The Occupy Wall Street protest has been going strong in NYC for over 30 days. During that time, thousands of sister demonstrations have sprung up all over the world, with over a hundred in cities big and small in the U.S. alone.
People are starting to realize that while they might not consider themselves activists or protesters, they are part of the 99 percent of the population that’s been ignored and exploited by corporations and the politicians they pay for.
If you care about sustainable agriculture, healthy food, clean air and water, stopping the Keystone XL oil pipeline, closing tax loopholes for billionaires, eliminating oil and gas subsidies, and ensuring affordable healthcare for all Americans, THIS IS YOUR OCCUPATION TOO.
It’s now or never for the 99 percent. The disparity between the upper and middle classes is growing larger everyday. Pretty soon, there will only be a few very rich people, and millions of very poor people. Organizing and participating in an Occupy Wall Street event seems very civil compared to the potential chaos that could occur if these inequalities are allowed to continue.
If you want to organize an Occupy Wall Street demonstration in your community, but are nervous about how to facilitate a General Assembly, help is here.
Below is a training video on how to run a general assembly in your own community as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Topics include hand signs, roles etc. This training session was held at Washington Square Park in New York City on October 8, 2011. (Total run time: 40 minutes).
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