Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Occupy Oakland: Scott Olsen interviewed

Scott Olsen. Photo credit: Indybay

Suffering from a brain injury, Scott Olsen was released from the hospital after the recovery of the incident that took place on October 25, 2011 at Oscar Grant Plaza. Interviewed below at November 27, 2011.

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In the video Scott Olsen says he was not aware how he ended up on the ground. He was texting a friend on his phone before he was hit. He hopes to have his speech fully recovered soon. Originally part of Occupy San Francisco, Scott decided to join Occupy Oakland for the march on October 25, 2011.

Olsen also notes that the police or any other have not contacted him for a legal dispute, and also have not contacted him to acknowledge if an investigation was taking place.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Occupy Cincinnati: Thanksgiving, Buy Nothing Day, Really Really Free Market

Occupy Cincinnati will be celebrating Thanksgiving following the next day with Buy Nothing Day. Buy Nothing Day is marked on Black Friday, generally where various stores and outlets will lower their prices on wanted items.

OC Cincinnati will also be holding a Really Really Free Market day, November 26, 2011 from 1:00PM to 10:00PM located at Recovery Hotel 1225 Vine St. downtown.

RRFM is a potluck for whatever you want to give or take away. We all have skills, objects, smiles, talent, friendship, excitement, discussions, wishes, and warmth. 

For Buy Nothing Day at Platt Park with Food Not Bombs, Occupy Cincinnati goes on:

 Everything we buy has an impact on the environment and psyche. [...]  enjoy a meal with Food Not Bombs write letters to Santa asking for the real changes we wish to see. We will hand deliver the letters to Macy's “Letters To Santa Mail Box “(see sample letter) in the downtown store. Each letter earns a $1 contribution to MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION! Dress in your holiday best (Santa, elves etc.…). “Macy’s Lights Up The Square” celebration is happening right around the corner in the heart of the Occupation and BND movement We’ll join in and spread our holiday spirit with candy canes, BND fliers. Come help mic check this message, carol/ ice skate and ride your bike down to Occupy Black Friday downtown. enjoy a meal with Food Not Bombs write letters to Santa asking for the real changes we wish to see. We will hand deliver the letters to Macy's “Letters To Santa Mail Box “(see sample letter) in the downtown store. Each letter earns a $1 contribution to MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION! Dress in your holiday best (Santa, elves etc.…). “Macy’s Lights Up The Square” celebration is happening right around the corner in the heart of the Occupation and BND movement We’ll join in and spread our holiday spirit with candy canes, BND fliers. Come help mic check this message, carol/ ice skate and ride your bike down to Occupy Black Friday downtown.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Occupy Oakland: Garden at Oscar Grant Plaza

Occupy Oakland, which has faced police brutality, camp shut downs, and support from worldwide Occupy is planning on building a garden at Oscar Grant Plaza. The General Assembly agreed to this November 16, 2011.

We are asking the community to participate in the birth and beginning of construction of a garden project in Oscar grant Plaza. For the community, by the community. Respecting the land and feeding the people.

They will be meeting at 11:00AM, just before the 2:00PM rally and march.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Occupy Baltimore: Field Trip for Children

Occupy Baltimore appears to be wanting to do a mock General Assembly to demonstrate to children how a participatory democracy works.

Set for Friday November 11, 2011, the mock General Assembly hopes to engage parents to help create a better experience their children.

At least forty-five kids to be attending.


Sunday, November 6, 2011

"Move Your Money": Banks to Credit Unions, Surges $4.5 Billion

In the promotion of "Bank Transfer Day," dated only yesterday, November 5, 2011 made a surveyed amount of four billion five hundred million dollars. Credit Union National Association tallied five thousand credit unions nationwide to figure up an estimate since September 29, 2011. These figures are only tallied up to November 3, 2011.


Friday, November 4, 2011

Occupy Oakland: Car Accident Provoked

An incident covered by helicopter, a person was hit by a car. From the helicopter video released online, there was no indication of how the person was hit by the car, however other video angles have surfaced revealing that the person provoked the incident. The person appeared to be walking in street, when a car approached and slowed down. The person then appeared to "hit" the car repeatedly, and would not move. Seconds later, the car charged forward while the person was in-front, knocking them down. Later emergency units responded, taking the injured person to the hospital. It is not clear if this person was a protester part of Occupy Oakland, and or the General Strike.

