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Call to action: #OCCUPYWALLSTREET

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epaulo13
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If you can't make it on Sept. 17th, this is a huge thing you could do to help.

submitted 12 hours ago by surfingatwork

Send a letter to the NYCPD expressing your solidarity with the protesters and urging the police to exercise restraint. Also, tell them the world is watching. And thank them for all their hard work.

edit. Imagine what affect it would have if the police got 100,000,000 letters of support for the protesters. Edit. x2 It'd be hard for the media to dismiss all the protesters as wackos and hooligans with that outpouring of public support.

edit: Heres a link for their address: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/home/contact_information.shtml. Don't send anything offensive or dangerous.

 


epaulo13
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..from the forum

Organizers have appointed leaders?

Posted 15 hours ago by anonymous

Do we have block captains? I assume for 20,000 people we will have some sort of system to keep people organized?

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anonymous 1 points 39 minutes ago

i like this, no appointed leaders, makes sense....

anonymous 1 points 10 hours ago

Each group needs to be autonomous. Food will be delivered by bicycle to all people openly occupying wall street. We will spread blocks and blocks, through complete square miles of manhattan. We will be peaceful, and our message will be clear. We are America we are legion. And we are occupying wall street.

We the peole, demand a new order for this country. We are fed up with wall street banks running this country. We are fed up wars that never end, that only make money for the military.

We are fed up with a fiscal policy that tirelessly promotes growth and inflation ahead of sustainability. Do we need growth? Do we need CEOs and boards of directors? Do we need banks making billions of dollars in profit, providing no tangible output of work, meanwhile paying $0 is taxes, meanwhile laying of workers for short term profits?

To the op, we don't need block captains. We are 30 mil dissatisfied Americans ready to speak the truth. We will nonviolently spread across manhattan, occupying wall street, and we will change the future of Ameirca.

anonymous 1 points 14 hours ago

There won't be block captains. It was also decided that there would not be marshals at the occupation in order to prevent a hierarchy from developing. However there will be General Assembly's going on for people to participate in and information from the Comms team about what is going on will be available.

anonymous 1 points 8 hours ago

true democracy will unfold in the streets

https://occupywallst.org/forum/organizers-have-appointed-leaders/

 


epaulo13
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#occupywallstreet will begin @12pm at Bowling Green Park, NYC

Posted 1 hour ago by anonymous

Music, arts, and orientation guides will greet you at 12pm in Bowling Green Park on Saturday. Bowling Green Park is in the financial district of Manhattan. More details soon.


epaulo13
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#OCCUPYWALLSTREET in Four Days

What will happen this Saturday when thousands of us descend on Lower Manhattan and start walking toward Wall Street?

13 Sep 2011

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If the police try to stop us, how will we respond?

This is what happened in Madrid last month when the Spanish government tried to stop people from gathering in the Puerta del Sol, site of the people's encampment:

"All day long, 300 police officers kept the square hermetically sealed off, even closing the Sol metro station – one of the largest and most important in the city … When the protesters realized they couldn't take the square, they quickly dissolved into a dozen side-streets and regrouped on a number of key locations … For hours now, protesters have been blocking all the main traffic arteries in the city center … Tens of thousands of indignados have brought Madrid to a complete standstill in a spontaneous and defiant bid to reclaim Puerta del Sol … The mass protest is now reported to be headed back towards Sol for a second time, in another attempt to take back the square."

 


epaulo13
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Legal Fact Sheet Occupy Wall Street: Legal Information

If you are participating in actions on or following September 17 related to Occupy Wall Street, you might want to familiarize yourself with the following legal information:...

http://www.nycga.net/?page_id=226

epaulo13
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Hey President Obama!

Are you ready for our one demand?

Adbusters , 15 Sep 2011

Dear patriots, rabble-rousers, revolutionaries,

On Saturday thousands of us will occupy Wall Street. We will wave our signs, unfurl our banners, beat our drums, chant our slogans … and then we'll get down to business and hold several people's assemblies to decide what our "one demand" will be.

Shall we demand that President Obama reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act; outlaw flash trading; impose a 1% tax on all financial transactions?

These are good ideas but not very energizing.

How about we demand the revocation of corporate personhood?...


