F29: National Day of Action: Pfizer and ALEC

Protest against Pfizer’s profiteering and support for ALEC
In fighting corporate greed and corruption, Occupy nationwide is holding actions on Wednesday February 29 to raise awareness about the destructive political activities of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the corporations, Pfizer among them, that run it.
The two main targets in New York City are Bank of America and Pfizer, and Healthcare for the 99% is leading a protest at Pfizer, which sits on ALEC’s Board, to highlight how its business practices as well as its role in ALEC reveal excessive corporate greed at the expense of human needs.
Details for the Day’s Events:
  • 9:30-10:00 AM:   Meet up at 1st Avenue and 42nd Street (Robert Moses Playground at the north side Tudor City);
  • 10:00-11:00 AM: March to and protest (moving picket) outside Pfizer at 235 East 42nd Street between 2nd-3rd Ave;
  • 11:00-12:00 PM: March to Bryant Park, join other feeder marches, staging for…
  • 12:00-?: Step-off for roving actions at Bank of America branches and ending at BOA Tower.
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F27: Teach-In on the FTT / Wall Street Tax

The Financial Transaction Tax, also known as the FTT, the Wall Street Tax, the Robin Hood Tax was implemented in the United States from 1916 to 1966. What is it? Where is it? And why do we need it now?

Find out more at a Teach-In on the Financial Transaction Tax!

  • FTT Teach-In
  • Monday, Feb 27th at 6:o0pm
  • LGBT Center, 208 W. 13th St 
  • Refreshments will be served!
Co-Sponsored by Queering OWS

F26: Occupy Town Square III / New York’s Hospital Crisis: Health Care for the 1% or the 99% ?

Join us this Sunday Feb 26th at 12noon at Occupy Town Square III in Tompkins Square Park for another gathering of Occupy Wall St. We will be contributing to the day’s events in a number of ways. We’ll be tabling, inaugurating our healthcare flipboard action, and continuing our healthcare stories photo petition project.  In addition, at 2pm we will host a teach-in on New York’s Hospital Crisis: Health Care for the 1% or the 99%. See you there!

NOTE: This week’s Healthcare for the 99% Meeting will be held at Tompkins Square Park , at 4pm, as always.

AHIP Lobbyist Wins Surprise Award

Last week members of OccupyHarvard and the OccupyBoston Health Justice Working Group threw Karen Ignagni a surprise gala at Harvard Business School, celebrating her accomplishments in advancing corporate interests over the health of the public. Karen Ignagni of AHIP (the chief lobbyist for private health insurance) was given an award for “Excellence in the Business of Denying People Medical Care”!

 

We Need Hospitals, Not Condos

Healthcare for the 99% and The Coalition For a New Village Hospital
Thursday, February 9, 10:00 am
Across the Street from 250 Broadway, Near City Hall Park 

Luxury Condos for the 1% or a Hospital for the 99%? The entire west side of Manhattan below 57th Street now faces a public health and safety emergency. There are now no hospital beds and none planned in the future. Join Occupy Wall Street health care activists and Village residents and their supporters to deliver over 20,000 petition signatures and send a message to the City Council: Stop elitist real estate development and begin working to meet the needs of our community. 

Why is Occupy taking action on the St. Vincent’s issue?  Mayor BloombergCity Council Speaker Quinn, and key state legislators sat silently by while this hospital closed two years ago.  They now silently approve of the real estate development plans of their 1% friends who are building luxury condos in former hospital buildings. However, This isn’t just a story of one hospital, what happened to St. Vincent’s, but about systematic hospital closures throughout the city.    

Thursday, please come out and show your support for our right to accessible medical services in our communities across our city.  Bring signs, and let your voice be heard.

Occupy Town Square II

Come join us for “Occupy Town Square II

When: Sat Feb 11, 1-7 PM
Where: West Park Presbyterian Church, 165 W. 86th St Manhattan.

It will be indoors and so will have different feel to it then prior events, with teach-ins and trainings, speeches and discussion, pamphlets and performances. Come help us revive the great democratic tradition of public discourse and civic engagement. Whether you consider yourself a supporter of the movement or not, we want to meet you. Share our food and warmth; bring your stories and your ideas; learn, argue, debate, coordinate, collaborate!” We are discussing how to make this teach-in different, including photo and video and whiteboards, soliciting public input on what real health reform would be for them, “street theater” with the “our ass isn’t covered” dress-up, and of course doctors and nurses in their white coats and scrubs.

Join us there anytime during the afternoon from 1-7pm!

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