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This page is being maintained by The Other 99. We have been a PRIMARY source of the peaceful occupation of Zuccotti Park since Day One. We continue to report from the front lines, fueled by small donations from all around the world. We attempt to remain objective while filing reports, however we do weave together a narrative that can be followed during the ongoing Media Blackout. We encourage an open, honest dialogue in every community across the country on how to move America forward. We encourage every citizen to make their voice heard. We reject hate speech and manufactured divisions by some in the Corporate Media. JOIN US. This will not be televised...

Mission: On Monday, September 26, at 12pm local time, we invite the Top 1% to an open, honest dialogue about how to move our country forward. We cannot speak for every voice present here, and we do not represent the entire community. We also do not have access to millionaire lobbyists. But we do want to have a seat at the negotiating table with those who have rigged the political system to their advantage. We want to *begin* the dialogue to create American jobs, to provide affordable healthcare to the near 50 million Americans without insurance, to bring our brave troops home, and to invest in the infrastructure and education that will give the next generation a better future. JOIN US. This will not be televised...

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From Fox News Latino:"The Occupy Wall Street movement turned its attention to immigration on Sunday in honor of Internat...
12/19/2011
Occupy Movement Tackles Immigration on International Migrants Day

From Fox News Latino:

"The Occupy Wall Street movement turned its attention to immigration on Sunday in honor of International Migrants Day.

In rallies in New York and Los Angeles, hundreds turned out to draw attention to immigrant working rights and immigration policies.
In New York, hundreds of demonstrators, under the banner #ImmigrantsOccupy/#D18, braved the bitter cold and marched from Foley Square in Lower Manhattan to Zuccotti Park, the birthplace of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

People sang, danced and did street theater during the march, which was more festive than confrontational.

"It was a good first step to be visual and have a lot of people come out and support us," said Mariano Muñoz, one of the organizers of the march. "If some of the people in the Occupy movement in the past hadn't talked about immigration, or focused on immigration, they definitely are now."

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2011/12/19/occupy-movement-tackles-immigration-on-international-migrants-day/

In marches in New York and Los Angeles, Occupy Wall Street turns its attention to immigration.

John Kneffel writes about his arrest while simply taking pictures in a public building: “You got press credentials?”...
12/19/2011
My 37 hours with the NYPD

John Kneffel writes about his arrest while simply taking pictures in a public building:

“You got press credentials?”

I barely had time to say no to the mustachioed White Shirt before he grabbed my forearm and threw me to the ground. As he brought me down I transferred my smartphone – which I had been using to document the NYPD’s aggressive arrests following the impromptu celebration in the Winter Garden on Dec. 12 – to my left hand and then my pocket."

http://www.salon.com/2011/12/14/my_37_hours_with_the_nypd/

Why it is important for occupiers to see the inside of the prison-industrial complex

From the Huffington Post: "What you are seeing is the culmination of social media, citizen journalism and what I call 's...
12/16/2011
What Television Can Learn From Digital Occupy

From the Huffington Post:

"What you are seeing is the culmination of social media, citizen journalism and what I call 'small technology,' a cell phone and a hotspot," says Henry Ferry, who together with Tim Pool launched a primary source of independent media www.theother99.tv on day one of Occupy Wall Street -- and hasn't looked back.

"I don't think that mass media know what to do with this and I am surprised that they haven't found a way to take [these productions] and at least package them as their own," he says. It is not as if this stuff is so new, notes Ferry. But it is far from mainstream. "You'll know it's jumped the shark when a big company does it."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/catherine-warren/what-television-can-learn_b_1152083.html

What can the mass media 1 percent learn from the digital 99 percent? Today, it seems that the media splits unevenly into the "haves" and the "have apps."

From ABC News:  “I’ve never said anything to that child,” [Jamie] Hein said. “If I have to stick up for my white...
12/15/2011
Exclusive: 'White Only' Pool Sign Owner Explains

From ABC News: “I’ve never said anything to that child,” [Jamie] Hein said. “If I have to stick up for my white rights, I have to stick up for my white rights. It goes both ways.”

