'Occupy the Hamptons' Set for Saturday

Protesters plan to demonstrate at the Long Wharf in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.

The Occupy Wall Street protests, which have spread to about 70 cities, are now reaching the South Fork.

'Occupy the Hamptons' is planned for Saturday on the in Sag Harbor, starting at 4 p.m.

"We'll meet to support Occupy Wall Street ... and see what develops," said James Monaco, in an invitation he created on meetup.com. "Please help spread the word. As we used to say in the '60s, if you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem."

The invitation was duplicated on Facebook, and between both websites about 30 people have RSVPed to the protest as of Wednesday morning.

Unlike the protests on Wall Street, which have continued for weeks and include demonstrators camping overnight, the Occupy the Hamptons flyer says the event will end at 7 p.m., after just three hours.


Mary Beth November 19, 2011 at 05:03 PM
This is why Occupy MUST exist http://openchannel.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/19/8884405-lobbying-firms-memo-spells-out-plan-to-undermine-occupy-wall-street
Jaguar-Guy November 19, 2011 at 05:48 PM
Marched peacefully?? Again, I ask what you feel about the SEVEN DEAD PEOPLE ??? Thousands arrested. I just think that the train is off the tracks, and the bus is in the ditch. An honest movement that MOST agreed with, has been taken hostage by Violent Anarchists. They are anti-semetic, spewing hate at every chance, and there was a guy saying (in NYC) that "we're gonna burn this city down!!". That is why I got off the train and changed buses. So, again, what about the SEVEN DEAD PEOPLE ??? I am not insulting you, or attacking you. I am asking how you feel about that and still claim that it is "peaceful demonstrations" ??
Jaguar-Guy November 19, 2011 at 05:49 PM
p.s. I do not watch Fox news, but I see that you watch MSNBC - that speaks volumes.
Mary Beth November 19, 2011 at 06:16 PM
This is how a fascist state reacts to a peaceful demonstration by college students http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BjnR7xET7Uo
Mo Neill November 19, 2011 at 06:18 PM
MickNY, Clean? Why waste the excrement in some porta-potty when the 1% of the richest U.S. patriotic families who own 60% of "our" country's wealth would have the 99% of their fellow countrymen live on? You obviously hate the USA to suggest the non-very rich would withhold any material, however base, from the 1% who claim entitlement to make all the decisions & power their property rights give them. It's subversive to suggest democracy could ever work in the U.S., that humans have similar needs to the 1%, that vassels could be created equal by any god or goddess or that life's opportunities should be open to the 99% so starkly inferior to their masters. It's god's will, doncha know.
Mary Beth November 19, 2011 at 06:19 PM
The top 400 earners in the U.S. paid an average tax rate of 18 percent, according to a Bloomberg TV report noticed by Think Progress. And though that's a far lower rate than the 26.5 percent that many families making less than $100,000 pay annually in taxes, some of America's super-rich have been able to whittle their tax bill down even more, paying a tax rate as low as one percent, according to Bloomberg.
Jaguar-Guy November 19, 2011 at 06:42 PM
AND, what do you feel about the SEVEN DEAD PEOPLE ??? Obviously you care more about money and who makes what OVER the value of a person's life Mary Beth. You cannot even answer a simple question. That's right - stick to the SEIU and ACLU party line. Who cares who dies, right ?? "Peaceful Demonstrations" - my butt !!!!!! That is where you ALL lost me, when it all turned VIOLENT, and "the band played on". SHEESH!!
Mo Neill November 19, 2011 at 07:10 PM
Martin, If as you saY, "Wall Street lives in your neighborhoods ; they occupy our town ; they rule our government ; wake up to the fact that after 7pm they will occupy more than Wallstreet ;;unless people dissent in a fashion that disrupts society; and ruffkes a few feathers ; status quo remains ." why would you want to dissuade dissenters from oligarachy from making their voices heard? Should use (ownership) of nature trails or store sign rules take priority over fundamental, systemic, enforced inequality in our nation? Some might consider yr politics exceptionally ideosyncratic, if not myopic. How will complaining about OWS and not joining citizen demonstrations in support of equality and democracybring you the "citizen . . . support to occupy some of oir area trails ;ending our outlaw status ." you claim you would like to have? How does it fit your mold to do nothing but sit back & opine? How does it fit your mold to not disrupt the status quo? How can yr cynicism that doing nothing will make a difference? Youth wants to know, Martin.
Tonto November 19, 2011 at 07:14 PM
