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Photos From Occupy Houston—Learn About The Occupy Movement For Yourself

Below are five photos from Occupy Houston that I took a few hours ago.

The Occupy Houston has been going on for a week so far.  

1. New participants are always welcome.

2. Each day there is an agenda.

3. If you come to visit or to stay overnight–There will be some healthy food for you to eat.

4. The Occupied Wall Street Journal from the New York Occupy Wall Street effort relates the news from where this movement began.

5. This fine young citizen made his own sign, and then worked to convey his message.

Here is the Occupy Houston web site.

There is also an Occupy Houston Facebook page. There are Occupy Facebook page for many Occupy efforts across the nation. Search Facebook for a movement near you.

Here is a post I’ve made with a link to Occupy Galveston and to other Occupy efforts in Texas. 

Here is a list of Occupy movements in our great nation.

Here is the Occupy Wall Street web site.

The Occupy Wall Street effort is a chance for a real national movement that is free of big money and that brings many of our fellow Americans into political activity for the first time.

I ask my fellow citizens to take the time to consider the Occupy movement, and to consider if this is something that is relevant to your life.

Occupy Wall Street is about the 99% of us who can’t afford a lobbyist, and who simply want hard work and playing by the rules to lead to a decent life.

October 14, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

6 Comments »

  1. I’m reminded of Adam Smith:

    “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.”

    It works the same for the barista and the banana farmer.

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | October 14, 2011

  2. Like the photos – brings the Occupy Houston site to life for those of us who can’t be there.

    Comment by Newton | October 14, 2011

  3. Well said Matt. I was just about to say, ” Down with all corporations…except Del Monte and Starbucks…their OK.” I struggle to see what the point is to all of this. I have read posts and interviews and outside of some sad stories, I don’t know what the movement is trying to accomplish overall.

    Comment by Mike | October 14, 2011

  4. Sweet!

    Comment by citizenx | October 15, 2011

  5. Newton & Citizen X–Thank you.

    Matt & Mike–Thanks for both your comments.

    I’m not aware that anybody is talking about doing away with corporations or not using products that corporations make. This movement has just started. It is about—at this early point—putting something other than cuts and austerity on the table for debate. It is about tax increases for those most able to pay. It is about corporate control of the economy. Getting these ideas into the mainstream debate with the same success that the Tea Party has had is going to take some time and a lot of effort. Before specific policies can be discussed and enacted, people must see that the ideas behind those polices are part of the range of possible options.

    Occupy Wall Street and related efforts across the nation have done just fine so far in changing the terms of the debate and getting people involved. We’ll see where it all ends up.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | October 15, 2011

  6. […] at Texas Liberal offered some pictures of Occupy Houston. Neil has visted the good folks at Occupy Houston a few times now and has donated some supplies and […]

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