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Title: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Mark on October 10, 2011, 11:16:23 am
Obama pastor: Occupiers on Wall Street 'stand with Jesus'
Suggests church members have 'potluck' at protests

member of President Obama's controversial faith council has implied the Occupy Wall Street movement stands with Jesus, while asking church members to bring pizza and casseroles to the protesters.

"The occupiers' desire for change and willingness to take action to do something about it should be an inspiration to us all," wrote Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners, a ministry professing a devotion to the pursuit of "social justice."

Wallis was appointed to in February 2009 to the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, a White House group replete with advocates for using religion to advance "social justice."

Wallis reportedly is a spiritual adviser to Obama and has known the president for years.

Writing in the Huffington Post this week, Wallis compared the Wall Street protesters to Jesus.

Wrote Wallis: "Here are a few things I do know about the Occupy Wall Street protesters:

"When they stand with the poor, they stand with Jesus.

When they stand with the hungry, they stand with Jesus.

When they stand for those without a job or a home, they stand with Jesus.

When they are peaceful, non-violent and love their neighbors (even the ones they don't agree with and who don't agree with them), they are walking as Jesus walked.

When they talk about holding banks and corporations accountable, they sound like Jesus and the biblical prophets before him who all spoke about holding the wealthy and powerful accountable."
Wallis asked readers to "think of ways that you or your church can be Jesus to them."

(Column continues below)

Read more: Obama pastor: Occupiers on Wall Street like Jesus http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=353857#ixzz1aOcHpHLS

When they accept Jesus as their personal savior is the only time they stand with Jesus.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Lisa on October 10, 2011, 03:01:41 pm

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 10, 2011, 03:05:15 pm

These clergy should know very well that Jesus said his kingdom is NOT of this world, otherwise his servants would fight.

These clergy should know that we are fast approaching the end of times, and our redemption draweth nigh.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 10, 2011, 03:07:08 pm
Interesting here...

You have Jim Wallis/Emergent Church supporting these Wall Street protests...

The so-called "truth" movement supports these Wall Street protests...

Satan is the god of this world...

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Mark on October 10, 2011, 03:30:47 pm
truth movement supports the communist/socialist view of the Wall Street protesters....

The communist belief was started by the Jesuits of the Catholic church....

Most truth leaders are closet catholics....

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on October 11, 2011, 03:00:57 pm
A very privileged protest: Wearing $300 jeans and from some of the most exclusive schools, the children of the one per cent out for a good time at Occupy Wall Street

They have branded themselves the 99 per cent, camping out in New York's financial district to protest against corporate greed and financial inequality.

But on the ground at the epicentre of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration, a closer look at some of the impassioned protesters is starting to suggest that while many of them have genuine grievances, all may not be completely as advertised.

The flash of a designer belt, a watch or even, in one case, a huge wad of cash reveals many activists are not quite so hard done by.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2047664/Occupy-Wall-Street-Children-1-good-time-protests.html#ixzz1aVNxV3i0

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on October 11, 2011, 03:06:05 pm
Glenn Beck calls them "Animals"

A story today revealed the Occupy Wall Street protests have devolved into a shameless display of moral depravity – with shocking (or perhaps not) interviews of protesters claiming to be getting high every day and having sex ‘in a tarp’ and out in plain view. For all the ‘tea bagger’ jokes the media couldn’t resist telling, perhaps they could come up with something this time around?

The NY Post reports:

    Lured by cheap drugs and free food, creepy thugs have infiltrated the crowd of protesters camped out in Zuccotti Park for Occupy Wall Street, The Post has learned.

    “I got warrants. I’m running from the law,” boasted Dave, 24, a scrawny, unshaven miscreant in filthy clothes from Stamford, Conn. “I’m not even supposed to be here, but it’s as good a spot as any to hide.”

    Wanted for burglary, the drug-addled fugitive said some of his hard-partying pals clued him in that the protest was a good place to be fed, get wasted and crash.

    Drugs can be easy to score — a Post reporter was offered pot for $15 and heroin for $10.
    They’ve already fueled at least one violent incident, when a wasted nut job socked a medical volunteer in the face before others hauled the attacker away.

“ It’s very classy. Your parents must be so proud,” Glenn said of the protest.

“Zuccotti Park smells now like an open sewer with people urinating and defecating in public,” Glenn said.

“Let’s just be honest. They’re animals,” Glenn said.  :o

The post added that some protestors were there for free food – like the $16/lb salmon and cream cheese that was handed out the other day.

“Listen to that oppression. The oppression of these poor protestors only eating $16 per pound salmon with cream cheese,” Stu said.

“We are entering the days of Weimar. Remember when I told you when TARP was coming down, I said read about Weimar. You have to know about Weimar Republic. That is what preceded Nazi Germany, and it became vile. It became exactly what we’re doing now. And it got so far out of control that the people begged for it to stop. And when they put it all back together, it didn’t resemble anything, anything like what it was. That’s why the purity of the race and the purity of the children and, you know, the Hitler youth, why that was also popular because they had gone so far off the rails. Exactly where we’re going now,” Glenn warned.


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Mark on October 13, 2011, 02:53:44 pm
“Occupy Wallstreet” Protesters Chant Transhumanism Bromides

Good grief.  At about 48 seconds in, the embedded video shows OWS anti-capitalist protest zombie chanters channeling their inner transhumanism:

    Everything seems to be possible. [Crowd Parrot Chant] You can travel to the moon.  [CPC] You can become immortal [CPC] by biogenetics.  You can have sex with animals, or whatever. [CPC]


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on October 15, 2011, 05:44:03 pm
Communist Party USA and Rep. Jan Schakowsky March at Occupy Chicago (Video)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, October 14, 2011, 5:18 AM
Far left Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) marched in the Occupy Chicago rally this week with members of the Communist Party USA.

Rebel Pundit

Schakowsky, a Chicago representative, said she was out marching with ordinary Americans… But, if you take a closer look at the crowd you see they are Mao supporters, open Marxists, anarchists, SEIU goons and young street thugs.
This is an amazing video.
An Andrew Marcus production:


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on October 15, 2011, 05:47:32 pm
Park Owner Received ‘Threatening’ Calls from Politicians Over Cleanup

The Occupy Wall Street protest has managed to keep its base of operations in New York‘s Zuccotti Park despite the Mayor’s proclamation that they must leave, and it looks like political pressure played a decisive role.

Mayor Bloomberg said on his weekly radio show that  the park’s owner, Brookfield Office Properties, “Got lots of calls from many elected officials threatening them and saying … ‘We’re going to make your life more difficult.’”

f it wasn’t clear enough before, it now appears obvious there are heavy-hitter politicos at work behind the scenes that want Occupy Wall Street to continue.

While there have been no further specifics yet on the “elected officials” Bloomberg mentioned, the occupiers are getting support from across the political, financial, and media worlds.

Read More:  http://www.theblaze.com/stories/did-political-pressure-keep-occupy-wall-streets-park-open/

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 15, 2011, 06:02:36 pm
FYI, Jesse Ventura attended the Occupy Wall Street one in his home state of Minnesota.

Who knows how deep this conspiracy is, but apparently TPTB are playing both sides, and who knows if this is THE false flag(or whatever you want to call it) that breaks the straw off the camel's back.(ie-Russ Dizzdar has been warning about "Satanic Supersoldiers" being unleashed which would bring about the antichrist/OWG)

Paul said in Romans 13 that do NOT riot in the daytime.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on October 15, 2011, 09:02:29 pm
Occupy Chicago Joins ‘Destroy Israel’ Anti-war, Anti-America ‘Peace’ March
by Rebel Pundit

In our continuing coverage from last Saturday’s anti-war protest and march organized by the left-wing ANSWER Coalition, Code Pink, and the Gay Liberation Network, we have more alarming video to share. Alarming, but not surprising, given our footage of the same groups’ joint demonstration last March.
Organizers and protesters from Occupy Chicago joined these groups and provided support to last Saturday’s anti-war gathering. The protest carried a strong anti-Israel/anti-America message, a theme that both served as a rallying cry for the day and, more ominously, a call to action for the organization of massive demonstrations in Chicago next May during the G-8 and Nato summit. Bringing more socialist economics to the United States, was also high on the agenda for the day.

Hatem Abudayyeh, a local pro-Palestinian agitator, rose to stage to address the crowd regarding Israel and American imperialism. He referred to Benjamin Netanyahu as a “fool” for his recent address to the U.N. General Assembly, and cheered the effectiveness of the global boycott and divestment in Israel, which he said was successfully putting a “dent in Israel’s indemnity over Palestine and the Arab world.” During the speech, members of the radical left-wing Jewish Voice for Peace, an organization on which noted socialist Noam Chomsky happens to sit on the board, passed out flyers that read at the top, “Be a Passivist (sic), be a Nonviolent Activist, Refuse to Pay Taxes, Destroy Israel!”



Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on October 15, 2011, 09:10:20 pm
More Anti-Semitism at Occupy Los Angeles

While there have been intense arguments in the media recently about hints of anti-Semitism which have erupted at New York’s Occupy Wall Street protest, very little attention has been paid to similar problems cropping up at other “Occupy” events around the country.

Below you will find some photographs and a video taken at the Occupy Los Angeles encampment which reveal how there is a growing encroachment of anti-Semitic “Jewish bankers” conspiracy theories becoming more and more evident at these events. Obviously not everyone at the “Occupy” protests is an anti-Semite, but the fact that these statements and views fit so neatly into the whole anti-banker milieu, and often go completely unchallenged by fellow protesters, should give everyone cause for concern about where this whole movement is heading.

The first four pictures show the signs close up. The second four pictures show the same signs in context as they appeared at the Occupy Los Angeles protest, to prove beyond any doubt that these are authentic. Below them is a video of an Occupy Los Angeles speaker spinning more conspiracy theories.

All Los Angeles photos and video here were taken by Ringo, and will appear in future reports at Ringo’s Pictures. This is the first time any of them have been shown online.

(Below the Los Angeles images there is a gallery of videos [many already well-known] of anti-Semitic protesters at the New York Occupation, along with transcriptions.)

First, at Occupy Los Angeles:
“End the Fed. Turn off the spigot!!!”, with an illustration showing Stars of David (containing the word “Zion”), missiles, and dollar signs, implying either that Jewish influence in the Federal government is what causes war funding, or that Jews pressure the government to send military aid to Israel, or both.
“Bizarre and incredible as it sounds, humanity has been colonized by a satanic cult called the ILLUMINATI…This cult represents Masonic and Jewish bankers who finagled a monopoly over government credit which allows them to charge interest on funds they create out of nothing. Thus, the people who control our purse strings are conspiring against us…They have orchestrated TWO WORLD WARS and are planning a THIRD.”

This ancient stereotype of the evil and greedy “Jewish bankers” is the precursor to the “greedy Wall Street bankers” so hated by the Occupiers.


“It’s Yom Kippur: Banks should atone!” Hmmmm…why would the banks and bankers engage in a Jewish ritual practice (atonement on Yom Kippur) if they weren’t Jewish? Again, we return to the “Jewish bankers” theme.

“Humanity vs. the Rothschlds” [sic -- he means "Rothschilds.]

In earlier centuries up through WWII, anti-Semitic “Jewish banker” conspiracy theories frequently focused on the Rothschilds, a prominent European Jewish family which owned many financial institutions.

Speaking of the Rothschilds conspiracy theories, and the belief that the Jews “funded WWII,” this video by Ringo of a speaker at the Occupy L.A. protest shows that the anti-Semitism is creeping into standard anti-capitalist speeches:

Here’s a transcript of what she said starting at 0:39 into the video:

    Occupy L.A. speaker: “How many people know that the wars, in WWII, both sides, were funded by the Rothschilds? Those are the bankers. So banking and war is very intertwined.”

Just to be complete, here is a gallery of videos taken at the New York Occupy Wall Street protest.

First up is the now-infamous “Lotion Man,” arguing with a Jewish passerby:

    Lotion Man: “I got a job, Mo. I do have a job. You’re a bum, Jew. Man, I’m a Jew. Why are you fighting with us? You got the money, that’s why you’re fighting, you Jewish man. My father worked 40 years, and we have a foreclosed house, my mother’s dead, she had a heart attack from stress. You tell the corporations to stop calling my mother.”

    Jewish passerby: “What?”

    Lotion Man: “What? [Mocking] Uh? Uh? Duhduhduhduhduh. You can’t even speak English? Are you Israeli? Go back to Israel. Israel. Go back to Shalom Israel. … I have a job. I’m a college graduate. I’m in the Local 1 Plumbers’ Union. Who are you to tell me I need a job? Look at you, you short little man. Go away. I don’t wanna argue. Bye! Keep it moving. Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Wall Street.”

Also note that the person who took the video said (about Lotion Man’s statement that he too is Jewish) “By the way, during the course of his performance, he told me that he was white, Puerto Rican, Jewish, and African-American.”

Next up is a guy who’s been standing at the protest for weeks, holding up blatantly anti-Semitic signs and ranting about Jews, to the consternation of Jews in the vicinity:

    “Blame the Jews.”

    That’s the message one Wall Street protester was trying to spread in Lower Manhattan to anyone that would listen.

    A new video posted to YouTube shows the protester loudly and aggressively proclaiming “the Jews control Wall Street.”

    In the nearly 6-minute video, the man is seen standing in Zuccotti Park ranting against Israel and Jews while holding a sign reading “Hitler’s Bankers – Wall St.”

    The protestor, who would not give his name to those gathered around him, is also seen arguing with members of the public who took offense to his choice of words.

    A number of others also ask the protester if Fox News had paid him to stand and display his sign to which he responded: “[expletive] Fox News, that’s [expletive]. [Expletive] Jew made that up.”

Here’s the video:
The Occupiers, completely unable to accept that their arguments have attracted kooks with similar and overlapping beliefs, begin to formulate their own ridiculous conspiracy theory that he is an agent hired by Fox News — as you will see in this transcript, starting at 1:30:

    Anti-Semitic Occupy Wall Street protester: “The Jews control Wall Street! These are the Jews! The Jews control Wall Street. Google it! Google Wall Street Jews. Wall Street Jews! Their names are Jewish — do the homework, do the research. The Jews control Wall Street!”

    Bystander: “Hey, didn’t I see you getting out of that Fox News truck parked over there by the corner?”

    [Later, starting at 3:24]

    Blogger: “Tell me something: Know what? People are saying that Fox News gave you $50. Did you get paid $50 to hold that sign?”

    Anti-Semitic Occupy Wall Street protester: “**** Fox News and that bullshit.”

    Blogger: “Did anyone pay you to hold that sign?”

    Anti-Semitic Occupy Wall Street protester: “No! A **** Jew made that up.”

    Blogger: “No one paid you to hold that sign?”

    Anti-Semitic Occupy Wall Street protester: “No.”

Here’s another video of the same guy, with a transcript starting at 1:14:
    Anti-Semitic Occupy Wall Street protester: “Google ‘Jews control Wall Street.’ Google “Jewish billionaires.’ Google ‘Jews and the Federal Reserve Bank.’ The small ethnic Jewish population in the country, they have a firm grip on America’s media, finances, and other areas of production.”

    Interviewer: “So what would you say to people who say you’re anti-Semitic or don’t like Jews?”

    Anti-Semitic Occupy Wall Street protester: “I would tell them that Jesus in the Gospel according to St. John, Jesus referred to certain elements in the Jewish community as ‘children of the devil,’ Chapter 8 I believe. But, having said that, the fact of the matter is that there is clear, the fingerprints of these Jewish billionaires and hedge fund managers and bankers is clear and convincing.”

    Interviewer: “So are you against all Jews, or just…?”

    Anti-Semitic Occupy Wall Street protester: “I’m against the Jews who are robbing America, or who are silent about their brethren robbing America. Google ‘Jewish billionaires.’ Half the billionaires in this country are Jewish. Jews represent 2% of the population, but they are that 1% that seems to control America. And you can also Google ‘Jews control America.’ There’s a lot of research that’s been done to prove that there appears to be some kind of ethnic grip on the American economy.”


The interviewer wrote an article on The Blaze to accompany these videos, in which he also includes an interview with a “non-leader” of the Occupy Wall Street group saying the the anti-Semite doesn’t represent the rest of the protesters.

Here is yet another video of the same guy, with a transcript starting at 0:33:
    Anti-Semitic Occupy Wall Street protester: “I have to say that Jews have usurped the authority of the majority of the people of this country. And they’re doing it in a conspiratorial manner. And everyone is afraid, everyone is shaking in their boots to admit that one ethnic group is dominating America.”

This article in the Chabad Lubavitch Headquarters News discusses how some observant Jews at the New York Occupy Wall Street protest are becoming increasingly upset at the incipient anti-Semitism in the protest messages, and are trying to counter it:

    Daniel Sieradski, a new media activist and participant in the protests, says he is reaching out to Jewish participants at the protest.

    Sieradski has also found a small, fringe element that has “chosen to co-opt the protests as an opportunity” to spread hatred and anti-Semitic rhetoric, among participants, and hopes to dispel negative Jewish stereotypes and to “fight those using Jew-hatred,” by his presence there.

Leftists at the protest are hyper-senstitive to accusations of anti-Semitism, and have struck back with counterattacks.

This article in New Voices, the National Jewish Student Magazine, downplays the sign-holder as “the entire anti-Semite community of the Occupy Wall Street protest,” claiming there are no other anti-Semites there.

And the left-leaning pro-Occupy PoliticsUSA site published articles entitled Nazi Obsessed Fox News Attacks Occupy Wall Street As Anti-Semitic and A Terrified Rush Limbaugh Mines the Gutter Of Anti-Semitism To Attack the 99% which go to great lengths to dismiss the charges of anti-Semitism.

But with the emergence of the new evidence from Los Angeles presented above, the charges are getting harder to ignore.


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 15, 2011, 10:01:24 pm
Oh yeah...another one of those "It's ALL the Jews' faults!".

The big problem with this "It's JUST the Zionists" camp is that this group thinks it's ONLY Zionism/Israel/Jews that are running the Illuminati, therefore its ONLY MAN-MADE. But en yet, they refuse to see the evils of the Roman Catholic Church, for example.

I mean come on...is Israel responsible for the Emergent Church infiltrating churches with their devil doctrines? Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, and Brian McLaren are PRO-ISLAM.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 15, 2011, 10:13:35 pm
I know I've beaten a dead horse with this, but it really sickens me when I see self-professed Christians on these "truther" message boards act like Zionism/Jews are the ONLY chain in the Illuminati, and how they themselves have it ALL figured out.

I know I shouldn't be angry, but I will admit people like Brandon Dean, Raven, trixl, CSM, etc just make my blood boil. trixl claims to be a true born again and KJV-only, but en yet somehow believes ISLAM is somehow *demonized by the MSM*. CSM claims to come from a Christian college, but en yet claims all these Muslims that came to his Christian college were willing to learn about Christianity.Yeah, right...CSM should know the TRUE shephard lays down his life for the sheep and watches out for the wolves infiltrating.

Sorry about the rant - please keep posting these related news stories, ak, b/c we really need to be watching in these last days.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 15, 2011, 11:06:37 pm
These people are so blind - where is all the outrage by Occupy[insert city] over the Vatican/Roman Catholic church warring against the gospel of Jesus Christ and everyone in the body of Jesus Christ?

Where is all the outrage by Occupy[insert city] over Satan's minions using Hellywood to corrupt our youth's minds?

