ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY ACTIONS IN THE WORKS – SEPT. 15-17

WALL STREET TO THE 99%: DROP DEAD
OCCUPY WALL STREET PUSHES BACK FOR THE 99%

 ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY ACTIONS IN THE WORKS – SEPT. 15-17
ALL ROADS LEAD TO WALL STREET


         September 17, 2012 (#S17) marks the beginning of year two of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) and four years since Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy, helping catapult our global economy into a new phase of disrepair and dragging millions of ordinary people down with it. No complaints from the rich 1% – they’re still rich. They’re insatiable unless we push back.

On September 15-17, Occupy Wall Street is planning three days of education, celebration and resistance to economic injustice with convergences and assemblies, concerts, and some of the famous OWS direct action. Much of our organizing happens behind-the-scenes, but you’ll see Occupy pop into view soon; and as we are sure you already know, we are bigger than the sum of our mass demonstrations (they just tend to get the most attention).

If you are planning a piece about OWS, let us know and we’ll connect you to organizers here in NYC and elsewhere.

Occupy Wall Street PR Team
Contact: 347-292-1444 | 
press@occupywallst.org | @occupywallstpr 

For more info on the #S17 visit www.s17nyc.org

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Activists Occupy Key Nuclear Power-Related Facilities on 67th Anniversary of Hiroshima, Nagasaki Bombing

For Immediate Release
Contact: 347-292-1444, press@occupywallst.org
For This Action Only: Russell Lum, 707-301-7951, owseswg@gmail.com or Linnea Palmer-Paton, 860-898-0101

Activists Occupy Key Nuclear Power-Related Facilities on 67th Anniversary of Hiroshima, Nagasaki Bombing

The 99% Expose Dangerous Triad of 1%/Obama Administration/Nuclear Power

August 6 is always a day of remembrance of those who suffered and perished in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, as atomic bombs killed at least 225,000 and riddled the country’s populations with birth defects and cancers. Today, in NYC, San Francisco Bay Area, and Los Alamos, New Mexico, activists will be calling for a day to “Occupy Nukes” to: highlight the costly and continued development of nuclear weapons; reveal the very real human and environmental health hazards of nuclear power technology; expose the profitable alliance between the government and 1% corporations who are profiting from US nuclear capabilities.

Our government ignores radioactive pollution from the corporations that fund elections, and the people are unprotected from the nuclear threat. The actions planned around the country today, draw connections between nuclear weapons and nuclear power, Hiroshima and Fukushima, Japanese and US reactors. It calls attention to the hazards of nuclear waste and the peril in which corporate greed coupled with the US government’s backing puts us all.

New York City, 5:30pm, GE Headquarters, 30 Rockefeller Plaza
Demonstrators will hold a melt-in (like a die-in but soggier) at GE, builder of the melted-down reactors at Fukushima. In the wake of this disaster, GE is trying to build a new uranium enrichment facility in Wilmington, NC.

There is a day-long non-violent protest in Los Alamos, New Mexico, at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, ground zero for US nuclear weapons development. More info on the Los Alamos action can be found here (http://interoccupy.net/newswire/occupy-new-mexico-national-call-for-civil-disobedience-august-3-6-2012/)

Also, at the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco, 50 Fremont Street, 2 PM, followed by a march to northern California’s main power provider, PG&E. More about San Francisco’s action here (http://occupyoakland.org/2012/07/shut-down-not-melt-down-anti-nuclear-action/)

Groups participating in Occupy Nukes: OWS Environmental Solidarity, (Un)Occupy Albuquerque, Occupy Santa Fe, Occupy San Francisco Environmental Justice Working Group, Coalition Against Nukes, No Nukes Action, Green Action for Health and Environmental Justice, Nuke Free Now!, War Resisters League, Catholic Worker Movement, Shut Down Indian Point Now, Abolition 2000 NY Metro, Brooklyn for Peace, Pax Christi, Todos Somos Japon

Occupy Wall Street is part of an international people-powered movement fighting for economic justice in the face of disastrous neoliberal economic practices, the crimes of Wall Street, and a government controlled by monied interests. We are the 99% organizing to end tyranny of the 1%.
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