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Saturday, October 8, 2011, 12:00 PM
Denver, CO (map)
I solicit your support and recruit your assistance in the restoration of the Legitimate Egalitarian Universally Representative Democratic Government of the United States of America and natural viable society of peace, goodwill and cooperation among the people, and universal economy, full employment, full pay and full benefits, and all human and civil rights. John Richardson Meadows http://www.youtube.com/watc...
To remain viable and respected, I think we need to remove all the tents from public areas downtown. Living there is squatting, not occupying, and the sanitation and other problems make us look slovenly. We also do not want to hide behind masks, because this implies that we need to hide our identities for some reason. We should respect the rights of all passersby, not enter private land or buildings, and maintain good appearance and presentation to be respected.
Peacock - You are a cowardly Fox News Zombie - you know nothing, you spout hate, and you couldn't name one REAL fact if your life depended on it.
Everyone Else - Thrilled to see you on here, and I WILL BE THERE at this rally tomorrow in Denver at Noon with a dear New Yorker friend of mine to stand in solidarity with our AMERICAN HEROES and also the conviction of Jefferson, Jackson and our founding fathers who HATED banks and corporations and did the right things. Now we need to as well!
With Mao and Guns as your answer and with your history so is America too! You just want to steal others business' and make such great "Investments" and allot of why we are here. Love your BLT hero and leader Al Sharpton bashing the Jews and their lovely BLT chant "kill all the whiteys,kill all the whiteys". Your not going your job of distracting or fooling anyone any more.PC? is the Piece of Crap you try to hind behind bit not anymore. Thanks for playing and we WILL see you in the Spring..:)
Whats the matter Jim, too scared of us to use your photo? I would be too. It's nice to see how intimidated you are by us! Thanks for the respect!
There is no help for you her or anywhere. Try as you might and keep being the Charlie Sheen "winners" in your minds everyday. Just want to say a big thanks for all the great posts of clarification. Keep talking to yourselves, do enough hits and you too will "solve the worlds problems"and come up with your lines. You folks are truly an INCREDIBLE bunch of people... every time you open your mouths.
Peacock is gone. I emailed meetup last night and requested that he be removed. And now he is! No more hateful nonsense.
Email Meetup "help", the link is at the very bottom of this page.
Already gone...but back anytime:)
Thank you too!
HAHAHAHAHA!!! Look at the stupid little teatard! Someone must be feeling threatened!!! Violence? Um, what violence? You mean the girl being pepper sprayed by the cop? YOU are the violent people, killing abortion doctors, flying airplanes into IRS buildings, shooting security guards at Jewish museums, dragging black men behind pickup trucks, beating gay people. Truth is not much of what you said is even decipherable. Typical teatard grammar. People like you make me feel smarter than i am
Someone sure is feeling threatened.
Fuckhahaha@ Alton. Alton, even though I know you weren't anyway, don't listen to these people who doubt the power of public socratic seminar. This entire movement is about debate. We're not suppose to agree with one another, that's impossible. Because this "99%" stuff sounds real nice but part of that 99% are child molesters, rapists, sociopaths (like PeaCOCK^), etc. And I don't want them on our team, which is the whole point of debate: allowing intelligence and wisdom to reign over ignorance.
Rally for jobs from move on
These protests need to be taken to the White House now.
WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE BLOCK PEACOCK ALREADY...his ignorance is contagious.
I know, right!
Or at least get him/her a spell checker.
Whoops, sorry, my eyesight is terrible.... AMANDA, not sure why I saw Armanda...
We are with you here in Colorado. Wake Up America, be heard. There is strenght in numbers. Tell the 1 % we are NOT going to take this anymore. It is time the RICH pay their fair share!! COME BE HEARD !!
A little more on this, here is something Bill and everyone else needs to understand about Bullies. If you ignore them, they DO NOT go away, they are emboldened and they attack you MORE, NOT LESS, and take away MORE from you. This is what neocons, wrong and mean as they are, understand, and too many progressives don't. So they have decided to bully to get what they want, which is getting rid of us. THAT is reality. So you have to stop bullies with opposition and force. Deal with it.
Now all the major banks think they can get away with all these crazy fees. I would like to see those bankers go down. We need to show them that without 99% they get nothing.
That's Thomas Jefferson http://www.monticello.org/s...
