Posted 13 hours ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 8:35
p.m. EST by
Proposal for a Coordinated West Coast Port
Shutdown, Passed With Unanimous Consensus by vote of the
General Assembly 11/18/2012:
In response to coordinated attacks on the
occupations and attacks on workers across the
Occupy Oakland calls for the blockade and
disruption of the economic apparatus of the 1% with
a coordinated shutdown of ports on the entire West
Coast on December 12th. The 1% has disrupted the
lives of longshoremen and port truckers and the
workers who create their wealth, just as coordinated
nationwide police attacks have turned our cities
into battlegrounds in an effort to disrupt our
Posted 15 hours ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 7:03
p.m. EST by
Sunday, November 20th:
12:00pm: Liberty Square -"We,
Spanish-speaking immigrant women of New York City, call
on all women to join us ... to stand up, speak out,
assemble and make our diverse voices heard with dignity
and strength as we demonstrate in solidarity with the
Occupy movement for democracy, dignity and equality for
2:00pm: 24 hour "Occupy Bloomberg's
Mansion Drum Circle Protest And Love-In Art Show " in
front of Billionaire Bloomberg's massive mansion on 17
East 79th Street.
3:30pm: Liberty Square - "Elders
from the Civil Right's Movement will be sharing the
torch of social justice and equality with our movement,
a symbolic act by which they recognize OWS as the
transformative movement of the 21st Century."
Posted 15 hours ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 6:38
p.m. EST by
Today, Occupy K St./DC
liberated the empty, city-owned Franklin School. The
school was closed several years ago and initially
reopened as a homeless shelter. Despite
opposition, the city government later closed the
shelter. Next -- in blatant disregard of social safety
net programs that are necessary for the very survival of
the people who are most directly impacted by economic
injustice -- announced plans to turn the building either
into luxury condos or a hotel for the 1% lobbyists on K
In a move similar to other recent building
occupations in Oakland, Chapel Hill, New York, and
London, dozens of occupiers entered the building with
sleeping bags and food and declared their intent to stay
indefinitely. Occupy DC announced plans for an open
forum to be held at a church next Monday to discuss uses
of the building with the public. Inside, they began
cleaning the building to make it usable for the
community. From the roof, occupiers chanted "We are the
99%!" as others dropped a banner reading "Public
Property under Community Control” over the school.
Meanwhile, hundreds rallied in support outside.
Congrats and solidarity to our brothers and sisters
at the newly established New School Occupation! In the
wake of the raid on Liberty Square, they established a
24/7 occupation in the student study center here in NYC.
Statement below and
more information here.
Posted 21 hours ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 12:23
p.m. EST by
This incident took place at UC Davis. See below for
video of this incident, as well as more examples of
state repression against the 99% movement across the
U.S. *TRIGGER WARNING: Graphic images.Read
Posted 2 days ago on Nov. 18, 2011, 1:11
a.m. EST by
17 de noviembre, Día de Acción:
Más de 30.000 personas se congregan en Nueva
York (32.500, según estimaciones del Departamento de
Policía de Nueva York), incluyendo sindicatos,
estudiantes y otros miembros de «el 99%».
Acciones en por lo menos 30 ciudades por todo el
país y el mundo.
Conmemoración de los 2 meses del nacimiento del
Movimiento 99%, Festival de las Luces en el puente
Bloqueo de todos los puntos de entrada a la
Bolsa de Valores de Nueva York; cientos de personas
participaron en la desobediencia civil no-violenta.
Sensación de que un movimiento civil poderoso y
diverso por la justicia social, está en ascenso.
Decenas de miles de personas pasaron a la acción este
jueves, 17 de noviembre, para reclamar que nuestro
sistema político nos sirva a todos nosotros – no sólo a
los ricos y poderosos. El Departamento de Policía de
Nueva York estimó la presencia de 32.500 personas en la
multitud de esta noche, al culminar el día de acción.
Miles de personas más también se movilizaron en al menos
30 ciudades de Estados Unidos. También se dieron
manifestaciones en otras ciudades del mundo.
«Nuestro sistema politico debería estar al
servicio de todos nosotros, y no sólo de los ricos y
poderosos. Ahora mismo Wall Street es dueña de
Washington,» dijo el participante Beka
Economopoulos. «Somos el 99% y estamos aquí para
reclamar nuestra democracia.»
Nueva York dirigió la recarga en este día energizante
para el movimiento emergente. En el despertar que siguió
a la madrugada en que el billionario alcalde, Michael
Bloomberg, ordenó asaltar la ocupación de Wall Street en
Liberty Square, a la 1.00 de la madrugada del pasado
martes, miles de personas de los cinco distritos de
Nueva York y de los alrededores se reunieron para llevar
a cabo acciones pacíficas. Siguiendo la acción de
Bloomberg, el eslogan «No puedes desalojar una
idea cuyo momento ha llegado» se convirtió en
la nueva frase del repentino movimiento 99%. La
movilización de hoy demostró que el movimiento está en
aumento y que es capaz de navegar entre obstáculos.
Posted 2 days ago on Nov. 17, 2011, 10:29
p.m. EST by
Today, November 17th, over 30,000 New Yorkers took to
the streets to resist austerity, rebuild our economy,
and reclaim our democracy. It was our largest action to
Our will was only emboldened by Mayor Bloomberg's
heavy-handed attempt to eradicate Occupy Wall Street;
our brutal eviction from our homes at Liberty Square has
strengthened both our resolve and our legitimacy.
Together, we raised our voices to declare: "No to
evictions! No to the 1% that profits from our collective
impoverishment." We showed the world we are not a fringe
group of naive idealists—we are truly a people's
uprising embodying the revolutionary spirit of economic
justice, mutual aid, and participatory, consensus-based
democracy. We are the 99%.
Posted 2 days ago on Nov. 17, 2011, 4:41
p.m. EST by
At 3PM, thousands of students, workers, and other
supporters gathered in Union Square chanting "Shut the
city down!" and using the People's Mic to share stories
of how banks and corporate greed have impacted the 99%.
Simultaneously, Occupiers took to multiple subway
stations in all five boroughs. The day of action
culminated when the student strike, labor unions, and
various OWS groups took over a number of streets in
Lower Manhattan on their way to Foley Square before
marching across the Brooklyn Bridge.
Posted 2 days ago on Nov. 17, 2011, 4:29
p.m. EST by
Sorry for gushing, but I feel the need to right now.
When the mass evictions started happening, I was filled
with a sense of despair. Now that I see this, that
despair has been replaced with inspiration. My heart
bursts with it. I want you people to know, all of you
who have been in the streets fighting, that you have
given me hope for the country that I never thought I
would have before. That before this movement started, I
was one of the apathetic, ready to give up on the system
and just try to leave the country as soon as possible.
That because of your movement, I am now alive again,
ready to fight for my country, ready to change this
corrupt system. That because you have done this for me,
I know you have done this for millions of others as
well. People will tell you that you fight in vain, that
you are accomplishing nothing, that you have no
direction, that your actions are pointless. But your
actions are far from this. You have destroyed the
greatest enemy to freedom, and the greatest ally of the
ruling class: Apathy.
I see these people out in the streets and I know now
that this movement cannot be stopped. That this is the
climax of a decades-long battle for the soul of humanity
itself. Cynics will laugh at me for saying this, and the
loyalists will call me a dirty hippie and a criminal and
all the other things they have grown fond of calling us.
But these people do not matter. To history, they will be
irrelevant. To history, there is only you. Ignore the
loyalists, ignore the cynics, keep fighting. Shut them
down. Shut the entire god damn system down. No one can
stop this. I love you all.
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