NYC Labor Against the War 11.1: OWS Report: All Out With Oakland on 11/2

NYC Labor Against the War
11.1 Occupy Wall Street Report:

All Out With Oakland on 11/2


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“We call for a general strike around the country, and around the world, because we know that the wealth of the 1 percent is produced by the work of the 99 percent.”
Oakland Activists Regroup and Call for General Strike
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/02/us/oakland-activists-regroup-and-call-for-general-strike.html?ref=us
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11.2: OAKLAND GENERAL STRIKE 

General Strike & Mass Day of Action
Liberate Oakland
Shut Down the 1%
General Strike & Mass Day of Action
called for by Occupy Oakland
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116425145133938

Occupy Oakland General Strike and Mass Day of Action Press Conference, 10/31/11: video : Indybay
Speaking at the press conference were Tim Simmons; Louise Michel; Boots Riley of The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club; Cat Brooks of the ONYX Organizing Committee; Clarence Thomas of the ILWU Local 10 and the Million Worker March Movement; Nell Myhand of Causa Justa/Just Cause, Crystallee Crain, teacher at DeAnza College and the College of Alameda; Javier Armas, former Oakland teacher; Elaine Brown, SEIU member and former chairperson of the Black Panther Party; and Glenn Turner, a Telegraph Avenue shop owner.
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/31/18696378.php

Anti-Wall Street protesters may close down Oakland, while Teamsters picket 2nd port
‎”All over the world people are marching in solidarity with and looking to Oakland,” Riley said. “People are looking at Oakland, California. You know why? It’s become clear that some people in the United States have made a radical, militant connection between capitalism and labor.”
http://www.thetrucker.com/News/Stories/2011/11/1/Anti-WallStreetprotestersmayclosedownOaklandwhileTeamsterspicket2ndport.aspx

Oakland Activists Regroup and Call for General Strike
“We call for a general strike around the country, and around the world, because we know that the wealth of the 1 percent is produced by the work of the 99 percent.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/02/us/oakland-activists-regroup-and-call-for-general-strike.html?ref=us

Former Marine’s injury spurs vets to join Occupy movement
‎”We’re hearing from 80-year-old former Marines,” says Carter, who served two tours in Iraq. “Scott Olsen was willing to put himself on the line, so a lot more people are willing to take a more visible role.”
http://www.indystar.com/usatoday/article/51031852?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CIndyStar.com%7Cp

11.2: OWS-NYC STANDS WITH OAKLAND 

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

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

Participating groups and individuals in New York City (list in formation): CWA District 1, Brooklyn General Assembly, New York City All Student Assembly, New York City Labor Against the War, Labor for Palestine, Occupy the DOE, Marvin Holland (Political Director, TWU Local 100)*, Christine Williams (Executive Board Member, TWU Local 100)*, Charles Jenkins (Second Vice Chair, Line Equipment and Signals, TWU Local 100)*, Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, Virtual Boricua, Luisa’s Liberation Artists Making Action, East Harlem Preservation, Michael Letwin, (Former President, Association of Legal Aid Attorneys/UAW Local 2325)*, UAW Region 9A.
http://workersoccupy.tumblr.com/post/12062354461/november-2nd-national-day-of-action-in-solidarity-with

Calls to action on November 2
Among the first expressions of support for Oakland was a call by the Labor Outreach Committee of Occupy Wall Street in New York to make Oakland’s November 2 call a national day of action in solidarity with Occupy Oakland. The Occupy movement in New York knows the importance of solidarity from the thousands of unionists, students and other activists who mobilized October 14 to stop city officials from evicting the encampment Liberty Square.
http://socialistworker.org/2011/11/01/solidarity-with-occupy-oakland

New York City Chapter: Veterans of the 99% Call to Action | Iraq Veterans Against the War
November 2nd, march with us in support of the 99%. If you’re unable to come to New York, organize veterans in support of the 99% at your local occupations.
http://ivaw.org/blog/new-york-city-chapter-veterans-99-call-action

Support Locked Out Teamsters at Sotheby’s Nov.2nd & Nov.9th
Despite record profits Sotheby’s had demanded replacing Teamster jobs with temporary workers, wage and benefits decreases and has Locked out the workers from even bargaining.
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=130052413768422

OCCUPY U.S. 

Occupy Wall Street: Another world is possible
Obama’s rightward shift since taking office has alienated many former supporters, helping to fuel the ‘Occupy’ movement.
http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/11/201111172558820962.html

Race and Occupy Wall Street
The Occupy movement is clearly unifying. Centralizing racial equity will help to sustain that unity. This won’t happen accidentally or automatically. It will require deliberate, smart, structured organizing that challenges segregation, not only that of the 1 percent from everyone else, but also that which divides the 99 percent from within.
http://www.thenation.com/article/164212/race-and-occupy-wall-street

ALBANY: A Seeming Loss by Cuomo to Occupy Wall Street Group
The Cuomo administration’s plan to oust Occupy Wall Street protesters from an Albany tent city they call Camp Cuomoville failed.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/01/nyregion/a-seeming-loss-by-cuomo-to-occupy-wall-street-group.html?ref=nyregion

ATLANTA: Occupy Atlanta Arrests
Occupy Atlanta stands up to overwhelming police forces. The strength and committment these people have shown should be a reminder to all… freedom isn’t free. It’s time to take a stand! POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuMOm2SW4UU&feature=colike

