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“Dissent is Patriotic”:  Who are “Occupy Wall Street protests”?

The American common people are rising from the ashes of institutional liberal capitalist system.

People Street is confronting Wall Street, and the Mega media are refraining from disseminating these “small people” frightening upheavals.

You may access these great news on internet, social platforms, and YouTube…

The people uprising and demonstrations are depicted as a menace to US foundation of democracy, liberty, happiness to all citizens, and weakening US image as a a mighty superpower, which reserved the right to be the world police force…

Unions Head to Support Occupy Wall Street

Citing common cause, the Transport Workers Union, one of the country’s largest unionswith over 200,000 members, has announced its support for the Occupy Wall Street protests. They will join a Friday rally. Other unions are following suit, with a slew of big NYC unions planning an Oct. 5 rally.

The Village Voice interviewed Transport Workers Union Local 100’s spokesman Jim Gannon:

Why did they join? “Well, actually, the protesters, it’s pretty courageous what they’re doing,” he said, “and it’s brought a new public focus in a different way to what we’ve been saying all along. While Wall Street and the banks and the corporations are the ones that caused the mess that’s flowed down into the States and cities, it seems there’s no shared sacrifice. It’s the workers having to sacrifice, while the wealthy get away scot-free. It’s kind of a natural alliance with the young people and the students.  They’re voicing our message and saying “why not join them“?

On many levels, our workers feel an affinity with the kids. They just seem to be hanging out there getting the crap beaten out of them.  Maybe union support will help them out a little bit.”

‎”There is a sprawling apparatus of federal and local militarized police forces, and private corporate security, designed to send this message: “if you participate in protests or other forms of dissent outside of harmless approved channels, you’re going to be harmed in numerous ways” …

‎”But as people seemed to be retreating from harm’s way, police began pushing the protesters. I saw police use large nets to corral people en masse. I watched as police pepper sprayed several young women in the face. (An NYPD spokesperson confirmed the use of pepper spray to MetroFocus.) I saw senior citizens and teenagers get arrested. I saw about 20 or 30 police officers tackle people and prod them roughly with police batons.”

This show of force is all designed to deter any meaningful challenges to the government and corporate institutions, which are suffocating them, to bully those who consider such challenges into accepting its futility. And it works.”

‎”It is the ability ‘to endure frightening situations and know that someone is standing next to you and will be around people”.  It is who have ’empathy toward you,’ that will create the kind of rebellion in America.  A revolt that is necessary to challenge the power of Wall Street and other corporate and special interests that is putting this country the entire planet at risk.

The very idea that one can effectively battle Wall Street’s corruption and control by working for the Democratic Party is absurd on its face: Wall Street’s favorite candidate in 2008 was Barack Obama, whose administration — led by a Wall Street White House Chief of Staff and Wall-Street-subservient Treasury Secretary and filled to the brim with Goldman Sachs officials — is now working hard to protect bankers from meaningful accountability.

For example, why JPMorgan Chase recently donated $4.6 million to the New York City Police Foundation?

NEW YORK CITY POLICE FOUNDATION — NEW YORK

JPMorgan Chase recently donated an unprecedented $4.6 million to the New York City Police Foundation. The gift was the largest in the history of the foundation and will enable the New York City Police Department to strengthen security in the Big Apple.

The money will pay for 1,000 new patrol car laptops, as well as security monitoring software in the NYPD’s main data center.

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly sent CEO and Chairman Jamie Dimon a note expressing “profound gratitude” for the company’s donation.

“These officers put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe,” Dimon said. “We’re incredibly proud to help them build this program and let them know how much we value their hard work.”

Note: You may hear, view, and read transcripts in the following links

http://www.salon.com/news/wall_street/index.html?story=%2Fopinion%2Fgreenwald%2F2011%2F09%2F28%2Fprotests

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moD2JnGTToA&feature=player_embedded
http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2011/09/27/why-establishment-media-the-power-elite-loathe-occupy-wall-street/
http://www.commondreams.org/further/2011/09/29-0


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