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14 July, 2013

PRESS RELEASE FOR THE Occupy Wall Street (Inter) National Gathering: decolonize the 99%

AUGUST 21-25
KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN

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Who/What

Occupy Wall Street (Inter) National Gathering: decolonize the 99%
Attendance encouraged by all Occupiers and interested parties. From August 21 to 25, 2013, Occupy Kalamazoo will be hosting the second annual Occupy National Gathering, building on last summer’s historic Occupy National Gathering in Philadelphia, PA. This first gathering culminated in a visioning session based on the question “what does a democratic future look like to you?” on July 4, 2012.  This year, there is a focus on bringing together the Occupy movement with people of color, indigenous peoples, and those too often marginalized, even within the movement.  Even our name is controversial—Occupying Wall Street is one tactic,  but we recognize that America was occupied by colonizers and the struggle for liberation from colonization continues.  We believe that it is time to figure out how to work together against “the 1%”—those unreconstructed corporatists who refuse to acknowledge the harm that has been done to the Earth and her residents, and that is ongoing. To that end, we came to consensus on a new name for our event:  the Occupy Wall Street (Inter) National Gathering: Decolonize the  99%.  This name recognizes our roots with Occupy Wall Street as well as acknowledges the injustice the United States’ forbears brought to this continent and our solidarity with decolonization.

15 November, 2012

Statement of Solidarity from @OccupyWallSt to COP18

The next UN climate conference is 2 weeks away – COP18 in Doha, Qatar.

While this generates mixed feelings amongst all of us, it’s important for us to express solidarity with the youth activists who will be there fighting for us and future generations.

We invite all Occupiers worldwide to contribute to a collective statement of solidarity that should be short, powerful, and encouraging.

 

WHY this is important:

*Due to Sandy, climate is more relevant in our discourse than ever.

*There will be a significant Arab youth presencefor the first time ever!!!

2 October, 2012

This is not a protest, this is a process #arabspring #15M #occupy #25s #29s

20 September, 2012

39 asociaciones asiáticas firman en solidaridad con el #s17 2012 a #OccupyWallSt

Con Occupy Wall Street del 15 al 17 de septiembre

Para poner fin a la especulación financiera sobre los alimentos y el clima

15 de septiembre -17 Con Occupy Wall Street | Basta de especular con los alimentos y el clima
La lucha de Occupy Wall Street es la lucha de todos los movimientos en el mundo. El capital financiero, responsable de la crisis en 2008, ha adquirido mayor poder en lugar de ser regulado. En la actualidad, el PIB mundial es de 64 billones de dólares USA, mientras que el mercado de derivados alcanzó la increíble cifra de 1.500 billones de dólares USA en 2011. La economía basada en la especulación es 250 veces mayor  que la economía real del mundo. Ahora los bancos y las grandes corporaciones multinadionales (ETN) están empezando a especular con el impacto de las crisis medioambientales que el mismo sistema capitalista ha provocado.
15 September, 2012

The beginning is near #s17 2012 at @OcuppyWallSt

14 September, 2012

39 Mouvements sociaux asiatiques affirment leur solidarité avec #s17 2012 à Occupy Wall Street

Avec Occupy Wall Street les 15 – 17 Septembre

Mettre fin à la spéculation financière sur les denrées alimentaires et le climat

Le combat d’Occupy Wall Street est celui de tous les mouvements de la planète. Le capital financier, qui a engendré la crise en 2008, a accru son pouvoir au lieu d’être jugulé. À l’heure actuelle, le PIB mondial est de 64 000 milliards de dollars américains, tandis que le marché des produits dérivés a atteint le chiffre incroyable de 1 500 000 milliards de dollars américains en 2011. L’économie spéculative est 250 fois plus grande que l’économie réelle. Aujourd’hui, les banques et les entreprises transnationales se mettent à spéculer sur les impacts de la crise climatique et environnementale que le système capitaliste a créées. Les prix des aliments ont commencé à grimper à nouveau en raison du changement climatique et de la spéculation, dans un monde où un milliard de personnes souffrent déjà de la faim. Les banques et les entreprises transnationales comme Cargill, Wal-Mart, Monsanto regardent cette situation comme une nouvelle opportunité de profits par l’intermédiaire des marchés dérivés sur les produit alimentaires, de l’accaparement des ressources naturelles, des OGM, des agrocarburants, des accords de libre-échange, des ajustements structurels, des plans d’austérité et d’autres mécanismes visant à accroître les privilèges des 1% aux dépends des 99% et ce, à un coût gigantesque pour notre Terre-Mère.

