I have just filed two complaints with the LAPD. Complaint 1: The police have illegally and unconstitutionally removed the first amendment rights of peaceful protesters. Complaint 2: There is no way for a private citizen to figure out what happened during a swift and brutal raid that cost me and fellow taxpayers an estimated one million dollars. If every single one of you call 1 (877) 275-5273,...
OCCUPY DC: Here's the plan. →
An incredibly thoughtful plan of action of how to, within the system, right the wrongs of corporate interest, while pulling America out of our economic slump.
The Liberal Rag: Tips for the Occupy LA Eviction →
liberalrag: 1: If you have a smart phone or camera, flip cam, etc. Film everything you see. You don’t need to get arrested if you’re afraid, but witness and document everything you can. 2: Password protect your phone. There have been reports of protesters filming and discovering that after they’ve been…
The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy →
The chain of command leading from the president down to the cops who beat the protestors is finally visible. Thank you, Ms. Wolf. They have declared war on us. EVERYONE WHO CAN MAKE IT, GO TO CITY HALL TODAY AT 4:00PM as the Mayor will address the occupiers. You all have the day off. Fucking do something for once.
Occupy LA's counter-offer. →
GRIEVANCES NOT ADDRESSED A moratorium on all foreclosures in the City of Los Angeles. The City of Los Angeles to divest from all major banks, and money to be removed from politics. A citywide effort undertaken to solve the homelessness problem which has led to 18,000 homeless people sleeping on Skid Row every night. Rehabilitation and housing must be provided for all homeless...
To all of those who don't understand the Occupy... →
Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) proposed an amendment to the constitution that will never pass congress, HOWEVER, it may serve as the best way to explain what we want to happen to Washington. (granted, it doesn’t deal with the financial sector, but it’s how the majority of people I’ve spoken to want our government to function.) This is what democracy could look like.
The Liberal Rag: Media Polls →
liberalrag: It should come as no surprise that whenever you hear the results of a public opinion poll, the conductors of said poll word the questions in such a way to manipulate the results. They taught this in civics class, that is, if you paid attention in civics class. I didn’t, I was too busy writing… Levi posted a really funny and thoughtful ramble.
Behind Enemy Lines At the #OWS Eviction →
Josh Harkinson continues to prove that he is the best reporter covering the 99% movement. He deserves every accolade available.
josh heller!: #OWS has taken new park at 6th and... →
UPDATE: Folks jumped the fence and cut the locks, several hundred inside now. We have erected structures inside the new fenced off park. The structures are modular houses whose facades are made of scanned blow-up photos of love letters to OWS that came in with care packages from around the…
Did the fall of organized labor lead to the fall... →
Three Cheers for the motherfucking Archbishop of...
In the last few days, both the Church of England and the FUCKING VATICAN have proven themselves to be more liberal (at least financially speaking) than the American government. In an opinion piece, The Archbishop, (or BishBish as his brads call him [he also calls his “bros” “brads”]) publicly sides with the Vatican, calling for the so-called “Robin Hood” tax...
Music Man Miles' 100% Soleful Sounds for the 99%... →
One part of the best funk night in LA (Funky Sole at the Echo) threw together a vinyl mix for those in the streets. Great fucking stuff.
An Open Letter from the Oakland Police Union →
The Oakland Police Union sent an open letter, pretty much addressed to Mayor Quan, with the money quote being: “It is all very confusing to us.” When’s the last time you heard a police department admit that publicly? Can David Simon just make a show about this so we can understand what the fuck is going on in the streets?