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Retribution Against the Financial Elite

#OWS Updates for Aug. 10th-18th

Posted 1 year ago on Aug. 10, 2012, 11:44 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

Masked protesters hold shields decorated like book covers such as Assata by Assata Shakur and The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Book Bloc is getting ready for #S17. Are you?

September 15-17 NYC: Three days of education, celebration and resistance
No Matter What Your Issue, If You Follow the Money....All Roads Lead to Wall Street.

This week’s action: Check out the #S17 Call to Action video and share with your communities!

Occupy these Actions and Assemblies

Friday, August 10th, 2pm
99 Pickets Wheels 4 Workers

Join 32BJ SEIU workers and their supporters for the RIDE FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM — a bike ride to protest real estate developers like T.F. Cornerstone who are denying their largely immigrant service workers the security, retirement, safety-training and advancement opportunities afforded to 55,000 building workers in NYC. For just $2/hour per worker more, Cornerstone could stop this destructive race to the bottom.
Meet us at the starting line for the send off! Or get on your bike and make the ride!
2:00 – 3:30pm: Rally at Cornerstone’s HQ at 387 Park Ave South, Manhattan
3:30 – 4:30pm: Ride to Long Island City
4:30 – 6:00pm: Rally at Cornerstone: 4720 Center Blvd, Long Island City

Friday, August 10th, 2pm
Food for Thought Film Series
La Casita, 414 45th Street, Brooklyn

Occupy/Occupemos Sunset Park continues its series with two films on urban financial crises and how people fought back against them. "TIGHTEN YOUR BELTS, BITE THE BULLET," from 1981, and "PEOPLE'S FIREHOUSE #1" from 1979.

Saturday, August 11th, 11:00am-7:00pm
Occupy Town Square - Astoria/Long Island City
Astoria Park, 21 Hoyt Avenue North, Queens

Occupy Astoria LIC invites you to Occupy Town Square: a traveling celebration of free assembly. There will be a potluck picnic from 12-2pm, a swap-market, music, dance, teach-ins, storytelling and exchanging ideas about our neighborhood & our city.

Saturday, August 11th, 11:30am
Broadcast of Occupy Brooklyn TV!
On the web and on TV: all NYC, Verizon: Channel 43; In Brooklyn: Time Warner channel 35, Cablevision channel 68, RCN channel 83

Don’t miss Occupy Public Access TV’s first show! News and views from the international people’s resistance will be available both online and on TV.

Sunday, August 12, 12:00pm-4:00pm
S17 Work Session
33 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn

Got some work to do for S17? Join teams from across OWS as we work on all the exciting stuff that needs doing for S17: websites, volunteer coordination, calendar updates, prep for the Monday Spokes meeting and anything else.

Sunday, August 12, 4:00pm
The People’s Puppets of OWS Present: Jack and the Corporate Beanstalk
American Park in Greenpoint (Franklin St. between Milton St. & Noble St., Brooklyn)

Jack goes to college for a better future but realizes after being saddled with debt that she’s still at the mercy of the Corporate Giant. In this puppet music spectacle the audience is encouraged to get involved and help Jack take back the Golden Goose for the 99%.

Tuesday, August 14, 6:30 pm
American Autumn Film Screening
Church of the Redeemer, 30-14 Crescent Street at 30th Avenue

Occupy Astoria LIC presents the Occu-Doc American Autumn as part of their ‘Documentaries for the 99%’ series. This Occupy movie is a powerfully unique one, as described by David Swanson: “We now have a film of our own. This is not amateur hour. This is a movie as well made, in technical terms, as any Hollywood blockbuster with Pentagon funding. But this is a movie with us in it."

Friday, August 17th, Midnight Every Night until September 16th
#YesWeCamp 2.0 #PACAttack
Union Square

Join for a month of tactical #SleepfulProtests starting August 16th and culminating on the eve of Occupy Wall Street’s one-year-anniversary on September 16th. Assemble at #OccupyUnionSq for Eviction Theater to connect with sleeping groups each night at Midnight.

Saturday, August 18th, 2:00pm
4th Feminist General Assembly
Harlem Meer, Central Park - 110th St.

This will be a Feminist General Assembly focusing on the struggles of People of Color. We will work on actions to combat racial and economic injustice. Everyone is invited, allies welcome!

For Text Message alerts on your cellphone about daily events, actions, and important information, sign up for the ComHub SMS blasts by texting @owscom to 23559.

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