Liza Sabater's blog
One of Occupy Wall Street's biggest achievements has been proving how brutal and tyrannical the government of the United States has turned against its own people. Local governments like New York City's rule by the tyranny of ordinances and permits; effectively turning every potential exercise of the First Amendment into a nuisance that deserves immediate suppression. In fact, the tearing down of "occupies" all across the nation proves vividly that as individuals we've lost our freedom to assembly and freedom speech while the 1%ers have amassed, through Citizen's United, an unprecedented amount of power without accountability thanks to the "money as free speech" and "corporate personhood" rulings.
Thus this permit. read more »
Big media would have us believe, the dirty unorganized uninformed pinko commie spoiled brats camping, organizing and protesting at Zucotti Plaza don't know what we want. Well, here's sample of what we don't know what we want: read more »
This is one of the best videos to capture the ethos of #OccupyWallStreet. Bravo to Alex Mallis and Lily Henderson for telling a very simple and clear story about the people braving the weather to create a powerful space for dissent.
Directed by Alex Mallis + Lily Henderson
Cinematography by Ed David
Edited by Lily Henderson + Alex Mallis
Assistant Camera: Andrew McMullen + Diana Eliavoz
Assistant Producers: Dana Salvatore + Jillian Mason
Titles by Jason Drakeford.
Today #OccupyWallStreet had a peaceful march on sidewalks up to City Hall but more than 5,000 people came to the event. So the occupiers did everything they could to follow any NYPD requests; even after the police brutality suffered by many last week, and even after all the harassing demands they have used with them down in Wall Street.
One such of those demands has been their insistence on prohibiting umbrellas at Zucotti Park, were the Occupiers have set up residence. Not content with enforcing the ban on tents, the police has made their lives miserable by forcing them to be exposed to this inclement weather, to the point of also prohibiting the use of chairs, sticks, boxes or anything that could prop up tarps of plastic covers over them they have been promptly undone with threat of arrests by the NYPD.
The Occupiers have tried to accommodate the increasingly hostile and abusive demands of the New York Police Department. And today was the same. When the marchers were told by the NYPD to go onto the bridge, they did. It was a trap as the NYPD rushed to close both ends of the bridge to entrap them.
Here are records of their entrapment.
Here's the text of the message Noam Chomsky sent to #OccupyWallStreet that the reporter refers to: read more »