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Occupy Oakland Calls for TOTAL WEST COAST PORT SHUTDOWN ON 12/12

Posted 13 hours ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 8:35 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

West Coast Port Shutdown

Proposal for a Coordinated West Coast Port Shutdown, Passed With Unanimous Consensus by vote of the Occupy Oakland General Assembly 11/18/2012:

In response to coordinated attacks on the occupations and attacks on workers across the nation:

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 Occupy movement. Read More...


Drum Circle headed to Bloomberg's Mansion. Liberty Square to be Occupied with Voices of Immigrant Women and Elders from the Civil Rights Movement

Posted 15 hours ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 7:03 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

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 all people." Details Here

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. Details Here

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." Details Here


DC, Other Cities Liberate Unoccupied Buildings for the 99%

Posted 15 hours ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 6:38 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

Occupied Franklin School

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 widespread public 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 St.

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.



Whom Do You Serve?

Posted 21 hours ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 12:23 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

UC Davis Pepper Spray Incident

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.


17 de noviembre: Día Histórico de Acción por el 99%

Posted 2 days ago on Nov. 18, 2011, 1:11 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

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 de Brooklyn.
  • 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.



The World Is With Us—Occupy Lives On!

Posted 2 days ago on Nov. 17, 2011, 10:29 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

Athens Action
Athens, Greece

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 date.

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%.

And the world responded.



Over 30,000 take Foley Square, Brooklyn Bridge.

Posted 2 days ago on Nov. 17, 2011, 4:41 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

Foley Square

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. Read More...


Inspiring Words from Redditor Aniadrift

Posted 2 days ago on Nov. 17, 2011, 4:29 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

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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