Grad student of LGBTQ studies who finally moved back to New England from California last fall. Forever in love with my ivy-covered, queerer-than-hell women's college. I post a strange mix of hot women being sexy with other women, references to selected pop culture that passes muster, and irrefutable evidence that the United States is tumbling towards a perhaps irreversible Roman decline. That's the moment we live in. Perhaps it only makes sense as postmodern. Enjoy.
 
 
 

In an effort to send a message to big banks, some protestors, who seem to be associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, have organized an event to remove all funds from banks and into credit unions.

Protestors are calling the event “Bank Transfer Day” and are encouraging people nationwide to participate November 5.

The Facebook page for the event states the following:

“Together we can ensure that these banking institutions will ALWAYS remember the 5th of November!! If the 99% removes our funds from the major banking institutions on or by this date, we will send a clear message and give the 1% a taste of the fear that we experience every day when we aren’t able to pay for our rent, food, medication, utilities, student loans, etc.”

So far over 6,500 people have RSVP’ed for the event.

The protestors take issue with the Durbin Amendment, which is an addition to the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that caps the debit interchange fees banks can charge merchants.

The protestors oppose the amendment because they claim the banks will begin to charge their customers $3-$5 fees to off-set the money they will lose because of the interchange fee cap.

The event’s Facebook page states:

WHY ARE WE BOYCOTTING?

The Durbin Amendment is an add-on to the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Public Law No. 111-203), signed into law by President Barack Obama on July 21, 2010. The Act allows the Federal Reserve to regulate debit card interchange fees of banks with over $10 billion in assets. Over the summer, the Fed released the final rule on the matter by limiting debit card interchange fees to a maximum of 21¢ per transaction. In response, these “major banks” have decided that beginning early 2012 any consumer with less than $20,000 in combined accounts will be charged a monthly $3-5 fee if they use their debit card at any point during the month. This is a blatant attack on the 99% that cannot & will not be tolerated. In a stand of solidarity, on November 5th we will transfer our money & close our accounts with these major banking institutions to take our business to credit unions (or local banks if a credit union isn’t available). Since #OccupyWallStreet began, these banks are donating our money (and money they’ve made with our money) to law enforcement agencies to heap abuse on our brothers & sisters. NO LONGER.

Bank of America [BAC 5.90 -0.38 (-6.05%) ] has already announced it will start to charge customers $5 a month for using their debit card starting next year.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/44800021/ (via saboma)

Why are people like this obsessed with making every “memorable” thing happen on the same day.

(via svennysvensven)

^^UHHH, because that’s the point of a social movement. Getting strength in numbers and making something big happen so that the people in power take notice and see that it isn’t just random chance.

(via rainbowtheories)

^UHHHHH you WILDLY misunderstand what I’m saying. Every single economic movement done by young people in the past 10 years has been fueled by people being like “hey let’s do every thing on November Fifth because get it! V for Vendetta! Freedom! Yeah!”

It’s retarded. Choosing one single day to do shit is important (even though this will not be a good example of something important actually happening), but ALWAYS choosing the SAME day is RETARDED.

(via svennysvensven)

^^I’m done with you. You don’t make sense and your use of the word “retarded” makes me want to verbally attack you. So I am just done.

 
 

In an effort to send a message to big banks, some protestors, who seem to be associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, have organized an event to remove all funds from banks and into credit unions.

Protestors are calling the event “Bank Transfer Day” and are encouraging people nationwide to participate November 5.

The Facebook page for the event states the following:

“Together we can ensure that these banking institutions will ALWAYS remember the 5th of November!! If the 99% removes our funds from the major banking institutions on or by this date, we will send a clear message and give the 1% a taste of the fear that we experience every day when we aren’t able to pay for our rent, food, medication, utilities, student loans, etc.”

So far over 6,500 people have RSVP’ed for the event.

The protestors take issue with the Durbin Amendment, which is an addition to the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that caps the debit interchange fees banks can charge merchants.

The protestors oppose the amendment because they claim the banks will begin to charge their customers $3-$5 fees to off-set the money they will lose because of the interchange fee cap.

The event’s Facebook page states:

WHY ARE WE BOYCOTTING?