It was awesome, wasn't it. I got some good photos. The spirit was positive and with only one minor incident, everyone was kind and considerate. I will be posting my pictures on facebook soon. Solidarity!
There were easily over 1000 people at the march saturday. Some people even joined in as it was happening. One of the cops' cars began pulsing their whistle in rhythm to the crowds' chanting. The police were really on their best, as was the crowd. Great atmosphere and feeling all around. There will be even more people at the next event!
I couldn't agree more - this is just the beginning. Regardless of what the MSM or Fox "reports" about the Occupy movements all over the country from Wall Street to Denver - The. Movement. Has. Started. I am also reminded of what Lao Tzu said - "The journey of a thousand miles starts with just one step." Or a march down Colfax and end up at the Fed!
Power to the People - KDR
The small group seems to be protesting different things. One person is protesting the Nov 1st ballot proposal to raise taxes even more for education. Another was promoting going onto private property to protest, which is illegal. This will lead to police action. We hope it doesn't get violent. In all, it seems like a rag tag bunch of wet people who are very loosely organized, and many of whom are just showing up because it is an "event" to hang out at.
Oh finally, it wasn't SMALL. It was about 2000 people. If you had BEEN THERE you would have seen that.
I just want to say I went today, marched all the way back and forth on Colfax, and to the Fed and back. It was really really great and reassuring to me so many of us feel the same way about Wall Street, the Fed, and were brave enough to brave the elements, get over feeling tired and make our voices heard together. I will be composing something for youtube and will share a link to it when it is done.
I'm desperate for signatures to a petition to end exclusionary zoning. Please consider signing this petition here http://wh.gov/gvP I've also posted 'Exclusionary Zoning Unconstitutional' at http://jamesrherman.newsvin... to elaborate and raise awareness.
I love how threatened some people get by citizens exercising their American given right of free assembly.
Keep uniting! Keep exercising our rights and let's take america back!
What is the plan for sanitary facilities at Broadway and Colfax? It would not be right to traipse in and out of nearby businesses to dirty their facilities, or to hang out in their restaurants when it rains.
I have a news flash for you, rain happens, businesses know this and have mops and people to handle that. 2nd news flash, more people out means more profit for these businesses. People marching or watching have something to talk about, HEY let's get a bite to eat and talk about it. Cha-ching. 3rd news flash. If you are spending money there you have a right to use the bathroom. Your post clearly rests on some dumb assumptions. Next time save yourself the effort.
would the moderator of this site please ban peacock. she/he/it is nothing more than an attention seeker and a charlatan maybe even posting on behalf of right wing infiltrators and getting paid for it. enough is enough.
everyone has a right to passionately express their opinion I guess... anyway, I'm new to Colorado, where exactly is this happening? thanks
lmao this guy really cracks me up I may be new to CO but I have been human for quite some time fyi ;)
I would really love to also see this group do VERY loud vocal demonstrations in front of Bank of America, Wells, and Chase. It is really needed to intrimidate them and dissuade people from keeping or opening accounts there. NO, Brian of BOA, You DO NOT have a right to make a profit off of taxpayers, and NOT pay it back and NOT keep your promises to loan businesses and people money and you do NOT have a right to screw Americans in the proceess!!!!
Oh and bring cell phones to keep calling the local bank's number being protested and jam their phone lines too!
Would that really be effective? It is Saturday and they are most likely lightly staffed if not closed altogether.
Hello Occupy Denver! I'm looking for independent reporters for a new podcast called "The Occupants". I've set up a number you can call and leave a message reporting on the event you're at. All kinds of exciting things happen when you make people stop and take notice of you, and we're looking to help create a verbal picture of the Occupy movement from the participants in their own words. If you've got something to say, call [masked] occupants.tumblr.com reddit: http://ow.ly/6R8Yl
What "facts"? You have yet to state any facts other than you believing in violence. It must really anger you what is happening right now. I love knowing how threatened evil people like you are by us Real Americans demanding that our voices be heard. If you hate the USA so much, why don't you just leave? There are over 100 people downtown right now. I know you hate that. Why do you want to Kill America? You are a traitor for that.
