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Welcome to the Occupy Wall Street Mothership Resource Diary


Please feel free to use the Mothership as an OpenThread for Occupy Wall Street

Here's today's Liveblog link, in case it goes off the rec list:  OWS Liveblog  Lots of good stuff there for your perusal.

Vignettes across America

As the big cities garner news stories about OWS, conversations about the movement  are taking place all over America and the world.  Here, in deep red territory, land of  Fox-addled passion, lodestone of global climate change denial; I had one such conversation at a party last Saturday night.

I didn't know most of the people. A youngish woman and I were introduced, and we'd sat down on the deck to discuss vegetable gardening  in our difficult climate.  I think we genuinely liked each other and “Sondra” loved the spanakopita I’d brought hot from the oven and served around the bonfire.  

Later, as everyone hunkered around the warmth of the fire, I mentioned OWS (I know, a brave move on my part) and emphasized that the movement was neither left nor right, Democratic or Republican – that ordinary Americans were fed up.  This was less brave than unwise, because by then a number of people had been drinking and the inebriation rate was pretty high around the campfire.

Out of nowhere, almst instantly, Sondra descended on me like a banshee,  screaming at me.  I managed to decipher that she thinks OWS is a socialist commie takeover attempt.  I tried to reason with Sondra, saying it’s not like that at all, but she was full and angry and needed to get it out that she was born in East Germany and saw the horrible treatment of her family by secret police and she wasn’t about to see that happen here and on and on – all screaming.  One man drunkenly ventured that he agreed with Sondra.

When I couldn't get a word in edgewise, I allowed Sondra to scream at me for a  minute – the rest of the celebrants were dead silent, watching us.  Finallly, I’d had enough.  “Treat me like a human being!”  I screamed back at her.  “An hour ago we were fellow human beings who were kind to each other and polite!”  “Act like a human being!”

This miraculously seemed to affect her, and her tone softened to a more conversational level.  Meanwhile, the man who had agreed with Sondra suddenly fell over in his camp chair.  We were on a downhill slope, and when he tried to get to his feet, he reeled, fell down again and proceeded to roll down the hill.  We were all laughing uproariously, some guys went to help him up, he fell down two or three more times before finally being restored to his chair.  The tense atmosphere had changed.

Sondra sat down with me and we then talked reasonably and quietly.  She was full of angst about East Germany and I thought she needed to be heard more than anything else.  I assured her I wouldn’t support a movement that was about oppression, and the night ended peacefully.

All in all, I think it was a win.  Although I can’t be assured anyone was persuaded, I do know that those who came out against OWS appeared unreasonable, angry and not in control – which contrasted well with my appeal to reason and calm.

It might be an inch in the mile they need to come, but we all do our part how we can…

