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St. Pat’s For All! Occupy Astoria LIC to March Sunday, 3/3

Friends of Eire! Join Occupy Astoria LIC as we march for the second year in

OA-LIC at St. Pat's For All, 2012

OA-LIC at St. Pat’s For All, 2012

This is a festive, family-friendly event! Look for the big yellow “Occupy Astoria LIC” banner at the 12:30 pm Assembly Point, 47th Street and Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside, Queens. The parade begins at 2 and marches to Woodside Ave and 58th Street. Annual post-parade party at Saints & Sinners, 60th Street and Roosevelt Ave. The whole universe is welcome!

The St. Pat’s for All parade celebrates the diversity of the Irish and Irish American communities of New York. First held in 2000, St.Pat’s for All cherishes and celebrates an inclusive St. Patrick’s season. Ours is the first in the 260 years + of Irish parades in New York City to be open and welcoming to all who wish share the spirit of the day. We err on the side of hospitality.

For directions by subway and bus and the full story of St. Pat’s For All, see the St. Pat’s For All site.

Miracle On Steinway Street: Caroling for the 99%

Occupy Astoria Long Island City invites you to an afternoon of progressive caroling. We will sing carols rewritten in the spirit of the 99%.

The average fast food CEO makes more than $3,000 an hour while the minimum wage employee makes $7.25 an hour. We will visit retail and fast food establishments in support of raising the minimum wage.

Sunday, December 16th
2pm
Steinway and Broadway

Please share our Facebook event!

Sandy Disaster – Occupy Opens “Astoria Recovers” Site

“ASTORIA NYC RECOVERS”
community-powered disaster recovery

Members of Occupy Astoria LIC have set up a recovery organizing site for the Astoria-Long Island City neighborhoods in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The site allows people to offer/request assistance, and is coordinated by the folks at Occupy NYC and community organizations on the ground.

Astoria Ready to Go!

From “Astoria Recovers” as of 1 pm / October 30, 2012:

Astoria’s neighborhood recovery site is a resource for residents affected by Hurricane Sandy, and those who wish to help out.

Share the link:
http://astoria.recovers.org

On the Astoria Recovers site, you can:

1.) Request assistance

2.) Offer volunteer skills

3.) Offer donation items

Any church group or community organization also providing assistance and meeting needs in the area can get involved as an administrator. Please email support@recovers.org, or tweet @recovers_org to get set up.

We hope you’re all safe! Be careful!

http://astoria.recovers.org

STOP GOLDEN DAWN – Update

Not In Our Town! Astoria and New York City
Rally To Reject Neo-Nazi “Golden Dawn”

More than 200 people from Astoria & everywhere at October 9th gathering.
Follow-up Meeting: Tuesday Oct. 16

October 9th Stop Golden Dawn rally in Astoria

1: Statement by Occupy Astoria LIC

We, the membership of Occupy Astoria LIC, hereby express our vehement opposition to the attempt of the Greek neo-Nazi “Golden Dawn” Party to establish a presence in New York City… (read more)

2: Report & Video: Meeting Against “Golden Dawn”

A crowd of over 220 people met at the Church of the Redeemer in Astoria, NY to express their opposition to the recent appearance of the neo-Nazi ‘Golden Dawn’ in New York City. The event, which took place in October 9, was organized by Occupy Astoria/LIC, NY Aristeri Kinisi (Left Movement), Strike Debt, Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination and the socialist newspaper ‘Justice’, among others…. (read more)

3: Opening Statement at Meeting

We want to make the most of this evening. We want to leave here with a plan, with a sense of coalition going forward. We want to act together, not just in the struggle against neo-fascists of all varieties, but in the struggle for a different world – the struggle to transform this world – to end the system that produces neo-fascists as only the most horrible of its evils… (read more)


Next “SGD” Meeting: This Tuesday, same time & place.

October 9th Stop Golden Dawn rally in Astoria

Anti Golden Dawn Coalition Meeting in Astoria

Say “NO” to the Neo-Nazi “Golden Dawn in New York City

Golden Dawn, G.D. (in Greek, Chrysi Avgi), the neo-Nazi, ultra-nationalistic party, which was recently elected to the Greek Parliament under the pretext of concern over unemployment, austerity and the economy, and while engaging in virulent anti-immigrant rhetoric and anti-democratic, nationalistic activities, has now established a chapter in New York City. Several groups and organizations have already publicly expressed their outrage and have called for immediate action.

For over 30 years, G.D. has operated from the margins of the far right political spectrum using the symbols, practices and methods of a racist, anti-democratic and intolerant neo-Nazi ideology. The recent economic crisis, however, has brought them to the forefront of political developments. They recently drew the attention of the international media when one of their Parliament members physically attacked two women from Left wing parties on live television. Before that incident and since, G.D. thugs have organized murderous attacks against immigrants, left wingers, gays as well as anyone who will stand in their way.

