(4 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
and up-to-date OWS Basic Info is HERE
PARTICIPATE: Locate Occupy Events in YOUR area–WORLDWIDE!!
PARTICIPATE WEDNESDAY: Get Wall Street out of Healthcare!! March Against the Health Insurance Industry
Date(s) – 26 Oct 2011 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Liberty Plaza ‘Under the Big Red Thing’
***PARTICIPATE OCT 28: Occupy Harlem
Friday October 28, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM – St. Philip’s Church – 204 West 134th Street [west of 7th Av./Adam Clayton Powell Blvd]
***PARTICIPATE OCT 29: Occupy Against Big Food
Saturday Oct 29, 1:00PM – Zuccotti Park
***PARTICIPATE OCT 30: Climate Justice Day
Sunday Oct 30, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Liberty Plaza; Throughout Liberty Plaza and beyond
***Can’t get to an Occupy?? HERE are things you CAN do!***
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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.
Life gets awfully lonely for those at the top. What can we do to let them know someone’s thinking of them? Maybe they need some new friends! We’ve thought of two ways we can help them with that.
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: Credo Action: Clarence Thomas is not above the law.
SIGN PETITION: Working America: I Am Not Your ATM
(for more info on these & many others go HERE & look under “Petitions”)
**MINUTES: Occupy Movement National Conference Call: Monday, October 24th
**Occupy Together is working with Take the Square to buildHowToOccupy/HowToCamp
designed in order to promote the methods, techniques and knowledges on taking the square. This is the place to all of those who are keen on researching about how to starting by him/herself a pro-democratic and non-violent uprising in its region. We are opened to the whole world, we are an open community of sapience, we believe in the powers of synergy applied to information, creative commons, copyleft. 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!
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!
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’
please excuse any repeated listings.
AROUND THE COUNTRY
*Bloomberg: Christopher Palmeri, Freeman Klopott and Alison VekshinWall Street Protesters Seeking Bank Curbs Focus on City Halls Across U.S. (10.25.11)
*Food Republic: Up Next: Occupy Against Big Food (10.24.11)
The OWS crowd turns anti-“corporate feeding”
Market Watch: Paul B. Farrell: EU bank failures will crash Wall Street – again (10.18.11)
Commentary: 8 warnings for Washington and Occupiers
TWITTER: OccupyEarth 19 mins ago Twitter
#Shame. Prisoner transport and swat from all over #EastBay. Godspeed, #OccupyOakland. LINK #globalchange #OccupyEarth
(this happened a few days ago…)
Lawrence O’Donnell Interviews Marine Who Confronted NYPD Officers At OWS
(annnnd…. (h/t edger))
RawStory: Muriel Kane: Occupy movement spins off OccupyMARINES and Occupy Police (10.23.11)
Left of the Hudson: Cops defy order to break up #OccupyAlbany (10.24)
(i found this cool video there. why don’t we do this more often????)
Police Brutality – Handled the Way It Should Be
DailyMail: Is this the end of the Wall Street camp? Protesters squabble over $500,000 as cold weather threatens to send them home (10.23.11)
Finance Committee set up to deal with donations of nearly a million dollars
But some demonstrators are angry at how the money is being allocated
Temperatures expected to plummet with forecasts of falling protesters
Campers in Zuccotti Park create petition to push for tents to be allowed
(this article is ridiculous. i picked this one because of the comments)
Entrepreneur: Scott Shane: Occupy Wall Street Is No Friend of Small Business (Opinion)(10.24.11)
NYMag: The Coffee Summit: Eliot Spitzer talks capitalism with one of the 99 percent.(10.21.11)
Is Occupy Wall Street about political reform? Or is it about significant changes to capitalism itself?
NY Mag: Frank Rich: The Class War Has Begun (10.23.11)
And the very classlessness of our society makes the conflict more volatile, not less.
Atlanta Journal Constitution: Jay Lindsay: Religion claims its place in Occupy Wall Street (10.24.11)
Downtown Dewey Square is crammed with tents and tarps of Occupy Boston protesters, but organizers made sure from the start of this weeks-old encampment that there was room for the holy.
Reuters: Philip Pullella:UPDATE 2-Vatican urges economic reforms, condemns collective greed(10.24.11)
* Document also calls for “Central World Bank”
* Condemns “idolatry of the market”
* Urges Wall Street to examine its impact on humanity
* Says reform should start under U.N. auspices
Reuters: Michelle Nichols: Wall Street protest plans global rally ahead of G20 (10.24.11)
An anti-capitalist group which sparked the Occupy Wall Street movement has called for global protests Saturday to demand G20 leaders impose a “Robin Hood” tax on financial transactions and currency trades.An anti-capitalist group which sparked the Occupy Wall Street movement has called for global protests Saturday to demand G20 leaders impose a “Robin Hood” tax on financial transactions and currency trades.
AROUND THE WORLD
*Flying Seminar at The New School: OWS meets Japanese Anti-Nukers in conversation with Jonathan Schell (10.24.11)
*TelePolis: Occupy HongKong (10.25.11)(in German)
google translate: Occupy the movement draws its circles in the autonomous Chinese financial hub Hong Kong protesters have occupied in the Central business district a place there, and although the ground floor of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, which is probably better known by its acronym HSBC. Mainly in the British-owned bank is among the world’s largest financial houses.
As well, at least in some German cities in the Actions on the last and previous weekend, many of the participants demo novices who have never previously been involved in their lives to street protests. This is at least clear from a report published by the news agency presenza. Among the organizations involved in the opening round of protests was also a group that called attention to the sometimes intolerable working conditions at Apple’s contractors in the neighboring Chinese provinces.
