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This Weekend: #OccupyCPAC in DC, Occupy Town Squares in NYC, Resist Repression in SF

Posted 9 years ago on Feb. 10, 2012, 10:24 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

Today (Feb. 10th, 2012) in Washington, DC: Occupy CPAC!
12noon and 5pm at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2600 Woodley Rd. at Connecticut Ave. N.W - metro: Woodley Park


All this weekend, the right-wing Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is happening in Washington, DC. The event - deemed the "summit of the 1%" - features a range of powerful conservative groups and politicians like Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Scott Walker, and more. The one thing they share in common: Their pockets are lined with corporate money and all of their agendas disproportionately benefit the 1% at the direct expense of the rest of us.

Labor groups like the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Labor Council and local progressive organizations like the Washington Peace Center are organizing a variety of actions today. The AFL-CIO has promised "giant puppets, inflatables, chants, songs and of course tents to Occupy CPAC." Occupy DC and supporters plan to be out in full force, as well - demonstrating their commitment to the struggle for economic justice following their recent removal from their homes at McPherson Square. Follow #OccupyCPAC on Twitter.

Also today, Occupy San Francisco plans to march against police repression:

Occupy demonstrators nationwide have faced brutal police crackdowns, near lethal force, indiscriminate use of chemical weapons such as CS Gas, constant police violence & harassment and the illegitimate repression of our natural rights to assembly and free speech. Poor people, people of color and the homeless have been facing cruel and unjust police oppression and brutality on an everyday basis for decades. As an institution, the police stand between the 99% and the 1%, protecting the interests of the governments, banks and corporations that foreclose on our lives and homes, destroy our Mother Earth, and send us off to illegal wars for profit. If we are to liberate our commons, reclaim vacant buildings and unused homes, and occupy public spaces for social change, we must, one way or another, overcome the violent state repression that manifests itself as the Police. Join us this Friday, Feb. 10 at 6pm at 101 Market St, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, near Embarcadero BART station. RESIST.

osf police repression

Later this weekend, Occupy Town Squares returns to New York City:

Saturday, Feb. 11th 2012
1pm - 7pm at West Park Presbyterian
165 West 86th St

2nd occupy town sq

On February 11th, come visit the second Occupy Town Square, at West Park Presbyterian. For one afternoon, Occupy Wall Street will fill the beautiful old church on 86th & Amsterdam Ave with teach-ins and trainings, speeches and discussion, pamphlets and performances. Come help us revive the great democratic tradition of public discourse and civic engagement. Whether you consider yourself a supporter of the movement or not, we want to meet you. Share our food and warmth; bring your stories and ideas; learn, argue, debate, coordinate, collaborate!



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[-] 2 points by hiddenwheel (83) from Newton, MA 9 years ago

I was wondering why Romney, Gingrich, Santorum etc. are using all their resources in the Republican primaries knowing they will be depleted for the general Election. Then it dawned on me. They are counting on what Noam Chomsky calls an "October Surprise". This is going to be a strange year. Support for OccupyCPAC and showing how F'd up things are.

[-] 2 points by freewriterguy (882) 9 years ago

It is so typical of modern government pretending to support the constitution that we have the right to protest, but failing to allow a space where we can congregate during an actual protest, or putting stipulations like we can only do it on these two days, (thats not in my constitution is it in yours)?

[-] 2 points by ohmygoodness (158) 9 years ago

Imagery like branding is important, if you see the CPAC 2012 logo it seems to try to invoke all that is good, patriotic and prosperous.

The Occupy CPAC 2012 OWS logo is very well done too; however a suggestion would be to make the CPAC 2012 skewed and lopsided to visualize its value and let the occupy tents look so shiny and good in front of this background.

Go Go Occupy CPAC 2012 !!!

[-] 1 points by DRSOWS (2) 9 years ago

OWS Needs To Target Tax Avoidance & Evasion By Financial Institutions

OWS needs to focus on supporting protests in tax havens & offshore financial centres to pressure their governments to tax Banks, Hedge Funds and other financial houses that move abroad when taxes are increased by Western governments (otherwise it will all be waste of everybody's time as money is transferred out of Host countries & government coffers start to run empty leading to utter disaster for public services: Police, Fire, Ambulance, Schools & Hospitals)

Wikipedia List of Tax Havens & Offshore Financial Centres:

Tax Havens:


List of Offshore Financial Centres:



Also, see list of List of OECD Unco-operative Tax Havens:



OWS should consider linking up with Charities affected by the G20 secret Tax haven blacklist:



[-] 1 points by illferris (1) 9 years ago

Well, CPAC came and went. OWS failed to do anything to stop it. What an utter failure OWS is!

