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.
Today, WED, NOV 2 Scott Olsen / Oakland Strike Solidarity March at 11:30 AM. Details below the jump and here.
Also on November 2, at 6 PM in Tranquility Park, there will be a candlelight vigil held for Scott Olsen, injured in the ‘police riot’ that occurred #OccupyOakland. Details at OccupyHouston.org.
The main announced event this week is The OccupyHouston Divestment March, which will take place on Friday, November 4 from 9:00am – 12:30pm, with a tentatively scheduled guest appearance by renowned activist, commentator, donor and documentary film maker Michael Moore! Click here or here for more details
Posters, announcEments, FORUM news, ZOMBIE FLASHMOB PROTEST VIDEO schedules and other details after the jump.
MARCH IN SOLIDARITY WITH SCOTT OLSEN AND THE OAKLAND GENERAL STRIKE!
STOP Police Brutality!
IN OUR COMMUNITIES
IN OUR MOVEMENT
JOIN THE RALLY AT TRANQUILITY PARK
11:30, WEDNESDAY, NOV 2
WE MARCH AT NOON
TO THE HARRIS COUNTY SHERRIFF’S OFFICE AT 1201 FRANKLIN
WE CONDEMN THE OAKLAND PD’S VIOLENT ATTACKS ON PEACEFUL OCCUPIERS!
POWER TO THE 99%!
Friday, November 4 · 9:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Tranquility Park
View Divestment March Route in a larger map
Come join us as we march through downtown Houston to the major banks responsible for the current economic crises. We will let them know their corrupt practices will no longer be tolerated by the 99%.If the 99% removes our funds from the major banking institutions to non-profit credit unions on or before November 5, we will send a clear message to the 1% that conscious consumers will not support institutions with unethical business practices. Bank of America, CHASE, Wells Fargo, and the other big banks are so large and behave so irresponsibly that they put our entire economy at risk.
In addition, these financial institutions have engaged in tax evasion through offshoring of capital into tax havens and lobbying for tax loopholes, all the while continuing to foreclose on peoples’ homes, often times illegally. The American people have already had to bail them out once, and yet, the banks continue in their unethical practices. Our logical response at this point is to move our money.
The march will meet at 9AM in Tranquility Park to prepare to march at 10AM. We will stop along the way for approx. 30min at each of the four banks we are divesting from (except UBS) to protest and give people time to close their accounts. The total walking time will be about an hour which makes for about a 3 hour march. We will end back in Tranquility so that we can do group banking with the credit unions that will hopefully agree to setup there, and to issue a few statements about the march (kind of a short pep rally). We will also be serving lunch (pending suitable donations) after the march back at Tranquility Park and having a card cutting ceremony.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend this event, whether they choose to divest (close their accounts) from the banks or not. We are also encouraging people who have accounts at other major financial institutions that are not included on the march, like UBS and Citigroup, to please consider closing your account before this event (you can still take part in the card cutting ceremony after the march).
- Bank of America Center
- JP Morgan Chase Regional Headquarters in the Gulf Building
- Wells Fargo Plaza
- Amegy Bank (corner of Smith & Lamar)
UPDATE: We’ve received word that the man himself, the award winning director, producer, documentarian, and activist Michael Moore may attend and speak at this rally! So come on out and do your part!
Thanks for your patience as we further organize this Houston movement not yet 1 month old!
Originally we wanted to make sure the forums were so easy to log into that no one needed even a Facebook account. Since then we’ve decided to have more restriction over the forums so that we can provide better quality of discussion. I want to thank those of you who have been keeping the forum discussions on topic, and I welcome everyone who has been by to come back! We’re cleaning up the forums and in the process of getting regular moderators to keep an eye on things.
As of 11-1-11 forum access now requires login. You can login with your Facebook, Twitter, Goolge, Open ID, Yahoo or Paypal account with a few clicks. Sorry but most of you will probably have to create new forum accounts, but the good news is it only takes a few clicks
Go to http://occupyhouston.org/forum/ and click the login/key icon on the right. Click Facebook or another service where you have an existing account, follow the few steps and voila you have an account at OccupyHouston.org!
Wednesday, November 2
Thursday, November 3