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Thursday, October 20, 2011

October2011.org News: Jim Hightower, Community Teach-ins and Talks and Actions!




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Dear Friend,

 It has been an active week at Freedom Plaza with lots of challenges and opportunities.

The week began with a great speech from Cornel West that led to an impromptu march to the U.S. Supreme Court, where the Freedom Plaza occupiers held signs on the Supreme Court steps urging an end to corporate personhood, claiming money is not speech and seeking human needs not corporate greed.  It is illegal to hold signs on the Supreme Court steps – that's right with a Constitution that says "Congress shall make no law abridging" our Freedom of Speech, you can't hold a sign on the Supreme Court steps.  Nineteen people were arrested, including Dr. West, and in an unusual move they were all held overnight in the DC lock-up.Video here.  The next day they dropped the charges, so they were essentially punished for exercising their Freedom of Speech and not given a trial.

Thursday and Friday, Freedom Plaza had actions where we shut down Citibank.  See article and video here and here.  After they reported their 7thconsecutive quarter of immense profits and they made a deal with the SEC where they paid a $280 million dollar fine for profiting $1 billion in sales of corrupt mortgage derivatives. With that lack of accountability where Citibank profits over $700 million after paying the fine, they are sure to be a repeat offender.

The challenges we face are large.  The Park Police are regularly coming by to videotape our activities.  We have been told they are building a case to evict us.  While we have a permit, the tents, sleeping out and some of the food services violate the permit.  We believe our permit is the First Amendment which says we have the Freedom to Assemble to redress grievances.  That is exactly what we are doing and we are having an impact on the political debate.   We wanted to alert you to this because we will need support if the police come to remove us.  

We keep our needs list updated.  You can see it here.

Please join us Saturday at 12 noon for a visit by Jim Hightower and Sunday at 4 pm for a teach-in by members of the April 6 Revolutionary Movement of Egypt. The evening discussions on Saturday and Sunday are Education and the Environment. There will be a teach-in by Free My City, an educational group in DC, at 5 pm on Saturday. See the Current Schedule of Events.

On Monday, we have an action planned regarding Housing. Not only are there record foreclosures in the US, but now legislation has been introduced providing automatic visas to people from other countries who can buy at least $500,000 worth of real estate. We need you to make it a success. Please join us Monday at 9 am on Freedom Plaza for a march to the action.

Thanks for all your support.  We are working hard to turn this country around.  We all know how off track it is and that only the people united, in solidarity, can shift power to the people and end corporate rule.

In Peace and Solidarity
October2011.org Movement
 

 
 
 
 

PEOPLE WHO HAVE PLEDGED TO BE THERE!

Andy Shallal
Ann Wright
Anthony Arnove
Baldemar Velasquez
Ben Manski
Bhikkhu Bodhi
Bill Moyer
Bill Quigley
Bob Fitrakis
Brian Becker
Carlos Perez
Chris Hedges
Coleen Rowley
Cornel West
Dave Rovics
David Cobb
David Himmelstein
David Lindorff
David Swanson
Debra Sweet
Dennis Trainor, Jr.
Derrick Jensen
Diane Wilson
Diane Wittner
Elaine Brower
Ellen Barfield
Ellen Davidson
Glen Ford
Harvey Wasserman
Howie Hawkins
Jack Balkwill
Jane Hamsher
Jeff Cohen
Jodie Evans
Joe Lombardo
Joyce Scott
Kevin Zeese
Larisa Alexandrovna
Larry Pinkney
Lenni Brenner
Lisa Simeone
Margaret Flowers
Maria Allwine
Matt Power
Matthew Rothschild
Medea Benjamin
Michael Prysner
Mike Ferner
Namoli Brennet
Nicole Sandler
Paul Glover
Rabbi Michael Lerner
Ray McGovern
Rev. Graylan Hagler
Richard Grossman
Rob Kall
Rosa Clemente
Russell Mokhiber
Scott Harris
Scott Horton
Shahid Buttar
Sibel Edmonds
Steffie Woolhandler
Tarak Kauff
Ted Rall
The Yes Men
Tim Carpenter
Vicente Navarro
Watermelon Slim
Zach Choate

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Friday, October 14, 2011

October2011.org News: Protect Occupy Wall Street!







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Dear Friends,

We are asking you to show solidarity for Occupy Wall Street
Tomorrow Morning at 6:00 AM, Friday, October 14.

