Occupy Wall Street fights on


This video from the USA says about itself:

From Tahrir to Wall Street: Egyptian Revolutionary Asmaa Mahfouz Speaks at Occupy Wall Street.

Police violently attacked hundreds of demonstrators in Oakland, California on Tuesday night, in part of a coordinated attempt to disperse occupy encampments in several cities throughout the US: here.

Iraq veteran in hospital with fractured skull + brain swelling after allegedly being hit by police projectile in Oakland: here.

After nearly a month of activity, nearly 100 protesters filled downtown Sacramento’s Cesar Chavez Park this past Saturday to voice their opposition to Wall Street and the two big-business parties that support it: here.

The Occupy Wall Street movement in Minnesota, which has set up an encampment in downtown Minneapolis, has targeted banks in the past week to protest student debt and home foreclosures. Students are angry over the rising cost of education and the ever-increasing corporate control of academic institutions. The occupation has targeted demonstrations at the downtown offices of Wells Fargo and TCF: here.

To all those in the United States currently occupying parks, squares and other spaces, your comrades in Cairo are watching you in solidarity: here.

3 thoughts on “Occupy Wall Street fights on

  1. NYC Labor Against the War

    10.25 Occupy Wall Street Report:
    Show Down

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    “While the Occupy actions have become national symbols of resistance, the movement has also served to underline the problem of America’s massive police state, which is used to suppress freedom of expression and assembly rather than as an instrument to safeguard those liberties.”
    Police State Targets Occupy Movements | The Nation
    http://www.thenation.com/blog/164150/police-state-targets-occupy-movements
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    OWS-NYC: UPDATE

    CWA and Occupy Wall Street storm Lower Manhattan protesting Verizon’s Corporate Greed
    October 21, 2011. Thousands of CWA and OWS protesters rally at Verizon Wireless store. 20 Verizon workers sleep at Liberty Plaza/Zucotti Park in solidarity with the 99%.

    Protest derails DOE meeting on curriculum after just minutes | GothamSchools
    “We want our teachers to be paid more,” yelled a 7-year-old, Anais Richard, who attends P.S. 11 in Brooklyn. “If these things are not done, then we won’t be able to be succeeded.” The people’s mic repeated her statement, complete with the misspoken final word.
    http://gothamschools.org/2011/10/25/protest-derails-doe-meeting-on-curriculum-after-just-minutes/

    Education Panel Meeting Disrupted By “Occupy” Protesters
    The chancellor moved the official meeting to the third floor, split between three different classrooms. The protestors continued to hold their own meeting in the auditorium for almost two hours, and discussed their opposition to mayoral control of schools and education budget cuts. Many of the several hundred protesters were public school teachers. Some of them have been involved and are even organizers of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Other participants said they were just been inspired by the ongoing protest. Some of the demonstrators are planning another event in early November at DOE headquarters in Downtown Manhattan, called “Occupy The DOE.”
    http://www.ny1.com/content/news_beats/education/149635/education-panel-meeting-disrupted-by–occupy–protesters

    New York D.A. declines to drop charges against protesters
    Prosecutors instead offered those arrested an adjournment for six months; if the individual is not arrested during that time, the case will be dismissed and sealed.
    http://newsandinsight.thomsonreuters.com/New_York/News/2011/10_-_October/New_York_D_A__declines_to_drop_charges_against_protesters/

    Many “Occupy” Protesters Won’t Take Plea Deal, Lawyer Says
    Protestors have threatened to take their cases to trial in an effort to clog up the court system.
    http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/149593/many–occupy–protesters-won-t-take-plea-deal–lawyer-says

    The fight for OWS continues
    We’re calling on Mayor Bloomberg to pledge his support for the First Amendment rights of the protesters, and allow them to stay as long as they have a voice to be heard.
    http://action.workingfamiliesparty.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4853

    BEYOND OWS: U.S.

