NYC Labor Against the War: 10.21 OWS Report: 99%

NYC Labor Against the War
10.21 Occupy Wall Street Report:

99%


Verizon workers marching to OWS

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‘But it’s this year’s drama in Tahrir Square (acknowledged with an Egyptian flag at the London camp) that has given it such evocative power. And while the 1990s anti-capitalist globalisation protests took place at a time of boom and speculative frenzy, today’s occupations are targeting a global capitalism in the deepest crisis.’
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OWS-NYC: UPDATE 

Anti-Wall St. protesters march with Verizon workers
Anti-Wall Street protesters joined Verizon Communications workers on Friday in a march to denounce corporate greed as the company and 45,000 employees negotiate a new labor contract. The march by about 500 people to a Verizon store in Lower Manhattan coincided with the top U.S. mobile provider reporting a third-quarter profit of $1.38 billion, more than double its profit for the same quarter last year. Support from unions across the United States has helped boost the ranks of the Occupy Wall Street movement against economic inequality, which began five weeks ago and sparked protests nationwide and globally.
http://in.news.yahoo.com/anti-wall-street-protesters-march-verizon-workers-223543202.html

Princeton Professor, Manhattan Reverend Among Those Arrested In “Stop-And-Frisk” Protest
Among those handcuffed were Princeton professor Cornel West and Reverend Stephen Phelps of Riverside Church. Some “Occupy Wall Street” protesters also took part. Organizers say stop-and-frisk is illegal and singles out minorities. “It is a racist practice, and it really needs to stop. People need to stand up,” said one protester.
http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/149389/princeton-professor–manhattan-reverend-among-those-arrested-in–stop-and-frisk–protest

Despite attacks, national conference unites Students for Justice in Palestine
Hundreds of student activists from dozens of colleges and universities across the US are expanding the grassroots movements for Palestine solidarity activism despite aggressive smear campaigns by pro-Israel groups. . . . And at night, organizers headed down to the Occupy Wall Street encampment in New York’s financial district to address a general assembly.
http://electronicintifada.net/content/despite-attacks-national-conference-unites-students-justice-palestine/10511#.TqH-6XGnpEV

Occupy Wall St. latest field trip destination for local students getting schooled on civil rights

‎”Bringing them here is about teaching them about this movement, and making that link to the civil rights movement of the 1960s . …This seemed like a beautiful, organic way to show them what a civil rights movement means.”
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/occupy_wall_street/2011/10/21/2011-10-21_kids_get_lesson_in_civil_rights.html

Sun., 10.22: Occupy the Bronx
On October 22nd, HISTORY in the Bronx continues to be made. “Occupy The Bronx” will hold a peaceful demonstration, representing the 99% of humanity. There are numerous causes being fought for, all spearheaded by a single principle…THE PEOPLE’s VOICE MUST BE HEARD. October 22nd, we will gather again at Fordham Plaza.
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=231920386862671

Sat., 10.28: Existence is Resistance Kuffeya Day at Occupy Wall Street
‎In solidarity with the people of Palestine, we are asking that on Oct. 28th everyone come to Liberty Plaza wearing their Kuffeya. EIR will be on site silk screening shirts for a $2 donation.
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=274632612568909

BEYOND OWS: U.S. 

Sat., 10.21: Chicago: The Occupation Will Continue!
Tomorrow Occupy Chicago will make a stand! Reach out to your friends, family, colleagues, organizations that you belong to, universities, representatives, and all others, and tell them to come be a part of history.
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=270261209685964

Teachers join Occupy L.A. movement with march | abc7.com
“It’s just the energy of all the groups coming together, and this is a chance for everybody to come together and realize we’re all part of the same thing,” said retired LAUSD teacher Tim Doherty. “The problems are all the same. It’s just that each group’s got to realize you’re part of this too.”
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news%2Flocal%2Flos_angeles&id=8396026

Radio host broadcast on NPR fired over involvment with Occupy Wall Street-like protests
‎”I don’t cover news. In none of the shows that I do, do I cover the news,” she told the AP. “What is NPR afraid I’ll do? Insert a seditious comment into a synopsis of `Madame Butterfly?’”
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/10/20/2011-10-20_radio_host_broadcast_on_npr_fired_over_involvment_with_occupy_wall_streetlike_pr.html

Alabama Workers Meet Harsh Immigration Law with Wildcats | Labor Notes
As immigrants wage the uphill battle to reclaim the most basic of human rights, they too are among the 99 percent.
http://labornotes.org/2011/10/alabama-workers-meet-harsh-immigration-law-wildcats

Auto Workers Approve Ford Contract after Hard Sell | Labor Notes
“How can the union in one breath support things like Occupy Wall Street but at the same time let the corporations take windfall profits and not get us a raise?”
http://labornotes.org/blogs/2011/10/auto-workers-approve-ford-contract-after-hard-sell

BEYOND OWS: INTERNATIONAL 

AUSTRALIA: Occupy Melbourne: evicted but victorious
This is an opportunity to take things forward. In New York, the Occupy movement got a shot in the arm from similar police action. Mass arrests and assaults galvanised broader layers of the public, who had shown sympathy and passive support for the protests, into action to defend the encampment. The workers’ movement got right behind it and it took off. With a bit of luck, and a lot of outreach work, we might be able to get more people involved in the coming days here as well.
http://www.sa.org.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=7106%3Aoccupy-melbourne-evicted-but-victorious

CHINA: Occupy Wall St gets too close
Now that the protests have spread around the world and appear to be morphing into a movements against many things including ruthless capitalism, corruption, inequality and the arrogance of power, China’s rulers have apparently decided that this is getting too close to home.
http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2011/10/21/china-occupy-wall-st-gets-too-close-to-home/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed#axzz1bPueBU5t

