Thursday, October 27, 2011

Well hit me in the face with a humble pie, yummy.  I guess I needed to get put down a peg or two.  Eight people in line to talk to Micheal Moore and seven get their turn, who turns out to be number eight?  Little ole me.  It's all good.  I had a good day at Liberty Plaza today.  finished a scarf and started leg warmers.  Hope the rain isn't too bad tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

long hard day today doing OWS business, very tired, need to blog tomorrow

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

#ows, occupy wall street

Near the end of day 12 I encountered my first police officer harrasment.  I was standing, by myself, near the big red cube sculpture waiting for a working group I joined on Sunday.  Many had held meetings in this area because it was a quiet space and the noise in the park sometimes made it hard to hear others in your group.  He approached me and said I couldn't be there.  I tried to ask him a question about possibly staying there long enough to redirect people to another meeting spot and he just kept interupting me saying I needed to leave.  The situation kept changing as people arrived for our meeting and at one point he said stay.  Within 10 minutes of our group finally getting together, about 8 officers and 3 white shirts showed up.  At this point I just walked away, confrontation tends to make me nauseous so I fled leaving the others to deal with them.  I wish I had the guts (literally) to stay and defend the rights of the people to assemble but there was a lawyer there so I think it was handled. 

I believe that this is just another example of how "they" are trying to discourage the movement.  For the last 2 nights in a row, a construction crew has been using a jack hammer during our GA.  It feels like it is very calculated.  We have to stay strong and stand tall in these times until EVERYONE wakes up.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Finished day 10 at Occupy Wall Street and I am tired and somewhat frustrated. Lots of college age people there yesterday and today, some serious about the cause and some there to party. I know I don't live in a perfect world but I wish it was better some days. Some days you just have to walk away and start fresh tomorrow