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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.

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 13
th, 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 Apollo
Director/Organizer
O.W.S. Special Projects Affinity Group



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TAX the RICH Friday! November 24th 2017

TAX the RICH Friday!

November 24th 2017-New York NY.

In NYC on Friday November 24th, formerly Black Friday - now "Tax the Rich" Friday-A small but dedicated group came together to protest the proposed republican tax cuts for the super wealthy and to demand a redistribution of wealth BACK to the middle class and the poor.

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Wall St and Corporations have decided that they need yet another tax cut, and the government is going to give it to them.

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Photo By Mark Apollo/Hashtag Occupy Media

So it's more yachts and mansions for the super-wealthy, more poverty and income insecurity for the rest of us.

(NOT ANYMORE! We will be protesting one of the worst criminal banks - donor to both the Democratic and Republican parties - CHASE CRIMINAL BANK. We will protest outside their corporate Headquarters in midtown Manhattan, demanding NO TAX CUTS FOR THE ONE PERCENT!)


WE are protesting a rigged economy. WE are protesting the one percent. WE are protesting capitalism.

WE will demand a massive and transformational redistribution of wealth BACK to the middle class, working class, and the poor.

There will be a number of follow up actions taking place over the next few weeks and into 2018.

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Donation for Office Desk Space and Legal Mailing Address

Urgent Rent fundraiser for "OWS Special Projects Affinity Group's"  Desk Space and Address

Purpose: Donation for Office Desk Space and Legal Mailing Address
Located at: 225 Broadway New York N.Y. 10007

Donation Link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=Q8HVTEQWVKDCE

Currently we are paying $90 per month for Desk Space and Legal Mailing Address of the Organization.  Due to a number of set backs over the last few month we have fallen behind and are requesting help with bring our rent up to date.  The total Amount Due is $350 for the months of : Aug, Sept, Oct and Nov  of 2017

I Know this is alot to ask and i would not be putting out this request if it were not urgent!

Example: If 30 people were to donate $12 each we would be able to bring rent up to date.

Every donation counts and adds up so please give what you can!
Solidarity Forever! Mark Apollo!

Donation Link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=Q8HVTEQWVKDCE

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HEDGE FUND PROTESTERS-Call for Cancellation of PR Debt Rally

HEDGE FUND PROTESTERS-Call for Cancellation of PR Debt Rally

October 20th 2017-New York, N.Y. USA-Hedge Fund Protesters rally to confront hedge fund billionaire Seth Klarman at the Robin Hood investor conference in New York City.

Activist outside Robin Hood investors conference at 50 Varick Street in New York City, to confront hedge fund manager and billionaire Seth Klarman who is be honored at the event today.  The group is calling on Seth Klarman to drop his substantial holdings of Puerto Rico debt. 

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No Muslim Ban Ever Rally and March-Washington DC-October 18th 2017

No Muslim Ban Ever Rally and March-Washington DC

No Muslim Ban Ever March-11:30AM to 4:00PM Lafayette Square, Washington D.C. USA Thousands descended on Washington D.C. today, in the on going fight against President Donald Trumps attempt to push though a travel ban.

The march today was meant to counter a new travel ban that was set to go into effect today, but was blocked on Tuesday by a federal Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii. Despite the temporary halt of the travel ban, organizers felt it was still important and vital to go forward with the march to let Trump, Washington and the world know that the will stand and fight any attempt by Trump to institute a ban at every turn. #NoNuslimBan #NoMuslimBanEver #Protest #rally #News #media #MarkApollo #HashtagOccupyMedia #WashintonDC #Newsfootage #LiveNews #TravelBan #USA © Mark Apollo/Hashtag Occupy Media - hashtagoccupymedia@gmail.com - 347-951-9744

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NEW YORK CITY MARCH AND RALLY IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE VICTIMS OF THE LAS VEGAS MASSACRE

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OCCUPY WALL STREET'S PHILOSOPHER-IN-RESIDENCE ON THE FUTURE OF THE MOVEMENT QUOTES July 30, 2015

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Are the constant call for demands frustrating?

People need to understand that there’s not going to be a cohesive set of demands like we’re accustomed to. There’s a deliberate effort to not be quickly part of an identifiable band of the political spectrum. The movement has demands—it has too many. But because there are no channels for the substance of the demands to get through, the number one demand has become to shape up the system. The movement has provided the energy for civil society groups to proactively have demands and endorse this moment by acting.

It’s not the movement’s job to have demands. If you think you’re part of the 99 percent, it’s your job; you should do your part to endorse this movement. You know what your demands are, so do it for your own constituency. Congress, legislate for the 99 percent. Congress, occupy your agenda with the right items and demands. Labor unions, do what you’re supposed to do for your members. Civil society groups, be more effective, and don’t just sleep and then collect your dues and raise money during Christmas. I’m not trivializing their effort, but they need to have their agendas help the 99 percent.

On a more personal level, what are the occupiers struggling with?

I can’t say this without crying: These people are hurt badly. They thought they were going to highlight a dysfunctional democracy and the social and economic injustice that’s in front of us, but they didn’t know they’d have to fight for their first amendment rights. Thousands of people are in jail, and many more have been beaten. And now they don’t have time to heal. It took me 10 years and the birth of my oldest daughter to allow myself to cry and get over the trauma of Tiananmen and really talk about it. So right now, the work that’s most needed here is healing—it’s not getting stuff done. It’s taking care of yourself, organizing yourself before organizing others. It’s putting the oxygen mask on yourself before putting it on your children.

Why now? What made us suddenly open our eyes to social and economic injustice?

I don’t know, but thank god it happened. It took 30 years, but thank goodness it happened.

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