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MoveOn Sponsors March on Banks, Rallies with OSC
by Alex Darocy ( alex [at] alexdarocy.com )
Saturday Oct 15th, 2011 12:33 PM
Community members responding to an event organized by MoveOn.org, held a rally and march which departed from the Santa Cruz Town Clock midday Friday, October 14. On the way to Chase Bank, marchers rallied with those present at the county courthouse occupation location of Occupy Santa Cruz, and occupiers joined the march on banks, which also included visits to Bank of America and Wells Fargo, and ended with a rally in support of a "local" bank, Lighthouse Bank.
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Approximately 75-100 community members attended the march. Many participated with the intention of closing their bank accounts, but all three of the major banks locked their doors as soon as they became aware that the protesters were arriving. A set of march 'rules' was announced at the rally at the town clock, and the march route was tightly pre-planned by event organizers; marchers hoped to make their way through the downtown along Pacific Avenue, but they were diverted down Front Street. Also, the list of banks visited was pre-planned, and not publicly explained was the reason for Lighthouse Bank being chosen as the local bank to visit.

Marchers' loudly chanted in unison along the route, and chants included those in support of Occupy Santa Cruz, and several supporting local banks.

The MoveOn.org event invitation for the October 14 march and rally:
http://civic.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=122100

MoveOn.org's Civic Action Page:
http://civic.moveon.org/

Occupy Santa Cruz and Occupy Wall Street:
http://occupysantacruz.org/
http://occupywallstreet.org


Alex Darocy
http://alexdarocy.blogspot.com/

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Comments  (Hide Comments)

by gagged
Sunday Oct 16th, 2011 11:38 AM
i am doubled over and trying not to choke with the idea of moveon for change ! these ( the leadership ) slimes are more interested in channeling the discontent for the benefit of dems and obama who are very much bought paidfor and owned by wall street . some one called moveon and similar groups as roach motel and was being generous .
by John Thielking
( pagesincolor [at] yahoo.com ) Wednesday Oct 26th, 2011 10:36 AM
Here is the transcript of what Van Jones said about the Occupy movement at the http://www.rightscon.org conference in San Francisco yesterday. The conference continues until 5pm today, and is currently streaming online for free. It is clear that Van Jones is attempting to confuse people about the origins of the Rebuild The Dream movement vs the Occupy Movement:

Van Jones from Move-On:

Pro democracy struggle in the US. Our struggle
is against plutocracy. Plutocracy is rule by and for
the rich and the wealthy. Struggle is called Occupy
Wall Street. The middle class in Asia is getting
bigger, but the middle class in US is getting smaller.
17 suicide attempts per day among veterans. Student loan debt can not
be forgiven. Firefighters and teachers are being
thrown under the bus. The Tea Party was the first expression
of people power. 50,000 people wrote a wiki that became
the Tea Party platform. Occupy together is primarily an online development that was created
by a separate group of people from the Occupy Wall Street.
Rebuild The Dream/American Dream is helping the Occupy
movement. Rebuild the dream had 100,000 people get together
online to draft a contract for America this past summer.
Then we got 600,000 people to sign up to fight for that
solution. Tech tools are being used to accelerate the
political changes in the US. The promise of the American Dream
is now under the gun. We should have an American Dream 2.0.
See http://www.rebuildthedream.com

end of transcript.
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I was involved with the drafting of the Rebuild The Dream platform and I went to one meeting where the platform wasn't even discussed (we wrote down our ideas in crayon on sheets of paper) and then I never heard from that organizer again. A different Move-On inspired group from that one formed in San Jose and that group also is not on board with the Van Jones' agenda. So I don't know how Van Jones can say that his movement of 600,000 people really amounts to anything.
by JBK
Saturday Nov 5th, 2011 9:27 AM
Action speaks louder than words. It sure does. I doubt MoveOn will be at the forefront of recalling/party expulsion efforts of those big (D)emocrat governors and mayors who ordered unprovoked violence against the Occupation movement....They sure blew the dust off those Daley School Of Law Enforcement manuals on the shelf, didn't they? MoveOn is very skilled at spamming to raise funds from those who sign their petitions... I signed a couple and a few minutes later after each they were there digitally stinkin' up my email box...

People will do what they do individually. As for myself MoveOn does not speak for me or my interests. The President likes anti Occupation campaign money. It's self evident his interest in occupation activity is "trust me again" sheeple recruitment, political pocketpicking and partying with his good buddy money guys on Wall St, etc., etc...He is a well greased disappointment...At least I know the Republicans certainly want me gone sooner than later...

In any case, people don't have to wait for any particular special day to switch their bank accounts. 650K more have done so already thank you very much!

I like marching with people who don't think Democrats or anyone else should be ordering occupier arrests and beatings. Maybe somebody like that wants to know me. That would be nice. I hope so....:)!