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Google actively suppressing info on the 'Occupy' Movement
by stylus Sunday, Oct 2 2011, 10:29am
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Logs are beginning to indicate a pattern that CIA-Google is actively suppressing data/information on the 'Occupy' movement. Co-instigator of 'OccupyWallStreet' David DeGraw, recently posted similar observations. But should we be surprised that former CEO and current Chairman of Goolge, Eric 'Bilderberg attendee' Schmidt, belongs to an elitist, minority group that has a clear agenda which diametrically opposes the interests of the Democratic Majority -- should we be surprised, indeed?

In whose interests is it to suppress info about social revolutions and the pursuit of social JUSTICE, it's definitely not in the public interest? The interests and welfare of the masses are of no concern to self-serving, criminal -- YES, CRIMINAL -- minority ruling elites.

Google -- confirms by its easily recorded actions -- its position with the forces of suppression, OPPRESSION and 'information/perception management,' make no mistake; even Congress has dragged Schmidt before a hearing on anti-trust charges.

Reuters was the first major newswire to lift the blanket mass media ban on coverage of the 'Occupy' movement. Reuters, realising the absurdity, untenability and future cost of ignoring such an event, decided to run the story of 700 arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge.

The ruling elite to which I refer is the same criminal elite that plunged the global economy into recession and arranged for large international banks to drown in toxic debt products issued from Wall Street! YES, the same ruling elites that held the nation to ransom over TARP bailouts and then proceeded to shower its Executive class in million dollar bonuses while its banks continued to foreclose on citizens -- have WE HAD ENOUGH, YET?

For those unclear about the focus of the protest movement, It is this SAME ruling elite that the 'Occupy' movement has symbolically targeted on Wall St.

The message is clear, the WORLD can no longer afford to tolerate a criminal ruling elite that BRAZENLY exploits the masses, invades/plunders weaker nations and pursues profit at ANY cost, including millions of INNOCENT human lives. That record alone is enough to define a grotesque evil, however, their arrogance knows no bounds. These elites refused to utilise tax-payer bailout funds for their intended purpose, to rectify a ruined economy, they instead pocketed OUR hard earned tax dollars with personal bonuses and insider deals!

I am old school and I would simply haul them out and shoot the bloody lot of 'em, Guevara style -- pollution control. However, today we will give the peaceful protest movement a chance to see how effective it is against the vilest criminals the world has produced in centuries -- I have too many baton scars on my scalp to ignore hard reality, AND a historical VICTORY that attests to the efficacy of direct ACTION/confrontation! Nevertheless, I sincerely wish you all the best, kiddies, space cadets and dreamboats alike; but when you FAIL -- the vermin you oppose play dirty, does a MILLION INNOCENT D-E-A-D CIVILIANS mean anything to you, dreamboats(??) -- either step out of the way or pick up a rope!

Countless lives were saved in Vietnam by engaging in local skirmishes with violent police at HOME. It was the violent tactics of an authoritarian State that triggered an INTERNATIONAL response/movement, which, as history records, was supremely successful.

What we learn from today's protests is that police tactics haven't changed one iota, very fast on violent responses but very slow on protecting Constitutional Rights! The police, like the military, clearly represent the interests of Corporatist ruling elites NOT the BROADER COMMUNITY, which they are charged to protect!

In view of the ABOVE REALITY and in the interests of maintaining protest momentum, dynamic tactics may become necessary. It would be prudent to at least prepare to actively defend the movement, as the police will soon be forced (by the elites) to resort to violent containment in order to neutralise the 'Occupy' movement/THREAT, capish?

A final note to information suppressor, Eric 'Bilderberg' Schmidt; boycotting Google is only a few mouse clicks away, don't push your luck! As for Wall Street Executive scum, light poles bear your names!

['Don't shoot until you see the whites of their collars!']

Mommy, Mommy, why are all those Executives hanging from lightpoles? Well, sweetie ...


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Occupy Wall Street: "It Is a Revolution"
by Christian Papesch via fleet - IPS Sunday, Oct 2 2011, 10:52am

NEW YORK, IPS -- Since Sep. 17, hundreds of demonstrators in the Occupy Wall Street movement have transformed the quiet Zucotti Park in lower Manhattan from a place where Wall Street traders once relaxed during lunch breaks into a demonstration camp.

Participants from all over the United States have joined the movement that criticises the injustices of the capitalist system and calls for greater democracy and individual freedom.

Their base is right in front of the aptly named Liberty Plaza, former headquarters of NASDAQ and current office of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.

