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This week marks the month anniversary of Occupy Wall St.  So it’s tim e I gave it some press in the blog, after all…it began here! 

At first, I, like millions of others, thought this fairly small group of protestors would hold a rally, probably march around and then go home.  NOT!  Like a virus, the protest multiplied quickly and the core grew larger and more vocal.  Not particularly organized, the group has been able to sort itself out as a collective force and a cohesive community.  And like a virus, the movement spread as it found other receptive host areas around the world.  Later tonight or this week, I hope to give you another post wherein you’ll see some interesting parallels. 

I don’t need to write too much about Occupy Wall St. because it is in the news every day.  Especially here in New York City, we are almost hourly informed of where they are, what park they will camp out in, what the Mayor has to say about it all and which of the protestors has been beaten, knocked down or pepper-sprayed by police, not to mention the reports of how much money is being spent by law enforcement to keep everything and everyone under control.  The funny thing is, I don’t think they’re out of control at all.

Lastly as a prelude to some pictures, I’d like to quote what seems to be the mission statement on the web site Occupywallst.org – OF COURSE there’s a web site!!! And an agenda!

Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants.

Occupy Wall Street Agenda

Showing events after 10/19. Look for earlier events
Wednesday, October 19
5:00pm

 Open Forum: Andrew Ross “Is Student Debt a Form of Indenture?”
6:00pm

 Open Forum: Jennifer Saunders “Teachers for Justice Now”
7:00pm

 General Ⓐssembly
Thursday, October 20
7:00pm

 General Ⓐssembly
Friday, October 21
1:00pm

 Solidarity Event: Stop “Stop and Frisk”
6:00pm

 Information Front Desk Meeting
7:00pm

 General Ⓐssembly
8:30pm

 Empowerment and Education Committee meeting
Saturday, October 22
2:00pm

 Solidarity Event: National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation
3:00pm

 OccupyCUNY Radical Teach-In!
7:00pm

 General Ⓐssembly
Sunday, October 23
6:00pm

 Internet Working Group meeting
7:00pm

 General Ⓐssembly
Monday, October 24
7:00pm

 General Ⓐssembly
Tuesday, October 25
5:00pm

 Internet Working Group meeting
6:00pm

 Information Front Desk Meeting
7:00pm

 General Ⓐssembly
8:30pm

 Empowerment and Education Committee meeting
Wednesday, October 26
7:00pm

 General Ⓐssembly
Thursday, October 27
7:00pm

 General Ⓐssembly
Friday, October 28
6:00pm

 Information Front Desk Meeting
7:00pm

 General Ⓐssembly
8:30pm

 Empowerment and Education Committee meeting
Saturday, October 29
7:00pm

 General Ⓐssembly
Sunday, October 30
6:00pm

 Internet Working Group meeting
7:00pm

 General Ⓐssembly
Monday, October 31
7:00pm

 General Ⓐssembly
Tuesday, November 1
5:00pm

 Internet Working Group meeting
6:00pm

 Information Front Desk Meeting
7:00pm

 General Ⓐssembly
8:30pm

 Empowerment and Education Committee meeting
Wednesday, November 2
7:00pm

 General Ⓐssembly
Thursday, November 3
7:00pm

 General Ⓐssembly
Friday, November 4
6:00pm

 Information Front Desk Meeting
7:00pm

 General Ⓐssembly
8:30pm

 Empowerment and Education Committee meeting
Saturday, November 5
9:00am

 Solidarity Event: Move Your Money – Bank Transfer Day
7:00pm

 General Ⓐssembly
Sunday, November 6
6:00pm

 Internet Working Group meeting
7:00pm

 General Ⓐssembly
Monday, November 7
7:00pm

 General Ⓐssembly
Tuesday, November 8
5:00pm

 Internet Working Group meeting
6:00pm

 Information Front Desk Meeting
7:00pm

 General Ⓐssembly
8:30pm

 Empowerment and Education Committee meeting
Showing events until 11/9. Look for more

Events shown in time zone: Eastern Time

Occupy Wall St. New York city

Peace Be With You

Marching to Pretoria

"Join the Navy and see the world"

Veterans for Peace

occupy wall st. new york city, 99%

We Are the 99%

occupy wall st. new york city,

The American Dream

occupy wall st., new york city,

A Show of Force

Chase Manhattan bank, occupy wall st.

Chase Bank

occupy wall st, new york city

LOVE

occupy wall st

There's a LAW about wearing masks in a demonstration!!!

All photos courtesy of Murray Head

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