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THURS DEC 11 – #ENOUGH: Rally & March for Eric Garner, Michael Brown & #AllOfUs

December 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Bank of America Action (Winston) – Thurs April 24 – People & Planet Over Profit!

April 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

Join us Thursday @ 4:30 in the anticipated beautiful weather for a BANK OF AMERICA action in solidarity with the Earth Day to May Day: Global Climate Convergence and new wave of actions happening across the nation! Bank of America’s corrupt practices have been revealed in recent string of embarrassing court losses- however the fines for criminal activity where nowhere near stuff enough and no banking executive has yet to be either personally fined or arrested! Are we gonna wait until another Wall Street disaster exponentially worse than the one we are in now? Can we afford to wait as a planet? The theme will be “People and Planet over Profit!” and we will connect the dots between global destruction, social justice, and economic inequity. Here are some our major demands/points of unity. The night before we will make a few signs info TBA:

#1 End/Moratorium on All Home Foreclosures!

#2 Stop Financing Mountaintop Removal & Big Oil Projects Immediately!

#3 No Banker is Too Big To Jail: Hold Execs accountable for massive fraud and corruption that directly led to the global economic disaster which has only begun to unfurl its devastation on the public sector.

#4 Break Up the Big Banks: whatever we want to do with them we will need to break up lenders and the betters which would require a radical overhaul of the big bank behemoth.
http://www.corp-research.org/bank-of-america

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Duke Energy Action: CLEAN UP YOUR ASH! #waveofaction Kick-Off!

April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

DUKE ENERGY: USE YOUR OWN CASH TO CLEAN UP YOUR ASH!

FRIDAY APRIL 4
5:30-7:30P
4TH & TRADE (CIVIC PLAZA-ACROSS FROM CVS)
DOWNTOWN WINSTON-SALEMThe Triad Duke Energy Action Group is sponsoring the first #waveofactionevent in our area. It will take place near Civic Plaza. We will be passing outcoal ash info flyers to passers-by and inviting folks to attend the Duke Energy Shareholders Meeting Rally & Protest on May Day. Weather-willing we MAY even have some activist clips screening starting around 6:30! (Rain date will be the first Friday of May)We will be calling for:
#1 Duke Energy to Clean Up the Dan River and ALL coal ash lagoons in an environmentally safe manner contained from our communities. Duke Energy has paid ZERO taxes and received a net REFUND of nearly $300 MILLION DOLLARS despite making $9 billion dollars in profit since 2008; they should incur the entire cost of the cleanups, not taxpayers or ratepayers.

#2 Duke Energy to place a moratorium for residential energy cut-offs as the real wages for working people remain stagnant or falling while the costs of living and energy are soaring. Duke Energy to credid the $1.50 processing fee for all cash payment locations.

#3 Come CLEAN, Pat! Gov. McCrory MUST disclose the full extent of his connections and investments with his 30 year fobrmer employer Duke Energy (a state regulated for-profit utility MONOPOLY) and share ALL information with the Federal Gov’t pertaining to NC State Gov’t-DENR-Duke Energy connections.


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DAVID POWERS MUST RESIGN FROM UNC BOARD OF GOVERNORS:

November 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

EVERYONE please stop and take the time to sign this petition and read primer below:
http://www.change.org/petitions/david-powers-of-reynolds-american-alec-unc-b-o-g-step-down-from-the-board-of-governors-of-unc

Occupy Winston-Salem is teaming up with Alianza, NC Student Power Union, NC State Greens, peeps from the Moral Monday Movement, farm labor activists and others to GET David Powers and ALEC corporate-funded interests OUT of the UNC SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS.

