Occupy Boston Daily Digest for 4-3-12

Good Morning from Occupy Boston!

Stories of the Day: Big Brother is listening: The ACLU has just released the results of public records requests to hundreds of police departments around the country asking them about their cell phone tracking policies. Many of the approximately 200 law enforcement agencies that responded said they track cell phones without a warrant. Check out this brilliant chart that helps you track propaganda and manipulations of rhetoric and logic: “Rhetological” Fallacies. And Anonymous supports the May 1 General Strike: A Day Without the 99%. For their video, click here. Occupy Boston has a day of events planned for May 1, stay tuned!

Other Occupies/Protests: On March 31, countries across Europe held M31, European Day of Action Against Capitalism. Their call for action and official website is here.

“The trouble is that once you see it, you can’t unsee it. And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There’s no innocence. Either way, you’re accountable.” Arundhati Roy

Volunteer Opportunities/Announcements: 

  • The People of Color Working Group (POC WG) is working on having one Occupy Boston General Assembly per week in different neighborhoods around Boston, stay tuned, we may be coming to your neighborhood!
  • Have you entered the Occupier’s Haiku Contest yet? I did! Send submissions to submit@occupier.com by April 7, no more than 3 haikus per person. For rules, click here. Prizes!

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, April 4, 3pm-11:30pm Occupy Boston – National Day of Action for Public Transportation, Massachusetts State House

Public transportation is a right and must be accessible to all. Service cuts and fare hikes will have a devastating and disproportionate impact on low-income communities, communities of color, students, workers, seniors and the environment. We say NO TO PRIVATIZATION of our common resources and NO MORE EXCUSES! We will not accept any funding strategies that attempt to divide the 99% against each other or shift the burden onto the backs of the 99%: the poor and working classes. End the wars and tax the rich! On April 4th, we will stand together to demand public transportation for the 99%. If our call is not answered and the necessary funds redirected, it will only add to the growing body of evidence that our government no longer represents us.

For a great video put together by Occupy Boston for this event, click here!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

trans Occupy Boston Daily Digest for 4 3 12Event Highlight:

7:00pm – 10:30pm, General Assembly at Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston Street (corner of Arlington & Boylston)

Calendar for Tuesday, April 3, 2012

1pm – 2pm  Occupy Harvard Think Tank, Dudley House Cafe (no ID required), Harvard Yard, Cambridge, Cafeteria entrance is at the TOP of the stairs.

3pm – 4pm  Signs WG Meeting, Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Avenue, 5th Flo0r, Boston
5:00pm – 6:45pm, Facilitation WG Meeting, City Place Food Court in the Transportation Building, Boylston, Charles and Stuart Streets
5:30pm – 7:00pm, Food WG Meeting, Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston Street (corner of Arlington & Boylston)
These are just some of the many events at Occupy Boston. Check out our Daily Calendar for more information.
For more information on Occupy Boston’s General Assembly, including passed resolutions, click here!  
And if you’re interested in learning more about Occupy Boston and how you can participate, click here! 
For a partial listing of Working Groups looking for volunteers, please click here!
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