Got any stories of your own on the person-by-person, one-at-a-time effort to bring support to OWS?

~~~~~~~~~In Other News...~~~~~~~

While watching OWS Livestream the other day, some woman being interviewed said they had rescued a kitten at OWS and were nursing it back to health!  I haven't heard anything further about the furball - does anyone have an update?  Is it true they've named it "Liberty"?

Our own AoT will be providing improved reporting from on the ground at OWS in the near future.  Kossack Lenny Flank is upgrading AoT from phone to laptop because, as Lenny says, "unlike Wall Street, we help out our fellow humans.  :)"  If you get a chance, let Lenny Flank know how awesome he is!  AoT is equally awesome - he quit his job to go to OWS, so his investment in the movement is total.


Resources for Occupy Wall Street:

Website:
OccupyWallSt.org

Livestream:
www.livestream.com/globalrevolution
Donate to support the LiveStream

General Assembly Minutes:
General Assembly Meeting Minutes Archive
Working Group Meeting Minutes Archive

Donations to support the General Assembly and Occupy Wall Street:
Link: All information about donations can be found here: nycga.cc/donate

Physical mailing address:
Do look at the nycga.cc/donate link above for information about sending things.

Occupy Wall Street
118A Fulton St. #205
New York, NY 10038

To find out the latest OWS needs, check out Twitter Hash Tag #needsoftheoccupiers

In person: If you go to Zuccotti Park Liberty Plaza/Park/Square you can also easily deliver money and/or goods straight to the people.  They have committees who accept and take good care of your donations immediately and very graciously.

The Occupied Wall Street Journal PDF Edition
You can also donate to the Media Team. This fund is not the same as the General Fund.

Facebook:
OccupyWallSt

Twitter:
@OccupyWallSt

Resources for Other Occupy Events:

Websites:
Occupy Together
List Of Over 200 U.S. Local Solidarity Events

Facebook:
Occupy Together

Twitter:
@OccupyTogether

Links to LiveStreams:
OccupyThisBlog - overall link to multiple streams, warning lots of video and live chats.

Occupy Atlanta  
Occupy Austin  
Occupy Baltimore
Occupy Boston
Occupy Chicago
Occupy Dallas
Occupy DC
Occupy Gainesville
Occupy Houston
OWS Los Angeles
Occupy Louisville KY
Occupy NJ State House
Occupy Philly
Occupy Portland
Occupy Salt Lake City
Occupy San Francisco
Occupy Santa Barbara
Occupy Seattle
Occupy Tampa  
Occupy Tucson
Occupons Montreal/ Occupy Montreal
Occupy Vancouver
 



Resources for those attending Occupy Events:

A Citizen's Guide to Reporting on #OccupyWallStreet thanks joanneleon!
ACLU Blog of Rights - To find out the rights in your state, google: ACLU, Right to Protest, and your state.
A Primer on the Concensus and General Assembly Model by UnaSpenser
Occupying Public Spaces in NY City(might be applicable to other locations), thanks KnotIookin!

Resources for Occupy Wall Street:

Website:
OccupyWallSt.org

Livestream:
www.livestream.com/globalrevolution
Donate to support the LiveStream

General Assembly Minutes:
General Assembly Meeting Minutes Archive
Working Group Meeting Minutes Archive

Donations to support the General Assembly and Occupy Wall Street:
Link: All information about donations can be found here: nycga.cc/donate

Physical mailing address:
Do look at the nycga.cc/donate link above for information about sending things.

Occupy Wall Street
118A Fulton St. #205
New York, NY 10038

To find out the latest OWS needs, check out Twitter Hash Tag #needsoftheoccupiers

In person: If you go to Zuccotti Park Liberty Plaza/Park/Square you can also easily deliver money and/or goods straight to the people.  They have committees who accept and take good care of your donations immediately and very graciously.

The Occupied Wall Street Journal PDF Edition
You can also donate to the Media Team. This fund is not the same as the General Fund.

Facebook:
OccupyWallSt

Twitter:
@OccupyWallSt

Resources for Other Occupy Events:

Websites:
Occupy Together
List Of Over 200 U.S. Local Solidarity Events

Facebook:
Occupy Together

Twitter:
@OccupyTogether

Links to LiveStreams:
OccupyThisBlog - overall link to multiple streams, warning lots of video and live chats.

Occpy Atlanta  
Occupy Baltimore  
Occupy Boston  
Occupy Chicago  
Occupy Dallas  
Occupy DC  