DC: OccupyWashingtonDC.org Endorses Call for General Strike in Oakland, CA
“General strikes are used around the world when government’s do not respond to the needs of workers.  The Oakland action is a precursor to potential national strikes if the economic and political elites do not heed the message of the Occupy Movement.”
http://tinyurl.com/3vw87rj

PORTLAND: Occupy Portland has deep roots in the city’s history
In 1919, the Portland Workers, Soldiers and Sailors Council, modeled after the “Soviets” of the Russian revolution, brought over 500 to the square to protest the jailing of Dr. Marie Equi for her opposition to U.S. intervention in the European war.
http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2011/11/occupy_portland_has_deep_roots.html

RICHMOND: Are You F-ing Kidding Me? Police Use Bulldozers To Break Up Occupy Richmond
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqLC5Kg1xIw&feature=share

ROCHESTER: Occupy evicted in Rochester
Occupy Rochester is calling on Mayor Richards to drop all charges against the Rochester 32 and allow Rochester activists to continue occupying Washington Square Park round-the-clock. A large march from Washington Square Park to City Hall (and back) is planned for the national day of action in solidarity with Occupy Oakland on November 2. Occupy Rochester is uniting the community around the slogan, “We are the 99 percent, and we will not be silenced.”
http://socialistworker.org/2011/11/01/occupy-evicted-rochester

CRIMINAL INJUSTICE, USA 

Death Row Inmates Wait Years Before Execution
It is only on the back end — on appeal and in other postconviction proceedings — that the legal system, at great length and expense, starts to examine seriously whether particular death sentences were actually warranted.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/01/us/death-row-inmates-wait-years-before-execution.html?ref=us

Lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainees say military officials reading privileged mail
The motion cannot yet be read in full because it is undergoing a security review.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/checkpoint-washington/post/lawyers-for-guantanamo-bay-detainees-say-military-officials-reading-their-mail/2011/11/01/gIQAYGnNdM_blog.html

Police Torture in Chicago
An archive of articles by John Conroy on police torture and related issues.
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/police-torture-in-chicago-jon-burge-scandal-articles-by-john-conroy/Content?oid=1210030

Brooklyn Detective Convicted of Planting Drugs on Innocent People
“Anything goes in the never-ending war on drugs,” he said, “and a refusal to go along with questionable practices raise the specter of blacklisting and isolation.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/02/nyregion/brooklyn-detective-convicted-of-planting-drugs-on-innocent-people.html?ref=nyregion

BEYOND OWS: INTERNATIONAL 

EGYPT: Egyptians protest over blogger’s arrest
Egyptians are mobilising in support of Alaa Abd El Fattah, a blogger and activist who has imprisoned for 15 days after refusing to recognise a military court.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/11/201111145540459856.html

EGYPT: Revolution in a Cairo Hospital – Interview with Mohammed Shafiq
Dr Mohammed Shafiq, President of the Independent Union of Workers in Manshiet al-Bakry General Hospital, talks about the struggle of health workers to build independent unions and bring about a revolution in Egypt’s health system. The union was founded in the wake of Mubarak’s overthrow and led a revolution of its own within the hospital, ousting the old corrupt management and organising a democratic election for a new manager.
http://menasolidaritynetwork.com/2011/11/01/egypt-revolution-in-a-cairo-hospital-interview-with-mohammed-shafiq-2/

FRANCE: OWS protest turns on G20 summit in France
Thousands of anti-capitalists have arrived in Nice on the French Riviera to protest against corporate greed ahead of the G20 summit in Cannes. International activists are urging leaders of the world’s top economies to focus on people not finance.
https://rt.com/news/g20-summit-ows-protest-315/

NEW ZEALAND: Occupy Dunedin protesters won’t budge
Dunedin protesters taking part in the global Occupy movement are refusing to budge from the city’s Octagon.
http://www.3news.co.nz/Occupy-Dunedin-protesters-wont-budge/tabid/309/articleID/231435/Default.aspx

PALESTINE: Displacement of Palestinians ‘a war crime’
“We are witnessing a process of ethnic displacement,” said Michael Sfard, a lawyer who helped draw up a 73-page report into the issue. “Israel is manifestly and seriously violating international law … and the motivation is demographic.”
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/10/2011103121391523605.html

PALESTINE: BDS roundup: Yardbirds cancel Tel Aviv show; BDS activists urge two singers to do the same
Boycott campaigns target two women singers to cancel their planned shows in Tel Aviv and stand up for Palestinian women’s rights. The Yardbirds cancel their show. And Artists Against Apartheid call for a boycott against a “complicit propaganda institution.”
http://electronicintifada.net/blog/nora/bds-roundup-yardbirds-cancel-tel-aviv-show-bds-activists-urge-two-singers-do-same

TORONTO: Solidarity with Occupy Oakland and the General Strike!
Occupy Toronto will be marching in solidarity with Occupy Oakland, and in solidarity with the Oakland General Strike!
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=211656455572350

U.K.: St Paul’s suspends legal action against protesters – live coverage
Cathedral splits from Corporation of London, which plans to serve Occupy London camp with eviction order
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/blog/2011/nov/01/occupy-london-live-coverage-of-protests-and-reaction#block-36

GENERAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES 

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

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

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