The anniversary of the Occupy Wall St is coming up and in preparation the NYPD has installed concrete blocks around the Zuccotti park. These props, among many others, are being produced as part of planned Sept 17th actions.
Want to come to the #S17 action but need a ride? Here you’ll find a list of bus rides and carpools whose drivers are generous enough to offer rides to fellow activists like yourself!
If you are driving to the action and have seats available in your car, then please help a fellow occupier out by adding your route to this map.
NYPD erecting walls around Zucotti Park ten days before the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.
Via Rising Tide North America’s Facebook (I would link it, but you have to be friends with them cos it’s a page & Facebook won’t allow them to add anymore friends)
We’ll be at the anniversary, so if you’re interested in meeting up with us in New York, let us know!
Wow. Here’s your freedom and liberty.
Charlotte, NC: March on Wall Street South - Protest at the Democratic National Convention, September 2, 2012.
Photo by Jenna Pope
The Republican National Convention is taking place in Tampa starting August 27th. The Coalition to March on the RNC encourages you to join us and stand in solidarity as we march at the RNC to fight back against the political elite and the 1% agenda.
As of now, we are a Coalition uniting groups from around the country to say NO to this political system that only works for the 1% and therefore are marching at the Republican National Convention to let our voices be heard. Together we stand to march for good jobs, healthcare, affordable education, equality and peace. On top of this, we stand against all parties of the 1% and have also endorsed the March on Wall St. South, who will protest the DNC in Charlotte, NC. For too long people have suffered while the rich got richer. We say money for human needs, not on wars overseas and corporate greed. Together, we are planning a 5000 strong march at the first day of the convention on Aug 27th. We have hundreds of national and local organizations such as Code Pink, Veterans for Peace, Get EQUAL, Dream defenders, United National Antiwar Coalition, Occupy Tampa, Occupy USF, Occupy Pensacola, Occupy Tallahassee and more (See here for full list) endorsing us and we would love for all Occupy Assemblies to come down to Tampa to join and/or endorse our coalition. Only through unity is there strength.
We will be encouraging people to sleep at Occupy Tampa’s Voice of Freedom park or at these parks that allow camping for a nominal fee [Editor’s note: Please be aware that a tropical storm system, potentially a hurricane, is expected to effect Tampa during the Convention. The RNC isn’t telling people not to go to Florida, so neither are we. But you should check with organizers about alternatives in case of flooding.] We will be rallying at Perry Harvey Sr. Park, located at 1200 N. Orange Ave Tampa, FL, at 10 am and will be marching from the park through the streets of Tampa to “Protest RNC Square” at around noon. See here for the parade route.
Call to Action via Women Organized to Resist and Defend. Occupiers across the country are organizing in solidarity; we encourage everyone who can to attend! In NYC, we will gather at 47th St & 6th Ave at 1pm.
On Women’s Equality Day, August 26 – on the eve of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, which will be immediately followed by the Democratic National Convention - women and their allies will take to the streets of Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Chicago and other cities across the country in defense of women’s rights.
The building where activists, some from Occupy Oakland, created a free library and garden August 13 was raided by police that night. But that was Monday, this is Friday— and the Biblioteca Popular Victor Martinez, or People’s Library, is still in full form.
The books and garden have moved from the building, which was built in 1918 in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, to the sidewalk. But it’s still a lively scene. Books are shelved the block in front of the old library’s entrace, and around the corner participants have built gadren beds. In the sidewalk library and garden, children browse books, play chess, dig holes for seeds, water plants, ride bikes and scooters, and casually work on the fence around the building with pliers. [READ MORE]
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