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October 19, 2011

2011.10.19: 10.18 OWS Report: From Tahrir to Times Square

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Subject: 10.18 OWS Report: From Tahrir to Times Square

NYC Labor Against the War
10.18 Occupy Wall Street Report:
From Tahrir to Times Square

‘The movement is inspired by popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, and aims to expose how the richest 1% of people are writing the rules of an unfair global economy that is foreclosing on our future.’


Occupy Wall Street Marks One Month
The movement is inspired by popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, and aims to expose how the richest 1% of people are writing the rules of an unfair global economy that is foreclosing on our future.

Bloomberg Says “Tent City” at Wall Street Protest Exceeds Free Speech
But: A Quinnipiac University poll released on Monday found broad support for Occupy Wall Street; 72 percent of New York City voters, including 52 percent of Republicans, said the protesters should be able to stay as long as they wanted if they continued to obey the laws. The telephone survey, of 1,068 registered voters, was conducted from Thursday to Sunday.

Cuomo Says He Will Not Renew Millionaires’ Tax
But the Occupy Wall Street movement and the spreading protests it has inspired — scores of people gathered at the Capitol on Saturday, and an occupation is planned in Albany beginning at noon Friday — have reinvigorated lawmakers, organized labor and community groups that advocate for the tax’s extension.


Occupy Wall Street: second senior NYPD officers faces investigation
“Over-arresting is not going to get them into trouble, but if they are under-arresting that will be politically problematic.”

Guild Attorneys Seek Dismissal of ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Arrests
An organization that sprouted in 1968 to defend Vietnam War protesters who had taken over Columbia University is offering free initial legal representation – regardless of financial need – to the hundreds of activists netted in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations.

Police Eyes Hovering Over New York Muslims — Gotham
This pattern recurs. Paul J. Browne, the department’s chief spokesman, has a tendency to emphatically deny what has certifiably happened, whether the spying on and locking up of demonstrators for days at the Republican National Convention, or these recent revelations.

Officer Accused of Civil Rights Violation in False Arrest
On the night of the arrest, the government intercepted phone calls and text messages indicating that Officer Daragjati had fabricated facts in the police report, the complaint said. The next day, the government intercepted and recorded a call between Officer Daragjati and a female friend in which the officer said he had “fried another nigger,” according to a transcript of the call.


Occupy protests around the world: full list visualised
The Occupy protests have spread from Wall Street to London to Bogota. See the full list – and help us add more

Latinos to protest Obama’s immigration policies –
Latino activists say they’re planning a national “day of action” to protest President Obama and demand an end to a controversial immigration enforcement program.

Unprecedented silencing of dissent at UC Irvine
I was moved to this simple act of protest after the devastation I witnessed in the Gaza Strip in the aftermath of Operation Cast Lead, which resulted in the deaths of over 1400 Palestinians, including more than 700 women and children, at the hands of the Israeli military. Months after the attacks, I visited Gaza to deliver medical aid. There, I met the Sammouni cousins, three young girls who were orphaned when an Israeli bomb fell on their home and killed 45 members of their family.

The 40th anniversary of the assassination of George Jackson | San Francisco Bay View
America denies the fact that it has political prisoners, but we have witnessed the actions of COINTELPRO, the FBI’s so-called “Counter Intelligence Program” initiated under J. Edgar Hoover, which was actually aimed at infiltrating, dividing and destroying all progressive movements in the U.S.


EGYPT: In Mina’s death, some see spark for a second revolution
The death has given a name and a face to what activists describe as the second wind of a revolution. The target is the country’s military leadership, which assumed power after Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down and, in the ensuing months, has resorted to many of the loathed tactics of the police state Egyptians are trying to dismantle.

GREECE: Greece forces garbage crews back to work using emergency powers as protests escalate
Socialist Prime Minister George Papandreou issued the civil mobilization orders, generally used for national emergencies and rarely required to solve labor disputes, as the country braced for the protests to culminate in a general strike on Wednesday and Thursday. The general strike is expected to ground all flights and halt most public services, and unions plan to disrupt a vote in parliament Thursday to pass the toughest austerity measures since Greece’s financial crisis began two years ago.

PALESTINE: “I was 1-day-old when my father was jailed”
The harrowing story of a young man who has never been able to get to know his imprisoned father. Hopefully, the release of more than 1,000 Palestinian detainees will change this situation. Shahd Abusalama writes from Gaza City.


The Occupy Movement’s Common Thread Is Anger
“Everyone is here for very separate reasons, and that’s one of the reasons that this movement works.”

Danny Glover to “Occupy” protests: “You represent Troy Davis” | The Raw Story
“Remember, you represent the 16.5 million people of those unemployed. You represent the 88 percent of workers who are not represented by a union. You represent the homeless men and women. You represent those who’ve been dispossessed. You represent those brothers in jail who were on strike, you represent them. You represent Troy Davis.”

When workers occupied
By the end of 1937, nearly a half-million workers all over the United States had taken part in a sit-down strike. The number of all strikes more than doubled between 1936 and 1937, from 2,172 to 4,740, involving nearly 2 million workers overall.

2011 and the spectre of revolution
The Occupy Wall Street movement — which consciously drew inspiration from Tahrir and the square occupations in Europe — is of course still a very long way from being a mass revolutionary movement. But Occupy Wall Street, and the extraordinary number of “Occupy” actions that took place around the world on October 15, have galvanised hundreds of thousands of people around the idea that there is something fundamentally wrong with the society we live in — that truly radical change is necessary.


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.

NEW: Cell Phone Guide for Occupy Wall Street Protesters (and Everyone Else)
Protesters of all political persuasions are increasingly documenting their protests — and encounters with the police — using electronic devices like cameras and cell phones. The following tips apply to protesters in the United States who are concerned about protecting their electronic devices when questioned, detained, or arrested by police. These are general guidelines; individuals with specific concerns should talk to an attorney.

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

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.

We Are the 99 Percent
Brought to you by the people who occupy wall street. Why will YOU occupy?





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