jasonriffe:

On January 12, 2012, at a random time during the morning, Pacific Standard time, Shepard Fairey will be releasing a  print of his new TIME Magazine cover for person of the year. That  distinction went to “the protestor,” so Shepard is releasing the Occupy  Protestor print. All proceeds go to Occupy Wall Street.

jasonriffe:

On January 12, 2012, at a random time during the morning, Pacific Standard time, Shepard Fairey will be releasing a print of his new TIME Magazine cover for person of the year. That distinction went to “the protestor,” so Shepard is releasing the Occupy Protestor print. All proceeds go to Occupy Wall Street.

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justinjayubo:

Occupy Protester on Flickr.

justinjayubo:

Occupy Protester on Flickr.

evanhasablog:

Occupy Congress.

Occupy the GOP Debate - January 26th - Jacksonville, FL, UNF

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Join us in solidarity on the 26th of January (time to be determined) at UNF Lazarra Center for the GOP debate, to be hosted by CNN. Let your voices be heard, bring signs and banners, bring friends, and be ready to express yourself in front of a huge media presence. Invite, invite, invite!

Carpooling opportunities available here: https://www.facebook.com/OccupyJaxRideShare

Any questions, please email: info.occupyjax@gmail.com
or contact
Willie Hager @ https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1773061357

http://occupy-jax.org/

Follow us on Twitter: @OccupyJax

Occupy the Courts is happening right now!

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proactivism:

HUMAN TRAFFICKING:

President Obama Declared “January To Be National Slavery And Human Trafficking Prevention Month.”

—USA Today

DEFINITION: “Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others.”  For sex, domestic or farm labor.

—PolarisProject.org

According to the United Nations:

• Someone becomes a victim every 30 seconds. 

• Human Trafficking is the second largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world (after drug trade).

• Human Trafficking is modern slavery. Todays: 

› It is approximated that 27 million people are currently enslaved worldwide (80% are females).

› Over half of the victims are children around the age of 13 (Every 2 minuted a child is being prepared for sexual exploitation).

› 85% of them are being traded for sex exploitation (The average victim is raped up to 30 times a day).

• The U.S is one of the top nations involved in human trafficking.

• In the U.S, it is estimated that around two hundred thousand minors are forced into sex trafficking every years (the average age of entry into prostitution is 13 y/o).

 

“Trafficking networks operate both domestically and trans-nationally, and although abuses disproportionally affect women and girls, the victims of this ongoing global tragedy are men, women and children of all ages.”

—President Obama

• Today, there are more slave than there have ever been in the history of humanity.

–”A million it’s just a statistic until you meet the one”

Visit us on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr to watch “ Be Her Freedom” by The A21 Campaign. 

New York City Council Passes Resolution Opposing Corporate Personhood

occupyonline:

The New York City Council symbolically passed a resolution Wednesday opposing “corporate personhood.” Resolution 1172 formally expressed disapproval of the landmark US Supreme Court decision in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, which declared that corporations have the same first amendment rights as people.

The bill, which urges Congress to take action against corporate personhood, was sponsored by councilmembers Brad Lander, Melissa Mark-Viverito and Steve Levin, all members of the Progressive Caucus. After the vote, the Caucus released a statement, which read in part:

“As our support of this resolution demonstrates, restoring confidence in government and strengthening democratic participation is a core principle of the Progressive Caucus. We believe that corporations should not share the same rights as people, that unlimited and unreported corporate donations meant to sway the electoral process should not be considered freedom of speech, and that the government should regulate the raising and spending of money by corporations intended to influence elections. We cannot allow corporate money to manipulate our democracy.”

Occupy Wall Street’s New York General Assembly voted to support the resolution. Corporate personhood has been a target of Occupy since the movement began in September.

The non-binding resolution passed along party lines with 41 yes-votes from Democrats, five no-votes from all five Council Republicans and one abstention from Democrat Peter Vallone.

Speaking at the hearing, Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Queens) spoke against the resolution, but was nearly drowned out by the boos and hisses of Occupy Wall Street protesters in attendance, The Gotham Gazette reports. “Corporations are people,” he said. “All their money goes back to the people.”