The Durbin Amendment is an add-on to the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Public Law No. 111-203), signed into law by President Barack Obama on July 21, 2010. The Act allows the Federal Reserve to regulate debit card interchange fees of banks with over $10 billion in assets. Over the summer, the Fed released the final rule on the matter by limiting debit card interchange fees to a maximum of 21¢ per transaction. In response, these “major banks” have decided that beginning early 2012 any consumer with less than $20,000 in combined accounts will be charged a monthly $3-5 fee if they use their debit card at any point during the month. This is a blatant attack on the 99% that cannot & will not be tolerated. In a stand of solidarity, on November 5th we will transfer our money & close our accounts with these major banking institutions to take our business to credit unions (or local banks if a credit union isn’t available). Since #OccupyWallStreet began, these banks are donating our money (and money they’ve made with our money) to law enforcement agencies to heap abuse on our brothers & sisters. NO LONGER.

Bank of America [BAC 5.90 -0.38 (-6.05%) ] has already announced it will start to charge customers $5 a month for using their debit card starting next year.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/44800021/ (via saboma)

Why are people like this obsessed with making every “memorable” thing happen on the same day.

(via svennysvensven)

^^UHHH, because that’s the point of a social movement. Getting strength in numbers and making something big happen so that the people in power take notice and see that it isn’t just random chance.

 
 

In an effort to send a message to big banks, some protestors, who seem to be associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, have organized an event to remove all funds from banks and into credit unions.

Protestors are calling the event “Bank Transfer Day” and are encouraging people nationwide to participate November 5.

The Facebook page for the event states the following:

“Together we can ensure that these banking institutions will ALWAYS remember the 5th of November!! If the 99% removes our funds from the major banking institutions on or by this date, we will send a clear message and give the 1% a taste of the fear that we experience every day when we aren’t able to pay for our rent, food, medication, utilities, student loans, etc.”

So far over 6,500 people have RSVP’ed for the event.

The protestors take issue with the Durbin Amendment, which is an addition to the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that caps the debit interchange fees banks can charge merchants.

The protestors oppose the amendment because they claim the banks will begin to charge their customers $3-$5 fees to off-set the money they will lose because of the interchange fee cap.

The event’s Facebook page states:

WHY ARE WE BOYCOTTING?

The Durbin Amendment is an add-on to the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Public Law No. 111-203), signed into law by President Barack Obama on July 21, 2010. The Act allows the Federal Reserve to regulate debit card interchange fees of banks with over $10 billion in assets. Over the summer, the Fed released the final rule on the matter by limiting debit card interchange fees to a maximum of 21¢ per transaction. In response, these “major banks” have decided that beginning early 2012 any consumer with less than $20,000 in combined accounts will be charged a monthly $3-5 fee if they use their debit card at any point during the month. This is a blatant attack on the 99% that cannot & will not be tolerated. In a stand of solidarity, on November 5th we will transfer our money & close our accounts with these major banking institutions to take our business to credit unions (or local banks if a credit union isn’t available). Since #OccupyWallStreet began, these banks are donating our money (and money they’ve made with our money) to law enforcement agencies to heap abuse on our brothers & sisters. NO LONGER.

Bank of America [BAC 5.90 -0.38 (-6.05%) ] has already announced it will start to charge customers $5 a month for using their debit card starting next year.

 
 

evanfleischer:

Watch the live stream — which — as of this posting — is still in progress here. Informal crowd estimates suggest there are about 1,000 people there. A media team shared talking points with the crowd earlier and — now — according to one tweet — they’re being taught how to browse the web anonymously.

Photos via shidash/magicofpi/@Occupy_boston

(Source: evanfleischer)

 
 

madamethursday:

youarenotyou:

being able to take time off from work/school (especially for long periods like w/ occupy wall street), being able to get arrested without getting deported (which is what happens to non-citizens when they get arrested), not having disabilities that prevent…

<3 Yes. Always very important to be reminded of <3

 
 

HuffPo: #OWS: Some News Is So Big It Needs It’s Own Page

99anon:

HuffingtonPost creates a page dedicated to news on #OccupyWallStreet.

Awesome! Not only are videos of police brutality currently at the top of the page, it even includes videos by Anonymous.

 
 
saboma:

A man is arrested on 12th Street near Union Square. Dozens were arrested after a march from the Occupy Wall Street encampment in lower Manhattan.

saboma:

A man is arrested on 12th Street near Union Square. Dozens were arrested after a march from the Occupy Wall Street encampment in lower Manhattan.

