Monthly Archives: October 2011

NYC Labor Against the War: 10.31 OWS Report: Stand With Oakland

NYC Labor Against the War
10.31 Occupy Wall Street Report:
Stand With Oakland

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‘The Labor Outreach Committee of Occupy Wall Street is calling for a national day of action on November 2nd in solidarity with Occupy Oakland and in defense of the Occupy movement nationally. We urge students, labor, the unemployed and all members of the 99% to take action on that day to send a message that our movement will not be silenced.’
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OAKLAND: NOV. 2 GENERAL STRIKE 

List of Endorsements for the Nov 2 General Strike
Here is a continually updated list of endorsements and support statements.
http://www.occupyoakland.org/2011/10/list-of-endorsements/

Occupy Oakland plans general strike
The strike has received support from local labor leaders and union members. Unions had yet voted to officially support the strike but organizers said they expect a high level of participation, the Tribune reported.
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/10/31/Occupy-Oakland-plans-general-strike/UPI-34351320049800/?spt=hs&or=tn

Occupy Oakland, city brace for general strike
City officials and department heads are Advertisement working on logistical plans for Wednesday’s strike, which some have estimated could involve 10,000 people, including members of the SEIU, the city’s largest labor union, as well as several other labor groups.  The protesters also plan to disrupt the night shift at the Port of Oakland.’
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_19231759

Oakland Education Association
OEA Executive Board endorsed Occupy Oakland’s November 2 “General Strike/Mass Day of Action.”
https://sites.google.com/a/oaklandea.org/oea/

Unions standing in solidarity with Occupy Oakland’s Nov. 2 Day of Action
The Alameda Labor Council and California Labor Federation are standing in solidarity with Occupy Oakland’s Nov. 2 Day of Action. In a message to activists, Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Josie Camacho says working families are, “inspired by the spirit of the fight against Wall Street.”
http://blog.aflcio.org/2011/10/31/unions-stand-with-occupy-movement-in-oakland-and-nationwide/

SOLDIERS IN REVOLT 

Occupy Oakland: Scott Olsen gives ‘thumbs-up’ to messages of support
Scott Olsen, the Iraq war veteran injured during police attempts to clear Occupy Oakland on Tuesday, has given a sign of appreciation for the wave of goodwill shown by fellow protesters across the US.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/31/occupy-oakland-scott-olsen-thumbs-up

Occupy Veterans Movement Growing
Two of the highest-profile protesters — each from opposite ends of the country — had served in wars. Last week, the world watched as bleeding, dazed 24-year-old Marine Scott Olsen was carried away by fellow protesters after he was struck in the head by an object apparently fired by an Oakland police officer. And before that, Marine Sgt. Shamar Thomas was captured on video confronting a group of New York police officers he said had been too rough with protesters.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/occupy-veterans-movement-growing/story?id=14848003

Marine, Navy, Army and Airforce Vets and Police Vow to Protect Innocent Protesters
As of today, OccupyMarines, Occupy Police, Occupy Navy, Occupy Airforce, and Occupy Army have formed to protect the people against police brutality.
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/10/marine-navy-army-and-airforce-vets-and-police-vow-to-protect-innocent-protesters.html

The Military Law Task Force » Blog Archive » Legal support for servicemembers, reservists and vets
Legal support for servicemembers, reservists and veterans participating in Occupy Wall Street actions.
http://nlgmltf.org/library/legal-support-for-servicemembers-reservists-and-veterans-participating-in-occupy-wall-street-actions/

STAND WITH OAKLAND: 11.2 NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION 

Endorse OWS Labor Outreach Call for 11.2 National Day of Action
The Labor Outreach Committee of Occupy Wall Street is calling for a national day of action on November 2nd in solidarity with Occupy Oakland and in defense of the Occupy movement nationally. We urge students, labor, the unemployed and all members of the 99% to take action on that day to send a message that our movement will not be silenced. To endorse, email november2endorse@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=175965405823878
http://workersoccupy.tumblr.com/post/12062354461/november-2nd-national-day-of-action-in-solidarity-with

Coming up on Wednesday: we’re marching in New York in solidarity with Occupy Oakland General Assembly call to action
4PM – Student Convergence at Washington Square Park
5PM – Gathering at Liberty Plaza
6PM – March
Hope to see you there.
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=175965405823878

OWS-NYC CALENDAR 

Tues, Nov. 1: STOP “Stop and Frisk” Goes to Brooklyn
Shut down 73rd Precinct in Brownsville.
http://nov1action.org/

Weds., 11.2: Endorse OWS Labor Outreach Call for National Day of Action
The Labor Outreach Committee of Occupy Wall Street is calling for a national day of action on November 2nd in solidarity with Occupy Oakland and in defense of the Occupy movement nationally. We urge students, labor, the unemployed and all members of the 99% to take action on that day to send a message that our movement will not be silenced. To endorse, email november2endorse@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=175965405823878
http://workersoccupy.tumblr.com/post/12062354461/november-2nd-national-day-of-action-in-solidarity-with

Fri., 11.18: Rally and Friday Prayers – Stop NYPD and CIA Repression

We are part of the fabric of this great country and we must take our place in the movement for civil rights; we must act to protect our rights and the rights of all Americans to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness!
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181427261941952

OCCUPY U.S. 

Occupy protesters are arrested in Texas and Oregon
Dozens of anti-greed protesters were arrested Sunday in Texas, where they clashed with police over food tables, and in Oregon, where officers dragged them out of a park in an affluent neighborhood.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-occupy-arrests-20111031,0,4578477.story

ATLANTA: Occupy Atlanta Group criticizes mayor, vows to remain here
Members of the Occupy Atlanta movement, sympathizers of the much publicized Occupy Wall Street movement, on Saturday criticized Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s actions that removed the protest group’s overnight encampments from downtown Atlanta’s Woodruff Park earlier this week.
http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/occupy-atlanta-group-criticizes-1212652.html

D.C.: March: Verizon Workers are the 99%
Occupy Wall Street supports our struggle — they have joined our info picket lines and leafleted at VZ Wireless stores. They are heeding our call not to upgrade to Apple’s iPhone4S on Verizon’s network until Verizon and Verizon Wireless stop trying to downgrade our jobs.
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=285286131492362

MADISON: Wisconsinites march for Scott Olsen and the protesters of Occupy Oakland
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4uvhi4Vujk&feature=share&fb_source=message

NASHVILLE: State Concedes Defeat For Now in Occupy Nashville Battle; Judge Bans More Arrests
‘In a surprise victory for Occupy Nashville today, the state of Tennessee declined to defend the governor’s crackdown on protesters at Legislative Plaza and accepted a court order banning more arrests—at least for now. Federal Judge Aleta Trauger said she’d already decided to issue her temporary restraining order anyway, even if the state opposed it.
http://www.nashvillescene.com/pitw/archives/2011/10/31/state-concedes-defeat-in-occupy-nashville-battle-judge-bans-more-arrests

RICHMOND: Police use bulldozers to break up Occupy Richmond
Virginia State Police brought in bulldozers at about 1 a.m. Monday morning to clear out an encampment of Occupy Richmond protesters.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/10/31/police-use-bulldozers-to-break-up-occupy-richmond/

ROCHESTER: Labor federation president condemns Occupy Rochester arrests
“We demand in the strongest possible terms that Mayor Richards reverse his directive and order his troops to stand down,” Bertolone’s statement continued. “Local ordinances for the public’s property, such as trespassing or parade permit laws, cannot be allowed to deny the rights of of Americans to peaceably exercise their first amendment rights.”
http://www.brightonpittsfordpost.com/latestnews/x1535089010/Labor-federation-president-condemns-Occupy-Rochester-arrests

