[act-ma] OCCUPY THE HOOD - BOSTON: Friday at 6pm & Latest Info

Brian K bdubkwob at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 15:06:12 PDT 2011


Brothers and Sisters,

The Occupy Together movement is gaining ground in Boston. Occupy the Hood is
going to be launching this Friday, with whoever shows up and whatever ideas
show up. That is why I'm emailing YOU.

In the US alone, there are now meetup groups (in motion to launch or discuss
occupations) in 1,467 cities (occupytogether.org), and nearly 2,000
internationally including London, Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, Rio De Janeiro,
Johannesburg, Mumbai, Moscow, and beyond. I was out of town in Cleveland,
Pittsburgh, and Canton, OH this weekend, ALL of which have occupations
going. (Canton, Ohio!)

Of course, besides spreading between cities, the movement is now spreading
INSIDE cities, and Occupy the Hood - Boston will join Occupy the Hood - NYC,
among others similar initiatives, as the expression of this movement for the
primarily Black / Latino / Cape Verdean communities in Roxbury, Mattapan,
and Dorchester.

I urge you, ESPECIALLY if you are a PERSON OF COLOR, to come this Friday to
help launch, shape, and propagate this new energy among a segment--OUR
segment as people of color--of the 99% that has been mistreated, wronged,
and abused by the rich fat cats in the top 1% as much as anyone in the
world!
If you are not a person of color, please come with respect and humility, as
indicated below. =)

See you in Dudley Plaza on Friday at 6pm!
Bring all your friends and family!
We are part of the 99% too!

Brian

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From: Occupy The Hood <occupythehoodboston at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 11:59 AM
Subject: OCCUPY THE HOOD - BOSTON: EVENT UPDATE & Latest Info
To: occupythehoodboston at gmail.com


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*OCCUPY THE HOOD - BOSTON*

The Movement is in Effect.

Occupy The Hood Boston was born on the cusp of 2 very significant events in
Black History, the 45th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party Oct. 15, 1966
& The Million Man March Oct. 16, 1995.  In recognition of the lack of a
specific voice to speak to issues of Black, Latino, Cape Verdean and other
people of Color in Boston and Beyond. People of color, particularly Black
People, are disproportionately affected by the issues that the Occupy
Movement has raised. It has been said that “Black People are on the bottom
of every list that is good, and on the top of every list that is bad” Occupy
The Hood Boston seeks to not only address those issues but present solutions
to our collective problems and effect changes in policy that will improve
the quality of life for all people.  Occupy The Hood Boston is sticking with
the methods of organization that have been going on prior to Occupy Boston
in the realization that different people respond differently and we must
craft a movement that uniquely speaks to the issues of People of Color.

We stand in Unity & Agreement with the statement of the Malcolm X Grassroots
Movement on New Afrikans & Occupy Wall St.
http://blackstonian.com/news/2011/10/malcolm-x-grassroots-mvmt-new-afrikans-occupy-wall-street/

Furthermore, to address the lack of diversity at Occupy Boston WE CALL FOR
OCCUPY BOSTON TO ESTABLISH A DAY TO BE SET ASIDE FOR ISSUES OF PEOPLE OF
COLOR. THIS DAY WILL INCLUDE TIME FOR VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS
OF COLOR TO SPEAK ABOUT THEIR ISSUES.

Occupy The Hood - Boston's First Action will take place:

FRI 10.21.2011 6PM
COMMUNITY SPEAK OUT/RALLY
Dudley Sq. on the Dudley Plaza
(Triangle between Malcolm X Blvd./Washington St./Dudley St. across from new
Roxbury Boston Police Station)
http://g.co/maps/bwkvs

This Speak Out will highlight the issues in our community and have speakers
from various neighborhoods and community organizations with members of
Occupy Boston as SUPPORT.

Future Actions will take place at additional dates and locations throughout
our community.
www.blackstonian.com/occupythehood occupythehoodboston at gmail.com
617-297-7721
@othboston https://twitter.com/#!/OTHBoston
www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-the-Hood-Boston/305839166097237
http://groups.google.com/group/*occupy-the-hood-boston*<http://groups.google.com/group/occupy-the-hood-boston?hl=en>
*occupy-the-hood-boston at googlegroups.com*<occupy-the-hood-boston at googlegroups.com>
#othb #occupythehoodboston #blackupyboston #blackstonian
*@OccupyTheHood* <http://twitter.com/OccupyTheHood> |
*#occupythehood*<http://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23occupythehood>
 | *#POCcupy* <https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23POCcupy> | *
@POCworkinggroup* <http://twitter.com/POCworkinggroup>
Here’s what we need you to do.

STEP 1: SPREAD THE WORD.
- Take the image use it on Facebook, Post it, Like it, Tweet the info… lets
go viral
- Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Sign up for the email list, Join our google
group.
- Human contact: Talk about it with people you know. Your family, your
neighbors, your friends, tell people at work on the train and especially
TELL EVERYONE YOU ENCOUNTER AT OCCUPY BOSTON.
- PLEASE READ THE GENERAL INFO SO YOU KNOW HOW IT’S GOING DOWN.
WE HAVE A WAY OF DOING THINGS IN OUR COMMUNITY. GET ON BOARD.

STEP 2:  SUPPORT OCCUPY THE HOOD – BOSTON

2 Ways for Occupy Boston to come to the community for Occupy The Hood

OPTION 1. MBTA – Silverline: The Silverline Buses go directly from South
Station to Dudley Station
OPTION 2. MARCH FROM DEWEY SQ. TO DUDLEY SQ. – TAKE HARRISON AVE ROUTE
MAP http://g.co/maps/xthxc If you march you need to leave Dewey Sq. by 5pm
to meet us at 6pm in Dudley Sq.


