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#A9 Call for Global Day of Action: Chalkupy the World!

Posted 2 years ago on July 30, 2012, 2:14 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

"When freedom is outlawed, only outlaws will be free!"

via Occupy Los Angeles:

On July 12th, participants in OccupyLA met to raise awareness for unlawful arrests of activists that had been targeting a lobby group with a stranglehold on power over local and state politics. The activists handed out chalk and shared the story of unlawful arrests and police repression. The LAPD responded by amassing in riot gear and issuing a tactical alert effectively shutting down the Downtown LA art walk and trapping many patrons inside of local businesses as a response to chalk art being drawn on the sidewalk. The mainstream media misrepresented the sequence of events, blaming occupiers for the near riot in Downtown LA even though the police were responsible for escalation.

The public, frustrated by the absurdity of police violence over 'sidewalk chalk', filled the streets demanding that the police cease their intimidation over what many consider a fundamental right to free speech and assembly. The law enforcement arm of the state saw fit to intervene violently in a peaceful expression of free speech and 'do it yourself' art, on behalf of the private interests that control the downtown space. They shot the crowd with the near lethal force of rubber bullets and foam grenades inciting fear and panic so that their violent intervention appears justified. In light of recent police murders in Anaheim, it is important we show that crowd control tactics taken against any who dare protest are not acceptable uses of force by any police state. More than that, these acts of terror by the police state will not deter us from assembling and seeking justice for our communities.

The political and financial elite cannot bear to see us assemble, cannot bear for us to share ideas and strategies or grow our vision and movement into revolution. We know that this is not about chalk. It is about whose interests are affected by our message, whose interests are protected when so-called public servants protect lifeless sidewalks from the messages of a frustrated populace. It is about censorship, political freedom and the merger of corporation and state working to silence the voice of the people. It is about the extrajudicial authority of the national security apparatus for the mere purpose of intimidating the masses into silence.

On August 9th, Occupy Los Angeles calls for you to fill your squares and take your streets and sidewalks with chalk. Call to all people everywhere to show that dissent is as simple as writing your grievances on the sidewalk, as accessible as hopscotch in the streets- reclaiming public space and engaging in public dialogue and expression. Join us (if you're close enough) for a day of solidarity and fun to celebrate the human spirit and chalk for our collective liberation. Together we will remake the art of public life in our alley ways, on the doorsteps of banks whose only allegiance is to profit, and in the streets built by our labor.

In solidarity, regardless of all nations and borders, we will engage in willful public expression against political repression.

SUBMIT CHALK PHOTOS HERE: http://chalkitout.tumblr.com/

ola anaheim!

NOTE: Be aware that your actions make evoke a police response and it is important all participants are familiar with local private and public property laws so that they can assess their own level of risk and make informed decisions.

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[-] 4 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

We should be allowed to express ourselves peacefully without fear that riot police will bludgeon us, pepper spray us, or arrest us.

To somehow change the police response to our actions would go a long way to expand the movement.

I am willing in NYC

Peace & Solidarity

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (25038) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

tweeted.

[+] -5 points by vvv0729 (-189) 2 years ago

Tweeted to who? 112 virtual personae that may not even exist IRL?

https://twitter.com/dkatoday

[-] 3 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

Power to the people! Right on!

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (25038) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Be Heart Smart. Go Off on a Shill/Troll/Quisling. It is a great stress reliever and it's fun.

Besides vvvRustyButtheadBrucie loves the attention. He is masochistic that way - loves abuse and negative attention.

[+] -4 points by vvv0729 (-189) 2 years ago

Speaking of 'heart smart', eating a bowl of Cheerios is no more 'Heart Healthy' than eating a bowl of dirt:

http://veritasvirtualvengeance.com/2011/12/30/eating-cheerios-wont-make-you-healthier-just-general-mills-wealthier/

[-] 3 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

Have you tried it?. Or do you just believe the propaganda you find on the interwebs.

Y'know ya can't believe everything you read. Try eating the dirt and get back to us.

[-] -2 points by vvv0729 (-189) 2 years ago
[-] 3 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

Blah Blah Blah.

"It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver." NM

Moo Ha Ha HA

[-] -3 points by vvv0729 (-189) 2 years ago

NDAA 2012 Codified Indefinite Detention. Now NDAA 2013 Legalizes Domestic Propaganda:

http://veritasvirtualvengeance.com/2012/05/31/ndaa-2012-codified-indefinite-detention-now-ndaa-2013-legalizes-domestic-propaganda/

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

Bush conservative policy.

End the republican created atmospher of fear mongering endless war on terror that allows for Patriot act, ndaa, and drone attacks.

Its the only way.

"Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions." NM

[-] 3 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

None of it would possible without the constant war footing repubs created when they exploited the 9/11 attacks.

End the republican created atmospher of fear mongering endless war on terror that allows for Patriot act, ndaa, and drone attacks.

Its the only way.

