Events

APPLY NOW:  For the MORE-RAMPS-BMIS Winter Action Camp The camp will feature a 2-week (Jan 7-20) and 3-week (Jan 7-27) option. There will be two featured tracks, direct action and community organizing, with significant overlap and emphasis put on how these fundamental aspects of resistance fit together. Both tracks will include multiple actions targeting extractive [...]

OWS Updates for Dec. 12 – 18

We don’t know when the next flood or economic storm will hit. But it will, and our networks of resistance and solidarity will be even more necessary, even more fruitful.

Below, you will find ways to engage in our mutual recovery from the man-made disaster of climate change, debt and financial collapse.

This Sunday, Strike Debt is hosting a regional open house and Holiday festival to celebrate the success of the Rolling Jubilee Telethon which raised over $471,999 to abolish $9,444,811 of debt!

Join us to celebrate and learn about Strike Debt projects while enjoying food, art, music, (even a children’s area) with allies including Occupy Sandy, Northeast Strike Debt Affiliates, faith groups and community organizations. Hope to see you there!

– from the ‘Your Inbox: Occupied’ team

Occupy These Actions & Events

EVERY DAY
Volunteer with Occupy Sandy
520 Clinton St., Brooklyn, C Train to Clinton/Washington.

Join us every day to help in the Rockaways, Coney Island, Staten Island, Sheepshead Bay and Red Hook. There continue to be thousands of New Yorkers in need of help restoring their homes from mold and other damage. New and returning volunteers are welcome to meet at 520 Clinton to be sent to help at recovery sites around the city.

Wednesday, December 12th, 7pm
The Legacy of the Puerto Rican Art Workers Coalition: A Talk with Yasmin Ramirez
Taller Boricua, 1680 Lexington Avenue

OWS Arts & Labor invites you to a talk about The Puerto Rican Art Workers Coalition (PRAWC), where art workers in New York City came together to demand reforms to the exploitative and exclusionary practices of the art world.

Saturday, December 15th
Rebuild the City: Restore Power to the People

We are living in mold, without heat or sanitation. We need local emergency housing, emergency mold remediation, and an end to the red tape. FEMA isn’t listening. The Mayor isn’t listening. We are doing the work ourselves. Sunday, we come together to ask the government: Will you work with us?

12pm Community Rallies:
Rockaways – Parking lot at Mott Ave and 21st st.
Staten Island – 1128 Olympia Boulevard, Across St. Margaret Mary’s Church
5pm City Wide Convergence @ Mayor Bloomberg’s home:
17 East 79th btwn 5th Ave & Madison Ave

Sunday, December 16th, 2pm
A Winter’s Jubilee: Strike Debt Regional Open House and Holiday Festival
55 Walker St., Manhattan

Interested in Strike Debt? Want to join up and help build a global debt resistance movement? Just want to learn what a global debt resistance movement might look like? Come to this open house & holiday festival hosted by Strike Debt NYC, featuring special guests Silvia Federici, George Caffentzis, and more! Bring your friends and family, Jubilation is in the air!

Sunday, December 16th, 3pm
Neil Barofsky Visits OWS Alternative Banking
Room 411 of the Columbia University International Affairs Building at 118th and Amsterdam

Neil Barofsky, author of Bailout and former Special Inspector General of Tarp, has agreed to visit the Alternative Banking group of Occupy. He’s joining us at our regular weekly Sunday meeting time up at Columbia. Everyone is welcome, please come with questions for Neil. We will assume the audience has read his book.

Tuesday, December 18th, 8pm
Immortal Technique Hip Hop Jam for Sandy Relief
Brooklyn Bowl

Immortal Technique and Music For Occupy team up to bring you a dope night of REAL Hip Hop to to provide much needed relief to NYC and beyond from the devastating effects Hurricane Sandy brought to our city. For more information please contact us at musicforoccupy@gmail.com $15.00 minimum donation. Proceeds to go to “Occupy Sandy” relief efforts.

