http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuJjk5evvz0 —Friday 6 January 2012, Olympia—evict banks action. For livestream, thank you to Sammy, visit: http://livestre.am/1dApM and http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/19609552
These are also available on the OO website: occupyolympia.org/early-video-from-protest-this-morning-at-the-port-of-olympia
It has been a busy week. I hope to write more about life in the camp, where I have been staying for the last 5 nights. I am cross-posting the following from my other blog, Peace is Possible!:
The following is in response to a letter I received from someone in the local Olympia Occupy Wall Street solidarity encampment/ village:
I went to Sylvester Park for an occupation movement general assembly today. Here are a couple photos from the park.
Rally and protest at Bank of America today, tax-day: among other questions people were asking why Bank of America, despite raking in massive profits, does not pay taxes!
Egypt, Wisconsin, Washington! Enough is enough! No more business as usual! Government institutions—public institutions—need to serve the public interest, not private and special interests! Common interests, like jobs for all and a healthy environment with stable ecosystems, go first. Special interests, like private profit, last! Toward a popular uprising of resistance to unjust and immoral policies! Nonviolent democratic revolution!
This rally was to demonstrate solidarity with union workers in Wisconsin, many of whom are currently defending against an aggressive assault by special interests to destroy the right to collective contract bargaining. Many people believe there is an effort by private companies to bankrupt the public sector, in order to take-over public insititutions.
Another rally at WA State Gov't HQ in Olympia is planned for next week: Thursday 17 March, Noon, on the steps of the Legislative Building. For more information about that from fuse, here.
Tonight: Washington Public Campaigns and the Olympia chapter of Move to Amend sponsor a film showing followed by an open discussion of the Citizens United v. FEC decision. It's at Traditions Cafe, and it starts at 7pm. More information below the fold.
The Story of Stuff Project has a new video about the decision to allow corporations to make direct contributions to political campaigns.
Here it is: