Monthly Archives: October 2014

Saturday — November 1st, 2014

As Occupy Naperville begins its 4th year of Occupation, Wall Street is richer than ever and the 99% are stuck with the bill.Election spending is about to set an all-time record, corporate profits are higher than ever and Congress continues to reach new lows in approval.Join us as we continue to Educate, Agitate and Organize for social justice, a habitable environment and a democracy free from corporate influence.

10:00 am – Protest

Meet at the Free Speech Pavilion (across from the library, by the river walk bridge).

11:00 am – General Assembly

Move to the Amphitheater (across from the library)

Saturday — October 25th, 2014

As Occupy Naperville begins its 4th year of Occupation, Wall Street is richer than ever and the 99% are stuck with the bill.Election spending is about to set an all-time record, corporate profits are higher than ever and Congress continues to reach new lows in approval.

Join us as we continue to Educate, Agitate and Organize for social justice, a habitable environment and a democracy free from corporate influence.

This week we will celebrate our 3rd anniversary of continuous occuptation and fight income inquality, fracking and corporate personhood.

10:00 am – Protest
Meet at the Free Speech Pavilion (across from the library, by the river walk bridge).
11:00 am – General Assembly
Move to the Amphitheater (across from the library)

Happy Brithday Occupy Naperville

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Three years ago today on October 22, 2011, the 99% gathered in downtown Naperville to hold Wall Street accountable for their crimes against the American economy. Inspired by the Occupation of Zucotti Park in New York City—mere blocks from Wall Street—Occupy Naperville formed and assembled in peaceful solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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Our first action was at the PNC Bank at the corner of Ogden Avenue and Washington Street.

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Since then, we have met continuously every Saturday in Naperville and have joined in solidarity with Occupy Chicago and the Chicago Spring; Occupy Elgin to save teachers rallies and have marched with March Against Monsanto and the NATO protests in Chicago.

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We have also collected hundreds of pounds of food for food pantries including a Loaves & Fishes donation drive as well as continuing donations for DuPage Pads.

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On Saturday, January 21st 2012 we held a mock funeral of democracy in protest of the Citizens United Vs. F.E.C. ruling on its two year anniversary and also occupied the 2012 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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Our efforts have since expanded to fight for a clean environment and a ban on Fracking as well as working tirelessly to get money out of politics through Move To Amend. We asked the Naperville City Council to pass a resolution to call for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to get corporate money out of OUR elections (they ignored us) and in the 2012 election, we get a ballot question for Lisle Township that passed and voters 63% said yes we should amend the constitution. We also petitioned for a ballot question in the same election for the city of Warrenville and that also passed by 65%.

Occupy Naperville continues to meet every Saturday to protest and discuss issues and strategize in our General Assembly.

 

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We will continue until we end the corporate dominance of our society

WE ARE THE 99%

October 18th, 2014

Saturday

Downtown Naperville

10:00 am – Protest
Meet at the Free Speech Pavilion (across from the library, by the river walk bridge).
11:00 am – General Assembly
Move to the Amphitheater (across from the library)

October 11, 2014 Global Frackdown

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Global Frackdown

Date: Sat. October 11
Time: 12:00 PM
Location:Lindberg Park Forest Ave & LeMoyne Parkway, Oak Park, IL 60302

Occupiers will join the Global Frackdown and not meet in Naperville.

We meet at the DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church at 11:00 am and will drive to the protest. If you need a ride meet us there. We will promptly leave at 11:29am.

You can also take the Metra train. The park is about 1 ½ miles from the train station.

Here’s the info:

Fractivists are targeting IL State Sen. Dan Harmon, since he chairs the committee that will make key decisions on fracking rules. Consideration of those rules begins on October 14, 2014.

Illinois was dealt a terrible hand when lawmakers sat down with the Oil & Gas industry to write the rules of the fracking game.  Now these rules are awaiting approval from JCAR, the Joint Committee for Administrative Rules, and we haven’t got much time. We’re gathering to send a clear message to JCAR that no regulations are strong enough to protect IL from fracking and we need them to do better. Only a ban on fracking can ensure that our groundwater, infrastructure, health, and livelihoods will remains safe.

http://www.globalfrackdown.org/events-2014/