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 Dear Occupy Wall Street Supporter,

You inspire us. You inspire us to keep going, to keep fighting. Your donations and your encouraging words are the way we know that people support Occupy, and crave economic and social justice.

Our one year anniversary is approaching, and we need your help.

Donate to OWS via the Action Resource Fund.

A year ago, a small band of people came together in Zuccotti … Read More

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Event Announcement: Blue Gold Movie Screening & Discussion

 All are welcome at this screening. Admittance is FREE.

This award winning documentary examines the problems created by the privatization and commoditization of water.

Screening date, time, & location:
Monday, August 20, 2012
5:30 pm
Stage 2 at the
Midtown Scholar Bookstore
1302 N. 3rd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102

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Visioning statement and Occupy Harrisburg future Plans

 

Visioning July 9, 2012 – Midtown Scholar – The Path Forward for Occupy Harrisburg

Task: each person was requested to compose a list of interests/concerns that they felt should be the focus attention and actions of Occupy Harrisburg.  Each person’s list was given consideration. Areas of interest or concern that appeared on multiple lists were scored accordingly for future action.

Click … Read More

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7/8 GA Notes

NOTE: MONDAY NIGHT VISIONING AT MIDTOWN SCHOLAR

- Outreach

Italian Lake possible alternate date to spruccew, garden and pull weeds.
Liason – Jackie Wislon – All hands interestedJackie will let us know and event.

Tabling at the Market, pass out literature/information, Saturday mornings.
(Canopy will be needed, Sarah has believably a canopy) Josh spearheading,
Jackie cofacilitating

4th and Peffer St Lot – Flyer Area – Conduct … Read More

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#CorbettEpicFail

 

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Update on Pots and Pans March

 DUE TO THE HEAT, PARKING and the POTS AND PANS WELCOME/march will be moved to the Parking Lot across Herr Street from the Friend’s Meeting House. Solidarity!

Incoming caravan will meet us at the Capital Steps Occupation and will be directed as to the location of the Friends Meeting House.

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BIG FRACKING ISSUES IN A SMALL TOWN

 Several members of Occupy Harrisburg have traveled to Riverdale Mobile Home Park in Jersey Shore, PA. Occupy Harrisburg joined with other volunteers from Maryland, Ohio, New York and other locations. I am posting from the media center that has been established by the volunteers. Their goals are to defend the residents ability to stay in their homes and to defend the Susquehanna River from Aqua America. This land is set … Read More

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TONIGHT Wednesday 5/9/12 — Community Assembly 7pm at the Steps

Please come show support, get caught up on projects and actions, find a working group, and have some laughs.

Hold a sign if that’s what moves you :)

* Library Book Call!
Please return/exchange/renew any Occupy Hbg library materials.

The Capitol Steps Occupation is located at:
North 3rd & State Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
 

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Happy May Day!

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9:30AM Hershey Shareholder Meeting – Hershey http://actions.the99power.org/actions/events/show/7522
1PM May Day rallly for Clean Energy and Instraucture – Steps https://www.facebook.com/events/312719958798350/
4PM (After the rally) Picnic at the steps
6PM OHBG Overpass Light Brigade outbound
 

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Risk of Mass Solidarity On May 1st: SEVERE

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May 1st, 2012 A Day Without the 99%
No Work – No School – No Housework – No Shopping  

In a move reminiscent of Bush era fear-mongering, the Obama Administration has leaked a vague bulletin warning of possible terrorist attacks on the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death. … (read the original post from Occupy Wall Street on … Read More

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6 Month Anniversary Celebration April 15, 2012!

https://www.facebook.com/events/354695377899509/

Thanks to the Events and Actions Working Group for ensuring the success of the celebration.  
 

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4/11 Community Assembly (possibly) moved

 

Note several people feel tonight’s community assembly may be hindered by weather. Dan V has secured the BASEMENT of the friends meeting house if we need to go there. We have to finish up planning for Sunday so we can start getting people there, so be sure to come and hang out. This isn’t a formal decision but assume if 30 people aren’t at … Read More

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Occupy Supply tshirts

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General Assembly Minutes February 26, 2012 2:00pm

OCCUPY HARRISBURG
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
February 26, 2012 Minutes

About 20 people

Intro/Welcome
Scribe: Cat
Stacks: Sue
Note: Nelson
Time: Karl
Facilitator: Darryll