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/12/exclusive-white-only-pool-sign-owner-explains/

A female landlord, Jamie Hein, had a sign that read, "Public Swimming Pool, White Only" hanging on a gate at her house and her private pool. (Photo credit: Ohio Civil Rights Commission) An Ohio landlord accused of discriminating against an African-American girl with a “white only” sign at her swimmi...

12/14/2011
The Media Messenger of Zuccotti Park - Person of the Year 2011 - TIME

Time magazine's Person of the Year is "The Protester". Watch this report on Tim Pool and The Other 99 as cameras followed during the #N17 Day of Action.

Thanks to all of you who were with us from the very beginning..

http://ti.me/um1zW3

How an activist/journalist's live video stream from New York City's Zuccotti Park garnered mainstream attention and helped galvanize a movement

From Bloomberg:  "Citigroup Inc. (C) Chief Executive Officer Vikram Pandit said the bank will cut about 4,500 jobs in co...
12/06/2011
How many ex-bankers will join #OWS? "Citigroup Plans to Cut 4,500 Jobs"

From Bloomberg: "Citigroup Inc. (C) Chief Executive Officer Vikram Pandit said the bank will cut about 4,500 jobs in coming quarters as he seeks to trim costs amid slumping revenue.

Citigroup will take a charge of about $400 million in the fourth quarter tied to the reductions, including severance, Pandit, 54, said today during an investor conference in New York. Citigroup, the third-biggest U.S. lender by assets, employed about 267,000 people at the end of the third quarter, according to a quarterly filing.

The bank said in September it would limit hiring only to “critical” jobs to control costs and boost revenue as regulations on minimum capital levels take effect. Financial firms worldwide have cut more than 200,000 jobs this year, up from about 58,000 last year and 174,000 in 2009, according to data compiled by Bloomberg."


http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-06/citigroup-to-cut-4-500-jobs-on-slumping-revenue-take-400-million-charge.html

Citigroup Inc. Chief Executive Officer Vikram Pandit said the bank will cut about 4,500 jobs in coming quarters as he seeks to trim costs amid slumping revenue.

THE AP reports: "LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A mother who had been denied welfare benefits killed herself and shot her two ch...
12/06/2011
Mom Shoots Self, Kids After Being Denied Welfare

THE AP reports: "LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A mother who had been denied welfare benefits killed herself and shot her two children after a seven-hour standoff at a government social services office, police said.

The children, a 10-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl, were in critical condition Tuesday, Laredo police investigator Joe Baeza said.

The standoff began around 5 p.m. Monday afternoon. Baeza said the woman was speaking with two employees when she pulled out a gun and said she wanted to speak to a supervisor. When the supervisor arrived, he convinced her to let the employees go in exchange for keeping him."

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/12/06/us/AP-US-Texas-Welfare-Shootings.html?_r=1&hp

Police in Laredo, Texas, say a mother who was turned down for welfare benefits killed herself and shot her two children after a seven-hour standoff at a government social services office.

From Salon.com: "They wrote on my hand with a permanent marker and then after I felt something pointy and metallic scrap...
12/05/2011
Occupy protesters “branded” with UV ink

From Salon.com: "They wrote on my hand with a permanent marker and then after I felt something pointy and metallic scraping across my skin,” wrote protester Nina Haigh on Facebook, continuing:

I immediately asked “What are you doing” and they simply said we wrote on you with a pen and showed me a bunch of various pens in her hand.

I didn’t argue about it and I was unable to look at my hands as they were tied behind my back with zipties. As soon as I was released I looked at my hands and there was no ink on them from a pen. …

This morning we tested my hands under a black light and sure enough there was a number 2! The freaky thing is this is IN my skin, washing my hands and scrubbing with abrasives will not get this off…. perhaps in several months of my skin cells renewing themselves if will eventually fade.

What ever ink that is in there is irritating my skin slightly and its a very terrible feeling that they put a substance in my body with out my consent and then later lied about it."

http://www.salon.com/2011/11/30/occupy_protesters_branded_with_uv_ink/singleton/

Montreal police borrow tactic from club bouncers to stop protesters from returning to public square

From the NY Times: "The American unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to its lowest level in two and a half years in N...
12/02/2011
U.S. Adds 120,000 Jobs; Unemployment Drops to 8.6%

From the NY Times: "The American unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to its lowest level in two and a half years in November, despite the many global crises batting against the economy.

