99 Pickets is an initiative of Occupy Wall Street that uses a range of tactics: pickets, rallies, write-in campaigns, calls to action from around NYC, like the ones listed below.
We strive to connect the dots between seemingly isolated conflicts, using worker-driven, creative action to draw attention to the common struggles of people across the city. From Twitter storms to bike swarms, we're reinventing the way people gather to speak truth to power.
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Another world is possible. Let’s build it together!
-- from the ‘Your Inbox: Occupied’ team
No Matter What Your Issue, If You Follow the Money....All Roads Lead to Wall Street.
This week’s action: Check out the #S17 Call to Action video and share with your communities!
Occupy these Actions and Assemblies
Wednesday, August 8th, 5:00pm
Occupy Gracie Mansion
Gracie Mansion, 1670 York Ave, New York
The Occupy Wall Street Disability Caucus invites you to a non-violent protest action open to all who wish to publicly show their dissent regarding Mayor Bloomberg’s policies against all marginalized groups.
Wednesday, August 8, 9:00pm
99 Pickets Justice for Jazz Artists March
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, 10 Columbus Circle #5
Though an important part of NYC’s cultural heritage, even highly successful jazz musicians live precariously, often growing old in poverty. Musicians’ voices must be heard. See the Justice for Jazz Artists website for more information on the campaign.
Thursday, August 9th, 6:00pm
Wordpress Training for Activists
33 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
We will be discussing Wordpress: how to set up a site, configure it, and start using it. We will then take what we have learned and work on existing projects like s17nyc.org. Please bring your questions, issues, and projects. RSVP on the Facebook page or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, August 9th, 7:30pm
Occupy Open Spaces
Zuccotti Park, Between Broadway & Liberty St.
A conversational space for continuing discussions of the NYC General Assembly.
Friday, August 10th, 2pm
99 Pickets Wheels 4 Workers
Join 32BJ SEIU workers and their supporters for the RIDE FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM — a bike ride to protest real estate developers like T.F. Cornerstone who are denying their largely immigrant service workers the security, retirement, safety-training and advancement opportunities afforded to 55,000 building workers in NYC. For just $2/hour per worker more, Cornerstone could stop this destructive race to the bottom.
Meet us at the starting line for the send off! Or get on your bike and make the ride!
2:00 – 3:30pm: Rally at Cornerstone’s HQ at 387 Park Ave South, Manhattan
3:30 – 4:30pm: Ride to Long Island City
4:30 – 6:00pm: Rally at Cornerstone: 4720 Center Blvd, Long Island City
Friday, August 10th, 2pm
Food for Thought Film Series
La Casita, 414 45th Street, Brooklyn
Occupy/Occupemos Sunset Park continues its series with two films on urban financial crises and how people fought back against them. "TIGHTEN YOUR BELTS, BITE THE BULLET," from 1981, and "PEOPLE'S FIREHOUSE #1" from 1979.
Saturday, August 11th, 11:00am-7:00pm
Occupy Town Square - Astoria/Long Island City
Astoria Park, 21 Hoyt Avenue North, Queens
Occupy Astoria LIC invites you to Occupy Town Square: a traveling celebration of free assembly. There will be a potluck picnic from 12-2pm, a swap-market, music, dance, teach-ins, storytelling and exchanging ideas about our neighborhood & our city
Saturday, August 11th, 11:30am
Broadcast of Occupy Brooklyn TV!
On the web and on TV: all NYC, Verizon: Channel 43; In Brooklyn: Time Warner channel 35, Cablevision channel 68, RCN channel 83
Don’t miss Occupy Public Access TV’s first show! News and views from the international people’s resistance will be available both online and on TV.
Sunday, August 12, 12:00pm-4:00pm
S17 Work Session
33 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
Got some work to do for S17? Join teams from across OWS as we work on all the exciting stuff that needs doing for S17: websites, volunteer coordination, calendar updates, prep for the Monday Spokes meeting and anything else.
Sunday, August 12, 4:00pm
The People’s Puppets of OWS Present: Jack and the Corporate Beanstalk
American Park in Greenpoint (Franklin St. between Milton St. & Noble St., Brooklyn)
Jack goes to college for a better future but realizes after being saddled with debt that she’s still at the mercy of the Corporate Giant. In this puppet music spectacle the audience is encouraged to get involved and help Jack take back the Golden Goose for the 99%.
Tuesday, August 14, 6:30 pm
American Autumn Film Screening
Church of the Redeemer, 30-14 Crescent Street at 30th Avenue
Occupy Astoria LIC presents the Occu-Doc American Autumn as part of their ‘Documentaries for the 99%’ series. This Occupy movie is a powerfully unique one, as described by David Swanson: “We now have a film of our own. This is not amateur hour. This is a movie as well made, in technical terms, as any Hollywood blockbuster with Pentagon funding. But this is a movie with us in it."
Friday, August 17th, Midnight Every Night until September 16th
#YesWeCamp 2.0 #PACAttack
Join for a month of tactical #SleepfulProtests starting August 16th and culminating on the eve of Occupy Wall Street’s one-year-anniversary on September 16th. Assemble at #OccupyUnionSq for Eviction Theater to connect with sleeping groups each night at Midnight.
Saturday, August 18th, 2:00pm
4th Feminist General Assembly
Harlem Meer, Central Park - 110th St.
This will be a Feminist General Assembly focusing on the struggles of People of Color. We will work on actions to combat racial and economic injustice. Everyone is invited, allies welcome!
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