This is the InterOccupy newsletter for the week of September 25th, 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!
Welcome to the InterOccupy newsletter for the week of September 25th, 2012. Remember that you can submit your actions, announcements and resources to InterOccupy. Are you interested in joining the IO team and helping communication flow for the movement? Register for our next orientation call. We could also use help with occassional small tasks, so if you don't have time to join the team but want to pitch in when you can, please sign up here!
If you liked the swirl tactic used on #S17 in NYC's financial district and want to adopt it in your town we can help you do it! Make sure to check out Move to Amend's regional gathering taking place Friday 9/28 – Sunday 9/30 in Northampton, Massachusetts. Don't miss American Autumn: An Occudoc screening from 9/28 and 10/4 at Quad Cinemas in NYC, proceeds from the box office will go to Occupy Allies.
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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, September 25th
- 2:00pm — CALIFORNIA HOMES FRAUD-CLOSURE CAMPAIGN
- 9:00pm — FIXING FOSSIL FUEL
- 9:00pm — IO VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION CALL
- 9:00pm — PLANNING NATIONAL MOVEMENT-WIDE MEDIA WORK
- 9:00pm — OCCUPY THE DEBATES CALL
Wednesday, September 26th
- 8:00pm — MI INTEROCCUPY CALL
- 9:00pm — OCCUPY HOMES NATIONAL TRAINING-SKILLSHARE WEEKLY CALL
Thursday, September 27th
- 12:00pm — DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL MEDIA WORK AMONG OCCUPY GROUPS AND OTHER MOVEMENTS FOR DEMOCRACY (THE AMERICAS, AFRICA & EUROPE)
- 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, September 28th
- 3:00pm — GLOBAL NOISE MUMBLE MEETING
Saturday, September 29th
- NO CALLS
Sunday, September 30th
- 4:00pm — THE PEOPLES CONGRESS, FORMING THE GOVERNMENT WE WANT
Monday, October 1st
- 8:30pm — OREGON OCCUPY FORECLOSURES
- 9:00pm — HEALTH/SUPPORT FOR THE MOVEMENT: STRATEGY, LEADERSHIP, CONVERGENCE
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.
WATCH25S AND HELP TRANSLATE
Watch25s and help translate in the channel you can!Read More
DEMOCRACY IS KIDNAPPED. THE 25S IS GOING TO RESCUE HER. #OCUPAELCONGRESO
15M in Spain as well as other movements will surround the Congress of Deputies in Spain Square, Barcelona on September 25 to rescue our democracy that has been kidnapped.Read More
WANT TO BRING THE #S17 SWIRL TACTIC TO YOUR TOWN?
Want to bring the #S17's swirl tactic home with you? Contact us to talk more!Read More
PROCEEDS FROM WEEKLONG SCREENING OF AMERICAN AUTUMN: AN OCCUDOC TO GO TO OCCUPY GROUPS
American Autumn: an Occudoc will screen September 28 – October 4 at the Quad Cinema (34 W. 13th st) in New York from Friday, September 28 – Thursday, October 4.Read More
WATER BLOG: COUNCIL OF CANADIANS DELIVERS FRACKING FLUIDS TO ENVIRONMENT MINISTER PETER KENT
Council of Canadians staff delivered petitions yesterday signed by nearly 10,000 people who are demanding a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in Canada until the federal reviews are complete. Organizing Team Administrative Assistant Philippe Charbonneau, Communications Officer Matthew Ramsden and I dressed in hazardous materials suits and attempted to deliver mock buckets of toxic fracking fluids to Environment Minister Peter Kent.Read More
OCCUPY THE DEBATES!
The Commission on Presidential Debates, a private corporation, restricts the ‘debates’ to the two corporate parties and the issues that they approve. The concerns of the people will be discussed superficially or not at all. How will you Occupy the Debates?Read More
RELAX AND CALM: MEDITATION CIRCLE FOR POST-S17 & PTSD TONIGHT 9/19 @ 7:15PM
Occupy Yoga will lead a meditation circle at Zuccotti park instead of our usual location at USQPark – focussing on de-compressing after the weekend events. We will teach a few specific meditations for stress and PTSD that you can learn and practice yourself!Read More
#S22 – JOIN US IN THE GLOBAL FRACKDOWN! INTERNATIONAL ACTION DAY TO FIGHT FRACKING!
