A Message from Occupied Wall Street
September 27, 2011
Occupy Wall Steet.org
Communiques from Occupied Wall Street. "On September 24th, 2011, the lie revealed itself. We live in a world where only 1 percent of us are protected and served." "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. We are expressing the same frustration that you feel. You are the 99 percent." Protest police violence.
A Message from Occupied Wall Street (Day Eight)
A Message from Occupied Wall Street (Day Eight)
(September 25, 2011) -- This is the eighth communiqué from the 99 percent. We are occupying Wall Street.
On September 24th, 2011, the lie revealed itself. We live in a world where only 1 percent of us are protected and served. The following is graphic. [Videos online at occupywallst.org.]
This is a video of a white-collar police officer macing penned-in young women:
This is a photo of a white-collar police officer reaching over a barricade and ripping a young woman's hair out:
This is a video that shows a white-collar police officer tackle a young man for no reason (thirty-six seconds in).
Later, it shows a different white-collar police officer shoving two young women and a young man for no reason (one minute and two seconds in):
This is a photo of two white-collar police officers arresting a young woman for filming them:
This is a September 19th article by New York Times reporter Colin Moynihan that reveals a white-collar police officer reached over a barricade and took hold of a protester without provocation, and then lied about the details.
Here is a picture from the article, note the other two white-collar officers holding him up:
This is a video from September 20th of two white-collar police officers throwing a protester face first towards the ground: We demand that Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly resigns.
We demand that this man is charged for maliciously spraying protesters and blue-collar police.
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.
A Message from Occupied Wall Street (Day Nine)
WALL STREET, NY (September 26, 2011) -- This is the ninth communiqué from the 99 percent. We are occupying Wall Street. The police barricades that have been surrounding the Stock Exchange help.
Sunday has been decreed, once again, a day of rest. We didn't march. We have made a new world, a new city within the city. We are working on a new sky for where the towers are now.
Throughout the day our sisters and brothers arrested yesterday came back home to Liberty Plaza. They greeted the new faces that have joined us here. They shared their stories of imprisonment, of medical care denied and delayed. We welcomed them and listened.
We had visitors: Immortal Technique; Reverend Billy.
Yesterday was a day of action, and today was one of healing, discussion, and preparation. Working groups met in small circles around the plaza, planning their work and preparing to report back to the General Assembly as a whole. The Assembly debated, as always, the hows and whys of being here.
In the morning, we talked about the occupations rising up in cities around the United States, joining us in what we're doing, as people begin rediscovering the power in themselves against the powers looming over them in buildings. We talked of calling more people to do what we're doing.
In the evening, we talked about staying, or leaving, and what this space means for us. We love it, we're almost addicted to it, but what we are is more than this.
We strolled around the plaza. We wrote songs with new friends. We argued about politics with each other, but not a politics of puppets: a politics for us. We fed the hungry and gave sleeping bags to the cold. We roughhoused. We talked to the world on our livestream. Most of all, we kept on organizing ourselves. Our library grew.
Drums blared for hours into the night when the Assembly wasn't in session, until the time came for quiet. The drummers ended by reciting from the Principles of Solidarity we approved in Friday's General Assembly, in the rain. Before the police lined along the Broadway side of the plaza, they cried together, "We are daring to imagine a new socio-political and economic alternative that offers greater possibility of equality." And more.
"Safety in numbers!" a sign by them says. "Join us."
Nathan Schneider, Editor, Waging Nonviolence
ACTION ALERT: CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND/OR FAX THEM AND/OR EMAIL THEM IMMEDIATELY!!!<'b><'big>
Jamie Fox / Occupy Wall Street
WALL STREET, NY (September 26, 2011) -- The New York police are using brutality while they are FALSELY arresting peaceful protesters who are exercising their constitutional rights. Thousands have gathered on the streets of New York to protest Wall Street corruption.
Even if you do not agree with why they are protesting, the very fact that they are being arrested for peacefully protesting and not breaking any laws is a CRIME and will not be tolerated!!! Please do your part to protect our civil liberties and DEMAND our leaders to STOP this now!
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