Tag Archives: Protesters

‘Occupy Our Homes’ Protesters Highlight Foreclosures Nationwide – 7 December 2011

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/06/occupy-our-homes-foreclosures_n_1130375.html  orginally  posted 6th Dec. 2011

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Zuccotti Park Eviction: Court Order Against City Says Protesters Can Return With Tents In Tow – 15 November 2011

via http://www.huffingtonpost.com link to original article  published 15th November 2011

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Lawyers Guild says it has obtained a court order that allows Occupy Wall St. protesters to return with tents to a New York City park.

The guild says the injunction prevents the city from enforcing park rules on Occupy Wall Street protesters.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city knew about the court order but has not seen it. He says the city plans to go court immediately.

Zuccotti Park was cleared overnight so that crews could clean it. Bloomberg says that was done “to reduce the risk of confrontation.” Continue reading

David Icke – Essential Knowledge For #OccupyWallStreet Protesters

By David Icke – via http://www.in5d.com : also thanks to Ron van Dycke for pointing out these facts to us as David Icke did.

David Icke - Essential Knowledge For A #OccupyWallStreet ProtestorDavid Icke offers solutions to the Occupy Wall Street movement which is now being globally called Occupy Together or simply, the Occupy Movement or Protest. Icke believes we need to end the ability of private banks being able to create money out of fresh air on screens and charging interest on it.  Icke believes that all governments should create their own currency, interest free, and circulate it interest free so it can be a unit of exchange to overcome the limitations of barter because the same networks that control the banks, control the governments.

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#OCCUPYWALLSTREET WINS! Bloomberg backs down, protestors stay in park – YouTube

#OCCUPYWALLSTREET WINS! Bloomberg backs down, protestors stay in park – YouTube. via 2012IndyInfo.wordpress.com   by Laura Tyco

My Comment: This is what WE the PEOPLE can do and accomplish for our own world.

Must Read Editorial – Protesters Arrested While Wall Street Crooks Go Free

Must Read Editorial – Protesters Arrested While Wall Street Crooks Go Free via The Daily Bail -DailyBail.com

Scathing, blistering, truth-telling op-ed from columnist David Weidner.

This is awesome.

Source – Marketwatch

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters Harassed While Banker Crooks Go Free

It had to be a case of mistaken identity.

Protesters had been swarming Wall Street and Lower Manhattan for a week.  There were at least six arrests the first day Occupy Wall Street camped out and chanted near the New York Stock Exchange. There were dozens more by the weekend.

By Saturday, the hundreds of protesters appeared to have lit a fuse with New York City police. There were rough arrests that bordered on brutality. Pepper spray brought tears and pain.

And to a nation’s shock, not one of the police targets was a banker.

So much for law and order.

If you want to know how a nation supposedly by and for the people has become uprooted, one only needs to see how common young people, who are suffering so badly in this recession, were humiliated further by trying to exercise their given right to peacefully protest.

If this is justice, I’d rather break the law.

The bankers who brought us this mess not only walk free, they drive free in Bentleys paid for by money looted through toxic mortgages, trading debacles and derivative madness. Regulators, prosecutors and an administration patsy to big finance do nothing except hand out $1.3 trillion in bailout cash and guarantees.

Consider how sick this narrative has become. A counter protest was planned in which bankers and traders said they would douse the “dirty hippies” of Occupy Wall Street with champagne, to give them “a bath.

These are the people police are protecting.

The ones outraged by greed run amok, reckless behavior and fraud are getting wrestled to the pavement and arrested.

Ask yourself how you might act if you were in school or fresh out of it or young and unemployed. What future has Wall Street, the heart and brain of our capitalist country, promised you? How does it feel to be the sons, daughters and grand kids of a “me” generation that’s run up the debt and run down the economy?

Unemployment is between 13% and 25% for people under 25. Student loans are defaulting at about 15% at a time when more young people have no alternative but to borrow to pay for school.

Meanwhile, Wall Street bonuses continue to be paid at close to all-time highs. Lloyd Blankfein, the chief executive of Goldman Sachs took home $13.2 million last year, including a $3.2 million raise.

Brian Moynihan, the chief executive of Bank of America got $10 million in stock and salary.  Thomas Montag, Moynihan’s lieutenant actually got more, $14.3 million. Their bank has lost $14 billion during the last year. Shareholders — that’s you moms and pops, widows and orphans with 401(k)s — are holding the bag.

Enter the New York City police, who were just lauded for their bravery on 9/11 On that day they rushed in to save anyone and everyone, putting their own lives at risk.