Thank you Nancy. And I am sad that Peacock is so frustrated and full of hate. I send you love and light. And wishes that you too find a way to love yourself as much as you think you hate everyone else. We are not your enemy. We are here to help create change, To open awareness. Times are hard for most of us not only Americans but across the world. The many will be heard and the few will HAVE to take notice. Spewing anger and hatred gives them credence we have no truth to what we say. Blessings.
I support this movement and hope everything is done with love and non-violence. Your comments confuse me.
Does anyone know if they need anything at the rally, I mean besides support of course. I will be there with my husband, and would be happy to bring water or food for whatever. If anyone knows what is needed please post.
Not that we necessarily are for that either I don't think this has to be a destructive demolition of life as we and they know it... BUT, CHANGE can be painful and challenging for all of us.Sacrifices need to be made. I believe we no longer have a choice. We need to stand together and show the world we will not be quite and go along any longer! We want Change, we DEMAND Change and we demand it NOW! Corporations and Politicians will take notice. United Through persistence we will be Heard.
These 99% rallies are being ignored or belittled. We should consider having additional rallies at local TV station office buildings. All of them. Particularly the home offices of ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN. Call the rallys "DO YOUR JOB".
I agree NON Violence is the only way we ever be truly heard. And that some are trying to ignore and belittle this movement. If we begin being violent they will dismiss this as a bunch of rioters. If we stay calm and excited, passionate and focused Then we will have a message that is heard. Of course it won't be easy those that have control do not want to give it up. Wouldn't you be afraid if someone seemingly wanted to take away your way of life?
My best to all of you. I will be harvesting vegetables today to donate to charity, and hopefully not getting drenched in rain...
I admire the courage and tenacity for those that are participating. I would share the sentiment about remembering non-violence... It is not us against them, as there is only one of us. It is us saying that we choose not to continue to play the game by the rules that have been accepted for years. We are making that change. That just feeds lower energy. Namaste.
Oh yes! I am thrilled people are out and standing up! I missed the chance to be part of this in NYC when I was there a couple of weeks ago. But I will be there in Denver Occupying tomorrow! It is time we the people let OUR Elected Government know we are pissed and wont take it any more. Please take charge and join in your own area if you don't have a group already make one lets make some change happen. For our selves and future generations. If we don't start now it may soon be too late.
I will be heading down from Loveland in the morning, see you all there!! Occupy Together
To all of those who feel compelled to respond to this Peacock character - I am reminded of a silly old saying that I remember from long ago when I was a kid: "Don't wrestle with a pig because you will get all dirty and besides the pig likes it" Peace!
yeah...but people like me like it too!
I just rode my bike to the site. There are over 100 people there camping out tonight. Several tents and even trailers across the street. Cars are honking their horns as they drive by every few seconds. There are going to be a lot of people there tomorrow. This could very well be a historical moment in American history. Those of us that are not represented by lobbyists will make our voices heard. Are any of you online right now at the site?
I'll be bringing a +1 : )
I am one of the fortunate people who has a job and unfortunately I have to work on Saturday. But, my spirit is with the group: We Will Overcome Some Day!!
Looking forward to joining the rally. Are there any guidelines about bringing signs?
Peacock, what are you talking about? The ONLY person to bring up violence here is YOU. Why do you want to kill cops and blow up the world? What is wrong with you?
Ignore Peacock, he's a troll. This movement doesn't have a leader so it doesn't make much sense appealing to some higher authority on what you can and cannot bring. There are no "guidelines". Come as you are, bring with you anything you deem relevant, you are a leader you don't need to ask permission. Please stop looking up to someone else to define your own personal story. Define it yourself!
I'll be there at about 1pm.
Lupe Fiasco is gonna let us put flyers at his merch booth tonight for the show at the Fillmore. Possibly a shout out about the march and rally tomorrow as well!! Spreading the word! We are the 99! OCCUPY DENVER!
We will be there sat. at 12:00 in Colorado!! We need EVERYONE!! YOU CAN'T BE HEARD IF YOU DON'T DO SOMETHING!! We are Fed UP with the goverment & want them to hear us!! Come in PEACE but COME & be HEARD!!!!
Hi, how's everybody doing? Thought there'd be more people but you do what you can with what you got and make the best of it, I suppose. I'm retired army and a single dad, my son lives with me full time. I want to come on Saturday but I'm not sure if my sons mother will be available. I'll see what I can do. I'll talk to some friends and try to get a few to show up. Take care.
