Occupy Movement

NOTE***

Due to the fact that the Occupy movement has tapered off. Any stories done previously, will now simply be added to this page.

Although the Occupy movement had an extreme amount of potential energy, it was squandered by “The Holders of the Sword of Zagnaar.”

I won’t go into it much other than to say,

They got lucky it became what it was. They had nothing to do with its success. The movement grew by its own accord, “IN SPITE” of those that formed within it claiming they were in control.

One proof of this is the simple fact that they lost virtually all power and voice (as predicted ) as the country (and the weather) readied for the Winter.  –

If they HAD done it on ideology, then the weather wouldn’t have mattered.

If they HAD planned it, then they would have planned FOR that. They would have set up/gained support structure within the community, Used the circumstances to entrench themselves even further.  Settled in (occupied) where could/confronted until settlement if had to/ adapted or made any changes to ??? anything. / Showed ANY initiative to establish local grass-roots connections/ formulate …? ANYTHING?

THIS IS HOWEVER A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF A PRE SINGULARITY EVENT

(Note “PRE”?

(Or…If you understand the way I do.. “Where these effects can be experienced on a quantum level…)

OOohhh!!! I could sooooo go on here on this topic. But unfortunately, this event is no longer significant. (Actually it could be, but it won’t.)

O.k.
My studies of social media and it’s current influences have led me here. Follow this page for any and all “Occupy Movement” postings.
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Occupy Movement@Livestream – Ours (Under construction)

Occupy Portland

Occupy Wall St.

Occupy MN

Occupy Seattle

 

from tahrir square to times square: protests erupt in over 1,500 cities worldwide

Posted Oct. 16, 2011, 1:08 a.m. EST by 

Tens of Thousands in Streets of Times Square, NY

Tens of Thousands Flood the Streets of Global Financial Centers, Capitol Cities and Small Towns to “Occupy Together” Against Wall Street Mid-Town Manhattan Jammed as Marches Converge in Times Square

New York, NY — After triumphing in a standoff with the city over the continued protest of Wall Street at Liberty Square in Manhattan’s financial district, the Occupy Wall Street movement has spread world wide today with demonstrations in over 1,500 cities globally and over 100 US cities from coast to coast. In New York, thousands marched in various protests by trade unions, students, environmentalists, and community groups. As occupiers flocked to Washington Square Park, two dozen participants were arrested at a nearby Citibank while attempting to withdraw their accounts from the global banking giant.

“I am occupying Wall Street because it is my future, my generations’ future, that is at stake,” said Linnea Palmer Paton, 23, a student at New York University. “Inspired by the peaceful occupation of Tahrir Square in Cairo, tonight we are are coming together in Times Square to show the world that the power of the people is an unstoppable force of global change. Today, we are fighting back against the dictators of our country – the Wall Street banks – and we are winning.”

New Yorkers congregated in assemblies organized by borough, and then flooded the subway system en mass to join the movement in Manhattan. A group calling itself Todo Boricua Para Wall Street marched as a Puerto Rican contingent of several hundred playing traditional music and waving the Lares flag, a symbol of resistance to colonial Spain. “Puerto Ricans are the 99% and we will continue to join our brothers and sisters in occupying Wall Street,” said David Galarza Santa, a trade unionist from Sunset Park, Brooklyn. “We are here to stand with all Latinos, who are being scapegoated by the 1%, while it is the bankers who have caused this crisis and the banks who are breaking the law.”

While the spotlight is on New York, “occupy” actions are also happening all across the Midwestern and the Southern United States, from Ashland, Kentucky to Dallas, Texas to Ketchum, Idaho. Four hundred Iowans marched in Des Moines, Iowa Saturday as part of the day of action:

“People are suffering here in Iowa. Family farmers are struggling, students face mounting debt and fewer good jobs, and household incomes are plummeting,” said Judy Lonning a 69-year-old retired public school teacher. “We’re not willing to keep suffering for Wall Street’s sins. People here are waking up and realizing that we can’t just go to the ballot box. We’re building a movement to make our leaders listen.”

Protests filled streets of financial districts from Berlin, to Athens, Auckland to Mumbai, Tokyo to Seoul. In the UK over 3,000 people attempted to occupy the London Stock Exchange. “The financial system benefits a handful of banks at the expense of everyday people,” said Spyro Van Leemnen, a 27-year old public relations agent in London and a core member of the demonstrators. “The same people who are responsible for the recession are getting away with massive bonuses. This is fundamentally unfair and undemocratic.”

