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Mass Day of Action on 2-Month Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street Thursday, November 17

NEW YORK - Tomorrow, Thursday November 17, marks two months since the start of Occupy Wall Street at Liberty Square. Occupy Wall Street, labor and community groups, and members of the 99% will celebrate the two-month anniversary of the movement with a massive day of action. Thousands upon thousands will take action together in at least 30 cities across the country.

In New York City we are planning for a big day. In the wake of Bloomberg’s predawn raid of Occupy Wall Street on Tuesday morning, thousands of people throughout the five boroughs and the greater region will join together to take peaceful action tomorrow.

We will gather to resist austerity, rebuild the economy, and reclaim our democracy. Our political system should serve all of us — not just the very rich and powerful. Right now Wall Street owns Washington. We are the 99% and we are here to reclaim our democracy.

Schedule for New York Nov. 17 Actions:
Shut Down Wall Street
Contacts: Sandra Nurse, 646 283 4443
Austin Guest, 917-691-0368

We will gather in Liberty Square at 7:00am, before the ring of the Trading Floor Bell, to prepare to confront Wall Street with the stories of people on the frontlines of economic injustice.

Occupy the Subway
Contact: Tamara Shapiro, 608-345-0369

We will gather at 3:00pm at 16 central subway hubs and take our own stories to the trains, using the "People's Mic". Details at
Take the Square, Festival of Lights on Brooklyn Bridge
Contacts: Mark Read,
Doug Forand, 917-733-2763

At 5:00pm thousands will gather at Foley Square in solidarity with laborers demanding jobs to rebuild this country's infrastructure and economy. They will encircle City Hall and march across the Brooklyn Bridge, carrying thousands of handheld lights, as a festival of lights to celebrate two months of a new movement to reclaim our democracy.

Resist austerity. Rebuild the economy. Reclaim our democracy.
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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 more than 100 cities in the United States and actions in over 1,500 cities globally. For more visit

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