Last night, billionaire Michael Bloomberg sent a massive police force to evict members of the public from Liberty Square-home of Occupy Wall Street for the past two months. People who were part of a dynamic civic process were beaten and pepper-sprayed, their personal property destroyed.
Supporters of this rapidly growing movement were mobilized in the middle of the night, making phone calls, taking the streets en masse, and planning next steps. Americans and people around the world are appalled at Bloomberg’s treatment of people who peacefully assemble. We are appalled, but not deterred. Liberty Square was dispersed, but its spirit not defeated. Today we are stronger than we were yesterday. Tomorrow we will be stronger still. We are breaking free of the fear that constricts and confines us. We occupy to liberate.
We move forward in the grand tradition of the transformative social movements that have defined American history. We stand on the shoulders of those who have struggled before us, and we pick up where others have left off. We are creating a better society for us all.
Occupy Wall Street has renewed a sense of hope. It has revived a belief in community and awakened a revolutionary spirit too long silenced.
Join us as we liberate space and build a movement. 9 a.m. Tuesday morning at Sixth Avenue and Canal we continue.
"Once on the corner I immediately launched into action and again started reading from the OWS POETRY ANTHOLOGY. Someone in the crowd said the cops wouldn’t respond to the poems but I countered, it’s not about the cops, it’s about making the voices of all those that have sent poems to the anthology heard."
Herman Cain clearly indicates he hasn’t the foggiest idea of what went down in Libya. Especially at the beginning, his response is akin to when a child has to recite something from memory or answer a test question verbally and, having not studied at all, they try to coerce the teacher into verifying that they’re heading in the right direction.
As the source for this video put it, “This is not a man who has any business polling as high as he does in the presidential race. This is a man who has no business polling at .0001 percent.” Indeed, his inability to give an informed, on-topic answer is probably matched only by Sarah Palin’s debate performances in 2008.
Well, and Santorum on foreign policy.
And…well, a lot of them. But still. This is ridiculous.
10,000 pounds. Nine megatons. 600 Hiroshimas. The B53 atomic bomb could have annihilated millions in a blink…but it couldn’t survive the Obama administration’s zeal for nuclear disarmament. Full story of the civilization killer’s retirement, with pics and video, here.