So Much for His Support….Ron Paul Flip Flops on The Occupy Movement,Says ‘Occupy’ All About ‘Handouts’

Well, being from Texas, you are bound to know someone that is a supporter of Ron Paul, and for a few days quite a few people in the Occupy Movement even suggested that he supported #OWS.  Let’s put that myth to rest right now!

CARROLL, Iowa -Ron Paul outlined what he believed was the difference between “Occupy Wall Street” and the “Tea Party.”  Rightwinger Ron Paul on the Occupy Wall Street protesters: “They’re scared to death they won’t get their handouts.”

Gone are The Days When Ron Paul Called the Occupy Movement “A Legitimate Effort”

“Some are demonstrating, because they’re scared to death they won’t get their handouts,” Paul said yesterday. “And the other half are demonstrating, because they’re sick and tired of paying for it. I’m on the side of sick and tired of paying for it.”

Paul’s popularity has risen since 2008 largely because of the Tea Party. He doesn’t lead in polling in any state, but he is routinely in the top three in states like Iowa and New Hampshire.

by Anthony Terrell and Domenico Montanaro

Published on Sunday, October 30, 2011 by NBC News

Rev. Jessie Jackson endorses Occupy Movement. Says its a continuation of The Civil Rights Movement

CNN's T.J. Holmes talks to Rev. Jesse Jackson about why he's supporting the Occupy Movement.

“We are Free but Not Equal”….

The Occupy Movement has gained yet another useful ally.  The Reverend Jessie Jackson endorses the Occupy Movement and concedes that is the natual continuation of The Civil Rights Movement.

ATLANTA(AP) — An emergency injunction request filed by Occupy Atlanta against the city of Atlanta in federal district court was denied Friday evening. The injunction sought to keep the city from kicking the group out of downtown’s Woodruff Park for a second time.

Occupy Atlanta, along with Rainbow-PUSH’s Joe Beasley and Georgia State Senator Vincent Fort filed a formal request for an emergency injunction against the city Friday, seeking to prevent the city from ousting Occupy Atlanta from the park. The group plans to assemble in the downtown park once again on Saturday.

US District Judge Timothy Batten signed an order Friday evening denying the group’s request, saying in part, “the court finds that the plantiffs have failed to carry their burdern of showing a substantial likelihood of prevailing on the merits of their claims.”

Earlier in the day on Friday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and a group of Occupy Atlanta protesters took over the lobby of SunTrust Plaza in downtown Atlanta for about an hour.

The group sang protest songs during the takeover Friday afternoon at the Atlanta-based bank’s headquarters in downtown Atlanta. The building was shut down during the protest.

Adriane Harden of Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition says the occupiers are protesting economic conditions and foreclosure rates across the country. After the protest, Jackson said that the movement should be about banks and financial conditions and not about clashes with mayors and police.

Even Drug Cartels aren’t safe from Anonymous:Cartel finally releases kidnapped member of hacking group

The “hacktivist” movement Anonymous appears to have won a victory over a ruthless Mexican drug cartel, with word late Thursday that the Anonymous member kidnapped by Los Zetas had been released. However, unofficial Anonymous spokesman Barrett Brown says he may yet share an alleged 25,000 Mexican government emails containing the names of Zetas members and associates.

The Anon who had been kidnapped last month by the Zetas has been released, although it appears that the Zetas concerned did not know that the individual was the Anon whose release had been demanded by those who instigated #OpCartel. As such, no bargain has been fulfilled,” wrote Brown in a message posted on the Pastebin website  yesterday evening.

Friday morning, Brown changed his tune after he apparently received more information.

“As many have heard, the individual who was kidnapped was indeed identified by Zetas, which changes things. More later,” he tweeted . “I will not be releasing Zeta names from those e-mails, but will be going after other cartels with help from informants,” adding in another tweet that the emails “are going to [the German newsmagazine] Der Spiegel.”

Yet Anonymous Iberoamerica, a Spanish-language Anonymous blog, predicted dire consequences if any cartel-related names were revealed — and consequently abandoned the fight.

“[The freed Anonymous member] has sent us a message,” a posting early this morning  read. “If Anonymous unveils any name related to the cartel, the family of the kidnapped Anonymous member will suffer the consequences. For each cartel name revealed, 10 people will be put to death.”

“The Anonymous collective has decided by consensus that the information which we have will not be disclosed for now, as we understand that we cannot ignore threats that involve innocent civilians who have nothing to do with our actions.”

Earlier on Pastebin, Brown took full responsibility for the consequences of his own actions.

“Meanwhile, those who have been in possession of the emails have promised to provide them to me alone, which is to say that everything that proceeds from now on is my own work, and not that of Anonymous,” Brown, an American citizen residing in Dallas, said. “Any reprisals against anyone other than myself, then, will have no effect.”

“I will be proceeding carefully and with the assistance of several parties who are equipped to assess the contents of these e-mails and particularly those portions dealing with Zeta collaborators. I’ll announce the next step in a few days,” Brown said.

The effort to unmask the Zetas , one of the most feared and ruthless of Mexico’s drug cartels, had split the Anonymous movement in the Americas, with many members arguing in Internet chat rooms that the risk of horrible death was too great to proceed. A budding domestic effort among Mexican Internet users to expose the cartels was crushed this summer when the mutilated bodies of two bloggers were found hanging from a highway overpass, and a third was found decapitated in a park.

On Pastebin, Brown acknowledged the risk to his own life, but argued he had no choice.

“The idea that I should refrain from assisting in the naming of probable criminals operating in a foreign country without a working judicial system lest I be murdered is a cowardly sentiment,” he said. “No individual living in the free world should refrain from working to fight injustice simply because there is a possibility of retaliation.”

Scot Terban, a security specialist based in Connecticut who blogs as “Krypt3ia,” wrote an open message to Brown  that he would meet a pointless, violent end.

“Any data you have will serve no purpose. The cartel owns the government there,” Tarben posted. “You will not be a hero or a martyr. You will have been just stupid.”

by Paul Wagenseil/MSNBC

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.

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