are in the same boat, live on the same planet we do. I wish I could be there but I will be at the Santa Rosa, CA event today. Keep up the great work, we the people are beginning to speak out. All we are asking is for fairness and doing the right thing for the future of our planet, for the future of our people and above all the future for our children. Greed the way it is today in my mind is immoral. The Christian Right believes in Jesus, remember what he said, "What you do to the least of them you do to me." Thank you RSN for keeping us posted.
+28 # kaf 2011-10-23 16:04
Who will inform these police that they are part of the 99%?
+3 # noitall 2011-11-17 14:34
Their greed and hubris have blinded them to reality, they live in the moment.
+20 # Bodiotoo 2011-10-28 16:10
Live Streams, the GAs ect are all important. OWS all over the nation/the world are the "Committees of Correspondence" that were so important in organizing the First American Revolution.
+15 # Okieangels 2011-11-02 19:34
Go, Oakland!!!!
+22 # Billy Bob 2011-11-02 20:32
I find it interesting that the places where the police reacts the most violently become the places that attract the most national attention.

Maybe some of these cops are dim-witted. But, aybe, eventually, they'll start to realize that the more they brutalize REAL AMERICAN CITIZENS, the more they help our cause.

The civil rights marches that culminated in civil rights legislation in the mid-'60s had ALREADY BEEN GOING ON for about 10 years, I believe, before positive actions were taken like the Voting Rights Act.

We're in this for the long haul. There aren't enough cops in the world to stifle an entire country of active AMERICAN CITIZENS EXERCISING THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.
+9 # lbn108 2011-11-02 23:50
Well, I usually love keeping an eye on the live streams, but this is really not interesting...k ind of screechy... and I wanted to see what was happening at the port... Will that be streamed?

From Asia - I send Occupy Oakland all my best wishes for success tonight and as you maintain the Occupy effort.
+14 # tapelt 2011-11-03 01:10
If you are videotaping a mass police arrest, be sure to bring:

1. Goggles
2. Extra battery for your camera
+18 # R U Kidding Me? 2011-11-03 02:28
We are here in the Coachella Valley, Ca. with no support system from anyone including the ACLU. We have had only 9 of our people arrested with one still in jail on a $2500.00 bail. Unbelievable the high amount. Please send us people. This is a very republican area and the cops swooped in Halloween night. They had permits hitherto that night, but they would not extend the permit thru the weekend. PLEASE HELP US WITH LEGAL ADVISE AND PEOPLE. WE ARE A RELATIVELY SMALL GROUP. THANK YOU
+5 # Nel 2011-11-12 17:47
Occupy the MSM
Turn MSM into Internet-like political forum.
Get all political voices in open forum. From the right or left, regardless how "extremist" they may be. Regardless how "anti" whatever, they may be. Regardless how their "biases" or "propaganda."
+4 # JohnCDurham 2011-11-15 12:36
USTREAM is actually providing the FEED to Livestream. I've been following this great guy since midnight.
+8 # pernsey 2011-11-16 08:00
Since the clearing of the park... now more people can OCCUPY! GO OWS!!!
+8 # noitall 2011-11-17 14:33
If nothing else has been accomplished by OWS, it has revealed clearly that the aggression, greed, and world looting of the 1% is supported and enabled by the government of the United States and paid for by the People of the United States. As people realize this, they will join us in the streets. This is the flood that the 1% feared as read in their bible of convenience (the one that doesn't count GREED as a sin). This movement will wash them into oblivion and cleanse the world of this system that preys on the world's human and environmental resources. WE are the world!
+4 # mkukrishna 2011-11-20 12:03
Wishing that it spreads wings and reaches shores far and wide. Especially India.
+4 # Bodiotoo 2011-11-26 14:15
Occupiers that can come to LA are needed to resist the removal planned Monday at 12:01 a.m. by the City of L.A.
+6 # tapelt 2011-11-27 22:12
I am watching with great interest, as I am going to be in Occupy Tampa on Wednesday, possibly overnight.

Stand your ground!

You are not alone!

+9 # Bodiotoo 2011-11-30 11:52
Food for thought.
Recent polls indicate that 24% of the US population supports the issues the OWS has risen. Think about that...vs. 8-9% approval of the US Congressd, and 18% opposed to the OWS. 49% are unaware(so in theory, once informed another 13-14% good easily be supportive. With a third of the population in support...that puts the existing 2 parties in a percarious position.
While OWS desires consensus...som ething I think each current U.S. representive should be holding stadium meetings in their own districts to get feedback directly (not the on line system that reaches only registered constituites).. .OWS locals should be finding candidates to be put on the ballots so that WE THE PEOPLE can take back our country and get it on th eright track using the framework that is our legal government.
Even at simply 24%, OWS candidates can move the direction of Congress...just as the far right TEABaggers have sandbagged the system with thier 12-14%.
Dedicate yourself to the rest of this decade. Revolutions take time.
Keep all resistance PEACEFUL. Talk to and discourage the Anarchist in your midst. Beware the Government Infiltrators. Both of those groups will attempt to provoke violence...exac tly what the current powers want to justify arrest, and GOON SQUADS!
We The People...We Are the 99%...
+2 # swissms 2012-06-23 03:39
I love that the young people are finally getting their heads out of their virtual media devices and gathering to create REAL community. Now for the next step. It is relatively easy to yell and scream against a perceived enemy. But without the next step, all you have is anarchy; and militaries have a tendency to crush such movements in the name of order. I'm sick of the occupy movement being painted as having no platform.

One of the pitfalls in social organizing is to put all the energy into protest and none into creating actual change. The next step after protest has organized community is to step up and assume leadership. In a democracy, that means running for office. That means putting pressure on local and federal governments to change policies. If that means the historic precedent of firing supreme court justices, then so be it.
+2 # swissms 2012-06-23 03:59
So cool that training sessions are being live-streamed. I sent the link to my 16-yr-old daughter who is interested in becoming a social scientist so she can see how these sociological facilitators work with groups!
+3 # Vardoz 2012-07-04 11:48
Bottom line- spread the wealth and justice. Fight corruption and big money. You do that and everything else will follow. Live by our constitution. It's all there.