Occupy America: 148 Cities in US Plan Occupy Actions in 46 States and DC

by on October 4, 2011 · 3 comments

in American Empire, Civil Disobedience, Civil Rights, Economy, Organizing, World News

The Occupy Wall Street solidarity actions are indeed spreading across America.

As of today (Oct 4th) there are currently Occupy actions being planned – or are in process – in 148 cities across the U.S. Yes, that’s right, 148.  Twenty-one are being planned in California alone.  That’s 5 more than there was two days ago.

That’s actions in 46 states plus DC!

And there is a website specifically detailing the actions: Occupy Together .

Internationally, there are 13 Occupy actions being planned throughout Europe, another 8 in Canada, 1 in Tijuana (yea!0, 5 in Australia and one in Asia (Tokyo).

Here’s a list of Occupy actions just in California: Arcata,  Berkeley,  Chico,  Coachella Valley,  Fresno,  Humboldt (HSU), Long Beach, Los Angeles,  Merced,  Modesto, Napa, Riverside, Sacramento,  San Diego,  San Francisco,  San Jose, Santa Ana,  Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, and Ventura. Wow!

Occupy San Diego: OccupySD.org, #OccupySD, Twitter, Facebook

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doug porter October 4, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Now that the movement has legs, the “concern” peeps are coming out of the woodwork. Please folks, DO NOT LET THEM DISTRACT YOU. Consider this quote from the Nation Magazine:
“it’s Occupy Wall Streets’ raw anger and simple resistance to being beat down (sentiments well suited for the human mic) that have captured the public’s imagination, not the elaborate policy proposals of other efforts. As days go by and as the press attention heats up, the occupiers will be under increasing pressure to speed things up: to issue a list of demands, appoint spokespeople, nominate leaders, enumerate an agenda. I’m not sure they should go there—they did manage, over two weeks, to arrive at a consensus for a first statement, which if you think about it is a mind-boggling achievement—but if they do decide on demands, it will be at a plodding pace over the human mic. That’s a good thing; the longer Occupy Wall Street can stay relatively indeterminate, the longer it has to capture the symbolic power of resistance itself.

The rest we can figure out; the protesters plan to be there through the winter, so we have plenty of time. Think of it as slow growth activism, one that poses a provocative counter-model to Wall Street’s regime of instant profits. After all, it was in the offices and exchanges surrounding Occupy Wall Street that the financiers sliced and diced assets with mind-numbing speed. Enabled by vast and unregulated databases of information, the genius of quants and fancy algorithms and the whirl of flash trades, they ruled the economy on the principles of simultaneity and speed.

That did not work out so well.”


Frank Gormlie October 4, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Doug, you are so articulate and on point, it’s scary.


Frank Gormlie October 4, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Hey, here’s a radio interview with an Occupy San Diego spokesperson on KPBS


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