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:

   

About (They Got the Guns, but) We Got the Numbers

I'm an artist and student of history, living in Eugene, OR. On the upside of 70 and retired from a jack-of-all-trades "career," I walk, do yoga, and hang out with my teenage grandkids. I believe we can make this world better for them and the young and innocent everywhere, if we connect with each other and create peaceful, cooperative communities as independent of big corporations and corporate-dominated governments as possible.

Posted on October 16, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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