#S17 The People’s Wall
Over the past year, we have repeatedly demonstrated that Wall Street — the system of greed that they prop up, the incentive structures they embody, and the culture of accumulation and exploitation that they require — is at the root of our many crises:
Worker exploitation. Mass Incarceration & The New Jim Crow.
Environmental destruction. The foreclosure epidemic.
Austerity. Predatory debt. Our corrupt political process.
All of our grievances are connected. If you follow the money… all roads lead to Wall Street.
#ONOLA Civil Disobedience #S17 Protest what you wanna!
Because I gave @small_affair my word #chalkupy will too change the world. You’re invited! Occupy NOLA Civil Disobedience
In solidarity with OWS I am going to wear blue while engaging in civil disobedience to chalkupy a world without Wall Street at intersections. I understand an action like this takes a lot of planning, but I will personally be Chalking my own visions of a world without Wall Street in solidarity.
This is what they are doing in NYC tomorrow:
The People’s Wall will lead to the 99 Revolutions http://s17nyc.org/99-revolutions/
Meet at 7am at one of the intersections marked in dark blue (… or get as close as you can get, staying close to the light blue lines). Try to wear suits or business casual! This will help us blend in.
Starting at 7am on September 17, 99 Revolutions will disrupt traffic throughout the Financial District by creating a swirl of roving intersection occupations surrounding the Stock Exchange. Each occupation will enact a World Without Wall Street as envisioned by members of the 99%, in other words, YOU!
Wanna join in the fun? Here’s how it will work:
- find a group of 10-20 friends you trust
- brainstorm how to depict a “World Without Wall Street” in an intersection
- pick one of the numbered intersections from this map, and set up your occupation there
- when the police try to break up the party, agree on a new intersection from the map and move the party there!
A message from adbusters:
Hey all you hacktivists, cypherpunks, mystical anarchists and global revolutionaries out there,
As the one year anniversary of OWS approaches, where do we stand?
To put it in a nutshell: the Zuccotti encampment model might have passed its heyday, but the spirit of Occupy is still very much alive … evolving and inspiring, expanding our understanding of the possible, exploding our political imagination. Before S17 we relied on the same dinosaur paradigm of the dusty old left. We looked backward for inspiration instead of forward. With Occupy we jumped over that old dead goat. Now it’s time to leap fresh again.
Look at what’s happening in Quebec … the boldness of the media democracy movement in Mexico … the teenagers leading an education revolt in Chile … the Pussy Riot inspired art war unnerving Putin in Russia … and the new post-capitalist ways of living being forged in Greece and Spain. Witness the growing tempo of green riots across China, the South African miner strikes, the corruption protests of India, the freedom fight in Bahrain, the tremors of dissent in Saudi Arabia, the total loss of confidence in America’s corporate-funded Coke-Pepsi election show. Then, add to that the crippling droughts, looming food scarcity, the end of easy oil and the tipping points hovering ominously on the horizon …
Occupy began as a primal scream against the monied corruption of our democracy … but after a year of struggling against an unrepentant corporatocracy, our goals are now deeper, our dreams wilder. We see a common thread emerging — a blue-green-black hybrid politics — that unites and elevates our movement:
On the blue front, we eradicate the commercial virus infecting our culture – we liberate the flow of information, champion the leakers, protect anonymity, and break up the corporate media monopolies with outrageous creative hacks.
On the deep green front, we push towards a decisive victory in the forty-year environmentalist struggle – we institute a binding international accord on climate change, pursue a worldwide de-growth economic agenda funded by a Robin Hood Tax and establish an across the board true cost market regime in which the price of every product tells the ecological truth.
On the black front, we restore the dominion of people over corporations by all nonviolent means necessary – we unleash a visceral wave of jams, meme wars and cultural interventions against the monied elite, the financial fraudsters, paid-for politicians and megacorporate outposts in our cities. We kill off criminal corporations like Goldman Sachs, Exxon, Pfizer, Monsanto, Philip Morris and others that have broken the public trust.
A radical blue-green-black transformation of the current global system might sound hopefully idealistic, foolishly utopian, even radically impossible, but remember that on July 13 2011, when the first call for occupying the iconic center of global capitalism went out, it sounded all too naively absurd as well.
