#occupywallstreet
paulcurrier:

From June 30th to July 4th, 2012, Occupy movement activists and supporters will gather in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the first Occupy National Gathering. This event is the culmination of months of organizing and consensus-building by countless activists from across the country. It has been endorsed by Occupy General Assemblies from Wall Street to Sacramento, and Austin to Kalamazoo, providing a clear example of the movement’s disparate chapters collaborating on a massive scale.
Occupy Philadelphia and the National Gathering Working Group, which initially proposed the event, invite all people to gather on Independence Mall for five days of community and movement building culminating in a massive outdoor gathering on July 4th. The main goals of the event are to strengthen our internal bonds, join together in direct actions, and engage in a transparent democratic process reflecting the values of the movement.
Activities will include:Four days of discussions, teach-ins, political theater, and community bonding.Protests and direct actions with Occupiers from across the movement.Collectively crafting a Vision for a Democratic Future on July 4th.
All people of good conscience who are fed up and ready to stand up for economic and social justice are invited to join us at Independence Mall. We will send the message that injustice of any kind is unacceptable. No government or corporation can ignore the will of the people any longer. We can build a better world together. 
Those in Solidarity so far…
IndyOWS – Indianapolis, IN
Occupy Albany – Albany, NY
Occupy Asheville – Asheville, NC
Occupy Astoria – New York, NY
Occupy Austin – Austin, TX
Occupy Baltimore – Baltimore, MD
Occupy Baton Rouge – Baton Rouge, LA
Occupy Birmingham – Birmingham, AL
Occupy Bozeman – Bozeman, MT
Occupy Buswick – Buswick, NY
Occupy Carson City – Carson City, NV
Occupy Charleston – Charleston, SC
Occupy Chattanooga – Chattanooga, TN
Occupy Davis – Davis, CA
Occupy DC – Washington, DC
Occupy Delaware – Wilmington, DE
Occupy Elmira – Corning, NY
Occupy Erie – Erie, PA
Occupy Fort Collins – Fort Collins, CO
Occupy Harrisburg – Harrisburg, PA
Occupy Harrisonburg – Harrisonburg, VA
Occupy Hartford – Hartford, CN
Occupy Jacksonville – Jacksonville, FL
Occupy Jersey City – Jersey City, NJ
Occupy Kalamazoo – Kalamazoo, MI
Occupy Kansas City – Kansas City, MO
Occupy Lancaster – Lancaster, PA
Occupy Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
Occupy Littleton – Littleton, CO
Occupy Maine – Portland, ME
Occupy Merced CA – Merced, CA
Occupy New Orleans – New Orleans, LA
Occupy Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
Occupy Pikes Peak – Pikes Peak, CO
Occupy Queens – Queens, NY
Occupy Sacramento – Sacramento, CA
Occupy Salt Lake City – Salt Lake City, UT
Occupy San Antonio – San Antonio, TX
Occupy Springfield – Springfield, MO
Occupy Staten Island – Staten Island, NY
Occupy Trenton – Trenton, NJ
Occupy Tulsa – Tulsa, OK
Occupy Wall Street – New York, NY
Occupy Worcester – Worcester, MA

paulcurrier:

From June 30th to July 4th, 2012, Occupy movement activists and supporters will gather in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the first Occupy National Gathering. This event is the culmination of months of organizing and consensus-building by countless activists from across the country. It has been endorsed by Occupy General Assemblies from Wall Street to Sacramento, and Austin to Kalamazoo, providing a clear example of the movement’s disparate chapters collaborating on a massive scale.

Occupy Philadelphia and the National Gathering Working Group, which initially proposed the event, invite all people to gather on Independence Mall for five days of community and movement building culminating in a massive outdoor gathering on July 4th. The main goals of the event are to strengthen our internal bonds, join together in direct actions, and engage in a transparent democratic process reflecting the values of the movement.

Activities will include:
Four days of discussions, teach-ins, political theater, and community bonding.
Protests and direct actions with Occupiers from across the movement.
Collectively crafting a Vision for a Democratic Future on July 4th.

All people of good conscience who are fed up and ready to stand up for economic and social justice are invited to join us at Independence Mall. We will send the message that injustice of any kind is unacceptable. No government or corporation can ignore the will of the people any longer. We can build a better world together.

 

Those in Solidarity so far…

Occupy National Gathering on July 4th, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA! Come together to collaborate, share ideas and help brainstorm a vision for our future!

Description

From June 30th to July 4th, 2012, Occupy movement activists and supporters will gather in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the first Occupy National Gathering. This event is the culmination of months of organizing and consensus-building by countless activists from across the country. It has been endorsed by Occupy General Assemblies from Wall Street to Sacramento, and Austin to Kalamazoo, providing a clear example of the movement’s disparate chapters collaborating on a massive scale.

Occupy Philadelphia and the National Gathering Working Group, which initially proposed the event, invite all people to gather on Independence Mall for five days of community and movement building culminating in a massive outdoor gathering on July 4th. The main goals of the event are to strengthen our internal bonds, join together in direct actions, and engage in a transparent democratic process reflecting the values of the movement.

