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October 24, 2011

2011.10.24: 10.23 OWS Report: We Shall Not Be Moved

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 9:28 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: 10.23 OWS Report: We Shall Not Be Moved

NYC Labor Against the War
10.23 Occupy Wall Street Report:

We Shall Not Be Moved

Occupy  Melbourne
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‘So we’re not going to shut up. Not when 10 percent of the world’s population controls 85 percent of the wealth. Not when those who launch wars that kill hundreds of thousands are lauded, while those who stand up for human rights are vilified. And we’re not going to put up. Not while 1 billion go hungry everyday. Not while CEO salaries continue to rise. Not while our unions are continually attacked. This is our world. We intend to continue to reclaim it, and we will continue to encourage others to join us in the process.’
http://www.sa.org.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=7107%3Aregrouping-the-occupy-movement&Itemid=603
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 OWS-NYC: UPDATE 

E-Commerce News: Communications: OWS Protesters Join Verizon Workers in March Against Corporate Gree
Verizon does have reason to worry. Occupy Wall Street has captured the imaginations of many, and media interest is high. The movement has spread to major cities around the world. Any cause that succeeds in linking itself to OWS’ wagon gains a ready-made audience. Even with its aggressive marketing and PR department, Verizon could find itself hard-pressed to put a favorable spin on such a turn of events.
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/OWS-Protesters-Join-Verizon-Workers-in-March-Against-Corporate-Greed-73570.html

Occupy Wall Street protests ‘police brutality’ | The Raw Story
About 500 people, including activists from the Occupy Wall Street movement, marched through New York on Saturday in protest at police abuses.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/10/22/occupy-wall-street-protests-police-brutality/

 BEYOND OWS: DEFYING POLICE ATTACKS 

Wall Street’s second occupation, by police
The Wall Street Occupiers are under constant police surveillance, acting as a metaphor for post 9/11 America.
http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/10/2011101816148884801.html

Police brutality charges sweep across the US
From Naomi Wolf’s arrest in New York to shootings in Tucson and Florida, forces face allegations of abuse of power.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/22/police-brutality-charges-us

Occupy Chicago: At Least 100 Arrests in City Park
Police began taking people into custody just before 1 a.m. Sunday, first taking people away one by one and then in groups to vans and two large white buses. Some waiting to be arrested shouted to police: “Take me next! Take me next!” Others chanted: “We’ll be back!”
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/occupy-chicago-100-arrests-city-park-14795434#.TqPMZZWeGHs.facebook

National Nurses United: Nurses Condemn Chicago Mayor Emmanuel for Arrest of Nurses, Medical Aid Volunteers at Occupy Chicago
Instead of showing off for world leaders, and paying allegiance to protecting the economic interests of the top 1 percent, Mayor Emmanuel should stop, and start representing the 99 percent, the people for whom the occupy movement has become a clear voice.
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/national-nurses-united-nurses-condemn-chicago-mayor-emmanuel-for-arrest-of-nurses-medical-aid-volunteers-at-occupy-chicago-132409463.html

Occupy Oakland shuts streets, defy eviction order
“We’re not leaving,” said a 30-year-old bartender who identified himself only as Jabar. He has been at the camp almost every day and vowed, “We are not going to just walk away.”
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2011%2F10%2F22%2FMNUU1LL5KR.DTL

 BEYOND OWS: INTERNATIONAL 

AUSTRALIA: Regrouping the Occupy movement
So we’re not going to shut up. Not when 10 percent of the world’s population controls 85 percent of the wealth. Not when those who launch wars that kill hundreds of thousands are lauded, while those who stand up for human rights are vilified. And we’re not going to put up. Not while 1 billion go hungry everyday. Not while CEO salaries continue to rise. Not while our unions are continually attacked. This is our world. We intend to continue to reclaim it, and we will continue to encourage others to join us in the process.
http://www.sa.org.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=7107%3Aregrouping-the-occupy-movement&Itemid=603

BAHRAIN: US suspends Bahrain arms deal ahead of probe
State department will consider results of ‘rights abuses’ inquiry in Bahrain before sealing $53m arms deal with kingdom.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/10/201110195135134310.html

GREECE: Greece on the Brink of Emergency: A Matter of Days
This is a call for people in Europe, and other parts of the world, to watch closely the developments in Greece, and to be ready for the next stages in the development of this political crisis, which soon spread, in all probability first to other parts of Southern Europe, and later to the European Union as a whole. The political crisis in Greece has taken approximately two years to reach its climax, and this time frame is likely to be greatly reduced in other countries as the European and global crisis accelerates. There is no time to loose.
http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/561.php

