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Retribution Against the Financial Elite

Take Back Boston!

Posted 2 years ago on Sept. 30, 2011, 12:20 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

OccupyWallSt.org stands in solidarity without brothers and sisters in Boston who are marching on Bank of America: www.TakeBackBoston.org

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[-] 2 points by catalystforchange (2) from Fresno, CA 2 years ago

We know what you meant and I stand in support of those protesting in Boston today! No more bank bailouts! I'll be protesting in Fresno, CA soon.

[-] 1 points by R4B135 (1) 2 years ago

hey, can i hitch a ride? Im a bit offs near Anehiem

[-] 1 points by silverfang77 (17) 2 years ago

It was total BS when the cops pushed those WWII veterans over and desecrated the American flag.

[-] 1 points by ConsiderLOVE (7) 2 years ago

For "This" to work for WHO!!! Don't mention Race, Politics, Religion or any real ISSUES, just follow your way to the pits of the TEA BAGGERS re-inventing themselves. I have gone to several pages of people organizing and they ALL are Racist-Stereo-Typing sites. So, as you say do not speak follow-- I will NOT. Also, to be SHEEPLE is not a good look! There is a reason this is so random RACISTS are at the core and are directing "SHEEP" to follow with no sense of where they are being lead!

[-] 1 points by ConsiderLOVE (7) 2 years ago

I got info on this group "Occupy Wall Street" from this site!https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001707973399 It may me somewhat dismayed to realize this group is a "RACIST" Group Denying Racism is their New RACISM! I will NOT support a Racist Stereotyping GROUP this is shamefull in this day in age RACIST are BACK!!! Tea baggers reinvented!!!

[-] 1 points by johnboy62 (7) from Milton, MA 2 years ago

Short of the bottom dropping out like it did for manufacturing it's hard to see the affluent and semi-affluent techies here participating much.

SO many college kids here. That has an upside and a downside for a (hopefully) mass movement. Just sayin'.

[-] 1 points by memrosmex (15) 2 years ago

A solid first step in fixing our economic and political woes is to disqualify any person worth more than two million dollars from holding political office. The rich are too corrupted by greed to be an any benefit to the community generally. Putting the rich in government is like turning over the reins of power to a bunch of felons. The American middle class, the true creator of jobs and wealth, should control the government for the people. I look forward to some politician proposing this amendment before the greed of the already wealthy completely destroys our democratic way of life, economy and values. The foundation of our nation is not capitalism but democracy in the form of a Republic. Capitalism is nowhere even mentioned in the American Constitution. Capitalism is a tool of democracy to generate wealth and prosperity. Democracy should not be the tool of capitalism to generate wealth for a few. Capitalism is a beast that must be harnessed to pull the plow for the well-being of humanity. Now is an historic opportunity for hard-working and creative middle class Americans to assert their majority rights against a corrupt and ineffective elite who have brought the country to the brink of ruin.

[-] 1 points by rockinroll (1) 2 years ago

My hat is off to you young people who had the guts to start this' new wave' Many of us older people are watching you ,we are on the sidelines because we fear , we have much to lose if we fight the system..but we know that there is an Aristocracy forming in this country and will not stand for it. Keep up the 'stand' because soon many,many of us older Americans will be joining you. Lets show the world what it means to be American...

[-] 1 points by TrumpetingNow (6) 2 years ago
[-] 1 points by laformiotodidac (4) 2 years ago

Capital Ground :

Now is the shared time / Of our last riches /

To each birth / Freedom / A drop of water / Thirsty of river /

To each birth / Equality / A drop of sweat / Exhausted of misery /

To each birth / Fraternity / A drop of air / Dirty of deserts /

Now is the exorcised time / Of our planetary reasons /

The articulated time / Of a capital / Ground.

Mr.Anick Roschi 3.3.09

[-] 1 points by JJM (1) 2 years ago

The police should be joining in the march instead of tying marchers up. Take a chill pill blue boys. Don't you know that you're just a part of the 99% like the rest of us? The grapevine has it that a Wall St firm put a few million into your trust fund. Is abusing citizens part of the deal? Did they also pay off your boss? Please remember the meaning of 'Demo' (people) and 'cracy' (government) = Rule by the People. These are the same workers that first responders tried to help 10 years ago. Take a breath officers and let the people go.

[-] 1 points by Belgrader (3) 2 years ago

Support to brothers and sisters in USA from SERBIA (Europe) !! www.aikb.net

[-] 1 points by lxavier (2) 2 years ago

Much of people's productive work on this planet is subject to taxation. Some tax money pays for services that are a benefit to people; other taxation is excessive and unacceptable, funding government corruption, warmongering, and feeding an elite, including a bloated bureaucracy. Through the automated collection of income taxes, value added taxes, sales taxes, utility taxes, etc., authorities seek to make the payment of taxes an unconscious act. While many believe that they live in a free society, or that they own a property, they would find out otherwise if they refused to pay taxes. For these reasons, while many people work to boost their income, haggle about price, or search for low prices, they often pay taxes with blind resigned acceptance.

