Occupy movement continues worldwide


This video is called Protesters speak out at Occupy Sydney, Australia.

USA: Atlanta: Mayor postpones eviction of anti-Wall Street protesters: here.

The poverty rate has grown dramatically in the US South, according to recent census data: here.

Long Beach, California: Anti-Wall Street protesters speak out: here.

How world capitalism works: here.

4 thoughts on “Occupy movement continues worldwide

  1. NYC Labor Against the War

    10.19 Occupy Wall Street Report:
    World In Revolt

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    ‘It’s not just Greece. The reason we have seen a global movement erupt is because capitalism is an international system, and it’s doing the same thing to all of us, everywhere. What was done to the Third World in terms of structural adjustment is now being done to the working classes in advanced capitalist societies. What is being done to Greece is being rolled out across Europe.’
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    OWS-NYC: UPDATE

    Activists in New York Target ‘Governor 1 Percent’: Cuomo Under Fire for Refusing to Extend Millionai
    Tuesday night, Occupy Wall Street protesters marched to give New York Governor Cuomo the message: Stand with the people, not the 1%.
    http://www.alternet.org/news/152780/activists_in_new_york_target_%27governor_1_percent%27:_cuomo_under_fire_for_refusing_to_extend_millionaire%27s_tax

    Naomi Wolf: how I was arrested at Occupy Wall Street
    First they come for the “other” — the “terrorist”, the brown person, the Muslim, the outsider; then they come for you – while you are standing on a sidewalk in evening dress, obeying the law.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/oct/19/naomi-wolf-arrest-occupy-wall-street

    Commander Who Pepper-Sprayed Wall Street Protesters Faces Disciplinary Charge
    Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna, who could lose 10 vacation days, was found to have run afoul of Police Department rules in a Sept. 24 episode involving protesters in Lower Manhattan.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/19/nyregion/commander-who-pepper-sprayed-wall-street-protesters-faces-disciplinary-charges.html?_r=1

    Wall Street to Dems: you can’t have it both ways – Robin Bravender
    The DCCC hasn’t sent another pro-occupier email and its counterpart in the Senate hasn’t either.
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/66259.html

    Occupy The Hood | Poll
    It is the Mission of Occupy The Hood (in solidarity with Occupy Wall St) to get POC more involved in the Occupy Movement.
    https://www.facebook.com/OccupyTheHood?sk=app_163177517067273

    Slide show: Homemade posters from Occupy Wall Street
    While famous designers have created popular images, some of the protest movement’s best signs are by individuals
    http://www.salon.com/2011/10/18/slide_show_homemade_posters_from_occupy_wall_street/

    OWS-NYC: CALENDAR

    Thurs., 2 p.m.: Walmart Workers Demand Respect Teach-In!
    https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=211838805551428

    Fri., 1 p.m.: UPDATED – FRIDAY PRAYER AT OCCUPY WALL STREET
    We, the Islamic Leadership Council of Metropolitan New York and Muslim New Yorkers stand in solidarity with the protesters of Occupy Wall Street on grounds of free speech, right to assemble and justice for all. Indeed, we are part of the 99%.
    https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=228065433913260

    Fri., 3:30 p.m.: March Against Verizon Corporate Greed
    Early last Friday morning, members of the CWA joined thousands of others to help defend our park. If you want to march in solidarity with their struggle against Verizon, meet at 3:30 at Liberty Plaza to march to Verizon’s headquarters at 140 West St.

    BEYOND OWS: U.S.

    Occupy movement in New Mexico finds new name out of respect for Native Americans
    The ‘Occupy’ movement has emphasized its opposition to those in the top 1 percent of the country’s income distribution, as well as the financial sector, which in recent decades has drastically increased its share of the total national income. But this emphasis has meant that many other societal tensions and grievances that have traditionally preoccupied left-wing and anti-establishment movements, such as those of the Native American community and other racial minorities, have not been a significant focus of the ’99 percenters.’
    http://www.americanindependent.com/199655/occupy-movement-in-new-mexico-finds-new-name-out-of-respect-for-native-americans

