Occupy Miami's March On Brickell In Pictures

Categories: Occupy Miami
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Jacob Katel
Caribbean Vendetta
Hundreds gathered in Jose Martí Park yesterday in Little Havana, tromped east on Calle Ocho into Brickell then paraded through downtown Miami in a protest march that heard just as many "Sak ap fets?" as "Que bola aseres?" alongside chants of "End The Fed," and "If you can hear my voice, you are a part of the 99%." Click through for the photo highlights.

A strong police presence guarded the march from angry rush hour motorists stuck in traffic. Orange plastic clappers, carnaval whistles, and multiple bullhorns created a festival din less charged by anger than excitement at voicing dissent. Aged couples, babies, and the youth of South Florida politically activated the landscape, and we were there to document some of the action, which ended with a rally at the Government Center.

Here are our pics:

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Smiling angry people
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Crank of America
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Puente of no return
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Carnaval protest
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If I wasn't protesting, would I be wearing this hat?
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Trilingual tshirts - English, Spanish, Kreyol represent
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Alex Hernandez
Alex Hernandez

In absolute terms perhaps and only if we should to ignore the tons of subsidies, deductions, and other loopholes that diminish their total bill. And rightfully so since they use and benefit in much greater amounts from government services than do the lower incomes. But comparatively, proportionately? On the average they only pay about 17% of total income compared to about 25-30% for middle class. If we include sales tax which is inherently a negative tax, the middle class actually end up paying close to 40% of income on taxes. So, #1. do your research before you continue spreading this "they pay more" myth. #2. Know the difference between proportionate and absolute. #3. Take an economics course and pay attention during the chapter on consumption function.

Mlbennington
Mlbennington

I'm part of the 53%......you know, the people who pay taxes.  I also pay local taxes, the taxes that pay the salaries of the police who have to babysit these lazy losers. 

Ajay1200
Ajay1200

Im guessing the 99% has never looked at the IRS data that shows that the rich pay most of the income taxes.

Alex Hernandez
Alex Hernandez

In absolute terms perhaps and only if we should to ignore the tons of subsidies, deductions, and other loopholes that diminish their total bill. And rightfully so since they use and benefit in much greater amounts from government services than do the lower incomes. But comparatively, proportionately? On the average they only pay about 17% of total income compared to about 25-30% for middle class. If we include sales tax which is inherently a negative tax, the middle class actually end up paying close to 40% of income on taxes. So, #1. do your research before you continue spreading this "they pay more" myth. #2. Know the difference between proportionate and absolute. #3. Take an economics course and pay attention during the chapter on consumption function.

A Miamian
A Miamian

Correction it should read: The captions are belittling.***

A Miamian
A Miamian

The captions are belitting. What´s up Miami New Times? I would have thought that you would have provided more respecful coverage of the protest. 

Ceasetodream
Ceasetodream

Seriously, these are awful captions...looks like Jacob Katel isn't content with letting his images tell stories, he has to tack on his shitty captions for comedic effect...what an idiot.

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PHILIPANTHONYC21

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22andworking
22andworking

Yeah I have an idea what it's about. Not all the yuppie details, but an idea. Most whine that the big guys use the market and other methods to pay less taxes. Most also don't realize that they can do the same. But why would anyone support 20 to 30 something percent personal income tax? If anything you should be marching in DC and asking for lower or flat taxes. Not standing around in any major city of your choosing.

I, just like warren buffet, can invest MY money into the market and based on the profits I have made will be taxed accordingly. Again whining outside does nothing. Voting and electing competent officials does something. If you don't like things like business jet tax write offs then get of your ass, get a petition going to have it put on a ballot and if enough people care it will get voted on. You morons that wasted all these years in school should know how our government works. Yes, it is painfully slow and inefficient, but that's what makes it work. If change happened swiftly on a political whim or one group of the populations opinion; what do you think could happen? Surely not the Patriot Act or our carpetbagging governor. Where were all these occupiers when we decided on this gem of a governor.

Yeah money talks, but so do numbers. If enough people care about something then it will get done. One group can not and should not do it alone. We are supposedly a democratic nation founded on checks and balances. A majority decides what those checks and balances are. A majority is 51% not 1%. Check out what is being voted on instead of watching TV or posting pictures on Facebook. Using creativity is a popular way of expressing a point of view. Create art. Music, paintings, photos and writing speak thousands of times louder than moping around in the street. Again, there are far better and more efficient ways of organizing and voicing opinions.

22andworking
22andworking

Instead of wasting there time in downtown and Brickell; why don't they hop a greyhound to D.C. and whine where it actually may be relevant. Or they can do something productive down here like cleaning all the shit off the beach or saving the everglades. The fact that these "people" choose to whine about others personal gains seems truly selfish. Why don't they start a business, spend countless hours of their life busting there ass, wait till they are high up and sitting pretty and then decide if they want to give all of their personal wealth to a bunch of whining adults who can't get up off their ass and work. People have migrated to better opportunities for thousands of years. If you can't get a job here look somewhere else. $8 an hr is better than bitching and collecting an unemployment check. It at least brings self worth and a sense that you are contributing to society as opposed to leaching off of it. It truly embarrasses me to be a part of this whining generation. People should create, invent, self start, do something, but don't waste your days outside in circle groups discussing bullshit. This is the USA. We were founded by rebels who chose to leave instead of sit in shit. Applying oneself will produce thousands of greater benefits for all than whining. Concentrate on becoming that director of BAC, focus on running for offices in your district. Lets make change the intelligent way.

