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Answering Egypt's Call for Solidarity

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 26, 2011, 9:56 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

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On November 22, occupiers of Tahrir Square issued an urgent call for global solidarity, asking the world to:

  • Occupy / shut-down Egyptian embassies worldwide. Now they represent the junta ; reclaim them for the Egyptian people.

  • Shut down the arms dealers. Do not let them make it, ship it.

  • Shut down the part of your government dealing with the Egyptian junta.

The Occupy movement is answering their call. Yesterday, hundreds marched on the Egyptian consulate in New York City.

In NYC today (Saturday, Nov 26), an Egyptian solidarity rally will begin at 1 PM at the Egypt Mission (East 44th St & 2nd Ave), with a march at 4PM.

An action is also being planned for Thursday, December 1st in front of a tear gas plant in Jamestown, Pennsylvania that has been supplying the Egyptian military junta. Participants from Occupy camps across the Northeast region will gather outside of the plant, which is owned by Combined Systems International. Read More...

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Boycott "Black Friday!" Solidarity with Striking Chinese Workers!

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 25, 2011, 1:36 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

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This Black Friday, as millions of Americans scramble to find the "best deals" on consumer goods, thousands of Chinese manufacturing workers are striking to demand livable wages, job security, and other basic rights. In Huangjiang alone, 8,000 striking shoe factory workers took the streets Thursday, blocking roads and standing down lines of riot police. Their factory, owned Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings, is a major provider to the sportswear company New Balance.

It seems fair to say these workers are striking for a "new balance" with their management, and the system of global exploitation that management serves. Facing police repression and media censorship, striking Chinese workers are standing up against the same unfair economic system we are fighting on Wall Street and across the world. Today, Occupiers everywhere are standing up to Boycott Black Friday in an effort to raise awareness about the exploitation and inequalities that produce the goods Americans purchase. Read More...

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After Feeding Thousands, OWS Sits Down in Liberty Square

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 24, 2011, 6:09 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

Thanksgiving at #OWS

Today, Occupations across the U.S. have shown that the 99% Movement can do more than protest—we can also take care of one another. Across the world, people still reeling from homelessness, poverty, foreclosures, and economic inequality have a lot less to be thankful for. But today, we reminded ourselves—and the world—that we can still be thankful for our mutual solidarity. From D.C. to Oakland and everywhere in between, Occupiers sat down for communal meals. Others marked Thanksgiving by honoring indigenous Native communities and First Nations who continue to fight for their land and sovereignty against colonialism and corporate greed. Read More...

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Movement for Justice in El Barrio

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 24, 2011, 12:34 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

An Invitation from Movement for Justice in El Barrio:

To members and families of organizations, community members, and people of good heart, who are resisting in their communities,
To Occupy Wall Street and their supporters,
To those who fight for humanity,

NYC Encuentro for Humanity and Against Neoliberalism
An Encuentro is a space for people to come together; it is a gathering. An Encuentro is not a meeting, a panel or a conference, it is a way of sharing developed by the Zapatistas as another form of doing politics: from below and to the left. It is a place where we can all speak, we will all listen, and we can all learn. It is a place where we can share the many different struggles that make us one.

El Barrio, NYC
Sunday, December 4th, 3:00 p.m. Read More...

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Occupy Seattle Occupies Wal-Mart

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 23, 2011, 1:46 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

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On Friday, November 25th, Occupy Seattle will join Occupy Tacoma, Occupy Bellingham and Occupy Everett in a statewide protest at Wal-Mart in Renton at 2:00pm.

With its long history of mistreating workers and suppliers, its recent announcement of significant cutbacks on employee health care, and its obscene profits, Wal-Mart is a prime example of how the 99% are suffering at the hands of the 1%. Read More...

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