Occupy Wall Street 3: Now What?

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btw occupy portland has surprise-occupied another park: http://www.portlandoccupier.org/2011/11/19/n19/

occupy the A train (difficult listening hour), Saturday, 19 November 2011 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Again, when you swim in nothing but the fecal stew of American rightwing politics, you can't really help but assuming & projecting that all politics is as authoritarian and hierarchical as your own. Some insanely rich sugar daddy always must be behind it all, right?

Put another Juggle in, in the Juggalodeon (kingfish), Saturday, 19 November 2011 17:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Caribou Barbie talkin' all 99ish!

http://www.salon.com/2011/11/18/palin_embraces_ows/singleton/

― Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Friday, November 18, 2011 5:12 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

Good example of how the conversation has changed. If the grossest opportunists who will tilt whichever way the wind blows get on board ... well, that's probably the type of douchebags you need on your side to get anything done.

Another one I saw but can't dig up right now was someone asked Boehner about OWS being bad for Republicans and instead of saying "well Obama loves those dirty hippies and the true American people will make him pay" his response was something like "Isn't Obama the largest recipient of Wall Street campaign cash?" Which is true but it's weird to hear a Republican tarring a Democrat as being "too in bed with Wall Street."

dmr, Saturday, 19 November 2011 18:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

uc davis calls for chancellor's resignation after the pepper spray incident

http://bicyclebarricade.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/open-letter-to-chancellor-linda-p-b-katehi/

mon/ seeya/ chi 2.0 (k3vin k.), Saturday, 19 November 2011 18:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

not uc davis at large, but one very courageous assistant professor who doesn't have tenure

geeta, Saturday, 19 November 2011 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

whoops yeah "professor" was excised from that post somehow, i do read links before i post them i swear

mon/ seeya/ chi 2.0 (k3vin k.), Saturday, 19 November 2011 18:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

and yeah that dude is pretty ballsy

mon/ seeya/ chi 2.0 (k3vin k.), Saturday, 19 November 2011 18:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

dude's a champ. and it's a nice uncompromising letter. chancellor and police chief's voicemails both full as of 9 this morning, unsurprisingly.

wmlynch, Saturday, 19 November 2011 19:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

for what it's worth cops have been pulling this shit with pepper spray since the mid-90's, after court cases involving abortion clinic protests established precedence for responding to nonviolent demonstrators w/"non-lethal" force. during the Redwood Summer in 97 (I think?) they were swabbing it into people's eyes with q-tips, and spraying my friends in the balls. so sadly this is nothing new.

sleeve, Saturday, 19 November 2011 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Meanwhile, in Montreal...

Mayor Gérald Tremblay ... says campers in Victoria Square can keep protesting corporate greed (so long as they don’t build wooden structures.) As he put it on Monday: “We won’t let other cities’ decisions distract us. ... Montreal will show that it’s capable of living in harmony.” (link)

Occupy Montreal protesters spent the better part of Friday dismantling wooden structures and pulling down empty tents in Victoria Square as per the city’s request. The 18 wooden structures that had been erected as more permanent shelter against the coming cold were deemed unsafe by the fire department, and 15 tents that are no longer occupied were also removed. “We’re eager to do this because tonight (Friday) we’re getting our new arctic military tents,” said Paul Bode from the site. (link)

sean gramophone, Saturday, 19 November 2011 21:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

goddamn i love that city.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 19 November 2011 21:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've been lurking on this thread for a while and that video has depressed and angered me. I'm in the UK and don't have a lot of money at the moment, but I'm wondering. Is there a site you can send money to that can help with the legal costs of the protesters? No country should be doing that to their citizens. Hope you all come out of this for the better. Apologies for the rambling.

would donate here: http://www.nlg.org/

no idea how active they've been outside of ny, but for zuccotti they've been doing all the legal stuff

iatee, Saturday, 19 November 2011 21:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yes Men call drum circle at Bloomberg's townhouse tom'w at 2:

http://yeslab.org/drumcircle

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 19 November 2011 21:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

ugh.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 19 November 2011 21:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

^

sean gramophone, Saturday, 19 November 2011 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

what's that supposed to accomplish exactly

Chris S, Saturday, 19 November 2011 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

if it pisses off the old closet queen, I'm for it

Iago Galdston, Saturday, 19 November 2011 21:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

UC Davis pepper spraying is currently a top story on Yahoo!:

http://news.yahoo.com/video-shows-pepper-spraying-uc-davis-protesters-173659159.html

