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Occupy Wall Street
Why the Police in Michael Premo’s Occupy Wall Street Trial Are Unlikely To Face Perjury Charges
Many of the readers who commented on last week’s story about Michael Premo, the Occupy Wall Street protester who beat his criminal charges last week thanks to video evidence, wanted to know: Would the police officer whose testimony was contradicted by the video face any consequences? Would he be charged with perjury?
The short answer is: Don’t hold your breath.
But that’s not to say that a closer look at Premo’s trial doesn’t reinforce the impression that the police testimony against him looks a lot like perjury.
Revolution 99% Updates: They will know us by our Activism – Fear us because of it – Set no limits to stopping us
2013 MARCH 2
Protesters shut down Wells Fargo Bank in Richmond
About a dozen protesters shut down a Wells Fargo Bank during the lunch hour Wednesday.
The protest was organized by Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), which also staged demonstrations at branches in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland and San Diego.
The protests launched what ACCE calls a “campaign calling on Wells Fargo to enact a broad principal reduction program, reduce short sales and release data on borrowers helped by income and race.”
Bank officials in Richmond temporarily closed the doors at the 4300 Macdonald Ave. branch as the protesters marched in a circle and chanted, “Banks got bailed out, we got sold out.” Customers still used automated teller machines nearby. More…
Jury Finds Occupy Wall Street Protester Innocent After Video Contradicts Police Testimony
From Sept 15-17th Occupy Wall Street gathered in lower Manhattan to commemorate one full year of actions. The three days where broken up into a day of education, a day of celebration, and a day of liberation.
Occupy Wall Street participants used the anniversary to show that they are still active, organizing actions everyday all across the city. This is a short documentary which highlights some of Occupy Wall Street's recent accomplishments, its broader influence, and where it is headed.
One year ago a small group of predominantly Anarchists sparked a horizontally organized movement to level the playing field in the game of Corporations -vs- The People of the United States. Today we celebrated our success and contemplated our future. We licked old wounds and created new ones. We turned a critical eye to the process that has guided us and acknowledged it's short comings so that our second year of existence will be one of effectiveness even if it means dropping the verb. To Occupy.
Rebel Music at the Foley Square funtime happening pre OWS Anniversary Party Now underway.
Since Occupy Wall Street took Zuccotti Park in September 2011, there has been a resurgence of social movement activity in the United States. As momentum has increased, age-old questions over tactics, strategy, and goals have returned to the fore.
What is violence? Who gets to define it? Do illegal actions have a place in our movements?
This discussion never takes place in a vacuum or on a level playing field; rather, it occurs within the context of a struggle that is already in progress, where every statement has immediate ramifications for the participants. Differing tactical approaches often reflect fundamental differences in strategy and goals.
500 or more Occupy revelers march from Washington Square Park to their former home in Zucotti to kick off the Occupied Anniversary Party. 26 were arrested mostly through snatch and grab terrorist tactics. Those arrested had done nothing wrong, were walking peacefully on the sidewalk with their friends. Squads of terrorists pushed through the peaceful crowd to man handle and steal people.
http://submedia.tv/stimulator/2012/07/09/this-is-athens A personal account of my short visit to Athens, Greece. My initial intent was to do a report on the anarchist neighbourhood assemblies. Truth be told this task was more challenging than I expected. Few within the neighbourhood assembly scene agreed to be video taped or photographed for fear of retaliation by the police, their employers and fascists. I was also made aware of the troubling hardships undocumented immigrants and their supporters face, the rise of the neo-nazi party Golden Dawn, and the role of the police in suppressing social struggles. This piece is only a snapshot of the complex situation of a country in a state of "civil war." and how anarchists are reacting to it.
Caught on film, Austin Police Department officers used excessive force to harass an Occupy Austin protester trying to stay warm in the City Hall parking garage. The protester was screaming in pain "HELP ME" as other occupiers ran to see what the police were doing to him. The APD officers were twisting his arm causing him pain and telling other protesters not to come down to where the abuse was taking place. Visit: http://occupyaustin.org Produced for Austin Indymedia by Jeff Zavala. Videography by Austin Smith and Jeff Zavala. A ZGraphix production. http://zgraphix.org
Occupy protesters explain how capitalism and communism are anachronisms from the past that are not suited for life in the twenty first century. Also mentioned how Bank Of America has Dumped $75 Trillion In Derivatives On U.S. Taxpayers With Federal Approval. Learn more about the plan by Bank of America at: http://seekingalpha.com/article/301260-bank-of-america-dumps-75-trillion... Visit: http://occupyaustin.org Produced for Austin Indymedia by Jeff Zavala. Videography by Austin Smith and Jeff Zavala. A ZGraphix production. http://zgraphix.org
On the night of 10/21/11 Austin Smith gets interviews for the Occupy Austin livestream, asking people why they are choosing to Occupy Austin and what they want changed. Visit: http://occupyaustin.org Produced for Austin Indymedia by Jeff Zavala. Videography by Austin Smith and Jeff Zavala. A ZGraphix production. http://zgraphix.org
I met Joe who was very discouraged and suspicious of recent activity that has been going on inside Zuccotti park. There have been rapes, burglary, assaults and the Riker's bus stop has even been moved a block from where the park is. Also, there has been rumors of officers telling criminals off of the Riker's bus and the homeless to go to Zuccotti Park as purely a joke. I think this message should be spread because right now, were not looking too good on the news and in the public's eyes.
Portland enters its third day of occupation with over 1000 people actively holding space at the Chapman Park Camp in downtown.
As preparations for the Portland Marathon continue, many are nervous about being fenced in and locked down from 4am till 4pm tomorrow.
Despite fears and lively debate and consensus making in the People's General Assembly, at times comprised of over 500 participants, the occupation is becoming more organized and spirits are high.
Occupy Portland is by far one of the largest and most vibrant occupations in the country-- would be occupiers take note!