On Monday, over 500 lawyers, notaries and other legal professionals, dressed in their courtroom gowns, walked in silence through the streets of Canada’s second-largest city.
Hundreds of lawyers have marched through Montreal in a subdued challenge to a new bill that harshly limits public protests. Canada’s province of Quebec has gone through 106 days of massive actions, which started as student outrage over tuition hikes.
The black-robed parade protested Bill 78, an emergency law that lays down strict government regulations for demonstrations numbering over 50 people. The lawyers were cheered by crowds; many onlookers shouting “Merci!”
June 9 • 1PM • 37Th Road Plaza • Jackson Heights
You are invited to join our March on the Big Banks on June 9 in Jackson Heights, a street theater performance of Occupy Queens’s Move Your Money Bank Action/Housing Working Groups. Some participants will dress up as houses made from cardboard.
Others will play drums, carry signs (e.g., Foreclose Banks, Not People’s Homes), sing, chant and hand out flyers.
March participants will assemble 1:00 pm at the pedestrian plaza in Jackson Heights at the corner of 37th Rd. and 74th St. and begin to march at about 1:30 pm to at least 4 of the Big Banks located nearby. (Subway is 1 block away; E, F, R and #7 trains to 74th St./Roosevelt Ave.)
The purpose of this action is to raise consciousness in the community about the predatory and fraudulent practices of the Big Banks, specifically relating to housing foreclosures. Further, we will encourage people in the community to ‘move their money’ to local banks or credit unions that do not engage in deceptive practices.
When: Wednesday, May 30 • 5:30 - 6:30PM
Where: 37Th Road Plaza (btw. 73rd & 74th Sts.) • Jackson Heights
Directions: 1 Blk North of the Roosevelt Ave./74th St. Stop: E, F, M, R. #7
Join in the fun. Do some great outreach, and help make the finishing touches to our cardboard houses a.k.a. Bank Action props (foreclose the banks not people’s homes) for our upcoming action slated for Saturday, June 9th. These same houses will be previewed as we march the Queens Pride Parade on Sunday, June 3rd.
Occupy Astoria Long Island City would like to invite everyone to an OccuPicnic at Astoria Park!
We’d like to celebrate the Occupy movement, catch up with all our friends throughout the five boroughs and make new friends.
We encourage everyone to please bring some food or drink, games, balls, frisbees to Astoria Park this coming Sunday, May 27th starting at 2pm.
We will be located on the main lawn at the end of 23rd avenue and 19th street. Take the N or Q to the last stop (Ditmars).When you go down the stairs, walk in the direction of the painted murals under the subway tracks. Make a right on 23rd Avenue and walk to 19th Street. Astoria Park will be in front of you.
Please forward this invitation to everyone!
Hope to see you all there!
Join Occupy Queens as we continue our collaboration with the Hollis Presbyterian 99% Club in answer to the greed and indifference of the 1%. Following the successful action of April 21 we will be meeting to begin planning the next steps in our ongoing campaign to turn the blight of Rita Stark’s abandoned apartment buildings in the heart of the Hollis community into housing for people and community space.
Hollis, like so many middle and working class People of Color communities has been targeted by predatory lenders. The equity of homeownership, the economic bedrock of the neighborhood, is now threatened by foreclosed houses on nearly every block – left vacant by the banks and snapped up by speculators. Adding insult to injury, Rita Stark leaves her row of apartment buildings, located on the main commercial strip across from a primary school and public library, abandoned. She believes she can leave blight on the streets of Hollis because she is wealthy and therefore has no responibility to the people of Hollis and particularly their children who must pass by it each day on their way to and from school. The people of Hollis are determined to prove her wrong.
Hollis is on the front lines as their struggle is our struggle. Join us as we unite with the people of Hollis in this fight.
07 MAY 7PM :: Hollis Presbyterian Church :: 100-50 196th St., Hollis, Queens, NYC
Directions: F to 169th St. Q2 bus to 104 Ave.
:हम मील रहे है May १ कौ शाम के ४:३० पर Andy Warhol Statue, जो Union Square के उत्तर पशछिम कोने के पास है। “Occupy Queens” के बैनर को ढूडै।
༄པྱི་ཟླ་༥ ཚེས་༡ ཉིན་དགོང་མོ་ཆག་ཚོད་༤:༣༠ ལ་ UNION SQUARE གྱི་བྱང་-ནུབ་གྱི་ཕྱོགས་སུ་ Andy Warhol Statue འགྲམ་ལ་འཛོམས་རོགས་གནང་། “occupy queens” ཀྱི་ཚོགས་པ་ལ་གཟིགས་རོགས་།
Saturday April 21. Forum at 11:00am, Action at 1:00pm
Hollis Presbyterian Church, 100-50 196th St., Hollis, Queens, NYC
Directions: F to 179th St. Q2 bus to 104 Ave.
Every day, thousands of individuals and families are forced from their
homes and tossed to the curb by bailed-out banks and their
multi-millionaire execs. In South East Queens, foreclosures have devastated
communities, displaced individuals, and uprooted families. At the same
time, banks and speculators sit on enough vacant property to house every
one of the 45,000 people, including 17,000 children, who sleep on the
streets and in city shelters each night. Something is terribly wrong!
Join us on April 21st for a Forum and Community Speak-Out as residents and
allies come together to say enough to values of Wall Street! Join us as we
share insights, stories, and struggles, and collectively lift our voices to
assert that Housing is a Human Right!
On Saturday, we will host a forum with speakers Rob Robinson (Take Back the
Land), Michael Premo (Housing is a Human Right, O4O), and Laboni Rahman
(O4O). They will discuss the persistent crises of homelessness, the lack of
affordable, safe and adequate housing, and the foreclosure crisis, through
the lens of the human right to housing. During the forum, community
residents, neighbors, and friends will be invited to speak out and give
witness to their experiences of foreclosure, displacement, and homelessness.
Following the Forum, those gathered will march and rally to demand that six
dilapidated apartment buildings on Hollis Boulevard, which have sat empty
for at least sixteen years, be taken from their deadbeat, absentee landlord
and put to productive, community use.
Come and share your story and your strength.