Nader, Ron Paul, Kucinich Speak to Occupy Wall Street
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Ralph Nader, Ron Paul, and Dennis Kucinich offer words of wisdom to the Occupy Wall Street movement. The Occupy Wall Street movement has tremendous potential, but only if we can resist the wedges that the corporate/government cabal continues to try to drive between us.
There are differences of philosophy between progressives and libertarians, but we CAN agree on at least four issues upon which we can make immediate and concrete demands. Success on these demands would go a very long way toward saving the United States and prevent us from falling deeper into serfdom and slavery.
We may never have a better chance than right now.
Occupy Wall Street vs NYPD
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Uploaded by RTAmerica on Oct 4, 2011
Over the weekend the Occupy Wall Street protesters attempted to take the movement to Brooklyn. During the attempt 700 protesters were arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge. Many of the protesters claim the NYPD didn't give a warning, but NYPD has released a video showing a warning being given to the crowd. Allison Kilkenny, a reporter for The Nation, addresses some of these contradicting reports.
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This blogger had his own fears of just showing up in public, and getting arrested, realized. Not happy to see what I am seeing with in New York City. The State of Connecticut was a wake up call for me in seeing police brutality firsthand, rampant judicial misconduct, and public corruption more the rule than an exception.
We need to fix these problems nationwide, and the world will be better for it.
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Americans Want Smaller Government: Alex Jones Report 2/3
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Uploaded by TheAlexJonesChannel on Oct 4, 2011
Just 5% have trust in legislative branch
October 4, 2011
Amidst historic lows in approval ratings for the federal government, Americans still have confidence in local and state governments, according to a new Gallup poll, a clear indication that the people are sick and tired of big government over reach and wish to see problems dealt with by their locally elected representatives.
"Two-thirds of Americans have a great deal or fair amount of confidence in their local governments to handle local problems, and a solid majority feel the same way about their state government." reports Gallup on findings from its annual Governance poll.
The poll found that just 5% have a "great deal of confidence" in the legislative branch, with less than a third expressing any form of confidence whatsoever.
The Executive branch faired little better with just 17% expressing a great deal of confidence and less than half in total expressing any form of confidence.
"...state and local officials could find that the public trust they enjoy would provide them strong public support for taking more control from Washington" notes Gallup, suggesting that education, health and human services, transportation, environmental regulations, and crime control could see more local and state influence.
Last week, findings indicated unprecedented levels of negativity toward the federal government, with a record high of 81% of Americans indicating that they are dissatisfied with the way the country is being governed.
The survey also found that almost half of the country (49%) believes that the federal government poses an immediate threat to individuals' rights and freedoms.
Dissatisfaction with Congress reaches even higher, with a whopping 82% disapproving of the way Congress is now handling its job.
The poll reflects a deep and growing distrust amongst Americans in an establishment across both parties that has continually and significantly chipped away at American's liberties since 9/11, all but destroyed the economy through both mismanagement and deliberate negligence, and has outright lied to the country on matters of the utmost importance domestically and internationally.