Tuesday, October 4, 2011

#Occupy -Santa Cruz gathering to support Wall Street demonstrators and the cities following...

Occupy Santa Cruz - General Assembly
Tuesday October 4, 2011
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Laurel Park 301 Center St. behind Louden Nelson Community Center

We are doing this... and need your help. We are the 99%. And so are you.

We will gather to hold our first meeting and general assembly at 5PM on Tuesday, October 4th to bring together energy, ideas and skills/interest to help shift the movement forward in our local area. If you can't make it right at 5pm, come when you can!

Bring your ideas for actions to be decided on as a group. Bring flyers, cameras, notepads/cardboard and markers! Share this everywhere to make sure everyone who would want to know, knows. We need YOU! We will make plans and decisions around the best way to peacefully protest in Santa Cruz.

In the meantime, if you have experience organizing, protesting, designing flyers, or an insane amount of passion, email us! If you want to put flyers up, or help spread the word in any other way, PLEASE do. The time is now. Let's show the big corporations that we do NOT accept their ownership of OUR Nation and show Occupy Wall Street that we support them to the end.

Stream live coverage from "Occupy Wall Street" here: http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution/

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Occupy Wall Street:

Occupy Wall Street is a people powered movement for democracy that began in America on September 17 with an encampment in the financial district of New York City. Inspired by the Egyptian Tahrir Square uprising and the Spanish acampadas.

On September 17th, men and women of all races, backgrounds, political and religious beliefs, began to organize in nonviolent protest. These men and women represent the 99% with the goal of ending the greed and corruption of the wealthiest 1% of America. Occupy Wall Street is a leaderless resistance movement which began as a call to action from Adbusters, a Canadian-based anti-consumerist organization.

The original projections for the protest were to be between 20,000–90,000 participants. However, when only a little over a thousand protestors showed up the first day, it was labeled a bust. In the days to follow, more and more people have joined the protestors as they spend day and night in Liberty Square.

As stated by Occupy Wall Street:

“The beauty of this new formula, and what makes this novel tactic exciting, is its pragmatic simplicity: we talk to each other in various physical gatherings and virtual people’s assemblies … we zero in on what our one demand will be, a demand that awakens the imagination and, if achieved, would propel us toward the radical democracy of the future … and then we go out and seize a square of singular symbolic significance and put our asses on the line to make it happen.”

Linda's Hearth note: I don't know if I can attend, but am interested and hope to follow events. Thanks to The Spoon for this announcement to SCPEL list! As Mother Jones famously said, "Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living."!

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