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#J20: Occupy The Courts Nationwide, San Francisco to Occupy Wall Street West

Posted 6 years ago on Jan. 14, 2012, 2:59 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

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via Occupy Portland:

This is a national day of action just one day before the second anniversary of the infamous Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which held that corporations (as people entitled to the rights of the U.S. Constitution) can spend unregulated and undisclosed sums of money in order to influence elections. [There are] over 80 rallies at federal courthouses around the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Actions planned in New York City:

5 OR 5:30pm - March from Liberty Sq to Foley Sq
6pm - Rally across from Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse
@ 40 Centre St.

Meanwhile, in San Francisco, we will Occupy Wall Street West with a day of mass mobilization, nonviolent direct action, and civil disobedience centered around the SF Financial District:

"Wall St.", shorthand for corporate power, is not just in New York City. The San Francisco Financial District has long been nicknamed "Wall St. West" because it is also a major center of corporate power and wealth. We have named and mapped these financial institutions so that we can occupy them. Let's expose how Wall St. operates in our midst, attacking our communities, homes, education, environment, democracy, livelihood, and well being. Let's push back against corporate power, overthrow the rule of the 1% and its legal foundation of corporate personhood. Let's build a better world!

Occupiers there have asked people, groups, movements, and communities from San Francisco, the Bay Area, and across California to walk out of school or work, self-organize, and take action to disrupt business-as-usual. If you're interested in joining them, click here for more information and resources!