2011-09-28 #OccupyWallStreet spreads: around 70 protests planned in the following weeks #occupytogether

ImageAs some predicted, the popular uprising known as Occupy Wall St. is already producing echoes all around the USA. The volunteer based website Occupy Together , whose aim is to create “a site that would help spread the word as more protests organize across the country”, counts over 70 registered protests in U.S. citie. Apart from the main occupations, currently on-going in New York, Chicago and Denver, many will start in the following weeks to coincide with the global protest day of October 15th. In the following days, parks and squares in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Kansas City, Houston, among others, will be occupied.

The movement has definitely gained momentum as more people show up at assemblies and hearings (organizers claim that around 2 thousand people attended a message of motivation from Dr. Cornell West last night). The individual hubs have organized fast, offering press services, handling donations -money and food- , offering legal advice, and posting content on the web. The Portland group has even created a series of guidelines to serve as a model for further occupations , where they collect advice, based on their own experience, on how to use Twitter and Facebook accounts hoping to create a General Assembly, where everyone can participate and become a unified movement. Another independent platform Occupy Info has created a micro-blog, collecting Twitter accounts for the smaller collectives.