PS ... if you can't come, then please help us online. Since Wall Street's Media Arm can't be counted on to tell the truth about protests against Wall Street, we need as many people as possible working to spread the word. And people have been doing other creative things online like making posters and fliers and other artwork. Please join us. There's lots to do even if you can't get here. But, we'd love to have you here of course! And the site is 24/7, so come anytime.
I'm fully onboard with this and encouraging all I know to do the same... )))333(((
SIGN THE PETITION and lets restore our basic rights, liberties, and freedoms!!!
please spread the word
I signed it
I also posted it on Fecebook and twitter
If you are tired of the way our goverment is being run into the ground, come together & be heard!! Be with people that feel like you do!! Stop doing nothing. We will be there my sign say's " WAKE UP AMERICA!! Hope to meet you there!!!! PEACE!!
Friends of Humanity and Earth, I am SO excited to see the outpouring of support from my peers! Let's all show up and put Occupy Denver on the map! We are all Americans and our voices deserve to be heard. This is our country too! I look forward to meeting all of you and being a part of this Revolution!!!
What can we bring for the people that are already down there? Water, canned food, etc.?
Why are they trying to set up additional occupy events in the Denver metro area? Shouldn't we try to get as many people in Denver as possible. It seems counter-productive to have 10 people in Boulder, 10 in Lakewood, 10 in Arvada... instead of those 30 people joining the people already in Denver.
I'm with you on that note. I live in Wheat Ridge but will be in Denver Saturday. There is strength in numbers!
It is going to be chilly and possible rain. Don't let that stop you. We are Coloradians, dress accordingly. Bring supplies to share. This is the most important thing some of use may ever be part of. Now is the time! Go to this link also to be counted in the world wide movement. http://avaaz.org/en/the_wor...
I'll be there with some supplies and a hopeful heart.
please upload more video on youtube i am helping to spread this around, but there's just not enough coming in.
That's a good warning, Josh. I read an article to that effect the other day. There will be much political posturing and attempts to exploit our enthusiasm while advancing their own agendas. Obama's comments show exactly that.
I totally agree with this, Jeanette. The problem with our government is that they've become mere puppets, allowing their strings to be pulled by giant corporations. We need to get the money out of politics, and then, and only then, will we the people take back the power promised us by the U.S. Constitution.
The only campaing reform that will work to get big money out of politics is publicly financed elections.
I lost my job in 2008. The bank (Wells Fargo) would not work with and took my house in 2010 and I became homeless. I am a transgendered woman, which is why I lost my job. The VA saved my life and put me into a homeless shelter. I have since got a voucher from the VA for a apartment. I am now 62 and on Social Security Retirement. I worked hard all my life and because I did not fit in to what society considers normal. I became a throw away person.
I have been unemployed 90 weeks! I won't last much longer if I dont find work. I have an $8,000 school loan to start paying back as soon as I find work. I am disgusted with the american lifestyle and attitude.
I have been employed now for 1 month and VERY fortunate to have found work. During my search there were 40-50 people applying for the each positions I was. Good luck!!
Please consider reading these suggestions to keep the movement viable: http://www.reddit.com/r/occ....
Nice comments from CNN.
Folks, it is important to uderstand who is actually behind these protests, and what the behind-the-scenes purpose is. Check these out: http://tinyurl.com/4yv3sc8 http://tinyurl.com/6ewg3s4 I am still attending on the 8th, but I will aim my frustration at the true culprits, the government leaders who have failed us, and not somewhere else that they are trying to repoint us to. I will not fall for their subterfuge. See you on Saturday !
Give me a break!
I will hopefully be going to the rally from Boulder, if anyone needs a ride or wants to pool on the bus, lets get together!
Hey Garrett - I'm coming from Boulder too and I could use a ride or some buddies to take the bus with. What time are you thinking of heading to Denver?
Anyone else want to head from Boulder to Denver as a group?
Garrett Braun from Boulder High??
Anyone heading to Denver from Fort Collins on the 8th? I would really appreciate a ride!
