Occupy Together now lists
over 125 ongoing, planned or potential Occupy events in the United States. Here is a small sampling:
Sunday was the tenth day that an offshoot of the New York protest called Occupy Wall Street was camped out in downtown Chicago.
It's called Occupy Chicago and its members have staked out territory outside the Federal Reserve Bank and the Board of Trade. They're rotating in shifts because they're not allowed to sleep on the sidewalk.
About 150 people gathered Sunday night to begin planning Occupy Baltimore, an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations that started in New York two weeks ago and have now spread to other cities.
- Philadelphia (the "last night" in the article refers to Thursday):
Close to 400 people turned up at the United Methodist Church at Broad and Arch streets last night for the first meeting of Occupy Philly—a planned demonstration/camp-in and show of solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protests in Lower Manhattan over the past two weeks that’s been garnering increasing media attention and spawning similar groups in dozens of cities throughout the U.S.
Occupy Seattle Day 2
The number of tents doubled overnight to 31 tents, an estimated 60-80 occupyers from 44+ the first night. General Assembly Meeting Everyday at 4:00PM. Come on down to Westlake Center in downtown Seattle and join a group.
The Occupy Boston movement appears the most well-developed of the off-shoot protests, with a sizeable camp, featuring tents, medical supplies and even wi-fi, setting up at Dewey Square, across from the Federal Reserve building.
Tactical groups have been formed, covering legal affairs, food and media outreach, and a crowd in the spot had reached nearly 1,000 on Friday night on the first day of protest, the Boston Herald reported.
- Los Angeles:
Protesters who have camped outside Los Angeles City Hall since Saturday, inspired by on-going Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in New York, will spend a second night sleeping on the pavement this evening.
Loosely organized by a group called Occupy Los Angeles, several hundred people marched and rallied Sunday, holding signs that blasted corporate influence on government. They used Internet sites to mobilize and get attention.
Photos: Sunday's protest and parade downtown
Tents and blankets dotted the lawn in front of City Hall on Sunday, as people came and went from the encampment.
A group called Occupy Denver demonstrated downtown Sunday, railing against corporate greed and an economic collapse that has caused widespread unemployment.
The group is a local offshoot of the larger Occupy Wall Street group demonstrating in New York City.
More than 50 people waved signs protesting economic conditions and the financial speculation that led to the economic meltdown.
- San Jose:
We had our first General Assembly today and over 100 people came! We created multiple committees and split the group into them.
There are also non-location specific events planned, such as the National Student Walk-Out Day on Oct. 5 that is listed in the events section of the Occupy Wall Street website. Further, in addition to the increasing union support for the Occupy movement, Van Jones is talking about a significant escalation through the Rebuild the Dream campaign, which organized over 400 jobs protests in August:
"Everybody should hold onto their seats. October is going to be the turning point when it comes to the progressive fight back. You can see it coming," Jones said this week on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.
In the event that you are unable to hang onto your seat, head over to Occupy Together to find an Occupy event near you.