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October 13, 2011

2011.10.13: NYC Labor Against the War: 10.12 OWS Report: This is SO Not Over

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2011 10:28 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: NYC Labor Against the War: 10.12 OWS Report: This is SO Not Over

Reminder: OWS Support Meeting, 6pm at the ALAA headquarters, which is at 568 Broadway, Room 702A


NYC Labor Against the War
10.12 Occupy Wall Street Report: This is SO Not Over

Occupy Cincinnati


The resistance continues at Liberty Square and Nationwide!

Donate Money to #occupywallstreet

NYC General Assembly
The Official Website of the GA at #OccupyWallStreet

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


Thurs., Oct. 13: Defenders of Mary Ward, 82-Year-Old Facing Eviction, Join with Occupy Wall Street to Fight Foreclosure
‎The group Organizing for Occupation will bring Occupy Wall Street to Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday, in a joint action from the two groups at Brooklyn Supreme Cout that will call for an end to foreclosure auctions.

Sat., Oct. 15: Take Times Square: Massive convergence
You can come right to Times Square at 5pm or take part in one of many other earlier actions. Student meet up at 12pm, Washington Square Park, Labor March on the Banks 11am from Liberty Square.

Labor Solidarity; Video of cross trade solidarity and activists from Occupy Wall Street at the Sotheby’s auction today

Occupy Wall Street protesters march past millionaires’ NYC homes
When the march reached Park Avenue and East 93rd Street, protesters stopped in front of a building where they said Dimon has an apartment. Marchers screamed, “Where’s our bailout?” and “How do we end this deficit? End the war, tax the rich!”

Building Bridges Radio: Occupy Wall Street plus Labor and Community Support Despite Police Repression
Occupy Wall Street, the movement whose organizational forms and demands are evolving continues to pick up support including organized labor. Transport Union Local 100, hospitals Local 1199, city workers’ DC 37 AFSCME, UAW Local 2110, Teamster Local 814 and building service workers Local 32-BJ and the United Federation of Teachers were just some of the unions which pledged solidarity at a massive support rally in NYC which drew tens of thousands.

#OWS Stands In Solidarity With 100 Arrested At Occupy Boston |
With each passing day, as the violence of the state continues to escalate, the myth of American “democracy” becomes further shattered.


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

Downloadable Posters
The posters provided on this page are free for you to download, print, and hang up within your community, not only to promote local efforts, but the solidarity of all occupiers around the country. In fact, we highly encourage it as this will be a great means of spreading the word and getting others involved.

Student/Worker March-Occupy Boston-Day 11-Oct. 10, 2011
Lost in the ruckus of yesterday’s police riot on Occupy Boston was the fact that earlier in the day, approximately 10,000 students marched through the streets of Boston in support of the “Occupy” movement.

Protesting a decade of war
Chants like, “Not another nickel, not another dime, no more money for Obama’s crimes,” and “They got bailed out, we got sold out,” reflected the diversity of demands among the crowd. Many carried signs opposing Obama’s increased use of unmanned aerial drones to carry out extra-judicial assassinations in places like Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia as part of a campaign across upstate New York called, “Ground the Drones.” Others brought attention to the $3 billion in direct aid that the U.S. gives Israel each year to enable to continued oppression of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

From Occupying the Financial Districts to Occupying the Goods in Our Hoods | Black Agenda Report
“We’ll see a lot more black people involved in this occupation stuff,” J.R. Fleming of the Chicago Anti-Eviction Movement told me, “when we start occupying these thousands of vacant bank-owned homes and apartments. You can take a day to protest downtown, and come back here and you’re still homeless or about to be homeless. When we occupy the goods in our hoods, that will be the occupation that means something to people out here. That will be the occupation that really makes a difference.”

A festival, a rebellion, an awakening
Of course they should stand with the workers, an exasperated young woman responded. The workers are the 99% who are ruled and oppressed by the 1% in American society, and that’s exactly with whom Occupy L.A. must stand.,0,6934158.column

Occupy the Hood Cleveland
Occupy The Hood stands in Solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement… It is imperative that the voice of POC is heard at this moment! We must not be forgotten as the world progresses to the next economical stage. We can all agree that the voices in our communities are especially needed in this humanitarian struggle. We are our future and we posses the energy needed to push the occupy movement to the next phase.

