Awwww! Did His Wittle Feewings get hurt? – JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon, “Stop Bashing the Rich”

We must have struck a nerve…. Hurt his wittle feewings…. or just hit him with the facts too hard.  Although Jamie Dimon is not the first 1%er to complain of  the Occupy Movements consistent drumbeat against the excesses and corruption of the rich, he is someone who is in a position at a worldwide financial firm, who could make a real difference if he wanted to…. But that’s just it, he doesn’t.  As long as his pockets are lined with everyone else’s cash, he’s just fine, or he was until the Occupy Movement came along. CEO’s like Dimon will either change, or become an endangered financial species. – Occupy Cyberspace – American Autumn

(CNBC) Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase, is railing against bashing the rich.

Dimon was responding to a question at an investor conference about the hostile political environment towards banks.

“Acting like everyone who’s been successful is bad and that everyone who is rich is bad — I just don’t get it,” said Dimon at the conference, which was organized by Goldman Sachs [GS 100.47    -4.66  (-4.43%)   ].

Big banks, and CEOs like Dimon, have come under fire from Occupy Wall Street and other protesters who are disgruntled about income inequality and feel that big corporations — financial institutions in particular — have undue influence on government. In fact, last month, the protesters in New York targeted Dimon specifically, marching to his apartment and the residences of other wealthy New Yorkers.

Dimon said he’s worked on Wall Street for much of his life and contributed his fair share.

“Most of us wage earners are paying 39.6 percent in taxes and add in another 12 percent in New York state and city taxes and we’re paying 50 percent of our income in taxes,” Dimon said in defense of his fellow Wall Street bankers.

By: AP with Reuter

Jackson Browne and Dawes Perform ‘I Am A Patriot’ at Occupy Wall Street

On the afternoon of December 1st, 2011, Jackson Browne and Dawes played an acoustic set in solidarity with the occupiers at Liberty Square. Prior to his set, Browne announced that “We’re here to express our solidarity and stand with the occupiers.”

‘I Am A Patriot’ lyrics:

And the river opens for the righteous
Someday

I was walking with my brother
And he wondered what’s on my mind
I said what I believe in my soul
Ain’t what I see with my eyes
And we can’t turn our backs this time

I am a patriot
And I love my county
Because my country is all I know
I want to be with my family
The people who understand me
I’ve got nowhere else to go

And the river opens for the righteous
And the river opens for the righteous
And the river opens for the righteous
Someday

And I was talking with my sister
She looked so fine
I said, “Baby, what’s on your mind?”
She said, “I want to run like the lion
Released from the cages
Released from the rages
Burning in my heart tonight.”

And I ain’t no communist
And I ain’t no capitalist
And I ain’t no socialist
And I ain’t no imperialist
And I ain’t no democrat
And I ain’t no republican
I only know one party
And it is freedom

I am, I am, I am
I am a patriot
And I love my country
Because my county is all I know

And the river opens for the righteous
And the river opens for the righteous
And the river opens for the righteous
Someday

And the river opens for the righteous . . .

– By Steven Van Zandt

GOP Plan To Neutralize Occupy Wall Street REVEALED!

Frank Luntz, a top GOP Strategist, has unveiled his plan to neutralize Occupy Wall Street the 99%’s effects on Wall Street & the Republicans.

“Occupy is Coming To Town!” – Occupy Springfield, IL : Mic Check & Political Theatre Regarding SB0397

SB0397 stood to give away millions to the CME and other large corporation in Illinois. We’ve stood against it in the past, and now this, on the day of voting. We start with a little Christmas Political Theatre, and after that we found out the Senate passed the bill, so we let them know how we felt about that. In the end the House killed the bill with an 8 to 99 vote. A win for the 99 and the 99%!!

Breaking News: Inside Occupy Wall Street’s (#OWS) New York Office (updated)

Occupy Wall Street protestors were cleared out of Zuccotti Park, but Now they are working in an office right next to Wall Street.  The Movement hasn’t changed, it has just gained a clearer focus. Help us grow, or hide and watch!

 

Is America at War with it’s own citizens? Recent Crackdowns on #OWS protestors have made the world wonder.

After several months of protests at Occupy Wall Street camps all over the U.S. and hundreds of arrests, We take  a look at some of the increasingly militarized tactics the police have been using against American citizens.

“I’ll Occupy”: The 99 is Pissed and We Will Not Be Dismissed! – another Great New Movement Theme song

The Occupy Movement has inspired many songs…. this is one of the most creative.

