Welcome login | signup
Language en es fr
OccupyForum

Forum Post: Actions in NYC on 8/30/2013

Posted 1 year ago on Aug. 30, 2013, 10:53 a.m. EST by grimwomyn (35) from New York, NY
This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Say NO to War in Syria and in the African Community! The People’s Voice-Weekly Speakouts for Justice and Democracy Adam Clayton Powell Plaza 125th and Adam Powell Blvd. Blvd Harlem, NY 5:30pm

Say NO to War in Syria and in the African Community! 99%-OWS City Wide Assembly for the 99%

Adam Clayton Powell Plaza 125th and Adam Powell Blvd. Blvd Harlem, NY New York City, NY 7:00pm


View Larger Map

3 Comments

3 Comments


Read the Rules
[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26682) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

In compliment - please consider:

“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and so they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation.” — Pearl Buck

Young people are already playing a leadership role in the movement for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and build a nation that is truly of, by and for the people.

To support their involvement, Public Citizen has joined forces with our allies to co-found Students United For Democracy. Our first goal is to pass 50 resolutions on campuses by the end of this fall. We see this as a powerful step to compliment the nearly 500 local resolutions that have passed nationwide.

Please do three things to help us meet this goal:

  1. Take a look at the Students United For Democracy website.

  2. If you are a student, sign up to be part of this new movement

  3. Pass this email along to young people you know.

We all know about — and some of us were part of — the student movement that rocked the nation in the 1960s, from the war in Vietnam to civil rights. You may be an aspiring student activist today.

Leadership from the young has inspired great change and been essential to movements for social and environmental justice throughout history.

In recent history, here are some youth-led protests that have created deep societal change:

  • In the 1960s, in the United States and globally, students created change for civil rights, ended the Vietnam War, worked for equality for women and created less rigid social norms.

  • Students called for democracy in Tienanmen Square, China, in 1989; in Tehran, Iran, in 1999; and in Egypt and throughout the Arab world in 2011.

  • In Chile and Britain in 2010 and 2011, mass student protests demonstrated against cuts to higher education.

  • In the United States in 2011 and 2012, the Occupy Movement was led by young activists and has led to shifting dialogue and awareness of the 1%.

  • Globally, student voices are calling for action to curb climate change.

  • In the United States today, demand for a constitutional amendment — to take the power out of the hands of the 1% and ensure that we live in a nation where everyone’s voice is heard — is igniting on campuses from coast to coast.

Already, many campuses have passed resolutions calling for a constitutional amendment, and students have played an important role in moving forward state and local resolutions and ballot initiatives. Help us meet our goal to have more than 50 campuses pass resolutions by the end of the fall semester.

Work with us, Common Cause, Free Speech for People, People For the American Way, Rock the Vote and U.S. PIRG to help the sparks that exist on campuses become flames that ignite our movement into further action.

  1. Take a look at the Students United for Democracy website.

  2. If you are a student, sign up to get involved.

  3. Pass this email along to young people in your life to encourage them to get involved.

To really set the movement for a constitutional amendment aflame, we must engage the hearts and minds of young people.

Help us stoke that flame.

Onward,

Jonah Minkoff-Zern and Aquene Freechild Public Citizen’s Democracy Is For People Campaign

© 2013 Public Citizen • 1600 20th Street, NW / Washington, D.C. 20009 • www.citizen.org

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26682) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

In compliment: Thoughts on waging peace?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/thoughts-on-syria-anyone-or-general-thoughts-on-th/

TWEET

DKAtoday ‏@DKAtoday

Thoughts on the situation in #Syria? Share them with @DFAAction http://democracyforamerica.com/pages/857-dfa-membership-survey-syria?akid=3863.2041858._mFx6n&rd=1&source=ND2&t=1 … via @DFAaction

H? w U wage PEACE ???

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26682) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago