28th January 2012
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A Republican member of the Indiana General Assembly withdrew his bill to create a pilot program for drug testing welfare applicants Friday after one of his Democratic colleagues amended the measure to require drug testing for lawmakers.
19th January 2012
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Beautiful timeline showing the events of each country in the Middle East,
starting when Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in Tunisia,
sparking a revolution that would burn throughout the entire Arab world.
19th January 2012
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UC Riverside students have come up with a plan to deal with rising college costs — get rid of tuition altogether.
The proposal would eliminate tuition while students are in school. Instead, students would agree to pay 5 percent of their income for 20 years after they graduate.
This… it’s called “winning.”
And the UC Berkeley president is seriously considering this idea.
16th January 2012
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Charges against an Occupy Orlando protestor jailed for writing on a city sidewalk with chalk were dropped on Wednesday during a hearing
Orlando police arrested Timothy Osmar on December 22 after he was spotted (via a police surveillance camera) writing on a city sidewalk with piece of chalk.
He then spent THREE WEEKS in jail for violation of a city ordinance without bond.
The city said the time Osmar spent in jail was equivalent to the time he would have served for violating the city ordinance. Therefore, the case was dismissed.
The messages on the sidewalk read “All I want for Christmas is a revolution. OCCUPY.” and “the revolution will not be televised”
In November, Osmar was arrested during Occupy Charlotte near his Fort Mill, South Carolina home for wearing a mask in public.
Timothy is now a free man, and said he wants his chalk back.
Give the man his chalk.
11th January 2012
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Protesters are promising to keep a watchful eye on the state capital this legislative session. Dozens of Tea Party, Occupy and Awake the State protestors traveled from all over Florida to Tallahassee today to voice their displeasure with lawmakers. As Whitney Ray tells us, no political party is safe from their scrutiny…
The 2012 Legislative Session was gaveled in over the voices of protestors. Just outside the House chamber, Occupy Tallahassee protestors lined the entry way handing out flyers and shouting at lawmakers entering the chamber.
The governor took a short cut around the protestors. Once the governor was inside the House Chamber, the occupiers joined with the Awake the State group.
The two groups of protestors have similar messages.
Awake the State has more union backing and identifies more with Democrats. Occupiers say no party is meeting their needs.
“Democrats and Republicans are nearly the same. They are just different on a few social issues that get blown up by the media,” said Shelby Radcliffe and Occupier from Orlando.
The Tea Party folks are also having a tough time finding lawmakers who hear their concerns and follow through with their promises.
“We put some of these officials in office right now and we expect them to perform. If they don’t perform, we are going to eliminate them,” said Mary Lynn Geisler a Tea Partier from Ocala.
Tea Party members want to see lawmakers improve schools, repeal redlight cameras and cut spending. All the groups say they’ll hold legislators accountable at the ballot box. All the groups are planning to have members at the capitol throughout the 60 day session.
9th January 2012
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Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell on the city’s abuse of power as seen in their arrest (the first one of it’s kind in Orlando, ever) of an Occupy Orlando protester using sidewalk chalk to write messages promoting what is usually considered typical American slogans for freedom, liberty, and justice.
9th January 2012
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January 8th, 2012: Sunday brunch before the week of Jan. — heading towards the start of the Florida legislative session
NOW FEATURING occupants from Orlando, Gainesville, Tampa, Jacksonville, Key West, Bradenton, Ft. Lauderdale, Sarasota, St. Augustine, Tallahassee, and MORE! (Not to mention Austin, TX?!)
WE ARE OCCUPY FLORIDA. OCCUPY TOGETHER.
9th December 2011
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HASH TAG: #PCoF or #PCoFL
An Occupy Florida Event |
On November 5, 2011, Occupy Orlando reached consensus at its General Assembly to begin the process of hosting a Founders-style People’s Convention in Orlando with delegates from the local Occupations of Florida. At present, our political and economic systems favor the interests of corporations and lobbyists over those of the common citizen. Corruption is endemic; politicians have failed us. We the People are gathering together as Occupy Florida to decide what changes we wish to see at the state level.
The People’s Convention of Florida is unaffiliated with any political or special interest groups. A majority of local Florida Occupations have agreed by consensus to support the Convention. To ensure that this is an inclusive conversation, delegates will be anyone from each local Occupation who wants to join us as well as members of the general public who wish to attend.
We will convene the weekend of December 9-11, 2011 to develop a list of desired changes that will resonate with any ethical person. On January 10, 2012, the first day of the Florida legislative session, we will march on Tallahassee to deliver The People’s Plan directly to the State Capitol.
Reclaim your voice. Let’s make the pursuit of happiness possible again.
Further details will be released soon.
Add your Area or RSVP to this event at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also RSVP via Event Brite at: pcof.eventbrite.com
Below are listed the areas that have confirmed their interest/attendance to the People’s Convention of Florida
1. Occupy Orlando
2. Occupy Bradenton
3. Occupy Tampa
4. Occupy Key West
5. Occupy Sarasota
6. Occupy St. Pete.
7. Occupy Miami
8. Occupy Daytona
9. Occupy Naples
10. Occupy Tallahassee
11. Occupy Palm Beach
12. Occupy St. Augustine
13. Occupy Space Coast
14. Occupy Jacksonville
12th October 2011
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Just playing with the various logos. Feedback is welcomed =)