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Thursday: DC March To Protect Native Women's Rights

Posted 1 year ago on Feb. 26, 2013, 2:10 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: events, dc, vawa

Representative Eric Cantor: Native Women Await Your Statement. #VAWA

via Save Wįyąbi Project

Thursday, February 28, 2013

10:00am EST

Thursday, the House of Representatives will vote on their version of the Violence Against Women Act, which excludes protections for Native American women. Native women are more likely to be victims of violence than any other ethnic group in the United States. This is unacceptable.

We will be marching and round dancing in front of the House of Representatives to demand justice and safety for our sisters. 10AM on Thursday February 28, 2013, starting at the Capitol South metro station. Please join us.

Please use #VAWA #1BillionRising #SaveWiyabiProject for twitter hashtag support and spread the word!

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OWS Updates for the Week of February 20

Posted 1 year ago on Feb. 20, 2013, 3:21 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: events, nyc

Since their first issue in December 2011, Tidal has made it their practice to give name to our struggle, wrestling with the big ideas that propel us into the streets, with what we should do when we get there, and with where there in fact is.

This Friday, the folks at Occupy Theory will release their fourth issue of the magazine, featuring original pieces by organizers of Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Sandy, Strike Debt and Free University. Join them that night for conversation as we move together towards the empowerment that greater clarity and the free exchange of ideas can bring.

-- from the ‘Your Inbox: Occupied’ team (Sign up to get these updates straight to your email!!)

Occupy in the News

Jenna Pope documented last Sunday’s Forward on Climate Rally. Beautiful sights--the vistas of activists in D.C. to make their voices heard about climate change--beautifully captured.

Kevin Gosztola writes at FireDogLake’s The Dissenter blog about the recent history of climate change actions and points out just how high the stakes are. Our only hope to defeat the monstrosity of the Keystone XL Pipeline is continued, passionate action, that is to say, “...if everyone demonstrating channeled the spirit of the Occupy movement...”

Les Leopold of the Huffington Post explains why “the raison d’etre for Occupy Wall Street is proving correct. Much of high finance is based on a ‘corrupt business plan.’” Proof of Wall Street’s corruption continues to mount, with ratings agencies on the take, money laundered for drug cartels, and rampant insider trading, among many other ethical and moral malignancies.

On occupywallstreet.net Heather Marsh argues for a society with no financial system at all, a currency-free system in which the endless cycle of excessive consumption and meaningless busywork is ended. The proof that this could work already exists. “With no financial incentives,” Marsh says, “the internet has managed to create collaborative efforts which have pushed the potential of society far beyond what could have been possible before the internet.”

On the OWS Direct Action Blog, Mark Adams gives us the push we need to meet, to talk, to plan for spring.

Featured Occu-Project

Revisit Liberty Plaza in full swing in Why We Occupy, an open-source book of interviews gathered in the park in 2011. See the park grow and change in real-time through the heartfelt words of the participants.

Occupy these Actions & Events

Wednesday, February 20th, 6:00-8:00pm
Doc & Discourse Series Launch: The Square
Culture Project, 45 Bleecker

A panel discussion focusing on the inter-connectivity of global protest movements from Cairo to New York featuring acclaimed Director Jehane Noujaim (Control Room; Rafea; Solar Mama) and award-winning Producer Karim Amer. Join New York Civil Liberties Union Occupy Wall Street (OWS) Coordinator Katherine Bromberg. Extended clips from the 2013 Sundance Award-winning film, THE SQUARE, will be shown throughout the event.

Wednesday February 20th, 10:00p.m.
Occupy the Pipeline Cabaret
Living Theater, 21 Clinton Street, NY, NY
This is a special Occupy the Pipeline Benefit Cabaret featuring: magicians, performance artists, belly dancers, burlesque, two bands and the cheapest bar in downtown Manhattan. This evening of entertainment will benefit the activist/performers and sustain upcoming Occupy the Pipeline actions as we continue our fight against fracking in our beloved city and state!

