On September 17th 2011,
A group of people sat down in a park in Lower Manhattan and opened up a space to imagine a new world. We began to share food, clothing, shelter, and knowledge. We sought refuge in the shell of a concrete jungle, and found community. Our actions inspired people around the globe to rise up in solidarity, and for the first time in history, we realized that we are all connected. Though the original occupations have crushed by the weight of systemic repression, co-optation of our message, and violent force — Occupy cannot be stopped — not by any of this. It is a collective unleashing of anger and frustration at a dying capitalist system that points toward a new world we are creating this world together.
The Revolution Keeps On Turning
Tomorrow, we mark the beginning of our second year by looking back on our successes, the challenges that brought us together, and the great berth of work lies ahead of us. At 7AM, we converge on Wall Street to shut down the source of all our grievances with The People's Wall.
From there, we release our rage, desire and dreams and fill the streets of the Financial District with 99 Revolutions in a free-flowing decentralized spiral radiating outward from our desire to enact our visions for a better world we can create and manifest together.
At 11AM we convene in an assembly to strategically assess our options on how to move forward, and use the direct democratic process to decide how we can come together to fill this day with vibrant, empowering actions centered around the issues that connect the us all.
September 17th. Bring your friends. Bring your dreams. Leave behind the remnants of dying system that has never worked for us, because it was never designed to. Bring a fire burning in your heart with love and rage and an uncompromising drive to reject the notion that we must acquiesce to the never-ending dirge of debt, deception, austerity, and corruption of our democracy. These are our streets, we will fill them with our hearts, boots, and bodies. This is our future, we will take them back. This is our city, and we will occupy it.
Out of the parks, into the streets.Make Liberty Square everywhere.
OCCUPY WALL STREET
Year Two Starts Now.
Our #S17 anniversary weekend has been going fantastically so far. Indeed, the educational and celebratory events on Saturday and Sunday speak to the best of what we do, exhibiting the cultural revolution we are reaping while exemplifying how ‘Another World is Possible’.
And as we prepare for a day of resistance and liberation on the one year mark for when Occupy Wall Street began, we will embody the first half of that chant: ‘We Are Unstoppable’.
The Mayor of Wall Street’s ‘private army’ is already making their presence violently known; we don't yet know the degree to which they will trample on our rights to peaceably assemble in protest of the 1%.
But this is our city, our world, our future, and we will occupy it. Be the change. Join us.
All Roads Lead to Wall Street
If possible, please attend the Action Trainings and Tactical Walk Through on Sunday and definitely check out our Tactical Map to prepare for the day.
7am -Assemble at convergence points to prepare for actions
99% Bloc – Zuccotti Park including Occupy Faith & the OWS Labor Alliance
Ecology Bloc – South Ferry/Staten Island Terminal
Education Bloc – South Street Seaport
Strike Debt Bloc – 55 Water St/Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza
7:30 am - Actions: The People’s Wall and 99 Revolutions
10am - Storm Wall Street: An ecologically themed convergence for a sustainable future @ Bowling Green
11:15 - Spokescouncil @ Bowling Green
12pm – 5pm - 99 Solutions: Open space for assemblies, art making and conversation @ Liberty or Foley Sq
12pm – 1pm - The 99% Returns to Wall Street Assembly @ Liberty or Foley Sq
2pm - Debt Assembly/Speakout @ South Ferry/Staten Island Terminal
6pm – 8pm: Popular Assembly @ Foley Square
Suggested #S17 Tweets from @OccupyWallStNYC
Wherever you are you can join us in person or in mind for #OWS's #S17 anniversary! Go to http://ow.ly/dHCi0 for details
Tell the Mayor of Wall Street to put away his violent white shirts, guns & chemical agents for #S17 http://ow.ly/dHDq3
Watch #S17 live! Here are some #OWS livestreamers to follow: @StopMotionSolo @OccupyEye @TimCast @Occupied_Air. #SocialTV