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hello i'm tom arbonne in washington d.c. and here's what's coming up tonight on the big picture streets are quieter in oakland following the chaos of tuesday night's police warfare so the iraqi war veteran in critical condition at the oakland mayor and the oakland police change their tune on that and then percent what's going on with occupations of the rest of the country please stop it's just a month and support for occupy wall street is surging support for the tea party is already so shouldn't the tea partiers just jump on the wagon with the rest of the nation as one tea party enthuses that exact question. you need to know this occupy oakland demonstrator an iraq war veteran scott olsen
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still in the hospital in stable condition with a fractured skull after being hit the head of the tear gas canister canister during tuesday night's police assault on occupy oakland in solidarity the movement returned to the streets last night and this time the police left their military tactics at home and investigation has been launched by the oakland police department to determine if the police action used on tuesday that left one man fighting for his life was too excessive in the aftermath of this week's violence oakland mary jeanne on has changed her tune after initially praising the police's crackdown on occupy oakland on monday night where kwan threw her support behind the ninety nine percent movement in a statement released last night reading we support the goals of the occupy wall street movement if i levels of unemployment and we have high levels of foreclosure that makes oakland part of the ninety nine percent too if you cited to have a minimal police presence at the plaza for the short term and build a community effort to improve community. and dialogue with demonstrators unclear if
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she really feels bad about the police action she likely signed off on or if she's just trying to save her job now that citizens are trying to call her for the latest on what's going on in oakland especially for an update on the condition of scott olsen we're joined on the phone by scott's roommate keith welcome thank you for having me thanks for joining us how scuttles do i know. pretty good to you that i've heard herman i've heard from. keith excuse me it sounds like occasionally maybe putting your thumb or a finger over the microphone. is really suddenly. try to get back. so everybody use that but i just heard from a parent when i just talk to you for the first time to ride in the city and scott olsen is now or wait finally and he is not able to talk very well however to get people to write. spelling is not if you did it was before but you do each
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communicating with your current for a moment ok so if there is brain damage it's i guess we don't know yet. do i have this right that you and he served together as marines in iraq trick. while i was scouted occupy oakland. eve usually participated in occupy families that. he received the call for support at the oakland march and went to show their support there. and. how can people get in touch with the war or send consolations or assistance to scott and and you know the other folks associated with him. right now people can send good if you want to donate you can go to your toward. the war. and quickly donate blood and then great actual cases and.
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right now i don't have anything set up for bands you stand guard and. maybe three e-mail or top are going to start simply to scott ok i have a group group set up for people who want to be on although i don't have the or how not right now ok we're not there to pass it along to us and we'll put up with thom hartmann dot com so that's a that's a real hard matter up and so did i so when you when you get that u.r.l. pass it along to us and we'll put it up it's on our dot com so so the people watching the show and who listen to our radio show earlier can easily find it. in the last thirty seconds or scott need any help is everything everything copacetic. i really need to be all right so we don't know what it's going to be what medical bills are you have medical insurance some people started putting some money you know paid for it for some extra rain or anything else that may come up some bill that you want to
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cover at the moment right and i'll admit i think everything is going pretty well that's great and there's always a deductibles and things he's saying thanks so much for being with us and for being you know such a great roommate for scott and friends they grabbed me things got tense in new york city last night too at least ten demonstrators were arrested as the occupy wall street movement marched from its own base zuccotti park to union square as a show of solidarity with occupy oakland here's a video of one alter cation where cops appear to be punching and kicking a man on the ground as they arrest him. thank you. occupiers are on high alert around the nation in light of the increasingly brutal police crackdowns that's not stopping them from pressing on in atlanta just two
