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category international | anti-capitalism | feature author Monday October 03, 2011 01:34author by T Report this post to the editors

This is the US Fall responding to the Arab Spring : 700+ arrested this morning on Brooklyn Bridge

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NEW YORK TIMES: Updated, 3:35 a.m. Sunday | In a tense showdown above the East River, the police arrested more than 700 demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street protests who took to the roadway as they tried to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday afternoon. (After a 2 week corporate media blackout, #occupywallstreet direct action is now front page news)

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Cornell West speaking at the peoples assembly at #occupywallstreet day 11:

"There is a sweet spirit in this place. I hope you can feel the love and inspiration, of those sly stone called "everyday people" who take a stand with great courage and compassion because we oppose the greed of Wall street oligarchs and corporate plutocrats who squeeze the democratic juices out of this country and other places around the world. I am so blessed to be here, you got me spiritually breakdancing on the way here, cuz when you bring folk together, all colours, all cultures, all genders, all sexual orientation, the elite will tremble in their boots. And we will send a message that this is the US FALL responding to the Arab Spring, it is going to hit Chicago, Los Angelas, Phoenix Arizona, and A town itself, moving on to detroit, its gonna hit apalacha, hit the reservations with our red brothers and sisters, martin luther king will smile in the grave, saying were moving step by step to what he called a revolution, dont be afraid to say REVOLUTION. We wanna transfer of power from the oligarchs, to ordinary citizens, with the poor children of all colours, and the orphans and the widows, and the elderly, and the working folk, if we connect the prison industrial complex with the military industrial complex and the wall street oligarchy complex and the corporate media multiplex. I want to thank you, its a blessing to be a small part of this magnificant gathering, this is the general assembly consecrated by your witness and your body and your mind.


Oscar-winning filmmaker, best-selling author,and provocateur laureate Michael Moore, who visited the Occupied zone on Monday night:
"This is literally an uprising of people who have had it. It has already started to spread across the country in other cities. It will continue to spread. ... It will be tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands of people ... Their work ahead is not as difficult as other movements in the past ... The majority of Americans are really upset at Wall Street ... So you have already got an army of Americans who are just waiting for somebody to do something, and something has started."


Arun Gupta: The Revolution Begins at Home, An Open Letter to Join the Wall Street Occupation:
What is occurring on Wall Street right now is truly remarkable. For over 10 days, in the sanctum of the great cathedral of global capitalism, the dispossessed have liberated territory from the financial overlords and their police army.

They have created a unique opportunity to shift the tides of history in the tradition of other great peaceful occupations from the sit-down strikes of the 1930s to the lunch-counter sit-ins of the 1960s to the democratic uprisings across the Arab world and Europe today.

While the Wall Street occupation is growing, it needs an all-out commitment from everyone who cheered the Egyptians in Tahrir Square, said “We are all Wisconsin,” and stood in solidarity with the Greeks and Spaniards. This is a movement for anyone who lacks a job, housing or healthcare, or thinks they have no future.


Princeton University professor Cornell West was speaking at #occupywallstreet day 11 peoples assembly. In the video, the load shouting method, repeating the speakers words clearly, is used becuase 2000 people had to listen and the NYPD forbid the use of loudhalers, soundsystems etc... Being interviewed by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now after spending time in the occupation, Cornell West stated:
"You’re talking about raising political consciousness so it spills over all parts of the country, so people can begin to see what’s going on through a set of different lens, and then you begin to highlight what the more detailed demands would be. Because in the end we’re really talking about what Martin King would call a revolution: A transfer of power from oligarchs to everyday people of all colors. And that is a step by step process. In the end we’re really talking about what Martin King would call a revolution; a transfer of power from oligarchs to every day people of all colors, and that is a step-by-step process. It’s a democratic process, it’s a non-violent process, but it is a revolution, because these oligarchs have been transferring wealth from poor and working people at a very intense rate in the last 30 years, and getting away with it, and then still smiling in our faces and telling us it’s our fault. That’s a lie, and this beautiful group is a testimony to that being a lie. When you get the makings of a U.S. autumn responding to the Arab Spring, and is growing and growing—-I hope it spills over to San Francisco and Chicago and Miami and Phoenix, Arizona, with our brown brothers and sisters, hits our poor white brothers and sisters in Appalachia—-so. it begins to coalesce. And I tell you, it is sublime to see all the different colors, all the different genders, all the different sexual orientations and different cultures, all together here in Liberty Plaza; there’s no doubt about it.


So from the revolts in North Africa, what has been called the "Arab Spring", what jumped across the straights of Gibralter and spread throughout spain; the peaceful revolution dubbed the "15M" (May 15th was the first day of action)... Thankfully and finally Indignation has spread to the US... Good luck to all there, hopefully we will see this massive spark jump to all those places which are still not indignant and on the streets making change... Like Ireland

#OCCUPYWALLSTREET The American Revolution is underway
#OCCUPYWALLSTREET The American Revolution is underway

People of the US have Risen Up
People of the US have Risen Up

Cornell West: you got me spiritually breakdancing, dont be afraid to say REVOLUTION
Cornell West: you got me spiritually breakdancing, dont be afraid to say REVOLUTION

700+ arrested this morning on Brooklyn Bridge
700+ arrested this morning on Brooklyn Bridge

Occupy the Streets
Occupy the Streets

Caption: Cornell West speaking at the peoples assembly at #occupywallstreet day 11


Caption: Michael Moore


Caption: Police Arrest More Than 700 #occupywallstreet Protesters on Brooklyn Bridge (We are Change)