David Powers is a VP for Reynolds American, a recent national level Treasurer for ALEC’s corporate board, and a board member for Real Jobs NC (an Art Pope funded Political Action Committee). Let’s also not forget that Reynolds American profits from horrific farm labor abuse:
http://www.oxfamamerica.org/publications/a-state-of-fear-human-rights-abuses-in-north-carolinas-tobacco-industry

Since his appointment to the UNC Board, David Powers has made it HIS job to help spearhead the abolition of tuition rate hike caps (resulting in system-wide 9-12% tuition hikes.. and more to come!), the reduction of required financial aid allotments, and making recommendations for shaping the UNC System curriculum from a public to a far more private (i.e. corporate) controlled (yet publicly-subsidized) curriculum. That means humanities, history, philosophy, the arts and other programs that help us to become independent thinkers and fuller human beings are in dire jeopardy

Our response is that we’ve got to KICK OUT the Powers that be- we don’t need a tobacco industry lobbyist screwing NC higher education to the wall!

Please not only SIGN this petition but get TEN of your like-minded peeps to stop this madness! This will be distributed at every monthly BOG meeting until Powers resigns!

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TRAYVON MARTIN RALLY & VIGIL IN WINSTON-SALEM

July 16, 2013 in News, Resources, Uncategorized

TUESDAY JULY 16th

700 Block of MLK, Jr. Drive

7:30p-Rally

8:00p-Speakers

8:40p-Vigil (approximate time)

http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_e1ef46c8-ed84-11e2-b1cd-001a4bcf6878.html

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OCCUPY WINSTON ASSEMBLY & PLANNING MEETING JUNE 12 @ 6:30

June 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

Zuccotti Park is re-occupied, the People’s Occupation Movement in Turkey is AMAZING, and so we must re-occupy our meetings right here in Winston-Salem! During this assembly & planning meeting we will plan ahead for the June 19 Duke Energy Rate Hilke Rally before the hearings and begin to decide/brainstorm on future campaigns for the next several months. We will have another assembly in July and planning meetings for different events.

GOT AN IDEA FOR A CAMPAIGN/PROJECT?
GOT AN EVENT YOU WANT OCCUPY TO ENDORSE/JOIN?
JUST WANNA CHECK OUT WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO LATELY?

Cmon down to our Assembly!
6:30 @ the Forsyth County Library MEETING ROOM 202 (NOT the auditorium- UPSTAIRS!) 660 West 5th Street

Onward!

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Honoring the 1940′s Local 22 Tobacco Union Strike in Winston-Salem, NC

April 23, 2013 in News, Resources, Uncategorized


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BANK OF AMERICA & DUKE ENERGY SHAREHOLDER MEETING DATES SET:

April 3, 2013 in News, Uncategorized

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DUKE ENERGY: MAY 2, CHARLOTTE (rally @ 9am)

526 S Church Street, Charlotte NC

 

BANK OF AMERICA: MAY 8, CHARLOTTE (more info TBA! be parked n ready to rally by 8:30am!)

 

Facebook Event Pages:

https://www.facebook.com/events/547165198657747/

https://www.facebook.com/events/133764126805875/

 

 

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Winston-Salem City Council Passes Our Resolution Against Citizens United & Money As Free Speech!

March 23, 2013 in News, Resources, Uncategorized

Just in case you haven’t heard, Winston-Salem City Council PASSED our Resolution Against Citizens United/Money Equals Free Speech 5-2!! (Molly Leight was unfortunately out of town so we could have likely had a 6-2 victory!)

More specifics can be found here: http://yesweeklyblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/winston-salem-city-council-passes.html

We would like to especially thank City Councilman James Taylor for introducing the resolution and all of the City Council Members who voted to pass it! We’d also like to thank Linda Sutton and Democracy NC for co-sponsoring the resolution, the entire People’s Coalition Against Citizens United and Occupy Greensboro for showing their support and attending several meetings, Rev. Bass & the Ministers Conference, Winston-Salem NAACP, Voters Legislative Transparency Project, NC Voters for Clean Elections, and around 1300 local and NC residents, community leaders, and elected officials who signed our petitions for their support and endorsements! Also a shout-out to Elon Law Faculty Eric Fink for headlining our Teach-In on Corporate Personhood. We could NOT have done this without you!

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YES MEN: Free Movie Showing and Q&A w/ founding member Patrick Lichty

March 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

Next Friday March 29 @ 7:30 Come n watch the fun documentary “The Yes Men” and enjoy a Q&A w/ Artist/Activist and founding Yes Men animator Patrick Lichty!

Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/568008839884846/?fref=ts

Patrick Lichty is a technologically-based media artist, writer, independent curator, co-founder of the performance art group Second Front, animator for the activist group, The Yes Men, and Executive Editor of Intelligent Agent Magazine. He began showing technological media art in 1989, and deals with works and writing that explore the social relations between us and media. Venues in which Lichty has been involved with solo and collaborative works include the Whitney & Turin Biennials, Maribor Triennial, Performa Performance Biennial, Ars Electronica, and the International Symposium on the Electronic Arts (ISEA). He was recently a featured presenter at the SXSW Interactive Conference in Austin in a panel titled “Art, Activism & Augmented Reality”

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NO HIKES FOR NUKE, DUKE: PROTEST & ATTEND DUKE ENERGY’S 20 YEAR PLAN FOR INSANE RATE HIKES, NUCLEAR POWER, AND ENVIRONMENTAL HAVOC!

February 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

NO HIKES FOR NUKE, DUKE!!

THIS THURSDAY FEB 28 IN CHARLOTTE - COME TO PROTEST & ATTEND DUKE ENERGY’S 20 YEAR PLAN FOR INSANE RATE HIKES, NUCLEAR POWER, AND ENVIRONMENTAL HAVOC!

LOCATION: Mecklenburg County Courthouse: Courtroom 5310, 832 E. 4th St. Charlotte, NC

CARS LEAVING WINSTON BEGINNING @ 3:30 (some may leave later) The meeting begins @ 7 however we’re gonna get there to protest outside!

Contact occupywinston@gmail.com 

Duke/Progress, (now the LARGEST power monopoly in the country!) has grabbed tremendous political influence within the state of NC and is more confident than ever in presenting their 20 year IRP (Business/Resource Plan they are obligated to present to the Utilities Commision). Greenpeace Charlotte, the Statewide Energy Roundtable (including NCWARN and others) & The Environmental Working Group (essentially Occupy Charlotte lol) has done a fantastic job of demanding and securing a SECOND IRP meeting in Charlotte (the first one was in Raleigh on January 29) This plan is ultimately a recipe of more environmental destruction, destruction of jobs in mining areas with no plan forward, destruction of arable land via hydraulic natural gas extraction, and more nuclear power plants (Fukushima, anyone??)

http://www.consumersagainstratehikes.org/consumer-alliance-warns-of-a-doubling-of-electricity-rates-under-duke-energys-business-plan/

As many of you know, Gov. McCrory was a Duke Executive for almost 3 decades. (and essentially still is!) http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/watchdog-group-concerned-over-mccrory-regulating-d/nWQnj/ 

ALSO the chairman of the NC House Utilities Committee Mike Hager is a Duke Energy Employee (whaaat? YES.) http://greenpeaceblogs.org/tag/american-legislative-exchange-council/

ALSO Mike Hager & Duke Energy are big-time ALEC Members (WHAT? Yes.) http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/print-edition/2012/05/11/duke-buys-in-to-alec-meeting.html?page=all

Our response is:

  • Make Renewable Energy A Global Right!

  • Transform Communities devastated by Mountaintop removal into new centers of renewable energy for the region!

  • NO more subsidizing Profit-mad Energy corps!

  • NO to NC Senate Bill 10 which would effectively give Duke Energy and other corporate power in NC a mandate to take over all state regulatory commissions (as if they weren’t frightening enough already) This link is a wealth of info on the IRP (Integrated Resource Plan) from an environmental perspective including a webinar, etc: http://www.ncwarn.org/2012/12/irp-and-rate-hike-hearings/

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COME SUPPORT OUR RESOLUTION @ THE CITY COUNCIL GOVT CMTE. MEETING: TUES, FEB 12 @ 6PM!