Some of the protesters and other individuals would argue that this may have been an attempt to discredit the protest.

Another angle.

This video below is a more in-depth look at the scene on ground, including someone throwing a drink onto the car, and a fight almost breaking out.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Occupy Oakland: Still Going, Officers Lay Low

Occupy Oakland is still marching along, but officers appear to be laying low. The camera operator says he seen around four, but assume the rest are undercover. This comes in from the police officers not being able to take the day off, from an open letter earlier in the week.

The live stream occasionally shows New York, which is being blocked in.

6:21PM: Reports of free food being passed out. There's also music, and a lot of chattering between the protesters.

6:37PM: The police appear to be arresting people, macing, and setting up a line to arrest more according to ground reports, and camera operators. 6:38PM: The police have boxed them in.

6:40PM: Several people have been saying police are punching people in the face, and are also mass spraying the crowd.

6:42PM: Protesters are moving away quickly to avoid being maced.

7:15PM: They are now going to the port.

7:31PM: Protesters have arrived at the Port of Oakland, and have cheered the workers as they are leaving.

Updates only in at 2:40AM, Fill in later

2:43AM: The protesters have taken over the homeless shelter, made a line around the blocks, and some are still at the Port. Estimated a few thousand people are protesting. Music is being played drums, and the camera operator is walking around. One SWAT van, many riot officers, and more.

2:51AM: Police have prepared, and are spreading out. An estimated 300 officers, according to camera operator.

2:55AM: Police have started deploying tear gas, shooting rubber bullets, and flash bangs.

3:02AM: The police have warned the protesters to leave, or be arrested, Riot cops being to be from Alameda County Sheriffs.

3:08AM: Fires have been purposely set by protesters to counter the tear gas that may be deployed. Camera operator says they are controlled fires.

3:23AM: The fire department is there, and have put out the fires the protesters set to counter the tear gas, and police have surrounded some of the streets. an estimated 100 per angle, according to the camera operator.

3:42AM: Camera operator asked the officer to stop aiming his weapon at the protesters. The police officer told him to go home, which was replied with the right to be there. People are noting that the officers do not have any badge numbers, and have tape over their names.

Police have rejected a person to walk past them.

4:15AM: Tear gas, and flash bangs are being deployed. The camera operator tells the officers to stop pointing weapons at him.

4:25AM: Yn unarmed homeless guy was also hit by a rubber bullet, according to camera operator.

4:49AM: Police have sent another warning, "This is declared an unlawful assembly. You are commanded to leave, or be subject to arrest or other police actions."

5:04AM: Protesters are gearing up for the move in from the police, chanting "we are Oakland."

Arrests estimated sixty or more.

6:25AM: Protesters have decided to go back to camp, and support Port blockade, as well. Protesters are also encouraging the officers to go home.


Occupy Oakland: City Encouraged to Protest, Except Police Officers

Today (Wednesday, November 2, 2011) is supposed to be a General Strike, that is also supposedly aimed to Shut Down the City. However, police officers have been ordered to not take the day off. Further-more, the Police department says that they are confused at the orders given by the Mayor. First to clear out the park, and the next day allow them back in. The police have noted that they are part of the "99 percent" (the slogan carried by Occupy).

In an open letter to the citizens of Oakland, police have also noted that the bill to "control" the protests have cost the taxpayers over one million dollars.

Meanwhile, a message has been sent to all police officers: Everyone, including those who have the day off, must show up for work on Wednesday. This is also being paid for by Oakland taxpayers. Last week’s events alone cost Oakland taxpayers over $1 million.

At this moment we can only assume the police department will continue their duty of law enforcement which was ordered in a memo sent.

Police officers note that Mayor is attempting to get people to vote to bail out the City finances, while also spending money.

