NYC Labor Against the War: 10.20 OWS Report: Global Spring

NYC Labor Against the War
10.20 Occupy Wall Street Report:

Global Spring


Greece on Strike, Day 2

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‘The ever-expanding war that terrorizes Afghans, Iraqis, Pakistanis, Somalis, Yemenis in their homelands also has a domestic face inside the US. You can see it in the prison-industrial complex which is eating up the lives of brown and black Americans. You can see it in the detention and deportation regime which constantly surveils Muslim communities, undocumented immigrants, suspect Others — whose only crime is not being white.

Comrades we stand with you against corporate greed and police repression. We Pakistanis, we Muslims, suffer from the same system. We ask you, in turn, to stand with us.’

Pakistani Statement in Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, http://bit.ly/oYyHkc
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OWS-NYC: FRIDAY CALENDAR 

3:30 p.m.: March Against Verizon Corporate Greed
Early last Friday morning, members of the CWA joined thousands of others to help defend our park. If you want to march in solidarity with their struggle against Verizon, meet at 3:30 at Liberty Plaza to march to Verizon’s headquarters at 140 West St.
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=190019924408944


1 p.m.: Friday Prayer at Occupy Wall Street

We, the Islamic Leadership Council of Metropolitan New York and Muslim New Yorkers stand in solidarity with the protesters of Occupy Wall Street on grounds of free speech, right to assemble and justice for all. Indeed, we are part of the 99%.
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=228065433913260

1 p.m.: Stop “Stop and Frisk”
Harlem State Office Building
Everyone knows it is wrong. It is illegal, racist, unconstitutional and intolerable! But THIS FRIDAY people are putting themselves on the line to STOP IT. This is the beginning; this is serious; we won’t stop until Stop & Frisk is ended.
http://stopmassincarceration.tumblr.com/

6:30 p.m.: Labor Outreach Committee Meeting
DC 37, 125 Barclay Street,  in rooms 3 & 4.

OWS-NYC: UPDATE 

NY protesters set sights on Sotheby’s
The auction house Sotheby’s has become the latest target of New York’s ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters. The demonstrators are showing support for 43 striking art handlers, who say the auction house wants to cut their pay, despite reportedly selling $3billion worth of art in the first half of this year alone.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2011/10/20111019204224607164.html

Workers Made Bloomberg Blink
The pivotal force that made the mayor blink was the unprecedented (at least in the last three decades) show of confrontational unity by unions — from the Communications Workers of America and 1199SEIU health care workers’ union to the behemoth of them all, the AFL-CIO, that is, the national federation of millions of union workers. IN THE 12 hours prior to the anticipated showdown, unions felt pressure from their members to call out their troops. Only unlike most labor events of recent years, this was not some pro forma, well-choreographed affair.
http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/20/making-a-billionaire-blink

Latinos Provide Key Support To Occupy Wall Street
“Whether white, black, Latino, documented or undocumented, the common denominator here is that the dominant upper class is exploiting us. That is why we have to change these conditions.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/20/latinos-occupy-wall-street_n_1011283.html

Save the Date: Fri., 10.28: Occupy Harlem Mobilization
We stand in solidarity with Occupiers of Wall Street.
No more bank bailouts! No more wars! We want money for jobs, housing, education and medical care.
http://theblacklistpub.ning.com/forum/topics/occupy-harlem-friday-october-28

NYPD RACISM, BRUTALITY, REPRESSION 

Michael Daragjati, cop accused of racism-fueled false arrest, case prompts probe of NYPD policy
‎”We are criminalizing thousands of young people in New York City,” Adams said. “What is it going to take before we realize this is a citywide problem?”
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2011/10/20/2011-10-20_michael_dargjati_cop_accused_of_racismfueled_false_arrests_case_prompts_probe_of.html#ixzz1bLvNCKW5

Former federal lawyer calls for investigation of NYPD Muslim spy programs
The Obama administration has repeatedly sidestepped questions about whether it supports the NYPD’s tactics, refusing to endorse them or to question them. Justice Department officials did not respond to Aziz’s comments Wednesday. Thomas Perez, the assistant attorney general for civil rights, hurried out of the auditorium without taking questions.
http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/10/20/172707.html

BEYOND OWS: U.S. 

