Nearly one year ago a bottom up protest movement erupted in New York City, calling attention to the role of Wall Street in robbing the 99% and wrecking the economy. It was a movement that inspired millions.
But Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a global leader of the 1%, unleashed his ‘private army’ to pepper spray, beat, arrest, imprison and evict us. As we prepare for the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street on September 17th, what will his response be this time?
Occupy organizers from all five boroughs and from across the country are striving for a different kind of democracy. One where million$ and billion$ don’t decide who gets elected and who gets arrested. Do you have our back?
Tell the Mayor of Wall Street to put away his violent white shirts, helicopters, guns, chemical agents, jail cells and undercover spying operations.
Occupy is a nonviolent movement. And if Mayor Bloomberg hears all of our voices together and sees our collective power in the streets, we might just make it out of #S17 in one piece.
More ways to help support #OWS On Our One-Year Anniversary
On the weekend of September 17th we are calling all members of the 99% to converge on New York City for three days of celebration, education, and resistance.
And we need your help to make this convergence a truly historic event.
Over the past year we have fundamentally changed the conversation and empowered people to take to the streets in their communities. We pinpointed the proper Villain in the American Nightmare, and displayed how when it comes to the degradation of the American Dream, All Roads Lead to Wall Street.
Yes we changed the conversation, and now we act that much more forthrightly to change the world. Likewise, we are seeking funds to facilitate such large ambitions.
Our previous request for contributions to the OWS May Day Fund was a great success, helping make May Day a large scale spectacle. The funds were utilized to support communications, transportation, food, printing costs, art fabrication, and music production for actions throughout the day, including the pop-up occupation of Bryant Park, the solidarity rally and concert at Union Square, and the Popular Assembly in the financial district.
We are using the same system of resource allocation this time, which we have renamed the Action Resource Fund (ARF). ARF will be raising and distributing funds via the S17 Planning Group, a body convened by the Direct Action Working Group in July.
The most important way you can show your support is by joining us in the streets on #S17. But we also need financial and material resources to spread the word and support actions.