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nights after police shut down occupy atlanta and arrested more than fifty people demonstrators plan to return tonight and reoccupied different space at a colorado three hundred demonstrators walk to a wells fargo bank to close their accounts as part of the latest occupy wall street campaign encouraging americans everywhere to move their money out of the big banks and into smaller local banks or credit unions even across the pond there's news in the ninety nine percent movement the senior priest at st paul's cathedral in london resigned today out of fear that the church may move against protesters who've been occupying the area for more than two weeks now as chancellor giles' fraser told the guardian newspapers he resigned because he believes the cathedral officials quote set on a course of action that could mean there will be violence in the name of the church and quote for more on all this i want to hand over my panel joining me now from new york is lynn param or contributing editor alter net who was involved in new york city's action last night and here in the studio shane brooks next tea party or
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turned coffee party or and water at whiskey with my coffee at blogspot dot com will be speaking this saturday here in washington d.c. at the enough is enough rally at the capital. city speaking in new welcome to you both great to have you with us to be here thank you lynn first a question for you you had a bit of a run in with the police last night you have there right. i did it was ironic because a few minutes before i had this run in i was actually cautioning the protesters to remain calm and not to focus so much of their anger on the police there was a lot of tension in the air last night a lot of upset over what had happened in oakland and during the march i did notice some of the protesters saying provocative things to the police cursing it and i was urging everyone to. tone it down and just proceed calmly and there's a few minutes after i said that i was crossing from one sidewalk to another i had
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a walk sign and it wasn't a particularly crowded spot at this point and a police officer saw me and actually stepped on the gas as i was crossing the crosswalk and i turned to him to motioned him to stop and he sort of smiled at me and nudged right into me to where his car touched my leg and he was his window was open and i said what are you doing and he actually mocked me for my concern and sort of made a face and said are you ok and he just seems to be trying to incite and provoke me and some other officers were standing around and saw this and i pointed it out and i said this guy what he's doing is very dangerous and they wouldn't even respond to me they've looked at me with stony faces and refused to even speak to me it was our shame you and i have some history user you. used to be in the tea party
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and used to come on my radio show and debate as a tea party or how did you end up in the coffee party and the occupy wall street and all this well i mean. it's a serious student of history and has a concern for our nation and our economic situation and understand the constitution can look at the problems that we're having and pretty much come to the same conclusion. of the problems that need to be face while we may differ on the solutions. on how to go about fixing those problems corruption money and politics special interest all of those things. and all comes down to we just slightly disagree on the solutions so fix those problems you know interesting so you're good and is that going to be your message at the rally and well you know regardless of whether or not it come from the tea party or the coffee party or you know. you know we're all in this together and that will be my message is that you know this is the
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time for us citizens to come together and stand together and to change the narrative of the media instead of listening to whoever they put in front of the microphone for us to have a chance to open a dialogue with one another and listen to each other the people for a change and that's when that's essentially what you were talking about trying to talk to both the patriots the the the the folks who are in the streets and the police many of the power structures in this country even those who are giving lip service to the ninety nine percent movement appear to really want to be over go on most polls show that americans support the movement between the conflict with power and winter coming or your thoughts on how this is going to play out. well i think we're at a transition point with the occupy movement i mean you could almost think of september seventeenth as the beginning when the occupation started in zuccotti park in new york and then i think the oakland you know the night of the police brutality
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sort of served as the end of the first segment if you will and now there's a real need to reorganize and refocus and think strategically going forward i can tell you that in zuccotti park there are tensions developing there's a sort of cabin fever is that in it's a very small space people are tired it's becoming colder it's getting dark earlier there's been some concerns about attics floating around the park and even some violence occurring at night among the protesters so we need to really think about how this movement is going to transition into the coming months there's some talk about perhaps moving the encampments down south maybe even doing a march down to baltimore physically marching to baltimore and then maybe on down to atlanta so there are some ideas being tossed around but i think this first segment has kind of concluded and we're we're really moving into a next stage and i agree with what was just said the ninety nine percent motto is
