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Another World is Possible! #S17

Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 31, 2012, 10:14 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: s17, nyc

S17: Another World is Possible

#OccupyWallStreet was born Sept. 17, 2011, when we occupied the heart of Manhattan’s Financial District to declare: "We are the 99%! We will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%!"

Our message resonated across the globe as countless sister occupations rose up in solidarity. With the whole world watching, a terrified 1% threw everything they could at us, but in so doing, they exposed not only the violence and deceit necessary to maintain systemic inequality, but also the tragic truth that our so-called democratic governments were in fact tools of the very 1% we had organized to resist. In city after city, we were demonized, brutalized, and evicted – but the 1% made one crucial error: in their arrogance, they assumed they'd won.

The 1% can never win; they are (by their own design) hopelessly outnumbered. Another world is not only possible, it is unstoppable. We, the 99%, are on the right side of history.

One year, and over 7,000 arrests later, we are still fighting. We are not afraid, and we will never, ever, quit.

Join us September 15-17, 2012 for three days of education, celebration, and resistance!

For more information and schedule of most events in NYC, visit S17NYC.org. See below for an evolving list of Occupy one-year-anniversary related events, actions, and additional resources in NYC and other cities.

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#S17 Updates for the week of August 29th

Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 29, 2012, 8:24 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: s17, nyc

Face of MLK S17 poster
Next month, help us fulfill the dream of economic justice for everyone!

As you read this, the whirring machinery of mass media is increasingly focusing the spotlight on Romney, Obama and the spectacle of elections.

A lot will be decided this November but almost none of it where the public can see. We receive an endless stream of TV commercials funded by SuperPac billionaires in lieu of a true democratic discourse. The 99% is left in the wake of campaign commercials acting as currency for both the candidates and the media charged with covering them for us.

If you want to have the greatest impact on our democracy, cast your ballot on September 17th - in the streets. Join us.

#S17: 3 Days of Education, Celebration & Resistance

Our mass mobilization of the 99% on September 15 - 17 is coming up soon. And as it was when OWS first began, the most impactful way to help is to show up, do your thing and help all our voices be heard!

Below you will find a series of actions and events building up to S17 as well as planning meetings and conference calls where you could help organize the litany of S17 festivities throughout the weekend. You can also check out the Occupy Classifieds for immediate needs leading up to our one year anniversary. Have a great idea? Make it so!

Free University Planning Meeting
Thursday, August 30th, 6pm
CUNY Graduate Center - 365 Fifth Ave - Room 5414. Bring ID and snacks. All are welcome.

The Free University of NYC will host a week of free educational courses and events in Madison Square Park this September 18-22. Help us organize all this at our planning meeting.

S17 Affinity Spokes
Friday, August 31st, 6pm
Foley Square

Come to the affinity group spokescouncil to plan actions on the birthday of Occupy Wall Street, September 17th. An affinity group is a group of friends or family. Its a group of people you trust. Its also a group that shares a political or tactical goal. 5pm: Trainings on affinity groups: learn more about how to form an affinity group. 6pm: Spokescouncil begins

Occupy Dance
Every Saturday and Wednesday, 7pm
The Wall Street Bull, 1 Bowling Green

Help build momentum leading up to September 17 on join Occupy Dance in a peaceful protest at the Wall Street bull. Join us as we celebrate the iconic image of the ballerina on the bull and exercise our freedom of expression. All are welcome to join in a full ballet warm up and creative practice.

S17 Convergence Planning
Saturday, September 1st, 2pm
The Garibaldi Statue at Washington Square Park, 1 Washington Square

Join us for our fourth meeting for planning convergence components for September 17th and the preceding weekend (September 15-16). Check out the schedule we’ve developed and look for the OWS Orientation Banner!

S17 Work Sprint
Sunday, September 2nd, Noon - 4pm
33 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn

Come 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. Please email services@s17nyc.org for location and further information.

