Subject: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Fwd: The Occupations Report: 11/8
From: beka economopoulos
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 20:15:56 -0500
To: september17@googlegroups.com, globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com, pr-working-group@googlegroups.com



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The Occupations Report: 11/8

REQUEST FOR TRAINING RESOURCES FROM READERS: The Daily Occupations
Report needs your help! We will soon start adding a section providing
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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
needed.

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



NATIONWIDE
Occupy the Polls! Several Occupy sites and their allies are
encouraging folks to get out and rock the vote today. Sites like
Cincinnati, Boston, Tulsa and others have been sending links with
information on the candidates via twitter all day and encouraging

Occupy Asheville
Occupy Ashville member, Martin Ramsey, reports that following Occupy
Asheville’s November 2nd day of action, “the Asheville Police
Department has… been arresting Occupy Asheville people rather
indiscriminately and charging them all with the same crimes.
Reactionary comments by police have been making their way through the
press and we're hopeful that due to this, a climate of doubt
surrounding Ron Moore, our District Attorney, and our continued
pressure and action will result in the dismissal of all charges
against Occupy participants.”  The group hasn’t let the arrests stop
them from mobilizing.  This Saturday Occupy Asheville marched in
solidarity on BoA and RBC with the Southern Student Renewable Energy
Conference anti-bank action, with total numbers at nearly three
hundred.

Occupy Atlanta
Tonight at 9pm Occupy Atlanta will hold a press conference where they
will provide updates on the Occupation of the foreclosed Rorey family
home. Last week, Tawanna Rorey’s husband, a police officer based in
Gwinnett County, e-mailed Occupy Atlanta to explain that his home was
going to be foreclosed on and his family was in danger of being
evicted on Monday. So within a few hours Occupy Atlanta developed an
action plan to move to Snellville, Georgia on Monday to stop the
foreclosure. At least two dozen protesters encamped on the family’s
lawn, to the applause of neighbors and bystanders. Occupy Atlanta set
up two tents in the front yard, draped a “This Home is Occupied” sign
over the porch railing and handed out bottled water and granola bars
to other members. Tonight the group is expected to announce the
formation of Occupy Gwinnet whose first action will be to take over
the occupation of the Rorey house as well as research other wrongful
foreclosures in Gwinnet. Gwinnet has the 4th highest foreclosure rate
in the country.

Occupy Boston
**Occupy Boston Free School U. Needs Volunteers**
The Free School provides free daily classes and workshops in activism.
Occupy Boston’s Free School University needs Greeters, Forum
Coordinators and Online Help (wiki, mailing list, website, twitter.)
CALL TO ACTION: If you can help please contact
Eden@FreeSchoolUniversity.org or attend this Friday’s Volunteer
Meeting at 4:00pm.

Occupy Chicago
Video: Governor Scott Walker gets mic checked by the 99%:
http://front.moveon.org/scott-walkers-chicago-speech-taken-over-by-the-99/#.TrlZNw00vBw.twitter

Occupy Cincinnati
Like many other sites, Occupy Cincinnati has been encouraging people
to get out and vote today and has been using Twitter to encourage
voters to seek out more information on all the local candidates:
http://www.wlwt.com/politics/29649250/detail.html.

Occupy

Occupy DC
Today Ben and Jerry (yup – the ice cream guys) visited Occupy DC and
handed out free scoops of ice cream. Tonight Occupy DC is hosting a
march and Homelessness 101 Teach-In tonight in McPhersonSquare.  You
can catch the Occupy DC livestream at http://occupydc.org/. The last
reports from twitter announced that the group was “blockading at least
six intersections around building w Koch Bros, Herman Cain, Mitt
Romney, etc.”

Occupy Maine
[Member report] During the wee hours of the morning a pair of officers
informed Occupy Maine members that their tents are considered homes
and cannot legally be entered by the police. The group is well on its
way to becoming an established community with a bank account, huge
yurt and library (equipped with a new Indy Media and Activism
section).

 Occupy Minneapolis
**Help Occupy MN Save a Foreclosed Home**
Occupy Minneapolis/Occupy Minnesota will help a local woman take a
stand and fight back against the bank trying to take her home.  OM
will occupy the home of Monique White tonight. White lost her job as a
Youth Counselor due to state budget cuts, and then she lost her home.
Now White has decided to stay in her home, raise awareness about
foreclosures, and put an end to banks taking peoples' homes. Occupy
Minneapolis/Occupy Minnesota will protect and occupy her home
beginning tonight.  Get more information at http://vimeo.com/31770485
and http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=212533328819790.
CALL TO ACTION: Sign the petition to tell US Bank CEO Richard Davis to
keep Monique White in her home chn.ge/uw224u

