Friday, October 7, 2011

Occupy Our Needles - Lansing

Wouldn't it be lovely to have knitters present and knitting at the Capitol on Oct. 15?  Unfortunately, I will be out of town on that day.  I won't be able to attend, but Woven Art is committed to collecting and sending hand knit or crocheted hats, scarves and mittens as a show of support and gratitude for the Occupy Wall street protesters.

Here is some information about what is happening locally:

-A Rally and General Assembly is scheduled to take place on October 15th at 10am on the Capitol Steps. This event is in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City. A occupation may take place by individuals who choose to do so.

This is a peaceful movement. Like Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Michigan is a  leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that we Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We plan to use the revolutionary tactic of mass occupation to restore democracy in America. We also encourage the use of nonviolence to achieve our ends and maximize the safety of all participants.

We are a grassroots, leaderless movement. This is not a hiearchy. This is a horizontal movement. Everyone is equal. Everyone is a leader. We are the 99%.

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