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Occupy Earth! | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Occupy Earth! | Flickr - Photo Sharing! | Occupy Wall Street | Scoop.it
Occupy Earth! (RT @ilektracm: Occupy Earth! Great poster!!!
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Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus || Spoken Word

A poem I wrote to highlight the difference between Jesus and false religion. In the scriptures Jesus received the most opposition from the most religious people of his day.
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Photographer Gathers 1000 Portraits Of Occupy Wall Street Faces

Photographer Gathers 1000 Portraits Of Occupy Wall Street Faces | Occupy Wall Street | Scoop.it
Vanessa Bahmani, a 31 year-old freelance photographer and artist in Brooklyn, is attempting to capture the faces and messages of the Occupy Wall Street movement in a series of black and white portraits.
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Catholics, Distributism and Occupy Wall Street

Catholics, Distributism and Occupy Wall Street | Occupy Wall Street | Scoop.it
Although most people focus on dissent from dogmatic truths and in certain areas of moral theology, such as contraception or abortion, the social doctrine of the Church is another area in which Catholics have failed to espouse ...
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Why we Occupy Wall Street, not Palestine

Why we Occupy Wall Street, not Palestine | Occupy Wall Street | Scoop.it

The virtual ink was barely dry on our "Occupy the Occupiers" declaration when Marc Tracy weighed in on Tablet's Scroll blog. At the end of an article where he defends Occupy Wall Street (OWS) from charges of Anti-Semitism, he gets to our declaration and reverses course. Suddenly he displays nothing but defensiveness regarding the Jewish institutions that repress the very sentiment of dissent that OWS expresses.

First of all, we are not violating the "no demands" ethos of OWS by calling for more democracy in our community. The declaration is our own and we will not be submitting it to a General Assembly. We can think of no better tribute to the OWS movement than to heed its call and occupy our own institutions. As Jews who have been allies and a part of OWS, we were inspired to issue our own call for accountability and power redistribution within the Jewish community. As organizers, we have been inspired by efforts to translate the OWS movement into culturally specific contexts, such as Occupy the Hood, which has mobilized around "Stop and Frisk" and other policies affecting communities of color.

 

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Egyptians march from Tahrir Square to support Occupy Oakland protestors - Boing Boing

Egyptians march from Tahrir Square to support Occupy Oakland protestors - Boing Boing | Occupy Wall Street | Scoop.it

As they vowed earlier this week to do, Egyptian pro-democracy protesters marched from Tahrir square to the U.S. Embassy today to march in support of Occupy Oakland—and against police brutality witnessed in Oakland on Tuesday night, and commonly experienced in Egypt.

Above and below, photos from Egyptian blogger Mohammed Maree, who is there at the march live-tweeting. He is a journalist with Egytimes.org, a human rights activist, and a veterinarian. All photos in this post are his.

 

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Police Confiscate Generators, Occupy Wall Street Switches to Bike Power (Video)

Police Confiscate Generators, Occupy Wall Street Switches to Bike Power (Video) | Occupy Wall Street | Scoop.it

Last Friday, fire fighters confiscated six gas generators and biodiesel that helped protestors at Zuccotti Park in New York City power a great variety of functions - there's a press outlet, full service kitchen, improvisational drum group, library, medic station, as well as sanitation working committee on site. While painful, loss of the generators can be remedied with bike-driven models, say environmental action group Time's Up! - it is trying to green the Occupy Wall Street movement. Working together with the OWS Sustainable Working Group, Time's Up is hoping to raise $ 8,000 to shift from the platoon of gas generators previously running appliances - phones, computers, food centers - to a dozen or more energy generating pedal bikes.

 

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The Vatican meets the Wall Street occupiers

The Vatican meets the Wall Street occupiers | Occupy Wall Street | Scoop.it

Will we soon see a distinguished-looking older man in long, white robes walking among the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in New York’s Zuccotti Park? Is Pope Benedict XVI joining the protest movement?

 

Well, yes and no. Yes, the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace issued a strong and thoughtful critique of the global financial system this week that paralleled many of the criticisms of unchecked capitalism that are echoing through Lower Manhattan and cities around the world.

 

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Occupy Wall Street protesters support injured war veteran - CNN.com

Occupy Wall Street protesters support injured war veteran - CNN.com | Occupy Wall Street | Scoop.it

(CNN) -- More Occupy Wall Street protests were scheduled in New York on Thursday, a day after demonstrators marched to support an Iraq war veteran who was hurt in California.


Hundreds packed the streets near Manhattan's Union Square on Wednesday in a march in support of veteran Scott Olsen. At least 10 people were arrested in clashes with officers, a New York police spokesman said.

 

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Pundit Spew — Powerful Images From #OccupyWallStreet

Pundit Spew — Powerful Images From #OccupyWallStreet | Occupy Wall Street | Scoop.it

Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%.

 

Occupy Wall Street is entering week 2 and while it is still mostly ignored by the corperate owned major media outlets, the movement is still strong. Here are some images from New York, straight from Twitter, that the news doesn’t want you to see.

