European day of action against capitalism ·...
peak-society: Left Wing Organisations and Libertarian(not american tea party shit) Grassroots Unions Call for an International Day of Action march31.net During an international meeting in December 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, several left wing organisations and grassroots unions from Greece, Spain, Poland, Austria and Germany decided to launch a joint effort against capitalist reforms under the...
on yesterday's Occupy Oakland event
Yesterday, Occupy Oakland moved to convert a vacant building into a community center to provide education, medical, and housing services for the 99%. Police responded with tear gas, rubber bullets, beanbag rounds and mass arrests. The state has compounded its policy of callous indifference with a ruthless display of violent repression. The Occupy movement will respond, as we have always...
One hundred Brooklyn community members and... →
…approximately one hundred people peacefully and powerfully disrupted a foreclosure auction by bursting into song. At 3pm the foreclosure auctioneer attempted to start bidding on homes that had been foreclosed upon. When the bidding started, the courtroom burst into song: “Mr. Auctioneer All the people here Are asking you to stop all the sales right now We’re going to survive, but we...
Well This Was Inevitable: Nonviolent Occupiers to... →
theamericanbear: We can’t tell people not to protest (pesky constitution!) so let’s just scare them into not protesting: Predictable enough now that torture is a human right, imprisonment without trial is the noble work of our Constitutional Scholar in Chief, and wars are a nutritious part of your breakfast: From MSNBC: Sergio Ballesteros, 30, has been involved in Occupy LA since the...
occupyallstreets: A very large crowd just came marching into Occupy Congress. A few hundred people are present. More expected to come. *Live*
sodium-0mg asked: To answer @chavista, I believe in OccupyNYC, they had a kitchen set up to give food out to anyone who was hungry.
chavista asked: Have any of the Occupy Movements taken any steps to help those who have been marginalised by the Capitalist system? For example has the Occupy Movement try'd to collect money to help feed the impoverished and homeless? I think I could be a lot more supportive of the whole movement if I saw it making a direct positive difference to those it's protesting for.
Martin Luther King, Jr Day - Weekend Roundup →
TONIGHT (Jan. 15th): Join at the Riverside Church in Harlem (490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10027) at 8:00pm for a candlelight vigil honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Other vigils are happening across the world! Members of the African-American faith community have joined forces with Occupy Wall Street to launch a new campaign for economic justice inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther...
The day after: the movement beyond the protest →
Over time, the wave of mobilizations that first hit the shores of the Mediterranean and extended outwards over the course of 2011 has overcome its initial, expressive phase. This phase managed to substitute the dominant narrative with our own. We now know that the problem is not some mysterious technical failure we call a crisis, but the intentional crimes of a cleptocracy. This...
Petition: No more protests in Rahm Emanuel's... →
socialismartnature: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is urging his City Council to enact strict new restrictions on many forms of protest on Wednesday, January 18. Local advocates say the Council is distracted by a fierce redistricting battle and that the new ordinance is likely to pass unnoticed, unless there’s a huge outcry. Occupy Rogers Park and Occupy South Side started an urgent petition...
Occupy Wall Street returns to re-opened Zuccotti... →
socialismartnature: Barricades surrounding a park that served as a camp for Occupy Wall Street protesters were removed Tuesday, allowing protesters to stream back in. The atmosphere was celebratory but calm on Tuesday evening as about 300 protesters began filling New York City’s Zuccotti Park a couple of hours after the barricades were taken down and a day after a complaint about the...
Oakland PD Used Violent Cops Against Occupy →
occupyonline: Records reveal that the #OPD put officers with histories of using deadly force on the frontlines during Occupy Oakland protests.
MEMO TO THE #OCCUPY MOVEMENT (A Post Growth...
cultureofresistance: The growth-seeking political-economic system has failed us. Today that system is dominated by Wall Street. “Goldman Sachs rules the world,” trader Alessio Rastani told us in a now-viral BBC interview. I met people like Rastani in researching my book, The End of Growth. At one lavish conference, 800 global investors packed a hotel ballroom to consider climate change. There...
Solidarity Unionism, Occupy, and the moral right... →
This immoral possession of society’s collective production of value is the root of why the 99% are in the streets protesting. In order to put pressure on the ruling class we will need to be able to directly challenge their monopoly on the value creating and distribution process. Where is this done? Simply, it’s done in the workplaces. Value is created when those of us in the working...
A petition to support the Saving American... →
The Saving American Democracy Amendment states that: Corporations are not persons with constitutional rights equal to real people. Corporations are subject to regulation by the people. Corporations may not make campaign contributions or any election expenditures. Congress and states have the power to regulate campaign finances. 155,272 signatures so far.
Occupy Wall Street's Livestream Operators Arrested... →
theamericanbear: Freedom of the press: Occupy Wall Street is in the middle of one of its day-long marches in New York Tuesday, protesting the National Defense Authorization Act, but for those following along on the Global Revolution livestream, the real action is happening in the broadcast studio itself. That’s because police have apparently just raided the Brooklyn studio...
thecommunes: Occupy Our Homes: protesters bid to move families into foreclosed houses [The above move] was part of a national day of action targeting the issue of foreclosures and marking the beginning of Occupy Wall Street’s Occupy Our Homes campaign. Various demonstrations were carried out in over 25 cities, including Seattle, Washington, Atlanta, Georgia and Riverside, California. New...
Time for OWS to embrace the co-op movement? →
Head into Liberty Plaza in Lower Manhattan, and one is immediately struck by the self-governing nature of the “Occupy” encampment. A community which adheres to non-hierarchical decision making, Occupy conducts General Assembly meetings which are transparent and open to the public. Meals too are prepared communally, and there’s even a public library. On the other hand, it’s not as if...
Private Danny Chen, and why I will never again... →
Anyone who is involved with the #OCCUPYWALLSTREET movement is strongly encouraged to read the linked article. Fighting for justice and defending the marginalized is about amplifying their own voice, not interjecting your own. It is frankly quite shocking to me that anyone could be so clueless and hurtful. White people, recognize your privilege and accept that you aren’t always the fucking...
thecommunes: There are those who said early on that one of #OCCUPYWALLSTREET’s weaknesses was it’s decentralized structure. The idea of #OWS was initially to bring large groups of people from all over the country to New York, to Wall Street, as the largest possible singular demonstration would logically have the largest possible impact. Centralization was thought to be necessary if the media was...
New Year's Eve Occupy Wall Street Protests: Police... →
Authorities say dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested as they tore down the barricades surrounding New York City’s Zuccotti Park just before midnight on New Year’s Eve. Police say 68 people were arrested during the scuffle. At least one person was accused of assaulting a police officer, who suffered cuts on one hand. Other charges include trespassing, disorderly...