I will be taking the bus downtown tomorrow from the fort, just catch the flex from FoCo to longmount and then catch the L from there do marketstreet station downtown
Similar to Michael McCann, I have a decent job and I'm not in crippling debt. I stand with the people in solidarity against corporatism in our country!!! We need to act now, to stop mega-conglomerates from, literally, buying their own legislation in Washington and creating a corporate, facist state! "If you stand for nothing; you will fall for everything....."
I'll make no assumptions that lawmakers are perfect by any stretch but, not seeing the more immediate danger of conglomerate controlled lobbyists weilding influence over those lawmakers, in my opinion, is foolish and irresponsible. Yes, let's direct all of our frustration at the people who are influenced by the money and disregard the multi-billion-dollar sponsors of said influential monies? Are you sure? As for me and my house, we'll focus on stopping corporatism!!!
The exact polar opposite of what Josh said: http://www.thenation.com/ar...
Out of town Saturday and just heard about this, but hope that a real movement will begin and grow in Denver and Colorado for citizens to rise up and challenge corporate takeover of our democracy. Also jazzed seeing "Move Your Money" movement beginning to take root to get folks out of the big 4 banks which refuse transparency, keep foreclosing, won't give loans to small businesses, and complain about loss of profit when they are booming. Keep the faith.
I have a decent job, I am not in crippling debt, I am healthy, I was born in America, I am a while male, and I will be there with all of you in solidarity. I am the 99%!
I can't make it Sat. but will be with you guys in spirit. Keep me posted as to future events.
I'm just so happy to see a real grassroots movement that is targeting the issue of class and greed. Something long ignored in this country. I can only hope that it will uncover other issues that desperately need attention.
Good going. I hope the people of the Metro Area wake up to the real plight they're in as the corporations, with Citizens United behind them, smell blood and our Sec. of State, Scott Gessler is taking away their right to vote. I'll come Saturday with snacks for you people. --Group Captain Lionel Mandrake
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I will be there
As a great man once said:
"We are the ones we have been waiting for."
Please don't think you have to wait until Saturday to come join us. The #occupyDenver occupation is 24/7, at Broadway in front of State Cap Bldg. If you wait till Sat to come, you'll be sorry you did once you get here.
Can you tell us why we'd be sorry if we waited until Sat.?
I'll be there. I am so proud of those young people in NY. It reminds me of the protest aganist the war in Vietnam that I was part of 40 years ago. I am a old lady now, but I want to do my part. We have to get the corporate money out of Washington. We need publicly financied elections.
Hey, Debbie. I'm an old lady now too, but don't forget we were some of the first ones out there in the 60"s. Maybe we can show them a thing or two...It's about time this happened.
Ok, Rita, see you Saturday. Lets show these kids how it's done.
I hope everyone here will send e-mails, tweets, FB and phone messages to everyone they know in Colorado to get a huge turn out. We need to stand strong with the whole nation so Washington, Wall St. and the press can no longer ignore our resolve that the crooks will not be allowed to further distroy our country. Let this be the beginning of the end of their corruption on our people and economy!
Thinking about driving up from Colo. Springs to join the rally...anyone want to car pool with me? Please contact me through this group.
IT is about time. That is why we so love being in this time and place. Roll on!!!
"Who are the 99%?" WE ARE THE 99 PERCENT!!
Bring your Signs, Banners, Flags, T-shirts, painted dogs, whatever it may be. I will be covering the event (freelance photojournalist) and will be looking for those striking images that answer the question, "Who are the 99%?"
There is going to be a great turn out. See you all there.
Its time for us to stop being silent. It's time for us to make our voices heard. I will be there, with you.
I am coming because I'm part of the 99%!!!!!!!!!!!
I will be there with my family, friends, and anyone else I can bring along. I figure if I expect my children to live in a democracy I had better start fighting to keep it.
I will try to be there and bring a friend if I can.
I live in boulder and plan on attending from Saturday evenings through Monday mornings from here on out, as my schedule allows. We all know we need a better way of doing things, I'd like you all to know that there have been folks working on it a great deal for some time now. I would encourage all of you to check out The Venus Project, and to watch the documentary film "Zeitgeist: Moving Forward". It's all about creating a state of access abundance for everyone
I'll be there in the evening
I'll be bringing my video camera and making a video for Occupy Denver. Don't be shy to come up and tell me what you're thinking!
We are the 99%!
I am a freelance photojournalist that will be attending the rally Saturday. We are expecting a huge turn out!
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