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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Occupy Sydney
Global Human Rights Day Festival

Martin Place, 2pm – 6pm
Saturday, 10 December 
Occupy Sydney invites individuals, families and inviting community groups to join us for a festival at Martin Place on 10 December – the Global Day of Action and Global Human Rights Day.

This family friendly festival will feature music, workshops, open mic, speakers and participation from a variety of community groups and associations in Sydney talking about global human rights and social justice issues.
The Festival will be held between 2pm and 6pm. The event is family friendly and all are welcome.
What has been so positive about Occupy Sydney is that it is an alternative space where diverse communities and individuals can come together to discuss ideas, issues and current struggles with the public in a public place.
The 10 December Festival will provide a positive opportunity for communities, families and individuals to connect with people in Sydney, and engage, discuss and share information about global injustice and human rights in a friendly, family orientated atmosphere.
Workshops from the Free School include:
Borders and Occupy
DIY renewable energy
A History of Radical Sydney
Community Renewable Energy
Discussion on Occupy Melbourne
Circus workshop
Please leave info in the comments, or use the forum post here for organisational discussion for the festival.
10 December Global Day of Action site: http://dec10.takethesquare.net/english/

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Occupy The Courts

On 15th October 2011, thousands of people from across Sydney converged
on Martin Place to challenge our current economic and political system
and to build a movement for meaningful democracy and social justice. And
we’re still here!
Since the occupation began police have arrested 59 people in attempts to
shut down the activities of Occupy Sydney. Many of these charges have
come about because of police persecution, harassment and the use of
Come to court on Monday to show solidarity for 13 Occupy arrestees and
to support the ongoing occupation!
When: 9am this Monday 5th December
Where: Meet outside Downing Centre Court Complex,
Cnr of Elizabeth and Liverpool streets
Contact: Wenny 0402 564 862 / Josh 0408 885 622
Theme: Court Campout!
Bring your tents, barbeque tongs, folding
chairs etc. to show your support for
those facing ridiculous charges related
to alleged camping. Yep, that favourite
Australian pastime - and public
protest - is apparently a crime.
We are unstoppable. Another world is possible!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

The Future of Occupy Sydney

The Future of
Occupy Sydney
a discussion at
Martin Place
cnr Macquarie
6-30pm Wed Nov 30
Occupation Site
home & birthplace
of #OccupySydney

This meeting held in keeping with the spirit principles and traditions of occupywallstreet.org Takethesquare.net & core values of occupysydney.org.au
  • an attempt by the person or people who wrote the promotion for this event on OccupySydney.org.au is a cheeky attempt by people not part of the Martin Place discussion to set an agenda for us. The Martin Place meeting will set and follow its own agenda -not that which others seek to impose. 

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Occupy Sydney Placard Workshops & Activities

From the occupiers at 

Occupiers : ph 0416366126  ph 0410722000
Placard Making Workshops
nightly from 8pm if fine at Occupy Sydney, Martin Place & Macquarie
not happening on rainy nights 
  • Bring your artistic talents  & join our Placard Making Crew
  • Bring Paints Textas & Art Materials
  • Bring Your ideas & join us putting Unity back into community.
Wet or fine there's always time for a game of chess with the occupiers at Occupy Sydney in Martin Place. So come on down, day or night. Game on.

Meetings, Workshops and Experiences
  • occupy the love : Meditation 7am 2pm & 9pm daily at Martin Place
  • General Assembly : 6-30pm Saturdays Mondays Wednesdays
  • Informal discussion on Fridays at 6:30
  • Amazing political discussions all day and all night, strike up a conversation with the lovely occupiers.
  • Dinner Parties from 9pm 'til 6am every night of the week :]
  • Public Library; read donated books under the shade of the trees.
  • Barrett's stand up comedy whenever Barrett happens to be around.
  • Plenty of Vitamin D provided by the beautiful sun!
  • Various working groups: check the calendar at occupysydney.org.au
  • Opportunity to speak to passers-by about why you are part of this movement.