Consensus Review
(Consensus in a Nutshell adapted by marie from “On Conflict and Consensus © by C.T.Butler) http://bit.ly/ohbg-consen-shell)

Work Group Reports

Direct Action: “It’s not up to us to determine that there should be a blackout of media at events … Read More

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Occupy Your Mind: Democracy & Education; An Integral Perspective

Occupy Your Mind: Democracy & Education: An Integral Perspective
facilitated by Occupy Harrisburg, PA

Circle School founder Jim Rietmulder talks about Democracy and Education and touches on the following points:

- Politics of Anger: Why everybody is right
– Culture Wars and World views: Traditional, Modern, Postmodern
– Why social activists/reformers should have no place in school
– The three most important undigested ideas of the … Read More

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OCCUPY TOGETHER – HARRISBURG PA REGIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY MINUTES

OCCUPY TOGETHER
HARRISBURG, PA REGIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Saturday, February 25, 2012
About 50 people
Facilitator Darryll
Stacks: Ed
Minutes: Julie
Scribe: Melissa
Doorkeeper: Jenn
Intro and Welcome
Consensus review

1. Actions designed to influence the budget
Melissa: “Concerning the governor’s proposed budget I went to a seminar where they talked about how 71% of corps. are not paying … Read More

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NEW Occupy Your Mind Event: Safe Spaces; Preventing Sexual Assault Together

Occupy Your Mind: Safe Spaces Preventing Sexual Assault Together

date: March 5, 2012
time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm
place: Midtown Scholar, 1302 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg, PA 17102

As we strive for a better society and greater sense of community, it is imperative we recognize the safety of individuals as essential to our success and survival. To that effect, Kimberly Snyder, Prevention Education Specialist for the YWCA of Harrisburg, … Read More

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Occupy Your Mind: The First Amendment and It’s Role in Unique Protest Movements

Occupy Your Mind: The First Amendment and It’s Role in Unique Protest Movements

recorded: Monday February 6, 2012

Do you have any interest in how the First Amendment protects protesters Right of Assembly?
Are you curious about the recent police hostility towards the Occupy Movement?

The Dickinson School of Law Chapter of the National Lawyers’ Guild in conjunction with Occupy Harrisburg hosted this event.

Professor Thomas Place shares his knowledge and experience … Read More

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Occupy Your Mind: You Don’t Live Here Anymore – The Mortgage Crisis and You

 Occupy Your Mind: You Don’t Live Here Anymore; The Mortgage Crisis and You

recorded Monday January 23, 2012 5:30pm

From Homesteaders to Freddie Mac, educator and writer Ben Branstetter breaks down the mortgage crisis in layman’s terms and will discuss how it fits into the American people’s relationship with land and homes.

 

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General Assembly Minutes 02-19-2012

Sunday Feb 19th 2012 General Assembly Minutes
Darryll: Intro/Thank you
Roles:
Nelson- note taker
Darryll- facilitator
Peacekeeper- Ed
Stacks taker- Karl
Time Keeper-Darryll
Scribe- Cat
Doorkeeper- Ed
Consensus Review
Darryll: “This is CT Butler on Consensus;
The process
1. A proposal is presented (ideally some time before the meeting)
2. Clarifying questions are asked and … Read More

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General Assembly Minutes Sunday February 12, 2012

About 12 in attendance
Facilitator/Stacks: Karl
Minutes: Jackie
Scribe: Holly
Doorkeeper: Jose
Intro and Welcome
General Stacks-

Jackie: asked if it was appropriate to refuse to remove her sleeping bag if she were ever asked by capital city. She wants to make the best decision for the community. The group agreed that she should not.

Marie: “I have nothing to report for … Read More

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Occupy Harrisburg on the Bob Durgin show!

Today, Valentine’s Day, at 3:00, on the Bob Durgin show, guest-host JC will be interviewing Jefferson Pepper about Occupy Harrisburg!

Tune in if you can, call in if you can!

tunein.com/radio/options/Bob-Durgin-p30702/

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Funeral for Fairness in Protest of Governor Corbett’s Budget Proposal

Funeral for Fairness in Protest of Governor Corbett’s Budget Proposal

Occupy Harrisburg will hold a Funeral for Fairness, Tuesday, February 7, 2012, beginning at 12:30 PM. The Funeral will be held on the State Capitol steps.

