Thursday, October 13, 2011

Act now to stop Bloomberg's eviction of Occupied Wall Street tomorrow morning at 7 AM

Move on is circulating a petition to defend Occupy Wall Street against the petty tyrant Michael Bloomberg. Everyone in New York should consider going down - and bringing everyone you can think of...

"Mayor Bloomberg is sending in the police to clear Zucotti park at 7 AM tomorrow morning so it can be 'cleaned' and is imposing new rules that won't allow protesters to continue to occupy the park.[note: part of the nonviolence of the protestors has been to keep the park clean; can't have Wall Street, Bloomberg babbles, defiled by "unsightly" citizens, the 99%].

These protesters have been standing up for all of us against corporate greed on Wall Street and the corporate takeover of our democracy. It's time we stand with them. Please join me in urgently signing a petition to Mayor Bloomberg to keep him from evicting the protesters. Just use the link here.".

The New York police department has already been guilty of crimes against nonviolent protest - at Bloomberg's order - and this would be a further step.

Tuesday in Denver, Governor Hickenlooper threatened to evict the tent city in front of the State Capitol using police on the Mike Rosen (Rosen, sady, froths at the mouth, and Hickenlooper echoed him). I attended the Occupy Denver General Assembly at 3 pm yesterday (they are at 3 and 7, just go where you see the tents). There are now more than 50 tents, some 75 people attended the meeting (at least 100 more, including children, were in the tent city). the Denver Post this morning for the first time included the voices and backgrounds of some protestors - so the fierceness of unemployment, debt-slavery and the destruction of the middle class became clear.

The Denver protestors, too, have a kitchen, and some are sending organic food (see the interesting story in the Times's dining section yesterday). A dislike for Monsanto and the corporate destruction of food is also here (as well as protest against crazy American wars and occupations). The homeless have come, including a vet who spoke at the gathering yesterday and many of the participants had a meeting with him afterwards about his concerns.

The occupiers wrote a fine letter to Hickenlooper (better than any political statement of principle to come out of the Governor's office). It emphasized - and I emphasized at the meeting - that the right to assemble, guaranteed by the First Amendment, overrides the desire of a petty tyrant to clear the area. I note for Denver, too - the people are making a big effort to keep the area clean. Hickenlooper has backed off some, apparently. But violence against peaceful protest is the order of the day for Wall Street and its minions, just as for Mubarak.

Mr. Bloomberg and Mr. Hickenlooper, which side are you on?

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