    D.C. labor and Occupy unite
    The final stop for Occupy protesters on the labor march was the janitors’ protest. There, activists expressed solidarity with the workers and invited the workers to join them in their occupation. THIS WAS an important step in the local Occupy movement. Following the tense scene in Manhattan last week that concluded with a victory against the threatened eviction of protesters in Zuccotti Park, a new jolt of energy and determination fueled the movement in the lead-up to Saturday’s global day of action.
    http://www.socialistworker.org/2011/10/19/dc-labor-and-occupy-unite

    BEYOND OWS: INTERNATIONAL

    EGYPT: Egyptian activists post wills on Twitter
    The effort, which has spread to Facebook, is called Martyrs in Demand: Write your own will against the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. The idea arose after Mina Daniel, a Coptic Christian activist, was shot in the chest Oct. 9. His will asked that his body be carried through Tahrir. Mourners honored the wish, marching his coffin from the morgue through the busy square and toward the graveyard. Thousands of people turned out for Daniel’s vigil, and for the funeral processions of other fallen protesters.
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2011/10/egyptian-activists-post-wills-twitter-.html

    EGYPT: Jailed Egyptian blogger on hunger strike says ‘he is ready to die’
    ‎”If the militarists thought that I would be tired of my hunger strike and accept imprisonment and enslavement, then they are dreamers,” said Maikel Nabil Sanad, in a statement announcing that he would boycott the latest court case against him, which began on Tuesday. “It’s more honourable [for] me to die committing suicide than [it is] allowing a bunch of Nazi criminals to feel that they succeeded in restricting my freedom. I am bigger than that farce.”
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/18/jailed-egypt-blogger-hungerstrike

    GREECE: Greece hit with another strike, more protests
    In Athens, thousands of workers, not all of them from the unions, poured into the streets, marching on Parliament, where lawmakers have begun debating the latest round of austerity measures, including a rash of tax hikes and wage and salary cuts for 2011 and 2012.
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2011/10/greece-strike-protest-austerity.html

    LEBANON: Teachers Move Ahead with Strike
    Teachers in private and public schools carried out their strike on Wednesday protesting the “humiliating” deal that was made between the General Labor Confederation (GLC), the cabinet and the Economic Committees last week.
    http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/17893

    PALESTINE: Freed Palestinians reunite with families in Gaza and West Bank
    One former prisoner said he did not understand “why the whole world stood up for Shalit even though his job was to come and kill our people”. But Palestinians at the rally to welcome the prisoners home were not unsympathetic to what the Israeli, who was 19 when he was captured, has endured over the past five years. Nariman Shubair said she did not regard the holding of Shalit as personal. “Israel left the Palestinians no way to release the prisoners other than to take him. It wouldn’t have taken so long to get him released if the Israelis had let our prisoners go,” she said. “This was the only way to change anything. Negotiations do nothing.”
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/18/gilad-shalit-palestinians-gaza-prisoners

    YEMEN: Reports of more deaths in Yemeni protest
    Witnesses say forces loyal to President Saleh fired on protesters, killing at least seven in capital, Sanaa.
    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/10/2011101811132991846.html

    CONTEXT & ANALYSIS

    LENIN’S TOMB: Greece on the brink
    It’s not just Greece. The reason we have seen a global movement erupt is because capitalism is an international system, and it’s doing the same thing to all of us, everywhere. What was done to the Third World in terms of structural adjustment is now being done to the working classes in advanced capitalist societies. What is being done to Greece is being rolled out across Europe.
    http://leninology.blogspot.com/2011/10/greece-on-brink.html

    Freedom Rider: Iran in Obama’s Cross Hairs | Black Agenda Report
    While the nation’s attention has been focused on the Occupy Wall Street movement, new dangers for this country and for the world have been created by the Obama administration. The president has made it clear that America’s interventionist path has not changed direction one bit. If anything, he has done what once would have seemed impossible, accelerating that direction more than his predecessor ever hoped.
    http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/freedom-rider-iran-obama%E2%80%99s-cross-hairs

    A victory for the outraged
    On October 15, 2011, slightly fewer than one million people took to the streets. Nevertheless, it was a huge victory, because it was the first large demonstration carried out in a 24-hour period around the planet against the people responsible for the capitalist crisis, which has created tens of millions of victims.
    http://www.socialistworker.org/2011/10/19/a-victory-for-outraged

    The promise of Occupy
    Occupy is helping to build a new left on a scale unseen in the U.S. in the last 40 years — one that’s rooted in the working class.
    http://www.socialistworker.org/2011/10/19/promise-occupy

