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The Occupy Little Rock location at 4th and ferry before and after the eviction.  sad face
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Via +Occupy Little Rock ATTENTION ALL OCCUPIERS! @ 4:00 Monday, April 30 2012 Occupy Little Rock will hold a march without the use of a permit in the streets to city hall. We will rally against our comming eviction and have a few speeches from the occupiers themselves. We are asking for anyone and everyone whom has ever helped or supported the occupation to come join us in the streets! SHARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Here's a way to get corporations out of politics: Pass a ballot initiative that makes corporate influence ILLEGAL in the state of Arkansas.

Today the Arkansas Attorney General certified the popular name and the ballot title “The Campaign Finance and Lobbying Act of 2012” Ballot Initiative, submitted by Regnat Populus 2012, a citizen-led Ballot Question Committee.

The Committee may now begin the canvassing efforts necessary to acquire the needed signatures to qualify the Proposed Act to be included on the 2012 General Election ballot this November.

In brief, the proposed language includes provisions for the following changes to existing Arkansas Campaign Finance and Lobbying statutes:

1. Enabling greater transparency of contributions by disallowing direct corporate and union contributions to state political campaigns, although such entities may continue to use authorized Political Action Committees, thus aligning Arkansas state law with current Federal Election Commission rules.

2. Lengthening the “cooling-off” period that legislators must wait after leaving office before they return as lobbyists from 1 year to 2 years.

3. Enacting the “Wal-Mart Rule,” disallowing gifts from lobbyists to legislators which will allow legislation being considered by the General Assembly to stand purely on its own merits.

The Regnat Populus 2012 Ballot Question Committee derived its name from the Arkansas state motto which means “The People Rule.” Regnat Populus hopes to greatly utilize citizen involvement to mobilize a wide-spread volunteer canvassing effort. A Kick-Off Party will be held on April 7 at 10:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 800 Scott Street and the public is invited. “The Regnat Populus 2012 Ballot Question Committee will hold a canvassing workshop and recognize the supporters and volunteer canvassers who have already committed to helping make “the people rule” more than just a motto.” Paul Spencer, committee chair, will speak about the significance of this action in today’s political climate. The full text of the proposed initiative, as well as information about the group and volunteer opportunities, can be found on the group’s website

Please direct any interview or speaking requests to: info@regnatpopulus2012; text requests to (870)718-4745; or call (214) 686-6347.


These methods were compiled by Dr. Gene Sharp and first published in his 1973 book, The Politics of Nonviolent Action, Vol. 2: The Methods of Nonviolent Action. (Boston: Porter Sargent Publishers, 1973). The book outlines each method and gives information about its historical use.


Formal Statements
1. Public Speeches
2. Letters of opposition or support
3. Declarations by organizations and institutions
4. Signed public statements
5. Declarations of indictment and intention
6. Group or mass petitions

Communications with a Wider Audience
7. Slogans, caricatures, and symbols
8. Banners, posters, and displayed communications
9. Leaflets, pamphlets, and books
10. Newspapers and journals
11. Records, radio, and television
12. Skywriting and earthwriting

Group Representations
13. Deputations
14. Mock awards
15. Group lobbying
16. Picketing
17. Mock elections

Symbolic Public Acts
18. Displays of flags and symbolic colors
19. Wearing of symbols
20. Prayer and worship
21. Delivering symbolic objects
22. Protest disrobings
23. Destruction of own property
24. Symbolic lights
25. Displays of portraits
26. Paint as protest
27. New signs and names
28. Symbolic sounds
29. Symbolic reclamations
30. Rude gestures

Pressures on Individuals
31. "Haunting" officials
32. Taunting officials
33. Fraternization
34. Vigils

Drama and Music
35. Humorous skits and pranks
36. Performances of plays and music
37. Singing

38. Marches
39. Parades
40. Religious processions
41. Pilgrimages
42. Motorcades

Honoring the Dead
43. Political mourning
44. Mock funerals
45. Demonstrative funerals
46. Homage at burial places

