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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 01:24 AM
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More Occupy Seattle news
Saturday, October 29th
12:00 Noon
Westlake Park
(4th Avenue between Pine and Pike, downtown Seattle)
Chase Bank Robin Hood March & Teach-In
BAIL OUR OUR SCHOOLS, NOT OUR BANKS

As you may know, two days ago, Oakland (CA) police attacked Occupy Oakland with tear gas and clubs. A decorated Iraq veteran, with two tours of duty with the Marines, was badly injured, requiring brain surgery. Labor throughout the country, led by the AFL-CIO (and locally by the Washington State Labor Council and the Martin Luther King County Labor Council) are rallying to support the creative and courageous young people of the Occupy movement. There has been similar support from faith activists and other community organizations. If you can come to Westlake Park on Saturday, please wear your colors: a Union jacket or shirt or cap, a sign with your personal or organizational message, whatever you can do to demonstrate the broad community support for this campaign for economic justice.

Occupy Seattle has decided to maintain a daytime presence at Westlake Park, but to camp at night on the campus of Seattle Central Community College. There is strong support from both students and faculty. The Board of the faculty union, American Federation of Teachers-Seattle, has sent a letter to the college president expressing support, and urging that the college accommodate Occupy Seattle. It would help if you or your organization could contact SCCC President Paul Kirkpatrick to let him know that Seattle views the young activists of Occupy Seattle as a welcome and positive force: Paul Killpatrick, pkillpatrick {at} sccd.ctc.edu.

In addition, Occupy Seattle will have an "Occupy Hallowe'en" event on Sunday. They need pumpkins, carving tools and tea candles for jack o'lanterns. If you can help with donations of these supplies or of food, water and other necessities, please call Max Brown at the Labor Council, 206-441-7102.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 12:22 AM
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1. And Friday Harbor and Eastsound too
FGreat video of Occupy Friday Harbor!!! Thanks to citizen journalist Tom Munsey!

Also, Occupy Eastsound is happening today and every Saturday from 4-5 pm on the Eastsound Village Green!

http://youtu.be/raHa97o0gaI
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 06:31 AM
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2. The rest of the week until 11/19

The 1% are striking back. In the past couple of weeks we've seen an armed assault by policy on Occupy Oakland, eviction of Occupy Portland, an attempt to eliminate Occupy Wall Street and pepper-spraying of Occupy Seattle. I think this is a tribute to the persistence of the Occupy movement, but also to the degree to which the Occupy message is resonating with the American people: we ARE the 99%. And the efforts to end the "occupations" isn't demoralizing the movement. Just yesterday, the campaign to recall anti-labor Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker began - with 10,000 recall petitions downloaded the first day.

This week is a national week of action to demand JOBS, NOT CUTS. In Martin Luther King County alone, we have 45 bridges deemed "structurally deficient," and 349 more classified as "functionally obsolete." Our State's public schools need $6.1 billion in repairs. Over 800,000 people in Washington lack access to affordable healthcare. With unemployment in the building trades running close to 40%, we could create up to 30,000 construction jobs with a general obligation bond in the spring. But politicians in DC and Olympia, doing the work for the 1%, give us wars, corporate welfare and spending cuts.
Join with labor, Occupy Seattle and community allies:
Thursday, November 17th
3:30 pm
Plaza at Montlake Blvd NE & NE Pacific Street, across from Husky Stadium
March to University Bridge at 4:30

sponsored by Martin Luther King Jr. County Labor Council AFL-CIO, Working America and many others, including active support from the AFL-CIO and the Washington State Labor Council



Friday, November 18th
3:00 pm

Western Washington Performing Arts Center, Bellingham (with Occupy Bellingham)
March to Rep. Rick Larsen's office


Saturday, November 19th
12:00 n
Westlake Plaza (with Occupy Seattle)
March to Sen. Patty Murray's office
Sen. Murray is Co-Chair of the "Super Committee" - let's tell both Sen. Murray and Rep. Larsen:
* Hands off Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid - no cuts to education and social services
* We need jobs, not cuts - fund a federal public works program to create millions of jobs for the unemployed
* Make big business pay - we need major tax hikes for the 1% super-rich and coroporations
* End the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - slash Pentagon spending


