The Occupy Wall Street movement which originated in the Big Apple has spread to other large US cities. Protestors are using the Internet and social media to create momentum similar to the Arab Spring movements now remaking the Middle East and North Africa. This week some of them even made themselves up as zombies shown above and marched around with arms outstretched moaning for money instead of the traditional fresh brains. That was nice touch! Occupy has even spring up in my comfy little progressive hometown of Austin:
We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters who Occupy Wall Street and occupy around the world. We are dedicated to non-violently reclaiming control of our government from the financial interests that have corrupted them.
One of the local Austin protests goes from 3 PM to 10 PM this Thursday, Oct 6 at Austin City Hall. I don’t know if I can make that or not, it’s a work day for me and I’m trying to recover from a fairly severe injury. But I’d love to hear how it goes and maybe look at some pics of it if anyone happens by. Check about any search engine using Occupy ____ to see if your metro area has one planned too.