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thepeoplesrecord:

Want to know how occupiers in NYC were ringing in the New Year? 
“This protester was punched on the face by police officers. We were on the same police van. He was bleeding from his face. His hands were so tight, they were getting purple and he was sweating a lot. Two of the arrested people asked the police to help him. The police didn’t do anything. Somebody called 911 to send an ambulance. We didn’t know the exact address, the 911 operator could not send it. He had to wait until the police took us to a room at the 7th precinct.” -photographer, Javier Soriano, who was also arrested on January 1, 2012
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thepeoplesrecord:

Want to know how occupiers in NYC were ringing in the New Year? 

This protester was punched on the face by police officers. We were on the same police van. He was bleeding from his face. His hands were so tight, they were getting purple and he was sweating a lot. Two of the arrested people asked the police to help him. The police didn’t do anything. Somebody called 911 to send an ambulance. We didn’t know the exact address, the 911 operator could not send it. He had to wait until the police took us to a room at the 7th precinct.” -photographer, Javier Soriano, who was also arrested on January 1, 2012

How #Neoliberalism Created An Age of #Activism

urbanrelationinfo:

The family of deposed Tunisian President Ben Ali is part of the global one per cent elite [EPA]

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - From Tunis to Tel Aviv, Madrid to Oakland, a new generation of youth activists is challenging the neoliberal state that has dominated the world ever since the Cold War ended. The massive popular protests that shook the globe this year have much in common, though most of the reporting on them in the mainstream media has obscured the similarities.  

Whether in Egypt or the United States, young rebels are reacting to a single stunning worldwide development: the extreme concentration of wealth in a few hands thanks to neoliberal policies of deregulation and union busting. They have taken to the streets, parks, plazas and squares to protest against the resulting corruption, the way politicians can be bought and sold, and the impunity of the white-collar criminals who have run riot in societies everywhere. They are objecting to high rates of unemployment, reduced social services, blighted futures and above all the substitution of the market for all other values as the matrix of human ethics and life.

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turnstylenews:

In response to the We Are The 99 Percent Tumblr page, CNN contributor and Editor-in-Chief of RedState.com Erick Erickson, launched a Tumblr page called We Are The 53 Percent – aligning himself with the 53 percent of Americans that pay federal income taxes.

The site mirrors the 99 percent Tumblr page, which Turnstyle has covered, as well as the New York Times and Washington Post. The photo submissions show a person holding up a sign explaining why they are proud to fit into the 53 percent category. The overall gist of the messages: We struggled too. We made it. No one owes us anything. Stop Complaining.

Read the rest of our article on Turnstyle News. 

thedailyfeed:

Occupy Wall Street becomes a world protest.
Starting from the top: protesters at a rally in Seoul, South Korea; masked protesters in Zurich, Switzerland; Hong Kong’s Exchange Square; the NYSE Euronext stock exchange protest in Amsterdam, where Pinocchio noses and fake euros are among the props; WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange outside the London Stock Exchange; thousands of protesters in Berlin.
thedailyfeed:

Occupy Wall Street becomes a world protest.
Starting from the top: protesters at a rally in Seoul, South Korea; masked protesters in Zurich, Switzerland; Hong Kong’s Exchange Square; the NYSE Euronext stock exchange protest in Amsterdam, where Pinocchio noses and fake euros are among the props; WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange outside the London Stock Exchange; thousands of protesters in Berlin.
thedailyfeed:

Occupy Wall Street becomes a world protest.
Starting from the top: protesters at a rally in Seoul, South Korea; masked protesters in Zurich, Switzerland; Hong Kong’s Exchange Square; the NYSE Euronext stock exchange protest in Amsterdam, where Pinocchio noses and fake euros are among the props; WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange outside the London Stock Exchange; thousands of protesters in Berlin.
thedailyfeed:

Occupy Wall Street becomes a world protest.
Starting from the top: protesters at a rally in Seoul, South Korea; masked protesters in Zurich, Switzerland; Hong Kong’s Exchange Square; the NYSE Euronext stock exchange protest in Amsterdam, where Pinocchio noses and fake euros are among the props; WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange outside the London Stock Exchange; thousands of protesters in Berlin.
thedailyfeed:

