Sunday night into Monday: Occupy Philly and Occupy LA face evictions

Occupy LA: AP says three arrests made in early morning hours of Sunday night into Monday morning. Skirmishes still happening. A policeman reports that there were 4 arrests. Live Streaming at Global Revolution: here. ____________________ In Philly, the police may come at any time. Please watch and/or chat in LiveStream to offer support: Occupy Philadelphia […]

Message from Scott Olsen, Vet for Peace injured at Occupy Oakland protests

(excerpt from) SF Appeal Former Marine Injured In #OccupyOakland Demonstration Releases Statement A former U.S. Marine injured in Occupy Oakland demonstrations last month released his first public statement on Sunday after he was released from the hospital last week. [Scott] Olsen posted the statement on Google Plus Sunday morning, accompanied by a picture of himself […]

Occupy Portland explains the big picture…

KW writes: I have to admit, I am having trouble keeping up with the occupy movement, I feel at a loss to know how to help. “What are they doing now?”, I wonder to myself. And, I think the answer is that most of the occupies are digging in, doing the nitty gritty work of […]

OWS and Politics: What should an occupier do on Election Day?

Kimberly writes: My personal suggestion for occupiers on Election Day: Write-in “Occupy”. Below are links to several interesting opinion pieces on voting and the occupy movement, plus some pull quotes and my own comments. I tried to see if I could find any trends or plans of occupiers to send a message on Election Day […]

Occupy updates from around the world: DN! Report

The occupy movement is becoming so big, it is difficult to keep up with. Thanks to Democracy Now! for a round-up of Occupy Wall Street and other occupation news from around the country and the world. Story at the Democracy Now! Monday headlines: here.

An Occupy Wall Street Idea: Poems For Police

Occupiers Should Have Two Poems In Their Pockets I have been watching LiveStream video of Occupy Wall Street and other occupations fairly obsessively. I aspire to be an eye witness, who will discourage the government from doing bad things to protesters. I try to e-mail my friends when important things are happening, like the fairly […]

Riot police decimate Occupy Oakland with tear gas, rubber bullets, etc.

Occupy Oakland had set up their encampment on the lawn near City Hall. This morning, riot police came and dispersed the peaceful protesters. There were many arrests and injuries. You can call the Oakland Police and complain and/or ask them to be compassionate to arrestees at: (510) 777-3333. Occupy Oakland asks you to contact the […]

LOL! and HURRAH! – OWS spawns an “I’m getting arrested” app

( If you do not know what an “app” is, and you get arrested, make sure you shout your full name to folks around you, and consider calling the National Lawyers Guild at: 212-679-6018 ) (excerpt from) USA Today Occupy Wall Street protesters now have a free app (cellphone program application) to alert others if […]

All I Want For Christmas Is An Occupation

All I Want For Christmas Is An Occupation by Kimberly Wilder Let’s not have Christmas. Let’s have an occupation. I will tell you what made me think of that plan. I was reading about peaceful protesters being arrested in Cleveland last night. Occupy Cleveland has been trying to work with the police and get permits […]

All Eyes Needed: Cleveland, Ohio – Police moving in on demonstrators

Update 10/22/2011: About a dozen protesters arrested at Occupy Cleveland. Love this clip from an article: “Police dragged one protester to an awaiting van. But the others did not struggle or fight.” That quotation, and the images of a Cleveland protester being carried in the aire by police, make me think of, “Resistance of futile”. […]

Today! Transfer your funds to a credit union! 10/20 is a special day for Occupy Wall Street

See our post at Peace Couple for information and links on how to celebrate International Credit Union Day with the folks at Occupy Wall Street. Today, October 20, 2011, move your money – savings account, checking account, etc. – to a credit union instead of a megabank. It’s easy! Moving your own money is a […]

Morning After Update on Occupy Wall Street, and other occupies

KW writes: I watched both Occupy Live Streams (the nyc one, and the Global Revoultion one) on and off until 1am. Occupy Wall Street went to Washington Square Park for their Assembly. They decided as a group to leave. But (as CNN reports) 14 stayed peacefully in the empty fountain, and were arrested. Others were […]

Evicting Occupy Wall Street?: Update, video, and chant

PLEASE TAKE ACTION TO STOP EVICTION TOMORROW! 1) In NYC: Call 311 and tell Bloomberg to support our right to assemble and to not interfere with #OWS. (Long Island and all out of town call 212-NEW-YORK/212-639-9675) 2) Come to #OWS on FRIDAY AT 6AM to defend the occupation from eviction. (Nearby subway stations: Cortland Street, […]

PeaceSmiths of Long Island endorses Occupy Wall Street

PeaceSmiths is a decades-strong, Long Island activist group, which works on issues of peace, justice, and the environment. PeaceSmiths released the following message today, October 13, 2011: A Message from PeaceSmiths, Inc. about Occupy Wall Street PeaceSmiths supports Occupy Wall Street in New York City. Our organization stands for peace, justice, and the environment. We […]

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