Occupy Wall Street expulsion threatens


This video is called Lucy Kafanov: ‘Bloomberg hopes to clean up Occupy Wall Street’.

USA: New York Mayor Bloomberg Using Clean Up Ruse to Shut Down Occupy Wall Street: here.

Protesters in the month-long occupation of Liberty Plaza near Wall Street in have announced that will peacefully resist any attempt on Friday to remove them from the park: here.

Occupy Wall Street Cleanup: Hip Hopper Russell Simmons Offers To Pay To Avoid Violence: here.

UPDATE: Occupy Wall Street: Zuccotti Park Cleanup Called Off, Say NY Officials: here.

Bloomberg accuses politicians supporting Occupy Wall Street of making ‘threats’ to keep park open: here.

Eight arrested in Occupy Portland protest: here.

Anti-Wall Street occupation continues in Lexington, Kentucky: here.

USA: Exclusive Investigation: Goldman-Backed For-Profit Colleges Earn Billions Making Dubious Promises: here.

However large or small, the initial global protests this weekend reflect the elementary awareness that the working class everywhere confronts common problems and a common enemy: here.

5 thoughts on “Occupy Wall Street expulsion threatens

  1. NYC Labor Against the War

    10.13 Occupy Wall Street Report:

    Stop Bloomberg: Defend OWS

    6 A.M. FRIDAY: EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION: Prevent the forcible closure of Occupy Wall Street!
    We know where the real dirt is: on Wall Street. Billionaire Bloomberg is beholden to bankers.
    We won’t allow Bloomberg and the NYPD to foreclose our occupation. This is an occupation, not a permitted picnic.
    http://occupywallst.org/article/emergency-call-action-prevent-forcible-closure-occ/

    Bloomberg tells Occupy Wall Street protesters to clear Zuccotti Park by Friday | Capital New York
    Two days after Mayor Michael Bloomberg said protesters could stay in Zuccotti Park “indefinitely” if they followed the law, the mayor visited them tonight to say they had to be out of there by Friday, according to the mayor’s office. The reason given by the mayor tonight was that the park needs to be cleaned. The request to clean the park is coming from the company that owns it, Brookfield Office Properties, on whose behalf the chief executive wrote a two-page letter to the NYPD asking for help “to clear the Park” and to “assist” on an “ongoing basis” to keep the area safe and clean.
    http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/culture/2011/10/3722467/bloomberg-tells-occupy-wall-street-protesters-clear-zuccotti-park-fr

    Don’t Let Bloomberg Shut Down ‘Occupy Wall Street’
    Sign the petition in defense of the protesters and their First Amendment rights and then spread the word to everyone you know.
    http://act.aflcio.org/c/18/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=2995

    Fri., 10.14, 6 p.m.: OWS Labor Working Group Meeting will be this Friday, October 14
    Location: DC 37, 125 Barclay Street, Room #4 (enter on Murray Street

    OWS-NYC: GENERAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES

    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/

    Occupy Wall St.: Immediate Needs
    Comfort Committee’s Current NEEDS: thermal wear (especially smaller sizes), blankets, toiletries (especially toothpaste), hats & gloves, towels for showers We do NOT need more ponchos or space blankets. All donations can be sent to: The UPS Store Re: Occupy Wall Street 118A Fulton St. #205 New York, NY 10038

    OWS-NYC: OTHER UPDATES

    Occupy Wall Street: We are still here
    Welcome to Day 27: Despite being despised by the Republicans, we’re still here. Despite attempts by the Democrats to co-opt us and dilute our message, we are still here. And despite the efforts of a silly tax-dodger named Rupert Murdoch, we are all here and accounted for. Don’t give corporate criminals or any of these politicians and media smut-peddlers a hall pass. They need to reform from the bottom up before they are truly on our side. This will take time. Be patient. And occupy the streets and commercial zones of civilization until the power is returned to the people.

