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What the Right Really Think of Students, Workers and Democracy

Arrest me today, I'll be back tomorrow.Update: I found this story highlighting some less-than-savory responses to police violence towards demonstrators at Occupy Wall Street–comments made allegedly by police officers themselves.
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While the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) demonstrations around the U.S.–and likewise, demonstrations in solidarity with OWS around the world–have been met with tepid to lukewarm reception and coverage by the mainstream media, American right-wing news sites and the right-wing blogosphere reveal some of the prevailing attitudes that right-wingers, Ron Paul minarchists, and the business class really hold towards students, teachers, workers, the under- and un-employed, and other working- and middle-class peoples in the U.S.

The right has done everything in their power to frame the OWS phenomenon in a way that they can understand and control. This means they have sought to separate OWS from its message (in case they’re reading and still confused, the message varies but is essentially this: end tax cuts for the richest in order to fix the capitalist budget. Reform capitalism and the Republic to benefit 100% of Americans, rather than the ruling class. Is that so hard to figure out?) This also means that the right pretends to be confused about the message. They require a list of “demands” and the right won’t stop earplugging if we don’t have one. They are essentially playing the game of being a binary system in a three-dimensional debate: they just repeat, “Does not compute! Does not compute!” And that’s their version of discourse.

Here you will find a collection of news stories, blog stories, and comments which are undeniably representative of the right-wing attitude towards the people who challenge Wall Street and the business elite to give up their tax cuts to help regular Americans get back on their feet. I’ll keep adding to this to give you a better picture of what I’m finding on the web.

Remember, these are the folks who demand that we put down everything and RESPECT RESPECT RESPECT the (nebulous, and mostly incoherent) demands of the Tea Party. But anyone else who wants to voice a concern can get screwed. This is right-wing egocentrism, the thought process of a child unconcerned with the consciousness or existence of other beings.

Townhall.com

We’ll start off with one of the more moderate blogs, Townhall.com.

News Article:
Rage: More Arrests, Support for Occupy Wall Street

Misses the point: “Unfortunately for these activists, however, their traffic jam made more news than their cause.”

Townhall.com commenters say:
D.G.: “The progressive-liberal-union-communist-MoveOn crack heads are marching on Brooklyn Bridge.”
JUMBOfromWem: “Liberals like these were used by the government for secret testing on the brain. Here’s the evidence all the test failed. ”
Liberals do it too! Ross: “Must be nice to not have to actually work for a living and be able to just go to demonstrations. Please note that the neither President nor the democratic party has anything to do with these protesters. ”
1 Big Sky Cowboy: “They should have got the snow plows out and scrapped those turds into the river.” Continue reading

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The Ongoing Occupation of Wall Street

Update 9/22/11 6:04 Eastern: Coverage of Occupy Wall Street can periodically be found at democracynow.org. They have some excellent interviews and footage, and unlike the MSM, they interview people who are well articulated. I’ve found by now that even left-leaning publications seek out the dumbest person at a protest and interview them. That’s all the public gets, so that’s what they think it is. Democracynow.org actually covers shit. Go figure.
Update 9/21/11 5:35am Eastern: Here’s the best writing on the arrests and happenings yesterday, the 20th: http://wagingnonviolence.org/2011/09/liberty-plaza-prevails-over-provocation/

Update 9/20/11 11:17am Eastern: NYPD ATTACKS: Police have injured at least one person, and are according to reports attacking protesters. Here’s some arrest video. Notice the police inflicting injury and torture on one young man at about 3:13, by crushing his shoulder and also his hips to the ground. These are typical police tactics, not meant to detain but to repress through trauma. They want to ensure that their victims are too burnt out and hurt to continue protesting the next day, and to set an example to others: to challenge the socioeconomic order in the U.S. by legal protest is akin to defying the gods themselves. That defiance must be met with corporal, summary punishment.

Update:

Useful links:

  1. Helpful updates: AnonOps–with video updates and livefeeds.
  2. Video: Arrests of Occupy Wall Street Protesters in NYC on September 19, 2011
  3. Information: AnonCentral
  4. Photo and video: Incredible photography of #occupywallstreet by Juan-Carlos Hernandez
  5. Information: US Day of Rage Tactical Plans 
  6. Send more! @Rthemilieu on Twitter

Update: Continue reading

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September 17th Marks Worldwide Mobilization Against the Banking System

September 17th--Occupy Wall Street!


From the communications platform AntiBanks:

In the United States they are preparing to occupy Wall Street, in Spain they will demonstrate at the Stock-Market headquarters… What’s going to happen in your city?

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