13 September, 2012

Discover the power of refusal! Join the resistence! POSTER #s17 Occupy Wall Street

13 September, 2012

39 Asian social movements express their solidarity with #s17 2012 in Occupy Wall Street

September 15 -17 With Occupy Wall Street

Stop financial speculation on food and climate39

The fight of Occupy Wall Street is the struggle of all movements in the world. Finance capital, that created the crisis in 2008, has increased its power instead of being disciplined. At present, world GDP is 64 trillion US dollars while the derivatives market reached the incredible figure of 1,500 trillion US dollars in 2011. The speculative economy is 250 times larger than the real economy of the world. Now banks and Transnational corporations (TNCs) are moving to speculate on the impacts of the climate and environmental crises that the capitalist system has created. Prices of food are beginning to climb again because of climate change and speculation in a world where 1 billion people already suffer from hunger. The banks and TNCs like Cargill, Wal-Mart, Monsanto are seeing this situation as a new opportunity to make profits through food derivatives, natural resource grabbing, GMOs, agro-fuels, free trade agreements, structural adjustments, austerity plans and other mechanisms to increase the privileges of the 1% at the expenses of the 99% of the world and at tremendous cost to our Mother Earth.

From 15 to 17th of September, in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, we will raise our voices and promote actions to ban derivatives in food, dismantle the power of the banks and TNCs, stop the privatization of water and public services, cancel the illegitimate debts that are strangling our sisters and brothers in Europe, achieve deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and restore a life in harmony with nature.

Bangkok, August 31, 2012

SIGNED:

All Nepal’s Peasants’ Federation

Alliance of Progressive Labor, Philippines

Aniban ng Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (AMA-Pilipinas)

Assembly of the Poor, Thailand

Associated Labor Unions, Philippines

ATTAC France

ATTAC Japan

Bangladesh Kishani Sabha

Bangladesh Krishok Federation

Bhartiya Kisan Union, BKU, India

Confederation of Labor Allied Social Services

Focus on the Global South

FTA Watch, Thailand

Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

Global Forest Coalition

Indonesian Civil Society Forum for Climate Justice

Indonesian Political Economy Association

Jubilee South-Asia Pacific Movement on Debt and Development

Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, India

KIARA (The People’s Coalition for Fisheries Justice), Indonesia

Kilusang Mangingisda (Fisherfolk Movement), Philippines

Koalisi Anti Utang (Anti Debt Coalition) Indonesia

KRuHA (People’s coalition for the right to water), Indonesia

La Via Campesina

Mindanao Peoples’ Peace Movement

Migrant Forum in Asia

MONLAR, Sri Lanka

NOUMINREN, Japan

Partido ng Manggagawa, Philippines

Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement

Polaris Institute, Canada

Public Services Labor Independent Confederation

SBI (Indonesia Labor Union)

Serikat Petani Indonesia (Indonesian Peasant Union)

SMI (Suluh Muda Indonesia) Sumut

SNI (Indonesia Fisherfolk Union)

Solidarity Workshop, Bangladesh

South Indian Coordination Committee of Farmers Movements

Thai Working Group for Climate Justice (TCJ)

9 September, 2012

We are not a loan, our democracy is not for sale POSTER #s17

29 August, 2012

#OWS – September 17th Planning

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On Monday, September 17, to mark the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, people from all over will descend on the Financial District, engaging in various forms of direct action to disrupt business as usual.

Please come help plan this action on Friday, August 31 at 6:00 PM at Foley Square. The meeting will be structured as an Affinity Group Spokescouncil.