“Occupy” America News

by on October 2, 2011 · 15 comments

in American Empire, Civil Disobedience, Civil Rights, Economy, Organizing, Popular

NYC Police and demonstrators on Brooklyn Bridge before 700 arrests. Oct 1, 2011.

Occupy San Diego: OccupySD.org, #OccupySD, Twitter, Facebook

There is so much going on right now all over the country (and world?) about these “Occupy” actions, it’s getting difficult to keep up. So, for right now, I’m posting links to interesting stuff involving these events.  And I’m constantly updating these reports.

  • Los Angeles: 1500 protesters march on City Hall, camp out on sidewalks. LA Times ; OccupyLA website; KPCC;
  • Those participating in Occupy Los Angeles march toward City Hall. Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

    Occupy Chicago

  • The United Steelworkers‘ union comes out in support of the Occupy Wall Street protesters:

“The United Steelworkers (USW) union stands in solidarity with and strongly supports Occupy Wall Street. The brave men and women, many of them young people without jobs, who have been demonstrating around-the-clock for nearly two weeks in New York City are speaking out for the many in our world. We are fed up with the corporate greed, corruption and arrogance that have inflicted pain on far too many for far too long.” Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), North America’s largest industrial union with 1.2 million active and retired members,

16 cities in California have Occupy actions either held or being planned:

  • Occupy Boston ; Friday night a crowd of 1,000; occupation in front of Federal Reserve Bank continues despite rain.

    MAKING A STAND: Occupy Boston members, who braved the rain and camped out in front of Boston’s Federal Reserve Bank, awake yesterday to continue their protest of Wall Street greed. Photo by Mark Garfinkel

  •  Toronto, Canada – Activists are planning an occupation of Toronto’s financial district, following in the footsteps of protesters currently camped out on Wall Street. A group calling itself Occupy Toronto Market Exchange has launched a website to organize a march on Bay Street beginning Oct. 15.  About 830 people on Facebook have replied they would attend the event in Toronto.
  • Occupations are also planned in the streets in other Canadian cities, including Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary.

To find out what other cities are doing around the country, go to occupy together.  Many locales are planning actions on October 15th.

Cities around the globe are also organizing occupy actions:

Many cities and countries have budding movements in solidarity.

 

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avatar Old Hermit Dave October 2, 2011 at 2:25 pm

I think all of this will provide finger moving for the iPhone people, but otherwise not accomplish a heck of a lot. Remember the BUMS in the congress and senate still get their pay and still have the power to give themselves a raise. So far there is no evidence that any super rich Americans are worried about any of this changing their life style.

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avatar Anna Daniels October 2, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Old Hermit Dave- can you give the effort just one more week to topple the corporatocracy???? Yes, I know it should have been accomplished in three weeks. :)

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avatar doug porter October 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Here’s Tony Krvaric, the local head of the Republican Party, who grew up with “Kill A Commie For Your Mommie.” (Really!) as his motto on the Occupy Movement via his Twitter Account:
“@Tony Krvaric You proud of that? Coalition of communists, socialists, hippies, anarchists, environmentalists, feminists, union goons. No thanks.”

I don’t know about the rest of you, but that’s best endorsement I’ve heard yet.

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avatar John October 11, 2011 at 7:25 pm

You mean this Tony Krvaric

“Currently a financial consultant and licensed securities broker, Tony Krvaric was born in Sweden in 1971 to a family of Croatian immigrants. He arrived in the United States in 1992 on an H1B visa, wanting to leave Swedish social democracy. Krvaric had been known even in his teens as a conservative; his motto was “Kill A Commie For Your Mommie.” In his official Republican party biography, Krvaric claims that he was inspired by the legacy of Ronald Reagan and criticized the European system for not providing an economic climate that would ?encourage free enterprise and competition.?”

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avatar doug porter October 12, 2011 at 8:28 am

Yup. Now that OccupySD is limited to 100 tents, there’s been discussion of an OccupyKrvaric movement.

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avatar John October 12, 2011 at 9:50 am

Tony Krvaric’s business, Krvaric Capital, and the Republican Party of San Diego County are one in the same – a twofer for the OccupyKrvaric movement!

Krvaric Capital and Republican Party of San Diego County
11440 West Bernardo Court, San Diego, CA 92127-1641

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avatar david October 2, 2011 at 4:17 pm

what are we waiting for! where is san diegos stock exchange or financial district. publish a meeting place and i’ll see all of you there!!!!

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avatar doug porter October 2, 2011 at 5:02 pm

hey dave… glad you’re interested. Start with this link http://obrag.org/?p=46145 for the San Diego Occupy info.

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avatar Anna Daniels October 2, 2011 at 5:49 pm

If you want to donate to OWC, here is a link to what they need and what you can do. There is a UPS store close by where non-perishables and money orders can be sent. There are also local restaurants and pizzerias (yes, there is an Occu-pie) which are accepting donations and delivering food.

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avatar Patty Jones October 2, 2011 at 10:43 pm

There are ways to help OccupySanDiego as well, and as soon as the details are worked out we will post them.

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avatar Fred Williams October 4, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Looking forward to learn more about how we can all help.

Best,

Fred

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avatar Rocky Neptun October 2, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Thank God, we have a new generation of youth taking to the streets to confront injustice and war. Those of us who are seasoned leftys and power liberals must stay away from the microphones, stages and media cameras, in spite of our reflexive ego stroking, this week-end and let the youth of our city not only articulate the future of their movement, but allow them to lead us timid reformists into confrontation and civil disobedience, even arrests. It is the only way to build solidarity across generations and economic classes, the only basis for true revoluntionay change and the only way we are going to find the collective courage to dis-engage ourselves from the U.S. Empire.

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avatar Don Ayers October 2, 2011 at 10:16 pm

You must be proud of protestor yelling “Shame” repeatedly to NYPD police officer. Good on you.

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avatar Annie October 2, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Thanks, Frank, for putting all this info in one place. You also did this type of thing during past elections and I appreciated it then too!

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avatar Fred Williams October 4, 2011 at 11:01 pm

“Occupy America”…I like that.

It’s bigger than just Wall Street in New York, or C Street in San Diego. It’s about how this world’s economy is to be organized in the future, because enough of us, regardless of political affiliation, can see where things are going now and simply won’t allow it to happen without a fight.

Best,

Fred

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