Mayor Bloomberg has threatened to shut down Occupy Wall Street.

EMERGENCY ACTION IS NEEDED! We urge everyone who can to join them on Liberty Plaza in New York City tomorrow early in the morning as the attack on the occupiers is scheduled to begin at 7 AM.

The Occupy Movement has taken off across the country as Americans step up to challenge the unfairness of the U.S. economy.

Americans are finding their political voices after corporate power has shut them out of politics.

Do not let Mayor Bloomberg shut down this public discourse.  Take action to stop Brookfield Properties from prohibiting sleeping in Zuccotti Park. Stand in unity with Occupy Wall Street.

The October2011.org Movement has some of its core organizers going to Wall Street to help defend them against the billionaire mayor’s attack.

If you cannot be in New York we urge you to call Mayor Bloomberg and express your outrage at undermining constitutionally protected rights to Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Assemby. Call 212-New-York.  If you are in New York City call 311. Or you can occupy a local Brookfield Property
 

Thank you for taking action.
 

In Solidarity,

October2011.org Movement

 
 
 
 

PEOPLE WHO HAVE PLEDGED TO BE THERE!

Andy Shallal
Ann Wright
Anthony Arnove
Baldemar Velasquez
Ben Manski
Bhikkhu Bodhi
Bill Moyer
Bill Quigley
Bob Fitrakis
Brian Becker
Carlos Perez
Chris Hedges
Coleen Rowley
Cornel West
Dave Rovics
David Cobb
David Himmelstein
David Lindorff
David Swanson
Debra Sweet
Dennis Trainor, Jr.
Derrick Jensen
Diane Wilson
Diane Wittner
Elaine Brower
Ellen Barfield
Ellen Davidson
Glen Ford
Harvey Wasserman
Howie Hawkins
Jack Balkwill
Jane Hamsher
Jeff Cohen
Jodie Evans
Joe Lombardo
Joyce Scott
Kevin Zeese
Larisa Alexandrovna
Larry Pinkney
Lenni Brenner
Lisa Simeone
Margaret Flowers
Maria Allwine
Matt Power
Matthew Rothschild
Medea Benjamin
Michael Prysner
Mike Ferner
Namoli Brennet
Nicole Sandler
Paul Glover
Rabbi Michael Lerner
Ray McGovern
Rev. Graylan Hagler
Richard Grossman
Rob Kall
Rosa Clemente
Russell Mokhiber
Scott Harris
Scott Horton
Shahid Buttar
Sibel Edmonds
Steffie Woolhandler
Tarak Kauff
Ted Rall
The Yes Men
Tim Carpenter
Vicente Navarro
Watermelon Slim
Zach Choate

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October2011.org: Define our vision


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Dear Friends,

One of the beautiful aspects of the occupation is that it has brought people out into the open to talk about the issues. Everywhere we look right now as we gaze out at Freedom Plaza in Washington DC, people are engaged in conversations. Some are standing in groups, and some are sitting in circles in the assembly area or between the tents.

Throughout the day, people wander through Freedom Plaza to read the signs scattered about "Human Needs not Corporate Greed," "We are the 99% and so are you," and " Money for people, not for wars." 

This is the first step in this evolution to a more peaceful, just and sustainable planet. For too long we have been focused on divisions. Now we are finding what unites us.

Increasing numbers of people are becoming unemployed, uninsured, losing their homes or pensions or dignity. Students are dropping out of college due to cost or graduating with lifelong debt in a deteriorating job market. The days of sitting in silence and blaming ourselves for not working hard enough are over.

The first step in the process of change is awareness of the problem. We are encouraging all people to come out of their homes. Join us in the streets either through your local occupation or on the local playground. Talk to those around you. Talk about the way things are with increasing wealth disparity and poverty. Talk about the way you want things to be - a society based on openness, acceptance, honesty, transparency and kindness.

We invite you to join us in Freedom Plaza each evening during the General Assembly. It begins at 6:00 pm eastern time. You can join us in person or via livestream on the website. We are going to devote a portion of each meeting to a discussion of one of the fifteen issues and the solutions we would like to see.

The schedule is below. Join us, talk about it and share what you learn with your family, friends and colleagues. This is the first step in the nonviolent transformation of our country.

