Weekly Update: Who's Afraid of the Occupy Movement?
Who's afraid of the Occupy Movement?... Clearly, the Plutocracy is.
Why else would every corporate media outlet from one coast to the other publish “1 year on, Occupy is in disarray, spirit lives on” on the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street? And why else would the Obama administration request an ‘Emergency Appeal’ of Judge Katharine Forrest’s permanent injunction last week of the section of the National Defense Authorization Act that permits indefinite detention?
The United States is awake and the movement to end corporate control of government and end the resultant wealth divide is alive and well. From the Chicago Teachers Union strike to the recent actions to stop Monsanto and the Tar Sands Pipeline to the activities celebrating the birthday of OWS, the people of this nation are rising up and it is beautiful. And the Occupy Movement is there either leading the way or supporting from behind.
Please visit October2011.org to see coverage of the anniversary actions, including excellent analysis of and commentary on the movement, and more!
And visit InterOccupy.net to see the numerous hubs that have been created there to organize actions locally and nationally and to educate about specific issues. And education is key to build a strong movement.
OccuCards are a great tool for education. Visit the OccuCards website to see the two new cards that they published. One is on ALEC, done in collaboration with the Center for Media and Democracy, and the other is on the Republicrats. They’ve also created a new Monsanto card specifically for Prop 37, which would require labeling of foods that are genetically engineered. This card is FREE to all people in California (you only pay shipping).
From now until Election Day, you are invited to participate in Occupy the Debates. You can add your voice by completing the online survey and then instantly reviewing the results. The results will be sent to candidates for response and their answers will be posted. You can organize events in your area (check the website to see what others are doing). Watch for our upcoming national organizing call on InterOccupy.
And you can watch the first debate with us on October 3rd. We’ll have informed commentators to unspin the spin and tell you what the candidates and their Corporation on Presidential Debates (no, it's not a commission) left out. You can join us in real time to add your comments and ask questions. Mark your calendar now for October 3 and we’ll send more details in the next update.
We try to keep you up to date. If there is something we’ve missed, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you’ve missed an update, they are now archived on the website. And please forward this newsletter to everyone you know.
The spirit of Occupy is thriving in the United States and around the world! We will be silent no longer and we will work for a world that is peaceful, just and sustainable.
October2011.org/Occupy Washington DC
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