Occupy Chicago: Anaheim Solidarity March Against Ongoing Police Repression 

from the Occupy Chicago for Anaheim Solidarity Group (via InterOccupy):


On Saturday, July 21, Anaheim, CA police officers murdered 25-year-old Manuel Diaz, shooting him in the back and head as he ran from them. When Manuel’s friends, family and neighbors gathered to voice outrage over the murder, police responded with continued violence, releasing an attack dog, as well as shooting rubber bullets and beanbag projectile at the crowd, which included small children. Subsequent protests have been met with additional force, resulting in multiple injuries and arrests.

The ad-hoc Anaheim Solidarity Group in Chicago calls for a march to be held in support of those facing continued police violence and state repression in Anaheim. Participants will gather this Friday, July 27th, at 8pm in Millennium Park, at 201 E Randolph, where they will create banners, signs, and chalk messages in solidarity with Anaheim. The march will step off at 9pm.

Marta Marlin of the Anaheim Solidarity Group says,

Chicago is no stranger to police violence. The Chicago Police Department is at war with our low-income communities, and communities of color. We remember Rekia Boyd, gunned down by an off-duty police officer this March, and the victims of torture at the hands of Chicago police officers, who were recently awarded millions in court settlements. Enough is enough! We stand in solidarity with the people of Anaheim, as we continue our own struggles against police violence and oppression.

Friday March Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/155049387965415/

Community activists have also called for a rally against police violence this Saturday, at 12pm, at the Daley Center, 50 W. Washington.

Saturday Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/245411462244517/ 


Emergency Call for Support from the Riverdale Mobile Home Encampment

(this action is to stop fracking in Riverside)

The following was written yesterday, June 11. For more: SaveRiverdale.com

This morning, we were informed by a utility worker that construction crews affiliated with Aqua America are planning to begin excavation on the land of the Riverdale mobile home community tomorrow (Tuesday).

We have successfully delayed construction of a massive water withdrawal facility, permitted to suck up to 3 millions gallons of water daily from the Susquehanna River for use in fracking operations, for over 10 days now. The encampment is in urgent need of support at this time!Now is the time to show your conviction and solidarity with these brave residents and volunteers who have decided to stand their ground in the face of ruthless corporate giant - Aqua America.

Ways to Support:

COME TO RIVERDALE: If you live within a few hours of Riverdale, now is the time to drop everything and support a community in dire need. The families that have stood their ground face imminent homelessness upon their removal. Call in sick to work, or take a vacation day - do it for the Riverdale residents.

DONATE: It has cost hundreds of dollars to feed and house the dozens of people who have come to support the residents of Riverdale. Money will be needed to support residents who face homelessness, and bail will need to be posted ASAP for those brave supporters who are holding the barricade.

Call or Email those responsible for fracking and the construction of this (and all) water withdrawal facilities.

CONTACT your friends, neighbors, allies, churches, and other networks that you may belong to. Ask them to spread the word, donate, write letters to the editor of their local newspaper.

This fight can still be won, but only with immediate action from people like you!

Update, 7am Tuesday: via @SaveRMHC: ¨Breakfast served at the encampment, a good crew of folks from @OccupyWallSt are here.¨ Follow them on Twitter, and get down there!


General Strike Committee - Occupy Long Beach

General Strike Committe will not be happening on 3/11/2012. We will be at the InterOccupy So Cal Meet-Up in LA!

Occupy San Onofre!

March 11, 2012 marks the anniversary date of Fukushima—the worst nuclear accident in the world’s history—and it is still ongoing and getting worse. With the recent accidents at San Onofre Nuclear Waste Generating Station, NOW is the time to demonstrate our opposition to nuclear power!

Save the date: Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 1 p.m. Demonstration at San Onofre Nuclear Waste Generating Station, San Clemente. Details to follow. More info or to help, contact Carol Jahnkow, carolj@igc.org or Marcia Patt, marciapatt@cox.net

US Marine Scott Olsen speaks with Rachel Maddow about the Occupation Movement. Scott speaks of the new Occupation of Foreclosed Homes, Internet based Occupation Flash Mobs, Direct Strikes and Direct Actions with focused intensity…  I hope to see everyone on the Street December 10th and if your on the West Coast, let’s shut down the Ports on the whole West Coast!