OWS Report 27 Oct: Occupy Rising

Report by NYCLAW
Published: 27/10/11

NYC Labor Against the War
10. 27 Occupy Wall Street Report:
Occupy Rising

Oakland Re-Occupation, October 26

’We propose a city wide general strike [on November 2] and we propose we invite all students to walk out of school. Instead of workers going to work and students going to school, the people will converge on downtown Oakland to shut down the city.

–General Assembly, Occupy Oakland



Quan, Shunned, Reverses Occupy Ban

Mayor reopens plaza to protesters, promises dialogue and “minimum police presence“ if demonstrations stay peaceful.


Oakland Police Violence Raises the Stakes for the OWS Movement

“You see all these people here?“ a protester asked, as we rinsed the residue of tear gas out of our eyes a few blocks from Frank Ogawa Plaza.“They’re all going home more radicalized than when they arrived.“


Police Stay Away As Occupy Oakland Protesters Tear Down Fence

When a handful of protesters jumped the fence, the crowd began to chant: “Go around. Go around.“ A few others retorted: “Tear it down.“ By 7 p. m. , demonstrators had quietly taken the fence down and the crowd began flooding onto lawn.“Hey look,“ one man said.“We retook the plaza. Whaddaya know?“ There were no police in sight.


The arms firm behind the suppression of #OccupyOakland and Palestine’s popular struggle

The police repression on display in Oakland reminded me of tactics I witnessed the Israeli army employ against Palestinian popular struggle demonstrations in occupied West Bank villages like Nabi Saleh, Ni’lin and Bilin. So I was not surprised when I learned that the same company that supplies the Israeli army with teargas rounds and other weapons of mass suppression is selling its dangerous wares to the Oakland police.



We propose a city wide general strike and we propose we invite all students to walk out of school. Instead of workers going to work and students going to school, the people will converge on downtown Oakland to shut down the city.


Hands Off Occupy Oakland-ILWU Calls For Labor Backing Of Occupation

Hundreds of supporters of Occupy Oakland attended a rally on October 22, 2011 and called for the defense of the occupation. ILWU Local 10 Executive Board member Clarence Thomas called on all unions and the entire labor movement to defend the occupation against threats by Mayor Quan and the city of Oakland to shut it down.

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Marines around the world are outraged by the injuries inflicted by police on Scott Olsen at Tuesday’s Occupy Oakland protests. Olsen is in a medically-induced coma after getting hit in the head by a police projectile.


Iraq Veterans Against the War | You are not alone

Take action now to support Scott Olsen! During last night’s police riots in Oakland, Scott Olsen, a two time Iraq veteran, was hit in the forehead with a tear gas cannister (Just like Tristan). The police then threw flash bang grenades at the people who stopped to try to help him. Scott is now in the hospital in critical condition. People all over the world stepped up to help Tristan in his time of need, now its time for us to band together for Scott. Stand up to police violence, from Palestine to Oakland, Justice for Scott Olsen!


FLASHBACK: Oakland Paid $2 Million Settlement After Attacking Dozens Of Antiwar Protesters In 2003

The Oakland Police Department’s heavy-handed use of force -- which included using flash grenades, rubber bullets, and tear gas -- shocked the world as the city moved to crack down on Occupy Oakland. But the harsh crackdown was not without a historical precedent.


Hip-Hop N’ Politics: Black Panther Party: Commemorating Power To The People For 45 Years! - “Power To The People“ [Video]

Although they are not the first organization to be named the ’Black Panthers’ -- nor are they the first to utilize the fierce feline as its representative -- the self-determining political party established by Oakland, California’s Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton during October 1966 is usually the most familiar one to the masses.



ATLANTA: Occupy Atlanta says it will go on | ajc. com

“It’s only going to make it stronger,“ said John Reynolds, 25, a freelance photographer from North Druid Hills.“People who did not come out before will now see our First Amendment rights being trampled.“


CHICAGO: Occupy Chicago marches on City Hall

About 150 protesters with Occupy Chicago marched on City Hall this afternoon aiming to speak with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and “assert our First Amendment rights.“


CHICAGO: Even in Democratic Chicago, City Unions Under Fire

“They’ve gone on a union-busting campaign,“ said Kelly, the transit union chief.“And he’s counting on the average person, especially those (who are) unemployed or are struggling, to be angry at the unions.“


CLEVELAND: Occupy Movement Scores Huge Victory in Cleveland After Seeking a Federal Injunction Eliminating Curfew

Last Friday night, members of the group Occupy Cleveland, which have been demonstrating on Public Square in downtown Cleveland since early October, were told that they must vacate the premises as the permit they had been granted by the city expired at 10pm.


LOS ANGELES: Mayor Villaraigosa: Occupy L. A. ’cannot continue indefinitely’

Occupy L. A. : Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Occupy Los Angeles protesters camping out at City Hall “cannot continue indefinitely“ and that he has instructed city officials to begin drafting rules that would restrict when and how people are allowed on city property.


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