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Solidarity Hunger Strike

Posted 3 years ago on Dec. 15, 2011, 4:27 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

Thursday, December 15, join the OWS Hunger Strikers for a national 24-hour fast to protest the violent evictions across the country that have robbed the Occupy Movement of our right to free speech and assembly. Thursday will be the thirteenth day of the hunger strike for space.

"For us, space is not a mere necessity- a place to lay our head, to eat our meals, to congregate and assemble- it is also a symbol and a direct action," said Diego Ibanez, one of the hunger strikers. "Literally, vacant lots are voids that we fill with physical representations of our concerns, hopes, fears and dreams."

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CHARAS Holiday Party and Community Potluck

Posted 3 years ago on Dec. 15, 2011, 1:02 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

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CHARAS served the low-income, activist, and artist communities of lower east side for over 20 years, providing artist's space, performance and gallery space, after school programs, workshops, English classes and meeting space for countless neighborhood organizations. In 1999, despite a community use restriction & widespread opposition, the building that housed CHARAS was auctioned off to private developer Gregg Singer, who immediately moved to evict them. After a hard fought battle, CHARAS was evicted on December 27, 2001. The building, still zoned for community use, has sat vacant and derelict ever since. This Sunday, it's time CHARAS gets their community center back! Event Page

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Defend the Bill of Rights for All of Us.

Posted 3 years ago on Dec. 15, 2011, 2 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

On Bill of Rights Day, Thursday, Dec 15 there will be a Press Conference on Federal Court Steps, 40 Centre St., Manhattan, 11am. A coffin of the Bill of Rights will be brought to Federal Court Foley Square, NY, NY

The Bill of rights was ratified 220 years ago, on December 15, 1791. It is shameful that today, in the United States, we are forced to come together in defense of the Bill of Rights and our civil liberties, as the representatives of the 1% who rule this country continue to take our rights away.

Congress is attempting to bury the Bill of Rights. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) includes language proposed by Democratic Sen. Carl Levin and Republican Sen. John McCain that allows for the arrest and indefinite detention of U.S. citizens by the military, on U.S. soil and without the right of trial. This is an egregious violation of our first amendment rights and comes at a time when we are witnessing unprecedented attacks on our civil liberties.

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OWS in Solidarity with TWU

Posted 3 years ago on Dec. 14, 2011, 11:29 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

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Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 was the first labor union to come out in support of Occupy Wall Street. Now, Occupy Wall Street Labor Outreach Committee is mobilizing #OWS to stand in solidarity with TWU as they begin their campaign to demand a fair contract. On December 15th at 4pm, TWU will rally outside MTA headquarters at 2 Broadway, then march to Liberty Plaza for a rank-and-file General Assembly. Checkout the facebook page for more details.

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Re-Occupy #D17

Posted 3 years ago on Dec. 14, 2011, 9:45 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

Saturday, December 17th, noon

An all day performance event at Duarte Square, 6th and Canal

On Saturday, December 17th Occupy Wall Street — with support from more than 1400 faith leaders, elders of the civil rights movement, prominent artists and community members — will gather at noon in Duarte Square, downtown Manhattan, for an all day performance event. This event is part of a call to re-occupy in the wake of the coordinated attacks and subsequent evictions of occupations across the nation and around the world.

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