Occupy Worcester, second general assembly

posted by Mike on October 10th, 2011

There was another general assembly meeting of Occupy Worcester on the Common today. No, nobody’s “occupying” anything yet. There was a lot of discussion of occupation but no consensus. I counted 96 people.

Eventually attention shifted to Saturday’s “International Day of Action in Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street” event. People will meet at Clark at 2pm, march downtown around 3pm, and begin another general assembly on the Common at 4pm. At sundown, there will be a candlelight vigil. The message will be “Solidarity.” Not many more details than that were decided.

People at the assembly were also talking about helping the Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Task Force prevent a foreclosure on Tuesday, and joining a local Bank of America protest Wednesday.

Directly after the assembly a number of folks rushed off to join Occupy Boston in their attempt to hold onto a second camp despite warnings from police. Various responses to the Boston situation were floated during the assembly, but there was no consensus, probably because the situation was developing.

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For what it’s worth, here’s video of the first hour of the assembly. IIRC the whole thing was about 2 hours long.

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  1. On October 11, 2011 at 07:19 Sandra D. said:

    How can one not understand it? A political-economic class with incredible power to transform a diverse society into, well, slaves. A government that espouses equality, yet consistently turns its back on its citizens, preferring to pander to Wall St.

    The people affected by the recession did not cause it, it was Wall St. and its insatiable greed. It was the political class. The monied class. A health system rife with greed. An educational system also rife with greed. Unions rife with greed.

    Because of them, people have lost jobs. Lost health insurance. Forced into bankruptcy and education loan default and become near destitute. By little or no fault of their own. What’s not to understand?

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