Where is all the outrage by Occupy[insert city] over the Vatican committing genocide in Rwanda?

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on October 16, 2011, 01:17:57 pm
Meet the Guy Who Snitched on Occupy Wall Street to the FBI and NYPD
October 16th, 2011

My guess is that we would all be taken aback if we could know the complete list of agencies working that thing. ???

The Occupy Wall Street protests have been going on for a month. And it seems the FBI and NYPD have had help tracking protesters’ moves thanks to a conservative computer security expert who gained access to one of the group’s internal mailing lists, and then handed over information on the group’s plans to authorities and corporations targeted by protesters.

Since the Occupy Wall Street protest began on September 17, New York security consultant Thomas Ryan has been waging a campaign to infiltrate and discredit the movement. Ryan says he’s done contract work for the U.S. Army and he brags on his blog that he leads “a team called Black Cell, a team of the most-highly trained and capable physical, threat and cyber security professionals in the world.” But over the past few weeks, he and his computer security buddies have been spending time covertly attending Occupy Wall Street meetings, monitoring organizers’ social media accounts, and hanging out with protesters in Lower Manhattan.

As part of their intelligence-gathering operation, the group gained access to a listserv used by Occupy Wall Street organizers called September17discuss. On September17discuss, organizers hash out tactics and plan events, conduct post-mortems of media appearances, and trade the latest protest gossip. On Friday, Ryan leaked thousands of September17discuss emails to conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, who is now using them to try to smear Occupy Wall Street as an anarchist conspiracy to disrupt global markets.


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on October 16, 2011, 10:55:59 pm
Operation Earnest Voice & Occupy Wall Street – A Trojan Horse?

October 15, 2011

It is becoming increasingly clear that we are witnessing the development of a crisis situation. The Occupy Wall Street Movement is now reaching 1000 cities worldwide [1]. Is this a modern Trojan Horse?

First, there is a growing awareness that the Banking Industry is the focus of our current economic crisis and pending collapse – and rightly so.

Other issues are part of the OWS movement although the Official Manifesto of the Occupy Wall Street Group is considered by many to be short-sighted and Socialistic – perhaps even Communistic.

The police have responded in most cases in a typical way – provoking the crowds by denying them their right to freely assemble, which is a Constitutional Right in case anyone forgot.

In fact, the violence that was inflicted on the New York protesters was in large part the reason the protests grew and got the corporate media coverage.

Rewind to the Greece and Egyptian Protests and subsequent riots that started on Twitter and one can see a pattern of using social media to spark anonymous action by hundreds and thousands of individuals. Monitoring and using social media is now part and parcel of the Intelligence Community as these two excepts demonstrate. [2]

    “We have to remember the government is a different participant than other people in social media,” said James Carafano, a senior fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation who recently published Social Networking and National Security: How to Harness Web 2.0 to Protect the Country. “We also have to remember that there are downsides to the technology just like anything else.” – Gen. Ray Odierno, USAF

    “It’s all about the exchange of information,” said Hugo Teufel, III., former chief privacy officer for the Department of Homeland Security.

    Next month a conference, entitled “Social Media Strategies for DOD and Government,” will take place in Mclean, Va. The three-day conference was organized by the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement. Officials said most of those attending will be involved in marketing, public affairs and communication with the U.S. military. [3]

    The Pentagon is looking towards the use of social networking services like Facebook and Twitter as a resource for intelligence gathering during conflicts. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is offering $42 million in funding to anyone that can help it detect and track ideas being shared by other forces as they are spread on social networks. [4]

Videos from yesterday’s so called Day of Rage:





In a recent Guardian article titled, Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media, the capabilities of the government are evident.

What guarantee is there that the use of these technologies has any oversight? In fact, it is now common knowledge that these technologies have been successfully implemented in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. [5]

Here is where the Hegelian Dialectic comes into play. Create a crisis, then offer a solution – meaning, create a Global Economic Crisis and a Global Occupy Movement that turns violent, then offer the objective of the operation which is Martial Law and Military Occupation.

Cui Bono – the Military Industrial Complex and the New World Order or Global Government – a Fascist Corporate Dictatorship leading to World Government.

To demonstrate the nature of Operation Earnest Voice, the contract was awarded to Ntrepid which operates in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
We will protect your privacy...guaranteed!
Food Storage

    From Abraxas to Ntrepid: Tracking the Pentagon’s “sock puppet” operation contractor

    Posted on Thu, 17 Mar 2011

    A piece in today’s Guardian reveals a US military “sock puppet” operation that involves “using fake online personas to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda.” The article name the California-registered Ntrepid Corporation as a recipient of a contract for the project. The California corporate registry lists an office in Tysons Corner, Virginia as the physical location of the company. A search for the company’s name on Virginia’s corporate registry turns up an entry (ID: F184248-5) with a listing of its director and officers (screenshot here). The names are as follows:

    Richard H. Helms (director and officer)
    Wesley R. Husted (officer)
    Margaret A. Lee (officer)

    As it turns out, Richard Helms was previously the founder and CEO of the Virginia-based Abraxas Corporation. Wesley Husted was at one point its CFO. So, what is the Abraxas Corporation and what do they do? Its web site declares itself to be primarily concerned with a information security and risk assessment. A June 2004 article in the International Herald Tribune identified it as a “small compan[y] made up almost entirely of former senior CIA officers [...] in McLean, Virginia.” […]

    The article also noted that Abraxas was declared in 2005 to be “one of the nation’s fastest growing young companies” by the Deloitte & Touche accounting firm. Apparently, it enjoyed 714% in revenue growth over three years. Naturally, 90% of this revenue was from government contracts.

We also see the possibility that these movements are being used to distract from a potential war in Iran.

Alex also talks with Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer about the Iran op and the move toward war. Shaffer is the author of the government censored book Operation Dark Heart.

  Operation Earnest Voice


    “CENTCOM Activities in the Information Environment: Consistent with the guidance provided by Secretary Gates last December, we conduct Operation Earnest Voice (OEV), which synchronizes and oversees all of our Information Operations activities. OEV seeks to disrupt recruitment and training of suicide bombers; deny safe havens for our adversaries; and counter extremist ideology and propaganda. Full funding of OEV supports all activities associated with degrading the enemy narrative, including web engagement and web-based product distribution capabilities. The effective engagement of our enemies in cyberspace requires the ability for us to conduct a full-spectrum of traditional military activities against them in that domain, including all aspects of Information Operations and Strategic Communication. We coordinate with the Joint Staff, the Interagency, the Intelligence Community, and our coalition partners to examine the adversary’s use of cyberspace and identify techniques, tactics and procedures we can use to counter the adversary in the cyber domain.”


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 16, 2011, 11:47:55 pm
You bet it is - I'm not saying the leaders of the so-called "truth" movement are responsible for igniting this, but at the same time, you can't deny how the so-called "alternative truth" media has controlled the "truth" and pretty much narrowed the NWO minions down to the so-called "banking elite". It's not just Alex Jones, but Jeff Rense, Mike Rivero, and a slew of others who just obsess daily over the "banking cartel", that they ultimately fail to pin the tail on the REAL donkey(our SPIRITUAL battles, Rome, Emergent Church, and pretty much all the wolves in sheep's clothing at the top, with Satan at the very top). Ie-Mike Rivero became a hero in the "truth" movement when he ranted against "Zionism", but the facts are that this man is a FORMER NASA employee(and he even denied chemtrails exist).

I guess it shouldn't come as a surprise that there is a big outrage against the "elite bankers"(or whatever you want to call them). Even the mods over at PPF like Geolibertarian focuses and obsesses primarily on this.

For the record, the "elite banker" minions are MERELY BEING USED by the Illuminati to help usher in this OWG.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on October 18, 2011, 11:42:33 pm
Solid Evidence That Occupy Wall Street Is A Communist Movement Run By Socialists Who Wish To Bring Down The Free Enterprise System
October 18, 2011

Is Occupy Wall Street a communist movement?  Is it being run by socialists who wish to bring down the free enterprise system?  As you will see in this article, the answer to both questions is yes.

Of course many of the people participating in these protests want nothing to do with either socialism or communism.

Many of the protesters are simply angry at the big banks or they just want something to be done about the economy.  But the truth is that when you take a close look at the “organizers”, the literature and the stated goals of this movement, you see socialism and communism everywhere.

As our economic system crumbles, an increasing number of Americans are coming out of the woodwork and are proudly declaring that they are socialists or communists.

An increasing number of Americans truly believe that the free enterprise system needs to be brought down and that the answer to our problems is to fully embrace socialism and/or communism.  Sadly, this puts Occupy Wall Street in direct opposition to what our founding fathers intended.

If you want to know what these protests are all about, just go down and visit one of them.  The following is what Charles Gasparino of the New York Post found when he recently took a trip down to Zuccotti Park….

    It’s not an overstatement to describe Zuccotti Park as New York’s Marxist epicenter. Flags with the iconic face of the Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara are everywhere; the only American flag I saw was hanging upside down. The “occupiers” openly refer to each other as “comrade,” and just about every piece of literature on offer (free or for sale) advocated socialism in the Marxist tradition as a cure-all for the inequalities of the American economic system.


Yes, there are millions upon millions of Americans that are upset with the big banks and with the rampant corruption down on Wall Street.

But is “socialism in the Marxist tradition” the answer to all of our problems?

Of course not.

During his visit, Gasparino also picked up some very interesting literature….

    Maybe the worse-spent dollar I have ever spent in my life was on a propaganda broadsheet titled “Justice,” which advocates “Struggle, Solidarity, Socialism.” On the front page of the newspaper-like document, beneath the headline “Capitalism: System Failure,” was a tease for a story on the economy and how “influential business economist Nouriel Roubini” recently said how “Karl Marx had it right. At some point, capitalism can destroy itself.”

But it is not just in New York where you find this sort of thing.

For example, a stunning report from a visitor to Occupy Charlotte was recently posted on the Economic Policy Journal blog….

    An organizer began reading a script in the way that a minister reads wedding vows, with pauses for the audience to repeat each phrase. The first order of business was an agreement that organizing committee names would be drawn from a hat. The inner circle were known to each other in advance. I could not see the hat, or the people drawing the names, so I can’t say exactly what happened, but I can conjecture.

    In any case, organizers were selected from the hat. The very next order of business, I kid you not, was “All socialists will huddle at such-and-such area.”

    Silence. The rest of us are wondering, OK, are they going to suggest any other groups? Next announcement: organize in small groups any way you want.

    The self-identified socialists huddle. By some miraculous coincidence, the anointed leaders are all socialists.

This is what you will find in city after city.  Most of the “leaders” somehow happen to be socialists of one sort or another.

It should be no surprise that Communist Party USA  has officially endorsed the Occupy Wall Street protests.

In fact, communist leaders have been speaking at many of the protests.  For example, a spokesperson for the national board of Communist Party USA spoke to Occupy Chicago the other day.  As you can see from the video posted below, his remarks were greeted with tremendous enthusiasm….

In the video, you can also see protesters marching with Occupy Chicago that are carrying communist flags and that are wearing shirts promoting Communist Party USA.

In this next video, an “organizer” of the Occupy Greensboro protests explains what this “movement” is really all about….

    ***”We’re the International Socialists Organization… Our goal is to raise political consciousness to build a revolutionary party and work for a revolution here in the United States.”***

    ***”The problem is capitalism… We need a new system that’s going to put people first and put profit back to the wasteland of history.”***

    ***”Socialism is the solution. We need a society where everything is produced to meet human needs and wants rather than to make money off of them.”***

The following is video of her comments….
The truth is that the goals of the Occupy Wall Street movement are not some great mystery.  They have put them out there for everyone to see.

Yesterday, I reported on “The 99 Percent Declaration“, which details the tentative demands of this protest movement.

The following are some of the things that they want….

*Much higher taxes on the wealthy

*The government to provide health care for all Americans

*The EPA to be given the power to shut down any corporation or organization that is damaging the environment

*Student loan debt relief

*Immediate passage of the Dream Act

*Mortgage debt relief and for all underwater and foreclosed mortgages to be bought and refinanced at interest rates of less than one percent

*An immediate one year freeze on all foreclosures

Basically, what the protesters are demanding is a much larger federal government that takes from the wealthy and that gives lots of stuff to them for free.

An increasing number of Americans believe that things such as housing, college education and health care are “rights” that the government should be required to provide for them.

This is especially true among our young people.  We have trained them to have an “entitlement mindset”, but we have not trained them to work hard for what they want out of life.

Yes, our economy is a complete and total mess, but the answer is not socialism.

Our nation once had an economy that was the envy of the entire globe.  Our free enterprise system was at the heart of that economic boom.

We need to get back to what once made this country great.  We don’t want to go down the path that so many other nations have gone down in the past.

One more thing about the Occupy Wall Street protests….

It is curious that approximately three months ago a high level CIA operative began working inside the New York Police Department.

Nobody seems to know exactly why he is there.

His job title with the NYPD is “special assistant to the deputy commissioner of intelligence“.

The timing of all of this is more than a little unusual.

Does this have any connection to the Occupy Wall Street protests?

Did the CIA know that the protests were coming?

It all just seems a little too convenient.

We live in a very strange world.

As the economy falls apart even more, America is going to become very angry.  Millions of Americans are going to be searching for a way to express their frustrations.

Many of them will be pulled into protest movements that are run by socialists and communists without even realizing it.

We are a nation that has already been highly socialized, and yet we are going to see protests all over the nation calling for even more socialism.

Today, U.S. households receive more money directly from the U.S. government than they are paying to the government in taxes.

How much farther do we want to go?

Socialism is not the answer.

Communism is not the answer.

Hopefully America will wake up and will remember what once made us so great.


For those of you that would defend this movement, I hope that you are aware of some of the things that are going on at these protests.  For example, I love my country and I would never utter the words that some crazed lunatics from Occupy Portland are singing in this video.

Is there anyone out there that wants to defend what those idiots are singing?


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2011, 11:48:03 pm
Was in the LBJ Library Museum today in Austin - the 60's as you all know was probably the most turbulant decade in the 20th century, largely b/c of all these so-called "movements" that got formed, and they were plenty(from exhibits we saw in there). Yes, even the "environmental" and "feminist" movements started then. And these exhibits pretty much gave away that they were either infiltrated and started internally.

I guess it shouldn't come as a surprise that Occupy Wall Street is started by the devil himself.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on October 19, 2011, 07:42:41 pm
Egypt’s Top ‘Facebook Revolutionary’ Now Advising Occupy Wall Street
October 19th, 2011

One of the key activists behind Egypt’s “Facebook Revolution” is now giving advice to a new group of protesters: the Occupy Wall Street movement.

The protesters in New York’s Zuccotti Park — and their offshoots around the country — often cite the mass demonstrations earlier this year in Cairo’s Tahrir Square as their inspiration. So maybe it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that Ahmed Maher, one of the leading figures in those Egyptian protests, has been corresponding for weeks with the Occupy Wall Streeters, whom he calls “our brothers.”

Maher is one of the founders of the April 6 Youth, which used Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to galvanize Egyptians against President Hosni Mubarak. Recently, however, his attention has turned toward America, where he’s been chatting online with Occupy activists. Those conversations center around practical advice from a successful Egyptian revolutionary. Usually, they occur through Facebook. On Tuesday, for the first time, they happened face to face.


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 21, 2011, 11:10:33 am
No, I don't endorse the FDA either, but first we've had Occupy Wall Street/Fed, now this, so what's next? Pretty soon, it could be Occupy the EVERYTHING?

“Don’t Turn Us Into Criminals over Milk!” Demand Moms

What: —A group of mothers from across the country who feed their children raw milk plan to hold a demonstration to protest the FDA’s crackdown on raw milk production and distribution, arguing that the government campaign not only criminalizes raw milk, but criminalizes the American citizens who buy and consume it.

Prior to their peaceful demonstration, a caravan of mothers will cross state lines with raw milk and invite the FDA to witness what the agency wrongly considers to be a criminal act.  Media are invited to ride along as embedded reporters to report on how the FDA responds to what it wrongly terms a violation of the law.

Where: Across from FDA HQ 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD

When: November 1, 2011, 12pm – 3pm EST

Who: Liz Reitzig and Karine Bouis-Towe of the Farm Food Freedom Coalition

Other Speakers Include: Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm which was featured in Food, Inc.
Mark McAfee, Organic Pastures dairy, largest raw dairy company in the U.S.
David Gumpert, Journalist and Author Raw Milk Revolution
Max Kane, Currently fighting the state of Wisconsin for right to private contracts
Michael Schmidt, Farmer currently staging a hunger strike in Canada re: raw milk access

Visuals: Cars decorated with pro-raw milk slogans, protest signs, moms and children drinking raw milk, moms handcuffed to gallons of milk, Federal law enforcers will be meeting the protesters.


FDA has engaged in several long undercover sting operations and raids against peaceful farmers and buying clubs. FDA is also pressuring states to restrict raw dairy access.

Under FDA regulations [21 CFR § 1240.61] implemented in 1987, it is illegal for anyone to transport raw milk intended for human consumption across state lines. That includes individuals purchasing it legally in one state and crossing into their home state.

Info about farm raids www.FarmFoodFreedomCoalition.com For additional information on raw milk www.westonaprice.org

Contact: Liz Reitzig, Founder, Farm Food Freedom Coalition

301-807-5063, lizreitzig@gmail.com

www.RawMilkFreedomRiders.com & realmilk.com

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 23, 2011, 10:56:47 pm
Ben & Jerry's Supports Wall Street Protesters as Parent Company Unilever Endures Union Fight


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/10/10/ben-jerrys-stand-with-protesters-as-parent-company-unilever-endures-union-fight/#ixzz1bfU9fMOB

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on October 24, 2011, 12:22:58 am
Unmasked! 'Occupy' protests sending sharp anti-Jew message
GOP criticizes Democrats who line up with 'They need to be run out' comments

Oct 21, 2011

The dark scourge of anti-Semitism has reared up at many "Occupy" protests across the country, and the subject could well become a campaign 2012 issue as Republicans have been quick to point out to voters that many Democrats, including the president, are aligning themselves with the protests.

The protesters generally are expressing a viewpoint that rich people need to pay much more in taxes and they, the protesters, need more from government; big banks need the heavy hand of Washington to help spread their wealth and make things "fair" and they have a "message" or want to "make a point" for the wealthy.

But there's also a current of targeting Jews.

Protesters have proclaimed that "Zionist Jews" still "need to be run out of the country," and they condemn "Nazi Bankers Wall Street."  And Barack Obama's perspective?

"I think that it [the movement] expresses the frustrations that the American people feel," he said.

And the ranking Democrat in the U.S. House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said "I support the message."

Statements such as those opened the door for Republicans to launch their criticism of the Democrats' endorsement of the encompassing message of the "Occupy" protests – going on across the country now – that includes anti-Semitism.

According to a statement from the Republican National Committee, to all "interested parties," the Democrats have been "silent" in the face of "protesters' extreme anti-Semitic, anti-Israel comments."

"Where's the outrage?" asked the statement from Sean Spicer. "While protesters are seen spewing hate against Jewish Americans, President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz have declared their support for the demonstrations. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Steve Israel even circulated a petition saying he's 'standing with' Occupy Wall Street."

Spicer continued, "Is Steve Israel standing with those calling for the killing of Jews. Does Debbie Wasserman Schultz agree with the various calls for Jews to be 'run out of this country' and to oppose and 'destroy' the state of Israel?"