    32BJ SEIU Press Release: HUNDREDS OF OFFICE CLEANERS RALLY ON WALL STREET FOR GOOD JOBS
    New York, NY – To spotlight the need for good jobs and the growing wealth gab between the ultra rich and working people, hundreds of office cleaners, along with union supporters and groups such as Occupy Wall Street marched and rallied today to the New York Stock Exchange.
    http://www.seiu32bj.org/au/PR_2011_1012NY.asp

    Hip-Hop Artist Immortal Technique: No More Free Passes For Our Government
    Among the many artists supporting the Occupy Wall Street encampment is the Hip-Hop artist Immortal Technique. He shares his impressions of the protesters demands with Democracy Now!

    Occupy Wall Street activists cool to celebrities’ visit
    “Sharpton and all these guys — are you kidding me?” said Walker, who accused them of using Occupy Wall Street to bolster their profiles while perpetuating things the movement eschews, such as party politics, consumerism and sexism. “We don’t want to be used and co-opted. This is not a game.”
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-occupy-wall-street-20111013,0,7112422.story

    OWS: SAT., 10.15 EVENTS

    All Events
    http://nycga.cc/calendar/

    Wall Street = War Street, New Yorkers Join Nation-wide Protests to Mark 10th Anniversary of U.S. War
    Protesters mark the 10th anniversary of the US led war on Afghanistan with demands for the end of the wars, an end to U.S. aid to Israel, an end to U.S. bombing and destruction in Libya, and an end to the growing repression at home.
    http://www.salem-news.com/articles/october122011/decade-afghanistan.php

    #SankofaDay at #OccupyWallStreet by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
    ‎On October 15th, the 45th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party, let’s gather at Zuccotti Park highlighting a unique message: that Wall Street was literally built by our ancestors, through stolen slave labor to enrich the 1%. As people of color in this country, our economic potential has been actively suppressed and undervalued, so we know that Wall Street has been corrupt from the very beginning! It’s nothing new. Together, let us bring our issues to the table to deepen the dialogue at Zuccotti Park.
    https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=225184487542007

    Occupy the Bronx
    The Bronx contains one of the five poorest Congressional Districts in the entire COUNTRY. Yet we house a sport franchise that has the highest payroll in professional sports…That is but one example of the duality our borough endures. Please spread the word, as this will be the beginning of us manifesting our own local occupation and further events.
    https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=231920386862671

    BEYOND OWS-U.S.

    OCCUPY TOGETHER
    Welcome to 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/

    Occupy Colleges could become largest student protest in 40 years
    The largest student protest in American history occurred after the Kent State shootings in May of 1970. Over four million students protested and over 850 US colleges and universities shut down during the student strike. The impact of Kent State and the national student strike that followed soon after had a huge impact on American history. Perhaps the Occupy Colleges movement will as well.
    http://www.campusgrotto.com/occupy-colleges-could-become-largest-student-protest-in-40-years.html

    Veterans’ Nationwide Occupy Movement FB group created | Iraq Veterans Against the War
    The San Diego chapter of the IVAW (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Against the War) endorses, supports and stands with Occupy San Diego, as will the national body of the IVAW stand with Occupy Together and Occupy Wall Street.
    http://www.ivaw.org/blog/veterans-nationwide-occupy-movement-fb-group-created

    OccupyLAUSD | Now is the Time!
    This is a call out to the 99% who live, work, play and learn in the Los Angeles Unified School District. It is time we Reclaim Our Schools from the 1% wealthy Billionaires (like Eli Board, Gates, and Walton) and Corporate Management Companies who continue to set educational policies of school giveaways, increases in corporate charter schools, and constant school lay-offs as the new “normal”.
    http://www.occupylausd.org/

    Occupy the Hood Cleveland
    WE NEED AS MANY PEOPLE OF COLOR IN CLEVELAND TO JOIN THIS MOVEMENT, PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO ALL PEOPLE OF COLOR IN THE CLEVELAND AREA, SO THAT WE CAN BEGIN OUR EFFORTS. WE ARE THE 99% TOO!!!