In South Africa, about 80 people gathered at the Johannesburg Securities Exchange, Talk Radio 702 reported. Protests continued despite police efforts to declare the gathering illegal. In Taiwan, organizers drew several hundred demonstrators, who mostly sat quietly outside the Taipei World Financial Center, known as Taipei 101.

600 people have begun an occupation of Confederation Park in Ottawa, Canada today to join the global day of action. “I am here today to stand with Indigenous Peoples around the world who are resisting this corrupt global banking system that puts profits before human rights,” said Ben Powless, Mohawk citizen and indigenous youth leader. “Native Peoples are the 99%, and we’ve been resisting the 1% since 1492. We’re marching today for self- determination and dignity against a system that has robbed our lands, poisoned our waters, and oppressed our people for generations. Today we join with those in New York and around the world to say, No More!”

In Australia, about 800 people gathered in Sydney’s central business district, carrying cardboard banners and chanting “Human need, not corporate greed.” Protesters will camp indefinitely “to organize, discuss and build a movement for a different world, not run by the super-rich 1%,” according to a statement on the Occupy Sydney website.

The movement’s success is due in part to the use of online technologies and international social networking. The rapid spread of the protests is a grassroots response to the overwhelming inequalities perpetuated by the global financial system and transnational banks. More actions are expected in the coming weeks, and the Occupation of Liberty Square in Manhattan will continue indefinitely.

Occupy Wall Street is a people powered movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District, and has spread to over 100 cities in the United States and actions in over 1,500 cities globally. #OWS is fighting back against the corrosive power of major banks and multinational corporations over the democratic process, and the role of Wall Street in creating an economic collapse that has caused the greatest recession in generations.The movement is inspired by popular uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, Spain, Greece, Italy and the UK, and aims to expose how the richest 1% of people who are writing the rules of the global economy are imposing an agenda of neoliberalism and economic inequality that is foreclosing our future.

Occupy Boston

By Ros Krasny

BOSTON |

Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:16pm EDT

(Reuters) – Tensions boiled over early on Tuesday in downtown Boston, where police arrested more than 100 protesters after the Occupy Boston group expanded its footprint and was told by authorities to move back.

Protesters said that late on Monday police had issued an ultimatum to return to their small original encampment by nightfall or be moved along.

Protesters’ tents have been set up in Dewey Square Park in downtown Boston all month but on Monday expanded to a larger section of the 

nearby Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway.

Shortly after midnight, hundreds of Boston and Transit police officers,some in riot gear, moved in, handcuffing protesters and tearing down tents.Police said 129 people were arrested, most for unlawful assembly.

“At 1:30 this morning hundreds of police in full riot gear brutally attacked Occupy Boston,” the protest group said in a news release, adding that authorities “made no distinction between protesters, medics,or legal observers.”

Police said no one was injured in the maneuver. Metal barriers were erected around the section of the greenway on Tuesday as the protesters returned to Dewey Square Park. Among those arrested was 58-year-old small business owner Michael Turner, who said he was taken into custody about 2 am. while sitting on the greenway, arms locked in a circle with other supporters.

“I just had to come,” said Turner, who along with his wife has stopped by before and had donated supplies. “I think corporate America is screwing us, basically,” he said. Turner, who said he was last arrested in Boston some 40 years ago protesting the Vietnam War, said the police were polite and in his view the situation was calm.

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said in a Twitter message he was sympathetic to the Occupy Boston cause, but public safety was a priority. “We all want to fight for the middle class,” a second tweet from the mayor said. “Still, need to respect all our residents and make sure the city runs smoothly.” Many of those arrested were scheduled to appear in Boston Municipal Court throughout the week. Occupy Boston organizers linked on their website to an online collection site to fund legal aid for those arrested.

More than $7,000 was donated from about 220 people by mid-day,  according to the website. Boston earlier saw one of its biggest rallies so far in a movement that began in New York last month to protest against perceived Wall Street excesses and other social issues and has spread to cities across the nation.

Hundreds of protesters, including many college students, marched in support of Occupy Boston.Protests across the country have objected to what they see as an unacceptable income gap between rich and poor.