Meanwhile, Occupy Oakland encourages everyone to join them at 14th and Broadway, 9:00AM, 12:00PM, and 5:00PM for the strike rallies.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Congress Still Aims Protect/Censor The Internet

In censorship-forms of the Internet for local residents of the United States, some U.S. Congress have introduced a bill that would likely set limitations upon many Internet users, and Internet Service Providers. The Bill, which titles many ways to curve websites or services that may infringe on Copyrights is most likely to be deemed unconstitutional from many.

The Bill would make many Internet Service Providers in the United States, if not all Internet Service Providers abide by U.S. Government, Private and Public organizations (companies like: Recording Industry Association of America, and Motion Picture Association of America), and notably those who may have previously used the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) to follow orders on the assumption that said website, service, or person is infringing upon Intellectual Property.

The "assumption of infringing on Intellectual Property" would allow the IP owner to order the website or service offline, or Internet Service Provider to disconnect or otherwise "remove the website or service from the Domain Name System" to make it unavailable to any one that may use that particular Domain Name System. Said website, service, or person would then have to "prove that they are not infringing" on any Intellectual Property.

Many individuals feel that this Bill violates the existing freedom of the Internet within the United States, and that it goes against the basis of "innocent until proven guilty," the traditional way of courts. This would instead by in the reverse, "guilty until proven innocent" with no evidence other than the presented evidence by the IP owner, and not the alleged offender.

In the other assumed traditional sense, IP owners may have instead sent a DMCA "takedown" notice to the offender, or Provider to have the content removed.


Monday, October 31, 2011

Occupy Richmond: Bulldozered

a glance at what some of the protesters were able to keep
A little after 12:00AM October 31, 2011, Occupy Richmond was met with bulldozers after receiving a warning to clear out, at Kanawha Plaza. Ransacking the protesters camp, and arresting. Protester says at least ten people have been arrested. Police allowed the protesters to take some of the stuff from the camp, but not all of it, according to the camera operator. Police also removed the food tents. There were at least eighty tents according to another person.

Police also kicked out the homeless, says camera operator.

A video showing some of what is happening, as well as afterward.

Occupy Richmond still plans to continue their protest.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Occupy Denver: Police Line Up

Occupy Denver is currently "in stand off" with local police. It's unclear what is going on at the moment, other than the police have appeared to be lining up along the sidewalk, and telling them to get back on the sidewalk if they attempt to step off to go past the police.

Protesters are interacting with the police as they stand in the line. The police are also interacting back with the protesters.



7:08PM: Seven protesters arrested for interfering with police, according to reports.


Occupy Rochester: Early Morning Arrests

This morning October 29, 2011, estimated 1:00AM-2:00AM, Rochester protesters were greeted by police for arrest.

Camera operator:
Police Chief David Moore and his cronies, are coming in to arrest the third Occupy Rochester protester - Let's see who they'll pick this time.

The crowd chants "Shame, Shame, Shame" as the police lead off a protester.

Ken Braley(*), the camera operator's colleague was also arrested. The protesters chant "Ken, we love you" as he is lead to the van.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Occupy Oakland: Police Brutality

Occupy Oakland is facing more dangerous issues from the police as they attempt to progress their protests. Receiving multiple tear gas, and rubber bullets protesters are targeted for dismantle. Occupy Oakland, among many other note that the protesters have been peaceful and have not provoked any type of violence.

Videos, which have been uploaded to YouTube show the police disrupting attempts of retrieving injured protesters.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bernie Sanders: Conflicts of Interest at the Fed

Senator Bernie Sanders discusses some of the Federal Reserve conflicts of interest, as well as some of the structure that would fit better.

It's people from huge financial institutions that set on the Fed board that regulate themselves.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Notes: International Occupy

Please bear with me on Occupy protests that are international. The time zones/frames are not the best to work with, and I can only do so much to compensate for it.

On the other hand, if you are part of an international Occupy (outside of the U.S.) please feel free to add my email to an alert list for a news plug. clifford@journalfive.org. or if you're inside of the U.S. feel free to, too.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Occupy Baltimore: Convention Center & Closing Bank Accounts

Reading through some of the discussions Occupy Baltimore has, one mentioned a conversation with an employee of Bank of America. They noted that the people working at these local branches are apart of the 99 percent, and these banks, because of time frames mostly have to refuse service to a big lot of people.

