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OCCUPY WALL STREET: "BLAME THE JEWS" "HITLER’S BANKERS, WALL STREET"

This is Obama, Pelosi and the left’s movement. Obama is expressing sympathy in his desperate attempt to shift blame for his unprecedented debt crisis. Obama has racked up more debt in three years than all previous presidents combined.

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Blaming the Jews would be entirely consistent with a Frank Marshall-mentored, twenty-year Jeremiah Wright disciple like Barack Hussein. "Jewish bankers" and such sounds eerily like pre-war Germany.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — “Blame the Jews.”

That’s the message one Wall Street protester was trying to spread in Lower Manhattan to anyone that would listen.

A new video posted to YouTube shows the protester loudly and aggressively proclaiming “the Jews control Wall Street.”

In the nearly 6-minute video, the man is seen standing in Zuccotti Park ranting against Israel and Jews while holding a sign reading “Hitler’s Bankers – Wall St.”

The protestor, who would not give his name to those gathered around him, is also seen arguing with members of the public who took offense to his choice of words.

A number of others also ask the protester if Fox News had paid him to stand and display his sign to which he responded: “[expletive] Fox News, that’s [expletive]. [Expletive] Jew made that up.”

Rush LImbaugh here:

Occupier, Occupy Wall Street Now.  I’ve often said, I said last week he who controls the definition of words, the meaning of words, controls the debate.  He who controls the language controls the debate.  There’s a lot of interesting stuff here.  Occupy Wall Street Now, 99%, that leaves 1%, roughly the percentage of Jews in the population, too.  And Wall Street and bankers have been anti-Semitic code for Jews in this country going back quite a while. 

Now, what’s happening here is that the Democrats… This is where Brooks may be on to something. It’s too early to tell. But the Democrats are embracing this group of people. They are embracing them big time. The Democrats — Jan Schakowsky in Illinois, members of Congress — cannot help themselves. They are embracing this group and encourages this group. Celebrities are showing up now. Kanye West shows up with Russell Simmons, and he was wearing his big gold chains, and he hung around for a while. He did a perp walk, signed some autographs and had to get out of there because he was mobbed by these people. But this Adbusters bunch has a history of anti-Semitism, proud anti-Semitism. (interruption) The article about Jewish "neocons" was just one of their pieces, Snerdley, that you mentioned here, along those lines.

And a lot of people, a lot of people like to think that Wall Street’s all made up of Jewish people. We’re the ones that mentioned this last week. We’re the first to tell you that Adbusters was deeply involved in this. I wouldn’t be surprised if Brooks got the idea from this program. I’m gonna do a content search and I’m gonna go back and I’m gonna get the exact thing I said about Adbusters last week or the week before, whenever it was ’cause now people are starting to pick up on this. So here’s the point: If this group is being organized and paid for by a bunch of anti-Semites and the Democrat Party goes overboard in embracing this group of people, then this could be problem for the Democrat coalition, not to mention the fact that they could unleash a bunch of anti-Jewish racism down there if they’re not careful with this, ’cause there’s much more going on here than you just see at the surface.

Occupy Capitalism: ‘No freedom of press in London’

NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT CRUSHED PEOPLE WITH HORSES

 

London Stock exchange occupation blocked

Anti-capitalist protests that started with the Occupy Wall Street movement on Saturday spread to London and other cities.

Thousands of people descended on the area around the London Stock Exchange in a bid to replicate the huge demonstrations which have been taking place in New York.

A spokesman for the protesters said: “We are doing this to challenge the bankers and the financial institutions which recklessly gambled our economy. This occupation and 20 other occupations all around the UK have been directly inspired by what’s happening all across America and especially Wall Street.”

Activists had planned to take over Paternoster Square, where the Stock Exchange is located, but police cordoned off the area. Instead, protesters returned to their previous position in front of St Paul’s Cathedral.

As night fell, they announced their intention to set up a campsite in St Paul’s Churchyard, putting up tents and portaloos on one side of the square. However, Scotland Yard made it clear police would not allow the campsite in front of the cathedral, saying such a move would be “illegal and disrespectful”.