They also complained about the Wall Street bailout in 2008, which they say aided banks while average Americans suffered under high unemployment and job insecurity.

 
Excerpt from "Occupy Movement" group on Facebook
Oct 18, 2011

Richard Brown 
Oh, Mark. Ever so insightful. And also, I must say,

is probably pretty accurate as well from where I look. I 
agree. The fad will wear off. In fact, I think the next 
few weeks are going to see an appearance of continual 
rising support, but that statistically, the memberships 
will be less involved, less pro-active, and slightly  
lower in number. (Of seated Occupy locations). With 
the Winter and holiday seasons approaching, this will 
become more apparent. This will in no way stop, remove,
quiet, disband, or destroy this movement however. The 
numbers alone indicate that there will be percentages 
of various groups performing certain actions. With two 
primary sides in physical conflict, the individual, 
seated, "Occupy's" and the municipalities that must 
support their infrastructures by re establishing or 
changing their controls. These types of protests are 
expensive, chaotic, disruptive, embarrassing, frustrating,

and again, EXPENSIVE! This will force municipalities to 
become either more pro-active in their enforcement of 
municipal, County, State, and even possibly Federal laws. 
Different levels of conflict will arise, from peaceful 
compromise all the way to fatalities from and on both 
sides. Some municipalities will use their local media 
to attempt controls by attempting to create and maintain 
bias. They will also see varied results. Some will provide 
infrastructure to the movement. Creating "Parks," or "Free" 
Occupy locations. Local support groups will gain foundation 
in these environments, as they will have longer term

opportunities at their disposal. Social service programs 
should be addressed locally for change, to support this 
infrastructure as "Homelessness" is a tenet of the primary 
complaint. (Corporate greed = poverty) To support their 
"Free" parks, or locations, these municipalities will have 
to utilize their own media sources. to either get approval 
for, or explain these actions. Therefore, media opportunities 
for positive promotion will also increase. Groups should 
initiate contact with all current social service 
organizations. Volunteer and advocacy groups, social service 
referral agency's, housing and development groups, and form 
established positions within their local municipalities.

(Even only if used as a tactical weapon!)
October 18 at 11:10am · Like
Richard Brown Ultimately? Like Mark. We just don't know!
October 18 at 11:11am · Like ·  1 person
Richard Brown Coming Soon! Some prediction results are in. I'll
have something posted by 10/27 A.M. Tank you and please check
back. Thank you!
9 hours ago · Like

My latest comment to the above.
Oct 27, 2011
1. "This will force municipalities to become either more

pro-active in their enforcement of municipal, County, State, 
and even possibly Federal laws. Different levels of conflict 
will arise, from peaceful compromise all the way to 
fatalities from and on both sides."

   Oct 26, 2011
   Occupy Oakland
   This morning, 500 police in riot gear came into camp 
firing tear gas and rubber bullets. 80 arrests. Thousands 
of people are in the streets now.

2. "Some municipalities will use their local media to attempt

controls by attempting to create and maintain bias."

   Oct 18, 2011
   The idea that the protesters are dirty, having entered the

conversation in the mainstream press, was quickly seized upon 
by conservative opinion media. Fox News aired an interview 
with Ann Coulter in which she called Occupy Wall Street a “
mob uprising” and said the protestors “are openly embracing 
their demonic aspects, and of course you see the results of 
that in the arrests, the defecating on police cars, the 
blocking of traffic, the blocking of pedestrians.

3. "Some will provide infrastructure to the movement."

   Oct 25, 2011
   Occupy Baltimore
   ...and instead suggested a compromise that would allow Occupy

Baltimore to continue to occupy McKeldin Square indefinitely.

   Occupy Baltimore recognizes that their requests are outside of

the box for the city's existing permit system, but encourages the

city to work alongside peaceful and respectful demonstrators to

create a legal space where all voices can be heard.

4. "Some will provide infrastructure to the movement. Creating 
"Parks," or "Free" Occupy locations."

   Oct 20, 2011
   Occupy Maine
   City officials told Occupy Maine supporters they couldn’t camp 
in Monument Square, but offered to let them stay in Lincoln Park, 
a few blocks away. Since then, the number of tents and campers has 
grown, with the tents now taking up about a quarter of the 2.5-acre 
park.
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