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OWS Updates for the Week of May 23

Posted 9 years ago on May 23, 2012, 9:53 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

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Occupiers from across the country gathering at Boeing in Chicago as part of the counter-NATO week of actions

Last weekend, scores of occupiers took buses from New York to Chicago to join thousands of people from the social justice movement, peace advocates, occupiers, students, and labor to face the forces of the self-appointed world police: NATO. The demonstrators protested the culture of militarism, war, and oppression pursued by NATO, by creatively bringing their messages to the streets. Once again peaceful demonstrators were pushed back violently and then blamed for the violence. The only suitable answer for those who try to silence us is to speak even louder, take more streets, occupy more public space, and continue to inspire the 99% to create democratic change

Occupy these Upcoming Events

Every Wednesday, 4pm
The People’s Gong

This Wednesday, and every Wednesday thereafter, we call on all people to join Occupy Wall Street in ringing the People's Gong. We first meet at the steps of Federal Hall, mic check, and afterwards we return to Liberty Plaza to debrief and work on projects across OWS. We invite all working groups to re-occupy Liberty Park with us and join the report-back circle at 7:30pm.

Wednesday May 23, 6pm
Winning at Work: Labor Law for the 99%
Communication Workers of America, 6 Harrison Street

“If it’s effective, it’s illegal”. This is common wisdom for anyone trying to organize in workplaces today. The OWS Labor Alliance presents a workshop with Daniel Gross and Sonia Lin about how to challenge the hurdles facing workplace organizing.

Wednesday May 23, 8:30pm
Occupy: Chicago was a TRIP
The Yippie Cafe, 9 Bleeker Street

We've all heard it: Chicago was freaking CRAZY. So if you were there, come out to Occupational Hazards: we'll have free food for Chicago Occupiers (and anyone else) and a soapbox to tell your story. This event features Sumumba of OccuEvolve, here to discuss how Occupy can reach the next level, and a musical guest.

Thursday, May 24, 8am
Goldman Sachs 2012 Shareholders Meeting
Goldman Sachs, 30 Hudson St, Jersey City

This year most financial groups are holding their shareholders meeting outside of NYC - away from Wall St. and OWS. Citigroup is having theirs in Dallas. Goldman Sachs is holding theirs conveniently across the river in Jersey City. Field trip anyone?

Thursday, May 24, 630pm
National Occupy Networking This Summer - A Town Hall Meeting
The Brooklyn Commons - 388 Atlantic Ave.

Seven months ago to the day, the Occupy movement spoke to each other for the first time on the first ever InterOccupy conference call. Join us this Thursday to celebrate how far we have come, and discuss how we can build together through the summer and into year two! Learn about what is happening and how you can plug in!

Saturday May 26, 12pm
Summer Disobedience School
Bryant Park, 42nd Street and 6th Avenue

The OWS Direct Action Group is launching Summer Disobedience School. We’ve completed Spring Training – and we’re moving and communicating in the streets like never before. Join us!

Saturday May 26, 1pm
Critical Walking Tours
The Gandhi statue in the southwest corner of Union Square

Engage the city, your body, and others, by putting yourself in motion on a set of 6 summer discussion-walks to engage the political, ecological, and your embodied urban environment – New York City. Each walk will start at different point in the city with a short inspirational text and space from which to launch our journey and discussion.

Sunday, May 27, 2pm
OccuPicnic at Astoria Park
Astoria Park, 23rd avenue and 19th street, Astoria, Queens

Occupy Astoria Long Island City would like to invite everyone to an Occupy Picnic! We'd like to celebrate the Occupy movement, catch up with all our friends throughout the five boroughs and make new friends.

Tuesday, May 29, 630pm
OWS Summer Reboot
33 West 14th Street

In the Community Dialogues there was a break-out group around GA, Spokes, and structure. These points came up consistently: intentionality, inclusivity, community, communication, coordination, access, transparency. Now, we must ask ourselves what a structure looks like that meets these needs. Come to the Summer Reboot! Create the OWS you always imagined!
(re-scheduled from Wednesday, May 23)

This week’s featured Occu-Project


Indig-Nación is the first Spanish language newspaper of OWS, and we aim to be an instrument that mobilizes and builds bridges between Latino occupiers, grassroots organizations and those yet to enter the conversation. Although a wide spectrum of Latinos have participated within the Occupy movements, the media discussion in Spanish regarding Occupy is underwhelming at best. We believe it’s essential for diverse voices in Spanish to intervene in the public conversation by sharing their personal stories and connecting Latin American history and experiences of struggle to our current situation.

Learn More

Daily #OccupyUnionSq Info Table, 9am - 9pm

Every day Occupy Union Square has an info table open and staffed, acting as a hub to promote the constant flurry of events and meetings occurring in the park and across OWS. Click here to find out how you can help out with immediate needs of the Union Square occupiers to keep it running and growing. Help is particularly requested for providing content on the new website: http://occupyunionsquare.wordpress.com.

For Text Message alerts on your cellphone about daily events, actions, and important information, sign up for the ComHub SMS blasts by texting @owscom to 23559.

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Times Square, May 12 2012



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[-] 1 points by sufinaga (513) 9 years ago

know your enemy! we live under a tyranny. that tyranny is the british empire. we OWS face the redcoats again! they are the police and their corporate entities. the christian soldiers invaded this land, stole the land and imposed its tyranny. police viokence is their historical MO. police violence will escalate until they destroy us!!! we must understand this! there is no democracy, no justice, no humanity. do you understand? it is no use criticising the institutions it is this EVIL STATE THIS EVIL EMPIRE look at history and empathise with the native americans, the aborigines, the poor of europe. the afghanis are fighting this tyranny. 911 INSIDE JOB so do not hate muslims they are victims of their BS religion as we are of christianity. look at the police attending church. look at the racists praying to dead jesus. ALL BS. christians are among us following their CORPORATE BELIEFS. those who believe in jesus, the queen, the wars on drugs and muslims are our enemy. thoss who support the police and the army are our mortal enemies. it is either us or them. the crucified jew is a RACIST ABOMINATION. fishers of men are predators of men. all nationalism is BS. watch PARADISE OR OBLIVION. we are one humanity so let us show humanity in all our actions. humanity is good. we are the way the truth and the life!

[-] 1 points by bettydonnelly (115) 9 years ago

I am an Evangelical Atheist but I believe Religion and Sex should be between a person and their conscience ONLY. I am strongly against anything that distracts from Occupy's message .

[-] 0 points by sufinaga (513) 9 years ago

christianity is the CORPORATE RELIGION designed to bully us into submission to the tyranny. it is the corporate christian group think to support the war on drugs and the war on terror. putting an image of a man nailed to a cross into children's minds is CHILD ABUSE. we must protect our children! telling children their mothers and fathers are sinners is GROOMING. we must protect our families! telling children "jesus died for your sins" is MENTAL ABUSE. we must educate our children to think for themselves! christians say that man is bad. OWS know that humanity is good. life is good. christianity is a human sacrifice scapegoat religion. WE MUST PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY FROM THESE CRUCIFIXION MERCHANT MONEY SHARKS. my conscience forbids me to remain silent when this christian BS is tolerated by dumbasses who cannot see their evil intent!



[-] 0 points by Bighead1883 (285) 9 years ago

The fiscal and military mismanagement of the world by vested interest has awakened people globally,who,incidentally know that a far better model has to be created.The status quo however will fight tooth and nail to keep kleptocracy as a valid existence without regard for people or planet.So state sponsored violence will grow until finally the main stream media will no longer be able to avoid reporting the truth,just like in the anti-Vietnam war era.