Public Assemblies
47. Assemblies of protest or support
48. Protest meetings
49. Camouflaged meetings of protest
50. Teach-ins

Withdrawal and Renunciation
51. Walk-outs
52. Silence
53. Renouncing honors
54. Turning one's back


Ostracism of Persons
55. Social boycott
56. Selective social boycott
57. Lysistratic nonaction
58. Excommunication
59. Interdict

Noncooperation with Social Events, Customs, and Institutions
60. Suspension of social and sports activities
61. Boycott of social affairs
62. Student strike
63. Social disobedience
64. Withdrawal from social institutions

Withdrawal from the Social System
65. Stay-at-home
66. Total personal noncooperation
67. "Flight" of workers
68. Sanctuary
69. Collective disappearance
70. Protest emigration (hijrat)


Actions by Consumers
71. Consumers' boycott
72. Nonconsumption of boycotted goods
73. Policy of austerity
74. Rent withholding
75. Refusal to rent
76. National consumers' boycott
77. International consumers' boycott

Action by Workers and Producers
78. Workmen's boycott
79. Producers' boycott

Action by Middlemen
80. Suppliers' and handlers' boycott

Action by Owners and Management
81. Traders' boycott
82. Refusal to let or sell property
83. Lockout
84. Refusal of industrial assistance
85. Merchants' "general strike"

Action by Holders of Financial Resources
86. Withdrawal of bank deposits
87. Refusal to pay fees, dues, and assessments
88. Refusal to pay debts or interest
89. Severance of funds and credit
90. Revenue refusal
91. Refusal of a government's money

Action by Governments
92. Domestic embargo
93. Blacklisting of traders
94. International sellers' embargo
95. International buyers' embargo
96. International trade embargo


Symbolic Strikes
97. Protest strike
98. Quickie walkout (lightning strike)

Agricultural Strikes
99. Peasant strike
100. Farm Workers' strike

Strikes by Special Groups
101. Refusal of impressed labor
102. Prisoners' strike
103. Craft strike
104. Professional strike

Ordinary Industrial Strikes
105. Establishment strike
106. Industry strike
107. Sympathetic strike

Restricted Strikes
108. Detailed strike
109. Bumper strike
110. Slowdown strike
111. Working-to-rule strike
112. Reporting "sick" (sick-in)
113. Strike by resignation
114. Limited strike
115. Selective strike

Multi-Industry Strikes
116. Generalized strike
117. General strike

Combination of Strikes and Economic Closures
118. Hartal
119. Economic shutdown


Rejection of Authority
120. Withholding or withdrawal of allegiance
121. Refusal of public support
122. Literature and speeches advocating resistance

Citizens' Noncooperation with Government
123. Boycott of legislative bodies
124. Boycott of elections
125. Boycott of government employment and positions
126. Boycott of government depts., agencies, and other bodies
127. Withdrawal from government educational institutions
128. Boycott of government-supported organizations
129. Refusal of assistance to enforcement agents
130. Removal of own signs and placemarks
131. Refusal to accept appointed officials
132. Refusal to dissolve existing institutions

Citizens' Alternatives to Obedience
133. Reluctant and slow compliance
134. Nonobedience in absence of direct supervision
135. Popular nonobedience
136. Disguised disobedience
137. Refusal of an assemblage or meeting to disperse
138. Sitdown
139. Noncooperation with conscription and deportation
140. Hiding, escape, and false identities
141. Civil disobedience of "illegitimate" laws

Action by Government Personnel
142. Selective refusal of assistance by government aides
143. Blocking of lines of command and information
144. Stalling and obstruction
145. General administrative noncooperation
146. Judicial noncooperation
147. Deliberate inefficiency and selective noncooperation by enforcement agents
148. Mutiny

Domestic Governmental Action
149. Quasi-legal evasions and delays
150. Noncooperation by constituent governmental units

