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Occupy's 1st Anniversary Was a Party with Politics in San Francisco
by Peter M (streetdemos [at] comcast.net)
Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:19 AM
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 Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:19 AM
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§Demonstrator and Cops
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:19 AM
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§We are the 99%
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:19 AM
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§Holding up a banner on Market Street
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:19 AM
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§A message
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:19 AM
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A bold chalk-writer challenges police with an epithet
§Street painting
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:19 AM
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§Newsman lectures senior
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:19 AM
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He's trying to get her out of his background
§The Sound Truck
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:19 AM
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§Environmental Demo at PG&E
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:19 AM
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§In front of PG&E
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:19 AM
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Including Occupy K-9 Patrol
§Bringing up the rear
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:19 AM
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§Sign
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:19 AM
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§Handing passers-by a leaflet
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:19 AM
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§Passing the Stock Exchange
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:19 AM
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§At the base of the B of A building
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:19 AM
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§A little music
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:19 AM
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§Layers of signs
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:19 AM
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RowdyJack London IISaturday Sep 29th, 2012 12:15 AM
YOU CALL THIS PROTEST "ROWDY"? YOU FUCKING RECKLESS JOURNALIST!!!!!!Insurrectionist -A-Friday Sep 28th, 2012 12:10 PM