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Activists to Occupy Financial District’s Liberty Park Until Demands Are Met – Operation Empire State Rebellion Begins

June 13th, 2011 | Filed under Activism, Economy, Hot List, News, Politics & Government . Follow comments through RSS 2.0 feed. Click here to comment, or trackback.

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Activists to Occupy Financial District's Liberty Park Until Demands Are Met - Operation Empire State Rebellion BeginsOn June 14th at 1pm EST, a group of activists will begin occupation of Liberty Park (recently renamed Zuccotti Park) in lower Manhattan’s Financial District, a few blocks from Wall Street (14971 Broadway, 10007). A Google Map featuring the event states the following:

“This Flag Day, Tuesday June 14th, we will launch a non-violent movement with this list of demands:

* End the campaign finance and lobbying racket
* Break up the Fed & Too Big to Fail banks
* Enforce RICO laws against organized criminal class
* Order Ben Bernanke to step down”

Gary Roland, an organizer of the action, says they will occupy the park “indefinitely, to express non-violent dissent to the further consolidation of wealth into the hands of international corporations by the corrupted two-party oligarchy. This is a non-violent action that seeks to express dissent and raise awareness of the failures of our current political discourse, until our demands are satisfied.”

This action is in solidarity with a decentralized movement that is rallying around the above list of demands. There are public protests taking place in at least 22 other cities on June 14th to help launch this movement. A call to action states the following:

Acts of Resistance: What Are You Going To Do On June 14th to Rebel Against Economic Tyranny?

The big banks have sold us out.
Democrats and Republicans have sold us out.
No one is defending our interests.

Our future is going up in flames.

It’s time for us to stand up and defend ourselves.

Trillions of dollars in fraudulent activity by the big banks on Wall Street caused our current economic crisis. Paid off politicians from both parties, along with secret deals made by the Federal Reserve, gave trillions of taxpayer dollars and subsidies to the very people who caused our crisis. After taking our tax dollars, they had the audacity to give themselves all-time recording-breaking bonuses and consolidate wealth in unprecedented fashion within the economic top 0.01% of the population.

While a record number of Americans are currently living in poverty and on food stamps; while millions of American families have been foreclosed upon; while health care, food and gas costs are skyrocketing; while over 200 million Americans are living paycheck to paycheck struggling to make ends meet, the super-wealthy have never had it better. We now have the most severe inequality of wealth in American history. The depravity of the Robber Barons has been outdone.

As their current policies prove, economic central planners have become so arrogant and tyrannical in their shortsighted greed. They think we are an ignorant and apathetic population that they can continue to exploit without fear of rebellion.

We are finally declaring that we have had enough. We will not remain passive while global banking interests destroy our future. We know the systemic causes of our current crisis and we are going to strike at the root.

On this Flag Day, June 14th, Operation Empire State Rebellion (#OpESR) will launch. #OpESR is a decentralized non-violent resistance movement to end the system of political bribery (campaign finance and lobbying) and break up the big banks centered at the Federal Reserve.

To coincide with the launch of this movement, people have begun organizing acts of resistance throughout the US. We are calling upon you to take an action of your own. Whether it’s taking part in a local public protest, withdrawing your money from one of the big six banks, starting a community group or passing out fliers. Anything you can do to rebel against the system of economic tyranny in a non-violent manner is welcome.

As a first step, please join the actions against the banks in one of the cities shown here, or use the ‘schedule an action’ tool to create your own.”

Operation Empire State Rebellion Engaged: Ctrl+Alt+Bernanke

As one of the forces behind this movement, Anonymous has just released a new video announcing the launch of Operation Empire State Rebellion, which calls for the resignation of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. They have also called for public protests beginning on June 14th, continuing “until Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke steps down.” To make their case, they have presented a list of recent scandalous Federal Reserve actions. Here is the video (full video transcript can be found on Zero Hedge.)