    Police State Targets Occupy Movements | The Nation
    While the Occupy actions have become national symbols of resistance, the movement has also served to underline the problem of America’s massive police state, which is used to suppress freedom of expression and assembly rather than as an instrument to safeguard those liberties.
    http://www.thenation.com/blog/164150/police-state-targets-occupy-movements

    ALBANY: Unmoved Albany protesters add Cuomo to their list of concerns
    A day after it was revealed that Cuomo tried — unsuccessfully — to get Albany officials to use police to remove protesters from the park after an 11 p. m. curfew, demonstrators wasted little time in adding the governor to their lineup of concerns.
    http://www.buffalonews.com/city/capital-connection/albany/article606752.ece

    BOSTON: Occupy the Hood comes to Boston
    ‎”I didn’t know anything about Occupy Boston before tonight. I heard a lot of chanting in the neighborhood and decided to come out to see what was going on. I think this is a wake-up call for everybody to stand up for equality with peace and justice for all people from all walks of life. Our common enemy is injustice.”
    http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/25/occupy-the-hood-in-boston

    CHICAGO: Director of National Nurses United Union Responds to Occupy Chicago Arrests
    “Rahm Emanuel apparently believes that First Amendment rights end at 11pm in the city of Chicago. We think that Constitutional rights extend 24/7 and that people should have the right to protest and to raise their voices and to reflect the anger and suffering that are out there across the country.”
    http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/director-national-nurses-united-union-resp

    DETROIT: Main Street Report: Occupy The Hood/Detroit
    Co-Founder of Occupy the Hood speaks at Occupy Detroit and encourages All Power to the People!

    OAKLAND: Oakland Cops Open Fire With Shotgun Beanbags & Tear Gas On Peaceful Protesters
    October 25, 2011 CURRENT TV Keith Olbermann

    OAKLAND: Police Brutalize, Dismantle Occupy Oakland Camp – Occupy Oakland
    This morning at 5am over 500 police in riot gear from cities all over central California brutally attacked the Occupy Oakland encampment at 14th & Broadway. The police attacked the peaceful protest with flash grenades, tear gas, and rubber bullets after moving in with armored vehicles.
    http://www.occupyoakland.org/2011/10/police-brutalize-dismantle-occupy-oakland-camp/

    OAKLAND: Alameda Labor Council Decries Eviction of Occupy Oakland Demonstrators
    This outrageous act to silence the voices of the protesters puts Mayor Quan and the City Council on the wrong side of history.
    http://www.eastbayexpress.com/92510/archives/2011/10/25/alameda-labor-council-decries-eviction-of-occupy-oakland-demonstrators

    PITTSBURGH: Action Alert: Call for Solidarity | Occupy Pittsburgh
    Occupy Pittsburgh has received word that police may be planning an action at the Occupy Pittsburgh camp at BNY Mellon Green in the next two days.
    http://www.occupypittsburgh.org/content/action-alert-call-solidarity

    FROM ARAB SPRING TO OWS

    To the Occupy movement — the occupiers of Tahrir Square are with you
    Comrades from Cairo: In many ways we in Egypt are part of the same struggle, and we are watching in solidarity. Keep going, don’t stop, occupy more.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/oct/25/occupy-movement-tahrir-square-cairo?newsfeed=true

    The radical power of just showing up
    The Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street movements show that simply standing together can achieve real results.
    http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/10/201110257859154472.html

    The 1% Demands: Occupy Palestine, Free Wall Street
    The Arab Spring, where it sprung up, sought to throw off the yoke of dictatorship within a single country; Occupy Wall Street seeks to disentangle the American dream from a diffuse and all-pervasive system of economic, corporate, and ideological oppression; the Palestinian people seek to liberate themselves from a foreign occupier of their soil. What unites these diverse movements is the struggle for collective liberation.
    http://www.alternativenews.org/english/index.php/topics/news/3858-the-1-demands-occupy-palestine-free-wall-street

    Support the Workers’ Movement in Egypt
    The revolutionary movement in Egypt and its struggle is decisive because unlike many other movements around the world, the working class and its struggle methods are an integral part of this movement. Therefore, all labour and progressive organizations, labour leaders and activists and people seeking a better future for humanity should stand behind the revolutionary movement and the working class in Egypt.
    http://wp.me/p1PLAD-bf

