“Military veterans will walk in uniform to join the Occupy Wall Street protests this Wednesday (Nov. 2nd). As the 99% movement spreads across the United States, the presence of veterans at rallies, marches, and occupations is becoming increasingly visible. Veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, and even World War II have participated in the movement, speaking out for the 99%, and raising the movement’s visibility in the process. Most recently, the unconscionable treatment of Marine veteran Scott Olsen in Oakland has drawn national attention to veterans’ participation in the Occupy Wall Street movement.
‘Veterans of the 99%’ hope to draw attention to the ways veterans have been impacted by the economic and social issues raised by Occupy Wall Street. They hope to help make veterans’ and service members’ participation in this movement more visible and deliberate.
On Wednesday morning starting at 11:00am, members of the New York City Chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War and other veterans will come together at Wall Street with other Veterans of the 99%. They will march in uniform from Vietnam Veterans Plaza to Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park)—the heart of the Occupy Wall Street movement—and hold a press conference to discuss reasons why a growing number of veterans are supporting the 99% movement. They will tell their stories and talk about issues that are important to them as veterans, within the larger economic and democratic crises. These issues include the challenges of veterans re-entering civilian life after war and trauma and during economic recession, and looming cuts to veterans’ health care and VA services. They will talk about their outrage at the treatment of Marine veteran Scott Olsen last week in Oakland. And they will call on other veterans and service members to join the Veterans of the 99%.
Veterans who would like to participate should contact firstname.lastname@example.org”
I stopped by Zuccotti Park yesterday afternoon to see what, if anything, had changed since last week. Last Friday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sent in firefighters and NYPD to confiscate six generators and the gasoline cans containing the fuel for that equipment. (link) The Mayor…
“When I first heard about [the alleged assault],” he said, “it definitely was a concern to me. If we find people in the camp who admit to having relations with that girl, I’m going to identify them to police and turn them over for arrest. We’re definitely enforcing and making a point that people don’t break the penal code, that people obey the laws of the city,” including, he said, the 11 p.m. weeknight curfew for children under 17.
This morning I closed three credit cards from Chase Bank and Capital One. Then I did arts and crafts.
Take America Back from the 1%
November 2nd General Strike
November 5th Bank Transfer Day
You aren’t the only one suffering…
Well, I am a 25year old, who comes from a “wealthy” family, by wealthy I mean I don’t qualify for student aid or other government hand outs. My parents could probably pay for my college, but i have always been a self sufficient person. Out of high school I went to trade school to be a mechanic, even though it was not what i wanted to do as a career. Once done there I went to college, during this time I have not made a lot of money, but I have saved a little out of each pay check. I used the money i saved to a top rated engineering school, but because of all these idiots trying to bring down capitalism,there may not be a big demand for educated people, so I’ll probably end up sweeping streets with a PhD like they do in Spain, or I will just move to a country that favors capitalism.
Hey Moneyman the crowd is outside. The past, the future and the now is outside. The teachers and cooks and the drop-outs too. Word on the street is they looking for you…
Hey Moneyman they saying whats the score? And how much blood have you spilled on the butcher shop floor? Those numbers keep running but what they running into? The crowd is outside and they asking of you…
Hey Moneyman Moneyman the mayors’ on the phone. He says he wants to know if all those people went home. Those momma’s and poppa’s and students and cooks. Those teachers and preachers, one second I’ll look…
Hey Moneyman Moneyman the tents are still up, the songs are still singing and the coffee’s in cups. The nights due to fall and the sun’s going down but its still a whole mess of good folks hanging round…
They eyes are wide and their voices are loud. Its white and black and colorless proud. The signs are big and the smiles are bright. By heaven I reckon its gone be one hell of a night!
Hey Moneyman poor Moneyman you should slip out the back. Cuz the forces of greed are under attack. No bombs or bullets or rocks or guns. Just hashtag’s and voices at the tops of their lungs!
And Moneyman Moneyman I wont need a ride. But if you need me…
You can find me outside.
By Wasalu “Lupe Fiasco” Jaco
Fox news has resorted to racially profiling the wall street protestors as “99 Percent White” seemingly hoping to dismiss this outcry against the system as a group of spoiled white teenagers who do not want to get a job.
Real Classy Fox News… Real Classy