#OWS Rolling Update + US Revolution RECAP

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CORRUPTION is the common enemy, both in government and in the private sector.  ELECTORAL REFORM is the singular demand.  COALITION CABINET is the method.  INTEGRITY is the core value.  COMMONWEALTH RESTORED is the outcome.

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OccupyWallStreet (Home Site)

Original Electoral Reform Documents (Updated)

We the People Reform Coalition

 

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25 March 2012

Penn Badgley Thinks The Hunger Games Works As an OWS Metaphor

OWS Protesters March in New York Against NYPD’s ‘Brutality’

NYC: Surveillance Video Catches Occupy Protester Dumping Giant Tub of Human Feces Inside ATM Lobby… (Warning Disturbing)

OWS Still Strapped For Cash As May Day Approaches

Black Power and OWS

Occupy Consciousness: The American Spring arrives

4 March 2012

Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Wrecking Ball’ doesn’t represent Occupy Wall Street generation

Chomsky: Occupy Movement vs. Atomized, Disintegrated Society

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3 March 2012

Can Occupy pull off a general strike?

Occupy May Seem To Be Receding, But Look Closer

Occupy Groups Get Funding

A group of business leaders—including Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and former Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg—are planning to pour substantial funds into the Occupy Wall Street movement in hopes of sustaining the protests and fostering political change.

Phi Beta Iota:  whether intended or not, this appears more like the marginalization of Occupy, not its revitalization.   They never understood the timing or the constellation of forces that favored direct FOCUSED political action (Electoral Reform Act of 2012).  Congress has heaved a huge sigh of relief.  The show goes on.

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21 January 2012

AMERICA OCCUPIES THE CAPITAL

Occupy Wall Street West Ends Hibernation in Quest to Right America

Huge photo essay.

National Day of Action to ‘Occupy the Courts’ on 2 Year Anniversary of Citizens United Ruling

Inside and outside of courthouses in 46 states and 130 cities across the country, members of Occupy Wall Street and thousands of other concerned citizens will meet the two year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC with creative protest.

Occupy Wall Street in ‘winter hibernation’ as donations dwindle and weather gets icy 

Look for OWS protesters to make themselves heard at both the Republican and Democratic conventions, he said.

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12 January 2012

OWS America’s most significant social movement in decades’

Occupy movement calls for worldwide general strike on May Day

Occupy O.C. protesters opt for a peaceful approach

#OccupyNigeria General Strike Enters Fourth Day

Occupy Wall Street protesters return to NYC Zuccotti Park

Occupy Wall Street Branches Out After Regaining Its Home Base

 2 Jan 2012

LIVE: OWS New Year’s Eve Festivities

Occupy protest follows 123rd annual Rose Parade

Will arrests end the OWS in the US?

U.S. arrests 5,800 Occupy protesters [since Sep 2011]

OWS is going to be what the people make it

The Essential Lies Underneath Occupy Wall Street

OWS rejects US politics of war

Occupy the NH Primary

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31 Dec 2011

25 best Occupy photos of 2011 [not really–above is 1 of the best, and here alongside is the other]

The ‘Occupy’ movement lives

Tea party, OWS test the middle

US seeks to ‘terrorize’ OWS protesters

‘Occupy’ protests target Republicans in Iowa

OWS: How Cash Has Corrupted Congress

Opinion: Occupy Wall Street brought economic injustice out into the open

Protester Defends Flag-Burning at Occupy Charlotte

28 Dec 2011

Grassroots movement here to stay

Protesters file for permit to “Occupy Congress” Jan. 17

OWS wants transparency in US politics

US: Outraged Popular Movement Occupies Iowa Caucus

Lonely And Cold, Iowa ‘Occupiers’ Seem Ill-Equipped To Take Over Caucus

OWS: A Protest Against a Broken Economic Compact

Occupy Nerds Building Their Own Facebook Alternative

Twitter Subpoena Reveals Law Enforcement Monitoring OWS Via Social Media

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23 Dec 2011

Cities that broke up Occupy camps now face lawsuits over free speech, use of force

Occupy’s 2012 Agenda: Visiting Campaign Cities

Occupiers Use New Tactics

Phi Beta Iota:  Our current understanding of Occupy philosophy is that it completely eschews any and all violations of the law.  Those violating any law should be considered provocateurs rather than true Occupiers.

Occupy Berkeley camp cleared by police

Occupy London activists free to stay at St Paul’s until January

Occupy Albany Camp Dismantled As Police Pepper Spray Protesters

Yearender: Occupy Wall Street rings alarm over U.S. inequality

Occupy Wall Street’s Legacy: Now Up to the Voters

Phi Beta Iota:  The Atlantic is not a reliable source.  It has sold out to the two-party tyranny concept, and is a front for Democratic Party pap.  It has no clue what it actually going on within Occupy, to include Occupy’s firm rejection of Van Jones and ACORN and their attempt to co-opt / penetrate Occupy.

Below:  Past Updates, US Revolution RECAP

22 Dec 2011

Seed and Blossom: Reflections on Occupy Oakland

‘OWS scares US ruling elite’

OWS activist debuts the “OccuCopter”

Occupy protesters sue over free speech, force

Tents still up at Occupy Albany at winter deadline

Two dozen Occupy Berkeley protesters remain despite eviction notice

A Cynicism That Veils Hope: Why More Americans Should Support Occupy Wall Street

What? Me Worry?
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Mon-Fri 21-25 Nov 2011OWS: Too Big to FailAn idea whose time has come resonates globally. November 17 marked two months since beginning in New York. Earlier Middle East and European protests inspired it. Now it’s spreading everywhere across North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania.Occupy Wall Street redefines integrityOWS Epitaph: A Small End To A Small Movement

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OWS: Apartheid Wall Comes Full CircleThe difference between OWS and VietnamThe Vietnam protest movement had a clear goal. So far as anyone can tell, the Occupy movement has none.   . . .  The real problem with the OWS movement is its political naiveté.Occupy LA Shut Down: 72-Hour Warning May Be Given Soon To Pack Up City Hall EncampmentOccupy Montreal protesters detained as camp clearedOccupy movement inspires rise in U.S. campus activism

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Stinkin’ Unions. Stinkin’ OWS

Fri 18 Nov 2011Bloomberg: OWS Protests “Just An Opportunity For A Bunch Of Unions To Complain”Phi Beta Iota:  This is Bloomberg’s second Marie Antoinette moment.  Matt Taibbi reported the first.Bloomberg’s big mistake: He should never have uprooted Occupy Wall Street from their Zuccotti Park hub We Are The Future of OccupyPhi Beta Iota:  Above is special — read it!Robert Steele: Video 6 Minutes on Occupy and Presidency 2012 via Russia Today TV and YouTubeJosh Kilbourn: Jeannie Dean, Los Angeles ActivistJosh Kilbourn: DHS & Other STATE Bodies vs OWSMini-Me: Civil Disobedience Emerges as Strong ThemeJohn Robb: Occupy as a Global Contagion for GoodOWS’ Eviction Doesn’t Matter, Their Incoherence DoesThank OWS for defeating the GOP super-committeeOccupy Memphis, tea party members meetWhy Occupy Wall Street will keep up the fightOWS Protesters Find Support During March To BrooklynFormer Captain Ray Lewis Charged With Three Violations After OWS Protest; More Photos Of His ArrestOWS video: NYPD arrest Philly police retired captain Raymond LewisThe bizarre history of the OWS counter-protesters

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Thu 17 Nov 2011Who Is Occupy Wall Street? Protesters Speak Out on Why They JoinedThe Future of Occupy Wall StreetOccupy Wall Street: The Next Chapter‘OWS lost opportunity to capture presidency 2012’Retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis Arrested At OWS, Calls NYPD Rationale ‘A Farce’NYPD blast LRAD sound cannons at OWSMass arrests at Occupy Wall Street protestsHundreds Arrested As Protesters Clash With NYPDOWS Day of Action: Police vs People (PHOTO, VIDEO)Dramatic photos from worldwide ‘Occupy’ protestsYoung Rapper’s Occupy Wall Street Video: It’s About Equality, Kids’ FutureTo demand or not to demand? That is the ‘Occupy’ questionOccupy Wall Street Pre Dawn Raid: A Photojournalist’s AccountOccupy Wall Street Evicted by $174.5 Million Subsidized FirmOccupy Wall Street protesters cross into Md. on way to DCCornel West visits Occupy Oakland to speak about the future of the movementHerman Cain says OWS out to “destroy” America

