The 99% Marches On

DO they think we are scared?

that we wont keep going?

that the cold weather will just make us all forget?

thats who they are dealing with,Americans!
they are the ones that are scared.
that’s why they are doing all of the crazy ”fascist” bullshit they have been doing. who do they think they are dealing with?Americans!

WE never give up, WE never give in! WE fight to the end!

WE always have always will.

These are our rights they are trying to take away!

These are our rights, so we will not let them take them away!

WE are the numbers. this isnt some ass backwards country that drink

s from the same place the sewer runs to.

Fear is their only god.Anger is a gift.

STAND UP and be HEARD.

NEVER FORGIVE AND NEVER FORGET!!!

We The People

Occupy Panama City

The Story of Mr. Z, Occupy Panama City

“I choose to be known as Mr.Z.  Z is for Zucotti, the birthplace of the Occupy movement. I love the spirit of this movement and how they speak truth to power. I am proud to represent and fight for the nameless and faceless however I can. I have a lot of compassion for the poor, people that don’t have lobbyists. I jumped at the chance to help any way that I could, because I personally identify with the 99% and I am very passionate about the issue of income inequality and corporate greed during the worst economic times since the Great Depression.

I do this anonymously to protect my family from reprisals. I confused the local media that contacted me before the October 15th global protests when I told them we are a leaderless movement, that I’m not out for fame and my responsibility is to our members, not them. They wouldn’t quote me because of “corporate policy”. Whatever. I see myself as a middle-of-the-road American who cares about the future of this country and our planet.
I am a local white male. I have lived in Panama City ( an ultraconservative part of northwest Florida) for over 20 years. I am in my mid-30’s and I don’t think I’ve ever had a good paying job working in the local tourist-based economy. The 2010 BP oil spill didn’t help at all either. Right now I am unemployed with no car, have only an EBT card to my name, and I still owe close to $40,000 in student loans. I am scared for my future. I do this anonymously to protect my family from reprisals, because they struggle on little money themselves as well. From my point of view, we the 99% are all in this together, and we all have different roles to play. This is mine, so I try to do the best I can with what little I have.

I do NOT work for either the GOP or Democratic Party. I’m an independent, and I see myself as just an ordinary patriotic American who cares about our future. When I saw an Occupy Together group on meetup.com formed last October 8th, I knew it was time to help and this is what I was meant to do. ( http://www.meetup.com/occupytogether/Panama-City-FL/ )
I write a blog ( https://occupypanamacity.wordpress.com/ ) and run a Twitter feed ( http://twitter.com/#!/OccupyPC )but I do not speak for the group, despite what all the people sending me hate mail over the last several weeks believe. I’ve be called both a Nazi and a Communist, but to be honest I have never met anyone who was either. Stay strong occupiers, because this is just the beginning for us. I truly believe we can do great things together.”

Mr. Z
Occupy Panama City
#OccupyPC

The #Occupy movement is making a difference

“Few tangible effects of Wall Street protests” announces the November 17th News Herald article headline. No tangible effects meaning: no tax reform legislation, unhinging greed and money from politics, no solution to home foreclosures, no jobs program. Is that our expectation of instant results or an attempt to discredit what has been amazing accomplishments and an introduction to a social movement in the digital age.
The article belies the headline and details Occupies most certain accomplishment “ They’ve shifted the center of the gravity of the debate so that the whole question of wealth and privilege is now being discussed…in a democracy what people are talking about matters.”
Yes, finally every news outlet has been carrying and debating news stories about wealth inequity, tax disparity, debt burden on students, the direct effects of deregulation and greed on steroids.

No movement in US history has utilized digital communication to organize like the Occupy Wall Street Movement. How this unfolds is uncertain, but we only need to look to the “Arab Spring” for a sense of how effective Facebook, Twitter, Wiki, etc. can be to grass roots organizers.

As a member of Occupy Panama City, demonstrating every Saturday at GCSC, our informal survey of horn-honkers and thumbs up signs, indicate that the majority of responders identify with the “We Are the 99% “ message.

Hold your judgment, the Occupy Movement may be just the remedy to 30 years of “trickle down economics”, deregulation, and greed gone wild..

Robert Gilmore

Occupy Panama City

Opinion: Time to take on the Democratic Party establishment

I am disgusted by what happened in New York City last night, November 15th, 2011, and what has been happening across the nation over the last few days. There has been a coordinated effort to attack us with local police, but Bloomberg and his kind cannot evict a movement. It will only grow, and we will leave the Democratic Party behind.

Yeah, I said it. Goodbye, Dems. You have failed us.

Today I read that incompetent Democratic Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and Democratic Portland Mayor Sam Adams actually admitted that their respective cities coordinated the crackdown on the #Occupy Movement with Homeland Security, DoJ and the FBI. Who created DHS? Democrats. Who runs the executive branch? Democrats. The President? Only out for himself.

