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OCCUPY MEDFORD Conducts ANTI-WALMART Action Sunday 24.Oct.2011 16:45

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Nine activists from OCCUPY MEDFORD met and bannered at the proposed South Medford Supercenter Wal-Mart site mid-day Sunday.

Two from the group were interviewed by a television reporter from Channel 10. One of the signs that greeted the traffic on Hwy 99 South was: WALMART IMPOVERISHING MEDFORD, and the others were mostly the Jobs with Justice's END CORPORATE GREED signs, plus a couple of handmade signs, END THE FED, for one.

The turnout this beautiful Sunday was disappointingly low, but made it possible for the core group to get better acquainted, exchange information, discuss strategy, and do advance planning for the bank action planned for Monday. The group is expectant that the bank action will draw a much larger crowd, and are looking for a portable megaphone to use at the protest action. They also are looking into ways to get a large banner to display at future actions so that the public driving by can easily identify the group as OCCUPY MEDFORD.

After about 2 hours the group broke up so members could prepare for, and begin distributing handbills publicizing tomorrow's action at the corporate banks - Bank of America and Chase - at Crater Lake Ave and Stevens near the Medford Center at noon.

Occupy Olympia 24.Oct.2011 16:49

anon

A few photos and video from occupy olympia

 http://olylug.org/read.php?82,22120

Another new group – Occupy Police 24.Oct.2011 16:55

anon

Another new group - Occupy Police - uses the mottos:

Police in Support of the 99%
and

We are the 99% Protecting 100%"
An October 21st posting at OccupyPolice.org states:

We are in open Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and all Occupy movements across the nation. We're starting off Day 1 with a mass e-mail to all police departments throughout the US. We want them to know that they ARE part of the 99% and to get involved with the movement. We openly support positive communication between Police/People and we encourage you to do the same."

Occupy Orlando: Orlando PD Arrests Peaceful Protesters for Gathering Legally 24.Oct.2011 16:58

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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3v8hxxnioqQ


In the early morning hours of October 22, 2011, 14 Orlando Police patrol cars and an arrest van pulled up to Senator Beth Johnson Park in Downtown Orlando. They did not come to keep the peace or to serve and protect.

They came to suppress the free speech and peaceable assembly rights of the Occupy Orlando movement by illegally arresting over 20 people who were peacefully demonstrating by sitting together in a circle and holding hands.

This was done in direct, blatant violation of their First Amendment Rights. Shame and condemnation upon the Orlando PD, the City of Orlando, and on Mayor Buddy Dyer. You've all forgotten who you work for.

Occupy Wall Street Demonstration - Kalispell Montana - 10/22/11 24.Oct.2011 17:28

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Occupy Wall Street Demonstration - Kalispell Montana - 10/22/11

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LxD_z3lnV8&feature=channel_video_title

Occupy Song - Asamblea Worldwide 24.Oct.2011 17:31

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Occupy Song - Asamblea Worldwide

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ewhgp-rZIX0

Occupy Ireland 24.Oct.2011 17:34

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OCCUPY IRELAND - "Make Bank Bondholders Pay! If They Didn't Share The Profits, Then We Won't Share The Losses!"

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=O4klALeFpvc
Video - Occupy Dame Street, Ireland - Oct. 22, 2011

Occupy the Hood Aims to Bring More Minorities Into the Occupy Wall Street Fold 24.Oct.2011 18:40

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Occupy Wall Street wants to represent the "99 percent." But if you've been down to observe the goings-on at Zuccotti Park, you'll have noticed that the majority of participants are white, which -- at the risk of sounding obvious! -- does not represent 99 percent of the U.S. population. Now, labor unions are in on the act repping more working-class minorities, but that isn't reflected in the makeup of the Zuccotti campers.
In response to OWS's crunchy white image, two activist friends based in Detroit and New York have started a sub-movement called Occupy the Hood, which is focused on bringing minorities into the protest. On Facebook, the group's page reads:
We are The Least Represented We are Among The Ignored We are Among The Unemployed We are Considered The Under Educated We are Considered The Minority We are The Consumers But most importantly WE ARE THE HOOD!!
The neighborHOODs is where the hearts of the people are. Our homes, our parks, our selves. It is in our best interest to have all abled voices heard to bring forth a peaceful solution in this world we have been given. There are millions of people that are effected by the Wall Street crisis. The questionable, unethical activities downtown Manhattan... and in Corporate America directly effects our economic struggles and the future of all business and personal endeavors.
Occupy the Hood is the brainchild of Malik Rhasaan, a construction worker and father of three from South Jamaica, Queens. He went down to Occupy Wall Street near the beginning and liked it, but "I noticed there isn't a strong black and Latino presence, or a strong Asian presence for that matter," he said. "I realized a lot of people just don't know about it."

