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Welcome

Welcome to the InterOccupy newsletter for the week of August 20th, 2012.  If you are in the midwest, come to Detroit this week for the second ever Occupy the Midwest conference, August 23-26.  And, we are all gearing up for the one year anniversary of Occupy.  The S17 Planning Group has requested that you register to stay up to date with actions around the country and for information about transportation to NYC for the big convergence.

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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, August 21st


Wednesday, August 22nd


Thursday, August 23rd


Friday, August 24th


Saturday, August 25th


  •  — No Calls

Sunday, August 26th


Monday, August 27th


 

Newswire

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.

 

Announcements  
   
MEXICAN CARAVAN FOR PEACE WITH JUSTICE AND DIGNITY ARRIVING IN NYC ON 9/16 FOR S17!
The Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity is the first bi-national, independent, non-partisan, and non-violent initiative against organized crime, money laundering, HSBC, Citibank Bank and other greedy financial institutions that are equally responsible for the blood shed caused by the drug lords and their Mexican corrupted government. More details on the route and action plans upon arrival in NYC on September 6th. Read More
   
SHUTDOWN BAIN CAPITAL PRESS RELEASE – OCCUPY TAMPA
Occupy Tampa is coordinating Shut Down Bain. Bain Capital represents the epitomy of crony capitalism and the corrupting influence of money in politics. Romney worked with Salvadorian oligarchs to initially fund the corporation. These same oligarchs financed right-wing death squads that killed over 35,000 El Salvadorians, and politically supported the military dictatorships there. This resulted in the death of over 75,000 people. Read More
   
OCCUPY CHANGED THE CONVERSATION: NOW WE CHANGE THE WORLD!
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. Read More
   
OCCUPY TEXAS CONFERENCE CALL, TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 6 PM
The Occupy Texas conference call this week is scheduled for 6 PM, Tuesday, August 21. We are still working on Occupy the Boycott: Shop Mom and Pop, which we are asking occupies to endorse and join. The boycott officially starts on Labor Day, September 3, concentrating on the Hyatt hotel chain, asking people and occupations to approach conventions and other meetings scheduled in their local Hyatts and ask them to move to alternate locations. We will focus on the Hyatt at least through August. Read More
   
INVITATION FOR ALL OCCUPY ASSEMBLIES TO JOIN THE COALITION TO MARCH ON THE RNC
The Republican National Convention is taking place in Tampa starting August 27th. We are members of the Coalition to March on the RNC and encourage you to join us and stand with us in solidarity in a march against the 1% at the Republican National Convention. The Coalition to March on the RNC unites to fight back against the political elite and the 1% agenda. Read More
   
INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY FOR FREE SPEECH, WIKILEAKS, AND JULIAN ASSANGE
The American Occupy movement and Occupy Oakland in particular has endorsed political asylum for Juilian Assange, a principal of WikiLeaks. Free speech is under attack around the world around the clock. Defense of free speech is an eternal task of citizens and journalists. In brief, the below urge the UK to not interfere with the extradition of Julian Assange to Ecuador. Read More
   
OCCUPY THE TPP: STOP THE GLOBAL CORPORATE COUP! NATIONAL CONFERENCE CALL & DIRECT ACTION TRAINING – MONDAY, AUGUST 20 @ 9P ET
Trade negotiators and corporate lobbyists from the United States and throughout the Pacific Rim will be meeting at a fancy resort in Leesburg, Virginia outside of Washington, DC from September 6 to 15 to advance the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement — Join us for an informational and organizing call on Monday, August 20 at 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT. Read More
   
NYC: OCCUPY THE BRITISH CONSULATE IN SOLIDARITY WITH JULIAN ASSANGE AND THE ECUADOREAN EMBASSY IN THE UK – AUGUST 16, 2012
Occupy the British Consulate in NYC now 24/7 in protest of their agressive and illegal acts of August 15th against the Ecuadorian Embassy which seeks to offer asylum to Julian Assange.. Read More
   
LONDON, UK: SOLIDARITY WITH JULIAN ASSANGE!
The UK has issued a "threat" to enter the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to arrest Julian Assange. AN URGENT CALL HAS GONE OUT BY #WIKILEAKS TO OCCUPY THE ECUADORIAN EMBASSY !! Read More
   
S17 PR CALL: PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO YOUR LOCAL PR TEAM
Calling all local PR Teams - please join S17's call this week to discuss PR strategy, tips, tactics and questions! Read More
   