Wednesday, Oct. 12: Corporatism

Thursday, Oct. 13: Militarism and War

Friday, Oct. 14: Human Rights

Saturday, Oct. 15:Worker Rights and Jobs

Sunday, Oct. 16: Government

Monday, Oct. 17: Elections

Tuesday, Oct. 18: Criminal Justice and Prisons

Wednesday, Oct. 19: Healthcare

Thursday, Oct. 20: Education

Friday, Oct. 21:Housing

Saturday, Oct. 22: Environment

Sunday, Oct. 23: Finance and the Economy

Monday, Oct. 24: Media

Tuesday, Oct. 25: Food and Water

Wednesday, Oct. 26: Transportation

Now that we have a four month permit, we need donations to help sustain the community. Please see our wishlist online or make a donation if you are able.

In peace and solidarity,
The October2011 Movement

 
 
 
 

PEOPLE WHO HAVE PLEDGED TO BE THERE!

Andy Shallal
Ann Wright
Anthony Arnove
Baldemar Velasquez
Ben Manski
Bhikkhu Bodhi
Bill Moyer
Bill Quigley
Bob Fitrakis
Brian Becker
Carlos Perez
Chris Hedges
Coleen Rowley
Cornel West
Dave Rovics
David Cobb
David Himmelstein
David Lindorff
David Swanson
Debra Sweet
Dennis Trainor, Jr.
Derrick Jensen
Diane Wilson
Diane Wittner
Elaine Brower
Ellen Barfield
Ellen Davidson
Glen Ford
Harvey Wasserman
Howie Hawkins
Jack Balkwill
Jane Hamsher
Jeff Cohen
Jodie Evans
Joe Lombardo
Joyce Scott
Kevin Zeese
Larisa Alexandrovna
Larry Pinkney
Lenni Brenner
Lisa Simeone
Margaret Flowers
Maria Allwine
Matt Power
Matthew Rothschild
Medea Benjamin
Michael Prysner
Mike Ferner
Namoli Brennet
Nicole Sandler
Paul Glover
Rabbi Michael Lerner
Ray McGovern
Rev. Graylan Hagler
Richard Grossman
Rob Kall
Rosa Clemente
Russell Mokhiber
Scott Harris
Scott Horton
Shahid Buttar
Sibel Edmonds
Steffie Woolhandler
Tarak Kauff
Ted Rall
The Yes Men
Tim Carpenter
Vicente Navarro
Watermelon Slim
Zach Choate

To see more names

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

My father

Phillip --

I knew that when my father left the White House 10 years ago, he was not going to stop working to give people the opportunities, health, and tools necessary to live a better life.

His vision of a more equal and prosperous world motivated his decision to run for his first public office (and all thereafter). It is that same force that motivates his work with the Clinton Foundation today.

As we celebrate 10 years of my father's foundation this year, we're looking to the future, and asking friends and allies to be part of creating that future.

Please share your thoughts on what challenges you think the Clinton Foundation should tackle in the next 10 years -- and please let my father know that you will stand with him in this work.

I recently had the honor of attending the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) -- an annual meeting he organizes to inspire, connect, and empower a community of global leaders to forge solutions to the world's most pressing challenges.

The experience was invigorating, but it is the action that comes out of these meetings that is truly inspiring. Since the first meeting in 2005, members have made more than 2,000 commitments, which have already improved the lives of 300 million people in more than 180 countries.

That same commitment to meaningful and sustainable results can be seen in the remarkable work of the Clinton Foundation over the past decade -- transforming lives by giving people across the globe the tools they need to create better lives for themselves and their communities:

-- 4 million people in 70 countries are benefiting from lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatments at reduced prices;
-- 26,000 entrepreneurs, small business owners, and smallholder farmers are improving their families' livelihoods and their communities;
-- 30 million kids in the United States and Latin America are receiving more nutritious meals in schools; and
-- 4.5 million trees have been planted in Malawi and Rwanda, benefiting over 8,000 farmers.

I am very proud of the incredible work my father's foundation does -- every day, all year long, in every corner of the globe -- to change the course of people's lives for the better.

He inspires so many of us; he inspires me every day. So, let's give a little inspiration back as he embarks on his next 10 years of service to our global community.

Please send your thoughts about where the Clinton Foundation should go in the future -- and please let my father know that we'll stand with him as he continues his work around the world:

http://my.democrats.org/Clinton-Foundation

Thank you,

Chelsea Clinton


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