(4 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
and up-to-date OWS Basic Info is HERE
PARTICIPATE: Locate Occupy Events in YOUR area–WORLDWIDE!!
**PARTICIPATE TODAY: Occupy Against Big Food
Saturday Oct 29, 1:00PM – Zuccotti Park
PARTICIPATE SUNDAY OCT 30: Climate Justice Day
Sunday Oct 30, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Liberty Plaza; Throughout Liberty Plaza and beyond
**PARTICIPATE WEDNESDAY NOV 2: GENERAL STRIKE & MASS DAY OF ACTION
NO WORK – NO SCHOOL – NO SHOPPING
PARTICIPATE NOV 25 (& throughout the holiday season): OCCUPY BLACK FRIDAY
Let’s take a day that is all about consumption and make it our own, and let’s make it loud and clear that we will not support the corporations that destroyed our economy and undermined our Republic.Instead of a “Buy Nothing Day” we’ll have a “Buy Local Day.” Instead of buying a bunch of useless crap, let’s instead go out and help the poor. Volunteer at soup kitchens and host toy drives and do the other charitable things that the government refuses to do. A season of giving instead of a season of buying.
***Can’t get to an Occupy?? HERE are things you CAN do!***
TURN ON LIVE STREAM: open a tab for Live Stream- Global Revolution
VOTE FOR A BILLBOARD #OCCUPYTOGETHER #OCCUPYWALLST BILLBOARD
An outdoor billboard in New York, NY 20,000+ VOTES = 1 FREE GIGANTIC BILLBOARD.
PARTICIPATE TODAY: Occupy The BoardRoom
The 1% have addresses. The 99% have messages.
PARTICIPATE TODAY: Occupy Their Mailboxes The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword
PARTICIPATE BEFORE NOV.5 Operation Cash Back
PARTICIPATE WHEN YOU SHOP Sustainable Connections
(see their other Sustainable Programs also)
***SIGN PETITION: ACLU: Stop excessive police force in Oakland
Tear Gas. Rubber Bullets. Bean Bag Guns. Flash Grenades.
Reports keep coming in of extreme force by Oakland Police in dealing with Occupy demonstrations. As tensions rise in the Occupy movements in Oakland and around the state and the nation, we need to let police departments know that excessive force is not acceptable.
What happened in Oakland impacts all of us
Read more about it HERE
***SIGN PETITION: Democracy In Action: People of faith say no to attacks on Occupy Wall Street
As people of faith, we condemn all violence and repression targeting the Occupy Wall Street movement. In communities across America, occupiers are providing a peaceful witness against corporate greed and economic injustice. We call on local authorities to respect their freedom of expression.
(for more info on these & many others go HERE & look under “Petitions”)
Occupy Together Meetups
in 2214 cities as of 10.28.11 at 10am EDT
is creating has created a Worldwide Occupy Directory!
Searchable. Lists Occupation Name, State/Country, City, Website or Twitter
Please make sure YOUR Occupy Group is listed!
***NEW SITE: The OCCUPIED Wall Street Journal
Are You with an Occupy Event? Make sure YOUR General Assembly sees this:
*Recognition of Oppression Across Occupations – ‘An injury to one is an injury to all’
Occupy Together is working with Take the Square to build HowToOccupy/HowToCamp
Designed in order to promote the methods, techniques and knowledges on taking the square. We want to establish a global network which is able to offer to global public the necessary tools of rising up. We are in the beginning and our project will depend of everybody. We plan to install more features to this platform soon, as we develop and unite. Be welcome, let’s make it together!
please excuse any repeated listings.
AROUND THE COUNTRY ***OAKLAND***
Nation of Change: John Nichols: How the Wounding of a Vet Who Dared to Dissent Has Stirred More Dissent (10.28.11)
“In cities across the United States and around the world, ‘We Are Scott Olsen’ vigils, rallies and marches were held.”