    Radical political economics for today’s student: How Can the Occupy Movement Win? — Draw in Workers
    Many have alluded to Egypt saying that a growing occupation with one basic demand is how the dictator was overthrown. But in fact, the situation was more complicated than that. In the week before Egypt’s dictator Mubarak was ousted, the working class entered the scene with decisive strike action paralyzing key parts of the economy.
    http://radecon.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-can-occupy-movement-win-draw-in.html

    Egyptians for Wall street Demos-6th of April movement
    Egyptians for Wall streets Chanting “People Demand The Fall of The Regime”, “People demand The Fall of Wall street” 6th of April movement leaders Asmaa Mahfouz, Ahmed Maher and Israa Abd el Fatah leading and supporting the American people in their Wall-street demonstrations in the United States.

    Amy Goodman: Globalizing Dissent, From Tahrir Square to Liberty Plaza – Truthdig
    “While they giving money and power and support to Mubarak regime, our people, Egyptian people, can success against all of this, against the U.S. power. So, the power to the people, not for the U.S. bullets or bombs or money or anything. The power to the people. So that I am here to be in solidarity and support the Wall Street Occupy protesters, to say them ‘the power to the people,’ and to keep it on and on, and they will success in the end.”
    http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/globalizing_dissent_from_tahrir_square_to_liberty_plaza_20111025/?ln

    At OccupyDC, Egypt’s revolutionaries chide U.S.
    “We hope they would support the people, not the government. But U.S. policy supports the military now, the same way it was supporting Mubarak.”
    http://www.salon.com/2011/10/24/at_occupydc_egypts_revolutionaries_chide_u_s_policymakers/

    BEYOND OWS: INTERNATIONAL

    BOLIVIA: Native Protesters Celebrate Law Cancelling Rainforest Road
    “The threat is latent, but the message sent out is that the native peoples have thought deeply about the defence of our territories.”
    http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=105596

    CHILE: Chile student protesters invade senate

    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Amnesty International accuses Dominican Republic police of killings, torture
    Police in the Dominican Republic have been responsible for an alarming number of killings and torture over a five-year period, Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/americas/amnesty-international-accuses-dominican-republic-police-of-killings-torture/2011/10/25/gIQABgwAGM_story.html

    PALESTINE: Deported Palestinians describe prison ordeal
    I challenge Israelis to treat us as equals. To give us the same social and political benefits they give Jews. To give me, someone who belongs to this land, the same treatment they give someone from Russia or from somewhere else with absolutely no connection to this land. Treat me as an equal, give me what you give yourselves, and I’ll be more than happy to coexist and stop fighting. Give me the right to elect and be elected, and we’ll all give up arms. I challenge them.
    http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/10/2011102484027863252.html

    SYRIA: Wounded Syrians Abused at Hospitals, Amnesty International Says
    The report portrays a situation that appears to build on the grim playbook employed in Bahrain, where medical workers faced intimidation and prosecution for treating those injured during antigovernment demonstrations this spring.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/26/world/middleeast/syria.html?ref=world

    U.K.: Occupy movement continues to grow across Britain
    The unions have supported the camp. The Unite union has donated blankets and bedding, and Len McCluskey, its general secretary, visited last week. And on Wednesday a delegation of the electricians fighting pay cuts came to speak.
    http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=26467

    YEMEN: Yemeni security forces shoot at protesters demanding president’s ouster, killing 2
    Yemeni troops loyal to embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh opened fire Tuesday at thousands of protesters calling for his ouster in the capital Sanaa, killing two, a medical official said.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle-east/official-says-military-plane-has-crashed-in-southern-yemen-killing-4/2011/10/25/gIQAlhYoEM_story.html

    CONTEXT & ANALYSIS

    4 Polls That Show Occupy Wall Street is Just Getting Started | News & Politics
    If this thing continues to grow — and there is every indication that it will — the Occupy Wall Street could become the definitive movement for an entire generation.
    http://www.alternet.org/news/152847/4_polls_that_show_occupy_wall_street_is_just_getting_started

