fer Fawkes Sake OCCUPY! W 11.23.11
and up-to-date OWS Basic Info is HERE
Fer Fawkes Sake Occupy!
These OWS posts are adopting a new format- an online 'newspaper' ~ Please Subscribe!
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 2465 cities as of 11.22.11 at 1pm 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.
In what was quite possibly the smallest rally of the Occupy movement, about 10 drenched demonstrators gathered at Old Town’s Market Square before heading off to their parent-protest in Washington’s McPherson Square Tuesday.
Most of them walked from Richmond, where they left seven days prior.
“We’ve just been talking to people, a lot of people, literally the whole way,” said demonstrator Burt Ritchie. “People can’t talk to each other anymore and that’s what we’re trying to change.”
A strange rambling article that eventually gets to the 'deal' offered to OccupyLA - Our view: Protests occupy American ideals
OCCUPY Bournemouth protesters have reappeared to set up camp in Boscombe.
More than a week after the group were moved from the grounds of St Peter’s Church, the protesters arrived at their new site at the corner of Ashley Road and Christchurch Road early on Monday morning.
Josh Stearns describes how he has tracked and, equally important, verified reports of journalists being arrested at Occupy protests around the country. “I decided early on that I wasn’t going to quibble about who is a journalist, and who isn’t. My goal was to account for anyone who was clearly committing acts of journalism when they were arrested. However, I also recognize that to hold police and city officials accountable for these arrests, those being arrested had to identify as journalists publicly – either with some form of credentials or verbally,” Stearns writes. In one case, he removed a journalist from his list after learning that the person was participating in the protests, not covering them.