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Occupy American Autumn, Parallel Movements and Alternatives to The Oligarchs’ Machine

#S17: The first anniversary of #OWS:

Occupy Wall Street invites you, the 99%, down to the Financial District for three days of education, celebration and resistance. (Sept. 15-17)

Join us for three days of education, celebration and resistance to economic injustice with permitted convergences and assemblies, concerts, and mass civil disobedience. (video by Dennis Trainor; his great ‘American Autumn’ video is available here.)

On #S17 Follow the Money, All Roads Lead to Wall Street. Can’t join us in NYC? It’s just as important that we Occupy Main Street. Pick a local target that embodies corporate greed—occupy your state Capitol building like the people of Wisconsin, or a chamber of commerce conference as they did in D.C. Take inspiration from revolutionary occupations worldwide, from the railroads of India to the rivers of the Amazon to the streets of Spain. Wall Street has occupied our entire planet. What do you have to say about that?”

If you don’t care about the electoral dog-and-pony show, and are tired of those who continue to declare OWS dead and buried since the security state has clamped down so hard that encampments on The Commons aren’t possible now, you will be pleased to know that a lot is still going on in the shadows, and more is planned. Many more events are at the various Occupy aggregator websites, even arrests and raids that we don’t hear about.

September and October hold high potential for a new round of actions to Fight the Machine. You will likely remember the October 2011 coalition Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese worked so hard to organize before a scheduled occupation of Washington D.C. in that month, that year.

As joss would have it, that event was completely upstaged by those crazy, wonderful kids who said, “Enough of this shit!”, and headed to Zucotti Park on September 17, 2011, the impatient rascals. ;o) Now their organization is another aggregator site for protests and activism, as well as other endeavors to re-imagine an America future that is 99%-friendly . These are a few bits from their recent newsletter. Downthread I’ll fill you in on some reformist organizations and coalitions that have formed to either challenge or make end runs around the current machine, imagine new business models, etc. [cont’d.]

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Occupy American Autumn, Parallel Movements and Alternatives to The Oligarchs’ Machine

#S17:  The first anniversary of #OWS:

Occupy Wall Street invites you, the 99%, down to the Financial District for three days of education, celebration and resistance.  (Sept. 15-17)

Join us for three days of education, celebration and resistance to economic injustice with permitted convergences and assemblies, concerts, and mass civil disobedience. (video by Dennis Trainor; his great ‘American Autumn’ video is available here.)

On #S17 Follow the Money, All Roads Lead to Wall Street.  Can’t join us in NYC? It’s just as important that we Occupy Main Street. Pick a local target that embodies corporate greed—occupy your state Capitol building like the people of Wisconsin, or a chamber of commerce conference as they did in D.C. Take inspiration from revolutionary occupations worldwide, from the railroads of India to the rivers of the Amazon to the streets of Spain. Wall Street has occupied our entire planet. What do you have to say about that?”  ;o)

If you don’t care about the electoral dog-and-pony show, and are tired of those who continue to declare OWS dead and buried since the security state has clamped down so hard that encampments on The Commons aren’t possible now, you will be pleased to know that a lot is still going on in the shadows, and more is planned.  Many more events are at the various Occupy aggregator websites, even arrests and raids that we don’t hear about.

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