Occupy Wall Street GA Expresses Solidarity with NOW DC
On Thursday, February 2, the General Assembly of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) reached consensus to show solidarity with the National Occupation of Washington, DC (NOW DC). Sixty people met at an indoor location on Wall Street for the GA where a proposal to show solidarity with NOW DC was discussed. Tarak Kauff, an original activist with OWS, raised the issue of solidarity with Now DC to the Direct Action Workgroup of OWS, which then brought the proposal to the General Assembly.
NOW DC seeks to educate, organize, and mobilize the occupy movement for an “American Spring” beginning March 30 at the center of power for the one percent. Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, activists with Occupy Washington, DC and organizers for NOW DC, both spoke at the GA about organizing for NOW DC . “It is being organized by and for the occupiers,” they told the GA.
Flowers noted that NOW DC is one of many mobilizations being planned for the spring such as organizing for the G8/NATO meetings this May in Chicago. She was excited by the show of solidarity by OWS. “This means we will have some really awesome people from New York who are supportive of NOW DC,” she said stating that “Wall Street is where the one percent make their money, Washington DC is where they spend it.”
At the same time as OWS voted their support for NOW DC, Occupy Virginia Beach, in the heart of Navy country in southeast Virginia, voted their solidarity for NOW DC. Different GAs across the country from Lancaster County, PA to Tacoma, WA will be voting this week on solidarity with NOW DC.
Occupiers are encouraged to join the weekly organizing phone calls on InterOccupy on Sunday evenings (9:00 EST/8:00 CST/7:00 MST and 6:00 PST). You can register for the organizing calls here: http://interoccupy.org/nowdccall/
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