Boston Police: “Anarchists” Infiltrated the Protest

occupyus:

Boston Police have made a statement that “anarchists” infiltrated the OccupyBoston group and caused the need for last night’s raid which resulted in over 100 arrests. The group vehemently denies this claim, and I have seen absolutely no sign of “anarchist” activity in my research. Please be aware of this when watching the news.

occupyus:

The Boston police raided the Greenway to protect the investment in a public park made by a private firm run by a number of wealthy Boston financiers. Quite fitting.

Over Twitter, a department spokesperson warned activists the police wanted to “curtail additional damage to newly developed green space” because “the Greenway Conservancy recently invested over $150,000 in new plantings for all to enjoy.” The Greenway Conservancy is a private non-profit organization that raises funds for the public park. Its board is comprised of several of Boston’s wealthiest financiers.

minorjive:

Waiting for the police #occupyboston  (Taken with Instagram at OccupyBoston)

minorjive:

Waiting for the police #occupyboston (Taken with Instagram at OccupyBoston)

Tags: occupyboston

"This is all part of a broader syndrome, in which the wealthy Americans who benefit hugely from a system rigged in their favor react with hysteria to anyone who points out just how rigged the system is."

— Paul Krugman, “Panic of the Plutocrats,” New York Times. (via youthiswasted)

(via youthiswasted)

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occupyus:

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Boston PD Commissioner Has Given Ultimatum To OccupyBoston

occupyus:

Does not look good tonight…

Occupy_Boston
BPD Commissioner: If the protestors do not leave by nightfall, we will remove them.
10/10/11 11:14 PM

youthiswasted:

So, it seems that the conservatives are using the 1968 playbook on the #OccupyWallStreet movement now. Protesters, read up on how the student movement was undermined by people posing as protesters in order to incite violence but have it attributed to the youth movement.

"The mainstream media criticizes us for not having a solution — but perhaps we’re gathering to try to create a dialogue, ask the right questions, and find the best answers."

— Overheard at Occupy Wall Street (via youthiswasted)

"Old George Orwell got it backward. Big Brother isn’t watching. He’s singing and dancing. He’s pulling rabbits out of a hat. Big Brother’s holding your attention every moment you’re awake. He’s making sure you’re always distracted. He’s making sure you’re fully absorbed… and this [act of] being fed, it’s worse than being watched. With the world always filling you, no one has to worry about what’s in your mind. With everyone’s imagination atrophied, no one will ever be a threat to the world."

— Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby (2002)

(Source: youthiswasted)

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Maybe the crystallizing moment came when some doofus yelled “get a job” at us, and the crowd yelled back—not “fuck the system,” but “we want jobs.”

There was another crystallizing moment, though, of a different sort. We were gathering and preparing to march, and one woman asked timidly, “are we allowed to march here?” The answer: “we’re always allowed to march.”

Maybe all that we’re proving is that protest still exists in this country—that a person with no “power” except the ability to stand in the street and hold up a sign is still a person with a voice. That’s pretty fucking important right there.

"

— Holly, Occupy Boston. (via lighthouseaccident)

(Source: yonagappad)

lifelostinreverie:

Cornell West is that dude. #occupyboston
via: jozeph from HB

lifelostinreverie:

Cornell West is that dude. #occupyboston

via: jozeph from HB

"It’s becoming increasingly obvious that the real priority of those running the world for the last few decades has not been creating a viable form of capitalism, but rather, convincing us all that the current form of capitalism is the only conceivable economic system, so its flaws are irrelevant. As a result, we’re all sitting around dumbfounded as the whole apparatus falls apart."

— David Graeber, The Guardian (UK), September 25, 2011 (via youthiswasted)

(Source: Guardian, via youthiswasted)

occupyus:

We need 20k votes and EpicStep will purchase billboard advertising for the Occupy movement for 30 days. I was the twelve person to vote yesterday, and it is now up to 559 votes. Can we reach 20k?! Put it in perspective: the Occupy Wall St facebook page went from 12k to 140k followers in less than a month. Yes, it’s possible!