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Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:11 PM

Wall Street Banks Coordinate To Fight May Day Protests, Compare Themselves To Elk Hunted By Wolves

Source: ThinkProgress

Organizers and protesters around the world will come together to commemorate International Workers Day tomorrow, and they are taking on familiar targets. Large protest actions are planned in more than 115 American cities, where activists will continue the anti-Wall Street message started by the 99 Percent Movement last fall. The action will again center in New York, where protesters have identified 99 targets in Manhattan, including large Wall Street banks like JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, and Bank of America.

Wall Street banks are pooling resources and coordinating with each other to plan for the New York City protests and will work with local law enforcement to monitor the protests throughout the day. Though the New York-based banks offered no specifics on how they plan to deal with the protests, one security adviser made the laughable comparison that Wall Street banks — the same ones whose errors include triggering the financial crisis and wrongfully foreclosing on thousands of Americans — were innocent elk defending themselves against attacking wolves, Bloomberg reports:

bBanks cooperating on surveillance are like elk fending off wolves in Yellowstone National Park, he said. While other animals try in vain to sprint away alone, elk survive attacks by forming a ring together, he said.

Spokesmen for Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Bank of America, Citigroup Inc. (C), Morgan Stanley (MS), UBS AG (UBSN) and Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN) wouldn’t describe security measures for the protests. One likened commenting to telling al-Qaeda about the bank’s continuity plans.




Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/04/30/473503/wall-street-wolves-may-day-protest/

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Reply Wall Street Banks Coordinate To Fight May Day Protests, Compare Themselves To Elk Hunted By Wolves (Original post)
Galraedia Apr 2012 OP
OffWithTheirHeads Apr 2012 #1
woo me with science Apr 2012 #2
Cleita Apr 2012 #3
Dawson Leery Apr 2012 #4
TexasTowelie Apr 2012 #5
sakabatou Apr 2012 #6
AllyCat Apr 2012 #7
nxylas Apr 2012 #11
truedelphi Apr 2012 #14
AllyCat Apr 2012 #17
FailureToCommunicate May 2012 #34
raouldukelives Apr 2012 #8
caveat_imperator Apr 2012 #9
gratuitous Apr 2012 #13
geardaddy Apr 2012 #10
Iliyah Apr 2012 #12
crunch60 May 2012 #36
Blue Hen Buckeye Apr 2012 #15
annabanana Apr 2012 #16
wordpix Apr 2012 #18
solarman350 Apr 2012 #19
Dont call me Shirley Apr 2012 #20
tclambert Apr 2012 #21
lib2DaBone Apr 2012 #22
midnight Apr 2012 #23
got root Apr 2012 #24
Jefferson23 Apr 2012 #25
KansDem May 2012 #27
Jefferson23 May 2012 #35
KansDem May 2012 #26
muriel_volestrangler May 2012 #28
proverbialwisdom May 2012 #29
proverbialwisdom May 2012 #30
annm4peace May 2012 #31
IDemo May 2012 #32
proverbialwisdom May 2012 #33
lovuian May 2012 #37

Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:18 PM

1. Off with their heads!

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:23 PM

2. Good grief.

It takes some serious nerve for the ones harvesting millions of Americans for profit to claim to be the elks.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:25 PM

3. I think they've got it backwards. The elk are the 99% finally fighting back at the 1% bankster

wolves in self-defense. They love that projection meme to make themselves look like the victims, when they are in fact the predators.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:25 PM

4. No suprise to find the coppers on the same side with the banksters.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:28 PM

5. This makes me want to get my elk hunting license.

The flaw about the elk gathering in a circle as a defense is that when the targets are so concentrated, several of them can be taken out at one time.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:35 PM

6. Projection

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:40 PM

7. Wrong guys. The 99% are the elk who are finally fighting the wolves (read: you)

We have banded together to fight off a deadly force. You jerks are hardly victims.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:53 PM

11. More like bees fighting bears

The bears have been stealing all the honey for years, but the bees have finally realised that one bee can't do much, but a whole swarm....

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Response to nxylas (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 04:35 PM

14. I'm loving your analogy. n/t

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Response to nxylas (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 05:01 PM

17. That's a good one! Thanks :)

Peace.

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Response to nxylas (Reply #11)

Tue May 1, 2012, 05:44 PM

34. The hive! Resistance is futile...

I like your analogy.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:41 PM

8. I wouldn't expecxt people who worship a golden calf

to think any differently.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:50 PM

9. I'm sure while in that ring

one or more elk will backstab their fellow elk (for survival purposes or otherwise) if the opportunity presents itself.

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Response to caveat_imperator (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:58 PM

13. It does sound like a ploy, doesn't it?

I mean, how dumb would you have to be to turn your back on a bankster? Yeah, right, sure, "mutual defense." Uh huh.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:52 PM

10. It's more like this.

the 99% are the Elk, the Wolves are the apologists for the bankers and the bankers are the poachers.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:55 PM

12. ACTUALLY

wall street, banksters, et al., are the ones with machine guns and the 99% have the sticks. The 99% have the body numbers and the 1% have the "money" numbers.