February 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

Are you REALLY worried about the state of the Union? (not to mention the general state of unions?!) Come support us on Feb 12 Tues evening @ 6pm, City Hall 101 N Main as we the City Council Govt Cmte. discusses our resolution against Citizens United/Corporate Personhood!
ALSO.. Check out this EXCELLENT talk by Jeff Clements, author of Corporations Are Not People:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psJJRiazR78

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THIS Saturday Feb 9, 7th ANNUAL HKonJ! (Historic Thousands on Jones st)

February 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

Please join Occupy Winston-Salem will be joining hundreds of other local residents as we attend  the 7th Annual Historic Thousands on Jones St in Raleigh! 

Buses: Winston-Salem: Do you want to ride the bus? Leaving East Winston Food Lion Shopping Center at 7:00am on Feb. 9th. We will return by 4:00pm. Snacks will be provided. Please RSVP for your free seat by Feb. 2nd. Contact Linda Sutton at 870-2168 (ljsutton2000@hotmail.com) or Wayne Patterson at 995-3072 (swaynelaw@yahoo.com) Food Lion address is 1499 New Walkertown Rd. http://goo.gl/maps/xIoZl 

Occupy WS Carpool: There may be a carpool heading to Raleigh please check back on Fri! However we recommend the bus for a reliable bet! Please RSVP above!

Please click on these links for more info:  hkonj.com and http://occupywinstonsalem.org/events/7th-annual-hkonj-historic-thousands-on-jones/#.URB93aU818E

 

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SUNDAY 2PM ASSEMBLY/PLANNING MEETING and MONDAY CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7 (arrive early!)

December 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

 SUNDAY 2-4ish:  Planning meeting to prepare for Mon. City Council Meeting and other actions

Sunday general assembly and planning meetings will now begin at 2PM (not 3 pm)

Join us this Sunday Dec. 16 from 2-4 at the COMMUNITY ARTS CAFÉ for a planning session for the Dec. 17 City Council meeting Our goal is to have a comprehensive list of arguments presented to the City Council to pass a resolution against the 2010 Supreme Court ruling and in support of a constutional amendment that clarifies the Bill of Rights as only applicable to NATURAL persons and not large corporations. We are going to discuss our strategy and other actions that may happen before the holidays. 

 Dec. 17 City Council Meeting (Citizens United Resolution) and after-meeting get-together.

Join Democracy NC, Occupy, and several other organizations, concerned residents, and activists on Monday Dec. 17 7 pm (PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY!) as we make our first formal petition before the City Council urging them to pass a resolution against Citizens United! The City Council Meeting will be held at City Hall (101 N Main St.) right across Main St. from the big Wells Fargo building J 

After this event we will have an Anniversary get-together most likely at Mellow Mushroom or a similar downtown establishment. (according to the forecasts chances are there will be rain so an outdoor event may not happen… but stay tuned!)


OCCUPY Walmart – Sunday 12/9 2-4 pm Peter’s Creek Pkwy

December 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

New GA Time

December 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

Our meeting time has changed to 2 – 4 pm (still the 3rd Sat of each month at Community Arts Cafe).

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*UPDATE* WALMART SOLIDARITY PROTEST TODAY@ HANES MILL RD/UNIV. PKWY WALMART!

November 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

*UPDATE* SOLIDARITY ACTION TODAY FROM 1-3  @ HANES MILL WALMART 320 E Hanes Mill on sidewalk near Chic-fil-A!

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SUPER-IMPORTANT OCCUPY ASSEMBLY THIS SUNDAY!!

November 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

The most IMPORTANT GA in months! COMMUNITY ARTS CAFE @ 3PM! (4th and Spruce St. downstairs!)

People power is BACK with a vengeance and we are planning several actions, including Walmart BLACK FRIDAY solidarity actions, our anniversary date with the Winston-Salem City Council on Dec 17 to petition a resolution against Corporate Personhood/Citizens United (and an ANTI-PAPA ANNIVERSARY PIZZA PARTY afterwards???) and a brand new sexy Reynolds American campaign for early 2013! BTW if you haven’t been to a GA a in a while we’ve relaxed the structure a lot so it’s a much more circular discussion! SEE YOU THERE!

Monday 6PM City Council Meeting!! Prevent Homelessness!

