November 15, 2011:
CODEPINK Stands in Solidarity with #OWS:
We need an economy that works for the 99%, a government that fights
for the 99% and our funding for security redirected from war to peace.
People are finding their voice. We all need to take action. The emperor has no clothes.All OWS needs now is people. People to Occupy Everywhere!
Occupy Wall Street and the solidarity actions springing up all around the country represent the rise of a resistance movement comprised of people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations and political beliefs. It has shown the dissatisfaction of the 99% with the current militaristic, capitalist system that serves the needs of the 1% at the expense of the rest of society.
As we fight for a restructuring of the system as a whole, we must be conscious of the disparities that exist within the different groups composing the 99%. As such we are witnessing the rise of a struggle within the struggle to elevate the voices of those oppressed most by the system, women and people of color. With that in mind we have created this page to provide resources for women seeking to engage with the movement to demand a change in their status within the movement as well as the larger framework of societal norms.
Share your occupy story to to get our voices out and inspire change, one story at a time.
Invite your friends to join this growing community
Join working groups / committees / affinity groups
Read Janet Weil's A to Z guide to supporting your local "occupation"
Join the Women Occupying Wall Street DiscussionForum
Consider writing an article on your experience and submitting for post on PINKtank
Voices of Women Occupying:
Occupy Oakland: Murder Brings Everyday Desperation to Light by Aimee Allison, SF Gate, November 11, 2011
How People of Color Occupy Wall Street by Habiba Alcindor, The Nation, November 4, 2011
Manarchy! Jodie Evans & Melanie Butler challenge occupy movement "manarchists" on TruthDig Radio, November 3, 2011
Are We Bonobos or Chimpanzees? Evolution and Occupy Wall Street by Melanie Butler, Alternet, November 2, 2011
Women and the Occupation - 2/3'rds of the working hours, 10% of the income by Ellinorianne, DailyKos, October 30, 2011
Where Are the Women at Occupy Wall Street? Everywhere--and They're Not Going Away by Sarah Seltzer, The Nation, October 26, 2011
Women's Group Eyes Safety, Visibility Concerns at Protest by Guia Marie Del Prado, City Limits News, October 17, 2011
Ambiguous UpSparkles From the Heart of the Park (Mic Check/Occupy Wall Street) by Eve Ensler, Huffington Post, October 10, 2011
to CODEPINK Coordinator Janet Weil Speak About "What Makes
A Protest Powerful" on Your Call Radio, October 5, 2011
Occupy Wall Street: The Other 99% Is Not 90% Men by Melanie Butler, Alternet, October 2, 2011
to CODEPINK Cofounder Medea Benjamin Speak About the October 2011
Occupation of Washington DC on Smiley & West, September
to CODEPINK Cofounder Jodie Evans Speak About "Disturbing Power
the CODEPINK Way" on Connect The Dots with Lila Garrett,
September 29, 2011
Canadian Union of Postal Workers thanks CODEPINK and the 99% for Occupying Wall Street! by Melanie Butler, PinkTank, September 28, 2011
Occupy Wall Street. Challenge Obama. End the Wars and Fund Human Needs by C.J. Minster, PinkTank, September 27, 2011
Occupy Wall Street Day 5: This is What Democracy Looks Like, by Melanie Butler, The Indypendent, September 22, 2011
The 99 Percent Demand: Occupy Wall Street! Bring Our War Money Home! by Melanie Butler, The Indypendent, September 20, 2011