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      NYC Labor Against the War
      10.19 Occupy Wall Street Report:
      World In Revolt

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      Greece on Strike

      —————–
      'It's not just Greece. The reason we have seen a global movement erupt
      is because capitalism is an international system, and it's doing the
      same thing to all of us, everywhere. What was done to the Third World
      in terms of structural adjustment is now being done to the working
      classes in advanced capitalist societies. What is being done to Greece
      is being rolled out across Europe.'
      —————–


      OWS-NYC: UPDATE

      Activists in New York Target 'Governor 1 Percent': Cuomo Under Fire for
      Refusing to Extend Millionai
      Tuesday night, Occupy Wall Street protesters marched to give New York
      Governor Cuomo the message: Stand with the people, not the 1%.
      http://www.alternet.org/news/152780/activists_in_new_york_target_%27gove\
      rnor_1_percent%27:_cuomo_under_fire_for_refusing_to_extend_millionaire%2\
      7s_tax
      <http://www.alternet.org/news/152780/activists_in_new_york_target_%27gov\
      ernor_1_percent%27:_cuomo_under_fire_for_refusing_to_extend_millionaire%\
      27s_tax>

      Naomi Wolf: how I was arrested at Occupy Wall Street
      First they come for the "other" -- the "terrorist", the brown person,
      the Muslim, the outsider; then they come for you – while you are
      standing on a sidewalk in evening dress, obeying the law.
      http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/oct/19/naomi-wol\
      f-arrest-occupy-wall-street
      <http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/oct/19/naomi-wo\
      lf-arrest-occupy-wall-street>

      Commander Who Pepper-Sprayed Wall Street Protesters Faces Disciplinary
      Charge
      Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna, who could lose 10 vacation days, was
      found to have run afoul of Police Department rules in a Sept. 24
      episode involving protesters in Lower Manhattan.
      http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/19/nyregion/commander-who-pepper-sprayed-\
      wall-street-protesters-faces-disciplinary-charges.html?_r=1
      <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/19/nyregion/commander-who-pepper-sprayed\
      -wall-street-protesters-faces-disciplinary-charges.html?_r=1>

      Wall Street to Dems: you can't have it both ways - Robin Bravender
      The DCCC hasn't sent another pro-occupier email and its counterpart
      in the Senate hasn't either.
      http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/66259.html
      <http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/66259.html>

      Occupy The Hood | Poll
      It is the Mission of Occupy The Hood (in solidarity with Occupy Wall St)
      to get POC more involved in the Occupy Movement.
      https://www.facebook.com/OccupyTheHood?sk=app_163177517067273
      <https://www.facebook.com/OccupyTheHood?sk=app_163177517067273>

      Slide show: Homemade posters from Occupy Wall Street
      While famous designers have created popular images, some of the protest
      movement's best signs are by individuals
      http://www.salon.com/2011/10/18/slide_show_homemade_posters_from_occupy_\
      wall_street/
      <http://www.salon.com/2011/10/18/slide_show_homemade_posters_from_occupy\
      _wall_street/>


      OWS-NYC: CALENDAR

      Thurs., 2 p.m.: Walmart Workers Demand Respect Teach-In!
      https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=211838805551428
      <https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=211838805551428>

      Fri., 1 p.m.: UPDATED - FRIDAY PRAYER AT OCCUPY WALL STREET
      We, the Islamic Leadership Council of Metropolitan New York and Muslim
      New Yorkers stand in solidarity with the protesters of Occupy Wall
      Street on grounds of free speech, right to assemble and justice for
      all. Indeed, we are part of the 99%.
      https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=228065433913260
      <https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=228065433913260>

      Fri., 3:30 p.m.: March Against Verizon Corporate Greed
      Early last Friday morning, members of the CWA joined thousands of
      others to help defend our park. If you want to march in solidarity with
      their struggle against Verizon, meet at 3:30 at Liberty Plaza to march
      to Verizon's headquarters at 140 West St.


      BEYOND OWS: U.S.

      Occupy movement in New Mexico finds new name out of respect for Native
      Americans
      The `Occupy' movement has emphasized its opposition to those in
      the top 1 percent of the country's income distribution, as well as
      the financial sector, which in recent decades has drastically increased
      its share of the total national income. But this emphasis has meant
      that many other societal tensions and grievances that have
      traditionally preoccupied left-wing and anti-establishment movements,
      such as those of the Native American community and other racial
      minorities, have not been a significant focus of the '99
      percenters.'
      http://www.americanindependent.com/199655/occupy-movement-in-new-mexico-\
      finds-new-name-out-of-respect-for-native-americans
      <http://www.americanindependent.com/199655/occupy-movement-in-new-mexico\
      -finds-new-name-out-of-respect-for-native-americans>

