Occupy Seoul!

#OWS, #occupyseoul, #D10global

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occupyonline:

Raid on Occupy DC McPherson Square - Partial Eviction

Federal authorities Saturday moved into the Occupy D.C. site at McPherson Square, clearing out a number of tents but stopping short of putting an end to the 4-month-old protest. At least six people were reportedly arrested, four for refusing a police order to move and two others for crossing a police line.

Police showed up before dawn on horseback and in riot gear to enforce a ban on camping in the park. “This is not an eviction,” Sgt. David Schlosser of the U.S. Park Police told reporters at McPherson Square.

The raid appeared to launch a containment strategy by the police. By midafternoon, the tents had been squeezed into the north half of the park, and workers were removing debris from the cleared area, which was sealed off by dozens of police, some on horseback.

The new, smaller area for the tents was encircled by steel barricades, though gaps were left for access.

Protesters complied with a police request to remove a blue tarp — dubbed the “tent of dreams” by demonstrators. But for the most part they appeared unimpressed by the police move, or even quietly pleased, as if the authoritarian petting-zoo feel it gave to the place reflected poorly on their oppressors.

To be sure, the streets of downtown Washington around McPherson did take on the look of a police state. District police shut down several blocks surrounding the area, snarling traffic and leaving an empty business district awash in flashing blue lights, save people headed in on foot to see what was happening.

Dozens of officers were stationed along the new “border” within the square, and although they were technically in riot gear, it was more the business casual version — a smart, dark blue uniform under a shiny light blue helmet, with face shield up, but ready if needed. So far, it hadn’t been needed. Some were chatting with onlookers.

A bit farther back was the cavalry, a dozen officers on horses whose duty, at the moment, was to keep open a path for a garbage truck backing in to pick up debris.

워싱턴디씨 점거운동 경찰 탄압 사진

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occupyallstreets:

Occupy Oakland Mass Arrest Leads to Only 12 Charges
The largest Alameda County mass arrest in 30 years has led to only 12 criminal charges.
A total of 409 people were arrested January 28th during an Occupy Oakland demonstration that devolved into clashes between police and protesters. Of those 409, only 12 were charged with crimes by Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley.
That is a 3% success rate!
Eleven demonstrators were issued a stay away order, which means they face legal action if found within 300 feet of Oakland City Hall or the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, which was the focal point of Saturday’s protest.
Of the 12 charges, 4 were felonies and 8 were misdemeanors. None of the alleged felons are Oakland residents.
Credit

Even the court system knew these people were not in violation of the law. That means a riot army descended upon citizens with gas and clubs when, largely, there was nothing illegal or actionable being done by the people

지난 1월 오클랜드점거운동 탄압 409명이 연행 되었지만 12명만 기소 되었다. 법원이 경찰 폭력 확인해준 것이다.

occupyonline:

occupyallstreets:

Occupy Oakland Mass Arrest Leads to Only 12 Charges

The largest Alameda County mass arrest in 30 years has led to only 12 criminal charges.

A total of 409 people were arrested January 28th during an Occupy Oakland demonstration that devolved into clashes between police and protesters. Of those 409, only 12 were charged with crimes by Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley.

That is a 3% success rate!


Eleven demonstrators were issued a stay away order, which means they face legal action if found within 300 feet of Oakland City Hall or the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, which was the focal point of Saturday’s protest.

Of the 12 charges, 4 were felonies and 8 were misdemeanors. None of the alleged felons are Oakland residents.

Credit

Even the court system knew these people were not in violation of the law. That means a riot army descended upon citizens with gas and clubs when, largely, there was nothing illegal or actionable being done by the people

지난 1월 오클랜드점거운동 탄압 409명이 연행 되었지만 12명만 기소 되었다. 법원이 경찰 폭력 확인해준 것이다.

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occupyonline:

After journalist arrests at Occupy Wall Street, US drops 27 spots on global press freedom index. Now ranked 47th in the world.
List of countries ahead of US on the Reporters Without Borders global press freedom index:
Finland, Norway, Estonia, Netherlands, Austria, Iceland, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Cape Verde, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Ireland, Cyprus, Jamaica, Germany, Costa Rica, Belgium, Namibia, Japan, Surinam, Poland, Mali, OECS, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Niger, Australia, Lithuania, Uruguay, Portugal, Tanzania, Papua New Guinea, Slovenia, El Salvador, France, Spain, Hungary, Ghana, South Africa, Botswana, South Korea, Comoros, Taiwan…
Then the United States of America at #47.
Source: Reporters Without Borders global press freedom index, released today. 

