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#OWS Keeps Zuccotti Park, For Now
PROTEST SURVIVAL GUIDE CS Gas (Tear Gas) #occupy

ANARCHIST MASS PROTEST SURVIVAL GUIDE

CS Gas (Tear Gas)

CHEMICAL WEAPONRY.
PREPARATIONS BEFORE AN ACTION

- If you are sprayed with tear gas, you will probably will not be able to read these instructions, let alone find them—-so study this before you need it.

ANTIDOTE RECIPES

Neutralizer #1 - Spray mister head or squirt head bottle of water with 1-2 T Baking Soda.

Neutralizer #2- Spray mister head or squirt head bottle of water with 2 parts water, 1 part liquid malox.

Neutralizer #1 is recommended by the military books themselves, A1 6 medical collective, Seattle MASH, and the Black Cross Medical Collecfive Training.

***If you are asthmatic tell the people around you before the action starts, so that if when sprayed you have a bad reaction they’ll be able to act appropriately by giving you your medication or getting a doctor. {Asthmatics should bring their bronchodilators.}

WHAT TO DO WHEN SPRAYED

- If you are in the line of spray move backwards out of range rather than sideways where the spray may still be able to reach you. If you are in a building move outside. Your eyesight may become blurred and it is easy to lose awareness of what is going on. Do not run blindly into the arms of the police, or worse still, into traffic. Act calmly and stay aware of your surroundings whilst moving to a safe area.

- If possible stand upwind of where the spraying happened and expose the affected part of your body to the wind. This will help disperse the gas quickly. Take deep breaths of fresh air.

- Flush the affected skin with the solution mentioned earlier or just water. Do not touch it as you will spread the chemical around and rub it into your pores. It may be possible that you can rejoin the action right away, as small amounts should only affect you for a few minutes.

- Ordinarily the eye effects are self limiting and require no treatment. Do not rub your eyes. Remove contact lenses if present. If necessary, flush eyes with solution, water or normal saline solution for 20 to 30 minutes. Patients suffering from temporary blindness should be reassured; permanent blindness from exposure to vapor has never been observed even at very high concentrations.

EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION: Keep Bloomberg and Kelly From Evicting #OWS #occupy #occupywallstreet

EMERGENCY #OWS EVICTION DEFENSE:
Prevent the forcible closure of Occupy Wall Street

Tell Bloomberg: Don’t Foreclose the Occupation.

NEED MASS TURN-OUT, SHOW UP NO LATER THAN 6 A.M.

This is an emergency situation. Please take a minute to read this, and please take action and spread the word far and wide.

Occupy Wall Street is gaining momentum, with occupation actions now happening in cities across the world.

But last night Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD notified Occupy Wall Street participants about plans to “clean the park”—the site of the Wall Street protests—tomorrow starting at 7am. “Cleaning” was used as a pretext to shut down “Bloombergville” a few months back, and to shut down peaceful occupations elsewhere.

Bloomberg says that the park will be open for public usage following the cleaning, but with a notable caveat: Occupy Wall Street participants must follow the “rules”.

NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has said that they will move in to clear us and we will not be allowed to take sleeping bags, tarps, personal items or gear back into the park.

This is it—this is their attempt to shut down #OWS for good.

PLEASE TAKE ACTION

1) Call 311 (or +1 (212) NEW-YORK if you’re out of town) and tell Bloomberg to support our right to assemble and to not interfere with #OWS.

2) Come to #OWS TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT to defend the occupation from eviction.

For those of you who plan to help us hold our ground—which we hope will be all of you—make sure you understand the possible consequences. Be prepared to not get much sleep. Be prepared for possible arrest. Make sure your items are together and ready to go (or already out of the park.) We are pursuing all possible strategies; this is a message of solidarity.

Click here to learn nonviolent tactics for holding ground.


Occupy Wall Street is committed to keeping the park clean and safe—we even have a Sanitation Working Group whose purpose this is. We are organizing major cleaning operations today and will do so regularly.

If Bloomberg truly cares about sanitation here he should support the installation of portopans and dumpsters. #OWS allies have been working to secure these things to support our efforts.

