Sunday, September 25, 2011


" As members of the 99 percent, we occupy Wall Street as a symbolic gesture of our discontent with the current economic and political climate and as an example of a better world to come. Therefore we invite the public, our fellow 99 percent, to join us in a march on SATURDAY AT NOON, starting from LIBERTY SQUARE (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY.

This is a call for individuals, families and community and advocacy groups to march in solidarity.

We stand in solidarity with Madrid, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Madison, Toronto, London, Athens, Sydney, Stuttgart, Tokyo, Milan, Amsterdam, Algiers, Tel Aviv, Portland and Chicago. Soon we will stand with Phoenix, Montreal, Cleveland, Atlanta, Kansas City, Dallas, Seattle and Orlando. We're still here. We are growing. We intend to stay until we see movements toward real change in our country and the world."

above quote from:A Message From Occupied Wall Street (Day Six)
Published 2011-09-23 07:30:16 UTC by OccupyWallSt

and :

" We demand jail time - for this man and others like him.
We demand that no blue-collar police is charged for the crimes of their supervisor.

We demand that Mayor Bloomberg address our General Assembly and apologize for what has occurred.

A message to blue-collar police:
Do not do what you are told. We are peaceful and you know this. We offer you coffee in the morning and water in the day. You always refuse and we know that's because they told you to.
Speak of the crimes of your supervisors. We will help you. We are expressing the same frustration that you feel. You are the 99 percent. Join us. Join our conversation. "

above quote from: A Message From Occupied Wall Street (Day Eight)
Posted 2011-09-25

Is this police violence just US democracy at work??? Is this part of the change Obama promised???

But as Gandhi and Martin Luther King preached non-violence and non-cooperation and this mean non-violent confrontations with those in authority which would lead to arrests. Both argued that if necessary those protesting must be willing to be harassed , possibly beaten and dragged off to jail. But the protesters may use passive resistance against force they should not use force. The goal is to deny the right of the authorities to stop the protest. If necessary one goal would be to fill the jails with non-violent non-cooperative protesters
Part of the object is to undermine those in authority by using greater force and violence to stop the protests. The police and the military etc. are not the enemy but merely average citizens who work for the enemy as it were.
Protesters should show some respect for the police while questioning the manner in which they are being commanded to treat protesters and whether they or others have the right to stop peaceful non-violent non-cooperative resistance.
So protesters are not to fight back against the police or to hit them or insult them. The police are mere cog in the machinery of oppression .

For instance in the case of the Occupywallstreet protests the protesters need to have media coverage including on the Net. Police dragging people manhandling them using more force than necessary using their weapons such as tear gas etc. in which case the non-violent protesters are the victims as they are merely exercising their right to free speech, freedom of assembly, the freedom to protest .

The videos below of police violence at the Occupy Wall Street protests were found at Huffington Post in the article Occupy Wall Street Protest Escalates On Eighth Day sept. 24, 2011

Arrested For Talking to a Cop

Uploaded by LibertyPlazaRev on Sep 24, 2011
#OCCUPYWALLSTREET - 9/24/11 - University Place and 12th Street. Watch the man in the red shirt get pushed by a cop, then raise his hands and back away. As he tries to speak peacefully to the officer, he is tackled violently to the ground and arrested.

Violent clashes at Union Square:

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