Rage. Probably political rage. Maybe just personal rage. Lots of sarcasm and cynicism. Also pretty pictures.

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abaldwin360:

Video of a very intense moment from the day; Tear gas and flash bangs against youth with shields

Short version - The mass arrests at Occupy Oakland occurred 4 hours after the violent incidents ended. The arrests occurred during a march which had no protester violence, and the arrests were…

mohandasgandhi:

washingtonpoststyle:

The United States has fallen 27 places in the Press Freedom Index. The reason? The many arrests of journalists covering Occupy protests.

El Salvador, which is tragically plagued with horrific violence, and Japan, guilty of censoring the press over Fukushima, placed well above the United States. Incredible.

mohandasgandhi:

washingtonpoststyle:

The United States has fallen 27 places in the Press Freedom Index. The reason? The many arrests of journalists covering Occupy protests.

El Salvador, which is tragically plagued with horrific violence, and Japan, guilty of censoring the press over Fukushima, placed well above the United States. Incredible.

wearethe99percent:

I am 48 years of hope hoping for hope that things will eventually get better 
I am almost a half-century’s worth of being sick and tired of being sick and tired and quite frankly I am sick and tired of it 
I am desperate for purpose 
  
I think fairness is a plate of food and a warm bed for all
I think people should be recognized and loved not discarded
I think an awful lot about living but I’m almost anxious to die
 
I want to make more of an impact not minimum wage
I want to make friends
I want to make a difference
 
I do what I can to improve my life and try to improve on others
I do not give up or quit
I do think I can make it though if only I’d get noticed
 
I hate the fact that I don’t count
I hate mirrors that look at me (most days)
I hate that I hate
 
I wish for drastic change (at least for 99% of us)
I wish I wasn’t me (most times)
I wish I would’ve wished for wishes (I just used up all 3)
 
I know it will get better though because it cant get any worse
(I know I’m wrong on that one)
I know you probably agree
 
I am grateful though
I am grateful for you
I am grateful for the 99%
 
I thank you all
I thank you for your service and your message of hope
I thank you for sharing the pathway to purpose
 
I am now on that path
I am being counted
I am…the 99%

wearethe99percent:

I am 48 years of hope hoping for hope that things will eventually get better 

I am almost a half-century’s worth of being sick and tired of being sick and tired and quite frankly I am sick and tired of it 

I am desperate for purpose 

  

I think fairness is a plate of food and a warm bed for all

I think people should be recognized and loved not discarded

I think an awful lot about living but I’m almost anxious to die

 

I want to make more of an impact not minimum wage

I want to make friends

I want to make a difference

 

I do what I can to improve my life and try to improve on others

I do not give up or quit

I do think I can make it though if only I’d get noticed

 

I hate the fact that I don’t count

I hate mirrors that look at me (most days)

I hate that I hate

 

I wish for drastic change (at least for 99% of us)

I wish I wasn’t me (most times)

I wish I would’ve wished for wishes (I just used up all 3)

 

I know it will get better though because it cant get any worse

(I know I’m wrong on that one)

I know you probably agree

 

I am grateful though

I am grateful for you

I am grateful for the 99%

 

I thank you all

I thank you for your service and your message of hope

I thank you for sharing the pathway to purpose

 

I am now on that path

I am being counted

I am…the 99%

Sallie Maehem: Practically Everything Wrong with the (Predatory) Private Student Loan Industry

occupystudentdebt:

Change.org petition and new video from #OccupyStudentDebt, OccupyStudentDebt.com

For immediate release

Tell Sallie Mae: Stop the Unemployment Penalty


                                     
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abaldwin360:

By Miranda Leitsinger | msnbc.com

Seven Occupy protesters were indicted on felony charges by a grand jury in Houston on Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office says, in connection with their demonstration at the local port as part of a national day of action by the movement.

abaldwin360:

By Diane Sweet

Occupying Austin must be a really tough gig. Apparently, they do freedom of speech differently in Texas…

Remarks from the person who filmed the video above who asked questions of the deputy about free speech “time limits” in Austin, TX:

So, basically, if…

jasencomstock:

thetart:

Visualizing the 2012 Federal Discretionary Budget

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jasencomstock:

thetart:

Visualizing the 2012 Federal Discretionary Budget

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abaldwin360:

Offensive as fuck.

abaldwin360:

Offensive as fuck.

Get a job, you hippie!

Get a job, you hippie!

anoncentral:

Hi Anonymous. I'm trying to get 25,000 signatures to force Obama to make a statement about the 
police abuse and violence being used on peaceful protestors. Could you help in any way?
Thanks for looking out for the peeps of the world.

You can view and sign the petition here: ...

simplyopinions:

“I’ve been to Iraq twice. I was in a riot in…Iraq in 2004 where we had rocks thrown at us, and after the rocks were thrown we didn’t go beating up people and arresting people… we kind of treaded with a level of humility, you know what I mean? And to have the cops—I saw, you know, a cop punching a woman in the face—to see that in my own country. My family fought for this country, for people to have a right [to protest] and these people are peaceful… . When people are just shouting “we are the 99%, come join us!” these are not chants that incite violence.  So why— the riot police were in [formation] just walking, marching up and down the street like it was a battle going on. I’ve been in battle, it was no battle.”
-Sgt. Shamar Thomas, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

THIS

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dceiver:

Guys. Guys! I don’t want to alarm anybody, but it would seem that depending on what channel you get your news, you might encounter two entirely different takes on the ongoing Occupy Wall Street…