So what will Occupy Wall Street do now that it’s been run out of Zuccotti Park and another dozen encampments nationwide? Well, there’s this:

All the information you need!

Facebook event here, although we strongly caution against “liking” things on Facebook when these are the things that attract riot cops and weird acoustic DARPA ear-pain weapons, because the easiest way to find out what The People are doing (or sympathizing with) is to look on their Facebook pages.

Also, who did this beautiful poster? Eric Drooker did the fantastic Oakland GENERAL STRIKE wildcat, and an anonymous AdBusters wizard did the iconic ballerina on the Golden Bull … ah ha, this is by R.Black. It’s lovely. [#OWS]

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  • BarackMyWorld

    No snark, just support.

    • WhatTheHolyHeck

      Your IP address has been noted.

  • Bonzos_Bed_Time

    That poster really is magnificent.

    • Yeah, I want a copy of that.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      Eh, too Beijing-ish. This is the Big Apple we're talking about!

    • Barrelhse

      My first response, as well.

  • BigDumbRedDog

    I so wish I lived in New York right now. What are we supposed to shut down in Seattle? The Space Needle? Pike Place Market?

    • BarackMyWorld


      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        That should paralyze the city … go for it!

        • emmelemm

          There are slightly more Starbucks locations in Seattle than there are people, so that would be a losing battle (for us).

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            You just need people going around ordering tall half-skinny half-1 percent extra hot split quad shot half-caf wet vanilla lattes (with whipped). Just a few people can bring many shops to their knees.

          • Lascauxcaveman

            Get your coffee then go occupy the Fremont Troll with all the other cool kids. Or the Fremont Lenin. Before they decorate him for Christmas, again.

      • Not_So_Much

        Too many targets, what with 17,000 of them in a four block downtown radius.

      • Biff

        All of them!
        (Finally, it fits.)

    • nounverb911

      Hope for a big storm to take out the I-90 floating bridge again.
      Floating bridge sinks.

    • littlebigdaddy

      Occupy Lynda Barry! But in a good way.

      • Isyaignert

        I love love love Lynda Barry! I went to her first book signing and she gave it a big red kiss when she signed it.

      • tcaalaw


        "Occupy" From the Oxford English Dictionary:

        8. a. trans. To have sexual intercourse or relations with. Obs.

      • EatsBabyDingos

        I still have her "Poodle With a Mohawk" poster on my basement wall. Also, I would Occupy (a barstool) at Elliott's during happy hour.

    • hagajim

      Pick a bank – any bank.

    • FritzBrogan

      in the Guardian it says seize the Montlake bridge at 3:30. How they know this I have no idea. I assume they mean the 520.

      Starbucks headquarters would make a good target for a black friday action though. They get a lot of attention from business press around the holidays.

      • Lascauxcaveman

        The Montlake Bridge is the one over Montlake Cut, the body of water between Lake Union and Lake Washington. The bridge is part of a major traffic arterial between U of W and north Capitol hill, and feeds a lot of traffic on to 520.

        Also, it's a drawbridge, so maybe the occupiers could ride it up and down, if they open it?

        • FritzBrogan

          oh, im from Seattle, I know which bridge is which, but when I read "attempt to seize" I guess envisioned something larger? I guess the Montlake bridge is … sort of ok? good for them. Its a perfectly fine bridge.

          • BigDumbRedDog

            Attempting to seize 520 would just get you run over by a bunch of assholes working at microsoft.

  • Nesnora

    That poster is hawt.

  • nounverb911

    Occupying the subways during rush hour should be interesting. (Just don't stand on the third rail).

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Meh … you'd just fuck up the commute of the average New Yorker (and the average New Yorker will fuck you right back.) The 1% are in black cars — even the ones on their way to the heliport to catch their private chopper to Greenwich. Occupy the streets where they park (illegally) while waiting for their riders, and you'll get the desired effect.

      • But how will their spittoon polishers get to the club before cigars and brandy are served in the parlor.

    • Biff

      The 3rd rail is the 3rd rail of #occupy.

  • I've heard you're supposed to piss on the third rail, nounverb.

  • Fukui_sanYesOta

    I'm with this almost all the way, but "resist austerity"? Sure, I'm not one of those there gut-medicare-and-education unconscionable fuckheels, but a bit of austerity might help here and there.

    Hang on, I had a nuanced view. Fuck. I really am a liberal.

    edit: and that poster is truly awesome

    • LetUsBray

      Sure, but austerity never means raising taxes on the kleptocratic parasites, just gutting medicare and education.

    • Negropolis

      I think we could use some austerity, too…particularly up top. Regular folks have already been punished by the "invisible hand of the market"; that's why their wages are stagnant and they've lost their homes. Government may need austerity in key places; what really needs austerity is the excesses of the private sector executives.

      "Austerity" as crowed by the government conservatives is a front for the continued redistribution of wealth from the already atrophied public sector to the private sector, and not even the private sector, in general, but particularly to the top of the finance industry. That's not the austerity I can believe in, and that's exactly the kind of "austerity" we're being sold. No deal.

