Tuesday, January 10, 2012

#OWS Update Protests Planned Pittsburgh Jan. 10 & Congress/Washington Jan. 17. 2012

" Let's bring an end to the American nightmare, and genuinely restore the American dream." Quote from Rose Ann Demoro : Executive Director, National Nurses United, AFL-CIO and California Nurses Association .

Update: #OWS Occupy Movement

#OWS action alert for January 10 Occupy groups will be demonstrating to show solidarity with #occupyPittsburgh and on January 17 the plan is to Occupy Washington/Congress.

Occupy Groups Nationwide Support Occupy Pittsburgh In Their Fight Against BNY Mellonat ENewsParkForest.com, January 9, 2012
On January 10, 2012, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Oakland, Occupy Cleveland, Occupy Philadelphia and other Occupy groups across the U.S. will take action in support of Occupy Pittsburgh in a Day of Solidarity as they go to court to defend themselves against a lawsuit from BNY Mellon.

...Occupy Wall Street will demonstrate in front of One Wall Street, the New York headquarters of BNY Mellon. Others will demonstrate at BNY Mellon Office in their cities.

Occupy Pittsburgh, which has Occupied People’s Park in downtown Pittsburgh since October 15, 2011, is one of the few Occupy encampments in the U.S. still in its original location. The property is claimed by BNY Mellon, although the park was built with millions of dollars in tax payer subsidies.

Despite earlier statements that they would not attempt to remove Occupy Pittsburgh, on December 9, 2011 BNY Mellon filed suit in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County to evict Occupiers. So far, Occupy Pittsburgh is the only Occupy encampment where an alleged property owner has sued in Court to evict.

Occupy Pittsburgh has, in turn, evicted BNY Mellon, a criminal enterprise masquerading as a financial instruction, because they are an undesirable, immoral element in our community. The bank has been the target of a growing number of lawsuits in recent months that claim BNY Mellon defrauded pension funds in Florida, New York and Texas. Allegedly, BNY Mellon charged clients the highest posted rate for buying foreign securities, but would sell them on their behalf at the lowest posted rate.

The bank is also being sued by the city of Detroit’s pension system for causing $1 billion in losses to firefighters, police and other workers in its pension system by keeping investments in Lehman Brothers after clear signs the company would fail. And, The Attorney General of New York is suing BNY Mellon over their involvement in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme.
Occupy Wall Street going to Washington to Occupy Congress by david Phillips Las vegas Democrat Examiner, January 9,2012

The Occupy Wall Street movements, who for months now have been taking their anti-corporate greed message “everywhere”, will now take it to those Wall Street enablers that “We the People” regrettably elected to office. That’s right people; “Occupy Congress” is coming to Washington D.C. on January 17, 2012.

The protest starts at 9:00am at the United States Capitol Building, Washington, DC 20016.

People from all across the country are already making their travel plans using trains, planes, buses and automobiles. Thousands of protesters are expected and they will be taking their message to the horse’s mouth, all 535 of them, as they occupying the Halls of Congress

a message from the nurses of America who support the #occupy Movement.
Let's bring an end to the American nightmare, and genuinely restore the American dream.Rose Ann Demoro : Executive Director, National Nurses United, AFL-CIO and California Nurses Association

'A Nightmare on Wall Street': New Video From Nurses Says Time to Hold Wall Street Accountable to Heal America by Rose Ann Demoro Huffington Post, January 9,2012
If there is one enduring message from the past year, it is that the days of silent suffering are over for the millions of Americans who continue to face a daily struggle to survive while Wall Street high rollers have yet to be called to account for ruining our economy.

The Occupy movement has transformed the status quo, and built an experienced army of activists who will be heard from again and again.

Similarly America's nurses who spent much of 2011 helping to revive the call for meaningful action against Wall Street to demand restitution for the economic ruin are planning a year long campaign to continue to press for real reform.

We're starting with the premiere of a new video ad, "A Nightmare on Wall Street:"

(The article then continues with the detailing of the crisis facing average American citizens that is the 99% while the rich the 1% continue to get richer.
The economic crisis is also having a negative impact on millions of citizens who are finding it more difficult to pay for decent health care.)

"Don't be misled by temporary blips in jobs numbers -- this crisis is real and enduring. With 18.5 million vacant homes and foreclosures apace, 3.5 million homeless and one in two Americans at or near poverty, America's nurses are sounding an online alarm.

Without a commitment to substantial new revenue, this appalling demise will continue with grievous consequences. In their hospitals and communities, America's registered nurses are seeing the very tangible results of an America engulfed in poverty and insecurity -- stress-related illnesses, mental and emotional collapse, suicide.

The nurses are not alone. In a recent national poll, 85% of primary care physicians and pediatricians identified "low household income" as a negative effect on health in more than half their patients. "Low access to adequate health insurance" measured the same.

Yet, the 1% grow richer. Their average annual household income is more than $1.5 million and average net worth in the tens of millions. Compensation pools at the seven biggest U.S. banks totaled $156 billion in 2011, a 3.7% increase over the previous year's record-breaking number.

The time is now: taxing Wall Street transactions is the starting point for a national recovery.
In addition to the ad, National Nurses United (NNU) has revamped an innovative website www.ProtestIntheUSA.org to help provide information for the movement of the 99 percent.

Protesters Occupy the Court System Large Number of Arrests Leads to a Consolidation of Cases by Tamer El-Ghobashy at Wall Street Journal January 10,2012

Police have made nearly 2,000 arrests related to the Occupy Wall Street movement, and a picture began to emerge Monday of how the most common of those cases—disorderly conduct—will proceed through the criminal justice system.

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