Category Archives: National Actions

#F29 #OccupyCorvallis Shuts Down Wells Fargo Shut them down!

On #F29 we shut down Wells Fargo. In the trial of the century, the 99% and #OccupyCorvallis convicted Wells Fargo on all counts of fraudulent foreclosures, working closely with ALEC to corrupt OUR government, promoting the for-profit prison industry, predatory lending against minorities, refusing to pay their fair share of taxes, and enriching its CEOs while receiving Bail Out funds. #F29 received great publicity and got out the message of ALEC and Moving Our Money out of Wells Fargo!


Video:
99% v Wells Fargo (Part 1)
99% v Wells Fargo (Part 2)

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Move To Amend Referendum on the City of Salem May primary ballot.

Objective:
Move To Amend Referendum on the City of Salem May primary ballot.
Need:
3,000 signatures +/- by mid February
Tactic:
phone party & writing letters
Marion-Polk Move To Amend will be having a phone party during the
regularly scheduled Outreach Meeting
on:
Saturday Jan. 7th at 3pm
at the :
Ike Box Coffee shop. {Chemeketa and Cottage Sts., 1 block NW from Capitol}

We Need:
Callers would use their cell phones while following a script we provide.
We will also be writing letters. So bring or borrow a laptop and we will have a great time See you there!

Referendum:
Here is our proposed amendment: We are directing the city to refer our initiative to be placed on the ballot, making it a referendum..

Amendment

Section 1 [Corporations are not people and can be regulated]

The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons only.

Artificial entities, such as corporations, limited liability companies, and other entities, established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state shall have no rights under this Constitution and are subject to regulation by the People, through Federal, State, or local law.

The privileges of artificial entities shall be determined by the People, through Federal, State, or local law, and shall not be construed to be inherent or inalienable.

Section 2 [Money is not speech and can be regulated]

Federal, State and local government shall regulate, limit, or prohibit contributions and expenditures, including a candidate’s own contributions and expenditures, for the purpose of influencing in any way the election of any candidate for public office or any ballot measure.

Federal, State and local government shall require that any permissible contributions and expenditures be publicly disclosed.

The judiciary shall not construe the spending of money to influence elections to be speech under the First Amendment.

Section 3

Nothing contained in this amendment shall be construed to abridge the freedom of the press.

End corporate rule. Legalize democracy. Move To Amend.
“. . . . corporations have no consciences, no beliefs, no feelings, no thoughts, no desires. Corporations help structure and facilitate the activities of human beings, to be sure, and their “personhood” often serves as a useful legal fiction. But they are not themselves members of “We the People” by whom and for whom our Constitution was established.” — Justice Stevens, in dissent, in Citizens United v. FEC. 1/21/2010

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Information about 12/12/11 Occupy the Ports West Coast

Have you heard about this “Occupy the Ports” that is happening this Monday in Portland?! Please follow the link and watch the video to research the event. As always, your support is needed.

http://shutdowntheport.com/

 

 

 

 

Contact Occupy Corvallis for carpool information for this direct action through the email at occupy-corvallis [at] googlegroups [dot] com OR *****COME TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY***** on Thursday 12/8/11 at the Oddfellows Hall 223 SW 2nd St from 6:15-7:30PM

 

National Defense… Defending Us From Who?

Only 7 senators voted “Nay” to the National Defense Authorization Act. Didn’t hear about it? Yeah, unless you have politically active Facebook friends, you may have missed it. Mainstream media was busy reporting on more important matters.

A bit of good news among the bleak, two were our own Senators here in Oregon. I knew many people who called in about this (I called about this!) and this is one of those moments where I dare to say they listened.
But what do we do now? Well, before you are locked up indefinitely, a few things to consider include:

 

  • A local occupier also made sure to thank our own Senators:

Here’s what I said to Sen. Wyden (Merkley got the same with appropriate edits): Thank you, Senator Wyden, for your courageous NAY vote on the NDAA today. How unfortunate only 5 others than you and Sen. Merkley seem to be patriots and understand how un-American it truly is to allow citizens to be rounded up and detained indefinitely without charges or trial by the military based on accusations.

