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It’s beginning to look a lot like May Day…

February 28, 2013

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Dear Fellow Workers, Comrades, Brothers & Sisters, Compañeros y Compañeras, Friends, Allies,and Observers as well as everybody else, In the past 18 months, the workers of the world have risen up against globalized capitalist exploitation on a mass scale we have not seen in many years. The fall of Mubarak in Egypt was seen as […]

Daytona Beach General Assembly endorses OCCUPY FAST FOOD (Daytona)

September 2, 2012

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-Occupy Fast Food (Daytona)- Fast food workers are some of the most disenfranchised and abused workers in our economy. Low wages, irregular hours and ever changing schedules, unsafe conditions, lack of bargaining power, (AND sometimes working while sick) make fast food work insecure, dangerous, and soul-destroying. For many communities in the greater Daytona Beach area, […]

UPCOMING CENTRAL FLORIDA ACTIONS & EVENTS:

July 26, 2012

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July 27 – Critical Mass Daytona Beach, Meet at City Island Library at 6:00 PM, ride at 6:30 PM, potluck dinner after ride (bring a dish to share). July 27 – Orlando Critical Mass: July Critical Blast!, Meet at 5:30 PM, ride at 6:00 PM, Loch Haven Park/Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando […]

APRIL ROUND-UP

April 24, 2012

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Occupy Daytona Beach’s General Assemblies (GAs) are held at the SE corner of International Speedway Blvd. & Beach St. every Saturday at 4:00 PM & on the first & third Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 PM. GAs are open to all who would like to attend and participation in direct democracy is encouraged. This […]

Wearing A Hoodie Is Not A Crime – The Action for Trayvon Martin

March 31, 2012

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On the afternoon of Monday, March 26, 2012, participants of Occupy Daytona Beach gathered on the corner of International Speedway Boulevard and Beach Street with other local residents to show their support and rally for Trayvon Martin and his family. Monday marked the one month anniversary of Trayvon’s murder with no arrest and also the […]

MARCH ROUND-UP

March 31, 2012

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Reminder: Occupy Daytona Beach’s Tuesday night General Assemblies (GAs) have moved to Sweet Marlay’s Coffee Shop. GAs are held on the first & third Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 PM at Sweet Marlay’s (214 S. Beach St) and every Saturday at 4:00 PM at the corner of ISB and Beach St. (at the base […]

Class War In The Sunshine State

February 26, 2012

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There is a very dangerous bill that the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, OSI Restaurant Partners, and other players are trying to pass through the Florida senate as I type this. SB 2106, originally introduced as SPB 7210, is a proposed bill to slash the hourly wage for tipped employees from the current minimum wage […]

Occupy Around the State: News about Occupy Florida

February 26, 2012

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   Miami- Occupy Miami was evicted January 31 from its home dubbed “Peace City” near the Stephen P. Clark Government Center in Downtown Miami. According to the Huffington Post “At least three people were arrested”. The brave Occupiers chanted “All night, all day; Occupy M-I-A!” as cops in riot gear formed ranks; banging batons against riot shields […]

Mic Check, Mic Check 1, 2, ROMNEY!!

February 1, 2012

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Upon arrival in Ormond Beach FL, his first stop in beautiful sunny Florida, Mitt Romney was given a warm mic check welcome by Occupy Daytona. It was January 22nd when slightly fewer than twenty of Occupy Daytona’s occupiers infiltrated Mittens’ rally with over two-thousand attendees. The brave few endured horrible country music such as Toby […]

JANUARY ROUND-UP

February 1, 2012

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Occupy Daytona Beach completed 42 hours of round-the-clock Sidewalk Solidarity over New Year’s weekend. Starting at 5:00 pm on Friday, December 30, at the corner of International Speedway Blvd. (ISB) and Nova Rd., about 5 occupiers were present. As the evening went on that number grew to around 12, about 9 stayed through the night. […]

Occupy Around the State: News about Occupy Florida

December 28, 2011

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Fort Lauderdale: According to NBC Miami, Occupy Ft Lauderdale has stopped Wells-Fargo from evicting a Haitian family, from their Coconut Creek home. One of the OFL members was quoted as saying “the (Bein-Aime) family had done everything right, and they were still getting evicted.” Tampa: Tim Sommers, the volunteer Fire Fighter and Occupy Tampa supporter that […]

City Commission passes anti-homeless ordinance

December 23, 2011

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At the Daytona Beach City Commission meeting at City Hall on Wednesday night (12/21) the commission passed an ordinance that further demonizes the homeless in the Downtown area of Daytona. The claim by the city commission as well as (some) local “media” and business owners is that the homeless are violent with tourists and local […]