Occupy America Social Network
The US Federal Reserve System is the most powerful central bank in history and the dominant force in the US economy today. The Fed is often described as having a dual mandate to provide price stability and to reduce unemployment. The Fed is also expected to act as lender of last resort in a financial panic and is required to regulate banks, especially those deemed “too big to fail”. The Fed also represents the US in central bank meeting venues such as the G20 and the Bank for International…Continue
GIFTS FOR THE 1%
Avoid the riff-raff of middle-class X-mas shoppers and Occupy protesters by shopping online…
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Oakland Mayor Announces $100,000 Independent Probe of Police Actions During Occupy Protests
By: Brian Shields - Wed, 21 Dec 2011 16:45:59 -0800
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"The bottom line: a Federal Reserve bailout commitment in excess of $29 trillion."
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Seems like forever ago, but it was just last month that Stephen Benavides spent a few days in county lock-up on charges of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest during that Occupy Dallas protest at the downtown Bank of America. But then,…Continue
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"Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of Americans — nearly 1 in 2 — have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low income."
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I tried to keep a sense of humor about this. I tried to get involved. I went in looking for common ground, they assumed I was "one of them" and spewed insults about "Tea Party" people. I tried dropping LARGE hints, like re-writing a song to be kind and funny rather than divisive. Never did they welcome us as part of the 99%, it was always jabs and insults. I tried just walking away and…Continue
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(12-13) 18:11 PST OAKLAND -- An Oakland police officer who shot an Occupy protester with a beanbag last month as the demonstrator took video of officers in riot gear has been removed from street duty along with his supervisor, pending an investigation, said sources familiar with the matter.
Police officials have released few details about the Nov. 3 incident in which Scott Campbell, 30, was hit in the leg with a nonlethal beanbag. The Oakland resident uploaded his…Continue
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Armchair quarterbacks are hard at work, on the day after the 12/12 Port shutdown. One change seems to be obvious - there are no reports of protesters critically hospitalized by police. That is certainly a step in the right direction. Non-violent protest has become more of a two-way street, today.
A UK Telegraph…Continue
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WRH IS SPOT ON AGAIN!
AND IT SURE LOOKS LIKE BOLTON IS TRYIIN TO START WW3...THIS DRONE WAS IN IRANIAN…Continue
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This is a MUST read http://www.iamthewitness.com/DarylBradfordSmith_Rothschild.htm…Continue
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"(CNN) -- Protesters chanting, "Whose port? Our port!" protested at West Coast ports on Monday, temporarily shutting down some of the facilities in a protest against what they called corporate greed.
The protesters, affiliated with the nationwide "Occupy" movement, set out in the pre-dawn hours in Oakland, California; Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon, to shut down ports in an effort to "disrupt the economic machine that benefits the wealthiest individuals and…Continue
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"Here in Oakland, we have captured the international imagination by organizing across lines of race and class, by standing up to police brutality, and by mobilizing to shut down the third-largest West Coast port on November 2, 2011."
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"Please honor our Occupy picket lines. United we are stronger. As you say in your union, “AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL.” The only ones who will tell you otherwise are those that want to continue profiting off your backs. You all work hard at a dangerous job. You deserve to see something out of that.
"I plan on standing tall again on December 12, and I look forward to standing with our longshoremen. PLEASE DO THE LABOR MOVEMENT PROUD LIKE YOU’VE DONE BEFORE AND HONOR…Continue
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News of the West Coast Port Shutdown is beginning to trickle past the usual blackout into the mainstream media. A Google News search shows articles about the 12/12 port blockade spiking well above previous levels.
Since ignoring the effort was not making the Money Power's latest problems go away, tactics seem to have changed to trying…Continue
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