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March 18 #SolidaritySunday! – Support Those Arrested in NYC, LA & Midwest Occupies

Posted 8 years ago on March 18, 2012, 5:38 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

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original call-out via Interoccupy

It’s time for another Solidarity Sunday.

100 people were arrested in Zuccotti Park last night.

4 were arrested at Occupy LA on felony charges during an action yesterday. Occupy LA also reports that one occupier has a broken arm and another has a medical condition, so they need bail money: https://www.wepay.com/x2nn1cm/donations/192938

14 arrests were made at Occupy The Midwest.

Use #Solidaitysunday and express your support by organizing a march or vigil tonight at a local police station to express your discontent with this police oppression.

Have a Solidarity Acion? Email it to info@interoccupy.org and we will post it on our site.

Thank you for all you do!

Solidarity Actions

Boston, MA: Planning meeting – Bandstand, Boston Common, 6PM EST.
Chicago, IL: Lasalle and Jackson, 8pm CST.
New York, NY: OWS NYC is calling for a convergence at 8pm EST tonight at the red cube across from Liberty Plaza to support those arrested last night, and march against NYPD’s brutal attack on our peaceful assembly.
Oakland, CA: Occupy Oakland Rally and March at 5 PM PST tonight in solidarity. Meet at 19th and Telegraph Aves.
Portland, OR: some calls for solidarity march after GA
UC-Davis: direct action at 5pm PT. check @OccupyDavis on Twitter.
San Diego, CA: There's been a call for a march tonight in solidarity with #OWS. Meet at 6 at Freedom Plaza.
Phoenix, AZ: 8pm Tempe Mill and 3rd S

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Occupy Boston demonstrators set up tents at Boston Commons to show support for last nights violent arrests in NYC

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Occupy Oakland protests at OPD. via Occupied Oakland Tribune



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[-] 4 points by antiglobb (47) 8 years ago

Don't lose your heart. The bloggers all over the world talk about your rallies and admire you. Don't give up your ideas. If the police put you in prison, it means that they are afraid of your success. I'll write a post about your organization a week before the first of May: the day of the final victory of the 99% against the 1%.



[-] 4 points by AliciaSilver (3) 8 years ago

Is any legal action going to be instituted with regard to the brutality of last night's police raid(s)? Is there any on-gong legal action relative to previous police/governmental illegalities and what is the status of such action?



[-] 3 points by USArevolution12 (5) 8 years ago

I was not arrested at the Los Angeles event, but I was shoved violently by one of the officers. Thank you for the solidarity.





[-] 2 points by neizuc (52) 8 years ago

This will be my last post ever on this forum - I urge others, especially those not here, to read it.

Your movement is lost. As a resident of Lower Man who initially supported OWS I have seen where it is going. You plan large rallies on weekends since none of you care enough to come out during the week when the people you protest against ARE ACTUALLY HERE.

Its OUR park too. You tax the local community and think it means something big - it doesn't. There has been ample legislation passed in DC you could have rallied to stop and did absolutely nothing about. Instead you have turned this into a movement about your right to seize spaces from local communities indefinitely. Your logic is like eminent domain - we have a good cause so we can take your park.

You are not a democratic movement nor are you in any way representative of 99% of this country. You are a minority taking public resources from a much larger community, you are more like your corporate enemies than you think. The actual local community that supported you early on - is now wise to this.

[-] 4 points by Tovah (3) 8 years ago

The movement has done a lot of good. It brought a major change into the conversation in Washington DC and all around the country. Before Occupy most politicians, even democrats, spoke of "balancing the budget." It was all we heard about, especially on mainstream media. Since Occupy, the conversation has morphed into the 99% vs the 1%. While the camps were there, the media awareness of many people were rising. After the camps were evicted, a lot of this conversation faded but it's still there for many people. The Occupy movement NEEDS to be seen and heard for people to remember what the 1% and our politicians are doing to them. While many may disagree, the next necessary step, IMHO, is to form a political party and start entering candidates into every local, state, and federal election possible. The movement has had to learn some very painful lessons, but in no way is it lost.

