EARLY ADDITION: I hope to update after midnight at some point.
Updated 3 am, Oct. 22
For those who maintain the occupation at night and all day: “They also serve who only stand and wait.” ~ John Milton (1608 – 1674) from Sonnet XIX.
In addition to the previously announced clean-up day (Clean Sweep!, Saturday, Oct. 22), there is now an official announcement of a demonstration schedule for Saturday the 22nd at 3 pm. details here (National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality, Oct. 22) or below the jump. There are some relevant reader comments (as of 7 pm, Friday) which I’m including.
See my OPINION PIECE: Like some of the commentors I’ve included below the jump, I, too, am concerned about a loss of focus for our #OccupyHouston movement.
Remember, you can support #OccupyHouston without participating in specific demonstrations with which you do not agree! (Read: OPINION: #OccupyHouston and the Energy Day Protest (Oct. 15) Just bringing your warm body (and any other warm bodies you can rustle up) represents support for the movement.
More stuff after the jump.
Come join the 99% in protest against police brutalityWhen: Oct. 22nd, 3pm Where: Market Square Park Wear all black (or as much as possible)
Why should people come out on the NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST (NDP)? “Silence is the voice of complicity.” Everybody that is outraged by the epidemic of police brutality and repression across this country needs to be in the streets on October 22.
(7) Responses to “National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality, Oct. 22” (as of 7 pm, the 21st)
Katie on October 21st, 2011 at 10:19 am #
Cheryl on October 21st, 2011 at 2:15 pm #
m on October 21st, 2011 at 3:09 pm #
You people are idiots on October 21st, 2011 at 5:10 pm #
William on October 21st, 2011 at 6:40 pm #
Don Trembley on October 21st, 2011 at 6:45 pm #
In out effort to be a responsible community, Occupy Houston is starting with
the low hanging fruit. We are transforming one of Houston’s biggest polluters
into a model for sustainable transportation. This is an excellent opportunity
for all interested community members to gain experience creating sustainability
in our great city while getting knowledgeable about various green alternatives
within the auto industry.
The project vehicle is a 1999 Lincoln Navigator. We
acquired this vehicle through the help & love of an individual supporter who
donated the $1500 down-payment and arranged a very flexible fee schedule with
the wonderful folks at Go Car Guys.
We will not be taking away from general
donations, but will rely solely on fundraising efforts to accumulate the
remaining $4092. We have also set up a separate WePay account specifically for
One Response to “Made Sustainable by Occupy Houston”
Saturday, Oct. 22nd –
We will be cleaning up our area and surrounding areas downtown.
We will start at 9 a.m. Tranquility Park and break of into teams that will cover specific areas, then w will meet back up again at Tranquility around noon.
BYOB -Bring your own broom and stand-up dust pan. OH will be providing gloves and trash bags.
On October 20, 2011, several members of Occupy Houston participated in a picket of the BP Headquarters in Houston. They joined human rights activist Dick Gregory, Dr. E. Faye Williams, Chair- National Congress of Black Women, Art Rocker, Chair – Operation People for Peace and many other claimants who traveled to Texas from Florida, Alabama and Louisiana. The group is petitioning BP to properly compensate low-income and minority workers who were adversely affected by the BP oil release in the Gulf of Mexico. BP has chosen to ignore these workers while settling with other people who are well-connected politically.