Chris Kasper

NYPD fucked up again

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Chris Kasper

‎"Lots of reports from #OccupyWallStreet of undercover NYPD provocateurs in crowd trying to start trouble. Don't let 'em."

Like · · 05 October at 22:20

Chris Kasper

As an American, doesn't it offend you that your tax dollars are being used to defend traders and bankers against the likes of you this way?

cops beating people up at occupy wall street

October 5th, around 8:45 PM. Cops beating up and pepper spraying people at the occupy wall street protest. THIS IS WHAT A POLICE STATE LOOKS LIKE.

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Occupy Philly reports granted permits and vocal support of mayor, my contact writer in Philly reports the Commissioner of Police has pledged Philly PD will be there to help protestors demonstrate peacefully! Bloomberg, Kelly, take a note you cowardly fucking bafoons!!! Stand strong Philadelphia !

Like · · 06 October at 11:18

Chris Kasper hahaahaa Eric Cantor, you vicious little turd. YOU should be concerned.-the %99. Cantor: Occupy Wall Street "mob" concerns me - CBS News Video CBS News: Cantor: Occupy Wall Street "mob" concerns me - At the Value Voters Summit on Friday, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.)said he is "increasingly concerned" by "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations which began in New York and spread to other major cities...

Like · · 07 October at 15:07

Chris Kasper

Just three weeks old. On a Friday evening. There has to be 3,000 people in Zuccotti Park. It's both celebratory, and dead serious. This thing is real and organized. It is extraordinarily motivated. The optimist inside of me is all "wow", and the pessimist is all like "wow, holy shit". I don't have anything smart to say here. I've never been a part of anything like this, but I think we're making history. I'm sure of it.

Unlike · · 07 October at 19:11 via Mobile

General Assembly, facilitator announced details of his and his friends severe beatings and verbal threats with guns on their lives by NYPD on weds night. He urged everyone to refuse provoking the police during marches and other actions, and sticking to the plan-not only to protect yourself, but the person next to you.

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Erica and I were at General Assembly, the night the second to last draft of this document was read aloud by a mere 250 people in Zuccotti Park in unison. I got goose bumps immediately, and felt a little self conscious as my eyes started to well up, until I noticed lots of people were crying in the park as they read. I don't think it is a perfect statement, but it is good and powerful. In a nation ...

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Keith Olbermann reads the first collective statement of Occupy Wall Street

Keith Olbermann shares the first national reading of the first collective statement of #OccupyWallStreet.

Like · · Share · 08 October at 11:16

Chris Kasper

On September 16th, the day before OWS began, Mayor Bloomberg predicts "riots in the streets". The peaceful Occupation of Wall Street starts the next day, NYPD begins inciting violence just a few days in. We don't want riots or violence of any kind, but I think the little man Bloomy does. I hope he backs down.

Mayor Bloomberg predicts riots in the streets if economy doesn't create more jobs

Mayor Bloomberg warned Friday there would be riots in the streets if Washington doesn't get serious about generating jobs.

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Chris Kasper

the marriage of capitalism and democracy is over

Like · · 09 October at 14:16


Chris Kasper

I like Slavoj Žižek, in part, because I feel less sweaty around him. I think it's great that he came to OWS, and pulled a crowd. I just wonder how many of the crowd he pulled in listened to what had to say, particularly with regards to commitment, and refusing to let the movement become just a moral protest that only causes us to meet for beers in coming days to reflect on how nice it was then when we had our little moment...I saw a few faces down there today I had not seen before. This is a good thing, I only hope it inspires a little more action and participation. I would hate to think it is only the draw of catching a glimpse of the celebrity philosopher in the flesh.

Like · · 09 October at 15:00

Chris Kasper

Paraphrasing Slavoj Žižek at O.W.S. today: If by communist they mean the system that collapsed in the early 1990s, tell them no you are not communists . If they mean simply government by the people, for the people, then yes you are communists. Remind them China and Russia perfected capitalism, proving there is no link between a successful democracy and capitalism.

Like · · 09 October at 15:12

Chris Kasper via Caroline Busta

‎"Carry this movement through the winter; Carry this movement through the bitter cold and into spring"

A message from Anonymous to the 99%

The Tipping point has ARRIVED.