Moodles, Saturday, 19 November 2011 22:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also from Yahoo! front page:

http://news.yahoo.com/us-lobbyists-aimed-smear-occupy-wall-street-report-203329702.html

Moodles, Saturday, 19 November 2011 22:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

would donate here: http://www.nlg.org/

no idea how active they've been outside of ny, but for zuccotti they've been doing all the legal stuff

― iatee, Saturday, November 19, 2011 1:12 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

these guys are handling lots of portland defenses too, including mine.

occupy the A train (difficult listening hour), Saturday, 19 November 2011 22:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

So has Obama or the administration responded at all to police brutality?

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 19 November 2011 22:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

If cops start getting reprimanded for this stuff we are going to see less and less enthusiasm to carck down on protests. It's hard for me to imagine this won"t happen with these videos posted all over the place.

Moodles, Saturday, 19 November 2011 23:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

So has Obama or the administration responded at all to police brutality?

― Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, November 19, 2011 5:58 PM

am0n, Saturday, 19 November 2011 23:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Perhaps not actually defending the protesters is enough of a statement.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 19 November 2011 23:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

the right to peaceful assembly, not the right to peacefully assemble tents amirite

encarta it (Gukbe), Saturday, 19 November 2011 23:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

right to peaceful assembly:

tracy mcgr8080 (dayo), Saturday, 19 November 2011 23:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

― tracy mcgr8080

loool

am0n, Saturday, 19 November 2011 23:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

What the fuck has Obama done so far wrt OWS??

een, Saturday, 19 November 2011 23:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not a damn thing. He's been out of the country for several days.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 19 November 2011 23:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.thedaily.com/page/2011/11/19/111911-news-tampa-tank/

meanwhile, in Florida, they're sending in their APC/tank-thing.

Because it's florida.

Put another Juggle in, in the Juggalodeon (kingfish), Saturday, 19 November 2011 23:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

"RESCUE 2"

bomb.gif (dan m), Sunday, 20 November 2011 01:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I...what...

Loud music stressed out sad Shadow (Abbbottt), Sunday, 20 November 2011 01:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

y'know, when civilians start standing in front of that tank, that is really not going to be creating the kind of photos that the police or the government or anyone really wants to be getting out there

Milton Parker, Sunday, 20 November 2011 02:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

they bust that thing out in tampa during spring break all the time nbd

yo zuccotti (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 20 November 2011 02:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

bomb.gif (dan m), Sunday, 20 November 2011 02:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

is there a HATERS GONNA HATE using that photo yet?

yo zuccotti (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 20 November 2011 02:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^that was the v first thing that came to mind when i say that

messed up priorities :-/

i love pinfold cricket (gbx), Sunday, 20 November 2011 02:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

>they bust that thing out in tampa during spring break all the time nbd

good to know. in the same way that using pepper spray against citizens has apparently been standard operating procedure for nearly 20 years now without any outrage or reporting, I imagine most cops are wondering what the sudden big deal is

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-ostertag/uc-davis-protest_b_1103039.html

Milton Parker, Sunday, 20 November 2011 02:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

On Sunday, protesters plan to rally outside the American Music Awards at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre with the support of Black Eyed Peas rapper Will.i.am, and even plan to put on an Occupy after party, according to Clapier. Will.i.am couldn't be reached to confirm his involvement.

Mariusz Smiley (admrl), Sunday, 20 November 2011 03:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

suuuuuuuuuuuuuure

yo zuccotti (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 20 November 2011 03:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

let's raid random houses to check if the battery in their smoke detector is working. if it's not working let's evacuate the residents. fire hazard is no joke.

Sébastien, Sunday, 20 November 2011 05:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Last Big City with an Occupy Camp: What's Los Angeles to Do?

d.c. = small town

am0n, Sunday, 20 November 2011 05:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

am0n, Sunday, 20 November 2011 06:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ This is some The Birds shit. Fucking amazing and inspiring.

Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 20 November 2011 06:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

walk of shame

The Reverend, Sunday, 20 November 2011 06:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/11/why-i-feel-bad-for-the-pepperspraying-policeman-lt-john-pike/248772/

Pretty decent mainly sociological take on the state of modern anti-protest police functionality. As an addendum to the previous link.

Clay, Sunday, 20 November 2011 06:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

better quality vid

am0n, Sunday, 20 November 2011 07:00 (2 years ago) Permalink


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