fer Fawkes Sake OCCUPY! T 11.29.11
and up-to-date OWS Basic Info is HERE
"If you go to the city of Washington, you will find that almost all of those corporation lawyers and cowardly politicians, members of congress, and mis-representatives of the masses claim, in glowing terms, that they have risen from the ranks to places of eminence and distinction. I am very glad that I cannot make that claim for myself. I would be ashamed to admit that I had risen from the ranks. When I rise it will be with the ranks, and not from the ranks." ~Eugene Debs
Fer Fawkes Sake Occupy!
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The majority of news will be at the link above which is updated twice daily, at 5am & 5pm.
Earlier edition can be accessed through the archive button at the paper.
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PARTICIPATE: Locate Occupy Events in YOUR area--WORLDWIDE!!
***Can't get to an Occupy?? HERE are things you CAN do!***
****START A LOCAL: Occupy Your Block
Occupy Wall Street is calling for the winter months to be a time of teach-ins, open forums, potluck meetings, discussion groups, local general assembly meetings and community building projects. This is how our movement builds. To plan an event, request teach-in materials, attend a training, find a local event, or organize with others in your area, please visit our website at OccupyYourBlock.org or stop by the Outreach/Info table at Liberty Plaza anytime. Please email OccupyYourBlock@gmail.com with questions or to discuss event organizing.
****START A LOCAL: Sockupy Movement ~because wet feet suck~
Read Michael's story & donate. Or get inspired & set up some support for your local Occupy.
Whether it's Socks or Soup, the Occupiers have needs, let's help fill them.
VOTE FOR A BILLBOARD before Dec 5 #OCCUPYTOGETHER #OCCUPYWALLST BILLBOARD
An outdoor billboard in New York, NY 20,000+ VOTES = 1 FREE GIGANTIC BILLBOARD.
PARTICIPATE TODAY: Occupy Their Mailboxes The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword!
Write to your Elected Officials, sample postcards and letters to copy &/or personalize.
And don't forget to write to the Media
PARTICIPATE WHEN YOU SHOP: Get off the Corporate Consumer Carousel
* Support the 99% * Buy LOCAL from Independent Owners * Buy American Made *
Sustainable Connections(see their other Sustainable Programs also)
Resource Page to Find REAL Food Locally
Made in USA Products Directory
PARTICIPATE THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON:
OCCUPY BLACK FRIDAY
Let's take a day that is all about consumption and make it our own, and let's make it loud and clear that we will not support the corporations that destroyed our economy and undermined our Republic.Instead of a "Buy Nothing Day" we'll have a "Buy Local Day." Instead of buying a bunch of useless crap, let's instead go out and help the poor. Volunteer at soup kitchens and host toy drives and do the other charitable things that the government refuses to do. A season of giving instead of a season of buying.
Here is a simple list of "Top Ten Ways to Occupy the Holidays" this year. Simplify your celebrations and use your consumer power to invest in your local community; remember we always vote with our dollar!
Please consider having a Buy Nothing Christmas It's not really about refusing to spend a dime over the holiday season. It’s about taking a deep breath and deciding to opt out of the hype‚ the overcrowded malls‚ and the stressful to–do lists. It’s about reminding ourselves to really think about what we are buying‚ why we are buying it‚ and whether we really need it at all.
SIGN PETITION: Credo: Tell President Obama: Don't sell us out to Wall Street
"Don't sell us out to Wall Street. Stop pushing the state Attorneys General to agree to a settlement that gives banks immunity for mortgage and foreclosure fraud that hasn't yet been investigated. Wall Street banks must be investigated, indicted and prosecuted to the full extent of the law."
(for more info on these & many others go HERE)
Occupy Together Meetups in 2489 cities as of 11.28.11 at 11am EST
Call To Action - Join The Month Of Global Uprising
It is time for us to come together and build a new world through the power of the individual and the community.
Occupy 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’
Occupy Together is working with Take the Square to build HowToOccupy/HowToCamp
Methods, techniques and knowledge on Taking the Square. We want to establish a global network which is able to offer to global public the necessary tools of rising up.
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Please sign & spread the word about The OCCUPIED Amendment