fer Fawkes Sake OCCUPY! Th 11.24.11
and up-to-date OWS Basic Info is HERE
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.
This 'newspaper' will be evolving in the next week or so; Please be patient as I figure out how it works.
I -will eventually- have several sections you can access through the Table of Contents on the Front Pg.
Earlier edition can be accessed through the archive button at the paper.
I'll be updating here but not nearly as much or as often as before.
As always, any fabulous news or videos, etc you find please add below in comments.
PARTICIPATE: Locate Occupy Events in YOUR area--WORLDWIDE!!
****PARTICIPATE NOV 25: Blanket the Earth
The idea: on November 25, the day after Thanksgiving, people will gather in designated spots in cities around the country where there are encampments of OWS protesters.
They will have warm weather gear to donate to the protesters. This can be blankets, socks, sleeping bags, hand and foot warmers, sweaters, or anything you think can be used to keep the camping protesters warm throughout the winter. The items can be secondhand (and clean, you know). New items can be purchased whenever, preferably not on the exploitative day coined by marketers as "Black Friday."
The goal here is to show our support not just through the kindness of monetary donations, but by being physically present to demonstrate that we're here for the protesters.
Blanket the Earth at Facebook
PARTICIPATE NOV 25 (& 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.
OCCUPY THE HIGHWAY
A group of OWS'ers -are embarking- have embarked on a two-week 200 mile march -TODAY- on Wed Nov. 9, 2011 from Liberty Plaza to the Whitehouse to let the Congressional Deficit Reduction Super-Committee know what the 99% think about whether or not to keep Obama's extension to the Bush tax-cuts. Join them if you can or give support along the way
***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 & American Made
Sustainable Connections(see their other Sustainable Programs also)
Resource Page to Find REAL Food Locally
Made in USA Products Directory
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 & look under "Petitions")
Occupy Together Meetups in 2470 cities as of 11.24.11 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.
Occupy protesters want shoppers to occupy something besides door-buster sales and crowded mall parking lots on Black Friday.
Some don't want people to shop at all. Others just want to divert shoppers from big chains and giant shopping malls to local mom-and-pops. And while the actions don't appear coordinated, they have similar themes: supporting small businesses while criticizing the day's dedication to conspicuous consumption and the shopping frenzy that fuels big corporations.
I think we’ve all had those times where the rug has been pulled out from underneath you. In my case it was multiple rugs, a Persian carpet store if you will. I was going through a divorce; I lost my job, got evicted from my apartment and was sleeping in my car in a Starbucks parking lot in Beverly Hills. Stupidity, pride and his good friend ego had kept me from reaching out and asking for help from my family or anyone else for that matter.
Inspired by the Arab Spring demonstrations in Tahir Square, Cairo, Egypt, they sought to replicate the symbolism of those uprisings and to emulate the consensus decision making of the 5-M Indignants Movement protests happening in Spain. Beginning with one isolated demand — a presidential commission to separate money from politics — the global protest phenomenon called “Occupy Wall Street” has emerged in just a few short months, a populist movement that has successfully reframed the discussion about the global impact of corporate dominion and the economic inequities that it creates.
“I’m here because in Sugar Land, sometimes we don’t pay attention to what is happening not only in the rest of the state, but in the rest of the country,” said Nancy Henshel, a principal member of the local movement. “Now I want everybody to know, because I live in Sugar Land, that I am a capitalist, but I’m a simple capitalist,” she said. “I’m not for a predatory capitalistic system that takes advantage of people not only locally, but in the community at large.”
It turns out that getting an RSVP from Occupy D.C. is at least as complicated as getting an RSVP from any organization in Washington.
Inviting revolutionaries — especially revolutionaries without formal leadership — to Thanksgiving dinner would require an understanding of newly created principles, navigating an ad hoc democracy amid blue tarps, trudging among encampments and weaving between young idealists and old idealists. Then waiting to see who showed up.
Police efforts to break up Occupy encampments in Northern California and elsewhere have led to investigations, apologies and lawsuits. And now the soul-searching: Why did some officers use what is being described as excessive force, wielding batons and pepper spray, against apparently peaceful protesters?
After a first camp outside Cardiff Castle lasted less than six hours, protesters belonging to the global Occupy movement have established a more permanent home on a corner of one of the city centre’s busiest junctions.
The direct action was sparked by the forced deportation of several families in recent months. It was organised by The Unity Centre, a Glasgow-based solidarity centre for asylum seekers, along with the No Borders Network.
They were joined by smaller groups such as the Govan and Craigton Integration Network and members of the Occupy Glasgow movement. In all, around 60 people turned out to support yesterday’s action, bearing banners with slogans such as “End Dawn Raids”, “Stop the Snatch Squads” and “Nae Borders”. Strathclyde Police deployed around 25 officers.