October 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

Monday 6PM City Council Meeting!!

75 West Side Apartments families, many of them elderly and disabled, are facing eviction. Let’s show up at the City Council meeting tomorrow at 6pm to support these families. We can make it easy for our city leaders to stick to their responsibility to ensure that these residents are not made homeless and are not negatively impacted by their votes to allow the property owner to rezone these homes.

http://yesweeklyblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/winston-salem-council-pauses-on_2.html

#GlobalNoise day 10.13 is being re-scheduled – Please check back for updates!!

October 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

We will NOT present our CU petitions to City Hall on Oct. 1

September 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

We will update this site when we have a date to present

No GA Sept. 16 due to #S17

September 13, 2012 in Uncategorized


DUE TO #S17, we will skip the GA, see you all Oct. 21st!!

TRANSPORTATION TO CHARLOTTE 9/1-9/3

August 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

OUR TIME HAS ARRIVED

Join us for the March on Wall Street South in Charlotte on Sunday 9/2

We previously announced that we would have vans leaving, but that plan was foiled by the evil overlords of the corporatized private transportation industry.  Instead, we will carpool from Thruway (meet in front of the new Trader Joe’s, formerly Border’s).  We need to leave promptly at 9, the rally begins at 11 and parking is going to be a BITCH.  Please e-mail debdemske@gmail.com if you plan to carpool with us.

There could be up to 10,000 people at this march.

This event promises to be the biggest protest in North Carolina’s history.  DON’T MISS IT, MAKE HISTORY

Here are the contingents that will be marching with us:

  • Unemployed workers
  • Organize the South! Workers Rights are Human Rights!
  • No Papers No Fear/Sin Papeles y Sin Miedo (Undocumented/Immigrants Rights organized by the Undocubus)
  • LGBTQ
  • Housing is a Right! Stop home foreclosures!
  • Youth and Students
    • Including Stop the School to Prison Pipeline section
  • Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad
    • Including No War/No Warming, anti-drone,  and Free All Political Prisoners sections

August 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Change in General Assembly

July 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

There are 2 changes to our General Assemblies.

First, we are thrilled that the Community Arts Café at 411 West 4th Street  Winston-Salem, NC 27101 (Downstairs) has kindly agreed to host our GA’s on a regular basis.  We really like getting out to other places, and may occasionally do that, but for now, we don’t want to spend a lot of time finding spaces to schedule the GA’s.

Secondly, we seem to have developed into a group that is constantly in a whirlwind of motion!!  OW-S is EVERYWHERE!!!  We wanted to try having just one GA a month, 3rd Sunday of each month, to give ourselves time to participate in more activities.

So, until it’s changed at a future GA,

we will meet the 3rd Sunday of every month from 3-5 pm downstairs at the Community Arts Café.

Hope to see you there in August!!

OCCUPY With MUSIC as a form of PROTEST!!

July 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Is Big Business Healthcare Making Us Sick?

July 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

Join us Thursday, July 12 at 6:30 pm at the Parkway United Church of Christ for an expert panel discussion on the state of health care in our nation and how it is affecting us. Topics of this panel discussion should include Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, contraception, health care as a business, the financial status of non-profit hospitals and how community investment is monitored. Scheduled speakers include Dr. Johnathan Kotch, award-winning and distinguished professor of the UNC Chapel Hill Dept. of Public Health , and Dr. Gus Montana, both members of Health Care for All, NC

http://www.healthcareforallnc.org/index.cfm?temp_id=99999.
Meet with us at 6:30 for refreshment – discussion will begin at 7:00.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States spent more on health care per capita ($7,146), and more on health care as percentage of its GDP (15.2%), than any other nation in 2008. The USA pays twice as much on health care. Currently, the USA has a higher infant mortality rate than most of the world’s industrialized nations, and in the United States life expectancy is 42nd in the world, after Chile (35th) and Cuba (37th). The World Health Organization (WHO), in 2000, ranked the U.S. health care system as the highest in cost, first in responsiveness, 37th in overall performance, and 72nd by overall level of health (among 191 member nations included in the study). 49.9 million residents, 16.3% of the population, were uninsured in 2010. A 2004 OECD report said: “With the exception of Mexico, Turkey, and the United States, all OECD countries had achieved universal or near-universal (at least 98.4% insured) coverage of their populations by 1990. The 2004 IOM report observed “lack of health insurance causes roughly 18,000 unnecessary deaths every year in the United States.”]while a 2009 Harvard study estimated that 44,800 excess deaths occurred annually due to lack of health. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_care_in_the_United_States

