Action Steps to respond to eviction of Liberty Plaza
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.
NOW is the time to help. If you feel as deeply about the Occupy movement as we do, show your support by taking real steps today!
We are counting on people all over the country to come out and support us to keep this movement going!
Ways to get involved and help:
IF YOU ARE IN NYC AREA!!!!!
Come out in person today at 9am EST
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.
Come TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY tonight at 7pm in Liberty Plaza/Zuccotti Park
They can kick us out, but they can’t stop us from reassembling. Let’s show them that truth by showing up at Liberty Plaza with the biggest General Assembly yet! Come to GA tonight at 7pm!
Help the Occupiers Get their stuff back
Supposedly, all the stuff that was taken by the police from the plaza will be available for people to pick up at noon EST today.
WE NEED PEOPLE TO GO TO MIDTOWN MANHATTAN AND HELP THE OCCUPIERS GET THEIR STUFF BACK TODAY!
If you can help gather the stuff, especially if you have a van or can rent a U-Haul for the effort, please call or text 617-406-8299
Support the Occupiers by giving them a place to stay
Live in New York City? Want to support the Liberty Plaza arrestees? We are looking for safe spaces where folk who have been arrested can go after they are released to rest, tend their wounds, take a shower, have a meal, etc. If you can offer your house, call Hannah at 802.359.3628. Tell us how many people you can have over, for how long, where you live, and a return number. Thanks!
Support the NLG in their effort to provide justice!
Temporary restraining order issued at 6:30 am prohibiting evictions
from Liberty Park (unless “lawful arrests for criminal offenses),
allowing protestors back in with tents or other property previously
utilized, and prohibitng enforcing “rules published after the
Attorneys associated with the New York City Chapter of the National
Lawyers Guild working as the Liberty Park Legal Working Group obtained
a temporary restraining order against the City of New York, various
City agencies, and Brookfield properties directing that occupiers be
allowed back on the premises with their belongings. See link for the
Government due to appear in court (71 Thomas Street) at 11:30 am today
1. hug a lawyer
2. show up at the courthouse at 11:30
3. know that, given this order, protestors have the right to re-enter
the park with belongings. and if the government prevents that before
1130, they will be defying this judge’s order. people could print
this out and go there peacefully and lawfully.
4. keep the lawyers informed of police interactions, reliable
information sharing is how they are able to put these kinds of things
together; NLG num 212-679-6018
IF YOU ARE EITHER IN NYC OR OUTSIDE OF NYC AREA!!!!!
Join a Call to discuss Direct Action at noon EST
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:
Medical Needs Supplies!
The medics lost all of their supplies last night along with everyone else. We urgently need all basic medical supplies. Things such as gauze, bandages, bandaids, vitamin C, heat packs, cold packs, gloves, asprin, AND ANY OTHER THINGS THAT YOU CAN THINK MAY BE NECESSARY FOR MEDICAL NEEDS!
Medics ALSO need new tent, headlamps, cots, battery-powered lanterns
Please bring supplies to S.I.S (OWS Shipping and Storage) at 52 Broadway, NYC. Mailing Address will be posted soon for overnight shipping.
Call assistant Attorney General with the Civil Rights Division
http://interoccupy.org/CivilRightscomplaint.pdf 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!!!!!!!
Movement Building Working Group