What’s The Real Reason Why The Occupy Wall Street Protesters Weren’t Kicked Out Of Zuccotti Park?

Zuccotti Park, pre-Occupation. Photo: Tony (CC)

Zuccotti Park, pre-Occupation. Photo: Tony (CC)

Is this it? Robert Johnson writes in Business Insider:

Coming on the heels of the Solyndra debacle, the Obama administration has just approved a $168.9 million loan guarantee for the Granite Reliable wind farm project owned by Brookfield Management BAM).

Among its many holdings BAM owns Brookfield Renewable Power, which owns the Granite Reliable and it also owns Brookfield Office Properties, whose holdings include the now famous Zuccotti Park.

The Department of Energy finalized the loan guarantee less than a week after Occupy Wall Street protesters took to Zuccotti Park, and with the Obama administration’s Tuesday endorsement of the protests, rumors are starting to circulate that this could be the reason Brookfield is allowing protesters to remain on its property.

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21 Responses to What’s The Real Reason Why The Occupy Wall Street Protesters Weren’t Kicked Out Of Zuccotti Park?

  1. Anonymous October 25, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

    Yeah, I’m sure that’s why the anti-war protestors in DC are getting invited to dinner with Obama, too.

  2. Liam_McGonagle October 25, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

    Yeah, I’m sure that’s why the anti-war protestors in DC are getting invited to dinner with Obama, too.

  3. Anonymous October 26, 2011 at 12:02 am #

    Mayor’s gf is on the board of co that owns the park. Maybe she has a heart?

  4. juepucta October 25, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    Mayor’s gf is on the board of co that owns the park. Maybe she has a heart?

  5. VoxMagi October 26, 2011 at 12:28 am #

    Wow…from Business Insider? Not a surprise…since every effort has been made for weeks to diminish the large scale support for the protests by associating them with Obama…or with the DNC…or with confusion of purpose…or with patchouli smelling unshaven people who are unpleasantly youthful…or people who have the nerve to own a cellphone while complaining of economic disparity…

    …or any of ten million whiny little excuses for marginalizing the Occupy movement as a whole…because thats what the desperate cretins at the top do…they divide so that they can continue to conquer. Maybe 9/10 Fox watchers will buy it and accept it wholeheartedly…because staring at the tube with glazed over eyes and nodding in complacent agreement is what they do best…

    …but fuck em all…OccupyWallStreet is working…and you can tell this by the nervous rhetoric and desperate distortions spewing from DNC and GOP alike. They know a game changer when they see one…and trying to find an advantage in it before it plows them under is their stock and trade.

    • Jin The Ninja October 26, 2011 at 12:54 am #

      great comment. but in patchouli’s defense- it does smell good:P

    • Underscore November 24, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

      How very reactionary of you once again.  By pointing to facts you instantly claim they are saying this is a DNC event.  There are many reasons not to evict in this scenario, like they have received large amounts of money from taxes and have failed. I can see the headlines now…   Frankly if you really look at the heart of the matter you will see ADbusters, moveon and Soros playing a large role starting this.  I am not saying they control it they do not and since it is not a DNC op anymore the cracked down through out the country ensued.  If you look at the occupywallst . o r g website they have now started censoring Ron Lawl and many others and it is really discrediting them.  how do i stop this underscore…

      • Underscore November 24, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

        weird it did not post the underscore…     Anyways adbusters, moveon and their site are now trying to undermining the movement. just my thoughts

      • VoxMagi November 26, 2011 at 5:08 am #

        Not to pick a nit…but I didn’t claim they are saying this is a DNC event…I made a fairly broad but reasonably accurate claim that MANY sources are attempting to co-opt, redefine or otherwise mischaracterize the Occupy movement…which has a core of anarchist/socialist/extreme leftists who are not on friendly terms with the likes of Soros any more than they are in the good books of the Koch bros. A large part of why an actual top down, organized by Homeland Security, open attack on multiple cities by police forces was executed against this movement is precisely because their core principles are infinitely more dangerous to the status quo than anything the easily gulled Tea movement could ever come up with.

        As a decentralized protest movement they are hard to pin down…which makes them hard to co-opt…and then theres the general cynicism toward our two party system and a deep suspicion that media larger than one market is poised against them. All of this makes the mainstream media all the more desperate to dismiss them, redefine them, ignore them or slander them en masse.

        A lot of the sniping against Adbusters smacks of disinfo op psyops to diminish the influence of a concept that almost any modern global business would find horrifying…and no small number of people are happy to jump on the hatewagon. You don’t have to march obediently in lockstep with everything any given group comes up with…you can take the best from them all and use what you see fit. This all or nothing nonsense is exactly what OWS has tried to avoid…and thats something everyone should aspire to achieve.

        I won’t say that half the traditional pop-culture left isn’t trying to squeeze their way into Occupy and shift its gears…but I have no patience for people who guzzle the disinfo being blasted at them to chase them away from a potentially powerful tool for change. There are times when even cynicism can be used against you…and anyone who appeals to us and pushes apathy as the solution to a new movements fringe flaws…is not your friend or ally.

  6. VoxMagi October 26, 2011 at 4:28 am #

    Wow…from Business Insider? Not a surprise…since every effort has been made for weeks to diminish the large scale support for the protests by associating them with Obama…or with the DNC…or with confusion of purpose…or with patchouli smelling unshaven people who are unpleasantly youthful…or people who have the nerve to own a cellphone while complaining of economic disparity…

    …or any of ten million whiny little excuses for marginalizing the Occupy movement as a whole…because thats what the desperate cretins at the top do…they divide so that they can continue to conquer. Maybe 9/10 Fox watchers will buy it and accept it wholeheartedly…because staring at the tube with glazed over eyes and nodding in complacent agreement is what they do best…

    …but fuck em all…OccupyWallStreet is working…and you can tell this by the nervous rhetoric and desperate distortions spewing from DNC and GOP alike. They know a game changer when they see one…and trying to find an advantage in it before it plows them under is their stock and trade.

