(11 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
READ & VOTE ON:
Occupy Wall Street LIST OF DEMANDS
PARTICIPATE: MoveOn/Rebuild The Dream Virtual March on Wall Street
(for more info see “Petitions” below)
PARTICIPATE: COMMUNITY/LABOR MARCH TO WALL ST.
Wednesday, October 5 · 4:30pm – 7:30pm; City Hall, 250 Broadway, NYC
SIGN PETITION: Get Money Out
(for more info see “Petitions” below)
ON THE WEB
Occupy Together– info on Occupy Actions in every area of the country…& the world!
Links to US & WorldWide Occupation Events & Solidarity Accounts– event, email & twitter info
Occupy Wall Street’s General Assembly– updates on progress of OWS NY Protest, lists of needed items & addresses to send them
from We Occupy America: Occupation Times Newspaper!
DONATE to: Occupy Wall Street Media
Live Stream- Global Revolution
***joanneleon’s Live Blog at DKos
**MOST UP-TO-DATE INFO/ARTICLEs (imho) check frequently, updated continually
RawStory Occupy Wall Street Section
To Send Money: EASY ONLINE LINK
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 Send Items: (please scroll down to see twitter-feed list of needs)
The UPS Store
118 A Fulton St #205
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To Send Food:
** Please try to focus on vegan and vegetarian options with some meat options.
Anonymous joins Occupy Wall Street (09.10.11) (video HERE)
UNIONs/ORGANIZATIONs IN SOLIDARITY
Working Families Party helps organize
PEOPLE IN SOLIDARITY
Susan Sarandon (video)
LINKs & ARTICLEs
***Racialicious: Manissa McCleave Maharawal: SO REAL IT HURTS: Notes on Occupy Wall Street
(beautiful piece of writing, imho ~Ria)
***Mother Jones: Occupying Wall Street and Beyond
Explore MoJo’s interactive map of the anti-Wall Street protests spreading nationwide. Plus: an NYC timeline, a social media roundup, and more.
(i find this ver strange after this article from them a week ago)
***The Nation: Greg Mitchell: Blogging #OccupyUSA for Tuesday, With Frequent Updates: “It’s About Time!” (10.04.11)
Here’s day four of a new running blog on #Occupy Wall Street as it spreads to many other cities. Items added at top, as I take a break from my anti-death penalty writing and new book on that subject. All times ET
**RawStory: Fox News reporter acknowledges ‘an important reason to criticize myself and my company’
(VIDEO is blogger MinistryofTruth (aka Jesse LaGreca))
**NYMag: Labor Unions and Leftist Groups Prepare to Join Occupy Wall Street As Protesters Settle In (09.29.11)
(link moved from “Unions: 1199SEIU” section because 1199SEIU now has official statement)
**The New Yorker: John Cassidy: Wall Street Protests: Commissioner Kelly Outdoes Himself (10.02.11)
When I suggested the other day that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was a closet supporter of Occupy Wall Street, I was being somewhat ironic. Little did I know Kelly would go this far to publicize the protesters’ cause.
In arresting some seven hundred marchers on the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday afternoon, the N.Y.P.D. managed to turn the protest into the top story on the BBC World News site. That’s right. The arrests topped the friendly fire killings in Yemen, renewed fighting in Libya and Syria, and speculation over whether Chris Christie will enter the presidential race-all for a peaceful demo involving perhaps two thousand people.
**Reuters: Anti-Wall Street protesters vow to keep up fight (10.02.11)
Anti-Wall Street protesters vowed to keep up their fight on Sunday despite the arrests of more than 700 people the previous day for blocking traffic lanes on the Brooklyn Bridge in an unauthorized protest.
**NY Daily News: TWU blasts city for putting handcuffed Occupy Wall Street protesters on buses (10.03.11)
The Transport Workers Union will go to court Monday to try to stop the city from forcing bus drivers to transport Wall Street protesters arrested by the NYPD, the Daily News has learned.
The union, whose leaders voted last week to support the protesters, said police brass commandeered three MTA buses to transport many of the 700 demonstrators arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday.
Union President John Samuelsen called ordering bus drivers to drive prisoners “a blatant act of political retaliation.”
**NYT: For Police Every Action Produces Overreaction (9.30.11)
Like a toddler who throws his food on the floor, gets in trouble and then just does it again, the Police Department overreacts to peaceful protests, invites ire and then reprises its actions the next time it encounters agitation. Inspector Bologna is a defendant in lawsuits claiming wrongful arrests at protests during the Republican National Convention in 2004.
**NY Daily News: 700 arrested at Occupy Wall Street protest as demonstrators and NYPD shut down Brooklyn Bridge (10.01.11)
“We were supposed to go up the pedestrian roadway,” said Robert Cammiso, a 48-year-old student from Brooklyn.
“There was a huge funnel, a bottleneck, and we couldn’t fit. People jumped from the walkway onto the roadway. We thought the roadway was open to us.”
After allowing some of the protesters to cross, officers trapped some 400 on the bridge using orange nets and vehicles – and started slapping cuffs on them.
Police called in NYPD and MTA buses to haul away the handcuffed demonstrators.
(there are conflicting stories on this. videos are available at the live stream– you can judge for yourself ~RiaD)
*Arianna Huffington (10.02.11)
Meanwhile, the Occupy Wall Street protests intensified, a welcome reminder that, for angry Americans, the Tea Party is not the only option — and that the energy for real change will definitely come from outside Washington. Keep your eye on Zuccotti Square.