      D.C. labor and Occupy unite
      The final stop for Occupy protesters on the labor march was the
      janitors' protest. There, activists expressed solidarity with the
      workers and invited the workers to join them in their occupation. THIS
      WAS an important step in the local Occupy movement. Following the tense
      scene in Manhattan last week that concluded with a victory against the
      threatened eviction of protesters in Zuccotti Park, a new jolt of
      energy and determination fueled the movement in the lead-up to
      Saturday's global day of action.
      http://www.socialistworker.org/2011/10/19/dc-labor-and-occupy-unite
      <http://www.socialistworker.org/2011/10/19/dc-labor-and-occupy-unite>


      BEYOND OWS: INTERNATIONAL

      EGYPT: Egyptian activists post wills on Twitter
      The effort, which has spread to Facebook, is called Martyrs in Demand:
      Write your own will against the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. The
      idea arose after Mina Daniel, a Coptic Christian activist, was shot in
      the chest Oct. 9. His will asked that his body be carried through
      Tahrir. Mourners honored the wish, marching his coffin from the morgue
      through the busy square and toward the graveyard. Thousands of people
      turned out for Daniel's vigil, and for the funeral processions of
      other fallen protesters.
      http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2011/10/egyptian-activists-pos\
      t-wills-twitter-.html
      <http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2011/10/egyptian-activists-po\
      st-wills-twitter-.html>

      EGYPT: Jailed Egyptian blogger on hunger strike says 'he is ready to
      die'
      ‎"If the militarists thought that I would be tired of my hunger
      strike and accept imprisonment and enslavement, then they are
      dreamers," said Maikel Nabil Sanad, in a statement announcing that he
      would boycott the latest court case against him, which began on
      Tuesday. "It's more honourable [for] me to die committing suicide than
      [it is] allowing a bunch of Nazi criminals to feel that they succeeded
      in restricting my freedom. I am bigger than that farce."
      http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/18/jailed-egypt-blogger-hungers\
      trike
      <http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/18/jailed-egypt-blogger-hunger\
      strike>

      GREECE: Greece hit with another strike, more protests
      In Athens, thousands of workers, not all of them from the unions, poured
      into the streets, marching on Parliament, where lawmakers have begun
      debating the latest round of austerity measures, including a rash of tax
      hikes and wage and salary cuts for 2011 and 2012.
      http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2011/10/greece-strike-protest-\
      austerity.html
      <http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2011/10/greece-strike-protest\
      -austerity.html>

      LEBANON: Teachers Move Ahead with Strike
      Teachers in private and public schools carried out their strike on
      Wednesday protesting the "humiliating" deal that was made
      between the General Labor Confederation (GLC), the cabinet and the
      Economic Committees last week.
      http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/17893
      <http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/17893>

      PALESTINE: Freed Palestinians reunite with families in Gaza and West
      Bank
      One former prisoner said he did not understand "why the whole world
      stood up for Shalit even though his job was to come and kill our
      people". But Palestinians at the rally to welcome the prisoners home
      were not unsympathetic to what the Israeli, who was 19 when he was
      captured, has endured over the past five years. Nariman Shubair said
      she did not regard the holding of Shalit as personal. "Israel left the
      Palestinians no way to release the prisoners other than to take him. It
      wouldn't have taken so long to get him released if the Israelis had let
      our prisoners go," she said. "This was the only way to change anything.
      Negotiations do nothing."
      http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/18/gilad-shalit-palestinians-ga\
      za-prisoners
      <http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/18/gilad-shalit-palestinians-g\
      aza-prisoners>

      YEMEN: Reports of more deaths in Yemeni protest
      Witnesses say forces loyal to President Saleh fired on protesters,
      killing at least seven in capital, Sanaa.
      http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/10/2011101811132991846\
      .html
      <http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/10/201110181113299184\
      6.html>


      CONTEXT & ANALYSIS

      LENIN'S TOMB: Greece on the brink
      It's not just Greece. The reason we have seen a global movement erupt
      is because capitalism is an international system, and it's doing the
      same thing to all of us, everywhere. What was done to the Third World
      in terms of structural adjustment is now being done to the working
      classes in advanced capitalist societies. What is being done to Greece
      is being rolled out across Europe.
      http://leninology.blogspot.com/2011/10/greece-on-brink.html
      <http://leninology.blogspot.com/2011/10/greece-on-brink.html>

      Freedom Rider: Iran in Obama's Cross Hairs | Black Agenda Report
      While the nation's attention has been focused on the Occupy Wall
      Street movement, new dangers for this country and for the world have
      been created by the Obama administration. The president has made it
      clear that America's interventionist path has not changed direction
      one bit. If anything, he has done what once would have seemed
      impossible, accelerating that direction more than his predecessor ever
      hoped.
      http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/freedom-rider-iran-obama%E2%80%\
      99s-cross-hairs
      <http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/freedom-rider-iran-obama%E2%80\
      %99s-cross-hairs>

