As Sam and I were walking past union square on our way back home, we came across a small group of people who were with #occupySF. It was a gathering of 30 or so people, some with signs and drums, and flags. We stood in the middle of Powell and Market Streets for over 30 minutes! We were chanting and shouting for other people to join us. We even stopped traffic! MUNI was at a stand still and our people were directing traffic so that the 99% could occupy the streets. Eventually the police showed up with 15 cops on motorcycles, and at least 20 on foot with their batons and riot gear at the ready. Sensing trouble, the group came to the consensus that we were going to occupy the Louie Vitton building. At this point with the police all around us, Sam and I went home. Although this was a small-scale protest in comparison to others, many people in the heart of SF heard our voices. I hope we enlightened at least some of those mindless sheep. You all should be out there….
The police are blocking all reporters and journalists trying to report on this atrocity thats happening right now in New York and Oakland. The Police even closed the air space around Zuccotti Park so that no news helicopters could see how they were mercilessly beating the 99%. This shit makes me sick. Im going to Justin Herman Plaza today to show my support. Who’s with me?!?!
This is a really interesting article about how the groups that caused these problems we face today are trying to evade the blame.
From the article:
"Why are people trying to rewrite the history of the crisis? Some are simply trying to save face. Interest groups who advocate for deregulation of the finance sector would prefer that deregulation not receive any blame for the crisis."
“Some stand to profit from the status quo: Banks present a systemic risk to the economy, and reducing that risk by lowering their leverage and increasing capital requirements also lowers profitability. Others are hired guns, doing the bidding of bosses on Wall Street”