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- 19 Maui, HI
- 20 Merced, CA
- 21 Middletown, PA
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- 30 Raleigh
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- 35 Temecula, CA
 Online Actions
 New York City
 #S18: All Pipelines Lead to Wall Street!
9AM Brecht Forum Courtyard - 451 West Street - on the side at Bank Street.
Join Occupy the Pipeline as we mobilize a Flash Mob at Spectra Energy's Fracked Gas Pipeline Site.
Meet at 9AM at the Brecht Forum Courtyard to be painted as a toxic chemical compound. There will be safe storage provided for clothing and essentials while we storm the castle with a visually stunning spectacle! We are calling for ALL BODIES ready willing and able to come show your resistance to a corporation who is profiting off of the potential death of thousands of NYC residents. Spectra Energy is backed by some of the worst offenders: JP MORGAN, CHASE, WELLS FARGO not to mention BLOOMBERG and the Army of the 1%.
We know that this pipeline will only profit the very rich while endangering all the rest of us. When the Government fails to protect the people from Corporations, it's up to US to protect Ourselves!!
http://occupythepipeline.blogspot.com/p/calendar-of-actions.html @occupy_pipeline https://www.facebook.com/OccupyThePipeline text alerts: @fracked on celly 23559
 #S17: Bike Monday!
September 17, 2012 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 am
What better way to start September 17th then by joining the OWS Bike Coalition for a free breakfast and an early morning ride around beautiful downtown Manhattan!We will be meeting at 6 AM at Seward Park, which is located on Essex Street between Canal and Hester Streets. Don’t worry, there will be lots of coffee!Bring a bike, bring a friend, and get your Monday started right!
HELLO OCCUPY FAMILY, FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS!
Join us for a FULL day of OUTREACH, MOBILIZATIONS, CONSCIOUSNESS RAISING, ORGANIZING, SPEAK OUTS, FUN, COMMUNITY, AND LOVE!
We have the FULL intent of doing actions that FULLY ENGAGE AND INVOLVE THE 99% during the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. We are still hammering out final logistics on the' Teach In' but everything is set! Our Schedule and Principles of Solidarity are below as is our website and contact information.
S-17 Schedule 9:00am-Red Monday-Global Divestment Day –Teach In (Location T.B.A) 12:00pm-Occupy The Subways (Union Square) 5:00pm-Speak Out-Liberty Plaza 7:00pm-Fannie Lou Hamer-General Assembly-Liberty Plaza (Every GA and Movement in solidarity with Occupy is invited).
For more information go to www.occuevolve.wordpress.com. We also meet every Friday at Liberty Plaza 6:30pm
 Occupy Ears
Occupy Ears NYC, benefit compilation album/birthday present for the Occupy movement - record release party!
09/17/12 7pm/$7 Death By Audio 49 S. 2nd St @ Kent Ave, Brooklyn, New York
Occupy Ears NYC is a 100% volunteer/pro bono benefit compilation album, and birthday present, for the Occupy movement. A benefit record release party and birthday party for the Occupy Movement will be held at Death By Audio in Brooklyn, NY on 09/17/12: https://www.facebook.com/events/459745274059658/
Occupy Ears and participating New York City recording artists and other contributors (sound engineers, visual and graphic artists, attorneys, etc) have created Occupy Ears NYC as a way of promoting and supporting the Occupy movement, while offering an opportunity for music consumers to Occupy both a listening experience and a music purchase.
Contributions range from very much of the Occupy movement - several participating artists were often to be found at the Zuccotti Park Occupation - to Brooklyn bands brought in by Ghost Station Records, to projects formed specifically for the album. 10 artists, 41 minutes.
All proceeds after out of pocket expenses will be donated via one of several 501C3 orgs who are providing non-profit status to various arms of the Occupy movement, to be distributed only to specific, verifiable orgs. Accounting will be completely transparent.
email@example.com http://occupyears.ghoststationrecords.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Ears-NYC/408229302548443 https://twitter.com/occupy_ears_nyc
 Occupy the Film Festival
Occupy has inspired countless artists to produce visionary collaborative projects, short art films and sweeping documentaries capturing the spirit of the movement. On the first anniversary, at a premiere independent cinema in downtown New York City, Occupy the Film Festival is bringing together the most compelling and innovative films of the movement, from its roots in the Spanish Indignados, the Arab Spring and American factory floor occupations, to the mini-societies that blossomed in public squares, to the post-encampment community organizing around home foreclosures, corporate regulation, labor and immigrant struggles, and student debt.
OCCUPY THE FILM FESTIVAL! Anthology Film Archives 32 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 @ 6 PM & 8:30 PM and SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 @ 7:30 PM
For information about the feature films: http://occupythefilmfestival.com/films/
To see the schedule and buy tickets: http://occupythefilmfestival.com/schedule/
Celebrate S17 with art! Brought to you by a coalition of radical media organizers and artists, the weekend’s festivities will include an exhibit of Occupy photography by award-winning artists, a collection of OccuPrint posters and occupied newspapers from around the country, as well as informational tabling and outdoor projections by the Illuminator!
