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OccupyTogether solidarity march
Wednesday October 05
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Begins outside the Federal Reserve Bank, 101 Market St.
We will march in solidarity with Occupy Together on Wednesday, October 5. Meet outside of the Fed at noon.
There, we will hold a General Assembly with one agenda item: where to march!
A flyer can be found on the homepage of our website. Please print and distribute flyers. We need as many copies as possible at the camp too!
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Solidarity March/Occupy SF: noon tomorrow
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Please publish report on today's events
by Had to work
Wednesday Oct 5th, 2011 2:49 PM
Would someone please publish a report on today's actions . I personally couldn't make it . Really had to work.
But i would like to read an account other than from the corporate media . For that matter i don't trust the reporting of KPFA's self promoting liberal ''star' Brian Edwards-Tiergert either .
Overall i do trust what i read on Indy Bay especially Dave ID
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Report on March 5th 2011 Occupy SF march
by Gens Primoris
Wednesday Oct 5th, 2011 8:39 PM
I got there just as the march took off about 12:30 pm.
For a little over half the march the crowd kept to the sidewalks, a moving band of sound and solidarity. Later though, especially going up a couple of hills, the people poured into the street.
"Join us Join us" the marchers called to the other working poor in the tall buildings. Alternating portions of the crowd would shout "We Are the 99%" or "Banks get bailed out, We get laid off" It wa the vibrant sound of a people awake. And many that didn't march simply nodded their heads in agreement, or honked their car horns, or like one very young man (maybe 10 yrs old?) on a doubledecker tourist bus, simply pumped his hand and jumped up and down in disbelief in the face of a stream of peaceful people so determined (special thanks to his tourist Dad and Mom for respecting such a learning moment).
"We are what Democracy looks like!" I wonder young man how this moment will shape you...You looked so happy!
Sometimes we'd pass a bank, Wells Fargo, Chase. Then the passing crowd would halt a moment and direct their shouted words to the structure wrought by human hands. Not a living thing at all, much less a person or anything resembling personhood. The crowd's tone was deadly earnest. Banging on nearby structures, new rhythms erupted, timed to the chanting of the passing people. It was a historic moment.
As for the police, well, gratefully I say Thanks, for the calm, measured response of the San Francisco Police Department. They did not spray us, cordon us, handcuff us, threaten us, or treat us like beasts. They rode beside us on their bikes. You know, the SFPD are not members of the 1%. They also work hard for their living. In today's protest we were all of the 99% group.
We ended up at the Federal Reserve Bank on 101 Market. The protestors facing forward to the bank with perhaps a few police up front. During one moment the crowd gave a galeforce cheer, loud enough to be heard up into that Bank. Do you think they heard us? I think they did.
Some things to remember:
People First, Business Second...Always
Indict the Banksters, Banksters your reign of error is over!
Get informed: Google "OTPOR" and "dilemma action" for info on creatively being the change you want to see in the world. The world is counting on us, yes, every single one of us matters. T'is true.
And next time they try and bait you about what we stand for tell them we are for the American Dream (thank you Van Jones!).
Then let the games begin.
World, Egypt, Serbia...This is what US Democracy looks like!
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