Occupy Wall Street Friday 10.14.11

(4 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

Global Revolution October 15th

find your square & OCCUPY!

For more Info, previous editions in this series can be found HERE

**NOTE: Updates will be done at the TOP of each section & have an asterisk**

The Occupation WINS!!

MoveOn Emergency Petition UPDATE 10.13.11 10:45pmEDT

Tonight I went to Occupy Wall Street to deliver the signatures of more than 240,000 people-including you-who signed our emergency petition asking Mayor Bloomberg not to evict the Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park tomorrow.

We held a huge press conference at the park with dozens of news outlets, and then hundreds people marched up Broadway to City Hall to deliver the petition.

When they found out Mayor Bloomberg was busy dining with the 1% a few blocks away at the ultra-luxurious Cipriani, the march continued to the doors of the restaurant.

It was a strong show of nationwide solidarity, numerous local elected officials joined our march to oppose Bloomberg’s decision, and MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell even featured the petition tonight. As of right now, however, Bloomberg’s order to clear Zuccotti Park still stands and we won’t know until tomorrow morning what he’s going to do.

But regardless of Mayor Bloomberg’s actions, the most important thing any of us can do is to make sure this movement keeps growing by supporting a local Occupy event in our town.

BREAKING: #OCCUPY WINS! Bloomberg backs down!

Huge news! This morning at 6 o’clock, MoveOn members, union members, community organizers and thousands of others gathered in Zuccotti Park to stand in solidarity with the people who are occupying Wall Street and to defend them from eviction by Mayor Bloomberg.

They were supported by hundreds of thousands of people from around the country like you who signed petitions and flooded the city with calls.

And they won!

We’ve got video of the scene as the announcement was read and, well, you’ve got to watch it.

Russell Simmons: ‘We’re Still Here’




On October 15th people from all over the world will take to the streets and squares, rising up to claim their rights and demand a true democracy, joining in a global non violent protest… UNITED for GLOBAL CHANGE

People of the world, rise up on October 15th! find YOUR square & OCCUPY!!

Occupy Their Mailboxes The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword

Mail… Real Mail makes an impact like nothing else does

if thousands do this in every district just imagine… the impact at congressional offices nation wide… the impact this will have on the post offices!

AND… this is something everyone can do!

Fawke-ing Brilliant!

ATTEND: Occupy Wall St. Benefit Show !

Saturday, October 22 at 6:30pm – October 23 at 2:00am

Gussy’s Bar & Grill  20-14 29th St  Queens, NY

PARTICIPATE: Locate Occupy Events in YOUR area–WORLDWIDE!!

TURN ON LIVE STREAM: open a tab for Live Stream- Global Revolution

SIGN PETITION: WE the People: petition the obama administration to: Make Bribing Politicians Illegal

SIGN PETITION: Change.org: NYC Mayor: Stand with Occupy Wall Street

SIGN PETITION: Change.org: Occupy Wall Street: Occupy Together

SIGN PETITION: AVAAZ: The World vs Wall Street

SIGN PETITION: Credo: Stand with Occupy Wall Street


SIGN PETITION: Eric Grieco: Tell Congress: We need jobs, not cuts!

(for more info see “Petitions” below)


(see more under “NEWSPAPER/MEDIA” below)

WEAR/DISPLAY 99%: CafePress store T-shirts!

SHARE A RIDE: Are you going to an Occupy event & have room in your car? Do you want to go but have no ride?

Carpool-to-Occupy is endorsing yRides (promoted by Occupy Together)


Occupy Together Meetups

in 1448 cities as of 10.13.11 at 10am EDT

Occupy Together is creating an Occupy Directory

Please make sure YOUR Occupy Group is listed!

First Declaration of the Occupation of New York City 09.29.11


Adbusters #OCCUPYWALLSTREET Page– Where the Occupy Movement started. Continually updated.

Occupy Wall Street Organization– The unofficial de facto online resource for the ongoing protests.  

Occupy Wall Street’s General Assembly– Updates on progress OWS Protest, lists of needed items, addresses to send them

Occupy Wall Street’s General Assembly Minutes

Occupy Together– Info on Occupy Actions in every area of the country…& the world!

Occupy the Nation, We ARE the 99%– event listings, live streams, news & updates, resources, event flyers

Occupy Colleges– Campuses nationwide joining in protest.