International March To Athens, Next Step For Dignity! 24.Oct.2011 21:40

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...We will meet in Nice the 5th of November 2011 after the G20 Summit (30th October - 4th November) to organize ourselves and then leave within a few days. We will pass through different villages and cities in Italy, cross the Adriatic Sea from Bari to reach Greece, then walk to Athens as the final destiny. In both of Rome and Athens, we will participate in the *GlobalAgoras* which will be organized for the arrival of the marches.

*GlobalAgoras = Global + Agora (a public place of assembly in ancient Greek city-states)

more info:  link to takethesquare.net

Morocco - February 20 Movement for Change (20F) - Update 24.Oct.2011 22:30

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According to Kaosenlared.net, on October 15, 2001, protests held throughout Morocco were savagely repressed! Within the last four months two youths/organizers from the 20F movement have been killed.

October 13th: Mohamed Boudaroua was thrown off the roof of the The National Agency for Promotion of Jobs and Skills (ANAPEC) building, after protesting for ten days.

October 15th: protests across the country. In Rabat (capital of Morocco), police surrounded the Committee for the Abolition of Third World Debt (CADTM) building, holding those inside under siege for several hours. Then entered the building, beat and arrested several activists before releasing them.

Also protesting at the parliament building, some thirty ativists dressed as clowns were beaten by the thugs of the Makhzen* (State).


*The Makhzen are the governing elite in Morocco, centered around the king and consisting of royal notables, businessmen, wealthy landowners, tribal leaders, top-ranking military personnel, security service bosses, and other well-connected members of the establishment.

Link to Map of all protests in Morrocco (IMPRESSIVE)
 link to www.mamfakinch.com

Dispatch -- Occupy Eugene Wins City Council Approval 25.Oct.2011 04:47

Liam Kellen syntaxtour@efn.org

At 10PM on October 24, 2011, the City Council of Eugene Oregon voted 5 to 3 to suspend camping ordinance and recognize Occupation Eugene protest encampment at east end of Amazon Park. Mayor Kitty Piercy, although supportive, did not vote because council pluralilty passed the measure without her. Twenty Occupy Eugene activists adressed the council in a 2 1/2 debate. The cite is directly across the Willamette River from downtown Eugene.

Activists and homeless cried tears of joy, people in sweaters and ties hugged street family in black caharts they barely knew.

Both the council and the delegation from Occupy Eugene recognized the importance of showing the public a responsible policy regarding alchohol, fire, dogs, and other issues that were raised.

Occupy Oakland activists call for solidarity after police violence 25.Oct.2011 08:51

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 http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/25/18694892.php

"The camp looks like a tornado went through it. Everything is destroyed, and it is currently occupied by hundreds of police."
IndyBay spoke with Tim, an organizer with Occupy Oakland, at 7:45am on Tuesday, just a few hours after numerous police agencies raided the encampment, using rubber bullets, tear gas and flash-bang grenades against activists, before arresting dozens of them.

This is what he said: "Around 2am word spread that riot police were massing in around the area where Occupy Oakland has been for more than two weeks. Hundreds of people gathered and began to make non-violent barricades at all the entrances to the plaza.

At about 4:30am, riot police appeared on all corners of the encampment. There were roughly 500 to 700 riot police in total. The entire plaza was completely barricaded on all sides, with palates, trash cans, chairs, a gigantic christmas wreath, police barricades from a neighboring street.

