Subject: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] National Occupations daily update
From: "Michael Premo" <>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 22:24:34 +0000
To: "Media Working group" <>, "PR working group" <>

This is compiled by Monique Hariston and sent to a listerv, so I thought I'd pass it along

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 and calls to action where
additional support from allies/general public may be needed. Where
applicable, I have included reports on police activity and legal
battles which have been separated into two categories:  Category 1
[police crackdowns including city code violations] and Category 2
[civil disobedience arrests]

For more updates from occupations around the country, listen to the
Occupation America podcast at

NATIONWIDE** TONIGHT: The National Movement-Building Working Group at
OWS NYC is hosting a national conference call tonight at 10 PM EST to
discuss opening up lines of communication. You can find more info and
register here:***NATIONWIDE****Over the weekend,
we reported that OccupyMARINES was mobilizing across the country to
support OWS. Now, a second organization, Occupy Police, is spinning
off for police in support of the 99%. On Friday OccupyPolice posted
this statement: We are in open Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and
all Occupy movements across the nation. We’re starting off Day 1 with
a mass e-mail to all police departments throughout the US. We want
them to know that they ARE part of the 99% and to get involved with
the movement. We openly support positive communication between Police/
People and we encourage you to do the same.  Here is a nice image of a
Dallas police officer lending a hand to OccupyDallas:***NATIONWIDE***Banks across
America appear to be fighting the growing protest against income
disparity and rising fees as the Occupy Wall Street movement spreads
worldwide. A series of videos filmed across the U.S. in New York City;
Santa Cruz, California and St Louis, Missouri, show customers staging
protests and mass account closures. However, footage also shows what
appears to be dozens of Citibank and Bank of America customers denied
requests to close their accounts, some even being arrested after
alleged clashes with branch managers. Watch footage here:

WALL ST.** AM: A small offshoot of OWS will occupy the Federal Reserve
Bank @11am. PM: The national movement building working group at OWS
NYC will host a national conference call tonight at 10 PM EST to
discuss opening up lines of communication. You can find more info and
register here:

ALBANY**Albany County D.A David Soares backed the Occupy Albany
activists today and says he will not be prosecuting those arrested in
connection with the movement. Soares said: We have people exercising
their first amendment rights peacefully… Sure there are some people
that come from out of town who want to break things or attack law
enforcement as acts of civil disobedience…but these are not those
people. The backdrop to this is that on Friday we had three kids shot
and you are going to try and tell Chief Krokoff to take his officers
off those cases to arrest people who are playing the guitar and eating
cider donuts?

ATLANTA**Occupy Atlanta will hold a press conference at 11am featuring
Afrika Bambaataa and Killer Mic from the Hip Hop community, Civil
Rights leader Joe Beasley, Missy Stafford, the mother of Joetavious
Stafford, and E Red, a close friend of Troy Davis. The purpose of the
press conference is to begin a conversation about critical flaws in
the judicial system. CALL TO ACTION: Occupy Atlanta wants to go solar.
Power in the park has been turned off and they have been forbidden to
use propane heat or generators.  They are asking for donations of
solar power system components, smaller units for laptops and hot
spots, money to buy those items, and some professional help putting it
together. They could also use things like chemical heat packs and cold
weather camping gear. Drop those off at 60 Walton St. You can tell
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to stop trying to freeze out Occupiers. Call
him at 404-330-6100.

BOSTON**Representatives from OccupyBoston and Occupy the Hood Boston
were on 89.7 WGBH, Boston’s NPR station, today discussing the
movement. Reps said that regardless of whether or not the movement
dissipates in the next few weeks, it will have been a complete success
in unifying the 99% and bringing attention to the cracks in the
economic system. The Occupy the Hood rep went on to say he didn’t see
the movement dissipating as local groups are linking up with other
organizations to continue the work.

CHICAGO** SUNDAY: Occupy Chicago activists stood their ground in a
downtown park in noisy but peaceful defiance of police orders to clear
out, prompting 130 [Cat. 1] arrests early Sunday. MONDAY: RNs will
Picket Mayor’s Office Monday 24 October at 10 am. Registered nurses
from across the USA condemned Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his
decision to arrest nurse volunteers, as well as peaceful protesters,
in a late night crackdown Saturday night at the Occupy Chicago
protest.  According to Talking Union, Emanuel has been perhaps the
most aggressive mayor in the nation in repression of the Occupy Wall
Street movement with mass arrests on at least two occasions now. The
Chicago Tribune Saturday reported that city officials are trying to
send a message to world leaders of being *tough* on demonstrators in
advance of upcoming meetings of G-8 and NATO leaders in May. CALL TO
ACTION: The National Nurses Union (NNU) is asking supporters to call
Mayor Emanuel’s office at 312-744-5000 and demand they immediately
drop all charges against the nurses and other protesters, and stop the
harassment and arrests of the nurses and others peacefully exercising
their free speech rights.