    160,000 Calls to Governor Brown: A Phone Call for Every CA Prisoner
    Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity is calling for a massive flood of phone calls to Governor Jerry Brown. Help us make 160,000 phone calls to Governor Jerry Brown by Wednesday October 19.
    http://prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/160000-calls-to-governor-brown-a-phone-call-for-every-ca-prisoner/

    CONTEXT AND ANALYSIS

    The top 1%
    The richest one per cent of Americans earn nearly a quarter of the country’s income and control an astonishing 40 per cent of its wealth. Inequality in the US is more extreme than it has been in almost a century – and the gap between the super-rich and the poor and middle class people has widened drastically over the last 30 years.
    http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/faultlines/2011/08/201181125338194522.html

    Watching the One Percent squirm
    ‎The American One Percent has long had an ace in the hole when the Ninety-Nine Percent start getting rowdy: The Democratic Party, which, now that the Occupy movement has shown it can survive and grow without anybody’s help, is rushing in to offer help.
    http://www.socialistworker.org/2011/10/13/the-one-percent-squirm

    The fast and furious plot to occupy Iran
    ‎So how to bury Fast and Furious, the economic abyss, the 10 years of war in Afghanistan, the increasing allure of Occupy Wall Street – not to mention the Saudi role in smashing the spirit of the Arab Spring? By uncovering a good ol’ al-Qaeda style plot on US soil, on top of it conducted by “evil” Iran. Al-Qaeda and Tehran sharing top billing; not even Cheney and Rumsfeld in their heyday could come up with something like this. Long live GWOT (the global war on terror). And long live the neo-con spirit; remember, real men go to Tehran – and the road starts now.
    http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/10/201110121715573693.html

    Occupy Wall Street Doesn’t Adequately Represent Struggling Black Population, Experts Say
    “People who are concerned with survival want to know about outcomes,” she said. “What is it you want? Our protests have always been very targeted. You know, don’t put this person to death. We deserve to sit anywhere that is available on this bus. Protesting something like globalization? That is like saying that you are protesting electricity.”
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/06/occupy-wall-street-black-population_n_998722.html?ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false#sb=1918408,b=facebook

    BEYOND OWS-International

    AUSTRALIA: Unions show support for ‘OccupyOz’ movement
    Growing union support comes after US labour organisations threw their numbers behind the New York demonstrations in an effort to put pressure on the political leaders there, where joblessness remains at 9.1 per cent years after the financial crisis. In Australia, the jobless rate stands at 5.2 per cent by comparison.
    http://www.smh.com.au/business/unions-show-support-for-occupyoz-movement-20111013-1lmmo.html

    EGYPT: Egyptian army must answer for deadly toll at Coptic protest
    Medical staff at Cairo’s Coptic Hospital, where a large number of the dead and injured were taken after the incident, told Amnesty International that the casualties included bullet wounds and crushed body parts resulting from people being deliberately run over by army vehicles. Witnesses described how security forces in armoured vehicles opened fire into the crowds and killed or injured protesters by running over them.
    http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/news-item/egyptian-army-must-answer-for-deadly-toll-at-coptic-protest

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  2. Please Post Widely

    BLOOMBERG: HANDS OFF THE OCCUPY WALL STREET PROTEST! ALL OUT TO ZUCCOTTI PARK TO DEFEND OCCUPY WALL STREET! HANDS OFF THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY!
    SIGN THE ONLINE PETITION TELLING BLOOMBERG: HANDS OFF AT BAILOUTPEOPLE.ORG/HANDSOFFOCCUPYWALLST.SHTML

    In an unprecedented message the AFL-CIO has sent an emergency email alert for EVERYONE available to go to Zuccotti Park in NYC in defense of Occupy Wall Street NOW.

