More on Washington’s Coordinated Occupy Crackdown, and the Dark Side of the Boston Bombing (Part II) By Dave Lindorff

19 May 2014 — This Can’t Be Happening!

The deepening police state USA

Part II of Dave Lindorff’s interview by Kathy Swift on Santa Barbara’s RadioOccupy. Lindorff continues talking about his investigation into the FBI’s and Homeland Security Department’s hidden campaign to crush the Occupy Movement, based upon the thousands of documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act campaign of discovery by the Partnership for Civil Justice. Lindorff also talks about his investigation into the men from Craft International, the Dallas-based mercenary firm who’s personnel appear to have been hired (by someone — likely the DHS) to be at the Boston Marathon a year ago. Continue reading

A BRIEF HISTORY OF OCCUPY WALL STREET By Ethan Earle

<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-weight: 400;”>November <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>2012 — Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung

In Lower Manhattan, in a small plaza called <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Zuccotti Park, Occupy <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Wall Street was born in September of 2011. While the first Occupiers had originally come to protest <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Wall Street, once the actual <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>occupation began their game plan was not entirely clear. What were their goals and how would they pursue them?

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The Anti-Empire Report 2 December 2011 By William Blum: Some thoughts that OCCUPY my mind

2 December 2nd, 2011 — www.killinghope.org

When the Vietnam War became history, and the protest signs and the bullhorns were put away, so too was the serious side of most protestors’ alienation and hostility toward the government. They returned, with minimal resistance, to the restless pursuit of success, and the belief that the choice facing the world was either “capitalist democracy” or “communist dictatorship”. The war had been an aberration, was the implicit verdict, a blemish on an otherwise humane American record. The fear felt by the powers-that-be that society’s fabric was unraveling and that the Republic was hanging by a thread turned out to be little more than media hype; it had been great copy.

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#OWS and the Young Trade Unionists by Mark Nowak

22 November 2011 — MRZine

Cory McCray and George Hendricks
Cory McCray, Founder of the Young Trade Unionists, and George Hendricks, Baltimore Teachers Union (BTU) Rep and Vice President of the Young Trade Unionists (YTU)

If you head down to the IBEW Local 24 Union Hall Auditorium on W. Patapsco Avenue in Baltimore on the first Tuesday of any month, you’ll encounter a meeting of an energetic group of young union members from the Metro Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area.  The Young Trade Unionists (YTU) was founded in November 2009 by Cory McCray, a graduate of both the Baltimore City Public School System and the five-year apprenticeship program of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.  Participants in the YTU include young workers from the IBEW, UFCW, teachers’ unions, building trades, public employees’ and other sectors.

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Occupy Wall Street and then the World Newslinks 7-10 November 2011

10 November 2011 — williambowles.info

10 November 2011
Introducing the Robin Hood tax
Links – International journal of socialist renewal Today at 13:09
Notes from a talk at Occupy Wellington on October 29, 2011, to coincide with the #RobinHood global march By Grant Brookes, Tax Justice Campaign (New Zealand)
The campaign for a Robin Hood tax began a little over 18 months ago with a little-noticed launch in London. Supporters from a handful of British charities, faith groups and trade unions projected images onto the Bank of England, in an effort to lobby the British government to introduce a new tax on banks to tackle poverty and climate change. Today, it has become a global movement.

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URGENT: ACTION NEEDED NOW! Boats to Gaza Stopped by Israeli Warships

4 November 2011 — USTOGAZA
 
At 7:43 am (east coast time) ground support crew lost contact with two ships, the Saoirse of Ireland and the Tahrir of Canada, carrying 27 civilian passengers, medical supplies and letters of support for the people of Gaza. On board the Tahrir is one American, Kit Kittredge.
 
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