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Occupy Houston To Hold International Migrants Day March On 12/18

Above are details of an Occupy Houston March to be held on Suday 12/18 at 2 PM.

Here are more details of the event from Occupy Houston—

Immigrants are part of the 99%. Locally and nationally, immigrant communities are facing increasing attacks and human rights violations. On International Migrants Day, December 18th, Occupy Houston will join with those in the local immigration community and Occupy movements nationally to take a stand against the assaults and record number of detentions and deportations. In Houston and around the country, these developments have largely developed from local implementation of Secure Communities and 287g. Not only do these acts violate rights of immigrants, but also legal residents and the greater community who face racial profiling during their enforcement.

We will gather in Bellaire – a city with a high number of police racial profiling complaints reported – and march to Bellaire PD to send a clear message that much like our community at large discrimination, profiling and human rights violations against the immigrant community will not be tolerated. Please join us on this day.

Here are facts about International Migrants Day. 

December 16, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Occupy Houston Field Organizing Training Session On 12/18

There is an Occupy Houston training session for field organizing this weekend.

Day-by-day Occupy Houston and Occupy efforts across the nation are showing that they will be around for the long haul.

Here is the Occupy Wall Street website.

Here is Occupy Galveston.

Here are details of the Houston training event—

Occupy Houston presents its first in a series of community organizing teach-ins: Strategic Organizing Workshop presenter: Scott Parkin Scott Parkin currently works as Rainforest Action Network’s Senior Campaigner on the Global Finance Campaign targeting mountaintop removal, the government agencies which allow it and the banks that fund it. Scott has worked in anti-corporate globalization, anti-war, labor and environmental movements for over a decade. 5-7PM in the Oak Room at the Stag’s Head Pub, 2128 Portsmouth St., 713-533-1199 Food and beverages are available, so come thirsty and hungry.

If you are an experienced organizer who would like to contribute to this or future sessions, please email us at heightscp@gmail.com  and be sure to put MOBILE OCC in the subject line.

December 16, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment