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Friday
Sep302011

Occupy Boston - Twenty Protesters Arrested For Blockading Entrance To Bank Of America Headquarters

*Friday, September 30th, Concerned Citizens Gather for the Kick-off of Occupy Boston*

The conversation that began on Wall Street on September 17 has swept northward to Boston, and inspired a powerful national movement. Joining with nearly 100 actions in cities from Los Angeles to Dallas, Chicago,and Washington D.C., concerned citizens have come to speak out for greater economic equality.

Occupy Boston will gather at Dewey Square in Downtown Boston on Friday,September 30 at 6 p.m., to begin an ongoing protest, discuss the state of the union and develop out of that discussion a list of specific changes to ensure our government actually works for the benefit of all citizens.

Planning this event began with a group of over 200 people from all walks of life who assembled on Boston Common Tuesday evening to discuss taking action.  Paul Harris of the Guardian covered the meeting, saying,”[..]the people behind Occupy Boston showed a strong dose of media savvy and organizational skill on [Tuesday] night, as they drew a committed crowd of volunteers to their cause: to occupy a slice of the city.”

Occupy Boston is the beginning of an ongoing discussion about the problems with America’s economic system and how it has damaged government and the fabric of society as a whole. The top 1% owns 50% of the nation’s wealth -and more importantly, how that wealth is used undermines the founding principles of America’s democracy.

Through the use of direct democracy, Occupy Boston is working to define and solve the problems of: an opaque and exclusive government, a Wall Street without conscience, and a state struggling to guarantee basic human rights.  Everyone is invited to join this conversation about reforming how business and government operate.

In the coming days and weeks, Occupy Boston will persist in advocating the need for change, defining the change we need, and reaching out to policy-makers, business leaders, and the citizens of our Republic in this mission.”Our country is owned by the top 1%.  We are the 99%.”

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Occupy Boston Livestream feed. note: they are getting generators etc. set up so feed may be intermittent.

http://www.livestream.com/occupyboston


http://twitter.com/#!/Occupy_Boston


Occupy Boston can also be found on Facebook.
Sep 30, 2011 at 10:35 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
From twitter:

Over 500 people in front of Boston Fed, 300 across street.

http://twitpic.com/6t5ox1
Sep 30, 2011 at 11:17 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Oct 1, 2011 at 8:13 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
You see this, john? I love the bluntness:

"Either you join the revolt taking place on Wall Street and in the financial districts of other cities across the country or you stand on the wrong side of history."

Yup. That pretty much sums it up. Thank you, Mr. Hedges. (Let it be noted, however, that I respectfully disagree with Chris's characterization of the core problem as "unfettered capitalism." Were these banks subject to such, we wouldn't be listening to the unfettered drivel that pours forth from the pliant mouths of loser-trons like Jamie and Lloyd.)

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_best_among_us_20110929/
Oct 1, 2011 at 8:39 AM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
Cheyenne, I understand a few at Occupy Boston have located a nice big blank wall and are looking to set up AV equipment to show a few flicks (maybe a trailer or two?) . Currently it is raining there and I made a suggestion regarding using trash bags as improvised rain gear and mentioned the Daily Bail. Hopefully they will be able (willing) to post a few on the ground updates here.
Oct 1, 2011 at 8:57 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Photos from last night.

http://bakubonet.tumblr.com/
Oct 1, 2011 at 9:31 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
From Twitter.

1199 SEIU is in official solidarity with us. They're giving us food for a week and medical training. This is huge! #OccupyeWallStreet
Oct 1, 2011 at 10:38 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
I would like to let DB and the readers know why I am not in Boston today, I made a commitment to help a young couple (both have vey low paying jobs and one is still going to college) move back home in their parents finished basement. They are very responsible but the the economy and school debt is a bit much. The mother of the kids is a paraplegic and I am the only one with a pickup. The system is totally broken. I will be offline for a good chunk of today so any updates from Boston would be appreciated, thanks.
Oct 1, 2011 at 10:55 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
You da man, john.
Oct 1, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
Occupy Wall Street protesters march against police brutality

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/01/occupy-wall-street-protesters-police-brutality
Oct 1, 2011 at 1:08 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Keith Olbermann and Amy Goodman Call out Wall Street Protests Media Blackout

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/10/01/keith-olbermann-and-amy-goodman-call-out-wall-street-protests-media-blackout/
Oct 1, 2011 at 1:11 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
The Whole World Is Watching: Nonviolence at Liberty Plaza — VIDEOS AND PHOTOS

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/10/01/the-whole-world-is-watching-nonviolence-at-liberty-plaza-videos-and-photos/
Oct 1, 2011 at 1:12 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Thousands March on New York Police Headquarters

http://12160.info/profiles/blogs/thousands-march-on-new-york-police-headquarters

photos
Oct 1, 2011 at 1:14 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Activists continue to 'Occupy Chicago'

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/202182.html
Oct 1, 2011 at 1:54 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
YEAH!!! Arrest the protesters.....but not anybody on Wall Street. You folk have this all backwards....Arrest all or a large majority of those that did all the illegal stuff.....stop harassing the the protesters, and go after the "big boys." But the law is scared of going after the ones that have done all the wrong.
Oct 1, 2011 at 1:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterJack F. Sneed
Can you imagine the stink of those "marching" filthy, unbathed, greaseball.... liberal hippies?
Oct 1, 2011 at 2:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterAliveStillKickin
@AliveStillKickin

Yeah, it probably smells like a Grateful Dead concert. But you on the other hand smell like an asshole.
Oct 1, 2011 at 2:34 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Are liberals for or against bailing out bankrupt moron bankers? Because if they're against, I'll like their armpits with a smile on my face.

"You don't like that smell? That's the smell of freedom, brother."

--Runaway Train (~1984)
Oct 1, 2011 at 2:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
John, you are the God of today.........The one like me that has no clue about the movie to pay it forwared befowared paying it forwared........?

Neaver Neaver, give up, people depend on us......? We can do this...... One Hour Melt Down, will happen...... Google It..............!

It will bring us togeather, to save our self's..................?
Oct 1, 2011 at 11:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar
Dar, I definitely am not god....just an ordinary cat from the backwoods (maybe backwards)..... heck, all I hope for is a little justice and peace because somehow in this dog and pony show called life 99% of us would be happy if the 1% would just fucking go away.
Oct 1, 2011 at 11:59 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
But I am looking for a job. If the position is available I might consider it...
Oct 2, 2011 at 12:16 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Videos of Occupy Boston. My favorites were taken the Boston Federal Reserve.

http://wn.com/Occupy_Boston_Rally_at_the_Federal_Reserve
Oct 2, 2011 at 9:32 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Great stuff John thanks.
Oct 2, 2011 at 9:51 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
More photos.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dirk__gently/sets/72157627795805732/

Occupy Maine...

https://www.facebook.com/OccupyMaine?sk=info
Oct 2, 2011 at 10:13 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
John, I was looking at you threw their eyes......Im sure you seem like one to them. I love doing things like that, always have. Helping someone in Real Need.

When they insist on paying me and i cant get out of it I say OK, I'll take it. Next Sunday at church put it in the basket for me.......!

If obama would give me 100 million i would go around handing out $500. to people that realy need'ed it.......!
Oct 2, 2011 at 5:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar
Like you Dar, I never accept nor ask for money. We were raised to offer help and provide assistance to those who really need it without condition. It somehow always come back when you really need it.
Oct 2, 2011 at 5:37 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Oct 2, 2011 at 7:24 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn

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