    Occupy Verizon, Occupy the Labor Movement | The Nation
    “We have radicals pulling unions into a more radical fight than they’re ordinarily involved in,” says OWS activist Sam Connet, “and at the same time, giving all these activists and young people…a chance to get involved in real concrete day-to-day struggle over a fair contract…to know, who are the workers we are talking about when we talk about Wall Street and the financial system treating workers unfairly?”
    http://www.thenation.com/article/164144/occupy-verizon-occupy-labor-movement

    Deepening OWS ties to labor
    PROTESTS AGAINST union-busting and police brutality in New York City last week — while smaller than the biggest mobilizations recently — show that the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement is continuing to grow and relate to the struggles of working-class New Yorkers.
    http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/25/deepening-ows-ties-to-labor

    Occupy Wall Street’s Race Problem
    Comparing debt to slavery, believing police won’t hurt you, or wanting to take back the America you see as rightfully yours are things that suggest OWS is actually appealing to an imagined white (re)public. Rather than trying to figure out how to diversify the Occupy Wall Street movement, white progressives need to think long and hard about their use of frameworks and rhetoric that situate blacks at the margins of the movement.
    http://www.prospect.org/article/occupy-wall-streets-race-problem

    The Politics of Occupation
    Democracy, particularly in a diverse community or society, should not necessarily be about achieving unity on all issues. There must be room for disagreement and multiple perspectives. What is important is that all concerns and interests have an equal opportunity to be heard and evaluated. One issue that Occupy Portland is currently facing in its decision-making practice is the lack of time available to individuals to voice their ideas. This is inherent in the use of the “People’s Mic” technique, which nicely addresses the lack of amplification and creates a certain experience of unity through its mechanism, yet privileges those who are more comfortable speaking in front of crowds, as well as those with louder or more assertive voices.
    http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2011/10/411610.shtml

    Top candidates happy to take Wall Street’s money
    While President Obama and some Republican candidates struggle with how to embrace the pain and anger fueling the Occupy Wall Street movement – while not endorsing the politically polarizing street protests – the Oval Office seekers have not been shy about accepting money from the financial world.
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2011%2F10%2F23%2FMNA91LJVIB.DTL#ixzz1bj0UqBp9

    The US departure from Iraq is an illusion
    Whatever shape the relationship between the US and Iraq takes in the long term, for the short term the US is definitely remaining in the country.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/oct/25/us-departure-iraq-illusion

    Iraq war: Mission failed
    If any good comes of the Iraq war, it will come in the form of an Iraq syndrome, like the Vietnam syndrome that made Americans wary of large-scale military intervention abroad from the fall of Saigon in 1975 until the Gulf War of 1990-91. The mantra then was “No more Vietnams.” That needs to be updated: “No more Iraqs.”
    http://www.salon.com/2011/10/25/iraq_war_mission_failed/

    OWS-NYC: CALENDAR

    Fri., 10.27: Labor Outreach Committee Meeting
    6:00 p.m., DC 37, 125 Barclay Street, Rm. 11.

    Sat., 10.28: Existence is Resistance Kuffeya Day at Occupy Wall Street
    In solidarity with the people of Palestine, we are asking that on Oct. 28th everyone come to Liberty Plaza wearing their Kuffeya. EIR will be on site silk screening shirts for a $2 donation.
    https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=274632612568909

    Sat., 10.28: Occupy Harlem Mobilization: `We stand in solidarity with Occupiers of Wall Street’
    A call to Blacks, Latinos, and immigrants to occupy their communities against predatory investors, displacement, privatization and state repression. Let us assert our Dignity! WE MUST DEFEND OUR COMMUNITIES! THIS IS OUR STRUGGLE, THIS IS OUR MOMENT IN HISTORY. THIS IS PEOPLE’S POWER!
    http://wibailoutpeople.org/2011/10/19/occupy-harlem-mobilization-we-stand-in-solidarity-with-occupiers-of-wall-street/

    GENERAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES

    OccupyStream – All Occupy Wall Street Streams and IRC – Live Revolution
    http://www.occupystream.com/

    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/

    Reports of Occupy everywhere
    socialistworker.org/2011/10/25/reports-of-occupy-everywhere

    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.