[-] -2 points by vvv0729 (-189) 2 years ago

What happened under Bush began under Clinton...

Freedom to Fascism Redux: A Timeline of Recent U.S. History:

http://open.salon.com/blog/watchingfrogsboil/2012/01/13/freedom_to_fascism_redux_a_timeline_of_recent_us_history

[-] 3 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

bushs neocons did it.

Republicans ARE the problem when it comes to fear/war mongering.

Elect progressives.

[-] 1 points by marvelpym (-184) 2 years ago

progressives like Obama?

[-] 3 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

thas right boss! Progressives like My Man! Bad Ass. Pres Obama.

LMFAO.

Vote out fear mongering republicans

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

It's inevitable. resistance is futile. The anarchists were consensed out at the the national meeting in Philly.

The movement will evolve regardless of the revered founders. But they will always have a special place in our hearts.

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

No new cases of indefinite detention under Pres Obama only your boy Bushs left overs.

President Obama has ended it's use with his executive signing order. He has allowed the ndaa to be struck down by dem appointed judge in brooklyn. He put up no case against the plaintiffs, has not appealed.

Nothing will change until we the people end the republican atmosphere of fear mongering, endless war on terror.

It's up to us.

[-] 0 points by marvelpym (-184) 2 years ago

Yup no new indefinite detention. Obama just plays with the baseball cards and decides to kills them. While (and this is the really scary part) the top aide to his re-election campaign watches.

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

Don't be afraid. He hasn't submitted to the massive pressure from the war mongering repubs who have been relentless in their efforts to get him to invade Iran.

A few bombs her, A few there. In place of the bush massive invasion/million dead war strategy.

So don't be afraid. It will be over soon. We just gotta end the republican created atmospher of fear mongering endless war on terror that allows for Patriot act, ndaa, and drone attacks.

Its the only way.

[-] -1 points by vvv0729 (-189) 2 years ago

"Republican" atmosphere my ass. The Democrats are no better.

"WMDs in Iraq: Oh My!" ... "ICBMs in Iran: Oh No!"

http://open.salon.com/blog/watchingfrogsboil/2012/03/14/wmds_in_iraq_oh_my_icbms_in_iran_oh_no

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

Republicans created this mess. They exploited the 9/11 attacks to get all of their agenda passed. They have been the fear mongerers. Not the dems.

Repubs continue to attempt to scare the American people and pressure for more invasions (Iran) Dems don't even use the word terrorist. And have resisted the pressure to invade.

truth dude.

Republicans ARE the problem. Vote out fear mongering republicans

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

You are clearly partisan anti dem. Constantly attack Pres Obama. You never attack repubs. Always give repubs a pass and cover. frequently you falsely equate dem actions with repub actions when no comparison exists.

Republicans ARE the problem. Vote out fear mongering republicans

[-] -1 points by LetsGetReal (1420) from Grants, NM 2 years ago

You are lying. You know that the government filed both a motion to reconsider and now an appeal.

https://www.stopndaa.org/docReconsiderationMotion

http://veritasvirtualvengeance.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/christopher-hedges-v-barack-obama-ndaa-2012.pdf

A signing statement has no effect . A veto would have prevented the law. The president did not do that and he is aggressively challenging the decision which struck down the law as unconstitutional.

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

I disagree. Pres Obama put up no fight, and no appeal is happening. Sorry.

In any event. President Obama hasn't detained anyone. Bush did. Thats the difference. And Pres Obama has moved some of Bushs detainees to have a trial, and would have done more if your repubs didn't obstruct.

Republicans ARE the problem. Vote out fear mongering republicans

[-] -1 points by LetsGetReal (1420) from Grants, NM 2 years ago

The link to the NDAA appeal is right there. It is happening and you are lying.

http://veritasvirtualvengeance.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/christopher-hedges-v-barack-obama-ndaa-2012.pdf

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

We have been warned about the links to VVV. are you one of brucies acolytes.

Do you have any other news source. I'll look around. Of course as I just told your puppet master brucie, Bush did detain. Pres Obama has not. That is the fact. This is why Pres Obama drone bombs everyone. You can't indefinitely detain a dead man right?

Get it.?

[-] -1 points by vvv0729 (-189) 2 years ago

More lies from VQkag2:

http://occupywallst.org/article/a9-call-global-day-action-chalkupy-world/#comment-792964

What fool would be afraid to click a WordPress.com link? VVV's links are all safe anyway. The site would be shut down if they weren't.

[-] -2 points by vvv0729 (-189) 2 years ago

Again, assclown, you cannot prove that Obama hasn't detained anyone. And the point is not if he has but that he can! Obama is just as much to blame here as his fellow fascist puppet Dubya is:

http://open.salon.com/blog/watchingfrogsboil/2012/07/25/ndaa_2012_odrona_demands_dismissal_of_sec_1021_injunction

[-] 3 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

name calling = weak arguments. Bush detained. Pres Obama has not. period end of story.

