You are hereBlogs / War Criminals Watch's blog / Don't Suppress the Occupy Movement

Don't Suppress the Occupy Movement

By War Criminals Watch - Posted on 27 February 2012

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.

Share this Video, Call Out for #F28

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...

Sign the #F28 Call

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
Facebook event

CHICAGO  LaSalle & Jackson
4 pm–Gather & Rally 5 pm – March
Facebook event

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
Facebook event

HOUSTON  Hermann Square Park
4pm Gather 6pm Rally
Facebook event




Speaking Events


War Is A Lie: Second Edition
Book Tour

May 28, San Francisco, CA
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., David Swanson interviewed by Daniel Ellsberg, at San Francisco Main Public Library, 100 Larkin Street.
Sign up on FB.

May 28, Marin County, CA
4 to 6 p.m., David Swanson in conversation with Norman Solomon, at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA
Sign up on FB.

May 29, Oakland, CA
3 to 4 p.m., David Swanson interviewed by Cindy Sheehan, at Diesel: A Bookstore, 5433 College Avenue at Kales (near Manila), Oakland, CA
Sign up on FB.

May 29, Berkeley, CA
7:30 to 9 p.m., David Swanson and Cindy Sheehan at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, sponsored by the Social Justice Committee and Cynthia Papermaster, 1606 Bonita Ave. (at Cedar), Berkeley, CA
Sign up on FB.

May 30, Fresno, CA
2 to 4 p.m., David Swanson and Cindy Sheehan at a Peace Fresno event
Community United Church of Christ
5550 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93710
Contact Dan Yaseen 559-251-3361,
Sign up on FB.

June 11 St. Paul, MN, 6 p.m. at Macalester Plymouth Church Social Hall 1658 Lincoln, St. Paul, MN.
Sign up on FB.

June 12 Minneapolis, MN, 9 and 11 a.m. at St. Joan's 4533 3rd Ave So, Minneapolis, MN, plus peace pole dedication at 2 p.m.
Sign up on FB.


June 24 Roanoke, Va.
7:30 pm @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (2015 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015)

Other Events Here.




Support This Site


Get free books and gear when you become a supporter.



Speaking Truth to Empire


Families United


Ray McGovern


Financial supporters of this site can choose to be listed here.

Buy Books

Get Gear

The log-in box below is only for bloggers. Nobody else will be able to log in because we have not figured out how to stop voluminous spam ruining the site. If you would like us to have the resources to figure that out please donate. If you would like to receive occasional emails please sign up. If you would like to be a blogger here please send your resume.
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Enter the characters shown in the image.