Occupy Oakland
[Huffington Post report] A police attack against Oakland man Scott
Campbell has drawn national attention and outrage after Campbell
released a video of the incident on YouTube. Early Thursday morning
after Occupy Oakland's general strike, Campbell filmed police officers
as they surrounded the remaining protesters. According to Campbell, an
officer asked him to step back as he approached the police line with a
video camera. Campbell obliged, and then began filming about ten feet
from the officers. On the video, Campbell can be heard asking "is this
OK?" twice. Several seconds later, an officer shoots him with what
appears to be a rubber bullet. Watch the video here:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/08/scott-campbell-films-police-shooting_n_1082393.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

Occupy Portland
Today Occupy Portland protesters joined hands in an enormous circle
around Pioneer Courthouse Square in solidarity with 15,000
environmentalists in Washington D.C. In a move to pressure President
Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline for dirty tar sands oil,
Oregonians from all walks of life joined Occupy Portland to protest
against this polluting and dangerous project. Check out the video from
today’s Occupy Portland Tar Sands Protest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8794iOt0CQ0

Occupy Raleigh
Twitter report this morning: The Occupation in Raleigh is down to
three people.

Occupy Sacramento
Check out the Occupy Sacramento livestream at http://www.livestream.com/occupysacto.

Occupy Seattle
The city council of Seattle is debating a resolution that would
support Occupy Seattle. The resolution would “recognize and support
the peaceful and lawful exercise of the First Amendment as a cherished
and fundamental right in the effort to seek solutions for economically
distressed Americans at the federal and local levels.”

Occupy Wall St.
Occupy Wall Street is going on the road — a two-week, 240-mile walk to
Washington. A small group of OWS activists plans to leave Manhattan's
Zuccotti Park at noon Wednesday. They hope to arrive in DC by Nov.
23rd, the deadline for a congressional committee to decide whether to
keep President Barack Obama's extension of Bush-era tax cuts. Today -
David Crosby and Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young are
performing at Zuccotti Park.

Occupy Worcester
[Press Release] Just before 11 am today, Tuesday, members of the
Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Team (WAFT), homeowners Pablo and Shirley
Travieso and family, and members of Occupy Worcester lined up in front
of the Traviesos’ two-story house at 24 Illinois St., drowned out the
voice of auctioneer John Baker by chanting loudly, and blocked his
entry to the property. The 44 protesters held signs and their chants
included “Bank of America/Bad for America”, “Banks got Bailed Out/We
got Sold Out”, and “What does democracy look like?/This is what
democracy looks like!” The auctioneer, John Baker, acting for Bank of
New York Trust, trustee for a bundle of mortgages in which this one
was included, gamely proceeded with the auction at 11am despite the
noise, and as there were no other bidders, the bank took back the
house for $79,900.

WORLDWIDE
Global Effort
To link Occupy sites around the globe, Occupy LSX’s International
Commission group is proposing a global, publically available mailing
list with one assembly-endorsed contributing contact from each
assembly. The kind of information that would be shared in the list
would be information like:

- Proposals for other assemblies to discuss
- Updates from occupations
- Requests for help
- Any other information an assembly would like to share with the world

If your site is interested in being included on the list, please email
internationalcommission@occupylsx.org with your assembly's designated
contact.


Occupy Brazil
Occupy Sao Paulo is liberating abandoned buildings to give shelter to
homeless families. Early Monday families of homeless workers occupied
abandoned buildings in the center of Săo Paulo. The group told
reporters yesterday, “We cannot and should not continue to suffer from
a lack of housing. We are starting with houses and land that have
already been abandoned and will turn them into a large housing project
for low-income families.”

Occupy Canada
[CTA report] Occupy protesters are resisting municipal orders to leave
and dismantle their three-week old camps in cities across Canada as
eviction notices are being served and court injunctions sought.
Eviction notices have been served in Victoria, Quebec City and
Vancouver, while officials in Halifax have struck a deal with
demonstrators to move their tents for Remembrance Day ceremonies to be
held at their camp site. In Victoria, protesters rejected a notice of
removal on Monday, marching past a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald on
their way to deliver a letter to city hall. The letter declares that
the city of Victoria has failed to uphold the Charter of Rights and
Freedoms right to peaceful assembly.

Occupy London
In solidarity with students, education workers and everyone resisting
the various attacks on education, Tent City University (Occupy
London’s education arm) is holding ‘Teach-Outs’ before their big NCAFC
demonstration on Wednesday at 10:30am. Get more info at
http://tentcityuniversity.occupylsx.org/?p=107.

Occupy Sydney
Chaos erupted at the Occupy Sydney protest this weekend, with several
protesters being dragged away by police. About 100 protesters had
moved from an earlier rally at Martin Place on Saturday afternoon to
Hyde Park to continue their protest against corporate greed. Their
protest was peaceful until police moved in to take down a tent set up
by protesters. Several people were dragged away by police as
protesters chanted "Let them stay, let them stay" and called the
police "nazis". A strong police presence remains in the park, with at
least 50 officers standing by.
Unlike last month's dawn raid that ended Occupy Sydney's week-long
protest at Martin Place, protesters were prepared for police action,
with many of them recording the chaotic scenes on cameras and mobile
phones.




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
http://rebuildthedream.com/occupy-update.

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



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