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Mon 14 Nov 2011Occupy Wall Street Finds Goldman Sachs Guilty In Mock TrialPhi Beta Iota:  Reminds us of The Trial of Henry Kissinger.  We will see more of this.  Truth and Reconciliation starts with Truth made public.Occupy vows to ‘shut down Wall St.’Protesters hope to shut down New York’s Wall StreetUnions and OWS openly together at last: “Day of Action” planned for next weekThe Imaginative Power of 99% Politics: Occupy Wall Street Spreads UptownObama’s “Occupy” Gambit: Another Populist Election Theme Backfires!A Place to Occupy and Get Results (Occupy Congress)The evidence is tough to ignore. Beyond specific examples broadcast on Sunday by “60 Minutes,” studies led by Alan J. Ziobrowski of Georgia State University have found that stock portfolios modeled on those of United States senators and representatives beat the market each year by more than 10 percentage points and six percentage points, respectively.How will Occupy strategize to combat violence, health concerns?The movement is believed to be at a crucial stage right now. Colder weather is setting in. The willingness of public officials to accommodate the movement is at odds with their desire to protect public health and safety. And concerns about violence at the gatherings are reaching new levels.Occupy the future (Jeffrey Sachs)On waking up AmericaThe uncertain future of Occupy Wall StreetOccupy charges ordered dismissed, records expungedInteractive Map: United They Fall? Occupy Canada, one month on

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Sun 13 Nov 2011Latest Developments in the Occupy ProtestsOccupy Wall Street Protesters Shifting to College CampusesOccupy Wall Street insists it’s not political, at least for nowTide is turning against OWSOccupy Wall Street and the Scent of RevolutionControlled anger is a sign that the people are serious.  . . .The temper of the times seems similar outside the protests themselves. Two weeks ago I posted a Huffington Post article which mentioned “There is a huge sense across America that the rich are increasing their cruelty far beyond the point necessary to live lives of obscene privilege.”Before posting I asked several readers if I was going overboard with the word “cruelty.” All said “No.” The reaction was so uniform I became curious, and showed the article to over 20 people. Every one said “cruelty” was the right word — and every face had the same expression: a cold hard anger. It was faintly eerie.Occupy Oakland Cop Condemns Brutality, Calls OWS ‘Our Birmingham’ [VIDEO]OWS Receives Flu Shots From Doctors And NursesAnarchist Letter to Occupy Oakland (OO)Phi Beta Iota:  There is a failure of leadership on all sides.  If anyone in the government had integrity, they would recognize that Epoch B is inevitable and the best thing they could do is nurture the transition.  Similarly, Occupy so hell bent on kum-ba-ya slow process, it refuses to see the obvious: election integrity as the center of gravity for both fund-raising and efficacy.  While this website advocates legal, ethical, non-violent approaches to the present crisis, it merits observation that both Martin Luther King and Gandhi believed that violence was preferable to passivity.  The “powers that be” are still arrogant and oblivious.  They won the class war, they have lost the culture war, and therein lies the story of history.Zen and the Art of Occupy Wall StreetOccupy Wall Street is many things, but one thing it’s not is partisanLabor’s Choice after Ohio: To Lead or Follow OWSDeaths Have Cities Calling for OWS ShutdownOccupy protesters defy eviction order in OregonOccupy Portland protest sites emptying outNOTICE OF VIOLATIONS AND DEMAND TO CEASE VIOLATIONS (Oakland)Fox Panel Bashes OWS As ‘Toxic,’ ‘Marxist,’ ‘Anti-Democratic And Un-American’VIDEO: Cornel West Chris Hedges at Goldman Sachs Mock Trial Occupy Wall St Nov 3 2011 people’s hearingSat 12 Nov 2011Who Is Occupy Wall Street?Phi Beta Iota:  The NYT was corrupted long ago and no longer has journalists, only fillers for their news hole.  OWS is us – we are the 99% whether we align ourselves with OWS or not.  OWS is our soul struggling to make a comeback.  See Matt Taibbi’s piece of Thu 10 Nov 2011 and the extract there.OWS Prepares for Winter HibernationLatest developments in the Occupy protestsCall to occupy Iowa caucuses draws little interestOfficials crack down on Occupy Wall Street camps around the country

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Thu 10 Nov 2011How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the OWS Protests (Matt Taibbi)This is a visceral, impassioned, deep-seated rejection of the entire direction of our society, a refusal to take even one more step forward into the shallow commercial abyss of phoniness, short-term calculation, withered idealism and intellectual bankruptcy that American mass society has become. If there is such a thing as going on strike from one’s own culture, this is it.Occupy San Diego sues police; Occupy Berekley battles police

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters interrupt Bachmann speech

OWS Supporters Try to Close Bank Accounts — But Find Inexplicable $0.01 Balance

Robert Steele: Electoral Reform Update (YouTube)

Robert Steele: Electoral Reform Summit

Center for Election Science Comments on Electoral Reform Act of 2012 – Integrated Into Drafts 3.8 & 3.9

Ronnie Reprise: On Democracy & Technology


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9 Nov 2011 PM

Occupy Wall Street protesters pass through Newark on way to Washington

Occupy Wall Street on the move: walking from N.Y. to Washington

O.W.S. adopts new decision-making model

O.W.S. pros outweigh cons

OWS Versus the Tea Party Is Comparing Apples to Koch

Occupy Portland: City tightening pincers on camp; electeds and business community looking for an end

Reference: People Before Parties – Recommendations for Electoral Reform – Final Consensus Document of Occupy Working Group for NYC General Assembly

Video: Occupy DC Targets Economy and Militarism

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Wed 9 Nov 2011 AM

Video: Occupy DC Targets Economy and Militarism

Election results 2011: Voters signal that GOP overreached

What Occupy Wall Street got right

OWS Highlights Real Problem: Corporations Run Amok

Iranian Ayatollah: OWS A Sign Of The 12th Imam

Towards the general strike: Week of protest called in Madrid

Police move against Occupy protesters in Canada

Reject Occupy Wall Street (Zionists)

Are police becoming militarized?

Occupy Tucson Faces $500,000 in Fines

Occupy Denver’s search for a leader goes to the dogs

Occupy Protests Plagued by Reports of Sex Attacks, Violent Crime

John Steiner: Occupy Meets the US Constitution

John Steiner: Public Intelligence App Hypothes.is

Petition (Udall): Net Neutrality Going Down

Reference: What Is the One Thing? On Democracy

Tue 8 Nov 2011

Can campaign finance reform unite OWS?

Reference: Rigged Elections & The Antidote

#Occupy Open Space Activities (Tom Atlee)

The Audacity of Occupy Wall Street (Richard Kim)

Over 10,000 Protesters Circle White House — Why?

NOW SEEKING Electoral Reform Points of Contact, One for Each Occupy, Each Congressional District

Chuck Spinney: Defense Lies, Big Lies, Super Lies

Winslow Wheeler: Military Spending versus Competence

DefDog: CIA Decides Who to Blow Up – Without Having Any Idea Who They Are…

Phi Beta Iota:  Roughly 80% of what is done “in our name” is evil, expensive, and not necessary–that includes the 50% of agruiculture, defense, energy, intelligence, health, justice/prisons et al that is out and out waste, fraud, and abuse.

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Mon 7 Nov 2011 PM

Ending two-party tyranny

Seniors Join Occupy Chicago, Protest Cuts To Medicare, Social Security (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

It is not about OWS, it is about Financial Tyranny! Part 2

Occupy Oakland’s new target – foreclosed buildings

ACORN Front Group Destroys Evidence of OWS Ties

House Oversight Chairman Calls for Probe into ACORN Role in Occupy Wall Street

As radicalism creeps in, credibility retreats from OWS

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Mon 7 Nov 2011 AM

Graphic: American Disparities

Bad Moon Rising (Burning Platform)

Bill Clinton Offers Occupy Wall Street Myopic Advice

How to Liberate America (David Korten)

And Congress’ Rich Get Richer

Jack Abramoff: The lobbyist’s playbook

What is Occupy”  (John Robb)

Jeremy Rifkin on Global Issues and the Future of our Planet

Local Money Creates Wealth Outside the Bubble

Robert Steele: In Praise of Eva Waskill & New Book by Gordon Cook, “The Privatization of Democracy”

Reference: The Privatization [Corruption] of Democracy – Honoring & Documenting the Work of Eva Waskell

Sun 6 Nov 2011

Latest developments in the Occupy protests occurring in places around the world

OWS Demonstration Leads To Scuffles With Police, Arrests

Occupy Portland: We aren’t responsible for vandalism

Occupy Seattle Rallies, Many Close Their Big Bank Accounts

‘Occupy Atlanta’ Protesters Plan to Camp at Park Despite Arrests

What Occupy Wall Street is getting totally wrong

OWS: Yes, we are anti-capitalist!