PoliticusUSA: Ray Medeiros: The Right Launches A Smear Campaign Against Occupy Oakland’s Scott Olsen (10.28.11)
The Gateway Pundit is the go to site for the extreme ideological right wing. It also has the journalistic integrity of North Korea.
Nation of Change: Bruce Paul: Liberate Oakland General Strike and Mass Day of Action (10.28.11)
“1607 people voted. 1484 voted in favor of the resolution, 77 abstained and 46 voted against it, passing the proposal at 96.9%. The General Assembly operates on a modified consensus process that passes proposals with 90% in favor and with abstaining votes removed from the final count.”
Guardian: Andrew Gumbel in Oakland, Adam Gabbatt and Ewen MacAskill: Occupy Oakland protester Scott Olsen to undergo brain surgery (10.27.11)
Olsen’s condition upgraded from serious to fair after an incident that has prompted calls for Oakland mayor’s resignation
Guardian: Angela Woodall: Occupy policing blunder opens rifts in Oakland city hall (10.27.11)
Fallout from Tuesday’s heavyhanded police operation against Occupy Oakland may cost both mayor and police chief their jobs
*InTheseTimes: David Moberg: Working America Nurtures Working Class Support for ‘Occupy’ Aims (10.28.11)
Every week organizers from the AFL-CIO’s community affiliate-the 3-million member Working America-knock on doors of about 20,000 households, most of them in predominately white, working-class suburbs. The people the canvassers meet are not the sort most likely to join an Occupy Wall Street encampment in their home city. But according to Working America Executive Director Karen Nussbaum, they have been quite sympathetic to the message of the protesters
(h/t timbuk3… & OMG. if you don’t read anything else today READ THIS)
TheAwl: Lili Loofbourow: The Livestream Ended: How I Got Off My Computer And Onto The Street At Occupy Oakland (10.28.11)
MLive: Garrett Ellison: Would Jesus Occupy? Fountain Street Church says yes and backs movement heartily (10.28.11)
If Jesus were here today, would he be among those hoisting a sign as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement? The Rev. Fred Wooden thinks so.
AlterNet: Erika Eichelberger: Occupy Wall Street Doctors: MDs for Social Justice Join Protest In Liberty Square(10.27.11)
“Health care is a human right,” say progressive doctors fighting for social change.
BBC: ‘Unequal’ US sees Occupy Wall Street clashes (10.27.11)
Income inequality in the US has sharply increased in recent decades, a bipartisan analysis has revealed.
RawStory: ‘Anonymous’ vows to ‘destroy’ Fox News website on Nov. 5th (10.26.11)
“Remember, remember the 5th of November
Reuters: John Wasik: Five ways income inequality happened, and will continue (10.28.11)
As if on cue for an Occupy Wall Street commercial, the latest Congressional Budget Office report highlighted the large crevasse between the upper 1 percent of U.S. households and the rest of us.
Nation of Change: Richard Eskow: The Rich Keep Getting Richer (10.28.11)
“The clip of a conversation which provides even more data on the explosion of wealth at the very top of the scale, the injustices driving Occupy Wall Street, and where we go from here.”
Nation of Change: Robert Scheer: Thirty Years of Unleashed Greed (10.28.11)
“Those three decades of rampant upper-crust greed unleashed by the Reagan Revolution of the 1980s will be well marked by future historians recording the death of the American dream.”
OccupySydney: Atlantic Wire: Banks Are Pretty Worried About Tomorrow’s Occupy Wall Street March (10.27.11)
Major banks — located not on Wall Street but in midtown Manhattan — are worried about a planned Occupy Wall Street march to their headquarters tomorrow.
EnergyBulletin: Chip Ward: Occupy Earth: nature is the 99%, too
Someone Got Rich and Someone Got Sick
Antemedius: Tom Engelhardt (10.28.1)
Nation Of Change: Jim Lobe: New Inequality Data Likely to Boost “Occupy” Movement(10.27.11)
“The sense that most of us have been ignored by those in charge of economic policy is totally justified,” said EPI economist and co- author of the report, Josh Bivens. “And I think it is what is driving the energy of the Occupy Wall Street campaign.”
