More on Peaceful Protest at One Police Plaza, NYC on Sept. 30, 2011.

Yes, there were thousands of sane, organized, focused people protesting at One Police Plaza tonight. The police remained sane and tolerant throughout the truth-telling. There was no pepper spray. No one was beaten. Thousands of people patiently conducted the “human mic” conveying the passionate words of every speaker through the crowd in waves.� People representing social justice groups, auto workers, copwatch, academic union leaders and artists�and police brutalitywatch�groups spoke without interference from the NYPD. It was inspired and inspiring. There were over 6,000 people watching the livestream.� If you can’t find this even on your evening news then call and request coverage of Occupy Wall Street.� What’s next for the Occupiers of Wall Street?� Surf into the globalrevolution�livestream�to find out. You might catch a march, a general assembly, breakfast, film clips while the live feed is repaired, instruction on nonviolence and civil disobedience or just requests for food.�

MIC CHECK!

http://livestre.am/PlNN

http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution?utm_source=lsplayer&utm_medium=embed&utm_campaign=footerlinks

I’d like to know IF anyone caught this on their News of choice. Thanks.

Thousands at One Police Plaza in NYC NOW!

Tar Sands Oil for Everyone!? Oops, there spills another pipeline….

Democracy Now! coverage of the July 7, 2011 Exxon Yellowstone Pipeline.

Keystone 1 has spilled 12 times already. Shall we add  another Keystone Pipeline and double the spills?

Oh and I have yet to learn any more about that conflict of interest issue running amok in an earlier post about TransCanada and who is running the public hearings on the Keystone XL Pipeline.  Having attended the public hearing in Topeka it seems that people who support the pipeline there just want one thing–JOBS. Considering the fact that pipeline has already been laid in Kansas I fail to comprehend the logic of those claiming the construction of  XL will bring thousands of  long-term jobs into Toto-land. But, after all, Kansas is Kansas.   

 

 

 

 

Gee, ya think the occupiers are onto to what this Trader is saying? What’s occupying your mind?

Well, now those folks occupying Wall Street–and “Liberty Park”–really have a point when they shout about corruption and greed on Wall Street. Gee, I think they’re onto something real. Don’t you?

I confess I have developed a new vice lately– it is watching the Global Revolution livestream and chat of  Occupy Wall Street that runs just about constantly with live footage or video clips when rest is needed. This media team works beyond the call of duty day in and out.  The feed content runs from the mundane logistics of showing the batteries needed for the media team to the increasingly interesting handling of the General Assemblies, complete with the creation of the “human mic” since the police deny them the use of bullhorn (yeah, that’s why everyone loudly repeats what’s said). And then there are the marches complete with police escorts deluxe.  The police are making the news all by themselves lately as there are so many people with cameras that if one person is arrested for filming, there are dozens of others there to record the event–and every face slammed into the street without provocation.  It took stubborn determination on the part of the marching occupiers to reach the Postal Workers’ Rally as the police blocked several streets in an effort to prevent the two groups from joining ranks.  When the occupiers turned a corner and saw the Postal Workers the joyful cheers were intense and spine-tingling.  An alliance was immediately created there in the New York streets.  One part of the 99% had found another part of the 99% and together they were greater than apart. More alliances are on the docket for consideration via the General Assemblies. “Reach out and touch someone” has a new meaning these days.

Take note that this is a peaceful and nonviolent occupation. Nonviolence is touted and mandated even in the chat stream. Violators are warned, cleared and banned. Hate is not welcome. Violence is banned.

This is a petri dish of community discovery and exploration of evolving ideas, thoughts and values. It’s incredible to watch it change and grow day by day–and nights too.  This is not the status quo—no, it’s not. This is something new working hard to be born.  This is America waking up. And like anyone who sleeps hard–there are crusty eyelashes, wild hair and dazed moments.  Where it’s going is anyone’s guess. But we know where we are and where we’ve been. New trails need to be blazed regarding human community–and this is one search for where to begin a new and better way of be-ing.  Like any brainstorming work session it’s messy and chaotic and crazy.  But then there’s the next step and the next until ??????  Who knows?

Surf into to “Liberty Park” and New York City at will: 

http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution?utm_source=lsplayer&utm_medium=embed&utm_campaign=footerlinks

State Department Keystone XL Hearings Run By TransCanada Contractor

pIn a stunning conflict of interest, public hearings on federal approval for a proposed tar sands pipeline are being run by a contractor for the pipeline company itself. The U.S. Department of State’s public hearings along the proposed route of the TransCanada Keystone XL tar sands pipeline this week are under the purview of Cardno […]/p

via State Department Keystone XL Hearings Run By TransCanada Contractor.

See “blind” and expand your mind.

 

http://www.blind-film.net/

 

Discovered this gem on Grist today.  Watch, enjoy, think deep.

Media Team Arrested! Arrested Protestors MIA. SOS! from Liberty Park, NYC.