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Sat 5 Nov 2011

Occupy Wall Street: The origins of an occupation

Occupy Wall Street Protest Reaches a Crossroads

It’s Not That Complicated — Thank You, Occupy Wall Street

OWS needs to take responsibility for crowds’ actions

 

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Occupy Movement may not agree on what it wants, but knows how to ‘get it’

VIDEO: Occupy DC protestors march on Washington

Occupy L.A. protesters march to mark so-called Bank Transfer Day

The General Strike Is A Teachable Moment For Families

Oakland’s General Strike: Largely Peaceful

650,000 Switched to Credit Unions in October (OWS Score!)

Thu-Fri 3-4 Nov 2011

Occupy Wall Street – A Growing Force?

ORC International’s Tracking Results Shows Awareness of Movement Continues to Grow

Is OWS in danger of losing Middle America?

Two new polls offer conflicting answers, but there may be a way to reconcile them that provides a path forward

‘Occupy’ Movement Threat Level Elevated to ‘High’ for November 5th Weekend

Phi Beta Iota:  This is a remarkably stupid press release.  If its sponsor had a brain, he’d be using his software to flag coherence within the Occupy movement.  It is not a threat.  Anyone that does not get that is part of the problem.

Occupy protesters disavow Oakland violence

Phi Beta Iota:  Occupy needs to do more – it must self-police and make immediate citizens arrests of anyone doing violence or causing property damage.  This includes undercover cops who need to be outed to the media as instigators of violence and damage used to justify police represssion.

Oakland’s General Strike: Largely Peaceful

US military veterans heed Occupy rallying cry

Berkeley teachers, students join Occupy Movement at general strike

Robert Steele: 6 Minutes on Electoral Reform to Occupy Working Group in NYC on 30 Oct 2011

FRAUD ALERT: Mini-Me: OccupyParty.org Bloomberg Act III?

OWS protesters have strange ideas about fairness

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Wed 2 Nov 2011 PM

Overheard on CNN.com: OWS is already a success

#OWS: The brand leaders cannot afford to ignore

Cannes, France: I can sense very clearly here at Cannes that this is the moment “the masses” start shaping the policy response to the global financial crisis.

Lies Is Lies: The Organized Smear Campaign Against OWS

OWS: What are the authorities afraid of?

Oakland becomes center stage for OWS movement

Oakland general strike brings labor, students, teachers into streets

Oakland Businesses Go ‘Cash-Only’ In Support of General Strike

Barricades Removed Near Struggling Restaurant at Occupy Wall Street Protests

Occupy Wall Street’s latest converts: the 1 percent?

OWS@TNS: Bringing Occupy Wall Street into the Classroom

OWS activist says ACORN paying homeless people to attend protest

Occupy Conn College: The OWS movement influences formation of CC Dissent

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Wed 2 Nov 2011 AM

An Open Letter to the Occupiers from a Veteran Troublemaker

Occupy Wall Street as a fight for “real democracy”

How to Frame Yourself: A Framing Memo for Occupy Wall Street

OCCUPYING THE OCCUPIERS — KEEPING THE TROOPS BUSY

The real Wall Street occupation is online

A New Declaration of Independence [List of Minimal Demands]

Oakland braces for strike, marches. Can Occupy protesters close the port?

Occupy Philly, Jobs for Justice Call for General Strike Today at Noon

As Occupy Baltimore rape charge fizzles, security and homeless issues remain

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Tue 1 Nov 2011 PM

Venessa Miemis: Occupy Wall Street – Terrain Shifts

OWS: Protest movement is growing

OWS protest turns on G20 summit in France

Occupy Wall Street protesters anti-Obama and plan to skip 2012 election, Fordham poll finds  

Phi Beta Iota:  This will mean another election in which the “winner” garners 30% of the total eligible vote, and is neutered on day one, never mind which side of the two-party tyranny they represent.

New Yorkers continue to support OWS, consider Tea Party more influential

Bloomberg to OWS: Congress caused the mortgage crisis, not the banks

Phi Beta Iota:  While Congress and the White House lacked the integrity to keep America’s financial house in order, it was 200 pages of lobbyist written deregulation inserted into the bill five minutes before the vote that brought us down.    Bloomberg is being disingenious (dishonest) in his depiction.

Tue 1 Nov 2011 AM

PROOF that Oakland PD infiltrated #OWS

Occupy Wall Street turns to pedal power

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Mon 31 Oct 2011 PM

Occupy Strike Plans to Shut Down City of Oakland on Wednesday

Latest developments in the global Occupy protests

Police erase Occupy Richmond tent site

TRENDING: Activists propose ‘shutting down’ candidate offices during Iowa caucuses

Phi Beta Iota:  This is a a preamble to shutting down individual Governors, Senators, and Represenatives if and when Occupy comes together on demanding an Electoral Reform Act of 2012.

Tenn. agrees to stop arresting Occupy protesters

Occupy Veterans Movement Growing Across U.S.

Phi Beta Iota:  Our troops are coming home – they are angry and they are armed.  They are also part of the 99%.

Occupy Kansas City: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Shameful Misbehavior

Mon 31 Oct 2011 AM

Scott Olsen Cannot Talk, General Strike Nov. 2!

Phi Beta Iota:  Not quite a soccer mom torching herself on the steps of City Hall, but close.  The establishment cannot win this one – despite some gross misbehavior by some of the Occupy Wall Street elements, on balance Epoch B is now established.

Occupy Oakland plans general strike

Occupy Oakland makes plans for citywide general strike

Police Violence Sparks General Strike Idea Within ‘Occupy Wall Street’

OWS Spurs “Largest Mobilization of Pro-Bono Lawyers” in 40 years

Ron Paul on OWS

Phi Beta Iota:  There are actually four groups within OWS we have identified:  anarchists and undercover provocateurs that are destructive; local only activists; constitutional amendment activists, and single unifying action activists, within which we believe the electoral reform element will shine for the simple reason that it is the only thing all Independents, members of the 63 parties blocked from ballot access, and moderates in the existing two-party fraud can agree upon.

Occupy Wall Street and media ethics

Bike-Powered Generators: A New Source of Electricity for Occupy Wall Street

Marcus Aurelius: OWS – Crapping on the Flag

Tom Atlee: #Occupy Weekly Sparks = We Can Do It All

Trip Report: OWS NY Meeting on Electoral Reform

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Sun 30 Oct 2011

Today: Electoral Reform Hand-Outs being passed out in NYC, Oakland, Los Angeles, possibly Boston.   Tomorrow in Trenton, Baltimore, and DC.  The Electoral Reform Act Road Trip has begun.  National working group meets on Electoral Reform 3-5 today at 60 Wall Street.

What do they want? It’s simple.

What Occupy Wall Street Wants, in 30 Seconds

+ VIDEO: “Occupy Wall Street Commercial” 

Occupy protesters hold rallies across state

Snow and tough police action fail to deter OWS

Police storm OWS San Diego in predawn raid, journalists arrested

60 Wall Street: The Real Headquarters Of OWS

Occupy Valley protesters aim to ‘awaken the people’

Midwest OWS protesters seek to highlight foreclosure mess

Occupy Nashville protesters steadfast after two nights of arrests

After the Wall Street Protests: How to change America’s political direction

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Sat 29 Oct 2011

Electoral Reform Meeting in NYC 3-5 pm Sunday 30 Oct

Egyptians march from Tahrir Square to support Occupy Oakland protestors

Oakland crackdown backfires: the genie is out of the bottle

Herman Cain to OWS – “Go Home and Get a Job and Get a Life.”

Phi Beta Iota:  He has self-destructed.  Myopia and ideological idiocy have destroyed whatever chance he might have had of capturing the Republican nomination.  From where we sit, Jon Huntsman now has the lead.  Romney and Perry will expose one another’s nakedness.  Ron Paul might still win the Republican nomination – whether he or Jon Huntsman wins it, the other should run as an Independent, in our view.

Occupy Wall Street: Hidden Victories and Hidden Allies

AP: Latest Developments in the Global Occupy Protests

USA: Crackdown on protesters raises questions of what’s at stake

Spanish protesters’ vision of change focuses on what people can do together

Does a Criminal Organization Have Links to Occupy Wall Street and the President?

Phi Beta Iota:  ACORN and Van Jones could be infiltrators for the Democratic Party – OWS needs a strong counter-intelligence and self-policing element.

