Press Release, October 14-15

October 13, 2011 admin General AssemblyComments Off


Democracy Under Attack! The Santa Cruz police department has threatened to issue citations the morning of Friday, October 14, 2011 to any campers who remain at the Occupy Santa Cruz encampment currently located in San Lorenzo Park near Water Street.We are calling for all persons to join us at the Superior Courthouse in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience to stand in solidarity and. to stand in defend our right to peacefully protest. Add more faces to our occupation and bring any camera or recording technology available to show your support for however long and whenever possible.

In addition, we will be holding a series of events on Saturday, October 15, 2011 in solidarity with the movement for global change. Information and exact scheduling is available below.

The people of our world are meeting in over 700 cities across the globe to let their voices be heard and represent themselves, instead of a chosen few who have subjected the majority of the world’s population to extreme inequality and monumental degradation of resources. Let us come together peacefully and reclaim our world citizenship and demand a true democracy.

Before the march: There will be a “critical mass” style bike rally to gather up support and increase our ranks for the march, complete with signs and fliers.

12pm-2pm: Music and spoken word, calling all musicians and speakers!

2:30pm: March from the courthouse steps. The route will move up and down Pacific Avenue and around the Clock Tower before heading back to the occupation at the courthouse.

After the march, 4-6pm: More music and spoken word! As mentioned above, we need musicians and speakers!!

As usual we will hold our 6pm General Assembly.

Then come camp out for a giant sleepover!

Come down and show your support for this amazing and beautiful action. Global change is possible, we have strength in numbers and 99% is an abundance.

For more information please visit and find us on Facebook at or on Twitter #OccupySantaCruz.