This movement has inspired and united supporters from across a broad range of political opinion. Here are a few links:

AmpedStatus: June 14th Economic Rebellion Update – This Is What Decentralized Resistance Looks Like

Lee Camp: Fight the Banks On June 14th

Washington’s Blog: Rebelling Against Economic Tyranny on June 14th: If We’re Going to Save America Through Non-Violent Protests, Now Is the Time

The Sons of Liberty: Leaderless Resistance – Don’t Tread On Me

Charles Hugh Smith: The Necessity of Resisting Financial Tyranny On June 14th and Beyond

AnonymoUS: On Liberty: An American’s Perspective of Freedom, Tyranny, and Responsibility – The 2nd American Revolution Can Begin June 14th

Max Keiser featured in musical call to action: Global Insurrection Against Banker Occupation

Tyler Durden: Ctrl+Alt+Bernanke: Operation Empire State Rebellion Resumes Attack On Fed Chairman

Additional Information

Partial list of June 14th public protest locations:

Chicago, Illinois
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
Dallas, TX
Denver, CO
Detroit, Michigan
Eugene, OR
Flint, Michigan
Fort Worth, TX
Houston, TX
Jupiter, FL
Lake Forest, Orange County, CA
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
New York, NY
Oklahoma City, OK
Pasadena, MD
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Salt Lake City, UT
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Toronto, Ontario
Vancouver, British Columbia
Washington DC

Note: For further information concerning actions in these cities visit: http://opesr.wordpress.com/

Social Media:

New Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OpESR
Follow on Twitter: #OpESR
AmpedStatus Social Network Group: http://ampedstatus.org/network/groups/a99/

Contacts:

OpESR.NYC@gmail.com
David@AmpedStatus.com

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  1. ECTOENDOMEZO said:

    “Activists to Occupy Financial District’s Liberty Park Until Demands Are Met – Operation Empire State Rebellion Begins!…..

    (added 24 hours from now by sad..disappointed time traveling realist).

    “….AND ENDED A FEW HOURS LATER WHEN THE CORPORATE THUGS..OOPS..POLICE..DESCENDED UPON THE ‘PARK’ AND REMOVED THE PEOPLE THEREIN AT…THEIR….REQUEST. FOR YOU SEE..BY REFUSING TO EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE THE FACT THAT THIS IS 100% ABOUT MONEY…IT WAS THE UMM..ER UMM..’PROTESTERS’ THEMSELVES WHO PAID THE SALARIES OF THE POLICE WHO REMOVED THEM.”

    YUP!

    ONCE AGAIN..I DO HEREBY CHALLENGE ALL OF YOU TO A “REALITY BET”.

    I BET…YOU ALL…THAT THE REALITY…THAT ONLY MONEY IS “RECOGNIZED” AS “POWER”..AND THAT BY CONTINUING TO REMAIN IN TOTAL PATHOLOGICAL DENIAL REGARDING THIS FACT..THE END RESULT OF THIS…ER UMM..”PROTEST”….WILL BE:

    “ZERO CHANGE”.

    ZERO!

    NOTHING!

    ZIP!

    DOO-DAH!

    NADA!

    NOTHING!

    ONLY THE FEEL GOOD SELF SATISFACTION OF DENIAL AND ITS VARIOUS SUB-COMPONENTS AS THOSE WHO CHOOSE….CHOOSE…TO BELIEVE THEY’VE “PROTESTED” BY UMM..”DOING NOTHING WHATSOEVER EVEN REMOTELY.. MEANINGFUL”… LIKE..OH… GOSH…”NOT PAYING”… WELL..THAT WILL OCCUR. SURE.

    THOSE IN DENIAL MUST…THEY REQUIRE IN FACT….THE “ABILITY” TO REFUSE TO ACCEPT REALITY.

    THE REALITY THAT THIS “PROTEST” IS SO MEANINGLESS..THAT IT IS IN FACT..”NOT PROTEST”..AND WORSE..ITS ACTUALLY…”COUNTER PRODUCTIVE” AS IT SERVES ONLY….ONLY….TO CREATE MORE “FAKE ACTION” AND “FAKE UNITY” AND “FAKE RESISTANCE” AND WORST….WORST…WORST..OF ALL..IS THE FOLLOWING REALITY:

    WHEN (NOT IF..BUT WHEN)…IT FAILS TO EVEN BE ADDRESSED..EVEN NOTICED..BY OH..SAY..’OBAMA’..OR ANYONE ELSE OF MEANINGFUL POWER..AND WHEN IT IS IGNORED AS THE FRUITLESS AND POINTLESS EXERCISE IN FUTILITY IT IS…IT WILL SERVE AS “COUNTER PSYCHOLOGY”.

