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freeusa:

#Occupy #May Day (Taken with instagram)



Time to dust off the gas masks…

freeusa:

#Occupy #May Day (Taken with instagram)

Time to dust off the gas masks…
shortformblog:

Occupy Wall Street files paperwork to become a Super PAC
Occupying from within the system: Today, OWS created a super PAC called the “The Occupy Wall Street Political Action Committee.” John Paul Thornton is the treasurer of the committee. “It’s going to be fairly democratic. We’ll take opinions on how much candidates need and in what areas,” Thornton said. The point of this super PAC is to raise money … to stop politicians from raising too much money. “I am out to get the bloated amounts of money out of politics but to do that, we need to support candidates looking to do that,” Thornton said. source
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Oh it’s on now, bitches.

shortformblog:

Occupying from within the system: Today, OWS created a super PAC called the “The Occupy Wall Street Political Action Committee.” John Paul Thornton is the treasurer of the committee. “It’s going to be fairly democratic. We’ll take opinions on how much candidates need and in what areas,” Thornton said. The point of this super PAC is to raise money … to stop politicians from raising too much money. “I am out to get the bloated amounts of money out of politics but to do that, we need to support candidates looking to do that,” Thornton said. source

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Oh it’s on now, bitches.

anelegantweapon:

Occupy DC: Life in the Camp on Flickr.
At #occupydc I see lots of cigarettes. I’m going to do a sub-gallery on smoking at Occupy.

American Spirit.

anelegantweapon:

Occupy DC: Life in the Camp on Flickr.

At #occupydc I see lots of cigarettes. I’m going to do a sub-gallery on smoking at Occupy.

American Spirit.

Can the hungry go on a hunger strike? Non-violence is a piece of theatre. You need an audience. What can you do when you have no audience? People have the right to resist annihilation.

arundhati roy from the guardian (via counterworlds)

Beautiful, true words. 

I am proud of all those who sacrifice and serve this country and humanity through protest.

I am proud of all those who sacrifice and serve this country and humanity through protest.

worksleeper:

Seriously guys, REBLOG PLEASE.
www.occupyarrests.com
This shows the brutality of the police against protesters. Stands at 6,464 arrests of Jan 31, 2012.

worksleeper:

Seriously guys, REBLOG PLEASE.

www.occupyarrests.com

This shows the brutality of the police against protesters. Stands at 6,464 arrests of Jan 31, 2012.

occupyonline:

Oakland protests on January 28, 2012

Hey mom and dad-

Remember how awesome and revolutionary you were in the 80s when you bought me a child-sized gas mask and took me to all those protests that changed the course of our country? Oh wait- that’s MY GENERATION.

fuckyeahanarchopunk:

Jan 28: “Don’t fuck with the Oakland Commune”

Dear Mayor Jean Quan, Oakland Police Department, and Oakland City Council,



As you probably know, Occupy Oakland is planning the occupation of a  building on January 28th that will serve as a social center, convergence  center, headquarters, free kitchen, and place of housing for Occupy  Oakland. Like so many other people, Occupy Oakland is homeless while  buildings remain vacant and unused. For Occupy this is in large part  because of yourselves, having evicted us twice from public space that  was rightfully ours. For others it is because of the housing bubble,  predatory lending, the perpetual crises of capitalism, and far reaching  histories of imperialism and systemic violence.

Our families, friends, and communities built the buildings that sit  empty in post-industrial Oakland. Now these buildings outnumber the  homeless and represent the theft of our collective labor as the class of  the unpropertied and dispossessed. Allowing this building to remain  vacant while so many are in need is injurious theft, injustice; its  extralegal occupancy is not.

