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OWS Film Shows Support For Iraq Vet Attacked At Protest

OWS Film Shows Support For Iraq Vet Attacked At Protest

Throughout the two month history of the Occupy Wall Street movement, mainstream media has either flat-out ignored the demonstrations or worked to discredit them with ridicule, and in some cases, deliberate misinformation.

So it’s a good thing that OWS doesn’t need the mainstream media to spread its message. Young filmmakers, web designers, graphic artists, writers and others with unrestricted access to the internet have done a fine job of publishing accurate accounts in real time.

They’re also preserving an accurate history of this revolution for posterity through projects like Occupy The Movie.

Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Corey Ogilvie, Occupy The Movie seeks to weave viral vignettes, documenting each event that shapes the movement, with candid interviews of leading figures around the movement: academics, politicians, philosophers, economists – to answer this historical question.

“We are all Scott Olsen” is a new short film that documents an attack on Iraq veteran and Occupy protester by Oakland Police. This movie and others produced by the movement prove that no matter how the 1% attempts to block and pervert coverage of this movement, this is just the beginning, and we are all watching.

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8:27AM PST on Nov 21, 2011

bit long for the average American whose attention span of a gnat with the ability to sit through a brief, fun filled, grab your purse and run out and buy somethin' commerciaL

So it will be ...ignored!


4:48AM PST on Nov 20, 2011

Iran is having a fiest over America's troubles and the way they handle the 99%. We are no different than they and yet I thought we lived in a democratic America. Guess we are really showing them what democracy is really all about. The police are part of the 99%, but just don't realize it. They are taking the orders from the leaders of these cities and showing the rest of the world how America treats their peaceful demonstrators.

12:36AM PST on Nov 19, 2011

Thanks for the article.

6:12PM PST on Nov 18, 2011

Well done film...having John Kennedy words in the back ground shows to me that we have been coming to this time for a while now.
Other presidents told people what to watch for. .. before even Mr. Kennedy.
keep shining lights in the dark....Vote....support OWS in any way you can.
This is the American People country. Not the 1%'s.

1:07PM PST on Nov 18, 2011

It's obvious the right is scared of a real peoples movement and Fox leads their fear. Just like fox lead the Koch brothers funded fake movement by the Tea Party.

11:35AM PST on Nov 18, 2011

Excellant film..tad bit long for the average American whose attention span of a gnat with the ability to sit through a brief, fun filled, grab your purse and run out and buy somethin' commercial. I would cut some of the film, and focus on the pix of everyday people who have put down the remote, grabbed a coat and took to the streets. Who are the heroes here..the ones with robocop super military powers to smash heads or the peacefull ones being dragged off ?

11:20AM PST on Nov 18, 2011

The thing that is most telling was the speech by JFK overlaid on the video. It was pertinent then and it is even more so today.

We have, in this country, people that are willing to fight and die to protect our Constitution and our democratic republic and, unfortunately, we have those who put their personal interests above the greater good of this nation, it's people and it's Constitution.

Unfortunately, the people who oppose the good are currently the ones pulling the strings of the ones in power and their gullible shills amongst their victims.

7:12AM PST on Nov 18, 2011

Washington had better not piss off these American Military Vets. Giving what I have seen of the havoc that they were forced to create in Iraq and Afghanistan, they are uniquely poised to bring this Government down.

I have met with many recently returned Vets, and most are disillusioned by what they were forced to do, in the name of freedom and democracy, just to return to America to find it in disarray, broken and nearly bankrupt.

6:49AM PST on Nov 18, 2011

my comment asking how this site ignores or ridicules veterans was directed to the first poster Kelly W......

6:47AM PST on Nov 18, 2011

How does this site ridicule veterans? This film is extremely well done! Fox News makes my stomach turn! Thanks for doing this. Eerie using John F Kennedy's foreboding foretelling recitation. Things are a changing!

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