2dawall
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Revoking corporate personhood might catch to a larger crowd if it is noticed and if your group can make it to Sunday or Monday but I am not placing any bets.


epaulo13
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..the battle for seattle began as a call out on line. there were no leaders. no one knew if it would ever come together. it was to begin on a friday evening where we would gather at a hall to hear people speak. i went there from vancouver. maude barlow came on stage and looked out a the crowd and said "we made it" and everyone broke out into applause and cheers. the place was overflowing with more than 1000 people. the result was the WTO agreement was derailed.

..so you see it can happen!

 


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Has anyone else read Nick Fillmore's take on this? I cannot say I agree with everything he says (e.g. NDP, etc) but he has a point about the current effectiveness of demonstrations as not reaching ordinary people.

 

 

Take tomorrow's (September 17th) planned protest, Occupy Wall Street, in New York.

Adbusters magazine of Vancouver was the first to call for a day of action to protest the power concentrated on Wall Street.

The protest has the important long-term goal of ending private control of American's financial system. They want publicly-owned, non-profit banks established in every state. While this obviously won't happen, at least not now, it is important to introduce the public to such concepts.

Thousands of people are expected to march on America's main financial district, as well as on financial districts in Paris, London, Brussels, etc.

But it's all pretty loosey-goosey.

"If the police block us temporarily from occupying Wall Street", said their most recent Tactical Briefing, "then let's turn all of lower Manhattan into our Tahrir Square. Let's sing our songs in the lobby of Goldman Sachs and in Chase Manhattan Plaza... .

"Bring signs, flowers, food and a revolutionary mood ... and a commitment to absolute nonviolence in the Gandhian tradition." They admit that "anything can and will happen." Okay, but will this event have a positive impact on the hugely important cause of bringing the all-powerful banks to their knees?

No, it won't.

First of all, there's no specific achievable goal behind the demonstration.

I can't guess how many people will show up, but if even 5,000 enthusiastic radical types block Wall Street-even on a Saturday when the financial markets are shut down-I imagine the New York police will be pissed!

The likelihood of violence-perhaps a police riot, where agitated red-neck officers come unglued-seems more than possible to me. Unfortunately, the whole event is likely to just annoy the people who could perhaps make a difference-people who have money in banks.

 

 

http://canadiandimension.com/articles/4163/


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Subsequently other demonstrations were closed off, closed down by the security forces. The enemy adapted (developed a learning curve); our potential, possible allies have not.

epaulo13 wrote:

..the battle for seattle began as a call out on line. there were no leaders. no one knew if it would ever come together. it was to begin on a friday evening where we would gather at a hall to hear people speak. i went there from vancouver. maude barlow came on stage and looked out a the crowd and said "we made it" and everyone broke out into applause and cheers. the place was overflowing with more than 1000 people. the result was the WTO agreement was derailed.

..so you see it can happen!

 


epaulo13
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..i don't understand your point. and i don't understand why your against this action. you've questioned it from the 1st time you posted in this thread. can you explain, please.


2dawall
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Well have you read Nick Fillmore's piece? It seems that semi-formed ideas about demonstrations bother me. I think organizing should evolve especially with a learning curve with adaptation to make things more effective.

 I appreciate your energy and enthusiasm but I am not confident of the event itself.

I think way too many things that the Left does are too semi-organized, that not enough thought is put in, that responses are too knee jerk, too cliche.

I also do not like the symbology; the post Adbusters put together is too 'niche', too directed toward a particular post-modernist arts crowd. The Left is too distant from the rest of the population.

Yes I have questioned it - that should not be a problem. We should be open to discuss the effectiveness of anything - too much of what is done seem rote repetition.

Others should put their four cents in here (inflation on two cents).


epaulo13
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2dawall

..i agree there is no problem in questioning the action. i wanted to understand why you didn't and i have an idea now.

quote: (my bold)

In other parts of the world, where neo-liberal policies and uncontrolled market speculation have hit ordinary people hard, there are dozens of huge demonstrations and protests. But in North America, most people have been conditioned to disapprove of protests.

