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  • S30: a retrospect

    We set out to celebrate our 10th Anniversary, not just patting each other on the back saying weren’t we great 10 years ago. We wanted to do something that would also affect a positive change in the community. Shining light on the need to change the name of Faneuil Hall, or at the least letting the people decide instead of Marty Walsh. We also wanted to bridge some divides in our own community. Overall we were successful.

    BPD brought the cavalry, with helicopters and all. They not only brought hundreds of police officers, but had bike cops in reserve behind Quincy Market, a contingent of Park Rangers nearby and all parcels of the Greenway well guarded. Maybe they were feeling a little nostalgic as well. We have to compliment them on their effort to present a diverse front. We saw more female and POC police officers that day than we thought were on the force. Although they would not allow anyone to stay the night, and the public was prevented full use of the park, police did not harass anyone and were generally pretty friendly. We even saw one of them dancing when Keytar Bear was playing.

    Nobody was hurt, there were no arrests, nothing was damaged. There were two tickets given. One for an inspection sticker and the other a parking ticket. We gave food and bottled water to many and were able to outreach to more. We had entertainment from Keytar Bear, BABAM and Eddie Emerson. And we had a Great Time!

    We appreciate the participation of Boston Police, they helped shine a brighter light on the issue of Changing The Name of Faneuil Hall. No matter how many people might have shown up at Faneuil Hall, or spent the night there, it just wouldn’t have had the same impact without them.

    We also appreciate the help of Kevin Peterson and New Democracy Coalition, Green Rainbow Party of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Peace Action and Boston Mayday Coalition. There were also quite a few individuals who did all kinds of things to help make this happen.

    We Thank All who attended and participated. It’s the idea that a better world is possible that allows us to gather to make positive social change and to heal our communities.

    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, Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts 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 – 5PM – Occupy Boston 10th Anniversary/ Change The Name

    S30 Event: Schedules subject to change.

    S30 Thursday
    5- Meet/Rally at Faneuil Hall/ Setup
    7- Music/Peoples Mic: Eddie Emerson +
    9 -Celebration
    — overnight —

    O1 Friday
    5- Rally
    6- Speakers/Music – incl. Domingos DaRosa, Kevin Peterson.
    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.

    **We also need some Volunteers to help with setup of canopies and tables, unloading of vehicles. Please meet at Faneuil Hall at 4PM.

    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

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