PALESTINE: An Open Letter from Palestinian Students to Their Peers in Europe: “Time Now to Boycott Israeli Apartheid on University Campuses”
Each university that boycotts, divests and sanctions from Israel’s apartheid regime is standing on the right side of history, just as students played a huge role in boycotting South Africa’s ugly and similarly racist apartheid regime until it fell in 1994.
http://www.bdsmovement.net/2011/an-open-letter-from-palestinian-students-to-their-peers-in-europe-8228#.TqSPSHGnrs0

TUNISIA: Tunisians go to polls haunted by ghosts of the old regime
On the street Tunisians, fiercely proud of their uprising which launched the Arab spring, warned that the most pressing issue was safeguarding their “unfinished revolution”. Lawyers complain that police brutality and torture continues in the small Maghreb country, which under Ben Ali was notorious for the most pervasive secret police in the region.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/23/tunisia-elections-haunted-by-ben-ali-regime

YEMEN: Yemen Mosque Becomes E.R. for Protesters
‘“I have seen people with half a body, half a head,” he said. “What can we do? We cry.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/world/middleeast/yemen-mosque-becomes-emergency-room-for-protesters.html?ref=world

U.K.: Second Occupy London camp forms at Finsbury Square
Protesters call ‘general assembly’ at site in Moorgate and declare it a second occupation after St Paul’s.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/oct/22/second-occupy-london-finsbury-square


 CONTEXT & ANALYSIS 

Occupy Tells MoveOn, ‘Don’t Co-Opt Us!’
“The problem is when political parties co-opt a movement like this and incorporate it into the system, it loses its effectiveness,” said Jason Ozolins, 28, an Occupy Oakland protester who has been camping out at Occupy Oakland and was at the MoveOn demonstration. “MoveOn seems to be trying to take the Occupy Movement and turn it into a get-out-the-vote for Obama in 2012.”
http://www.baycitizen.org/occupy-movement/story/occupy-oakland-tells-moveon/

Million Worker March Supports Occupy Wall Street
We must be mindful of attempts to co-opt this movement. Let us not forget the action of the Democratic Party and it surrogates within AFL-CIO to pressure Wisconsin unions not to initiate any General Strike actions in opposition to Governor Scott Walker’s plans to eliminate collective bargaining for State workers. Wisconsin workers were limited to circulating petitions to recall targeted State republican elected officials. This took away labor’s only real power, the ability to withhold its labor in defense of collective bargaining.
http://www.occupyoakland.org/pics-vids/endorsements/

Whiteness and the 99% | Bring the Ruckus
The key obstacle to building the 99% is left colorblindness, and the key to overcoming it is to put the struggles of communities of color at the center of this movement.
http://www.bringtheruckus.org/?q=node%2F146

A Diverse New York City? In Some Ways, Anything But
‎In many neighborhoods, the city’s heralded diversity hardly manifests itself at all. Earlier this year, the US 2010 research project directed by John Logan, a Brown University sociologist, ranked the 50 American cities with the largest black populations in terms of how segregated blacks and whites were. New York was ranked the third-most segregated city, behind Detroit and Milwaukee.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/nyregion/a-diverse-new-york-city-in-some-ways-anything-but.html?_r=1&hp

WikiLeaks cables and the Iraq War
Yet another accomplishment for the leaker of the cables: preventing an agreement to keep troops in Iraq.
http://www.salon.com/2011/10/23/wikileaks_cables_and_the_iraq_war/

The killing of Awlaki’s 16-year-old son
Literally, the U.S. government is just continuously killing people in multiple countries around the world. Who else does that? Nobody — certainly nowhere near on this scale.
http://www.salon.com/2011/10/20/the_killing_of_awlakis_16_year_old_son/singleton/

 OWS-NYC: CALENDAR 

Sun., 10.22: Occupy the Bronx
On October 22nd, HISTORY in the Bronx continues to be made. “Occupy The Bronx” will hold a peaceful demonstration, representing the 99% of humanity. There are numerous causes being fought for, all spearheaded by a single principle…THE PEOPLE’s VOICE MUST BE HEARD. October 22nd, we will gather again at Fordham Plaza.
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=231920386862671

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/

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
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