CINCINNATI** Police reported 11 arrests overnight in the Occupy
Cincinnati protests. Police said those arrested had stayed in that
city's Fountain Square after Sunday's 3 a.m. closing time and each was
charged with criminal trespass.

CLEVELAND**Starting Friday night, Cleveland PD began arresting
Occupiers because a three-month permit held by the Downtown Cleveland
Alliance went into effect. DCA is a local non-profit supported by
local businesses who pay a special assessment can set up Christmas
Decorations for the annual Winter Fest. CALL TO ACTION: Occupy
Cleveland  needs people to call Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson at
216-664-3990 and ask that he share the park with Occupy Cleveland.

DENVER**1,500 signatures left to meet their goal to stop the arrests
at Occupy Denver. CALL TO ACTION: Sign the petition

DETROIT**Over 300 OccupyDetroit prtoesters marched on Bank of America
on Friday, carrying a golden calf as a symbol of false idols of Wall
Street and chanting: Banks got bailed out, we got sold out! Occupy
Detroit is planning on occupying Grand Circus Park for 60 days, which
means they’re planning on camping through the freezing northern
winter. CALL TO ACTION: To help Occupy Detroit, supplies and donations
can be sent to: Central United Methodist Church; Reverend Edward Rowe;
23 East Adams; Detroit, MI 48226; (marked: Occupy Detroit)

MIAMI**Occupy Wall Street protesters have merged with environmental
groups to rally outside a Miami convention. Police estimate nearly 100
protesters were outside the Society of Environmental Journalists
Convention on Saturday.

OAKLAND**[Cat. 1 crackdown] Oakland police began cracking down
Saturday on parking and traffic laws around the Occupy Oakland
encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza. Police have been issuing tickets to
passing motorists on 14th Street who have stopped to offer donations
to OccupyOakland. The crackdown follows a warning issued by police
earlier Saturday indicating that the all vehicles including those
associated with the media will be subject to ticketing. However,
police did not interfere in a march by protesters this afternoon along
Lake Merritt and even closed some streets as the marchers moved
through the city. Some protesters entered a bank during the march, but
no arrests were reported.

ORLANDO**Orlando police arrested 19 Occupy protesters for trespassing
in a city park after hours on Saturday.

PHILADELPHIA**[Cat. 2 arrests] Fifteen members of the Occupy
Philadelphia protest were arrested on Sunday after blocking traffic
near the police administration building. A splinter group of about 100
people marched to police headquarters as part of Saturday’s *National
Day of Action Against Police Brutality.* Most of the group had
returned to Dilworth plaza by noon on Sunday, but 15 people refused to
leave and were arrested and charged with obstructing the highway, a
misdemeanor. Civil affairs officers described the arrests as a minor
glitch in what has otherwise been a smooth relationship between
protesters and police.

PORTLAND**Police arrested two people at Occupy Portland this weekend
for alleged drug-related parole violations.

PROVIDENCE** Occupy Providence facing eviction. CALL TO ACTION: Sign
the petition to tell Mayor Angel Taveras to allow the Occupy
Providence movement to stay in Burnside Park.

SAN FRANCISCO** Oakland police began cracking down Saturday on parking
and traffic laws around the Occupy Oakland encampment at Frank Ogawa
Plaza. The crackdown follows a warning issued by police earlier
Saturday indicating that the City of Oakland parking division would be
ticketing all vehicles including those associated with the media.

TUCSON**The City Council will vote tomorrow on whether or not Occupy
Tucson will be allowed to stay in the park. Councilwoman Karin Ulich
has said that though they can’t make the citations disappear, the city
could allow protesters to stay if council members believe the action
is widely supported by the public. CALL TO ACTION: OccupyTucson,
MoveOn and other allies are asking supporters to call City Council
members Karin Ulich at 520-791-4711 and Steve Kozachik at 520-791-4601
and sign the petition here:

EDINBURGH**Occupy Edinburgh has been occupying the Scottish capital
for 10 days now. People are camping out in St. Andrew’s Square and
speaking with members of the public explaining the reasoning behind
the Occupy Movement and the part Occupy Edinburgh plays in it.

**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
report and can find it at

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Michael Premo