Sunflowerzelda45
Sunflowerzelda45

   My husband worked as a union sheet metal worker for 40 years.. a strong union ! He studied 5 years to learn his trade. Plus the remaining 35 years experiance..   Now union workers are out of work! Are you saying it is better for them to work for 8 dollar? Have no health insurance, no retirement plan????  Why would anyone think this was better?  you must own your own business and perfer to use non-union workers.. cheap labor so long as you can put more $ in your pocket.

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls. They got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the b alls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying. Lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don’t want. They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. That’s right. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table and think about how badly they’re getting fu*ked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fu*kin’ years ago. They don’t want that. You know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly sh!ttier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it. And now they’re coming for your Social Security money. They want your fu*kin' retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street. And you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all from you sooner or later 'cause they own this fu*kin' place. It’s a big club and you ain't in it. You and I are not in the big club. By the way, it’s the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long beating you over the head with their media telling you what to believe, what to think and what to buy. The table is tilted, folks. The game is rigged and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. Good, honest, hard-working people: white collar, blue collar, it doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on. Good, honest, hard-working people continue — these are people of modest means — continue to elect these rich c0cksuckers who don’t give a fu*k about them. They don’t give a fu*k about you. They don’t give a fu*k about you. They don’t care about you at all! At all! At all! And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. That’s what the owners count on. The fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue d!ck that’s being jammed up their as sholes every day, because the owners of this country know the truth. It’s called the American Dream, 'cause you have to be asleep to believe it.  

George Carlin

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Some dude just like you!

I think you've missed the point. The goal isn't to take money from the rich. It's to ensure they are taxed fairly. More so less than focus on rich people and more so focused on corporations who are using tax loop holes to Greatly diminish the amount of taxes they are suppose to pay. By using lobbyist and hiring ex-members of the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) whose sole job is to find "legal" ways for them to pay less.

They do so by generally doing business overseas outside of the Governments ability to tax them or by simply forwarding the cost to the public.

These protest aren't about being lazy and not wanting to work they're about a lack of equality, with the distribution of funds, because when funds start to dry up social services on a government wide level break down, which then affects state government (No Road repair, No Sanitation, No Water, No Fire fighters, No Police, No Courts, No Parks, No Public Medical services). We end up stuck with the bill (Luckily the rich can buy their way out of the problem, through the private sector. Joe smoe like you and I we'll frankly we're screwed).

The Corporations are the target, but the top 1% are the ones who drive the misdealings of those Corporations. We don't want their money we just don't want them Bankrupting our Country.

22andworking
22andworking

American law is public information. There are TV shows showing Americans how to save money and use these so called tax loopholes. If you aren't smart enough to save your receipts or find these perfectly "legal" loopholes then that's your fault. If you have a problem with these loopholes then sign petitions get a chance to vote on a ballot or elect a member of government that will campaign to close these loopholes that you deem so evil.

Hanging outside a few banks and camping out in parks is not doing anything productive. All of those so called occupiers look like a bunch of sheep waiting for a shepard to guide them. If you think it is a productive way of accomplishing anything in the US you are sadly mistaken. We are not Libya. We the PEOPLE have the ability to ELECT people whom we deem will represent our voice in government. I'm not a math teacher, but I do believe 99% is bigger than 1%. If people would go out and vote shit would get done. If there is no one that fits your views then maybe you should consider running. It doesn't hurt to try.

Our state is a massive shipping and agricultural state. It only got developed to do so by taxes and private investment. If you have the drive to succeed our government has the resources available for you to. There is low interest loans, networking events, trade shows, trade agreements in place, insurance guarantees, etc... Instead of posting bullshit on twitter and Facebook why don't these "99%ers" Google what the United States offers to small business and exporters of american made goods/products. The possibilities are endless if people just look for the opportunity and apply themselves.

I'm not saying the occupiers are completely wrong. I just believe they are going about this in an ass backwards kind of way and it is not helping. It is just fodder to keep the media from having to work and report real world events. They also need to get there facts straight on many of the stupid things they write on those protest signs. Tax payers made a profit by bailing GM and the banks out.

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

We fight in your wars, die for your causes, and sacrifice our freedoms to protect you. You’ve liquidated our savings, destroyed our middle class, and used our tax dollars to bailout your unending greed. We are slaves to your corporations, zombies to your airwaves, servants to your decadence. You own our property, shipped away our jobs, and shredded our unions. You’ve profited off of disaster, destabilized our currencies, and raised our cost of living. You’ve monopolized our freedom, stripped away our education, and have almost extinguished our flame

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