Occupy Wall Street becomes a world protest.
Starting from the top: protesters at a rally in Seoul, South Korea; masked protesters in Zurich, Switzerland; Hong Kong’s Exchange Square; the NYSE Euronext stock exchange protest in Amsterdam, where Pinocchio noses and fake euros are among the props; WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange outside the London Stock Exchange; thousands of protesters in Berlin.
thedailyfeed:

Occupy Wall Street becomes a world protest.
Starting from the top: protesters at a rally in Seoul, South Korea; masked protesters in Zurich, Switzerland; Hong Kong’s Exchange Square; the NYSE Euronext stock exchange protest in Amsterdam, where Pinocchio noses and fake euros are among the props; WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange outside the London Stock Exchange; thousands of protesters in Berlin.

thedailyfeed:

Occupy Wall Street becomes a world protest.

Starting from the top: protesters at a rally in Seoul, South Korea; masked protesters in Zurich, Switzerland; Hong Kong’s Exchange Square; the NYSE Euronext stock exchange protest in Amsterdam, where Pinocchio noses and fake euros are among the props; WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange outside the London Stock Exchange; thousands of protesters in Berlin.

teaganism:

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socalfeminist:

32 Pictures Of Police Brutality From Occupy Wall Street Protests

This needs WAY more notes. BTW, I’d say it’s about time to prepare for our own riots. It was only a matter of time and we’re getting dangerously close to the breaking point.

Reblog. Police brutality is a big deal to me. They should be working with these people, not beating them up. 

as a former victim of police brutality, these photographs enrage me on a level that’s hardly ever accomplished…and half the people in AMERICA don’t even know it’s happening. we need more coverage on how what these cops and corporations are doing is exactly the opposite of the principles america was founded on in the first place. actually, it’s pretty much how america as we know it was created. a group of people entirely fed up with their government’s bullshit who rebelled.

I think everyone else said it pretty well. People need to see this. So many people don’t seem to understand the fact that in situations like this one, the cops are totally unjustified in their actions. I find myself explaining this to my own parents every time a group of people take action against some kind of injustice, be it police brutality or the G20, and every time, she can’t understand why the cops are the ones who are wrong. My PARENTS. The mother who taught me to love everyone and the father who taught me about power, corruption, and revolution when I was only eleven. Somehow I can’t make them understand why this is wrong…? If anything makes me lose my faith in humanity’s ability to stand up against this bullshit and create a better world, it’s people who apologize for the cops.
teaganism:

mallory-moon:

pulpofiction:

twelvebats:

socalfeminist:

32 Pictures Of Police Brutality From Occupy Wall Street Protests

This needs WAY more notes. BTW, I’d say it’s about time to prepare for our own riots. It was only a matter of time and we’re getting dangerously close to the breaking point.

Reblog. Police brutality is a big deal to me. They should be working with these people, not beating them up. 

as a former victim of police brutality, these photographs enrage me on a level that’s hardly ever accomplished…and half the people in AMERICA don’t even know it’s happening. we need more coverage on how what these cops and corporations are doing is exactly the opposite of the principles america was founded on in the first place. actually, it’s pretty much how america as we know it was created. a group of people entirely fed up with their government’s bullshit who rebelled.

I think everyone else said it pretty well. People need to see this. So many people don’t seem to understand the fact that in situations like this one, the cops are totally unjustified in their actions. I find myself explaining this to my own parents every time a group of people take action against some kind of injustice, be it police brutality or the G20, and every time, she can’t understand why the cops are the ones who are wrong. My PARENTS. The mother who taught me to love everyone and the father who taught me about power, corruption, and revolution when I was only eleven. Somehow I can’t make them understand why this is wrong…? If anything makes me lose my faith in humanity’s ability to stand up against this bullshit and create a better world, it’s people who apologize for the cops.
teaganism:

mallory-moon:

pulpofiction:

twelvebats:

socalfeminist:

32 Pictures Of Police Brutality From Occupy Wall Street Protests

This needs WAY more notes. BTW, I’d say it’s about time to prepare for our own riots. It was only a matter of time and we’re getting dangerously close to the breaking point.

