Movement for Justice in El Barrio at Occupy Wall St. (on occupied
indigenous land)

This Sunday, October 9th at 6 p.m., members of Movement for Justice in
El Barrio, an organization that is part of the Zapatista initiated The
Other Campaign have been invited and will participate in Occupy Wall
St. (on occupied indigenous land)

They will share a message written by the humble immigrant community of
East Harlem on their seven-year struggle for dignity and against
neoliberal displacement. In this message, they will speak on their
vision of the world, their analysis of the problems that besiege it,
and how they seek to change it. They will offer their grain of sand
and make echo the voice of all the dignified people who are struggling
to build a new world from below and to the left.

“For Movement for Justice in El Barrio, the struggle for justice means
fighting for the liberation of women, immigrants, lesbians, people of
color, gays and the transgender community. We all share a common enemy
and its called neoliberalism. Neoliberalism wishes to divide us and
keep us from combining our forces. We will defeat this by continuing
to unite our entire community until we achieve true liberation for
all.” -Words of Movement for Justice in El Barrio

Sunday, October 9 at 6 pm
Location: Southeast Corner of Zuccotti Park
(Underneath big red sculpture)

Broadway & Cedar St. nr. Liberty St., at SE corner of Liberty Plaza/
Zucotti Park; TRANSIT: #4, 5 to Wall St. (north exits) or to Fulton; R
(not N) to Rector St. (at Trinity Pl.) or to Cortlandt St. (at Church
St.: both platforms now open); A, C to Broadway-Nassau (at Fulton); J
to Fulton (at Nassau); #1 to Rector (at Greenwich); Broadway bus;
Varick St. bus; Water St.

Photos from Liberty Plaza

Hey guys, feel free to check out my photos of the happenings from the Liberty Plaza and around on my tumblr blog: NYC in protest … Feel free to like and reblog;)))

Haitian Solidarity March - Friday, October 7th



Cross the Brooklyn Bridge ● Show Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street Movement

Friday, OCTOBER 7, 2011

  • 4 p.m. - Rally @ Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn
  • 5 p.m. - March across the Brooklyn Bridge
  • 6 p.m. - Rally with demonstrators at Liberty Plaza, Manhattan

To SHOW SOLIDARITY with the protestors of the OCCUPY WALL STREET movement, the HAITIAN COMMUNITY will march across the Brooklyn Bridge to Liberty Plaza.

The same BANKERS and CAPITALISTS who are driving North American working people into poverty, debt and homelessness have IMPOVERISHED HAITI for decades.

In APRIL 1990, OCTOBER 1991, AUGUST 1997 and MARCH 2000, Haitians have made a TRADITION of marching across the Brooklyn Bridge to protest racism, coup d’états, and police brutality. In 2011, the tradition will continue as the Haitian community shows its solidarity with the thousands rising up against capitalist greed and crisis.
END the UN military occupation of Haiti! NO to reestablishing the coup-making Haitian Army! NO to Bill Clinton’s Interim Haiti Recovery Commission ! Let the people OCCUPY WALL STREET !

For more information: 718-362-0763, 917-251-6057, or 718-421-0162

Initiated by: Fanmi Lavalas (NY), International Support Haiti Network (ISHN) & Konbit Ayisyen pou Kore Lakay (KAKOLA)

(via grey-sweatshirt)

The 99% Occupy Wall St. Union Solidarity march today drew between 20,000 and 50,000 people by current estimates. The overall mood was lively and talkative. Protests of this sort are usually clique affairs to most folks, they come they hang out with their friends, they march and then they leave. Foley square was different. People gathered in groups, sometimes 15 or 20 people, to listen to a CUNY student explain how his public college was becoming so expensive that the public was struggling to make tuition. His audience ranged from women with college aged grandchildren to children in strollers, one with a sign reading, “How much will it cost me to send my kids to school?” Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir preached and sang a fierce service extolling the virtues of the 45 words that gave us 5 of our most important freedoms, the first article of the U.S. Constitution. 

The crowd was diverse yet unified, happy yet angry, and most of all motivated to make change happen sooner rather than later. People still suggest that this movement is losing steam, but the testament of today’s pledges of solidarity between Unions, Occupiers and the 99% shows that this flame is only growing brighter by the day.


Solidarity March. 6:05PM - 6:08PM

We participated in the “Solidarity March” on October 5, 2011. Instead of asking the protesters why they were there, we asked them to give us three words, any words, from the top of their heads. We hoped to capture each moment as it was, and not the protest as a whole, in order to paint a more detailed picture. This is what we have so far, we’re still working on putting it all together. Visit us on Facebook, YouTube, and Tumblr for more videos!

The March Is On The Move! The People Are Beautiful!

Foley Square is electric, can you feel it? There is a wind blowing here. The sun in shining here. People are angry and smiling and beating drums and making speaches. There is a pavilion where the Union leaders are speaking, but more importantly there are human megaphones dotted throughout the park expressing their desires, their own methods for radical change in America. We are all here for different reasons, but we know we are all facing the same direction, and we are all marching together. This is only the beginning. Ocuupy Wall Street is part of it, the Unions are part of it, their members are part of it. Go outside and shout from where ever you are, SHOUT THAT YOU ARE FREE! SHOUT BECAUSE YOU’RE! SHOUT BECAUSE YOU ARE THE 99%! THE 1 % ARE LOSING THEIR GRIP.

Heading To New York. Need Help/Advice.

I have been following the Occupy Wall Street protests for a while. And for the past couple of days, I have been seriously thinking of heading to New York to participate. The visit is likely to be in mid-to-late October or early November.

While I plan to spend my days at Liberty Plaza Park, it is not possible for me to camp out there at night due to a chronic back condition. So I’m looking for a reasonably-priced place to stay for a week.

1. The place should be clean, have an attached bathroom, and in a safe neighbourhood.

2. It should be close to a subway station and not more than a 45-60 minute ride from Liberty Plaza Park.

3. It should be independent accommodation, not a guest room in someone’s house as I will probably be coming and going at odd hours. I wouldn’t mind guest accommodation if it’s with someone who is active in the protest himself/herself. 

4. It should have a wireless internet connection.

5. I am obviously looking for something that is reasonably-priced but am not on a shoestring budget.

6. If someone else is looking for something similar, I would be happy to share and split the costs.

 Please let me know if you know of such a place or where I can find one online. I am already looking on www.airbnb.com and www.tripadvisor.com. Please leave your responses in comments or email me at bonnarookie at gmail dot com. Thanks in advance.

To get the most bang for your buck, check out www.hostelbookers.com  or www.hostelworld.com

As far as someone being on the same boat as you, I highly recommend that if they’re reading this, they contact you via your tumblr. 

Finding a cheap location in NYC won’t be hard, but the commute will be the 40mins+, but that’s not too bad. I hope you can make it down to the city! We hope to see you soon.

The flier for tomorrow, hope to see you all tomorrow; and if you’re not in NYC area, keep demanding information!

The flier for tomorrow, hope to see you all tomorrow; and if you’re not in NYC area, keep demanding information!

from a bathroom at CUNY Law