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Friday, October 14, 2011

Occupy Wall St. Protest Saturday

Arcata, Calif., — In solidarity with the nationwide movement, Occupy Humboldt is planning a day of action for Occupy The Banks on Oct. 15.

The initial idea behind Occupy The Banks is to get the 99 Percent to withdraw their money from large, corporate banking institutions, such as Bank of America which has plans to introduce a new $5 monthly debit card fee. Instead, individuals are encouraged to bank with local institutions and credit unions.

Since corporations are recognized as people by our government, and their money is protected as political speech, the people are raising their “voices” and acting with their money.

"We all have different views, but we all realize that something needs to change with our current banking system," says Justin Gallant, occupier and HSU student.

Occupy Humboldt does not officially endorse any course of action, but encourages people to use the day to examine how they save and invest their money and the greater implications of those decisions. The hope is that people can act together to create positive alternatives and real economic justice.

The group will meet at 7th and H Streets in Arcata at 11:30 a.m. to create opportunities for reflection and action. Everyone is invited to participate. The regular 7 p.m. General Assembly, open to all, will follow.

While similar actions have also been publicized for Oct. 31, Nov. 3 and Nov. 5, among others, Occupy Humboldt will help celebrate Oct. 15 and each day of Occupy The Banks, as well.

Stay tuned...
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Peace & Solidarity

Occupy Humboldt


In Eureka protesters plan to meet at the F Street Waterfront boardwalk at 1 pm Saturday and will march to the Humboldt County Court House. 

3 comments:

  1. About half of Americans have a favorable opinion of the Occupy Wall Street protests.

    In the most recent Time magazine poll released yesterday, 54% of respondents rated the Wall Street protests positively, with 25% saying they had a "very favorable" opinion of them. In contrast, only 27% of respondents viewed the Tea Party favorably. 33% percent of respondents expressed an unfavorable opinion — including 24% who said they had a "very unfavorable" opinion of the Tea Party.

    Though the Occupy movement is only one month old, the early polling suggests it is striking a chord with average Americans.

    Another poll question that was asked:

    "Do you feel things in this country are generally going in the right direction or have things seriously gotten off the on the wrong track?

    RIGHT DIRECTION: 14%
    WRONG TRACK: 81%
    NO ANSWER/DON’T KNOW: 5%

    File this wherever you like.

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  2. Um, aren't banks generally closed on Saturdays?

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  3. Bob, Wells Fargo locked their doors when the protesters showed up.

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