2011-12-14 America's Port Drivers support OWS Port shutdowns
The Mainstream Media, working for its corporate masters, endeavors to discredit OWS and cast every possible negative spin on the people's movement. It is vital that we use alternative media to spread the truth. Please share this information with everyone you know.
Write letters to your local papers, citing the facts. (Why does that make a difference? because perception can make reality. If people in your town only read news or letters with one slant, they will have that one perception. But if they are made aware that the truth is different, and this information comes from their own friends and neighbors, as opposed to anonymous chain emails, tv-talking-heads or radio shock jocks, that DOES make a difference. Not with the die-hard wing-nuts. But we're trying to reach the reasonable people.) Why Shut Down the Ports ? read the truth HERE
America's Port Drivers support the port shutdowns HERE
How Goldman Sachs and Others Exploit Port Truck Drivers HERE
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The 99%: How the Occupy Wall Street Movement Is Changing America HERE
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Occupy Wall Street - News, Blogs, Videos & other coverage
OWS is growing and spreading all over the
world. One way you know it is a genuine movement of The People is that the corporate media tried very hard to pretend it did not exist.
At first there was very little press coverage, and much of that
was from non-American sources (Britain's independent Guardian provided
excellent coverage from the beginning, now more alternative media are
covering it here in the USA, while many Corporate Media outlets are
dedicating increasing amounts of time to ridiculing or attacking it
(thus verifying that the OWS movement is the best thing to happen to
this country in many decades!)
We make no claim that the items
linked on this page provide comprehensive coverage. But every item
linked is very good, very informative, and highly recommended by Lake
County citizens who are following OWS closely.
2011-11-03 Paul Krugman NYT: Oligarchy, American Style
Corporate Media's most recent idiocy is to circulate "news" that the so-called income disparity is not such a big deal... Krugman's data shows that, if anything, it is WORSE than just 1% gobbling the pie -- more like .01 percent. And these are not "job makers" or "entrepreneurs." They are Corporate CEO Leaches. HERE
2011-11-03 More Americans Are Supporting OWS - HERE
2011-11-02 Veterans March in Support of OWS (story & photos, very powerful!) HERE & HERE
Backlash to Occupy Wall Street Is Going to Be Powerful & Polarizing LINK
Why Occupy Wall Street Is Bigger Than Left vs. Right LINK
12 Most Absurd Laws used to stifle OWS movements around country LINK
A member of the 1% tells the 99 percent to expect much lower wages LINK
A corollary to Upton Sinclair’s famous saying, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something if his salary depends on his not understanding it” is “People promote ideas that help them secure or preserve a privileged position on the totem pole.”
(right-wing think-tank American Enterprise Institute toured OWS first hand, and observed of OWStreeters, "These people are conservatives, they just don't know it" Perhaps it is the AEI's preconception of "liberals" that was askew, before? Corporations have spent billions to keep the Conservatives vs. Liberals divide as wide as possible, because when the people are divided, their oppressors flourish. 99 % of us have more in common with each other than we have with the 1%. Hopefully, the real moral of the AEI's positive experience touring OWS is that WE NEED TO STICK TOGETHER, we have more in common than we know, and the 1% is screwing us all.)
Poll after poll shows that twice as many Americans support OWS as oppose it!
Yes, the Right has every reason to be terrified. And the Right’s response to
OWS illustrates how out of touch with reality the Right has become.
Why Rush Limbaugh Is Freaking Out About Occupy Wall Street HERE
Andrew Breitbart's Pathetic Attempt to Smear Occupy Wall St. LINK
Breitbart's latest attention grab illustrates just how
afraid the right is of the 99% of Americans who are waking up to the injustice
and corruption of the 1%.
Modern US Economics 101
(How We Got Into This Mess)
Glass-Steagal succinct summary US banking industry and how repealing Glass-Steagal led to our current situation LINK TO VIDEO
Alan Grayson defends OWS and the American People
Grayson squashes PJ O'Rourke, who was
trying to ridicule the OWS movement. Nothin' but the facts, ma'am. VIDIO HERE
the huge eruption of cheers and applause from the audience when Grayson
makes his points. THAT is the sound that strikes
fear in the hearts of Wall Street.
It is the sound of people UNITED directing their anger at the real CAUSE of our economic problems.
percent of this nation's wealth, accumulated over two hundred years,
disappeared in 2008, thanks to the crooks, gamblers and liars of Wall
Street. And not one of the crooks has been held accountable. Instead,
they were rewarded. With OUR money.
People are FINALLY saying what needed to be
said (Grayson was always saying it, but no one wanted to listen to him
then). OWS has already changed the whole tone of national
“They are not the counter-culture, they ARE the culture.
They don’t want
free love, they want paid employment.
They don’t hate capitalism, they hate
whats been done to it.
And they resent the Republican mantra that the market perfectly
rewards the hard working and punishes the lazy, and the poor are just jealous
mooches who want a hand out. Yeah, cause if there’s one group of people who
hate hand outs, its Wall Street.”