Citizens United Petition Drive and Movie Night with Democracy NC

July 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

Civic Park at 4th & Trade St. Friday July 6th, 6:00pm.  The Citizens United Supreme Court Decision from 2010 has unleashed unprecedented amounts of money into the political landscape, eroding our election process, and making human people less important than corporate “people” to our political system.  Join OCCUPIERS and members of Democracy NC (non-partisan group  working against the Citizens United decision) in sharing all the reasons why money is NOT speech and corporations are NOT people.   Democracy NC will share a video with us.  Our petition asks the City Council of Winston Salem to pass a resolution to call on Congress for a constitutional amendment overturning the Citizens United decision.

https://www.change.org/petitions/city-of-winston-salem-stand-up-for-the-rights-of-natural-persons

Novant Layoffs – RAISE YOUR VOICE

June 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

YES WEEKLY Blog reporter Jordan Green wrote an article about Occupy Winston Salem’s protest against the Novant layoffs on Wednesday June 6.  Occupy Winston Salem is asking all OCCUPIERS to visit this blog post and comment about your feelings about these layoffs.  https://vimeo.com/43576335


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FUNNY ALEC CARTOON FROM OUR OWN OCCU-FAMILY:

May 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

Click on the picture to enlarge!
Then check out these less-amusing-but-essential links for more info on ALEC:
www.alecexposed.org
http://www.vltp.net/alec/alecs-spring-agenda
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BANK OF AMERICA SHAREHOLDER MEETING PROTEST

May 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

TONIGHT – Tues 3/27 Vigil and Forum for Treyvon Martin

March 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

TONIGHT @ 6:30PM TUES MARCH 27 VIGIL & FORUM FOR TRAYVON MARTIN UNION BAPTIST CHURCH 1200 N. TRADE STREET W-S, see info: http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2012/mar/27/winston-salem-vigil-and-forum-on-trayvon-martin-sh-ar-2094096/

 

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JUSTICE RALLY FOR TRAYVON MARTIN WED. MARCH 28 @ 5:00P WSSU

March 26, 2012 in News, Resources, Uncategorized

Wear your Black Hoodies and bring your signs as we rally for Trayvon Martin on MLK Jr. Drive at 5pm on Wednesday March 28th!!!

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Sat. March 24 Open Forum

March 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

Join us for another “99 Days Occupy Every Ward” Event at Green Street Church, http://occupywinstonsalem.org/events/sat-march-24-potluck-at-green-street-church/
Bring a dish, or just SHOW UP and enjoy the hospitality and company.  This will be an Open Forum to share ideas and concerns, so come prepared to contribute AND to LISTEN.

Peace!!

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THURS FEB 23-JOIN US FOR DISCUSSION ABOUT NC STATEWIDE GA & W-S PROTEST AGAINST ALEC & CORPRATE GREED

February 19, 2012 in News, Resources, Uncategorized

WE ARE THE 99%; OUR VOICES MUST BE HEARD! LET’S DISCUSS IDEAS FOR THE FIRST EVER NC STATEWIDE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND THE FEB 29 NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST LEAP INTO ACTION AGAINST ALEC AND CORPORATE GREED. PLANNING MEETING IS THURS FEB 23 FROM 5:30-7:30PM AT BREAKFAST OF COURSE ON TRADE ST IN DOWNTOWN WINSTON-SALEM. SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS BY DRINKING FREE COFFEE PROVIDED BY OCCUPY WINSTON-SALEM. HOPE TO SEE MANY OLD & NEW FRIENDS THERE.*

Occupy Raleigh
On the weekend of Feb. 24th-26th, we invite you to Raleigh for a Statewide General Assembly for all North Carolina Occupations. We ask you to join together in changing the game again as we take the next step in restoring justice, dignity and power to the people of North Carolina.