    • I will don my Economatician Hat and take on 'austerity'.

      1) Thinking that austerity in an economy with official unemployment at 9% (and actual much higher) will result in a decrease in deficits is like thinking you'll balance the budget by not going to work anymore, thanks to savings on gasoline expenditures.

      2) The sensible pundits you are hearing from everywhere telling you exactly what the "Pain Caucus" wants them to tell you? They're the same assholes who told us all a few years back that Iraq was a clear and present danger to the United States.

      • Fukui_sanYesOta

        (1) Of course austerity in and of itself is not a solution to bloody anything. A bit of it can't be bad. I'm all for taxing the richest because they can afford it, and they get to live here in a society which allowed them to become that fucking rich. Give back, you grasping cunts. No, fuck repealing the estate tax as well. I'm for the balance – the majority of which should, has to, come from tax revenue increases.

        (2) Pffft, not so sure. I hear most sensible pundits asking for revenue increases. That might be confirmation bias, of course.

        • Numbat_Dundee

          "Austerity" has always been a code word for a transfer of wealth upwards. A "little bit of austerity" is like a "little bit of rape".

    • hagajim

      I'm all for austerity – as long as it consists of ripping the cash from the maggots who have been stealing it from the rest of society since the Raygun experiment began and giving it back to the rest of the world. Also – I see Panetta moaning about how cuts in the military could reduce it to its pre-1940 size – I say Hallefuckingluya to that!

  • Negropolis

    No joke, I want to see OWS shut down Black Friday, just cold, plain shut it down. If they won't listen to the park people while in their office buildings, maybe they'll listen to them when they can't get their new Tickle Me Whatever or Playstation 999 or whatever the fuck for their little, spoiled bastards from their local SprawlMart.

    Occupy Black Friday; Occupy the fuck out of it.

    • I want to see every fuckhead in this country shut down Black Friday. I can't be at OWS but I can sit on my ass and not spend money for a few days.

      • An indirect way to Occupy China..

      • sati_demise

        thats what I am doing,
        going to Rev. Billys Church of Stop Shopping that day. He may do an exorcism!

      • And don't forget Saturday is "Buy Local Day," so your farmer's market gets some love.

    • flamingpdog

      I'd suggest they occupy Wal-Mart the morning of Black Friday, but that would undoubtedly turn to violence. Hell, it usually turns to violence anyway.

      Jay Leno: I heard on the news that the Washington Bullets are going to change their name because of its connotation of violence. So, what are they going to call it instead of "Washington"?

    • Isyaignert


  • littlebigdaddy

    OT, but FB just restored my right to be called Salman Rushdie.

    • Fukui_sanYesOta

      Nice one, Ahmed!

    • flamingpdog

      You won't be celebrating when Suckerberg issues a Facebook fatwa.

  • Guppy

    What I'd like to see come out of all this is a third party in the House.

    We don't need another Ralph Nader or Pat Buchanan running for the presidency, all we'd do is degenerate to finger-pointing over "splitting the vote," and the Obama administration highlights that we're screwed no matter who wins. The Senate too is a clusterfuck and I'm willing to write that institution off as a lost cause as well.

    But can we please get a cabal of Bernie Sanders clones in the House, say a dozen or so to gum up some things here and there?

    I don't want "liberal Democrats" either, but people who don't have to decide whether they're a progressive or a loyal Democrat first.

    We've joked before about the GOP collapsing like the Whig party before them, but really it's the modern Democrats that are exhibiting the split personality that killed the Whigs as the Democratic Party pretends that liberal progressives and "Republican Lites" can get along meaningfully.

    I don't have faith in "the system" or "change from within," Party leadership has repeatedly showed itself to be entrenched against anything of the sort.

    Also, we demand more ass-fucking.

    • Negropolis

      Agreed. I totally support a House-focused third party, though, I'd still support a Democrat for president every time as a bulwark against the GOP living out its most extreme ideas up top. We need in the House a party that would force the Democrats to chase it for a majority. Someone they'd have to caucus with if they wanted to swing the balance of power. To be honest, I think that could work in the Senate, too. But, yeah, I'd leave the presidency alone.

      • sati_demise

        Someone at Zuccotti just called for an "Occupy" Party. They are talking about this.

        • WeHaveIssues

          Occupy President Howard Dean and Occupy Vice President Bernie Sanders, a neutered Wall St. bank in every pot.

      • Geminisunmars

        Yeah, but how do you feel about more ass-fucking?

  • I don't "like" anything on Facebook because I'm not "on" it. Seriously, fuck that noise.

    • I consider it my public duty to be on Facebook just to save the NSA a little time and effort.

    • widestanceshakedown

      Here, here. I refuse to buy into the idea that maintaining my own Permanent Record is cool. Being among the 'hell is other people' camp makes the whole social media thing about as useful as teats on a bull (no offense to trans farm animals intended or implied).

      • emmelemm

        Hell IS other people. Just roll over my little avatar.

        And yeah, I don't Facebook.

