#MayDay Open Thread – Watch Live #OWS in NYC

Today we’re gonna start with an open thread for the purpose of monitoring the #MayDay Occupy movement. Below is the livestream from New York and we’ll ad more as we find them. As always, if you see something newsworthy, send it to me here.

Here is a second feed. I believe it’s also in NYC given the chants and the rain:

A third feed from NYC:

A fourth feed that appears to be in NYC as well:

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  • Well if they arent going to work today, then im not going to either!
    *grabs my Rasta hat with fake dreadlocks*

    • don’t forget your Che Guevera t-shirt, Birkenstocks and hacky-sack.

  • Rshill7

    Too many folks go to their graves with their music still in them. Life seems to have passed them by without so much as a ‘by your leave sir’, and the phrase, ‘what might have been’, echos in the ears of some, as the reality of mediocrity and personal lack of effort to go for it keeps slapping them in the face. They feel like one who’s forever standing on the edge of the high diving platform with never enough courage to jump. Neither a tortoise nor a hare in life’s race, but a passive bystander, letting life happen to them instead of grabbing it by the lapels and shaking it for all it’s worth.

    The sad reality of a life “lived” this way makes folks look back with regret. Don’t let life pass you by people. You write the script and you are the star. No one can do it for you. If you think you’re too old, too this or too that, to make the attempt, go ahead and slap yourself in the face and pick yourself up by your own bootstraps, sandals or what have you, and squeeze a life out of this life.

    Get up and go get it. It’s on you.

    • Nukeman60

      You’re absolutely right, Rs. Today, it’s raining outside and I’m sitting here at my computer terminal. Now, I generally find that fun and interesting, but today I’m going to get up, go to my 18 month old granddaughter’s house, and enjoy her company.

      While I’m there, I may just teach her a little bit about being a true conservative. She is the future and it’s up to us to pass on the values and ideals to them while we still can. She will never be an OWS brainless wonder. She may well be the future leader of this great country – unless I convince her to be an astrophysicist, of course.

      Or maybe we’ll just have our own little ‘Tea Party’. 🙂

  • Joe

    The MOST IMPORTANT thing to watch here is

    How much coverage the LSM will give these losers

    as compared to what Admiral Mullen said about Obama’s comments

  • RobertMahoney

    I would watch, but someone has to go to work and pay for the entitlements these little s*** want.

  • denbren52

    The rain may have dampened their spirits. Considering the population of NYC grows to more than 30 million every work day, these few hundred whackos making a bunch of noise in front of bank branches will hardly be noticed.

  • CaseyGeorge


  • WordsFailMe

    NYPD Legal(on the backs of their wind breakers), City Observers, un-armed, mostly women carrying their purses (?), there to act as witnesses. Hopefully their talents will be required frequently

  • Amy

    Our local May Day Occupiers numbered 2! LMAO… Both in those stupid, cowardly Anonymous masks. Holding, of course, signs saying that Scott Walker is a criminal. I truly was laughing my a$$ off as I turned my van away from them sporting my ‘I stand with Walker’ bumper stickers. They of course, kept it classy & flipped me the bird. LOL

  • These guiys need to get a job and get a life.. bunch of hopeless losers, really. Some pone must have given them food and shelter.

  • KM

    Low-lifes, each and every one of them.

    • Rshill7

      …with five being arrested by the FBI for trying to blow up the Cleveland bridge using C4 explosives. Occupy-types, self described anarchists.

      Would you also like to take credit for this O’? You should. This is all you mister community agitator. You’ve “found” the perfect slogan too: “Forward”, which is the precise name given to many socialist newspapers, one that comes to mind is “Avanti”. Mussolini was the editor of that one. Hitler also used that slogan in his socialist regime.

      Does anyone still fail to see the left for what it is? Anyone? Anyone at all? These are the American equivalent of brown shirts, only this time, it is happening here. Are we doomed to host history’s repetition? It’s certainly a gung ho attempt. Remain watchful friends. Take nothing for granted. The proverbial schtuff is racing towards the fan. Will it hit it?

      • MiketheMarine

        It will hit it and soon because it has been more than 50 years since the last time we had this war in the streets. We have a very short collective memory.

        • Rshill7

          Also 100 years ago across Europe, culminating in WW1.

    • Dreamcatcher59

      Not too likely,I am an occupational therapist, put myself throught college while working full time and rearing two children. At the time one was 5 months old, one 5 years old. I never missed a ball game my kids were in, a school program, a scout event or karate program. My boys are grown now, one is a web designer at the college he attended, the other is working on his doctorate in mathmatics and is with Occupy Austin .Neither of my kids drink, do drugs, have anything pierced or tattooed.I am an organizing member of Occupy Dallas along with many other professional people. We see a number of serious problems in this country that need to be solved. So, you go ahead keep watching Fox news, keep your eyes and ears closed and keep those of us trying to fix the problems labeled as low-lifes…

  • Eh2Zed

    I wonder if Obama is going to declare, “If I had a Useful Idiot, he would look like OWS.”?

