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Occupy Wall Street Prepares For Nov. 17th Global Day Of Action

Occupy Wall Street Prepares For Nov. 17th Global Day Of Action

Fueled by their recent eviction from Zuccotti Park, Occupy Wall Street protesters are planning to shut down the New York Stock Exchange and the surrounding subways on Thursday.

November 17th marks the two-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, which started as a small group of protesters sleeping in a park, but has now grown into an international phenomenon.

To commemorate this anniversary, Occupiers around the world will take to the streets in celebration and in solidarity with people around the world participating in a massive global day of action in hundreds of cities. City officials said they are prepping for “tens of thousands” of protesters in what would they believe could be the largest showing of public disobedience in recent memory.

From the Official Occupy Wall Street website:

In the wake of Bloomberg’s predawn raid of Occupy Wall Street on Tuesday morning, thousands of people throughout the five boroughs and the greater region will join together to take nonviolent action tomorrow. We will gather to resist austerity, rebuild the economy, and reclaim our democracy. We will no longer tolerate a system that only serves the very rich and powerful. Right now Wall Street owns Washington. We are the 99% and we are here to reclaim our democracy.

Already, hundreds of actions have sprung up around the country to show solidarity with the protesters in New York City. If you want to show your support for this people’s revolution, it’s imperative that you make time to participate in a local OWS event tomorrow…even if it’s just for 30 minutes, your presence will speak volumes.

If you’re not sure where your local OWS protest will gather tomorrow, search on www.november17.orgoccupytogether.org, or  pol.moveon.org/event/weare99 to find an event near you.

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5:21AM PST on Nov 27, 2011

Hi Michael Part II

If anyone dislikes how Occupy people function, align locally and offer ways for them to improve. In my view, heart centered Occupy people are THE way to bring a one world government that serves few at the expense of many to rest, and liberate kind people who choose to be set free.

Universal Power of The Oneness flowing through a critical mass of people, is the only Power to restore natural systems, and uplift people into a new world referred to by the ancients as 2012, and scientifically perceived to greatly alter EVOLution of One Consciousness, which entangles all creation and gives each of us the breath of life. Dr. Ervin Laszlo The Future of Our World. http://youtu.be/yF9KGm2SKJg

5:11PM PST on Nov 26, 2011

Hi Michael.

Dr. David Hawkins’ book, 'Power Versus Force,' unveils a Map of Consciousness, which reveals COURAGE is the threshold to enlightenment, or a greater reality.

I perceive every person is already enlightened however, Universal Power of enlightenment, or Power of The Oneness, Light, God or Other Name, is blocked by self limiting beliefs, and negative emotional energy in the subconscious.

I posted this message at http://www.occupycafe.org yesterday. The time is 'now' to unite in similarity which is this … WE now face our own extinction. This is not a dress rehearsal. Our species can choose to EVOLve beyond our differences, and awaken inside out to our whole Self, which is Universal Power of The Oneness, the only true Power to set us free in a new Earth Garden, or perish.

Our monetary system is sustained through debt, which encourages endless buying, which breeds excessive waste, beyond a finite planets ability to cope. Conflict between our human lifestyle and natural systems upon which our survival depends, spark us to unite and breakthrough into a new unified world of fair care share, OR perish in our differences, the fate of past civilizations that our Souls agreed to EVOLve BEYOND this lifetime.

If anyone dislikes how Occupy people function, align locally and offer ways for them to improve. In my view, heart centered Occupy people are THE way to bring a one world government that serves few at the expense of many to rest, and liberate eve

5:41PM PST on Nov 23, 2011

OK, we have proven our point, we can Occupy, now the people are waiting for their next step.

So by now, we should have a laundry lists of issues to address, I do. The question that remains is...have we what it takes to carry out this action or perhaps we should rephrase the question. Has the 1%, your rightwing overlords, taken enough from you to bring you to the fight.

Many have suggested that we do not have the stomach for such, and they are right. To take on the 1%, and Washington would require us to act as they have done, for so long. I believe that we view life, our lives and the lives of others as something sacred, something to be embraced, not just to be cast away like an old article of clothing.

For us to realize our goal, we would have to adopt the Arab Spring and make it our American Autumn. Once again the question that remains is...are you ready?

Join the Occupy Movement, down with the 1%, overthrow Washington.

5:22PM PST on Nov 23, 2011

Mikee C, You state that, "some of whom commute from the Philippines and New Zealand – make between $100,000 and $200,000 a year.", just not at your Chinese factory, right. What is your rate of pay, $10-12 per day?

Rose, You state that, "
America is not a democracy. It is a republic. Do some research & learn the difference.
" The next time you are watching your favorite propaganda machine, the Fox Fascist Snooze Channel, trying listening to what they say.
After all, isn't democracy what we were bring to Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Egypt, I wonder when it will make its way to America.

11:18AM PST on Nov 20, 2011

I heard a lll this same horsecrap during the civil rights marches and the VietNam war protests.

This won't work its too disruptive snotty goddamned hippies yaddah yaddah yaddah.
Thios movement isn't strictly about "give me a jopb'. Thats part of it. But some of us see we are slowly sliding into a fascist nation. The corporations are writing their own laws!!! They have been for about 20 years now. How can some of you not see this?? Its plains as the nose on your face!! They don't like us becoming fascist…..neither do I…..neither do many of your neighbors. They have a great plan and its working…….make us hate each other while each cheering for our own political party and while we are screaming names at each other they simply drag the country further and further across the line. Unless we upset the apple cart they will KEEP dragging it across the line. Is that what you want Rose?? Fascism?? OWS is trying to open up your eyes.

8:57PM PST on Nov 19, 2011

When you release hundreds of helium gas balloons into the air with some length of tinsel attached,I think they will interfere with cell phone reception.With hooks attached,they might cling to building walls & stay there! Imagine how good that will look for Xmas!

5:23AM PST on Nov 19, 2011

Thanks Beth!~

12:33AM PST on Nov 19, 2011

Thanks for the article.

5:06PM PST on Nov 18, 2011

nancy L.,

There are no jobs.

10:34AM PST on Nov 18, 2011

Nancy L.

What world do you live in? You remind me of most other uninformed Republicans. Do you live under a rock? Guess what? There are no jobs. It's on the news. You can listen to it, you can watch it. It's a fact, not fiction like you espouse. For God's sake, how many times do you have to tell a Republican to read, listen, fact check.

Also, the right to demonstrate is legal. It just happens to be in the Bill of Rights. You might want to read that one. It is a good read. You say that these people are breaking the law, blocking intersections. Gee, I guess that your husband's job has not been shipped overseas, I guess you never lost every penny of your retirement in the stock market because of banking failures. I guess that you have never lost your home because of predatory (illegal) lending practices. Guess what? Those 3 things really impede a person's right to LIFE, LIBERTY & THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. Maybe you haven't heard of that one either.


I am always bewildered by idiots who have never studied anything which they claim to know about and feel they have the right to comment on it. Get a damn education. Read something, watch some documentaries ("Inside Job" would help) if you can't read, and for God sake, fact check. It's easy to find the truth when you want to. But my guess is that you are a Republican because of family history and it is not because of knowledge. No mind of your own?

And Detlef K. You are the real pawn to

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