O.W.S. Special Projects Affinity Group. (O.W.S. S.P.A.G.)

Philosophy: (It’s not the movement’s job to have demands. If you think you’re part of the 99 percent, it’s your job!)

Mission: To Organize, Educate, Inform, Engage, Empower and Mobilize individuals, communities, and organizations in the struggle to end austerity measures and build a society rooted in consensus-building, horizontal decision-making, and economic justice for all.  Focused on: Social. Political, Economic and Environmental Justice. 

What We Do: We focus on developing and implementing  grassroots actions, mobilizations, training and outreach-though internal and external projects and programs.  The areas of focus are Social. Political, Economic and Environmental Justice related issues on the local and state level. 

Plus supporting campaigns developed by those with-in the O.W.S. and occupy network and our sister organizations.

Our History: O.W.S. Special Projects Affinity Group or (S.P.A.G.). was Founded in November 2011, and  initially was composed of members from O.W.S. working groups, and non work group members, that were and are supporters of the core objectives of the Occupy Wall Street action. O.W.S. and Occupy Movement.

Projects that the group initially dealt with were those that fall outside the frame work of a single work group and required quick action to implement and those that would be hampered by the normal process within most work groups at the time.


 Organizers in New York City, Albany and Washington DC


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    Over 700 protest Trump and GOP at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs West Virginia

    On January 31st to February 1st, OWS Special Projects Affinity Group (OWS SPAG), New York Community's For Change (NYCC) and other groups and people from around the country headed down to White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.  Were President Donald Trump and the Republican GOP were meeting at The Greenbrier retreat to plan and map out there  2018 agenda and plan for the up coming midterm elections.   Thanks to Groups on the ground in West Virginia and Center for Popular Democracy (CPD), we were able to make this happen, we wanted to make are voices heard not just by those inside the walls of the Greenbrier Retreat but by the media, the core message which we wanted to send was plan and clear "HANDS OFF" our Dreamers, our Healthcare, our Children, our Education, our Social Security, that we will not be silent and stand by while they strip away our freedoms and liberties one by one turning there backs upon the constitution they have sworn to uphold and protest, putting party and corporate interest before people and that come November 2018 We will make our voices heard in the polling booths across America! Demonstrators came from all across the county to attend, they began the day at a near by staging area set up at a local park then proceeded to march to the gates were a speak-out took place with people telling there stories at the gates, which were blocked and guarded by State Police.  A number of hose attending Trumps GOP meeting could be seen arriving on The Greenbrier green shuttle buses, during the speak-out. Post by mark.apolloa. This action is one of many taking place every day around the nation too reclaim our democracy, our freedom and liberties which  are under attack from the Trump administration and the GOP.   JOIN THE FIGHT FOR LIBERTY AND JUSTICE NOW!!!!
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    Join the Replace NAFTA Thunderclap and help fight job outsourcing

    Letter to Members NAFTA helped corporations outsource one million middle-class American jobs and grab $390,000,000 in taxpayer funds by attacking U.S., Mexican and Canadian laws before tribunals of corporate lawyers. The terms of this massive corporate power grab are now being renegotiated, with talks scheduled December 11th-16th in Washington, D.C. NAFTA must be replaced with a new deal that puts people and the planet before corporations. But a mighty corporate coalition wants NAFTA 2.0 to revive the worst elements of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. You can make the difference.   Help #ReplaceNAFTA using social media – join this Thunderclap and rock Congress. NAFTA renegotiation's are happening behind closed doors with 500 corporate advisors granted special access and the public locked out.   The corporations are fighting to preserve the special powers in NAFTA that make it easier for CEOs and companies to outsource jobs to Mexico and to attack our laws before panels of corporate lawyers who can order unlimited payments of our tax dollars to foreign corporations.   NAFTA lacks enforceable labor and environmental standards so companies can move U.S. jobs to Mexico to pay workers poverty wages, dump toxins and then import those products back to the U.S. for sale. Workers in Mexico and the U.S. lose while corporate profits soar.   Since NAFTA, Mexico’s already low wages are down 9 percent and U.S. wages are flat, while the price of everything has risen. Unless we rewrite NAFTA, NAFTA will keep giving the green light to corporations to outsource American jobs, pushing down wages. That’s why on December 13th, a nationwide coalition of labor, environmental, consumer, faith and farm groups are holding a #ReplaceNAFTA Call-in Day urging Congress to demand that NAFTA renegotiations put people ahead of corporations by:   including labor, environmental and climate provisions with swift and certain enforcement of fundamental international standards to raise wages for all workers and protect the planet, and removing NAFTA’s investor protections that promote job outsourcing.   Help promote the #ReplaceNAFTA Call-in Day over Facebook, Twitter and other social media with Thunderclap.   Thunderclap is a tool that allows thousands of people to sign up so that a message is sent from their social media platforms at a set date and time. The corporations have millions to spend getting their message out. We the people can beat them by harnessing the networks we already have to get the word out.   Just follow the easy instructions and Thunderclap will automatically send a message you approve on your chosen social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and/or Tumblr) promoting the #ReplaceNAFTA Call-in Day on December 13th.   Join the Thunderclap now.  PS: We will be following up with an email on the day of the action as well!Also on December 13th, #ReplaceNAFTA Presser/Rally with Senator Bernie Sanders: Sen. Sanders office has confirmed 11:00am ET for the event but we are waiting for final confirmation on the room in the Senate. Those looking to take part as an individual or as a group or organization please feel free to message us as soon as possible so we can coordinate things.Thank you for all you do.Solidarity Forever! Mark ApolloDirector/OrganizerO.W.S. Special Projects Affinity Group
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