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(REUTERS) Wall Street Protests Go Global; Riots Hit Rome

Galvanized by the Occupy Wall Street movement, protests began in New Zealand, touched parts of Asia, spread to Europe, and resumed at their starting point in New York with 5,000 marchers decrying corporate greed and economic inequality.

In New York, where the movement began when protesters set up a makeshift camp in Lower Manhattan on September 17, organizers said the protest grew to at least 5,000 people as they marched to Times Square in midtown Manhattan.

 

Some were disappointed the crowd was not larger.

“People don’t want to get involved. They’d rather watch on TV,” said Troy Simmons, 47, who joined demonstrators as he left work. “The protesters could have done better today. … People from the whole region should be here and it didn’t happen.”

Well that’s our cue.

I think it would be worth everyone’s time to get involved - even if it’s in a local protest (I know getting to a bigger city protest could be difficult for some people).  But this needs a large response to be completely effective. 

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[Occupytimessquare] 1 Marine vs. 30 Cops  

15O: La globalización de la protesta y México
La gente se reunía las veinticuatro horas del día por toda la ciudad en grupos de tres o cuatro tomando decisiones juntos. La ciudad se transformó en la primera ciudad libre; el primer bastión de libertad en un mundo de tiranía. Se ejercía verdadera democracia, no donde las elecciones son circos, la gente vota por uno u otro guardián del viejo orden y gane quien gane, los ricos siguen manejando el país. Sólo vivió unos meses pero fue el primer cuerpo legislativo de la historia que representó a los pobres. Sus leyes eran para ellos, suprimió las deudas, postergó el pago de alquileres, obligó a las casas de empeño a devolver las prendas más necesitadas. Sus representantes se negaron a recibir salarios más altos que los de un obrero y sus puestos eran fácilmente revocables. Redujo las horas laborales y planeaba permitir a todos entrar gratis al teatro. Crearon una comisión para la educación de las mujeres, algo inédito. Se sirvieron de los últimos adelantos científicos, lanzando panfletos para los campesinos con un mensaje sencillo y poderoso: “Tenemos los mismos intereses”. Declaró que la finalidad de todas las escuelas era enseñar a cada niño a amar y respetar a todos sus semejantes, fauna y flora incluidas. Educaron no sólo con palabras, sino con actos. Hombres y mujeres, emocionados, observaron con alegría, las calles estaban siempre llenas, por todas partes se debatía, la gente compartía sus cosas y parecían sonreír más. Reinaba la cordialidad. Las calles eran seguras, sin necesidad de ningún tipo de policías. El logró más glorioso de nuestra época. Howard Zinn, Marx en el Soho
Era 1871 en Francia pero bien podría ser uno de estos días, uno de estos meses, en todo el mundo.

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This Fight is for Us All

Dear 53%,

I understand where you are coming from regarding how you perceive The Occupy movement.  I am really happy for you and your ability to succeed despite all the roadblocks.  But please hear my sincerity when I say this:

You are next.

Do you really believe that your achievments are safe from the 1%?  They want it ALL, every last bit and that means you are in their crosshairs.

What happens to your small business when the next bubble pops?  What happens when your customers are no longer able to shop at your stores, or buy your products?  What happens when they crash the market again and everything you have managed to hang onto is destroyed?

Do you think the 1% is not coming after your wealth?  The rest of us have nothing left for them to take.  They already have our homes and our retirement funds.  You are the only ones with any wealth left and despite what you might think, the 99% are fighting to make sure they can’t destroy you as they did us.

You might be safe for now, but they ARE coming for yours and unless ALL fight they will get it.  Even now they are plotting ways to steal your wealth from you, and with their ability to buy politicians and craft the “law” to their benefit it is just a matter of time.  Licking their boots will get you nothing but a kick in the face.

But go ahead, keep believing you are safe.  I’ll save you a spot in the soup line.

See you soon.

Sincerely, 

The 99%

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This following program is dedicated to the city and people of
San Francisco, who may not know it but they are beautiful and so
is their city this is a very personal song, so if the viewer
cannot understand it particularly those of you who are European
residents save up all your brand and fly trans love airways to
San Franciscan U.S.A., then maybe you’ll understand the song, it
will be worth it, if not for the sake of this song but for the
sake of your own peace of mind.


Strobe lights beam create dreams
walls move minds do too
on a warm San Franciscan night
old child young child feel alright
on a warm San Franciscan night
angels sing leather wings
jeans of blue Harley Davisons too
on a warm San Franciscan night
old angels young angels feel alright
on a warm San Franciscan night.

I wasn’t born there perhaps I’ll die there
there’s no place left to go, San Franciscan.

Cop’s face is filled with hate
heavens above he’s on a street called love
when will they even learn
old cop young cop feel alright
on a warm San Franciscan night
the children are cool
they don’t raise fools
it’s an american dream
includes indians too.

Burdon, Briggs, Weider, Jenkins, McCulloch.

San Franciscan Nights.

