synathroesmus

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,.

Those damn hippies.

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

inothernews:

thedisgruntledgradstudent:

timekiller-s:

everqueer:

Dear 53%ers:

Congratulations on all your success. I mean that. But all this “the gov’t never helped me” stuff? Yeah, about that:

- That no-frills State U. education you paid yourself through was so cheap because it was subsidized with tax dollars. The scholarship you earned, same deal.

- The road you drive on to work didn’t magically appear there. It was a gov’t project.

- You’ve likely never been hospitalized for food poisoning. Federal food inspectors do good work.

- Your business has been able to flourish in part thanks to protection from police and fire departments … UNION WORKERS and gov’t employees all.

- The Internet is a wonderful thing that makes wide dissemination of your ideas quick and easy, isn’t it? Yep, another innovation of the bloated, incompetent federal government. 

- At this very moment you are paying my salary to defend your right to your poorly-formed opinion and to be callous toward your fellow man. You’re welcome, jerks.

Sincerely,

An American soldier in Afghanistan

This is beautiful.

I do not understand why these concepts are so hard to grasp for some people.

Two words: “Willful blindness.”

(Source: )

Posted at 11:27am and tagged with: occupywallstreet, occupywallstreet.org, we are the 99 percent,.

charlottetheharlot:

pantslessprogressive:

Why are you here? 
“Because of the collective economic noose around our necks and that our system is corrupt and we don’t have a voice anymore.”

What’s your specific grievance? 
“We are not headed in the right direction and we are losing our voice. I have more money than a lot of people in this country and I don’t have a say in what happens, but corporations do. Corporations have a voice. We have lost our rights as well.”

Do you think this movement could grow? 
“Dang, yeah. We see it every day and it is growing exponentially. A lot of people don’t even know that it’s happening, and they are not even here yet.”

What would make you think “mission accomplished”? 
“Constitutional courts. … I don’t trust politicians anymore. Since our country is based on separation of church and state, it also should be based on separation of money and state. We also need to have a voice in the system again. There is a lot of money working against us.”

Taking it to the streets: Meet the Occupy Seattle protesters

[Above: 46-year-old Albert Postema, a small business owner from Snohomish, WA, protests in downtown Seattle on Thursday. Credit: Jim Seida/msnbc.com]

separation of money and state

separation of money and state

separation of money and state

separation of money and state

separation of money and state

What a novel idea.

I think this movement’s message is starting to solidify.

Posted at 6:40pm and tagged with: occupy wall street, occupywallstreet, separation of money and state,.

charlottetheharlot:

pantslessprogressive:

 
Why are you here? “Because of the collective economic noose around our necks and that our system is corrupt and we don’t have a voice anymore.”
What’s your specific grievance? “We are not headed in the right direction and we are losing our voice. I have more money than a lot of people in this country and I don’t have a say in what happens, but corporations do. Corporations have a voice. We have lost our rights as well.”
Do you think this movement could grow? “Dang, yeah. We see it every day and it is growing exponentially. A lot of people don’t even know that it’s happening, and they are not even here yet.”
What would make you think “mission accomplished”? “Constitutional courts. … I don’t trust politicians anymore. Since our country is based on separation of church and state, it also should be based on separation of money and state. We also need to have a voice in the system again. There is a lot of money working against us.”
Taking it to the streets: Meet the Occupy Seattle protesters
[Above: 46-year-old Albert Postema, a small business owner from Snohomish, WA, protests in downtown Seattle on Thursday. Credit: Jim Seida/msnbc.com]

separation of money and state
separation of money and state
separation of money and state
separation of money and state
separation of money and state
What a novel idea.

I think this movement’s message is starting to solidify.

OWS_W2D2-0418 by pweiskel08 on Flickr.

What They did not want you to ever find out is that your generation, the generation born between 1980-1995, 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.

(Source: katedanley)

Posted at 10:44pm and tagged with: NYPD, Occupy Wall Street, occupywallstreet,.


OWS_W2D2-0418 by pweiskel08 on Flickr.
What They did not want you to ever find out is that your generation, the generation born between 1980-1995, 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.

wearethe99percent:

I have my health. I have a job. I have no debt, and no dependents. I have a tiny bit of savings and a small retirement fund that I cling to.

But Wall Street is hungry, and our political leaders have shown whose side they are on. Business and government will work together to steal what we have.

I did not get here, to this tiny island of stability, alone. I owe so much to my brothers and sisters who worked hard for the ideals of DEMOCRACY and LIBERTY and FREEDOM.

And I will not stand by, silent, while any of my brothers and sisters falls through the cracks: the sick, the unemployed and underemployed, the kids who depend on us all.

I will not stand by while the One Percent who have manipulated our social contract to their vast favor leave the rest of us to fend for ourselves.

I will not stand for it.

And I am not alone.

I am the 99%.

Posted at 2:37pm and tagged with: wearethe99percent, occupytogether, occupywallstreet,.

wearethe99percent:

I have my health. I have a job. I have no debt, and no dependents. I have a tiny bit of savings and a small retirement fund that I cling to.
But Wall Street is hungry, and our political leaders have shown whose side they are on. Business and government will work together to steal what we have.
I did not get here, to this tiny island of stability, alone. I owe so much to my brothers and sisters who worked hard for the ideals of DEMOCRACY and LIBERTY and FREEDOM.
And I will not stand by, silent, while any of my brothers and sisters falls through the cracks: the sick, the unemployed and underemployed, the kids who depend on us all.
I will not stand by while the One Percent who have manipulated our social contract to their vast favor leave the rest of us to fend for ourselves.
I will not stand for it.
And I am not alone.
I am the 99%.

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,.