International Governmental Action
151. Changes in diplomatic and other representations
152. Delay and cancellation of diplomatic events
153. Withholding of diplomatic recognition
154. Severance of diplomatic relations
155. Withdrawal from international organizations
156. Refusal of membership in international bodies
157. Expulsion from international organizations


Psychological Intervention
158. Self-exposure to the elements
159. The fast
a) Fast of moral pressure
b) Hunger strike
c) Satyagrahic fast
160. Reverse trial
161. Nonviolent harassment

Physical Intervention
162. Sit-in
163. Stand-in
164. Ride-in
165. Wade-in
166. Mill-in
167. Pray-in
168. Nonviolent raids
169. Nonviolent air raids
170. Nonviolent invasion
171. Nonviolent interjection
172. Nonviolent obstruction
173. Nonviolent occupation

Social Intervention
174. Establishing new social patterns
175. Overloading of facilities
176. Stall-in
177. Speak-in
178. Guerrilla theater
179. Alternative social institutions
180. Alternative communication system

Economic Intervention
181. Reverse strike
182. Stay-in strike
183. Nonviolent land seizure
184. Defiance of blockades
185. Politically motivated counterfeiting
186. Preclusive purchasing
187. Seizure of assets
188. Dumping
189. Selective patronage
190. Alternative markets
191. Alternative transportation systems
192. Alternative economic institutions

Political Intervention
193. Overloading of administrative systems
194. Disclosing identities of secret agents
195. Seeking imprisonment
196. Civil disobedience of "neutral" laws
197. Work-on without collaboration
198. Dual sovereignty and parallel government

Source: Gene Sharp, The Politics of Nonviolent Action, Vol. 2: The Methods of Nonviolent Action (Boston: Porter Sargent Publishers, 1973).

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A new study has revealed that over half Wall Street company executives believe the Occupy movement has had an impact on their business. Up to 94 per cent say their firms got a negative public reaction by action or inaction.

keep up the good work brothers and sisters, we're having an impact and shining our lights on the corruption of these crooks.

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When - TOMORROW TUESDAY 3/27 @ 5:00 PM
Where - 201 W Broadway in North Little Rock

Obama's Campaign Manager will be in North Little Rock tomorrow at 201 W Broadway. His presence will be Occupied! Now is the time to call attention to his backing by Wall St, the unions, and the super rich and powerful on the left. Now is time to call attention to his continued stripping of our Constitutional rights through the NDAA 2012, HR 347, and his latest executive order allowing the government to confiscate your property without due process under the direction of Janet Napolitano and the Department of Homeland Security.

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400 People Can Change the History of Arkansas

Via +Ryan Denham and +Arkansans for Compassionate Care

We only need 400 volunteers to stand up and collect 250 signatures in the next four months. That's only 25 petition pages. If we can get 400 volunteer to make this goal we'll have an additional 100,000 signatures and make the ballot. Will you be one of the 400?

Take the pledge here:

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Citizen-led effort to reduce the influence of corporate money on Arkansas state politics through a proposed initiated act: "The Campaign Finance Transparency & Lobbying Reform Act of 2012."

This initiative will:

-Enable greater transparency of contributions by disallowing direct corporate and union contributions to state political campaigns, thus aligning Arkansas state law with current Federal Election Commission rules. (Gonna make it a bit harder to buy our government.)

-Lengthen the ‘cooling-off’ period that legislators must wait after leaving office before they return as lobbyists from 1 year to 2 years. (Essentially throwing a monkey wrench into the revolving door between big business and politics.)

-Enact the so-called ‘Wal-Mart Rule’, disallowing gifts from lobbyists to legislators which will allow legislation being considered by the General Assembly to stand purely on its own merits. (Lobbyists would be barred from buying so much as a cup of coffee for legislators! They would have to rely on their own arguments and appeals--just like you and me.)

#occupy #occupywallstreet #occupyarkansas #occupylr
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