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Occupy's 1st Anniversary Was a Party with Politics in San Francisco

by Peter M (streetdemos [at] comcast.net)
A large number of peaceful but rowdy protesters came out on September 17 in San Francisco to mark the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. The street party ended with the symbolic tearing-up of debt papers in front of corporate Wells Fargo offices downtown. At its height, around 5:30, the march filled two city blocks with banners, signs and the Brass Liberation Orchestra. Smaller actions, which fed into the final march, took place earlier in the afternoon.
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The idea of a debt strike, symbolized by the trash can protesters filled with "debt papers" Monday, is one of the trends coming out of Occupy Wall Street that may have a far-reaching effect, according to observers. Fighting foreclosure is another, as are environmental issues, brought to the forefront in the Bay Area recently by an explosion at the Chevron plant in Richmond that blackened the skies of the East Bay. Mainstream television, radio and newspapers were out in full force Monday, affecting surprise Occupy is still alive. However, more large actions are less likely than community-oriented organizing for the time being.
§Keeping up
by Peter M
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§Demonstrator and Cops
by Peter M
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§We are the 99%
by Peter M
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§A message
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A bold chalk-writer challenges police with an epithet
§Street painting
by Peter M
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§Newsman lectures senior
by Peter M
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He's trying to get her out of his background
§The Sound Truck
by Peter M
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§Environmental Demo at PG&E
by Peter M
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§In front of PG&E
by Peter M
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Including Occupy K-9 Patrol
§Bringing up the rear
by Peter M
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§Sign
by Peter M
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§Handing passers-by a leaflet
by Peter M
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§Passing the Stock Exchange
by Peter M
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§A little music
by Peter M
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§Layers of signs
by Peter M
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