Posts tagged OCCUPY WALL STREET
Posts tagged OCCUPY WALL STREET
Tonight, Micheal and I attended the Occupy Phoenix against ALEC march. One of the marchers moved a traffic barricade to ensure that everyone was able to cross the street safely. Some of the tape attached to the barricade got tangled up on Micheal and his camera, but luckily he was able to quickly untangle himself. Within a few seconds, the occupier who moved the barricade was tackled to the ground and beaten by Phoenix PD, as Micheal was cornered behind them snapping away photos (unfortunately, the roll of film was dropped). A fellow occupier shoved Micheal behind him for protection and I was able to pull us both away from the beating and the cloud of pepper spray the riot officers sprayed at 12 PEACEFUL PROTESTERS. As we continued to march, the police taunted us and told the injured to “walk it off.” Later in the night, two people were hit by a car as police watched. They did not aid them. I am revolted by these events that have transpired right in front of my eyes. We are the 99% and we will not stand for this.
Example: Atlanta spent $500,000 in just two weeks policing Occupy Atlanta. A local shelter, facing lawsuits to stop the city from shutting it down, said $500,000 would fund them for at least two years.
Read my latest story for more.
I threw this together to distribute to students at my school who might not know what’s going on. Feel free to do the same.
And use Anarchists as a scape goat? Twitter is actively censoring #OccupyBoston which is clearly trending world wide up there with #BostonPD and #Veterans. Sounds just like Mussolini and the Brown Shirts.
They are actively if not intentionally adding fuel to the fire.
The moral of the story: if you’re going to steal, make sure you steal BIG.
Or, if you’re going to steal, be sure you’re a rich white guy when you do it.
He got 15 years in prison for stealing money to pay for rehab and food, which he then gave back the next day. It’s just unthinkable that this is how our justice system works.
When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a Communist.”
~ Dom Helda Camaraon
New York City: Mass march in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, October 5, 2011.
Photo by G. Dunkel
What They did not want you to ever find out is that your generation, the generation born between 1980-1990, actually outnumbers the Baby Boomers. They knew that if you ever turned your eye towards political reform, you could change the world.
They tried to keep you sated on vapid television shows and vapid music. They cut off your education and fed you brain candy. They took away your music and gave you Top Ten pop stations. They cut off your art and replaced it with endless reality shows for you to plug into, hoping you would sit quietly by as They ran the world. I think They thought you were too dumb to notice.
Indeed, I thought They had won.
But I watched you occupy the capital of Wisconsin. I see you today as you occupy Wall Street. And I see a spark, a glimmer of the glorious new age that is yours. A changing of the guard, a guard that has stood for entirely too long and needs your young legs to take his place.
I watch you turn away from what is easy and stand up for what is right. I see you understand we as a society are only as strong as our weakest link. I see you wise beyond your years. And I am proud. Give ‘em hell, kids. You are beautiful.
This is wonderful.