The New York City Council joins a growing list of local governments across the US who have passed similar resolutions, including Los Angeles, Albany, Boulder and Oakland.

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occupytallahassee:

January 6th, 2012: First night of Jan. 10th weekend — countdown to the start of the Florida legislative session

Occupy Tallahassee and the first arrivals from Occupy Jacksonville! Featuring photos from the radical tea and coffee and IMPROMPTU DANCE party.

occupytallahassee:

January 6th, 2012: First day of Jan. 10th weekend — countdown to the start of the Florida legislative session

Occupy Tallahassee and the first arrivals from Occupy Jacksonville!

Way to go Brit and Doc! Represent Occupy Jax!

Memorandum Supporting Motion for Preliminary Injunction - Occupy Jacksonville Sues the City of Jacksonville

Occupy Jacksonville sues to keep signs (MSNBC)

A lawyer representing Occupy Jacksonville filed suit in federal court Tuesday, asking for a temporary injunction blocking the city from removing signs and other items from the protestor’s encampment in front of City Hall. READ MOTION: Occupy Jacksonville vs. City of Jacksonville Last Thursday, Jacksonville Deputy General Counsel Howard Maltz gave the protestors a letter threatening to confiscate signs and storage items on city property and the public right of way if they were not removed by Tuesday. “The letter threatens to violate the civil rights of all citizens of Jacksonville who choose to protest actions taken by the government and corporations,” Occupy Jacksonville spokesman George Farrar said. “At no time were we given any information about there being a problem with the signs or storage areas, and this all of a sudden came out of no where for us.” The group says they need the signs to clarify their purpose. “These signs say exactly why we’re here,” occupier Heather Long said. “If you can read, you should know why we’re here. So if we don’t have signs out, we’re going to look like a mission; we’re going to look like a bunch of people sitting on the sidewalk, playing guitar.” Occupy Jacksonville has maintained a presence in front of City Hall since Nov. 5. The group says it has complied with all directives of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office during that time. The group says they’re signs should be treated no differently that commercial or political signs that are placed the city’s right-of-way around town. City Councilman Don Redman, whose district includes downtown, said those signs are also in violation of city ordinances, and if law enforcement had enough manpower, they’d all be taken down.  He feels like Occupy Jacksonville is overstepping its rights. “Their right is to supposed to be to protest, carry your sign, make your statement. Not to take over the entrance to City Hall. Not to capitalize the sidewalk,” Redman said. Jacksonville’s general counsel’s office released a statement saying the city is very comfortable with its legal position and has not violated anyone’s First Amendment rights or confiscated anyone’s personal property. In fact, both the city and the protestors told Channel 4 that they have a good relationship.  But that could end if the city goes through with its plan to take down the group’s signs. “If they want to come and enforce fake laws on us, we are not going to comply,” Long said.  “If they take us down … we’re going to go down with a fight.” In addition to “fighting for reform and change in our city and at the state and national levels,” Occupy Jacksonville says it is specifically protesting the Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s fare increase and City Council’s plan to pay Chase Bank $1.25 million to locate 250 jobs in Jacksonville.

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City Gives Jax Occupiers Deadline, Occupiers to Fight Back (Video)

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dcdecoder:

Occupy Wall St. legislation? Meet the “Restore the American Dream for the 99% Act.”
Legislation from the heads of the Congressional Progressive Caucus - Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) - may be Capitol Hill’s response to the Occupy Wall St. movement. You can see the fact sheet below or you can download the full sheet here.

Tell Decoder what you think and we’ll break down the package a little later on.

dcdecoder:

Occupy Wall St. legislation? Meet the “Restore the American Dream for the 99% Act.”

Legislation from the heads of the Congressional Progressive Caucus - Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) - may be Capitol Hill’s response to the Occupy Wall St. movement. You can see the fact sheet below or you can download the full sheet here.

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Tell Decoder what you think and we’ll break down the package a little later on.

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