Occupy Wall Street: Like the Tea Party it Should Be Taken Seriously

Phi Beta Iota:  As Brother Chuck shows below, the Tea Party is not serious and no one has any business comparing Occupy Wall Street, which is a movement, with the Tea Party, which is a front.

Chuck Spinney: Manufacturing Dissent – The Rise of the Tea Party as an Elite Front – Opposite of OWS

John Robb: Links Centered on #OWS

Karl Marx, Libertarians, & OWS: End STATE Power RECAP

Seth Godin: If Committees [Politicians] Told the Truth…

Mini-Me: General Strike Enters Current Thinking

Worth a Look: Nation of Change Online Media

#OWS: List of Governors Up for Re-Election in 2012

#OWS: List of Senators Up for Re-Election in 2012

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Friday 28 Oct 2011

Occupy the future

Occupy Protests Look Toward Future

Occupy Wall Street Movement: More Reasonable Than Radical

OWS – Public Opinion Project

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Prepare For Winter Weather [LIVE UPDATES]

Occupy DC protesters brace for the cold as best they can

Goldman Sachs v. Occupy Wall Street: A Greg Palast Investigation

John Robb: Occupy Oakland declares a ‘bandh’ 2 Nov

Occupy-ers: This is our “Valley Forge moment”

Occupy Wall Street: Arrests in Nashville and San Diego

Occupy Burlington crowd reaches 100; close to 20 tents erected in park

Fire fighters remove protester generators as crackdown occurs nationwide

OWS: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Occupy Wall Street is going nowhere without leadership

VIDEO: Some Central Themes of the Occupy Protesters [Global, Income Inequality, Corporate Greed]

OWS Beats The Tea Party—In Google Searches

In Time [Movie] is right on time to OWS

Occupy Wall Street Politics and Electoral Reform Group Seeking Input

Electoral Reform Working Group Preliminary 2 Pages (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

Electoral Reform Statement of Demand 3.2 (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

Electoral Reform Act of 2012 3.2 (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

Robert Steele: YouTubes on Electoral Reform Road Trip – An Unconventional Asymmetric Response to the Two-Party Tyranny

George Soros & Who, Me?

Thu 27 Oct 2011

Robert Steele: YouTubes on Electoral Reform Road Trip – An Unconventional Asymmetric Response to the Two-Party Tyranny

Ralph Nader: Quo Vadis OWS? Action Ideas!

Paul Krassner: The Yippies and the Occupiers

Mini-Me: General Strike USA a Meme Now

Ben Cohen: Time to Count and Reinvest the Oreos

John Robb: Occupy Global Data Hackathon

CBO: Top 1% getting exponentially richer

Hackers target Oakland police after Occupy protest

Minyanville Media Creates “Occupy Wall Street” Index to Track Stock Market Performance During Protests

Occupy Wall Street, Kent State, and Chicago

The study that shows why Occupy Wall Street struck a nerve

LinkTV/Occupy – collated from around the world

VIDEO: Danny and Occupy Wall Street

Conservative Activist: Why OWS Should Protest The Super Scary George Soros

Closing the doors at St Paul’s Cathedral [UK]

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Wed 26 Oct 2011 PM

ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in ‘Occupy’ Movement

[If true, Occupy has a problem, especially when combined with Van Jones hustling into the scene.  This sounds like an inauthentic covert Obama/Democratic pincer movement that should be crushed quickly.]

#OWS: The seeds of a New Republic

Occupy Wall Street’s Most Unlikely Ally: The Pope

Vatican Breaks Bread (Sort Of) With Occupiers

Cardinal Turkson: Beyond Wall Street

20 Jan  Letter as Sent 3.0 (5 Pages) Directly to Vatican

Rushkoff: OWS is not a protest, but a prototype for a new way of living.

Why Is Occupy Wall Street So Important to Our Future?

OWS Takes Over A DOE Meeting. Is The Human Microphone Coming To A Town Hall Near You?

Dark Drama:  Occupy Wall Street protester punched by NYPD police inspector on video to meet with prosecutors

“The cop just lunged at me full throttle and hit me on the left side of my face,” he said. “It tore my earring out.”

Rivera-Pitre said the crowd helped him get away but he was speaking out because there was lots of blood – and he is HIV-positive.

“That cop should get tested,” he said.

Had Enough? Occupy Protesters Ask, and America Answers: YES!

Before and after pics of Oakland police raid on OWS protest + These photos from Cryptome

Oakland cops shoot Iraq vet in head; fractured skull, swollen brain, critical condition (OWS)

Occupy Wall Street: the book is coming soon

O.W.S. creates special space for parents and children

‘Red Army’ Behind Occupy Wall Street? [Fox, article used to promote a new book]

How Occupy Wall Street protesters destroy the working class [Wash Times]

Rikers cons flood Zuccotti for free eats

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Wed 26 Oct 2011 AM

Atlanta mayor to kick OWS protesters out of Woodruff Park

DefDog: Elizabeth Warren Spooks the Extreme Right

Eliot Spitzer: Conversation on Democracy & Occupy

John Robb: China Bans “Occupy” as Search Term

Occupy the URL takes OWS protests to the internet

Robert Steele: YouTubes on Electoral Reform Road Trip – An Unconventional Asymmetric Response to the Two-Party Tyranny

Rolling Stone Occupy Wall Street Photo Timeline

The MSM’s Fear of OWS

 VIDEO Thugs Surround Cops, Hurl Paint Bombs

Worth a Look: Heist – Who Stole the American Dream?

 

Tue 25 Oct 2011

You Say You Want a Revolution

Beyond Occupy Wall Street: 11 American Uprisings You’ve Never Heard of That Changed the World

Matt Taibbi: OWS’s Beef: Wall Street Isn’t Winning – It’s Cheating

Poll: 43 percent agree with views of “Occupy Wall Street”

Occupy Wall Street’s Marketing Crisis: What Would an OWS Brand Look Like?

The Right-wing Attempt to Smear OWS With Anti-Semitism

Priceless: NYPD blaming OWS for increase in murders

Chris Hedges and Amy Goodman Talk OWS on ‘Charlie Rose’

OWS the real grassroots movement

Occupy DC Ready To Resod McPherson Square And Expand

Police raid Occupy Oakland encampment, arrest dozens

Occupy Atlanta | When will it end?

Mon 24 Oct 2011

Vatican meets OWS: ‘The economy needs ethics’

Occupy Wall Street: When basic biological needs are criminalized

Will Occupy Wall Street alienate the middle of the country? It hasn’t yet.

Occupy Wall Street Is A Boon For Republicans

Republicans Woo the Occupy Wall Street Vote

Occupy Wall Street Costs Journalist Her Job

 

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Sat 22 Oct 2011

Mike’s new marching orders vs. protesters

Winter woes threaten Wall Street occupiers

‘Occupy Wall Street’ goes global (Malaysia)

Time for OWS to broaden its appeal

More than 42 percent of Americans do not work. Not even part-time. Tens of millions of people, with free time and nothing better to do, are watching the news about the Occupy movement. They aren’t yet participating. The Occupiers must convince many of these non-participants to join them.

Mary Meeker On #OccupyWallStreet: “People Deserve To Be A Little Angry.”
“If was to trying to point blame I’d say 1/3 government, 1/3 consumer and 1/3  financial services industry,” Meeker stated.

What Occupy Wall Street Should Learn From the Arab Spring

VIDEO: Listening Post – From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Everywhere

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests: Riot police arrest activists in Melbourne

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Fri 21 Oct 2011

Cornel West arrested as OWS spreads to Harlem

What should Occupy Wall Street’s agenda be?

Tea party leader: Occupy movement a ‘freak show,’ and Wall Street undeserving of blame for economy

VIDEO: Does Occupy Wall Street have staying power?

Occupy Wall Street: All of the magazine covers

The killing of Awlaki’s 16-year-old son

The sickness on Wall Street and why OWS protesters are wrong

Russell Brand Pens Eloquent, Zany #OccupyWallStreet Article!

#OccupyWallStreet: From A Single Hashtag, A Protest Circled The World

OWS, The Second American Revolution and Mr. Jones

AntiSec targeting law enforcement in support of Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street Fights NYC Weather, Gets Rained Out

 

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Thu 20 Oct 2011 PM

Tom Atlee: Occupy the Future Together

Naomi Wolf: #OWS NYPD & DHS OUT OF CONTROL

The Children Of Ralph And Ron

Occupy Wall Street reacts to Goldman Sachs pay

Phi Beta Iota:  Goldman Sachs pay is an example of both a “fog fact” and a “true cost.”  This kind of information will have much greater exposure from now on.