Occupiers began chanting 'go home' as they always do when police show up at Occupy Oakland, but it quickly became clear that there was an overwhelming number of police from at least four different jurisdictions.

As people continued to chant and fell back within the barricade, off of the street, the police announced that we would be arrested within the encampment. They said [they'd use force to disperse demonstrators within] five minutes, and within a minute they fired the first rounds of flash-bang grenades and rubber bullets, and then tear gas into the camp, hitting and injuring multiple people.
We know of roughly 70 arrests and multiple injuries, none of them extremely serious, but many for sure."

Another round of arrests at Occupy San Jose 25.Oct.2011 08:52

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 http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/24/18694848.php

short film depicting occupiers in San Jose being arrested on Oct. 21st and the following rally to raise money for bail. All arrestees report not being read their rights. Many thanks to our legal team for keeping the time spent in jail to a minimum.

 http://www.indybay.org/uploads/2011/10/24/70107461.mp4

Occupy Oakland, large camp being broken up 25.Oct.2011 08:59

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in the early morning of Oct 25, the Occupy Oakland camp in Frank Ogawa Plaza (renamed Oscar Grant plaza) is being dispersed by police. They got their start a few days after Portland's, and grew to a couple hundred tents, with a similarly styled general assembly.

At least 40 were arrested so far, but there wasn't much battery involved (going by early reports). The city has stopped the transit stops near downtown. It's a developing situation.
Their livestream is still going if you read this in the morning, oct 25.
 http://www.livestream.com/occupyoakland

Live text update of events.
 http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/08/18692795.php

While riot police arrived with weapons, there was no riot this morning and some police acted decently (in contrast to previous incidents where officers were ordered to open fire with wooden dowel guns upon peaceful sign carriers at the Oakland docks, protesting shipment of goods to Iraq).

A day in the life of the Occupy Detroit protest 25.Oct.2011 10:56

repost from Mon, 24 Oct 2011

Interesting account of issues facing their occupation...

"Detroit — They're not all hippies. ---- They're not all anarchists or socialists. They're not a bunch of unemployed, uneducated, homeless people looking for a handout. ---- The 100 or so residents of Occupy Detroit have different backgrounds and varying political beliefs, but in a week, they have come together through the rain, cold winds and rats in Grand Circus Park because they want what is fair. ---- It's a broad and simple concept, but they believe with enough support, the corporate greed fueled by a lack of government regulation, as they say, can one day stop..." Url:  http://www.ainfos.ca/en/ainfos25564.html

Greece - Riot Granny 25.Oct.2011 11:15

repost from Athens Riots 19 Oct. 2011

"Athens gets a new symbol of hope and global resistance that makes its way into the limelight... the Riot Granny! The Riot Granny, fed up with police brutality, appeared out of nowhere determined to attack the greek riot police with stones and marbles. The footage is from October 19th during the Athens riots agains the austerity measures."

Hilarious Stuff ...  http://www.occupiedlondon.org/blog/2011/10/22/riot-granny/

Audio Interview: American Knucklehead in Portland Oregon 25.Oct.2011 13:12

joe anybody (re posting) iam@joeanybody.com

Audio interview from the American Knucklehead [podcast 11 minutes]

 http://www.americanknucklehead.com/podcasts/126

At 6:49 the interview starts with Occupy Portland activist Gambit McKay (one of the group's organizers)

At 9:18 the occupy and police subject

Occupy Portland Maine - recent events... 25.Oct.2011 13:21

Brian Bragdon - Occupy Portland Maine... thadeus2@maine.rr.com



Occupy San Diego Emergency Call Out 25.Oct.2011 14:08

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‎### emergency call to action!!!!!

occupy san diego civic center is surrounded by sdpd... it has been reported that there are an est. 50 foot patrol officers 1-20 patrol cars surrounding the civic centers as of 11:40am. osd occupiers are asking people to mobilize to the civic center and sit inside the area... there are est 100 people there now!!!

san diego occupiers are asking for your help!!!

New York cops defy order to arrest hundreds of ‘Occupy Albany’ protesters 25.Oct.2011 14:25

reposted from Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Albany protesters in New York's capital city received an unexpected ally over the week: The state and local authorities.

