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Weekly Round-up

Saigon Grill

When Occupy took public spaces across the nation a year ago, two cross-occupation groups formed and have since continued to grow and collaborate together. The InterOccupy and Occupy.net teams have now teamed up to bring you an online organizing platform specifically tailored for activists that includes a system of news distribution for and by Occupy. The platform is called The Occupy Network, and it is made up of two primary websites: Occupy.net and InterOccupy.net.

Occupy.net is a great place to find news that is relevant to Occupy on a large scale. It selectively aggregates articles and valuable information from a variety of sources pertinent to the broader movement. The main purpose of Occupy.net is to provide free/libre/open (FLO) tools for activists to use across the network, matching the Occupy values and philosophy.

At InterOccupy.net you can interact and/or coordinate with others activists from around Occupy. It features innovative tool “Hubs” which harness the Occupy.net tools into a single place for organizing around specific actions and projects with ease and precision. With a movement-wide Calendar and Newswire, it is the place to stay up to date with the nitty-gritty details of what is going on in Occupy. You can also subscribe to the InterOccupy weekly newsletter, which brings you a complete list of weekly conference calls and news from Occupy with a national and international focus.

We expect great things to come from this collaborative effort.  What you see now is just the beginning of our journey, as further plans for the Occupy Network continue to develop. We hope you’ll join us on this trip!

Occupy These Actions and Events

Wednesday, October 3

  • 6pm
    • Popular Assembly
      • Liberty Plaza
      • The intention of this assembly is to provide the People with a non-oppressive, non-hierarchical and non-confrontational space to discuss issues and projects relevant to envisioning a better world. This will be a safe space to practice public dissent.
  • 6:30pm
    • Occupy Think Tank on Occupy Wall St. Radio
      • Streaming on wbai.org or FM 99.5 in NYC
      • This week we will work with a recent census report about disparities of income and how it pertains to NYC. NYC, with a median income below the national average, has a cost of living that is double that of the United States average as a whole, and by far the highest in the country. What does this mean about the world's "financial capital"? About a city run by billionaires, composed of immigrants of every nationality, and with poverty and hardship in numbers found no where else in the country?
  • 6:30pm - 10pm
    • Party to Save the West Village
      • LGBT CENTER, 208 West 13th Street
      • An extravaganza to benefit the Sane Energy Project Legal Fund and Occupy the Pipeline. It’s going to be a blast (the kind we like)! $15 advance sales or $20 at the door. Invite all your friends, gay or straight. All persuasions welcome.
  • 10:00pm - 3:00am
    • Benefit to Stop the Spectra Pipeline
      • One Last Shag, 348 Franklin Avenue
      • A dance party with live music featuring awesome queer artists and performers, all coming together to stop the SPECTRA pipeline from being built in New York’s West Village. Featuring Gay Panic, Dan Fishback, NO/HO/MO, DJ Drumplestiltsken and more! Suggested $10. All of this money goes to a really good cause. If you can’t make that happen, no worries! And if you can throw us more, that’s extra awesome!
  • 7pm
    • Debt Discussion Series: Debt & Growth
      • Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
      • Our present money system can only function in a growing economy. Money is created as interest-bearing debt: it only comes into being when someone promises to pay back even more of it. But growth, especially when finance-driven, is ecologically destructive. How do we reconcile this contradiction?

Wednesday, October 3rd - Thursday, October 4th

  • American Autumn Theartical Release Benefitting Occupy & Allies
    • Quad Cinema at 34 W. 13th Street
    • The American Autumn ‘OccuDoc’ is having an official theatrical release, with 35 shows over 7 days. 50% of all box office receipts will be donated to Occupy and Occupy allied groups - including Tidal, Strike Debt, InterOccupy, Move To Amend Coalition, Bradley Manning Support Network, Action Resource Fund, Stop these Wars / Vets Peace Team, Occupy The Debates, The Other 98%, WBAI, Free Speech TV, etc.

Thursday, October 4th, 7pm

  • Free Soni Sori and Lingaram Kodopi
    • Union Square
    • The Global Justice Working Group invites you to a solidarity event with indigenous activists imprisoned and tortured in India.

