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    Yes! We have gotten the band back together so to speak! We have been meeting since April and began in-person events in August. We Occupied Faneuil Hall on S17. We plan to Occupy Faneuil Hall for the weekend of September 30th for Occupy Boston’s 10th Anniversary and plan to continue the fight to Change The Name. We will hold our first General Assembly in many years. What happens beyond S30 will be discussed at the General Assembly.

    Everyone is Welcome, whether you were there in 2011 or not! We are the 99% and plan on exercising direct democracy. A better world is still possible if we work together, which means groups and organizations, faith-based groups and unions and most importantly people. Together we touch every part of our society. Below you will find the current Occupy Boston Calendar of Events and links to the corresponding event pages.

    Occupy Boston Calendar

    Needs of Occupy Boston

    • Tables
    • Prepared/Packaged foods to distribute.
    • Pizza’s, and other ez foods. Remember Veg and Vegan friends.
    • Bottled Water
    • Masks
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Musicians
    • Signs- also markers and cardboard.
    • Charging Devices.
    • Soundsystem/ mobile PA
    • Socks
    • Can Be Dropped Off at S30 Event. Thurs. & Friday Night.

    Occupy Everywhere

    SEP 9 AT 4 PM PDT – SEP 12 AT 5 PM PDT Steal This City: NYC Occupations on Film Community Gardens of the Lower East Side

    OCCUPY WALL ST 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY NYC SEP 17 AT 8 AM EDT – SEP 19 AT 8 PM EDT

    September 17th 2021 -OWS S17 SHITS FUCKED UP! SHITS FUCKED UP AND BULLSHIT! MARCH FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 AT 10 AM EDT

    We Want Democracy (Occupy Wall Street 10th Anniversary) FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 AT 5 PM EDT Free · Thomas Paine Plaza Philadelphia PA

    Remember and Honoring Occupiers we have lost since 2011 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 AT 5:30 PM EDT – 6:30 PM EDT

    Occupy Wall Street’s Global General Assembly FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 AT 7 PM EDT – 8:30 PM EDT

    ALL DAY ALL WEEK: An Occupy Wall Street Story Fri Sep 17th 7:30pm – 9:00pm Event SCREENING: Washington Square Park

    Occupy Los Angeles 10th Anniversary Friday, 9/17 6:00 p.m. General Assembly Los Angeles City Hall (South Steps)

    Care Assembly: OWS Anniversary Edition Sat Sep 18th 1:00pm – 7:00pm Event*Social*Music Fort Greene Park, Dekalb Ave & S Portland Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

    September 18th 2021 -#OWS 10 Year Anniversary Art Show-Free · St John’s In The Village SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 AT 7:30 PM EDT – 10:15 PM EDT

    Occupy Los Angeles 10th Anniversary Sat. 9/18 noon-? Rally, Music, Direct Action. Los Angeles City Hall (South Steps)-S30 –

    Occupy Boston 10yr Anniversary THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 AT 5 PM EDT – 9 PM EDT

    S30 – Occupy Boston 10yr Anniversary/ Change The Name!

    For Immediate Release

    Medgar Evers famously said “You can kill a man, but you can’t kill an idea.”, 10 years ago we projected this on walls everywhere. “By 9 October 2011, Occupy protests had taken place or were ongoing in over 951 cities across 82 countries, and in over 600 communities in the United States”(wiki). That idea is still very much alive as you are reading this. We are planning to Occupy Faneuil Hall on September 30th. If you are an OB ‘OG’, you’re invited! If you weren’t at Occupy Boston in 2011, you’re invited! Everyone is INVITED!

    While we celebrate our past, we have opportunity, maybe even a responsibility to make a better future. To put our knowledge, our tools, our love, and solidarity to work for the common good.
    We’ve been through dark times, and if you are reading this, perhaps you too see that little speck of light in the distance as we do. We Can Rise Together! Join Us on S30 at Faneuil Hall! 🙂

    Faneuil Hall is the 7th most visited tourist site in the world, that’s like 18,000,000 visitors per year. It is a 279-year-old market and meeting place once owned by Peter Fanieul, a slave trader. This tourist site was the Auction Block.

    Long ago the property was given to the city of Boston and was named after Peter Faneuil. Today it is described as America’s first mall to tourists, they don’t know that human beings were sold there. Of the 143 businesses housed there, zero are owned by POC according to Kevin Peterson. Bostons previous mayor Marty Walsh refused to even allow a hearing on changing the name of Faneuil Hall. With a mayoral election on the horizon, 51% of Massachusetts voters support a name change. It’s Time!