Links to US & WorldWide Occupation Events & Solidarity Accounts– event, email & twitter info


Occupy Wall St.    Occupy Together    Occupy Wall Street West    Occupy Colleges  Occupy The Hood

DKos: Directory of Facebook Occupy Event Pages

Occupy Auckland    Occupy Australia    Occupy Belfast    Occupy Birmingham UK    Occupy Britain    Occupy The British & Celtic Isles    Occupy Canada    Occupy< Cristchurch/a>    Occupy Deutschland    Occupy Dundee    Occupy Eidenburgh    Occupy Europe    Occupy Frankfurt    Occupy Glasgow    Occupy Greece- Athens    Occupy Central (Japan)    Occupy Liverpool    Occupy London Stock Exchange    Occupy Manchester    Occupy Melbourne    Occupy Mexico    Occupy Monaco    Occupy Namibia    Occupy The Netherlands    Occupy Newfoundland    Occupy North Georgia    Occupy Norwich    Occupy Nova Scotia    Occupy Perth WA    Occupy Peru    Occupy Philippines    Occupy Puerto Rico    Occupy Prague    Occupy Scotland    Occupy Sweden    Occupy Switzerland    Occupy Tokyo    Occupy Winnipeg    Occupy Worcester  

 Occupy Earth    



Demonstrator’s ManualPrint This Out, Carry It With You

Civil Disobedience Indexlessons in how to Participate in a Nonviolent Action All are pertinent to Occupying.

ACLU AffiliatesThere are in EVERY State and Puerto Rico & will handle requests for legal assistance.

Know Your RightsPrintable list to take with you/distribute to Protesters

*PDF* YOUR RIGHTs Printable Wallet Card from National Lawyers Guild

Civil Rights Lawyers by Locationfind one before you go, write down the name & number on your arm

(often all your belongings will be taken from you)

Occupy Wall Street NEWSPAPER, MEDIA

from We Occupy America: Occupation Times Newspaper!

** Issue#2 The Occupied Wall Street Journal


** Adbusters FREE downloadable POSTERS!!

** OccupyTogether FREE downloadable POSTERS!!

“The posters provided on this page are free for you to download, print, and hang up within your community, not only to promote local efforts, but the solidarity of all occupiers around the country. In fact, we highly encourage it…”

FREE downloadable files

These are promotional materials to help support the Occupy Wall Street Movement and are NOT FOR COMMERCIAL USE.

DONATE to: Occupy Wall Street Media and/or We Are The Other 99% Media Fund

This money will go towards the batteries for the cameras, the Live Streaming, food for these people who are volunteering their time to bring YOU the news as it unfolds


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Occupons Montreal/ Occupy Montreal  *  Occupy Vancouver  *  




Plutocracy Files Guardian’s Adam Gabbett TheNation’s Greg Mitchell DKos’ joanneleon

Dissenter- Kevin Gosztola

MOST UP-TO-DATE INFO/ARTICLEs (imho) check frequently, updated continually

Huffington Post OWS Section    The Guardian OWS Section    Aljazeera OWS Section    RawStory OWS Section    Teamster Nation OWS articles  

DocuDharma Live Stream & Links    DKos OWS Mothership    DKos OWS posts

DONATIONs (this is ONLY for Occupy Wall Street in NYC)


Virtual Address: Please indicate “Occupy wall street” in the memo line.

   Alliance for Global Justice

   1247 “E” Street, SE

   Washington, DC 20003

Or CALL at 202-544-9355 to make a telephone donation.

To Snail Mail ITEMs:

Please see the twitter-feed list of needs (scroll down a bit) You can also send MONEY ORDERS.


118 A Fulton St #205

NY NY 10038

To Send FOOD:

These wonderful restaurants will deliver to Zuccotti Liberty Park:

** Please try to focus on vegan and vegetarian options with some meat options.

Panini & Co 115 Broadway:;  Lemongrass Grill;  Tolache Taqueria

 Liberatos Pizza – order the “Occu-pie”

Please order vegan or non-meat pizzas 🙂

Other local business that deliver

HISTORY of Occupy Wall Street

Anonymous joins Occupy Wall Street (09.10.11) (video HERE)

Adbusters original call to Occupy Wall Street (07.13.11)

Time Line of Occupy Wall Street (wiki)


please excuse any repeated listings.


