July 30, 2014
by Nathan

Occupy Press Briefing Live from Nat Gat 2014

Democracy Watch News invites journalists to attend a live teleconference with activists from the 2014 Occupy National Gathering in Sacramento on Thu at Noon PDT.

Democracy Watch News @dwatchnews hosts a regular Occupy Weekly Movement National Press Briefing every Thu, Noon Pacific Time in cooperation with inter occupy.net and the GA Coalition, an association of local and state Occupy groups. While the hosts are journalists, the tech support comes from local activists who volunteer to work with the inter occupy team. Here, once a week, journalists and activists may meet via teleconference for interviews after brief introductions and two-min announcements by activists. The journalists then follow up with questions.

The weekly event was originated in 2011 by Jo Ellen Kaiser of The Medi aConsortium in San Francisco in cooperation with the OWS media team. Democracy Watch News assumed the responsibility in July7 2012.

We will have Michael Buell, San Diego live streamer on site to assist journalists to hook up with the briefing. His and other lifestreams will be available for others to listen in. Details will be provided on Wed.

Producer: Dean Edwards, Democracy Watch News Hosts: Liz Meyers, Daytona Beach, FL, ha co-host of Air Occupy, a local radio program Mark Taylor-Canfield, independent journalist and blogger in Seattle, WA.

Journalists are advised to preregister for the teleconference in order to have a unique PIN number and the proper phone number by clicking on the link or entering it in a browser in the copy below of a recent tweet::

#DemocracyWatch News #PressBriefing from #Occupy #National Gathering Noon PDT. 31Jul #Journalists register http://interoccupy.net/natgat2014/democracy-watch-news-invites-journalists-to-attend-a-live-teleconference-with-activists-from-the-2014-occupy-national-gathering-in-sacramento-on-thurs-at-noon-pdt/

Democracy Watch News continues to work with the Media Consortium on various pronects as we expand the weekly teleconference to an international audience of activists and journalists.

Dean Edwards
coordinating editor
Democracy Watch News
Salem, OR
(503) 581-8560
Skype: salembard

April 25, 2014
by Nathan

National Day of Action – Foreclose on Wells Fargo!!

Hello fellow activists, APRIL 29 is the date of Wells Fargo’s shareholder meeting AND the National Day of Action–Foreclose on Wells Fargo!
Join Occupy Sac and bring your signs and shouts to protest Wells Fargo’s well-documented history of abusing customers seeking mortgage modifications, and peddling faulty mortgages that led to the financial crisis. It appears that they have actually produced a 150-page “Handbook of Fraud”–a manual that attorneys say provides step-by-step instructions on how to fabricate documents in order to illegally foreclose on homeowners.
Date: Tuesday, April 29
Time: 11 am
Location: Wells Fargo, 400 Capitol Mall, downtown Sacramento
Action: Protest Wells Fargo, including “Wheel of Fraud-Wells Fargo edition” to help shine a light on their “Handbook of Fraud”.
Here’s a link to an article in the New York Post describing the Wells Fargo handbook: “Wells Fargo made up on-demand foreclosure papers plan: court filing charges”

December 17, 2013
by Nathan

MLK POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN Organization and Planning Meeting

Organization and Planning Meeting
Thursday, December 19, 6:00 pm
1401 21st Street, Ste. 310, Sacramento
To all Sponsors and Supporters:As you know, we are coming to the end of another year. And still, so many urgent issues–homelessness, lack of jobs, unliveable wages, hunger, immigration reform, environmental destruction, police brutality, and more continue to plague our communities, regardless of color.
In 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., helped launched the Poor People’s Campaign,to lift all Americans out of poverty. The Campaign’s anti-poverty package included:
–Guaranteed employment for all, at living wages,
–Access to affordable housing and health care for all,
–Rescinding cuts to education, and
–Ensuring that ordinary citizens had a larger role in government.
Forty-five years later, we’re still fighting these battles. Dr. King left us with the moral responsibility to work together to resolve these issues. What better way to honor Dr. King than to join in solidarity with others to fight for social and economic justice? In that spirit, we are planning for Saturday, January 18th, to be a day to join together to fight the cuts and many assaults on the middle class and the poor. We’re planning to march from Crocker Park to the Capitol, and hold our event on the West side of the Capitol. We envision a day for diverse organizations to come together to raise our voices and pledge support so that we can become a powerful force for change.
We need your ideas and your passion to create a day for all who yearn to breathe free, and for righteousness, justice, and equality. Please attend our Thursday, December 5th planning meeting. The meeting will be held at 6:00 pm, at 1401 21st Street, Suite 310, Sacramento.
It was Dr. King who said “When we remain silent to the things that matter, our lives begin to end.”
Thank you for your time and support at this short notice,
In Solidarity,
Brother Carter
Occupy Sacramento Urban Outreach Committee


October 8, 2013
by Nathan

Sacramento CA March Against Monsanto, World Food Day March – October 12th

Sacramento & Yolo County Organizers are in solidarity with the Millions Marching Against Monsanto Worldwide across 52 Countries demanding the Right to Know what we are feeding our children and ourselves.

We Demand Monsanto out of our Government! Appeal The Monsanto Protection Act, No Fascist Bans for States Labeling GMO Foods! Stop Privatization of life, End Terminator Seeds and SHUT DOWN MONSANTO!!

September 5, 2013
by Nathan


Join local activists as we gather to celebrate our victories, voice our opposition to oppression, and forge solidarity with each other!

We’re engaged in many different struggles, but we have common goals, common enemies, and common passion to fight for social and economic justice. Solidarity makes all of us stronger, louder, and harder to ignore.

September 9, Rally 11am–3pm, State Capitol (west side), followed by a protest and march against US military action in Syria at approximately 3pm.

The program includes:
•Speakers from indigenous rights groups, unions, Occupy, ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), IWW, homeless rights organizations, ACCE (Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment), Western Center on Law and Poverty, and more
•Teach-ins on labor battles in California, the rise of corporate greed in politics, the battle for universal healthcare, and more.
•Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the music of Ayatollah, Marlynn Smith, Richard Taliaferro, and DJ Badass. Water provided.
•Learn about obtaining health care through the Affordable Care Act

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/418679704904690/

August 30, 2013
by Nathan

Stand with the Walmart 60 in Sacramento – March to the Capitol!

September 5 @ 04:00 pm
Cesar Chavez Park, 910 I Street , Sacramento, California
Contact: Eric Henkel – 530-409-2318
Support Walmart strikers in Sacramento!
When Walmart workers came together to protest Walmart’s attempt to silence workers, Walmart responded by firing and disciplining more than 60 workers.
For more than a month, we’ve asked the members of Walmart’s Board of Directors to tell Walmart to reinstate the fired workers and remove the disciplinary actions, but they have remained silent. Now we need to prove to Walmart that its behavior won’t be tolerated.
Join us September 5th as we take things up a notch and call on Walmart to reinstate and remove disciplinary actions from the Walmart 60!