occupyonline:

Occupy Boston a new tent arrives.

Something clicked with the often savvy, yet sometimes self-destructive Occupy Boston info disseminators. As demonstrated at their inclusive off-camp assembly in Copley Square this past Saturday – attended by dozens of newly interested Occupiers – Hub operatives are actively…

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occupyonline:

1. We want full employment with a living wage for all people who will work, and for employment to be enforced as the right which it is.

2. We want an end to institutional racism and race- and class-based disparities in access to, and quality of, labor, education, health care, criminal defense, political empowerment, technology and healthy food.

3. We want decent and affordable housing for all people and for it to be enforced as the right which it is.

4. We want affordable and equal access to higher education for all and access to education that teaches the true history of colonialism, chattel slavery, repression of organized labor, the use of police repression and imprisonment as tools of capitalist exploitation, and the perpetuation of imperialism in the development and maintenance of modern U.S. power systems and corporate financial markets.

5. We want an immediate end to police brutality and the murder of oppressed people in the U.S., particularly in the New Afrikan (Black), Latino, immigrant and underclass communities and among those protesting in this nation.

6. We want an end to the expansion of the prison industrial complex, as a profit base – from our tax dollars – for the disposal of surplus labor and the poor.

7. We want an end to all corporate and financial influences in the political process in the U.S.

8. We want an end to imperialist wars of aggression and sending our youth off to kill and die to enforce the economic interests of big oil and other corporate concerns seeking new resources to exploit, new markets to open for sale of their goods and services and as an impetus to keep from addressing domestic ills.

9. We want a bottoms-up approach to economic development and labor-capital relations in the U.S.

10. We want a more equitable distribution of wealth, justice and opportunity at every level of society, reflecting the objective reality that it’s the socio-economic, political, intellectual and cultural contributions of the 99 percent upon which this society stands.

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letsoccupyeverything:

30 companies that spent more $$$ on lobbying than in taxes.

letsoccupyeverything:

30 companies that spent more $$$ on lobbying than in taxes.

(Source: anti-genre, via occupyonline)

NO EVICTION TONIGHT FOR #OCCUPYBOSTON

whatjewsay:

#BPD Police waiting for less news coverage. 

Tis the rumor…. no surprise anymore. 

Do you blog about the Occupy Movement and/or the politics and philosophies behind it?

occupyonline:

If so, I would like to follow you. Respond below to bring my attention to your tumblr.

Please, don’t be offended if I do not follow you. In order to keep my dash updated with current Occupy news, moral/philosophical/political debates, and pertinent economic and social topics I simply can’t follow blogs with a lot of fandom or unrelated photography posts. This is in no way a reflection on how I view you or your tumblr. 

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autumngracechase-dempsey:

 ”I was willing to die to protect people’s rights. I’m willing to get arrested, too.” 

autumngracechase-dempsey:

 ”I was willing to die to protect people’s rights. I’m willing to get arrested, too.” 

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Occupy Boston Faces Midnight Eviction Deadline

youthisastateofmind:

OK, it’s past midnight, but I don’t think anything’s happened yet. Livefeed info:

Tonight we will be livestreaming on our main feed and 9 additional feeds: (1) OBRadio, (2) Farhad,(3)theother99, (4) Tracy, (5) Eli, (6) oldnumber7, (7) Ryan, (8) endgegner, (9) Ross1, and (10) Ross2, (11) unaspenser, (12) farmerbob, (13) eghm627, (14) joccupyboston, (15) liveoccupy,.

"After all, politics alone has not put protesters into the streets. The tipping point for so many people is the more constant concern of putting food on the table and providing for a family. Too many in the region wake up with few expectations other than making it through the day, and perhaps the hope that their luck will change.Throughout the region, many young people have a solid education, but closed economies leave them unable to find a job. Entrepreneurs are brimming with ideas, but corruption leaves them unable to profit from them."

Barack Obama, May 19, 2011, in an address concerning the Arab Spring.

