With all due respect to Marine Sergent Shamar Thomas there is no honor in killing Iraqis either. But at the moment I suspect that would be a reasonable discussion at #occupy wallstreet.
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January 31: Mubarak still refuses to step down, amid growing calls for his resignation. Protesters continue to defy the military-imposed curfew. About 250,000 people gather in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and hundreds march through Alexandria.
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Protesters say they’re ready to face arrest again on the fourth day of the “Occupy Sacramento” demonstrations, but they are now calling for city leaders to rescind the curfew that makes it illegal to continue protests overnight.
About 14 protesters were arrested after midnight following Saturday’s event, and the attendees of Sunday’s march said they were prepared to follow suit and remain at Cesar Chavez Park until police arrested them.
“These arbitrary rules that say at midnight at this park, you’re not allowed to be here, that’s ridiculous,” said protester Morgan Lesko.
So if we tax the rich and the corporations, and eliminate 95% of the military, there will be plenty of money, even in our depleted condition, to pay for what we need, which is environmental sanity, climate-friendly industry, energy self-sufficiency without fossil fuels or nuclear power, economic justice, and enlightened education that teaches respect for women, other races, other religions, and animals.
I couldn’t agree more.
AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to raise this issue, that we’ve just learned. J.P. Morgan Chase donated an unprecedented $4.6 million to the New York City Police foundation. The gift was the largest gift in the history of the foundation and will enable the New York City Police to strengthen security in New York. The money will pay for 1000 new patrol cars, laptops, they say, as well as monitoring software in the NYPD’s main data center.
I don’t want it to sound like I think #Operation wallstreet is some how responsible for the money for the police state. I think the protests help to make visible just how entwined big money is with big prison/police unions.