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The 99% Are Planning Something Big For October 15th

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And the world will apparently be watching.

The Occupy Wall Street movement has reached a pique in its demonstration, with people around the country - and around the world - rallying around those who represent the "99%" of those struggling in these hard economic times. Protests have sprung up not just in New York, but in major cities across the US and as far off as Dublin, with people reaching out to that other 1% to stop their greedy ways and help the world become a more finically stable place.

So far, protests have gotten a lot of attention, but haven't gotten much done. Still, the protests are getting bigger and louder and according to the movement's leaders, something big is coming soon. In Portland, Ore., at least 4,000 protesters marched downtown to Pioneer Square to begin what is expected to be a camp-in for several days at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Yesterday in El Lay, about 500 protesters took over the intersection of Seventh and Figueroa streets and several people were arrested when police came in riot gear. But a organizer source out of Birmingham, Ala., who have also been protests, say to expect "something big" to happen next Saturday, the 15th.

So long as it is something non-violent, we wish them luck. We want them to have their voices heard and to make a difference, but we also don't want anyone to get hurt in the process.

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46 comments to “The 99% Are Planning Something Big For October 15th”



  1. 1

    Stop calling this "99% movement"!!!! This is .001% of the population. 1% is the corporations, but the other 98.9% are us, the people that work and move up in our jobs, and DON'T WHINE ABOUT OUR GOVERNMENT NOT GIVING US MORE AND MORE FREE HANDOUTS!!!!!



  2. 2

    99%? Yeah, right. People don't be fooled. These are mostly operatives for the Democratic party (truthers, anarchists, America haters, etc.) Many of them are being PAID to be there. We caught someone in DC who admitted to paying Latinos to be there and giving them signs. They're disrespect, lazy, spoiled, and probably still living at home with their parents. And, like the Tea Party, mostly white. Only thing worse than the Far Right is the idiots on the Far Left. This is only about getting Obama re-elected, that's all. I just feel sorry for the kids there who really are protesting for something - they'll be forgotten once Obama gets re-elected.



  3. 3

    These protests are the Obama Regime's distractions, from the unfolding scandals and dismal economic times we are experiencing.
    Change the subject from Obama at all costs.
    This is just like what the Arabs do…blame the Jews for their troubles.
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    What is President Transparency really up to to?
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    Yesterday Democrats entered a bill that would hide Obama regimes papers from history!
    The bill cited to cover up 0bama's records was introduced by Democrat, Edolphus Towns
    (D- Crooklyn, NY). Everything is secret for a reason.
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    Woodward & Bernstein would have a field day today but only Republicans are targeted for destruction. The media continues to fail Amercia.
    Solyndra and Fast & Furious are Watergate X1000.
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    CBS news is the only state-run-media talking about it while the rest are still "inspired" by the protesting dirtbags, like Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden and Obama.
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    Please keep the protests on the news.
    The Dems are losing voters everytime they're on tv.



  4. 4

    KUDOS TO ANDERSON COOPER!!!!
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    CNN’s Anderson Cooper devoted an entire segment to the scandal, interviewing House Oversight chair Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), and giving a tough but balanced overview of the issue.
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    This might be the best exposure to F&F that CNN viewers have yet seen, and Cooper sounds pretty skeptical that Holder responded honestly to Congress’ rather easy questions.
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    Finally, Anderson steps up to the plate and bats. A round of applause AC.
    I wonder who gave the green light for this expose at CNN?



  5. 5

    I wonder how many of the protesters voted for this "hope and change"? Reap what you sow! lol! Doesn't FEEL good to be part of the change that brought all this economic prosperity! lol



  6. 6

    The Occupy Wall Street movement has "reached a pique in its demonstration" ? The new ghost writer is ghastly!



  7. 7

    Re: cap chick – This movement isn't about getting more handouts idiot, it's about our Government that works for us allowing jobs to be shipped out of America by globalists, and it's also about the inflation our Government created by borrowing so much money for wars,foreign aid..we have a fiat currency so the more you print the less it's worth.



  8. 8

    RYou e: KDIZZLL – Nice name calling! What's funny is that I agree with you… Yes, handouts to CORPORATIONS and citizens, BOTH! Exactly… GE pays no tax and then ships more jobs overseas.. And jobs are leaving this country because of OVER REGULATION also!! And sorry, but there are millions of people that just don't want to work and taking from the government when they could be working. Also the people protesting at Wall Street mad about their student loans!! NOBODY MADE THEM GET THEM. Wars, Foreign Aid, Corporations, Illegal Immigrants, Public Unions…. all of these have contributed to the state of America now..



  9. 9

    It shocks me how many people seem to think they no what this movement is about and they judge based on that and they're entirely wrong. It's not a group of unemployed bums expecting the government to give them more free things. It's people who WANT to work and either can't find work or can't find good paying work. I'm sure there's a few lazy people there picking up a cause, just as I'm sure some crooked people are paying people to be there…but the core of this group are people who went to college and only graduated to find out there's no jobs. And not because of the government but because corporate greed is so high that people that work on Wall Street are lining their pockets and playing games with the American economy to benefit them. There's plenty of proof that the middle class is disappearing…wages are staying still and cost of living is going up, more and more people are struggling to make ends meet…that's what they want changed.



