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"Justice for Trayvon" National Day of Action Vigils in 100 Cities @ Federal Court Buildings, Saturday July 20th – 12 Noon

Posted 4 years ago on July 19, 2013, 12:55 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: justice, racism, trayvon, day of action

Justice for Trayvon!

via interoccupy.net:

MILLION HOODIES UNITES WITH THE NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK FOR A NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION IN 100 CITIES!

“Justice for Trayvon” National Day of Action Vigils in 100 Cities outside of Federal Court Buildings Saturday, July 20th – 12 Noon

Sabryna Fulton and her son, Jaharvis will join Reverend Al Sharpton in New York, Saturday 7/20 at 1 Police Plaza at 12pm.

The vigils, taking place in 100 cities, will be a call to action pushing for federal charges against George Zimmerman leading up to the Saturday, August 24 March on Washington.

Join our celly: text @TMAlerts to 23559.

Here are some jpegs you can share on Facebook and Twitter:

National JPEG
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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACTIONS IN YOUR CITY PLEASE VISIT:
http://www.mhoodies.org/national_day_of_action_in_100_cities

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Sex Workers are the 99%! — July 19: International Day of Protest Against the Violent Abuse and Murder of Sex Workers

Posted 4 years ago on July 18, 2013, 9:20 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: sex work, day of action, nyc, international, sex worker rights

photos of murdered sex workers Jasmine and Dora

What: Rally to demand justice for murdered sex workers and an end to all policies criminalizing sex work
Social Media: #JusticeForJasmine #JusticeForDora #StigmaKills
NYC info: NYC Solidarity Protest for Slain Sex Workers
Global Facebook event
More info on cities across the world: jasmineanddora.wordpress.com
Allies welcome!

via http://jasmineanddora.wordpress.com/:

On July 19th, 2013, people are gathering in over 35 cities across the globe to protest against violence against sex workers.

Following the murders of Dora Özer and Petite Jasmine on the 9th and 11 of July 2013, sex workers, their friends, families, and allies are coming together to demand an end to stigma, criminalisation, violence and murders. In the week since the two tragedies occurred, the feelings of anger, grief, sadness and injustice – for the loss of Dora and Jasmine, but also for the senseless and systemic murders and violence against sex workers worldwide – have brought together people in more than 35 cities from four continents who agreed to organise demos, vigils, and protests in front of Turkish and Swedish embassies or other symbolic places. JOIN US on Friday the 19th at 3 pm local time and stand in solidarity with sex workers and their loved ones around the world! Justice for Dora! Justice for Jasmine! Justice for all sex workers who are victims of violence!

via http://jasmineanddora.wordpress.com/new-york/:

As the sex trade becomes an ever more important part of how neoliberal economies handle the poorest and most marginalized, violence against sex workers – particularly against transgender and immigrant women – has become a tragic epidemic. Please join us this Friday, where we will be rallying in solidarity with sex workers all over the world to commemorate two women, Dora Özer and Petite Jasmine, who brutally lost their lives last week in Turkey and Sweden.

banner reading "outlaw poverty not prostitutes"
Photo from San Francisco International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, 2010

For more information & background see below...

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"Rep. Gwen Moore" is Code for "Corporate Shill"

Posted 4 years ago on July 18, 2013, 3:29 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: Wall Street, Wisconsin, poverty, ALEC

Rep Moore: You can only pick one: fight poverty, or defend Wall Street

Politicians being bought and sold by Wall Street is nothing new. Most readily sell their souls in exchange for campaign dollars, hoping to win tough races. But what about those who are in safe seats, who sell of their morals off to the highest bidder anyway?

Rep. Gwen Moore, a Democrat from Wisconsin, recently came under fire by her own hometown paper for courting big Wall Street money. An article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel by Daniel Bice, “Wall Street support puts Gwen Moore on hot seat,” pointed out that while Moore represents the poorest district in Wisconsin, she has been leading the charge on behalf of Wall Street when it comes to deregulation. It points to her support of HR 1256, a bill that recently passed the House of Representatives that makes it easier for Wall Street to dodge new rules by simply moving risky derivatives trades overseas. Consumer groups nicknamed it the "AIG Bailout Certainty Act," because AIG was taken down by derivatives they sold out of a small office in London, but was still bailed out 100 cents on the dollar by U.S. taxpayers.

