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Dear Friends,

Urgent — tomorrow at 7 am, the New York City police plan to evict the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

The only way to stop the eviction is a roaring outcry to New York’s billionaire mayor, Mike Bloomberg, and to the owners of the protest park. We must show them that their global reputations are on the line.

Let’s flood their offices with phone calls! Avaaz will tell the media about the numbers of calls made, multiplying their impact on the public image of Bloomberg and Richard B. Clark — the CEO of the company that owns the park. If enough of us call now, we could turn the tide and stop the eviction–but only hours are left!

Call the Mayor and Brookfield Properties Here:

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg: +1-212-NEW-YORK (639-9675)

Brookfield CEO Richard Clark: +1-212-417-7063

Brookfield US headquarters: +1-212-417-7000

Brookfield Canada headquarters: +1-416-369-2300

Brookfield Australia headquarters: +61-2-9322-2000

After calling, post a message about how the call went — to help Avaaz count the number of calls made, and demonstrate the wave of worldwide support for the protesters.


Suggestions for your call:

–Say that you have a message for Brookfield CEO Richard Clark or NYC Mayor Bloomberg –(depending on who you are calling)

–Stop the eviction of Zuccotti Park

–We have a constitutional right to protest.

–This is one of the biggest shows of public outrage in decades and these people represent hundreds of thousands across the world who stand with the protesters and the movement for real democracy.

–The protesters are cleaning up the park, keeping it clean and safe


We can help make sure the thousands of protesters rights to freedom of speech and assembly are respected by calling Billionare Bloomberg and Brookfield. Forward to everyone!

Emma, Morgan, Maria Paz, Alice, Ben, Rewan and the whole Avaaz team


Occupy Wall Street protesters fear eviction from park


Update: Occupy Wall Street Responds to Bloomberg’s Cleaning ‘Eviction Notice’


AND, in case you have not seen RiaD’s current OWS diary, she has these listings for action!



Prevent the forcible closure of Occupy Wall Street!

1) Call 311 and tell Bloomberg to support our right to assemble and to not interfere with #OWS. If you are calling from outside NY use this number 212-NEW-YORK.

2) Come to #OWS on FRIDAY AT 6AM to defend the occupation from eviction.


At 7 a.m. tomorrow Mayor Bloomberg will effectively evict the Occupy Wall Street protesters from their home in Zuccotti Park.

We have less than 24 hours to stop it.

We need a national groundswell immediately in defense of the protesters, so we can deliver a massive petition to City Hall and Zuccotti Park tonight.

Sign the petition in defense of the protesters and their First Amendment rights and then spread the word to everyone you know.

A compiled petition with your individual comment will be presented to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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by: RiaD @ Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 13:09:12 PDT

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Consider also the following posts-

Liberally Independent: The Electeds are Getting Nervous

By Joyce Arnold, Taylor Marsh, on 13 October 2011


URGENT: OccupyWallStreet to be evicted from Zuccotti Park on Friday. Action needed

Posted on October 13, 2011 by riverdaughter, The Confluence

Both repeat the call for activists to arrive by midnight et

MinistryofTruth on ABC News with Amanpour this a.m.!!!

Ministry of Truth has been very busy since his blockbuster responses to a Fox News-TV reporter of earlier this past week.

MoT a/k/a Jesse LaGreca’s appearance on Fox News has been circulating all over the place – yet, Fox News didn’t show it.  LOL!  He’s also been busy with videos and appearances since then, such as Al Jazeera, PCCC, a Japanese News Network and several others.

This morning, I caught MoT on ABC News, with Christiane Amanpour.  Her guests were:  George Will, Matthew Doubt, Peggy Noonan and Donna Brazile.  Such a line-up!!!!

The video may be seen here.

The intro commercial is long, but bear with it – it’s worth it.  Jesse LaGreca (MoT) fielded questions from Amanpour and the self-righteous most smug of guests, George Will, with aplomb, IMV.  When questioned about the core issue, Jesse stated that the Occupy Wall Street movement was about economic justice, social rights and social justice.  He was unwaivering in his excellent responses and was calm in doing so.  When Christiane Amanpour broached the subject of party, Jesse responded:  

What I find amusing, it that now people are looking to us to solve the political problems, and they should.  But I’m not going to support one party or the other. I’m not going to tell you who to vote for, but I will encourage you to be a voter.

Here is the transcript:

Not voting as a positive action

If an election does not have a candidate who a voter sees as being worthy of support, not voting is a positive, if not a required, action.  In today’s political climate, who would you actually vote for for President? Let’s take a look:

Obama – At least this time you’ll know what you’re voting for.  I didn’t vote for him.  I won’t vote for him this time.

Ummm…it looks like the Dems aren’t going to have anybody else running (well, supposedly Randall Terry is going to run against Obama in the primaries).

What about the Republicans?

Ron Paul – Paul’s interesting, but as with other Libertarians liberty is in the eye of the beholder.  Stray outside of the particular Libertarian liberty and you’ll find yourself not enjoying the protection of a Libertarian society.

The rest – Bwahahahahahahahahahaha

So, you’ll have a choice of the joker Obama and a Republican joker.  You’ll have a choice of a bad President (Obama) and a probable worse Republican.  So, as always it seems, you’ll have a choice between bad and worse.

Knowingly voting for bad is, well…voting for bad. Knowingly.  Doing so, in my view, is not positive.  It’s bad.  And, what’s worse is that the act of voting for the bad just continues to encourage the bad.  I suppose voting for the bad is better than voting for the worse, but voting for the bad is still voting for the bad.

I don’t see voting for the bad over the worse as being worthwhile, so given the choice, I won’t vote (where I live, you can’t write in a candidate unless they are a declared write-in candidate, and I don’t see anybody running as an independent who’s worth voting for).  Perhaps someone will come out of the woodwork who’s worth voting for.  So far, I haven’t seen anybody worth wasting the time on.

There are times when all you can say is ahhhh!

This is so wonderful and amazing — all I can say is AHHHH!

The Orangutan and the Hound

Would that WE . . . . . . . !  L O V E!

Umm…Caption This…

I know it’s stealing a regular feature…I apologize…but….


Read some Stirling Newberry; Call me in the morning

Obama’s Nobel speech was horrendous to progessives, unless you embrace what Stirling Newberry called “the facts,” (my emphasis)  some time ago.  It’s not easy reading.  Try to digest it.  I’m still trying.


There is nothing facile about our work ahead.  

And forget about Obamabots.  They don’t matter.  Only Your Understanding and Your Conscience still count.  Understanding first, conscience second.  That’s logical, no?

It’s probably too late to even try, due to the excesses of Wall Street (see Ilargi and Stoneleigh, whom you’ll find at theautomaticearth.com).

As so-called progessives, can we please vet Monsieur Stirling?  He sounds like the staightest arrow in the quiver.  Well?  Any takers?

Thomas Freidman was exultant about an unmanned drone getting in Europe’s face to accept the peace prize on Obama’s behalf.

You tell me, what’s that about.

hugs and kisses, meant truly, mon ami.