Subject: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Fwd: The Occupations Report: 11/02
From: beka economopoulos
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 02:38:14 -0400
To: september17@googlegroups.com, pr-working-group@googlegroups.com, globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com



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REQUEST FOR UPDATES FROM READERS: The Daily Occupations Report needs
your help! We are currently putting together a list of cities that
have been supportive of local Occupy groups and those that have been
less than supportive (i.e.: police crackdowns and evictions).  Please
send your stories and updates to monique@rebuildthedream.com or
lizbutlerdc@gmail.com.


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
needed.

For more updates from occupations around the country, listen to the
Occupation America podcast at http://soundcloud.com/occupation-america



NATIONWIDE
Today is a National Day of Action in solidarity with Oakland’s General
strike! The Oakland Tribune has said today's strike could be the
biggest public demonstration on the East Bay since the Vietnam War.
Several occupy sites and occupy allies are also holding actions today
in solidarity with Oakland. OccupyColleges, for instance, will be
organizing and live streaming Teach-Ins from sites across the country
at http://occupycolleges.org/ .

Occupy Atlanta
Occupy Atlanta will hold a press conference at 3:30 pm in Piedmont
Park (in the green space behind Park Tavern at Monroe and 10th),
followed by a march to Atlantic Station to protest Wells Fargo.

Occupy Boston
Higher Education for the 99% March at 12:30 PM. *Gather outside the
Federal Reserve Bank, (600 Atlantic Ave. Boston 02210). Students and
workers unite to demand: an end to student debt, good jobs for all,
and education as a human right. Action of Solidarity with Occupy
Oakland at 5:00 PM.  *Gather at Occupy Boston Camp in Dewey Sq. (near
South Station)* Join the 99% as we stand in solidarity with our
brothers and sisters from Oakland, who had their Occupy camp violently
raided on October 25th. The Occupy movement has announced a national
day of action on November 2nd in solidarity with Occupy Oakland.
Together, as students, labor, the unemployed and all members of the
99%, we will take to the street and send a message that our movement
will not be silenced!

Occupy Cleveland
Occupy Cleveland members report: This morning a little after 9am an
occupier with Occupy Cleveland was arrested in the free speech
quadrant of Public Square by police for not presenting for his ID
after giving his name. The occupier has not been charged however
indications are that he will be charged with resisting arrest and
sleeping in public square.  Other occupiers who witnessed the event
report the occupier was not asleep but asking police questions about
permits regarding his presence in the square during the incident.
Currently, Occupy Cleveland is permitted to have informational tables,
signs, and a 24/7 presence in the Tom Johnson quadrant (NW) of Public
Square.

Occupy Colleges
Occupy Colleges is live streaming Teach-Ins from sites across the
country at http://occupycolleges.org/ all day today. For two days
beginning November 2, Occupy Colleges, a grassroots organization
bringing awareness to the Occupy Wall Street movement within the
college sphere, will promote a National Solidarity Teach-In for
colleges and universities across the country. The Teach-ins aim to
open and continue dialogue around the Occupy Wall Street movement.
They are primarily a means to bring together students in an
environment where experts in various fields can liberally address
questions or concerns.  Go to http://occupycolleges.org/ to see the
Teach-In schedule and join a live streaming session.

Occupy Dallas
Joining Occupy Oakland, Occupy Dallas issued a statement today calling
for General Strike on Nov. 30th. The proposal was drafted at last
night’s GA and would include refraining “from Buying or Selling any
goods or services including but not limited to, any petroleum
products, consumer goods or bank transactions; starting at 12:01 am to
11:59pm on November 30th, 2011,” and refraining from “working for a
wage starting at 12:01 am to 11:59pm on November 30th, 2011 excluding
those individuals that provide emergency and necessary functions
including but not limited to Police, Fire and Medical personnel.”
CALL TO ACTION: The weather outside is frightful and Occupy Dallas is
asking for experts on winterization to come down and help with the
effort. Find them at City Hall Park

Occupy Denver
The Denver Area Labor Federation issued  statement of support for
Occupy Denver.  The statement

Occupy Las Vegas
After multiple successful marches that drew hundreds of protesters to
the Las Vegas Strip and the Fremont Strip, Occupy Las Vegas has begun
its full time occupation of a site adjacent to UNLV and the Strip. OLV
has recently formed a non-profit and expects to have tax-exempt status
in the next couple of weeks. OLV recently held the first of what will
be many free foreclosure workshops to aid the massive numbers of
Nevadans ravaged by the foreclosure crisis. Thus far Las Vegas Metro
police have been supportive of the movement and worked in close
support of the organization.

