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Pictures From November 2nd Occupy Houston March In Downtown Houston

I took part in an Occupy Houston march this afternoon in Downtown Houston. A purpose of the march was to offer support for Iraq veteran and Occupy protestor Scott Olsen. Mr. Olsen was seriously wounded by police in Oakland at an Occupy Oakland demonstration. This peaceful march in Downtown Houston during the lunch hour also had the salutary effect of showing the flag for Occupy Houston and Occupy Wall Street, as we continue to turn the tide in the national public debate.

Below are pictures I took of this march.

Here we have people demonstrating at a Chase Bank facility Downtown. While Occupy protesters are being arrested in some places in our great nation, the financial interests that had so much to do with our current recession run free.

Below are Occupy Houston demonstrators appropriately in the shadow of —and enjoying the protections afforded by— the Flag of Texas and the Flag of the United States of America. Fair play and First Amendment protections for all are the embodiment of the best aspirations of Texans and of the American people.

Below is an Occupy Houston marcher in the shadow of one of the former Enron towers. The former Enron tower is that big blue glass building. The sign says that Houston police officers and Harris County sheriff’s deputies are part of the 99% of working people. I know I have no gripe with the majority of law enforcement officers. I figure they are everyday people with a tough job.

And finally we have two freedom loving Americans who took part in Occupy Houston today.

Here is the Occupy Houston website.

Here is the Occupy Wall Street website.

We are the 99% and we all have the ability to work hard and to take responsibility for our futures. Don’t let big money buy our politicians and erode our democracy and our freedoms. Don’t be a bystander while others determine your fate.

November 3, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. “Big banks don’t care about you.”

    I couldn’t agree more, though I don’t see the relevance. My wife cares about me a lot; she couldn’t give me a mortgage. I care about my daughter, but I couldn’t make her a pair of shoes.

    The idea that economic structures should be built around “care” is bizarre.

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | November 3, 2011

  2. But they run ads saying they care.

    The point being made is clear enough in this context. The banks can’t be trusted to deal in a ethical fashion with customers. Making a profit is fair. What we’ve seen in our nation in recent years from the banks is not fair.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | November 7, 2011


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