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OCCUPY WALL ST WEST: DAYLONG NONVIOLENT MASS OCCUPATION
Date Friday January 20
Time 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
SF Financial District - Go to the orientation site by the ice skating rink at Bradley Manning/Justin Herman Plaza beginning at 6:00 am — and throughout the entire day — for info and to plug in.
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorOccupy SF
Emailaction [at] occupywallstwest.org
What?

A day of mass action centered in the SF Financial District involving mass occupation, mobilization, nonviolent direct action and disobedience.
We ask people, groups, movements and communities from San Francisco, the Bay Area and across California to self-organize and take action with us to disrupt business-as-usual—either at a bank or corporation where you are drawn to act or at one initiated by other participants.
Many ways to participate without risk of arrest!
There will be an all-day orientation site at Bradley Manning/Justin Herman Plaza where unaffiliated folks can get information, including where and how to plug into actions, with mobilization times at 6:00 am (Wall St. West starts when Wall St. East starts!), 12:00 noon and 5:00 pm.
We call on the Occupy movements and the 99% across the region to join us.

Why?

To end corporate personhood! Corporations are NOT people; Money is NOT speech. January 20th is the anniversary eve of the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling, which further privileged corporations over people in our Constitution.
To expose how Wall St. operates in our midst, attacking our communities, homes, livelihoods, education, environment, democracy, and health.
To demand that banks stop foreclosing on our neighbors and evicting them from their homes for profit.
To contribute to ongoing community fights for social and economic justice against banks and corporations.
To build and mobilize a broad-based, strategic mass movement asserting the people power of the 99% in San Francisco, the Bay Area, California and the region.
How?

DON’T GO TO — OR WALK OUT OF — WORK AND SCHOOL. No Business as Usual!
FORM/JOIN AN ACTION GROUP: Organize an action/affinity group with friends, neighbors, classmates, congregation and/or co-workers. We encourage you to organize an action group in your own community or with folks who share common interests or identities.
You may also meet people to form or join a group with at a Nonviolent Occupy Direct Action Training (more info later in this document) or by networking throughMeetup.
These groups can take action, do education and outreach, etc. in their own communities and neighborhoods in addition to supporting mass actions and occupations and staying organized for the long haul. Please send a spokesperson from your group to the weekly Occupy SF Action Council Meeting to coordinate.
If you want to let others know that your group is participating and about the actions you are planning, we encourage you to do so!
PREPARE: Participate in a two-hour Nonviolent Occupy Direct Action Training to prepare, find out more and maybe meet up with folks to form or join an affinity group. National Lawyers Guild will sponsor Know Your Rights Trainings.
ORIENT: Go to the orientation site by the ice skating rink at Bradley Manning/Justin Herman Plaza beginning at 6:00 am — and throughout the entire day — for info and to plug in.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jan 10th, 2012 12:58 PM

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