S17 Coordination Meeting
Monday, September 3rd, 6pm - 9pm
Judson Memorial Church, Washington Square Park South

Interested in planning or plugging in to S17 activities? Come and bring your creative juices so we can make an amazing cocktail of a weekend celebrating a new chapter of Occupy!

National Planning Call for September 17th
Tuesday, September 4th, 7pm
Location: Your phone

Join occupiers nation-wide through InterOccupy as we organize for the big day. Pass on the plans from your city to date (estimate numbers interested in coming if there was free transport, solidarity actions, etc), and help us help you best plug into any available resources.

The Crushing Burden of Debt
Tuesday, September 4th, 7pm
McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street

76% of Americans are in serious debt. At least 1 in 7 is already being pursued by debt collectors. Median household debt in America has risen to $75,600, and much of it can never be repaid in our lifetimes. Credit was supposed to help us realize our dreams. Instead, predatory lenders are rapidly closing off the opportunities that a democracy ought to nurture. Panel members will discuss the consequences, and the possibilities for debt resistance.

Call for Artists: Submit Media for S17
Anytime. From anywhere.

This movement can't happen without your creativity. Please share pictures, videos, drawings, signs, posters, or anything else we can re-post online!

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TODAY: Practice the People's Wall for #S17

Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 29, 2012, 1:09 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: s17, nyc

All Roads Lead to Wall Street poster

You are cordially invited to an open forum to discuss and practice the "People's Wall" action for the morning of September 17th.

5 PM, Liberty Square (aka Zuccotti Park)
Wednesday, August 29th

The morning of September 17th will begin with a gathering at the intersections immediately surrounding the New York Stock Exchange. Each intersection will feature performers and open public speak outs, followed by a mass sit-in.

TODAY, August 29th, at 5pm, we will talk about and practice the planned action. We will illustrate the ways that individuals can choose to participate: either by taking part in the planned civil disobedience directly, or by safely supporting those who choose to put their bodies on the line. We will be recruiting to fill brief but essential roles in this mass action: tactical roles, videographers, performers, observers. We hope that by working together we can create a clear, powerful platform for our many voices to be heard.

We need you to come help us plan and coordinate the movement and participation of our community for this event. We're organizing this day as an opportunity to collaborate. We need your help to host the members of the 99% from New York and around the country for a morning Occupying Wall Street together.

Occupy Wall Street and our allies have brought to the attention of the world that Wall Street, and finance capitalism broadly speaking, are at the root of many social ills: environmental destruction, manipulation of the political process, the prison-industrial complex, the surveillance state. It seems that if you follow the money, no matter what issue concerns you… All Roads Lead to Wall Street.

On September 17th, when the whole world will once again be watching, we plan to make these connections crystal clear in a disciplined and powerful civil disobedience. We intend to create an empowering space for participants to deliver their own messages about why they demand an end to Wall Street's devastating influence on our government, our environment, and our lives

Please join us to plan and practice the action, and to spread the message that not only is another world possible, but that we are here to demand it, together. (Future training sessions will be scheduled, so don't worry if you miss out on this one. There will be many opportunities to help build the People's Wall.)

With love and hope,
~ S17 NYSE action team
more info: http://s17nyc.org

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Upcoming #OWS Events , Aug. 23 - 27

Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 23, 2012, 1:57 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: events, s17, nyc

#S17: 3 Days of Education, Celebration & Resistance

Will you stand with the 99% this September? Our one year anniversary is coming up soon.

The best way to follow what’s happening is to register for updates and let us know what you’re interested in. There will be something for everyone!

Occupy these Actions and Assemblies

Stop the Spectra Pipeline: There are daily actions happening at the construction site for the pipeline that will bring fracked gas through residential neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan and the Rockaways.. You can learn more about the issues, find actions that suit your schedule and interests more at: http://occupythepipeline.blogspot.com/

Thursday, August 23th, 6:00pm
Tech Ops Tools for Activists
33 Flatbush Avenue

Join us for an Occupy Tech Training in WordPress & S17NYC.org. If this is your first Occupy event, please introduce yourself by email before attending the meeting (tech@nycga.net). Feel free bring food and/or beverages.

