Greetings to all willing to stand up & spread the word to fight against corruption and tyranny!
Back in my younger days, I used to walk through Sproul Plaza on my way to class and every day it seemed as if a new group had sprung up to protest for one cause or another. Being the curious sort, I always stopped to talk to each group to find out more about their cause.
Some were trivial, and some were important. One thing I used to ask them all was: “Why are you here preaching to the choir? Why aren’t you protesting in Iowa or Kansas, trying to call attention to your cause?”
I only joined with one protest back then. That was in 1986. That was important.
So is “Occupy.” It is freedoms’ last stand in America.
With that in mind, I’m heartened to see that the Occupy Movement is a global affair and that we’re not just limiting our protests to campuses and areas where we would be doing little more than “preaching to the choir.”
I saw this yesterday and am helping to spread the word far & wide:
For more information, contact: OCCUPYKOCHTOWN@GMAIL.COM
“Join us in Wichita, KS the hometown & headquarters of KOCH INDUSTRIES, THE KOCH BROTHERS and Koch funded think tank The Kansas Policy Institute”
“Occupy Koch Town,” Wichita, Kansas. Move beyond fossil fuels and corporate corruption!”
Let’s take a regional and national stand TOGETHER
for our environment beginning President’s Day Weekend February 17-19, 2012
Direct Action!! Speakers! Music and more! JOIN US THERE. More details, including schedule of direct actions and speakers, to be announced.
Camping as well as inexpensive and some free overnight accommodations available. Occupation and further action welcome.
Info/Sign-up: email@example.com Reserve the Weekend!
Calico Blackie says:
This can make a difference. If you are at all able to get out there to Wichita, do it.
Calling attention to the greed, corruption, pollution and overall deteriorating conditions regarding freedom in America in a place such as Kansas will help awaken the country from it’s slumber. We must educate!
Meanwhile, back in Oakland:
Occupy Oakland Flag-Burning Rekindles Old Debate
“The images of the flag-burning went viral in the hours after Saturday’s demonstrations on Oakland’s streets, with Occupy supporters denouncing the act as unpatriotic and a black mark on the movement. Others called it justified.”
“The flag-burning, however, raised questions about whether the act will tarnish a movement of largely peaceful protests and alienate people who agree with its message against corporate excess and economic inequality.”
“I’m quite confident that the general view is that violence of this sort – whether it’s symbolic or otherwise – is contrary to the spirit of the movement and should be renounced,” Columbia University sociologist Todd Gitlin said.”
Link is here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/31/occupy-oakland-flag-burning_n_1243232.html?ref=daily-brief?utm_source=DailyBrief&utm_campaign=013112&utm_medium=email&utm_content=NewsEntry&utm_term=Daily%20Brief
Calico Blackie says:
While some of you might disagree and say it’s a right to burn the flag and is a protected act under our Constitution, we have to be careful not to drive away supporters.
Had I been there, I would have tried to stop this act and would have done everything in my power to ensure that the media knew we all weren’t in agreement with the flag-burner.
We have a VERY worthy cause. Let’s try to gain supporters, not alienate them.
Speaking of worthy causes:
International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier February 4, 2012
“The Courts may not be able to act but Barack Obama, as President, can. Please join with us to free an innocent man. On February 4, 2012, tell Obama to grant clemency to Leonard Peltier.”
“Solidarity events will be held in various locations around the world. Please plan to attend a scheduled event near
OCCUPY WALL STREET!
Don’t allow the 1% to continue their domination of your life. RESIST!
We are the 99%