    What To Do If You’re Arrested at an Occupy Protest – Disorderly Conduct Laws
    http://disorderlyconductlaws.com/arrested-occupy-protest/

    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/

    People of Color / #OccupyWallStreet
    Created in response to the lack of racial diversity at #OccupyWallStreet with the purpose of developing critical consciousness within the movement and extending its reach to include those most affected by the current crisis. It is open to all who identify as people of color.
    http://pococcupywallstreet.tumblr.com/

    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

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  2. NYC Labor Against the War

    10.26 Occupy Wall Street Report:

    After Oakland

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    ‘The future power struggles are not just going to be about fights between one race and another. They’re mostly going to be about class, which is a big part about what the whole Occupy movement is about.’
    Occupy Oakland and the ‘Post-Racial’ Repression of Obama Era
    http://t.co/J2TQAGCi
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    BEYOND OWS: OAKLAND

    EMERGENCY RESPOSE: 9 p.m. Tonight in NYC: #ows Response To Government Violence in Oakland At #occupyoakland | OccupyWallSt.org
    Tonight in Manhattan, we will hold a march in solidarity with Occupy Oakland (9:00pm. Details to be announced.) We will continue to build a movement to empower the 99% and to hold Wall Street and government accountable.
    http://occupywallst.org/article/ows-response-government-violence-occupyoakland/

    Oakland Spends Millions in Attack on Occupy Protesters, Closes 5 Schools Next Day – Occupy Oakland
    Occupy Oakland will reconvene every day at 6pm at 14th & Broadway until the camp is reestablished. Join us!
    http://www.occupyoakland.org/2011/10/oakland-spends-millions-in-attack-on-occupy-protesters-closes-5-schools-next-day/

    Intense crackdown on ‘Occupy Oakland’ protest
    Protesters reportedly left the city centre by about midnight, but Occupy Oakland organisers put an online social networking call for further protests tomorrow at 6pm for round three. and four. and five. and six. We will not be moved. As the city’s air clears of tear gas, unless police drastically change their tact, there is reason to expect at least another heated night in the city of 400,000.’
    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2011/10/20111026135124919772.html

    Veteran shot in the face by rubber bullet at Occupy Oakland protests
    Veterans for Peace member Scott Olsen was wounded by a less-lethal round fired by either San Francisco Sheriffs deputies or Palo Alto Police on October 25, 2011 at 14th Street and Broadway in Downtown Oakland.

    Press Release: Marine Veteran Critically Injured at Occupy Oakland March | Iraq Veterans Against the
    Late last night, Scott Olsen, a former Marine, two-time Iraq war veteran, and member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, sustained a skull fracture after being shot in the head with a police projectile while peacefully participating in an Occupy Oakland march. The march began at a downtown library and headed towards City Hall in an effort to reclaim a site — recently cleared by police — that had previously served as an encampment for members of the 99% movement.
    http://www.ivaw.org/blog/press-release-marine-veteran-critically-injured-occupy-oakland-march

    Occupy Oakland protests – live coverage
    I’ve just spoken to Keith Shannon, roommate of Scott Olsen, the Iraq veteran who is in hospital after apparently having been hit in the head by a police projectile. Shannon said doctors told him Olsen has a “skull fracture and swelling of the brain”. A neurosurgeon will assess Olsen later today to determine whether he needs surgery, Shannon said.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/oct/26/occupy-oakland-protests-live#block-9

    Police attack Occupy Oakland
    The hundreds of people who kept the Occupy Oakland encampment going — and the many hundreds more who mobilized to defend the camp against police attack — are showing what real democracy looks like, and it has nothing to do the officials running Oakland and ordering its police force to silence free speech.
    http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/26/police-attack-occupy-oakland

