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October 31, 2011

2011.10.31: 10.30 OWS Report: Countdown to 11.2

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2011 8:52 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: 10.30 OWS Report: Countdown to 11.2

NYC Labor Against the War
10.30 Occupy Wall Street Report:
Countdown to 11.2

 STAND WITH OAKLAND 

Blockade Port of Oakland During Nov 2 General Strike – Occupy Oakland
On Wednesday, November 2nd as part of the Oakland General Strike, we will march on the Port of Oakland and shut it down. We will converge at 5pm at 14th and Broadway and march to the port to shut it down before the 7pm night shift.
http://www.occupyoakland.org/2011/10/blockade-port-of-oakland-during-nov-2-general-strike/

Endorse OWS Labor Outreach Call for 11.2 National Day of Action
The Labor Outreach Committee of Occupy Wall Street is calling for a national day of action on November 2nd in solidarity with Occupy Oakland and in defense of the Occupy movement nationally. We urge students, labor, the unemployed and all members of the 99% to take action on that day to send a message that our movement will not be silenced. To endorse, email november2endorse@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=175965405823878
http://workersoccupy.tumblr.com/post/12062354461/november-2nd-national-day-of-action-in-solidarity-with

Make a donation to Scott Olsen
To donate to the Scott Olsen support fund, fill in your information below. Donations to Scott will appear as a charge to “Democracy In Action” on your credit card statement.
https://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5966/p/salsa/web/common/public/content?content_item_KEY=9491

National Guardsman Supports Occupy Wall Street 100%
An active-duty black National Guardsmen in uniform showed up in Liberty Plaza less than two days after Oakland police brutalized a U.S. marine Iraq war veteran.
http://dissidentvoice.org/2011/10/national-guardsman-supports-occupy-wall-street-100/

The Police Raid on Occupy Oakland Was Nothing New for This City
The projectiles police fired in clashes with protesters seriously injured a young Iraq war vet, Scott Olsen, which helped draw national outrage over the scale of force that police used. That sort of violent over-reaction and the tactics associated with it are, however, all too familiar in Oakland, where police have repeatedly responded to public protest with violence and have faced intense scrutiny for shooting unarmed suspects in black neighborhoods, in some cases fatally.
http://colorlines.com/archives/2011/10/the_police_raid_on_occupy_oakland_was_nothing_new_for_this_city.html

Police Violence Against Veterans: A Long and Painful Legacy
One need only search the words, “Bonus March,” for a bloody history lesson in how America treats its veterans demanding a fair shake from the 1%.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/10/29-4

 OWS-NYC CALENDAR 

Weds., 11.2: Endorse OWS Labor Outreach Call for National Day of Action

The Labor Outreach Committee of Occupy Wall Street is calling for a national day of action on November 2nd in solidarity with Occupy Oakland and in defense of the Occupy movement nationally. We urge students, labor, the unemployed and all members of the 99% to take action on that day to send a message that our movement will not be silenced. To endorse, email november2endorse@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=175965405823878
http://workersoccupy.tumblr.com/post/12062354461/november-2nd-national-day-of-action-in-solidarity-with

Fri., 11.18: Rally and Friday Prayers – Stop NYPD and CIA Repression

We are part of the fabric of this great country and we must take our place in the movement for civil rights; we must act to protect our rights and the rights of all Americans to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness!
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181427261941952

 BEYOND OWS: INTERNATIONAL 

AUSTRALIA: Unions Rally to Support Qantas Workers | Unions NSW
Unions NSW will co-ordinate a rally in support of Qantas workers at 12:30pm, Monday October 31 at the Ground Level of the Sydney International Airport Terminal.
http://council.labor.net.au/unions-news/unions-rally-support-qantas-workers

BAHRAIN: Female teacher re-arrest exposes human rights abuse as others recount torture
During her days in prison Jaleela later outlined what she calls “beatings” and sexual intimidation under threats of rape that lead her to making a forced confession of guilt before she received her first official day in court.
http://womennewsnetwork.net/2011/10/26/bahrain-female-teacher-re-arrest-exposes-human-rights-abuse/

EGYPT: Egypt military detains blogger over clashes
“He was arrested because the military are trying to find someone else to blame for the massacre that happened on the ninth of October. The truth is that we are actually accusing the military of causing the deaths of at least 27 people and the wounds of more than 100 peaceful protesters.”
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/10/20111030155530607652.html

PALESTINE: Israel launches fresh air strike in Gaza
Israel has launched a fresh air strike on Gaza east of Rafah in which two people have been reportedly killed and another civilian injured, raising the Palestinian death toll to 11.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/10/2011103012854318377.html

PALESTINE: Israeli ex-soldier faces prison over leaks
‎”The message that this sends to young soldiers is that if you see something illegal keep your mouth shut and do as you are told because if you talk about it your commanders will suffer no repercussions and you will go to jail.”
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/10/20111030113048320412.html

PALESTINE: Impact on Palestinian Workers under Israeli Occupation
It is time all world organisations decided to boycott all Israeli institutions implicated in the occupation and its practices, impose a military embargo on Israel, and end free trade agreements as long as Israel continues its occupation, denies the right of all Palestinian refugees to return to their homeland, keeps thousands of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, builds and maintains the apartheid wall and its settlements on our land.
http://www.stopthewall.org/impact-palestinian-workers-under-israeli-occupation

SUDAN: Students Stage Anti-Government Protest
‎”They were chanting ‘people are hungry’ and ‘people want the overthrow of the government.”
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2011/10/30/world/africa/international-us-sudan-protest.html?hp

 OBAMA’S WARS 

U.S. Plans Post-Iraq Troop Increase in Persian Gulf
The Obama administration plans to bolster the American military presence in the Persian Gulf after it withdraws the remaining troops from Iraq this year, according to officials and diplomats. That repositioning could include new combat forces in Kuwait able to respond to a collapse of security in Iraq or a military confrontation with Iran.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/world/middleeast/united-states-plans-post-iraq-troop-increase-in-persian-gulf.html?_r=3&hp

The Real Cost Of U.S. In Libya? Two Billion Dollars Per Day. – Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/beltway/2011/03/28/the-real-cost-of-u-s-in-libya-two-billion-dollars-per-day/

Americans increasingly comparing Afghan war to Vietnam
63% of Americans are now opposed to the war. The deaths of yet more Americans in a conflict that has already cost the lives of more than 1,700 American soldiers is only likely to see support fall further. Indeed the poll showed that some 58% of Americans say that the conflict is now similar to the Vietnam war.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/29/us-public-opinion-afghanistan-war

 GENERAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES 

OccupyStream – All Occupy Wall Street Streams and IRC – Live Revolution
http://www.occupystream.com/

Occupy Together

Welcometo OCCUPY TOGETHER, an unofficial hub for all of the events springing up across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall St.
http://www.occupytogether.org/

We Are the 99 Percent
Brought to you by the people who occupy wall street. Why will YOU occupy?
http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/

Reports of Occupy everywhere
socialistworker.org/2011/10/25/reports-of-occupy-everywhere

Legal
PLEASECIRCULATE WIDELY: If you are arrested at an Occupy Event, call the National Lawyers Guild: New York City: (212) 679-6018 Los Angeles: (323)696-2299 Washington, DC: (202) 957 2445 Chicago: (773) 309-1198 San Francisco: (415) 285-1011 New Orleans: (504) 875-0019 Baltimore: (410) 205-2850 Minnesota: (612) 656-9108 Michigan: (313) 963-0843 Portland: (503) 902-5340 Boston: (617) 227-7335 Pennsylvania & Delaware: (267)702-4654 Idaho: (208) 991-4324Be very sure to write the applicable phone number in PERMANENT marker somewhere concealed on your body, protected from the elements. Do NOT assume you will be able to retrieve the number from a phone or a notebook. It is very likely you will be stripped of all your belongings.

What To Do If You’re Arrested at an Occupy Protest – Disorderly Conduct Laws
http://disorderlyconductlaws.com/arrested-occupy-protest/

OccupyWallStreet
The resistance continues at Liberty Square and Nationwide!
http://occupywallst.org/

Donate Money to #occupywallstreet
http://nycga.cc/donate/

NYC General Assembly
The Official Website of the GA at #OccupyWallStreet
http://nycga.cc/

People of Color / #OccupyWallStreet
Created in response to the lack of racial diversity at #OccupyWallStreetwith the purpose of developing critical consciousness within the movement and extending its reach to include those most affected by the current crisis. It is open to all who identify as people of color.
http://pococcupywallstreet.tumblr.com/

Occupy Wall St.: Immediate Needs
https://www.facebook.com/OccupyWallSt/posts/213285578739214

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October 30, 2011

2011.10.30: 10.29 OWS Report: Nov. 2 Solidarity With Oakland

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2011 11:20 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: 10.29 OWS Report: Nov. 2 Solidarity With Oakland

NYC Labor Against the War
10.29 Occupy Wall Street Report:

OWS Labor Committee Calls for
Nov. 2 Solidarity With Oakland

CALL TO ACTION

OWS Labor Outreach Committee Calls National Day of Action
The Labor Outreach Committee of Occupy Wall Street is calling for a national day of action on November 2nd in solidarity with Occupy Oakland and in defense of the Occupy movement nationally. We urge students, labor, the unemployed and all members of the 99% to take action on that day to send a message that our movement will not be silenced.
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=175965405823878
http://workersoccupy.tumblr.com/post/12062354461/november-2nd-national-day-of-action-in-solidarity-with