Activities will include:
• Four days of discussions, teach-ins, political theater, and community
bonding.
• Protests and direct actions with Occupiers from across the movement.
• Collectively crafting a Vision for a Democratic Future on July 4th.

All people of good conscience who are fed up and ready to stand up for economic and social justice are invited to join us at Independence Mall. We will send the message that injustice of any kind is unacceptable. No government or corporation can ignore the will of the people any longer. We can build a better world together.

Visit http://www.occupynationalgathering
.com/ for more information.

We convene by conference call through InterOccupy every Tuesday at 9PM EST/6 PM PST. http://interoccupy.org/natgatcall/

For media purposes please feel free to utilize @OccupyNG and #NatGat for social media coordination.

SF Chronicle: Occupy protesters take over vacant Turk Street building

oldenough2burmom:

(04-01) 17:57 PDT San Francisco — A group of marchers led by Occupy movement protesters has entered a vacant building at Turk and Gough streets in San Francisco, claiming the property as a “permanent occupation” and refuge for homeless people in the city.

The group entered the building at about 5:45 Sunday evening, after marching there following a really at Union Square. Police were on the scene, but there were no immediate arrests or confrontation.

The march, which numbered a few hundred, was peaceful along the route. Marchers were playing music, chanting slogans and carrying signs saying “House Keys Not Handcuffs” as police officers looked on and blocked traffic.

When marchers reached the building, a two-story commercial structure at 888 Turk Street, they were met by activists dressed in black who had already entered the building and allowed them inside.

The march followed an afternoon rally in Union Square. The event, described in a press release as “poor people play April Fool’s prank on Union Square,” was promoted as part of a supposed 12-city April Fool’s Day action designed to “demonstrate poor peoples’ right to exist in public space.”

Speakers protested laws that keep homeless people from sitting, lying down, hanging out “and-perhaps worst of all-sleeping,” organizers said. They claimed that citations for offenses like these comprised “roughly one third of all prosecuted offenses in San Francisco at the end of 2011.” Paul Boden, one of the organizers, told the crowd at Union Square that area businesses “are targeting poor people as being bad for business. If you ain’t shopping, they don’t want you around here.”

Before leaving Union Square, those assembled were joined by a contingent from Occupy Oakland, who arrived on an old AC Transit bus. The bus, decorated with graffiti and fitted with a screen door at its entrance, followed the marchers along the route.

Benny Evangelista is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. bevangelista@sfchronicle.com


Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/01/BAP11NTE3K.DTL#ixzz1qqDvQAal

thecommunes:

OWS Activists work for the “Free Network Foundation,” planning a decentralized and open-source mesh Internet

You’re on the Internet. What does that mean?

Most likely, it means one of a handful of telecommunications providers is middlemanning your information from Point A to Point B. Fire off an email or a tweet, broadcast a livestream or upload video to YouTube, and you’re relying on vast networks of fiber optic cables deep underground and undersea, working with satellites high above, to move your data around the world, and to bring the world to your fingertips.

It’s an infrastructure largely out of sight and mind. AT&T, Level 3, Hurricane Electric, Tata Indicom – to most these are simply invisible magicians performing the act of getting one online and kicking. To many open-source advocates, however, these are a few of the big, dirty names responsible for what they see as the Web’s rapid consolidation. The prospect of an irreparably centralized Internet, a physical Internet in the hands of a shrinking core of so-called Tier 1 transit networks, keeps Isaac Wilder up at night.

carton-rouge:

Greetings to new followers from the government.

carton-rouge:

Greetings to new followers from the government.

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

New York City: Zuccotti Park has been re-occupied tonight, the half-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. March 17, 2012

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

New York City: Zuccotti Park has been re-occupied tonight, the half-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. March 17, 2012

We are on Wall Street. Right Now and every Friday.

We are on Wall Street. Right Now and every Friday.

It’s shaping up to be a busy spring for Occupy. The movement born last year in a New York City park has come roaring back to life this week after a period of hibernation. It promises to be even livelier in weeks and months to come.

On Monday, according to the Sacramento Bee, a crowd numbering in the thousands, including Occupy protesters, converged on California’s capital to denounce soaring college tuition costs. Chanting “You’ll hear us out, or we’ll vote you out,” they tried to occupy the capitol rotunda. Some succeeded. In what the Bee called “a massive show of force,” 100 California Highway Patrol officers arrested 68.

Occupy is taking credit for the White House’s recent decision to move a May meeting G-8 leaders from Chicago, where Occupy and other groups had threatened protests, to safer and more remote Camp David. “We scored a victory, forcing them to retreat to the back woods of Maryland,” Andy Thayer, Occupier and spokesperson for the Coalition Against NATO/G-8, tells ABC News.

Protests still will be mounted, he says, against NATO, which has chosen not to flee Chicago and will meet there as planned. “There’ll be a mass march on the NATO summit,” says Thayer, “not only a march, but any number of other activities. It’s unclear whether it will be on the 19th or 20th. We will decide in the next few days.”