Occupy Wall Street, unions get their activism together

Satan's View

Thu 20 Oct 2011 AM

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Call for National General Assembly, Put Forward Possible Demands

WSJ Surveys #OWS, Finds Dangerous Radicals (Meaning, Democrat Voters)

OWS to Supercommittee: Accountability, Not Austerity!

O.W.S. taking a physical toll on the NYPD

VIDEO:  Class action: OWS first salvo in US class war?

Phi Beta Iota:  This is not a class war.  The class war was won by the rich.  This is a war for the soul of America, a war between those who ascribe to the concept of democracy with intelligence and integrity and those who do not.  There are more of the latter.  They have just been asleep for the last 30 years.

 

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Wed 19 Oct 2011 AM

OWS (And Everyone Else): Pay Attention To Greece

Occupy Wall Street signals end of utopia [loot-fest] economics

Occupy Wall Street Hackathons Produce Digital Tools and New Activists

OWS angry with heavy-handed cops (RT Video)

OWS: The Strategic Brilliance of Facelessness

Occupy Wall Street voices from Zuccotti Park: Larry Left, 27

Lessons America’s Founding Fathers can teach us about the Occupy movement

Summary: Individually, middle class Americans are generally powerless. But taken as a cohort, the American middle class is the single most powerful economic entity that has ever existed.

Charges Of Occupy Wall Street Anti-Semitism Find Audience On The Right

Fucking Zionists never met a movement they could not label as anti-semitic at the first sign of independent intelligence.  Israel is a cancer on the US, dual-citizens with Top Secret clearances need to be given a choice: lose the Israeli citizenship or lose the clearances, and Zionist espionage and agent of influence operations across the US and especially on the Hill need to be SHUT DOWN.

Jon Lebkowsky: USG Hypocrisy – Short Video

Mini-Me: VIDEO Core of Corruption – In the Shadows

John Robb: Economic Reality & Political Treason

John Robb: Public Holds Wall Street, US Government, and Two Political Parties in Relatively Equal Disdain

Tue 18 Oct 2011 PM

DefDog: Goldman Sachs Executives Stay Fat and Happy

Chuck Spinney: Why AF & IQ Have Broken US Military

Winslow Wheeler: Media Plays Dead for Panetta Virus

Event: 5 Nov: Bank Transfer Day

OWS is no Tea Party

US Marine shames NYPD in Times Square protest video (Story & Video)

Voting, not OWS, will change America

Phi Beta Iota:  The author is clueless, accepting the two-party tyranny as a natural state of affairs.  Electoral Reform is required before voting can become meaningful again.

OWS Protesters Arrested at Citibank: What Went Wrong

So the lessons for both protesters and bank branches are clear: protesters should stick to doing their protests in public places, and consider making their account closings more orderly, and not affiliated with disruptive protests; banks should accommodate their customers as much as they can, even if they are protesters, lest they face a PR nightmare due to NYPD’s aggressive tactics.

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Tue 18 Oct 2011 AM

Electoral Reform: What are those OWS people so angry about?

KEY VIDEO: Consensus (Direct Democracy @ Occupy Wall Street)

Counterintelligence: Barack Obama’s OWS problem

He wants to fold the movement into his reelection campaign. What does he think it is, the Tea Party?

Legal: OWS Meets Citizens United

Legal: From OWS to OSCOTUS

As Occupy Wall Street protesters look to the Supreme Court, they’ll find more to be outraged about than the Citizens United case.

Labor: #OWS, Times Square, and the Global Labor Movement

Financial: The People’s Bailout: How Occupy Wall Street Could Help Millions, and Bring More Supporters Into the Fold

Tom Atlee: #OWS Emerging Patterns & Suggestions

Venessa Miemis: #OWS Catalyzing a Cooperatively-Owned Autonomous Internet and Communications Infrastructure

Gordon Cook: On the State of Economics – An Exchange Dedicated to #OWS and Society Achieving a Broader Understanding

Review (Guest): The Conquest of Violence – The Gandhian Philosophy of Conflict

Review (Guest): Treasure Islands – Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens

Review (Guest): American Nations – A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America

Mon 17 Oct 2011 PM

Why Occupy Wall Street Scares the Shit Out of the Political Establishment and the MSM, and Why the Movement Shouldn’t Conform to Either

So, what’s “the thing” about Occupy Wall Street that truly scares the shit out of the political establishment and the MSM? It is that they cannot *control* that which they truly do not understand. And even if the MSM and the political establishment take the time to come to understand Occupy Wall Street, they will never be able to manipulate it for their political gain. And that is a truly scary prospect for them.

Is the U.S. Primary System Flawed? Political Jostling Exposes Weakness

Occupy Wall Street shows muscle, raises $300K

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Movement Gains Size, Support

Everything You Need to Know About Occupy Wall Street

What’s Occupying The Minds of OWS? Minutes Give A Clue

Wall St. Protesters May Demand Trials: Lawyer

Occupy Wall Street: Sergeant Shamar Thomas Yells At NYPD Officers After Times Square Protest (VIDEO)

Mon 17 Oct 2011 AM

NEW TODAY: Directory (List/Library) –  (Sorted, from Counterintelligence to Revolution

Robert Steele (Video): Two-Party Tyranny, Obama Will NOT Co-Ops OWS, Violence by Provocateurs Not OWS

Paul Fernhout: G. William Domhoff on Social Movements and Strategic Nonviolence

John Robb: Differences Between Tea Party & OWS

Why Occupy Wall Street is Bigger Than Left vs. Right

Occupy Wall Street: Renaissance, Not Revolution

Obama to Channel ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Populism on Bus Tour

Phi Beta Iota: If Obama is so stupid as to not understand the #OWS revulsion for BOTH parties, one can only hope he receives the disdain he so richly deserves for selling out the “hope” that he inspired in 2008.  ELECTION 2008: Lipstick on the Pig, remains one of the best pre-OWS statements on the record.

Hume warns Obama on Occupy Wall Street: ‘He is playing with fire’

Donald Trump Thinks Government Should Shut Down Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street Hits Lompoc

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Sun 16 Oct 2011 PM

Occupy Wall Street shows muscle, raises $300K

Tom Atlee: #Occupy A Dance of Inspiration & Strategy

Todd Essig: Contrasting Psychologies of OWS (Inclusion of All) and the Tea Party (Exclusion of Many)

What OWS Doesn’t Get About Dissent and Civil Disobedience

Phi Beta Iota:  The last defense of corrupt systems is the appeal for civility and acceptance of their rules of the road.

Hugo Chavez applauds OWS protesters, condemns police violence

OWS Movement’s Demand is Clear; Real Change

This movement is making a well deserved mockery of all out institutions and that is exactly what is needed.

These institutions from government to media to finance and all the pundits are being told whether they know it or not that things aren’t changing – they have changed. You don’t know it yet but you are now insignificant piss-ants.

Meet Rick, the Occupy Wall Street ‘hipster cop’

Occupy Wall Street Protest Grows Across U.S.

Occupy Protests Spread to South America

Argentines, Chileans and Mexicans joined worldwide protests against the global economic crisis on Saturday as more protesters invade New York’s Times Square. Courtesy of Reuters.

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Sun 16 Oct 2011 AM

951 cities ­ 82 countries

12 Most Absurd Laws Used to Stifle the Occupy Wall St. Movement Around the
Country

OWS Goes Global in Pictures

Massive Marches on Wall Street as Protests Shake the World; Assange Speaks
in London

United for Global Change #15oct

Occupy Wall Street Protests Spread To Europe, Asia

Fox News Poll Backfires: 70 Percent Support Occupy Wall Street

Journalists Funded By ŒVulture Capitalist¹ Paul Singer Campaign To Smear
Wall Street Protests

Reshape the way media portrays Wall Street Occupiers by offering ³images
that cannot easily be written off…

5 Conservative Economic Myths Occupy Wall St. Is Helping Bust

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Sat 15 Oct 2011 PM

Wall Street protests go global; riots in Rome

Note:  Russia Today TV did a live interview with Robert David Steele with a 5-10 minute lag for the show below, they shut down the interview and did not air it the minute Steele pointed out that the OWS movement internationally was non-violent, and violence should be scrutinized as being provoked or by provocateurs.  [It is now known that the violence was perpetrated by anarchists and perhaps undercover police who infiltrated the non-violent groups that at one point threw bottles at the violent trying to drive them away–evidently this is a story Russia Today TV just does not want to cover, they are trying to hype the violence in Europe and the prospects for violence in the USA that Robert Steele specifically discounted.]

