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At least 500 demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street protests were arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday, in a clear case of Police entrapment. After allowing, and in some cases, steering protesters onto the Brooklyn Bridge roadway, the police penned hundred in and arrested them.
Recently, I was invited to speak to a group of students at Harvard University.
From what I could tell, at least 20 students at that meeting are coming to Freedom Plaza in Washington DC, for what I told them would be a once in a generation protest- where thousands and thousands occupy DC and maintain a presence their for weeks, perhaps longer in a effort to force our leaders to bring the troops and the money home and redirect those resources towards human and environmental needs.
FBI Whistleblower and 2002 TIME PERSON OF THE YEAR Colleen Rowley, along with other peace activists in Minnesota, preparing for their upcoming trip to Freedom Plaza in Washington DC. They are painting messages on their pup tents organizing car pools and are bringing peace kites and banners. Some even decided to practice for their 'Stop the Machine' camp-in skills they'll be putting to use beginning on October 6, 2011.
Ted Rall, Myq Kaplan and Leo Allen join with other top comedians standing up for Human Needs Over Corporate Greed
UPDATE:We are proud to announce that Myq Kapln, Leo Allen, and Nimesh Patel will be joining Lee Camp, Janine Brito, Negin Farsad and political cartoonist and author Ted Rall for the Political Comedy bight to benefit the October 2011 Coalition.
* Jamie Kilstein and John Fugelsang will be unable to join us due to last minute out of town bookings.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 21 - 6PM (yes 6PM, that was not a typo )
The October 2011 Coalition Political Comedy Benefit
Where: The Bowery Poetry Club (http://www.bowerypoetry.com/) 308 Bowery (between Houston and Bleeker), NYC
Price: $15 @ the door/ Cash bar
When: Wednesday, September 21 6PM (yes that is correct – 6PM)
In October of 2007, Barack Obama said this: "I will promise you this, that if we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am president, it is the first thing I will do. I will get our troops home. We will bring an end to this war. You can take that to the bank. " (Emphasis mine)
Recently, I traveled to several banks trying to do just that.
Well, I'll admit that the tone here is not very Gandhi of me, not very MLK of me, not the tone of many - like me- who seek to ignite a non-violent radical transformation in this country, but like Shakespeare said, "to thine own self be true."
The Punk Punk Patriot, who will be in DC on October 6th, has written a song for The October 2011 Coalition.
Hedge funds, derivatives, tea pot dome
wall street gambling, using your home
congress isn't gonna do a single fucking thing
because their campaign contributions all come attached to strings
The Democratic Party is a failing institution
what we need now is a real revolution
The United States is a global empire
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