Occupy NC (Greensboro) Occupy Durham Occupy Duke Occupy NCSU Occupy Chapel Hill/Carrboro Occupy Winston Salem Occupy Wilmington Occupy Asheville Occupy Boone Occupy Greenville NC
Occupy Raleigh Endures, Convenes Statewide Assembly Feb. 24-26 | Occupy Raleigh
www.occupyraleigh.org
On September 17th, 2011, the world changed. Never before in American history had a group so diverse come together to fight against the corrupt powers of plutocracy. All day they rallied, they talked, they shared ideas, they formed plans, they held a general assembly. People came together from all ov…

www.occupyraleigh.org

Police officers picked on the wrong person the day they arrested Occupy protestor Margaret Schucker – that was the message from the Wake County District Attorney’s office Tuesday as it dropped charges against 57-year-old Margaret, who suffers from a painful back condition. On October…
*This event will take place in lieu of our regularly scheduled Facilitations/Events Mtgs.

 

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WATCH & SUPPORT: OUR OWN OCCUPY FORECLOSURE SONG BY JOE so D.O.P.E. and the band EMERGE

February 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

Please click on the following links and support these young artists who braved the cold to provide live entertainment at our MLK Open Mic & Celebration.

Hot out of the studio right here in Winston-Salem NC, a video from our own Occupy family (Gina’s son) on Foreclosure and Housing injustice. Please don’t forget to ‘like’ this link:

A HUGE thank you to Martha’s grandson Duncan and his band Emerge for providing some excellent entertainment and a formidable PA system! Seniors at Reynolds HS their talent and artistic maturity belie their age! Here is their Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EmergePage?sk=info and here is a video them (Duncan is on the far left):

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING SUNDAY JANUARY 22 @ 2PM AT CENTRAL LIBRARY 660 W 5th STREET W-S, NC 27101

January 21, 2012 in News, Uncategorized

2-5PM IN THE AUDITORIUM

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ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES STARTING JANUARY 5th!!

January 4, 2012 in News, Uncategorized

ENVIRONMENTAL MOVIES/SPEAKERS @ TEMPLE EMANUEL

201 OAKWOOD DRIVE, WINSTON-SALEM, NC  (ACROSS FROM THRUWAY SHOPPING CENTER

  • 7pm, Thursday, January 5: The Real Cost of Coal (Coal and Mountaintop Removal, plus non-nuclear alternatives)

  • 6:30pm Wednesday, January 11: FORKS OVER KNIVES

  • 7pm Thursday, February 2: Forces of Nature

7pm, Thursday, January 5
Film: The Real Cost of Coal by Gregg Jamback;

PHOTOGRAPHS: Lost on the Road to Oblivion, The Vanishing Beauty of Coal Country by Carl Gaile.
This film shares Larry Gibson’s story and the story of the people of Appalachia, who fight each day to keep their homes, keep their families safe, and their mountains intact.
Speakers:
Gregg Jamback Documentary film maker
Carl Gaile, photographer and winner of “Art for Conservation Grant”
Prof. Dane Kuppinger , Professor of Biology at Salem College

 

6:30pm Wednesday, January 11 FILM: FORKS OVER KNIVES

FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by the food we eat.
Co-sponsored by TEEM and Whole Foods.

7pm Thursday, February 2
FILM: FORCES OF NATURE

Our youth are making an environmental difference. See them and be inspired!
See the inspirational grassroots work of 12 young people recognized with the nation’s top youth environmental prize – the Brower Youth Awards.

These 13 to 22 year olds in North America have shown outstanding leadership on a project or campaign with positive environmental and social impact.

The awardees are charismatic young heroes for planet Earth, whose stories, struggles, and victories inspire people of all ages.