Background: In fiscal year 2011-2012, funding was slashed to vital environmental and human services, education and transportation. Further budget cuts occurred in January 2012. A 160 million dollar freeze impacted state … Read More

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General Assembly Minutes 01-29-2012

Occupy Harrisburg
General Assembly 

AGENDA
Opening (20 minutes)
Thank you for being here right now and occupying this space with us. This is a nonviolent peaceful movement. Smokers, please be kind to non-smokers and smoke several feet away from the doorways.
– Assign Roles
Facilitator:Darryll| Peacekeeper: Rick | Timekeeper: Darryll | Scribe: Cat | Notetaker: Melissa |Doorkeeper: Carol Stacks: Jackie
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Urgent!

NOTICE TO ALL SUPPORTERS: The Capitol has delivered a letter stating that we must remove all of our items from the Capitol steps by 8 a.m. on January 22, 2012. 

Read the letter

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Sunday 1/22 GA Agenda

OCCUPY HARRISBURG

SUNDAY AFTERNOON GENERAL ASSEMBLY (GA)

AGENDA
January 22nd at the Friends Meeting House 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Opening (20 minutes)
– review of proposed agenda
– hand signal review
– assign roles
– presentation of consensus (marie)
Working Group Reports (30 minutes)
-Direct Action
-Finance
-Facilitation
-Paradigm Shift
-Health and Safety
-Public Relations
-Capitol StepsRead More

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Occupy Harrisburg goes to Occupy Congress!

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Back row: Sue, Dylan

Back row: Chris, Ian, Hafiz, Chris, Danielle, Jackie, Jose, Woody

Front row: Darryll, Sarah, Rich, Karl

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1/15 GA Minutes

OCCUPY HARRISBURG
SUNDAY JANUARY 15, 2012
AFTERNOON GENERAL ASSEMBLY (GA)
Attended by: Barbara, Ben, Bob, Brendan, Brett, Carol, Cat, Dan V, Darryll, Dave J, Ed, Ian, Jose, Karl, Lisa B, Lisa L, marie, Mary F, Melissa, Rick, Roland, Ryan, Sarah, Sarah S, Stan, Steve, Susan N, Travis, Will, Woody

Opening – Brendan
– statement of purpose
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Agenda for Sunday’s General Assembly

January 15th at the Friends Meeting House 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Opening (20 minutes)
– statement of purpose
– hand signal review
– assign roles
– presentation of consensus

Working Group Reports (30 minutes)
– Each group will report on what they’ve done in the past week, and what’s planned for the coming week (3 min each with 3 minutes padding)

Direct Action Finance … Read More

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(short term) Victory! Judge stops Thursday eviction!

We just received word through Stephen Conklin Jr, son of the farm owner, that Judge Robert D. Mariani has issued a temporary restraining order stopping all action against the Conklin family and the farm until January 18th. More information will be provided through a press release when we have it.

There will still be a workshop tomorrow to discuss future actions. … Read More

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URGENT: Help Save Satori Farm NOW!

Update: Judge grants Temporary Retraining Order.

84 year old Phillip Conklin with Stephen Conklin Sr at Satori Farm
Phillip Conklin, 84, with his son Stephen Conklin Sr.

We’ve been talking about the eviction of the Conklin Family but there’s STILL TIME for a federal Judge to step in. View the … Read More

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Notes from discussion at Friends Meeting House 12/17

Comment in the comments or email Marie if you have a problem with any of this

Hey, folks. We had a great meeting today at the Friends’ House, and I wanted to get some of it down while it was fresh in my mind.

Basically, the Friends’ House will be usually … Read More

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Consensus, A Workshop: How to Change the World Through Process – Dec.12th at 5pm

Please join us at the Midtown Scholar (1301 N. Third Street in Harrisburg ) on December 12th!

Occupy Harrisburg will be hosting a teach-in/community forum at 5pm, to explain and discuss the Consensus process.

This workshop is heavily based on the book “On Conflict and Consensus” by C.T. Butler & Amy Rothstein. A copy of this book can be downloaded for free at https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B_DqQHz2Tvo6MWMwNTNmYmQtOWJjZS00YzYxLTg2YTMtMDA5YTJjNTc0ZTY1

Everyone is encouraged to … Read More

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“The problem of privatization and the prison-industrial complex.” Teach-In by Rita Shah 12/10/11 at 12pm

rita shahDr. Rita Shah is a criminologist with research interests on the relationship between parole and post-release supervision and the reentry process of former prisoners. Specifically, she focuses on understanding whether and how a state-imposed reentry program helps or hinders those under its jurisdiction. She also studies how rehabilitation is interpreted by different penal regimes. Dr. Shah received her Ph.D. … Read More

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Occupy Harrisburg to Attend Town Hall Forum to Question Mayor Linda Thompson – Dec. 8th at 6pm

Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson plans to discuss the city’s debt crisis during a town hall forum at Midtown Scholar Bookstore. Occupy Harrisburg will be attending the forum to ask pointed questions about the Mayor’s impression of the thriving Occupy movement.