Kayleigh went onto say that if you walk in one at a time and request to close your account, they will gladly do so. Others pointed out that standing in a group outside and individually walking in would be playing by their rules.

Today at 4:00PM they will be joining the Convention Center workers. They say since they've had 5% to 16% wage cuts, and they are protesting to restore those wages. Held at Baltimore Convention Center, corner of Charles and Pratt.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Notes: Now Journal Five

I decided on using Occupy World as the main for awhile, but now I've obtained the domain for Journal Five.

Easier to access, and remember.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Occupy Cumberland: In-person with the Protesters

A small protest at this moment, Occupy Cumberland has been taking place for about around three weeks. Today I was able to visit, and get answers with them.

According to Mike (green shirt), he's tired of the corruption of the government, and the jobs that have been disappearing. Also wanting the money to be put back in the correct places, to the people that work for to provide for themselves, and their families.

Kevasaurus (brown shirt), says that the people traveling by have been supportive through waving, honking their horns. He'd like to see more people have better opportunity.

Art (sitting down), believes that people should be entitled to voice their opinions when they want. Whether in protest or regular conversation.

Ona, the daughter  of Kevasaurus, believes in fair pay and also wants corporations out of government, and to restore power to the citizens, and not the banks.

So far there has been an average of fifty to sixty people over the course of three weeks Occupying at the corner of N Central St, and Frederick St., on the block of City of Cumberland Information. According to their Facebook page, they've had almost up to twenty protesters. The protesters also say that the the police have been showing some support, and some have sounded their sirens a few times, but no arrests or violence yet.


Occupy Morgantown: No Arrests, or Violence

Occupy Morgantown, West Virginia has been at Monogalia County Courthouse, so far with no arrests or violence, according to Jerry Causby.

Assumed organizer of Occupy Morgantown, Causby, has been actively initiating general assemblies, and also scheduling with peers the agenda throughout the week. Wednesday, they will be at the County Commissions office proposing a petition to change the ruling of no structures on the square property. Passing this petition would enable weatherproof areas for the protesters, according to a newsletter sent.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Occupy Wall St.: Additional Video of Citibank

Here is an additional video of what happened within Citibank. Protesters gathered around sharing their concern of debt. Many appeared to be recording the incident.

It's not confirmed if this happened before or after the being held for arrest.

Another video of outside Citibank.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Day 29, October 15, 2011 - Global Day


Today is the day that has been dubbed Global Day of Action. Many around the globe are taking approaches to their local community to progress change.

Occupy Wall St. appears to have a whole day planned. It started at 11:00AM EST, with a march to the banks. Caught live on camera, protesters are outside of Citibank. Arrests have been made, OWS' website says at least 22. Some of the protesters were inside the building attempting to close their accounts.

Washington Square according to OWS' website has reached around four thousand, while Liberty square is around three thousand.

In other places.

Hong Kong


From Hong Kong to Paris, to London, many are participating for October 15, 2011 action day.


Friday, October 14, 2011

NYPD Strikes A Protester

In a Victory march lead by protesters, an officer attacked a protester who was walking by in the street. It does not appear that this person did anything to provoke the officer. According to Gothamist the officer knocked his earring out.

In this next video, you will be able to see the other angle of the cop approaching the protester, then going forward. From this angle, it is not clear if the man was hit.

Occupy Wall Street’s “Victory” March Video from ANIMALnewyork.com on Vimeo.

Another angle:


Occupy Wall St.: NYPD Arrests & Bike Run Over

Marching in Zucotti Park, things went a different way with involving scooters into the mix. It's not clear what happen before-hand of this, but a man was run over by the bike on his foot.

Also with what appears to be a bypasser or protester that is being arrested, while another in a suit (unidentified) holds a woman back.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Professor Dr. Santos at Occupy CSUB

Professor Dr. Santos at Califronia State University, Bakersfield says that he notices that people want to change the way economic business is done. You are working to change the world.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Occupy Boston: 200 Ready for "assault"

The live stream for Occupy Boston is showing tons of police, and protesters from an angle. It's hard to tell what is happening clearly, however many are reporting that the cops are beating on the protesters. Some are saying they are tearing down tents.