G.D. harbors common criminals. In the 70s, the “Fuhrer,” as they honorably call their leader, was imprisoned for setting off bombs in cinemas that showed films of Soviet production. Around thesame period, members of the organization were also prosecuted for committing acts of terrorism against left wing newspapers and organizations. Today, they exhibit particular disdain against Muslims while they also openly deny the Holocaust.

In New York City, G.D. masquerades as a philanthropic organization conducting food and clothing drives. The goal of such activities is to popularize G.D.’s neo-Nazi ideology and enlist public sympathy. G.D.’s ‘philanthropic’ activity is a cynical ploy and has to be condemned as such. Alternatively, “Doctors of the World,” “AHEPA,” and a number of other international or community- based NGOs rely on our help to support the Greek people. We urge all who wish to do so to support legitimate charities and Greek solidarity groups, and reject Golden Dawn’s advances.

History teaches us that economic crises can breed hatred, racism and ultimately fascism. Capitalism divides us along social, cultural and political lines so as to dominate us more effectively. Few cities in the world other than New York know this better. We therefore invite immigrant organizations, unions, teachers’ associations and cultural organizations to an open meeting where we can freely discuss and decide how we can effectively act against racism, violence and fascism.

PLEASE JOIN US ON
October 9, 2012 • 7–10pm
Church of the Redeemer 30-14 Crescent Street (Corner of 30th Road), Astoria, NY 11102-3249

MAJOR PANEL ON ENDING STOP & FRISK – SEP 4

PANEL ON STOP & FRISK & THE IMPACT OF NYPD
Policies on Our Communities: A discussion with members of Communities United for Police Reform

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) is an unprecedented five-borough campaign to end discriminatory policing practices in New York City. Speakers will include Ian Head of the Center for Constitutional Rights, Jean Rice of Picture the Homeless, Michelle Fei of the Immigrant Defense Project, and Yul-San Liem of the Peoples’ Justice Campaign for Community Control & Police Accountability. Tuesday, September 4th at The Church of the Redeemer, find out how residents of Astoria and Long Island City have a key role to play in changing the City’s policing policies… READ MORE

OCCUPY TOWN SQUARE! Aug 11, 2012

 

Join Us Saturday – All Day In Astoria Park!

A festival of free assembly
ALL-DAY COMMUNITY EVENT
Family-Friendly • POTLUCK PICNIC
Speakout • MUSIC • Dance
Button-making • FACE-PAINTING
COMPOSTING • Swapmarket
TEACH-INS • Storytelling
Famous Home-Made Slip & Slide!
EXCHANGING IDEAS

Let’s talk about our neighborhood & our city

OTS will be near the 23rd Avenue entrance of Astoria Park – Subway N/Q

Where Is OTS Astoria Park?

DIRECTIONS: Take the N or Q train to the last stop, Ditmars Blvd. When you get to street level, walk toward the painted murals on the overpass. When you get to 23rd Avenue, make a right. Continue walking to 19th Street and Astoria Park will be in front of you. We will be on the main lawn.

Download Your Invitation Now: [ PDF ] [ JPG ] [ WEB ]

With MARGOT LEVERETT
(Of “Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys”)

FREE YOGA LESSONS – AT 2 & 4 PM
(Compliments of Giving Tree Yoga and Yoga Agora)

FREE SALSA DANCE LESSON – 3 PM
(Compliments of Jolie T!)

BRENDAN FAY
(St. Pat’s 4 All, speaking on his work in a homeless shelter)

OCCUPY BIKE FREEDOM
(See the fancy bike that Captain America rides!)

MOVE TO AMEND
(On overturning Citizens United & corporate personhood)

OCCUPY PUBLIC ACCESS
(The Occupy TV Station)

SUMUMBA SOBUKWE
(“Building Occupy Into a Mass Movement”)

PROF. MICHELLE RONDA
(Professor of Sociology, MMC, teach-in)

ANTHONY ZENKUS
(Adj. Professor at Adelphi Univ and Child Advocate, teach-in)

MICKEY Z. VEGAN
(On the benefits of a vegan diet to health and environment)

CLEANING FOR THE 99%
(How to make your own eco-friendly cleaning materials)

HARVEST ASTORIA CSA
(Cooperating to get organic, locally sourced, healthy food)

THE AZTEC DANCERS OF ASTORIA PARK
& MANY MORE – SURPRISE GUESTS!

Come with friends and family!


What is Occupy Town Square?

Example of a previous OTS: Tompkins Square Park. Occupy Town Square is a traveling celebration of free and peaceable assembly. For a few hours a week, Occupy Town Square brings the spirit, joy and civic engagement of the Liberty Square Occupation to neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs. As previously seen in Jackson Heights, Tompkins Square, Bushwick, Washington Square Park, Staten Island, Upper West Side & elsewhere!


(Example of OTS – Washington Square Park)