Everyone who is able to attend is asked to join us in solidarity.

View the Facebook Event and Share it With Your Friends

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Occupy Your Brain: Discussion Panel at Midtown Scholar on Dec. 5th at 5pm

Members of Occupy Harrisburg will form a panel for discussion and answer questions related to the Occupy Movement and Occupy Harrisburg.

Join us at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore at 5pm on December 5th!

Midtown Scholar Bookstore
1302 N 3rd St
Harrisburg,PA 17102

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Occupy Harrisburg to Attend “Harrisburg Hope Community Forum” – Dec. 1st at 6pm

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Occupy Harrisburg will be attending “Harrisburg Hope Community Forum: State Takeover, Bankruptcy & You.” The forum will be held at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore at 1302 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102.

State Sen. Jeffrey Piccola, Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries and Mark Schwartz (the attorney hired to file the bankruptcy petition), will be discussing the city’s fiscal crisis.

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On Conflict and Consensus

We’ve been talking about this pamphlet alto lately in changing the way our GA’s run. Brenden M. plans on having a brief sheet on it soon but if you want to read the whole thing here it is or you can get a copy on the information table.

If you’re on the main page, for an embedded version click … Read More

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Immediate Needs list updated

Note our immediate needs list has updated. Check it out here. As always you can donate online as well.

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Lecture by Heather Gautney Tonight – Stern Center at Dickinson College

Note: The lecture has been moved from the Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium to the Stern Center at Dickinson.

occupylectureOccupy Harrisburg is Encouraged to attend the Clark Forum for Contemporary Issues lecture by Heather Gautney. The lecture is titled “The Occupy Movement.”

From the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues Website

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Occupy Harrisburg Bike Team Day 1

Today our bikers(Team name not yet established) left Harrisburg to meet up with the Occupy Wall Street march from NYC to DC. Tonight they made it to York and are comfortable in someones home with plenty of food. We had a great send off with balloons and everything! Thanks to Chris B. for the pictures.

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Teach-ins from 11/19

Other videos are being uploaded

11AM Teach-in by Craig Borowiak and Andrew Lamas on retaking and utilizing public space. [Note by Brett:I don't think there was an exact name to this. I got there late. Thanks to Holden for streaming it I couldn't due to traffic]

2pm Lisa Longo & Richard … Read More

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Thanks to Occupy Lancaster! Raw Footage of Occupy Harrisburg Eviction

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Video of General Assembly Following Harrisburg Encampment Eviction

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Occupy Harrisburg Evicted from Encampment

eviction1Occupy Harrisburg members were evicted from their encampment today at 1pm. Members were only given less than two hours notice before police, a military vehicle, bus and Live Team showed up to remove them.

Members stayed arm-locked in the center of the camp and no one was arrested. The camp has been cleared and they were instructed to leave the Riverfront by 10pm … Read More

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Occupy Harrisburg and Occupy Lancaster Disrupt Redistricting Hearing

Individuals from Occupy Harrisburg and Occupy Lancaster showed up to the redistricting commission public hearing today. Interestingly, the Riverfront Encampment was raided at the same time. The hearing only allowed some members of the public to testify and required them to register in advance to do so.

Text:

Gerrymandering Hearing Speech

MIC CHECK
(Should be read line-by-line over the human mic)
We, … Read More

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URGENT Call to Action!!! Police Planning Eviction of Harrisburg Encampment 1pm Today!

URGENT Call to Action!! The Harrisburg City Police have told the Occupy Harrisburg Riverfront Encampment that we face a 1 p.m. eviction on Friday, November 18th. Please stand in solidarity with Occupy Harrisburg! Join us at Riverfront Park (Front St. & State St.)! Call Chief of Police Charles Kellar at 717-255-3131 and Mayor Linda Thompson at 717-255-3040.

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Sunday Night Music

Every Sunday night, from 5-7pm,We will be hosting a live acoustic music session on the capital steps.