SEED THOUGHT: Taxes are not a given, they should be paid as a matter of conscious choice. People should mentally resist paying all types of taxes (income, value added, sales, utility, etc.). They must consciously, rather than blindly, pay taxes, while mentally directing these funds to the greater good.

[-] 1 points by atheve3 (34) 2 years ago

When the NYPD loses their pensions,.then we will see them out marching with us.

[-] 1 points by GarnetMoon (424) 2 years ago

I would like to see a real discussion on removing our money from big banks and transferring our accounts to locally owned credit unions.

[-] 1 points by MiMi1026 (937) from Springfield, VA 2 years ago

Ive been with the NFCU for 17 yrs. I suggest everyone withdraw your accounts from BOF and the rest of those welfare leaching banks and open a credit union account whereas you will deal with humans,Americans and not someone in another country who doesn't speak your language.

[-] 1 points by PaulRevere2011 (6) from Frenchtown, NJ 2 years ago

Don't forget the CHEM TRAILS!!! They are poisoning us in Tucson, Arizona at 5:40pm as I write this. Google - What in the world are they spraying? Good Luck - God Bless America.

[-] 1 points by MichaelT (9) 2 years ago

Canada is with you too! Mark October 15'th on your calendar and join us in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal as per:

http://www.occupyto.ca/

http://www.nowtoronto.com/daily/news/story.cfm?content=182962

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2011/10/04/wall-street-protest-occupy.html

Our banks make far too much profit all the time and should have their taxes raised by 3000% each year and have that money be used for social safety nets instead of being used to build monuments to their execess!

MichaelT

[-] 1 points by littlemonster82 (1) 2 years ago

*with our

[-] 1 points by AlwaysWaitingforJustice (5) 2 years ago

I pray that those who take part in NY and elsewhere, representing those of us who must act locally, do so with dignity, with thought, and with the fact that the wealthy could not have EVER gained this much power without a complacent upper-"middle"-class of "progressives" (your parents...????). I'm sorry for that truth, and for the fact that the most DECENT and HONEST people we have ever known have BEEN the POOREST. WE have fought the internationalist corporations for forty years - my brother died (after surviving Viet Nam) fighting as a union steward for the working poor. My wife and I have fought and worked for the poor, as we fought for ourselves to obtain college degrees. Now, as as we get older, we are losing what little we ever earned and are just BARELY surviving homlessness here. As the working middle-class, WE have CONSERVED for FORTY YEARS, driving small cars, renting tiny apartments, without vacations, without money to travel with our parents before they all died, without hope or creative spirit left in our bodies. Now, it is your turn to fight for US as we worked and fought for YOU in the past so that at least some of you could enjoy time and life in the light.

[-] 1 points by JoeatNYC (2) 2 years ago

ACTIVISTS! PLEASE GO TO TARPLEY.NET AND READ:

An Emergency Program for Anti-Wall Street Protestors: Don’t Let Soros Hijack the Movement by Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.

