I got the following email from Revolution Books:
Hello friends of Revolution Books,
We received the following emergency call, today. We feel that those that have been inspired by Occupy Wall Street would want to know about this.
Whatever happens on Friday, we invite you to Revolution Books on Friday, 7 pm., to discuss the significance of the day's events.
In addition, on Friday night, Revolution Books is making space at the store available for people wanting to discuss and prepare to take out "BAsics from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian" and Revolution newspaper to several Occupy Wall Street events on Saturday, including the march for the "October 15th Global Day Of Action "
Tell Bloomberg: Don't Foreclose the Occupation.
NEED MASS TURN-OUT: 6AM FRIDAY EVICTION DEFENSE
This is an emergency situation. Please take a minute to read this, and please take action and spread the word far and wide.
Occupy Wall Street is gaining momentum, with occupation actions now happening in cities across the world.
But last night Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD notified Occupy Wall Street participants about plans to "clean the park"-the site of the Wall Street protests-tomorrow starting at 7am. "Cleaning" was used as a pretext to shut down "Bloombergville" a few months back, and to shut down peaceful occupations elsewhere.
Bloomberg says that the park will be open for public usage following the cleaning, but with a notable caveat: Occupy Wall Street participants must follow the "rules".
NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has said that they will move in to clear us and we will not be allowed to take sleeping bags, tarps, personal items or gear back into the park.
This is their attempt to shut down #OWS for good.
PLEASE TAKE ACTION:
1) Call 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK if you're out of town) and tell Bloomberg to support our right to assemble and to not interfere with #OWS.
2) Come to #OWS on FRIDAY AT 6AM to defend the occupation from eviction.
Occupy Wall Street is committed to keeping the park clean and safe - we even have a Sanitation Working Group whose purpose this is. We are organizing major cleaning operations today and will do so regularly.
If Bloomberg truly cares about sanitation here he should support the installation of portopans and dumpsters. #OWS allies have been working to secure these things to support our efforts.
We know where the real dirt is: on Wall Street. Billionaire Bloomberg is beholden to bankers.
We won't allow Bloomberg and the NYPD to foreclose our occupation. This is an occupation, not a permitted picnic.
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