Mainstream media bias and blackouts means this movement is poorly understood. Come share the real stories the 1% doesn’t want you to see. Experience the new world of the 99% and Occupy the Film Festival!
Buy your tickets today; we’re expecting a big crowd! http://occupythefilmfestival.com/schedule/
 WHY TRICKLE-UP ECONOMICS WON'T WORK: The “Crisis of Distribution” Myth and its Political Implications
A talk by Andrew Kliman, author of The Failure of Capitalist Production: Underlying Causes of the Great Recession and Reclaiming Marx’s “Capital”: A Refutation of the Myth of Inconsistency
Wednesday Sept. 12, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
NOTE NEW MEETING LOCATION: 500 8th Avenue, bet. 35th and 36th Streets, Manhattan, at Pearl Studios, Room 401.
Rising inequality. Stagnant pay for workers. The bifurcation of the U.S. into “the 99%” and the “1%.” These notions greatly influenced much of the Occupy movrment and they continue to influence liberal and left politics. They’ve even fueled talk, by Naomi Klein and others, that the U.S. is not in an economic crisis, and that we have a crisis of distribution instead!
Andrew Kliman has spent countless hours examining the facts. He will share some of what he has learned, and will also suggest that the myth that we have a distribution crisis is rooted in the belief that “there is no alternative” to capitalism: “If greater equality within the existing system is the best realistic alternative, you want to say that the wealth is there to spread around, and that the system can afford to spread it around, even at a moment of crisis in which a big chunk of the wealth is being destroyed.”
Kliman will discuss how the degree of income inequality varies greatly from measure to measure. And he’ll explain why it’s wrong to assume that rising inequality means that income has been redistributed from workers’ pay to profit; that actually didn’t occur in the decades preceding the Great Recession! “In order to understand what’s been going on,” he says, “we need to make many more distinctions than people realize. There’s no such thing as ‘income’--only many different things.”
He will also take on claims that the recession and the continuing malaise were caused by redistribution of income to the rich, and that trickle-up policies—based on redistribution in the other direction—can fix the problem. The evidence instead suggests that the actual causes are falling profitability, which led to a slowdown in the growth of productive investment, which in turn led to slow economic growth, slow growth of income, and rising debt burdens. And government policies lessened the effects of all this for decades, but at the cost of making the debt overhang that continues to plague the economy and make conditions more intractable.
Come find out the facts! And discuss a theoretical perspective that can actually lead to change!
Contribution requested but not required.
 Occupy Boston Radio
Occupy Boston Radio will be covering the events of S17. More details to come. Our website is OBR.FM.
 Burlington VT
Occupy Vermont - Action, Reflection, Celebration
When: 09/17/2012, 04:00 pm Where: City Hall Park Downtown Burlington, VT
One year later, we have changed not only the tone of political conversation, but also what is politically feasible. Let's commemorate the birth of our movement with action, reflection, and celebration!
One year later, we have changed not only the tone of political conversation, but also what is politically feasible. Let's commemorate the birth of our movement with action, reflection, and celebration!
Monday, Sep 17 2012 Burlington City Hall Park
Picket in front of Citizens' Bank,
Rally and speak out in global solidarity with striking students, teachers, workers, prisoners, and the unemployed.
People's Potluck Picnic! Volunteers from Food Not Bombs and VWC will be serving FREE meals. If you are able to, please bring something to share!
Holding Hands Across The Land
 Carson City
Occupy Anniversary Celebration in Carson City 12-2pm
Occupy Carson City's first demonstration was held on Saturday, October 15th with about 70 people participating. Join us on Sept. 17th as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the movement that started with Occupy Wall Street in NYC. Bring signs, instruments, music CDs, and your positive energy! People power must prevail so let's Get Up and Stand Up with and for each other!
We will also join Occupy Reno from 4:30-7pm in Wingfield Park at 1st & Arlington in Reno!
Website: http://occupycarsoncity.org/ Twitter: @OccupyCarsonCty Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/143355802437048
 Charleston, SC
Occupy : A Year Later
When: 09/17/2012 Where: Andolini's Pizza, Wentworth Street, Charleston SC
Join Occupy Charleston at Andolini’s back room on September 17 at 7PM. We will be looking back on the movement’s first year and planning for the future. Where does Occupy stand, what has it accomplished and most importantly where does it go from here? If you’ve been involved at any point, are interested in the movement or just want some riveting conversation please come!
In Solidarity Against Austerity: Occupy Chicago Celebrates the Anniversary of OWS
When: Monday, Sepbember 17th, 2012, 5:30pm in CDT Where: Congress and Michigan, Chicago, IL
On September 17th, Occupy Chicago, and our allies in struggle, will celebrate the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street by honoring global austerity resistance. As waves of austerity have crashed through this city, and countries throughout the the world, we've found heroes in the streets. They are teachers. They are mental health consumers. They are neighbors we had never met. We have stood alongside the vulnerable, the righteous, and the brave in our efforts to build a better world. Together, we have created a community.
