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Old 2011-10-02, 12:08   Link #16934
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The protests now comes to DC:

Host: Peter Joseph

Dennis Trainor, Jr

Brian Phillips

Discussing the growing "Financial Occupation; its importance and how
TZM can strategically get involved. The Zeitgeist Movement stands in
solidarity with these grassroots, non-violence awareness actions for
they may represent the beginning of a global move away from the
Monetary Paradigm. The Revolution is Now.




September 26, 2011


Kevin Zeese, 301-996-6582
Margaret Flowers, 443-759-4635
Maria Allwine, 443-762-0892


DC Occupation Marks the 11th Year of Afghan War, Austerity Budgets
and Builds on 
Arab Spring, European Summer, Madison and Occupation
of Wall Street
The People’s Uprisings seen around the world and in the United
States come to Washington, DC’s Freedom Plaza beginning on Thursday,
October 6 when thousands will converge to begin a prolonged people's
occupation of Freedom Plaza. The October2011 Movement involves
thousands of people and 150 organizations who have already signed. The
DC occupation comes at a pivotal time: the beginning of the 11th year
of war in Afghanistan and a new federal fiscal year that promises
austerity of everything except weapons and war.
The Freedom Plaza occupation occurs as activists in New York are
occupying Wall Street and follows major protests across the Midwest
against austerity budgets, the environmental protest of the Tar Sands
Pipeline where more than 1,200 were arrested and protests throughout
the United States on a wide range of issues.
The October2011 Movement demands that the government represent the
people, not just the top 1%. The pledge signed on by thousands calls
for using our resources on human needs and environmental protection,
not for war and exploitation. stands with super
majorities of Americans on seven key issues:
• Tax the rich and corporations
• End the wars, bring the troops home, cut military spending
• Protect the social safety net, strengthen Social Security and
improved Medicare for all
• End corporate welfare for oil companies and other big business
• Transition to a clean energy economy, reverse environmental
• Protect worker rights including collective bargaining, create
jobs and raise wages
• Get money out of politics
Among those signing the pledge and participating in the action are
Ann Wright, Baldemar Velasquez, Chris Hedges, Coleen Rowley, Cornel
West, Cynthia McKinney, Ray McGovern, Sibel Edmonds and Ted Rall.
The Freedom Plaza occupation builds on the experiences of Egypt,
Tunisia, Greece and Spain. October2011 has joined with the Egyptian
revolutionary movement in a solidarity statement based on four common
principles: seeking real democracy, an end to U.S. interventionist
military policy, protection of human rights through the rule of law
and developing a sustainable economy that meets human needs. The
Indignados of Spain have described our common Road to Dignity that
includes the occupation of Wall Street and Freedom Plaza.
More information visit FAQ on


The occupation of Freedom Plaza is almost here! Momentum is really
building and we can’t wait to be with you in Washington, DC. The
time is now to create an independent movement built on participatory
democracy and to demand an end to war and that our resources are used
to meet human and environmental needs.
Occupy Wall Street continues and has sparked occupations all around
the country. Some have already started and many others will begin this
Saturday. The people of OccupyDC will join us on Thursday. Please
support these local occupations. The time is now to unite as the 99%
and work in solidarity. You can find out more at

We know that many of you are on your way to DC. Some are coming on
foot, some on bicycle and others by plane, train and caravan. Please
document your trip to DC and share your stories, photos and videos
with us.

When you arrive in Freedom Plaza, there will be many ways for you to
be engaged. You can join a committee and work on one of the 15 core
crises. Committees start meeting on Friday afternoon and will present
their work in the nightly assemblies. You can share your artistic
talents in the Arts area of the Plaza. You can also sign up to teach a
class or workshop – share your knowledge and skills so that others
understand more about the crises we face, solutions to them and skills
needed to create a new world that is peaceful, just and sustainable.

Prior to the action next week there will be training sessions in
Washington, DC for skills in nonviolent action, peacekeeping and legal
observation. Check the Calendar for more information (click on the
topic for details) or check the Daily Schedule. We hope that you will
volunteer in some way while in Freedom Plaza!

Many of us have spent time in Liberty Square with the people of
Occupy Wall Street. We are impressed by the great sense of community
and possibility. We look forward to building a similar participatory,
educational, creative and respectful community in Freedom Plaza. One
person summed it up by saying the atmosphere is one of less social
networking and more socializing!

However, for those of you who can’t make it to Freedom Plaza in
Washington, DC, please follow along virtually. We will livestream the
nightly assemblies and other events. We will also post articles,
photos and videos at regularly. And we encourage you
to be the media also!

In peace and solidarity!
The October2011 Team
I wonder how much of an impact this will have on the media this time.

This is a great video of Keith Olbermann's count down on the media black out:

"If you educate people, you cannot control them." ~Jacque Fresco

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