Occupy Dallas Has New Needs

The anti-Wall Street protesters camped out in Pioneer Park "needs list" had these items on the morning of October 10:

I am told that people have been bringing hot food, both homemade and storebought, at mealtimes. I also learned that they are conducting some kind of teach-ins. Of course, I offered to conduct discussions. They have about twenty tents in Pioneer Park, which is famous for its statues of cowboys and longhorn steers, at 525 Griffin at Young in downtown Dallas. It's just up the street from Reunion station.

AFL-CIO Calls for Supporting Protesters

National AFL-CIO sent this out:

This week already is shaping up to be huge, with actions everywhere demanding good jobs for working families, paid for with fair taxes for millionaires and Wall Street.

Occupy Wall Street protests, which really took off over the weekend, will continue in cities from coast to coast.

And the AFL-CIO America Wants to Work national week of action starts today. This is a not-to-be-missed moment to get out and attend an event in your community.

We’re sponsoring a wide variety of activities, from vigils to teach-ins on college campuses, demonstrations outside job-outsourcing corporations and press events. In many places, we’ll join the Occupy Wall Street protests that have sprung up and are growing, from Hawaii to Washington, D.C.
Working people will come together in hundreds of events through Oct. 16 to demand action from Congress to promote a real jobs creation agenda and real shared sacrifice from Wall Street and the rich. Find an event near you.

And college students across the country will gather on Wednesday, Oct. 12, for a live national teach-in with events on campuses from 7–8:30 p.m. EDT. Find a teach-in location near you here. Or, watch it live Wednesday night at: http://go.aflcio.org/teachin.

Whatever you do this week, don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of something big. Here are some ways to get involved:

  1. Find an America Wants to Work event near you here. To share our week of action on Facebook, click here.
  2. Find an Oct. 12 America Wants to Work teach-in location near you here. Or watch it live from 7–8:30 p.m. here.
  3. Find an Occupy Wall Street event near you here. You can share Occupy Wall Street events on Facebook here.

Please also forward this message to your friends and ask them to get involved. Thanks for all you do for the 99 percent.

In Solidarity,

Liz Shuler
Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO

Upcoming actions

I didn't see any actions listed in the media tent (top of the hill), but I know about these two that MoveOn called:

*Gather on Houston Viaduct at 6 PM today, Monday, Oct 10. It's the old bridge that goes from Houston street in downtown Dallas to Zang Street in Oak Cliff. They will be advocating for the President's Jobs Bill, which would repair bridges and other infrastructure while providing good jobs

*Gather at Representative Jeb Hensarling's office, Comerica Bank Building, 6510 Abrams in Dallas, at 4 PM Thursday, October 13. Hensarling is Co-Chair of the Super Committee that is planning $1.5 trillion more cuts in government spending

I understand that "Occupy Fort Worth" is underway, but have not found out anything specific yet. Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, and McAllen began occupations last Thursday.

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For everyone who thinks somebody should do something, this week is our chance!

Love & solidarity