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· Feeling like no one is fighting for working people?
· Ceos taking all our money?
· Corporations shipping our jobs out of the country?
· Companies escaping THEIR tax burden?
· Having no health care?
· Health care costs killing you?
· Making an economic decision to not utilize your Health Care?
· Having no retirement?
· Big business getting so big it seems to control everything?
· Gas prices with record profits for oil companies?
· Your hard work being exploited by a company?
· The banks exploiting the average hard working American?
· Being afraid to ask for a raise?
· The cost of living rising faster than your wages?
· Being laid off?
· Being over qualified for your job because you can't find a better paying one?
· Living pay check to pay check?
· Working in fear?
Friday, November 11, 2011
Police go too far with clashes at Berkele
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Local Occupy Events in the Inland Empire.
RALLY AND MARCH PLANNED IN RESPONSE TO AGGRESSION
Join Inland Empire Occupy Event set for this SATURDAY November 12
Sunday, November 13 · 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Fontana City Hall, NE corner of Sierra Ave & Seville Ave, Fontana
Visibility Action at Noon -- bring your signs!
General Assembly at 2pm -- bring your voices and ideas
Thursday, November 17 · 7:00am - 9:00am
4th Street Bridge
Meet at 3rd and Hope
Los Angeles, CA
Join labor leaders, elected officials, and community members for OCCUPY THE BRIDGE - National Day of Action! Occupy the 4th Street bridge to send a strong message to Congress and Wall Street: Tax Corporations, Create Good Jobs & Build LA
Corporate greed is killing good jobs! LA’s bridges, roads, parks and schools are outdated and crumbling. We’re losing our communities’ firefighters, police and teachers to budget cuts.
Kasich Responds To Issue 2 Loss: Clearly, Ohioans ‘Didn’t Like The Tools We Offered’
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Ohio Voters Repeal SB 5
Ohio voters have repealed Senate Bill 5, a controversial measure signed by freshman Republican Gov. John Kasich earlier this year that curbs collective bargaining for public employees. With 19 percent of the precincts reporting, the Associated Press has declared Issue 2 -- the ballot referendum to decide the future of SB 5 -- rejected with 63 percent voting no and just 37 percent voting yes. The outcome is major a victory for organized labor and Democratic activists.
From National Journal:
CONNECTIONS POLL: Public Doubts Congress Will Aid Economy
Kasich signed the measure, which also prevented public workers from striking, at the end of March, but a backlash from liberal activists and labor prompted a push to get the measure on the ballot, and by June, a record number of signatures were collected, subsequently prompting a referendum.
What followed was an expensive campaign by coalitions on both sides of the issue. But the outcome is not a surprise; in the weeks leading up to Election Day, public polling indicated that a repeal was the likely outcome.
It's a much needed win for labor, which spent millions over the summer in Wisconsin, on a state Senate recall campaign that was also prompted by a backlash against a measure to limit collective bargaining for public employees that was backed by Republicans. Democrats picked up two state Senate seats in the Badger State, but failed to pick up a third, which would have handed them control of the upper chamber.
"Today's defeat of Issue 2 is a major victory for working families in Ohio and across the country," said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in a statement. "Ohio's working people successfully fought back against lies pushed by shadowy multi-national corporations and their anonymous front groups that attempted to scapegoat public service employees and everyone they serve by assaulting collective bargaining rights."
The repeal is also a blow to Kasich, whose approval numbers have already been lousy this year. Republicans in the state who supported the measure will also have to carry the baggage of vouching for something that was overturned. And looking ahead to 2012, that's something that could potentially affect races at the federal level, as Democrats will surely blast Republicans who supported SB 5 and cast its repeal as a rejection of the GOP agenda.
Likely Republican Senate nominee and state Treasurer Josh Mandel supported SB 5, and on a recent trip to Ohio, Mitt Romney seemed to provide different answers to the question of where he stood on the measure -- saying he supported it a day after appearing to distance himself.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Occupy videographer shot with police projectile
Campbell, 30 of Oakland, caught the entire thing on camera.
“I thought it would be a good idea, since I had a camera, to film the police,” he said. “I just stood there.”
“I was standing well back,” Campbell wrote in his YouTube post. “There was no violence or confrontations of any kind under way.”
But then an officer appears to pull out a weapon that shoots a bean bag or a rubber bullets and, well, shoots Campbell.
“Ow, ow, ow, ow,” Campbell yells in the video.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Ohio GOP Candidate Josh Mandel Insists Ohio Anti-Labor Law ‘Is About Respecting Police And Firefighters’
This, however, has not stopped right-wing groups from flushing the pro-SB5 campaign with money or conservatives from insisting that the law helps local governments by preventing layoffs.
But while most Republicans at least acknowledge that the law disadvantages public employees, one Republican thinks the opposite. This summer, Ohio Treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel said he supported Senate Bill 5 because the law, in his mind, actually “respect[s] police, and firefighters, and teachers” by giving “fiscal conservatives” the tools to ignore collective bargaining rights, which somehow “insur[es]that there is a state and there are local governments” down the road
Will The GOP Filibuster Tax Credits For Hiring Veterans?
Next week, Senate Democrats will try again, this time with the portion of Obama’s bill providing tax credits to businesses that hire veterans:
Senate Democrats plan to roll out the next piece of President Obama’s jobs creation legislation – this part on veterans – next week.
The bill is aimed at incentivizing companies to hire war veterans. It includes a tax credit to encourage companies to hire veterans as well as additional tax credits for hiring veterans with “service-connected disabilities.”
At the moment, unemployment for veterans stands at 7.7 percent, but is at a substantially worse 12.1 percent for post-9/11 vets (up from 10.6 percent a year ago). If nothing else, surely the GOP can see the wisdom in letting this particular bit of Obama’s jobs bill though. “It’s expected to pass. It should pass,” said Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI).
Of course, while they would be an undeniable help, tax credits for veterans are not enough to create all the jobs necessary to bring the unemployment rate down. As Center for American Progress chief economist Heather Boushey said today, “at this point in the recovery we should be seeing upwards of 300,000 jobs created per month, but the economy only added a paltry 80,000 jobs in October and the three-month pace of job creation is only 114,000…Washington has yet to pass the American Jobs Act, which economists across the board agree will generate new jobs.”
Friday, November 4, 2011
Voices and Images from Occupy Oakland General March to Port of Oakland
Wall Street Banker Praises Occupy Wall Street: "This is a Real Democracy"
Thursday, November 3, 2011
BIG BANKS ARE PROFITING FROM PUBLIC PROGRAMS LIKE FOOD STAMPS AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
Occupy protesters shut down Port of Oakland
Police estimated that a crowd of about 3,000 had gathered at the Port of Oakland by early evening. Some had marched from the California city's downtown, while others had been bused to the port.
Port spokesman Isaac Kos-Read said maritime operations had effectively been shut down. Interim Oakland police chief Howard Jordan warned that protesters who went inside the port's gates would be committing a federal offense.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Hannity Calls #OWS Protesters Un-American, Two Marines Set Him Straight
In response, WeAreTheOther99.com interviewed a few Marine vets at Zuccotti Park.
The Marines stated why they had come to protest and in direct response to Hannity's statement: One said "F**k Off" and the other replied: "That's the biggest load of shit I've ever heard"
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