Anonymous / Occupy Sacramento – Burn Brighter Than The Sun (HD)

This video is dedicated to all the homeless people in Sacramento. To all those who have lost loved ones due to the police/sheriff corruption in Sacramento; and to all those who have died for the cause of freedom. A special dedication also to the 21 Occupiers who stood behind me in solidarity and were arrested on December 8th 2011 in Cezar Chavez Park. Remember brothers and sisters…. Si… Se PUEDE!!!!!!!! Happy Leap Year 2012!!!! The Bill of Rights, and the first Amendment right to Freedom of Speech and Freedom of … Continued

PoC Support Occupy AIPAC and Solidarity with Palestine (فلسطين)

Our aspirations overlap; our struggles converge. Our oppressors, whether greedy corporations or military occupations, are united in profiting from wars, pillage, environmental destruction, repression and impoverishment. We must unite in our common quest for freedoms, equal rights, social and economic justice, environmental sanity, and world peace.-BNC

In solidarity with the Washington Peace Center, Institute of Policy Studies, End the Occupation of Palestine, Alliance for Global Justice, Code Pink and 100 more organization, Occupy DC’s People of Color Working Group stands in support of Occupy AIPAC.

Special interest lobbying groups and war profiteers make up part of the 1% profiting from exploitation, societal injustice and oppression. Special interest lobbying groups like American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) are once again pushing us into war. Just as AIPAC pushed for war with Iraq, they are now dragging us into war with Iran.

AIPAC is among the ten most powerful lobbying groups in DC and has great influence over American politicians. Senators and representatives of both parties attend AIPAC’s annual conference in droves. Many take generous campaign contributions from this group. With a budget of over $30 billion, it is no wonder many on Capitol Hill consider it one of the most powerful and effective lobbies in the nation’s capital.

Our communities have long been subjected to AIPAC’s exploitation, war crimes, military occupation, and manipulation of US foreign policy. Not only are the people of the Middle East negatively impacted by the policies and actions that AIPAC is influencing, but US communities of color are disproportionately impacted by their imperialist agenda. The war on terror and its subsequent military actions have targeted Arab and Muslim communities with surveillance, racial profiling, and illegal detention across the globe. Young people of color across the US are disproportionately targeted by military recruiters to fight wars that create profits for corporations like Blackwater and Haliburton.

It is time for each of us to make a choice. Do we stand for justice for all? Or do we sit and do nothing as others are oppressed in our name? Do we stand against the wrongful occupation and oppression of our comrades within the global 99%? Or do we sit and allow AIPAC, to steal our money and send us into an unjustifiable war? Do we act in the true spirit of equality, or do we remain silent and betray the meaning of solidarity?

We must expose AIPAC and let the politicians and the public know that Israeli apartheid, violence, and oppression of indigenous people since 1948, is unacceptable and we will fight back. On March 2nd-6th, Join us as we Occupy AIPAC! Put the money into human needs NOT WAR. We demand investment for Schools, Hospitals, and Jobs not War! Find out here what else the $30 billion dollars could have been used for in your community.http://aidtoisrael.org/section.php?id=379.

3/3/2012: Amendments to the Statement of Autonomy from Owen

I would like to request that the following proposal for minor editing of the Statement of Autonomy be placed on the agenda for Saturday March 3, 2012.

Because of the recent tensions which have arisen surrounding funding a review of the Declaration of Solidarity seems timely.

http://www.nycga.net/resources/statement-of-autonomy/

I have come across two things that need attention:

First, there is no date on the page stating when the Statement of Autonomy was consensed upon at the General Assembly (Nov. 11, 2011)…

Second, the following sentence (second paragraph of SoA) needs editing for clarity:

” We provide a forum for peaceful assembly of individuals to engage in participatory as opposed to partisan debate and democracy.”

I believe the sentence should read:
We provide a forum for peaceful assembly of individuals to engage in participatory democracy as opposed to partisan debate.

I am about to translate this and would like it to be corrected.

A proposal: Two Minor Editing Changes to the Statement of Autonomy

1) The date of November 10, 2011 be reflected on the site: http://www.nycga.net/resources/statement-of-autonomy/
2) That the following sentence (second paragraph of SoA), which reads:

” We provide a forum for peaceful assembly of individuals to engage in participatory as opposed to partisan debate and democracy.”

Be edited to read:
We provide a forum for peaceful assembly of individuals to engage in participatory democracy as opposed to partisan debate.

PROPOSED BY: Owen

Revision History:

  • March 2, 2012 at 6:29 pm by Christina (Facilitation) (displayed above)
  • March 2, 2012 at 6:29 pm by Christina (Facilitation)

Request for Solidarity with The Line

Request for Solidarity with The Line

The Line is the world’s longest unemployment line for 14 minutes - 1
minute for each of the 1 million currently unemployed Americans.

THE LINE
TUESDAY, MARCH 6th, 2012
 8:14- 8:28am

Join 5,000 citizens to form the world’s largest unemployment line
stretching on Broadway from the bull on Wall Street to Times Square.
We will hold pink slips above our heads for 14 minutes in solidarity
with the 14 million currently unemployed. The action will be a
stunning visual evocation of the need for policies that encourage job
creation versus tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest one
percent.

We are looking for collaborating organizations to help turn out people
for this action. We need between 40 and 70 people per block. Each
organization will also be responsible for designating a “block
captain” who will be in communication with the logistics team for the
project.

We are also looking for experienced organizers, though we already have
a number on board.

We are looking for people willing to stand in for the unemployed for
14 minutes March 6, 2012 at 8.14am.

Participants should arrive at 8 AM on March 6th at their assigned
location. There they will be given their pink slips and will form a
line on the sidewalk of their assigned block. They will hold the slips
above their heads for 14 minutes.

Please email theline2012@gmail.com if you or your organization wants
to take part.

You may also visit our website at: http://theline2012.wordpress.com/

facebook event invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/260930897301189/

Revision History:

March 1st Occupy for Education in Pictures!

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On March 1st, 2012, members of Occupy Boston, Occupy UMass Boston, Occupy Harvard, Students Occupy and others gathered at Dewey Square for a Day of Action against Student Debt. It was a spirited turnout despite the cold and rainy weather.

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After marching through the Financial District, the group went to City Hall.

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From Boston City Hall, the group marched to the State House where White Ribbon Day Events were taking place. A moment of silence was observed in solidarity with these events.

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The march then took to the streets around the Common.

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Everyone then gathered at the Hooker Entrance of the State House for a speak out.

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The speak out then moved inside the State House.

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Activists celebrated a successful day of action before dispersing at 4:00 PM.