 
 
sarahlee310:

timetruthhumor:

#OCCUPY WALL STREET
Mainstream media is taking notice.  
Bloomberg:  Wall Street Protesters Vow ‘Peaceful Barricades’ in Manhattan Occupation
CNN Money:  Thousands of protesters to ‘Occupy Wall Street’ on Saturday
Washington Post:  U.S. Day of Rage planned for Saturday—an Arab Spring in America?
Democracy Now:  Hundreds expected for ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest

The organizers have done a fantastic job with the various graphics for this.  Hope the people live up to the hype. 

Hopefully the fact that I just heard about this on Friday night is only a fluke and this is actually really well-organized. Because I really want it to succeed. REALLY DO.

sarahlee310:

timetruthhumor:

#OCCUPY WALL STREET

Mainstream media is taking notice.  

The organizers have done a fantastic job with the various graphics for this.  Hope the people live up to the hype. 

Hopefully the fact that I just heard about this on Friday night is only a fluke and this is actually really well-organized. Because I really want it to succeed. REALLY DO.

 
 

In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a case called Citizens United v. FEC that corporations have a “right” to spend unlimited money influencing elections.
Corporations are not people. Democracy is for people.
Add your name to our petition for a constitutional amendment to overturn the ruling and reclaim our democracy.

Fuck. Yes.&#160;!

In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a case called Citizens United v. FEC that corporations have a “right” to spend unlimited money influencing elections.

Corporations are not people. Democracy is for people.

Add your name to our petition for a constitutional amendment to overturn the ruling and reclaim our democracy.

Fuck. Yes. !

(Source: diadoumenos)

 
 


36 Reasons Why You Should Thank a Union
Weekends 
All Breaks at Work, including your Lunch Breaks 
Paid Vacation 
FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act)
Sick Leave 
Social Security 
Minimum Wage 
Civil Rights Act/Title VII (Prohibits Employer Discrimination) 
8-Hour Work Day 
Overtime Pay 
Child Labor Laws 
Occupational Safety &amp; Health Act (OSHA) 
40 Hour Work Week 
Worker’s Compensation (Worker’s Comp) 
Unemployment Insurance 
Pensions 
Workplace Safety Standards and Regulations 
Employer Health Care Insurance 
Collective Bargaining Rights for Employees 
Wrongful Termination Laws 
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 
Whistleblower Protection Laws 
Employee Polygraph Protect Act (Prohibits Employer from using a lie detector test on an employee) 
Veteran’s Employment and Training Services (VETS) 
Compensation increases and Evaluations (Raises) 
Sexual Harassment Laws 
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)  
Holiday Pay 
Employer Dental, Life, and Vision Insurance 
Privacy Rights 
Pregnancy and Parental Leave 
Military Leave 
The Right to Strike 
Public Education for Children 
Equal Pay Acts of 1963 &amp; 2011 (Requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work) 
Laws Ending Sweatshops in the United States 
Sources and Information:AFSCMEDept of LaborTimelineWikipedia.orgChild Labor Public Education ProjectAFL-CIOSEIU

36 Reasons Why You Should Thank a Union

  1. Weekends
  2. All Breaks at Work, including your Lunch Breaks
  3. Paid Vacation
  4. FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act)
  5. Sick Leave
  6. Social Security
  7. Minimum Wage
  8. Civil Rights Act/Title VII (Prohibits Employer Discrimination)
  9. 8-Hour Work Day
  10. Overtime Pay
  11. Child Labor Laws
  12. Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
  13. 40 Hour Work Week
  14. Worker’s Compensation (Worker’s Comp)
  15. Unemployment Insurance
  16. Pensions
  17. Workplace Safety Standards and Regulations
  18. Employer Health Care Insurance
  19. Collective Bargaining Rights for Employees
  20. Wrongful Termination Laws
  21. Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 
  22. Whistleblower Protection Laws
  23. Employee Polygraph Protect Act (Prohibits Employer from using a lie detector test on an employee)
  24. Veteran’s Employment and Training Services (VETS)
  25. Compensation increases and Evaluations (Raises)
  26. Sexual Harassment Laws
  27. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) 
  28. Holiday Pay
  29. Employer Dental, Life, and Vision Insurance
  30. Privacy Rights
  31. Pregnancy and Parental Leave
  32. Military Leave
  33. The Right to Strike
  34. Public Education for Children
  35. Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011 (Requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work)
  36. Laws Ending Sweatshops in the United States


Sources and Information:
AFSCME
Dept of Labor
Timeline
Wikipedia.org
Child Labor Public Education Project
AFL-CIO
SEIU