"99%" Projected Onto Side of Verizon Building

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Nick Pinto
This is pretty amazing. Our Nick Pinto just tweeted out this picture of the Verizon Building near the base of the Brooklyn Bridge, where he's covering the Occupy Wall Street march. The march includes workers from the Communications Workers of America, who were out on strike at Verizon and have been working without a contract for some time. We can't imagine Verizon is very happy about having the CWA's message seen on the side of their building. (We must admit, however, that the scary, largely windowless part of the building seems to have a better purpose now as a screen.)

Here's another beautiful picture of the projection, when it had changed slightly to look even more like the Bat Signal, sent in from photographer Amber McLinn:

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Amber McLinn

You can follow Nick on twitter at @macfathon, check out Amber's webpage here, and read our entire 18 hour liveblog of Occupy Wall Street's National Day of Action here.

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Sal Cina
Sal Cina

I was very impressed with the projection. It lifted me up and many people are more aware of our problems.... We did not make a mistake voting for President Obama because we wanted  the change he was talking about. The republicans, corporations, and the tea party have put up road blocks and the President became weary and tried to compromise and has not shaken off all the lobyist that are clinging on. I still feel that he will come through for us. The people are in the streets and this will grow and I believe he will return to his original form and bring us the changes in his second term if we back him up. We need to get the message to him that we want him to make the change a reality that he promised. If not the change will come but it will take a little longer. We Shall Overcome!!!!!!!

thesoundlot.com
thesoundlot.com

Ricardo,

This is the United States. We don't elect leaders. We elect representatives.

Engrzpk1
Engrzpk1

AWESOME...its' disastrous what Verizon is trying to do to their loyal employees...and when the CEO Seidenberg rakes $55,000 per day out of the Corporation...and the fact that Verizon is extremely profitable yet trying to brainwash the Americans with the "fake sympathy" surrounding the weak economy.  Yeah, right.  Well we support the Unions and the average American worker as we are the 99%...Greedy politicians don't get it until it hits their pocketbook...but maybe we can now ask..."Can YOU hear me now?  We are fed up..!"

Mobius_A_Pretzel
Mobius_A_Pretzel

What's next? Wall Street? The Fed? White House? WTC-7?

Could be a trend.....

Glarstout
Glarstout

you know these big corporations and even the counties (public govt. ) are raping the land, cause I know that many "jobs" being farmed out are without their pensions, insurance, and goddness knows how many other benefits they have skulked out on. I worked 15 yrs and never had a paid holiday (or any of the benefits even entry level employees get!)  and I worked in the schools with the nation's kids day in and day out covering for teachers who were out sick, days and months at a time. So truly, fair is fair and if the law says to pay employees benefits then pay them and if the county won't pay them then WHO will?

Papaj23
Papaj23

This is KICK ASS. Best use of that friggin' eyesore since it vomited itself up on our shores!

ricohenry7
ricohenry7

If the president is politician and not a leader then we have made a BIG mistake. He's supposed to be the leader of this country and the free world. I don't care that the president looks Black. No passes for Black people in this life and/or this world. What we must have is a proven strong leader as president.  The president has no record of leading anything but a short career as a junior senator and a community organizer.  C4C is possibly one of the only groups that could bring about real change for our people Black people and this country. The administration is acting out of Panic. The country is close to possible Anarchy. The ruling class will do and are doing as the Nazi did in Germany. They must blame some group for the problems of this country sooner or later. Which group will end up like the Jew's of WWII Europe? Some may take this the wrong way but we're either part of the problem or part of the solution. This country was founded on Racism and Racism is destroying this society.  Power of the people  Ricardo JonesFormer Senior Federal Investigator Corrupt EEOC-NYDO

Malamountain
Malamountain

saw it on livestream, the image changed, "we are winning" "it is the beginning of the beginning" "we are unstoppable. another world is possible" Coolest thing ever!!! 

