And it’s shit like this that I don’t really think people understand. While you’re supporting the gutting of food stamps, medicaid, and other social programs, you’re legitimately committing people to die. 

Tuesday, 24th of January



SPOTTED: Anne Hathaway at Occupy Wall Street? She’s holding a sign: “Blackboards Not Bullets”


Thursday, 24th of November

I’m sorry but every single organized protest throughout modern civilization has inconvenienced someone just trying to go about their day.


and when the dust settles and the world is hopefully a little bit better do you really want to look back on it and say “Boy, I’m sure glad I complained about the traffic.”?


the most inane complaint i heard about OWS was some girl whining about how she had to take a detour to get to starbucks. missing the point, party of one.

in all seriousness, though, i know it can be inconvenient but what they’re trying to accomplish is a little bigger than your morning commute.

Thursday, 24th of November
#political   #occupy  

greatinterest: panasonicyouth: marielikestodraw: youthiswasted:

Emotionally intense images of retired Philadelphia police captain Ray Lewis - who has joined the #OccupyWallStreet protests - being arrested by the NYPD.

Captain Lewis has been outspoken against the NYPD’s wrongful use of violence against peaceful protesters.

From what I have seen, Ray Lewis’ conduct defines honor, bravery, and dignity.

There is a media blackout on images of his participation in the protest, and on his arrest:


It’s proved impossible for me to get this shot of former Philadelphia Police Cpt. Ray Lewis being arrested, published anywhere.  I was adamantly rebuffed by the Philadelphia Inquirer, NYT, local NY papers, and Newsweek, before even looking at the photograph.  One of the only published photos of this paradoxical and intense event is located here at the NYC Observer:

Make this viral and they will come.

Wednesday, 23rd of November
#political   #occupy  

84-year-old Occupy Seattle participant Dorli Rainey, pictured above after being pepper sprayed by Seattle Police on November 15th.

She later wrote about the incident:

“Something funny happened on my way to a transportation meeting in Northgate. As I got off the bus at 3rd and Pine I heard helicopters above. Knowing that the problems of New York would certainly precipitate action by Occupy Seattle, I thought I better check it out. Especially since only yesterday the City Government made a grandiose gesture to protect free speech. Well free speech does have its limits as I found out as the cops shoved their bicycles into the crowd and simultaneously pepper sprayed the so captured protesters. If it had not been for my Hero (Iraq Vet Caleb) I would have been down on the ground and trampled. This is what democracy looks like. It certainly left an impression on the people who rode the No. 1 bus home with me. In the women’s movement there were signs which said: “Screw us and we multiply.’”

Friday, 18th of November
#political   #seattle   #occupy  



People talk about “triggers” a lot on Tumblr, and I thought I’d never have a moment myself but when I opened up that page and started reading the comments, I grew sick with anger and depression at the same time.

See, I’ve buried every single person from my high school who joined the Marines (four in total, there were 5 including me). I’ve buried 17 others and told three families that their sons were killed - the last of which was extremely traumatic for me.

Just because we do the impossible doesn’t mean that America is doing what’s right. Yes, we belong to a greatly efficient fighting force, but fighting force for what? Freedom? We’ve had more uniformed people die securing oil fields than did civilians on 9/11. What is this “Freedom” you are talking about?

Where is the Freedom for the families I held in my arms as they cried, me representing this magical embodiment of America that went overseas to defend our rights to be arrested and beated when we exercise the very rights that I was told everyone was fighting to protect?

Where is the Freedom for the families of the dead children and non-hostiles who received shrapnel from drone and long-range strikes while Americans sit safely in their homes and bitch about people who have the audacity to be upset that corporations pay less taxes than individuals?

Where is the Freedom for our young women who are ostracized because in doing the most natural act in humanity they have become pregnant, and due to the very socioeconomic conditions that are forced onto them from those who object, they cannot give a new child a loving, caring home, and so they choose to ensure that another child is not crying themselves to sleep in an orphanage or growing up in a family that was too young to have children?

Where is the Freedom for the families who declare bankruptcy because they are swimming in credit card debt because of increased “administrative” fees from banks and health care institutions, all who were more concerned with putting food on their children’s plates and letting them grow up a little better off than mom and dad did?

Don’t tell me that our military fights for Freedom, because I’ve been in the military for eight years and let me tell you something: There is no “Freedom” other than the veil that is being thrown over our eyes.

Tuesday, 8th of November
#political   #occupy  


Arresting the Granny Brigade? 
Respect your elders isn’t taught in cop school. 

Thursday, 3rd of November
#political   #occupy  




fucking wow.

Tuesday, 18th of October
#political   #occupy  



Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.

As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known.

They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.

They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.

They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.

They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.

They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless nonhuman animals, and actively hide these practices.

They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.

They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.

They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.

They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.

They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.

They have sold our privacy as a commodity.

They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press.

They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.

They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.

They have donated large sums of money to politicians supposed to be regulating them.

They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.

They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantive profit.

They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.

They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.

They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt.

They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad.

They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.

They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts.*

To the people of the world,

We, the New York City General Assembly occupying Wall Street in Liberty Square, urge you to assert your power.

Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone.

To all communities that take action and form groups in the spirit of direct democracy, we offer support, documentation, and all of the resources at our disposal.

Join us and make your voices heard!

*These grievances are not all-inclusive.

Sunday, 16th of October
#political   #occupy  

Oh, Conservatives




Why is it easier for you to believe that 150 million people are lazy and stupid than 400 people are greedy and malicious?

Saturday, 15th of October
#political   #occupy