ALSO SUPPORT HIS: EMERGENCY PROGRAM STOP THE DEPRESSION

[-] 1 points by johncarlo (1) from New York, NY 2 years ago

George W. Bush (1946 - ) 43rd President of US [more author details] Showing quotations 1 to 27 of 27 total
America will never run... And we will always be grateful that liberty has found such brave defenders. George W. Bush - More quotations on: [America] History is moving, and it will tend toward hope, or tend toward tragedy. George W. Bush - More quotations on: [Hope] If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch. George W. Bush America has never been united by blood or birth or soil. We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests and teach us what it means to be citizens. George W. Bush, Inaugural address, 2001 - More quotations on: [America] The peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history, yet common in our country. With a simple oath, we affirm old traditions and make new beginnings. George W. Bush, Inaugural address, 2001 - More quotations on: [Authority] God is not on the side of any nation, yet we know He is on the side of justice. Our finest moments [as a nation] have come when we faithfully served the cause of justice for our own citizens, and for the people of other lands. George W. Bush, Klein, J. (2004). The perils of a righteous president. Time, May 17: 25. As Americans, we want peace -- we work and sacrifice for peace. But there can be no peace if our security depends on the will and whims of a ruthless and aggressive dictator. I'm not willing to stake one American life on trusting Saddam Hussein. George W. Bush, October 7, 2002 I think we agree, the past is over. George W. Bush, On his meeting with John McCain, Dallas Morning News, May 10, 2000 Chew before you swallow. George W. Bush, On TV, about his passing out eating a pretzel I believe that freedom is the deepest need of every human soul. George W. Bush, Press Conference, White House, Tuesday, April 13, 2004 Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. George W. Bush, September 20, 2001 Whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done. George W. Bush, September 20, 2001 We have learned that terrorist attacks are not caused by the use of strength; they are invited by the perception of weakness. And the surest way to avoid attacks on our own people is to engage the enemy where he lives and plans. We are fighting that enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan today so that we do not meet him again on our own streets, in our own cities. George W. Bush, September 7, 2003 We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail. George W. Bush, Speech after 9/11 attacks You know what's interesting about Washington? It's the kind of place where second-guessing has become second nature. George W. Bush, Speech on May 17, 2002 - More quotations on: [Government] By heritage and by choice, the United States of America will make that stand. George W. Bush, Speech to the United Nations, September 12, 2002 - More quotations on: [America] For too long, many nations, including my own, tolerated, even excused, oppression in the Middle East in the name of stability. Oppression became common, but stability never arrived. We must take a different approach. We must help the reformers of the Middle East as they work for freedom, and strive to build a community of peaceful, democratic nations. George W. Bush, Speech to UN General Assembly, September 21, 2004 The advance of liberty is the path to both a safer and better world. George W. Bush, Speech to UN General Assembly, September 21, 2004 The desire for freedom resides in every human heart. And that desire cannot be contained forever by prison walls, or martial laws, or secret police. Over time, and across the Earth, freedom will find a way. George W. Bush, Speech to UN General Assembly, September 21, 2004 We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace. We know that oppressive governments support terror, while free governments fight the terrorists in their midst. We know that free peoples embrace progress and life, instead of becoming the recruits for murderous ideologies. George W. Bush, Speech to UN General Assembly, September 21, 2004 America has never been an empire. We may be the only great power in history that had the chance, and refused – preferring greatness to power and justice to glory. George W. Bush, speech, November 19, 1999 - More quotations on: [America] American foreign policy must be more than the management of crisis. It must have a great and guiding goal: to turn this time of American influence into generations of democratic peace. George W. Bush, speech, November 19, 1999 In the defense of our nation, a president must be a clear-eyed realist. There are limits to the smiles and scowls of diplomacy. Armies and missiles are not stopped by stiff notes of condemnation. They are held in check by strength and purpose and the promise of swift punishment.

[-] 1 points by atheve3 (34) 2 years ago

George W. Bush used this country to protect his Exxon investments!!!

[-] 1 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 2 years ago

Can we delete the assholes from this site?

[-] 1 points by revg33k (429) from Woodstock, IL 2 years ago

no there is no moderator who can do that, just use those arrows

[-] 1 points by themessage (3) 2 years ago

We need to nudge and encourage the media to do some of their own reading, investigating, and evaluating instead of just looking to repeat what protesters or representatives might say (the way they currently tend to simply repeat what a spokesperson, lobbyist, politician, and so forth say on the air, in print, or in public).

Those in the media are part of the 99%, as are their viewers, so they owe it to the viewers to figure out what part of the protesters' message has merit and substance, and choose what they believe to be is the most important story. Everyone that talks to the media needs to repeat this every time they are given a chance to speak. Look up the demands as they are listed across all the Occupy websites, examine them, investigate them, and report!

[-] 1 points by atheve3 (34) 2 years ago

I agree!!

[-] 1 points by wizworks (9) from North Attleborough, MA 2 years ago

I suggest talking to local Radio hobbyists to start pirate radio stations. The media is big-money owned. Yesterday, I listened to WBZ (Boston) and there was only a 1 minute mention of the 700 arrests on the brooklyn bridge... without any details. Radio and TV is now corporate owned... it's time for people to steal the air and take back what rightfully belongs to the people: access to public broadcast spectrum. I own a pirate FM station and I'll be putting it back on the air to attempt to cover this movement. I encourage others to do the same - if you have technical skills and can put together a station to broadcast in your town, help support those in this movement, and get their voices on the DIAL!

[-] 1 points by averagejoe (1) 2 years ago

Keep the ideas coming. Find a leader or way to help that inspires you or become one yourself. Be positive about this movement--Don't rip into other people's ideas. I'm joining a flash mob meditation tomorrow and preparing sandwiches for my brothers and sisters that have been out there doing the work for all of us!

[-] 1 points by JLivermore (-5) from Jersey City, NJ 2 years ago

They can get cash without the fee while they're there!

[-] 1 points by deadwrite (1) 2 years ago

Do you mean "with our brothers and sisters"? (What appears is "without our brothers and sisters.")

[-] 1 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 2 years ago

I think that's what they meant to type.

[-] 1 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 2 years ago

Skank of America

[-] 1 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 2 years ago

Awesome!

[-] 1 points by HELP (10) 2 years ago

Totally!

[-] 0 points by GetAJob (0) 2 years ago

Protest the protest! GET A JOB!

[-] 1 points by atheve3 (34) 2 years ago

I have a job, but I protest wall street corruption and small business extinction.