Friday, August 24th, 8:00pm
S17 Affinity Group Spokes
Tompkins Square Park, under the Hare Krishna Tree

Let's celebrate the death of Wall Street and the Birth of an alternative. An affinity group shares trust and a political or tactical goal. If you don't have an affinity group you should come to learn and meet people. We will be offering an affinity group training at 5pm before the meeting begins.

Friday, August 24th, 8:00pm
Pub Crawls for the 99%
Location changes every week: check the link for more info

Join our roving outreach party as we hit a new neighborhood every week. We’ve got music, flyers, games, wanted posters and more. Bring wigs, colorful costumes, flyers and talk trash about Wall Street.

Saturday, August 25th, 2:00pm
S17 Convergence Meeting
The Garibaldi Statue at Washington Square Park, 1 Washington Square

Join us for our third meeting for planning convergence components for September 17th and the preceding weekend (September 15-16).

Saturday, August 25th, 2:00pm
Occupy the Pen: Panel Discussion
Governors Island, New York, NY

Four writers will read from their work about Occupy Wall Street and discuss their experiences writing on, as well as participating in, the Occupy movement.

Saturday, August 25, 3:00pm
Debt Burn Inferno
Location TBA

We are coming together to refuse this system of inherited debt. Together, we refuse a life of servitude. We burn our debt.

Saturday, August 25th, 12:00pm
Occupy Town Square 9: Sunset Park
Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY

Come to Sunset Park for the 9th of the Occupy Town Square series of pop-up occupations. Our Hall of Fame Tax Dodgers baseball team will be playing a game, as well as musicians, workshops, immigration lawyers, face painting for kids, food, kite making, banner making, t-shirt stenciling, and then teach ins on sustainable food, politics, and police brutality. We will also be celebrating with the Rent Strikers of 46th Street who recently got their abusive slum lord's 'super' evicted from their building...Come one come all!!

Saturday, August 25th, 7:00pm
Ballet at the Barricades
The Wall Street Bull

Occupy Dance presents a peaceful protest on Wall St., inviting all to join us twice a week in a full ballet warm up and creative practice. Help absorb the police barricades into our action, celebrate the iconic image of the ballerina on the bull, exercise our freedom of expression, and ground us in solidarity with the 99%.

Sunday, August 26th, 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.

Monday, August 27th, 5:00pm-6:30pm
S17 Mobilization Training
220 E. 23rd Street, Manhattan

Interested in building for S17? Do you want to get more people involved in OWS Anniversary weekend events? Come learn the basics of how to do effective outreach, recruitment and mobilization for September 17th and the weekend before.

Monday, August 27th, 6:00pm-10:00pm
S17 Planning/Spokes Meeting
220 E. 23rd Street, Manhattan

Come and bring your creative juices to help with activities for the weekend leading up to Occupy’s one-year-anniversary on September 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.

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.

Poster for Occupy Town Squares this weekend

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Occupy Changed the Conversation: Now We Change the World!

Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 21, 2012, 3:55 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: s17, nyc

One year ago last September we began an occupation that pinpointed the Villain in the broad nightmare that has become of the American Dream: Wall Street.

To commemorate and build upon our collective call that ‘enough is enough’, join us this September 15 -17 in a mass mobilization of the 99%.

Register for #S17 to plug into actions across the country and stay posted about transportation and housing for the Wall Street convergence.

We will continue to put our bodies on the line to expose how the 1% are controlling our fates; how we are drowning in loans, student debt, fraudulent mortgages. That our democracy itself is being sold to the highest bidder, while our environment is turned into just another toxic asset.

It is an uphill battle, but the very essence of Occupy exhibits how you are not a loan. Or alone. And that together, we are unstoppable.

Find out how you can pitch in on an existing project or register an action you already have in the works now.

They can steal your job, your home, your freedom, your vote. They can’t steal our ability to dream together.

Refuse to live in fear, believe another world is possible. Register and join us for #S17.

– from the ‘Your Inbox: Occupied’ team

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