OWS wrapping the planet (RT Video)

Occupy Wall Street Protest Culminates With 6,000 in Times Square

John Robb: Bloomberg vs. Occupy Round 1 to #OWS

Mini-Me: Army of Unemployed Persistent Structural Issue

Mini-Me: Iranian (US?) Plot Continues to Unravel UPDATE

Phi Beta Iota:  Included because if government fraud is shown, it could be a precipitant of revolution, demonstrating with immediacy the illegitimacy and lack of integrity of the US Government across the board.

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Sat 15 Oct 2011 AM

Anne Kadet: A Day in the Life of Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street more popular than Obama

OWS still frame: ‘The US could end up like Egypt or Libya’

Does Occupy Wall Street need to get specific?

Occupy Wall Street should be a moral, not political, movement

Fri 14 Oct 2011 PM

Showdown averted in New York’s Wall Street protests

Occupy Wall Street protest to begin in RI

‘The Whole World Is Watching': Occupy Wall Street Stares Down the NYPD

Occupy Wall Street protesters raising the right questions

The Food Movement Must Occupy Wall Street

Wall Street movement challenges status quo

Fri 14 Oct 2011 AM

Voter reform group launches ads attacking Perry in Iowa

Is Occupy Wall Street About Me? – Ask Noah

Protesters arrested in New York, Denver

Wall Street Protest Finds a Seoul Sister

Koko: Teacher Burns Herself to Death in Playground

#OWS Deputy Major Stops Confrontation Over Cleaning

Tom Atlee: OWS Bumpy Road – Chaos, Order, and New…

John Robb: Bloomberg Cleaning Out OWS

#OWS Letter Seeking Eviction of OWS in NYC (sic)

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Thu 13 Oct 2011 PM

Punching a Hole in Bubbles of Denial and Addiction: Late Capitalism and Its Discontents of the American Autumn

The All-American Occupation: A Century of Our Streets Vs. Wall Street

OWS “I’m Getting Arrested” app released for Android

Just initially enter a custom message and some SMS-ready numbers to contact in the event of your arrest. Then, as you’re about to be corralled into the back of a squad car, fire the app up and long-press the bull’s-eye for 2 seconds. From there, you can rest assured that your message will be sent to the appropriate contacts.

Occupy Wall Street: More popular than you think

A new survey out from Time Magazine found that 54 percent of Americans have a favorable impression of the protests, while just 23 percent have a negative impression. An NBC/Wall Street Journal survey, meanwhile, found that 37 percent of respondents “tend to support” the movement, while only 18 percent “tend to oppose” it.

Jonathan Kay on Occupy Wall Street: It’s a symptom of something serious

In response to OWS, conservative pundits have expended much rhetoric in explaining how the Tea Party is more principled and intelligent. But this seems to miss the larger points that both movements are making: (1) that you cannot run a successful economy that benefits ordinary citizens if up to 40% of corporate profits are funneled into government-backstopped financial entities that do little productive work except manage speculative investments; (2) that America cannot be a beacon of freedom abroad if it cannot afford to create a functional society at home; and (3) that America’s campaign-finance system, 24-hour news cycle, and dysfunctional legislatures have yielded a paralyzed political system in which politicians are incapable of tackling existential national problems such as unsustainable entitlement programs, crumbling infrastructure and 13-figure deficits.

Bill Clinton Knocks Occupy Wall St

“I think Civil rights, Women’s rights, Gay rights, the Vietnam War…and on the right, the conservatives, the Tea Party groups and the Pro-lifers, all those things, that’s part of being an American, to be able to organize with people that you agree with in trying to make your voice heard. But to make the change, eventually what it is you’re advocating has to be clear enough and focused enough that either there’s a new political movement which embraces it or people in one of the two parties embraces it.”

Thu 13 Oct 2011 AM

#OWS: What the Media Can’t See About America’s First Web-Era Movement

Occupy Wall Street is a pluralist protest that’s better at asking questions than offering answers. By cherry-picking messages and images, its critics are missing the bigger picture.

ANTI-OWS:  The Revolution is Upon Us

Trained in the fine art of Civil Disobedience by Ruckus Society anarchists; paid for by George Soros and the Tides Foundation, among others,  aided and abetted by street fighters like Code Pink and Greenpeace, count on OWS as a permanent part of society until Obama and his masters perfect the fundamental Transformation of America through Marxism.

AP Interview: Walesa backs Wall Street protesters

Protests against Wall Street (109 Photos)

Who’s behind the Wall St. protests? (Soros?)

Occupy Wall Street #OWS: the American Dream 2.0

 

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Wed 12 Oct 2011 PM

CARTOON:  Essence of the hit job against OWS by the status quo 1%.  The distinction between moral capitalism and predatory capitalism escapes them.

Keeping Your Eye on the [Electoral] Ball

Tumblr becomes platform for Occupy Wall Street debate

Occupy Wall Street: An interview with Kalle Lasn, the man behind it all

Robert Steele: Electoral Reform in a Box (DIY Kit)

Ben & Jerry Statement of Support for Those Who Occupy

The Sit-In Heard Round the World (John Perkins)

Cornell West Interviewed by Amy Goodman

Tom Friedman presents Great Disruption (Paul Gilding) versus Big Shift (John Hagel III)

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests cause world leaders to take notice

Mini-Mi: Top 5 Facts About America’s Richest 1%

Koko: Participatory Budget Takes Root in USA

Wed 12 Oct 2011 AM

Occupy Wall Street, The Golden Calf and the New Idolatry

We all know how little Sabbath we keep, how frequently we let other people tell us our value, our place, our position. We all know how much we have let Wall Street control the conversation, alerting us that the market is “up” today or the market is “down.” We brought the calf to Wall Street to confess our allegiance to false Gods and to announce that something was dying for us. That death is our own belief in the sacred calf of the Wall Street picture of the universe. The “mike check” was just the beginning of a new conversation, between and among people, about what is really important. What is important is people owning our own times, our own tongues, our own labor, our own worth. What is dead is Wall Street’s control of the conversation and us.

Right Here, All Over OWS Documentary

“Right Here, All Over Occupy Wall Street,” a new documentary about the Occupy Wall Street Movement, gives an inside view of what is really going on in Lower Manhattan. Watch the seven-minute tour into the lives of the occupiers and make your own decision.

LEADERSHIP & OPEN SOURCE PROTEST #ows (John Robb)

Very pertinent to those who would lead or help.  Bottom line: command & control is dead.

My Advice to the Occupy Wall Street Protesters: Hit bankers where it hurts (Matt Taibbi)

Includes five-point immediately actionable plan for legislation to contain predatory immoral banking.

The Occupy Wall Street Movement and the Coming Demise of Crony Capitalism

Includes list of nine government against the people actions since 1980.  By the author of the now-prescient 1978 book, The Downfall of Capitalism and Communism.

Khamenei claims Occupy Wall Street protests will topple US capitalism

Iran’s supreme leader tells rally America is in full-blown crisis because of its ‘corrupt foundation’

Willful Deafness to Occupy Wall Street

Why Occupy Wall Street isn’t about a list of demands

Conservative ’53 Percenters’ Attack Occupy Wall Street Movement

Tue 11 Oct 2011 PM

Why No Demands – Occupy Wall Street is a Rebellion, Not a Protest.

What Trumka’s endorsement of the occupation means is that unions, with millions of members and a formidable political apparatus, now have the green light to make noise. The responsibility is on their shoulders along with ours to grow this movement nationally.

‘Anti-Wall St. protests to succeed in US’

Allwine: Absolutely. The US Congress has made itself irrelevant – and irrelevant in our lives. I think the fact that over 1,000 occupations has sprung up altogether simultaneously is not an indication of something coordinated, but an indication of some deep, deep discontent that has been simmering and has now erupted into full blown anger.

We are really, really angry about a system that has completely disenfranchised us. And I tell you, the politicians in this country; the corporate and wealthy elites, they ignore us at their peril because we are not going away.

Mini-Me: OccupyWallStreet Entering Policy Phase?

Katrina Heuvel: Reshaping US Politics with Moral Clarity

Mini-Me: Katrina vanden Heuvel on Electoral Reform

#OWS and the U.S. Labor Movement

Wall Street protests swell in N.Y.; 129 arrested in Boston

Tea party group slams Occupy Wall Street; arrests grow

Occupying Wall Street: An Inevitable Consequence of Uncontrolled Deregulation

OWS Edits Video: Wants You To Believe They Chased Off Geraldo

As the GOP Blames Obama for Wall Street “Mobs” the Occupy Movement Spreads Nationwide and Is No Friend of the President

Tue 11 Oct 2011 AM

Tom Atlee:  Occupying Wall Street: What Went Right?

