“We asked our Facebook fans about possible stories this weekend and found a few of our readers curious about the “Occupy Wall Street” protest happening in New York. One reader asked that we help give the story some attention due to an alleged “media black-out,” while another reader suggested we publish evidence showing the protest was not tea party movement driven and had an underlying agenda.
For those who haven’t heard of the event, Occupy Wall Street is a supposedly grassroots organized, “freedom” driven project aimed at coordinated mass protests against big money special interests. These protests are organized in a manner that allows organizers to spread a narrative they they’re looking out for individual liberty and self-governance vs corporate controlled power brokering.
In reality, according to our findings, the Occupy Wall Street effort is an extension of a marger larger, much better coordinated radical leftist global agenda. The agenda, as can be seen in the findings further down this story, appears to be entrenched in a desire to fuel global economic disturbance and instability. Furthermore, when we look into the “players” behind “networked” organizations involved, we find a larger effort hell-bent on global unrest and class warfare.
In fact, the Occupy Wall Street event is a front project for a global socialist/progressive network seeking a unified global system of governance.
First, let’s look at the Wall Street protest. The Occupy Wall Street protest appears to be a part of the “Day of Rage” campaign put together by a global network of “progressive” organizations. According to news reports, about 5,000 gathered in New York City over the weekend.
Protesters who vowed to “occupy Wall Street” are holding their ground in downtown New York, and say they have no plans to leave anytime soon.
The protest started Saturday with a “Day of Rage,” when thousands of people gathered in the Financial District and vowed to stay on Wall Street as long as it takes to make their point that they will “no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%.”
Organizers have said they hoped for as many as 20,000 people to join the protests, but estimates Saturday were that the crowd peaked at around 5,000.
According to that same news story, the protestors are planning for a long term protest against Wall Street.
Although the number has dwindled since Saturday, those remaining seem to be in it for the long haul. According to tweets sent out by Occupy Wall Street, the group has blankets, food, and space heaters available for protesters.
The New York Police Department says that even though the demonstrators don’t have a permit for the protest, they have no plans to remove those protesters who seem determined to stay on the streets.
We need to retake the freedom that has been stolen from the people, altogether.
If you agree that freedom is the right to communicate, to live, to be, to go, to love, to do what you will without the impositions of others, then you might be one of us.
If you agree that a person is entitled to the sweat of their brows, that being talented at management should not entitle others to act like overseers and overlords, that all workers should have the right to engage in decisions, democratically, then you might be one of us.
If you agree that freedom for some is not the same as freedom for all, and that freedom for all is the only true freedom, then you might be one of us.
If you agree that power is not right, that life trumps property, then you might be one of us.
If you agree that state and corporation are merely two sides of the same oppressive power structure, if you realize how media distorts things to preserve it, how it pits the people against the people to remain in power, then you might be one of us.
Most tea partiers would certainly agree that our freedom has been stolen. And to an extent, you would probably find a lot of common grown on the five points listed above. Where the water gets very, VERY murky is in the recommend responsive actions the group is calling for.
And so we call on people to act
We call for protests to remain active in the cities. Those already there, to grow, to organize, to raise consciousnesses, for those cities where there are no protests, for protests to organize and disrupt the system.
We call for workers to not only strike, but seize their workplaces collectively, and to organize them democratically. We call for students and teachers to act together, to teach democracy, not merely the teachers to the students, but the students to the teachers. To seize the classrooms and free minds together.
We call for the unemployed to volunteer, to learn, to teach, to use what skills they have to support themselves as part of the revolting people as a community.
We call for the organization of people’s assemblies in every city, every public square, every township.
We call for the seizure and use of abandoned buildings, of abandoned land, of every property seized and abandoned by speculators, for the people, for every group that will organize them.
#1 is sort of coherent in some aspects. The tea party movement began with hundreds of thousands of regular Americans hitting the streets in protest. Only difference is the protests were in place to disrupt the corrupt government machine in Washington, not the economic engine we all work and prosper within.
#2 is where it starts getting a bit strange. In fact, #2 reads like a guide book for the mess that unfolded in Wisconsin since January. #3 is a logical organizing strategy since so many people are unemployed under progressive political agendas that destroy jobs.
#4 is same as #1, and #5 is downright freighting. The group calls for the seizure of land and doesn’t specify the type of land it’s calling for. Is this privately owned property?
This is a pretty clear yet subtle attempt to initiate class warfare disguised as innocent protests. The surface message is one a lot of Americans can agree with. Corporations have become powerful in the political process and corrupt government is bought and paid for.
