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Seattle cops attack pregnant protester who miscarries

By David Edwards
Raw Story

A woman who was pepper sprayed during during a raid on Occupy Seattle last week is blaming police after she miscarried Sunday. Video from IowaBoyDave, uploaded to YouTube Nov. 21, 2011.

Jennifer Fox, 19, told The Stranger that she had been with the Occupy protests since they started in Westlake Park. She said she was homeless and three months pregnant, but felt the need to join activists during their march last Tuesday.

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Ten Things You Should Know about Friday’s UC Davis Police Violence

By Angus Johnston
StudentActivism.net

1. The protest at which UC Davis police officers used pepper spray and batons against unresisting demonstrators was an entirely nonviolent one.

None of the arrests at UC Davis in the current wave of activism have been for violent offenses. Indeed, as the New York Times reported this morning, the university’s administration has “reported no instances of violence by any protesters.” Not one.

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Occupiers vs. Empire

By YaBasta


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Occupy London wins over church; scares Canary Wharf

By COTO Report

When St Paul’s Cathedral threatened litigation against occupiers, it drew bad publicity and backed down. But Canary Wharf Plc., the business and commercial estate that is private property and home to the European headquarters of many of the world’s biggest banks including Barclays, HSBC, Citigroup and Credit Suisse, won a court injunction to keep all protesters off its property.

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Oakland strike: For Occupy protesters, frenzied rumors before march on port

By Gloria Goodale
Christian Science Monitor

With the worldwide movement watching the Occupy Oakland strike, hundreds of protesters target banks and swap rumors before the day’s main dramatic act: a march on the Port of Oakland.

With the eyes of the international Occupy movement turned toward Oakland Wednesday, protesters and officials did their earnest best to justify the intense scrutiny. Despite a flurry of exhortations, misinformation and official press conferences – what ensued for most of the day was a largely peaceful protest by hundreds of marchers.

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The Logical Outcome of the Occupy Movement

By Timothy V. Gatto
LiberalPro

Hopefully many of you are realizing exactly what options remain. If we can’t change American politics through the ballot box, what alternative is left?

When the media asks people in the Occupy Movement what it is they want, the answer given by those that understand what the movement is all about, give their reasons for being there but add that they are not speaking for the movement, only for themselves. This is the purest form of democracy. Claiming to represent anyone else besides you is the correct way to respond. Most of us have many of the same goals, but it would be presumptuous to say that anyone represents the movement.

One thing has become abundantly clear, and this is probably the most important part of the movement; most of the 99%’ers are not asking the United States government to do a thing.

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Occupy Wall Street Primer: Uniformed Thugs Are Not Legally Police

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Why Wall Street Is Not Enough, This is War

By Gordon Duff
Veterans Today

The disease is police forces in a nation of laws violating those laws, those who are supposed to protect the public safety making it more than clear to us here at VT that they are willing to stoop to criminality to work for the 1%.

My point?  It isn’t just the banks.  We are no longer a nation of civil law, no longer a nation of accountability, and those who would limit OCW (Occupy Wall Street) to demonstrations against banks may very well be working for the other side.

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Goldman Bullies Teeny Credit Union that #OccupyWallStreet Uses

By Yves Smith
Naked Capitalism

I suppose there is no point in being part of the 1% unless you can throw your weight around.

Greg Palast writes in the Guardian of how Goldman took a wee bit of revenge on Occupy Wall Street via the itty bitty credit union ($30 million in assets) that OWS chose for its bank account, Peoples Bank. Peoples has “a unique Federal charter”. It focuses on low income customers, meaning families with less than $38,000 in income (to get to how far that goes in the rest of the US ex maybe San Francisco, reduce that amount by at least 30%).

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Occupy Austin: Stop demanding a list of demands


38 Arrested in Austin on Oct. 29 for peaceful protest, a protected Constitutional right.

Occupy Demands: Let’s Radicalize Our Analysis of Empire, Economics, Ecology
By Robert Jensen
Countercurrents.org

[This is an expanded version of remarks at an Occupy Austin teach-in, October 30, 2011.]

There’s one question that pundits and politicians keep posing to the Occupy gatherings around the country: What are your demands?

I have a suggestion for a response: We demand that you stop demanding a list of demands.

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November 2: General Strike In Oakland

By Farooque Chowdhury
Countercurrents.org

Oakland is going to observe a general strike on November 2. The strike will be “against the growing gap between the rich and everybody else,” said the website of Occupy Oakland. “The whole world is watching Oakland,” OO said in a statement. “Let’s show [the world] what is possible.” The OO announced on its website that it is planning a march to the Port of Oakland, the US’ fifth busiest, to “shut it down.” New agency reported that tens of thousands of people are expected to participate in the general strike. It was also reported that organized labor will extend support. These are signs of growing discontent.

