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The Occupations Report: 11/4

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This report includes updates from Occupy sites and related efforts
across the country and the globe. It includes big wins, local
organizing efforts, protests/events, police activity reports and calls
to action where additional support from allies/general public may be

For more updates from occupations around the country, listen to the
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TOMORROW is “Move Your Money” National Day of Action!!! Occupy sites
and allies across the nation will join together to take stand against
bank corruption, ridiculous fees and home foreclosures. Several credit
unions are offering special deals and extended business hours for
people who will be moving funds. For more information go to

Occupy Atlanta
This afternoon, Occupy Atlanta held a press conference announcing that
will be standing in solidarity with citizens being foreclosed upon who
are seeking a restraining order on the banks attempting to foreclose
their houses. In other news, Occupy Atlanta’s Arts and Literature
Committee will host a benefit concert tonight at 7 Stages Theatre at
1105 Euclid Ave. Doors open at 9pm. Proceeds will go to the Occupy
Atlanta legal fund. The group is also looking for Artists and
Videographers who can do work both remotely and/or on the ground.
Contact the Media Team for details.

Occupy Boston
World-famous radical feminist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz spoke at Occupy
Boston at 1:30 pm. Yesterday Occupy Boston passed a resolution banning
two members – Paul Carnes and Sydney Sherrell – from representing
Occupy Boston. The resolution was passed by consensus by the General
Assembly of and was distributed along with a list of grievances
against Paul Carnes and copies of receipts from various transactions
he paid for with Occupy Boston funds. Carnes and Sherrell had
previously been banned from the Financial Accountability Working Group
(FAWG) for inappropriate handling of funds and unsavory behavior. The
grievances claim Carnes went to Occupy Cleveland, claiming to have
been sent from Occupy Boston, and to be a representative of the
National Lawyers’ Guild, and attempted to claim vertical leadership
there. The group also says both Carnes and Sherrell set up a series of
fundraising sites purporting to be for Occupy Boston among other
occupations but are not part of FAWG.

Occupy Burlington
On Wednesday the Occupy Burlington/Occupy Vermont group marched from
its occupation of City Hall Park to the campus of the University of
Vermont (UVM) in solidarity with Occupy Oakland and to honor  Scott
Olsen. The march was also a "funeral march for the soul of UVM"
because of cuts to faculty, staff and services while the outgoing
president was given a large severance package. The large group of 500+
then returned to the Park for a spirited speak-out. Thursday there are
several teach-ins at nearby colleges and facilitation training
planned. The occupation of Burlington City Hall Park is one week old
today and going strong. More information can be found at

Occupy Cleveland
Getting a jump on tomorrow’s scheduled National “Move Your Money” Day
of Action, Occupy Cleveland organized a Bank Direct Action and March
this afternoon. The group met at the Tom Johnson (NW) Quadrant of
Public Square regarding the national banking situation, and marched to
various banks to close accounts and “move money to more ethical banks
and credit unions. “

Occupy Dallas
[Occupy Dallas member report] Last night, DPD addressed the Occupy
Dallas General Assembly with yet another message of cooperation rather
than confrontation which was, according to one member, “well received
by the Occupy Dallas assembly that considers their local police force
part of the 99%.”  The group says: While we share the pain and anger
of our brothers and sisters in Oakland and other cities, and grieve
for the brutality they have suffered, and we fully support them in
their struggle, we hope that our experience in Dallas can serve as a
different approach to balancing freedom of speech with law and order.

Occupy Little Rock
Check out this pictorial report on the Occupy Little Rock movement :
Occupy Oakland
[Guardian report] A second Iraq war veteran has suffered serious
injuries after clashes between police and Occupy movement protesters
in Oakland.Kayvan Sabehgi, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is in
intensive care with a lacerated spleen. He says he was beaten by
police close to the Occupy Oakland camp, but despite suffering
agonizing pain, did not reach the hospital until 18 hours later.
Sabehgi, 32, is the second Iraq war veteran to be hospitalized
following involvement in Oakland protests. Another protester, Scott
Olsen, suffered a fractured skull on 25 October. On Wednesday night,
police used teargas and non-lethal projectiles to drive back
protesters following an attempt by the Occupy supporters to shut down
the city of Oakland. Sabehgi told the Guardian from hospital he was
walking alone along 14th Street in central Oakland – away from the
main area of clashes – when he was injured. Read more at

