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OFFICIAL List of Demands from Wall Street Protest Here is the official list of demands: We – the 99% – DEMAND … 1. 2. !!! No Official Demands If you can’t see the list, you’re not alone. Contrary to widespread myth, there is not an official list .
I was having dinner over the weekend with a relative, who innocently asked, "Is Occupy around anymore?" Now that the big camps are gone – Occupy DC, one of the last major camps was raided over the weekend – some individuals erroneously assume the group has disbanded. The truth is that in addition to planning a spring resurgence, many Occupiers are now involved in smaller cells that branched off from the mother movement. In New York City, Occupy assemblies still meet on the regular outside of the space at Zuccotti Park. These aggregations gather in Sunset Park, Staten Island, East New York, Queens, Harlem, Washington Heights, among other places.
New York, NY - Almost every time I'm interviewed by a mainstream journalist about Occupy Wall Street I get some variation of the same lecture: "How are you going to get anywhere if you refuse to create a leadership structure or make a practical list of demands? And what's with all this anarchist nonsense - the consensus, the sparkly fingers?
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As cities around the country have swept Occupy Wall Street camps from their plazas and parks in recent weeks, a number of mayors and city officials have argued that by providing shelter to the homeless, the camps are endangering the public and even the homeless themselves. Yet in many of those cities, services for the homeless are severely underfunded. The cities have spent millions of dollars to police and evict the protesters , but they've been shutting down shelters and enacting laws to prohibit homeless from sleeping overnight in public. In Oakland, Atlanta, Denver and Portland, Ore., there are at least two homeless people for every open bed in the shelter system, according to the most recent data from the U.S.
February 29, 2012 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Occupy Oakland has been at the forefront of some of Occupy’s most visible actions—a massive general strike on November 2, a shutdown of the Port of Oakland , and attempts to occupy vacant buildings. And it’s become known for the brutality of police actions, especially the case of Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen, who was hit by a tear-gas canister fired by police and suffered a severe head injury.
Then, Ms. Moyer-Sims said, about 30 police officers surrounded her and the people in the car. All four were arrested, said Vik Pawar, a lawyer for Ms.
This document was accepted by the NYC General Assembly on September 29, 2011 Translations: French , Slovak , Spanish , German , Italian , Arabic , Portuguese [ all translations »] As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies. As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power.