The Friday and Saturday actions are part of a national Jobs Not Cuts week of actions; for more information, for more information, please see www.jobsnotcutsprotest.org . ; Local cosponsors include Occupy Seattle, Occupy Bellingham, Occupy Olympia, Seattle Education Association, American Federation of Government Employees 3937, Amalgamated Transit Union 587, Wash/Tech Communications Workers of America 37087, Whatcom Peace & Justice Center, Olympia Movement for Peace & Justice and Olympia for a Fair Budget.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 06:32 AM
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3. Fair Trade Action: Who Supports the 1%? Westlake Plaza 11/21

Monday November 21st, Noon-1:30pm
Westlake Plaza, Seattle
As you probably know already the WA Congressional Delegation voted in favor of 3 NAFTA style trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama which passed just a couple of weeks ago. The WA Congressional Delegation is gathering with WA businesses to celebrate this passage and plan for more trade agreements using the same model that continues to hurt workers and farmers and their communities. You are invited to attend this event, tell others about it and if one or two of you would like to speak briefly at the event that would be wonderful. Please let me know if you are interested and I can let you know more details!
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 07:06 AM
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4. November 19th
Saturday November 19
12 Noon
Westlake Park
401 Pine Street


At a time of record unemployment and poverty, the politicians in Washington D.C. are threatening historic cuts to the country's social safety net. By November 23, a bipartisan congressional "Super Committee" will decide the fate of trillions in funding for extremely popular federal programs that seniors, the sick, the poor, students, workers, middle-class people, women, and others depend on. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education funding, and other social services are being targeted.


That is why we labor and progressive activists across the country are organizing local protests and actions the week of November 16 - 23 calling on the Super Committee and our Congressional representatives to oppose the proposed cuts and join us to demand:

Hands off Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid! No cuts to education and social services!


We need jobs, not cuts! Fund a federal public works program to create millions of jobs for the unemployed.


Make Big Business Pay! For major tax hikes on the super-rich and corporations!


End the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan! Slash Pentagon spending!
The politicians say the government of the richest country in the world is broke. But for decades, these same politicians have bailed out banks, slashed taxes for corporations and millionaires, and wasted trillions on wars for oil profits. It was these policies that led to massive government debts. Now they want to gut our programs to pay for an economic crisis Wall Street created.

These same politicians and their Wall Street masters are now calling for "shared sacrifice," but they have already bled us dry. Wages have been held down for decades, benefits have been slashed, jobs have been sent overseas, and millions of homeowners have been ripped off. More Americans are living in poverty today than ever before. And they want us to pay for their crisis!


We cannot afford any of the proposed cuts to education and the social safety net. We need to build massive protests in the streets to make our voices heard. The protest in Seattle is in the home district of Patty Murray, national co-chair of the Super Committee. Protests are also being organized outside offices and other members of the Super Committee and Congress. By spreading these protests across the country in a coordinated national week of action we have a rare opportunity to attract media attention and have an impact on this crucial national debate. It is incumbent on the labor movement and progressive organizations to urgently organize a response to the threat of these historic attacks.

Initial endorsers include:



Organizations:
Occupy Seattle, Occupy Bellingham - WA, Amalgamated Transit Union (Local 587, Executive Board, Seattle, WA), Wash-Tech (CWA Local 3708), Whatcom Peace and Justice Center
Olympia Coalition for a Fair Budget, Occupy Madison - WI, Massachusetts Nurses Association, American Federation of Teachers (Wisconsin), Teaching Assistants' Association (Madison, WI),
Amalgamated Transit Union (Local 1005, Mpls/St.Paul/Rochester, MN),
Wisconsin Wave,Wisconsin Resists
US-Uncut Madison
Veterans For Peace
UAW (Local 879)
Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 07:06 AM
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5. November 19th
Saturday November 19
12 Noon
Westlake Park
401 Pine Street


At a time of record unemployment and poverty, the politicians in Washington D.C. are threatening historic cuts to the country's social safety net. By November 23, a bipartisan congressional "Super Committee" will decide the fate of trillions in funding for extremely popular federal programs that seniors, the sick, the poor, students, workers, middle-class people, women, and others depend on. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education funding, and other social services are being targeted.