We get that. What we don’t get is the Occupy Wall Street method of “fixing the problem,” and who is behind the effort to bring it all together.
So let’s look a little deeper, shall we?
As mentioned earlier in this post, the Occupy Wall Street effort is tied to the U.S. “Day of Rage.” I can’t confirm how closely tied together the two are, but Occupy Wall Street regularly promotes the Day of Rage events and website across their own pages.
The U.S. Day of Rage organizing hub is an incredibly well planned out and coordinated website. Their Google Map mash-up includes Wifi hotspots, restrooms (they even posted Unisex restrooms…), spots where arrests are being reported and the locations for temporary protests vs permanent occupation areas.
I don’t want to spend too much time on this group as there us another one far more telling, but there is an important gem on their about page we should look at. Notice on the U.S. Day of Rage “About” page they call for… wait for it… a Constitutional Convention!
Free and fair elections produce the kind of stewardship our nation desperately needs, because they ensure that citizens can influence their destiny, and make genuine contributions to society.
Free and fair elections remedy the myriad ills and abuses of a corrupt and illegitimate government, which preys on the resources and spirits of citizens.
These abuses and ills are listed on the official US Day of Rage twitter hash tag #usdor.
For these reasons, we come together now to organize state and national non-violent protests and assemblies of people to demand that integrity be restored to our elections.
The Framers created a method for escaping from captured government—an Article V Constitutional Convention. If 34 states pass resolutions calling for convention all sides have the op to argue for changes they believe will restore democracy. Any amendment proposed must then be ratified by 38 states to become law.
This is important to note because many within the tea party movement have been calling for a Constitutional Convention as well. Take a recent Politico story, for example.
Small pockets of tea party activists across the country are trying to build momentum for a modern-day constitutional convention, ramping up pressure on Congress to pass a balanced-budget amendment and address the debt crisis.
It would take 34 states to approve such a convention, so it remains more of a theoretical exercise than a real threat to the Constitution. Yet at least 30 state legislatures, including Texas, Missouri and Virginia, are mulling over resolutions either calling for a national Article V convention or urging Congress to propose changes to the Constitution.
When you’ve got a radical group of globalists calling for the same thing many tea partiers are calling for, you have to ask “who does this benefit?” before choosing a side of the argument to join. First, another question might be “how do we know these groups are radical globalists?”
Which leads me to a final group in the web worth pointing out. Meet October 11, another group promoted by and networked into the Occupy Wall Street effort.
The October 11 organization is so deeply entrenched in open socialism, communism and globalism it’s hard to know where to start. Let’s look at a few bullet points to help kick it off.
The group/organization who designed the website (May/First) uses “growing networks to build a just world” as their slogan and boasts projects such as International Techie Congress, World Social Forum, United States Social Forum and Climate Change Campaigns. The leadership committee is a fusion of leftist progressives and union hacks.
October 11 is a project of the “Alliance for Global Justice,” a radical globalist group seeking unified world governance.
According to October 11′s issues page, they believe the internet and media airwaves is/are a “public good” that must be governed to keep it “accurate and accountable” to the people. The also call for universal healthcare, carbon-free energy economy, and for the federal government to be “accountable to international law.”
Their list of partner organizations includes ANSWER, Code Pink, the Green Party, the New Progressive Alliance, People for a New Society, Single Payer Action and many, many more.
If that list isn’t enough, take a look at their leadership page.
Maria Allwine – Community organizer, peace and justice activist, former co-chair of the Maryland Green Party and worked on single-payer health care and LGBTQ rights.
Ellen Barfield is a full-time peace and justice activist who serves on national boards or committees of War Resisters League, Veterans For Peace, School of the Americas Watch, and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
Ellen Davidson‘s 30-plus years of activism include being on the staff of the New York-based Guardianradical newsweekly and working with Covert Action Information Bulletin, the American Committee on Africa, the North American Committee on Latin America, and the Palestine Aid Society, among other groups.
Mark Mason, PhD – is an advocate for environmental protection and inner-city environmental justice, electoral campaign finance reform, free public colleges (no tuition), and justice for Filipinos.
Devra Morice is an activist from New York and a member of the Organizing Committee for Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS), an organization that puts forth a vision of a radical democratic program where people at all levels have direct control over the decisions that affect their lives (Some bio content quoted from source) There ya have it, folks. Is the “Occupy Wall Street” event in any way tied to the tea party movement? Absolutely not. Does it represent the values of the tea party movement? Absolutely not. Is it a front for a dastardly agenda plotted by radical globalists?
You bet it is.