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Occupy Wall St. is three years old this month, and it's not going anywhere

We Are the 99%: The Focus of Our Rage (part two)

by Rev. Paul J. Bern

 

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O.A. MAY DAY Planning Meeting

Date/Time: 
Sun, 03/24/2013 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: 
Woodruff / Troy Davis Park Atlanta
Peachtree Street Free Parking in many surrounding areas on Sunday, check signs!
Atlanta, GA
United States

   In continuation from Sunday the 17th planning meeting in the park, we will be meeting to closer outline the plans for Food, Entertainment, Education/Free School, Films, & other activities for May Day.  We need potential entertainers & other volunteers for the event to come to this meeting so we can start finalizing activities.  The following Facebook event exists for RSVP/Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/440808695999240     The Formal Meeting will be held in Woodruff/Troy Davis Park Downtown at 3pm on Sunday, March 24 2013.  Arriving earlier (2pm or so) will allow greater pre-meeting discussion time.  Several people will already be on location for Food Not Bombs.

   *** You may also contact Patrick Guinn at  Atlantica415@Gmail.Com  if You cannot attend this meeting, but have ideas, input or would be interested in being involved in the May Day Events.

Imagining the Post-Occupy Social Movement

If one were to honestly assess Occupy's current strengths and weaknesses as a movement, confusion must be the inevitable result. This is because Occupy is not one movement, but an umbrella term that encompasses several different groups that have varied aims, organizational structures, and gaping theoretical differences.

Occupy may not be dead, but its power as a powerful social movement has surely been splintered into a dozen or so mini-movements. For example, a good, broad definition of a social movement is a large group of people who collectively try to achieve certain agreed on goals.

A social movement without common goals does not move in one direction, but many; an organization without a common set of principles or agreed upon demands is not a “group,” but "groups.”

Occupy GSU Teach-in about Police Brutality

Date/Time: 
Thu, 03/29/2012 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Georgia State University Courtyard
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
United States

OCCUPY ATLANTA AND TAKE BACK THE BLOCK SHUT DOWN CHASE BANK; 8 OCCUPIERS ARRESTED

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Today, February 10th, 2012, Occupy Atlanta and Take Back the Block sat in at the Chase Bank located in the Edgewood Retail District. This action is part of a larger campaign against Chase Bank in getting the deed back from Chase to the Pittman family. Carmen Pittman, the granddaughter of the late Eloise Pittman, was arrested along with seven others. This was the first time--since the occupation movement shifted its focus to foreclosure--that a homeowner was involved in direct action. They are now known as the Chase Eight.

Longshore Workers, Truckers: Shut the Ports, Coast to Coast!

The Internationalist
December 2011

Following Dec. 12 West Coast Port Blockade Longshore Workers, Truckers: Shut the Ports, Coast to Coast!

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Occupy protesters blockade the port of Oakland, California, December 12. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Class War on the West Coast Docks

DECEMBER 28 – Following the nationally coordinated police evictions last month of Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Oakland and encampments across the country, on December 12 the Occupiers struck back. Ports up and down the West Coast were blockaded, from Seattle to San Diego and the port of Houston on the Gulf of Mexico. In Oakland, California, where 30,000-40,000 marchers shut down the port on the evening of November 2, this time hundreds blocked port entrances in the early morning and several thousand demonstrators occupied the dock area in the evening, shutting down shipping for the entire day. Key terminals were blockaded in Seattle and Portland. Solidarity rallies were held from New York to Honolulu and Tokyo, Japan. Despite a barrage of hostile propaganda in the media, opposition from union bureaucrats and heavy police repression in some places, overall the blockade was successful – this time.

Occupy Atlanta Disrupts Forclosure Auction

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On December 6th, 2011, Occupy Atlanta (OA) disrupted the auctioning of foreclosed homes. On the first Tuesday of every month, from 10am to 4pm, on the steps of the Fulton County Courthouse, stolen homes are sold to investors, speculators, landlords, and anybody looking for cheap property. OA protestors created noise with drums, whistles, harmonicas, bullhorn, clapping hands, and shouting. For most of the auction the protestors were so loud that firms representing banks were unable to effectively do business.

Unfortunately, one protester was arrested before Fulton County Sheriff and the stairs were cleared of anybody suspected of being with OA. At one point, Indymedia reporters were harassed by police and told to leave the stairs while corporate news outlets were allowed to remain.

Occupy Atlanta Fights a Policeman's Eviction: What Does It Mean for Radicals?

Occupy Atlanta recently stood up against an eviction that was eventually served to a policeman in Gwinnett.

Videos of Occupy Atlanta Police-Motorcycle Incident and more

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These videos document what happened on Novemver 5th, 2011 after Occupy Atlanta had been forced to abort it's reoccupation of Troy Davis Park.

The first is a release by Copwatch of East Atlanta, and contains footage from an anonymous protestor who shared their footage with Copwatch. (high quality video available here:  www.archive.org/details/OfficerOnMotorcycleRamsOccupyAtlantaProtesters

The second is a video is also from an anonymous protestor from another angle.www.youtube.com/watch

We the People Re-Occupy (and get attacked by the APD)

Recap: November 5, 2011

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