    LITERALLY..”REDUCING” THE “WILL TO ACT” ESPECIALLY THE CRITICAL “RISKY ACTION” FACTORS…OF THOSE…”CONTEMPLATING” ACTION.

    THEY WILL SEE THIS AS USELESS…WHICH IT IS..AND THUS WHEN SOMEONE…FINALLY…WITH A “MIC”…STANDS UP AND SAYS:

    “ITS ABOUT MONEY…WE’VE FIGURED THAT OUT..AND SO NOW…WE ASK YOU TO ENGAGE IN ONE..REAL…SERIOUS…BATTLE…”

    WELL..ALL THOSE WHO WERE..WILLING…HAVE ALREADY BEEN “USED UP” IN THESE UTTERLY USELESS “NOISE” PROTESTS AND “NAME MAKING” AND “PRETEND ANTICS”.

    SO..THIS IS LITERALY..”COUNTER PRODUCTIVE”.

    IT IS MEANINGLESS IN A VERY GRIM WAY.

    YOU PEOPLE…ARE IN DENIAL.

    UNTIL THE “ISSUE” IS MONEY.

    AND THE “RESPONSE TO POWER” IS:

    “WE HAVE DECIDED TO TAKE TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FR HOW AND FOR WHAT OUR MONEY IS SPENT AND THUS YOU CAN EITHER QUIT MR. POLICE/BERNANKE/ET AL OR FIND ANOTHER JOB..BECAUSE WE…WILL NO LONGER PAY YOU TO DESTROY OUR LIBERTY!”

    UNTIL THAT OCCURS….THERE IS NO..”PROTEST”.

    IT IS AS MUCH A LIE AS THE CORPORATE FASCIST ‘GOVERNMENT’ ITSELF NOW IS.

    YOU PEOPLE…WILL NOT..CHANGE…A THING.

    THIS I CAN LITERALLY……”ASSURE YOU”.

    I WOULD AND CAN AND WILL…SAFELY………S-A-F-E-L-Y……BET MY ACTUAL LIFE UPON IT. THAT IS HOW CERTAIN I AM THAT YOU…THAT THIS…”PROTEST”..IS WITHOUT HOPE OF “EFFECT”.

    YOU ARE FOOLS.

  2. Mighty Mitch said:

    You shouted like an idiot. We will save our shouting for the rally.

    Even if our money is withheld, Helicopter Ben will simply print more. QE3 is indeed on the way, just a question of WHEN, since an election year is coming up. Many where I live understand this, although too many others with an IQ of a baby gopher still think Obama is the Messiah.

  3. Gregg said:

    ECTOENDO, your words offer nothing of use. Publish your comments when you can offer positive useful information. David is attempting to encourage the people of this country to stand up for what is right and the values and traditions this country was founded on. The people of this country need to be encouraged to stand up once again and demand human justice, equality and a corruption free government. If you cannot offer encouragement and support to this effort, then find a blog that supports your negativity and post your comments there.

    Keep it going David!

  4. FSS34 said:

  5. Anon said:

    FYI Amped Admins

    ECTOENDOMEZO is a paid saboteur troll.

    We have tracked his IP address.

  6. Luis Magno said:

    ¡Qué viva la resistencia pacífica!

  7. Mike Z said:

    I will be in NYC tomorrow!

    Time to represent people!

    Stop waiting for others to take action. It’s YOUR turn.

  8. Dead Pedestrian said:

    The demands are pointless, but the protest isn’t.

    1. The President needs to formally announce that Federal Reserve is a threat to our nation.
    2. The Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner, needs to be replaced with a person to lead a complete reform of the US Department of the Treasury.
    3. Monetarism needs to be made illegal thus forcing the Federal Reserve to dissolve out of the States.
    4. We need to push the UN into abolishing all forms of Monetarism and to the world from this form of imperialism.