One ad that targets Democratic Congressman Steve Israel is especially sharp:
It was released by the SteveIsraelStandsWithThem website and has angered Democrats.

Israel told supporters the attack was "outrageous" and intended to "distract" from "their reckless economic policies."

The Republicans didn't back down, wondering just exactly why Democrats would be upset over revelations of "their support for the Occupy Wall Street movement and the extreme anti-Semitic and incendiary rhetoric" involved, said a statement from the Republican congressional committee.

The Committee for Israel posted another video blasting Democrats for their support for the movement over its anti-Semitic component:
One teacher from Los Angeles appeared on reason.tv and said, "These Zionist Jews who are running these big banks and our Federal Reserve, which is not run by the federal government, they need to be run out of this country."

There were reports she was dismissed from her position in the school district after taking such a public stand on anti-Semitism.
The controversy grabbed the attention of columnist Charlie Wolf in the United Kingdom.

"The movement is anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic. There has been no shortage of vile anti-Semitic slogans at the occupy Wall Street protest. These are more than just insinuations, but signs equating Jews with banks and the rich, protesting U.S. foreign relations with Israel (especially defense funding), mention of the Rothschild family and asking people to Google 'Jewish Billionaires,'" he wrote.

"Many Jews should be shocked to join any movement that has received endorsement from both the Communist Party and the Nazis," he said.

In addition to the support from Communists and Nazis, WND reported this week that one of the key organizers behind the Occupy protests in Orlando is a Muslim activist linked through the Council on American Islamic Relations to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Added Wolf, "The Jewish community around the world – and all successful assimilated ethnic minority communities in Britain – should watch this 'Occupy' movement carefully and prepare for the worst. With the financial crisis as deep and long lasting as it has been, an environment of fear is spreading and these anarchists are using that fear and steering it towards their own ends. The feeling is not too dissimilar to the thirties and the rise of fascism and anti-Semitism."

The Anti-Defamation League listed a number of anti-Semitic statements that have appeared already, including:

    " In America, a small ethnic group consists of almost all the bankers and hedge fund managers on Wall Street are Jewish. There is a conspiracy in this country in which Jews control the media, finances. If you Google 'Wall Street Jews,' Google 'Jewish Billionaires,' if you Google 'Jews and the Federal Reserve bank.' The Jews who represent two percent of the population… a small ethnic minority, they have pooled their money together, amassed their money to take control of America's finances…. Jews dominate American politics.…Jewish billionaires in Russia are already attempting to take over Russia like they've taken over America. America is dominated by one group. Almost all the federal judges in America on the East Coast and the West Coast, almost all the federal judges are Jewish, almost all the city judges are Jewish, all the state judges are Jewish. There's a Jewish group in this country and it's a conspiracy that everyone's afraid to talk about."

    In one video, a demonstrator arguing with an older man wearing a yarmulke says, "You got the money, that's why you're fighting, Jewish man….You can't even speak English? You Israeli? Go back to Israel."

"While there is no evidence that these incidents are widespread, history reveals how economic downturns can embolden anti-Semites to spread malicious conspiracy theories about Jews and money," the group said.

In an opinion piece on al Jazeera, M.J. Rosenberg of the Media Matters Action Network, defended the movement.

"Exploiting anti-Semitism to break the backs of popular movements that threaten the power of the wealthiest one per cent of our population," Rosenberg wrote. "It is being used to undermine the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has conservatives in a state of near panic."

The al Jazeera commentary also blasted the work of the Committee for Israel.

"The Emergency Committee for Isreal is not concerned about anti-Semitism or Israel. It is, rather, dedicated to defeating Democrats and promoting its billionaire donors' economic interests. … It used Israel and Jews as devices to direct money and votes toward the Republicans."

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Mark on October 24, 2011, 06:11:51 am
well duh!! Im quite sure that company would support the hanging of Christians at Times Square.

p.s.: coming soon

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 24, 2011, 08:52:47 am
Like mentioned in other threads, the "truth" movement has been deceived into thinking these "Zionist" Jews are in control of the NWO and everything else.

You can bet they will fall head over heels when the Rev 13 beast "comes in peace" and gives the Palestineans the kitchen sink.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 25, 2011, 12:01:24 am
Who knows how many Occupy[fill in the blank] movements there will be from here on out - it seems like everything the "truth" movement has been "waking up to" in recent years are the agendas on these Occupy[whatever](ie-the "truth" movement has been calling out the elite bankers in recent years, and now Occupy Wall Street is openly calling out the "Zionist" Jews/bankers).

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Mark on October 25, 2011, 06:09:39 am
NY 'Occupy' Protester Invokes Google In Anti-Semitic Rant

MRCTV's Joe Schoffstall asked a Occupy Wall Street supporter at Zuccotti Park in Manhattan, “What are your thoughts on Israel?”

In response, the protester launched into a tirade, blaming the Jews and Israel for white collar crime, nuclear proliferation and, yes, even for being prosperous.

He also called on listeners to use Google to substantiate his claims, telling them to Google "Jewish billionaires," "Jews in the Federal Reserve," and "Jews on Wall Street."

"Whenever there’s a billion dollar fraud, there’s a Jew involved," he ranted.

rest + Video: http://cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/ny-occupy-protester-invokes-google-anti-semitic-rant

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Mark on October 25, 2011, 07:57:56 am
one thing my wife mentioned to me the other day, with all these "protests" going on was the lack of Liberal/Socialist commentators on news stories.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Mark on October 26, 2011, 08:31:04 am
Supermarkets Freeze Sales of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry’s new flavor of ice cream is getting a chilly response from retailers. Some supermarkets are now refusing to carry its latest spoon bender, “Schweddy Balls.”
The Vermont-based company, known for carrying ice cream flavors with unusual names released the product in September and has been met with broad criticism. The name is a reference to a Saturday Night Live skit featuring Alec Baldwin.

Suggestive names are nothing new for Ben & Jerry’s. Along with hippie-like names such as Cherry Garcia, Half Baked and Whirled Peace, the company offers flavors such as Karamel Sutra and What a Cluster as well. But the release of Schweddy Balls was the final impetus for One Million Moms to begin pressuring Ben & Jerry’s to discontinue the flavor, the Associated Press reported. In September, the conservative Christian group, an offshoot of the American Family Association, called on supporters to boycott the product.

"The vulgar new flavor has turned something as innocent as ice cream into something repulsive. Not exactly what you want a child asking for at the supermarket," the organization’s website states. “In the past, Ben & Jerry's has released controversial ice creams, like a special edition of Chubby Hubby called Hubby Hubby last year, which celebrated gay marriage. It seems that offending customers has become an annual tradition for Ben & Jerry's.”


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Overcast on October 26, 2011, 09:59:47 am
Tacky... just glad there are choices at this point and it's not all government ice cream.

For now.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 26, 2011, 03:01:14 pm
Poll: More agree than disagree with Occupy Wall Street goals

Substantially more Americans agree than disagree with the goals of the Occupy Wall Street movement, according to a new poll. And nearly two-thirds say wealth should be distributed more equitably.

Forty-three percent of respondents to a new CBS/New York Times survey said they agree with Occupy Wall Street's goals, while, 27 percent said they disagree. Thirty percent were unsure.

And 46 percent said Occupy Wall street represents the views of most Americans, while 34 percent said it doesn't.

Younger Americans, those with more education, and those who describe themselves as liberal were most likely to support the protests.

The movement, which began with demonstrations in lower Manhattan last month and has since spread to cities across the country, has inveighed against growing inequality and corporate influence in the political system.

Meanwhile, just 26 percent said that money and wealth are distributed fairly in America, while 66 percent say they aren't.



Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Mark on October 26, 2011, 03:10:08 pm
just what are the goals?

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 26, 2011, 05:31:35 pm
just what are the goals?

Dunno, but I think it's saying alot that the MAJORITY of this country SUPPORTS this Communist movement. I mean it's as if this movement is against EVERYTHING. Not just the "banksters", but somehow Israel is put in this heap as well. What's next? Are they going to target Christians?

It's became incredibly irrational now.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on October 31, 2011, 03:04:18 pm

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Kilika on October 31, 2011, 03:38:32 pm
Arizonans do excercise their right to bear arms!

Saw a guy in the grocery store the other day with a side arm. Usually people think they are like detective cops or something I'd guess. I've never noticed people freaking out or pointing fingers, so most people here seem to understand basic secular constitutional rights like the 2nd Amendment.

If a person is secular and follows the Constitution, Arizona is one of the best states to live in, at least for now. There's other big problems here, but at least it's much easier for one to bear arms if that's what they believe in.

The biggest problems we have here with guns, outside of the ATF providing them to the Mexican cartels and their street urchins, is with people shooting people at parties and gatherings, and you guessed it, the majority of the time it's a Hispanic crowd. We have illegals come here with that wild west attitude from down in Mexico, and start shooting each other here over drugs or they are coyotes wanting to get paid, so it's pretty isolated, as far as gun incidents.

"Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence." John 18:36 (KJB)

3   For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 
4   (For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 
5   Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 
6   And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
2 Corinthians 10:3-6 (KJB)

"No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of [this] life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier." 2 Timothy 2:4 (KJB)

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 31, 2011, 11:29:57 pm
Guess what, now Louis Fahrakhan is getting into the act calling out the Federal Reserve(and before this he's made comments saying how "Zionist Jews" are controlling the banks, yada, yada, yada)...

Yeah, the "truth movement" is buying into him hook, line, and sinker.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on November 01, 2011, 08:57:51 pm
The Lucis Trust behind Occupy Wall street [UPDATED]

I know it sounds crazy, but what i found out about this movement it's just unbelievable.
I will try to make this short.

On the 15th October 2011 begun the worldwide action. For the first time in history, upwards of 15 million people in sixty countries marched together for a "global change". Their official website is: http://15october.net/
Someone decided to find out who owns that domain name by visiting this site: http://who.godaddy.com/ (This is a database with a searchable list of every single domain currently registered in the world).
As you can see from the printscreen i took, before the 18th October the registrant was
"Paulina Arcos
866 United Nations Plaza
Suite 516
New York, New York 10017
United States"


Well... Who the hell is she? I googled her name and i couldn't find many infos, but i found out that she is Francisco Carrion Mena (permanent representative of Ecuador, chairman of the special committee at the UN) 's wife. Okay. I thought i had no more things to discover. The UN were behind this movement, that's it.
Well, i was wrong... While reading a book ("Freemasonry and Secret Societies" by Epiphanius, edition "Controcorrente" April 2008, page 620 ), i found out that the unofficial Lucis Trust's address is: 866 United Nations Plaza New York, and this information appears just on two books: the one i was reading, and on "Die Netzwerke der Insider" by Peter Blackwood.
Wait a minute.... This must be a joke.
...but here it comes the unbelievable part: On the 19th October, the WHOIS Information is been changed!!! In fact the registrant now is:
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
...as you can check here: http://who.godaddy.com/whois.aspx?domain=15october.net&prog_id=GoDadd

New infos about this "global movement": Let's see WHO support them...

George Soros expressed sympathy with OWS (Occupy Wall Street).
Let's read something about him: George Soros is a member of the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations), the Trilateral Commission (a super-elite cabal of 300 international power brokers who practically rule the world), the Bilderberg Group and he is founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundations. He is known as "the Man Who Broke the Bank of England" because of his US$1 billion in investment profits earned in a single day (16th Sept 1992).


Mikhail Gorbachev says "Occupy Wall Street" signals an emerging New World Order.
Don't forgeto who is Gorbachev: a premier world Leader and boasts members at the highest levels of the United Nations bureaucracy, a member of the Lucis Trust (as reported by the EIR, Executive Intelligence Review di Washington).
..and guess what? His "Millennium Forum" is located in 866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 120, New York (as you can see here).
Here’s what Gorbachev said during on October 20th at Lafayette College. Exactly! The same address of the Lucis Trust...

“We are reaping the consequences of a strategy that is not conducive to cooperation and partnership, to living in a new global situation. The world needs goals that will bring people together. Some people in the United States were pushing the idea of creating a global American empire, and that was a mistake from the start. Other people in America are now giving thought to the future of their country. The big banks, the big corporations, are still paying the same big bonuses to their bosses. Was there ever a crisis for them? . . . I believe America needs its own perestroika. The entire world situation did not develop properly. We saw deterioration where there should have been positive movement.

My friend the late Pope John Paul II said it best. He said, ‘We need a new world order, one that is more stable, more humane, and more just.’ Others, including myself, have spoken about a new world order, but we are still facing the problem of building such a world order…problems of the environment, of backwardness and poverty, food shortages…all because we do not have a system of global governance. We cannot leave things as they were before, when we are seeing that these protests are moving to even new countries, that almost all countries are now witnessing such protests, that the people want change. As we are addressing these challenges, these problems raised by these protest movements, we will gradually find our way towards a new world order.”

Even economists support protesters (LOL). An anti-banks protest supported by big economists? Let's report some of them:

Mario Draghi: an Italian banker and economist who has been governor of the Bank of Italy since 16 January 2006. He has been designated to succeed Jean-Claude Trichet as President of the European Central Bank by November 2011.

Richard D. Wolff: an American economist, well-known for his work on Marxian economics, economic methodology, and class analysis.

Paul Robin Krugman: an American economist, professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics, and an op-ed columnist for The New York Times. In 2008, Krugman won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to New Trade Theory and New Economic Geography.

Jeff Madrick: a journalist, economic policy consultant and analyst. He is director of policy research at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, The New School. He was formerly finance editor of Business Week Magazine and an NBC News reporter and commentator.

Joseph Eugene Stiglitz: an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979). He is also the former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank. He is known for his critical view of the management of globalization, free-market economists (whom he calls "free market fundamentalists") and some international institutions like the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. He is one of the most frequently cited economists in the world.

One more thing: the participants' slogan is "We are the 99%" (referred to the difference in wealth between the top 1% and the other citizens of the United States).
Isn't it ironic that they have "rich supporters"? I list two more "supporters":

Russell Simmons: an American business magnate as the co-founder, with Rick Rubin, of the pioneering hip-hop label Def Jam, and creator of the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and American Classics. He is the third richest figure in hip-hop, having a net-worth estimate of $340 million as of April 2011.

Jimmy Wales: a co-founder and promoter of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia and the Wikia company. He is a member of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School and the advisory board of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, the Board of Directors at Creative Commons, Socialtext, and Hunch.com, and former co-chair of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East 2008. By the World Economic Forum he is one of the "Young Global Leaders" of 2007.

Occupy Wall Street is now on wikipedia (what a coincidence).

Well... do you need more evidence?

ADDENDUM: Let's take a look at our protest against the Pope and the New World Order in Assisi, Italy (27th October 2011).
Only 6 guys with some banners at the second ecumenic meeting with the Pope... and we couldn't even protest!


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 02, 2011, 09:44:12 am


Many “Occupy Wall Street” protesters arrested in New York City “occupy” more luxurious homes than their “99 percent” rhetoric might suggest, a Daily Caller investigation has found.

For each of the 984 Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested in New York City between September 18 and October 15, police collected and filed an information sheet recording the arrestee’s name, age, sex, criminal charge, home address and — in most cases — race. The Daily Caller has obtained all of this information from a source in the New York City government.

Among addresses for which information is available, single-family homes listed on those police intake forms have a median value of $305,000 — a far higher number than the $185,400 median value of owner-occupied housing units in the United States.

Some of the homes where “Occupy” arrestees reside, viewed through Google Maps and the Multiple Listing Service real estate database, are the definition of opulence.

Using county assessors and online resources such as Zillow.com, TheDC estimated property values and rents for 87 percent of the homes and 59 percent of the apartments listed in the arrest records.

Even in the nation’s currently depressed housing market, at least 95 of the protesters’ residences are worth approximately $500,000 or more. (RELATED SLIDESHOW: Opulent homes of the ’99 percent’)

The median monthly rent for those living in apartments whose information is readily available is $1,850.

Of the 984 protesters arrested, at least 797 are white. The median age of “Occupy” protesters taken into custody is 27 years.

Ten demonstrators were arrested more than once. Most of the arrests, it should be noted, were for nonviolent offenses.

The arrest intake documents show that arrestees came to New York from all over the country but particularly from the Northeast.

Criminal charges ranged from “loitering while wearing a mask” and “failure to move along” to “violent behavior” and other more serious charges such as “assault 2 [second-degree assault] caus[ing] physical injury to police [or] firemen.” There was also one charge of “sex abuse 3 [third-degree].” Hundreds were arrested on October 1 for obstructing traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge.

While it would not be fair to conclude that the arrested protesters are fully representative of a movement that is not completely understood, this information forms the most complete snapshot yet of the demonstrations’ more militant participants.

It also reinforces the persistent critique of protesters as entitled, upper-class agitators with few legitimate grievances.

London’s Daily Mail newspaper, for example, recently highlighted signs of wealth among the throngs in Zuccotti Park.

“Sleeping beside the **** activists are increasing numbers of wealthy students turning up to make the most of the party atmosphere, drugs and free food,” reporters Paul Bentley and Micela McLucas wrote in October. “While they dress down to blend in, the youngsters’ privileged backgrounds are revealed by glimpses of expensive gadgetry or the absent minded mention of their private schools during heated political debates.”

“I think that it’s accurate to say that our supporters come from all backgrounds,” Patrick Bruner, the operator of OccupyWallStreet.org, a website dedicated to help organize and spread information about the protests, told TheDC when asked about participants from wealthier backgrounds. “That said, a (non-random) survey on our site revealed that our visitors literally are the 99% in regards to economic realities.”

The national median home value of $185,400 reflects U.S. Census statistics from the years 2005 through 2009, the last year data were available.

TheDC was able to estimate home values and apartment rents for 659 of the 972 residences. Thirteen were in university dormitories; six were post office boxes; four were addresses in foreign countries. Many addresses proved to be nonexistent, and a few were not provided to police.

TheDC has elected not to publish personally identifying information.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on November 04, 2011, 06:12:33 pm
Obama adviser urges 'militancy' in nationwide Occupy protests
Boardmember of groups that crafted laws for health care, 'stimulus' says 'we've got to start a resistance movement'

Leo Gerard at an Obama campaign rally in 2008
NEW YORK – Three days before an Occupy Oakland protest turned violent, United Steelworkers international president Leo Gerard, an adviser to President Obama, called for "more militancy" in Occupy movements across the U.S.

Gerard serves on the board of a number of groups funded by billionaire George Soros, including organizations that reportedly helped to craft Obama's "stimulus" and health-care laws.

In an interview with progressive radio host Ed Schultz on Monday, Gerard stated, "I think what we need is, we need more militancy."

"Red Army: The Radical Network that must be defeated to save America" exposes the extremists behind Occupy Wall Street along with the radical socialist network that seized political power in Washington over decades, shaped Obama's presidential agenda and threatens the very future of the U.S.

"I think we've got to start a resistance movement. If Wall Street occupation doesn't get the message, I think we've got to start blocking bridges and doing that kind of stuff," stated Gerard, according to a transcript provided by Newsbusters.org.

As WND was first to report, the tactic of blocking bridges, already used by Occupy Wall Street to hold up the Brooklyn Bridge last month, was institutionalized by Stephen Lerner, a controversial anti-capitalist SEIU organizer.

Lerner has visited the White House four times, while his former boss, Andy Stern, SEIU's recently retired president, was the most frequent White House visitor in 2009, according to presidential visitors logs. Obama himself once trained SEIU in the 1990s.