1:58AM(EST): A picture from the ground. You can hear the protesters in the background.


Team: http://www.justin.tv/minorjive#/w/1889924032

2:02AM(EST): Tons of arrests reported, and also the camera operator has witnessed arrest. Outside the second camp he remains, he's been standing there watching the Boston transit and state police clear off the camp. There appears to be no protests left, and protesters have been drove away in the paddy wagons, says the camera operator.

2:07AM(EST): Two protesters have been appearing to argue within the camera operator's hearing range. It's not clear what they are continuing to say, but from what I gathered one told the other to go say "arrest me" to the cop's face. Some parts of the video were dropping out. I assume they walked away, because they faded out.

The police have also either ordered, or the sanitation department is throwing away all the protesters' signs, tents, and other possible items.

2:23AM(EST): A video on the ground of Boston Police saying to leave because they are found to be trespassing, and unlawful assembly. Police then continue to arrest. One person is saying the owner of the park authorized Occupy Boston to camp in both sites, but this cannot yet be confirmed.

Camp site 1 appears to not be bothered so far.

4:35AM(EST): Things have appeared to have been settling down. The Police have also cleared the other camp.

5:56AM(EST): 1 incident of believed police brutality, but cannot yet be confirmed. Around 100 to believed arrested. A person (unknown) has reported that the police are taking any items used to record the protest.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Occupy France: For the 15th

Occupy France, which appears to have cities Pau, Toulouse, Perpignan, La Rochelle, Grenoble, Paris, and many more (according to Meetup) setting up Occupys to either show support for Occupy Wall St. and child, or protest against local issues (it's unclear at the moment if they are protesting against local issues, please correct).

Occupy Paris had a meeting on October 8, 2011, their General Assembly, to discuss expression of support for Occupy Wall St., that there will be no violence, and to take pictures and video, plus many more. They also discussed October 15, 2011 which will be what some other Occupys will be protesting in unison. Occupy Paris said that they will march to City Hall at 5:00PM.

Also accepting donations, posters, and ideas, Occupy Paris hopes to collect many more marchers.

They also plan on meeting up on the October 13, 2011 at the cafe Vaudeville, 29 Rue Vivienne.



Sunday, October 9, 2011

Occupy Cincinnati: Police Chose Not to Arrest

Last night with their protester march, Occupy Cincinnati occupied at Fountain Square. Police originally told protesters if they did not leave at 1:00AM they would be arrested. Some choose to walk around.

Come 4-5:00AM, police asked the protesters marching on the sidewalks to lower the noise, and 10 protesters remained in the park, ignoring officers' request to leave.

The police eventually chose not to arrest anyone. At 6:00AM the protesters reassembled at the Square, then proceeded to Garfield Square.

Official here:



Cincinnati Residents Occupied Fountain Square Throughout The Night Successfully Avoiding Arrest
CINCINNATI, OH--  From the late night hours of October 8th through the early morning hours of October 9th, a group of over 50 people continuously supported the occupation of Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati.  At 1:00 AM October 9th, the legal permit secured by the members of Occupy Cincinnati to use the Fountain Square park expired.
Organizers were originally informed by police that if Occupy Cincinnati members did not evacuate the square at that time, they would be subject to arrest. At around 9:00 PM on the 8th, the Cincinnati police met with a small group of organizers to explain that no arrests would occur until 3:00 AM on the 9th, the posted time that the park actually closes. The Cincinnati police also informed the group that it was permissible to sleep in cars parked in legal parking spots and circulate the park by marching on the public sidewalks.
At around 2:00 AM approximately 75 people maintained their presence on the square in support of the occupation. A live stream was set up to provide real-time feedback from the square. Power and Wi-Fi access remained available. Police cars and vans lined up along adjacent streets preparing for possible arrests around 3:00 AM.
At 3:00 AM, the Cincinnati Police Department issued orders to disburse the approximately 85 protesters, most of whom were seated in solidarity near the middle of the square. Most protesters moved to the sidewalk to avoid arrest, but 10 remained. These 10 moved to the fountain about 3:30 AM and have occupied since then. They have refused to leave despite police requests.
Around 5:00 AM 10 people continued to occupy Fountain Square while a cleaning crew using power washers cleaned the square. Police presence grew on the square, and the occupiers were asked to leave.  The remaining group continued to show their support and solidarity by marching and chanting from the sidewalk surrounding the park.
Marchers on the sidewalk were informed around 4:00 AM by the Cincinnati Police that due to a city ordinance regarding sound restrictions at certain hours of the day that they needed to reduce the noise level.
While eight brave individuals maintained their occupation of Fountain Square, police chose not arrest anyone. Occupy Cincinnati maintained a peaceful protest and the Cincinnati Police Department was very professional and respectful to all individuals that occupied throughout the night.
Around 6:00 AM all marching protesters rejoined the ten individuals on Fountain Square.
The Occupy Cincinnati group is asserting the following unalienable rights regarding the right to free speech:
The right to free speech should not be limited to certain hours of the day.
Public property paid for by public taxes should not be unavailable to the public at any time of day.
At 6:00 AM protesters then marched to Garfield square. Breakfast was served around 7:00 AM. A general assembly is scheduled for 2:00 PM October 9th in Garfield Park.