You wanna change the NDAA get your repubs (who created it) not to add it to the military bill.

Nothing will change until we end the republican created atmospher of fear mongering endless war on terror that allows for Patriot act, ndaa, and drone attacks.

Its the only way.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

No the point is that we know Bush DID!. We also know that Pres Obama has created an executive order not to and doesn't detain anyone.

I mean isn't that why he drone bombs everyone? Can't indefinitely detain a dead man can you?

[-] -2 points by vvv0729 (-189) 2 years ago

More lies from VQkag2:

http://occupywallst.org/article/a9-call-global-day-action-chalkupy-world/#comment-792961

Odrona issued no such Executive Order. He issued a Signing Statement with NDAA 2012 which means nothing for two reasons:

(1) It only addressed indefinite detention by MILITARY authorities, leaving all the civilian securities TLAs free reign to scoop us up and ship us off.

(2) Signing statements are political documents that carry no force of law anyway!

[-] -1 points by vvv0729 (-189) 2 years ago

You have never posted anything that was factually reliable, VQkag2, and you have no reliable way of proving to anyone with intelligence and objectivity that there have been "no new cases of indefinite detention under Pres Obama".

No one who opposes drone stikes can support Barack Obama:

http://open.salon.com/blog/watchingfrogsboil/2012/06/04/amerika_neither_land_of_the_free_nor_home_of_the_brave

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

Well we know of Bushs! Why wouldn't we know of Pres Obamas? Besides isn't that why he drone bombs everyone? Can't indefinitely detain a dead man can we?. LMFAO!

[-] -2 points by vvv0729 (-189) 2 years ago

We think we know of SOME of Bush's...

SAIC Banks Billions from Top Secret America, Millions to Put DHS in an Asylum:

http://veritasvirtualvengeance.com/2012/02/26/saic-banks-billions-from-top-secret-america-millions-to-put-dhs-in-an-asylum/

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

Whatever. We know of no people Pres Obamas has detained. I suppose you would attribute some to him even though you have no evidence,but that is because you are a partisan antidem republican right?

[-] 0 points by LetsGetReal (1420) from Grants, NM 2 years ago

The basic problem with indefinite detention is that no one knows who has been detained or why and the detainees have no right to know what the evidence against them is let alone respond to it to prove their innocence.

[-] 1 points by nobnot (529) from Kapaa, HI 2 years ago

Can I bring playdo instead of chalk?

[-] 1 points by sufinaga (513) 2 years ago

remember and realise that that those who said it was not about police violence are now proved to be agents for the police. the elite have always known they must physically destroy us! the have trained the police to believe in that as their mission statement. there is no transparent or accountable control over the police actions. but their psychopathic violence has an EVIL INTENT to destroy us. or are you one of the corporate stooges among us bowing down in fear!?

[-] 0 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 2 years ago

The police have shown their true character - anti the ideals of the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, of America itself. They are anti America.

Not only that, they are against their own children's and grandchildren's futures.

Pretending they (or majority of officers) can be brought to our side is like a abused wife believing her husband is just about to change.

[-] 1 points by sufinaga (513) 2 years ago

like a beaten dog returning for the stick!

[-] 2 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 2 years ago

Exactly.

[-] 1 points by LetsGetReal (1420) from Grants, NM 2 years ago

Goverment's appeal in Hedges v. Obama Case 1:12-cv-00331-KBF Document 52 United States District Court Southern District of New York

VQkag claims to be afraid to click a wordpress link so here's another.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/ECF-Copy-of-Permanent-Injunction-Brief.pdf

If you don't like that one, just google the case name and number for document 52 and you'll get your choice of sites. I wish I could link directly to the court but only people with PACER accounts would be able to view it there.

https://pacer.login.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl?appurl=https://pcl.uscourts.gov/search

[-] 1 points by PetadeAztlan (113) from Sacramento, CA 2 years ago

This is a good form for civil disobedience. I wish OWS would of gotten involved in the Presidential Elections, just to offer the masses an alternative to the two-party monopoly candidates.

We must look at the merits of democratic socialism as an alternative for the existing corporate capitalist economic system.

Venceremos Unidos! We Will Win United! Peter S. López AKA @Peta_de_Aztlan ~ Sacramento, California, Aztlan
Help Portal ~ http://help-matrix.ning.com/ ~ c/s

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (25038) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Creative Communication - I LOVE IT !!! {:-D

Keep-on Keeping-on.

[-] -1 points by ediblescape (235) 2 years ago

Do not fight with police. Our targets are political and financial elite, so we must convince policemen stand with us.

[-] 0 points by shanseuse (0) 2 years ago

No, we don't engage in violence against anybody. But police violence has become a huge issue since police so often use violence against Occupiers.

[-] -1 points by alterorabolish1 (569) 2 years ago

Completely agree. Policemen should be invited and welcome to join us.

Planned protests should have policemen as part of the protest, helping us identify planted violence and destruction types.

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