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Federal Warrants Issued Against Protect The Peaks Activists

National Forest Service Announces New Sacred Sites Policy at the Same Time That Flagstaff Peaks Activists Are Targeted with Federal Charges and Arrest Warrants Peaks Activists Vow to Fight Charges and Plan to Turn themselves Over to U.S. Marshalls FLAGSTAFF, AZ — On the same day that secretary Tom Vilsack of the US Department of Agriculture [...]

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Silvia Federici Talk NYC December 10 Reproduction and Women’s Struggles in an Era of "Primitive Accumulation"

Silvia Federici Talk Reproduction and Women’s Struggles in an Era of “Primitive Accumulation”
Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 @ 6PM
THE WENNER-GREN FOUNDATION, NYC
Silvia Federici, author of Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction and Feminist Struggl…

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Live Video Stream from Santa Rosa California Censored 2013 Book Release

For those whom didn’t get a chance to see the Dec 1rst Book Release Party event live here you go!

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OWS Updates for the Week of December 5

via the ‘Your Inbox: Occupied’ team:

A month after Hurricane Sandy first hit many residents, homeowners and tenants alike are still living without electricity, heat, and working appliances. Black mold is taking hold of walls and other surfaces, and absentee landlords refuse to fix their properties. Temporary housing is desperately needed.

We must act, as we have since day one of this crisis; pledge your support and stay informed.

Far too many think that everything has gone back to normal, just because lower Manhattan has its lights back on. The truth is that this disaster is ongoing, and worsening as the weather gets colder. We have to make sure that the current despair does not become the new normal for tens of thousands of people.

Read Strike Debt’s in-depth public service report criticizing government and NGO relief efforts.

Just as Occupiers were among the first to respond to the crisis, we are also leading the charge in reporting on and acting to solve Sandy’s far-reaching and still-developing consequences.

As Yotam Marom writes in Waging Nonviolence: the best response to disaster is to go on the offensive.

Join us as we push forward.

Special Request from Occupy Sandy

Occupy Sandy needs a new multi-purpose space to be used similarly to how Jacobi and 520 have been used for the past month. Please use your networks to help us expand our options. The needs are: roll-in/out capability, meeting and intake space, proximity to transit, accessibility to recovery sites, internet access or potential to install, key access, office and communications hub space, bathrooms, positive community relationships, parking/wide streets, clean, safe and healthy. Please respond immediately with any leads about spaces. Contact is: OSSpaces@gmail.com.

#FreeCooperUnion Occupation Begins

Current students of Cooper Union are organizing in response to the unfolding tuition and student debt crisis. Follow them on Twitter at @FreeCooperUnion and on their Facebook page.

Occupy These Actions & Events

Wednesday, December 5th, 6pm
The Necessity of New Forms of Revolutionary Change
Ralph Bunche Institute, CUNY Grad Center: 365 5th Ave (at 34th St)

Please join Carne Ross (Founder and Executive Director, Independent Diplomat) and Todd Gitlin (Columbia University) as we discuss the contemporary crisis in economic and political institutions. Ross argues for a radically different form of political action: direct action by individuals and groups to address political problems themselves; a form of gentle anarchism for the 21st century. RSVP to RBInstitute@gc.cuny.edu.

Wednesday, December 5th, 5:45pm
Occupy Wall Street Radio on WBAI
Free Speech Radio 99.5 FM

This week’s topic is “the meaning of ‘Community as seen through Occupy Sandy. You are welcome to join us as a studio guest to talk about what community means to you and how Hurricane Sandy has brought this out in your world. Please arrive between 5:45 and 6pm for a pre show dialog and prep, and then we will be on the air from 6:30-7. To be on the show contact Tim at weldon.timothy@gmail.com.

Thursday, December 6th, 5pm
Rise Up New York Rally and Direct Actions
Times Square 42nd and 7th ave.

