Thursday, November 3, 2011
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NOTE: This is a guest post from Siena Chrisman, Manager of Strategic Partnerships & Alliances at WhyHunger.
On Saturday, Occupy Against Big Food will converge on Zuccotti Park, home base of Occupy Wall Street. It’s an exciting step, coming after several weeks of discussion among food justice advocates about our common cause with the Occupy movement. Back in the second week of protests, I joined a march to Wall Street as part of a food justice delegation. The baskets of local vegetables we carried attracted a lot of attention, but we were surprised by all of the puzzled looks. “What’s the connection here with food?” people kept asking us.
Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/why-the-food-movement-should-occupy-wall-street.html#ixzz1cfxGxY87
Senate committee, public, debate bill that would overturn employment protections for convicted felons | Dane101
Senators on the committee are Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine), Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend), Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin), Sen. Bob Wirch (D-Pleasant Prairie), and Sen. Jessica King (D-Oshkosh).
Jenna Pope |"This is Wayne. He's 73 years old. Last night he was arrested at the Wisconsin State Capitol for silently filming an assembly hearing."
Every day that it’s in session, the Republican-dominated legislature has been pushing through one retrograde bill after another.
This, on top of the vicious assault on workers’ rights that we saw this spring, and the illegal way they did it, without proper notice, and the sham of a state supreme court ruling that validated the bill, and the illegal shutting down of the capitol to the public, and the attack on public education, Medicaid, racial justice, and the environment, to name just a few." Read Full Article Here
Thank you, Matt...
Thank you, Matt Rothschild, for standing up. Now we need to get the cops to stand down.
"...great group of people from Occupy Milwaukee today! Many of them testified against SB 207. " Nicole Desautels Schulte
Nicole LockedandLoaded Desautels Schulte
#OccupySunday: Angela Davis Speaks at Occupy Philadelphia - God's Politics Editor - God's Politics Blog
According to the Occupy Philadelphia Facebook page:
Civil Rights activist Angela Davis spoke to a crowd of more than 1,000 people at Occupy Philly in People’s Plaza at City Hall on Friday night, Oct. 28. Her speech inspired the crowd to continue working for a “better political universe.” She read a message from Occupy Oakland calling for a General Strike on Nov. 2. The crowd cheered continuously throughout her speech.
On November 5, black social justice activists will be joined by peace groups, environmentalists, artists and students in a national “Occupy Philadelphia” march entitled “Stop the Wars and Build the Resistance.”
Called by the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations, the November 5 mobilization will demand an end to the wars throughout the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and against oppressed communities inside the U.S., which they say are driven by Wall Street interests.
Protesters will rally at noon at Broad and Susquehanna, march down Broad to Thompson, and then go inside for an afternoon conference at 1310 N. Broad Street.
Participants include a diverse list of groups and individuals such as the Green Party of Philadelphia, the Brandywine Peace Community, the ANSWER Coalition Philly Branch, Philly Against the War, Philadelphia independent mayoral candidate Wali “Diop” Rahman, Black and Nobel Bookstore, Attorney Leon Williams, Askia Coalition Against Police Brutality, African American Freedom and Reconstruction League, the Hip Hop Party for the People, Pam Africa of International Friends and Family of Mumia, DC Troy Davis Alliance, New Black Panther Party for Self Defense Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz, Malcolm X Center for Self Determination Director Efia Nwangaza, and the United National Antiwar Coalition.
This rare cooperation amongst diverse groups may signal a new day for social change movements in the U.S. with the new predominately white middle class victims of Wall Street excesses joining hands with the long-time victims of economic exploitation and police abuse in the black community.
Philadelphia was chosen as the site for this national convergence because “Philadelphia is prototypical of the war being waged against the internal colonies of the U.S. It is the city where police, under the leadership of the first African mayor, dropped a bomb in 1985 that incinerated an entire African community, killing 11 men, women and children. We will draw the connection between the neo-colonial bombing of 1985 in Philadelphia by the city’s black mayor and the neo-colonial bombing of Libya in Africa by the first black U.S. president.” Read Full Article Here
According to the Occupy Philadelphia Facebook page:
Civil Rights activist Angela Davis spoke to a crowd of more than 1,000 people at Occupy Philly in People’s Plaza at City Hall on Friday night, Oct. 28. Her speech inspired the crowd to continue working for a “better political universe.” She read a message from Occupy Oakland calling for a General Strike on Nov. 2. The crowd cheered continuously throughout her View Original Article Here