Nation Of Change: Bank Transfer Day – A Guide to Closing Your Account (10.27.11)
“Bank Transfer Day is gaining some serious steam. Although it’s not technically affiliated with Occupy, it’s being embraced by the movement and is the first specific call to action since the Occupy protests began.”
AROUND THE WORLD ***OCCUPY LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE***
BBC: St Paul’s protest: Canon Chancellor Giles Fraser quits (10.27.11)
The Church of England should do nothing which could “lead to violence” against anti-capitalism protesters, the canon chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral has said after resigning from his post
Guardian: LIVE BLOG of OCCUPY LSX(10.27.11)
Guardian: Alan Rusbridger: Canon of St Paul’s: church cannot answer peaceful protest with violence(10.27.11)
In his first interview since his resignation, the Reverend Giles Fraser says he was unable to reconcile his conscience with the breakup of the Occupy London camp
OccupyAukland: First Issue of THE PEOPLEs RAG (**PDF**)
Guardian: Euro bailout – an animated explanation (10.28.11)
Are you confused about what the Euro bailout actually is? So were we! Tom Meltzer tries to explain with the help of his animated friends
*NYT Opinion: What the Costumes Reveal (10.29.11)
“I can’t tell you how people dressed for this year’s party, but I can tell you about last year’s. In an e-mail, she said that she wanted me to see them because they showed an appalling lack of compassion toward the homeowners – invariably poor and down on their luck – that the Baum firm had brought foreclosure proceedings against.”
(these next 3 are vaguely related & scare the Fawke out of me)
Seattle Times: Colleen Long: Kelly: NYPD wouldn’t decide on own to shoot plane (10.28.11)
In his first remarks about an attention-grabbing claim that police had the means to shoot down a terrorist plane, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Wednesday that the department could arm helicopters with .50-caliber guns to fire at small aircraft, not a commercial airliner
SeattleTimes: Samantha Gross: NYC officials want more oversight over NYPD spying
Some New York City officials say they need more control over the New York Police Department after being left in the dark about programs that subjected entire Muslim neighborhoods to surveillance and scrutiny
Seattle Times: Tom Hays & Colleen Long: NYPD corruption indictments to be unsealed (1027.11)
An indictment charging 16 New York City police officers and five others will be unsealed Friday, following a lengthy investigation into allegations of police corruption that stemmed from a low-profile wiretap of one officer suspected of having ties to a drug dealer, prosecutors and people familiar with the case said.
Nation of Change: Travis Waldron: House GOPs Job Creating Spending Cuts Destryed 370,000 Jobs (10.28.11)
“Crunched by the recession and budget cuts, state and local governments shed more than 200,000 jobs in 2010 alone.”
@OccupySaltLake Occupy Salt Lake
Does anyone remember that when a company was too big too fail it was called a monopoly an broken up by the government? What happened?