    Occupy Wall Street: What You Can Demand versus What You Must DO | Glen Ford
    Since it is patently clear that plutocrats and democracy cannot coexist, the project is to rid us of the plutocrats, while there’s still time to save our world. Once that’s understood, the rest is in the details.
    http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/occupy-wall-street-what-you-can-demand-versus-what-you-must-do

    Memorials and Spectacles: The Anti-Dr. King Monument | Glen Ford
    ‎So by the time the corporate sponsors spoke themselves and after all the choirs sang all we are left with is a memorial that will permanently impose itself, as spectacle, preventing actual discussion of the man or his ideas. In fact, the words “Black” and “racism” make zero appearances at a memorial dedicated to a man who spoke of the essentialness of Black pride and an end to White supremacist notions of race.
    http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/memorials-and-spectacles-anti-dr-king-monument

    Unveiling The Monument But NOT King’s Condemnation Of U.S. Wars for Wall Street | jay janson
    Investor-owned war-promoting media’s job is keep King’s outcry condemning U. S. wars buried along with his body.
    http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/unveiling-monument-not-kings-condemnation-us-wars-wall-street

    GENERAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES

    Legal
    PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY: If you are arrested at an Occupy Event, call the National Lawyers Guild: New York City: (212) 679-6018 Los Angeles: (323) 696-2299 Washington, DC: (202) 957 2445 Chicago: (773) 309-1198 San Francisco: (415) 285-1011 New Orleans: (504) 875-0019 Baltimore: (410) 205-2850 Minnesota: (612) 656-9108 Michigan: (313) 963-0843 Portland: (503) 902-5340 Boston: (617) 227-7335 Pennsylvania & Delaware: (267) 702-4654 Idaho: (208) 991-4324 Be very sure to write the applicable phone number in PERMANENT marker somewhere concealed on your body, protected from the elements. Do NOT assume you will be able to retrieve the number from a phone or a notebook. It is very likely you will be stripped of all your belongings.

    NEW: Cell Phone Guide for Occupy Wall Street Protesters (and Everyone Else)
    Protesters of all political persuasions are increasingly documenting their protests — and encounters with the police — using electronic devices like cameras and cell phones. The following tips apply to protesters in the United States who are concerned about protecting their electronic devices when questioned, detained, or arrested by police. These are general guidelines; individuals with specific concerns should talk to an attorney.
    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/10/cell-phone-guide-occupy-wall-street-protesters-and-everyone-else

    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

    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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  2. Dear Readers,

    On the twentieth day of the Occupation of Wall Street, I read a tweet that summed up my feelings for the burgeoning movement.

    “The important thing about #occupywallstreet for me is that everything is on the table.”

    The limitations of the political discussion in the United States have been insanely frustrating ever since I can remember. But something has fundamentally shifted in just one month.

    While candidates for president get into heated arguments about who cut whose lawn, the 99 percent of Americans who cannot afford a landscaping team, let alone a lawn, are getting down to business reinventing the unjust systems of power that has governed our lives for too long.

    From day one, I knew something about this movement was different. On day one, I found myself in Zuccotti Park, sitting on the ground in a big circle with young, smiling people. Discussing the deep, fundamental discussion of the horrifying ails of our country and our world and the formulating a stunningly optimistic and intelligent list of reforms. These ideas were then taken and synthesized and discussed in a massive group meeting called a General Assembly, where anyone who wanted to speak could be heard.

    The model of this movement is its strength, elevated and fueled by the platform of independent media who have been covering it correctly since the beginning. This is what democracy looks like. And it’s beautiful.

    Truthout has been on a mission to fundamentally expand the political discussion for ten years. We strive every day to cut through the noise and the gossip to bring out the truth. With unyielding passion for our mission, we will continue this work.

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  3. Something very new is happening when you have top economists coming to parks around the country to talk to people who are camping there. Tent cities full of people on laptops communicating in real time with other encampments around the globe? That’s new. TV crews descending on groups of unemployed people, asking them what their message is? That’s unheard of.

    Truthout needs your support to continue sorting out what’s going on and making sure the real messages get through. This movement is being attacked with all the typical tripe from the corporatist blogs and news outlets. Help us continue to report from the ground and bring our readers the facts!

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