From:   Michael Premo <m.premo@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Monday, October 24, 2011 4:24:34 PM
To:   Media Working group <globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com>; PR working group <pr-working-group@googlegroups.com>
Subject:   [GlobalRevolutionMedia] National Occupations daily update
 

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 http://soundcloud.com/occupation-america

 

 

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: http://bit.ly/qbymfR***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:

http://www.occupydallas.org/police-love.***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:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2049976/Banks-country-refuse-let-customers-close-accounts-protest.html.

 

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: http://bit.ly/qbymfR

 

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

http://www.change.org/petitions/gov-of-colorado-and-mayor-of-denver-stop-the-occupy-denver-arrests

 

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.

http://www.change.org/petitions/providence-mayor-angel-taveras-public-safety-commissioner-par-allow-the-occupy-providence-movement-to-stay-in-burnside-park-indefinitely?mid=50

 

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: http://signon.org/sign/allow-occupy-tucson-to?source=s.tw&r_by=252160

 

WORLDWIDE:

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

 

If you have any questions, feedback or additions, please send them

along with your contact information to monique@rebuildthedream.com or

lizbutlerdc@gmail.com.

 

 

Michael Premo

www.michaelpremo.com

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