All Musicians are welcome to join us. (Must be non-electric)

All are encouraged to come to listen and enjoy.

Plan to stay for the 7pm General Assembly.

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Local Politics Teach-in With Andy Hoover – Nov. 18th at 10am

Andy Feb 2010 002 croppedAndy Hoover, Legislative Director at ACLU, will be visiting the Capitol steps to for a teach-in about local politics in Pennsylvania.

“Andy Hoover is the legislative director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania. He is responsible for the ACLU of PA’s lobbying efforts at the state level in Harrisburg and at the federal level in Washington, D.C. From … Read More

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Occupy Harrisburg Reaches One-Month Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!!!!! Occupy Harrisburg is celebrating one solid month on the Capitol steps today! We are proud, we are one, we are the 99%!!!!

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Lisa Longo & Richard Liston to Speak at Capitol Steps – Nov. 19th at 2pm

Pennsylvania Capitol Mark Your Calendars! Lisa Longo and Richard Liston are scheduled
to speak at Occupy Harrisburg (on the Capitol steps) at 2pm on November 19th.

 

Lisa Longo

Lisa is a parent, business owner and political junkie. She spends her free time writing to legislators, posting political commentary on her blog and Facebook, … Read More

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Craig Borowiak & Andrew Lamas to Speak at Steps – November 19th at 11am

Mark Your Calendars! Craig Borowiak and Andrew Lamas are scheduled to speak at Occupy Harrisburg (on the Capitol steps) at 11am on November 19th.

Craig Borowiak

Craig BorowiakAssociate Professor of Political Science at Haverford University
“Craig Borowiak received a B.A. in Philosophy from Carleton College and a Ph. D in Political Science from Duke University. He joined the Haverford … Read More

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Direct Action Call @ 12pm – Update & Actionable Step for the Call

From InterOccupy.org

Hello Occupants!

The upcoming DA call at 12pm today is crucial – MOST OF NYC DA Working Group is IN JAIL! So, we are depending on the national DA network to come up with a cohesive plan!!!! THIS IS AN AMAZING WAY TO BUILD SOLIDARITY. LET EVERYONE KNOW NYC NEEDS THEM TO KEEP THIS GOING RIGHT NOW

Below are thoughts on how to get to actionable steps by … Read More

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Occupy Harrisburg Facebook Page – URL has Changed

 Occupy Harrisburg’s Facebook page has changed. Because we lost our original page, we are trying to rebuild our following on the new page.

Please like us and share this link with everyone you know. Help us regain our online friends!

http://www.facebook.com/OccupyHBG

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Join Us at the Midtown Scholar 2nd Annual Harrisburg Book Festival!

Occupy Harrisburg will be participating in the Midtown Scholar second annual Harrisburg Book Festival! We will have a table at The Broad Street Market on Saturday November 12, 2011 from Open to Close (7am-5pm), and will be sharing space with activist groups like Gas Truth and others.

On Sunday November 13, 2011, we will move to the Art Association of Harrisburg building across the … Read More

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Bread & Puppet Theatre Group – Nov. 17th Schedule

breadThe Bread & Puppet Cheap Art and Political Theatre Group will be at the steps most of the day on the 17th and putting on performances at the following times.

- Noon : Performance with Coffee and Food
- 2 PM : WG Workshop
- 4:30 : Dusk, Another Performance

Share this with your friends and stop by the steps … Read More

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Now Accepting Essays by Occupiers

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Every Occupier has a voice, and Occupy Harrisburg wants to publish yours! Read Essays and Articles from Individuals on our new Essays by Occupiers page, or Submit Your Own Essay and we will publish it.

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Lecture by Heather Gautney – “The Occupy Movement” Nov. 21st at 7pm

occupylectureOccupy Harrisburg is Encouraged to attend the Clark Forum for Contemporary Issues lecture by Heather Gautney. The lecture is titled “The Occupy Movement.”

From the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues Website:

“The event is sponsored by The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and the Departments of Anthropology, American Studies and Sociology.

On September 17th of this year, a … Read More

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Join Us at Riverfront Park – Bring Your Tents!

Occupy Harrisburg is calling all supporters and legal observers! Please stand in solidarity with us at Riverfront Park on Front and State streets, down from the Capitol steps! Right now! If anyone can bring food, entertainment, supplies, signs, etc… please do!

