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Here you will most likely find a profound adoration for science-fiction, fashion, poetry, photography, graphic design, liberal politics, illustrations and art, proper grammar, feminism, classic old films, horror, woodworking, architecture, interior design, dark humor, film theory, the macabre, tarot cards, and tall British actors with deep, gorgeous voices. Every time I post, an angel gets its wings.

stfuconservatives:

thegirlwiththefinchertattoo:

swoozi:

This is tragic.  

USA!  USA!  USA!

Capitalism isn’t the problem, the American rich are.

-Joe

(Source: keepyourhopesuphighx)

Posted at 11:18am and tagged with: politics, occupywallstreet, occupy, ceo pay, 99%, 99percent,.

stfuconservatives:

thegirlwiththefinchertattoo:

swoozi:

This is tragic.  

USA!  USA!  USA!

Capitalism isn’t the problem, the American rich are.
-Joe

inothernews:

joshsternberg:

paid2see:

A protester handed President Barack Obama a note while shaking hands along a rope line in New Hampshire today. Photographer Charlie Dharapak smartly zoomed in so you can read the note for yourself. 

“Banks got bailed out. We got sold out.”

Posted at 3:39pm and tagged with: ows, occupy, occupywallstreet, president barack obama,.

wilwheaton:

Glenn Greenwald:

The intent and effect of such abuse is that it renders those guaranteed freedoms meaningless. If a population becomes bullied or intimidated out of exercising rights offered on paper, those rights effectively cease to exist. Every time the citizenry watches peaceful protesters getting pepper-sprayed — or hears that an Occupy protester suffered brain damage and almost died after being shot in the skull with a rubber bullet — many become increasingly fearful of participating in this citizen movement, and also become fearful in general of exercising their rights in a way that is bothersome or threatening to those in power. That’s a natural response, and it’s exactly what the climate of fear imposed by all abusive police state actions is intended to achieve: to coerce citizens to “decide” on their own to be passive and compliant — to refrain from exercising their rights — out of fear of what will happen if they don’t.

The genius of this approach is how insidious its effects are: because the rights continue to be offered on paper, the citizenry continues to believe it is free. They believe that they are free to do everything they choose to do, because they have been “persuaded” — through fear and intimidation — to passively accept the status quo. As Rosa Luxemburg so perfectly put it: “Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.” Someone who sits at home and never protests or effectively challenges power factions will not realize that their rights of speech and assembly have been effectively eroded because they never seek to exercise those rights; it’s only when we see steadfast, courageous resistance from the likes of these UC-Davis students is this erosion of rights manifest.

Posted at 2:57pm and tagged with: glenn greenwald, ows, occupy, occupywallstreet, protests, freedom, rosa luxemburg, quote,.

wilwheaton:

As long as Obama remains silent — and implicitly complacent — about the police brutality we keep seeing against peaceful, non-violent Americans who are expressing their constitutionally-protected rights to protest, I think we’re going to see this quote with a lot of pretty horrifying images.

Posted at 9:07pm and tagged with: barack obama, quote, peaceful protests, ows, occupy, occupywallstreet.org,.

wilwheaton:

As long as Obama remains silent — and implicitly complacent — about the police brutality we keep seeing against peaceful, non-violent Americans who are expressing their constitutionally-protected rights to protest, I think we’re going to see this quote with a lot of pretty horrifying images.

politicalprof:

The power of silence.

In case anyone had any question after the pepper spray assault on students on the UC-Davis campus, this video demonstrates that Chancellor Linda Katehi is, to put it euphemistically, toast.

h/t: npr.

On Friday, police officers at the University of California, Davis doused students with pepper spray for sitting together with locked arms. This act was perceived as a “threat,” according to the officers. 

Last night, students lined the way between UC Davis Chancellor Katehi’s office and her car, and sat in silence as she walked out of the building to go home. The silence is deafening in the video. – truthout.org

Posted at 6:32pm and tagged with: occupy, occupywallstreet.org, ows, protests, uc davis, chancellor katehi, powerful protest, linda katehi, truthout.org,.

charlottetheharlot:

youthiswasted:

What a juxtaposition. When the #occupy protesters were chanting, “Who do you protect? Who do you serve?” to the police, I think that this might be the answer.

This is what a police state looks like.

STAND BACK! I AM HERE TO PROTECT THIS PRECIOUS AUTOMATIC TELLER!