 

Want to be a part and cant go to any of the locations? Want to be a part and want to know where to go? Here is all the info needed to get involved!

 

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Behind the scenes of #OccupyWallStreet

Behind the scenes of #OccupyWallStreet | Occupy Wall Street | Scoop.it

Back in the 1960s, a gang of Yippies, a politicised arm of the hippies led by the late Abbie Hoffman, wormed their way into the tour of the New York Stock Exchange. While up on the visitors’ gallery, looking down on the trading floors, they threw US legal tender – coins and bills – at the men below who, when they realised what it was, began diving for dollars.

 

That colourful assault on the money culture took place 40 years ago on August 24, 1967. CNN recently remembered the moment, noting: “Some of the brokers, clerks and stock runners below laughed and waved; others jeered angrily and shook their fists.”

 

The bills barely had time to land on the ground before guards began removing the group from the building, but news photos had been taken and the Stock Exchange “happening” quickly slid into iconic status.

 

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Occupy Wall Street Protest Being Systematically Ignored by Mainstream Media | Death and Taxes

Occupy Wall Street Protest Being Systematically Ignored by Mainstream Media | Death and Taxes | Occupy Wall Street | Scoop.it

Death and Taxes has been down to the Occupy Wall Street protest and assemblies a number of times since its inception on September 17th. In that time, most of the reporting has been done by independent media—they can be seen everywhere at the encampment. And when corporate media does decide to get involved, it conveniently reports around the time of an arrest.

 

Keith Olbermann, for his part, took the mainstream media to task last night on his show for their laughable coverage, calling it “media hypocrisy” and sending his own crew to cover the occupation. Michael Moore echoed his sentiments on Olbermann’s Countdown last night. Tim O’Reilly (founder of O’Reilly Media), a free and open source advocate, watched as a Fox News reporter baited protesters, then stepped in to state he owned a $100 million company and thought that Wall Street got away with a crime.

 

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NYPD Uses Law From 1845 To Arrest Masked Protestors In Financial District: Gothamist

NYPD Uses Law From 1845 To Arrest Masked Protestors In Financial District: Gothamist | Occupy Wall Street | Scoop.it

As the protests against corporate greed and the "occupation" of the Financial District continues for a third day, at least seven demonstrators have been arrested.

 

According to Bloomberg News, two were arrested for trying to enter a Bank of America building, another for jumping a police barrier, and four more for "wearing masks in violation of a law that bars two or more participants from doing so."

 

This law dates back to 1845 in the Anti-Rent era—a time when a wealthy few owned feudal-esque leases to maintain control of tenants. Absolutely nothing like today!

 

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Be Realistic, Demand the Impossible: How #OccupyWallStreet is Redefining Expectations | Orchestrated Pulse

Be Realistic, Demand the Impossible: How #OccupyWallStreet is Redefining Expectations | Orchestrated Pulse | Occupy Wall Street | Scoop.it
The only question that matters is how do we want to live. Life is impossible, death is certain; so be realistic and demand the impossible.
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Richard Brodsky: Occupy Wall Street Overwhelms the Republicans ...

Richard Brodsky: Occupy Wall Street Overwhelms the Republicans ... | Occupy Wall Street | Scoop.it
Are you with the 99% or with the 1%? Leave it to the very smart Newt Gingrich to find the hole in the Mitt Romney facade and drive a truck through it.
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#Occupy Wall Street Returns to Zuccotti Park (#OWS) « naked ...

#Occupy Wall Street Returns to Zuccotti Park (#OWS) « naked ... | Occupy Wall Street | Scoop.it
#Occupy Wall Street Returns to Zuccotti Park (#OWS). I don't know how many of you had been to lower Manhattan since the police cleared Zuccotti Park last fall, but it was about as open to the public as a demilitarized zone: ...
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New York Police in Riot Gear Clear ‘Occupy’ Protesters From Zuccotti Park

New York Police in Riot Gear Clear ‘Occupy’ Protesters From Zuccotti Park | Occupy Wall Street | Scoop.it

New York City police in riot gear swept into a Lower Manhattan park early today to remove Occupy Wall Street demonstrators who had been camping there for more than eight weeks to protest income inequality.

Zuccotti Park will remain off-limits to protesters who want to camp there in tents and sleeping bags. Demonstrators lost a bid to return to the park with those items when state Supreme Court Judge Michael Stallman lifted a temporary restraining order late this afternoon, ruling that the city had the power to rid the plaza of the protesters’ gear.

 

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Occupy Bucharest – A Manifesto

Occupy Bucharest – A Manifesto | Occupy Wall Street | Scoop.it

Have you read any manifestos for the #Occupy movement?

 

This manifesto will give you a completely new perspective on society, the world, and the meaning of being human.

 

It explains a lot of things that currently don’t make sense, and will give you a framework for understanding possible change, and the future.

 

A human future.

 

Whether or not you agree with this fundamentally human perspective, I promise you your time here will not be wasted.

