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Occupy Des Moines Occupies Obama 2012 HQ

Occupy Des Moines patriots have set up shop at the Iowa headquarters of the Obama 2012 campaign.

From the Des Moines Register

“Following two Saturday protests, Occupy Des Moines demonstrators have decided to establish an around-the-clock occupation outside of President Barack Obama’s Des Moines campaign office. The demonstrators teamed with Veterans for Peace and Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement for a pair of demonstrations on Saturday morning and afternoon. Demonstrators decided to establish an occupation after arriving at the Obama campaign office at 621 E. Second St. for an 11:30 a.m. protest to find the doors locked and the office closed, said Frank Cordaro, a member of the Catholic Worker movement.”

As the life of Vaclav Havel illustrated–Words and ideas matter.

As Mr. Obama rakes in the corporate cash and extends the internal surveillance state, he should be questioned and challenged. The fact that legitimate differences do exist between the two major parties does not mean that you let up on anybody.

Here is Occupy Des Moines.

Here is Occupy Wall Street.

And don’t forget the G8 and NATO summits in May of 2012 in Chicago. These are events that very much need the presence of Occupy and other such patriots.

December 22, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Some Occupy Wall Street Links—General Strike Called In Oakland

University of Oregon professor Gordon Lafer writes in The Nation how Occupy Wall Street is not looking to Washington for solutions. Our p[olitcal system is so corrupt with money that people are begining to see that they will have to take personal responsibility for addressing the problems.

(Above—An Occupy supporter in Egypt.)

Occupy Oakland is preparing for a November 2 general strike in Oakland to respond to police violence against Occupy demonstrators in that city. Oakland is where Marine veteran Scott Olsen was attacked and seriously wounded by police.

In Des Moines last week, Occupy Iowa protestors marched to the Obama Iowa headquarters to protest the President’s policies on the economy and immigration. Anybody who thinks that Occupy is a recruiting station for the Obama 2012 campaign is going to be disappointed.

Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich writes that public opinion is shifting towards the views of Occupy Wall Street on issues such as distribution of wealth and additional taxes for the most wealthy.

England’s The Guardian newspaper has been giving extensive coverage to Occupy efforts across the globe.

Here is the Occupy Wall Street website.

Please take the time to learn about and consider the Occupy movement.

November 1, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment