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Scene from Syria, Saturday January 28, 2012. Rodney Kirkland Sr. edition.

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Oops. Turns out that was Oakland last night.

UPDATE: Dr. Dawg has the goods on an Oakland cop, annual salary $202K and unbelievably works for the Youth and Family Services agency, who apparently beat a pregnant woman leukemia sufferer off her bicycle and allegedly beat her as she was being carried away on a stretcher. Luckily, Anonymous (I’m . . . → Read More: Scene from Syria, Saturday January 28, 2012. Rodney Kirkland Sr. edition.

Media’s anti-Occupy stance revealed. More than half of Canadians support the movement.

Tweet By reading 90% of the Canadian media, you’d have thought the people who Occupied cities across Canada and the world were unemployable dirty fucking hippies intent on violence and rape.

Seems a majority of Canadians - and most of the world - still do not share the media’s jaundiced view of the mostly young people who pitched tents . . . → Read More: Media’s anti-Occupy stance revealed. More than half of Canadians support the movement.

Tents? Pepper Spray? On Black Friday? Where’s the Public Outrage?

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Ken Sanders Photo

Photo h/t Queer Thoughts

Well, well, well! What do we have here? Occupy Best Buy? In a manner of speaking. All those campers are not there to for Occupy movement values though. No, they’re not protesting whatever poor business practices the big box store may practice. No, . . . → Read More: Tents? Pepper Spray? On Black Friday? Where’s the Public Outrage?

Occupy: Canadian media turns its back on the homeless, the marginalized, the disenfranchised

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While many of us progressives like to think that the Occupy movement has awakened Canadians to the 99%, the reality is different. Editorial boards across Canada have seen to the marginalization of Occupy by concentrating on its weakest and most vulnerable members.

By accommodating the homeless, the disenfranchised and the marginalized, Occupy has . . . → Read More: Occupy: Canadian media turns its back on the homeless, the marginalized, the disenfranchised

A Clever Creative Post Eviction Idea From Occupy Wall Street

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As occupy encampments are being cleared out by bruit force all across the US and eviction notices have been handed out in Canada (some  have been or are being challenged through the courts, many ask, “what’s next?”. Is there life after the tent cities?  Personally, I have reservations, which I may share at . . . → Read More: A Clever Creative Post Eviction Idea From Occupy Wall Street

Matt Taibbi is beginning to get it about the Occupy movement

Tweet Most political/cultural/populist movements begin in back rooms, in clandestine meetings over a period of years. Many times the resultant movement looks little like the disorderly chaos of the initial gatherings. Unlike past uprisings, the Occupy movement is taking place in front of our eyes in cities all over the world for all to . . . → Read More: Matt Taibbi is beginning to get it about the Occupy movement

Scott Walker gets mic checked!

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From the estimable Brad Blog, I find this video from a speech by Wisconsin governor Scott Walker at a Chicago engagement both amusing and important. We need more of this.

Cross Posted at Let Freedom Rain

Occupy Montreal: a lesson in dealing with itinerants and homeless

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As the Occupy movement rolls on, it must deal with those who come not so much to share in the communal building of a new form of alternative resistance to the ills of our financial and governmental system, but for shelter and food. Mixing in with determined occupiers are the itinerants and . . . → Read More: Occupy Montreal: a lesson in dealing with itinerants and homeless

Quebecor And RLQ’s Chou-Chou, Eric Duhaime Has Hit a New Low–Enough With The Canadian Arrogant Complacency!

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Yes, that would be the same Eric Duhaime, the one who begged the feds, not once, but twice, to somehow intervene in the construction scandal woes in la Belle province, a problem that dates decades that needs systemic changes that not even the feds can touch.  That same scandal that ol’ Chrissie Paradis . . . → Read More: Quebecor And RLQ’s Chou-Chou, Eric Duhaime Has Hit a New Low–Enough With The Canadian Arrogant Complacency!

Brigette DePape, iconic images, and Occupy

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While establishment journalists muck around in muddy waders searching for a clue about the Occupy movement, condescending in their attitudes because they do not understand, I look back on perhaps a bit of the genesis of our Canadian versions of Occupy.

Brigette DePape.

Like the Occupy movement itself, Brigette’s action . . . → Read More: Brigette DePape, iconic images, and Occupy

Vote Only Once And Never Have To Vote Again! Get Future Gov’t Policies For The Unforeseen Future, No Matter Who’s Governing!

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Susan Delacourt points this out  in her blog this morning.  Some examples are cited. One of which, the most obvious and recent, was in this legislation to scrap the long gun registry,  those Harpercons have decided to scrap all the data that came with it, yanno, to make sure that not only put . . . → Read More: Vote Only Once And Never Have To Vote Again! Get Future Gov’t Policies For The Unforeseen Future, No Matter Who’s Governing!

Sorry if The Occupy Movement Puts a Kink In Your Plans, Mr. Mayor

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Believe it or not, I’m not talking about Mayor Boss Hogg and sidekick Donut Dougy.  No, I’m talking about Mayor Gregor Robertson of Vancouver. You see, boys ‘n’ girls, Mayor Robertson is starting to feel a little antsy these days, wondering when or how to end Occupy Vancouver.

Robertson said the city wants . . . → Read More: Sorry if The Occupy Movement Puts a Kink In Your Plans, Mr. Mayor

Now, Peggy Wente, It’s Not Nice to Slam An Ideological Sister Like Kathy Shaidle

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Vintage Peggy Wente. She does prove that she is, indeed, Chrissie Blatchford’s sob sister, along with Tash Kheiriddin.  Peggy, of course, misses the point of the #occupy movement.  What a bitter woman she is!

“Why should artists have to work instead of just making art?”

Peg asks one occupier. Who knew Kathy Shaidle . . . → Read More: Now, Peggy Wente, It’s Not Nice to Slam An Ideological Sister Like Kathy Shaidle

The right’s furious, desperate attempts to discredit the Occupy movement with charges of anti-Semitism

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Yesterday while I was following the #OccupyVancouver twitter feed, I noticed something strange happening. The hashtag was hijacked by unrelated, idiotic counter arguments to Occupy (not necessarily those belonging to Occupy Vancouver) signs showing up in photographs published on the internet and in the media.

The names of the tweeters and retweeters were . . . → Read More: The right’s furious, desperate attempts to discredit the Occupy movement with charges of anti-Semitism

Solidarnosc! Lech Walesa occupies Wall Street.

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You can’t get much better than that. 

Solidarity hero Lech Walesa is flying to New York to show his support for the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

“How could I not respond,” Walesa told a Polish newspaper Wednesday. “The thousands of people gathered near Wall Street are worried about the fate of their . . . → Read More: Solidarnosc! Lech Walesa occupies Wall Street.

Canadian firm postpones kicking Occupy Wall Street out of park. Police beat jubilant protesters.

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So it goes in OWS land. Not long after hearing that the Canadian company responsible for kicking out the protesters from Zuccotti Park had backed down, police resumed their indiscriminate head bashing of wayward protest members. At one point a motorcycle cop ran over a pedestrian.

Interesting to note how the media has . . . → Read More: Canadian firm postpones kicking Occupy Wall Street out of park. Police beat jubilant protesters.

Nice Little ‘Manifesto’ You Got There, But, I’m Going To Burst Your Little Bubble–You ARE Part of the 99%

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Boys ‘n’ girls, let’s give this college senior a big hand here! No, really! They’re making it on their own without any help from anyone on very little! Or so it would appear…

Oh, college senior, but you are very much part of the 99% ! Say it loud! Say it proud, . . . → Read More: Nice Little ‘Manifesto’ You Got There, But, I’m Going To Burst Your Little Bubble–You ARE Part of the 99%

Occupy Wall Street to stand ground at 7 a.m. deadline to exit Zuccotti Park in NYC

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The revolution begins tomorrow.

Facing the prospects of being moved out of Zuccotti Park for a cleaning of the area and the establishment of new rules that may end up killing the occupation, Occupy Wall Street protesters have announced that they plan to stand their ground tomorrow morning. . . . → Read More: Occupy Wall Street to stand ground at 7 a.m. deadline to exit Zuccotti Park in NYC

CBC liberal? Really? Chris Hedges trashes Kevin O’Leary’s audition for Sun News.

Tweet Kevin O’Leary channels Krista Erickson. This time guest bites back.

This is sweet. Chris Hedges exposes Kevin O’Leary’s snotty, condescending name calling during an interview on CBC’s Lang & O’Leary Exchange. Amanda Lang  Dianne Buckner tries in vain to represent the middle ground as a CBC pundit should do but to no avail as O’Leary . . . → Read More: CBC liberal? Really? Chris Hedges trashes Kevin O’Leary’s audition for Sun News.

CNN on Occupy Wall Street: “Bang on the bongos, smoke weed!”

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If there any doubts that CNN turned a far right with the hiring of far right blogger Erick Erickson and Breitbart flunky Dana Loesch with no progressive counterpart, take a look at how one CNN reporter characterizes a news story.

The reporter, Alison Kosik, deleted the tweet. . . . → Read More: CNN on Occupy Wall Street: “Bang on the bongos, smoke weed!”