Caveat: I don’t buy 99.9% of conspiracy theories, but this is very damning. This video documents—rather effectively—how the Minnesota State Troopers are picking up protesters from the Occupy movement, getting them high, sometimes bribing them, and returning them back to the base camp.
After a bit of a winter hibernation, Occupy Wall Street is coming back, and if their plan goes according to plan, they’ll be coming back in a big way. The idea is that the OWS protests will return tomorrow, May 1st, with enough manpower and “99% strikes” to completely shut down the heart of New York City.
When the Occupy movements and protests occupied most of the news coverage for much of last year, there seemed to be two main stereotypes: a) OWS was nothing but privileged college students protesting for no reason and b) Nothing would come of it, since there didn’t seem to be any main, focusing message. Just because the Occupy protests have mainly died down doesn’t mean they’ve gone away. They’ve just gone inside and started working on the real problems. Meet the Alternative Banking Group.
Comic book writer fight! A couple weeks ago, Frank Miller went off on the OWS protestors and now Alan Moore has some choice words for his comrade that aren’t too friendly.
Even with quite a few Occupy protests going on all over the US, things have been relatively peaceful considering the large numbers involved. A few lost teeth, some bloodied foreheads, but no deaths. However, at Occupy Seattle this past weekend, a pregnant woman apparently lost her baby after being booted in the stomach by a cop.
When cops cleared out Zuccotti Park in NYC last week, a whole lot of stuff got trashed— tents, books, bicycles, laptops and cameras. The NYC Department of Sanitation gave an address where people could come and pick up any belongings from the raid they were missing, but apparently most of them were pretty trashed. Specifically, all the laptops had been smashed to bits with bats.
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On Friday, a group of students at the University of California-Davis joined the Occupy Wall Street movement in solidarity and a group of them sitting peacefully got the shit pepper sprayed out of them by a passing police officer. Ya know, because they were obviously a direct and immediate threat just sitting there.
I would have posted this earlier, but I was at work… anyway, there was a huge march through Manhattan earlier that was escorted by a ginormous NYPD presence. The march went to Foley Square (bam pow kaboom!), with some arrests and some fighting and is now moving towards the Brooklyn Bridge. There appears to be tens of thousands of people here.