In Canada, following the May victory of the Harper Conservatives, it has been extremely disappointing that large and small progressive and liberal minded organizations—all the way from the Council of Canadian to labour groups to Greenpeace—did not come together to develop strategies to try to slow down the backward march of Stephen Harper.

http://canadiandimension.com/articles/4163/

..fillmore is being kind when he talks about groups not coming together since the election. this has been going on for more than a decade. there are these pieces that i have posted on babble that speak to what has been happening..yet nary a discusion took place.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=25275

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=25660

posted here:

http://rabble.ca/babble/canadian-politics/economic-and-social-crisis-canada-assault-public-services

..i see this not as just a demo but part of a larger movement towards direct democracy. of course they are not going to change the economic system tomorrow or the next day. what the have is the inspiration, the idea the way forward. gather together publicly and make decisions. this needs to be supported.

..a larger discussion does need to take place but not in this thread. this thread is for looking at the internal processes and maybe realizing that it can take place anywhere, anytime. from a grassroots point of view. at least this is why i started it.

 


epaulo13
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..it's hard to get any good info on what is going on but here is a link to a live stream.

http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution

..eta:

http://anonymous-worldwide.blogspot.com/


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Where to Order Food to Help the Occupation

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Several people have asked: if I can't make it to New York City for the occupation, but still want to help, what can I do?

One of many answers is to support those who are at the occupation on Wall Street by calling various delivery places in the area and having food sent to the site. Not only will you be providing food to hungry people, you will also be supporting local establishments as opposed to corporate chains. A list has been compiled of several pizzerias, health food places, and delis around the occupation area from which you can call and order food. The list can be found at here.


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Middle Class Death Watch  -  by David Degraw

http://ampedstatus.org/middle-class-death-watch

"Downward mobility from the middle class: waking up from the American dream.."

Why occupy Wall St...


Bec.De.Corbin
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Wow! This event didn't even make the front of Rabble's web page... WTF?


epaulo13
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quote:

It looks like there is possibly over 1,000 people back out in the Zuccotti Park. As more people join the group throughout the day, numbers can only go up from here. We all hope that by the end of the day, more people are willing to stay the night then last night. A little over 300 people slept in the Park last night. Let's make it at least 500-1,000 tonight!

http://anonymous-worldwide.blogspot.com/

earlier this morning:

Everyone in NYC in Zuccotti Park is staying strong and are keeping at it. They are continuing to be peaceful. The owner of the land is allowing them to stay on the land, regardless of what the authority says. The owner of the land said they can stay if they are peaceful. That's what they are doing, and continue to do. The law enforcement and Fire Department are trying to get them out of the area, but are not allowed to do anything about it.


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..pics from yesterday

http://true-freedom.tumblr.com/

 

 


epaulo13
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A Message From Occupied Wall Street

We Occupy Wall Street

This is the first communiqué from the 99 percent. We are occupying Wall Street.

On September 17th, 2011, approximately 2,000 of us marched on the Financial District. At twelve noon, a detachment of us marched on the head of Wall Street and formed a spontaneous blockade, prompting the New York Police Department to threaten arrest. Speakers including the Reverend Billy Talen of the Church of Stop Shopping, and actress Rosanne Barr spoke on the steps of the American Indian Smithsonian Museum to the crowd, which included conscious rappers Lupe Fiasco and Immortal Technique.

Over 1,000 of us marched from Bowling Green Park amid heavy police presence, across the Financial District and chanting “Wall Street is our street” and “power to the people, not to the banks.” Many stayed at One Liberty Plaza, where later in the evening a meal was served and water was distributed. Song, dance, puppetry, and other art added cheer across the plaza.

Two thousand strong, we held a general assembly, based upon a consensus-driven decision-making process. Decisions were made for the group to occupy One Liberty Plaza in the Wall Street corridor through the evening, bedding down in sleeping bags and donated blankets. By 7 AM ET Sunday morning, we still held the plaza under constant police presence. Another assembly is scheduled for 10 AM ET today.

We speak as one. All of our decisions, from our choices to march on Wall Street to our decision to camp at One Liberty Plaza were decided through a consensus process by the group, for the group.


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So far, ala Wisconsin, the MSM is not covering this. 

But they will give wall to wall coverage of an obscure pastor with a handfull of followers who burns the Qur'an.


