Thursday, October 6, 2011

OWS Update Oct. 6th: No Right to Assemble; Journalist Luke Rudkowski, Protesters Beaten and Maced

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Things seem to have turned very ugly, as Alexander Higgins reports that Luke Rudkowski and other protesters were beaten with batons and pepper sprayed.  The video below is part of a developing story and shows white shirt NYPD beating Occupy Wall Street Protestors behind a barricade with a baton.

This is part of a developing story. Get the latest updates on today’s police brutality and see other videos of today’s beatings here. The fact that they would attack a well-known journalist speaks volumes.  This should only strengthen people's resolve and prove to those who remain on the sidelines that there is no more time to stand idly by.  This system of oppression is behaving as it was designed to behave.  We need to overwhelm them with increasing numbers and convince them that that our resistance is diverse, peaceful, firm . . . and growing.

Video ends with chants of "The whole world is watching!"

Video footage taken of the Occupy Wall Street Protest on behalf of Gerald Celente and Trends Research Journal. This video opens with a statement by featured artist at Activist Post, Anthony Freda, and includes an appearance by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary, as well as many other brave Americans searching for truth, justice, and the American way.  It is notable that those featured here are focusing on the importance of the right to peaceably assemble, as well as to elevate human consciousness -- two noble goals that are often ignored.  In spite of attempts by various mainstream factions to co-opt this movement, the diversity of ideas, political views, and solutions might be the best protection against an attempted centralization.  This movement is history-making regardless of whether it is directed toward Wall Street, Bank of America, ending the Fed, advocating social justice, or one of the countless other causes which should compel someone to become active in the quest for liberty. (P.S. toward the end of the video a mobile guard tower is on site -- so much for strictly border control operations).

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A report has been making the rounds that the military is getting involved on the side of protesters in the Occupy Wall Street movement.  Here is the Reddit post with hundreds of comments that reflect the solidarity that could take place if citizens and military combine forces against Wall Street criminals and the corrupt elite.  We are looking for further confirmation of military presence and welcome additional input from military personnel.  Please contact us privately at, or leave your comments below.

The activities at Occupy Wall Street seem to have risen to a new level.  The New York Times is reporting that around 400 people have been detained in a mass arrest on the Brooklyn Bridge after an estimated 1,500 protesters supposedly blocked traffic.  Among the protesters were media and organizers.  However, many assert that the arrest was a deliberate trap:
'The cops watched and did nothing, indeed, seemed to guide us on to the roadway,' said Jesse A. Myerson, a media coordinator for Occupy Wall Street who was in the march but was not arrested...
...Etan Ben-Ami, 56, a psychotherapist from Brooklyn who was up on the walkway, said that the police seemed to make a conscious decision to allow the protesters to claim the road. 'They weren’t pushed back,” he said. “It seemed that they moved at the same time.'
Mr. Ben-Ami said he left the walkway and joined the crowd on the road. 'It seemed completely permitted,' he said. 'There wasn’t a single policeman saying ‘don’t do this’'
Police detained protesters with netting and secured the hands of many with zip ties (click here for a quick activist training session on how to escape from these).  Follow the events on Livestream:

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Hip Hop legend and media icon, Russell Simmons, is confirmed to be on site at the Occupy Wall Street protest, as Alexander Higgins Blog reports.  In an interview with MSNBC below Simmons states:
Last time I got involved in a protest I brought a hundred thousand people there, for the Rockefeller Drug Laws. And if I get involved really heavily in this one, we find the agenda and have a common ground we can bring hundreds of thousands of people small seeds are planted, but it could grow into something very big.

Does the arrival of moguls like Simmons and Michael Moore indicate legitimate concern and solidarity? Political grandstanding? Or even controlled opposition? Comment sections around the Web seem to be divided on the motives and the direction of the Occupy Wall Street protest.  Please leave your own comments below.

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The crowd that has gathered since Sept. 17th is beginning to swell with the recent addition of unions and liberal groups, as reported by Raw Story.
Among unions, the United Federation of Teachers, 32BJ SEIU, 1199 SEIU, Workers United and Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 have said they will participate in the protest next Wednesday.
The Working Families Party,, Make the Road New York, the Coalition for the Homeless, the Alliance for Quality Education, Community Voices Heard, United New York and Strong Economy For All also plan to support the demonstration. 
It is encouraging to see people from across the political spectrum unite around a common oppression.  This diversity is exactly what it is going to take to affect real and lasting change. People are rapidly waking up to the fact that their neighbors are not to blame for the current calamity.  This concept is summed up perfectly by a 9/11 first responder who articulates how the system has treated him, and what he has in common with other protesters at the Occupy Wall Street demonstration.

This is the live stream of the occupy wall street group of a women being arrested for no reason just for asking not to be touched while walking during the protest.

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Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! highlights statements from an activist arrested while protesting peacefully, and concludes with the news that Yahoo! has come under fire for blocking e-mails that referenced Occupy Wall Street.


