Get ready for the Sunday show onslaught.
Conservatives are nervous. They had an Astroturf movement, which is now being upstaged by a real grass roots uprising. So what do they do? They send someone to discredit the protesters. Fox News channel will be drooling on themselves.
It’s dÃ©jÃ vu all over again. People are just smarter today and they won’t be fooled.
The photos from around the world are sensational.
Let the Sunday talk shows top what the Occupy Wall Street and Awakening protesters have done.
The Occupy Wall Street protests have been going on for a month. And it seems the FBI and NYPD have had help tracking protesters’ moves thanks to a conservative computer security expert who gained access to one of the group’s internal mailing lists, and then handed over information on the group’s plans to authorities and corporations targeted by protesters.
Since the Occupy Wall Street protest began on September 17, New York security consultant Thomas Ryan has been waging a campaign to infiltrate and discredit the movement. Ryan says he’s done contract work for the U.S. Army and he brags on his blog that he leads “a team called Black Cell, a team of the most-highly trained and capable physical, threat and cyber security professionals in the world.” But over the past few weeks, he and his computer security buddies have been spending time covertly attending Occupy Wall Street meetings, monitoring organizers’ social media accounts, and hanging out with protesters in Lower Manhattan. [...]
Thousands of people turned out into Times Square for what was billed as “The Occupation Party”. The entire sidewalks and pedestrianized areas of Times Square were packed to capacity for hours. Towards the north end, police dressed in riot gear and mounted on horses arrested about 40 people. To the south, it was a more party-like atmosphere. You would’ve never known how different the situation was just a block or two away. A maze of police barricades made movement difficult. – Photos by Mat McDermott (including those below), h/t Huffington Post
Demonstrators staged a die-in outside the New York City headquarters of Bank of America. BoA is one of the largest funders of mountaintop removal coal mining–a particularly destructive method of coal mining that can pollute nearby rivers for 1000 years, cause serious chronic illness among residents near the operation, and, as the name suggests, remove the top of a mountain to get at the coal.