Last week 200 workers at Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Burger King, Domino’s and Taco Bell went on strike and joined workers at Car Washes, Supermarkets, and Airports throughout NYC in demanding better pay working conditions. This week stand with workers as we come together and say that we won’t stand policies that prioritize tax cuts for millionaires over funding vital social safety net programs that working families rely on.

Friday, December 7th, 6pm
Recover, Resist, Rebuild: Labor Speaks out after Sandy
Murphy Institute, 25 W. 43rd Street, 18th Floor

Hurricane Sandy wrecked great swaths of public infrastructure in New York and New Jersey. It is crucial that as we begin to work seriously towards rebuilding our communities, and while the storm has exposed the rampant inequalities in the city, it has also given us an opportunity to find new ways of working together. RSVP on Facebook here.

Friday, December 7th, 7pm
Sandy Survivors Benefit Show including CF of Immortal Technique
Amarachi’s Lounge

A Benefit Show to support Occupy Sandy relief work and infrastructure-building in areas that were hit by the Hurricane and the ongoing humanitarian crisis in our communities. Drink specials from 7pm – 10pm, and there will be surprise special guests.

Saturday and Sunday, December 8th and 9th
Volunteer with Occupy Sandy
520 Clinton St., Brooklyn

Join us every day through this weekend to volunteer with Occupy Sandy. New and returning volunteers are welcome to meet at 520 Clinton to be sent to help at recovery sites around the city.

Saturday, December 8th, 12:30pm
Occupy Trinity Conference
Trinity Church, 79 Broadway

Trinity Wall Street is having a conference on Radical Christian Life: Equipping Ourselves for Social Change. Occupy Catholics is bringing the conference out into the streets of NYC by hosting a Free Forum (theological and otherwise) on the topic of “A Radical Christian Response….” to the Debt Crisis caused by Wall Street, Hurricane Sandy, and other community building and mutual aid activities. RSVP on the Facebook event page.

Monday, December 10th, 5pm
Public Forum & Reception with Angela Davis & Harry Belafonte
Martin Luther King Jr Labor Center, 1199SEIU
310 W 43rd St

Join the OWS labor Outreach working group at free public forum with Angela Y. Davis and Harry Belafonte, which starts at 6pm directly following a fundraiser to benefit the Left Labor Project.

Sunday, December 16th, 3pm
Neil Barofsky Visits OWS Alternative Banking
Room 411 of the Columbia University International Affairs Building at 118th and Amsterdam

Neil Barofsky, author of Bailout and former Special Inspector General of Tarp, has agreed to visit the Alternative Banking group of Occupy. He’s joining us at our regular weekly Sunday meeting time up at Columbia. Everyone is welcome, please come with questions for Neil. We will assume the audience has read his book.

Sunday, December 16th, 2pm
A Winter’s Jubilee: Strike Debt Regional Open House and Holiday Festival
Location TBD

Interested in Strike Debt? Want to join up and help build a global debt resistance movement? Just want to learn what a global debt resistance movement might look like? Come to this open house & holiday festival hosted by Strike Debt NYC. We’ll have tables for every Strike Debt project, food, art, music, a children’s area, and more. Our allies will also be present: participants include faith groups, community organizations, Occupy Sandy, Northeast Strike Debt Affiliates. Bring your friends and family, Jubilation is in the air!

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Day 2 of the Earth First! Film Fest in Florida

We have an awesome lineup of some radical, entertaining, visual awesomeness! People are coming in from all over and we already have a handful of Earth First!ies crashing in our EF! Journal office (thanks for working in the garden friends!). So bring ye…

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Celebrate a global justice holiday today at the EF! Film Fest! in Lake Worth

Thirteen years ago today, a grassroots movement took to the streets of Seattle and shut the city down, effectively ruining the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) summit and turning the global tide against corporate rule. Four years later, we faced …

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Tonight! Occupy Sandy Guerilla Movie Premier + Other Upcoming NYC Events

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For the past month we have come together to support and rebuild communities broken by Hurricane Sandy. As Sharon Lerner wrote in the American Prospect, “the storm handed inequality activists an almost eerily perfect illustration of exactly what they see as wrong with our world.”