Occupy Sydney Occupiers Update

from the Occupiers @ Martin Pl

Police & the Occupiers;
Two of Occupy Sydney s stalwart Occupiers

  Sunday 20th Nov 2011: Occupy Sydney is just over a month old and a small group of occupiers cling tenaciously to our right to occupy Martin Place peacefully and respectfully in  the face of open police management hostility. That hostility is not at all a reflection of the public attitude to occupiers and the occupation generally as a broad swathe of the Australian public from left to right stop by to urge our occupiers to keep doing what we are doing. Heartening stuff. Even individual police officers are now openly stating that they would rather not be harassing us -and we understand that orders are orders. Current police orders seem to come from the same Assistant Commissioner who ordered the infamous Oct 23 attack on our previous occupation.
 NSW Police spent must have spent a Macquarie Bankers annual bonus & salary combined on intimidation and harassment of peaceful occupiers at Martin Pl. We will not be intimidated and we will not resile from our duty to ensure that the Occupy Sydney conversation continues 24 hours a day 7 days a week in Martin Place.. as well as online.
 The last forty eight hours have seen NSW Police resolve to destabilise the occupation weaken drastically as truth and commonsense push aside the dogma subscribed to by NSW Police that the law is what they make it. It may be a lull in what some describe as psychological warfare by Police or the beginning of a better understanding. The only relationship Occupy Sydney occupiers seek with police is that they revert to being servants of, not dictators to, the people.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Occupy Sydney Anti Corporate Rally

Occupy Sydney
Anti-Corporate Tour
Leaves Town Hall 12pm Sat Nov 19
Join us on a Free walking tour of highlighting the corporations whose interests government serve over those of the ecosystem & society –
Occupy Sydney stand for governance of corporations for people –not governance of people for corporations...
Follow @occupysydney  & @occupySYDmedia on Twitter.

Friday, 11 November 2011

11-11-11 Lunatic leaders - YOUR Fight- YOU Fight it

On the international day of remembrance and reflection, Armistice Day, the Australian government will announce that US marines will be permanently based on Australian soil to help expand US military control within this region. When will politicians learn that increasing troop numbers increases the chances of conflict? Perhaps if our leaders fought in the wars, they would not be so blas̩ about rushing into them. The world needs to learn, once and for all, that war mongering is not in the national interest of any country and it is our brothers and sisters in conflicts around the world that pay the price on behalf of all nations! Stop making weapons, stop selling weapons, stop using weapons Рcut out the lunatics calling themselves leaders and lets open up a real dialogue between the people rather than the corporates. Occupy Sydney, Occupy Beijing, Occupy Washington, Occupy Kabul, Occupy World lets talk!


Occupy Parramatta

9am Sat 12 Nov

outside St James Church
Church Square

details: Ph 0410 722 000
Twitter: @occupySYDNEY 
( copy & leaflet )

Friday, 4 November 2011

Occupy Sydney Right to Protest Rally Fri 4 Nov

Right to Protest
Emergency Rally Fri 4 November
9-30 am
NSW Supreme Court No 11a
cnr King and Philip Sts Sydney
Peoples Rights vs NSW Police
Occupy Sydney have planned a March for Saturday Nov 5th. An associated person has as an act of good faith filed a “notice of protest” (form1) with NSW Police. NSW Police have proposed several onerous variations to the protest notice which in will render the protest ineffective. When Occupy Sydney offered to negotiate with police at a full General Assembly of the movement NSW Police refused, instead preferring to issue Supreme Court proceedings for an injunction to prevent the November 5th Rally and March.

Rally to Support Peoples Right to Protest at a time and public place of the peoples choice.

follow @occupySYDNEY on Twitter

read SMH article

see General Assembly Site


Saturday, 29 October 2011

A discussion board to further the aims of #OccupySydney.


