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  invasion day

Indigenous Australian Heroes Nearly Capture Australian Prime Minster

In a bold strike of the kind we hope to see in a lot of nations this year, a protesting group of indigenous people mobbed Australian prime minster Julia Gillard and opposition leader Tony Abbott from a fancy 1% restaurant in the capital of Canberra — Gillard and Abbott were about to be torn apart, but their security teams managed to drag the politicians to safety. Why all the excitement? Because right-winger Tony Abbott suggested tearing down the aboriginal “tent embassy” erected 40 years ago in protest of two centuries of brutal oppression by the colonizing Europeans. Things are very weird in Australia! It’s sort of like if America went straight from the Old West/Plantation Era directly to the Earth Day hippie Beatles world circa 1970, with nothing in the middle. Read more on Indigenous Australian Heroes Nearly Capture Australian Prime Minster…
  wonkette world o' books

Do Novels Cause Old Person Terrorism?

A bunch of decrepit rednecks fantasizing about mass murder is a common enough occurrence in North Georgia (your Wonkette bookman knows this from lifelong experience). What’s different about the alleged plot by this AARP IRA is that they had the misfortune to run into an FBI informant who actually challenged them to put their brain-damaged program into action. Thus, a “bucket list” of gubmint/corporate/media folk to kill, plus an imaginary Knight Rider car that spits ricin all over I-85. It’s good to know that novels can still inspire people to change the world Read more on Do Novels Cause Old Person Terrorism?…
  'homeland' is what the nazis called it too

Surprise, Homeland Security Coordinates #OWS Crackdowns

Remember when people were freaking out over the Patriot Act and Homeland Security and all this other conveniently ready-to-go post-9/11 police state stuff, because it would obviously be just a matter of time before the whole apparatus was turned against non-Muslim Americans when they started getting complain-y about the social injustice and economic injustice and income inequality and endless recession and permanent unemployment? That day is now, and has been for some time. But it’s also now confirmed that it’s now, as some Justice Department official screwed up and admitted that the Department of Homeland Security coordinated the riot-cop raids on a dozen major #Occupy Wall Street demonstration camps nationwide yesterday and today. (Oh, and tonight, too: Seattle is being busted up by the riot cops right now, so be careful out there.) Read more on Surprise, Homeland Security Coordinates #OWS Crackdowns…
  i hate banks just can't stand 'em

Saturday Is Bank Transfer Day, So What Will You (We) Do?

It says a lot about the Internet that the first thing we saw about the November 5 Anti-Bank Action Day was a snide remark. Something along the lines of “Good job dumb hippies, banks are closed on Saturday.” First of all, not true at all! Bank headquarters are closed on Saturday, but most bank branches nationwide are open on Saturdays, at least until noon. And, for those who still have weekday work schedules, Saturday makes a lot more sense than, say, a weekday. Anyway, tomorrow — Saturday, November 5 — is Bank Transfer Day. If you’re still using a Wall Street Bank, meaning any of the big chain banks, it’s time to Occupy your branch office and close your account. And a lot of credit unions are staying open late, so you can go right to your new local credit union and deposit the cashier’s check from BofA or Chase or Wells Fargo or whatever. Read more on Saturday Is Bank Transfer Day, So What Will You (We) Do?…
  kochsuckers on the run

Occupy Chicago Interrupts Evil Goon Scott Walker’s Speech

Fifty or so sneaky Occupy Chicago protester ninjas heroically camouflaged themselves in business suits and droll complacency to get into an event held for mutant orc-child Scott Walker at the Union League Club of Chicago, so that they could remind him that he is a corrupt union-busting weasel. Watch it! It’s fun! Read more on Occupy Chicago Interrupts Evil Goon Scott Walker’s Speech…
  our flourishing justice system

Jackass In Fancy Car Mows Into Oakland Protesters (VIDEO)

Here is the cell phone video of some vicious asshole driving self-importantly in his Mercedes through the protester crowd in Oakland last night until one male protester stops in front of the car and then pounds on the hood a few times. HEY HEY. Do not molest the rich man’s expensive penis car!!! So, insanely, the driver decides to hit the fucking gas, the protester, and another lady in the march. And yet! Want to know the actual worst part? Read more on Jackass In Fancy Car Mows Into Oakland Protesters (VIDEO)…
  don't teabag on me

Wonkette Pals Make Milwaukee Occupation More Fun

Who won the occupation of Milwaukee today? Not Scott Walker, who is probably crying into his Just For Men bucket today as the scary voters/liberals/workers/people once again scare the kleptocrats. The winners of the Milwaukee Occupation are right here! [Thanks to Wonkette commenter YerMa] Read more on Wonkette Pals Make Milwaukee Occupation More Fun…
  elmo hates kleptocrats

Muppet-Wielding Protesters Occupy Rupert Murdoch’s Speech

This is going to be what’s it’s like for the Rupert Murdochs of the world, from now on. We hope, anyway! Just full-on harassment and outbursts until these kleptocrats are scared to leave their penthouses, which will then be burnt down, by dragons. Read more on Muppet-Wielding Protesters Occupy Rupert Murdoch’s Speech…
  day of the pig

NYPD Arrests Woman For Closing Her Citibank Account (VIDEO)

Be patient through the first 90 seconds — haha, attention span of a gnat! — because a remarkable little drama unfolds with protesters inside the Citibank branch communicating with protesters outside, all very reserved, collecting names and birthdates of the people about to be arrested inside. And then, brutish cops seize a woman in a business suit who is saying, “I’m a customer, I’m a customer,” and showing her Citibank checkbook. Apparently she is here to close her account, and for that she is manhandled by a bunch of thug cops who should be careful where they go from now on. Anyway, closing your account is now a go-to-jail offense. UPDATE: The video was shot on a Blackberry by Meaghan Linick of Brooklyn, and her story is worth reading, too. Read more on NYPD Arrests Woman For Closing Her Citibank Account (VIDEO)…
  occupation weekend

Hundreds of Occupations Nationwide; Find One Close To You!

Nothing like joining your local Revolutionary Council of Neighbors and seeing what’s going on this nice autumn day. Things are going nuts (in a good way) from Washington Square to Wall Street, and in the growing Occupy DC party, and in a surprisingly huge Los Angeles campout/concert/protest/march on the banks. And there are hundreds of other local occupations around the country, many getting started on this very day. It’s a great way to not see anybody connected with Washington media or the White House or Wall Street, as they’re all hiding like rats from the sunlight. Read more on Hundreds of Occupations Nationwide; Find One Close To You!…
  go outside and have fun

Occupy Washington Live Video Feed: It’s a Pretty Autumn Day!

Here’s what’s going on in DC today: The ongoing Occupy DC protest at McPherson Square is still ongoing, so stop by and say hi and whatever, and also the long-planned “Stop the Machine” rally against TEN YEARS OF WAR IN AFGHANISTAN is also going, and going big. Here’s a live feed NOW CORRECTED WITH A BETTER FEED THAT’S ACTUALLY LIVE FROM DC: Read more on Occupy Washington Live Video Feed: It’s a Pretty Autumn Day!…