November 10, 2011
Occupation Around the Nation
OWS Occupiers have started a two week pilgrimage from Liberty Plaza in New York City to Washington DC. They plan to arrive in DC in time for the Super Committe deadline to reduce the federal deficit. Along the way, anyone can join in this soon-to-be-historic walk. And they are hoping that more folks in rural communities will get involved. This is the geographic enactment of the corporate buyout of the federal government - a walk that connects Wall Street and Washington DC. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren doesn't back down. Is it fair to link Elizabeth Warren with Occupy Wall Street? She says it's fair to say that she's been protesting Wall Street for years and years. She is not running and hiding from Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS group television ads. Bravo! An incomplete list of recent and upcoming evictions include Occupy Portland, Occupy Detroit, Occupy St. Louis, and Occupy Norfolk. The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) polled local governments to monitor their sentiments vis-a-vis the Occupy Movement. Out of 4,100 local governments, 376 responded. The resulting report shows a range of reactions on a range of subjects. One chart shows how concerned local government managers are regarding health, safety, and property issues. Media portrayals to the contrary, most are not concerned. I still don't see any official numbers out concerning bank transfers that occurred on Bank Transfer Day. But here is some anecdotal evidence of the response.