        • widestanceshakedown

          So, I'm in good company here. I knew I'd seen Sartre's quote in someone's avatar, but could not recall whose it was (I roll over so many in a given day).

        • No Facebook here, either.

    • Barrelhse

      It's hard enough to get a little peace and quiet.

  • littlebigdaddy

    Remember Haymarket! Seriously…a completely nonviolent labor protest was turned into a bloodbath by agents provacateurs and Chicago PD. I would not be surprised if something similar happened in Michael Bloomberg's NYC. Watch out, friends.

  • sati_demise

    They can always shut down the bridges and trains. they shut down the Brooklyn Bridge last night before the raid.

  • sati_demise

    Robert Reich speaking at occupy Cal right now.

  • Negropolis

    Maybe as far as the physical occupation portion of this is concerned, they could occupy Central Park for the winter, and fan out for actions as needed? It'd be harder to corral them, and the occupiers would have more space and be closer to the region's transit hub.

    • BlueStateLibel

      You know who else set up temporary housing in Central Park when times were bad? We could call it Bloomieville!

      • Negropolis

        You know who else set up temporary housing in Central Park when times were bad?

        My thoughts exactly.

  • datateday

    If they use DARPA ear pain devices you gotta use DARPA ear muff devices!

    • Geminisunmars

      Where can I get one?

      • datateday

        Well, your standard GOP-bullshit ear muffs will work almost as well. The DARPA ear pain devices inarguably have the exact same kind of tone that Reagan had so you should get by after all!

  • Dok-cupy Everything

    I want a copy of that poster!

  • BlueStateLibel

    The good news is that tanks are too small to fit in the streets of lower Manhattan. The bad news is cop horses can kick you hard in the knees. Be safe, friends.

    • Negropolis

      The other good news is that horses have a very difficult time fitting on the subway cars that protestors will eventually have to use for their escape. That's not even to mention how comical it would be to see the mounted police trying to navigate an escalator. lol

  • This is ballsy and brilliant. Well played, occupados.

  • Could this be why the Tea Party favors Hovarounds??? Horses afraid of them???

  • Re: Poster – ok, but it looks to me like some poor idiot coming carrying two bags of groceries got caught between a bunch of tanks and a mass of protestors???

    • Negropolis

      You may be the only person that that thought occured to and will ever occur to without prompting.

      • Hey, this is a lightning round! I just say the first thing that comes into my mind!

  • vulpes82

    Maybe I'm just a Tool of the Capitalist Oppressors, but is anyone else a little mad about them appropriating Tiananmen Square for a (very, very purdy) post? I support the Occupy movement all the way, but this is not Communist China in 1989.

    • hagajim

      Not yet anyway

    • Gleem_McShineys

      Just give President Bachmann a chance to work her magic eyes on those Bane Johnson thingies!

      • Biff

        Yep, when she takes a look, shit disappears!

    • Rosie_Scenario

      I guess not, they have health insurance.

  • A better tactic would be to occupy the taxi cabs – that might actually inconvenience high rollers more than the poor slobs who take the subway.

    • hagajim

      Nah – you'd need to occupy the limos for that.

  • paris biltong

    Former Goldman Sachs people are now in charge of Italy and the European Central Bank. In Greece, they've been in control for some time and their man is now officially in power. Occupy Europe!

    • hagajim

      Just read "Shock Doctrine" by Naomi Wolff (sp?) and you can see exactly what the neoliberals are up to…and I don't mean liberal ina good way in this case.

  • hagajim

    Occupy everyfuckingthing you all can! Go team! I just wish there was a little more lead time and I would go meself.

  • WeHaveIssues

    Aha, Bloomberg, aha. Little pissant.
    You can have the park, we'll take the city.

  • KeepFnThatChicken

    I am scared to click anything in facebook. Afraid I might see titties.

  • Allmighty_Manos

    This will be awesome – just like this.

  • Callyson

    Meanwhile, in the City by the Bay, they know how to appeal to police officers:
    Police in riot gear face down Occupy protesters inside bank…
    Some demonstrators…taunted police: "You're sexy, you're cute, take off your riot suit!"

  • ttommyunger

    Wish I could be there.

  • sbj1964

    The Republicans are winning the war on the middle class. Over the last few months I have read the most vile things the conservative right wing has had to say about the 99%. I make a good living ,but I have never been rich enough to vote Republican.The people in the streets are all of us; and the jerk-offs that degrade them are the reason this country has become dysfunctional. They make fun of them .they call them names like Communist ? Anarchist ? and the UN-washed masses like they are some how better. Fox News paints a picture that is part of a plan to create a divide between Americans. We are better than what we have been. We are better than anything we can imagine. Don't let the Rich 1% that controls the mindless Troll army of the Republicans win the hearts,and minds of the middle class. The 99% is YOU unless you make over $300,000 a year,and can afford to vote republican . Why did 50% of the bush tax cuts go to the top 2%. We are the middle class ,and we are tired of being screwed by our own elected congress! I am Spartacus !

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