Daily Archives: October 20, 2011

The White Occupy Movement : WOWS

Professor Hector R. Cordero-Guzman, PhD measured the increasing interest and levels of participation and involvement in Occupy Wall Street (OWS) by tracking the traffic to the main site for the protests- occupywallst.org. Monitoring an average close to 400,000 visits per day, Cordero-Guzman found among the demographic characteristics of the 1619 users who took his survey: “that 81.3% of respondents considered themselves White, 1.3% Black\African American, 3.2% Asian, .4% Native American Indian, 2.9% Mixed, 7.7% Hispanic, and 3.2% considered themselves some other group.” According to the U.S. Census Bureau ‘whites’ will … Continued

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YOGA every day at 8am. Afternoon sessions starting soon

Stay centered and tap into your true radical potential!   our yoga teachers promise to offer you an ALL LEVELS yoga session that will allow you to start your day off right.   if you are in it for the long run, AND THIS MOVEMENT NEEDS YOU, then establishing a daily yoga practice will surely be helpful in staying healthy and clear headed. There is also NOON meditation group too!   peace, ken 987

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Solidarity Statement for all striking workers and students

This statement was passed by the Occupy Oakland General Assembly last night. Please pass along this information to any and all unions, workers, students, and whoever else might be interested. 1. From this point forward, we offer our support for all strikes taking place in the Bay Area and specifically within Oakland. 2. We commit to offer practical and creative support to those who walk out from union or non-union work places, with or without union leadership. 3.This statement also applies to student strikes. By issuing this statement, we wish to send … Continued

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The Plaza Call – A Collective Audio Diary for the Occupation

Hi Friends, I’ve started an audio diary/running open mic to try and gather and represent a plurality of voices from the camp. Here’s the current link though the site may change: http://andrewkenower.typepad.com/a_voice_box/2011/10/the-plaza-call-a-collective-audio-diary-for-the-occupation.html Here are links of my first four interviews: http://andrewkenower.typepad.com/occupyoakland/the-plaza-call/plaza-call-1.mp3 (on security. internal tension. mediation. we are pioneers.) http://andrewkenower.typepad.com/occupyoakland/the-plaza-call/plaza-call-2.mp3 (protesting is fun. the commons. collective joy.) http://andrewkenower.typepad.com/occupyoakland/the-plaza-call/plaza-call-3.mp3 (questions about proposals. manic energy. reaching out.) http://andrewkenower.typepad.com/occupyoakland/the-plaza-call/plaza-call-4.mp3 (ogp gazette. this is just the beginning. uncomfortable things.) And here is my propaganda/mission statement about the project: For too long our voices have been stifled, scattered and alone. … Continued

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Legal Support

Legal support is kindly provided by “Occupy Legal”, an excellent team of folks who have come together to support the multiple occupations in the bay area.  For more information please visit their homepage. Our Legal Hotline 415-285-1011 This number will be available to track arrests and deal with legal emergencies. We are trying to keep it staffed 24/7. If you are arrested, see arrests, or incidences of police misconduct, let us know! About Occupy Legal Occupy Legal is a collective of activists, lawyers, and legal workers dedicated to supporting economic … Continued

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Declaration of Support for Strikes from Occupy Oakland 10/19/2011

The following statement was approved by the Occupy Oakland General Assembly on 10/19/2011: 1. From this point forward, we offer our support for all strikes taking place in the Bay Area and specifically within Oakland. 2. We commit to offer practical and creative support to those who walk out from union or non-union work places, with or without union leadership. 3.This statement also applies to student strikes. By issuing this statement, we wish to send a message to everyone in this city, that if you are fighting back, then we … Continued

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Everything The Media Told You About Occupy Wall Street Is Wrong

Great article about all the media lies regarding the Occupy movement. Our critics calling us violent, lord of the flies rats just don’t have a clue about the beauty taking place in our public space. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/keith-boykin/occupy-wall-street-media_b_1019707.html 906

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Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette Day 11

THE OSCAR GRANT PLAZA GAZETTE   Wednesday, October 20, 2011   Day 11. “the commons is back”   FROM A COMRADE Via Twitter:  #OccupyOakland expansion occupation @ Snow Park successfully made it through the night after facing possible eviction by the police!   Notes from Wednesday’s General Assembly : • Sat 10/22, day in recognition of police brutality * Rally, 11am amphitheater march, noon to grand lake, fmr mrkt, lakeshore banks.  Working group to discuss tactics/strategies meeting daily (ask at Info tent). • A comrade from the Denver occupation speaking at … Continued

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Camp Meeting Notes 10-20-2011

[I personally did not take these notes but am passing them on to the website - i can address corrections or concerns to the note taker if need be] Camp meeting, morning, oct 20th Announcement: Snow park was not raided or kicked out First official occupy Oakland march on Saturday Report back: Village planning is moving the restrooms, we are reseeding the grass through a professional Gardening planning reports that we have created boxes with mint, cleaning out everything and replanting new plants. Thy had a meeting this morning about … Continued

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First Aid suppy needs

Hello there, thank you so much for donating items to the wonderful First Aid area. Thank you for wanting to donate. We are completely free community ran first aid and wellness center. Thank you so much for supporting us! Here is a url that gets updated daily with our supply needs to best help people around Occupy Oakland. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Rn0LC9tJoHDuMKo_HxhK37g-VsA2A2ZyL8EaWKnJ3o8/edit?hl=en_US We really need: [10/20] -bottled water -head lamps -two two person tents -two walkie-takies -Maalox (specifically maalox) -finger splints -resource info: for free medical, mental health services Please refer to the … Continued

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