Weeklong Wall Street Occupation Continues (Police violence, Videos)

Via on Sep 24, 2011

“The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%.”~ Occupy Wall Street.

“We succeeded in shutting down the entire street, caging the famous Wall Street bull, and pissing off many, many, tourists.  Our most important triumph, however, was establishing the alternative community that you are now a part of. There are no leaders. But there is pizza.”.-Open Source orientation guide

Contrast that with this quote from the Tea Party Tribune:

“As unemployment rises and home values fall, middle-class Americans are becoming increasingly aware of how closely their fortunes are tied to those embattled corporate interests….The mob has awakened from its slumber and is listening to the peaceful, well-reasoned, Constitutional small-government arguments of the Tea Party. And the people will make their voices heard, not with violence in the streets but in the quiet of the voting booth.”

Picture from New York Times, who reports 80 arrests.

Keith Olbermann calls out Media Blackout on ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protest

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PEACEFUL FEMALE PROTESTORS PENNED IN THE STREET AND MACED!

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Cop tackles protester

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Michael Moore ‘Occupy Wall Street will only get Bigger’ • Keith Olbermann

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ABC News: Occupy Wall Street Movement Reports 80 Arrested Today in Protests

Wall Street Mocks Protesters By Drinking Champagne (video)

we petition the obama administration to:

Recognize the men and women who are occupying wall street

Mr.Obama, this is a petition for you to publicly recognize, whether in a live speech, or in one of your weekly youtube addresses, the #occupywallstreet movement that is currently taking place in NYC.  SIGN PETITION.

 

“Capitalism is based on the principle of mutual benefit – nobody can coerce anyone to buy a product or provide a service. Communism is based on the principle of pure selfishness – I deserve your cash because I exist.”-Teaparty.org:

 

“This crisis has taught us the real impact that financial markets and institutions can have on working families…the President has demanded accountability and transparency both on Wall Street and in Washington, taking steps to ensure that banks use taxpayer assistance to support lending and create sustainable economic growth. For the long term, the President will create a new regulatory framework that holds market players responsible for their actions and stops fraudulent practices before they take hold”.- White House

Awesome video with faces of protest and cool trippy slowed down “Healer” by Erykah Badu

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Yahweh Dios Ma’ad Jah
Rastafara fyah dance, sex, music, hip-hop

It’s bigger than religion
hip-hop
it’s bigger than the government
This one fa’ Dilla, hip-hop

Told you we aint dead yet
we been livin’ through your internet
you don’t have to believe everything you think
we’ve been programmed wake up, we miss you.
they call you indigo, we call you Africa.
go get baptized in the ocean of the people
say reboot, refresh, restart.- Erykah Badu

From an open-source orientation guide for protestors on the ground:

“You may have heard this movement described as “horizontally organized.” We can imagine the history of Western thought and thus its political organization as resembling a tree: it is vertical, its foundation lies in its roots and age-old understandings of “truth,” and even as the tree grows and branches out into smaller organizational systems, it still points back to, and resembles, its trunk, its core. There are larger, greener leaves at the top than there are underneath the branches; the smallest of which are either trimmed out or let to die.

But this is the 21st century, and we have new ways of imagining how the world should be organized. You can think of the community here as lateral rather than vertical. Like a tree, we are an interconnected system, but our roots spread outwards, they intersect, they tie us together rather than hold us down. So you can imagine the community of Liberty Park Plaza like a horizontal plane rather than a vertical totem pole. We are a blanket. We are a network of individuals woven together tightly enough to keep you warm. We protect each other from the skyscrapers and investment bankers. And we hold this shit down 24/7. We are a true democracy.”

Occupy Wall Street finally releases their one demand

About Ari Setsudo Pliskin

Ari Setsudo Pliskin is Zen Yogi who works to actualize the interconnectedness of life online and on the streets. While once addicted to school, Ari has balanced his geekiness with spiritual practice and time spent on society’s margins. As a staff member of the Zen Peacemakers, Ari assisted Zen Master Bernie Glassman in his teaching around the world. Ari studies Zen at the Green River Zen Center in Greenfield, MA and is an Iyengar-style yoga teacher. Ari loves comic books as well. Ari currently serves as the Executive Director of the Stone Soup Café . Connect with Ari on Facebook or Twitter: @AriPliskin.

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5 Responses to “Weeklong Wall Street Occupation Continues (Police violence, Videos)”

  1. Kala says:

    Ari thanks for this, I"m a ex New Yorker with lots of ties there still and I didnt' even HEAR a whisper about this. It's kind of spooky silence.

  2. Carol Horton Carol Horton says:

    Thanks for reporting on this – I have a post on Yoga Modern discussing the pros and cons of the (brief) yoga involvement with the kcik-off of the protests and would welcome any additional thoughts and comments: http://yogamodern.com/categories/recent-posts/do-

  3. Something awfully soothing about this uprising. Thanks for sharing this compilation.

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