Winds of Change 7" 45 rpm. 1967.

When reading the comments on OWS and other suggestions for a new way of life...

Think carefully on “e-merchants” who will aim to sway you to your direction or path, or a unified style of life. Should their method suit you, join the cause, but do not expect everyone to agree with your choice. Accept that there will be other techniques and you all must combine your styles symbiotically. An easy way to do this is through conversation, understanding, and compromise.

CARTA A OCUPA WALL ST. Y MOVIMIENTO POR JUSTICIA DEL BARRIO

El siguiente comunicado fue enviado al  
Dialogo con Movimiento por Justicia del Barrio y Ocupa Wall St. de parte de l@s presos adherentes a La Otra Campaña en Chiapas

Penal N° 5, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas,
A 05 de noviembre del 2011
 
El Movimiento por Justicia en el Barrio y
Ocupa Wall Street o Toma Wall Street:
 
La Voz del Amate, Voces Inocentes, Solidarios de la Voz del Amate, Adherentes a la Otra Campaña del EZLN, desde Chiapas, Sureste de México les enviamos abrazos fuertes y nuestros saludos combativos.
 
Bien compañeros y compañeras de estas organizaciones reunidos en este encuentro, muy buenos días o buenas tardes a todos. Para comenzar queremos decirles que nosotros sus hermanos y compañeros desde esta nuestra trinchera de resistencia sabemos de sus luchas por la justicia y exigencias por la dignidad que han hecho por ella no es fácil pero tampoco es imposible, pero todos sus esfuerzos que han hecho no es en vano tendrá y vendrá el fruto de sus luchas. También queremos contarles que nuestras luchas que hemos caminado en reclamar justicia por los encarcelamientos injustos que nos ha tocado vivir, pero el mal sistema ha impedido nuestras demandas, es por ello que hemos emprendido esta acción de huelga de hambre, plantón y ayuno desde el 29 de septiembre en tiempo indefinido y hasta hoy ya llevamos 38 días en huelga. Pero el mal gobierno ha ignorado nuestras demandas y exigencias sin importar las debilidades de nuestra situación de salud, pero no es el motivo de marchar atrás al contrario nos impulsa mas a seguir combatiendo la injusticia.
 
Por otro lado les decimos que es el momento de unirnos en nuestras luchas y así entrelazados en nuestro reclamo por la justicia y el bienestar de todos. Todos los poderosos de la injusticia no pueden con nosotros porque nosotros tenemos el arma más poderosa “que es la verdad y la justicia”. Así que compañeros y compañeras, el triunfo es nuestro, hasta la victoria siempre.
 
Por último les decimos que sean fuertes, valientes, animosos y unidos en todo. “Que Dios los bendiga”.
 
Fraternalmente
 
La Voz del Amate
Preso político Alberto Patishtán Gómez, recluido en el penal N°8 de Guasave Sinaloa
Rosario Díaz Méndez “integrante de la Voz del Amate”
 
Juan Díaz López, “Voces Inocentes”
 
“Solidarios de la Voz del Amate”, adherentes a la Otra Campaña del EZLN
Pedro López Jiménez
Alfredo López Jiménez
Alejandro Díaz Santis
José Díaz López
Andrés Núñez Hernández
Rosa López Díaz
Juan Collazo Jiménez, recluido en el penal N°6 de Motozintla
Enrique Gómez Hernández, recluido en el penal N° 14 El Amate

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The story of God 1/3

The Story of God is an epic journey across continents, cultures and eras exploring religious beliefs from their earliest incarnations, through the development of today’s major world faiths and the status of religious faith in a scientific age. The series examines the roots of religious beliefs in prehistoric societies and the different ways in which humanity’s sense of the divine developed. It looks at the divergence between religions that worship a range of deities and those that represent strict monotheism.


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One True Act Of Patriotism

Hi Everyone! Note to my followers!

This is my first ever Tumblr, and I’ve only been on it for about two weeks but am amazed by all of the 75 followers I have so far! Anyway, thank you all for the follows, the likes, and especially the reblogs! We are the 99%, we are Legion, and together, we can make change.

We all come from different places, different backgrounds. We have different political views, different social views. But we all recognize that there are vital changes that need to be made to the government and the current system, changes that we can agree upon, in spite of our diversity.

This is OUR government, not the government of the few, the wealthy. Together, we can reassert our Constitutional rights to make the government work FOR us and not against us!

WE ARE THE 99%. WE ARE LEGION. TOGETHER, WE CAN CREATE THE WORLD WE WANT TO SEE. WE ARE IN CHARGE OF OUR FUTURE AND CREATING THE REALITY WE WANT TO SEE, ONE THAT BENEFITS ALL INSTEAD OF A VERY FEW!

OCCUPYTOGETHER. OCCUPYTHEWORLD. ®EVOLUTION!

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”
-Patrick Henry

“To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.”
-Abraham Lincoln

“We the People are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts—not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”
-Abraham Lincoln

“It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government.”
-Thomas Paine