Jake Goodman
Jake Goodman

LOVE THIS!!!! "99%" is projected onto side of Verizon building via @steven_thrasher:twitter #ows #occupywallstreet

Blaire
Blaire

That's very mature, you must feel very proud of yourself for being so witty and intelligent. In other news, this is BEAUTIFUL.

KC and the sunshine
KC and the sunshine

MANY groups are being scapegoated at the moment.  The poor, Muslims, college educated, women, basically anybody who is considered a threat to the corporate powers that be (and control our government). This is meant to divide us and increase distrust between groups so that we don't band together and fight back against the real problem. The corporate takeover of our country and the globe. Muslims aren't a threat any more than the Jews were in Germany but this is where their fear mongering started.  Its an old tactic.  Lets hope Americans wake up to it before its too late.

Glarstout
Glarstout

Ricrado, I have to say that the worst exploiters of the black people are the black people themselves! Are you kidding? I worked in DC and it is all black city with all black system of govt. and they are explotiing their workers to the hilt. If slavery is still living and alive then it is because the blacks are keeping it alive. But you don't see the blacks complain when their own exploit them, only when the others do. What is up with that? When their own exploit them then they have to be charitable and the bigger person cause they won't rebel against their own but why allow your own to take advantage of you? I have seen the worst slave drivers sometimes in employment circles be the black woman employer!  If we are going to talk color and slavery or "racism" then take the beam out of your own eye before you go to pick the splinter out of the eye of the non-black about that. Clean up those black city govt.s who are totally underpaying their employees, who are city employees btw, and take the big bucks out of the pockets of those black politicians who have the city in their hands, pockets, pants, etc... Come on man! Give credit for where the blacks are where credit is due and tell it to the black race. STOP taking advantage of your neighbor: pay your own way, pay your wages and don't emotionally manipulate them. Sheesh I have had just so much of seeing that!  Imagine just to give you an idea, on a job application with the DC govt. is said "How low a salary are you willing to accept for this job?"! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is not how it is done!

Papaj23
Papaj23

No doubt racism is alive and well here, and the rest of the world, but economic injustice is causing far more harm these days. Of course those who suffer the greatest from that are minorities, but I really think it starts with colorblind greed. Create an economically just society, and minorities will be much better off. Create a racially just society, and the top 1% might just be a bit more colorful, but the rest of us will not be any better off.

John Wuethrich
John Wuethrich

from what i see: what people dont get is how the powers that be worked it both ways. by using the media to focus on the remaining in justices for the historically "scapegoated" groups they do 2 things

1)keep the white guilt alive2)keep all of us worried about minority groups when every person who isnt part of the monetarily elite is under attack. by elite i mean the ones at the top of the top... the 1% 

they control the media(this isnt speculation, follow who owns what through what subsidiaries and you can show much greater probable cause than it takes for the police to enter the 99%s homes) 

the same types of messages used to turn the population against ows are used to convince the public that all men are rapists/abusers/losers that cant be trusted...all blacks are gangsters, all people from the south are hicks... 

then after they amplify and in some cases create(gangster rap culture) the hate and distrust they carve us into these special interest groups that only fight for the rights of our little sect of similar surfs. 

they also push the message that sexism is against women and racism is against blacks, class warfare is the poor against the rich...  look up what Orwell called "double speak". then before you think its just fiction research Orwell; you will find that much of the creepiness of how the propaganda worked in 1984 was based on tactics the media used in nazi Germany.

you can argue they did it for the goal of taking control OR that it was about the dollar

(the group entering full legal rights had the publics popularity and or was sensational and sensational sells)

the end result has been the same. there is also evidence in people like Edward Bernays that this is a conscious effort against the non elite. I'm not sure how its so hard to believe either way

KC and the sunshine
KC and the sunshine

We're all being turned into serfs for the corporations now.  Its not a racial thing its a class thing.  Hope people wake up to this soon!

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