The irony of this rhetoric gets louder every day, Mr. President.

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occupyonline:

baritonepats:

Today I Facebook Shared this photo shared by UCSA with the caption “UCLA this morning. Shame.”

I personally added the caption “If you didn’t know, the UC Regents meeting today is being held via teleconference to “avoid harm to students”, at multiple UC’s and other locations….

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occupyus:

I believe this is truly a direct result of OWS action across the nation. i hope we hear more from judges like this…

The judge, Jed S. Rakoff of United States District Court in Manhattan, ruled that the S.E.C.’s $285 million settlement, announced last month, is “neither fair, nor reasonable, nor adequate, nor in the public interest” because it does not provide the court with evidence on which to judge the settlement.

99ersunite:

As the Occupation enters its third month, it has already changed the conversation regarding our social and political challenges, all within the space of weeks, all in the face of a massive crackdown more reminiscent of third-world dictatorships than what many Americans believe…

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occupyonline:

existentialistmumbojumbo:

Police from the Public Safety Department of the City University of New York (CUNY), assisted by the New York City Police Department (NYPD), arrested 15 students at a public hearing of the CUNY Board of Trustees at Baruch College in Manhattan Monday evening. The students had gathered to oppose a $300 tuition hike and demand that earlier tuition increases be rescinded.

Students who had entered the lobby of Baruch’s Vertical Campus were barred entry to the hearing by police. Some students sat down in protest. With drawn batons, CUNY cops advanced in an attempt to clear students from the lobby.

Police struck male and female students in the face, head and stomach, according to witnesses. Others were pushed to the ground and manhandled by as many as five officers at a time. Video footage of the incident shows police dragging students on the ground.

A Baruch undergraduate told the Daily News, “They started pushing us and beating us. We didn’t want this to be violent. We just wanted our voices to be heard.” One student who was arrested said, “The officers were attacking us, unprovoked.”

In a statement, the university said that the students posed a “public safety hazard.”

Thugs. Pure and simple.

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Civil disobedience should be nonviolent protest to raise public awareness of the usurpation of the republic by a plutocracy, and the consequent economic inequality but it is by definition not lawful. After all, the whole point is to demonstrate the injustice of the law by disobeying it—in the instant case, of the law that steals from the workers who produce wealth to enrich the drones who run financial institutions.

Have we already forgotten Rosa Parks?

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John Wheat Gibson Sr - Dallas-based attorney  (via melisaoporto)

Precisely. By being arrested, we are exposing the hypocrisy and ridiculousness that is around us. We all take for granted that we have the power to voice our opinions and be heard or at least be represented. When people finally do stand up, use their voice, peacefully assemble, share their various grievances and are subsequently arrested, that exposes a nonadherance to our own constitution. For, whatever your opinion, whether you disagree with the specific grievances of OWS or not, they are displaying the democratic, constitutional process of attempting to be heard by our increasingly difficult to reach government…and being arrested for it. They are being restricted left and right, pushed further and further from public domains due to “sanitation and health concerns” (oh please, where were city’s concerns when all the homeless vagrants in the occupation sites were scattered around the city?) and lack of (discretionary) permits (even though our CONSTITUTION says that NO LAW shall abridge our right to peacefully assemble and petition our grievances to the government). Ignoring the content of what is being petitioned, the key is how our governments are handling it - in a restrictive, intimidating fashion that inhibits our desire to speak freely. This goes against the very fiber of our so valued freedom. 

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occupyonline:

God people, use some logic here. The one on the right is a rich, white male in a suit, cufflinks and a nice haircut so he deserves it…obviously. Fine wine and pretension are expensive, didn’t you know? It’s hard work keeping up appearances.

occupyonline:

God people, use some logic here. The one on the right is a rich, white male in a suit, cufflinks and a nice haircut so he deserves it…obviously. Fine wine and pretension are expensive, didn’t you know? It’s hard work keeping up appearances.

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