Subject: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Occupy Wall Street is Coming to Rogers Park
From: jim ginderske
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2011 02:08:27 -0500
To: jim ginderske
BCC: globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com

For immediate release:

November 4th, 2011

Contact: Babur Balos: babur188@gmail.com

Jim Ginderske: ginderske@gmail.com, or 773-494-6620

Occupy Wall Street is Coming to Rogers Park!


Chicago- This Saturday Rogers Park residents active in the Occupy Wall Street movement will host a one hour Rally in Rogers Park. The event will include a Rogers Park General Assembly using the 'human mic', and provide a local introduction to the Occupy movement.

Rally organizers say their goal is to “work together to support Occupy Chicago and take immediate action to organize neighborhood participation in Occupy Chicago.”

At 5 pm the Occupation will board the CTA Red Line train at Morse and continue the GA as as they journey downtown to join Occupy Chicago, at LaSalle and Jackson. They will then participate in the city-wide General Assembly.

Everyone is invited to the Rogers Park GA, the Red Line occupation, the Occupy Chicago GA, or all three events.

This action echoes a recent statement by the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City, which announced:

“It is time for us to come together and build a new world through the power of the individual and the community. We are not here to make requests of a corrupt political system - we are here to take our lives back into our own hands...We are not asking for assistance. We are declaring independence. Our demand is not to those in power, it is to those individuals still silenced. Join us.”

“We are the 99%. We are not afraid. We are not waiting. We are working to make a better world.”

Like Occupy movements world wide, Occupy Chicago is strictly non-violent. Occupy Chicago describes its mission as: “to fight corporate abuse of American democracy in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world.”

The Rally in Rogers Park is an exciting expansion of Occupy into a vibrant and exceptionally diverse Chicago community. Said one Occupier: “In a city long split by race and other divisions among the poor and middle class, a shared understanding of the power we hold when 99% neighborhoods act in unison is key. We are all in this together.”

The Rally in Rogers Park begins at 4 pm this Saturday, November 5th at the Glenwood Bar, located at 6962 Glenwood Avenue. The Rally in Rogers Park is affiliated solely with Occupy Chicago.




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