There are now over 125 actions being planned all over the world. There are now actions and events being organized in Canada, United States, Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Spain, France, Ireland, UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Australia and New Zealand.Read More
COME TO LONDON: SUPPORT THE TUC DEMONSTRATION AND EUROPE AGAINST AUSTERITY ACTION CONFERENCE – 20/21 OCTOBER
On Saturday October 20th the British Trades Union Congress is holding a march against austerity ‘For a future that works’. Hundreds of thousands of people will take to the streets of London to oppose the cuts being forced upon them. The Coalition of Resistance will be at the heart of this demonstration with its message of ‘No Cuts’. The participation of delegations from across Europe will hugely strengthen the significance of what will be a massive mobilisation.Read More
JOIN A BOLDER GIVING CONVERSATION WITH BRENDAN MARTIN, CO-FOUNDER OF THE OWS WORKER COOPERATIVE WORKING GROUP
Brendan Martin is a co-founder of the OWS Worker Cooperative working group. As part of the working group he has supported the development of half a dozen worker co-ops directly related to the Wall Street occupation and the emerging Occupy movement. Bolder Giving is very excited to announce that Brendan Martin, will be the featured Bold Giver on Thursday, September 20th at 12pm ET.Read More
FREE UNIVERSITY IN NYC #S18-S22
The Free University of NYC will host a week of free educational courses and events in Madison Square Park this September 18-22. Bringing together people from around the world, Free University will advocate for education as a human right and demonstrate our ability to implement free education for all.Read More
COMPREHENSIVE VIDEO RECAP OF #S17 BY TRUTH TO POWER NEWS
A few intrepid Occupy Portland peeps started an Indigogo campaign to come all the way out to NYC for S17 and document the weekend for a new project called "Truth to Power News." This is their 6-minute video recap of S17, by far the most comprehensive and positive depiction of the scope of the entire day. Please watch it and spread it aroundRead More
SHARE YOUR STORY OF DEBT AND RELEASE YOUR SOCIETAL SHAME
Occupied Stories has teamed up with StrikeDebt to provide a space for anyone to share their stories of debt. Our intention is to provide a space where we can release our societal shame around debt and share first-person stories on how it impacts our lives.Read More
ONE OF OCCUPY’S NEW STRATEGIES: STRIKE DEBT! DOWNLOAD THE DEBT RESISTORS’ OPERATIONS MANUAL HERE
Whistleblowers have revealed a widespread pattern of immoral and illegal activity on the part of lenders and collection agencies. Yet our elected officials have proved that they are unwilling to rein in the finance industry or provide debt relief to the citizenry. The Debt Resistor’s Operations Manual is the first of several Strike Debt projects aimed at helping debtors evict Wall Street from their lives and take the first step towards creating a credit system that serves the people and not the profit margins of the 1%.Read More
#OCCUPYISAAC SUSPEND RELIEF OPERATIONS BECAUSE OF CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION
After revelations of widespread contamination of the Palequemines Parish in South East Louisiana and contradictory filings by Stolthaven New Orleans LLC, #OccupyIsaac has suspended all relief activities. These revelations in addition to an absence of interest in providing relief and rebuilding the area nationwide, led #OccupyIsaac to cease operations immediately.Read More
39 ASIAN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS EXPRESS THEIR SOLIDARITY WITH #S17 OCCUPY WALL STREET
From Bangkok: From 15 to 17th of September, in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, we will raise our voices and promote actions to ban derivatives in food, dismantle the power of the banks and TNCs, stop the privatization of water and public services, cancel the illegitimate debts that are strangling our sisters and brothers in Europe, achieve deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and restore a life in harmony with nature.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.
OCCUPY THE DEBATES – @occupythedbates
Occupy the Debates, the People’s Dialogue, seeks to demonstrate the disconnect between the presidential candidates of the two corporate parties and the people of the United States whom they are supposed to represent.
CITY OF THE FUTURE RISING #N05 – @occupywatertown
Reclaim The City of the Future November 5th, 2012
OCCUPY VIRTUAL WORLDS – @ovw17
To coordinate Occupy throughout virtual worlds (e.g. Second Life, 3rd Rock Grid, & many others), and become a hub for numerous ongoing events: poetry, drum circles, rock operas, peace & music festivals, discussions, education, and actions.
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.