Gerard has a history of direct-action protests. During the 1999 World Trade Organization protests in Seattle that turned violent, Gerard and United Steelworkers Vice President Tom Conway were caught on film dragging two large concrete planters into an intersection near the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in an attempt to help protesters block access to the WTO meetings.

A WND review of Gerard's rhetoric during the past year finds scores of statements implying an Occupy onslaught against U.S. capitalism.

In February 2010, the People's Weekly World, the official newspaper of the Communist Party USA, quoted Gerard and another United Steelworkers leader, Fred Redmond, as stating, "It's time to stand up and be heard," they said. "It's time to mobilize online and in the streets. Together, let's tweet, facebook and text. Let's rally, vote and, where necessary, sit-in."

In an August posting on the Firedoglake website, Gerard calling for an "uprising of hope and anger. There's plenty of anger out there."

He went on to quote Frances Fox Piven, writing that the radical professor "counsels in her book ... that hope is crucial, that constructive change arises from the mix of hope and anger."

Pivin, a member of the Progressives for Obama group, is co-author of the Cloward–Piven strategy, which calls for overloading the U.S. economy to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a national system of "a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty."

Gerard, meanwhile, was appointed in September 2010 to Obama's Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations.

He also serves as a vice president of the AFL-CIO, the nation's largest union.

Gerard further serves as co-chairman of the BlueGreen Alliance, whose partner is the Apollo Alliance. Gerard is also an Apollo board member.

The Apollo Alliance is run by a slew of radicals, including Obama's former "green jobs" czar, Van Jones; Jeff Jones, who heads Apollo's New York branch and is a former top leader of the Weather Underground terrorist organization; and Joel Rogers, a founder of the socialist New Party.

WND previously reported Apollo helped to craft portions of Obama's "stimulus" bill.

Gerard is also on the board of two major Soros-funded groups, the Campaign for America's Future and the Economic Policy Institute.

WND reported last week Health Care for America, the centerpiece of the Economic Policy Institute's Agenda for Shared Prosperity, is the foundation for Obama's health-care plan.


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 06, 2011, 06:48:16 pm
No JOKE! Be ye not deceived...


September 11, 2001: the day the 1% hijacked our country from the 99% and launched a permanent war that will not end in our lifetimes unless we stop it.

Ten years later the War on Terrorism has diverted trillions of dollars from more important uses and sunken our country into debt.

Building 7, which most people don’t know about, came crashing to the ground at 5:20pm on September 11th. Today, millions of citizens and 1,600 courageous architects and engineers are demanding an investigation into the obvious demolition of this skyscraper.

The government's absurd story that "normal office fires" felled this 47-story skyscraper is only the tip of the iceberg of the lies we’ve been fed about 9/11.

Today we are taking our country back. We will not rest until the perpetrators who demolished World Trade Center Building 7 and the Twin Towers, killing 3,000 innocent people, are brought to justice, and the war dollars are brought home.

Occupy Building 7 - November 19-20
12PM march from Liberty Plaza to WTC 7.
Occupy WTC 7 park until 6pm each day

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on November 10, 2011, 03:38:35 pm

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: seekingtheanswers on November 10, 2011, 03:51:26 pm
hey those masks in the beginning of the video, are those the ones chris pinto talk's about in his radio show on occupy wallstreet?

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 10, 2011, 06:12:22 pm
hey those masks in the beginning of the video, are those the ones chris pinto talk's about in his radio show on occupy wallstreet?

Yes, the "Guy Fawkes" character in the film "V for Vendetta" wore it(and the film portrayed him as the protaganist). As you know, Guy Fawkes was a real life Jesuit who tried to conspire against King James with the gunpowder plot, and praise the Lord Jesus it failed, as our English speaking King James Version was made published!

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on November 13, 2011, 05:06:43 pm

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on November 13, 2011, 05:07:44 pm
The truth about Anonymous (cointelpro)


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 15, 2011, 01:29:38 pm

Massive chaos, gridlock to be unleashed on NYC
'Menu' includes shutting down Wall Street, subways, bridges


NEW YORK – Watch out New York City. The Occupy anti-capitalist movement is preparing to serve a three-course meal of so-called direct action that apparently includes the blocking of subways and bridges as well as shutting down the stock market.

The attempt to cause mass chaos, slated for Thursday, is tied to the Tides Center, the George Soros-financed group that funds far-left causes. Tides grantees have been helping to direct Occupy from the onset of the anti-Wall Street movement.

Occupy Wall Street is currently holding "Direct Action Preparation and Training" courses today and tomorrow in downtown Manhattan to gear up for Thursday's round of riots.

The Occupy site announces: "Action Preparation & Training for November 17th, November 30th and Beyond."

"Red Army: The Radical Network that must be defeated to save America" exposes the extremists behind Occupy Wall Street

The training plan states it aims to "build affinity team, train to do actions and civil disobediences, meet new allies and friends and have some fun with us."

The Take the Square website, a partner of Occupy, has posted Thursday's agenda, outlining the radical plan as a three course meal of chaos.

"Breakfast," slated for 7 a.m. Eastern, aims to "shut down Wall Street."

The site says: "It's time we put an end to Wall Street's reign of terror and begin building an economy that works for all. We will gather in Liberty Square at 7 a.m., before the ring of the Trading Floor Bell, to prepare to confront Wall Street with the stories of people on the frontlines of economic injustice. There, before the Stock Exchange, we will exchange stories rather than stocks."

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Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on November 17, 2011, 12:13:08 am
Semper Fi: Occupy Marines Bringing Reinforcements To Occupy The Nation

(HigginsBlog) – The gathering of just a few US Marines has become a major organized movement to get Marines, police and all branches of military personnel to Occupy America nationwide

United States Marines Joining Occupy Wall Street Nationwide  United States Marines Joining Occupy Wall Street Nationwide

What began as the gathering of just a few US Marines has now become a major organized movement to get Marines and military personnel of all branches to Occupy America nationwide. You can thank Marine Sgt. Shamar Thomas for that. His actions last week have inspired service men and women across the country to take a stand for the American people and join the Occupy protests.

Sgt. Thomas, as you’ll recall, stood up to the NYPD during the protests in Times Square and told the officers that hurting peacefully protesting American citizens is wrong. His message seemed to work on the officers present since they backed down. Now more members of the military are joining the movement in a strong organizing effort to help the protests get through the winter and beyond.

“#OccupyMARINES Are Currently Assessing The Current Situation To Ascertain What Is Currently Needed To Support OWS America. We Are Humbled At The Substantial Support OWS America Has Provided And Ask That Everyone Continue As You All Do While We Implement Organization Nationwide. As We All Know, ‘Occupy’ Groups Are Being Established Even Now And Would Like To See This Trend Continue. “

Their website OccupyMarines.org, is calling for “Non-Active ‘Occupy’ Military Supporters Only” and they are organizing a dress code which will help identify their branch affiliation. So we should be seeing Marines, Army, Navy, and Air Force personnel dressed to impress at Occupy events across the country. Their goal will be to talk sense into police officers and recruit them into supporting the cause.

#OrganizeMarines states, “Security forces/police should be seen as potential recruits to our cause and message, not as adversaries. Ultimately, they are accountable to the people. Defensive strategies never win. Do not respond to verbal attacks or hostile propaganda from Nay-Sayers by using the language of the opponent. Reframe.”

One Veteran, Alex Limkin said:

“There is nothing more central to a free and democratic people than the right to dissent, the right to disagree, the right to stand up in the town square and be heard… I feel quite sure that in standing in solidarity with the peaceful Occupy Wall Street movement, I am doing no less than upholding my oath as an American soldier.”

Marines were already beginning to support the Occupy Wall Street movement. Now they are bring reinforcements from the Marine Corps and other branches of the United States military, to put their organizational skills, patriotism, and resilience to good use in the effort to give more weight to the protests and help them continue the fight to change America indefinitely. For years, they have fought for us in countries far away. Now, they fight beside us in America.


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on November 17, 2011, 12:18:52 am
Occupy Wall St. Plans To Shut Down Stock Exchange On Thursday, Nov. 17

Occupy Wall Street has targeted opposition events, interrupted a presidential candidate and shut down a major port. Now they want to shut down the New York Stock Exchange on Nov. 17 to mark the two-month anniversary of their protest. Protesters vow “a block party the 1% will never forget.”

According to a post on Facebook, “On the morning of November 17, we will shut down Wall Street. We will ring the People’s Bell, and initiate a street carnival in which we rebuild and celebrate the neighborhoods that the Wall Street economy has destroyed.”

This comes on the heels over several aggressive actions by the socialist/communist/anarchist movement. Occupy Oakland protests turned to riots with vandalism, burnings, attacks on police and the shutdown of the port of Oakland. In Washington, Occupy DC surrounded Americans for Prosperity’s Defending the Dream Summit, blocked exits, even using young children to do so.

GOP Presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachman was shouted down at one event, as were Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker andHouse Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Over the weekend, protesters also invaded a meeting of conservative bloggers in Denver, trying to interrupt BlocCon 11.

On Nov. 14, just three days before the planned shutdown of the stock exchange, Occupy Wall Street went after a major Chamber of Commerce event. “Occupy Wall Street protesters disrupted a U.S. Chamber of Commerce luncheon featuring the President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield,” reported liberal Politico.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on November 19, 2011, 02:29:27 pm
Protesters in the pews? Church offers 'sanctuary'
Obama spiritual adviser seeks shelter for rioters during cold weather months

A recent member of President Obama's controversial faith council has offered his parish as sanctuary to Occupy protesters and has called on churches nationwide to similarly open their doors to activists from the anti-capitalist movement.

"It's time to invite the Occupy Movement to church!" wrote Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners, a ministry professing a devotion to the pursuit of "social justice."

Wallis penned an article in his church's magazine, also called Sojourners, calling for a "church sanctuary for the Occupy movement."

Wallis was appointed in February 2009 to the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, a White House group replete with advocates for using religion to advance "social justice." Each council appointee serves a one-year term

"Red Army: The Radical Network that must be defeated to save America" exposes the extremists behind Occupy Wall Street

Wallis reportedly is a spiritual adviser to Obama and has known the president for years.

Writing in his magazine, Wallis suggested that Thanksgiving is the "perfect occasion" for churches to aid the Occupy movement.

"Open our church basements and parish halls as safe places to sleep — shelter and sanctuary as cold weather descends upon many of our cities," he wrote.

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"The Occupy movement needs a sanctuary. And what better safe and welcome place could these young people find than with communities of faith?

"As we provide that safe sanctuary for a new generation of protesters who dream of a better world, let us also engage them in the spirituality of the change they seek."

Continued Wallis: "Concentrations of wealth and power, unfairness in our political process, the loss of opportunity – especially for the next generation – and the alarming rise of poverty in the world's richest nation are all fundamental concerns for people of faith.

"So let's invite the young occupiers into our churches and ministries for good conversation and a great meal," he added.

Wallis recommended churches provide turkey dinner to the occupiers, remarking that the protesters are likely sick of pizza.

He blasted New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for clearing out Zuccotti Park of protesters earlier this week.

"Bloomberg is the poster child for the '1 percent,''' wrote Wallis. "He is the archetypal wealthy man who bought political power, and the uprising in his city to challenge what he himself stands for has made the mayor uncomfortable about the protests since the beginning."

Obama's controversial pastor

Wallis is a socialist activist who has championed communist causes and previously labeled the U.S. "the great captor and destroyer of human life."

The Associated Baptist Press described Wallis as a "politically progressive evangelical and longtime advocate for the poor." The Huffington Post identified him as a "Christian author and social-justice advocate."

Wallis, however, is a longtime socialist advocate whose Sojourners magazine has championed communist causes.

Wallis began his activism as a protester and then later Michigan leader of the Students for a Democratic Society, the 1960s anti-war group from which Bill Ayers' Weather Underground domestic terrorist organization splintered.

Discover the Networks documented that as a theology student, Wallis founded an anti-capitalism magazine called the Post-American, which identified wealth redistribution and government-managed economies as the keys to achieving "social justice."

In 1971, Wallis renamed his magazine Sojourners. He has since served as editor of the publication.

Sojourners' official "statement of faith" urges readers to "refuse to accept [capitalist] structures and assumptions that normalize poverty and segregate the world by class."

Sojourners has published a slew of radicals, including socialist activist Cornel West and James Cone, considered the founder of Black Liberation Theology, which spawned the likes of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor of nearly 20 years.

Wallis' magazine actively lobbied for communist regimes that seized power in Latin America in the late 1970s, including the Sandinista dictatorship in Nicaragua. Sojourners in the 1980s was a fierce opponent of the U.S. nuclear buildup, claiming the policy was "an intolerable evil" irreconcilably at odds with Christianity.

Discover the Networks notes how Sojourners originally formed a socialist commune in Washington, D.C., where members shared finances and launched anti-capitalist activism.

In his 1976 book, "Agenda for Biblical People," Wallis called the U.S. "the great power, the great seducer, the great captor and destroyer of human life, the great master of humanity and history in its totalitarian claims and designs."

Wallis continues to openly support socialism. Along with socialist activist West, Wallis in 1995 founded Call to Renewal, a coalition of religious groups demanding the spread of U.S. wealth to promote "social justice."

White House pushing churches to be 'green'?

Other members of Obama's faith council write for Wallis' Sojourners magazine.

In January, Obama named to his faith council Lynne Hybels, a leader of Willow Creek Church, an inter-denominational, multi-generational megachurch located in a Chicago suburb.

The church is led by Hybels' husband, Bill, a social justice advocate who created the Global Leadership Summit, an international Christian group.

Lynne Hybels' official title at Willow Creek Church is advocate for global engagement. She is also a regular contributor to Sojourners magazine.

She has advocated for the "greenest" church on the planet, while discussing Scripture as it relates to the Palestinians and calling for a fight against American "racial injustice."

Also writing at Sojourners, as WND reported, is Eboo Patel, another member of the White House faith council.

Patel declared that everything he was taught about Christopher Columbus, Thomas Jefferson and American "fairness" and "equality" was wrong.

WND also reported Patel, a Muslim activist from Chicago, compared al-Qaida to what he called Christian "totalitarians" in the U.S. and Jewish "totalitarians" in Israel.

Earlier, WND reported Patel is deeply tied to Weather Underground founder Ayers. Also, Patel has blasted what he calls the "myths" of America – describing them as beliefs that the country is "a land of freedom and equality and justice."

Obama church sanctuary for draft dodgers

Obama himself is not unfamiliar with churches serving as sanctuary for radical protesters.

As WND previously reported, the Hawaii church where Obama attended Sunday school as a boy, First Unitarian, was a far-left activist congregation that may have helped provide the president's initial political education.

While Obama's membership as an adult in the controversial Trinity United Church of Christ has received widespread media attention, almost nothing has been reported about his Sunday school attendance at the Hawaii church.

First Unitarian, a member of the Unitarian Universalist denomination, served as a sanctuary for draft dodgers and was strongly tied to the Students for a Democratic Society, or SDS, during the time Ayers was a leader in that organization. The Weathermen was an offshoot of the SDS.

Andrew Walden, publisher and editor of the Hawaii Free Press, dug up newspaper clippings from that period as well as print editions of "The Roach," an SDS publication describing the group's draft-dodging activism, including at the Unitarian church.

After living from age 7 with his mother and step-father in Indonesia, where he was enrolled as a Muslim in public schools, Obama was sent back to Hawaii at age 11 in 1971 to reside with his grandmother. His mother moved back to Hawaii in 1972 and stayed there until 1977, when she relocated again to Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation.

In his autobiography, "Dreams from My Father," Obama recounts on page 17 moving to Hawaii and being enrolled in the Unitarian church.

When Obama's maternal grandmother died in November 2008, the memorial service, attended by the then-presidential candidate, was held in Honolulu's Unitarian church.

According to an account in the Tampa Tribune, when Obama was reminded at his grandmother's memorial service that he attended the church's Sunday school as a child, his eyes lit up, and he turned to his wife, Michelle, and said, "Hey, that's right. This is where I went to Sunday school."


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 20, 2011, 02:48:28 pm

Occupy Wall Street shifts gears, turns for the worse
NYC (Nov 20) – Following a General Assembly meeting this evening that lasted into early Sunday morning, the Occupy Wall Street originals, voted to become involved with members of the Egyptian movement approving funding to send 20 members to Cairo for, ‘training’ and ‘obervation’ of elections at the end of the month.

This arrangement was made against the objections to nearly 700 members that joined the General Assembly via the chat room and was decided by fewer than 50 OWS members ‘on the ground’ in Zuccotti Park.

The decision immediately caused a backlash which sent nearly 150 members to the other side of the park prior to the final approval to use an estimated $29,000 from the general fund donated from the community along with many members within the chat room.

WorldNewsVine finds this move a major mistake, and was misleading to those that have donated to the cause in the past.

WorldNewsVine also released this statement to their journalists via email in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Moving forward, I am sad to say that neither paper can come out in direct support following the OWS NYC GA decision tonight to send 20 people to Egypt to learn “tactics” Egyptians used and to “monitor” their elections.

Firstly, let me say this is a foolish and dangerous move. Secondly, although a little anarchy in everyone’s life is okay as far as I go however, I will not place myself nor anyone else that writes for our sites in a situation that may reflect that we support a group that takes advise from another violent group that has known ties to terrorism.

I have pulled ALL news articles in Support of the movement from the web site. General news will be accepted however, it will be balanced coverage lacking any direct statements that support the movement.

These people DO NOT know what they are doing, and with any luck will not be issued visas. I almost take it a responsibility to all of us to inform the State Department of their intentions as stated, this now moves this from a “movement” to a group that can now be labeled as having direct ties to terrorist organizations.

For the 20 that go, and if they are allowed into Egypt I pray they all come home safely and swiftly and not in body bags.

The political situation in Northern Africa (Libya and Egypt) has gone from bad to worse. These folks haven’t a clue as to what they are getting themselves into, and are delusional if they think because they faced down a teargas canister here in the US they stand a chance against AK-47′s and tanks well, I can honestly state that I do not, nor would I ever ask anyone to do so…

It is late, I am signing off and almost embarrassed to say, Bloomberg, you were right about this one…

Thank you and good night/morning/day….

The group that made this decision was misguided and refused to take the input from the several hundred in the chat room opposing the ‘mutual agreement’.

The General Assembly this evening resembled the Senate Republican actions over the past three years, stalling long enough to alienate enough members on the ground in Zuccotti Park until the numbers whittled down to provide the 90 percent approval from their clique to pass.

At least one member angry over the decision that held out for the final vote tore up the amendment, and walked away from the group.

Once again, WorldNewsVine feels this was an irreversible mistake made by a group of misguided individuals that lack both the diplomatic training, and/or skills to deal with militants in an area of the world which is currently under military leadership that adheres to the harsh laws of Shiria.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on November 21, 2011, 03:53:40 pm
New Occupy plot: Flash mobs
'Alternative forms of protest' put cities, cops at disadvantage
 November 20, 2011

The Occupy movement is stepping up its confrontational tactics, plotting "alternative forms of protest," including flash mobs that can be deployed nationwide.

Citing the success of last week's so-called Day of Action protests, Take to the Square, one of Occupy's main online planning forums, has devised an "Alternative Day of Action" to coincide with international Human Rights Day on Dec. 10.

"Our freedom and dignity are under attack as a result of market dynamics and corrupt government institutions that are turning our local and global societies into increasingly unjust places," the site complains.