Communism (aka socialism) doesn't work. There is a reason capitalism has dominated the planet its called economics :) www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k4Ad6QWBL8
Mary Beth November 19, 2011 at 09:03 PM
Paul Ryan’s solution to inequality helps the rich, does nothing for poor. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/paul-ryans-solution-to-inequality-helps-the-rich-does-nothing-for-poor/2011/11/18/gIQAbt1OYN_blog.html
Mary Beth November 19, 2011 at 09:07 PM
It appears the right wing has been listening to OWS and is becoming quite frightened! http://illuminate.newsvine.com/_news/2011/11/19/8896526-it-appears-the-right-wing-has-been-listening-to-ows-and-is-becoming-quite-frightened
Penny Benbenek November 19, 2011 at 10:05 PM
Why are people still commenting on an event from way back in October? Because trolls are stirring the pot to get things fired up again, because they obviously have too much free time on their hands and because they take advantage of an open forum to do so.
Jaguar-Guy November 19, 2011 at 11:26 PM
Exactly Martin, they call names when we quote facts. And when asked politely about SEVEN DEATHS, they cannot respond - because they DON'T GIVE A DAMN about the dead. My father taught me that folks with nothing to say, resort to "name-calling". PS Penny, I am commenting about the RECENT DEATHS, not things back in October. SHEESH
Preliator November 19, 2011 at 11:51 PM
And whose fault is that,theirs? Blame our idiotic government that has turned our tax code into a 70,000 page piece of crap. The problem is not Wall Street, it is the stinking pile of fecal matter called Washington D.C. and the TWO parties that hold power there. These OWS idiots should be there and not any where else.
Ty Wenzel November 20, 2011 at 06:28 AM
You're called a troll so you cry... interesting, you both along with Martin are the first to exhibit homophobia, call us hippies and freaks, sheep and other nonsense... boo hoo. I tried to stay out of this all day but i could no longer, because, although I am always told to not bother with GOP/TeaBag/Corporate Whores convos because it's basically pointless - it's certainly true. If you look at my earlier posts, i really tried to be respectful and listened and tried to share our point of view but got nowhere except told we were lunatics. I won't make that mistake anymore. You want class warfare, you've got it. Jaguar, do you care AT ALL about the thousands, if not millions of people who are dead because lobbying has affected how people receive healthcare (IF they receicve healthcare), that lobbying has speculated on gas prices, health insurance, pollution, the price of rice and wheat (Goldman Sucks is particularly entrenched in keeping the poorest of the poorest countries in starvation mode)... you are asking about 7 people, whom I have personally prayed for... DO YOU EVEN THINK ABOUT THE HUNGRY KIDS IN SPRINGS??? Do not talk to me about police being hurt... they have instigated the VIOLENCE EVERY TIME. I have seen it with my own eyes because I'm on the streets in NYC and the Hamptons... not on my couch kvetching. It's a revolution, not a tea-party. I am willing to fight for this country, and to make it better for my child - but I won't fight corporate wars.
Ty Wenzel November 20, 2011 at 06:34 AM
Tonto, don't talk to me about HARD WORK. I've worked since i was 14. I bartended on the BOWERY for 12 years. I have lifted three full cases of beer up two flights of stairs for years and years... YOU HAVE NO CLUE WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT. You know nothing about me, and I have never asked for anything but what I deserve... HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION, AFFORDABLE FOOD AND HOUSING. But when these things are out of touch for ordinary folks, you better believe I AM IN THE STREETS DEMANDING IT. And seeing that EVERY SINGLE MEDIA OUTLET FROM FOX TO CNN TO AL JAZEERA TO THE BBC was at our march on Thursday... I'd say it's NOT TIRESOME and that IT'S THE HOTTEST THING IN AMERICA RIGHT NOW. We are not a people who give a hoot about Kardashian and what the media trolls feed you...
Ty Wenzel November 20, 2011 at 06:37 AM
I responded to your weak argument about 7 dead people above. You need a reality check... WAKE UP or GO AWAY while we do the work that needs to be done. Mary Beth, I have learned that trying to educate people like this is impossible... they don't have open minds... they only follow their "leaders" so don't bother with facts...
Ty Wenzel November 20, 2011 at 06:38 AM
It's why we're still talking about it... they say it's tiresome, but they just can't stop talking about it - LOL.
Jaguar-Guy November 20, 2011 at 10:38 AM
I am not tired of communicating about an important topic. I think the top 1% should pay more in taxes....period. However, when PENNY and TY claim that these are all "peaceful demonstrations" and dicard the FACT the seven (7) people are dead, and they just don't care about that, then that's when I am off the OWS train. The remaining folks are LOONS, who only can quote MSNBC. It is cominal at this point. This thing is dead, and the politicians that supported the movement will be voted out. What a strategic mistake !!!!!