    Due to the unusual and dangerous development of one of the world’s richest multi-billionaires attempting to use police power to shut down a broad people’s struggle we are sending you the AFL-CIO Alert below.

    The Bail Out the People Movement’s own statement follows.

    At 7 a.m. tomorrow, New York Mayor Bloomberg plans to effectively evict theOccupy Wall Street protesters.

    Mayor Bloomberg is ordering Occupy Wall Street protesters out of Zuccotti Park for a cleanup at sunrise, and his new rules for their return would effectively shut down the occupation.

    Will you consider coming out to Zuccotti Park to support the protests?

    Since the protests are a truly organic movement, and aren’t organized by the AFL-CIO, we can’t tell you exactly what will be happening. But what we can tell you is this: the more people who can stand in solidarity at this critical moment, the better.

    As I write this message, Occupy Wall Street is asking people to show up at midnight. But whether you are reading this message before or after midnight, I encourage you to get the latest details here:
    http://www.occupywallst.org

    To find Zuccotti Park on Google maps, click here.

    Thank you for coming out to stand with the 99 percent.

    In Solidarity,

    Manny Herrmann
    Online Mobilization Coordinator, AFL-CIO

    To find out more about the AFL-CIO, please visit our website at http://www.aflcio.org.

    Bail Out the People Movement Emergency Alert

    Come to Zuccotti Park NOW to say:

    BLOOMBERG, NYPD:

    HANDS OFF! OCCUPY WALL STREET

    HANDS OFF! THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY

    SIGN THE ONLINE PETITION TELLING BLOOMBERG: HANDS OFF AT BAILOUTPEOPLE.ORG/HANDSOFFOCCUPYWALLST.SHTML

    Billionaire Bloomberg has announced that tomorrow he wants to “clean” ZuccottiPark, the site of Occupy Wall Street.

    Interesting how when the righteous protest against banks gains massive popularity, Bloomberg suddenly becomes concerned about health and safety.

    Where was Bloomberg when New Yorkers needed him to “clean” the city streets after an average winter snowstorm just before New Year’s Eve?

    What steps does he ever take against absentee slumlords, who allow their building to fall into dangerous disrepair? Where was his concern when the MTA laid off station agents and closed bus lines?

    Obviously the people don’t trust this billionaire and his police force one bit. The protesters at Occupy Wall Street have their own cleanup crews and are quite capable – indeed, more capable than the mayor, who puts profits before people – of taking care of their site.

    It can’t go unmentioned that tomorrow at 1 PM, members of the Muslim community have scheduled Jummah Prayer at Zuccotti Park, along with providing food for OWS members and anyone else who is hungry.

    Anyone who comes out to defend the right of OWS against shutdown will also be defending the right of Muslims to join this inspiring occupation. One only need remember the recent revelations of the NYPD’s CIA-backed campaign of spying and harassment of the Muslim community to know how important this is.

    COME TO ZUCCOTTI PARK NOW!

    IF YOU CAN’T COME NOW, COME WHEN YOU CAN.

    &

    Come at 1pm in Solidarity with the Muslim Community

    BACKGROUND TO TODAY’S DEVELOPMENTS

    The Occupy Wall Street has grown into OCCUPATIONS in 110 cities across the U.S. and more than 1,500 actions, events, protests in solidarity with this struggle of the 99% against the bankers, war makers and corporate power.

    The threatened expulsion of Occupy Wall Street activists by the police is developing into a mammoth political crisis with Bloomberg at the center of it. This could point the way to a bigger struggle to target Bloomberg as the richest person in the city who has called for “the cleaning” of the park which includes the removal of all materials including bedding. Make no mistake about this: this “cleaning” is a poor disguise by the state to crush the Occupy Wall Street movement that is now tens of thousands strong.

