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The Long-Awaited Oct. 15 Lineup

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Posted on Oct 14, 2011
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OWS spokesperson Bill Buster fields questions from reporters in Liberty Plaza.

Occupy Wall Street will hold a number of major events Saturday. First will be a march on a JPMorgan Chase branch to protest the $94.7 billion taxpayer bailout of the company and the bank’s layoff of 14,000 workers since then. In a show of opposition to Chase and other major banks that took taxpayer money, protesting customers will wield their “collective economic power” by closing their accounts, OWS spokesperson Bill Buster said.

Moveon.org and a number of unions helped OWS organize the march.

Protesters will also stage an occupation at Fordham Plaza in the Bronx, an anti-war march on Wall Street followed by a teach-in on the cost of war, a meeting to discuss the role of students in the movement and more, including some Internet shenanigans that Buster said he was not privy to. There will also be an occupation party at 5 p.m. in Times Square where demonstrators are supposed to wear only white.

Organizers said they hoped that 10,000 to 30,000 people will show up. —ARK

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By empirePie, October 15, 2011 at 5:34 pm Link to this comment

Predator Lean     empirePie   August 5th, 2010

On the big wheel of life
is the treadmill fueled with strife.

Come stained as you are
we glide on stained…. the come of dynasties
some dried on a blue dress
from the squirts in the oval office to the gusher in the gulf
oil up the machine to predator lean
for….

..... the dead zone is a family affair.

A wedding with a meltdown at the suite
the doorman is sweating but not from the heat;
while the dynasty of super class is sucking at the teat.

Fossil fools keep coming to the wheel.
No need to engage.
No need to feel.

The wheel needs fuel to feed the war machine
to pump more fuel from distant lands to feed
the machine from others sands
to fuel itself for further stands
to find more lands to fuel the blue

fuel on blue,

stain on blue

blue dead zones for Narcissus on the wheel

But the cycle is not complete,
till you join the wheel of the predator shield
for your work is for nothing and your style is for free

Be a wheel


Join the wheel.

you don’t need to be an exlex; {don’t confuse with the personal plumber
rhonda rooter helper}
an exlex is an outlaw simply put

Like “I am an outlaw“;my baby is a chipiwa an indian outlaw”
; “she is a one of a kind; I don’t mean to be unkind” {HeardTyler Guttormoson
singing}
  guess it’s from an Alan Jackson tune:

heard there was a riot in La Loche; didn’t we just celebrate Batoche?;
They called out the squad but the iPod blasting loud didn’t disburse the
crowd. {like it did at Pixar’s flick}

so don’t be a dick join the “we the people crowd”
      chanting: “we people united will never be divided”;

          “liberty and justice for all is not just a catch phrase”
              for morning or mourning rituals.

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By bpawk, October 15, 2011 at 10:15 am Link to this comment

Please march on Washington at the WHite House or Congress - that is where the real power and enablers of Wall Street greed are found. Other social democratic countries (i.e. Canada, Scandinavian countries) have no less greedy capitalists but their system taxes the capitalists for their greed and discourages bailouts with regulations which are enforced. Please go to the source - it’s the regulators and politicians who make the laws who enable people to get away - other countries have greed but they are managed and controlled.

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By Lafayette, October 15, 2011 at 9:37 am Link to this comment

Les indignés (the indignant) were in the streets of Paris (and Rome) today.

A young French woman demonstrator was interviewed - she had painted on her face, in English, “We are the 99%!”

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By surfnow, October 15, 2011 at 5:55 am Link to this comment

Right On ! I just gave an online donation to the cause.

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By Ray Duray, October 15, 2011 at 1:38 am Link to this comment

We are in solidarity in Bend, OR

http://www.occupybend.org/

http://www.facebook.com/occupybend

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