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Forum Post: News from Occupy NOLA

Posted 3 years ago on Oct. 6, 2011, 7:31 p.m. EST by justicia (58) from New York, NY
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I'm in New Orleans for the month and went to the Occupy NOLA march today. About 200 people, mostly young, mixed race and very diverse agendas marched from the prison to the Fed building.

There was open mike (bullhorn) and anyone could speak. Stop the corruption and abolish the Fed were the main themes. Best speaker was a Tulane grad with an economics degree who's working as a waiter. He talked about his older co-workers who didn't earn enough to ever retire and lost what little savings they had in their 401-Ks. When a Ron Paul supporter started flacking for him, there crowd drowned her out. So, at this stage the occupation is resisting attempts by the politicos to coopt the movement.

It was exciting and invigorating to be there and see the Great Awakening that's taking place.

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