    There was a press conference held on the steps on City Hall earlier this evening , (Thursday, Oct 13) called by a large delegation of city council people demanding that the cleaning be called off.

    Today there was a successful OWS peoples’ action in Brooklyn to stop a large housing foreclosure auction. An antiwar demonstration on Saturday gathering at Wall Street and Broadway at NOON, titled Wall Street = War Street was gaining serious momentum with a mass march to Times Square. This Bloomberg ParkClean-up is an effort to shut down all forms of a widening struggle and that is more connected and linked.

    Originally, there was a call resonating throughout the broad progressive movement to be at OWS by 6 a.m Friday. since the “cleaning” is scheduled at 7 a.m. All this has changed over the past couple of hours; the call is now to head down to OWS immediately. We are also getting word that activists from other parts of the region including Philadelphia and upstate NY are also heading here to stand with OWS.

    We are organizing early and late crews of activists going to OWS starting now and through the night. The AFL-CIO has put out an email blast telling their members to go to OWS now.

    IF you are coming to Wall Street take raingear with you since rain is predicted throughout the night and into Friday. Say in touch.
    SIGN THE ONLINE PETITION TELLING BLOOMBERG: HANDS OFF AT

    BAILOUTPEOPLE.ORG/HANDSOFFOCCUPYWALLST.SHTML

    Bail Out the People Movement
    c/o Solidarity Center
    55 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011
    212-633-6646
    web: bailoutpeople.org

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  3. Oct 14, 7:12 AM EDT

    NYC official: Protest cleanup is being postponed

    By KAREN MATTHEWS
    Associated Press

    NEW YORK (AP) — The cleanup of a plaza in lower Manhattan where protesters have been camped out for a month was postponed early Friday, sending cheers up from a crowd that had feared the effort was merely a pretext to evict them.

    Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway said the owners of the private park, Brookfield Office Properties, had put off the cleaning. Supporters of the protesters had started streaming into the park in the morning darkness before the planned cleaning, forming a crowd of several hundred chanting people.

    “I’ll believe it when we’re able to stay here,” said protester Peter Hogness, 56, a union employee from Brooklyn. “One thing we have learned from this is that we need to rely on ourselves and not on promises from elected officials.”

    But protester Nick Gulotta, 23, was jubilant.

    He originally held up a sign referring to Mayor Michael Bloomberg that said: “Bloomberg Don’t Evict Occupy Wall Street.” People cheered and clapped him on the back when he scratched out the “don’t” and replaced it with “didn’t.”

    “It shows when people work together, you really can make a difference and make justice happen,” Gulotta said.

    A confrontation between police and protesters, who had vowed to stay put through civil disobedience, had been feared. Boisterous cheers floated up from the crowds as the announcement of the postponement circulated, and protesters began polling each other on whether to make an immediate march to Wall Street, a few blocks away.

    “Late last night, we received notice from the owners of Zuccotti Park – Brookfield Properties – that they are postponing their scheduled cleaning of the park, and for the time being withdrawing their request from earlier in the week for police assistance during their cleaning operation,” the deputy mayor’s statement said.

    The New York Police Department had said it would make arrests if Brookfield requested it and laws were broken. The deputy mayor’s statement Friday said Brookfield believes it can work out an arrangement with the protesters that “will ensure the park remains clean, safe, available for public use,” it said.

    Brookfield, a publicly traded real estate firm, had planned to power-wash the plaza section by section over 12 hours and allow the protesters back – but without much of the equipment they needed to sleep and camp there. The company called the conditions at the park unsanitary and unsafe.

    The company’s rules, which haven’t been enforced, have been this all along: No tarps, no sleeping bags, no storing personal property on the ground. The park is privately owned but is required to be open to the public 24 hours per day.

    In a last-ditch bid to stay, protesters had mopped and picked up garbage. While moving out mattresses and camping supplies, organizers were mixed on how they would respond when police arrived.