SAN FRANCISCO: 1000 Americans Spell Out “TAX THE 1%” on San Francisco Beach
Over 1000 Americans laid their bodies down on a San Francisco beach to spell out “TAX THE 1%.” The latest protest since occupy Wall Street.
http://www.humanbannersf.com/tax-the-1-percent/

SAN DIEGO: Occupy San Diego Holds Freedom Plaza
In spite of the 51 arrests early Friday morning, Occupy San Diego managed to hold the Civic Center Plaza, what some young people are calling ‘Freedom Plaza,” through the night and into Saturday morning.
http://obrag.org/?p=48071

SEATTLE: Teachers join the Occupy Seattle movement
The teachers’ union decided to endorse Occupy Seattle’s decision to camp at Seattle Central after Governor Gregoire announced additional 15 percent cut to the community college budget. “We`re seeing public schools being turned into charter schools,“ Rutzick said. “We are seeing funding taken away from education, and it`s time to start reinvesting in our kids, In our schools.”
http://www.myfoxspokane.com/news/kcpq-teachers-join-the-occupy-seattle-movement-20111029,0,2209888.story

BEYOND OWS: INTERNATIONAL 

AFGHANSTAN: U.S. had advance warning of abuse at Afghan prisons, officials say
Despite the warnings, the United States continued to transfer detainees to Afghan intelligence service custody, the officials said. Even as other countries stopped handing over detainees to problematic facilities, the U.S. government did not.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/us-had-advance-warning-of-abuse-at-afghan-prisons-officials-say/2011/10/21/gIQA7Dg2VM_story.html

EGYPT: Lauren Unger-Geoffroy: Dispatches From Cairo: Torture in Post-Mubarak Egypt – Truthdig
Egyptians sympathize with and are supportive of all people seeking freedom from corruption and injustice. They are heartbroken for Syria’s torment, they worry about Yemen and Morocco, hope things will be OK in Libya. Also, their hearts are with the Occupy protests in the United States.
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/dispatches_from_cairo_torture_in_post-mubarak_egypt_20111030/

PAKISTAN: Occupy Lahore rally
The Occupy Lahore: Anti-Capitalist camp opened on Saturday with over 800 people from different social movements and trade unions across Lahore and Punjab.
http://www.youtube.com/embed/XznyJyrqCf0?hl=en&fs=1

PALESTINE: Israel’s cruel practice of isolation of prisoners should be banned
‎Recently released political prisoner Aweidah Kollab suffers mental and physical effects of 24 years in Israeli prison, 12 of them in solitary confinement.
http://electronicintifada.net/blog/adri-nieuwhof/israels-cruel-practice-isolation-prisoners-should-be-banned#.Tq8j3XGAHNU

GENERAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES 

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

Occupy Together

Welcometo 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/

Reports of Occupy everywhere
socialistworker.org/2011/10/25/reports-of-occupy-everywhere

Legal
PLEASECIRCULATE 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) 991-4324Be 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 #OccupyWallStreetwith 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
https://www.facebook.com/OccupyWallSt/posts/213285578739214

NYC Labor Against the War: 10.30 OWS Report: Countdown to 11.2

NYC Labor Against the War
10.30 Occupy Wall Street Report:
Countdown to 11.2


STAND WITH OAKLAND 

Blockade Port of Oakland During Nov 2 General Strike – Occupy Oakland
On Wednesday, November 2nd as part of the Oakland General Strike, we will march on the Port of Oakland and shut it down. We will converge at 5pm at 14th and Broadway and march to the port to shut it down before the 7pm night shift.
http://www.occupyoakland.org/2011/10/blockade-port-of-oakland-during-nov-2-general-strike/

Endorse OWS Labor Outreach Call for 11.2 National Day of Action
The Labor Outreach Committee of Occupy Wall Street is calling for a national day of action on November 2nd in solidarity with Occupy Oakland and in defense of the Occupy movement nationally. We urge students, labor, the unemployed and all members of the 99% to take action on that day to send a message that our movement will not be silenced. To endorse, email november2endorse@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=175965405823878
http://workersoccupy.tumblr.com/post/12062354461/november-2nd-national-day-of-action-in-solidarity-with

Make a donation to Scott Olsen
To donate to the Scott Olsen support fund, fill in your information below. Donations to Scott will appear as a charge to “Democracy In Action” on your credit card statement.
https://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5966/p/salsa/web/common/public/content?content_item_KEY=9491

National Guardsman Supports Occupy Wall Street 100%
An active-duty black National Guardsmen in uniform showed up in Liberty Plaza less than two days after Oakland police brutalized a U.S. marine Iraq war veteran.
http://dissidentvoice.org/2011/10/national-guardsman-supports-occupy-wall-street-100/

The Police Raid on Occupy Oakland Was Nothing New for This City
The projectiles police fired in clashes with protesters seriously injured a young Iraq war vet, Scott Olsen, which helped draw national outrage over the scale of force that police used. That sort of violent over-reaction and the tactics associated with it are, however, all too familiar in Oakland, where police have repeatedly responded to public protest with violence and have faced intense scrutiny for shooting unarmed suspects in black neighborhoods, in some cases fatally.
http://colorlines.com/archives/2011/10/the_police_raid_on_occupy_oakland_was_nothing_new_for_this_city.html

Police Violence Against Veterans: A Long and Painful Legacy
One need only search the words, “Bonus March,” for a bloody history lesson in how America treats its veterans demanding a fair shake from the 1%.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/10/29-4

OWS-NYC CALENDAR 

Weds., 11.2: Endorse OWS Labor Outreach Call for National Day of Action

The Labor Outreach Committee of Occupy Wall Street is calling for a national day of action on November 2nd in solidarity with Occupy Oakland and in defense of the Occupy movement nationally. We urge students, labor, the unemployed and all members of the 99% to take action on that day to send a message that our movement will not be silenced. To endorse, email november2endorse@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=175965405823878
http://workersoccupy.tumblr.com/post/12062354461/november-2nd-national-day-of-action-in-solidarity-with

Fri., 11.18: Rally and Friday Prayers – Stop NYPD and CIA Repression

We are part of the fabric of this great country and we must take our place in the movement for civil rights; we must act to protect our rights and the rights of all Americans to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness!
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181427261941952

BEYOND OWS: INTERNATIONAL 

AUSTRALIA: Unions Rally to Support Qantas Workers | Unions NSW
Unions NSW will co-ordinate a rally in support of Qantas workers at 12:30pm, Monday October 31 at the Ground Level of the Sydney International Airport Terminal.
http://council.labor.net.au/unions-news/unions-rally-support-qantas-workers

BAHRAIN: Female teacher re-arrest exposes human rights abuse as others recount torture
During her days in prison Jaleela later outlined what she calls “beatings” and sexual intimidation under threats of rape that lead her to making a forced confession of guilt before she received her first official day in court.
http://womennewsnetwork.net/2011/10/26/bahrain-female-teacher-re-arrest-exposes-human-rights-abuse/

EGYPT: Egypt military detains blogger over clashes
“He was arrested because the military are trying to find someone else to blame for the massacre that happened on the ninth of October. The truth is that we are actually accusing the military of causing the deaths of at least 27 people and the wounds of more than 100 peaceful protesters.”
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/10/20111030155530607652.html

PALESTINE: Israel launches fresh air strike in Gaza
Israel has launched a fresh air strike on Gaza east of Rafah in which two people have been reportedly killed and another civilian injured, raising the Palestinian death toll to 11.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/10/2011103012854318377.html

PALESTINE: Israeli ex-soldier faces prison over leaks
‎”The message that this sends to young soldiers is that if you see something illegal keep your mouth shut and do as you are told because if you talk about it your commanders will suffer no repercussions and you will go to jail.”
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/10/20111030113048320412.html