And, you guessed it, Rep Moore is being rewarded handsomely for her efforts. The Sentinel reported, “Moore's campaign fund took in more than $83,000 from the banking and finance industries in 2011-'12, with her leadership committee receiving $15,000 more — meaning she received more from these special interests than any other Wisconsin rep except U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, long a darling of Wall Street.”

Rep Moore was very bothered by this exposure of her corporate capture. So bothered, she drafted a defensive letter to the editor in response. In it, she insists that she is “painfully aware of the poverty level in my district.”

But is she? It was, after all, Wall Street deregulation that led to the financial crisis, which cost the country $12.5 trillion and left 46.2 million Americans in poverty, the largest number recorded in the 52 years the Census has tracked poverty. And the impact was even worse on communities of color. Rep Moore's district is 44% Black or Hispanic. But it was Wall Street's boundless appetite for risk and mortgage-backed securities was responsible for eliminating 66% of the wealth in Hispanic households and 53% of the wealth from Black households between 2005 and 2009.

The predatory lending that savaged communities of color was no accident. Bank of America paid $335 million to settle with the Department of Justice for charging higher fees to over 200,000 Black and Hispanic borrowers than they did to non-Hispanic white borrowers of the same credit profile. Wells Fargo settled with the Department of Justice for $175 million over equally discriminatory practices. Wall Street looked at communities of color and saw an opportunity to rip their faces off. So why is Rep Moore working so hard to make life easier, and more profitable, for these Wall Street firms?

Another bill that Rep Moore championed, HR 992, allows banks to hold almost any kind of risky derivative in the same part of the bank where depositor funds live. It also happens to make the cost of doing business substantially cheaper for Citigroup. So it should come as no surprise that Citigroup wrote the bill. If Rep Moore is concerned with the poverty in her district, why would she want to make life easier for Citigroup? In 2007, the NAACP sued Citigroup and Ameriquest (which was later acquired by Citigroup) for discriminating against Black borrowers by steering them into higher interest, subprime loans while giving more favorable loan terms to white borrowers. Assisting a company with a history of such blatant profiteering and exploitation is nothing less than a biting slap in face to Rep Moore’s constituents.

Rep Moore ended her letter to the editor with the insistence that “my vote is not for sale.”

The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

In the same letter, Rep Moore states that she is a “vocal advocate and champion on issues surrounding poverty and the needs of the hardworking families of Milwaukee.” But if Rep Moore and other politicians were truly concerned with fighting poverty, they would look at the complete picture. Fighting against austerity is simply an attempt to stop the bleeding. It helps Democratic politicians because it makes them look caring, and in tune with their constituents. But it’s nothing more than shoving a bandaid on a hemorrhaging wound.

The knife causing these wounds is Wall Street. Deregulating Wall Street devastated the economy, and now, the (false) answers proposed are austerity, bleeding the government dry, and allowing corporations to swoop in and charge us for basic needs and basic rights.

If Representative Moore were truly interested in fighting poverty, she wouldn’t just try and stop the bleeding. She would stop sharpening the knife.

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Two years ago last weekend Adbusters published the original OWS blog post, and the first operational OWS campaign site was set up on reddit.com. Two years ago we began a campaign to announce that the people of the world were directly entering the global political narrative and that we have no intention of ever leaving. We are still here – battered & scarred we may be, but ‘Occupy!’ is still a vibrant global call for an exploited humanity. The time is ripe for revolution.

Greetings world. We are anonymous. We are the people.

Governments of the world: take this message as your last will and testament. The game is officially over. Social media has given birth to something new. Now it's time to set the record straight. This video is intended as that spark that gets delivered straight into the hearts and minds of the world. This video is an idea – a shared idea – so listen very carefully and make sure you are sitting down.