    Many protesters said the only way they would leave is by force. Organizers sent out a mass email Thursday asking supporters to “defend the occupation from eviction.”

    Nicole Carty, a 23-year-old from Atlanta, had hoped the group’s cleaning effort would stave off any confrontation. It wasn’t clear early Friday whether that had anything to do with the company’s decision to postpone the cleanup.

    “We tell them, `Hey the park is clean, there’s no need for you to be here,'” she said. “If they insist on coming in, we will continue to occupy the space.”

    The demand that protesters clear out had set up a potential turning point in a movement that began Sept. 17 with a small group of activists and has swelled to include several thousand people at times, from many walks of life. Occupy Wall Street has inspired similar demonstrations across the country and become an issue in the Republican presidential primary race.

    The protesters’ demands are wide-ranging, but they are united in blaming Wall Street and corporate interests for the economic pain they say all but the wealthiest Americans have endured since the financial meltdown.

    A spokesman for Bloomberg, whose girlfriend is a member of Brookfield’s board of directors, had said Thursday that Brookfield had requested the city’s assistance in maintaining the park.

    “We will continue to defend and guarantee their free speech rights, but those rights do not include the ability to infringe on the rights of others,” Bloomberg spokesman Marc La Vorgna said, “which is why the rules governing the park will be enforced.”

    Protesters have had some run-ins with police, but mass arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge and an incident in which some protesters were pepper-sprayed seemed to energize their movement.

    Bill de Blasio, the city’s public advocate, had expressed concern over the city’s actions as he inspected the park Thursday afternoon and listened to protesters’ complaints.

    “This has been a very peaceful movement by the people,” he said. “I’m concerned about this new set of policies. At the very least, the city should slow down.”

    And attorneys from the New York City chapter of the National Lawyers Guild – who are representing an Occupy Wall Street sanitation working group – wrote a letter to Brookfield saying the company’s request to get police to help implement its cleanup plan threatened “fundamental constitutional rights.”

    The protest has led sympathetic groups in other cities to stage their own local rallies and demonstrations: Occupy Boston, Occupy Cincinnati, Occupy Houston, Occupy Los Angeles, Occupy Philadelphia, Occupy Providence, Occupy Salt Lake and Occupy Seattle, among them.

    The situation was tense near Colorado’s state Capitol, where hundreds of Occupy Denver protesters were told to clear out or risk arrest. Dozens of police in riot gear moved into the park, declaring it closed and removing dozens of tents, but no clashes were reported early Friday.

    Occupy Seattle protesters running a live video feed from their corporate power protest at Seattle’s Westlake Park said police started making arrests Thursday. Police confirmed that 10 people were arrested. City law bans camping in parks.

    Several protests are planned this weekend across the U.S. and Canada, and European activists are also organizing.

    Associated Press writers Larry Neumeister, Tom McElroy, Cara Anna, Deepti Hajela, Colleen Long, Cristian Salazar, Verena Dobnik, and Meghan Barr contributed to this report.

    © 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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  4. NYC Labor Against the War

    10.14 Occupy Wall Street Report:

    With the Whole World Watching, Bloomberg Backs Down

    – – – – – – – –
    ‘Liberty Park belongs to OWS, and not a single person who was there will forget what it felt like to win a battle.’
    – – – – – – – –

    OWS-NYC: TODAY

    #OCCUPYWALLSTREET WINS! Bloomberg backs down, protestors stay in park
    The awesome moment when 5,000 protestors defended their right to OCCUPY WALL STREET!