We invite that defiant community to join us for an anti-austerity march on September 17th, at Congress and Michigan. Rally at 5:30pm. March steps off at 6:00pm.
 Occupy Wall Street 1 Year Anniversary · Occupy Dallas
Join us in celebrating the anniversary of the birth of Occupy Wall St. on September 15, 2012. Our deepest hope is that the 99% can come together to celebrate a moment in American history, when the people said, “Enough is enough.” One year ago, a spark was ignited that resulted in a passionate fire storm of voices that spread throughout this country and abroad. The 99% stood united against the forces that continue to control our destinies. We hope to show corrupt corporations, the government and all naysa yers that the work of Occupy did not end when the tents came down. We are still here, fighting, and demanding that our voices be heard.
Itinerary includes a march and demonstration at Goldman Sachs, pot luck and General Assembly.
If you are interested in volunteering or donating supplies or food, please contact Occupy Dallas Outreach Working Group at firstname.lastname@example.org. The only way to do this right is to do it together. We need you!
3333 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75219 11:30 am CDT
 Occupy #S17 -- Kitchen Dog Theater
3120 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX September 17, 2012 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kitchen Dog Theater is pleased to present OCCUPY #S17, a performance to mark the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. This FREE, ONE-NIGHT-ONLY event will feature monologues crafted from interviews with Occupy activists conducted throughout the last year. Kitchen Dog’s presentation is part of LET ME ASCERTAIN YOU: OCCUPY #S17, a national performance event being organized by The Civilians, the award-winning New York-based theater company. Groups from across the nation will gather on September 17 to share in the storytelling of this historic movement.
Performers will include KDT Artistic Company Members Rhonda Boutté, Michael Federico, Liza Marie Gonzalez, Max Hartman, Jenny Ledel and Karen Parrish, along with guest artists Christopher Dontrell Piper and Rhianna S. Mack. Additional performers to be announced soon!
Founded in 2001 by Steven Cosson, The Civilians has created twelve original works that have been produced Off Broadway and in over 40 cities nationally and internationally. The company’s recent work, In the Footprint, was included in year-end “Best of 2010″ lists in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Time Out New York. The Civilians have received numerous awards, including an Obie in 2004 in recognition of its accomplishments in its first two seasons of work.
S17: Occupy Denver Foreclosure Dance Party @ Wells Fargo / After Party Two families saved from foreclosure, a small victory to be celebrated, and thousands more to go. Join Occupy Denver and the Colorado Foreclosure Resistance Coalition in celebrating the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall St.
Monday, September 17
Dance Party! Noon—Close
Wells Fargo 17th and Broadway
Protest Wells Fargo, Support Those Going Through Foreclosure,
CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNT, MOVE YOUR MONEY TO A LOCAL CREDIT UNION
Bring Drums, Noisemakers and Yer Dancin’ Shoes!
After Party & Open Discussion Forum
6PM—Park Curfew (11 PM)
Civic Center Park Broadway between 14th & Colfax
Successes, Reflections & Plans for the Future
More Dancing! Make Friends! Dinner!! Cake!!!
Since the start of the housing crisis nearly 15 million homes have been lost to foreclosure. There are currently 21,827 families being foreclosed on here in Colorado, 4,102 of which are in Denver. Our families are losing an average of 14,000 homes a year, or 160 a month. Wells Fargo takes more homes than any other bank in Colorado. Occupy Denver is escalating the resistance to fraudulent foreclosures perpetuated by Wells Fargo and other criminal banks. If Wells Fargo is foreclosing on your home contact the Colorado Foreclosure Resistance Coalition to set up an appointment on Sept 17th to prevent the theft of your home. We will be there, closing our Wells Fargo bank accounts, supporting your resistance and dancing in Solidarity. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.
Here is a statement from one of the people we were able to help:
“After many months of trying to obtain a loan modification with Wells Fargo, and many frustrating phone calls, faxes, and letters to them, our home went into foreclosure. We hired an attorney, Armin Sarabi, and enlisted the help of the Colorado Progressive Coalition and Occupy Denver. A few days before my scheduled sale date, Occupy Denver coordinated a protest with the Coalition, which took place outside the Denver headquarters of Wells Fargo. On the day of the protest, my lawyer and I were let into the Wells Fargo building, and were put in touch with a representative from the Office of Executive Complaints, as well as an underwriter from Wells Fargo. Over the next few weeks, we were able to work out a trial period plan, during which we will demonstrate that we are able to keep up with payments. The sale date was moved forward, and with each trial period payment we successfully make, the sale date will be moved further into the future. After we complete the three month trial period, my home will permanently be taken out of foreclosure. Although our payment had gone up, we are very pleased with the result of being able to stay in our home that we love. We feel strongly that the help we got from Occupy Denver was crucial to us being able to keep our home.”
If you are being foreclosed on by ANY big bank, or need to get started saving your home before or after Sep 17th do not lose hope, get prepared; contact the CFRC and start the fight today.