 #   Title   Author   Date 
   JFK: A revolution is coming     JFK    Sun Oct 02, 2011 13:24 
   one for the ledgers...     opus diablos    Sun Oct 02, 2011 13:53 
   "a revolution which will be peaceful"     W. Finnerty    Sun Oct 02, 2011 16:09 
   Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution     Martin Luther King, Jr.    Sun Oct 02, 2011 16:56 
   Who are the 99% ? updates and images from these most exciting of days     Dunk    Sun Oct 02, 2011 17:39 
   We got the fucking WMD's (Weapons of Mass Diffusion)     Dunk    Sun Oct 02, 2011 19:47 
   Occupying, and Now Publishing, Too     The OCCUPIED Wall Street Journal    Mon Oct 03, 2011 08:26 
   OCCUPY TOGETHER - Making that Revolution, state by state, town by town...     Occupy Together    Mon Oct 03, 2011 08:54 
   From Wall Street to Manchester... OCCUPY direct action tool spreading     occupy manchester    Mon Oct 03, 2011 18:50 
 10   Tent city @ Boston + 100,000 rally against austerity in Portugal     Boston + Portugese indignation    Mon Oct 03, 2011 19:15 
 11   Global Revolution Cork is spreading + How to Start A #Revolution – #globalrevolution     Dunk    Tue Oct 04, 2011 09:20 
 12   hopefully not another 68 moment     freeman gerry    Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:46 
 13   Tahrir like CAMP CITY outside the White House in 2 days???     US DAY OF RAGE - oct 6    Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:07 
 14   Bypassing the corporate media, picking up and tuning into the LIVE STREAMS     Dunk    Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:48 
 15   Goldman Sachs Rules The World + Resistence report from Al Jazeera     Dunk    Tue Oct 04, 2011 13:22 
 16   Some Irish blogworld commentry     Irish indignado    Tue Oct 04, 2011 19:05 
 17   #occupywallstreet LIVE STREAMS list     The revolution will be STREAMED    Tue Oct 04, 2011 20:08 
 18   Mike Ruppert comment on the Occupy Wall Street statement     T    Wed Oct 05, 2011 00:10 
 19   Transtioning from OIL DEPENDANCE to local RESILIENCE, through peaceful REVOLUTIONARY action     Dunk    Wed Oct 05, 2011 13:48 
 20   Whole thing has a whiff of 1968 about it... FINANCIAL TIMES on America’s indignados     2011: the year of global indignation    Wed Oct 05, 2011 22:07 
 21   Guardian today; live feed + 4 articles     Guardian viewer    Wed Oct 05, 2011 22:42 
 22   some more bits and pieces of interest     Serf    Thu Oct 06, 2011 06:24 
 23   Concern.     Rational Ecologist.    Thu Oct 06, 2011 09:46 
 24   #AMERICANREVOLUTION a few tunes to dance to     Dunk    Thu Oct 06, 2011 20:30 
 25   Chris Hedges: No way in US system to vote against banks     Chris Hedges    Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:32 
 26   its from the Alyona show 4am channel 512 on sky     wageslave    Sun Oct 09, 2011 17:12 
 27   OCT 9: Today Liberty Plaza had a visit from Slavoj Zizek     Slavoj Zizek    Mon Oct 10, 2011 14:01 
 28   #Occupydamestreet spreading to further news outlets around planet     #Occupydamestreet    Tue Oct 11, 2011 09:43 
 29   #OccupyBoston : Occupied square evicted + Cops beat veterans     Boston    Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:23 
 30   Boston TWEET from Jail + #occupydamestreet gets further coverage on online media     From Dame St to Boston    Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:06 
 31   now 90 years of age, Fr. Dan Berrigan SJ, watches the golden calf go by at #occupywallstreet     Fr. Dan Berigan SJ    Tue Oct 11, 2011 16:56 
 32   Heh! this was funny. Obama stimulus package condoms indeed! ;-)     Serf    Wed Oct 12, 2011 05:06 
 33   Possible "clean up" (eviction) of #occupywallstreet tmrw morning     PEACEFUL INDIGNADO    Thu Oct 13, 2011 22:33 
 34   Has #occupywallstreet been hijacked?     well, is it?    Fri Oct 14, 2011 01:15 
 35   Response to "author by well, is it?" regarding "Has #occupywallstreet been hijacked?"....     indignado    Fri Oct 14, 2011 08:59 
 36   We need a Revolution of Love -- Patch Adams at Freedom Plaza     Dunk    Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:22 
 37   Origins of #occupywallstreet - Small a anarchist David Graebers views     David Graeber    Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:58 
 38   How Occupy Wall Street Really Got Started: that worldly group @ 16 Beaver Street     16 Beaver Street group    Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:23 
 39   #OccupyOakland has shut down the port, first #Generalstrike since 1946 - Go Occupy Oakland     #OccupyOakland    Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:23 
 40   Suggestion..     opus diablos    Thu Nov 03, 2011 13:09 
 41   Occupy Wall Street: New York police begin clearing Zuccotti Park     #OccupyTogether    Tue Nov 15, 2011 09:41 
 42   here's the only grassroots movement corporate america will ever allow     lefty    Tue Nov 15, 2011 20:59 
 43   More pictures from Cryptome of Occupy Wall Street being cleared     T    Sat Nov 19, 2011 21:08 
 44   Raids on Occupy camps carry powerful echoes of US history     pat c    Sat Nov 19, 2011 21:20 
 45   Seems fitting..     opus diablos    Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:37 
 46   Police pepper spray unarmed youth at UC Davis     OCCUPY    Sun Nov 20, 2011 17:21 
 47   back in the US...     opus diablos    Wed Nov 23, 2011 15:12 
 48   Occupy Wall Street: “It Is a Revolution”     Steve 41    Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:54 


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