Saturday, October 29, 2011

Urgent: Winter Donation Needs | OccupyWallSt.org #ows

Urgent: Winter Donation Needs | OccupyWallSt.org:

Urgent: Winter Donation Needs

It's been dumping snow here in NYC all day, high winds and 3 inches of slush on the ground. With the NYPD and FDNY confiscating six generators on Friday and this unprecedented October snow, those occupying Liberty Plaza in downtown NYC are in need of emergency supplies crucial for cold weather survival (and occupation).

We've made a lot of headway on getting winter gear here in the last 48 hrs but definitely need more. Please help by purchasing or donating supplies directly. Winter gear and other necessities can be dropped off in person, delivered, or shipped.

1) NEEDS
insulated gloves, wool hats, scarves
long underwear / smart wool thermal socks
300 hand warmers, 300 foot warmers
waterproof boots in all sizes
disposable shoe covers
winter coats
hot beverages
thermal heaters
all weather sub-thermal sleeping bags
tarps
all-weather tents
foam padding / insulation for inside of tents
wooden pallets to get tents off the ground
cots to get people off the ground (don't currently have any - could really use these)

2) DROPPING OFF IN PERSON IN NYC

Daily until 9pm at the OWS storage space at 52 Broadway Ave, ground floor.

After 9pm at the OWS Comfort Station on the east side of Liberty Square (aka Zuccotti Park)

3) WHERE TO SHIP
Occupy Wall Street
118a Fulton St
PO Box 205
NY NY 10038

Please show your support for the stalwart occupiers who are braving the winter storm!

Milwaukee: Hundreds of ‘Occupy’ protesters march on north side « Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students! #ows

Milwaukee: Hundreds of ‘Occupy’ protesters march on north side « Larry Miller's Blog: Educate All Students!:

Milwaukee: Hundreds of ‘Occupy’ protesters march on north side

Gary Porter

Marchers representing Occupy Milwaukee and Occupy the Hood march on W. Capitol Drive from Lincoln Park to the closed A.O. Smith factory complex, in protest of urban unemployment and the growing gap in income and political power.

By Thomas Content of the Journal Sentinel Oct. 29, 2011

Chanting, “We are the 99%,” and “Jobs now,” hundreds gathered in Lincoln Park on Saturday afternoon for an Occupy the Hood Milwaukee rally and then marched to the shuttered Tower Automotive plant on Milwaukee’s north side.

Rally organizers said they planned to make this the first of several rallies that aim to steer the Occupy Wall

Speak Out to Raise $2.8 Billion for Baltimore City Public Schools | Re:education in Baltimore

Speak Out to Raise $2.8 Billion for Baltimore City Public Schools | Re:education in Baltimore:

Speak Out to Raise $2.8 Billion for Baltimore City Public Schools

Anti-Police Demo in Oakland « occupy california #ows

Anti-Police Demo in Oakland « occupy california:

Anti-Police Demo in Oakland

OAKLAND, California – Several hundred demonstrators began marching at around 8:15pm through Oakland, wearing all black, to mourn for Oscar Grant, and all victims of police brutality. Police are wearing gas masks, even from the beginning of the march.

UPDATE

8:50pm – Police blocking demonstrators from getting to OPD headquarters.

8:55pm – Around 500-1000 demonstrators amassed in front of a few thin lines of

Enacting the Impossible (On Consensus Decision Making) | OccupyWallSt.org #ows

Enacting the Impossible (On Consensus Decision Making) | OccupyWallSt.org:

Enacting the Impossible (On Consensus Decision Making)

Washington Square General Assembly
TO THE VILLAGE: With a large college and high school student contingent, occupiers from all over the city have repeatedly marched to Washington Square where at least two general assemblies have convened. PHOTO: Stephen O’Byrne

On August 2, 2011 at the very first meeting of what was to become Occupy Wall Street, about a dozen people sat in a circle in Bowling Green. The self-appointed “process committee” for a social movement we merely hoped would someday exist, contemplated a momentous decision. Our dream was to create a New York General Assembly: the model for democratic assemblies we hoped to see spring up across America. But how would those assemblies actually operate?

The anarchists in the circle made what seemed, at the time, an insanely ambitious proposal. Why not let them operate exactly like this committee: by consensus.

It was, in the least, a wild gamble, because as far as any of us knew, no one had ever managed to pull off

“What’s Love Got to do with It?” Ask Your Students! « Diary of a Public School Teacher!

“What’s Love Got to do with It?” Ask Your Students! « Diary of a Public School Teacher!:

“What’s Love Got to do with It?” Ask Your Students!

A MOVIE WARNS US | Dailycensored.com #ows

A MOVIE WARNS US | Dailycensored.com:

A MOVIE WARNS US

By Saul Landau

Occupy Wall Street activists everywhere agree: the system has become dysfunctional. The angst – or anger — among citizens reaches beyond economic collapse and the government’s inability to improve the situation. Frustration and puzzlement persist: why do Presidents keep initiating wars in remote places? Why does Congress back them? Its Members, like robots, then pledge support for our troops – about whom few give a damn. Where is integrity, honesty, courage? Not in politics.

Most Americans don’t vote – a sign of indifference, or distaste for politics. In school I learned politics determines who gets what from the budgets. Our

Big Education Ape: 10-29-11 PM Page 2 #OWS

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Rhee has become the darling of the far-right

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America’s Exploding Pipe Dream

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Imagine schools' real estate deals fuel company growth

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America’s Exploding Pipe Dream

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Charter Schools Tied to Turkey Grow in Texas

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The South Jersey Sun - We don’t need a charter school

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Charter school fans massage numbers

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What the Supporters are Really Saying.

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Dysfunction and Excess Among the 1%

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Michael Moore Porky Pies | Addicting Info

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Grumpy Educators: Charter Schools: The Tale of Many Cities

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What Percent Are You? - Real Time Economics

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Updated List Of Our Class Blogs

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Teamsters Occupy Everywhere

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Washington Twp (Gloucester County) Mayoral Debate

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Brown to Public Employees: Work Until You Drop!

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"This American Life" Goes To School

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whiaapi bullying prevention summit livestream, october 29

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American Workers Reveal the Scariest Jobs....workers fears

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Round two of candidate finance reports « EdNewsColorado

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