Nurses to Open Occupy DC, SF First Aid Stations Thursday, Detroit Saturday | National Nurses United
Registered nurses will establish a basic first aid station at Occupy DC and Occupy SF Thursday morning and in Detroit Saturday, the latest in a series of medical aid centers established by National Nurses United to assist and support the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protest movement.
http://www.nationalnursesunited.org/press/entry/nurses-to-open-occupy-dc-sf-first-aid-stations-thursday-detroit-saturday-in/

Yup: Blue collar whites do support Occupy Wall Street
In the National Journal poll, 56 percent of non-college-educated whites agree with the protesters; only 31 percent disagree.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/yup-blue-collar-whites-do-support-occupy-wall-street/2011/10/19/gIQALBC7xL_blog.html

Democracy Now!: Obama Tops GOP Candidates in Wall Street Donations
New figures show President Obama continues to pull in huge donations from the financial sector, with more money from Wall Street this year than all other Republican presidential candidates combined.
http://www.democracynow.org/2011/10/20/headlines#4

Irvine 11 students appeal conviction
Ten Muslim students convicted of disrupting a speech by the Israeli ambassador at UC Irvine last year filed appeals Wednesday, arguing that the law used to convict them was vague and unconstitutional.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/10/irvine-11-students-appeal-conviction-.html

BEYOND OWS: INTERNATIONAL 

BOLIVIA: Bolivian protesters arrive in La Paz
“The power right now in Bolivia is with the marchers,” he continued. “They have force in numbers right now and Evo Morales is, all the analysts here will say, on his heels. He’s backing up.”
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2011/10/2011101916158299272.html#.TqAr4wo49ps.facebook

GREECE: Greece braces for second day of unrest
‎”Who are they trying to fool? They won’t save us. With these measures the poor become poorer and the rich richer. Well I say: ‘No, thank you. I don’t want your rescue’,” said 50-year public sector worker Akis Papadopoulos.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2011/10/201110207230500592.html

MEXICO: Los Indignados Tijuana.avi
The wealthy 1% should not rest on top of the majority of the people. Let’s Occupy Tijuana. WE ARE THE 99%!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qABxtcGw1j8&feature=player_embedded

PALESTINE: “Eleven years later, the wound is still bleeding”
More than a decade after Israeli police killed 13 Palestinians during the beginning of the second intifada, the demand for justice is only getting stronger.
http://www.electronicintifada.net/content/eleven-years-later-wound-still-bleeding/10503#.Tp9gw5xSl_k

CONTEXT & ANALYSIS 

Citigroup settles for $285 million; no Wall Street exec jailed yet | McClatchy
‎”The details (of this case) are the face of the problem that brings Occupy Wall Street protestors to the streets. We have theft from actual people. In the end these are pension fund beneficiaries … it’s clear we know the names of the perpetrators, and yet these people are apparently not heading to jail.”
www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/10/19/127742/citigroup-settles-for-285-million.html

If the Greeks can shut their country down, why can’t we? / Waging Nonviolence
If the Occupy Wall Street movement is eventually to put the kind of pressure on the government and corporate power to truly address the structural problems with our economic and political systems, a serious nationwide general strike that clearly demonstrates who actually makes this country tick may be called for.
http://wagingnonviolence.org/2011/10/if-the-greek-can-shut-their-country-down-why-cant-we/

A show of workers’ power in Greece
The most striking example of workers’ militancy is the widespread use of the occupation as a weapon, especially in administrative buildings. Workers in different government ministries have launched a series of takeovers in ministry buildings.
http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/20/workers-power-in-greece

US Troop Deaths in Afghan War Under Obama Now Twice That Under Bush | Just Foreign Policy
With the Occupy protest movement gaining steam, and demands for ending the wars receiving more attention than they have in a while, this is the moment to make sure people know the reality of the situation we face so they can fight even harder and more effectively against it.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/node/1043

Pakistani Statement in Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street
The ever-expanding war that terrorizes Afghans, Iraqis, Pakistanis, Somalis, Yemenis in their homelands also has a domestic face inside the US. You can see it in the prison-industrial complex which is eating up the lives of brown and black Americans. You can see it in the detention and deportation regime which constantly surveils Muslim communities, undocumented immigrants, suspect Others — whose only crime is not being white. Comrades we stand with you against corporate greed and police repression. We Pakistanis, we Muslims, suffer from the same system. We ask you, in turn, to stand with us.
http://bit.ly/oYyHkc

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.

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

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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