OLR STAYS THE COURSE AFTER EVECTION

May 20, 2012 in Annoucements, News

Occupy Little Rock (OLR) suffered an eviction from their protest site in downtown Little Rock at 1:55 p.m. Wed. May 16th. Four (4) protesters were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, booked at the jail, and released within one (1) hour. Further reports on the persons arrested will be forthcoming on this website.

Immediately after their release, these brave Americans went right back to protesting at the Clinton School of Public service, where a meeting was held by the Board that is assigned to pick the new site for the possible new Tech Park in L.R. More to come later on this attempt to take citizens homes and give to a private corporation.

OLR is alive and well and seeking a new protest site. Stay tuned!

PRESS CONFERENCE NOW SET FOR TUESDAY AT 5PM

May 14, 2012 in Annoucements, News

Occupy Little Rock

FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE
MAY 15, 2012 3:30 pm (CDT)

The Occupy Little Rock press conference scheduled for 5 pm at City Hall has been postponed 24 hours until Tuesday 5pm in front of City Hall.

Further negotiations with the city of Little Rock concerning a new protest site, have made the need for the relevant announcements slated for the press conference a moot point today (Monday). There will be a press conference Tuesday 5 pm.

Occupy Little Rock believes that a good deal with the city is still attainable and hopes for a push back of a few days concerning the May 16th 7:00 am eviction from the current protest site.

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For further info contact Greg

OLR DELIVERS CITY MANAGER ANSWERS CONCERNING NEGOTIATIONS ABOUT PROTEST SITE

May 3, 2012 in Annoucements, News

Occupy Little Rock (OLR) has been in negotiations with the City of Little Rock (LR) for about six (6) weeks concerning the current protest site and the possibility of moving from that location at 4th and Ferry street in downtown LR to a new location. The city would like the use of the overflow bus parking lot where OLR is now located during tourist season, hence the negotiations started to find another location for OLR.

In a final attempt to see if something can be worked out before the eviction date of May 16th, OLR is sending an e-mail today to City Manager Bruce Moore, the Mayor and hand delivering a copy to City Hall, of what the General Assembly of OLR has come up with in response to previous concerns the city had with moving OLR to any public space. In the response, OLR believes they have met all the concerns voiced by the city. OLR has asked for a response from Moore no later than Monday May 7th.

It is the firm belief by every member of OLR that the solutions put forth to the city today are just, and provide a win-win situation for OLR and the great City of LR. Up to this point in time, both OLR and the city have provided for the world to see, just how to make citizens and their government work together for solutions to problems. OLR intends to do everything within their power to see that continue.

Occupy is a new and unique movement of protest in our great country and has provided new ways of thinking concerning issues facing the citizens of the U.S.A. OLR is on the forefront of issues with local, state and national importance, as evidenced by the media coverage around the world given to OLR recently and the successes OLR has had in only six (6) months of existence.

DIRECT ACTION BY OLR: TAKING TO THE STREETS

April 30, 2012 in Annoucements, Event, News

Occupy Little Rock (OLR) is taking direct action today Monday April 30,2012 in the heart of downtown Little Rock.

Members and supporters of OLR will leave on a march at aprox. 4 p.m. (CDT) through the streets of Little Rock beginning at the protest site at 4th and Ferry and ending at City Hall.

We (OLR) will rally against our comming eviction on May 16, 2012, and have a few speeches from the occupiers themselves. We are asking for anyone and everyone whom has ever helped or supported the occupation to come join us in the streets!

After the speeches, the General Assembly (GA) will meet at 7 p.m. on the steps of City Hall.

GA TO BE HELD MONDAY AT CITY HALL

April 29, 2012 in Annoucements, News

The General Assembly (GA) of Occupy Little Rock (OLR) will hold its regularly scheduled Monday meeting on the steps of City Hall at 7:00 p.m. (CDT).

OLR, from time to time, holds GA at various locations around the city. This helps encourage the general public to attend and see how democracy works within OLR. It (GA) is a great example to the public to show what consensus is and how it works within OLR.

Obviously with OLR in the news of late, there are many important things to be discussed. We encourage everyone to attend!

OLR IS DELIVERED NEW PERMIT BY POLICE CHIEF

April 24, 2012 in Annoucements, News

Little Rock Police Chief Stuart Thomas delivered to the Occupy Little Rock protest site at 4th and Ferry street in downtown Little Rock, a new permit. This permit is exactly like the previous permit except for the new one has an end date of May 16, 2012. There is also a very specific time on May 16th, 7:00 a.m.

The OLR General Assembly met Monday night, well past three (3) hours, discussing this new development. A consensus was reached on attempting further talks with the City concerning OLR and its current protest site.

Below is a link to a story as broken, by Max Brantley of the ‘Arkansas Times”.

http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2012/04/23/city-of-little-rock-sets-may-16-end-to-occupy-little-rock-camp

GA TONIGHT AT 7 p.m. AT THE PROTEST SITE

April 23, 2012 in Annoucements

Occupy Little Rock will hold their regularly scheduled General Assembly (GA) meeting at 7:00 p.m. (CDT) tonight, at the protest site in downtown Little Rock, at 4th and Ferry street.

The public is encouraged to attend. Plenty of parking.

Monthly OLR Block Party Moved to the Protest Site at 4th and Ferry

April 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

OCCUPY LITTLE ROCK

Contact: Greg Deckelman Date: April 21, 2012
501-218-5869 Occu-Phone FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
gdeckelman@yahoo.com

OLR MOVES THEIR MONTHLY BLOCK PARTY
Party is moved from Capitol Ave. to the Protest Site

Occupy Little Rock ( OLR ) is holding its monthly Block Party this Saturday at the
Protest Site, 4th and Ferry, downtown Little Rock.

The event will be completely free and open to the general public. The party starts at
7:00 p.m. Plenty of parking for everyone.

The nights entertainment will be the bands: Ferrous Patella, Quadkiller, Brian Dub,
and others. Also, the fire jugglers will perform. An act of “fire spinning” that has to
be seen, to be believed.

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If anyone needs more info, contact Greg or Sid at the protest site.
gdeckelman@yahoo.com

OLR GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETS AT THE PROTEST SITE TONIGHT 7 p.m.

April 18, 2012 in Annoucements

The General Assembly (GA) of Occupy Little Rock (OLR) will hold their regularly scheduled meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. (CDT) at the protest site in downtown Little Rock. The protest site is located at 4th and Ferry street in front of the downtown U.S. Post Office.

Tonight OLR welcomes guests from Occupy Chicago as well as Occupy UALR.

The meetings, as always, are open to the public and OLR invites everyone to please attend. If you cannot attend in person, you can follow the meeting at www.livestream.com/occupylr and watch live online.

OLR TO HOLD TAX DAY PROTEST

April 17, 2012 in Annoucements, Event, News

Occupy Little Rock will hold a “tax day” protest at the downtown Little Rock Post Office, located right next door to the protest site at 4th and Ferry street.

The protest will start at noon today April 17, 2012, and continue until 4 p.m.