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  • shawn longworth says:

    I was there earlier today but found it hard to discern the organizational structure and never really found you guys. Please keep me updated. Please let me know what I can do to help.

  • David says:
  • pete whipple says:

    Join Us Now Today at Westlake Center! General Assembly Meeting at 4:00PM

  • Jana says:

    Hi! A lady who is part of our group told me she had a TV camera (she told me on Saturday) The internet group and me are interested in setting up a live feed, so how could I get in touch with her?

  • Kaila says:

    Hello, my name is Kaila and I was down there on Saturday and was trying to get a group of people together to discuss posting images, video and text. I am just checking in and curious how the progress is coming.

  • Manny Frishberg says:

    I have been involved with grassroots/alternative and mainstream media for more than 40 years. I’ve spent most of the last three decades as a reporter and editor and I know the ins and outs of dealing with the press.
    In earlier days I worked on alternative/underground newspapers and with a radical filmmaking collective in the anti-Vietnam War era, as well as “guerrilla” street theater.
    I know my stuff and want to contribute in the most effective ways possible.
    Please contact me.

  • Steven Lane Smith says:

    I have been down there for the past three days. Going back tomorrow with tent for a good couple of days and plan on showing daily. Let me know how I can help.


  • Jenny Rae Schmidt says:

    I’m a fine arts photgraphy major, what can I do for y’all????

  • Chase says:

    I’m looking into spreading the word at North Seattle. I want to work with Media to craft the message we want to send.
    Also, there are a few opportunities for culture jamming videos I noticed but I’ve no experience in video editing. The first one it’s the Kermit the frog Facebook ad Disney put out for their new movie. Check it out. Do we have any good video artists?

  • cleanelectric says:

    Prominent local labor leaders sent the following “letter of solidarity ” to “Occupy Seattle” protesters late Wednesday in Seattle’s Westlake park:

    “On behalf of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, and our 500 affiliated local unions and over 400,000 union women and men we want to express our solidarity with “Occupy Seattle” for standing up for and speaking out on behalf of the 99% who have victimized by corporate and political decisions that put the interests of corporate America and Wall Street before the people.”

  • old lady says:

    the occupyseattle livestream channel now supports unlimited viewers….the occupation in seattle will be streamed live again later today…tune in!

  • old lady says:

    if you can help the totally rockin’ livestream team …mel, zoe, megan …stay online, streaming LIVE from occupy seattle,
    pls contact mel to volunteer:

    occupy LOVE people…keep it REAL, the earth is being occupied by loving people who will not be silent ever again…
    old lady

  • old lady says:

    many mobile phones can be used to livestream
    see for HOW. if you have a phone that will do this and you’d like to volunteer to join the livestream reporters…. contact MEL at or

    help us keep the STREAM LIVE …
    LOVE on everyone,
    old lady

  • cleanelectric says:

    Thursday, October 13, 2011OCCUPY SEATTLE CONTACT INFO


    General Assembly Minutes, Contacts, etc.!/groups/occupyseattle/

    Occupy Seattle
    815 1st AVE #115
    Seattle, WA 98104

  • cleanelectric says:

    The deniers and ctitics of the Occupy Movements around the world are still in the first stages of grief over the realization that the world must change now. The banks, The media, The world’s governments, Oil companies, gas companies, coal companies, our agricultural system …. are all committing crimes against citizens and our earth.

    The deniers and critics are in the “denial stage”. Next they will move to sadness and fear. Next they will feel anger and they will come down and join the rest of the 99% on the street who are already at the “anger” stage of grief. When we have a majority on the street we will all “as one people” move to the final stage of grief and create a solution to solve this global problem.

    It is never to late to think critically, open your mind, and do the right thing because it is the right thing to do. We all have known since we were children that we collectively have been going down the wrong road for a very long time. It is time to shed the lies of media owned by government and government owned by media, and it is time to shed the indoctrinations of mega corporations owned by governments and governments control (ownership) of and in mega corporations.

    This is not just Wall Street or Seattle, this is a nine month old untold story, a global revolution which began in Tunisia and has spread around the entire globe. For the first time in history there are mulitplr revolutions in multiple countries at the same time. We all have the same core message, “people before profits.”

