One Day to Go:
#F28 is Next Step Against Suppression of Occupy Movement. Images of incidents of police brutality against peaceful protest need to be seen large, literally projected onto a screen at Union Square. Making this loud and vibrant statement on a stage, and getting the word out to thousands of people, takes funds. $7,800 is needed by Tuesday at midnight. We're all counting on you to make it happen. Click the image below to find out more and fund the #F28 action.
Mass actions on Tuesday are a first and next step in answering and protesting the suppression of Occupy by bringing onto the stage, and into the streets, a wide range of support from the legal, religious and cultural community to "Stand with Occupy."
Rev. Stephen Phelps, Senior Minister of the historic Riverside Church; attorneys Gideon Oliver and Norman Siegel who are representing Occupiers, and musician Peter Yarrow of "Peter, Paul, and Mary" fame will join activists from OWS telling stories of how the suppression has been illegitimately carried out against the Occupy Movement.
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Signers of the Call for Mass Action Write:
To All Those Inspired by Occupy by Andy Zee
A broad array of people from the arts, legal and religious communities will join together with youth and occupiers to say the suppression of the Occupy Movement must stop. I write today, because in the next 3 days this can be made even more powerful. But, right now this action is not being taken up with the urgency the situation demands. Read more...
Mad, Passionate Love — and Violence by Rebecca Solnit
The most important direct violence Occupy faced was, of course, from the state, in the form of the police using maximum sub-lethal force on sleepers in tents, mothers with children, unarmed pedestrians, young women already penned up, unresisting seated students, poets, professors, pregnant women, wheelchair-bound occupiers, and octogenarians. It has been a sustained campaign of police brutality from Wall Street to Washington State the likes of which we haven’t seen in 40 years. Read more...
1000+ Signers include:
Rev. Stephen Phelps, Senior Minister, Riverside Church; Michael Ratner; Chris Hedges; Boots Riley, The Coup & Street Sweepers Social Club; Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report; Robert Hass, Professor of English, UC Berkeley & former poet laureate of the United States; Scott Olsen, Occupy Oakland; Alexa O’Brien, US Day of Rage; Colonel Ann Wright, Cornel West, Rebecca Solnit, Cindy Sheehan, Aaron Black, Rev. Rich Lang, Seattle; David Graeber
Stand with Occupy!
Don’t Suppress the Occupy Movement.
No Rubber Bullets, No Beatings, No Tear Gas, No Mass Arrests
Drop all charges against Occupiers.
NEW YORK CITY • Union Square
4 pm—Gather 5 pm—Rally 6 pm—March
CHICAGO • LaSalle & Jackson
4 pm–Gather & Rally 5 pm – March
CLEVELAND • Public Square
3 pm–Gather & Rally 4 pm–March
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL • The People’s Plaza 300 South 6 Street
4:30 pm–Rally & March
HOLLYWOOD, CA • Hollywood & Vine Metro
4pm – Rally 4:30 pm March
HOUSTON • Hermann Square Park
4pm Gather 6pm Rally