Every Friday, 3pm

  • International #globalNOISE Planning Call
    • #globalNOISE was first proposed by spanish #15M activists, and is now supported by several people and groups across the globe. Its main goal is to create a feeling of solidarity between all the global movements. The plan is to achieve this by doing the same thing on the same day all over the world - making a lot of noise. Join the call and help provide feedback on the proposal.

Friday, October 5

  • 6:30pm
    • 99 Pickets at the Saigon Grill
      • 620 Amsterdam Ave.
      • For years the owners of Saigon Grill have failed to pay minimum wage and overtime to many of their delivery workers, and a boycott of the restaurant has begun in response. There is picketing at Saigon Grill Wednesday - Sunday, 12:30-2pm and 6:30-8:30pm. Supporters are particularly urged to come to the picket line on Friday evenings, but participation at any time is appreciated.
  • 7:30pm
    • Action Spokes for October 13th
      • Location TBA
      • Strike Debt is calling two Action Spokes-councils to be in coordination with as many groups participating in the Call for the Global Day of Action against Debt as part of the globalNoise Day of Action. The spokes will happen Friday October 5th and 12th. Strike Debt will provide the space and facilitation, you bring your action ideas or plans for sharing and coordination.

Saturday, October 6

  • 12pm - 3pm
    • #OWS Kids Day of Play
      • Washington Square Park
      • We will celebrate the creativity of #ows kids and families during our Day of Play. Some activities in the works: Arts & Crafts, Bingo, Bring your own Cardboard Arcade game (check out the video for inspiratiration), Cardboard Skeeball, Facepainting, Chalk art, Hand puppet & Sock Puppet Creation Station, Parade of the Sock Puppets and Storytelling. Come out & PLAY!
  • 1pm
    • Frack Mob!  All Pipelines Lead to Wall Street
      • Brecht Forum courtyard @ 451 West St. around back
      • Green Painted Body mob masses against Spectra to give them a show they'll never forget!  Be bold, be brave.  All bodies rise against pipelines.

Sunday, October 7th, 2pm

  • Strike Debt Assembly
    • Location TBA
    • Weekly Education and Debt assemblies are hosted by Free University, Occupy Student Debt Campaign, and Occupy Theory. Come to this meeting if you’d like to help build the strategies, tactics, and messages that will grow this movement.

Tuesday, October 9th, 6:30pm

  • The Art of Debt Series
    • 56 Bogart St, Brooklyn
    • Occupy University invites you to a conversation with artist Cassie Thornton about the value and values of an education in art. In art school we make art and debt, but the debt is invisible and private. What are we really contributing to when we get and MFA? What happens when we look at art as the by-product of debt?

Saturday, October 13

  • All Day
    • Global Noise
      • Activists involved in the Indignato, Occupy, #yosoy132, etc. movements have begun a campaign to create GlobalNoise, a worldwide cacerolazo, or casserole march, on Saturday, October 13th, 2012. The hope is that local Occupations and Collectives will take up the call to march, using the method of a casserole march to highlight whatever issues are the most important to their community. Stay tuned for details! You can learn more about Global Noise at their InterOccupy Hub.
  • 3pm
    • Presidential Debate Pre-Game Party
      • Occupy Storefront, Lake Ronkonkoma Long Island
      • We are having an Art Party and Pot Luck to gear up for the Debate. This is a time for us to make banners signs etc. for the demo. Bring art supplies and a Pot Luck dish to share. We will also be accepting can goods for a food drive Occupy Storefront is hosting. Along with all that please bring any winter clothes for the Trinity Occupiers. Its getting cold and they need our support.

Tuesday, October 16, 4pm

  • Occupy The Presidential Debate
    • 100 Hofstra University
    • Occupy the presidential debate on Long Island. Occupy The East End is collaborating with other Long Island Occupys, Money Out of Politics OWS Affinity Group, organizations and activists as well as partnering with OWS, the Five Boroughs and National Occupys. Our message: democracy should not be for sale to the highest bidder.

Thursday, October 18

  • Global Day of Action to Reclaim Education
    • Everywhere
    • As part of the Global Day of Action student groups as well as various networks and communities are encouraged to hold general assemblies, which allow direct democracy, to discuss the issues related to education that affect them locally. General Assemblies would be an occasion to make decisions on the participation in the Global Education Strike (GES) in the perspective of One World, One Struggle.

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