In solidarity with Occupy Oakland, Occupy San Diego, Occupy LA, Occupy Portland, Occupy Tacoma, Occupy Seattle and other movements along the west coast of the United States that will shut down ports in their cities on December 12, the General Assembly of Dallas hereby declares:

On December 12, 2011, Occupy Dallas will assemble in Houston, TX.

The following message is from Occupy Oakland:

“On December 12, the occupy movements in different cities will stage mass mobilizations to march on the ports, create community pickets, and effectively shutdown the hubs of commerce, in the same fashion that Occupy Oakland shut down the Port of Oakland on November 2nd, the day of our general strike. The Oakland Port Shutdown was a historic and effective action, and the memory of that night on the port lives in the hearts of people across Oakland and around the country.”


In Houston, we will mobilize and stage a mass march by integrating Occupy Houston, Occupy Austin, Occupy San Marco, Occupy San Antonio, Occupy Now and Occupy Texas.

We have made attempts at local demonstrations in an effort to spread awareness of the economic injustices affecting the 99%. These peaceful assemblies have been organized with the aim of petitioning our government for a redress of our grievances. On a national level, the response to our protest has often included excessive force and unnecessary violence perpetrated by police departments, with thousands of citizens unlawfully arrested.

Occupy Dallas would like to urge other movements in Texas and the surrounding states that wish to participate in the Occupy the Gulf Coast action to join with Occupy Houston before December 12.

Note: The Shut Down of the West Coast Ports is on for December 12th, in San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle and I am not sure on Anchorage.

This is a (growing) compilation of links to sites, blogs, and groups that have produced updated news, communiques, critiques, theories, and culture surrounding occupations and other important radical projects. Not all of the sites listed below are regularly updated, while the links on the sidebar to the right have regularly updated local news and occupation culture (generally speaking). Note, there are three sections in side Occupy California.  This information is being maintained by the Occupation Movement in California.  If you have more international links, please have them contact the site for addition to the growing links here.

On December 6th Occupy Wall Street will join in solidarity with a Brooklyn community to re-occupy a foreclosed home. The day of action marks a national kick-off for a new frontier for the occupy movement: the liberation of vacant bank-owned homes for those in need. The banks got bailed out, but our families are getting kicked out. The fight to reclaim democracy from the banks is growing from Wall Street to Main Street.

The NYC foreclosure tour and home re-occupation is part of a big national day of action on Dec. 6 that will focus on the foreclosure crisis and protest fraudulent lending practices, corrupt securitization, and illegal evictions by banks. The Occupy movement actions, including eviction defense at foreclosed properties, takeovers of vacant properties by homeless families, and foreclosure action disruptions, will take place in more than 25 cities across the country.

Millions of Americans have lost their homes in the Wall Street recession and one in four homeowners are currently underwater on their mortgages. The 99% is bearing the brunt of a crisis caused by Wall Street and big banks.

That’s why, all across the country, Americans have begun standing up to the banks that are trying to evict them. It’s already happened in Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and cities and towns across the country. Now, it’s happening in Brooklyn.

Soon, it will be happening everywhere.

Facebook Event Page 
http://occupyourhomes.org

Wall Street and the big banks are making record profits while most Americans are struggling to stay in their homes. They break the law with impunity, but millions of us get served with eviction. They make trillions and get bailouts, while we face record unemployment and record debt.

No more! Our system has been serving Wall Street, big banks, and the one percent. We are the 99%. We are reclaiming our democracy. 
And we are reclaiming our homes.

NYC Event Details

Meet @ 1pm for Foreclosure Tour. March starts at Pennsylvania and Livonia. Ends at undisclosed location of home re-occupation. Block party and house warming to follow. Bring gifts and food!

(3 train to Pennsylvania Ave or L train to Livonia Ave.)

At 1pm, we are gathering at Pennsylvania and Livonia in East New York, Brooklyn (3 train to Pennsylvania or L train to Livonia) to march through a neighborhood on the front lines of the economic crisis. Along the way, we will take stock of foreclosed properties for the growing Occupy REAL Estate Listing Service, so families can reclaim stolen homes in their neighborhood — and connect with allies in their communities to defend the human right to a home.

The march will end at a house warming and block party for the family and their neighbors. Bring housewarming gifts and food to share!

Amid near-constant police harassment, the Occupy Movement marked its third week of protest in La Defense, France’s financial heart. Confrontations have occurred almost daily, with protesters beaten and tents continually confiscated. The degradations of France’s Social Safety Net have not happened as with the USA, Spain, Italy, and Greece. Our Occupiers have tried new “local” issues focus and community interaction strategies to spread their message and these new techniques have blossomed with positive results. It looks like the Occupations can and do learn locally and then share that with the others via our horizontal communications. 

This is not the tear gas you know but a lethal chemical weapon. RIGHT NOW in Tahrir Square, there aren’t enough ambulances to take away those affected by this gas. Every 10-20 seconds, motorcycles arrive at the makeshift field hospital where doctors are struggling to help. The motorcycle drivers and t…heir helpers wear heavy duty gas masks as they drive into the crowd that’s being gassed by the Egyptian military. The person they carry when they return is at best vomiting and debilitated. At worst, unconscious or dead. This is not the tear gas you know but a lethal chemical weapon. It’s being used against demonstrators in Egypt and it’s made in the USA. Spread the word, REPOST and sign this petition if you don’t want your tax dollars to be spent on murdering innocent civilians.

(Source: youtube.com)

OWS Seattle calls for “Black Friday Boycott of Walmart” 

Pepper Spray 12, and 1,200 appear, in General Assembly.  The votes were for a General Strike across the University of California next Monday, November 28th.  The call to disband the UC Police was tabled at this time, for action later.  The Chancellor has not resigned yet.

Occupy San Francisco welcomes Occupy CAL (Berkeley and Santa Cruz).  We are all the 99%

(Source: youtube.com)