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About: Occupy D.C. is a NON-VIOLENT, PEACEFUL solidarity occupation for all our brothers and sisters fighting the good fight at Occupy Wall Street. We believe in human needs over corporate greed. The 99% are suffering due to corrupt politics, plutocracy replacing our so-called democracy, and outsourcing of much-needed jobs to other countries. It's time to rise up and FIGHT BACK!

We are located in McPherson Square @ 15th & K Street and plan on staying their indefinitely. General Assemblies held everyday @ 6PM. JOIN US!

Twitter - @OccupyKSt and @OccupyDCNeeds

Email - contact@occupydc.org and occupywashdc@gmail.com
revolutionandreform:

An uplifting message

revolutionandreform:

An uplifting message

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Day 26. Occupy DC marches in solidarity with Occupy Oakland and Occupy Chicago on DC City Hall on the night of October 26, 2011.

Oops!

I’m sorry for the controversial post. PLEASE don’t judge ODC by what I wrote. I am just one person running this tumblr and it was completely irresponsible of me to make it come across as if ODC endorsed that message. I have no right to speak on behalf of the whole camp. I was not expecting this to turn into a firestorm or heated battle.

I didn’t mean to rub anyone the wrong way. I was trying to get the message across that we must stand united. I understand that people are being demeaned all across the country, whether they are a part of the movement or not. I was not trying to say that someone being discriminated against is “whining”. Please do not caricature my words.

I am a minority. Actually, a double minority. I’m tired of seeing people pitted against each other. I want it to stop. I’m tired of people pointing fingers at each other. I want it to stop. I obviously have a different perspective from some of you and that’s okay. I didn’t mean to come across as patronizing, that’s not who I am.

If you’d like to discuss things further with me, email me. occupywashdc[at]gmail[dot]com. I’d love to have a more in-depth discussion with you!

-A.M-

BTW, OccupyDC is an amazing encampment. Don’t condemn the whole event because of something I personally, said. That would be wrong and unfair. Also, many minorities are a part of our camp, are important, and extremely active. We undoubtedly, stand in solidarity with people from all walks of life.

Remember, remember: Nov. 5th is Bank Transfer Day!

edenafterdeath:

Close your account with your local large, faceless devil. 

Switch to your friendly local Credit Union. 

Hit them where it really hurts.

“Too big to fail” was actually misquoted, what they meant was: “The bigger they are, the harder they fall.”

(Source: omnipatent)

rosinhabela:

This is the first general strike in over 50 years! If you are able, DO IT!

rosinhabela:

This is the first general strike in over 50 years! If you are able, DO IT!

(via occupywallstreet)

occupyonline:

Aloe Blacc explains why he’s calling upon us to Occupy Your Wallets.  

Something every one of us has power to do is choose not to spend your money to support corrupt businesses.

Name 5 companies that you’ll boycott for 6months #occupyurwallet and put it online so that companies can search how many people are boycotting. Enough people participate, companies will be forced to change or at the very least listen.

(Source: mayajupiter, via occupyonline)

btgrages:

The Daily Beast: 10 Angriest Cities
The ten angriest cities according to the Daily Beast concerning the Occupation. Denver is #1.

occupywashdc:

Washington, D.C. is #8

btgrages:

The Daily Beast: 10 Angriest Cities

The ten angriest cities according to the Daily Beast concerning the Occupation. Denver is #1.

occupywashdc:

Washington, D.C. is #8

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7 year old does what CNN can’t

While FOX, CNN etc. were still scratching their heads seemingly trying to figure out what it’s all about, seven year old Celia Cooley visits McPherson Square in Washington DC to see for herself… and in the process, discovers why the revolution will never be televised.

Link -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x12iOQYY0w8

Submitted by: Mark Cooley

(via occupynorfolk)

ASL services to be provided at OccupyDC!

Renee Wood and a few others from Gallaudet University will be at Occupy DC on November 1st, 2011 (our one-month anniversary!!) to provide American Sign Language translation help for those who are deaf or hearing-impaired.

They will be with us all day from 10AM-9PM. If you have deaf/hearing-impaired loved ones and friends who would be interested in coming down next Tuesday, PLEASE pass on this information to them. Thank you!

A LOT happening this Weekend!

OccupyDC will undertake an action in protest of corporate profiteering on student loans. We will be working in conjunction with OccupyColleges and with students from among the diverse and numbered DC Metropolitan area universities and institutes of higher education.

The action will commence from McPherson Square at 3PM and the final destination will be announced upon the beginning of the March.

We assure you the targeted institution is valid and important to this issue and you will not be disappointed, however we mustn’t tip them off ahead of time.

So, Got Student Debt?

Sympathize with those who do? Come join us this Friday Oct 28th at 3PM.

Music: Local Hip Hop collective The Carry Out Productions (http://www.thecarryout.net/p/events.html) plan to bring down amps and do a peformance on Friday after the GA. They regularly bring out between 50 and 200 people to events both in venues and in street corner performances. The cypher will hosted by artist Stef IsDope (http://stef.bandcamp.com/album/menace-to-sobriety-2-the-re-up). They will bring a lot of local flavor to occupy DC that will hopefull extend beyond a single performance.


Direct Action: Robin Hood Tax Global Solidarity March. We will be meeting at McPherson Square to participate in a march to two locations in D.C., showing our community what type of world we want to live in. There will be two trainings on taxing 1% from financial transactions from around the world and taxing the rich. We need help with “constructing” this world. We want to “build” a hospital, green space, museum, school etc. Please come down to McPherson before Saturday to find ways to help. If you are artsy/creative, WE WANT YOU!


Activity: The Occupy K Street Pumpkin Carving is set for this Saturday, Oct. 29, 3:30-6:00 PM.  It’s on the Occupy DC calendar.  We have a definite donation of 20-30 pumpkins, but could use more, so bring one if if you can!  We also need knives and spoons for carving/scooping, and tea lights/small candles for lighting. (We just want to make sure that the candles we use are the kinds that can’t tip over — that’s why those little tea lights or votive candles might be best.)
We have many teach-ins and workshops set up for this weekend. PLEASE look at our daily schedule for a general idea of what is going on each day!

(Source: apob)

Occupy Norfolk: Occupy Norfolk Schedule of Events (Week of October 26th-October 30th)

occupynorfolk:

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011:

  • 9 A.M. - Legal Working Group
  • 11 A.M. - Admin. Meeting
  • 1 P.M. - March!
  • 7 P.M. - General Assembly Meeting
Thursday, October 27th, 2011:
  • 11 A.M. - Admin. Meeting
  • 6 P.M. - Community Service Working Group
  • 7 P.M. - General Assembly Meeting
Friday, October…

Submitted by: acapitalwasteland

I filmed this on Friday. Tried capturing the more personal element of Occupy DC.

Used one of my favorite rare Fugazi tracks, “I’m So Tired,” for the music.

velouriumxcamper:

Okay here, this one is better lol

Anonymous interviews at OccupyDC on 10-20-2011

EDIT: meh, it’s still not perfect, but it’s better than it was, lol.

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