I believe majority of the 99% will vote in November and hoperfully vote a lot of the tea brats out and replace them with progressive women and men.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #12)

Wed May 2, 2012, 03:11 AM

36. The banksters hate and fear large numbers of people, so go OWS, continue to grow,

 

you are the change, you and your courageous protests, will change our future. I am with you.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 04:42 PM

15. May 1 - The real Labor Day.

Because of evens and deaths that happened in America - yet we don't celebrate at the right time - disgusting.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 04:48 PM

16. Oh Brother!.."elk fending off wolves"??

these guys are truly delusional

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 05:50 PM

18. Have you ever seen a male elk's rack? Those banksters know how to stick it to US, like knives

Although I agree, the banksters are the wolves and the 99% are the elk.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 06:16 PM

19. Jump Elk...Jump!

 

--Jump Now and Avoid the RUSH!


[link:|

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 06:17 PM

20. Conmen, the banksters, always love acting the victim while being the predator.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 07:21 PM

21. Wait, there's a wolf analogy in which the Wall Streeters are NOT the pack of wolves?

I suppose if we have an analogy about people attacked by sharks, the Wall Streeters will claim they're not the sharks.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:08 PM

22. A car is going down the road....

 

There is a car going down the road.

There is a Wall Street Banker and a Skunk lying in the road... how do you tell the difference?

There are skid marks by the Skunk.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:17 PM

23. Kick for the workers.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:28 PM

24. lol - the wolf, in little red riding hoods garb, ain't fooling most people any more

 

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 10:28 PM

25. Can someone please make them stop, lol.

One of my favorite signs used to comment on these thieves when the crisis happened was and remains today;

JUMP
YOU FUCKERS

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Response to Jefferson23 (Reply #25)

Tue May 1, 2012, 05:45 AM

27. One of my favorites, too.


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Response to KansDem (Reply #27)

Tue May 1, 2012, 07:12 PM

35. Thanks for posting it, fantastic. n/t

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 05:42 AM

26. "...like elk fending off wolves"



I wonder which "think tank" (P.R. firm) gave them that talking point?!

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 06:04 AM

28. More like Staphylococcus aureus trying to evolve some antibiotic resistance

Parasites have to keep changing, or the hosts will work out a way to expel them.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 12:54 PM

29. Counterpunch Exclusive: Talking With Noam Chomsky, April 30, 2012.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/04/30/talking-with-chomsky/

April 30, 2012

On OWS, Anarchism, Labor, Racism, Corporate Power and the Class War

Talking With Chomsky
by LAURA FLANDERS


A CounterPunch Exclusive

Noam Chomsky has not just been watching the Occupy movement. A veteran of the civil rights, anti-war, and anti-intervention movements of the 1960s through the 1980s, he’s given lectures at Occupy Boston and talked with occupiers across the US. A new publication from the Occupied Media Pamphlet Series brings together several of those lectures, a speech on “occupying foreign policy” and a brief tribute to his friend and co-agitator Howard Zinn.

From his speeches, and in this conversation, it’s clear that the emeritus MIT professor and author is as impressed by the spontaneous, cooperative communities some Occupy encampments created, as he is by the movement’s political impact.

We’re a nation whose leaders are pursuing policies that amount to economic “suicide” Chomsky says. But there are glimmers of possibility – in worker co-operatives, and other spaces where people get a taste of a different way of living.

We talked in his office, for Free Speech TV on April 24.

LF: Let’s start with the big picture. How do you describe the situation we’re in, historically?

NC: There is either a crisis or a return to the norm of stagnation. One view is the norm is stagnation and occasionally you get out of it. The other is that the norm is growth and occasionally you can get into stagnation. You can debate that but it’s a period of close to global stagnation. In the major state capitalists economies, Europe and the US, it’s low growth and stagnation and a very sharp income differentiation a shift — a striking shift — from production to financialization.

The US and Europe are committing suicide in different ways. In Europe it’s austerity in the midst of recession and that’s guaranteed to be a disaster. There’s some resistance to that now. In the US, it’s essentially off-shoring production and financialization and getting rid of superfluous population through incarceration...

<...>

LF: You describe Occupy as the first organized response to a thirty-year class war….

NC: It’s a class war and a war on young people too… that’s why tuition is rising so rapidly. There’s no real economic reason for that. It’s a technique of control and indoctrination. And this is really the first organized significant reaction to it which is important.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 01:02 PM

30. DemocracyNow.org May Day Special on OWS, Immigration, Labor Protests

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/5/1/no_work_no_shopping_occupy_everywhere

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

"No Work, No Shopping, Occupy Everywhere": May Day Special on OWS, Immigration, Labor Protests


As Occupy Wall Street plans nationwide protests marking International Workers Day, or May Day, we discuss the movement with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, Chris Hedges; Amin Husain, editor of Tidal Magazine and a key facilitator of the Occupy movement; Marina Sitrin, author of "Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina" and a member of Occupy’s legal working group; and Teresa Gutierrez, of the May 1st Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights. We also get an update from protests on the streets of New York City from Ryan Devereaux, former Democracy Now! correspondent, now with The Guardian.

“People all over the country are talking about May Day as our day, whether you want to call it 'workers’ holiday' or 'immigrant rights' or 'the 99 percent,'’ says Martina Sitrin, who notes Occupy activists hope to use May Day as a way to also build solidarity with the student movement and non-unionized workers as well. "This year is an important year to revive the struggle for immigrants in the wake of a million of our people being deported," adds Teresa Guitierrez.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 01:02 PM

31. my brother said:

"It is actually, the french aristocrats being protested by french revolutionaries with the guillotine "

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 01:07 PM

32. Will they recruit Caribou Barbie to hunt them from a helicopter? /nt

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Reply #33)

Wed May 2, 2012, 06:17 AM

37. Workers Unite

They are Awesome!!!

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