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really key and in the idea that we're all in this together and it's not really left versus right it's in my opinion it's the banks versus everybody else i think the banks have been running the show in this country for too long and they have too much influence on both parties shane do you do you see change coming as i go and see it seems to me like between the. i think it was revolutionary moment frankly the election of president obama whether he fulfilled better. it seems at that moment was revolutionary then the tea party was this populist movement now we have the occupy wall street revolutionary moment it all seems to be. flowing together as one and it's your thoughts on that. believe it is going to flow together i think more and more people are starting to wake up to the fact that we are in this together you know we're fellow americans we all have our viewpoints but at the same time you know we need to respect one another's viewpoints and get away
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from the distractions that sometimes the media puts in front of us and have an open dialogue and open dialogue going to civil manner is the only way that we're going to be able to you know seriously address the issues that plague us very very well. lynn and lynn and shane we have to wrap it up now but ok i'm going to start referring to these folks not as protesters or protesters but more often as patriots will take a little bit of and see how that works out because i think that that's these are patriotic americans when thank you chamber thank you both for you to be here thank you because the violence in oakland caught the attention of one group of demonstrators who have seen far too much of themselves egyptians tomorrow protesters in tahrir square or the arab spring really took off will march to the u.s. embassy in a sign of solidarity with occupy oakland as you'd expect in a true global movement everyone sticks up for each other whether they're in oakland new york city of london. coming up the youth make up
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a large portion of the ninety nine percent movement and ultimately they face the bulk of the consequences of the one percent walking off with all our cash and crashing the world economy after the break i'll talk to one demonstrator who proves that even twelve years old is not too young to take on the streets. what drives the world the fear mongering used by politicians who makes decisions to break through get through to people made who can you trust no one who is in view with a global missionary see where we had a state controlled capitalism is called sessions when nobody dares to ask we do our tea question more.
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the occupy wall street protests have done more than grab headlines across the globe they caught the attention of america's young the next generation will be living with the consequences of the economic and political policies that were passed in some cases before they were even born and now have thousands of americans taking to the streets in protest joining me now is twelve year old gavin clark middle school student from maryland who's been following the occupy wall street movement very closely and will be speaking at the and nothing's enough rally here in washington d.c. and said. welcome thank you great to have you with us how did you get into the occupy
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wall street to ninety nine percent my mom told me about it and i started researching and i realized that the government only cares about the one percent not the ninety nine percent that really need. it seems it certainly seems that way it was because government money can buy you have a background in activism you knew you were an animal rights activist or a store yes tell us about that. i was with the. place called roxy's and i first started it with for community service hours but the more i was in it the more i. didn't realize i love doing this so i became a really big part and that's great but it's particularly you've been following the protests and the police crackdown in oakland and you said that you think that the events there. show that free speech is
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a sham is what why is that because i think government and the mayor saw that they were protesting they give them more money instead of. protesting against the big companies that control i think would have been like let them staying back out there protesting against the wanted to shut them up basically so you see as the big guys trying to shut off the little people. efficiently beings will use it what are your concerns for your own future and are your friends i'm concerned when i get the order in have a family that i have to work twenty four seven just to put food on the table. somebody works twelve hours a day. that's when you speak of be enough is enough really on the capital on capitol hill this weekend what's your message it's going to be that people need to speak up on the one percent who control the presidents and the mayors and who basically get off the. when they do their own things. and i'm curious given
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the your contemporaries your peers or the troll of your olds are you finding a generation that your generation is waking up to politics or are they still mostly you know watching t.v. . at their lunch they didn't know. or the microsoft guy died until a week later steve jobs yes even john thank you and he and so i felt that while they sit around watching t.v. and playing video games i am hoping kids are learning to look at the news and watch it so they'll be a part and not just the stupid kids basically the news is a good thing it would be it would be nice if we had more actual news news in the united states have been you're doing a great job the it's a lot of nature i mean to you thanks for coming out or a new poll of the young and the old and new york shows that fifty eight percent of
