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Occupy the Ports Houston

anonymoustheyouth:

Will you Stand Up, Stand Strong, and make history?

anonymoustheyouth:

Will you Stand Up, Stand Strong, and make history?

Our Freedom, is gone...

This bill, passed late last night in a 93-7 vote, declares the entire USA to be a ”battleground” upon which U.S. military forces can operate with impunity, overriding Posse Comitatus and granting the military the unchecked power to arrest, detain, interrogate and even assassinate U.S. citizens with impunity.

inspirationfeed:

Revolution Will Not Be Privatized
Creator: Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung
Site: Tinkin.com

inspirationfeed:

Revolution Will Not Be Privatized

nickturse:

Protesters are hit with water from a police water canon during a march for education reform in Santiago, Chile, Thursday Nov. 24, 2011. Protesters have demanded more funding and other changes to the public education system. The annual budget is due to be approved by Nov. 30. (Luis Hidalgo)

Something look fishy here

Something look fishy here

US Senate To Vote On Bill That Will Allow The Military To Arrest Americans On American Soil And Hold Them Indefinitely

occupyjacksonville:

Since Occupy Wall Street began, American police officers have arrested thousands of people for exercising their constitutionally protected right to protest. On Monday or Tuesday, the US Senate will vote on a bill that would give the President the ability to order the military to arrest and imprison American citizens anywhere in the world for an indefinite period of time.

A provision of S. 1867, or the National Defense Authorization Act bill, written by Senators John McCain and Carl Levin, declares American soil a battlefield and allows the President and all future Chief Executives to order the military to arrest and detain American citizens, innocent or not, without charge or trial. In other words, if this bill passes and the President signs it, OWS protesters or any American could end up arrested and indefinitely locked up by the military without the guaranteed right to due process or a speedy trial.

This bill was written in secret and approved by committee without a single hearing. Senate Republicans support the bill and enough Democrats support it to give it a great chance of passing. This provision does have opponents. President Obama has threatened to veto the bill and even Ron Paul is concerned enough to bring it up during one of the GOP debates. An amendment called the Udall Amendment has been offered by Democratic Senator Mark Udall that would delete the dangerous provision.

If you are an American citizen, protect your constitutional rights. Call your senator and tell them to approve of the Udall Amendment. No American citizen should be arrested by the military and held indefinitely without charge or trial. It’s not conducive to American values and would give the military and the government more power over the American citizenry. The last time Americans had to deal with an overreaching military was during the Revolutionary era. Because of that, the Founders included the 3rd Amendment to ban the quartering of troops during times of war and peace. Once again, Americans are under threat of dealing with a military that has more power than it should have. And it could cost us most of the freedoms we tend to take for granted.

America is NOT a battlefield. America is a free country and American citizens should not ever be arrested by the military and certainly not without being charged or getting a trial. This provision would cast aside the Constitution and put the liberties of American citizens here at home and around the world at serious risk. Please call your senator or visit this link, because this is a risk Americans cannot afford to take.

ihatecomingupwithnames:

When Fox arrived at the hospital, doctors told her that the baby had no heartbeat. “They diagnosed that I was having a miscarriage. They said the damage was from the kick and that the pepper spray got to it [the fetus], too,” she said.

(via Pregnant Occupy Protester Miscarries After Being Beaten and Sprayed by Police | AlterNet)

Obama and Ron Paul get Mike Checked.

Police raid Occupy Dallas

eequalsmckenna:

peachcherub:

carton-rouge:

84-year-old Occupy Seattle participant Dorli Rainey, pictured above after being pepper sprayed by Seattle Police on November 15th.
She later wrote about the incident:
“Something funny happened on my way to a transportation meeting in Northgate. As I got off the bus at 3rd and Pine I heard helicopters above. Knowing that the problems of New York would certainly precipitate action by Occupy Seattle, I thought I better check it out. Especially since only yesterday the City Government made a grandiose gesture to protect free speech. Well free speech does have its limits as I found out as the cops shoved their bicycles into the crowd and simultaneously pepper sprayed the so captured protesters. If it had not been for my Hero (Iraq Vet Caleb) I would have been down on the ground and trampled. This is what democracy looks like. It certainly left an impression on the people who rode the No. 1 bus home with me. In the women’s movement there were signs which said: “Screw us and we multiply.’”

This bothers me a lot, and I don’t even know what to do about it, save for spreading the word.

This makes my blood boil. 
When are the cops going to realize that they are not part of the 1%?
When are they going to realize that it’s not about them, but if they continue to act like this it will be about them. 
That the people that are protesting peacefully had a right to do so. 
That their actions are unlawful and violating the freedom of speech. 

eequalsmckenna:

peachcherub:

carton-rouge:

84-year-old Occupy Seattle participant Dorli Rainey, pictured above after being pepper sprayed by Seattle Police on November 15th.

She later wrote about the incident:

“Something funny happened on my way to a transportation meeting in Northgate. As I got off the bus at 3rd and Pine I heard helicopters above. Knowing that the problems of New York would certainly precipitate action by Occupy Seattle, I thought I better check it out. Especially since only yesterday the City Government made a grandiose gesture to protect free speech. Well free speech does have its limits as I found out as the cops shoved their bicycles into the crowd and simultaneously pepper sprayed the so captured protesters. If it had not been for my Hero (Iraq Vet Caleb) I would have been down on the ground and trampled. This is what democracy looks like. It certainly left an impression on the people who rode the No. 1 bus home with me. In the women’s movement there were signs which said: “Screw us and we multiply.’”

This bothers me a lot, and I don’t even know what to do about it, save for spreading the word.

This makes my blood boil. 

When are the cops going to realize that they are not part of the 1%?

When are they going to realize that it’s not about them, but if they continue to act like this it will be about them. 

That the people that are protesting peacefully had a right to do so. 

That their actions are unlawful and violating the freedom of speech. 

theatlantic:

Meet Dorli Rainey, the 84-Year-Old Woman Pepper Sprayed at Occupy Seattle

Broadly, Rainey has been active in politics and Seattle public life since the 1950s. A former schoolteacher, she ran for a seat on the King County Council in the 1970s and lost. During the same period, she was a school board member in Issaquah, a nearby city. Last year, she ran for mayor but eventually withdrew from the race saying, “I am old and should learn to be old, stay home, watch TV and sit still.” But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have a good rapport with the current mayor. Read more.

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