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JANUARY 16 - UNION SQUARE, NYC - 1 P.M.

Occupation demands include:

  • A massive national jobs program, and 
  • Emergency measures for the unemployed in NYC

In the spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Monday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m., hundreds of people — including those who have exhausted unemployment benefits, as well as students, labor and community activists — will gather in Union Square NYC to commence an Occupation for Jobs.

Participants in the Occupation, which is being organized by the “Occupy 4 Jobs Network”, are demanding a massive public jobs program modeled after the Work Projects Administration of the 1930s, large enough to provide decent paying jobs to the 30 million unemployed and underemployed.

The Occupation for Jobs will also demand that immediate emergency measures be taken to aid the exploding numbers of unemployed people in New York City, including a moratorium on evictions and utility shutoffs, the expansion of food stamps and free public transportation for unemployed people.

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January 11, 2012, Washington, DC – Today, on the tenth anniversary of the arrival of the first detained men at the U.S. prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement:

Today marks the tenth anniversary of indefinite detention without charge or fair trials at the prison at Guantánamo, and it is an anniversary that should not have come. The men indefinitely detained at Guantánamo have been abandoned by all three branches of government, but the primary responsibility for the prison remaining open lies with President Obama.

On his second day in office, President Obama signed an Executive Order mandating the closure of Guantánamo within a year.  Since then, his administration has in fact perpetuated and sanctioned the system at Guantánamo by continuing indefinite detentions without charge or trial, resuming illegitimate military commissions, and most recently, signing into law the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which substantially hinders the closure of Guantánamo by restricting the transfer of the remaining 171 detained men, over half of whom have been approved for transfer by every branch of government with a stake in the matter.

Despite its promise of a new era of accountability and respect for the rule of law, the Obama administration has also repeatedly acted to block virtually any accountability for those who have planned, authorized, and committed torture at Guantánamo and beyond.

On this day marking ten years of injustice at Guantánamo, we call on people of conscience everywhere to demand that the prison finally be closed and to intensify opposition to all unjust U.S. detentions and prosecutions conducted in the name of national security. We must also build opposition to the government’s covert and overt wars in a re-branded “War on Terror” which is being used to justify both military detentions and military strikes to the detriment of the safety and dignity of peoples in the United States and abroad.

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OWS New Year’s Eve Festivities
5:05am: If you know someone who was arrested, call the NLG at (212) 679-6018. Full name and birthdate are helpful. Happy new year!
4:05am: 30+ arrests throughout the night. Some still rallying at 13th st and 2nd ave.
3:28am: Arrested livestreamers & tweeters active inside NYPD paddy wagon before NYPD turned off lights in van.
3:12am: NYPD ejected Nat’l Lawyers Guild observer. Observer left and made phone call. NYPD demanded NLG observer put down phone, then arrested the observer.
3:10am: NYPD physically threw livestreamers out of the group before making indiscriminate arrests of random pedestrians.
3:07am: NYPD blockaded sidewalk, forced march to stop, threatened to arrest marchers for blocking the sidewalk. Mass arrest now brutalizing peaceful demonstrators.
2:30am: Dozens of arrests made at 13th & 5th ave. Some still marching down 6th Ave. Targeting journalists, photographers, livestreamers with violence. Liberty Square mostly dispersed, crowds gone out to celebrate and prepare for the New Year.
2:20am: Police block off street, mass violent arrests happening!
2:10am: Mass of police vehicles rush north on Church Street, sirens and lights blaring, presumably after march up 7th Ave to Union Square.
2:00am: Police using horses to clear sidewalks, attacking peaceful protesters in the street. Hundreds of police vehicles. Arrests also reported at march in Soho.
1:30am: NYPD orders dispersal, arrests begin. Police clearing “Liberty Mountain.” Some Occupiers marching to 7th Precinct to support arrested protesters.
1:20am: Pounding batons, hundreds of police combing area asking for “official press passes.” Arrests anticipated.
1:05am: March at Fulton and Nassau, police still following. Reports police attempting to kettle protesters on sidewalks. A few more arrests reported. Others headed back to defend Liberty Square, where riot police continue to mass and threaten Occupiers.
12:45am: Thousands still in Square, as march leaves Liberty. Headed down Broadway, police moving in pursuit.
12:40am: Party continues at Liberty. Cops backing down for now. Barricades are twinkling after Occupiers hung lights across piled barricades.
12:00am: Happy New Year from OCCUPIED Liberty Square! Thousands already here. JOIN US!

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OWS New Year’s Eve Festivities