On the 5th of November 2013, Anonymous call for a day of global civil disobedience. This time we target all government facilities across the globe. Calling all free thinkers: the time for civil disobedience is now. This time it also seems unions from around the world are supporting this action. The lion sleeps no more. Ask yourself this: where will you be when we make history? November 5th, 2013. Worldwide. Now it's a vendetta. Now it's personal. Now it's time to occupy everywhere. It's time to throw everything we have at November 5th. It's time to relight the flame of protest until our demands are met. Now it's time for our brothers and sisters of the awakening to take to the streets. Austerity means war.

Here's to the dreamers, the one's that stand for human freedom, the Occupiers, the people that change things. It's about solidarity, but more than that, it's about the people, the people we meet, the people of the world standing together for a common goal. Concerned by numerous ecological and social problems, we stand united. As long as there are young and idealist people that share the views of ultimate human freedom, there will always be hope for the world.

We are anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. On November 5th, 2013: EXPECT US.

Anon masks

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#HoodiesUp — Justice for Trayvon Actions in 40+ Cities

Posted 4 years ago on July 14, 2013, 10:42 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: justice, racism, trayvon

Trayvon Flyer

Trayvon Martin:

  1. Was an honor student with a 3.7 GPA.
  2. Was accepted at a college on a full ride
  3. Was a volunteer of 600 service hours
  4. Was a devoted member of his church
  5. Was a loyal friend & a loving son
  6. Was an INNOCENT boy

No more divide and conquer. We stand for all. We stand in support of the family of ‪#‎TrayvonMartin‬ and his memory. He did not die in vain. He was the 99% with promise and potential. Capitalism and Racism legitimize each other. We need something brand new and we need it now.

Join one of the many actions against the unjust acquittal of George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin today in over 40 cities. Come to express your sorrow, your rage, and your continuing demand for justice for Trayvon and beyond.

http://trayvonoc.wordpress.com/

#HoodiesUp #NoJustice

Events

Albuquerque, NM: Civic Plaza

Atlanta, GA: Westend Park

Austin, TX: State Capitol

Baltimore, MD: War Memorial Plaza

Barcelona, Spain: Plaza Revolución

Boston, MA: Dudley Square, Roxbury

Burlington, VT: City Hall

Chattanooga, TN: Miller Park

Chicago, IL: Daley Plaza

Cincinnati, OH: Fountain Square

Columbus, OH: 375 South High Street

Dayton, OH: Courthouse Square

Denver, CO: 2pm in City Park

Detroit, MI: Grand Circus Park

Durham, NC: CCB Plaza

Fort Myers, FL: FGCU Campus Library

Frederick, MD: South End Park

Houston, TX: City Hall

Indianapolis, IN: 2PM, downtown on circle

Lansing, MI: Lansing City Hall

Las Vegas, NV: City Hall

Los Angeles, CA: Leimert Park & King and Crenshaw Blvds

Madison, WI: State Capitol

Memphis, TN: Memphis Police Department (meet Monday)

Miami, FL: Torch of Friendship, Bayfront Park

Milwaukee, WI: MLK and Vine

Minneapolis, MN: TBA, Monday

Nashville, TN: Downtown Courthouse

New Orleans, LA: Washington Square Park

New York, NY: Union Square

Oakland, CA: Oscar Grant Plaza

Newark, NJ: Market and Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA: Love Park

Phoenix, AZ: Department of Justice

Pittsburgh, PA: Freedom Corner

Portland, OR: Peninsula Park

Poughkeepsie, NY: Mansion Square Park

Providence, RI: Central High School

Rochester, NY: Liberty Pole

Salt Lake City, UT: Federal Building

San Diego, CA: City Heights, across from Mid City PD

St. Louis, MO: St. Louis Justice Center

Seattle, WA: Westlake

Springfield, MO: Downtown Square

Syracuse, NY: 2pm at Onondaga County Courthouse

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