Occupy Houston will march downtown at 4:00 PM this afternoon as part of the N17 International Day of Action.
In solidarity with the worldwide Occupy movement, Occupy Houston will be participating in the International Day of Action which has been called for Thursday, November 17. We will be meeting at Market Square Park at 4:00 PM and will march to the I-45 bridge over White Oak Bayou. More details about the N17 International Day of Action may be found at occupytogether.org.
Occupy Houston stands in solidarity with those Occupy movements who have recently come under attack, including Occupy Oakland, Occupy Wall Street and now, Occupy Dallas. We continue to assert our right to occupy public space and conduct our first amendment right to peaceably assemble.
The following announcement about the “We are the 99%” march is taken from http://local.we-r-1.org/weareone/events/show/4898
“We are the 99%” March
November 17, 2011 04:00PM to 06:00PMHosted by Michael Beck
Beginning At Market Square Park — Ending at I-45 over White Oak Bayou
17 Nov , 04:00 PM
We’re starting to get the 1% to pay attention. But this system’s still rigged against us: Wall Street is still making billions and taking our homes, and Congress can’t pass a jobs bill. To amplify the economic emergency, we’re making Thursday, November 17, a massive day of action to show “We Are The 99%. In big cities, suburbs, and small towns, we’re declaring an economic emergency at the very places that can put America back to work: our crumbling bridges, understaffed schools, and other sites that represent a failed economy. Just days before the Super Committee’s deadline to propose more cuts for the 99% or increased taxes for the 1%, we’ll show Congress and the media that we want an economy for the 99% of us. Come out and amplify your voice and help increase the pressure on Congress to tax Wall Street to create millions of jobs. This event is in partnership with SEIU and the AFL-CIO.
Sponsored by: SEIU, AFL-CIO and Move On dot orgStarting Location:
315 Travis, Houston, TX, 77002
Directions and parking info: http://occupyhouston.org/2011/10/g