*Gothamist: Ben Yakkas: Old Man Bloomberg: Occupy Wall Street Should Stop Being Mean To Rich People (10.12.11)

(yeah, riiight! ~ria)

*NY Times: Paul Krugman: Rabbit-Hole Economics (10.14.11)

*Gothamist: Ben Yakas: 4 Arrested At Occupy Wall Street Chase Protest, Goldman Sachs Employees Told To Avoid Zuccotti Park (10.13.11)

*Gothamist: Ben Yakas: Videos: Tom Morello Rages Acoustically At Occupy Wall Street (10.13.11)

*Gothamist: Ben Yakkis: Photos: Al Gore Comes Out In Support Of Increasingly Popular Occupy Wall Street (10.13.11)

*Gothamist: John Del Signore: [UPDATE] Video: NYPD Scooter Runs Over National Lawyers Guild Legal Observer (10.14.11)

*Gothamist: Christopher Robbins: Nobel Prize-Winning Former President Of Poland To Visit Occupy Wall Street (10.12.11)

*Reuters: Michelle Nichols: Wall Street office cleaners join march for better jobs (10.12.11)

BBC News: Iran says Wall Street protests to topple US capitalism (10.12.11)

BBC News: Katty Kay: Occupy Wall Street: Grievances without violence(10.13.11)

“There is something endearing about a protester who camps out on Wall Street carrying a sign that reads “I love humanity, let’s figure this s**t out together”.”

BBC News: Mark Mardell: The start of something new? (10.13.11)

The Atlantic: Derek Thompson: Report: 25 Percent of Millionaires Pay Fewer Taxes Than the Middle Class (10.13.11)

(below are articles dealing with Zuccotti Park & clean-up))

*Photo: “Notice” given by strangers in suits w. #NYPD. NOT signed=IRRELEVANT

*Mother Jones: Josh Harkinson: Occupy Wall Street Faces Eviction Friday (Updated) Bloomberg Caves: Occupy Wall Street to Stay in Park (For Now) (10.13.11)

*Good: Ben Adler: Public Space, Private Rules: The Legal Netherworld of Occupy Wall Street (10.13.11)

*NYC Gov’t: Privately Owned Public Spaces MAP

*New York Law Journal: Christopher Dunn: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ and the First Amendment (10.05.11)

*Captal NY: Nancy Scola: Owners of the park at the center of the Occupy Wall Street protests are losing patience, but what can they do? (10.04.11)

*Untapped NY: monique zamir: Privately Owned Public Spaces and the Occupy Wall Street Protests (10.13.11)

*Salon: Justin Elliott: Zuccotti showdown set for early Friday morning – Park at the center of Occupy Wall Street will be cleared at 7 a.m. — but protesters won’t go willingly (10.13.11)

*Gothamist: Video: Bloomberg At Occupy Wall Street, Where Protesters Chant “GO TO HELL” (10.13.11)

*Washington Post: AP: Owner says it postponed NYC park cleanup due to requests from political leaders (10.14.11)

Wall Street Journal: Aaron Rutkoff:Cleanup Is Postponed in ‘Occupy’ Park (10.14.11)

ABC News: Eviction of Occupy Wall Street From NYC Park Postponed (minutes ago 10.14.11)

*Gothamist: John Del Signore: Protesters Refuse To Leave Zuccotti Park For Cleaning, Confrontation Looms(10.13.11)

*Salon: Justin Elliott: Zuccotti showdown set for early Friday morning – Park at the center of Occupy Wall Street will be cleared at 7 a.m. — but protesters won’t go willingly (10.13.11)

*Salon: Peter Finocchiaro: Civil liberties group takes shot at Bloomberg- NYCLU warns mayor, police against conducting mass arrests tomorrow in Zuccotti Park (10.13.11)

*Salon: Justin Elliott: Bloomberg sets up confrontation with occupiers- Mayor’s plan to have the NYPD clear protesters from Zuccotti Park for cleaning on Friday is met with skepticism

(below are repeats of The Best from yesterday))

The Economist: POLL: Do you support the Wall Street protests?

