please share with everyone, including your leaders. Mirroring is encouraged, but pls don’t change video in any way. This video is meant to be a warning to our leaders. The filmmaker wants to come to NYC to film and do a more thorough follow-up film, anyone who can support with secure lodging near lower Manhattan pls get in touch.
Approx. 1:38 am Boston PD move in to arrest peaceful protestors from Greenway Park, all tents and other belongings thrown into dumpster by Boston Sanitation Dept.. Sure more video will come out but this was the first.
Update: Dallas, Atlanta, Seattle also having #ows tents torn down.
Since the media ignores coverage from these peaceful protestors and hardly any birds eye view from up above, let this serve as an example to you all that it’s taken hold. Please watch as the angle zooms out to witness just how far it goes…
In the two weeks since activists with Occupy Wall Street began protesting in New York, the movement has gained traction nationwide with events in almost every major U.S. city. Meanwhile, more mainstream allies are joining the cause, including unions, members of Congress, celebrities, pundits, and academics.
In a sign that the movement is gaining traction, some of New York’s biggest labour unions have now joined protestors (or are planning to join later this week). The city’s 38,000-member transit union pledged its support and is planning to encourage members to join the street demonstrations early next week. Unions representing teachers, doormen, security guards, maintenance workers, postal workers, healthcare workers, and other labour sectors have also pledged support and hinted at future involvement.
Organisers hope that union involvement will swell the ranks of protestors from a few hundred to a few thousand, though it remains unclear whether organisers will be able to reach their initial goal of 20,000 on-the-ground activists in New York City.
Now will you look at this, Soon Wall Street will begin to see the impact the college students are making at their door steps. Don’t under estimate the power of the people! They are spreading like a fierce wild fire.
I can tell you from experience it’s not easy spreading the word, “trying” to stop corruption and greed, it takes a team of bloggers, sacrifice, determination, long long hours, organization and most importantly… we count on YOU to continue to spread our blogs like …wild fire.
We did this together.
New York City labor unions are preparing to back the unwieldy grassroots band occupying a park in Lower Manhattan, in a move that could mark a significant shift in the tenor of the anti-corporate Occupy Wall Street protests and send thousands more people into the streets.
The Transit Workers Union Local 100’s executive committee, which oversees the organization of subway and bus workers, voted unanimously Wednesday night to support the protesters. The union claims 38,000 members. A union-backed organizing coalition, which orchestrated a large May 12 march on Wall Street before the protests, is planning a rally on Oct. 5 in explicit support. And SEIU 32BJ, which represents doormen, security guards and maintenance workers, is using its Oct. 12 rally to express solidarity with the Zuccotti Park protesters.
Keith and “Countdown” contributor and Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi discuss how the current Occupy Wall Street protest could sprout a much larger movement for reform. Taibbi also compares the media coverage of this protest to the coverage of the tea party.
“There are about 1500 pissed-off people lacing up their shitkickers around Boston right now.”
There are about 1500 pissed-off people lacing up their shitkickers around Boston right now. They’re airbrushing placards, photocopying fliers, and in some cases preparing to be arrested. It’s been more than three years since the nation’s biggest banks pillaged the economy and screwed American homeowners, and these activists think it’s time to quit taking it and start throwing haymakers.
More than a dozen orgs have united to mastermind a multilateral attack for the ages. For the progressive left, which can have a hard time getting its act together, this is a rare phenomenon. Like other urban centers that have been hit hard by the mortgage crisis, Boston has taken its knocks: roughly 7000 Massachusetts residents were put on eviction row in 2011, more than 1400 in July alone. But nowhere else have people been able to fight back against abusive banks in such a sustained or organized way.