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Tomorrow is 1T Day - Break the Link Between Wall Street and Education: Abolish Student Debt!

Posted 3 years ago on April 24, 2012, 9:45 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

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Tomorrow, April 25th, the total amount of student loan debt in the U.S. will top 1 trillion dollars. This marks a momentous victory for Wall Street—much to the despair of student loan debtors across the country. On this date, the profiteers on Wall Street will be popping champagne bottles, eating caviar, and sneering at the debt-burdened students and graduates who lug around this 1 trillion dollar ball and chain.



ACT UP and Occupy: Tax Wall St., End AIDS!

Posted 3 years ago on April 24, 2012, 8:46 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt


ACT UP (The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) and Occupy Wall Street are joining forces to pump up the volume on a growing nationwide outcry for a "Financial Speculation Tax" (Fi.S.T.) on Wall Street.

To commemorate its 25th anniversary, the AIDS activist group ACT UP will return to its roots and stage a massive demonstration and march on Wall Street — on Wednesday, April 25 — starting at 11 am at City Hall and ending on Wall Street. Hundreds of protestors, including supporters from Housing Works, Health GAP, National Nurses United, OWS Healthcare for the 99% Working Group, Visual AIDS, MIX NYC, Le Petit Versailles, Queerocracy, Queering OWS and other groups will converge for a daylong siege in Lower Manhattan.



“99 Picket Lines” Underway as Immigrant Rights Groups, Occupy Wall St, and Unions Gear Up for May Day

Posted 3 years ago on April 24, 2012, 5:56 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

99 Pickets

The 1% crashed our economy, foreclosing on millions of homes, destroying jobs, and wrecking our city budget. Enough is enough. Another city is possibe, but we must build it.

As we approach May 1st, we will be setting up 99 picket lines to expose, disrupt, and shut down the 1% who rule our city. The 99 pickets will be an effective way for people to plug into the morning activities on May Day. A few other pickets will happen in coming days to build for the May 1st, but the focus of this project is May 1st. This is an opportunity to fight back against austerity, union busting, the attacks on immigrant rights, and the entire system of the 1% rule with a tactic and framework that is in solidarity with the May Day call to action. The recent General Strikes in Spain and Greece show us that when we all fight back together, against austerity we are stronger. The picket line is a tactic with a rich history. It can be diverse and does not have to be symbolic.



Today in the Bay: Take Over the Wells Fargo Shareholder Meeting, 10 am

Posted 3 years ago on April 24, 2012, 1:47 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

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Occupy4Prisoners at past Wells Fargo action in SF

Update, 12:30: Police in riot gear struck a 62-year old woman in an attempt to break the blockade Watch on livestream here! For further updates, see also #WF24 on Twitter.
Update, 12 noon: Thousands of people have arrived at the shareholders meeting and are holding a lively rally outside. Some Occupiers have established a nonviolent human blockade around the entrance to the meeting and have asked shareholders to respect their picket line. Others peacefully blocked the trolley lines nearby. Some shareholders have been turned away. Large numbers of police are present and two helicopters are circling overhead.

Occupy activists in the Bay Area will be disrupting the shareholders meeting of Wells Fargo in San Francisco. From Occupy Oakland:

When: April 24, 2012 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Merchants Exchange Building
465 California St
San Francisco,CA 94104



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