Video: Longshore Workers in Oakland Call for a General Strike
At Occupy Wall Street on Friday, 10/28/11, Jack Heyman announces the solidarity of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union with the Occupy Oakland’s call for a General Strike on November 2 in response to the police violence against protesters in Oakland.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdoyw5PhzJc

CA Nurses Call for Long-Term Sites for Occupy Oakland and Occupy SF | National Nurses United
In the aftermath of Oakland’s raid of the peaceful Occupy Oakland encampment Tuesday and a similar crackdown expected in San Francisco, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today called for Oakland and San Francisco officials to work with the occupy movement for permanent sites for an ongoing peaceful protest and an end to arrests and confrontations.
http://www.nationalnursesunited.org/press/entry/california-nurses-call-for-long-term-sites-for-occupy-oakland-and-occupy-sf/

Oakland Calls – We Answer
All out in the Streets in Solidarity with Occupy Oakland, Wednesday, November 2nd
http://www.bailoutpeople.org/occupyoaklandsolidaritynov2.shtml

Statement of Solidarity With Occupy Oakland and the Occupy Movement Everywhere
The 99% are the incarcerated and the formerly-incarcerated, the victims of racism and the police, the unemployed and the evicted. We ALL stand to win when these injustices are uprooted. The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow is in solidarity with the Occupy movement everywhere and joins the resistance to the 1% who aim to destroy our lives.
http://www.endnewjimcrow.org/

We need you to join The Labor Outreach Committee of Occupy Wall Street
We are members of over 30 trade unions and labor groups who have come together in support of the goals of Occupy Wall Street.
http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2011/10/116803.html

OCCUPY’S GROWING DIVERSITY

Occupy Wall Street Struggles to Make ‘the 99%’ Look Like Everybody
Minority leaders have begun to rally for wider participation of people of color, and groups like “Occupy the Hood,” started by a man in South Jamaica, Queens, have begun to boost their presence both online — Occupy the Hood’s Facebook page now counts more than 8,800 supporters — and on the street. A “People of Color Working Group” has been meeting regularly at Zuccotti Park.
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/28/occupy-wall-street-struggles-to-make-the-99-look-like-everybody/?ref=nyregion

Who is the 99 Percent?
Clarence Thomas, executive board member of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in San Francisco and a former Black Panther, stressed the need for the 99 percent to come together. He pointed out that one of the strengths of the Panther movement was its ability to develop coalitions with white allies, who were referred to at the time as “white radicals of the mother country.” He said he thinks this can happen in the Occupy Movement.
http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=105644

Photo Essay: Existing and Resisting for Palestine at Wall Street
The pro Palestinian organisation “Existence is Resistance” held a silk screening event at the Occupy Wall Street Encampment. Anyone who brought their own T shirt or anything else that could be silk screened were able to get it imprinted with the words “Un-Occupy All Foreign Lands”. There was a large turnout for the event as can be seen in these photos.
http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/photo-essay-existing-and-resisting-for-palestine-at-wall-street/

Video: Existence is Resistance Kuffeya Day at Occupy Wall Street
Silk Screening T-shirts at Occupy Wall Street. So much love and support for Palestine.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVCuUomvHvU

OWS-NYC CALENDAR

Sun., 10.30, 2 p.m.: March From Brooklyn @ 2pm Arrive for Rally at Zucotti 3:30pm
To commemorate the 33th anniversary of the historic march he led on Wall Street on November 6, 1978, and to show solidarity with the current Occupy Wall Street movement, famed and long-time Brooklyn pastor the Reverend Herbert Daughtry of House of the Lord Church is leading a march from his base to Zuccotti Park this Sunday, October 30, beginning at 2pm SHARP.
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109212435857877&ref=nf

Sun. 10.30, 4:30 p.m.: Faith Leaders Call for Police to Respect Rights of Occupiers: March to Support Occupy Wall Street Will Deliver Tents
In response to the violent suppression of demonstrators in Oakland and Atlanta, dozens of faith leaders from across New York will lead hundreds in a march across the Brooklyn bridge to join those occupying Zuccotti Park. On arrival at the park faith leaders will hold an interfaith service and deliver more than one hundred tents from the New York faith community to support the growing occupation. The march will begin at 2pm from Brooklyn’s historic The House of the Lord Church to honor the 33rd anniversary of the March on Wall Street led in 1978 by Rev. Herbert Daughtry and the Black United Front.

Fri., 11.18: Rally and Friday Prayers – Stop NYPD and CIA Repression
We are part of the fabric of this great country and we must take our place in the movement for civil rights; we must act to protect our rights and the rights of all Americans to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness!
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181427261941952

BEYOND OWS: INTERNATIONAL

EGYPT: Egypt prison guards accused of torture death
Man’s death after allegedly being filled with water from hoses raises comparison to case that helped spark revolution.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/10/2011102911326932794.html

PALESTINE: Now Israel indefinitely detains Palestinian activist whose siblings it killed
A leading Palestinian activist from Biliin has become the village’s latest political prisoner. Ashraf Abu Rahmeh was kidnapped by Israeli occupation soldiers last week, and has now been indefinitely detained on the orders of an Israeli captain at Ofer prison.
http://electronicintifada.net/blog/asa-winstanley/now-israel-indefinitely-detains-palestinian-activist-whose-siblings-it-killed#.Tqwk5XHO-iQ

U.K.: Our Right to Occupy | Coalition of Resistance Against Cuts & Privatisation
Please sign the petition on our right to occupy! Share and link far and wide!!!
http://www.coalitionofresistance.org.uk/2011/10/occupy-solidarity/

GENERAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

OccupyStream – All Occupy Wall Street Streams and IRC – Live Revolution
http://www.occupystream.com/

Occupy Together

Welcometo OCCUPY TOGETHER, an unofficial hub for all of the events springing up across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall St.
http://www.occupytogether.org/

We Are the 99 Percent
Brought to you by the people who occupy wall street. Why will YOU occupy?
http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/

Reports of Occupy everywhere
socialistworker.org/2011/10/25/reports-of-occupy-everywhere

Legal
PLEASECIRCULATE WIDELY: If you are arrested at an Occupy Event, call the National Lawyers Guild: New York City: (212) 679-6018 Los Angeles: (323)696-2299 Washington, DC: (202) 957 2445 Chicago: (773) 309-1198 San Francisco: (415) 285-1011 New Orleans: (504) 875-0019 Baltimore: (410) 205-2850 Minnesota: (612) 656-9108 Michigan: (313) 963-0843 Portland: (503) 902-5340 Boston: (617) 227-7335 Pennsylvania & Delaware: (267)702-4654 Idaho: (208) 991-4324Be very sure to write the applicable phone number in PERMANENT marker somewhere concealed on your body, protected from the elements. Do NOT assume you will be able to retrieve the number from a phone or a notebook. It is very likely you will be stripped of all your belongings.

What To Do If You’re Arrested at an Occupy Protest – Disorderly Conduct Laws
http://disorderlyconductlaws.com/arrested-occupy-protest/

OccupyWallStreet
The resistance continues at Liberty Square and Nationwide!
http://occupywallst.org/

Donate Money to #occupywallstreet
http://nycga.cc/donate/

NYC General Assembly
The Official Website of the GA at #OccupyWallStreet
http://nycga.cc/

People of Color / #OccupyWallStreet
Created in response to the lack of racial diversity at #OccupyWallStreetwith the purpose of developing critical consciousness within the movement and extending its reach to include those most affected by the current crisis. It is open to all who identify as people of color.
http://pococcupywallstreet.tumblr.com/

Occupy Wall St.: Immediate Needs
https://www.facebook.com/OccupyWallSt/posts/213285578739214

October 29, 2011

2011.10.16: NYC Labor Against the War: 10.15 OWS Report: The Whole World Is Moving

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2011 11:44 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: NYC Labor Against the War: 10.15 OWS Report: The Whole World Is Moving

Yesterday was awesome. Who was there, and what did you see and do?

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NYC Labor Against the War
10.15 Occupy Wall Street Report:
The Whole World Is Moving


Times Square, NYC

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‘Today we call the citizens of the world: let us globalise Tahrir Square! Let us globalise Puerta del Sol!’
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OWS-NYC: TODAY

Protesters Push For Solidarity As “Occupy Wall Street” Enters Fifth Week
“Occupy Wall Street” protesters moved beyond Zuccotti Park throughout the day, gathering in locations across the five boroughs and staging demonstrations outside of banks. Several hundred gathered in front of a Chase bank earlier in the day, and thousands of protesters were joined by union members as they made their way to the Greenwich Village park from the Financial District. Protesters said the goal of the march was to show solidarity and uniformity with the 1,400 “Occupy” protests happening around the globe.
http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/149020/protesters-push-for-solidarity-as–occupy-wall-street–enters-fifth-week

Thousands of protesters fill NY’s Time Square
Other demonstrations were planned around the city all day Saturday, including an anti-war march to mark the 10th anniversary of the Afghanistan War. Among the people participating in that march was Sergio Jimenez, 25, who said he quit his job in Texas to come to New York to protest. “These wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were all based on lies,” Jimenez said.
http://www.3news.co.nz/Thousands-of-protesters-fill-NYs-Time-Square/tabid/417/articleID/229684/Default.aspx