Police are seen recording protesters, and refusing to give their names in some cases as they make arrests of apparently peaceful protesters, brutalizing some. You can call New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office to demand a statement on this event: 212-NEW YORK (212-639-9695)

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As corporate media continues to ignore the building presence in Manhattan to protest against the corrupt banking system, activists have gathered to document this Tahrir-square style gathering.  Below are videos that illustrate the growing unrest, as well as a link to the current livestream of the area.  The nature of the protests also has laid bare the absolute police state that has become entrenched in America.  In the first video we hear the reporter conclude by saying, "As of now it's still unclear if the police will allow protesters to stay here..." As if that is a normal response to peaceful assembly for a redress of grievances in a free society.

Madison Ruppert has detailed this oppression in his intro article to the Day of Rage entitled: No right to protest in America: Occupation of Wall Street thwarted thanks to ignorant police.  Additionally, we have received comments about social networks and e-mail programs blocking discussions centered on the term "Occupy Wall Street." If you are encountering this type of censorship, please drop us a note in the comments section. 

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One of the first signs of unrest began back in April, 2010 as RT states:  As the big banks such as Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase come under even more scrutiny, even allegedly breaking laws, they continue to conduct business as usual.

The citizens of America have had enough, say the thousands who marched in New York protesting the banks and their greed. Will the lobbyists the banks hired persuade Washington to do nothing? Or will the people be heard?

From Global Revolution, Day #2: Banks Got Bailed Out, We Got Sold Out! A Call For All Americans: Unity in NYC, Let Your Voice Be Heard! Speak Loud, Speak Without Fear! Silence will get us nowhere!

"Occupy Wall Street, All Day All Week" protest led by Anonymous

Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change was recently at the Occupy Wall Street event and noticed Lupe Fiasco hanging out with the crowd of protesters. 

US Day Of Rage Protest in Seattle in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street NYC

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Anonymous said...

Have been following the protest and think they are doing a great job considering the fact that they mostly are the young with the most to lose. Have also been on the social RTR network and have seen posts calling them communists. Where is the truth anymore people? What does it take in this country for people to wake up and realize that we have been had by the global takover? Keep going to the NFL games, have your genitals groped. It is all worth it isn't it? After all, Tony Romo kept playing with a broken rib and lung puncture. It's all about that -- right? While your children and grandchildren will live in a gulag of hell! jan

Anonymous said...

Yo Dawg? Where you At?!

Anonymous said...

The revolution has begun. People have had it.

Anonymous said...

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. ”
- President John F. Kennedy -

Anonymous said...

This crap about Michael Moore and Simmons supporting the protestors is the last elite cul-de-sac bait & switch for the populace; they are trying to steer the sheeple away from true change, just as was done in Egypt. This grandstanding by 2nd rate celebs is an attempt to co-opt the REAL freedom movement - stopping the generational theft and destruction of liberty of the American people.
I've got news for you guys - Moore and Simmons ARE the 1% who have benefited from touting the liberal side of this whole screwed up oligo-duopolistic police state we live in. DON'T BE FOOLED or follow these people. They are NOT on our side. They are communists carrying around libertarian banners.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about Moore and Simmons' agenda but just read this article. Union workers are supporting Occupy and the crowds are growing!

I hope it spreads quickly across the nation so I can participate.

Anonymous said...

How long before this is co-opted just like the Tea Party was? I agree with the above poster...If anyone thinks these people are on their side....

Anonymous said...

It's nice to get the recognition of famous people and the support of unions... HOWEVER, you all were doing great without them. Keep your original statement in mind at all times.

"The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%."

The 99% is more potent than any celeb riding your coattails. And if unions want to support the 99%, and not hijack this for a union deal, then it would be welcome, but it would also be out of character.

The tea party was regular people outraged over Wall Street, and look what happened to them.

Anonymous said...

It's nice that Occupy Wall Street has received Russell Simmons's support, but he is naive at best regarding Obama.

Anonymous said...

Naivety... .. . Well, we've got to start somewhere, don't we?.

If you want to eliminate naivety, you're gonna need a really big meteorite.

Anonymous said...

w.e need a free energy movement like the tea party that focus on educating the people on free energy technologies such as zero point energy and cold fusion.we need to get rid of the greedy energy companies that we have now with companies that are researching and funding free energy technologies.

Ajlounyinjurylaw said...

There has to be a regard to the roadways and a regard for peaceful protest, a workable balance.

Anonymous said...

WTF are a bunch of marines going to do? they get arrested like anyone else

Anonymous said...

Here we have some young adults who are taking a stand and protesting how corporations and their greed are bankrupting this country, and yet, it's not getting the airplay that it should. Why is that? Maybe we should let our elected officials know that the answer is not tax brakes, the answer is jobs here. Create jobs here, then get a tax brake.

Anonymous said...