ALL FILMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

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January 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

What an incredible week for Occupy Winston! We’ve been in the media nearly every day and have generated an important buzz about our movement. We need to end this string of events strong, which means showing up at 6:30pm at City Hall tomorrow, and bring a friend! The details of the event are listed under events (to the right); please send this to everyone you know, and be sure we keep punching away at the petition that we will hand to the city council tomorrow night! Occupy Chapel Hill joined us tonight with Dan Besse (as well as lots of media) and we expect Occupy Durham tomorrow night.

In the meantime, look at the earlier post that has the contact info for all the city council members and mayor, and call and email them in opposition to any change in the free speech ordinances currently in place! This is the last chance prior to the vote tomorrow night. Councilman Besse said he received only one dozen comments about his resolution that will curtail our right to public forum on city hall property! Outrageous! Call now.

Here’s the link for the petition:

http://www.change.org/petitions/winston-salem-city-council-vote-no-to-changing-the-ordinance-for-public-meetings

Peace!

Mike

Contact city council now!

December 30, 2011 in Uncategorized

Friends,
Those of you who support Occupy Winston-Salem likely already know that the group has gone out of their way to work with city officials to find a reasonable and legal avenue to demonstrate and hold public forums against the mounting inequities between the haves and have-nots. Most recently, the group held a public forum on the lawn of city hall. According to current city ordinance, any group may hold an open-air meeting on city property.

Although they were clearly within their rights, this peaceful group was broken up several times by city and county police who attempted to narrow the definition of a public forum. Now, some members of the Winston Salem city council have proposed changing the ordinance to intentionally suppress free speech.

Preventing this irresponsible, reprehensible, and undemocratic tactic by those who are supposed to represent the people is perhaps the most important event thus far in our local Occupy movement. But even if you are not an Occupy supporter, I implore you to stand up for everyone’s right to free speech and public discourse.

Regardless of your political leanings, this is a time for ACTION! What can you do?

1) Contact each and every city official listed below and let them know you expect them to do the right thing and NOT suppress free speech in Winston-Salem. Emails and phone numbers for the Mayor and council members appear at the end of this email. Or, if you like, feel free to cut and paste from the message below.

2) Send this email to every friend, acquaintance, and family member you have and ask them to do the same.

3) BE THERE on January 3rd to make your opinion known:

1/3/2012: City Council Meeting
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Room 230 2nd Floor, City Hall

Example email that you may use as a template or example:

To:
“Allen Jones, Mayor” , “Dan Besse” , “Vivian Burke” , “Denise Adams” “Robert Clark” , “Derwin Montgomery” , “Molly Leight” ,
“Wanda Merschel” , “James Taylor”

Subject:
VOTE “NO” TO LIMITING FREE SPEECH!

Dear Elected Officials of Winston-Salem,

I am appalled at Councilman Dan Besse’s proposal to change the ordinance allowing open air meetings on city property. The ability to hold public forums is a fundamental aspect of free speech, and placing limits on all citizens’ rights in order to suppress the freedom of one group is simply short-sighted. The proposal chips away at our constitutional right to free speech. This is a slippery slope toward the loss of democracy.

You were elected in order to uphold the values and freedoms of our people. Limiting free speech strikes at the very heart of who we are as a country and is in direct contradiction to all that we value.

I implore you to do the right thing and join some of your brave colleagues that oppose this draconian attempt to squelch the voice of your people. What you do now will be your legacy.

Sincerely,

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR WINSTON SALEM GOVERNMENT:

Mayor:

Allen Jones: allenj@cityofws.org 727-2058

City Council members:
Dan Besse: danbesse@danbesse.org 722-1674
Vivian Burke: vivianb@cityofws.org 661-6460

Denise Adams: denisea@cityofws.org 757-0036
Robert Clark: robertc@cityofws.org 416-0190

Derwin Montgomery: derwinm@cityofws.org 245-1088

Molly Leight: mollyl@cityofws.org 725-4325

Wanda Merschel: wandam@cityofws.org 722-6092

James Taylor, Jr: jamestjr@cityofws.org 757-2210