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December 2011 Blog Posts (27)

The Failure of the US Federal Reserve System

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…

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Added by tony human on December 31, 2011 at 6:42pm — 3 Comments

Gifts for the 1%..LOL

GIFTS FOR THE 1%

Avoid the riff-raff of middle-class X-mas shoppers and Occupy protesters by shopping online…

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Added by Margaret on December 31, 2011 at 9:49am — No Comments

A Ning community to occupy, share & connect – quickly

A Ning community to occupy, share & connect – quickly

At Ning, we’ve long believed in providing a platform enabling…

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Added by MOD on December 30, 2011 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Merry Christmas from the 12/12 Port Blockade

A Daily Kos post this week, "Port of Los Angeles…

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Added by Terry Bain on December 24, 2011 at 12:12am — No Comments

Oakland Mayor Announces $100,000 Independent Probe of Police Actions During Occupy Protests

Oakland Mayor Announces $100,000 Independent Probe of Police Actions During Occupy Protests

By: Brian Shields - Wed, 21 Dec 2011 16:45:59 -0800

OAKLAND (KRON) -- Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is primising "a public and transparent process" for a new independent panel she's setting up to investigate how the…
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Added by MOD on December 22, 2011 at 12:57am — No Comments

San Antonio Police arrest Occupy S.A. protesters

  • METRO -- San Antonio Park Police take inventory at the Occupy San Antonio site after the group was ordered to vacate their space at a historic building by the Tower of the Americas in HemisFair Park, Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. Three members of the group were arrested after they refuse to vacate. JERRY LARA/glara@express-news.net Photo: San Antonio Express-News, JERRY LARA / SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

    METRO -- San Antonio Park Police take inventory at the Occupy San Antonio site after the group was ordered to vacate their space at a historic building by the Tower of the Americas in HemisFair Park, Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. Three members of the group were arrested…

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Added by MOD on December 19, 2011 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Father Christmas, Give Me, I Have Sinned!

Added by fishychick on December 18, 2011 at 6:43am — No Comments

$29 trillion Federal Reserve Bailout

"The bottom line: a Federal Reserve bailout commitment in excess of $29 trillion."

 

Aricle Here

Added by Terry Bain on December 17, 2011 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Dallas police officer Jimmy Hollis gets a one day suspension for shoving an #OccupyDallas protestor off a planter and then arresting him for "Assault on a Public Servant."

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,…

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Added by MOD on December 16, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

AP Headline: 1 in 2 Americans now Poor or Low Income

"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."


Article Here

Added by Terry Bain on December 15, 2011 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Occupy Boise Spits in the Face Of Most Idahoans

http://occupyboise.org/archives/1489

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…

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Added by fishychick on December 15, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Two Oakland cops reassigned pending probe of beanbag shooting of Occupy photographer

(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…

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Added by MOD on December 13, 2011 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Port Shutdown 12/12: The Day After

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…

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Added by Terry Bain on December 13, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

It Looks Like Syria Is Next! This Is Nuts!!

WRH IS SPOT ON AGAIN!



http://whatreallyhappened.com/

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/150650#.Tud1jZez4Th

AND IT SURE LOOKS LIKE BOLTON IS TRYIIN TO START WW3...THIS DRONE WAS IN IRANIAN…

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Added by Margaret on December 13, 2011 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Occupy protesters discupt West Coast ports

"(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…

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Added by Terry Bain on December 12, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

12 Reasons to Shut Down the Port of Oakland on December 12

"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."

Article Here

Added by Terry Bain on December 11, 2011 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Iraq War Vet Scott Olsen to Longshoremen: Please Honor Picket Line

"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…

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Added by Terry Bain on December 9, 2011 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Indefinite Detention of American Citizens: Coming Soon to Battlefield U.S.A.

Indefinite Detention of American Citizens: Coming Soon to Battlefield U.S.A.…

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Added by MOD on December 9, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Port Shutdown: News Blackout Breaking Down

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…

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Added by Terry Bain on December 8, 2011 at 6:35pm — No Comments

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