Posted 5 months ago on Dec. 1, 2012, 1:27 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
yo soy 132,
Part of a march in Mexico City
Today across Mexico, protesters (including participants from the #YoSoy132 movement and others) have taken to the streets to march against election fraud and the imposition of Enrique Peña Nieto as President on his inauguration day. Using the slogan "#MéxicoNOTienePresidente" (#MexicoHasNOPresident"), the protesters marched on Congress in Mexico City and were met with large squadrons of riot police, enormous barricades, rubber bullets, tear gas, and gas bombs. Reports claim approximately 30 people have been injured, several critically.
For more information and livestreams from Mexico, see: http://1dmx.wordpress.com/ and http://www.yosoy132media.org/. On Twitter, follow @YoSoy132media, and use hashtags: #1dmx, #MexicoNOTienePresidente, #MexicoHasNOPresident, #YoSoy132, #OcupaSanLázaro.
There have also been solidarity protests in cities across the world outside Mexico, including many planned for tonight in various U.S. cities. Today in NYC, YoSoy132-NY will gather at the Mexican Consulate at 5pm (leer en español). They invite Occupiers to join them.
Demonstration for an authentic democracy
Yosoy132NY summons Mexicans living in New York to participate in a demonstration outside the Mexican Consulate on Saturday, December 1, on the occasion of the inauguration of Enrique Peña Nieto as president of our country.
We will march toward genuine democracy for Mexico and against the current Mexican political system, understood as a set of political, economic, and social institutions set up to the benefit of a minority and facilitate the imposition of candidates such as Enrique Peña Nieto.
This system includes but is not limited to:
- The political party system that restricts citizens' access to power and inadequately represents their interests.
- The practices of corruption, impunity, repression, violation of freedom of expression, and patronage committed by the PRI for decades of its hegemonic rule, and adopted by the PAN, the PRD and the rest of the political parties.
- The manipulation of information, especially through the mass media.
Join and participate! You can contribute to change our country! Your voice counts!
#TodosSomos132: Solidarity With the Mexican Spring
#YoSoy132 Blockades Mexico's Largest Media Company; Support Them At #OccupySaks!
Posted 5 months ago on Nov. 30, 2012, 11:21 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
trans pacific partnership
Today marks the 13th anniversary since the 99% shut down the World Trade Organization summit in Seattle. Tomorrow, activists from across North America will come together along the U.S./Canada border in Cascadia for a People's Round of Negotiations in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, another "free trade area" that would expand further expand the NAFTA-agenda of the 1%.
via TPP Cross Border Action (Facebook event):
Saturday, December 1 @ 1:00pm
Peace Arch Park (Surrey, BC & Blaine, WA).
Because the 99% can not afford another NAFTA-another bad sequel, help ‘FlushTheTPP’ & Be part of a cross-border movement towards trade justice!
For more information visit:
http://www.tppXborder.org or TPPxBorder on Facebook
Twitter: @TPPxBorder hashtag: #stopTPP
No more corporate trade deals – Flush the TPP
Tired of trade deals that serve only multi-national corporations and not people? Tired of deals that perpetuate inequality and a worldwide race to the bottom in salaries and working conditions? Tired of trade agreements that protect billionaires but not labor, Indigenous and human rights, or the environment?
We’re tired too. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
We can all imagine international agreements that create, not destroy jobs; that promote the right to organize; that don’t destroy the environment; that don't exploit migrant labour; that don’t infringe on the rights of communities to create rules that protect public health, worker’s rights, Indigenous rights; that strengthen public services instead of encouraging privatization; that support a free and democratic Internet instead of a corporate-controlled one.
We can all imagine trade deals built by and for people, negotiated in public, debated openly, with a real opportunity to say no if the deal’s no good.
It’s possible, but it isn’t going to happen unless we make it happen.
Right now, the newest, biggest, (and potentially baddest) trade agreement yet is being negotiated behind closed doors – the U.S.-led Trans Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP). Canada and Mexico just joined the nine other countries involved, making this the expansion of NAFTA that we have all feared. We have learned that the best way to stop bad trade agreements is to get to them before they are signed. Now is the time to act.
On Saturday, December 1, join unionists, environmentalists, Indigenous peoples, migrant justice activists, trade and Internet freedom activists, students organizers and other allies from Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. for cross-border action – The People’s Round of Negotiations – 1:00 PM. For more information and to get on the bus visit www.tppxborder.org & TPPxBorder on Facebook
Occupy TPP: Dallas, TX – May 8-19
July 2-10, San Diego: Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Posted 5 months ago on Nov. 30, 2012, 3:07 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Info via Occupy Sandy - Staten Island / SI Recovers. Get up-to-date info on Twitter: @SIrecovers
ACTION ALERT: Support the community hub at 489 Midland Ave
—Come to 489 Midland Ave Staten Island, NY 10306 to stand in support
—Volunteers requested to help move the hub to 100% private property
—Demand the Mayor’s office end community hub eviction and instead support hubs with space and equipment
—Public Advocate’s office: (212) 669-7250 9am-5pm EMAIL: GetHelp@pubadvocate.nyc.gov
The community-run network of support for food, volunteering, supplies, clothing, and human services is an essential part of the New York City recovery efforts, and the mayor’s office wants to shut it down immediately. The mayor’s office is calling upon local police forces to “clear all outdoor sites” effective immediately. We are calling on all New Yorkers to advocate on behalf of these community run hubs that provide essential services to those whom the city and federal government, and support agencies, have under-served, neglected, or abandoned.
