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Retribution Against the Financial Elite!

Protect Occupy's Right to Peaceably Assemble For #S17

Posted 1 year ago on Sept. 14, 2012, 2:47 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: s17, nyc

Nearly one year ago a bottom up protest movement erupted in New York City, calling attention to the role of Wall Street in robbing the 99% and wrecking the economy. It was a movement that inspired millions.

But Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a global leader of the 1%, unleashed his ‘private army’ to pepper spray, beat, arrest, imprison and evict us. As we prepare for the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street on September 17th, what will his response be this time?

Tell Mayor Bloomberg to respect Occupy’s right to peaceably assemble.

Occupy organizers from all five boroughs and from across the country are striving for a different kind of democracy. One where million$ and billion$ don’t decide who gets elected and who gets arrested. Do you have our back?

If so, tell Mayor Bloomberg, and join us in exercising our right to protest.

Tell the Mayor of Wall Street to put away his violent white shirts, helicopters, guns, chemical agents, jail cells and undercover spying operations.

Occupy is a nonviolent movement. And if Mayor Bloomberg hears all of our voices together and sees our collective power in the streets, we might just make it out of #S17 in one piece.

More ways to help support #OWS On Our One-Year Anniversary

On the weekend of September 17th we are calling all members of the 99% to converge on New York City for three days of celebration, education, and resistance.

And we need your help to make this convergence a truly historic event.

Donate to help support Occupy Wall Street actions on our one year anniversary.

Over the past year we have fundamentally changed the conversation and empowered people to take to the streets in their communities. We pinpointed the proper Villain in the American Nightmare, and displayed how when it comes to the degradation of the American Dream, All Roads Lead to Wall Street.

Yes we changed the conversation, and now we act that much more forthrightly to change the world. Likewise, we are seeking funds to facilitate such large ambitions.

Help provide resources to support our actions on the weekend of September 15-17.

Our previous request for contributions to the OWS May Day Fund was a great success, helping make May Day a large scale spectacle. The funds were utilized to support communications, transportation, food, printing costs, art fabrication, and music production for actions throughout the day, including the pop-up occupation of Bryant Park, the solidarity rally and concert at Union Square, and the Popular Assembly in the financial district.

We are using the same system of resource allocation this time, which we have renamed the Action Resource Fund (ARF). ARF will be raising and distributing funds via the S17 Planning Group, a body convened by the Direct Action Working Group in July.

The most important way you can show your support is by joining us in the streets on #S17. But we also need financial and material resources to spread the word and support actions.

Please contribute if you are able to and help increase the scale of what we can achieve on our anniversary.

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25 Comments


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[-] 3 points by ZenDog (20422) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

I signed - where are the rest of you clowns?

I posted the comment I left there, right here

and I copied it here for a reason -

  • no rioting

It doesn't matter what the cops do

  • no rioting

It just turns main street America away from our message. So you have to expect inducements to riot.

Just don't take the bait.

  • just say NO
[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20422) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

Just say . . .

  • it's a riot! no!
[-] 3 points by ZenDog (20422) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago
  • Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

THAT IS:

  • Congress shall make no law . . . prohibiting the free exercise . . . or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, . . .
[-] 3 points by factsrfun (10721) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

If Bloomberg had any sense he would be trying to "co-opt" or at least celebrate OWS, he should be as proud of the New Yorkers that have created this movement as those that started the stock market, at least.

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

He has no sense on this. He is not alone! All over the country local law enforcement is given free reign to abuse peaceful protesters. Partly because the population has been beaten down and shell shocked from 10 years of fear mongering by government officials.

It will years of hard work and sacrifice to undo that insidious effort.

[-] 3 points by shooz (26675) 1 year ago

Sign the letter to Bloomberg, it's the least you can do.

It's easy.

[-] 3 points by shooz (26675) 1 year ago

Please do what you can to help.

If you post here, there is good reason to do so.

[-] 2 points by shooz (26675) 1 year ago

Free twinkle for signing and/or donating!!!!!!

You must make a positive comment to take advantage of this limited time offer, so sign it today!!!!

[-] 2 points by GNAT (150) 1 year ago

I like the approach :)

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

tweet - Bump.

[-] 2 points by shooz (26675) 1 year ago

The clean version of sign the petition.......................:)

If you can? Please donate as well.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (18009) 1 year ago

"Occupy Wall Street Prepares to Celebrate Where It All Began", from (Truth-out.org) :

SOLIDARITY & bump !!!

per ardua ad astra ...

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Signed and tweeted.

You can tweet a post repeatedly - doing it once - some on your list see - do it twice - others on your list see - do it periodically - and more of the people and groups on your list will see.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

we need link support

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20422) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

that's right - sign this petition. Sign it . . .

  • or else

. . . I don't know what that means . . .

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (20509) 1 year ago

So much for "Land of the Free." Several arrests at Occupy Wall Street march on evening of September 15, 2012.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/16/nyregion/several-arrests-at-occupy-wall-street-march.html

[-] 1 points by shooz (26675) 1 year ago

Bridge to the ground, alert!!.

I just though I'd remind people that that's what these are, and at the very least ask you to sign the petition..

If you can kick in a few bucks, so much the better.............:)

[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Bridge to the ground? Would that be a stairway.? I thought that was the Trashy group?

[-] 2 points by shooz (26675) 1 year ago

I was just wondering if they would do anything useful.

I know you signed it....................:)

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

I suspected you were trying to draw them into doing something positive and useful (as they claim).

Sometimes you have to to bury the medicine into the dog food to fool the dogs into doing the right thing!

Haven't noticed a bite yet.

[-] 2 points by shooz (26675) 1 year ago

I'm trying to draw everybody here into signing and or donating.

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

Of course. I didn't mean anything.

Well done.

Thx

[-] 0 points by Rickyrab (7) 1 year ago

....and someone should also tell Bloomberg that banning sugary drinks is overdoing it. Just saying

[-] 3 points by ZenDog (20422) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

Did he ban them completely? Or just restrict their size?

I mean, I dunno - it seems I can't go anywhere and smoke a cigarette these days - back when I started everyone said it was cool . . .

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

I agree. But I bet a lot of people will drink less sugar and be healthier. You think.?