The people trying to maintain the livestream feed for news of what’s happening regarding the Occupy Wall Street event have sent out a plea for Calls to One Police Plaza to discover the whereabouts of arrested Media Team and others.   They’re asking people to call  1-888-692-7233 to find those who have been arrested. 

Approx. 2,000 people in park. They’re surrounded by police to prevent marches. Nearly 7,000 WATCHING ONLINE now!

http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution

How much longer WILL there be ANY media coverage of this Occupation will be determined by the people of NYC.

Which America is THIS????

The occupation is not being televised. Or is it?

At this point in time the lack of mainstream news coverage of the ongoing Occupy Wall Street event is becoming news in itself. As more people become aware of the now week-long effort to raise awareness of the 99% of the population who are NOT reaping the benefits of Wall Street shenanigans–the more glaring the lack of coverage becomes.  Yet this lack is not really surprising. It is most predictable considering the present nature of the media that flows nightly into the homes of millions of Americans.  Ironically, many of these same Americans unknowingly have a vested interest in the efforts of the occupiers who are from their non-Wall Street ranks.  Yet, showing Americans other Americans engaged in protests like the recent Tar Sands Keystone XL arrests in front the White House for two solid weeks during which over 1,253 were arrested, seems to make the Americans who own and run news broadcasts in America very uncomfortable. Why is that? Have they forgotten that the goal of their occasionally respectable profession is to inform people?  Naw….they haven’t forgotten.  They’ve been co-opted, sold out, and/or taken over by certain interest groups who are distinctly uncomfortable with anyone/anything that rocks the boat of the status quo–no matter how badly that boat is taking on water. Like climate change deniers, news media deniers cannot make the reality go away. Climate change is not invisible nor is the Occupy Wall Street protest.  Tuning into the livestream video at Peaceful Uprising and elsewhere online may not bring stunning images of dramatic nonstop action into your brainpan. But it will provide a sense of what is involved in such activism. Yes, there are scenes of Police presence and arrests when the occupiers are on the move. There are interesting arenas of group communication and consensus reaching efforts during the General Assemblies. There’s a great deal of dealing with the practical issues of everything from keeping the video operating to information on where/how to donate food supplies. Occupations require the necessities of daily life. Who knew? In many ways this is a practical primer for such activist efforts. Is it any wonder the mainstream media is avoiding it like the plague?

Lively streaming from Liberty Park and NYC —

http://www.peacefuluprising.org/watch-and-support-the-occupation-of-wall-street-20110917

What’s on the minds of the Wall Street Occupiers? Well, the 99% do tell ALL! No secrets. No holding back.

What’s the occupation of Wall Street about? Well, the Occupiers have stated their objectives: 

Message From Occupied Wall Street (Day Five)

Posted 2011-09-22 07:51:42 UTC by

This is the fifth communiqué from the 99 percent. We are occupying Wall Street.

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, four of our members were arrested on baseless charges.

Ending police intimidation is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, the richest 400 Americans owned more than half of the country’s population.

Ending wealth inequality is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, we determined that Yahoo lied about occupywallst.org being in spam filters.

Ending corporate censorship is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly eighty percent of Americans thought the country was on the wrong track.

Ending the modern gilded age is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly 15% of Americans approved of the job Congress was doing.

Ending political corruption is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly one sixth of Americans did not have work.

Ending joblessness is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly one sixth of America lived in poverty.

Ending poverty is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly fifty million Americans were without health insurance.

Ending health-profiteering is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, America had military bases in around one hundred and thirty out of one hundred and sixty-five countries.

Ending American imperialism is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, America was at war with the world.

Ending war is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, we stood in solidarity with Madrid, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Madison, Toronto, London, Athens, Sydney, Stuttgart, Tokyo, Milan, Amsterdam, Algiers, Tel Aviv, Portland and Chicago. Soon we will stand with Phoenix, Montreal, Cleveland and Atlanta. We’re still here. We are growing. We intend to stay until we see movements toward real change in our country and the world.

You have fought all the wars. You have worked for all the bosses. You have wandered over all the countries. Have you harvested the fruits of your labors, the price of your victories? Does the past comfort you? Does the present smile on you? Does the future promise you anything? Have you found a piece of land where you can live like a human being and die like a human being? On these questions, on this argument, and on this theme, the struggle for existence, the people will speak. Join us.

We speak as one. All of our decisions, from our choice to march on Wall Street to our decision to continue occupying Liberty Square, were decided through a consensus based process by the group, for the group.

 For a livestream feed and links to further information visit Peaceful Uprising:

http://www.peacefuluprising.org/watch-and-support-the-occupation-of-wall-street-20110917

Shame of the American Justice System–the execution of Troy Davis.

Troy-davis_mosaic_web

Time of death 11:08 pm, ET, Sept. 21, 2011

Full coverage on Democracy Now!

www.democracynow.org

 

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