The jobless rate fell to 8.6 percent, after having been stuck around 9 percent for most of 2011, the Labor Department said Friday. A separate survey of employers, which economists pay more attention to than the rate, also brought modestly good news: Companies added 120,000 jobs last month, after adding 100,000 jobs in October."

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/03/business/economy/us-adds-120000-jobs-unemployment-drops-to-8-6.html?hp

The jobless rate fell to its lowest level since March 2009, partly on a shrinking labor pool, the Labor Department said Friday.

From Fast Company: "The best ground view of Occupy Wall Street comes from a former skateboard videographer and a one-tim...
11/24/2011
Tim Pool And Henry Ferry: The Men Behind Occupy Wall Street's Live Stream | Fast Company

From Fast Company: "The best ground view of Occupy Wall Street comes from a former skateboard videographer and a one-time Realtor, aka Tim Pool and Henry Ferry of The Other 99. With little more than mobile phones they've offered a perspective that the mainstream media can't match. Here's how."

http://www.fastcompany.com/1796352/occupy-wall-street-tim-pool-henry-ferry

[The Other 99. Foreground: reporter, videographer Tim Pool; background: Henry Ferry]

Bob Sullivan reports:  "The revolution will be Ustreamed. When police ran Occupy Wall Street protestors out of Zuccotti ...
11/16/2011
"The revolution will be Ustreamed" - After 16 hours on air at Wall Street protests, a Ustream star i

Bob Sullivan reports:

"The revolution will be Ustreamed.

When police ran Occupy Wall Street protestors out of Zuccotti Park in the middle of the night on Tuesday, there was really only one way to watch it live: On Tim Pool's "TheOther99" video stream. Pool, armed only with a cellphone and donated backup batteries, filmed the event through the night. He hosted the coverage news anchor style, the way Brian Williams would, talking almost continuously, stopping occasionally to conduct interviews.

It might have looked a bit like grainy home video, but Pool had a sizable international audience. His Ustream.TV "channel" had, at various times, more than 20,000 simultaneous viewers, an audience some cable channels might envy. The audience exploded when word went out across Twitter that Pool’s stream was the best way to watch the protests online."

http://redtape.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/15/8826646-after-16-hours-on-air-at-wall-street-protests-a-ustream-star-is-born

The revolution will be Ustreamed. When police ran Occupy Wall Street protestors out of Zuccotti Park in the middle of the night on Tuesday, there was really only one way to watch it live: On Tim Pool's "TheOther99" video stream.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: "Mayor Jean Quan's chief legal adviser resigned early this morning after what he ca...
11/14/2011
#OccupyOakland: Mayor Quan's top legal adviser resigns over raid

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: "Mayor Jean Quan's chief legal adviser resigned early this morning after what he called a "tragically unnecessary" police raid of the Occupy Oakland camp.

Dan Siegel, a civil rights attorney and one of Oakland's most active and vocal police critics, said the city should have done more to work with campers before sending in police.

"The city sent police to evict this camp, arrest people and potentially hurt them," Siegel said. "Obviously, we're not on the same page. It's an amazing show of force to move tents from a public place."

Mayor Jean Quan's chief legal adviser resigned early this morning after what he called a "tragically unnecessary" police raid of the Occupy Oakland camp. Dan Siegel, a civil rights attorney who was one of the city's...

11/11/2011
Governor Haslam wants DA to drop Occupy Nashville charges, 55 total arrested

The Tenesseean reports: "Gov. Bill Haslam wants to drop charges against the 49 people arrested during his administration’s short-lived attempt to evict Occupy Nashville protesters from War Memorial Plaza.

Haslam spokesman David Smith announced Thursday that the governor will be asking the Metro district attorney to drop misdemeanor criminal trespassing charges, even as the group reoccupies the plaza in force. The Tennessee Highway Patrol issued the citations to protesters after a night court judge refused to sign warrants for their arrests.

Mike Anger, who was arrested, dragged off the plaza and cited twice, was relieved to hear he might not be heading to court or facing a $50 fine and up to 90 days in jail for each misdemeanor count of criminal trespassing.

“That’s awesome. That means a lot,” said Anger, who was working Thursday afternoon to set up a solar panel that would power the group’s nightly webcasts from the plaza. “It kind of gives me new faith in the governor."