    Recall Mayor Jean Quan of Oakland, CA.
    We must not allow Mayor Jean Quan to remain in power any longer. The brutal response to the Occupy Oakland movements under her administration is no different than the recent responses of Iran, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, and the countless other authoritarian regimes throughout history. You are Citizens of Oakland, CA, a city in the United States of America, whose Constitution guarantees a right to peaceably assemble.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Recall-Mayor-Jean-Quan-of-Oakland-CA/131515330285437

    Occupy Oakland and the ‘Post-Racial’ Repression of Obama Era
    “The future power struggles are not just going to be about fights between one race and another,” said Lau. “They’re mostly going to be about class, which is a big part about what the whole Occupy movement is about.”
    http://t.co/J2TQAGCi

    OWS-NYC: UPDATE

    New York Becoming a Police State? Occupy Wall Street Meets the
    NYPD’s metal barricades have militarized the peaceable occupation at Liberty Square and contributed to the creeping homeland security state ethos.
    http://www.alternet.org/story/152846/new_york_becoming_a_police_state_occupy_wall_street_meets_the_%22ring_of_steel%22_at_liberty_square?akid=7775.150287.XIrgAW&rd=1&t=24

    Protesting “stop and frisk”
    Activists are marching against the New York Police Department’s racist “stop-and-frisk” policies that target Blacks and Latinos.
    http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/26/protesting-stop-and-frisk

    SJP Conference 2011: A Chronological Photo Tour
    A street vendor’s food stand reads “From Tahrir Square, Egypt, to Liberty Park, New York”. Students attending the National Students for Justice (SJP) Conference joined the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park.
    http://bit.ly/tEQbDR

    NYPD Shadows Muslims Who Change Names: Report
    The legal justification for the program is unclear from the documents obtained by the AP. Because of its history of spying on anti-war protesters and political activists, the NYPD has long been required to follow a federal court order when gathering intelligence. That order allows the department to conduct background checks only when police have information about possible criminal activity, and only as part of “prompt and extremely limited” checking of leads.
    http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/NYPD-Police-Investigation-Muslim-Islam-Counterterrorism-Terror-Covert-Intelligence-132604518.html

    BEYOND OWS: U.S.

    Latest developments in the global Occupy protests
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20111026/occupy-glance/

    ATLANTA: cops remove Occupy Wall Street protesters – Chicago Sun-Times
    Police included SWAT teams in riot gear, dozens of officers on motorcycles and several on horseback.
    http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/8421772-418/atlanta-cops-remove-occupy-wall-street-protesters.html

    BALTIMORE: City officials want Occupy Baltimore to clear out of Inner Harbor
    City officials want Occupy Baltimore to scale back its presence at a downtown plaza near the Inner Harbor.
    http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/region/baltimore_city/city-officials-want-occupy-baltimore-to-clear-out-of-inner-harbor

    LOS ANGELES: Officials want Occupy LA protesters off lawn | abc7.com
    “I am going to stand my ground here because there are some changes that need to be taking place, and we are tired that we’re just being giving the run around.”
    http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news%2Flocal%2Flos_angeles&id=8405818

    BEYOND OWS: INTERNATIONAL

    GREECE: On the brink of social explosion
    As another 48 hour strike begins in Greece Matthaios Tsimitakis describes a situation where despair and hope coexist in weird combination and where something seems to be about to change in the country.
    http://www.counterfire.org/index.php/articles/international/15037-greece-on-the-brink-of-social-explosion

    PORTUGAL: Breakthrough for the movement
    The international call for real democracy that came from Madrid was answered with protests of over 100,000 in Lisbon, 20,000 in Porto and thousands more in six other cities across the country.
    http://www.counterfire.org/index.php/articles/international/15052-portugal-breakthrough-for-the-movement

    CONTEXT & ANALYSIS: THE SYSTEM

    Income of Top 1% Shot Up 275% Since 1979: CBO
    All told, the top fifth of earners received more of the nation’s income (53%) than the bottom four-fifths combined.
    http://www.newser.com/story/131888/income-of-top-1-shot-up-275-since-1979-cbo.html