Colorado Foreclosure Resistance Coalition
(through The Colorado Progressive Coalition) 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204
Email: Corrine@progressivecoalition.org Phone: (303) 866-0908
Outside of Denver area: (866) 329-0908 (toll-free)
Fax: (303) 832-6416
Racism comes in many forms. On July 12th 2012 the U.S. Justice Department ordered Wells Fargo to pay $175 million in compensations to “resolve” accusations that it purposely discriminated against borrowers from 2004 to 2009. Their systematic racial profiling resulted in more than 34,000 Latino and African Americans in 36 states paying higher rates for no other reason than the color of their skin. Thomas Perez, assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s civil rights division was quoted on CBS News,
“An African-American wholesale customer in the Chicago area in 2007 seeking a $300,000 loan paid on average $2,937 more in fees than a similarly qualified white applicant. And these fees were not based on any objective factors relating to credit risk. These fees amounted to a racial surtax. A Latino borrower in the Miami area in 2007 seeking a $300,000 loan paid on average $2,538 more than a similarly qualified white applicant. The racial surtax for African Americans in Miami in 2007 was $3,657.”
In their blatant avoidance of continued contested litigations from the DOJ, Wells Fargo also will pay $50 million in direct down payment assistance to borrowers in areas of the country where the Justice Department identified large numbers of discrimination victims. Those areas are Washington, D.C., Chicago, Philadelphia, Oakland, San Francisco, New York City, Cleveland, Riverside, Calif., and Baltimore. Alas, Colorado is not on that list and even if it were, 50 million is not enough to compensate all the families who have been robbed and displaced by their immoral predatory lending here or anywhere. This is not the first time Wells Fargo has had discrimination lawsuits filed against them.
A Wells Fargo loan officer stated in an affidavit filed in 2009 that employees had referred to African-Americans as “mud people” and to subprime lending as “ghetto loans.”
More about this here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/07/us/07baltimore.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all
Wells Fargo is the only bank that refused to put a moratorium on foreclosures after the robo-signing scandal broke. Wells Fargo is the second largest mortgage servicer in the country (servicing 11.9 million mortgages) and was one of the top subprime lenders during the housing bubble. To make matters worse, Wells Fargo is the largest player in the payday lending industry. Despite the fact that regulatory agencies have ruled against various forms of bank involvement in payday lending, Wells Fargo also functions as a pay day lender itself and provides credit to six of the largest publicly traded payday lenders.
Wells Fargo is a member of the Downtown Denver Business partnership that supported the homeless ban passed in May by Denver City Council, brought forth by councilman Albus Brooks, backed by other council members including Charlie Brown and supported by Mayor Hancock. The ban makes it a crime for anyone without permanent shelter to even cover themselves with a jacket to stay warm while sleeping outside. This measure essentially makes it illegal to be without a home. As Wells Fargo continues to force people out of their houses, it is notable that they are also supporting the base inhumanity of criminalizing the most fundamental human right of protecting ourselves against the elements.
Wells Fargo is among the largest shareholders in GEO Group, Inc. and CCA (Corrections Corporation of America), two giant private prisons that specialize in detention and deportation. Since the late 1990’s, the number of people held in immigration detention has exploded. On any given day, ICE detains over 33,000 immigrants; this is more than triple the number of people detained in 1996. In the last 5 years alone, the annual number of immigrants detained and the costs of detaining them has doubled: in 2009, 383,524 immigrants were detained, costing taxpayers $1.7 billion at an average of $122 a day per bed. Nearly 2.5 million individuals have passed through immigration detention facilities since 2003.
It should be noted that more black men are behind bars or under the watch of the criminal justice system than there were enslaved in 1850. The Colorado prison population has quadrupled in the past 20 years and it’s expected to keep growing to over 27,000 people in 2013. As incarceration increases, so do the profits for GEO and Wells Fargo. This means that not only is Wells Fargo making millions of dollars through these prisons, but they are using YOUR money to invest in the tearing apart of families and the maintenance of a broken immigration and prison system.
We are calling on everyone who banks with Wells Fargo to close their accounts in protest of their predatory, classist and racist investment practices. Move your money to a local credit union.
Wells Fargo’s criminal history is extensive and pervasive. We are outlining just a sample of the practices they cultivate to undermine the general public. Wells Fargo is a bank determined to profit off of racism and poverty. Join us in telling Wells Fargo that their crimes against our communities are neither forgotten nor forgiven.
We will dance in spite of the financial shackles Wells Fargo & their ilk place on our homes and communities, and our music and our feet will shake their walls and force them to remember the countless people they have betrayed.
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/391706357550260/
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Press Release http://occupydenver.org/sept-17-foreclosure-dance-party-and-after-party/
Occupy Duluth's celebration of the one year anniversary of the Occupy movement
When: 12 noon Where: E Superior St & N Lake Ave, Duluth, MN
Join Occupy Duluth in celebrating the national anniversary of the Occupy movement September 17th at the Peoples' Power Plaza(a.k.a. MN Power Plaza) at Lake and Superior St. in downtown Duluth. If plans go well there will be live accoustic music(and jam sessions! bring an instrument!), teach-ins, community discussion, food, and more! Noon till sundown or whenever it's over(with luck, there'll be fire dancers just after the sun goes down). If you'd like to get involved with planning, or with Occupy Duluth in general, we have meetings every Tuesday and Saturday at 6 p.m. at our camp next to the old Kozy bldng./behind the Paul Robeson Ballroom - 129 E 1st St., enter from the alley.