PALESTINE: Impact on Palestinian Workers under Israeli Occupation
It is time all world organisations decided to boycott all Israeli institutions implicated in the occupation and its practices, impose a military embargo on Israel, and end free trade agreements as long as Israel continues its occupation, denies the right of all Palestinian refugees to return to their homeland, keeps thousands of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, builds and maintains the apartheid wall and its settlements on our land.
http://www.stopthewall.org/impact-palestinian-workers-under-israeli-occupation

SUDAN: Students Stage Anti-Government Protest
‎”They were chanting ‘people are hungry’ and ‘people want the overthrow of the government.”
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2011/10/30/world/africa/international-us-sudan-protest.html?hp

OBAMA’S WARS 

U.S. Plans Post-Iraq Troop Increase in Persian Gulf
The Obama administration plans to bolster the American military presence in the Persian Gulf after it withdraws the remaining troops from Iraq this year, according to officials and diplomats. That repositioning could include new combat forces in Kuwait able to respond to a collapse of security in Iraq or a military confrontation with Iran.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/world/middleeast/united-states-plans-post-iraq-troop-increase-in-persian-gulf.html?_r=3&hp

The Real Cost Of U.S. In Libya? Two Billion Dollars Per Day. – Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/beltway/2011/03/28/the-real-cost-of-u-s-in-libya-two-billion-dollars-per-day/

Americans increasingly comparing Afghan war to Vietnam
63% of Americans are now opposed to the war. The deaths of yet more Americans in a conflict that has already cost the lives of more than 1,700 American soldiers is only likely to see support fall further. Indeed the poll showed that some 58% of Americans say that the conflict is now similar to the Vietnam war.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/29/us-public-opinion-afghanistan-war

GENERAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES 

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

Occupy Together

Welcometo 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/

Reports of Occupy everywhere
socialistworker.org/2011/10/25/reports-of-occupy-everywhere

Legal
PLEASECIRCULATE 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) 991-4324Be 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 #OccupyWallStreetwith 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
https://www.facebook.com/OccupyWallSt/posts/213285578739214

NYC Labor Against the War: 10.29 OWS Report: Nov. 2 Solidarity With

NYC Labor Against the War
10.29 Occupy Wall Street Report:

OWS Labor Committee Calls for
Nov. 2 Solidarity With Oakland


CALL TO ACTION

OWS Labor Outreach Committee Calls National Day of Action
The Labor Outreach Committee of Occupy Wall Street is calling for a national day of action on November 2nd in solidarity with Occupy Oakland and in defense of the Occupy movement nationally. We urge students, labor, the unemployed and all members of the 99% to take action on that day to send a message that our movement will not be silenced.
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=175965405823878
http://workersoccupy.tumblr.com/post/12062354461/november-2nd-national-day-of-action-in-solidarity-with

Video: Longshore Workers in Oakland Call for a General Strike
At Occupy Wall Street on Friday, 10/28/11, Jack Heyman announces the solidarity of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union with the Occupy Oakland’s call for a General Strike on November 2 in response to the police violence against protesters in Oakland.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdoyw5PhzJc

CA Nurses Call for Long-Term Sites for Occupy Oakland and Occupy SF | National Nurses United
In the aftermath of Oakland’s raid of the peaceful Occupy Oakland encampment Tuesday and a similar crackdown expected in San Francisco, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today called for Oakland and San Francisco officials to work with the occupy movement for permanent sites for an ongoing peaceful protest and an end to arrests and confrontations.
http://www.nationalnursesunited.org/press/entry/california-nurses-call-for-long-term-sites-for-occupy-oakland-and-occupy-sf/

Oakland Calls – We Answer
All out in the Streets in Solidarity with Occupy Oakland, Wednesday, November 2nd
http://www.bailoutpeople.org/occupyoaklandsolidaritynov2.shtml

Statement of Solidarity With Occupy Oakland and the Occupy Movement Everywhere
The 99% are the incarcerated and the formerly-incarcerated, the victims of racism and the police, the unemployed and the evicted. We ALL stand to win when these injustices are uprooted. The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow is in solidarity with the Occupy movement everywhere and joins the resistance to the 1% who aim to destroy our lives.
http://www.endnewjimcrow.org/

We need you to join The Labor Outreach Committee of Occupy Wall Street
We are members of over 30 trade unions and labor groups who have come together in support of the goals of Occupy Wall Street.
http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2011/10/116803.html

OCCUPY’S GROWING DIVERSITY

Occupy Wall Street Struggles to Make ‘the 99%’ Look Like Everybody
Minority leaders have begun to rally for wider participation of people of color, and groups like “Occupy the Hood,” started by a man in South Jamaica, Queens, have begun to boost their presence both online — Occupy the Hood’s Facebook page now counts more than 8,800 supporters — and on the street. A “People of Color Working Group” has been meeting regularly at Zuccotti Park.
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/28/occupy-wall-street-struggles-to-make-the-99-look-like-everybody/?ref=nyregion

Who is the 99 Percent?
Clarence Thomas, executive board member of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in San Francisco and a former Black Panther, stressed the need for the 99 percent to come together. He pointed out that one of the strengths of the Panther movement was its ability to develop coalitions with white allies, who were referred to at the time as “white radicals of the mother country.” He said he thinks this can happen in the Occupy Movement.
http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=105644

Photo Essay: Existing and Resisting for Palestine at Wall Street
The pro Palestinian organisation “Existence is Resistance” held a silk screening event at the Occupy Wall Street Encampment. Anyone who brought their own T shirt or anything else that could be silk screened were able to get it imprinted with the words “Un-Occupy All Foreign Lands”. There was a large turnout for the event as can be seen in these photos.
http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/photo-essay-existing-and-resisting-for-palestine-at-wall-street/

Video: Existence is Resistance Kuffeya Day at Occupy Wall Street
Silk Screening T-shirts at Occupy Wall Street. So much love and support for Palestine.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVCuUomvHvU

OWS-NYC CALENDAR

Sun., 10.30, 2 p.m.: March From Brooklyn @ 2pm Arrive for Rally at Zucotti 3:30pm
To commemorate the 33th anniversary of the historic march he led on Wall Street on November 6, 1978, and to show solidarity with the current Occupy Wall Street movement, famed and long-time Brooklyn pastor the Reverend Herbert Daughtry of House of the Lord Church is leading a march from his base to Zuccotti Park this Sunday, October 30, beginning at 2pm SHARP.
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109212435857877&ref=nf

Sun. 10.30, 4:30 p.m.: Faith Leaders Call for Police to Respect Rights of Occupiers: March to Support Occupy Wall Street Will Deliver Tents
In response to the violent suppression of demonstrators in Oakland and Atlanta, dozens of faith leaders from across New York will lead hundreds in a march across the Brooklyn bridge to join those occupying Zuccotti Park. On arrival at the park faith leaders will hold an interfaith service and deliver more than one hundred tents from the New York faith community to support the growing occupation. The march will begin at 2pm from Brooklyn’s historic The House of the Lord Church to honor the 33rd anniversary of the March on Wall Street led in 1978 by Rev. Herbert Daughtry and the Black United Front.