"This is a democratic awakening," Cornel West, a prominent activist and Princeton professor, told journalists prior to speaking before nearly 2,000 protestors at Occupy Wall Street's General Assembly on Tuesday.

The protest was first called up in July 2011 by Adbusters and Anonymous, two groups of social activists, artists and hackers.

"We are trying to build the community and the culture we would like to see in the world," explained Isham Christie, film theory and philosophy student at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Centre and an organiser of the protest, calling it a "fight for a (fairer) world".

"People who feel alienated from the consumer society or don't have jobs or are homeless… can come here and be supported," Christie told IPS. "We are trying to build an alternative institution to what we see as the exploitative, oppressive capitalistic society that we live in."

"If only the war on poverty was a real war. Then we would actually be putting money in it," read the sign West held during Tuesday's demonstration.

"I'd really like the whole societal structure to change, the whole ideas of capitalism and the distribution of wealth. I'd really like to see that turn around to something where it honours more the actual people who are involved in the society," Turkish-born Gaye Ajoy told IPS.

Ajoy, who moved from Florida to New York City just a few days ago, added, "I oppose the one percent of people who own the whole country and don't (care) about anybody else."

Ajoy believes that the protestors' views are similar to the ideas of the counterculture movement in the 1960's and '70's and activists like Martin Luther King Jr. or Gloria Steinam.

West noted the diversity of demonstrators, saying, "It is sublime to see all the different colours, all the different genders, all the different sexual orientations and all the different cultures all together here at Liberty Plaza."

A popular movement

In comparison to the elitist structure of the banks and companies it opposes, the "Occupy Wall Street" movement does not have a hierarchy. Everyone can speak up or participate in discussions, and so everyone can take responsibility – or refuse it.

Brian Phillips, a 25-year-old Google consultant and field journalist from Washington state, arrived in New York only a few days ago and has already become the communications director for the protest. Like many others, he gave up his former civil life to participate in the movement.

"I was a community director in my home state, managing a four million dollar complex," Phillips told IPS. "I quit my job, I… hitchhiked all the way over here and I am here to stay and help these guys."

Communication, both internal and external, is one of the key elements of the protests. By using websites, webcasts, tweets and live streams, Occupy Wall Street stays in touch with other movements, both national and global.

"It's very, very, very important that we are connected to the internet," Phillips explained. "We need the world to see what we are doing and… to know what we are doing."

"Because we are broadcasting from Occupy Wall Street, which is (the) headquarters of the revolution, we have ten other cities around the United States starting to be occupied. We have Boston, Chicago, LA, Austin, Charlotte. We have a bunch of places starting up. It's going big – and it's increasing by size faster than we've expected."

Occupy Wall Street is also garnering more attention from both local and global media, thanks to the growing outrage and support from well-known figures including MIT professor Noam Chomsky and rapper Immortal Technique.

The fact that New York City police arrested about 80 people during an unapproved march to the United Nations on Saturday also helped attract media attention.

Still, Phillips refused to endorse their coverage. "The actual media companies – NBC, MSN, all those companies – they're not going to report on us and they're not going to tell the truth," the computer scientist told IPS. "They are not going to tell the world what is really going on."

Global connections

Someone who wanted to know what was really going on in Zucotti Park was Bettina Schröder from Cologne, Germany, who is currently visiting New York and read about the protest on the internet.

"We knew that there was something going on, but we kind of ran into it," Schröder said. "We thought it was smaller, but it is nice to see that there are quite some people. Hopefully it will be more and more. It is just the beginning."

Martin Peutsch, Schröder's boyfriend, was especially satisfied with the protest's location. "Wall Street is the right spot, I think. A lot of Americans have suffered a great deal because of the banking crisis," Peutsch said to IPS.

"I think it is time to mobilize resistance and to show the banks in America that they cannot do whatever they want and then go on as if nothing has happened."

Schröder also saw a global aspect to the protest. "There are so many other movements in so many different countries. People have to speak up their minds – and I think it's really, really good," she said.

West, who compared the "U.S. Autumn" to the so-called Arab Spring, believed in the longevity of Occupy Wall Street, as long as protesters stay strong.

"I think we gotta keep the momentum going, because it's impossible to translate the issue of the greed of Wall Street into one or two demands," West stated.

"In the end, we are really talking about what Martin King would call a revolution - a transfer of power from oligarchs to everyday people of all colours. And that is a step-by-step process, it's a democratic process, it's a non-violent process – but it is a revolution."

© 2011 IPS-Inter Press Service

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