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    Mayor Bloomberg: Jobs Crisis Could Spark Riots

    September 17th, 2011Via: CNN:
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is worried that high U.S. unemployment could lead to the same kind of riots here that have swept through Europe and North Africa.
    “You have a lot of kids graduating college, [who] can’t find jobs,” said Bloomberg, during his weekly radio show on Friday. “That’s what happened in Cairo. That’s what happened in Madrid. You don’t want those kinds of riots here.”
    That was the mayor’s response when asked about the poverty rate, which rose to 15.1% in 2010, its highest level since 1993, according to census data released Tuesday. About 46.2 million people are now living in poverty, 2.6 million more than last year.
    “The public is not happy,” he said. “The public knows there is something wrong in this country, and there is. The bottom line is that they’re upset.”
    Riots have gripped various countries in European cities, including Athens and London, fueled by young people infuriated by high unemployment and austerity measures, which in some cases has led to looting. High unemployment among youth is also one of the driving forces behind the Arab Spring, as impoverished protestors in North Africa and the Middle East rose up against their heavy-handed governments.
    “The damage to a generation that can’t find jobs will go on for many, many years,” said Bloomberg.
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    "Where is the intersection between the world's deep hunger and your deep gladness?"

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    NYPD, A Police Force That Works Directly With The CIA Shutting Down Wall Street Protests

    It is also worth noting that MSNBC characterized the protest as an invasion of the NYC Financial District, which is a very interesting choice of words.
    How can citizens invade public property that belongs to their own country?
    Well, they can’t. MSNBC would just like to implant subtle language that makes these protesters out to be something other than Americans attempting to get our way of life back in a peaceful manner.
    In order to stop Americans from utilizing their right to protest, the police (who, on the whole, protect and serve the elite while they subjugate, dehumanize, exploit and abuse the average citizen) blocked off all of the streets near the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Federal Hall.

    Sep1811:54 http://whatreallyhappened.com/



    No Right To Protest In America: Occupation Of Wall Street Thwarted Thanks To Ignorant Police

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    The Intel Hub
    By Madison RuppertEditor of End the Lie
    September 18, 2011
    Back in July, Adbusters began promoting a move to occupy Wall Street in protest of the rampant corruption, market manipulation and out of control greed that is destroying our nation today.