The Occupy forum calls for "alternative forms of protest" and "new forms of action with a creative spirit."

Among the proposed actions: "We can organize public forums, workshops and flash mobs; we can promote the movement at local schools and neighborhoods or get in contact with humanitarian organizations working with the same goals."

A flash mob refers to a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place to perform a collective act and then disperse.

While flash mobs have been organized in the past for entertainment purposes, such as for satire or live television shows, recently the concept has also been used for criminal intent.

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Flash mobs of mostly teenagers have reportedly attacked random targets in Philadelphia, Maryland, Cleveland, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Philadelphia's recently reelected mayor, Michael Nutter, imposed strict curfews in response to the incidents.

While the exact nature of any future Occupy flash mob was not immediately clear, already one Occupy site – Occupy Oakland – did host a dancing flash mob yesterday.

Dancing Without Borders, an Oakland nonprofit, teamed up with the radical antiwar outfit, Code Pink, and the National Organization for Women, to attempt a "dance flash."

The dancing group's Facebook page advertised: "What better way to breathe new life into the Occupy demonstrations and perhaps show the 1 percent that the 99 percent can do more than just occupy – they can dance, too."

"This unique flash mob will include choreography that evokes the dying system, the awakening of a new society and the necessary reconciliation between the 99 percent and the 1 percent," the group said in a statement.

The deployment of Occupy flash mobs could provide the anti-Wall Street movement with a tactical advantage. Occupy mobs appearing at sites without warning could damper the planning of countermeasures by cities, citizens and law enforcement.

The Dec. 10 scheduled Action day follows last Thursday's Day of Action mayhem nationwide, a three-course meal of in-your-face tactics that aimed to block subways and bridges as well as shut down the stock market.

That day, too was preplanned. Last week, Occupy Wall Street held a three-day "Direct Action Preparation and Training" course in downtown Manhattan to gear up for the latest round of riots.

A look at the official resources provided on the Occupy site as part of the planning for the most recent chaos shows several manuals from the Ruckus Society, whose mission is to provide "environmental, human rights and social justice organizers with the tools, training and support needed to achieve their goals," including training radical activists in direct action techniques.

The same Ruckus Society that helped to spark the 1999 World Trade Organization protests in Seattle, which devolved into violent unrest, was listed as a "friend and partner" for last week's Day of Action.

The Ruckus training manuals provided at the Occupy site leave little to the imagination.

Titles include: "Blockading for Beginners," "Anonymous Riot Guide," "Define White Supremacy," "Uncle Sam the Pusher Man" and, of course, the Communist Party-connected National Lawyers Guild's "Legal Observer Manual."

Occupy, meanwhile, shows no signs of relenting any time soon.

Besides the Dec. 10 protests, a forum on the Occupy Wall Street website is calling for protesters to "occupy" the malls on Black Friday.

The Occupy the Jobs subgroup of the anti-Wall Street movement has called for "actions" on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend of Jan. 14-16.

If Occupy can simmer along for a few months, the most ambitious escalation seems set to coincide with major NATO and G-8 summits in Chicago next May, when world leaders convene to focus on global economic issues.

KleinOnline has learned that a list of radical groups, including those behind the 1999 WTO riots, have already petitioned Chicago for permits to demonstrate.


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on November 21, 2011, 03:56:31 pm
Outcry over 'chilling' campus pepper spray use

A police officer saunters up to a group of young protestors who are sat in a line on the ground, with their arms linked. Then he removes a canister of pepper spray from his belt, with a flourish, before casually proceeding to unload its contents into their faces.

The demonstrators remain silent and motionless, with their heads bowed. So the policeman carries on, methodically covering them, from point blank range. By the time he’s finished, their heads and faces are covered in a thick layer of the toxic red liquid.

This was the scene on the campus of UC Davis in northern California at around 4pm on Thursday, as 35 officers - armed with batons and guns, and dressed in riot gear - attempted to break-up a peaceful protest by roughly 200 left-wing students sympathetic to the Occupy movement.

Video of proceedings was uploaded to the internet at the weekend, placing the policeman, Lieutenant John Pike, and his superiors, on the front line of a simmering debate over the policing of the protests which began on Wall Street in September and have since spread across both America and the developed world.

To some, the casual use of extreme force against what appear to be peaceful demonstrators has crystallised anger at the alleged brutality with which the forces of law and order are going about their dealings with the so-called "99 percenters." To others, Lt Pike is simply a regular guy, trying to do his job in tricky circumstances.

Annette Spicuzza, the head of the UC Davis Campus Police, who were responsible for Friday’s incident, sits firmly in the latter camp. She yesterday told reporters that her officers had been “forced” to use the pepper spray, after demonstrators surrounded them. Lt Pike gave his victims sufficient warning of the impending attack, she added, and emptied the canister with a sweeping motion, in keeping with official procedures.

“When you are encircled by 200 individuals, I don’t know if I want to say ‘afraid,’ but I think they were quite concerned about their safety,” she said, regarding the circumstances her officers faced. “There was no way out of that circle... It's a very volatile situation."

Bearing the brunt of public criticism, however, was Linda Katehi, the Chancellor of UC Davis who had asked the police to clear demonstrators from her campus, a couple of hours north of San Francisco. In the aftermath of the incident, she had initially joined Spicuzza in defending the force's methods, saying that they had “no option” but to adopt a hard line.

That sparked immediate outrage, and within hours, the university’s Faculty Association, representing Ms Katehi’s employees, issued a statement called for her resignation, saying that her authorisation of “excessive” force had amounted to a “gross failure of leadership.”

Nathan Brown, an assistant English professor who witnessed the incident, wrote in an open letter: “Several of these students were hospitalized. Others are seriously injured. One of them, forty-five minutes after being pepper-sprayed down his throat, was still coughing up blood... You are responsible.”

In a press conference late on Saturday, Katehi performed a minor volte face, announcing a formal investigation into the affair, and saying that footage of the attack was “chilling.”

She claimed that she had “absolutely not” authorised the use of pepper spray in the manner. But although what the video showed was “sad and really very inappropriate,” Katehi insisted that she had no plans to resign.


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on November 21, 2011, 08:23:05 pm
Tampa Police Roll Out A TANK To Deal With A Few Dozen Protesters
 Nov. 19, 2011

According to The Daily, the Tampa police produced this vehicle to deal with some protesters.

Overkill, much?

(As many folks have observed on Twitter, these sorts of responses are playing right into the protesters' hands.)

UPDATE: It's not actually a "tank," of course, though it certainly looks like one. It's a "12-ton armored personnel carrier." It is supposedly for "rescue" operations, though why it needs to be armored to do that is not clear.


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Kilika on November 21, 2011, 11:26:40 pm
Yeah, to rescue their own when the evil peasant hordes overrun them.  ::)

I wonder how many they have actually rescued with that thing, and what they paid for it.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on November 23, 2011, 12:51:27 am
Occupy CUNY’: NYC Students Drop Books on Police in Chaotic Tuition-Hike Protest

November 22, 2011

Chaos erupted yesterday when students at the City University of New York (CUNY) engaged in a daylong protest rally against tuition increases. While some protesters claimed that the uproar, which ended in 15 arrests, was totally unrelated to the Occupy Wall Street movement, the tactics and chants employed seemed oddly reminiscent.

In a student-led protest during the day on Monday, students chanted, “Banks got bailed out, students got sold out” — a line that was taken almost word-for-word from the Occupy playbook. Denise Romero, a junior who helped organize the event, though, claims that the student protest is different from the Occupy movement. “We support them and they support us, but we are not affiliated,” she explained.


The protest began with some organizers from Students United for a Free CUNY, a group that believes that free education is a right. The coalition stands opposed to the city and state’s plans to raise tuition by $300 each year for the next five years.

On Monday evening, the situation elevated when protesters ignored police officers’ requests to clear out the lobby of a building at Baruch College, part of the CUNY system. The students arrived at the scene to protest a CUNY Board of Trustees meeting that was being held to address proposed tuition hikes. The official vote on the measure will take place next Monday.


The New York Times has more about the incident:

    Carlos Pazmino, 21, a City College student who helped organize the protest, said that after students began opening doors to the auditorium where the CUNY trustees were to hold a public hearing at 5 p.m., CUNY police officers surrounded the entrances and pushed back, using their batons, and that when students formed a line to push past, the officers began hitting the students with the batons.

    “I saw two people knocked down by cops,” Mr. Pazmino said. “They were arrested and one guy’s head was bleeding.”

From higher floors, the Times reports that students dropped books on police, as 200 to 300 protesters stood outside of the lobby and shouted “Shame!,” while pounding on the outside of the building.

To prevent further chaos inside of the trustees meeting, campus police restricted access and told the protesters that they would be arrested for trespassing.

Watch the chaos below:


Already, the CUNY system is among the most affordable public education systems around. This chart showcases the current annual rates within the system:


CUNY spokesman Michael Arena addressed the First Amendment issues surrounding the incident.

“There’s been plenty of exercise of free speech tonight, both on the street and in the room, but there comes a point where if our students can’t attend the classes that they need to get, that‘s something that’s going beyond the opportunity of free speech,” he explained.

Here’s a report from Russia Today entitled, “Police Attack Occupy CUNY Students:”


Students are likely to continue their protests, as the Occupy movement rages on.


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on November 23, 2011, 01:47:01 am
Desecration, defecation and class A drugs: Children found living in squalor at St Paul's protest camp

    'Several' children, one as young as 9, thought to be living on the site
    Graffiti scratched and painted on great west doors
    Class A drugs seized by police as camp requests official sharps bin to dispose of hypodermic needles
    Dogs roam freely among the tents, heavily fouling the area
    Growing threats of violence amid reports two women had to hide in a portable toilet to escape attack
    Half of school parties cancel trips to the cathedral and the number of drop-in visitors has plummeted

St Paul’s Cathedral has been desecrated by vandalism, human waste and discarded drug needles since the arrival of anti-capitalist protesters outside, court papers allege.

Children as young as nine have been living among drink and drug abusers in squalor at the camp.

Police have arrested a sex offender on the site which has become a ‘magnet’ for addicts and those with mental health issues, it is alleged.
This image, which makes up part of the 88-page report submitted to the High Court yesterday reveals a dog tethered close to a tent, surrounded by mess

A bottle of wine and empty beer and whiskey cans litter the grounds of the cathedral

Cathedral staff have also been subjected to foul abuse from the protesters. The shocking allegations were made in legal papers lodged at the High Court by the Corporation of London at the start of its battle to evict the camp.

It includes a letter from the registrar of St Paul’s, Nicholas Cottam, cataloguing the problems since protesters arrived on October 15.

He said graffiti, including a sacrilegious message, had been scratched and painted on the building and human waste had even been found inside it.

He said services had frequently been interrupted by the noise from the protesters.

Police have reported a string of arrests at the site. Legal experts say the battle to move the camp could drag on for months.

Joy Hollister, the director of community and children's services for the Corporation, provided a witness statement to say she had observed a 'very strong smell of cannabis in several parts of the camp' and the presence of several children - two of whom appeared to be living there',

She said: 'There was one boy who looked to be between 11 and 13 there with his father. He was spending a lot of time with a group of people who were exhibiting signs of stronger drugs, I observed tracks in people's arms and stomachs relating to injecting drug use.

Empty cups and rubbish are strewn throughout the site outside the cathedral

'The boy was playing with musical instruments in their tent. I was concerned about him and asked if he was staying there. He told me he had stayed the night before and there had been some trouble as his father had his tobacco "nicked".

'He was then moved away from me by his father. I did not see the second child later and assume he had left the camp.'

Ms Hollister's statement then reveals that during a follow-up visit the father refused to divulge the age of the boy and claimed he was staying at the camp with his mother's permission.

She also quoted Homeless charity Broadway's concerns about a child 'who they said was nine, living in this environment'.

It also emerged that police have arrested a convicted sex offender on the site.

Anti-capitalist protesters were served with an eviction notice by the City of London Corporation last week

Ms Hollister raises concerns about the growing numbers of 'vulnerable' people at the camp.

She said: 'By which I mean people who were exhibiting behaviour that was indicative of poor mental health, people who were exhibiting signs of drug use including stumbling and compulsive behaviour, people who had body odour arising from significant periods without washing or change of clothing and a number of people who were clearly under the influence of drugs and alcohol.'

Ms Hollister also outlined concerns about a 'growing threat of violence' with reports of two women having to hide in a portable toilet for fear of being attacked by some of the men in the camp.

The 'Occupy' camp at the Cathedral is part of a series of protests in cities across the globe which aim to highlight the inequalities caused by mismanagement of the economy.

Demonstrators have been camped outside St Paul’s since October 15 after an attempt to occupy the nearby London Stock Exchange failed.

Although there are portable toilets at the site, there have been reports of protesters defecating in the cathedral grounds and the building itself

Since then the camp has become littered with human waste and graffiti, while alcohol and drug use are rife, according to the 88-page report.

Parts of the dossier come from registrar of St Paul’s, Nicholas Cottam, who wrote to a Corporation official outlining the disruptions faced by the cathedral.

Mr Cottam wrote: ‘Desecration: - graffiti have been scratched and painted on to the great west doors of the cathedral, the chapter house door and most notably a sacrilegious message painted on the restored pillars of the west portico.

‘Human defecation has occurred in the west portico entrance and inside the cathedral on several occasions.’

He also made reference to noisy interruptions during services, foul language directed at staff and the use of alcohol and ‘other stimulants’ that appeared to ‘fuel the noise levels day and night'.

'666', 'ACDC' and a heart were some of the symbols spray-painted onto the walls by the front entrance to the cathedral

Mr Cottam revealed more than half of schools scheduled to visit the cathedral had cancelled since the occupation began.

He wrote: 'The reason for the cancellations is directly as a result of their own risk assessments... that entry and exit to the cathedral is in their opinion too difficult due to the camp's presence.'

Drop-in visitor numbers were also down by half, leaving the cathedral's café, shop and restaurant 'faltering'. 

Unchained dogs roam freely on the site, fouling the area, as litter including cigarettes and beer cans pile up, the report says.

A further witness statement from temporary police inspector John Zuber expressed ‘mounting concern of drugs within the camp’ including the arrest of a man in possession of ‘what is currently believed to be a liquid class A drug'.

He added: 'A camp member handed police drug paraphernalia, which included needles and residue of drugs which they found around the tents. The camp has made a request for an official sharps container for needles to be put into.'

Designer Vivienne Westwood speaks to demonstrators in front of St Paul's Cathedral this weekend

Last month, Daily Mail reporter Tom Rawstorne went undercover at the camp and reported widespread drug and alcohol use.

During a meeting, one activist complained of being harassed by someone who was drunk, adding: ‘I have reason to be a little bit afraid for our safety.’

Another activist admitted there had been problems with protesters urinating on each other’s tents, and called for a ban on drink and drugs, telling the group: ‘Recreational drinking isn’t something we should passionately support — this is a movement trying to overthrow capitalism.'

She added that anyone wanting to have a drink or 'do a few lines’ (presumably of ****) could go off-site.

A member of the so-called Tranquillity Team, a roster of protesters who spend the nights trying to quell trouble, says they have been rushed off their feet dealing with problems, and that people carousing on the cathedral steps have been keeping everyone awake until dawn.

Police patrol the site this weekend. Drug and alcohol use have been widespread at the camp

Meanwhile, a member of the camp's finance team implored people to stop asking for money that has been donated to the camp. 'We won’t give out money for cigarettes or booze,’ he said, clearly exasperated. 'Please don’t even bother asking.’

Legal notice was served on the camp on Thursday, a day after U.S. police cleared the Occupy Wall Street camp in New York.

The Corporation had halted earlier court action to hold talks with protesters, but policy chairman Stuart Fraser said the negotiations went ‘nowhere’.

Naomi Colvin, for Occupy London, insisted the threat of eviction ‘was not something we need to be remotely worried about’.

She added: ‘It could take months. We will contest it.’

You've been served: A bailiff pins an eviction notice to a tent outside St Paul's Cathedral

Time to leave: Bailiffs acting for the Corporation of London handed out eviction notices to the tents at the City Of London site

The Mail revealed last month how thermal imaging cameras showed the camp virtually empty at night.

Even if the court action succeeds, the protest is likely to continue in the churchyard during the day as long as nobody pitches tents.

Adam Chapman, head of public law at Kingsley Napley, said the Human Rights Act would make evicting London protesters a far more complex affair than in New York.

St Paul’s Cathedral decided not to join the legal action against the protesters after a humiliating internal row within the church which led to two high-profile resignations.
Legal threat: The warning notice handed out to protesters

Title: Protesters could get downtown office space and farmland if they leave City Hall.
Post by: akfools on November 23, 2011, 03:05:46 pm
Occupy L.A. receives offer to decamp
Protesters could get downtown office space and farmland if they leave City Hall.


November 22, 2011
Los Angeles officials have offered Occupy L.A. protesters a package of incentives that includes downtown office space and farmland in an attempt to persuade them to abandon their camp outside of City Hall, according to several demonstrators who have been in negotiations with the city.

The details of the proposal were revealed Monday during the demonstration's nightly general assembly meeting by Jim Lafferty, an attorney with the National Lawyers Guild who has been advocating on behalf of the protest since it began seven weeks ago.

Lafferty said city officials have offered protesters a $1-a-year lease on a 10,000-square-foot office space near City Hall. He said officials also promised land elsewhere for protesters who wish to farm, as well as additional housing for the contingent of homeless people who joined the camp.

A spokesman for the mayor would not comment on the proposal, saying only: "We are in negotiations with organizers of Occupy L.A."

Los Angeles has been one of the most accommodating cities in the nation for its Occupy encampment.

Officials here said they do not want the demonstration to end violently and have steered away from police raids like those in New York, Oakland and other cities.

It is unclear whether the protesters will give up their camp.

The proposals were received with a mix of excitement, anger and disbelief among protesters, many of whom did not know that members of the camp were in negotiations with city officials.

"I don't appreciate people appointing themselves to represent me, to represent us," one woman called out during the assembly. "Who was in those meetings?"

"It's divide and conquer," another protester said.

Mario Brito, a protester who helped organize the demonstration and has been in the city meetings, said the office space could be an opportunity to expand the protest.

Protesters have begun organizing a general strike in Los Angeles.

But Brito told the crowd, "It's not going to happen if we spend 90% of our time arguing about camp issues."

Lafferty said he told city officials that protesters may not agree to the proposed exit strategy.

"I have made it clear that there are some people who would want to stay and others who want to take that offer," he said, adding that the offer of office space will remain even if some "stay here and decide to get arrested."

Lafferty, who said he talks regularly to Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck, said police "have said that the day is growing near when they will not allow the occupation in its present form to continue."

After Lafferty announced the proposal, the protesters discussed it and other alternatives.

Protesters planned to meet again Tuesday to talk about their options.


Title: 'Occupy Student Debt' emerges in US
Post by: akfools on November 23, 2011, 03:08:52 pm
'Occupy Student Debt' emerges in US
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:1AM
A number of student organizers in the US have unveiled what they call an 'Occupy Student Debt' campaign, urging borrowers across the country to default on their college loans.

The campaign was made public Monday afternoon in New York's Zuccotti Park, where the national Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement emerged, the Huffington Post reported.

“Since the first days of the Occupy movement, the agony of student debt has been a constant refrain,” said Andrew Ross, a professor at New York University and an active OWS member, while addressing a crowd in the park

“We've heard the harrowing personal testimony about the suffering and humiliation of people who believe their debts will be unplayable in their lifetime,” Ross said.

