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Occupation of Wall Street
« on: October 14, 2011, 10:53:01 AM »
Ok, I think this event needs its own thread...

...What?

Avaaz email says:
"Dear Friends,

Urgent -- tomorrow at 7 am, the New York City police plan to evict the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

The only way to stop the eviction is a roaring outcry to New York's billionaire mayor, Mike Bloomberg, and to the owners of the protest park. We must show them that their global reputations are on the line.

Let's flood their offices with phone calls! Avaaz will tell the media about the numbers of calls made, multiplying their impact on the public image of Bloomberg and Richard B. Clark -- the CEO of the company that owns the park. If enough of us call now, we could turn the tide and stop the eviction--but only hours are left!

Call the Mayor and Brookfield Properties Here:
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg: +1-212-NEW-YORK (639-9675)
Brookfield CEO Richard Clark: +1-212-417-7063
Brookfield US headquarters: +1-212-417-7000
Brookfield Canada headquarters: +1-416-369-2300
Brookfield Australia headquarters: +61-2-9322-2000
After calling, post a message about how the call went -- to help Avaaz count the number of calls made, and demonstrate the wave of worldwide support for the protesters.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/emergency_callin_to_stop_eviction/?vl

Suggestions for your call:
Say that you have a message for Brookfield CEO Richard Clark or NYC Mayor Bloomberg (depending on who you are calling)
Stop the eviction of Zuccotti Park
We have a constitutional right to protest.
This is one of the biggest shows of public outrage in decades and these people represent hundreds of thousands across the world who stand with the protesters and the movement for real democracy.
The protesters are cleaning up the park, keeping it clean and safe
http://www.avaaz.org/en/emergency_callin_to_stop_eviction/?vl

We can help make sure the thousands of protesters rights to freedom of speech and assembly are respected by calling Billionare Bloomberg and Brookfield. Forward to everyone!

Emma, Morgan, Maria Paz, Alice, Ben, Rewan and the whole Avaaz team

SOURCES:

Occupy Wall Street protesters fear eviction from park
http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/10/13/occupy-wall-street-protesters-fear-eviction-from-park/

Update: Occupy Wall Street Responds to Bloomberg’s Cleaning ‘Eviction Notice’
http://www.observer.com/2011/10/occupy-wall-street-responds-to-bloombergs-eviction-notice/"

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Re: Occupation of Wall Street
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2011, 10:56:10 AM »
Can you explain what this is about without copying straight from a website, and make it simple and easy to understand too.

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Re: Occupation of Wall Street
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2011, 11:05:12 AM »
That yesterday, the police in New York threatened to evict the protesters. They claim that they're endangering people's health (because of trash etc. I guess, however, they said they would clean it up themselves).

I don't know what has happened to the event yet, has the police evicted them? (I'll try searching the internetz for information on this soon, probably.)

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Re: Occupation of Wall Street
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2011, 11:06:21 AM »
What? That's not what I meant. Why are these people protesting?

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Re: Occupation of Wall Street
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2011, 11:09:32 AM »
Because Mormons eat Kommunishts for lunch once a decade. and the decade is near...

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Re: Occupation of Wall Street
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2011, 11:18:59 AM »
What? That's not what I meant. Why are these people protesting?
Because of the corruption/power of the big, rich companies. Way too few people have way too much power.

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Re: Occupation of Wall Street
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2011, 11:56:16 AM »
so do we need a 21st century version of robin hood to steal rich people's money and send it to africa :)

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Re: Occupation of Wall Street
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2011, 11:57:20 AM »
so do we need a 21st century version of robin hood to steal rich people's money and send it to africa :)


Lol.

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Re: Occupation of Wall Street
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2011, 02:50:34 PM »

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Re: Occupation of Wall Street
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2011, 02:55:43 AM »
In the TV news they said that the police/mayor (I think the mayor decided to throw them out) have decided to postpone (first time I use this word! Very scary.) throwing them out.

There is a similar demonstration in Copenhagen against greed starting in 5 hours or something... I'm so tempted to join it. But I'm almost certain I won't do it. :(

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Re: Occupation of Wall Street
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2011, 03:20:55 AM »
tiananmen square and dead people scare protesters away

and people in general >.>

also

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Re: Occupation of Wall Street
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2011, 02:08:35 AM »
:) I want to join. :(

"Protesters were on the streets in 950 cities in 81 countries in Europe, Asia, Australia and USA.
In Copenhagen, Rådhuspladsen was bursting of Danish demonstrators who showed up with slogans like "Capitalism has failed.""

Source: http://www.dr.dk/Nyheder/Indland/2011/10/16/074820.htm

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Re: Occupation of Wall Street
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2011, 04:49:24 AM »
if you do go get your picture taken by Danish News or whatever  ;D

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Re: Occupation of Wall Street
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2011, 12:12:32 PM »
An interesting graph:


An interesting Wikipedia page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22Occupy%22_protests

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Re: Occupation of Wall Street
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2011, 12:17:39 PM »
great, we get 99.6% great depression issm

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Re: Occupation of Wall Street
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2011, 12:55:18 PM »
What is "income share"

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Re: Occupation of Wall Street
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2011, 01:01:59 PM »
i'm guessing its a fancy way of saying, the stock went up or down

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Re: Occupation of Wall Street
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2011, 01:29:01 PM »
What is "income share"
Add the incomes (how much money people earn) of EVERYONE inside USA together.

Then, find the 1% who earn the most. See how much their income is of that total income. Now it is apparently somewhere around 20% in USA.
So if those money were distributed equally, everyone in USA would be almost 20% richer.

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Re: Occupation of Wall Street
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2011, 08:53:46 AM »
Another Avaaz campaign, sort of related to this.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/occupy_g20/?cl=1360924199&v=10908

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Re: Occupation of Wall Street
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2011, 02:41:18 PM »
Well supposedly today was the Oakland strike thingy, I wonder how that went.

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Re: Occupation of Wall Street
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2011, 02:58:18 PM »
off topic: /me reoccupies sentina

on topic: kolkol lets occupy the world.