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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 07:20 AM
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Michael Moore helps to "Occupy Wall Street"
Source: CBS/AP

September 27, 2011 4:18 AM
Michael Moore helps to "Occupy Wall Street"

(CBS/AP)

NEW YORK - Protesters camping out in a lower Manhattan plaza to speak out against corporate greed and social inequality got a morale boost Monday from filmmaker activist Michael Moore, who told the crowd they were the start of something big.

"It warms my heart to see all of you here," Moore told the few hundred people gathered at Zuccotti Park as part of the "Occupy Wall Street" protest. He told them they each represented thousands of other Americans, and to not lose heart, that "our power is derived from the people."

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He railed against Wall Street and the richest of the rich, saying "they have tried to take our democracy and turn it into a 'kleptocracy."'

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While the main focus of "Occupy Wall Street" is centered on the financial world, those camping out in the park speak to causes covering the political and social spectrum, from supporters of Ron Paul to the anti-war activists of the Granny Peace Brigade. The protest has also included marches, with mixed results. On Saturday, about 80 people were arrested in tense and sometimes physical interactions with police.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/27/national/main...
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 07:37 AM
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1. The revolution will not be televised.
But it will be recorded.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 07:39 AM
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2. Here is a video of Moore posted last night by kpete:
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 07:41 AM
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3. Moore should pull out all the stops and support them financially
including buying (or renting) Liberty Park for them so they have an undeniable presence.
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Myrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 08:39 AM
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5. I believe he told Joy Behar that ....
... since he couldn't get his book pulled from stores in GA (in protest of the Troy Davis execution), he was going to donate those profits to Project Innocence and to the Wall St. occupiers. I could be wrong, though.
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 09:00 AM
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6. if the game is about money we lose
MM said that our voice is based on people
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 09:07 AM
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8. sure, but the people need money to fight back, hence the old phrase
"an army marches on its stomach," but I understand your point.

They need food and shelter, and if Moore could help provide that it would assist the cause, not deter it, in my opinion.
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 11:29 AM
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13. You're a child of capitalism, no doubt about that.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 12:45 PM
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15. Yes, I am.
thanks for noticing. :toast:
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 08:17 AM
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4. MM is awesome. nt
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zeemike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 09:07 AM
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7. What I would like them to do is turn that park into a feeding station
for the homeless in NYC...with Moors financial help....who knows maybe even the Hog Farm could help.
I think it only fitting that those on wall street get to see the fruit of the tree they swing in.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 09:10 AM
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9. The Arab Spring is TV-worthy, the American Autumn is not I guess. God Bless America!
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 09:48 AM
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10. That's what's needed to get media attention, and it has been
lacking in this protest. Sadly, the media seems to demand that someone with a name they recognize show up before they'll pay attention. Thus has it been for a very long time. Getting "celebrities" or political leaders to show up is almost essential if you're going to get news coverage. I'm glad MM made an appearance there.
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saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 11:43 AM
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14. It's easy to get serious media attention. Just show how your actions will benefit the upper 2%
Edited on Tue Sep-27-11 11:44 AM by saras
Poof. Instant positive media. Even if there's only three of you, and your brains are all running out your noses.

Whatever else Michael Moore does, he sells books and movie tickets. So of course the media show up for him, at least a little.

Otherwise, whining about the corporate media not being "mainstream" is like complaining about Yukon mosquitoes not being friendly.
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joanbarnes Donating Member (204 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 10:26 AM
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11. Oh, if I could only be there....slogging through my daily life, trying to survive.
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windowpilot Donating Member (70 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 10:46 AM
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12. Maybe we can see
Rage Against The Machine, perform again?
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