Fri., 11.18: Rally and Friday Prayers – Stop NYPD and CIA Repression
We are part of the fabric of this great country and we must take our place in the movement for civil rights; we must act to protect our rights and the rights of all Americans to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness!
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181427261941952

BEYOND OWS: INTERNATIONAL

EGYPT: Egypt prison guards accused of torture death
Man’s death after allegedly being filled with water from hoses raises comparison to case that helped spark revolution.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/10/2011102911326932794.html

PALESTINE: Now Israel indefinitely detains Palestinian activist whose siblings it killed
A leading Palestinian activist from Biliin has become the village’s latest political prisoner. Ashraf Abu Rahmeh was kidnapped by Israeli occupation soldiers last week, and has now been indefinitely detained on the orders of an Israeli captain at Ofer prison.
http://electronicintifada.net/blog/asa-winstanley/now-israel-indefinitely-detains-palestinian-activist-whose-siblings-it-killed#.Tqwk5XHO-iQ

U.K.: Our Right to Occupy | Coalition of Resistance Against Cuts & Privatisation
Please sign the petition on our right to occupy! Share and link far and wide!!!
http://www.coalitionofresistance.org.uk/2011/10/occupy-solidarity/

GENERAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

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

Occupy Together

Welcometo 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/

Reports of Occupy everywhere
socialistworker.org/2011/10/25/reports-of-occupy-everywhere

Legal
PLEASECIRCULATE 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) 991-4324Be 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 #OccupyWallStreetwith 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
https://www.facebook.com/OccupyWallSt/posts/213285578739214

November 2nd: National Day of Action in Solidarity with Occupy Oakland and in Defense of the Occupy Movement Nationally

PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY

November 2nd: National Day of Action in Solidarity with Occupy Oakland and in Defense of the Occupy Movement Nationally

On October 25th, Occupy Oakland was brutally attacked by riot police. One protestor, Iraq veteran Scott Olson, remains in critical condition. But on Wednesday, thousands of protestors re-occupied Oscar Grant Plaza in courageous defiance of this attempt at repression. The Oakland General Assembly has called for a general strike on Wednesday, November 2nd. Given this call, and given the national attempt by mayors and police to repress and silence our movement, the Labor Outreach Committee of Occupy Wall Street is calling for a national day of action on November 2nd in solidarity with Occupy Oakland and in defense of the Occupy movement nationally. We urge students, labor, the unemployed and all members of the 99% to take action on that day to send a message that our movement will not be silenced.

To endorse, email november2endorse@gmail.com

NYC Labor Against the War: 10.28 OWS Report: We Are All Oakland

NYC Labor Against the War
10.28 Occupy Wall Street Report:
We Are All Oakland

EGYPT SOLIDARITY.JPGTahrir march in solidarity with Occupy Oakland, October 28

OVERVIEW

This week, police launched attacks, symbolized by the brutalization of Iraq vet Scott Olsen, on Occupy sites in a growing number of U.S. cities — most of them run by Democratic administrations.

But like similar attempts to shut down Occupy Wall Street in New York City, these attacks have only further strengthened, diversified, radicalized and internationalized the Occupy movement.

Now at the forefront of the movement’s escalating resistance is Occupy Oakland’s call for a December 2 general strike, which is gaining support from ILWU Local 10 dockers and hundreds of other Bay Area labor activists, many of them workers of color.

The Oakland attack is also a stark reminder that, unity amongst the 99% — at home and around the world — is our only defense against the criminally violent 1%.


OAKLAND: NOV. 2 GENERAL STRIKE

Defend Occupy Oakland With The Muscle Of Organized Labor-Statement Of ILWU Members & Retirees
Whether this actually means real strike action by workers depends in large part on union participation. Local 10 has always been in the lead in the labor movement and all eyes are on us. As a first step, in defending our union and others against economic and political repression, we need to mobilize our members to participate in the rally and occupation November 2 in Oscar Grant Plaza. Shut it down!
http://www.raisethefist.com/?Defend_Occupy_Oakland_With_The_Muscle_Of_Organized_Labor-Statement_Of_ILWU_Members__and_amp_Reti_:_Indybay-27

General strike call from Occupy Oakland
It’s been a long time since we’ve had a general strike in the United States, so this one won’t be perfect. But if they can do it in France and South Africa and Chile and India and Greece, why can’t we start learning how in Oakland?
http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/28/general-strike-call-in-oakland

1946: The Oakland General Strike, by Stan Weir | libcom.org
The Oakland (California) General Strike was an extension of the national strike wave.
http://libcom.org/library/oakland-general-strike-stan-weir


OAKLAND: DECADES OF “DEMOCRATIC” REPRESSION

Oakland police: controversial history sets tone for city’s discord
In 1968 OPD officers shot and killed Bobby Hutton. The 17-year-old Black Panther party member was involved in a shootout with police, but surrendered and stripped down to his underwear to show he was unarmed. However, he died after being shot by police at least 12 times.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/oct/26/oakland-police-department-black-community

Occupy Movement Faces Arrests
Woods said that Sharon Cornu, a former director of the Alameda Central Labor Council and current chief of staff for Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, gave police the OK for the raid. After 75 arrests and the destruction of their encampment, protesters promised to reconverge.
http://labornotes.org/2011/10/occupy-movement-faces-arrests-aims-verizon-and-foreclosures

Despite Iraq Vet’s Cracked Skull, DoJ Sees No Evil in Occupy Crackdown
As for the Justice Department keeping an eye on the broader police response to Occupy protests around the country to see whether authorities are violating Americans’ constitutional rights (e.g., by punching them in the face in the street or macing women for exercising their First Amendment rights), the Justice Department says it’s not investigating that either.
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/10/doj-occupy-crackdown/


CONNECTING THE DOTS: ARAB SPRING TO OAKLAND

Egyptians march from Tahrir square to support protestors in Oakland
As they vowed earlier this week to do, Egyptian pro-democracy protesters marched from Tahrir square to the U.S. Embassy today to march in support of Occupy Oakland — and against the type of police brutality witnessed in Oakland on Tuesday night, and commonly experienced in Egypt.
http://boingboing.net/2011/10/28/tahrir.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=36761

Same Deadly Police Weapons Used in Oakland, Egypt, Palestine
The rubber balls found by the East Bay Express and displayed by the injured protester appear similar to the .31 caliber rubber balls pictured on the Web site of Combined Tactical Systems, a Pennsylvania firm that makes “less-lethal” munitions used “for crowd dispersal.” The company also makes tear gas, and its canisters have been fired at protesters in the West Bank and in Egypt’s Tahrir Square this year
http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/police-tactics-questioned-in-oakland-protest/?hp

Protest smearing of Occupy Wall Street, Palestine solidarity movements as “anti-Semitic”
Activists are responding to an ABC 7 Chicago news segment that conflates Palestine solidarity with anti-Semitism and claims that a “vein of anti-Semitism” runs through Occupy Wall Street.
http://electronicintifada.net/blog/maureen/protest-smearing-occupy-wall-street-palestine-solidarity-movements-anti-semitic#.TqpfC1Z19uo


OWS-NYC

New York marches in solidarity with Occupy Oakland
Patterson, who served in Iraq in 2008, said he faced a “moral conundrum” six months after he returned to the states. “I started realising I hurt people. Not terrorists, not insurgents. People,” he said. “The saying I keep hearing is that police are just doing their jobs,” Patterson said, “If you’re doing a job but you’re supporting a corrupt system, you’re still doing the wrong f***ing thing.”
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/28/new-york-occupy-oakland-scott-olsen?newsfeed=true

Bloomberg gets creative with Occupy evictions
Arrests have been big and burdensome ever since the first week. Now, however, will be the real test. As officials like Bloomberg and other mayors and politicians find ways to circumvent permits and try to take down the movement with the help of the weather, many demonstrators say they don’t plan to go anywhere.
https://rt.com/usa/news/bloomberg-occupy-movement-snow-027/


OCCUPY USA

ATLANTA: Ousted Occupy Atlanta group moves to MLK center
Though perhaps best known for his fight against racial injustice, King was also a boisterous champion of the rights of the poor, a cause one imagines would have aligned him with the Occupy crowd.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/10/occupy_atlanta_mlk.html