J.A. Myerson: “Of all the criticisms being hurled at Occupy Wall Street, the most substantively interesting is the issue of scale. How large can the living-society portion of the occupation grow, dependent as it is on a reasonably small living space and an inspiringly simple if limited amplification system? Questions like this are worth pondering, and I’ll be taking some of them up here at Truthout in the coming weeks, but let us pause for a moment to consider how astonishing it is that this is a concern at all.”

Tom Atlee:  Where the 99 Percent Get Their Power

Sarah van Gelder:  “Powerful movements build not on a laundry list of policy demands, but on principles and values…. Powerful movements create their own spaces where they can shift the debate, and the culture, to one that better serves. That’s why showing up in person at the occupy sites is so critical to this movement’s success. In hundreds of communities around North America, people are showing up to make a statement and to listen to each other. They are also teaching one another to facilitate meetings, to take nonviolent direct action, to make their own media. They are taking care of each other, gathering food supplies, blankets, and clothes that can allow people to remain outdoors even as the weather gets wetter and colder.”

Tom Atlee:  Ambiguous UpSparkles From the Heart of the Park (Mic Check/Occupy Wall Street)

In a culture obsessed with product, the process of creation is almost unbearable. Nothing is more threatening than the moment, the living breathing ambiguity of now. We have been trained to name things, own things, brand things and in doing so control and consume them. Well, the genius of Occupy Wall Street is that so far it is not brandable and that’s what makes its potential so daunting, so far reaching, so inclusive, and so dangerous. It cannot be defined and so it cannot be sold, as a sound bite or a political party or even a thing. It can’t be summed up and dismissed.

John Steiner: Best Video (Why #OccupyWallStreet?  Four Reasons from DC Douglas)

John Steiner:  Something in the Air, Something in Our Hearts

Chuck Spinney: How Real is Versailles on the Potomac?

Jon Lebkowsky: What #OccupyWallStreet is about

John Robb: Permanent Global Protest #ows

#ElectoralReform #OWS Two-Sided Demand Hand-Out

Mon 10 Oct 2011

The Democrats Shouldn’t Expect Occupy Wall Street’s Support in 2012

#ElectoralReform Statement of Demand

Assorted Demands of the 99%

Occupy Wall St.’s drumbeat grows louder

Quick Fixes or Structural Changes: A Challenge for the #Occupy Movement

Jon Lebkowsky: ABC Allows Truth for a Few Minutes

Tom Atlee: Understanding Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall St.’s drumbeat grows louder

Occupy Wall Street Spreads To Ireland

Why Corporate Elites Should Be Petrified of Occupy Wall Street

The occupation of Wall Street has formed an alternative community that defies the profit-driven hierarchical structures of corporate capitalism.

What is Occupy Wall Street?

If the Occupied Wall Street Journal is a good source, the answer is contained in this simple sentence: “Rebellion will not stop until the corporate state is extinguished.”

Phi Beta Iota:  This is the closest any establishment media has gotten, counting Russia Today TV and my comments as non-establishment.  Electoral Reform and ultimately a Constitutional Convention are the only way to redress the long-standing grievances of the public and prevent further and future corruption of the US Government.

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Sun 9 Oct 2011

1. Anne Marie Slaughter: OWS as seen from abroad
2. Naomi Klein: The Most Important Thing in the World Right Now
3. Melanie Butler: The other 99% is not 90% men
4. Voices of the protestors
5. Guide to group process
6. Occupy Wall St. not a phase/Whose side are you on: moral clarity
7. On Inequity
8. Nation of Change: Live coverage and DONATE
9. A Tea Party response: stop the looting and start prosecuting

10:  Occupy Wall Street: Another View

Above compiled by John Steiner and Tom Atlee.

Today’s commentary from Tom Atlee:

Dear friends,

The viral story field set free by Occupy Wall Street is morphing and spreading to hundreds of cities.  The multifarious conversation of transformation is popping up everywhere like mushrooms in a forest.  Both alternative and mainstream media are filling up with it, trying to understand, trying to suppress, trying to spin, trying to ride the wave, trying to contribute to the motion, turning, turning, turning, turning up, turning down, turning toward, turning away, turning, turning…

The tidal wave is turning, turning;
We turn around and find we care.
Kaleidoscopes keeps circling, circling…
and (r)evolution’s in the air…

“Little wheels spin and spin, big wheels turn around and around…” — Buffy Sainte-Marie

The derivation of “converse” is “to turn together.”  And the derivation of “evolve” is “to roll out.”  It is well we should learn to do both these things elegantly.

Coheartedly,
Tom

Sat 8 Oct 2011

Robert Steele: Trip Report – Occupy Wall Street 6 October 2011 – Second American Revolution is Real

John Robb: Occupy (Insert XYZ) – Capitalism’s Crisis

Robert Steele occupywallstreet remix + other YouTubes

Lawrence Lessig: #OccupyWallSt v2: What Cross-Partisanship Must Mean

Chris Hedges on Russia Today TV About Occupy Wall Street

Wall Street Protest Spurs Online Dialogue on Inequity

Sign the statement, and pass it on: “It’s time for Wall Street bankers who broke the law to occupy jail.”

Phi Beta Iota:  This misses the point that most of the action has been legal, and those in Congress that voted to make it legal should be impeached and removed from office.

Welcome to the OccupiedUSA LiveStream News Room (Videos)

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Fri 7 Oct 2011

Tom Atlee: Dawning Realizations re Occupy Wall Street

Video Interview with Chris Hedges at Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Washington DC Solidarity Statement

IMAGES from Occupy Wall Street

US Day of Rage (Electoral Reform) Major New Items

YouTube: Why #OccupyWallStreet? Four Reasons from DC Douglas

Occupy Wall Street: No Demand is Big Enough (Charles Eisenstein)

Occupy Wall Street reaches The Hague

Welcome to the #OWS 99% Movement “We Will NOT Be Co-Opted” Working Group

Worth a Look: Beyond Intractability, Governance Commons

Review (Guest): Democracy Incorporated – Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism

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Thu 6 Oct 2011

John Robb: The Pope of the Church of Capitalism / Capo of Government-Sanctioned Financial Terrorism

How Occupy Wall Street has evolved

Occupy Wall Street -USA Photos, 6 October 2011, Day 20

Occupy Wall Street effort coalesces in Salt Lake City

Now, almost three weeks later, the once-haphazard movement is growing larger and more coordinated. Hundreds of people have been arrested. Large labor unions, including the AFL-CIO and SEIU, have joined in. When new arrivals turn out, volunteers swiftly equip them with donated sleeping bags and food. Dozens of cities nationwide have launched their own “occupy” protests in solidarity.

Occupy Wall Street Jumps the Shark

It hasn’t taken long for the socialist-organized “occupation” of Wall Street to jump the shark.

In a surreal news conference at the United Nations, anti-American radical and rogue financier George Soros​ (net worth: $22 billion) threw in his lot with the thousands of Communists, anarchists, eco-feminists, malingerers, and professional protesters who have been baiting and taunting police in lower Manhattan as part of a mass demonstration that began September 17.

Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) also jumped on the anti-Wall Street bandwagon. In a move that ought to permanently disqualify him as a GOP presidential candidate, Paul gave aid and comfort to the radicals who want to destroy America. “If they were demonstrating peacefully, and making a point, and arguing our case, and drawing attention to the Fed — I would say, good!” Paul said.

Tom Atlee Home Page

Wed 5 Oct 2011

Tom Atlee: Occupation Catalytic Butterfly

Robert Steele: OccupyWallStreet Message and Method

Robert Steele: Citizen in Search of Integrity (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

Occupy Wall Street – is mass civil disobedience the only way?

Occupy Boston: Beyond Left and Right

JOURNAL: A note from the NYC front lines

it’s funny but before i read this, i was talking with my friend who’s running the media/livestream thing and was telling him about your GG ROI theory last night, as he was saying how the NYPD have spent darn near close to $1M so far whereas the total investment on the other end was still under $50k.

