Thursday, October 13, 2011

Call To Action: Occupy Wall Street Under Threat

A colleague of mine, Marvin Bing, sent this email to me this evening about what's going on in NYC. As many of you are aware, Bloomberg is threatening to clear out Zuccotti Park tomorrow morning at 6 A.M.

Here's what he wrote:

Hi  –

Tomorrow the Mayor of New York and the City’s police department will use taxpayers' money  to forcibly remove American citizens from Zuccotti Park, where they are peacefully assembled now in protest against the corrupt relationship between Wall Street and the government.

The Mayor is taking this action after receiving a letter of complaint from Brookfield Properties, the owners of the park.

The mayor’s girlfriend Diana Taylor is on the Board of Directors of Brookfield Properties.If the Occupy Wall Street protestors return to the park, they - and presumably all  future visitors to the park - will not be able to do any of the following:

-       Lie down on the ground;
-       Lie down on a bench;
-       Put any covering on the property (note to future picnicners, your picnic blanket will be confiscated) .

If this offends your American sensibilities, please call Brookfield Properties CEO Ric Clark at 212-417-7000 to tell him that you don’t appreciate his company interfering in the Free Speech rights of American citizens.

If Ric is not available, you should call Melissa Coley, VP of Investor Relations at 212-417-7215 or email her at

You can also come to Zuccotti Park tomorrow morning at 6 a.m. to stand with the protesters. Spread this as far as you can. . .

Related Links

"Occupy Austin: More than Just a Bouquet of Freedom Flowers," Seriously Subversive, Hypervocal (Oct. 13, 2011)

"Conversation With First Tier Toilet About Occupy Wall Street," AEM (Oct. 13, 2011)

"Wall Street Journal Snoozes, But Apparently Wakes Up To See The Connection Between #OWS and Student Loan Debt," AEM (Oct. 13, 2011)

"Powerful Image: College Professor Denouncing Student Loan Debt," AEM (Oct. 12, 2011)

"Barbara Ehrenreich: 'The Guys in the 1% Brought This On,'" AEM (Oct. 12, 2011)

"Youth Across the World Denouncing Neoliberalism, the Politics of Hate, and Casino Capitalism," AEM (Oct. 11, 2011)

"We are the 99 Percent Tumblr: 17-year-old Indentured Educated Girl," AEM (Oct. 11, 2011)

"Fox News: Poll About Wall Street (#OWS)," AEM (Oct. 10, 2011)

"Data and Ideology of the We are the 99% Tumblr," AEM (Oct. 9, 2011)

"Most Amazing Image Today: World War II Veteran Supports Occupy Wall Street," AEM (Oct. 9, 2011)

"Another Platform for the Indentured Educated Class: Seriously Subversive," AEM (Oct. 6. 2011)

"Heading to Austin and Raising More Funds," AEM (Oct. 6, 2011)

"[UPDATED] Latest: Cops Beating Protesters at Occupy Wall Street Protest," AEM (Oct. 5, 2011)

"Please Donate - Let Me Represent You," AEM (Oct. 4, 2011)

"Occupy Wall Street, the Obama Campaign, and Everybody Else on the Hill," AEM (Oct. 3, 2011)

"Gregory Warner at NPR's Marketplace Discusses Occupy Wall Street And Student Loan Debt,"  AEM (Oct. 3, 2011)

"The Simpsons: Capturing the Zeigeist (Plus some notes about Occupy America and AEM's Fall Itinerary)," AEM (Oct 2, 2011)

"Occupy Sallie Mae," AEM (Oct. 1, 2011)

"Occupy Wall Street Movement Gets Support of Cornel West, Russell Simmons, Lupe Fiasco," The (September 30, 2011)

"'Occupy Wall Street' Becomes Nationwide Movement," The (Sept. 27, 2011)

"Occupy Wall Street - Tweet About Student Loan Debt And Medical Debt," AEM (Sept. 25, 2011)

"Dustin Slaughter's Picture: 'In Debt? You're Not Alone,'" AEM (Sept. 19, 2011)

"Occupy Wall Street - Begins Tomorrow, Sept. 17th," AEM (Sept. 16, 2011)

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