Occupy Wall Street being raided by the police

The birthplace of our movement – Occupy Wall Street’s camp in Liberty Square (AKA Zuccotti park) have come under police raid tonight.

Reports indicate the area around the park has been sealed off and media are not being allowed in. Police are moving through the park, destroying tents and throwing away donated supplies. Subway stops nearby and the Brooklyn bridge have been closed.

There are unconfirmed reports of large numbers of arrests and pepper spray used.

Occupy Seattle stands in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in NYC and urge them to stay strong and resolute in the face of the aggression shown by Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD.

Livestream here: http://www.livestream.com/occupynyc

Call Mayor Bloomberg’s office at 212 639 9675 and the NYPD 1st precinct at 212-334-0611 to demand they stop this raid and respect the 1st Amendment rights of the protesters

4 Responses to Occupy Wall Street being raided by the police

  • Justice Begets Peace says:

    Welcome to the revolution. Our elites have exposed their hand. They have nothing to offer. They can destroy but they cannot build. They can repress but they cannot lead. They can steal but they cannot share. They can talk but they cannot speak. They are as dead and useless to us as the water-soaked books, tents, sleeping bags, suitcases, food boxes and clothes that were tossed by sanitation workers Tuesday morning into garbage trucks in New York City. They have no ideas, no plans and no vision for the future.

    Our decaying corporate regime has strutted in Portland, Oakland and New York with their baton-wielding cops into a fool’s paradise. They think they can clean up “the mess”—always employing the language of personal hygiene and public security—by making us disappear. They think we will all go home and accept their corporate nation, a nation where crime and government policy have become indistinguishable, where nothing in America, including the ordinary citizen, is deemed by those in power worth protecting or preserving, where corporate oligarchs awash in hundreds of millions of dollars are permitted to loot and pillage the last shreds of collective wealth, human capital and natural resources, a nation where the poor do not eat and workers do not work, a nation where the sick die and children go hungry, a nation where the consent of the governed and the voice of the people is a cruel joke.

    http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/this_is_what_revolution_looks_like_20111115/

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  • msmikestew35 says:

    Andre Damon of the Socialist Equality Party has written a perspective on the crackdown on the OWS movement nation wide – with international implications.

    http://wsws.org/articles/2011/nov2011/pers-n15.shtml

  • Aristokronik anarkist says:

    have direct action mobile factions..and legislation written and govt senate and house key members to demand…Capital Gains not put back into company who theived by non working shareholders ,living the bourgosie /vanity inebriated lifestyle,”Cant reinvest in speculatives unsustainable to evolving and advancing beyond ,therefore..Capital Gains Tax breaks are now to be paid into local bank vaults for u.s. citizens to get Entreprenurial loans based on nobility of business plan and not ignoble interest rates or asset needed….0.1% – 10% .above 10%-16% is repressive in nature.Financial reform act II.get special interest favors from financial committee house and senate re-write out of existance any hosuing speculatives..money is needed to build and buy materials and expertise for 20 million homes for those stilll in need of house ,cheated by proliferation of fuedal landlords sponsored in part by banks asssisting inflated perception of property vaulues by denying acceess to capital outside oppressive rates.