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    Re: Occupy 6-Month Anniversary Protest Ends With Zuccotti Park Arrests

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Here is what they have been up to and planning
    What Has Occupy Been Up To? 6 Great Actions You Can't Miss This Spring
    Maybe I read it too fast, but the only constructive solution I see them proposing is to let BAC fail and re-form into smaller neighborhood banks. That's not going to happen. The rest of it, unless I'm mistaken, is a litany of complaints for which they offer no solution.

    Irrelevant.
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    Re: Occupy 6-Month Anniversary Protest Ends With Zuccotti Park Arrests

    This video of the Occupy Strategy Session at NYU might shed some light on what they want to accomplish:

    Video Reveals ‘Occupy’ Strategy to ‘Abolish Capitalism’ (With SEIU Help!) | Video | TheBlaze.com


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    Re: Occupy 6-Month Anniversary Protest Ends With Zuccotti Park Arrests

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Here is what they have been up to and planning
    What Has Occupy Been Up To? 6 Great Actions You Can't Miss This Spring
    FRom a link in your link:
    May Day | #OWS Direct Action In these meetings we abide by the following community agreements:

    1. Our solidarity will be based on respect for a diversity of tactics and the plans of other groups
    2. We will create adequate space and/or time between separate actions to maximize personal choice, safety, and autonomy
    3. Any debates or criticisms will stay internal to the movement, avoiding any public or media denunciations of fellow activists or events
    4. We agree not to assist law enforcement actions against activists and others
    Please check the calendar at Calendar | OWS Open Atrium for regularly updated information on meeting locations.
    Remember comrades, the revolution must be organized. [...] PROPOSAL:

    Morning: disruptive action around midtown (where financial firms have headqarters)

    Noon: rally/march with May 1st coalition at Union Sq

    Evening rush hour: disruptive action

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    Re: Occupy 6-Month Anniversary Protest Ends With Zuccotti Park Arrests

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Speaking of Conspiracy theories the occupiers are full of them

    Studying May Day and the General Strike (Pilot Course) | Occupy University What is the significance of May Day?
    What does it mean to call for a general strike in the 21st century?
    What would a day without the 99% look like?
    What are our contemporary labor conditions?
    What does it mean to be a worker these days?
    What is the role of immigrant labor, unemployment, mass incarceration, domestic labor and precarity in our collective struggles?

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    Re: Occupy 6-Month Anniversary Protest Ends With Zuccotti Park Arrests

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Maybe I read it too fast, but the only constructive solution I see them proposing is to let BAC fail and re-form into smaller neighborhood banks. That's not going to happen. The rest of it, unless I'm mistaken, is a litany of complaints for which they offer no solution.

    Irrelevant.
    the federal government borrowed and spent of 10's and 10's billions to keep BAC afloat.... no way in hell they are going to break them up just because a group of leftists protestors want them to.


    you break up BAC now and the proverbial **** hits the fan...they moved a bunch of their derivatives from merrill securities over to BofA.... and the FDIC is on the hook to insure all that ( meaning us taxpayers)... BAC's derivative holdings are over 53 trillion bucks.. yeah, trillion.... that's only in BofA North America... there's another 22 trillion still hanging out in bank of America holdings ( the parent company)


    they were made to be too big to fail....and the OWS is utterly powerless to affect that.

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    Re: Occupy 6-Month Anniversary Protest Ends With Zuccotti Park Arrests

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    Speaking of Conspiracy theories the occupiers are full of them
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    Re: Occupy 6-Month Anniversary Protest Ends With Zuccotti Park Arrests

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    This video of the Occupy Strategy Session at NYU might shed some light on what they want to accomplish:

    Video Reveals ‘Occupy’ Strategy to ‘Abolish Capitalism’ (With SEIU Help!) | Video | TheBlaze.com

    ugh... a table of fools talking foolishness.

    I love the visual of the person talking about abolishing capitalism ...with a starbucks coffee in front of them... funny stuff

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    Re: Occupy 6-Month Anniversary Protest Ends With Zuccotti Park Arrests

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    ugh... a table of fools talking foolishness.

    I love the visual of the person talking about abolishing capitalism ...with a starbucks coffee in front of them... funny stuff
    Ironic, isn't it?

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    Re: Occupy 6-Month Anniversary Protest Ends With Zuccotti Park Arrests

    I think this helps explain the fear some have of the OWS:

    Why OWS Scares the Crap Out of Republicans

    "It’s very frightening for them, really.You’ve all heard the story, of the “Emperor With No Clothes” If you have no children, here’s a refresher.

    Two thieves get caught and are to be killed by decree of the king. They intrigue the king with a story of how they are both master tailors, and if allowed to live, they can make a suit like no other. The king agrees and sets them up in a tower. The thieves concoct a story that their suit is so fine, and magical; fools won’t be able to see it… If you don’t see the suit, you are a fool. No one admits to the king they don’t see it, and of course the king, heavens. He can’t admit to all that he too is a fool…. Eventually the process becomes finished, and the parade showing off the new suit begins. Pictures from old accounts show the king butt naked, with all his parts hanging down. Newer versions are more modest; some even showing long johns covering the entire body… Bottom line, everyone is shocked. no one says a thing. … Except one little boy who didn’t get the message… “Why, he’s wearing nothing on him at all.” and the gig is up… The crowd laughs and the king disappears never to show his face again….

    Republicans have this myth that everything is fine. Corporate profits are up. Taxes are low. Budgets everywhere are getting slashed. Labor costs are lower than ever. Pensions and insurance plans are no longer being paid for by corporations; the insured are picking up that tab.. Yes everything is rosy. The Ronald Reagan plan is definitely working well proving that if you cut taxes, cut taxes, cut taxes, you will then have no choice but to cut government, cut government, cut government. Life is rosy and then you come around the corner and there are OWS protestors… right on your street. proving you whole concept wrong….

    For you see, it is not working. People are unemployed. People can’t afford to pay their bills, People’s investments are falling down around them. People’s houses are being foreclosed. It’s like the little boy pointing out: there’s nothing there at all!… and everyone can see he is right.
    That is the power of the protesters right there in the financial district, where they cannot be ignored. For you see, it is not working. It is working for the 1%; it is not working for the 99%."

    Why OWS Scares the Crap Out of Republicans kavips
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    Re: Occupy 6-Month Anniversary Protest Ends With Zuccotti Park Arrests

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Their ultimate goal is to demolish capitalism. I don't know many people who are down with that.
    It is?
    I would like to see that memo.


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