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OWS Updates for the Week of October 10th

Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 10, 2012, 6:16 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: ows updates, nyc

Keep Calm and Bang On

Movement activists the world over have begun a campaign to create Global Noise in an international potbanging protest on Saturday, October 13th.

The main goal is to foster a feeling of solidarity between all the global movements. Likewise, local occupations and occupiers across the country will be banging on pots and pans, a tactic known as a ‘casserole march’, in order to gain attention for our shared grievances.

Occupy Town Square along with Strike Debt and many other Occupy Wall Street Affinity Groups are answering the call for a day of #globalNoise.

Join us at 4pm this Saturday for a special Occupy Town Square to mark the occasion. Bring a blanket or just gather on the grass for teach-ins, discussions and trainings using the Open Space format.

At 6pm, we will answer the call from Strike Debt to converge at Columbus Circle for an Assembly, and then a Casserole March. Bring pots, pans and noise makers to share for this global day of action!

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Occupy these Actions and Events

Wednesday, October 10th, 6:30pm
Occupy Think Tank on Occupy Wall St. Radio
Streaming on wbai.org or FM 99.5 in NYC
For this week's show we are going to take a look at the jobs/unemployment statistics and what this means for people. How is unemployment measured and what does it mean on the ground? What does it mean to not have a job? And when "jobs" go up like this, what kind of jobs are they?

Every Friday, 3pm
International #globalNOISE Planning Call
#globalNOISE was first proposed by spanish #15M activists, and is now supported by several people and groups across the globe. Its main goal is to create a feeling of solidarity between all the global movements. The plan is to achieve this by making a lot of noise on the same day all over the world. Join the call and help provide feedback on the proposal.

Friday, October 12th, 6:30pm
99 Pickets at the Saigon Grill
620 Amsterdam Ave.
For years the owners of Saigon Grill have failed to pay minimum wage and overtime to many of their delivery workers, and a boycott of the restaurant has begun in response. There is picketing at Saigon Grill Wednesday - Sunday, 12:30-2pm and 6:30-8:30pm. Supporters are particularly urged to come to the picket line on Friday evenings, but participation at any time is appreciated.

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Get Ready for #globalNOISE: Saturday #O13

Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 10, 2012, 11:24 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: globalnoise, casseroles, 13o, o13, nyc

#globalNOISE

GLOBAL DAY OF POTBANGING PROTEST ON OCTOBER 13

A year ago, the world was surprised by the rapid spread of square occupations calling for #GlobalChange. This Saturday we will take the streets again, louder than ever, with a global cacerolazo, casserole, potbanging protest.

The initiative comes from the international networks of Occupy, Indignados, #YoSoy132, and now many grassroots groups and individuals joined: in hundreds of cities around the globe protests are planned. [see below for schedule and info for NYC]

MANY VOICES, ONE STRUGGLE

The focus of the protest is intentionally left open to be filled by local organizers and participants. The result is a turbulent cacophony of issues and slogans: “Don’t owe, won’t pay” in Spain, “Fuck the Troika” in Portugal, a clear message against war from Istanbul, a protest in front of the annual IMF/Worldbank meeting in Tokyo.

One common theme running through all the #GlobalNoise events is the targeting of political and financial elites who are held responsible for destroying our communities and the planet, resonating the ongoing wave of anti-austerity protests in Europe and around the world. At the same time #GlobalNoise is a symbol of hope and unity, building on a wide variety of struggles for global justice and solidarity, assuring that together we will create another world.

SUPPORT #GLOBALNOISE

There are many ways to help with the communication and mobilisation:

  • International twitter campaign (facebook event) on wednesday October 10, using the hashtags #GlobalNoise and #13O
  • Invite your friends for your local event on O13.
  • Blog about it, make photos, videos or livestream your local event and tag your contributions with #GlobalNoise.
  • For movement media makers: OccupyTheComms has a crowd source media page for globalNOISE which will collect all the relevant media related to the action using real time tools during O13

LINKS FOR #GLOBALNOISE

Main website: http://www.globalnoise.net

Interact: facebook | twitter | occupii.org | interoccupy hub | mailinglist | mumble meetings | potbanging@gmail.com

Tools: map | images | posters | videos

Manifestos: Paris and Barcelona

Livestream on October 12: http://www.livestream.com/globalnoise and http://www.globalrevolution.tv

BEYOND OCTOBER 13

#GlobalNoise is a moment to establish new connections, strengthen our networks and communicate our plans for the future. The coming weeks and months a large number of events are scheduled, including the Global Education Strike on October 18, movement gatherings in Madrid (Agora99) and Florence (Firenze10+10) in November, the global day of action for the Rights of Migrants, Refugees and Displaced people on December 18.

And then there is an initiative from Montreal, Quebec, called VIA22 which is a global day of action planned for October 22 and continuing to occur on the 22nd of every month. The idea of VIA22 is to take potbanging to the next level by expressing the need that our marches and demonstrations become spaces for sharing knowledge about alternatives.


NYC SCHEDULE & INFO

October 12

7:30 pm
Meet at Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South) for an action spokes-council to coordinate with the many groups participating in the call for #globalNOISE on October 13th. Bring your action ideas or plans for sharing and coordination.

October 13

4:00 pm
Gather at Occupy Town Square in Central Park, just inside the main entrance at Columbus Circle. No tables, bring a sheet, blanket, or just gather on the grass for teach-ins, discussions, trainings using the Open Space format.

6:00 pm
Converge at Columbus Circle, with Strike Debt, for an assembly, followed by a casserole march (in solidarity with the international call to bang pots and pans and make “globalNOISE”). Bring pots and pans, noise makers, to share!

Occupy Wall St FB event
Occupy Town Square FB event

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