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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
Pizza Man No Longer Topping Romney

Pizza Man No Longer Topping Romney

Herman Cain seems to be losing popularity with Republican voters, at least in the upcoming primaries. CNN polled registered Republicans in Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, four of the first five primary states. Cain is losing to Romney in all four.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Perry Says His Tax Plan Will ‘Set Our People Free’

Perry Says His Tax Plan Will ‘Set Our People Free’

Reagan claimed he supported small government, sound economics and slashing budgets. But he never did any of that. Same for George W. Bush. The same can be said about any modern Republican administration.

by Chris· · News
Right Wing Scribes Blame Occupy Wall St. for Violence That it Didn’t Commit

Right Wing Scribes Blame Occupy Wall St. for Violence That it Didn’t Commit

The NYPD is, unfortunately, once again being utilized by the corporate classes to protect what they regard as assets rather than protecting the rights of the people who are practicing civil, non-violent disobedience in order to speak truth to power.

by Joseph Ascanio· · News
Peacefully Protesting Marine Shot Point Blank By Police During Violent ‘Occupy Oakland’ Raid (VIDEO)

Peacefully Protesting Marine Shot Point Blank By Police During Violent ‘Occupy Oakland’ Raid (VIDEO)

During the Monday night raid by police of ‘Occupy Oakland,’ a Marine veteran named Scott Olsen was shot point blank by either rubber bullets or beanbags, RT reports. The shooting left him bloodied and unconscious. Other protesters screamed for a medic.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Religious Leader Says We Should Celebrate Hitler And John Wayne Gacy During LGBT History Month

Religious Leader Says We Should Celebrate Hitler And John Wayne Gacy During LGBT History Month

Bryan Fischer, radio host and Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association, feels that we are leaving some important people out when discussing LGBT history; serial killer, John Wayne Gacy and mass murderer, Adolph Hitler.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Tyler Clementi was only 18 years old when he took his own life.

Parents of Gay Suicide Seek Justice, Not Revenge

In a statement issued this past Monday, the Clementi’s state that this case should not be about whether or not Ravi’s actions were responsible for their son’s death, but whether Ravi was guilty of criminal behavior. To put it more succinctly, Jane and Joseph Clementi want justice, not revenge.

by Mitchell S. Gilbert· · News
Herman Cain’s Weird ‘Smoking’ Ad, Part Deux  (VIDEO)

Herman Cain’s Weird ‘Smoking’ Ad, Part Deux (VIDEO)

You’ve probably already seen Herman Cain’s very odd campaign ad, in which his chief of staff touts the potential Presidency of the cancer survivor, Cain, followed by a puff on a cancer stick and smoke blown at our virtual faces.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Herman Cain; A True Washington Insider

Herman Cain; A True Washington Insider

Herman Cain’s run for President has been nothing if not unique. He’s an African American Republican. That’s fairly unique. He’s a cancer survivor. That might not be so unique, but it breeds sympathy and empathy.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Tea Party And OWS Both Want Wealth Redistribution; In Different Directions

Tea Party And OWS Both Want Wealth Redistribution; In Different Directions

A few days ago, I had a discussion with a relative about Occupy Wall Street. She recited the media fed rhetoric that Occupy Wall Street has no goal. I said that there are several goals, but the main goal was to get corporate influence out of Washington. She then accused me of sounding exactly like her Tea Party neighbor.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Oakland Police surround the Occupy encampment early in the morning preparing to go in and disband the tent community at Frank Ogawa Plaza on Tuesday. Oct. 25, 2011. A couple tear gas bombs were exploded right before the police entered.  (Jane Tyska/Staff)

Occupy Oakland Camp Violently Raided

According to multiple sources the police threw tear gas into the camp, and also used rubber bullets on the protesters. One source says 30-40 protesters were arrested, and another source is saying that over a hundred protesters have been arrested.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Rick Perry Campaign Reveals ‘Cut, Balance, And Grow’ Economic Plan

Rick Perry Campaign Reveals ‘Cut, Balance, And Grow’ Economic Plan

Rick Perry had planned to release his major economic agenda tomorrow, but he decided to unveil a great deal of his plan in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Linda Harvey Says Gay Rights Activists Are Fascists

Linda Harvey Says Gay Rights Activists Are Fascists

Last week, Harvey warned parents not to allow gay doctors and nurses to treat their kids, and not too long ago, she claimed that there was no proof that LGBT people exist. Clearly, Harvey is the one trying to restrict freedom of speech.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Double Dip This!

Double Dip This!

Good news continues to mount on the economy. Third quarter profits were up 16% from last year’s third quarter numbers and the stock market is having its best run in God knows when. Yep, things are really looking bleak these days, for the doomsayers, that is.

Ron Paul Plans To Strangle Social Security

Ron Paul Plans To Strangle Social Security

Ron Paul sure had a lot to say during his appearance on Meet The Press with David Gregory on Sunday. He talked about the war in Iraq, said he would abolish federal student loans, and compared taxation to stealing and said he would repeal the 16th Amendment. But Paul also had much to say about Social Security and to put it simply, he wants to strangle it.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Using Armed Officers, WI Removes Silent Protestors In The Assembly Gallery For Wearing ‘Right To Assemble’ T-Shirts (Video)

Using Armed Officers, WI Removes Silent Protestors In The Assembly Gallery For Wearing ‘Right To Assemble’ T-Shirts (Video)

This past week, Governor Walker called the Wisconsin State Legislature back to Madison claiming that he wanted to focus on job creation. He issued an executive order labeling it the ‘Back to Work Wisconsin’ special session.

by Debi Johnson-Champ· · News
The GOP Is Desperate, They’ve Got Nothing On President Obama

The GOP Is Desperate, They’ve Got Nothing On President Obama

What do you do when you have a strikingly handsome, articulate, likable, and accomplished man as the incumbent in the White House that you need to defeat? You make stuff up, which is exactly what the GOP has been doing since President Obama took office in 2009.

by Sarah· · Right-Wing Talking Points