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Occupy North Dakota PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chet   
Friday, 07 October 2011 12:03

Occupy North DakotaHere are the "Occupy North Dakota" events I've heard about so far:

Bismarck:

Occupy Bismarck-Mandan is meeting Saturday October 8th 2pm, Capitol Grounds - Myron Atkinson Park

Fargo:

Occupy Fargo-Moorhead -- Sunday @ 3pm as well - that will take place @ the Station House coop. 916 main ave, the building that houses Red Raven Espresso Parlor at 11am.  (The time doesn't seem clear on this announcement. I just cut and pasted it from their Facebook page.)

Grand Forks:

Occupy Grand Forks - EGF is having their organizational meeting Oct. 8th at 2pm in University Park.  (NOTE: I've also seen a poster suggesting the GF meeting is at 3pm. Not sure which it is.)

I can't attend any of the above but wish you well if you can make it.  

Writer Naomi Klein wrote a piece for The Nation entitled "Occupy Wall Street: The Most Important Thing in the World Now."  Here's a snippet:

I was honored to be invited to speak at Occupy Wall Street on Thursday night. Since amplification is (disgracefully) banned, and everything I said had to be repeated by hundreds of people so others could hear (a.k.a. “the human microphone”), what I actually said at Liberty Plaza had to be very short. With that in mind, here is the longer, uncut version of the speech.

I love you.

And I didn’t just say that so that hundreds of you would shout “I love you” back, though that is obviously a bonus feature of the human microphone. Say unto others what you would have them say unto you, only way louder.

Yesterday, one of the speakers at the labor rally said: “We found each other.” That sentiment captures the beauty of what is being created here. A wide-open space (as well as an idea so big it can’t be contained by any space) for all the people who want a better world to find each other. We are so grateful.

If there is one thing I know, it is that the 1 percent loves a crisis. When people are panicked and desperate and no one seems to know what to do, that is the ideal time to push through their wish list of pro-corporate policies: privatizing education and social security, slashing public services, getting rid of the last constraints on corporate power. Amidst the economic crisis, this is happening the world over.

NaomiKlein.org

Click on the link above to read the whole thing.  It's pretty good.


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LoriAnn said:

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I wish I could participate... somehow !
 
October 25, 2011
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