DC: Howard University students to march in support of Occupy Wall Street, similar protests
Organizers say Friday’s march is intended in part to bring more racial diversity to the Wall Street protests. Organizer Talib Karim says the issues raised by the protesters should resonate with African-Americans, who endure poverty and unemployment in greater percentages than the general population.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/howard-university-students-to-march-in-support-of-occupy-wall-street-similar-protests/2011/10/28/gIQADq9EOM_story.html

LOS ANGELES: LA vets demand housing at giant VA campus
Paralyzed in the Vietnam War, the former Marine has been working to improve VA treatment of returning troops since his own homecoming in the late 1960s. Kovic is calling for an occupation protest of the West LA property, not unlike the current Occupy Wall Street movement.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/22/health/homeless-veterans/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

NASHVILLE: Arrests Made at Wall St. Protest in Nashville
“This was a group of brilliant, wonderful people that I had come to know as family, practicing democratic decision-making on public space. And for that they were dragged away in handcuffs.”
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/10/28/us/AP-US-Occupy-Nashville.html?hp

SAN DIEGO: Occupy San Diego Shut Down, Dozens of Arrests Including Legal Observer and Vets
There were several people beaten by the police today as well as over a dozen arrested at Occupy SD. Chief of Police Landsdowne was seen laughing and smirking behind a line of 300 cops with batons while occupiers were being beaten assaulted by the police on his direct order. Please call the Mayor and Chief of Police Landsdowne and tell them that infringing on people’s freedom of speech and assembly by beating and assaulting peaceful protesters is inhumane. San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders: (619) 236-6330 and SDPD Chief William Lansdowne (619) 531-2777.
http://lafiga.firedoglake.com/2011/10/28/occupy-san-diego-shut-down-dozens-of-arrests-including-legal-observer-and-vets/

UAW: Chrysler Workers Object to Imposed Contract
Chrysler released its third-quarter results one day after UAW officials decided the contract was ratified. The company made a profit of $212 million. The UAW needs no further proof that the company can afford to treat its workers fairly.
http://labornotes.org/blogs/2011/10/chrysler-workers-object-imposed-contract


BEYOND OWS: INTERNATIONAL

AUSTRALIA: Occupy Melbourne Eviction
Great mini film about the Melbourne Occupy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6BZLY0Uj1U&feature=share

BRAZIL: Brazilian Amazon Groups Try to Stop Dam Project
“Belo Monte will only succeed if we do nothing about it,” Juma Xipaia, an indigenous leader from the Xingu area, said in a statement released by Amazon Watch. “We will not be silent. We will shout out loud, and we will do it now.” http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/28/world/americas/brazilian-amazon-groups-try-to-stop-dam-project.html?ref=world

KOREA: South Korea Sit-In Connects to U.S. “Occupiers”
As the U.S. “occupy” movement struggles to hold its ground, protesters are connecting to South Korean activists who see their fight against out-of-control corporate power as tapping the same vein of frustration and outrage.
http://labornotes.org/blogs/2011/10/south-korea-sit-connects-us-occupiers

PALESTINE: Israel finds new “home” for Bedouins: a garbage dump
“We want to stay in our homes. If they damage our homes or our tents, we want to build again. We won’t move. Even if they want to kill us, we want to stay. We haven’t any place to go.”
http://electronicintifada.net/content/israel-finds-new-home-bedouins-garbage-dump/10530

U.K.: Occupy London protest issues demands to democratise City of London
“The protesters have stumbled upon the source of financial power within the British state. This could get interesting.” http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/oct/28/occupy-london-city-st-pauls

OWS-NYC: CALENDAR

Sat., Oct. 29, 12-2 p.m.: Occupy Wallstreet Solidarity Rally
Rally at City Hall Park. Join CBTU, NAACP, APRI, LCLAA, and APALA in continuing the historic mobilization of millions of Americans demanding their fair share.
http://act.aflcio.org/o/4001/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=59459

Tues, Nov. 1: STOP “Stop and Frisk” Goes to Brooklyn
Shut down 73rd Precinct in Brownsville
http://nov1action.org/

GENERAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES

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

Occupy Together

Welcometo 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/

Reports of Occupy everywhere
socialistworker.org/2011/10/25/reports-of-occupy-everywhere

Legal
PLEASECIRCULATE 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) 991-4324Be 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 #OccupyWallStreetwith 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
https://www.facebook.com/OccupyWallSt/posts/213285578739214

NYC Labor Against the War: 10.27 OWS Report: Occupy Rising

NYC Labor Against the War
10.27 Occupy Wall Street Report:
Occupy Rising

Oakland Re-Occupation, October 26

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‘We propose a city wide general strike [on November 2] and we propose we invite all students to walk out of school. Instead of workers going to work and students going to school, the people will converge on downtown Oakland to shut down the city.’
–General Assembly, Occupy Oakland
http://www.occupyoakland.org/2011/10/general-strike-mass-day-of-action/

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BEYOND OWS: OAKLAND 

Quan, Shunned, Reverses Occupy Ban
Mayor reopens plaza to protesters, promises dialogue and “minimum police presence” if demonstrations stay peaceful.
http://www.baycitizen.org/occupy-movement/story/quan-shunned-reverses-occupy-ban/2/

Oakland Police Violence Raises the Stakes for the OWS Movement |
“You see all these people here?” a protester asked, as we rinsed the residue of tear gas out of our eyes a few blocks from Frank Ogawa Plaza. “They’re all going home more radicalized than when they arrived.”
http://www.alternet.org/story/152879/oakland_police_violence_raises_the_stakes_for_the_ows_movement_?page=3

Police Stay Away As Occupy Oakland Protesters Tear Down Fence
When a handful of protesters jumped the fence, the crowd began to chant: “Go around. Go around.” A few others retorted: “Tear it down.” By 7 p.m., demonstrators had quietly taken the fence down and the crowd began flooding onto lawn. “Hey look,” one man said. “We retook the plaza. Whaddaya know?” There were no police in sight.
http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-ows-oakland-tear-down-fence,0,3864792.story

The arms firm behind the suppression of #OccupyOakland and Palestine’s popular struggle
The police repression on display in Oakland reminded me of tactics I witnessed the Israeli army employ against Palestinian popular struggle demonstrations in occupied West Bank villages like Nabi Saleh, Ni’lin and Bilin. So I was not surprised when I learned that the same company that supplies the Israeli army with teargas rounds and other weapons of mass suppression is selling its dangerous wares to the Oakland police.
http://english.al-akhbar.com/blogs/gadfly/arms-firm-behind-suppression-occupyoakland-and-palestines-popular-struggle

GENERAL STRIKE & MASS DAY OF ACTION — NOVEMBER 2 – Occupy Oakland

We propose a city wide general strike and we propose we invite all students to walk out of school. Instead of workers going to work and students going to school, the people will converge on downtown Oakland to shut down the city.
http://www.occupyoakland.org/2011/10/general-strike-mass-day-of-action/

Hands Off Occupy Oakland-ILWU Calls For Labor Backing Of Occupation
Hundreds of supporters of Occupy Oakland attended a rally on October 22, 2011 and called for the defense of the occupation. ILWU Local 10 Executive Board member Clarence Thomas called on all unions and the entire labor movement to defend the occupation against threats by Mayor Quan and the city of Oakland to shut it down.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9dfWK0JFok

MARINES TO OAKLAND POLICE: ‘You Did This To My Brother’
Marines around the world are outraged by the injuries inflicted by police on Scott Olsen at Tuesday’s Occupy Oakland protests. Olsen is in a medically-induced coma after getting hit in the head by a police projectile.
http://www.businessinsider.com/marine-to-police-you-did-this-to-my-brother-2011-10

