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It may lack the defiant attitude of Oakland's Port shutdowns, or the symbolism of trying to shut down the New York Stock Exchange, but when an expected cast of thousands of #Occupy supporters march in the Rose Parade on January 2nd (no, that's not a misprint) it will be a sight seen 'round the world. And that will be pretty cool.

From the Occupy The Rose Parade web site:

OTRP's actions will be completely Peaceful, Nonviolent and Respectful of Pasadena's Iconic tradition.  OTRP's "We The People" March starts Monday at 7 am at Singer Park (8 blks due south of Norton Simon). Please bring large signs/banners with core Occupy messages and make sure you arrive ON TIME...

We have been granted permits by Pasadena Police & authorities.

What would the Rose Parade be without giant floats? The #Occupiers will not disappoint in that regard:



There will also be a People's Summit the day before, New Year's Day. What would an #Occupy event be without a livestream?

Occupy Oakland's Citizen journalist Spencer Mills, also known as OakFoSho, will be livestreaming the entire Phase 1 day of outreach (including the "Occupy Economic & Social Justice" summit from 2 to 6 pm).

And what would a parade be without a Grand Marshall, even if unofficial?

Activist Cindy Sheehan will be the 2012 Occupy The Rose Parade's official "NON-Grand Marshall" together with several other very well known activists and Occupy supporters.

The weather report for Pasadena on Monday says a high of 76 degrees Fahreheit and mostly sunny. So even if you're not Christine O'Donnell, you don't have to be afraid of melting if you come out and participate.

AND GET A LOAD OF THIS:

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin residents won't get a respite from recall mania at the Rose Bowl.

Organizers of the drive to oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker from office plan to travel to Pasadena for Monday's big game, which pits Wisconsin against Oregon. They plan to hold a rally before the game and solicit signatures from Wisconsin residents and students attending the game.

Yup. Wisconsin. Meet Occupy. In Pasadena. This Is What Democracy Looks Like.

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Check out the website for all sorts of information on times, places, transportation, parking, maps, signs, and updates.

Originally posted to jpmassar on Fri Dec 30, 2011 at 06:16 PM PST.

Also republished by Occupy Wall Street, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, SFKossacks, Badger State Progressive, and Progressive Hippie.

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