    Occupy Boston will be occupying Faneuil Hall with The New Democracy Coalition, Boston May Day Coalition, Massachusetts Peace Action and other advocates on September 30th at 5PM to shine light on the need to change the name of Faneuil Hall. It’s Time!
    We will also be marking the 10th Anniversary of Occupy Boston in the most appropriate way. This will be a non-violent protest and will end on or before Sunday afternoon.

    Join FB events Here
    – September 30, 2021 – 4PM – 10th Occuversary March
    – September 30. 2021 – 5PM – Occupy Boston 10th Anniversary/ Change The Name

    S30 Event: Schedules subject to change.

    S30 Thursday
    4- Meet at common/ March to Faneuil Hall
    5- Rally at Faneuil Hall/ Setup
    7- Speeches/film
    9 – Peoples Mic/Music
    — overnight —

    O1 Friday
    5- Rally
    6- Speakers/Music – incl. Domingos DaRosa
    8- General Assembly
    — overnight —

    We encourage people to take the appropriate health precautions to protect themselves while at the event.

    Needs of Occupy Boston: These can be brought directly to Faneuil Hall during the event.
    Tables
    Prepared/Packaged foods to distribute.
    Pizza’s, and other ez foods. Remember Veg and Vegan friends.
    Bottled Water
    Masks
    Hand Sanitizer
    Musicians
    Signs- also markers and cardboard.
    Charging Devices.
    Soundsystem/ mobile PA
    Socks
    Can Be Dropped Off at S30 Event. Thurs. & Friday Night.

    For more information, visit OccupyBoston.org or email: info@occupyboston.org

    Occupy Wall Street 10 Year Anniversary

    On September 17th several Occupy’s celebrated the 10th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. Ten years ago our movement swept the nation and the world. While we haven’t heard Occupy in the news so much over the past years, that doesn’t mean that occupiers weren’t busy. Occupiers were very busy, participating in Black Lives Matter, The Women’s March, Standing Rock and everything else that affects the 99%. Occupiers also ran for public office and won, started Non-Profits and companies of their own. Some homeless occupiers have even come to own their own homes. Though we have sadly lost some members from our ranks along the way, Occupy is still very much alive.

    Occupy Boston

    Occupy Boston gathered at Faneuil Hall in Boston on Friday afternoon to celebrate OWS’s anniversary as well as shining light on changing the name of Faneuil Hall, 7th most visited tourist site in the world and named after a slave trader. A small number of activists occupied Faneuil Hall for the night offering food, water, first aid and other assistance to those in distress in the overnight hours. Occupy Boston is planning to occupy Faneuil Hall again on September 30th the 10th anniversary of Occupy Boston.

    Occupy Los Angeles

    Occupy Los Angeles gathered at city hall to commemorate their 10 year anniversary on Friday. Lee Camp joined them to celebrate with a ‘batsignal’ stating ‘We Are The 99%’ projected on Los Angeles city hall. There were several speeches and you can see part of it below.

    Occupy Wall Street

    Occupy Wall Street gathered at about 11 am on Friday at Zuccotti Park. There were several speakers and a press conference. Things went pretty smoothly as far as we know.

    Protest Raytheon’s Hypocrisy at the Run to Home Base

    Saturday, September 25th

    8:30 am to 11:00 am

    Massachusetts Ave. across from the Hynes Convention MBTA Station

    This Saturday Raytheon is the lead sponsor of the “Run to Home Base” at Fenway Park, a worthy cause aimed at helping veterans recovering from the wounds of war. Join Veterans for Peace and the Raytheon Antiwar Campaign outside of Fenway Park to protest Raytheon’s hypocrisy.

    Our Message is clear: Veterans’ Health: YES – Raytheon’s War Profits: NO

    Raytheon’s sponsorship of the event is the height of hypocrisy. Wars that have devastated so many hundreds of thousands abroad and many of our own soldiers have enriched Raytheon.

    The company has garnered well over $310 Billion in weapons contracts since 9/11. “The devastating US wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria and Yemen are like a giant cash register for Raytheon and the 4 other biggest weapons contractors. That’s why they have spent $2.5 billion on lobbying congress and US presidents since 9/11,” says Paul Shannon, a member of the Raytheon Antiwar campaign in greater Boston. Raytheon’s lobbyists, campaign contributions and personnel in high government offices have helped keep these wars going.

