1. this almost brought a tear to my eye tho.

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  4. katedanley:

    OWS_W2D2-0418 by pweiskel08 on Flickr.

    What They did not want you to ever find out is that your generation, the generation born between 1980-1995, actually outnumbers the Baby Boomers. They knew that if you ever turned your eye towards political reform, you could change the world.

    They tried to keep you sated on vapid television shows and vapid music. They cut off your education and fed you brain candy. They took away your music and gave you Top Ten pop stations. They cut off your art and replaced it with endless reality shows for you to plug into, hoping you would sit quietly by as They ran the world. I think They thought you were too dumb to notice.

    Indeed, I thought They had won.

    But I watched you occupy the capital of Wisconsin. I see you today as you occupy Wall Street. And I see a spark, a glimmer of the glorious new age that is yours. A changing of the guard, a guard that has stood for entirely too long and needs your young legs to take his place.

    I watch you turn away from what is easy and stand up for what is right. I see you understand we as a society are only as strong as our weakest link. I see you wise beyond your years. And I am proud. Give ‘em hell, kids. You are beautiful.

     

  5. sinidentidades:

    Government Orders YouTube To Censor Protest Videos

    In a frightening example of how the state is tightening its grip around the free Internet, it has emerged that You Tube is complying with thousands of requests from governments to censor and remove videos that show protests and other examples of citizens simply asserting their rights, while also deleting search terms by government mandate.

    The latest example is You Tube’s compliance with a request from the British government to censor footage of the British Constitution Group’s Lawful Rebellion protest, during which they attempted to civilly arrest Judge Michael Peake at Birkenhead county court.

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  6. theyoungradical:

    occupytheplanet:

    A close up photo of the 13 year old  ”Invader Zim Girl” arrested yesterday during the #OccupyWallStreet protest on the Brooklyn Bridge. [via: @blogdiva]

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  8. msmerrymac:

    chescaleigh:

    slinkstercool:

    jteliczan:

    Secrets of the 99% 

    I am the 99%

    So are you.

    Our generation is drowning.

    We were told education would save us; we were lied to.

    :(

    I have over $100k of student loan debt and my combined monthly payments are about $1k. I’m afraid I’ll never pay it all off and won’t be able to afford to start a family someday. It scares the hell out of me.

    shit is real.

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  9. anticapitalist:

    adifferentthought:

    laurasthinkingwithportals:

    A young man of color arrested in Union Square earlier today doing literally nothing but crossing the street.

    I am fucking shaking with anger. This video shows Union Square earlier today. Clearly there is a protest but the area immediately surrounding the guy with the camera is just observers and people milling around. Watch the guy in the red shirt. From the vimeo link:

    As you can see at around 0:30, a young man in a red shirt, Glenn Daniels Jr, is walking near the sidewalk with hundreds of other protestors. The crowd was attempting to cross the street to continue the march south down Broadway from Union Square. Daniels is peacefully walking with a water bottle, not committing any crime. At 0:35 he is approached by an NYPD officer and pushed towards the sidewalk. At 0:38 a senior police officer in a white shirt quickly approaches and grabs Daniels and another young man with a beard and backpack. The lighter skinned man is let go, but Daniels is arrested. The remainder of the video shows NYPD officers cuffing and detaining Daniels.

    Unbefuckinglievable. He’s doing fucking nothing.

    I’m fuming…another fucking example of pure prejudice and injustice. First Troy Davis, then Reggie Clemons, and now this? WHAT THE FUCK AMERICA.

    Fuck cops.

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  10. mortauxvaches:

    Wall St. Protesters

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