11 Articles On “Occupy Wall St” Protests

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Major Unions Join Wall Street Protest

The Teamsters Union and New York Transit Workers Union have thrown their support behind the Wall Street protests.

Alexander Higgins – reporting live from the protests – notes that United Airlines pilots marched in the protest wearing their full pilot uniforms:

True Conservatives Support Protest

This may seem at first glance like a liberal cause, but as I’ve previously noted, that is a false dichotomy, and true conservatives support it:

The whole left-versus-right thing is just a distraction trick. It’s really the American people versus the giant bankers, captains of the military-industrial complex, and handful of others who are benefiting by shafting the average American.

Remember that one of the founders of the Tea Party – Karl Denninger – has slammed the current Tea Party (which was quickly co-opted by the mainstream GOP) for serving the rich and the Republican party instead of fighting against the giant banks, and is calling for non-partisan, Gandhi-style nonviolent resistance to take on the banskters.

And see this.

Protests Spreading World-Wide

The protests are spreading world-wide. There are now purportedly 80+ copycat protests planned world-wide, including London,ChicagoLos AngelesBostonLas Vegas and many other locations.

Mainstream Media Now Covering Protest

And the police brutality on innocent Wall Street protesters is finally being covered by the mainstream news.

Here is a must-watch MSNBC segment:

The Guardian and Atlantic Wire also have good write ups on these incidents. They discuss the following video of yet anotherunprovoked pepper spray attack (this one on a media photographer not directly taking part in the protests):

As with the police use of firehoses on African-American children in the American South during the 1960s or the murder of non-violent South African activists, police violence seems to have backfired and turned public opinion in favor of the protesters.

Wall Street Protest Growing was originally published on Washington’s Blog

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/09/anthem-for-wall-street-and-worldwide-protests.html

(See below for notes on the music.)

The king’s men
Have betrayed us
Tricked us out of
Our homes

No one else
Gonna save us
We must stand up
On our own

Divided
We’ve been conquered
For too long
We’ve played their game

United
We’d be invincible
So rise up
And shake off our chains

We’ve been fooled
By the banker
The sheriff
And the priest

We’ve been ruled
By the con man
The scoundrel
And the thief

Divided
We’ve been conquered
For too long
We’ve played their game

United
We’d be invincible
So rise up
And shake off our chains

Feel
The power
Streaming out
Through our souls [Note: if you're an atheist, think of it as our source of courage, or just change the last word to "soles"]

Now’s
The hour
Come together
And let’s roll

Here we are
In the meadow
It is time to
Decide

From afar
The army’s nearing
Are we slaves or
Will we fight?

Divided
We’ve been conquered
For too long
We’ve played their game

United
We’d be invincible
So rise up
And shake off our chains

Feel
The power
Streaming out
Through our souls

Now’s
The hour
Come together
And let’s roll

Notes on the music: The drums are similar to U2′s “Bloody Sunday“, the guitar similar to U2 in some parts and the main riff from Little Steven’s “Freedom” in other parts, and there are elements of Simple Minds’ “Sanctify Yourself” or “Don’t You Forget About Me” and – I know, I know – Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love“.

Words and music Copyright © 2010-2011 George Washington.

Anthem For Wall Street (And Worldwide) Protests was originally published on Washington’s Blog

NYPD Crackdown on Occupy Wall Street: Luke Rudkowski Reports

On the Sunday edition of the Alex Jones Show, We Are Change founder and activist Luke Rudkowski talks with Alex about the ongoing protests on Wall Street, where a large number of peaceful demonstrators were brutalized by the New York Police yesterday.

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Witness of Police Brutality at Occupy Wall Street

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NYPD Crackdown on Occupy Wall Street: Luke Rudkowski Reports

On the Sunday edition of the Alex Jones Show, We Are Change founder and activist Luke Rudkowski talks with Alex about the ongoing protests on Wall Street, where a large number of peaceful demonstrators were brutalized by the New York Police yesterday.

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Witness of Police Brutality at Occupy Wall Street

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Immortal Technique Occupy Wall Street 2am

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Immortal Technique Occupy Wall Street 2am

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http://www.wearechange.org/?p=9811Real Questions, Police Confrontation, and the one and only Immortal Technique spitting rhymes to raise the spirits at Occupy Wall Street 2 o’clock in the morning.Sunday morning 4am September 24th, We made anyone willing to be interviewed at Occupy Wall Street say one word to why they were there, we took those answers and made it into a sentence. This is the sentence.

America Robbed
Veteran Outraged
Change Community
Change Self
Change Society with Peace, Equality, Defiance, Community and Hope
Future Life with Freedom, Unity, Principle, Science, Change and Accountability is REVOLUTION, REVOLUTION, REVOLUTION

Only the words “with” “is” “and” were added to this video that were not gathered by interview.

In no way shape or form are we trying to represent occupy wall street and the many diverse particpants there. This is simply a video made and edited from our point of view of what we personally believe the message to be.

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http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/09/new-york-police-officers-boycott-in-solidarity-with-wall-street-protesters.html

Are New York Police Boycotting to Protest Violence?

After New York’s finest brutalized peaceful Wall Street protesters, rumor has it that police officers are boycotting.

Occupy Wall Street notes:

Today we received unconfirmed reports that over one hundred blue collar police refused to come into work in solidarity with our movement. These numbers will grow. We are the 99 percent. You will not silence us.

But the 1% will certainly try to silence the 99%.

Report: 100 New York Police Officers Boycott In Solidarity with Wall Street Protesters was originally published on Washington’s Blog

MSNBC Covers Police Brutality of Peaceful Wall Street Protesters

Posted on September 28, 2011 by WashingtonsBlog

Must-watch:

http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20110922152108226

September 20, 2011 By Will Bunch Attytood – Will’s blog at Philly.com What do you think was running in the pro-government, pro-Mubarek newspapers in Egypt back in February, when crowds of unhappy and often un- or under-employed citizens began crowding into Tahrir Square? I don’t know the answer to that, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say there probably wasn’t a lot of coverage of what was happening in Tahrir Square, at least at first. They were probably running cute feature stories about an old-time falafel stand in a changing Cairo neighborhood, or maybe articles on parking problems at the Great Pyramids. They certainly weren’t going to call attention to the elephant in the room that was about to knock over a corrupt and decadent society. I was thinking about that this week, during the extra time I had on my hands because I wasn’t reading in the pages of the New York Times or the Washington Post about the Wall Street protests that have been going on now for four days, with hundreds of disenchanted and disaffected youth camping out nightly in a lower Manhattan park, marching on the financial district by day, getting arrested and provoking a large police presence including a phalanx of NYPD cops guarding the notorious Merrill Lynch bronze idol of greed. Call me crazy, but as a journalist marking his 30th anniversary in the news business this year, I would think that an ongoing protest like that in my hometown would at least make the local newspaper. Not necessarily on Page 1, and not even every day necessarily. But at least wedged somewhere between the various ads for Tiffany and Saks, etc.


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