Iraq Veterans Against the War | You are not alone
Take action now to support Scott Olsen! During last night’s police riots in Oakland, Scott Olsen, a two time Iraq veteran, was hit in the forehead with a tear gas cannister (Just like Tristan). The police then threw flash bang grenades at the people who stopped to try to help him. Scott is now in the hospital in critical condition. People all over the world stepped up to help Tristan in his time of need, now its time for us to band together for Scott. Stand up to police violence, from Palestine to Oakland, Justice for Scott Olsen!
http://ivaw.org/

FLASHBACK: Oakland Paid $2 Million Settlement After Attacking Dozens Of Antiwar Protesters In 2003
The Oakland Police Department’s heavy-handed use of force — which included using flash grenades, rubber bullets, and tear gas — shocked the world as the city moved to crack down on Occupy Oakland. But the harsh crackdown was not without a historical precedent.
http://thinkprogress.org/special/2011/10/26/354391/oakland-iraq-war-settlement/

Hip-Hop N’ Politics: Black Panther Party: Commemorating Power To The People For 45 Years! – “Power To The People” [Video]
Although they are not the first organization to be named the ‘Black Panthers’ — nor are they the first to utilize the fierce feline as its representative — the self-determining political party established by Oakland, California’s Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton during October 1966 is usually the most familiar one to the masses.
http://hiphopwired.com/2011/10/26/hip-hop-n-politics-black-panther-party-commemorating-power-to-the-people-for-45-years-power-to-the-people/

BEYOND OWS: U.S. 

ATLANTA: Occupy Atlanta says it will go on | ajc.com
“It’s only going to make it stronger,” said John Reynolds, 25, a freelance photographer from North Druid Hills. “People who did not come out before will now see our First Amendment rights being trampled.”
http://www.ajc.com/news/occupy-atlanta-says-it-1210697.html

CHICAGO: Occupy Chicago marches on City Hall
About 150 protesters with Occupy Chicago marched on City Hall this afternoon aiming to speak with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and “assert our First Amendment rights.”
http://shar.es/bdAro

CHICAGO: Even in Democratic Chicago, City Unions Under Fire
“They’ve gone on a union-busting campaign,” said Kelly, the transit union chief. “And he’s counting on the average person, especially those (who are) unemployed or are struggling, to be angry at the unions.”
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/democratic-chicago-city-unions-fire-14819732

CLEVELAND: Occupy Movement Scores Huge Victory in Cleveland After Seeking a Federal Injunction Eliminating Curfew
Last Friday night, members of the group Occupy Cleveland, which have been demonstrating on Public Square in downtown Cleveland since early October, were told that they must vacate the premises as the permit they had been granted by the city expired at 10pm.
http://www.clevelandleader.com/node/17710

LOS ANGELES: Mayor Villaraigosa: Occupy L.A. ‘cannot continue indefinitely’
Occupy L.A.: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Occupy Los Angeles protesters camping out at City Hall “cannot continue indefinitely” and that he has instructed city officials to begin drafting rules that would restrict when and how people are allowed on city property.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/10/occupy-la-mayor-antonio-villaraigosa.html


OWS-NYC: UPDATE 

Occupy Wall Street March to Support Oakland Protests
Chants of “We are the 99 percent!” and “Oakland!” could be heard through the neighborhoods. “This march is happening because the riot police attacked people in Oakland,” said a young woman who refused to give her name. “It’s something that could have happened to all of us.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/nyregion/occupy-wall-street-march-to-support-oakland-protests.html

Gas Pipeline to Manhattan Stirs Debate in 2 States
At a raucous public meeting it held last week in Greenwich Village, more than 300 antidrilling and Occupy Wall Street protesters joined forces to assail the project.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/nyregion/gas-pipeline-to-manhattan-stirs-debate-in-2-states.html?ref=nyregion

For Children’s Sake, Taking to the Streets
“When he’s older, I want him to know we cared enough to bring him down.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/fashion/for-childrens-sake-taking-to-the-streets.html?src=dayp

NYPD sergeants threaten to sue Wall Street protesters
“I am deeply concerned that protesters will be emboldened by the recent rash of violent acts against police officers in other cities. New York’s police officers are working around the clock as the already overburdened economy in New York is being drained by ‘occupiers’ who intentionally and maliciously instigate needless and violent confrontations with the police.”
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_sergrants_threaten_to_sue_wall_4mc8KMbGt8DAIkkXbSQeMI#ixzz1c0ycjYbD

92% stopped, frisked in Bronx are black or Hispanic
Just six blocks away from where Hazzard walked, cops fired 41 shots at an unarmed Amadou Diallo in 1999, killing him as he reached for his wallet. The case spurred allegations that stop-and-frisks are racially motivated. That incident comes to Hazzard’s mind when cops halt him. “Now, I just assume the position and drop my wallet on the ground because I don’t want to get hit 41 times,” he said.
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/bronx/2011/10/27/2011-10-27_brisk_biz_in_frisks_92_stopped_in_boro_by_cops_black_or_hispanic.html

BEYOND OWS: INTERNATIONAL 

EGYPT: Khaled Said’s Killing Draws 7-Year Sentences for 2 Officers
“We’ve been feeling for a long time that our revolution is being hijacked, and now that the verdict in Khaled Said’s case confirmed our fears, this will not pass easily.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/world/middleeast/khaled-saids-killing-draws-7-year-sentences-for-2-officers.html?ref=world

EGYPT: Egyptian Youth Activists: We Are Happy to See Occupy Wall Street Movement Stand Up For Justice
“It’s like what happened in Egypt. I saw many pictures about that, and feel the same, like Egypt. So I think it’s a big mistake to shoot the people and use tear gas, because it will increase the angry against the government here, and it will increase and make the movements in the United.”
http://www.democracynow.org/2011/10/27/egyptian_youth_activists_we_are_happy

EGYPT: Egypt workers demand renationalisation orders be enacted – Economy – Business – Ahram Online
Around two thousand impassioned workers blocked Cairo’s central thoroughfare of Kasr El-Ainy on Thursday afternoon, demanding court decisions to renationalise the companies for which they work be fully enforced.’
http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/25289.aspx

PALESTINE: “A Message from Palestine”
‎A new video produced by youth in Palestine draws connections between repression in Palestine and the repression of Palestine solidarity activism in the US.
http://electronicintifada.net/blog/jalal-abukhater/message-palestine#.TqnhSHHO-iQ

U.K.: St Paul’s Cathedral canon resigns
Giles Fraser quits over plans to forcibly remove Occupy London Stock Exchange protesters from outside cathedral.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/oct/27/st-pauls-cathedral-canon-resigns

YEMEN: Yemeni women burn veils in crackdown protest
‎”This is a plea from the free women of Yemen; here we burn our makrama in front of the world to witness the bloody massacres carried by the tyrant [President Ali Abdullah] Saleh.”
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/10/20111026164441431354.html

CONTEXT & ANALYSIS 

Thousands Flood Streets In Oakland, NYC – Uprising
I wouldn’t dare speculate that the respective police forces are by any means surrendering, but they do seem momentarily baffled by the Occupy movements. Trying to squash the uprisings has brought police nothing but headaches and bad PR, and they can’t control this movement as they have activist groups in the past.
http://www.inthesetimes.com/uprising/entry/12191/thousands_flood_streets_in_oakland_nyc/

Occupy Wall Street protesters support injured war vet – CNN.com
The former Marine has become another rallying cry for the Occupy Wall Street protests spreading throughout the country.
Demonstrators have typically railed against what they describe as corporate greed, arrogance and power, as well as repeatedly stated their assertion that the nation’s wealthiest 1% hold inordinate sway over the remaining 99% of the population. The movement seems to be growing despite a recent crackdown in several cities.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/27/us/occupy-wall-street/?hpt=us_c1

