As mentioned before, there have been some changes made to the site. The biggest change has been the elimination of the groups on the site. This is due to ongoing maintenance issues associated with BuddyPress, the software used create groups, and the changing nature of the structure of Occupy Wall Street. The primary group features [...]
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You may notice some changes to NYCGA.net. Here’s what happened, and why: The servers went down for ~8 hours last week. Possibly a DDOS attack, but definitely made worse by our social networking plugin (BuddyPress). GREAT job on the detective work, Pea and Ross. The groups feature was thus deactivated. Maintenance costs outweighed the benefits, [...]
Occupy Wall Street & 350.org have teamed up with recovers.org to help coordinate the response to Hurricane Sandy in NYC, launching local support pages where people can GIVE help or post a NEED. We’ve started with the Lower East Side, Astoria, and Red Hook, but we’ll soon be expanding to other affected neighborhoods as we [...]
[SlideDeck2 id=13015] Over the past week a new occupation has begun at a particularly special place: the sidewalk by Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein’s home. Occupy Goldman Sachs grew organically after a Global Noise march ended at Blankfein’s stoop at 15 Central Park West. And what a natural location to occupy, considering how Goldman Sachs [...]
Announcement Please post to other lists Tech Ops was the final recipient of a request from a conference in Brazil (http://www.campus-party.com.br/2012/index.html) in February. They are seeking an appropriate person to invite an OWS person to appear on a panel related to the rise of international online protest politics, as manifested by the Arab Spring and [...]
In order to have a new group added to nycga.net, please fill out the New Group Creation form. Submissions will be processed within 48 hours. On November 30, the Technology Operations group posted a notice on NYGCA.net that officially announced a freeze on group creation that had been partially in-place since early November. This resulted in [...]
The petition to extend the restraining order has been denied. “The movants have not demonstrated that they have a First Amendment right to remain in Zuccotti Park, along with their tents, structures, generators, and other installations to the exclusion ofthe owner’s reasonable rights and duties to maintain Zuccotti Park, or to the rights to public access of others who might wish to use the space safely. Neither have the applicants shown [...]
The NYPD raided Liberty Plaza in the middle of the night. Our re-occupation plans are already underway. This movement can’t be contained in one square block in lower Manhattan. It is bigger than that. You can’t evict an idea whose time had come. Show your support. Turn out en masse…. Here is the current list [...]
The events of 11.15.11: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhQCpXM-Sm4[/youtube] Last stand at kitchen: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2ZMkysoBXg[/youtube] Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park), home of Occupy Wall Street for the past two months and birthplace of the 99% movement that has spread across the country and around the world, was evicted by a large police force on 11/15/11. We will re-occupy! Timeline of events: [...]
What follows is a response from our Comrades from Cairo to the recent proposal from our Movement Building Group to send OWS Ambassadors to monitor upcoming elections in Egypt. You can also download this communique as a pdf file, as it was originally sent to us.
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The Structure Working Group will be holding a Spokes Council Orientation, including going through a mock proposal, Group check-ins and other procedural issues tonight at 7pm at the 60 Wall St atrium. We will have a better space for Monday night. We are asking that every group send at least the Spoke they will send [...]
The Finance working group has released a transparency statement on their blog finance.nycga.net This was announced and printed copies distributed last Friday 10/28/11 at the General Assembly.
[update 10/16] The GA at Washington Square Park agreed to reconvene Sunday 10/16 @ 7pm in Washington Square Park. Another General Assembly will be held tonight at Washington Square Park after the Times Square march. 9pm General Assembly Washinton Square Park Saterday, October 15th.
Prevent the forcible closure of Occupy Wall Street! Tell Bloomberg: Don’t Foreclose the Occupation. NEED MASS TURN-OUT: 6AM FRIDAY EVICTION DEFENSE This is an emergency situation. Please take a minute to read this, and please take action and spread the word far and wide. Occupy Wall Street is gaining momentum, with occupation actions now happening [...]
Following respectful and good-faith dialogue with members of the local community which has been rebuilding since the trauma of 9/11, Occupy Wall Street hereby announces the following Good Neighbor Policy: OWS has zero tolerance for drugs or alcohol anywhere in Liberty Plaza; Zero tolerance for violence or verbal abuse towards anyone; Zero tolerance for abuse [...]
The mayor came by last night to request the park be cleaned section by section this Friday. In response the occupiers would like to perform a mass cleanup today, Thursday October 13th. We are asking people to donate brooms, mops, squeegees, buckets, waste bins, dust pans, trash bags, and a power washers too. You can [...]
We are restructuring Zuccotti Park, and need your help! A couple of nights ago, a General Assembly proposal was passed to unlock the funds to be used for the purchase of storage containers. These containers will be used for the bedding and personal items of occupiers, and are part of a multi-step restructuring process by [...]
The main goals and values of this college is to teach how important establishing the values of any group is, and that a society or environment of non-dominance and non-hierarchy is the one in which its members thrive. Anarchy literally means without a ruler, so an individual who oppresses any other individual by limiting their [...]
As the Occupation moves into autumn we need to prepare for the onset of of chilly weather. Most Needed: Sleeping bags, blankets, tarps and large, clear plastic storage bins to keep it all dry. Polar fleece sweaters, pants, socks and gloves are also appreciated as, they are durable, easy to clean, keep even the soggiest [...]
Hi my name is Rachel. I’m here with comfort. I want to make an announcement about some things that we need. Important things we need are boots for males and females, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, and folding chairs. Also, we have lots of bags of laundry from when it’s been raining. Since there is no [...]