You must embrace the Tea Party into your ranks, that is what 99% is all about!! Its not left vs right, or Rep vs Dem, it is the middle class and the lower classes vs the financial elite - the elite have bought the Republicans, bought the Democrats, and have co-opted the Tea Party - don't be fooled by their labels. Stand together! Little r republicans, little d deomoctats, tea party, communists, anarchists, greens, grassroots, christians, muslims, men, women - don't let them divide you!!! This is about the masses taking back America from the ultra-rich, taking it back from corporations, taking it back from special-interest, taking it back. Period!!! Show them that despite our differences, we stand together to fight the bankers, the Fed, the police state, we will fight that which enslaves us all, that which is impoverishing us all, that which divides us all. Celebrity can join if they wish - but do not let them divide you!


Lenin said: "The way to control the opposition is to lead it". I did'nt learn that in school,or the paradigm of "Controlled oposition".Which is what thought when Micheal Moore,Ms Sarando,Mr west.Mr Simmons lent their support and the under cover cops lead the 700 like sheep onto the Bklyn bridge car lane to be tagged and released.During the first two days of the protest "Acorn" was mentioned ,connecting them to organizing.
"Sorros" funded "Move On"organization is also providing the funding and national networking.Mean while Obama is demanding his unconstitutional freetrade agreement with Korea .That will undercut what American industry remains.This is the sad irony of this 99percent youth revolution.As they relive the 60's,their -our future is being bartered away right in front of our face and we are as a nation unaware.Oh well-stay tuned.

Anonymous said...

Peter Yarrow - Child molester
The folksinger pleaded guilty to taking "immoral and improper liberties" with a 14-year-old girl back in 1970.

As reported at the time, the girl and her 17-year-old sister went to Yarrow's hotel room seeking an autograph. Yarrow answered the door naked and made sexual advances that stopped short of intercourse. The 14-year-old resisted his advances but did not call for help. Yarrow served three months of a one- to three-year prison sentence and was pardoned by Carter in 1981.

The singer has acknowledged the incident as "the most terrible mistake I have ever made."

Anonymous said...

The Whole World is Watching! Why the War on Terror? Well, that would be because they are jealous of our freedoms. Huh??? A 212% increase in job cuts since last year, people becoming homeless because of the bankster fraudulent derivatives allowed by a bought-out congress that has been around for far too many decades. Wow, I bet the whole world watching is now really envious of our freedoms. Watch out! Another false flag attack is on its way because of our freedoms! I am not happy and that is saying it nicely! jan

Anonymous said...

Thank you Activist Post for the high quality videos and for keeping us up to date. You guys rock! jan

Anonymous said...

Let's stop pretending that Luke Rudkowski is "a well known journalist" please.

Give me a break.

He is a liar, a thief, and a cancer upon the truth movement.

He has stolen from We Are Change, shut down chapters he didn't like and attacked anyone who points out Israel's involvement in the attacks.

He is a materialist scumbag who takes the money of well meaning people and uses it for his own purposes then blackballs anyone who questions his practices.

Just a tiny bit of research would show you this, it is a bit sad that Activist Post gives this guy legitimacy. Come on, if you're actually fighting for the truth you wouldn't treat him as some kind of "well known journalist" when he is neither "well known" outside of Alex Jones' promotion of him and he is not a "journalist" by any means.

Come on, I'm losing respect for this site every time I read crap like this.

By the way this is not my opinion, this is a fact.

Activist said...

Luke is the best on-the-ground journalist at OWS. If you dislike him so much, you've likely failed to follow his coverage of the event.

We judge people by the material they produce. If we only posted material from perfect Saints, this site would be blank.

Thanks for your readership!

Anonymous said...

Stealing tens of thousands of dollars from WAC isn't something I brush off easily. He can do whatever he wants but once a thief, always a thief. I don't trust him at all.

See that for a quick overview of what he has done.

He is a criminal just like the Wall Street traders and banksters.

He is a liar and a thief. What is the difference between him and those who he is supposedly fighting against?

As far as I'm concerned he deserves a few nightsticks to the gut. I feel so sorry for the rest of those involved but he's one I don't weep for just like I wouldn't weep if George Soros got a nighstick to the gut.

Also I've yet to see any journalism coming from him that deserves the title of "well known journalist" or "the best on-the-ground journalist at OWS"

Activist said...

I'm not aware of any formal charges brought against Luke Rudkowski, although I'm familiar with the accusations. The way he ran his operation and personal business MIGHT speak to his character -- which is not an insignificant matter -- but he has been a courageous (and rational) voice on the ground in my view. He has done a particularly exemplary job at OWS, which is what we are highlighting here. He IS well-known, especially in NY, and his work with Adam Kokesh and RT has brought even wider attention than that. -- Michael Edwards

Anonymous said...

The corporation laws should be changed where profit is taxed first through the shareholders before it is reinvested within the corporation, as is done with all other forms of profit.

Tyler said...

He is a criminal just like the wall street traders and bankers

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