To The Sep17 Occupiers "Moneyman"
Posted by Lupe Fiasco
September 14, 2011
Hey Moneyman the crowd is outside. The past, the future and the now is outside. The teachers and cooks and the drop-outs too. Word on the street is they looking for you…
Hey Moneyman they saying whats the score? And how much blood have you spilled on the butcher shop floor? Those numbers keep running but what they running into? The crowd is outside and they asking of you…
Hey Moneyman Moneyman the mayors' on the phone. He says he wants to know if all those people went home. Those momma's and poppa's and students and cooks. Those teachers and preachers, one second I'll look…
Hey Moneyman Moneyman the tents are still up, the songs are still singing and the coffee's in cups. The nights due to fall and the sun's going down but its still a whole mess of good folks hanging round...
They eyes are wide and their voices are loud. Its white and black and colorless proud. The signs are big and the smiles are bright. By heaven I reckon its gone be one hell of a night!
Hey Moneyman poor Moneyman you should slip out the back. Cuz the forces of greed are under attack. No bombs or bullets or rocks or guns. Just hashtag's and voices at the tops of their lungs!
And Moneyman Moneyman I wont need a ride. But if you need me…
You can find me outside.
By Wasalu "Lupe Fiasco" Jaco
Pictures and Video
These pictures and video are from our trip to visit and support the #OccupyWallStreet protesters on Sunday, September 18, 2011.
Protesters in the park:
Protesters on the march:
Recent Diaries about #OccupyWallStreet on DailyKos
Updates: occupywallstreet Protesters are going to camp overnight by TBug
#OCCUPYWALLST -- FINAL UPDATE -- This is What YOU Can Do Right Now! -MEDIA FUND Established! -Upd x7 by HankNYNY (who is participating in the protests).
Action: What You Can Do
WE ARE THE 99%! - Media Fund
(Hat tip to HankNYNY )
Suggestion: Would the Kos community be willing to send messages to the NYPD/Public employees/Labor unions asking them to support the protesters? Maybe remind them that these young people are fighting for them and their families just as much as the rest of us.
Hat tip to TBug
SLEEPING BAGS! There is a growing need for blankets and sleeping bags, if the group is to be expected to stay. "Tents & Trails" 21 Park Place (212) 227-1760. We have established contact, they will deliver any goods ordered by phone.
(Hat tip to HankNYNY )Pizza: Liberato's Pizzeria - 17 Cedar St. -- (212)344-3464Panini & Co Bread - 115 Broadway, (212) 732-3110
Champs Deli - 30 Broad, (212) 363-2100
Charly's Deli - 110 Trinity Pl, (212) 566-0006 <-- 24 HOUR DELIVERY!Suggested items:
Baby wipes or Sani Hands
Lip Balm or vaseline
Chewing gum [everyone loves candy!]
Ponchos [it may rain on Wednesday]Address for Deliveries
(Park is bounded by Liberty Street, Broadway, Cedar Street and Church/Trinity Place)
New York, NY 10006
Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at livestream.com
Occupy Wall Street facebook page
US Days of Rage
Police scanner for Manhattan Precincts 1-23
(Hat tip to UnaSpenser)
Update: Arrests Today
Update: Yahoo Censoring?
Yahoo has stopped blocking and claims it was an unintentional problem with their spam blocker. I just tested it out, sent messages with #OccupyWallStreet and with the occupywallst.org link and both messages were sent and received successfully.
Yahoo Appears To Be Censoring Email Messages About Wall Street Protests (Updated)
Thinking about e-mailing your friends and neighbors about the protests against Wall Street happening right now? If you have a Yahoo e-mail account, think again. ThinkProgress has reviewed claims that Yahoo is censoring e-mails relating to the protest and found that after several attempts on multiple accounts, we too were prevented from sending messages about the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations.
Yahoo’s customer care Twitter account acknowledges blocking the emails, but says it was an unintentional error:
“We apologize 4 blocking ‘occupywallst.org’ It was not intentional & caught by our spam filters. It is resolved, but may be a residual delay.”
Yahoo’s main Twitter account adds:
“Thanks to @YahooMail users & @ThinkProgress for catching problem w/ #Occupywallst.org mail. Prob is fixed, but there may be residual delays.”