Airline Pilots Join "Occupy Wall Street" Protest - 9/28/11
38,000 NYC Transit Workers To Join Occupy Wall Street Next Wednesday
"Up until this announcement, the Occupy Wall Street movement has been unwieldy and somewhat lacking in a coherent voice, but that's all about to change. New York City labor unions have decided to descend upon the streets of Lower Manhattan on Wednesday.
The leadership of the Transit Workers Union Local 100--comprised of subway and bus workers--voted unanimously to support the protestors. With a membership of 38,000, 5 Oct. will easily be the largest day yet in the protest. On 12 Oct., SEIU 32BJ, representing doormen, security guards, and maintenance workers around the city, is also staging a rally in support of the cause.
It's unclear for now whether the transit system will be completely shut down while the 38,000 workers are participating in the protest. If it is, the Occupy Wall Street movement will definitely make its mark in history. And either way, it now has a substantial footing to make a real statement about American economic policy.
Jackie DiSalvo, an #OccupyWallStreet organizer, summarized the movement's policy as such: "Occupy Wall Street will not negotiate watering down its own message."
Over 100 NYPD Officers Refuse to Work in Support of Occupy Wall Streethttp://www.in5d.com/over-100-nypd-officers-refuse-to-work-in-support-of-occupy-wall-street.html
by Gregg Prescott, M.S.
UPDATED Sept. 27, 2011 at 8:29 PM - MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell is siding with the Occupy Wall Street movement and comments about police brutality. Video below.
UPDATED Sept. 28, 2011 at 2:54 am - Celebrities are joining in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Details below.
UPDATED Sept 28, 10:26 am - Occupation Together website is helping to organize global occupation protests.
UPDATED Sept. 28, 3:07 pm - NYPD Officer Anthony Bologna's Second Pepper Spray Assault with Slo-Mo. Internal Affairs are looking into Bologna's assault.
September 27, 2011 - TAMPA, FL - In a bizarre twist of fate, a growing movement of New York City Police Department officers are banding together with the Occupy Wall Street movement, while the main stream media continues to relatively ignore this escalating event.
The Occupy Wall Street movement issued the following statement on their website:
"Today we received unconfirmed reports that over one hundred blue collar police refused to come into work in solidarity with our movement. These numbers will grow. We are the 99 percent. You will not silence us."
The news was released shortly after the identity of Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna was revealed after he allegedly pepper sprayed a deaf woman.
Occupy Wall Street Protesters Maced / Pepper Sprayed by NYPD Police
A second video of Officer Bologna has surfaced with yet another pepper spray assault on peaceful protesters. Notice how Officer Bologna weasles himself into the crowd, then scurries away in the hope that he would not be noticed by anyone.
Bologna's Second Assault with Slo-Mo
On Wednesday, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly stated that the Internal Affairs Bureau will look into the decision of a high-ranking officer to use pepper spray on a number of female protesters this past Saturday at the Occupy Wall Street demonstration.
Sarasota, FL, Washington DC, Lexington, Kentucky and San Francisco, California.
Occupy Washington, D.C. begins on October 6, 2011.
The movement has moved into a global position with the new Occupy Together website, which organizes occupation protests from around the world.
It is with hope and intent that the officers who are using excessive force on peaceful protestors realize that the only ones they are hurting is themselves through the destruction of the Constitution and the right for free speech. As the Occupy Wall Street movement grows, it is hopeful that officers from other cities will join in on the side of humanity and peace.
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Celebrities have joined forces with the Occupy Wall Street movement, including Noam Chomsky, rap artist Immortal Technique, Michael Moore and actress Susan Sarandon.
In a related story, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell is siding with the peaceful protesters who have been abused by the New York City Police Department, stating, "This weekend, a few troublemakers turned a peaceful protest against Wall Street greed into a violent burst of chaos. The troublemakers carried pepper spray and guns and were wearing badges... for not doing anything."
Groups that are joining the Occupy Wall Street marches and providing support (as well as friends and acquaintances) include: The United Federation of Teachers; 32BJ SEIU & 1199 SEIU; Workers United; and Transport Workers Union Local 100, which has 38,000 members.Additionally, Working Families Party, Moveon.org, Make the Road New York, the Coalition for the Homeless, the Alliance for Quality Education, Community Voices Heard, United New York and Strong Economy For All are involved in the organization of the march.
United: Over 700 hundred Continental and United pilots, joined by additional pilots from other Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) carriers, demonstrate in front of Wall Street on Tuesday
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2042680/Wall-Street-Protests-Continental-United-Airlines-pilots-fed-bosses.html#ixzz1ZInwvzqQ
32 Pictures of Police Brutality from Occupy Wall Street