October 10, 2011
"We cannot be content, no matter how high that general standard of living may be, if some fraction of our people—whether it be one-third or one-fifth or one-tenth—is ill-fed, ill-clothed, ill-housed, and insecure"

Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Second Bill of Rights, aka the Economic Bill of Rights

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Bill_of_Rights

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October 13, 2011
tankflynn:

(re)Posted without comment. #occupywallst #99percent #tfly

tankflynn:

(re)Posted without comment. #occupywallst #99percent #tfly

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October 14, 2011
inothernews:

FORCE   A New York City police officer on a motor scooter runs over a Legal Aid Society observer as  Occupy Wall Street demonstrators march through the streets near Wall  Street, Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. (Photo: Mary Altaffer / AP via WCBS 880 AM)
Today in “Photos The NYPD Would Rather You Didn’t See.”

inothernews:

FORCE   A New York City police officer on a motor scooter runs over a Legal Aid Society observer as Occupy Wall Street demonstrators march through the streets near Wall Street, Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. (Photo: Mary Altaffer / AP via WCBS 880 AM)

Today in “Photos The NYPD Would Rather You Didn’t See.”

October 18, 2011
cheatsheet:

Occupy George is a project that stamps dollar bills with infographics describing disparities in wealth. You can download their templates for your own use on their site. (via Buzzfeed)

cheatsheet:

Occupy George is a project that stamps dollar bills with infographics describing disparities in wealth. You can download their templates for your own use on their site. (via Buzzfeed)

October 19, 2011
inothernews:

Occupy Madrid.
(Photo: Action Press / Rex Features via the Telegraph)

inothernews:

Occupy Madrid.

(Photo: Action Press / Rex Features via the Telegraph)

October 20, 2011
cornachio:

Romney flip flops on Occupy Wall Street

cornachio:

Romney flip flops on Occupy Wall Street

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October 23, 2011
kileyrae:

madblatter:

Hate to admit it, but it’s true.

1. While he spent a number of years in Indonesia the majority of his adolescence was spent in Hawaii. Though I fail to see how that’s relevant. 
2. And?
3. Actually he worked as community organizer and a constitutional law professor if you’re not considering being a senator, at the state or federal level, a ‘real’ job.
4. Yeah, that’s what happens when you become the president of the United States.
5. Okay…
6. Like every other president of modern day.
And what is the point of this graphic? OWS and the ‘99%’ movement are neither pro-Obama or anti-Obama. Yes, President Obama is a part of the 1%. Is this supposed to be news? He himself has said that “people like him” don’t need tax breaks and pointed out all the ways that he was helped along the way to be where he is now. It’s not the 1% against the 99%. It’s about greed, inequality, and injustice, not ‘class war.’ So again, what is the point of this graphic?

Kiley (I am after all, assuming that’s your name), thank you for taking ownership.

kileyrae:

madblatter:

Hate to admit it, but it’s true.

1. While he spent a number of years in Indonesia the majority of his adolescence was spent in Hawaii. Though I fail to see how that’s relevant. 

2. And?

3. Actually he worked as community organizer and a constitutional law professor if you’re not considering being a senator, at the state or federal level, a ‘real’ job.

4. Yeah, that’s what happens when you become the president of the United States.

5. Okay…

6. Like every other president of modern day.

And what is the point of this graphic? OWS and the ‘99%’ movement are neither pro-Obama or anti-Obama. Yes, President Obama is a part of the 1%. Is this supposed to be news? He himself has said that “people like him” don’t need tax breaks and pointed out all the ways that he was helped along the way to be where he is now. It’s not the 1% against the 99%. It’s about greed, inequality, and injustice, not ‘class war.’ So again, what is the point of this graphic?

Kiley (I am after all, assuming that’s your name), thank you for taking ownership.

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Filed under: president obama 1% OWS 
October 23, 2011
"The cry of the poor is not always just, but if you don’t listen to it, you will never know what justice is."

— Howard Zinn (via cornachio)

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October 25, 2011
ryking:

socialistexan:

entropicfever:

Poll here
What the heck? We were at 69% the other day, now we’re down to 57%?

GUYS THIS IS DOWN TO 38% NOw! FIX THIS.

Vote “Yes!”

ryking:

socialistexan:

entropicfever:

Poll here

What the heck? We were at 69% the other day, now we’re down to 57%?

GUYS THIS IS DOWN TO 38% NOw! FIX THIS.

Vote “Yes!”

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3:47pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/Z5Ai4yB6Hhv3
  
Filed under: politics ows polls 
October 26, 2011
"The idea that we can run the world through the internet is eventually going to be some sort of reality. We are becoming a global society through the connectivity we enjoy through the internet. We are growing out of this idea that a fucking line in the dirt can dictate where you’re from."

Joe Rogan

Full Clip Here: http://tinyurl.com/43duz83

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October 26, 2011
petiteperspective:

12th street Lang building bathroom graffiti.

petiteperspective:

12th street Lang building bathroom graffiti.

October 28, 2011
The only “permit” occupy protestors need is the first amendment of the constitution.

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Filed under: occupy ows 
October 31, 2011
paxamericana:

@occupyoaklandOccupy OaklandBREAKING NEWS: #SEIU Local 1021, the biggest union in Oakland, just joined Wednesdays #GeneralStrike They’re callin workers into the street!

paxamericana:

@occupyoaklandOccupy OaklandBREAKING NEWS: #SEIU Local 1021, the biggest union in Oakland, just joined Wednesdays #GeneralStrike They’re callin workers into the street!

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November 1, 2011

suzy-x:

Tonight Kim and I went down to the occupation and gave out candy, to bestow some good will “on behalf of the FUNpercent.” It was fun, indeed.

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November 1, 2011
cornachio:

 
The US Ranks 28 out of 31 countries for Child Poverty rates.
“We have tried to measure the degree of social justice in each OECD country by looking at 6 key factors: poverty prevention, access to education, labor market inclusion, social cohesion/non-discrimination, health, as well as what we call “intergenerational justice.”
The U.S. receives particularly low scores in the area of poverty prevention. Income poverty afflicts 17.3 percent of all Americans, including 22.2 percent of the elderly and 21.6 percent of children.
We argue that the prevention of poverty is a fundamental precondition for social justice, so it is weighted most strongly in the overall ranking. Under conditions of poverty, social participation is possible only with great difficulty. The United States’ low score in poverty prevention is one of the reasons why the U.S. is so low in the overall ranking. But there are also problems in some other areas — education, for instance. The impact of a student’s socioeconomic background on his or her educational success is significant in the U.S.. This also undermines the idea of equal opportunity.”
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cornachio:

The US Ranks 28 out of 31 countries for Child Poverty rates.

“We have tried to measure the degree of social justice in each OECD country by looking at 6 key factors: poverty prevention, access to education, labor market inclusion, social cohesion/non-discrimination, health, as well as what we call “intergenerational justice.”

The U.S. receives particularly low scores in the area of poverty prevention. Income poverty afflicts 17.3 percent of all Americans, including 22.2 percent of the elderly and 21.6 percent of children.

We argue that the prevention of poverty is a fundamental precondition for social justice, so it is weighted most strongly in the overall ranking. Under conditions of poverty, social participation is possible only with great difficulty. The United States’ low score in poverty prevention is one of the reasons why the U.S. is so low in the overall ranking. But there are also problems in some other areas — education, for instance. The impact of a student’s socioeconomic background on his or her educational success is significant in the U.S.. This also undermines the idea of equal opportunity.”

CLICK THROUGH FOR FULL ARTICLE

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