Occupy Phoenix on October 15

Posted: October 6, 2011 in Anarchists & Communists

‘Occupy Wall
Street’ protest headed to Phoenix

by Sandra Haros/KTAR and Associated Press (October 5th, 2011
@ 8:37pm)

 

Unions and other
organizations are swelling the ranks of the Occupy Wall Street protests.

The idea of
protesting “the greed that led to the collapse of the economy” is
spreading like wildfire. The Occupy Wall Street demonstration is moving to
cities like Boston, Los Angeles and Phoenix.

 

In a statement
sent to KTAR, Tyler Olsen with Occupy Phoenix said “Occupy Phoenix is
standing in solidarity with those who have been protesting in NYC since
September 17th. Since the 2008 financial crisis, everybody from Ron Paul to
Ralph Nadar [sic], to more mainstream politicians, have been calling for reform
to Wall Street, for the end of the era of “too big to fail,” for
removing the financial and corporate power from our government system.”Because
the politicians in power haven’t done anything to address this grievance,
people are starting to stand up and let their voices be heard. Everybody knows
that money has unduly influenced our political system, and now Americans of all
political orientations (from socialists to libertarians) are standing up, in a
democratic movement, and demanding a change in the status quo that has steadily
increased the stratification and inequality in our society over the past 30
years.”

 

The Occupy
Phoenix event is getting a lot attention on Facebook, Twitter and they have
their own local webpage. Organizers are asking people to flood Cesar Chavez
Plaza on October 15th.

 

One local
financial expert said he is thinking of becoming a part of the protest.

“I might
join them,” said licensed stockbroker and financial analyst, Darren
Wright, with Wright Wealth Management.

 

“In all
seriousness, I’m a little upset at what happened at a high level as well.
There’s a lot of people making a lot of money and doing a lot of bad things.
The focus should be on that and cleaning up the system to make sure those
things don’t happen again,” Wright said.

 

The protests
began two-and-a-half weeks ago with a few dozen demonstrators who tried to
pitch tents in front of the New York Stock Exchange. Since then, hundreds have
set up camp in a park nearby and have become increasingly organized, lining up
medical aid and legal help and printing their own newspaper.

 

However, it seems
they lack a clear objective, though they speak against corporate greed, social
inequality, global climate change and other concerns. The numbers are growing,
getting more organized and showing no sign of slowing.

http://www.ktar.com/?nid=6&sid=1459343

 

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Comments
  1. Bignick says:

    This group is made up of unions, socialists, communists, disgruntled students who want stupid things like “affordable broccoli” and I’m sure support from the Obama adminstration and George Soros. Let’s distract everyone with this foolishness so we don’t focus on the miserable job Obama is doing. What about “FAST & FURIOUS” or “SOLYNDRA” or the presidents useless campaign “jobs” bill. Activists, anarchists, communists and a lot of frustration for all the wrong reasons.

    “Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” ~ George Washington

    • Linda says:

      Obama is not doing a miserable job!! That’s all the Republicans are SAYING. But it’s the Republicans who refuse to cooperate with anything-even if it was their idea-how totally ridiculous!!
      The only reason things don’t get done is from Republicans saying NO-no matter what! The government is supposed to be of the people, by the people and FOR THE PEOPLE!! This means all of US not some of US.

      I’m wondering where the “sheep” above gets his news-hmmm Fox?-and, why he even came to this site. Either just has too much time on his hands or just another useless problem CAUSER!!…Linda

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