    ‘The World Is Watching’: Occupy Wall Street Stares Down the NYPD
    That the protesters could peacefully stare down New York City authorities and preserve Zuccotti Park — Liberty Square, as they call it — as theirs is a significant victory for Occupy Wall Street’s burgeoning image.
    http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2096976,00.html

    NYC Withdraws Cleaning Evacuation Order in Face of Defiant Occupy Wall Street Protesters
    At about 6:00 in the morning, a march of union members arrived to Liberty Square, and the reception was one of pure joy, chanting, cheering. It really bolstered the numbers here. And you?re right that the resolve among the protesters here has been quite remarkable.
    http://www.democracynow.org/2011/10/14/nyc_withdraws_cleaning_evacuation_order_in

    Occupy Wall Street Protesters Win Bloomberg Showdown | The Nation
    The cleaning crew will return. But at least for one more night, Liberty Park belongs to OWS, and not a single person who was there will forget what it felt like to win a battle.
    http://www.thenation.com/blog/163981/occupy-wall-street-protesters-win-bloomberg-showdown

    Mobilization saves Occupy Wall Street
    The thousands of union members, students and everyday New Yorkers who responded to the call to come to Liberty Plaza — the protesters’ new name for Zuccotti Park, a square privately owned by real estate giant Brookfield Properties — clearly compelled Bloomberg to question the wisdom of carrying out an act of mass repression against a peaceful crowd as the whole world watched.
    http://www.socialistworker.org/2011/10/14/occupy-wall-street-saved

    Occupy Wall Street Holds Ground, with Labor’s Help
    Red-shirted Communications Workers — many of them recently on strike against Verizon — graduate student members of the United Auto Workers, building services workers in their SEIU Local 32BJ purple T-shirts, and Transport Workers Local 100 members were among the unionists visible in the crowd. . . . Sunrise found people excitedly chatting about the victory and buying coffee from street vendors, while several hundred marched off toward the Stock Exchange and others started toward City Hall, attracting cheers and friendly waves from construction workers atop the half-built Fulton Street Transit Center.
    http://labornotes.org/2011/10/occupy-wall-street-holds-ground-labors-help

    Aftermath: NYPD’s Brutal Retaliation


    OWS-NYC: TONIGHT

    5:30pm – 8:30pm: “Empire on Wall Street” action
    Snapshots of US military actions over the last 60 years will be displayed on signs in a visual artistic expression to educate and intervene at #OccupyWallSt in an effort to include more discussion including the voices of occupied peoples. We are asking people to join us at 5:30pm on Friday Oct. 14 at the red cube to participate in this action by holding signs, passing out flyers for concrete things people can do to resist militarization & war, or stand in solidarity. WEAR BLACK!
    https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126038400832440

    6 p.m.: Labor Working Group Meeting
    Location: DC 37, 125 Barclay Street, Room #4 (enter on Murray Street).

    7 p.m.: Guantanamo at Home: An evening with the families of US terror suspects
    Family members will tell their own stories of the human and civil rights violations here in US courts and prisons ? stories of the inhumane conditions of confinement terror suspects face pre-trial and post-conviction; of over-reaching material support charges often accompanied by flimsy evidence; of years of intrusive and often illegal government surveillance; of FBI informants disrupting mosques and instigating conspiracies.
    https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=243655962351666&ref=notif&notif_t=event_invite

    OWS-NYC: TOMORROW (SATURDAY)

    Bigger Than Ever: Occupy Wall Street – October 15 – Day of Actions
    ?Occupy Wall Street’s October 15th – Day of Actions have actions targeting banks throughout the day around specific themes: jobs, education, housing, environment, and war. It will culminate with a mass convergence/party at Times Square, 5pm. Thousands will be participating throughout the day. Don’t miss Occupy Wall Street’s biggest day!
    https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=159977090763817

    BEYOND OWS-U.S.

