Occupy Wall Street

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 http://occupywallst.org

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
70 Cities Nationwide Stand up to Corporate Greed and ALEC National Day of Action to Resist the Selling Out of the 99%
Today concerned citizens, students, and occupiers in over seventy cities across the nation, including Occupy Wall Street (NYC), are standing up to the corporations and legislators involved in American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The biggest corporations in America, including ExxonMobil, Bank of America, BP, Monsanto, Pfizer, and Wal-Mart use ALEC to buy off legislators and craft legislation that puts corporate profit over the well-being of ordinary people.
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Thursday, January 26, 2012
Occupy Wall Street Builds Momentum for Spring Resurgence: Launches 5-Week Bus Trip
Early Wednesday morning, nearly two dozen occupiers boarded a 24 seat conversion bus in Brooklyn. For the next five weeks, members of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) from New York City will be touring the Northeast to connect with other occupations. “Interoccupy communications and face to face community building is a key step in growing solidarity in a global movement,” says Austin Guest, member of the OWS Direct Action group. At each stop along the trip, occupiers will share skills and knowledge with each other.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
America Occupies the Capital
On January 17 Americans from across the nation and the world will assemble in the shadows of a broken system to participate in real democracy. At 9 am on the opening day of Congress, Occupy Congress will convene for a day of action against a corrupt political institution.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Occupy Wall Street Honors the Spirit Of Dr. King With Year’s Largest Action
Religious leaders, artists, and members of the Occupy movement will unite globally on January 15th, 2012 to honor the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Friday, December 16, 2011
Occupy Wall Street Prepares to Occupy Fort Meade in Solidarity with PFC Bradley Manning
Occupy Wall Street participants will join hundreds of supporters of accused WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning on Friday at Fort Meade, Maryland. PFC Manning’s pre-trial hearings begin on Friday. About 50 people will depart from Liberty Square at 5:00 am Friday morning via chartered bus, arriving in Fort Meade as the hearings begin at 9:00 am. New York-based supporters will stay at Saint Stephens Church in Washington, DC and camp at Occupy DC in McPherson Square on Friday night.
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Tuesday, December 06, 2011
#OWS & Brooklyn Community Reclaim Vacant Bank of America House
In a bold new phase for the 99% movement, a vacant home in the center of New York City’s foreclosure crisis is presently being reclaimed today for a local homeless family. Occupy Wall Street, along with local neighbors and community groups, has pledged to stay with the family and defend them from eviction.
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Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Occupy Our Homes: The 99% Stands Up to Big Banks to Keep Families in Their Homes.
Today, across the United States, Americans are standing up to keep families in their homes. Occupy Wall Street and the burgeoning 99% movement is standing up to the big banks.
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Monday, December 05, 2011
Tuesday Dec. 6th: Occupy Our Homes
The fight to reclaim democracy from the banks is growing from Wall Street to Main Street. Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 6th Occupy Wall Street will join in solidarity with a Brooklyn, NY community to liberate a foreclosed home. This action is part of a national kick-off for a new frontier for the occupy movement: the liberation of vacant bank-owned homes for those in need, and the defense of families under threat of foreclosure and eviction. Actions will take place in more than 20 cities across the country on Tuesday.
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Thursday, December 01, 2011
December 6: Occupy Wall Street “Goes Home”
The fight to reclaim democracy from the banks is growing from Wall Street to Main Street. On Tuesday, December 6th Occupy Wall Street will join in solidarity with a Brooklyn, NY community to liberate a foreclosed home. This action is part of a national kick-off for a new frontier for the occupy movement: the liberation of vacant bank-owned homes for those in need, and the defense of families under threat of foreclosure and eviction. Actions will take place in more than 20 cities across the country on Tuesday.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
US Tear Gas Manufacturers & Financial Backers Targeted by Protests
Thursday, December 1, activists from Pennsylvania to NYC stand in solidarity with Egyptians working for freedom by protesting the manufacturers and financial backers of US Tear Gas manufacturer Combined Systems, Inc. (CSI). The Egyptian army and police rely on tear gas, bullets and weapons from abroad. In NYC and across the country, members of the Occupy Wall Street movement have endured similar acts of violence with chemical weapons.
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