In this vein, over Thanksgiving Occupy Sandy joined with communities to share over 10,000 meals. Now we begin to come together to connect the dots from the storm, to climate change, to the reckless greed of the 1%-ers at the forefront of the fossil fuel industry.

The work is far from over, so join us. You can check out the Occupy Sandy Relief NYC Facebook page to get started, or follow @OccupySandy on Twitter.

– from the ‘Your Inbox: Occupied’ team

TONIGHT, Wednesday, November 28, 6:30pm
Occupy Sandy Guerilla Movie Premier with Josh Fox
Mystery Location – Text @ClimateCrime to 23559 or follow #climatecrime

Join academy-award nominated director Josh Fox (Gasland), Occupy Sandy Relief organizers, 350.org, The Other 98%, and The Illuminator for a Guerilla Premiere of Josh Fox’s new short film “Occupy Sandy: A Human Response to the New Realities of Climate Change,” which viscerally shows the damage left behind by the storm, highlights the heroic grassroots efforts of Occupy activists, and the upcoming fight with the fossil fuel industry. Dress warm, bring hot beverages, be prepared to move and to be moved.

TONIGHT, Wednesday, November 28, 9pm
Occupy Sandy Volunteer Appreciation Night
The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn(b/w 2nd-3rd Ave)

Take the F/G/R to 4th Ave – 9th St Station
You are cordially invited to kick back and relax for a few hours this week in appreciation of all of your hard work and dedication to Occupy Sandy relief! There will be LIVE dance beats from DJ RiMix as well as surprise musical performances & more! Drink specials and, of course, no cover charge!

DAILY, Volunteer to Clean-out homes in the Rockaways
Sign Up at respondandrebuild.org/volunteer

Help residents clean and remove debris from their houses. You do not need specific skills for this type of work, just a willingness to get dirty and help. Experienced team leaders will guide your work efforts and keep you safe on the job. If you do have experience or skills in construction, demolition, engineering, or environmental assessment, please contact oscleanout@gmail.com.

Thursday, November 29th, 4pm
People’s Puppets Workshop with Joe Therrien
Brooklyn Workshop Gallery

Joe Therrien and of the OWS People’s Puppets will be doing a puppet workshop. All ages are welcome to come and have a hands-on puppetry experience.

Thursday, November 29, 9pm
Occupy Sandy NY Coordination Conference Call

Everyone is welcome to join a bi-weekly call for updates about Occupy Sandy. You can participate by registering on the call on Maestro or calling in: 530-216-4363 PIN 633112.

Friday, November 30, 8:30am
Drowning in Debt: An Organizing Challenge
Murphy Institute, CUNY, 25 West 43rd St., 18th floor

Is it possible to form a “union” of debtors, capable of delivering debt relief and transforming the predatory debt economy? Speakers – members of Occupy’s Strike Debt Assembly — will explore this possibility along with the strategies needed to realize it.

Saturday, December 1, 2pm
Workshop on Strategic Research with the New York City Radical Reference Collective
Organization of Staff Analysts, 220 East 23rd Street, Suite 707

Anyone who has done organizing or protesting knows that researching your target is essential to all phases of struggle, from building your appeal to the public and locating points of weakness, to forming a coalition and articulating demands. The New York City Radical Reference Collective is an all-volunteer group of librarians and library school students who specialize in research methods for radical activists. This workshop is a great opportunity for anyone involved in planning or conducting a campaign to improve their research skills! All experience levels welcome.