We call on the city, service organizations and police to support these crucial hubs by maintain location and services to community, offering tents, generators, and storage pods for supplies or finding free, nearby, and feasible medium to long term spaces where hubs can operate.
This Friday morning Staten Island police representing the mayor’s office have threatened eviction action against the crucial Staten Island hub at 489 Midland Avenue, in the heavily hit Midland Beach area. Aiman Youssef, a 42-year-old Syrian-American Staten Islander whose house was destroyed in the hurricane, has been running a 24/7 community pop up hub outside his property at 489 Midland Avenue since the day after the storm. He and a coalition of neighbors, friends and community members are serving hot food and offering cleaning supplies, non-perishables, medical supplies, and clothing to the thousands of residents who are still without heat, power, or safe housing. This popular hub is well-run, well-staffed, and has a constant hum of discussion, support, and advice as well as donations and pick ups and volunteer dispatch through another pop-up group, volunteers who call themselves “The Yellow Team.”
At the standing-room only Town Hall meeting at Staten Island’s New Dorp High School last night, Youssef was the first to raise his voice in the question and answer period. The community’s expression of extreme need and frustration with the lack of official support made for a contentious environment where city government officials offered few solutions. At one point borough president James Molinaro asked the audience “You wanna shut your mouth?” due to their increasingly loud demands for community support and housing solutions.
We ask all New Yorkers and Sandy supporters worldwide to not heed Molinaro’s demand, but to speak out as Youssef did. Ask the mayor’s office to support, not evict, the well-run community support hubs giving crucial services to New Yorkers in need.
Posted 5 months ago on Nov. 30, 2012, 1:53 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
In what might well become a model for popular resistance to the 1%'s "Fiscal Cliff" austerity negotiations happening now in Washington D.C., activists in Chicago are planning a shantytown encampment of Federal Plaza -- a tangible portent of exactly where austerity is taking us. The "Fiscal Cliff" is a manufactured crisis to promote a "grand bargain" of austerity measures to maintain the rich and attack the poor; we demand an end to a world governed by the interests of the 1%, Wall Street, and the corporations!
More information on the Occupy Chicago GA-approved action from the event's facebook page:
As part of the ongoing “fiscal cliff” discussions, Senator Durbin is negotiating behind our backs to gut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid – cuts that could create depression-era conditions for millions of Americans who’ve paid for and earned support from these vital programs.
Join us on December 6th at noon to tell Senator Durbin that we won't go back! On December 6, we're building a Durbinville Shantytown encampment at the Federal Building to symbolize the dire consequences these cuts could have, and fight to preserve these essential programs. Join us! And bring a tent!
Come get free soup and bread every day in Federal Plaza from December 3rd - 6th!
Monday, December 3, noon: Soup and Bread line in Federal Plaza
Tuesday, December 4, noon: Soup and Bread line in Federal Plaza
Wednesday, December 5, noon: Soup and Bread line in Federal Plaza
Thursday, December 6, noon: Erect the “Durbinville” shantytown to show the world what these cuts really mean!
Enough is enough! It's time to stop unnecessary budget cuts and make corporations and the rich pay their fair share!
Demand that Senator Durbin:
- Block the "debt ceiling sequester" cuts – say no to austerity!
- Reject Simpson-Bowles or any other “Grand Bargain” that attempts to balance the budget on the backs of the poor, working people, the sick or the elderly – protect vital public programs, no cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid!
- Block the extension of the Bush Tax Cuts for the top 2% – it’s time for the rich to start paying their fair share!
- Support and fight for progressive sources of revenue – impose a Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street financial speculation, tax capital gains as normal income and close corporate tax loopholes!
Posted 5 months ago on Nov. 29, 2012, 4:45 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
If you missed last night's guerilla premiere of academy-award nominated director Josh Fox's new film "Occupy Sandy: A Human Response to the New Realities of Climate Change," you can watch it in its entirety above.
What Action can you take RIGHT NOW?
Join the Occupy Sandy efforts by visiting the website to plug in!
Together we can recover from Hurricane Exxon Mobil
Call Cuomo and tell him to BAN Drilling and Fracking for Natural Gas in NY State! NO MORE FOSSIL FUEL DEVELOPMENT!
(518) 474-8390 or mail:
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
tweet at him here: @NYGovCuomo
Call Bloomberg and urge him to protect public health by halting construction of the Spectra Pipeline! Tell him the not to allow the Rockaway Pipeline to be built! The People want to RebuildGreen.
Call NYCHA, show up to pressure board meeting at NYCHA HQ on Dec 5th, 10am, 250 broadway (interoccupy.net/blog/november-27th-first-post-sandy-housing-action-citywide-call-from-nycha-residents/)