The one week milestone has been reached. Occupy Wall Street has struggled and toiled through the week and made through to the weekend. The occupation survived: pouring rain, police harassment and intimidation, a media blackout, media coverage aimed to diminish the significance of the occupation, lack of supplies necessary for holding an encampment and lower turnout than hoped for on the first day.
Having made it to the weekend, “reinforcements” are arriving. From Maine, Wisconsin and other areas of the United States, carpools are making their way to Wall Street. There are also no less than 27 cities attempting to organize occupation actions of their own to show solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.
A march is planned for today at noon. The size of the group camping can also be expected to grow, regardless of the rain. Plus, Liberato’s Pizza continues to receive orders for food to be delivered and donated to the occupation.
FDL has been live blogging Occupy Wall Street from the beginning. The live blog resumes now. Here’s a list on Twitter to follow for the latest updates. A team of FDL users are constantly posting the latest updates from people at the occupation (sometimes posting the same update two and three times). If something happened and it isn’t here in the blog yet, scroll down to the comments to read what the community here at FDL is reporting.
DISSENTER RADIO — STREAMING LIVE NOW — Getting updates on what just unfolded and what continues to unfold with Occupy Wall Street
Anyone want to call in to Dissenter Radio… talk about what they’ve been seeing…
Dial Phone Number: (724) 444-7444 then the #
Then enter the Call ID: 113158 then the #
Then press 1 and the #
You are in for this live stream that is being recorded and can be put into the blog when we wrap up collecting first hand accounts of what just happened.
LIVESTREAM OF THE OCCUPATION VIA GLOBAL REVOLUTION
10:45 AM General Assembly releases “Principles of Solidarity,” a kind of manifesto showing the points of unity the occupation has agreed upon. It is a document that will be revised and updated democratically as the occupation continues:
Through a direct democratic process, we have come together as individuals and crafted these principles of solidarity, which are points of unity that include but are not limited to:
Engaging in direct and transparent participatory democracy;
Exercising personal and collective responsibility;
Recognizing individuals’ inherent privilege and the influence it has on all interactions;
Empowering one another against all forms of oppression;
Redefining how labor is valued;
The sanctity of individual privacy;
The belief that education is human right; and
Endeavoring to practice and support wide application of open source.