The force said they had made efforts to ensure the protest was largely peaceful. Three arrests were made – two for assault on police and one for a public order offence.

Well-known activists including Julian Assange and Peter Tatchell were among the protesters. Mr Assange, creator of the Wikileaks website, addressed the crowds on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral.

Protests also took place on the streets of Edinburgh and Dublin, which passed off peacefully. More than 100 demonstrators turned out to protest in St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, while hundreds also took to the streets of Dublin.

Anna Jones, a supporter of Occupy London Stock Exchange said: “So far, we have already seen a disproportionate amount of force by the police against protesters who are occupying the area outside St Paul’s… The only crime that the police can pin on people is one of having a conversation about real democracy and the unfair and unequal economic system that favours the rich and powerful.”

In Italy, however, police fired tear gas and water cannons as protesters turned the demonstration against corporate greed into a riot, smashing shop and bank windows, torching cars and hurling bottles.

Source:  UK Press Association

Arrests at anti-capitalist protests in London

PROTESTERS at an anti-capitalism rally in London have been arrested.

Three campaigners were nabbed by officers, who managed to stop a planned occupation of the London Stock Exchange.

Several hundred protesters from the Occupy London Stock Exchange movement were stopped from entering Paternoster Square today. It came after reports a High Court injunction had been issued to prevent members of the public from accessing the area.

After the attempt to occupy Paternoster Square failed miserably, the protesters returned to outside St Paul’s Cathedral, a position they have held for several weeks. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange addressed the crowds, talking about police oppression, Wikileaks and the current economic situation.

The protesters’ spokesman said: “We are doing this to challenge the bankers and the financial institutions which recklessly gambled our economy.”

He also spoke of a further 20 occupations being planned around the UK, inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement. Activists carried banners with slogans such as “Bankers got a bailout, we got sold out” and “We are the 99%”.

Canadian Lorena Fuentes, a charity worker, said: “I’m here today because I can’t see why you wouldn’t be and I feel that this is one of the few moments in history where it’s not a protest, it’s an actual movement that’s taken root.

“We’re trying to challenge this myth that there are not enough resources to go around.”

Berlin... German demonstrators take part in protests

Berlin… German demonstrators take part in protests

Protesters also marched in cities across the world in support of those occupying Wall Street, America’s financial centre.

There were demonstrations in New Zealand and Australia, and the movement’s website said that 951 protests would take place in cities across 82 countries. It is unclear whether that target was reached. The group’s website calls for people to “rise up to claim their rights and demand a true democracy.”

Rome... demos over finance fears were all over the world

Rome… demos over finance fears were all over the world

The demonstrations are against corruption and capitalism, and are a reaction to the global financial crisis. The Occupy Wall Street protests began in Canada last month, and have spread across the globe. In Frankfurt, some 5000 people protested outside the European Central Bank.

The movement has received celebrity endorsement too, as a group of 100 prominent authors, including Salman Rushdie and Neil Gaiman signed an online petition declaring their support for the movement.

Source: News Group Newspapers Limited 

How much right wing money is being spent to discredit Occupy Wall Street?

By: GottaLaff

Yesterday I posted American Spectator editor admits to being agent provocateur at D.C. National Air and Space Museum. Please read it, because the media isn’t reporting this, nor are they accurate in what they are reporting about the events of that day.

For instance, in my morning L.A. Times, they ran an article about Herman Cain and incorporated some of the Museum story elements.

Since then, in their online version of the story, they’ve scrubbed all references to the Museum. However, I tracked down the original wording here:

One day after demonstrators closed the National Air and Space Museum, Republican presidential contender Herman Cain […]

The Air and Space Museum reopened a day after demonstrators swarmed in to protest a drone exhibit.

Spokeswoman Isabel Lara told The Associated Press the museum opened on schedule Sunday. It had closed Saturday after security guards used pepper spray to repel more than 100 demonstrators. Some were from Occupy D.C.