    Adbusters was hoping for a turnout of some 20,000 angry Americans who would occupy Wall Street for months.
    Unfortunately, it appears that the number was less than 1/20th of their goal or less than 1,000 activists, according toAFP.
    However, different news outlets are reporting very different numbers. MSNBC reported that “More than 1,000 demonstrators descended on New York City’s Financial District” which is a significantly larger number than that reported by AFP.
    It is also worth noting that MSNBC characterized the protest as an invasion of the NYC Financial District, which is a very interesting choice of words.
    How can citizens invade public property that belongs to their own country?
    Well, they can’t. MSNBC would just like to implant subtle language that makes these protesters out to be something other than Americans attempting to get our way of life back in a peaceful manner.
    In order to stop Americans from utilizing their right to protest, the police (who, on the whole, protect and serve the elite while they subjugate, dehumanize, exploit and abuse the average citizen) blocked off all of [COLOR=#FF0033 !important]the streets[/COLOR] near [COLOR=#FF0033 !important]the New York Stock Exchange[/COLOR] (NYSE) and the Federal Hall.
    The plan was to transform the Lower Manhattan financial center into an “American Tahrir Square” but instead it was yet another show of force by the corrupt police that support the financial oligarchs that systematically rape the United States and its people.
    The protesters that did show up flocked to an area roughly 1,000 feet away from Wall Street, Trinity Place.
    Many of the protesters showed up with sleeping bags and backpacks and are planning to sleep there for an indeterminate amount of time.
    Among these devoted activists was a 24-year-old named Steven Taylor who told AFP that he would sleep there and that, “A lot of us we will [sic] sleep here”.
    Some marched around the square while others shared food (something the government Mafia seems to hate as evidenced by the arrests of Foot Not Bombs activists in Orlando) or discussed the engineered economic crisis.
    Activists came from around the world to participate in this failed occupation, including a professor of law from Spain named Javier Dorado. Dorado compared the protest with the widespread Spanish demonstrations which, in some cases, turned brutally violent.
    One protester said, “We know where the money is going! Revolution in America!”
    Unfortunately, as long as we have a police force willing to protect the same elites who are robbing them blind on a daily basis and making brutal cuts to social services and public budgets, there can be no revolution.
    The chief spokesman for the New York City Police Department defended the restriction of our right to protest by saying that, “A protest area was established on Broad Street at Exchange Street, next to the [COLOR=#FF0033 !important]stock exchange[/COLOR], but protesters elected not to use it.”
    Personally, I find the entire notion of a “free speech zone” or a “protest area” to be completely antithetical to the Constitution and the entire American way of life.
    When we sit by and accept these blatant restrictions of our rights, we allow further infringements to take place. The free speech zones and protest areas will get smaller, further from the events being protested and thus increasingly marginalized.
    Police used metal barricades to keep protesters from freely protesting wherever they please, which is our constitutionally protected right.
    When somewhere around 15 activists took a moment to sit on a Broadway sidewalk and lean against one of the metal barricades that cordoned off Wall Street, police started issuing threats of arrest via megaphone and according to the New York Times, “a police chief shoved a newspaper photographer from behind.”
    It is this type of threatening and illegal thuggish behavior coming from police that we must not stand for. As an American, I have every right to protest wherever I please on public property. The entire system of permits to protest and such is an affront to a free and open society.
    Of course, the police mentioned that “no permits had been sought for the demonstration”. No permits should ever be sought for any demonstration. It is not free speech if you have to get permission to speak, plain and simple.
    If we want these demonstrations to have any real effect we need to organize much larger numbers which absolutely overwhelm the police presence.
    We need not seek permits, instead we need to properly organize massive peaceful protests free from agent provocateurs that have plagued far too many organized demonstrations in the past and justified police crackdowns on those peacefully protesting.
    We must engage in civil disobedience without violence on such a scale that the police who are ignorant enough to keep protecting the parasitic elite will have no choice other than to let it happen or be totally overrun by the power of a truly free society.
    Until more Americans wake up and start taking an active role in demanding political and social justice, we will continue to see police thwart attempts like this.
    "Where is the intersection between the world's deep hunger and your deep gladness?"

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    "Where is the intersection between the world's deep hunger and your deep gladness?"

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    Sept 17th Occupy Wall Street Protest News

    Posted on September 18, 2011 by willyloman
    by Scott Creighton
    This is what it takes to protect the criminal elites from the people. This is America in a nutshell…

    Map of protest location as of last night…

    Local New York Fox News story about the event from last night. Notice the anchor claims there are “a thousand” there while the reporter who did the story says it was “thousands”…
    Barricades were set up prior to their protest.

    Video shot yesterday at 4:45 pm. Go here to view a live feed of the ongoing protest.
    the following statement is from the Occupy Wall Street website.
    We need to retake the freedom that has been stolen from the people, altogether.
    1. If you agree that freedom is the right to communicate, to live, to be, to go, to love, to do what you will without the impositions of others, then you might be one of us.
    2. If you agree that a person is entitled to the sweat of their brows, that being talented at management should not entitle others to act like overseers and overlords, that all workers should have the right to engage in decisions, democratically, then you might be one of us.
    3. If you agree that freedom for some is not the same as freedom for all, and that freedom for all is the only true freedom, then you might be one of us.
    4. If you agree that power is not right, that life trumps property, then you might be one of us.
    5. If you agree that state and corporation are merely two sides of the same oppressive power structure, if you realize how media distorts things to preserve it, how it pits the people against the people to remain in power, then you might be one of us.
    Here are a few of the posters they put up to announce the occupation (click on image for larger view). You can see a collection of them here.


    "Where is the intersection between the world's deep hunger and your deep gladness?"

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    18 September 2011
    Occupy Wall Street Photos
    Cryptome photos, taken around Noon, 18 September 2011.