Like · · Share · 10 October at 09:50

Trying to write a piece on OWS. Not a thorough analysis, just an objective report. It is difficult, because it changes so much and grows from day to day. I resorted to searching through my status updates since Sept. 17th, and with the exception of the state sanctioned murder of Troy Davis, OWS is the only thing I've written here. Sorry to be so boring. Since September 17th, other things have happened apart from a liberated public space in NYC and the first vital rebellion in my lifetime. Lots of people have had a great brunch, people had art openings, baseball and football teams lost, and a famous capitalist died. Also, Chaz Bono, Jerry Saltz, Kim Kardashian, Barrack Obama and Rick Perry too. NYPD can take down planes.

Like · · 10 October at 11:16

Chris Kasper

Kids Day forum at OWS at noon today to discuss how the economy has affected their lives and the lives of their moms and dads. Solidarity with our young brothers and sisters! Stand strong and speak truth to power!

Like · · 10 October at 11:28

Chris Kasper

So it runs deeper than JPMorgan/Chases $4.6 Million purchase of the NYPD:

Financial Giants Put New York City Cops On Their Payroll » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the.

Financial Giants Put New York City Cops On Their Payroll

Chris Kasper

People are now being attacked in Boston, Seatle, DC and Des Moines by the police they paid to protect and serve them, and their constitution, including the First Amendment.

Like · · 11 October at 07:59 via Mobile

Chris Kasper

Occupy Lincoln Plaza! (I think it has similar private/public status as Zuccotti-and it's owned by the Koch Bros.)

Like · · 11 October at 12:43

Chris Kasper

THIS IS WHAT A POLICE STATE LOOKS LIKE  And we are what democracy looks like. We do not fear your power and we will continue to fight for a better world. We will never stop growing and each day we'll continue to expand, block by block and city by city. We call upon others to join us, to take a stand against these ever encroaching threats to our liberty. We commend the brave actions of our sisters and brothers in Boston and condemn the BPD leadership. We call upon the rank-and-file police officers of this country to disobey such orders and remember that they protect and serve the people. You are one of us, the 99% and we're too big to fail.

Like · · 11 October at 19:06

Chris Kasper

Occupy Wall Street currently has General Assembly scheduled every day at 7:00 p.m. through Monday, September 23, 2013.

Like · · 11 October at 19:34

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Protesters Are Told They’ll Have to Leave Zuccotti Park Temporarily

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that because of unsanitary conditions, the Occupy Wall Street protesters will have to vacate their home base temporarily for cleaning.

Like · · Share · 12 October at 22:22

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Mayor and NYPD coming down on Zucotti Park for a "cleaning" in "stages", coordinated with a vicious media smear by FOX and other funded outlets. OWS, what's the plan? What's the plan?

Like · · 12 October at 22:51

Chris Kasper

Vulgar, predictable propaganda. They are telling lies regarding methadone and heroin use,pot smoking and drinking, public sex and random groping, harassment of passersby to turn public perception. Resist, resist, resist! OWS stand strong, stand strong behind OWS ! We are the 99%!

Like · · 12 October at 23:12

Chris Kasper

Occupy One Police Plaza. Occupy Lincoln Center. Occupy Times Square. Occupy the streets. Occupy Wall Street.

Like · · 13 October at 00:04 via Mobile

Chris Kasper

Help clean Zucotti , today!

Like · · 13 October at 11:14

Chris Kasper

SPREAD THE WORD: (Substantiated call) ALL CALL FOR #OWS EVICTION DEFENSE SUPPORT FRIDAY 6AM. City is coming with sanitation crew to clean the park, requiring us to leave. We can come back provided we abide by the (public) park "owner"'s rules -- no lying down, sleeping bags, tarps, generators, etc. This is how they evicted Bloombergville earlier this summer, and how they ended the M-15 encampments in Spain this year. Need mass numbers. PLEASE FORWARD / SHARE.

Like · · 13 October at 12:33

Chris Kasper

Obviously many folks in power are hoping bad weather will force OWS to stop its efforts. As a matter of consideration, here is a map of various Public/Private spaces that offer similar legal problematics for the city to stop what is happening. Perhaps if Zucotti Park becomes way too difficult, there is a space more suitable. Just thinking out loud. For now it is critical to hold down Zucotti for its symbolic function of course! 

