Here’s the latest press release from Occupy Pittsburgh due to be evicted at noon today:
Celebrate the People’s Park and Occupy Pittsburgh!
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Monday, February 6 at 11:56 am is the official deadline for eviction of the Occupy Pittsburgh camp at the People’s Park. Occupy Pittsburgh supporters are meeting at the camp at noon to show that an injunction or an eviction will not stop this movement; to stand up for the freedom of speech and freedom of assembly; to celebrate Occupy Pittsburgh’s achievements over the last three months; and to say loud and clear: The People United Will Never Be Defeated!
As we learned from the injunction issued against us, the freedom of speech is guaranteed only to those who can afford to purchase it. But we have scored a moral victory. History has shown that when people’s movements respond creatively to repression by the 1%, we can mobilize sympathy for the cause of the 99%. The court even used this as an excuse to rule against us, as if they were doing us a favor: “BNY Mellon’s eviction of the encampment will certainly draw publicity and may even assist in communicating the Occupiers’ message.” On this point, at least, let’s prove the judge right!
I helped deliver some Firedoglake packages (gloves, jackets and other winter clothes…) to the Occupy Pittsburgh’s camp some weeks ago. Thought I should post these pics before they’re shut down this morning. It’s not over. Decentralize decentralize decentralize. I also took some photos in the daylight last Saturday.
Onward with Occupy Pittsburgh mic checks and Occupy Pittsburgh anti-foreclosure actions. I forgot everybody’s name but if people add them in the comments I will add them to the story.