    Yes, We Have a Permit to Occupy
    This morning, Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrated when New York authorities beat a last-minute retreat from clearing Liberty Plaza ? as hundreds of labor and other activists rushed to defend the square. But at the same time this morning, dozens of state troopers in riot gear cleared out Occupy Denver protests. In cities across the country, Occupy protesters have faced police violence, arrests and forcible removal. The authorities say we don?t have the proper permits to occupy public spaces. Our permit to occupy is the First Amendment. Sign the following statement and spread the message and video:
    http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4882

    Protesters disrupt hearing on US defense spending
    Protesters disrupted a congressional hearing Thursday on US defense spending, with one demonstrator shouting “You are murdering people!” as police dragged him out of the room.
    http://news.yahoo.com/anti-war-protesters-disrupt-us-defense-budget-hearing-144616579.html

    Boston Teachers Union membership endorses Occupy Boston
    Last evening the BTU membership endorsed Occupy Boston and agreed to send a donation of $500 in food supplies to those encamped.
    http://www.btu.org/btu-publications/current-ebulletin

    Ford Workers Opposing Contract in Early Votes
    UAW reformers oppose the contract because it would freeze wages and substitute bonuses?which wouldn?t recover the losses from years of concessions?and it would permanently institutionalize the two-tier wage system. Despite raises for the lower tier, the contract provides no bridge to higher wages. In response, the national union put out the word that a “no” vote would mean a strike and that Ford would hire scabs?a fantasy designed to scare members.
    http://labornotes.org/blogs/2011/10/uaw-ford-contract-behind-early-voting

    Laid-Off Hotel Bel-Air Workers and OCCUPY LA to Protest Hotel Bel-Air’s Refusal to Bring Back 100+ Staff
    The hotel is owned by the Brunei Investment Agency, an agency of the government of Brunei. The nation is ruled by its Sultan, one of the richest men in the world. OCCUPY LA has pledged to send protesters in support of the former Bel-Air workers. Buses will transport protesters from City Hall on Friday afternoon at 3:30 pm.
    http://www.hotelworkersrising.org/News/press_release.php?press_id=183

    ANALYSIS

    What the occupation means to me: Arun Gupta, Co-founder of The Indypendent and The Occupied Wall Street Journal
    What must be avoided is the pursuit of reform, which is based on the notion that the system is fundamentally just and only needs to be tweaked with policy changes. This is the perspective of every compromised force within the Democratic Party from ossified labor unions to reformist NGOs to clientelist community groups, which are glomming on to Occupy Wall Street to push their agenda and return disgruntled Democratic voters back to the fold in 2012. This movement will achieve victories by rejecting the ballot box, staying in the streets, constructing new narratives and keeping the heat on the oligarchy. Most of all, we must keep changing consciousness, people’s notion of themselves, society and possibility. That is what will push this movement forward in ways we can barely imagine.
    http://www.socialistworker.org/2011/10/14/what-occupy-wall-street-means

    An Insidious Threat to the Occupy Movement » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
    One can only hope that the Occupy Movement is armed with the knowledge of the Democratic Party?s record of cooptation and betrayal of radical movements; and will therefore chart a political movement of the working people and other grassroots independent of both parties of big business.
    http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/10/14/an-insidious-threat-to-the-occupy-movement/

    We are the 99%. So let’s rise up and smash capitalism
    The revolts and revolutions that have swept the globe this year give a stirring glimpse of the possibilities that open up when the mass of people start to rise up and impose themselves on the powerful. We need to build those revolts, and turn them into a political movement that can not only challenge the power of the ruling capitalist elite, but tear down their system and build a new world based on democratic control by the mass of people.
    http://www.sa.org.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=7091%3Awe-are-the-99-so-lets-rise-up-and-smash-capitalism&Itemid=603

    GENERAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES

    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/

    Legal Assistance
    National Lawyers Guild-NYC: 212.679.6018

    Occupy Wall St.: Immediate Needs
    Comfort Committee?s Current NEEDS: thermal wear (especially smaller sizes), blankets, toiletries (especially toothpaste), hats & gloves, towels for showers We do NOT need more ponchos or space blankets. All donations can be sent to: The UPS Store Re: Occupy Wall Street 118A Fulton St. #205 New York, NY 10038

    Occupy Together
    Welcome to 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/

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