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Time For The 99% To Occupy Wall Street, And For Wall Street To Stop Occupying Our Atmosphere

2011/10/14

Powerful words from Bill McKibbon and 350.org on Occupy Wall Street:

This morning, the folks standing up for the rest of us, and for a just and sustainable system, may be evicted from Zuccoti Square by a Canadian company, Brookfield Real Estate. Avaaz.org sent out a call yesterday to contact Mayor Bloomberg as well as Brookfield CEO Richard Clark, making it clear that their actions are under national and international scrutiny. The contact numbers are:

  • New York mayor Michael Bloomberg: +1-212-772-1081 ext 12006
  • Brookfield CEO Richard Clark: +1-212-417-7063
  • Brookfield US headquarters: +1-212-417-7000
  • Brookfield Canada headquarters: +1-416-369-2300
  • Brookfield Australia headquarters: +61-2-9322-2000

If you’d like to report your call on the Avaaz website, click here.

*Update*: Zuccotti Park clean-up scrapped,

According to an email sent at 11:33 p.m. Thursday, Brookfield’s chief executive officer Ric Clark told Holloway, “Based upon input from many, we have decided to postpone the cleaning operation for Zuccotti Park which is currently scheduled to commence at 7 a.m. tomorrow morning. “We now plan on deferring this work for a few days while we attempt to work out an arrangement with the protesters.” Click here for the full story on DNAinfo.com

 

 

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  1. 2011/10/16 11:32 am

    I’m so glad the protesters didn’t back down in the face of this tactic. It was both a strategic and rhetorical assault–the mayor was insinuating that the protesters are ‘dirty’, attempting to demean them at a basic level. Judging by yesterday’s events in New York (15,000-20,000 protester turnout, occupation of TImes Square, etc.), it looks like Bloomberg’s attempt didn’t net him much traction.

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