Friday February 22nd, 5:30-9:00
Tidal 4 Release
20 Cooper Square

Tidal 4 is being released this Friday evening. Come and pick up your own free copy!

Saturday, February 23rd, 4:00-6:00pm
Discussion: "The 15M Movement"
Bluestockings Bookstore

The assembly of the 15M Archive and friends in Madrid will be joining us at Bluestockings via Skype, moderated in New York by 15M and OWS activist Juan Escourido. We’ll talk about the history of the 15M Movement, the organization of its archive, and the politics shared by 15M and other social movements, including OWS. In Madrid, participants will gather at the occupied social center Patio Maravillas, coordinated by Vlad Teichberg and Nikky Schiller, communications activists for both the OWS and 29S movements.

Friday, February 22, 6:30pm
Malcolm X Community and Movement Coordination Assembly
60 Wall Street, the Atrium

Join Occu-Evolve’s latest assembly commemorating Black History Month, discussing the significance and insight of Malcolm X to our struggles around a variety of issues that People of Color, Women, the Working Class, Poor People and all of the 99% face today. This event will be followed up on Sunday, February 24th, 4:00pm with an Occupy-Evolve Day of Gratitude for its One Year Anniversary.

Tuesday, February 26th, 6:00-8:00pm
Financial Firms and Economic Crisis: Discussion with Former Goldman Sachs VP

Greg Smith, former Vice President at Goldman Sachs and author of “Why I Left Goldman Sachs”, will discuss how banks behave behind the scenes and how those practices differ from the perception they convey to the public.

Thursday, February 28th, 6:30pm
People’s Planning Meeting for May Day
310 W. 43rd St.

To build on last year’s powerful solidarity, 99 Pickets and Immigrant Worker Justice are calling a community-wide May Day planning meeting on Feb. 28. Let's create an open and inclusive space where we can coordinate planning and build momentum for an incredible May 1, 2013. NYCGA.net event page is here.

Saturday, March 1st and Sunday March 2nd, 12-6pm
Occupy Data Hackathon
Cuny Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue

Data mining and visualization for the 99%. At the event, we’d like to focus on a few new data sets/projects. Occupy Sandy and Aaron Swartz’s work has come up, and generated a lot of interest. Any ideas, data resources you may know of or questions, please let us know: Occupy Data listserve or info@occupydata.nyc.

Sunday, March 10th, 2pm
Unorganized Workers Assembly
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South

Join the Occupy Your Workplace group for a discussion of strategy and tactics of workplace organizing. We'll have several folks present who have experience as workplace "salts" - workers who get jobs with the aim of organizing. Workers who are curious about organizing, experienced organizers and activists, union members, and all other workers and non workers welcome. RSVP for the event on Facebook.

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Defend Education Day
Campus

SDS/Occupy Colleges is hosting a National Day of Action against Tuition and Fee Hikes. Join to get updates on flyers, coordination calls and other distribution materials. Message Occupy Colleges and we will help promote your campus/ organizations demonstration.

Save the Date: March 22nd - March 24th
Organizing New York March 22-24
United Federation of Teachers, 52 Broadway

Join hundreds of leaders, organizers, techies and activists to share our wisdom, skills, and talents. We will have workshops, discussions, consulting and networking opportunities, visionary speakers and a provocative debate around strategy and practices.

Over three days right by Wall Street, we will bring together a thousand people to learn from each other, share stories and strategies and build our skills, organizations and movements.

This is an event that occupy organizers will be participating in to build and share their skills. It will assuredly build upon the success of last year’s OWS unconference that was held in collaboration with Organizing 2.0.

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OWS Updates for the Week of February 6th

Posted 1 year ago on Feb. 7, 2013, 1:29 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: events, ows updates, nyc

Hey 1% Pay Your Damn Taxes!

“The Occupy Wall Street movement may have faded from the headlines in the aftermath of the eviction of Zuccotti Park more than a year ago, but the issues that originally sparked it and the activism it inspired remain very much alive.”

This was the opening to a blog post called Who Were the 99 Percent? from co-authors of the recent study Changing The Subject: A Bottom-Up Account of Occupy Wall Street in New York City.

