We have been hoping to hold a webinar to analyze how Occupy can aid in struggles for racial justice and equality and how they can improve themselves to create a truly inclusive movement that is representative of the needs and concerns of communities of color. We know occupiers in places like Detroit have a lot of ideas and lessons they can share to the benefit of the movement, so we’re pleased to invite you to join our free online talk on Racism and the Occupy Movement with Lee Gaddies of Occupy Detroit and author and journalist Joanne Griffith this evening at 8pm eastern.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Wednesday March 21, 2012 2:55 pm|
|By: dakine01 Sunday March 11, 2012 7:00 pm|
Wow! It has been nearly three weeks since the last Occupy the Blog! diary. While we have reached the doldrums of the winter, the Occupations around the country are still performing their activities, big and small, and making an impact on the world.
Please DONATE to the Occupy Supply fund if you can. It is donations from people like you that allows Occupy Supply to help the Occupations survive the cold.
|By: Occupy Buffalo Sunday March 4, 2012 1:15 pm|
2/29/12- Occupy Buffalo assembled in Niagara Square to participate in F29 in solidarity with 80 other cities nationwide. F29 targeted corporations that are members of ALEC, that is the American Legislative Exchange (
for Cash) Council. Here in Buffalo, NY we protested ALEC member Bank of America.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday February 24, 2012 2:15 pm|
We all grow frustrated that there’s no accountability for the oligarch class that continues to pillage the world economy with impunity. That makes it all the more critical that we support these visionary individuals who are rising up out of blighted communities, refusing to be snared by the partisan traps that crippled previous generations of activists. They are uncompromising in their commitment to creating models of a world they want to live in. They are our hope for the future.
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|By: Occupy Buffalo Monday February 20, 2012 9:45 am|
Statement from the Network of Religious Communities with regard to the forcible removal of the Occupy Buffalo site from Niagara Square.
|By: Occupy Buffalo Saturday February 18, 2012 8:22 am|
On 2/13 we made the local news for multiple mic checks which demanded an immediate moratorium on all tax abatement deals until the ECIDA holds a town hall meeting to create a process for evaluating which companies qualify for tax incentives.
|By: Jane Hamsher Saturday February 11, 2012 10:48 am|
Our next Occupy Supply online meet-up is Sunday, February 12th, at 2:00 PM Eastern. Register now.
In an effort to share strategies and best-practices among Occupy groups, Sunday’s Occupy Supply town hall webinar discussion will be: “My Occupation Was Raided: Now What Do I Do?”
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday February 3, 2012 9:33 am|
Call Buffalo Public Works Commissioner Steven J. Stepniak, Mayor Byron Brown and the Buffalo City Council to demand that they immediately return the property of the Occupy Buffalo protesters before their offices close for the weekend. Their high-handed thuggery on behalf of the NFTA, Governor Cuomo and fat-cat developers is endangering people’s lives.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday February 2, 2012 11:46 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday February 2, 2012 6:45 am|
The city had police move on Occupy Buffalo early in the morning after it decided not to renew the occupation’s permit for Niagara Square. At least ten were arrested and tents and personal property were bulldozed. Occupiers had been offered an agreement, which they turned down. After midnight, they were in Niagara Square without a permit but the city could have continued to negotiate with Occupy Buffalo and chose to carry out an eviction instead.