Posted at 11:39am and tagged with: ows, occupywallstreet.org, portland, occupy,.

charlottetheharlot:

youthiswasted:

What a juxtaposition. When the #occupy protesters were chanting, “Who do you protect? Who do you serve?” to the police, I think that this might be the answer.
This is what a police state looks like.

STAND BACK! I AM HERE TO PROTECT THIS PRECIOUS AUTOMATIC TELLER!

youthiswasted:

Over 32,000 people gathered in New York City last night (November 17, 2011) to show support for #OccupyWallStreet.

This gives me hope.

Posted at 11:37am and tagged with: occupy, occupywallstreet.org, new york city, ows,.

youthiswasted:

Over 32,000 people gathered in New York City last night (November 17, 2011) to show support for #OccupyWallStreet.
This gives me hope.

paperholly:

thephrygiancap:

Occupy Wall Street Projects Msg Onto Verizon Building

Went on to list every City with an occupy movement, ending with “Occupy Earth”.

Artists are awesome. 

Posted at 7:43pm and tagged with: occupy, occupywallstreet.org, protests, we are the 99%,.

occupyonline:

1. It names the source of the crisis.
Political insiders have avoided this simple reality: The problems of the 99% are caused in large part by Wall Street greed, perverse financial incentives, and a corporate takeover of the political system. Now that this is understood, the genie is out of the bottle and it can’t be put back in.

2. It provides a clear vision of the world we want.
We can create a world that works for everyone, not just the wealthiest 1%. And we, the 99%, are using the spaces opened up by the Occupy movement to conduct a dialogue about the world we want.

3. It sets a new standard for public debate.
Those advocating policies and proposals must now demonstrate that their ideas will benefit the 99%. Serving only the 1% will not suffice, nor will claims that the subsidies and policies that benefit the 1% will eventually “trickle down.”

4. It presents a new narrative.
The solution is not to starve government or impose harsh austerity measures that further harm middle-class and poor people already reeling from a bad economy. Instead, the solution is to free society and government from corporate dominance. A functioning democracy is our best shot at addressing critical social, environmental, and economic crises.

5. It creates a big tent.
We, the 99%, are people of all ages, races, occupations, and political beliefs. We will resist being divided or marginalized. We are learning to work together with respect.

6. It offers everyone a chance to create change.
No one is in charge; no organization or political party calls the shots. Anyone can get involved, offer proposals, support the occupations, and build the movement. Because leadership is everywhere and new supporters keep turning up, there is a flowering of creativity and a resilience that makes the movement nearly impossible to shut down.

7. It is a movement, not a list of demands.
The call for deep change—not temporary fixes and single-issue reforms—is the movement’s sustaining power. The movement is sometimes criticized for failing to issue a list of demands, but doing so could keep it tied to status quo power relationships and policy options. The occupiers and their supporters will not be boxed in.

8. It combines the local and the global.
People in cities and towns around the world are setting their own local agendas, tactics, and aims. What they share in common is a critique of corporate power and an identification with the 99%, creating an extraordinary wave of global solidarity.

9. It offers an ethic and practice of deep democracy and community.
Slow, patient decision-making in which every voice is heard translates into wisdom, common commitment, and power. Occupy sites are set up as communities in which anyone can discuss grievances, hopes, and dreams, and where all can experiment with living in a space built around mutual support.

10. We have reclaimed our power.
Instead of looking to politicians and leaders to bring about change, we can see now that the power rests with us. Instead of being victims to the forces upending our lives, we are claiming our sovereign right to remake the world.

(Source: citizen-earth)

Posted at 10:24am and tagged with: occupy, ows, protests, occupywallstreet.org,.

(Source: blkcowrie)

Posted at 9:33pm and tagged with: occupy, ows, occupywallstreet.org, politics,.

Those damn hippies.

Posted at 1:35pm and tagged with: occupy, occupywallstreet, ows, photoset, solidarity,.

the-modern-movement:

In many of the threads on this forum and others I’ve seen references to these three films: The Corporation, Inside Job, and Why We Fight. These are three great documentary films and they can all  be watched for free on FilmsForAction.org

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The Corporation: http://www.filmsforaction.org/Watch/The_Corporation/

Inside Job: http://www.filmsforaction.org/Watch/Inside_Job_2010/

Why We Fight: http://www.filmsforaction.org/Watch/Why_We_Fight/

SPREAD THE NEWS!!!

WATCH THESE FILMS AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE ARE OCCUPYING WALL STREET!!!

Posted at 1:51pm and tagged with: corporations, documentary, film, occupy, occupy, occupytogether, occupywallstreet, politics, protests, revolution,.