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Coalition to March on Wall Street South condemns arrests of No Papers No Fear bus riders, undocumented community members in Tennessee

Posted 11 years ago on Aug. 29, 2012, 1:19 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: coalition to march on wall street south, immigration

no papers no fear

via the Coalition to March on Wall Street South

The Coalition to March on Wall Street South condemns the arrest earlier this afternoon of 4 undocumented people in Tennessee. Two of the people arrested — Maria Huerta and Alejandro Guizar — were riders on the No Papers No Fear bus. The other two arrested — Marciela Lou and Frances Ashley — are from Knoxville, TN. The four performed a civil disobedience action with a banner that says “No Papers No Fear” outside the Sheriff’s office.

The No Papers No Fear bus left Phoenix, Arizona on July 29 and has been traveling across the country to arrive in Charlotte in time for actions before and during the Democratic National Convention. They are scheduled to arrive in Charlotte on Saturday, September 1 and will be speaking around 8pm at the Festivaliberacion at Area 15 (514 E. 15th St). They will also be speaking and organizing a No Papers No Fear contingent in the March on Wall Street South on Sunday, September 2 at 11am at Frazier Park.

The Coalition to March on Wall Street South calls for the immediate release of the 4 people arrested today. We urge all those who stand for justice to sign and circulate the petition demanding their release, to call Sherriff Jones at 865-971-3901 to demand that the four not be turned over to ICE, to make a donation to the bail fund, and to take action to support the No Papers No Fears riders.

See here for more information, to donate to their bail fund, and find out how to help get them released!


TODAY: Practice the People's Wall for #S17

Posted 11 years ago on Aug. 29, 2012, 1:09 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: nyc, s17

All Roads Lead to Wall Street poster

You are cordially invited to an open forum to discuss and practice the "People's Wall" action for the morning of September 17th.

5 PM, Liberty Square (aka Zuccotti Park)
Wednesday, August 29th

The morning of September 17th will begin with a gathering at the intersections immediately surrounding the New York Stock Exchange. Each intersection will feature performers and open public speak outs, followed by a mass sit-in.

TODAY, August 29th, at 5pm, we will talk about and practice the planned action. We will illustrate the ways that individuals can choose to participate: either by taking part in the planned civil disobedience directly, or by safely supporting those who choose to put their bodies on the line. We will be recruiting to fill brief but essential roles in this mass action: tactical roles, videographers, performers, observers. We hope that by working together we can create a clear, powerful platform for our many voices to be heard.

We need you to come help us plan and coordinate the movement and participation of our community for this event. We're organizing this day as an opportunity to collaborate. We need your help to host the members of the 99% from New York and around the country for a morning Occupying Wall Street together.

Occupy Wall Street and our allies have brought to the attention of the world that Wall Street, and finance capitalism broadly speaking, are at the root of many social ills: environmental destruction, manipulation of the political process, the prison-industrial complex, the surveillance state. It seems that if you follow the money, no matter what issue concerns you… All Roads Lead to Wall Street.

On September 17th, when the whole world will once again be watching, we plan to make these connections crystal clear in a disciplined and powerful civil disobedience. We intend to create an empowering space for participants to deliver their own messages about why they demand an end to Wall Street's devastating influence on our government, our environment, and our lives

Please join us to plan and practice the action, and to spread the message that not only is another world possible, but that we are here to demand it, together. (Future training sessions will be scheduled, so don't worry if you miss out on this one. There will be many opportunities to help build the People's Wall.)

With love and hope,
~ S17 NYSE action team
more info: http://s17nyc.org