Occupy Oakland
GENERAL STRIKE IN OAKLAND TODAY!!! The Oakland Tribune reported that
today's strike could be the biggest public demonstration on the East
Bay since the Vietnam War. At around 4:30pm today, Machahir News
reported that Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said he expected
about 5,000 people to march to the Port of Oakland at 5 p.m. [Video:
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/livenow?id=8416255#&cmp=twi-kgo-video-8416255].
In addition to shutting down big banks [Photo: http://twitpic.com/79xjzk]
and other businesses, OO also held several actions today including a
Teach-In at 2pm facilitated by Ken Jacobs, chair, UC Berkeley Labor
Center, and Steven Pitts, the country’s foremost scholar on Black
workers. Check out more photos here: http://sfist.com/2011/11/02/oakland_general_strike_updates.php
CALL TO ACTION: If you are in the area and would like to support the
strike today, Occupy Oakland is in need of more water and prepared
food – as much of their kitchen equipment was taken this afternoon.
Drop off donations at 14th and Broadway or Oscar Grant Plaza.

Occupy Portland
Occupy Portland is standing in solidarity with Occupy Oakland’s
General Strike today. The group is holding a “Say NO to Police
Violence!” rally at 4:30pm at Terry Schrunk Plaza. Speakers include
members of Veterans for Peace
and Iraq Veterans Against the War and will feature a performance by
local hip hop artist, Mic Crenshaw. At 5:30pm Occupy Portland will
march with veterans through downtown. Earlier this week, the group
launched a zombie attack on Bank of America http://occupyportland.org/2011/11/01/day-25/.

Occupy Seattle
Occupy Seattle is standing in solidarity with Occupy Oakland’s General
Strike today. At 6 pm, they will march to Sheraton hotel where CEO of
Chase bank, Jamie Dimon, is speaking.  The group plans to “peacefully
protest chase’s mishandling of our money.”

Occupy Wall Street:
OWS CALL TO ACTION: Join the Month of Global Uprising. OWS issued a
statement earlier today asking everyone to join Occupy Oakland and
other sites across the world in holding actions during the month of
November. In New York today, military veterans in uniform joined OWS
protesters in a solidarity march. Meanwhile, according to NY Daily
News, assembly speaker Sheldon Silver, Rep. Jerald Nadler (D-
Manhattan) and local lawmakers who represent lower Manhattan demanded
Tuesday that Mayor Bloomberg crack down on quality-of-life infractions
by those encamped at Zuccotti Park. Read more:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/sheldon-silver-pols-urge-quality-of-life-crackdown-city-zuccotti-park-article-1.971000#ixzz1cacK7owO

Occupy Worcester: After a meeting with a Worcester City Resident,
Mayor Joseph O’Brien of Worcester has expressed support for the Occupy
Wall Street movement and Occupy Worcester. He will be personally
attending Saturday’s General Assembly and has offered the use of the
Levi Lincoln Room and the City Counsel Chamber for indoor General
Assemblies, workshops, “speak-outs,” and community discussions.


WORLDWIDE
Occupy London
Tuesday, the city and St Paul's suspended legal action against
OccupyLSX. The Corporation of London and cathedral dropped the bid to
evict camp and St Paul's is reportedly setting up new initiative on
ethical finance. Video:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/blog/2011/nov/01/occupy-london-live-coverage-of-protests-and-reaction?CMP=twt_gu

Occupy Toronto
Occupy Toronto is marching in solidarity with Occupy Oakland, and in
solidarity with the Oakland General Strike! The group will march to
the financial sector to hold a rally and an assembly this afternoon
(4pm). Photo: http://twitpic.com/79z9tn



ALLIED ACTIONS
Nationwide
Several organizations and occupy sites are gearing up for the November
5th National Day of Action to Move Your Money from big banks like
Chase, Bank of America and Citibank. More info at http://moveyourmoneyproject.org/

Los Angeles
LA Clergy Divest $2 million and 200 Years of Business from Bank of
America.  Read the full story at
http://www.moveourmoneyusa.org/la_clergy_divest_2_million_and_200_years_of_business_from_bank_of_america





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 download the Word document version at
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If you have any questions, feedback or would like to contribute
reports from your local Occupy site, please send them along with your
contact information to monique@rebuildthedream.com or
lizbutlerdc@gmail.com.



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