    Please join us at this rally or the one in the afternoon before the Red Sox game. Help let everyone know that Raytheon is no friend of US soldiers as long as it’s in the business of war profiteering.

    “Protest Raytheon’s Hypocrisy at the Run to Home Base”

    S17 – Occupy Boston – @ FANEUIL HALL – CHANGE THE NAME/ OWS 10yr Anniversary

    For Immediate Release:

    Occupy Boston will be occupying Faneuil Hall with The New Democracy Coalition and other advocates on September 17th at 5PM to shine light on the need to change the name of Faneuil Hall. It’s Time!
    We will also be marking the 10th Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street in the most appropriate way. This will be a non-violent protest and will end on Sunday afternoon.

    S17 – Occupy Boston – @FANEUIL HALL – CHANGE THE NAME/ OWS 10yr Anniversary

    Friday Schedule: S17

    • 5PM – Change The Name Rally
    • 7PM Occupy Wall Street 10yr Anniversary
    • 9PM – Speakers and Movies
    • 10PM – Music

    Saturday S18
    10 – Wellness/Yoga/Speaker

    Concurrent Occupy Events

    – We Want Democracy (Occupy Wall Street 10th Anniversary) FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 AT 5 PM EDT Free · Thomas Paine Plaza Philadelphia PA – https://fb.me/e/1Lf87NIwg

    – Occupy Los Angeles 10th Anniversary Friday, 9/17 6:00 p.m. General Assembly Los Angeles City Hall (South Steps) – https://fb.me/e/WIjs14iK

    – OCCUPY WALL ST 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY NYC SEP 17 AT 8 AM EDT
    SEP 19 AT 8 PM EDT – https://fb.me/e/eytv2K5hR

    Faneuil Hall is the 7th most visited tourist site in the world, that’s like 18,000,000 visitors per year. It is a 279-year-old market and meeting place once owned by Peter Fanieul, a slave trader. This tourist site was the Auction Block.

    Long ago the property was given to the city of Boston and was named after Peter Faneuil. Today it is described as America’s first mall to tourists, they don’t know that human beings were sold there. Of the 143 businesses housed there, zero are owned by POC according to Kevin Peterson. Bostons previous mayor Marty Walsh refused to even allow a hearing on changing the name of Faneuil Hall. With a mayoral election on the horizon 51% of Massachusetts voters support a name change. It’s Time!

    We invite Boston Mayoral Candidates to take a stand not only acknowledging the horror of Faneuil Hall but to allow the people of Boston the privilege of choosing to no longer contribute to the legacy of slavery.

    This Action is a response to the City of Boston’s failure to accommodate the peoples wishes in allowing for a hearing.

    For more information, visit OccupyBoston.org or email: info@occupyboston.org

    Protest Apple’s plan to put spyware on your phone

    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 AT 6 PM

    Apple Boylston Street: 815 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116

    On Monday, September 13, people will join distributed protests at Apple stores across the country to demand Apple cancel its plans to install photo and message scanning spyware on its devices. Apple’s #spyPhone proposal would endanger LGBTQ+ youth, communities of color, sex workers, and other vulnerable populations, while doing nothing to make kids safer.Background: On August 5, 2021 Apple announced plans to include new surveillance features in an upcoming iOS update that will scan all photos uploaded to iCloud Photos, as well as all iMessage images sent or received by child accounts. This sort of monitoring is a shocking departure from Apple’s former commitment to privacy and security for its users. Because these scans happen on the devices themselves, they would bypass end-to-end encryption and establish a new precedent for law enforcement to access information on personal devices. Apple is the only major tech company to take this incredibly dangerous step—but once they do, others may be forced to follow.There is still time to stop this. Apple has already announced that they are delaying the update while they consider the massive amount of feedback they’ve received. We need to show massive opposition and demand Apple permanently abandon its plan to install spyware on our phones Join us to protest Apple and stop the spyPhone!Learn more at https://www.nospyphone.com/This event is nonviolent and peaceful. We will have posters and a banner, feel free to also bring your own or just show up in solidarity.We are committed to upholding public health guidelines related to COVID. Please don’t attend if you have any COVID symptoms, and please do wear a mask and practice social distancing. 

    Link to FB Event Page

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