1. Occupy 2.0: Strike Debt

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    GUESTS: Astra Taylor, Melissa Flashman

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    • Infiltrators in the Occupy Movement

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      GUESTS: Kit O'Connell of Occupy Austin, Matthew McLoughlin of Occupy Chicago Infiltration has been effectively used to undermine many social movements and Occupy is no different. FOIA requests show that the alphabet soup of organizations that make up the modern police state in America have been watching Occupiers around the country. In Cleveland, Chicago and other cities we have seen informants working undercover to entrap Occupiers and paint them as terrorists. Seven Occupiers are charged with felonies for using lockboxes (a.k.a. sleeping dragons) to block a road leading into the Port of Houston; during the trial it was revealed that Austin Police Department infiltrators provided material support by building the lockboxes that became the basis for felony charges. Matthew McLoughlin of Occupy Chicago Media will discuss his personal experiences with infiltrators, the NATO5 case, and how McLoughlin will be joined by Occupy Austin Activists Kit O’Connell to discuss Infiltration in the Occupy Movement. Kit O’Connell, MyFDL Editor and Occupy Austin Media Team were present for the December 12 Port Shutdown that lead to the felony charges against Ronnie and others in #OATX. He joins us to discuss infiltration in social movements and his personal experience with Occupy Austin and the Port Shutdown.

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      • History of Occupy Wall Street

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        GUESTS: Drew Hornbein and Marisa Holmes of Occupy Wall Street On September 17th people around the world will commemorate the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. On our last Skill Share we went over whats going to happen around the country and the world on #S17.A lot has happened over the passed year since the early days of OWS and a lot has changed . On this weeks Occupy Supply Skill Share we are joined by Drew Hornbein of Occupy Wall Street who as been instrumental in the movement since organizing for Occupy began in summer 2011. Drew was a mild mannered web consultant became a grassroots organizer when he saw an image of a ballerina standing on top of a bull that inspire him get involved in the early organizing. Since then Drew has worked tirelessly as leader with the “Tech Ops” working group that created the NYCGA.net website and developed tools for Occupy.net. He will take us back to the roots of Occupy Wall Street in New York and what went into the action that developed into a movement. Discussing how Occupy was started and how it has transitioned from a Direct Action to a movement. Join us as he takes us through the history of Occupy Wall Street, take a look at where we have come since and where we can go. Join the discussion on Wednesday September 12 at 8pm EST For more information on #S17 and solidarity actions around the country you can check out S17NYC.org http://my.firedoglake.com/johnwob/2012/09/10/occupysupply-skill-share-the-history-of-ows/

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        • #S17 Anniversary Action

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          GUESTS: Austin Guest, Nina Mehta and Tamara Shapiro September 17th marks the one year anniversary of the Occupation of Wall Street in Zuccotti Park. Since then city squares around the world have been occupied in the name of social and economic justice. A direct action turned into a movement. To commemorate the events of the past year organizers in New York City and around the country are planning actions to bring the focus of the movement back to its origin, Wall Street. We will be joined by Occupy Wall Street Organizers Austin Guest and Nina Mehta and Tamara Shapiro of InterOccupy.net to discuss S17 in NYC and solidarity actions around the country. Austin Guest of Occupy Wall Street will break down the Occupy Wall Street two part direct action framework for the morning of September 17th from the “scene of the crime” to showing folks a “world without Wall Street.” Nina Mehta of Occupy Wall Street will talk about convergence, use of Public and Open Space technologies for education and celebration during the weekend before and on September 17th. Tamara Shapiro of Interoccupy will go over the solidarity actions around the country from the Human Be-in in SF to Occupy Monsanto in Honolulu, as well as how people around the country can join in. http://my.firedoglake.com/johnwob/2012/09/03/occupysupply-skill-share-s17-anniversary-action/

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          • Catfood 3.0: The Ongoing Fight to Protect Social Security

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            GUESTS: Nancy Altman, Eric Kingson & Alex Lawson of Strengthen Social Security Want to know the latest on the pro-austerity campaign to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits behind the public’s back? Our webinar “Catfood 3.0 and the Ongoing Fight to Protect Social Security” with special guests Nancy Altman, Eric Kingson and Alex Lawson of Strengthen Social Security will get you caught-up. The deficit scolds have set up a seemingly never-ending system of triggers and deadlines to force ‘solutions’ to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid budgets that would reduce benefits and do irrevocable harm to these critical programs. From the debt ceiling debacle to the upcoming fiscal cliff, our country has been led into a vicious cycle of fear mongering and misinformation on the deficit that only becomes more entrenched with time. Now that secret committee meetings have failed twice to impose unpopular austerity programs on the public, corporate heavyweights and their friends on Capitol Hill are forming groups like Fix the Debt, raising millions of dollars to lobby Congress into passing harmful reforms that throw society’s most vulnerable under the bus in the name of so-called ‘fiscal responsibility.’ By making our voices heard once more in opposition to benefit cuts, we can continue to fight back attempts to destroy some of the most successful programs in our country’s history. Nancy, Eric and Alex will take us through the forces waging the war on benefits and give us their thoughts on what we can do to stop this and future, inevitable assaults on these programs. Slideshow: http://www.scribd.com/doc/104408752/Catfood-3-0-The-Ongoing-Fight-to-Protect-Social-Security

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            • Student Debt Rising

