This is the InterOccupy newsletter for the week of October 2nd, 2012. You can also access the newsletter here – which is the best place to read it. To receive this newsletter in your inbox each week, make sure to subscribe here!
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One year ago, the Occupy movement spoke to each other for the first time on the first InterOccupy call. We talked about if, why and how we wanted to communicate with each other regularly, and discussed what needs and offers we had for our partners in struggle around the country. It has now been one year and it's about time we checked in with each other once again. Join us for the InterOccupy one year anniversary call, to discuss our strengths and challenges as we attempt to sustain this very important movement.
Also, check out Canada's VIA22 Call for Monthly Global Actions.
And you may want to get on this exciting and popular new call, Electro Magnetic Radiation/Microwave Frequencies where we discuss the physical and psychological affects of our technology with expert scientists.
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This Week's Calls
These are calls scheduled on InterOccupy for the coming week. For actions and other events, see the full InterOccupy Calendar.
(All times Eastern Standard Time)
Tuesday, October 23rd
- 2:00pm — CALIFORNIA HOMES FRAUD-CLOSURE CAMPAIGN
- 7:00pm — INTERNATIONAL SEED DISPERSAL CALL
- 8:30pm — OCCUPY STRATEGY AROUND THE ELECTIONS CALL
- 9:00pm — IO OUTREACH VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION CALL
- 9:00pm — PLANNING NATIONAL MOVEMENT-WIDE MEDIA WORK
- 10:00pm — REPEAT OF ELECTRO MAGNETIC RADIATION / MICROWAVE FREQUENCIES CALL
Wednesday, October 24th
- 2:00pm — VIA22 WEEKLY COORDINATION MEETING
- 9:00pm — INTEROCCUPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY CALL
- 9:00pm — OCCUPY HOMES NATIONAL TRAINING-SKILLSHARE WEEKLY CALL
Thursday, October 25th
- 12:00pm — DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL MEDIA WORK AMONG OCCUPY GROUPS AND OTHER MOVEMENTS FOR DEMOCRACY (THE AMERICAS, AFRICA & EUROPE)
- 2:00pm — ELECTRO MAGNETIC RADIATION/ MICROWAVE FREQUENCIES CALL
- 3:00pm — OCCUPY MOVEMENT WEEKLY PRESS BRIEFING CALL
- 10:00pm — DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL MEDIA WORK AMONG OCCUPY GROUPS AND OTHER MOVEMENTS FOR DEMOCRACY (THE PACIFIC, AUSTRALIA, ASIA)
Friday, October 26th
- NO CALLS
Saturday, October 27th
- 8:00pm — ORGANIZING THE WEST COAST
Sunday, October 28th
- 11:00am — REPEAT OF ELECTRO MAGNETIC RADIATION / MICROWAVE FREQUENCIES CALL
Monday, October 29th
- 8:00pm — IO MAESTRO TRAINING CALL
- 8:30pm — OREGON OCCUPY FORECLOSURES
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FROM OCCUPYWALLST.ORG: SPAIN MULLING PLAN TO BAN PHOTOS & VIDEOS OF POLICE
In a move sure to send shivers down the spines of activists and civil liberties advocates everywhere, the Spanish government is taking steps to prohibit the filming and photographing of on-duty police and security forces, the New York Times reports.Read More
JUDGES FOR DEMOCRACY’S STATEMENT FROM JOAQUIN BOSCH IN RESPONSE TO SPAIN’S PROPOSED PENAL CODE PLACING BAN ON PHOTOGRAPHING POLICE
Check out this interview with Joaquin Bosch of Spain's Judges for Democracy as he talks about Alberto Ruiz Gallardon's proposed penal code which would ban all photography of on-duty police officers.Read More
VISION STATEMENT HAS SPANISH TRANSLATION
An exciting new stage of the vision working group process has begun! This work is now in the beginning stages of translation for the Spanish speaking community here and abroad. This document is the first of this contribution. As our global community becomes ever more interconnected, we hope to widen the reach of this discussion. Invitamos a tod@s a unirse con nosotr@s, a contribuir y participar en la realización de esta visión mientras cambia y crece.Read More
WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO REALLY WORK TOGETHER NOW? COMMUNITY MEETING AT AME ZION CHURCH, NYC 10/20 – ALL WELCOME!
We are a growing group of people who connected through our beliefs that we can create a more just world and that this will happen only when we figure out how to re-member ourselves –how to work with our many ideologies, analysis, faiths, backgrounds, causes and identities instead of in spite of them.Read More
VIA22 CALL FOR GLOBAL ACTION ON #22O [ENGLISH, FRANCAIS Y ESPANOL]
Student movements, #globalNOISE, Occupy, the Indignados, Take the Square, Democracia Real Ya, Social Forums, Take the Square, Democracia Real Ya, Social Forums, #Yosoy132, Y’en a marre, social movements and long time human rights activists and environmentalists, First Nations, rural and urban populations, organisations of civil society around the world: let us share our knowledge and resources!Read More
GLOBAL ACTIONS HAPPENING TODAY: ISM’S GLOBAL EDUCATION STRIKE, #GLOBALNOISE BRIGHTON, EDUCATION STRIKE IN SPAIN & GENERAL STRIKE IN GREECE! #1WORLD1STRUGGLE
Check out the global actions that happened last week from ISM, to globalNOISE, to Greece and Spain!Read More
CITIZEN-LED EFFORTS IN 23 STATES AIM TO LABEL GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS
After 19 state legislatures last year considered bills to label genetically modified foods, the grassroots campaign in 23 states have formed The Coalition of States for Mandatory GMO Labeling (The Coalition) to coordinate efforts that will require the labeling of genetically modified foods in the USA and to support Prop 37, the California ballot initiative that could mandate GMO labeling in California on election day.Read More
TWEETS AND THE STREETS: SOCIAL MEDIA AND CONTEMPORARY ACTIVISM
Tweets and the Streets analyses the culture of the new protest movements of the 21st century. From the Arab Spring to the "indignados" protests in Spain and the Occupy movement, Paolo Gerbaudo examines the relationship between the rise of social media and the emergence of new forms of protest.Read More
OAKLAND ADOPTS A COMPREHENSIVE FORECLOSURE PREVENTION PACKAGE
Occupy San José News and Views Working Group reports on west coast organizers working to create political pressure for Comprehensive Foreclosure Prevention Packages elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area.Read More
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APPLYING POLITICAL PRESSURE THROUGH DIRECT ACTION – @Register2Revolt
Organizing across Occupations to bring coordinated actions that apply political pressure.
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