    Wealthy corporations with a trillion dollars stashed offshore lobby for a ‘holiday’ from U.S. taxes
    73 members of Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, have signed up as co-sponsors. And cash-rich mega corporations are pushing hard for the tax break.
    http://www.iwatchnews.org/2011/10/24/7167/wealthy-corporations-trillion-dollars-stashed-offshore-lobby-holiday-us-taxes

    Top candidates happy to take Wall Street’s money
    While President Obama and some Republican candidates struggle with how to embrace the pain and anger fueling the Occupy Wall Street movement – while not endorsing the politically polarizing street protests – the Oval Office seekers have not been shy about accepting money from the financial world.
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/10/23/MNA91LJVIB.DTL#ixzz1bugWXwSE

    How the 1 percent rules
    We know the 1 percent runs Wall Street and Corporate America, but their control extends into the supposedly democratic political system as well.
    http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/26/how-the-1-percent-rules

    CONTEXT & ANALYSIS: THE MOVEMENT

    ‘Occupy’ protests: Not Tahrir yet
    As we watch the American government continue to intervene politically, diplomatically and militarily to prop up or tear down regimes based on their allegiance to the larger neoliberal system, it’s clear that in the same way that events in the Arab world have profoundly influenced the emerging protest movement in the US, the outcome of the OWS movement will strongly influence the balance of power in the Arab world as well.
    http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/10/2011102310496156395.html

    Occupy Atlanta VS Kasim Reed, the Black Misleadership Class and the One Percent | Black Agenda Repor
    Neither occupations nor occupiers are perfect. People are coming as they are, bringing the baggage of racism and classism and sexism, of divergent political views, of poverty, homelessness and despair. But they are coming. They are eager to connect with each other, to connect with whatever movement exists, or to help bring one into being that can challenge and change the world they live in. They are ready to learn and do real politics. What could possibly be more subversive, and more hopeful?

    Wall Street Clash
    When Bloomberg threatened to evict the occupiers under the pretext of “cleaning” the square, trade unions issued calls urging their members to drop by Occupy Wall Street on their way into work to show solidarity with the protest. That morning saw some 2,000 people blockade the site, preventing the police from clearing it. But there is an unresolved tension in this. Should the link-up between occupiers and workers be one restricted to tactical coordination? Or can it go deeper, taking the radical energy of Occupy Wall Street and channelling it into strikes by workers?
    http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=26468

    Re-energized fight at Verizon
    It is hard to imagine a more favorable climate in which to strike. Occupy Wall Street has exposed how rotten our economy really is for working people despite the happy talk of recovery and the gross inequality within the U.S.
    http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/26/re-energized-fight-at-verizon

    How do the 99% compare with mass protests of the past — and can they succeed?
    Why not unite everyone we can behind a charter of demands — a “grand remonstrance” to the parliament that represents the interests of the rich — and march with a million or more to deliver the remonstrance in person next autumn.
    http://tariqali.org/archives/2213

    Ideas that don’t belong at Occupy
    The politics espoused by Ron Paul and his libertarian supporters are the opposite of what the Occupy movement is about.
    http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/26/libertarians-ideas-dont-belong

    OWS-NYC: CALENDAR

    Fri., 10.27: Labor Outreach Committee Meeting
    6:00 p.m., DC 37, 125 Barclay Street, Rm. 11.

    Sat., 10.28: Existence is Resistance Kuffeya Day at Occupy Wall Street
    In solidarity with the people of Palestine, we are asking that on Oct. 28th everyone come to Liberty Plaza wearing their Kuffeya. EIR will be on site silk screening shirts for a $2 donation.
    https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=274632612568909

    Sat., 10.28: Occupy Harlem Mobilization: `We stand in solidarity with Occupiers of Wall Street’
    A call to Blacks, Latinos, and immigrants to occupy their communities against predatory investors, displacement, privatization and state repression. Let us assert our Dignity! WE MUST DEFEND OUR COMMUNITIES! THIS IS OUR STRUGGLE, THIS IS OUR MOMENT IN HISTORY. THIS IS PEOPLE’S POWER!
    http://wibailoutpeople.org/2011/10/19/occupy-harlem-mobilization-we-stand-in-solidarity-with-occupiers-of-wall-street/

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