Regrettably, as reported by Allison Kilkenny in the Nation, many in the media have twisted the study’s findings regarding the makeup of OWS by dismissing the movement in an entirely new and spurious way: “this was a damned if they do, damned if they don’t moment for Occupy--they’re either poor, dirty hippies or the sons and daughters of the wealthy elite, but never, ever Americans exercising their First Amendment rights”.

Fortunately, we don’t need outside justification to know that ‘We Are the 99%’, and as the study depicts, nothing will extinguish the flame compelling us to speak out and inspiring us to act.

-- from the ‘Your Inbox: Occupied’ team

Occupy in the News

In other news, Stacia Georgi at Brooklyn Ink wrote quite the positive story about the People’s Recovery Summit held this past weekend. Check out occupier and photo-journalist Jenna Pope’s album of the summit for the play by play.

Stopmotionsolo.tv provides comprehensive coverage of the recent Citizens United wedding, including a brief history of the ruling and a discussion of his concerns about pushing for a constitutional amendment.

Professor Marcuse discusses options in responding to disasters like Sandy, including the wryly titled “Banker’s Socialism”--the “deprivatization of disaster response”--the Private Market Approach and the Equity Approach, which is “using public assistance to ameliorate the damage caused by disaster.”

Featured Occu-Project: Flip the Debt

Check out how Occupy Unveils a New Debt Clock that Shows How Much the 1% Owe Us.

This campaign to ‘Flip the Debt’ aims to "flip the debate" over the national debt by shifting the focus to the global corporations and super wealthy actually responsible.

Your blood will boil as you watch the numbers tick up on their ingenious online 'Debt Clock' calculating the amount of taxes dodged by corporations every second. Moreover, each tick is reminder to the 1% that “It's time that you paid your damn taxes!”

Occupy These Actions & Events

Saturday, February 9th, 7-9pm
Discussion: Energy Extraction and the Keystone XL Pipeline
Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen Street

Leading mainstream scientist James Hansen has said if the Keystone XL pipeline proceeds it is “essentially game over for the climate.” Join us for a panel discussion about the Keystone XL pipeline and related energy extraction issues. We will skype in with activists down in Texas and Oklahoma, talk to an organizer who has been working at the Canadian Tar Sands oil extraction sight and with NYC Spectra Pipeline organizers. All proceeds from the night will go directly to the campaign to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. With a continued fundraiser after-party in Brooklyn. Featuring Gay Panic and Glittered and Mauled.

Saturday, February 9th, 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Strategic research workshop
Organization of Staff Analysts, 220 East 23rd Street, Suite 707

Join members of NYC Radical Reference for the second in a series of strategic research workshops sponsored by the OWS Labor Outreach Committee. The workshops are open to all. In this event, we will explore what’s behind the legislation and policies that affect our lives as workers, as activists, and as citizens. We will see how to get the goods on candidates, lobbying, and political activity.

Sunday, February 10th, 1:00-4:00pm
Occupy the Subways
57th and 7th Avenue F Train Subway

In support of the workers at Golden Farm Market in Kensington Brooklyn, we will be Occupying the Subways beginning at 1pm and meeting the Boycott/Picket of Golden Farm at 2pm and staying there until 4pm.

Monday, February 11th, 6:30pm
Movement Mondays
Two Moon Art House and Cafe, 315 4th Avenue, Brooklyn

There are so many people and groups in the Occupy Wall Street ecosystem that are doing fantastic work. We learn about many of these projects as they’re happening or the day after. Let’s find out WHO is doing WHAT actions and events — well ahead of time! We can also serve as a focused incubation chamber for NEW ideas, strategize for the long term, and reflect upon our successes and failures so we can keep building and growing.

Thursday, February 14th, 8:30am-5:30pm
Justice for Dennis Flores - Rally at the Court
Brooklyn Criminal Court, 120 Schermerhorn Street

Dennis is a long-standing member of Occupy Sunset Park, as well as community organizer. Dennis Flores was arrested for defending one of the Rent Strikers against an attack by the slumlord’s hired goon. Hard to believe, but he’s actually being taken to trial on utterly ridiculous charges. Show brother Dennis your support! Turn out for a rally the morning of his trial!