Hong Kong to the interesting actions is that the economic situation is in a very different city than in North America and Western Europe. There is economic crisis, to feel anything anymore. The effects of the financial crisis were felt in the region only in the short term and in much of East and Southeast Asia, long gone. Accordingly, the unemployment rate in Hong Kong is officially 3.2 percent low. Even a statutory minimum wage has traditionally introduced the extremely economically liberal city-state ruled by now.
(Hong Kong property since 1997, the People’s Republic of China, but has its own quasi-constitution, currency and economic policy. The political freedoms are there much bigger than in mainland China. However, the local parliament is only partly due together by free elections.)
Accordingly, the squatters group now appears to be shrunk to a more hard core. However, this can at least point to the extreme social inequality in Hong Kong. Also, the high real estate prices are criticized, are in a city where rent rather than to burden many families strong. It may be that also the experience of the Asian crisis of 1997/98, many people still plugged into the bone, which made his time in Hong Kong evaporate virtually overnight, the small savings of the middle class.
*Occupy Nova Scotia- Waves of Emotion (video)
Guardian: Katherine Rose: Why I led a guerrilla evensong outside St Paul’s – When I joked about an outdoor evensong, I didn’t expect to find myself singing with the Occupy London protesters (10.24.11)
(this sounds good…
Reuters: Margaret Chadbourne: Regulator throws lifeline to underwater borrowers (10.24.11)
U.S. homeowners who owe more than their properties are worth got new help on Monday when a U.S. regulator expanded a government program in a step that could help up to one million borrowers.
Here Is The City: BofA / Merrill Lynch, Goldman, JPMorgan, UBS, London Protests
Here are a few links to some interesting Bloomberg, New York Post and Reuters stories that are currently doing the rounds.
BusinessWeek: Mark Gimein: Ms. Rand, Meet Singapore. Mr. Hayek, Meet Norway. (10.24.11)
Is rising inequality the price of rapid economic growth?
BusinessWeek: Mark Gimein: Did We Come To Report Earnings? Or To Bury Them? (10.24.11)
Last week, as Occupy Wall Street was occupied with Wall Street’s misdeeds, Wall Street itself was occupied with earnings.
(just who has been suppressing this info & why?)
Reuters: Christine Stebbins: Crop scientists now fret about heat not just water (10.24.11)
Crop scientists in the United States, the world’s largest food exporter, are pondering an odd question: could the danger of global warming really be the heat?
Reuters: Nina Chestney: Warming could exceed safe levels in this lifetime (10.23.11)
Global temperature rise could exceed “safe” levels of two degrees Celsius in some parts of the world in many of our lifetimes if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, two research papers published in the journal Nature warned.
Huffington Post: Joe Keefe: Occupy Wall Street and Publicly Funded Elections: A Challenge to the Financial Community (10.23.11)
The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protestors arrived just in the nick of time.
NYMag: Benjamin Wallace-Wells: The Romney Economy (10.24.11)
At Bain Capital, Romney remade one American business after another, overhauling management and directing vast sums of money to the top of the labor pyramid. The results made him a fortune. They also changed the world we live in.
Reuters: John D Stoll: Caterpillar quarterly earnings jump 44 percent (10.24.11)
Caterpillar Inc far exceeded analyst expectations on Monday, reporting a 44 percent quarterly earnings increase due to record revenue, and the company signaled optimism in its 2012 outlook.
Reuters: Julie Steenhuysen: Curb soaring population growth? Keep girls in school (10.24.11)
Former Irish President Mary Robinson was just making polite conversation when she asked an Ethiopian teenager about her wedding day.
Nation of Change: Brian Walker: Bank of America Makes 6.2 Billion Tax Free Dollars in Third Quarter Profits – Banks are adding new fees for basic services as their profits and revenues rise citing government regulation as the cause. (10.23.11)
*Guardian: Josh Halliday: Google: US law enforcement tried to get videos removed from YouTube(10.25.11)
The technology giant’s biannual transparency report reveals a 70% rise in takedown requests from US government or police
Jill Stein’s Announcement Speech
Let’s take our democracy back from Wall Street.
We need a new politics for the other 99% of America that doesn’t collect a CEO’s salary or write big checks for politicians.
America deserves a Green New Deal that provides a secure future for everyone and the planet we depend on.
Here Is The City: Goldman Sachs Regrets (10.24.11)
Here’s a different kind of bank withdrawal.
Urging all occupiers to come retake Martin Pl & peacefully #occupysydney as is our right
32 minutes ago via TweetDeck (10.25.11 1:30pmEDT)
@OWSAtlanta Occupy Atlanta
PRESS STATEMENT!! #occupyAtlanta #OccupyAtlanta #OccupyAmerica LINK
45 minutes ago (10.24.11 8pmEDT)
JesseLaGreca Jesse LaGreca
RT @thinkprogress: Goldman Sachs withdraws from credit union fundraiser after learning #OccupyWallStreet would be honored
4 minutes ago (10.23.11 9:55amEDT)
@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)
Guardian: Occupy: protesters in their own words – London became part of the global Occupy movement when protesters set up camp at St Paul’s. From Frankfurt to Madrid, Wall Street to Athens, people are taking to the streets to rage against greed and inequality. Who are the demonstrators and what do they hope to achieve?
*Rocky Road to Dublin
Occupy Dame Street march from Parnell Square on Saturday 22 October 2011.
Occupy Main Street (^.^)
Nazanine Moshiri updates from Tunisia
Nearly 70 per cent of eligible voters take part in first multiparty elections since ousting of ex-president Ben Ali.