Remember, an American Spectator editor, Patrick Howley, admitted to infiltrating and provoking the authorities into pepper spraying the protesters:

He states that “as far as anyone knew I was part of this cause — a cause that I had infiltrated the day before in order to mock and undermine in the pages of The American Spectator — and I wasn’t giving up before I had my story.”

Now remember something else: The American Spectator was the magazine that funded David Brock in Arkansas when he was researching all those Democratic “scandals” in the early ’90s. So, exactly how much right wing money is being spent to discredit Occupy Wall Street?

ADDED, via Paul Krugman:

This special treatment can’t bear close scrutiny — and therefore, as they see it, there must be no close scrutiny. Anyone who points out the obvious, no matter how calmly and moderately, must be demonized and driven from the stage. In fact, the more reasonable and moderate a critic sounds, the more urgently he or she must be demonized, hence the frantic sliming of Elizabeth Warren.

So who’s really being un-American here? Not the protesters, who are simply trying to get their voices heard. No, the real extremists here are America’s oligarchs, who want to suppress any criticism of the sources of their wealth.


Freedom Plaza Occupation Meets Pepper Spray At Air And Space Museum

October 8, 2011, 11:22 pm

The people who’ve come from around the country to occupy Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. helped fulfill their promise to “Stop the Machine” by entering, and ultimately closing down for the day, the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum. They chose the museum for its glorification of weaponry in general, its special exhibit on unmanned flying drones in particular, and the tribute it pays to the arms industry by naming its IMAX theater after Lockheed Martin.

Today’s action was proposed at Friday night’s General Assembly meeting on the plaza, most vocally by David Swanson—creator of, as well as much else, WarIsACrime.org. Some initially objected that its meaning might be lost on onlookers, but the idea prevailed.

The march itself—or “stroll,” as it was called, to avoid militaristic jargon—started around 2 p.m. today and reached the museum about half an hour later. Swanson was leading the march, together with members of Code Pink and a contingent of young Wisconsinites. (Also in the lead was confessed agent provocateur Patrick Howley, one of the “hundreds of earnest and principled reporters” whose careers The American Spectator claims to have launched.) Several protesters made it inside and, from the second floor, dropped a pink banner that said, “NO DRONES / END AFGHAN WAR.” But when as many as 500 “strolling” people surged up into the museum carrying signs and chanting, guards used pepper spray to repel them as they got just inside the doorway.

Protesters approach the doors of the Air and Space Museum.

Within seconds, those entering the building turned back, coughing and holding their eyes and writhing in pain. People outside, themselves breathing in the peppery air and coughing, poured water on their faces. Soon, there was a short standoff with police officers, followed by a rally on the steps of the museum and a performance by the Bread and Puppet Theater. Somebody provoked the man playing music across the street to go on a loud rant in his microphone against the protesters, but then he played songs for them. There was an assembly-style discussion. Several model drones—realistic-looking and otherwise—accompanied the group.

When word had come that some of those who had been apprehended would be released on the other side of the building, a group of marchers went there to greet them. They staged a sit-in, blocking the back entrance and singing songs like “This Little Light of Mine” and “If I Had a Hammer.” All the doors of the museum were already locked anyway, and it was closed for the rest of the day. Tourists continued to approach it and many went away angry.

Sit-in on the south side of the Air and Space Museum.

One woman was arrested in the incident, the first arrest of the ongoing occupations in D.C.: 19-year-old Thi Le of Madison, Wisconsin. She was released within a few hours and received by fellow protesters who waited for her outside the precinct.

Protester after trying to wash off the remains of pepper spray.

The outcome of the confrontation remains to be seen—especially in whatever crowds might come to Freedom Plaza on Sunday. An incident with pepper spray was of course a turning point for winning public sympathy for Occupy Wall Street, and it may be again in D.C. But in the case of Wall Street there was no apparent justification. At Air and Space, however, despite the use of probably excessive force by the guards, many outside observers might also see it as a necessary measure of crowd control to protect a national museum. The protesters say they had no intention to damage anything—later on they chanted to police officers and guards, “We are peaceful!”—but this might have been made clearer from the outset.

