[act-ma] Occupy movement has announced a national day of action on November 2nd

Susan Serpa neimpeach at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 20:38:50 PDT 2011

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Hello friends.

The rhetoric of *this video lauds freedom of dissent*:


But what is *the emerging nationwide reality* here in America as Occupy
Wall Street explodes nationwide!?

If you have not yet scene footage of the *brutal attack by Oakland police
on the Occupy Oakland branch or your and my worldwide movement* for peace,
justice and economic fairness here is a disturbing video clip: Video of
Oakland police attack <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEj_4fqDbnM> .  Now
watch again from another angle.  What do you feel as this *Heroic Navy
Sailor Stands Tall In the Middle of Oakland Tear Gas Firestorm Holding Up
the Constitution and a Flag:

* *

Here is more on the *implications of this attack*:
http://socialistworker.org/2011/11/01/we-are-all-scott-olsen .

Are your “Mad as hell and not going to take it anymore!” yet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_qgVn-Op7Q ? Then read below to find
several * opportunities to stand in solidarity with those under attack in
Oakland and elsewhere*.

Peace and Blessings,


Christopher Gruener MA, LMHC



imagine at ourworldunited.net

chris.gruener at comcast.net

* *

*PS *Don't worry.  Something *wonderful* is about to happen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PziOfL29rOo ! In fact it is happening

*Action **Step Opportunity **for Solidarity with Occupy Oakland at 5:00 PM
Tuesday Nov 2nd*

*Gather at Occupy Boston Camp in Dewey Sq. (near South Station)*

Join the 99% as we stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters from
Oakland,  who had their Occupy camp violently raided on October 25th. The
Occupy movement has announced a national day of action on November 2nd in
solidarity with Occupy Oakland. Together, as students, labor, the
unemployed and all members of the 99%, we will take to the street and send
a message that our movement will not be silenced!

*Statement of Solidarity, passed by the Boston General Assembly on October
30, 2011: *

In the early morning of October 11, the Boston Police Department assaulted
our right to freedom of speech and assembly when they arrested and detained
141 peaceful protesters. They tackled elderly veterans and subjected many
of us to a 13-hour detention in cold jail cells without food. Hours after
the raid, Mayor Menino trashed all of the tents, sleeping bags, laptops,
and other personal property with which we had previously assembled.

Exactly two weeks later, Occupy Oakland was attacked by hundreds of riot
police. The same week many other Occupy encampments across several US
cities witness the same level of repression and destruction of their camp.
Under the supervision of Mayor Jean Quan and knowledge of President Obama,
who was present in San Francisco, their occupation site and personal
property were completely destroyed by the police. Among the wreckage, were
medical facilities, supplies, community kitchen that fed hundreds, and the
new homes of scores of occupiers, many whom were previously homeless. One
protestor, Iraq war veteran Scott Olson, member of Iraq Veterans Against
the War (IVAW) and Veterans for Peace, was hospitalized after sustaining
injuries from the police attack. The police used rubber bullets, tear gas,
flash grenades, and sound cannons in an attempt to smash the Occupy Oakland
movement with overwhelming force.

*The Oakland General Assembly has called for a general strike on Wednesday,
November 2nd <http://www.occupyoakland.org/>*.

*More Actions at Occupy Boston on Tues 11/2*

*Higher Education for the 99% March at 12:30 PM*

*Gather outside the Federal Reserve Bank, (600 Atlantic Ave. Boston 02210)*

By 2012, student debt will hit a trillion dollars. That’s about 70% of the
total federal deficit. It is already more than total credit card debt.
Meanwhile, universities are acting more and more like corporations, handing
out big salaries and bonuses to administrators while workers on campus
struggle to make a living wage.

Students and workers unite to demand: an end to student debt, good jobs for
all, and education as a human right!  Let’s kick corporate greed out of our

We support that call and stand with Oakland in saying:

+ We stand in full solidarity with Occupy Oakland, Occupy Chicago, Occupy
Denver, Occupy Wall St. and any other Occupy movement in the US. and across
the world!

+ We condemn the police raids in Boston, Oakland, Nashville, Austin, New
York City and other similar attacks that have targeted the Occupy movement
across the country!.

+ We stand in full solidarity with Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen, who
suffered the most brutal manifestation of the police crackdown on the
Occupy Oakland encampment!

+ We support the call to ask Mayor Jean Quan to resign!

+ We support judges and any other city officials who have refused, and will
continue to refuse carrying out any acts of violence and repression against
the Occupy movement in the interest of the 1%

+We urge all members of the 99% to take action on November 2nd to send a
message that we will not be silenced, despite the attempt by mayors and
police departments in Boston, Oakland, and across the country to repress
and stifle our movement.

In Solidarity,

Occupy Boston
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