    The US Treasury needs to be ripped back from the Federal Reserve if we truly want to take back control of our Economy.

    We all should be protesting out side of the US Treasury building including any other building that is in direct relation the to corruption of our nation’s wealth.

  9. Jill said:

    Just saw the video on HuffPo. The meme is spreading.

    Great work Amped Nation.

  10. AnonDenver said:

  11. J said:

    @Ecto

    You are right, that it won’t amount to much. And you are right when you say one large battle. But I ask you to consider a few things. America didn’t get this way over night. These demonstrations are waking the rage to come. There will be many more before the battle you speak of gets here. The generation we live in is very passive due to the fact of the very slow poison that we have been fed over the course of several generations. People are sleeping because we have had it pumped in our heads how America The Great, is the greatest nation to live in. The men and women came home from world war II and these people had a set of balls on them. That is why we had strong industry strong middle class and a strong economy, Because the people before us told our Gov. and our corporations how it was going to be. We are a few generations from there now and we have had it pretty good. But what has been slowly taking place over those generations has been an attack on the American way of life. A slow but constant erosion through multiple attacks. Cost of living and pay raises, out of balance, competing with third world countries, and most of all Greed. And you are right again it is about the all mighty dollar, because as a civilized people we agreed to utilize this as a medium of exchange. Now some uncivilized people in our position of public service, have gone astray with the American Dream, and chose to place themselves on evils platform next to corporations and bankers. So in a nutshell when Anon. Walks in Peoples room at night and whispers in their ear wake up it is time for you to sleep no more. Know that it is a process that must take place. We prepare for battle only to be ready if need be. But for now the Trojan Horse that we huddle in it’s belly is the internet. If you had a child that was kidnapped, your whole focus would be to get that child back to you alive and in one piece. This country has been kidnapped by evil people, and Anon. is trying to bring it back alive and whole. We have a whole world looking upon us to put our Gov. in it’s rightful place, and that’s back in control of the people. I am ready to fight as you are if that be the case. But for now I think our battle field is right where it needs to be. Remember these are people that have more money than they know what to do with. So the only thing they have to control is you and I this is their drug, power. If I broke in your house you would feel violated and not secure in your home. Anon. Has broke in to their home just to show them that they are the renters not the owners, and the eviction process has begun.

  12. [...] Activists to Occupy Financial District’s Liberty Park Until Demands Are Met – Operation Empire S…: On June 14th at 1pm EST, a group of activists will begin occupation of Liberty Park (recently renamed Zuccotti Park) in lower Manhattan’s Financial District, a few blocks from Wall Street (14971 Broadway, 10007). A Google Map featuring the event states the following: [...]

  13. Scott Gouker said:

    Everyone bring one trash bag, and leave the place spotless!! No matter how long it takes!!

  14. Tara said:

    It’s not that hard people. Protesting is fine, but you really have to hit them in the wallet. Take just a 100 people each to Chase, B of A, Citibank, each person with a check for say $.25 written on a real account. As each person cashes their check they get back in line to do it all again. It would cost very little, have fun in line, no other customers want to be bothered, what can the banks or the police do-you’re just a customer cashing a check. Do several banks at the same time. The banks will lose a lot of $$$$ and YOU WILL BE ALL OVER THE NEWS!!

  15. harley hooch said:

    I HAVE PREACHED THIS FOR YEARS AND NO ONE WOULD LISTEN TO ME. I STARTED IN THE 1980′S DUE TO A FRIEND BEING A SECRET SERVICE AGENT AND I BUILT A HOME FOR AN OFFICER THAT WAS IN THE PENTAGON FOR 12 YEARS AND SEVERAL TOP DEFENCE COMPANIES EMPLOYEES. THOSE PEOPLE WOKE ME UP.
    I REALLY HOPE WE HAVE NOT WAITED TO LONG. WITH DAVID ROCKAFELLOW AND THE WORTHLESS PIECE OF KRAP HENRY KISSINGER GETTING SO OLD WITH LITTLE TIME LEFT THEY ARE GETTING IMPATIENT .THEY WANT TO FULFILL THEIR GOALS BEFORE THESE CRIMINALS DIE SO GET READY FOR JUST ABOUT ANYTHING TO HAPPEN. WATCH AND LISTEN VERY CLOSELY.

