Solidarity Statements

U.N. Envoy: U.S. Isn’t Protecting Occupy Protesters’ Rights

WASHINGTON — The United Nations envoy for freedom of expression is drafting an official communication to the U.S. government demanding to know why federal officials are not protecting the rights of Occupy demonstrators whose protests are being disbanded — sometimes violently — by local authorities. Frank La Rue, who serves as the U.N. “special rapporteur” for the protection of free expression, told HuffPost in an interview that the crackdowns against Occupy protesters appear to be violating their human and constitutional rights. “I believe in city ordinances and I believe in … Continued


Occupy Denver marches in solidarity for arrested Oakland protesters

About 80 Occupy Denver marchers took the downtown streets tonight with new chants and new faces after weeks of a sparse attendance on the sidewalk near their former site at Civic Center park. The march was part of a national campaign called Solidarity Sunday to support more than 400 Occupy Oakland protesters who were arrested Saturday. Children, college students and older people were part of tonight’s march. Denver police followed along, blocking intersections and traffic to allow the march, as Occupy Denver protesters taunted them with swear words and comments … Continued


12 Occupy protesters arrested outside of Iowa State Capitol, Des Moines

Des Moines Register 2:00 AM, Jan 30, 2012 | by Grant Rodgers | Troopers arrested 12 Occupy Des Moines protesters outside the State Capitol on Sunday night, following the group’s afternoon march to the “People’s Park” from its former encampment in Stewart Square, a city of Des Moines park. The Iowa State Patrol first came to the park around 10:50 p.m., warning protesters that they would be arrested if they stayed past 11. About four of the protesters, sitting and linking arms, declined to stand when asked by troopers and were dragged out of the park to … Continued


Hundreds of OWS protesters march in NYC

Originally published in Newsday: January 29, 2012 7:03 PM Updated: January 29, 2012 10:37 PM By From staff and wire reports Photo credit: Howard Schnapp | Occupy Wall Street protesters march towards Thompkins Square Park in New York, New York. (Jan. 29, 2012) Galleries Occupy Wall Street demonstration Photos: Celebs show up at Occupy Wall Street Close to 300 Occupy Wall Street protesters marched through the streets of Manhattan Sunday night in a show of support for anti-Wall Street demonstrators in Oakland, Calif., more than 400 of whom were arrested … Continued


Occupy Oakland Calls for TOTAL WEST COAST PORT SHUTDOWN ON 12/12

Proposal for a Coordinated West Coast Port Shutdown, Passed With Unanimous Consensus by vote of the Occupy Oakland General Assembly 11/18/2012: In response to coordinated attacks on the occupations and attacks on workers across the nation: Occupy Oakland calls for the blockade and disruption of the economic apparatus of the 1% with a coordinated shutdown of ports on the entire West Coast on December 12th.   The 1% has disrupted the lives of longshoremen and port truckers and the workers who create their wealth, just as coordinated nationwide police attacks have … Continued


Mexican Solidarity Statement (En Español y English)

Compañerxs, Hace unos días, hicimos circular esta carta invitando a compas en México a sumarse a una campaña de solidaridad con el movimiento de Occupy Oakland, en California, EEUU. El 10 de noviembre la Comuna de Oakland cumplió un mes, y en las últimas semanas ha surgido como un espacio muy importante de resistencia y organización autónoma en una ciudad emblemática por su fuerte legado de militancia y activismo anticapitalista. Después del primer intento de desalojo del acampe el 25 de octubre, miles de personas marcharon y la policia respondió … Continued


Worksafe, Inc. Stands In Solidarity With Occupy Oakland and the General Strike!!

WORKSAFE STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH OCCUPY OAKLAND October 28, 2011 Tuesday’s heavy-handed eviction of the Occupy Oakland encampment, and the violence directed at protestors in the hours that followed, has shocked our region, the nation, and the world. Dozens of cities in the U.S. and abroad are holding marches in solidarity with Oakland and vigils for Scott Olsen, the young marine who survived two tours in Iraq only to return home to be critically injured by the police while exercising his First Amendment rights in Oakland. Worksafe joins with so … Continued


Grassroots Global Justice Stands in Solidarity with the Occupy Oakland General Strike

Grassroots Global Justice Alliance Stands in Solidarity with the Occupy Oakland General Strike Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ) supports the workers, students, children and families, the LEFTBAY99 coalition of social justice organizations, OCCUPY/Liberate Oakland, and all those who are taking action as part of the Oakland General Strike of November 2. We echo organizers’ call to “FORECLOSE ON THE 1%” and “OCCUPY THE BANKS!”!  Wall Street, big bankers, and corporate CEO’s should pay for the damage they have done to the global economy, to the 99%, and especially to poor, … Continued


East Bay Community Law Center supports Occupy Oakland & General Strike

In this time of political unrest and economic crisis, when our clients and the wider community are suffering from an economic and political system that is not serving their needs, there must be an outlet for the people’s desire to organize and express their views. We at EBCLC support the desires of the Occupy Oakland movement to express their political views as well as the General Strike called for Wednesday, November 2, 2011, in which many members of our organization plan to participate. The opportunity still remains for the City … Continued


U.C. UAW Local Support of General Strike

UAW 2865 Resolution in Support of Occupy Oakland General Strike Whereas UAW 2865 witnesses firsthand how the 1% (in the form of UC Regents and top UC executives) conspire to steal ever more from students and workers through repeated tuition hikes, reduced services, layoffs, increased workloads, outsourcing and other austerity measures; and Whereas we stand for the rights of all people to living wage jobs with affordable health care, quality education, a voice on the job, fair housing and a well-funded public sector, and WHEREAS: Unemployment is the highest it … Continued