Wall Street Journal: Erica Orden: Zuccotti Park Gets a Visit From the Mayor (10.12.11)

MotherJones: Tasneem Raja and Josh Harkinson: Map: Protesters’ Long-Term Plans for Occupying Zuccotti Park (10.13.11)

Guardian: Adam Gabbatt: Occupy Wall Street: protesters fear eviction – live coverage (10.13.11)

Guardian: Nina Power: Occupy Wall Street protests are reclaiming the psychic space(10.13.11)

Guardian: AnaMarie Cox: Occupy Wall Street: populism is popular – shock! (10.13.11)

MotherJones: Andy Kroll: Missing from Occupy Wall Street: Barack Obama (10.13.11)

Guardian: Any Goodman: What Occupy Wall Street can do for Barack Obama(10.12.11)

MotherJones: Tim Murphy: Chart of the Day: Taxing the Poor (10.13.11)

DownWithTyranny: Get Ready For Some Awesome Rumblin’ From The 99%… This Weekend  (10.12.11)

(Getting Virtual Teach-Ins to smaller Occupy Events– Brilliant!!)

Plutocracy Files: Occupied Media: Interview With Jeff Madrick (10/11/11)

*RollingStone: Matt Taibbi: My Advice to the Occupy Wall Street Protesters-Hit bankers where it hurts(10.12.11)

Business Insider: Henry Blogett: CHARTS: Here’s What The Wall Street Protesters Are So Angry About… (10.11.11)

Guardian: David Leigh: Goldman Sachs let off paying £10m interest on failed tax avoidance scheme (10.11.11)

(for reference:)

CNN Money: Jeanne Sahadi: Millionaires who owe no federal income tax (05.09.11)


*RawStory: Agence France-Presse:’Indignant’ protests to sweep across world (10.13.11)

*Guardian: Henry McDonald: Occupy Dame Street: Irish bank protesters stage well-mannered sit-in (10.12.11)

*Reuters: Alastair Macdonald: Wall Street sit-in goes global Saturday (10.14.11)

(not about the protests, but related)

*Factbox: Coming events in the euro zone debt crisis



Today we cleanup our community. Tomorrow we clean up Wall Street. OPERATION #wallstcleanup: facebook.com/event.php?eid=… #occupywallstreet #ows

1 hour ago  (10.13.11 appx 12pm EDT)




Please send brooms, mops, squeegees, buckets, dust pans, cleaning supplies ASAP! #needsoftheoccupiers #wallstcleanup #occupywallstreet

2 hours ago   (10.13.11 appx 11am EDT)


Here’s the “rules” Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway says we must live by to stay in the park. [LINK http://yfrog.com/klqduubj} #wallstcleanup #occupywallstreet

13 hours ago   (10.13.11 appx 12am EDT)


@MikeBloomberg: Why don’t you let us clean up #LibertyPlaza, while you do some #wallstcleanup.

14 hours ago  (10.12.11 appx 11pm EDT)


Here’s article about @MikeBloomberg’s attempt 2 remove peaceful protesters on the basis of “cleanliness”. See 4 yourself: LINK

15 hours ago (10.12.11 appx 9:49pm EDT)


TheOther99 TheOther99

by OccupyWallStNYC

NYC Dep. Mayor Holloway: Protesters can return “provided they abide by the rules that Brookfield has established for the park.” #OWS

15 hours ago   (10.12.11 appx 9:47pm EDT)



According to @WSJNY, @MikeBloomberg wants 2 clear us out Friday. Then allow us 2 return according 2 rules laid out after we started camping.

15 hours ago   (10.12.11 appx 9:47pm EDT)


LEAKED: Letter from #BrookfieldProps to #NYPD asking 2 clear #LibertyPlaza under pretext of “cleaning” LINK #ows

15 hours ago  (10.12.11 appx 9:46pm EDT)

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)

@OccupyPeoria OccupyPeoria

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)

@AnonyOps Anonymous

Boston PD arrested legal observer Urszula Masny-Latos, the Exec Director of National Lawyers Guild & 4 medics attempting to care for injured

14 minutes ago via TweetDeck   (10.11.11 appx 3:45pm EDT)


RT @MMFlint: I assume it’s 2 protect US from him: RT @thinkprogress: NYPD posted outside of David Koch’s building LINK

35 minutes ago   (10.11.11 appx 3:15pm EDT)


Just expanded our partnership with Migliorelli Farmers Market! We r helping local small business. #occupywallstreet #OWS

7 minutes ago    (10.11.11 appx 1:55pm EDT)

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)

OpWallStreet #OccupyAmerica

by OccupyWallSt

To those who are worried about #OWS becoming coopted by partisan politics, DONT WORRY. #OccupyWallStreet by design cant be controlled.