When Occupy Oakland was first evicted on October 25, we organized a  General Strike on November 2nd with only a week to plan. November 2nd  proved our strength and relevancy. Conservative estimates said twenty  thousand took the streets, but for those of us who marched on the ports  it could have been a hundred thousand.  November 2nd was an inspiration  for the Occupy Movement and public condemnation of your violent  repression. 
Eventually we reoccupied Oscar Grant Plaza only to suffer a second  violent eviction on November 14th. At this time there was a national  crackdown on the Occupy movement as evictions were happening in Boston,  New York City, Atlanta, Portland OR and elsewhere. It was revealed that  you, Jean Quan, had been coordinating with federal agents how to best  repress dissent. In response Occupy Oakland was the impetus for a West  Coast Port Shut Down, in solidarity with Longview ILWU workers whose  union is under attack by EGT. The action escalated to a national and  then international action as more occupations signed on. In Oakland  alone the shutdown cost some $8.7 million dollars in lost revenue and  proved that when civic and economic institutions do not serve us, we can  shut them down.
Since the beginning of the Occupy Movement when you have exacted  violent repression on us we have proven that we are more powerful and  diffuse than you. If you try to evict us again we will make your lives  more miserable than you make ours.
This may be in one or more of the following forms:
-Blockading the airport indefinitely
-Occupying City Hall indefinitely
-Shutting down the Oakland ports
-Calling on anonymous for solidarity
It will be in our mutual interest if you respect our occupation by  recognizing our residency and eminent domain. We are sure that we all  look forward to the needs of Oakland’s people finally being met.
Don’t fuck with the Oakland Commune.
Signed,
Occupy Oakland Move-In Assembly






This is happening. And if you are not sure what “this” is- believe me when I tell you it is Revolution.

fuckyeahanarchopunk:

Jan 28: “Don’t fuck with the Oakland Commune”


Dear Mayor Jean Quan, Oakland Police Department, and Oakland City Council,

As you probably know, Occupy Oakland is planning the occupation of a building on January 28th that will serve as a social center, convergence center, headquarters, free kitchen, and place of housing for Occupy Oakland. Like so many other people, Occupy Oakland is homeless while buildings remain vacant and unused. For Occupy this is in large part because of yourselves, having evicted us twice from public space that was rightfully ours. For others it is because of the housing bubble, predatory lending, the perpetual crises of capitalism, and far reaching histories of imperialism and systemic violence.

Our families, friends, and communities built the buildings that sit empty in post-industrial Oakland. Now these buildings outnumber the homeless and represent the theft of our collective labor as the class of the unpropertied and dispossessed. Allowing this building to remain vacant while so many are in need is injurious theft, injustice; its extralegal occupancy is not.

When Occupy Oakland was first evicted on October 25, we organized a General Strike on November 2nd with only a week to plan. November 2nd proved our strength and relevancy. Conservative estimates said twenty thousand took the streets, but for those of us who marched on the ports it could have been a hundred thousand.  November 2nd was an inspiration for the Occupy Movement and public condemnation of your violent repression. 

Eventually we reoccupied Oscar Grant Plaza only to suffer a second violent eviction on November 14th. At this time there was a national crackdown on the Occupy movement as evictions were happening in Boston, New York City, Atlanta, Portland OR and elsewhere. It was revealed that you, Jean Quan, had been coordinating with federal agents how to best repress dissent. In response Occupy Oakland was the impetus for a West Coast Port Shut Down, in solidarity with Longview ILWU workers whose union is under attack by EGT. The action escalated to a national and then international action as more occupations signed on. In Oakland alone the shutdown cost some $8.7 million dollars in lost revenue and proved that when civic and economic institutions do not serve us, we can shut them down.

Since the beginning of the Occupy Movement when you have exacted violent repression on us we have proven that we are more powerful and diffuse than you. If you try to evict us again we will make your lives more miserable than you make ours.

This may be in one or more of the following forms:

-Blockading the airport indefinitely

-Occupying City Hall indefinitely

-Shutting down the Oakland ports

-Calling on anonymous for solidarity

It will be in our mutual interest if you respect our occupation by recognizing our residency and eminent domain. We are sure that we all look forward to the needs of Oakland’s people finally being met.

Don’t fuck with the Oakland Commune.

Signed,

Occupy Oakland Move-In Assembly

This is happening. And if you are not sure what “this” is- believe me when I tell you it is Revolution.