NYPD can’t mass arrest 50K marchers in Times Square, police horse killed trying
On October 15, police tried one violent attack after another in a futile attempt to either drive off or mass arrest up to 50,000 protesters marching on Times Square. Before the police were ordered back, one of their horses reportedly had to be “put down” after going down during a violent attack on protesters by mounted police.
http://dc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/152145/index.php

BEYOND OWS

A manifesto for regime change on behalf of all humanity
Today we call the citizens of the world: let us globalise Tahrir Square! Let us globalise Puerta del Sol!
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/oct/14/manifesto-global-regime-change?fb_source=home_multiline&fb_action_types=news.reads&fb_action_ids=178074845608642&fb_ref=U-xXVSMpv8cF4V4GySIrZ2Xx-CFCONX01FRS-32jjnXXX

The Guardian says protests in nearly 1000 cities around the world today.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/oct/15/occupy-wall-street-times-square

Occupy Wall Street protests spread across the world on ‘global day of revolution’
Galvanized by the Occupy Wall Street movement, the protests began in New Zealand, rippled round the world to Europe and were expected to return to their starting point in New York.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2049466/Occupy-Wall-Street-protests-spread-world-global-day-revolution.html

Occupy Wall Street inspires global protests against the ‘1%’ (reports, videos, pics) | Links Interna
Below are just a few reports from around the world. More will be added as they come to hand, so please check back. If you are a participant in any of the global Occupy actions, please leave a report in the Comments box at the end.
http://links.org.au/node/2545

Occupy anti-capitalism protests spread around the world
Economic protests inspired by Spain’s “Indignants” and the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York spread to cities around the world on Saturday. Tens of thousands went on the march in London, Frankfurt, Madrid, Rome, Sydney and Hong Kong as organisers aimed to “initiate global change” against capitalism and austerity measures. Rallies were expected in 82 countries.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/16/occupy-protests-europe-london-assange

BEYOND OWS: ARAB SPRING

EGYPT: Candle light vigil for Maspero martyrs.
On October 13, 2011 thousands of Egyptians gathered downtown at Talaat Harb square in a silent stand with candles in solidarity with the massacre victims who were slain by the Army on October 9 in front of Maspero. In fact it wasn’t a silent stand.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drumzo/6242761809/

PALESTINE: Palestinians protest Israeli checkpoints
Palestinians have staged protest rallies against the segregation of roads by the Israeli regime in the occupied West Bank, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails, Press TV reports.
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/204721.html

YEMEN: Security forces fire on protesters in Yemen – CNN.com
Yemeni security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters Saturday, killing 10 and wounding 38 others, a medic said.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/15/world/meast/yemen-unrest/index.html

CONTEXT AND ANALYSIS

Occupying Word Street : Word Routes : Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus
Viva l’occupazione! The etymology of the term “occupy” as a political term dates back to Italy in the 1920’s: “About 600,000 workers took control of the factories, and the movement was known in Italian as l’occupazione delle fabbriche, or “the occupation of the factories.”
http://www.visualthesaurus.com/cm/wordroutes/3001/?utm_source=rss

Will Occupy Wall Street be a global catalyst?
Confrontations with the Praetorian Guard of the status quo and its elite benefactors is hardly a surprise. The police exist in large measure to maintain the existing order. In the eyes of Occupy Wall Street’s supporters, that order has failed too many for too long and must be replaced. Some amount of friction between the two groups in this relationship is all but inevitable.
http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/10/2011101285758651648.html

GENERAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES

Legal
PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY: If you are arrested at an Occupy Event, call the National Lawyers Guild: New York City: (212) 679-6018 Los Angeles: (323) 696-2299 Washington, DC: (202) 957 2445 Chicago: (773) 309-1198 San Francisco: (415) 285-1011 New Orleans: (504) 875-0019 Baltimore: (410) 205-2850 Minnesota: (612) 656-9108 Michigan: (313) 963-0843 Portland: (503) 902-5340 Boston: (617) 227-7335 Pennsylvania & Delaware: (267) 702-4654 Idaho: (208) 991-4324 Be very sure to write the applicable phone number in PERMANENT marker somewhere concealed on your body, protected from the elements. Do NOT assume you will be able to retrieve the number from a phone or a notebook. It is very likely you will be stripped of all your belongings.

OccupyWallStreet
The resistance continues at Liberty Square and Nationwide!
http://occupywallst.org/

Donate Money to #occupywallstreet
http://nycga.cc/donate/

NYC General Assembly
The Official Website of the GA at #OccupyWallStreet
http://nycga.cc/

Occupy Wall St.: Immediate Needs
Comfort Committee’s Current NEEDS: thermal wear (especially smaller sizes), blankets, toiletries (especially toothpaste), hats & gloves, towels for showers We do NOT need more ponchos or space blankets. All donations can be sent to: The UPS Store Re: Occupy Wall Street 118A Fulton St. #205 New York, NY 10038
https://www.facebook.com/OccupyWallSt/posts/213285578739214

Occupy Together
Welcome to OCCUPY TOGETHER, an unofficial hub for all of the events springing up across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall St.
http://www.occupytogether.org/

We Are the 99 Percent
Brought to you by the people who occupy wall street. Why will YOU occupy?
http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/

 

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2011.10.29: 10.28 OWS Report: We Are All Oakland

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2011 11:01 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: 10.28 OWS Report: We Are All Oakland

Noon today: Sat., Oct. 29, 12-2 p.m.: Occupy Wallstreet Solidarity Rally
Rally at City Hall Park. Join CBTU, NAACP, APRI, LCLAA, and APALA in continuing the historic mobilization of millions of Americans demanding their fair share.
http://act.aflcio.org/o/4001/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=59459

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NYC Labor Against the War
10.28 Occupy Wall Street Report:
We Are All Oakland

Tahrir march in solidarity with Occupy Oakland, October 28

OVERVIEW

This week, police launched attacks, symbolized by the brutalization of Iraq vet Scott Olsen, on Occupy sites in a growing number of U.S. cities — most of them run by Democratic administrations.

But like similar attempts to shut down Occupy Wall Street in New York City, these attacks have only further strengthened, diversified, radicalized and internationalized the Occupy movement.

Now at the forefront of the movement’s escalating resistance is Occupy Oakland’s call for a December 2 general strike, which is gaining support from ILWU Local 10 dockers and hundreds of other Bay Area labor activists, many of them workers of color.

The Oakland attack is also a stark reminder that, unity amongst the 99% — at home and around the world — is our only defense against the criminally violent 1%.


OAKLAND: NOV. 2 GENERAL STRIKE

Defend Occupy Oakland With The Muscle Of Organized Labor-Statement Of ILWU Members & Retirees
Whether this actually means real strike action by workers depends in large part on union participation. Local 10 has always been in the lead in the labor movement and all eyes are on us. As a first step, in defending our union and others against economic and political repression, we need to mobilize our members to participate in the rally and occupation November 2 in Oscar Grant Plaza. Shut it down!
http://www.raisethefist.com/?Defend_Occupy_Oakland_With_The_Muscle_Of_Organized_Labor-Statement_Of_ILWU_Members__and_amp_Reti_:_Indybay-27

General strike call from Occupy Oakland
It’s been a long time since we’ve had a general strike in the United States, so this one won’t be perfect. But if they can do it in France and South Africa and Chile and India and Greece, why can’t we start learning how in Oakland?
http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/28/general-strike-call-in-oakland

1946: The Oakland General Strike, by Stan Weir | libcom.org
The Oakland (California) General Strike was an extension of the national strike wave.
http://libcom.org/library/oakland-general-strike-stan-weir


OAKLAND: DECADES OF “DEMOCRATIC” REPRESSION

Oakland police: controversial history sets tone for city’s discord
In 1968 OPD officers shot and killed Bobby Hutton. The 17-year-old Black Panther party member was involved in a shootout with police, but surrendered and stripped down to his underwear to show he was unarmed. However, he died after being shot by police at least 12 times.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/oct/26/oakland-police-department-black-community

Occupy Movement Faces Arrests
Woods said that Sharon Cornu, a former director of the Alameda Central Labor Council and current chief of staff for Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, gave police the OK for the raid. After 75 arrests and the destruction of their encampment, protesters promised to reconverge.
http://labornotes.org/2011/10/occupy-movement-faces-arrests-aims-verizon-and-foreclosures

Despite Iraq Vet’s Cracked Skull, DoJ Sees No Evil in Occupy Crackdown
As for the Justice Department keeping an eye on the broader police response to Occupy protests around the country to see whether authorities are violating Americans’ constitutional rights (e.g., by punching them in the face in the street or macing women for exercising their First Amendment rights), the Justice Department says it’s not investigating that either.
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/10/doj-occupy-crackdown/


CONNECTING THE DOTS: ARAB SPRING TO OAKLAND

Egyptians march from Tahrir square to support protestors in Oakland
As they vowed earlier this week to do, Egyptian pro-democracy protesters marched from Tahrir square to the U.S. Embassy today to march in support of Occupy Oakland — and against the type of police brutality witnessed in Oakland on Tuesday night, and commonly experienced in Egypt.
http://boingboing.net/2011/10/28/tahrir.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=36761

Same Deadly Police Weapons Used in Oakland, Egypt, Palestine
The rubber balls found by the East Bay Express and displayed by the injured protester appear similar to the .31 caliber rubber balls pictured on the Web site of Combined Tactical Systems, a Pennsylvania firm that makes “less-lethal” munitions used “for crowd dispersal.” The company also makes tear gas, and its canisters have been fired at protesters in the West Bank and in Egypt’s Tahrir Square this year
http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/police-tactics-questioned-in-oakland-protest/?hp

