#OccupyWallStreet #OurWallStreet #TakeWallStreet #GlobalRevolution -> OCCUPY THE PLANET!
My brothers and sisters! If there is any part of you that feels corruption and suffering is what runs the world then please watch this video and reblog! Then unite with us who seek freedom! Even if you can’t participate in the fight yet, at least let the people know what’s going on since the mainstream media and associated press will not. Look at the links below and join your city’s occupation movement and take back your freedom! And remember to keep it peaceful. Viva la rEVOLution!
Photograph by Jim Kiernan for Gothamist
Photographs and especially videos of the NYPD’s actions during the occupation of Wall Street have sparked outrage and media attention regarding the protests, which have now spanned ten days. Accordingly, witnesses, including our own photographer, tell us that the NYPD has been specifically targeting photographers and videographers for arrest. Two protestors who were maintaining the live video feed of the protests were arrested on Saturday, the first claiming that she was detained solely because she was holding a camera. “Those are the first people the police go after,” protest organizer Patrick Bruner tells us. “They’re always the first to get held up.”
While it is well within a protestor’s right to film a demonstration or an arrest, NYCLU spokesperson Jennifer Carnig tells us, “You cannot interfere with police action, i.e. get in the middle of an arrest to take a photo or make a video.” It may be a stretch to say that those operating the protest’s live stream would be able to physically “interfere” with an arrest while holding a laptop.
Times’ Up! photographer Barbara Ross tells us that as she was filming Saturday’s march down Broadway to Union Square, a white-shirted NYPD officer repeatedly warned her that she would be arrested unless she started marching with the demonstrators. “I was standing off to the side so I could document what was going on—you couldn’t really see much from within the group,” Ross says, “And he kept saying, ‘You either join them or I’ll arrest you.’ I wasn’t blocking traffic or harming anything, it was obvious it was because I was holding a camera.”
Jim Kiernan, who was shooting Saturday’s protests for Gothamist, said that NYPD officers were “definitely” zeroing in on anyone with a camera. At around 12th Street and Fifth Avenue, Kiernan saw a large black SUV pull up next to a few police supervisors. “It was Ray Kelly. He rolled down his window and I had a perfect shot but I knew if I pointed my camera at him I’d get arrested on the spot.” Moments later, “a videographer who I had seen all day, who didn’t seem to be part of the protest was arrested. One officer took her camera, another cuffed her,” Kiernan said. “A few seconds later, another photographer next to her gets arrested—no provocation whatsoever. That’s when I decided I was done for the day.”
"The NYPD has been known to aggressively videotape people," Carnig says. Indeed, a police officer can be seen filming in this arrest video, presumably protecting them from any accusations of mistreatment. “We encourage people to let us know if they’ve been harassed by the cops for taking a photo or making a video.” We’ve yet to receive comment from the NYPD.
11 Things You Can Do to Help the 'Occupy Wall Street' Movement - #OccupyWallStreet #OurWallStreet #TakeWallStreetThe people protesting on Wall Street are fighting for the unemployed, the uninsured, and those totally insecure in the face of ever increasing financial inequities. September 20, 2011 | Advertisement
Editor’s note: Today is the fifth day demonstrators have staged an “occupation” of Wall St. and other parts of lower Manhattan in protest of America’s staggering economic inequality and the influence of big finance on our politics. As of Tuesday night, 16 people had been arrested. There are also reports that law enforcement has confiscated camera equipment. Below, writer Chaz Valenza describes 11 things you can do to help out the protesters.
These patriot occupiers are fighting for 99 percent of us. Those who are unemployed, uninsured, underemployed and totally insecure in the face of ever increasing social and financial inequities. They are standing up for those who cannot be there right now.
Here’s the good news — you can help, right now today — no matter where you are.
1) Spread the word — there’s something going on. People have started a movement — they’re occupying Wall Street. Hundreds of people have been camped out in lower Manhattan for four days!