AUGUST 31ST: NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR THE CLEVELAND 4!
On Friday, August 31st, join your comrades around the country in raising legal support funds for the Cleveland 4, who were entrapped by the FBI and face up to life in prison because of their politics and association with the Occupy movement. Read More
   
   
Resources  
   
MESSAGE FROM MAESTRO CONFERENCE RE CALLING ALTERNATIVES & TROUBLESHOOTING
We know some of our customers have had issues recently with getting into their calls, particularly with participant PINs not being recognized at unacceptable rates. We want to acknowledge how frustrating this can be for you and your participants, and the direct impact on your business when these issues arise. Here are several new alternatives for dialing in, that you can start using immediately..... Read More
   
   
Statements  
   
STATEMENT ON THE POLICE MISCONDUCT IN WEST TAMPA ON THE EVENING OF 8/17/2012
Occupy Tampa released this statement regarding police misconduct on 8/17/12. The police conduct yesterday was completely unwarranted and in many cases, illegal. If this type of illegal behavior from the police continues, the police department and the city of Tampa can expect internal affairs complaints, criminal charges, and numerous civil lawsuits. Read More
   
REQUEST FROM IOPS TO POST AN OPEN LETTER FROM INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR A PARTICIPATORY SOCIETY, ENDORSED BY NOAM CHOMSKY AND 40 OTHERS
IOPS has requested that this open letter be offered up for consideration by anyone who is interested in their organization. The letter is from Noam Chomsky, Vandana Shiva, Boaventura de sousa Santos, John Pilger, and 40 other members of the interim decision body of the new International Organization for a Participatory Society.  Read More
   
INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY FOR FREE SPEECH, WIKILEAKS, AND JULIAN ASSANGE
The American Occupy movement and Occupy Oakland in particular has endorsed political asylum for Juilian Assange, a principal of WikiLeaks. Free speech is under attack around the world around the clock. Defense of free speech is an eternal task of citizens and journalists. In brief, the below urge the UK to not interfere with the extradition of Julian Assange to Ecuador. Read More
   
OCCUPY THE BOYCOTT: SHOP MOM AND POP
A few months ago, Occupy Texas conceived of a campaign named Occupy the Boycott: Shop Mom and Pop. Occupy Texas has been working with and refining the idea. We want to kick off the boycott on Labor Day. Before then, we will blitz the media, the internet and the progressive press, where we will find most of our active participants. Read More

 

New Hubs

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.

 

HEALTHCARE FOR THE 99% - @Healthcarefor99
Healthcare for the 99%, an Occupy Wall Street working group, is an open and evolving group of community members, health activists, and health workers.

OCCUPY CARD - @OccupyCard
A prepaid money card issued by Occupy Card, a Coop that all members own, that serves as a low cost bank account.

OCCUPY THE MIDWEST - @OccupyTheMidwest
A multifaceted "hub" of operations where several aspects of Occupy The Midwest can coordinate and share information between each other.

OCCUPONS MONTREAL - @OccuponsMontreal
Participating in the Maple Spring/Autumn, neighbourhood occupations, and other projects.

 

Hub Updates

Hup 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.

 

Occupy Our Homes says:
Rochester: Rally and Protest to Call the City to Divest from Chase
VICTORY! St. Paul Lawyer Saves Own Home from Foreclosure with Occupy Homes MN
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Take the Square - for International Coordination says:
ISM calling for a Global Education Strike
European Meeting in Milan – Sept. 14 – 16, 2012
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Occupy the Midwest says:
Meet us in Detroit from August 23rd – 26th!
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OWS Labor Alliance says:
Sunny Kim you’re the worst! Time to put workers first!…
Why Are We Boycotting the Golden Farm Supermarket? / ¿Por Qué Estamos Boicoteando el Supermercado de Golden Farm?
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World No Nukes says:
The Forgotten
JAMA Fukushima Exposure Letter Misconstrued
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Women Occupy says:
Join Women Occupy in NYC: One-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street!
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Strikedebt says:
On Debt and privilege
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globalNOISE says:
10th Aug. Meeting Summary
www.globalnoise.net remade
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Sept 17th One Year Anniversary of OWS says:
S17: Bike Breakfast!
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Occupy Sacramento says:
Update: City Council Committee Approves ‘Occupy’ Ordinance Restricting Free Speech, Setting Curfew at City Hall
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Stop TPP says:
The TPP Song!
Dallas Protestors Give USTR ‘Corporate Power Tool Award’; Replace Toilet Paper In Hotel With TPP-TP
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Occupy Sonoma County Network says:
OSR Free School events this week!
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