Urgent Action: Defend Occupy Wall Street and Beyond

OCCUPY WALL STREET: TODAY’S ARRESTS ON BROOKLYN BRIDGE

UPDATE 2-About 400 arrested in Wall Street protest
In addition to what they view as excessive force and unfair treatment of minorities, including Muslims, the movement is also protesting against home foreclosures, high unemployment and the 2008 bailouts. . . . The group has gained support among some union members. The United Federation of Teachers and the Transport Workers Union Local 100, which has 38,000 members, are among those pledging solidarity.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/02/usa-protests-wallstreet-idUSN1E79000D20111002

Legal Assistance
Call the NY Lawyers Guild and give names of people you know being arrested at 212-679-6018 also go to Liberty Park for reinforcements.

Tell NYPD to Release Brooklyn Bridge Protesters
Please call:
1st Precinct: +1 (212) 334-0611
7th Precinct: +1 (718) 735-0611
NYPD Switchboard: +1 (646) 610-5000
NYPD Central Booking: +1 (212) 374-3921
NYPD Internal Affairs: +1 (212) 741-8401
Mayor Bloomberg: +1 (212) NEW-YORK or +1 (212) 374-3921
https://www.occupywallst.org/article/brooklyn-bridge-occupied/

Live Webcast From Occupy Wall Street
http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution/

NYPD Arresting a Child At #OccupyWallStreet Brooklyn Bridge Protest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvzpHJ7VJzM

Police arrest Occupy Wall Street protesters
‎Protesters speaking out against corporate greed and social inequality took their “solidarity march” to Brooklyn, but battled in a war of words against officers, chanting “We are not criminals” and “Let us go!”. . . .  The Occupy Wall Street group was joined by various unions, including the Transit Workers Union and the United Federation of Teachers, in the march to Brooklyn.
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44742659/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/#.ToeWqE_ers0

Police: At least 50 arrested in latest Wall Street protests – CNN.com
‎The group, taking its inspiration from the Arab Spring protests that swept through Africa and the Middle East, has taken up residence in the park in New York’s financial district, calling for 20,000 people to flood the area for a “few months.”
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/01/business/wall-street-protests/

We Are the 99 Percent
We are the 99 percent. We are getting kicked out of our homes. We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution. We are working long hours for little pay and no rights, if we’re working at all. We are getting nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything. We are the 99 percent. Brought to you by the people who occupy wall street. Why will YOU occupy?
http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/

TWU president John Samuelsen explains why his union is joining the Occupy Wall Street protest
Transport Workers Union president John Samuelsen says his union and the Occupy Wall Street protesters are “singing the same song and fighting the same battle” against economic inequity.
http://www.current.com/shows/countdown/videos/twu-president-john-samuelsen-explains-why-his-union-is-joining-the-occupy-wall-street-protest

Unions Rally to Wall Street Occupation | Labor Notes
http://www.labornotes.org/2011/09/unions-rally-wall-street-occupation

OccupyWallStreet 9/30/11
RadioHead Hoaxed, but thousands came and marched in support of those beaten, maced, and arrested last Saturday. Transit Workers Union came to speak and announced that their 38,000 workers are in Solidarity with OccupyWallStreet. Thousands marched to One Police Plaza where the police were militantly guarding their building.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10100472578221313.2749936.6218215

Occupy Wall Street: Thousands of protesters descend on Manhattan as police gear up for a weekend of
‘Online flyers for Friday’s march read: ‘No to Stop-and-Frisk in Black & Latino neighbourhoods’ and ‘No to Spying and Harassment of Muslim Communities.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2044001/Occupy-Wall-Street-Thousands-protesters-descend-Manhattan-police-gear-weekend-mayhem–start-middle-class-uprising.html

Huge Crowd Of 5,000 Now At Occupy Wall Street Protests As First Wave Of Union Support Arrives
‘Now, NYPD police scanners are estimating a crowd up to 5,000 are occupying liberty square in a scene that is now starting to look more like Egypt’s Tahrir square.
http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2011/09/30/huge-crowd-5000-occupywallstreet-protests-wave-union-support-arrives-73461/

Occupy Wall Street protesters driven by varying goals
‎”End financial aid to Israel”; “End greed, end poverty, end war”; “No death penalty”; “Tired of racism.”
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-wall-street-protest-20110930,0,6859500.story

Raising the voice of protest
Most important, the occupation movement has to develop a strategy of moving from protest to tapping into the social power that only working class action can provide. The all-out occupation of the Capitol in Wisconsin, after all, was made possible by teachers’ sickouts that shut down most of the state’s schools for several days. That’s why it’s so important that one of New York City’s most important unions, Transport Workers Union Local 100, which represents bus and subway workers, has endorsed Occupy Wall Street.
http://www.socialistworker.org/2011/09/30/raising-the-voice-of-protest

OCCUPY EVERYWHERE

Occupy Together | Home
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/

Wall Street protests spread to other cities – CBS News
The Occupy Wall Street protestors say they are encouraged by growing crowds in lower Manhattan, and the movement is spreading to cities around the country. The Occupy Wall Street protestors say they are encouraged by growing crowds in lower Manhattan, and the movement is spreading to cities around the country. People rallied in Albuquerque, New Mexico … and marched to City Hall in Los Angeles. In Chicago, the crowd outside the Federal Reserve Bank began growing a week ago. People rallied in Albuquerque, New Mexico … and marched to City Hall in Los Angeles. In Chicago, the crowd outside the Federal Reserve Bank began growing a week ago.’
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/10/01/national/main20114373.shtml

Protestors Mob City Hall, Mirroring New York Demonstration
About 2,000 demonstrators have descended on City Hall to protest the nation’s economic climate and to encourage social change and political involvement. A group called “Occupy LA” organized the massive protest. The group is modeled after the “leaderless resistance movement” Occupy Wall Street. The New York-based group is holding a demonstration there and has shut down the Brooklyn Bridge by mobbing it.
http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-protestors-descend-on-city-hall,0,5794094.story

WHDH-TV – Crowds gather in Boston to protest Bank of America
http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/12005511224472/crowds-gather-in-boston-to-protest-bank-of-america/

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