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Environmentalists, Labor Unions Will Occupy Wall Street

Environmentalists, Labor Unions Will Occupy Wall Street

 

Today marks a visible uptick in the amount of people participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

In addition to other Occupy events taking place in cities all over the nation, the brave souls that have occupied Liberty Park in New York City will receive reinforcement from most of the City’s large labor unions as well as one of the largest climate action organizations in the world.

The official Occupy Wall Street website states that residents of Liberty Square will gather to join their union brothers and sisters in solidarity and march. Participating unions include:

  • AFL-CIO (AFSCME)
  • United NY
  • Strong Economy for All Coalition
  • Working Families Party
  • TWU Local 100
  • SEIU 1199
  • CWA 1109
  • RWDSU
  • Communications Workers of America
  • CWA Local 1180
  • United Auto Workers
  • United Federation of Teachers
  • Professional Staff Congress – CUNY
  • National Nurses United
  • Writers Guild East

Additionally, 350.org announced that it would official join today’s march Foley Square to Wall Street.

“It’s time for environmentalists and climate activists to join the fight to restore America’s democracy from the stranglehold of big polluters and corporations. From Keystone XL lobbyists to Big Coal, corporations have polluted our atmosphere and our political process. Join us in fighting back.

350.org will lead a contingent of climate activists in the march, and we want you there with us. This is a permitted march (read: non-arrestable)

LOOK FOR THE BIG BLUE 350 FLAG to join the climate contingent! (or call Phil, 202. 556. 3350)

If any Care2 members attend this march, we’d love to see your pictures and hear your experience! Comment on this post or share pictures on our Facebook page.

 

Related Reading:

Five Ways To Support The ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Movement

Wall Street Protests: Police Brutality Caught On Tape [Video]

Hundreds Occupy Wall Street In Protest Of Broken Financial System

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11:14AM PDT on Oct 8, 2011

The 2 party system has become a gross failure. According to G. Washington, it shpould have been left in England. He advocated a ONE PARTY group of representatives to work out the development of America. He warned that a 2 party system would result in factions that would divide the country, being counterproductive. The Constitution provides for the removal of a tyrannical form of gov`t, which the so-called 2 party system has brought about, as corporatism has more influence than we the people. If this is true, then the only redemption for the existing gov`t would be to admit participation before the people by prosecuting ALL the white collar criminals who sanctioned the stealing of S.S. funds, Medicare funds, mortgage funds, education funds, etc. Rebellion is futile. SWEEPING REFORMATION is the logical, 21st century proceedure to turn the gov`t back to WE THE PEOPLE!!!!

8:29AM PDT on Oct 8, 2011

You are right on Roy M. It was my understanding all along that the Tea Party was inline with Occupy Wall Street. Perhaps it has been hijacked as well by the media with there interpretation of what the real issues are. They have been conditioned by their corporate owners to support and promote the 2 party system and to be loyal to one or the other therefore presenting their "viewpoint" of what the movements are about. They only know to designate as Republican or Democrat and thus project what wasn't there in the first place to the masses. Tea Party people should educate themselves without media bias by talking directly to you all. One suggestion...don't let your excellent foundations be taken from you by the machine that is seeking to make you Progressive Democrats because what I see from you is a very grassroots movement based on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights as written from the beginning. Bravo to you guys!

4:58PM PDT on Oct 7, 2011

The recently released New York declaration says "corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth".

That seems to be the idea behind much of the declaration and the movement, yet it is utterly wrong and ridiculous.

Corporations exist only because they, in fact, seek and get consent from customers. That is, the customers voluntarily decide to buy the corporation's goods and services.

A corporation cannot survive without the consent of their customers unless the corporation is a government owned or sanctioned monopoly. In that case, there is no consent sought or given.

However, some of the corporations on Wall Street (eg. Goldman Sachs) are crooked and have found ways (with the government's consent and involvement) to carry out their crooked schemes. That should be the focus of this movement, but it isn't.

9:26PM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

GO GO Occupy Wall street.

5:32PM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

I'm so proud of the courage and strength of the Occupy Wall Street protesters. They are standing up and nonviolently fighting for the meaning of democracy, "Political and social equality as opposed to inherited rights and privileges." If my health allowed I would physically join them. My spirit is there with them and I will continue to follow their journey via the internet.

1:24PM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

I think as many look in the mirror, they are beginning to realize that they are a 99%er too. The tidal wave of unity is over us.

11:25AM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

Steve R. just get on here to agitate. Ignore.

11:23AM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

It's times like this that makes me realize that we have not forgotten our roots and that our children have been listening all these years. They realize that the fight our grandparent and our parents fought still needs to be fought and they are not going to lay down and let others take them forgranted. This is true democracy from the bottom up. Not the coperate bought tea bags of the last election.

10:35AM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

Power to the People.....this is so wonderful and we in Canada will join you on October 15th! If change is going to happen, this will be the way.

10:35AM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

for those who proclaimed their Frankenstein's monster, the Grand Old Tea Party, was a real grass-roots movement, now it the time to take notes and understand the essence of a "real grass roots movement". you might also note that this grass roots movement has its sites set squarely on all you have been attempting to protect, deregulation of industry and banking, and the outsourcing of jobs and the general decline of the middle class that has culminated in the current generation being desribed as "lost".

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