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the people there support the occupy wall street at a whopping seventy one percent of republicans believe occupy wall street has a right to protest so despite ongoing police crack crackdowns popularity for the movement is still high and so is interest in the movement to google the number of internet searches about occupy wall street is sixty six percent higher than the tea party ever was so with more people interested not by wall street than the tea party but with more support for occupy wall street today than the tea party should in the last few tea partiers who are left jump ship and it's not her pitch a tent rather in zuccotti park after all can't occupy wall street of the tea party agree on one main thing there's far too much corporate influence or fat cat influence or whatever you want to call it on our government your offer is take on this is t. is dan gainor the vice president he would pickens free market fellow at the business media instance if he didn't go back and those would be yeah there's not a firm the world these two groups need to come together and people. already very
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patriotic very pro-american focus of red white and blue people in a patriotic i think they're focused on only one of those colors red you look at these protests and i watch i was a couple hundred hours of the protest and yes i haven't gone down after the death threats are getting last night and i'm going to race. to go down there but you're blowing my mind. to call people who are saying you know who are running out inequalities and injustices in our system unpatriotic to say is frankly people who want people who are anti american which many of the people that was hit in the hospital in oakland right now was two terms in iraq and here's your opportunity just to apologize i don't have to i'll join you in american patriot who is out standing up for you i sort of assume you're not part of the one percent literally not not ever going to happen i said quite literally dozens of times what i support the right to legal protest and what i saw last night in occupy new york not the
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inspiration that you saw i saw hundreds of people running down the street running in the middle of traffic terrorizing ordinary citizens ordinary commuters screaming at them. purging the police was the army illegal. don't look well you know was was was was zero chance the finish what you're saying is there is a right to protest on our huge first amendment gun that's what conservatives are strudels in the constitution there were what these people are doing is illegal no right you don't have a criminal because you want your i've heard this when people break the law we see you did last night watch hundreds of people do it showing a lot. well i only rather says that the that that what they're doing is legal there's no and the right is absolute time you can't run through drag you can't they can't protest in my street right my house tonight if i go home and they're my house they're going to be there it's going to be apparent that you are not the government we all are to go no you are not the government and and the right of the people to
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peaceably assemble and is not have the government for redress of grievances is not the know it and the congress shall make no longer its should make no. zero york has made as made laws saying you can't to seize people's property you can to seize about other areas we have two hundred thirty years of not just supreme court precedent and so on in the can't they do that if you're trying to do it we say locally there are ways can't make a law that's one cause it it's it's their rights and when they want to see the brooklyn bridge when seven hundred of them seize a brooklyn bridge and got arrested if they were canceled into the brooklyn bridge oh they were just they were they were. on the pedestrian only one of the people and on the lease and moved them into those into the into the people in the front of yuri clearly heard the born saying if you go in this bridge you'll be arrested and they said pink the bridge that was the response the police doing down there probably a lot of good people in this protest who actually are suffering from from difficult times is a bad economy we've got we've got you know put bank stores through obligations and
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phil gramm took this economy down we've got massive going to cause over gore did you go for bill it was either our own government i mean well you know you know your credit thirty years or reaganomics you know we don't that enormous there is a reason this economic because of this government and for the people our government has grown so bloody much you talk about you know studio you just if you take right now if you take the. social security and medicare just so scary medicare which we pay into we take it back out ok so that's basically our money recycling you take that out and are the percentage of g.d.p. that the government represents right now goes from twenty three down in one thousand percent when reagan came into office. if you took that out the percentage of gov g.d.p. that represented government twenty two percent government right now is smaller than it was during the beginning of the end of the leverage office let's let's use some actual numbers bill clinton their actual not actual dollar numbers bill clinton left office and the sergeant was was one when the search truly hit absolute want to