We must have lost a lot of “heroes” that day because what’s left of the NYPD are out there pummeling the young and disenfranchised. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, a front-runner for mayor in 2013, has, by blessing this behavior, ingratiated himself to the moneyed crowd that doesn’t want a way of life disrupted by dirty hippie riffraff.

Just watch the donations roll in.

OK, maybe I’m wrong about all of this. Perhaps police thought that the black guy they shoved was Stan O’Neal, the former CEO of Merrill Lynch. Maybe they thought they had penned Erin Callan, the former CFO of Lehman Brothers, when they shot her eyes full of pepper spray.

That kid with the bandana who was thrown to the ground? Could have been Jamie Dimon of J.P. Morgan Chase  or Joe Cassano, who ran AIG’s cowboy outfit, the financial products unit, that caused $60 billion in losses.

Maybe those protesters were planning a new mortgage-backed security doomed to fail.

This could all be just one big mistake.

After all, this country wasn’t founded to serve a bunch of elitists. Government wasn’t intended to be bought and paid for by financial interests. Our nation’s economy wasn’t supposed to be built on fraud and abuse.  If that came to pass, you’d expect people to be angry.  You’d expect people to get roughed up.  You’d expect a revolution.

And you’d expect the system would fight like hell to keep it down.

 

 

 

 

OCCUPY WALL STREET PROTESTERS CUFFED, PEPPER-SPRAYED

Published on Sunday, September 25, 2011 by the New York Daily News by Matt Deluca and Christina Boyle

Women screamed in pain after police rounded them up and sprayed them with pepper spray. (Photo/Jefferson Siegel)Scores of protesters were arrested in Manhattan Saturday as a march against social inequality turned violent.

Hundreds of people carrying banners and chanting “shame, shame” walked between Zuccotti Park, near Wall St., and Union Square calling for changes to a financial system they say unjustly benefits the rich and harms the poor.

At least 80 people were carted away in police vehicles and up to five were hit with pepper spray near 12th St. and Fifth Ave., where tensions became especially high, police and organizers said.

The National Lawyer’s Guild, which is providing legal assistance to the protesters, put the number of arrests at 100.

Witnesses said they saw three stunned women collapse on the ground screaming after they were sprayed in the face.

A video posted on YouTube and NYDailyNews.com shows uniformed officers had corralled the women using orange nets when two supervisors made a beeline for the women, and at least one suddenly sprayed the women before turning and quickly walking away.

Footage of other police altercations also circulated online, but it was unclear what caused the dramatic mood shift in an otherwise peaceful demonstration.

“I saw a girl get slammed on the ground. I turned around and started screaming,” said Chelsea Elliott, 25, from Greenpoint, Brooklyn, who said she was sprayed. “I turned around and a cop was coming … we were on the sidewalk and we weren’t doing anything illegal.”

Police said 80 protesters were arrested or ticketed at multiple locations for disorderly conduct, blocking traffic and failure to obey a lawful order but the number could rise.

Officials said protesters did not have a permit for the march and one demonstrator was charged with assaulting a police officer, causing a shoulder injury. The NYPD was investigating the use of pepper spray.

“I was shocked because it seemed like one person after another was being brutally tackled, and it wasn’t clear why,” said Meaghan Linick, 23, from Greenpoint, Brooklyn, who attended the rally. “I was deeply disturbed to see them throw a man [down] and immediately they were pounding on him. Their arms were going back in the air. I couldn’t believe how violent five people needed to be against one unarmed man.”

The protesters, joined together under the banner of an organization called Occupy Wall Street, have been stationed in Zuccotti Park since last weekend, attempting to draw attention to what they believe is a dysfunctional economic system that unfairly benefits corporations and the mega-rich.

“The central message is that in this country, there needs to be more conversation about wealth and power,” said 23-year-old student Patrick Bruner.

As night fell, those detained were hauled out of vans and buses and into police precincts to be processed.

Hundreds more protesters congregated in Zuccotti Park where for a while another clash with police seemed imminent, but as midnight approached tension eased as die-hards prepared to camp out for the night.

With Ashley N. Fleming

© 2011 New York Daily News

Lower Manhattan ‘occupied’ by protesters — RT

Lower Manhattan ‘occupied’ by protesters — RT. via 2012IndyInfo.wordpress.com by Laura Tyco

Anti Pope Visit Protesters Fill Madrids Streets, 17 August 2011

Anti Pope Visit Protesters Fill Madrids Streets

My comment: “Its not all about money!”