Thursday, February 14th, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Valentines Day Message to Megabanks: Time to Break Up
NY Public Library, 42nd st. and 5th ave.

Join us to give HSBC, Bank of America and other megabanks Valentine’s Day Break Up Cards. Rally to call for a break up of the megabanks who are Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Jail and simply Too Big.

Saturday, February 16th, 6:30p.m-11:00p.m
Hot & Crusty Workers Victory Party
Brecht Forum, 451 West Street

The Hot and Crusty Workers Association invites you to a celebration with food, drink. dancing, live music and great conversation. Bring friends, coworkers, classmates. A voluntary $10 donation is suggested. For more information, call Rosanna at 347-652-5724 or Sándor at 917-520-5368

Saturday, February 16th, 7:00pm-10:00pm
Sandy Storyline Fundraiser
Cafe Dancer 96 Orchard Street, New York NY (b/w Broome & Delancey)

Join us for a party and benefit to help raise funds for Sandy Storyline, a participatory documentary project about Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, told through the experiences of community members and volunteers. We are raising money to help support Sandy Storyline's projects, providing media education, community exhibitions and storytelling events for residents in Hurricane Sandy affected areas.

Sunday, February 17th, Noon Rally in DC. Buses Leave NYC at 7am.
Forward on Climate Rally
The National Mall, DC - to the White House

Join Occupy Sandy, Occupy the Pipeline, YANA, Rockaway residents and groups from around country for the largest climate rally in the nation's capital. In November, we came together in New York and New Jersey to provide disaster relief. Now we come together to call for real action on Climate Change. The very first step is for President Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Sign up here for a bus ticket (reduced fairs and scholarships available). http://f17nycbusbrigade.wordpress.com

Friday February 22nd, 17:30-21:00
Tidal 4 Release
20 Cooper Square

Tidal 4 is being released this Friday evening. Come and pick up your own free copy! It will include original, commissioned contributions from many organizers of Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Sandy and Strike Debt, Collective pieces from the Tidal Team and friends and a Student Movement piece from Free University folks.

Saturday, March 1st and Sunday March 2nd, 12-6pm
Occupy Data Hackathon
Cuny Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue

Data mining and visualization for the 99%. At the event, we’d like to focus on a few new data sets/projects. Occupy Sandy and Aaron Swartz’s work has come up, and generated a lot of interest. Any ideas, data resources you may know of or questions, please let us know: Occupy Data listserve or info@occupydata.nyc.

Sunday, March 10th, 2pm
Unorganized Workers Assembly
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South

Join the Occupy Your Workplace group for a discussion of strategy and tactics of workplace organizing. We'll have several folks present who have experience as workplace "salts" - workers who get jobs with the aim of organizing. Workers who are curious about organizing, experienced organizers and activists, union members, and all other workers and non workers welcome.

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OWS Updates for the Week of January 30th

Posted 1 year ago on Jan. 30, 2013, 3:22 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: occupy sandy, people's recovery summit, 99 pickets, events, nyc

From February 1st to the 3rd people from across the grassroots community--organizers, volunteers, activists and storm-impacted residents--will meet at The People’s Recovery Summit to address how we can rebuild a stronger, fairer and more sustainable New York City together.

How do we strengthen access to good public schools for our children? How do we rebuild sustainably and equitably? How can we best organize our relief networks before the next time we need them? How do we make our communities healthier places?

Join us this weekend to explore these questions and participate in workshops, listen to speeches, attend trainings, share meals, hear music and help draft a unified people’s recovery statement. Restore power to the people - a better future is in our hands!

--from the ‘Your Inbox: Occupied’ team

Occupy these Actions and Events

Wednesday, January 30th, 9:00am
MTA Board Meeting, MTA Metro North Railroad, 347 Madison Ave.