    This revolution is milti-faceted. This revolution is an economic revolution, a political revolution, an industrial revolution, and a social revolution all in one global outcry. You are one of the 99% — even if you don’t know it yet.

  • cleanelectric says:

    This is a partial list of supporters at Wall Street.

    •United NY
    •Strong Economy for All Coalition
    •Working Families Party
    •TWU Local 100
    •SEIU 1199 (Issued a union wide statement supporting all Occupations in the country)
    •CWA 1109
    •Communications Workers of America
    •CWA Local 1180
    •United Auto Workers
    •United Federation of Teachers
    •Professional Staff Congress – CUNY
    •National Nurses United
    •Writers Guild East

    OCCUPY SEATTLE has SEIU, Teamster, and Progressive Party Endorsements. (The Progressive Party has issued a statement of supoport for all Occupied Movements.)

    We need an updated list posted of Occupy Seattle endorsements and supporters.

  • cleanelectric says:

    Last night the Seattle cops confiscated about 125 tents and arrested 7 people. Some of the tents had backpacks and other personal belongings inside them including a list of phone numbers belonging to one of the Occupy Seattle Workgroups. Of the 7 arrested some have been released without charge and some have been held for booking.

    You may not want to make an appointment to go down to the Parks Department Revolutionary Tent Storage Facility and reclaim your property because they will ask for your name and contact information in order to retrieve it (that is if you can find it and all it’s parts) among the pile of tents that they tossed without care into the back of a few pickup trucks and without any regard whatsoever as to it’s value to the owner. To make matters worse, they could be gathering this information so that they can send you a citation in the mail.

    … Just because talks between Occupy Seattle and the Mayor’s Office broke down afetr he would not allow OS to keep tents on the City Hall Plaza during the day, (we would like tents 24hours per day in order to show solidarity with the people of more than 140 American cities and in Japan, Tokyo, England, Italy, Libya, and the other dozen or so Country’s (Whole Country’s) who are “occupying” their own community centers 24 hours per day) and also to join in solidarity fellow citizens around the globe who have been doing the same thing since the first uprising in Tunisia began 9 months ago, and since the overthrow of three middle eastern governments since then. (Each Country has one common complaint, “People Before Profits.”)

    … Just because we had a single propane cook top to try feed and to heat hot water and keep soup warm for over 200 people every day, rising to 3,500 people or so last Saturday, including a large number of homeless individuals (some chronically) from all walks of life, old women, people in wheel chairs, Vietnam War Vets, Gulf War Vets, Iraq Vets, Afghanistan Vets, and countless troubled teens….…

    … a cook top that we were forced to use because we were not allowed to use any electricity from any of the parks 6 or so padlocked duplex power outlets, and just because only about 1/2 a dozen businesses out of the entire Global Revolution (as far as Seattle is concerned) whom are unfortunate enough to be directly facing or adjacent to Westlake Park are directly affected by this act of free speech which is also protected by the First Amendment (yes, the first one.) (( But that is another story about the traditional community function of a “village green” or “town center” that has been depicted throughout history.))

    … Just because these are the only reasons that talks between the Mayor and a large group of Seattle Citizens known as Occupy Seattle are protesting in exactly the same manner as tens of thousands of fellow protesters in most of the rest of the entire world is no reason for the Seattle Police to be harassing us the way that they have been doing to all of us for more than two weeks now.
    All of the police officers that I have personally talked to (except one tonight) have been nice and we have all found common ground together when nothing else is going on and we can chat freely. We talk to the cops the same as when we all talk together while Occupying at Westlake … that is until the police “receive orders to engage.”

    THEN the police took dozens of tents and arrested more than 25 people. Then… they said we can sleep in the park only if we are in sleeping bags and tarps. Then…. during two days of torrential rain with southerly winds gusting strong enough to break umbrellas (which by the way are not allowed at Westlake by protesters, but presumably OK for shoppers to have while in the park) the cops would not allow 75 all night/all day protesters and homeless to sleep under the awnings of the building which is facing the park.

