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The Alliance Portal for the 99% Movement Occupy Portland  /  The 99%  /  Occupy Wall Street

http://www.theportlandalliance.org/99PercentMovement

One year ago last September we began an occupation that pinpointed the villain in the broad nightmare that has become of the American Dream: Wall Street.

To commemorate and build upon our collective call that 'enough is enough', join us this September 15 -17 in a mass mobilization of the 99%.

Register for #S17 to plug into actions across the country and stay posted about transportation and housing for the Wall Street convergence.

We will continue to put our bodies on the line to expose how the 1% are controlling our fates; how we are drowning in loans, student debt, & fraudulent mortgages.
That our democracy itself is being sold to the highest bidder, while our environment is turned
into just another toxic asset.


This fight for peace, justice, and freedom, is an uphill battle, but Occupy, JWJ, The Portland Alliance,
KBOO, PCASC, and our partners illustrate exhibits how you are not alone. Together we are unstoppable.


Find out how you can pitch in on an existing project or register an action you already have in the works now.

They can steal your job, your home, your freedom, your vote. They can’t steal our ability to dream together.
Refuse to live in fear, believe another world is possible. Register and join us for #S17.
http://s17nyc.org/registration/
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The Portland Alliance Newspaper is a media sponsor for Occupy Wall Street. 

Welcome The revolution continues worldwide!

Greetings,
I am writing to share an interview with Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan. McMillan suffered a seizure when New York City police officers pulled her from the crowd and arrested her as hundreds attempted to re-occupy Zuccotti Park on Saturday, to mark sixth months since the launch of the movement.

In her first interview since her arrest, McMillan says she has decided to speak out because of an outpouring of public support. "I have received so many emails, Twitter messages and phone calls. People are just horrified about what happened to me." McMillan has a black eye and her body is covered in bruises, at least one in the shape of a handprint. She says she was not allowed to contact an attorney while she was taken to the hospital and transferred to a jail cell along with some of the 72 other detained protesters. Facing charges of police assault and obstructing governmental administration, she was released Monday after a judge denied a request that her bail be set at $20,000.

When you have a chance, please take a moment to watch the interview and read the complete transcripts, which are available at the links below. I have also provided the video embed codes if you would like to share the interviews on your website and social media networks today.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration. Please let me know if you have any questions.

My Best,
David Salay
Social Media and Online Outreach Intern
Democracy Now

--HEADLINE:
Exclusive: OWS Activist Cecily McMillan Describes Seizure, Bodily Injuries in Arrest by NYPD

DEMOCRACY NOW LINK:
http://www.democracynow.org/2012/3/23/exclusive_ows_activist_cecily_mcmillan_describes

VIDEO EMBED CODE:


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YOUTUBE:
http://youtu.be/mgMT3MaVvwg
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David Salay
Social Media and Online Outreach Intern
Democracy Now!
212-431-9090 x 8806
www.democracynow.org
Twitter: @democracynow
Facebook.com/democracynow
Youtube.com/democracynow  
  
Shut Down Corrupt Corporations! Liberate our cities! Take back the Nation!
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                           Invitation for Involvement with NOW-DC: 

National Occupation of Washington, DC (NOW-DC), starting March 30, 2012

http://nowdc.org

Dear Friend,


On March 30, 2012, people from across the country will begin to gather for an American Spring in Washington, DC, The National Occupation of Washington, DC (NOW DC), to oppose the corruption of both major parties in conducting U.S. domestic and foreign policies. The Bill of Rights, has been effectively destroyed (NDAA), and the Supreme Court has allowed the Constitution to be perverted. We will unite against a corporate-controlled government which has failed to promote the public well-being.


All organizations who support the vision of the Occupy Movement are invited to show solidarity with this event and to become involved. There are 7 working groups, a listserve and weekly meetings by conference call on InterOccupy.org and in person meetings when possible (alternating locations). Minutes will be posted.  Visit the website and join a working group. Shape this event to be by and for the Occupy Movement.


NOW DC, a month of education, protest and mobilization, will include a Social Forum on April 2-5 and April 10 to 14 to bring together the experience, knowledge and thinking of the 99%. Occupiers from across the country will present workshops on socially relevant areas, including building alliances, political and policy issues, strategies for shifting power from the 1% to the 99% which include building alternative systems, ending wars and militarization, and the strengths and weaknesses of the Occupy movement, as well as concrete descriptions of how to organize communities, hold General Assemblies, live-stream and create your own media and other practical necessities for successful occupations.


We invite your organization to consider being involved with the NOW-DC Social Forum.  Presently, there are four Tracks of Social Forums which are described in here. However, if there is a sufficient response for other areas, additional tracks can be added. Please send your completed forum proposals to Workshops@nowdc.org.  If you are able to return workshop proposals by March 1, that would help us to find space for it.


On April 14 and 15, we will celebrate Occupy Power! with music and arts.


The civil resistance of NOW DC will focus on the power structure in Washington, DC. NOW DC will unite occupations in a focused nonviolent campaign developed by the direct action working group and refined during the first 2 weeks of April to demonstrate to elected officials in Washington, DC, and K Street and corporate interests that the people no longer trust or accept their rule and that a radical transformation to a participatory democracy operating under the rule of law is essential.


We hope you choose to be involved in the next phase of this exciting new social movement to end corporate rule and shift power to the people! 

 

In peace and solidarity,

The Education and Outreach Working Groups of NOW DC

 

Contact: workshops@nowdc.org and outreach@nowdc.org.

 

 Workshop Proposal for

NOW-DC SOCIAL FORUM, 2012

at National Occupation of Washington, D.C. (NOW DC)

http://nowdc.org

April 3- 5, April 10-14, 2012

Washington, DC

Workshop Track (and explanation if this is a new track):

Which track do you think your workshop fits into?

Or do you recommend a new track?

Workshop Title:

Workshop Proposal (please provide all of this information or as much detail as possible)


Workshop Facilitator(s):

First name(s)

Last name(s)

Contact Details

Duration

Affiliation

WHEN CAN YOU OFFER YOUR WORKSHOP? 

I can offer my workshop in NOW DC Social Forum, Part 1: April 3-5, 2012

I can offer my workshop in NOW DC Social Forum, Part 2: April 10-13, 2012

I can offer my workshop multiple times during Phase 1 and Phase 2

Occupation/Institution/ Organization/ University

City

State

Country

Any particular needs


--

Margaret Flowers M.D.

Congressional Fellow

Physicians for a National Health Program

410-591-0892

mdpnhp@gmail.com

www.md.pnhp.org

nowdc.org

 

About

OccupyWallSt.org is the unofficial de facto online resource for the growing occupation movement happening on Wall Street and around the world. We're an affinity group committed to doing technical support work for resistance movements. We're not a subcommittee of the NYCGA nor affiliated with Adbusters, anonymous or any other organization.

Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District, and has spread to over 100 cities in the United States and actions in over 1,500 cities globally. #ows is fighting back against the corrosive power of major banks and multinational corporations over the democratic process, and the role of Wall Street in creating an economic collapse that has caused the greatest recession in generations. The movement is inspired by popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, and aims to fight back against the richest 1% of people that are writing the rules of an unfair global economy that is foreclosing on our future.

The occupations around the world are being organized using a non-binding consensus based collective decision making tool known as a "people's assembly". To learn more about how to use this process to organize your local community to fight back against social injustice, please read this quick guide on group dynamics in people's assemblies.

What do we stand for?

Here are some documents published in New York that have been well received by the movement:

Solidarity Forever!
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