POCcupy Endorses “Occupy El Barrio”

Through full consensus on 11/2/11 POCcupy endorsed the following event:

Occupy El Barrio: Dignity is an Echo in the Heartbeat of the People

Movement for Justice in El Barrio invites you to “A Dialogue with Occupy El Barrio & Occupy Wall Street”

Monday, Nov. 7th @ 7pm
Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center
1680 Lexington Ave. btween 105th & 106th st
(6 train to 103rd st)

We will share our stories of resistance and memories of victory, as we bring to life our shared dreams of a world of justice, dignity and democracy. Movement for Justice in El Barrio is an immigrant- and people of color-led, grassroots community organization that fights for dignity and against neoliberal displacement from East Harlem to Chiapas and beyond. For more information contact at movementforjusticeinelbarrio@riseup.net

UPDATE: MR. HOSSAIN WAS GRANTED A YEAR-LONG STAY THANKS TO THE ACTION OF SO MANY OF YOU!!!THE MARCH AND RALLY HAVE THUS BEEN CANCELED!!Immigrants Are the 99%!
The People of Color Working Group is endorsing and supporting this action to stop the deportation of Ahmed Hossain. You can learn more about his story here and here. Please attend the rally on Tuesday and make sure to CALL Immigrations Custom Enforcement (ICE) - see phone numbers below- before Tuesday to demand that his deportation be suspended.
Please also, JOIN the facebook page.
SIGN THE Petition to stop Ahmed’s deportation:
Rally Outside the Deportation Hearing of Ahmed Hossain!
Tuesday, November 8
7:30am March From Liberty Park
8:00am Rally at 26 Federal Plaza*
9:00am Teach-In on Immigration
Rally organized by the Bangladeshi-American Community Council.
March and Teach-In Organized by Occupy Wall Street.
Ahmed Hossain is a father, a husband, a taxi driver, an actor and director, and a community activist. He is scheduled for deportation next Tuesday because of errors on the part of his former lawyer. If Ahmed is deported, he may not have access to necessary heart medication and his wife and two American-born children might lose their home.
Ahmed’s seven year old son Tanmoy keeps asking the same question: Why is his father being punished for a lawyer’s mistake? There is no good answer to Tanmoy’s question. A longtime resident with no criminal record, Ahmed Hossain is one of the people that immigration authorities claim to no longer be going after. They need to hear that we will not stand for this.
*Federal Plaza is at the corner of Broadway and Worth St. in downtown Manhattan. Take trains to Chambers St. or City Hall. 
BEFORE TUESDAY:
Call ICE to demand a halt to Ahmed’s deportation.
John Morton, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for ICE , 
(202) 732-3000, John.Morton@dhs.gov
Christopher Shanahan, NY ICE Field Office Director 
(212) 264-5085, (212) 264-4213, Christopher.shanahan@dhs.gov
For more info, contact dannykatch@gmail.com

UPDATE: MR. HOSSAIN WAS GRANTED A YEAR-LONG STAY THANKS TO THE ACTION OF SO MANY OF YOU!!!

THE MARCH AND RALLY HAVE THUS BEEN CANCELED!!

Immigrants Are the 99%!

The People of Color Working Group is endorsing and supporting this action to stop the deportation of Ahmed Hossain. You can learn more about his story here and here. Please attend the rally on Tuesday and make sure to CALL Immigrations Custom Enforcement (ICE) - see phone numbers below- before Tuesday to demand that his deportation be suspended.

Please also, JOIN the facebook page.

SIGN THE Petition to stop Ahmed’s deportation:

Rally Outside the Deportation Hearing of Ahmed Hossain!

Tuesday, November 8

7:30am March From Liberty Park

8:00am Rally at 26 Federal Plaza*

9:00am Teach-In on Immigration

Rally organized by the Bangladeshi-American Community Council.

March and Teach-In Organized by Occupy Wall Street.

Ahmed Hossain is a father, a husband, a taxi driver, an actor and director, and a community activist. He is scheduled for deportation next Tuesday because of errors on the part of his former lawyer. If Ahmed is deported, he may not have access to necessary heart medication and his wife and two American-born children might lose their home.

Ahmed’s seven year old son Tanmoy keeps asking the same question: Why is his father being punished for a lawyer’s mistake? There is no good answer to Tanmoy’s question. A longtime resident with no criminal record, Ahmed Hossain is one of the people that immigration authorities claim to no longer be going after. They need to hear that we will not stand for this.

*Federal Plaza is at the corner of Broadway and Worth St. in downtown Manhattan. Take trains to Chambers St. or City Hall.

BEFORE TUESDAY:

Call ICE to demand a halt to Ahmed’s deportation.

John Morton, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for ICE ,

(202) 732-3000, John.Morton@dhs.gov

Christopher Shanahan, NY ICE Field Office Director

(212) 264-5085, (212) 264-4213, Christopher.shanahan@dhs.gov

For more info, contact dannykatch@gmail.com

POCcupy endorses the National Day of Action for Occupy Oakland

We reached consensus for this statement at the 11/1/11 meeting:

"The People of Color Working Group for #OccupyWallStreet stands in solidarity with the people decolonizing/occupying Oakland. We denounce police brutality and stand for justice from coast to coast!"

 

http://workersoccupy.tumblr.com/post/12062354461/november-2nd-national-day-of-action-in-solidarity-with

If you missed Angela Davis speak at #OccupyWallStreet yesterday, you can watch her talk here. Enjoy!