March 1, 2013 the fare on the NYC subway will be increased yet again and this is only one of the many planned increases. Come to the last board meeting before the fare increase goes into effect with signs and speeches ready. Come on out and be heard.

Wednesday, January 30th, 11:00am-2:00pm
Protest of NYPD's "Naked Body Scanners", 1 Police Plaza

The NYPD has announced that it will be putting naked body terahertz scanners on NYC streets and scanning people without their knowledge or consent. Join us at 1 Police Plaza as we peacefully express to the NYPD that we will not tolerate being treated like criminals. RSVP on Facebook.

Thursday, January 31st, 6:30pm
99 Pickets and ROC-NY Celebrating One Year of Struggle, The Capital Grille, 155 E. 42nd St.

For the past year, workers at The Capital Grille have been organizing to change conditions in their workplace, alleging racial discrimination and wage theft, in addition to experiencing other exploitative conditions. Join us on the anniversary of launching the Dignity at Darden campaign, as we show Darden that Capital Grille workers will not rest until justice is had.

Saturday, February 2nd, 10:00am-1:00pm
Sandy Walk, Ends at Staten Island Community Hub, 1128 Olympia Blvd., Midland Beach

Join Staten Island resident Bill Johnsen for a walk on the first Saturday of the month leaving from Brighton St & Billopp Avenue, Tottenville, ending at St. Margaret Mary’s Church, The Occupy Sandy community hub in Staten Island. The walk is in support of Uniting the Victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Sunday, February 3rd, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Occupy the Ferry, St. George Staten Island Ferry Terminal
Staten Island, New York 10301 82nd Street-Jackson Heights / Roosevelt Avenue 7 Train

As outreach to the 99% and in support The WORKERS at Golden Farm in Kensington Brooklyn we will be Occupying the Subways beginning at 1pm and meeting the Boycott/Picket of Golden Farm at 2pm and staying there until 4pm.

Friday, February 1, 2013, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Occupy Beyond Sandy
The Atrium 60 Wall St.

Despite all the GREAT work of Occupy Sandy, the problems of both Sandy Victims and the 99% remain and will only get worse with the plans of the 1% to gentrify in the aftermath of Sandy. With the many issues that still remain before and after Sandy, it’s time we examine our work and continue to organize for the 99% to fight Wall Street and build the Occupy Movement. Please join us. We are involved in several continuous actions all around the city and attempting to build a mass movement

February 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
People's Recovery Summit
The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew, 520 Clinton Ave.

The People's Recovery Summit is a three day event of workshops, trainings, horizontally facilitated discussions, and evening entertainment. Residents, activists, organizers, volunteers, and all concerned citizens will unite to build a more equitable and sustainable New York City post-Hurricane Sandy. Come participate for any and all parts of the weekend and help ignite a people-powered recovery! Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be served.

Tuesday, February 5, 7pm
Divesting from Fossil Fuels
Cooper Union, The Great Hall, 7 East 7th Street between 3rd & 4th Avenues.

America’s colleges and universities prepare the nation’s young people for their future. Yet those same institutions invest in the fossil fuel companies that are profiting enormously from the carbon that’s going to wreck the climate. Thousands of students are building a national movement demanding that university endowments divest from the fossil fuel industry.

Wednesday, February 6th, 9:45am
Flood the Court, 40 Centre St. (40 Foley Square)

The 2nd circuit court of appeals will be hearing oral arguments in the lawsuit against section 1021 of the NDAA. Your attendance will communicate that the public is invested in the outcome of this ruling and unwilling to sit idly by as due process rights are eroded. RSVP on Facebook.

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OWS Updates for the Week of January 25th

Posted 1 year ago on Jan. 25, 2013, 12:02 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: occupy sandy, people's recovery summit, strike debt, events, nyc

Last week's petition delivery action was a great success, delivering a clear message that OWS would not stay silent while the New York Post lied about us yet again. People from Occupy Faith and concerned activists spoke with humor and eloquence against a backdrop of banners printed with the names of the thousands of people who signed the petition. Music was played and songs were sung, but we’re still waiting on our apology, let alone a thank you note for the good time!