Reblog. Police brutality is a big deal to me. They should be working with these people, not beating them up. 

as a former victim of police brutality, these photographs enrage me on a level that’s hardly ever accomplished…and half the people in AMERICA don’t even know it’s happening. we need more coverage on how what these cops and corporations are doing is exactly the opposite of the principles america was founded on in the first place. actually, it’s pretty much how america as we know it was created. a group of people entirely fed up with their government’s bullshit who rebelled.

I think everyone else said it pretty well. People need to see this. So many people don’t seem to understand the fact that in situations like this one, the cops are totally unjustified in their actions. I find myself explaining this to my own parents every time a group of people take action against some kind of injustice, be it police brutality or the G20, and every time, she can’t understand why the cops are the ones who are wrong. My PARENTS. The mother who taught me to love everyone and the father who taught me about power, corruption, and revolution when I was only eleven. Somehow I can’t make them understand why this is wrong…? If anything makes me lose my faith in humanity’s ability to stand up against this bullshit and create a better world, it’s people who apologize for the cops.
teaganism:

mallory-moon:

pulpofiction:

twelvebats:

socalfeminist:

32 Pictures Of Police Brutality From Occupy Wall Street Protests

This needs WAY more notes. BTW, I’d say it’s about time to prepare for our own riots. It was only a matter of time and we’re getting dangerously close to the breaking point.

Reblog. Police brutality is a big deal to me. They should be working with these people, not beating them up. 

as a former victim of police brutality, these photographs enrage me on a level that’s hardly ever accomplished…and half the people in AMERICA don’t even know it’s happening. we need more coverage on how what these cops and corporations are doing is exactly the opposite of the principles america was founded on in the first place. actually, it’s pretty much how america as we know it was created. a group of people entirely fed up with their government’s bullshit who rebelled.

I think everyone else said it pretty well. People need to see this. So many people don’t seem to understand the fact that in situations like this one, the cops are totally unjustified in their actions. I find myself explaining this to my own parents every time a group of people take action against some kind of injustice, be it police brutality or the G20, and every time, she can’t understand why the cops are the ones who are wrong. My PARENTS. The mother who taught me to love everyone and the father who taught me about power, corruption, and revolution when I was only eleven. Somehow I can’t make them understand why this is wrong…? If anything makes me lose my faith in humanity’s ability to stand up against this bullshit and create a better world, it’s people who apologize for the cops.

teaganism:

mallory-moon:

pulpofiction:

twelvebats:

socalfeminist:

32 Pictures Of Police Brutality From Occupy Wall Street Protests

This needs WAY more notes. BTW, I’d say it’s about time to prepare for our own riots. It was only a matter of time and we’re getting dangerously close to the breaking point.

Reblog. Police brutality is a big deal to me. They should be working with these people, not beating them up. 

as a former victim of police brutality, these photographs enrage me on a level that’s hardly ever accomplished…and half the people in AMERICA don’t even know it’s happening. we need more coverage on how what these cops and corporations are doing is exactly the opposite of the principles america was founded on in the first place. actually, it’s pretty much how america as we know it was created. a group of people entirely fed up with their government’s bullshit who rebelled.

I think everyone else said it pretty well. People need to see this. So many people don’t seem to understand the fact that in situations like this one, the cops are totally unjustified in their actions. I find myself explaining this to my own parents every time a group of people take action against some kind of injustice, be it police brutality or the G20, and every time, she can’t understand why the cops are the ones who are wrong. My PARENTS. The mother who taught me to love everyone and the father who taught me about power, corruption, and revolution when I was only eleven. Somehow I can’t make them understand why this is wrong…? If anything makes me lose my faith in humanity’s ability to stand up against this bullshit and create a better world, it’s people who apologize for the cops.

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