FYI  4:46 pm October 5, 2011

Live Occupy Wall Street Video of Today’s Big Labor/Liberal Protests

by Wonkette Jr.

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From the Official Ocupados’ website, here’s the list of today’s unions and such:

AFL-CIO (AFSCME)
United NY
Strong Economy for All Coalition
Working Families Party
TWU Local 100
SEIU 1199
CWA 1109
RWDSU
Communications Workers of America
CWA Local 1180
United Auto Workers
United Federation of Teachers
Professional Staff Congress – CUNY
National Nurses United
Writers Guild East
VOCAL-NY
Community Voices Heard
Alliance for Quality Education
New York Communities for Change
Coalition for the Homeless
Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project (NEDAP)
The Job Party
NYC Coalition for Educational Justice
The Mirabal Sisters Cultural and Community Center
The New Deal for New York Campaign
National People’s Action
ALIGN
Human Services Council
Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State
Citizen Action of NY
MoveOn.org
Common Cause NY
New Bottom Line
350.org
Tenants & Neighbors
Democracy for NYC
Resource Generation
Tenants PAC
Teachers Unite

 
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SorosBot October 5, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Unions? But CNN told me they ware all just a bunch of stoned hippie college kids.

Monsieur_Grumpe October 5, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Now they are thugs.

iburl October 5, 2011 at 5:51 pm

"the enemy" (as Bocephus would say.)

NorthStarSpanx October 5, 2011 at 4:58 pm

I feel a little slow on the uptake, the baggers have a three year advantage over us of the 99%.

Why didn't Joe the Plumbers Union start this in 2008?

Radiodead October 5, 2011 at 5:37 pm

First, you have to be a plumber.

ifthethunderdontgetya October 5, 2011 at 5:00 pm

If they didn't bring a bunch of miss-speeled sines our corporate media can't take 'em seriously.
~

emmelemm October 5, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Because if their signs are spelled correctly, they're clearly part of the ELITE and not real Amurrikans(tm).

Monsieur_Grumpe October 5, 2011 at 5:01 pm

I sent a big box of Minnesota apples to the Occupation with a note saying that these were eating apples not throwing apples.

4TheTurnstiles October 5, 2011 at 5:08 pm

…and how did they like them apples?

hagajim October 5, 2011 at 5:04 pm

At least we can be pretty sure the occupados aren't racist assholes like the teabaggers – amiright?

bureaucrap October 5, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Based on the video feed, it is a sit in that looks like america. The demographics actually look pretty impressively diverse. Camera work s*&ks tho.

SayItWithWookies October 5, 2011 at 5:10 pm

In three weeks they've gone from invisible to a horrible marxist-hippie threat — which is pretty good considering they don't have a major news network (or a network with "news" in its name) goosing the coverage 24/7.

Radiodead October 5, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Wait, Wonkette isn't a major news network, then what the hell am I doing here?

Goonemeritus October 5, 2011 at 5:12 pm

I have to talk my guild ( American society for Lonely Engineers) into hopping on this band wagon I’m sure we will get a good turn out if it doesn’t conflict with Star Trek reruns.

Callyson October 5, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Hey! They forgot the United Steelworkers (maybe not local to NYC but worth mentioning anyway):
Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), North America's largest industrial union with 1.2 million active and retired members, today issued the following statement in support of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement:
"The United Steelworkers (USW) union stands in solidarity with and strongly supports Occupy Wall Street. The brave men and women, many of them young people without jobs, who have been demonstrating around-the-clock for nearly two weeks in New York City are speaking out for the many in our world. We are fed up with the corporate greed, corruption and arrogance that have inflicted pain on far too many for far too long." http://www.usw.org/media_center/news_articles?id=

MiniMencken October 5, 2011 at 5:13 pm

I don't see the IWW on the list! And they endorse the Occupados on their Website! Wobblies now, Wobblies forever!

littlebigdaddy October 5, 2011 at 5:18 pm

I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night…

NeonTrotsky October 5, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Some Wobblies got arrested on the bridge this weekend

Lionel[redacted]Esq October 5, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Great, now the unions are involved. I'm sure I'll be seeing video of their violence in front of the palm trees that line Wall Street on FOX News this evening.

JackDempsey1 October 5, 2011 at 5:17 pm

How is it that nobody in the live-stream is wearing goggles?
The air must be thick with hacky sacks.
Somebody's gonna lose an eyeball.
Maybe they got a (unionized) ophthalmologist on call?

littlebigdaddy October 5, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Quick, somebody check and see if Pete Seeger is still alive. Sounds like his kind of scene.

NeonTrotsky October 5, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Protesters were singing "Who's Side Are You On" the other night!

Come here a minute October 5, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Somebody check if Bob Dylan is still alive. Sounds like a scene he'll want to avoid.

littlebigdaddy October 5, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Just be sure it's not Bob Seeger. The last thing they need is crappy 80s rock.

finallyhappy October 5, 2011 at 5:44 pm

He is alive but not too strong(physically)

Mumbletypeg October 5, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Well at least it looks drier than it must have been a few days ago. Given how tarps were forbidden that would otherwise protect tech & equipment, it's gratifying to see on-the-ground vid capture hasn't been deterred. And with our help it can be passed along.

SexySmurf October 5, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Get a job, you hippies!

V572 Moon! October 5, 2011 at 5:35 pm

I see what you did there.

CapnFatback October 5, 2011 at 5:34 pm

AFL-CIO (AFSCME): whiners
United NY: weed smokers
Strong Economy for All Coalition: bongo drummers
Working Families Party: hippies
TWU Local 100: crybabies
SEIU 1199: red-titted commies
. . .

emmelemm October 5, 2011 at 5:47 pm

"red-titted commies"?

red-tittied commies?

Blueb4sunrise October 5, 2011 at 5:51 pm

One of the lesser publicized factions during the Russian Revolution?

HistoriCat October 5, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Maybe it's just the nipple.

weejee October 5, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Wonkette must keep abreast of this situation.

Chillwaver October 5, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Has anyone said "hippie tits or GTFO!" yet?

NeonTrotsky October 5, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Oh don't worry, they're in the breeze.

Radiodead October 5, 2011 at 5:43 pm

GLASS-Steagall WARFARE!

LesBontemps October 5, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Hey guys! There's actually a major news organization covering #Occupy Wall Street! Of course, it's Al Jazeera:
http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/insidesto

ifthethunderdontgetya October 5, 2011 at 5:44 pm

which side are you on

Pete Seeger

Will you be a lousy scab?
Or will you be a man?
~

neiltheblaze October 5, 2011 at 5:45 pm

If Mittens thought it was class war before – imagine what he thinks it is now.

Blueb4sunrise October 5, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Cute blonde in baseball cap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

iburl October 5, 2011 at 5:52 pm

We should organize a Wonkette care package…
Pizza Coupons, Truck Nutz, and Fetus Jars for all!

One_Man_Band October 5, 2011 at 6:22 pm

What happened to that "A Complete List of National Politicians Who Have Embraced the Occupy Wall Street movement" page? 'Cuz there's one more:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/pos

'Cept I guess he's not really "national" and isn't in office anymore, but…

BaldarTFlagass October 5, 2011 at 6:37 pm

I think I'm gonna roll a big fatty, break out the headphones, fire up the turntable, and put on me some "Blows Against the Empire." Or "Volunteers." Or both.

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