Putting the move in Occupy movement
Looming large is the cautionary spectacle of Oakland. Police there arrested about 100 protesters before dawn Tuesday, using tear gas and riot gear to break up encampments — only to face a massive evening protest and threats of continued unrest from angry backers of the movement.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-1027-occupy-endgame-20111027,0,1438311.story

Occupy movements resist police attacks
It is no accident that these police attacks on people exercising their right to free speech all took place in cities with large African-American communities, which have long known the lash of poverty and injustice. The movement needs to respond: “An injury to one is an injury to all!” Solidarity is the only way to answer the racist, anti-worker, pro-big business state.
http://www.workers.org/2011/us/cops_attack_1103/

Arrested in Troy Davis Park
The occupation has made the race and class divide of the city clear to many Atlanta residents. As Occupy Atlanta became more and more multiracial, the police presence became bigger, and harsher in its tactics. We hope this will be the beginning of a multiracial people’s movement coming from the bottom up in the South. Whether or not a re-occupation of the park begins, it will be difficult for all those involved to forget the Black, Brown and white arms linked together in a common struggle. If there is one thing to take away from the events of these past few weeks, it is the beginning of this struggle.
http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/27/arrested-in-troy-davis-park

Why we need politics to challenge the system
The Occupy movement needs to welcome official trade union support, as that makes it easier to involve more workers, but at the same time recognise that official endorsements are not worth the paper they are written on if we don’t develop a direct connection with the workers on the job rather than simply relying on the union officials.
http://www.sa.org.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=7111%3Awhy-we-need-politics-to-challenge-the-system&Itemid=603

Re-reply to Prof Lawrence Lessig: Where Does Change Actually Come From? | The Nation
please don’t tell me to love the Tea Party, Professor. And please don’t use your considerable stature to guide the Occupy movement down a slow path to certain failure. It’s movement time. Please join us or please get out of the way.
http://bit.ly/uFwPiG

Mission unaccomplished
The grand imperial dreams of February 2003 may be gone. But U.S. imperialism remains — as deadly as ever.
http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/27/mission-unaccomplished

OWS-NYC: CALENDAR 

Fri., 10.28: Existence is Resistance Kuffeya Day at Occupy Wall Street
5:30-8:30 p.m.. 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

Fri., 10.28: Labor Outreach Committee Meeting
6:00 p.m., DC 37, 125 Barclay Street, Rm. 11.

Sat., 10.29: Occupy Harlem Mobilization: `We stand in solidarity with Occupiers of Wall Street’
A call to Blacks, Latinos, and immigrants to occupy their communities against predatory investors, displacement, privatization and state repression. Let us assert our Dignity! WE MUST DEFEND OUR COMMUNITIES! THIS IS OUR STRUGGLE, THIS IS OUR MOMENT IN HISTORY. THIS IS PEOPLE’S POWER!
http://wibailoutpeople.org/2011/10/19/occupy-harlem-mobilization-we-stand-in-solidarity-with-occupiers-of-wall-street/

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/

Reports of Occupy everywhere
socialistworker.org/2011/10/25/reports-of-occupy-everywhere

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
https://www.facebook.com/OccupyWallSt/posts/213285578739214

NYC Labor Against the War: 10.26 OWS Report: After Oakland

NYC Labor Against the War
10.26 Occupy Wall Street Report:

After Oakland

Late last night, Scott Olsen, a former Marine, two-time Iraq war veteran, and member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, sustained a skull fracture after being shot in the head with a police projectile while peacefully participating in an Occupy Oakland march.

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‘The future power struggles are not just going to be about fights between one race and another. They’re mostly going to be about class, which is a big part about what the whole Occupy movement is about.’

Occupy Oakland and the ‘Post-Racial’ Repression of Obama Era
http://t.co/J2TQAGCi
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BEYOND OWS: OAKLAND

EMERGENCY RESPOSE: 9 p.m. Tonight in NYC: #ows Response To Government Violence in Oakland At #occupyoakland | OccupyWallSt.org
Tonight in Manhattan, we will hold a march in solidarity with Occupy Oakland (9:00pm. Details to be announced.) We will continue to build a movement to empower the 99% and to hold Wall Street and government accountable.
http://occupywallst.org/article/ows-response-government-violence-occupyoakland/

Oakland Spends Millions in Attack on Occupy Protesters, Closes 5 Schools Next Day – Occupy Oakland
Occupy Oakland will reconvene every day at 6pm at 14th & Broadway until the camp is reestablished. Join us!
http://www.occupyoakland.org/2011/10/oakland-spends-millions-in-attack-on-occupy-protesters-closes-5-schools-next-day/

Intense crackdown on ‘Occupy Oakland’ protest
Protesters reportedly left the city centre by about midnight, but Occupy Oakland organisers put an online social networking call for further protests tomorrow at 6pm for round three. and four. and five. and six. We will not be moved. As the city’s air clears of tear gas, unless police drastically change their tact, there is reason to expect at least another heated night in the city of 400,000.’
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2011/10/20111026135124919772.html

Veteran shot in the face by rubber bullet at Occupy Oakland protests
Veterans for Peace member Scott Olsen was wounded by a less-lethal round fired by either San Francisco Sheriffs deputies or Palo Alto Police on October 25, 2011 at 14th Street and Broadway in Downtown Oakland.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lbbWAgBy7E&feature=related

Press Release: Marine Veteran Critically Injured at Occupy Oakland March | Iraq Veterans Against the
Late last night, Scott Olsen, a former Marine, two-time Iraq war veteran, and member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, sustained a skull fracture after being shot in the head with a police projectile while peacefully participating in an Occupy Oakland march. The march began at a downtown library and headed towards City Hall in an effort to reclaim a site — recently cleared by police — that had previously served as an encampment for members of the 99% movement.
http://www.ivaw.org/blog/press-release-marine-veteran-critically-injured-occupy-oakland-march

Occupy Oakland protests – live coverage
I’ve just spoken to Keith Shannon, roommate of Scott Olsen, the Iraq veteran who is in hospital after apparently having been hit in the head by a police projectile. Shannon said doctors told him Olsen has a “skull fracture and swelling of the brain”. A neurosurgeon will assess Olsen later today to determine whether he needs surgery, Shannon said.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/oct/26/occupy-oakland-protests-live#block-9

Police attack Occupy Oakland
The hundreds of people who kept the Occupy Oakland encampment going — and the many hundreds more who mobilized to defend the camp against police attack — are showing what real democracy looks like, and it has nothing to do the officials running Oakland and ordering its police force to silence free speech.
http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/26/police-attack-occupy-oakland

Recall Mayor Jean Quan of Oakland, CA.
We must not allow Mayor Jean Quan to remain in power any longer. The brutal response to the Occupy Oakland movements under her administration is no different than the recent responses of Iran, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, and the countless other authoritarian regimes throughout history. You are Citizens of Oakland, CA, a city in the United States of America, whose Constitution guarantees a right to peaceably assemble.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Recall-Mayor-Jean-Quan-of-Oakland-CA/131515330285437

Occupy Oakland and the ‘Post-Racial’ Repression of Obama Era
“The future power struggles are not just going to be about fights between one race and another,” said Lau. “They’re mostly going to be about class, which is a big part about what the whole Occupy movement is about.”
http://t.co/J2TQAGCi


OWS-NYC: UPDATE

New York Becoming a Police State? Occupy Wall Street Meets the
NYPD’s metal barricades have militarized the peaceable occupation at Liberty Square and contributed to the creeping homeland security state ethos.
http://www.alternet.org/story/152846/new_york_becoming_a_police_state_occupy_wall_street_meets_the_%22ring_of_steel%22_at_liberty_square?akid=7775.150287.XIrgAW&rd=1&t=24

Protesting “stop and frisk”
Activists are marching against the New York Police Department’s racist “stop-and-frisk” policies that target Blacks and Latinos.
http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/26/protesting-stop-and-frisk

SJP Conference 2011: A Chronological Photo Tour
A street vendor’s food stand reads “From Tahrir Square, Egypt, to Liberty Park, New York”. Students attending the National Students for Justice (SJP) Conference joined the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park.
http://bit.ly/tEQbDR

NYPD Shadows Muslims Who Change Names: Report
The legal justification for the program is unclear from the documents obtained by the AP. Because of its history of spying on anti-war protesters and political activists, the NYPD has long been required to follow a federal court order when gathering intelligence. That order allows the department to conduct background checks only when police have information about possible criminal activity, and only as part of “prompt and extremely limited” checking of leads.
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/NYPD-Police-Investigation-Muslim-Islam-Counterterrorism-Terror-Covert-Intelligence-132604518.html

BEYOND OWS: U.S.

