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Occupy's 1st Anniversary Was a Party with Politics in San Francisco, Part II
by Peter M
Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:40 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.
§Fighter
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:40 AM
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§Solidarity colors
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:40 AM
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§Holding a banner
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:40 AM
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§Hells Fargo
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:40 AM
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§Peace Pooch
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:40 AM
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§Tuba in the Orchestra
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:40 AM
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§Goethe
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:40 AM
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§Orchestra on the March
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:40 AM
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§The size of the march
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:40 AM
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§Signs and flags
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:40 AM
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§Banner
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:40 AM
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§Occupy
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:40 AM
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§Police keep Wells Fargo Happy
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:40 AM
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§Gathering around to tear up debt
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:40 AM
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§Tearing up debt
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:40 AM
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§Firemen
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:40 AM
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These firemen were waiting in case the debt papers were set alight. It would have been a cue for the police to intervene as well. They seemed ashamed to have their picture taken.
§Food for all was served
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:40 AM
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§It's about the 99%
by Peter M Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 12:40 AM
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Let's not forget . . .