We know where the real dirt is: on Wall Street. Billionaire Bloomberg is beholden to bankers.

We won’t allow Bloomberg and the NYPD to foreclose our occupation. This is an occupation, not a permitted picnic.

Avaaz - Emergency call-in to stop eviction of Occupy Wall St #OWS #occupy #NYC
Posted: 13 October 2011
Urgent — tomorrow at 7 am, the New York City police plan to evict the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

The only way to stop the eviction is a roaring outcry to New York’s billionaire mayor, Mike Bloomberg, and to the owners of the protest park. We must show them that their global reputations are on the line.

Let’s flood their offices with phone calls! Avaaz will tell the media about the numbers of calls made, multiplying their impact on the public image of Bloomberg and Richard B. Clark — the CEO of the company that owns the park. If enough of us call now, we could turn the tide and stop the eviction—but only hours are left!

Who to call:

  • New York mayor Michael Bloomberg: +1-212-772-1081 ext 12006 
  • Brookfield CEO Richard Clark: +1-212-417-7063
  • Brookfield US headquarters: +1-212-417-7000
  • Brookfield Canada headquarters: +1-416-369-2300
  • Brookfield Australia headquarters: +61-2-9322-2000 
After calling, post a message about what happened — to help Avaaz count the number of calls made, and demonstrate the wave of worldwide support for the protesters.

Suggestions for your call:

  • Say that you have a message for Brookfield CEO Richard Clark or NYC Mayor Bloomberg (depending on who you are calling)
  • Stop the eviction of Zuccotti Park
  • We have a constitutional right to protest.
  • This is one of the biggest shows of public outrage in decades and these people represent hundreds of thousands across the world who stand with the protesters and the movement for real democracy.
  • The protesters are cleaning up the park, keeping it clean and safe
Call now and help spread the word!
Occupy Wall Street: Coming to a mansion near you - Oct. 10, 2011
Protesters affiliated with Occupy Wall Street moved uptown on Tuesday to demonstrate outside of some of New York's richest residents' homes.

Protesters affiliated with Occupy Wall Street moved uptown on Tuesday to demonstrate outside of some of New York’s richest residents’ homes.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Occupy Wall Street is on the move … uptown.

Why uptown? Because that’s where the rich folks live!

Community groups and progressive organizations that have been working with the broader Occupy Wall Street movement marched on Tuesday to the homes of JP Morgan Chase (JPM, Fortune 500) CEO Jamie Dimon, billionaire David Koch, hedge fund honcho John Paulson, Howard Milstein, and News Corp (NWSA, Fortune 500) CEO Rupert Murdoch.

The millionaires and billionaires were targeted for what event organizers called a “willingness to hoard wealth at the expense of the 99%.”

Making their way up 5th Ave., the protesters — relatively modest in number — chanted “we are the 99%” and “banks got bailed out, we got sold out.”

Until Tuesday, protesters had not strayed too far from downtown, where a home base of sorts has been established at Zuccotti Park.

The march was organized by UnitedNY, the Strong Economy for All Coalition, the Working Families Party and New York Communities for Change.

iReport: Occupy Wall Street protests

Protesters converged on 59th street near Central Park, where they started their tour just after noon.

Doug Forand, a spokesman for the groups, said that the protesters did not have a permit for the march, but were not planning on obstructing traffic and would stick to the sidewalks.

Organizers declined to estimate how many protesters would attend. A Facebook event page dedicated to the march had a modest number of confirmed attendees. Just over 300 people said they would attend as of 11 a.m. Tuesday.

On Monday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — also a billionaire — said that Occupy Wall Street protesters could stay in Zuccotti Park indefinitely, so long as they obeyed the rules.