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              GUEST: Cayden Mak, NY Students Rising Our presentation focuses on the student debt crisis — and the activism surrounding this important issue. Student debt surpassed the amount of credit card debt in the US earlier this year. As a result, this has become a key issue in involving young educated people in the Occupy Movement. Even still, this is an issue that does not receive the attention it deserves. Far too many people are unaware of the virtual indentured servitude that new college students are placed under once enrolled in a university. Students around the world are rising up and fighting back with creative activism. We are joined by Cayden Mak a graduate student and organizer with New York Students Rising, Defend Our Education Coalition and Graduate Student Employees Union (CWA 1104). Over the past few years Cayden has worked to raise awareness about student debt in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Cayden publishes a “disorientation guide” for the University of Buffalo every year to educate new students about what’s really going on at their school. You can check it out at www.buffalodisorientation.org, and don’t forget to take a look at this years Student Power Convergence http://studentpower2012.org/ or on Ustream at http://ustream.tv/channels/national-student-power-converence-2012

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              • The Revolution Will Be Televised

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                GUEST: Nathan B. Grant, Livestreamer @OccupyEye Gil Scott Heron famously said “The revolution will not be televised” fully understanding that those in power would never let the world see the truth about any resistance to the status quo. With new technology we have an ability never afforded to previous generations, the power to produce our own real time media. Ustream and Livestream have shown the reality of the Occupy Movement. Nathan B. Grant an Occupy-focused Ustreamer has been streaming since the early days of the Occupy Wall Street encampment. You can view his channel at ustream.tv/OccupyEye and you can follow him on Twitter via the handle @OccupyEye (https://twitter.com/#!/OccupyEye) Nathan has written about his experience from being introduced to Livestream at the Occupy Wall Street Encampment to traveling around the country streaming events live the National Gathering and Bilderberg Group Meetings.

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                • Panopticon in the Sky, Drones in the US and Abroad

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                  GUEST: Tighe Barry, CODEPINK Drones are a major issue in the antiwar movement that has come to the forefront after their unconstitutional and excessive use. Drones in Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and other countries cause high civilian casualties and have no accountability. In Washington, Congress pushes for relaxed regulations of drones in US Airspace and Department of Homeland Security has been posturing to put them in local police departments. Some have even stated that they want to see 30,000 drones in the US by 2020. The acceleration of drone proliferation has become exponential and some have began to take an ardent stance against drones. More and more people have become aware of drones since the publishing of Medea Benjamin’s book Drone Warfare. Her organization CODEPINK and her partner Tighe Barry have been at the forefront of this issue educating people around the country about what they can do to keep drones from being used in their community. There have been actions around the country targeting Ddone bases like Hancock Air Force Base in Syracuse where 38 people where arrested. Several cities under their direction have submitted community ordinances against the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. http://my.firedoglake.com/johnwob/2012/07/31/occupysupply-skill-sharepanopticon-in-the-sky-drones-in-the-us-abroad/

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                  • Occupy Supply Skill Share: Foreclosure Activism Update

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                    In 2008, we discovered bankers and speculators had been gambling with our most valuable asset, our homes–betting against us and destroying trillions of dollars of our wealth. Now, because of the foreclosure crisis Wall Street banks created with their lies and greed, millions of Americans have lost their homes, and one in four homeowners are currently underwater on their mortgage. Occupy Our Homes has taken direct action to handle this issue through eviction defense. In Minnesota they have recently been able to help several people keep their homes and force banks to give loan re modifications. Allying themselves with local affinity groups they have done an exceptional job of finding people the bank has used unscrupulous tactics to illegally evict and working with them to keep their homes. On this Skill Share we are joined by Anthony Newby an organizer with Occupy Our Homes in Minnesota. Anthony has been instrumental in the efforts in to save homes in Minnesota, coordinating with Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change. Many in the Occupy Movement concerned with foreclosure look to them to replicate their success. Anthony, a big part of the effort to generate media attention around the issue, will discuss what Occupy Our Homes has done in Minnesota around Homeowner/Neighborhood Outreach, Media and Messaging, Home Defense and Movement Building. http://my.firedoglake.com/johnwob/2012/07/24/occupysupply-skill-share-occupy-our-homes-forclosure-activism/

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                    • Occupy Supply Skill Share: Occupy The Press - Media

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                      Recent articles about the death of the Occupy Movement have shown the mainstream media’s effort to conceal the work of grass roots activists. With large turnouts for NATO, Occupy Caravan moving across the country toward Philly, and successful foreclosure defenses, the movement is far from dead. This presentation features Mark Taylor-Canfield, member of the Occupy Seattle Media Working Group and independent journalist with articles published in Huff Post, Daily Kos,CounterPunch, Seattle Times, Alternet, Crosscut, IMC, Washington Free Press, and Capitol Hill Times. Mark will give us his unique perspective on the relationship between activism and journalism. Mark has been a part of the movement to bring back journalistic integrity, testifying before the FCC about corporate influence over the media, as well as working with the National Lawyer’s Guild on reporting police tactics against protesters. With the “Occupy is Dead” idea spreading through the mainstream and alternative media worlds, there is no better time to analyze the current state of media in the US and expand on specific ways to overcome the hurdle that is the failure of the fourth estate. http://my.firedoglake.com/johnwob/2012/07/24/video-occupy-supply-skill-share-journalism-and-activism/

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