Meanwhile, the campaigns “beliefs” or objectives were announced during the rally.

The student movement has four major objectives, apart from convincing all students to default on their loans, a move for which they have collected one million signatures in a petition.

They want student loans to be interest-free, tuitions at public institutions to be federally funded, students' debt to be written off and financial records of for-profit and private institutions to be made public.

“I see my students who have to work not only one but two jobs just to afford our relatively reasonable tuition rates,” said Ashley Dawson, an associate professor at the City University of New York.

“For students faced with debt, this campaign is important because it will help provide them with a collective organizing vehicle,” Dawson said.

The campaign emerged as an offshoot of the OWS, which has now spread across major US cities as well as many capitalist countries in the world.

Members of the OWS movement have for the past two months been protesting against corporate greed, unemployment, corruption and poverty in the United States.


Title: Occupy Fairbanks
Post by: akfools on November 23, 2011, 03:21:35 pm
Occupy Fairbanks tent remains in park despite borough ban

FAIRBANKS -- The Occupy Fairbanks protesters and borough officials can't agree about the tents.

The protesters put up a tent more than a week ago, but the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Wednesday that the tent is still up at Veterans Memorial Park despite instructions from borough officials to take it down.

The group says it needs a warming tent to continue to exercise its First Amendment rights of free speech and assembly. But borough officials say the tent violates park rules.

Mayor Luke Hopkins and Borough Attorney Renee Broker are apprehensive about the legal implications of taking a hard line with the protesters. Hopkins says enforcing the regulations could mean stepping "strongly on First Amendment rights."



Spell of unseasonable cold keeps icy grip on Fairbanks

Readings expected well below zero for rest of week.


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Kilika on November 23, 2011, 06:53:41 pm
The group says it needs a warming tent to continue to exercise its First Amendment rights of free speech and assembly.

The Constitution doesn't guarantee a person the right to be warm while speaking! It just says you have the right to speak.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on November 24, 2011, 10:23:31 pm
WS Protestors Plan Black Friday Demonstration

November 24, 2011

PORTLAND, Ore. — Occupy protesters want shoppers to occupy something besides door-buster sales and crowded mall parking lots on Black Friday.

Some don’t want people to shop at all. Others just want to divert shoppers from big chains to local mom-and-pops. And although the actions don’t appear coordinated, they have similar themes: supporting small businesses while criticizing the day’s dedication to consumption and the shopping frenzy that fuels big corporations.

Nearly each one promises some kind of surprise action on the day after Thanksgiving, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season.

In Seattle, protesters are carpooling to Walmart stores to protest with other Occupy groups from around Washington state. Washington, D.C., is offering a “really, really free market,” where people can donate items so others can go gift shopping for free.

Others plan to hit the mall, but not for shopping. The 75-person encampment in Boise, Idaho, will send “consumer zombies” to wander in silent protest of what they view as unnecessary spending. In Chicago, protesters will serenade shoppers with revamped Christmas carols about buying local. The Des Moines, Iowa, group plans flash mobs at three malls in an attempt to get people to think about what they’re buying.

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Title: Gay **** Movie Filmed At Occupy Oakland
Post by: akfools on November 25, 2011, 02:23:51 pm
Gay **** Movie Filmed At Occupy Oakland

By Noel Sheppard | November 25, 2011 | 09:37

You can now add the filming of gay pornography to the growing list of reprehensible things happening at Occupy encampments around the country.

The New York Observer reported Tuesday:

New York-based **** company Dirty Boy Video has just released “Occupy My Throat,” a homoerotic caper through the tents of Oakland’s Occupation. (Hopefully, the stars escaped unscathed during the police raid.)

But now Dirty Boy Video is expanding their repertoire back on their home turf. Remember Brendan Watts, the protester who lost his virginity in Zuccotti before having his head bashed in and pants pulled off by the NYPD during OWS’ Day of Action?

The men behind Dirty Boy are reaching out to Mr. Watts, writing an open letter appealing to his sense of social injustice as a reason why he should star in their porno.

According to the Huffington Post, this movie was filmed in the middle of the Occupy Oakland encampment.

Next time you hear some liberal media member claim the Occupy movement is the same as the Tea Party, try to recall if **** films were ever videotaped at events sponsored by the latter.


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on November 25, 2011, 02:25:05 pm
Occupy Protest Costs Cities at least $13 Million

During the first two months of the nationwide Occupy protests, the movement that is demanding more out of the wealthiest Americans cost local taxpayers at least $13 million in police overtime and other municipal services, according to a survey by The Associated Press.

The heaviest financial burden has fallen upon law enforcement agencies tasked with monitoring marches and evicting protesters from outdoor camps. And the steepest costs by far piled up in New York City and Oakland, Calif., where police clashed with protesters on several occasions.

The AP gathered figures from government agencies in 18 cities with active protests and focused on costs through Nov. 15, the day protesters were evicted from New York City’s Zuccotti Park, where the protests began Sept. 17 before spreading nationwide. The survey did not attempt to tally the price of all protests but provides a glimpse into costs to cities large and small.

Broken down city by city, the numbers are more or less in line with the cost of policing major public events and emergencies. In Los Angeles, for example, the Michael Jackson memorial concert cost the city $1.4 million. And Atlanta spent several million dollars after a major snow and ice storm this year.

But the price of the protests is rising by the day—along with taxpayer ire in some places.

Read more here. Keep in mind, the true economic cost of the Occupy protests in probably many factors greater than this. This “cocktail napkin” report only looked at 18 cities, and only at direct costs that are easily documented. A more complete fixture would need to tally sanitation costs, economic losses suffered by local businesses, lost tax revenue from the lower economic activity and the lost productivity from workers who have suffered longer commutes to and from work, to name just a few.

Still, the report goes a long way in showing that the #Occupy crowd really is the new Entitlement Generation. They can have their drum circles, and we are left to pick up the tab.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: akfools on November 25, 2011, 02:28:44 pm
The entire Occupy movement summarized in one sign

Photojournalist El Marco has returned from a trip to New York during which he documented the final days of the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park. His newly published collection of Zuccotti Park portraits contains many unforgettable images (one of which we already featured here), but one particular image summarizes the entire Occupy movement — and the entire entitlement mentality as well.

I hereby present the photo I have titled “JFK’s Greatest Nightmare:”
Alternate title: Cloward-Piven’s Revenge.

Winning the Most Clueless “Useful Idiot” of the Decade award is “Colleen, age 20, from Johnston State College in Vermont,” a Zuccotti Park Occupier who informs us that…

…because, y’know, that first Cultural Revolution worked out so well.

Look deep into her eyes: Is she the stupidest person on Earth, or does she actually know what she’s advocating? The brainwashing of our modern educational system goes deep, my friend, deeper than we can even fathom.

Want more? Because these two pictures are just a sampling of El Marco’s amazing Zuccotti Park portait gallery. Click this link to see the whole thing:
Zuccotti Utopia: Portraits of The New Revolutionaries


To clarify matters for those few folks who think the question mark at the end of the “Ask not…” sign means the guy holding it is being sarcastic and is secretly a Tea Party counter-protester, or something along those lines: Sorry, no dice. As you can see at the bottom left of his sign, his name is “Marvin Knight” and he’s made plenty of other appearances at Occupy Wall Street carrying other indisputably left-leaning signs. He’s even been quoted in MSM articles about OWS saying things like this:

    Marvin Knight, a 68-year-old pensioner who lives in Brooklyn, joined the Wall Street protests on October 3. Holding a large, handmade poster that read, “Jesus is not for corporate greed,” he said he lives on Social Security retirement benefits of less than $800 a month.

    “I am here to protest this capitalist system we have here, where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer and there’s no end in sight,” Knight said.

There’s no way to wriggle out of this one: He’s an authentic and sincere Occupy Wall Street protester, and he’s completely serious about his sign.


Title: Occupy Denton(TX) Moves Out After 23-year-old is Found Dead in Tent
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 05, 2011, 07:38:11 pm


Occupy Denton Moves Out After 23-year-old is Found Dead in Tent

A member of Occupy Denton found Darwin Cox, 23, dead in his tent Saturday afternoon. A university spokesperson says they do not expect foul play. It will be weeks before there is an official cause of death.

Sunday, most of the occupiers broke down their tents and moved out. The organizers say the decision was made before the tragedy Saturday, because of safety concerns.

"We are constantly harassed by drunk and hostile people," said spokesman Garrett Graham.
There were also safety concerns within the organization.

"It has always been the position of Occupy Denton that this would be a no drugs and no alcohol space, but there are no walls. There are no doors. It's an open space. So, some people choose to violate that," said Graham.

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Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 18, 2011, 08:25:56 pm


NYC protesters scale fence at vacant lot

NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested Saturday after they scaled a chain-link fence or crawled under it to get to a church-owned lot they want to use for a new camp site.

Protesters used a wooden ladder to scale the fence or lifted it from below while others cheered them on. A man wearing a Santa suit stood on the ladder among others, as they ignored red "Private Property" signs.

As officers made arrests, protesters shouted obscenities and hollered: "Make them catch you!" The group was inside the lot for a short time before being led out by police in single file through a space in the fence. About 50 people were arrested, police said.

"We're just trying to say that this country has gone in the wrong direction, and we need spaces that we can control and we can decide our future in, and that's what this is about," said David Suker, who was among those who scaled the fence.

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Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 29, 2011, 09:54:28 pm
LulzXmas goes on: ‘Robin Hood hackers’ rob military retailer




Hacktivists from Anonymous have allegedly gained access to thousands of passwords and credit card numbers from Specialforces.com, an online military and law enforcement equipment retailer.
­Fourteen thousand passwords and 8,000 credit card numbers were stolen several months ago and posted online right after Christmas, a statement purportedly by Anonymous on pastebin.com explained.

A Twitter account associated with secretive Anonymous has also posted a screenshot of an email from Specialforces.com admitting to the data breach. The email, dated December 15, advises customers to block all the passwords as a security precaution.

The alleged hackers explained they were trying to punish SpecialForces.com for selling equipment used against civilians. “You get a kick out of pepper-spraying peaceful protesters in public parks? You have a fetish for putting people in plastic zip ties?” they wrote.

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Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 29, 2011, 09:58:31 pm
Anonymous to publish Stratfor emails

29 December, 2011, 22:58


A treasure-trove of top secret correspondence between security firm Stratfor and millions of contacts is about to be published, a move that hackers say will serve as a smoking gun for several committed crimes.
Activists belonging to the loose-knit online collective Anonymous infiltrated the internal servers of Strategic Forecasting Inc., or Stratfor, earlier this month and published an array of information on the company’s clients, including credit card data, log-ins and passwords. Less than a week after the first bits and pieces were put online, those close to the hack say that millions of emails linking the firm to high-profile customers will soon be made publically available.

Since news of the hack made it to the Web on Christmas Eve, the number of emails obtained has rose from nearly 3 million to now around 5.5 million.

In preparation for the dump of data, Stratfor has said that they will continue to keep their website offline while they look into the hack. The company has repeatedly reached out to its customers, who subscribe to analysis reports on the Web, to apologize for the breach of information. Though they have downplayed the incident and apologized incessantly, a further delay in launching the site suggests that the hack could have been more severe than first though.

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Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 17, 2012, 03:17:10 pm

Occupy protesters rally against Congress at Capitol

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Demonstrators from the Occupy movement rallied outside the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday to protest against the influence of money on Congress.
In a sign of renewed vigor for the Occupy movement, which staged protests in many U.S. cities last fall, several hundred protesters gathered on the Capitol's West Front Lawn to greet members of Congress returning from a holiday break with a day of rallies and protests they said would include attempts to occupy lawmakers' offices.
Occupy protesters from around the country who gathered on the rain-soaked lawn carried signs saying, "Face it liberals, the Dems sold us out," "Congress for sale" and "Congress is not for sale."
"It's important to let people know we're not going to take it anymore. People are really mad about the way things are going and we want Congress to understand that," said protester James Cullen, a 30-year-old unemployed social worker from Greenbelt, Maryland.

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Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 18, 2012, 03:42:50 pm
Occupy Congress' Shuts Down White House with Smoke Bomb


An Occupy Congress movement shut down the White House for one hour late Tuesday night with a smoke bomb thrown over the Pennsylvania Avenue fence.

No one was injured, but White House personnel and reporters were prohibited from leaving the building for nearly an hour and then through a side entrance while security personnel investigated the incident. Robots were deployed to check for other devices.

President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle were outside the White House facility at the time and returned under tight guard as the investigation was under way.

No arrests were made, but further away from the White House, police took four people into custody after a scuffle near the Capitol.

An estimated 1,000 protesters had gathered on the main artery to demonstrate against corporate influence in the government. Rally organizers had secured a permit that allowed up to 10,000 people to attend the rally.

Title: "Occupy the Super Bowl"
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 28, 2012, 07:57:11 pm

Protesters march through Super Bowl Village
By CARRIE SCHEDLER, Associated Press 2 hours, 0 minutes ago
INDIANAPOLIS (AP)—A mix of union members and Occupy protesters from across Indiana marched through Super Bowl Village on Saturday in opposition to the state’s proposed right-to-work legislation.
About 75 marchers weaved through packed crowds at the pre-game street fair in downtown Indianapolis in the first of what could be several such protests before the big game Feb. 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium. The protesters chanted “Occupy the Super Bowl” and carried signs that read “Fight the Lie” and “Workers United Will Prevail.”
Saturday was the second straight day of right-to-work protests in the Super Bowl Village. About 40 people picketed the opening of a zip line in the Village. The 800-foot zip line allows participants to clip onto a wire about 100 feet off the ground and glide almost two blocks.

Most onlookers stared in silence as the protesters walked past them, but some like Jason Leibowitz of Jamestown were upset about their outing being interrupted. “There’s a place and a time for this,” Leibowitz said. “This isn’t it.”
Organizers of the march say the protests will likely continue if Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signs the divisive bill into law this week.
Supporters of the legislation, mostly Republicans, insist the measure helps create a pro-business climate that attracts employers and increases jobs. Opponents say the measure only leads to lower wages and poorer quality jobs.
Before Saturday’s march, Occupy Purdue organizer Tithi Bhattacharya, a professor at Purdue University, led a rally in front of the Statehouse that included union workers, Occupy protesters, two representatives and a state senator among the speakers.
Most emphasized that while the right-to-work legislation appears likely to pass following Wednesday’s House vote approving the bill, that doesn’t mean an end to protests.
“If the governor signs, I want to shame him out of this state,” said Heath Hensley of Occupy Anderson. “He doesn’t want us screwing up this Super Bowl.”
State Senator Jean Breaux, D-Indianapolis, called the bill evidence that Republican legislators are not in touch with the needs of working-class voters. “If you voted Republican in the past, stop,” Breaux said.
Hensley, Breaux and other speakers urged protesters to convince their friends and family members to vote out anyone who decided in favor of the bill.
Another Statehouse protest is planned for Monday’s Senate hearing on the bill, and Bhattacharya said that if the bill passes, there will be plenty of angry people who may keep protesting through game day.
The Super Bowl between the New York Giants and New England Patriots is expected to draw more than 150,000 visitors to Indianapolis.
“Upsetting the Super Bowl—I couldn’t care less,” protester Lou Feldman of Lafayette said. “This is about my life and my family. Maybe it will make some people notice.”

Title: Occupy marchers protest against New York police
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 24, 2012, 07:56:18 pm


Several hundred Occupy Wall Street activists marched through Manhattan on Saturday to protest against what they say is police repression as they try to revive their movement.

Several demonstrators were arrested along the route of the march in scuffles with New York police, who deployed in large numbers to keep activists on sidewalks.

"There were a few arrests, but we don't have a final number yet," an NYPD spokeswoman said.

Skirmishes between police and Occupy protesters, who say they represent America's "99 percent" against a ruling "one percent," have become near daily occurrences in New York since the spring weather turned warm in recent days.


Title: The Occupy Protesters Have Launched a Website to Help You Dodge Taxes
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 05, 2012, 06:53:35 pm
The Occupy Protesters Have Launched a Website to Help You Dodge Taxes



Two former Wall Streeters with sympathies for the Occupy Movement have launched a website to help people dodge taxes. They describe their mission to "Occupy The IRS" in patriotic terms, using a picture of Thomas Jefferson as their Twitter avatar.
The site, called taxKilla, walks users through the simplest way to dodge taxes: filing Schedule C deductions for a business entity.
"Anybody can do it, that's the beauty of it," said Jen Powers , who graduated from Columbia University and began a career in social work after leaving Wall Street in the 80s.  "We thought the 1 percent have so many different loopholes and opportunities to take advantage of when it comes to taxes, but the everyday person doesn't."


Title: Hank Hanegraaff teams up with Occupy Wall Street and Muslims
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 25, 2012, 01:10:26 pm

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 30, 2012, 11:13:50 pm


Occupy Wall Street Plans Protests for May Day

Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, whose anti-greed message spread worldwide during an eight-week encampment in Lower Manhattan last year, plan marches across the globe today calling attention to what they say are abuses of power and wealth.

Organizers say they hope the coordinated events will mark a spring resurgence of the movement after a quiet winter. Calls for a general strike with no work, no school, no banking and no shopping have sprung up on websites in Toronto, Barcelona, London, Kuala Lumpur and Sydney, among hundreds of cities in North America, Europe and Asia.

In New York, Occupy Wall Street will join scores of labor organizations observing May 1, traditionally recognized as International Workers’ Day. They plan marches from Union Square to Lower Manhattan and a “pop-up occupation” of Bryant Park on Sixth Avenue, across the street from Bank of America’s Corp.’s (BAC) 55-story tower.

“We call upon people to refrain from shopping, walk out of class, take the day off of work and other creative forms of resistance disrupting the status quo,” organizers said in an April 26 e-mail.


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 01, 2012, 10:44:41 am

May Day Eve Quickly Turns Ugly In San Francisco


A day that is expected to be filled with anti-establishment protests all around the globe began early last night with a roving band of "anarchists" smashing car windows and store fronts in San Francisco's Mission District. The mini-riot (which was technically on April 30, but still) may have started as a "ruckus street party" organized by Occupy Oakland protesters who invaded their sister city last night, but whoever was responsible appeared to show little regard for the property of either the 1% or the other 99.

Various witness accounts say a group of between 50 and 100 people moved down Valencia St. smashing windows, throwing paint balls, and even attacking an unsuspecting police station. The cops were apparently not prepared to make mass arrests and were slow to respond to the chaos, though it quickly broke up. The blog, Mission Local, has a good round up of the scene from last night.


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 01, 2012, 11:28:46 am


5 arrested for allegedly trying to blow up Ohio bridge

URGENT: Five people described as anarchists were arrested Monday in a Cleveland-area park for allegedly trying to blow up a bridge, sources tell Fox News.     
The public was never in danger from the explosive devices, which were inoperable and controlled by an undercover FBI employee, according to sources close to the investigation.
A criminal complaint was filed Tuesday morning in U.S. District Court in Cleveland. Court documents say three of the suspects are self-proclaimed anarchists who formed a small group and considered a series of plots over several months.
U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Steven M. Dettelbach, said Tuesday that the defendants "took numerous and repeated acts that demonstrated a commitment to violent, terrorist acts."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/01/5-arrested-for-allegedly-trying-to-blow-up-ohio-bridge/#ixzz1tdUwIrQw

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 01, 2012, 11:31:03 am

Europe focus of global May Day labour protests


Labour activists have been holding marches and rallies in Europe and around the world to mark May Day, at a time of austerity and social unrest.

