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October 3, 2011

2011.10.03: Full text: NYC Labor Against the War: Wall Street Occupation Update

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2011 10:06 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Full text: NYC Labor Against the War: Wall Street Occupation Update

[Apologies: For some reason the previous version was incomplete]



5 pm, City Hall: Emergency Protest To End Police Arrests on Occupy Wall St.

7-8 pm: “Occupy Wall  Street” Demonstrates Against Police Attacks On Friday And Marches

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Photo: the marines have arrived @ #occupywallstreet 🙂


Occupy Wall Street Live Feed

Monday, October 3 at 5:00pm, City Hall – New York City: Emergency Protest To End Police Arrests on Occupy Wall St.

Occupy Wall Street Live Feed

Monday, October 3 at 5:00pm, City Hall – New York City: Emergency Protest To End Police Arrests on Occupy Wall St.

Wednesday, October 5 at 4:00pm – 7:00pm: NYU Student Walk Out in Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street

We will meet in the middle of Washington Square Park and march together to City Hall, where we’ll join the Community/Labor March in Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, endorsed by dozens of NYC unions and community groups including the United Federation of Teachers, SEIU 32BJ and SEIU 1199, the Transit Workers Union Local 100, Make the Road New York, New Yorkers Against Budget Cuts, the Alliance for Quality Education, and more!

Wednesday, October 5 at 4:30pm: COMMUNITY/LABOR MARCH TO WALL ST.
Union workers and community members impacted by the economic crisis have been demanding that Wall Street and the wealthiest New Yorker’s pay their fair share of taxes. Let’s march down to Wall Street to welcome the protesters and show the faces of New Yorkers hardest hit by corporate greed.

Busted on Brooklyn Bridge
[From The Occupied Wall Street Journal] What is occurring on Wall Street right now is remarkable. For over two weeks, in the great cathedral of capitalism, the dispossessed have liberated territory from the financial overlords and their police army. They have created a unique opportunity to peacefully shift the tides of history like the sit-down strikes of the 1930s, the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the democratic uprisings across the Arab world and Europe today.

Declaration of the Occupation of New York City | NYC General Assembly
As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power.

For Police, Another Protest Brings Another Overreaction
The encampment in Zuccotti Park is likely to remain indefinitely. At this point, any attempt on the part of the police to close things down could only result in the resurrection of Emma Goldman. Brookfield Properties, the developer that owns the land and offers it for public use, is presumably sending few notes of gratitude to the police. In a statement, a spokesman said the company was “extremely concerned with the conditions that have been created by those currently occupying the park,” and was “actively working with the City of New York to address these conditions and restore the park to its intended purpose.” Good luck with that.

Occupy Wall Street: Police Arrest 700 on Brooklyn Bridge [PHOTOS]
Nearly 700 Occupy Wall Street protestors were arrested during a march on Saturday in New York City.

National Nurses United Statement in Support of the actions in New York | Nation
September 30, 2011National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest registered nurses union and professional association, representing 170,000 direct care RNs, stands in support of, and in solidarity with, the ongoing street protests and rallies.

LENIN’S TOMB: First we take Manhattan
To put it in what will sound like uncharitable terms, it is baby-steps, the experimental form of a movement in its infancy, not yet sufficiently developed theoretically or politically to be anything else. There is a sort of loose autonomism informing its tactics, while its focus on participatory democracy is redolent of the SDS wing and the Sixties ‘New Left’, but it is not yet definite enough to be reducible to any dominant strategy or perspective. It is, however, potentially the nucleus of a mass movement, and how it relates to the problems addressed by both reformists and revolutionaries now will make all the difference in the future.


Occupy Together
Yes, over 100 cities in the United States have joined the Occupy Movement. Check out this page to plug into your area. Please be true to the name and take over space and Occupy! Even for a few hours.

Needs of the Occupiers list | Occupy Los Angeles

To our wonderful supporters who would like to donate supplies, You can drop them off at City Hall Spring Street steps today 10/2, or you can send it to our new mailbox! 🙂 For a working list of needs of the occupiers, please click on our forum link: Our mailbox address: ~ The UPS Store, ATTN: OccupyLA, 645 W. 9th Street, Unit 110-953, Los Angeles, CA 90015. Thank you everyone for the overwhelming support!

Thousands March in Boston, 24 Arrested
The group calling itself “Occupy Wall Street” said on its website that it staked its ground in downtown Manhattan “as a symbolic gesture of our discontent with the current economic and political climate.” “We are all races, sexes and creeds. We are the majority. We are the 99 percent. And we will no longer be silent,” it said, expressing “solidarity” with protesters in Boston.

CTV Toronto- Wall Street occupation inspires Canadian protesters – CTV News
CTV Toronto – Inspired by protesters along Wall Street and in other U.S. cities, hundreds are expected to occupy Toronto’s Bay Street in two weeks to air their various grievances against the financial system and its wealthiest companies.

Thousands Attend Funeral Of Executed Convict Troy Davis
Thousands of people packed a church in Georgia Saturday for the funeral of Troy Davis, who was executed for the murder of a police officer in a case that drew world attention because of claims by his advocates that he was innocent.,0,2952889.story

Protesters mass in Manchester as Conservative conference begins
Around 30,000 people join march against government cuts, as Tory minister Lady Warsi defends deficit reduction strategy.

1948 Occupied Palestine: Thousands of Israeli Arabs march to commemorate October 2000 riots
Demonstrators in several towns across Israel wave flags, chant anti-Israel slogans and hold up photos of the 13 Israeli Arab protesters killed in clashes with police at start of Second Intifada.




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