Occupy Bergen County Occupies the Green
To commemorate the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Bergen County will occupy the green across from the County Courthouse at 10 Main Street, Hackensack NJ on Friday Sept. 14 from 4:30 PM to 6 PM. Join us, brijng placards/yourselves/your friends & relatives.
We will have signs, chants, songs, music & speeches. We are demonstrating for people over profits, Democracy, No More Wars, Make Jobs, Get Money out of Politics, and for a better world.
 Half Moon Bay
Occupy Half Moon Bay
As we've done every Saturday since 10/15/11, we will Occupy Half Moon Bay from noon until 2PM at the corner of Highway 92 and Highway 1 in front of the Wells Fargo Bank. We encourage everyone to join us in our efforts to enlighten the public about the greed and corruption that has destroyed our economy, and made our government a useless den of thieves and indentured servants of the 1%. We have lots of extra signs, but feel free to bring your own to the busiest intersection on the San Mateo Coastside and OCCUPY OCCUPY OCCUPY OCCUPY!!!!!
 Hilo, HI
Occupy One Year Anniversary
Occupy Hilo invites you, the 99%, to join us to celebrate the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street on Monday September 17. We will gather in front of Merrill Lynch for a peaceful sign waving from 4-6pm near the corner of Kilauea and Lanikaula Street.
1437 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo, Hawaii 96720
 Huntsville, AL
Feed the Ducks
Join Occupy Huntsville Alabama September 16 2012 4:30 Pm Big spring Park "feed the Ducks" "Chalk-U-Pie" "Candlelight vigil and solidarity" There will be a table for our "City Council resolution to support an amendment against "citizens United" as well as voter registration. Family and Friends Day with other activities planned later in the week.
Let's Do This! OWS Anniversary Celebration Rally!
When: 09/17/2012, 12 noon Where: 1 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, indiana
It's been a year since OWS started and to commemorate the event we all need to go to the circle, show our colors, be loud and be proud! Join us and celebrate a year of making a difference! South East Corner of Monument Circle in front of Bank of America. From noon until they kick us out!
Twitter: @CypherVirus, @SupportOccupyIn
 Las Vegas
OccupyLV S17 Solidarity Action
OccupyLV and affiliated organizations are planning actions in solidarity with New York City on September 17th & October 6th.
MADRID #STOPMONSANTO #17S OCCUPYMONSANTO
When: Monday, September 17, 2012 Where: Monsanto Agricultura Espana Avda. de Borgos 17 madrid
Demonstrations begin on the same day that Occupy Wall Street will be celebrating its anniversary. Born in 2011, this movement’s campaign demanded social and economic justice in the USA. Protests will take place mainly in San Luis (Missouri), where the Monsanto Corporation’s headquarters are located. As confirmed on this event’s main homepage, 60 additional cities will take part of it in Argentina, Germany, Canada, Philippines and many other countries. Occupy Monsanto activists main goal is to “bring back to labs” the genetically modified products, as stated at the movement’s site. “People are worried by the evidence that transgenic food is affecting human health”, Rica Madrid from Occupy Monsanto says. However, “politicians and corporations are ignoring the public protest on GMOs to protect their big profits”, she adds.
“Politicians and their sponsoring corporations ignore public outcry over GMOs to protect huge profits over health.,” says Madrid. “There is something weird when a chemical manufacturer, the same company who made Agent Orange, controls the US food supply,” says environmental activist Jaye Crawford, referring to the a product that was manufactured during the Vietnam War (1964-1975), when the US Army used this toxic to contaminate millions of people and huge extensions of land.
Materials and contacts with Spanish locations:
- https://pad.riseup.net/p/stopmonsanto-ES - Mail de contacto: email@example.com - Blog: http://monsantostop.wordpress.com/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/Stop_Monsanto
Map Monsanto Spain: https://maps.google.es/maps/ms?msid=213440574614509362885.0004c94a2724844549976&msa=0&ll=37.067232,-2.385406&spn=0.634456,1.231842
 Maui, HI
Occupy Wall Street Maui says Shut Down Monsanto!
When: 09/17/2012, 04:00 pm Where: Mokulani and Piilani Hwy Intersection, Maukam, Kihei, Hawaii
Celebrate the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street by joining in the Global Day of Action against Monsanto! Right here on Maui are some of their main GMO growing and testing fields. Let's show them how we feel about corporate money influencing government, reducing our food choice and corrupting the political process. Let's show them we care about all the farmers in India and elsewhere they have bankrupted and driven to desperation and suicide. And let's celebrate all we are in Occupy Wall Street Maui and all we've done in the past year, with our allies and friends. Let's turn out in front of Monsanto with out signs, costumes, music and chants, and let them and their corporate and political buddies know we are still here, not going away!