    • 12grace


  • clizbe1

    POOR BABIES they not only pay ZIP O NADA taxes but their steeling the oxygen and covering us with their carbon dioxide, plugging up our toilets and crapping on our cars. Greenies yes sir ee! Green horns I mean. They should renounce their citizenship(give it to a Hatian.) In turn we’ll replace them with people who want to contribute and rebuild this great nation To sweeten the pot by giving them free air fair to Port a Prince! Their last freebie…..I hope!

  • Sober_Thinking

    Thanks for this… though I won’t watch it.

    This is the engineered de-evolution of our society. These useful idiots are simply tools for corrupt and evil despots and wanna-be’s who hate this country. It’s a shame that these putrid parasites are so blind and dumb that they can’t see what ignorance and insanity they’re displaying. Tools.

    • MiketheMarine

      Fear not. They are nothing more than cannon fodder for what is likely coming.

      • Sober_Thinking


        There is no doubt that Van Jones and the other reprobates will hide behind the herds of human shields.

        Love your angle on this… lol.

  • stage9

    OWS domestic terrorists attempt to blow up bridge, get busted by FBI:

    Brandon Baxter of Lakewood said he had no regrets for making sure people heard the message.

    “I took the risk of getting arrested because I feel the powers that be, whoever they might be –– on all levels of government and those who hold corporate power –– are not listening because not enough people are actually taking a stance” against foreclosures, he said. “I was hoping that this would be a great way to get Cleveland more involved by showing the potential that a small group of dedicated people can have in making an impact. Even though we are not in any government position or in Congress, we do have the power.”


    • K-Bob

      Good job, stage9. I was going to link that if no one else did. In the story I read, they were called “anarchists,” and no hint of the “occupy” movement was mentioned till the very end of the article, where some mealy-mouthed response from an Occupy Cleveland coordinator included a few things about being a non-violent movement.

      Like they haven’t been threatening violence directly for some time now.

    • 12grace

      I pressed like because I like the fact that you shared this information with us. I don’t support anyone blowing up buildings.

  • 12grace


    “A new word has been coined to describe Obama and his entire administration: ‘Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy)’ – a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected or appointed by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.”

    • stage9


  • Bottomfeeders of society unite!

  • Galatiansch2vs20

    March to the square at Union? Scheduled for two o-clock. First feed announced… led by guitar player, they expect to be big.

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      One guy said there may be more anti-Obama signs there than anti-Romney I think, then mentioned something about a law against military practicing beastiality.

      • Galatiansch2vs20

        Bottom thread anti-European rant by African-American lady, who used the n word and when she started cursing, I turned the sound off.

        • Galatiansch2vs20

          Third thread down, saw a man with a dark handkerchief over much of his face carrying what looked like a thick stick- had a scary look on his face.

        • Galatiansch2vs20

          Fourth thread down, history teacher talked about people walking out of school when the first bomb dropped on Iraq & also said the word “imperialists”.

          • Galatiansch2vs20

            Also bottom thread, where history teacher spoke earlier, gather that a bunch of people walk out of school for this protest.

      • Galatiansch2vs20

        Briefly saw part of a red flag with gold star- thought it might have been communist flag.

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      About the “Wild cat” march- 9 arrests before march started, reportedly (first feed).

      • Galatiansch2vs20

        Announcement was made that NYPD denied several arrests were made at some state park or other (said report was not true). And someone seemed to indicate someone from Fox News was there. (top feed)

  • Galatiansch2vs20

    Top feed- they were chanting “Union power”. Looks like Timothy Pool is the name of the guy giving the video feed- he just showed his press badge.

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      top feed- people holding sign, equal rights for all workers, stop raids and deportations- in other words, a request to stop enforcing the immigration laws is what they are requesting at leave immigration law breakers be. Wall street is now blocked off according the reporter. Someone is yelling “You natzis!” Protestors have sat down and are locking arms.

      • Galatiansch2vs20

        NYPD are on the scene, someone crying “Natzi(s)” and people chanting “Shame”.

        • Galatiansch2vs20

          Chants of “All day, all week, occupy wall street.”

  • Galatiansch2vs20

    Observations on second feed- People covering their faces with kerchiefs or a ski mask, one with tatoos, hooded sweatshirts, one with an A painted on the back of it, paint on faces.

  • Galatiansch2vs20

    Fourth feed- chanting “We are the 99 percent.” What sounded like the chant on the second one, I don’t want to repeat.

  • Galatiansch2vs20

    NYPD vehicles reportedly rolling up- feed 1. The filmer believes arrests may happen. Park is supposed to be cleared out of people it sounded like. He started at 8 AM and is planning to stop soon.

  • Galatiansch2vs20

    4th feed- OWS planning to meet at the New York stock exchange tomorrow. A guy talked about disobedience summer or something and plans for counter insurgency would be talked about. He said a number of professors from the city wanted to contribute their input or something.

  • Galatiansch2vs20

    One guy commented on the fourth feed that they are an anti-capitalist revolution, but they need the capitalists to assist their movement in the form of the cell phones in their pocket.

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      Video guy I believe read a sign which said Obama- He promised change, but he changed the promise.

  • ApplePie101

    I overheard my liberal pro-Obama coworkers denouncing the occupiers. For a moment I thought I was in the Twilight Zone.