New Occupy Sydney Site

  A new Occupy Sydney #OccupySydney occupation location has been identified and will be occupied from Sunday 31st October. While we will not publish the location yet it is in the Sydney City area. It is an advocacy site which OccupySydney advocates can use as a staging point. Site will operate 24 hours.Occupy Sydney Occupiers - to find the location please contact occupysydney@gmail.com  

Occupy Sydney:: Defending against Tear Gas

  Occupy Advocates worldwide should consider and be prepared for pro Corporate Police commands to order that police officers deploy Tear Gas against our peaceful convergences for change. As demonstrated in Oakland Melbourne Sydney San Diego and other jurisdictions, many police commands consider that their executive authority extends to crushing peaceful dissent. 

 As a peaceful movement for change, while we do not advocate violent protest we DO NOT SAY that we should passively accept violence initiated by the State or others against us. OccupySydney advocate awareness of defensive strategies to render teargas attacks by State Police less harmful. This is one way of minimising harm:

Monday, 24 October 2011

Occupy Sydney help small business survive

 When you adopt the methods of a tyrant to crush a tyrant you may win - but you are immediately vulnerable to assertions of tyranny.

 OccupySydney has proven an effective Protest & awareness raising platform and we congratulate the General Assembly for its decisions so far. In the aftermath of the police attacks at Martin Place we need to add dimensions which connect not alienate to build on broad public support. 

 Today @occupysydney proactivist wing start lobbying the in support of struggling small business operators in the Sydney CBD. Businesses which are hurting from falling retail spending as people find they have less disposable income. One landlord is trying to increase rents by 30% plus CPI - and many will be shocked when we reveal this entitys name tomorrow...

Was NSW Police attack on Occupy Sydney lawful?

 At about 5am Oct 23 I doing the allocated the task of police liaison person at The Occupy Sydney site in Martin Place. Most camp occupiers were sleeping. There were about six to eight occupiers awake and there were also at least two visitors A person who was part of the occupier group suddenly came running over to the camp yelling " quick Police.Get the video cameras out. Immediately a large contingent of police appeared moving quickly from the direction of Hyde Park to my right.They formed a line about ten metres distant to the Occupy Area Eastern perimeter. A senior officer with a loud hailer summarily announced (to the effect) "you are in breach of (legislation name, offence: illegal camping) & have ten minutes to gather your posessions and move away." I walked directly to the senior officer making the announcement and was the closest non-police party to him.At no stage did the officer offer any peaceful solution nor did he allow a reasonable or humanly possible timeframe in which to comply with his "orders". The amount of property needing to be removed would have required at least an hour to collect and remove.From the end of the police officers announcement a period of only about 5 minutes expired before police attacked without warning. Several people including women were punched while held by multiple police officers. People were screaming in obvious pain as police visibly and roughly applied excessive force in wristlocks and other holds. 

  • Police knowingly issued orders which Occupy Sydney protesters could not comply with while ensuring the safety security of our posessions. Is it legal for police to issue directives with which people cannot reasonably comply, then act to enforce them? 
  • People have the right to act to protect property from a clear and imminent threat even when that threat is as a result of imminent actions by police. We believe that Occupy Sydney people arrested and charged including with incitement had the right to protect their property.
  • Police enforcement of the City if Sydney camping regulations a pretext to deploy unreasonable force. 
  • NSW Police ignored Homeless Protocol to which they are signatory in evicting Occupy Sydney.Basic common law principle is that a law applying to any group applies to all/
  • Police did not act on a single complaint including from Council or Banks. 
NSW Police eviction of Occupy Sydney Protest amounts to  draconian illegal and possibly corrupt use of Police powers.

 What can we do??
  1. File a complaint with ICAC . Any legals wishing to discuss email occupysydney@gmail.com 
  2. Look at other legal avenues to deal with police interference with peoples rights to protest.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Getting to Occupy Sydney

Getting to #OccupySydney :·   
By Train: catch Bondi Train to Martin Pl Station & come upstairs or take Train to St James on City Circle & leave via MacQuarrie St exit (10 min walk)·       

Bus:: Take Circular Quay bus to Martin Pl and walk uphill (max 10 minutes)·

A designated Safe Area in the centre of the square will be reserved for those with children. Parents/ carers are responsible for all in their care.