Occupy Portland
Thursday at noon Occupy Portland held a march and protest against the
CEO of JP Morgan Chase, Jamie Dimon, who was giving a speech at the
Hilton. A dozen people managed to infiltrate inside the Hilton and
sang a song calling for the arrest of Dimon and other “banksters”
before they were ejected from the hotel.
Around 500 people are still camped out in two parks downtown – the
camp got a letter from the Mayor's office Thursday with a list of
changes that have to be made by next Wednesday for the camp to remain:
no generator over 5000 watts, tarps must be 20 feet above the ground,
no structures, tents must be on the ground with 3-foot clear path from
each tent to the sidewalk. Due to the crowded nature of the
encampment, this could force the removal of at least one-third of the
tents. KBOO Radio streaming live radio every day from noon to 5 PST -

Occupy Richmond
[OR member report] Occupy Richmond Virginia protesters have been
dealing with extremely unfair measures from the Richmond City Police.
City police destroyed the Kanawha Plaza encampment and arrested nine
people. Four protesters were held without bond- a measure
unprecedented in its harshness. The members are disheartened because
the homeless residents of the park had their belongings destroyed by
the city's bulldozers. Occupy Richmond has been in Kanawha Plaza since
October 15.

Occupy San Francisco
This Saturday is Bank Transfer Day and OccupySF has put together a
short video about it. Tomorrow, they will have credit union reps at
Justin Herman Plaza at the Info Table from 12pm-4pm educating people
on the steps to move their money into a credit union. Watch the video

Occupy Wall Street
The Inter-Occupy Facilitation Group seeks feedback about a proposal
for Inter-Occupy Consensus.  If you are interested in developing a
process for multiple Occupy groups to consent on proposals, please
participate.  If you are willing to liaison between your local GA and
Inter-Occupy Facilitation Group please join the discussion.   Please
see to participate in the discussion.


[Huffington Post report] More consumers flocked to credit unions last
month than in all of 2010 combined, likely in part due to the
controversy surrounding debit card fees.
At least 650,000 customers opened new accounts at credit unions since
September 29, the day Bank of America announced it would charge
customers a $5 per month fee to use their debit card for
purchasesstarting in 2012, the Credit Union National Association
estimates. If that number holds true, it would be more than the
600,000 consumers that joined credit unions in all of 2010.
More than 80 percent of the credit unions that experienced a boost
last month attributed the growth to fees like Bank of America's or a
mix of reactions to fees and "Bank Transfer Day" -- a social media-
centered movement encouraging consumers to transfer their money from
banks to credit unions or other non-traditional lenders, according to

Across the country, MEChA and USAS chapters have teamed up with other
youth-led activist organizations to host four Organizer Boot Camps.
These totally student-organized and student-run weekends will focus on
training effective student organizers to lead the fight against
unaccountable university administrators, politicians, and the
corporations and billionaires who fund political attacks on the other
99% of us. Find a session in your area:

American Dream movement members are teaming up with Occupy protestors
to protest the Washington politicians aligned with banks and the rest
of the 99% and those protests are having an impact:

Eric Cantor was forced to cancel a talk at Wharton Business School
because of a protest planned by Occupy protestors and American Dream
movement members.

Sen. Pat Toomey withstood a week-long protest outside his Allentown
office, where Occupy protesters wished to speak with him about his
opposition to the American Jobs Act.

Sen. Marco Rubio faced a large crowd outside his Miami office. The
local Occupy protesters wondered “why the Senator voted against
President Obama’s Jobs Act.”

Sen. Scott Brown also faced backlash from his opposition to the
American Jobs Act, as firefighters and other first responders
protested his appearance in Danvers, Mass.

In Detroit, a group of protesters occupied a county GOP office,
demanding answers about the party’s opposition to the American Jobs

The Daily Occupation Report is compiled by Rebuild the Dream using
information gathered from online news sites, Twitter, blogs and other
sources of occupation-related updates. You are welcome to share this
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