국경 없는 기자들 언론자유지표 미국 47위 한국보다 낮음

occupyonline:

After journalist arrests at Occupy Wall Street, US drops 27 spots on global press freedom index. Now ranked 47th in the world.

List of countries ahead of US on the Reporters Without Borders global press freedom index:

Finland, Norway, Estonia, Netherlands, Austria, Iceland, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Cape Verde, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Ireland, Cyprus, Jamaica, Germany, Costa Rica, Belgium, Namibia, Japan, Surinam, Poland, Mali, OECS, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Niger, Australia, Lithuania, Uruguay, Portugal, Tanzania, Papua New Guinea, Slovenia, El Salvador, France, Spain, Hungary, Ghana, South Africa, Botswana, South Korea, Comoros, Taiwan…

Then the United States of America at #47.

Source: Reporters Without Borders global press freedom index, released today. 

국경 없는 기자들 언론자유지표 미국 47위 한국보다 낮음

(Source: jcstearns, via occupyonline)

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solitaryforager:

Adbusters Issues New Call to Action: Occupy Chicago for G8/NATO Summit
The Occupy Wall Street movement traces its origin to a call to action in the Vancouver-based magazine Adbusters.
Now, Adbusters has issued a Call to Action to Occupy Chicago for the G8/NATO summit this coming May:
Hey you redeemers, rebels and radicals out there,
Against the backdrop of a global uprising that is simmering in dozens of countries and thousands of cities and towns, the G8 and NATO will hold a rare simultaneous summit in Chicago this May. The world’s military and political elites, heads of state, 7,500 officials from 80 nations, and more than 2,500 journalists will be there.
And so will we.
On May 1, 50,000 people from all over the world will flock to Chicago, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and #OCCUPYCHICAGO for a month. With a bit of luck, we’ll pull off the biggest multinational occupation of a summit meeting the world has ever seen.
And this time around we’re not going to put up with the kind of police repression that happened during the Democratic National Convention protests in Chicago, 1968 … nor will we abide by any phony restrictions the City of Chicago may want to impose on our first amendment rights. We’ll go there with our heads held high and assemble for a month-long people’s summit … we’ll march and chant and sing and shout and exercise our right to tell our elected representatives what we want … the constitution will be our guide.
And when the G8 and NATO meet behind closed doors on May 19, we’ll be ready with our demands: a Robin Hood Tax … a ban on high frequency ‘flash’ trading … a binding climate change accord … a three strikes and you’re out law for corporate criminals … an all out initiative for a nuclear-free Middle East … whatever we decide in our general assemblies and in our global internet brainstorm – we the people will set the agenda for the next few years and demand our leaders carry it out.
And if they don’t listen … if they ignore us and put our demands on the back burner like they’ve done so many times before … then, with Gandhian ferocity, we’ll flashmob the streets, shut down stock exchanges, campuses, corporate headquarters and cities across the globe … we’ll make the price of doing business as usual too much to bear.
Jammers, pack your tents, muster up your courage and prepare for a big bang in Chicago this Spring. If we don’t stand up now and fight now for a different kind of future we may not have much of a future … so let’s live without dead time for a month in May and see what happens …
for the wild,Culture Jammers HQ


점거운동 제안자 애드버스터가 시카고점거운동에게 5월에 개최하는 8개국 정상회담에 반대하는 행동 조직할 것을 호소함

solitaryforager:

Adbusters Issues New Call to Action: Occupy Chicago for G8/NATO Summit

The Occupy Wall Street movement traces its origin to a call to action in the Vancouver-based magazine Adbusters.

Now, Adbusters has issued a Call to Action to Occupy Chicago for the G8/NATO summit this coming May:

Hey you redeemers, rebels and radicals out there,

Against the backdrop of a global uprising that is simmering in dozens of countries and thousands of cities and towns, the G8 and NATO will hold a rare simultaneous summit in Chicago this May. The world’s military and political elites, heads of state, 7,500 officials from 80 nations, and more than 2,500 journalists will be there.

And so will we.

On May 1, 50,000 people from all over the world will flock to Chicago, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and #OCCUPYCHICAGO for a month. With a bit of luck, we’ll pull off the biggest multinational occupation of a summit meeting the world has ever seen.

