Mar 15 2012
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#MayDay 2012 B*tches!!!

#MayDay 2012 B*tches!!!


Mar 07 2012
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This is what militarization of police protesting looks like. 
Graphic from the NY Times December 3, 2011 “Riot Gear’s Evolution”

This is what militarization of police protesting looks like. 

Graphic from the NY Times December 3, 2011 “Riot Gear’s Evolution”


Mar 02 2012
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Mar 01 2012
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99% Spring- You In?

DATE: February 15, 2012

TO: America
RE: The 99% Spring


Things should never have reached this point.

Every day, the American Dream seems a little farther away. More of our grandparents are being thrown from their homes. Our mothers and fathers can’t retire because their pension funds tanked. Our brothers and sisters are burdened by student loan debt. For our children, budget cuts have resulted in crumbling schools, skyrocketing class sizes, and teachers being denied the supports they need to do their best. Our friends and family are being denied collective bargaining rights in their workplaces and are falling further and further behind. Our neighbors are being poisoned by pollution in our air and water.

The numbers are staggering: in recent years, millions of jobs have been destroyed, homes foreclosed, and an unconscionable number of children live in poverty.

And worst of all: this is no accident. It is a result of rampant greed—the deliberate manipulation of our democracy and our economy by a tiny minority in the 1%, by those who amass ever more wealth and power at our expense.

We are at a crossroads as a country. We have a choice to make. Greater wealth for a few or opportunity for many. Tax breaks for the richest or a fair shot for the rest of us. A government that can be bought by the highest bidder, or a democracy that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people.

The choice is in our hands. This spring, we will act on that choice and rise up in the tradition of our forefathers and foremothers. We will not be complicit with the suffering in our families for another year. We will prepare ourselves for sustained non-violent direct action.

From April 9-15 we will gather across America, 100,000 strong, in homes, places of worship, campuses and the streets to join together in the work of reclaiming our country. We will organize trainings to:

  1. Tell the story of our economy: how we got here, who’s responsible, what a different future could look like, and what we can do about it
  2. Learn the history of non-violent direct action, and
  3. Get into action on our own campaigns to win change.

This spring we rise! We will reshape our country with our own hands and feet, bodies and hearts. We will take non-violent action in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi to forge a new destiny one block, one neighborhood, one city, one state at a time.

We know great change is possible. We inherit a history of everyday people standing up for their own dignity, freedom, and self-determination, shaping our direction as a country. The seamstress in Alabama who launched a bus boycott. The farmers in New England and Virginia who imagined we could be a free nation. The workers in Flint, Michigan who occupied their plant to win collective bargaining rights. The farmworkers in California who liberated our fields. The women in New York who dreamed they could one day speak with equal voice. The mother who stood up in Love Canal to stop the poisoning of her community. And the students who risked their lives during Freedom Summer to register voters.

In the last year alone we watched the teachers and fire fighters of Wisconsin stand for the rights of workers. And we joined those who Occupied Wall Street, inspiring us to stand with the 99%.

We will rise this spring, because we DO hold these truths to be self evident—that all men and women are created equal, that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Will you rise with us? Can we count on you to join us April 9th to 15th to stand with the 99% for America?

Signers:

Sarita Gupta
Jobs With Justice

Bob King
United Auto Workers

George Goehl
National Peoples Action

Ai-jen Poo
National Domestic Workers Alliance

Justin Ruben
MoveOn.org

Joy Cushman & Judith Freeman
New Organizing Institute

Liz Butler
Movement Strategy Center

John Sellers and Andrew Boyd
The Other 98%

Mary Kay Henry
Service Employees International Union

Van Jones and Natalie Foster
Rebuild the Dream

John Wilhelm
UNITE-HERE

Phil Radford
Greenpeace

John Cavanagh
Institute for Policy Studies

Scott Reed
PICO National Network

Tracy Van Slyke and Ilana Berger
New Bottom Line

Leo Gerard
United Steel Workers

Daniel Cantor
Working Families Party

Larry Cohen
Communications Workers of America

Victor Sanchez Jr
United States Student Association

Becky Tarbotton
Rainforest Action Network

Randi Weingarten
American Federation of Teachers

Brian Kettenring
Leadership Center for the Common Good

Randy Jackson
UNITY

Saket Soni
National Guestworker Alliance

Bill McKibben and May Boeve
350.org

Sharon Lungo and Megan Swoboda
The Ruckus Society

Ian Inaba
Citizen Engagement Lab

Patrick Reinsborough and Doyle Canning
smartMeme Strategy & Training Project

(Source: the99spring.com)


Jan 16 2012

Jan 16 2012
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The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.

—MLK


Jan 15 2012

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YEH Oakland, CA!!!

YEH Oakland, CA!!!


Dec 22 2011

The 12 Days of Occupy: A Carol

On the twelfth day of Occupy my true love gave to me…

12 bankers thieving

11 lobbyists bribing

10 wars-a-waging

9 Cops-a-spraying

8 Republicans lying

7 Democrats caving

6 Economies crashing

5 CONVICTED CEO’S

(with)

4 prison terms

3 life sentences

2 turtle doves

and a bailout for middleclass fa-mi-lieeeees!


Dec 14 2011
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In a narrow victory, The Protester beats out Kate Middleton for Person of the Year! Haha, must have a real tough decision!!! 
Yeh protesters!!!!!!

In a narrow victory, The Protester beats out Kate Middleton for Person of the Year! Haha, must have a real tough decision!!! 

Yeh protesters!!!!!!


Dec 07 2011
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Occupy SF was raided last night. Now most of the original Occupy camps are shut down, but the movement is not! We are ready for the next action so let’s Shutdown the Waterfront, ya’ll!!!!

Occupy SF was raided last night. Now most of the original Occupy camps are shut down, but the movement is not! We are ready for the next action so let’s Shutdown the Waterfront, ya’ll!!!!


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