Friday, September 30, 2011

Occupy [your city]!

Tomorrow, October 1st, people all over the country are participating in Occupy Together, in solidarity with the massive, peaceful protests on Wall Street. This is why everyone's gathering (as if you didn't have a feeling as to why, right?):

On September 17th, men and women of all races, backgrounds, political and religious beliefs, began to organize in nonviolent protest. These men and women represent the 99% with the goal of ending the greed and corruption of the wealthiest 1% of America. Occupy Wall Street is a leaderless resistance
movement which began as a call to action from Adbusters, a Canadian-based anti- consumerist organization.

I'll be joining in, making my sign tonight ("Human need not Corporate Greed") and hopefully experiencing the start of some positive outcomes along with everyone else. Word on the street is that our city's riot police are gearing up, though. For what? So far, every Occupy Together protest has been peaceful. But Albuquerque cops tend to be some of the most hotheaded, so let's hope they don't get too rowdy. And everyone thinks riots start because of protesters...

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