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Forum Post: First meeting for Occupy Texas this Friday

Posted 2 years ago on Sept. 21, 2011, 4:12 p.m. EST by ianmko (1) from Houston, TX
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Howdy!

For those of you in Texas who want to get involved, we are meeting up at Epoch Coffee (221 West North Loop Blvd, Austin) on Friday, Sept 23 at 9:45am to plan the Texas contingent for the Occupy Wall Street. Bring your ideas!

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[-] 2 points by karenpoore (902) 2 years ago

Hi, I am so overwhelmed with all these websites, etc.. I like october2011.org whose is organizing a protest for 10/6 in Washington D.C., but to register at this website it states in small print that it would give them access to all your facebook friends and I did not like that

[-] 1 points by Arji5139 (1) 2 years ago

What is happening with this movement now. I only just found out about it.?

[-] 1 points by TheObserver (37) 2 years ago

To everyone that attended, thank you! To everyone that couldn't make it, please see our site for upcoming news and information: http://occupytexas.blogspot.com/

[-] 1 points by karenpoore (902) 2 years ago

http://occupywallst.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=tactics&action=display&thread=26

Oh, by the way, I am Karen Kennedy too! New married name!

[-] 1 points by karenpoore (902) 2 years ago

Post from Occupy forum:Improving Our Image, Improving Our Numbers

Posted 1 day ago by NickGulotta

Hey everyone,

I've been out at Zuccotti Park in the rain and cold almost everyday since Saturday. We're doing the right thing. People all over New York and across the country have heard about #OccupyWallStreet. Unfortunately, our numbers are dwindling. We need the support of the general public.

Many of the same people from New York's direct action community who have stood against the war, for social justice, for economic justice, labor, etc. are not joining us. I think we have to ask our selves why.

The media is portraying us uneducated hippies who really don't know why we're protesting. Our image has to change. Bellow are a few thoughts on how we can better represent ourselves.

V for Vendtta was a great film but covering your face has a universal knee-jerk response of "I can't identify with him/her, um...that's just weird." we need to represent ourselves in a way that the average New Yorker will identify with.

Going topless, what type of media coverage will that give us?

If Zuccotti Park smells like pot all day, that's going to find its way into every news story. Will we be taken seriously by an already unsympathetic media? Passersby aren't going to join us if annihilate them.

When we watch footage from the Arab Spring, the Poor People's Campaign, and strategic nonviolent movements throughout history, people dressed and conducted themselves in a manner that the world could sympathized with.

We are the ones who have the vision, have the energy, and have courage to fight for change in the midst of a failing economy, a broken healthcare system, a crippled judicial system and endless wars. We must be seen as the voice of rationality.

I'm hoping this will lead to further discussion and eliciting dialogue. What do you think?

[-] 1 points by karenpoore (902) 2 years ago

This 63 year old lady will be there... Look up October 15th Global protest or I will bring information. Karen

[-] 1 points by TheObserver (37) 2 years ago

Thanks for coming, see you tomorrow!

[-] 1 points by lollardy (9) from Nashville, TN 2 years ago

This is so awesome to hear. Solidarity from Tiny Texas (Tennessee)

[-] 2 points by TheObserver (37) 2 years ago

I LOVE Tennessee, one of my favorite states XD

[-] 1 points by Casuallyin (3) 2 years ago

I may not be there for the planning but I will help get the word out and look foreword to gathering at the Capitol...

[-] 1 points by TheObserver (37) 2 years ago

I hope to gather at the Capitol soon/sometime. Unlike Liberty Park there is grass on the lawn, grass is softer than cement :)

[-] 1 points by Alexandra632 (5) from Austin, TX 2 years ago

Me too!

[-] 1 points by TheObserver (37) 2 years ago

I will be there :)