Letter from Movement Building

Friends,

Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park), home of Occupy Wall Street for the past two months and birthplace of the 99% movement that has spread across the country and around the world, was evicted by a large police force in full riot gear.

Three ways to get involved and help:

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Come out in person today at 9am EST
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We are re-gathering today at 9am EST at Canal and 6th Ave. This movement can’t be contained in one square block in lower Manhattan. It is bigger than that. You can’t evict an idea whose time had come. Show your support. Turn out en masse.

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Join a Call to discuss Direct Action at noon EST
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We also have a Direct Action call planned today at noon. This was already scheduled via InterOccupy.org, but we’d like to suggest that the call be used to directly discuss what can be done in response to today’s eviction. Please spread the word to Direct Action folks in your occupation that this call is happening!

To register for the call, go here:

http://interoccupy.org/

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Call assistant Attorney General with the Civil Rights Division
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Attached to this email is a complaint submitted on behalf of the Occupy Movement to the Department of Justice in response to the increasing antagonism of police against peaceful protesters. It was formally submitted to the Department of Justice on 11/10/2011. It is addressed to a Mister Thomas Perez, the assistant Attorney General with the Civil Rights Division. Mr. Perez’s office number is (202) 514-4609. Let us call, tied up his lines, and demand that every citizen has a right to peaceably assemble without the threat of police violence. Forward widely.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL IMMEDIATELY AS FAR AND WIDE AS YOU CAN!!!!!!!

In Solidarity!

Movement Building Working Group
Liberty Plaza
NYC

 

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29 Responses

  1. James Watt says:

    Occupiers should get a set of CARHARTS winter overalls and jackets and heavy work boots. Carharts are inexpensive, heavily padded canvas winter clothing that will keep you warm in some of the coldest weather you can imagine. Construction people swear by these things and they look cool, too.

    When the police say you can’t have tents or sleeping bags in the parks, you just smile and say, “don’t need them, I’m too warm as it is already!” Carharts are padded. The padding has an added bennie….being hit by a police baton won’t really do much damage, as the padding absorbs all the force. Complete the ensemble with a motorcycle helmet and face visor and you are in just about as protected a state as the cops themselves. Let these people know ‘they can’t win!”

  2. Voter March says:

    The Civil Rights complaint is in letter format. We need to take it to the next level with a Petitition which gives detailed accounts of the civil rights violations and shows a pattern of violations.

  3. George Vreeland Hill says:

    Give it up.
    You can’t win.
    Occupy is getting to be a laughingstock.
    What have you REALLY done?
    Wall Street has not changed.
    Go home.

    George Vreeland Hill

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