9 hours ago  (10.06.11 appx 2am EDT)


WE the People: petition the obama administration to: Make Bribing Politicians Illegal

No corporation should be allowed to give campaign contributions to any politician or political party that is involved in writing or voting on legislation that affects them or the industry they profit from.

In any other scenario giving money to people who are supposed to be regulating something you are doing is considered bribery. If a sports team gives money to the referee before their game – its a bribe. If a defendant gives money to a judge or jury member before his trial – its a bribe. If a criminal gives money to a police officer – its a bribe.

Politics should be no different. Corporations giving millions of dollars to politicians could not create a more clear conflict of interest in policy making – ITS A BRIBE. If the Administration disagrees we would love to hear why.

Created: Sep 23, 2011

Change.org: NYC Mayor: Stand with Occupy Wall Street

Not a single banker has gone to jail for crimes that led to the financial meltdown. But now over 1,000 protesters have been arrested in the inspiring Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City.

Tell Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Kelly: Respect the Occupy Wall Street protesters’ constitutional right to peaceful assembly.

The occupation of Wall Street has inspired a nationwide movement in the spirit of Wisconsin.

But there has been a powerful backlash against peaceful protesters who are using both their right to public assembly and tactics of nonviolent civil disobedience to call attention to the fact that our government has bailed out the wealthiest Americans but has done little to help middle and working class Americans who have lost their jobs and had their homes foreclosed on.

The protest is building momentum with a huge solidarity march today that CREDO and Other 98% members, progressive organizations and labor are joining. However the very existence of Occupy Wall Street could be endangered by strongarm NYPD tactics aimed at intimidating protesters and ending their three week stand against the big Wall Street banks.

Tell Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Kelly: Respect the Occupy Wall Street protesters’ constitutional right to peaceful assembly.

Change.org: Occupy Wall Street: Occupy Together

We, the 99%, are fed up with our elected officials doing nothing to curb corruption and allowing, if not assisting, in the degradation of our rights, freedoms and liberties as not just citizens of the United States of America, but citizens of the Planet Earth.

We won’t stand for intimidation and brutality that is taking place against these protesters. We support them, support their cause, and support their actions.

Eric Grieco: Tell Congress: We need jobs, not cuts!

Speaker John Boehner:

We stand with the 99%.

We’re fed up with Wall Street greed and Washington inaction.  We need jobs, not cuts, and policies that benefit 99% of Americans instead of only the top 1%.

Congress needs to work to build an economy that works for all of us, not just the richest.  As a first step to putting America back to work, Congress should pass the American Jobs Act immediately — no later than by the Thanksgiving Recess.  And pay for it by taxing Wall Street speculation.

AVAAZ: The World vs Wall Street

To fellow citizens occupying Wall Street and peoples protesting across the world:

   We stand with you in this struggle for real democracy. Together we can end the capture and corruption of our governments by corporate and wealthy elites, and hold our politicians accountable to serve the public interest. We are united – the time for change has come!

Credo Action: Stand with Occupy Wall Street

“Not a single banker has gone to jail and yet over 1,000 protesters have been arrested. I stand with the protesters of Occupy Wall Street, and I demand that the NYPD respect their constitutional right to peaceful assembly.”

Get Money Out

It’s Time to GET MONEY OUT of politics

Bailouts. War. Unemployment. Our government is bought, and we’re angry. Now, we’re turning our anger into positive action. By signing this petition, you are joining our campaign to get money out of politics. Our politicians won’t do this. But we will. We will become an unrelenting, organized wave advocating a Constitutional amendment to get money out of politics.

As the petition grows, the wave grows.  Email, Facebook, Tweet — GET MONEY OUT.  We are using The Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC, and our ability to influence other media outlets as a platform to force this issue to the center of the 2012 elections. Join us.

From our former Washington Lobbyist, Jimmy Williams, here is a DRAFT of our Constitutional Amendment for public debate this fall:

“No person, corporation or business entity of any type, domestic or foreign, shall be allowed to contribute money, directly or indirectly, to any candidate for Federal office or to contribute money on behalf of or opposed to any type of campaign for Federal office. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, campaign contributions to candidates for Federal office shall not constitute speech of any kind as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution or any amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Congress shall set forth a federal holiday for the purposes of voting for candidates for Federal office.”