"The bottom line is people want to express themselves, and as long as they obey the laws, we’ll allow them to," Bloomberg said. To top of page

First Published: October 10, 2011: 6:33 PM ET
Quote from Slavoj Žižek’s speech at #OccupyWallStreet yesterday. #occupy
We were called losers—but are the true losers not there on the Wall Street, and were they not bailed out by hundreds of billions of your money? You are called socialists—but in the US, there already is socialism for the rich. They will tell you that you don’t respect private property—but the Wall Street speculations that led to the crash of 2008 erased more hard-earned private property than if we were to be destroying it here night and day—just think of thousands of homes foreclosed…
Help needed for identifying a NYPD officer involved in possible false arrest. #OWS #occupy

Help is needed for verifying the identity of NYPD D.I. Cardona. Involved in possible misuse of force/false arrest. A young woman was violently grabbed/dragged from behind the barricade and into the street just moments prior to DI Bologna’s first Pepper Spray incident. 

We have identified that there is a D.I. Johnny Cardona with the 12th Transit Division but have not been able to verify that this is same D.I. Cardona.

Photo below and video evidence to follow.

Help is required to get this information to the legal team and those involved with legal matters. 

Help is also needed in coordinating the filing of complaints 

Prelude to Pepper-Spray: Part 1 - The Prior Police Attack

Keith Olbermann Reads The Statement Released By The Wall Street Protesters - 2011-10-05

Occupy Wall Street Arrests; Fox 5 Crew and Protesters Hit by Mace, Batons #occupy #occupywallstreet

Protest broadens scope

Updated: Wednesday, 05 Oct 2011, 11:28 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 05 Oct 2011, 7:11 PM EDT

MYFOX NEW YORK STAFF REPORT

MYFOXNY.COM - While covering the Occupy Wall Street protests on Wednesday night, Fox 5 photographer Roy Isen was hit in the eyes by mace from a police officer and Fox 5 reporter Dick Brennan was hit by an officer’s baton.

The protests on Wall Street continued to grow all day. The rallies and their participants are showing no signs of slowing down.

In the evening, crowds surged past barriers and NYPD officers moved in to contain the protesters. By many accounts, mayhem broke out.

Officers, many wearing white shorts indicating supervisor rank, swatted protesters with batons and sprayed them with mace, video from the scene showed.

Fox 5’s Isen and Brennan were there and witnessed the chaos. At one point, Brennan was hit in the abdomen by a police baton and Isen got irritant in his eyes. Both journalists were all right and continued to cover the protests and arrests.

Cops appeared to arrest dozens if not hundreds of protesters, but the final tally was not known.

During the day, unions and students joined the demonstrators. What was once a protest of powerful Wall Street financial firms and banks is growing into a larger movement about the working class, employment, poverty, education, and more.

We know how the conservative media works. This report may be heavily edited or removed and replaced with a completely different spin in near future, therefore we have reproduced it here.

“For every person on the street non-violently protesting, there are scores more at home who (either through distance or circumstance) find that they are unable to be there. This does not mean that you cannot help. 

In fact, you are needed. We are all needed.

To beat these Goliaths, we are going to need all the slings we can get. 

This group aims to give all of you who cannot be on the streets the tools to help the cause from wherever you are. Your support is greatly needed.

We are going to focus, on overflowing the mailboxes of our government and our media with focused mass mailings. You can find the first assignment on the NOTES page. A form letter is even provided for you if you need it. You need only follow the directions and spread, spread, spread the word! 
This first letter will be sent en masse on MONDAY, OCTOBER 17th.

Let’s knock down some giants.”

occupybaltimore:

#OccupyBaltimore

occupybaltimore:

#OccupyBaltimore

yesmladytron:

I have spent the last two days at the Occupy Wall Street gathering. It was a beautiful display of peaceful action: so much kindness and gentleness in the camp, so much belief in our world and democracy. And so many different kinds of people all looking for a chance at the dream that America had promised them.

When people critique this movement and say spurious things about the protesters’ clothes or their jobs or the general way they look, they are showing how shallow we have become as a nation. They forget that these people have taken time out of their lives to stand up for values that are purely American and in the interest of our democracy. They forget that these people are encamped in an urban park, where they are not allowed to have tents or other normal camping gear. They are living far outside their comfort zone to protect and celebrate liberty, equality and the rule of law. —Mark Ruffalo