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Martin Luther King Supports Occupy Wall Street

MLK’s “I’ve been to the Mountaintop” speech speaks volumes to what the Occupiers are going through right now. Stay strong revolutionaries! The time has come for an idea that cannot be evicted. MLK even addresses economic sanctions of banks. When president Obama gave the go ahead to “balance” the Constitutional rights of the peaceful protesters with the cities’ municipal health/safety concerns. ... Read More »

Occupy Wall Street Evicted

I have to give it to all the conservatives who yelled and screamed about privacy issues when the Patriot Act was passed. Ben Franklin said: “Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security.” Privacy is gone. We will never get it back. Partly because communication technology has reached a critical mass. But also because we gave our government ... Read More »

Oakland’s Legal Advisor to Mayor Jean Quan Quits and Joins the 99%

In a tweet dated November 14th, Dan Siegel (@DanMSiegel), Mayor Quan’s legal advisor announced his resignation as of 2 A.M.  He called for the support of Occupy Oakland. According to his firm’s website, Siegel is a 1970 graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley.  He is a trial and appellate attorney who has taken part in ... Read More »

Occupy San Diego, San Francisco Raided

Reports from the Occupy San Diego Facebook page say that more than fifty officers of the San Diego Police Department and approximately fifteen San Diego County Sheriffs raided the occupation’s encampment early this morning.  Law enforcement was in riot gear. The protesters at the Civic Center Plaza were not ordered off the grass before the raid happened.  Tables, signs, sleeping ... Read More »

Oh Shi*

It’s no secret that life in the Navy is vastly different from the Army or Marines, and the same can be said for the Coast Guard and Air Force. But one thing that most of us that served can unanimously complain about its the lack of adequate toilet facilities. I mean come on, there are over 6,000 people on a ship and ... Read More »

OWS Has Been Denied

The courts have ruled against Occupy Wall St. Occupiers are allowed to stay in the park 24 hours a day but they cannot have tents. They can, however, have sleeping bags. And at least for tonight, they can sleep there. After all the miss steps that the NYPD have taken I can’t believe the courts would rule in the city’s ... Read More »

NYPD in Contempt of Court

Even though, the protesters have been given legal permission to return to Liberty Park and the NYPD refuses to obey the restraining order. When you become a police officer you take an oath. Here is a sample: “I (NAME) do swear that I will sell and truly serve our sovereign country and state as a police officer without favor or ... Read More »

Eviction Tuesday

It has been very aptly said: “You cannot evict an idea.” What I’ve observed through the night and through today in Manhattan reaffirms my belief that the symbolism of Occupy Wall St. is far more important then the physicality of it. We live in a very non physical time. Credit card transactions, arbitrage, virtual real estate, non-places (that look the ... Read More »

NYPD Violates a Judiciary Order

As I’m writing this the NYPD has refused to obey a judiciary ruling to let protesters back into the park. The NYPD is lined up outside holding batons and in riot gear. There are suspicions that plain clothes officers infiltrated the crowds last night to provoke violence. Occupy Toronto has also received an eviction order. Portland and Oakland have faced ... Read More »

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