The Occupy Bus Tour

Members of Occupy Wall Street and Occupy New Haven are currently in Florida preparing for the cross-country Occupy Bus Tour. We have a bus currently being converted to run veggie oil, and soon to be outfitted with solar panels. As well, we have a camping trailer we are fixing up. We plan on going to actions across the country serving food, providing street medic services, distributing revolutionary information and books, hosting teach-ins, and generally occupying wherever we go.

Occupy Map of north-central Turtle Island

Occupy Map of north-central Turtle Island

One of the places we will be going is Texas in order to help their blockade of the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline. The exploitation of the Tar Sands is insane by any standard, and must be stopped. “We have been too kind to those who are killing the planet. We have been inexcusably, unforgivably, insanely kind. (Derrick Jensen)” No more, yo! Those who are actively engaged in, or supporting, polluting the biosphere are committing a violent crime against every human on the planet. It is time to recognize that the criminals are the power elite, and it is time for the people to rise up to save the lives of our future generations. It is time to save the species from the violence, the cruelty and the insanity of the rich. It is a matter of the survival of the fittest, not the richest.

Come support the Occupy Bus Tour by reading our blog and spreading the word of what we are doing. While we are here in Florida preparing for the journey we welcome visits by Florida Occupiers. Contact us through our blog: Occupy Bus Tour.

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Congressional Caucus Joins Fight Against Citizens United

By Anonymous Author

The (CPC) Congressional Progressive Congress is the first congressional caucus to join the fight to reverse the Supreme Court decision for Citizens United.  Due to the Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United Ruling, corporations and unions can participate in election actions which were considered illegal before January 21, 2010.  In the Citizens United Ruling, corporations gained “free speech rights” due to their “corporate personhood”.

The announcement comes 89 days after Capitol Police arrested Occupy protesters at the Supreme Court during a protest organized by Move to Amend on January 20th, 2012.  Six of the Occupy protesters arrested are awaiting awaiting trial.  The hardship on the arrestees is multiplied because they live as far north as Wisconsin, as far east as Pennsylvania and Maryland, as far south as Texas and as far west as California.  But, as the occupy solute “solidarity” infers, the six have agreed to stand together and defend our right to speak out against the Citizen United decision to the end.

Occupy protestors can feel at least a little sense of accomplishment for their sacrifice as government officials and representatives take notice and take action.  Less than 90 days ago, a Wisconsin native was arrested for protesting against the Citizen’s United decision at the Supreme Court.  This Wisconsin native was from the 2nd District which Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin represents. Congresswoman Baldwin is also a member of the the Congressional Progressive Caucus which now supports overturning the Citizens United Ruling. Coincidence? – Not likely but maybe more indirectly than directly.  As the fight continues, one can’t help but wonder, “How much cooperation will there be between the government and the occupation as things progress?”  This is what democracy looks like.