“People from all over the country, are converging in DC to deliver a very direct message, which is to get rid of Edward DeMarco, and that they need to change the way they’re doing business,” said Newby.
There is a big demonstration against Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae today. You can follow it on Twitter with #Occupyhomes. Read more about Edward DeMarco has to go
Occupy DC took over the intersection of 14th and U Streets NW. They were demonstrating against Romney.
To what purpose?
How does blocking traffic and annoying motorists bring a better world? Because we have the power to do this? We have the power to be annoying? We have the power to throw a tantrum? Which is what blocking traffic amounts to. Read more about Stupid Demonstrations
Trade negotiators and corporate lobbyists from the United States and throughout the Pacific Rim will be meeting at a fancy resort in Leesburg, Virginia outside of Washington, DC from September 6 to 15 to advance the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement — an transnational corporate power grab that would affect the economy, the environment, public health and democracy itself for decades to come.
The retired contractor said he had never heard of the Occupy Wall Street movement until Occupy D.C. protesters thrown out of their camp downtown took over the house next door.
“I don’t even know who these people are. I’ve never seen them before,” Joyner said recently as he stood outside his home on Varnum Street. “They beat bongos. They play guitar. They stay up all night. And they [have sex] on the porch.”
Even allowing for the fact that the Washington Post has always had it in for Occupy, these people are just self-indulgent squatters. It captures what I never liked about the McPherson Square crowd. Read more about Why no one likes anarchists
We, the 99%, demand a world beyond Wall Street. We demand a system where everyone can not only survive, but flourish.
To reach this world, we are raising our voices to demand a universal living wage.
We call on all occupies, unions, community organizations, immigrants rights groups, student bodies, religious organizations, environmental groups, anti-poverty activists, and everyone to join us June 20th, 2012 for a new holiday for the 99%: A Global Festival for the Universal Living Wage.