“ The paramilitary bureaucracy and the culture it engenders—a black-and-white world in which police unions serve above all to protect the brotherhood—is worse today than it was in the 1990s. Such agencies inevitably view protesters as the enemy. And young people, poor people and people of color will forever experience the institution as an abusive, militaristic force—not just during demonstrations but every day, in neighborhoods across the country. ”
Anyone who has been at Occupy Wall Street rallies or Occupy rallies across the US (or in Canada!) and has photos/stories they might want to share with a larger audience, or intends on going to a rally in the near future and taking pictures, can get in touch with me via ask box or email. I’d be interested in posting some of them here. (Unfortunately I can’t do anything nice like pay you for this.)
For Zhounder.tumblr.com who has zillions of amazing shots of Occupy Philly.
“We’ll never deal successfully with the many challenges our country now faces if we merely seek what’s possible within the framework of today’s system of political economy,” notes Speth. “Our challenges require moving beyond incremental reform to systemic change that addresses the root causes of our current distress.”
On November 3rd, the Congressional Deficit Reduction Super-Committee will meet to decide on whether or not to keep Obama’s extension to the Bush tax-cuts - which only benefit the richest 1% of Americans in any kind of significant way. Luckily, a group of OWS’ers are embarking on a two-week march from Liberty Plaza to the White House to let the committee know what the 99% think about these cuts. Join the march to make sure these tax cuts for the richest 1% of Americans are allowed to die!
The 20 mile a day/2 week march from Liberty Square to DC is set to leave this Wednesday, November 9 at noon. On Wednesday we’ll be leaving Liberty Square and marching to the New York Waterway/Hudson River Ferry and onward to Elizabeth, NJ. This is our ﬁrst stop. Everyone is welcome to join this two week march. If you’d like to participate, but can’t commit for two weeks you’re welcome to join us for the day or help send us off!
The march is being organized by a few of us here at OWS. We will be in DC by Nov 23 for the Congressional Super Committee meeting. This committee has the power to keep the Bush tax cuts (that only beneﬁt the top 1%) or let them expire. We want to be there to ﬁght for the 99%! We will also be connecting with Occupy Philly and Occupy Baltimore along the route, and, of course, Occupy DC!
A major draw for this march is to encourage more people in rural communities to get involved as well as bring spreading the word along the highway. We are hoping people will join the march along the way; whether for an hour, a day, or the full two weeks, we feel its imperative for OWS to be involved in the historical signiﬁcance of long distance marches to support, promote, and encourage economic and social equality. We will be walking from 9am to to 5pm (banker hours) and will hold nightly GA’s and/or discussions at 7pm in each town where we camp. We will be spending two days off at Occupy Philly and Occupy Baltimore. We are hoping a few people from these occupations will join us in the march to the White House and Occupy DC!
Our route is as follows:
For more speciﬁc directions and further information please visit: nycmarch2dc.wordpress.com or email: email@example.com. For the complete route planned out on google maps, click here.
- 11/9/11: Liberty Square to Elizabeth, NJ
- 11/10/11: Elizabeth, NJ to New Brunswick, NJ
- 11/11/11: New Brunswick, NJ to Trenton, NJ
- 11/12/11: Trenton, NJ to Andalusia, PA
- 11/13/11: Andalusia, PA to Occupy Philly
- 11/14/11: DAY OFF AT OCCUPY PHILLY
- 11/15/11: Occupy Philly to Wilmington, DE
- 11/16/11: Wilmington, DE to Newark, DE
- 11/17/11: Newark, DE to Rising Sun, MD
- 11/18/11: Rising Sun, MD to Bel Air, MD
- 11/19/11: Bel Air, MD to Occupy Baltimore
- 11/20/11: DAY OFF AT OCCUPY BALTIMORE
- 11/21/11: Occupy Baltimore to Laurel, MD
- 11/22/11: Laurel, MD to Occupy DC
- 11/23/11: Occupy DC to The White House for Super Committee meeting
March on, brothers and sisters!
Having fun calling someone out on Occupy Philly’s Facebook page. Had enough of this shit this week.
Whole post @ http://www.facebook.com/OccupyPhiladelphia/posts/137341269702082 for better context.
[image description: photo of a person in Dress Blues and a V for Vendetta mask holding a sign that reads “3rd TIME FIGHTING FOR MY COUNTRY/1st TIME I KNOW MY ENEMY!”]
the tide is turning. the marines are here.
I for one welcome our handsomely dressed brothers and sisters.
Mark Meckler (Tea Party Patriots co-founder): They’re not law-abiding citizens. They’re camping in a park where camping isn’t allowed. They’re breaking the laws on the Brooklyn Bridge. That’s not Tea Party behavior.
Jon Stewart: Everything you described there I believe is a misdemeanor. The actual Tea Party was a fucking felony. Do you know who the Tea Party actually was? Do you know how much trouble you’d get in if you broke into a ship, stole the cargo from the ship’s owners and just threw it overboard? Not to mention the EPA fines and the damage it would do to your Indian costume? The Tea Party namesake - you’re named after the most celebrated act of theft and vandalism of private property in our nation’s history! And you can’t stomach a little park camping?
can’t wait for the occupy v. tea party death match tbh
As usual, Jon Stewart setting the record straight. When I watched this episode I remember thinking “I hope someone Tumblrizes this” and here it is… Happens all the time.