  16. michael said:

    Finally!
    Fantastic!
    I would be there if I did not live in Venezuela.

  17. Reim said:

    Fuck the fed. Fuck the banks, fuck obama and his wall street goverment, fuck Eu and this so called Eurozone. It is time to rise up!!! and fuck money,.

    stay strong and dont let those FED,s agents push you away.

    im sick and tired of saying anything more philosophical, fuck only way to kill thse PIGS is to destroy their too big to fail banks.

  18. Jorge Calderon said:

    Shock testing in economic engineering, the prices of commodities are shocked, and the public consumer reaction is monitored. The resulting echoes of the economic shock are interpreted theoretically by computers and the psycho-economic structure of the economy is thus discovered. It is by this process that partial differential and difference matrices are discovered that define the family household and make possible its evaluation as an economic industry (dissipative consumer structure). Then the response of the household to future shocks can be predicted and manipulated, and society becomes a well-regulated animal with its reins under the control of a sophisticated computer-regulated social energy bookkeeping system. Eventually every individual element of the structure comes under computer control through a knowledge of personal preferences, such knowledge guaranteed by computer association of consumer preferences (universal product code – the striped bar codes on packages) with identified consumers (initially identified through the use of a credit card.

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  20. [...] On June 13th, it was announced that as part this day of action a group of people will occupy Liberty Park, a strategic public space closest to Wall Street and the New York Federal Reserve building. This Anonymous statement was released: [...]

  21. [...] El 13 de Junio, se anunció que como parte de este día de acción, un grupo de personas iba a ocupar Liberty Park, un espacio público estratégico pegado a Wall Street y el edificio de la Reserva Federal de Nueva York. Éste fue el comunicado de Anonymous difundido: [...]

  22. [...] Activists to Occupy Financial District’s Liberty Park Until Demands Are Met – Operation Empire S… [...]

  23. [...] On June 13th, it was announced that as part this day of action a group of people will occupy Liberty Park, a strategic public space closest to Wall Street and the New York Federal Reserve building. This Anonymous statement was released: [...]

  24. [...] El 13 de Junio, se anunció que como parte de este día de acción, un grupo de personas iba a ocupar Liberty Park, un espacio público estratégico pegado a Wall Street y el edificio de la Reserva Federal de Nueva York. Éste fue el comunicado de Anonymous difundido: [...]

  25. [...] On June 13th, it was announced that as part this day of action a group of people will occupy Liberty Park, a strategic public space closest to Wall Street and the New York Federal Reserve building. This Anonymous statement was released: [...]

  26. [...] On June 13th, it was announced that as part this day of action a group of people will occupy Liberty Park, a strategic public space closest to Wall Street and the New York Federal Reserve building. This Anonymous statement was released: [...]

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  30. [...] Activists to Occupy Financial District’s Liberty Park Until Demands Are Met – Operation Empire S… “David DeGraw has as much energy as five normal people, is smart enough to see the ‘big picture’ and get beyond false labels such as ‘left’ and ‘right’, and is persistent even in the face of setbacks and roadblocks. David can speak with, organize and inspire all types of people. I have seen him organize discussions between high-level economists, political analysts, media personalities, artists and creative types. He rallies all and sundry, somehow building a ‘campfire’ of purpose that everyone wants to rally around. And David has done this all while juggling his responsibilities as a husband and father.” – George Washington, Washington’s Blog [...]

  31. [...] Activists to Occupy Financial District’s Liberty Park Until Demands Are Met – Operation Empire S… “David DeGraw has as much energy as five normal people, is smart enough to see the ‘big picture’ and get beyond false labels such as ‘left’ and ‘right’, and is persistent even in the face of setbacks and roadblocks. David can speak with, organize and inspire all types of people. I have seen him organize discussions between high-level economists, political analysts, media personalities, artists and creative types. He rallies all and sundry, somehow building a ‘campfire’ of purpose that everyone wants to rally around. And David has done this all while juggling his responsibilities as a husband and father.” – George Washington, Washington’s Blog [...]

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