Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

September 29, 2011

Mobilize to protest cop attacks in NYC

Filed under: financial crisis,repression — louisproyect @ 9:28 pm

New Yorkers should turn out tomorrow from 5:30 to 7pm at One Police Plaza tomorrow. Back in the old days when I was in the SWP the party used to vote to “mobilize” its members to go to a demo or a conference during the Vietnam antiwar movement. The Marxism mailing list and the Unrepentant Marxist blog does not have anything quite like this, given our rather disembodied cyber-existence. Anyhow I plan to be there and hope to see you there as well.

Details are here:

Friday, September 30 · 5:30pm – 7:00pm


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(NYPD Headquarters is located on Park Row across the street from City Hall and through the Municpal Buildings archway)

We the undersigned condemn recent police attacks against the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations underway in Lower Manhattan. The NYPD has:

-pepper sprayed people in custody
-violently arrested non violent demonstrators
-curtailed the expressive activities of demonstrators in Liberty Square

All of this is part of a long standing practice of the NYPD to make public protest extremely difficult, unpleasant, and even dangerous.

Join us in calling for an end to police repression of protests in New York, and to support the ongoing Occupy Wall Street demonstration.

Bring signs and soapboxes/milkcrates

Please invite your friends. To sign onto this call, add your name to the wall and we will add people to the official list as best we can. Please include any relevant identifying information.

[Organizations listed for identification purposes only.]

Alex S. Vitale, author of City of Disorder, Brooklyn College, Executive Council PSC-CUNY
Penny Lewis, Murphy Institute for Labor Education, Executive Council PSC-CUNY
Francis Fox Piven, CUNY Graduate Center
Stanley Aronowitz, CUNY Graduate Center
Leslie Cagan, peace and justice organizer
Larry Goldbetter, President, National Writers Union
Jonathan Tasini, President, Economic Future Group
Jackie DiSalvo, Baruch College
Christian Parenti, author of Tropic of Chaos, Brooklyn College
Ben Shepard, author of The Beach Beneath the Streets, NYC College of Technology-CUNY
Michele Hardesty, Hampshire College
Ron Hayduk, author of Democracy for All, BMCC-CUNY
Mitchel Cohen, Brooklyn Greens/Green Party. Chair of WBAI Local Station Board
Doug Henwood, Editor, Left Business Observer
Liza Featherstone, journalist
Theodore Hamm, Editor of The Brooklyn Rail, MCNY
Stephen Duncombe, author of Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy, NYU
Mark Winston Griffith, Exec. Dir.,Brooklyn Movement Center
Carolina Bank Munoz, Brooklyn College
Glenn Kissack, Hunter College High School, (ret.)
Michael Letwin, Former President, Assn. of Legal Aid Attorneys/UAW Local 2325; Co-Convener, New York City Labor Against the War
Corey Robin, author of The Reactionary Mind, Brooklyn College
Kitty Krupat, Murphy Institute for Labor Education
Marnie Brady, CUNY Graduate Center
Stephanie Luce, author of Fighting for a Living Wage, Murphy Institute for Labor Education
Eric Laursen, activist, author of The People’s Pension
Maida Rosenstein, President, Local 2110 UAW
Sean Jacobs, The New School
Jessica Blatt, Marymount Manhattan College
Michael O’Neil, Secretary of Green Party New York State and Secretary of the Green Party of Brooklyn
Mahayana Landowne, John Jay College
Andrew Hsiao, Senior Editor, Verso Books
Bill Freidheim, BMCC retired, Executive Council PSC-CUNY
Rev. Billy Talen
Christine Culpepper De Ruiz
Charles Post, BMCC-CUNY
Jennifer Loewenstein; University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tibby Brooks, 9/24 arrestee
Mark Brenner, Labor Notes
Jack Hammond, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center
Fran Geteles, CIty College, retired
Stephen Leberstein, City College, retired
Renate Bridenthal, Brooklyn College, retired
Jonathan Buchsbaum, Queens College, PSC-CUNY Executive Council
Jim Perlstein, Co-chair Solidarity Committee PSC, Chair Retiree Chapter PSC
Barbara Winslow, Brooklyn College, CUNY
Bruno Gulli, author of Earthly Plenitudes, Long Island University (Brooklyn Campus) and Kingsborough Community College
Don Madison, MD (Retired Professor of Social Medicine and Health Policy, University of North Carolina
Karsten J. Struhl, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY


  1. I applaud the guts of these people.

    It’s about time that there are those who are so courageous to challenge the establishment and are doing so at the headquarters of the American BOURGEOIS PIGS AT WALL STREET.

    The police actions targeting these protesters is just the establishment trying to crush dissenters because they dare challenge the great bourgeois rulers of America.

    It’s about time we had some real anarchy in America. We need it now more than ever.

    Comment by Deborah Jeffries — September 30, 2011 @ 12:28 am

  2. One biliion people on FB — I’m not one of them. What was the announcement? I’m told I need to login to see it.

    Comment by Aaron — September 30, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

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