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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


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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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%.


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

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!


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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.”

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.

SUDAN: Students Stage Anti-Government Protest
‎”They were chanting ‘people are hungry’ and ‘people want the overthrow of the government.”


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.

The Real Cost Of U.S. In Libya? Two Billion Dollars Per Day. – Forbes

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.


OccupyStream – All Occupy Wall Street Streams and IRC – Live Revolution

Occupy Together

Welcometo 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?

Reports of Occupy everywhere

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

The resistance continues at Liberty Square and Nationwide!

Donate Money to #occupywallstreet

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

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.

Occupy Wall St.: Immediate Needs

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