First of all. There are no Official Demands of the Occupy Movement.  that being said, multiple factions of the movement have been assembling to discuss and vote on the output and message for the movement.  Below is a LIST OF PROPOSED “DEMANDS FOR CONGRESS” proposed by the website (occupywallstreet.org) which does not entirely represent  the Occupy Wall Street General Assembly.  Below this list is a list of grievance that citizens have provided nationally and have voted on in solidarity of the movement.

They are in process of making this list. THEY WANT YOUR INPUT (YOU as in EVERYbody)

There are instructions to give your opinion/additions/suggestions to this.

There is a team of lawyers working on this (pro-bono) & tweaking this ALL the time.  

GO! make your voice heard!!


(below are repeats from yesterday)

Check out the cover of our new issue: Wall Street Invented Class Warfare #ows

MotherJones: Jacob Blickenstaff: Slideshow-Peace, Love, and Understanding (10.11.11)

Wired: Photo Gallery: Occupy Wall Street Ignites Political Hackathon

LINK to TheOther99’s photo account

We Are the 99 Percent (bring tissues!)

Official Occupy Wall Street Flicker Photos (ALL from people THERE)

VIDEOs (must see in bold)

*Gothamist: Ben Yakas: Videos: Tom Morello Rages Acoustically At Occupy Wall Street (10.13.11)

Current: Keith Olbermann: Tom Hayden offers extraordinary insight into evolution of Occupy Wall Street movement  (10.12.11)

Chris Matthews: Ron Reagan on OWS

(below are repeats from yesterday)

Michael Franti interview and performance at Occupy Wall St. Grounded TV Network, video report 2

Granny Peace Brigade Interview at Occupy Wall St. Grounded News video report 6

Naomi Klein Interview at Occupy Wall St. Grounded TV Network, video 7

Occupy Wall St. vs Fox News with Jesse LaGreca. Grounded News Video report 8

Occupy Wall St. Hip Hop Anthem: Occupation Freedom, Ground Zero And The Global Block Collective

Occupy Wallstreet Humans On Planet Earth (appx 20min)

DemocracyNOW’s OCW channel


(logos are clickable, link to official statements or articles)


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**Videos: Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine

**Al Gore

**Russ Feingold

**1968 Olympian Dr. John Carlos

Hip-Hop Artist Immortal Technique

Billy Bragg

John Lewis. Jeff Mangum of band Neutral Milk Hotel, Radiohead, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer, Reps. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI), Eliot Spitzer, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Reps. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Caucus Chairman John Larson (Conn.), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y., Howard Dean; Michael Franti; Rep. Peter DeFazio; Richard Wolff at OWS; Stuart Appelbaum, President Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU);  Peter Yarrow;  Bernie Sanders;  San Francisco District Supervisor & Mayoral Candidate John Avalos;  Kansas State Rep. Marci Francisco;  Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz & economic columnist Jeff Madrick;  Mark Ruffalo, Alec Baldwin & Yoko Ono tweet support;  Russell Simmons;  Rapper Lupe Fiasco;  Roseanne Barr;  Regina Spektor, singer;  Van Jones;  New York City Councilman Charles Barron;  Michael Moore;  Cornell West;  Susan Sarandon;  Noam Chomsky


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    • RiaD on October 14, 2011 at 19:12

    • RiaD on October 14, 2011 at 21:25

  1. Here’s a very important action from Roots Action.Org!  I’ve posted it on my current diary . . . . I’m posting it here, so we can get as many to sign on to the action, as possible!


    Yes, We Have a Permit to Occupy

    U.S. Hypocrisy about Occupations

    This morning, Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrated when New York authorities beat a last-minute retreat from clearing Liberty Plaza – as hundreds of labor and other activists rushed to defend the square.

    But at the same time this morning, dozens of state troopers in riot gear cleared out Occupy Denver protests. In cities across the country, Occupy protesters have faced police violence, arrests and forcible removal.

    The authorities say we don’t have the proper permits to occupy public spaces.

    Our permit to occupy is the First Amendment.

