Occupy Wall St.  & The 99% Movement


Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need,

but not every man’s Greed. ~ Mahatma Gandhi



The Cause & The Protesters





Occupy UC Davis




Occupy Wall St. & The 99% Movement that began on Sept. 17, 2011

Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is an ongoing series of demonstrations in New York City based in Zuccotti Park in the Wall Street financial district. The protests were initiated by the Canadian activist group Adbusters.[5] They are mainly protesting social and economic inequality, corporate greed, corruption and influence over government—particularly from the financial services sector—and lobbyists. The protesters' slogan, "We are the 99%", refers to the difference in wealth between the wealthiest 1% and the rest of the population.

The original protest began on September 17, 2011, and by October 9, similar demonstrations were either ongoing or had been held in 70 major cities and over 600 communities in the U.S. Internationally, other "Occupy" protests have modeled themselves after Occupy Wall Street, in over 900 cities worldwide.


OWS + “Occupy Together” = 99%s !!!
Occupy Together: Vlad Teichberg on GlobalRevolution.



LIVE Streaming: - TV, livestream efforts worldwide








Wall Street protests lead to hundreds of arrests on Brooklyn Bridge


Occupy Wall Street march on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York Saturday, October 1, 2011.


The group Occupy Wall Street has been camped out in Manhattan’s Financial District. More than 700 protesters demonstrating against corporate greed, global warming, and social inequality were arrested Saturday after they shut down a lane of traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge.


More than 700 protesters demonstrating against corporate greed, global warming, and social inequality, among other grievances, were arrested Saturday after they went onto the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down a lane of traffic for several hours, leading to a tense confrontation with police.


Brooklyn Bridge March - October, 2011 (Occupy Wall Street) ( 9 mins)




HUNDREDS of Peaceful Protestors on Brooklyn Bridge Arrested by NYPD.. #OccupyWallStreet   ( 7 mins)


On October 1, 2011, 700+ peaceful protesters were arrested while on a march across the Brooklyn Bridge.

According to the AP: More than 700 protesters demonstrating against corporate greed, global warming and social inequality, among other grievances, were arrested Saturday after they swarmed the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down a lane of traffic for several hours in a tense confrontation with police.

The group Occupy Wall Street has been camped out in a plaza in Manhattan's Financial District for nearly two weeks staging various marches, and had orchestrated an impromptu trek to Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon. They walked in thick rows on the sidewalk up to the bridge, where some demonstrators spilled onto the roadway after being told to stay on the pedestrian pathway, police said.




Unbelievable protest footage. NYPD drag girl across the street ( 2 mins)








Occupy Together - October 26, 2011

A website that encourages the so-called 99% to write personal letters to 200 top executives and board members from Bank of America Corp., Citigroup, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo & Co. is taking its action from cyberspace to the banks' doors on Friday.

Thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters, foreclosured homeowners and labor and community activists are planning to deliver the 6,500 letters to city-based bank executives that occupytheboardroom.org  has received since its launch less than two weeks ago….










OWS + “Occupy Together” = 99%s !!!

Occupy Together: Vlad Teichberg on GlobalRevolution.
- TV, livestream efforts worldwide

 Keith znd Vlad Teichberg, of the Occupy Wall Street Media Group

Keith and Vlad Teichberg, of the Occupy Wall Street Media Group and GlobalRevolution.TV, discuss the impact of social media on the precipitous evolution and extensive reach of the Occupy movement, brought into homes and mobile devices around the world through a rapidly growing list of livestream feeds. Teichberg notes that “you can’t really edit in real time” and that “the medium is perfect for what we’re doing because it actually tells the truth – it is what it is.”









“RT TV” Interview:

Revolution here to stay! Immortal Technique full OWS ( Occupy Wall Street) interview !!!!!!








The 99% Declaration



The 99% Declaration: There is a Solution ( 1 mins)

This is the final cut of the one minute television commercial for the 99% declaration which calls for an election of 876 delegates to attend a National General Assembly in Philadelphia.