Privately Owned Public Space - New York City Department of City Planning  Information about public spaces created as a result of the city's incentive zoning program...

Privately Owned Public Space - New York City Department of City Planning

Information about public spaces created as a result of the city's incentive zoning program.

Like · · Share · 13 October at 13:05

Chris Kasper

If you've ever dreamt or fantasized about being a revolutionary, you can start live out those dreams and fantasies by showing up to Zucotti Park with a broom, mop, cloves, dust mask, trash bags and be willing a ready to put in an hour or two or three cleaning-now through the night. Very important.

Like · · 13 October at 13:44

Chris Kasper

Everyone do this please, not just NYers!

Urgent: Call Mayor Bloomberg and tell him not to shut down Occupy Wall Street

A crackdown is scheduled to start at 6 a.m. tomorrow. The new rules proposed by Mayor Bloomberg are clearly aimed at breaking up the ongoing occupation of Wall Street. Take action now to protect Occupy Wall Street protesters from this attack on their constitutional right to assemble peacefully.

Chris Kasper

Rally for Zucotti !!!

EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION: Prevent the forcible closure of Occupy Wall Street! |

News and resources for protesters attending the mass demonstration on Wall Street against financial greed and corruption

Like · · Share · 13 October at 15:28

Chris Kasper

bloomberg is a spineless coward, a vicious little man!

Like · · 13 October at 15:31

Chris Kasper

Mayor Bloomberg's number - tell him not to try to prevent OWS from exercising the 1st amendment right to free speech and assembly by not trying to move OWS from the park.....they take messages 212.772.1081 x 12006

Like · · 13 October at 18:14

Chris Kasper

The young people of OWS, these visionaries, these leaders, are the bravest I have ever met. I am humbled by thier courage and am grateful for it.I have learned from it. If America has any decency left, it's support will sustain.

Like · · 13 October at 19:57 via Mobile

Chris Kasper

Come help clean Zuccotti !

Like · · 13 October at 20:35 via Mobile

Chris Kasper

I just read the OWS Legal working group letter, authored by eight lawyers. It is strong. Direct Action has a good plan for dealing with what the morning might bring with NYPD. There are 1,000 people cleaning Liberty Park right now. We pitched in a few hours carrying buckets of water, collecting garbage, and scrubbing stickers and sharpie off handrailings with steal wool. The facilitator of the sanitation group said he was going to eat off of the ground in the morning. The entire park is being scrubbed with soapy water, then bleachy water, then rinsed. I have a feeling if NYPD and Bloomberg (who is dating a woman on the board at Brookfield Properties) force OWS out, they will be kicking hornet's nests all around the country and the world. They will be wise to defend the 1st Amendment by the last minute in the morning, but they have only shown wisdom once, the night 3,000 people showed up on the doorstep of One Police Plaza and gave them a reprimand for thier recent violence and recent murders. Mayor Bloomberg, Comissioner Kelly, you can choose integrity here. You don't need to take the coward's route. Let this go at its own pace. No need to dump gas on it.

Like · · 13 October at 22:54 via Mobile

Chris Kasper

all you fascists are bound to lose...

Like · · 13 October at 23:46


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WE HAVE A MAJOR VICTORY FOR OWS !  Owners of NYC park used by Occupy Wall Street protesters withdraw request for police help to clean it - official   NYC Deputy Mayor Holloway on Brookfield Properties postponin -

NYC Deputy Mayor Holloway on Brookfield Properties postponin -

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Chris Kasper

Last night Erica and I scraped and scrubbed stickers and sharpie off the eastern rails at Zucotti, in front of two NYP behind a barricade with three overly manicured men with their collagen injected, booth-tanned trophy women. They stood and laughed, mocking our scrubbing. They mimicked us and laughed, one guy even literally slapped a cop on his back. We just kept happily working, while the group of men and women left, I assume to go sniff coke off each others bleached assholes. I'm laughing this morning. The city officials and bankers have no idea what thier dealing with at OWS. All they have is force and intimidation. What must they be thinking when those options don't work?