The Democrats refused to help #OWS.  The Democratic Party is morally bankrupt and spineless. We have seen how Obama and Democratic establishment have let #OccupyWallStreet down. They promised us everything, and have given us nothing. The local Democratic Party in Panama City is pretty much non-existent. George Soros is not paying us. Big Labor and ACORN are not paying us.  Those are all propaganda and lies from the evil Fox News, defenders of the 1%.

To the assorted conservatives, cranks, wingnuts etc: If #OWS is a Democratic Party front, where is the public support from them? From the President? Nowhere. Republicans, #OWS is way beyond your petty partisan squabbles.

The Tea Party originally started to take over the GOP establishment, against cronyism, the Federal reserve and mounting debt but you lost sight of the original goals of the movement. Enough with the attacks on the Occupy movement. You should join us, because you are NOT rich, and never will be. The Democrats are regulating you to death and the GOP is the party of the rich. You have no home. The system has failed you. It has failed all of us.

We will take on the Democratic establishment, not take over. There is nothing there to take over, just a collection of individuals with a (D) beside their name.

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Winston Churchill

General Strike November 2

OAKLAND, California – The recently renewed #OccupyOakland General Assembly has ratified a city-wide General Strike for November 2nd. Read the statement on #OccupyOakland.
Below is the proposal passed by the Occupy Oakland General Assembly on Wednesday October 26, 2011 in reclaimed Oscar Grant Plaza. 1607 people voted. 1484 voted in favor of the resolution, 77 abstained and 46 voted against it, passing the proposal at 96.9%. The General Assembly operates on a modified consensus process that passes proposals with 90% in favor and with abstaining votes removed from the final count.

PROPOSAL:

We as fellow occupiers of Oscar Grant Plaza propose that on Wednesday November 2, 2011, we liberate Oakland and shut down the 1%.

We propose a city wide general strike and we propose we invite all students to walk out of school. Instead of workers going to work and students going to school, the people will converge on downtown Oakland to shut down the city.

All banks and corporations should close down for the day or we will march on them.

While we are calling for a general strike, we are also calling for much more. People who organize out of their neighborhoods, schools, community organizations, affinity groups, workplaces and families are encouraged to self organize in a way that allows them to participate in shutting down the city in whatever manner they are comfortable with and capable of.

The whole world is watching Oakland. Let’s show them what is possible
WE STAND WITH OAKLAND!

A note from Occupy Panama City,Fl

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We as the admins have been working together to do the footwork to bring a legal, peaceful occupy with location being key and time to get it set in motion. I know it is difficult to be patient and I guess we should be addressing more out loud what is going on. We have already made the attempt to get help from anyone willing to no avail. It is hard to get everything together without much help, but we will be expecting to have more of the answers we seek soon. If anyone is willing to pitch in and find out what’s needed please email at occupypanamacity5@gmail.com. Thanks in advance for any help and support.

Since this page is for EVERYONE, the question is what does Everyone want to do?? Have “meetings” as they way they have been? Or, is EVERYONE looking to protest? Stand up and show solidarity with OWS? Is everyone looking to camp/protest? Truly Occupy? This is the question of the day! And we need your responses! If you wish to remain anonymous, please feel free to send us an email at occupypanamacity5@gmail.com just to show your support. Thanks to ALL. Looking forward to some Answers!

(We REALLY need some people to respond. I have yet to recieve any response from anyone. We really need help geting things in order and together. Please respond ASAP if you are able.) Thanks!

November 3 Update: We had 20 meet at Gastons in Panama City and chose a plan of action.
We will be meeting each week, Saturday afternoon at 2pm at the College. We will meet at Carl Gray Park and move out to the stop light in front of the college. Spread the word and join us. Bring signs, your voice and energy.

We will also be at the down town Friday Fest Nov. 4th starting about 7 pm with signs. Occupy Panama City will have a booth. We will be in front of Rachel’s just south of 4th street.

OCTOBER 29 – #ROBINHOOD GLOBAL MARCH

Posted from Adbusters:   Link

#RobinHood October 29

This is a proposal for the general assemblies of the Occupy movement.

Eight years ago, on February 15, 2003, upwards of 15 million people in sixty countries marched together to stop President Bush from invading Iraq … a huge chunk of humanity lived for one day without dead time and glimpsed the power of a united people’s movement. Now we have an opportunity to repeat that performance on an even larger scale.

On October 29, on the eve of the G20 Leaders Summit in France, let’s the people of the world rise up and demand that our G20 leaders immediately impose a 1% #ROBINHOOD tax on all financial transactions and currency trades. Let’s send them a clear message: We want you to slow down some of that $1.3-trillion easy money that’s sloshing around the global casino each day – enough cash to fund every social program and environmental initiative in the world.

Take this idea to your local general assembly and join your comrades in the streets on October 29.

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