Politics coloured events in France - one of the eurozone's dominant states - which elects a new president on Sunday.

In Greece, which elects a new parliament the same day, a march through Athens passed off peacefully.

Thousands of Spaniards took to the streets of Madrid and Barcelona to protest against cuts and unemployment.

Scuffles broke out at a rally in the Italian city of Turin and there was some friction in the Greek capital Athens but, in general, the demonstrations appeared to pass off peacefully in Europe.


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 01, 2012, 11:35:22 am

Threatening Letters Containing White Powder Sent To Manhattan Banks

Given Reference To 'May Day,' NYPD Suspects Possible 'Occupy' Involvement

April 30, 2012 11:59 PM

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Envelopes containing white powder turned up at multiple banks in Manhattan on Monday, police told 1010 WINS.
Five of the envelopes were sent to Wells Fargo banks, one was sent to JP Morgan Chase headquarters and another was sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Office and ended up in a mailroom on Gold Street.
The powder was determined to be cornstarch, police said.


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 01, 2012, 11:45:43 am


A Look at the Leaked NYPD Memo Prepping for May Day: ‘Wildcat March’ & Violent ‘Black Bloc’ Tactics

In what appears to be a genuine NYPD memo, police are seemingly bracing for violent “Black Bloc” tactics in New York City on May Day.
According to Buzzfeed, NYPD representative Paul Browne has confirmed that the memo is genuine, and said the police have even distributed it to private sector security directors in preparation.
For those unfamiliar with the term, “Black Bloc” protesters often dress in all black and mask their faces so it’s harder for the police to identify them.  They have tended to embrace violence, smash windows, and target both major corporations and law enforcement internationally, and in the United States as recently as this month.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 01, 2012, 12:09:32 pm

Occupy May Day mostly quiet

By Pueng Vongs | The Lookout – 59 mins ago.

The Occupy movement has targeted May 1, May Day, to disrupt "business as usual." Organizers are encouraging the 99 percent across the country to take off on this day and march:  "NO WORK - NO SCHOOL - NO SHOPPING - NO BANKING - NO TRADING. THE PEOPLE OF THE PLANETS WILL TAKE TO THE STREETS" is plastered on its Facebook page.
Despite the fact that nearly 60 general assemblies have agreed to participate in the general strike, things have been fairly quiet so far. Protests have been mostly peaceful. There are reports, however, that the arrest toll will soon rise in New York City, and things got going early in San Francisco.
San Francisco
On the eve of May Day, hundreds gathered in Dolores Park in the Mission District to plan for the following day and groove to a little music. As the group began to march through the streets, some protesters began breaking car windows, spray-painting anarchist symbols on restaurants and attacking a police station.
One Occupy SF protester disavowed the violence.  "I know Occupiers," Jesse Smith told KTVU. "None of us have any idea who they were."
There was one arrest made. Earlier plans to shut down the Golden Gate Bridge have been scaled back, and traffic is flowing smoothly on the span.
New York City
Rain may have kept protesters away in the morning hours, but a band of about 100 is making its way up Sixth Avenue and police are calling in arrest wagons, according to a New York emergency dispatchers Twitter feed.
The New York Daily News has confirmed one arrest: Vietnam vet Bill Steyert—but there promise to be more as the day wears on and the  march heads to Wall Street.
Five people, claiming to be anarchists, have been arrested in Cleveland for trying to blow up a four-lane bridge across the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The local Occupy crowd said they were a part of their operation, but have now distanced themselves.
The suspects had bought fake explosives and placed them near the bridge Monday. The suspects were arrested after 9 p.m. Monday, according to WEWS.
The public was never in danger from the devices, according to Fox News. The explosive devices were inoperable and controlled by an undercover FBI agent. Charges against the suspects were filed Tuesday morning.

Title: More white powder incidents in New York; police see Occupy link
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 01, 2012, 02:25:04 pm


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three new envelopes containing suspicious white powder were sent to New York City banks and news organizations on Tuesday, along with notes suggesting the sender sympathizes with the Occupy Wall Street's Day of May 1 protests, police said.
A total of ten letter-sized envelopes were sent over the last two days, and at least some contained an identical note saying "This is a reminder that you are not in control" and "Happy May Day," police spokesman Paul Browne said.
In all ten cases, the substance turned out to be non toxic and in several cases the powder was identified as corn starch, Browne said.
The letters appeared intended to coordinate with a planned day of May 1 protests organized by the Occupy Wall Street movement and labor groups across the country.


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 02, 2012, 09:21:00 pm

Seattle mayor issues emergency order after May Day mayhem

Published May 01, 2012

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn says he's making an emergency declaration allowing police to confiscate items that can be used as weapons following violent May Day protests that left storefronts and car windows shattered.
Police said officers made at least three arrests after hundreds of people marched through downtown Tuesday afternoon. A 23-year-old man was arrested for vandalism and a 19-year-old man with a knife was also arrested.
Protestors dressed in black clothing smashed windows of retail stores and banks, and spray-painted parked cars, reported Q13 FOX News. NikeTown, American Apparel, HSBC, and Wells Fargo were among the businesses protesters vandalized.
McGinn said protesters were using items that looked like flagpoles as weapons. He said his order would enable police to take those items away from people before they are used to cause damage. McGinn said his action would help protect public safety as protests continued into Tuesday evening.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/01/seattle-mayor-issues-emergency-order-after-may-day-mayhem/?test=latestnews#ixzz1tll9MEHr

Title: Minnesota state troopers caught drugging Occupy protesters
Post by: Charrington on May 04, 2012, 10:17:53 pm
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. 

Normally I side with Hanlon’s Razor on this one (never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity), but this is really compelling evidence that there is an organized movement acting to undermine the Occupy movement.  Merits of the Occupy Movement aside, this is kind of disturbing to me. 

Long 35 minute video below:



Title: Re: Minnesota state troopers caught drugging Occupy protesters
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 04, 2012, 10:22:30 pm
Not a fan of the Occupy movement, but nonetheless this is very, very wicked.

BTW - summer is right around the corner now. 2012 College graduates have student loan debt through the roof + over 1/2 of them can't find employment. The economy continues to get worse as our national debt continues to go out of control. Who knows when the euro will collapse, but it's imminent. We have this OWS movement. And on and on...

Not trying to predict anything this summer, but again, temperatures ARE heating up now, and with everything else going on, it could take that one little spark to trigger everything off. From what I understand, this is exactly what the NWO minions want - massive riots. I believe Bill Cooper once said that "He that fires the first shot loses"(when he warned how the NWO wants to trigger these riots).

Title: Occupy Journalists Stopped, Searched, Handcuffed & Interrogated at Gunpoint
Post by: Charrington on May 20, 2012, 08:44:09 pm
Under cover of the night around twelve police cars stopped five journalists when they were heading back to where they are staying in Chicago during the NATO summit. All five have been covering protests against the NATO summit for the past few days.

The five journalists included Luke Rudkowksi, who streams as @Lukewearechange, Tim Pool, who streams as @Timcast, Jeoff Shively (@Jiraffa), Dustin & Jess. They are known for their work livestreaming and tweeting out regular coverage of Occupy protests.

Rudkowski of We Are Change managed to record the Chicago police approaching the journalists in the car. The police have their guns drawn. They shout, “Hands! Hands! Get your hands up!” And then, “Fuckin’ hands!” Then Pool’s voice can be heard saying, “We’re being raided. For folks who are watching, we are being raided by the CPD right now as we speak.”

There is some trouble with the door. The door is locked and the police are knocking on the windows of the car. The door is opened. A police officer can be heard telling one of the journalists, “Put your coffee down so you don’t burn your crotch.”

Police officers ask a journalist, who I presume is Rudkowski, if he has anything on him. He then is told to leave the camera on the seat of the car.

The video cuts and then we see Shively and Rudkowski recounting what happened. They say police are following them. They add the police would not explain why they were stopped, they were pulled over by unmarked police cars and Rudkowski and Dustin were cuffed together.


During the stop, search and interrogation, Chicago PD took the journalists’ hard drives and slammed them against “running boards four or five times.” They took Pool’s alternate batteries and slammed them too. Content recorded by the journalists was deleted from Ustream.

The stop happened about midnight or just after. And, according to Pool’s Twitter stream, the police were still following them on the police scanner around 2 am. They allegedly wanted the targeted journalists to announce where they were staying for the night so they could raid where the journalists were staying.

Pool released a YouTube clip that included audio of the stop.


The stop was another episode of preemptive policing. No person was told why they were being searched. They were put in cuffs and interrogated because police wanted to stop them and put them in cuffs and interrogate them. They know that these people are involved in reporting and livestreaming protests and that made them susceptible to targeting. They know that these journalists also, unlike many of the establishment press, have an interest in calling out the police when they engage in repression or commit violence against protesters.

On May 19, there were reports in the daytime of an alarm going off where these journalists have been staying. The National Lawyers Guild was called. That seemed like a raid. It was widely reported on Twitter. It was not a raid, although the location where these journalists are staying in Chicago was still swarmed.

This surveillance by police has led Pool and Rudkowksi to not want to announce where they are sleeping at night.

The episode was not an isolated incident. @Ghostpickles and @Korgasm who have both been covering Occupy since the early days, reported being interrogated by CPD with others in the middle of the night.

“Ghostpickles” and “Korgasm” (and another person) were sitting by a fence on the side of the road. They were waiting for a ride when a police SUV crept up.

Earlier in the day, something similar but much worse happened. According to “Ghostpickles,” the police “jumped” them. When they went to park their car, they got out and two SUVs full of cops jumped out. The police pushed the group against the vehicles. The police would not identify themselves. They would not explain why they were being cuffed or detained. Their vehicle, including all the property inside, was impounded by the cops.

There appears to have been a conscious targeting of bloggers and livestreamers. The Chicago police, possibly with help from the Department of Homeland Security, FBI or other federal agencies, appear to be working off a list of “suspected” people or spaces where they must go “check in” on what is happening simply to ensure all is safe. Of course, this is illegal. Without a warrant or probable cause, rights are being clearly violated.

In each of these instances, the police did not inform those detained why they were being detained. The police stopped them to find criminal activity that they could then use against the journalists to make arrests. And so far they have not been able to find any justification for arresting any of these people, but they have been able to briefly frighten and infuriate these journalists and also to impound a vehicle.


Title: ‘Occupy Graduation’: Student activists broadcast debt owed with ball and chains
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 23, 2012, 05:21:47 pm



A handful of student activists are expressing their displeasure at the rising cost of college by wearing inflatable ball and chain accessories over their graduation robes. The props state the amount of debt with which they're graduating. The silent commencement protest, dubbed "Occupy Graduation" by its organizers, is taking place at seven universities around the country.
Ben Cohen, the co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, is helping pay for the protest and has raised about $400,000 to fund Occupy-related projects.
"A college education is so important and now it's only available to people who have a lot of money or to people who end up going into debt for the rest of their lives," Cohen told Yahoo News. The entrepreneur never completed college, but he thinks it's crucial to job success today.
Everardo Gonzalez, a 23-year-old criminal justice graduate of San Francisco State University, said he received "a bunch of positive feedback" from parents and fellow students for his participation in the quiet protest last Saturday at the graduation ceremony.
Gonzalez is graduating with $26,490 in federal loans and another $10,000 in credit card debt that he racked up while trying to make ends meet. His parents couldn't afford to help him pay for college, so he worked at a local Ikea, struggling to balance his class schedule with his job.
During Gonzalez's college career, San Francisco State University cut faculty salaries across the board, laid off staff, dramatically reduced the number of classes offered, hiked tuition and trimmed enrollment, all in response to the reduction in California's higher education budget. Gonzalez was forced to spend another year at school—and take out more loans to do so—after he couldn't find a way into the classes he needed for his major to graduate. (The crowded classes would fill up online within seconds.) The experience spurred him to join a group of student protesters linked with the Occupy Wall Street movement, who demonstrated against the cuts and other issues this year.
Gonzalez has landed a paid internship for next year, and plans to get a master's degree in political theory after that to become a teacher. Gonzalez's debt load is actually about average for graduating college students who took out loans. By attending an in-state school, qualifying for grants and relying solely on federal—not private—loans, Gonzalez has a manageable amount of loans with comparatively low interest rates.
"I'm not the poster child of student debt," he says, but adds that many of his friends are in a worse position. He believes college education should be free, and that existing student loans should be forgiven. Seeing his parents lose their home after the recession hit also made him passionate about advocating for more opportunities for middle-class and poor people. "The entire system is set up for people to fail unless they're privileged," he says.
Ivonne Quiroz, another San Francisco State University protester who graduated with a degree in biology last weekend, was also forced to stay at college for an extra semester after the immunology class she needed to graduate filled up. She's now walking down the aisle with about $21,000 in federal loans. Quiroz said the budget cuts also fueled her protest. "We're paying so much more, but we're getting so much less," she said.
Various Occupy movements have advocated for changing the law so that student debt can be discharged in bankruptcy, forgiving student loans altogether, and having zero percent interest loans for education. Interest rates on subsidized federal student loans are expected to double to 6.8 percent this year, unless Congress passes a law to extend the grace period. (Private loans have higher interest rates.) Still, on average, college graduates make far more money and enjoy lower unemployment rates than their peers who have only a high school diploma.
Another protest is planned for Hunter College in New York at the graduation ceremony on Tuesday. Monica Johnson, a 35-year-old Hunter College graduate student who's helping to organize the demonstration, borrowed about $15,000 in federally secured loans 15 years ago to pay for college. But in 2007, she decided to move to New York to get a master of fine arts degree at Pratt, a private school. She took out an additional $60,000 in loans, which ballooned to $88,000 after she dropped out of the program, dissatisfied. She now has a full-time job at an arts nonprofit and is enrolled at the much cheaper Hunter College, where she'll receive her MFA in December.
Johnson recently paid off $18,000 of her debt over a period of eight months, by subsisting on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and paying for things only in cash, which she said helped her resist buying anything unnecessary. She's encouraging indebted graduates to form a union and negotiate with lenders to get lower rates or income-based repayment.
"What really pisses me off is I should never have been given those loans," Johnson said. "It honestly was the worst money I ever spent."

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 04, 2012, 11:42:14 am

Ben and Jerry’s co-founder wants to rubber-stamp dollar bills with Occupy messages


Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream and one of the deep pockets behind the Occupy movement, says he is helping launch a campaign this summer to highlight the influence of corporate money in American politics.
Cohen and the Move to Amend advocacy group will distribute rubber stamps with anti-corporate election spending messages so that the politically minded can mark their dollar bills. The end goal: To secure a constitutional amendment saying corporations do not enjoy the same protected rights as individuals and that money is not a form of speech.
Cohen plans to put a giant stamping machine on a national tour in August to encourage "thousands of people to buy rubber stamps and stamp any currency that comes into their possession," he tells Yahoo News. According to his attorney, this is legal, as long as the bills are still legible after the stamping. The Occupy movement tried the stamp tactic last October, defacing dollar bills with infographics that showed the income distribution in American society.
This round of stamps will include "Corporations are not people," "Money is not speech" and "Not to be used for bribing politicians," among other slogans.
The amendment for which Cohen is advocating would reverse decades of Supreme Court decisions, which have extended free speech and other rights to corporations and have ruled that spending money is a form of protected speech. The Citizens United Supreme Court decision in 2010 held that corporations and unions can spend unlimited amounts of money during elections as long as they are not directly funding individual candidates. (This led to the rise of independent super PACs, which have poured millions of dollars into this election cycle alone.) The decision overturned existing campaign finance laws.
Cohen expects this iteration of the Occupy campaign to be tougher than its first, when thousands of people "occupied" public spaces in cities around the country. "In some ways, it's kind of a more difficult and certainly a more time consuming task than occupying parks," he said. Nearly all of the Occupy encampments were gone by the winter, when local police and cold weather drove the protesters away.
Cohen announced in February that he had raised $300,000—some of it, surprisingly, from wealthy businessmen—to fund Occupy-related projects, and that he hoped to reach $1.8 million. Cohen's group, the Movement Resource Group, has raised only $100,000 since then, however, and he's not optimistic that it will hit the original goal.
Nevertheless, other Occupy operatives say they plan to launch new projects this summer. Adam Nelson, who has tried to hone Occupy's message through his public relations firm, tells Yahoo News that protesters plan to disrupt the Republican convention in Tampa in August, when the party will officially choose its presidential nominee. The group will try to project protest messages on nearby buildings from the rooms of hotel rooms and enlist local high school marching bands to circle the convention in a "massive Occupy marching unit."

Title: Emergent Leaders Jim Wallis and Brian McLaren praise OWS Occupy
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 05, 2012, 01:09:13 pm

Obama Supporters Jim Wallis and Brian McLaren Praise OWS with their Occupy Theology

As most of you know, our ministry would not exist if not for the “Jim Wallis incident,” so I am sharing this post from Blue Collar Philosophy, an interesting site tracking Christians who support the antics of the Left:
It should surprise no one that President Obama’s supporters from the Christian Left are big fans of the Occupy movement. At a recent gathering of Leftist Christians two leading figures from this movement offer up their praise for the Occupy movement. This is apparently the new Occupy Theology tasked with justifying the goals of the movement with a theological construct. They even have invaded Twitter. Here is Jim Wallis offering up his excitement over the Occupy movement.


And Brian McLaren who is also a big supporter of Obama.

I find McLaren’s use of “the least of these” particularly offensive since he supports a man willing to tolerate infanticide. If the unborn and newly born do not epitome “the least of these” then who does?
As to who would more likely identify with the Occupy movement? I think Wallis and McLaren need to consider who the first Occupier in biblical history was.

With Jesus being used to justify what is going on in our streets, let us not forget who the first radical, the first community organizer, and the first occupier truly was. Figuring this out is rather simple. Just look at who American’s most inspiring radical praised in his book about being a radical. Saul Alinsky gives praise to none other than Lucifer…Did not Lucifer try and redistribute God’s power to himself?…Did not Lucifer organize his fellow angels in a rebellion to try and occupy Heaven?

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 02, 2012, 03:30:27 pm

Hundreds decry corporate greed in pre-DNC protest


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds marched Sunday through Charlotte's central business district ahead of the Democratic National Convention to protest corporate greed in a demonstration that was lively but smaller than organizers had touted.
About 600 marchers carried signs and banners, banged drums and chanted on a sunny afternoon as part of the March on Wall Street South. Their numbers were a fraction of the thousands that organizers expected for what had been planned as the week's biggest protest.
Aided by the pleasant weather, the protesters showed more spirit than their rain-soaked counterparts at last week's Republican National Convention in Tampa. There, effects of Hurricane Isaac's outer bands thinned the ranks of protesters.
The Charlotte demonstrators had anti-war signs as well as those promoting unionized labor and the plight of undocumented immigrants. One read: "Bankrupting America" with a font and logo that mimicked Bank of America. Another said: "OBAMA MURDERS CHILDREN WITH DRONES."
Participants ranged from young girls in cheerleading outfits and parents pushing strollers to Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in black shirts and red bandannas.