Emergency POC Working Group Meeting, Tues Nov 1st 6:30PM

A Spokes-Council structure for Occupy Wall Street passed through modified consensus at Friday’s General Assembly.

At yesterday’s POCcupy meeting, we reached consensus to hold an emergency meeting to discuss what this means for our working group/caucus, before the first OWS Spokes-Council meeting (which will be held on Wednesday, Nov 2 at 7pm - when POCcupy usually meets).

Emergency POCcupy Meeting
Where: 60 Wall St (the Atrium)
When: 6:30 PM on Tues, Nov. 1
COME PREPARED: read this to familiarize yourself with the new structure.
See: http://www.nycga.net/spokes-council/

Join Us: Sat, Oct 22nd Healing Internalized Racism Workshop @ OWS

Gabriela Callender (from Mahina Movement, amongst other things) will be facilitating an anti-oppression workshop this Saturday, Oct 22nd at noon until 1 pm at OWS. It’ll be a participatory, experiential workshop on transforming oppression and healing internalized racism. 

Time: 12PM - 1PM (We will be starting on time)

Day: TODAY! Saturday, October 22nd

Location: Steps by the red modern art object on Cedar and Broadway, at Zuccotti Park

We encourage everyone to come and be a part of it!

Today @ 2pm: Walmart Workers Speak Out at OWS

http://www.nycga.net/events/event/walmart-worker-teach-in-immediate-action/


Walmart Workers Demand Respect! STOP CORPORATE GREED

THURSDAY OCTOBER 20 at 2 PM

Teach In at Liberty Park with Walmart Workers

**Immediate action on Walmart in NYC will be announced**


The Waltons, the family that built Walmart’s global empire, are the .0000001% richest

And Walmart’s 2.1 million associates worldwide are the 99%

___________________________________________________________________


Workers have formed an organization, OUR Walmart: Organization United for Respect at Walmart, to fight back and stand up for their rights at the world’s largest private employer.

  • Sam Walton’s daughter, the heiress to the Walmart fortune, is the tenth richest person in America, and 21st richest in the world.
  • Walmart Associates are the life-blood of Walmart, and yet they are not treated with respect.
  • Walmart’s CEO Mike Duke took home $18.7 million dollars last year, the same year they cut profit sharing for employees.
  • According to a recent study, Walmart can easily afford to pay its workers a living wage but chooses not to.

The Other Campaign at OWS: Solidarity w/ Zapatista Communities under Attack

THE OTHER CAMPAIGN NEW YORK AT OCCUPY WALL ST.

SOLIDARITY WITH ZAPATISTA COMMUNITIES UNDER ATTACK

This Wednesday, October 19, at 6:30 p.m. a delegation from Movement for Justice in El Barrio, The Other Campaign New York, will be present at Liberty Plaza to share an urgent message on the Zapatista (EZLN) support base communities, which are presently suffering some of the most aggressive attacks in recent years.

Headed by government officials and political party-backed paramilitary groups, these severe attacks seek to destroy the autonomy and self-determination that the indigenous Zapatista communities have constructed and sustained for nearly two decades. This Wednesday, members of Movement will speak on the grave situation and make an urgent call to all good-hearted people of New York to attend this presentation and stand in solidarity with the Zapatistas here in New York City.

An adherent to the Zapatista-initiated The Other Campaign, Movement for Justice in El Barrio is an immigrant-led, grassroots organization that fights for dignity and against neoliberal displacement from East Harlem to Chiapas and beyond. For more information, please email them at movementforjusticeinlebarrio@yahoo.com.

Where: At the Occupy Wall St. General Assembly, Liberty Plaza (Zucotti Park), corner of Broadway and Liberty St.

When: 6:30 p.m.

LA OTRA CAMPAÑA NUEVA YORK EN OCCUPA WALL ST.
SOLIDARIDAD CON LAS BASES DE APOYO ZAPATISTAS

Este miércoles, el 19 de octubre, a las 6:30 pm una delegación del Movimiento por Justicia del Barrio, La Otra Campaña Nueva York, estarán presentes en el la Plaza Libertad para compartir un mensaje urgente sobre las bases de apoyo del Zapatistas y los ataques agresivos que están enfrentando actualmente.

Encabezados por funcionarios del mal gobierno y grupos de choque paramilitares apoyados por los partidos politicos, estos graves ataques buscan destruir la autonomía y libre-determinación que las comunidades indígenas zapatistas han construido y sostenido por casi dos decadas. Este miércoles, integrantes del Movimiento hablarán sobre la situación y hacen un llamado urgente a todas las personas de buen corazón de Nueva York a que nos acompañen en esta presentación para solidarizarse con l@s Zapatistas.

Adherente a La Otra Campaña, iniciada por l@s Zapatistas, Movimiento por Justicia del Barrio es una organización comunitaria de inmigrantes que lucha por dignidad y en contra del desplazamiento neoliberal desde el Este de Harlem hasta Chiapas y más allá. Para más información, comunicate con movimientoporjusticiadelbarrio@yahoo.com.

Lugar: Ubicación de la Asamblea General de Ocupa Wall St., en la esquina de Broadway y Liberty, Parque Zucotti (Plaza Libertad).

Hora: 6:30 p.m.

Update to Sun, 10/16 minutes

Minutes from this past Sunday’s meeting have been updated to include the group structure discussed.   Please scroll to see changes:

http://pococcupywallstreet.tumblr.com/post/11600068048/people-of-color-working-group-minutes-sun-oct-16th