Occupy Wall Street No Longer Allowed Tarps and Sleeping Bags In Zuccotti As Of Tomorrow
Jake MooreLast night in Zuccotti, a protester smoked in their makeshift tent. As we reported earlier, the city is coming in to clean Zuccotti Park tomorrow whether Occupy Wall Street likes it or not. (They don’t). And now they’re stepping up their response another notch: Ray Kelly told reporters that “People will have to remove all their belongings and leave the park.” Not only that, they won’t be allowed to bring back camping gear or even lie down, thus ending the sleeping part of Air Max the occupation. Things might get messy, since OWS shows no signs of giving in. with ‘differently [sic] levels of cooperation, depending on your arrestability.'”
OWS spokesman Patrick Bruner said today that a “variety of actions” are being considered for tomorrow morning, and that “the consensus seems to be that we will not leave the park.”
When asked about the possibility of mass arrests, Bruner said that “there are a variety of options that have been brought up in terms of how to resist. People are empowered to make that decision for themselves.”Go to Runnin’ Scared for more Voice news coverage.
Some of us are not college kids . we have been round the block several times . and do not like what has happened to the US economy driven by this infamous 1%, and also the global economy. This protest is long overdue, and my hope is that the issues that are the subject of ‘occupy’ dialog will be resolved in a meaningful way. Youth opportunity in the US is a fraction of what it was 40 years ago . and it is even worse in most other parts of the world.
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Be careful who you blame. Service men and women take an oath they honor, which is to follow the orders of their commanders, who all answer to the President of the United States, who answers to us. They go to war in our names regardless of our personal support for or against it. They face horrors civilians cannot imagine and they do so regardless of whether they agree with their missions because that is what they swore to do. Many are coming home not only physically damaged, but emotionally damag Air Max ed by what they are being put through. They are our nation’s children, cynically used.
Do not engage in blaming the victims. Look to our leaders to blame and hold responsi Air Max ble; leaders who sent them to protect cheap oil sources from those who fund terrorism, and who sent them to wars created as profit machines for corporate interests.
Urgent: TAKE ACTION NOW! Eviction for Occupy Wall Street!
I just found out that the Occupy Wall Street protesters are beingevicted from Zuccotti Park at 7am (Friday).
Mayor Bloomberg is sending in the police to clear the park so it can be”cleaned” and is imposing new rules that won’t allow protesters tocontinue to occupy the park.
These protesters have been standing up for all of us against corporategreed on Wall Street and the corporate takeover of our democracy. It’stime we stand with them. Please join me in urgently signing a petition toMayor Bloomberg to keep him from evicting the protesters.
We have very little time to act. That’s why it’s an inspiration and nerve center for a growing occupation movement that’s spreading to every corner of the country.
Employing a tactic that’s been used to break up similar protest actions, Mayor Bloomberg is sending in the police under the guise of a “cleaning operation.” But that’s a PR farce, because protesters will only be allowed back in if they obey rules that include: no “lying down” and no use of “tarps or sleeping bags or other covering.”3
Obviously, the 99% protesters can’t continue to occupy Zuccotti Park if they have to stand for 24 hours a day, and as the nights grow colder and the rain pours down, they can’t endure without sleeping bags, tarps, and the like. Make no mistake this is an eviction, and we have less than 24 hours to stop it.
So sign the petition and tell Mayor Bloomberg: “Respect the protesters’ First Amendment rights. Don’t try to evict Occupy Wall Street.” Then get the word out to everyone you know on your social networks.
So it’s not just this one protest that’s at stake tomorrow morning, because if we allow the eviction to happen, other mayors across the country are sure to follow Bloomberg’s lead.
What’s at stake today is the very right we have as Americans to speak out when we’ve been wronged and peaceably assemble as a community to seek redress from the government.
NY’ers: be at Liberty Plaza between Midnight and 6am!Wherever you are, call 311 (or +1 (212) NEW YORK if you’re out of town) to tell Bloomberg “Hands Off Occupy Wall Street!”
If you TRULY believe in the Constitution and our inalienable rights, PLEASE Facebook/Tweet/Blog this msg NOW!