      A victory for the outraged
      On October 15, 2011, slightly fewer than one million people took to the
      streets. Nevertheless, it was a huge victory, because it was the first
      large demonstration carried out in a 24-hour period around the planet
      against the people responsible for the capitalist crisis, which has
      created tens of millions of victims.
      http://www.socialistworker.org/2011/10/19/a-victory-for-outraged
      <http://www.socialistworker.org/2011/10/19/a-victory-for-outraged>

      The promise of Occupy
      Occupy is helping to build a new left on a scale unseen in the U.S. in
      the last 40 years -- one that's rooted in the working class.
      http://www.socialistworker.org/2011/10/19/promise-occupy
      <http://www.socialistworker.org/2011/10/19/promise-occupy>

      Occupy Wall Street: What You Can Demand versus What You Must DO | Glen
      Ford
      Since it is patently clear that plutocrats and democracy cannot coexist,
      the project is to rid us of the plutocrats, while there's still
      time to save our world. Once that's understood, the rest is in the
      details.
      http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/occupy-wall-street-what-you-can\
      -demand-versus-what-you-must-do
      <http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/occupy-wall-street-what-you-ca\
      n-demand-versus-what-you-must-do>

      Memorials and Spectacles: The Anti-Dr. King Monument | Glen Ford
      ‎So by the time the corporate sponsors spoke themselves and
      after all the choirs sang all we are left with is a memorial that will
      permanently impose itself, as spectacle, preventing actual discussion
      of the man or his ideas. In fact, the words "Black" and
      "racism" make zero appearances at a memorial dedicated to a man
      who spoke of the essentialness of Black pride and an end to White
      supremacist notions of race.
      http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/memorials-and-spectacles-anti-d\
      r-king-monument
      <http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/memorials-and-spectacles-anti-\
      dr-king-monument>

      Unveiling The Monument But NOT King's Condemnation Of U.S. Wars for Wall
      Street | jay janson
      Investor-owned war-promoting media's job is keep King's outcry
      condemning U. S. wars buried along with his body.
      http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/unveiling-monument-not-kings-co\
      ndemnation-us-wars-wall-street
      <http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/unveiling-monument-not-kings-c\
      ondemnation-us-wars-wall-street>


      GENERAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES

      Legal
      PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY: If you are arrested at an Occupy Event, call
      the National Lawyers Guild: New York City: (212) 679-6018 Los Angeles:
      (323) 696-2299 Washington, DC: (202) 957 2445 Chicago: (773) 309-1198
      San Francisco: (415) 285-1011 New Orleans: (504) 875-0019 Baltimore:
      (410) 205-2850 Minnesota: (612) 656-9108 Michigan: (313) 963-0843
      Portland: (503) 902-5340 Boston: (617) 227-7335 Pennsylvania &
      Delaware: (267) 702-4654 Idaho: (208) 991-4324 Be very sure to write
      the applicable phone number in PERMANENT marker somewhere concealed on
      your body, protected from the elements. Do NOT assume you will be able
      to retrieve the number from a phone or a notebook. It is very likely
      you will be stripped of all your belongings.

      NEW: Cell Phone Guide for Occupy Wall Street Protesters (and Everyone
      Else)
      Protesters of all political persuasions are increasingly documenting
      their protests — and encounters with the police — using
      electronic devices like cameras and cell phones. The following tips
      apply to protesters in the United States who are concerned about
      protecting their electronic devices when questioned, detained, or
      arrested by police. These are general guidelines; individuals with
      specific concerns should talk to an attorney.
      https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/10/cell-phone-guide-occupy-wall-stree\
      t-protesters-and-everyone-else
      <https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/10/cell-phone-guide-occupy-wall-stre\
      et-protesters-and-everyone-else>

      OccupyWallStreet
      The resistance continues at Liberty Square and Nationwide!
      http://occupywallst.org/ <http://occupywallst.org/>

      Donate Money to #occupywallstreet
      http://nycga.cc/donate/ <http://nycga.cc/donate/>

      NYC General Assembly
      The Official Website of the GA at #OccupyWallStreet
      http://nycga.cc/ <http://nycga.cc/>

      Occupy Wall St.: Immediate Needs
      Comfort Committee's Current NEEDS: thermal wear (especially smaller
      sizes), blankets, toiletries (especially toothpaste), hats & gloves,
      towels for showers We do NOT need more ponchos or space blankets. All
      donations can be sent to: The UPS Store Re: Occupy Wall Street 118A
      Fulton St. #205 New York, NY 10038
      https://www.facebook.com/OccupyWallSt/posts/213285578739214
      <https://www.facebook.com/OccupyWallSt/posts/213285578739214>

      Occupy Together
      Welcome to OCCUPY TOGETHER, an unofficial hub for all of the events
      springing up across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall St.
      http://www.occupytogether.org/ <http://www.occupytogether.org/>

      We Are the 99 Percent
      Brought to you by the people who occupy wall street. Why will YOU
      occupy?
      http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/
      <http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/>

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