According to the Albany Times Union, New York state troopers and Albany police did not adhere to a curfew crackdown on protesters urged by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and Albany mayor Gerald Jennings.

Mass arrests seemed to be in the cards once Jennings directed officers to enforce the curfew on roughly 700 protesters occupying the city owned park. But as state police joined the local cops, protesters moved past the property line dividing city and state land.

With protesters acting peacefully, local and state police agreed that low level arrests could cause a riot, so they decided instead to defy Cuomo and Jennings.

"We don't have those resources, and these people were not causing trouble," a state official said. "The bottom line is the police know policing, not the governor and not the mayor."


 http://occupywallst.org/forum/police-refuse-to-arrest-in-albany/

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2011/10/411632.shtml

Eugene City Council Votes 5 to 3 Exempt Camping Ban for Occupy Eugene. 25.Oct.2011 14:27

Laim Kellen syntaxtour@yahoo.com

More to follow. Cheers erupt throughout Occupy Eugene hillsides.

At 10PM on October 24, 2011, the City Council of Eugene Oregon voted 5 to 3 to suspend camping ordinance and recognize Occupation Eugene protest encampment at east end of Amazon Park. Mayor Kitty Piercy, although supportive, did not vote because council pluralilty passed the measure without her. Twenty Occupy Eugene activists adressed the council in a 2 1/2 debate. The cite is directly across the Willamette River from downtown Eugene.

Activists and homeless cried tears of joy, people in sweaters and ties hugged street family in black caharts they barely knew.

Both the council and the delegation from Occupy Eugene recognized the importance of showing the public a responsible policy regarding alchohol, fire, dogs, and other issues that were raised. Even conservative councilers who voted against the camping ban exemption recognized the importance to standing up against the robber baron 1% and solving the homeless issue plagueing the 99%.


 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2011/10/411633.shtml

Occupy Oakland March Shuts Down Chase Bank Branch 25.Oct.2011 16:19

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Oakland 550 cops 25.Oct.2011 18:32

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Oakland Police tear gassing the occupy protesters on Tuesday 10.24.11

Info from Twitter #occupyoakland

 https://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23occupyoakland

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robvatoRoberto Lovato

Sgt announcing "unlawful assembly" & about to arrest everybody #occupyoakland #ows  http://twitpic.com/75tvz4

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#OccupyOakland demonstrators marching through the streets  http://tinyurl.com/4xt5qlq /via @abc7newsBayArea

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_kslKate Stayman-London

At #occupyoakland, cops teargas peaceful protesters in Oscar Grant Plaza, named for peaceful man killed by cops. #irony  http://twitpic.com/75ttgw

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#occupyoakland RT @garonsen They've just warned everyone they have 5 mins to leave before arrest. Someone nearby thinks teargas is coming.

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#occupyoakland more tear gas coming I hear

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And what exactly are the #OccupyOakland protesters doing that warrants tear gas and rubber bullets? Protesting?

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Cops are gassinng folks in Oakland? They realize this is the town that spawned the Raiders right? Cops are playing with fire. #OccupyOakland

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RT @northoaklandnow: #OccupyOakland protesters chant, "Occupy, shut it down, Oakland is the people's town"

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RT"@garonsen: They've just warned everyone they have 5 mins to leave before arrest. Someone nearby thinks teargas is coming. #occupyoakland"

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RT @EastBayExpress: Sergeant on megaphone, telling us to leave, he's standing in intersection 14th & B'way. Arrests imminent. #occupyoakland



14th and Broadway: order to leave #OccupyOakland


Officers say, "if you stay, regardless of your purpose, you will be arrested." #OccupyOakland

59 seconds ago


RT @JoshuaHol: If you refuse to move, chemical agents will be deployed. -opd #OccupyOakland

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MT @odyssey00 by polymath22 @OccupyLA: #occupyoakland Tear gas & rubber bullets allegedly being fired NOW on crowd of up to 1,000 marching.

