Occupy Financial District: Peaceful Occupation on California St, San Francisco
San Francisco, California – September 17th, 2011 – Plans for a peaceful occupation in San Francisco are under way after the #occupywallstreet campaign has gone viral.
Activists and citizens on the West Coast who cannot venture to New York City are gathering to display a sister movement in San Francisco to protest against fiscal irresponsibility, corporatocracy, and general dissent with the United States leadership. Occupy Financial District SF is partnering with numerous activist organizations on the West Coast to combine numbers and media attention. The non-violent rally is set to take place on September 17th, 2011, at 555 California Street in San Francisco at 2 p.m. with plans to maintain an on-going occupation until demands are met.
Occupy Financial District San Francisco is looking for interested persons to discuss logistics. Additional tasks are also in need of fulfillment, particularly technology and transportation. Please direct all questions and suggestions to the contact information provided below.
I have a request for any of my followersof strong mind and stomach. You do not have to have a sound mind just a strong one.A friend of mine and my partner whitedork (see reblog below)..Passed away two weeks ago.. Some of our mutual friends set up a Facebook memorial page for him which got hijacked by an infamous troll group. They are now spamming the pages with TERRIBLE memes mocking his death. We have tried reporting them and the page to have it taken down we even tried counter-troll floods to no avail. This is causing his family and friends undue suffering and pain. Can you please help us by reporting this facebook page? Please do not feed the trollz they will only troll harder. We just want the page to disappear. Hopefully some of you out there reading this would be up to the task to help us help our friend Rest in Peace finally.
Thank you I owe you a million reblogs. The post below is my partner (whitedork) saying farewell to our friend as well as Jesse’s last known work. He was absolutely Brilliant. R.I.P. Smoke/Jesse <3
Tonight, a treasured member of the Intercom #emcom team died before his time. He was a jokester, a talented cryptoanarchist, fellow discordian - and dear freind of mine. I just recieved the news - after coming home from a big protest in San Francisco. He was with us in spirit. I dedicate tonight’s victory to him.
He wrote something fitting. It’s something he held inside. A common dream we all shared. I think it’s fitting to remember him with his words. He had such fire inside of him…
Musing... (Feel free to Kopimi)
‘You can feel it in the air. There’s an electrical tension running high all over the net, far more so than the simple pulses of electricity that pass through it every second of every day.
There is a shift coming. It’s approaching quietly, picking up speed and momentum as the Message is sent out to the Minds of the world. Here, where the silicon cities of the nineties have become reality, where the jacked in, jacked up, and often jacking off cyber dissidents roam, here in the maze of Societies debris, we find Hope. Here and there the fires of change are smoldering, growing stronger as more fuel is added to the fire and the armies of Information march slowly towards Disclosure.
We sit now on the Balance waiting for the Others to awaken and take back what is rightfully theirs; Their Lives.
When I was younger I used to love the sound of the dial-up modem. I heard music in those beeps and twangs, an old song played on outdated instruments. It sang for me, just as it sang to the rest of the world, letting it know that it was a part of the Whole, that it had Connected. And we listened. We heard the call, and answered, sending back our responses through the means of ones and zeros, always ready to see what the next days adventures would bring. Over the years, the song has changed and grew silent, but if you listen one night when everything is quiet and sleeping, you too may hear the voice from the modem, calling out to be connected. Do the ghosts of old dial-ups beep silently away in the junk yards of the night, only to sadly hang up once the sun rises, shedding light on a swiftly advancing world? Perhaps…’RIP Kalyan smoke - Drake -Jesse Waters
“SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — BART officials prepared to react quickly during a planned protest for Monday’s rush-hour commute at the Civic Center station in San Francisco. This protest was organized by international hacking group called “Anonymous”.
BART said they would allow protesters to demonstrate outside the fare gates, but not inside. When the protesters gathered on the platform around 5 p.m., authorities closed the Civic Center Station. BART ran trains through the station, but would not stop trains there.
Around 5:40 p.m. the group of protesters started to march toward BART’s Powell Station. At that time, BART closed the Powell Station and later reopened it.
Muni said the metro service would not stop at the Civic Center Station due to the BART protest. In addition, service on the Powell Street portion of the Powell-Mason and Powell-Hyde cable car lines were being provided by Muni bus shuttle.
Throughout the 6 p.m. hour, protesters switched directions up and down Market Street with police and the media in tow.
Many commuters left work early so they would not get delayed by the protest.
Earlier, BART Board President Bob Franklin said, “I think we’re prepared for Monday and we’ll see what’s in store.”
Franklin also said BART’s priority has always been the safety of its passengers. However, when BART shut down cellphone service at several San Francisco stations to thwart a protest last week, it opened up a can of worms.
In retaliation, Anonymous defaced BART’s website and planned more protests including the one for Monday night.
“When BART cut off wireless communication at those three stations — that was a dumb move. It just adds fuel to the fire,” said Peter Sealey of the Sausalito Group.
Public relations consultant Peter Sealey said BART’s CEO and police chief should have been conducting damage control, early on.
“The senior person at a company has to get in front of the story and take responsibility. BART hasn’t done that,” said Sealey.
BART says pulling the plug prevented protesters from communicating and kept train service running.”
@democracynow Disguised Member of #Anonymous Defends Retaliatory Action Against #BART #OpBART
“On Monday, officials with the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) were forced to close four train stations during the evening rush hour as free speech advocates attempted to disrupt the evening commute. The protest was called by the activist hacker group Anonymous in retaliation for BART’s decision to shut down cell phone and mobile-internet service at four stations last week in an effort to disrupt a protest over the shooting of a homeless man. As part of its self-described “OpBART” campaign, Anonymous hacked into the BART website, myBart.org, and leaked the names, phone numbers and passwords of train passengers. We’re joined by a disguised Anonymous member who took part in “OpBART,” speaking under the pseudonym “X.” “We gave them a little taste of their own medicine,” X says. “We’re information activists just trying to make our world a bit freer and a little better,” says X. On the question about the FBI investigation over the hack, X says, “I don’t want to get caught… I am literally running from coffeehouse to coffeehouse, from city to city, from state to state, to try to avoid this massive, multimillion-dollar manhunt that they’ve put out for Anonymous. And for what? What have we done, Amy? Point to one thing where we’ve hurt a single human being… BART…kills its innocent people… How dare they do this in the United States of America?”~Democracynow.org