Saturday and Sunday December 1 and 2
#NYTechResponds Sandy Benefit Weekend

It’s been amazing to see how the NY Tech community has stepped up and collaborated across different organizations to help Sandy relief and recovery. But there is still much more for us to do – both to recover now and to prepare before the next disaster hits.The NY Tech community is coming together as #NYTechResponds for a Sandy Relief Agency Conference, Hackathon, and Fundraiser in New York City. This is your opportunity to take what you do best – designing and developing technology – and apply those skills directly to Sandy relief.
REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/nytrhack
DONATE HERE: http://bit.ly/nytrgive

Tuesday, December 4th, 6pm
Occupy Public Access TV Studio Team Free Orientation
Brooklyn Center for Media Education

The OPATV Studio Team is looking for new members to help with segments that are shot at BCAT-TV’s studio.The first step is a free 2-hour orientation, which will be held at 6:00 PM-8:00 PM on the first Tuesday of the month (Dec. 4th) and 11:00 AM-1:00 PM on the third Saturday of the month (Dec. 16).

Friday, December 7th, 6pm
Recover, Resist, Rebuild: Labor Speaks out after Sandy
Murphy Institute, 25 W. 43rd Street, 18th Floor

Hurricane Sandy wrecked great swaths of public infrastructure in New York and New Jersey. It is crucial that as we begin to work seriously towards rebuilding our communities, and while the storm has exposed the rampant inequalities in the city, it has also given us an opportunity to find new ways of working together.

Saturday, December 8th, 12:30pm
Occupy Trinity Conference
Trinity Church, 79 Broadway

Trinity Wall Street is having a conference on Radical Christian Life: Equipping Ourselves for Social Change. Occupy Catholics is bringing the conference out into the streets of NYC by hosting a Free Forum (theological and otherwise) on the topic of “A Radical Christian Response….” to the Debt Crisis caused by Wall Street, Hurricane Sandy, and other community building and mutual aid activities. RSVP on the Facebook event page.

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Project Censored Book Release Celebration Party December 1, 2012

7:00 P.M. Social Hour 8:00 P.M. Program $15 Suggested Donation No one turned away Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art, and Politics 99 6th Street, Santa Rosa, California Please join Mickey Huff, Andy Roth, Peter Phillips, and many other writers and researchers who contributed to the new Censored 2013 yearbook. From signs of an emerging [...]

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5 Days to go until East Bay Anarchist Book Fair

There is less than a week left to go until the book fair and we couldn’t be more excited. The schedule for conversations has gone up and the rea…

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Open Utopia Launch December 5th NYC

Open Utopia Launch December 5th NYC
Stephen Duncombe and Bob Stein – Launch for Open Utopia
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 – 5:30PM – 7:30PM
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
Join Stephen Duncombe (Gallatin and MCC, NYU) and Bob Stein (Institute for the Future …

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Colectivo Situaciones Talk November 20th NYC

Colectivo Situaciones Talk November 20th NYC
Between Impasse and Insurrection: Notes on the Crisis of Neoliberalism from Argentina 2001 to the Present
With Verónica Gago and Diego Sztulwark of Colectivo Situaciones, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tuesday, No…

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Earth First! Film Fest in South Florida

Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2012 new and classic films from the front lines of the eco-resistance PRINT OUT A PDF OF THE FLYER/POSTER Location: 822 North A Street, Lake Worth (Friends’ Quaker Meeting House) $10 suggested donation for the whole weekend, $5 for …

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Code Pink Anti-Drone Delegation to Pakistan Members to Speak at Sonoma State University November 7, 7:00 PM

SF Bay Area Code Pink activists, Barbara Briggs-Letson, Toby Blome  and Dianne Budd have just returned from the October 3-10 anti-drone peace delegation trip to Pakistan.  They were part of a group that attempted a massive march to Waziristan to protest the US uses of drones in the region and the continuing civilian deaths. They will report [...]

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Project Censored Book Release Party!

Saturday–November 3rd–7:30PM  Moe’s Books 2476 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 Join Project Censored and contributors to the 2013 edition of Censored: Dispatches from the Media Revolution in celebrating the new book’s publication.  The event is free and open to the public. From signs of an emerging police state, to NATO war crimes in Libya, and education “reform” as [...]

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