UC Berkeley students demonstrate in support of Irvine 11 – The Daily Californian
“Awareness is the beginning of the process of getting people involved to express their concerns of the silencing of dissent and student protest,” said Hatem Bazian, a lecturer in the campus Department of Near Eastern Studies, who was present at the demonstration.

High Court Allows Mumia to Breathe, But He is Still Condemned to Social Death | Glen Ford
The hunger strikers at California’s Pelican Bay prison and tens of thousands like them throughout the U.S. Prison Gulag have been marked for annihilation, in all the ways that matter for human beings. This is not an issue for reformist tinkering, but a fundamental question of human rights. Human rights goals cannot be effectively pursued within the context of institutions that are designed to destroy humanity.


Any collaboration with Obama and his corporate Democrats means the instantaneous death of the movement – and rightly so. Ultimately, finance capital must be utterly destroyed, or it will kill us all. But that’s a truth that will be learned in struggle, once joined.

Freedom Rider: Occupy Wall Street, Denounce the Democrats | Black Agenda Report
Mass action is the only way to prevent further inequality, and further American aggression around the world. Occupy Wall Street can be the beginning of a great movement, or a lost opportunity. The experiment may be in its beginning stages, but the learning curve has to be brief if OWS is to not only remain free from political interference, but make good on its claims of fighting for the interests of working people.

Stepping up the struggle
In every city and town, there are teachers who are under attack, foreclosures mounting, instances of police violence. The Occupy movement can be a part of responding. We want to build the occupations and defend them against police attack. And we also want to build a political space that goes beyond the occupations–a new resistance that brings the spirit of the Occupy movement to workplaces, campuses and communities throughout society.

Ex-SDS leader seeks to herd Wall Street protest behind Obama
The lineup couldn’t be clearer. The Democrats are seeking to co-opt the anti-Wall Street movement, lining it up behind a president who was elected with the largest campaign war chest ever funded by Wall Street and who has spent his first term in office defending the interests of the banks, finance houses and the top 1 percent. Ex-lefts like Gitlin are enlisted in this sordid operation to provide a “progressive” gloss to what amounts to a cynical attempt to hijack the protests.

We will be here tomorrow
The strength of the Occupy movement lies in the solidarity between all those involved, and this will continue to be the key to the movement’s longevity. “We need to get more workers and more people of color involved in the occupation and to take part in this movement,” Morrill said. “Some are saying that we brought on the police repression. That’s wrong. We have to defend the occupation–ideologically and in real terms.”


EGYPT: Egyptians Chant ‘Muslims Christians Are One’ as Military Viciously Attacks Protest
TRNN Report: Angry protestors call for overthrow of the Egyptian military regime as many are killed by Army.

KOREA: Occupy Wall Street protests spread worldwide as activists plan to take over Seoul, South Korea
The South Korean protest echoes the message of the hundreds camped out in Zuccotti Park for more than three weeks by inspiring the “99%” to stand up against the mega wealthy “1%” who benefit from an unjust, toxic financial system, they say. “We will join the global movement and gather the voices of desperate Koreans,” the group said in a release.

LEBANON: Lebanon pushes ahead with general strike on Wednesday – Economy – Business – Ahram Online
The General Labour Confederation, Lebanon’s largest worker coalition, has spearheaded plans for the 12 October strike demanding a more than doubling of minimum wages in the public and private sectors. Employee unions across the board are vowing to participate in the strike.

PALESTINE: Hip-hop band DAM supports Palestinian prisoners’ actions with new track
If the swap deal materializes, about five-thousand Palestinian political prisoners still remain in Israeli jails. Every reason for the Hunger Strike for Palestine movement to continue its actions.

UK: Thousands plan protest camp in London’s financial centre inspired by ‘Occupy Wall Street’ campaign
A Facebook page titled ‘Occupy London’s Stock Exchange’ has already amassed over 3,000 people who have agreed to attend the event on October 15 while ‘Occupy London’ on Twitter has over 1,000 followers.






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