OWS Los Angeles  
Occupy Portland  
Occupy Salt Lake City  
Occupy Seattle

Occupy Together is now listing 1,367 separate Occupy actions around the world! The number grows every day.

Resources for those attending Occupy Events:

A Citizen's Guide to Reporting on #OccupyWallStreet thanks joanneleon!
ACLU Blog of Rights - To find out the rights in your state, google: ACLU, Right to Protest, and your state.
A Primer on the Concensus and General Assembly Model by UnaSpenser
Occupying Public Spaces in NY City(might be applicable to other locations), thanks KnotIookin!


Sign Language from socially_awkwrd on Vimeo.

Can you believe how fast this movement is growing? Just take a look at all the Kossacks who are participating in their local Occupy Movements... Am I missing a name? Please leave it in the comments below! Let's see how complete we can make this list!

The Original Occupy Wall Street:
AoT - #occupywallstreet: I'm out and an attack on women
Brooklyn Jim - Dropping off 100 Longsleeve Shirt Donation Today
Clarknt67 - But, What Are These Occupiers Really Trying To Say? (Photo Diary)
david mizner - #OccupyWallStreet - So I Went Down to Liberty Square...
Eqqman - Arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge
HankNYNY - TRUE STORY: My First 14 Days on the Front Lines...
joanneleon - Our Visit to Support #OccupyWallStreet Protesters
kennethlipp - On Occupation, Speak, Memory
MBNYC - #occupywallstreet Photo Diary: "Just the beginning" Update: Livestream
Ministry of Truth - I did it again. NEW VIDEO of me crushing wingnuts...
PrincetonDem - Occupy Wall Street Bklyn Bridge Arrests Video
resa - Beautiful Sunday at Occupy Wall Street
War on Error - Brave Leaders, Provocateurs, or Agents? Brooklyn Bridge Leaders.
UnaSpenser - Witnessing #occupywallstreet: the power .... of the people ... 's mic

Occupy DC
Giles Goat Boy - Why I Went: My Wake-up Call in Washington, DC
Noor B - Occupy DC Field Report

And the rest are alphabetical by city:

Occupy Albuquerque
Wendy's Wink- OWS Albuquerque NM

Occupy Ann Arbor
Eclectablog - Occupy Ann Arbor rally - 10/6/2011 - Getting organized! (PICS & VIDEO)

Occupy Atlanta
EdMass - John Lewis Visits OWS Atlanta

Occupy Berkeley
jpmassar - #OccupyBerkeley. Drizzle, Democracy and Future Demonstration.

Occupy Boston
paxpi - News of OccupyBoston's death exaggerated
36ghosts - #occupyboston day 6
bozepravde15 - Occupy Boston! Pictures from day 5
UnaSpenser - #OccupyBoston: learning together

Occupy Charleston
wjhamilton29464 - Put the Bus on #OccupyCharleston's Agenda

Occupy Charlotte
Steeler Girl - Friday with Occupy Chicago
Orman West - #OccupyChi, The Energy, The Challenges, The Saboteur
Siri - Occupy Chicago: My Photo Diary and Essay

Occupy Chico, CA
Mimi2three - Protest virgin takes OWS to Chico, CA

Occupy Chicago
Spookie  - A Photo diary from 10/08/2011

Occupy Contra Costa
janetrhodes - Occupy: The Contra Costa 99%

Occupy Denver
Janziem - #occupydenver protesters would greatly appreciate any donations of clean blankets/sleeping bags

Occupy Fort Worth
just another vet - from his comment threadin the Mothership

Occupy Hartford
m16eib - Comment about Police removing tents in Hartford - Solidarity Rally!

Occupy Houston
rickrocket - Occupy Houston 10-6-11
docrocktex - Houston, we have an occupation... #OccupyWallStreet spreads to the Lone Star State. (Photo Diary)
DRo - #OccupyHouston Day 1

Occupy LA
Cassiodorus - Day 6 Occupy LA observations
Clay Claiborne - UPDATED: RIP Steve Jobs #OccupyLA - Day 5
hashby - #occupyLA - My 1st Protest and 1st Diary
Cassiodorus - Day 7 Occupy LA reflections
Clay Claiborne - OccupyLA - Day 7

Occupy Lexington
Whimsical Rapscallion - Socialist and Tea Party Activist Side by Side

Occupy Madison
Mark E Anderson - Occupy Madison Day 1 (photo diary)

Occupy Minneapolis
dodger501 - #OccupyMN Day 3 photo diary
OccupyMN?via=history">Pictures from OccupyMN
ericf - Video and photos from second day of Occupy MN
semiAdult - occupyMN, Monday Oct. 10, 2011 -- MORE SIGNS
xylonjay OccupyMN Solidarity Event Photo

Occupy Muskegon
itisjustmelorrie - OCCUPY MUSKEGON, MI: General Assembly MEETING

Occupy Nashville
Land of Enchantment - Signs of the Times: Occupy Nashville (updated X2)

Occupy New Orleans
Crashing Vor - Occupy New Orleans: 10/06/11
scorpiorising - Report from Occupy NOLA

Occupy Oklahoma City