I first was pepper sprayed
Just standing on the side
But it took me being blinded
to open up up my eyes
Cause I’d read the daily news,
and not responded actively
and I realized then and there
this revolution needed me

So here I am,
camped in a tent
Which is really so convenient
cause I can’t afford my rent
But they came with shields and mace
In the night while it was dark
A NYPD army
Sent to clear Zuccotti Park

We’ll protest on, with catchy phases
We’re going global
From London to Uc Davis
If you think that your batons are going to get us to go home
GO on and hit me, I’ll just upload it from my phone.

Until I die,
I’ll occupy
As long I know how to sit
And hold this heavy sign
cause the 99 is pissed
and we will not BE dismissed
I’ll occupy
I’ll occupy
hell yeah

Call us “hippies” call us “homeless,”
yeah we’re fed it.
And we “don’t know what we want,”
to our discredit.
But if you’re reading all the news, funded by the corporations
Its no mystery
How you’ve missed our declaration

We’re armed too
Yeah, we’ve got twitter
We’re a techno savvy nation
And we’re bitter
There’s no Marie Antoinette
We’re dragging to the Guillotine
Got non-violence, you bet!
Cause we aim to keep this clean

We will not go! Bring on the snow!
Got your faceless cooperate body
One peaceful badass foe
We’re awake, we saw Wall-e, and you know we’re organized
Did you think we’d crumble?
Did you think we’d lay down and not try?

Until I die,
I’ll occupy
As long I know how to sit
And hold this heavy sign
cause the 99 is pissed
and we will not be dismissed
I’ll occupy
I’ll occupy
HELL yeah
HELL yeah!

We’re off our Meds, we’re watching Ted
And we’re into Zombie culture,
But we’re not the walking dead
If you want to fight for justice join the masses, we are strong
And it wouldn’t hurt to take a
minute to repost this song!

Until we die,
We’ll occupy
As long we know how to sit
And hold these heavy sign
cause the 99 is pissed
and we will not be dismissed
We’ll occupy
We’ll occupy
HELL yea

Will The “Black Bloc” hijack the otherwise peaceful Occupy Movement?

The "Black Bloc"

by Richard Emanuel

(Occupy Cyberspace/Reclaim America from The Lunatic Fringe!)

The “Black Bloc” is sometimes confused with an actual anarchist movement, but in reality it is a tactic long in use by protesters around the world, having it’s origins in Germany after the 1977  Brokdorf demonstration. The “Black Bloc” tactic, was developed in direct response to the police brutality experienced during these demonstrations, similar to what many Occupy Movement protesters are experiencing in various cities, most notably Oakland California.

Tactics of a black bloc can include vandalism, rioting and street fighting, demonstrating without a permit, misleading the authorities, assisting in the escape of people arrested by the police, administering first aid to persons affected by tear gas in areas where protesters are barred from entering, building barricades, and resisting the police. Property destruction carried out by black blocs tends to have symbolic significance: common targets include banks, institutional buildings, outlets for multinational corporations, gasoline stations, and video-surveillance cameras.

There may be several black blocs within a particular protest, with different aims and tactics. As an ad hoc group, they share no universally common set of principles or beliefs  apart from an adherence to–usually–radical left or autonomist values. A few radical right-wing groups, like some of the “autonomous nationalists” of Europe  or the Australian National-Anarchists have adopted “black bloc” tactics and dress.

But it seems that the tactic so widely in use by protesters around the world, might soon serve to derail the burgeoning peaceful Occupy Movement.  An example of this was seen during the Occupy Oakland  protests this week.  The message and goals of the main Occupy objectives have been overshadowed by the actions of a few “Black Bloc” protesters, almost as if their actions were scripted by Fox News or the very institutions and policies that we are protesting against. Perhaps the “Black Bloc” participants are really agents of the authorities.Regardless of who they may be working for or against, their tactics are giving the police yet another reason to suppress the demonstrations around the country, responding with even more brutal force than has already been encountered.

The question we should be asking ourselves is, does this tactic really further our cause, or just demonstrate to our opposition, that they were right all along?

Watch this Canadian Tv report, showing Undercover Police dressed as “Black Bloc” protesters.

Want more information about “Black Bloc”?

Try “Black Bloc” for Dummies FAQ here

http://www.infoshop.org/page/Blackbloc-Faq