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 15, 2012, 04:51:37 pm


Occupy Wall Street plans to surround NYSE to mark anniversary

(Reuters) - Occupy Wall Street marks its first anniversary on Monday, and, in a bid to rejuvenate a movement that has failed to sustain momentum after sparking a national conversation about economic inequality last fall, activists plan once again to descend on New York's financial district.
The group, which popularized the phrase "We are the 99 percent," will attempt to surround the New York Stock Exchange and disrupt morning rush hour in the financial district, according to a movement spokeswoman.
Monday's protests will cap a weekend of Occupy Wall Street seminars, music and demonstrations in New York, said Linnea Paton, 24, an OWS spokeswoman. Demonstrations are also planned in other U.S. cities, other OWS organizers said.
The grassroots movement caught the world by surprise last fall with a spontaneous encampment in lower Manhattan that soon spread to cities across North America and Europe.
Occupy Wall Street briefly revived a long-dormant spirit of U.S. social activism, and drew enduring attention to economic injustice.


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 15, 2012, 11:03:53 pm
Obviously, this thing hasn't gone away either, even though it came up a tad bit short last year.

Several arrested on Occupy 1-yr anniversary march

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 17, 2012, 11:53:43 am

Occupy protesters attempt to ‘shut down’ Wall Street on anniversary


Hundreds of protesters gathered in lower Manhattan on Monday to mark the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, the amorphous, anti-corporate greed movement that began in New York and spread to dozens of cities last year.
Activists vowed to "shut down" Wall Street, with plans to create a human wall and block the entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. Hundreds of New York police officers were assembled early Monday in anticipation of the protests.
Dozens of officers, some on horseback, blocked off the entrance to Wall St. to prevent protesters from carrying out their stated mission.
There were dozens of arrests. At 10:00 a.m., a bus full of arrested protesters were carted off by the NYPD, all of them arrested earlier Monday morning. A double-decker bus of sightseers followed closely behind.


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 17, 2012, 10:20:11 pm


More than 180 Occupy Wall Street arrests in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrated the movement's anniversary on Monday by clogging intersections in the city's financial district, marching to the beat of drums that were a familiar refrain last year.

Protesters roamed around the lower Manhattan financial district all morning in groups of a few dozen each, from one intersection to another and back again, chanting loudly about the ills of Wall Street. In total, there were a few hundred protesters scattered throughout the city. More than 180 of them were arrested by early Monday evening, mostly on disorderly conduct charges.

The day's events lacked the heft of Occupy protests last year, when protesters gathered by the thousands. But Occupiers were upbeat as they spread out in their old stomping grounds, giddy at the prospect of being together again. They brushed off any suggestions that the movement had petered out.

"This is a movement. It's only been a year," said protester Justin Stone Diaz, of Brooklyn. "It's going to take many years for it to develop and figure out exactly who we are."


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 06, 2013, 09:59:32 pm
Not sure what to make of this source, but will post anyways - Always Discern! :)

Cyber Attack on US Banks and Government Websites Expected on May 7th

May 3, 2013

OpUSA Threatens Banks, Government

Anonymous: ‘We Will Wipe You Off the Cyber Map’

Tracy Kitten


May 2, 2013

Security experts say that OperationUSA, a coordinated online attack against banking and government websites slated for May 7, is a serious threat. As a result, organizations should be upping their distributed-denial-of-service attack mitigation strategies to guard against the attacks, which are being coordinated by the hacktivist group Anonymous.

Experts advise that call-center staff should be educated about DDoS attacks, in case customers call in about online outages or experience difficulty accessing accounts. And network and security teams should actively monitor Internet traffic on May 7 and take steps to block specific IP addresses.

Anonymous has said the attacks are being waged because of perceived social and political injustices. In an April 21 Pastebin post, it states: “Anonymous will make sure that this May 7th will be a day to remember. On that day Anonymous will start phase one of operation USA. America, you have committed multiple war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and recently you have committed war crimes in your own country.”

The group goes on to say U.S. financial institutions will be targeted for attack. “Do not take this as a warning,” the post states. “You cannot stop the Internet hate machine from doxes, DNS attacks, defaces, redirects, DDoS attacks, database leaks and admin takeovers.”

The White House website and eight other federal government sites, plus those of 133 U.S. banking institutions, are listed as targets in an April 24 Anonymous Pastebin post.

Anonymous says it simply plans to take these sites offline: “We will now wipe you off the cyber map.”

Experts say the threat is serious and few of the targeted organizations, other than the top 50 U.S. banking institutions, have made significant investments to withstand the attacks.


Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 06, 2013, 10:11:58 pm
Here's another source...

DHS: OpUSA to Cause Limited Disruptions

Homeland Security Describes Possible DDoS Attacks as Nuisance


The Department of Homeland Security characterizes as a nuisance the threatened May 7 Operation USA attack against U.S. federal government and banking websites, contending some of the participants possess only rudimentary hacking skills.

Still, if the attack is perceived as a success in the hacking community, more nefarious actors could try more vicious disruptions against U.S. sites, DHS says in an alert.

The hacktivist group Anonymous, in a posting on the website Pastebin, says OpUSA will target nine U.S. federal government websites, including the White House and Defense Department, as well as 133 financial institutions on May 7 [see OpUSA Threatens Banks, Government].

A government official says DHS is fully aware of this threat and is working with federal and private-sector partners to put in place mitigation strategies. Homeland Security, in the alert, says it expects the hacktivists to attempt distributed-denial-of-service attacks that could temporarily halt or slow down website traffic. The alert also notes the hacktivists could attempt homepage defacement and data leaks.

According to the DHS alert, first reported by IT security blogger Brian Krebs and confirmed by a DHS official, the attacks likely would result in limited disruptions and mostly consist of nuisance-level attacks against public accessible webpages and possibly data exploitation.

A Nuisance with a Caveat

Former CIA Chief Information Security Officer Robert Bigman says that DDoS attacks are largely a nuisance, but adds a caveat: "If the DDoS attacks continue and veterans can't file claims and travelers can't get passports, then the public will motivate Congress to address the problem. Short of that, things will not change."

Another IT security expert, though, contends attacks such as those threatened by Anonymous could prove more damaging. "Some DDoS attacks are only a nuisance, but, as we've seen in the DDoS attacks on banks, these kinds of attacks are often just a smokescreen to distract from real damage elsewhere," says Dwayne Melancon, chief technology officer at IT security provider Tripwire. "Writing off DDoS attacks as merely a nuisance is irresponsible, without data to substantiate that disposition."

DDoS attacks, indeed, have taken a toll on American banks. Since last September, the FBI counts more than 200 separate DDoS attacks on at least 46 financial institutions [see FBI: DDoS Botnet Has Been Modified].

Bigman, who retired last year from the CIA after 30 years, says federal agencies that deem their public-facing websites as mission-critical should be better prepared to defend their sites against the attacks. "The ones who use the website largely as an information serving platform - most of the intelligence community - are, ironically, less well protected," he says.

Assessing Hackers' Skills

The alert, prepared by Cyber Intelligence Analysis Division within DHS's Office of Intelligence and Analysis, says the actors behind OpUSA most likely will rely on commercial tools to exploit known vulnerabilities rather than develop their own tools and exploits.

"This suggests some of the participants possess only rudimentary hacking skills capable of causing only temporary disruptions of targeted websites," the alert says. "Nevertheless, OpUSA participants likely will exaggerate the scope and impact of their attacks as a way to attract attention and draw more capable criminal hackers to future hacking efforts."

Tripwire's Melancon cautions against underestimating the sophistication of the expected May 7 attack, saying that attitude is risky. "It is better to prepare for a strong attack than to be caught flat-footed because you expected an amateurish attack, but ended up being confronted by a competent attacker," he says.

Lessons to Be Learned

Even if the attacks are somewhat successful, they could help website operators defend against future attacks. "OpUSA, if launched, will actually expose vulnerabilities and help to reduce the number of targets that are susceptible to easy exploitation by more targeted adversaries," says Richard Stiennon, an IT security analyst and author of the book "Surviving Cyberwar."

The DHS alert says promoters of OpUSA, though not necessarily its instigators, include individuals linked to websites that host violent extremist content, including a member of a web forum that hosts al-Qaida-inspired content.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Kilika on May 07, 2013, 04:24:55 am
One can only imagine who is really behind "Anonymous".

I suspect this stuff is a reason being implemented, to justify the solution later, which I believe relates to "more secure" methods for internet use that will be enforced.

Title: We are legion: Global ‘Million Mask March’ anti-corruption protest
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 05, 2013, 09:21:00 pm
We are legion: Global ‘Million Mask March’ anti-corruption protest

Protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks to mark their support of the Anonymous hactivist movement are staging protests all around the world on Tuesday.


The self-styled legion of activists is opposing corporate and government corruption.

The global action on November 5 coincides with Guy Fawkes Day, which is celebrated by Britain with fireworks to remind of the botched attempt to blow up the Parliament in 1605. But the image of the notorious plotter has a new meaning for Anonymous and their supporters today. The Guy Fawkes mask was adopted by the hacker activists from the V for Vendetta graphic novel and film as a symbol of the anarchic fight against tyranny.

Cities in Australia, including Melbourne and Brisbane, have already started their local events. Activists in Europe and US are expected to join soon. A total of 400 cities are holding some kind of protest on Tuesday. Facebook pages exist for rallies in Nigeria, Mexico, the Netherlands, Turkey, Italy, Greece, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, Serbia, Belize, Switzerland, Poland, Brazil and elsewhere.

In London, thousands are expected to rally at Trafalgar Square, where supporters of Anonymous have congregated on past Guy Fawkes Days in huge numbers.

The US capital Washington is expected to hold a massive ‘Million Mask March’ event.

“To remind this world what it has forgotten, that fairness, justice and freedom are more than just words,” is the stated aim, according to the gathering’s Facebook page. The rally is scheduled to involve a meet-up near the Washington Monument that will then involve a march up the street to the nearby White House.


Don't these people realize that Guy Fawkes was a JESUIT agent?

Luke 8:27  And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs.
Luk 8:28  When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.
Luk 8:29  (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)
Luk 8:30  And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.
Luk 8:31  And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.
Luk 8:32  And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them.
Luk 8:33  Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 13, 2013, 12:37:57 pm
Occupy Wall Street buys $15 million of Americans' medical debt

(Reuters) - An Occupy Wall Street spin-off group has bought up $14.7 million worth of Americans' personal medical debt and forgiven it over the last year as part of its Rolling Jubilee project, the group announced Monday.

The Rolling Jubilee project, organized by Occupy Wall Street's Strike Debt group, has so far spent $400,000 to buy the debt, in the process relieving 2,693 people of the money they owed for medical services Occupy thinks should be free.

"Think of it as a bailout of the 99 percent by the 99 percent," a post on the Rolling Jubilee project's website said.

The project, which launched on November 15, 2012, raises money through small, individual contributions, and then uses that money to purchase distressed and defaulted debt from the lenders, who in this case are hospitals or medical groups.

The lenders are willing to sell it very cheaply, often for less than five cents on the dollar, because they think there is little chance they will be able to collect.

Andrew Ross, a member of Occupy's Strike Debt group and a professor at New York University, said the group was able to buy debt at a 50-to-1 ratio.

The group receives almost no information about the people whose debt they buy - only an address, Ross said. The group mails a letter to each address explaining the project and that the person's debt has been "canceled," Ross said.

The group does not work directly with debtors.

"One person wrote back and said that he had gone through periods of being homeless and he was trying to get back on his feet," Ross said, calling the elimination of debt a huge relief.

Ross said the group has $200,000 left to spend, and they hope to target student loan debt next.


Seriously - given the draconian agendas of this group, I would like to know more details.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 07, 2014, 06:46:05 pm
Lawmakers enlist powerful new wage and wealth gap warrior - the Pope

"Let us leave a spare place at our table: a place for those who lack the basics, who are alone.”  - Pope Francis via Twitter January 7, 2014   

In three short phrases, Pope Francis has once again taken the lead in advocating for economic justice and fairness. Where not long ago a battle raged over the growing and disproportionate wealth of the so-called “one percent,” the new 77-year old leader of the Catholic church has gained more support in nine months than the Occupy Wall Street movement or Fast Food Forward have in five years.

This new found papal popularity is not going unnoticed, especially in Washington, where  lawmakers - particularly Democrats - are eager to find fresh support for their core causes but also to counter their own lofty disapproval ratings. As my colleague Jeff Macke and I discuss in the attached video, the politicization of the Pope is real and cannot be ignored

“It is not a surprise that the left and the right are now seeking openly to affiliate with this Pope,” Macke says, fresh from his own eye-opening trip to the Vatican. 

In fact, a recent New York Times article quotes Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders as saying “We have a strong ally on our side,” in reference to a raft of policy efforts in the works that coincide with the writings and teachings Pope Francis espouses.

Of course, his Holiness has numerous advantages over his elected counterparts when it comes to addressing issues such as income inequality or raising the minimum wage.   Some would argue that as a foreign head of state representing a billion people (90% of which are not American), the Pope should not intercede in the U.S. political process. And yet, when the Pope includes the following four sub-titles in his most recent Exhortation, few dared to criticize his stance:

No to an economy of exclusion
No to the idolatry of money
No to a financial system that rules rather than serves
No to the inequality which spawns violence

Even mainstream theories have been addressed in his short Papacy where he blasts “trickle-down economics” as being a factually unconfirmed belief. “This opinion,” the Pope writes, “expresses a crude and naive trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power,” adding that “the excluded are still waiting.”

It’s important to note that all of this is happening at the exact time that the country is being forced to reconcile the fact that the original “War on Poverty” declared by President Johnson in 1964, is turning fifty, but that there’s still a lot more work to do. The White House has already tagged job creation and better wages as key areas of focus for the mid-term, and will surely give both prominent play in the upcoming State of the Union address.

To be sure, Time magazine’s “Man of the Year” is clearly popular and politicians of all persuasions are as eager to side with him as they are reluctant to stand against him, but it has yet to be seen if his message results in any actual legislative action.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 17, 2014, 11:24:53 pm
The People Who Organized Occupy Wall Street Are Now Suing Each Other

The movement descends into litigation. “We can either go and beat him up or we can go to court.” posted on Sept. 17, 2014, at 5:14 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Activists who organized the dormant Occupy Wall Street movement are suing another activist for control of the main Twitter account, and one of the plaintiffs says there was no other option but to turn to litigation to solve the dispute.

The conflict centers around @OccupyWallStNYC, one of the main Twitter feeds that distributed information during the movement’s heyday in 2011. The OWS Media Group filed a lawsuit against organizer Justin Wedes on Wednesday, which is also the third anniversary of the beginning of Occupy Wall Street. The group, led by activist Marisa Holmes, is seeking control of the Twitter account as well as $500,000 in damages.

The Twitter account, which used to be shared among several activists, is now under the control of Wedes, who explained his decision to take over the Twitter feed in a blog post in August:

    A thread about “self-promotion” became just another shaming session. If we start from a place of assuming bad intentions – i.e. discouraging “self-promotion” over encouraging solid, relevant content – we will end up with rules that shame rather than empower. Group members took on the task of limiting others to “1 to 2 tweets per day” (or week) on a topic, a form of censorship that would never have been allowed in the earlier days of the boat. I had to say enough!

“We can either go and beat him up or we can go to court,” Holmes, a video editor who was part of the core organizing team of Occupy, told BuzzFeed News. “And quite frankly if we go and beat him up then we could end up with countersuits against us, and that puts us in a more damaging position and we don’t really want to do that anyway.”

“So this is actually the least harmful for ourselves and him given the fact that he won’t give up the account without any kind of punitive measure,” Holmes said.

Holmes said that there had been numerous attempts to get control of the Twitter feed from Wedes, and that suing him was a last resort.

“I’ve given him many many chances and so have a lot of other people,” she said. “For the last six weeks there have been conversations online, mainly on Facebook and through intermediaries.”

“There has been conversation about it and Justin knew he was going to get sued.”

She accused him of using the feed for his own projects, especially his activism surrounding water rights in Detroit.

His taking control of the account is “equivalent to someone running off with a bunch of money or selling off assets,” she said.

This is the second time in the past year that there have been major fights over control of Occupy’s still-extant social media accounts, though the movement has for all intents and purposes died. Activists clashed in February over the @OccupyWallSt Twitter account, which was wrested away from other activists by Google engineer Justine Tunney, who claimed to have founded the account.

Wedes did not return requests for comment.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 27, 2014, 11:02:08 am
Communist, Palestinian Groups Join Ferguson Protesters In Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (CBS Seattle/AP) — Police in Portland used pepper spray and arrested seven people after hundreds of demonstrators roamed the city and blocked traffic Tuesday night while protesting a grand jury decision not to indict a Missouri police officer in the killing of an 18-year-old.

The arrests involved a splinter group that broke away after a peaceful downtown demonstration that involved about 1,000 people, police said.

The smaller group of about 300 marched across a major Willamette River bridge into east Portland, disrupting traffic. Sgt. Pete Simpson said one driver was punched in the face by a protester who disappeared into the crowd. The driver was not seriously injured.

Protesters also marched onto Interstate 5, where some tossed rocks and bottles at police, Simpson said. That’s when officers used pepper spray and made several arrests. The freeway was clear within about 10 minutes, the spokesman said.

Those arrested were accused of offenses including disorderly conduct and interfering with an officer.

Bus and light rail traffic was disrupted.

“No justice, no peace,” protesters chanted, “no racist police.”

Several confrontations briefly elevated into skirmishes. At one point on the Hawthorne Bridge, which police were blocking, a police officer on a motorcycle repeatedly ran his bike into the legs of a protester, who continued to stand in his way.

The incident drew a crowd of protesters who accused the officer of assault. The officer quickly left the area.

The protest had many elements of the Occupy Portland movement, which galvanized protesters in the city and formed a network of people who still communicate via mass text message.

As with Occupy, the vast majority of protesters preached peace, but a fringe group of people — some covering their faces with black bandannas — advocated violence and confrontations with police. And like Occupy, the original protest drew a disparate group of people together, not all of whom agreed with one another.

Military veterans called for peace, a communist group called for the overthrow of capitalism, and a group calling for a Palestinian state all held court during a series of speeches on the steps of the state Justice Center in Portland.

Portland is perhaps as primed as any city in the country to protest police actions. The Portland Police Bureau has endured scrutiny by the U.S. Department of Justice, which has criticized the bureau’s treatment of the mentally ill.

The department has had violent, sometimes fatal, confrontations with the mentally ill and the black community, highlighted in the documentary “Alien Boy,” about the death of a homeless man in police custody.

In many parts of the country, Tuesday was the second day of protests over the Ferguson, Missouri, decision.

For many, the shooting of Michael Brown, who was black, by Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, recalled other troubling encounters with law enforcement. The refrain “hands up, don’t shoot” became a rallying cry over police killings nationwide.

In Eugene, more than 200 people gathered downtown for a Tuesday evening vigil to remember the life of Michael Brown and voice their support for changes in law enforcement practices.

“We’ve gone to sleep over the years,” said Eugene City Councilor Greg Evans, one of several speakers. “We’ve gotten into a cult of worshipping Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. over the years instead of doing his work.”

Evans, who is black, said he has been racially profiled in Eugene many times and worries for his four sons.

“Michael Brown could have been your son, he could have been my son,” Evans said.

In Salem, about 50 chanting protesters gathered earlier Tuesday at the city’s police headquarters. The police station in Oregon’s capital city is at City Hall, and the protesters walked in a circle at the building’s plaza.

In Ferguson, Mo., 44 people were arrested in a second night of protests.

Title: Re: The Occupy Movement
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 18, 2015, 09:40:18 pm