peacearena - Occupy OKC starts Monday 10/10 (with poll)

Occupy Orlando
cybrestrike - comment about the occupation

Occupy Philadelphia
joanneleon
richdpa - Occupy Philadelphia Picture Blog
DebtorsPrison - Occupy Philly Day One Photoblog
Stand Strong -Photos (heavy) From #OccupyPhiladelphia: Day 1

Occupy Portland
annie em - "Imagine" Occupy Portland - Photo Diary
BOHICA
Cartoon Peril - Just got back from the revolution in Portland, Oregon
Cedwyn
TheChristianLeft - Why I Went To Occupy Portland: It Was The Christian...
Damnit Janet - Two Days at OccupyPortland
Horace Boothroyd III - Occupy Portland Oregon March
MikePhoenix - Early update on OccupyPortland (OR)
crystal eyes - OccupyPortland Eye Candy

Occupy Sacramento
Evolutionary - Chaos and Calm
dcampbell20 Arrested at Occupy Sacramento

Occupy Salt Lake City
talismanlangley - OccupySLC is up and going

Occupy San Diego
arodb - Vignettes of Occupy San Diego

Occupy San Francisco
jherwatt - #OccupySF - End of an era, Consensus Out, Majority Rule IN
KatRap - Occupy SF Eviction - The More Things Change ...

Occupy Santa Barbara
Marshall Getto - #OccupySantaBarbara - Arrests in De La Guerra Plaza When Occupiers Purposely Violate City Ord

Occupy Santa Fe
divineorder - #The City Different: Santa Fe

Occupy Santa Jose
Glen The Plumber - Occupy San Jose - Day 8

Occupy Santa Rosa
Richard Lyon - Occupy Santa Rosa

Occupy Sarasota
StrayCat - Occupy Sarasota has launched

Occupy Seattle
angel d - #OccupySeattle: And The Tents Did Come Down
ozsea1- Occupy Seattle Day 8
Lefty Coaster -Occupy Seattle update and more

Occupy SpringfieldMO
ladypockt - OccupySpringfieldMO Reflections

Occupy Tampa
Lenny Flank - Occupy Tampa: Photos from the rally

Occupy Tuscon
cosmic debris - Occupy Tucson: (Photos) Getting the 99% Organized in Baja AZ

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Outside Reading and Viewing:

International Reporting:

'Occupy Wall Street': A Media Blackout? in Ignoring Asia
Guardian Photo Collection from Occupy Events. Excellent!
AlJazeera on OWS - thanks Sea Turtle!
Iran is not helping:  Plot Accusation a Diversion from OWS

National Reporting:

Demands?  Shemands!  CNN has a different take, for a change:  Focus Shouldn't Be on Demands
Boston police arrest 50 from Occupy Boston
Univision Slideshow of Photos
Detroit News Editorial: A Menagerie of Malcontents(?!) 10/9/2011
New York Times Online Sunday
Washington Post - Air and Space Museum Closes after Police Clash with Protesters
TIME - Occupy Wall Street: Getting Back to Business After Clashes With Police
Excellent compilation of Oct 5 coverage by jimstaro
Keith Olberman reading the Public Declaration Thanks, Vyan!

Blogs and online non-MSM news sources:

Boston police move in on protesters on Greenway, scores arrested
72 Cities That Have Joined The Occupied Movement - great collection of photos from many OccupyTogether Events. add your photos!
Occupy Wall Street: Beyond the Caricatures Thanks, martini!
First person perpsective in this outside blog was recommended to us by Stolen Water. This is a very important addition as it is written by a woman of color. Most first person accounts I have read so far have been by white men.
Blog by RiaD includes Unions/Organizations/Individuals standing in Solidarity plus other OWS tidbits.
Coup Media Group has a conversation going about demands. They are also taking votes - pro and con- on several demand issues. Their deadline for voting is Oct 20.

Internet and Analog Radio

Jesse LaGreca on Portland Prgressive Radio show with Adam Klugman Sunday October 9, 2011. Details at the link.

Petitions:

Occupy Wall Street: Occupy Together at Change.org
NYC Mayor: Stand with Occupy Wall Street at Change.org
Make Bribing Politicians Illegal - a We the People Petition at Whitehouse.gov
Get Money Out by Dylan Ratigan
Stand With Occupy Wall Street by Credo Action
TELL CONGRESS: WE NEED JOBS, NOT CUTS! by Eric Griego, US Rep for Congress 2012

Past Mothership Resource Diaries:


Sunday, October 9, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2



Past LiveBlog Diaries:


Sunday, October 9, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Sunday, October 2

Other LiveBlogs recommended by Kossacks:

Greg Mitchell at the Nation. Thanks for the link Funky Gal!

Queue Monitoring Schedule:



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