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November 1, 2011

2011.11.01: 10.31 OWS Report: Stand With Oakland

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 8:29 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: 10.31 OWS Report: Stand With Oakland

Note: Includes schedule for day of action in solidarity with Occupy Oakland.

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NYC Labor Against the War
10.31 Occupy Wall Street Report:
Stand With Oakland

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‘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.’
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 OAKLAND: NOV. 2 GENERAL STRIKE 

List of Endorsements for the Nov 2 General Strike
Here is a continually updated list of endorsements and support statements.
http://www.occupyoakland.org/2011/10/list-of-endorsements/

Occupy Oakland plans general strike
The strike has received support from local labor leaders and union members. Unions had yet voted to officially support the strike but organizers said they expect a high level of participation, the Tribune reported.
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/10/31/Occupy-Oakland-plans-general-strike/UPI-34351320049800/?spt=hs&or=tn

Occupy Oakland, city brace for general strike
City officials and department heads are Advertisement working on logistical plans for Wednesday’s strike, which some have estimated could involve 10,000 people, including members of the SEIU, the city’s largest labor union, as well as several other labor groups.  The protesters also plan to disrupt the night shift at the Port of Oakland.’
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_19231759

Oakland Education Association
OEA Executive Board endorsed Occupy Oakland’s November 2 “General Strike/Mass Day of Action.”
https://sites.google.com/a/oaklandea.org/oea/

Unions standing in solidarity with Occupy Oakland’s Nov. 2 Day of Action
The Alameda Labor Council and California Labor Federation are standing in solidarity with Occupy Oakland’s Nov. 2 Day of Action. In a message to activists, Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Josie Camacho says working families are, “inspired by the spirit of the fight against Wall Street.”
http://blog.aflcio.org/2011/10/31/unions-stand-with-occupy-movement-in-oakland-and-nationwide/

 SOLDIERS IN REVOLT 

Occupy Oakland: Scott Olsen gives ‘thumbs-up’ to messages of support
Scott Olsen, the Iraq war veteran injured during police attempts to clear Occupy Oakland on Tuesday, has given a sign of appreciation for the wave of goodwill shown by fellow protesters across the US.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/31/occupy-oakland-scott-olsen-thumbs-up

Occupy Veterans Movement Growing
Two of the highest-profile protesters — each from opposite ends of the country — had served in wars. Last week, the world watched as bleeding, dazed 24-year-old Marine Scott Olsen was carried away by fellow protesters after he was struck in the head by an object apparently fired by an Oakland police officer. And before that, Marine Sgt. Shamar Thomas was captured on video confronting a group of New York police officers he said had been too rough with protesters.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/occupy-veterans-movement-growing/story?id=14848003

Marine, Navy, Army and Airforce Vets and Police Vow to Protect Innocent Protesters
As of today, OccupyMarines, Occupy Police, Occupy Navy, Occupy Airforce, and Occupy Army have formed to protect the people against police brutality.
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/10/marine-navy-army-and-airforce-vets-and-police-vow-to-protect-innocent-protesters.html

The Military Law Task Force » Blog Archive » Legal support for servicemembers, reservists and vets
Legal support for servicemembers, reservists and veterans participating in Occupy Wall Street actions.
http://nlgmltf.org/library/legal-support-for-servicemembers-reservists-and-veterans-participating-in-occupy-wall-street-actions/

 STAND WITH OAKLAND: 11.2 NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION 

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 november2endorse@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=175965405823878
http://workersoccupy.tumblr.com/post/12062354461/november-2nd-national-day-of-action-in-solidarity-with

Coming up on Wednesday: we’re marching in New York in solidarity with Occupy Oakland General Assembly call to action
4PM – Student Convergence at Washington Square Park
5PM – Gathering at Liberty Plaza
6PM – March
Hope to see you there.
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=175965405823878

 OWS-NYC CALENDAR 

Tues, Nov. 1: STOP “Stop and Frisk” Goes to Brooklyn
Shut down 73rd Precinct in Brownsville.
http://nov1action.org/

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 november2endorse@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=175965405823878
http://workersoccupy.tumblr.com/post/12062354461/november-2nd-national-day-of-action-in-solidarity-with

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!
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181427261941952

 OCCUPY U.S. 