 Merced, CA
All Roads Lead to Wall Street Celebration and Education
09/17/2012, 06:30 pm M Street and between W. 20th & W. 21st Streets Merced, CA 95340
Occupy Merced is a small group, down to less than twenty, but that does not mean we cannot celebrate with a bang. To begin our festivities we have speakers from the unions, local activist groups, music from Occupy This Album, a free raffle of things donated by some of the local business and a few "Occupy" tshirts, cake and herbal sun tea.
We will also have a WALL displaying everything we have accomplished as Occupy Merced, both national direct actions and local ones and set out all of our signs on stakes for the length of the park on the main road across town, where we had our original encampment.
At some point we will be taking a narrated walk through downtown and the narrator will be showing how all streets lead to Wall Street, highlighting the roles of the major banks, specifically B of A who is responsible for 80% of the foreclosures in Merced county, and more. We will end before 10pm for everyone. but may or may not spend the night in the park; that decision will be made sometime during the evening, depending on the sheriff response. There will be no permit, but when we were arrested and evicted, we were told we could exercise our first amendment rights anytime between 7am and 10pm. Occupy Fresno and Occupy Modesto have said they may attend also. We will also be attending Occupy Fresno's anniversary party on 9/15....
 Middletown, PA
Occupy the Streets
The Square, Emaus & Union Streets, downtown Middletown, PA September 17, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
to simply be together and greet one another in peace, love, and solidarity.
Mumble meeting in Mumble: Occupytalk/round tables and assemblies/ open space on the Florence SF 16th of September h 18:00
We are very glad to confirm you the invitation to Milan on September 14th-16th, to take part in the European meeting aiming to prepare together "Florence 10+10". The meeting will start on Friday 14th at 5.00 p.m. and it will finish on Sunday 16th at 1.00 p.m. During the past months we tried to involve as many European networks as possible into the process. We receive good responses to the proposal to come to Florence on November 8th-11th at the Fortezza da Basso, in the tenth anniversary of the first European Social Forum. The need to improve our capability to converge and to rebuild the democratic common space seems to be very strong, in front of dramatical democratic and social emergency Europe is living, at all levels: a European popular counter power is a necessity, and everybody is trying to contribute to this goal. A good number of networks and movements are ready to come to Florence, and the seminar in Milan should help us to better commonly mobilize at the European level to have others actors on board. Together, in Milan, we will discuss the methodology and the format of Florence 10+10, and we will share between the involved networks and coalitions the responsibility to prepare the program. In order to give you the possibility to start to think about it, and to send us ideas and proposals from now, we give here some elements for our discussion.
Day of Global Protest - September 15
Post on S17NYC: http://s17nyc.org/2012/09/05/day-of-global-protest-september-15/
During the last seven months, Russia saw at least six big joint protest demonstrations taking place simultaneously in a vast number of its cities. These demonstrations in Moscow collect more people 100.000.
There’s planned a new huge joint demonstration, scheduled for the autumn, during which even more participants are expected.
The nearest such a protest, going to take place in Moscow and in a number of other places throughout Russia, is scheduled for September 15.
Many Russian activists have put forward a proposal to hold simultaneous protest demonstrations against world-crime-regime one and the same day all around the world – and to start it right at the day September 15!
Website: http://d-g-protest.livejournal.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Day-of-Global-Protest-September-15/470897186261286
March To Ottawa - Take Back Canada September 17th, 2012
09/17/2012, 07:00 AM, Parliament Hill, Ontario Ottawa Canada
Meet in Confederation Park on Sunday afternoon as a show of force and to plan. March to the lawns in front of the parliament buildings to arrive at dawn. Call on the opposition parties to stand with us and demand that this illegitimate Prime Minister stop acting as if under the authority of a majority government, when there is overwhelming evidence of massive and systemic election fraud which benefited his party during the last federal election.
Statement of Solidarity
"We the people of Canada, in greater numbers with each passing day understand that our nation's democracy is under threat.
We stand today in solidarity, and declare that Stephen Harper is not the legitimate Prime Minister of Canada. Election fraud is treason, and by allowing Mr. Harper to continue as Prime Minister of a ‘majority government’ despite clear evidence of election fraud, the people who are supposed to act on our behalf by upholding our laws have violated their oaths and betrayed our country, its citizens, and the common good.
And so in response to this dereliction of duty by the Government of Canada, the Attorney General, and the Commissioner of the RCMP, and by the evidence of criminal activity collected by Elections Canada and presented by lawyers for certain plaintiffs, we demand the following:
o The immediate announcement, by the Government of Canada that no new laws will be passed until Elections Canada and the RCMP's investigation into reports of voter suppression have been concluded; o That court challenges based on the accusation and evidence of electoral fraud in 7 federal ridings be encouraged to continue unmolested by the Conservative Party lawyers; o That any ‘bills’ passed into law since the May 2nd, 2011 be reversed, and all new bills awaiting reading also be held pending said conclusions. o That the opposition parties will unite as non partisan allies of the Canadian people, in opposition to the government...
