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And you think they would have had any trouble arming themselves if their intended to turn violent? If a nutjob like James Holmes can order 7,000 rounds of ammo online, surely more than a few Occupy protesters could have brought a gun to any one of the hundreds of events they've organized
Since 1992, “Buy Nothing Day” has been sponsored annually by the Vancouver-based Media Foundation, which publishes Adbusters.
Adbusters magazine is reported to have come up with the Occupy Wall Street idea after Arab Spring protests toppled governments in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. The Adbusters website serves as a central hub for Occupy’s planning.
Working with the Ruckus Society, Shan was a leader of the 1999 World Trade Organization protests in Seattle that turned violent. Ruckus helped to spark those riots.
Ruckus is directly tied to Occupy. WND previously reported how official direct-action training resources for recent Occupy events include several manuals from the Ruckus Society, which trains radical activists in “direct action” techniques.
Ruckus was also listed as a “friend and partner” of the Occupy Days of Action held last month.
Ruckus is funded by the Tides Center, which has been involved in Occupy since the movement’s onset.
Another grantee of Tides is the Adbusters magazine. MoveOn.org, which has joined Occupy, is funded by Tides.
Organizations that joined the protesters were granted more than $3.6 million from Soros’s Open Society Foundations. On Oct. 5 there was a “march in solidarity with #occupywallstreet” that listed seven such groups out of the 16 overall supporting the protest. Those seven organizations received $3,614,690 from Soros’ Open Society Foundations since the year 2000, with more than $2 million going to Common Cause Education Fund, part of Common Cause, and another $1.1 million to MoveOn.org.
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The Nicaragua Network is one of the Alliance’s four “core” projects, but it also funds a variety of extreme leftist organizations and efforts. Courage to Resist, for instance, encourages American soldiers to “resist illegal war” through tactics that include “going AWOL” and “publicly refusing to fight.”
Another Alliance-backed project, The World Can’t Wait, was founded by members of the Revolutionary Communist Party to oppose the Bush administration. With Bush’s successor in office, its mission statement has shifted to “stop[ping] the fascist direction initiated by the Bush Regime.”
Given the radical nature of many of its projects, it is perhaps unsurprising that the Alliance receives money from a host of progressive individuals and organizations. Chief among them is George Soros’s Open Society Institute, which has given the group $100,000.
The AFGJ has also received tens of thousands of dollars from the Foundation for Deep Ecology, which holds “the emphasis upon economic growth as a panacea” to be “fundamentally incompatible with ecological or biological sustainability.” It is explicitly anti-economic growth, in other words.
Much hay has been made over organizations and individuals that have endorsed the Occupy protests. They include the American Nazi Party, the government of North Korea, the Islamic terrorist group Hezbollah, and Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Kohmeini. But the Occupy folks have no control over who endorses or voices support for them.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
IF PEOPLE HAD STOPPED FRIGGEN HATING LONG ENOUGH TO LISTEN INSTEAD OF YELL OVER EACH OTHER THEY WOULD HAVE SEEN THEY WERE FIGHTING FOR THE SAME DAMN THING. (deep heavy sigh)
Where do we all go now? When neither side can get a thing working without being corrupted from above. When the regular citizens of both political camps have tried with all their heart to change just a little....anything....and been stomped. Equally...and totally. What is left?
Originally posted by thehoneycomb
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Hi wrabbit, this is of course my opinion. OWS was not truly a grass roots movement, that was sort of the point I was trying to get at. Though their numbers have dwindled, I am sure they are back in the planning stages at the current moment. I dont think this is the last we'll see of the occupy movement.
The reason I say it was not a true grass roots movement, and neither was Egypt for that matter, is that it required months, if not years of planning beforehand for political purposes.
In the case of Egypt and similar in other countries, the end result was that of Hosnei Mubarak being ousted from power by, it was organized in advanced by left leaning groups and think tanks like code pink using social media.
Case and point, from day one a very large percentage of the boots on the ground were labor unions. It would be alot easier to organize a movement for a Union boss to circulate emails down the chain of command. If it were are true grass roots movement, the unions would not have not even showed up, yet in the case of OWS, they were present from day one.
A true grassroots movement, would be a lot harder to organize, and even harder to break apart.