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Are you going to Occupy Wall Street’s Global Day of Action?

The title is a trick question.  You don’t have to go anywhere to participate in Occupy Wall Street’s Global Day of Action.  You can get attention right where you are by soaping your car windows with a big “99%” or by Occupying the Block with Chalk.

But the more of us that participate, in person, to tell our stories of what has happened to us since Wall Street gambled our lives away and pressured our employers to get rid of us, the more of a lasting impression we will have.

And, yes, I’m talking to the chemists and biologists who have lost their careers, livelihoods and middle class status when their jobs were shipped overseas.  Imagine how much of an impression it will make if we all show up wearing our labcoats and goggles. *I* know how many of us there are and *you* know how many of us there are, but virtually no one outside of our industry has any idea how many of us there are. If your company closed down your site, what have you got to lose?

Today, I’m heading up to Zuccotti Park to participate.  Click here for a schedule of events.  I will be blogging the day, provided I can get a good signal.  You can also follow events through twitter at #N17, #OWS or #OccupyWallSt.  I’ll be twittering at #riverdaughter.

I plan to take the train up to Manhattan and since I’m now on unemployment, I’d like to ask you to help sponsor my trip.  Your sponsorship will allow me to hop on the train to NYC from Central New Jersey.  Round trip is $28.00. Also, if I get arrested, bail would be nice even if you think it might be nicer to leave RD in jail for awhile to get a real inside look at what it means to be an activist troublemaker.  Consider it a business expense.  If you’d like to help me get to New York City today, and in the future if the Occupation has other events there, see the PayPal button below or in the left sidebar.  In honor of today’s events, a recommended donation is $11.17.  I don’t know what to expect as far as these things go but I’d like to say “Thanks!” in advance to anyone who chips in.  In return, I promise to represent you well, take lots of pictures and let your little light shine on the Brooklyn Bridge tonight.

23 Responses

  1. I consider you my eyes and ears tomorrow. Thank you!!!!! Good luck – to you all!

  2. Will you be in NYC for the early events?

  3. Retired Air Force Colonel John Robb has posted two very Very VERy pertinent posts on the subject of how the global plutocracy will respond to Occupy.
    http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2011/11/q-how-will-plutocrats-dominate-a-world-a-bots.html

    • and http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2011/11/2016-bloomberg-vs-occupy-wall-street-ows-openprotest.html

      If Robb’s prediction is correct, then the Occupists should extend their protests as far and wide as possible in the meantime so that the maximum number of people will find themselves forcibly squelched by the future John Robb describes. The more people who feel themselves squelched, the more people will know whom to hate and what to hate them for.

      But meanwhile, people really should make economic survival preparations in the meantime for Robb’s dystopian future. One can do both at the same time. One can protest or aid protest on the one hand, and one can build survivalism on the other, with like minded people hopefully on the other. And John Robb’s advice is not the only advice out there. Lots of people are working on the problem of economic and social survivalism in the teeth of the engineered Yeltsinian crash-cramdown in preparation and under way.

  4. Several threads ago I said I hope somebody puts up a list of the 5,000 titles of the books which the barbarian bookburners in authority made it a point to destroy. Well . . . somebody has written a tiny little webarticle on the subject. They offer their very own opinion as to the 5 very most important books among all the 5,000. One could say . . . how very impertinent. Or one could say . . . good start. 5 titles down and 4,995 titles yet to go.

    • And some might say, “how presumptuous”….. or simply say that there are many many out there in the un-polled 99 percent who would like to offer up a few Aynn Rand titles. Of course they would probably be booed out of the tent and told to go make their own 99% somewhere else.

      • From afar, I see a lot of common ground held by OWS, TP, Rand, etc. Against crony capitalism: 1% buying the government; bailouts; mandate to the insurance companies….

        Someone at Occupy Austin was burning his credit cards and asking the crowd to do the same. Talk about getting out of the consumer rat race = ‘going Galt’ on a smaller scale.

        Fox calls OWS dirty hippies; other corporate media call the TP crazy. Try to keep them fighting each other, don’t let them see their common goals and cooperate on anything….

  5. I’ll be at Occupy Subways early afternoon, then down in Folley Square later.

  6. On second thought, heading to Zucotti now.

    • Tell me how to recognize you.

    • Thank you both for doing this! Be loud. Oh, and be safe!

    • The crowds around Wall Street are already large as per aerial shots on tv. I will definitely be in Foley Square late this afternoon but also trying my best to Occupy the subway especially the designated station here in Brooklyn since I think it’s important to expand this out into the boroughs. Have a lot to do around the house before I leave, so “see” you guys later tonite.

  7. I’m occupying a chair at the office. I might head down to the 7:00 GA (or in French AG) at Occupons La Défense.

  8. […] here doing anything? I see that Riverdaughter will be in New York today. I’m probably just going to occupy my chair, and then maybe my bed […]

  9. O am back. Doig the photo journal now.

  10. I can’t seem to find a contact email RD, so please let me know if my measly donation went through. Good luck, thanks for blogging and be careful.

  11. I sure wish I could drag my rotting bones up there.

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