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Strange Bedfellows: Militias Exercise Their Second Amendment Rights To Protect Occupy Phoenix!

Armed militiamen showing up to defend the Occupiers? It’s a 1% nightmare!!

by Walt Dismay· · News
2012 And The Half-Filled Glass

2012 And The Half-Filled Glass

And speaking of 2012, that brings me to the second bit of good news that greeted my weary eyes. And that was the results of a new poll (albeit a Democratic one) that revealed that Republicans are in trouble as far as the House goes for next year’s election.

by Peter Fegan· · News
Santorum Advocates Assassinating Scientists

Santorum Advocates Assassinating Scientists

The vehemently ‘pro-life’ candidate told a group in South Carolina that it would be a ‘wonderful thing’ for Iranian nuclear scientists to turn up dead.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

According To New Poll, Hillary Clinton Beats The Pants Off Of The Entire Republican Field Of Presidential Candidates

She may not be running for President in 2012, but if Hillary Clinton were running for President instead of the embattled President Obama, she would wipe the floor with each and every Republican candidate in the field, so says a new poll conducted by Time Magazine

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
New Bill Being Considered In Congress Could Shut Down Social Media Sites Crucial To ‘Occupy’ Protests

New Bill Being Considered In Congress Could Shut Down Social Media Sites Crucial To ‘Occupy’ Protests

In what would be a stunning disregard for First Amendment rights, rumors are swirling that the Republican controlled Congress is now considering a new bill that could blackout sites such as Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, and other sites that utilize content generated by users.

Courtesy SFGate

Update: Occupy Oakland Injured Marine’s Condition Upgraded

Some good news out of Occupy Oakland. Iraq war vet, Scott Olsen, who critically injured by police during the protest Tuesday night, has been upgraded from ‘critical’ to ‘fair’ condition.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Is Herman Cain Really Running For President?

Is Herman Cain Really Running For President?

Herman Cain’s campaign just keeps getting weirder and weirder and now there are questions as to whether he’s serious or able to run an effective campaign.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
‘Hitler Was Sent By God’ According To Pastor Involved With Rick Perry Prayer Event

‘Hitler Was Sent By God’ According To Pastor Involved With Rick Perry Prayer Event

Now why do you suppose very few people are reporting on Rick Perry’s association with a man that claims Hitler was an agent of God?

by Walt Dismay· · News
The Federal Court Tells Florida’s Governor Scott To Go Pee In His Own Cup. Law Found Unconstitutional

The Federal Court Tells Florida’s Governor Scott To Go Pee In His Own Cup. Law Found Unconstitutional

Florida and Missouri have passed into law, bills that require recipients of welfare to submit to blood, urine or hair sample tests in order to claim their checks. Thirty-six states have bills pending and many Republican dominated state houses are eager to test those that are ‘living off the generosity of the real taxpayers.’

by Debi Johnson-Champ· · News
Oakland Mayor Issues Statement Of Support For Occupy Oakland

Oakland Mayor Issues Statement Of Support For Occupy Oakland

In response to the recent rash of police violence against Occupy Oakland protesters, Oakland Mayor, Jean Quan issued a Facebook statement. The statement reads as follows.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Money talks, democracy walks.

Scott Walker Recall To Open Floodgates Of Koch Money

Can the Kochs buy the Wisconcin recall election? All signs point to ‘yes.’

by Walt Dismay· · News
Steve Jobs Called Fox News ‘Destructive’ And Called On Jon Stewart To Help Change Direction Of Fox

Steve Jobs Called Fox News ‘Destructive’ And Called On Jon Stewart To Help Change Direction Of Fox

A long-awaited biography of Steve Jobs sort of bounced off bookstore shelves this week. Walter Isaacson’s book, entitled simply, ‘Steve Jobs,’ has been greeted with great reviews and stellar sales.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Shooting Of Marine Veteran In Oakland Sparks Ire Of Occupy Navy, Police, Army, And Marines; Vow To Protect Innocent Protesters

Shooting Of Marine Veteran In Oakland Sparks Ire Of Occupy Navy, Police, Army, And Marines; Vow To Protect Innocent Protesters

In response to this violent act committed by police against an innocent protester and fellow serviceman, Occupy Marines, Occupy Police, Occupy Navy, and Occupy Army are vowing to protect the protesters from those who would commit violence against them.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Marine Veteran Shot By Police At Occupy Oakland Event Could Be First Protester To Die Since OWS Began

Marine Veteran Shot By Police At Occupy Oakland Event Could Be First Protester To Die Since OWS Began

Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen was hit in the head with a projectile fired by police during their violent raid of the Occupy Oakland protests on Monday. Olsen was rendered unconscious, but his doctors at Oakland’s Highland Hospital listed him in critical, yet stable condition. It is now being reported that Olsen’s life may come to an end as a result of his injury.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Gay Man Beaten And Burned Alive

Gay Man Beaten And Burned Alive

Stuart Walker, 28, was the Assistant Manager of the Royal Hotel in Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. The UK Mail is reporting that someone or some group of people, decided to beat Walker in the early morning hours of Saturday, burn him alive and then tie his body to lamp post.

by Mitchell S. Gilbert· · News
Wisconsin Wire: Citizens Still Detained For Filming Open Meeting, Jail Issues Harsh Policies

Wisconsin Wire: Citizens Still Detained For Filming Open Meeting, Jail Issues Harsh Policies

It all happened on Tuesday, October 25th. But it really started a couple of weeks ago. As some may recall I had to cut my trip to Washington, DC short due to having a signature bond waiting here in Wisconsin.

by Segway Jeremy Ryan· · News
Photo by Robert Haasch

Occupy Phoenix: As Long as it Takes

I now realize that it is the most powerless, the most voiceless of our population who have the biggest stake in this movement. They are the ones who’ve lost the most; their homes, livelihoods and their families. And they must battle daily to maintain their self respect. It is only fitting and extremely satisfying that they are the ones who have stepped forward and are assuming these roles in our own little corner of the occupy movement.

by AmyMcMullen· · News
Group Of Marines Lead Protesters To Re-Occupy Park In Oakland

Group Of Marines Lead Protesters To Re-Occupy Park In Oakland

‘Massive crowd lead by Marines have torn down the fences at #occupyoakland and are re-entering the park! YES!’~Michael Moore(twitter)

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Right-Wing Filmmaker Gives Away Bongs And Che Guevara Rolling Papers At Occupy Wall Street

Right-Wing Filmmaker Gives Away Bongs And Che Guevara Rolling Papers At Occupy Wall Street

Evan Coyne Maloney, who’s been called the right-wing’s answer to Michael Moore, occupied Occupy Wall Street with his film crew, a bunch of ‘gotcha’ questions and some ‘hippie pothead’ bling.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Police Defy Orders To Arrest Occupy Albany Protesters

Police Defy Orders To Arrest Occupy Albany Protesters

In Albany, NY, police are refusing to arrest Occupy Albany protesters, despite orders from Governor Cuomo and Mayor Jennings.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News