Occupy Gainesville is about engaging the people of our community in grassroots, participatory democracy. We are about diversity and dialogue.

We stand in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street Movement and the rest of the people peacefully occupying public space across this country and the rest of the world.

This is about collectively awakening to the way we live, and consciously choosing a better way.

This is about transforming the values that are the foundation of our society.

This is about economic, social, and environmental justice, at the local, national, and global level.

We can all envision a more perfect society, and dream of a better world for future generations.

The realization of this dream is what this movement is about. Come join us!


www.OccupyGainesville.org
Join Occupy Gainesville Oct. 12th for a 1 Year Celebration!5pm Meeting @ Bo Diddley Plaza6pm March from BDP to 13th St & Univ. Ave. Bring Signs & Drums, Noise Makers7:30PM March to “The Jam” 817 W. Univ. Ave. for Food, Live Music, Open Mic, Slide Show, Videos & MORE! -kPrintable flyers: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?9jjan7o8hzsp9bjFacebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/244290062359692

Join Occupy Gainesville Oct. 12th for a 1 Year Celebration!
5pm Meeting @ Bo Diddley Plaza
6pm March from BDP to 13th St & Univ. Ave. 
Bring Signs & Drums, Noise Makers
7:30PM March to “The Jam” 817 W. Univ. Ave. 
for Food, Live Music, Open Mic, Slide Show, Videos & MORE! -k
Printable flyers: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?9jjan7o8hzsp9bj
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/244290062359692

Audio from Occupy Tallahassee of Dr. Cornel West. Join Us this Friday 1-20-12 @1pm for Occupy the Courts Rally with Dr. Cornel West @ Bo Diddley Plaza. Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/309770789063074/ -k

Just a heads up of this week events and schedules: 1-17-12 6:30pm General Assembly Bo Diddley Plaza -Dinner, please bring your own dish….11-18-12 5pm-6pm Radical Cheer-leading practice, 6:30pm General Assembly both at Bo Diddley Plaza……11-19-12 6:30pm General Assembly (Occupy the Courts Action)…..1-20-12 starting at 1pm Occupy the Courts Rally Bo Diddley Plaza, General Assembly Canceled, instead we will meet up at 4:30pm at Bo Diddley Plaza to march and car pool to Tavis Smiley and Cornel West: The Poverty Tour at Bob Graham Center in Pugh Hall @ 6pm, leaving Bo Diddley Plaza at 5pm to March. -k

"These are revolutionary times. All over the globe men are revolting against old systems of exploitation and oppression and out of the wombs of a frail world new systems of justice and equality are being born. The shirtless and barefoot people of the land are rising up as never before. "The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light." We in the West must support these revolutions. It is a sad fact that, because of comfort, complacency, a morbid fear of communism, and our proneness to adjust to injustice, the Western nations that initiated so much of the revolutionary spirit of the modern world have now become the arch anti-revolutionaries. This has driven many to feel that only Marxism has the revolutionary spirit. Therefore, communism is a judgement against our failure to make democracy real and follow through on the revolutions we initiated. Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism. With this powerful commitment we shall boldly challenge the status quo and unjust mores and thereby speed the day when "every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight and the rough places plain." ~ form Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence By Rev. Martin Luther King 4 April 1967 -k
Join Occupy Gainesville, Sunday Jan. 15th, 2012 at 7pm for a Candlelight Vigil For Unity in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Garden Gainesville City Hall. Corner of Univ. Ave. and 1st St. Please bring candles and join us for a peoples mic reading of “I Have A Dream” speech that was delivered 28 August 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Facebook Even page: https://www.facebook.com/ events/321342867899346/
bankruptingamerica:

Via Understory:

Bank of America ATMs In San Francisco Turned Into Truth Machines
RAN activists took to the streets of San Francisco last night and turned every Bank of America ATM in the city into an Automated Truth Machine. The activists used special non-adhesive stickers designed to look exactly like BoA’s ATM interface. But instead of checking and savings accounts, these new menus offered a list of everything BoA customers’ money is being used for, including investment in coal-fired power plants, foreclosure on Americans’ homes, bankrolling of climate change, and paying for fat executive bonuses. Go here to see a handy map showing all 85 ATMs we made a little more truthful last night. The stickers also encourage BoA customers to “Stop doing business with Bank of America until they start behaving responsibly” and have the URL to this here blog (BankruptingAmerica.tumblr.com), which RAN launched along with New Bottom Line. We’re using Bankrupting America to track all the ways BoA is bankrupting America, hence the name. We’ve received so many submissions it’s clear to us that this website was badly needed. There are lots of grievances to be aired with regard to how Bank of America is conducting its business these days, as it turns out. (Not that that’s terribly surprising.) Feel free to submit if you’re so inclined.

bankruptingamerica:

Via Understory:

Bank of America ATMs In San Francisco Turned Into Truth Machines

RAN activists took to the streets of San Francisco last night and turned every Bank of America ATM in the city into an Automated Truth Machine.

The activists used special non-adhesive stickers designed to look exactly like BoA’s ATM interface. But instead of checking and savings accounts, these new menus offered a list of everything BoA customers’ money is being used for, including investment in coal-fired power plants, foreclosure on Americans’ homes, bankrolling of climate change, and paying for fat executive bonuses.

Go here to see a handy map showing all 85 ATMs we made a little more truthful last night.

The stickers also encourage BoA customers to “Stop doing business with Bank of America until they start behaving responsibly” and have the URL to this here blog (BankruptingAmerica.tumblr.com), which RAN launched along with New Bottom Line.

We’re using Bankrupting America to track all the ways BoA is bankrupting America, hence the name. We’ve received so many submissions it’s clear to us that this website was badly needed. There are lots of grievances to be aired with regard to how Bank of America is conducting its business these days, as it turns out. (Not that that’s terribly surprising.)

Feel free to submit if you’re so inclined.

(via occupywallstreet)

Welcome to day 95 of Occupy Gainesville.
The schedule of events for today, Saturday January 14, 2012 is as follows.
2:00-3:30pm Event planning, “Occupy the Courts” at Bo Diddley Plaza*
4:00-5:00pm Strategy Working Group
6:30-8:30pm General Assembly, South East Convergence
11pm-6:30am Solidarity Sleepover
Enjoy your day, stay warm! (kr)

WANTED/NEEDED:volunteers to video the OCCUPY THE COURTS EVENT ON JAN. 20TH. Our media team needs help from as many people as possible.Anyone w/phones, cameras, camcorders or other devices are encouraged to step up! It’s a fabulous opportunity to support Occupy Gainesville and help us make history! Please contact media@occupygainesville.org. Do it today and spread the word! Thank you in advance! -IG

Demonstrators whispering an element of their message. On January 10th 2012 . Occupy demonstrators from many regions of the state came together in Tallahassee Florida.It was a peaceful demonstration. The Capitol’s no stranger to protest, but this year on the opening day of session, it officially got “occupied.” -k
Meet a Candidate! This evening, Wednesday January 11th, following the General Assembly at 6:30pm, James and Trish Ingle will be coming to Bo Diddley plaza for a Q/A with Occupy Gainesville participants and any others that may want to attend. James Ingle is a candidate for Gainesville City Commission. James is running for the OPEN seat (not district 2 like last time) so everyone in town can cast a vote. Please join us and have your questions and comments ready for James. (kr)
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