Thank you again, sir. Wayne Morse would be proud. I am proud that both my senators have backbones.

 

 

OPBlackout

Censorsed! Day of Action against SOPA

Entertainment Mega-Corporations, Big Pharma, and the Chamber of Commerce are pushing a bill referred to as SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act). This bill is the worst bill so far in the steady stream of attacks against internet free speech. It would allow corporations and the U.S. government to block sites that violate the broad-reaching law in the same way they do in Iran or China. Just for singing a song, or streaming a video with music in the background, you could be charged with a FELONY and face up to five years in prison. The good news is that Senator Wyden will filibuster this bill, and read names of those opposed to the bill. (Sign up to have your name read at stopcensorship.com) Another group, American Censorship, is organized this Censorship Day, where sites voluntarily censor themselves as they would be under the law to raise awareness and direct people to act. Occupy Corvallis supports American Censorship day and opposed SOPA. We find modern attacks on free-speech to be absurd. We cannot sit back and let “corporate persons” use unlimited money as “speech” while those same corporations attempt to suppress actual speech from the 99%.

UPDATE: The Campaign against SOPA is going well, but another bill “Protect-IP” is trying to slip into its place. When you call, please say you oppose BOTH bills.

Call Senator Wyden and thank him for his filibuster: 202-224-5244.
Call Senator Merkley and tell him you strongly oppose this bill: 202-224-3753

Learn more:

Occupy Portland Eviction

Peaceful protester pepper sprayed at point blank range during eviction. Photo credit: Randy L. Rasmussen of Portland.

Here are views from the bicycle support on eviction deadline, where thousands of protestors remained non-violent:
http://bikeportland.org/2011/11/13/bikes-lend-support-on-historic-night-of-protest-at-occupy-portland-photos-61947#comment-2164412

Vivid photojournalism showing the events at the Occupy Portland eviction enforcement on Sunday, November 13th 2011.
http://photos.oregonlive.com/photo-essay/2011/11/occupy_portland_camp_cleaning.html

One protestor, a peaceful American Sign Language interpreter, was injured by police but not arrested. The initial report can be found here:
http://occupyportland.org/2011/11/14/missed/
Follow OccupyPortland.org for updates.

We Are the Many: APEC Occupied

Read here to learn how and why he did it.

Here are the Lyrics:

We come here, gather ’round the stage
The time has come for us to voice our rage
Against the ones who’ve trapped us in a cage
To steal from us the value of our wage
From underneath the vestiture of law
The lobbyists at Washington do gnaw
At liberty, the bureaucrats guffaw
And until they are purged, we won’t withdraw
We’ll occupy the streets
We’ll occupy the courts
We’ll occupy the offices of you
Till you do
The bidding of the many, not the few
Our nation was built upon the right
Of every person to improve their plight
But laws of this Republic they rewrite
And now a few own everything in sight
They own it free of liability
They own, but they are not like you and me
Their influence dictates legality
And until they are stopped we are not free
We’ll occupy the streets
We’ll occupy the courts
We’ll occupy the offices of you
Till you do
The bidding of the many, not the few
You enforce your monopolies with guns
While sacrificing our daughters and sons
But certain things belong to everyone
Your thievery has left the people none
So take heed of our notice to redress
We have little to lose, we must confess
Your empty words do leave us unimpressed
A growing number join us in protest
We occupy the streets
We occupy the courts
We occupy the offices of you
Till you do
The bidding of the many, not the few
You can’t divide us into sides
And from our gaze, you cannot hide
Denial serves to amplify
And our allegiance you can’t buy
Our government is not for sale
The banks do not deserve a bail
We will not reward those who fail
We will not move till we prevail
We’ll occupy the streets
We’ll occupy the courts
We’ll occupy the offices of you
Till you do
The bidding of the many, not the few
We are the many
You are the few