Protest smearing of Occupy Wall Street, Palestine solidarity movements as “anti-Semitic”
Activists are responding to an ABC 7 Chicago news segment that conflates Palestine solidarity with anti-Semitism and claims that a “vein of anti-Semitism” runs through Occupy Wall Street.
http://electronicintifada.net/blog/maureen/protest-smearing-occupy-wall-street-palestine-solidarity-movements-anti-semitic#.TqpfC1Z19uo


OWS-NYC

New York marches in solidarity with Occupy Oakland
Patterson, who served in Iraq in 2008, said he faced a “moral conundrum” six months after he returned to the states. “I started realising I hurt people. Not terrorists, not insurgents. People,” he said. “The saying I keep hearing is that police are just doing their jobs,” Patterson said, “If you’re doing a job but you’re supporting a corrupt system, you’re still doing the wrong f***ing thing.”
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/28/new-york-occupy-oakland-scott-olsen?newsfeed=true

Bloomberg gets creative with Occupy evictions
Arrests have been big and burdensome ever since the first week. Now, however, will be the real test. As officials like Bloomberg and other mayors and politicians find ways to circumvent permits and try to take down the movement with the help of the weather, many demonstrators say they don’t plan to go anywhere.
https://rt.com/usa/news/bloomberg-occupy-movement-snow-027/


OCCUPY USA

ATLANTA: Ousted Occupy Atlanta group moves to MLK center
Though perhaps best known for his fight against racial injustice, King was also a boisterous champion of the rights of the poor, a cause one imagines would have aligned him with the Occupy crowd.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/10/occupy_atlanta_mlk.html

DC: Howard University students to march in support of Occupy Wall Street, similar protests
Organizers say Friday’s march is intended in part to bring more racial diversity to the Wall Street protests. Organizer Talib Karim says the issues raised by the protesters should resonate with African-Americans, who endure poverty and unemployment in greater percentages than the general population.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/howard-university-students-to-march-in-support-of-occupy-wall-street-similar-protests/2011/10/28/gIQADq9EOM_story.html

LOS ANGELES: LA vets demand housing at giant VA campus
Paralyzed in the Vietnam War, the former Marine has been working to improve VA treatment of returning troops since his own homecoming in the late 1960s. Kovic is calling for an occupation protest of the West LA property, not unlike the current Occupy Wall Street movement.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/22/health/homeless-veterans/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

NASHVILLE: Arrests Made at Wall St. Protest in Nashville
“This was a group of brilliant, wonderful people that I had come to know as family, practicing democratic decision-making on public space. And for that they were dragged away in handcuffs.”
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/10/28/us/AP-US-Occupy-Nashville.html?hp

SAN DIEGO: Occupy San Diego Shut Down, Dozens of Arrests Including Legal Observer and Vets
There were several people beaten by the police today as well as over a dozen arrested at Occupy SD. Chief of Police Landsdowne was seen laughing and smirking behind a line of 300 cops with batons while occupiers were being beaten assaulted by the police on his direct order. Please call the Mayor and Chief of Police Landsdowne and tell them that infringing on people’s freedom of speech and assembly by beating and assaulting peaceful protesters is inhumane. San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders: (619) 236-6330 and SDPD Chief William Lansdowne (619) 531-2777.
http://lafiga.firedoglake.com/2011/10/28/occupy-san-diego-shut-down-dozens-of-arrests-including-legal-observer-and-vets/

UAW: Chrysler Workers Object to Imposed Contract
Chrysler released its third-quarter results one day after UAW officials decided the contract was ratified. The company made a profit of $212 million. The UAW needs no further proof that the company can afford to treat its workers fairly.
http://labornotes.org/blogs/2011/10/chrysler-workers-object-imposed-contract


BEYOND OWS: INTERNATIONAL

AUSTRALIA: Occupy Melbourne Eviction
Great mini film about the Melbourne Occupy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6BZLY0Uj1U&feature=share

BRAZIL: Brazilian Amazon Groups Try to Stop Dam Project
“Belo Monte will only succeed if we do nothing about it,” Juma Xipaia, an indigenous leader from the Xingu area, said in a statement released by Amazon Watch. “We will not be silent. We will shout out loud, and we will do it now.” http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/28/world/americas/brazilian-amazon-groups-try-to-stop-dam-project.html?ref=world

KOREA: South Korea Sit-In Connects to U.S. “Occupiers”
As the U.S. “occupy” movement struggles to hold its ground, protesters are connecting to South Korean activists who see their fight against out-of-control corporate power as tapping the same vein of frustration and outrage.
http://labornotes.org/blogs/2011/10/south-korea-sit-connects-us-occupiers

PALESTINE: Israel finds new “home” for Bedouins: a garbage dump
“We want to stay in our homes. If they damage our homes or our tents, we want to build again. We won’t move. Even if they want to kill us, we want to stay. We haven’t any place to go.”
http://electronicintifada.net/content/israel-finds-new-home-bedouins-garbage-dump/10530

U.K.: Occupy London protest issues demands to democratise City of London
“The protesters have stumbled upon the source of financial power within the British state. This could get interesting.” http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/oct/28/occupy-london-city-st-pauls

OWS-NYC: CALENDAR

Sat., Oct. 29, 12-2 p.m.: Occupy Wallstreet Solidarity Rally
Rally at City Hall Park. Join CBTU, NAACP, APRI, LCLAA, and APALA in continuing the historic mobilization of millions of Americans demanding their fair share.
http://act.aflcio.org/o/4001/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=59459

Tues, Nov. 1: STOP “Stop and Frisk” Goes to Brooklyn
Shut down 73rd Precinct in Brownsville
http://nov1action.org/

GENERAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES

OccupyStream – All Occupy Wall Street Streams and IRC – Live Revolution
http://www.occupystream.com/

Occupy Together

Welcometo OCCUPY TOGETHER, an unofficial hub for all of the events springing up across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall St.
http://www.occupytogether.org/

We Are the 99 Percent
Brought to you by the people who occupy wall street. Why will YOU occupy?
http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/

Reports of Occupy everywhere
socialistworker.org/2011/10/25/reports-of-occupy-everywhere

Legal
PLEASECIRCULATE WIDELY: If you are arrested at an Occupy Event, call the National Lawyers Guild: New York City: (212) 679-6018 Los Angeles: (323)696-2299 Washington, DC: (202) 957 2445 Chicago: (773) 309-1198 San Francisco: (415) 285-1011 New Orleans: (504) 875-0019 Baltimore: (410) 205-2850 Minnesota: (612) 656-9108 Michigan: (313) 963-0843 Portland: (503) 902-5340 Boston: (617) 227-7335 Pennsylvania & Delaware: (267)702-4654 Idaho: (208) 991-4324Be very sure to write the applicable phone number in PERMANENT marker somewhere concealed on your body, protected from the elements. Do NOT assume you will be able to retrieve the number from a phone or a notebook. It is very likely you will be stripped of all your belongings.

What To Do If You’re Arrested at an Occupy Protest – Disorderly Conduct Laws
http://disorderlyconductlaws.com/arrested-occupy-protest/

OccupyWallStreet
The resistance continues at Liberty Square and Nationwide!
http://occupywallst.org/

Donate Money to #occupywallstreet
http://nycga.cc/donate/

NYC General Assembly
The Official Website of the GA at #OccupyWallStreet
http://nycga.cc/

People of Color / #OccupyWallStreet
Created in response to the lack of racial diversity at #OccupyWallStreetwith the purpose of developing critical consciousness within the movement and extending its reach to include those most affected by the current crisis. It is open to all who identify as people of color.
http://pococcupywallstreet.tumblr.com/

Occupy Wall St.: Immediate Needs
https://www.facebook.com/OccupyWallSt/posts/213285578739214

October 28, 2011

2011.10.28: Next Action to STOP Stop & Frisk in Brooklyn

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 7:41 pm

From: Gusberg, Jessica
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2011 7:41 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Next Action to STOP Stop & Frisk in Brooklyn

Hi All —

On Tuesday, Nov 1st, the campaign to stop Stop & Frisk is coming to Brooklyn.  We’ll be gathering at 4 PM at the Tilden Projects at Rockaway & Livonia Aves for a rally, followed by a march to the 73rd police precinct in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, where another civil disobedience will be held. (This precinct does more stops under Stop & Frisk than any other precinct in NYC.)  Please let me know if you are interested in attending the rally, bearing witness to the action, participating in civil disobedience, or available to make phone calls and inquires to the precinct after folks are incarcerated.

(Additionally, at 2 PM on Saturday, Oct 29th, we will be holding a meeting to plan this action and to further organize and plan out this campaign.  This meeting will be at the Marcus Garvey Holistic Center which is located at 51-05 Church Ave. in Brooklyn.)

Check out the website: http://nov1action.org www.stopmassincarceration.tumblr.com

Join in the growing movement to end Stop & Frisk!
Jess-

2011.10.28: Next Action to STOP Stop & Frisk in Brooklyn

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Drug Wars,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 7:41 pm

From: Gusberg, Jessica
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2011 7:41 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Next Action to STOP Stop & Frisk in Brooklyn

Hi All —

On Tuesday, Nov 1st, the campaign to stop Stop & Frisk is coming to Brooklyn.  We’ll be gathering at 4 PM at the Tilden Projects at Rockaway & Livonia Aves for a rally, followed by a march to the 73rd police precinct in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, where another civil disobedience will be held. (This precinct does more stops under Stop & Frisk than any other precinct in NYC.)  Please let me know if you are interested in attending the rally, bearing witness to the action, participating in civil disobedience, or available to make phone calls and inquires to the precinct after folks are incarcerated.

