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A Movement is Born

As #OWS spreads across the country, people are realizing, it's time to live!

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Jammers, dreamers, rabble-rousers, revolutionaries,

#OCCUPYWALLSTREET is thundering across America, threatening to morph into a full fledged national movement. Channeling the nonviolence of the Egyptian Tahrir Square uprising and the bottom-up collective decision making of the Spanish acampadas, we vow to end the monied corruption of our democracy.

This Saturday #OCCUPYWALLSTREET enters its third week … be there at Noon and stay for the weekend … or be at one of the 50+ fledgling occupations now being organized across the land.

Our people's democracy movement is about to get three mighty boosts:

  • On October 6, a few thousand of us will swarm the capital and #OCCUPYDC. Find out the plan at october2011.org
  • On October 15th, the movement goes global … check it out at 15october.net
  • Then, on November 3 and 4, we have something special in mind for when the G20 leaders meet in France.

Time to live!

for the wild,
Culture Jammers HQ

occupywallstreet.org / occupywallst.org / occupytogether.org

PS.

Our movement needs more edgy theatrics … maybe we should tar and feather the Charging Bull … or burn an effigy of Lloyd Blankfein? Send your wild ideas to [email protected].

To get a sense of the visceral mood at #OCCUPYWALLSTREET, check out the daily dispatches from OccupyTVNY along with the mini-documentaries "We Are The 99%" and "Nobody Can Predict The Moment Of Revolution." Also, David Graeber's op-ed in the Guardian and Nathan Schneider's article in the Nation are worth reading.

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Eh2Zed

Read the book, Conservatives donate at a rate of 18 to 1 compared to liberals their TIME to help on the soup lines. Clothing drives, food drives etc. Read the book. It will open your eyes.

P.S. the author is a liberal, and he had to do the study twice because he just couldn't believe the results.

Eh2Zed

Read the book, Conservatives donate at a rate of 18 to 1 compared to liberals their TIME to help on the soup lines. Clothing drives, food drives etc. Read the book. It will open your eyes.

P.S. the author is a liberal, and he had to do the study twice because he just couldn't believe the results.

Anonymous

Wow, you have a masters degree, have worked for 8 years and your bringing in a hefty fifty thousand a year. I guess I would be perpetually pissed off at my employer too. You are correct on one point, I have never given a dollar to a homeless person since the vast majority of them are substance abusers and I'm not going to contribute to their habit. What I do with my money is pay taxes to fund a police department that protects me from bums and panhandlers. What I also do is support my family without whining and crying about having to work for some evil corporation. I know that most of you protestors think that your smarter than everyone else and us working fools "just don't get it" But I don't walk thru life pissed off and angry like you and your loser brethren do What I do get irritated about is when a bunch of dirty out of work punks disrupt the lives of people who are trying to earn a living by blocking streets and taking over public property By the way, I've seen news reports and listened to eyewitness accounts of what sort of trash make up your imbecilic movement and I can only hope the city of Chicago has strong enough chemicals to disinfect the areas you morons camp out at.

Anonymous

Wow, you have a masters degree, have worked for 8 years and your bringing in a hefty fifty thousand a year. I guess I would be perpetually pissed off at my employer too. You are correct on one point, I have never given a dollar to a homeless person since the vast majority of them are substance abusers and I'm not going to contribute to their habit. What I do with my money is pay taxes to fund a police department that protects me from bums and panhandlers. What I also do is support my family without whining and crying about having to work for some evil corporation. I know that most of you protestors think that your smarter than everyone else and us working fools "just don't get it" But I don't walk thru life pissed off and angry like you and your loser brethren do What I do get irritated about is when a bunch of dirty out of work punks disrupt the lives of people who are trying to earn a living by blocking streets and taking over public property By the way, I've seen news reports and listened to eyewitness accounts of what sort of trash make up your imbecilic movement and I can only hope the city of Chicago has strong enough chemicals to disinfect the areas you morons camp out at.

Anonymous

Dude there is no way anyone staying at a protest for more than a day are "working people" I don't know what kind of job you can have that you just don't show up for. But I guess in your fantasy bullshit world that would just fine.

So why did the movement tone down the Jew Talk? You guys aren't proud of your sponsors at Ad Busters and their history of antisemitism?

Anonymous

Dude there is no way anyone staying at a protest for more than a day are "working people" I don't know what kind of job you can have that you just don't show up for. But I guess in your fantasy bullshit world that would just fine.

So why did the movement tone down the Jew Talk? You guys aren't proud of your sponsors at Ad Busters and their history of antisemitism?

Anonymous

Asshat you won't have to shoot the conservative, he has talents and is not afraid to charge a nominal fee fro them. Your average protester just wants everything handed to him because that's what mom and dad always did.

Anonymous

Asshat you won't have to shoot the conservative, he has talents and is not afraid to charge a nominal fee fro them. Your average protester just wants everything handed to him because that's what mom and dad always did.

Brian OCCUPYING...

addressed to Eh2Zed: WOW! Your contribution/response is name calling and threats of gun violence, You are really afraid. You guys are so afraid, it's hysterical...There is no "shitstorm", or "shit hitting the fan", Eh2Zed, if you read the news, no one is throwing rocks or turning over cars, it is non-violent, something you violent people cannot deal with or understand. It drives you nuts that we can claim our country as OURS, and sit peacefully, breaking no laws, and not move just because violent people like you say "MOVE." It drives you nuts, "YOU could never do that, so you can't imagine how anyone else could. It's called not being so concerned what others think, so self-conscious and self centered. because when people do what they are legally entitled to do without fear, they can't be manipulated by violent and greedy people like you in our society, most of the people who "claim" to be conservative. The only "shitstorm" is you, Eh2Zed, and there will be no war, which is exactly what you are hoping for , so you can bust some heads. haha!! who is the criminal and trouble-maker here? You! Your threats of using the movement as a way to start violence exposes the fact that you, Eh2Zed, are actually an illegal terrorist, a threat to United States Homeland Security. I can't wait to call in your threats to the Feds, DOHS, they will trace your post and visit you at your house, and confiscate your guns, if necessary. That's a dishonorable discharge for an illegal terrorist, such as your self. too bad you won't get the pension, enjoy your violent life.

Brian OCCUPYING...

addressed to Eh2Zed: WOW! Your contribution/response is name calling and threats of gun violence, You are really afraid. You guys are so afraid, it's hysterical...There is no "shitstorm", or "shit hitting the fan", Eh2Zed, if you read the news, no one is throwing rocks or turning over cars, it is non-violent, something you violent people cannot deal with or understand. It drives you nuts that we can claim our country as OURS, and sit peacefully, breaking no laws, and not move just because violent people like you say "MOVE." It drives you nuts, "YOU could never do that, so you can't imagine how anyone else could. It's called not being so concerned what others think, so self-conscious and self centered. because when people do what they are legally entitled to do without fear, they can't be manipulated by violent and greedy people like you in our society, most of the people who "claim" to be conservative. The only "shitstorm" is you, Eh2Zed, and there will be no war, which is exactly what you are hoping for , so you can bust some heads. haha!! who is the criminal and trouble-maker here? You! Your threats of using the movement as a way to start violence exposes the fact that you, Eh2Zed, are actually an illegal terrorist, a threat to United States Homeland Security. I can't wait to call in your threats to the Feds, DOHS, they will trace your post and visit you at your house, and confiscate your guns, if necessary. That's a dishonorable discharge for an illegal terrorist, such as your self. too bad you won't get the pension, enjoy your violent life.

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