TIME Magazine – The Protester ( Person of the Year)

December 14, 2011

Buttar is executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, which is organizing a news conference today at the National Press Club on the National Defense Authorization Act. He said today: “By naming ‘the protester’ as its ‘Person of the Year,’ Time magazine recognized the immense value of everyday people raising their voices to share their concerns with their neighbors and elected leaders. That recognition is timely in the U.S., with the anniversary of the Bill of Rights looming tomorrow, alongside a vote on the National Defense Authorization Act and its draconian provisions for indefinite and arbitrary military detention for U.S. citizens — and quite likely activists, in particular, given the various ways in which non-violent protest have been treated as terrorism by our federal, state and local governments. … The NDAA would give the U.S. military the power to imprison U.S. citizens indefinitely and without trial or any proof that they committed a crime. The NDAA threatens the First Amendment, as well as the Fifth and Sixth, and removes the judiciary from its constitutional role. It is blatantly unconstitutional and should be rejected by the White House and Congress to reflect the transpartisan concerns of the American people.”

Grassroots coalitions in more than a dozen cities are holding anti-NDAA Bill of Rights Day events this week, including Boston, New York City, Cleveland, Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Tacoma, WA. A map listing the events, including time and place details, is available.at ….


“The 10 Greediest Americans of 2011″






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The Unsuspected Police Response and "The Why of it!"









We Don’t Live In a Free Society: The Police State and Occupy Wall Street and the Millions "Donated" by Wall St. Banksters to the N.Y. Police??


But my experience at Occupy Wall Street has served as a serious reality check about just how free our society is. The disproportionate police presence surrounding the rebellion exists for one reason— to intimidate us. Since day one, the state has sent an enormous supply of cops to monitor us, threaten us, arrest us, and beat us up. Well over 800 people have been arrested. And for what? For exercising their most basic right. Meanwhile, the criminals on Wall Street who have trashed the global economy, stolen trillions from the taxpayers in bailouts and continue to engage in the same speculative practices that got us into this mess have faced no retribution.


 The CEOs at Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and AIG have not been arrested. They continue to reap millions in bonuses and deferred stock options. And they use the state to send the cops out to crush resistance. JP Morgan Chase recently donated an unprecedented $4.6 million to the NYPD. Clearly, they approve of the brutality.










The NYPD, now sponsored by Wall Street - Salon.com


Financial firms have given millions of dollars to the department, raising the ire of Occupy Wall St. protesters


As it turns out, that version of the rumor isn’t quite correct. But Wall Street finance firms have funnelled millions of dollars into the police department, in an arrangement that critics say compromises the NYPD. ...










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 The International Occupy Movement






International Occupy Movement - Madrid























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 The Charts


David Corn, - Washington Bureau Chief for Mother Jones magazine.




Mother Jones Magazine – Economy Charts

Why Screwing Unions Screws the Entire Middle Class?

“The strength of unions in postwar America benefited nonunion workers, too. Unions made the American economy work for the middle class”.

The first is this: Income inequality has grown dramatically since the mid-'70s—far more in the US than in most advanced countries—and the gap is only partly related to college grads outperforming high-school grads. Rather, the bulk of our growing inequality has been a product of skyrocketing incomes among the richest 1 percent and—even more dramatically—among the top 0.1 percent. It has, in other words, been CEOs and Wall Street traders at the very tippy-top who are hoovering up vast sums of money from everyone, even those who by ordinary standards are pretty well off.

Second, American politicians don't care much about voters with moderate incomes. Princeton political scientist Larry Bartels studied the voting behavior of US senators in the early '90s and discovered that they respond far more to the desires of high-income groups than to anyone else. By itself, that's not a surprise. He also found that Republicans don't respond at all to the desires of voters with modest incomes. Maybe that's not a surprise, either. But this should be: Bartels found that Democratic senators don't respond to the desires of these voters, either, at all.



It's the Inequality, Stupid!!!

A huge share of the nation's economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. The average income for the bottom 90 percent of us? $31,244.









Charts showing the Disparity in Income Distribution

Income Shares of the Richest and Poorest Households, 1968-2003. Inequality in the United States has been increasing since 1968. The share of the richest households in aggregate income rose from about 17% to about 22%, while the share of the poorest 20% of the population fell from about 4% to about 3.5%.

















Productivity has surged, but income and wages have stagnated for most Americans. If the median household income had kept pace with the economy since 1970, it would now be nearly $92,000, not $50,000.











Ed Schultz




Ed Schultz: The Economic State of the Middle Class is Tied to Union Membership

As Ed Schultz rightly pointed out on his show tonight, if you're not a member of a union and you don't think union membership has anything to do with your own economic prosperity, think again. As unions go, so goes the middle class in America.