40 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone (10.29.11 12:07pmEDT)
@WeOccupyAmerica We Occupy America
RT @der_bluthund “The CIA owns everyone of significance in the major media” Former CIA Director William Colby
32 minutes ago via Progressive Action (10.29.11 noon EDT)
@MCHammer MC HAMMER
You knew this would happen. You cannot eliminate the middle class and expect quiet resolution. #occupyoakland
26 Oct via Twitter for iPhone
@SenatorSanders Bernie Sanders
Exxon made $19 billion in profits in 2009, paid no federal income taxes and received a $156 million rebate from the IRS. #ows #occupy
@kgosztola Kevin Gosztola
When media calls what is happening w/ @occupyoakland “riots,” remember this is city’s & OPD’s fault. Things were peaceful up to now. #OWS
25 Oct via web
Occupy Spain: Send messages of support to Scott Olsen or Olson 1411 East 31st Street Oakland, CA 94602 (Served many tours in IRAQ. In surgery now because he was shot in the head with a rubber bullet, by the Oakland PD)
46 minutes ago (10.27.11 10:15pmEDT)
Za Rizi: solidarity from northern malaysia
42 minutes ago · (10.27.11 10:19pmEDT)
@OccupyRaleigh Occupy Raleigh
The @NCDOA tweeted this release at 1pm, giving protesters exactly 2 hours to comply or be arrested. LINK #ows #occupyraleigh
9 minutes ago via TweetDeck
@blogdiva Liza Sabater
<333 RT @OpWallStreet: #OccupyAlabama #OWS : OccupyNashville: For Second Time, Judge Dismisses Charges Against Arrested Occupiers
19 minutes ago via TweetDeck (10.29.11 12:40pmEDT)
@billhobbs Bill Hobbs
If Tennessee can spare 72 troopers to hassle #OccupyNashville, we either have very low crime in TN, or too many troopers on the payroll.
55 minutes ago via web (10.29.11 11:30amEDT)
@OccupyNashville Occupy Nashville
The arrest have started!
17 minutes ago via Facebook (10.29.11 1:31am EDT)
#OccupyBangor needs your help! They are being threatened with eviction at 10pm tonight. http://t.co/XuSQ6G2S #occupymaine #occupyaugusta
1 hour ago via web (10.29.11 11:30amEDT)
OCCUPY BANGOR NEEDS HELP
March now on Nicollet! livestream.com/occupymn
2 minutes ago (10.29.11 1:05pmEDT)
***OCCUPY LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE***
RT @debzybee A Rabbi, priests, anarchists and even a nun…! @OccupyLSX sermon on the steps displaying some seriously impressive diversity!
19 minutes ago via Plume (10.29.11 12:45pmEDT)
@timeoutcorner Andrew McInnes
Remember, remember, the 5th of November, Mortgage fraud, treason, & plot. I see no reason why mortgage fraud, treason, Should ever be forgot
11 hours ago via TweetDeck (10.29.11 12:10amEDT)
@kgosztola Kevin Gosztola
#OWS is not going to get in the business of helping two major US political parties further rig system. They aren’t a #GOTV movement.
9 minutes ago via web (10.16.11 7:51pmEDT)
OccupyEarth Occupy Earth
We #OccupyEarth and we claim the right to protect our land from unsustainable interests. #globalchange #tomalacalle15o #Oct15 #takewallst
2 minutes ago (10.12.11 appx 9:45pm EDT)
We’re not the left. We’re not the right. We are the bottom and we’re coming up. #ows #occupychi #occupypeoria #occupyamerica #occupyearth
8 Oct via web (9:45amEDT)
OccupyWallSt Occupy Wall Street
Organizations and politicians are supporting us but they are not sponsoring us #ows
about 3 hours ago (10.08.11 appx 8:20am EDT)
To those who are worried about #OWS becoming co-opted by partisan politics, DONT WORRY. #OccupyWallStreet by design cant be controlled.
9 hours ago (10.06.11 appx 2am EDT)
***OCCUPY OAKLAND*** ***OCCUPY LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE***
*Free Hugs Action Team
A Message to All Police Officers From
Occupy Wall StreetMike Ruppert
Danny Glover is Brilliant!
OWS updates from Young Turks
CBS LosAngeles: Protesters Start Occupy Police Movement To Shed Light On Brutality
The Occupy Wall Street Movement allied themselves with a group speaking out about police brutality. Suzie Suh reports.
RT: Economic Hitman reveals shocking truths about the Government
Economist and writer John Perkins was deeply involved in Washington’s economic schemes to create a global empire. Now he tells RT what’s come out of it – and who really controls the world’s biggest economy.
A Joke Among Dissidents
Slavoj Zizek tells a joke about Soviet Russia and how critical Leftists should act.