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.
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Political leaders in St. Petersburg are about to vote on law that will make it illegal for any person to write a book, publish an article or speak in public about being gay, lesbian or transgender, and eliminate their right to peaceably assemble. The ruling party led by President Medvedev and Prime Minister Putin could make millions of people invisible with the stroke of a pen. As of November 23 After a major protest in front of the St. Petersburg City Council – which was dispersed by police – and our international pressure, Russia has taken notice: a vote on the law has been postponed until November 30th. The fight is far from over and there are only a few days left to speak up.
Right now, the world needs to speak up and tell Russian authorities to drop the bill. Join this call to leaders around the world to reach out to their counterparts in the Russian government – and ask them to reject this discriminatory and anti-democratic law.
Human rights defenders around the country are doing everything they can to stop it. They are risking their freedom to organize flash-mobs and protests, but they are afraid that it won’t be enough.
I strongly believe that we stand together at the Russian consulate on Wednesday November 30th @ 4pm in solidarity with the LGBT community because nobody’s right should be taken away from them.
Occupy Houston needs Livestream operators. Please if you can come out and do Livestream at OccupyHouston!
Another request is for laptops capable of running Livestream so that the occupiers there can handle this function.
btw, Thanks to all occupiers who have served as this important role so far!
This has been an ongoing need for some time and recently was intensified by some questionable people acting authoritatively as though they are security for the park, telling occupiers they cannot occupy some portions of Tranquility Park (when we have equal right to occupy any/all of Tranquility Park). In this case it could have been very helpful to have Livestream documentation (or video in general), but clearly there are many many cases where Livestream or other video documentation is optimal.
Please do what you can or spread the word to someone who may be able to help. Thanks!