Occupy Sacramento protesters go to court 25.Oct.2011 22:28

reposted from Indybay

DAY 20:
Occupy Sacramento protesters first court date
Wednesday, despite District Attorney's pledge
not to prosecute; City says it will take over

SACRAMENTO - Twenty Occupy Sacramento demonstrators who were arrested on the first day of the occupation Oct. 6 will make the first court appearance for Occupy Sacramento WEDNESDAY (Oct. 26) at Sacramento Superior Courthouse (720 9th St.). 75 have been arrested at Occupy Sacramento since Oct. 6.

There will be a rally and press conference at 8:15 a.m. on the 9th St. side of the courthouse.

All of those due to appear at arraignments Wednesday were arrested for "unlawful assembly" (409 pc), although the County District Attorney announced Monday she was not going to prosecute it, saying no crime was committed by demonstrators.

Volunteer lawyers said they expect the city of Sacramento to file new charges Wednesday, and prosecute them - an unusual move by the City Attorney.

"The unlawful assembly charge is a police or city-created crime. It cannot prevail in court," said civil rights attorney Jeff Kravitz early Monday when he appeared with other pro bono lawyers. He predicted the DA would not go forward with the charges, and later Monday the DA confirmed it.

 http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/25/18695066.php

City Occupied: Wall Sitter Remains Perched High Above City Council in San Jose 25.Oct.2011 22:30

reposted from Indybay

"Cracker" is still sending his message from the top of a 36 foot tall, 5 foot wide structure at City Hall in San Jose. Occupiers were raided by police again early this morning, tents removed, and arrests made. Cracker looked down on it all from his perch above.

In the wee hours of Tuesday, San Jose police once again raided the occupation site next to San Jose City Hall. The "we are the 99%" movement began there on October 2nd. At various times there have been between 3 and more than a dozen tents erected for a 24-7 occupation.

Protesters have come to expect police raids at about 3:30 a.m. They began last Friday, October 21. On Tuesday morning, October 25, seven protesters were arrested. Four were taken to jail on charges of illegal camping and three were cited and released for trespassing.
27 year old Shaun O'Kelly, known as "Cracker", scaled a 36-foot wall outside San Jose City Hall Monday morning and spent the night up on the five-foot wide ledge.

Corporate media reports SJPD as saying he will likely be arrested on both an illegal camping and trespassing charges when he comes down. Cracker says he will stay up there as long as he can.

Supporters are providing him with food, water, and blankets through a makeshift pulley system. Police had initially said they would not try to get him down, but they have spoken to him from a set of stairs where their shouts can be heard, encouraging him to descend. So far, Cracker is resolved to remain.

City Occupied: Wall Sitter Remains Perched High Above City Council in San Jose 25.Oct.2011 22:32

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Two arrests at Occupy Arcata 25.Oct.2011 22:35

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Two protesters were arrested yesterday at the Occupy Arcata protest site. The trouble started when officers tried to give a ticket to a protester for having a tent. Police arrested him after he refused to sign the ticket. One other activist was also arrested for reasons that are not clear. Both were taken to Humboldt County Jail. Police took the one tent that was at the site. Now there are several tents. The police action seems to have galvanized the activists and brought more community support. Occupiers have been camped in the center of the Arcata plaza for over a week.

Occupy Oakland -- things are starting to look like Cairo 26.Oct.2011 13:52

http://whatreallyhappened.com

Marine veteran fights for life after suffering skull fracture and brain swelling from police gas canister during Occupy Oakland clashes

Read more:  link to www.dailymail.co.uk

Occupy Oakland: second Iraq war veteran injured after police clashes 05.Nov.2011 09:07

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Kayvan Sabehgi in intensive care with a lacerated spleen after protests in Oakland, a week after Scott Olsen was hurt.
He says police beat him with batons

 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/04/occupy-oakland-second-veteran-injured

Occupy the Gorge 07.Nov.2011 13:01

Billray

Check out  occupythegorge@ymail.com to see the action in the Columbia River Gorge from the OccupyMosier
encampment which has included a demonstration at Bank of America in The Dalles, in Bingen & White Salmon with more to come. (Mosier pop. 450)

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