NYC Labor Against the War: 10.17 OWS Report: Another World is Possible

NYC Labor Against the War
10.17 Occupy Wall Street Report:
Another World is Possible


Times Square, October 15

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‘What took place early Friday morning in Zuccotti Park was the first salvo in a long struggle for justice. It signaled a step backward by the corporate state in the face of popular pressure. And it was carried out by ordinary men and women who sleep at night on concrete, get soaked in rainstorms, eat donated food and have nothing as weapons but their dignity, resilience and courage. It is they, and they alone, who hold out the possibility of salvation. And if we join them we might have a chance.’
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OWS-NYC EVENTS

Tues., 10.18 & Thurs., 10.20: #OccupyWallSt RALLIES FOR LOCKED-OUT TEAMSTERS
Rally at Sotheby’s @ 1:30pm, 1334 York Ave (b/w 71st & 72nd), 6 train to 68th St.-Hunter College. Buses depart from Liberty Pl b/w Trinity and Broadway at 1 PM!
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=180109265404285

Tues., 10.18, 3 p.m.: Rally to STOP the MASSACRE in YEMEN with Nobel Peace Prize Winner
In front of the United Nations, New York, 47th St. & 1st Ave.
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=271246372910330

Tues., 10.18, 5-8 p.m.: March Against Police Brutality
Tell District Attorney Cy Vance to end his silence: No more NYPD violence against #OccupyWallStreet, LGBT New Yorkers and Communities of Color! MARCH FROM ZUCCOTTI PARK https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=286061958084239

OWS-NYC: REPORTS

From Tahrir Square to Times Square: Protests Erupt in Over 1,500 Cities Worldwide | OccupyWallSt.org
In New York, thousands marched in various protests by trade unions, students, environmentalists, and community groups. As occupiers flocked to Washington Square Park, two dozen participants were arrested at a nearby Citibank while attempting to withdraw their accounts from the global banking giant.
http://www.occupywallst.org/article/tahrir-square-times-square-protests-erupt-over-150/

Dismiss all charges or we will clog up courts, lawyers for Occupy Wall Street protesters say
‎Next up for protesters: Occupy the Courts. Lawyers representing about 800 Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested in the past month demand that prosecutors drop the charges.
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/10/17/2011-10-17_we_will_clog_the_courts_dismiss_charges_or_else_lawyers_say.html

Occupy Wall Street Trying to Settle on Demands
“We absolutely need demands,” said Shawn Redden, 35, an earnest history teacher in the group. “Like Frederick Douglass said, ‘Power concedes nothing without a demand.’ ”
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/17/nyregion/occupy-wall-street-trying-to-settle-on-demands.html?_r=1&hp

Our voices ring out in Times Square
The movement started by Occupy Wall Street has grown with dizzying speed and expanded its scope immensely in just four short weeks. The enormous response to the October 15 day of action shows the potential for a multiracial, working-class struggle. In New York City, activists are discussing plans for continuing to reach out to labor and students–and for spreading the occupation movement to communities across the city.
http://www.socialistworker.org/2011/10/18/our-voices-in-times-square

BEYOND OWS

Global revolution: protests in 1,000+ cities — in videos
Compiling this incredible list of videos was probably the single most exciting thing we’ve done since we started ROAR. When we set up the blog in August last year, we knew something was in the air but we never even dared to expect anything like this. Just 10 months after Tunis and Tahrir, this weekend we witnessed the globalization of the resistance: millions of people in 1,000 cities in over 80 countries on 6 continents uniting for global change. Brothers and sisters, we are making history. And we’re only just getting started!
http://roarmag.org/2011/10/global-revolution-mass-protests-in-1000-cities-in-videos/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%253A+roarmag+%2528Reflections+on+a+Revolution%2529

Occupy Chicago arrests are seen as a trial run for international summits to come next year

Police officials determined they could not allow the more than 2,000 protesters to spend the night in the public park because it would be harder to get them out in the coming days, according to a police source familiar with the events. It also would set a bad precedent for dealing with thousands of demonstrators expected to converge on Chicago from around the world during the G-8 and NATO summits that will be held simultaneously in May, the source said.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-occupy-chicago-arrests-20111017,0,4962455.story

Remembering the Algerian victims of the Paris massacre 50 years on
Protesters are set to gather in central Paris to mark fifty years since a deadly police crackdown on Algerian anti-war protesters, one of the darkest days in modern French history.
http://www.france24.com/en/20111017-france-algeria-war-of-independence-fln-protest-paris-maurice-papon-government

CONTEXT & ANALYSIS

Wall Street Loses Its Immunity
Yes, many of the protesters do understand what Wall Street and more generally the nation’s economic elite have done for us. And that’s why they’re protesting.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/17/opinion/krugman-wall-street-loses-its-immunity.html?ref=opinion

Occupy goes global
Saturday, October 15, was an international day of action to take the Occupy movement in the U.S. global–a fitting step forward since the demonstrations in New York City and now around the U.S. were inspired by the revolts and rebellions throughout this year in the Arab world and Europe.
http://www.socialistworker.org/2011/10/17/occupy-goes-global

Chris Hedges: A Movement Too Big to Fail
Groups such as MoveOn and organized labor will find themselves without a constituency unless they at least pay lip service to the protests. The Teamsters’ arrival Friday morning to help defend the park signaled an infusion of this new radicalism into moribund unions rather than a co-opting of the protest movement by the traditional liberal establishment. The union bosses, in short, had no choice.
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/a_movement_too_big_to_fail_20111017/

Chris Hedges: A Movement Too Big to Fail
What took place early Friday morning in Zuccotti Park was the first salvo in a long struggle for justice. It signaled a step backward by the corporate state in the face of popular pressure. And it was carried out by ordinary men and women who sleep at night on concrete, get soaked in rainstorms, eat donated food and have nothing as weapons but their dignity, resilience and courage. It is they, and they alone, who hold out the possibility of salvation. And if we join them we might have a chance.
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/a_movement_too_big_to_fail_20111017/

GENERAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES

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.

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/

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

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/

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