In this week between Christmas and New Years, I want to start with some of the bad news on Occupy efforts that have been covered at Firedoglake and partners. Jane has had some posts on the status of occupations around the country (here, here, and here for example.)
I have to applaud the persistence of some of the Occupy efforts. Mentatmark tells us of the Occupy Erie problems here:
Occupy Erie had Official Visitors again yesterday morning, for at least the seventh time since the middle of October. Each time they come, more gear is taken, more stringent rules announced. Canopies, tarps, sleeping bags, cardboard, and a child’s tent, all thrown into the back of a City truck each time. We are told we can get our stuff back, but it will only be returned to the proper owner. And we have yet to be told when and where to go to get it. Maybe this spring or summer. There has only been one arrest to date.
Robert Alexander Dumas lets us know about the second eviction that Occupy Tucson had faced then tells us a couple of days later about Occupy Tucson finding a third location to Occupy. As cadogblog said in this diary about Occupy San Luis Obispo a couple of weeks ago, “We’re not going anywhere.”
If you miss anything Occupy related, please check the Occupy Supply Headquarters page where you can find links to the top Occupy related posts and diaries from the last few days, the links to the slideshow of pictures we’ve received, videos on Occupy Wall Street from around the web and the FDL Occupy Wall Street archives.
This link is to an FDL Activism Toolkit in case you want to write a diary for your local efforts (or just wish to write a diary at MyFDL for whatever topic you choose). Keep us informed as you fight the power!