 

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Occupy Montreal Pics

Occupy Montreal Pics | Occupy Wall Street | Scoop.it

Pictures From Occupy Montreal
Saturday, October 15th. Montreal.
Thanks for the great job on the pics Joshua. They're fantastic.
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Enacting the Impossible (On Consensus Decision Making) | OccupyWallSt.org

Enacting the Impossible (On Consensus Decision Making) | OccupyWallSt.org | Occupy Wall Street | Scoop.it

On August 2, 2011 at the very first meeting of what was to become Occupy Wall Street, about a dozen people sat in a circle in Bowling Green. The self-appointed “process committee” for a social movement we merely hoped would someday exist, contemplated a momentous decision. Our dream was to create a New York General Assembly: the model for democratic assemblies we hoped to see spring up across America. But how would those assemblies actually operate?

The anarchists in the circle made what seemed, at the time, an insanely ambitious proposal. Why not let them operate exactly like this committee: by consensus.

 

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'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters Debate How to Deal With $500,000 in Donations

'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters Debate How to Deal With $500,000 in Donations | Occupy Wall Street | Scoop.it

NEW YORK – Once a rag-tag group that relied on donated pizzas for sustenance, the protesters camped out in a Lower Manhattan park are grappling with a new problem: how to manage and spend the nearly $500,000 they've raised in five weeks.


Donors have showered the Occupy Wall Street protesters with more cash than many expected, and that has prompted a flurry of requests for spending. It has also spurred members of a movement that has thus far prided itself on its decentralized structure to consider steps that would require the formation of a real organization, with officers and a board of directors.

 

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Over 700 arrested in Occupy Wall Street march on Brooklyn Bridge - Chicago Sun-Times

Over 700 arrested in Occupy Wall Street march on Brooklyn Bridge - Chicago Sun-Times | Occupy Wall Street | Scoop.it

More than 700 protesters demonstrating against corporate greed, global warming and social inequality, among other grievances, were arrested Saturday after they swarmed the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down a lane of traffic for several hours in a tense confrontation with police.

 

The group Occupy Wall Street has been camped out in a plaza in Manhattan’s Financial District for nearly two weeks staging various marches, and had orchestrated an impromptu trek to Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon. They walked in thick rows on the sidewalk up to the bridge, where some demonstrators spilled onto the roadway after being told to stay on the pedestrian pathway, police said.

 

The majority of those arrested were given citations for disorderly conduct and were released, police said.

 

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Occupy Wall Street protesters driven by varying goals

Occupy Wall Street protesters driven by varying goals | Occupy Wall Street | Scoop.it

Reporting from New York— Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon have dropped in. A seasoned diplomat dispenses free advice. Supporters send everything from boxes of food and clothes to Whole Foods gift cards. They even have their own app, for the legions of fans following them on iPhones and Androids.

 

Nearly two weeks into a sit-in at a park in Manhattan's financial district, the "leaderless resistance movement" calling itself Occupy Wall Street is at a crossroads. The number of protesters on scene so far tops out at a few hundred, tiny by Athens or Cairo standards. But the traction they have gained from run-ins with police, a live feed from their encampment and celebrity visits is upping expectations. How about some specific demands, a long-term strategy, maybe even … office space?

 

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Open Letter From Arun Gupta on the Wall Street Occupation: The Revolution Begins at Home | Naomi Klein

Open Letter From Arun Gupta on the Wall Street Occupation: The Revolution Begins at Home | Naomi Klein | Occupy Wall Street | Scoop.it

An introduction from Naomi: "Please take a look at this thoughtful essay by my friend Arun Gupta, editor of The Indypendent. If I were in New York (I'm based in British Columbia, Canada at the moment), I would certainly be spending time at the Wall Street occupation, and I urge those of you who do live in the area to go in person to Liberty Park and check it out.

 

Keep in mind that any attempt to create a genuinely open space to share political ideas is necessarily going to be chaotic and at times embarrassing. But Gupta's point is a crucial one.

 

This is not the time to be looking for ways to dismiss a nascent movement against the power of capital, but to do the opposite: to find ways to embrace it, support it and help it grow into its enormous potential. With so much at stake, cynicism is a luxury we simply cannot afford." --Naomi

 

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A Report from #OccupyWallStreet: Signs & Inspirations

A Report from #OccupyWallStreet: Signs & Inspirations | Occupy Wall Street | Scoop.it

“Today is day 5,” read a sign in the midst of thousands of people camping out at Liberty Plaza yesterday, steps away from Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. It’s been a week since the Occupy Wall Street protests began, and the protesters show no sign of backing down, pledging to continue on for months if necessary. Young students, New Yorkers, the homeless, the poor and jobless college graduates have all banded together in a long overdue reaction to the financial crisis that continues to impact America.

 

Julien Garret, one of the organizers of the protest, gave me his assessment of the protesters. “We all have different personal and political demands, but the one thing that unites us all is the realization that the system in this country isn’t working and the young and the poor are being asked to pay the price,” he said.

 

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