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OWS Updates for the Week of March 12

Posted 12 years ago on March 14, 2012, 12:03 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt


This newsletter includes a partial listing of events related to the Occupy Movement in New York City. To receive these notifications via e-mail, and to find full meeting listings and group information, register online at www.nycga.net.

Occupy these Upcoming Events!

Wednesday, March 14, 11:00am-2:00pm
1%ers for Romney Rally Outside Fundraiser Luncheon for Romney
Outside Waldorf Astoria Hotel 301 Park Ave (at 50th St)

This will be a fun filled 1%ers for Romney rally with people dressed to the nines, ball gowns, suits, top hats and tiaras – and signs that echo Romney’s own words, “Corporations are People too!” as well as “Buy Your Own Politician. Romney’s Mine.” We’ll highlight the nightmare of corporate personhood and the selling of our democracy to the top bidder. http://www.nycga.net/events/event/mr1-action-against-mitt-romney-fundraiser

Thursday, March 15, 8:00pm-10:00pm
Occupy Horizontal Pedagogy Workshop
725 5th Ave at 56th St, Public Atrium

Join the Occupy University workshop on horizontal, facilitated, consensus-model learning. Open to all. Every Thursday. http://www.nycga.net/events/event/occupy-university-horizontal-pedagogy-workshop-2-2012-03-15

Saturday, March 17, 11:00-1pm
Parents for Occupy Wall Street - #M17 Call to Action: The Children´s Chalkupation
Liberty Plaza / Zuccotti

Thursday March 8th, around 11pm, 3 occupiers were arrested and detained for over 20 hours for the heinous acts of criminal trespass, trespass and graffiti. What specifically was their criminal activity? - 2 were arrested for drawing on the ground with sidewalk chalk, the 3rd for watching them! This latest example of the NYPD subjecting outrageous oppression on peaceful OWS protestors, and suppression of first amendment free speech in a 24 hour public park is disgusting, petty and a blatant waste of time and police resources. Immediately following the arrests @OWSTactical called for a 'Chalkupation' to show solidarity with the arrested. On Saturday March 17 at 11 am, Parents for Occupy Wall St. and their children call for all of New York's children and parents to join to take colored sticks of calcium carbonate in their hands and defiantly 'Chalkupy' Liberty Plaza for the right to play freely in public space! We plan to cover the park with vibrant chalks of 99% Super Heroes, OWS Kids Characters, and 1% Meanies. Facebook event

Saturday, March 17, 1:00pm Silent Procession
American Spring - Sowing the Seeds of Change
March from Liberty Square to Hunger Memorial

A Call to Action on our six month anniversary: Laying to rest hunger and greed, welcoming a new season, celebrating our resilience and determination. Join a silent procession to bury hunger, greed and grief, of ritual burial and re-birth. Speakers will address issues of food sustainability, housing, health care, and the economy. http://www.nycga.net/events/event/m17-march

Saturday, March 17, 2:00pm
Celebration and 24-hour Reoccupation
Liberty Square

As part of the American Spring, OWS Direct Action will make an effort to liberate space for 24 hours for the people and by the people. We will gather all afternoon at Liberty Square, and at 5pm march to the re-occupation. http://www.nycga.net/events/event/m17-24-hour-reoccupation

Saturday, March 17, 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Left Forum Panel - Occupy Your Work Place
1 Pace Plaza, 5th floor, room W503

Occupy Your Workplace is interested in exploring diverse ways to build workers’ power. This panel will explore larger questions regarding the contemporary working class and discuss various forms of worker organization that are promising. http://www.nycga.net/events/event/left-fourm-pannel

Sunday, March 18, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Teach-in with Paddy Quick & Barbara Bowen: How can we fight austerity?
Liberty Square

As part of an 8-week series studying May Day and the general strike, facilitated by Occupy University, Barbara Bowen & Paddy Quick will kick off a discussion on fighting austerity. http://www.nycga.net/events/event/studying-may-day-and-the-general-strike-guest-speakers-paddy-quick-barbara-bowen

Saturday March 24, 10:00am
Disrupt Dirty Power!
United Nations Plaza, 405 E. 42nd Street

Occupy Wall Street and allied organizations will kick off a global month of action leading up to Earth Day, April 22, to connect the dots between the 1% and the destruction of the planet. Mock corporate polluters will set up shop, and the 99% will take them on! http://www.nycga.net/events/event/disrupt-dirty-power

**Sunday, March 25, 11:00am-7:00pm
Occupy Town Square IV
Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn
Occupy Town Squares are daytime occupations held in parks and other public spaces around NYC. With info tables, teach-ins, and political discussions, each event seeks to recreate the spirit of occupation and reclaim our public commons. Come share your ideas and stories, learn about the movement, argue with us, debate with us, collaborate with us. https://www.facebook.com/events/182968688482467

Every Day in March, 11:30-2:00pm
Cultural Occupation Of Liberty Square (COOLS)
Liberty Square

OWS inspired the world by maintaining a presence in Liberty Square – creating a viral action that spread across the country and the globe. COOLS brings, food, discussion, education and fun to the park every day. Bring your appetite and light the fire in your belly that will ignite our actions going forward. Join us – we need each other. Do it now! Tweet using #ows and #CultureOcc and find a full schedule of special events, speakers and performances at http://www.cools.nycga.net

Call to Action: May Day 2012

If you’d like to be added to the announcement and/or discussion listserv or have any questions regarding meeting time, location, structure, please contact mayday@nycga.net.