The decision for city-wide general strike was passed by Occupy Oakland General Assembly by a 96.9% majority. The OO has urged other groups nationwide to organize similar events.

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NY Cops Uphold Constitution: Refuse to Arrest Occupiers

Defying the orders of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Albany mayor Gerald Jennings, New York state troopers and Albany police refused to enforce a park curfew where an estimated 700 Occupy Albany protesters are camped, reports The Times Union.

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Occupy What? A Short Guide to Real Change

Words by David Icke

Heretic Productions presents David Icke, in a fine diatribe about what should happen to bring an an end to the current dollartocracy.

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Shut It Down on Oct. 28th: National Strike

A momentum is occurring. People are uniting across the world. They are sending a message. The next step is fast approaching:

On Oct 28th 2011
WE SHUT THE SYSTEM DOWN

For one day we peacefully protest in a symbol that will be felt across the globe. We step out of the system and step back into ourselves.

Turn off all lights. Unplug all electrical devices. Abstain from using TV, radio and internet or phone. Abstain from making any purchase of any kind. Choose that morning to cancel any services you feel you no longer need. That morning call in sick to work.

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Michel Chossudovsky on Occupy Movement & Libyan War

By Amir Alwani
Potent News
October 22, 2011

This morning I had a chance to interview award-winning writer, Prof. Michel Chossudovsky about the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Michel Chossudovsky is the President and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG). He teaches Economics at the University of Ottawa and his books have been translated into over 20 languages.

Go to globalresearch.ca for more information.

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Occupy the Treasury and support HR 2990

By Nikki Alexander

Here is a plea, hot off the press, to take the private owners and dispensers of credit out of our bizarre monetary system, and restore the constitutional function of money creation to the Federal Treasury.

Dennis Kucinich introduced a bill that would do this, only four days after the Wall Street Occupation began ~ HR 2990 The National Emergency Employment Defense Act of 2011. It’s stunning and you will love it.

It ends ‘fractional reserve’ lending (the credit casino), nationalizes the Federal Reserve, restores the federal government’s authority to originate money (without debt), pays off federal debt with the new US money as it comes due, until the debt is completely retired.

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The Coming Derivatives Crisis That Could Destroy the Entire Global Financial System


By The Economic Collapse

Most people have no idea that Wall Street has become a gigantic financial casino.  The big Wall Street banks are making tens of billions of dollars a year in the derivatives market, and nobody in the financial community wants the party to end.

The word “derivatives” sounds complicated and technical, but understanding them is really not that hard.  A derivative is essentially a fancy way of saying that a bet has been made.  Originally, these bets were designed to hedge risk, but today the derivatives market has mushroomed into a mountain of speculation unlike anything the world has ever seen before.

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Massachusetts Supreme Court Voids Most Foreclosure Sales from Past 5 Years

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By Gregory M. Lemelson
The Daily Bail

On Oct. 18th, 2011 the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court handed down their decision in the Francis J. Bevilacqua, III vs. Pablo Rodriguez – and in a moment, essentially made foreclosure sales in the commonwealth over the last five years wholly void. However, some of the more polite headlines, undoubtedly in the interest of not causing wide spread panic simply put it “SJC puts foreclosure sales in doubt” or “Buyer Can’t Sue After Bad Foreclosure Sale

In essence, the ruling upheld that those who had purchased foreclosure properties that had been illegally foreclosed upon (which is virtually all foreclosure sales in the last five years), did not in fact have title to those properties.

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Harvard Law Prof to Occupy DC: Work with Tea Party

By Lewis McCrary
The American Conservative

Just before dinner time on Tuesday, the Occupy DC movement was visited by one of the establishment’s most prominent activists for change. Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig, who made his name as a leader of the anti-intellectual property, “free culture” movement, was in town to promote his new book on government corruption, Republic, Lost. He stopped by the occupation in McPherson Square for what was billed as a “teach-in.” While there, he gave advice that made many of the left-leaning Occupiers uncomfortable: join hands with tea partiers, or your movement is going nowhere.

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Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%

By Joseph E. Stiglitz
Illustration by Stephen Doyle
Vanity Fair May 2011

Americans have been watching protests against oppressive regimes that concentrate massive wealth in the hands of an elite few. Yet in our own democracy, 1 percent of the people take nearly a quarter of the nation’s income—an inequality even the wealthy will come to regret.

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Occupy Wall Street: A Trojan Horse for Nazi Revival

By Yoichi Shimatsu
The 4th Media

The Nazis are back on the streets of the Western world. This time, they’re not wearing swastika armbands or raising the straight-arm salute. Instead, neo-Nazi operatives are keeping a low profile, tweeting messages over iPhones, communicating with hand signals and brandishing propaganda posters from Adbusters. Despite appearances of free-for-all equality at Occupy Wall Street protests, a clandestine rightist network – allied with British intelligence agents and a far-right Swedish tycoon – secretly controls the agenda.

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