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admit that the republican congress who put the office did it work bill clinton radios to where it is and nobody on right now the most recent up the most recent budget obama proposed was twice that in twelve years that's unsustainable and what's happened in full on the backs of then of course the disabled because george w. bush ran of six trillion dollars to the democratic and ran and then started two wars . with a bomb and started to do with help a democratic congress rather it was a zoo this is really you know dan from horses to from from george washington and sold and sold ronald reagan we saw it we basically had no major deficit the united states other than a couple ronald reagan only won the cold war won the cold war without without killing a lot of people so that's the end of that justifies putting it tripling our national debt putting three trillion dollars on the way going to voters going to you know and then for it and there's already weapons than and cost money to live so i don't recall him fighting the soviet union what that he. actually we ran the soviet union
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into debt fighting fighting by by you even spend huge amounts of yours are not supporting the mujahideen by giving no it's not a lot of money and help in the building of the fence adding that the russians tried to debate so to compete with and they tracked their value wasn't that was a done deal long before ronald reagan you know back in the sixty's the cia was predicting the collapse of the soviet and this was you know we're ready to go a lot of things that are wrong well they were they were right i always loved help how the big ones on the groups and organizations that the they suddenly like the one they were either five pointed well first of all and so the unit in the fall of brains of inspiration so he was also one or should we be on the other then you could save it. you know every president before that if you enter into a quota for that i you know that is just in my mind is a complete straw straw man it's already very strong here yeah it's in my metaphors but you know why are you calling out wall street instead of main street i don't get it i actually don't i've actually called out wall street but but what they want
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when i see people calling for revolution and the remember that's what this organization this operation is calling for their main website calls for global revolution you've got socialist whose are a web site the main occupy wall street mean web site the their life the website says global revolution ok well you know and i mean the revolution for frankly is fine with me as long as there's no bullets involved i think we need a revolution though you know i actually don't think we would see you reading the status quo i think we have a very nice process called collection b.s. and the revolutionary as well as the as was f.d.r.'s revolutionary and the thought with the chant for. will see danny thank you for dropping by thank you in case we need to be reminded of just why our nation needs this occupy wall street movement the congressional budget office just released a new report let me lay it out for you here's the chart it's pretty straightforward this is the this brand this is released two days ago the lowest quintile this is the bottom fifth of americans. second quarter these are fifths of americans are it
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this is income from basically one nine hundred seventy nine to two thousand and seven so basically from reagan till now fourth quintile fifth quintile minus one percent everybody's kind of going up a little bit and then this right here this is the top one percent. as the result of this. this this was the massive increase in the top one percent. fifteen times greater than the bottom percent we get to so this graphic and just take a look at the college tuition and fees this is the college tuition is the green line here over six hundred percent and medical expenses over two hundred fifty percent but there's there's been a couple of other expenses also gas for example is up one hundred sixty percent. since reagan came into office basically the one thing that hasn't actually two
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things haven't gone up one thing is wages individual wages from the time ronald reagan was president until today have gone up one dollar and twenty six cents and the cost of diamonds has gone up a lot so i guess you know newt gingrich has something to be grateful for but this is a giant gap right here and it really took a spike in two thousand when george bush turned thirty bush was elected this gap right here might have something to do with why there's so many people in the streets right. brazil or residents of siesta key in sarasota florida trying to figure out how a giant lego man washed up ashore on their beach the eight foot tall one hundred pound five revised lego man was found lying on the beach tuesday with the words no real bell and you are scrawled across its chest and had residents full of
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speculation about where it came from. so i heard it probably fell down the boat somewhere so we're told i do think it was from the u.f.o. people i really do. whether aliens would use lego's to begin their assault is unclear but we can officially rule out the lego company a representative quickly released a statement denying responsibility for the stunt even though the incident coincidentally coincides with the opening of lego land florida last month even stranger this isn't the first time a lego man has washed ashore around the world now to two thousand and seven a lego man appeared oland in two thousand and eight a lego man was found washed up in england a peculiar dutch artist named ego leonard through rumored to be responsible for the lego man incidents his name was scrawled on the back of the beach lego man you that or our worst fears have come to fruition lego's have become self-aware.


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