EGYPT: VIDEO – Protesters march on Maspero, call for overthrowing SCAF يا طنطاوي لم هدومك قبل ماندخل
Hundreds marched on Thursday night from the High Court, in Ramses, through downtown Cairo streets, ending in Maspero, where the State TV is located, denouncing the sectarian massacre perpetrated by the Egyptian army against (mostly) Coptic protesters on 9 October, 2011.
http://www.arabawy.org/2011/10/21/fuck-tantawi-11/

GREECE: ΠΟΥΛΗΜΕΝΟΙ ΠΟΥΛΗΜΕΝΟΙ ΑΛΛΗ ΣΤΡΑΤΑ ΔΕ ΣΑΣ ΜΕΝΕΙ
Hundreds of thousands protesters. The biggest strike and workers demonstration since the fall of junta (1974).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onYsFjVtXdE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

PAKISTAN: Occupy wave reaches Pakistan | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal
Left-wing political parties, trade unions, social activists and student groups at a press conference in the Labour Party office invited people to join them in an Occupy Lahore anti-capitalist camp at 1 pm, Nasir Bagh, on October 22.
http://links.org.au/node/2553

PALESTINE: More than 160 Palestinian children remain behind Israeli bars
In 2010, on average 250 children were in detention each month, and in 2009 the monthly average reached 300.
http://electronicintifada.net/content/more-160-palestinian-children-remain-behind-israeli-bars/10508

YEMEN: Exclusive: Nobel Laureate Tawakkul Karman on the Struggle for Women’s Rights, Democracy in Yemen
This is what the Arab Spring, or Arab revolution, showed. The women in the Arab nations were—actually showed its real face. It was not the image that they were showing about the women in our nations. Now our women are the leaders, not only political leaders, but also leaders that lead in every single front, and they are part of the main leaders of the revolution. And therefore, you can see that the rulers are afraid from women.’
http://www.democracynow.org/2011/10/21/exclusive_nobel_laureate_tawakkul_karman_on

 

CONTEXT & ANALYSIS 

Occupy Wall Street and labor movement forming uneasy alliance
“There’s no way that people are going to be led by the unions into becoming focused on elections,” she said. The activists “really feel that that has been unsuccessful.”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/occupy-wall-street-and-labor-movement-forming-uneasy-alliance/2011/10/19/gIQAkxo80L_story.html

The police are not on our side

The police demonstrate the side they take with every truncheon blow against protesters from New York to Athens.
http://www.sa.org.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=7101%3Athe-police-are-not-on-our-side&Itemid=603

The Occupy movement has lit a fire for real change
But it’s this year’s drama in Tahrir Square (acknowledged with an Egyptian flag at the London camp) that has given it such evocative power. And while the 1990s anti-capitalist globalisation protests took place at a time of boom and speculative frenzy, today’s occupations are targeting a global capitalism in the deepest crisis.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/oct/19/occupy-movement-fire-for-change

Socialism in the Arab world
Socialist ideas have had an enormous influence in the Middle East, and can return to the fore once again.
http://www.sa.org.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=7102%3Asocialism-in-the-arab-world&Itemid=411

GENERAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES 

OccupyStream – All Occupy Wall Street Streams and IRC – Live Revolution
http://www.occupystream.com/

Occupy Together

Welcome to OCCUPY TOGETHER, an unofficial hub for all of the events springing up across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall St.
http://www.occupytogether.org/

We Are the 99 Percent
Brought to you by the people who occupy wall street. Why will YOU occupy?
http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/

Legal
PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY: If you are arrested at an Occupy Event, call the National Lawyers Guild: New York City: (212) 679-6018 Los Angeles: (323) 696-2299 Washington, DC: (202) 957 2445 Chicago: (773) 309-1198 San Francisco: (415) 285-1011 New Orleans: (504) 875-0019 Baltimore: (410) 205-2850 Minnesota: (612) 656-9108 Michigan: (313) 963-0843 Portland: (503) 902-5340 Boston: (617) 227-7335 Pennsylvania & Delaware: (267) 702-4654 Idaho: (208) 991-4324 Be very sure to write the applicable phone number in PERMANENT marker somewhere concealed on your body, protected from the elements. Do NOT assume you will be able to retrieve the number from a phone or a notebook. It is very likely you will be stripped of all your belongings.

What To Do If You’re Arrested at an Occupy Protest – Disorderly Conduct Laws
http://disorderlyconductlaws.com/arrested-occupy-protest/

OccupyWallStreet
The resistance continues at Liberty Square and Nationwide!
http://occupywallst.org/

Donate Money to #occupywallstreet
http://nycga.cc/donate/

NYC General Assembly
The Official Website of the GA at #OccupyWallStreet
http://nycga.cc/

People of Color / #OccupyWallStreet
Created in response to the lack of racial diversity at #OccupyWallStreet with the purpose of developing critical consciousness within the movement and extending its reach to include those most affected by the current crisis. It is open to all who identify as people of color.
http://pococcupywallstreet.tumblr.com/

Occupy Wall St.: Immediate Needs
Comfort Committee’s Current NEEDS: thermal wear (especially smaller sizes), blankets, toiletries (especially toothpaste), hats & gloves, towels for showers We do NOT need more ponchos or space blankets. All donations can be sent to: The UPS Store Re: Occupy Wall Street 118A Fulton St. #205 New York, NY 10038
https://www.facebook.com/OccupyWallSt/posts/213285578739214

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