    Sign the following statement (click on the logo for the statement) and spread the message and video:

    Everyone, please sign this appeal right away and be sure to watch the dynamite video “I’m Not Moving!”


  2. by Paul Mutter, entitled “Bloomberg Didn’t Evict Occupy Wall Street!” Demonstrators Cheer, may have been the letter that turned the tide with respect to “eviction” of the OWS protestors.

    The letter emanates from the Center for Constitutional Rights — the CCR always does us proud!

    On Behalf of Occupy Wall Street Protestors: Letter to the CEO of Brookfield Office Properties

    On behalf of Occupy Wall Street protestors, a group of New York civil liberties lawyers has issued the following letter to the CEO of Brookfield Office Properties, who recently requested NYPD intervention at Liberty Park, where protestors have been stationed for weeks.  The park is scheduled to be cleared “for cleaning” tomorrow morning, October 14.  Occupy Wall Street has issued a city-wide call to action to oppose the clearing.

    Liberty Park Legal Working Group

    c/o 299 Broadway, Suite 806

    New York, NY 10007

    October 13, 2011

    BY FAX TO 212-417-7272

    Richard B. Clark

    Chief Executive Officer

    Brookfield Office Properties

    Brookfield Global Real Estate

    Three World Financial Center

    New York, NY  10281-1021

    Re: Liberty Park

    Dear Mr. Clark:

                Attorneys associated with the National Lawyers Guild-New York City Chapter have been asked to represent the Sanitation Working Group, one of the several autonomous working groups formed and operated by people who have been occupying Liberty Park.  We are in receipt of a copy of your letter to New York City Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly requesting police intervention and outlining your concerns about cleaning and maintenance of Liberty Park.

                The enforcement action you are requesting raises serious First Amendment and other legal concerns. Under the guise of cleaning the Park you are threatening fundamental constitutional rights. There is no basis in the law for your request for police intervention, nor have you cited any. Such police action without a prior court order would be unconstitutional.

               The Sanitation Working Group has been addressing the concerns in your letter all along. Beyond that, it has committed itself to carrying out a thorough and complete cleaning and to addressing all the issues related to sanitation raised in your letter.  The Working Group welcomes representatives of Brookfield to view the cleaning process and its results.

               Our investigation has revealed that no permanent structures have been erected within the Park, nor have any actions been taken to damage the Park, its plantings or other amenities. Your letter raises concerns about potential water infiltration of the Park’s underground lighting and electrical hazards. However, based on a visual inspection recently conducted by our clients, there has been no damage to the lenses covering the underground lighting and thus there is no risk of water infiltration. Additionally, it is our understanding that there has been no electricity running in said fixtures for weeks now. Therefore, there is no risk of electrical hazard.

               The Working Group will continue to bag and haul trash on a tight schedule.  Trash has consistently been bagged and hauled to established collection points and recycling rules have been strictly adhered to. The Working Group has been using primarily 50 gallon, 3mil. thickness contactor bags. Additionally, the Working Group typically has had between one and fifteen people sweeping the Park with brooms at any given time.

    The Sanitation Working Group has informed us that the following activities are being carried out to further address these issues:

    1.     All hard surfaces within the Park, are being scrubbed and/or polished;

    2.     Garbage removal will be stepped up;

    3.     Every item resting on the ground will be removed to allow for thorough cleaning; and

    4.     Power washing will be employed where appropriate  or possible          

               Our clients are willing to sit down with you to resolve any of your concerns. They want to negotiate in good faith. Our clients agree to address any reasonable issues of sanitation safety and access and would like to prevent these issues from creating a pretext for police action in violation of our client’s First Amendment rights to utilize the Park. If you nonetheless decide to proceed with your request for police action, prior court approval is required.

                Please feel free to call Ms. Ratner Kunstler at 917-331-8012 or Mr. Oliver at 646-263-3495 to discuss these matters. We look forward to hearing from you this evening.

                                                                           Very truly yours,


                                                                           Margaret Ratner Kunstler

                                                                           Gideon Orion Oliver

                                                                           Yetta G. Kurland

                                                                           Sarah Kunstler

                                                                           Martin R. Stolar

                                                                           Bruce K. Bentley

                                                                           Janos Marton

                                                                           Michael Ratner

    cc:    Mayor Michael Bloomberg

            NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly

            Corporation Counsel Michael Cardozo, Esq

    The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.


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