  • 5:05am: If you know someone who was arrested, call the NLG at (212) 679-6018. Full name and birthdate are helpful. Happy new year!
  • 4:05am: 30+ arrests throughout the night. Some still rallying at 13th st and 2nd ave.
  • 3:28am: Arrested livestreamers & tweeters active inside NYPD paddy wagon before NYPD turned off lights in van.
  • 3:12am: NYPD ejected Nat’l Lawyers Guild observer. Observer left and made phone call. NYPD demanded NLG observer put down phone, then arrested the observer.
  • 3:10am: NYPD physically threw livestreamers out of the group before making indiscriminate arrests of random pedestrians.
  • 3:07am: NYPD blockaded sidewalk, forced march to stop, threatened to arrest marchers for blocking the sidewalk. Mass arrest now brutalizing peaceful demonstrators.
  • 2:30am: Dozens of arrests made at 13th & 5th ave. Some still marching down 6th Ave. Targeting journalists, photographers, livestreamers with violence. Liberty Square mostly dispersed, crowds gone out to celebrate and prepare for the New Year.
  • 2:20am: Police block off street, mass violent arrests happening!
  • 2:10am: Mass of police vehicles rush north on Church Street, sirens and lights blaring, presumably after march up 7th Ave to Union Square.
  • 2:00am: Police using horses to clear sidewalks, attacking peaceful protesters in the street. Hundreds of police vehicles. Arrests also reported at march in Soho.
  • 1:30am: NYPD orders dispersal, arrests begin. Police clearing “Liberty Mountain.” Some Occupiers marching to 7th Precinct to support arrested protesters.
  • 1:20am: Pounding batons, hundreds of police combing area asking for “official press passes.” Arrests anticipated.
  • 1:05am: March at Fulton and Nassau, police still following. Reports police attempting to kettle protesters on sidewalks. A few more arrests reported. Others headed back to defend Liberty Square, where riot police continue to mass and threaten Occupiers.
  • 12:45am: Thousands still in Square, as march leaves Liberty. Headed down Broadway, police moving in pursuit.
  • 12:40am: Party continues at Liberty. Cops backing down for now. Barricades are twinkling after Occupiers hung lights across piled barricades.
  • 12:00am: Happy New Year from OCCUPIED Liberty Square! Thousands already here. JOIN US!
This sums up in two sentences the root of the disconnect with many people, namely conservatives. I have some theories on that, but I’ll save that for another day. Unlike this person, I am unable to be concise. 

This sums up in two sentences the root of the disconnect with many people, namely conservatives. I have some theories on that, but I’ll save that for another day. Unlike this person, I am unable to be concise. 

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Police are making arrests at the Bank of America Plaza where some Occupy Wall Street sympathizers have set up tents.

Police announced shortly before 4 p.m. that protesters had 15 minutes to pack up their tents and leave the plaza area or face arrest.

About 27 protesters linked arms and stood in a circle with police in riot gear nearby. So far eight people have been taken into custody without incident.

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Seventeen people were arrested, according to Sonny Jackson, spokesman for the Denver Police Department . Five of those arrests were made on the 16th Street Mall, where some protesters headed after the encampment was cleared.

The confrontation came about five hours after Occupy Denver demonstrators marched through downtown for the sixth straight Saturday.

About 4:30 p.m. Saturday, officers invited two protesters to speak with them at a command post near Lincoln and East 14th Avenue. Police told the protesters they needed to remove anything that was blocking the sidewalk.

At least half the protesters then started to leave Lincoln Park and Civic Center, but many voted to stay, and some of them blocked Broadway about 5:15 p.m.

Police moved quickly to clear Broadway. At 5:30 p.m., Broadway was closed by police between Colfax and 14th avenues.

A city garbage truck pulled up as some protesters continued to chant anti-police slogans: “You look stupid in your helmets and with your clubs. . . . This a peaceful assembly — no weapons allowed.”

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NOVEMBER 17 NATIONWIDE DAY OF ACTION!

Rally starts at 4 PM at Foley Square, downtown Manhattan (near City Hall), NYC

March and direct action at 5PM

All across America, the 99% are rising up and saying we want good jobs and a fair, democratic economy. People have lost their jobs and their homes, now politicians and corporations are demanding massive cuts to healthcare, education and other social programs. Meanwhile, corporate profits are up and the richest 400 Americans have more wealth than the bottom 150 million. Enough is enough! Thousands of union and community members will be marching with Occupy Wall Street to say:

  • Save Medicare & funding for hospitals, nursing homes & homecare!
  • Protect Social Security, education & social programs!
  • Invest in good jobs & infrastructure!
  • Make the 1% pay their fair share in taxes!

1199SEIU Healthcare Workers—We’re part of the 99%

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American troops may be leaving Iraq before the end of the year, but U.S. contractors aren’t going anywhere soon.

ABC News reports that the State Department “is expected to have about 5,000 security contractors in Iraq as of January 2012 (they already have about 3,000 in country).” There will also be 4,500 “general life support” contractors to provide food and medical services.

And (in my experience) contractors do not receive near the same support and benefits.

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Anti-Wall Street protests have won broad support among New York City voters, who would overwhelmingly favor tougher regulations on the financial industry, new poll results showed on Monday. 

Sixty-seven percent of those who responded to a Quinnipiac University survey said they agreed with the Occupy Wall Street protesters, who are upset that banks were allowed to earn huge profits after being bailed out during the recession, while average Americans remained under financial strain. 

An even wider margin, 87 percent, agreed with the protesters’ right to camp out in Lower Manhattan, as long as they obeyed the law. The movement began staging rallies more than a month ago.

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Update from Atlanta organizer Dianne M, 4 pm, Oct. 17: 

“The mayor issued a statement last week that the occupiers were to leave the park at 5pm today, then we heard it was changed to 11pm when the park officially closes.

“A call has gone out for defenders to come and prevent an eviction. The Atlanta labor council, numerous community groups, Jobs with Justice, the International Action Center, etc., have all called for supporters to come tonight.
At least 50 people have committed to refusing to leave the park and risk arrest.

“A 19-year-old Black youth was shot and killed by a MARTA policeman last night. There are 2 vigils — one at 6:30 at the station where he was shot and another at 9:30 just a block from Troy Davis Park.

“This shooting is adding to the momentum and outrage.”

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