    Occupy Wall Street Photos
    "Where is the intersection between the world's deep hunger and your deep gladness?"

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    I can believe the police/Media reaction - it is a police state/bought-out MSM, after all.....
    I can't believe the poor turn out by the People.... who seem to feel beaten, depressed, having lost, without hope and ways to effect positive change. Very sad.

    Better luck next time...if there is time for a next time....
    People don't seem to realize that INHO time is REALLY starting to run OUT on America and the Planet! :joystick: [i.e. to reverse the damage and save it....] :loco:
    Last edited by Peter Lemkin; 09-19-2011 at 08:02 AM.
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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    Default Finally, some coverage.....

    AMY GOODMAN: Today President Obama is set to unveil a deficit-reduction plan that includes tax increases as well as cuts to programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. The cuts are meant to reduce government spending by more than $3 trillion over the next decade. The plan also calls for $1.1 trillion in savings from winding down the U.S. occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. With the United States facing record levels of unemployment, poverty and inequality, Obama’s plan will include higher taxes on the rich.

    In his weekly radio and video address Saturday, he talked about his jobs bill and said everyone would need to help reduce the U.S. deficit.

    PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: It will create new jobs. It’ll cut taxes for every worker and small business in the country, and it will not add to the deficit. It will be paid for. On Monday, I’ll lay out my plan for how we’ll do that, how we’ll pay for this plan and pay down our debt, by following some basic principles: making sure we live within our means and asking everyone to pay their fair share.

    AMY GOODMAN: According to White House officials, the President will announce a new tax rate for people earning more than $1 million a year so they pay at least the same percentage of their earnings in taxes as middle-income Americans. The proposal will be called the Buffett Rule, after billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times last month called "Stop Coddling the Super-Rich." Republicans yesterday criticized the idea of a minimum tax rate for millionaires, accusing President Obama of "class warfare."

    Meanwhile, over the weekend, the Financial District in New York City was flooded by protesters. Democracy Now!’s Sam Alcoff was there and filed this report.

    SAM ALCOFF: On Saturday, thousands of protesters took to the streets of downtown Manhattan for what was described as an action to "Occupy Wall Street." Inspired by the popular uprisings of the Arab Spring and the European anti-austerity movements, Ad Busters, a Vancouver-based culture-jamming magazine, put out a call for Saturday’s protest on Wall Street in July. The goals were various, from limiting corporate contributions to political campaigns, to auditing the Federal Reserve, to challenging all of global capitalism. Protesters included 71-year-old Mary Ellen Marino of Princeton, New Jersey.

    MARY ELLEN MARINO: I came because I’m upset with the fact that the bailout of Wall Street didn’t help any of the people holding mortgages. All of the money went to Wall Street, and none of it went to Main Street. Now, we’ve just learned that Geithner was actually asked to split up the Citibank, and he didn’t do it. And Obama didn’t do anything about it.

    SAM ALCOFF: The plan wasn’t simply for a one-day protest, but an ongoing and creative occupation of the Financial District itself. Organizer Lorenzo Serna.

    LORENZO SERNA: The idea is to have an encampment. Like, this isn’t a one-day event. Like, we’re hoping that people come prepared to stay as long as they can and that we’re there to support each other.

    SAM ALCOFF: But on Saturday, after hundreds arrived, the NYPD shut Wall Street down itself, barricading activists off of Wall Street and forcing a move to the nearby Zuccotti Park. Despite sometimes tense standoffs with the police, hundreds slept in the park and have maintained that they will stay until their demands are met. Prominent backers of the effort to occupy Wall Street included comedian Roseanne Barr.

    ROSEANNE BARR: These are the people who decimated our economy and caused all the problems in the world, there on Wall Street.

    SAM ALCOFF: Like many others, Marino says she took to the streets because of how the financial crisis has devastated her own family.