Like · · 14 October at 07:28 via Mobile

Chris Kasper

‎"The "clean-up" of Liberty Plaza has been post-poned. While police scanners were overheard saying "be advised, we are well outnumbered", the NYC administration has decided to take a pause and recalibrate the plan. People in Liberty Plaza cheer, but know this test will certainly be repeated." Nato Thompson

Like · · 14 October at 08:38

Chris Kasper

There's one with Erica too, but I wanted her approval before I posted it:

Chris, Occupy Wall Street Interview, New York, NY, 13 October 2011

Chris, Occupy Wall Street Interview, New York, NY, 13 October 2011

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She says ok

Erica, Occupy Wall Street Interview, New York, NY, 13 October 2011

Erica, Occupy Wall Street Interview, New York, NY, 13 October 2011

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Chris Kasper

The victim, who is HIV positive, spoke to Gothamist:  Rivera-Pitre, who is HIV positive and used to be a dancer, tells us he was walking a little bit in front of the police on William Street, and admits he “shot the cop a look.” But then, according to Rivera-Pitre (and this is in line with what we witnessed), “The cop just lunged at me full throttle and hit me on the left side of my face. It tore my earring out. I remember seeing my earring on the ground next to me and it was full of blood. I was completely dumbstruck. I’m HIV positive and that cop should get tested.”

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Stay In Park But Cops Get Violent (VIDEO)

After threats of eviction were averted, Occupy Wall Street turned violent this morning. The video below shows a cop running over the leg of a National Lawyer's Guild observer, reportedly breaking it.

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Chris Kasper

Occupy Wall Street has a budget of $125,000, all from independent donations around the country and the world! Thank you!

Like · · 14 October at 20:25 via Mobile

Chris Kasper

Gayatri Spivak spoke to OWS last night at Wash Square. She echoed what Zizek said to OWS last week, by urging us to refuse to allow the movement to become nostalgia. She urged us to commit ourselves to global social justice, especially through this coming winter.

Like · · 16 October at 11:08 via Mobile

Chris Kasper

Cornell West

Like · · 16 October at 23:23 via Mobile

Chris Kasper via Kevin Ryan

God bless USMC Sgt. Shamar Thomas. Illustrating the cowardice of NYPD. Watch this, it will stir your heart!

[Occupytimessquare] 1 Marine vs. 30 Cops (Marine Wins)

United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Shamar Thomas from Roosevelt, NY went toe to toe with the New York Police Department. An activist in the Occupy Wall Street ...

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Chris Kasper

More inspired last few weeks by talking with and marching next to common fellow citizens that I have been by a lifetime of consuming books and music, or producing and consuming art.

Like · · 17 October at 10:27

Chris Kasper

NYPD has positioned themselves as enemies to all who are not wealthy and/or hold the 1st Amendment to be an important one. Local NBC news is bitching about the 3 million its costing the city in overtime. New York should call the mayor and let them know how they feel about spending those millions on cowards to smack peaceful protestors with batons, run over them with scooters, punch them in the face, or pepper spray defenseless young women. Any doubts regarding NYPD's capacity for being cowardly bullies should be directed here: They're big tough guys when it's a smaller, less physically imposing person.  Why has Anthony Bologna not been arrested?

[Occupytimessquare] 1 Marine vs. 30 Cops (Marine Wins)

United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Shamar Thomas from Roosevelt, NY went toe to toe with the New York Police Department. An activist in the Occupy Wall Street ..        

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USMC Sgt. Shamar Thomas

Like · · 18 October at 14:23

Chris Kasper

The worst thing about all this for me is I've had that Tracy Chapman song stuck in my head for a month now... "like a whiss-pah:

Like · · 19 October at 13:32

Chris Kasper

Hate women, black people and latinos? Hate poor people and people who have to work to make ends meet? Hate the first amendment and uppity scum bags who use it? Want to express all that hatred in unchecked, unrestrained violence with very rare instances of any type of repercussions? Want to carry a gun, a nightstick and pepper spray? Need to gang up on people to feel like a real man? Get a hard-on from the feel of your boot on someone's neck? Have an abject sense of self-esteem? Join the NYPD! We need you.

Like · · 19 October at 16:03