Occupy DC: Get Away Film Guy

I seen a video just a few minutes ago that detailed why Occupy DC did not want their General Assembly to be filmed.

It resulted with people putting their hands up, and a piece of clothing in the camera view to block faces saying, "step to the back dog." Some of the people in the crowd agreed that they did not want to be recorded. The camera man, Adam Kokesh, made it clear that if people do not want to be recorded at a public event, they should not attend.

One of the two that stepped aside the crowd to talk to Adam Kokesh, called him a republican, then apologized shortly after. The other said that what if someone was abused that was your friend asked to not be filmed. Someone waved a lighter in the camera while Adam Kokesh was talking to the woman. The man and woman who stepped aside are unknown.

Reading some of the comments on YouTube, a person believes that this is not the same type of protesters that were being filmed last week. 

Occupy Sacramento: Prepare for Arrests or Leave

Tuning in around 3:20AM, Occupy Sacramento has been informed that they must leave the park. The police say they believe it is an unlawful protest.

There has been no arrests yet.

3:39AM: According to the camera man, there is around 50+ cops there, if not more. People are not being hand cuffed, instead are being lead away.

3:45: Police officers continue to lead protesters away from the park. Protesters continue to cheer, and chant. Camera man walks around "shaming" the officers. The police seem to show no sign of brutality, however appear to be ready for any violence. The protesters on the other side of the street appear to not be arrested.

4:09AM: It appears it is over. The officers peacefully lead the protesters one by one away. Other protesters are still across the street, walking around, some are watching directly. The camera man said around 100

The police are saying, "Stay walking, and spread out." Also, in a police interview with their local news, there is a confirmed 13 arrests, and the arrests occurred due to the park closing at 12:00AM, and failure to leave when ordered.

They are also going to attend a meeting an attempt to override park hours for protest.


They protesters are chanting, "We are the 99 percent," as well as. "Who's park? Our Park!"

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Occupy Worcester: First General Assembly

A new Occupy is taking grounds in Massachusetts. According to their Facebook Event 90 people will be attending at The Worcester Commons located behind City Hall Sunday October 9, 2011 - 1:30PM, at the time of writing this.

We are gathering in the commons to exchange ideas on how to bring about change in Worcester, the US, and our world.

Occupy Worcester is also handing out flyers for their movement in multiple languages.


Occupy Cincinnati Estimates 1,000 7 block March

Occupy Cincinnati has just informed the world that they are 1,000 strong stretching around 7 blocks.

The march is heading to Fountain Square, and appears to be hoping for more to meet at 4PM.

I spoke to I believe is one of the organizers, and she said they started off with roughly 700 people, and throughout the march collected about 1,000 or more in total.



(Thanks, mungojelly)

Occupy Together Goes to Meetup

Occupy Together, a website that has encouraged many people to send their Occupy information to them for organization has went to Meetup. For better organization.

From what I can see, there is now 1,081 cities being Occupied. Listed though are 5,536 Occupiers.