2) If you’re in New York and can only spare a little time or money: bring American flags, cardboard, markers, water, etc. down to Liberty Park.
3) If you’re in the New York area and have a day, a morning, an afternoon, go down there. The weather appears to be holding. Take the day off and just go. I know it sounds hard to believe but you will be heard. This is an open general assembly effort and you will get your say and be a real participant.
4) If you are a little ways from NYC, organize foursomes to go to NYC for the day. It will cost you the train/bus/car fare. Take nothing but some food and water and your body.
5) Too far to get to NYC? Sign this petition and I will read your name and comments in Liberty Park this week, I promise. Break Up Goldman Sachs Now!
6) Be subversive against the big money interests wherever you are and encourage others to do the same. Don’t give the banksters 4 percent of every purchase you make with a credit or debit card — use cash. See: UseCashMovement
7) Be subversive: max out your credit card on large ticket items and return them the next day. (This one is right out of the Saul Alinsky playbook.)
8) Move your money from a big bank to a credit union.
9) Picket a local branch of a bank. When the press asks you what the heck you think you’re doing, tell them it’s in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.
10) Send food to the protesters in Liberty Park through a New York friend or go to the live stream chat for information on local eats that will take your order. (Yes, you’ll have to use your credit card, big spender!)
11) Do you know anybody who knows anybody who knows a writer, a celebrity, etc. who will show their face at the protest? Get to them now.
Bonus Support Idea 12) Spread the word again, and repeat!
NYPD officer who maced female protesters at Occupy Wall Stret identified, and d0xed by #Anonymous - #OccupyWallStreet #TakeWallStreet #OurWallStreet
The NYPD officer caught on video macing peaceful female “Occupy Wall Street" protesters at close range, then "slinking away," has been identified. And doxed by Anonymous. “Before you commit atrocities against innocent people, think twice,” the intro to “BadCop D0x” begins. “WE ARE WATCHING!!! Expect Us!”
Mass-arrests-and-media-team-under-threat-livestream-Wall-Street-BREAKING-9-24 (Please Make Viral!!) (by TheAnonPress)
Live Stream: http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution
Live Stream (Without Chat): http://pastehtml.com/view/b85pz39vm.html
100 protesters, including 3 from the Livestream media team arrested today in the worst display of civil rights violations via police brutality on this peaceful protest to date. With threats of a raid on Liberty Plaza tonight, the additional clip at the end, a call for help, has been included. So far we have over 7000 viewing the stream. Over 1000 present at the Plaza and growing. They need all the support they can get. Call NYPD’s front office and demand they let these folks go and cease their assault on peaceful protesters. The Whole World is Watching…
MEDIATEAM HELD - police precinct # is 718-520-9311
Heads up, park cruisers. The police department may soon be operating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) “as a law enforcement tool” in New York City, giving that agency the capability to monitor activities in city parks, on streets, and in other public areas from the air.
In January, Gay City News made a Freedom of Information request to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) seeking “any application or applications made by the New York City Police Department or any other New York City agency to operate an unmanned aerial vehicle in the New York City area.”
In its response, the FAA reported that it had not received any such applications, but it released a December 13, 2010 email to the FAA from a police department detective who wanted to know “who has ‘Certificates of Authority’ to fly Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the U.S.”
The detective’s name was blacked out, but he was identified as part of the NYPD Counterterrorism Division in his email. He wrote, “Currently, we are in the basic stages of investigating the possible use of UAV’s as a law enforcement tool.
#OccupyWallStreet #TakeWallStreet #SpreadThis - “The Police Are On The Wrong Side At The Occupy Wall Street Protests” - MOC #79 (by LeeCamp2)“The Police Are On The Wrong Side At The Occupy Wall Street Protests” - MOC #79 —- Also, the MOC podcast has an interview with political activist heroes THE YES MEN.
PEACEFUL FEMALE PROTESTORS PENNED IN THE STREET AND MACED!- #OccupyWallStreet