On ne revendiquera rien, on ne demandera rien. On prendra, on occupera. (We will beg for nothing. We will ask for nothing. We will take, we will occupy.)
Graffiti from May, 1968 in Paris

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occupycali:



“There were growing signs Tuesday that city officials were moving to bring the Occupy L.A. encampment to an end.

Los Angeles officials have given Occupy LA protesters a Nov. 28 deadline to get off the City Hall lawn, according to protesters who have been in negotiations with the city.

At a meeting on the west steps of City Hall Tuesday afternoon, the negotiators told their fellow protesters that they have asked for an extension of that deadline as they decide how to respond to the city’s recent proposal to give them a work space in a city-owned building nearby.

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Neither L.A. officials near Los Angeles Police Department commanders could immediately confirm the deadline. A top LAPD source said there were no immient plans to remove people from the camp.

According to Scott Shuster, a protester who said he has been present in all of the meetings with the city, city officials on Tuesday backed down from their proposal for work space, blaming political difficulties within City Hall. He and others said officials said those difficulties include getting the necessary permission from various agencies and possible pushback by council members.

City Councilwoman Jan Perry’s downtown district takes in the Los Angeles Mall, a city-owned shopping center adjacent to City Hall where protesters said they were offered work space by city officials. On Tuesday, she said had not been approached about the proposal by the city officials in charge of the negotiations, who include representatives from the mayor’s office.

“I have not been approached,” she said. “I have not been contacted about it.”

She also said she had not complained about not being asked, and said she would refrain from commenting on the matter until a formal proposal was made.”~LATimes

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From the creators:

Trans* people are rarely in control of their own bodies. Medical and psychological professionals often require validation of trans* identities before medical transition. And, even when trans* people have that validation, many insurance companies do not cover hormones and surgeries that are necessary for many trans* individuals, and these procedures are viewed as elective. The trans* community is also constantly discriminated against regarding bathrooms, name changes, changing their legal sex, and numerous other aspects of their lives. #occupytrans*phobia aims to bring awareness that trans* people have the right to their own bodies, and their identities should not have to be constantly validated. Red tape should be eliminated to promote the well-being of the trans* community.

We hope that by wearing these shirts, we will begin the process of educating people outside the trans* community about the issues that the community faces. The money collected from the shirt sales goes to the purchase and production of the shirts from a local family owned and operated screen-printing company as well as to saving funds towards hormones, surgeries and other trans* related expenses of the founders. Few insurance companies cover trans* expenses, and some do not cover trans* people at all.  An insurance company recently denied Charles coverage, labeling Gender Identity Disorder as a “preexisting condition.” The #occupytrans*phobia movement aims to bring attention and change to these types of practices.Due to this, we will be donating some of the profits to the Fan Free Clinic so that they can continue to serve such an important duty to the transgender clinic in Central Virginia in allowing trans* people to own their own bodies.

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fralcon:

The reason baby boomers don’t understand the protesters is because we grew up with all advantages now being denied the younger generation—and it’s left us totally clueless.

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DCmarch2GA in Fredericksburg Today

The national occupy movement comes to Fredericksburg today— Walkupy marchers on their way from DC to Atlanta, GA will stop in Fredericksburg for a potluck (6pm, Framar) and a general assembly (7:30pm, Ball Circle). Everyone is heartily encouraged to attend. For more on the march: http://twitter.com/#!/walkupy

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#OccupyMaryWash meeting outside Lee Hall on November 18, 2011.

#OccupyMaryWash meeting outside Lee Hall on November 18, 2011.

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Notice the phrase near the bottom of the machine. Thoughts?

Notice the phrase near the bottom of the machine. Thoughts?

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occupyallstreets:

Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks, Hispanics
The median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households and 18 times that of Hispanic households, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from 2009.
These lopsided wealth ratios are the largest since the government began publishing such data a quarter century ago and roughly twice the size of the ratios that had prevailed between these three groups for the two decades prior to the Great Recession that ended in 2009.
From 2005 to 2009, inflation-adjusted median wealth fell by 66% among Hispanic households and 53% among black households, compared with just 16% among white households.
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occupyallstreets:

Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks, Hispanics

The median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households and 18 times that of Hispanic households, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from 2009.

These lopsided wealth ratios are the largest since the government began publishing such data a quarter century ago and roughly twice the size of the ratios that had prevailed between these three groups for the two decades prior to the Great Recession that ended in 2009.

From 2005 to 2009, inflation-adjusted median wealth fell by 66% among Hispanic households and 53% among black households, compared with just 16% among white households.

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Members of #OccupyMaryWash and #OccupyRichmond marching together through the streets of Fredericksburg on November 19, 2011.

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