According to messages on Twitter, members of the separate occupation that began on October 1 at McPherson Square on K Street have made a point of distancing themselves from the action.

Despite some complaints that the reason for targeting the Air and Space Museum weren’t obvious enough, the action surely made a lot of people think about the museum and what it represents in a new way. The signs and props protesters carried conveyed their opposition to ongoing wars abroad and to the celebration of weapons that goes on inside. There were a large number of people visibly identified as veterans taking part, as well as military family members. The idea of going to a museum to admire technologies designed for killing was certainly called into question by this action. Unlike the sites of Occupy Wall Street confrontations, which have occurred on roadways, the target here made sense.

Less successful at first glance, however, was the tactic that ultimately met with pepper spray. The protesters could have sent a powerful message without appearing so threatening to guards, much less to visitors inside. The banner-drop was an example of this. So was the sit-in. But when a large, loud crowd leaves the street and moves toward a building, those leading it should be aware of the effect that they’re having on those in their path, and of the ways they might be antagonizing the very people they’re intending to win.

Movement-building, though, isn’t always pretty. Sometimes it burns.

Source: www.wagingnonviolence.org

Open Letter to Mayor Bloomberg

by David@AmpedStatus.com

Dear Mayor Bloomberg,

I read your recent comments regarding the #OccupyWallStreet 99% Movement. You and I both know that your comments were baseless and blatant divide and conquer propaganda talking points. You should be ashamed of yourself. Are you aware of how absurd, ignorant and hypocritical your out of touch with reality statements make you sound?

Here are your words:

“The protesters are protesting against people who make $40-50,000 a year and are struggling to make ends meet. That’s the bottom line.”

As I said, baseless and blatant divide and conquer propaganda talking points. First of all, you picked the $40-$50k per year talking point because the median household income falls into that range. Thus, you are attempting to divide the population in half. Second, you say we are against people who “are struggling to make ends meet.” Obviously, you have no clue as to what is going on. Perhaps your pathetic propaganda could have worked in the bygone days prior to the internet, but we know that the people, that you so condescendingly dismiss, are smart enough to see through your obsolete and desperate rhetoric.

To further clarify, we are absolutely NOT against anyone for however much money they may make. What we are fighting against are the people and corporations who are responsible for trillions of dollars in fraudulent activity. We are fighting a political process that has been hijacked and rigged against hardworking Americans through a system of political bribery – campaign finance, lobbying and the revolving door – by global financial interests. We are rebelling against economic tyranny. We are defending the United States against an occupying global financial oligarchy.

Our families and our country have endured financial oppression for long enough.

We currently have the most severe inequality of wealth in our nation’s history, and you are the Mayor of the city that has the most severe inequality of wealth in the country. The inequality of wealth in NYC is equivalent to a third-world economy. Inequality in your city is worse than Mexico and Honduras. It’s so bad that you would think that NYC was a banana republic run by a billionaire propaganda mogul who overturned term limit laws.

Oh wait, that’s exactly you!

I would love to publicly debate you on these issues. Perhaps you can come down to a place you once ruled but now has been liberated. How about we meet at Liberty Park this weekend? I know you might be jetting off to your hideaway estate in Bermuda again, like you did that time you left New Yorkers stranded in snow last winter for the holidays. Or maybe you will be too busy making budget cuts. Good thing your crony-capitalist buddies at JP Morgan paid off the NYPD with $4.6 million in bribes. You would hate to have to cut back on them now, wouldn’t you?

So Mayor Bloomberg, would you like to have a public debate at Liberty Park, somewhere else in the city, perhaps at your mansion in Bermuda or at one of your many other multi-million dollar hideaways?

Wow, I didn’t know being Mayor of a city desperately struggling with record-breaking poverty and inequality paid so well.

How do you do it? Perhaps we can break down your wealth during our debate. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

David[@]AmpedStatus[.]com, supporter of the #OccupyWallStreet 99% Movement

Source: AmpedStatus.com

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