Thursday, November 24, 2011

Morning Updates

Occupy Turkeys plan to disrupt the traditional Black Friday shoppers:
In Seattle, protesters are carpooling to Wal-Mart stores to protest with other Occupy groups from around Washington state. Washington, D.C., is offering a "really, really free market," where people can donate items they don't want so others can go gift shopping for free. Others plan to hit the mall, but not for shopping. The 75-person encampment in Boise, Idaho, will send "consumer zombies" to wander around in silent protest of what they view as unnecessary spending. In Chicago, protesters will serenade shoppers with revamped Christmas carols about buying local. The Des Moines, Iowa, group plans flash mobs at three malls in an attempt to get people to think more about what they're buying.
I suggest that the Occupiers lie down in front of WalMart's entrance and tell the shoppers they'll come in only over their dead bodies. You thought pepper spray was rough, you've never faced consumers on Black Friday. A bunch of really old artists are planning an Occupy album:
Occupy Wall Street has a benefit album planned with Jackson Browne, Third Eye Blind, Crosby & Nash, Devo, Lucinda Williams and even some of those drummers who kept an incessant beat at Manhattan's Zuccotti Park.
And if that's not enough:
Activist filmmaker Michael Moore is also planning to sing.
Worth the price of the album all by himself. Meanwhile, more of the Obamavilles are facing eviction. LA:
Protester Jim Lafferty said city representatives told them that they plan to announce the eviction date to the public soon. He said officials promised to give demonstrators at least 72 hours notice before the eviction. Lafferty, director of the National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles, relayed the news to the rest of the camp on the south steps of City Hall. He said he walked out of the meeting in anger after the announcement and told city officials they "have not been operating with good faith."
Toronto already got the heave-ho:
Interviewed by CBC News on Wednesday morning, Misha Saunders said he and fellow Occupy protesters were weighing whether to move their encampment to another public space downtown. He said the presence of a protesters' "village" is essential to the Occupy movement. "It's been a hub of activity for people who have a deep-rooted feeling that something must change," he said. "That conversation is going to go to the living rooms, the coffee shops and the subways about how we will move forward in a meaningful way.”

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