  10. 10

    Re: KellyM_in_CA – Agreed!! Obviously Perez sends his ghost writers to the same school he went to for English class.. He doesn't care about his/ their spelling and grammar at all!



  11. 11

    Re: cap chick – Very well said! Good summary of the problem! Especially the over regulation!



  12. 12

    Perez, you are d-u-m-b DUMB.



  13. 13

    Re: cap chick – You're still trying to demonize well meaning Americas =( why….."student loans NOBODY MADE THEM GET THEM"..ahh I think people got student loans because they bought into these colleges constantly advertising that you can make more money with a degree and these colleges knew damn well it was a scam,I think these people just thought they were bettering themselves, watch college conspiracy on YT….btw i think you should ask yourself what side you're on? because one day you might be without a job with dollars in your pocket that are worth nothing, then who yah gonna blame?…the American people for trying to find a solution or the source of the problem?



  14. 14

    I think when you have protestors holding up signs in a language they cant read, or speak
    and are being paid to do so, Tells you volumes what this is all about

    I hope Soros gets his sorry ass in jail for his insider trading, and they send Holder along with him



  15. 15

    I'm proud of the people who have begun this protest and who are continuing it. There is about 34% of the population that has their heads stuck in the sand over any progress and they really refuse to take a valid stand on anything. I notice the Tea Party is significantly MISSING from this protest. That says volumes about who funded them doesn't it?



  16. 16

    Republicans caused ALL of our current problems and the refuse to help fix them in order to destroy Obama. God knows. Republicans will all burn in hell!!



  17. 17

    ultimately, people want the rich bosses to share the wealth. I'm here to tell you that the rich bosses have their fucking heads so far up their asses, that it will never happen, as I've worked for them.



  18. 18

    The difference is this…20 years ago, we all had student loans. WE ALL PAID THEM. We all got low paying jobs out of college and worked out way up. We didn't whine, we just pulled up our boot straps, sucked it up, had kids, paid our bills, paid our taxes and DID NOT PROTEST when things didn't go our way. If these protestors spent more times at work (even in a low paid job like we did), they could pay their bills and catch up. Instead, they spend their days protesting. Get to work, nothing is free. It takes time to be middle to upper middle class. Suck it up, get there. Stop being the WE generation and start contributing. You "kids" are gonna be the downfall of America. Your parents should have raised you with nothing instead of spoiling you.



  19. 19

    Re: KDIZZLL – Correct on everything except the debt. The banks are not printing because of war debt or foreign aid. We still send off foreign aid ($20 billion a year alone to Israel). This is about derivatives trading debt globally totaling over $4 Quadrillion. This is the true debt that is the hidden 2nd set of books on every banks' call sheet. They have not revealed this debt to the public. They planned this in the 1990s through the 2000s up until the 1st bailout under Bush / Hank Paulson in Aug. of 2008.



  20. 20

    Re: boston61 – As the saying goes…"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, then to speak out and remove all doubt".

  21. Rohan says – reply to this


    21

    Mario, you should really stick to drawing hearts on the crotch of men, usuing idiotic made-up words, acting like a 14 year old girl, and stealing all your stories from other sites. You make yourself sound even more stupid (if that's possible) when you post your opinions on stuff like this!



  22. 22

    Ugh, these douches block busy city INTERSECTIONS then wonder why the cops are coming in riot gear. Because you're holding up an entire city that's why! What the hell would happen if your protest blocked an emergency vehicle from getting where it's supposed to be? Most of these protesters are college kids who have no idea what they're yelling about.

  23. @v@ says – reply to this


    23

    Re: luvs2tango – The Bush presidency started it, hiding their papers while citing 'national security' on every little thing. Plame anyone? The people know that whoever is in the house, you can't continue to print money, bail out private firms, and expect the taxpayer to continue to foot the bill while no regulatory financial controls are being reinstated to keep it from happening again and again with no seeming justice department consequences for the manipulators or their buddies.



  24. 24

    They should be protesting the white house. Thats where it all starts



  25. 25

    Just think how powerful America would be if they would stop fighting among themselves.
    We're doomed.



  26. 26

    Re: windbourne – AMEN (RA).



  27. 27

    Standing in the streets yelling is getting nothing done. Start throwing Molotov cocktails. Start setting cars on fire. RIOT NOW



  28. 28

    Re: @v@ – Someone is still suffereing from Bush Derangement Syndrome.



  29. 29

    Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

    THIS DOCUMENT WAS ACCEPTED BY THE NYC GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2011

    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.



  30. 30

    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.



  31. 31

    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.



  32. 32

    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. *



  33. 33

    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.



  34. 34

    Re: AttFinch – Absolutely NO MENTION of the FEDERAL RESERVE BANK of NY. Deplorable.



  35. 35

    The subterfuge from the White House is oh so transparent. Just like when they sent rogues into the tea party to make them appear weird and racist this is another ploy to fake right while the White House goes left to try to dig Obama out from under. I guess they didn't get the memo that some people actually have a brain and can clearly see who is pulling the strings of this "spontaneous" crowd.

