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Occupy Squads

How to respond everywhere.

The occupy movement continues to grow city-by-city, town by town right across Turtle Island (North America) and right across the planet. People are occupying parks and squares, banks, and businesses, now we must truly embrace the slogan ‘occupy everywhere.’

OCCUPY SQUADS

‘Occupy Squads’ are groups of people willing and committed to responding to examples of injustice created by the system, wherever they should arise. If someone is screwed over by a bank, by an employer, by government red tape, they no longer have to face it all alone – now they have a group, a squad, a movement to back them up. 'Occupy Squads' are people on call, ready to respond in the local struggle at the site of injustice, occupying until there is some justice.

Such a move would flip the system on its head.

The system wants to keep us separate, to keep us apart because it knows that collective action produces results. So set up a local occupy squad and put out the word that no boardroom is safe, no corrupt bank deal will go unchecked, and no more will we deal with the attacks alone. We are together now, we have seen each other's faces, we have slept and occupied together, and now we will respond collectively. And we will respond everywhere.

Mike Hudema currently works for Greenpeace as the Climate and Energy Campaigner focusing on stopping the tar sands (the largest industrial project on the face of the planet) and bringing about a green job future. He is also a climb trainer with the Ruckus Society.

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Anonymous

Those who cannot occupy public space, but who support the Occupy movement, are invited to show it.

http://otherwise-occupied.tumblr.com/

Anonymous

Those who cannot occupy public space, but who support the Occupy movement, are invited to show it.

http://otherwise-occupied.tumblr.com/

rswittmann

We must have ecnomic reform! To continue on this path we will all be property of cooperate /financial america which is just another name for ecnomic feudalism!

rswittmann

We must have ecnomic reform! To continue on this path we will all be property of cooperate /financial america which is just another name for ecnomic feudalism!

expressarch

Those who cannot occupy public space, or live out in "the sticks" but who support the Occupy movement, are also invited to send messages to the folks at www.prairiefirenews.com and be heard.

expressarch

Those who cannot occupy public space, or live out in "the sticks" but who support the Occupy movement, are also invited to send messages to the folks at www.prairiefirenews.com and be heard.

Anonymous

I have had my bank account closed because I stated that the banks have been taken over by a secret society in the 19th century, and I was told, this did not qualify me to bank with US Bank any further for I do not consider the banking system to be run by honest people any more!

How do you feel about that, they were screwing me over because I wrote an article on WN.com about the "HIDDEN MEANING OF FREEMASONRY" declaring it to be a "secret combination of conspiring kings" for this article I obtained "NO MONEY" and to boot when I checked on my account expecting some form of compensation, I was told I had racked up 164 dollars in overdraft and account inquiry charges, then I was told that they would reduce that to $80, but when I stated in Glenwood Springs, that was even outrageous considering I only did one mistake, I was completely "cut off" by the bank, now I have no way of accessing either my Investment accounts and I am pretty much relying on donations for kindhearted people to keep me afloat, what a "system of oppression" this whole thing is!

Anonymous

I have had my bank account closed because I stated that the banks have been taken over by a secret society in the 19th century, and I was told, this did not qualify me to bank with US Bank any further for I do not consider the banking system to be run by honest people any more!

How do you feel about that, they were screwing me over because I wrote an article on WN.com about the "HIDDEN MEANING OF FREEMASONRY" declaring it to be a "secret combination of conspiring kings" for this article I obtained "NO MONEY" and to boot when I checked on my account expecting some form of compensation, I was told I had racked up 164 dollars in overdraft and account inquiry charges, then I was told that they would reduce that to $80, but when I stated in Glenwood Springs, that was even outrageous considering I only did one mistake, I was completely "cut off" by the bank, now I have no way of accessing either my Investment accounts and I am pretty much relying on donations for kindhearted people to keep me afloat, what a "system of oppression" this whole thing is!

Anonymous

Occupy Wall Street is long overdue. The big banks think they own everything, and it’s up to us to show them who has control of our money. Bank Transfer Day is on Saturday and everyone is encouraged to move their money from a big bank to a credit union. learnmore.asmarterchoice.org has videos showing just how the 1% views the 99%. Also, great info on credit unions, if you’re thinking of making the switch, even if not on Saturday.

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