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Eviction of Occupy New Haven set for Wed. 3/14/2012…24hr countdown

By: richardgnista Tuesday March 13, 2012 2:23 pm

On Monday 3/14 a contigent of police officers, park authority and public works officials walked through the encapement and placed eviction notices on each and every tent, and later that day they returned and handed the notices out to each and every  indivdual who was present and occupying the site. So it’s as official as official could be. A news conference was held on the steps of City Hall, which had a good amount of media coverage, and here is Occupy New Haven’s response  to the Eviction Notice.     We the activist of Occupy New Haven, refuse to vacate the Upper Green or dismantle the camp. Our presence is not a camping trip. Being in solidarity with the global Occupy Movement, our presence is a visual testament to the growing class inequality present in our city, nation and world.

 

“Got something to tell you” Part 1 and a follow up…Boots and more

By: richardgnista Monday January 16, 2012 7:34 am

This is a Direct Action Calendar for what has happened and what will happen at OccupyNewHaven. Just so everyone knows that peaceful rage against the machine continues.

On Thursday the 5th of January , Mazin Qumsiych, PhD, FABMG, a visiting Professor from Bethlehem University invited ONH campers and supporters to a talk about his involvement in the Popular Resistance in Palestine. A former Yale Professor and now author, talked about the methods of peaceful resistance and gave a slide presentation.

On the 10th of January ONH responded to a call from the black community to support the re opening of the Q House, a Community Center which had previously served the neighborhood with programs that helped to keep kids off the street and safe from violence. The youth have taken up the cause and have proposed to the Mayor and the City a plan that will make this happen again, after a 6 year closing because of bankruptcy. People from the community, Aldermen and Occupy met at the Wexler Grant School to stand in support of Youth.

There will be a bus trip to DC on the 17th of January to Occupy Congress. the schedule is posted at occupynewhaven.org $50 R/T and there will be donated tickets if one is unable to afford. A total of 40 seats  and at this time less than 0 remain. Of course there are the National venues which will be protested and marched in solidarity like the Occupy the Courts on the 20th…..

OccupyNewHaven  OccupyYale and hopefully countless others will take up a post at The New Haven Federal Court  141 Church Street, beginning at 8AM and through the day leading to a rally and then march at 5:30PM. …corporations have no consciences, no beliefs,no feelings, no thoughts, no desires. Corporations help structure and facilitate the activites of human beings, to be sure, and their “person hood” often serves as a useful legal fiction. But they are not themselves members of “We the People” by whom and for whom our Constitution was established. Justice John Paul Stevens

And in closing I’d like to post some photos and a video that features TommyDoomsDay a Occupier at OccupyNewHaven  rapping about injustices in the system. Kinda pertains!

From a ‘direct action’ march to Xmass on the Green

By: richardgnista Monday December 26, 2011 10:05 am

The Direct Action  against ‘Police Brutality’ and co-hosted by OccupyNewHaven and community leaders and marchers from the black and brown communities was held on December 17, 2011. Beginning on the Green, the group of protesters accompanied by the Motor Cycle Division of the New Haven Police Department, marched through the main cultural/artsy strand of shops that have catered to the Yale Community for generations.

 

As the chanting, sign waving group passed the seated patrons and shoppers, there was the sign of initial awe and then recognition of’ ‘ there goes  OWS NH again!’

OccupyNewHaven receives winter gear from OccupySupply

By: richardgnista Monday December 19, 2011 10:57 am
Watch Cap

Watch Cap

The package from #OccupySupply  arrived on a Saturday 12/17 and I made an arrangement with Josh at the Occupation to meet Sunday AM.

Josh had a list of the 24/7 campers and he was able to do a Mic Check and gather everyone. What a special moment to see the people awestruck with the Occupy label, union made and made in America.

In their own special way they expressed  gratitude knowing that there are people out there who genuinely care and are doing something to support them.

Kudos and a standing applause for Jane and all those at firedoglake.com.

Seventeen people received watch caps, scarfs and polypropylene underwear. There wasn’t a moment wasted before the watch caps and scarfs went on. Last evening the temps went to 14 degrees and I’m sure those Polar Fleece blankets were in use.

Mid December at OccupyNewHaven

By: richardgnista Friday December 16, 2011 6:02 pm

On Saturday 12/17/2011 @ 2pm    There will be a  BREACH OF PEACE MARCH, marching against Police Brutality  at the New Haven.

Jointly hosted by OCCUPY NEW HAVEN,   PEOPLE AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY,  BLACKS AND LATINOS UNITED,   and UNIDAD LATINA EN ACCION.

Video and photos of Occupy New Haven:

Photos!

Film The Police

By: richardgnista Wednesday December 14, 2011 9:12 am

With the video and rap ‘Film the Police’ by strangefamousrecords and the most recent release of theOccupy 17, there is a bright light that the police should be held accountable for their actions.

And so it seems coincidental that this coming Saturday Dec 17 at 2:00pm a BREACH OF PEACE MARCH, against police brutality will begin at the New Haven Green and march through the city and gather at the New Haven Jail Complex, where the shouts and chants will be loud enought, so those that are held, will know they are supported.

This will be another joint hosted event by OccupyNewHaven, Blacks and Latinos United and Unidad Latina en Accion.

Occupynewhaven.org

By: richardgnista Saturday December 10, 2011 3:24 pm

Hello all! Although the occupynewhaven has been continuously occupying the New Haven Green for nearly 2 months, this is my first opportunity to be apart of the FDL community and to share with you what has made us all united. Just for clarification and geography, New Haven, Connecticut is nearly equi distant between Zuccotti Park and Boston Commons. The occupy site is located on the New Haven Green, which is the central square of the original nine squares surveyed as the original town plan in the 1600′s. You may ask, why does this matter? The Green happens to be private land, which is owned by the Committee of the Proprietors of the Common and Undivided Lands in New Haven. Before the camp was established, permission was asked and granted… along with acquiesce with the City of New Haven. Although ONH has been active and in solidarity with the movement. there has been relativity few arrests to date. The most recent being a incident that occurred when the American flag was inverted to show that the country was in distress! An outside individual who had strong beliefs that this was disrespectful, confronted a camper and both were arrested. You may search HuffingtonPost.com and occupynewhaven and flag issue for a media perspective. There are over 70 tents and 1 tepee and about 50 full time campers. Since just before Thanksgiving there has been a stepped up effort to winterize the tents . A early snow storm in November which paralyzed the Northeast showed how fragile some of the campsites were. Large blue tarps were utilized to join groups of tents and to attempt to create roof lines that would lessen the snow load. The weather has been mostly typical New England sweet and sour, mild and then cold and progressively moving to cold. The most recent direct action was a march of 1000 people on 12/6/2011 that brought ONH, Yale University Unions and the black Elm City youths together to walk together in solidarity for jobs and safe streets.More later…. thanks