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    Group behind ‘Occupy Wall Street’ planning 50-day ‘White House Siege’ through Election Day

    Group behind ‘Occupy Wall Street’ planning 50-day ‘White House Siege’ through Election Day

    “It’s time again for dramatic, decisive action. Which is why, on September 17th, in the original and enduring spirit of Occupy, we and tens of thousands of our fellow citizens will stream into Lafayette Square, in Washington. D.C.”

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    Adbusters was the group credited with creating the Occupy Wall Street movement that ‘occupied’ not only Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan, but much of our news coverage in 2011.

    Here’s a small sampling of our coverage:

    Occupy Wall Street never went away in spirit. In many ways, it set the stage for and is the inspiration of the current Anifa anarchist movement.

    Now Adbusters has a new project, a 50-day ‘siege’ of the White House in the run up to the November 3 election.

    https://twitter.com/Adbusters/status/1288193793267625984

    September 17 is significant, because that was the date in 2011 that the occupation of Zuccotti Park started.

    Adbusters writes at its website:

    All right, all you activists:

    It’s been nine years since we set off the political earthquake of #OccupyWallStreet, laying siege to NYC’s Zuccotti Park and inspiring thousands of similar protests around the world.

    The Occupy anniversary arrives September 17th, 2020. And it may be the perfect day to trigger another global big-bang moment — a massive collective action of the sweetest kind of disobedience.

    The why hardly needs recitation. Because, for these nine years, the shadows have only grown longer. Inequality has soared. Not a single Wall Street CEO spent a night in jail for his role in the 2008 financial meltdown. Politicians and corporate criminals continue to savage the public trust with impunity. And all the while, this howling void of a president, his sins too many to name, sits smugly atop a corona death-toll that may surpass two-hundred thousand Americans by Christmas.

    It’s time again for dramatic, decisive action. Which is why, on September 17th, in the original and enduring spirit of Occupy, we and tens of thousands of our fellow citizens will stream into Lafayette Square, in Washington. D.C.

    We will lay siege to the White House. And we will sustain it for exactly fifty days. This is the #WhiteHouseSiege.

    A siege only works if it is sustained. We witnessed this — the multiplying power of a strategic occupation — nine years ago. You dig in, hold your ground, and the tension accumulates, amplifies, goes global.

    It’s hard to know just how likely this is to happen. If it happens, the person currently ‘occupying’ the White House will be happy with the optics.

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    Might be interesting for vets and others from all states to show up to escort them out of DC.


     
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    ScottTheEngineer | August 9, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    Democrats want the optics of Secret service agents shooting Rio…Mostly Peaceful Protestors.

    CNN will run this 24/7.

    I wonder if we’ll get to see clips of the rioters getting paid when they step off the buses.

    do they have to do a 14 day quarantine first?

    The White House needs to issue a very short statement.

    Protesters will be protected.
    Rioters, looters, and arsonists will be arrested and prosecuted.

    Laying “siege” to the White House by parking themselves in Lafayette Square?

    That’s more of a pain in the rear end to anyone who is actually physically showing up for work at the office buildings in that area, any businesses, including restaurants, that are open in the area (especially when it comes to use of their bathrooms), and people driving in the area.


       
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      DSHornet in reply to p. | August 10, 2020 at 7:42 am

      Be generous. Set up portapotties and service them weekly. No showers, just the essentials. Offload a pallet of MRE’s. When they complain, tell them they have the essentials of input/output and the luxuries are their responsibility. We’ll see how long they last.

      Oh, yes, don’t forget the fleas, lice, chiggers, and multiple skunks.
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