    The cops made everyone move into the driving rain which had weather conditions creating a wind chill factor of 32 degrees (freezing) at 15mph wind speed @ 40 degree’s Fahrenheit. We are not out here for fun. We have a good reason to be here. During this weather 5 people suffered the early stages of hypothermia including a man who called an ambulance on himself, I drove a man to a warm bed in West Seattle which was offered to him by a complete stranger and fellow protester, and I warmed 3 people in my car, including a 17 year old girl that is 3 months pregnant and to date has had no pre-natal care… and six other homeless individuals pooled their money together to share a single hotel room to dry off and get warm for just one night.

    Next …the cops carried out more than a dozen more arrests, 10people, then 2more, and 2 more, all for minor things like 2people out of a group of more than 2,000 marching from Westlake to the Bank Of America Tower and back on 4th … arrested for sitting in the street while the other 1, 9998 + marchers were on the sidewalk … and then the cops said we couldn’t even sleep in the park at all when the park located in the middle of downtown Seattle “is closed” as is everything else for blocks if not miles around … and they were ordered to spend several nights in a row kicking anybody who wasn’t standing to wake them up and keep us awake.

    I did manage to prevent one cop from waking the protester next to me because I pointed out to the cop that he was one of the many protesters who had brought their children with him and his boy (about 3years old) was fast asleep in a snug sleeping bag next to him on one of the few starry nights that we have had out here in the last two weeks.

    During this whole government melee against citizens of Seattle, the cops took our “outreach tent”, which was not just a food and medical service meant to serve those of us who are exercising our First Amendment Rights in America in solidarity with people around the globe, but our human services tent was also for all of the teen kids on our streets for diverse and ever growing homeless population our city that has plagued us for years.

    The cops took our port-a-potties from Westlake which were donated by a supporter of occupy Seattle (and not provided to us by the city as was falsely reported in tv news) so that once again there is nowhere for anybody to use a restroom downtown for miles around downtown in the middle of the night, or even during the day for that matter in most cases, unless you buy a sack of French fries, cup of coffee, or stick of gum except for the other two port-a-potties that Occupy Seattle supporters have nine blocks away in their encampment at Seattle City Hall. This is certainly an awkward chapter for a mayor that has upwards of 2,000 to 2,500 Occupy Seattle Protesters taking part in the Global Revolution at any given moment.

    NEXT … … the cops descended upon us all in overwhelminmg numbers at 6:00 in the morning yesterday, (more than 75 cops) and they confiscated more than 125 tents in the name of the Seattle Parks Department, arrested 7, took our information booth’s “patio awning.” and left those of us left in such disarray that the morning commuters and general public think that we cannot even clean up our own trash when the reality of it all is that we as a large group of citizens occupying Westlake who have more than 16,000 additional supporters on-line: are trying to do just that.

    If it were not for the mayor’s office refusal to allow us such a large group on the street to have sanitation, electricity, shelter, basic human services, and an acknowledgment that this is not about Seattle’s precious Westlake, the park’s annual Christmas Merry-Go-Round, or the local Christmas shopping retail statistics, this is all about world wide corporate money (mostly American money) derailing global politics, free speech, corporate environmental suicide, vs. common people in 140 U.S. cities and dozens of Countries in the free and not so free world getting together to do the right thing as a global community simply because it is the right thing to do.

    I think that WE in America who support the American Occupy Movement and the people willing to camp out voluntarily in these conditions should go hassle all of the people across our great nation who slept in tents last night (without the interference, arrest and seizure of personal property by government and police) at shopping malls around this country in order to be the first on their block to buy the new I-phone… and we should ask them if we may borrow their tents for the revolution now that they are done purchasing a new phone and their night sleeping in a tent outside a shopping mall is done.

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  • lcarlucci says:

    What do you think of the idea of getting some regular air-time for OS on local radio for regular updates to the general public of discussions, decisions, upcoming actions, etc. Maybe somebody knows someone at KUOW or somewhere who wouldn’t mind giving us a regular spot to let people know what’s going on? After all, THIS IS NEWS, right?