*DKos: Seneca Doane: Brooklyn Bridge Arrests: Lawyers, it’s now on us (10.01.11)
(if you are a lawyer & want to help please use THIS LINK so you can see Seneca Doane’s comments)
*NYT: Nicholas D Kristof: The Bankers and the Revolutionaries (10.02.11)
The protesters are dazzling in their Internet skills, and impressive in their organization. The square is divided into a reception area, a media zone, a medical clinic, a library and a cafeteria. The protesters’ Web site includes links allowing supporters anywhere in the world to go online and order pizzas (vegan preferred) from a local pizzeria that delivers them to the square.
In a tribute to the ingenuity of capitalism, the pizzeria quickly added a new item to its menu: the “OccuPie special.”
NYT BLOG: Police Arrest Hundreds of Protesters on Brooklyn Bridge (10.01.11)
“Protesters who used the Brooklyn Bridge walkway were not arrested,” said the head police spokesman, Paul J. Browne. “Those who took over the Brooklyn-bound roadway, and impeded vehicle traffic, were arrested.”
But many protesters said that they thought the police had tricked and trapped them, allowing them onto the bridge and even escorting them across, only to surround them in orange netting after hundreds of them had entered.
“The cops watched and did nothing, indeed, seemed to guide us on to the roadway,” said Jesse A. Myerson, a media coordinator for Occupy Wall Street who was in the march but was not arrested.
CNET: Anonymous releases personal info of of J.P. Morgan Chase CEO James Dimon, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein and New York Police Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna in solidarity with OWS (09.30.11)
CONFIRMED: Deepak Chopra to address #OccupyWallStreet momentarily…
13 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone (10.03.11 7:49pm EDT)
** KeithOlbermann Keith Olbermann
Tonight’s Countdown will feature 3 segments on #OccupyWallStreet including participant Ryan Devereaux, ecomomist Jeff Madrick + @MMFlint
11 minutes ago (10.03.11 2:34pm EDT)
** OccupyWallStNYC #OCCUPYWALLSTREET
Total sum of confirmed property damage: $zero #occupywallstreet
4 minutes ago (10.03.11 2:35pm EDT)
* @TheOther99 TheOther99
Sandwiches and pizzas (including vegan) being handed out. A line of dozens is forming.. #OccupyWallStreet #OWS photo 54 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone (1:32pmEDT)
* @OccupyWallSt Occupy Wall Street
West Wing Report’s Paul Brandus – an accredited member of the White House Press Corps – will discuss OWS & Obama at 2:20 om @WTOP
38 minutes ago via web (1:58pmEDT)
*MoveOn & Rebuild The Dream Announce Virtual March on Wall Street
from their e-mail:
Over the last two weeks, an amazing wave of protest against Wall Street and the big banks has erupted across the country.
In Seattle, San Francisco, Ohio, and Boston (where 3,000 people rallied),1 grassroots groups have shut down banks and held sit-ins to demand that giant banks pay their fair share of taxes, end the foreclosure crisis, and create jobs.
In financial centers like Chicago and Atlanta, hundreds of people have set up encampments in front of major financial institutions for round-the-clock demonstrations.
Outside Los Angeles, community members have been running a 24-hour vigil around the home of Rose Gudiel, who faces eviction after getting foreclosed on for being two weeks late on a mortgage payment after her younger brother was murdered.2
But the biggest protests are on Wall Street itself. “Occupy Wall Street,” which began with a brave group of young people, has swelled to thousands of students, unemployed folks, union members, and others who have persevered through intense police harassment and mass arrests to sustain a rolling 24-hour-a-day protest against the bankers who’ve wrecked our economy and undermined our democracy.3
On Wednesday, MoveOn members will join labor and community groups in New York City for a huge march down to the protest site-the biggest yet.
And because we can’t all be in New York, we’re going to stage a massive “Virtual March on Wall Street” online with our friends at Rebuild the Dream. Together, we’ll add hundreds of thousands of voices of solidarity from the American Dream Movement for the protests across the country and show just how widespread outrage at the Wall Street banks really is.
Click here to sign up to join the Virtual March on Wall Street this Wednesday
The protests on Wall Street have been running for two weeks straight and are only getting bigger every day. The signs, placards, and chants focus on standing up for what the protesters are calling “the 99%” of us who are suffering while Wall Street bankers grow richer by the day.
In a telling moment last week, a group of bankers even went so far as to mock the protests while sipping champagne from balconies overlooking thousands of people marching down Wall Street.4
But adding mockery to the callous disregard for our country that we’ve seen from the big banks isn’t slowing down the Occupy Wall Street movement one bit. The protests on Wall Street are set to grow even more this week and solidarity actions are already planned in dozens more cities.
You can see what’s planned in your area by visiting the solidarity site Occupy Together: http://www.occupytogether.org/
And you can sign up to add your voice to the national “Virtual March on Wall Street” online here: http://www.civic.moveon.org/jo…
Thanks for all you do.
-Justin, Robin, Peter, Elena, and the rest of the team
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.”
Occupy Wall Street Flicker Photos (ALL from people THERE)
**FOX ‘NEWS’ Interview with blogger MinistryofTruth (aka Jesse LaGreca)
On the morning of September 21st, 2001 activists involved in #OCCUPYWALLSTREET disrupted an art auction at Sotheby’s Art Auctions on the Upper East Side. Last year Sotheby’s made profits of $680 Million Dollars. Their CEO Bill Rupprecht awarded himself a 125% raise. At the same time Sotheby’s has decided to use union busting tactics, demanding over 100 concessions to the IBT 814 Art Handlers Union Contract.