That is why we labor and progressive activists across the country are organizing local protests and actions the week of November 16 - 23 calling on the Super Committee and our Congressional representatives to oppose the proposed cuts and join us to demand:

Hands off Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid! No cuts to education and social services!


We need jobs, not cuts! Fund a federal public works program to create millions of jobs for the unemployed.


Make Big Business Pay! For major tax hikes on the super-rich and corporations!


End the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan! Slash Pentagon spending!
The politicians say the government of the richest country in the world is broke. But for decades, these same politicians have bailed out banks, slashed taxes for corporations and millionaires, and wasted trillions on wars for oil profits. It was these policies that led to massive government debts. Now they want to gut our programs to pay for an economic crisis Wall Street created.

These same politicians and their Wall Street masters are now calling for "shared sacrifice," but they have already bled us dry. Wages have been held down for decades, benefits have been slashed, jobs have been sent overseas, and millions of homeowners have been ripped off. More Americans are living in poverty today than ever before. And they want us to pay for their crisis!


We cannot afford any of the proposed cuts to education and the social safety net. We need to build massive protests in the streets to make our voices heard. The protest in Seattle is in the home district of Patty Murray, national co-chair of the Super Committee. Protests are also being organized outside offices and other members of the Super Committee and Congress. By spreading these protests across the country in a coordinated national week of action we have a rare opportunity to attract media attention and have an impact on this crucial national debate. It is incumbent on the labor movement and progressive organizations to urgently organize a response to the threat of these historic attacks.

Initial endorsers include:



Organizations:
Occupy Seattle, Occupy Bellingham - WA, Amalgamated Transit Union (Local 587, Executive Board, Seattle, WA), Wash-Tech (CWA Local 3708), Whatcom Peace and Justice Center
Olympia Coalition for a Fair Budget, Occupy Madison - WI, Massachusetts Nurses Association, American Federation of Teachers (Wisconsin), Teaching Assistants' Association (Madison, WI),
Amalgamated Transit Union (Local 1005, Mpls/St.Paul/Rochester, MN),
Wisconsin Wave,Wisconsin Resists
US-Uncut Madison
Veterans For Peace
UAW (Local 879)
Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 07:52 AM
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6. Looks like Dorli Rainey is going to be OK
She looked fine at the Social Security forum at UW this evening.

Message body forwarded from another list from Dorli Rainey
Hi, I just want everyone to know that I only went up to the hospital
to have my lung checked because I did not seems to snap out of the
pepper spray symptom. I developed a cough I could not check. I got x
rayed, medicated and got an inhaler. I already feel better. Nina Labow
and Mike were the lucky people who drove me to the emergency and sat
with me through the whole ordeal. I did go and did a comedy routine at
Jim Pages concert tonight. Matter of fact I opened for him!!!!
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 12:06 AM
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7. Community discussion on free speech 12/2 in Seattle
Hi All,

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, December 2 at 7 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church, 6512 23rd Avenue NW we are having
a community discussion event titled Free Speech and Public Policy: The Occupy Movement and the Police Response.


Jerry D. Riley
lilnjer (at) earthlink.net

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 12:28 AM
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8. Seattle solidarity rally for those who can't make it to Olympia 11/28
What: Jobs Not Cuts Rally and Candlelight Vigil
When: Monday, November 28th, 6:00 - 7:00pm
Where: Seattle Central Community College

Can't make it down to Olympia for the first day of session on the 28th? Not to worry - we have a solidarity event for you in Seattle!

Join the Martin Luther King County Labor Council and a host of labor and community allies in a show of solidarity with special session protests going on in Olympia!

Hear from the Executive Director of the Economic Opportunity Institute about the ongoing revenue debate, and perspectives from a variety of workers about how budget deficits have affected their daily lives.

Also, there will be opportunities provided by rally organizers to sign up to attend a fight back rally on December 3rd in Olympia!
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 06:48 PM
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9. Best Washington state news I've heard in a long time. Kudos to the Labor Council.
:loveya:
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