- The seed planted on September 17th in New York City has grown into a national and international movement. Occupy Wall Street has branched out with hundreds of groups organizing Occupy protests in their own communities. Reader Supported News highlights some of the more significant actions from around the country here. Share this page with your friends and associates and check back often for the latest developments.
- 11 new items including:
- New Tactics in Creative Resistance
- Nine Arrested During 'Occupy Monsanto' Protest in Oxnard
- Occupate il Teatro
- Judge: Twitter Must Produce Occupy Protester's Tweets
- 99% To Wall Street: We're Coming For You! - Actions Set for Sept. 15, 16 and 17 As Year Two Begins
- Seeing Red: Chicago Teachers Elevate Anti-Privatization Fight to National Level
- Stand Against Rahm!
- Year One: Occupy Wall Street Plans Anniversary Protest of Wall Street
- Occupy Protesters Face Eviction With End of DNC
- Occupy is Back!
- A Minnesota Miracle
Reader Supported News
Week of September 16
New Tactics in Creative Resistance, Nadine Bloch, Waging Nonviolence
- (September 12, 2012) Slowly, I am learning to embrace the electronic world in an effort to harness ever more tools for revolution. Though I still don't tweet, I have had the chance to be involved in several online webinars, have used Facebook as a tool for outreach and event organizing, have almost drowned in Google Docs to cowrite books in a cloud, and, now, this week, am co-hosting a virtual dialogue that spans seven days and as many continents in a keystroke.
- So, here's your invitation to "Cultural Resistance: The Arts of Protest." It's part of a monthly online dialogue series for the website New Tactics in Human Rights, a project of the Center for Victims of Torture, this time in collaboration with Waging Nonviolence. It runs from today until September 18 and will be open to anyone in the 4,000-plus New Tactics online community, representing more than 120 countries. Anyone can join.
Nine Arrested During 'Occupy Monsanto' Protest in Oxnard, Ricardo Lopez, Los Angeles (CA) Times
- (September 12, 2012) Nine protesters were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of trespassing after blocking access to a Monsanto seed distribution center in Oxnard, group organizers said.
- Those arrested were part of a decentralized network of food activists and Occupy protesters, said Adam Eidenger, a spokesman for the Occupy Monsanto group.
- Their aim is to protest Monsanto's sales of genetically modified seeds, he said. They also sought to bring attention to Proposition 37, a ballot initiative set to come before California voters this fall.
Clockwise from top left: a packed house at the artist occupied Teatro Valle in Rome; a May performance of Sleeping Beauty; a June ballet by choreographer Enzo Celli. (Photos courtesy of Valeria Tomasulo/Valle)
Occupate il Teatro, Alberto Mucci, In These Times
(September 12, 2012) When a group of artists took over the Teatro Valle, Rome's oldest theater, in June 2011, nobody thought they would last long. Yet the artists, actors and crew members who first barricaded themselves in Valle soon grew into a crowd of fierce Occupiers who under the national media spotlight became the country's foremost anti-austerity crusaders.
Judge: Twitter Must Produce Occupy Protester's Tweets, Joseph Ax, Reuters
(September 12, 2012) Twitter must hand over the tweets of an Occupy Wall Street protester to Manhattan prosecutors by Friday or face civil contempt and a hefty fine, a New York City judge said on Tuesday.
Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Matthew Sciarrino told a lawyer for Twitter that the San Francisco-based social media company had had 73 days to comply with his June 30 ruling ordering it to produce nearly three months' worth of tweets from Malcolm Harris. The Occupy member was arrested during a mass march across the Brooklyn Bridge last October.
99% To Wall Street: We're Coming For You! - Actions Set for Sept. 15, 16 and 17 As Year Two Begins, Occupy Wall Street
- (September 12, 2012) Occupy Wall Street Continues Pushback Against 1% Greed - "All Roads Lead to Wall Street"
- The 99%? "Of course, they're fighting back after 30 years of being shot at." - Bill Gross, manager of the world's largest mutual fund
- September 17, 2012 marks the beginning of year two of Occupy Wall Street (OWS). Under the banner All Roads Lead to Wall Street three days of education, celebration and resistance to economic injustice are planned for September 15-17, with convergences and assemblies, concerts, and some of OWS’s famous direct action planned for 7 AM, September 17th at the New York Stock Exchange. Solidarity actions are being planned in dozens of cities across the country.
Seeing Red: Chicago Teachers Elevate Anti-Privatization Fight to National Level, OccupyWallSt.org
(September 12, 2012) When a teachers' strike started to look like a realistic possibility earlier this spring, CPS Chief Communications Officer Becky Carroll warned the readers of Catalyst, "Any talk of a strike is the wrong message to send our schools, students and taxpayers." For her, and the rest of the privatization evangelists at CPS, the "right" message is simple - shut up and do what you're told.
Stand Against Rahm! Rick Perlstein, Salon
(September 12, 2012) First Wisconsin. Then Occupy. Now Chicago. The teachers' strike is the next chapter in the fight against plutocracy.
Year One: Occupy Wall Street Plans Anniversary Protest of Wall Street, Allison Kilkenny, the Nation
- (September 10, 2012) Occupy Wall Street, one of the largest grassroots mass movements in U.S. history, celebrates its one year anniversary next week on September 17, and the group has planned not only a day of protest and direct action, but also weekend workshops in which protesters will bring awareness to ongoing projects, and lay out Occupy's vision for what will happen Sept 18 and beyond. The week leading up to Occupy's anniversary will include training in direct action, reflection on the past year of popular resistance, and ultimately the Sept. 17 action on Wall Street.
- Washington Square Park on Sept. 15 will be a site of convergence, for gathering and information sharing under the banner of "Education for Liberation," according to Nina Mehta, an Occupy organizer who has been working the convergence spaces around S17.
Occupy Protesters Face Eviction With End of DNC, WHIO-TV
(September 17, 2012) The protesters who are camped out at Marshall Park in uptown Charlotte only have a few hours before police said they will make them leave.
Occupy is Back! Rabbi Michael Lerner, Beyt Tikkun Synagogue
Religious and secular humanist groups to demonstrate on Rosh Hashanah against the Large Banks.
A Minnesota Miracle, Ryan Greenwood, MN Unitedinfo@mnunited.org
- With your help, ...we (will) make history in November by becoming the very first state to say 'no' to limiting the freedom to marry.
- The One-Two Punch
- The Thoughtful Voter’s Guide to Same-Sex Marriage