Ann Arbor — October 4, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Occupy Wall Street events around Michigan


By now you’ve surely heard about the Occupy Wall Street protest rally happening in New York City. The rally cry of “The Other 99%” is resonating across the country as these protesters, many coming in from far away, protest the Wall Street firms and individuals that ran our country into an economic black hole and came out shiny clean and with fat bonuses in their paychecks. Meanwhile, after bailing their corrupt and sorry asses out of the mess they created, the taxpayers of America struggle to keep their nose above the proverbial water line. Sometimes they go under.

Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants.

The official declaration of “The Occupation of New York City” can be read HERE. If you’d like to help but cannot attend, visit the NYC General Assembly website which is the official website of the Occupation.

There are over 200 “Occupy Together” events planned around the country. (The official website is intermittently down due to excessive traffic.)

In Michigan, there are six currently planned. General information can be found at the Occupy Michigan Facebook page and the Occupy Southeast Michigan Facebook page.

Other events are planned in Detroit (October 21st), Flint (October 14th), Grand Rapids (date TBA, probably October 15th), Lansing (October 15th), Monroe (October 5th), and Ann Arbor (October 6th).

I will be attending the Ann Arbor event on Thursday. It will be held on the Diag on the campus of the University of Michigan and it starts at 6 p.m. Here’s the flyer for the event:

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To keep apprised of other Michigan events visit the Occupy Michigan Facebook page or Chris Bowers’ Daily Kos post which will be continuously updated. You can also follow the #occupywallstreet hashtag on Twitter.