Welcome to the Revolution: Life @ OccupyWallStreet’s Liberty Park

Occupy Wall Street Gets A ‘Media Makeover’ From Andy Cobb

Occupy Wall Street Hits Connecticut

#Occupy Itself

Koch Brothers Flout Law Getting Richer With Secret Iran Sales

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Tue 4 Oct 2011

Unions Join Occupy Wall Street

Open-ended Wall Street occupation

Occupy L.A. movement gains momentum

#Occupy clustering and coping

Poets Occupy Philadelphia in Solidarity With Occupy Wall Street

‘Occupy Wall Street': What Should a Populist Movement Ask of Washington?

Robert Steele on Russia TV: Occupy Wall Street, Electoral Reform, and Possible Need for a Nation-Wide General Strike to Force Matter by 4 July 2012

Mon 3 Oct 2011

Functional deficits for dysfunctional America

The Organizers Join the Occupationistas

‘US protests might turn explosive’

‘Protests spreading to major US cities’

Thu Sep 29 2011

#OccupyWallStreet Is a Church of Dissent, Not a Protest

PROPOSED LIST OF DEMANDS (please help edit/add so this can be submitted for consideration to those maintaining the official list) (User Submitted)

Earlier Posts (Recent–Entire Site is About Public Intelligence in Public Interest)

Core References on Revolution at Very End of Full Post

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Berto Jongman: The Emerging Global Mind

Chuck Spinney: Bin Laden, Perpetual War, Total Cost + Perpetual War RECAP

Chuck Spinney: How Incestuous Amplification Leads to Treason

Chuck Spinney: How Israel is “Disappearing” Palestine

Chuck Spinney: Joseph Stiglitz on Needed Fiscal Policy

David Isenberg: The Cost-Savings Fantasy (Corruption) of Using Private Military Contractors

DefDog: Defense Contractors Start the Big Lie Again–Jobs PLUS Winslow Wheeler Defense Budget Facts RECAP

DefDog: First Ignored, Now Fat Cats Organizing a Negative Information Operations Campaign Against “Protesters Behaving Like Spoiled Brats”

DefDog: PSYOP Reading List for Citizens

DefDog: The Importance of Selection Bias in Statistics

DefDog: USA as an Occupied Country: Propaganda

Event: Oct 6 Wash DC, Oct 2011 Protest to Occupy DC

Event: Oct 8-9, NYC (23 Wall Street) “No Comment” OccupyWallStreet Art Exhibit

G.I. Wilson: Killer Drones, Moral Disengagement, + War Crimes RECAP

Graphic: American Catastrophe I of III

Graphic: American Catastrophe II of III

Graphic: American Catastrophe III of III

Graphic: Fascism USA Flag – Shocking First Time Image

Graphic: Map of Occupations Across USA

Graphic: Occupy Together – Citizen Oilspots Begin…

Graphic: Occupy Together – No Longer Silent

Graphic: Thought Police Poster

Graphic: USA Economic Split from 1980 Onwards

Graphic: Visualization of Left versus Right (False Gods)

Interview: Author of ‘Epic Win for Anonymous’

Jim Bamford: How 9/11 Fearmongering Grew NSA Into a Very Expensive Domestic Surveillance Monster

John Robb: Anonymous on Wall Street Occuption

John Robb: Hollow States & Crisis of Capitalism

John Robb: Occupy Wall Street Expands Across US

John Robb: Occupy Wall Street – The Theory (An Open Source Insurgency By-Passing the US Government)

John Robb: Parking Lot Gardens, Five Banks that Destroyed the Global Economy, Mafia Governance (Including USA), and Cyberwar Fact Check

John Robb: Resilience, Wall Street Arrests, Do It Yourself Radiation Mapping and Clean-Up in Japan….

John Steiner: Dalai Lama et al – Halt Tar Sands Pipeline

John Steiner: Declaration of Occupation of NYC + Revolution USA RECAP

John Steiner: October 2011, Occupy Wall Street, Whatever Happened to the US Left?

Koko: About 400 Arrested in Wall Street Protest….

Koko: American Pathos – The Facts, Just the Facts

Koko: Day of Rage 17 September–How Will it End?

Koko: Leaderless Mobs – Occupy Wall Street & Occupy Freedom Plaza in Limbo

Koko: One Simple Demand — Electoral Reform — Photographic Essay in Search of the Truth

Koko: Poverty Rate Very High, Congress Oblivious

Koko: Project Kleinrock – Mesh – Autonomous Internet

Koko: Ralph Nader Loves Ron Paul, Hails Potential Left-Libertarian Alliance

Koko: Wall Street Occupation Continues, Ignored by Media

Marcus Aurelius: New York City In Your Pants – And Now Able to Shoot Down Airplanes

Mini-Me: 57 Finance Ministers Creating New Financial System–Over 50,000 Bankers to Be Held Accountable

Mini-Me: Anti-Corruption Protests Gaining Momentum?

Mini-Me: Cry from the Heart On US Electoral Fraud

Mini-Me: Goldman Sachs Et Al In the Public Eye

Mini-Me: Google “Buries” OccupyWallStreet Report

Mini-Me: Ron Paul and Ralph Nader to Form Independent 2012 Presidential Ticket?

Mini-Me: Ron Paul Wins Fox Florida Poll, Results “Vanish”

Mini-Me: Twitter Censors #OccupyWallStreet

Mini-Me: Video Scan of Occupy Wall Street, Topless Too

Owl: Financial Terrorism in USA Against USA by Wall Street and 400 Specifically Named Most Wealthy

Owl: Obama Feared Coup in 2008 if Prosecutions of Bush Team, CIA, NSA Went Forward

Owl: Who Runs the World? New Network Analysis…

Patrick Meier: Ushahidi Emergent as Democracy in Being

Paul Fernhout: Global Groundswell Mad as Hell

Paul Fernhout: Tim O’Reilly Making Sense on Gov 2.0

Pilots Take Wall Street Protests to “Next Level”

Reference: Council of Europe on Abuse of State Secrecy — the Beginning of Global Push-Back on CIA Rendition, Torture, and Assassination–JSOG Next

Review (Guest): Confidence Men – Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President

Review (Guest): Fixing America – Breaking the Stranglehold of Corporate Rule, Big Media, and the Religious Right

Review: Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle

Review: Evolutionary Activism by Tom Atlee

Review: Griftopia–Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America

Review: JFK and the Unspeakable–Why He Died & Why It Matters

Review: No More Secrets – Open Source Information and the Reshaping of U.S. Intelligence

Review: Open Veins of Latin America–Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

Review: Powershift–Knowledge, Wealth, and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century

Review: The End of America–Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot

Review: The Genius of the Beast–A Radical Re-Vision of Capitalism

Review: Top Secret America – The Rise of the New American Security State

Ric Merrifield: When Metrics & Assumptions Are Wrong

Robert Steele: Day of Rage = Electoral Reform & Integrity Plus General RECAP on Purple Public & Third Party Rising

Robert Steele: NO LABELS & Americans Elect Fraudulent

Robert Steele: Resetting Global Governance & Capitalism

Robert Steele: Why the Elite Don’t Want Troops Home

Search: global brain human brain + RECAP

Seth Goden: Emergence is Liberty Revived

Tom Atlee: Diebold Voting Machines Can Be Hacked Remotely–ONE THIRD of All Votes Can Be Easily Manipulated

Tom Atlee: Gross National Happiness & Sacred Economics

Tom Atlee: Whole System Conversations – Voice of the Whole

Winslow Wheeler: DoD Spending is a Jobs NEGATIVE

Winslow Wheeler: Elitist Corruption on the Defense Budget

Winslow Wheeler: Super Committee Crashing & Burning

Core References on Revolution

2011 Thinking About Revolution in the USA and Elsewhere (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

Graphic: Preconditions of Revolution in the USA Today

Graphic: Pre-Conditions of Revolution

1992 MCU Thinking About Revolution

Graphic: Human Intelligence (HUMINT) 101 (Wrong Way)

Graphic: Human Intelligence (HUMINT) 102 (Right Way)

Review: Radical Man–The Process of Psycho-Social Development

Core Readings on the Power of the Public

Review: A Power Governments Cannot Suppress

Review: The Power of the Powerless–Citizens Against the State in Central-Eastern Europe

Review: The Unconquerable World–Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People

Context Reading

Worth a Look: Book Review Lists (Negative)

Worth a Look: Book Review Lists (Positive)

See Also:

REVOLUTION 2.0 CLOSED 17 May 2011

Core Proposed Program for Occupy Wall Street (Across the Nation)

CORRUPTION is the common enemy, both in government and in the private sector.

ELECTORAL REFORM is the singular demand.

SUNSHINE CABINET is the method.

INTEGRITY is the core value.

COMMONWEALTH RESTORED is the outcome.

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