I'm not filthy rich. I'm not rich at all. I own a couple of successful small businesses. If any of my employees had your attitude and threatened to unionize, they would be out of a job immediately. I am looking for workers who care about the advancement of my companies and contributing to them, not just showing up to collect a paycheck and complain. I want employees who care about my company, not just themselves. As a CEO, it is none of your business what I make if I sign your paycheck. Be happy for the paycheck! Don't like it? Go work somewhere else! Your kind is repugnant to the average American. You do not represent 99% of Americans, that is for sure. Most people I know love America, capitalism and are happy to work hard to climb the ladder to success. You people are just a bunch of whining babies who make demands onto other people, with no authority with which to do so. You expect everything and contribute nothing. Get a life!

[-] 1 points by tiyow (1) 9 years ago

if the powers that be are not afraid of ows, why msm and the cops are fiercely attacking it

[-] 1 points by Odin (583) 9 years ago

I was at the first Occupy Town Square event Washington Square Park and it was not only interesting, but it was fun. I look forward to going to this event at West Park Prebyterian Church.

[-] 1 points by samplocracy (26) 9 years ago

Have a blog on direct democracy stuff that was inspired by the occupy movement amongst other things - have a new post out. If you are interested, you can check it out at: http://samplocracy.wordpress.com/

[-] 1 points by Gillian (1842) 9 years ago

Being broadcast on Cspan right now. I'm watching and the speakers are so full of meaningless rhetoric that everyone is cheering for. Things like, ' We need to lower taxes, lower spending and get rid of Obama'. Everyone cheers for that. Cheers for what? Does anyone ask how? Of course not.
According to one speaker, ' 70 percent of America wants budget reform' which means that we need a new president. Again, how can anyone accept that kind of bumper sticker lingo as intelligible?


[-] 0 points by jtc1977 (5) 9 years ago

I believe this movement has lost focus. Your battle is not with the police...They are part of the 99%! You are in essence fighting yourselves. Declare a truce! Be the bigger person. Pull back from the streets for now (you can always go back in the spring or summer or next year).

Occupy The Information!

Who is the enemy? Wall Street right?...NO! Wall Street is a place. Expose the names, show the faces of the criminals behind the bailout heist. Nobody bothers to know who these people are. Therefore, your enemy doesn't exit! Expose these people and all who are involved in the corporate charade. Start with this guy:

Edward M. Liddy- Chairman & CEO, AIG, 2008-2009 Bailout: $180 BILLION Bonuses Paid to Worthless Execs: $165 MILLION

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 9 years ago

Instead of attacking people, stop supporting the corporations, special interests, and wealthy individuals with your dollars! Stop buying corporate produced goods! It is our dollars that then go to the campaign chests of the very people who are the enemy of the people they pretend to represent. Then they enact laws that further erode our freedoms. Stop supporting the enemy!

[-] 1 points by grapes (5232) 9 years ago

Yes, we need to focus on lobbing precision-guided social ICBMs at the actual culprits rather than going against the police or the metaphorical "Wall Street." It is entirely possible to make living hells for the culprits through multiple social channels. We are actually much more connected to the "1%" than many people had imagined. Complain about the evil doings to as many people as possible and ask them to impose social sanctions on the culprits. Yes, name names and stipulate the unpunished social crimes. Slowly but surely the social pressure will make the evildoers think twice before pulling a fast one again. There is also significant deterrence for would-be evildoers having seen what happens to the culprits.


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

name the rich. name the big landowners. the rich will be embarassed. amassed riches is followed by heavy plundering. now is the time of heavy plundering. run run run REVOLUTION A COME.

[-] -1 points by UnityCoalition (3) 9 years ago

The National Libertarian Party is trying to destroy the campaigns of several Libertarian Party presidential candidates including the only known woman candidate and they should be held accountable.

It's no wonder they're trying to stop the Go Ogle 2012 campaign, because we want all the voters to have one of the 1000 seats on a new national Libertarian Party committee and that's not in their selfish plans.

They want Ls to be segregated from all other citizens and they're fighting our team who is made up of team players from all parties, independents, all voters and non voters who use the secret weapon which is ranked choice voting in multi-winner districts. We've got the bazookas but at current pace Battle of the Bulge is not expected for more than 175,000 years in the future.

We're too small, going too slow, being decimated and our numbers are being rapidly diminished by the national Libertarian Party who are in the concrete bunkers above the beach as they spray our team with hot lead and exploding shrapnel. Many of us are dead at the gate, dead in the water, shell-shocked, confused, blinded and deafened by the blasts.

One year is like one minute, one month is like five seconds, one day is like 1/6th of a second and we're currently losing more than 2500 units a day (every 1/6th of a second). We're expecting more boots on the beach, but meanwhile we need to start coordinating and figure out how to get past these roadblocks that are all around our team, we're the ones in green.


James Ogle edges ‘Uncommitted’ to win Missouri Libertarian Presidential Primary