The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread to Springfield MA and it is building momentum. This past Monday, October 17th, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm - several dozen people converged on Court Square in downtown Springfield. With signs such as "We are the 99%" "64 Million in Poverty," "Hey Bank of America: Suck my Debt," and "No More Displacement," among others - students, toddlers, nurses, mothers and fathers, teachers, and community activists joined together to proclaim:
WE'VE HAD ENOUGH! NO MORE CORPORATE GREED! WE ARE TAKING OUR COUNTRY and OUR DEMOCRACY BACK!
Please join us this Monday to grow the Occupy Springfield movement! Tell your friends, your relatives, your co-workers, your classmates! Bring your bodies, your signs, your outrage and your love!
Monday, October 24th * 3 PM - 6 PM * Court Square
We will gather for both a rally and a general assembly. General assemblies are the decision-making bodies of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Based on a model of non-hierarchy, consensus, and mutual respect, the general assemblies have become a source of strength and empowerment for our burgeoning movement. To learn more about the Occupy Wall Street movement in general, check out www.occupywallst.org. To find out the latest about Occupy Springfield, check out our facebook group: http://www.facebook.
Resource Developer, Out Now!
P.S. Just to be clear: I in no way speak on behalf of the Occupy Springfield participants. It just so happened that Holly (also of Out Now!) and I decided to circulate a contact list this past Monday. Hopefully at this week's General Assembly, we can develop a real outreach committee tasked with mobilizing for the next event. In the meantime, however, a disorganized handful of folks have been doing what must be done to get the word out - using emails, fliers, personal outreach, facebook, etc.