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THE VERDICT IS IN: STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH FERGUSON

“As I have walked among the desperate, rejected, and angry young men, I have told them that Molotov cocktails and rifles would not solve their problems. I have tried to offer them my deepest compassion while maintaining my conviction that social change comes most meaningfully through nonviolent action. But they ask — and rightly so […]

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Your Voice Is Urgently Needed! To Advance Diplomacy and Avoid War

The Senate is back in session and will soon be considering the Nuclear Weapons Free Iran Act (S 1881). The clear purpose of this bill is to undermine the promising diplomatic opening to Iran, undertaken by the Obama Administration.  The vast majority of Americans are tired of war and want peaceful solutions to problems. But the […]

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ACT NOW: Stop Iran Legislation & National Defense Authorization Act

There is one thing worse than a “do-nothing” Congress, and that’s a Congress that actively promotes militarism and war. This week the House of Representatives will be voting on two dangerous bills: Representative Cantor  (R-VA), with the support of some Democrats, will introduce legislation calling for increased sanctions on Iran and zero enrichment of uranium. This bill could […]

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Call on the White House to Exit Afghanistan NOW!

After 12 years in Afghanistan, the longest war in U.S. history, it is time for our troops and contractors to come home now – leaving no one behind. Secretary of State John Kerry and President Hamid Karzai are finalizing negotiations to keep as many as 10,000 troops in Afghanistan for years to come. The Obama […]

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Civics 101: Cutting Defense Means Not Voting for $642.5 Billion for US Military

Civics 101: Cutting Defense Means Not Voting for $642.5 Billion for US Military

by Carolyn Eisenberg and Gael Murphy Some readers probably heard on the news how the Democrats were hopping mad when the House Republicans voted recently to overturn the “sequester” on the Pentagon budget, enacted at the end of the year as part of the deficit reduction deal. With that money restored, House Republicans cheerfully went […]

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A Thank You from the Legislative Working Group

A Thank You from the Legislative Working Group

Last week for the first time, the majority of Democrats voted in favor of the Lee Amendment limiting funding for the Afghanistan War to the safe and orderly withdrawal of US troops and security contractors. (101 ayes, 79 Noes). This represents a sea-change of opinion from the time that Rep. Barbara Lee stood alone among her House colleagues […]

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IVAW: MARCH FOR JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION

IVAW: MARCH FOR JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION

originally posted here When: Sunday May 20 Rally and March 9AM Where: Rally Grant Park South of the Lincoln Monument at (E. Balbo Ave. and S. Columbus Dr.) We, Afghanistan and Iraq veterans, from around the country will converge in Chicago on May 20th to march to the NATO summit and ceremoniously return our medals to NATO […]

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Confronting Corporate Power: Bank of America

Confronting Corporate Power: Bank of America

Converge for Justice Occupy Wall Street, South Break Up BOA’s Business as Usual! May 6-9, Charlotte, NC On May 6-9 people from across the country and world will be converging in Charlotte, NC, home of Bank of America’s Headquarters and their annual Shareholder meeting, to demand an end to their practices that are bankrupting our […]

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Direct Action: The 99% Takeover of the Wells Fargo Annual General Meeting

Direct Action: The 99% Takeover of the Wells Fargo Annual General Meeting

  Tuesday, April 24th at 10am
Meet at Justin Herman Plaza
Mass sit-in and rally March to Shareholder Meeting at Merchants Exchange Building 465 California St., SF

 Wells Fargo has hurt millions of people around the country with their bad practices. Almost every section of our communities have been impacted by this bank and there are so […]

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OWS May Day 2012

OWS May Day 2012

**Call to action, Originally posted here** Occupy Wallstreet stands in solidarity with the calls for a day without the 99% On May 1st, 2012, we are creating a new kind of holiday – A People’s Holiday – One that’s not just yet another flavor of consumerism, but is explicitly about imagining a world beyond consumerism. […]

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