October 8, 2011–a heady day when the decision was made to Occupy Buffalo in Niagara Square. The encampment lasted four months and brought the message of social and economic injustice front and center, where it couldn’t be ignored. Many thought Occupy Buffalo went away after the heavily armed eviction. However, Occupy Buffalo did some of their most important work continuing on from that day, consistently attending the ECIDA meetings, the NFTA meetings, the School Board meetings and the City Councils meetings, where they were able to be an influence in the city’s decision to remove $45 million dollars of taxpayer’s money from Chase. They continue to protest, they continue to teach, they continue to reach out to the community.
Come Join Occupy Buffalo in celebration and discussion this weekend!
Saturday, October 6
1–2 p.m.: Occupy Buffalo Anniversary Celebration
2–4 p.m.: Anniversary Assembly: Past, Present and Future of Occupy Buffalo
4–6 p.m.: Student Debt Assembly, Prisoners Rights Discussion, Open Issue-Based Discussions and Teach Ins
6 p.m. and onward: Occupy Buffalo Birthday Party
Sunday, October 7
2–3 p.m.: Interfaith Peace Network Vigil to mark the 11th Anniversary of the War in Afghanistan
3–4 p.m.: “No Wars, No Drones!” Anti-War Rally
More information on facebook.
For a One Year Happy Birthday gift, here’s a post created for our 99th day anniversary:
HAPPY 99 DAYS, OCCUPY BUFFALO!
We’re not the smallest occupation…..
That privilege belongs to Mill Ends Park in Portland, Oregon, which is the world’s smallest park, according to the Guinness World Book of Records, at just 452 square inches. Note the tiny tents, the Occupy Caution police tape and many little blue policemen. Cameron Scott Whitten, 20, (not shown) arrested on 12/16/11 for refusing to get out of the street and onto the sidewalk.
Big sister, Occupy Portland, continues the work………
We’re not the biggest occupation…..
Zucotti Park, owned by the 1% and more or less rented to the 99%, until Mr. 1% didn’t like it anymore. Seventy arrested, camp busted, 5000 books, many computers, tents, personal items dumpstered 11/15/11.
The work continues……….
But, they’ve heard of us!
Part of the OWS 99% Bat Signal on historic 35,000 strong march across the Brooklyn Bridge, 11/17/11.
We are the just right occupation!
Who else had a Dome full of Santas? Photo by Brian Pickard
Occupy Buffalo has been in encamped continuously since 10/8/11. They maintain a non-violent commitment to opposing the 1%. They maintain a working relationship with the city. They maintain a high level of spirit, visibility and engagement in local, state and national issues. Zero arrests in Niagara Square.
The work continuesxn--xn--.
HAPPY 99 DAYS IN THE SQUARE, OCCUPY BUFFALO!
Oct 8, 2011 GA Photo by Christina Cooke
Thru the rain…
Thru the snow…
Oc cu py Buff a lo!