There are still Facebook groups, and Pages that are listed for specific Occupys, but it appears they are showing up on Meetup.


Friday, October 7, 2011

Down with evil corporations

Some of the crowd (internet) are taking their piece by pointing out how protesters are utilizing the some of the corporations they are allegedly protesting against. While all the protesters may not be gathered for the same reasons, they appear to be in unison approach towards the slogan "We are the 99%."

In the picture below is a protester with an American flag with corporations where the star states are supposed to be.


Occupy Louisville: March (Out)

The march of Occupy Louisville is taking place. University of Louisville, it appears several (unknown number yet) are marching out of the school to another location, 4th and Jefferson, according to their site.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

NYPD Prepared for Arrests, Deployed Nets

Title edited for update  / conclusion below.

During a march on Wall St., the New York Police Department is reportedly preparing to make more arrests according to the live stream provided by Global Revolution.

The protesters are preparing for the event by relaying messages to each other about what they are going to do, stay calm, and record as much as possible. Reports of buses being sent in. 

One from another camera away. 

Update: Some decided to march away back to Liberty Plaza. Police have not appeared to stop or corner them.

According to someone on the live stream, NYPD may have arrested one or two people, hit some with a baton, and maced some. It's unclear how many.

Update 10:52PM Oct 5.: The NYPD is currently attempting to catch and arrest as many protesters as possible. They are cornering them in, through various methods. It is unclear what the protesters are doing. The NYPD has been ordering the protesters to get on the sidewalk. Reports and videos are also coming in of police brutality. There has been a reported 20+ arrests, but there are no confirmations as of yet.

Update 11:30PM: An Occupy Wall St. media team member has been arrested. Nothing else was added.

Occupy Seattle to Leave or get Arrested

SPD (Seattle Police Department) will issue an eviction notice to Occupy Seattle protesters between 1:00PM-1:30PM PDT at Westlake Park. If they do not leave, they will be arrested reportedly.

Several tents were setup, and many activists attended.


more later hopefully

Senator Sanders on Occupy Wall St.

On MSNBC's The Ed Show, with Ed Shultz Sanders continues to voice his opinions about the economy, protests, and banks.

Ed: Good to have you with us tonight. Bernie, I want you to address Romney's comments about "It's dangerous."

Sanders: Well class warfare is dangerous. The only problem is the wrong class is winning. What is happening now, is you have the wealthiest in this country becoming more wealthy. [..] Millions of people lost their jobs, their homes, their life savings, and you know what the punishment was for the people on Wall St.? They got hire compensation benefits.

(Thanks, robert3242)

Class Action has been Filed against the City of New York, NYPD, others

Since the 700 arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge, a class action lawsuit has been filed yesterday, against the City of New York, among others.

After escorting and leading  a group of demonstrators and others well out onto the Brooklyn Bridge roadway, the NYPD suddenly and without warning curtailed further forward movement, blocked the ability of persons to leave the Bridge from the rear, and arrested hundreds of protestors in the absence of probable cause. This was a form of entrapment, both illegal and physical.

It also goes on with:

Instead, the NYPD engaged in a performance, videotaped it, and sprang their trap. They then set their PR machine into motion, distributing widely edited videos of events to spin a false narrative of events to the public and media.


This complaint seeks, in addition to monetary compensation, injunctive relief enjoining defendants from engaging in the challenged conduct in the future, and order nullifying the arrests, and expunging all arrest records.

Read the full filing here.

10-2011 Brooklyn Bridge Arrests - Class Action Complaint



If you've missed out on what's happened, see: http://occupyworld.blogspot.com/2011/10/innocent-people-being-arrested-at.html and http://occupyworld.blogspot.com/2011/10/new-york-times-continue-to-lie-about.html

Occupy Dallas: October 6, Federal Reserve

October 6, 2011 is the date Occupy Dallas will be marching the Federal Reserve.

Occupy Dallas, and its members are going to meet at Pike Park, 2851 Harry Hines Blvd at 9:00AM, to march to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2200 North Pearl Street.

According to the Facebook event created 991 people are attending at the time of writing this.