If you are in America, vote strategically but keep your eyes on the horizon. Our civilization remains steadfast on its economic, ecological and psychological crash course and sometime over the next few months, maybe in the new year, a galvanizing global moment of truth will happen … be ready for it … prepare yourself … stay loose, play jazz, keep the faith, wake up every morning ready to live without dead time … Capitalism is heaving and our movement has just begun.
On September 17, meet at dawn ready to rumble on Wall Street:
for the wild,
Culture Jammers HQ
occupy wall street
#Anon waiting for rain to stop to #Chalkupy Obama July 25 #ONOLA
Anon waiting for rain to stop to #Chalkupy Obama July 25
I edited this Call to Action video for the amazing group Organizing for Occupation - o4onyc.org. Shut it down!
Occupy National Gathering has published “A Vision for A Democratic Future” on their website! Check it out.
People’s Foreclosure on Chase Bank Press Release - June 9 Action
June 4, 2012
WHAT: People’s Foreclosure on Chase Bank. In solidarity with families across the U.S. resisting foreclosures and evictions, Occupy NOLA is calling on JPMorgan Chase Bank to cease and desist from foreclosing on homes in Louisiana for the duration of the present economic crisis. A spotlight has shone on the nefarious deeds of Chase and other big banks since the birth of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Throwing millions of working families out of their homes is class warfare against the 99%. Signs, banners, folding chairs, barbeque grills, and people are requested to visually demonstrate the ways in which the banks are exploiting our system and profiting from human need.
WHERE: 2200 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA. This branch of Chase Bank is open until 1pm on Saturdays.
WHEN: Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 11:30am
During the first quarter of 2012, 4,552 Louisiana properties were targeted by foreclosure-related notices. These ranged from an initial notice of default to repossession by a lender. The lion’s share of these foreclosures were properties being seized from the 99% as result of the economic crisis imposed on them by the investment practices of the 1%.
So come, carry your signs, bring chants, banners, balloons, and most importantly yourself, your friends and family, and anyone you know who is or may be facing a foreclosure.
For more information contact OccupyNOLA (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mike Howells (email@example.com).
This action will be discussed at the next General Assembly of Occupy NOLA on Tuesday, June 5 at 7 pm at 2735 C Toulouse Street (just off of N. Broad Street in Mid-City). All are invited to attend.
Content provided by Occupy NOLA Press
PEOPLE’S FORECLOSURE ON CHASE BANK - June 9 11:30 am NOLA
During the first quarter of 2012, 4,552 Louisiana properties were targeted by foreclosure-related notice. These range from an initial notice of default to repossession by a lender. The lion’s share of these foreclosures are properties being seized from the 99% as result of the economic crisis imposed on them by the reckless investment practices of the 1%.
On Saturday June 9th Occupy NOLA will be holding a People’s Foreclosure on Chase Bank.
The organizers of this action are calling on the Chase Slate Bank to cease and desist from foreclosing on homes in Louisiana for the duration of the present economic crisis.
This demand on Chase is a just one given that the reckless investment activities of this bank is a major contributing factor to the present economic crisis.
PEOPLE’S FORECLOSURE ON CHASE BANK
2200 ST. CHARLES AVENUE IN THE GARDEN DISTRICT
June 9, 2012
Bring signs, chants, balloons, friends, and, most importantly yourself.
THE NEXT GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF OCCUPY NOLA IS 7PM TUESDAY IN THE OCCUPY THE STAGE WAREHOUSE AT 2735C TOULOUSE JUST OFF N. BROAD STREET IN MID CITY.
How Occupy The Stage Began in NOLA
If you’re curious about Occupy The Stage NOLA performances from the days of Duncan Plaza, read this article by
“To make this work in New Orleans, something like Occupy the Stage is natural,” Warren [the man who built the stage] said. “It’s a protest movement, so it’s intense stuff. But there has to also be the creative release, the trying to make something beautiful.”
Occupy The Stage Planning May Day!
May 1st - A Day Without The 99%: Occupy NOLA March for Economic Justice
May Day Radio Call for Content
This information appeared on the website for May Day Radio. I can’t wait to call and tell them what Occupy NOLA is doing!
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