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  • On September 17, we will occupy Wall Street with non-violent civil disobedience and flood the area around it with a roving carnival of resistance. After assembling in parks throughout the Financial District at 7am, we will converge on the Stock Exchange at 7:30am and surround it with the “People’s Wall” sit-in. We will then fill the Financial District with “99 Revolutions,” a swirl of mobile occupations of corporate lobbies and intersections. At 10am, the Eco Cluster will gather at Bowling Green to “Storm Wall Street” and demand it stop bankrolling climate change. At 11am, we will assess the day, and decide on how to proceed through direct democratic process. After a period of downtime and spontaneous actions, we will conclude the day at 6pm by holding a Popular Assembly at Foley Square and marching to Liberty Plaza for a final celebration.

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  • In Southern Spain, Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, mayor of the small town of Marinaleda, is helping organize a growing protest movement against the austerity measures imposed by the Spanish government. Sánchez Gordillo and the landless peasants that follow him are at the forefront of demonstrations seeking a radical change in the country's economic policies in response to the country's worsening crisis.

    Watch the video on The Real News

  • Students and their supporters throughout the Canadian province of Quebec are celebrating the ousting of Liberal Premier Jean Charest, the withdrawal of Bill 78 and most importantly the freeze in tuition fees. This victory comes after six months of student strike involving more than 190 000 students.

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  • It’s been almost a year since Occupy Wall Street began and quickly evolved into a nation wide series of events. In that time we have witnessed an increase of attention and interest in anarchism and black bloc activity. We are excited about all the new arrivals but are also concerned for their safety. There are many texts available about black bloc tactics as well as about how to minimize your risk of experiencing harm while engaging in these kinds of actions, but these texts are largely only available through obscure publications and websites. We wonder if things would have been different for the Cleveland five if they had been able to access some of this information prior to winding up in a police trap. The following is a letter to the new arrival, may it find you well and be of some use to you as you experiment with new means of approaching freedom.