(Additionally, at 2 PM on Saturday, Oct 29th, we will be holding a meeting to plan this action and to further organize and plan out this campaign.  This meeting will be at the Marcus Garvey Holistic Center which is located at 51-05 Church Ave. in Brooklyn.)

Check out the website: http://nov1action.org www.stopmassincarceration.tumblr.com

Join in the growing movement to end Stop & Frisk!

Jess

 

October 27, 2011

2011.10.27: 10.27 OWS Report: Occupy Rising

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2011 10:28 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: 10.27 OWS Report: Occupy Rising

NYC Labor Against the War
10.27 Occupy Wall Street Report:
Occupy Rising

Oakland Re-Occupation, October 26

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‘We propose a city wide general strike [on November 2] and we propose we invite all students to walk out of school. Instead of workers going to work and students going to school, the people will converge on downtown Oakland to shut down the city.
–General Assembly, Occupy Oakland
http://www.occupyoakland.org/2011/10/general-strike-mass-day-of-action/
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 BEYOND OWS: OAKLAND 

Quan, Shunned, Reverses Occupy Ban
Mayor reopens plaza to protesters, promises dialogue and “minimum police presence” if demonstrations stay peaceful.
http://www.baycitizen.org/occupy-movement/story/quan-shunned-reverses-occupy-ban/2/

Oakland Police Violence Raises the Stakes for the OWS Movement |
“You see all these people here?” a protester asked, as we rinsed the residue of tear gas out of our eyes a few blocks from Frank Ogawa Plaza. “They’re all going home more radicalized than when they arrived.”
http://www.alternet.org/story/152879/oakland_police_violence_raises_the_stakes_for_the_ows_movement_?page=3

Police Stay Away As Occupy Oakland Protesters Tear Down Fence
When a handful of protesters jumped the fence, the crowd began to chant: “Go around. Go around.” A few others retorted: “Tear it down.” By 7 p.m., demonstrators had quietly taken the fence down and the crowd began flooding onto lawn. “Hey look,” one man said. “We retook the plaza. Whaddaya know?” There were no police in sight.
http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-ows-oakland-tear-down-fence,0,3864792.story

The arms firm behind the suppression of #OccupyOakland and Palestine’s popular struggle
The police repression on display in Oakland reminded me of tactics I witnessed the Israeli army employ against Palestinian popular struggle demonstrations in occupied West Bank villages like Nabi Saleh, Ni’lin and Bilin. So I was not surprised when I learned that the same company that supplies the Israeli army with teargas rounds and other weapons of mass suppression is selling its dangerous wares to the Oakland police.
http://english.al-akhbar.com/blogs/gadfly/arms-firm-behind-suppression-occupyoakland-and-palestines-popular-struggle

GENERAL STRIKE & MASS DAY OF ACTION — NOVEMBER 2 – Occupy Oakland
We propose a city wide general strike and we propose we invite all students to walk out of school. Instead of workers going to work and students going to school, the people will converge on downtown Oakland to shut down the city.
http://www.occupyoakland.org/2011/10/general-strike-mass-day-of-action/

Hands Off Occupy Oakland-ILWU Calls For Labor Backing Of Occupation
Hundreds of supporters of Occupy Oakland attended a rally on October 22, 2011 and called for the defense of the occupation. ILWU Local 10 Executive Board member Clarence Thomas called on all unions and the entire labor movement to defend the occupation against threats by Mayor Quan and the city of Oakland to shut it down.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9dfWK0JFok

MARINES TO OAKLAND POLICE: ‘You Did This To My Brother’
Marines around the world are outraged by the injuries inflicted by police on Scott Olsen at Tuesday’s Occupy Oakland protests. Olsen is in a medically-induced coma after getting hit in the head by a police projectile.
http://www.businessinsider.com/marine-to-police-you-did-this-to-my-brother-2011-10

Iraq Veterans Against the War | You are not alone
Take action now to support Scott Olsen! During last night’s police riots in Oakland, Scott Olsen, a two time Iraq veteran, was hit in the forehead with a tear gas cannister (Just like Tristan). The police then threw flash bang grenades at the people who stopped to try to help him. Scott is now in the hospital in critical condition. People all over the world stepped up to help Tristan in his time of need, now its time for us to band together for Scott. Stand up to police violence, from Palestine to Oakland, Justice for Scott Olsen!
http://ivaw.org/

FLASHBACK: Oakland Paid $2 Million Settlement After Attacking Dozens Of Antiwar Protesters In 2003
The Oakland Police Department’s heavy-handed use of force — which included using flash grenades, rubber bullets, and tear gas — shocked the world as the city moved to crack down on Occupy Oakland. But the harsh crackdown was not without a historical precedent.
http://thinkprogress.org/special/2011/10/26/354391/oakland-iraq-war-settlement/

Hip-Hop N’ Politics: Black Panther Party: Commemorating Power To The People For 45 Years! – “Power To The People” [Video]
Although they are not the first organization to be named the ‘Black Panthers’ — nor are they the first to utilize the fierce feline as its representative — the self-determining political party established by Oakland, California’s Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton during October 1966 is usually the most familiar one to the masses.
http://hiphopwired.com/2011/10/26/hip-hop-n-politics-black-panther-party-commemorating-power-to-the-people-for-45-years-power-to-the-people/

 BEYOND OWS: U.S. 

ATLANTA: Occupy Atlanta says it will go on | ajc.com
“It’s only going to make it stronger,” said John Reynolds, 25, a freelance photographer from North Druid Hills. “People who did not come out before will now see our First Amendment rights being trampled.”
http://www.ajc.com/news/occupy-atlanta-says-it-1210697.html

CHICAGO: Occupy Chicago marches on City Hall
About 150 protesters with Occupy Chicago marched on City Hall this afternoon aiming to speak with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and “assert our First Amendment rights.”
http://shar.es/bdAro

CHICAGO: Even in Democratic Chicago, City Unions Under Fire
“They’ve gone on a union-busting campaign,” said Kelly, the transit union chief. “And he’s counting on the average person, especially those (who are) unemployed or are struggling, to be angry at the unions.”
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/democratic-chicago-city-unions-fire-14819732

CLEVELAND: Occupy Movement Scores Huge Victory in Cleveland After Seeking a Federal Injunction Eliminating Curfew
Last Friday night, members of the group Occupy Cleveland, which have been demonstrating on Public Square in downtown Cleveland since early October, were told that they must vacate the premises as the permit they had been granted by the city expired at 10pm.
http://www.clevelandleader.com/node/17710

LOS ANGELES: Mayor Villaraigosa: Occupy L.A. ‘cannot continue indefinitely’
Occupy L.A.: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Occupy Los Angeles protesters camping out at City Hall “cannot continue indefinitely” and that he has instructed city officials to begin drafting rules that would restrict when and how people are allowed on city property.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/10/occupy-la-mayor-antonio-villaraigosa.html


 OWS-NYC: UPDATE 

Occupy Wall Street March to Support Oakland Protests
Chants of “We are the 99 percent!” and “Oakland!” could be heard through the neighborhoods. “This march is happening because the riot police attacked people in Oakland,” said a young woman who refused to give her name. “It’s something that could have happened to all of us.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/nyregion/occupy-wall-street-march-to-support-oakland-protests.html

Gas Pipeline to Manhattan Stirs Debate in 2 States
At a raucous public meeting it held last week in Greenwich Village, more than 300 antidrilling and Occupy Wall Street protesters joined forces to assail the project.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/nyregion/gas-pipeline-to-manhattan-stirs-debate-in-2-states.html?ref=nyregion

For Children’s Sake, Taking to the Streets
“When he’s older, I want him to know we cared enough to bring him down.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/fashion/for-childrens-sake-taking-to-the-streets.html?src=dayp

NYPD sergeants threaten to sue Wall Street protesters
“I am deeply concerned that protesters will be emboldened by the recent rash of violent acts against police officers in other cities. New York’s police officers are working around the clock as the already overburdened economy in New York is being drained by ‘occupiers’ who intentionally and maliciously instigate needless and violent confrontations with the police.”
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_sergrants_threaten_to_sue_wall_4mc8KMbGt8DAIkkXbSQeMI#ixzz1c0ycjYbD

92% stopped, frisked in Bronx are black or Hispanic
Just six blocks away from where Hazzard walked, cops fired 41 shots at an unarmed Amadou Diallo in 1999, killing him as he reached for his wallet. The case spurred allegations that stop-and-frisks are racially motivated. That incident comes to Hazzard’s mind when cops halt him. “Now, I just assume the position and drop my wallet on the ground because I don’t want to get hit 41 times,” he said.
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/bronx/2011/10/27/2011-10-27_brisk_biz_in_frisks_92_stopped_in_boro_by_cops_black_or_hispanic.html

 BEYOND OWS: INTERNATIONAL 

EGYPT: Khaled Said’s Killing Draws 7-Year Sentences for 2 Officers
“We’ve been feeling for a long time that our revolution is being hijacked, and now that the verdict in Khaled Said’s case confirmed our fears, this will not pass easily.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/world/middleeast/khaled-saids-killing-draws-7-year-sentences-for-2-officers.html?ref=world