A long term occupation has been started at Riverfront Park. The park officially closes at 10:00 and we need as many people as possible to be there (both people … Read More

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Did You Move Your Money?

logo Yesterday was labeled a National day to Move Your Money from big banks to small credit unions! Though the actual number of people who have participated in the cause is unclear yet, the Move Your Money facebook page has spiked from approx. 8,000 likes to over 45,000! A new website has also been created where you can … Read More

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Listen to the SmartTalk Podcast Featuring Occupy Harrisburg & The Tea Party

Occupy Harrisburg appeared on WITF’s SmartTalk radio show on Wednesday along with a Representative from the Tea Party.

Following the show, WITF wrote:

“Based on observations, many have concluded that the Tea Party movement and Occupy Wall Street have very little in common. The Tea Party is seen as a no tax, small government conservative movement while the Occupy protestors appear to be angry about more liberal causes like corporate … Read More

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Black Friday March Flyer

Occupy Harrisburg invites you to join in a Black Friday March on November 25th, at the Capital City Mall to help raise awareness of how you and your community are the 99%. Bring your thoughts and your own personal messages to share!

The March will start at 4:00am and continue until 12:00pm. Spread the Word! Make this event HUGE!

Occupy Harrisburg will also be participating in the International Buy … Read More

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Call-In Tomorrow Morning to Support Occupy Harrisburg on SmartTalk

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Occupy Harrisburg is scheduled to appear on WITF’s SmartTalk radio show tomorrow morning (11/3/11) from 9am to 10am. Jennifer Stefano (Communications Director for American’s for Prosperity) will also be joining the show. Stefano is a paid activist working to promote the national legislative agenda approved by the 1% at yearly meetings.

AFP is funded by the 1% for the 1%. … Read More

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Occupy Harrisburg Safety Concerns

Occupy Harrisburg is a NON-VIOLENT movement. No forms of violence will be tolerated, at any time.

There were a series of incidents that culminated in someone being asked to leave our occupation on the state capitol this weekend. In separate incidents, a late 20s male named Corey attacked a woman and made other women feel unsafe by attempting to lure them into a parked van. Dan, POC from Health and … Read More

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Keep Wall Street Occupied

In this YouTube video, ransackedroom offers a spectacular suggestion for what to do with all that junk mail you’ve been getting from banks, credit card companies and corporations.

Using the prepaid return envelope, ransackedroom takes the opportunity to send a message from Occupy Wall Street and give the post office some extra income.

Print-Out, Cut-Out & Start Sending!

To make it easier for you, … Read More

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It may cold and it may be snowing, but Harrisburg is still occupying!

The snow may be piling up, but that didn’t deter these Harrisburg Occupiers!

IMG 20111029 161654   Occupy Snow
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#occupyHBG    #snowcupier    #occupysnow

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Saturday 10/28 Halloween Party Capital Steps Schedule

Note: Preliminary based on weather. Both space A and B will be at the capital.

Space A

12-12:30 PM Music: Tyler Chick
12:30-1 PM Music: Aaron Daniel Gaul
1-1:30 PM Discussion: The Erosion of the Middle Class, Rick Smith
1:30-2 PM Music: Jefferson Pepper
2 PM Poetry Reading and Open Forum
3 PM to 3:30 PM PROTEST PARADE
3:45 to 4:15 PM Educational Seminar: … Read More

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Occupy Harrisburg Speaks to PCN Call In Program

Representatives from Occupy Harrisburg answered questions on PCN’s Call In Program on October 26th.

Watch The Streaming Video and Comment on PCNtv.com

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Occupy Has a Simple Message: “The system is broken and is grossly unfair.”

In a letter to the Pennlive Editor, McCartney wrote “The protesters need to wake up and smell the money.” Chris Butcher sets the record straight with this brilliant response.

Read McCartney’s letter and read Butcher’s response. Also, help the cause by writing your own letter to the editor.

I write in response to Mr. Bob McCartney’s letter (Oct. 16), “Protesters need to wake up … Read More

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Join Us on October 29th for a Halloween Party & Protest Parade at 12pm

Occupy Harrisburg is hosting a Halloween party and Protest Parade! There will be food, music, drum circles, a costume party, face painting, balloons and candy for the kids. We will also have educational and informational seminars and much more!

