Submitted by Michael Kwiatkowski on Wed, 11/09/2011 - 9:14am
Ohio voters last night voted overwhelmingly against both Republican and Democrat corporate-favoring policies in a referendum. Senate Bill 5, passed by the Republican-dominated legislature and signed into law by Republican governor John Kasich, was shot down by sixty-one percent, too large a margin for the GOP to rig the vote count in its favor. Read below the fold...
Submitted by jest on Tue, 10/25/2011 - 10:55pm
2 protesters does not make much of an occupation, does it?
Plus, this take down won't make as much exciting video compared to tear gas & pepper spraying; though effective nonetheless.
When I try to tell people how sleazy, subtle, underhanded, sly, smart, and dangerous the Dems from Maryland are, they never understand. This is the kind of stuff they pull.
City Hall declares Occupy Baltimore's camping illegal Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Tue, 10/18/2011 - 7:23pm
[Part 1 of 2]
Part 2 of 2:
My activist friend, our young occupation friend and I left McDonald’s and walked the length of the sidewalk to the end of Zuccotti Park to Charley’s. The rain had stopped completely. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Sun, 10/16/2011 - 6:11pm
Less than 24 hours ago, sitting in a NYC Barnes & Noble cafe, a message popped up on my laptop from one of my brothers in California alerting me that there was a crisis with the Occupy Wall Street protest. Mayor Bloomberg was demanding the park be evacuated at 7am Friday morning for cleaning and some “NEW RULES” to be applied to the occupiers thereafter.
My mailbox began to fill up with alerts from a number of political organizations whose mailing lists I had somehow made it onto.
I checked the correntewire website and a headline urged anyone who could to get to Zuccotti Park by midnight. One of its links warned about possible arrest and advised bringing something to help recover from pepper spraying. Read below the fold...
Submitted by jest on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 11:21pm
Check this out from FDL:
Last year, Mark Miller ran for state representative with the Green Party in Massachusetts. In a two way race with a Democrat, he got 45% of the vote. Now, after that same Democrat got appointed to another job, he’s running again. The election is October 18, and Mark has already received the endorsement of the nurses’ union, the UAW, and Planned Parenthood, among other people and groups. He’s also raised more money than anyone else in the race (there are four candidate this time). Read below the fold...
Submitted by jest on Sat, 10/08/2011 - 12:54am
Here are some pics from Friday. I'm tired, so I don't have much to say.
Saturday will be a big day.
Nader is supposed to give a speech around noon-ish.
Glenn Beck will be in town on Sunday, so it'll be a good day to piss him off.
Barack Obama does not care about black people
They're here too. Read below the fold...
Submitted by jcasey on Thu, 10/06/2011 - 3:47am
Submitted by jcasey on Thu, 10/06/2011 - 3:41am
For several days I have been meaning to update you on what's happening in Austin, TX. Between RL and pre-event GA activities I've just been too damm busy.
Tomorrow Today is the big day for Occupy Austin. Starting at 10am the 99% is occupying the City Hall block, with a General Assembly planned for 3pm CST. The Assembly will be live streamed at a link you can find on the OA web site. The AFL-CIO is showing up in support. Most people attending seem to be under 30, but the number from all walks of life in terms of age, gender, class, and vocation has grown with every GA. Read below the fold...
Submitted by jest on Sat, 10/01/2011 - 1:28pm
h/t David Swanson
On September 21st, 2011, Troy Davis, an innocent man, was murdered by the state of Georgia. Troy Davis was one of the 99 percent.
Ending capital punishment is our one demand.
On September 21st, 2011, the richest 400 Americans owned more wealth than half of the country's population.
Ending wealth inequality is our one demand.
On September 21st, 2011, four of our members were arrested on baseless charges.
Ending police intimidation is our one demand.
On September 21st, 2011, we determined that Yahoo lied about occupywallst.org being in spam filters. Read below the fold...
Ending corporate censorship is our one demand.
Submitted by okanogen on Mon, 09/05/2011 - 5:13pm
Submitted by JuliaWilliams on Mon, 08/15/2011 - 1:04pm
Well, Rocky just sent the Ds a "Dear John" letter. The best part for me was this:
"Though he doesn't have plans to run for office, Anderson said he would be interested in working with others to form a new party." Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Sat, 07/23/2011 - 6:52pm
As far as I am concerned, it is a time for celebration.
Cenk Uygur escaped this week with his soul and his scalp from MSNBC. One way of celebrating may be to take a sledge hammer to your television. Just a thought.
I so wanted to dig into an angry blog about MSNBC, its false-left propagandizing of the Trojan Horse for oligarchs, Obama, its demonizing of only half of the Congressional rabid rat bastard criminal political class in Washington, and its attempt to neuter Cenk of his search for and assertion of truth to power.
But, alas, I had totally stopped watching MSNBC when Rachel Maddow so heartbreakingly jumped the shark a serious while ago by becoming head cheerleader, part time sycophant, for Obama. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:31am
I want to acknowledge Peter Falk’s passing this past week in light of his Columbo TV character’s being a POPULIST icon.
I celebrate him for Columbo, relentless nemesis to the Gucci’d “above the law” types who tried to use power and money to cavalierly escape responsibility for profound crimes against humankind. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Randall Kohn on Tue, 06/28/2011 - 2:23am
Submitted by libbyliberal on Tue, 05/24/2011 - 4:18pm
(531 Obama-dumping days until 2012 election-Hugh's Obama's Scandals List)
Kucinich is one of the VERY few in the belly of the beast -- that horror chamber of mostly profoundly pimped out and betraying representatives -- who is still asserting truth to power.
Can Americans of conscience stand behind him seriously enough to create a ground swell for the 2012 Presidency? Can Kucinich transcend a political party that has so profoundly sold out the welfare of millions of struggling citizens? Read below the fold...