And this time around we’re not going to put up with the kind of police repression that happened during the Democratic National Convention protests in Chicago, 1968 … nor will we abide by any phony restrictions the City of Chicago may want to impose on our first amendment rights. We’ll go there with our heads held high and assemble for a month-long people’s summit … we’ll march and chant and sing and shout and exercise our right to tell our elected representatives what we want … the constitution will be our guide.

And when the G8 and NATO meet behind closed doors on May 19, we’ll be ready with our demands: a Robin Hood Tax … a ban on high frequency ‘flash’ trading … a binding climate change accord … a three strikes and you’re out law for corporate criminals … an all out initiative for a nuclear-free Middle East … whatever we decide in our general assemblies and in our global internet brainstorm – we the people will set the agenda for the next few years and demand our leaders carry it out.

And if they don’t listen … if they ignore us and put our demands on the back burner like they’ve done so many times before … then, with Gandhian ferocity, we’ll flashmob the streets, shut down stock exchanges, campuses, corporate headquarters and cities across the globe … we’ll make the price of doing business as usual too much to bear.

Jammers, pack your tents, muster up your courage and prepare for a big bang in Chicago this Spring. If we don’t stand up now and fight now for a different kind of future we may not have much of a future … so let’s live without dead time for a month in May and see what happens …

for the wild,
Culture Jammers HQ

점거운동 제안자 애드버스터가 시카고점거운동에게 5월에 개최하는 8개국 정상회담에 반대하는 행동 조직할 것을 호소함

(Source: socialuprooting, via occupywallstreet)

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occupyonline:

#OccupyCongress #J17 

Occupy Congress - January 17th - Morning of Day 1

Barely one-in-ten Americans are okay with Congress’ job, the lowest rating in the history of the CNN/ORC survey that released its findings Monday, a no-confidence vote apparent Tuesday as a huge crowd of Occupiers from across the nation have gathered for Occupy Congress, demonstrating in front of the nation’s Capitol Building in an all-day protest. There have been at least six arrests at the protest, two for allegedly stepping on the sidewalk as Occupy DC’s Ustream livestream reporting of the event has documented.

“Only 11 percent of Americans favor the current work by lawmakers in Washington,” reports CNN, as the news organization mulls over data of its latest poll in conjunction with ORC International, the results of which were released Monday.

1월 17일 미국 국회점거운동 행동의 날 사진들

(via occupynashville)

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newleftmedia:

NEW VIDEO! Most everyone has noticed the wide swath of internet websites that have been blacked out in protest of the pending PIPA / SOPA legislation in congress, but not as many people understand exactly why those bills are such a problem.

This short documentary explores PIPA and SOPA, how the bills work, who’s behind them, and why all internet users have reason to be concerned.

Please help us by SHARING THIS VIDEO and spreading the word about PIPA / SOPA.

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The fight to prevent online censorship in the U.S. is far from over. While SOPA’s future seems increasingly bleak, PIPA has not been pulled from consideration in the senate, where it will be up for a vote later this month.

It is important to understand that PIPA has the same fundamental problems of SOPA. It is NOT a compromise bill; at this point, it is little more than a legislative strategy to abandon the SOPA branding in favor of PIPA.

Both bills contain vague language and reach too broadly, threatening free speech and innovation on the web. Both institute a private right of action for companies to block access to infringing content without due process. Both contain an immunity clause to protect these companies from legal consequence if they make mistakes. And both set the wrong global precedent by encouraging other countries to censor the internet based on their own domestic laws.

While President Obama is opposed to the DNS-blocked mechanisms proposed in the bills, the language still exists. As well, Obama has not come against the legislation itself, nor has he signaled his intention to veto the legislation if it passes. These bills don’t need to be fixed, they need to be scrapped.

Currently, PIPA or a similar bill have a real chance of passing. But you can help to stop them:

CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE
Tell them you oppose PIPA, SOPA, and any other form of internet censorship.

CENSOR YOUR WEBSITE OR BLOG
And join hundreds of others like Wikipedia and Reddit in protesting these bills.

SHARE THIS VIDEO
Help spread the word that The News won’t.

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Graphic design by Chase Whiteside.
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미국 인터네검열법 반대 캠페인 설명 비디오

(via occupywallstreet)