    **And just so you know, the White House and the rest of the village idiots would shit out of their belly button if they saw a tea party crowd blocking traffic, creating garbage, behaving poorly, sleeping on the ground, and disrupting businesses. Heads would roll over this, and someone would have to offer up their not so virgin daughter, their paraplegic uncle, and their golden retriever as a sacrifice if this were the tea party.**

    But hey, just go smoke your blunts and vote for the guy who hands out your government check. Just know that you are the biggest dupe in the world, you are being played and you don't even care.

    99% my ass.



  36. 36

    I think you mean reached a peak?? Whatever I'm sick of hearing about this shit.

  37. @v@ says – reply to this


    37

    Re: penny1206 – Haha…the sudden citing of national security during that tenure blocked journalistic oversight and transparency, and was wrong; and it continues now with the new guys as though acceptable but it still isn't. They are paid by the people, and work for the people, and as such, aren't allowed to pull the blanket over their dealings even though they think they are.



  38. 38

    IMPORTANT! EVERYBODY READ!
    15OCTOBER IS NOT NEWS AND IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WALL STREET, DO AS A MATTER OF FACT IT HAS JOINED A MOVEMENT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD. FIRST IT WAS EGYPT, FOLLOWED BY MANY NORTHEN AFRICAN COUNTRIES… THE FIRSTS IN EUROPE AND THE WESTERN WORLD WAS SPAIN! 15 OF MAY WAS A DAY IN HISTORY WERE WE OCCUPIED THE MAIN SQUARE IN MADRID FOR TWO MONTHS! WE GOT BROADCASTED ALL OVER THE WORLD AND EVEN PEOPLE IN NEW YORK SUPPORT US IN A SMALL DEMOSTRANTION… THE OFFICIAL WEB PAGE CREATED IN SPAIN HAS BEEN JOINED BY MORE THAN 100 CITIES ALL OVER THE WORLD! WE STARTED THIS ON 15 OF MAY AND WE ARE PREPARING A GLOBAL DEMO 5 MONTHS LATER!

    WE STARTED THE #SpanishRevolution, which was the most used hashtag on 16 MAY. Now we are encouroging for the 15 OF OCTOBER… AS A WORLDWIDE UNIFICATION!

    THIS STARTED IN SPAIN! AND BEFORE THAT THE NORTH OF AFRICA! DON'T CALL IT THE 99% WALL STREET MOEVEMENT! IT WAS "ANONYMOUS", a movement that wear the V of Vendetta masks, WHO HAS TAKEN IT FROM SPAIN AND TOOK TO WALL STREET!

    15 OF OCTOBER! EVERYBODY TAKE THE STREETS!



  39. 39

    Bravo America's 99%!
    As much as there are those disclaiming that you stand for anything productive they are so wrong.
    There is nothing wrong with standing up for fairness & opportunity.



  40. 40

    Re: kallengirl – As someone who would be part of this movement if I lived closer, I can say the problem is those low paying jobs you were taking 20 years ago? Yeah, they've up and disappeared. I have a college degree and I'm working at a minimum wage paying job I could have gotten easily out of high school. My sister has two college degrees and she has spent all summer looking for something and is not settling for a minimum wage paying job. And even those who can find entry level jobs…the cost of living has gone up to the point that those jobs aren't paying enough to live on. I'm tired of older generations acting like the youth of today are lazy and expect anything…we expect exactly what you had.



  41. 41

    Re: caravaggio the terrible – i totally agree with you.



  42. 42

    Re: AttFinch
    YOUTUBE : "Occupy Houston FED! The People Will Not be Silenced"

    YOUTUBE : "Patriots Occupy Corrupt Houston Power Center"



  43. 43

    ONLY 1% of the population control the world, ONE PERCENT. That means every person in this thread is part of the 99% yet only a handful of us give a fuck to try and change what is happening not just in America but, in the whole entire fuckin world!!! Ive actually come across a few idiots that hate on the Occupy moment to pass off as if they are "$well off$" mother fucker, if you don't have someone wiping your ass when you take a shit, or have a limo driver drive your ass to work or you don't have a private jet to take you anywhere on this planet, guess what? YOU ARE PART OF THE 99%. Most ppl in the the US are under the mentality of "KEEP SHOPPING, EVERYTHING IS FINE" ppl want change, better wages, work, quality food sold to them at supermarkets, a roof over their heads, and their kids to get a good education but, they don't want to stand up and do something about it. they'd rather KEEP SHOPPING, EVERYTHINGS FINE.

    IGNORE YOUR CIVIL RIGHTS AND WATCH THEM MYSTERIOUSLY DISAPPEAR….



  44. 44

    Maybe they will support the grass roots idea of a National Hiring Day that some support.



  45. 45

    Who are the leaders? And I must be in the 1% because these people definitely don't represent me.



  46. 46

    THIS MOEVEMENT WAS NOT CREATED BY THE WALL STREET!
    It started in Egypt… all northen african countries rised…. then Spain was the biggest impact in the western society
    GLOBAL DEMO ON 15OCTOBER…. FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD (Launched from Spain!)