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epaulo13
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..as i write i am listening to a discussion on what the group will do tomorrow am. someone has proposed to go to wall street. another spoke of doing outreach in the new york boroughs thus increasing their numbers. this person also spoke of not splitting off but remaining together if they are to commit civil disobedience.

..great discussions going on. they have done it! they have navigated the nypd who were clearly ready to crush them at the 1st opportunity. serious limitations have been put on them. the police said no signs. they have said no amplification. to deal with this when someone speaks the people who have heard repeat what was said so all could hear..line by line. awesome to listen to. they vote on everything!

http://anonymous-worldwide.blogspot.com/

 


epaulo13
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In the past 2 days, #occupywallstreet has been tweeted over 1.3 million times! But this is all over the world, not just in New York. Get the word out to the people that can join the cause, right in Zuccotti Park!


epaulo13
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Sunday, Sep 18, 2011 18:19 ET

A real Wall Street takeover threat Hundreds of the young and disenfranchised settle into lower Manhattan to send a message to Wall Street -- and Obama

The hundreds of young people who converged on the New York Stock Exchange this weekend are calling their demonstration against Wall Street greed an "American Tahrir Square." While they have a long way to go before they create the tremors that brought down the Mubarak regime, their passion was clearly on display on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan....

http://www.salon.com/news/wall_street/index.html?story=/politics/feature/2011/09/18/wallstreet

epaulo13
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General Assembly Minutes 9/17/11 Posted on September 17, 2011 by NYCGA

Summery:

After meeting in Zuccotti park there were mini break out assembly leading up to a the main General Assembly.
There was a discusstion about the process of the General Assembly....


epaulo13
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...great pics
The day the people took back Wall Street — in pictures

http://roarmag.org/2011/09/the-day-the-people-took-back-wall-street-in-p...


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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/09/19/1018209/--OCCUPYWALLST-I-Am-HERE-ACTION-ALERT!!-This-is-What-YOU-Can-Do-Right-Now!!-Updated-x2

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FOOD & WATER:

Nearby delis and pizzerias WILL deliver to the park. Liberato's Pizzeria SOLD OUT on Sunday night, after delivering 100+ pies! At least 25 came from Anonymous, and had messages written in black marker, presumably from the pizzeria themselves. [confirmed reports of pizza orders coming in from all over the world!]
Liberato's Pizzeria - 17 Cedar St. -- (212)344-3464

"Anonymous Loves You!" -- It was a fun thing to see last night, and it re-energized the group. Please continue to support Liberato's, as we already have a working relationship with them. The owner also spoke by bullhorn last night at approx. 8pm. It was carried on LiveStream, and is recorded if you want to view here.

Here is a list of the closest delis. If you explain you want them delivered to the park, they will come. There is already some good will between local businesses. Please consider sending gallon jugs of water or sodas.

Panini & Co Bread - 115 Broadway, (212) 732-3110
Champs Deli - 30 Broad, (212) 363-2100
Charly's Deli - 110 Trinity Pl, (212) 566-0006 <-- 24 HOUR DELIVERY!

FIRST AID:

I have spoken to several pharmacies and found an independently owned business who WILL deliver by CC to Zucotti Park. Please consider calling in an order of any size, even a $20 donation could make a difference. I have CONFIRMED they will deliver by CC, even without the cardholder present.

Kings Pharmacy - 5 Hudson St. -- 8AM to 8PM -- (212) 791-3100

Suggested items:
Ibuprofen
Band Aids
Hand sanitizer
Baby wipes or Sani Hands
Baby powder
Neosporin
Female products
Lip Balm or vaseline
Chewing gum [everyone loves candy!]
Ponchos [it may rain on Wednesday]


epaulo13
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The call to occupy Wall Street resonates around the world

We need deeper changes to our financial system, or tent cities of people angry at corporate greed will keep appearing

On Saturday 17 September, many of us watched in awe as 5,000 Americans descended on to the financial district of lower Manhattan, waved signs, unfurled banners, beat drums, chanted slogans and proceeded to walk towards the "financial Gomorrah" of the nation. They vowed to "occupy Wall Street" and to "bring justice to the bankers", but the New York police thwarted their efforts temporarily, locking down the symbolic street with barricades and checkpoints....

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/sep/19/occupy-wa...


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