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OWS Needs to Target Real Enemies Or Face Irrelevancy.

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posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 06:18 PM
Alex seems to be right on the mark with his analysis of OWS and it's financiers.It also appears that the movement is being hijacked by Obama and his affiliated organizations such as,who spent over 300,000 dollars last campaign season to help him get elected.

Members of MoveOn donated over $320,000 to Obama in an overnight web campaign, according to estimates provided to The Nation.

AFL-CIO stands in solidarity with OWS and has stated come re-election year it will most likely back Obama.It's a complete sell-out.

Asked about the polling numbers by TPM Thursday, AFL-CIO spokesperson Jeff Hauser confirmed that the all-important union voters his group represents are feeling the blues when it comes to waging an electoral fight on behalf of Democrats. (The AFL-CIO is officially non-partisan, and Hauser spoke only of “friendly politicians,” but even group president Richard Trumka said recently that “chances are” the AFL-CIO will back Obama next year.)

(Full Article)

posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 06:36 PM
So who is the real enemy?
Who do you think?

posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 06:42 PM
Need to know the real enemy? Just look at the at the mirror.
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posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 06:42 PM
If you were going to co-opt a real movement, the best way is to fund and organize it. You take a wild thing and prune and shape it into your own.

It's really absurd how many people don't understand this, and even stranger still who don't scrutinize Ron Paul in the same light.

Alex Jones being one of them.

posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 07:44 PM
Not sure if this has been posted yet,but here's a video from the recent OWS deonstrations.The video can be seen at this link" OWS Demonstration" if the video is non-responsive below.

Youtube appears to be censoring it's content.

The name of the video on the link above is named.. " PANDEMONIUM - Shocking Video Of NYPD Charging Times Square Protesters With Police Horses." If you scroll down the page it can be viewed.

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posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 08:31 PM
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The demonstrations appear to be heating a up a bit.What a nice stew we have going here in America and around the world.Sure don't look good.

posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 08:52 PM
The Occupy movement is not about making enemies or targeting people. The objective is to bring about awareness, unification and solidarity of the people. To send a message to the corporations and politicians that make their decisions based upon greed and corruption.

Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.

As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power.

We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known.

They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.

They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give executives exorbitant bonuses.

They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one's skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.

They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.

They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless animals, and actively hide these practices.

They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.

They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.

They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers' healthcare and pay.

They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.

They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.

They have sold our privacy as a commodity.

They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press.

They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.

They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.

They have donated large sums of money to politicians, who are responsible for regulating them.

They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.

They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people's lives or provide relief in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantial profit.

They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.

They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.

They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt. They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad.

They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.

They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts.

To the people of the world, We, the New York City General Assembly occupying Wall Street in Liberty Square, urge you to assert your power. Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face; and generate solutions accessible to everyone.

To all communities that take action and form groups in the spirit of direct democracy, we offer support, documentation, and all of the resources at our disposal. Join us and make your voices heard! *These grievances are not all-inclusive.

This document was accepted by the NYC General Assembly on September 29, 2011.

posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:10 PM
reply to post by Daedal

Just as a side note..... because your embedded video is not working.

When posting a youtube video click preview before hitting the reply button.

If it doesn't work add the following to the end of the numbers..... &=related

This should fix any links from youtube that do not work

Here's the video

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posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:21 PM
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I just tried the suggestion you said,it didn't work.Also I am aware of the NVR concept,thank you.

posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:22 PM
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Thank you.

posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:23 PM
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Tries again and no go,I must be doing something wrong.Oh well thanks for pointing that out.

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