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November 10, 2011

2011.11.10: RE: 236th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps

Filed under: ALAA History,Antiwar,Civil Liberties,Key Documents,OWS,Police Abuse — nyclaw01 @ 10:46 am

From:  Letwin, Michael
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2011 2:09 PM
To: Chevalier, Rebecca; Ajose, Gregory; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: RE: 236th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps

Marines defend our freedoms:

Footage of Scott Olsen, USMC, being shot by Police at Occupy Oakland
This footage is proof that Scott Olsen was shot in the face by police without provocation during the Occupy Oakland march on Tuesday October 25.

Sgt. Shamar Thomas: 1 Marine vs. 30 Cops
United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Shamar Thomas from Roosevelt, NY went toe to toe with the New York Police Department. An activist in the Occupy Wall Street movement, Thomas voiced his opinions of the NYPD police brutality that had and has been plaguing the #OWS movement. Thomas comes from a long line of people who sacrifice for their country: Mother, Army Veteran (Iraq), Step father, Army, active duty (Afghanistan), Grand father, Air Force veteran (Vietnam), Great Grand Father Navy veteran (World War II).

Veteran Blogs Cover Occupy Wall Street
With veterans outpacing the rest of the population in terms of unemployment, depression, homelessness, and a host of lingering medical problems and disabilities, the Occupy movement has become a hot issue for current and former members of the military. And when former US Marine Scott Olsen suffered a fractured skull at an Occupy Oakland protest, outrage skyrocketed. Approximately 100 uniformed veterans took to the streets of Manhattan last Wednesday in support of Occupy Wall Street and Olsen.

Gen. Smedley Butler, USMC:* War is a Racket
“I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.” –Smedley Darlington Butler[1] (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940) was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps, an outspoken critic of U.S. military adventurism, and at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in U.S. history.

—–Original Message—–

From: R.

Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2011 1:48 PM


Subject: Re: 236th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps

Semper Fi!  Ooorah!

——Original Message——

From: G.


Subject: 236th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps

Sent: Nov 10, 2011 7:36 AM

Today is the 236th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. As we strive to uphold the ideals and guarantees of the US Constitution daily in courtrooms across New York City, remember the men and women of the Marine Corps who have sacrificed life and limb in service to the USA and those same ideals.

To my fellow former Marines in LAS, Happy Birthday!

God bless America. God bless the United States Marine Corps. Semper Fidelis!

The Marines’ Hymn

From the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli, We fight our country’s battles in the air, on land and sea.

First to fight for right and freedom, and to keep our honor clean; We are proud to claim the title of United States Marine.

Our Flag’s unfurled to every breeze from dawn to setting sun.

We have fought in every clime and place, where we could take a gun.

In the snow of far off northern lands and in sunny tropic scenes, You will find us always on the job, the United States Marines.

Here’s health to you and to our Corps, which we are proud to serve.

In many a strife we’ve fought for life and never lost our nerve.

If the Army and the Navy ever look on heaven’s scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines.

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