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Preoccupied: A firsthand account from the Pa. state Capitol protest

occupy 1 I would like to straighten out misconceptions about the people at the Occupy Harrisburg movement supporting Occupy Wall Street. I have seen snide comments about Occupy Harrisburg, and because I have been a participant and also have followed the movement from the beginning, I believe I have a unique perspective. I have met young people, older people and … Read More

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Press Release: Non-Violent, Unidentifed Man Arrested

(Harrisburg, PA) October 23:

At 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Capitol police arrested a man for outstanding out-of-state warrants. The man had not been violent, but had become agitated, and calls were placed to crisis intervention centers out of concern for his safety. Police and Community Life Team paramedics responded. The man, whose name is unavailable, did not cause a disturbance and did not resist arrest. The Occupy Movement is, as always, … Read More

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We Need More People – Join Us This Weekend!

small Numbers dwindled today at the Capitol Steps… Lets up our presence there by spreading the word online! Share this article with your friends, or come over and join us in-person! Be strong. You are the 99%.

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Occupy The Weekend! One week birthday!

Find an updated list of events here

“OCCUPY HARRISBURG WANTS YOU TO TO EAT CAKE”

Contact:
717-315-5432 or 717-938-4332
occupyharrisburg@gmail.com
jeffersonpepper@aol.com

(Harrisburg, PA) October 22

Occupy Harrisburg has been occupying the Capitol steps 24/7 for one week. They would like to thank the Central Pennsylvania community for their support and donations, the police for their cooperation, and the press for their attention.

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Occupy Harrisburg Reaches Day 7

The steps of our capital have been occupied for one week tonight!

In defense of the 99% of Americans who are wrongfully taken advantage of by the richest 1% of Americans, Occupy Harrisburg will bring about social change through radical, peaceful protest and organization.

Join Us!

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Next General Assembly 10AM Capitol Steps 10/17

Minutes from the weekend will be posted by 2PM EST.

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Next General Assembly 2PM 10/16/11

Sorry for lack of updates. The next general assembly will be at 2pm

See Press Release on previous day:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
We’re Here. We’re the 99 Percent
*Occupy Harrisburg protesting at State Capitol*

Contact: Jefferson Pepper
717-315-5432 or 717-938-4332
occupyharrisburg@gmail.com
jeffersonpepper@aol.com

(Harrisburg, PA)

Occupy Harrisburg protesters have decided to continue the occupation at … Read More

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Occupy Harrisburg Begins 12:01AM State Capitol

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Flyer for Occupy Harrisburg: October 15th

Share with your friends on Facebook, or print at home and pass it along!

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10/11/11 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
*OCCUPY HARRISBURG ANNOUNCES OCCUPATION DATE*
Contact: Jefferson Pepper
717-315-5432 or 717-938-4332
occupyharrisburg@gmail.com
jeffersonpepper@aol.com

(Harrisburg, PA) October 11: The Occupy America movement has reached Harrisburg. Occupy Harrisburg will hold its first official protest Saturday.

Starting at midnight the occupiers will camp out on the Capitol steps for 24 hours. The 15th marks the beginning of the Global Day of … Read More

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Meeting Minutes from Second General Assembly Posted

Occupy Harrisburg General Assembly 10/09/2011

The meeting started promptly at 4:00 PM, approximately 150 people were in attendance. The meeting was held at Midtown Scholar in Harrisburg.

The meeting started with a vote regarding media. By consensus, the group determined that media was allowed to report on the meeting. Anyone not wishing to be seen by the media was to stay on the balcony. Not all media outlets honored the … Read More

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Second General Assembly Today 4PM at Midtown Scholar

Join us in tweeting the Second General Assembly of Occupy Harrisburg, happening today at 4pm. new TWTR.Widget({ version: 2, type: ‘search’, search: ‘#occupyhbg’, interval: 60000, title: ‘#occupyhbg’, subject: ”, width: ‘auto’, height: 200, theme: { shell: { background: ‘#8ec1da’, color: ‘#ffffff’ }, tweets: { background: ‘#ffffff’, color: ‘#444444′, links: ‘#1985b5′ } }, features: { scrollbar: false, loop: false, live: true, hashtags: true, timestamp: true, avatars: true, toptweets: true, behavior: ‘all’ … Read More

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First General Assembly Tweets

Note: Minutes will be posted laterView “Occupy HBG 1st GA” on Storify

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The Youth

Occupy Everything from socially_awkwrd on Vimeo.

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NYC Livestream

Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at livestream.com
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Basic site


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The site is basic right now. Post what you want on it. Otherwise we’ll just be having basics like meeting notes, livestreams ect

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