OccupyWallStreet aka OWS supporting Occupy AIPAC

March 6, 2012

Barack Hussein Obama’s and Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s good friends at #Occupy Wall Street announced that they are supporting Occupy AIPAC, after a radical leftist interrupted an AIPAC session about college campuses on Sunday. Let’s go to the videotape.

More from Jim Hoft here.

There is a civil war going on over Israel in America. I have no doubt in my mind that this is what is happening… There will be media suppressed violence. There probably already is… no wait. …..I know there is media repressed violence.


#OWS #Occupy Oakland chapter votes to support #BDS #pennBDS

February 4, 2012

(h/t Like4Israel)(JPost) The Oakland, Calif., chapter of the Occupy movement overwhelmingly endorsed a proposal in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.
According to Twitter accounts by pro-Palestinian activists pushing the proposal, the statement won nearly unanimous backing in a vote Wednesday following a brief discussion. A lengthy statement on the Occupy Oakland website attacked US aid to Israel and suggested that Israel had “prodded” the United States into the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The Oakland branch of the Occupy movement, which focuses on what it sees as economic discrepancies in the United States, has become increasingly visible for its refusal to repudiate violent action and clashes with the police. Last month, members of the movement broke into the Oakland City Hall and set fire to public property, including an American flag. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the branch’s actions have caused a schism within the movement.


48% of Democrats Say “Big Government” Biggest Threat To America, Only 44% Say “Big Business”

December 12, 2011

(weaselzippers.us) Occupy Wall Street hardest hit. Gallup: Americans’ concerns about the threat of big government continue to dwarf those about big business and big labor, and by an even larger margin now than in March 2009. The 64% of Americans who say big government will be the biggest threat to the country is just one percentage point shy of the record high, while the 26% who say big business is down from the 32% recorded during the recession. Relatively few name big labor as the greatest threat


Occupy Wall Street looks to block West Coast ports // not a bad idea actually

December 12, 2011
 (h/t @TheJewess) OAKLAND – Anti-Wall Street protesters, hoping to briefly cripple a key supply chain of American commerce and re-energize their movement, plan to attempt to block major West Coast ports on Monday.

By marching on US ports from California to Alaska, organizers look to call attention to economic inequalities in the country and a financial system they complain is unfairly tilted toward the wealthy.

for once these buffoons have the right idea


Jay-Z, the 1%, and his decision to drop that "Occupy All Streets" t-shirt

November 14, 2011
(h/t Atlantic Yards Report) The New York Post reported: Jay-Z has pulled his $22 Rocawear t-shirts, which showed “Occupy Wall Street” altered to read “Occupy All Streets” after criticism of his company’s failure to share profits with protesters.

Another article on the Post web site, attributed to Newscore, slammed him harder:

Jay-Z, who has had 12 No. 1 albums, has spent much of his career promoting the massive accumulation of wealth and celebrating the people that do so.

The Jay-Z defense
On the other hand, those defending Jay-Z point out that, while he may be in the 1% of wealth, he’s earned it through creativity and drive, not through the crony capitalism and unfair rules that the Occupy protesters have decried.
That’s a significant point, except it breaks down when it comes to Jay-Z’s promotion of Atlantic Yards and the new Brooklyn arena.
Comments on Jay-Z from Gothamist
Gothamist quoted Occupy Wall Street spokesman Patrick Bruner:

Naturally there will be some bloodsuckers who come out of the woodwork. We have a screen-printers guild on camp, and it’s easy to find many other T-shirts that actually benefit the cause.

As to questions of appropriation, one Gothamist commentator, Daniel, made a salient point:

Exactly a sad tale of cultural appropriation of art forms, culture, and entertainment of poor whites starting with such exploitive black men like Elvis, through The Beatles, and Led Zeppelin blatantly lifting entire songs of the white man for the black man’s profit. Oh wait, that’s not how that happened! One cultural idea appropriated and all this outrage?

Where does Occupy All Streets come from?
To quote the Wall Street Journal (quoting uncredited ‘blogs’):

The Occupy Wall Street protesters can’t claim complete ownership over the “Occupy All Streets” phrase, however. As blogs have pointed out, that phrase appeared in the SlutWalk protests in Berlin.