Posts Tagged ‘OWS’

OWS Crowd Attempt To Make History And Shut Down Wall Street, No Mutual Fund Left Behind

November 17, 2011

Police arrested protesters who sat on the ground and blocked traffic into New York City’s financial district on Thursday, part of a day of mass gatherings in response to efforts to break up Occupy Wall Street camps nationwide. Police in riot helmets hauled several protesters to their feet and handcuffed them at an intersection one block from Wall Street.

“All day, all week, shut down Wall Street!” the crowd chanted.

Attempting to make history…

Occupy Wall Streeters Are Tired Of Homeless People Mooching

October 28, 2011

Enticed by the allure of free food and a community of open-minded people, increasing numbers are leaving New York’s homeless shelters to join the Occupy Wall Street protesters. Nervous volunteers on Occupy Wall Street’s security team, but says many new arrivals do not pull their weight.

“We have compassion toward everyone. However, we have certain rules and guidelines,” said Lauren Digioia, 26, a member of the sanitation committee.

“If you’re going to come here and get our food, bedding and clothing, have books and medical supplies for no charge, they need to give back,” Digioia said. “There’s a lot of takers here and they feel entitled.”

Occupy Wall Streeters not into Homeless entitlement programs..

Finance 101 Occupy Wall Street Supports Redistribution Of All Wealth, Except For Their Own

October 23, 2011

Even in Zuccotti Park, greed is good.

Occupy Wall Street’s Finance Committee has nearly $500,000 in the bank, and  donations continue to pour in — but its reluctance to share the wealth with  other protesters is fraying tempers.

Some drummers — incensed they got no money to replace or safeguard their  drums after a midnight vandal destroyed their instruments Wednesday — are  threatening to splinter off.

“F–k Finance. I hope Mayor  Bloomberg gets an injunction and demands to see the movement’s books. We  need to know how much money we really have and where it’s going,” said a  frustrated Bryan Smith, 45, who joined OWS in Lower Manhattan nearly three weeks  ago from Los Angeles, where he works in TV production.

 

“The other day, I took in $2,000. I kept $650 for my group, and gave the rest  to Finance. Then I went to them with a request — so many people need things,  and they should not be going without basic comfort items — and I was told to  fill out paperwork. Paperwork! Are they the government now?” Smith fumed, even  as he cajoled the passing crowd for more cash.
OWS supports redistribution of other peoples wealth.. Awkward