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This holiday season, buy the perfect gift for that loved one who took a stand against America’s plutocracy: a large print of the Occupy encampment at Zuccotti Park. The poster is “printed on Premium Heavy Stock Paper which captures all of the vivid…

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Wal-Mart Monetizes the Occupy Movement (via Moyers & Company)

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50,000 from all over the world are marching on Chicago, 80 more are holed up in lower Manhattan, planning the final stages of their protest tomorrow, others are putting the finishing touches on a planned march and rally in Portland, Oregon. Occupy is not alone; Jobs with Justice, Oregon Fair Trade, and other organizations are planning rallies against government corruption, free trade income redistributing treaties and the massive redistribution of income and wealth from the 99 to the 1 percent that the corrupt federal government has engineered during the last thirty years.

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The Occupy Movement has been out of the news lately. Now it’s back. They’re planning a protest against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which critics say has undue influence on US lawmakers. There’s a reason it’s called the American Legislative Exchange Council. The council and or its members most likely exchange money for legislative favors, all under the table, of course. Wink. Wink. It’s that simple.

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The war began with a savage legislative assault by President Ronald Reagan. Working people voted for him as he slaughtered their livelihoods, starved their schools, bankrupted their nation, laid the foundation for mass corruption and destroyed the retirement accounts of the elderly. Now the Occupy Movement has come to challenge Reagan’s legacy. How did we get here?

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Are We

to occupy this park
below corpulent clouds, drum beats and falling
leaves eviction notice a cold night

for democracy thousands bundle and chatter
and wait for ghosts
in uniforms and riot gear
helicopter thunder she tells me

the movement needs large, wool blankets
needs warm tea
for shaky hands

this young woman said a baby came
drugs and alcohol passed away
old skin dissolved into new
and she has her cause
as young as she is not numb

for democracy, five senses

into parks living among drumbeats
and falling leaves, living as frost
starts into fingers

is the baby sleeping
are we moving somewhere

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Newt is now making an absurd claim. He says the Occupy Movement is stopping his free speech rights. He’s stupid. Does Newt think that he’s a corporation?

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Occupy is in Dozens of Small Towns

The sure-fire way to find occupations in small cities is to head for the center. After leaving Philadelphia on our Occupy America tour, we drove an hour north to Allentown. Pennsylvania’s third-largest city at 118,000 residents, Allentown has been weathered by years of deindustrialization in the steel, cement, and textile industries that once made it an economic powerhouse.

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Who Are the Occupiers? Where do they come from?

Where do the occupiers come from? According to the press, most of us seem to be drug addicts, petty criminals, the unemployed and young. Of course, according to the press, some of us are good people. Anyway, click the link below to see who they are. Many thanks to Shawn Sorensen for bring this to my attention.

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by Robert Reich

Sunday, November 27, 2011

A funny thing happened to the First Amendment on its way to the public forum: It was hijacked.

According to the Supreme Court, money is now speech, and corporations are now people.

Yet when real people without money assemble to express their dissatisfaction with the political consequences of this, they’re treated as public nuisances – clubbed, pepper-sprayed, thrown out of public parks and evicted from public spaces.

The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision last year ended all limits on political spending. Now millions of dollars are being funneled to politicians without a trace.

The limits were eroding even before Citizens United. For years, large corporations have been flooding Washington with lobbyists who bundle individual contributions into a formidable war chest, bankrolling more and more lawmakers’ campaigns.

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