EGYPT: Egyptian Youth Activists: We Are Happy to See Occupy Wall Street Movement Stand Up For Justice
“It’s like what happened in Egypt. I saw many pictures about that, and feel the same, like Egypt. So I think it’s a big mistake to shoot the people and use tear gas, because it will increase the angry against the government here, and it will increase and make the movements in the United.”
http://www.democracynow.org/2011/10/27/egyptian_youth_activists_we_are_happy

EGYPT: Egypt workers demand renationalisation orders be enacted – Economy – Business – Ahram Online
Around two thousand impassioned workers blocked Cairo’s central thoroughfare of Kasr El-Ainy on Thursday afternoon, demanding court decisions to renationalise the companies for which they work be fully enforced.’
http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/25289.aspx

PALESTINE: “A Message from Palestine”
‎A new video produced by youth in Palestine draws connections between repression in Palestine and the repression of Palestine solidarity activism in the US.
http://electronicintifada.net/blog/jalal-abukhater/message-palestine#.TqnhSHHO-iQ

U.K.: St Paul’s Cathedral canon resigns
Giles Fraser quits over plans to forcibly remove Occupy London Stock Exchange protesters from outside cathedral.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/oct/27/st-pauls-cathedral-canon-resigns

YEMEN: Yemeni women burn veils in crackdown protest
‎”This is a plea from the free women of Yemen; here we burn our makrama in front of the world to witness the bloody massacres carried by the tyrant [President Ali Abdullah] Saleh.”
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/10/20111026164441431354.html

 CONTEXT & ANALYSIS 

Thousands Flood Streets In Oakland, NYC – Uprising
I wouldn’t dare speculate that the respective police forces are by any means surrendering, but they do seem momentarily baffled by the Occupy movements. Trying to squash the uprisings has brought police nothing but headaches and bad PR, and they can’t control this movement as they have activist groups in the past.
http://www.inthesetimes.com/uprising/entry/12191/thousands_flood_streets_in_oakland_nyc/

Occupy Wall Street protesters support injured war vet – CNN.com
The former Marine has become another rallying cry for the Occupy Wall Street protests spreading throughout the country.
Demonstrators have typically railed against what they describe as corporate greed, arrogance and power, as well as repeatedly stated their assertion that the nation’s wealthiest 1% hold inordinate sway over the remaining 99% of the population. The movement seems to be growing despite a recent crackdown in several cities.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/27/us/occupy-wall-street/?hpt=us_c1

Putting the move in Occupy movement
Looming large is the cautionary spectacle of Oakland. Police there arrested about 100 protesters before dawn Tuesday, using tear gas and riot gear to break up encampments — only to face a massive evening protest and threats of continued unrest from angry backers of the movement.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-1027-occupy-endgame-20111027,0,1438311.story

Occupy movements resist police attacks
It is no accident that these police attacks on people exercising their right to free speech all took place in cities with large African-American communities, which have long known the lash of poverty and injustice. The movement needs to respond: “An injury to one is an injury to all!” Solidarity is the only way to answer the racist, anti-worker, pro-big business state.
http://www.workers.org/2011/us/cops_attack_1103/

Arrested in Troy Davis Park
The occupation has made the race and class divide of the city clear to many Atlanta residents. As Occupy Atlanta became more and more multiracial, the police presence became bigger, and harsher in its tactics. We hope this will be the beginning of a multiracial people’s movement coming from the bottom up in the South. Whether or not a re-occupation of the park begins, it will be difficult for all those involved to forget the Black, Brown and white arms linked together in a common struggle. If there is one thing to take away from the events of these past few weeks, it is the beginning of this struggle.
http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/27/arrested-in-troy-davis-park

Why we need politics to challenge the system
The Occupy movement needs to welcome official trade union support, as that makes it easier to involve more workers, but at the same time recognise that official endorsements are not worth the paper they are written on if we don’t develop a direct connection with the workers on the job rather than simply relying on the union officials.
http://www.sa.org.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=7111%3Awhy-we-need-politics-to-challenge-the-system&Itemid=603

Re-reply to Prof Lawrence Lessig: Where Does Change Actually Come From? | The Nation
please don’t tell me to love the Tea Party, Professor. And please don’t use your considerable stature to guide the Occupy movement down a slow path to certain failure. It’s movement time. Please join us or please get out of the way.
http://bit.ly/uFwPiG

Mission unaccomplished
The grand imperial dreams of February 2003 may be gone. But U.S. imperialism remains — as deadly as ever.
http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/27/mission-unaccomplished

 OWS-NYC: CALENDAR 

Fri., 10.28: Existence is Resistance Kuffeya Day at Occupy Wall Street
5:30-8:30 p.m.. In solidarity with the people of Palestine, we are asking that on Oct. 28th everyone come to Liberty Plaza wearing their Kuffeya. EIR will be on site silk screening shirts for a $2 donation.
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=274632612568909

Fri., 10.28: Labor Outreach Committee Meeting
6:00 p.m., DC 37, 125 Barclay Street, Rm. 11.

Sat., 10.29: Occupy Harlem Mobilization: `We stand in solidarity with Occupiers of Wall Street’
A call to Blacks, Latinos, and immigrants to occupy their communities against predatory investors, displacement, privatization and state repression. Let us assert our Dignity! WE MUST DEFEND OUR COMMUNITIES! THIS IS OUR STRUGGLE, THIS IS OUR MOMENT IN HISTORY. THIS IS PEOPLE’S POWER!
http://wibailoutpeople.org/2011/10/19/occupy-harlem-mobilization-we-stand-in-solidarity-with-occupiers-of-wall-street/

 GENERAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES 

OccupyStream – All Occupy Wall Street Streams and IRC – Live Revolution
http://www.occupystream.com/

Occupy Together
Welcome to OCCUPY TOGETHER, an unofficial hub for all of the events springing up across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall St.
http://www.occupytogether.org/

We Are the 99 Percent
Brought to you by the people who occupy wall street. Why will YOU occupy?
http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/

Reports of Occupy everywhere
socialistworker.org/2011/10/25/reports-of-occupy-everywhere

Legal
PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY: If you are arrested at an Occupy Event, call the National Lawyers Guild: New York City: (212) 679-6018 Los Angeles: (323) 696-2299 Washington, DC: (202) 957 2445 Chicago: (773) 309-1198 San Francisco: (415) 285-1011 New Orleans: (504) 875-0019 Baltimore: (410) 205-2850 Minnesota: (612) 656-9108 Michigan: (313) 963-0843 Portland: (503) 902-5340 Boston: (617) 227-7335 Pennsylvania & Delaware: (267) 702-4654 Idaho: (208) 991-4324 Be very sure to write the applicable phone number in PERMANENT marker somewhere concealed on your body, protected from the elements. Do NOT assume you will be able to retrieve the number from a phone or a notebook. It is very likely you will be stripped of all your belongings.

What To Do If You’re Arrested at an Occupy Protest – Disorderly Conduct Laws
http://disorderlyconductlaws.com/arrested-occupy-protest/

OccupyWallStreet
The resistance continues at Liberty Square and Nationwide!
http://occupywallst.org/

Donate Money to #occupywallstreet
http://nycga.cc/donate/

NYC General Assembly
The Official Website of the GA at #OccupyWallStreet
http://nycga.cc/

People of Color / #OccupyWallStreet
Created in response to the lack of racial diversity at #OccupyWallStreet with the purpose of developing critical consciousness within the movement and extending its reach to include those most affected by the current crisis. It is open to all who identify as people of color.
http://pococcupywallstreet.tumblr.com/

Occupy Wall St.: Immediate Needs
https://www.facebook.com/OccupyWallSt/posts/213285578739214

October 26, 2011

2011.10.26: OCCUPIED CUNY MARCH FOR BLACK AND LATINOS

Filed under: OWS — nyclaw01 @ 2:06 pm

From:  Veras, Andrea
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 12:06 PM
To: ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 Members
Subject: OCCUPIED CUNY MARCH FOR BLACK AND LATINOS

 

Please join CUNY students, Black and Latinos 99% on this rally on Saturday, October 29th.

Place:    City Hall Park

Time:     12:00 – 2:00 PM

2011.10.26: 10.25 OWS Report: Show Down

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 10:06 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: 10.25 OWS Report: Show Down

NYC Labor Against the War
10.25 Occupy Wall Street Report:

Show Down

Chicago

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“While the Occupy actions have become national symbols of resistance, the movement has also served to underline the problem of America’s massive police state, which is used to suppress freedom of expression and assembly rather than as an instrument to safeguard those liberties.”