The phenomenon of contesting the unworthy has taken a particular scale in Europe and elsewhere. Party of the Spanish youth in the spring of 2011, he met with a broad consensus and was later extended to other countries : "Occupy Wall Street " in New York , the " Tentifada " Israeli or even the " Indignados " in Argentina. All these movements are expressed in the street.
MARDI 18 SEPTEMBRE RENCONTRE-DÉBAT
MERCREDI 19 SEPTEMBRE projections-débats HOWARD ZINN, UNE HISTOIRE POPULAIRE AMÉRICAINE
LA PLAZA, LA GESTATION DU MOUVEMENT 15M documentaire d’Adriano Morán (Espagne, 2012, 1h24), sous-titré en français
Solidarity with OWS
Occupy Philly will be showing solidarity on S17 by working to bring as many people as possible from Philly to NYC. Occupy Philly will be raising funds to purchase Megabus tickets for those who needing help with travel expenses.
WePay Funding Page: Philly S17 Solidarity Fund
Occupy Wall Street 1 Year Anniversary March against Wall Street and the 1%!
No Longer will the 99% be Silent!
September 17th is the 1-Year Anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street Movement! Join us in Phoenix for S17! RSVP in this event link. https://www.facebook.com/events/242840392504347/
We will march through downtown Phoenix and stop at ten locations that highlight the one percent's oppression over the 99%.
We don't all have to agree on everything. That's why democracy is fantastic. If you agree that what Wall Street, corporations, corrupted politicians and the 1% are doing right now is wrong than join us on September 17th! Spread the word! See you there!
March starting at 4pm sharp @ Cesar Chavez Memorial Plaza (201 W. Washington St.) in downtown Phoenix!
Watch this amazing S17 Video! http://youtu.be/bAYiul6uyaI
Make sure to talk to and discuss Occupy Wall Street and what it's about along with inviting your friends to S17!
"Occupy Wall Street invites you, the 99%, down to the Financial District for three days of education, celebration and resistance. The 1% is controlling our fates; we are drowning in loans, student debt, fraudulent mortgages. You are not a loan. Money destroys our political process, our communities and our environment. Join a mass mobilization of the 99%. Stand and be counted. Let's occupy our future, together."
"They can steal your job, your home, your freedom, your vote. They can’t steal our ability to dream together. Nothing is impossible once you refuse to live in fear."
 Portland, OR
All Roads Lead to Wall Street - An Occupy Portland Open House
09/14/2012, 1131 SE Oak Street, Portland, OR 97214
Come help us celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.
Website: http://occupyportland.org/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/419331784792537/
 Pueblo, CO
Pueblo Colorado + Regional March in solidarity with OWS
We urge everyone who can make it come to Pueblo for the 1 year celebration of OWS. Come for the weekend 15, 16 & 17th and participate in a grand march on the 17th through downtown. We urge you to bring your tent and gear, as there is room for camping out where you won’t be bothered but you’ll be close to the action! So, everyone in the Colorado, New Mexico and all other adjoining States please join us….and contact us for more detail.
Address: 816 E 5th St, Pueblo, Colorado 81001 Date: September 15th, 10:00 am
Twitter: @occupytheroads Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/occupytheroads
Listening & Public Stories Gesture Choir
When: 9/15/2012, 2:00 pm Where: NC State Capitol, Raleigh
Raleigh's action, "WE'RE LISTENING... STORIES MUST BE TOLD", on Sat 9/15/2012 is a call for public stories.
It begins at the NC State Capitol at 2:00 with OccupyRaleigh carrying signs, some mostly blank and asking for written or drawn expression... other signs announcing our 5:00 on-stage Gesture Choir (w open mic) to support public stories around the theme "I’m Living in a Time of ________ " (pick one, explain) Promise Gloom Anger Joy Confusion Suffering Grace Other….
The largest sign (6- 30" x 60") mostly blank except for the title theme, will have around its boarder the topical terms: The Bailout, Truth, Money in politics, Fairness, Transparency, Corporate Personhood, Compassion, Freedom, Foreclosures, Generosity, Food, Earth, Abundance.
A Gesture Choir is a small group that stands behind a speaker, singer, dancer or whatever and simply follows that they do as best they can, and mic checks whatever they vocalize. Typical time is around 3 to 5 minutes and public is warmed up and invited to both follow and lead. It's fun and any form of expression is OK.
Coincidental with our Action is the SparkCon a public arts festival, downtown Raleigh. Contact Dyck Dewid (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mass Potluck Picnic in Reno 9/17/12
What if we all fed each other? Housed each other? Clothed each other? Worked together to satisfy our needs, not to make someone else rich? Why not? Let's start with an anniversary picnic in Reno's Wingfield Park at 4:30 p.m. Monday September 17th, 2012. Bring food and we'll do the same; share food and we'll do the same; bring stuff to give away and we'll do the same; offer your work skills and we'll do the same. Why wait to build the new and better world we all want?
