The Occupy Lawrence Protest

By Nick Krug · October 17, 2011 · Comment on this

Lawrence resident Jason Phoenix talks about the Occupy Lawrence protest at South Park, which is organized to coincide with the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York.

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Dan Eyler 6 years, 7 months ago

Just another reason to avoid Mass. I really enjoyed Baldwin last Saturday. The maple leaf festival was great. It was packed. Anyone else get away from the Lawrence rat race?

Bossa_Nova 6 years, 7 months ago

looks like a good place to get together with similar minds and smoke some ganja and discuss why the ganja should be added to the list of entitlements supplied by the state

deec 6 years, 7 months ago

If they just wanted to hang out and toke up, they would opt for a location that didn't involve sleeping outside when its 45 degrees. People of all ages are sleeping out in the cold voluntarily to bring attention to economic and social injustice.

deec 6 years, 7 months ago

He corrected the error. There is an "R" above the space where it belongs on the sign. By the way, abbreviations like Dr. and mgt. require periods. Dr. does not need to be capitalized unless it is used as an honorific title, or is the first word in a sentence.Sentences need subjects and verbs. "Real diverse group" is a sentence fragment. Your last sentence is a question, so requires a question mark at the end.

Richard Heckler 6 years, 7 months ago

Hey let's promote removing one of the largest entitlements from the budget!

Tax cuts aka the ENTITLEMENT program for the wealthy which do nothing to make an economy strong or produce jobs. Tax cuts are an tax increase to others in order to make up the loss in revenue = duped again.

Still A Bad Idea – Bush Tax Cuts - The ENTITLEMENT program for the wealthy at the expense of the middle class = duped one more time.

Then throw all of the Wall Street frauds and bandits in jail PLUS make them pay back the missing trillions of $$$. Just where the hell did this money go?

crittersister 6 years, 7 months ago

Occupiers are protesting the greed of the top 1%, the multimillionaires. Small businesses on Mass St. don't qualify. US Bank would be a good target however.

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 7 months ago

Thinking about taking the oldest grandson with me to camp out with the "Occupyers" this weekend.I'm hoping it will inspire a better grade in social studies. He's always so fascinated with the protest stories from the 60's. A good sit-in never hurt anybody.

Richard Heckler 6 years, 7 months ago

Stand with Occupy Wall Street Not a single banker has gone to jail for crimes that led to the financial meltdown.

Sign The Petition

Flap Doodle 6 years, 7 months ago

How many threads did you spam with the same message, merrill?

Armored_One 6 years, 7 months ago

I didn't know camping on public property within city limits was legal...

Richard Heckler 6 years, 7 months ago

November 3, 2011 – Washington, DC

National Nurses United International Day of Action: Make Wall Street Pay

As the leaders of the G-20 nations meet in France November 3, 2011 to address the global economic crisis, join with nurses, consumer advocates and union allies as part of actions around the world to send a message from Main Street: Wall Street must pay for the devastation they’ve caused to our communities.

A Wall Street Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) can raise $350 billion per year in the U.S. to provide living wage jobs, guaranteed healthcare, a secure retirement for all, quality public education, good housing and protection from hunger. European workers want the benefits of the FTT in their own countries as well.

November 3, 2011, we will tell Congress and economic policy makers in Washington: Tax Wall Street.

Thursday, November 3, 2011 11:30 am — Lafayette Square 3:00 pm — Lobby on Capitol Hill

Flap Doodle 6 years, 7 months ago

How many threads did you spam with this same post, merrill? BTW, you are forgetting that attribution thing again. Plagiarism is killing the planet.

Richard Heckler 6 years, 7 months ago

Seize the time! Occupy everything, demand and fight for everything!

Statement by the Bail Out the People Movement in support of students and activists in Denver Colorado who are embarking on an occupation of the largest university campus in the state.

Bail Out the People Movement, like many others, is inspired by the tremendous movement that has been unleashed around the country. The occupation movement has captured the imagination of so many who have been suffering under the conditions of a system that is in a deep and intractable crisis. BOPM salutes the achievements of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. This movement must not and cannot be stopped.

Of course, the Occupy Wall Street Movement is not perfect; no movement is. Clearly, this movement will not be able to realize its full revolutionary potential unless the most thoughtful and serious activists within its ranks struggle to overcome any and all barriers to the movements full union with communities of color, and those who because of race, religion, gender or class bear the brunt of inequality and oppression.

Activists in communities of color and others have taken on the task of developing consciousness and using the space opened up to help bring about such a full union.

We stand with all people struggling and fighting and say continue forward. Seize the time! Occupy everything, demand and fight for everything!

Sean Livingstone 6 years, 7 months ago

People have to realize that it takes two hands to clap.... (maybe more).... the bankers, the homeowners, and of course the real estate agents... to all fall under the pits together, but some bankers get away with it...

tbaker 6 years, 6 months ago

Even though freezing rain and sub-zero wind-chill will be the end of this bed wetter’s collective tantrum, these indolent parasites will no-doubt continue their activities by “occupying” a heated space someone else is working to pay for. I bet there are more than a lot of parents who will be sad to see this end.

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