Occupy Everything

Don’t know where to begin? Want help connecting to specific groups and projects? Join us at the next OWS Orientation on our six month anniversary, this Saturday March 17, at noon, in the Atrium at 60 Wall Street. Email Tascha at orientation@nycga.net. For more ideas check out Check out The Occupy Wall Street Project List and classifieds.occupy.net.

This week’s featured Occu-Project: Help plan the Occupy Town Square events, including the next one in Fort Greene Park. Occupy Town Square is looking for creative and hard working people to help with event promotion, scheduling, visual identity for spaces, and connecting to community groups throughout the five boroughs. To get involved, email occupytownq@gmail.com, join occupytownsquare@googlegroups.com, or attend the weekly meeting every Wednesday, 8pm, in the Atrium at 60 Wall Street.



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[-] 2 points by kjonesdp (7) from Brooklyn, NY 12 years ago

Glad to see an events schedule so well displayed here. Thanks for posting. I'd like to add one more thing. Monday 3/19 at 9am - Coutroom Jury 7 at 346 Broadway starts hearing multiple OWS arrest cases. Come show your support - Occupy the Court!



[-] 1 points by protestman (4) 12 years ago

protest in Washington DC and don't get involved with racial propaganda

[-] 1 points by protestman (4) 12 years ago

protest in Washington DC and don't get involved with racial propaganda

[-] 1 points by protestman (4) 12 years ago

Protests should be conducted in Washington, DC, not include wackos who shoot people of the opposite race. Trayvon Martin has to go thru the courts, Shawn Tyson killed two English tourists

[-] 1 points by littlebiggygirl (26) from Hesperia, CA 12 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 proudofOKC (361) 12 years ago

I followed that link but it wouldn't let me read anything about it without signing up first.


[-] 0 points by neizuc (52) 12 years ago

So you are going to cover a public park with chalk - which will be cleaned up by the 1% of course.

Then you are going to march to a hunger memorial after the local community board explicitly asked you not to do so on that day.

Finally you are going to have a 24 hour occupation overnight on a weekend night when the 1% are somewhere else.

All of your plans tax public externalities and disregard the local community in Lower Manhattan.

[-] 1 points by pewestlake (947) from Brooklyn, NY 12 years ago

"...which will be cleaned up by the 1% of course."

Yes, I can see it now, Lloyd Blankfein on all fours scrubbing the sidewalk like a heroic John Galt look-alike in tights and a cape, with one, solitary tear, slowly trembling down his long cheek, his heart aching for the illusion that used to be. The poor, poor rich. It must be so hard.

[-] 0 points by neizuc (52) 12 years ago

I was obviously being sarcastic.

My point is why respond to the police by essentially creating a mess that the sanitation crew will have to clean up?

[-] 0 points by pewestlake (947) from Brooklyn, NY 12 years ago

"I was obviously being sarcastic."

mm hmm

[-] 0 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 12 years ago

Chalk was EXTREMELY effective as an informational tool in urban areas during the Scientology protests. People on the street got an unobtrusive message that the building they were walking past housed a cult, and there would always be some hilarity as cult members scrambled to wash the sidewalks. Do this in front of some bank branches (on public sidewalks) and see what happens :)

[-] 0 points by pewestlake (947) from Brooklyn, NY 12 years ago

I think it's a fantastic, non-invasive, non-violent form of both protest and solid communication. And people who think of it as defacing property must never have heard of rain.

[-] 1 points by neizuc (52) 12 years ago

No one is saying its defacing property - I am just trying to point out that you are basically creating a giant clean up job for a bunch of custodial workers.

The second this is over Brookfield will send a bunch of people out to clean and that will be your immediate result - creating an irritating task for a bunch of people who are no where near the 1%. You obviously care so much about every day workers that you are going to create a massive cleanup job for them. Way to change the world.

[-] 1 points by pewestlake (947) from Brooklyn, NY 12 years ago

They get paid by the hour. It's classic liberal make-work, you fool. If you're going to be a troll, at least put some effort into it. Good grief, do I have to do your trolling for you now, too?


[-] 1 points by neizuc (52) 12 years ago

Classic liberal make work - wow you are so smart!

Its nice to have a cleaning staff for your "protest" - have fun telling everyone who is there how totally amazing, transformative, and world changing you all are. I guess the world you are trying to create is one where you can do whatever you want and have someone else mop it up later - sounds pretty 1% to me...

[-] 1 points by pewestlake (947) from Brooklyn, NY 12 years ago

You're just jealous that I can think of better conservative talking points than you can. Have a nice night. ;-)

[-] 0 points by neizuc (52) 12 years ago

I assure you I am not jealous of someone who thinks that covering a public space with chalk and then patting myself on the back and eating free pizza while someone mops after me accomplishes anything.

Its actually possible both to be on the left and think that OWS has become a mess.

[-] 1 points by pewestlake (947) from Brooklyn, NY 12 years ago

I think you're making a mountain out of a molehill. Before getting up on your soapbox, did you even bother to check and see if there was a plan for cleanup? Do you know if this has happened before and if it was cleaned up by the organizers or the property owners or the sanitation department? Do you have any background or relevant information about this exercise at all? No, you just made assumptions and decided to be angry and slather your unthinking anger on the OWS forum. I don't know the particulars but I'm going to be there with a video camera and I'll be learning first hand how this thing works. You'll stay at home and shout into the ether because it's easier for you to sound cool via electrons than in person. I'm not impressed by either your misplaced sense of morality or your unthinking tirade against things you don't know much about.

[-] 1 points by neizuc (52) 12 years ago

You know very little about what I know - so you are making assumptions about what assumptions I am making. Have fun.

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