Latest developments in the global Occupy protests
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20111026/occupy-glance/

ATLANTA: cops remove Occupy Wall Street protesters – Chicago Sun-Times
Police included SWAT teams in riot gear, dozens of officers on motorcycles and several on horseback.
http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/8421772-418/atlanta-cops-remove-occupy-wall-street-protesters.html

BALTIMORE: City officials want Occupy Baltimore to clear out of Inner Harbor
City officials want Occupy Baltimore to scale back its presence at a downtown plaza near the Inner Harbor.
http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/region/baltimore_city/city-officials-want-occupy-baltimore-to-clear-out-of-inner-harbor

LOS ANGELES: Officials want Occupy LA protesters off lawn | abc7.com
“I am going to stand my ground here because there are some changes that need to be taking place, and we are tired that we’re just being giving the run around.”
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news%2Flocal%2Flos_angeles&id=8405818

BEYOND OWS: INTERNATIONAL

GREECE: On the brink of social explosion
As another 48 hour strike begins in Greece Matthaios Tsimitakis describes a situation where despair and hope coexist in weird combination and where something seems to be about to change in the country.
http://www.counterfire.org/index.php/articles/international/15037-greece-on-the-brink-of-social-explosion

PALESTINE: Truths, facts and facts on the ground
The peace that Israel is proposing for Palestinians in fact evokes another memory, of how another country dealt with Jewish settlement, namely the Russian Empire under Catherine the Great and the creation of the Pale of Settlement in the late eighteenth century for Jews to be confined to, which they were for the most part till the early part of the twentieth century.
http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/10/2011102583358314280.html

PALESTINE: Martha Frintzila Refrains From Performing in Israel Oud Fest
Martha joins other artists who have not only cancelled their booked performances in Israel, but have also taken the brave stand to issue a statement. Roger Waters, Brian Eno, Annie Lennox, Gil Scott-Heron, Faithless, and Massive Attack have all come out in support of justice for Palestinians.
http://refrainplayingisrael.posterous.com/martha-frintzila-refrains-from-performing-in

PORTUGAL: Breakthrough for the movement
The international call for real democracy that came from Madrid was answered with protests of over 100,000 in Lisbon, 20,000 in Porto and thousands more in six other cities across the country.
http://www.counterfire.org/index.php/articles/international/15052-portugal-breakthrough-for-the-movement

CONTEXT & ANALYSIS: THE SYSTEM

Income of Top 1% Shot Up 275% Since 1979: CBO
All told, the top fifth of earners received more of the nation’s income (53%) than the bottom four-fifths combined.
http://www.newser.com/story/131888/income-of-top-1-shot-up-275-since-1979-cbo.html

Wealthy corporations with a trillion dollars stashed offshore lobby for a ‘holiday’ from U.S. taxes
73 members of Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, have signed up as co-sponsors. And cash-rich mega corporations are pushing hard for the tax break.
http://www.iwatchnews.org/2011/10/24/7167/wealthy-corporations-trillion-dollars-stashed-offshore-lobby-holiday-us-taxes

Top candidates happy to take Wall Street’s money
While President Obama and some Republican candidates struggle with how to embrace the pain and anger fueling the Occupy Wall Street movement – while not endorsing the politically polarizing street protests – the Oval Office seekers have not been shy about accepting money from the financial world.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/10/23/MNA91LJVIB.DTL#ixzz1bugWXwSE

How the 1 percent rules
We know the 1 percent runs Wall Street and Corporate America, but their control extends into the supposedly democratic political system as well.
http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/26/how-the-1-percent-rules

CONTEXT & ANALYSIS: THE MOVEMENT

‘Occupy’ protests: Not Tahrir yet
As we watch the American government continue to intervene politically, diplomatically and militarily to prop up or tear down regimes based on their allegiance to the larger neoliberal system, it’s clear that in the same way that events in the Arab world have profoundly influenced the emerging protest movement in the US, the outcome of the OWS movement will strongly influence the balance of power in the Arab world as well.
http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/10/2011102310496156395.html

Occupy Atlanta VS Kasim Reed, the Black Misleadership Class and the One Percent | Black Agenda Repor
Neither occupations nor occupiers are perfect. People are coming as they are, bringing the baggage of racism and classism and sexism, of divergent political views, of poverty, homelessness and despair. But they are coming. They are eager to connect with each other, to connect with whatever movement exists, or to help bring one into being that can challenge and change the world they live in. They are ready to learn and do real politics. What could possibly be more subversive, and more hopeful?

Wall Street Clash
When Bloomberg threatened to evict the occupiers under the pretext of “cleaning” the square, trade unions issued calls urging their members to drop by Occupy Wall Street on their way into work to show solidarity with the protest. That morning saw some 2,000 people blockade the site, preventing the police from clearing it. But there is an unresolved tension in this. Should the link-up between occupiers and workers be one restricted to tactical coordination? Or can it go deeper, taking the radical energy of Occupy Wall Street and channelling it into strikes by workers?
http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=26468

Re-energized fight at Verizon
It is hard to imagine a more favorable climate in which to strike. Occupy Wall Street has exposed how rotten our economy really is for working people despite the happy talk of recovery and the gross inequality within the U.S.
http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/26/re-energized-fight-at-verizon

How do the 99% compare with mass protests of the past — and can they succeed?
Why not unite everyone we can behind a charter of demands — a “grand remonstrance” to the parliament that represents the interests of the rich — and march with a million or more to deliver the remonstrance in person next autumn.
http://tariqali.org/archives/2213

Ideas that don’t belong at Occupy
The politics espoused by Ron Paul and his libertarian supporters are the opposite of what the Occupy movement is about.
http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/26/libertarians-ideas-dont-belong

OWS-NYC: CALENDAR

Fri., 10.27: Labor Outreach Committee Meeting
6:00 p.m., DC 37, 125 Barclay Street, Rm. 11.

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

Sat., 10.28: Occupy Harlem Mobilization: `We stand in solidarity with Occupiers of Wall Street’
A call to Blacks, Latinos, and immigrants to occupy their communities against predatory investors, displacement, privatization and state repression. Let us assert our Dignity! WE MUST DEFEND OUR COMMUNITIES! THIS IS OUR STRUGGLE, THIS IS OUR MOMENT IN HISTORY. THIS IS PEOPLE’S POWER!
http://wibailoutpeople.org/2011/10/19/occupy-harlem-mobilization-we-stand-in-solidarity-with-occupiers-of-wall-street/

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/

Reports of Occupy everywhere
socialistworker.org/2011/10/25/reports-of-occupy-everywhere

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