--from the ‘Your Inbox: Occupied’ team

OWS in Media

The brides were blushing, the grooms oddly impersonal, as the third anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling was marked with a magical direct action wedding on the steps of Federal Hall.

The discussion at Strike Debt’s MLK day event at Judson Church was enormously stimulating. If you missed it, take a look at Strike Debt’s Visioning Workbook to get up to speed with the issues raised that day.

New York City school bus drivers have been out on strike since Wednesday, January 16th and as is now standard treatment for striking workers, have been smeared and vilified for it. Our featured blog post "Strike Lessons" offers up a refreshing alternative in an analysis of the situation that explains why we can and must strike, as well as a list of picket locations so that we can show some on-the-ground solidarity.

Occupy these Actions and Events

Friday, January 25, 8pm
Debt Resistors Dance Party
207 Starr Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn; Off Jefferson L train stop

A caravan of 13 people is heading out to Detroit Feb 1st-4th to reach out to movements and struggles in Detroit and folks from Strike Debt Detroit. Our goal is $1,000 to cover the entire trip for 13 people for 4 days. This will cover gas and emergency funds. We are seeking to learn what people are doing in terms of alternatives that can help us un-plug from the system and develop new bonds and relations with one another. Come dance all night to the best jams - no corny stuff. Hear more about Strike Debt and how you can get involved. $5 at the door. 1 Free beer. BYOB allowed.

Sunday, January 27, 3pm
Occupy the Climate: Hurricane Sandy, Eco-activism and the Vegan Option
Jivamuktea Café @ Jivamukti Yoga School
841 Broadway, 2nd floor, (212) 353-0214

A gathering/teach-in and an urgent call-to-arms on Post-Sandy life. Climate change contributed to the impact and aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the number one cause of human-created greenhouse gases is the global animal by-products industry. Mickey Z. will help you do the math!

Sunday, January 27, 1pm
Screening of “We’re Not Broke”
Unitarian Church of All Souls, Reidy Hall, 1157 Lexington Avenue

Screening of a film by Karin Hayes and Victoria Bruce. “The story of how U.S. corporations have been able to hide over a trillion dollars from Uncle Sam, and how fed-up Americans from across the country have taken their frustration to the streets.” With special guest J.A. Myerson, founding member of UncutNYC and early participant in the occupation of New York City, Zuccotti Park. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

Friday, February 1, 2013, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Occupy Beyond Sandy
The Atrium 60 Wall St.

Despite all the GREAT work of Occupy Sandy, the problems of both Sandy Victims and the 99% remain and will only get worse with the plans of the 1% to gentrify in the aftermath of Sandy. With the many issues that still remain before and after Sandy, it’s time we examine our work and continue to organize for the 99% to fight Wall Street and build the Occupy Movement. Please join us. We are involved in several continuous actions all around the city and attempting to build a mass movement

February 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
People's Recovery Summit
The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew, 520 Clinton Ave.

The People's Recovery Summit is a three day event of workshops, trainings, horizontally facilitated discussions, and evening entertainment. Residents, activists, organizers, volunteers, and all concerned citizens will unite to build a more equitable and sustainable New York City post-Hurricane Sandy. Come participate for any and all parts of the weekend and help ignite a people-powered recovery! Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be served.

Tuesday, February 5, 7pm
Divesting from Fossil Fuels
Cooper Union, The Great Hall, 7 East 7th Street between 3rd & 4th Avenues.

America’s colleges and universities prepare the nation’s young people for their future. Yet those same institutions invest in the fossil fuel companies that are profiting enormously from the carbon that’s going to wreck the climate. Thousands of students are building a national movement demanding that university endowments divest from the fossil fuel industry.

Occupy Sandy Update
Occupy Sandy is looking for individuals and groups for food preparation, canvassing, muck-out, mold remediation, construction, driving, coordinatoing volunteers and more. To find out more about how to get involved please email OccupySandyVolunteers@gmail.com or call 347-770-4520. For more information go to occupysandy.org. Support local businesses by using the Occupy Sandy Local Registry.

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