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September 29, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Day 12

-- by Dave Johnson

"We are occupying Wall Street. We will not be moved."

"Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%."

"We are the 99 percent. We are getting kicked out of our homes. We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution. We are working long hours for little pay and no rights, if we're working at all. We are getting nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything. We are the 99 percent. "

People Have Had It

This is what happens when people have had it. The "Occupy Wall Street" crowd has been there for almost 2 weeks, camping out, saying they're fed up and are going to stay until American democracy is restored.

Video: Wall Streeters mock the people marching in the streets, drinking champagne, from above.

"This video shows unidentified occupants watching protests from the balconies of Wall Street in amusement while sipping champagne."

Pilots Union marches:

United/Continental pilots march on Wall Street
Pilots marching to Wall Street strike

Report: NYC Transit Union Joins Occupy Wall Street,

New York City labor unions are preparing to back the unwieldy grassroots band occupying a park in Lower Manhattan, in a move that could mark a significant shift in the tenor of the anti-corporate Occupy Wall Street protests and send thousands more people into the streets.

The Transit Workers Union Local 100's executive committee, which oversees the organization of subway and bus workers, voted unanimously Wednesday night to support the protesters. The union claims 38,000 members. A union-backed organizing coalition, which orchestrated a large May 12 march on Wall Street before the protests, is planning a rally on Oct. 5 in explicit support. And SEIU 32BJ, which represents doormen, security guards and maintenance workers, is using its Oct. 12 rally to express solidarity with the Zuccotti Park protesters.

Video: Michael Moore talks about what is happening with Lawrence O'Donnell:

Video: See Richard Eskow: Occupy This! TV Interview On The Economy And The #OccupyWallStreet Protests

"Wall Street's fear is understandable. If the public is ever given a voice to express its outrage, their party train will have to stop and some people will pay for their crimes. But when Americans can only express their right to free speech after they've been coralled into a "free speech zone," one that's far from the subject of the protests, that's not free speech at all.

And it's not America."

Go visit the Occupy Wall Street site

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture. I am a Fellow with CAF.

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Posted by Dave Johnson at September 29, 2011 3:49 PM


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