Parking is at a premium & expensive in the area. Please use public transport if you can.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Faceless Peoples Assembly notice ::reprint & distribute

a peaceful peoples Assembly ... Child Safe area .... a City of Sydney Alcohol Free Zone

     Stop the Banks Greed               
   join the
2p.m. 15 Oct
outside the Reserve Bank
cnr. Martin Pl
Macquarie St
http://livefeed.com/occupysydney (15 Oct live)
supporting the principles of occupytogether.org
follow us on Twitter @occupySYDNEY

a leaderless Assembly of the people by the people for the people

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Global Day of Action Oct 15

**** NOTE: a full description is contained below. Be sure to click the 'see more' link for details. ****



We seek an end to the corporate stronghold over all governments. We seek an authentic democracy that represents the 99% majority - us.

We hold corporate entities responsible for their crimes against us and the Earth.

We are inspired by and stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters striving for liberty in North Africa and the Middle East, Europe and more recently, the United States.


Corporate Stronghold?

• They orchestrated the Global Financial Crisis and are profiting from it (while people lose their jobs, face wage cuts, and lose their homes).

• They fund both sides of war and profit from it (while our brothers and sisters die).

• They destroy the Earth environmentally and profit from it.

• They control our media and the information we can access.

• They see YOU and I as mere masses to control, experiment on, refuse rights to, repress and thieve from.

Our Urgency:

This is about NOW and any chance of legitimate human liberty for our future in Australia and globally.


Occupy Sydney:

Occupy Together:

Occupy Wall Street:

Occupy Australia:

Occupy Sydney:

Occupy Melbourne:

Occupy Brisbane:

Occupy Perth:

Occupy Adelaide:


1. Get down to the occupation site on the 15th October and peacefully participate.

The people of Sydney will be running a Speakers Forum, there will be General Assemblies based on the Occupy Wall St model, we will be running Workshops where we can have broad discussions on politics, education, equality, the environment, and other Working Groups that will facilitate media, logistics, food, equipment, etc.

2. Post any talents or interests you have that may be needed and of use.

3. Stay informed, find out what is happening through the websites listed above, locally through the array of pages on Twitter and Anonymous postings on YouTube such as this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmVQXrCiZ80

5. Do NOT depend on major media outlets. They’re already blocking us, presenting misinformation or not sharing information at all.

4. Just spreading the word helps. There has been a huge media blackout that others are just beginning to shine some light on.

5. Make and bring banners, flags, megaphones, musical instruments, blankets, tents, food, water, peace, love, an informed attitude, family and friends, work colleagues, sports teams, unions, church / synagogue / mosque / temple family, surf clubs, political party members, activist groups, charity organisations etc. Remain anonymous or be yourself.


Contact: OccupySydney@hotmail.com


We acknowledge the Traditional indigenous Eora peoples' custodianship of the land upon which we now live and work – the place the world knows as Sydney – and the genocide perpetrated against that people by the colonists from whose occupation the current governments claimed right to govern descends. We also acknowledge that such #humanrights crimes of genocide continue to be committed against aboriginal peoples across Australia today- in particular the Northern Territory Intervention, a racist bilaterally supported denial of #humanrights and cultural genocide which continues today. 

taken from Facebook page of Occupy Sydney We are You event

Monday, 10 October 2011

Tell the World about Occupy Sydney your Way

 Fresh off the press and just tested we announce @OccupyMartinPl  the ONLY place where you can live Tweet from the #occupySydney Peoples voice ...say it your way

Its simple & you dont have to have a Twitter account -for non twitter people remember 140 character limit...

Heres How

go to http://bit.ly  (make sure you're not signed into your own account-or sign out)

click sign in: 

Account name : occupyMartinPl

password: MartinPlace

type your tweet into the grey box -it doesn't have to include a link.

press send ..

your tweet appears in the timeline of @occupyMartinPl