  7. VoxMagi October 26, 2011 at 4:28 am #

    Wow…from Business Insider? Not a surprise…since every effort has been made for weeks to diminish the large scale support for the protests by associating them with Obama…or with the DNC…or with confusion of purpose…or with patchouli smelling unshaven people who are unpleasantly youthful…or people who have the nerve to own a cellphone while complaining of economic disparity…

    …or any of ten million whiny little excuses for marginalizing the Occupy movement as a whole…because thats what the desperate cretins at the top do…they divide so that they can continue to conquer. Maybe 9/10 Fox watchers will buy it and accept it wholeheartedly…because staring at the tube with glazed over eyes and nodding in complacent agreement is what they do best…

    …but fuck em all…OccupyWallStreet is working…and you can tell this by the nervous rhetoric and desperate distortions spewing from DNC and GOP alike. They know a game changer when they see one…and trying to find an advantage in it before it plows them under is their stock and trade.

  8. V. October 26, 2011 at 4:51 am #

    maybe its because the wall street fat cats dont care as they are inside looking at computer screens and counting money all day. new york is already crazy this is just another validation of their evil accomplishments 

  9. V. October 26, 2011 at 12:51 am #

    maybe its because the wall street fat cats dont care as they are inside looking at computer screens and counting money all day. new york is already crazy this is just another validation of their evil accomplishments 

  10. Anonymous October 26, 2011 at 4:54 am #

    great comment. but in patchouli’s defense- it does smell good:P

  11. BuzzCoastin October 26, 2011 at 7:19 am #

    Amerikan corporate politics relies on the tactics of a shell game
    only far more complex than the corner flim-flam man

    only 147 Bankster corporations spin the global corporate web
    very few escape their net

  12. BuzzCoastin October 26, 2011 at 3:19 am #

    Amerikan corporate politics relies on the tactics of a shell game
    only far more complex than the corner flim-flam man

    only 147 Bankster corporations spin the global corporate web
    very few escape their net

  13. Dannyjackson October 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    It all comes down to who gets their chair ( and/or ‘cut’ of the pie ) when the music stops.  Some protesters are paid to protest.  Bad publicity generated by rival companies firms etc. A little industrial espionage never hurts.  And it definantely never hurts ‘one’ who seeks a presidential nomination/win.  The key about these protests is to figure out what we are being distracted from really viewing.  One hand does this while the other is other is definently up to no good

  14. Dannyjackson October 26, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    It all comes down to who gets their chair ( and/or ‘cut’ of the pie ) when the music stops.  Some protesters are paid to protest.  Bad publicity generated by rival companies firms etc. A little industrial espionage never hurts.  And it definantely never hurts ‘one’ who seeks a presidential nomination/win.  The key about these protests is to figure out what we are being distracted from really viewing.  One hand does this while the other is other is definently up to no good

  15. Underscore November 24, 2011 at 7:33 pm #

    How very reactionary of you once again.  By pointing to facts you instantly claim they are saying this is a DNC event.  There are many reasons not to evict in this scenario, like they have received large amounts of money from taxes and have failed. I can see the headlines now…   Frankly if you really look at the heart of the matter you will see ADbusters, moveon and Soros playing a large role starting this.  I am not saying they control it they do not and since it is not a DNC op anymore the cracked down through out the country ensued.  If you look at the occupywallst . o r g website they have now started censoring Ron Lawl and many others and it is really discrediting them.  how do i stop this underscore…

  16. Underscore November 24, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    weird it did not post the underscore…     Anyways adbusters, moveon and their site are now trying to undermining the movement. just my thoughts

  17. VoxMagi November 26, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    Not to pick a nit…but I didn’t claim they are saying this is a DNC event…I made a fairly broad but reasonably accurate claim that MANY sources are attempting to co-opt, redefine or otherwise mischaracterize the Occupy movement…which has a core of anarchist/socialist/extreme leftists who are not on friendly terms with the likes of Soros any more than they are in the good books of the Koch bros. A large part of why an actual top down, organized by Homeland Security, open attack on multiple cities by police forces was executed against this movement is precisely because their core principles are infinitely more dangerous to the status quo than anything the easily gulled Tea movement could ever come up with.

    As a decentralized protest movement they are hard to pin down…which makes them hard to co-opt…and then theres the general cynicism toward our two party system and a deep suspicion that media larger than one market is poised against them. All of this makes the mainstream media all the more desperate to dismiss them, redefine them, ignore them or slander them en masse.

    A lot of the sniping against Adbusters smacks of disinfo op psyops to diminish the influence of a concept that almost any modern global business would find horrifying…and no small number of people are happy to jump on the hatewagon. You don’t have to march obediently in lockstep with everything any given group comes up with…you can take the best from them all and use what you see fit. This all or nothing nonsense is exactly what OWS has tried to avoid…and thats something everyone should aspire to achieve.

    I won’t say that half the traditional pop-culture left isn’t trying to squeeze their way into Occupy and shift its gears…but I have no patience for people who guzzle the disinfo being blasted at them to chase them away from a potentially powerful tool for change. There are times when even cynicism can be used against you…and anyone who appeals to us and pushes apathy as the solution to a new movements fringe flaws…is not your friend or ally.

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