Your Inbox: Occupied – OWS Updates for the Week of June 13

kristy Global Citizen

Last week was a somber one, as the 99% in Wisconsin failed in a people-powered effort to recall a governor who has shamelessly declared class war on working families.

There is certainly cause to question whether the occupation-inspired popular uprising was sold out by electoral politics. But first let us take heed of the tangible damage being done to the day to day lives of so many Wisconsinites, if only considering that the billionaire-backed subversion of democracy taking place is being explicitly cited as a model that will soon be followed across the country.

Likewise, sending any form of solidarity to our Cheesehead-clad brethren would undoubtedly be appreciated, even through an action as simple as tweeting to #SolidarityWI.

And let us recognize that the fight is absolutely not over in Wisconsin, whose state motto — Forward — couldn?t ring any truer.

Occupy These Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 13th, 8:00pm
NYC Casseroles Night #3
Washington Square Park
This is the third weekly Casseroles event from the NYC Infinite Strike Marches in solidarity with the student strike in Quebec. We hope to build momentum for an American student strike in the Fall. Bring your casseroles (pots and pans)!

Thursday, June 14th, 7pm
FtheBanks: Hit Obama Where it Hurts
Washington Square Park
Since there is NO substantial investigation into the massive, criminal bank fraud of 2008 and before, there will be NO high society fundraisers for Obama’s campaign without us making a fuss with Pots & Pans and loudly educating his donors about his failure to seek bank justice.

Friday, June 15, 6:30pm
OWS Summer Reboot Part 2
33 W. 14th St.
At our first meeting we asked what work people were already doing, and about needs around this work. Now, we will ask what support systems meet these needs.

Saturday, June 16th, 10:30am
Stand Up Fight Back Workplace Organizing Training
The New School, 25 E 13th Street, Room E206
Join Occupy Your Workplace and the Industrial Workers of the World for a two-day comprehensive radical organizing training. This event is open to all including occupiers, civilians, students, and the unemployed.

Saturday June 16, 12pm
Summer Disobedience School
Columbus Circle: June 16, 23 and 30
Summer Disobedience School is in full swing! Come for the non violent civil disobedience trainings and actions around midtown; stay to discuss poetry and political feeling, the student debt crisis, how to occupy your workplace and more.

Read more about our curriculum, download a workbook, and join the fun all summer long!

Saturday, June 16th, 12:00pm
Occupy Town Square V: Staten Island
Tompkinsville Square
Occupy Staten Island is organizing its first pop-up Community Day Event in collaboration with Occupy Town Square. With info tables, teach-ins, trainings, and political discussions, we seek to recreate the spirit of occupation and reclaim our public commons in the fullest possible sense. Want to run an activity or set up a table? Sign up here.

Saturday, June 16th, 12:00pm
Occupy Long Island GA and Unity Day
Occupy Storefront at 59 Railroad Ave Ronkonkoma NY 11779
We are thrilled to present a non violent resistance training community teach-in, starting at noon, followed by an Occupy LI General Assembly meeting at 3 pm. All are welcome.

Saturday, June 16th, 6:00pm
Community Meeting to discuss the General Assembly
Zuccotti Park
Join us for a discussion intended to analyze the strengths and failings of the current assembly models, how to alter them to fit Occupy Wall Street, its needs and its intentions more fully, and whether the community wishes to restore group assemblies and if so, how often.

Sunday, June 17th, 12:00pm
Education and Debt Assembly
Washington Square Park
This is the third assembly on debt and education hosted by Free University, Occupy Student Debt Campaign, and Occupy Theory to discuss how a debt strike might become a connective point for a broad-based political movement. Come explore concrete steps in moving forward with us.

Sunday, June 17th, 3:00pm
End Stop and Frisk: Silent March Against Racial Profiling
110th St. west of Fifth Ave.
Join 1199 SEIU, the NAACP, National Action Network, and 240 civil rights, faith, labor and community groups in a silent march against NYC’s “Stop and Frisk” policy! The OWS contingent will assemble at 2:30 on W. 110th St. between Central Park West & 8th Ave. On Father’s Day, let’s stand together to show that New Yorkers refuse to let our children be victimized by racial profiling. For more information, visit

Monday, June 18th, 6:30pm
2nd Feminist General Assembly
Washington Square Park
Women Occupying Wall Street (WOW) invites people and organizations of all gender identities to the second Feminist General Assembly. Over 300 attended the highly successful first Feminist GA, which create a public space for collaborating to address patriarchy, violence, and hierarchical structures that harm everyone.

Thursday, June 21st, 6:00pm
Occupy Catholics General Assembly on Freedoms
The US Catholic bishops have called a “Fortnight for Freedom” for the two weeks between June 21 and July 4. Occupy Catholics NYC has decided to answer that call by hosting an open-air General Assembly on Freedoms, on the steps of our cathedral, with the purpose of fostering an open community dialogue about what freedom means for us and for our faith. Join us at our planning meeting a week before to help make it happen.

Saturday, June 24th, 11:00am
OccuPride 2012 NYC
NYC Pride – Exact location/time TBA
Join Occupy Wall Street as we take the streets with the LGBT Community of NYC in the Annual Pride Parade. “Share the Love” is the Pride theme, and this is a solidarity march, so all LGBTQ related messages are welcomed.

This Week?s Featured Occu-Project

Stop & Frisk Watch app
This new app is an easy way to hold the NYPD accountable for its actions by allowing bystanders to fully document stop-and-frisk encounters and alert community members when a street stop is in progress.

The Stop & Frisk Watch app was developed by the NYCLU with the team behind the Occupy Wall Street app ?I?m Getting Arrested?. It is available in English and Spanish on Android phones, with an iPhone version coming later this summer.

Watch this intro video to learn more about how it works, and help stop stop and frisk by taking advantage of this powerful new tool!

Connect. Collaborate. Contribute.

Every Wednesday, 4pm
The People?s Gong
This Wednesday, and every Wednesday thereafter, we call on all people to join Occupy Wall Street in ringing the People’s Gong on Wall Street. We invite all working groups to re-connect and re-occupy Liberty Park with us.

4pm: Meet at Federal Hall, mic check, and ring the gong.
5:30pm: Return to Liberty Plaza to debrief and work on projects across OWS. This week?s Direct Action meeting will focus on planning for Black Monday (September 17 2012).
7:30pm: Report-back circle.

Daily #OccupyUnionSq Info Table, 9am – 9pm
Every day Occupy Union Square has an info table open and staffed, acting as a hub to promote the constant flurry of events and meetings occurring in the park and across OWS. Click here to find out how you can help out with immediate needs of the Union Square occupiers to keep it running and growing.

Help Keep the Newsletters coming…
The OWS Newsletter team is currently in need of new people who can help research and collect event details according to the process established as documented on our wiki. Any OWS activist can join the Newsletter team by participating in our meetings and carrying out production tasks. Please email us at newsletter (at) occupywallstreet (dot) net to plug in.