This is the InterOccupy newsletter for the week of March 19th 2013. 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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Idle No More Quebec encourages people and organizations who work in solidarity with Indigenous and environmental causes to respond to the global call to action IDLE NO MORE. As part of World Water Day, Idle No More denounces the policies of the federal Conservative government, in the form of legislation which removes the protection of 99.9% of rivers and 99 7% of lakes in Canada. Idle No More Quebec invites everyone to respond to this call for 3 days of mobilization. You are invited to participate, engage your community and join in solidarity in this fight!
A UK-based group called The Rules, is highlighting the role of tax havens in causing global poverty. The City of London, a square mile within London itself, is the most important global hub of the tax haven system, through which billions in untaxed profits flow every day. Activists are coming together from around
the world to sign an open statement, which will be publi shed in a major UK newspaper. Add your name to the open statement before it’s published.
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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, March 19th
- 9:00pm — IO VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION CALL
- 9:00pm — PLANNING NATIONAL MOVEMENT-WIDE MEDIA WORK
Wednesday, March 20th
- 11:00am — DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL MEDIA WORK AMONG OCCUPY GROUPS AND OTHER MOVEMENT
S FOR DEMOCRACY (THE AMERICAS, AFRICA & EUROPE)
- 7:00pm — OCCUPY THE ECONOMY: CALL FOR ORGANIZERS
- 8:00pm — NATIONAL GATHERING LAUNCH CALL
- 8:00pm — USING MUMBLE
Thursday, March 21st
- 2:00pm — ELECTRO MAGNETIC RADIATION/ MICROWAVE FREQUENCIES CALL
- 2:00pm — VIA22 WEEKLY COORDINATION MEETING
- 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)
- 12:00pm — VIA22 GLOBAL ASSEMBLY
- 5:00pm — ORGANIZING THE WESTERN STATES
- 7:00pm — OCCUPY THE ECOMONY: VOLUNTEERS
Saturday, March 23rd
- 3:00pm — ARTICLEV.ORG, CONVENTION TO PROPOSE AMENDMENTS
Sunday, March 24th
- NO CALLS
Monday, March 25th
Each week, we deliver all of the items to you that have been submitted to the InterOccupy Newswire. If you have an important, relevant announcement or resource to share with others you can Submit it to the Newswire and it will be included in next week's newsletter.
| IDLE NO MORE QUEBEC: RESPOND TO THE GLOBAL CALL TO
ACTION IDLE NO MORE
Idle No More Quebec encourages people and organizations who work in solidarity with Indigenous and environmental causes to respond to the global call for 3 days of mobilization. You are invited to participate, engage your community and join in solidarity in this fight!Read More
| IT’S TIME TO TACKLE THE ‘TAX HAVEN CAPITAL OF THE WORLD’
Every year multinational corporations and corrupt politicians siphon off around $1.26 trillion of the world’s wealth, using elaborate schemes to transfer profits to countries with little or no tax. The City of London, a square mile within London itself, is the most important global hub of the tax haven system, through which billions in untaxed profits flow every day.Read More
| WE ARE STARTING TO PIECE TOGETHER WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR ORDERING THE EVICTION OF OCCUPY MELBOURNE FROM CITY SQUARE
In the sixteen months since the eviction, there have been sustained calls for an independent investigation into the legality of the eviction and method of eviction. The City of Melbourne Council last rejected a motion to have an independent inquiry into the matter.Read More
| MARCH THIS SATURDAY WASHINGTON D.C.
On March 16th in Washington DC at noon at 1 DuPont circle, there will be a march in solidarity with Greek Workers who Occupied and took over a factory.Read More
| QUESTIONAIRE FOR BOOK/WEBSITE ON THE GLOBAL UPRISING
Activists with FelS, a radical left political group based in Berlin, have come up with the idea of producing a handbook for participants in the global uprising. They are interested in asking activists from around the world to respond to some questions about the development of movements in their country/region. Please respond by April.Read More
| THE PEOPLE V. WELLS FARGO – OUR STORY
On March 5th, in the matter of The People v. Wells Fargo the jury found the 12 Occupy Philly protestors arrested in November 2011 for a sit-in against the banks’ predatory lending practices and mafia-like policies, NOT GUILTY. One of the protestors looks back on the action, the trial, and the reaction.Read More
These are new Hubs that have been started on InterOccupy. Hubs are used by groups for coordinating actions, projects, campaigns and other types of events. You can also view the full list of Hubs.
PEOPLE AGAINST THE NDAA – @pandaunite
Stop the indefinite detention of any person, anywhere in the U.S., defeat the NDAA, restore America to Constitutional Governance.
OWS ACTION LAB – @actionlab
OWS Direct Action organizing against the power of the 1%
TAKE DOWN SALLIE MAE – @SinkSallieMae
This campaign seeks to highlight Sallie Mae's central, detrimental role in the student debt crisis and build a coalition to make strong demands and envision alternatives.
Hub Updates are information and announcements made by groups organizing using InterOccupy Hubs. For more information about each group, visit their Hub by clicking on the title of their hub.
| Take the Square – for International Coordination says:
The Spanish #P2P Wikisprint on March 20
The Brussels Business
| Occupy the NRA says:
Occupy the NRA to Occupy Three Major Wall Street Firms, Deliver Message: "Divest from Gun Makers Now. Your Profit is Our Loss
| OWS Labor Alliance says:
Would You Eat at a Restaurant that Steals from their Workers and…
Yelp #DirtyDishes Today!
| Occupy Our Homes says:
Stop the Eviction of a Disabled Former School Teacher in Detroit!
| Stop TPP says:
Trading Away Health: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)
As Clock Ticks Toward Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Deadline, U.S. Must End Stall Tactics on Access to Medicines
| Occupy Sacramento says:
We Will Not Be Silenced – Strategy Forum/Open House