My friends and I join the Occupy movement
Yesterday, two friends and I, along with thousands around the world, joined hundreds of folks of all ages in downtown Eugene, OR to chant, drum, display hand-lettered signs, and march 3 miles in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. At the end of the march organizers announced that the Eugene occupation would begin immediately where we were standing — in the downtown city park blocks. One of my friends said she was considering spending a night there soon, and we’re all going to return to hang out in the coming days. We hope you marched, too. If you didn’t, we hope you’ll check out your town or city’s occupation, if any, or at least learn more about the philosophy behind the movement by googling “Occupy Wall Street.”
Best signs in Eugene (that I can remember): “March Like An Egyptian,” “I Was Told There Would be Cake,” “Sharing = Justice/Justice = Peace,” and “Capitalism isn’t as bad as they said it would be. It’s worse.” Signs we carried: “Occupy Everything, including your mind and heart,” “The System [crossed out]/Real Change/we make ourselves,” and “Capitalism:/ imperial wars, unemployment, bail-outs, oil spills, poverty/How’s it workin’ for ya?”
Here are a few pictures and more signs:
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