Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Occupations Report: 11/02

We’ve recently seen this report posted and shared through social media, but we thought it might be helpful to have another place on the web it can be published and accessed daily. We’ll be posting the archives of this report soon. This Occupation Report is compiled by Rebuild the Dream. 

This report includes updates from Occupy sites and related efforts across the country and the globe. It includes big wins, local organizing efforts, protests/events, police activity reports and calls to action where additional support from allies/general public may be needed.
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Nationwide: Occupy Oakland has called for a GENERAL STRIKE tomorrow – thousands are expected to participate including Occupy sites across the country.
Occupy Atlanta:  Occupy Atlanta held a press conference at 10 am at the Fulton County Court to address the sell-off of foreclosed homes and businesses in Fulton County. “Occupy Atlanta will stand in solidarity with those for whom the banks, after receiving bailout funds from tax payers, refused to refinance or re-structure their loans.” This afternoon Occupy Atlanta issued a statement saying they will be staying on the 4th floor of Peachtree and Pine until they are ready to re-occupy public space. The General Assembly decided to re-occupy Troy Davis/Woodruff Park on November the 5th. And tonight at 7pm Joe Beasley will be speaking for “Homeless Memorial Day” at the Cathedral of St. Philip.
Occupy Boston: Occupy Boston issued a statement earlier today saying they will stand in solidarity with Occupy Oakland and the General Strike tomorrow. The group is planning several events to make up their Day of Action.
Occupy Cincinnati: Early Voting Today at 4:30pm. Occupy Cincinnati joins the UFCW, Amos Project and other allies to encourage the community to come out for early voting and celebrate Cincinnati’s Voter Rights heroes.
Occupy Cleveland: Occupy Cleveland is holding an International Student Break-Out from 1-9pm today. The city has extended Occupy Cleveland’s Sidewalk Permit through November 14 – allowing the group to have a canopy on the sidewalk. The group is still not allowed to sleep in the square, use heaters or store any personal belongings at the site.
Occupy Colleges:  Occupy Colleges is staging National Solidarity Teach-Ins on November 2nd and 3rd. The purpose in holding these teach-ins is to educate interested university community members about Occupy Wall Street, cultivate new ideas and possible solutions and ways to contribute, and effectively participate in steering the course of the largest social movement our generation has yet to see. Find out more at
Occupy Denver: Police in Denver attempting to evict Occupiers this afternoon . CALL TO ACTION: Help Occupy Denver. Please call 720-913-6019, 720-713-2000 or 720-713-6010 and ask the police department to please have tolerance for the necessities of our movement and to not make arrests, not move people, not use rubber bullets, tear gas or any such actions. This movement is for all of us!
Occupy Des Moines: [CNN report] Occupy Wall Street activists plan to amass in Iowa one week before the Iowa caucuses — up to the day they’re held on Jan. 3. If the protests occur, it appears they would be unprecedented for the Iowa caucus season. They could also spark clashes between Occupy Wall Street activists and scores of conservatives.
Occupy Foreclosed Homes:  At 11 am today, a retired sheriff’s deputy in the Bayview District set out to reclaim her former home in a neighborhood that’s been plagued by foreclosures. One organizer said Supervisor John Avalos, who is running for mayor, and OccupySF protesters were set to join the retired deputy for the first take-back of a foreclosed home in San Francisco.
Occupy From Home: Check out this video explaining how you protest from home by using credit card solicitations to make banks pay:
Occupy Nashville: [Nashville Scene report] In a victory for Occupy Nashville today, the state of Tennessee declined to defend the governor’s crackdown on protesters at Legislative Plaza and accepted a court order banning more arrests—at least for now. Federal Judge Aleta Trauger said she’d already decided to issue her temporary restraining order anyway, even if the state had opposed it. “I can’t think of any more quintessential public forum than the Legislative Plaza,” she said, calling the governor’s actions “clear prior restraint of free speech.” She said she was “most gratified” and “not too surprised” that the state was conceding the first round in the lawsuit filed this morning by Occupy Nashville and the ACLU.
Occupy Oakland: OCCUPY OAKLAND GENERAL STRIKE TOMORROW. Thousands are expected to participate including members of several unions – SEIU Local 1021, UAW, Alameda Central Labor Council, Philippine Airlines Workers, Berkeley Federation of Teachers, Oakland Teachers Union, Carpenters Local 713 and others. ILWU Local 10 President, Clarence Thomas, spoke during a press conference held by Occupy Oakland yesterday: “The reason why I and other workers will be standing in solidarity with the Occupy Oakland movement is because this is a movement about fighting corporate rule.” Unions like ILWU and SEIU are not legally allowed to ask workers to strike (because that could violate the terms of their contracts); they are instead encouraging workers to use legitimate time-off to support the General Strike.
Occupy Orlando: Occupy Orlando is holding an “Awake the State” Teach-In tonight at 5:30pm in Senator Beth Johnson Park. The focus will be on educating the community on voter rights, voter participation, voter suppression and voter protection.
Occupy Philadelphia: [Local CBS report] The Nutter administration is continuing negotiations with the “Occupy Philadelphia” protesters encamped near City Hall, trying to convince them to move before a renovation of Dilworth Plaza begins. Mayor Nutter himself met privately Sunday with a group of the protesters about the current conditions at the encampment and about the need to relocate later this month when the plaza makeover begins.
“They have been open, they have been respectful, they have been responsive, and I want to keep that kind of engagement going between the city government and Occupy Philly.”
Occupy Portland: Federal officials enlisted the help of Portland Police to remove Occupy Portland protesters from federally owned Terry D. Schrunk Plaza this morning- 10 protesters were arrested.  And this afternoon, Sierra Club held a rally at Occupy Portland this afternoon to show support for the Occupy movement and to highlight the need to end reliance on coal, oil and gas corporations.
Occupy San Francisco: [San Francisco Examiner report] “Leave Occupy SF alone,” is the message being sent from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to Mayor Ed Lee and the San Francisco Police Department. The supervisors are poised to approve a resolution Tuesday that calls for “no use of force to dislodge the Occupy SF demonstrators and confiscate their belongings.”
Occupy Seattle: Occupy Seattle organizers are asking folks to rally at Westlake Park at 6 p.m. this Wednesday. The group will march to the nearby Sheraton hotel in downtown Seattle, where Chase bank’s Jamie Dimon will be the keynote speaker at the Foster School of Business.
Occupy Tulsa: CALL TO ACTION: Twitter reports of eviction from Occupy Tulsa this afternoon.  The group is asking supporters to call 918-596-7411 to complain to the city of Tulsa.
Vacaville: VIDEO: The word “OCCUPY” with a peace sign for the O spelled out on a 30-yard section of a Vacaville hill by I-80 and Merchant Street.
Occupy Brisbane: Occupy Brisbane reported earlier today that police were en route to evict the group and that fences had been erected around the encampment.
Occupy Dunedin: Protesters camped on Dunedin’s Octagon have pledged to ignore a Dunedin City Council (DCC) trespass notice to be off the site by 8pm tonight. Read more at

The Daily Occupation Report is compiled by Rebuild the Dream using information gathered from online news sites, Twitter, blogs and other sources of occupation-related updates. You are welcome to share this report and can find it at