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111111/NEWS/311110076/Haslam-wants-DA-to-drop-Occupy-Nashville-charges

Governor wants to drop charges against the 49 people arrested during his administrations short-lived attempt to evict protesters from War Memorial Plaza.

From the SF Chronicle: "A debate over the use of police force has reignited at the UC Berkeley campus after videos surfa...
11/11/2011
UC Police Capt.: "The individuals who linked arms and actively resisted, that in itself is an act of

From the SF Chronicle: "A debate over the use of police force has reignited at the UC Berkeley campus after videos surfaced showing officers repeatedly shoving and jabbing screaming students who tried to keep officers from dismantling a nascent Occupy encampment.

The videos taken by protesters, journalists and casual observers show UC Berkeley police and Alameda County sheriff's deputies in riot gear ordering students with linked arms to leave a grassy area outside the campus administration building Wednesday. When the students didn't move, police lowered their face shields and began hitting the protesters with batons."

UC Police Captain Margo Bennet was quoted saying the following: "The individuals who linked arms and actively resisted, that in itself is an act of violence. I understand that many students may not think that, but linking arms in a human chain when ordered to step aside is not a nonviolent protest."

A debate over the use of police force has reignited at the UC Berkeley campus after videos surfaced showing officers repeatedly shoving and jabbing screaming students who tried to keep officers from dismantling a...

Local CBS afiliate KMOX reports: "There’s another twist to the Kiener Plaza occupation; at two o’clock this afternoo...
11/11/2011
BREAKING NEWS: 2PM Speech by Former STL Police Officer on witnessing police brutality firsthand..

Local CBS afiliate KMOX reports: "There’s another twist to the Kiener Plaza occupation; at two o’clock this afternoon a former St. Louis County Police officer plans to deliver a speech about police brutality.

The notification came in last night. The information is sketchy; the officer who will be making the statement is not mentioned but it involves a group calling themselves “Occupy Police Team & Officers of the 99.” The speech, according to the release will involve what the group calls history with St Louis Police and brutal tactics used against protesters by some departments. It will also include the officers own firsthand experience with police brutality.

The goal according to the group is to call out Mayor Slay and put an end to what they call the planned raid 3 o’clock this afternoon."

BREAKING NEWS: 2PM Speech by Former STL Police Officer on witnessing police brutality firsthand.. http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2011/11/11/a-new-twist-to-occupy-st-louis/#.Tr1SEqHSVco.twitter #OWS #OO #OccupySTL

A former St. Louis County Police officer plans to deliver a speech about police brutality.

"An overnight police raid at Memorial Park in Mobile, AL resulted in 20 protesters arrested. Some of the arrests appeare...
11/09/2011
20 Overnight Arrests at Memorial Park in Mobile, Some Report Injuries

"An overnight police raid at Memorial Park in Mobile, AL resulted in 20 protesters arrested. Some of the arrests appeared to be violent. Police had earlier removed the group from Spanish Plaza where they camped in tents for four days. All arrested were charged with 3rd Degree Criminal Trespassing.

Video captured live on Ustream showed some protesters dragged from the park, including one man who suffered abrasions to his back and head which struck the memorial steps. As police threatened arrests, some could be heard pleading with the officers."

Henry James Ferry Founder/Managing Editor An overnight police raid at Memorial Park in Mobile, AL resulted in 20 protesters arrested. Some of the arrests appeared to be violent. Police ...

11/09/2011
Violent Arrests of #OccupyMobile, #OccupyPensacola Protesters at Memorial Park

After being evicted from Spanish Plaza earlier in the day, a group of #OccupyMobile protesters were met by a caravan of at least 20 #OccupyPensacola protesters. In a sign of solidarity, 20 or more protesters peacefully assembled at Memorial Park, in Mobile, AL at approx. 1AM.

After singing "God Bless America", protesters are arrested, some of them violently. Others shout "The People United, WIll Never Be Defeated!" and "The Whole World is Watching!" as more police arrive.

We are confirming other details, including the arrest of a young man operating the video stream. Stay with us for the latest developments..

After being evicted from Spanish Plaza earlier in the day, a group of #OccupyMobile protesters were met by a caravan of at least 20 #OccupyPensacola proteste...

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