 San Francisco
Human Be In
The Human Be In: An Experience in Transforming Space and Creating Community
This year, 2012, from Friday, September 14th to Sunday, September 16th, we will gather in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. We gather as free people on the land and under the stars to share with each other. All are invited to participate--to share skills, teach workshops, play music, make art, heal, build, cook, and be together. While what we learn from one another will last and transform the world as we know, there are some more permanent transfomations at hand. On Friday, September 14th, we will gather starting around 3 p.m. at the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council Recycling Center, also a native plant nursery, community garden, and composting facility called Kezar Gardens, which, like Haye's Valley Farm and the Free Farm, is being evicted, and so we will transform it into an ecology center. We envision a space for a tool lending library, seed libraries, a library of books on ecology and permaculture, and an informational resource. We see this space filled with sustainable tools and demonstrations of ecologically regenerative technologies such as solar ovens.
On Saturday and Sunday, we will move on to sheet mulch: a process by which we create top soil through layering organic materials. We invite you to this Human Be In to share in the abundance and creation: 780 Frederick Street, Golden Gate Park, Friday, September 14th at 3 p.m.
- S17 #OWS Year 1: Silent Flash March
Public Event · By #MicCheckWallSt
When: Mon, September 17, 6pm – 10pm Where: Westlake 400 Pine - Map: https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=Westlake+400+Pine
Occupy changed the conversation.
It placed greed front and center in the public debate. In solidarity with #OWS and Occupy's 1 year anniversary, let's bring it back to it's roots.
Join us. Sept. 17th at 6PM in Westlake Park.
"Right now, with every dollar we spend, we give corporations more and more influence over our politics. Over our healthcare, our government, our society, and our future. With every dollar we give them more and more influence over our daily lives.
We think this is wrong. Money isn't speech. And it definitely shouldn't be a corporate megaphone with which to corrupt our system of government, bribe our politicians, and buy special treatment.
Our actions as consumers continue to fuel this problem. Without change, we will continue to live in a system that forces us to sell our voices, and in effect to buy our own silence. We must take responsibility for the part we continue to play. We must change as much as we expect change.
We've been taught to sell out our own voices. We've been taught to be consumers rather than fully alive human beings. We've been taught to be silenced. And that that silence is the hidden price we must all pay for being consumers.
Buying their goods shouldn't mean selling our voices. Buying their goods shouldn't mean selling ourselves. We feel it's time people started drawing attention to the silencing power of money as speech. As consumers, as voters, as citizens, as a society, as people, and as human beings, we can all agree, money shouldn't talk.
Together let us reclaim our voices with silence."
This is a silent flash march into the shopping areas of the downtown core. Once there, we will be silently walking / flooding into several actual shopping centers & stores. We'll also be meeting up at certain times to regroup and hold brief 1/2 hour silent vigils.
Small printed versions of the above statement for you to hand out will also be available if someone wishes to engage you in positive dialog about this action or wants a more information about the action and you do not wish to break your silence.
• 6:00pm - Meet at Westlake park. Please bring a dollar bill with you. We'll have some tape & spirit gum on hand. If you can bring some extra to share, even better.
• 6:30pm - Silent flash march begins.
Details of the exact schedule and timings for the march to follow. We will also have small cheat-sheets available with a map and the times for the silent vigils.
In keeping with the message of the dollars tapped over our mouths, a silent flash march means remaining as quiet as possible. Please no chanting, singing, talking, drums, etc. We make our point by making eye contact with as many of the people we pass as possible and holding it just a little too long. For that reason also, please do not bring signs to hold or flags to wave. If you're planning on entering shops, you might want to leave the Occupy labeled gear at home. It may tip off some businesses that have "banned" occupy gear and prevent you from moving freely.
Not only will our silence be a powerful statement, it will hopefully also be the key to our ability to enter those spaces that we might otherwise have to avoid.
See you there!!! Please invite your friends even if you can't make it!
 Syracuse, NY
The People's Picket
September 17, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Perseverance Park, S Salina St, Syracuse, NY
One year later and we’re still pissed.
One thing can be said for what the movement has achieved over the last year, we’ve changed the conversation, people are paying more attention and asking more questions.
Now that we’ve changed the conversation about how the system works, lets work to change the system.Come early to make signs and mingle, join us at 5:30 for a rally and march, stick around after to discuss how to move forward and build community.
We all want the world to be a better place, bring signs reflecting the change you want to see, bring friends, and most importantly bring your voices.
 Temecula, CA
OWS One Year Anniversary
AN INVITATION TO A BEGINNING We are on the right side of history. We are not afraid, and we will never, ever, quit.
Occupy Menifee, in solidarity, invites you, the 99%, to The Duck Pond in Temecula, Rancho California & Ynez, on Saturday the 15th of September from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Celebrate with us! We will make our presence known. "Bring your signs and enthusiasm." Our action will be occupying our corner, voter registration and spontaneous march if so inclined.
We are in So. California