Jaguar-Guy November 20, 2011 at 10:47 AM
Homophobic ?? Where did that new insult come from. First, I only asked a question and you've given your answer. Initially, I thought increasing the taxes on the rich a start, but gov't spending had to be put in check also to come closer to closing the deficit. No troll here, no homophobe, no anti-semite, no hater. You keep insulting folks, burning things down and you are on your own. I've dropped your flag a while back when people started DYING. But you clearly are ok with losing a few for the "greater good", right ??? So, go sacrifice a few so there is MORE for you to take. Go grab all you can TY. You go girl !!
Penny Benbenek November 20, 2011 at 02:14 PM
You assume & project way too much onto other people. We are all entitled to our opinions...can we not do it without attacking? Not on Patch, where verbal assault is the game of the day. Play nice all.
Hazel Wilkonson the First November 20, 2011 at 10:50 PM
Mr jaguar, please provide a detailed list of each of these deaths including where it happened, how it happened, what the police said about the circumstances of the deaths and why you seem to believe that these deaths are directly related to the protests and the protesters. And please confine you answers to legitimate news outlets. If you cannot do this, then I suggest you quit parroting some nonsensical lie you read on a Koch sponsored website.
Penny Benbenek November 21, 2011 at 02:38 AM
You keep mixing me in with not caring about SEVEN DEATHS. I have not commented one way or another about this as I have no clue what you are talking about, so stop dragging me into your commentary please. Rage on with your editorial, but leave me out of it. I can speak for myself.
Preliator November 21, 2011 at 01:39 PM
Have you thought about how much money this is costing us, the U.S. taxpayer for all this nonsense? It is up 7 million just for NYC, who knows how much it is for all the other OWS camps. How about the cost to businesses in the affected areas, what it costs them in income, what it costs government in lost taxes. How about the fact that the movement is growing increasingly violent and radical as time goes on? Sexual assaults, rapes, crime, rampant drug use and the anti-semtic signs that are popping up? Any concerns? No, OWS is no movement unless you put the word 'bowel' in front of it. It is just a mob, mindless, directionless and dangerous.
Mary Beth November 21, 2011 at 01:58 PM
The comments by those on the right who disagree with the protests have grown more distasteful with every post. Their opinions are laced with insults, ad hominem attacks, and disgusting innuendos that benefit neither side and do nothing to move the conversation forward.
Jaguar-Guy November 25, 2011 at 04:35 PM
Why don't you start Penny, and stop calling people Trolls ??? Take your OWN advice please, and have a nice day. Go Jaguars !!!
Jaguar-Guy November 26, 2011 at 11:27 AM
cnn.com Hazel, will list the deaths resulting from the OWS movement. How is that for independent? Search "deaths related to OWS", and ALL information is there for you. I have called nobody names, and I now remove myself from this topic completely. I originally supported the ideas initially put forth, and now the OWS thugs are costing millions in lost local business, at a time little can afford to lose it, along with all the VIOLENCE. How many people were arrested at Tea Party Demonstrations - ZERO !!!! Go Jaguars, and God Bless Ronald Reagan !!!! Oh, btw - O-Blama left out thanking God in his Thanksgiving Day Speech. Just thought you should know.
Hazel Wilkonson the First November 26, 2011 at 04:10 PM
So,jaguar, not only can you not provide the details of the circumstances of these deaths, but you double- down on your false assertions? I wish you would remain a part of this conversation because it is important for people to understand the extreme lengths to which some will go to take away our rights to peaceably assemble. There is no greater ally to the progressive movement than the ignorant, hateful, and extremist rumblings of the regressive right.
Hazel Wilkonson the First November 26, 2011 at 06:19 PM
You have described yourself perfectly. As with jaguar, your postings on this topic have served progressives well. You have have been the model of right wing hate and ignorance
Brendan J. O'Reilly (Editor) November 26, 2011 at 09:11 PM
This conversation has devolved into puerile name calling and other personal attacks. I am closing this comment thread. You may continue the discussion elsewhere on the site, on another Occupy the Hamptons story, but please follow the Patch terms of service for commenting, or your comments may be removed. Thanks to those who stayed on topic and refrained from attacking other commenters.


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