Ed Schultz on Income Inequality - U.S. worse than Pakistan! ( 3 mins)

















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The Supporters - Activists & Speakers


Michael Moore - Activist



Michael Moore - Stands with Occupy San Francisco & Occupy Oakland




Michael Moore - Stands with Occupy New York

Michael Moore Encourages Expansion Of Anti-’Kleptomaniac’ ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protests


New York City, NY - The most visible supporter of the Occupy Wall Street protesters, filmmaker Michael Moore, has vowed to donate thousandsdollars cash to ....

Michael Moore - Keith Olbermann… ( 9 mins)


Occupy Wall Street: Inspired by rapid progress, Michael Moore calls on all Americans to participate ( 3 mins)


Occupy Together: Michael Moore encourages wealthy supporters to speak out




David Icke







David Icke - Essential Knowledge For A Wall Street Protestor ( 33 mins)

How not to be scammed by those you are protesting against.




Jeffrey Sachs –

Prof. of Economics –N.Y.



Spoke to OWS -
Day 21 at Occupy Wall Street in Liberty Square, New York, NY.



Jeffrey Sachs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeffrey Sachs (Columbia University professor) Supports Occupy Wall Street


Spoke to OWS

Day 21 at Occupy Wall Street in Liberty Square, New York, NY.




Robert Reich




Reich: How Unequal Can America Get Before we Snap ? 5/2005

 ( 60 mins)

Robert Bernard Reich ( /ˈraɪʃ/;[2] born June 24, 1946) is an American political economist, professor, author, and political commentator. He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997.

Robert Reich, a visiting professor at the UC, Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy and former U.S. Secretary of Labor talks about the inequality of income, wealth and opportunity in the United States and asks his audience to speculate on what will happen if these trends continue. Series: "Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley" [5/2005] [Public Affairs]



Elizabeth Warren







Elizabeth Warren - Quote

The following is a quote from Elizabeth Warren, current favorite of progressive activists and a candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts:

“There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there — good for you!”

“But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that maurauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did. Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea — God bless. Keep a big hunk of it.

But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”

The Coming Collapse of the Middle Class [6/2007] ( 59 mins) – Very good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Distinguished law scholar Elizabeth Warren teaches contract law, bankruptcy, and commercial law at Harvard Law School. She is an outspoken critic of America's credit economy, which she has linked to the continuing rise in bankruptcy among the middle-class. Series: "UC Berkeley Graduate Council Lectures" [6/2007]



Medium Income Married Couples 1970-2005 vs Savings - Charts






Revolving Debt or Cr. Card





Alan Grayson – Congressman, Fl.






Alan Grayson on Occupy Wall Street on Bill Maher Show – GRRRREATTT !!!!!!!





Jesse Ventura – Ex Governor







(4:36 mins)

Former Gov. Jesse Ventura dropped by Minneapolis to support 'Occupy' protesters. Ventura pointed out that the face of the movement cannot be dictated by Democrats or Republicans because both parties were "bought and paid for" -- and that he never took a dime in corporate money to get elected.




Marianne Williamson





Marianne Williamson Occupy LA October 12, 2011 ( 28 mins)


Marianne Williamson Speaking on the Occupy Movement

( 1 Hr: 04 mins)

Marianne Williamson Speaking About the Occupy Movement, Berkeley, CA November 2011 get on the email list at http://Marianne.com leave us your thoughts below or post a video response



Chris Hedges




Chris Hedges "Call to Action to create a new Political Movement replacing corrupt Government"  ( 1 Hr: 21 mins)


 Chris Hedges - Journalist




Apr 1, 2012


Further information about Chris and topics addressed are available in favorites, play lists on my channel and complementary video responses. Mirrored: http://www.youtube.com/user/joefriendly  


"Chris Hedges calls us to action, to create a new political movement to replace our corrupt government and obsolete economic institutions, building on what's begun by Occupy Wall Street. Talk at Church of All Souls in New York City February 7, 2012. Video by Joe Friendly. Apologies for occasional camera shaking, but the speaker's audio is extra fine as result of that tiny wireless AZDEN mic at Chris's lips that the church let me stick on with a tiny rubber band at the last moment before he was about to speak!

His own offering for a plan of action:

Here's a New York City citizen's effort to put in clear and simple terms a plan to achieve the fundamental changes we need to create a rational, moral order. ...









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OWS - The Signs















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