Police State Targets Occupy Movements | The Nation
http://www.thenation.com/blog/164150/police-state-targets-occupy-movements

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 OWS-NYC: UPDATE 

CWA and Occupy Wall Street storm Lower Manhattan protesting Verizon’s Corporate Greed
October 21, 2011. Thousands of CWA and OWS protesters rally at Verizon Wireless store. 20 Verizon workers sleep at Liberty Plaza/Zucotti Park in solidarity with the 99%.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52CDbZ2_7bY&sns=fb

Protest derails DOE meeting on curriculum after just minutes | GothamSchools
“We want our teachers to be paid more,” yelled a 7-year-old, Anais Richard, who attends P.S. 11 in Brooklyn. “If these things are not done, then we won’t be able to be succeeded.” The people’s mic repeated her statement, complete with the misspoken final word.
http://gothamschools.org/2011/10/25/protest-derails-doe-meeting-on-curriculum-after-just-minutes/

Education Panel Meeting Disrupted By “Occupy” Protesters
The chancellor moved the official meeting to the third floor, split between three different classrooms. The protestors continued to hold their own meeting in the auditorium for almost two hours, and discussed their opposition to mayoral control of schools and education budget cuts. Many of the several hundred protesters were public school teachers. Some of them have been involved and are even organizers of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Other participants said they were just been inspired by the ongoing protest. Some of the demonstrators are planning another event in early November at DOE headquarters in Downtown Manhattan, called “Occupy The DOE.”
www.ny1.com/content/news_beats/education/149635/education-panel-meeting-disrupted-by–occupy–protesters

New York D.A. declines to drop charges against protesters
Prosecutors instead offered those arrested an adjournment for six months; if the individual is not arrested during that time, the case will be dismissed and sealed.
http://newsandinsight.thomsonreuters.com/New_York/News/2011/10_-_October/New_York_D_A__declines_to_drop_charges_against_protesters/

Many “Occupy” Protesters Won’t Take Plea Deal, Lawyer Says
Protestors have threatened to take their cases to trial in an effort to clog up the court system.
http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/149593/many–occupy–protesters-won-t-take-plea-deal–lawyer-says

The fight for OWS continues
We’re calling on Mayor Bloomberg to pledge his support for the First Amendment rights of the protesters, and allow them to stay as long as they have a voice to be heard.
http://action.workingfamiliesparty.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4853

 BEYOND OWS: U.S. 

Police State Targets Occupy Movements | The Nation
While the Occupy actions have become national symbols of resistance, the movement has also served to underline the problem of America’s massive police state, which is used to suppress freedom of expression and assembly rather than as an instrument to safeguard those liberties.
http://www.thenation.com/blog/164150/police-state-targets-occupy-movements

ALBANY: Unmoved Albany protesters add Cuomo to their list of concerns
A day after it was revealed that Cuomo tried — unsuccessfully — to get Albany officials to use police to remove protesters from the park after an 11 p. m. curfew, demonstrators wasted little time in adding the governor to their lineup of concerns.
http://www.buffalonews.com/city/capital-connection/albany/article606752.ece

BOSTON: Occupy the Hood comes to Boston
‎”I didn’t know anything about Occupy Boston before tonight. I heard a lot of chanting in the neighborhood and decided to come out to see what was going on. I think this is a wake-up call for everybody to stand up for equality with peace and justice for all people from all walks of life. Our common enemy is injustice.”
http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/25/occupy-the-hood-in-boston

CHICAGO: Director of National Nurses United Union Responds to Occupy Chicago Arrests
“Rahm Emanuel apparently believes that First Amendment rights end at 11pm in the city of Chicago. We think that Constitutional rights extend 24/7 and that people should have the right to protest and to raise their voices and to reflect the anger and suffering that are out there across the country.”
http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/director-national-nurses-united-union-resp

DETROIT: Main Street Report: Occupy The Hood/Detroit
Co-Founder of Occupy the Hood speaks at Occupy Detroit and encourages All Power to the People!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1VFsumUw4E&sns=fb

OAKLAND: Oakland Cops Open Fire With Shotgun Beanbags & Tear Gas On Peaceful Protesters
October 25, 2011 CURRENT TV Keith Olbermann
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bjk6ttjlU&feature=feedu

OAKLAND: Police Brutalize, Dismantle Occupy Oakland Camp – Occupy Oakland
This morning at 5am over 500 police in riot gear from cities all over central California brutally attacked the Occupy Oakland encampment at 14th & Broadway. The police attacked the peaceful protest with flash grenades, tear gas, and rubber bullets after moving in with armored vehicles.
http://www.occupyoakland.org/2011/10/police-brutalize-dismantle-occupy-oakland-camp/

OAKLAND: Alameda Labor Council Decries Eviction of Occupy Oakland Demonstrators
This outrageous act to silence the voices of the protesters puts Mayor Quan and the City Council on the wrong side of history.
http://www.eastbayexpress.com/92510/archives/2011/10/25/alameda-labor-council-decries-eviction-of-occupy-oakland-demonstrators

PITTSBURGH: Action Alert: Call for Solidarity | Occupy Pittsburgh
Occupy Pittsburgh has received word that police may be planning an action at the Occupy Pittsburgh camp at BNY Mellon Green in the next two days.
http://www.occupypittsburgh.org/content/action-alert-call-solidarity

 FROM ARAB SPRING TO OWS 

To the Occupy movement — the occupiers of Tahrir Square are with you
Comrades from Cairo: In many ways we in Egypt are part of the same struggle, and we are watching in solidarity. Keep going, don’t stop, occupy more.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/oct/25/occupy-movement-tahrir-square-cairo?newsfeed=true

The radical power of just showing up
The Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street movements show that simply standing together can achieve real results.
http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/10/201110257859154472.html

The 1% Demands: Occupy Palestine, Free Wall Street
The Arab Spring, where it sprung up, sought to throw off the yoke of dictatorship within a single country; Occupy Wall Street seeks to disentangle the American dream from a diffuse and all-pervasive system of economic, corporate, and ideological oppression; the Palestinian people seek to liberate themselves from a foreign occupier of their soil. What unites these diverse movements is the struggle for collective liberation.
http://www.alternativenews.org/english/index.php/topics/news/3858-the-1-demands-occupy-palestine-free-wall-street

Support the Workers’ Movement in Egypt
The revolutionary movement in Egypt and its struggle is decisive because unlike many other movements around the world, the working class and its struggle methods are an integral part of this movement. Therefore, all labour and progressive organizations, labour leaders and activists and people seeking a better future for humanity should stand behind the revolutionary movement and the working class in Egypt.
http://wp.me/p1PLAD-bf

Radical political economics for today’s student: How Can the Occupy Movement Win? — Draw in Workers
Many have alluded to Egypt saying that a growing occupation with one basic demand is how the dictator was overthrown. But in fact, the situation was more complicated than that. In the week before Egypt’s dictator Mubarak was ousted, the working class entered the scene with decisive strike action paralyzing key parts of the economy.
http://radecon.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-can-occupy-movement-win-draw-in.html

Egyptians for Wall street Demos-6th of April movement
Egyptians for Wall streets Chanting “People Demand The Fall of The Regime”, “People demand The Fall of Wall street” 6th of April movement leaders Asmaa Mahfouz, Ahmed Maher and Israa Abd el Fatah leading and supporting the American people in their Wall-street demonstrations in the United States.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCJZoipt37k

Amy Goodman: Globalizing Dissent, From Tahrir Square to Liberty Plaza – Truthdig
“While they giving money and power and support to Mubarak regime, our people, Egyptian people, can success against all of this, against the U.S. power. So, the power to the people, not for the U.S. bullets or bombs or money or anything. The power to the people. So that I am here to be in solidarity and support the Wall Street Occupy protesters, to say them ‘the power to the people,’ and to keep it on and on, and they will success in the end.”
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/globalizing_dissent_from_tahrir_square_to_liberty_plaza_20111025/?ln

At OccupyDC, Egypt’s revolutionaries chide U.S.
“We hope they would support the people, not the government. But U.S. policy supports the military now, the same way it was supporting Mubarak.”
http://www.salon.com/2011/10/24/at_occupydc_egypts_revolutionaries_chide_u_s_policymakers/

 BEYOND OWS: INTERNATIONAL 

BOLIVIA: Native Protesters Celebrate Law Cancelling Rainforest Road
“The threat is latent, but the message sent out is that the native peoples have thought deeply about the defence of our territories.”
http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=105596

CHILE: Chile student protesters invade senate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjaHgniBDKw&feature=player_embedded

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Amnesty International accuses Dominican Republic police of killings, torture
Police in the Dominican Republic have been responsible for an alarming number of killings and torture over a five-year period, Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/americas/amnesty-international-accuses-dominican-republic-police-of-killings-torture/2011/10/25/gIQABgwAGM_story.html

PALESTINE: Deported Palestinians describe prison ordeal
I challenge Israelis to treat us as equals. To give us the same social and political benefits they give Jews. To give me, someone who belongs to this land, the same treatment they give someone from Russia or from somewhere else with absolutely no connection to this land. Treat me as an equal, give me what you give yourselves, and I’ll be more than happy to coexist and stop fighting. Give me the right to elect and be elected, and we’ll all give up arms. I challenge them.
http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/10/2011102484027863252.html

SYRIA: Wounded Syrians Abused at Hospitals, Amnesty International Says
The report portrays a situation that appears to build on the grim playbook employed in Bahrain, where medical workers faced intimidation and prosecution for treating those injured during antigovernment demonstrations this spring.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/26/world/middleeast/syria.html?ref=world

U.K.: Occupy movement continues to grow across Britain
The unions have supported the camp. The Unite union has donated blankets and bedding, and Len McCluskey, its general secretary, visited last week. And on Wednesday a delegation of the electricians fighting pay cuts came to speak.
http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=26467

YEMEN: Yemeni security forces shoot at protesters demanding president’s ouster, killing 2
Yemeni troops loyal to embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh opened fire Tuesday at thousands of protesters calling for his ouster in the capital Sanaa, killing two, a medical official said.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle-east/official-says-military-plane-has-crashed-in-southern-yemen-killing-4/2011/10/25/gIQAlhYoEM_story.html

