Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 20, 2011, 2:15 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
OWS is fighting to strengthen democracy, and to end the domination of big money interests. Fracking is a clear example of how the power of money trumps common sense and controls our democracy. Fracking is incredibly destructive to the environment and human health.
On Thursday, October 20th at five in the afternoon the residents of Liberty Square will march to the FERC hearing on the Spectra Pipeline at P.S. 41, located at 116 West 11th Street (between 6th and 7th avenues).
Shortly before the hearings begin at seven in the evening we will stage a die-in to illustrate the likely results of this disasterous proposal by a disreputable corporation intent on infecting our drinking water with by-products from fracking. After the die-in members of #ows will enter the hearing and respectfully engage in participatory direct action against this catastrophic project.
Do not let the destruction and death that occured due to corporate negligence in San Bruno, California last year happen in the West Village.
Come and speak for #ows, come and speak for yourself. We will see you there.
Submit comments to FERC online or by mail prior to Oct. 31st if you cannot attend the hearing
Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 20, 2011, 12:13 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Families Plan Sleepover on Friday, October 21, Growing Support for Occupy Wall Street Community
Liberty Square, NY — A second try.
The parent founded and run group, “Parents for Occupy Wall Street,” will be
hosting a Family Sleepover, from 4 PM, Friday, October 21st until 11 AM the
following Saturday morning—a second try after being forced to cancel their
planned sleepover last weekend because of a threatened eviction. With the
Family Sleepover rescheduled for this weekend, parents and families in the
greater New York City area are excited to demonstrate their support for this
growing movement creating real change for our children’s futures.
Occupy Wall Street is a place for everyone, including families. At the
Family Sleepover, families and children will find arts and crafts, a
children’s music sing along, a pizza party, and a bed time story. With the
help of various teacher and parent groups, such as the “School for the 99%,”
and the Occupy Wall Street Outreach team, the Family Sleepover will have a
sectioned off Child and Family Only area at Liberty Plaza.
Safety is the first measure on everyone’s mind. Security and strict
involvement rules will be taken at the event including a check in and check
out system with parent’s ID with a Parents for Occupy Wall Street security
person and an hourly headcount. All parents will be required to wear an
identifying T-shirt while working shifts around the hour. The police are
already aware of the group and will be checked in with hourly on the group’s
size and location.
The group’s goal is to raise awareness of the diversity of people supporting
the movement. In the press, there is an assumption that the only people
supporting the movement are solely homeless or unemployed when that couldn’t
be further from the truth. With even a short visit to Liberty Plaza, you
will see all walks of life supporting the movement, including middle class
With the Family Sleepover, Parents for Occupy Wall Street are Occupying to
speak up for the ones without a voice and make real change, change for their
Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 20, 2011, 11:06 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Supplies and Support Pour into Occupy Wall Street from Every Corner of the US
Occupiers Launch Tumblr Website Today: Gallery of Personal Notes of Support from Farmers, Veterans, Grandparents and "Knitters for Occupy Wall St"
Liberty Square, NY — Today we want to spotlight the tens of thousands of people from across the United States and around the world who are supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement by contributing blankets, clothing, food, money, and other needed supplies. The support has truly been overwhelming.
Over one month ago, hundreds, and then thousands, gathered in Liberty Square to protest unprecedented consolidation of wealth and power, plummeting household income, skyrocketing school debt, and a broken political system. In the weeks since, hundreds of thousands have rallied and occupied in cities and towns around the world. And people from every corner of the United States have sent donations of tarps, home baked pies, hand-knit mittens, and pizzas — with personal notes of solidarity and support.
OWS has compiled notes from supporters on a Tumblr site called Occupy Wall St. Care Packages:
This new site features only a tiny fraction of the thousands of packages and letters of support we have received. It includes messages like this one from Elora and Monte, supporters who live on a farm in West Virginia:
"We stand ready to help #OWS in any way we can, from out here 'Just Off the One-Lane Road...' And we are so grateful for all of you involved in this defense of America. We firmly believe this is "it." If we can't grab this democracy this time, we'll sink and it will be a long time before we will have this opportunity again. Thank you for taking time from your busy life to be there and to email us. Whatever we can do, we are pleased to be a part of this incredible Movement."
We know from history that social movements grow when they have a broad base of support. We are thankful that this movement has attained such a dramatic level of support in a short amount of time. We are hopeful that this people's movement will continue to grow.
Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 20, 2011, 12:31 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Liberty Square is a space created for culture and civics, for eduction, and building solidarity. A place to mint revolutionary thought, where the next generation of freedom fighters, organizers and artists will be raised. On Thursday, October 20th, at ten in the morning we will be reorganizing the square. Sanitation, and Town Planning are calling for #OWS to come out, grab a broom, a mop, and work to make the Square beautiful. This is a space for individuals of every age, race, creed and religion to enjoy. On Friday From 4pm - 11am there will be a Family sleep over. We need to create space and to welcome them into the #OWS!
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