*OCCUPY THE HOOD - BOSTON*

*GOAL:*
To bring crowds from Occupy Boston to the Black/Latino/Cape Verdean
Communities of Boston.

*PURPOSE:*
A. To highlight and bring energy, momentum and attention of Occupy Boston to
the issues of People of Color  in Boston & beyond
B. To show what is rarely seen. That White People give a damn about the
plight of Black and other people of color who are the most affected by the
conditions that Occupy Boston is in protest of.

*ISSUES TO BE ADDRESSED:*
Economic injustice, unemployment, CORI, violence/murders, guns, prisons,
police brutality, foreclosures, lack of diversity in city gov., youth jobs,
education disparities, racial profiling, redistricting, budget cuts,
housing, human services, civic engagement, racism/discrimination/white
supremacy/white privilege

*RULES OF ENGAGEMENT:*

1. White people and other members of Occupy Boston will enter the community
as *SUPPORT ONLY*.
2. OB’ers will be under the direction and agenda of People/Organizers of
Color.
3. The current Occupy Boston format, (GA, hand gestures, etc.), Will *NOT *be
used in the community.
4. Obviously do not bring any drugs, alcohol, weapons into the community.
5. While nothing is expected to happen. Your safety is not guaranteed. You
must be willing to sacrifice and experience what thousands of People of
Color (from infants to elderly) live in every day.
6. This is a movement of the willing. If any of this makes you hesitant or
uncomfortable. Do not come.


*BLACK PEOPLE AND OTHER PEOPLE OF COLOR DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED*

*OCCUPY THE HOOD – BOSTON    |     BLACK-UPY BOSTON***

*UNEMPLOYMENT*

Current Massachusetts Unemployment: 7.4% = 258,112 unemployed people

Massachusetts Unemployment 2007
White = 5.2%   Black = 11.2%  Latino = 11.2%
Boston Unemployment 2007
White = 4.6%   Black = 14.6%  Latino = 12.9%

USA Unemployment = 9.1%
Black Unemployment = 16.2 %
Black males = 17.5%  Black teens almost 41%

*BLACK PEOPLE & BUSINESS LOANS*

1993 and 1998 National Surveys of Small Business find that Black-owned small
businesses are about twice as likely to be denied credit. Black-owned firms,
in particular, are substantially more likely to be denied credit than other
groups and are charged higher interest rates for those loans that are
approved among firms that are otherwise comparable.

*BLACK PEOPLE & MORTGAGE**S*

Subprime mortgages have gone disproportionately to Hispanics and African
Americans. In 2006, the rate of subprime mortgages for home purchase for
Hispanics and Africans Americans was approximately double the white rate
according to the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Twenty-six
percent of mortgages for home purchase by whites were subprime (see Chart).
For Hispanics, it was 47% and for African Americans, 53%.1

*BANK OF AMERICA AND SLAVERY*

Bank of America was one of the companies who profited from the
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and named in the Reparations lawsuit.

*BOSTON POLICE & PEOPLE OF COLOR*

BPD Killed 5 people in 1988 alone. 4 out of 5 were Black
BPD Killed 6 Between 1995 and Nov. 2000
BPD Killed 8 Between Nov. 2000 and Sep 2002
BPD Killed 2 Between June 2004 and July 2004
BPD Killed 4 from 2005 to present
These people were Black, Latino & Cape Verdean**

**

***VIOLENCE/MURDER/GUNS*

51 Murders in Boston so far in 2011. The majority of those are in Roxbury,
Dorchester, Mattapan
Where did the Gun Come From?              www.wheredidtheguncomefrom.com

*PRISON$
*
A Black man has 1 in 3 (32%) chance of imprisonment
A Latino man 1 in 6 (17%) chance of imprisonment
A White man has 1 in 17 (5.9%) chance of imprisonment
It costs between $35-50,000 annually (varies state/federal) to incarcerate

2 Biggest Privatized Prison Corporations
1. Corrections Corp. of America (CCA) earned $42.4 million in profit over
the last 3 months
2. GEO Group (previously known as Wackenhut Corrections) earned $21.6
million over the past 3 months

*13TH AMENDMENT ABOLISHES SLAVERY, EXCEPT AS PUNISHMENT FOR A CRIME*

Passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified on December 6, 1865,
the 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States.

"NEITHER SLAVERY NOR INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE, *EXCEPT AS A PUNISHMENT FOR
CRIME WHEREOF THE PARTY SHALL HAVE BEEN DULY CONVICTED*, SHALL EXIST WITHIN
THE UNITED STATES, OR ANY PLACE SUBJECT TO THEIR JURISDICTION."

**

www.blackstonian.com/occupythehood occupythehoodboston at gmail.com
617-297-7721
@othboston https://twitter.com/#!/OTHBoston
www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-the-Hood-Boston/305839166097237
http://groups.google.com/group/*occupy-the-hood-boston*<http://groups.google.com/group/occupy-the-hood-boston?hl=en>
*occupy-the-hood-boston at googlegroups.com*<occupy-the-hood-boston at googlegroups.com>
#othb #occupythehoodboston #blackupyboston #blackstonian
*@OccupyTheHood* <http://twitter.com/OccupyTheHood> |
*#occupythehood*<http://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23occupythehood>
 | *#POCcupy* <https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23POCcupy> | *
@POCworkinggroup <http://twitter.com/POCworkinggroup>*
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