[-] 0 points by neizuc (52) 8 years ago

Occupy did not "change the conversation" even if Michael Moore and Matt Damon say so - the far braver and more well organized people in Wisconsin did. Unlike Occupy they actually got something done besides pissing sympathetic people off. Occupy jumped on a moving bandwagon and is trying desperately to drive that bandwagon into a ditch. I don't recall anyone in the civil rights movement dumping feces so a poor janitor can mop it up.

Democracy is not at most a few hundred people meeting in a park and deciding how that park is going to be used on behalf of the tens of thousands of people in that neighborhood. Nor is it 40 people declaring a general strike.

A small group telling other people what to do and how to think and feel is not democratic - its elitist. I'll support OWS when it stops acting like its purported enemies.

[-] 4 points by cJessgo (729) from Port Jervis, PA 8 years ago

Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

[-] 3 points by DerekStevens (8) 8 years ago

The fight continues in the great American south west then.


[-] 1 points by JohnWa (513) 8 years ago

You sound disappointed.

What direction do you think protest can take presuming you are not happy with the crushing inequity destroying our society.

[-] 1 points by neizuc (52) 8 years ago

I am disappointed - and I am not the only one. I just felt it sooner because I have seen OWS daily.

If I was serious about stoping inequality I would do something other than complain about a park for 6 months.

As a starter when a piece of legislation that effects the core issue is debated I'd put the full weight behind protesting it instead of trying to, say, occupy Duarte Square.

[-] 2 points by JohnWa (513) 8 years ago

I do appreciate your direction.

Coordination beyond a lone voice is more difficult and lets hope the Occupy movement being so widespread gives more impetus and following of direct actions such as your suggestion.

I have taken part in legal process stopping some local injustice and destruction of environment by town planners and after 4 years of persistence and many hundreds of hours of research and strategizing, tied up a court decision protecting the area and wildlife effectively. It is not easy to be effective against big money as well as corruption in its many forms.

Public opinion is a big driver to any issue.

Occupy provides a voice to awaken the many who have lost hope.

[-] 0 points by neizuc (52) 8 years ago

It provides a voice and it can be a good voice. However - in my local community OWS has alienated its neighbors through disorganization and unnecessary disrespect. They are caught up in a game with the police and media and don't seem to care that there are actual 99% people and children in the areas where they, say, dump buckets of feces. Its to the point where any protests they organize in NYC (and I don't mean those with good causes like Trayvon Martin which would have happened with or without OWS) I cannot attend - they have been hijacked.

[-] 1 points by JohnWa (513) 8 years ago

Yes there are a lot of things that are not right.

Youthful and other misdirected enthusiasm reacting to antagonism towards protest is one of the element no doubt.

The bigger picture is easily masked by hostility from protesters and local folk and that is a bit counter productive. Not all of the lower socio economic class are at ease with protest for a variety of reasons including fear and living in desperation of making ends meet, including having food and shelter.

The police action will deter many but make others more determined. The big message is to those watching around the county and the world.

Is there another way . Options are fairly limited and the situation is desperate.

I have no doubt hijacking will be done by various causes and disorganisation will be fostered by the 1% where they are able to.

One thing that is clear. Occupy has hit world news big time and criticism of corrupt politics and criminal hollowing out of the system by a cartel of foreign bankers and their kin running the show here is systemic, continues to agregate wealth at the expense of the rest with open hostility to the poor they have created in their wake of destruction.

Protest and disruption of their activity is just a beginning but an education of hope for a mass of people.

[-] 2 points by USArevolution12 (5) 8 years ago

Is anything being planned in LA?

[-] 2 points by JohnWa (513) 8 years ago

It may not be long before you are chipped when arrested. You won't even know about it.



