Help build The People’s Wall
September 7, 2012
On September 17th, exactly one year after the Occupation of Wall Street, the whole world will once again be watching. As part of the morning of actions, people from all walks of life are going to assemble in the streets surrounding the New York Stock Exchange in a historic act of nonviolent civil disobedience. We will form a peaceful sitting wall to deliver a clear message: The 99% will no longer stand for business as usual.
In building this blockade, we will — symbolically and literally — open space for the 99 Revolutions to emerge, and set the stage for the Storm Wall Street convergence. These actions work together, as essential parts of a greater whole.
· Meet at 7am at one of the intersections marked in dark blue (… or get as close as you can get, staying close to the light blue lines).
· Try to wear suits or business casual! This will help us blend in and make the job of the police more time-consuming.
· There will be assemblies and performances: take part, make your voice heard.
· When the signal comes, sit down.
· Now the whole world will be watching: Tell them why you are there.
If you can’t be arrested, but still want to help support the People’s Wall:
· Meet at the assigned intersections or as close as you can get.
· Stick to the sidewalks.
· Comply with all police orders, as calmly and slowly as possible.
· Support your friends and family as they make a statement against Wall Street. Repeat their words via human mic. Take pictures. Take video. Tell the world what you saw.
There will be three public practice sessions:
· Wednesday, September 12th, 6pm, Liberty Plaza (aka Zuccotti Park)
· Saturday, September 15th, 4pm, Washington Square Park
· Sunday, September 16th, 6pm, Foley Square
Over the past year, we have repeatedly demonstrated that Wall Street — the system of greed that they prop up, the incentive structures they embody, and the culture of accumulation and exploitation that they require — is at the root of our many crises:
Worker exploitation. Mass Incarceration & The New Jim Crow.
Environmental destruction. The Foreclosure epidemic.
Austerity. Predatory debt. Our corrupt political process.
All of our grievances are connected. If you follow the money… all roads lead to Wall Street.