    MARY ELLEN MARINO: My particular interest is not this big picture, but it’s the little picture. I have two daughters. Both of them have Citibank mortgages. And during this two-year period, when they were supposed to be helping people that were in danger of foreclosure, they did not refinance these mortgages, either one of my children, and one of the children at a house that was then worth half of its original value. She had put down a $45,000 down payment to buy this condominium, and it was worth half of what she paid for it. And so, when she lost her job for the second time during this crisis, she had to abandon the house. She’s now without a house, without a job. My other daughter and her husband are struggling very much to maintain their mortgage. And I’ve had to go back to work. I’m going to be 72 in October, and I’ve had to go back to work full-time in order to help my children.

    AMY GOODMAN: That report by Democracy Now!'s Sam Alcoff. Special thanks to Democracy Now!'s Ryan Devereaux, Deena Guzder and Jon Gerberg, all on the Democracy Now! team covering the Occupy Wall Street protest.

    We’re going to go right now live to the protests. We’re joined on the phone by Nathan Schneider, editor at the website "Waging Nonviolence," joining us several blocks from Wall Street.

    Nathan, what’s happening as we broadcast now?

    NATHAN SCHNEIDER: Actually, the protest is currently on Wall Street, coming up to the corner of William Street. There are probably a couple hundred people marching along the sidewalk behind police barricades, and they’ve been going up and down Broad for a few minutes, and now they’ve been led down Wall Street.

    AMY GOODMAN: And their demands? And their demands, Nathan?

    NATHAN SCHNEIDER: The demands have not been articulated in any concrete way. They’re carrying signs saying "Wall Street is our street," "Hungry, eat a banker," "Smash capitalism." It’s a broad range of demands and slogans. But the general idea is that they’re fed up with what Wall Street has represented in this country, and they want a change.

    AMY GOODMAN: And the police presence right now, already it’s intense throughout the city with the opening of the U.N. General Assembly, President Obama in town today. What about Wall Street now with the protesters?

    NATHAN SCHNEIDER: The police presence has been strong, though mainly out of sight. During the night, the last couple of nights, there have been maybe 20, 25 police visible from the park where they’ve been sleeping. But there are police all around. And it’s clear that, if necessary, they could mobilize a large number at any time.

    AMY GOODMAN: You slept overnight with the protesters in the park just above Wall Street. How many people were there? And what are they chanting as you’re talking to us now, Nathan?

    NATHAN SCHNEIDER: The chants that they keep coming back to during these marches in the last few days is "All day, all week, occupy Wall Street." I’d say about—maybe between 100 and 200 spent the night last night—it can be hard to tell sometimes—in sleeping bags, on newspaper, on cardboard. No tents.

    AMY GOODMAN: Nathan, thanks for being with us. We’re going to be checking back with you through the day. Nathan Schneider, editor of the website "Waging Nonviolence." When we come back from break, we’ll be joined by Dave Graeber, one of the people involved with this mass protest on Wall Street, author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years. Stay with us.

    As President Obama prepares to outline a deficit-reduction plan that includes tax increases, as well as cuts to programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, anthropologist David Graeber proposes a radical solution: cancel the debt of the nation’s poor. "Debts between the very wealthy or between governments can always be renegotiated and always have been throughout world history. They are not anything set in stone," says Graeber, author of "Debt: The First 5,000 Years." "It’s, generally speaking, when you have debts owed by the poor to the rich, debts becomes a sacred situation, more important than anything else. The idea of renegotiating them becomes unthinkable."
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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    Wall Street May Be Blocked Off Again as Police Monitor Protests

    September 19, 2011 by legitgov

    Wall Street May Be Blocked Off Again as Police Monitor Protests 19 Sep 2011 New York City police may limit access to Wall Street for a third day, requiring workers and residents to show identification, after a weekend of protests targeting financial firms. The arrangements, including the identification requirement, "will be re-assessed" this morning, Paul Browne, a police spokesman, said in an e-mail. About 300 to 400 people demonstrated near Chase Manhattan Plaza yesterday, down from 1,000 on Sept. 17, for a protest dubbed "#OccupyWallStreet."
    "Where is the intersection between the world's deep hunger and your deep gladness?"

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