The same old corrupt 1% puppets [ our politicians ] extending the power of their masters, bankers, corporate dynasties mostly with dual citizenship. The blood sucking parasytes who will kill the hosts whenever objection is detected.

Still most US citizens refuse to believe they are ruled by a bunch of crooks who control 96+% of media, employ devious PR firms to shape public acceptance using subconscious appeal of various myths propagated but all this fades into insignificance when you look hard at the destruction of the biosphere as the 1% plunder everything to try and insulate themselves from the disaster ahead.

Climate runaway is starting and won't stop for thousands of years. Ignore the crap you are fed through the media and look at the implications and science behind the release of methane hydrates now occurring at an accelerating rate in the Artic sea. This stuff is far more dangerous than CO2 and its release at an increasing rate speeding up the warming and creating more release in a cycle of acceleration of temperature rise.

When the Northern Tundra melt accelerates then its over as man cannot stop it. Meanwhile the oil and coal is burnt pushing us over the edge.

We are sold convenience and dependence on these toxic fuels so the 1% psychopaths engorge themselves at the cost of our kids , grandkids worldwide.

Mankind in its present communities will not survive the continuing temperature rise completely out of any human control for thousands of years caused by big oil and coal. The greed of the 1% is beyond being out of control. No measure to stop them is enough.

OCCUPY is really the last chance as time has almost run out.


[-] 2 points by Bighead1883 (285) 8 years ago

One would honestly think that more people would have got it by now,good post JohnWa.

[-] 2 points by OLAResources (1) 8 years ago

Please donate to Occupy LA's Legal Defense Fund to help us bail out our comrades! https://www.wepay.com/x2nn1cm/donations/192938





[-] 1 points by protestman (4) 8 years ago

Stop wasting tax money and protest in Washington, DC where it will do most good, if you want change. Keep racial problem of white shooting blacks out of it. Same todo should be given to blacks shooting innocent whites!

[-] 1 points by littlebiggygirl (26) from Hesperia, CA 8 years ago

the most effective form of protest is to limit the amount of money you give the government. this tax season we can all play a decisive role in the occupy movement. Occupy the IRS ! www.taxkilla.com

[-] 1 points by RayLansing (99) 8 years ago

Arrests at this point only serves to fan the flames.

[-] 1 points by Bighead1883 (285) 8 years ago

By the videos I`ve seen,it looks like some of the police are coked out.The way they are pushing up the aggression it wont be long before they actually kill someone.This protest will grow and grow and so will police violence.Meanwhile in the offices of Corporate Media the reporters are too afraid of losing their jobs to report the truth.Being arrested is part of any protest movement,I speak from experience.Keep up the good work.Support for OWS is alive and well in Australia and so is the condemnation of police brutality.

[-] 1 points by Enemaron (1) 8 years ago

I run this site http://enemaron.wordpress.com

Trying to support this movement and am trying to expose Large Corporate corruption and unethical behavior..

Hopefully I get it going I have sources so I can really deliver the content I promises. There are quite a few in these high level positions that are willing to share what is happening that we don't know about and when they testify they get attacked for years. It would do good if I enemaron can help the ethical whistleblowers as I want to by outranking the Right Wing Pro sponsored sites so these whistleblowers can get back to work trying to change the Corporations.

[-] 1 points by littlebiggygirl (26) from Hesperia, CA 8 years ago

the most effective form of protest is to limit the amount of money you give the government. this tax season we can all play a decisive role in the occupy movement. Occupy the IRS ! www.taxkilla.com

[-] 1 points by Bighead1883 (285) 8 years ago

A better way is to not give the corporations any money.Stop purchasing anything from them.

[-] 1 points by bigbangbilly (594) 8 years ago

Next time have backup protesters somewhere.

[-] 0 points by Odin (583) 8 years ago

It's better that I have my head bashed against a glass door by the NYPD.......than to have it done to my kids or grandkids.