Posted: December 1st, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Revolute, Socially Engineered | Tags: Occupy LA, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Wall Street Protest, Revolute, Revolutionary | Comments Off on Occupy LA Protesters Evicted
Hundreds of riot police flooded into downtown Los Angeles and Philadelphia early on Wednesday (local time) to clear anti-Wall Street protest camps in mostly peaceful operations that saw dozens arrested.
The latest moves targeting the two-month-old protest movement against corporate greed and inequality came days after announced eviction deadlines, and did not bring the running clashes and tear gas that have marked previous raids. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 18th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Revolute, Socially Engineered, Standout | Tags: Global Day of Action, Occupy Wall Street, Protest, Protesters | Comments Off on Occupy Wall Street: Global Day of Action Update
Thousands of demonstrators marched across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York after a day of protest and confrontation marking two months since the start of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Their movement on the bridge was carefully corralled by a web of barricades and a huge deployment of riot police. Police said marchers would be allowed to cross the bridge if they remained on the walkway. A crowd that disappointed organisers throughout the day grew to several thousand after the standard workday ended and labour union activists joined the march across the bridge, where last month more than 700 people were arrested during a similar march. The protests were part of a “Global Day of Action” with hundreds of demonstrations planned across the United States.
In London, protesters refused to budge as a deadline to leave their camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral passed, with the City of London Corporation now expected to start legal action to remove them. Thousands of people also marched in Spain and Greece to protest austerity measures and public spending cuts, although the demonstrations were not directly linked to the OWS movement. In New York earlier a heavy police presence had thwarted protesters’ plans to shut down Wall Street, with more than 200 people arrested as they tried to blockade the city’s financial district. In places scuffles broke out and officers in riot gear dragged away protesters who had sat down in an attempt to block one intersection. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 17th, 2011 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Blip, Favorite New Thought . . ., Get Out of the House, Kiss My . . ., M.Aaron.Silverman, News, News Update, Revolute, Social Media, Socially Engineered, Standout, That Human Condition, They Said What | Tags: Bailout!, Bank Customers Arrested, Blip, Blipvert, Celebrity News, Citibank, Favorite New Thought . . ., Get Out of the House, Global Financial Crisis, Highpants News, ikram Pandit, Kiss My . . ., New York, New York City, News, News Update, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Wall Street Protest, Out and About, OWS, Protest, Revolute, Social Media, socially engineered, Standout, That Human Condition, They Said What, Wall Street, WFG, World Financial Crisis, Zuccotti Par | Comments Off on Revolute! OWS Citibank Protesters Arrested
Police arrested 24 protesters for trespassing at a Citibank branch, a New York Police Department spokesman said.
Citibank has always been a bit of a fumbling behemoth, barely – with bailout assistance from U.S. tax payers – scraping through the global financial crisis in tact, it now face an entirely new wave of trouble. Days after Citibank CEO Vikram Pandit talked about his sympathies with Occupy Wall Street and his willingness to engage with protesters. A Citibank branch in New York has locked the doors of their branch and arrested a group of Citibank account holders who wished to to close their accounts. It’s clear that Citibank are terrified that a few accounts closing will escalate to a run on the bank. “It would only take a small percentage of account holders to prove that Citibank is an economic hologram and like much of the financial sector, is desperately hiding how weak it is. The 99% are waking up and realise they’ve been duped, fleeced,conned and bullied for far too long” said Jeremy Bloom. “NOT even in the dark dark days of the 1930s great depression – when there was actual panic – did we see anything this stupid” Here’s how it went down at the Citibank branch at 555 La Guardia Place in New York. The demonstrators – all Citibank customers – were asked to leave, and when they tried to comply Citibank’s security locked them in and wouldn’t let them leave! 24 were arrested. Clearly nothing is ever this simple!? Read the full article »»»»