Occupy protesters are arrested in Texas and Oregon
Dozens of anti-greed protesters were arrested Sunday in Texas, where they clashed with police over food tables, and in Oregon, where officers dragged them out of a park in an affluent neighborhood.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-occupy-arrests-20111031,0,4578477.story

ATLANTA: Occupy Atlanta Group criticizes mayor, vows to remain here
Members of the Occupy Atlanta movement, sympathizers of the much publicized Occupy Wall Street movement, on Saturday criticized Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s actions that removed the protest group’s overnight encampments from downtown Atlanta’s Woodruff Park earlier this week.
http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/occupy-atlanta-group-criticizes-1212652.html

D.C.: March: Verizon Workers are the 99%
Occupy Wall Street supports our struggle — they have joined our info picket lines and leafleted at VZ Wireless stores. They are heeding our call not to upgrade to Apple’s iPhone4S on Verizon’s network until Verizon and Verizon Wireless stop trying to downgrade our jobs.
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=285286131492362

MADISON: Wisconsinites march for Scott Olsen and the protesters of Occupy Oakland
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4uvhi4Vujk&feature=share&fb_source=message

NASHVILLE: State Concedes Defeat For Now in Occupy Nashville Battle; Judge Bans More Arrests
‘In a surprise victory for Occupy Nashville today, the state of Tennessee declined to defend the governor’s crackdown on protesters at Legislative Plaza and accepted a court order banning more arrests—at least for now. Federal Judge Aleta Trauger said she’d already decided to issue her temporary restraining order anyway, even if the state opposed it.
http://www.nashvillescene.com/pitw/archives/2011/10/31/state-concedes-defeat-in-occupy-nashville-battle-judge-bans-more-arrests

RICHMOND: Police use bulldozers to break up Occupy Richmond
Virginia State Police brought in bulldozers at about 1 a.m. Monday morning to clear out an encampment of Occupy Richmond protesters.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/10/31/police-use-bulldozers-to-break-up-occupy-richmond/

ROCHESTER: Labor federation president condemns Occupy Rochester arrests
“We demand in the strongest possible terms that Mayor Richards reverse his directive and order his troops to stand down,” Bertolone’s statement continued. “Local ordinances for the public’s property, such as trespassing or parade permit laws, cannot be allowed to deny the rights of of Americans to peaceably exercise their first amendment rights.”
http://www.brightonpittsfordpost.com/latestnews/x1535089010/Labor-federation-president-condemns-Occupy-Rochester-arrests

SAN FRANCISCO: 1000 Americans Spell Out “TAX THE 1%” on San Francisco Beach
Over 1000 Americans laid their bodies down on a San Francisco beach to spell out “TAX THE 1%.” The latest protest since occupy Wall Street.
http://www.humanbannersf.com/tax-the-1-percent/

SAN DIEGO: Occupy San Diego Holds Freedom Plaza
In spite of the 51 arrests early Friday morning, Occupy San Diego managed to hold the Civic Center Plaza, what some young people are calling ‘Freedom Plaza,” through the night and into Saturday morning.
http://obrag.org/?p=48071

SEATTLE: Teachers join the Occupy Seattle movement
The teachers’ union decided to endorse Occupy Seattle’s decision to camp at Seattle Central after Governor Gregoire announced additional 15 percent cut to the community college budget. “We`re seeing public schools being turned into charter schools,“ Rutzick said. “We are seeing funding taken away from education, and it`s time to start reinvesting in our kids, In our schools.”
http://www.myfoxspokane.com/news/kcpq-teachers-join-the-occupy-seattle-movement-20111029,0,2209888.story

 BEYOND OWS: INTERNATIONAL 

AFGHANSTAN: U.S. had advance warning of abuse at Afghan prisons, officials say
Despite the warnings, the United States continued to transfer detainees to Afghan intelligence service custody, the officials said. Even as other countries stopped handing over detainees to problematic facilities, the U.S. government did not.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/us-had-advance-warning-of-abuse-at-afghan-prisons-officials-say/2011/10/21/gIQA7Dg2VM_story.html

EGYPT: Lauren Unger-Geoffroy: Dispatches From Cairo: Torture in Post-Mubarak Egypt – Truthdig
Egyptians sympathize with and are supportive of all people seeking freedom from corruption and injustice. They are heartbroken for Syria’s torment, they worry about Yemen and Morocco, hope things will be OK in Libya. Also, their hearts are with the Occupy protests in the United States.
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/dispatches_from_cairo_torture_in_post-mubarak_egypt_20111030/

PAKISTAN: Occupy Lahore rally
The Occupy Lahore: Anti-Capitalist camp opened on Saturday with over 800 people from different social movements and trade unions across Lahore and Punjab.
http://www.youtube.com/embed/XznyJyrqCf0?hl=en&fs=1

PALESTINE: Israel’s cruel practice of isolation of prisoners should be banned
‎Recently released political prisoner Aweidah Kollab suffers mental and physical effects of 24 years in Israeli prison, 12 of them in solitary confinement.
http://electronicintifada.net/blog/adri-nieuwhof/israels-cruel-practice-isolation-prisoners-should-be-banned#.Tq8j3XGAHNU

 GENERAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES 

OccupyStream – All Occupy Wall Street Streams and IRC – Live Revolution
http://www.occupystream.com/

Occupy Together
Welcometo 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/

Reports of Occupy everywhere
socialistworker.org/2011/10/25/reports-of-occupy-everywhere

Legal
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
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 #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.
http://pococcupywallstreet.tumblr.com/

Occupy Wall St.: Immediate Needs
https://www.facebook.com/OccupyWallSt/posts/213285578739214

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