 CONTEXT & ANALYSIS 

4 Polls That Show Occupy Wall Street is Just Getting Started | News & Politics
If this thing continues to grow — and there is every indication that it will — the Occupy Wall Street could become the definitive movement for an entire generation.
http://www.alternet.org/news/152847/4_polls_that_show_occupy_wall_street_is_just_getting_started

Occupy Verizon, Occupy the Labor Movement | The Nation
“We have radicals pulling unions into a more radical fight than they’re ordinarily involved in,” says OWS activist Sam Connet, “and at the same time, giving all these activists and young people…a chance to get involved in real concrete day-to-day struggle over a fair contract…to know, who are the workers we are talking about when we talk about Wall Street and the financial system treating workers unfairly?”
http://www.thenation.com/article/164144/occupy-verizon-occupy-labor-movement

Deepening OWS ties to labor
PROTESTS AGAINST union-busting and police brutality in New York City last week — while smaller than the biggest mobilizations recently — show that the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement is continuing to grow and relate to the struggles of working-class New Yorkers.
http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/25/deepening-ows-ties-to-labor

Occupy Wall Street’s Race Problem
Comparing debt to slavery, believing police won’t hurt you, or wanting to take back the America you see as rightfully yours are things that suggest OWS is actually appealing to an imagined white (re)public. Rather than trying to figure out how to diversify the Occupy Wall Street movement, white progressives need to think long and hard about their use of frameworks and rhetoric that situate blacks at the margins of the movement.
http://www.prospect.org/article/occupy-wall-streets-race-problem

The Politics of Occupation
Democracy, particularly in a diverse community or society, should not necessarily be about achieving unity on all issues. There must be room for disagreement and multiple perspectives. What is important is that all concerns and interests have an equal opportunity to be heard and evaluated. One issue that Occupy Portland is currently facing in its decision-making practice is the lack of time available to individuals to voice their ideas. This is inherent in the use of the “People’s Mic” technique, which nicely addresses the lack of amplification and creates a certain experience of unity through its mechanism, yet privileges those who are more comfortable speaking in front of crowds, as well as those with louder or more assertive voices.
http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2011/10/411610.shtml

Top candidates happy to take Wall Street’s money
While President Obama and some Republican candidates struggle with how to embrace the pain and anger fueling the Occupy Wall Street movement – while not endorsing the politically polarizing street protests – the Oval Office seekers have not been shy about accepting money from the financial world.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2011%2F10%2F23%2FMNA91LJVIB.DTL#ixzz1bj0UqBp9

The US departure from Iraq is an illusion
Whatever shape the relationship between the US and Iraq takes in the long term, for the short term the US is definitely remaining in the country.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/oct/25/us-departure-iraq-illusion

Iraq war: Mission failed
If any good comes of the Iraq war, it will come in the form of an Iraq syndrome, like the Vietnam syndrome that made Americans wary of large-scale military intervention abroad from the fall of Saigon in 1975 until the Gulf War of 1990-91. The mantra then was “No more Vietnams.” That needs to be updated: “No more Iraqs.”
http://www.salon.com/2011/10/25/iraq_war_mission_failed/

 OWS-NYC: CALENDAR 

Fri., 10.27: Labor Outreach Committee Meeting
6:00 p.m., DC 37, 125 Barclay Street, Rm. 11.

Sat., 10.28: Existence is Resistance Kuffeya Day at Occupy Wall Street

In solidarity with the people of Palestine, we are asking that on Oct. 28th everyone come to Liberty Plaza wearing their Kuffeya. EIR will be on site silk screening shirts for a $2 donation.
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=274632612568909

Sat., 10.28: Occupy Harlem Mobilization: `We stand in solidarity with Occupiers of Wall Street’
A call to Blacks, Latinos, and immigrants to occupy their communities against predatory investors, displacement, privatization and state repression. Let us assert our Dignity! WE MUST DEFEND OUR COMMUNITIES! THIS IS OUR STRUGGLE, THIS IS OUR MOMENT IN HISTORY. THIS IS PEOPLE’S POWER!
http://wibailoutpeople.org/2011/10/19/occupy-harlem-mobilization-we-stand-in-solidarity-with-occupiers-of-wall-street/

 GENERAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES 

OccupyStream – All Occupy Wall Street Streams and IRC – Live Revolution
http://www.occupystream.com/

Occupy Together

Welcome to OCCUPY TOGETHER, an unofficial hub for all of the events springing up across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall St.
http://www.occupytogether.org/

We Are the 99 Percent
Brought to you by the people who occupy wall street. Why will YOU occupy?
http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/

Reports of Occupy everywhere
socialistworker.org/2011/10/25/reports-of-occupy-everywhere

Legal
PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY: If you are arrested at an Occupy Event, call the National Lawyers Guild: New York City: (212) 679-6018 Los Angeles: (323) 696-2299 Washington, DC: (202) 957 2445 Chicago: (773) 309-1198 San Francisco: (415) 285-1011 New Orleans: (504) 875-0019 Baltimore: (410) 205-2850 Minnesota: (612) 656-9108 Michigan: (313) 963-0843 Portland: (503) 902-5340 Boston: (617) 227-7335 Pennsylvania & Delaware: (267) 702-4654 Idaho: (208) 991-4324 Be very sure to write the applicable phone number in PERMANENT marker somewhere concealed on your body, protected from the elements. Do NOT assume you will be able to retrieve the number from a phone or a notebook. It is very likely you will be stripped of all your belongings.

What To Do If You’re Arrested at an Occupy Protest – Disorderly Conduct Laws
http://disorderlyconductlaws.com/arrested-occupy-protest/

OccupyWallStreet
The resistance continues at Liberty Square and Nationwide!
http://occupywallst.org/

Donate Money to #occupywallstreet
http://nycga.cc/donate/

NYC General Assembly
The Official Website of the GA at #OccupyWallStreet
http://nycga.cc/

People of Color / #OccupyWallStreet
Created in response to the lack of racial diversity at #OccupyWallStreet with the purpose of developing critical consciousness within the movement and extending its reach to include those most affected by the current crisis. It is open to all who identify as people of color.
http://pococcupywallstreet.tumblr.com/

Occupy Wall St.: Immediate Needs
Comfort Committee’s Current NEEDS: thermal wear (especially smaller sizes), blankets, toiletries (especially toothpaste), hats & gloves, towels for showers We do NOT need more ponchos or space blankets. All donations can be sent to: The UPS Store Re: Occupy Wall Street 118A Fulton St. #205 New York, NY 10038
https://www.facebook.com/OccupyWallSt/posts/213285578739214

 

2011.10.26: 9 p.m. Tonight: Emergency OWS Protest Against Government Violence in Oakland

Filed under: Civil Liberties,Criminal Justice,Free Speech,OWS — nyclaw01 @ 11:22 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 5:20 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: 9 p.m. Tonight: Emergency OWS Protest Against Government Violence in Oakland

#ows Response To Government Violence At #occupyoakland | Solidarity March At 9PM From Liberty Square

Posted Oct. 26, 2011, 3:47 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

Police in riot gear with rifles and batons

Today at Occupy Wall Street we are looking across the country to the city of Oakland, where last night our fellow Americans were subjected to violence at the hands of their own government for exercising the constitutional freedoms their government is sworn to protect. Last night police forces violently raided Occupy Oakland, arresting 85 people and brutalizing many peaceful participants, using excessive physical force, tear gas, and dangerous projectile rounds.
Peaceful Protest is An American Birthright, Not a Crime

Among those injured is Scott Olson, a Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq. Olsen is in the hospital with a fractured skull.

“Scott is in stable but serious condition as the neurologists decide whether to take him into surgery or the ICU,” said Joshua Shepherd, a friend of Olsen’s. “Oakland Police Department fired a tear gas canister at his head, fracturing his skull.”

Video of the incident with Scott Olsen: http://tinyurl.com/3vqlsv3

It is unconscionable that American government officials would sanction the use of such extreme force against peaceful citizens.

Protesters carrying bloodied victim of police brutality

Occupy Oakland has been a public forum, set up on public land, concerned with critical public issues about the nation’s financial crisis, consolidation of wealth and power, and the ability of citizens to meaningfully participate in the democratic process. This brutality carried out on the orders of city government, sends a chilling message to those who want to engage in civic processes to work for social change.

Over a month ago, we went to the doorstep of Wall Street to say “enough!” That message has resonated across the country and around the world. Occupy Wall Street continues to build, and a national movement of peaceful occupations and civic engagement has sprung up in every corner.

Public officials must listen to the grievances of this popular movement. It is absolutely unacceptable to attempt to dissuade civic engagement through the use of brutality, repression and retaliation against movement participants. This is America. All Americans have the freedom to peacefully protest our government. That right defines who we are as a country and a people, and when it is denied, all of America is the poorer for it.

The Mayor of Oakland — and mayors and city governments across the country — should get on the right side of history and honor all Americans’ freedom to peacefully assemble and to civically engage.

We call on all concerned people to send Oakland Mayor Quan a message that the actions she sanctioned are unconscionable. We ask supporters to please sign this petition to Mayor Quan and to forward it:

http://www.change.org/petitions/demand-mayor-jean-quan-stop-the-police-repression-of-occupy-oakland

Supporters can also call Mayor Quan at +1 (510) 238-3141 to register disapproval.

Tonight in Manhattan, we will hold a march in solidarity with Occupy Oakland (9:00pm. Details to be announced.)

We will continue to build a movement to empower the 99% and to hold Wall Street and government accountable.

Riot police raiding community encampment

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